Issuu on Google+

SPORTS INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS COVERING THE TIGERS

DAVID WEAVER

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR

CREDENTIALS

All requests for working press credentials can be made by phone at 903-9232129 or by e-mail to dweaver@etbu.edu no later than 24 hours before a game. Media in attendance will receive a pregame package, updated rosters and statistics for both teams. A complete box score and inning-by-inning play-byplay is also available upon request after the game.

Alma Mater: Northwestern State University

Phone: 903-923-2129 E-Mail: dweaver@etbu.edu

ETBU’s on-campus wireless internet network, TigerNet, is available free of charge to media in attendance at Woods Field.

David Weaver is in his 12th year as Sports Information Director at East Texas Baptist University. The 1995 graduate of Northwestern State University is responsible for public and media relations for the ETBU Athletic Department, covering 12 NCAA-sponsored sports. As S.I.D. Weaver is the official statistician for every sport at ETBU and also designs and writes media guides for all sports on campus. He also controls the content on the university’s athletics web site, at www.etbu.edu, and manages the sports information blog on the site. Weaver also facilitates the ETBU Athletics pages on Facebook and Twitter, which have become invaluable sources of media in relation to being about to get news out on the web quickly to fans of the Tigers. Tiger athletics interviews and video clips can now also be found on the university’s official YouTube site. Before joining the staff at ETBU in June of 2000, Weaver was sports editor of the Marshall News Messenger in his hometown of Marshall, Texas. He covered East Texas sports -- including ETBU - for five years from 1996-2000 and earned three Associated Press Managing Editor Awards for his writing. Prior to his work at the News Messenger, Weaver was managing editor at The Hardin County News in Lumberton, Texas, a weekly publication of The Beaumont Enterprise. He accepted the position of ETBU’s S.I.D. and began working at the university on June 1, 2000, just a few months before the start of the Tigers’ first football season in 50 years. Over the past 10 years he has also worked in the broadcast booth with radio work for the Tiger football, basketball and softball teams at ETBU. Away from his duties at ETBU, David enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth baseball. He also enjoys reading and writing in his spare time. David and his wife, Jeannie, live in Hallsville, Texas with their children: son Coby, and daughters Melody, Abby and Lily.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

SPORTS INFORMATION STAFF

INTERVIEWS

All coach and player interviews are directed through the Sports Information Director. Coaches and players are allowed a 10-minute cooling-off period following the game before being made available for interviews. The Sports Information Director will conduct videotaped interviews of coaches and players following the game as needed which will be available on the university website.

PRESS BOX

The Press Box at Woods Field is available for working press and game officials. Seating in the press box is extremely limited so it is advised that media seeking a spot at the table contact the Sports Information Director no later than 24 hours before a game so that a spot can be secured. Ample work space will be provided for the media in attendance in another area of Woods Field if space in the press box is not available.

WEBSITE

The East Texas Baptist University website, located at www.etbu.edu, offers comprehensive coverage of every ETBU athletics program. Included on each individual team page are updated schedules, statistics, rosters, coach information, information for potential recruits, and the most up-to-date news regarding ETBU athletics. Also included are links to the American Southwest Conference standings, statistics and news, as well as links to in-game coverage via audio, video, live stats, Facebook and Twitter.

BROADCASTS

All game broadcasts and/or video requests must be made at least one week prior to the game in question. We cannot guarantee space or telephone line availability unless prior arrangements and proper request has been made at least seven days before a game.

WIRELESS INTERNET

News, upcoming events and in-game updates are available on ETBU Athletics’ accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Follow ETBU Tiger Athletics on Facebook for up-to-date headlines, news about upcoming events, and in-game score updates, and follow ETBU_Tigers on Twitter for in-game updates and news as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To request game credentials, or for general questions regarding ETBU Athletics news, contact: David Weaver, Sports Information Director .......................... 903-923-2129 E-Mail: dweaver@etbu.edu 903-407-8320 (cell phone) 903-934-8115 (fax) ETBU Public Relations Office .............................................. 903-923-2130 ETBU Athletics Office ......................................................... 903-923-2228

Mike Midkiff

Jason Soles

Director of Public Relations Statistician

Kyle Brewer Statistician

ETBU FAST FACTS Name........................................... East Texas Baptist University Location ............................................................Marshall, Texas Founded ............................................................................. 1912 President............................................Dr. Samuel “Dub” Oliver Mailing Address ..............One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670 Main Switchboard ............................................... 903-935-7963 Admissions Office ............................................. 1-800-804-ETBU Website............................................................. www.etbu.edu Athletics Affiliation ......................................... NCAA Division III Mascot ..............................................................................Tigers School Colors ...................................................Navy and Gold Enrollment (Fall 2011) ....................................................... 1,214 Student/Faculty Ratio ........................................................ 15:1 Average Class Size ................................................................ 20

EMBRACING FAITH.

