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2022 Men's Varsity Baseball

# Name Height Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Cade Hollingsworth 6-2 Third Base, First Base FR Spring Hill, Tennessee

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt...played for Independence High School (Tennessee) and had a .330 batting average and was a member of the Dulin Dodgers baseball program. 

2 Aaron Eshelman 5-7 Infield SR Fort Scott, Kansas

Academic: Communication

2021...started all 46 games for the Defenders with 63 hits and 13 doubles and seven homeruns...knocked in 57 runs and was named all-GPAC second-team. 

Before Dordt…attended the University of the Ozarks (Arkansas)…was a three-time Academic all-conference player and was named a second-team Academic All-American in 2019 and was a first-team choice in 2020…claimed first-team all-conference honors in 2019…had 26 doubles, 19 homeruns and 103 rbi with a career .370 batting average at the University of the Ozarks. 

3 Michael Ohlin 6-1 Pitcher FR Billings, Montana

Academic: Business Administration

4 Dylan Stanley SO Orlando, Florida

Academic: Health and Human Performance

Before Dordt…graduated from Timber Creek High School (Florida)..had a .273 batting average and a perfect fielding percentage…earned academic honors in 2020 and was part of a pair of district, regional and metro championships in 2018 and 2019…was on a state runner-up team in 2018 and the 2019 was a state final four runner-up. 

4 Chance Mitchell 5-7 Shortstop, Second Base SO Arlington, Texas

Academic: Health and Human Performance

Before Dordt…graduated from Mansfield Timberview High School (Texas)…was a first-team all-district utility player and an academic all-district player for Mansfield…played every position on defense except first base. 

5 JaeYoun Kim 6-1 Outfield JR Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Academic: Undeclared

Before Dordt...attended Central High School (Arkansas) with a .337 batting average, 42 hits and 48 runs batted in...attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Sierra College before joining the Defender baseball program.  

6 Oliver Walczak 5-11 Outfield JR Chino Hills, California

Academic: Education

7 Logan Cline 6-2 Shortstop SR Cheyenne, Wyoming

Academic: Engineering

2021...started all 46 games for the Defenders and had 66 its with 13 doubles and seven homeruns and 39 runs batted in...stole 30 bases and scored 54 runs...earned first-team all-GPAC honors and was a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete. 

2020…batted .469 in 18 games and had 23 hits with five doubles, four triples and knocked in six runs while scoring 11. 

2019…batted .321 with a team high 42 hits…started 35 games for the Defenders and had seven doubles with three triples and a homerun…knocked in 24 runs and stole six bases…earned GPAC honorable mention honors. 

Before Dordt…graduated from East High School (Wyoming)…played second bases for the Cheyenne Mustangs club team…had a .376 batting average with a .512 on base percentage while stealing 47 bases in 2017. 

8 Logan De Vries 6-2 Third Base, Shortstop JR Pine Bush, New York

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt...attended Pine Bush High School (New York)...was a 2018 all-section and fifth team all-state selection when he hit .363 and led the team in runs batted in...graduated from SUNY Ulster Community College and was a part of a 2021 Region IX Champion.  

9 Dylan Brown 6-0 Pitcher FR Clarksville, Tennessee

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt...attended Rossview High School (Tennessee) where he was a member of a state championship team 

10 Willem Hoekstra 6-3 Pitcher SR Oakdale, California

Academic: Agriculture

2021...pitched 12 games and 31 innings with 16 strikeouts.  

2020…came back from injury that kept him out of the 2019 season…had two hits with two runs batted in…was 2-3 in five appearances and struck out 14 in 22 innings of work.  

Before Dordt….graduated from Ripon Christian High School (California)…played pitcher and infield positions during his career…was 9-0 pitching as a senior with a 0.90 earned run average and struck out 66 batters…struck out 77 batters as a junior and had a 1.11 earned run average and had a .359 batting average with 12 runs batted in…Ripon Christian secured league championships in 2016 and 2018…and was a four-time all-league baseball performer and claimed Southern Athletic League Most Valuable Pitcher honors and he was named a Ripon Christian Scholar-Athlete while also claiming the Mike Vrieling Award.   

