Louisville, Kentucky

Head Coach: David Trager

Coach Trager on his 2019 team:

This year we bring back a lot of experience returning 8 starters from last years team.  Our experience should be a strength for this group as last years team was very young.  I expect this team to compete and challenge themselves to be the best team they can be every day.  I expect this team to show their toughness and never give in to adversity.  We have a nice combination of talent and experience, however, my concern is how will we handle high expectations.  We showed incredible improvement throughout the season last year.  My biggest question is whether this group will focus in the off season to get better each day, or will they wish each day away in anticipation for the season.  If we can keep our focus on the process and work hard each day to be the best player we can be, I fully expect this team to be competing at a high level come post season.

Winning Tradition

  • State Runner-up 2000 and 2001
  • Region Champs 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2015

Key Players

  • Nolan Pender: BA .326, 5 2B, 1 HR – 3.1 ERA, 23 K’s, 25 IP
  • Ben Collins: .925 Fielding %, .468 OBP, 3.4 ERA
  • Kaelon Harkema: .340 BA, .470 OBP
  • Riley Monheimer: .355 BA, .463 OBP
  • James Crockett: 3.11 ERA, .321 BA, 10 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR

College Commits

  • James Crockett: Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Nolan Pender: Bellarmine University