Left-handed Two-Way Player with Experience in Germany, Australia, and Belgium; Seeking club in Europe for the 2020 Season
Name: Trent Saharek
Weight: 205 lbskg
DOB: April 30, 1995
Date Available: September 27, 2019Will Pay Flight
Positions: Coach, 1B, OF
Positions (alt): SP, RP
College: Bethany Lutheran College
Trent Saharek is a left-handed two-way player who is a first basemen, pitcher and outfielder. He graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in the spring of 2017 where he led his conference with a .434 batting average. He was named 1st-team All-UMAC and 2nd-team All-Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Trent played his first season overseas for the Dortmund Wanderers in the German Bundesliga Nordwest Division. In 20 games for the Wanderers, He had a .434 batting average with 36 hits. He also started 3 games going 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 16 innings. For the 2018-19 season Trent played in Australia for the Coomera Cubs in the Greater Brisbane League. He had 11 doubles and 33 RBI’s, which was good for 5th in doubles and 4th in RBI’s. Trent in his recent season played in Belgium for the Beveren Lions in the Belgium First Division (1BB). He had a .461 batting average with 16 extra base hits (9-2b 5-3b 2-HR) and 51 RBI’s in 39 games. He pitched 102.2 innings starting in 16 games with a 2.86 ERA. Trent was also a player/coach for the club. Trent has quick hands and the ability to hit to all fields with some gap to gap power. He transitioned into a two-way player after college and currently has 21 starts with 136 innings pitched overseas.
Trent’s coaching experience consists of the following: Helped coach youth/high school winter camps during his collegiate years. He was the Assistant Coach for the Dortmund Wanderers Junior’s team in Germany (focused on hitting and outfield). He was the head for coach for the Coomera Cubs 16U GCBA team (Gold Coast Baseball Association) in Australia (focused on hitting, outfield and infield). Was a player/coach for the Beveren Lions in the Mens Senior League (Belgium First Division 1BB). He was also the Assistant coach for the Cadets division (13-15 yrs) focusing on Hitting, pitching, infield and outfield.
When asked about why he wanted to play internationally, he replied “The reason I want to take my career overseas is the following: To continue to play baseball at a high level while traveling the world, meet new people, be in a new culture and help coach youth baseball.”
- 2018-2019: BBJO-Winter Season Top 20 IBC Batters (Honorable Mention)
- 2018: BBJO-German Bundesliga 2-Regular Season Top Performers
- 2017: First Team All-UMAC – Article 2
- 2017: ABCA DIII Second Team Midwest All-Region – Article 2
- 2017: Led the Conference in Batting Average
- 2017: Ranked 18th in Batting average, NCAA DIII
- 2017: UMAC Academic All-Conference
- 2015: Tied a program record for most RBIs in one game (7)
- 2014-15: 2x OCCL All-Star
- 2013: San Joaquin All-League Honorable Mention
- 2012: San Joaquin Second Team All-League
|2019||Player/Coach||Beveren Lions||Belgium First Division (Mens Senior Team)||Player/Coach for the Mens senior team. Belgium First Division (1BB)|
|2019||Assistant Coach||Beveren Lions||Cadets (13-15 yr old)||Coaching hitting, pitching and infield.|
|2018-19||Head Coach||Coomera Cubs||U16's GCBA Senior League||Head coach for the U16's Gold Coast Baseball Association Senior League.|
|2018||Academy Coach||Coomera Baseball Academy||Little League and Junior League||Coached Little League and Junior League players the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and base running. 10 week academy.|
|2018||Assistant Coach||Dortmund Wanderers||Juniors Division||Coached the outfielders and helped out with hitting.|
|2014-17||Winter Camp Coach at Bethany Lutheran College||Bethany Lutheran College Winter Camp||Youth / High School||Helped coach youth and high school players improve their hitting skills.|
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These Testimonials Have Been Verified
Trent is first and foremost a wonderful young man. He is coachable, hardworking, and respectful to his coaches and teammates. Trent's best tool is his bat. He has an uncanny knack for grinding out at bats and finding the barrel. He had a very productive summer last summer in the Pacific Coast Collegiate League. Trent is not the player that is going to wow you just seeing him once, but the more you see him the more you realize what a good player he is.
Trent is a really good line drive hitter with gap to gap power. I rarely saw a guy with his ability to stay inside the baseball. Most of the time he hit leadoff for us, because of his ability to get on base consistently - without striking out a lot. Defensive wise we used him as a corner outfielder because of his solid arm. He can play right field as well as leftfield. He also played some innings at first base. If you need a guy to pitch some innings to give other guys some rest, Trent will do the job. Trent is a calm guy who will immediately fit in your team. Even though i only saw Trent play in the second divison of Germany, I'm pretty sure he can be easily a 300+ hitter in the top division.
Trent played in our team as a Pitcher/1st baseman. Immediately after his arrival it was clear he is very social and I think he would fit easily in any kind of team. During our season Trent excelled in good hitting and stable pitching. He is a player who really enjoys to play baseball and who would never give up till the end of the game. During the games Trent was always very respectful towards the opponent and the umpire. During his stay he also coached the younger teams during practises in the week and camps during the holidays. He is good with younger players and he likes to share his knowledge with them. To summarize Trent is a definitely an asset to your club if you are looking for a social player with a very good bat and a heart for baseball.
Education: Graduated with a Bachelor Of Business Administration
Hobbies and Interests: Weightlifting, hiking, biking, and going to the beach
Post baseball career plans: Working in the sports marketing industry
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: No recent injuries or illnesses
Signing preferences:Trent is looking for a club for the 2020 season. If a club were to set him up with accommodations and a job, he may be willing to pay for his flights if the situation is right. He is open to all offers.
Below is a video of him on the mound: