The Green Bay Booyah are getting their roster ready for the 2021 campaign.
The Booyah will welcome four returning players in 2021 and two more from a familiar place in Dixie State University. You can find player bios from general manager John Fanta below:
The Hollow brothers are natives of Meridian, Idaho, just west of Boise. Tyler will be playing in his redshirt junior season while Kaden is entering his true freshman year in 2021.
Tyler Hollow appeared in 18 games during a Covid shortened 2020 season, posting a .333 batting average and .434 on-base percentage. He appeared in 53 games for Dixie State in 2019 as a sophomore, amassing a .360 batting average, collecting 68 hits and 52 RBIs, along with posting a .455 on-base percentage.
Kaden Hollow was a three-time letterman at Rocky Mountain high school and helped lead the Grizzlies to a 2017 Idaho 5A state championship. He was a two-time all-conference selection and first-team all-conference selection after hitting .481 with 13 extra base hits in his senior year.
The addition of the left-handed hitting Hollow brothers raises the tally of Dixie State Trailblazers on the 2021 roster to three, joining left-handed pitcher Ben Hart.
A native of Green Bay, Max Wagner will be playing his freshman season at Clemson this spring. The 6-0 Wagner was the 2020 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Wisconsin, becoming the first metro player to win the award since 2002. He was a three-time player of the year in the Fox River Classic Conference and helped lead the Green Bay Preble Hornets to the WIAA Division 1 state tournament each season of his career. He finished his high school career with a 16-3 record and a 0.82 ERA on the mound as well. He also slashed .457/.569/.731 at the plate while in high school. Wagner signed a two-year contract as a high school senior last summer, making 15 appearances for the Booyah in his first taste of Northwoods League action.
Rejoining Wagner on the Booyah this season is high school teammate Ryan Stefiuk. The 6-4 left-handed hurler will be playing his freshman season at Vanderbilt this spring. Stefiuk was the top-rated southpaw and fourth-best prospect overall in the state of Wisconsin and the 15th-ranked southpaw nationwide in the Class of 2020 according to Perfect Game. Among his many accolades include a 0.90 career ERA in high school, four-time all-state first-team and 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-America. He made seven appearances for the Booyah last summer.
Also returning to the Booyah is pitcher Ben Hampton. He will be playing his freshman season at West Virginia this spring. The 6-2 left-handed pitcher was ranked as the No. 22 overall prospect in Wisconsin by Perfect Game in 2020, was a Rawlings-Perfect Game Senior Preseason All-America High Honorable Mention, Bay Conference Pitcher of the Year, District Player of the year and an all-state selection. He struck out 112 hitters in 58 innings leading to a team MVP award after leading West De Pere to a state tournament appearance as a junior. He made four appearances for the Booyah in 2020.
Lastly, returning to the Booyah in 2021 is Ben Hart. Standing at 6-2, the left-handed pitcher will be playing his redshirt freshman season at Dixie State this spring. A native of Lakeside, California, Hart made seven appearances for the Dixie State Trailblazers in 2020, his true freshman season. He recorded 13 innings pitched, striking eight hitters, issuing three walks and posting a 2.08 ERA before COVID-19 put an early end to the season. As a member of the Booyah, he appeared in eight games (4 starts) spanning 28 innings. He struck out 23 batters while posting a 3.54 ERA.