11 Gyeongju Kim 6-1 Pitcher SR Seoul, South Korea

Academic: Business Administration

2021...started 10 games on the mound and had a 5-4 record with 68 and a third innings pitched...posted a 3.82 earned run average and struck out 99 batters...was a first-team all-GPAC honoree and was named to the GPAC Gold Glove team. 

Before Dordt…played for the University of Ozarks in 2017 and 2018…had five wins in the seasons combined with 96 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched….had a 3.33 earned run average in 70.1 innings of work in 2018. 

12 Carter Scott 5-10 Pitcher FR Kansas City, Missouri

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt...graduated from Park Hill High School (Missouri) and also played for Prodigy Baseball Academy...during summer ball he had a 3.2 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched...helped Park Hill to a conference title in 2021. 

13 Nolan Christianson 6-1 Outfield SO Omaha, Nebraska

Academic: Nursing

2021...played in 18 games and had two hits with three runs scored and stole two bases.  

Before Dordt…competed for Omaha Burke High School (Nebraska)…had a .332 batting average with 25 runs batted in, 27 runs scored, 15 stolen bases and one homerun…played mostly shortstop and centerfield.  

14 Diego Benitez 6-0 Pitcher JR Panama City, Panama

Academic: Engineering

2021...was 2-2 on the mound with 30 and a third innings pitched with 27 strikeouts.

15 Zach Sedakis FR Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt...played for Chicago Christian High School (Illinois) where he hit .429 with a .657 slugging percentage during his senior campaign...was also a member of conference and regional championship teams and played with Prestige Baseball. 

16 Derek LaBounty 6-0 Pitcher JR Florence, Texas

Academic: Enviromental Studies

Before Dordt… attended Florence High School (Texas) where he played both pitcher and catcher during his career. 

17 Charlie Hennessy 6-2 Catcher SR Bremerton, Washington

Academic: Health and Human Performance

2021...played in nine games with two hits. 

Before Dordt…played at Olympic High School (Washington), was a three-year varsity letterman and had a .317 batting average.  He's a catcher and has a 1.94 pop time.  

18 Kaden Davis 6-4 First Base, Outfield FR State Center, Iowa

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt... graduated from West Marshall High School (Iowa)...batted .475 in 2021 with 19 doubles and eight homeruns with 60 runs batted in and 57 runs scored...was also selected to the first-team all-state baseball team, first-team all-district, first-team all-conference in 2019, 2020 and 2021 and was a First-Team All-Conference Academic choice in baseball and football both years...he was an Iowa High School Baseball Coaches’ Association All-Star series selection and batted .465 with a .793 slugging percentage and clubbed 41 doubles, five triples, 13 homeruns and knocked in 131 runs in his three-year career.  

19 Logan Horne 6-2 Pitcher SR Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Academic: Engineering

2021...pitched in 12 games and started eight with 39 innings pitched and struck out 26 batters...was named a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete. 

2020…was 1-2 in three pitching appearances and went 13 innings with eight strikeouts.  

2019…posted a 1-4 record in 35 innings of work…struck out 20 batters. 

Before Dordt…attended Samuel V. Champion (Texas) High School…outfielder and pitcher who as a senior batted .333 with three triples and doubles over the course of the season…on base percentage is .455 and slugging percentage of .592…had an earned run average of 2.33.  

20 Jadon Vander Molen 6-3 Pitcher SR Riverbank, California

Academic: Agriculture

2021...posted a 2-2 record on the mound in 10 pitching appearances...worked 15 innings and struck out 11.  

2020…pitched five and a third innings…struck out three in four appearances.  

Before Dordt…graduated from Ripon Christian High School (California)…played first base, third base and pitcher during his career…had a .377 batting average during his senior season with 21 runs batted in and eight stolen bases…compiled a 6-2 pitching record with a 1.24 earned run average to go with 58 strikeouts in 45 innings and has walked nine batters...was 5-2 on the mound as a junior with a 1.81 earned run average and struck out 50 batters. 

21 Nick Yeager 6-2 Pitcher JR Canton, Michigan

Academic: Engineering

2021...was 3-3 with a 5.13 earned run average and worked 26 and a third innings...struck out 31 batters and earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors. 

