Meet the Players

Harrisburg Baseball

Meet The Roster.

 
Jacob Penrod   Jr. OF  Son of Chris and Lynn Penrod  Favorite class: Chemistry  Favorite teacher: Ms. Wall  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Matt Carpenter  Favorite movie: Avengers : Infinity War  Hobbies: Fishing, hunting  Other sports: Football  Coach’s comment: “Jacob worked very hard this winter to become stronger and faster. He will certainly compete for a starting position in left field. He has good speed and a solid bat.”

Jacob Penrod

Jr. OF

Son of Chris and Lynn Penrod

Favorite class: Chemistry

Favorite teacher: Ms. Wall

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Matt Carpenter

Favorite movie: Avengers : Infinity War

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting

Other sports: Football

Coach’s comment: “Jacob worked very hard this winter to become stronger and faster. He will certainly compete for a starting position in left field. He has good speed and a solid bat.”

Peyton Arnold   So. P  Son of Bruce and Tammy Arnold  Favorite class: Athletics  Favorite teachers: Ms. Hughes, Ms. Herring, Ms. K. Wilson  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite players: Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright  Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, kayaking, video games  Aspiration: Become a doctor  Coach’s comments: “Peyton is improving rapidly and should be able to help us this year. He worked hard this winter to become more athletic. He has a great curveball and solid fastball and change.”

Peyton Arnold

So. P

Son of Bruce and Tammy Arnold

Favorite class: Athletics

Favorite teachers: Ms. Hughes, Ms. Herring, Ms. K. Wilson

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite players: Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, kayaking, video games

Aspiration: Become a doctor

Coach’s comments: “Peyton is improving rapidly and should be able to help us this year. He worked hard this winter to become more athletic. He has a great curveball and solid fastball and change.”

Isaac Crabb   Jr. C/P  Son of John and Amanda Crabb  Favorite class: Athletics  Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith  Favorite team: Cardinals  Favorite player: Ivan Rodriguez  Favorite movie: Stepbrothers  Hobbies: Lifting and hunting  Other sports: Football  Coach’s comment: “Isaac is a two-time all conference player, and is ranked as one of Illinois’ top players by PBR. He is listed as the 7th ranked catcher in Illinois. He will be a standout on the mound for us, as well as being our top returning hitter.”

Isaac Crabb

Jr. C/P

Son of John and Amanda Crabb

Favorite class: Athletics

Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith

Favorite team: Cardinals

Favorite player: Ivan Rodriguez

Favorite movie: Stepbrothers

Hobbies: Lifting and hunting

Other sports: Football

Coach’s comment: “Isaac is a two-time all conference player, and is ranked as one of Illinois’ top players by PBR. He is listed as the 7th ranked catcher in Illinois. He will be a standout on the mound for us, as well as being our top returning hitter.”

Drew Fromm   So. P/IF  Son of Derek and Jaylyn Fromm  Favorite class: Biology  Favorite teacher: Mr. Davis  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Pete Rose  Hobbies: Fishing and hunting  Favorite movie: The Mask  Coach’s comments: “Drew has become much stronger and athletic this year. He has a great curveball, his velocity is increasing and his control keeps getting better. Drew swings a very good bat with power for his age.”

Drew Fromm

So. P/IF

Son of Derek and Jaylyn Fromm

Favorite class: Biology

Favorite teacher: Mr. Davis

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Pete Rose

Hobbies: Fishing and hunting

Favorite movie: The Mask

Coach’s comments: “Drew has become much stronger and athletic this year. He has a great curveball, his velocity is increasing and his control keeps getting better. Drew swings a very good bat with power for his age.”

Jake Hefner    So. OF  Son of Steve Hefner and Stephanie Simpson  Favorite MLB player: Andrew Benintendi  Hobbies: Kayaking, ninja training  Other sports: football  Coach’s comments: “Jake is a very good athlete. He is a terrific outfielder with good instincts and a strong arm. His hitting continues to improve. He is a very good base runner with above average speed.”

Jake Hefner

So. OF

Son of Steve Hefner and Stephanie Simpson

Favorite MLB player: Andrew Benintendi

Hobbies: Kayaking, ninja training

Other sports: football

Coach’s comments: “Jake is a very good athlete. He is a terrific outfielder with good instincts and a strong arm. His hitting continues to improve. He is a very good base runner with above average speed.”

Ben Brombaugh   So. OF/P  Son of Matt and Amy Brombaugh  Favorite class: History  Favorite teacher: Ms. Hughes  Favorite MLB player: Billy Hamilton  Favorite movie: The Waterboy  Hobbies: Fishing, card collecting  Other sports: Basketball and golf  Coach’s comment: “Ben is a tremendous outfielder with a very strong arm. He is also very fast and is a good baserunner. He is a tough kid and a fierce competitor. He will compete for a starting job.”

