Several MNS Players Named to All-Metro Team

Several Mac-N-Seitz made the All-Metro team, including Dalton Moats who was named KC Metro Player of the Year!

Dalton Moats – KC Metro Player of the Year – 1st Team
Dalton MoatsNick Banman – 2nd Team
Nate Winfrey – 1st Team
Logan Gray – 1st Team
Ryan Ralston – 1st Team
John Oliver – Honorable Mention
Shane Hummel – Honorable Mention
Jordan Knutson – 2nd Team
Derek Hurt – Honorable Mention
Kade Larson – Honorable Mention
LJ Hatch – 2nd Team
Todd Czinege – Honorable Mention

Full story by the Kansas City Star

Colby Fitch – Gatorade Missouri Baseball Player of The Year

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HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUT NAMED GATORADE® MISSOURI BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013) — In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Colby Fitch of Hickman High School as its 2012-13 Gatorade Missouri Baseball Player of the Year. Fitch is the second Gatorade Missouri Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Hickman High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Fitch as Missouri’s best high school baseball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award announced in May, Fitch joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo HS, Mich.), Roy Halladay (1994-95, Arvada West HS, Colo.), David Price (2003-04, Blackman HS, Tenn.), Chipper Jones (1989-90, Bolles School, Fla.), Derrek Lee (1992-93, El Camino HS, Calif.) and John Lester (2001-02, Bellarmine Prep, Wash.).

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound junior catcher and outfielder batted .500 with five home runs, 25 runs scored, 22 RBI and a .960 slugging percentage, leading the Kewpies (15-7) to the Class 5 district semifinals this past season. A 2012 and 2013 Under Armour Pre-season All-American, Fitch threw out 12-of-15 base runners this season.

Fitch has maintained a 3.78 GPA in the classroom. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he has served on his school’s student council and has volunteered locally on behalf of a food bank and as part of multiple community clean-up initiatives.

“I have had the privilege of coaching against Colby Fitch and watching his growth as a player,” said Justin Towe, head coach at Rock Bridge High. “He is unquestionably one of the most respected players in the state of Missouri. He never backs down from a challenge and he is always willing to put in the extra effort required to be successful.”

Fitch has verbally committed to play baseball on an athletic scholarship at the University of Louisville beginning in the fall of 2014.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Fitch joins recent Gatorade Missouri Baseball Players of the Year Blake McFadden (2011-12, Savannah High School), Brett Graves (2010 – 11, Francis Howell High School), Chuckie Jones (2009-10, Boonville), Jacob Turner (2008–09 Westminster Christian Academy), Tim Melville (2007-08, Holt), and Nicholas Tepesch (2006-2007, Blue Springs) among the state’s list of former award winners.

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Ryan Colombo – Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year

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SEAMAN HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUT NAMED GATORADE® KANSAS BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013) — In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Ryan Colombo of Seaman High School as its 2012-13 Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year. Colombo is the first Gatorade Kansas BaseballPlayer of the Year to be chosen from Seaman High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Colombo as Kansas’s best high school baseball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award announced in May, Colombo joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo HS, Mich.), Roy Halladay (1994-95, Arvada West HS, Colo.), David Price (2003-04, Blackman HS, Tenn.), Chipper Jones (1989-90, Bolles School, Fla.), Derrek Lee (1992-93, El Camino HS, Calif.) and John Lester (2001-02, Bellarmine Prep, Wash.).

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior right-handed pitcher and infielder led the Vikings (20-2) to a berth in the Class 5A state tournament, scheduled to begin May 25. At the time of his selection, Colombo owned a 4-1 record, a 1.01 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 34.2 innings. The 2012 Class 5A Pitcher of the Year, he also batted .426 with 29 RBI, 20 runs and a .588
slugging percentage.

Colombo has maintained a 3.93 GPA in the classroom. A member of his school’s Spanish Club, Spirit Club and Sportsmanship Council, he has volunteered locally shoveling snow for elderly residents and as a youth baseball coach.

“Ryan Colombo has had a great career playing for one of the best baseball programs in the state,” said Jay Mastin, head coach at Topeka High. “He is a leader on Seaman’s team and his numbers are at or near the top of the very best of anyone in the state.”

Colombo has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on an athletic scholarship at Drury University this fall.

The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Colombo joins recent Gatorade Kansas Baseball Players of the Year Collin Wiles (2011-12, Blue Valley West High School), Conner Knight (2010 – 11, Maize High School), Cody Kukuk (2009-10, Free State), Garrett Gould (2008–09 Maize), Lee Ridenhour (2007-08, Shawnee Mission West), and Derek Norris (2006-2007, Goddard) among the state’s list of former award winners.

