PBR IA HS Team Preview: Urbandale

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: Urbandale
Nickname: J-Hawks
Class: 4A
League: CIML
Head Coach: Jeremy Heinen
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 6 (142-59)
2020 Overall Record: 18-10
2020 League Record: N/A
2020 League Finish: N/A
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost in JHS in Semi-Final

# of Returning Starters:
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 4

# of Starters Lost:
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3

Gehrig Christensen, C/INF/P, 2021- University of Iowa

Drew Dykstra, CF/P, 2021- Northwestern

Rece Heinen, OF/C, 2021- Grand View

Ethan Drown, C/INF/P, 2021- Kirkwood

Zach Kain, P/OF, 2021- DMACC

Camden Troncin, INF, 2021- DMACC

Dillon Kuehl, OF/P, 2022

Sam Harris, 1B/P, 2023- Duke University


Trevor Kimm- Central

Nate Stolze- Miami of Ohio

Ross Kramer- Indiana St.

Brady Roberts- Northwestern

Carter Troncin- Davenport University

Chris Miller- Simpson

Ben DeKruyf- Wartburg

Noah Cook- Johnson County CC

Luke Patzner- Heartland CC

Luke Llewellyn- Kirkwood CC

Brook Heinen- Kirkwood CC

Ty Cowley- Simpson

Jake Havran- Simpson

Joshua Neyens- Mount Mercy

Kip Cullinan- Northwestern

Jack Fuchs- DMACC

Paul Frank- Grand View

Ty Langenberg- University of Iowa


Excited to for the upcoming season with many returning position players as well as pitchers. I see this team very hungry in everything we are doing. The leadership up to this point has been outstanding.” Head Coach Jeremy Heinen