Varsity

VARSITY

PLAYERS

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Anthony Marquez - Senior, #3

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Jackson Estes - Senior, #4

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Ethan Hott - Senior, #5

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Jacky Jimenez - Senior, #6

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Andrew Carroll - Senior, #7

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Slader Spoor - Senior, #10

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Andrew Mings- Senior, #11

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Aydin Chippindall- Junior, #12

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Cody Estes - Junior, #14

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Colin Christensen - Senior, #16

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Jackson Babione - Junior, #17

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Andrew Clemmer - Senior, #19

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Max Mazinter- Junior, #21

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Hayden Lewis - Senior, #22

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Aidan Young - Senior, #23

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Luis Ozuna - Junior, #24

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Wyatt Halvorson - Junior, #25

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Chris Newstrom - Sophomore, #26

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Kyle Jantz- Junior, #27

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Reece Van Devander - Sophomore, #28

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Landon Penney - Junior, #29

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Rj Seminoff - Junior, #30

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Liu Rodriguez - Freshman, #32

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Miles Vandenheuvel - Junior, #33

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Tyler Hansen - Junior, #34

COACHES

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Troy Gerlach - Varsity Head Coach

Coach Gerlach is beginning his third year at Chaparral and 21st overall year as a coach at the high school and collegiate level. During his first two years at Chaparral, the Firebirds were 17-10 and qualified as a top-8 seed in the 2021 State Tournament, losing to the eventual State Champion, Liberty High School in the quarter-finals. Prior to Chaparral, Coach Gerlach spent seven years as the head coach at Arcadia High School in Phoenix, where they made the State Playoffs four times. He has spent the last nine years coaching and scouting for USA Baseball. In 2018, he was an assistant coach for the 15u National Team, winning Gold at the WBSC World Championships in Panama.

 

“It’s an honor and privilege to be the head baseball coach at Chaparral! The tradition that this program has is second to none and we look forward to adding to that tradition!”

 

Coach Gerlach prides himself on hard work and accountability, focusing on B.I.R.D.S. Brotherhood, Integrity, Relentless, Discipline, and Selfless – all character traits of Chaparral Baseball!

 
 
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Joshua Ellison - Varsity Assistant Coach, Hitting and Outfield Coach

Entering his third year as the Varsity assistant coach, and his second year as the Varsity hitting and outfield coach, Joshua began his coaching career after a five-year professional career. This will be his 14th high school baseball season. He’s grateful to baseball for providing him with the opportunity to work with USA baseball.

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Royal Clayton - Varsity Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach

Coach Royal Clayton joined the Firebirds Baseball program in the Fall of 2021. Coach Clayton pitched for Arizona State University from 1983-87, when he was then drafted in the 15th round to the New York Yankees in 1987. He played from 1987-1994 in the Yankees organization before playing for the Taiwan Professional League from 1995-96. In 1997, he went on to pitch in both the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles organizations, before turning his career to coaching. Coach Clayton was a pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998-2003, and the Kansas City Royals from 2003-2005. He is the older brother of Royce Clayton, a 17-year player in the MLB.