Instructors

 

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SARAH FUNSTON – Softball Pitching, Hitting

  • All State Pitcher at Heritage Hills High School – 2006
  • 4-Time All Conference: 2003-2006
  • All Evansville Metro Area: 2006
  • Records for Lowest ERA, Career K’s and SO’s
  • North/South All-Star 2006
  • 356 Ks and 0.51 ERA
  • Pitched at the Morehead State University
  • 306 Career Ks, top 3 in school history
  • Lowest ERA in a season
  • Varsity Pitching Coach at Heritage Hills – 2011
  • Currently the Varsity Softball Coach at Highland HS

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WADE KAPETYN – Pitching, Hitting

High School – 20th round Draft pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2006

  • Ranked eighth out of Baseball America’s Top 50 Incoming Freshman in College Baseball
  • Ranked as the top pitching prospect in Illinois by both Truth Prep Report and Baseball America as a Senior
  • Earned Honors as All State Selection / Pre- Season Louisville Slugger All American / All Area Selection

College – University of Evansville – 3 year starting Pitcher

  • 40th Round Draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2008
  • Pitched for Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 2007
  • Pitched for LaCrosse Loggers of Northwoods Baseball League in 2008
  • Missouri Valley Pitcher of the Week 2009
  • National Pitcher of the week 2009
  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 24th Round in 2009
  • Played for the Oneonta Tigers of the New York Penn League

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CHRIS RUDENGA – Hitting

High School – Carried a .500 + Batting AVG his Junior and Senior Year at Illiana Christian High School

  • Times Male Athlete of the Year as a Senior
  • Earned All Conference & All Area

College – Grand Valley State

  • Had Multiple Years with a .300 + Batting average as the starting center Fielder at GVSU
  • Had 12 multi-hit games his sr. year
  • 8 for 8 in stolen bases
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week Honors in which he batted .438 with a .750 Slugging percentage, and a .500 on base percentage
  • Starter for GVSU when they took 3rd Place in the NCAA Division II world Series
  • GVSU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year 2013
  • All Conference First Team 2013
  • Ranked in top 50 Hardest Players to Strike out in NCAA
  • Commissioners award for top scholar athlete for Conference in 2013

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LEE TURNBOUGH – Pitching, Hitting

  • Played baseball at Lincoln-Way Central
  • Played baseball and football at Augustana College
  • 1984-1986 Volunteer asst Varsity Coach Lincoln-Way Central
  • 1987-1988 Head Coach Joliet Mohawks (Record: 71-19)
    – 2 Time Illinois State Champs
  • 1989-1990 Asst Coach Midwest Angels (Record: 106-14)
    – 2 Consecutive National World Series Appearances
    – 1989 National Runner Up
  • 1991-2000 Asst Varsity Coach Thornwood High School
    – 7 Conference Titles, 5 (30) Win Seasons, 1994 3rd in State
  • 2000-2009 Asst Varsity Coach Lockport High School
    – 2005 Illinois State Champs
  • 2012-2013 Chief Executive Officer of the Jayhawks Baseball Club

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BRETT KEELER- Hitting, Catching

  • All State Catcher for Munster HS: 2007
    – All Area, All-Conference Honors
    – Team Captain and MVP
  • Played for Southern Illinois University (SIUE): 2009-2012
    – Top 3 All-Time Runners Caught Stealing
    – Finished Top 50 All-Time with 126 career hits
  • DI Collegiate Coach at SIUE: 2013


ANDREW LOWE – Pitching

  • Plays Professionally for the Windy City Thunderbolts
  • Pitched for University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • Three Time All Conference Selection at Whiting High School, in Whiting, Indiana


COLIN WILLIS – Hitting

  • Plays Professionally for the Gary Railcats
  • Played for the East Side Diamond Hoopers of the United SHores League (Indy Pro Ball)
  • Played Baseball at Purdue North Central
    – Led the team with a .366 Bating Average
    – Stole a team high 23 bags


KYLIE WEEKS – Slap Hitting/Catching for Softball

  • High School: Taylor High School (Kokomo, IN)
  • Travel Team: Indiana Shockwaves
  • College: St. Joseph’s College (DII)

Highlights:

  • 4 Year Starter
  • Second Team All Conference (Jr. Year)
  • GLVC Regional Champions
  • Super Regional Champions
  • Made it to the Elite 8 at the DII College World Series