Before Dordt…played for Canton High School (Michigan)…got credit for 51 and two-third innings pitched in 2019 and struck out 57 batters while recording a 6-1 record with a 0.95 earned run average… earned all-conference and all-district honors along with being named a 2019 KLAA Scholar-Athlete. 

22 Brock Spade 6-2 Catcher SO Chandler, Arizona

Academic: Health and Human Performance

2021...batted .279 in 15 games and had 12 hits with double and three homeruns with nine runs batted in.  

Before Dordt…played for Hamilton High School (Arizona)…played pitcher, catcher, first base and right field during his career.  

23 Cooper Hainy 6-4 Shortstop, Third Base FR Wessington Springs, South Dakota

Academic: Agriculture

Before Dordt...played for Wessington Springs High School (South Dakota) where he was a multi-sport athlete and played on a conference championship team. 

24 Parker Hamann 6-0 Outfield SR Cheyenne, Wyoming

Academic: Engineering

2021...played in 29 games and scored 11 runs with five stolen bases.  

2020…played in three games and batted .286 with two hits. 

2019…had five hits and eight runs scored…played in 29 games. 

Before Dordt…played for Central (Wyoming) High School…played outfield and pitcher for the Cheyenne Mustangs club team…had a career batting average of .347 and has stolen 33 bases... had an earned run average of 2.75 through 51 innings pitched and earned a 5-1 record during the 2017 summer…Mustangs were three-time state champions while taking part in baseball for the state of Colorado.  

26 Mike Bruell SO Plano. Illinois

Academic: Social Work

2021...pitched nine and a third innings with three strikeouts.  

Before Dordt…played at Plano High School (Texas)…pitched in high school and posted a 2.4 earned run average while earning I-8 All-Conference honors in 2019 and he was named to the Kendall County All-Area Team. 

27 Kevin Fokkema 6-2 Pitcher SR Maple Valley, Washington

Academic: Accounting

2021...made two pitching appearances and struck out five batters...was named a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.  

2020…started two games and pitched in six…had 11 strikeouts and was 0-3 in three decisions. 

2019…played in five games and pitched five innings. 

Before Dordt….prepped at Tahoma High School (Washington)…worked 62 innings with a 10-1 record and 75 strikeouts…had a career 2.56 earned run average…was a part of a 2017 state tournament appearance and Tahoma High School is ranked second in the state heading into the playoffs. 

28 Chaz Gothard 6-2 Pitcher, First Base SO Eatonton, Georgia

Academic: Business Administration

2021...made two pitching appearances.  

Before Dordt…competed for FCA Loganville (Georgia) and had a .560 batting average with a .640 slugging percentage…lefthanded pitcher and posted a 3.11 earned run average and played first base when he wasn't pitching…claimed all-state and all-region honors in 2019 and was part of state champion teams in 2017 and 2018 and regional championship teams in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

29 Anthony Rodriguez Klinzing 6-2 Outfield SO Bonn, Germany

Academic: Business Administration

2021...had two hits in three games played...had a double and knocked in three runs.  

2020…had a hit and played in six games.  

30 Chase Edwards 6-0 First Base SR Chandler, Arizona

Academic: Public Administration

2021...started all 46 games for the Defenders with 63 hits and 13 doubles and seven homeruns...knocked in 57 runs and was named all-GPAC second-team. 

Before Dordt…attended the University of the Ozarks (Arkansas)…was a three-time Academic all-conference player and was named a second-team Academic All-American in 2019 and was a first-team choice in 2020…claimed first-team all-conference honors in 2019…had 26 doubles, 19 homeruns and 103 rbi with a career .370 batting average at the University of the Ozarks. 

33 Matthew Bokhoven 6-2 Pitcher JR Pella, Iowa

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt…played for Pella Christian High School (Iowa)…batted .245 as a junior and played third base, first base and pitcher…was a part of a 2019 baseball district champion…batted .341 in 2020 in 14 games played and had 14 hits with seven runs batted.  

36 David Laurenti SR Redondo Beach, Calif.

Academic: Art

2020…batted .219 with seven hits in 11 games played…knocked in two runs.  

2019…batted .239 for the Defenders in 24 games played…had 17 hits and 15 runs batted in with two doubles and a pair of triples…stole two bases.  

