After a summer off, Zach Martin is returning to Manage the Ranchers for the 2016 summer. [Coach Martin’s Bio]
With Martin returning to take over as the Manager, George Sorenson will be the Ranchers bench and first base coach in 2016. Prior to 2015, Sorenson was a Rancher player and has shown an unparalleled commitment to The Ranch. He served admirably as the Manager in 2015 for a very young Homestead squad.
Sorenson was an H.B. Plant High School (Tampa, FL) graduate in 2010 and a four year letter winner in three three sports. While there, he played first base and pitched. Sorenson left Plant with a career 2.45 ERA and his team finished third in state in 2009. After, he pursued a football career at Brigham Young University as a quarterback before returning to baseball with Homestead.
For the last five years, he has coached in the Evanston travel organization.
The Ranchers’ pitching coach for the 2016 season is Sean Beal. A former Millikin pitcher, Beal joined the Big Blue staff, also serving as their Pitching Coach, in 2016. He was a three-time letter winner at Millikin earning CCIW Academic All-Conference honors three times. As a senior, Beal served as team captain compiling a 6-5 record with a 3.79 ERA.
Beal served as an assistant coach for the Park Ridge Padres last summer and was an assistant coach for 16U/18U Decatur Commodores in 2014.