Baseball coaches – Timo Thompson http://timothompson.com/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 20:34:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://timothompson.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-60-120x120.png Baseball coaches – Timo Thompson http://timothompson.com/ 32 32 WKU baseball coaches end up among elite companies https://timothompson.com/wku-baseball-coaches-end-up-among-elite-companies/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 19:47:20 +0000 https://timothompson.com/wku-baseball-coaches-end-up-among-elite-companies/ History links BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Last month, the newly hired WKU Baseball head coach Marc Radin was appointed to Top 20 most influential coaching hires of this offseason by D1Baseball.com. Comes in at No. 11 on the list. The following week, the newly hired WKU Baseball assistant coach Rob Fournier was […]]]>

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Last month, the newly hired WKU Baseball head coach Marc Radin was appointed to Top 20 most influential coaching hires of this offseason by D1Baseball.com. Comes in at No. 11 on the list.

The following week, the newly hired WKU Baseball assistant coach Rob Fournier was appointed to Top 30 Assistant Coach Hires of this offseason by D1Baseball.com, coming in at No. 14.

WKU Baseball is one of seven programs to have a top 15 most impactful head coach hires and a top 15 assistant coach hires alongside Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC. Of the seven, WKU is the only program in the group of five with a top 15 hire on each list.

Rardin on this recognition:
“I think it’s an incredible honor from a DI Baseball media outlet. It’s one of the pillars of our sport. You look at Coach Fournier’s success over all those years at Wabash and mine at Iowa Western, just the recognition at this point is an incredible honor. Then you look at the company we’re in on those lists with the rankings. The reality is that it’s now – that have you done for me lately? So with the excitement being there and without a doubt can help with recruiting wisely, as well as raising awareness, which is always nice, but now it comes down to — it doesn’t matter, it’s better. We’re going to take that and focus on that now.”

While at Iowa Western, Rardin amassed a 983-262 (.787) record, good for averaging over 46 wins, including a conference/regional record of 452-69 (.868) and a record of 122-43 (.739) in postseason play. Over the past 20 years, no other DI junior college baseball program has won more games or more postseason championships than the Iowa Western. Rardin was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2015.

Fournier on this recognition:
“We are truly honored and proud to be recognized. Considering the hard work we have done in the past and the challenges we face ahead of us, we are fully prepared to move this program forward in the right direction. We’re extremely excited about the administration, the rest of our staff, and the players we have right now, we just can’t wait to sail this ship.

Prior to joining the WKU, Fournier spent 26 seasons as head coach at Wabash Valley College. During that time, he racked up 1,106 career wins while his Warrior teams won 14 Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC) championships. In his first year at the helm, he helped turn a 12-win team into a 37-win mark in the 1997 season. Since then, the program has had 26 consecutive winning seasons, recording at least 30 wins in each campaign while collecting 17 seasons of more than 40 victories. Fournier was recently inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame last May.



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Cal Poly hires three new assistant baseball coaches https://timothompson.com/cal-poly-hires-three-new-assistant-baseball-coaches/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:23:22 +0000 https://timothompson.com/cal-poly-hires-three-new-assistant-baseball-coaches/ SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — larry lee is entering his 21st season as head baseball coach at Cal Poly with an all-new set of assistant coaches. Gone are Jake Silverman, who coached pitchers for three seasons, Ben Greenspan, who coached receivers, assisted on the team’s offense and served as the team’s recruiting coordinator for a […]]]>
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — larry lee is entering his 21st season as head baseball coach at Cal Poly with an all-new set of assistant coaches.

Gone are Jake Silverman, who coached pitchers for three seasons, Ben Greenspan, who coached receivers, assisted on the team’s offense and served as the team’s recruiting coordinator for a year, and Justin Bridgman, the Mustangs’ volunteer assistant coach the past two. seasons.

Silverman was hired by former Mustang assistant coach Jason Kelly, who was named Washington head coach in late June, while Greenspan traveled to Michigan in early July to join new Wolverine head coach Tracy. Smith. Greenspan and Smith worked together at Arizona State and Indiana. Bridgman was recently hired to coach at Tulane.

Replacing the trio of coaches at Cal Poly are Seth Moiréassistant coach at San Jose State the past two seasons; Matt Fonteno, who has served as an assistant coach at USC, UC Santa Barbara, Saint Mary’s and Nevada for the past 10 years; and Logan Denholmcatcher at UC Davis and Sacramento State and most recently volunteer assistant coach at San Jose State.

Moir will coach the pitchers while Fonteno will work with the outfielders and also serve as the team’s recruiting coordinator. Denholm is in charge of the catchers and will help with the hitters.

“Overall, this is a strong group of coaches who excel in player development and have recruited well in their previous programs,” Lee said. “They are coming in at once with a lot of new faces on the roster.”

A San Jose State pitching coach, Moir helped the 2022 Spartans claim their first 30-win season and first winning record (30-29) since 2011 and their first-ever appearance in the championship game. Mountain West Conference Tournament. Darren Jansen earned first-team All-MWC honors while Brady Hill made 10 saves en route to a spot in the All-MWC second unit.

Prior to his two-year stint at San Jose State, Moir spent four years in the Minnesota Twins’ scouting department. Moir started with the Twins in 2017, serving as a zone scout in the Carolinas before returning to Southern California to scout in 2018. In his time with the Twins, Moir drafted 13 players and signed 10 .

Outside of his scouting duties with the Twins, Moir used his pitching expertise to join a small team of scouts specializing in arm action and delivery assessments.

In 2017, Moir was asked to become an assistant coach for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team which won playoffs against Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Japan. The roster included 26 potential recruits and 14 pitchers, many of whom have already made their MLB debut.

Prior to joining the Twins organization, Moir served as director of baseball operations at UCLA for five seasons under head coach John Savage. While at UCLA, the Bruins made two trips to Omaha, winning the national championship in 2013.

The Bruins have won three Pac-12 titles with Moir on staff while hosting two regionals in their three playoff appearances. A total of 44 Bruins and 23 pitchers would continue to be taken in the MLB draft throughout Moir’s tenure at Westwood.

