Skippers Record Book

2024 Season News

2023 season is in the history books with the Skippers ending in a tie for 3rd place with Edina – a rare occurrence but unavoidable one – due to air quality issues coming from Canadian wildfires. On to 2024! The unseasonably warm weather (if it continues) should mean excellent practice conditions and a very competitive season.

Our 2023 season program can still be downloaded by clicking on the cover image at right. 2024 will be posted once it is complete.

Tryouts for Spring 2024 Skippers Baseball will be held Monday-Thursday, March 18-24. Rosters, once teams are formed, will be posted below.

schedules
Schedules are out so be sure to bookmark for quick access. 
 
Support Tonka Baseball

Skippers Alumni Players, Parents and Fans – we need your help in keeping Veterans the “premier high school baseball field” in the state. Please consider a monetary donation to Minnetonka Baseball. Learn more at https://bit.ly/tbfund

2023 Rosters   2024 Rosters tbd  game scores 


Team News

Players help with setup at North American Pond Hockey Championship in Excelsior

Players take a break from setup duty for the 2023 North American Pond Hockey Championship on Lake Minnetonka

 
team volunteerism

It's become a tradition for Skippers Baseball to assist with board installation for the North American Pond Hockey Championship on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior. A great way to serve the community, have some fun and bond before the season kicks off. Nicely done, fellas! 

tonka baseball on twitter

Please follow @TonkaBaseball_1 on Twitter for announcements and information throughout the year. (And, don't forget to follow @TonkaSkippers for news and information on ALL Skippers activities.)

Coaching Awards
  • 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 were formally recognized along with the 2020 class of four in December 2021 at the NHSBCA Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
  • Head Coach Paul Twenge was chosen as one of eight finalists for the 2019 National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) National Coach of the Year Award. 
  • 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. 

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op 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.

twenge tips baseball instruction

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

2023 Skippers Baseball

SEASON PROGRAM

First page of the PDF file: 2023_Skippers_Baseball_Program_Online


Coaching staff

Varsity

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

Assistant: Chris Wilson
cwilson@craig-hallum.com

Hitting: Adam Goethke
adam.goethke@gmail.com

Pitching Coach: Dave Maurer
dave.m@highmarkcos.com

Junior Varsity

Head Coach: Ian Walkowski
walko7@comcast.net

Assistant Coach: Chris Fasnacht

Sophomore

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

Assistant: David Robins

Freshman

A Head Coach: Tony Livorsi  Tony_Livorsi@cargill.com

Assistant Coaches: 
Jerry Withers, Derek Nelson