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The Pioneers of Dock Mennonite Academy

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Posted 2.0 months ago @ 1:51PM

Erik Kratz Hired as Baseball Coach

Dock Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Erik Kratz as our new Varsity Baseball Head Coach. Kratz graduated from Dock ('98) and Eastern Mennonite University ('02) before being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2002 MLB draft. In 2010, Kratz finally made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2011, Kratz signed a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies and was the team's backup catcher in 2013.

Erik went on the play for various MLB teams and retired in 2020. In total, Kratz played for 14 different MLB clubs and was a member of the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Erik spent the past 2 seasons coaching Dock's Middle School Baseball team and is looking forward to making the transition to High School ball. 

From Athletic Director Seth Frankenfield, "We are very excited to have Erik lead our baseball program. We know Erik will get the most out of our athletes from a baseball perspective, but he will also help develop them into leaders who will make a positive influence in our world. Erik has an undeniable love for baseball, yet he cares just as deeply about student athletes and helping them become the best overall person they can be. We look forward to this culture being instilled in Dock's Baseball program."

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