PBR IA HS Team Preview: Wapsie Valley

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: Wapsie Valley
Nickname: Warriors
Class: 1A
League: NICL East
Head Coach: Tom Joecken
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 7 (81-127)
2020 Overall Record: 13-5
2020 League Record: 6-1
2020 League Finish: 1st
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost 1st round district quarterfinal

# of Returning Starters:
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

# of Starters Lost:
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

Trevor Sauerbrei, P/UTL, 2021

Blayde Bellis, OF/P, 2021

Tyler Ott, P/SS, 2021

Jordan Rubner, C, 2021

Ethan Oltrogge, OF, 2021

Garret Barnes, OF, 2021

Kobe Risse, 2B, 2021

Brody Stark, OF, 2021

Brady Benning, UTL/P, 2021

Michael Mann, 3B/2B, 2022

Brady Sauerbrei, 1B/P, 2022

Austin Klink, C/OF/P, 2023

Jaxson Kuhlman, OF/P, 2023

Kane Schmitz, IF/P, 2023

Traeton Sauerbrei, P/SS, 2024

Tucker Ladeburg, C/P, 2024

Jack Schoer, UTL/P, 2024



Wapsie Valley returns 8 starters and a very solid pitching staff. With a tough non conference schedule and playing in a grueling NICL east conference, Wapsie Valley Baseball is ready to make a trip to State. Wapsie Valley will lean on a great senior class of leaders to make their run.” Head Coach Tom Joecken