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2015 Team Preview: Liberty North Eagles



Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Liberty North
Nickname: Eagles
Class: 5A
League: Suburban Conference Blue
Head Coach: Ryan Stegall
Twitter Handle: @LNHS_Baseball
2014 Overall Record: 28-4
2014 League Record: 10-0, 1st Place
2014 Post-Season Finish: District Runner-up

Number of Position Players Lost: 5
Number of Pitchers Lost: 6
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)
Jake Bartshe, RHP, 2016
Jack Degarmo, INF, 2016
Cale Hansen, OF, 2015
Ryan Hinkley, UT, 2015
Brady Kaplan, OF, 2015 (Missouri Western)
Douglas Martin, INF/RHP, 2015 (William Woods)
Blake Moore, C, 2015 (Mesa (AZ) CC)
Dylan Morgan, UTL, 2015
Brian Sharp, 3B/RHP, 2015 (Mizzou)

OUTLOOK
After an impressive run in 2014 and holding the #1 rank in Missouri Class 5 for several weeks, Liberty North will still have some fire power in 2015, it just won't be on the mound.  The middle of the line-up will be loaded with seniors, led by Mizzou commit, Brian Sharp.  Brady Kaplan will also be a threat in the middle of the order, posting  a .400-plus batting average last season.  The Eagles will have one of the top defensive catchers in the state returning behind the dish in Blake Moore. Ryan Hinkley and Cale Hansen also have varsity experience and will have an increased role in 2015.  The Eagles will be strong on the middle infield with senior Douglas Martin and junior Jack Degarmo, who finished the season as a starter a year ago.  The Eagles will have to replace six pitchers from a year ago, but they will be able to score and defend, which could mean trouble for rest of the schools on their schedule. 

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