News and Announcements
WHO: Team JUCO vs Team University
WHAT: 2019 Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game
WHEN: July 21, 2019
WHERE: Merchants Park, Carroll, Iowa
noon Scouts luncheon
1:30 PM Skills Showcase
3:30 PM Home Run Derby
4:15 PM All-Star Game
Kyle Amendt , Peak Prospects – Southeaster CC
Austin Atwood, Bancroft – Alcorn State
Jesse Bloom, Albert Lea – McCook College
Andrew Fay, Carroll – John Wood CC
Julian Galindo, Bancroft – New Mexico Military Institute
Ed O’ Bannon, Storm Lake – Southern Nevada College
Hector Prado, Fort Dodge – Western Oklahoma State
Garret Reisz, Peak Prospects – Des Moines Area CC
Romel Martinez, Peak Prospects – Iowa Central CC
Jacob McKeon, Albert Lea – Central Arizona College
Ivan Melendez, Bancroft – Odessa CC
Austin Portner, Albert Lea – Butler CC
Blake Berquist, Storm Lake – Ellsworth CC
Preston Godfrey, Albert Lea – Central Arizona College
Jose Gullien Jr, Fort Dodge – Western Oklahoma
Dakota Kennedy, Bancroft – East Central CC
Brad Morris, Albert Lea – Riverland CC
Adrian Torres ,Bancroft – New Mexico Military Institute
Jacob Kaiser, Iowa Western CC
Jadin Rolffs, Iowa Western CC
Noah Cook, Peak Prospects – Johnson County CC
Mike Wallace, Carroll – Ellsworth CC
Chris Crosby, Bancroft – Mississippi College
Spencer Hanson ,Peak Prospects – Northwest Missouri State
Nick Henrichs, Storm Lake – Buena Vista College
Tyler Jacobson, Carroll – Benedictine University
Hunter McIntosh, Peak Prospects – Campbellsville University
Brandon Puckett, Carroll – Marian College
Augie Voight ,Bancroft – William Penn University
Tyler Brandenburg, Storm Lake – Western Oregon University
Dan Hernandez, Bancroft – Rice University
Matt Krambeck, Peak Prospects – South Dakota State
Brandon Larkin, Carroll – Truman State
Miguel Soto, Bancroft – Southwestern Oklahoma State
Ford Schroeder, Carroll – Augustana College
Drew Demers, Fort Dodge – Dakota Wesleyan University
Thomas Krause, Albert Lea – North Dakota State
Arron Mason, Bancroft – Doane University
Riley McGregor, Storm Lake – Buena Vista University
Reese Snyder, Carroll – Morningside College
Ben Berg, Carroll – Concordia University (Nebraska)
Beau Dorman, Storm Lake – Concordia University Chicago
Nick Suppell, Carroll – Mount Mercy University
Sam Kimmorley, Fort Dodge – Huntington University
One day after the Bancroft Bandits announced that two members of their pitching staff had turned pro the team announced another promotion.
Nico Mayoral is the third Bandit pitcher to sign a professional contract with the High Desert Yardbirds of the Pecos League.
Mayoral spent the past two years at Point University (NAIA) in Georgia.
League leading Bancroft Bandits (14-3) will be two pitchers short when they resume action this week after a pair signed professional contracts.
Right hander Nile Ball will be making the jump from collegiate summer ball in northern Iowa to Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Independent Baseball. While its just a 150-mile trip to Sioux City, the level of competition be a step up as the AAIPB is considered by most as “high” independent league.
The 22-year old Ball will take the place of pitcher Jason Garcia who had his contract purchased from Sioux City by the Tampa Rays organization. He played his 2019 college season at the University of North Carolina Pembroke.
His summer teammate, lefty Ryan Byrd, is also is on the move – to Belgium. He will suit up for the Mont Saint-Guibert Phoenix of the top league in the country. Byrd is a 2019 graduate of Southern Illinois University Evansville.
With a new season is set to begin May 31 the Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League would like to introduce the managers of each team!
Albert Lea Lakers
Nate DeChaine – Assistant Coach, Morningside College
Michael Keeran – Assistant Coach, Valley City State University
Cody Williams – Assistant Coach, Mount Mercy University
Fort Dodge Gypsum Miners
Connor McLeod – Assistant Coach, Iowa Central Community College
Storm Lake Whitecaps
Michael Bowles – Assistant Coach, Ottawa University – Arizona
2018 was a banner year for the Albert Lea Lakers. The team finished with a PCBL all-time best record of 29-5 in the regular season before posting a 4-1 mark in the playoffs on their way to the league championship.
This season the Lakers will have a new bench boss in Nate DeChaine, a student assistant at Morningside College. He replaces Michael Keeran, who will be behind the bench of the Bancroft Bandits this summer.