On Wednesday, February 12th, three members of the Wildcat baseball team celebrated their commitment to play at the next level. Congratulations to Evan Wallgren, Will Kafer, and Sean Shook!
Evan and Sean will continue their careers as teammates at Heartland Community College. Will joins the Titans at Illinois Wesleyan.
The Wildcat Diamond Club will host a Spikeball Tournament on Saturday, February 29th, at Normal West High School.
Bracket play will begin at 5:00 p.m. for both the Jr. High and High School/Alumni divisions.
Winning teams will walk away with bragging rights and $100 in gift cards to local restaurants. Second place finishers will earn $50 in restaurant gift cards for their efforts.
Looking to play?……Find a partner and click on this link to the registration form. Just one form needs to be submitted per team.
Cost is $20 per team. Those wishing to pay online can click on the button below to submit payment thru Square. Checks should be made payable to the Wildcat Diamond Club. Payments (cash/check) can be turned in at the school office at West, PJHS, KJHS, Chiddix or Evans – simply place in an envelope with players’ names and drop off with the office staff.
Food, snacks, and drinks will be available at the concession stand. All proceeds from the tournament will be used by the Wildcat Diamond Club for projects benefiting the West Baseball Program.
A couple of former Normal West Wildcat 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!