Rake City...

is a national baseball organization, dedicated to fulfilling the development, exposure, and training needs of the elite baseball player. Led by former professional baseball players, Rake City promotes an in-depth learning of the fundamentals of baseball. Rake City's year-round education, instruction, and participation in premier events, leads to the fulfillment of a player’s potential, allowing their skill to take them to the highest possible level.

Rake City coaches encourage the fundamental understand of game strategy, as well as what is necessary from a physical standpoint to succeed in baseball. Facilitating the physical and mental growth of our players is imperative to their success on the diamond.

To ensure our players are ready to succeed at the next level, Rake City emphasizes a commitment to academics and self-wellness. Our program is structured for our players to understand the importance of, and help build, their self-esteem and confidence, but doing so in a manner which does not lose focus on the concept of the team. We believe members of a team are to function together as one unit, consistently lifting each other up, obtaining the highest level of collective success that is possible.  A team-first mentality is incorporated into every aspect of our organization, as we build, develop and refine the individual player.

 
 
 

Commitment.

Commitment to Rake City means committing to a structured training program, both in-season (June-August) and in the offseason (November-March). Baseball skills are also emphasized year-round to maintain the competitive edge necessary to success in baseball, an edge that can only be obtained through consistent practice. Rake City supports a player’s commitment with the latest training aids and equipment in baseball.

Our facility is staffed and equipped to provide professional training and instruction that is required to teach and develop the talent of every committed Rake City player, so they may become the best player they can be. In turn, each player will have the opportunity to showcase their talent, skill and hard work by playing against the very best competition throughout the country, in front of college coaches and professional scouts.

Every athlete who plays for Rake City and commits to our philosophy will not only achieve all of which he is capable of on the field, but also the intrinsic skills necessary to ensure his success throughout life. We are not just simply preparing our players to compete athletically in high school, collegiate, and professional baseball. We believe that when our young men combine talent, knowledge, discipline, work ethic and mental toughness, nothing in life is beyond their reach and the Next Level is always around the corner.

 
 
