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Front Row (L to R): Joey McClung, Davis Pearce, Hunter Dawson, Ben Darlington, Dain McNabb, Connor Tracey, Justin Baier, Jordan Rorex, Robert Lawrence, Ryan Ford Second Row (L to R): Tyler Acker, Justin Miller, Kenneth Roberts, Alex McClure, Brett Lanning, Nick Montgomery, Chad Edwards, Will Skinner, Bryce Brentz, Justin Jones, Zach Hudson, Marshall Mears Third Row (L to R): Adam Larimore, John Harris, Tyler Burnett, Blake McDade, Mike McClaury, Steve Peterson, Jim McGuire, John Peterson, Kevin Whittaker, Stuart Meinhart, Will Larimore, John Ursone Back Row (L to R): Brett Wilson, Brandon Hall, Paul Mittura, Justin Guidry, Daniel Palo, Eric Gilley, Tyler Hyde, Hunter Adkins, Jud Stoltz, Drew Robertson, Dalton Henzmann

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Table of Contents Middle Tennessee Quick Facts

Table of Contents

Location.............................................................................Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment...................................................................................................25,188 Founded.......................................................................................................... 1911 Nickname......................................................................................... Blue Raiders Colors................................................................................Royal Blue and White President..........................................................................Dr. Sidney A. McPhee Director of Athletics................................................................... Chris Massaro Athletics Phone........................................................................... 615/898-2450 Web site..............................................................................GoBlueRaiders.com Conference.............................................................................................. Sun Belt Home Field..............................................................Reese Smith Field (2,100) Dimensions................................. 330 - LF/RF, 365 - Alleys, 395 - Center Press Box Phone........................................................................(615) 898-2117 Ticket Office Phone..................................................................(615) 898-2103

Media Information.................................................................... 2-3 Media Services..................................................................................................2 Primary Media Outlets...................................................................................3 Blue Raider Network.......................................................................................3 Middle Tennessee..................................................................... 4-15 We Are Tennessee’s Best............................................................................4-5 Academic Enhancement...............................................................................6 Blue Raiders in the Community..................................................................7 Sports Medicine................................................................................................8 Strength and Conditioning..........................................................................9 Scarlett Commons/Dining Facilities...................................................... .10 Sports Hall of Fame...................................................................................... 11 City of Murfreesboro.................................................................................... 12 Nashville........................................................................................................... 13 President.......................................................................................................... 14 Director of Athletics..................................................................................... 15 Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse.................................................................... 16 Reese Smith Jr Field...................................................................................... 17 Winning Tradition...................................................................................18-19 Season Preview.......................................................................20-22 2010 Preview.................................................................................................. 20 2010 Roster/Breakdown.......................................................................21-22 The Coaches............................................................................23-29 Head Coach...............................................................................................23-26 Associate Head Coach................................................................................. 27 Assistant Coach.............................................................................................. 28 Volunteer Assistant/Support Staff.......................................................... 29 The Players..............................................................................30-48 Blue Raider Veterans..............................................................................30-45 Newcomers...............................................................................................46-48 2009 Review............................................................................49-52 Notes/Honors................................................................................................. 49 Overall Statistics............................................................................................ 50 Results/ Superlatives..............................................................................51-52 Blue Raider Opponents..........................................................53-57 Sun Belt Conference.................................................................................... 53 2010 Opponents......................................................................................54-57 All-Time Series Results................................................................................. 57 Blue Raider History.................................................................58-80 Career Records.........................................................................................58-59 Team Season Records.................................................................................. 59 Single-Season Records..........................................................................60-61 Single-Game Records.................................................................................. 61 Blue Raider Professionals.....................................................................62-63 NCAA Regionals.......................................................................................64-66 Honors/Awards.............................................................................................. 66 Conference Honors/Awards...................................................................... 67 Tournament History..................................................................................... 69 All-Americans................................................................................................. 69 Coaching Records......................................................................................... 70 Letterwinners...........................................................................................71-72 Year-by-Year Results...............................................................................73-79 Miscellaneous Records................................................................................ 80

Middle Tennessee Baseball Coaching Staff Head Coach................................................................................ Steve Peterson Alma Mater/Year...................................................... Jacksonville State/1973 Record at MT................................................................... 707-549-3 (22 years) Career Record................................................................. 860-645-3 (28 years) Baseball Secretary...............................................................................Pat Fones Baseball E-mail................................................................jmcguire@mtsu.edu Baseball Office Phone.............................................................(615) 898-2961 Baseball Office Fax...................................................................(615) 904-8285 Associate Head Coach................................................................. Jim McGuire Assistant Coach...........................................................................Mike McLaury Volunteer Assistant....................................................................John Peterson Athletic Trainer...............................................................................John Ursone

2009 In Review/2010 Preview 2009 Overall Record...................................................................................44-18 2009 Sun Belt Record/Finish...........................................................21-8/First Letterwinners Returning/Lost..................................................................18/9 Starters Returning/Lost................................................................................. 6/3 Pitchers Returning/Lost................................................................................ 8/3

Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications Staff Director.............................................................................................Mark Owens Asst./Baseball Contact.................................................... Jessica Stauffacher E-mail...................................................... stauffacher@goblueraiders.com Office Phone..........................................................................(615) 904-8115 Cell Phone...............................................................................(615) 631-9523 Assistant...........................................................................................Travis Woods Athletic Communications Fax..............................................(615) 898-5626 Mailing Address............................................................................MTSU Box 20 Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Overnight Address..................................................... 1500 Greenland Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37132 CREDITS - The 2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide is a production of the MTSU Athletic Communications Office. It was written and edited by Assistant Athletic Communications Director Jessica Stauffacher. Editorial assistance was provided by Mark Owens. Layout and design by Jessica Stauffacher assisted by Bradley Lambert. Photography by Bradley Lambert and MTSU Photographic Services unless otherwise noted. Photos in the Nashville section provided by the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Florida Marlins provided by Denis Bancroft. Cover was designed by David Lowry of DGL Graphix. Guide printed by Interstate Printing. - Additional copies of the 2010 Baseball Media Guide may be purchased for $8 each. - Questions, comments, and corrections should be directed to Jessica Stauffacher in the Athletic Communications Office at (615) 904-8115.

MISSION STATEMENT - The MTSU athletic program promotes excellence in athletics and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the University, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the University’s regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximize human, financial, and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs. MTSU, a Tennessee Board of Regents university, is an equal opportunity, nonracially identifiable, educational institution that does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. SP015-0110

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Media Information Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications Staff

Mark Owens

Asst. A.D./ Ath. Communications Football, M/W Golf

Jessica Stauffacher Assistant Director Baseball, M Basketball, M Tennis

Travis Woods

Assistant Director Women’s Basketball, Soccer, W Tennis

Christian Lemon

Clay Trainum

Graduate Assistant Softball, Track & Field

Intern Secondary Baseball, Volleyball

Bradley Lambert

Debbie Bartlett

Director of Internet Services

Secretary

NOTE TO THE MEDIA CREDENTIALS Arrangements for media credentials for the 2010 baseball season should be directed to the Athletic Communications Office. Requests by accredited media members should be made in writing and submitted on company letterhead to Jessica Stauffacher. Priority credentials will be given to daily newspapers and television stations that cover Middle Tennessee baseball on a regular basis. Other credential requests will be fulfilled on a space-available basis. E-MAIL SERVICES Baseball releases can be obtained electronically by contacting Jessica Stauffacher at stauffacher@goblueraiders.com. The release will be sent as a PDF file. This is a media service ONLY. PHOTO AVAILABILITY Media members wishing to obtain headshots of Middle Tennessee baseball players and coaches along with action shots of selected players can access http://media.goblueraiders.com. This site contains 300 dpi photos suitable for publication. This is a media service ONLY. PRACTICE COVERAGE Practices are open to the media with few exceptions. Those wishing to attend practice are encouraged to contact the Athletic Communications Office in advance. All members of the media are asked to view practice on the outer edges of Reese Smith Jr Field. TV and still photographers should obtain prior approval with the Athletic Communications Office before shooting practice. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS After a 10-minute cooling-off period, requested players and head coach Steve Peterson will be made available to members of the media. Coach Peterson will report to the interview area after fulfilling his postgame radio show obligations. Selected players will be available in the interview area immediately following the cooling-off period. At home, any media member wishing to interview the opposing coach or players should make their request to Jessica Stauffacher, who will notify the visiting SID to arrange the interview. PARKING Parking can be reserved by request through the Athletic Communications Office at least one working day before the game. Media parking is in the parking lot off Champions Way, adjacent to Reese Smith FIeld. Steve Peterson INTERVIEWS All interviews with head coach Steve Peterson should be requested through the Athletic Communications Office: call (615) 904-8115. PRESS BOX SERVICES Complete individual and team statistics, box scores, and game playby-play will be available to the media following each game. One hour before the first pitch, media packets containing game program, flipcard, updated stats, and game notes will be distributed in the media working area. Wireless stat monitors with game information are also available in the Reese Smith Jr Field press area.



WEB SITE All of Middle Tennessee’s news releases and statistics as well as other information pertaining to the Athletic Department can be accessed at GoBlueRaiders.com. MEDIA WILL CALL Media will call is operated on game days in the ticket office at Reese Smith Jr Field for the distribution of credentials that have not been picked up or mailed out. The ticket office is located at the main entrance to Reese Smith Field behind the first base dugout. TELEPHONES There are a limited number of telephones available along press row. They are for first-come, first-serve use only. Media members who want private lines should contact Steve Prichard, manager of telecommunications, at (615) 904-8115. For specific line location, please list Jessica Stauffacher as the contact from the Athletic Department. Telephone lines for visiting radio networks have been installed by Middle Tennessee. Reciprocating trade agreements for these lines can be made by contacting Mark Owens at (615) 898-5057. INTERNET GUIDELINES The acceptance of media credentials is an acknowledgment of Middle Tennessee’s rights to the game and play-by-play coverage and an outlet’s agreement to abide by any restrictions Middle Tennessee may place on real-time, play-by-play coverage and use of comprehensive game statistics. Failure to abide by these restrictions may result in revocation of credentials. Middle Tennessee reserves the right to grant approval for distribution of real-time, play-by-play, game-related statistics and information through the Internet. (“Real-time” is defined as any online media providing live, continual play-by-play coverage, in-game statistics, digital photographs, or audio or video of an event.)

