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13u Wisco takes 1st at Badgerland Spring Invite!
May 14

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13u Wisco started their season off by taking 1st place at the Badgerland Spring Invite!

The boys went 4-1 on the weekend...

Win vs Verona Edge 10-7

Win vs Cottage Grove 14-4

Win 6-5 vs Spiders Baseball 6-5

Loss vs Silver Sluggers 6-10

Win vs Spiders Baseball 7-2

Congrats boys! Great Mother's Day gift. 

 

Get Yourself Some of That Weekend!
May 07

Get yourself some of that weekend!

9u Farina: 2nd place at Orland Warriors Rumble tournament. Lost to UDC 12-14 in th championship. 

13u Jesse: 2nd place at the Perfect Game Run for the Roses. Beat Elite Baseball, Sparks Black and Rake City Plantinum in pool play. Beat St. Charles Saints in bracket and lost to Spark in the championship. 

13u Murphy: 1st place at the perfect Game Run for the Roses. #GigiStrong

13u Sefcik: 1st place at the USSSA Reverse the Curse NIT. Beat Elite NWT, Mokena Blaze, Pro Player, Quad City Cannons, Top Tier Nationals and STiKS to win the ship. Boys are 24-0 on the season! Yes, 24-0. 

11u Pannozo: 1st place at the USSSA Select 30 Super NIT. Boys had to beat Indiana Bulls Grey, Midwest Select Cardinals, Indiana Bulls Black and Cincy Flames to win it all!

14u Wilson: 1st place at the USSSA JP Sports Wheeling Tournament. Boys are 17-2 on the year with multiple title runs.

11u Uldrych. First place at the bolingbrook Rampage Battle in the Brook. Boys beat Bolingbrook Rampage, Pirates Baseball, Rosell Renegades Black and New Lenox Rebels to win the ship.

That is one heck of a weekend right there. Couldn't be more proud of our players, coaches and trainers.


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Officially Opening Weekend
Apr 24

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Quite the weekend for our youth teams on the first offical outdoor weekend!

7u opened up their season on Sunday, which is always fun to see those little guys get outside. 

8u McBroom won the McHenry Cobras John Ransdell Tournament beating Schaumburg Flyers in the 'ship.

10u Vercelli took 2nd at the JP Sports Monster of the Midway losing to Yorkville Fury.

11u Panozzo won the USSSA War on 64 beating the Cangelosi Sparks Black.

13u Sefcik were champs of the Gold Series Best of the Best taking down Cangelosi Sparks Guzek.

14u Wilson were champs of the Team Exposure Double Diamonds Invite beating the LW Prospects in the semis and the St. John Tomahawks in the finals. 

Great weekend all around boys!

Yusef Marseille Verbally Commits to Southeastern CC!
Apr 24

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Yusef Marseille, a 2018 UTIL player from Homewood Flossmoor HS, has verbally committed to Sout

There are things that are hard to teach in the game and that is athletcism and speed. Yusef has plenty of both. Clocked as low as the  6.5 range in the 60 Yusef has the abiltiy to change a game on the basepaths. He has great actions in the infield and is continually improving his bat. 

Yusef will be coached by Justin Schulte who is in his 12th season at SCC and is coming off a 43-19 season last year. They were ranked in the top 25 nationally the entire year. 

With his committment to SCC, Yusef will be the 2nd Rhino to attend the school as Rhino alumn Andrew Stout also did and then committed to DI Liberty University. 

Yusef becomes the 19th player in our 2018 class to commit and the 118th overall since 2013. 

Congrats Yusef! Sky is the limit. 

Triston Seaman Verbally Commits to Carthage College!
Apr 06

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Triston Seaman, a 2018 catcher from Hortonville HS, has verbally committed to Carthage College!

Coach Squeeze talks about Triston and says, "The kid has been in the Rhino House everyday after school! Leads by example. He has plenty of tom to fill out his body frame. Just beggining to focus on catching as his primary postion. Receives and blocks the ball well, needs to build arm strength. True students of the game, he's intelligent and an outstanding teammate."

Triston will be coached by Augie Schmidt IV who is in his 31st season at the helm of Carthage. Coach Schmidt was the 2nd overall pick in the 1982 major league draft. As a coach he is 886-418-5 for his career. 

