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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Lansing baseball finding strength within

  • “I believe we will put the ball in play and I guarantee we will hustle, work hard and good things are going to happen."
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  • Team: Lansing baseball
    Last year's record: 9-14, 2012 regional champs
    Coach: Mike Williams
    Coach's record: 9-14
    Key returnees:
    * senior Jake Patton, pitcher/infielder
    * senior Brad Brown, pitcher/infielder
    * junior Ryan Haller, pitcher/outfielder/infielder
    * senior Stephan Schafer, pitcher/infielder
    Newcomers to watch:
    * sophomore Cole Muse, infielder
    * sophomore Sage Hercera, infielder
    * sophomore Sain Nixon, outfielder
    Team outlook: STRENGTHS — Defensive hustle and offensive bat control are the biggest strong-suits Williams feels his team possesses heading into the season.
    “I believe we will put the ball in play and I guarantee we will hustle, work hard and good things are going to happen,” the Lions coach said.
    WEAKNESSES — Inexperience will be the biggest hurdle for the squad to overcome in 2013 as many new faces will dot the lineup.
    Big games: May regional
    Coach says: “I know we will play as a team. We will play hard, hustle and never quit. We are looking forward to a good season.”

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