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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. 

  • Academic Student-Athlete Awards

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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Jimmy Frankos

Head Coach
Phone: 309-268-8418
Email: Jimmy.Frankos@heartland.edu

Matthew James

Assistant Coach
Phone: 309-825-9830
Email: Matthew.James@heartland.edu

Jordan Coons

Recruiting Coordinator 
Phone: 573-301-6434
Email: Jordan.coons@heartland.edu

Chris Razo

Pitching Coach
Phone: 309-370-7643
Email: Chris.razo@heartland.edu

Lucas Cook

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone: 309-826-1288
Email: Lucas.Cook@heartland.edu