Our faith affects, well, everything. It changes the way you think about your life and about the world around you. As ETBU students are encouraged and equipped to grow spiritually, they flourish in every other way. We want to encourage a deeper faith in Christ in our students. That means we want them to be inspired to believe and grow, not just told what to believe. We want them to experience real change, not just follow a list of rules. We’ve found that real growth and life happen best in a true community. The ETBU campus is just that -- a close-knit group of students, faculty and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds. It’s more common for them to refer to ETBU as “home” than as “school.” That difference -- both formed by a common faith and encouraging a deeper faith -- matters.

ENGAGING MINDS.

College exists to educate you. But what does that mean? Does it mean you leave with a brain full of information? With skills for a better job? With a diploma to hang on the wall? All of that is part of it. We just believe there is more to education. We believe you attend college not only to educate your mind, but also to engage it. And we believe you should leave college not only with the tools for a career, but also with wisdom for life. That starts, of course, with an exceptional classroom experience. At ETBU, degreed faculty -- experts in their fields -- teach our classes. You interact with professors and classmates as you learn, and classes are small enough to allow for a true interactive learning experience.

EMPOWERING LEADERS.

The shared goal of everyone at ETBU is this: when you leave us, you leave not merely with a degree, but with a purpose. That purpose is different for everyone, but the common theme is that our students are prepared to be light to the world wherever they go, whatever they do. And that’s why we believe that college is about all of you, not just your brain. It’s about growing in the ways you want to grow -- and in the ways you can’t imagine growing. It’s about experiencing community and expanding your mind. It’s about becoming who God created you to be for the rest of your life. That only happens in a place where everyone is completely invested in that kind of campus -- where faculty and staff really know their students and pour into their lives, both in and out of the classroom -- where students’ passions aren’t replaced with information, but empowered by what they learn and how they learn it.

ETBU IS THAT KIND OF PLACE. We aren’t bragging. We’ve just been blessed with a group of people who believe where you go to college matters as much as whether you go to college. But don’t take our word for it. A place like that is better experienced than described. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF.

Learn more online at www.etbu.edu

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Athletic Training

History

Biology

Human Relations (Psychology)

-- Forensic Science Concentration

Business Administration

-- Accounting -- Management Information Systems -- Management -- Marketing

International Studies Kinesiology Mass Communication Mathematics

Chemistry

Music

Chemistry

Music/Piano Performance

-- Forensic Science Concentration

Criminal Justice Education - Elementary

-- Language Arts & Reading (English) -- Language Arts & Reading (Reading) -- Mathematics -- Science -- Social Studies -- Church Ministries

Education - Secondary -- English -- History -- Life Science -- Mathematics -- Physical Science -- Social Studies -- Spanish -- Speech

Education - All Level

-- Kinesiology/Physical Education -- Music -- Theatre Arts

English English

-- Literature Specialization

-- Writing Specialization

Music/Sacred-Music Ministry Music/Vocal Performance Nursing Political Science Psychology Religion

-- Biblical Studies -- Pastoral -- Christian Education -- Youth Education/Ministry -- Missions

Sociology Spanish Speech Communication Theatre Arts

-- with Performance Concentration -- with Design/Tech Concentration

University Studies Applied Science

(for students 25 and over) -- Criminal Justice (online options) -- University Studies

*Pre-professional programs are also available. Students interested in studying one of these programs will indicate a major in its related field.

DR. DUB OLIVER PRESIDENT

B.S.E. Education, Baylor University M.S.E. Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University P.H.D., Educational Administration, Texas A&M University Phone: 903-923-2222 E-Mail: doliver@etbu.edu

Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver completed his second full academic year as the 12th President of East Texas Baptist University in 2010-2011. Dr. Oliver officially became President on June 1, 2009, succeeding Dr. Bob E. Riley who retired after 17 years of service to ETBU. Dr. Oliver was elected President by the ETBU Board of Trustees on Oct. 15, 2008. Dr. Oliver had served as Vice President for Student Life at Baylor University in Waco from 2005-08. He had been employed in various positions at Baylor for 16 years upon his election as President of ETBU. A native of San Antonio, Oliver is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. Oliver earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M as well. He is also a licensed and ordained Baptist minister having served from October 2003 to May 2009 as the pastor of Canaan Baptist Church of Crawford, Texas. Dr. Oliver came to Baylor in April 1992 from Texas A&M University to serve as Director of Student Activities. In June 1999, he took on additional responsibilities as the Associate Dean for Campus Life. Then, in June 2001, Dr. Oliver was promoted to be the Dean for Student Development, a post he held until June 2005 when he was named Assistant Vice President for Student Life. For a year he served as Interim Vice President for Student Life before being named the Vice President for Student Life. Dr. Oliver has also served Baylor as a Visiting Professor in the Hankamer School of Business, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, and Interim University Chaplain. He served in the United States Air Force stationed at Carswell Air Force Base in the late 1980’s. Before entering graduate school, he was a third-grade teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Dr. Oliver’s wife, Susie, was an adjunct faculty member and full-time cheerleader coach at Baylor. Their daughter, Callie, graduated from high school in May 2010 and is currently a student at Baylor.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to East Texas Baptist University! This is an excellent University for students who are interested in the best in learning, living and faith. One of the advantages of the American system of higher education is the great diversity of institutions, and ETBU is one of only a few remaining distinctly Christian universities. At ETBU, we believe that all truth is God’s truth so we study and learn from a Christian worldview. Most colleges and universities in our nation today separate faith and learning. We integrate them. And, while we accept students of all faiths and no faith, we are unapologetically committed to fulfilling God’s call for us as an institution under the banner of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know would flourish in a university setting characterized by close community, meaningful interaction, excellent teaching, robust student life, and a desire not just to earn a degree but to also fulfill God’s purpose for his or her life, explore our website (www.etbu.edu) and then come to campus and experience for yourself why we are so excited about East Texas Baptist University. Go Tigers!

