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    Pro Player Hurricanes Annouce 9U - 14U Coaches for 2015

    2015 PRO PLAYER HURRICANES COACHING STAFF
    9U   Paul Nagel
    10U  Mike Cohn
    11U  Matt Thelander
    12U  Ron Janik
    13U  Rachaad Stewart
    14U  Dave Paterson

    9U - 18U Pro-Player Canes Tryout Schedules 2014-15 Season

    2014-15 PRO PLAYER HURRICANE TRYOUT ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Pro-Player Hurricanes are looking for dedicated players for the 2014-15.  Only players that are committed to developing and competing at the highest level of baseball on a local & national stage should attend.

    Tryouts for the 15U to 18U teams will be held at Peterson Park in McHenry.  Players must register online and the tryout fee is $10.00.  The 9U to 14U tryouts will be held at Crystal Lake South High School and also must register online.

    All teams are looking for high quality players and athletes with a determination and desire to play baseball on a regional and national level with a team first mentality.  Families and players must recognize that meeting organizational and team goals are paramount to every player’s development.  

    The Pro Player Hurricanes encourage all players trying out to play at their grade level.   If a player's birthday allows him to play down a grade we ask that you discuss options with the respective head coaches.  It may make sense to try out for both your grade and age level to determine the best fit for your son's immdediate baseball development and growth.

    The Pro-Player Hurricanes Program Includes the Following:

    •  Exclusive Hurricanes Academy Training Facilities  •  Speed & Agility Programs  •  Core Arm Conditioning Programs  •  Instruction from Professional, College, & High School Coaches  •  Local & National Tournaments & Showcase Events  •  Coaches Committed to Preparing Players for High School Baseball (9U-14U)  •  A Well Rounded Youth & Showcase Travel Baseball Experience Second to None that Emphasizes Team & Player Development •   

    - Player Fees for 9U to 14U teams are estimated at $1,800

    - Player Fees for 15U to 18U teams are estimated at $2,000 although 18U is usually less.

    Note:  Player fees can be raised through various fundraising or sponsorship with our P.I.T.C.H. program

    TRYOUT DATES & TIMES

     

    SCHEDULED TRYOUT BY TEAM

    DATE

    9U

    10U

    11U

    12U

    13U

    14U

    Saturday, Aug  2

     11:30 -2PM

      8:30 -11AM

     5:30 – 8PM

     2:30 – 5PM

     9 – 11:30AM

    12 – 2:30PM 

    Sunday, Aug 3

     5:30 – 8PM

      2:30 – 5PM

    8:30-11AM

     11:30-2PM

    Noon – 2:30PM 

    3 – 5:30PM 

    NOTE:  All 9U to 14U tryouts at Crystal Lake South HS.   Make Up Dates available August 9th and 10th

     

    SCHEDULED TRYOUT BY TEAM

    DATE

    15U

    16U

    17U & 18U

    Saturday, Aug  2

    9-11AM

    11AM-1PM

    1-3PM

    Sunday, Aug 3

    9-11AM

    11AM-1PM

    1-3PM

    NOTE:  All 15U - 18U Tryouts will be held at Peterson Park, McHenry.  Make Up Dates available August 9th and 10th

    Contact Steve Wille with questions:   SteveWille@msn.com

    Pay for 2015 Prospect Tryouts

    TRYOUT FEE FOR 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U PLAYERS is $10.00 online.  CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE

    (NOTENo charge for 9U through 14U players to tryout)


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    HURRICANE NEWS:

    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!

    17U RHP Jake Milosch at Area Code Games

    Pitchers and Catchers arrive to Kenosha at the Area Code Games including 17U Pro Player Hurricane RHP Jake Milosch 

    http://www.studentsports.com/baseball/2014/06/23/pitchers-catchers-kenosha/


    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:

    Nick Schrader Commits to Western Illinois University!

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

    Josh Smith Commits to North Park University!

    Congratulations to Josh Smith who will play baseball at North Park University!

    Corte Trebacz Commits to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology!

    Congratulations to Corte Trebacz who will play baseball at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology!

    Andrew Splitt Commits to University of Wisconsin-Platteville!

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

    Austin Covers Commits to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale!

    Congratulations to Austin Covers who will play baseball at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale College!

    Brad Dubow Commits to Augustana College!

    Congratulations to Brad Dubow who will play baseball at Augustana College!

    Trevor Symbal Commits to the Milwaukee School of Engineering!

    Congratulations to Trevor Symbal who will play baseball at the Milwaukee School Of Engineering!

    Vince Damato Commits to the University of Dubuque!

    Congratulations to Vince Damato who will play baseball at the University of Dubuque!

    Tommy Kiriakopoulous Commits to Augustana College!

    Congratulations to Tommy Kiriakopoulous who will play baseball at Augustana College!


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    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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