Athletes Moving On
Heartland Community College baseball has had 135 players move through its program, and all 135 have gone on to attend a four-year school and complete a four-year degree. Of those 135, 121 student-athletes have moved on to play baseball at four-year programs, with 84 going on to the NCAA-Division 1 level.
The Hawks have sent players to 59 different four-year schools, including 51 NCAA affiliated institutions, with an impressive 35 NCAA Division-1 schools adding a former HCC baseball player.
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2016 Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To Noah Sadler OF Illinois State University Michael Bainbridge IF/OF University of Central MO Colin Holderman RHP/IF Mississippi State University Daniel Wasinger C Southeastern Louisiana University Collin Ridout IF Southeastern Louisiana Univerisity Welby Malczewski LHP Auburn University Connor Sorge OF University of Central MO Andrew Sykes LHP Tennessee Wesleyan University Marcus Pingleton OF University of Central MO Kolton Vermillion RHP Louisiana Tech University Matt Miller RHP Louisiana Tech University Mitch Ellis IF Western Illinois University Alex Balter C Tennessee Wesleyan University Tyler Hasper RHP TBD Myles Hann IF TBD Travis Auer RHP Southern Indiana University (academics) Hawk Baseball Alumni 2015 Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To Derek Bangert 1B Lockport, Ill. / Lockport Township Bradley University (D-1) - Peoria, IL Matt Byars C Lodi, Wis. / Lodi Michigan State University (D-1) - East Lansing, MI Brennan Hammer OF Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Cedar Rapids Prairie Creighton University (D-1) - Omaha, NE Tanner Hudson 3B O'Fallon, Ill. / O'Fallon Township Universtiy of Missouri-St. Louis (D-2) - St. Louis, MO Reggie Johnson RHP South Holland, Ill. / Marian Catholic Alcorn State Univeristy (D-1) - Lorman, MS John Kaimakis OF/1B Wauconda, Ill. / Wauconda University of Southern Indiana (D-2) - Evansville, IN Keith Mahler RHP Highland, Ind. / Highland Cumberland University (NAIA)- Lebanon, TN Pat Martin LHP Arlington Heights, Ill. / Saint Viator University of Hawaii (D-1) - Manoa, Hawaii Matt Miller RHP Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Central Catholic Dallas Baptist University (D-1) - Dallas, TX Colin Nowak RHP Carol Stream, Ill. / Bartlett University of Southern Indiana (D-2) - Evansville, IN Brian Schiemann RHP Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central Ohio University (D-1) - Athens, OH Aaron Cook IF Heritage, Colorado / Heritage Rockford College (D-3) - Rockford, IL Hawk Baseball Alumni 2014 Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To Evan Bloomfield IF Frankfort, Ill. / Lincoln Way East North Park University (D-3) - Chicago, IL Pat Cashman RHP Plainfield, Ill. / Plainfield North Southeastern Louisana University (D-1) - Hammond, LA Joe Ceja RHP Ottawa, Ill / Ottawa Marquette Academy Northern Illinois University (D-1) - DeKalb, IL Drew Clark OF Fishers, Ind. / Fishers Lindsey Wilson College (NAIA) - Columbia, KY Eric Flight OF Bloomington, Ill. / Normal Community Carson Newman University (D-2) - Jefferson City, TN AJ Fink C Carbondale, Ill. / Carbondale Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL (School Only) Chad Gendron RHP St. Louis, Mo. / Oakville Murray State University (D-1) - Murray, KY Joe Gregory C Antioch, Ill. / Antioch Community Northern Illinois University (D-1) - Dekalb, IL Jacob Hendren LHP/1B Leroy, Ill. / University Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL Jared Hendren IF Leroy, Ill. / University Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL Sean Hudson RHP Rochelle, Ill. / Rochelle Township Heartland Community College - Normal, IL (Assistant Baseball Coach) Charlie Jerger LHP Nile, Ill. / Notre Dame College Prep Northern Kentucky University (D-1) - Highland Heights, KY Nolan Lodden MIF West Des Moines, Iowa / West Des Moines Valley Valparaiso University (D-1) - Valparaiso, IN Trevor Storie RHP Hunington, Ind. / Huntington North Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) (D-1) - Fort Wayne, IN Frank Waliczek LHP Barrington, Ill. / Barrington University of San Francisco (D-1) - San Francisco, CA Corbin Woods IF/OF Cedar Rapids Iowa / Xavier University of Iowa (D-1) - Iowa City, IA Hawk Baseball Alumni 2008 Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To Seth Astroth IF Normal Community West Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI Tim Barry RHP Loyola Academy Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI Brian Behnke LHP Warren Township University of Nebraska-Kearney (D-2) - Kearney, NE Jason Egli LHP Olympia Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL Nick Heckelman C/1B U-High Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (D-1) - Edwardsville, IL (Bowling) Taylor Springer 3B/1B Tri-Valley Illinois College (D-3) - Jacksonville, IL Michael Stalter MIF Olympia Southern Illinois University (D-1) - Carbondale, IL Zach Williams OF/3B Normal Community West Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL Scott Winters LHP Prospect Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI Zach Zwaga C Normal Community West Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI