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2020 Baseball Preview

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2020 Baseball Preview          

School: Urbandale

Nickname: J-Hawks

Class: 4A

Colors: Blue and White

Conference: Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Central Conference

 

Head Coach:               

Jeremy Heinen (University of Iowa, 1997)

5th Season as Head Coach at Urbandale

(124-45 at Urbandale; 164-77 career record)

 

Assistant Coaches:       

Chad Barnes, Mick Delaney, Ty Sharon, Troy Troncin, Corey Brown, DJ Duve

 

2019 Record / Highlights:      

  • 2019 Class 4A State Champions
  • 31-14 Overall / 12-8 Central Conference
  • Des Moines Register All-Iowa Elite Team:  Brook Heinen
  • Des Moines Register 1st Team All-State:  Ty Cowley
  • Des Moines Register All-Iowa Honorable Mention:  Ty Langenberg
  • All-State Super Team:  Brook Heinen, Ty Langenberg
  • IHSBCA 1st Team All State:  Kip Cullinan
  • IHSBCA 2nd Team All State:  Gehrig Christensen
  • IPSWA 1st Team All State:  Ty Langenberg
  • IPSWA 2nd Team All State:  Brook Heinen
  • 1st Team Academic All State:  Brook Heinen (Captain), Kip Cullinan
  • 1st Team All District:  Gehrig Christensen, Brook Heinen, Ty Langenberg
  • 2nd Team All District:  Ty Cowley, Kip Cullinan
  • 1st Team All-Conference:  Gehrig Christensen, Brook Heinen, Ty Langenberg
  • 2nd Team All-Conference:  Ty Cowley, Kip Cullinan, Joshua Neyens
  • Honorable Mention All-Conference:  Dillon Kuehl, Garrett Purcell, Lucas Strain, Cal Watson

 

2020 Returning Letterwinners:

13 total return.

Paul Frank, Jack Fuchs, Ty Langenberg, Jake Osborne, Trey Sharon, Cal Watson, Gehrig Christensen, Ethan Drown, Drew Dykstra, Rece Heinen, Zach Kain, Tucker Langenberg, Dillon Kuehl

 

2020 Outlook:

Coach Jeremy Heinen had this to say about the upcoming season:  "I am really looking forward to seeing our returning pitchers (237 innings last year) play a big part in our success.  We have a lot of younger kids excited for their chance to show they can do it at this level.  They all have worked extremely hard in the off-season."

 

For more information, contact Head Coach Jeremy Heinen at (515) 457-6953 or heinenj@urbandaleschools.com or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994 or william.watson@j-hawks.com.