Featured Athlete: Jordan Yoder


Olivia Lauter

Senior Jordan Yoder has played baseball for his entire life. He used to play hockey but quit last season in order to focus on baseball.

Senior baseball athlete Jordan Yoder has played baseball his whole life and plans to attend Lafayette College in Pennsylvania after graduation.


Sport: Baseball

Grade: Senior

Height: 5’10”

Baseball Experience: 12 years

Bat Preference: Rawlings Velo

Glove Preference: Rawlings Heart of the Hide or Pro Preferred


Favorite Pre-game Meal: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Favorite Baseball Players: Giancarlo Stanton and Trevor Bauer

Pregame Ritual: Hitting

Pregame Music: Country

Walk-Up Song: Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N Roses


The Red Ledger: Do you play baseball outside of school?

Jordan Yoder: I play on a club team named Frozen Ropes but it’s not as fun as school ball because the games don’t mean as much.

TRL: How have you played so far this season?

JY: Started out well, then I went through a little slump, and then [I] started playing well again.

TRL: What are some of your strengths in baseball?

JY: Hitting and overall execution at the plate.

TRL: When did you decide that you wanted to play baseball full time?

JY: Last season I quit hockey so I could focus on baseball full time.

TRL: What are some areas in your game that you can improve on?

JY: I’m working on my two-strike pitching and general defense.

TRL: What are some of your goals for this season?

JY: As a team–win district and go far in the playoffs.

TRL: Why did you decide you wanted to play baseball in high school?

JY: I’ve played baseball all my life, and [I] wanted to play for the school.

TRL: Do you plan on playing baseball in college?

JY: I am going to play at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. I like it because it’s a good academic school and has a Division 1 baseball program.

TRL: What do you want to accomplish in baseball before your senior year is over?

JY: We want to go as far as we can in the playoffs.