Heartland Hawks Baseball Awards

Over it's nine year history, Heartland Community College baseball has produced: 14 All-Americans, 5 First Team All-Americans, 30 All-Region 24 players, 63 All-MWAC Players, 24 Academic All-Conference selections, 11 Academic All-Americans, three straight Region 24 Tournament Most Valuable Players (2011, 2012, and 2013), and 14 Rawlings Gold Glove award winners.

Hawks' baseball players have also accumulated numerous Player of the Year accolades, including: four straight Region 24 Players of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2016), four straight Mid-West Athletic Conference Pitchers of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013), three M-WAC Freshman of the Year (2010, 2011, and 2014), and three straight M-WAC Players of the Year (2010, 2011, and 2016). Additionally, HCC players have left a huge imprint in the conference as they have swept the M-WAC Player, Pitcher, and Freshman of the Year awards twice, in 2010 and 2011.

Heartland has gone 414-106 with a .800 winning percentage and averaging 46 wins per year. while being nationally ranked each year and reaching the NJCAA Division-II World Series three times, including a third place finish in 2012 and a fourth place finish in 2013. The Hawks' held a #1 national ranking in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Heartland baseball has also captured six straight M-WAC regular season championships from 2010-2015 and won 40 plus games for eight straight seasons. 

2016

Academic Student-Athlete Awards

  • Connor Sorge - Baseball II Exemplary
  • Travis Auer - Baseball II Exemplary
2015

Overall Record: 46-13 (seventh straight season with 40 plus victories)
Conference Record: (27-8)
M-WAC Champions! (sixth straight)
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - seventh season (371-91 overall)

All-Americans

Marcus Pingleton – All-American Third Team

Region 24 Award Winners

Tyler Hasper – All-Region 24 Team
Marcus Pingleton – All-Region 24 Team
Brennan Hammer – All-Region 24 Team

Gold Glove Award

Aaron Cook
Marcus Pingleton

M-WAC Award Winners

Marcus Pingleton - M-WAC Freshman of the Year
Tyler Hasper - M-WAC Pitcher of the Year
Marcus Pingleton- All-Conference First Team
Tyler Hasper - All-Conference First Team
Brennan Hammer - All-Conference First Team
Reggie Johnson - All-Conference Second Team
Matt Byars - Honorable Mention
Andrew Sykes - Honorable Mention

Academic All-Americans

Tanner Hudson - Exemplary

2014

Overall Record: 43-13 (sixth straight season with 40 plus victories)
Conference Record: (24-8)
M-WAC Champions! (fifth straight)
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - seventh season (325-78 overall)

All-Americans

Nolan Lodden – All-American Third Team

Region 24 Award Winners

Derek Bangert – All-Region 24 Team
Pat Cashman – All-Region 24 Team
Nolan Lodden – All-Region 24 Team

M-WAC Award Winners

Derek Bangert - M-WAC Co-Freshman of the Year
Derek Bangert - All-Conference First Team
Nolan Lodden - All-Conference First Team
Frank Waliczek - All-Conference First Team
Pat Cashman - All-Conference Second Team
Jared Hendren - All-Conference Second Team

Academic All-Americans

Jacob Hendren - Superior
Jared Hendren - Superior
Nolan Lodden - Exemplary

Academic All-Conference

Jacob Hendren (second time)
Jared Hendren (second time)
Tanner Hudson
Nolan Lodden 
Corbin Woods

2013

Overall Record: 50-11 (fifth straight season with 40 plus victories)
Conference Record: (27-3)
M-WAC Champions! (fourth straight)
Region 24 Champions!! (third straight)
4th Place at NJCAA D-II World Series!!!
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - sixth season (282-65 overall)

All-Americans

Johnny Lieske – All-American Second Team

Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Cody Dykema
Jacob Hendren

Region 24 Award Winners

Nate Metzger - Region 24 Coach of the Year (fourth straight) 
Jacob Hendren – All-Region 24 Team
Johnny Lieske – All-Region 24 Team
Andrew McCafferty – All-Region 24 Team
Kenny Mahala – Region 24 Tournament Most Valuable Player

M-WAC Award Winners

Johnny Lieske - M-WAC Pitcher of the Year
Nate Metzger - M-WAC Coach of the Year (fourth straight)
Johnny Lieske – All-Conference First Team
Andrew McCafferty – All-Conference First Team
Andre Sopena – All-Conference First Team
David Stagg – All-Conference First Team
Cody Dykema – All-Conference Second Team
Jacob Hendren – All-Conference Second Team
Kenny Mahala – All-Conference Honorable Mention

Academic All-Americans

John Spoelstra - Superior
Phil Toldo - Pinnacle

Academic All-Conference

Jacob Hendren
Jared Hendren
John Spoelstra (second time)
Phil Toldo (second time)

2012

Overall Record: 54-8 (fourth straight season with 40 plus victories)
Conference Record: (27-5)
M-WAC Champions! (third straight)
Region 24 Champions!! (second straight)
3rd Place at NJCAA D-II World Series!!!
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - fifth season (232-54 overall)

All-Americans

Dylan Johnson – All-American First Team (second time)
Aaron Hauge – All-American Third Team

National Tournament Award Winners

Cody Bobbit - National Championship All-Tournament Team
Jeremy Stawychny - National Championship All-Tournament Team

Region 24 Award Winners

Aaron Hauge - Region 24 Pitcher of the Year
Nate Metzger - Region 24 Coach of the Year (third straight)
Aaron Hauge – All-Region 24 Team (second time)
Dylan Johnson – All-Region 24 Team (second time)
Aaron Vogt - All-Region 24 Team
Dylan Johnson - Region 24 Tournament Most Valuable Player

