Information coming soon on clinics and tryout dates for the 2020 season!

2019 Skippers Baseball season recap!

At the end of every season, the coaches recognize several individuals for their contributions to the team. Please see the awards section below for this year's selections. Also noted are All Conference selections for the 2019 season. Congratulations to these fine young men AND the whole team on a great season!

2020 Schedules

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2020 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!

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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!


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

Varsity Records

2019 Regular Season Record: 9-14
State Championships: 2018 vs Stillwater

State Tournament Appearances: 2018, 2nd Place
Section Championships: 2018
Conference Championships: 2018


Varsity Awards:

Varsity MVP
2019: Sean Arnal
2018: Mason Nadolney / Cameron Smrekar
2017: Jimmy Ramsey
2016: Fox Leum
2015: Ian Cote
2014: Ryan Helgeson, Luke Pettersen, Brendan Dye
2013: Derek Branson
2012: Andrew Shotwell
2011: Andrew Weber / Alex Twenge
2010: Mark Ulrich
2009: Elliot Powell
2008: Paul Giell III / Tim Mettert
2007: AJ Pettersen
Captain's Award

2019: Mitch Klass, Nick Thimsen, Jake Zaetta
2018: Mason Nadolney, Nick Lommen, Jarod Wandersee
2017: Jimmy Ramsey, Gus Steiger, Sam Thoresen

Most Improved Player
2019: Evan Steingas
2018: Nick Thimsen
2017: Aaron Brush
2016: Gus Steiger
2015: Jack Kuzma
2014: Aaron Kubal
2013: Zach Amundson
2012: Wynn Bigham /
Sam Warner
2011: Nick Sveen
2010: Matt Moes
2009: Josh Mensch
2008: Alex Satterfield
2007: Matt Boys
Rookie of the Year
2019: Ryan Lambert
2018: Ben Stolar
2017: Joel Thimsen
2016: Sam Thoresen
2015: Jimmy Ramsey
2014: Brendan Dye
2013: Luke Pettersen
2012: n/a
2011: Thomas Schutt
2010: Bryce Tuna
2009: Andrew Prochno
2008: Matt Norring
2007: Mike Stein
"Mr. Hustle" Award
2019: Ike Fuecker
2018: Nick Thimsen
2017: Matt Haas
2016: Mason Nadolney
2015: Tommy Meyer
2014: Luke Pettersen, Aaron Kuba
2013: Brendan Dye
2012: Matt Mattiacci
2011: Blake Nelson
2010: Steven Kordonowy
2009: Stephen Carlson
2008: Andrew Kubal
2007: Tim Mettert
"Unsung Hero" Award
2019: Joe LaPorte
2018: Sean Arnal
2017: Jack Queenan
2016: Hannah Heitkamp (Mgr.)
2015: Marshall Heitkamp
Gold Glove Award
2019: Mitch Klass .991 2018: Ben Stolar .992
2017: TJ Rogers 1.000
2016: Ben Livorsi .979
2015: Ian Cote .985 & Josh Falk .992
2014: Ian Cote 1.000
2013: Griffin Powell .992
2012: Griffin Powell .993, Alex LaPorte .967, Eric Fasnacht .960
2011: David Dolan .971
2010: Nick Burger .985
2009: Elliot Powell .991
2008: Paul Giel III 1.000
2007: Paul Giel III 1.000
ERA Award
2019: Mitch Klass 1.94
2018: Aaron Wukmir 1.73
2017: Sam Thoresen
2016: Sam Thoresen 1.13
2015: Jacob Raether 2.47
2014: Ryan Helgeson 0.95
2013: Max Fahlsing 1.80
2012: Matt Mattiacci 0.97
2011: Alex Twenge 2.14
2010: Mark Ulrich 1.95
2009: Anders Dzurak 1.98
2008: Tim Mettert 2.98
2007: Matt Bozoian 2.78
Slugging % Award
2019: Hunter Wehling .426
2018: Cameron Smrekar .750
2017: Jimmy Ramsey 1.000
2016: Fox Leum .915
2015: Jimmy Ramsey .750
2014: Josh Falk .743
2013: Bjorn Hanson .667
2012: Andrew Shotwell .449
2011: Andrew Weber .528
2010: Matt Moes .534
2009: Mitch Oakes .697
2008: Paul Giel III .628/Tim Mettert .625
2007: Matt Boys .730
Batting Champion
2019: Walter Johnson .306
2018: Cameron Smrekar .484
2017: Jimmy Ramsey .552
2016: Fox Leum .383
2015: Jimmy Ramsey .467
2014: Ian Cote .442
2013: Luke Pettersen .358
2012: Andrew Shotwell .394
2011: Andrew Weber .375
2010: Mark Ulrich .397
2009: Mitch Oakes .393
2008: Alex Satterfield .400
2007: AJ Pettersen .500

