2016 Marchmore details

Day Time Opponent Field
3/1 1:00 NEO Miami, OK
3/3 200 Maple Woods Kansas City, MO
3/5 1:00 Butler  Co. The Dock
3/6 1:00 Butler Co The Dock
3/8 12:30 JCCC The Dock
3/10 2:00 Maple Woods Kansas City, MO
 3/11  1:00  IA Central  The Dock
 3/13  1:00  IA Central  The Dock
 3/15  2:00  KCK  The Dock
 3/17  1:00  Wentworth  Lexington, MO
 3/19  1:00  Barton Co  Great Bend, KS
3/20 12:00 Barton Co Great Bend, KS
3/22 2:00 IA Western The Dock
3/24 2:00 Brown Mackie Salina, KS
3/29 1:00 NEO The Dock

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

Lakers Men's Baseball News

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LAKERS WINTER CAMP

Interested in Longview Baseball?  This exposure camp will give players the best opportunity to be evaluated by the Lakers coaching staff, tour the Longview campus and meet with an academic advisor all in one day.  The camp is on January 30, 2016.  Session 1 is for pitchers and catchers and will run from 1:00 to 3:30 pm.  Session 2 is for positional players and runs from 3:00-5:30 pm.  The cost is $40 for one session and $60 for two sessions. To register for camp, please email clint.culbertson@mcckc.edu with players name, cell number, graduation year, session attending and what position(s) they play. Pay the day of the camp.

LAKERS ALUMNI GAME

Dates and times are set for our alumni game this year.  The festivities will take place September 11 & 12, 2015. 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."

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