Batter up!

It’s a great sound when the umpire belts out, “Play ball!” Every season, our Miracle Leaguers can’t wait to take the field. Their excitement is contagious and heart-warming to see – because we believe every child deserves the chance to play baseball.

2023 Rosters

Astros  – Team #11 (Broadway Automotive)
Coach: Tia Schumacher
Asst. Coach: Denise Kopidlansky

  1. Cori Adelman
  2. Makayla Chmielewski
  3. Logan Erce
  4. Rex Hegnet
  5. Carson Hencke
  6. Kayden Hermes
  7. Peyton Lohfink
  8. Stannis Oleary
  9. Honoretta Oleary
  10. Stanton Oleary
  11. Steadman Oleary III
  12. Rebecca Peterson
  13. Draven Peterson

Athletics – Team #13 (Romo Graphics)
Coach: Paul Ourada
Asst. Coach: Mike Nimmer

  1. Jaydon Boehnlein
  2. Taylor Colwell
  3. Easton Denor
  4. Brielle Foytik
  5. Ethan Johnson
  6. Wyatt Kurkiewicz
  7. Lucas Ourada
  8. Miles Paulsen
  9. Gabriel Richer
  10. Joseph Richer
  11. William Terrell
  12. Trevor Theunis
  13. Izzy Verstoppen

Brewers – Team #16 (Home Medical Equipment)
Coach: Jill Webster
Asst. Coach: Austin Richard

  1. Tara Bailey
  2. Marshall Bristol
  3. Jayden Cruz
  4. Willa Domol
  5. Rowan Harpt
  6. Anna Horak
  7. Emersyn Johnson
  8. Kaislyn Knedlhans
  9. Levi Konshak
  10. Samantha Lawyer
  11. Airyn Livingston
  12. Matthew Olson
  13. Scott Weifenbach

Cardinals – Team #2 (KI)
Coach: Josh Hundsrucker
Asst. Coach: Gary Westerman

  1. Blake Bukowiec
  2. Dominick Campshure
  3. Jayden Cody
  4. Will Hundsrucker
  5. Rachel Ion
  6. Mackenzie Krish
  7. Paxton Melnarik
  8. Joseph Trochta-Miller
  9. Brianna VanDenBusch
  10. Steve VanDenBusch
  11. Bennett Wichlacz
  12. Michael Wirts

Dodgers – Team #12 (Team Apparel)
Coach: Gabrielle Parkos
Asst. Coach:

  1. Seraph Denis
  2. Declan Klingbile
  3. Ashley Krier
  4. Nicholas Kurimski
  5. Cody Kurimski
  6. Brandon Meese
  7. Gannon Meyers-Davey
  8. Adam Paprocki
  9. Seth Smurawa
  10. Samaya Timm-
  11. Brandon Timm-Kelly
  12. Isaiah Vickman
  13. Mary Willems

Giants – Team #10 (Nicolet Bank)
Coach: Richard Flannery
Asst. Coach: Sara Flannery

  1. Joshua Basten
  2. Kyle Bunke
  3. Adra Crane
  4. Amelia Flannery
  5. Jocelyn Flannery
  6. Christian Gonion
  7. Caleb Gonion
  8. Rozie Konshak
  9. Alivia LaLuzerne
  10. Annie Oestereich
  11. Trenten Strnad
  12. Ryan Vanden Avond
  13. Owen Wiemero

Mariners – Team #6 (Adolph Legal Services)
Coach: Tara Adolph
Asst. Coach: Paula Olig

  1. Hayden Bruns
  2. Hudson Devroy
  3. Chase Friebel
  4. Zacharia Helsel
  5. Ian Madaski
  6. Xander Miller
  7. Kiara Miller
  8. Colton Miller
  9. George Peeters
  10. Aliyah Rettler
  11. Ben Sawyer
  12. Kobe Shaw
  13. Jaxten Silas

Marlins – Team #8 (Saranac)
Coach: Sean Franken
Asst. Coach: Maribeth Franken

  1. Maisy Anderson
  2. Henry Beyer
  3. Keturah Engels
  4. Emerson Gwidt
  5. Hugo Hall
  6. Owen Kellogg
  7. Jacob Landis
  8. Stephen Noga
  9. Jionni Ramirez
  10. Alexandria Russell
  11. Daylen Skenandore
  12. Hailey Teske
  13. Jane Worzala

Mets – Team #3 (Gallaghers)
Coach: Ben Wiegand
Asst. Coach: Ben Young

  1. Parker Bastian
  2. James Coppens
  3. Liam Desmond
  4. Mason Engels
  5. Parker Forbes
  6. Aiden Frost
  7. Benjamin Pamperin
  8. Brooklyn Panske
  9. Sam Schlag
  10. Zoey Schneider
  11. Tyler Triptow
  12. Dylan Van Haren
  13. Rose Walschinski

Orioles – Team #4 (Laura Mossakowski, LLC)
Coach: John Pogrant
Asst. Coach: Bobbi Pogrant