Prior to UCLA, Moir served as an operational apprentice with the New York Yankees, where he spent time working with player development, scouting, analysis and video. The Yankees then sponsored Moir for the MLB Scouting Bureau Scout School.

Originally from Cody, Wyoming, Moir is married to his wife, Kelly.

Fonteno was an assistant coach at USC for the 2022 season, coaching the Trojans hitters to a .272 batting average and 62 homers. Second baseman Tyresse Turner earned All-Pac-12 honors with a .330 average while outfielder Rhylan Thomas hit .363 in total en route to a spot on the All-Defensive Pac-12 team.

Fonteno revitalized the Gauchos offense over three seasons as an assistant coach (2019-21), the last two as associate head coach, and helped the team qualify for the playoffs each of the last two full seasons. The 2020 campaign has been cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UCSB runs per game jumped nearly two full runs after Fonteno arrived in 2019, with the Gauchos posting a 45-11 record and earning a No. 2 seed in the Stanford area this year -the. After posting a 13-2 record in the shortened 2020 season, the UCSB offense scored the 18th-most points in the nation in 2021, propelling the team to a 41-20 record. and the third seed in the Tucson Regional.

Under Fonteno, considered a formidable talent developer by his peers, the Gauchos saw seven position players selected in the MLB Draft, produced three All-American position players (two freshmen) and have won 10 All-Big West position players. Conference Recognition.

Prior to his time in Santa Barbara, Fonteno served as an assistant at Saint Mary’s for five seasons (2014-18). In just two years, he helped make the Gaels perennial contenders on the West Coast. After going 16-39 in 2014, Saint Mary’s improved to 28-27 in 2015, its first winning season in six years. The 2016 season was even better for SMC as the Gaels went 33-25 en route to its first ever West Coast Conference regular season title, its first ever WCC Tournament Championship and its first ever trip to a NCAA region.

Saint Mary’s continued their success with a 37-20 performance in 2017 and their third straight 30-win season (31-23) in 2018.

With Fonteno on staff, the Gaels tied a program record twice, with four players selected in the 2016 and 2018 MLB Drafts. A total of 13 Gaels were drafted during Fonteno’s tenure, including 10 since 2016 , when Fonteno took over as recruiting coordinator.

Prior to St. Mary’s, Fonteno spent one season as an assistant coach at Nevada and four seasons as an assistant at Chico State. While at Chico State, Fonteno was part of the 2012 Wildcats team that won the NCAA Division II West Region and qualified for the World Series. While serving as the recruiting coordinator at Chico State, he made 17 all-conference picks, one Conference freshman of the year, eight All-West region picks, one All-American pick, and two MLB Draft picks.

Before coming to Chico, Fonteno spent three seasons as an assistant at UNLV, where he worked with outfielders, hitters and base runners, and had seven players taken to the MLB draft.

He also served as an assistant coach at Cal Lutheran, one of the top Division III programs on the West Coast, while coaching summer ball with the Battle Creek Bombers (Mich.), Petersburg Generals (Va.) and the Highland Park Blue Sox. (Texas).

Fonteno is a graduate of York College in Nebraska, where he was an all-conference center and led the Panthers to their first-ever national ranking. He also played collegiately at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California.

Fonteno and his wife Lindsey have four children, Eva, Ty, Mia and Ali.

Denholm played baseball for four seasons (2017-20) at UC Davis and another (2021) at Sacramento State before becoming a Hornets graduate assistant coach for the 2022 season.

Denholm hit .270 with 11 homers and 83 RBIs in 162 games at UC Davis before moving to Sacramento State, where he had five hits in 21 games (nine starts) with a pair of RBIs and five runs scored in 2021. Denholm drove in an RBI single in a 7-6 win over San Francisco and was error-free in 27 chances on the field.

As a junior at UC Davis in 2019, Denholm hit a career-best .295 with 14 doubles, three homers, 25 RBIs and 27 runs scored en route to second-team All-Big West Conference honors. He hit .280 as a freshman in 2018 and .295 as a senior in 2020, winning all 24 sets of a 4-3 win over Loyola Marymount, a game that lasted 6 hours and 30 minutes over two days in late February.

As a graduate assistant, Denholm primarily contributed to data and analytics responsibilities, as well as baseball operations. He also served as an assistant coach for the Walnut Creek Crawdads summer ball team in the California Collegiate League for the 2021 season.

Denholm graduated in 2016 from Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif., where he earned three baseball varsity letters and hit .376 as a senior with four home runs and 25 RBIs en route to the first. All-Metro team and All-Sierra Foothill League Honors.

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Will Bolt – Head Coach – Baseball Coaches https://timothompson.com/will-bolt-head-coach-baseball-coaches-2/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 04:41:27 +0000 https://timothompson.com/will-bolt-head-coach-baseball-coaches-2/ One of the catalysts for Nebraska baseball’s rise to national prominence during his playing days, Will Bolt returned to his alma mater as former athletic director Bill Moos named Bolt the 24th head coach. of the Husker baseball program on June 14, 2019. He is entering his third season at the helm in 2022. Bolt […]]]>
One of the catalysts for Nebraska baseball’s rise to national prominence during his playing days, Will Bolt returned to his alma mater as former athletic director Bill Moos named Bolt the 24th head coach. of the Husker baseball program on June 14, 2019. He is entering his third season at the helm in 2022.

Bolt captained the Huskers’ first two College World Series teams in 2001 and 2002. Bolt also spent four years as a head coach at Texarkana College.

Nebraska head coach
The 2021 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Bolt guided Nebraska to its second Big Ten regular season championship in 2021. The Huskers compiled a 34-14 record, including a 31-12 record in Big Ten play, with NU winning the league crown by 3.5 games. Nebraska also advanced to its first regional final since 2007 while posting a 3-2 record in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

In addition to Bolt’s coaching accolade, NU has had Big Ten Player of the Year in Spencer Schwellenbach, Big Ten Freshman of the Year in Max Anderson and four first-team All-Big Ten winners — his more since joining the league. Schwellenbach was also named John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year and a first-team All-American, and Anderson earned Freshman All-America recognition.