Mailing Address Athletic Communications MTSU Box 20 1301 E. Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Overnight Mailing Address Athletic Communications 1500 Greenland Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Key Phone Numbers Athletic Communications Phone: (615) 898-2968 Athletic Communications Fax: (615) 898-5626 Press Box Phone: (615) 898-2117 Ticket Office Phone: (615) 898-2103 Athletic Department Phone: (615) 898-2450

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide


Media Information Blue Raider Network

Dick Palmer is in his 29th season of calling the play-by-play action for Middle Tennessee athletics and his second with Blue Raider baseball. Palmer, a 1960 graduate of Middle Tennessee, has been broadcasting sporting events for the past 48 years. From 1971 until his return to Murfreesboro, he was the voice of the Memphis Blues Class AA baseball team, the Memphis Pros (later the Tams) in the American Basketball Association, and the Memphis Grizzlies in the World Football League. Earlier, he worked in Jackson, Tenn., for nine years, broadcasting a wide range of high school sports and Union University’s basketball games. Palmer, who cohosted the first sports call-in show in Nashville in the mid-’70s, was the studio host for Vol Network football broadcasts for five years and has called the TSSAA Basketball State Tournament on the Tennessee Sports Radio Network every year since 1982. A Little League baseball coach for over 40 years, Palmer is the operations director for Palmer Wholesale Co. Palmer and his wife, DeLois, have three sons, Richard, Mike, and Jon, and two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Abigail.

Media Outlets Print Daily News Journal 224 N. Walnut Street Murfreesboro 37130 (615) 893-5860 • Monte Hale Jr. (sports editor), Greg Pogue, Jared Hastings, Adam Sparks Murfreesboro Post 630 Broadmor, Ste. 120 Murfreesboro 37129 (615) 869-0800

NBC 4 (WSMV) 5700 Knob Road Nashville 37209 (615) 353-4444 • Terry Bulger, Rudy Kalis CBS 5 (WTVF) 474 James Robertson Parkway Nashville 37219 (615) 244-5000 • Hope Hines

Sidelines MTSU Box 8 1301 E. Main St. Murfreesboro 37132 (615) 898-2816

Fox 17 (WZTV) 631 Mainstream Drive Nashville 37228 (615) 369-1717 • Paul Jones (sports director), Dave Foster, Dan Phillips

The Tennesseean 1100 Broadway Nashville 37203 (615) 259-8000

MTTV 10 1301 East Main Street Murfreesboro 37132 (615) 898-5050

Television ABC 2 (WKRN) 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville 37210 (615) 259-2200 • Joe Dubin, Cory Curtis

Radio WGNS-AM 1450 306 South Church Street Murfreesboro 37130 (615) 893-5373

506 Second Avenue South Nashville 37210 (615) 737-1045 WNSR-AM 560 435 37th Avenue North Nashville 37209 (615) 844-6500 WLAC-AM 1510 55 Music Square West Nashville 37203 (615) 737-9522 WMOT-FM 89.5 MTSU Box 3 1301 E. Main Street Murfreesboro 37132 (615) 898-2800 WMTS-FM 88.3 MTSU Box 58 1301 E. Main Street Murfreesboro 37132 (615) 898-2636

WGFX-FM 104.5

2009 Sun Belt Champions

Directions To Reese Smith Jr Field From Nashville International Airport: Nashville International Airport is approximately 30 miles northwest of Murfreesboro and the Middle Tennessee campus. Drive time is 40 to 45 minutes. Take Briley Parkway continuing south to the Interstate 24 junction. Take I-24 East to Exit 78B. Follow State Highway 96 North to Clark Boulevard. Turn right on Clark Boulevard (at BP station). Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Faulkinberry Drive. Turn left onto Faulkinberry. Drive past the football stadium. At the second stop sign, Reese Smith Jr Field is on the left. From Nashville: Nashville is approximately 35 miles northwest of Murfreesboro. Drive time is 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic. Take I-24 East to Exit 78B. Follow State Highway 96 North to Clark Boulevard. Turn right on Clark Boulevard (at BP station). Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Faulkinberry Drive. Turn left onto Faulkinberry. Drive past the football stadium. At the second stop sign, Reese Smith Jr Field is on the left. From Chattanooga: Chattanooga is approximately 100 miles southeast of Murfreesboro. Drive time from Chattanooga is 90 to 100 minutes. Take I-24 West to Exit 81. Follow U.S. Highway 231 North to Sanbyrn Drive. Turn right onto Middle Tennessee Boulevard to intersection at Faulkinberry Drive. Turn right onto Faulkinberry. Drive past the football stadium. At the second stop sign, Reese Smith Jr Field is on the left. From Knoxville: Knoxville is approximately 180 miles east of campus. Drive time is two hours and 45 minutes to three hours. Take Interstate-40 West to Lebanon and exit onto U.S. Highway 231 South. Proceed approximately 25 miles to Clark Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Turn left on Clark Boulevard. Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Faulkinberry Drive. Turn left onto Faulkinberry. Drive past the football stadium. At the second stop sign, Reese Smith Jr Field is on the left. From Birmingham, Ala.: Take I-65 North to Tennessee State Route 840. Follow State Route 840 East to I-24 East. Take I-24 East to Exit 78B. Follow State Highway 96 North to Clark Boulevard. Turn right on Clark Boulevard (at BP station). Follow Clark Blvd. (which becomes Middle Tennessee Boulevard) to intersection at Faulkinberry Drive. Turn left onto Faulkinberry. Drive past the football stadium. At the second stop sign, Reese Smith Field is on the left.




We are Tennessee’s Best  Middle Tennessee is a destination school and has the largest undergraduate enrollment in the state of Tennessee.

 Founded in 1911 as a training school for teachers, MTSU contunues to be one of the finest teacher preparation institutions in the southeast.

 The Center for Popular Music is a nationally recognized

repository with one of the largest sheet music collections in the country. It was listed as one of the top 100 places to visit in Tennessee in the 20th century by the Tennessean.

 Students enjoy numerous extracurricular activities through

more than 190 student organizations including honor societies, service clubs and an active Greek system of fraternities and sororities.

 The Honors College, with its prestigious Buchanan Fellowships–

the highest academic scholarship awarded at MTSU–offers talented students the atmosphere of a small, select college nestled within a major university.

 Doctoral programs in English, Economics, Human Performance, and Public History have been called the “highest quality,” and the program in Public History is unique in Tennessee.

 Nationally recognized programs in aerospace, recording

industry, and concrete industry management attract students from around the globe.

Three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with MTSU: alumnus Dr. James Buchanan (‘40) and faculty members Dr. Muhammad Yunus and former Vice President Al Gore.


MTSU: Tennessee’s Highest Ranked Public University – Forbes 2009


Academic

Enhancement

MTSU has inducted 70 student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society after just five years of being eligible. Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college students who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.

 The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center (SAEC) at MTSU houses the academic support system and the Blue Raider Athlete Skills for Success (B.R.A.S.S.) Life Skills program for all 17 Division I-A sports. The center is housed at Johnny “Red” Floyd Football Stadium on Raider Drive. The facility opened its doors on January 4, 1999, to the delight of student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Blue Raider student-athletes can take advantage of the library-like atmosphere as they report for their required study hall hours under the watchful eyes of director Todd Wyant, recently hired in October; assistant director and coordinator of B.R.A.S.S. Wynnifred Counts; and assistants Debbie Carroll and Angel Nathan. The center consists of administrative offices, fully equipped individual and group tutoring rooms, a computer center, and spacious study carrels equipped with task lighting. Services provided by the center include help with registration and preregistration, help with study skills, and updates on NCAA legislation. The center uses an innovative objective study table program, which includes daily mentoring and constant tutoring. Tutors in various subjects are scheduled in the tutoring rooms throughout all hours of operation, and all tutoring takes place at the center. The SAEC staff is responsible for daily monitoring of the student-athletes progress, providing daily reports to coaches and meeting with the entire coaching staff weekly. The mission of the center is to help student-athletes take skills learned on the field and turn them into positive preparation for life after college. The center is also committed to meeting the changing needs of student-athletes. It continues to promote partnerships between the University, the NCAA, and the Murfreesboro community to help achieve its goals. In addition to providing the academic support needed to be successful in the classroom, the center is committed to meeting the needs of student-athletes in life skills development through the very popular B.R.A.S.S. program. As B.R.A.S.S. coordinator, Counts is dedicated to helping prepare student-athletes for life after college. Blue Raiders volunteer, when possible, to help teachers and students at elementary and middle schools throughout Rutherford County during the academic year. In 2006, the athletic department began a mentoring program with the city schools in which the student-athletes and coaches help tutor kids. In the spring of each year, Special Olympics at Middle Tennessee uses Blue Raider student-athletes to run each event. Career night and substance and alcohol abuse seminars are yearly, well-attended events. The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center is just one way that Middle Tennessee is helping to prepare student-athletes for life after college.

n Todd Wyant

n Wynnifred Counts

n Debbie Carroll

n Angel Nathan

2008-09 Academic Review n 159 of 289 (55%) of all studentathletes had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester. n 72 student-athletes made the Dean’s List in the spring by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and 17 attained a perfect 4.0. n 8 of 17 teams had a 2009 spring semester GPA of 3.0 or higher. n In the spring, student-athletes had a 2.95 GPA.


