2015-2016 Labette Baseball Profiles


#2 Dallas Alderton

Hometown: Dallas, TX
HS: Parish Episcopal
Position: Outfield / Pitcher
Height: 5’ 9” – 5’ 10”
Major: Liberal Studies
Class: Sophomore


#11 Cory Balocca

Hometown: Catoosa, OK
HS: Catoosa High School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6’ 1”
Major: Liberal Studies
Class: Sophomore

HS Honors: National Honor Society All-Conference


#6 Rhett Barber

Hometown: Weatherford, OK
HS: Weatherford High School
Position: Outfield
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Communications
Class: Freshman
Other Sports:

HS Honors (i.e. All-State, All-Conference):
Distinguished Scholar
Baseball Leadership Award (2015)
Most Stolen Bases (2014)


#27 Derek Begane

Hometown: Derby, KS
HS: Life Prep Academy
Position: Right-Hand Pitcher
Height: 5’ 9”
Major: Liberal Arts
Class: Freshman
Other Sports:

HS Honors:
Pitcher of the Year


#24 Sam Dannehl

Hometown: Larista, NE
HS: Ralston High School
Position: Catcher
Height: 5’ 10”
Major: Liberal Studies
Class: Freshman


#26 Aaron Davis

Hometown: Inola, OK
HS: Inola High School
Position: Catcher
Height: 6’ 4”
Major: Liberal Studies
Class: Sophomore

HS Honors:
Valedictorian
National Honor Society


#26 Micah Elrod

Hometown: Coffeyville, KS
HS: Coffeyville High School
Position: First Base / Outfield / Pitcher
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Radiology
Class: Freshman
Other Sports: Football, Basketball

HS Honors:
National Honor Society
Student Council Officer
2nd Team All-SEK
Letter in Baseball (4 Year)
Letter in Football (1 Year)


#4 Austin Giannola

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
HS: Shawnee Mission South
Position: Short Stop / 2nd Base
Height: 5’ 11”
Major: Business Administration / Sports Manager
Class: Sophomore

HS Honors:
All-Conference Sunflower League
All-Conference Honorable Mention


#21 Logan Gipson

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
HS: Bixby High School
Position: Catcher / 3rd Base
Height: 6’ 1”
Major: Business Administration
Class: Sophomore


#31 Manny Gomez

Hometown: New York, NY
HS: Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School
Position: First Base
Height: 6’ 2”
Major: Exercise Science
Class: Freshman


#30 Dillion Guffey

Hometown: Mounds, OK
HS: Liberty High School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6’ 4”
Major: Teaching/Coaching
Class: Freshman


#32 Carter Gunter

Hometown: Coweta, OK
HS: Coweta High School
Position: First Base
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Liberal Arts
Class: Freshman

HS Honors:
All Conference (2015)
All VYPE Magazine Honorable Mention (2015)
High School Team Captain (2015)


#1 Kurtlin Hulette

Hometown: Carl Junction, MO
HS: Carl Junction High School
Position: Catcher
Height: 5’ 10”
Major: Secondary Education - History
Class: Sophomore

HS Honors:
2nd Team All-State Catcher Missouri (2014)
1st Team All-District Catcher (2014)
1st Team All-Conference Catcher (2014)
2nd Team All-District Catcher (2013)
Honorable All-Conference Catcher (2012)


#32 Garrett Hunt

Hometown: Houston, TX
HS: Clear Brook High School
Position: Pitcher / 1st Base
Height: 5’ 10”
Class: Freshman


#23 Travis Kemp

Hometown: McKinney, TX
HS: Home School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Accounting
Class: Freshman


#12 Edgar Lebron

Hometown: Maunabo, Puerto Rico
HS: Alfonso Casta Martinez
Position: Short Stop
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Physical Education
Class: Sophomore
Other Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, -All Sports!


#10 Julian Lopez

Hometown: Banquisimeto Lara Venezuela
HS: Manuel O’Leary
Position: Outfield
Height: 6’ 0”
Class: Sophomore


#16 Joey McDonald

Hometown: Houston, TX
HS: Alvin High School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5’ 11”
Class: Freshman


#22 Luis Mercedes

Hometown: Dominican Republic (R.D.)
HS: Cenapec Dominican Republic
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Business Administration
Class: Freshman


#18 Dalan Merriman

Hometown: Seneca, MO
HS: Seneca High School
Position: UT
Height: 6’ 1”
Major: General Studies
Class: Sophomore


#15 Chandler Minze

Hometown: Longview, TX
HS: Pine Tree High School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6’ 0”
Major: Secondary Education
Class: Sophomore

HS Honors:
1st Team All-District Pitcher
1st Team All-East Texas Pitcher


#9 Michael Munoz

Hometown: Houston, TX
HS: J. Frank Dobie High School
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5’ 10”
Class: Sophomore

HS Honors:
MVP – District 225A – Pitcher
MVP – Houston Area All-Star
Team MVP for Dobie High


#8 Bradley Nolen

Hometown: League City, TX
HS: Clear Springs High School
Position: Pitcher / Outfield
Height: 5’ 11”
Major: Communications
Class: Freshman
Other Sports: Bowling, Golf


#7 Kurt Phillips

Hometown: Springdale, AR
HS: Har-Ber High School
Position: Right-Hand Pitcher
Height: 6’ 1”
Major: Undecided
Class: Freshman

HS Honors:
7A All-Conference
7A All-State
Arkansas All-Preps Team
All-Northwest Arkansas Democrat – Gazette Baseball Team


#13 Kolton Schenker

Hometown: Cottonwood Falls, KS
HS: Chase County High School
Position: UT
Height: 5’ 11”
Major: Business
Class: Freshman

HS Honors:
National Honor Society, 2x Pre-season Under Armour All-American, 1st Team All Leagues (3 years baseball), 2nd Team All League (junior year basketball), 1st Team All League Basketball (senior year basketball), 2nd Team All State (senior year basketball)


#3 Josh Stephens

Hometown: Springdale, AR
HS: Har-Ber High School
Position: Short Stop
Height: 5’ 9”
Major: Biology
Class: Freshman

HS Honors:
7A West All-Conference
FCA, NHS
Midwest USA Team


#3 Josh Swartz

Hometown: Grandby, MO
HS: East Newton High School
Position: Infield
Height: 5’ 11”
Major: Business
Class: Freshman

HS Honors:
2x 1st Team All State


#14 Pedro Varela

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
HS: Union High School
Position: Short Stop
Height: 5’ 9”
Major: Engineering
Class: Sophomore
Other Sports: Hockey


#5 Walter Wrona

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
HS: Bishop Kelley High School
Position: Infield
Height: 5’ 9”
Major: Wildlife Management
Class: Sophomore