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Agape League 2014
2014 marks the 5th year that the Summit City Sluggers have partnered with the Agape League of Adams County. Throughout the month of July, different Slugger teams will be making the trip to Berne to serve as player "helpers." For many of our players / families, Agape night is the highlight of the summer.
Sluggers Day 2014
The Summit City Sluggers would like to thank Catherine Hill (Pictured Above) and the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation. With the help of generous sponsors and devoted volunteers, the Sluggers were able to donate nearly $4000 toward breast cancer research. A special thanks goes to Slugger parent Carrie Moore, who spearheaded this year's event.
Special thanks to the breast cancer survivors (Pictured Above) who attended this years event!
Sluggers Board President Greg VanMeter addresses the crowd at Sluggers Day 2014
2014 Recruiting Update
(As of 5/13/2014)
2014 Committed Seniors
Treg Haberkorn - University of Cincinnati
Collin Affolder - Bethel College
Kyle Selvey - Huntington University
Cole Gerardot - University of Saint Francis
Connor West - Huntington University
Devon Goelz - Goshen College
Mitch Hughes - University of Saint Francis
Ethan Bowland - Bethel College
Brad Barker - Lincoln Trail Community College
2015 Verbal Commitments
Grant Inman - Valparaiso University
Matt Kent - Xavier University
Indiana Summer Collegiate League: Click Here
2014 Coaches Announced
CLICK HERE to read more about the coaches who will be leading Slugger teams this summer.
2014 Alumni Report
The Summit City Sluggers are well represented in Professional and Collegiate Baseball. Check the links to see their most recent statistics.
Jarrod Parker – Oakland A's
Kevin Kiermaier – Tampa Rays
Bryce Shafer (INDEPENDENT)
Scott Woodward (INDEPENDENT)
Matt Wisler - TBA (San Diego Padres)
Matt Hitt - TBA (Philadelphia Phillies)
Brett Wiley - TBA (St Louis Cardinals)
Josh VanMeter - TBA (San Diego Padres)
NCAA Division I
Matt Ring (SR) – University of Cincinnati
Ryan Wilkinson (SR) – University of Toledo
Caleb Fenimore (SR) – IPFW
Cody O'Neal (JR) – IPFW
Scott Baker (JR) - Ball State University
Will Coursen-Carr (SO) - Indiana University
Bryce Yoder (SO) - Valparaiso University
Kendall Whitman (SO) - IPFW
Evan Van Sumeran (SO) - IPFW
Grant Wilson (SO) - IPFW
Spencer Dull (FR) - Miami (OH)
Ryan Keaffaber (FR) - Indiana State
NCAA Division III
Derek Lamle (SO) - Manchester University
Tailur Szarenski (FR) - Manchester University
Austin Dantzer (FR) - Manchester University
Matt Chronister (FR) - Manchester University
Brock Gower (SO) - Huntington University
Andy Roser (FR) - Huntington University
Shea Beauchamp (FR) Huntington University
Jared Green (FR) - Huntington University
Derek Durkes (FR) - Indiana Wesleyan
Zac Pfafman (SO) - Indiana Tech
Curtis Wise (SR) - Indiana Tech
Connor McLaughlin (SO) - Indiana Tech
Nick Noe (FR) - Indiana Tech
Jastin Stephans (JR) - University of St Francis
Austin Roberson (SO) - Vincennes University
Nick McCoy (FR) - Wabash Valley CC
Quinton Smih (FR) - Heartland CC
Cody Frazier (FR) - Danville CC
Dalton Gentry (FR) - Glen Oaks CC
Dru Sebastian (SO) - Owens CC
Steve Remesnik (SO) - Kellogg CC
Coaches Background Check: Click Here
SLUGGERS MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
May 2014 Newsletter
April 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
February 2014 Newsletter
January 2014 Newsletter
December 2013 Newsletter
November 2013 Newsletter
October 2013 Newsletter
September 2013 Newsletter
August 2013 Newsletter
July 2013 Newsletter
June 2013 Newsletter
May 2013 Newsletter
April 2013 Newsletter
March 2013 Newsletter
February 2013 Newsletter
January 2013 Newsletter
November 2012 Newsletter
December 2012 Newsletter
Sluggers Day / Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Awareness Day
In conjunction with the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation, the Summit City Sluggers annually host a fundraiser known as "Slugger Day." At this event, each Slugger team plays an exhibition game while Slugger parents and board members run drawings, a silent auction, and other fundraisers.
