Morgan Baseball will soon say “good bye” to its group of senior leaders. This group of seven immensely talented players has provided leadership on and off the field. Here is a look at each player’s post-high school plans.
First baseman Braden Brown, “Braydo,” will be hanging up his spikes, brushing up on Spanish and reporting to the Mexico Missionary Training Center on July 10. After his language training, he will spend the remainder of his two-year, LDS mission in Central America in the El Salvador Santa Ana/Belize Mission.
Second baseman Cam Jarrett, “Colorado,” who transferred to MHS last season, is awaiting his LDS mission call. The Trojan cleanup hitter will open his letter from Thomas Monson at Hinds Quick Stop, most likely on May 15. Is a return to Denver possible? Cam knows the Rockies’ manager and GM and would enjoy receiving an on-field pass to teach Troy Tulowitzki before games.
Shortstop, Lantzen Toomer’s family is heavily involved in MHS baseball (dad and brother are coaches, mother is scorekeeper, and sister-in-law is the trainer). The four-year starting shortstop will soon move to the Andean highlands of South America, where he will serve in the Bolivia Cochabomba Mission for the LDS Church. Lantzen reports to the Peru Missionary Training Center on June 19.
Third baseman Brenyn McConnell, “B,” loves the cold winters in Morgan, so it’s no surprise that the Irishman will be spending the next two years as an LDS missionary in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission teaching the largest Scandanavian-American population in the United States. Look for McConnell to share his beliefs with many of the 40 million visitors who come to the Mall of America each year. Report date to Provo MTC: June 26.
After roaming the outfield and pitching in big ball games this season, Tanner Hales will report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on July 10 and serve a full-time LDS mission in San Diego, the eighth largest city in the U.S. which boasts arguably the best year-round climate of any city.
A three-sport athlete, Cameron Skinner, “Cam,” will also travel to Central America, first to the LDS Guatemala Missionary Training Center on June 26 and then to El Salvador San Salvador to serve his mission. There is a good chance we’ll hear about Cam playing “long-toss” across mission boundaries with Braden Brown.
Kason Hansen is the one player who excels not only at baseball, but also at rodeo. He plays outfield and is a pinch-runner extraordinaire due to his speed. After graduation, he will head north to become a Utah State Aggie, where he will study wildlife biology.