Dub

UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY Academic Affairs ...................................................903-923-2040 Administration and Finance ....................................903-923-2120 Admissions ...........................................................903-923-2000 Advising ...............................................................903-923-2076 Alumni..................................................................903-923-2072 Athletic Training ....................................................903-923-2196 Athletics ...............................................................903-923-2228 Audio and Visual ...................................................903-923-2029 Baptist Student Ministry .........................................903-923-2341 Behavioral Science ................................................903-923-2093 Biology .................................................................903-923-2245 Bookstore .............................................................903-923-2297 Business Department .............................................903-923-2148 Business Office .....................................................903-923-2055 Cafeteria...............................................................903-923-2304 Campus Emergency ...............................................903-923-2323 Campus Services ...................................................903-923-2134 Chemistry .............................................................903-923-2245 Communication .....................................................903-923-2288 Compass (campus newspaper) ...............................903-923-5074 Counseling Center .................................................903-923-2360 Criminal Justice .....................................................903-923-2093 Education .............................................................903-923-2277 Emergency ..........................................................................911 Non-Emergency ....................................................903-923-2098 Enrollment Management ........................................903-923-2000 Feagin Hall ...........................................................903-927-4461 Financial Aid .........................................................903-923-2138 Financial Services ..................................................903-923-2050 Football ................................................................903-923-2188 Fry Hall ................................................................903-927-4463 Great Commission Center ......................................903-923-2175 Healthplex ............................................................903-923-2232 Institutional Technology .........................................903-923-2021 International Education..........................................903-923-2021 Kinesiology .................................................. 903-923-2206/2228 Languages and Literature ......................................903-923-2285 Library..................................................................903-923-2256 Library Info Desk...................................................903-923-2262 Linebery Hall.........................................................903-927-4465 Mabee Hall ...........................................................903-927-4491 Math Lab ..............................................................903-923-4453 Mathematics .........................................................903-923-2310 Music ...................................................................903-923-2158 Nursing ................................................................903-923-2210 O.I.R.E. ................................................................903-923-2018 Ornelas Hall ..........................................................903-927-8402 Physical Facilities ...................................................903-923-2098 Post Office ............................................................903-923-2302 President ..............................................................903-923-2222 Public Relations .....................................................903-923-2130 Registrar...............................................................903-923-2064 Religion ................................................................903-923-2180 School of Business ................................................903-923-2148 School of Christian Studies .....................................903-923-2180 School of Education ...............................................903-923-2277 School of Fine Arts ................................................903-923-2158 School of Humanities .............................................903-923-2083 School of Nursing ..................................................903-923-2210 School of Natural/Social Sciences ...........................903-923-2093 Spiritual Development ...........................................903-923-2173 Student Affairs ......................................................903-923-2320 Student Foundation ...............................................903-923-2072 Student Government .............................................903-923-2328 Theatre Arts .........................................................903-923-2294 University Advancement.........................................903-923-2068 University Apartments ...........................................903-923-2353 Van Zandt Apartments ...........................................903-923-4490

SAM BLACKMON HEAD COACH

Alma Mater: Howard Payne University

Phone: 903-923-2230 E-Mail: sblackmon@etbu.edu

Sam Blackmon completed his fifth season as head coach of ETBU’s baseball program in 2011. The Tigers finished the 2011 season strong, winning four of their final six games to take series wins in the final two conference series of the year -- including taking two of three games from eventual American Southwest Conference Baseball Championship Tournament finalist Texas-Dallas. ETBU had six players -- five of them seniors -- named to the All-ASC East Division team led by team leader on and off the field in senior all-conference first baseman Ryan Yezak. Overall on the season ETBU finished with 14 wins while fielding a young team, with as many as five new starters in the lineup at the start of the year. The team’s improvement on the mound was also a highlight of the season, with ETBU posting a team ERA of 6.12 -- the best overall mark in the last five seasons. ETBU’s three conference series starters -- junior Pete Fitzsimmons and sophomores Clay Hamblett and Chance Cotton -- finished with ERAs of 5.87 or better, and spot starter Wes Johnston posted a 2.90 ERA in 40.1 innings as a freshman. Blackmon was named just the third head coach in the program since 1984 in June of 2006, a month or so after the Tigers missed the ASC postseason after finishing with 34 wins and hosting the conference tournament the year before, in 2005. The strength of those teams -- veteran experience -- was long gone by the time Blackmon’s first ETBU team took the field in the spring of 2007. Coach Blackmon’s first full recruiting class, the freshman class of 2008,

