Weisheipl Named Cabrini's First Baseball Coach

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Nick Weisheipl has been hired as Cabrini's first baseball coach, Director of Athletics and Recreation Brad Koch recently announced. Baseball, the College's 17th intercollegiate sport, will begin the first non-traditional season in fall 2016, with the first traditional season to start in spring 2017 read more

Nick Weisheipl

Camp Director: Head Coach Cabrini College

 

Nick Weisheipl was named Cabrini’s first head baseball coach in August 2015.

Weisheipl comes to Cabrini College after two seasons at West Chester University, where he helped lead the Golden Rams to the 2015 NCAA Regional; guiding the offense to a nearly 30 point improvement in team batting average. The 2015 squad produced St. Louis Cardinals draft pick and PSAC East Division Player of the Year Dylan Tice, along with three other all-conference selections.

Prior to West Chester, Weisheipl was the pitching coach, recruiting coordinator, and director of camps for Villanova University. During his time at Villanova, Weisheipl developed four pitchers who were drafted into professional baseball, significantly increased youth and prospect camp attendance, assisted in summer league placements, and spear headed national level recruiting.

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Mickey Morandini

Camp Staff

 

Newly named 1st Base Coach of the Phillies! MLB All Star in 1995 with 11 years in the MLB as a player, most notably for the Phillies, but also a member of the Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays. Widely considered one of the best defensive 2B to play the game. A key member for Phillies’ run to the World Series in 1993. Originally drafted in 1988 out of Indiana University, he wasted no time in cracking the big league roster with his debut in 1990. Regularly among the league leaders in triples and fielding percentage. Mickey played over 1300 games in the big leagues with a lifetime average of .268. One of only 12 major leaguers to ever record an unassisted triple play.

 

Rod Johnson

Camp Staff

 

Former All-American infielder at Temple who helped lead the Owls to the College World Series in 1977. Playing for legendary coach Skip Wilson, Johnson batted .399 in his career. In 1978, he was named a second team All-American, AACBC first team All-East selection as well as the ECC Player of the Year. Following his senior year, Johnson was a draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 1979 and was named the organization’s Minor League Rookie of the Year that same season. He played in the Reds system from 1979-82. Johnson served as the senior assistant coach at Villanova University for 13 seasons.

 

Dylan Tice

Camp Staff

 

Current infielder in St. Louis Cardinals minor league system. Grad of West Chester University. PSAC East Division POY and All-Region selection in 2015. Tice, a Tino Martinez Award semifinalist which is handed out to the Division II national player of the year, hit .433 on the year (65-for-150) with 16 doubles, 5 triples and 11 home runs while striking out just seven times in 188 plate appearances. Tice also scored 59 runs on the year. He authored a .827 slugging percentage and a .548 on-base percentage offensively and only made 13 errors in the field (.935 fielding percentage).

 

Cory Wine

Camp Staff

 

Penn State alum and grandson of longtime Phillies infielder Bobby Wine. Four year starter at 1B for the Nittany Lions. Played at Stillwater (OK) High School, same as St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday. Cory was All-State game MVP in 05? and hit .476 as a senior with 14HR’s and 64RBIs. Wine was selected to play in the Area Code games showcase in Long Beach, At PSU he finished 3rd in hits and 5th in RBI’s. Drafted in 09? by the Phillies. The following year started in the American Association playing for the Amarillo Dillas and was named player of the month by hitting .391 2HR 20RBI to start the season.

 

Jimmy Yezzo

Camp Staff

 

Slugging 1B for the University of Delaware drafted in the 7th round by the Washington Nationals. A first team All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, led the CAA with a .410 batting average and 28 doubles during the 2013 season and also ranked second in the league with 13 home runs and 64 runs batted in. He committed just one error in 515 chances at first base. Drilled 13 HRs for Hagerstown in 2013. Currently playing for the Washington WildThings of the Frontier League.

 

Rich Prall

Camp Staff

 

All Atlantic 10 catcher at La Salle University. Prall’s name is all over the record books at La Salle. Prall finished his career at La Salle as the team’s all-time leader in at-bats (760), while placing second in hits (258), third in doubles (50), fourth in total bases (359), and sixth in RBI (127). He was drafted by the Phillies and reached low-A level Williamsport.

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