S: 2011 GILBERT BASEBALL
FC: 2011 GILBERT BASEBALL | 2A STATE RUNNER-UP
3: 2011 State Baseball Tournament
4: THE COACHES
5: 2011 Team Roster 0 Walker Day Junior 1 Mack Boothe Junior 2 Zach Grouwinkel Sophomore 3 Jake Rhoads Sophomore 4 Joe Goodman Senior 5 Ben Schneider Senior 8 Carlton Jones Junior 10 Deven Miller Senior 12 Isaac Maffett Senior 13 Jordan Knock Sophmore 15 Drew Mullenbach Junior 16 Alex Thousand Sophomore 21 Patrick Clancy Junior 22 Michael Herrington Junior 24 Joseph Battles Junior 27 Parker Christian Junior 31 Riley Austin Sophomore 33 AJ Rutter Junior 45 Grant Fleener Sophomore Alex Buchheit Junior Jarrod Gescheidler 8th Grade Even Johnson Freshman Karl Terrones Head Coach Andrew Murdoch Assistant Coach Troy Stout Assistant Coach Anthony Terrones Bat boy
6: The Coaches
8: 2011 Baseball Gilbert Tigers Guided by Head Coach Karl Terrones, the Gilbert Tiger baseball team completed its 2009 campaign with the best in school history. We don't believe anyone could have envisioned the amazing and magical journey the Tigers would take us on. Throughout the season, this tremendous team stepped up to each challenge. Gilbert captured the conference title for the first time since 1987 and battled their way to the school's very first state baseball tournament appearance. CONGRATULATIONS!
9: Saturday, July 30 2011 2-A Championship Game Gilbert vs Davis County
10: #13 Jordan Knock | #14 Jarrod Gescheidler | #33 AJ Rutter | #1 Mack Boothe | #27 Parker Christian | #15 Drew Mullenbach | Batter
11: #12 Isaac Maffett | # 0 Walker Day | #4 Joe Goodman | #8 Carlton Jones | #5 Ben Schneider | Anthony Terrones Age 8 - Bat Boy | Up!
12: The Headlines June 17 - Pitchers rule on a night of oddities; Gilbert, North Polk have 49 strikeouts June 27 - Big second inning lifts Tigers to 11-1 win July 3 - Goodman shuts down Norse July 7 - BACK ON TOP - Gilbert claims first conference title since 1987 July 10 - Gilbert stays on hot streak July 12 - Six-run 10th inning lifts Tigers July 15 - Tigers move on to district finals July 19 - Gilbert hits way to sub-state July 22 - Gilbert going to state July 25 - Underdog Tigers savor first state berth July 28 - Gilbert makes history in debut
13: BASEBALL Pitchers rule on a night of oddities Strikeouts in one game Top prep performance in Iowa history Gilbert (Joe Goodman 20, Joe Stoker 10) vs. North Polk, 14 innings, June 15, 2009 | Gilbert and North Polk engaged in a strikeout fest that lasted 14 innings and set two state records: most strikeouts in a game by one team and most by both teams combined. Joe Goodman and Joe Stoker combined for 30 strikeouts for Gilbert during the 5-3 victory. That topped the former record of 24 by Cris Schoon of Anamosa in a 11-inning game June 8, 1977, against Valley of Elgin. Goodman had 20 strikeouts in nine innings - the maximum an Iowa high school pitcher can work in a game - and Stoker added 10. Gilbert and North Polk combined for 49 strikeouts, besting the mark of 43 by Anamosa and Valley in the 1977 game that was suspended after 11 inning and never completed. "It was Little League night, too," North Polk coach Dave Middleton said of the game that ended after 11:30 pm. "I think most of the kids probably went home before it was over." Mike Pauly of Winterset, the home plate umpire, said the game was a highlight of his 53 years of officiating baseball "If they weren't swinging, I was ringing," Pauly said. Gilbert coach Karl Terrones was stunned by the numbers. "I new (Goodman) came off of a 14-strikeout performance last Wednesday against Bondurant-Farrar," Terrones said, "but North Polk is known for putting the ball in play. I never dreamed that we'd have that many strikeouts against a North Polk team." Middleton said losing a game when his pitchers combined for 19 strikeouts was an oddity. "You wouldn't think it would happen very often," he said, "but that's the funny thing about baseball." The game was scoreless until Gilbert scored five runs in the top of the 14th inning and held North Polk to three runs in the bottom of the frame....A bus load of hungry players suggested an idea for postgame food after the late finish, Terrones said. "The kids asked if we could have breakfast on the way home," Terrones said. The Des Moines Register
15: The Journey
17: July 14, 2009 Homerun! Isabella Sophia Terrones, daughter of Colbi and Coach Karl Terrones arrived during the first inning of district play between Gilbert and North Polk on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Within minutes after her birth, cell phone pictures were being passed around the bleachers and the announcement of her arrival was broadcasted. Earlier in the day, Gilbert team members showed up in the waiting room of the hospital wearing their gift and giving their coaching advice to the father-to-be. In return, Coach Terrones had the opportunity for a pregame pep talk knowing he would be missing the game. Gilbert went on to win over North Polk 3-1 and advance to the district finals.