finished its college careers in 2011. Of that group, three -- Ryan Yezak, Chad Cox and Michael Cox -- were fourth-year seniors who earned All-ASC East honors in 2011. Prior to coming to ETBU, Coach Blackmon had a highly-succesful run as head coach at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. From 2001-2004 under Blackmon, the Crusaders went 107-48-3 for a .686 winning percentage, which set a new school record. His 2002 team at Dallas finished 33-3 and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation, and the ‘03 squad reached as high as No. 14 in the national rankings. Before coaching at Dallas, Blackmon was the hitting coach for the independent-league Tyler Roughnecks in 2001. In the Roughnecks’ only season of competition, Blackmon helped guide the team to the postseason and had two players sign major league contracts. Coach Blackmon also compiled an impressive 184-84 career record as a high school coach, including leading his teams to nine district championships in 10 years. Blackmon’s high school teams made three state tournament appearances and six regional appearances, and he was named district Coach of the Year seven times. In 1999, while at Liberty Christian High School, Blackmon was named the TAPPS Coach of the Year. During his high school coaching career, Blackmon sent 22 players to the collegiate level to continue their careers. Blackmon’s high school stops include Elkhart High School, Liberty Christian High School and Bay Area Christian High School. He also coached football at the high school level, with two state championships in 1994 and 1996 as running backs/defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Liberty Christian. Blackmon has also worked as a Staff Evaluator for the Maddog Sports Independent Scouting Network, where he evaluated players’ abilities during tryout camps for Independent Professional League teams. Blackmon also coached the Plano Blue Sox in the Texas Collegiate League in the summer of 2006. He was also manager of the Greeley Grays baseball club in the summer of 2005. Coach Blackmon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University in 1991, majoring in History with a minor in English. He and his wife, Marla, have two daughters: Claire and Kayten.

BO MARTINO ASSISTANT COACH

Alma Mater: East Texas Baptist University

Phone: 903-923-2230 E-Mail: bmartino@etbu.edu

Former ETBU pitcher and Marshall native Bo Martino was named the Tigers’ new assistant baseball coach this past July. Martino, a 2006 graduate of ETBU who played for the Tigers from 200306, returned to his alma mater after spending a year as assistant baseball coach at Marshall High School. “Bo brings a wealth of knowledge and a high energy level to our pitchers,” said Tigers head coach Sam Blackmon when announcing Martino’s hiring. “I think he will continue to build on the things (former pitching coach) Justin Jennings had brought to our program and will continue to elevate our staff. His knowledge, energy and desire will allow each pitcher in the program to continue to develop.” Bo is the son of Joe and Penny Martino of Marshall, and he played at Marshall High School and grew up in Marshall while playing in the local youth baseball ranks. He attended ETBU and played for the Tigers for four seasons, from 2003-06, and earned a degree in Kinesiology. Martino was a pitcher on the Tigers’ 2005 team that finished 34-11 overall and hosted the ASC Tournament, working primarily out of the bullpen and finishing with a 3.84 ERA for the season. Upon his graduation from ETBU, Martino worked two years as the head baseball coach at Gary High School in Gary, Texas, before returning to Marshall to work as a varsity assistant with his hometown Mavericks. “It’s been a goal of mine to coach at the college level ever since I decided to enter the coaching field,” said Martino. “Being a player at ETBU and being from Marshall makes coming back to be a Tiger pitching coach exciting because I want to be able to see the program grow and be a part of its future success. Having been around the area all my life will hopefully help get the word out about how great a school ETBU is both in academics and athletics.”

BASEBALL COACHING STAFF

Torry Peterson Assistant Coach

Stephen Wostal Assistant Coach

BASEBALL DIRECTORY Sam Blackmon, Head Coach ..........................................903-923-2230 Bo Martino, Assistant Coach ..........................................903-923-2230 Kent Reeves, Director of Athletics ..................................903-923-2226 Karen Jackson, Athletics/Kinesiology Secretary ...............903-923-2228 David Weaver, Sports Information Director .....................903-923-2129 Marcus Holliday, Athletic Trainer ....................................903-923-2237

2012 TIGER BASEBALL ROSTER NUMERICAL No. Name 1 Matt Sullivan 2 KC Carroll 3 Lance Anding 4 Jordan Brewer 5 Jason Warden 6 Tristen Cooksey 7 Jerrod Blackmon 8 Kirby Moore 9 Garrett Parsons 10 Steven Ramage 11 Austin Cook 12 Jon Burkhart 13 Scotty Patrick 14 Cayden Cunniff 15 Chris Abascal 16 Chad Ford 17 Chance Cotton 18 Pete Fitzsimmons 19 Phil Windham 20 Jordan Gibbs 21 Zack Tampke 22 Tim George 23 Matt Lefler 24 Chris White 25 Tim Johnson 26 Elisha Johnson 27 Talton Cooper 28 Matt Russell 29 Cody Pruitt 30 Graham John 31 Dylan Longhofer 32 Joseph Smoldas 33 Austin Claiborne 34 Ryan Hernandez 35 Buddy Elmore 36 Will Stevenson 38 Ky Clark 39 Hunter Pirtle 40 Caleb Bush 41 Trevor Bass 42 Kody Smith 43 Wes Johnston 44 Travis Ruston 45 Tyler Martin

