Experience

Baseball

Baseball

Overview

To support the development of our student-athletes CMA Baseball relies on a philosophy that fully embraces Culver’s mission. Our core belief is that the process and approach we take to the game is more important than the results. We live this philosophy by frequently discussing and employing a focused and purposeful mental approach, “play one pitch at a time.”  As coaches we use the program’s process-oriented philosophy to assess our success. Our practices are designed around evaluating our effort and focus, and after a game we use the philosophy as groundwork to discuss our performance. Do not get us wrong; we are competitive, and we have high expectations.  There is a bigger picture though, and we believe that the lessons learned in the baseball program are transferable lessons. We believe in the Culver mission and are proud to serve our student athletes. 

Our program can challenge players of all levels and abilities. In fact, we believe that the number of former players continuing to play baseball in college speaks to our ability to prepare young men to compete at the next level. From Division III schools like the University of Chicago, Wabash College, and Dennison University, to Division I programs like Duke University and Columbia University, a number of former players have found success after Culver, both on the field and in the classroom. We are honored and pleased to serve the needs of these high-caliber athletes.  Our official season goes from mid-March through the end of May.  We play a schedule of approximately 25 games, including two weekend tournaments.  Our season culminates with the Indiana High School Athletic Association state baseball tournament in late May.  While we enjoy supporting baseball players involved in fall and winter sports, for players not in a fall and/or winter sport, we offer a fall strength-training program and a winter strength training and throwing program.  

Varsity

Schedule

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs.
Morgan Township Middle/High School
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Boys Varsity Baseball
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9th CMA Invitational, Westview Jr/Sr HS, Hammond Gavit HS, Tippecanoe Valley High School
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Roster

2017-18
# First Name Last Name Grade Postion Hometown
2 Mark Siedentopf 11 IF Crown Point, IN
3 Hayden Schott 12 OF, P Newport Beach, CA
4 Will LeVan 12 OF, P Newton, KS
5 Cameron Rice 11 IF, OF, P Fort Worth, TX
6 Cole Stofflet 10 C, P McCordsville, IN
8 George Boardman 9 P, IF South Bend, IN
10 William Yoon 10 P, IF Seoul, North Korea
11 Jack Schmiedlin 11 OF, P Culver, IN
12 Nathan Lukac 10 IF, C, P LaPorte, IN
14 Cade Heinold 10 OF Mt Pleasant, SC
15 Kenny Gill 11 IF, P Tacoma, WA
17 Jake Rodgers 12 IF, P Culver, IN
18 Kyle Dane 12 IF, P Stateline, NV
19 Matt Regan 10 IF, P Crown Point, IN
20 Gage Gessner 10 C, OF Tacoma, WA
23 Jaisal Franklin 9 IF, P Downers Grove, IL
24 Trenton Hazen 11 IF, P Bellevue, NE
26 Levi Gho 10 OF Fairbanks, AK
Managers: Fiona Zhu, Robert Wald, Sean Kim

 

Junior Varsity

Schedule

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
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Morgan Township Middle/High School
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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs.
Warsaw Community High School
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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs.
Tippecanoe Valley High School
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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
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North Judson-San Pierre HS/MS
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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs.
Winamac Community High School
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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
vs.
South Central HS-Union Mills
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Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
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LaVille Jr/Sr High School
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Roster

2017-18
# First Name Last Name Grade Position  Hometown
1 Jonah King 9 P / IF Culver, IN
3 Colin Flanagan 10 OF Culver, IN
5 Zion Beckam 9 P / IF Oak Park, IL
6 Spencer Watson 9 IF Delaware, OH
8 Henri Cornell 9 P / IF / OF Union, MI
11 Levi Gho 10 OF Fairbanks, AK
12 William Harris 9 IF Tulsa, OK
14 TJ Hennel 11 IF South Bend, IN
15 John Brumback 10 OF Culver, IN
16 Nestor Novachenko 10 IF Elkart, IN
17 William Yoon 10 P / OF Seoul, South Korea
18 Jesus Madrazo Backhoff 11 OF Saint Louise, MO
19 Cade Heinold 10 OF Mt Pleasant, SC
21 Viktor Hatina 10 OF Stupava, Slovakia
22 Alberto Gonzalez 11 OF San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
24 George Boardman 9 P / IF LaPorte, IN
25 Gavin Fritch 10 C Carmel, IN

Coaching Staff

Kurt Christiansen
Varsity Head Coach
Kurt.Christiansen@Culver.org

J.D. Uebler
Assistant Coach

Andy Strati
JV Head Coach
Andrew.Strati@Culver.org

Max Johnson
Assistant Coach

John Rogers
Assistant Coach