ASSEMBLY PLEASE, Mich. – Central Michigan baseball coach Jordan bischel announced on Tuesday its signing course in 2021 consisting of nine future Chippewas.
The new Chippewa nine, set to join the CMU for the 2022 season, includes five pitchers (two of them left-handed) and represents Chippewa’s strong Midwest recruitment base representing Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.
“This was obviously an extremely challenging year from a recruitment perspective,” the CMU coach said Jordan bischel so. “Most of our commitments came after the start of the pandemic, which means a large part of the experience was virtual. By combining this dynamic with the restored qualification for members of last year’s team, this led to our smallest recruitment class in the staff’s three years. here.
“That said, we feel that each of these young men will contribute positively to not only our depth of place, but the positive direction of energy and enthusiasm in our program. Each of these student practitioners is truly excited to become a Chippewa, and we feel just as happy to have them on board. “
Gregory Guzik • IF • Macomb, Mich. • Dakota HS
Helped Dakota to Division I beat semifinals as juniors in 2019 … Dakota led by averages (.355), slugging (.514), hits (38), home runs (2), RBI (19), stolen bases (11) and runner (26) in ’19 … named Dakota’s offensive player in both 2018 and 2019 … named Macomb Area Conference All-Academic Team in 2018-19 … played for coach Gerald Carly at Dakota … played 17h and 18h summer ball with the Michigan Bulls for coach Sean Gallagher … also written in bowling in Dakota.
Michael Conte • RHP • Cincinnati, Ohio • Walnut Hills HS
Got two letters … threw a no-hitter in first college start … called a Rawlings Preseason All-American in 2019-20 … named Prep Baseball Report Top 50 for Ohio … named a top 500 player in the Nation by Prep Baseball Report … played for coach Jack Kuzniczci in Walnut Hills … played summer ball for Cincinnati Baseball Club (2016-19), Midland Baseball (2019-20) and Ohio Warhawks (2020) … trained by Keith Becker (CBC), Scott Stocker (Midland) and Ron Slushee (Warhawks).
Shane Baumgarten • RHP / INF • Wheaton, Ill. • Wheaton Academy
Led Wheaton in home runs and doubles, and on the mound, strike and save, both in the freshman and sophomore seasons … earned the All-Suburban Christian Conference and all-area honors as a sophomore … knocking out 58 in 44 innings over the first two high school seasons as a pitcher … combined to hit .382 in conference games with 48 hots, 38 RBIs and 48 runs in the first two prep seasons … played summer ball for Force Elite, trained by Randy Dunnett, Rob Currie and Nate Montgomery.
Avery Mona • RHP • Bloomfield Hills, Mich. • U or D Jesuit
Got two letters on U of D Jesuit, and played for coach Gary Mags … played summer ball for Arsenal Baseball, coached by Aaron Wilson and Evan Petro.
Adam Mrakitsch • LHP / OF • Howell, Mich. • Howell HS
Named the All-Kensington Lakes Athletic Association Team and Second-All-County Second Team by Livingston Daily in 2019 … named one of the 5 best players in Livingston County before the 2020 season … named team captain in 2020 and 2021. .. in 2019, hit .371 with five doubles, struck out just five times and stole 11 bases in 11 attempts; on the mound, knocked out 34 with a 3.00 earned running average of 37 1/3 innings… played for coach Jason Ladd at Howell High School… played summer ball for Lincoln Park Rails (2018) and Diamondbacks Elite (2019-20), coached by Nick McGuire and Paul Gildersleeve.
Robert Ball • INF • Brookfield, Wis. • Brookfield Central HS
Appointed Captain for Brookfield Central in 2020 and in 2021 … National Honor Society member … Appointed Honor Roller every semester in high school … played for coach Jeff Bigler at Brookfield Central … played summer ball for STIKS, trained by Sean Smith and Karl Richter.
Spencer Verburg • C / 1B • Grandville, Mich. • Grandville HS
Appointed team captain at Grandville in 2020 and 2021 … smade for coach Matt Cook at Grandville High School … played summer ball for Diamonds Baseball (2018-20) for coaches Alex Hoover and Adam Sokolove.
Luke Sefcik • INF • Palos Heights, Ill. • Marist HS
Appointed to the All-Tournament Team at the 2020 Kernels Championship and at the Jupiter World Wood Bat Tournament … trained by his father Kevin Sefcik, at Marist High School … played summer ball for Cangelosi Sparks Black, trained by Tyler Thompson and Bill Copp … hit . 322 with 16 RBI for Sparks during the 2020 season.
Jack Fecko • LHP • Aurora, Ohio • Aurora HS
Appointed All-Suburban League First Team as sophomore in 2019 … posted a 1.80 earned run average of 43 rounds in 2019 … trained by Michael Brancazio at Aurora High School … played summer ball for Release Baseball, trained by Matt Rosinski .