In the

Community ď Ž The Blue Raiders are active in community service events, with camps and clinics throughout the year. Middle Tennessee athletes also participate in Reading Raiders, help make up the B.R.A.S.S. program, and work with the Boys and Girls Club of Rutherford County. In the fall of 2007, the baseball team played host to a camp and free clinic for a La Vergne baseball league. The Reading Raiders began in 1993 and is designed to allow Middle Tennessee athletes the opportunity to give back to the community by getting involved in the lives of children. In this program, Middle Tennessee athletes serve as role models and motivators encouraging the importance of reading and proper study skills for students in the Murfreesboro City Extended Schools Program. The B.R.A.S.S. program is another vehicle that encourages student-athletes to become involved in service activities. Through the program, Middle Tennessee hosts the Special Olympics each April. Athletes also visit area schools during the course of the year and read to the students. They also visit the Veterans Hospital each month to talk with the patients and exercise with them. The Reading Raiders and the B.R.A.S.S. programs are directed by Wynnifred Counts.


Blue Raider

Sports Medicine  Health care is one of the most important aspects of a stu-

■ Drew Shea

■ Alison Ness

■ Robbie Stewart

dent-athlete’s life, and no university is more committed to keeping athletes healthy than Middle Tennessee. The Sports Medicine facility provides MTSU student-athletes with one of the finest athletic training facilities in the nation. Head Athletic Trainer Drew Shea and the Sports Medicine staff have set liberal hours to make sure each student-athlete has his or her needs met. The Sports Medicine facility opens early each morning and doesn’t close until all student-athletes have been treated. The Sports Medicine facility contains a complete injury rehabilitation center, new rehab equipment, two full-size whirlpools, a dressing area for athletes, and a private office for the team physicians. In the summer of 2008, the facility added new Mondo Ramflex flooring to provide a safe and healthy environment for the student-athletes and added new treatment tables in 2009. There is no waiting in the Sports Medicine facility since there are nine taping stations, multiple state-ofthe-art modalities, and a new rehabilitation area. All of the equipment in the facility is top of the line. Athletes can use a full-stride treadmill, a stairmaster, and an exercise bike during their rehabilitation. One of the most recent additions to the equipment is a $15,000 K-Laser which helps speed up the healing process, enabling student-athletes to return to competition at a faster rate. A fully stocked physician’s examination room for the resolution of any minor issues that a student-athlete may encounter without having to take more time-consuming measures. There is also a C-Arm portable X-Ray machine on site. Shea and his assistants each have an office in the Sports Medicine facility, and there is work space for the nine graduate assistants. Each office is self-contained, allowing private consultations with injured student-athletes.


Strength and

Conditioning ■ Matt Riley

■ Katie Abundiz

■ Russell Patterson

■ Jason Spray

 One of the biggest changes in college athletics over the past few years has been the attitude toward strength and conditioning. Performing in the weight room has become just as important as on-the-field competition, and Middle Tennessee has one of the very best staffs in the nation committed to making student-athletes the best they can be. It all happens in the Blue Raiders’ 10,000-plus square foot weight room facility located adjacent to the north end zone of Floyd Stadium and designed for use by all Middle Tennessee student-athletes. It is a strength training area that rivals any in the country. The weight room has been described by many people as better than any in the immediate area, including those at SEC and Conference USA schools. The facility, which opened in January of 1999, greets student-athletes with over 20,000 pounds of plates and dumbbells, but the sheer volume of weights is not the most impressive aspect of the room. It is equipped with nine full power racks, nine elevated platforms, and nine half-racks. Hammer strength equipment rounds out the room with five ground-base jammers, a dead lift, a leg press, a leg curl, and a leg extension. Other Hammer strength equipment in the facility includes a bench press, a military press, a rowing machine, neck machine, pull-up, and pull-over. An impressive array of dumbbells is also provided for the student-athletes’ use. Two sets each of dumbbells ranging from five to 150 pounds are kept on racks around the room. Mirrors ring the walls of the room to help student-athletes ensure that they are using proper form throughout their workouts. Cardiovascular equipment, such as treadmills and stationary bikes are also available. Other state-of-the-art amenities may also be found in the weight room. A television with cable and a state-of-the-art sound system has been installed for the enjoyment of the student-athletes. Three offices for the strength coaches are located in the facility, along with restrooms and a hospitality area. The weight room also provides direct access to the football stadium, gameday room, and individual meeting rooms and is in close proximity to the Blue Raider Practice Complex. The gameday room is used not only by the Blue Raider football team on game days and for film breakdown but also for press conferences, classes, and other functions. The meeting room is fully equipped with high-tech audio/visual equipment to enhance learning.


Where the Blue Raiders

Live and Dine Scarlett Commons, named for former MTSU president M. G. Scarlett,

is one of the premier living arrangements at any university in the region. Opened to students in the fall of 1999, the facility provides apartmentstyle living with the convenience of staying on campus. Nine three-story buildings with 12 apartments each and a useful clubhouse make up the Scarlett complex. Each apartment contains four private bedrooms connected by two private bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a comfortable living room. Each apartment is fully furnished, and window mini-blinds are provided. The kitchen includes a table and four chairs, microwave, refrigerator, stove, and oven. The living area includes a sofa, lounge chair, and television stand. Each bedroom has a closet and is furnished with a bed, dresser, nightstand, and desk with a hutch. Each apartment also includes cable and phone lines in the living room and data lines with access to the Internet for personal computers in each bedroom. The Scarlett Commons clubhouse creates a real sense of community with its recreation/meeting rooms, fireplace, big-screen TV, and laundry room. Any maintenance issues can be resolved with a phone call to the 24-hour reception and service desk located in the clubhouse. Students living in Scarlett Commons have their own restricted parking lot, so it’s easy to find parking in front of their buildings 24 hours a day. For more information on Scarlett Commons and other on-campus housing, visit www.mtsu.edu/~housing/. Dining Facilities MTSU offers five different on-campus dining areas, with the most popular being Keathley University Center (KUC) Grill and Cyber Café. The KUC is located in the center of campus and is a major intersection for student activities. The Grill is located on the second floor and features Pizza Hut, Quizno’s Subs, a shushi bar, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Chick-Fil-A, and the Burger Studio. The KUC Grill is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Thursday and is open until 5 p.m. on Fridays. The Cyber Café is the first of its kind in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, offering a futuristic and efficient way for students to dine. Students are able to eat while e-mailing or searching the Web at the same time on the eight computers available. Krikenburt’s Smokehouse Grill and Subway serve students until 2:00 a.m. Monday–Thursday and 7 p.m. on Fridays. Six 32-inch televisions suspended from the ceiling also catch students up on events around the world. Sofas and armchairs make Cyber Café a great place to relax between classes with coffee or Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Student-athletes can start the day with biscuits and gravy and an omelet from McCallie Dining in Corlew Hall. This is a favorite spot because of the fun atmosphere and all-you-can-eat dining selections. Student-athletes get a chance to relax and socialize with each other while feasting on subs, pizza, grill works, carved meats, fresh deli food, fresh-made pasta, and a salad bar. Thursday nights in McCallie are theme nights featuring, for example, tastes of the bayou on Cajun night or a feast of egg rolls and fried rice on Far East night. No matter what is served, the fellowship among athletes and students is always enjoyable. A great spot for lunch is the RaiderZone at James Union Building, a new sports theme restaurant. Students can enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet-style foods, pizza and pasta, carved meats, fresh deli food, and freshly made salads.


Rose and Emmett Kennon

Sports Hall of Fame Varsity club members support the Middle Tennessee athletics department and all of its programs.

The Varsity Club • • ers, • • •

Membership Requirement Membership in the Varsity Club is granted to any person having participated (players, coaches, managers, trainers, and cheerleaders) in a varsity sport at Middle Tennessee.

Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees:

Miles “Moe” Baskin John T. Bragg Gregg Cunnyngham James “Boots” Donnelly Kenneth Ezell Ken Gerhart Charles Greer James “Jaybird” Hamblen John Hambrick Joe B. Jackson Gerald “Momma” Johnson Emmett Kennon Danny Moore Teddy Morris Charles “Bubber” Murphy Joe Nunley Ray Purvis John Price Reese L. Smith, Jr. James Hubert Swann Stephen B. Smith John Stanford Cromer Smotherman Chuck Taylor B. H. Thompson Kenneth Victory Billy Walker W. R. (Jack) Yearwood

elects members annually to the Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame, elects the Varsity Club Board of Directors to continually work on new activities to benefit and recognize former playadministers scholarship programs to be awarded to former athletes’ children, informs the membership of all interesting activities happening in the MT Athletic Department, and organizes activities on campus for former athletes and their families.

If you have questions or comments concerning the Varsity Club, contact Jim Simpson at (615) 898-5632 or by e-mail at jsimpson@ mtsu.edu.


City of

Murfreesboro  Rutherford is the fastest growing county in Tennessee.

– U.S. Census Bureau, May 2009  Murfreesboro named one of “The Best Places to Raise Your Kids.” – Business Week, November 2008 A student-athlete’s life involves more than academics and athletics. Like most college students, student-athletes need to enjoy themselves, relax, and have a good time, and Murfreesboro fits the bill. Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in the south with a population of over 100,000. Rutherford County has more than 250,000 residents. A short 40-minute drive from Nashville, Music City U.S.A., Murfreesboro is a large city with a small-town atmosphere. Murfreesboro has many appealing places to shop, eat, and socialize. One of the largest outdoor shopping malls in the region, the Avenue of Murfreesboro, opened in 2007. This specialty center combines premier national retailers, select local merchants, and specialty restaurants in an attractive setting that is popular with all students. There are several beautiful parks and greenways throughout the city, and numerous lakes are located close by for swimming, water skiing, and boating. History buffs will enjoy the 600-acre Stones River Battlefield, Oaklands historic site, the Sam Davis home, Fortress Rosecrans, and Cannonsburgh Village. All are rich in history and welcome visitors.

Murfreesboro has been ranked as one of America’s top 100 places to live by CNNMoney Magazine.


City of

Nashville Nashville: Music City U.S.A.

