Baseball

2020 Academic All-State Baseball

Mendocino College Baseball had 4 players named to the Academic All-State Baseball list, which is comprised of players with a minimum 3.5 GPA.“I am so excited for these 4 players, they are great examples of what I want every player of mine to strive for as a student-athlete. I want them to be great students first and foremost so they can put themselves in a position to move on and get their degrees. Our goal as a baseball program is to continue to grow this list each year. I am so proud of these guys and I know they will be successful people because they showed they can work hard in the classroom.” –Coach Ringer

Ethan Balogh 4.0 GPA (SO-Outfield)
Will Iannacone 3.65 GPA (SO- Infield)
Preston Mello 3.65 GPA (SO-Catcher)
Josue Jaques 3.50 GPA (SO-1st Baseman)

 

2020 Sophomores Moving On

 

Ethan Balogh signed his NLI to attend Graceland University, a NAIA in Lamoni, Iowa. During Ethan’s freshman season at Mendocino College he played in 14 games while hitting .308 and an OB% of .438 in 2019. Ethan was primed to be the starting RF for his sophomore season but injured his throwing arm late into fall and was unable to get back onto the field for the 2020 season. “Ethan is an extremely hard worker and I felt so bad for him that he couldn’t get better in time for his sophomore season,” stated Coach Ringer. The injury did not take away from his academics as he finished Mendocino College with a 4.0 GPA. “The one thing I make sure all of my players understand is you have to do well in school if you want an opportunity to play at the next level and Ethan is a perfect example of that. He didn’t even get to play his sophomore season and he had offers from multiple schools because he is a great student. I know he will be successful at the next level, both as a student as well as an athlete,” stated Coach Ringer.

 

  Will Iannacone signed his NLI to attend Howard Payne University, a Division 3 school in Brownwood, Texas. Will played his freshman season at Southern Vermont College before the program was shutdown, which brought him to Mendocino College. Will was injured in the 2019 season and got his sophomore season back for 2020. He was cleared to get back on the field in February and the season was shortened mid March due to COVID-19. With all this going on it did not stop Will from working extremely hard in the classroom, training room, and on the baseball field. Will played in the last 6 games before the season was shut down. In those 6 games he hit .294 with a .438 OB%, 5 hits and scored 3 runs. “I am so happy for Will and he was so valuable to our team even though he didn’t get to play as many games as he would have liked due to injuries. In the fall when he was rehabbing he was at the field every day and soaked up all the information to make sure he was ready to go when he got cleared. I was not surprised with the success he had in the spring season because he prepared every day like he was the guy, even though he knew he had to be cleared from the training staff before he could get back to baseball activities at 100%,” said Coach Ringer. “He was another guy who took care of it in the classroom with a 3.5 GPA. I know he will be successful at the next level and in life because he is such a great person.” –Coach Ringer

 

 

 

 

 Head Coach 

Bret Ringer

bringer@mendocino.edu | Office (707)468-3142 | Fax (707)468-3132

 

Athletic Director

Matt Gordon

mgordon@mendocino.edu | Office (707)468-3165 | Fax (707)468-3132

Administrative Assistant

Holly Egger
hegger@mendocino.edu | Office (707)468-3255 | Fax (707)468-3132

 Athletic Trainer

Naoto Horiguchi

nhoriguch@mendocino.edu | Office (707) 468-3037 | Fax (707) 468-3132