Hill College baseball team looks to build off preseason record as conference play is scheduled to begin on March 16

  Jessyca Brown
  Monday, March 14, 2022 9:29 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Coach Rateike

Hill College’s baseball team looks to carry over its 2022 pre-conference winning record into conference play beginning next week.

Head Coach Chris Rateike, who is now coaching in his 15th season for the Rebels, said his team is prepared for a powerful conference lineup that includes three nationally-ranked programs including McLennan Community College (No. 5), Weatherford College (No. 13), and Temple College (No. 20).

Rateike also has a relatively young team comprised of 34 freshmen and only 13 sophomores.

Hill College currently boasts a 12-4 record as the team prepares for conference play, including a perfect 9-0 mark at home. The Rebels will be put to the test early as they open the conference season with back-to-back series against both McLennan Community College and Weatherford College.

Hill College will host McLennan Community College in a doubleheader on March 16. The first game is scheduled to begin at noon (seven innings); followed by the second game at 2 p.m. (nine innings).

Once conference play begins, the Rebels will have 31 games in 53 days.

The final game of the regular season is May 7 against Ranger College in Ranger.


2022 Hill College Baseball Roster (alphabetically, by last name)

25 – Wyatt Anderson, P (Cochrane, AB)

30 – Alan Benhardt, P/OF (Malakoff)

10 – Breck Carver, P (Argyle)

37 – Haeven Cichocki, P (Prosper)

3 – Chase Donovan, P (Georgetown)

36 – Blayne Fritcher, P (Giddings)

15 – JoJo Grimes, P (Peaster)

11 – Naut Kragt, P (Badhoevedorp, NL)

39 – Jelle Van Der Lelie, P (Amsterdam, NL)

23 – Ryan Markwardt, P (Itasca)

29 – Camron Montz, P (Copper Canyon)

1 – Kyle Mosley, P (Mansfield)

31 – Ronnie Muirhead, P (Dayton)

34 – Will Piejko, P (Austin)

33 – Scott Prins, P (Badhoevedorp, NL)

32 – Zander Ramey, P (Denison)

40 – Gehrig Schreiber, P (League City)

38 – Cade Stapleton, P (Dayton)

27 – Jarrett Tadlock, P (Pearland)

20 – Landon Turner, P (Frisco)

41 – Jacob Wiggins, P (Katy)

17 – Ryan Windsor, P (Sugarland)

21 – Casey Workman, P (McKinney)

5 – Jean Juc Bussieres, C (Edmonton, AB)

43 – Hunter Rebando, C (Argyle)

9 – Cayden Earnhart, C (Denison)

12 – Beau Preston, C (Prosper)

8 – Tait Joynt, SS/P (Austin)

45 – Lpwie lIN, 1B/OF (Miami, FL)

6 – Jagger Schattle, P/1B (Richardson)

28 – Leo Parra, SS (San Antonio)

7 – Case Pettis, SS (Prosper)

26 – Tyler Puls, SS (Palm Desert, CA)

35 – Rilan Quinones, SS (San Antonio)

18 – Ben Turay, SS (Lexington, KY)

42 – Diego Villescas, SS (Pharr)

2 – Cade Sanchez, 3B (Houston)

24 – Eric Garcia, 3B (Grand Prairie)

44 – Cristian Garcia, OF (Katy)

16 – Dalton Kramer, OF (Devine)

4 – Riley Light, OF (Melbourne, AUS)

19 – Hayden Blair, OF (Katy)

14 – Cade Tucker, OF (Krum)

22 – Braden Wallace, OF (Buda)

Head Coach – Chris Rateike

Assistant Coach – Travis Spinney


Schedule information may be found on the Hill College Athletics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HillCollegeAthletics, the athletics portion of the website at https://www.hillcollege.edu/Athletics/.