Riverdogs Baseball


The Grand Island Riverdogs are a select baseball organization – not travel baseball. We work to play home doubleheaders on our own fields at the Platt Duetschee!

The Grand Island Riverdogs Baseball organization was started in 2007 with the purpose of providing Grand Island youth the opportunity to play select baseball in the comforts of Grand Island. What started as a single team a decade ago has grown to an organization of 8 to 14-year olds, with multiple teams competing at high levels.

The mission of the Grand Island Riverdogs is to provide players with quality instruction from a superior coaching staff in order to learn the basic fundamentals of the game of baseball, and to develop the best skills possible in order to compete at the highest level now and in their future baseball careers.

The objective of the Grand Island Riverdogs is to teach our kids that the game of baseball is more than bats, balls, gloves and uniforms. Through the game of baseball, our organization wants to avail to our children the opportunity to learn the aspects of teamwork; the virtues of character, courage and loyalty; the respect for authority; and the self-discipline that enables them to lead our nation tomorrow.

The Grand Island Riverdogs play is governed by USSSA rules and regulations.

Riverdogs Benefits

7u and 8u – Developmental – Repetition of fundamentals and rules of the game to develop a firm understanding and love for the game. Potential to play for the same coach and teammates for the next 8 years. All 7 and 8-year-olds welcome.

9u – 14 u – Competitive – Plays some of the best competition in Nebraska with the option to play one out-of-state tournament.

Riverdogs History

State Titles

Year Team Title Coach
2021 12U Red MAJOR Silver Champions Casper
2021 12U White AA Gold Champions Winget
2019 14U White A Champions Chrastil
2018 09U Red AAA Champions Semm, Gellatly, Schneider
2018 09U White A Runner Up Winget, Towler, Meyer, Schumacher
2018 10U Red AAA Runner Up Fredrickson, Galvan, Haubold, Fredrickson
2018 11U Red AA Runner Up Hubl, Gannon, Rein
2018 13U Red AAA Champions Kleint, Kemmet, Leiting
2018 13U White A Champions Chrastil, Coslor, Kuusela, Michalski
2017 09U Red AA Runner Up Galvan, Haubold
2017 13U Red AAA Silver Champions Myers, Sextro
2016 10U Red AA Gold Runner up Foley
2015 10U Red AA Runner Up Klient
2015 11U Red AAA Gold Runner up Myers, Sextro
2014 08U Red AA Runner up Foley
2014 10U Red AAA Gold Runner up Myers, Sextro
2014 11U Red AAA Gold Champions Hartman
2013 13U Red AAA Gold Runner up Narber
2011 11U Red AAA Gold Champions Narber
2011 12U Red AA Runner up Stevenson, Wenzl
2009 13U Red AA Champions Stevenson, Bricker
2008 12U Red AA Runner up Stevenson, Bricker

Riverdogs Alumni

Name Years Class Commit
Cole Evans 2011-2016 GISH 2019 Creighton University, Division I
Vann Stevenson 2008-2013 GICC 2017 McCook Community College
Alec Lee 2011-2013 GISH 2016 Southeast Community College, Beatrice, NCJAA
Matt Lamb 2011-2013 GISH 2016 Missouri S&T, Division II
Ryan Krolikowski 2011-2013 GISH 2016 Cloud County Community College, Kansas, NCJAA
Parker Upton 2009-2012 GISH 2016 Creighton University, Division I
Calvin Hehnke 2009-2012 GISH 2015 University of Nebraska-Omaha, Division I
Riley Baasch 2009-2012 GISH 2015 Bellevue University, NAIA
Phoenix Stevenson 2008-2011 GICC 2014 University of Nebraska-Kearney, Division II