Pos. OF OF INF INF/P C OF OF/P INF C P INF INF INF/P C INF P P P INF P P/INF OF P

Ht. 5-10 5-8 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-8 5-10 6-3 5-9 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-10

Wt. 175 200 155 170 185 195 175 160 177 195 160 155 160 200 200 205 190 205 215 195 170 190 160

Class Fr.-HS Sr.-1L So.-1L So.-1L Fr.-HS Sr.-2L Fr.-HS Fr.-TR Fr.-HS Jr.-2L Jr.-2L Jr.-1L Fr.-HS Jr.-2L So.-TR Jr.-1L Jr.-2L Sr.-1L So.-TR Fr.-RS Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Fr.-HS

Hometown Oceanside, CA Webster, TX Bullard, TX Rowlett, TX Granbury, TX Elm Grove, LA Nacogdoches, TX Minden, LA Channelview, TX Dallas, TX Frisco, TX Oceanside, CA Friendswood, TX Joshua, TX El Paso, TX Hemphill, TX Van, TX Toms River, NJ Keithville, LA Friendswood, TX Katy, TX Garland, TX Conway, AR

P OF INF P/INF P INF P OF INF INF UTL P C/OF P P P P P P INF

6-2 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-9 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-3 5-9 5-7

164 210 195 160 165 240 190 170 230 190 230 180 165 190 215 170 185 185 188 175

Fr.-HS So.-1L So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-TR So.-1L So.-FY Fr.-HS So.-1L Fr.-HS Jr.-TR So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS

Smithville, TX Beaumont, TX Houston, TX Shreveport, LA Huffman, TX Azle, TX Gladewater, TX Crockett, TX Troup, TX LaPorte, TX Dallas, TX Mansfield, TX Azle, TX Tyler, TX Arlington, TX Forney, TX Port Lavaca, TX Houston, TX Fort Myers, FL Crowley, TX

CHRIS

LANCE

TREVOR

JERROD

JORDAN

INFIELDER 5’11” 200 Soph.-TR El Paso, Texas

INFIELDER 5’10” 155 Soph.-1L Bullard, Texas

PITCHER 6’4” 170 Fr.-HS Forney, Texas

OUTFIELDER/PITCHER 6’0” 175 Fr.-HS Nacogdoches, Texas

PITCHER 6’0” 170 Soph.-1L Rowlett, Texas

JON

CALEB

KC

AUSTIN

KY

INFIELDER 5’9” 200 Jr. -1L Oceanside, Calif.

PITCHER 6’4” 215 Soph.-1L Arlington, Texas

OUTFIELDER 5’8” 200 Sr.-1L Webster, Texas

INFIELDER 6’1” 230 Troup, Texas

AUSTIN

TRISTEN

TALTON

CHANCE

OUTFIELDER 5’11” 195 Sr.-2L Elm Grove, La.

INFIELDER 5’11” 195 So.-1L Houston, Texas

PITCHER 6’3” 190 Van, Texas

ABASCAL

BURKHART

COOK INFIELDER 5’9” 160 Frisco, Texas

ANDING

BUSH

COOKSEY Jr. -2L

BASS

CARROLL

COOPER

BLACKMON

CLAIBORNE Fr.-HS

COTTON Jr.-2L

BREWER

CLARK UTILITY 5’10” 165 Azle, Texas

Soph.-FY

CAYDEN

CUNNIFF CATCHER 6’1” 200 Jr.-2L Joshua, Texas

PETE

CHAD

TIM

JORDAN

RYAN

PITCHER 6’3” 205 Sr.-1L Toms River, NJ

PITCHER 6’1” 205 Jr.-1L Hemphill, Texas

OUTFIELDER 5’9” 190 Sr.-3L Garland, Texas

PITCHER 6’0” 195 Soph.-1L Friendswood, Texas

INFIELDER 5’9” 190 Fr.-1L LaPorte, Texas

GRAHAM

ELISHA

TIM

WES

MATT

INFIELDER 6’1” 240 Azle, Texas

OUTFIELDER 6’1” 210 Soph.-1L Beaumont, Texas

PITCHER 6’2” 164 Fr.-1L Smithville, Texas

PITCHER 6’3” 185 Soph.-1L Houston, Texas

PITCHER 5’10” 160 Conway, Ark.

DYLAN

TYLER

KIRBY

CODY

STEVEN

PITCHER 6’0” 190 Fr.-HS Gladewater, Texas

INFIELDER 5’7” 175 Fr.-HS Crowley, Texas

INFIELDER 5’8” 160 Minden, La.

