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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Baxter Baseball

Baxter had big expectations this year after going to the state tournament last season.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
May 21, 2020

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Over the last couple of months we have been highlighting lost seasons in the Southeast Kansas coverage area as the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week. This week we highlight the Baxter Springs High School Lions Baseball team. Baxter is one of the best baseball towns in Kansas with multiple state titles over the last 35 years, its most recent in 2016. The Lions lost in the first round last season at the 3A state tournament to eventual state champion Sabetha. 

Coach Name & School: Chris Mercer (last year at Baxter, took job at Miami (OK)

Records Last Year: 16-4

Returning Starters: 7

What has this entire cancellation of season been like for you?

Really hard. Felt like we had a team that could make a run in the playoffs.

What were some key things you were really looking forward to in the 2020 season?

We had a lot of returning starters and depth.

Who are some of those key players we should have looked out for this year?

Brant Morris all- state , signed with UCA. Drew Williams signed with Cowley County, Caleb Arnal 4 year starter , Riley Bush Junior catcher

What now ? 

Hope for a summer season.

As a teacher what has this been like with school?

Everything is now virtual.


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