MTSU thrives in the radiant glow of Nashville’s exponential growth. Some major

metropolitan areas overshadow their neighbors, but Nashville provides unprecedented economic and media support. Davidson County saw a nearly 14% population growth from 1990 to 2002, and Rutherford County boomed with a 62% increase. (Regional Profile, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, 2003) Living up to the title of Music City U.S.A. requires a more-than-impressive collection of media outlets, coverage, and support. The Tennessean, Nashville Business Journal, and the City Paper each provide superior coverage, and eight local television stations and 29 radio stations never miss a moment of news, weather, and sports action in and around Davidson County. The Sun Belt Conference and its members have access to and are able to draw from the seemingly limitless resources offered by Middle Tennessee’s proximity to Nashville.

Blue Raiders reach Davidson County alums

MTSU has more than 13,000 alumni in greater Davidson county, and the Blue

Raider athletic department has a far-reaching impact into the Nashville area. The Blue Raiders regularly compete in Music City in order to help reach more of their vast, growing fan base. MTSU defeated Vanderbilt at Dudley Field in 2001, 2002, and 2005, and the Blue Raiders played host to Big East foe Louisville at LP Field in 2006, the first time the football program played a home football game in Nashville as a Division I-A member. The game was televised nationally on ESPN2 and drew a record home crowd for the Blue Raiders. In 2007, MTSU joined forces with WKU to put on the Sun Belt Classic basketball doubleheader, which saw the Blue Raiders take on No. 2 Memphis followed by WKU and No. 10 Tennessee. Both games were nationally televised and drew a Sommet Center regular season record 18,071 fans.


University Administration Dr. Sidney A. McPhee is the tenth president of Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at MTSU in 2001, he was executive vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) in Nashville. In addition, he served as chief academic officer and inSidney McPhee terim chancellor for the Board 9th Year of Regents system. Before his Prairie View (‘76) appointment at TBR, McPhee served in various administrative capacities at several major universities including Oklahoma State University, University of Louisville, and University of Memphis. In May 2007, President McPhee received the title of Honorary Professor at China Agricultural University in Beijing. The Honorary Professor title is the highest academic award given at the institution. McPhee was named Outstanding American University President of 2002 by the American Football Foundation. In 2003, he was listed by Nashville Post business magazine as one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful Individuals, and in 2004, he was ranked by Tennessee Business magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful African Americans in the State of Tennessee. In 2006, Dr. McPhee was listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of seven university presidents in the U.S. who is shaping intercollegiate athletics on a national scale. Most recently, in the spring of 2009, President McPhee was the keynote speaker for Prairie View A&M Founder’s Day celebrations, and in June 2009 Dr. McPhee was an invited participant at the International Agricultural University Presidential Forum held in Beijing and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. McPhee earned his bachelor’s degree (with highest honors, summa cum laude) from Prairie View A&M University; a master’s degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; and a doctorate in applied behavioral studies in education from Oklahoma State University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development Program and has completed professional development programs at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As an academician, President McPhee’s scholarly publications and presentations are extensive. His publications have appeared in local, national, and international professional journals. In addition, he is the senior author of a book, Understanding the Campus Culture: An Introduction to College, and has co-authored a chapter for a major college textbook on academic advising. McPhee’s scholarly pursuits include several international visits and presentations in locations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Lanzhou, China;

Mekelle, Ethiopia; Penang, Malaysia; Hong Kong; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Antwerp, Belgium; Montreal, Canada; Oxford, England; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Nassau, Bahamas. McPhee is currently a participating member of NCAA’s Football Academic Working Group and just recently chaired the NCAA Division I Working Group to Review “At-Risk” Student-Athlete issues (ARSA). The ARSA final report was submitted to the NCAA Board of Directors in January. McPhee also served a five-year term on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, a three-year term on the NCAA Executive Committee, and two terms as president of the Sun Belt Confer-

ence athletic league and chair of the SBC’s CEO Executive Committee. In May 2005, he was appointed to the NCAA Presidential Commission on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Council for the Humanities, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him. A past member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, McPhee chaired its membership council. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club and serves as a member of the SunTrust Bank Board of Directors (Nashville) and SunTrust Regional Bank Advisory Board (Murfreesboro). He also served on the Nashville Adventure Science Center Board, the Middle Tennessee Medical Center Board, and the Middle Tennes-

see Council for Boy Scouts of America Executive Board and co-chaired the Tennessee Legislative Retreat Task Force on Higher Education. McPhee was recently re-elected to a second three-year term as a commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. During McPhee’s tenure at MTSU, the University has experienced considerable growth in many areas. Student enrollment has increased significantly, making MTSU undergraduate enrollment the largest in the state. During the past several years, the University added twelve new degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2002, for the first time in the history of the University, three Ph.D. programs were established: in Economics, English, and Human Performance. A Ph.D. in Public History was instituted shortly thereafter, and in July 2007, a new Ph.D. in Literacy Studies was approved. From 2001 to 2007, the University increased extramural funding from $6 million to about $40 million. Since McPhee’s arrival, MTSU has been successful in raising admission standards, resulting in an increase in high-ability students. MTSU has been the institution of choice for midstate valedictorians and salutatorians in recent years and has enrolled a significant number of National Merit scholars and Achievement scholars. McPhee’s presidency has coincided with several major improvements in University facilities. A ten-year, $70 million renovation of all student residential housing is scheduled for completion by 2011, the University’s centennial year. In addition, the University acquired the 500-acre Guy James property to consolidate its highly regarded programs in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience. This acquisition doubled the size of campus acreage from 500 to 1,000. Over $9 million was spent to renovate Andrew L. Todd Hall, which now houses the Department of Art and has stateof-the-art equipment for its students and faculty. The Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building was built with private funding. In January 2007, an addition to the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building was opened and dedicated, bringing the facility to 28,000 square feet. The University secured private gifts in support of a $6 million baseball stadium completed in 2008 and dedicated this past spring. In 2006, the University received $15 million in state support for the planning and infrastructure development for a proposed $120 million science building, and in April 2007, a new $3 million track and soccer complex was opened. Recently, the Tennessee General Assembly approved the construction of a $31.7 million building for the University’s College of Education. A $19 million expansion of the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center was completed in 2008. Presently, the University is involved in proposed or active capital projects totaling nearly $400 million. President McPhee is married to Elizabeth McPhee, and they have two children, Seneca and Sidney-Anthony.

PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE STAFF KIM EDGAR

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JOE BALES

VP/Development

JOHN COTHERN

VP/Business and Finance

LUCINDA LEA

VP/Information Technology

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DIANE MILLER

Interim Executive VP/Provost

Debra Sells

VP Student Affairs/Vice Provost


Athletic Administration The landscape of college athletics has changed drastically over the past decade and that renovation also has been demonstrated at Middle Tennessee, particularly during the four-plus years since Chris Massaro was named director of athletics on April 8, 2005. Chris Massaro Proving to be a true 5th Year visionary, Massaro has helped Northern Colorado (‘83) revolutionize the Blue Raiders’ athletic department while helping pave the way for even greater success in future years. During his short but highly successful reign, Massaro has overseen unprecedented success not only in the University’s athletic programs but also in regard to academic success, facility upgrades, and a proven record of hiring coaches who have thrived under his watch. Under Massaro’s leadership, the Blue Raiders have captured the Sun Belt’s all-sports trophy three times in five years. Since his arrival, Massaro has enhanced the Blue Raiders’ broad-based, 17-sport program. Among the accomplishments included in the last four years: • The Athletic Department has captured 18 Sun Belt Conference championships and earned 12 coach of the year honors. • The athletic program has had a record 15 nationally televised events during his four-year tenure. • Middle Tennessee’s football team earned an at-large invitation to the Motor City Bowl in 2006, the first bowl appearance during the Division I era. • The women’s volleyball team reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in 2007. • The men’s golf team received its first-ever at-large invitation into the East Regional in 2008 and subsequently advanced to the National Championship where they finished 15th in the country. They backed up that effort with another NCAA regional in 2009. • The women’s basketball team appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007 and returned again in 2009. The team narrowly missed reaching the Sweet 16 in 2007 after earning a No. 5 seed. • The Middle Tennessee tennis doubles team of Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom won the National Championship in 2007 – the first NCAA doubles title in Athletic Department history. • The Middle Tennessee track teams have combined for four conference titles and the 2007 men’s outdoor squad finished No. 21 in the nation while the 2009 women’s indoor team ranked tied for 30th. • The Blue Raider baseball team captured the regular season and tournament championship in 2009 and advanced to the NCAAs. Massaro’s success at Middle Tennessee doesn’t stop with the athletic teams. There has been a tremendous track record for hiring quality coaches with head football coach Rick Stockstill, women’s head basketball coach Rick Insell, and men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow – and all Massaro hires – each earning Sun Belt Coach of the Year in their first seasons and men’s tennis coach David

McNamara who won the Sun Belt and Coach of the Year honors in his second season. In all, Massaro’s guidance has provided coaches with the resources to produce 18 conference titles, 19 NCAA postseason appearances, one Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Year, and 12 Coach of the Year awards. Academic enhancement has also skyrocketed under Massaro’s leadership. Massaro, who was appointed to a panel on APR Improvement Plans for the 2007 NCAA Convention, inherited a football program with a nationallow score of 812 and saw it increase to a current 990 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2009. As a whole, the Athletic Department has improved from a 908 score when Massaro was hired to an impressive cumulative (four years) score of 951 in 2007-08. All 17 Middle Tennessee sports

teams achieved passing marks of 925 or higher in 200607 with four teams turning in a perfect mark of 1,000. In 2007-08, 16 of 17 teams topped the 925 mark. Massaro, who spent 20 years at the University of South Carolina prior to his appointment at Middle Tennessee, also overhauled the annual Blue Raider Athletic Association’s annual giving program, which resulted in a record number of members and financial giving in 2008, indicating the fourth such year record numbers have been realized. The annual campaign has improved 40 percent since his arrival. Facility upgrades also have been at the top of Massaro’s impressive list of accomplishments. He completed a $6 million capital campaign for the new baseball stadium and initiated a series of major renovations to existing athletic facilities during the previous three years, including a state-of-the-art soccer and track complex. Most recently, a state-of-the-art golf performance center was completed in December 2008. In the midst of numerous upgrades, Massaro also has initiated generous contributions that made it possible to

