Oak Creek Knights Baseball: Welcome


Oak Creek Knights Baseball

 WIAA State Champions 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012

Conference Champions
1975, 1979, 1988, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

2012 Grad Doran Turchin
Saturday, April 16
Collegiate Knights Update as of April 16th

Here is a quick rundown of how several former Oak Creek Knights are performing this seaosn for the respective collegiate programs:

Doran Turchin (2015 grad):  The true freshman has started every game in centerfield for the University of Illinois.  He's made a big impact, hitting anywhere from 5th-7th in the lineup.  He currently is second on the team in hits, runs scored, and RBI's.  

Hayden Krimmer (2013 grad):   The junior pitcher has been shut down due to an injury after emerging as the ACE at Winona State during his sophomore campaign.  He hopes to return to the mound by season's end. 

Jesse Sustachek (2014 grad):  The sophomore pitcher is a weekend starter for UW-Oshkosh this season after earning honorable mention as a true freshman last season.  Jesse is currently 1-1 through his first four starts. 

Tanner Johnson (2012 grad):  The senior is the starting thirdbaseman and is hitting .305 through 22 games as the Wartburg Knights are 16-6 overall to start the season.

Casey Magyar (2012 grad): The senior middle infielder continues to be a starter for the Red Raiders after a strong junior season and is currently hitting .220 in the early going for MSOE.

Ryan Phister (2012 grad):  The senior made the conversion from outfield to pitcher and has appeared in one game this season for Marian University.

Mitchel Makarewicz (2015 grad):  The true freshman pitcher is redshirting for Xavier University this season. 



Tuesday, April 12
Tanner Johnson, 2012 GMC Player of the Year, hired to join varsity coaching staff!

Tanner Johnson returns to Oak Creek
The Oak Creek baseball program is proud to welcome back 2012 Oak Creek graduate Tanner Johnson as a varsity assistant coach.  Coach Johnson will serve as the bench coach for the varsity and work closely with the infielders and hitters.  During his high school playing career, Johnson was an instrumental piece of the Knights 2012 state championship team when he batted third in the lineup and was named conference player of the year, 1st team all-area, and 1st Team All-State.  He accepted a baseball scholarship to Iowa Lakes Junior College and was named 1st team all-conference during his sophomore campaign.  He currently is the starting 3rd baseman and having a strong senior season at Wartburg College.  Coach Johnson will graduate in May with a teacing degree in physical education.  

Wednesday, March 2
Coach Dooley returns as Associate Head Coach! Led Knights to 2 State Championships

Coach Dooley's 2004 State Championship Team

The Oak Creek Knights baseball program is excited to announce the return of Coach Peter Dooley to the varsity coaching staff this summer.  Dooley, the varsity head coach at Oak Creek from 1999-2004, led the Knights to their first two state championships in 2003 and 2004.  He wil serve as the Associate Head Coach to Coach Holler and work closely with him on the day to day operations of the varsity team.

During his six year tenure, Coach Dooley collected 126 career wins, versus only 62 defeats. In addition to the state championships, he also led the Knights to their first ever appearance in the state tournament in 1999.  He was named the Journal Sentinel Coach of the Year in 2003, and also coached in the WBCA All-Star Classic in 2004.  He was the head coach of the first Knight to ever be drafted, Tony Harper, when Harper was selected in the 11th round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Dooley has remained close to the program for many years in various roles, including serving as the head JV coach for two seasons in 2005 and 2006, and also assisting the JV team last season.  We are proud to welcome him back to the bench in 2016!

Friday, February 19
Doran Turchin named starting centerfielder for Illinois' opener

2015 Grad Doran Turchin
Click on the link to view the preview of Illnois' outfielders from their homepage.

Friday, February 19
Six Senior Knights have committed to play college baseball!

Congratulations to the following seniors on their committments to play college baseball in the fall of 2016!

Tyler Bujanowski- Des Moines Area Community College
D.J. Ellifson- St. Cloud State University
Gannon Goldensoph- Ventura College (California)
Matt Hamilton- Illinois State University
Nate Schoemann- St. Mary's University (Minnesota)
Kurtis Sippy- College of Lake County (Illinois) 

fox cities stadium
Oak Creek vs. Greendale @ Fox Cities Stadium-June 5th
Friday, February 19
Knights to play at Fox Cities Stadium on June 5th

Due to graduation being held on June 4th, the Oak Creek Knights and Greendale Panthers decided to move their game to the following day...and a few miles away.  The Knights and Panthers will play at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The teams will face off after the Timber Rattlers finish their afternoon game earlier in the day.

Tuesday, December 8
2016 Whiffle Ball Tournament Handouts

Handout: 2016 Whiffle Ball Tournament Handouts

Wednesday, November 18
2016 Schedules-All Levels

Handout: 2016 Schedules-All Levels