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CRACKERJACKS 2011 THE 2011 MIDWEST COLLEGIATE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS • SEMIFINALS

Pursuing a Championship Will County CrackerJacks vs. Chicago Zephyrs July 26-28, 2011


CRACKERJACKS 2011: PURSUING A CHAMPIONSHIP

Table of Contents A Wild Ride

Down, but never out, the ‘Jacks mounted a furious late-season charge to win the MCL regular season championship.

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Meet the Teams

After watching the ‘Jacks clinch the MCL title on their home field, the Zephyrs are out for revenge.

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Head-to-Head

The CrackerJacks and Zephyrs met 11 times in 2011.

2011 CrackerJacks Schedule, Results & Stats

Re-live the long journey to the 2011 regular season title. .

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A Wild Ride

In the spring of 2011, 27 ballplayers from eight different states came together. By summer’s end, they were champions. By Mike Garabedian

The CrackerJacks loosen up before they play their first game in franchise history on June 3, 2011.

CrackerJacks’ players celebrate after winning the MCL regular season championship on July 24.

MCL Standings through June 2011 Pl Team 1. Foresters 2. Vikings 3. CrackerJacks 4. Zephyrs

W-L 10-7 8-6 9-7 3-10

GB --- 0.5 0.5 5.0

Pct. .588 .571 .563 .231

It all started from scratch. No players, no manager, no website, no tradition, no staff, no ballpark, not even a team name. But on a cold December evening in 2010, former Joliet JackHammers General Manager Jamie Toole created the foundation of a new baseball team in Will County, Ill. As the days turned to weeks, the new club began accepting entries for what it would be called. The thought process was simple: get as many people in the local community involved as possible. This wasn’t going to be a ballclub that people would be able to ignore. It was to be Will County’s hometown team. But even as Toole continued to accept entries for his new team’s name, there was still a daunting question that lingered throughout the chilly Chicago winter. Sure, the team can have a name, but what is a baseball team without players and a manager? If Will County’s new team was going to have a chance at competing in 2011, Toole needed to act fast and acquire talented collegiate ballplayers. Then, in late January 2011, Toole got the good news he was searching for when he got a commitment

June 2011 Highlights

June 3: ‘Jacks win franchise opener 12-6 over the Chicago Zephyrs June 4: Scott Hull hits the first home run in CrackerJacks franchise history June 7: ‘Jacks play Chicago Bandits in exhibition game June 11: ‘Jacks play its first home games at Wayne King, Jr. Field June 11: Conor Szczerba scores the game-winning run in first walk-off win June 26: ‘Jacks score five times in the ninth to rally and beat the Elgin Aces

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from a tall, right-handed pitcher from nearby Tinley Park, Ill. When the paperwork was finally signed on Jan. 25, the new ballclub in Will County finally had its first player in franchise history: University of Wisconsin-Parkside product Ryan Windt. Despite the much-needed victory for Toole, the last thing on his mind was slowing down. A roster was needed, and time was sparse. The new days came quickly, but as the calendar turned to February, so did new acquisitions. On Feb. 8, Toole acquired another WisconsinParkside pitcher in right-hander Mike Nicks and then he landed talented College of DuPage outfielder Domenic Biagini on Feb. 28. By the time March came around, a 2011 season became even more realistic. Then, it happened. After over three month’s worth of team name entries were collected, Toole and his family had come across one that stuck out. It was a name that described the type of ballplayer every manager desires. On March 1, 2011, the new baseball team in Will County finally had its name. They were the CrackerJacks. Contrary to popular belief, the background of the “CrackerJacks” name has nothing to do with the famous treat sold in ballparks all over the United States. Instead, the name stems from an old saying that describes someone excellent of their kind. If someone described a ballplayer by saying “he was a

Final 2011 MCL Standings Pl Team 1. CrackerJacks 2. Foresters 3. Vikings 4. Zephyrs

W-L 23-12 22-13 15-17 6-24

GB --- 1.0 6.5 14.5

On Jan. 25, 2011, Ryan Windt became the first player to sign with the Will County CrackerJacks.