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install a new synthetic surface in Floyd Stadium for the 2006 season. Additionally, new videoboards – one for football and two inside Murphy Center – were installed in 2007. In a span of four years Massaro’s hiring practices have been regarded as excellent. On Dec. 12, 2005, he made his highest profile hire when he selected Stockstill to take over the football program. Stockstill became just the second head coach in the I-A era and led the Blue Raiders to a league championship and a bowl appearance in his first season. Two days following his hiring, Massaro was pressed into action to find a replacement to lead the nationally recognized women’s basketball program. Massaro made his first hire when he brought on board legendary high school coach Rick Insell to take over the program. Both Insell and Stockstill won championships in their first seasons on the job. Massaro has also made a significant upgrade in the Blue Raider football schedule. During the summer of 2005, he announced a home game in 2007 that made Virginia the first team from the highly regarded ACC to visit Floyd Stadium, and then quickly added a second ACC member when Maryland agreed to make the trip to Murfreesboro in 2008 and the Blue Raiders rewarded him with a 24-14 upset. On his 100th day on the job, Massaro made one of his biggest announcements: a five-year contract with the University of Memphis to play football that started in 2007. The Tigers will become the first in-state Division I-A (FBS) football team to play the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro. Massaro has also worked out a home-and-home series with Mississippi State that will see the Bulldogs coming to Floyd Stadium in 2009 – making them the first SEC program to play in a Sun Belt stadium – and nearby Georgia Tech that will have the Yellow Jackets coming to Murfreesboro in 2011. He also inked a home-an-home with Minnesota that will see the Golden Gophers come to Murfreesboro to begin the 2010 season on Thursday, Sept. 2. In March 2008, Massaro made another big move when he announced a four-game series with neighboring rival Vanderbilt of the SEC. The series begins in 2015 and the teams will play twice in Murfreesboro and twice in Nashville. The Glenwood Springs, Colo., native joined the South Carolina staff under the Ohio University sport administration program in 1985. Massaro helped usher the Gamecocks into the SEC and learned under legendary athletic director Dr. Mike McGee. Massaro earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1983 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Ohio University in 1986. At UNC, Massaro was a five-year football team member. Massaro is also heavily involved in community service projects and organizations. He is a member of the Red Cross Board, the City Golf Commission and the Rutherford County Sports Council Executive Committee, and he served on the search committee for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce president. Massaro and his wife, Cindy, have four children: Hank, Lainey, Rachel, and Ben.

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Blue Raiders Indoor Hitting Facility/Chuck Taylor Locker Room October 24, 1998, saw many dreams become reality with the

formal dedication of the newly built Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility. The dream of this facility began long before the plans were put into motion. Coach Steve Peterson began raising the funds for the project nearly 10 years prior to groundbreaking, but the end product certainly made the wait worthwhile. The Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility is, without a doubt, the finest facility of its kind in the region, if not the entire nation. The clubhouse features a lounge area with a large-screen television, sofa and chairs and a refreshment area. The lounge features hardwood floors with a marble “MT” inlay near the entrance to the building. The front hallway also features the Blue Raiders’ sizable trophy collection and photos of Blue Raiders in the major leagues. The spacious Chuck Taylor Locker Room offers oak lockers for the players along with exquisite hardwood flooring. The large shower facility is located just off the locker room area. The facility is also home to the offices of the Blue Raider coaching staff, a training room, and a laundry room. Perhaps the most impressive part of the facility is the second-to-none indoor training area located just off the locker room. This large space features a clay floor with three mounds and two hitting cages for winter and early spring workouts. It also contains a weight room with conditioning equipment for baseball team use. The Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility opens directly onto the field area for easy access for practice and games. Soon after construction was completed, the structure was connected to the rest of the park with an ornate brick and iron fence and gate. The Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility is just another testament to the hard work and dedication of the Blue Raider coaches, players and supporters. The work that these individuals carry onto the field also carries over into every aspect of the program. However, the Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility does not mark the end of the line. In the words of Coach Peterson at the building’s dedication, “Our next project begins tomorrow.”


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The campus of Middle Tennessee is home to what is considered one of the finest collegiate baseball fields in the nation: Reese Smith Jr Field. The stadium was named in October of 1982 and was officially dedicated on April 12, 1983. The dedication was a well-earned salute to the efforts of the late Reese Smith and family. In 1979, Smith, a Nashville alumnus, and his two sons, who had played baseball for the Blue Raiders, threw their efforts into lighting the field and building the stadium that now exists. The wild success of the Blue Raiders move into the Sun Belt Conference showed the need for dramatic stadium expansion. A $5 million renovation project to Reese Smith Field was completed in September 2008 and provides new grandstands, press box, concession stand, and restrooms. The new stands have expanded seating and the press box has booths to accommodate radio and television. In addition, there are two luxury suites. In 1989, Smith Field underwent extensive renovation to increase seating capacity and make the park more fan-friendly. The old chain-link backstop was replaced by a three-foot-high brick wall with blue netting hanging from dugout to dugout. Two sets of aluminum bleachers were moved up to the wall and a section of chair-back theater seats were constructed directly behind home plate. The playing field is encircled by wind screens, and an eight-foot billboard fence covers the outfield wall. The bullpen areas are enclosed and fully turfed. Two turfed batting cages are located down the right field line. The field is equipped with a computerized underground sprinkler system, helping maintain the natural grass playing surface. With the addition of the Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility in 1998, the face of Reese Smith Field changed again. The Blue Raiders have direct access to the field from the clubhouse. Reese Smith Jr Field is becoming the “Showplace of the South.” Numerous baseball organizations bring their teams and fans for events. In addition to Blue Raider home games, the field has hosted a variety of other baseball events, including OVC Tournaments, Tennessee Junior College Tournaments, TSSAA State High School Tournaments, and the USA Olympic Baseball Team. The Blue Raiders are also set to host the 2010 Sun Belt Championships. The field is also home to the fall junior college classic, featuring many of the state’s junior college teams. Smith Field is evidence of the success and rich tradition of Blue Raider baseball as well as its overwhelming support in the middle Tennessee area.


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Winning Tradition Middle Tennessee has a storied tradition in the ranks of college baseball, dating back to when the sport first came to campus in 1912. In the beginning stalwarts such as Fred Sain, “Red” Floyd, “Putty” Overall, Jess Neely, Kola Sharp, “Red” Owens, Charlie Kerr, and Paul Turner played for the Teachers. In the mid-thirties, the winning tradition had begun with Bubber Murphy, Jay Bird Hamblen and Cromer Smotherman going on to play professional baseball. Blue Raider legend John Stanford took over the coaching responsibilities in 1974 and during his 11-year tenure guided Middle Tennessee to a 402-222 record. Stanford’s teams won six OVC regular-season championships, and four OVC Tournament championships and made four NCAA appearances. Stanford received OVC Coach of the Year honors five times. Today’s Raiders continue the tradition set forth by their predecessors. Fundraising and coaching go hand-in-hand for current skipper Steve Peterson, who spearheaded the fundraising efforts that resulted in the Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and the construction of the stadium. Today’s players add to the tradition as well. Past players such as Jayhawk Owens, Jason Maxwell, Clay Snellgrove, Mudcat Brewer, and Brett Carroll, just to name a few, have carved out places in the Raider history books. In fact, under Peterson, the Middle Tennessee baseball tradition has been raised to a new level. In his 22 years as head coach, Peterson’s teams have won seven regular-season OVC championships, seven OVC Tournament championships, three Sun Belt regular season titles, and two Sun Belt Tournament championships, and have advanced to NCAA play nine times. Since Middle Tennessee’s move to the Sun Belt Conference, excitement about baseball has increased. In 2000, the year prior to the Blue Raiders joining the league, the SBC sent Louisiana-Lafayette all the way to the College World Series after putting four teams into the NCAA Regionals. The conference was ranked the fifth best in the country during the 2000 season and remained one of the elite leagues in the country after Middle Tennessee joined the ranks in 2001. The Blue Raiders were one of four Sun Belt teams to compete in an NCAA regional at the conclusion of the season. One of those four, Florida International, advanced to the Super Regional before being eliminated one step from Omaha. The Blue Raiders also made history during the amazing 2001 season. Dewon Brazelton, who set the Middle Tennessee career and single-season strikeout records, became the first Blue Raider to be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft. He was chosen third overall by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 2009, Middle Tennessee won the regular season and conference tournament, advancing to the NCAA Louisville Regional. With the Blue Raiders now on the national stage, there is no limit to the potential of the program. Each team is now charged with continuing the legacy handed down by its predecessors.

