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PBR Minnesota 2022 High School Preview: Hopkins Royals

Parker Hageman
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota


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As we prepare for the upcoming 2022 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Hopkins
Nickname: Royals
Class: AAAA
League: Lake Conference
Head Coach: Jason Milhalakis
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): (60-40)
2021 Overall Record: 16-9
2021 League Record: 6-6
2021 League Finish: 3rd
2021 Post-Season Finish: State participant

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

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

Maddox Mihalakis, 2022, SS (University of Arizona commit)
Jack Mausser, 2022, C/3B (NIACC commit)
Drew Charney, 2023, C/OF (Butler University commit)
Brock Zimmer, 2022, 3B/1B (Upper Iowa University commit)
Paul Safranski, 2022, OF (Upper Iowa University commit)
Gabe Olson, 2022, RHP/3B (Upper Iowa University commit)
Chase Johnson, 2023, C/3B 
Sajan Chesson, 2022, RHP (Grand View University)

Tommy Auth
Chris Chiriboga
Zach Branson
Joey Hurth
Miles Halligan
Jake Perry
Ryan McGie
Luke Nordean
Americo Sculati
Ryder Lane
Jackson View


“Will be replacing a lot of starters, but have all the pieces to get back to the State Tournament in 2022.”
Jason Mihalakis, Hopkins Head Coach

LISTEN: Hopkins Head Coach Jason Mihalakis joined the Ducks On The Pond podcast to discuss his program's culture - Ducks On The Pond-Episode 2