Ian Gardeck: CLS Grad Makes It

Joey Berg, Ian Gardeck and yours truly in LITH

Lake in the Hills, IL- The San Francisco Giants have added closer/pitcher Ian Gardeck to its 40 man roster for 2016. This is an awesome accomplishment for the fiery right handed thrower.  With a fastball that can reach the upper 90’s, the future looks very bright for the Crystal Lake South graduate. His CLS baseball coach, Brian Bogda, must be beaming right about now.

Gardeck grew up in LITH with mom and dad, Jim and Teri and 3 siblings: Andrew, Dennis and Alex. Ian was on THE best LITH youth baseball team I ever coached. Along with my son, Joey, our Cubs (sorry SF fans) won the whole ball of wax in 2001. What great memories!


This old coach is so proud of Ian as are all who helped him along the path he chose. Very good choice my man! Go SF Giants (sorry Cubs fans).

Stay tuned for an exclusive look into the future Giant coming soon in @bergsworld.