MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
Now is the time to turn up the defense.
The top-ranked Saints s ... »
l Name: Ben Rortvedt
l Number: 9
l Position: Catcher
l Bats/Throws: Left/Right
l Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 190 pounds
l Age: 19
l Hometown: Verona, Wis.
l Noteworthy: Second-round draft pick of Minnesota Twins last June out of Vernona Area High School. Signed a contract with a bonus of $900,000. Had committed to University of Arkansas. Named to Perfect Game All-American Classic Game. Hit combined .222 in 33 games at Rookie-level spots Elizabethton and Gulf Coast League Twins. Listed as No. 23 prospect in Twins system by Baseball America.