Posts Tagged ‘University of Portland’
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
(Willmar, MN) The Willmar Stingers have continued to build their roster for their 2010 inaugural season, adding three new players and two coaches. Signing contracts were Mikey Reynolds, a freshman infielder at St. Mary’s College (California), Wally Marciel, a junior pitcher at Kansas, and Jacob Barnes, a sophomore pitcher at Florida Gulf Coast.
Reynolds, a right-handed batting freshman, has 5 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run for the Gaels this season. Before coming to St. Mary’s, Mikey helped lead his high school team to a district championship in 2009 hitting .512, 5 home runs, and stealing 21 bases that season.
Marciel is a junior left-handed pitcher and who has made 24 appearances this season, pitching 32.2 innings. Marciel is originally from Kailua, Hawaii and was named the 2006 Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year.
Barnes is a sophomore pitcher from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has made 19 appearances, including two starts for the Eagles. In 30 innings pitched, Barnes has struck out 26 batters. In high school, he was a 2008 All-State Honorable Mention selection in Florida.
The Stingers have also filled out the remainder of their coaching staff. Tyler Shepple and Jesse Rodgers will be joining Field Manager Matt Hollod in the dugout this summer. Shepple received a scholarship to the University of Washington to play baseball and was drafted after his junior year by the Milwaukee Brewers. Tyler played two seasons in the Brewers organization before suffering a career ending shoulder injury. Rodgers is in his second season as the infield and hitting coach at Mt. Hood Community College in Oregon. Prior to joining the staff at Mt. Hood CC, Rodgers was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Portland in 2008 where he was also a player.
The Home Opener, presented by Christianson & Associates, will feature Hall of Famer Paul Molitor as the Stingers take on the St. Cloud River Bats on Thursday, June 3 at 7:05 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium. Single game tickets for this event and all 34-home games are currently on-sale at the ticket office location at the ballpark from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by calling 320-222-2010. Season tickets for the 2010 season are $149 for reserved seat backs and $169 for box seat season tickets. For more information regarding this story or the 2010 inaugural season presented by Charter Communications, please call 320-222-2010.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
(Madison, WI) The Mallards have added Kris Kauppila, a sophomore infielder from the University of Portland, and Rusty Shellhorn, a sophomore left-handed pitcher from Washington State for the team’s upcoming season.
A 6’0”, 175 pound native of Glendale, California, Kauppila earned All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention and landed on the conference’s All-Freshman Team a year ago after leading the Pilots with 48 runs, 72 hits, and 20 doubles. He also hit .336, belted four home runs, drove in 21, and stole eight bases. Kauppila hit a home run in his first collegiate at-bat in the team’s first at-bat of the season against Utah Valley.
This spring, Kauppila is hitting .306 with five doubles, 11 RBI, and five stolen bases in seven attempts. His .398 on-base percentage is good for second on the team.
“I’m definitely excited to be a part of the Mallards organization and fortunate to have the opportunity to play in front of so many great fans this upcoming season,” said Kauppila.
“I’m also excited to improve my hitting while using a wood bat as well as coping with the ups-and-downs that come with playing a minor league-type schedule.”
A 5’8”, 186 pound native of Spokane, Washington, Shellhorn appeared in four games a year ago, and went 0-1 with a 12.15 ERA in 6.2 innings of work. As a senior at Central Valley (WA) High School, he went 7-3 with a 0.78 ERA and notched 125 strikeouts in 59 innings of work. As a junior Shellhorn pitched a no-hitter in his first career start on the varsity squad.
This spring he is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA over 10.1 innings that includes two starts.
“I’m a team-first kind of guy, so while I do expect big things from myself this summer, I’ll determine my success in Madison by the number of wins and losses we accumulate,” said Shellhorn.
Opening Day is slated for Wednesday, June 2, at 7:05 p.m. against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
(Green Bay, WI)The Green Bay Bullfrogs have three more commitments, all from the University of Portland, for the 2010 season. Beau Fraser, a catcher, and two pitchers, Keeler Brynteson and Owen Jones, will join teammate Riley Henricks on the Bullfrogs roster.
Fraser is the first catcher the Bullfrogs have signed for 2010. This will be his first year with the Bullfrogs. Fraser is off to a solid start in his sophomore year. Fraser has appeared and started in 18 games for the University of Portland. He leads the Pilots in batting average (.419) and runs batted in (22). Fraser is also tied for the team lead with three home runs.
Brynteson, a native of Anacortes, Washington, will be in his first season with Green Bay. To start his sophomore year, Brynteson has posted a record of 2-3 with one save. He has 10 appearances this year; all out of the bullpen. Brynteson has pitched seven and a third innings and struck out 11. He has posted an ERA of 6.14.
Jones, a right handed pitcher, will also be in his first year as a Bullfrog. Jones has not started a game for the Pilots but has appeared in eight contests. He has an ERA of 0.00 in 13.2 innings. Jones has 12 strikeouts on the year. He is holding opponents to a batting average of .178.
The Bullfrogs are scheduled to open their season on June 2 against the Battle Creek Bombers at 6:35 P.M. at Joannes Baseball Stadium in Green Bay. Season and Group Tickets for the 2010 season are on sale now. For more information on the Bullfrogs, visit our website www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.
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Monday, March 1st, 2010
(Green Bay, WI) The Green Bay Bullfrogs Baseball Club have signed their first two players for the 2010 season. Left-handed pitcher Joel Delorit (UW-Stevens Point) and infielder Riley Henricks (Portland) return to the Bullfrogs after South Division All-Star seasons last year with Green Bay.
Delorit is a 5-11 left handed pitcher from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Delorit started 11 games for the Bullfrogs and recorded a record of 4-4 while posting an earned run average of 2.39. He pitched 67.2 innings, second on the team last year, and struck out 54 on the year. In 2009, for the Pointers, Delorit was 6-1 on the year making 11 appearances, nine of which were starts. He pitched 59.2 innings on the year and posted an ERA of 3.02 while striking out 70.
Henricks, an infielder out of the University of Portland, led the Bullfrogs in most offensive categories last season. He led the team in doubles (14), triples (6), home runs (8), hits (68) and RBI (41). Henricks batted .270 on the season. With the .270 batting average, Henricks won the 2009 Rawlings Big Stick Award at second base. This is given to the player with the best batting average at his position during the 2009 regular season.
Henricks junior season is off to a fast start for the University of Portland Pilots. Three games into the season, Henricks is batting .538 with seven hits and four RBIs. In the 2009 season at Portland, Henricks was All-WCC Honorable Mention and led the team with a batting average of .344. He had hits in all but 11 games in 2009.
Bullfrogs are scheduled to open their season June 2 against the Battle Creek Bombers at 6:35 P.M. at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay. For more information on the Bullfrogs, visit our website www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.