Blake Harseim Verbally Commits to Heartland CC!
Oct 18

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Blake Harseim, a 2018 RHP/INF from Coal City HS, has verbally committed to Heartland Community College!

Incredibly blue collared, Blake is a kid who quietly goes about his business. He is a gym junkie and has excelled in three sports in high school. 

On the mound Blake can get his fastball to the mid 80's and pounds the zone. At the plate he has a repeatable swing with some pop. 

Being a three sport athlete Blake has quite a bit of upside once he begins to focus on just baseball. Also, physically he may see more size than his 6'1" frame has right now. 

Heartland Community College has had a run of really solid players from the Rhino program including current Freshman Mike Wagner and  will be seeing McKinley Keenan there next year as well. 

Very excited to see Blake start to get closer to his potential that we all know he has once he focuses on baseball. 

Congrats kid!

McKinley Keenan Verbally Commits to Heartland CC!
Sep 26

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McKinley Keenan, a 2018 C from Herscher HS, has verbally commited to Heartland Community College!

One of my all time favorite players in the program, McKinley is an extremely humble and hard working young man. 

On the field he has only been catching for a couple of years but already is a very good defensive catcher with an arm that plays. At the plate he shows quite a bit of pop where he hit 5 HR's junior year at Herscher. 

McKinley will be joining Rhino alumn Mike Wagner at Heartland and will be coached by Brian Furlong. Coach Furlong was the pitching coach at Creighton and the Director of Baseball at Iowa before taking over at Heartland. 

Heartland has been known to develop players and help them go onto 4 year schools. In 2016 alone they saw players go to Illinois State, Mississippi State, Auburn, Western Illinois and Southereastern Louisiana to name a few. 

Very excited to see McKinley go to a place where he will continue to develop over the next two years. Great to get texts from guys saying "I know it's the best fit for me". 

Congrats McKinley! 

Ryan Kaup Verbally Commits to Wabash Valley College!
Sep 15

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Ryan Kaup, a 2018 LHH MIF from Providence Catholic HS, has verbally committed to Wabash Valley College!

As a junior, Ryan really shined at Providence Catholic where he started at shortstop and received First Team All-Area Honors. 

A solid all around player Ryan has a nice lefty stroke and hit for high average both for Providence and for us this summer. Defensively he has soft hands and an arm slot that works well for the middle infield position. 

Ryan will be joining Rhino alumns Chad Cwik, Gavin Lovesky and Zach Carney at Wabash. 

All of these guys are coached by Rob Fournier who has been at Wabash for more than 20 seasons and has seen over 50 of his players go on and play for Division I programs. 

Last year Coach Fornier saw his team go 50-15 and 13 of his plyers go onto play at Division I porgrams including Louisville, Kentucky, Purdue and Georgetown. He also saw 4 of those players drafted. 

When you start to get to know coaches much more year after year you learn things about them and the biggest thing that stands out about Coach Fornier is that he truly seems like he cares about his players both academicaly, personally, and athletically. 

We are very excited to have Ryan continue his baseball and academic career at Wabash. A very good fit for a great young man. 

Congrats Kauper. 

Rhino Baseball Announces Tryouts for 2018!
Jul 05

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Jon Zacharias Verbally Commits to Cornell University!
Jun 14

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Jon Zacharias, a 2018 RHP from Notre Dame Prep HS in Wiscosnin, has verbally committed to Cornell University!

Jon, at 6'4" 200lb, has continually increased his velocity throughout the last couple years and is now up to 86 in game. There is little doubt that he will be upper 80's+ when he gets to Cornell his freshman year. He has plus movment and understand how to pitch. 

Obviously in the classroom he is a great student with a 3.9 GPA and a 31 ACT. 

Jon will be coached by Dan Pepicelli who will be entering his third season at Cornell. Coach Pepicelli came from Clemson where he was the pitching coach for six seasons which includes three as the associate head coach. He saw 10 of his pitchers at Clemson selected in the MLB Draft. 

Last season Coach Pepicelli led Cornell to a 21-17 overall record including a win over Michigan State.

Jon becomes the 101st college commit since Rhino Baseball start in 2013. He joins Eli Kramer, a 2019 Nebraska commit, as the most recent DI commits from our Wisconsin program. 

Cornell was a top choice for Jon and couldnt be more thrilled that it is the place he will call home for the next 4 years. 

Congrats Jon, such a great fit!

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Concordia-Chicago Talks With Rhino Players Before CWS
May 25

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Concordia University-Chicago headed up to Appleton, Wisconsin to begin their quest to win the DIII College World Series. 

CUC has two Rhino alumns on their roster, Mike Formella and Ryan Tishka. 

With our Wisconsin facility also being in Appleton, we invited the CUC team in to practice. Before their practice started they were gracious enough to sit down with some of our players aged 11-14 and talk about some life lessons with them. 

After the talk the players were able to watch a high level college baseball team practice and how they go about their business. For our players to be able to be up close and personal with the players and staff is an experience they will never forget and an invaluable one as well. 

To read more about the visit please click HERE

Big thank you to CUC and their staff for taking the time out for aspiring college baseball players. 

Good luck at the CWS!

Mother's Day Brings Boatload of Hardware for Rhino Teams
May 16

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Mother's Day weekend turned out to be a very successful one for Rhino teams. 

The priority of the weekend was to celebrate our wonderful mothers. The second priority was to bring home some hardware. 

Those priorities were accomplished!

