The Lake Stevens baseball squad has a couple of diamond gems playing for them this spring. So who are these two young guns you may ask?
That would be 4-year varsity big guns Dylan LaVelle and Anthony Blackie. Both young men have also honed their skills the last 3 summers with the elite Seattle Chaffey
While LaVelle is currently out for a few weeks with a bum shoulder he is one of the state's finest hardball sensations. The 6'2" 190 pound short-stop/pitcher
is already a 2-time all-state 4A selection and 3-time 1st team All-Wesco North choice. Baseball Northwest ranks the hitting machine as the #2 senior in the state.
LaVelle has done just about everything in his brilliant 4 year career at the Lake. He has played in the prestigious area code games twice. The fencebuster has
also participated in the Mariner's cup as well as USA's baseball tournament of stars.
What's this hot shot going to do next year? LaVelle has signed to play for the Oregon State Beavers hardball squad next season; though he holds the door open for the major league baseball route. Scouts project Dylan to be drafted between rounds 3-7. Either way his future looks very bright indeed.
Anthony Blackie will be a key component in the Lake Stevens run this year. He has the ability to play all over the diamond. His main strength is on the hill with his fireballing right arm. Blackie is a 6'1" 200 pounder who has already experienced a state title game with the Vikings football squad. Anthony was an honorable mention all-league performer on the gridiron for the Viks.
Blackie was a 1st team All-Wesco North selection on the mound for the Vikings following both his sophomore and junior seasons. The 1st baseman-outfielder batted .395 with 21 ribbies last spring for the Lake.
What's this young rocket tosser doing next year?
Blackie has signed on to play with the powerhouse Everett community
college baseball squad.
LaVelle and Blackie should have plenty of help this spring at Lake Stevens.
Football standouts Jake Nelson and Christian Gasca are both returning outfielders for the talented Vikings.
Third sacker Christian Shouman and pitcher Alex Koeplin are both experienced diamond gurus to help Lake Stevens make a big run this spring.
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