Ben Brombaugh

So. OF/P

Son of Matt and Amy Brombaugh

Favorite class: History

Favorite teacher: Ms. Hughes

Favorite MLB player: Billy Hamilton

Favorite movie: The Waterboy

Hobbies: Fishing, card collecting

Other sports: Basketball and golf

Coach’s comment: “Ben is a tremendous outfielder with a very strong arm. He is also very fast and is a good baserunner. He is a tough kid and a fierce competitor. He will compete for a starting job.”

Connor Phalin   Jr. P/OF/IF  Son of Mike and Andrea Phalin  Favorite class: U.S. History  Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith  Favorite team: Cardinals /Favorite player: Adam Wainwright  Favorite movie: That’s My Boy  Hobbies: Hunting, fishing  Other sports: Football and basketball  Coach’s comment: “Connor is one of our most versatile players. He will be one of our best pitchers and will play a lot in the outfield and infield. His hitting continues to improve and he could hit in the middle of our lineup.”

Connor Phalin

Jr. P/OF/IF

Son of Mike and Andrea Phalin

Favorite class: U.S. History

Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith

Favorite team: Cardinals /Favorite player: Adam Wainwright

Favorite movie: That’s My Boy

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing

Other sports: Football and basketball

Coach’s comment: “Connor is one of our most versatile players. He will be one of our best pitchers and will play a lot in the outfield and infield. His hitting continues to improve and he could hit in the middle of our lineup.”

Colby Morse   So. IF  Son of Brandon and Heather Morse  Favorite class: Geometry   Favorite teacher: Ms. Herring   Favorite team: Cardinals /Favorite player: Dustin Pedroia  Favorite movie: Field of Dreams  Hobbies: Fishing  Other sports: Golf  Coach’s comment: “Colby is a slick-fielding infielder who will see a lot of time for the Bulldogs this Spring. He also has a smooth swing that makes him a good all-around player. Nobody loves baseball more than Colby.”

Colby Morse

So. IF

Son of Brandon and Heather Morse

Favorite class: Geometry

Favorite teacher: Ms. Herring

Favorite team: Cardinals /Favorite player: Dustin Pedroia

Favorite movie: Field of Dreams

Hobbies: Fishing

Other sports: Golf

Coach’s comment: “Colby is a slick-fielding infielder who will see a lot of time for the Bulldogs this Spring. He also has a smooth swing that makes him a good all-around player. Nobody loves baseball more than Colby.”

Krayton Morse   So. C  Son of Brandon and Heather Morse  Favorite class: Biology  Favorite teacher: Ms. Herring  Favorite MLB player: Anthony Rizzo  Hobbies: Hunting and fishing  Other sports: Golf  Coach’s comment: “Krayton is an exceptionally hard worker who continues to improve. He will serve as our backup catcher this Spring. He is a strong defender who swings a good bat. “

Krayton Morse

So. C

Son of Brandon and Heather Morse

Favorite class: Biology

Favorite teacher: Ms. Herring

Favorite MLB player: Anthony Rizzo

Hobbies: Hunting and fishing

Other sports: Golf

Coach’s comment: “Krayton is an exceptionally hard worker who continues to improve. He will serve as our backup catcher this Spring. He is a strong defender who swings a good bat. “

Andrew Bittle   So. OF/P  Son of Todd and Beth Bittle  Favorite class: Geometry  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Harrison Bader  Favorite movie: Semi-Pro  Other sports: Basketball and golf  Aspiration: To become a D-1 college head basketball coach  Coach’s comment: “ Andrew is a very versatile player who can play almost every position. He has great control on the mound and can throw three pitches for strikes. He is also a good outfielder who swings a good bat.”

Andrew Bittle

So. OF/P

Son of Todd and Beth Bittle

Favorite class: Geometry

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Harrison Bader

Favorite movie: Semi-Pro

Other sports: Basketball and golf

Aspiration: To become a D-1 college head basketball coach

Coach’s comment: “ Andrew is a very versatile player who can play almost every position. He has great control on the mound and can throw three pitches for strikes. He is also a good outfielder who swings a good bat.”

Brandon Banks   So. P  Son of Mark and Carla Banks.  Favorite class: Art  Favorite teacher: Ms. Dunk  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Chris Carpenter  Favorite movie: Sandlot  Other sports: Football  Coach’s comment: “We hope Brandon can fill a spot in the rotation for us this year. He is a tough competitor who can throw three pitches for strikes.”

Brandon Banks

So. P

Son of Mark and Carla Banks.

Favorite class: Art

Favorite teacher: Ms. Dunk

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Chris Carpenter

Favorite movie: Sandlot

Other sports: Football

Coach’s comment: “We hope Brandon can fill a spot in the rotation for us this year. He is a tough competitor who can throw three pitches for strikes.”

