Homestead Finalizes Roster for 2014 Season with Four Signings

It’s official! The Homestead Ranchers have signed their final player for the 2014 season. General Manager Zach Martin finalized the signings of the last four Ranchers: full-time players Connor Murphy (2014), a RHP and recent graduate of Denison University, and lefty swinging outfielder Max Cohen (2017) from DePauw University. He also inked Johnny Funkhouser (2017), a RHP also […]

Ranch Sign UIC’s Tommy Field

The Homestead Ranchers are proud to announce the signing of UIC outfielder Tommy Field. From Field’s UIC’s player bio: Field helped guide his Bishop Gorman Gaels to a No. 1 national ranking by USA Today and its seventh straight class 4A Nevada state title this past spring. The two-sport athlete tallied a .500 batting average […]

The Ranch Signs Brady Arenson (UPDATE)

Long time AcademyELITE player Brady Arenson has signed with  Homestead for the summer of 2014. The LHP will add a high-80s fastball to the Ranchers rotation. Formerly of Coastal Carolina University, Arenson currently pitches for Palm Beach State College. Glad to have you back, Brady. UPDATE: Brady has officially committed to University of North Florida […]

Gordon Returns To The Ranch

Homestead is proud to have Lawrence University’s Jake Gordon back for the 2014 season. The 2012 CSBL Collegiate All-Star will compete for playing time in CF, while looking to solidify the top of the Rancher order. Gordon swings from both sides of the plate and runs well. Welcome home, Jake.

Homestead Welcomes RHP John Toraason

Loyola Academy standout and St. Thomas freshman John Toraason will be joining the Ranchers bullpen. He will also serve as an age eligible starter for Homestead’s 18U team. Toraason led the 17U Homestead Ranchers to an Illinois State Championship in the Pastime Tournaments National Championships in 2013. Welcome back, John!

Homestead Sign’s Seth Rosenberg

The Ranch is proud to announce the signing of University of Rochester freshman Seth Rosenberg. The lefty swinging power hitter and right handed pitcher will battle for time behind the plate, as well as at first base and DH, while serving as the Ranchers closer. Armed with a big fastball and 1.85 game POP time, […]

Matt Rupert Named Ranchers Pitching Coach

Matt Rupert — the only player to have played every season since The Ranch was founded in 2010 — will be taking over as the Pitching Coach of Homestead in 2014. The 2012 Wittenberg University grad will continue to man Homestead’s rotation, while handling pitchers on days he’s not throwing. Rupert continued his success as […]