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Prep Baseball Nebraska 2024 High School Preview: Grand Island Islanders

Parker Hageman
Prep Baseball Nebraska

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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: Grand Island
Nickname: Islanders
Class: A
Conference:  Heartland Athletic
Head Coach: Kirby Wells
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 3 (34-38)
2023 Overall Record: 15-11
2023 Post-Season Finish: Class A 3rd Place
2024 Preseason Ranking: 10th 

# of Returning Starters: 3
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 1
# of Starters Lost: 5
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2


Cohen Nelson LHP / Grand Island , NE / 2024



Sam Dinkelman SS / Grand Island Northwest, NE / 2025



Broxton Barrientos OF / Grand Island, NE / 2025



Gage Gannon C / Grand Island, NE / 2025




Cole Evans-Nebraska
Riley Plummer- Doane
Cohen Evans-Cloud County
Cole Sweley- York
Kaden Kuusela- Hastings College
Jaden Jurgensmier- Hastings College
Evan Gydesen- Northeast Community College
Tyler Fay- Alabama
Rans Sanders- Nebraska
Aiden Keyes- York
Jacob Nesvara- Doane
Eli Arends- Hutch


"We will be a young group of kids with not a lot of experience at the varsity level, but during the summer several of players played on our senior legion team that was a state tournament team and won a game in the summer at the state tournament. Looking to build off our strong finish from a year ago." - Kirby Wells, Head Coach