real CrackerJack,” they’d be implying that he was a top-notch player, someone who has the skills and determination to be successful. “It’s a breath of fresh air,” Toole said of the CrackerJacks. “It’s so refreshing to deal with kids who are just excited to have a place to play ball in the summer.” Toole came to the CrackerJacks after a decade-long run in professional baseball that included stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates and numerous Independent League teams. The goals that those players had in mind were far different than those of the fresh faces in the CrackerJacks organization. Sure, the ultimate goal for every player is to play in the major league. But for professional players, the focus was less on the actual sport and more on

Pct. .657 .629 .469 .200

external factors such as meal money and a new contract. For collegiate players, the goal is to get better and develop the necessary skills to succeed. As the word about the CrackerJacks spread throughout Will County, Toole was still working on finding a leader for his club. On March 16, he had his man. Vern Hasty became the first manager in CrackerJacks history on that day in March, eager to get back to coaching players who were willing to learn the fundamentals of the game to be successful. He had just completed a long season in Slovakia with the Trnava Angels in the summer of 2010 and although he saw some success with the European club, including a win over the Russian National Team in June 2010, he

July 2011 Highlights

July 7: ‘Jacks win marathon 19-16 game over the Southland Vikings July 13: Nine players represent CrackerJacks in MCL All-Star Game July 17: ‘Jacks beat Rockford 10-1 to split four-game series July 18: ‘Jacks beat Vikings in 8-6 come-from-behind thriller in Joliet July 22: ‘Jacks catch Rockford for first place for the first time since June 16 July 24: ‘Jacks sweep Zephyrs to win regular season MCL championship

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Vern Hasty (right) talks with outfielder Scott Hull (left) before a game.

felt it was time to come back to the United States to manage again. Hasty, a native of Kearney, Neb., brought years of managing experience at nearly all levels of collegiate baseball in addition to his international stint into the CrackerJacks’ inaugural season. “At first, I was content with just being able to play and maybe win a few ballgames in our first year,” Toole said. “But when we signed Vern, my outlook changed. I wanted to win the league.” “When I went over [to Europe], it was a little difficult to have to teach basic fundamentals of the game, like the hit-and-run, that [the European players] did not completely grasp,” Hasty said of his time in Europe. “The great thing about coaching a summer collegiate team is that there are a lot of quality players playing in college right now that really know how to play the game.” With the team roster developing and the manager now in place, Toole and Hasty decided to fill the roster with a slightly different ap-

CrackerJacks’ ace Steve Taylor finished the 2011 regular season a perfect 7-0.

proach: instead of building a club that consisted of only Illinois players, why not take it to the next level and go outside the state? When this decision was made in at the end of March, the CrackerJacks began signing new players on a daily basis. In late April, Toole signed Conor Szczerba, Colt Hankamer and Chris Noble from Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla. The three would become the nucleus of the CrackerJack infield for the majority of the regular season. In addition, Toole was able to acquire Oklahoma native Scott Hull, Kansas City, Kan., product Brandon Truitt and St. Charles, Mo., native Lendon Ehlmann. When the roster was finalized at the beginning of June, the CrackerJacks’ roster consisted of players from eight different states. One of those key out-of state acquisitions was Steve Taylor, who quickly emerged as the ace of the pitching staff even before the regular season began. Finally, on June 3, 2011, after six long months of hard work and

preparation, Hasty and the CrackerJacks took the field for the first time. The end result of game one was better than what anyone could have expected. Behind Taylor’s five shut-out innings, the CrackerJacks jumped out to an early 12-0 lead and never looked back. They won their first game in franchise history on that warm June evening over the Chicago Zephyrs at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Ill. The team cruised through the first week of the season and got off to an early 6-1 start. Of course, that record did not include a 6-2 June 7 loss to the Chicago Bandits, Chicago’s professional softball team, in a “Battle of the Sexes.” But over the next week, the CrackerJacks began to stumble and on June 19, the Zephyrs downed the CrackerJacks 11-8 to drop the Will County club to 7-6 overall and 6-6 in the Midwest Collegiate League. But it was after that game in Sugar Grove where one of the key moments in the season occurred.

