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Westminster Christian Warriors Baseball


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Zach Badgley Sr. McHenry P/1B Numbers tell righty can bring it: 10 wins, 107 strikeouts and 1.36 ERA. Will attend Northern Illinois.
Alex Beckmann Sr. Batavia 2B Hit better than .500 the last two seasons for the Bulldogs. Scored 42 runs in '07. Future NIU Huskie.
Greg Bennett Sr. Providence IF Comes off big year with .410 average and 30 RBIs. Will play some outfield after catching in 2007.
Zach Borenstein Sr. Buffalo Grove SS Returns from Elite Eight season that included big numbers: .479 avg., 56 hits, 42 runs, 8 HRs. EIU-bound.
Greg Billo Sr. Sandburg P Went 14-0 as junior (five spring wins, nine summer). Will lead 2007 summer champs.
Nick Brown Sr. Wheaton South P/3B What's left for an encore? DuPage Valley MVP hit .472 and struck out 82. Iowa recruit tops 90 m.p.h.
Tony Bucciferro Sr. Minooka P 21-1 in his varsity career. Back with a vengeance after injury ended '07 season. Michigan St. signee.
Angelo Burrage Jr. St. Rita 1B/OF Sweet swinger an offensive force with .402 avg., 19 extra-base hits and 29 RBIs for Elite Eight team.
Dave Compitello Jr. Schaumburg SS Rock-solid defender up the middle for the Saxons. Posted a .462 batting average last spring.
Jared Culver Sr. Downers South 1B Imposing first baseman hit .436 with 33 RBIs for the Mustangs last season. Has impressive power.
Ron Czarnecki Jr. Oak Forest 2B Coach's son hit .424 and knocked in 24 runs as the Bengals' leadoff man in 2007.
Dominick D'Agata Sr. Schaumburg C Cut down baserunners with a chilling 60 percent efficiency for the Saxons in 2007. Purdue-bound.
Adam Davis Sr. Driscoll C Tribune All-Stater batted .526 with 51 hits and 45 RBIs. Stolen-base kill rate at 60 percent. Future Illini.
Joey DeBernardis Sr. Lake Zurich P/IF Four-year varsity member hit .400 with 10 HRs, had 1.01 ERA in 2007. Headed to Penn State.
Steve Easter Sr. Walther Lutheran P/3B Intimidating mound presence. Won nine games, K'd 91 for Class A third-place Broncos. D-I attention.
Sean Flanagan Sr. Downers North SS/P Silky smooth shortstop tough at plate (.373, 34 runs, 37 RBIs) and on mound (5-0). Future Iowa Hawkeye.
Joe Frahm Sr. Young SS Sure-handed shortstop will lead the defense for 2007 city champs. Hit .364 last season.
Drew Golz Sr. Oak Park P/1B/OF Lefty won nine games with 1.77 ERA in '07. Third-year starter will play soccer and baseball at Air Force.
Zach Hirsch Jr. St. Charles North P Another great arm for the North Stars, lefty went 8-0 with a 0.93 ERA last season.
Danny Jimenez Sr. St. Charles North P Left-hander has great stuff, including a fastball in the 90-m.p.h. neighborhood. Poised for a huge '08.
Phil Kaiser Sr. Nazareth P/3B Eastern Kentucky recruit hit .480 with 49 RBIs and posted five wins and a 1.98 ERA for Roadrunners.
Braden Kapteyn Sr. Illiana Christian SS/P The 6-4, 200-pounder hit .468 in '07—even though his conference used wood bats. Headed for Kentucky.
Julian Kenner Sr. Young C Backstop hit .430 for the city champs. The plan is to go back-to-back. Signed with Long Island.
Ian Krol Jr. Neuqua Valley P Mound leader for the 2007 AA champs is back for more. Lefty earned quarterfinal win and title-game save.
John Lorenz Sr. Lincoln-Way East SS/P Physical presence (6-3, 195) hit .425 with nine homers and 40 RBIs for the Griffins last season.