Before Dordt…played for Redondo Union (California) High School…batted .342 with two homeruns and four doubles over the course of his senior season…was named Defensive Player of the Year his senior year and helped the team to a 17-12 record…was the starting centerfielder in the 2017 All League All-Star game in El Segundo, California. 

37 Luke November 5-7 Catcher, Third Base FR Cape Town, South Africa

Academic: Elementary Education

Andrew Barr FR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Academic: Engineering

Nathan Patterson SO Chandler, Arizona

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt…attended Horizon Honors (Arizona)…played first base and third base and pitcher during his career and was selected a Junior All-Academic Baseball member. 

Dillon Pilkerton FR Carmen, Idaho

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt...graduated from Salmon High School (Idaho)...had personal bests of 1.30 ERA with 48 strikeouts on the mound, along with a .517 average at the plate. 

Mason Price SO Sebring, Florida

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt...attended Avon Park High School (Florida)...Price had a batting average of .333 and played with the Under Armour Legends Organization. 

Tyler Reiss JR Council Bluffs, Iowa

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt...attended Abraham Lincoln High School (Iowa) and Iowa Western Community College prior to joining the Defender baseball program. 

Graham Sanders SO Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Academic: Accounting

Before Dordt...attended Bishop O’Gorman High School (South Dakota) and played for Sioux Falls Post 15 West where he had a .320 batting average with three homeruns, 37 hits and 40 runs batted in...earned all-academic honors and was voted his team’s captain and most improved player...helped both O’Gorman and Post 15 to state tournament berths.  

Nolan Daniels SO Colorado Springs, Colorado

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt... played for the Catamount Baseball Club and attended Colorado Springs Early College (Colorado). 

Cardiff Smith SO Mammoth Lakes, California

Academic: Health and Human Performance

Before Dordt…graduated from Mammoth High School (California)…earned all-league honorable mention honors as a high school junior. 

Peyton Stockwell JR Boise, Idaho

Academic: Education

2021...pitched in 11 games and was 1-0 in 11 and a third innings pitched.  

2020…pitched in five games…worked five and two-third innings and limited opponents to a .222 batting average.  

Before Dordt…played legion baseball in 2018 for the Boise Senators and batted .390 with 23 hits and eight runs scored…graduated from Borah High School (Idaho).  

Jared Wilson JR Honey Creek, Iowa

Academic: Accounting

Jacob Haringa FR Ontario, California

Academic: Agriculture

Before Dordt...member of the Southern California Bombers Baseball Club...had a 2.11 ERA his sophomore year with 46 strikeouts on 33 innings pitched. 

Trevor Jackson SO Westminster, Colorado

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt…played at Broomfield High School (Colorado)…posted a .415 batting average this fall and threw out nine runners while playing catcher. 

Andrew Lofgren JR Lincoln, Nebraska

Academic: Engineering

Before Dordt…graduated from senior at Lincoln Lutheran (Nebraska)…batted .310 last season with six doubles and a homerun while earning all-conference honorable mention honors…played first base and third base. 

Tyce Marquez SR Oxford, Nebraska

Academic: Engineering

2021...played in seven games...was named a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete. 

2020…batted .228 with 13 hits in 16 games played…had four runs batted in and scored nine runs.  

Before Dordt…played for Revere High School (Colorado)…played outfield, first base and pitched for the Cougars in previous seasons…has a career batting average of .383, 49 career hits and 37 career RBI’s…had a career slugging average of .625. 

Luke Moustis SO Gilbert, Arizona

Academic: Chemistry

Before Dordt…played for Williams Field High School (Arizona) where he played first base and third base. 

Isaiah Nanninga FR Edmonton, Alberta

Academic: Business Administration

Before Dordt...attended Edmonton Christian High School (Alberta) 2019 Nanninga had a personal best batting average of .356. 

Benjamin Baker SO Toronto, Ontario

Academic: Biology

Before Dordt…graduated from Central Technical School (Ontario)…was picked as his team's Rookie of the Year in 2015 and was chosen as team mvp in 2016 and 2017…played catcher and outfield…was on a PBLO 16U and PBLO 18U Championship team.