Hinrikus ready to be a Cardinal

GLC Infielder, Tyler Hinrikus, (Cambridge, ON) will head to Muncie, IN this fall to join the Ball State University Cardinals.   Looking for a post secondary opportunity that aligned with the development plan Hinrikus had on his mind, he feels Ball State is the perfect fit. “I wanted to compete at the highest level for a program that wins” said Hinrikus.  “Development was also a key factor and I was extremely excited to hear that my high goals matched my coaches goals for me both while at Ball State and past that.”

Joining a perennial powerhouse within the Mid-America Conference, Hinrikus is up to the challenge and looks forward to the regiment of a major division one program, “I’m looking forward to practicing and training everyday” Hinrikus says. “Being apart of a great program is exciting to me and I can’t wait to develop friendships and become close with the guys. Most importantly I’m excited to compete for championships as a Cardinal.”

Tyler has taken advantage of his time here within the program and credits Adam Stern and the rest of the staff in helping him prepare for the next step of his career, “I can’t thank the GLC staff enough for everything. Working with Adam Stern has changed my game entirely and has helped prepare me for the next level. I’m extremely grateful for the time and effort that all GLC coaches have put into my development.” 

In return, Adam Stern, Director of Player Development for the Great Lake Canadians had the following to say about Tyler; “Ty came to the GLC program 2 years ago as a showcase player with tools. Since then he has been a tireless worker both in the weight room and on the baseball field to refine his game.  Ty has always had some big time athletic tools, and now he is putting them all together to becoming a well rounded baseball player that can impact the game on both sides of the ball.  With his work ethic and dedication to getting better, Tyler will have every opportunity to have a successful college career at Ball State.” 

Tyler’s Advice to the next generation of GLC:

“Get into CFS as much as possible and soak up all the information you hear from coaches, instructors, teammates, etc. The things that aren’t easy are what make you better, getting serious about the weight room and the kitchen will change your game completely. You’ll get out what you put into your training so it’s truly up to you.” – Tyler Hinrikus – 2020 GLC Grad