  1. Jaxon Baker
  2. Liam Bowey
  3. Ethan Cumicek
  4. Jay Degeneffe
  5. Angel Degeneffe
  6. Zac Litkey
  7. Ariana Perez
  8. Addison Pogrant
  9. Landon Richardson
  10. Brian Sanapaw
  11. Karben Slack
  12. McCoy Vandenhouten
  13. Nathan Wagner

Pirates – Team #15 (Nature’s Way)
Coach: Tina Fairbairn
Asst. Coach: Alexandria Floodstrand

  1. Caspian Bitter
  2. Austin Bitter
  3. Rosie Bitter
  4. Jaxson Cloud
  5. Briella Derocher
  6. Nolan Ferguson
  7. Gage Guzek
  8. Hayden Helf
  9. Kira Mevis
  10. Benjamin Nachtwey
  11. Ethan Sallinen
  12. Alyssa Schroeder
  13. Luke Skala

Red Sox – Team #14 (Resource One Realty)
Coach: Ben Hughes
Asst. Coach: Emily Hughes

  1. Bradley Boravich
  2. Colton Drella
  3. Madie Ferron
  4. Brady Herman
  5. Jordan Mile
  6. Oliver Pryes
  7. Owen Radue
  8. Eli Radue
  9. Nash Riemer
  10. Lily Skaleski
  11. Bryce Thoren
  12. Peter Welnick
  13. Carter Wilson

Reds – Team #9 (Lemeiux Toyota)
Coach: Mike Swaney
Asst. Coach: Ed Zentmeyer

  1. Charlie Cheslock
  2. Mason Kollars
  3. Shanti Long
  4. Dallas Pierquet
  5. Josiah Puyleart
  6. Christopher Schmitz
  7. Bella Slinger
  8. Joseph Steffek
  9. Braylie VandenBogart
  10. Elias Vandermause
  11. Damien Wagner
  12. Matthew Waters
  13. Abby Zentmeyer

Royals – Team #5 (Abbot Pennings Council, Knights of Columbus, De Pere, WI)
Coach: Ryan Prouty
Asst. Coach: Alex Hoffman

  1. Micah Annoye
  2. Jaelynn Camacho-Thomas
  3. Zhan Dean
  4. Isaac Downey
  5. Liam Jackson
  6. Violet Kinjerski
  7. Caleb Metzentine
  8. Gionni Perez
  9. Daniel Prado
  10. Andrew Schnitzler
  11. Fernando Vargas
  12. Zachary Weisse
  13. Cameron Wilson

Tigers – Team #7 (Camera Corner Connecting Point)
Coach: Linda Hammer
Asst. Coach: Megan Fry

  1. Elijah Andrastek
  2. Gavin Bros
  3. Liam Brassil
  4. Jeremy Burt
  5. Landon Francois
  6. Jay Fry
  7. Eisenhower Hansen
  8. Ellis Serio
  9. Logan Thiry
  10. Owen Thiry
  11. Elysia VanDerPerren
  12. Wyatt Watson
  13. Aden Widmer

Twins – Team #1 (Gandrud)
Coach: Bill Waring
Asst. Coach: Gayle Gander

  1. Caleb Adams
  2. Damien Austin
  3. Evelyn Berndt
  4. Will Carlson
  5. Jacob Gander
  6. Dillon Gretzinger
  7. Luke Kaumheimer
  8. Veda Long
  9. Ethan McDermid
  10. Lily Puzen
  11. Zoe’ Shephard
  12. Holland Verbeten
  13. Grace Wiitala

How it all works

Miracle League of Green Bay
Game Rules & Regulations


  1. Players must be registered by a parent or legal guardian and have signed/agreed to liability and media release. A parent or guardian MUST be in attendance for the Child to play.
  2. A parent or guardian must be in attendance for a child to play unless delegation of parental form has been submitted and approved by the League.
  3. All volunteers must register to be on the field, this INCLUDES PARENTS.
  4. Each Player and Volunteer is covered by insurance.
  5. Each Player receives a team jersey and team hat. Each new Buddy receives a Buddy shirt.
  6. Each Player gets to bat each inning.
  7. Each Player gets to circle the bases to score a run each inning.
  8. Every Player scores and is never called “Out”.
  9. Last batter up each inning hits a “Home Run”.
  10. Two innings per game.
  11. Game Time = 1 hour and 15 minutes
  12. Each Player has an assigned Buddy for each game. At times, a substitute Buddy may be provided. Parents may also be requested to fill in as Child’s Buddy. Parents are REQUIRED to wear a buddy shirt.
  13. Teams consist of no more than 12/13 Players.
  14. Each Player and Coach receive a trophy/award at the end of the season.
  15. A 9 inch soft-core safety baseball is used. A special “beeping “ball is available for the visually impaired.
  16. Players AND Volunteers MUST wear proper athletic shoes. No Shoes; No Play. Players and Volunteers MUST also be in uniform. No Uniform; No Play. Both of these rules will be strictly enforced this year by both the Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Director.
  17. Food, chewing gum, Gatorade, soda, juice (or any other flavored drinks) are not permitted in the dugouts. WATER ONLY!
  18. Games are cancelled in the event of rain or inclement weather. Cancellations are posted on the web site, Facebook and communicated to coaches for team contact. Rainouts are not made up.
  19. Each team has a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Team Assistant. Coaches will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and are expected to enforce league rules with parents, players and buddies.
  20. An Umpire covers each game to call Players safe at first and home. Enthusiasm is necessary in this position; they must help make the game FUN.
  21. Coaches are to huddle the Children before the start of each game.
    1. May say a prayer if preferred
    2. Give a great big “GOOOOOO (Team Name)”
  22. Reminder that Buddies are there for three reasons.
    1. Safety and protection of the Miracle League Player
    2. Assist the Miracle League Player, but only as needed
    3. Encouragement
  23. A scholarship fund is available for players who are not able to pay the registration fee. Scholarship application must be received and approved before player can play.