Will Gibbs   Jr. IF/P  Son of Chet and Amy Gibbs  Favorite class: Ethics  Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite players: Derek Jeter and Alex Bregman  Hobbies: Lifting, sports  Favorite movie: Stepbrothers  Other sports: Basketball and football  Coach’s comments: “Will started every game as a sophomore. He is a tremendous competitor who can hit, run, field and throw. He is also a very good base-runner. Will pitched several games last year and will be counted on again this year.

Will Gibbs

Jr. IF/P

Son of Chet and Amy Gibbs

Favorite class: Ethics

Favorite teacher: Mr. Griffith

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite players: Derek Jeter and Alex Bregman

Hobbies: Lifting, sports

Favorite movie: Stepbrothers

Other sports: Basketball and football

Coach’s comments: “Will started every game as a sophomore. He is a tremendous competitor who can hit, run, field and throw. He is also a very good base-runner. Will pitched several games last year and will be counted on again this year.

Javie Beal   So. IF/C/P  Son of Brian and Julie Beal  Favorite class: History  Favorite teacher: Ms. Herring  Favorite team: Braves / Favorite player: Nolan Arenado  Hobbies: Lifting, video games, and fishing  Coach’s comments: “Javie started every game as a freshman. He is our most versatile player, capable of playing any position on the field. Has grown and is much stronger this year. Will provide a strong bat with power in the middle of our order.”

Javie Beal

So. IF/C/P

Son of Brian and Julie Beal

Favorite class: History

Favorite teacher: Ms. Herring

Favorite team: Braves / Favorite player: Nolan Arenado

Hobbies: Lifting, video games, and fishing

Coach’s comments: “Javie started every game as a freshman. He is our most versatile player, capable of playing any position on the field. Has grown and is much stronger this year. Will provide a strong bat with power in the middle of our order.”

Noah Boon   So. P/DH  Son of Ray and Heather Boon  Favorite class: Biology  Favorite teacher: Mr. Davis  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Marcus Stroman  Hobbies: Working out  Favorite movie: Dazed and Confused  Other sports: Football  Coach’s comments: “Noah is one of the top sophomore pitchers in Illinois. He is a hard-thrower, has a nasty curveball and a solid change-up. Will be our number one or two. At the plate, he has tremendous power. Should hit in the middle of our order.”

Noah Boon

So. P/DH

Son of Ray and Heather Boon

Favorite class: Biology

Favorite teacher: Mr. Davis

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Marcus Stroman

Hobbies: Working out

Favorite movie: Dazed and Confused

Other sports: Football

Coach’s comments: “Noah is one of the top sophomore pitchers in Illinois. He is a hard-thrower, has a nasty curveball and a solid change-up. Will be our number one or two. At the plate, he has tremendous power. Should hit in the middle of our order.”


Jack Martin   Jr. OF/P  Son of Davy and Julie Martin  Favorite class: English  Favorite Teacher: Ms. Wall  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Matt Holliday  Hobbies: Magic  Favorite Movie: John Wick  Other sports: Football  Coach’s comment: “Jack was an all-conference player as a sophomore. He is a tremendous outfielder with speed, a strong arm, and a plus bat. He will hit in the middle of our order. Jack will also pitch for us. He shows great improvement on the mound.”

Jack Martin

Jr. OF/P

Son of Davy and Julie Martin

Favorite class: English

Favorite Teacher: Ms. Wall

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Matt Holliday

Hobbies: Magic

Favorite Movie: John Wick

Other sports: Football

Coach’s comment: “Jack was an all-conference player as a sophomore. He is a tremendous outfielder with speed, a strong arm, and a plus bat. He will hit in the middle of our order. Jack will also pitch for us. He shows great improvement on the mound.”

Will Holland   Jr. SS/P  Son of Charlie and Amanda Holland  Favorite class: Athletics  Favorite teacher: Ms. Hughes  Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Javy Baez  Hobbies: Hunting and fishing  Other sports: Football  Coach’s comment: “Will has been a varsity starter every game of his high school career. He is an exceptional athlete with great speed, good hands, a strong arm and a plus bat. He is considered one of Illinois’ best shortstops. Will also pitch some for us.”

Will Holland

Jr. SS/P

Son of Charlie and Amanda Holland

Favorite class: Athletics

Favorite teacher: Ms. Hughes

Favorite team: Cardinals / Favorite player: Javy Baez

Hobbies: Hunting and fishing

Other sports: Football

Coach’s comment: “Will has been a varsity starter every game of his high school career. He is an exceptional athlete with great speed, good hands, a strong arm and a plus bat. He is considered one of Illinois’ best shortstops. Will also pitch some for us.”