Larks Sign 2 from Toledo
Frontier Precision Surveyed the Field and found Lorenzo DeBrecht and Yassir Kahook are joining us this summer!
Former Larks head coach Sean Repay who is an assistant coach at Toledo recommended these players consider playing for the Larks.
DeBrecht is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri. He played outfield at Sierra College in California for three years before transferring to Toledo. The 6’2” 195-pound DeBrecht is a utility guy who can play both infield and outfield. He was the starting shortstop for Toledo and batted .230 through 16 games tallying 14 hits, 6 runs and 5 RBI.
“To go from starting center fielder and then to starting shortstop for Toledo this year,” said Larks head coach Will Flynt, “that tells me he’s a pretty good athlete.”
“I’ve played both junior college and Division I baseball now. I’m a solid player and can get the job done,” said DeBrecht. “I’m just excited to play baseball again and I’ve heard there are a lot of great fans there in Bismarck.”
Kahook is a 5’11” 185-pound freshman from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The right-handed pitcher did not see any action during the 2020 season; however, Kahook was a standout high school athlete, being a four-year letter winner at Walsh Jesuit High School. As a junior, he pitched 35 innings and had 39 strikeouts earning a 1.18 ERA. In 2018, he helped his team to appear in the 2018 Ohio School Athletic Association Division I district finals.
“He’s a righty who I’ve heard is an absolute baller,” Flynt said. “Talking with him, he’s excited as hell to come.”
“I’m going to be ready every day,” said Kahook. “I always take advantage of opportunities and I’ll do whatever is best for the team.”
The Larks 2020 season is scheduled to start on time on May 26 with a home game against the Duluth Huskies.
The Bismarck Larks are a proud affiliate of the Northwoods League, the proven leader in development of elite college baseball players. The Larks mission is to use FUN to make a difference in the lives of our families, businesses, players, and communities we serve. This is accomplished with a commitment to putting fans first and providing high quality family entertainment at affordable prices. In 2019, the Larks sold out 97% of all home game tickets at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field. The Larks were named Northwoods Organization of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26thseason, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.