New American Legion Baseball Coaches In Hastings Announced | Sports
The Hastings Baseball Committee on Friday announced the American Legion’s head coaches for the 2021 season. Following the departure of Five Points Bank head coach Kevin Asher, some familiar coaches have taken on new positions while a new face will also take its place on the diamond this summer.
Blake Marquardt will be the new head coach of Five Points Bank, who will be leaving Johnson Imperial Homes. He is the 30th head coach of the Legion’s top team since 1932. Marquardt was the Legion’s program head coach for nine years, including the last seven years as a JIH coach, leading them to a record. from 224-94 (.704). He also coached Runza for two years.
Nate Story will take over as head coach of Johnson Imperial Homes. Story will be entering his seventh year of training for our Legion. He was Runza’s head coach for five years (2015-2019) before he was JIH’s assistant coach in 2020, as there was no Runza team during the unprecedented year of fighting the pandemic. of COVID-19.
BJ Pumroy is expected to be Runza’s new head coach. Pumroy, who is the athletic director of Hastings College, was the head coach of Truman State University for eight seasons. He was also an assistant coach at Truman State and coached at the high school level.
The baseball committee has said he will miss Asher, but he is also excited about the future of American Legion baseball in Hastings.
“These coaches look forward to their new roles and opportunities and once again bring the ballers of Adams Central, Hastings High and St. Cecilia together to take on the best American Legion teams in Nebraska and the country,” the committee said in a statement. Press release.