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Disappointed with what he had Jacks, Jordan hit just witnessed, Toole addressed his .383, drove in 15 club in the parking lot at Waubon- runs and stole 13 see Community College. bases. In addition “Guys,” Toole said. “This is what he went 2-1 on the rock bottom feels like. It can only mound with just go up from here.” a 2.96 earned run At the time, no one knew how average. correct Toole ended up being with With all the his bold statement. right pieces in After the June 19 loss to the place, the CrackZephyrs, the CrackerJacks went erJacks entered a 10-4 over their next 14 ballgames to four-game series improve to 17-10 overall and 15-9 with Rockford just in the MCL. The streak propelled 2.5 games out of them up to second place in the first place. After The CrackerJacks invent a “human jump rope” before their July 21 game. league standings, just 2.5 games be- losing the first hind the first-place Rockford Forest- game of the series, come-from-behind 8-6 win over ers heading into the MCL All-Star the CrackerJacks won two out of the Southland Vikings on July 18, a Game, which featured nine Cracker- next three to split the series. The near-brawl in a July 21 win over the Jacks, including Taylor, Drew Sain, series finale saw the CrackerJacks Zephyrs and a dominating 12-5 win Windt, Nicks, Biagini, Truitt, Ehlrout the Rockford club 10-1. over the Foresters to tie them for the mann, Szczerba and Derek Thomas, The win to split the series division lead on July 22. on July 13. marked the second turning point of But still, the CrackerJacks were The Foresters took over sole the season for the Will County club. the underdogs to win the division possession of first place on June 16 No, the win did not propel them heading into the final day of the when they stunned the CrackerJacks into first place. But it did show the regular season on July 24. To win at Wayne King, Jr. Field by scoring Foresters that it was going to be a the regular season title and grab the four runs in the ninth inning after tight race to the finish. top seed in the playoffs, they needed trailing 3-0. Rockto sweep the Zephyrs in a doubleford would hold that header and then hope that Southfirst place position land knocked off Rockford. for over a month On a warm, damp Sunday eveafter that game but ning in Sugar Grove, the Crackthey were never erJacks’ took care of business and able to completely got the help they were looking pull away from the for as well, pounding the Zephyrs CrackerJacks, who 12-1 and 13-4 while the Vikings quietly hung around topped Rockford in extra innings. in the division It was a championship that sigstandings as July nified much more than just a top wore on. seed in the playoffs. It was a title One of the that was a result of perseverance major reasons the through the adversity of early seaCrackerJacks were son struggles, a championship for The CrackerJack dugout eagerly awaits the conclusion of the division-clincher. able to remain a general manager who only four within striking months earlier was still searching The 10-1 win over Rockford distance of Rockford was the July for a team name and a victory for a ended up being the first of seven 7 mid-season acquisition of utility manager who came back to coach straight wins for the CrackerJacks player Michael Jordan. to close out the regular season. The in the United States with one goal in In 15 games with the Crackermind: to win. winning streak featured a thrilling

