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2024 Prep Baseball Iowa High School Preview: Wapsie Valley Warriors

Joann Martin
Prep Baseball Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2024 High School season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team: Wapsie Valley
Nickname: Warriors
X: @wapsiebaseball
Class: 1A
Conference: NICL East
Head Coach: Tom Joecken
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 10 (141-171)
2023 Overall Record: 24-13
2023 Post-Season Finish: Lost District Final

# of Returning Starters: 6
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 6
# of Starters Lost: 3
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 5


Tucker Ladeburg, P/C/UT, 2024 (Wartburg commit)
Jake Schoer, C/OF, 2024 (Simpson commit)
Blake Hesse, P/C/UT, 2026
Hunter Curley, P/OF, 2026
Garet Shannon, P/SS, 2026
Bryar Bellis, P/OF, 2027
Tyler Schoer, P/OF, 2027 




”After a solid 24-win 2023 season and playing for a district title, Wapsie Valley will return 6 bats from their starting lineup and 6 varsity pitchers. There are high hopes for making a run at State, with a very talented group of 9th/10th graders, combined with a mix of standout seniors. We have a chance to be a very solid group. Pitching and defense should be our strength. Wapsie will also be a nice hitting team and run the bases well.” - TOM JOECKEN, Head Coach