This fall/winter in San Antonio, the Texas Adaptive Play Initiative (TAPI), in partnership with MindsEye and BeepBall Nation, is hosting the first ever All-Star game from the Top 20 Beep Baseball players in the nation as well as 5 alternates, 3 female players, and 2 rookies.
Through a diverse selection panel made up of individuals who have played or studied the game extensively, the top players were selected. The Gateway Archers had 3 players chosen as part of this group: Kyle Borah, Ethan Johnston, and Rich Krussel. Since the end of the 2022 World Series, the Archers have also signed selected All-Star Marc Morris, from this year’s World Champion team, Indy Edge.
Kyle had quite an impressive showing at this year’s World Series. He had a scoring average of .714 which ranked 8th among all players and had a put-out average of 3.143 per game ranking him 10th in that category. He is one of only two players to be ranked in the top 10 in both categories, the other is perennial MVP Erik Rodriguez.
It was Ethan’s first year with the Archers, and his talent and skills did not disappoint. He had a scoring average of .647 ranking him 10th overall and had a put-out average of 2.571 per game ranking him 18th this year at this year’s World Series.
Rich had a fantastic year for the Archers. He was named Defensive MVP of the Indy Bonanza tournament this past June. He also showed out at the World Series this year with a .531 scoring average ranking him 33rd overall, and 3.167 put-outs per game ranking him tied for 8th overall.
Marc had a great year playing for the Indy Edge. He brings that talent, leadership, and a winning culture to the Archers. He had a scoring average of .571 and 4 put-outs during the 2022 World Series on a loaded World Champion Indy Edge team.
Here is the finalized list of players attending:
Erik Rodriguez, Indy Edge
Zach Arambula, San Antonio Jets
Corion White, Indy Edge
Nick Mulherin, Indy Edge
David Smith, San Antonio Jets
Corey White, Indy Edge
Justin Holland, Indy Edge
Joe McCormick, Boston Renegades
Axel Cox, San Antonio Jets
Mike Coughlin, Bayou City Heat
Ricky Castaneda, San Antonio Jets
Kyle Borah, Gateway Archers
Mike Finn, Austin Blackhawks
Marc Morris, Gateway Archers
Evan Van Duyne, Minnesota Millers
Tyler Rodriguez, BSO Philly Fire
Ethan Johnston, Gateway Archers
John Marjist, BSO Philly Fire
Dariuhs Sterling, Austin Blackhawks
Rich Krussel, Gateway Archers
Casey Krouse, BSO Philly Fire
Daniel Brock, Austin Blackhawks
Hillary House-Oswald, BCS Outlaws
Dakota Hogwood, BSO Philly Fire
Kalari Girtley-Jackson, Chicago Comets
Gerald Dycus, Indy Thunder
Rich Schultz, Chicago Comets
Ron Jordan, Tyler Tigers
Bill Landram, Chicago Comets
Stanley Griffin, Tyler Tigers
Feel free to drop a comment of congratulations and best wishes for our “All Star” Gateway Archers!
Post author: Mike Curtis, MindsEye Director of Special Initiatives and Gateway Archers Head Coach