To keep up to date on the latest happenings, become a fan of Gatorade Player of the Year on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For more on the Gatorade Player of the Year program, including nomination information, a complete list of past winners and the announcement of the Gatorade National Player of the Year, visit www.gatorade.com/poy.

Former MNS Player Sets School Record

Originally posted on the St. Louis Billikens website, April 9, 2013

ST. LOUIS – The Saint Louis baseball team defeated the SIUE Cougars 7-5 Tuesday night at the Billiken Sports Center. Freshman RHP Joe Powell (3-0) gets the win, his second against SIUE this season. With the win, the Bills rise to 23-10 in their 2013 campaign. The contest was the 208th game played by senior 2B Mike Levine at Saint Louis, a school record for games played.

Saint Louis had a tough start with SIUE scoring in the top of the first inning. However, the Billikens quickly overcame the quick start, scoring four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. The Cougars responded to the Billiken run in the top of the second, scoring a run to trim the SLU lead to 4-2. Saint Louis then scored a run in each of the next three innings to bring the lead to 7-2, SLU through five innings.

In the sixth, SIUE woke up their offense. The Cougars scored two runs in the sixth on a sacrifice fly and an RBI double.  They drew within two runs in the eighth on an RBI single to right.

In the top of the ninth, senior LHP Jon Levin entered the game. He made quick work of the Cougar hitters, setting them down in order for his second save of the season. The save was the fifth of his career, tying him for fourth all-time at Saint Louis.

The Billiken lineup was led by senior outfielder Alex Kelly. He was three-for-five with two RBIs, a run scored and two stolen bases. In all, the Billikens had six stolen bases in the contest: Kelly and Michael Bozarth had two apiece and Grant Nelson and Jordan Hammerman each had one.

Saint Louis will continue its homestand at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 when it takes on Milwaukee at the Billiken Sports Center.

2012 Verbal Commitments

Here is a list of the MNS players who will graduate in 2012 and have committed to play at the college level!

   Name  High School  College
Barrett, Kahli
Olathe South
William Jewel
Chirnside, Lauren
Blue Springs South
South Dakota State
Kneib, Laney
Webb CitySt Louis University
McDonald, Becca
Blue Valley
Drury University
Griffith, Joshua
Fort Scott Community College
Teague, Cannon
Iowa University
Buie, Morgan
Gardner EdgertonLamar University
Chirnside, Lauren
Blue Springs South
South Dakota State
Weiler, HenryRockhurstOklahoma
Fultz, MattLee’s Summit WestKansas State
Wodtke, JakeSt. James AcademyKansas State
Hall, MattLee’s Summit WestMissouri State
Williams, J.D.Liberty NorthSouthern Illinois Edwardsville
Buie, JessieSt. James AcademyUniversity of Nebraska- Omaha
Garton, MaddieBlue ValleyUniversity of Missouri- Kansas City
Parker, BrookeBlue Springs SouthUniversity of Missouri- Kansas City
Eckleman, MattSt. James AcademySt. Louis University
Schlatter, KyleBlue Valley WestAustin Peay State University
Wiles, CollinBlue Valley WestVanderbilt University
Alexander, JacobColumbia-HickmanUniversity of Central Missouri
Johnson, Haley
Northwest Missouri State
Rangel, Jenna
University of Missouri – Kansas City

 

2012 Letters of Intent

Four high school players from Mac-N-Seitz signed their collegiate letters of intent today!  Seated in front of Mac-N-Seitz co-owner, Mike Macfarlane, they are (left to right):

Matt Hall – Missouri State University
Jake Wodtke – Kansas State University
Matt Fultz – Kansas State University
Henry Weiler – University of Oklahoma

Stanek Selected For Collegiate National Team

FAYETTEVILLE – For the second straight summer, Arkansas pitcher Ryne Stanek will represent the United States as part of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, it was announced on Wednesday.

“It’s an honor to be selected to play for the USA Collegiate National Team,” Stanek said. “Anytime you put the Team USA uniform on, it’s a special occasion. I’m excited to be able to play with and against some of the best collegiate players in the world.”

Stanek is the 11th Arkansas player to be selected for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Last summer, the Razorbacks were well represented on the team as DJ Baxendale, Dominic Ficociello and Matt Reynolds were part of the 22-man roster. Stanek was also with the team for a brief time as an alternate. Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn served as an assistant coach for the team last summer.

“Ryne is very deserving of being selected for the Collegiate National Team,” Coach Van Horn said. “He has been one of our top pitchers throughout the season. His experience with the Collegiate National Team last summer helped propel him to the success he’s enjoying this year and being able to play for Team USA this summer should continue his progression as a baseball player.”