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THE 2011 WILL COUNTY CRACKERJACKS President/General Manager................................Jamie Toole Manager................................................................Vern Hasty Pitchers (9) No. Name B/T Hometown College 29 Ryan Windt R/R Tinley Park, Ill. University of Wisconsin-Parkside 27 Mike Nicks R/R Tinley Park, Ill. University of Wisconsin-Parkside 21 Steve Taylor R/R McDonough, Ga. Southern Polytechnic State University 16 Drew Sain R/R Momence, Ill. Kankakee Community College 14 Josh Kause R/R Elmwood Park, Ill. Triton Junior College 11 Tom Laudadio L/L St. Charles, Ill. Kankakee Community College 18 Benny Collesano R/R Homer Glen, Ill. Trinity Christian College 22 Matt Pruneau R/R Plainfield, Ill. Calumet College of St. Joseph 36 Spencer Lehmann R/R Minooka, Ill. Minooka High School Infielders (7) No. Name B/T Hometown College 3 Colt Hankamer S/R Solado, Texas Polk State College 10 Conor Szczerba R/R Titusville, Fla. Polk State College 13 Chris Noble R/R Fort Myers, Fla. Polk State College 26 Lendon Ehlmann R/R St. Charles, Mo. Kansas City KS Community College 5 Mark Zhorne R/R Galesburg, Ill. Carl Sandburg College 2 Michael Jordan S/R Miami, Fla. Benedict College 32 Steve Kedroski L/R Crystal Lake, Ill. Western Illinois University Outfielders (4) No. Name B/T Hometown College 8 Scott Hull R/L Bartlesville, Okla. Kansas City KS Community College 9 Chris Bell L/R Gainesville, Ga. Emmanuel College 33 Domenic Biagini L/R Arlington Heights, Ill. College of DuPage 19 Derek Thomas R/R Cedar Rapids, Iowa Lewis University Catchers (1) No. Name B/T Hometown College 34 Brandon Truitt R/R Kansas City, Kansas Baker University

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THE 2011 CHICAGO ZEPHYRS General Manager..................................................Marco Fajardo Manager................................................................Marco Fajardo Assistant Coach....................................................Jeff Marcley Pitchers (12) No. Name B/T Hometown College 30 Jason Ormond R/R Chicago, Ill. Grinnell College 24 Bill Pullia R/R Chicago, Ill. Park University 36 George Heller R/R Elgin, Ill. Trinity International University 40 Will Fuentes R/R Aurora, Ill. St. Ambrose University 15 Eric Bender R/R Hampshire, Ill. Northwestern College 25 Dan Huenecke R/R Palatine, Ill. Belmont University 28 Luke Gilbertson R/R Yorkville, Ill. Waubonsee Community College 16 Ryan Hudspeth L/L St. Charles, Ill. Elgin Community College 26 Alci Gonzalez R/R Veraguas, Panama Point Park University 22 Mike Derby R/R Bartlett, Ill. Elgin Community College 8 Lucas Geier R/R Elgin, Ill. Elgin Community College 17 Alex Raver R/R Bartlett, Ill. Wisconsin Lutheran College Infielders (8) No. Name B/T Hometown College 14 Mason Hallet R/R Naperville, Ill. St. Ambrose University 2 Marty Dwar R/R Clarendon Hills, Ill. Loras College 20 Bobby Bienick R/R Barrington, Ill. Simpson College 1 John Wehr R/R West Chicago, Ill. Elgin Community College 3 K.C. Wright R/R Moline, Ill. Judson University 7 Kyle Renaud R/R Sugar Grove, Ill. Waubonsee Community College 13 Luke Collins R/R Yorkville, Ill. Elmhurst College 21 Ryan Richardson R/R South Elgin, Ill. University of Nebraska Outfielders (4) No. Name B/T Hometown College 10 Nolan Craig L/R Big Rock, Ill. Waubonsee Community College 19 Steve Slobodecki R/R Carol Stream, Ill. St. Joseph’s College 18 Mac Coffey L/L Oak Brook, Ill. St. Ambrose University 12 Ryan Cowhey R/R Orland Park, Ill. Western Illinois University Catchers (2) No. Name B/T Hometown College 11 Scott Blanchette R/R Manteno, Ill. St. Ambrose University 9 Ryan Payne R/R Geneva, Ill. Aurora University

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HEAD-TO-HEAD: ‘JACKS & ZEPHYRS How the CrackerJacks and Zephyrs fared against one another in 2011

