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    10U Pro Player Canes - Perfect Game Super25 Regional Champs!!

    10U Pro Player Canes - Perfect Game Super25 Regional Champs!!

    12U PLAYER OF THE WEEK


    Connor Bartesch

    Player of the week 12u Canes: CONNOR BARTESCH 

    Connor is second on the team in average, and leads the team in OBP(.578), SLG(.657) and OPS(1.235). He has had a number of timely hits and has played an error free 1st base for the 12u team. Connor has a number of positive intangibles and set a great example for a positive work ethicand team play. 

    Thank You

    ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE  PRO PLAYER HURRICANE STAFF & ORGANIZATION, THANK YOU FOR COMING TO OUR TRYOUTS FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON!   GOOD LUCK NEXT SEASON TO ALL

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    HURRICANE NEWS:

    Nick Heidenthal Commits to McHenry County College!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Nick Heidenthal who will play baseball at McHenry County College!

    2015 Pro Player Jack Glosson Commits to Concordia University-Chicago

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Jack Glosson who will play baseball at Concordia University-Chicago!

    Ryan Wilkening Commits to University Wisconsin-Oshkosh!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Ryan Wilkening who will play baseball at University Wisconsin-Oshkosh!

    2015 Hurricane Evan Acosta Commits to Western Kentucky University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Evan Acosta who will play baseball at Western Kentucky University!

    Andrew Stone Commits to Carroll University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Andrew Stone who will play baseball at Carroll University!

    Former Hurricane RHP/LHP Ryan Perez MVP in Cape Cod League!

    Aspiring major leaguer can bring the heat with both arms

    Ryan Perez is a natural righty, but growing up his father knew his son the aspiring pitcher would have an advantage if he learned to throw with his left arm as well.

    "I would grab something right-handed and try to throw it right-handed, but he would stop: 'No, no, no, no, put it in your left. Throw it with your left,'" Perez said.

    His dad was on to something. Perez became an all-state pitcher in Illinois, and now - heading into his junior year at Judson University - he has an arsenal of pitches he can throw with either arm.

    "Four-seam fastball both ways, change-up both ways, curve and slider both ways," he said. 

    CLICK ON LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ryan-perez-can-bring-the-heat-with-both-arms-for-hyannis-harbor-hawks/

     


    Former Pro-Player Hurricane & KU Star Wes Benjamin Drafted by Rangers in 5th Round


    Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article496301/KU-left-hander-Wes-Benjamin-drafted-in-fifth-round-by-Texas.html#storylink=cpy 

    Two months removed from Tommy John surgery, Kansas left-hander Wes Benjamin entered the Major League Baseball draft hoping a team would take a chance on his injured left arm.

    The Texas Rangers did just that on Friday, drafting Benjamin in the fifth round with the 156th overall pick. Benjamin became the Kansas baseball program’s highest drafted player since KU coach Ritch Price arrived in Lawrence in 2002


    Read more here:  http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article496301/KU-left-hander-Wes-Benjamin-drafted-in-fifth-round-by-Texas.html#storylink=cpy 

    Link to Full Articlehttp://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article496301/KU-left-hander-Wes-Benjamin-drafted-in-fifth-round-by-Texas.html 


     

    Pro-Player Hurricane Star Simeon Lucas Drafted by Indians in 7th Round


     

    9's & 14's @ Great Lakes Perfect Game Super 25 Regional

    9's & 14's @ Great Lakes Perfect Game Super 25 Regional

    Pro Player Hurricane Adam Kalish (Hunltey HS) Athlete of Week

    CRYSTAL LAKE (Joe Stevenson, NW Herald April 28) – Huntley's Kalish Player of Week 

    The Red Raiders' former closer, who was converted to a starter, came up big twice in a crucial week in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division race.

    Kalish, who throws submarine style, won games against two other contenders in the FVC Valley, McHenry and Cary-Grove, to move to 4-0 for the season.

    On Tuesday, Kalish allowed two hits and one earned run, while striking out six and walking one in a 12-5 victory over McHenry.

