Former Wildcats in the News!

A couple of former Normal West Wildcats baseball alums have found their way into recent news articles.

Randy Kindred, the Sports Editor for The Pantagraph, wrote a nice article about Nate Whitney – a 2000 West graduate who is beginning his 3rd season as the physical therapist for the Chicago Cubs.  And with Brock Stewart now in the Cubs organization, the Wildcat connection runs a little deeper in Chicago!

In the January 26th edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jason Mackey penned an article about Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings.   Stallings calls out Jordan Comadena – a 2004 Wildcat alum and current Pirates bullpen catcher – for his role in helping Stallings improve his pitch framing metrics.

Keep up the great work Wildcat baseball alumni!

A morning at Irving Elementary School

On Wednesday, October 2nd, Coach Hawkins and senior members of the Normal West baseball team started their day at Irving Elementary School.  The seniors spoke to the group of boys on how to become good men, sharing experiences from the classroom, baseball field, and life in general.  The group then played a little baseball before the start of school.