Howell High School Baseball


Howell Baseball

"We will provide a structured, disciplined baseball program that stresses teamwork, competitiveness, enthusiasm, and commitment to excellence, for which all players will learn valuable life lessons."


History

2017 Summary:

Varsity:
06-10-2017: Howell Varsity ended their season with a 3-1 loss to Holt High School in the first game of the regional playoffs.
Howell's 2017 season accomplishments include a sixth consecutive District title, a 29-10-1 overall record (.738 win percentage), 267 runs for and 141 runs against.
Howell had 11 team member's graduate with 8 player's continuing on to play baseball at the collegiate level, and one continuing on to play college football.

Junior Varsity:

The Howell Junior Varsity squad ended their season with a record of 15 wins 10 losses and 1 tie. Their winning percentage was .596 with 184 runs for and 132 runs against.

Freshmen:

The Howell freshman squad ended their season with 16 wins and 8 losses. Their winning percentage was .667
with 152 runs for and 100 runs against.


2016 Varsity Summary:

- Varsity finished season with a 33-9 record.
- 309 runs for and 148 runs against.
- Varsity wins their first KLAA Championship!
- Varity wins 5th consecutive District Championship (8-4) over Dexter High School and advances to Regionals.
- Highlanders season ends with a 6-3 loss to Portage Northern in the Regional Final
2016 Post Season Awards:
- ALL KLAA: Kaedan Palmer, Sam Weatherly, Spencer Ford, Bryan Rendell, Caleb Balgaard.
- All District: Kaedan Palmer, Sam Weatherly, Spencer Ford, Bryan Rendell, Caleb Balgaard, Nick Rauch, Brett Chaperon, Bailey Burton.
- All District Academic: Spencer Ford, Bryan Rendell
- All Region: Spencer Ford (utility); Sam Weatherly (P)
- All State: Sam Weatherly (P)
- All County:
First Team: Caleb Balgaard, Kaedan Palmer, Bryan Rendell, Brett Chaperon, Spencer Ford, and Sam Weatherly.
Second Team: Bailey Burton and Evan Maize.
2016 Junior Varsity Summary:
- Howell completed the season with a 19-9-1 record.
- 193 runs for and 120 runs against.
2016 Freashman Summary:
- Howell finishes the season with an impressive 24-7 winning record!
- 213 runs scored and let up 111 runs.

VARSITY 2015 Summary:
- Varsity finished the season with a 31-10 Record. 272 Runs Scored, 134 Runs Against.
- Howell Wins the Joe Hamilton Tournament
- Highlanders Win Lake Orion Invitational
- Howell wins 5th consecutive Shelander Tournament
- Varsity wins 4th consecutive District Championship (3-2) over Okemos and advances to Regionals!
- Highlanders season ends with 4-3 loss to Holt in the Regional semi-finals.

2015 Post-Season Honors:
- All State (1st Team) & Dream Team: Austin Palo
- All State Academic: Chris Ackerman & Joe Corsten
- All District: Chris Ackerman, Riley Bennett, Joe Corsten, Austin Palo, Justin Mercer
- All District Academic: Chris Ackerman, Joe Corsten
- All KLAA: Chris Ackerman, Riley Bennett, Joe Corsten, Austin Palo, Justin Mercer
- All County: 1st team: Chris Ackerman, Rilely Bennett, Joe Corsten, Austin Palo. 2nd Team: Caleb Baalgard, Justin Mercer. Honorable Mention: Brett Chaperon, Spencer Ford, Brendan Merians, Jake Shields
Captains: Chris Ackerman, Joe Corsten & Austin Palo

JV 2015 Summary:
- JV Ends Season With a 19-6 Record!
- 175 Runs Scored, 78 Runs Against

FRESHMAN 2015 Summary:
- Freshman end season with a 19-6 record!
- 173 Runs Scored, Only 84 Runs Against

VARSITY 2014 Summary:
- Howell's Season Ends With 12-14 Loss to Battle Creek Lakeview In the Regional Final After Defeating Portage
Northern 4-2 In the First Round Regional Playoff Game.
- Howell Wins Third Consecutive District Championship!
- Howell Wins 4th Consecutive Shelander Tournament With 18-2 Win Over Brighton!

2014 Post Season Honors:
- All State (2nd Team): Jordan Leyder
- All Region: Jordan Leyder
- All District: Ben Balgaard, James Edwards, Darren Ford, Alex Duffy, Jordan Leyder
- All District Academic: Chris Ackerman, Ben Balgaard, Joe Corsten, Darren Ford
- All KLAA: Ben Balgaard, Joe Corsten, Darren Ford, James Edwards, Jordan Leyder
- All County: 1st team: Ben Balgaard and Jorday Leyder. 2nd Team: Joe Corsten, Alex Duffy, Darren Ford and Jeff Edwards. Honorable Mention: Riley Bennett, Nathan Holms, Justin Mercer and Austin Palo
Captains: BenBalgaard, Joe Corsten, James Edwards, Nate Holms

JV 2014 Summary:
- JV Finished 2014 Season with a 15-4 Record (.780 Winning Percentage) with 191 Runs Scored and Only 62 Runs Against!
- JV Wins Ann Arbor Pioneer Tournament With 3 Victories.

