Baseball team sends 14 sophomores to the next level

2016 Hesston College sophomore baseball players

Fourteen members of the 2015-16 Hesston College baseball program have signed letters-of- intent to continue their athletic careers at four-year schools. Next destinations for the group represent all three levels of NCAA, as well as NAIA programs.

The list includes:

NCAA – DI
Daulton Horton (Denton, Texas) – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Cody Widman (Olathe, Kan.) – University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
NCAA – DII
Collin Loutensock (West Valley, Utah) – Newman University (Wichita, Kan.)
Jake Shelby (McKinney, Texas) – Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)
NCAA – DIII
AJ Chalupka (Flower Mound, Texas) – University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.)
Bryce Elder (Ottawa, Kan.) – University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.)
NAIA
Andrew Berry (Mulvane, Kan.) – University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, Kan.)
Caleb Geary (Scottsbluff, Neb.) – Hastings (Neb.) College (Track)
Conner Gillihan (Spring Hill, Kan.) – Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.)
Luis Marinez (Santo Domingo, D.R.) – Ecclesia College (Springdale, Ark.)
Hayden Pentecost (Wichita, Kan.) – Benedictine College (Atchison, Kan.)
Alex Perez (Justin, Texas) – Sterling (Kan.) College
Brandon Shoemaker (Tomball, Texas) – Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.)
Jimmy Yandell (Moore, Okla.) – Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.)

“I’m so proud that we have 14 student-athletes committed to attend four-year institutions to continue their academic and athletic careers,” said Hesston coach Kyle Howell. “This group will continue to make great strides both on and off the baseball field.”