7u: Both 7u teams won their Sunday games by scores of 2-0 and 1-0 which is incredibly impressive to have such scores at that age. 

8u: Runner-ups Fox Valley Freedom Fest

10u North: Champs Ho Chunk Mother's Day Classic

11u: Runner-ups GameDay USA Battle for the Beef

11u Wisco: Runner-ups Seminole Sports Mother's Day Classic

13u North: Runner-ups GamDay USA Battle for the Beef

13u East: Champs Team Exposure Mother's Day Bash

13u South: Runner-ups 8th Annual Oswego Panther Prowl

Thank you to all the moms out there. Many times that job of a mom goes very unrecognized, but you are truly the steam that makes the engine run in most households. 

Heck of a weekend by our guys. Those results make 96 first place finishes and 82 second place finishes in the short history of Rhino Baseball. 

Justin Sanders Verbally Commits to Alma College!
Apr 25

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Justin Sanders, a 2017 LHP from Appleton North HS, has verbally committed to Alma College!

Justin is by no means a physically enforcing player on the mound but he is a fantastic game pitcher who can keep some of the best teams out there off balance. 

The Scots are coached by Jake Sabol who is in his second year as head coach at Alma. 

In his first year at the helm, Coach Sabol led the Scots to a school record of 28 wins. 

Being a pitcher, Justin will be able to work with Coach Sabol who was a weekend starter for Central Michigan and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2011. 

Justin becomes the 29th player in our 2017 class alone to commit to play college baseball next year, including every senior that plays in the Rhino Wisconsin program. 

Congrats Justin, very excited for you!

Solid Weekend by a number of Rhino teams!
Apr 25

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Heck of a weekend turned in by Rhino teams. 

10u North took home first at the GameDay USA Gold Series Championships. 

13u North was runner-ups at the GameDay USA Gold Series Championships. 

11u were cahmps of the Team Exposure Double Diamonds Invite. 

Couple of other notes:

8u lost in the semifinals to Pro Player by a score of 7-6 at the McHenry tournament making it their first loss on the year (9-1).

Extremely proud of 12u South on their weekend. This is a new team this year that was put together in tryouts. They are on the smaller side but have players who continually want to improve and constantly work their tails off. They went 1-1 in pool play beating the Lincoln-Way Prospects. They then went up against the #1 seed in bracket and won 11-3, eventually losing in the next game. 12u South is a team that understand the process and is buying into it and the results are starting to show. 

Great job by all this weekend!


Jacob Popp Commits to Edgewood College!
Apr 18

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Jacob Popp, a 2017 catcher from Neenah HS, has verbally committed to Edgewood College!

New to the Rhino Wisco program this year, Jacob is a solid defensive catcher with some upside in his left handed swing. 

The Eagles compete at the DIII level in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). 

They are coached by Al Brisack who is in his 18th season as the head coach of the program. Overall Coach Brisack is 345-347 and is 208-121 in conference play. This year the team is currently 16-10 and 6-6 in conference. 

Jacob is a tremendous student boasting a 3.40 GPA and a 28 ACT. On top of the good academics he has exceptional work ethic. 

When Jacob texted Coach Squeeze he said the he "couldn't be more excited". 

Congrats Jacob, very excited for your future. 

13u South with the Runner-Up Finish at USSSA One-Day WS Qualifier!
Apr 18

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13u South brings home its first hardware as a member of the Rhino Baseball. 

The team, which is in it's first year with Rhino Baseball took home a runner-up finish at the USSSA One-Day Eggstravaganza WS Qualifier. 

Fully expect these boys to "show 'em the horn" many more times this year. 

Other notes from the weekend:

- 10u North: Went 2-0 in pool play at the Line Drive Invitational giving up only 4 runs and scoring 36. Bracket play to be played at a later date due to rain/field conditions. 

- 13u North: Went 2-0 in pool play at the Line Drive Invitational scoring 18 runs and only giving up 1. Same as above for bracket.

- 8u: Solid win over Lockport Vipers

Nice weekend boys!

Both 10u Teams Have Impressive Weekends!
Apr 11

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Both 10u North and 10u East had impressive weeekends!

10u East took hom the 'ship at the USSSA Around the Horn tourney in Indianapolis going 5-0 and beating Powerhouse Phoenix in the championship game. 

10u North finished with a runner-up at the USSSA Battle of the Rankings Global NIT. Boys lost a tough 4-3 game in the championship against Pro Player. 

Couple of other notes from the weekend:

- 13u North stepped up an age level and lost in the semifinals of the 14u Team Exposure Pitcher's Paradise tourney. 

- Both 7u teams won against 8u teams in the Sunday League. 7u South threw a 1 hitter in their 9-0 win. 

Great job to all teams!

Dan Pokorski Commits to Carthage College!
Apr 11

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Dan Pokorski, a 2017 UTIL from Lockport Township HS, has verbally committed to Carthage College!

Dan is a big bodied 1B/OF who has untapped potential in his bat. Over the offseason Dan worked hard to improve his game and quietly went about his business. 

While at Carthage, Dan will be coached by Augie Schmidt IV who is in his 30th season as head baseball coach. In those 30 years he is 867-390-5. Coach Schmidt has been named the ABCA/Diamond Sports NCAA Division III Central Regional "Coach of the Year" nine times.  

The Carthage baseball team plays at a beautiful complex named after their head coach. 

Last season the Red Men went 19-22  including 11-10 in conference. This season they are off to a 12-9 start and 5-3 in conference. 

Very excited for Dan and his opportunity to continue his baseball playing days.