Prep Baseball Report

2016 Team Preview: Lee's Summit Tigers

Shon Plack 
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

As we prepare for the upcoming 2016 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Lee's Summit HS
Nickname: Tigers
Class: Class 5
Conference: Suburban Gold Big 6
Head Coach:  Jim Mellody
Years as head coach at school: 11
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Team Website:
2015 Overall Record:
2015 Conference Record:
2015 Post Season Finish:
Lost to Rockhurst 3-1 in district semifinal

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6

Players with 2015 Post Season Honors
Austin Ross, RHP, 2016, All-District

Players to Watch
Blake Ford, C, 2016
Dalton Hill
, RHP/OF, 2017
Zavion Hill, OF, 2017
Austin Polina, SS, 2017

Season Outlook
The Lee's Summit Tigers will rely heavily on junior RHP/OF Dalton Hill this season.  Hill will hit in the middle of the line-up and be at the top of the rotation this spring for the Tigers.  Senior RHP, Austin Ross will be another top of the rotation pitcher for the Tigers and give them a solid one-two combo this spring.  Senior C Blake Ford will return behind the plate.  He is a catcher with varsity experience and getting several looks from colleges.  Coach Mellody will have a pair of juniors that will become regulars in the line this spring as well. Look for OF Zavion Hill and SS Austin Polina to have significant roles in the teams success in 2016.  Lee's Summit will placed in tough district, matching up with some top teams in the state.  In a one-game playoff, anything can happen and Lee's Summit has the talent to open some eyes in late May.

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