Prep Baseball Report

2017 Team Preview: Lee's Summit Tigers

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Lee's Summit
Nickname: Tigers
Class: Class 5
Conference: Suburban Big 7
Head Coach: Jim Mellody
Years as head coach at school: 12 years
Twitter Handle:
2016 Overall Record: 19-11
2016 Conference Finish: 6-4 (T-2nd Place)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in district semifinals
Team Website:

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
Dalton Hill, UTL, 2017 All-Conference

Players to Watch
Quinton Carlberg
, SS, 2019
Ben Lock, LHP, 2017
Grant Heizer, RHP, 2019
Grant Baird, CF, 2018
Zavion Hill, OF, 2017 (Quincy)
Austin Polina,
SS, 2017 (Rockhurst)
Dalen Blair
, RHP/IF, 2017 (Briar Cliff)

Season Outlook
The Lee's Summit Tigers will have great pitching, and a balanced line up this spring. They will return six position players and four pitchers from a team that finished second in conference play and 19-11 last year.  Leading the way will be senior Petey Hill, a Missouri State commit for football.  Hill will add production to the line up, versatility to the defense and will throw important innings.  The Tigers will also feature three college committed players in the senior class in Zavion Hill, Austin Polina and Dalen Blair.  Ben Lock will be coming off an injury and add a left-handed pitcher to the rotation. Look for speedster, junior Grant Baird at the top of order, while sophomores Quinton Carlberg and Grant Heizer play key roles at shortstop and mound, respectively.  The balance of hitting, pitching and defense will make the Tigers a tough team in 2017.

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High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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