Lonnie Lechelt

Lonnie Lechelt

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kennewick, WA

High School:
Southridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
IF

Experience:
HS

B-T:
R-R

OREGON STATE: Begins his career at OSU this spring ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Lonnie is a guy who can play all three spots in the infield, and he's an infielder with offensive capabilities."

SOUTHRIDGE HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Tim Sanders ... as a senior, all-state first team, all-league first team, team Most Valuable Player; batted .360, 2 homers, 14 RBIs, 16 stolen bases; team won state title ... as a junior, all-league first team, team Best Defensive Player; batted .411, 3 homers, 15 stolen bases ... as a sophomore, team Most Improved Player ... 3.7 GPA; Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Engineering; hopes to become an engineer ... born in Kennewick, Wash. ... parents are Lon and Marla Lechelt; family includes brother Ryon (16), sister Dayna (14) ... enjoys basketball, football, listening to music, hanging out with friends ... top athletic thrill was winning high school baseball state title ... favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez; favorite movie is Friday; favorite actor is Chris Tucker; favorite group is Cash Money; favorite vehicle is Hummer; favorite food is chicken ... chose OSU because "I wanted to further myself in sports and education, and OSU was a perfect fit."

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