2011 Season Series: CrackerJacks won 9-2 All-Time Series: CrackerJacks lead 9-2 First Meeting: June 3, 2011 Last Meeting: July 24, 2011 CrackerJacks’ Record in Sugar Grove : 4-2 Zephyrs’ Record in Joliet: 0-5 Game 1 (at Sugar Grove): June 3, 2011 Game 7 (at Sugar Grove): July 1, 2011 Final Score: CrackerJacks 12, Zephyrs 6 Final Score: CrackerJacks 6, Zephyrs 5 WP: Steve Taylor WP: Josh Kause LP: George Heller LP: Alci Gonzalez Game 2 (at Joliet): June 12, 2011 Game 8 (at Joliet): July 20, 2011 Final Score: CrackerJacks 15, Zephyrs 0 Final Score: CrackerJacks 16, Zephyrs 4 WP: Taylor WP: Kause LP: Dan Huenecke LP: Ryan Hudspeth Game 3 (at Joliet): June 12, 2011 Game 9 (at Joliet): July 21, 2011 Final Score: CrackerJacks 3, Zephyrs 1 Final Score: CrackerJacks 7, Zephyrs 0 WP: Ryan Windt WP: Chris Noble LP: Alex Raver LP: Lucas Geier Game 4 (at Sugar Grove): June 19, 2011 Game 10 (at Sugar Grove): July 24, 2011 Final Score: Zephyrs 11, CrackerJacks 8 Final Score: CrackerJacks 12, Zephyrs 1 WP: Jason Ormond WP: Windt LP: Benny Collesano LP: Ormond Game 5 (at Sugar Grove): June 28, 2011 Game 11 (at Sugar Grove): July 24, 2011 Final Score: Zephyrs 7, CrackerJacks 3 Final Score: CrackerJacks 13, Zephyrs 4 WP: Raver WP: Collesano LP: Mike Nicks LP: Bill Pullia Game 6 (at Joliet): June 29, 2011 Final Score: CrackerJacks 12, Zephyrs 6 WP: Drew Sain LP: Kyle Renaud

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WILL COUNTY CRACKERJACKS 2011 SCHEDULE, RESULTS & STATISTICS

Date Opponent Result Overall MCL June 3, 2011 at Chicago Zephyrs W, 12-6 1-0 1-0 June 4, 2011 vs. Elgin Aces W, 18-2 2-0 1-0 June 8, 2011 at Rockford Foresters W, 7-4 3-0 2-0 June 11, 2011 vs. Rockford Foresters L, 5-3 3-1 2-1 June 11, 2011 vs. Rockford Foresters W, 6-5 4-1 3-1 June 12, 2011 vs. Chicago Zephyrs W, 15-0 5-1 4-1 June 12, 2011 vs. Chicago Zephyrs W, 3-1 6-1 5-1 June 13, 2011 at Rockford Foresters L, 4-2 6-2 5-2 June 14, 2011 at Southland Vikings L, 10-0 6-3 5-3 June 16, 2011 vs. Rockford Foresters L, 4-3 6-4 5-4 June 17, 2011 at Southland Vikings W, 7-6 7-4 6-4 June 18, 2011 at Rockford Foresters L, 4-3 7-5 6-5 June 19, 2011 at Chicago Zephyrs L, 11-8 7-6 6-6 June 24, 2011 at Southland Vikings W, 10-4 8-6 7-6 June 25, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings W, 2-1 9-6 8-6 June 25, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings L, 5-3 9-7 8-7 June 26, 2011 at Elgin Aces W, 8-4 10-7 8-7 June 28, 2011 at Chicago Zephyrs L, 7-3 10-8 8-8 June 29, 2011 vs. Chicago Zephyrs W, 12-6 11-8 9-8 June 30, 2011 vs. Des Plaines Patriots L, 6-1 11-9 9-8 July 1, 2011 at Chicago Zephyrs W, 6-5 12-9 10-8 July 6, 2011 at Southland Vikings W, 3-0 13-9 11-8 July 7, 2011 at Southland Vikings W, 19-16 14-9 12-8 July 9, 2011 at Rockford Foresters L, 2-1 14-10 12-9 July 10, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings W, 4-3 15-10 13-9 July 10, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings W, 4-2 16-10 14-9 July 11, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings W, 3-0 17-10 15-9 July 14, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings L, 4-3 17-11 15-10 July 15, 2011 at Rockford Foresters L, 11-6 17-12 15-11 July 16, 2011 vs. Rockford Foresters W, 3-2 18-12 16-11 July 16, 2011 at Rockford Foresters L, 9-2 18-13 16-12 July 17, 2011 at Rockford Foresters W, 10-1 19-13 17-12 July 18, 2011 vs. Southland Vikings W, 8-6 20-13 18-12 July 20, 2011 vs. Chicago Zephyrs W, 16-4 21-13 19-12 July 21, 2011 vs. Chicago Zephyrs W, 7-0 22-13 20-12 July 22, 2011 at Rockford Foresters W, 12-5 23-13 21-12 July 24, 2011 at Chicago Zephyrs W, 12-1 24-13 22-12 July 24, 2011 at Chicago Zephyrs W, 13-4 25-13 23-12 Playoff Schedule July 26, 2011 July 27, 2011 July 28, 2011 July 29, 2011 July 30, 2011 July 31, 2011 *If Necessary

