Juniors Battle of Omaha Tournament
June 12-14, 2014
The JV boys played against teams from Texas, Colorado, Illinois and Missouri, going 1-5 in the tournament overall.
The tournament was great for the Pride Baseball organization, and the JV boys and parents stepped up and volunteered from morning til night in support of the tournament and Roncalli.
Thanks to everyone who worked tirelessly to make sure our field was prepped and ready, our concession stand was open and manned and the gate was covered by friendly faces!
Nolan Bekaert, Dan Bowers, Nolan Chaloupka, Cole Gillespie, Ty Kloewer and Nick Valla doing their part on the mound during the Battle of Omaha
Roncalli vs. Millard West
Dan Bowers pitches
Ty Kloewer gets the throw from home to tag the runner
...he brings it in...
....and makes the play
Garrett Graeve throws it in
Noah Oswald catches the foul ball at the plate
Nick Iossi gets a pair of Cats out at first
Mike Wilmes makes the play in left field
Zach Wiese heads to second
Ty Kloewer slides into home
Roncalli double header vs. Millard Sox
Nick Iossi pitches
Zach Wiese pitches
Garrett Graeve makes a mess with his steal to second
Nolan Chaloupka rounds first
Cole Gillespie at first
Coach TJ Feldhaus holds a conference on the mound
Nick Iossi at first
Ty Kloewer beats the play at first
Mike Wilmes trying to get back to first
Zach Wiese ready to run
Pride vs. Bellevue East
The Pride has the friendliest concession staff!
Dan Bowers gets ready to strike out the batter
Nick Iossi connects with the ball
as does Nolan Chaloupka...
...and Noah Oswald...
...and Nick Valla
Caleb Dempsey with a pair of catches
Garrett Graeve makes the play
Caleb Dempsey and Ty Kloewer run to the ball
Roncalli vs. Blair
Noah Oswald starts on the mound
Dan Bowers coaches Ty Kloewer at first base
Nick Iossi begins the steal
And makes it safely to second
Dan Bowers comes in to pitch
Nick Valla makes it to first
Cole Gillespie waits to advance
Game 4 - Pride vs. Gross
Rain delayed the Sunday morning game
Nick Iossi starts on the mound for the Pride
Nick Valla at first
Garrett Graeve makes the catch in center field
Nolan Chaloupka comes in to pitch
Joey Lee at bat
Lee makes it to first
Zach Weise scores
Game 3 - Pride vs. Millard West
...still watching the play
...and throws the ball in
Game 2 - Pride vs. Skutt
Dan Bowers winds up for the pitch
Bowers throws to the batter
Coach Bob gives Nick Iossi some encouragement at first
Iossi watches the batter
Ty Kloewer takes the mound for the Pride
Noah Oswald makes the play
Mike Wilmes sets up for the bunt...
Ty Kloewer on third hoping to come home
Roncalli vs. Ralston
Final score: Roncalli 2 - Ralston 11
Adam Gillespie and Nick Iossi pitched against Ralston, who beat the Pride in a hard-fought game on Monday night.
Roncalli vs. Bellevue East
Final score: Roncalli 8 - Bellevue East 6
Nick Valla and Noah Oswald pitched for the Pride win over Bellevue East.
Nick Valla gets in the zone on the mound
Nick Valla and Noah Oswald make a play
Caleb Dempsey makes the catch in center field
Nolan Chaloupka at the plate...
... and coming home
Dan Bowers makes the throw from right field
Zach Wiese up to bat
Zach Wiese on third
Noah Oswald watches the batter from first base
Mike Wilmes feeling good at third
Nick Iossi makes the catch at first for an out
Roncalli vs. Elkhorn
Final score: Roncalli 5 - Elkhorn 7
Freshmen Zach Wiese and Ty Kloewer pitch against Elkhorn, but the Crimson Pride fall to the Antlers.
Zach Wiese pitches for the Pride
Garrett Graeve on base for the Pride
Cole Gillespie at first
Mike Wilmes on base
Ty Kloewer on the mound...
