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Albert Lea Lakers 2018 Schedule

Posted by Albert Lea Lakers at Jan 8, 2018 9:34PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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2018 Season Schedule

May
31. At Chillicothe

June
1. Bancroft home
2. At Bancroft
3. SL home
6. Carroll home
7. At SF
8. SF home
9. At SL
10. At Ames
13. SF home
15. SL home
16. At Bancroft
17. At Carroll
21. At Bancroft
22. At Carroll
23. Ames home
24. Bancroft. Home
28. Ames home
29 at. Ames
30. At Bancroft

July
1. Ames home
3. SL home
5 Carroll home
6. At SF
7. SF home
8. SF home
11. Bancroft home
13. At SL
14. Carroll home
15. Ames home
18. At SL
19. Bancroft home
20. Ames home
21. At Ames
22. All-Star Game, HR Derby, Pro Day At Carroll
25. At SF
26. At SF
27. At Carroll

Playoffs start on July 28

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Jordan was a gold glove catcher in the CCCBCA while he was at Citrus College, a junior college in California. He was also a 2nd team All-Western State Conference-East selection hitting .297 in college. He threw out 19 runners, while sporting a .982 fielding percentage behind the dish. When he was at Providence Christian College he hit .303. He also had another phenomenal defensive season having a .978 fielding percentage while throwing out 13 runners. He was a 3 year starter in high school, winning the teams defensive MVP his last two seasons. He is in his Junior season at NAIA powerhouse Hope International University where he expects to get starting time behind the plate.
“Jordan is a great talent behind the plate. He has a great arm and pop time. I’m going to give him quite a bit of freedom calling pitches and managing the pitchers when he catches. He will be a big boost in controlling the run game. I think he’s had a great career so far, and I think he still has great baseball ahead of him. He’s a hard worker and great young man. He’ll be a great guy to have around this summer. I’m excited to coach him.” – Coach Keeran

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Juan is a freshman RHP who went to high school at St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California. An injury plagued Juan’s SR year high school season. However as a JR, Juan had a 1.45 ERA for the Braves. St. John Bosco plays in an extremely tough conference. Juan is competing to be in the starting rotation for the “loaded” Orange Coast College this spring.
“Juan comes to us as a recommendation from Coach Altobelli. I think Juan is an extremely talented young man with his best pitching in front of him. He’s a 3 pitch guy who can really dial it up when he needs to. He’s got a good frame at 6’4 and I think he’s capable of playing Division 1 and even professionally if he continues to work and progress like he did this fall at OCC. Juan is a guy that is going to get rotation innings for us because of his talent and attitude on the mound. I am extremely excited to see him battle in the red and blue this summer for us in Albert Lea.” – Coach Keeran

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The 5’11, 170 lb. sophomore comes to Albert Lea with a lot of experience despite being so young. The Orlando, Florida native was in the starting rotation last season for the Tritons, he had a record of 3-4 and an ERA of 4.80. He struck out 41 hitters in 50 innings pitched. Robin had an impressive fall only giving up 2 runs in 16 innings pitched. Robin is expected to be in the starting rotation again for the Tritons this season. Robin pitched for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in the FCSL last summer.
“Robin is a solid sign for us. He’s a pitcher, not a thrower. He can pump it up there with his fastball a little bit despite his size; but what I like is he doesn’t rely on that. He has 4 pitches and keep hitters off-balanced with his off-speed and ability to use both sides of the plate. I like that he had experience last year in the rotation for Eckerd. He has great arm durability, and is a very intelligent young man. I think his best pitching is ahead of him because of his pitch-ability. Robin is a versatile pitcher too, he’s not a one trick pony. He can pitch as a starter or come out of the bullpen which makes him a great fit for us. He’s a very humble guy and has a super bright future beyond even baseball. He is doing flight training which is just remarkable in my opinion. I’m excited to have him aboard.” – Coach Keeran
Robin’s cousin is big league pitcher Cody Allen from the Cleveland Indians.

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Jacob is a 6’2 220 lb. sophomore at McCook Community College. As a freshman Jacob had a monster year hitting .340 with 11 home runs and 12 doubles. He had a team high slugging percentage of .641. He had a fielding percentage of .963 playing 1B and OF for McCook. Jacob is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada. Jacob will be reuniting with former teammates at McCook and current Laker signees Keanu Van Kuren and CJ Neumann.

“Jacob is a big time sign for us. He has professional type power in his bat. He gives us depth at OF, 1B, 3B, and is a DH option for us as well. He can flat out hit, and he hits some tape measure home runs. I am confident he will contend for the league home run race. If the league had a home run derby I am confident Jacob would win it. He’s going to be in the middle of our order in an RBI spot because of the type of slugging he can do. He will be a regular in our line-up against righties and we will see what he can do against left handers. Jacob is a hard worker with a great frame, he’s got a lot of tools that will project well at the next level. He could pitch too if we needed him too because he’s got a great arm too. Jacob is the cherry on top of a great group of position players we have signed. We have a catcher spot left, but after that we are done recruiting position players which is very exciting. We have a lot of hitters who are great athletes, and quite a few who have plus power. We’re going to be a fun team to watch.”