After winning an 11th state championship in 2005 the Lansing Kee baseball is the favorite to make another title run in Class 1A.
Coach Gene Schultz and the KeeHawks opened the season top ranked and have a number of experienced players back from last year’s team. “We have a solid six guys back,” Schultz says. “We are missing our power pitcher (who graduated). It’s going to be a test for these guys coming up to see if they can fill the shoes, do the job, and throw strikes and put the bat on the ball just like everybody else.”
Schultz, though, admits this team has a lot of potential. As in past years Kee High will play a demanding schedule that includes a number of games against larger schools. Schultz feels they need a demanding schedule to find their weaknesses and fill those holes. Schultz says that demanding schedule is a benefit once tournament time comes around.