2010…was 2-5 on the mound…started eight games and appeared in one other…struck out 15 and worked 38 innings.
2010…batted .267 in 29 games played…had 16 hits…had a triple and three homeruns and knocked in 13.
2009…played in all 41 games and started 40…batted .223 with 25 hits and eight doubles with 13 runs batted in.
2008…batted .154 with 29 at-bats in 2008…was used as a pinch-hitter and courtesy runner during much of the GPAC season…had six hits and three stolen bases in his first season with the Defenders.
Sam De Nooy
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.
Orland Park, Illinois
2010…pitched eight innings in seven appearances…was 0-1.
2009…pitched 36 innings with a 2-1 record and appeared in 13 games and had 22 strikeouts.
2010…played in two games and had one hit.
Batted .211 for Corban College (2010) with three doubles.
Sioux Center, Iowa
2010…bothered by a shoulder injury…did not appear in a game.
Rock Valley, Iowa
2010…pitched three innings in his first season.
Palos Heights, Illinois
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
attended West Valley High School (California)…was a team captain and most valuable player.
Played for Bourgade Catholic (Arizona)...batted .410 for Bourgade with 41 hits and 33 runs scored while knocking in 47 runs in 2009...had nine doubles and nine homeruns.
Had 44 strikeouts while pitching for Maranatha Christian (Colorado) in 2009…pitched 28 innings.
2010…batted .328 and played in 26 games….played mostly leftfield and rightfield…had 19 hits and slugged two homeruns.
2009…batted .271 in 85 at-bats with 23 hits and five doubles…knocked in 12 runs and scored 12 runs…played rightfield defensively.
Brandon Van Engen
Batted .303 with 27 hits, 23 runs and 21 runs batted in…played for Western Christian (Hull)…had five doubles and three triples.
2010…played in four games and scored four runs.
2009…battled injury early in the season before putting together a solid finish with 17 games played and a .320 batting average…had 16 hits—four of them doubles with a homerun and eight runs batted in.
attended Maranatha Christian School (California)..claimed first and second –team all-CIF honors.
2010…was 1-3 in 24 innings of work on the mound…struck out nine batters.
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.
Sioux Center, Iowa
Graduated from Unity Christian (Iowa)…was 2-4 on the mound in 2010 and struck out 23 batters in 32 innings…batted .316 with nine doubles, 23 runs batted in, 26 runs and 31 hits.
2010…pitched in two innings for the Defenders with three appearances.
Cicero, New York
2010…pitched 13 innings….had eight strikeouts.
2010…batted .412 had seven hits, ten runs scored…slugged a homerun and had six runs batted in.
2009…played in 31 games for the Defenders….scored 12 runs, had ten hits, two doubles and two homeruns while knocking in nine runs.
Batted .366 for Boyden Hull Rock Valley (Iowa) in 2010…had 30 hits, 23 runs scored, 31 runs batted in and had five doubles and two triples.
Brad Vande Griend
Rock Valley, Iowa
Had 18 hits and 20 runs scored with a .247 batting average for Western Christian (Iowa) and had three doubles.
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.
2010…batted .308 with 36 hits…had eight doubles and one homerun….knocked in 14 runs and scored 19 runs.
2009…had an impact as a freshman with a .322 batting average…recorded 46 hits and had 17 runs scored…knocked in 30 runs and had three homeruns….posted a slugging percentage of .455.
Elk Point, South Dakota
Knocked 51 hits for Akron Westfield (Iowa) in 2010…had 23 runs scored, 31 runs batted in with nine doubles.
Batted .365 for Pella Christian (Iowa) with 35 hits, 35 runs scored and ten runs batted in…also had eight doubles.
2010…pitched in three games and five innings.
2010…batted .316 while catching 20 games for the Defenders…had three doubles and knocked in 10 runs…had 18 hits in his sophomore campaign…pitched 20 innings for the Defenders and had a 6.75 earned run average…struck out ten batters in his mound time.
2009…pitched, caught and played designated hitter for Dordt during his freshman season…batted .279 with 29 hits, four doubles and 17 runs batted in.
2010…started ten games and appeared in 11…had a 5-3 record and a 5.62 earned run average…struck out 36 batters in a team high 57 innings pitched…earned all-GPAC honorable mention.
2009…started 10 games on the mound for Dordt and earned a decision in nine of them with three wins… pitched 56 innings with 43 strikeouts and 22 bases on balls while allowing 60 hits.
2008…showed flashes as a freshman while leading the Defenders in earned run average at 3.89…posted a 2-4 record in ten appearances and eight starts…co-leader in complete games with four…led the team in strikeouts with 27 and was second on the team in innings pitched with 44.