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  • 69 players in College Baseball

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 Those interested in playing for the Irish at the 16U- 18U level in 2019 contact via email President Shane Brogan at shane.brogan@comcast.net

 

Our 2017 Accomplisments

Overall Record 27-7

Tournament Champions Notre Dame Irish Select

Tournament Champions Michigan EliteTournament of Champions

Windy City Thunderbolts Best of Great Lakes Champions 

Final 4 Notre Dame Tournament of Champions

 

Midwest Irish Baseball began in 2008 as South Side Irish Baseball at the 11U level under current Manager/President Shane Brogan. This team had a tremendous run winning over 200 games in three years and over 10 tournament championships capped off by the USA National Championship in 2011 over Nebraska.  By 2009 the program grew to three teams under the leadership of Garrett and Joe Prenovost from Robert Morris College. The Irish continued the program through 2011. Coach Brogan then moved on to other baseball programs spending time working as an assistant at various levels. He made a decision to return the Program as Midwest Irish Baseball in 2013. Coach Brogan has been coaching now for 23 years and has been very fortunate to have spent this time learning from a large group of very well respected and talented coaches. He has spent time in both Chicago and Northwest Indiana throughout his career. He spends the high school season working as a coach at Andrean High School leading all the underclassmen and serving as the Head Junior Varsity Coach. Andrean has now won 6 State Championships in the last 12 years Including back to back in 2014-2015 where many of of players went on to play there summer seasons for the Irish. Listed below are former or current Irish players and there schools they will continue both there academic and athletic careers. Currently we have 91 players playing in college, and 4 MLB Draft Picks

 

The simple goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for baseball players who are looking to pursue a college baseball career. We will provide that through exposure, coaching, and continued hard work both on and off the field. Coach Brogan has only one interest in mind and that is helping the young men develop as baseball players and quality young men, at the game he is so passionate about. 

  

2018 Summer Roster 18U

 

Nicoli Fushi Ball State 

Ty Bothwell Indiana 

Mickey Krol-Cain Xavier/Chicago University

Zach Styka Washington University St. Louis 

Marcus Gholston Arizona Western

Tommy Benson IMG Academy

Nathan Lovisa Purdue University Northwest

Giovanni Lopez South Suburban

Damen Castillo Illinois Benedictine 

Joe Rycerz Xavier/Chicago University

Anthony Scanlon DeBuque University

Brendan Gill Moraine Valley

Marty Ewing Indiana South Bend

Joel Holtcamp

Jared Trivette Illinois Benedictine

Jake Defries Indiana Tech

Josh Lindeman

Alex Weakland

 

 

Congratulations to our 81 college and Pro Alumni

 

Ryan Missal Western Michigan University 

Matt Litwicki Indiana University 

Zach Orn Valparaiso University/Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

Brandon Haczynski Purdue University Northwest 

Chad Patrick Purdue University Northwest

Sawyer Allen Hillsdale College

Luke Adams Bethel College

Charlie Patrick Depauw University

Nate Madej Florida Southwestern C.C.

Evan Hylek Wabash Valley C.C./Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

Angel Salinas Garden City C.C.

Andrew Padilla Webster College

Eric Lakomek Wabash College

Billy Johnson Wabash College

Alex Dobrzeniecki Olivet Nazarene

Colton Rydlewski Albion College

Patrick Reardon Ball St. Football 

 

 Noah Davis Quincy/Illinois Benedictine 

Kevin McCune Purdue University Northwest 

Lukas Jaksich St. Joseph/Ball St. University 

 

Nick Podkul Drafted 2018 Toronto Blue Jays 7th Round

University of Notre Dame 2017 ACC All Tournament Team 2017 Costal Plain League All Star Game MVP

Chase Dawson Valparaiso 2016 Horizon All Tournamet Team

Noah Burkholder Drafted 2018 Texas Rangers 34th Round

University of Louisville 2017 College World Series 

Alex Nisle St. Joseph / Trinity Christain College

Andrew Atchison Purdue University Northwest

Stone Brogan Rose-Hulman 2016 College Sweet 16 2017/2018 Academic All Conference 

Justin Lo University Of Chicago

Bryan Vanderlee Trinity Christian College

Josh Tezarial South Suburban College

James Mays Penn St. Altoona

General MacArthur III Kirkwood College/Missouri Baptist

Bobby Peterka Jr. Moraine Valley / St. Xavier

Johnny Albomonte Indiana University Football 

 Mike Krzyston Cumberlands College Wrestling 

Kody Lemley Concordia Football

Parker Huttel St. Joseph 

Sean Jaycox Saint Ambrose College

Frankie Greco Illinois Benedictine University 2016 Conference Freshman of the Year 2017 Conference Pitcher of the Year

Ryan Rickert Northern Michigan Football/Rugby

Sean Rickert Moraine Valley

Robert Zebrauskas North Central College 2017 College World Series 

 

Brandon Murray South Carolina / Drafted Philadelphia Phillies 30th Round

Alex Padilla University of Illinois-Chicago 2017 All American 

Drey Devereaux St. Xavier / Football/Baseball

Jimmy Skiff Purdue Northwest

Jimmy Ariel Quincy University Baseball/Cross Country

Erik Olson Wittenberg University

Michael Enriquez Parkland

Frankie Podkul Franklin College 2018 Led Nation in Home Runs

2017/2018 All Conference 2018 All Region

Chandler Cardenas Franklin College

Robert Gutierrez Chicago State University 

Justin Reaves Holy Cross College 

Jaylen Yarbrough Chicago State University 

Mike Costanzo Drafted 2018 Tampa Bay Rays 31st Round

Austin Peay State University 

Joe Crowley St. Ambrose University  

 Jonathan Azar Depauw University

Jake Morris Northland College 

Joe Prete Prairie St. College

Conor Grove Prairie St. College

Robert Hovey Loras College

C. J. Casey Carthage College