Walsh Jesuit Baseball Accomplishments

North Coast League Champions

 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Division II State Champions:

1999, 2004, 2006, 2008

Division II State Runner-Up:

 2009, 2010

State Final Four:

1989

State Poll Champions: 

2007, 2014  

State Poll Runner-Up:

2006, 2009, 2010 

Nationally Ranked Teams: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

Walsh Jesuit Baseball Ranked No. 1 in the Nation: April 18 - May 11, 2010

 

 

News

Walsh Jesuit’s Andrew Kukla Commits to Kenyon College 

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, November 11, 2015— Walsh Jesuit senior, Andrew Kukla has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Kukla will play for the school’s NCAA Division III baseball program, and becomes the fourth member of the 2016 WJ baseball team to advance to the collegiate level. 

KUKLA ANDREW 12“We are extremely proud that Andrew will be joining Coach Burdette and his staff at Kenyon to further his academic and baseball career,” said head baseball coach, Chris Kaczmar. “Kenyon recruited him not only for his projection, but most importantly because he’s a strike thrower. Andrew is an extremely professional and mature young man that we are excited to have for one more year as a part of Walsh Jesuit baseball both inside and outside the lines.” 

Kukla’s other Walsh Jesuit baseball coaches echoed Kaczmar’s sentiment. “Andrew Kukla has grown immensely as a baseball player, a person and a leader throughout his time at Walsh Jesuit High School,” said Michael Palange, assistant WJ baseball coach. “Andrew is incredibly intelligent and always goes above and beyond to achieve his goals, whether on the playing field or in the classroom. Andrew’s continued hard work, passion and dedication will serve him well as he takes the next step in his athletic and academic careers at Kenyon and beyond.” 

Assistant baseball coach, Trey Bennett says, “Andrew is a true student of the game, and his growth and development as a baseball player has only been exceeded by his growth and development as a person. He is the type of player that every coach wants on a team, in that he can be trusted to be another coach on the field and in the dugout, and, no matter the circumstances or the situation, he has thrived in that role. Kenyon is not only getting a good baseball player, but, more importantly, they are getting an incredible person in Andrew Kukla.” 

He carries a 4.1 GPA, is a Commended Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit. He serves as a Eucharistic Minister at school and volunteers at Regina Health Center, Thea Bowman Center and is a member of Assumption Church. 

Kukla, who plans to major in Mathematics at Kenyon College, is the son of Craig and Eileen Kukla of North Royalton, Ohio. 


Walsh Jesuit’s Brendan Regan Commits to Michigan State

REGAN BRENDAN 11Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, October 28, 2015— Walsh Jesuit junior, Brendan Regan has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Spartan for Michigan State. Regan will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program under head coach, Jake Boss.  Regan is the second member of his family to commit to a Division I school; Regan’s brother Connor plays for the University of Buffalo. 

Regan joins former Warrior and LHP Joe Mockbee ’13 at Michigan State and is the second Walsh Jesuit player this year headed to the Big 10 Conference. Regan is also the third member of the 2016 Warrior baseball team to advance to the collegiate level. 

Regan helped lead the Warriors to their fourth straight North Coast League Championship, a District championship win, and a 26-4 record last year.  The Warriors have earned the number two ranking in the State this year by Prep Baseball and their ninth National ranking in school history. 

"Brendan enters his second year as a starter and we are truly fortunate to have him in our middle infield for the next two years," said Chris Kaczmar.  "He is an extremely talented player who combines slick fielding, a strong arm, and a smooth, powerful swing.  He took an extraordinary jump this past year and his dedication is paying great dividends in many ways, and he is so passionate about being a student of the game. Above all, Brendan is truly a fine young man. Much like his older brother, he is a fine teammate, an extremely hard worker, and I admire him equally as much for how much he values opportunities for ministry outside the lines as I do for his gifts in baseball. As talented as he is, Brendan is very humble and is always looking for opportunities to give back. We are thrilled he will be joining Coach Boss at MSU."

Regan, who plans to major in Pre-Dentistry at Michigan State is the son of Tim and Tracey Regan of Sagamore Hills, Ohio.