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Rake City Alumni

Name | College | High School


2020

Hincks, Conor | Virginia

Schicker, Mike | Purdue

2019

Bauner, Michael | UT- Martin

Cushing, Jared | Texas Tech | Joliet Catholic

Diamond, Nathan | Pepperdine

Divilbiss, Justin | Creighton

Fitzgerald, Luke | Creighton

Flowers, Elias | Jacksonville

Gould, Zach | UIC

Holderfield, Griffin | Creighton

Kmiecik, Jake | Heartland CC

Kolovitz, Lucas | Purdue - Ft. Wayne

Miller, JD | Jefferson Community College

Steensma, Eric | UT- Martin

Walsh, Michael | Yale

Ziegler, Gregory | Missouri State | Joliet Catholic


2018

Balzhiser, Danny | UW- Parkside

Barron, Kian | St. Xavier

Crews, Mason | Kansas State

Gomez, Nate | Marion University

Grace, Jack | Creighton

Kokoszka, Mike | South Mountain CC

Komendant, Drew | UW-Whitewater

Lalla, Grant | Waubonsee CC

LeBeau, Cherokee | Oakland University

Louck, Ryan | Maryville University, St. Louis

Miller, Noah | Calumet College, St. Joseph

Robinson, Cameron | John A. Logan College

Sweeney, Jake | Arkansas


2017

Cavalieri, Anthony | Lewis University | Fenwick

Dankovich, Kurt | Lewis University | Providence Catholic

Diaz, Justin | llinois State | Lakeview

Fitzgerald, Kyle | NW Florida State | Riverside Brookfield

Garrow, Scott | Lewis University | Lyons Township

Greenfield, Cal | Florida | St. Rita

Herchenbach, Jax | Austin Peay | Hinsdale South

Hylek, Evan | Wabash Valley | Andrean

LaMantia, Johnny | Washington University | St. Ignatius

Lemmons, Brett | Western Carolina | Morgan Township

Massaro, Mike | Hillsdale College | Providence

Musgraves, Lee | NW Florida State | Von Steuben

O'Hannlon, Killian | Iowa Western | St. Rita

O'Laughlin, Casey | Northwestern | Fenwick

Saldana, Antonio | Iowa Western | Joliet Catholic

Simmington, Miles | Polk State | Normal Community

Simonich, KC | Texas Tech | Joliet Catholic

Sublette, Ryan | Texas Tech | Lemont

Sullivan, TIm | Heartland | St. Francis

Taviani, Nick | Upper Iowa | Downers Grove North

Washilewski, Steve | Kansas | St. Rita

Wantiez, Matt | Wabunsee | Alonzo Stagg



2016

Barrett, Nick | Maryville | Glenbard North

Camacho, Christian | Auburn | Elk Grove

Dallio, Tyler | New Mexico JC | Lincoln Way West

Diaz, Jake | College of Dupage | St. Laurence

Kinzer, Jack | Iowa | Port Washington, WI

Niemann, Lane | Baldwin Wallace | Hinsdale South

Rusniak, Dylan | UW Oshkosh | Brother Rice



2015

Blomgren, Nick | High Point | Jainsville, WI

Boe, Mitch | Iowa | Joliet Catholic

Brandon, Conner | Concordia University | Joliet Catholic

Crews, Brock | Purdue-Calumet | Manteno

Dallio, Trevor | Rose-Hulman University | Lincoln West

Dow, Mike | Amherst University

Esp, Jake | Villanova | Marmion

Forde, Kevin | St. Joes University | Fenwick

Forte, Anthony | Tulane | Conant

Greco, Frankie | St. Francis University | St. Laurence

Halas, Tyler | Tennessee | St. Rita

Hayes, Ke'Bryan | Tennessee | St. Edward

Lafrenz, Jake | Coastal Carolina | St. Rita

Martinez, Esteban | Mesa CC | St. Rita

Murowski, Matt | Webster | Glenbard South

Orze, Eric | North West Florida JC | Minooka

Paulsen, Tyler | Illinois State | Greendale, WI

Ramirez, Ty | Creighton | Minooka

Sanchez, Christian | Georgetown | St. Francis

Sullivan, Jason | Central Michigan | Bartlett

Zilinsky, Myles | Oakland



2014

Callahan, Joey | Rose Hulman | Plainfield North

Campe, Nick | Olivet Nazarene | Kankakee Trinity

Chisolm, Blake | Furman | Clear Springs, TX

Eustace, Laren | Indiana | Batavia

Federickson, Joey | Blackhawk JC | Lincoln Way North

Garcia, Nick | Roosevelt | Lincoln Way North

Green, Colby | Upper Iowa | Batavia

Holderman, Colin | Southern Illinois | Bradley Bourbonnais

Miller, Mike | Hawaii | St. Laurance

Mills, Shane | Prairie State | Richards

Papierski, Mike | Louisiana State | Lemont

Parker, Gehrig | Butler | Maine South

Polaski, Kyle | Palm Beach Atlantic | Joliet Catholic

Rana, Nick | UW - Parkside | Plainfield Central

Ridout, Collin | Heartland | Johnsburg

Santoyo, CJ | Utah | St. Rita

Skoug, Evan | Texas Christian | Libertyville

Stachura, Mike | Carthage | Marmion

Troop, Alex | Michigan State | Marmion

Wilson, Roger | St. Francis University | St. Rita

Wright, Charlie | Joliet JC | Lemont

Yoss, Justin | Northwestern | Magnolia West, TX



2013

Bokich, Christian | Miami (Ohio) | Hinsdale Central

Dressler, Adam | Purdue | Hinsdale Central

Lehman, Keith | Michigan | Lyons Township

Marske, Ryan | Miami (Ohio) | Nazareth Academy

Picchiotti, Jack | Purdue | Oak Park River Forest

Scatassa, Stephen | St. Joes | St. Joseph

Skinner, Andrew | Harper | St. Joseph

Skogsbergh, Boby | Boston College | Hinsdale Central



2012

Burnett, Sam | Carthage | Hinsdale Central

Gengo, Eddie | Carthage | Nazareth Academy

Jay, Tyler | University of Illinois | Lemont

Lesiak, Alex | Parkland | Lincoln Way North


2011

Baldassano, Anthony | Lewis | Nazareth Academy

Barajas, Mike | Lewis | Nazareth Academy

Cuff, Connor | Penn | Lyons Township

Ferry, Josh | University of Illinois | Lemont

Goergen, Kevin | Michigan State | Lemont

Kelly, Pat | Grand Valley State | Nazareth Academy

Mahoney, Spencer | Valparaiso | Lyons Township

Medwed, Mike | Heartland | Lemont

Murphy, Trevor | Southern Illinois | Lemont

Ryan, AJ | Dayton | Nazareth Academy



2010

Buddle, Drew | Lewis | South Elgin

Cyr, Kyle | Palm Beach Atlantic | Lemont

Guillen, Ozney | South Florida | Miami Monsigno, FL

Kinyon, Kyle | Maryville | South Elgin

Klett, Mike | Western Michigan | Plainfield North

Pacanowski, Zach | North Central | Plainfield North

Paulson, Eric | Bradley | Fremd

Terry, Clint | San Mateo | Fremd

Verbeke, Cam | Illinois State | Fenwick

Wilson, Jeremy | Oakton | Morton

 
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