Three NU pitchers were selected in the 2021 MLB Draft, with Schwellenbach in the second round (59th overall) by the Atlanta Braves, Cade Povich in the third round (98th overall) by the Minnesota Twins and Cam Wynne chosen in the 20th round by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bolt and his coaching staff have done an impressive job recruiting since joining Lincoln. The Huskers’ 2021 15-member recruiting class, which included a trio of top 200 prospects, was ranked 20th by Perfect Game, 21st by Baseball America and 36th by Collegiate Baseball.

Nebraska’s 2020 season — Bolt’s first at the helm — was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas A&M Assistant Coach
Bolt spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Texas A&M under former NU assistant Rob Childress. In that span, the Aggies have gone 219-98-1 (.690) with five straight NCAA Region appearances, three regional titles, a 2016 SEC Tournament title, and a 2017 College World Series appearance. .

Bolt’s primary duties on the Aggie staff included coordinating offensive play, mentoring infielders, and serving as a third base coach. The Aggies finished in the top 25 nationally in batting average twice under his tutelage, and finished in the SEC’s top five in hits or runs scored in four of his five seasons with the Aggies. He mentored 12 hitters who were selected in the MLB draft during his tenure at College Station, including six players selected in the first 10 rounds and seven players who earned first- or second-team All-SEC honors. .

In 2019, the Aggie offense was led by Braden Shewmake, who was the 21st overall selection in the Major League Baseball draft by the Atlanta Braves. Shewmake hit .313 with six home runs, 47 RBIs and 45 runs scored en route to becoming MLB’s first-round pick since 2012. The Aggies won 39 games and reached the championship game at the Morgantown Regional.

In 2018, the Aggies went 40-22 and reached an NCAA regional behind the emergence of Michael Helman, who finished 15th in the nation in hits (92) and recorded a .369 batting average, a .451 on-base percentage and 61 points. rank in the top 50 nationally.

The Aggies made a run at the College World Series in 2017, finishing the season 41-23 behind the rising Shewmake, who earned All-America honors and was named National Freshman of the Year and SEC Freshman of the Year after hitting .328 with 11 home runs and 69 RBIs.

Bolt guided a prolific Texas A&M offense to 49 points and an SEC Tournament title in 2016, as the Aggies led the SEC in batting average, runs scored, hits, home runs, on-base percentage and slugging percentage while ranking in the top 25 nationally in seven categories, including hits (712, second), runs (471, ninth), batting average (.311, 15th), doubles (129, 20th), home runs (62, 22nd), slugging percentage (.467, 22nd) and goal attack (7.2 ppg, 23rd). The Aggies were led by All-American Boomer White, who hit .386 with five home runs, 46 RBIs and 49 runs scored while striking out just 16 times in 259 plate appearances en route to player of the year honors. the SEC.

Bolt made an immediate impact for the Texas A&M offense in his freshman season, with the Aggies ranking second in the SEC in hits (.299) and third in runs scored (6.6) in his freshman season. at College Station. The Aggies opened the season with an SEC-record 24-game winning streak en route to a 50-win season and a Super Regional appearance. That year, the Aggies ranked among the national leaders in homers (third, 70), hits (655, seventh), runs (424, 15th) and slugging percentage (.457, 15th) .

Nebraska Associate Head Coach
Bolt was associate head coach of the Huskers from 2012 to 2014, under Darin Erstad. Bolt has trained four players to All-Big Ten first-team honors, including two-time selections Chad Christensen, Michael Pritchard and Pat Kelly.

Nebraska was one of the Big Ten’s top offenses in its senior year at Lincoln in 2014, ranking 19th nationally in hits (623), 30th in triples (19) and 31st in average in batting (.293) as Nebraska won 41 games and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Nebraska’s defense was also one of the best units in the nation. With new starters at first base, third base, shortstop, left field and center field, the Huskers ranked 21st in the nation with .976 fielding percentage.

Under Bolt’s leadership in 2013, Nebraska’s defense turned in its best performance in school history. The Huskers ranked second in the nation with .981 fielding percentage, setting school and Big Ten records. The Husker offense improved under Bolt’s tutelage in 2013, ranking in the Big Ten’s top three in eight offensive categories. In conference play, the Huskers led the conference in batting average (.335), on-base percentage (.401), runs (180), hits (307), and RBIs (159).

In Bolt’s first season at Nebraska in 2012, he helped boost the team’s batting average by 45 points, as the Huskers ranked eighth nationally with a .315 team clip. NU finished eighth nationally in offense, leading the Big Ten with 7.1 points per game, while also leading the conference in homers (47), on-base percentage (.384) and points scored (413). Pritchard, a third-team All-American, was one of six Husker hitters to be recognized in all conferences.

Texarkana College Head Coach
Prior to joining Erstad’s staff, Bolt served as a head coach for four years at Texarkana College from 2008 to 2011. He led the Bulldogs to two Region XIV Championships during his four-year stint. Bolt guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back Region XIV championships (2009 and 2010) during a streak of four straight regional tournament appearances and four 30+ win seasons. Bolt, who was 140-82 (.631) at Texarkana, has helped more than 20 players sign with Division I schools.

Texas A&M Volunteer Assistant Coach
Bolt returned to his home state in 2006 and spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M. In 2007, he was on staff when the Aggies qualified for the Super Regionals, while producing a 49-18 overall record and winning the program’s first Big 12 Tournament title. At College Station, Bolt specialized in fieldwork and helped coach All-Americans Brandon Hicks and Blake Stouffer, who were each drafted in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft.

Nebraska Volunteer Assistant Coach
Bolt began his college coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska in 2005, working with Husker infielders and hitters. Behind National Player of the Year Alex Gordon, the Huskers compiled a school record 57 wins and swept the regular season and Big 12 tournament championships. Nebraska finished the season with a record fielding percentage of .975 at the time and included an infield that included Gordon, first-team All-Big 12 performer Curtis Ledbetter and second-team All-Big 12 draft pick Joe Simokaitis.

Nebraska playing career
A member of Dave Van Horn’s first recruiting class, Bolt was a starter and team captain for four years on Nebraska’s 2001 and 2002 College World Series teams. The infielder was instrumental in helping Nebraska to four NCAA Regionals, three Super Regionals and back-to-back College World Series appearances.