Game 1 vs. Chicago Zephyrs 7:00 p.m. Game 2 at Chicago Zephyrs 5:30 p.m. Game 3* vs. Chicago Zephyrs TBD

Oil City Stadium; Whiting, Ind. Waubonsee CC; Sugar Grove, Ill. TBD

Game 1, MCL Championship vs. Rockford-Southland series winner Game 2, MCL Championship vs. Rockford-Southland series winner Game 3*, MCL Championship vs. Rockford-Southland series winner

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HITTING (sorted by at-bats) Name Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP K SB CS SACFL AVG OBP SLG Conor Szczerba IF 38 132 38 45 5 2 0 25 16 7 6 19 4 1 0.341 0.436 0.409 Brandon Truitt C 38 128 23 38 4 0 0 30 9 9 26 3 0 6 0.297 0.368 0.328 Domenic Biagini OF 38 119 25 42 8 2 1 25 13 6 22 15 6 2 0.353 0.436 0.479 Lendon Ehlmann IF 35 103 24 34 3 0 0 23 25 7 23 4 1 2 0.330 0.482 0.359 Derek Thomas OF 34 103 21 26 4 0 0 15 14 4 14 5 4 1 0.252 0.361 0.291 Colt Hankamer IF 34 97 18 24 4 1 0 14 12 3 24 7 2 0 0.247 0.348 0.309 Chris Noble IF 34 94 29 30 2 1 0 15 14 5 16 19 1 1 0.319 0.430 0.362 Steve Kedroski DH 25 80 12 15 1 0 0 10 11 6 13 2 0 1 0.188 0.327 0.200 Scott Hull OF 22 74 21 24 4 2 1 18 8 8 8 6 1 1 0.324 0.440 0.473 Steve Clancy OF 23 64 6 14 1 0 0 2 14 1 14 7 0 1 0.219 0.363 0.234 Michael Jordan IF 15 47 17 18 4 0 1 15 10 3 4 13 1 0 0.383 0.517 0.532 Mark Zhorne IF 16 32 7 11 0 0 0 6 7 0 5 1 0 0 0.344 0.462 0.344 Chris Bell OF 11 25 5 6 1 0 0 3 5 0 6 1 0 0 0.240 0.367 0.280 Rick Gazarek OF 6 18 2 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0.222 0.222 0.278 Kyle Thomas EH 6 15 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0.200 0.250 0.267 Dominic Denney EH 8 15 6 4 0 1 0 1 8 0 5 0 1 0 0.267 0.522 0.400 Spencer Lehmann Util. 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.500 0.500 0.500 Josh Kause C 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 Totals 1158 258 340 43 9 3 208 170 59 198 103 21 16 0.294 0.406 0.354

