Nathan Hale Baseball History

West Allis Hale Baseball
Doug Londo Award

Doug was a 1985 graduate of Nathan Hale, where he was an exceptional football, basketball and baseball player.  His baseball talents lead him to attended Grand View University in Iowa to play baseball. Doug lost a battle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in the early 2000’s.  This award is voted on by the players and given to the most valuable player on the team.

2006 – Dan Krueger and Paul Horvatin
2007 – Ben Versnik and Ryan Sanger
2008 – Matt Herbstreith and Sam Kenseth
2009 – Eric Abel
2010 – Eric Schrader
2011 – Dillion Engle
2012 – Nick Sotiros
2013 - Marcel Mundt
2014 - Alex Elliott

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Jim “Chach” Sagorac Award

Chach was an iconic Hale baseball coach from 1970’s through 1991.  He taught his players how to play the game the right way…work hard, have fun and be successful.  He was a great person who worked for the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department for many years.  Chach also played minor league baseball for two years in the mid-1940’s.  This award is voted on by Coach Dooley, and is given to the player that he believes most exemplifies the team attitude and enjoys playing the game of baseball.

2006 – Ryan King
2007 – Dan Hogan
2008 – Andrew Grippen
2009 – Kevin Kadunc
2010 – Jason King
2011 – Casey Riley & Tony Machowski
2012 – Patrick Heal
2013 - Steve Acker & Peter Heal
2014 - Ryan Best

Links for individual years:

Varsity 2012-2013 Junior Varsity 2012-2013 Freshmen 2012-2013
Varsity 2011-2012 Junior Varsity 2011-2012 Freshmen 2011-2012
Varsity 2010-2011 Junior Varsity 2010-2011 Freshmen 2010-2011
Varsity 2009-2010 Junior Varsity 2009-2010 Freshmen 2009-2010
Varsity 2008-2009 Junior Varsity 2008-2009 Freshmen 2008-2009

Historical leaders since Coach Dooley has been the Varsity Coach

Click link for list (only top 1 is listed here)

Batting Average (Minimum 50 AB) - Nick Sotiros (2012) .444

Doubles - Eric Schrader (2007) 13

Triples - Eric Abel (2009) 6

Home Runs - Ben Versnik (2007) 4 and Jeff Eckert (2006) 4

Runs - Dan Sotiros (2012) 34

Runs Batted In (RBI) - Ben Versnik (2007) 35

At Bats - Eric Abel (2007) 109

Plate Appearances - Alex Reed (2010) 134

Hits - Nick Sotiros (2012) 48

Sacrifices - Patrick Heal (2012) 9

Walks - Tim Balcerzak (2008) 26 and Garet Morgenroth (2012) 26

Hit-By-Pitch - Alex Reed (2010) 8

Stolen Bases - Marcel Mundt (2013) 21

On-Base Percentage - Eric Abel (2009) .555

Slugging Percentage - Eric Abel (2009) .741

Strikeouts - Troy Williamson (2011) 30

Total Bases - Nick Sotiros (2012) 72

Wins - Eric Schrader (2010) 8

Shutouts - Matt Herbstreith (2007), Alex Reed (2009), Eric Schrader (2010), Dillion Engle (2011), Nick Sotiros (2012), and Mials McMurray (2014) 2

Losses - Alex Elenteny (2011) 7

BB/7 IP - Dan Krueger (2006) 1.50

Hits/7 IP - Dillion Engle (2011) 4.22

Hit-By-Pitch - Alex Elenteny (2011) 19

Saves - Kevin Kadunc (2008), Brian Kimpel (2012), and Zach Minch (2012) 2

ERA (Min 25 inn) - Nick Sotiros (2012) 1.33

Innings Pitched - Ben Versnik (2007) 74.1

Complete Games - Ben Versnik (2007) 10

Pick-offs - Alex Reed (2009) 6

Whip - Dillion Engle (2011) 0.92

Games - Dan Krueger (2006) 13 and Alex Reed (2010) 13

Games Started - Ben Versnik (2007) 10 and Dillion Engle (2011) 10

Strikeouts - Dillion Engle (2011) 103

Stikeouts/7 IP - Sam Kenseth (2008) 10.84

No-hitters - Dillion Engle (2011) and Sam Michalski (2014) 1

Hale Husky Participants in the WBCA All-Star Classic:

The Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association selects players to participate in the annual All-Star Classic (at two day tournament). It features the top high school players in the state from both the spring and summer seasons.

Matt Levenhagen – ’84
Steve Elliott – ’86
Dave Rebro – ’86
Chris Eiche – ’87
Brad Sterling – ’89
Brian Crandall – ’90
John Novensky – ’90
Mark Sura – ’92
Mark Van Hart – ’95
Jared Koutnik – ’98
Tom Donovan – ’01
Jack Marchese – Coach – ’01
Collin Kappl – ‘02
Dillion Engle – ‘11

Nick Sotiros – ‘13

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