14 NCAA Tournament Appearances 16 Regular Season Conference Championships 13 Conference Tournament Titles 9 Coach of the Year Awards 13 All-Americans 12 Conference Players of the Year 2 Conference Pitchers of the Year 1 Conference Freshman of the Year 5 Conference Tournament MVPs


Season Preview Blue Raiders return record-breaking offense led by Brentz – Roberts will anchor solid pitching staff Coming off last season’s record-setting campaign, the Middle Tennessee baseball team faces the challenges of not only repeating as Sun Belt Conference champions but also going deeper into the NCAA tournament. Steve Peterson, beginning his 23rd season as the head coach of the Blue Raiders, feels like his 2010 team has a chance to be even better than last year, when they won 44 games, including a 27-4 record at home, and posted a 21-8 record in the conference. At least one poll agrees with Peterson. The USA Today/ESPN coaches preseason poll listed the Blue Raiders 38th in the nation with 13 votes, tops among the three Sun Belt Conference teams that were ranked. “I think we have a team that can compete in the upper level of the Sun Belt Conference,” Peterson said. “If we can compete in the upper level, then we have a chance to win the league. If we can do that, we have a chance to go to the NCAA tournament. The history of the Sun Belt is that the champion gets at least an atlarge berth, whether they win the tournament or not.” Peterson warns that everything has to fall in place if his team is to have another “magical season.” “There are so many things that enter in like injuries, weather, team chemistry and mental preparation. You never know when all of that stuff will fall into place again. The record we broke for wins last season was set in 1990, 19 years ago. You just never know.” Peterson will have 19 lettermen, including nine seniors to work with, but will have to find replacements for some very good players who graduated. Among the missing are all-time home run, total bases, walks and RBI leader Rawley Bishop, centerfielder Nathan Hines, closer Cody Woods, and second baseman Taylor Dennis. Despite the loss of key players, MTSU has a lot of firepower and pitching coming back in 2010. ALL-AMERICAN BRYCE BRENTZ All-American Bryce Brentz, now a junior, was named the Player of the Year in the Sun Belt last season as a sophomore. The Knoxville native hit .465 with 28 home runs, 73 RBI’s, 214 total bases and a .930 slugging percentage. He also posted a 5-3 record on the mound, with a 4.57 ERA in starting 14 games for the Blue Raiders. Peterson knows that for MTSU to have a successful season, Brentz will have to have another great year. “We hope and expect that Bryce will have a successful season, but he is going to have to have someone hitting in front of him that can Junior Bryce Brentz get on base, and someone behind him that is hitting well enough to keep teams from pitching around him,” Peterson stated. Peterson is also aware of the responsibility that will be placed on Brentz this year. As an All-American and a likely top-five draft choice, Brentz will face a season loaded with distractions. PITCHING Overall, the Blue Raider pitching can be better than last year. They’ve added some quality arms to the staff, both freshmen and junior college players. “Our pitching staff starts with senior Kenny Roberts. He will go in as the ace of our staff, and he’s a lefthander who earned All-Conference honors last year,” Peterson noted. “Past Roberts we have very little left-handed pitching experience. We lost Brett Wilson to an injury, and he’s out for the year. Our only other lefthander with any experience at all is Justin Guidry, who also plays outfield and first base, and will play a big role for us this year. He could pitch as either a starter or a reliever. “Roberts (11-1, 3.04 ERA, 62K’s) can match up with anybody in the conference on Fridays, so we are in good shape there,” said Peterson. “We’ll just have to see how Bryce does before we decide where to use him.” Peterson has indicated he will start the season using Brentz (5-3, 4.57, 63 K) as a closer or short reliever, and also play him in center field. If the starting pitching doesn’t come through as well as Peterson hopes and expects, then Brentz could wind up being the Saturday starter, as he was last year. Peterson would like for Brentz to replace Woods as the closer and save his arm with less innings, even though he would likely make more appearances. Chad Edwards, another senior with three letters, will be a strong candidate for a slot in the three-man weekend rotation. Edwards (8-2, 5.77, 42K) had an outstanding season last year, including good outings against Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, and was promoted to the weekend trio in the South Alabama series.

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Peterson will look at the pitchers with experience he already has before he makes any moves to use some impressive freshmen in key situations. “We have to see what we are going to get from guys like Tyler Hyde, Jud Stoltz, Marshall Mears, Nick Montgomery and Kevin Whittaker. Whittaker was injured last year, but these are five guys that have experience for us. If they can give us some quality innings, assume and keep Senior Kenneth Roberts roles as starters or relievers, and contribute, that would allow the newcomers to work their way in.” There are three newcomers who could make a big impact. Freshman Daniel Palo, a big right-hander who was drafted by the Dodgers, chose to come to Middle Tennessee instead. He has a lot of talent, and will get a chance to pitch very early. Hunter Adkins, another freshman right-hander, has a lot of talent, good velocity, good curveball but needs to work on location. Eric Gilley, a transfer from Vol State CC, is another talented right-hander. Peterson is pleased at how well Gilley got improved throughout the fall. “All in all, pitching is the name of the game, and to have a year like we did last year, we need quality pitching. Now, I’ll take a 10-9 win, but we don’t need to be playing 10-9 ballgames. We have the opportunity to have a better pitching staff, with some quality and additional arms.” HITTING In Brentz, Peterson has the cornerstone of a very strong lineup but knows there must be hitters all up and down the lineup to equal the production of last season. “Last year we had Hines and Bishop batting before and behind Bryce, and they are gone. That was a really strong middle of the order,” Peterson noted. Some guys are going to have to step up and fill those two slots.” Newcomer Will Skinner, one of the top junior college hitters in the nation last year, will more than likely be one of the hitters flanking Brentz. Veterans Blake McDade (.340, 6 HR, 51 RBI) and Tyler Burnett (.344, 7 HR, 37 RBI) will be candidates for the other slot. McDade will be the first baseman for the Blue Raiders, while Burnett will move from shortstop to third base. A pleasant surprise in practice thus far has been Zach Hudson, who has played well in the outfield but may get a shot at third base if Tyler Burnett falters. “Tyler is a better hitter than Zach, but sometimes has trouble with lefthanders, so it may wind up being a platoon situation.” Also expected to produce are senior catcher Drew Robertson, who batted .312 with 36 RBI but tailed off at the end of the season, and senior right fielder Stuart Meinhart (.324, 6 HR, 50 RBI). “Drew Robertson has been a starter for three years, and is one of the top defensive catchers in the country.” Peterson said. “He has also made himself into a .300 hitter. He was doing better than that at mid-season but tailed off at the end of the year because he had to catch every game. Catching takes a lot out of you.” Justin Miller will be the second baseman. He is a junior with two letters and will replace Taylor Dennis, who was one of the best fielding second basemen in the league. But Peterson thinks that Miller can be just as good. “Justin can make the plays that we saw Taylor make last year. He has a lot of talent and is an outstanding second baseman. He can hit and he can run. It could be really exciting to watch Justin’s development this season” If Burnett stays at third, it would open the door for Peterson to start a true freshman at shortstop. Ryan Ford has been very impressive in practices so far, making all of the routine plays. OUTLOOK “I think we will have a better team this year, but if everybody in the Sunbelt is better, and they could well be, then it won’t show up. We will just be playing to get into the tournament. The Sun Belt is a heck of a league, very competitive, and one of the top leagues in the country,” said Peterson. “We have good players, but every team in the league has good players. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” “Our goal this year is to repeat as champions and to sell more season tickets than we ever have. We have won championships here before and have learned that it is harder to defend a championship than it is to win one. And that is certainly true in the Sun Belt Conference. Everybody is gunning for you.”

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Roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp. B/T Hometown/High School (Last School) 1 Justin Miller INF 6-0 180 JR-2L R/R Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden HS 3 Tyler Burnett INF 6-1 195 JR-2L L/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland HS 4 Jordan Rorex INF/OF 6-0 160 FR-HS R/R Clinton, Tenn./Anderson County HS 5 Zach Hudson OF 6-2 191 SR-3L R/R Nashville, Tenn./Overton HS 6 Robert Lawrence INF 5-11 160 FR-RS R/R Madison, Tenn./Hunter’s Lane HS 7 Bryce Brentz P/OF 6-0 185 JR-2L R/R Knoxville, Tenn./South Doyle HS 8 Ryan Ford INF 5-10 170 FR-HS R/R Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden HS 9 Tyler Acker C 6-1 205 JR-2L R/R Nashville, Tenn./Donelson Christian Academy 10 Dain McNabb C 5-8 180 FR-HS R/R Loudon, Tenn./Loudon HS 11 Hunter Dawson INF 5-8 155 r-JR-2L R/R Atoka, Tenn./Munford HS 12 Will Skinner OF 6-0 205 JR-TR R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale/Walters St CC 14 Stuart Meinhart INF 6-1 190 r-SR-1L R/R Brentwood, Tenn./Tennessee Tech 15 Justin Guidry OF/P 6-4 190 SO-1L L/L Mount Juliet, Tenn./Father Ryan HS 16 Chad Edwards P 6-0 168 r-SR-3L R/R Paducah, Ky./Reidland HS 17 Brandon Hall P 6-3 195 FR-HS R/R Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville HS 18 Ben Darlington INF 6-0 198 r-SR-3L R/R Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma HS 19 Joey McClung P 5-10 170 FR-RS L/L White House, Tenn./White House Heritage HS 21 Blake McDade 1B/OF 6-1 198 SR-3L L/L Ooltewah, Tenn./Ooltewah HS 22 Dalton Henzman OF 6-2 185 FR-HS R/R Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian HS 23 Drew Robertson C 6-3 180 SR-3L R/R Nolensville, Tenn./Ravenwood HS 24 Hunter Adkins P 6-3 175 FR-HS R/R Signal Mountain, Tenn./Red Bank HS 27 Kevin Whittaker P 6-3 190 r-SR-1L R/R Cottonwood, Tenn./Volunteer State CC 28 Eric Gilley P 6-4 215 JR-TR R/R Hendersonville, Tenn./Station Camp/Vol St CC 29 Daniel Palo P/1B 6-4 210 FR-HS R/R Germantown, Tenn./Houston HS 30 Nick Montgomery P 6-0 190 JR-1L R/R San Marcos, Texas/Ranger College 31 Davis Pearce OF/1B 6-1 185 JR-TR R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel/Jackson St CC 32 Jud Stoltz P 6-4 185 JR-2L R/R Lewisburg, Tenn./Marshall County HS 33 Wes Caldwell OF 6-2 190 SO-RS R/R Lexington, Ky./Catholic HS 34 Paul Mittura P 6-2 180 FR-HS R/R Clarksville, Tenn./Clarksville HS 35 Kenneth Roberts P 6-1 170 SR-3L L/L Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel HS 38 Connor Tracy C 5-10 165 FR-HS R/R Shelbyville, Tenn./Shelbyville HS 39 Tyler Hyde P 6-4 192 SR-3L R/R St. Louis, Mo./Chaminade Prep School 40 Brett Lanning C 6-0 195 SO-TR R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale/Dyersburg St CC 41 Marshall Mears P 6-0 160 r-JR-2L R/R Spanish Fort, Ala./Bayside Academy 43 Justin Baier C 5-11 210 FR-HS S/R Soddy-Daisy, Tenn./Soddy-Daisy HS 44 Justin Jones OF 6-0 207 r-SR-3L R/R Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale HS Alex McClure INF 6-0 170 Jr.-TR S/R Clarksville, Tenn./Rossview HS/Vanderbilt Brett Wilson P 6-3 170 SO-1L L/L Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland HS COACHING STAFF 25 Steve Peterson Head Coach (Jacksonville State, 1973) 26 Jim McGuire Associate Head Coach (Cumberland University, 1985) 20 Mike McLaury Assistant Coach (Middle Tennessee, 1994) 37 John Peterson Volunteer Assistant (Memphis, 2006) Sports Medicine: John Ursone Managers Connor Cutcliffe John Harris Adam Lairamore Will Lairamore

