Posted On: 05/29/19 4:02 AM

The third of my series of stories highlighting some of the best multi-sport athletes in the state focuses on some of the best baseball talents from the Class of 2020 who also should be significant contributors to football programs across the state this fall. Baseball statistics and rankings proved to be harder for me to find than basketball or wrestling, but I hope I highlighted a solid list of athletes.

Jack Steil Rocori QB, LB/SS

Boston Merila photo from

Steil is a dual-threat quarterback for the Spartans who also spends time at linebacker. Last spring, Steil helped the baseball team reach the state championship game where they would fall to Mahtomedi. Earlier this fall, the pitcher and infielder committed to the Nebraska baseball program.

Boston Merila STMA LB/INF

As an infielder, during the regular season, Merila hit .429 with two home runs with 22 runs batted in. In the field – according to – Merila has good feet and has sure hands to make all the routine plays. On the football field, he is a hard-hitting linebacker.

Aaron Severson Columbia Heights QB, SS/P

Severson finished the regular season with a .444 batting average with

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