He then went on to get his Bachelor Degree in Business & Mgt. Systems at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla as well as a minor in Enterprise Resource Planning and Information Science and Technology.
Blake works at Balls n Strikes as an instructor and will be in his first year with the Lids Missouri Bulls.
Ryan Graduated from Cape Central HS in 2009, and played baseball all four years. Earning all conference his senior year.
Ryan went on to play baseball for three different colleges.
His freshmen year he played at Florissant valley CC, his Sophomore year at Three Rivers CC. Ryan then earned a scholarship to Freed Hardeman University, where he helped them to a conference title in his junior year, Top 25 raking, along with a trip to the NAIA WS. His senior year at FHU has been equally successful. Throughout his college career Ryan played six different positions, and had a Career BA of .310.
Ryan is currently working for a BS Degree in Business management.
This will be Ryan's first year with the Lids Missouri Bulls.
Coach Bucher graduated from Oran High School where he lettered (4) years in Baseball and Basketball. He went on to play baseball and swimming at Lambuth University where he earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.He received his MBA Degree from Missouri State.
Matt has 6 years experience coaching High School Baseball and Summer Baseball organizations. He was Head JV and Freshman Baseball Coach and Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Springfield Catholic High School in Springfield, Mo for 2 years (2006-2008). He has also coached the Sr. Babe Ruth Charleston Fighting Squirrels from 2006-2011, and the Oran Mudcats 11-12 year olds in 2011.
Matt also played overseas in Germany and Holland as a baseball ambassador in 2001.While at Springfield Catholic he obtained 2 conference titles and 1 district title. While with the Fighting Squirrels he obtained 3 State titles, 1 Regional title, 2 regional runner-up titles, and 1 trip to the Sr. Babe Ruth World Series.
He lives in Oran with his dog Buddy. Coach Bucher enjoys wakeboarding, snow skiing, hunting and fishing, and traveling in his spare time.
Kody is a 2008 graduate of Oran High School where he played baseball for Coach Mitch Wood. He was an All-Conference selection all four years, a two-time Scott-Mississippi Conference Player of the Year, and a 2008 First Team All-State selection. While at Oran, Kody played on two final four teams (3rd place-2006, 3rd place-2008).
Kody attended Southeast Missouri State University and graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Sports Management while minoring in Business Administration. While at Southeast, Kody was a member of the baseball team for four years and played in 164 games, compiling a .285 career batting average. He was named Academic All-Region in 2012.
Kody was an assistant in the 2012 season with the 17U Bulls
He is currently working towards a Master’s in Higher Education-Athletic Administration while acting as a graduate assistant at Southeast and hopes to one day become a Division I athletic director.