Gators Got a Groove


Crystal Lake, IL- The Crystal Lake South Gators are a loose but determined group of baseball players. You see it when they play games and I saw it today at practice. The Gators are sitting with a very neat record (26-6 .813), were Co-Champions of The Valley Division of The Fox Valley Conference and are seeded #2 in the Huntley Sub-Sectional B Bracket. Pretty nice resume I would say.

On a very nice Spring afternoon Coach Brian Bogda was kind enough to have come in to chat with his Gators. Bogda, P Tim Siesennop, C/OF Michael Swiatly and C/OF Nick Van Witzenburg spent some #GatorTime talking baseball, Knox College, Iowa State and stuff . Give a listen, you’ll enjoy it and we’ll appreciate it!!


Click here to listen to the 26-6 Gators:



  • Coach Bogda’s 9 year career record is 191-103 .650 (all at CLS)
  • Bogda’s Gators won  Regional Titles in 2007-08 & 2011-12
  • The 2011-12 Gators were 28-10. The 28 W’s are a CLS record
  • This year’s team’s winning % of .813 edges the 2011-12 team’s .737