    Kalish came back on Saturday, after Huntley had dropped division games to McHenry and C-G, and fired a three-hitter at C-G for a 5-3 victory. He struck out six, allowed three hits and two walks and retired 14 consecutive batters at one point in that game.

    The victory put Huntley in a three-way tie for first with C-G and Jacobs. 


    Link to Full Articlehttp://mchenrycountysports.com/articles/2014/05/12/7ef4919ff0ff41d3a09ff5d5e93d62f3/index.xml 


     

    Pro Player Hurricane Mike Borst (McHenry HS) Athlete of Week

    CRYSTAL LAKE (Joe Stevenson, NW Herald April 28) – Athlete of the Week - Mike Borst, McHenry, JR.

    The left fielder had 10 hits in the Warriors’ four wins for the week as they went 4-1, with three Fox Valley Conference victories.

    Borst singled and stole second in the ninth inning Saturday, then scored on an error as the Warriors edged Dundee-Crown, 3-2, in nine innings. He was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in that game. 


    Link to Full Articlewww.mchenrycountysports.com/articles/2014/04/28/43cb420256a04d15b8aabe8a34212bfb/index.xml 

    Pro Player Hurricane Smith happy to be back from injury

    CRYSTAL LAKE (Joe Stevenson, NW Herald April 15) – Josh Smith experienced the normal doubts anyone would have traveling the long road back from shoulder surgery.

    Perhaps even more so given what Smith was accomplished while throwing baseballs really hard. 


    Link to Full Articlewww.mchenrycountysports.com/articles/2014/04/15/7b99f181eef24d19a2995a3b4a4e4564/index.xml


     

    Congrats to Simeon Lucas - PBR Porsche Exchange Player of the Week

    Prep Baseball Report:   Wed April 9, 2014 
    By Sean Duncan, Executive Director 

    Simeon Lucas has grown accustomed to playing under the microscope. As a sophomore, he helped power Grant HS to surprising third-place finish in Class 4A. The pressure has only amplified for Lucas, who entered the spring as one of the Midwest’s top draft prospects. 
     
    Link to Article:  
    http://www.prepbaseballreport.com/news/IL/Porsche-Exchange-Player-of-the-Week-Simeon-Lucas-8015497632  

    Canes Lead List of Top Fox Valley Prospects

    Hurricanes highlight Fox Valley with over (20) Pro Player Hurricanes referenced by the Northwest Herald including (5) key players to watch this season.
     
    Link to Article:  
    http://www.nwherald.com/2014/03/23/2014-baseball-team-preview-capsules/adcl458/ 

    Pro Player Canes on Perfect Game Super 25 "Org of the Year" Watch List

    PG Organization of the Year Watch List
    Drake Browne    
    Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
     
     
     
     

    In the Inaugural Season of the PG Super25, Perfect Game will be rewarding the organization that performs to the highest level in all age divisions 9u-17u.  While final details have not yet been determined, the Organization of the Year will receive a feature article on the PG website, a custom banner to hang in your facility/ballpark, announcements through Social Media, and much more!

    At the conclusion of the PG Super25 National Championships, the National Office will announce the list of five finalists for the award.  All Super25 Regional Directors, full-time PG staff, and Perfect Game scouts will then cast a vote from the list of finalists to determine the winner.

    Read the rest of the Articlehttp://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9486 
     

    Simeon Lucas - Perfect Game WWBA National Championship

    MARIETTA, Ga. -- Pro Player Academy was one of the few teams that was able to avoid rain and get a game in today at East Cobb for the 2013 17u WWBA National Championship. Simeon Lucas took advantage of the opportunity to show off his talents in front of a crowd of collegiate coaches and professional scouts, which he’s become accustomed to doing.

    The 97th ranked prospect for the class of 2014 impressed the scouts again in the five-inning contest against the East Cobb New England Indians. Lucas went 1-for-2 with a single through the right side gap. He was also hit by a pitch and came around to score twice.