Pronunciation Guide 43 Justin Baier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bear 15 Justin Guidry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gid-ree 22 Dalton Henzman . . . . . Hen-z-men 20 Mike McLaury . . . . . . Mc-LAWR-ee 14 Stuart Meinhart . . . . . . MINE-heart 34 Paul Mittura . . . . . . . . . . . Mitt-u-RA 29 Daniel Palo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pal-LOW

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Roster Breakdown Roster By Position

Alphabetical Roster

Pitchers (16) No. Name 7 Bryce Brentz 11 Hunter Dawson 15 Justin Guidry 16 Chad Edwards 17 Brandon Hall 19 Joey McClung 24 Hunter Adkins 27 Kevin Whittaker 28 Eric Gilley 29 Daniel Palo 30 Nick Montgomery 32 Jud Stoltz 34 Paul Mittura 35 Kenneth Roberts 39 Tyler Hyde 41 Marshall Mears

Pos. P/OF INF/P OF/P/INF P P P P P P P/1B P P P P P P

Ht. 6-0 5-8 6-4 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-0

Wt. 185 155 190 168 195 170 175 190 215 210 190 185 180 170 192 160

Cl.-Exp. JR-2L r-JR-2L SO-1L r-SR-3L FR-HS FR-RS FR-HS r-SR-1L JR-TR FR-HS JR-1L JR-2L FR-HS SR-3L SR-3L r-JR-2L

B/T S/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R

Pos. C C C C C C

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

Wt. 205 180 180 165 195 210

Cl.-Exp. JR-2L FR-HS SR-3L FR-HS SO-TR FR-HS

B/T R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R S/R

Pos. INF INF IF/OF INF INF INF/P INF OF/P/INF INF 1B/OF P/1B OF/1B

Ht. 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-1

Wt. 180 195 160 160 170 155 190 190 198 198 210 185

Cl.-Exp. JR-2L JR-2L FR-HS FR-RS FR-HS r-JR-2L r-SR-1L SO-1L r-SR-3L SR-3L FR-HS JR-TR

B/T R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R L/L R/R R/R

Pos. INF/OF OF P/OF OF OF/P/INF 1B/OF OF/1B OF OF

Ht. 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-0

Wt. 160 191 185 205 190 198 185 190 207

Cl.-Exp. FR-HS SR-3L JR-2L JR-TR SO-1L SR-3L JR-TR SO-RS r-SR-3L

B/T R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L L/L R/R R/R R/R

Catchers (6) No. Name 9 Tyler Acker 10 Dain McNabb 23 Drew Robertson 38 Connor Tracy 40 Brett Lanning 43 Justin Baier

Infielders (12) No. Name 1 Justin Miller 3 Tyler Burnett 4 Jordan Rorex 6 Robert Lawrence 8 Ryan Ford 11 Hunter Dawson 14 Stuart Meinhart 15 Justin Guidry 18 Ben Darlington 21 Blake McDade 29 Daniel Palo 31 Davis Pearce

Outfielders (9) No. Name 4 Jordan Rorex 5 Zach Hudson 7 Bryce Brentz 12 Will Skinner 15 Justin Guidry 21 Blake McDade 31 Davis Pearce 33 Wes Caldwell 44 Justin Jones

No. 9 24 43 7 3 33 18 11 16 8 28 15 17 22 5 39 44 40 6 19 21 10 41 14 1 34 30 29 31 35 23 4 12 32 38 27

Name Tyler Acker Hunter Adkins Justin Baier Bryce Brentz Tyler Burnett Wes Caldwell Ben Darlington Hunter Dawson Chad Edwards Ryan Ford Eric Gilley Justin Guidry Brandon Hall Dalton Henzman Zach Hudson Tyler Hyde Justin Jones Brett Lanning Robert Lawrence Joey McClung Alex McClure Blake McDade Dain McNabb Marshall Mears Stuart Meinhart Justin Miller Paul Mittura Nick Montgomery Daniel Palo Davis Pearce Kenneth Roberts Drew Robertson Jordan Rorex Will Skinner Jud Stoltz Connor Tracy Kevin Whittaker Brett Wilson

Pos. C P C P/OF INF OF INF INF P INF P OF/P P OF OF P OF C INF P INF 1B/OF C P INF INF P P P/1B OF/1B P C INF/OF OF P C P P

Roster Breakdown Letterwinners (R/L)................................18/9 Starters (R/L)............................................... 6/3 Pitchers (R/L).............................................. 8/3 Newcomers...................................................13 Class............................................. Seniors (10) Juniors (12) Sophomores (4) Freshmen (12) State: ...........................................Alabama (1) Kentucky (3) Missouri (1) Tennessee (32) Texas (1)

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Head Coach 23rd Season

There are many words to describe Steve Peterson’s role as Middle Tennessee’s highly successful baseball coach since 1988. Coach, fundraiser, teacher, recruiter, and architect are just a few, but if you are looking for one word to describe the Blue Raiders’ longtime skipper, try “winner.” Peterson begins his 23rd season as the school’s all-time winningest coach, with 707 victories and a stockpile of conference championships and NCAA Tournament berths to his credit, demonstrating the consistency with which the driven captain has guided the club. Peterson’s drive for excellence has resulted in consistent success and has made Middle Tennessee a model program. The veteran coach has led Middle Tennessee to 11 regular-season conference championships, nine conference tournament titles, and nine NCAA Regional berths including two at-large selections in the past seven years. Peterson guided the Blue Raiders to seven consecutive championships – either regular-season or tournament – during one stretch, proving Middle Tennessee doesn’t rebuild, it reloads. Peterson, who enters the 2010 season with a sterling 707549-3 mark, has produced 14 seasons with 30 or more wins including a school-record 44 victories in 2009. He also has four campaigns of at least 40 wins including 2009’s 44-18 record. Consistent success during Peterson’s tenure is a testament to his ability to recruit and develop talent, and the proof was never more evident than in 2001 – the Blue Raiders’ first season in the Sun Belt Conference after years of success in the Ohio Valley. Peterson’s Numbers at Middle Tennessee 707 59 48 11 9 9 8 1 9 3 4 2

Victories Professional Players First Team All-Conference Selections Conference Championships Conference Tournament Championships NCAA Appearances Conference Players of the Year Conference Freshman of the Year All-Americans Coach of the Year Honors Freshman All-Americans Conference Pitchers of the Year

Asked how the move into the Sun Belt, rated one of the nation’s top five baseball leagues at the time and consistently a top 10 conference, would change his recruiting philosophy, Peterson quickly responded “Not at all.” The 2001 Blue Raiders shared the Sun Belt championship with South Alabama after their first year in the high-profile league, and the chief contributors were many of the same players who led Middle Tennessee to the 2000 OVC championship. The move to a higher-rated conference certainly helped Middle Tennessee’s status. In their first five years in the Sun Belt, Peterson’s teams won two regular-season championships and a tournament championship and earned three NCAA Regional berths including two at-large selections for the first time in school history. The 2001 squad earned national acclaim for its pitching and hitting and the season concluded with pitcher Dewon Brazelton being selected as the No. 3 overall pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the Major League Baseball First-Year Amateur Player Draft. Brazelton was one of six players from the team to earn a spot on a professional baseball roster that season. A program cannot enjoy consistent success without quality players and Peterson, a three-time Coach of the Year, has not only made a habit of making sure Middle Tennessee has its share of quality performers but he’s also won by signing top Peterson’s Year-By-Year Overall Home Away Neutral 2009 Middle Tennessee 44-18 25-8 11-11 5-2 2008 Middle Tennessee 27-29-1 14-11 11-15-1 2-3 2007 Middle Tennessee 32-28 14-14 15-12 3-2 2006 Middle Tennessee 30-25 18-6 9-18 3-1 2005 Middle Tennessee 32-23 17-12 11-9 4-2 2004 Middle Tennessee 40-22 19-9 18-10 3-3 2003 Middle Tennessee 33-27 19-13 12-13 2-1 2002 Middle Tennessee 26-30 17-12 7-17 2-1 2001 Middle Tennessee 41-17 23-9 15-6 3-2 2000 Middle Tennessee 39-23 20-8 14-14 5-1 1999 Middle Tennessee 29-31 11-12 15-17 3-2 1998 Middle Tennessee 17-33 13-13 4-17 0-3 1997 Middle Tennessee 31-24 18-6 13-17 0-1 1996 Middle Tennessee 28-26 15-13 13-13 0-0 1995 Middle Tennessee 36-27 24-12 11-13 1-2 1994 Middle Tennessee 32-23 15-7 16-16 1-0 1993 Middle Tennessee 25-26 14-12 11-14 0-0 1992 Middle Tennessee 35-21 20-12 15-9 0-0 1991 Middle Tennessee 28-33 15-9 11-23 2-1 1990 Middle Tennessee 42-15 25-3 16-11 1-1 1989 Middle Tennessee 27-22-1 15-7 12-13-1 0-2 1988 Middle Tennessee 33-26-1 17-14 12-10-1 4-2 22-Year Total 707-549-3 388-222 272-298-3 44-32 Career Total 860-645-3

