Todd Iwema

Playmakers 11u Klaich Welcomes Three New Players To The Roster

By Todd Iwema / August 24, 2020

Playmakers 11u Klaich would like to welcome Bradyn Britton, John Jillson, and Nick Spain to the 2020/2021 Playmakers FAMILY. If you are interested in joining a Playmakers team, please call 219-922-1107 to schedule a private tryout for teams in need of players.

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Playmakers 13u Albers Welcomes New Players To The Roster

By Todd Iwema / August 23, 2020

Playmakers 13u Albers would like to welcome Kaleb Hacker, Carter Kobe, and Tyler Pirowski to the 2020/2021 Playmakers FAMILY. If you are interested in joining a Playmakers team, please call 219-922-1107 to schedule a private tryout for teams in need of players.

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Playmaker 2021 Tryouts

By Todd Iwema / May 4, 2020

Dave Griffin Baseball has announced tryouts for the 2021 season. The tryouts will take place at Dowling Park, home of Purdue Northwest Baseball. Tryouts will be for ages 9 through 17. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE TO TRYOUT – LINK Tryout Information Playmakers Tryouts for 2021, at Dowling Park.Ages 9,10,11,12. Aug 3 from 5-8 pm.Ages 13.14,15…

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LA’s first-round pick Kody Hoese working out at parents’ house in Griffith

By Todd Iwema / April 8, 2020

This isn’t what Kody Hoese envisioned. Right now, he should be hitting baseballs to the gaps and fielding grounders at third base in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ organization. Not working out in his mom and dad’s basement in Griffith. “It’s really tough right now because we just got back from (spring training) in Arizona, and…

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Check Out the Kody Hoese Draft Video

By Todd Iwema / August 16, 2019

A special look at the day Kody Hoese fulfilled a life long dream! He went from a Tulane Green Wave baseball player to a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers family!

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Nick Podkul makes Midwest All-Star team

By Todd Iwema / June 14, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Former Notre Dame baseball player Nick Podkul is now in his second year in the minor leagues after getting selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB Draft. The Andrean high school product has had quite the year in A ball for the Lansing Lugnuts.…

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Playmakers 15u-Crisler wins championship at the Top Prospect Showcase

By Todd Iwema / June 10, 2019

Playmakers 15u  wins contest against Indiana Stix 16U on Sunday,  5-2 Indiana Stix 16U got things started in the second inning when Jarred Williams doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. Playmakers 15u  evened things up at one in the bottom of the second inning when Richard Redding drew a walk, scoring one run.…

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2020 Playmaker Tryouts Announced

By Todd Iwema / June 6, 2019

The 2020 Playmakers Baseball Tryouts will take place in July. All tryouts will take place July 22nd, July 23rd, July 24th, and July 25th at Highland High School. There will be a $20.00 Tryout Fee for Playmakers baseball that will include evaluations on exit velocity, Radar Gun Velocity, Running speed as well as other data.…

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Dodgers take Tulane slugger, Kody Hoese, with first pick

By Todd Iwema / June 4, 2019

By: Ken Gurnick – @kengurnick LOS ANGELES — With their two first-round picks in the 2019 MLB Draft on Monday, the Dodgers went all-in for power-hitting college infielders, selecting Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese No. 25 overall and North Carolina utility man Michael Busch, taken as a second baseman No. 31 overall. “We liked that…

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Doolin Named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana

By Todd Iwema / May 23, 2019

CHICAGO (May 23, 2019) — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Michael Doolin of Andrean High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade Indiana Baseball Player of the Year. Doolin is the first Gatorade Indiana Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Andrean High…

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