FRESHMAN 2014 Summary:
- Freshman Finished 2014 Season with a 18-6 Record (.750 Winning Percentage) with 136 Runs Scored and Only 66 Runs Against!

VARSITY 2013 Season Summary:
- Finished 2013 With A .805 Winning Percentage (33-8)
- Second Consecutive Trip To The MHSAA Final-Four
- Won State QTR-Finals (11-1) Over Temperence Bedford!
- Click To See Video
- Repeat MHSAA Regional Champions
- MHSAA District Champions For Second Consecutive Year
- 2nd Place In KLAA Lakes-West
- 3rd Consecutive Shelander Title!

2013 Post Season Honors:
- All State & Dream Team: Tyler Bradner
- All Region: Tyler Bradner
- All Region Academic: Joe Corsten, Darren Ford
- All District: DJ Arnold, Tyler Bradner, Jonny Cheshire, James Edwards, Darren Ford, Joe Corsten
- All District Academic: Cody Wiggins, Darren Ford, Chris Ackerman, Joe Corsten
- All KLAA: DJ Arnold, Tyler Bradner, Jonny Cheshire, Darren Ford, Joe Corsten
- All County: DJ Arnold, Tyler Bradner, Jonny Cheshire, James Edwards, Darren Ford, Cody Wiggins, Joe Corsten
Captains: DJ Arnold

JV 2013 Summary:
- Finished 2013 Season With a .885 Winning Percentage (23-3)
- Scored 203 Runs While Only Allowing 74 Runs Against
- Mt. Morris VARSITY Tournament Champions!
- Grand Ledge Tournament Champions

FRESHMAN 2013 Summary:
- Finished 2013 Season With a .820 Winning Percentage (20-4-1)
- Scored 213 Runs While Only Allowing 65 Runs Against
- 2013 Stockbridge JV Tournament Champions!
Varsity 2012 Summary:
- Howell's Run for the State Championship Ends at the Final Four with a (3-2) loss to Warren DeLaSalle
Click for You-Tube Video of Last Out VS Brighton
- Howell Wins State Quarterfinal (4-3) Over Brighton and Advances to State Semifinals @ Bailey Park in Battle Creek!!! (See Photo Album)
- VARSITY WINS REGIONALS with an extra inning, come-from-behind, win against Holt (8-7) and a 8-1 victory over Dexter!!!
Varsity wins Districts for 1st time since 2003!
- Highlanders Repeat as Shelander Tournament Champions!

2012 Post Season Honors:
- All State & Dream Team: Josh Vyletel
- All Region: Josh Vyletel & Greg Cauley
- All District: Josh Vyletel, Greg Cauley, DJ Arnold, Brandon Risacher & Mike Lentine
- All KLAA: Josh Vyletel, Greg Cauley, Brandon Risacher & Tyler Bradner
- All County: Josh Vyletel, Greg Cauley, Brandon Risacher & DJ Arnold
Captains: Greg Cauley

JV 2012 Summary:
- Finished The 2012 Season With a .786 Winning Percentage (22-6)
2012 Frankenmuth JV Classic Tournament Champions!
- Scored 183 Runs While Only Allowing 64 Runs Against

Freshman 2012 Summary:
- Finished The 2012 Season With a .833 Winning Percentage (27-5-1)
2012 Farmington Hills Tournament Champions!
- Scored 227 Runs While Only Allowing 109 Runs Against
- Started the New Parker Field Off With a Winning Tradition!



Team Awards

State Champions
 
Champions - 1904 & 1910
Lee "Shelander Classic":
Champions - 1977, 1978, 1979, 1985, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
District Champions: 
Champions - 1922, 1930, 1931, 1977, 1992, 1994, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
League Champions:
Champions - 1952, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1978, 2016
County Champions:
Champions - 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931
Regional Champions: 
Champions - 2012, 2013


Individual Awards

Individual Records
All-State

11 - Sam Weatherly (2016)
10 -  Austin Palo (2015)
9 - Jordan Leyder (2014)
8 - Tyler Bradner (2013) 
7 - Josh Vyletel (2012)
6 - Eric Henderson (2011)
5 - Bill McCann (1990) 
4 - David Hibner (1977) 
3 - Karl Pohl (1976) 
2 - Fred 'Chesty' Van Blarcum (1940) 
1 - Bert Tooley (1904)
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