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PBR IA HS Team Preview: Ames

Savannah Dennis
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2021 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Ames
Nickname: Little Cyclones
Class: 4A
League: CIML
Head Coach: Nick Steenhagen
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 1 (14-8)
2020 Overall Record: 14-8
2020 League Record: 13-8 
2020 League Finish: 6th
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost 1st round

# of Returning Starters:
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 2

# of Starters Lost:
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2

Eliot Jurgensen, CF/1B, 2021- Wartburg

Mario Napolitano, 3B, 2022

Ben Amador, RHP, 2022

Evan Grey, OF, 2022

Drew Peterson, UTL, 2022

Braydon Beelner, SS, 2023

Austin Gabrielson, 2B/SS, 2023


Cam Gallt- Iowa Lakes

Ben Schwartz- Grinnell


We are excited about the second year of our program, we plan to continue the momentum we had last year.  We return all but 1 starter and have added pitching depth.  This group has put in the work to make it a really special season.” Head Coach Nick Steenhagen