Metamora, Illinois

Head Coach: Eric Stone

Coach Stone on his 2019 team:

Metamora looks to be in position to compete at the top of the rugged Mid-Illini Conference.   While defending 3A State Champion Morton will again be one of the favorites, the Redbirds will have depth on the mound and return a strong nucleus up the middle with Bartman, Vogel, and catcher Zach Beanblossom.   A strong defensive unit will support one of the delay pitching staffs in Coach Stone’s tenure.  The question will be whether the returning starters will be able to take a step forward offensively.  Scoring runs was a challenge in 2018 but a little progress in that area could lead the Redbirds back to a position to make abother deep postseason run.


Winning Tradition

  • 6 Regional Titles 
  • 3 Conference Titles
  • 3 Sectional Titles
  • 3rd Place State (2014)

Key Players

  • Kyle Bartman .398, 16 XBH, 27 RBI
  • Ryan Vogel .356, 30 R, 26 SB
  • Turner Mann 4-4, 2.83 ERA
  • Joe Nelan 3-3, 2.79 ERA
  • Seth Bedwell 5-3, 1.89 ERA

College Commits

  • Ryan Vogel – Bradley University 
  • Turner Mann – McHenry County College