Tournament Team Perks

Exciting Event for the VLL 10U Tournament Team

Verona Little League was excited to welcome hometown hero, former Verona Wildcat, and Minnesota Twin, Ben Rortvedt to the hitting facility in mid January. Ben spent a few hours with the boys stressing the importance of skills and fundamentals centered around hitting. The kids and coaches appreciated Ben’s time and expertise. Not only did he provide some solid fundamental work but he also took a few pitches from Coach Steve Fenrick while the players watched. He ended with signing autographs which ranged from balls to hats. Ben Rortvedt was 4 year varsity starter and 1st team all state catcher in 2015 & 2016. He was drafted 56th overall by the Minnesota Twins in 2016 and this past summer played for the Class A Cedar Rapids Kernals of the Midwest League.

IMG_3147 IMG_3144 IMG_3142 IMG_3139

MORE…..Exciting Events for the VLL 10U Tournament Team

Verona Little League was excited to welcome former UW-Stevens Point and minor league player Justin Jirshele to the hitting facility on February 9, 2017. Justin’s message was working hard to achieve what you want in the future. He also stressed and worked one on one with each player’s hitting stance, swing, and finish. The kids and coaches appreciated Justin’s time and expertise. In 2017, Coach Jirschele, at the age of 27, was the youngest manager in professional baseball for the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Chicago White Sox Single A affiliate team. Coach Jirschele’s older brother, Jeremy, is the head baseball coach at UW Stevens Point. His father, Mike, is the 3rd base coach for the Kansas City Royals.

IMG_3239 IMG_3237 IMG_3238 IMG_3232 IMG_3233 IMG_3230