2014 Spring Schedule more details

Day Time Opponent Field
2/15 12:00 Redlands CC El Reno, OK
2/16 12:00 Redlands CC El Reno, OK
2/21 1:00 Paris CC
Paris, TX
2/22 1:00 Murray St. CC Tishomingo, OK
2/25 1:00 NEO Miami, OK
3/9 12:00 Hutch CC Odessa, MO
3/10 1:00
Hutch CC The Dock
3/11 1:00 Highland CC Highland, KS
3/13 2:00 Crowder Neosho, MO
3/15 2:00
Butler Co. CC El Dorado, KS
3/16 1:00 Butler Co. CC El Dorado, KS
3/18 2:00
Independence CC The Dock
3/22 1:00 Iowa Western Council Bluffs, IA
3/23
12:00 Iowa Western Council Bluffs, IA
3/27 2:00 Maple Woods The Dock
3/29 2:00
Barton Co. CC
Great Bend, KS
3/30
12:00
Barton Co. CC
Great Bend, KS
4/1
2:00
Johnson Co. CC
The Dock
4/3 2:00 Rochhurst JV Kansas City, MO
4/5
2:00
Hesston College
The Dock
4/6
2:00
Maple Woods
The Dock
4/8
1:00
Highland CC
The Dock
4/10
1:00
Wentworth
The Dock
4/11
3:30
Dodge City CC
The Dock
4/12
12:00
Dodge City CC
The Dock
4/15
2:00
Independence CC
Independence, KS
4/17
2:00
Maple Woods
Kansas City, MO
4/19
1:00
Wentworth
Lexington, MO
4/22
6:00
Johnson Co. CC
Overland Park, KS
4/25
6:00
Garden City CC
Garden City, KS
4/26
2:00
Garden City CC Garden City, KS
4/27
12:00
Garden City CC
Garden City, KS
4/29 1:00 NEO The Dock
5/1 4:00 Rockhurst JV Kansas City, MO
5/3
2:00
Southeast Nebraska CC
The Dock
5/4
1:00
Southeast Nebraska CC
The Dock
       
 
 
 
 
       
       

Athlete Spotlight


Zac ShawZac came to the Lakers program from Odessa High School where he played for his dad, Kerry Shaw.

Zac has been a two-year starter for the Lakers at shortstop. Get to know Zac Shaw.

What's on TV: Psych, How I Met Your Mother

What's on your Pandora: The Killers, Matchbox Twenty, Pink Floyd Favorite movie: Anchorman

Worst Habit: Biting my nails Favorite Dinner: Baby-back ribs Favorite Player? Troy Tulowitzki

Who has had the greatest impact on your life? My parents, they have helped me in every aspect of my life, and continue to help me improve as a person.

Favorite values in others: Being nice to others, honesty, selflessness, and humbleness

My Hero: My dad My motto: "Man's best successes come after his disappointments"- Henry Ward Beeche

What did you learn from the 2013 season? Don't get too high or too low during the baseball season, because you will always have ups and downs.

What is your favorite thing about Longview Baseball? How our team is very close-knit.

What was your most memorable moment at Longview? Walk-off single against Independence CC at home.

What is your main focus for the 2014 season? The main focus for our team is to become national champions, but each day our focus is to leave the field better and more prepared to accomplish our main goal than we were at the start of the day.

NJCAA - 75yrs: 1938-2013

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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."

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