2014 Baseball Roster


2014 Men's Varsity Baseball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
2 John Drenten Pitcher JR Orange City, Iowa

2013…was 1-1 in six appearances…pitched 11 2/3 innings.

2012…was 0-1 in nine appearances with 15 innings pitched.

Pre-Dordt…Before Dordt...Compiled a 6-9 record over the past two seasons at Unity Christian High School (Iowa)...had 92 strikeouts in 87 innings of work with a 3.46 earned run average in those two seasons.

3 Jason Wapnick Outfield SR Windsor, Colorado

2013…batted .258 while playing in 23 games…had 16 hits, six doubles and knocked in eight runs.

2012…played in 32 games…had a .226 batting average with 14 hits and three doubles…knocked in six runs.

4 Sam De Nooy Outfield SR Sully, Iowa

2013…played in 19 games…had five hits and two doubles with a pair of runs batted in.

2012…played in 15 games…batted .158 with three hits and two runs batted in.

2011…had four hits…played in 22 games and was used as a pinch-runner extensively.

Pre-Dordt…had 32 runs scored with 29 hits and 14 runs batted in for Pella Christian (Iowa) in 2010…had six doubles and 22 bases on balls.

5 Joseph Montgomery Pitcher JR St. Charles, Minnesota

Pre-Dordt...went to St. Charles High School (Minnesota)...named Three Rivers All-Conference, All-Subsection 1AA East, and Winona Daily News All Area Team...batted .318 while leading the team in HR (2), hits (21) and RBI (19)...2.58 ERA in 40 2/3 innings pitched, including 51 strikeouts and just 8 walks, including a no-hitter.

8 Nathan Fraley Outfield SR Boca Raton, Florida

2013…earned 2nd Team All-GPAC honors…batted .292 with a team high 31 hits, six doubles, two homeruns and ten runs batted in…started all 31 games.

2012…batted .313 and played in 44 games…had 45 hits with seven doubles and 18 runs batted in…scored a team high 33 runs and had 15 stolen bases…earned all-GPAC honorable mention.

2010…played in 17 games…batted .367 with 11 hits, one double and knocked in six runs with three stolen bases.

Pre-Dordt…Batting average of .342 as a senior at Boca Raton High School (Florida)....had 27 hits in 90 at-bats with 11 walks, 12 runs batted in...smashed five doubles, two triples and one homerun with 14 stolen bases...team was 24-6 and won a district championship in 2009.

9 Connor Leppink Outfield SO Holland, Michigan

2013…played in one game.

10 Aaron Parks Pitcher, Infield JR Flagstaff, Arizona

2013…played in 29 games…made two pitching appearances…batted .242 with 22 hits and four doubles…knocked in nine runs.

2012…batted .223 with 23 hits in 35 games played…had six doubles, a triple and a homerun with 13 runs batted in…started eight games on the mound…pitched 26 innings and struck out 18 batters.

Pre-Dordt… batted .461 for Coconino High School (Arizona) with 40 runs batted in with 11 doubles and six homeruns…pitched 52 innings with a 2.26 earned run average this season and has struck out 83 batters and had a 7-1 record…batted .452 in 2010 with 28 runs batted in and struck out 48 batters in 39 innings pitched…Parks was an all-region and all-city pick and played with the Peaks Team, a Connie Mack program, for three years.

11 Jake Thayer Outfield, Pitcher FR Littleton, Colorado

Pre-Dordt...named first team all-conference...batted .426 with 23 hits and nine runs batted in...was 2-1 on the mound and had 14 strikeouts in 12 innings of work.

12 Jeremy Engbers Pitcher SR Pella, Iowa

2013…pitched 10 and 2/3 innings in five appearances and had a 5.06 earned run average.

2012…pitched 11 1/3 innings mostly in relief…struck out 11 batters.

2011…appeared in a team high 11 games on the mound…was 0-2 with a 7.98 earned run average…struck out 12.