Anthony Maldonado Jr. Oak Park SS Returning starter for one of area's top programs. Displays poise and power.
Nick Martini Sr. Prairie Ridge OF In an injury-shortened season, Kansas State recruit still hit .435 with 14 doubles and near .800 SP.
Kevin McDonald Jr. Shepard 1B/OF Has size (6-3, 200), speed (nine stolen bases), glove (no errors) and stick (.415 average, 29 RBIs).
Mike McQuillan Sr. Brother Rice 2B Four-year starter, three-year all-conference performer heads squad that finished fourth in '07. Iowa-bound.
Will Neal Sr. New Trier 1B Power hitter had a breakout year with eight home runs and 42 RBIs for the Class AA state runner-up.
Ben Palmer Sr. Westminster Chr. P Won 10 games, struck out 128 batters in 822/3 innings for Class A quarterfinalist. Dallas Baptist signee.
Justin Ringo Jr. Stagg C Makes it happen at the plate: .420 batting average, 10 home runs, 35 RBIs and 33 runs scored.
Jimmy Risi Sr. Highland Park 1B/P On target to rewrite the Giants' record book. Hit .458 last season. Kansas State signee.
Bryan Roberts Sr. Benet P/C Right-handed power pitcher struck out 88 hitters in 592/3 innings last season. Headed to Illinois.
Reid Rooney Sr. Fenwick SS/P Central Michigan signee will be counted on to lead the Friars' offense. Hit .385 last season.
John Ruettiger Sr. Joliet Catholic OF/P Speedster batted .423 last season. Had 28 runs and 28 RBIs from leadoff spot. Will attend Arizona State.
Matt Schmidt Sr. Grayslake Central SS Hit .327, led team in stolen bases (15) and scored 23 runs before season-ending injury. Going to Yale.
Doug Schumacher Sr. Brother Rice OF Sterling defensive player equally impressive at the plate: .376 average, 10 home runs, 41 RBIs, 37 runs scored.
David Schwabe Sr. Driscoll SS/P U. of St. Francis recruit hit .491 and was 25-for-25 in stolen bases for the always-tough Highlanders.
Barrett Serrato Sr. West Chicago SS Three-year varsity starter has been mainstay for Wildcats. Hit .354 in '07. A future Purdue Boilermaker.
Chris Serritella Sr. Loyola 1B Hit a robust .472 with 11 home runs for the Ramblers in 2007. Signed with Southern Illinois.
Jordan Sivertsen Sr. Carmel OF/P Future Saluki contributed 44 RBIs and 40 runs last year; 90-plus heater will get wins after year off mound.
Kyle Stroup Sr. Grant P/1B 6-6, 240-pounder has 90-plus heater and pro attention. Won 6 games and hit .414 for Bulldogs. NIU recruit.
Jon Surber So. Lisle P/3B The 6-2, 175-pound right-hander went 6-3 and posted a 1.73 ERA as a full-time varsity pitcher.
T.J. Swank Sr. Prairie Ridge P/1B Confounds foes on the hill (submarine delivery) and at the plate (.449 avg.). Coastal Carolina-bound.
Jake Thornton Sr. St. Charles North OF Tribune All-Stater hit .467 with 32 stolen bases. On base 56 percent of plate appearances. ISU signee.
Jon Weaver Sr. Leyden P His 9-0 record last season included a no-hitter in sectional play. Headed to Heartland Community College.
Tanner Witt Jr. Lake Zurich SS/P Posted a .385 batting average as a sophomore. Will get some innings on the mound for the Bears.
Austin Wright Sr. Conant P/OF Lefty was only Chicago invitee to AFLAC game last summer. Fireballer will attend Arkansas.
Tony Zych Sr. St. Rita P/SS Second-team Tribune All-Stater can throw (nine wins) and hit (.405). Will slug for Louisville.
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