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NOTABLE ALUMNI

Cooper Hummel

Name: Cooper Hummel

Grad Year: 2013

Position: Catcher, LF

Current: Biloxi Shuckers 

Accomplishments:   Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in Round #18 (#531 overall) of the 2016 draft.


Bart Miadich

Name: Bart Miadich

Grad Year: 19??

Position: Pitcher

Level: MLB 

Accomplishments:   Selected by the Colorado Rockies in Round #49 (#1326 overall) of the 1994 draft,  but did not sign a contract with the team. In 1997, he signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox and was later traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Brian Grening

Name: Brian Grening

Grad Year: 19??

Position: Pitcher

Level: AAA, ABL

Accomplishments: Selected by the Cleveland Indians in Round #38 (#1161 overall) of the 2008  draft. First Canberra Cavalry player to get their number retire (Australian Baseball League).

Just weeks after he hung up his glove, he launched Diverse Baseball Canberra, volunteering his time to teach baseball to all multicultural, minority, women’s and diverse communities in Canberra.

“When you are playing, you can throw your jersey on and walk into any school, hospital, or a sponsored event and everyone welcomes you,” Grening shared.

“I played all over the world and I saw this across every economic level. Baseball gave me that platform to really help people and really connect with them. If the jersey is on the right person, it can make a huge impact and do a lot of good in the world.

“So I wanted to create this organisation so I could continue to do things in the community and maybe give some chances to kids that don’t normally get picked first in the sport.

“It allows me to stay connected to the game in a positive way but also give back to a community. This is my new platform to do that.”

https://the-riotact.com/grenings-pitch-to-diversify-baseball-in-canberra/313241