SEWARD, Neb. – The Berg family connection with the Concordia University baseball program will live on. High school class of 2020 senior Kyle Berg is set to join the Bulldogs beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Kyle, son of Rod and Angie Berg, is the youngest of four Berg brothers. His older brothers, Bryce, Casey and Ben, have all either coached or played at Concordia. Check out the audio link above for an interview with Kyle Berg, who chatted with 1380 KCIM radio in his hometown of Carroll, Iowa.
--Spent four seasons as an assistant coach (2015-19) under head coach Ryan Dupic.
--Helped the Bulldogs win GPAC regular-season championships in 2017 and 2019.
--Current Minnesota Twins minor league hitting coach.
--Played three seasons at Concordia (2015 through 2017) after transferring from North Iowa Area Community College.
--Earned first team All-GPAC honors in 2017 and was twice named honorable mention All-GPAC (2015 and 2016).
--As a senior, batted .343 with a .439 on-base percentage, .529 slugging percentage, 16 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 35 RBIs.
--Current sophomore catcher on the Concordia baseball team; has played in 43 collegiate games and has posted eight doubles, three home runs and 23 RBIs.
--Current senior at Kuemper Catholic High School and is a multi-sport standout; announced commitment to Concordia via Twitter on Dec. 29, 2019.
Kyle on his decision to choose Concordia: “That (family aspect) obviously has to play in a little bit and the foundation Coach Dupic is building with everybody here and the success they’ve been having. It just goes up and up every year. It’s something I would love to be part of and something I’m excited to join.”
Kyle on his brothers: “I look up to them a lot. Casey was always the one that I got compared to because we were, quote on quote, the more athletic of the other two. We always had those comparisons, but I’ve been compared to all my brothers at a different point. All four of us would go hit in the cages back when we all were playing. Bryce would throw BP and would be teaching us all this stuff he’s learning and figuring out how to implement it. It’s been a journey with them and it’s super nice to have that support system and benefit to your baseball career.”