JV: Duke Kiffin, Soph A: Andrew Uglum, 
Fresh A: Jacob Margo, Fresh B: Zach Butcher
ommy Gross, Soph A: Sam Karrick, 9A: Jacob Durenberger, 9B: Linden Hill





2019: Sean Arnal, Evan Maass; Honorable Mention: Hunter Wehling, Ryan Lambert, Walter Johnson 
2018: Mason Nadolney, Cameron Smrekar, Aaron Wukmir; Honorable Mention: Jarod Wandersee, Jake Zaetta, Nick Thimsen
2017: Aaron Brush, Jimmy Ramsey, Gus Steiger, Joel Thimsen, Sam Thoresen; Honorable Mention: Ben Livorsi, TJ Rogers, Nate Shoemaker
2016: Fox Leum, Jack Kuzma, Sam Thoresen, Jimmy Ramsey, Ben Livorsi, Gus Steiger
2015: Ian Cote, Josh Falk, Fox Leum, Jimmy Ramsey, Jacob Stolar, Jacob Raether, Jack Kuzma
2014: Luke Pettersen, Ryan Helgeson, Brendan Dye; Honorable Mention: Brendan Broviak, Josh Falk, Ian Cote
2013: Derek Branson, Max Langheinrich, Joe Martinson, Bjorn Hansen
2012: Matt Mattiacci, Andrew Shotwell, Austin Theis; Honorable Mention: Eric Fasnacht, Alex LaPorte, Sam Warner
2011: Andrew Weber, Alex Twenge, Blake Nelson, Thomas Schutt, David Dolan
2010: Andrew Prochno, Cole Stefan, Mark Ulrich, Nick Burger, Matt Moes
2009: Taylor Nelson, Mitch Oakes, Andrew Prochno, Josh Mensch, Elliot Powell
2008: Kyle Dahl, Paul Giel III, Tim Mettert, Alex Satterfield, Taylor Nelson, Matt Norring
2007: Matt Boys, Eric Carlson, AJ Pettersen
2006: Dan Gastuch, AJ Pettersen 2005: Travis Adams, Ryan Leer
2004: Alex Kubal, Eric Utoft, Jake Williams
2003: Sean Kommerstad, Jeff Engel, Marcus McKenzie, Zach Peterson
2002: Sean Kommerstad, Louie Lang, Marcus McKenzie, Zach Peterson
2001: Randy Chase, Pat Farrell, Zach Ludvigson, Marcus McKenzie
2000: Josh Brittigen, Ben Fritz, Adam Geotke, Kevin Wiessner
1998: Ryan Klockstein
1997: Chris Adams, Jason Kennedy, Ryan Klockstein, Rob LaRue, Dan Scholtec
1996: Steve Aaronson, Jay Beuchene, Ryan Dalum, Jason Kennedy, Rob LaRue, Dan Scholtec
1995: Chris Berbee, Jon Kennedy, David McKenzie, Brian Urick, Jake Whitney
1994: Matt Johnson, Jim Meyer
1993: Tom Brownfield, Troy Koenig, Jay McKinnis, Mike Simonson, Joe Simpson
1992: Tom Brownfield, Tony Kurtz, Jay McKinnis, Eric Plaistad, Greg Taucher
1991: Jim Brower, Brad Kerin, Mike Mahady, Hoby Mork, Chris Stabler
1989: Marc Agar, Mike Berset, Marc Bouchard, Pete Mott
1987: Tim Hanus
1986: Dale Roehl
1984: Steve Holstein, Tom Morin, Tim Stevens
1982: Paul Ocenasek
1979: Frank Kuzma, Bill Piwnica, Ross Savill, Ken Smith
1978: Mike Fisher
1977: Bob Kartak
1975: Tom Saville
1974: Gary Rengers
1973: Wayne Hanus
1972: Paul Simons
1971: Todd Katopodis
1970: Dennis Allar, Tom Goodman, Rick Sweere, Tom Wolfe
1969: Dennis Allar, Joe Comer, Eric Norman, Eric Rowe
1968: Joe Comer
1966: Steve Gustafson
1965: Bob Carruth, Jim Phelps
1959: Jerry Alstead
1956: Rob Poeschel, Ron Quast



