Scouting the 2010 Calumet College of St. Joseph baseball team
Who's back: Huge vacancies remain for CCSJ in the wake of the loss of two of 2009's top hitters, Chris Kopp and Ryan Young. However, Morton product Jon Chance, who led the team in hitting at .345, is back along with new infield starters. Chance also will lead the pitching staff along with Nick Bolda (Lowell), who had four complete games last year. Seniors Ben Stepanian (Lake Central) and Kenny Segal (T.F. South) also hope to bolster the team.
Who's new: The Crimson Wave will have a slew of new starters at various positions, including shortstop and third base. Freshman infielder Luke Boersma joins the team after a successful career at perennial power Illiana Christian. Head coach Tony Myszak will have a tough decision to make, as he has three new catchers this spring in Anthony Soto, Louis Angeles and Ramon Griffith.
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Outlook: The Wave will find out what they're made of quickly after their Winter Haven spring break outing, because seven of their conference foes finished with 25 wins or more. If they are going to be successful, they have to come out victorious in games with Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference cellar-dwellers Trinity Christian and Cardinal Stritch, who finished with a combined record of 21-76.
8-13 at Winter Haven, TBA
19 at Trinity Christian, 3:30 p.m.
20 vs. Trinity Christian, 1 p.m.
23 vs. St. Xavier, 3:30 p.m.
26 vs. Judson, 3:30 p.m.
27 at Judson, 1 p.m.
28 vs. IU Northwest, 1 p.m.
31 at St. Xavier, 3:30 p.m.
2 at Cardinal Stritch, 3:30 p.m.
3 vs. Cardinal Stritch, 1 p.m.
6 at Purdue-North Central, 3:30 p.m.
9 vs. Trinity International, 1 p.m.
10 at Trinity International, 1 p.m.
14 vs. Purdue North Central, 3:30 p.m.
16 at Robert Morris, 3:30 p.m.
17 vs. Robert Morris, 1 p.m.
20 at St. Francis, 2 p.m.
23 at Illinois Tech, 2 p.m.
24 vs. Illinois Tech, Noon
28 vs. St. Francis, 3 p.m.
5 at Olivet Nazarene, 3:30 p.m.
6 at Olivet Nazarene, 1 p.m.
No. Name Yr. Pos. Hometown
1 Louis Angeles Fr. C Monticello
2 Santiago Botello So. P Chicago
3 Ryan Senko Jr. IF Lansing
4 Chris Banks Jr. OF Chicago
5 Julian Griffith So. IF Sauk Village
6 Ramon Griffith So. C Sauk Village
7 Nate Spencer Fr. OF Lansing
9 Kenny Tipman So. P Dyer
10 Matt Pruneau Fr. P Plainfield, Ill.
11 Jonathan Cap Fr. P Lowell
12 Erik Leibengood So. IF Cedar Lake
13 Jon Chance So. P Hammond
14 Anthony Soto Fr. C Hammond
15 Mike Rokicki So. P Whiting
17 Jeremy Jeffries So. OF Hammond
18 Adam Warn Fr. IF Lowell
19 Adam Cobb So. OF Hammond
20 Nate Sabol So. IF Whiting
22 Ben Stepanian Sr. IF Dyer
24 Kenny Segal Sr. IF Lansing
25 Nick Bolda Fr. P Lowell
26 Chad Allen Fr. IF Knox
27 Don Kazmarsewski Fr. OF Hammond
29 Derek Allen Fr. IF Knox
31 Juan Haro So. P Chicago
32 Greg Young So. IF Schererville
34 Luke Boersma Fr. IF Lansing
40 Collin Roberts Jr. IF Hammond
46 Israel Leon Fr. IF Chicago
99 Rashad Chatat Fr. IF Schererville
Head coach: Tony Myszak
Assistant coaches: Dave Funk, Jeff Myszak, Rich Denormandie, Juan Alonso, Butch Faught, Ryan Schievers
-- Compiled by Paul Honeycutt