Top-10 Stories of 2019: No. 10 Andrean's Dave Pishkur Becomes Indiana HS Baseball Wins Leader

Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

In his 40th season in charge of the Andrean High School 59ers, Dave Pishkur had another successful spring in 2019. His team won another state title, his seventh overall (2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019) and third time going back-to-back. He also coached the 2019 PBR Player of the year in Michael Doolin.

In May Pishkur became just the second Indiana high school baseball coach to reach 1,000 career victories; the other being Ken Schreiber who ended his high school coaching career with a total of 1,010 wins. 

After victory number 1,000 Pishkur noted that it took 22 seasons to get to win No. 500 and 18 to reach 1,000.

“I guess we’ve figured something out in the last 18,” says Pishkur. “We send the same message every year. One guy for 40 years at the same institution doesn’t hurt at all. I’ve surrounded myself with great assistant coaches with integrity. They’re definitely engaged in what Andrean has done and understand the tradition of Andrean.”

Entering the Regional semi-final of this year's state tournament on June 1st, Pishkur was just one win from breaking Schreiber's all time record. It only took five innings for the 59ers to advance to the Regional Championship game, upending Griffith 11-0 and giving their Head Coach win number 1,011 and the overall record.

Andrean went on to win three more games, including their seventh state title, bringing the now all-time winningest Indiana high school baseball coach's career wins total to 1,014.

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