PITCHING (sorted by innings pitched) Name Pos G GS W L SV ERA CG IP H R ER BB HBP K HR BA TBF Stephen Taylor RHP 9 8 7 0 1 0.50 4 54 1/3 32 7 3 14 2 52 1 0.169 189 Drew Sain RHP 6 6 5 0 0 3.30 2 43 2/3 34 22 16 20 5 39 0 0.210 162 Ryan Windt RHP 7 7 2 3 0 3.92 3 43 2/3 38 28 19 24 3 29 1 0.233 163 Mike Nicks RHP 8 5 2 3 0 3.86 0 28 32 30 12 12 8 25 0 0.286 112 Michael Jordan RHP 3 3 2 1 0 2.96 1 24 1/3 22 8 8 17 3 15 0 0.259 85 Josh Kause RHP 5 0 3 0 1 3.79 0 19 23 13 8 2 2 12 0 0.295 78 Tom Laudadio LHP 4 3 0 1 0 4.11 0 15 1/3 12 8 7 13 3 15 0 0.203 59 Chris Noble RHP 6 1 1 1 1 4.05 0 13 1/3 16 10 6 7 1 11 0 0.296 54 Benny Collesano RHP 9 2 1 1 0 7.30 0 12 1/3 17 14 10 9 1 4 0 0.315 54 Brooks McDowell RHP 4 1 0 1 0 2.79 0 9 2/3 5 9 3 8 3 6 0 0.147 34 Matt Pruneau RHP 5 1 0 2 0 9.00 0 7 7 8 7 1 2 4 0 0.259 27 Anthony Buonamici RHP 3 1 0 0 0 15.43 0 4 2/3 9 10 8 8 0 2 0 0.391 23 Chris Bell RHP 4 0 0 0 0 2.25 0 4 6 2 1 4 0 3 0 0.333 18 Kyle Cahill RHP 3 0 0 0 0 17.18 0 3 2/3 9 8 7 2 0 2 0 0.500 18 Derek Thomas RHP 2 0 1 0 0 2.45 0 3 2/3 1 1 1 3 0 3 0 0.083 12 Conor Szczerba RHP 2 0 1 0 0 0.00 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.182 11 Spencer Lehmann RHP 3 0 0 0 1 6.00 0 3 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0.167 12 Mark Zhorne RHP 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2 Totals 38 25 13 4 3.63 10 292 2/3 269 180 118 147 33 224 2 0.242 1113

FINAL 2011 WILL COUNTY CRACKERJACKS REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL STATISTICS


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Credits & Production Production: CrackerJacks 2011: Pursuing a Championship was produced by the Will County CrackerJacks media relations department based on information available through July 25, 2011. Photography, editing, research, design, statistics, formatting and writing is provided by Mike Garabedian, Manager of Broadcast and Media Relations for the Will County CrackerJacks. CrackerJacks 2011: Pursuing a Championship is an official publication of the Will County CrackerJacks, 24014 West Renwick Road, Suite 103, Plainfield, Ill., 60544. Its logos and graphics are trademarks of the Will County CrackerJacks. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of CrackerJacks 2011: Pursuing a Championship without written permission is strictly prohibited.

Team Information: Mailing Address: Will County CrackerJacks 24014 W. Renwick Road, Suite 103 Plainfield, Ill., 60544

Will County CrackerJacks Mission Statement: CrackerJacks baseball is dedicated to beginning a tradition of excellence for the entire organization. We want to be a championship organization on and off the field and want to develop the premiere summer collegiate baseball operation in the country. We want to have championship players on the field and championship people off of the field. We would like to utilize the 2011 inaugural season to lay the ground work for the future success of the Will County CrackerJacks. We want to be an asset and anchor for our community and an organization that Will County can be proud of. We want to make a positive impact on community organizations that can use our assistance. We want Will County to be a better place because of the Will County CrackerJacks.

Community Relations Associate: Amanda Cortese

President & General Manager: Jamie Toole Manager of Broadcast & Media Relations: Mike Garabedian Marketing Associate: Natalie Cortese

Public Relations Intern: Ruth Lee Operations Manager: Jose Contreras Intern: Mike Friend Intern: Matt Lang

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