2023 Minnesota High School Preview: Hayfield Vikings

Parker Hageman
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota


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As we prepare for the upcoming 2023 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Hayfield
Nickname: Vikings
Class: A
League: Gopher
Head Coach: Kasey Krekling
Years as Head Coach at School: 8 years (77-79)
2022 Overall Record: 24-3
2022 League Record: 10-1
2022 League Finish: 1st place
2022 Post-Season Finish: State Runner-Up

# of Returning Starters:
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 1

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

Ethan Pack, 2023, P/INF
Aidan Nelson, 2024, UTIL
Eric Bermea, 2025, INF/RHP
Cole Selk, 2023, RHP/OF
Zander Jacobson, 2024, DH/UTIL
Isaac Matti, 2023, OF
Jack Thoe, 2024, LHP/OF
Hunter Simonson, 2025, INF
Kayden Jacobson, 2023, OF
Corbin Krueger, 2024, C

Easton Fritcher - University of Minnesota
Nolan Klocke - Luther College

"The Hayfield Vikings are coming off back-to-back appearances in the state championship game, winning state in 2021 and being runner-up in 2022. The Vikings graduated many key pieces from those teams, including 3-time Gopher Conference Player of the Year Easton Fritcher who is now playing for the Minnesota Gophers. The cupboard isn't bare, as program numbers are great for the Vikings. There are 64 players registered to play baseball this spring 7-12th grade. The Hayfield Jr. Legion team made a run to the state tournament this past summer, so there is some good talent coming up through the pipeline."
Kasey Krekling, Hayfield Head Coach