Six Yankton Players Headed to Mount Marty to Play College Baseball
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce the commitment of five Yankton baseball players to the baseball program. Kory Bromley, Nik Davis, Devin Gullikson, Mike Janish, Josh Teichroew, and Cody Ulmer have all committed to the Lancers. All six played baseball for the high school club team this past spring and played for the State Runner-up Yankton First Dakota Post 12 American Legion baseball team this summer. They graduated this past spring from Yankton High School. Outfielder, Nik Davis, was named to South Dakota Club Baseball Academic All-State Team this past spring. He is currently batting .306 this summer for the legion team with 11 doubles, 1 home run and 28 runs batted in. Davis batted .303 this past spring for the high school club team with 9 doubles and 21 runs batted in. Lancer Head Coach, Andy Bernatow, is looking forward to continuing his work with Davis. “Nik has been an exceptional kid to work with over the past few years. I have had an opportunity to work with him coaching the Legion team last summer and MMC baseball camps,” he said. Nik has incredible bat speed -one of the highest we have tested at our camps. He has potential to be a power hitter with his bat speed. Almost half of his hits are extra base hits. Davis, the son of Bryan and Marla Davis, plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy. He is a recipient of a Benedictine Academic Scholarship and a Baseball Scholarship. Devin Gullikson plays first base and designated hitter. A left-handed hitter, he has had a productive year batting .415 this spring season with 34 hits, 24 runs, 19 runs batted in, 9 doubles, and 1 home run. For his efforts, Gullikson was name Honorable Mention All-Region both his junior and senior year. He is currently batting .378 with 32 runs, 48 hits, 30 runs batted in, 13 doubles, and 1 home run this summer for the Post 12 American Legion Baseball Team. According to Bernatow, “Devin has a smooth left-handed swing. He has been playing at the varsity level for three seasons now for Yankton and does an excellent job competing,” he said. “He’s having a really productive senior year and I am excited for him to join the program.” Gullikson is the son of Mike and Darla Gullikson and plans to major in Radiologic Technology. He is the recipient of an Incentive Academic Scholarship and a Baseball Scholarship. With the ability to play multiple positions, Mike Janish has been an infielder and pitcher for the high school and Legion team. The Lancers will look for him to be a pitcher. Janish batted .281 this spring for the high school team and is currently batting .309 for the Legion team. He went 1-3 this spring with a 4.34 Earned Run Average and is currently 4-4 this summer with a 5.71 ERA. “We are looking for Mike to add depth to our pitching staff,” said Bernatow. “We are going to change Mike’s arm action and make him a side-arm/submarine style pitcher. This different look could prove to be beneficial and provide for some big outs for us in the future out of the bullpen. Mike loves to compete and will feel this will give him a good chance to have a productive career at the college level." Janish is the son of Patty Janish and will major in Pre-occupational Therapy. He is the recipient of the Trustee Academic Scholarship, Catholic Leadership Scholarship, and Baseball Scholarship.
Josh Teichroew will pitch for the Lancers. He was 3-1 for the High School team this spring season with one save and a 3.55 ERA. Teichroew was named Honorable Mention All-Region for his efforts. He has a solid record of 5-2 this summer, with one save and a 3.25 ERA for the Yankton Legion team. “I really enjoyed coaching Josh last summer during legion baseball,” Bernatow commented. “Josh was a sponge - a very coachable kid. He has really improved and has a high ceiling; I think his best baseball is in front of him. Josh has command of three pitches and his fastball has seen some added life this year. He is topping out in the low 80’s. With continued development he should be able to help our pitching staff out at the varsity level.”
Teichroew, the son of Robin and Kevin Teichroew, will major in Secondary Education/Physical Education. He is the recipient of an Academic Achievement Scholarship and Baseball Scholarship. Cody Ulmer, a three-year starter at the High School club varsity level, will be an outfielder for the Lancers. He received Second Team All-State honors after batting for a .409 average in the spring of 2010. Ulmer batted .333 this past spring for the high school club team and is batting .349 for the Legion Team this summer. “Cody is very athletic,” stated Bernatow. “He runs well, has a quality outfield arm, and has been productive offensively. Cody is still growing into his body and as he continues to mature his natural athleticism should really allow for his abilities to shine.” Ulmer is the son of Bev and Bruce Ulmer and plans to major in Recreation Management. He is the recipient of an Academic Incentive Scholarship and Baseball Scholarship. Kory Bromley will be a great addition at the catcher position for the Lancers. He was a part-time starter his junior season and took over the reigns as the starting catcher for both the high school club team and legion team. He batted .297 last summer for the Legion team.
“Having depth at the catching position is key for any program,” Bernatow said. “Kory is a hard worker and determined athlete. He’s a very coachable kid that works well with pitchers. His commitment should aid in future success for our pitching staff." Bromley, the son of Connie and Dale Bromley, will major in Secondary Education. He is a recipient of an Academic Incentive Scholarship and Baseball Scholarship. Bernatow is excited about the addition of the six Yankton athletes to the Lancer team. “I had an enjoyable experience coaching all of these players during the 2010 summer Legion season. They all come from great families and all work very hard. I am excited that they have chosen to continue their academic and athletic endeavors at Mount Marty College,” he said.