Bolt was Minneapolis’ regional MVP as a sophomore, hitting .545 in three games to lead the Big Red to their first-ever NCAA regional title. The following year, Bolt put on one of the most memorable plays in school history, winning the 2001 Super Regional Finals over Rice to send the Big Red to their first-ever College World Series.

Bolt finished his career holding six school records, including games played (251), games started (242), at-bats (922), hits (281), doubles (56) and assists decisive (639). Bolt remains in the school’s top five in several categories, including doubles (first, 56), games played (second, 251), assists (second, 639), hits (third, 281) and points scored (fifth, 197).

Following his playing career, he began his coaching career as a graduate manager at Nebraska in 2004 before becoming head coach of the Parkville Sluggers (MINK League) the following summer.

Personal
Originally from Conroe, Texas, Bolt and his wife, Lauren, married in July 2005. They have two sons, Jaxon and Austin, and a daughter, Bella. Bolt graduated from Nebraska in 2003 with a degree in communications studies before earning her master’s degree in 2006. Lauren graduated from Nebraska in 2005 with a degree in journalism.

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Lance Harvell – Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator – Baseball Coaches https://timothompson.com/lance-harvell-assistant-coach-recruiting-coordinator-baseball-coaches/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 15:32:59 +0000 https://timothompson.com/lance-harvell-assistant-coach-recruiting-coordinator-baseball-coaches/ Lance Harvell is entering his third year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Nebraska in 2022, having joined the staff in June 2019. Harvell coaches hitters and outfielders, while also serving as the Huskers’ third base coach . The Huskers hit a Big Ten-best .279 in 2021, backed by three players in the […]]]>

Lance Harvell is entering his third year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Nebraska in 2022, having joined the staff in June 2019. Harvell coaches hitters and outfielders, while also serving as the Huskers’ third base coach .

The Huskers hit a Big Ten-best .279 in 2021, backed by three players in the league’s top 25 in batting average: Jaxon Hallmark (.342), Max Anderson (.332) and Luke Roskam (.307 ). Hallmark, an outfielder, earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. Nebraska went on to finish 34-14, claiming the Big Ten regular season championship, and advancing to an NCAA Regional Finals.

Harvell led the Huskers’ recruiting efforts, and their 15-member recruiting class in 2021, which included a trio of top 200 prospects, was ranked 20th by Perfect Game, 21st by Baseball America and 36th by Collegiate Baseball.

Harvell’s first season at Lincoln was cut short after 15 games in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NU’s offense was hitting .281 and had 17 homers, while averaging 6.8 runs per game.

Before coming to Lincoln, Harvell spent five seasons at Sam Houston State as the team’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Matt Deggs. During that span, the Bearkats won four Southland Conference regular season titles and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Harvell established himself as the Southland Conference’s top scouting coordinator by D1Baseball.com.

In 2019, Sam Houston State went 31-25 and won the Southland Conference with a 20-10 league mark. Hayden Wesneski, Jordan Cannon, Nick Mikolajchak and Hunter Hearn were each selected in the 2019 MLB Draft after the season. Additionally, Colton Cowser was named Southland Hitter of the Year and stood out on Team USA.

In 2018, the Bearkats posted a 39-20 overall record, which included a 24-6 conference record, as they captured the league crown in the regular season.

Sam Houston State had a season-record 44 Division I wins in 2017 to advance to its first-ever NCAA Super Regional. The 2017 team finished nationally in all six polls, recording at No. 14 (Collegiate Baseball), No. 16 (NCBWA), No. 18 (D1 Baseball), No. 19 (USA Today Coaches), No. 20 (Baseball America) and No. 22 (Perfect Game).

The Bearkats stormed the Southland Conference Tournament with four straight wins to claim the crown and earn the automatic berth for the NCAA Tournament. In the Lubbock Regional, the team twice eliminated No. 5 Texas Tech and won both games against No. 16-ranked Arizona to earn a spot in the Tallahassee Super Regional.

Heath Donica earned All-America and Southland Pitcher of the Year honors in 2017, while Wesneski earned Freshman All-America accolades and Southland Freshman-of-the-Year recognition. Sam Houston State finished the 2017 regular season as one of two nationally ranked teams in the top 25 for ERA (3.58) and batting average.

In 2016, the Bearkats swept the regular season and tournament titles from Southland to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Sam Houston State, which welcomed 19 freshmen and 29 newcomers, went 42-22 overall and posted a 24-6 conference mark.

In 2015, Sam Houston State won 31 games and advanced to the Southland Tournament Championship Game.

Harvell spent two years as a volunteer assistant at Louisiana in 2013 and 2014. Harvell helped guide the Ragin’ Cajuns to national prominence and the nation’s top offense two years in a row. The 2014 team finished the season with a 58–10 record, the third-best record in NCAA history, and the best record and most wins in school and Sun Belt history. Conference.

At the end of the regular season, the Cajuns were the consensus No. 1 team in every poll, earned the No. 6 national seed, had a school-record seven players taken in the MLB draft, and led the country with three first-team All-Americans. The Cajuns offense has finished in the top three nationally in 26 of 29 offensive categories.

Along the way to winning regular-season and Sun Belt Tournament championships, several Cajun players received playoff recognition, including first-team All-American Jace Conrad, who also earned player honors from the Sun Belt conference year before being selected in the 13th round of the MLB draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Blake Trahan and Caleb Adams (who also played for Harvell at Texarkana) also earned First-Team All-America accolades.

Harvell spent three years at Texarkana College, including two under Bolt, as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2010-2012. While at Texarkana, the Bulldogs produced some of the best offenses in their conference and region. in production, leading the conference in batting in 2011 and 2012. Under his tutelage, Texarkana never finished below second in team batting and over 25 positional players moved up to Division I baseball.

In 2011 and 2012, Texarkana led the conference in batting average, hits, runs scored, stolen bases, doubles and triples, reaching .310 and .314 respectively. In 2010, the Bulldogs won the conference championship and finished in the top four in every major offensive category.

