Our coaches not only teach the game of baseball, they also teach the game of life.
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Jesse Zepeda earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Studies from Bethel University where he was a four-year baseball player. Jesse is a local product. He was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana, where he attended and graduated from Elkhart Central High School (2014). While in high school, he played soccer and baseball for the Blue Blazers.
In 2013, Jesse was a member of the Elkhart Central state championship baseball team where he played alongside current Minor Leaguers, Tanner Tully (Cleveland Indians) and Cory Malcom (St. Louis Cardinals).
July 2019, Jesse accepted an offer to join the Bethel University coaching staff as a full-time Assistant Coach under Coach Seth Zartman, who is in his 17th season with the Pilots.
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Brant is from Nappanee, Indiana and graduated from Northwood high school in 2018. During his high school career, Mast was a two-sport athlete and three-year varsity letter-man both in tennis and baseball. He was named first team all-conference his junior and senior year for both tennis and baseball.
Since high school, Brant is now attending Spring Arbor University where he is playing under Coach Ryan Marken. While attending SAU, Mast will be playing second and third base for the Cougars.
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Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies from Manchester University where he played for Coach Rick Espeset, who just completed his 23rd season at the helm for the Spartan’s. Hunter hit .304 his senior season and led the team in doubles (12). Hunter primarily played 3rd base and understands the ups and downs of the game, as he battled through a torn ACL not once, but twice.
Hunter is from Nappanee, Indiana and graduated from Northwood high school in 2014. While at Northwood, Hunter was a two time all-conference selection, and was also an honorable mention his sophomore season.