2023 Season Update

Please note these important dates for the upcoming season:

  • Tryouts scheduled for March 20-23 (Mon-Thu).
  • Team rosters will be posted here on Thu., March 23 evening
  • Practice kicks off on Friday, March 24.
  • Photos – all teams/coaches/managers: Saturday morning, March 25 (time TBA) 
game schedules

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Support Tonka Baseball

Skippers Alumni Players, Parents and Fans – we need your help in keeping Veterans the “premier high school baseball field” in the state. Please consider a monetary donation to Minnetonka Baseball. Learn more at https://bit.ly/tbfund

2022 Season review

2022 Rosters game scores 2022 Program  


Team News

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Players take a break from setup duty for the 2023 North American Pond Hockey Championship on Lake Minnetonka

 
team volunteerism

It's become a tradition for Skippers Baseball to assist with board installation for the North American Pond Hockey Championship on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior. A great way to serve the community, have some fun and bond before the season kicks off. Nicely done, fellas! 

tonka baseball on twitter

Please follow @TonkaBaseball_1 on Twitter for announcements and information throughout the year. (And, don't forget to follow @TonkaSkippers for news and information on ALL Skippers activities.)

Skippers Record Book

Coaching Awards
  • Skippers Head Coach Paul Twenge was inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA) Hall of Fame on January 9, 2021 along with Hallsville (Missouri) High School Coach Barry Koeneke. Both were formally recognized along with the 2020 class of four in December 2021 at the NHSBCA Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. 
  • Head Coach Paul Twenge was chosen as one of eight finalists for the 2019 National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) National Coach of the Year Award. 
  • Coach Twenge and Coach Fasnacht both received COY awards from the NHBCA at their annual convention in late November of 2018. Over 8,000 coaches attended this event. 

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op left: Coach Twenge (third from right) receives his COY award; right: Coach Fasnacht at the awards banquet after receiving his NHBCA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

twenge tips baseball instruction

CLICK HERE to view Coach Twenge's “Twenge's Tips” Instructional Baseball Videos!

Coaching staff

Varsity

Head Coach: Paul Twenge
paul.twenge@minnetonkaschools,.org
952-401-5902

Assistant: Chris Wilson
cwilson@craig-hallum.com

Hitting: Adam Goethke
adam.goethke@gmail.com

Pitching Coach: Dave Maurer
Catching Coach: Jack Claeys

Junior Varsity

Head Coach: Ian Walkowski
walko7@comcast.net
Assistant Coach: Brendan Dye 

JV/Soph Pitching Coach: 
David Cushing

Sophomore

A Head Coach: Ryan Helgeson
ryanhelgeson14@gmail.com

B Head Coach: Rob Hager
Robert.Hager@minnetonkaschools.org
B Assistant: Nick Gabler

Freshman

Freshman Coord.: Peter Swenson
peterswenson3128@yahoo.com

A Head Coach: Bailey Melz
bailey.melz@minnetonkaschools.org

B Head Coach: Johnny Roche
John.Roche@minnetonkaschools.org
B Volunteer Coach: Josh Bakke