OMAHA, Neb. – Head coach Evan Porter announced the signing of eight student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Monday.
The Mavericks welcome Hayden Bahl, Sid deMayo, Grant Goldston Jack Johnson, Zach Philbin, Masen Prososki, Henry Ristvedt and Mark Timmins for the 2020 season.
“We are excited about these new members to join our baseball family,” said Porter. “These spring additions boosted our remarkable fall signees to make for one of the most talented classes we’ve ever had. More importantly, all of these signees are wonderful people and will fit our culture greatly.”
The eight additions total 17 newcomers for the Maverick roster next season.
Hayden Bahl | RHP | Freshman | R/R | 6-7 | 180 | Papillion, Neb.
Bahl comes to the Maverick program as a right-handed pitcher out of Papillion La-Vista High School. During his senior spring season, he tossed 30 strikeouts with a 3-2 record on the mound and a 2.94 ERA. So far through his American Legion season, he has tallied a 2.90 ERA and a 4-1 record and 28 strikeouts through 29 innings. As a junior, he went 12-2 with 58 strikeouts. In Legion ball, he helped his team achieve a state title. He also lettered in basketball, where his team was the state runner-up during his sophomore season.
“Hayden is a big right-hander that has an incredibly high ceiling,” said Porter. “He is an imposing figure on the mound who can throw every pitch in his arsenal for a strike. He is a fierce competitor and a great person. He has had abundant success at Papio and the sky is the limit for Hayden, because of his work ethic and personality. We are looking forward to having Hayden in our baseball family.”
Sid deMayo | UTIL | Freshman | R/R | 5-11 | 180 | Omaha, Neb.
The freshman joins Porter’s program from Mount Michael Benedictine High School in Elkhorn. During his high school career, he was named Omaha World-Herald Class B All-State twice and was a three-time All-River Cities Conference honoree. He also helped his team qualify for the state tournament after winning a district title. He was also a two-time all-conference honoree in football. Academically, he garnered 2018-19 River Cities Conference All-Academic honors and is a UNO Regents Scholar.
“Sid is a natural born leader and has had an incredible career at Mount Michael,” said Porter. “He is a multiple sport athlete and was the quarterback for the Knights during his time in high school. Not only is he a great athlete, but also a great student and person. He can play multiple positions on the field and will be a wonderful addition to our program.”
Grant Goldston | OF | Junior | R/R | 6-1 | 195 | Fort Scott, Kan.
Goldston comes to Omaha as a transfer from Fort Scott Community College. With the Greyhounds, he tallied a .392 batting average, 71 hits, 54 runs, four homers, 42 RBI and a .511 on-base percentage en route to KJCCC All-Conference honors through 54 games played. During his freshman season at Fort Scott CC, he recorded a .474 batting average.
“Grant is a hard-hitting outfielder that does everything the right way,” said Porter. “He is a solid defender that can play the corners of the outfield very well. He’s had great success at Fort Scott and has been a team leader for the Greyhounds during his time there. He is an outstanding person and a great addition to our program.”
Jack Johnson | UTIL | Junior | L/R | 6-1 | 215 | St. Paul, Minn.
Johnson joins the Mavericks as a junior from Des Moines Area Community College. For the Bears, he was named All-Conference Honorable Mention as a freshman. He batted .333 as a sophomore despite sitting out the majority of the season due to injury. Over his two-year span, he drove in 33 runs with 42 hits, 36 RBI and four home runs. Johnson also tallied a .455 on-base percentage and a .548 slugging percentage through 46 career games.
“Jack is a left-handed hitting utility player that can hit for power and average,” said Porter. “His approach allows him to hit to all parts of the field and he’s a very tough out at the plate. He is a solid defender that can play multiple positions above average. He was a team leader at DMACC and we are looking forward to having Jack in our baseball family.”
Zach Philbin | LHP | Junior | L/L | 6-3 | 215 | Omaha, Neb.
Philbin, an Omaha native, recently spent two seasons at Hutchinson Community College following his years at Creighton Prep High School. During his sophomore campaign at Hutchinson, he made 18 mound appearances and tossed 29 innings, where he tallied a perfect 5-0 record, a 4.66 ERA and 35 strikeouts to just seven walks. During his time at Creighton Prep, he helped his team earn a state title and finish runner-up at the American Legion World Series as a senior in 2017.
“Zach is a big strong lefty and an imposing force on the mound. He’s a local guy who’s had two great seasons at Hutch and will be able to contribute immediately,” said Porter. “He has swing-and-miss stuff in his arsenal and a great presence when competing on the mound. We are looking forward to having Zach in our baseball family.”
Masen Prososki | INF | Senior | R/R | 5-11 | 193 | Bennington, Neb.
Prososki enters the program as a senior transfer from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. For the Warhawks, Prososki started 39 of 53 appearances and ranked fourth on his team with a .306 batting average. The Bennington, Neb., native also tallied a .366 slugging percentage and a .444 on-base percentage en route to 41 hits, 33 runs scored and 23 RBI for the 2019 season. Prior to ULM, Prososki played for Southeast Community College for two seasons.
“Masen has had success everywhere he has played and is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Porter. “He plays with a unique toughness and is fearless at the plate. He creates havoc on the bases and can turn singles into doubles very quickly. He is a plus defender and we are looking forward to him joining our program.”
Henry Ristvedt | RHP | Junior | R/R | 6-2 | 175 | Savage, Minn.
Ristvedt joins the Maverick family as a transfer from Des Moines Area Community College. For the Bears, he tossed 49.2 innings with 10 mound appearances and eight starts last season. The Savage, Minn., native recorded a team-high 50 strikeouts with a 4.35 ERA.
“Henry is coming off a great season at DMACC, where he was as consistent as can be,” said Porter. “We’ve followed Henry throughout the past year and he will be a wonderful addition to our pitching. Henry works quickly and sets a great tempo on the mound. He pounds the zone with all of his pitches and competes like mad. We are looking forward to having Henry in our program.”
Mark Timmins | RHP | Junior | R/R | 6-3 | 210 | Omaha, Neb.
Lastly, Timmins joins the Omaha baseball program after a two-year playing career at Southeast Community College, where he garnered NJCAA Second Team All-Region 9 after he posted a 2.14 ERA, a 5-3 record and 74 strikeouts. Through 14 mound appearances, he made 11 starts with 64 innings pitched. During his freshman season, he helped his team to the regional championship with a 3-0 record and a 3.74 ERA, as his squad went 43-15.
“Mark is an outstanding addition to our pitching staff,” said Porter. “We followed Mark when he attended Omaha Central and throughout his time at SCC. He has grown into an incredibly competitive pitcher and can throw multiple pitches for strikes in any count. While recruiting Mark, we drew comparisons in his delivery to Payton Kinney. Mark is a great person and we look forward to having him in our baseball family.”