THE MIDWEST PELICANS NOW POWERED BY WILSON DEMARINI!
WILSON IS THE OFFICIAL BALL GLOVE AND PROTECTIVE GEAR OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER’S LIKE DUSTIN PEDROIA, EVAN LONGORIA, JOSH HAMILTON, AND TRIPLE CROWN WINNER MIGUEL CABRERA ARE JUST SOME OF THE PLAYERS WHO CHOOSE WILSON DEMARINI EQUIPMENT. COLLEGE PROGRAMS LIKE VANDERBILT, TENNESSEE, AND LSU ARE ALL POWERED BY WILSON DEMARINI, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WILSON DEMARINI IS THE EXCLUSIVE EQUIPMENT PROVIDER OF PELICAN’S BASEBALL!
2014 RHP JAYCE VANCENA COMMITS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
PELICANS 2015 CLASS WELL REPRESENTED IN PREP BASEBALL REPORT RANKINGS
In the just released 2015 Class Prep Baseball Report Rankings the Midwest Pelicans had 7 players listed in the top 50 prospects in the state. Players ranked by the scouting service were Dj Wilson, Ryan Feltner, Jett Swetland, Nick Bebout, Connor Regan, Alex Laikos, and Gary Clift Jr.
READ FULL ARTICLE ON GRIFFIN’S COMMITMENT HERE: WEIR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
2013 CATCHER CASSIDY BROWN COMMITS TO LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
The Pelican’s will be hosting the All Prospect College Coaches Weekend at Kent State August 18th and 19th.
PERRON NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR BY POST NEWSPAPER
CLICK ON LINK TO READ ARTICLE ON FORREST PERRON AND THE PELICANS
PELICANS TOMMY MIRABELLI DRAFTED BY THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES IN THE 28TH ROUND OF THE 2012 MLB DRAFT
MIDWEST PELICAN’S RHP/INF KYLE MICHALIK MAKES COMMITMENT TO OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY!
MIDWEST PELICAN’S INFIELDER TOMMY MIRABELLI COMMITS TO UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS!
MIDWEST PELICAN’S RHP SCOTT EFFROSS COMMITS TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY!
College coaches and professional scouts showed up to Brunswick High School to see the areas top talent play in the first annual Pelicans Black and Blue Game. Read more on this event in the recent news section.
Congratulations to Pelicans RHP Kaleb Schilacee for accepting a scholarship to The University of Toledo
The Pelican’s have quickly become the Elite Baseball Program in Northern Ohio, and one of the top in the Midwest. They concluded last season by taking second place, in the 68 team, 17U Caba High School World Series. They were the first team from Northern Ohio to play in the Championship Game since 1988, and their only loss was to 16 time National Champions, Bergen Beach.
Daniel Rowbottom, St. Ignatius HS, INF/OF As a sophomore, the 6-foot, 180-pound Rowbottom played infield for Cleveland St. Ignatius, one of Ohio’s most successful and storied baseball programs. The talented left-handed hitting prospect is regarded as one of the top 2013 prospects in Northeast Ohio.
“As a former player for the Midwest Pelicans, I not only had a great experience on the field, but also learned how to prepare myself mentally and physically during the off season. Neall French and the rest of the Pelican’s Staff are so committed to the off season, and player development, which is one of the things that set the Pelican’s apart from other organizations. Neall really helped me in the recruiting process, and it earned me a division one scholarship. If your dream is to play college baseball, then this is the organization to choose.”
IAN MEZLAK- OHIO UNIVERSITY/PELICANS 2012 GRADUATE
Cassidy Brown was recently ranked as the 2nd ranked prospect in Ohio for the 2013 class, and the 32nd ranked prospect in the country for the 2013 class by Max Preps.
The Pelican’s Michael Marsinik accepts a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University. The story below is from the Prep Baseball Report of Ohio, and is on Michael and his abilities. Congratulations to him and the Marsinik Family on this great accomplishment.
Michael Marsinek, a 2012 LHP from Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, has committed to Eastern Michigan. He continues in a long line of Walsh Jesuit players who have committed to play Division I college baseball. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound southpaw uses a low to mid 80’s fastball and array of off-speed pitches to keep hitters off balance. This spring, he went 8-0 with a 1.21 ERA. Over 43.7 innings, he struck out 58 batters and gave up 23 walks. Consequently, he was selected as First Team All-Ohio as well as the Pitcher of the Year in the Cuyahoga River Conference. This summer, he has been playing for Neall French and the Midwest Pelicans.
By Chris Valentine
Last fall, Forrest Perron made a difficult decision as he transferred from Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit to Strongsville High School for his junior year.
Little did he know, he would soon be making an even more important decision: a verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati for the next stage of his life.
Most would consider his commitment rather early, but for Perron, who is one of the top middle infielders in the class of 2012 in the Midwest, it was an easy decision.
After receiving interest from other schools such as Kent State, Clemson, and Tampa, he ended his recruiting process. He notes, “I made my decision so early because I connected with the UC coaches so well, I loved the campus, and I received a great offer.”
Through the process, Perron credits his close relationship with UC recruiting coordinator and pitching coach J.D. Heilmann as a big factor in his decision making process. “Coach Heilmann was the most heavily involved in my recruiting process… we have already developed a close relationship that extends beyond the typical coach-player relationship.”
This spring, Perron hit lead off and played shortstop for state ranked Strongsville. He maintained a .444 average including 10 doubles, 2 homeruns, 25 runs, and 11 stolen bases.
Now, with the summer in full swing, Perron is continuing to refine his game with the Midwest Pelicans, who are coached by Neall French, former Cincinnati Bearcat and Yankees farmhand. Perron credits French for the recent strides in his development. “I have been working with Neall on all aspects of my game from the ground up and he has really made a difference in my life.”
Recently, Perron participated in the East Coast Pro Showcase tryouts in Dayton. Additionally, he will be playing in his second consecutive season for Brian Hopkins and the Midwest Redbirds (the St. Louis Cardinals Scout team).
As Perron looks back on his recruiting process, he passes along this advice to current and future college prospects: “Don’t be afraid to ask question and to speak out if you have an issue with something. It is the school that you are going to; not your parents.”
On that note, the future Bearcat credits his parents for pushing him to become a better player and young man. They have spent countless hours and dollars driving him around Ohio and the Nation for tournaments and showcases to help him fulfill his dream.