2021 Section Champs & 4th at State

What a season! After winning the section 2AAAA championship title, the Skippers (11-9) were heading to state! Minnetonka's first matchup was vs. #1 seed Stillwater in the state quarterfinals on June 15. The Skippers beat Stillwater 6-5 advancing them to the semifinals where they fell to #5 Farmington 3-2 and closed the season with a 4th place trophy. 

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Team News

Twenge Enters NHSBCA Hall of Fame Class

01/19/2021

Skippers Head Coach Paul Twenge was inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA) Hall of Fame on January 9, 2021 along with Hallsville (Missouri) High School Coach Barry Koeneke. Both will be formally recognized along with the 2020 class of four in December 2021 at the NHSBCA Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Congrats Coach Twenge! 

2020 Skippers Team Receives Academic Awards

MHS 2020 Grad, Sam Karrick was named AAAA Individual Academic All State by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association (MSHSBCA). Additionally, the 2020 Skippers Baseball Team were named for the MSHSBCA Class AAAA Academic All State Team Silver award for their cumulative GPA of 3.352. Way to go Sam and the entire 2020 Skippers Baseball Team!

For more information about these awards and criteria, visit https://www.mshsbca.org/2020mshsbcaacademicallstateteams

 
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fundraising

Fundraising efforts are underway for some much needed improvements to Veterans Field. Skipper Alumni Players, Parents and Fans, we need your help in keeping Veterans the “premier high school baseball field” in the state! View this important message from Pastor Paul Petterson:

Coaching Awards

Head Coach Paul Twenge has been chosen as one of eight finalists for the 2019 National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) National Coach of the Year Award. The winner will be announced on June 26th at the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet in Bismark, ND. The banquet takes place during the NHSACA National Convention June 22-27. Congrats, Coach Twenge and good luck!

Coach Twenge and Coach Fasnacht both received COY awards from the NHBCA at their annual convention in late November of 2018. Over 8,000 coaches attended this event. Congratulations, coaches!

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Top left: Coach Twenge (third from right) receives his COY award; right: Coach Fasnacht at the awards banquet after receiving his NHBCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

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CLICK HERE to view Coach Twenge's “Twenge's Tips” Instructional Baseball Videos!

Coaching staff

Varsity

Head Coach: Paul Twenge
paul.twenge@minnetonkaschools,.org
952-401-5902

Assistant: Chris Wilson
cwilson@craig-hallum.com

Pitching: Adam Goethke
adam.goethke@gmail.com

Hitting: Chris Fasnacht
cfasnacht11@hotmail.com

Junior Varsity

Head Coach: Ian Walkowski
walko7@comcast.net

Assistant Coach: Mitch Anderson
Assistant Coach: Brendan Dye

JV/Sophomore A

Pitching Coach: David Cushing
Catching Coach: Jack Claeys

Sophomore A

Co-Head Coach: Ryan Helgeson

Co-Head Coach: Alex Twenge

Freshman

Teams Coordinator: Peter Swenson
peterswenson3128@yahoo.com

A Team Head Coach: Nick Gabler
nick.gabler@hotmail.com

B Team Head Coach: Bailey Melz
bailey.melz@minnetonkaschools.org

Freshmen Pitching Coach: Joe Martinson
Freshmen Hitting Coach: Rob Hager

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