Pre-Dordt…pitched 33 innings last season and had a 4-1 record with three saves and a 4.45 earned run average in 2009…struck out 35 batters in 2009 and made 21 pitching appearances

13 Josh Peterson Pitcher, Infield JR Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

2013…played in 10 games and had a pair of hits.

2012…batted .333 in 20 games…had 12 hits and two doubles with seven runs batted in.

Pre-Dordt… attended Sergeant Bluff Luton High School (Iowa)…batted .454 as a junior while getting 44 hits, 10 doubles, three homeruns and he knocking in 44 runs…had a .364 batting average in 2011 with 44 hits and nine doubles to go with seven homeruns and 38 runs batted in…earned all-conference and all-district first team honors while helping Sergeant Bluff Luton to War Eagle and district championships…was 5-1 on the mound in 2010 with 61 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched…posted a 5-3 pitching record in 2011 and struck out 37 in 46 innings pitched…played third base, pitcher and middle infield during his career.

14 Michael Grady Pitcher FR Granville, Iowa

Pre-Dordt….earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors in 2013 while playing for Spalding Catholic (Iowa)…had a 3-5 record with a 1.92 earned run average…struck out 50 batters in 51 innings and issued 11 bases on balls.

15 Jacob Monsma Outfield FR Denver, Colorado
No details available.
16 Cameron Gingerich Infield FR Riverside, Iowa

Pre-Dordt….batted .506 for Iowa Mennonite high school with 13 doubles…had 26 runs batted in and scored 38 runs and stole 14 bases…had a 4-5 pitching record in 61 2/3 innings of work and struck out 71 batters…earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors at shortstop.

17 Bryan Wallman Pitcher, Infield SO Wellington, Colorado

2013…batted .264 with 14 hits and 11 runs batted in…played in 21 games and had four doubles.

18 Tyler Wiedner Pitcher FR Granger, Iowa

Pre-Dordt…posted a 9-1 pitching record for Woodward-Granger (Iowa) and helped them to a berth in the district final game…pitched 61 innings and posted a 1.26 earned run average…struck out 60 batters…earned second-team all-state honors in Class 1A and was a first-team all-district pick.

20 Caleb Boehler Catcher JR Windsor, Colorado

2013…played in four games and had two hits.

23 Alex Schoonhoven Infield, Pitcher FR Ireton, Iowa

Pre-Dordt…batted .330 in 2013 for Unity Christian (Iowa) with 29 hits and 27 runs scored…stole 21 bases and had 14 bases on balls…pitched 35 1/3 innings with 43 strikeouts and a 3.96 earned run average…earned all-conference and all-district honors.

24 Lucas Carls Pitcher SR Lakeland, Florida

2013…was 1-1 in seven starts on the mound…pitched 37 1/3 innings and had a 5.30 earned run average….struck out 22 batters.

2012…was 5-4 in nine starts…completed four games…had a 3.58 earned run average and struck out 54 batters in 55 1/3 innings of work…had a career high 14 strikeouts against Concordia in a win…batters hit .201 against him…was a second team all-GPAC selection.

2011…pitched 44 1/3 innings…had a 1-5 record in eight appearances and had three complete games…had 34 strikeouts and a 4.67 earned run average…earned all-GPAC honorable mention.

Pre-Dordt…Had a 29-4 lifetime record on the mound with a 1.55 earned run average and 320 strikeouts in 194 innings pitched…batted .517 with 125 runs batted in with ten homeruns , 38 doubles and 139 career hits…earned first-team all-state honors from the Denver Post in 2009 and first-team all-area honors from the Loveland Reporter Herald…was named the Colorado 2A Pitcher of the Year in 2008 along with first-team honors in all-state and all-area.

25 Dane Le Platt Infield JR Aztec, New Mexico

2013…batted .156 with five hits and had a pair of doubles…played in 17 games.

2012…batted .182 in 17 games…had two homeruns and eight runs batted in…suffered a shoulder injury that shortened his season.

