By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

H-M-S baseball preview: The fundamentals still apply

Pitching, defense key ingredients for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team


May 25, 2023


Members of the 2023 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team are front row, from left to right: Ricky Smith, Jonah Moore, Jafet Ortiz, Josh Cruz, Alex Billings and Jackson Brower. Second row: Dominic Tripp, Lawton Schiphoff, Jack Mastbergen, Aiden Bush, Ben Waddell, Blake Meendering and Damion Hansen. Third row: Assistant Coach Dawson Schiphoff, Ethan Diehm, Bradley Van Beek, Evan Eilers, Trenton Vollink, Tanner Tesch, Tyson Tessum, Jacob Cates and Head Coach Jeremy Gloden. Not pictured: Austin Smith.

Twenty-one athletes, including eight letter winners and six returning starters, are on the roster of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team, and Hawk coach Jeremy Gloden is happy with their approach to preparing for the season.

"I have been very pleased with the attitudes and how hard guys are working," he said. "We had a lot of guys put a lot of time in this offseason and it has shown so far."

Gloden feels there are two areas which are important to the Hawks' success.

"Two things we have been emphasizing are defense and being more consistent on the mound," he said. "When looking at the s...

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