Harvell spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Texas A&M. During the 2009 season, he was the team’s strength and conditioning coach. In 2008, he served as an assistant pitcher, helping the Aggies win the regular season Big 12 crown, an NCAA regional title and a berth in the NCAA Super Regional.

During his playing days, Harvell was an all-conference, all-region wide receiver at Richland Community College in Dallas. In 2003 and 2004, he led his team to back-to-back NJCAA national titles. Harvell walked to Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006 as a catcher.

Harvell graduated from Texas A&M in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and received his master’s degree in the same field in 2009. He and his wife Courtney have two sons, Bodie and Dexter, and a daughter, Ellie.

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Little League baseball coaches teach how to lose and win https://timothompson.com/little-league-baseball-coaches-teach-how-to-lose-and-win/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 01:45:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/little-league-baseball-coaches-teach-how-to-lose-and-win/ Indiana was one of four teams whose season ended on Tuesday. Panama, Canada and Iowa also lost playoff games. WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. – Following an 8-1 loss to Nicaragua in the Little League World Series, Ubaldo Ramos IV reunited his Panamanian squad one last time. It was an emotional bunch, as tears flowed down the post-game […]]]>

Indiana was one of four teams whose season ended on Tuesday. Panama, Canada and Iowa also lost playoff games.

WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. – Following an 8-1 loss to Nicaragua in the Little League World Series, Ubaldo Ramos IV reunited his Panamanian squad one last time.

It was an emotional bunch, as tears flowed down the post-game handshake line. A trip that had lasted all summer was over. But, like many coaches, Ramos only had positive things to say.

(NOTE: The video in the player above is from a report during Hagerstown’s run at the Little League World Series.)

He congratulated his group, reminding boys aged 10 to 12 that there is still a lot to do.

“I told the players keep it going,” Ramos said through a translator. “They continue to play baseball at the next level.”

Panama was one of four teams whose season ended on Tuesday. Indiana, Canada and Iowa also lost playoff games. Of the 20 teams in the LLWS, only one will be champion on Sunday.

The end of a Little League run is always tricky for coaches, acknowledging no one wins all the time while praising the effort it took to get to South Williamsport.

Adam Naylor, head of performance psychology at Deloitte, who has worked with top athletes for decades, says it’s important for coaches to remember their role.

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Coaches “have the opportunity to teach how to win and lose,” Naylor said. “The first step is to remember that you are a role model and that you have this tremendous teaching opportunity.”

Indiana manager Patrick Vinson took a similar approach to Ramos when thinking about the tournament. He recognized not only how difficult it is to get this far, but also how difficult it is to maintain the level of play that brought the team here. USA teams need to win three tournaments just to have a chance of winning an LLWS title.

“They’re disappointed,” Vinson said of his team. “I don’t think they were ready for the grind. I don’t mean they just got here.

The road to the LLWS is so long and difficult that even getting to Williamsport is coveted.

“It’s exhausting drudgery,” Vinson said. “It’s a good exhaustion when you start training as early as we do. You are at the pinnacle of youth sports. It’s still hard to believe we’re here.

Not all coaches take the same approach when addressing their teams and the media after the tournament is over. New York manager Ronald Clark was pragmatic on Monday night when his team fell to Pennsylvania.

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Clark mentioned that the “bats of the team remained in Bristol, (Connecticut)”, where the Metro Championship was decided. He added that, although there were tears at the end, expectations weren’t met and the “box score says it all”.

When baseball fans reminisce about the end-of-season messages from South Williamsport coaches, many remember Dave Belisle’s speech to his Rhode Island team after being knocked out in the 2014 LLWS.

“I love you guys,” Belisle told his team. “I will love you forever. You have given me the most precious moment of my career as an athlete and coach, and I have been training for a long time — for a long time. I am becoming an old man. I need memories like that, I need children like that. You are all my boys. You are the boys of summer.

In many cases, LLWS players face more pressure than they have ever faced on a court, and sometimes the shock of playing – and losing – can be overwhelming.

“You have to allow healthy emotions,” Naylor said. “Emotions are an important part of sport. Acknowledge the emotion without making it too dramatically bad or trying to take it away.

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Who Made the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State List? | Baseball https://timothompson.com/who-made-the-iowa-high-school-baseball-coaches-association-all-state-list-baseball/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/who-made-the-iowa-high-school-baseball-coaches-association-all-state-list-baseball/ NEWSPAPER STAFF MASON CITY, Iowa — The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association over the weekend voted for its All-State team, and a high school hitter Bishop Heelan was voted to the All-State Super Team. classes. Crusaders senior slugger Ian Gill was the only hitter from Siouxland to make the “Super Team,” a team of […]]]>

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MASON CITY, Iowa — The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association over the weekend voted for its All-State team, and a high school hitter Bishop Heelan was voted to the All-State Super Team. classes.

Crusaders senior slugger Ian Gill was the only hitter from Siouxland to make the “Super Team,” a team of the state’s top players.

Gill led Heelan with 20 doubles, 51 RBIs, 11 homers and 51 hits. He was among the best hitters in the home run at the start of the season.

Gill also hit .455 as he hit .946.

Gill has also stolen 13 bases this season.

Here’s a look at the other All-Staters voted by coaches, in no particular order.

CLASS 4A

East Senior Aidan Haukap: Haukap had a team-high seven wins and allowed 27 earned runs in 47 2/3 innings.

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West Senior Skylar Hansen: Hansen hit .480 and drove in 31 RBIs. He also hit two home runs.

Cole Johnson, Senior East: Johnson hit .383 with 15 RBIs. He has scored seven doubles this season. He also forced 23 walks, third-best among East batters.

Brady Larson, West Senior: Larson led the second most runs among the Wolverines hutters with 26 RBIs. He hit .402 and he had 14 extra hits.

CLASS 3A

Bryce Click, Sr. Sergeant Bluff-Luton: Click hit 38 runs and he had 21 extra hits. He hit .379. When he got to base, he wasn’t afraid to fly. He was 26 for 27 in stolen base attempts.

Aidan Sieperda, Senior SB-L: Sieperda led the Warriors with 45 RBIs, and he batted .379. He got on base 47 percent of the time. On the mound, Sieperda was 7-1 with a 2.24 ERA. He had 63 strikeouts and 26 walks.