18: GILBERT GOING TO STATE Close-knit Tigers moves on the state for first time in school history BY BEN GOULDSMITH Staff Writer BOONE - Hours before the first pitch of Tuesday night's Class 2A substate final at Memorial Park, Gilbert's baseball team took a trip to HuHot Mongolian Grill in West Des Moines. Besides the obvious benefit of filling the stomachs of a group of hungry teenagers, the trip served as a continuation of a summer-long strategy for the Tigers. One day, the team went to a west Ames bowling alley after practice. Another time, a group of players went swimming. The goal: become friends outside of baseball and hope that chemistry translates into good results on the field. After Gilbert's 3-0 win against East Sac County, it's hard to argue with the results: The Tigers are going to the state baseball tournament for the first time in school history. "You can have all the talent in the world, but if you don't like one another and you play 35 games together, you're not going to gel and you're not going to play good baseball," Gilbert coach Karl Terrones said. Considering the Tiger's emphasis on team chemistry, it was fitting that Tuesday's final out was recorded on a double play One inning earlier, Gilbert turned a first double play for the first two outs of the sixth. Gilbert catcher Logan Maffett, one of five senior starters, said team outings throughout the season have kept the Tigers a close-knit group. "We didn't have a motto or anything," Maffett said. "We just wanted to win games, and obviously we've been doing that." As the wins piled up, so did Gilbert's accomplishments. The Tigers (25-6) set a school record for wins in a season, won the Heart of Iowa Conference title for the first time in more than a | decade and were playing in a substate final for the first time since 1992. Gilbert will play in a state quarterfinal Monday at Principal Park in Des Moines. The opponent and time weren't available Tuesday night. "This team learned how to win this year, and they expected to win," Terrones said. The Tigers put themselves in good position early in Tuesday's contest. Maffett's RBI double in the top of the first inning scored fellow senior Blake DeBont, who had reached base on an East Sac County error. Gilbert then added single runs in the second and seventh innings. That was more that enough support for sophomore right-hander Joe Goodman, who threw a complete-game shutout. The Tigers' ace limited East Sac County (24-4) to four hits. He struck out five, walked none and routinely got ahead in the count, flustering the Raider's hitters and inducing a bevy of ground outs and fly balls. "He didn't mess around," Terrones said of Goodman. Maffett paced Gilbert's offense with three doubles. Goodman and Walker Day each added a pair of singles. After the Tigers' final double play sparked a brief celebration near the pitcher's mound, they were given a state qualifier banner, which they unfurled and posed for pictures with. "This proves we had a good team this year," Maffett said, "but we're still not done." THE TRIBUNE - AMES, IOWA
21: By Ben Gouldsmith Staff Writer GILBERT - Usually by the time postseason begins Gilbert coach Karl Terrones has the trash bags handy. He did no such thing this season, and the Tigers are still playing. Terrones said in the past that he's always brought garbage bags on the bus when district play starts. That way, when his team lost, he didn't have to worry about collecting uniforms from players who | may be on vacation, at the swimming pool or anywhere other than the baseball diamond. "I did not want to jinx them," Terrones said. Of course, the fourth-year coach hasn't needed that trash bag yet. Superstitious? Maybe a little bit. But Terrones avoided making any outrageous promises to the Tigers if they qualified for the state tournament. No, he said, he won't shave | his head, which is what then-Gilbert basketball coach Dave Squiers did in 1995 when his squad, with Terrones at shooting guard, qualified for state and finished runner-up.. Whether Gilbert wins or loses Monday, trash bags surely won't be anywhere near the team bus. And Terrones still will feel good about his team's breakout season, even if he is a little sleep deprived! | Five seniors helped lead the Gilbert baseball team to its first appearance in the state tournament. They are, from left Mark Johnson, Logan Maffett, Joey Lester, Ben Aretz and Blake DeBont. The Tigers will face Cherokee at 6 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Principal Park in Des Moines. | UNDERDOG TIGERS SAVOR FIRST STATE BERTH
