2017 Team Preview: Maize Eagles



Shon Plack
Kansas 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: Maize HS
Nickname: Eagles
Class: 5A
Conference: ACTLV - D1
Head Coach: Rocky Helm
Years as head coach at school: 19th season
Twitter Handle: @Maizebaseball
2016 Overall Record: 17-7
2016 Conference Record: 10-2 (1st Place)
2016 Post-Season Finish: 3rd Place in Class 5A

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers:
4
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
John Short, LHP, 2017, 1st Team All State, (Cowley County CC)
Chandler Kelly, CF, 2017 2nd Team All State (Barton County CC)
Jake Doerflinger, RHP, 2017, 1st Team All League, (Johnson County CC)
Hunter LaMunyon, 3B, 2017, 1st Team All League, (Neosho County CC)
Jake Taylor, RHP/1B, 2017, Honorable Mention All League (Dodge City CC)
Jonathan McIntyre, RHP, 2017 (Iowa Western CC)

Players to watch
Jordan Helm, INF, 2019
Deriq Doty
, C, 2019
Dawson Sramek,
C, 2017

Season OutlooK

The Eagles will look to get back to the state championship after a third place finish in 2016.  Maize will be filled with seniors that have experience carry a heavy amount of post season accolades.  LHP John Short and CF Chandler Kelly received All-State honors as juniors and look to lead the Eagles in 2017. There should be no absence of depth on the mound this spring for the Eagles. Maize will also feature a trio of pitchers carrying college commitment in RHP Jake Doerflinger, RHP Jonathan McIntyre and RHP Jake Taylor.  Also look for Taylor to contribute at first base and count on senior Dawson Sramek to see an increase role in the team's success in 2017.  A pair of sophomores will also be called on to contribute to the senior-filled line up.  Deriq Doty and Jordan Helm could make an impact this spring.  Coach Helm enters his 19th season as skipper and has a lot to be exited about in 2017, building on the team's success in 2016. 

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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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