M-WAC Award Winners

Aaron Hauge - M-WAC Pitcher of the Year
Nate Metzger - M-WAC Coach of the Year (third straight)
Aaron Hauge – All-Conference First Team
Dylan Johnson – All-Conference First Team (second time)
Mike Wieland – All-Conference Second Team
Cody Bobbit – All-Conference Second Team
Ryan Byrne – All-Conference Honorable Mention
Matt Lambert – All-Conference Honorable Mention
Chad Klein – All-Conference Honorable Mention

Academic All-Americans

Michael Collins - Exemplary
Mitch Tielke - Superior
Mike Wieland - Exemplary

Academic All-Conference

Cody Bobbit
Michael Collins (second time)
John Spoelstra
Mitch Tielke (second time)
Phil Toldo
Mike Wieland

2011

Overall Record: 54-11 (third straight season with 40 plus victories)
Conference Record: (29-3)
M-WAC Champions! (second straight)
Region 24 Champions!!
6th Place at NJCAA D-II World Series!!
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - fourth season (178-46 overall)

All-Americans

Dylan Johnson – All-American First Team
Zac Zellers – All-American First Team

Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Brinn Bell

Region 24 Award Winners

Zac Zellers - Region 24 Player of the Year
Nate Metzger - Region 24 Coach of the Year (second straight)
Chris Razo – All-Region 24 Team
Aaron Hauge – All-Region 24 Team
Dylan Johnson – All-Region 24 Team
Zac Zellers – All-Region 24 Team
Aaron Hauge – Region 24 Tournament MVP

M-WAC Award Winners

Zac Zellers - M-WAC Player of the Year
Chris Razo - W-WAC Pitcher of the Year
Dylan Johnson - W-WAC Freshman of the Year
Nate Metzger – M-WAC Coach of the Year (second straight)
Jerad Gundy – All-Conference First Team
Dylan Johnson – All-Conference First Team 
Chris Razo – All-Conference First Team
Zac Zellers – All-Conference First Team
Luke Mottashed – All-Conference Second Team
Andy Burns – All-Conference Second Team
Zac Johnson – All-Conference Second Team (second time)
Andrew Wilson – All-Conference Honorable Mention

Academic All-Americans

Zac Johnson - Exemplary

Academic All-Conference

Michael Collins
Zach Johnson (second time)
Mitch Tielke

2010

Overall Record: 45-11(second straight season with 40 plus victories)
Conference Record: (26-4)
M-WAC Champions!
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - third season (124-35 overall)

All-Americans

Eric Aguilera – All-American First Team
Dillon Napoleon – All-American Third Team

Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Bryan Huff (ABCA) - All-American Gold Glove winner

Region 24 Award Winners

Eric Aguilera - Region 24 Player of the Year
Nate Metzger - Region 24 Coach of the Year
Eric Aguilera - All-Region 24 Team 
Bryan Huff - All-Region 24 Team 
Matt Igara - All-Region 24 Team 
Dillon Napoleon - All-Region 24 Team

M-WAC Award Winners

Eric Aguilera - M-WAC Player of the Year
Dillon Napoleon - M-WAC Pitcher of the Year
Zac Zellers – M-WAC Freshman of the Year
Nate Metzger – M-WAC Coach of the Year
Eric Aguilera – All-Conference First Team
Bryan Huff – All-Conference First Team
Matt Igara – All-Conference First Team
Dillon Napoleon – All-Conference First Team
Zach Johnson – All-Conference Second Team
Zac Zellers – All-Conference Second Team
Jon Weaver – All-Conference Honorable Mention

Academic All-Americans

Jacob Hadsall - Distinguished

Academic All-Conference

Jacob Hadsall (second time)
Zac Johnson

2009

Overall Record: 42-9
Conference Record: 22-6
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - second season (79-24 overall)

All-Americans

Cody Giles – All-American Second Team
Ryan Juris – All-American Third Team

Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Zach Benning

Region 24 Award Winners

Cody Giles - Region 24 Player of the Year
Cody Giles – All-Region 24 Team
Ryan Juris – All-Region 24 Team (second time)
Ty Wiesemeyer – All-Region 24 Team

M-WAC Award Winners

Cody Giles - All-Conference First Team
Ryan Juris - All-Conference First Team (second time)
Eric Aguilera - All-Conference Second Team
Bryan Huff - All-Conference Second Team
Nick Krisman - All-Conference Second Team 
Cory Phillips - All-Conference Second Team
Ty Wiesemeyer - All-Conference Second Team
Josh Colon - All-Conference Honorable Mention

Academic All-Conference

Jacob Hadsall

2008

Overall Record: 37-15
Conference Record: 21-8
Head Coach: Nate Metzger - first season (37-15 overall)

Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Michael Stalter
Ty Wiesemeyer

Region 24 Award Winners

Ryan Juris – All-Region 24 Team
Michael Stalter – All-Region 24 Team

M-WAC Award Winners

Ryan Juris - All-Conference First Team
Michael Stalter - All-Conference First Team
Cody Giles - All-Conference Second Team
Jimmy Suits - All-Conference Second Team
Tim Barry - All-Conference Honorable Mention
Ty Weisemeyer - All-Conference Honorable Mention

Academic All-Conference

Scott Winters

Contact Us

Recruiting Questionnaire

Brian Furlong

Head Coach
Phone: 309-336-3678
Email: Brian.Furlong@heartland.edu

Jimmy Frankos

Assistant Coach
Phone: 847-845-2804
Email: Jimmy.Frankos@heartland.edu

Matthew James

Assistant Coach
Email: Matthew.James@heartland.edu

Josh Kauten

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone: 309-750-8135
Email: Josh.Kauten@heartland.edu