Carthage is a DIII school located in Kenosha, Wisconsin play the likes of North Central, Illinois Weslyan and Wheaton in their conference. It was one of Triston's top targeted schools. 

Congrats kid! Bright future ahead of you. 

Tavares Williams Verbally Commits to Iowa Wesleyan University!
Feb 21

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Tavares Williams, a 2018 corner infielder from Marian Catholic HS, has verbally committed to Iowa Wesleyan University!

A big and strong frame, Tavares has a lot of upside to his game. Playing mostly 3B in his prep career, Tavares may look to transition more to first base in college. 

Tavares will be coached by Blake Beaber who is in his first year as head coach. Coach Beaber came from Williams Penn and also had stints at Southeastern CC and Carl Sandburg CC. 

With his committment Tavares becomes the 17th player in our 2018 to commit and is the 116th overall since 2013. 

Congrats Tavares, Iowa Wesleyan is getting a strong young man that is a great teammate. 

Ryan Cox Verbally Commits to Ripon College!
Jan 22

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Ryan Cox, a 2018 RHP from Homewood Flossmoor HS, has verbally committed to Ripon College!

Not the biggest kid in the world and not the hardest thrower but Ryan is someone who knows how to pitch. On the mound he controls the strike zone with a fastball that has a lot of run and also can throw a very good changeup and curveball. 

Ryan had a number of options in terms of schools but was very particular in what he was looking for as he wants to major in engineering. 

Eric Cruise will be Ryan's head coach at Ripon. Coach Cruise has been the head coach since 2012 and was an assistant coach at Ripon for the previous 11 years.

In his first two years at the helm Coach Cruise was awarded the Midwest Conference North Division Coach of the Year.

Ryan will also be coached by Patrick Van Daalwyk who is the Ripon pitching coach and was previously a coach with the Rhino Wisconsin program. 

With his committment, Ryan becomes the16th in our 2018 class and the 115th overall since 2013.

Congrats Ryan. A very good program and school. 

Mike Schellhorn Verbally Commits to Judson University!
Dec 18

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Mike Schellhorn, a 2018 CI from Minooka HS, has verbally comitted to Judson University!

Since coming to the program last year Mike has started to transform his body. He has lost nealy 20 pounds and continues to hit the goals he sets out for himself. 

Schelly has a very solid barrell and the strength to his game is his hitting. Most likely a first baseman in college, he posseses athleticism that will continue to come through as he continues to work on his body. 

While at Judson, Schelly will be coached by Chad Gassman who is in his 3rd season as head coach. He is also in his 10th season as head coach of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League. Judson is coming off of a 37-20 record and recevied votes in the national preseason poll for the 2018 season. 

Schellhorn's committed is the 15th in our 2018 class and makes him the 114th overall since 2013. 

Congrats kid, keep working hard towards your goals. 

 

Cathal Hannon Verbally Commits to Marian University!
Dec 15

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Cathal Hannon, a 2018 OF from Victor J. Andrew HS, has verbally comitted to Marian University!

Off the field Cathal is a quiet young man who gets his work in. On the field Cathal is a solid all around player who plays a good corner outfield and can drive the ball into the gaps. 

Cathal will be coached by Jordan Baitinger. Coach Baitinger had a successful playing career at Ripon and became only the second pitcher ever to throw a no-no in the NCAA DIII tourney.

While at Marian, Cathal will be joining Rhino alumns Tommy Miller and Marcus Chapman.  

When asked about his committment Cathal said he is excited and  "enjoyed it while I was up there"

Cathal's committment makes him the 14th commit in our 2018 class and the 113th overall committment since 2013.  

Congrats Cathal. 

Jon Rossing Verbally Commits to UW Oshkosh!
Dec 08

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Jon Rossing, a 2018 OF from Lake County Lutheran HS, has verbally committed to UW Oshkosh!

A solid all around player, Jon received 1st Team All-Conference honors his junior year and voted most improved by his teammates. 

Jon will be coached by Kevin Tomasiewicz who has been head coach at Oshkosh for 3 seasons. He has a 62-57-1 overall record.

During his playing career Coach Kevin was a 26th round selection in the 2005 MLB Drat and pitched 4 years in the minors. 

