A Northern Colorado Native, Gil first became associated with the historic Greeley Grays in 1948, playing for them from 1952 through 1967. Gil played high school baseball for Greeley High School and continued his playing career through college as a member of the University of Northern Colorado, and while serving in the military. Mr. Carbajal also coached Fort Collins High School from 1963 through 1968, and became the owner of the Greeley Grays in 2005.
Kent Gregory played D-I baseball at the University of Denver, followed by years of involvement in other areas of the game. Kent is in his 13th year as the Co-Director of the Pro-Pitching Showcase. He has many years of coaching experience in college summer baseball, during which he has earned two League Championships and two bids to the NBC College World Series. During that time his rosters included more than 20 players who went on to play professional baseball. Kent has been a long-time hitting instructor and scout for multiple Major League organizations, including the New York Yankees for the past 11 years.
John Barnes played college baseball at the University of Northern Colorado for 4 years, was named All-Conference and played in the College World Series. He has since been inducted in the UNC Hall of Fame. He has been coaching for 34 years at both the high school and collegiate levels. He coached the Pueblo Chieftains semi-pro college team to 8 consecutive appearances in the NBC Tournament in Wichita, KS-- finishing 4th out of 65 teams one year. Several of his former players, including Chase Headley of the New York Yankees, have gone on to sign professional baseball contracts.
Al Bleser is a veteran of professional baseball since 1984, serving as a territorial scout for the Milwaukee Brewers-- signing three players from Colorado to pro contracts during his tenure with the Brew Crew. In 1993, Al joined the Colorado Rockies Player Development Department as a minor league hitting coach and manager at the rookie level. While in the Arizona League and Northwest League, Al's teams won the 1997 NWL title in Portland, and led the league in hitting in 1998 & 1999.
Dave Dudley is the General Manager of the Runyon Sports Complex in Pueblo, Colorado; where he has played, coached or served as the GM for more than forty years. Dave played his college ball at Lamar Community College and finished up at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma; where he played for HOF coach Dr. Joe Record. Dudley is an associate scout for the Texas Rangers and oversees the Pueblo Collegians, as well as over 100 youth baseball teams under the Runyon Sports Complex umbrella.
Dr. Byron Wiehe brings more than 35 years of experience to the MHCBL. Coach Wiehe spent 19 years as the Head Coach at Mesa State, where 39 of his players signed professional contracts. He was selected as the Regional and RMAC coach of the year 11 times, and was a nominee for National Coach of the year once.
Coach Todd Reynolds is the product of Fruita Monument High School, in Fruita, Colorado, where he was a varsity athlete in both baseball and football. Todd followed his high school playing career by playing football for Colorado Mesa University, where he was a three-year starter and played in two National Championship games. Coach Reynolds has coached baseball for fourteen seasons, the last four as an assistant coach for Brighton High School-- three of which Brighton has won East Metro Athletic Conference. 2015 will be the fifth season that Todd will serve as a coach in the MHCBL, and his first as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Colorado Rockies owner, Dick Monfort, believes in the mission and execution of the Mile High Collegiate Baseball League, giving a generous endorsement of the emergent Colorado-based collegiate summer league:
"The MHCBL is a combination of passion and baseball, what else could you ask from a collegiate summer baseball program. Refine your baseball skills, improve your competitive mind set, and most of all have a great summer baseball experience."
The MHCBL is greatly appreciative of Mr. Monfort's kind words and significant endorsement. The MHCBL aims to set itself apart from its competitors locally and nationally by providing a high-quality baseball experience that puts the development and well-being of the college athlete first.
For more information on how you or your player can become a part of the 2014 MHCBL season, please visit our Recruiting Page.