PITCHER 6’1” 165 Fr.-HS Huffman, Texas

PITCHER 6’3” 195 Dallas, Texas

FITZSIMMONS FORD

JOHN

JOHNSON Soph. -1L

LONGHOFER

MARTIN

GEORGE

JOHNSON

MOORE Fr.-HS

GIBBS

JOHNSTON

PRUITT

HERNANDEZ

LEFLER Fr. -HS

RAMAGE Soph.-RS

MATT

TRAVIS

JOSEPH

WILL

MATT

PITCHER/INFIELDER 5’10” 160 Fr.-HS Shreveport, La.

PITCHER 5’9” 188 Fr.-HS Fort Myers, Fla.

OUTFIELDER 5’10” 170 Fr.-HS Crockett, Texas

PITCHER 6’2” 180 Soph.-1L Mansfield, Texas

OUTFIELDER 5’10” 175 Fr.-HS Oceanside, Calif.

ZACK

JASON

PHIL

BUDDY

GARRETT

PITCHER/INFIELDER 6’0” 170 Fr.-HS Katy, Texas

CATCHER 6’0” 185 Fr.-HS Granbury, Texas

INFIELDER 6’0” 215 Fr.-TR Keithville, La.

UTILITY 6’2” 230 Dallas, Texas

SCOTTY

HUNTER

KODY

PITCHER/INFIELDER 6’0” 160 Fr.-HS Friendswood, Texas

PITCHER 6’0” 190 Tyler, Texas

RUSSELL

TAMPKE

PATRICK

RUSTON

WARDEN

PIRTLE Fr.-HS

SMOLDAS

WINDHAM

SMITH PITCHER 6’1” 185 Jr.-TR Port Lavaca, Texas

STEVENSON

ELMORE Jr.-TR

SULLIVAN

PARSONS CATCHER 5’10” 177 Fr.-HS Channelview, Texas

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE 2012 PRESEASON BASEBALL POLL EAST DIVISION RNK TEAM (1ST-PLACE VOTES) POINTS 2011 RECORD 1. Texas-Tyler (9) 129 33-8, 14-4 ASC 2. Texas-Dallas (5) 114 29-18, 11-7 ASC Mississippi College (3) 114 24-18, 11-7 ASC 4. Louisiana College (4) 102 26-17, 11-7 ASC 5. LeTourneau 51 19-21, 7-11 ASC 6. East Texas Baptist 45 14-26, 7-11 ASC 7. Ozarks 33 8-32, 2-16 ASC 12-31, 9-18 Summit League -- *Centenary *Ineligible for the conference and division title

WEST DIVISION RNK TEAM (1ST-PLACE VOTES) 1. Concordia Texas (17) 2. Hardin-Simmons (6) 3. Texas Lutheran (1) 4. McMurry 5. Mary Hardin-Baylor 6. Sul Ross State 7. Howard Payne 8. Schreiner

POINTS 181 166 140 111 97 71 66 32

2011 RECORD 32-17, 15-6 ASC 31-14, 15-6 ASC 24-19, 13-8 ASC 17-27, 11-10 ASC 19-20, 9-12 ASC 15-21, 7-14 ASC 15-20, 10-11 ASC 8-29, 4-17 ASC

ASC BASEBALL DIRECTORY CENTENARY COLLEGE GENTS

McMURRY UNIVERSITY WAR HAWKS

2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71104 Head Coach: Mike Diaz Office Phone: 318-869-5298 Sports Information: Allison McClain S.I.D. Phone: 318-869-5092 2011 Record: 12-31 (Member of Summit League)

1400 Sayles Blvd., Abilene, TX 79697 Head Coach: John Byington Office Phone: 325-793-4651 Sports Information: TBA S.I.D. Phone: 325-793-4865 2011 Record: 17-27 (4th in ASC West)

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TEXAS TORNADOS

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE CHOCTAWS

11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, TX 78726 Head Coach: Tommy Boggs Office Phone: 512-313-4505 Sports Information: Matthew Chmura S.I.D. Phone: 512-313-4503 2011 Record: 32-17 (ASC Tournament champion)

200 South Capitol, Clinton, MS 39058 Head Coach: Brian Owens Office Phone: 601-925-3346 Sports Information: David Nichols S.I.D. Phone: 601-925-3234 2011 Record: 24-18 (4th in ASC East)

EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS EAGLES

One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75650 Head Coach: Sam Blackmon Office Phone: 903-923-2230 Sports Information: David Weaver S.I.D. Phone: 903-923-2129 2011 Record: 14-26 (5th in ASC East)

415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, AR 72830 Head Coach: Jimmy Clark Office Phone: 479-979-1484 Sports Information: Josh Peppas S.I.D. Phone: 479-979-1483 2011 Record: 8-31 (7th in ASC East)

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY COWBOYS

SCHREINER UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS

2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79698 Head Coach: Steve Coleman Office Phone: 325-670-1493 Sports Information: Chad Grubbs S.I.D. Phone: 325-670-1473 2011 Record: 31-14 (ASC West champion)