Walsh Jesuit’s Bryce Marshall Commits to Earlham College 

MARSHALL BRYCE 12Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, October 21, 2015— Walsh Jesuit senior, Bryce Marshall has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Quaker at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Marshall will play for the school’s NCAA Division III baseball program, and becomes the second member of the 2016 WJ baseball team to advance to the collegiate level. 

Marshall helped lead the Warriors to their fourth straight North Coast League Championship, a District championship win, and a 26-4 record last year. The Warriors have earned the number two ranking in the State this year by Prep Baseball and their ninth National ranking in school history. Marshall also was awarded “Baserunner of the Year” last year by the team while also compiling a batting average of .286. 

“Earlham is such a tremendous opportunity for an equally tremendous young man,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “Bryce is just an electric athlete and will go down as one of the quickest players that I have ever had the good fortune to coach. While he is an extremely hard worker and is very dedicated on the field in many ways, I’m confident that it’s outside the lines where Walsh Jesuit baseball will miss him the most. He is mature, humble and thoughtful. He is extremely intelligent; he understands how the game is supposed to be played, and he conducts himself with such a high level of composure and professionalism. It’s been an honor and a joy getting to know him as I have, and I am genuinely looking forward to his leadership in 2016.” 

Marshall carries a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society at Walsh Jesuit. He is also a member of the WJ Leadership committee, Walsh Jesuit’s Justice League, Ping Pong Club and a Kairos leader. In addition to participating in Walsh Jesuit’s Labre program, where students from Walsh Jesuit feed the homeless in Akron, Marshall volunteers at Heather Knolls Retirement Home and is a Catholic Youth Organization mentor at Holy Family Parish in Stow. 

Marshall, who plans to major in Business and Non-Profit Management at Earlham College is the son of Paul and Michele Marshall of Hudson, Ohio.  

Schedule

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2015 Roster

2015 Varsity Baseball

Sophomores

Name                                  Primary Pos.                  Secondary Pos.               B/T

  1. Anzelc, Kasen                       CF                                LHP                              LL
  2. Burke, Jace                           3B                                RHP, 2B                       RR
  3. Pipoly, Cade                          2B                                SS, CF                          RR
  4. Regan, Brendan                     2B                                SS, RHP                      RR

Juniors

  1. Canzone, Dominic                 RHP                             1B, RF                          LR
  2. Knipfer, Andrew                    RHP                             LF                                RR
  3. Marks, Collin                       C                                  2B, 3B                          RR
  4. Marshall, Bryce                     2B                                SS, 3B                          RR
  5. Mendenhall, Dan                   C                                  3B, RHP                       RR
  6. Oppedisano, Vinny                RHP                                                                 LR
  7. Pipoly, Zachary                     1B                                3B, RHP                       RR
  8. Reich, Nate                          SS                                3B, 2B                          RR
  9. Shinaberry, Mackenzie            LF                                1B, 3B                          RR
  10. Shorter, Christopher               CF                                RF, RHP                       RR

Seniors

  1. DeLeone, Nicholas                 RF                                2B                                RR
  2. Downey, Shane                     RHP                             1B                                RR
  3. Feltner, Ryan                        RHP                             1B                                RR
  4. Jenkins, Blake                      CF                                LHP                              RL
  5. Minorik, Riley                      SS                                2B                                RR
  6. Mittiga, Dominic                  3B                                1B, RHP                       RR
  7. Qadri, Azim                         CF                                LF                                LR
  8. Regan, Connor                      C                                  RHP, 1B                       RR
  9. Shoaff, Ty                            LHP                              1B                                LL

 

 

Walsh Jesuit Baseball Coaching & Athletic Administration Staff:

Head Coach
Chris Kaczmar '88
Team Chaplain
Fr. Emmett Holmes, SJ
Athletic Director
Barb Salata
Assistant Coaches
Steve Grescovich '74
John Ventura '94
John Turk
Trey Bennett '06
Head Trainer
Mark Herbele

Athletic Dept. Staff
Mary Ann Dawson
Scorekeeper
Stan Kaczmar, Chad Kaczmar

Bat boys
Henry Kaczmar
Stanley Kaczmar

 

 

 


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