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Prep Baseball Nebraska 2024 High School Preview: Gross Catholic Cougars

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: Gross Catholic
Nickname: Cougars
X: @GrossHSBaseball
Class: B
Conference: River City
Head Coach: Jim Hempel
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 3 (45-31)
2023 Overall Record: 18-8
2023 Post-Season Finish: Class B 3rd Place

# of Returning Starters: 5
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning:3
# of Starters Lost: 4
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3


Isaac Bies 1B / Gross Catholic, NE / 2024



Charlie Yeshnowski RHP / Gross Catholic, NE / 2026



Carson Kozeal / NA, NE / 2024



  • Colby Duncan, 2024, IF/RHP
  • Jack Miller, 2024, RHP/IF
  • Bryson Sargent, 2025, OF/LHP


Connor Capece - Creighton
Joseph Rempe - Moberly CC
Luke Bies - McCook CC
Kyle Capece - Briar Cliff


"We return a solid core of players from the Class B third place finish in 2023. Replacing All-Nebraska player Connor Capece will be a challenge but the Cougars feel good about the arms they return in Bies, Miller and Yeshnowski. Gross will also return two outfielders in Nate Pechar (CF) and Bryson Sargent along with three infielders in Miller, Kozeal and Duncan. Kozeal's offensive emergence in legion ball will provide the middle of the order bat to help in run production." - Jim Hempel, Head Coach