Pre-Dordt… played at Aztec High School (New Mexico)…played four seasons for Aztec and had 123 career hits with a batting average of .402. had 24 doubles, six triples and 14 homeruns to go with 36 stolen bases and 116 runs batted in…had a fielding percentage of .904 and recorded 111 putouts and 174 assists…four-time all-academic team honoree and a two-time all-district performer…earned FCA state player of the week honors.

28 Andy Kollbaum Catcher SR Anthon, Iowa

2013…caught in 28 games…batted .218 with 19 hits and three doubles.

30 Ben Van Kekerix Pitcher SR Sheldon, Iowa

2013…was 3-4 with a 4.72 earned run average in 40 innings of work…struck out 35 batters and held opponents to a .239 batting average…earned honorable mention all-GPAC honors.

2012…was 2-5 in eight starts…struck out 22 in 40 innings pitched.

Pre-Dordt…attended Augustana College (South Dakota) for two seasons..was red-shirted by the Vikings in 2010 and was granted a medical red-shirt in 2011 while recovering from surgery…is a 2009 graduate of Sheldon High School (Iowa) and earned four letters in baseball for the Orabs…had a 1.25 earned run average in 63 innings pitched with 71 strikeouts and he posted an 8-3 record in 2009…was a second-team all-Lakes Conference selection in 2009…had a 2.88 earned run average as a junior in 56 innings while striking out 59 in 2008…posted a 3.32 earned run average as a sophomore while striking out 36 in 46 innings…Sheldon earned two district championships and one district runner-up finish during those three seasons.

32 Cole Samuelson Pitcher FR Gretna, Nebraska
No details available.
33 Davis Fenchel Infield SO Hull, Iowa

2013…batted .250 with two hits in six games played.

34 Anthony Maule Pitcher, Outfield SR Vulcan, Michigan

2013…scored nine runs and appeared in 17 games mostly as a pinch runner and courtesy runner.

2012…scored 14 runs and appeared in 29 games as a courtesy runner.

2011…appeared in three games on the mound.

Pre-Dordt…Played at Norway High School (Michigan)...posted a 2-1 record in 2009 with a 2.85 earned run average with 28 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched...earned a spot on the Mid-Peninsula League’s All-Star team in 2009 and also plays outfield.

35 Josh Van Kekerix Pitcher, Infield JR Sheldon, Iowa

2013…pitched in 11 games and 18 and 2/3 innings with a 4.82 earned run average…struck out 10 batters.
2012…pitched in 11 games for a total of 15 1/3 innings…recorded 13 strikeouts.

Pre-Dordt… earned second team all-conference honors from the Siouxland Conference in both basketball and baseball…posted a 5-0 record last season with a 2.97 earned run average in 2010 while helping Sheldon to a sub-state tournament berth…batted .356 in 2011 with a 4-1 record on the mound with a 2.14 earned run average…struck out 48 batters in 39 innings pitched.

40 Jon Holwerda Infield SR Newton, Iowa

2013…earned all-GPAC Honorable Mention while batting a team high .314…had four doubles and 27 hits with nine runs batted in…walked a team high 12 times and played in 30 games.

2012…batted .298 with 14 hits and had nine runs scored…played in 20 games.

2011…played in 20 games with six hits.

Pre-Dordt…Batted .365 for Pella Christian (Iowa) with 35 hits, 35 runs scored and ten runs batted in…also had eight doubles.

41 Alex Terpstra Pitcher FR Highlands Ranch, Colorado
No details available.
42 Rick Schmidt Outfield, Catcher JR Longmont, Colorado

2013…played in three games

45 Nate Forseth Pitcher, Infield JR Sioux Center, Iowa

Pre-Dordt... played at and attended Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) for two seasons…had 13 pitching appearances in 2012 with a 1.65 earned run average and he pitched in 14 games in 2013 with a 1.50 earned run average…claimed all-state honors as a senior in high school and was twice an all-conference selection for Nampa Christian….was a part of a state championship team, two runner-up finishes and a third place finish.