Hannibal Cavemen

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Hannibal Cavemen
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Team Logo
League Prospect League (West Division)
Location Hannibal, Missouri
Ballpark Clemens Field
Year founded 2009
Former name(s) Hannibal Cavemen (2009-present)
Colors Black, gold, gray
Ownership Roland Hemond, Bob Hemond, Rick DeStefane, Ryan Klesko, Woody Williams
Manager Jay Hemond
Media Hannibal Couier-Post
Website hannibalcavemen.com

The Hannibal Cavemen are a collegiate summer league baseball team located in Hannibal, Missouri, in the United States. They are a member of the West Division of the summer collegiate Prospect League.

History[edit]

Built in 1938, Clemens Field had fallen into disrepair in recent years. Having last hosted professional baseball in 1955, the city debated whether Clemens Field was worth preserving. Soon afterwards, a group led by Roland Hemond (advisor to Arizona Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall) stepped forward with a plan to renovate Clemens Field and make it home to a 2009 team in the Central Illinois Collegiate League.

On June 10, ground was broken for Clemens Field's renovation. Almost two months later, on August 1, the Cavemen announced their name, which is an homage to the numerous caves in Hannibal which are popular with tourists.

On November 11, the CICL announced it was merging into the new Prospect League, which the Cavemen will be joining as a member of the West Division.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position School/ Hometown Height Weight W/T
1 Alan Cheatham INF/C Principia College 6'2" 195 R/R
2 Jake Mangler INF University of Iowa 6'1 185 R/R
3 Matt Burton OF Mississippi Valley State University 5'11" 200 L/R
6 Ethan Schlechte P/INF Maple Woods Community College 6'4" 195 L/R
7 Mark Sappington P Rockhurst University 6'4" 212 R/R
8 Nick Rountree C/INF University of Arkansas - Little Rock 6'1" 205 R/R
12 Ray Fuentes INF Isabela, Puerto Rico 5'11" 175 S/R
15 Jeff Zimmerman 1B/P Northern Illinois University 6'3" 210 L/L
18 Mark Himmelburg P Rockhurst University 6'2" 195 R/R
19 Jake Hermsen P/OF Northern Illinois University 6'0" 210 R/L
23 Trey Lang P/OF Mesa, AZ 6'3" 235 R/R
25 Cody Parker P Mississippi Valley State University 5'10" 180 R/R
26 Coklin Nguyen P Louisiana State University 5'10" 170 R/R
27 Kyle Glancy P Northern Illinois University 6'2" 190 R/R
28 Kyle Haen OF University of Iowa 5'11" 170 L/L
30 Dustin Lawson P Lee University 6'4" 185 R/R
32 Michael Tucker C Anderson University 6'4" 185 R/R
34 Randal Meyer P Louisiana State University 6'0" 175 R/R
35 Justin Barnes 1B/OF University of Arkansas - Little Rock 6'3" 235 L/L
36 AJ Martin P Central Methodist University 6'5" 255 R/R
37 James Coon P Culver - Stockton College 5'10" 190 L/L
41 C.K. Irby P/INF Samford University 6'2" 195 R/R
45 Mike Zoellner P/OF Northwestern College 5'10" 195 L/L

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