Kaleb Gengler, Senior Heelan: Gengler batted in 26 hits and had a .290 batting average. He also pitched in 12 games and went 4-3. He had a 1.61 ERA.

Brady Baker, Heelan’s second student: Baker was third in RBI among Heelan batters with 34. He also had 21 extra hits, including 19 doubles.

Nikolai Wede, MOC-Floyd Valley junior: Wede led all qualified Dutch hitters with an average of .390, and he also hit 23 runs. He also forced 35 steps, earning an OBP of 0.587.

Reid Tigges, Spencer Jr.: Tigges led the Tigers with an average of .489 with 34 RBI. He only knocked nine times.

CLASS 2A

Dawson Ripperda, West Lyonnais senior: Ripperda hit .471 and had 22 runs for the Wildcats. He had an OBP of .606.

Aiden Comstock, Jr. Cherokee: The Braves junior was second in RBI with 26. He had 37 hits, which is also tied with Benson good for second.

Trey Benson, senior Cherokee: Benson led the Braves with 38 RBIs and five homers. He was also tied for third in doubles with seven. Benson was 3-0 in nine appearances.

Jack Wajda, Spirit Lake junior: Wajda was second among Indian batters with an average of .452 and he had 11 RBIs. He also pitched in a game.

Reece Vander Zee, second from Central Lyon: Vander Zee did it on base with a .500 clip, as he led in 20 points on the season. He hit .415, which led the Lions.

CLASS 1A

Remsen St. Mary senior Carter Schorg: Schorg averaged .486 while driving in 40 races. He also had 21 extra hits, including three triples in the state tournament.

Cael Ortmann, RSM junior: Ortmann hit in the second most runs for the Class 1A runner-up with 44. He also hit .519 and had 13 doubles. He was also 5-0 with a 0.71 ERA.

Jaxon Bunkers, Jr. RSM: The Bunkers went 9-0 on the mound with a 0.62 ERA. He struck out 55 and walked 19. At plate, Bunkers only struck out three times, and those three times came during the playoffs. He hit .472 with a team-best 45 RBIs.

Connor Kraft, Junior Catholic Gehlen: Kraft hit .317 with 20 RBIs, and he hit nine extra hits. He also went 5-0 on the mound and has a 0.38 ERA.

Alex Schroeder, Jr. RSM: Schroeder averaged .377 and hit 30 runs. He had seven doubles and a triple.

Will DeStigter, Woodbury Central junior: DeStigter tied with Drew Kluender with 34 RBIs for team leader, and junior hit .478. He had 12 more hits.

Newell-Fonda Senior Trey Jungers: He hit .425 with 29 runs scored. He was 4-3 with a 1.75 ERA.

Isaiah Gerrietts, Jr. RSM: Gerrietts went 8-0 with a 0.90 ERA. On offense, he hit .319 with 15 RBIs.

Keaton Logan, Gehlen Jr.: Logan hit .359 with 21 RBIs. He had 11 doubles and a triple.

Evan Neumann, Kingsley-Pierson Jr.: Neumann hit .500 with 52 RBis. Forty-six of his 56 hits were singles. He was 6-0 at the mound with a 2.56 ERA.

Damon Schmid, Kingsley-Pierson senior: Schmid, who was voted as a first-team member, hit .402 with 25 RBIs.

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Finlandia adds three assistant baseball coaches https://timothompson.com/finlandia-adds-three-assistant-baseball-coaches/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 19:36:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/finlandia-adds-three-assistant-baseball-coaches/ HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) — Finlandia baseball head coach Evan Brandt has announced that Jack Brundage, Cole Jepsen and Matt Valin will join the coaching staff for the 2023 season. Valin has been the pitching coach for the past three years at Jefferson CC (NY). He has also been playing professional baseball since 2019. Valin has […]]]>

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) — Finlandia baseball head coach Evan Brandt has announced that Jack Brundage, Cole Jepsen and Matt Valin will join the coaching staff for the 2023 season.

Valin has been the pitching coach for the past three years at Jefferson CC (NY). He has also been playing professional baseball since 2019.

Valin has enjoyed success at all levels of his playing career. At LaFargeville Central (NY), he was a three-time All-Frontier League selection.

Valin began his college career at Onondaga CC (NY). In 2017, he was 8-1 with 93 strikeouts (school high in a single season) and a 2.25 ERA in 52 innings and was named to the All-Mid State Athletic Conference First Team. . Valin was 12-3 with 138 strikeouts and a 3.17 ERA in 93.7 innings during his career (2016-17). He helped the Lazers go 67-33 and qualify for the Region III tournament in 2016.

Valin then took his talents to SUNY-Cortland (2018-19). In 2019, he was 9-0 with 92 strikeouts and a 2.35 ERA in 69 innings. Valin set the SUNYAC tournament record with 17 strikeouts against SUNY-Fredonia (May 4, 2019). The Red Dragons finished 34-13-1 and captured an NCAA Regional Championship. Valin was a SUNYAC All-Star, Joint Pitcher of the Year, All-New York Region and was an All-America on two teams (d3baseball.com first, ABCA third).

During his career, Valin was 10-0 with 126 strikeouts and a 2.60 ERA in 90 innings. He set the school record for the highest single-season (2019) and career winning percentage. Valin helped the Red Dragons go 69-25-1 with two trips to the regional tournament.

Coach Brandt on Valin

“I am extremely excited to add Matt to our coaching staff. He has a wealth of experience as a D3 level player. Matt’s career at Cortland was outstanding and he learned from one of the best coaches in baseball D3. He will provide a lot of tangible information to our pitching team as he transitions from D3 to professional baseball. I believe Matt’s work in D3 baseball will be a goal for our pitchers to follow. He is a very smart young coach who will strengthen our player development program with our pitching team. I believe Matt’s ability to identify with our players and guide them through the development process will be an incredible opportunity for these young pitchers.

Jepsen has coached the Marquette Blues (American Legion) for the past two years. He helped guide the Blues to the Michigan Class A state championship in 2021 and a third-place finish in 2022.

