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Josh Herback-South


Coach Herback-South has an extensive baseball background & has competed at some of the highest levels. As one of the youngest players selected to Team Saskatchewan, he competed in two Canada Cup Tournaments and one Jeux du Canada Summer Games. He received a full scholarship to Div. I Northeastern Oklahoma A & M and made it to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado in his freshman year. In his sophomore year he was selected as team MVP and received all-conference honours at Taft College, which earned him a full scholarship to Div. I California State University, Northridge in his junior year. After experiencing elbow pain at CSUN, he underwent Tommy John surgery by Dr. Kremchek at Beacon Orthopaedics in Cincinnati, Ohio. In his senior year Herback-South attended Colorado State University, Pueblo where he lead his team in wins and was an All-Conference selection.  After attending an open pro-tryout in Detroit, Michigan, he was the first player selected to compete for the Macon Pinetoppers in the Peach State League. After striking out 16 batters in 10 innings of work, he started to suffer from shoulder tendinitis and a torn infraspinatus, which ultimately ended his pitching career and lead to the beginning of his coaching career. Herback-South has coached the LMBA 22U and 18U AAA Prairie Pirates programs for multiple seasons and is certified by Driveline Baseball in the Basics of Pitch Design and Youth Baseball Development. 

More on Herback-South
Prairie Pirates Local Talent (2017): HERE
Past articles on Herback-South: HERE
Colorado State Player Info (2010):
Colorado State Stats (2010): HERE
Taft College Athletics Records: HERE
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Stellar Pack arms dominate Colorado Christian- Herback-South, statistically the Pack's top starter this season despite only making his sixth start of the season Friday, turned in the ThunderWolves' second shutout of the season. Sporting a southpaw arm that Pack coach Stan Sanchez had treated gingerly this season, Herback-South adjusted his delivery from overhand to a three-quarter motion, gaining some velocity and immediately establishing himself in the two-spot in the Pack's rotation.

"Herback had great velocity out there today and he was hitting the high 80's when he threw his 100th pitch tonight," Sanchez said.  

Herback-South claims RMAC Pitcher of the Week honors SPRINGS - On the heels of his complete-game, two-hit masterpiece over Colorado Christian Friday, Pack pitcher Josh Herback-South (Sr., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) was named the RMAC's Pitcher of the Week Tuesday.

Herback-South was unstoppable in the Pack's 7-0 win over Colorado Christian Friday, facing just 24 batters and allowing two hits, one walk, and striking out six.  Herback-South's performance was the result of an altered pitch delivery, which immediately added velocity to his pitches and befuddled Cougar batters all game long.


Dakota Wheatley


Assistant Director of Training, Dakota Wheatley from Bawlf, Alberta. Dakota competed at Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge, Alberta and Okanagan College in Summerland, British Columbia. Dakota is certified in Youth Baseball Development by Driveline and has made an immediate impact on the players and the Academy. Dakota has extensive knowledge in hitting and infield work, and demonstrates a passion for teaching the game of baseball. Head Coach of the 18U AAA Midwest Prairie Pirates.

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Great ball players always...

  • Put in extra work

  • Are coachable

  • Are confident 

  • Lead by example

  • Are great teammates

  • Practice with purpose

  • Play with passion

  • Learn from failure

  • Make adjustments

  • Hustle

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