Blue Jay Bound

Nate Shoemaker, Minnetonka baseball player, accepts scholarship to Creighton University.
Skipper baseball player is set to launch his collegiate sports career.

It didn’t take Nate Shoemaker of Chanhassen long to realize baseball was his game. “My dad put a ball in my hand, told me to get out there,” he says, recalling he’s been a baseball player for as long as he can remember. Shoemaker plays on the varsity baseball team for Minnetonka High School as a pitcher and outfielder. He has also played basketball and football in the past, but baseball is his true love.
In addition to playing baseball, Shoemaker has remained focused on his academics, taking AP and higher level math and social studies classes. He is considering a business degree with a focus in sports management at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., where he has accepted a scholarship to play baseball.