Mustangs 2021 Roster Release

March 4, 2021 For Immediate Release


13 Local Players Headline 2021 Mustangs’ Roster

The St. Joseph Mustangs will feature a heavy dose of local talent, with 13 players from the St. Joseph area. The Mustangs also will see four players return from the 2019 MINK League Championship squad as they seek a seventh title this summer at historic Phil Welch Stadium.


Some familiar names that highlight the roster include two former Lafayette baseball players, Ike Book and Cole Slibowski. The Mustangs also feature Jaren Guck, from Bishop LeBlond, and Dawson Smith, who played at Central. Dawson is entering his third season with the Mustangs.


There will also be a number of former Savannah High School baseball players; Braden Berry, Micah Diamond, Dakota Spicer, Chase Spoonmore, and Noah Bodenhousen. East Buchanan’s Harper Beattie is also on the Mustangs ‘21 roster. Brady Holden, who played at Mid Buchanan High School, and Mack Stephenson, West Platte High School, will both be returning for the Mustangs. Drake Kanallakan is a former Mustangs player who will also be making his return. To go along with a large local group, manager Johnny Coy brings in a range of new players from Rhode Island to Japan. “These players are all so excited to come to St. Joe and put on the Mustang uniform,” Coy said. “St. Joe has a great reputation all across the country as one of the best places to play summer collegiate baseball. I am excited to see what they can do on the field and try to bring another championship back to our city.” Coach Coy has already penciled in his Opening Day starter, Mack Stephenson. Stephenson last pitched for the Mustangs in the Opening Game of the MINK League Championship series. Stephenson struck out five in six innings, while only giving up six hits and one run, in a victory. Coy’s coaching staff will feature former Mustangs pitcher Preston Bailey as the pitching coach, Jeremy Franke as hitting coach, both having coached with the team in previous years. New to the coaching in 2021 is Wes Sanger, who will serve as the Assistant Bench Coach.


Opening Day is scheduled for June 2, 2021. The full schedule can be found online at www.stjoemustangs.com. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 816.279.STJO




2021 St. Joseph Mustangs Roster


Catchers-

Reid Briney- Missouri Western State University

Jax Himell- Lamar CC


1st

Sean O’Malley- Salve Regina


2nd

Noah Bodenhousen- North Central Community College SAVANNAH HS

Ryosuke Tada- Japan


SS

Cole Slibowski- KCK LAFAYETTE HS

Harper Beattie-Benedictine EAST BUCH HS


3rd

Chase Spoonmore- Iowa Western SAVANNAH HS

Michael Paule- Jefferson College



OF

Brady Holden-Missouri Western State MID BUCH HS

Derrick Mayes-Southern University-

Sam Kissane-Lindenwood University

Dakota Spicer- Truman State SAVANNAH HS

Ike Book- Lincoln Trail LAFAYETTE HS

Jake Grauberger-Johnson County CC


Pitchers

Dawson Smith- Emporia State LHP CENTRAL HS

Mack Stephenson- William Jewell RHP WEST PLATTE HS

Justin Wood- Missouri Western State University

Drake Kanallakan-Maryville University

Will Hann-Barton Community College

Jaren Guck-Truman State BISHOP LEBLOND HS

Danny Hammond- Creighton

Jacob Wierich- Missouri Western University

Micah Diamond- Northeastern JC SAVANNAH HS

Braden Berry- Iowa Western SAVANNAH HS

Tyler Boyett- Southwestern

Jeremy Gutierrez- Salve Regina

Tanner Lukowski- Fort Hays University

Eli Tormes- KCK SMITHVILLE HS

Jay Greco-North Central Community College

Matt Fred- Texas Wesleyan University








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