For more information about Sluggers Day go to - WANE.COM
Sluggers Partnership with the Agape League
Beginning in the summer of 2011, the Summit City Sluggers program has volunteered service to the Adams County Agape League. The Agape League, designed as an avenue for developmentally challenged participants to play the great game of baseball, relies on strong grass roots support to survive. By pitching in, Sluggers players serve as player assistants who assist participants in learning / playing actual games against live competition. In return for their contribution, Sluggers players receive tremendous life lessons that include patience, understanding, and compassion for others. Realizing the value that this opportunity has had for both the Agape League and for the Summit City Sluggers program, the Sluggers look forward to continued involvement with our dear friends from Adams County.
Coursen-Carr Playing a Key Role in IU's Post-Season Run
Former Slugger Will Coursen-Carr is enjoying a very successful freshman year with the Indiana Hoosiers. Coursen-Carr has been instrumental in Indiana's run to Omaha recording victories in the Big Ten Championship title game, NCAA Regional clincher, and in the the NCAA Super Regional vs. Florida State.
Slugger Alumni Baker and Wilkinson Highlight All MAC First Team
Congrats to Ball State's Scott Baker (SO-RHP) and Toledo's Ryan Wilkinson (JR-LHP) upon being named to the All Mid American Conference First Team. Baker was additionally named MAC Pitcher of the Year and 3rd Team NCAA Division I All American. Baker was also recently featured in a Ball State University advertisement.
CLICK HERE to see the Ball State Scott Baker for All American Clip.
Shafer and Woodward Competing in Independent Ball
Slugger alum and former teammates Bryce Shafer (Left) and Scott Woodward (Right) following a game featuring the Frontier Greys and Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League.
Parker Headed to the Show!
FIRST SLUGGER TO MAKE IT TO THE MLB!
September 19th, 2011
Watch Videos of Parker: Click Here
By Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel
After the Mobile BayBears finished celebrating their Southern League Championship on Sunday night in Knoxville, Tenn., manager Turner Ward gathered the players together.
He said he had one more piece of information. “Parker's going to the big leagues,” Ward said.
Jarrod Parker, the standout pitcher from Norwell High School, relayed that story to his father, Brent, in a Sunday night phone call that every baseball player dreams of making and every baseball father dreams of receiving.
“It was a real exciting night,” Brent Parker said. “It had to be music to his ears to hear that.”
Jarrod Parker flew from Knoxville to Phoenix, Ariz., to join the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, living off adrenalin and little sleep, his father said.
It's been a long, but rewarding climb for Parker, the No.9 pick in the 2007 Major League Draft. After starting strong on his journey in the Diamondbacks' minor-league system, he had to undergo “Tommy John” elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2009 and work his way back. By performing well at Mobile (Ala.) this season – he was 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 130 innings for the Class AA team – he earned the chance to prove himself further with the Diamondbacks.
“There are no guarantees in the game,” Brent Parker said. “After the surgery, it was a long 18 months getting himself healthy again. This is nice to know that he worked hard and got back to where he needed to be.”
It's impossible to say when Parker might get a chance to throw his first big-league pitch. Arizona leads the National League West, so it's possible he won't pitch until the Diamondbacks clinch a playoff berth. Or there could be a game where the score and situation allows him to throw an inning.
Parker, who played for the Summit City Sluggers for 4 summers, becomes the program’s first Major League Baseball player.
Will Coursen-Carr Named 2012 Gatorade Indiana HS Player of the Year
Slugger Will Coursen-Carr (Fort Wayne South Side) was named as the Gatorade Indiana HS Baseball Player of the Year. For more information go to;
Future Illinois Redbird Josh Van Meter is joined by coaches and family at Norwell HS.
Ryan Keaffaber - 6-0 - 185 - LHP
Named a MaxPreps.com Small School All-American at Northfield High School under head coach Tony Uggen ... two-time Class 2A All-State selection ... two-time Wabash County Pitcher of the Year ... 35-2 in his career at NHS with a 1.14 ERA and 347 strikeouts ... went 16-0 last season on the mound, setting a school record for wins as a junior ... three-time all-conference selection ... also a three-year letterwinner in basketball, earning Wabash County Player of the Year honors ... his father, Randy, played at Indiana State from 1990-93, totaling 21 wins and 119 strikeouts over his final three seasons on the mound.
2013 Commitment List
Spencer Dull - Miami (Ohio)
Sluggers Go "Old School"
To celebrate the end of their last year's 17U season, Slugger founder Mark Delagarza dug deep into the archives by choosing to have the final game played in the original Slugger uniforms (Circa 2002.)