23: EVENTS TO HONOR TEAM The Gilbert baseball team, which qualified for the Class 2A state tournament, will receive a send off at 7:30 pm Sunday at the high school baseball diamond. The Tigers will also be at The Open Flame restaurant in Gilbert on Saturday at 11 a.m. They will be there along with Jerry McNertney, a former Gilbert, Iowa State and pro baseball player. McNertney will be signing baseballs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Gilbert Historical Society. Gilbert (25-6) is the No. 6 seed at the state tournament and will play No. 3 Cherokee (25-3) on Monday at 6 p.m. at Principal Park in Des Moines. The Tigers are the first baseball team in school history to qualify for state. The Tribune - Ames, Iowa Friday, July 24, 2009
24: The Field of Dreams
28: THE FANS
32: The Youngest Fan Izzy Terrones 2 weeks old Watching the game from the sky box in Grandpa Yager's arms. Go Tigers!
34: The Action
38: The Emotions
39: "Despite making its first tournament appearance in school history, the Gilbert squad played like a group of seasoned veterans against Cherokee, which had been in the state championship game the past two years including a state title in 2007." After battling 11 innings, close to a state record, Cherokee won 1-0. | The Heartbreak
41: To all the supportive parents and fans, to the encouraging coaches and hard working players - we say thank you for an amazing season of baseball and for the memories that made 2009 so special! Photos courtesy of Ms. Deb Anderson
42: Mid-Iowa baseball coach of the year: Gilbert's Karl Terrones BY BEN GOULDSMITH STAFF WRITER There's a water tower at least 500 feet away from home plate at North Polk's baseball field in Alleman,...Did you hear about the time Karl Terrones pelted it with a home run? There's also a water tower behind the outfield fence at Ballard's field in Slater...Did you hear about the time Terrones smacked a homer that nearly hit the top of it? "Urban legends," Terrones said laughing. Terrones recently completed his sixth season as Gilbert's head coach. The Tigers (28-9) advanced to the Class 2A state championship game. Because of that, Terrones has been named the Ames Tribune's Mid-Iowa baseball coach of the year. His coaching philosophy is simple. "Don't overthink it," Terrones said. "If you don't make things fun, baseball can be a long and boring season." Before Terrones was a coach at his alma mater, he was a player. "Some of the kids I'm coaching weren't even born when I was playing," said Terrones, a 1997 graduate. Terrones' senior season still ranks as one of the best offensively in state history. His .641 batting average and 24 doubles both rank fourth on the all-time single season charts of theIowa High School | he still ranks second on the all-time state list for grand slams in a career (four) and eighth for career doubles (59). Joe Stoker, Gilbert's senior shortshop this past season, said Terrones still participates in practices with the players. He said Terrones pitches to players, and Terrones will occasionally field ground balls at second base or shortstop while the Tigers are hitting. "He can still hit a home run," Stoker said. After high school Terrones went to Southwestern Community College in Creston to play baseball and basketball for two years. Following his playing days, Terrones transferred to Iowa State. He finished his degree at Waldorf College. While there, he was the basketball coach at Forest City Christian. That helped prepare him for the Gilbert job. Terrones was the junior varsity baseball coach for two seasons before becoming varsity coach. The Tigers finished each of Terrones' first three seasons around the.500 mark. But this summer, in Terrones' fourth season, the Tigers finished 25-7, won a conference title for the first time in more than a decade and qualified for state for the first time in school history. Terrones credited the quick turnaround to good pitching (sophomore Joe Goodman finished 12-0), timely hitting and a group of five seniors (Stoker, Logan Maffett, | Blake DeBont, Joey Lester and Mark Johnson) who provided leadership. "I knew I had a special group that had a shot to be a very good team," Terrones said, "but it wasn't until this year that they really showed that they new how to win." THE TRIBUNE, AMES, IOWA
43: MID-IOWA BASEBALL COACH OF THE YEAR