    Pro Player Academy piled on the runs to win 12-3 just before another downpour came to wash away today’s remaining games. The coach of Pro Player Academy was happy to get the game at the East Cobb Complex in.

    READ FULL ARTICLE
    https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=8755


    HURRICANE COLLEGE COMMITMENTS:

    Ryan Wilkening Commits to University Wisconsin-Oshkosh!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Ryan Wilkening who will play baseball at University Wisconsin-Oshkosh!

    John Smerecky Commits to McHenry County College!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad John Smerecky who will play baseball at McHenry County College!

    Josh Krueger Commits to Judson University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Josh Krueger who will play baseball at Judson University!

    Bobby Hecker Commits to Southeastern Iowa CC!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Bobby Hecker who will play baseball at Southeastern Iowa CC!

    Alec Haluzak Commits to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Alec Haluzak who will play baseball at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater!

    Peyton Schneider Commits to McHenry County College!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Peyton Schneider who will play baseball at McHenry County College!

    Jack Tierney Commits to University Wisconsin Oshkosh!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Jack Tierney who will play baseball at University Wisconsin Oshkosh!

    Jack Tierney Commits to University Wisconsin Oshkosh!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Jack Tierney who will play baseball at University Wisconsin Oshkosh!

    Eric Bell Commits to McHenry County College!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Eric Bell who will play baseball at McHenry County College!

    Jake Milosch Commits to Webster University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Jake Milosch who will play baseball at Webster University!

    Owen Oreskovich Commits to McHenry County College!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Owen Oreskovich who will play baseball at McHenry County College!

    Mikie Borst Commits to Minot State University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Mikie Borst who will play baseball at Minot State University!

    Garrett Bright Commits to St Xavier University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Garrett Bright who will play baseball at St Xavier University!

    Scotty Palmer Commits to Colorada Mesa University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Scotty Palmer who will play baseball at Colorado Mesa University!

    Zach Forney Commits to Eastern Illinois University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Zach Forney who will play baseball at Eastern Illinois University!

    Jimmy Perkins Commits to Western Illinois University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Jimmy Perkins who will play baseball at Western Illinois University!

    Dustin Thelander Commits to Bringham Young University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Dustin Thelander a who will play baseball at Bringham Young University!

    Wyatt Mascarella Commits to University of Illinois-Chicago!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Wyatt Mascarella who will play baseball at the University of Illinois-Chicago!

    Nick Schrader Commits to Western Illinois University!

    Congratulations to 2015 Grad Nick Schrader who will play baseball at Western Illinois University!

    Andrew Splitt Commits to University of Wisconsin-Platteville!

    Congratulations to Andrew Splitt who will play baseball at University of Wisconsin-Platteville!


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    RECENT HURRICANES IN MLB DRAFT

    YEAR NAME MLB TEAM DRAFT ROUND
    2012 Mike Heesch Chicago Cubs 8th Round
    2012 Jared Grundy Minnesota Twins 25th Round
    2012 Geoff Rowan Tampa Rays 32nd Round
    2011 Nick Martini St. Louis Cardinals 6th Round
    2011 Austin Wright Philadelphia Phillies 8th Round
    2011 Connor Sadzeck Texas Rangers 11th Round
    2011 Jerad Grundy Florida Marlins 42nd Round
    2010 Elliot Soto Chicago Cubs 13th Round
    2010 Chris Waylock Cleveland Indians 39th Round
    2010 Kyle Hunter New York Yankees 40th Round
    2010 Connor Sadzeck Pittsburgh Pirates 41st Round
    2010 Austin Wright Boston Red Sox 21st Round
    2009 Ian Krol Oakland A's 7th Round
    2009 Jared Grundy Texas Rangers 46th Round
    2008 Austin Wright Pittsburgh Pirates 23rd Round
    2008 Kyle Hunter Tampa Rays 30th Round
    2007 Jake Smolinski Washington Nationals 2nd Round
    2007 Butch Biela Pittsburgh Pirates 13th Round
    2007 Elliot Soto Minnesota Twins 13th Round

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