Postseason Awards:

All-State Team
2017: Sam Thoresen, Gus Steiger, Jimmy Ramsey
2014: Luke Pettersen
2013: Joe Martinson
2011: Andrew Weber
2010: Mark Ulrich
2003: Zach Peterson, Marcus McKenzie
2002: Marcus McKenzie
1998: Ryan Klockstein
MN All-Academic Team
2017: TJ Rogers, Burt Hedstrom, Nate Shoemaker
2014: Brendan Broviak, Ryan Helgeson
2013: Bjorn Hanson


Minnesota "Gold Award" Awarded to Team with cum. GPA of 3.3 or >
• 2017


2AAAA All Tournament Team
2019: Nick Thimsen, Sean Arnal, Walter Johnson
2017: Jimmy Ramsey, Sam Thoresen, Gus Steiger


AAA All-Tournament Team
2013: Jared Ridge, Luke Pettersen
2AAAA All-Section Team

2016: Jack Kuzma, Jake Raether, Fox Leum
2015: Fox Leum, Ian Cote

2014: Brendan Dye, Josh Falk,
Ryan Helgeson, Luke Pettersen
2013: Joe Martinson, Bjorn Hanson, Max Langheinrich, Max Fahlsing

MN Gatorade
Player of the Year

2003: Sean Kommerstad
1998: Ryan Klockstein
Metro Player of the Year
2002: Marcus McKenzie
1998: Ryan Klockstein
All-Metro Team
2017: Jimmy Ramsey
(1st team), Sam Thoresen (2nd team)
2014: Luke Pettersen
2012: Matt Mattiacci, Andrew Shotwell, Austin Theis
2011: Alex Twenge
2009: Mitch Oakes
2008: Paul Giel III (2nd Team)
2007: AJ Pettersen
2003: Marcus McKenzie, Zach Peterson
2002: Marcus McKenzie
1998: Ryan Klockstein
1997: Rob LaRue
1995: Brian Urick
1993: Mike Simonson
St. Paul Saints
Metro All-Stars

2008: Paul Giel III, Alex Satterfield
First Bank
All Tournament Team

2013: Jared Ridge, Luke Pettersen

2002: Marcus McKenzie
1995: Ike Poehle, Brian Urick
1993: Troy Koenig
1992: Hobey Mork

1971: Bruce Allar
1970: Dennis Allar, Todd Katopodis, Tom Wolfe
1969: Joe Comer, Eric Norman
Lake Conference
All Conference

2018: Mason Nadolney, Cameron Smrekar, Aaron Wukmir
2014: Luke Pettersen, Ryan Helgeson, Brendan Dye

2012: Eric Fasnacht, Alex LaPorte, Sam Warner



Lake Conference Honorable Mention
2018: Jarod Wandersee, Jake Zaetta, Nick Thimsen
2012: Eric Fasnacht, Alex LaPorte, Sam Warner




Player Records

CategoryName (Season)Season RecordNameCareer Record
At BatsJeff Engel ('03)93Sean Kommerstad251
HitsRyan Klockstein ('98)43Jimmy Ramsey ('17)95
RunsSean Kommerstad ('02)33Sean Kommerstad68

Jimmy Ramsey ('17)


Jimmy Ramsey ('17)

TriplesSean Kommerstad ('02)5Sean Kommerstad5
Home RunsFox Leum ('16)8

Jimmy Ramsey ('17)

RBIsLouie Lang ('02)34Sean Kommerstad64
Batting AVGRyan Klockstein ('98).551Ryan Klockstein.551
Stolen BasesAlex Kubal ('05)20Alex Kubal35
Innings PitchedMarcus McKenzie ('02)65.0Marcus McKenzie152 1/3
StrikeoutsZach Peterson ('03)73Marcus McKenzie163
ERAMarcus McKenzie ('02)0.11Marcus McKenzie0.95
WinsMarcus McKenzie ('02)9Marcus McKenzie18
SavesNate Shoemaker ('16) / Neil Kos ('11)4Paul Giel III6

twenge tips

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Coaching staff


Head Coach: Paul Twenge

Assistant: Chris Wilson,

Pitching: Adam Goethke,

Hitting: Chris Fasnacht,

Junior Varsity

Co-Head: Ian Walkowski

Co-Head: Mitch Anderson,


Head Coach: Brendan Dye,


Teams Coordinator: Peter Swenson,

A Team Head Coach: Joe Martinson,

B Team Head Coach: Nick Gabler,

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