Home of the two-time state champions and nine-time state tournament participants
Dave Oehrlein (1998 ROCORI grad)
Dave Oehrlein played four seasons in the minor leagues, spanning from 1992 to 1995. Coming out of St. Cloud State University, Oehrlein was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 35th round of the 1992 MLB Draft. Oehrlein spent three seasons in Class A ball before playing Double-A ball in 1995. In 73 career games, Oehrlein tallied a win-loss record of 31-15 and had an ERA of 3.44 in 366.1 innings pitched.
In his career at Rocori, Oehrlein is tied for most wins by a pitcher in a season (11 in 1988) and is fourth in strikeouts (99 in 1988).
John Dold (1990 ROCORI grad)
Dold played two seasons of baseball after being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 40th round of the 1993 MLB Amateur Draft. Dold, coming out of St. John's University, played Rookie League ball in 1993 before playing Independent League ball with the Minneapolis Loons in 1994. In 60 career games as an outfielder and first baseman, Dold held a .225 batting average with two home runs and 25 RBI.
Steve Huls (1992 ROCORI grad)
Steve Huls played five seasons in the Minnesota Twins' minor league system, spanning from 1996 to 2000. Huls was first drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 56th round of the 1993 MLB Draft, but turned the opportunity down to play college baseball at the University of Minnesota. In 1996, Huls was drafted by the Twins in the 15th round of the MLB Draft. Reaching as high as the Triple-A level, the infielder appeared in 365 games in his career, holding a batting average of .208, while scoring 114 runs and driving in 79 runs.
Huls is currently tied with Eric Loxtercamp for the highest batting average (.506 in 1992) in a single season in Rocori history. He is first in hits (41 in 1992), tied for fifth in RBI (28 in 1992) and tied for eighth in stolen bases (14 in 1992).
Brian Hansen (2008 ROCORI grad)
Brian Hansen played two seasons of independent league baseball with the River City Rascals from 2014 to 2015. While playing collegiate baseball at St. Cloud State from 2010 to 2013, Hansen was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 49th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. In Hansen's two independent league seasons, the outfielder appeared in 121 games, where he carried a .323 batting average, hit 11 home runs, drove in 55 RBI, stole 32 bases and scored 80 times.
Hansen is tied for seventh in most hits in a season (31 in 2007) in Rocori history.
Austin Athmann (2013 ROCORI grad)
Athmann spent four seasons in the Detroit Tigers minor league system, spanning from 2016 to 2019. Athmann, who was drafted by the Tigers out of the University of Minnesota in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, most recently played for the Lakeland Flying Tigers at the Class A Advanced level in 2019. During his four-year professional career, Athmann tallied a career batting average of .256 in 816 at-bats, finishing with 209 hits, 38 doubles, six home runs, two triples, two stolen bases and 84 RBI along with drawing 46 walks.