Grand Valley State Baseball Camps
Shane Street enters his second year as an Assistant Coach for the Grand Valley State baseball team. Street, who has many responsibilities during the off-season, will be the Pitching Coordinator for the Lakers this season.
Street brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Lakers following five years as a professional player in Independent Baseball, most recently with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League. Street spent the last three years of his career as a pitcher in/with: United Baseball League (Rio Grande Valley White Wings) where he won a League Championship, Frontier League (Southern Illinois Miners and the Rascals) and the American Association (Sioux Falls Canaries).
Street signed his first professional contract with the Southern Illinois Miners as a Catcher, following four years of success at Spring Arbor University (SAU) under Hall of Fame Coach Sam Riggleman. During his playing days at SAU, Coach Riggleman stated: Shane was a tremendous addition to our program and the SAU community from the first day that he arrived on campus. In Shane, we have a young man who is a leader via his work ethic, playing abilities and most importantly by how he conducts himself on a daily basis and how he treats others. Defensively Shane was one of the finest catchers to ever put on a Cougar uniform. His defensive skills are second to none… his throwing ability and arm strength made him a “weapon” behind the plate and his top flight receiving skills totally shut down opponents running game. Statistically speaking, Street threw out 46 of 77 would be base stealers over his career; and had his best offensive campaign his senior year hitting .361, while slugging .519.
Street earned many athletic honors while at SAU including Second Team, All-American (NCCAA) his senior year. However, the awards that speak volumes to his commitment as a Student-Athlete include: the Don McDonald Award-Spring Arbor University Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award as a junior; The E. Kathleen Dunckel – Spring Arbor University Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award as a sophomore; and the Hank Burbridge Memorial Scholarship as a freshman.
Street’s commitment away from the field and classroom is no less spectacular. He was a co-founder and Vice-President of I.C.A.R.E.; an outreach program servicing residents of the Jackson (Jackson, MI) Interfaith Homeless Shelter with feeding, housing, and teaching Sunday school to the children of the shelter; and, SAU Red Cross Representative and Liaison responsible for organizing and managing all blood drives at Spring Arbor University.
Cody Grice enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Grand Valley State baseball team in 2018. Grice, who is heavily involved in several off-season duties with the program, is responsible for coaching defense, bunting and base running.
Grice, a former Laker, returns to GVSU after four-year career in the professional baseball minor leagues. Most recently, he enjoyed a 61-game stint with the Tampa Yankees in the Florida State League, which is at the A (Advanced) level. In his 188 at bats with the Yankees, Grice tallied 35 hits and 45 total bases.
Part of his 2013 season was with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at the AAA level and the Trenton Thunder of the AA's Eastern League. The year prior, with the Charleston RiverDogs at the A (Full) level, Grice hit .212 and toted a .264 on-base percentage.
Grice's start in the minor leagues came after he was selected in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the New York Yankees. His minor league career began with a one-year stint as a member of the Staten Island Yankees, where he hit .241 and got on base at a .341 clip. In 166 at bats, Grice amassed 40 hits, including seven extra-base hits, 18 walks and 23 runs batted in.
In his three years with at GVSU, Grice collected numerous honors. As a junior, he was named the National College Baseball Writers Association, Daktronics, Inc. and American Baseball Coaches Association Midwest Region Player of the Year. A two-time ABCA and NCBWA All-Midwest Region First Team honoree, Grice holds the school record for highest career batting average (.418) and totaled 142 RBI, 170 runs, 42 doubles, 12 triples, 15 home runs and 68 walks. The three-time All-GLIAC First Team selection and 2009 GLIAC Freshman of the Year carried a career .492 on-base percentage as well. In 2010, Grice set single-season school records for highest batting average (.455) and hits (100), which led to him being named a semifinalist for the inaugural Tino Martinez Player of the Year Award.
A native of DeWitt, Michigan, Grice prepped at DeWitt High School, where he hit .375 and struck out just four times in 104 at bats as a senior, leading to an all-district laurel. He was a two-time all-conference and all-academic selection, too.