... and smiling on base
Roncalli vs. Skutt
Roncalli falls to Skutt at home
Dan Bowers on the mound for the Crimson Pride
Ty Kloewer and Garrett Graeve are ready for the play
Noah Oswald on first
Caleb Dempsey watches the pitch
Roncalli vs. Blair Reserves / Blair JV Double Header
Roncalli falls to both Blair Reserve and JV teams
Adam Gillespie pitches for RCHS
Ty Kloewer reaches second
Adam Gillespie connects
Nick Iossi and Noah Oswald try to pick off the runner at second
Nick Iossi completes the throw to the batter
Look who came out to support the JV team!
Roncalli vs. Mount Michael
Final score: Roncalli 3 - Mount Michael 1
Noah Oswald pitched the first 4 against the Knights, with Dan Bowers coming in to close the Pride win.
Noah Oswald getting ready to throw
Dan pitching and Ryan umping in this Bowers two-fer!
Nolan Chaloupka follows the ball
Nick Crinklaw watching the batter
Zach Wiese reaches second
Ty Kloewer and Nolan Chaloupka at second
Mike Wilmes wants to come home
Roncalli vs. Bellevue West
Final score: Roncalli 3 - Bellevue West 13
Nick Valla started on the mound, pitching for 4 innings against BW. Adam Gillespie came in and closed. Pride fall to BW, 13-3.
Nick Valla pitching for the Crimson Pride
Garrett Graeve makes the catch and throws it in
Caleb Dempsey getting ready to steal
Dan Bowers coming home for the run
Dan Bowers throws it in
Noah Oswald for the out
Nick Iossi on the move
Soliday and Iossi complete the play for an out
Ty Kloewer tries to score for the Pride but is called out at home
Roncalli vs. Fort Calhoun
Final score: Roncalli 16 - Fort Calhoun 0
Nick Iossi started at pitcher for the Pride and pitched 4 innings, with Cole Gillespie coming in to finish up the 5th in Roncalli's win over Fort Calhoun.
Iossi pitched for 4 innings, allowing only 2 hits and 0 runs.
Ty Kloewer and Dan Bowers cross the plate, scoring runs for the Pride
Adam Gillespie waits for his turn to come home and Garrett Graeve touches home
Noah Oswald and Mike Wilmes score for the Pride
Cole Gillespie pitched inning 5, shutting down Fort Calhoun for 0 runs / 0 hits.
It was a good night for baseball and a big win for JV!
RCHS vs. Gross Catholic
Final score: Roncalli 4 - Gross 17
Bowers started on the mound for the Pride and pitched 3 innings. He was followed by Valla and Chaloupka, who each pitched 1 inning.
Nick Iossi makes a catch in right field
Caleb Dempsey at bat
Bowers' throw to Adam Gillespie picks off the Cougar at first
Valla takes the mound
Brendan Findall at bat
Mike Wilmes ready to steal
Nolan Chaloupka pitches inning 5
Ty Kloewer at bat
Roncalli vs. Nebraska City
Final score: Roncalli 0 - Nebraska City 6
Better weather for baseball but the Pride fall to the Pioneers, 0-6.
Noah Oswald pitched 3, allowing 4 runs and striking out 4 batters.
Adam Gillespie came in to pitch 2, allowing no runs and striking out 2 batters.
Zach Wiese came in to finish, allowing 2 runs and striking out 1 batter.
Adam Gillespie and Ty Kloewer were Roncalli's only hitters.
Caleb Dempsey ready for action
Nick Crinklaw on first after a walk
Garrett Graeve ready to run
Nick Valla going for the ball
JV Season Opener vs. Gretna
Friday, March 28, 2014
Final score: Roncalli 6 - Gretna 5
Starting pitcher Nick Valla had two K's, three walks and only one hit in two innings. Four errors on this cold, snowy night helped contribute to a 5-run lead by the Dragons early on in the game.
Relief pitcher Nick Iossi earned the win with three innings pitched, no runs allowed, eight Ks, two walks and two hits.
Roncalli players Ty Kloewer, Noah Oswald, Dan Bowers, Cole Gillespie, Adam Gillespie and Caleb Dempsey showed up at the plate with a combined five hits and eight walks to beat Gretna 6-5.
Lead-off batter Ty Kloewer
First baseman Adam Gillespie
Pitcher Nick Valla
A trio of freezing fans!