*The Miracle League of Green Bay’s number one priority is to maintain a safe and fun environment for all our players, volunteers, coaches, visitors and league management. Therefore we have implemented a “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy when it comes to profanity, threatening or abusive behavior, and violence of any kind. Recurrent incidents from the same individual may result in them being permanently banned from participating in the league.*

With regard to our players: We in management completely understand that underlying medical conditions may result in some of our players having more difficulty than others managing their frustrations. If a player becomes aggressive or frustrated to the point it interferes with game play or with the safety of others, parents will be asked to remove their child from the field until such time it is safe for them to resume play. If aggressive behavior persists once the player returns to the field, he or she will be removed for the remainder of the game. Although we may sympathize with both you and your child, we still must consider the safety of all other participants on the field when making these decisions. We appreciate your understanding.
*Players who hit, kick, or otherwise assault their buddy, team mates, coaches or any other authorized person on the field will be removed from the field immediately and may not be permitted to return. Repeated and regular incidents may result in the player being removed from the league for the remainder of the season.*


Miracle League of Green Bay
Parent Expectations

From the Executive Director: Gary Rogaczewski

Miracle League of Green Bay
Parent Expectations

The Miracle League goal is to make participation in the sport of baseball as enjoyable and realistic of an experience for your child as possible. Safety is a top priority. For that reason we have volunteers who are buddies to assist each child, and we have expectations of parents who sign up their child for the program. Please read and abide by the following Parent Expectations to help assure a safe and wonderful baseball environment. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Gary Rogaczewski /Executive Director of the Miracle League of Green Bay

Paul Liegeois /Founder of the Miracle League of Green Bay

Mel Rissling / Volunteer Coordinator

Parent Attendance – A parent or guardian MUST be in attendance at all of the Miracle League athlete’s games. The rule is “No Parent: No Play”.

    · When you agreed/signed the Release at Registration you agreed to this mandatory condition of play. By being present, the Parent is expected to be the first responder in any case of an illness, accident, or injury to their child. That parent is also expected to have on-hand any specific medications for that child, and be solely responsible for dispensing them as required. YOU are there for all medical decisions involving your child. A first-aid kit is available at the concession stand. This is not the buddy’s responsibility. *At least one parent is required to be registered in our Volunteer database. Any individual substituting for the parent under the parental delegation form is responsible for all of the above also.

Uniform Required – The team uniform is required to be worn. “No Uniform: No Play.” This applies to parents acting as buddies as well. If you don’t have a buddy shirt, one will be supplied by our Volunteer Coordinator.  

Proper Shoes Required –Athletic shoes are the proper footwear. No open–toe shoes, sandals or slides/slip-ons allowed. This is a safety rule and will be enforced. “No Shoes: No Play”. 

Weekly Attendance Expected– If you cannot be in attendance at the next week’s game, it is expected that you communicate that to your team leads so that, as a courtesy, your child’s buddy can be informed to not have to be there or so they can be used to be a substitute buddy for another buddy who is unable to show. Do not only inform your child’s buddy and expect that message to get back to your team leads. You must contact your team leads.

Please understand that buddies are volunteering their time and we need to be respectful in informing them of a child’s absence.  Plus, they are excited and some of them are trying to earn community ‘service hours.’

Buddies Are to Remain at the Field ‘In Play’ (not at playground) – While our buddies are paired up with individual children, our buddies are dedicated to help the overall team. There is not an expectation for buddies to work or play with children ‘off’ the field at the playground or otherwise should a child decide to leave the game, mid-game.  Unless buddies are family members, buddies should remain available to the team.

Only authorized persons allowed on field –  Once the game begins, only authorized persons allowed on field (those players, volunteers and team management that have signed electronic releases and are covered by the league’s insurance). Unless assisting as a buddy, this means No parents, other siblings, grandparents, etc. allowed otherwise on the field or in the dugouts during games.

No Food or Beverages Allowed on Field or in Dugouts – Food and beverages, except for water, are not allowed in the dugouts or on the field. Parents, please do not furnish food, snacks or beverages to be consumed in the dugouts or on the field. Spills and litter on the field attract birds and wasps, which then usually results in a slippery, unsafe mess. Please help by ensuring all food and beverages remain off the field.

Updated 01.01.23

2023 Schedule

Miracle League of Green Bay 2023 Schedule