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 […]
Former 18U Rancher pitcher and knuckeballer, Alec Barry, has joined the college squad for the 2014 season. Berry threw 34 innings of sub-2.00 ERA ball for the junior club last summer. He is a rising sophomore at Hope College. Welcome back, Alec.
After leading the Rancher for three years, Head Coach Chris Harang has retired. Harang will be taking on a new job that will not allow him to coach anymore. Good luck Chris with your future endeavors.
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 […]
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 […]
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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.
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!
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 — 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 […]