A sophomore right-handed pitcher from Overland Park, Kan., Stanek has been one of the top pitchers in the Southeastern Conference and in the country in 2012. A third-team preseason All-American by Baseball America, Stanek has posted a 6-2 record with a 2.30 ERA in 10 starts this season. He ranks tied for third in the SEC in wins and his ERA is the fifth-lowest in the conference. Stanek has struck out 57 batters in 58.2 innings and is holding opposing hitters to a .238 batting average. Stanek is ninth in the SEC in innings pitched and is tied for eighth in strikeouts. Of his 10 starts, Stanek has turned in seven quality starts, throwing six or more innings and allowing three or fewer earned runs.

Last summer with Team USA, Stanek pitched in two games, including one start, and had a 1-0 record with a 1.00 ERA. In nine innings of work, Stanek struck out 12 and gave up just one run. Stanek started against the USA U18 National Team and threw 6.1 shutout innings, scattering eight hits and striking out six.

In his Razorback career, Stanek has pitched in 25 games, including 22 starts, and has a 10-4 record with a 3.15 ERA. He has thrown 122.2 innings pitched, giving up just 100 hits and striking out 98 batters.

Stanek will be part of Team USA’s 22-man roster, which will convene on June 23, 2012. The highlight of the team’s schedule this summer is a five-game series against Cuba, scheduled for July 5-9. The series, which will take place at Latin American Stadium in Havana, will mark the first meeting between the U.S. and Cuba Collegiate National Teams since 1996. Following the series against Cuba, the team will travel to Haarlem, the Netherlands for the Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week, which will be held July 14-22.

 

Written by Chad Crunk, Athletic Media Relations, ArkansasRazorbacks.com.  Photo by Walt Beezley

2012 MLB Draft

Congratulations to the former Mac-N-Seitz players who were selected on the first day of this year’s MLB Draft. Ty Hensley formerly of Mac-N-Seitz who finished his High School Career in Oklahoma and Colin Wiles who was a member of your 17U Indians team coached by Jeff Foster. Congrats and best of luck in your professional career!

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MNS players selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft

Player’s NameDrafted ByPick #RoundSchool
Ty HensleyNew York Yankees#301stEdmond Santa Fe HS, OK
Colin WilesTexas Rangers#531st SuppBlue Valley West HS, KS
Michael MorinLA Angels#41713thUniversity of North Carolina
Adam GiacoloneMilwaukee Brewers#51516thNeosho County CC
Josh SmithPitsburgh Pirates#76625thWichita State University
Blake HolovachSeattle Mariners#82127thUniversity of Missouri
Dan KleinToronto Blue Jays#86528thKansas State University
Keaton SteeleTampa Bay Rays#90229thIowa Western CC
Matt FultzCleveland Indians#104334thLees Summit West HS

Collin Wiles – Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year

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CHICAGO (May 30, 2012) — In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, today announced Collin Wiles of Blue Valley West High School as its 2011-12 Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year. Wiles is the second Gatorade Kansas Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Blue Valley West High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Wiles as Kansas’s best high school baseball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award announced in May, Wiles joins an elite alumni association of past state baseball award winners, including Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo HS, Mich.), Roy Halladay (1994-95, Arvada West HS, Colo.), David Price (2003-04, Blackman HS, Tenn.), Chipper Jones (1989-90, Bolles School, Fla.), Derek Lee (1992-93, El Camino HS, Calif.) and John Lester (2001-02, Bellarmine Prep, Wash.).

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound senior right-handed pitcher and shortstop led the Jaguars (21-3) to the Class 6A state final this past season. He posted an 8-0 record on the mound with a 0.10 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. A 2011 First Team All-State selection, Wiles also batted .375 with 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

Wiles has maintained a 3.08 GPA in the classroom. A devoted member of his church community, he has assisted in relief efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti.

“Collin Wiles is a very talented pitcher,” said Lorne Parks, head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High. “He is very aggressive and he mixes up his pitches well to keep hitters off balance. He always has great mound presence and carries himself in a positive manner.”

Wiles has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on an athletic scholarship at Vanderbilt University this fall. The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by ESPNHS and the Gatorade high school sports leadership team, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.

Wiles joins recent Gatorade Kansas Baseball Players of the Year Conner Knight (2010-11, Maize High School), Cody Kukuk (2009-10, Free State), Garrett Gould (2008-09; Maize), Lee Ridenhour (2007-08, Shawnee Mission West), and Derek Norris (2006-07, Goddard), among the state’s list of former award winners.

To keep up to date on the latest happenings, become a fan of Gatorade Player of the Year on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. For more on the Gatorade Player of the Year program, including nomination information, a complete list of past winners, and the announcement of the Gatorade National Player of the Year, visit playeroftheyear.gatorade.com.