We are very excited to see how Jon flourishes once he gets into a college lifting program. He has a chance to really add size and his game will see large jumps once he does. 

Excited for Jon and his family!

Griffin Klein Verbally Commits to Carroll University!
Dec 04

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Griffin Kelin, a 2018 left handed pitcher from Kaukauna HS, has verbally committed to Carroll University!

Things really clicked for Griffin this past year and his work ethic has followed that. He can be seen in the Rhino House in Wisconsin every day working on his goal of playing college baseball. 

The Pioneers are coached by Stein Rear who is in his fifth season as the head coach. 

Coach Rear does a fantastic job making sure his players are held accountable academically which is evident by being awarded the ABCA Academic Excellence Award in both 2016 and 2017. 

Griffin's committment is the 12th on our 2018 class and 111th overall since 2013.  Congrats Griffin!

Chris Woods Verbally Commits to Concordia University Chicago!
Dec 04

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Chris Woods, a 2018 left handed pitcher from Homewood-Flossmoor HS, has verbally committed to Chicago University Chicago!

Chris has a very laid back personality off the field. On the mound, Chris tops out in the lower 80's and has a whippy arm. He has some more upside to him in the near future. 

CUC is coming off of a fantiastic year where they went 34-13 and made it to the DIII College World Series. 

The head coach of CUC is Mike Stawski who is in his 3rd year at the helm. Coach Stawski was the NACC Coach of the year in 2016 and 2017. 

Chris will be joining Rhino alumn Mike Formella who has seen a lot of sucess with CUC. 

Congrats Chris. Great program and school!

Mike Roat Verbally Commits to John Wood Community College!
Dec 01

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Mike Roat, a 2018 corner inielder from Lincoln-Way Central HS, has verbally committed to John Wood Community College!

Loved by everyone, Mike is a kid who will be welcomed in any dugout. 

He is a strong young man with very large upside with his bat. As a junior he started at third base for Lincoln-Way Central. In college, he may see more time at first base. 

Mike will be coached by Greg Wathen who is in his 24th season as the head coach at JWCC. 

The program has enjoyed recent success with a Region 24 Tournament 3rd place finish in 2016 and a Region 24 Tournament Runner Up Finish in 2015. 

Mike's committment makes him the 10th player in our 2018 class to commit and the 109th overall to commit since 2013. 

Congrats to Mike and his family!

Danny Fierro Verbally Commits to Joliet Junior College!
Nov 16

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Danny FIerro, a 2018 infielder from Reed Custer HS, has verbally committed to Joliet Junior College!

As a sophomore Danny helped Reed Custer win a state championship which helped Danny experience big game pressure at a young age. 

A very confident young man, Danny has upside to his frame and lives and breathes baseball. 

At JJC, Danny will be coached by Wayne King who is in his 32nd season as head coach. He has three NJCAA National Championships in his trophy collection including most recently in 2012. 

Danny will join Rhino alumns Joe McGuire (2nd team DIII All-Region), Jake Brnca and Matt Sonntag (Valpo transfer) who are currently at JJC. 

Very excited for Danny to be at a quality program such as JJC. Congrats!

Bryan Fox Verball Commits to Roosevelt University!
Nov 16

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Bryan Fox, a 2018 catcher from Lockport Township HS, has verbally committed to Roosevely University!

You could not find a better young man and leader out there than Bryan. His upbeat persoanlity is infectious and it carries over into the way he plays the game and works for his pitchers. 

Over the last few years Bryan has continually gotten better in the program and has turned himself into a really solid baseball player. 

Bryan had a number of schools who really wanted him for their program, but Roosevelt was the place Bryan wanted to be at. 

While there he will be coached by Steve Marchi who is in his 8th season at the helm and the only head coach in Roosevelt's existance as a baseball program. 

Bryan will also be joining a number of Rhino alumns including fellow catcher Jake Hutchinson, Jake Barlev and Alvin Perez. 

Roosevelt plays at the beautiful Windy City Thunderbolts stadium which is turfed and has a stadium like feel. 

It is an enjoyable experience to see a young man go through the program for a number of years, improve the way Bryan has and ultimately see him off to college. 

Congrats Bryan!