2100 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, TX 78028 Head Coach: Ryan Brisbin Office Phone: 830-792-7292 Sports Information: Wayne Hinkley S.I.D. Phone: 830-792-7449 2011 Record: 8-29 (8th in ASC West)

HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY LOBOS

1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, TX 76801 Head Coach: Stephen Lynn Office Phone: 325-649-8117 Sports Information: Abram Choate S.I.D. Phone: 325-649-8111 2011 Record: 15-20 (5th in ASC West)

P.O. Box C-17, Alpine, TX 79832 Head Coach: Bobby Mesker Office Phone: 432-837-8231 Sports Information: Chris Kennedy S.I.D. Phone: 432-837-8673 2011 Record: 15-21 (7th in ASC West)

LeTOURNEAU UNIVERSITY YELLOWJACKETS

TEXAS LUTHERAN BULLDOGS

2100 South Mobberly Ave., Longview, TX 75607-7001 Head Coach: Robin Harriss Office Phone: 903-233-3721 Sports Information: Alan Wiederhold S.I.D. Phone: 903-923-3735 2011 Record: 19-21 (6th in ASC East)

1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155 Head Coach: Greg Burnett Office Phone: 830-372-6982 Sports Information: Tim Clark S.I.D. Phone: 830-372-6877 2011 Record: 24-19 (3rd in ASC West)

LOUISIANA COLLEGE WILDCATS

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-DALLAS COMETS

1140 College Drive, Pineville, LA 71360 Head Coach: Mike Byrnes Office Phone: 318-487-7322 Sports Information: Will Tubbs S.I.D. Phone: 318-497-7590 2011 Record: 26-17 (3rd in ASC East)

800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 Head Coach: Shane Shewmake Office Phone: 972-883-2392 Sports Information: Dave Wester S.I.D. Phone: 973-883-6308 2011 Record: 29-18 (2nd in ASC East)

UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-TYLER PATRIOTS

900 College Street, Belton, TX Head Coach: Derek Dunaway Office Phone: 254-295-4619 Sports Information: Jon Wallin S.I.D. Phone: 254-295-4611 2011 Record: 19-20 (6th in ASC West)

3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799 Head Coach: Paul Wyczawski Office Phone: 903-565-5640 Sports Information: Peyton Low S.I.D. Phone: 903-565-5661 2011 Record: 33-8 (ASC East champion)

ETBU ATHLETICS East Texas Baptist University offers student-athletes, students and sports fans a wide variety of intercollegiate athletics programs from which to choose. The ETBU Athletic Department seeks to provide quality Christian education and competition for all its student-athletes. ETBU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), competing at the Division III level. Division III institutions do not offer athletic scholarships in any sports program. Student-athletes may receive financial aid through academic scholarships, grants, loans, etc., however. ETBU has been a member of Division III since 1998, joining the ranks from status as an NAIA and NCAA Division II program. ETBU joined the American Southwest Conference (ASC) in 1998. The ASC is divided into East and West Divisions, with a current total membership of 15 colleges and universities spanning Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. A 16th institution, Centenary College of Louisiana, has been accepted as a new member and will begin play in the conference in the fall of 2011. ETBU competes in the ASC East Division, which includes LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas), Louisiana College (Pineville, La.), Mississippi College (Clinton, Miss.), University of the Ozarks (Clarksville, Ark.), University of TexasDallas (Richardson, Texas) and the University of Texas-Tyler (Tyler, Texas). Centenary will join the ASC East upon joining the league. The West Division consists of Concordia University (Austin, Texas), Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas), Howard Payne University (Brownwood, Texas), McMurry University (Abilene, Texas), Schreiner University (Kerrville, Texas), Sul Ross State University (Alpine, Texas), Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, Texas), and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas). ETBU currently competes in 10 NCAA sports -- football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s cross country, softball and volleyball. The university will add men’s and women’s tennis in the fall of 2011.

ETBU CHAMPIONSHIPS/POSTSEASON APPEARANCES since 1998

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)

• Softball (2010, NCAA) • Men’s Soccer (1999, NCCAA; 1998, NCCAA)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS (10) • Football (2003) • Volleyball (2001, 2002, 2003) • Softball (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (19) • Volleyball (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007) • Men’s Soccer (1999, 2000) • Men’s Basketball (2003) • Women’s Basketball (2000, 2002, 2007) • Softball (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011) • Baseball (2000)

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE PLAYOFF APPEARANCES (45)

• 2011-2012: Women’s Soccer • 2010-2011: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2009-2010: Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2008-2009: Volleyball, Softball • 2007-2008: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2006-2007: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball • 2005-2006: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2004-2005: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball • 2003-2004: Football, Volleyball, Softball • 2002-2003: Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Softball • 2001-2002: Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball • 2000-2001: Women’s Basketball, Softball

The ETBU Softball team became the first Tiger program and first ASC softball program to win the NCAA national championship in 2010, closing the year with eight straight wins including a 5-4 win over Linfield College in the national championship game on May 24, 2010, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

