PREP BASEBALL: Marshall’s Jacobson, Neubeck play in All-Star Series
MARSHALL — The high school baseball season may have ended on June 17, but for 102 seniors, they got to take the field one final time in their prep careers over the weekend in the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Play Ball MN! All-Star Series in Chaska.
Joining that prestigious list of players were Marshall’s Charlie Jacobson and Connor Neubeck. Jacobson said he was super excited to be selected to the All-Star Series and they competed hard as a group against challenging competition.
“When I heard about it, I was really excited,” Jacobson said. “When we got up there, the competition we played was really impressive and good, but we competed.”
“I think it was kind of cool to be with that group of guys because there were some super talented teams there,” Neubeck added. “The overall experience was super cool, it was awesome to play with the best players from our region.”
Neubeck and Jacobson were a part of the South All-Star team, consisting of Alex Call (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg), Jacob Crissinger (Fairmont), Jaden Drill (New Ulm), Easton Fritcher (Hayfield), Jackson Huiras (Sleepy Eye), Nolan Klocke (Hayfield), Sam Knowles (New Ulm Cathedral), Ian Koosman (Willmar), Beau Lepel (Glencoe-Silver Lake), Jon Lutzi (Byron), Louis Magers (Mankato West), Kyle Prindle (Rochester Mayo), Sam Rensch (Hutchinson), Tanner Shumski (Mankato West), Joe Sperry (Rochester Lourdes), Jacob Weckop (Randolph), Nathan Weckop (Randolph) and Jake Schmidt (Sibley East). Marshall coach Chace Pollock was also one of the coaches for the South team.
Neubeck added it was special to be able to be joined by his teammate.
“That was pretty cool,” Neubeck said. “We’ve been pretty good friends for as long as I can remember and we’ve thrown together, hit together and played together all the time, so it was cool to have him there.”
Jacobson expressed similar thoughts and said it was a great experience to represent Marshall.
“It was great to have Connor up there because he was a familiar face right away and I could stay comfortable in case I didn’t know anybody,” Jacobson said. “And to represent Marshall this way is really cool because we still got to wear the Marshall hat out there and to represent the city was a great experience.”