2014 Fall Schedule more details

Day Time Opponent Field
9/14 2:00 Prodigy The Dock
9/16 2:00 JCCC Overland Park, KS
9/20 2:30 MW Nationals The Dock
9/21 2:00 Maple Woods The Dock
9/23 4:00 MO Western University St. Joe, MO
9/27 11:15 am IA Western JoCo 3&2
9/27 2:00 Hutch CC JoCo 3&2
9/28 9:00 am Ft. Scott CC JoCo 3&2
9/30 5:00 JoCo Hornets JoCo 3&2
10/4 10:00 am Barton Co. CC Emporia State
10/4 3:00 Dodge City Emporia State
10/7 2:30 KCK The Dock
10/12 10:00 am MW Nationals K-State
10/12 3:00 Hutch CC K-State
10/14 2:30
KCK Kansas City, KS
10/19 12:00
NW MO State Maryville, MO

Athlete Spotlight

Zac ShawJamie came to the Lakers' program from Ft. Zumwalt North HS where he played for Coach Steve Seibert.

Jamie is one the team's leading homerun hitters as well as stolen base threats.

He possess the rare power speed combo that has made him a dual threat offensively. Jamie plays gold glove caliber defense in centerfield.

Jamie is also one of the team's captains. Get to know Jamie Graeser.

What's on TV: Baseball (Cardinal's Game)

What's on your Pandora: A Day to Remember Radio

Favorite movie: Joe Dirt

Worst Habit: Knuckle cracking

Favorite Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie

Favorite Player? Yadier Molina

Who has had the greatest impact on your life? My mother

Favorite values in others: Trust and Respect My motto: Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.

What do plan on majoring in? Business Administration

What is your favorite thing about Longview Baseball? Keeping baseball fun instead of making it a job

What was your most memorable moment at Longview? First homerun. Surprised myself with that one.

NJCAA - 75yrs: 1938-2013

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Dates and times are set for our alumni game this year.  The festivities will take place September 12-14. Please contact Clint Culbertson clint.culbertson@mcckc.edu for more information and if you are interested in attending.  We are also looking to compile an alumni list for updates on Laker news.  If you can't attend the alumni weekend let us know your information so you can stay in touch with the ins and outs of Longview baseball.

Dulin drafted to The Kansas City Royals

Brandon DulinThe Kansas City Royals this past spring drafted MCC-Longview Lakers first baseman Brandon Dulin in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Dulin, a Lee's Summit native, is a graduate of Lee's Summit North High School. The 6'3" freshman played for the Lakers during the 2012-2013 season and was named player of the year for Region 16 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Dulin had a standout season: He came in third in the NJCAA Division II for home runs with 13. He led the Lakers in doubles (17), RBIs (57), batting average (.376), slugging percentage (.727) and on-base plus slugging (1.177).

Dulin's 12th-round selection makes him the highest drafted Metropolitan Community College baseball player in the college's history. The MCC-Longview Lakers' and the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs' rosters have included a number of players who have gone on to the big leagues, including all-star slugger Albert Pujols.

Stoppelman moves up quickly through the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system

In the world of baseball, Lee Stoppelman is a fast learner.

MCC-Longview Lakers Baseball Coach Clint Culbertson easily places this former player in that category. Culbertson said Stoppelman, now a professional in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, recently advanced from AA to AAA in quick succession.

Culbertson said Stoppelman could easily make a leap from this, the final stop in the minors, to the major league Cardinals pitching mound.

"He's an injury away from being called up," Culbertson said of the left-handed pitcher.

Stoppelman set the pace for his recent success the first time Culbertson watched him throw at try-outs. He was a "walk-on" for the Lakers, meaning he wasn't actively recruited and had no scholarship when he arrived at Longview in 2009. The surprises continued. Stoppelman started his Lakers play throwing about 81 mph, but, quickly increased his velocity to 89 mph after adding 30 lbs. of muscle between his freshman and sophomore years.

"He's got his act together," Culbertson said, summing up his former player's work ethic and dedication. He added that Stoppelman also plays a good mental game. "He's a guy that just doesn't get rattled."

The 23-year-old's recent accomplishments don't stop at advancing from AA to AAA. In addition, Stoppelman recently was named Minor League Player of the Month. That announcement followed a placement on the roster of the prestigious fall league, a spot reserved for each team's top prospects, a move that Stoppelman is proud of.

"It's quite an honor," he said. "If you play well there, they'll take a good, strong look at you [for major league play]."

The Pleasant Hill High School graduate said baseball has always been a big influence in his life, going back to tee-ball. But, Stoppelman, who went on to play for the University of Central Missouri after leaving MCC, is an all-around athlete and also played high school basketball and football. He was playing baseball for UCM when he was drafted by the Cardinals in the 24th round.

In Culbertson's words, for Stoppelman, "I'd suspect there's more good things to come."