ETBU ATHLETICS KENT REEVES

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

B.S.E., John Brown University M.S.E., Arkansas State University

Phone: 903-923-2226 E-Mail: klreeves@etbu.edu

Now in his 14th year as Director of Athletics at East Texas Baptist University, Kent Reeves has presided over the Tigers’ transformation into a solid member of the NCAA Division III ranks. Reeves, who remains the winningest coach in two athletics programs at ETBU, originally stepped down as women’s basketball coach in 1997 to assume full-time duties as athletic director. He also was named the university’s first softball coach that year and laid the foundation for a program that has become one of the best in the nation annually. Under Reeves’ guidance as AD the department has grown from just five sports in 1997 to 10 in 2010, with men’s and women’s tennis set to be added in the fall of 2011. ETBU athletics programs have consistently competed for championships in the American Southwest Conference, with nine conference titles and 17 ASC division titles since joining the Division III ranks in 1998-99. ETBU teams have combined to make 41 conference tournament appearances since 1998, and the Tiger softball program claimed the university’s first NCAA national championship last spring. Facility upgrades have also been a staple of Reeves’ time as athletic director. Since 1997, ETBU has added new playing facilities for softball, football and soccer. Various upgrades and improvements have been added to each athletics program on campus over the last 10 years. Reeves arrived at ETBU as women’s basketball coach in 1987. When he decided to step down as basketball coach following the 1996-97 season, Reeves had directed the lady Tigers to an average of 20 wins per season in his 10 years as coach. He finished with 206 wins and his teams made nine NAIA postseason appearances. As softball coach from 1998-2000, Reeves built the program from scratch and culminated with the program’s first ASC championship in 2000. He assumed AD-only duties after that season but returned to the dugout in a pinch for the 2004 season. That year, the Tigers posted a program-record 41 wins. He then took another year off before returning for the 2006-07 seasons, finishing with a program-record 183 wins over six seasons. Reeves is active in the Marshall community, serving in the Marshall Lions Club as well as being a deacon at Central Baptist Church. He and his wife Mary Beth have two daughters: Kendra, who is married to Austin Skipworth, and Taylor, a student at Baylor University.

ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY Akins, Marleah Alonzo, Jose Blackmon, Sam Brandon, Sam Collins, David Fortune, Thad Galloway, Bill Grant, Paul Hall, Sharon Hays, Jane Holliday, Marcus Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Karen Loyd, Ken Loyd, Lane Mashe, Kris Mashe, Lyndsay Papas, Mike Pippin, Randy Prather, Michael Prather, Natalie Pringle, Randy Reeves, Kent Sanders, Buzz Sartain, Mark Shirley, Guy Shirley, Janae Soles, Joanna Vann, Joe Weaver, David West, Bert

Women’s Basketball Assistant Men’s Soccer Head Coach Baseball Head Coach Football Assistant Athletic Trainer Football Assistant Softball Assistant Women’s Soccer Head Coach Football Secretary Volleyball Assistant Athletic Trainer Football Assistant Athletics Secretary Women’s Basketball Assistant Women’s Basketball Head Coach Volleyball Assistant Volleyball Head Coach Football Assistant Football Assistant Men’s Basketball Assistant Head Coach, Cross Country Healthplex/Facilities Manager Athletic Director Women’s Soccer Assistant Football Head Coach Softball Assistant Softball Head Coach Athletic Trainer Tennis Head Coach Sports Information Director Men’s Basketball Head Coach

903-923-2239 903-923-2268 903-923-2230 903-923-2195 903-923-2196 903-923-2200 903-923-2240 903-923-2235 903-923-2188 903-923-2241 903-923-2237 903-923-2193 903-923-2228 903-923-2239 903-923-2239 903-923-2241 903-923-2241 903-923-2194 903-923-2199 903-923-2231 903-923-2242 903-923-2233 903-923-2226 903-923-2235 903-923-2187 903-923-2240 903-923-2240 903-923-2234 903-923-2236 903-923-2129 903-923-2231

ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT The East Texas Baptist University Intercollegiate Athletics Program functions as an integral part of the total education experience. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program emphasizes academics as the highest priority in the life of student-athletes. Recognizing that students have needs and interests which go beyond the scope of academic life, the University is committed to providing an Intercollegiate Athletics Program consistent with those needs and interests. Recognizing the positive impact of athletics participation on student development, as articulated in the University’s Mission Statement, the Athletics Program seeks to develop wellness, leadership and Christian character. Intercollegiate Athletics strives to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among the student-athlete and athletics staff. Through competition, the Intercollegaite Athletics Program provides the means for those involved to come to develop as individuals as well as a vital part of a team. This allows the student-athlete to grow physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and intellectually. During the process, the University is vigilant in monitoring the overall health and well-being of its student-athletes. East Texas Baptist University adheres to the principles of fair play and amateur athletic competition as defined by NCAA Division III legislation. The University also holds its coaches, administrators and student-athletes to the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.


2012 ETBU Baseball Blue Book