Jepsen had a solid career at Houghton High School, which culminated in being named Copper Country Conference pitcher and Senior Player of the Year. He was primarily a pitcher at the College of Lake County (Illinois), Rock Valley CC (Illinois), and Truman.

Coach Brandt on Jepsen

“I am delighted to add Cole to our coaching staff. I had the pleasure of watching him play as a young ball player and was always impressed with his versatility on the pitch. In college, Cole spent most of his time on the mound, but he brings us a ton of all-court experience His ability to lead young ball players down the field is something I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these last two years with Marquette. Cole will help with all aspects of the team. He will sometimes help Coach Valin with the pitching and will also help me and Coach Brundage with the hitting and defensive side of things. Cole will also be our third base coach. He has done an incredible job on the player development side for Marquette and will help solidify that part of our program here.”

Brundage is no stranger to Finlandia as he has been in the baseball program for four years. As a player (2019-21), he had a strong season in 2021 with six doubles and a .294 batting average. In 2022, Brundage was a student assistant coach for the Lions.

Coach Brandt on Brundage

“I’m delighted to officially announce Jack as an assistant here. He’s a great young man who has a lot of respect in our program. As a player, Jack was an amazing teammate and the hardest worker in the game. team. He provides a wealth of knowledge to our outfielders and does a great job managing their daily training schedule. Jack also helps with our offensive game. He was a very skilled college hitter and gives our players great offensive perspective I will continue to enjoy watching Jack build and nurture relationships within our program. Much of our team has played alongside him and seeing those relationships evolve says a lot about who Jack is and what he means to our program. Great to have him to help develop our program. Jack is also our first core coach.

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Four Siouxland seniors will play in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches’ Association All-Star Series this weekend | Baseball https://timothompson.com/four-siouxland-seniors-will-play-in-the-iowa-high-school-baseball-coaches-association-all-star-series-this-weekend-baseball/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://timothompson.com/four-siouxland-seniors-will-play-in-the-iowa-high-school-baseball-coaches-association-all-star-series-this-weekend-baseball/ SIOUX CITY — Four area high school baseball players will be around some of the best guys in the state this weekend. All four seniors – Aidan Haukap of East High School, Kaleb Gengler of Bishop Heelan, Carter Schorg of Remsen St. Mary’s and Damon Schmid of Kingsley-Pierson – will be part of the Iowa […]]]>

SIOUX CITY — Four area high school baseball players will be around some of the best guys in the state this weekend.

All four seniors – Aidan Haukap of East High School, Kaleb Gengler of Bishop Heelan, Carter Schorg of Remsen St. Mary’s and Damon Schmid of Kingsley-Pierson – will be part of the Iowa High School All-Star Series Baseball Coaches’ Association this weekend.

The senior-only showcase begins Friday in Mason City. The two metro seniors will play for the Grande École Est team while the two class 1A players will play for the Petite Ouest team.

Here is an overview of the two honored subways.

Haukap to show his speed

Haukap had a good season on the pitcher’s mound, but defensively coach Trevor MIller said he was one of the best center defensemen in the state. Haukap was named to the Missouri River Conference second team as a pitcher.

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Haukap’s speed allows him to hit any ball in the gaps, and he moved to center this summer after playing on the left in 2021.

Haukap played on the left, as Black Raiders graduate Terrick Thompson was center fielder. When Thompson graduated, Haukap headed to the middle of the outfield.

“He has to be in the conversation as one of the best defensive outfielders in the state,” Miller said. “He might not swing it as well, but his defense is right there.”

When the nominations were vetted, Miller – who is also coaching in this weekend’s showcase – wanted to pick Haukap as the outfielder so he could get more playing time.

By embracing this leadership role, Haukap has been the definition of consistency. On the mound, he can be one of the best pitchers in the area when he feels like it, and it showed on Saturday.

“When he’s in center field for example, he’s catching crazy balls there, and you know, we always joke about how laid back he looks while he’s doing it,” Miller said earlier this season. “It makes a lot of our players laugh when they see it. I think it helps them relax and it helps the kids to play freely.

The starting pitchers have already been chosen, but Haukap can become a relief pitcher if Fort Dodge coach Blake Utley chooses him.

The other two outfielders on the Large East team are Carter Thomas of Mason City and Miles Risley of Johnston.

“There might not be a baseball in the grass,” Miller said. “We talked about the speed they have and it was fun to listen to (Indianola coach Jon) Fitzpatrick talk about his enthusiasm for our outfield.

“Hope Aidan is having fun,” Miller added. “Hopefully he sees what all the other players are doing and what their programs are doing. With a lot of these kids, they’re all going to play baseball. That will help him prepare for Briar Cliff.

Fitzpatrick is also an assistant coach this weekend with Utley and Miller.

This is Miller’s first time coaching in the All-Star Series. He became the East’s coach last April.


SIOUX CITY – Trevor Miller finally has his chance.

Dicus also coached in an All-Star series, and Miller is looking forward to doing the same this weekend.

“I think it’s going to be a really cool experience,” Miller said. “I was thrilled to be asked to do it.”

Miller found he coached in a unique way.

When the second-year Black Raiders coach attended a coaching clinic this winter, former Lewis Central coach Lee Toole found Miller at the clinic during a presentation.

Toole sat down next to Miller and asked Miller if he wanted to coach him.

Miller smiled after Toole invited him over and he happily accepted.

“It’s going to be a really fun weekend where we can train in a no-pressure situation,” Miller said. “We don’t have to worry about teaching kids how to do things.”

He is also delighted to be alongside Utley and Fitzpatrick.

The Black Raiders and Dodgers programs have been played for several years, so the partnership between the two coaches is strong.

Miller hopes to strengthen that bond with Utley and get to know Fitzpatrick better.

“Blake has been my support,” Miller said. “These coaches are some of the best in the state. Blake runs a top notch program. I’m also excited to sit down with Fitzgerald. I’m just going to be with a lot of coaches and ask them what they’re doing.

Gengler has one more weekend

Heelan coach Andy Osborne hopes this weekend will also serve as an eye-opener for Gengler.

Gengler was selected as one of three starting pitchers this weekend, along with Schorg and Roland-Story ace Alex Berends.

