PBR IA HS Team Preview: Waukee


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: Waukee
Nickname: Warriors
Class: 4A
League: CIML
Head Coach: Dave Dirkx
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 9 (531-222)
2020 Overall Record: 14-13
2020 League Record: N/A
2020 League Finish: N/A
2020 Post-Season Finish: State quarterfinals

# of Returning Starters:
 4
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

# of Starters Lost:
 5
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Jackson Wentworth, P/INF, 2021- Kansas St.

Aiden McGee, OF/P, 2021- Minnesota St.

John Doty, INF, 2021- NIACC

Jacob Barton, OF, 2021- Iowa Central

Dale Stout, OF/P, 2021- DMACC

Ben Everhart, P/INF, 2021- Southern Illinois at Edwardsville

Jaxon Van Pelt, C, 2021- Buena Vista

Matthew Irvine, P/INF, 2021

Colin Evers, INF, 2021

Anthony Watts, P, 2022

Camden Kaufman, P/INF, 2022

 

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Jackson Payne- Iowa

Drew Irvine- Iowa

Ross Hingst- Luther

Cole Kaufman- DMACC

Jalen Martinez- Iowa Central

Alex Walsh- Iowa Central

Luke Gainer- Iowa Western

Parker Hirsch- Mt. Mercy

Tyrese Moore- Simpson

 

2021 OUTLOOK:
Our program is excited for the upcoming season, our last as one High School.  Experience returns on the mound and in the field.   Looking forward to seeing how our players have improved from last year and to seeing how we progress throughout the season.” Head Coach Dave Dirkx