Four standout Lyons High School baseball players (all seniors) received post-season recognition for their superior play this spring. The 13-5 Lyons Lions, which finished 10th in Colorado 2A, placed Justin Lear as First Team, All-Conference; First Team, BoCoPreps All-Region; and All-State – Honorable Mention. The 6’ 2” center fielder carried a .500 batting average while slugging .880 and
reaching base at a torrid .621 (OBP) clip. As a pitcher, he posted a 5-2 win-loss record, while averaging 17.2 strikeouts per 7 inning game. Justin will be attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, and intends to play club-baseball.
First baseman and pitcher, Brandon Sanders, was recognized as First Team All-conference and BoCoPreps, All-Region - Honorable-Mention. The lefty, Sanders, posted a 4-2 W-L record, and remarkable 1.71 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 43 innings. Brandon will be attending and playing ball at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado.
Austen Clark, who plays 1B/ 3B and pitcher landed Honorable Mention for both the Mile High All-conference and BoCoPreps All-Region. Clark batted a scorching .471 with a 1.294 OPS. The right-handed pitcher also carried a 4-1 W-L record and .978 fielding percentage. Austen received a scholarship to play ball at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
Catcher Leif Klopson superbly handled all three standout pitchers, while batting .340 and maintaining a .973 fielding average. Klopson was recognized as All-Region –Honorable Mention for the second straight year.
Lyons Baseball posted a 32-9 W-L record over the past two seasons, culminating with a trip to the state tournament in Pueblo for the sweet 16 this year and making the final four in 2017.