On the mound, Gengler had a 1.62 ERA before the season-ending loss to eventual state semifinalist Sergeant Bluff-Luton. Gengler was 4-3 this season.

He also pitched four good innings this weekend for George Nelson American Legion Post 662’s Woodbury County at Sergeant Bluff in the state baseball tournament on Sunday in Spencer.

“Kaleb will be able to rub shoulders with his future teammates and show his abilities. It’s part of the game where you can show what you can do,” Osborne said.

Gengler also had a period where his business was going early in the season. He recorded a no-hitter against East, then held the 3A-1 seeded No. 1 MOC-Floy Valley to one hit.


METRO ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Heelan's Kaleb Gengler, Sergeant Bluff-Luton's Aidan Sieperda both pitch no-hitters

In the past week, two high school baseball kids from the Metro threw hits and their coaches thought those Thursday and Saturday outings were the best of their high school tenures.

Gengler also forced Harlan to put just one ball in play in an early-season game.

“He was more dominant than anyone we’ve ever had,” Osborne said. “We were delighted that he was successful.”

Osborne has advice for Gengler not just for this weekend, but also when he reports to Des Moines Area Community College in the fall.

“Kaleb’s deal has always been to focus on what he needs to focus on in relation to whatever is going on around him,” Osborne said. “That will come with maturity and facing better competition. For him to be successful will depend on his off-speed throws and whether he can shift gears. He has to get used to that. »

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Report | Notre Dame should appoint two assistant baseball coaches https://timothompson.com/report-notre-dame-should-appoint-two-assistant-baseball-coaches/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 21:09:04 +0000 https://timothompson.com/report-notre-dame-should-appoint-two-assistant-baseball-coaches/ Shawn Stiffler is about to complete his first team as Notre Dame baseball head coach. D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers announced that Notre Dame is expected to hire VCU pitching coach Seth Cutler-Voltz and Old Dominion’s Logan Robbins as their final assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. ISD sources said the same as both coaches are going through […]]]>

Shawn Stiffler is about to complete his first team as Notre Dame baseball head coach.

D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers announced that Notre Dame is expected to hire VCU pitching coach Seth Cutler-Voltz and Old Dominion’s Logan Robbins as their final assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

ISD sources said the same as both coaches are going through the final stages of the hiring process.

Cutler-Voltz is a household name for Notre Dame players and fans should be thrilled as he comes to South Bend to replace longtime pitching coach Chuck Ristano, who left for Tallahassee.

VCU hired Cutler-Voltz in November 2021, and the Rams’ pitchers found immediate success. VCU’s pitching staff recorded a 3.91 ERA (#9 in the nation), which was exactly the same as Notre Dame’s 2022 ERA. The Rams also struck out 518 while walking just 191 and holding a WHIP of 1.29.

Cutler-Voltz played four years at VCU and made 73 appearances, including 47 starts and eight full games for the Rams. He also ranks No. 2 in VCU history with 338.1 innings pitched. Cutler-Voltz had a career ERA of 4.31, 229 strikeouts and won 18 games.

After graduating, Cutler-Voltz was on staff at VCU as a volunteer assistant for two seasons before moving to UT Martin in 2015-16. UT Martin broke a program record of 369 batters in 2016. Cutler-Voltz then moved to Wofford where he spent five seasons before returning to VCU in 2021. In 2021, Wofford retired 492 batters, which was the third highest rating in the program’s history. .

Robbins has spent the past seven seasons at Old Dominion and he’s played in a variety of roles. In 2017, Robbins was promoted to assistant coach and scouting coordinator after spending two seasons as a volunteer coach.

In 2021, Old Dominion were electric on offense as the Monarchs set program records for single-game, single-season homers. Old Dominion finished second in Conference USA in 2021 with a .301 batting average and second in the nation with 105 homers.

Old Dominion followed in 2022 with another impressive season at the plate as the Monarchs finished 41-17 and hit a program-record 128 homers. The Monarchs hit an impressive 2.21 homers per game, which finished No. 2 in the nation.

Robbins began his coaching career at Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2014 after his baseball career ended. The Atlanta Braves drafted Robbins from Western Kentucky in 2011 and he spent two seasons playing professionally.

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Ten area players selected to all-district teams of the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association https://timothompson.com/ten-area-players-selected-to-all-district-teams-of-the-iowa-high-school-baseball-coaches-association/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 15:38:08 +0000 https://timothompson.com/ten-area-players-selected-to-all-district-teams-of-the-iowa-high-school-baseball-coaches-association/ By Jen Olson | on July 27, 2022 Storm Lake’s Edgar Barreiro was voted to the Class 3A all-district first team as an outfielder. Cale Brechwald of Alta-Aurelia was a first-team all-district selection in Class 1A as a pitcher. Storm Lake was represented by four players, and Newell-Fonda, Alta-Aurelia, and Sioux Central each […]]]>

Storm Lake’s Edgar Barreiro was voted to the Class 3A all-district first team as an outfielder.

Cale Brechwald of Alta-Aurelia was a first-team all-district selection in Class 1A as a pitcher.

Storm Lake was represented by four players, and Newell-Fonda, Alta-Aurelia, and Sioux Central each had two players selected to teams from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association district of northwest Iowa.

Storm Lake landed three players on the Class 3A all-district first team as Hunter DeMey was named second baseman, Edgar Barreiro as outfielder and Jake Eddie at utility. Sam Dvergsten was a second team pick as an outfielder.

In Class 1A, Newell-Fonda’s Trey Jungers was voted to the first team as an outfielder while Ryan Greenfield was a first-team utility pick.

Alta-Aurelia’s Cale Brechwald was selected to the first team as a pitcher while Preston McCoy was a first team pick at shortstop.

Two Sioux Central players were voted into the Class 2A team. Ethan Johnson was a second team pick as a pitcher and Gibson Olson was selected to the second team at receiver.

THREE ZONES players were selected to IHSBCA Academic Teams.

Newell-Fonda’s Trey Jungers made the first team (all classes) while teammate Beau Wilken was picked in the second team.

Alta-Aurelia’s Preston McCoy was also selected to the second team.

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