Trinity International baseball a family affair for Grotelueschens

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Mar 31, 2013

They are called the Trojans, but the Trinity International University baseball team might as well go by the Grotelueschens.

The Eagle River military family has three players and an assistant coach on the roster of the NAIA school in Chicago.

The father, Paul Grotelueschen Sr., a former professional player overseas, is in his second season as assistant coach and sons Paul Jr. is a senior, Andrew a sophomore and Jonathan a freshman are infielders and pitchers with the team.

Andrew Grotelueschen is the best of the bunch, ranking third in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a .406 batting average in 16 games.

The second baseman already has more hits [26] this year than he did in 38 games last year [23] when he hit .267 as a freshman.

Paul Jr. is hitting .233 in nine games; he is also a pitcher, going 1-2 in five games over 13.2 innings. Jonathan is hitting .214 in eight games.

They are the only Alaska players in the conference.