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Coaches prep players and developing them at the college level. He has coached a Sun Belt Player of the Year and six OVC Players of the Year, a Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year and an OVC Pitcher of the Year, two First-Team All-Americans, five Third-Team AllAmericans, four Freshman All-Americans, and 43 first-team All-Conference performers. Players who have honed their skills under Peterson also have had outstanding success continuing their careers at the professional level. Professional baseball has seen 56 former Peterson performers earning the chance to play at the game’s highest level, with four making their way to the Major Leagues. Peterson’s recruits have established most of the offensive records held at Middle Tennessee and seven players he has developed have hit .400 or better in a season. He has also coached the school’s single-season and career home run record holders. His 2009 squad established the all-time record for batting average with .340. Peterson’s players have been solid on the field at the collegiate level and have continued their careers professionally, and a large majority have taken skills and fundamentals learned at Middle Tennessee and are earning a living as coaches at various levels. Thirty-one former Blue Raiders are currently coaching at the high school, college, or professional levels. Peterson’s peers have recognized his achievements and contributions to the game by bestowing several honors on him. He was named the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association College Coach of the Year in 1992, 2000 and 2009. Peterson received his first ABCA Region Coach of the Year honor in 2009 after guiding the Blue Raiders in their record breaking season. He was also inducted into the Rutherford County Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2007, Peterson was inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Huntsville-Madison County (AL) Athletic Hall of Fame in April of Peterson’s Championships 2009. Fellow coaches OVC Championships 1988, 1990-93, 1995-97 have named Peterson Coach of the Year on OVC Tournament Champions three occasions – twice 1988, 1990-92, 1994-95, 2000 in the Ohio Valley and again in 2004, his first NCAA Regional Appearances such honor in the Sun 1988, 1990-91, 1995, Belt. 2000-01, 2003-04, 2009 Peterson’s outgoing and personable style Sun Belt Championships 2001, 2004, 2009 has made him a hit with fans, boosters, playSBC Tournament Titles ers, and recruits alike. 2003, 2009 Baseball enthusiasts

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throughout the Middle Tennessee community clearly appreciate his hard-nosed and aggressive style of coaching, and fans continue to flock to Reese Smith Field at a record pace. The Blue Raiders established a single-game attendance record in 2001 at Reese Smith Field with a crowd of 2,733 against South Alabama. The team went on to set the singleseason attendance mark that year with 26,218 coming through the gates. The 2001 squad saw 15 crowds of 1,000 or more during the season. Those numbers were surpassed in 2004 when the team set a single-game attendance record of 3,020 against Vanderbilt and set a new single-season attendance mark of 30,319, ranking 46th nationally. Fifteen contests drew more than 1,000 patrons during the record-setting campaign.

All-Conference Performers UNDER PETERSON ALL-OVC 1988 Dave Richardson, P Mike Messerly, IF Eddie Pye, IF Chris Whitehead, IF Jayhawk Owens, OF

ALL-SUN BELT 2001 Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) Josh Renick, 2B (1st) Brandon Johnson, 3B (1st) Justin Sims, OF (1st) Jeremy Armstrong, P (2nd)

1990 Jayhawk Owens, C Chris Crabtree, P Dwight Robinson, 3B

2002 Justin Sims, OF (1st) Josh Archer, UT (1st) Marshall Nisbett, OF (2nd)

1991 Dwight Robinson, 3B Gary Myers, DH

2003 Chad Cooper, UT (1st) Brett Carroll, 3B (1st) Josh Archer, 1B (2nd)

1992 Gary Myers, 1B Jason Maxwell, SS Chris Price, OF 1993 Mike McLaury, P Jason Maxwell, SS Mudcat Brewer, OF 1994 Mudcat Brewer, OF Jamie Walker, DH 1995 Jamie Walker, 1B Craig Reavis, OF 1996 Jason Stanton, P 1997 Andrew Thompson, C Clay Snellgrove, SS Jeremy Owens, OF 1999 Bryan Peck, 2B Josh Pride, 3B 2000 Josh Pride, C Bryan Peck, OF

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Chris Mobley, SP (1st) Eric McNamee, 2B (1st) Jeff Beachum, SS (1st) Derek Phillips, UT (1st) John Williams, SP (2nd)

2005

Matt Scott, SP (1st) Michael McKenry, C (1st) Todd Martin, DH (1st) Jeff Beachum, SS (2nd) Nate Jaggers, 3B (2nd)

2006 Michael McKenry, C (1st) 2007 Matt Ray, SS (1st) Wayne Kendrick, 2B (2nd) Rawley Bishop, 1B (2nd) 2008 Zach Barrett, 3B (1st) Rawley Bishop, 1B (1st) Bryce Brentz, DH (2nd) 2009

Bryce Brentz, DH (1st) Kenneth Roberts, SP (1st) Coty Woods, RP (1st) Rawley Bishop, 3B (2nd) Nathan Hines, CF (2nd) Drew Robertson, C (2nd)


Coaches Not only has Peterson been a winner on the field but he’s also been a successful fundraiser during his career. Events such as the annual Chuck Taylor Golf Tournament, the Groundhog Day Luncheon, and the Grand Slam Fish Fry in the fall have become mainstays on calendars of Blue Raider baseball supporters across middle Tennessee and have raised thousands of dollars for the improvement of Blue Raider baseball. Peterson spearheaded the efforts to pay for the construction of the Stephen B. Smith Clubhouse and Indoor Training Facility, which opened its doors in 1998. One look inside the facility shows the time and effort spent toward this endeavor. It has become known as one of the finest collegiate clubhouses and training facilities in the country. Reese Smith Field has also benefited from Peterson’s fundraising abilities. He has helped transform the park into a fanfriendly area by leading efforts to expand the seating area, add an information center just inside the gate, and improve restroom and concession facilities. Peterson guided efforts during the summer of 2001 to enlarge the dugouts at Reese Smith Field. He also spearheaded a capital campaign to do significant remodeling of the concession stand, improve and expand restroom facilities, and added a modern press box to accommodate radio, television, and print media. While Peterson has spent 22 seasons leading the Middle Tennessee baseball program, his tenure with the program is much longer. He took two separate tours with the Blue Raiders as an assistant coach under John Stanford before becoming the team’s head coach. During 1976-78 and 1985-87, he helped the Blue Raiders win two OVC titles and four Southern Division crowns. During the interim, Peterson served as head coach at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn. During

his tenure from 1979 to 1984, Peterson’s teams won a Tennessee state title in 1981, and he was twice named TJCAA Coach of the Year (1981, ’84). While at Roane State, Peterson put together a sparkling record of 153-96 for a .614 winning percentage. A native of Huntsville, Ala., Peterson stood out as a catcher under the legendary Rudy Abbott at Jacksonville State. He earned his bachelor’s from Jacksonville State in 1973 and later earned a master’s from Middle Tennessee in 1977. Peterson is married to the former Rita Albert and the couple has three children, Jill, Jenny, and John, and three grandchildren. Away from the diamond, Peterson enjoys fishing for smallmouth bass.

The Peterson family: Back (L to R): son-in-law Brock East, daughter Jenny East, son-in-law Morgan Wright, grandson Hayden Wright, daughter Jill Wright, daughter-in-law Myranda Peterson, son John. Front (L to R): Steve Peterson, grandson Noah Wright, wife Rita, granddaughter Sarah Kate Wright.

Win 1 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 403 450 500 550 600 650 700

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Peterson’s MILESTONES Date Opponent (Score) 2/20/88 Memphis State (5-4) 4/19/89 Tennessee (13-0) 5/14/90 Eastern Kentucky (7-1) 4/15/92 Kentucky (8-3) 3/20/94 Northeastern Illinois (13-3) 5/07/95 Austin Peay (14-7) 3/28/97 Eastern Illinois (7-4) 4/21/99 Tennessee (6-3) 5/20/00 Southeast Missouri (11-4) 2/17/01 UNC-Asheville (6-2) 3/05/02 Lipscomb (18-7) 5/22/03 Arkansas-Little Rock (6-5) 3/15/05 Southern Illinois (6-1) 5/10/06 Memphis (8-7) 4/8/08 Lipscomb (11-5) 5/14/09 Western Kentucky (10-4)

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Coaches Blue Raider Coaching Fraternity Middle Tennessee, behind head coach Steve Peterson, has developed into a future coaches training ground. Currently, 32 former Blue Raiders are involved in the coaching profession in either the middle school, high school, collegiate, or professional ranks. Following is a listing with their current employers: John Barbado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felix-Varela HS Mudcat Brewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blackman HS Jeff Browning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Doyle HS Phillip Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smyrna HS Tim Crunk . . . . . . . . Stewart’s Creek Middle School Dean Darnell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Vergne HS Kevin Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Booneville HS Doug Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ooltewah HS Andy Haines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Marlins Will Hulsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enterprize-Ozark CC Elliot Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivet Nazarene HS Tony Kegley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver Springs HS Wayne Kendrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverdale HS Chad Kirby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ravenwood HS Jerry Knox . . . . . . . . Stewart’s Creek Middle School David Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roane State CC Steve Lay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christiana Middle School David Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren County HS Justin Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield HS Jason Maxwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensworth HS Eddie McDonald . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cartersville (GA) HS Mike McLaury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middle Tennessee George Oleksik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Notre Dame HS Brian Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Pittsburgh HS Mark Pickle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia HS Greg Raffo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christiana Middle School Craig Reavis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siegel HS Shane Shoemake . . . . . . . . . Liberty Middle School Bill Triplett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pope County HS Barry Vetter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smyrna HS Travis Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee University

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Peterson Versus All Opponents Alabama 6-16 Alabama State 1-0 Arkansas-Little Rock 21-5 Arkansas State 21-7 Auburn 1-11 Austin Peay 45-19 Ball State 1-1 Belmont 18-4 Berry College 1-0 Birmingham Southern 0-5 Bowling Green 1-2 Butler 1-1 Centenary 0-1 The Citadel 1-2 Clemson 0-2 Columbus College 2-0 Cumberland 14-9 Dayton 3-1 East Tennessee 3-1 Eastern Illinois 12-8 Eastern Kentucky 32-16 Eastern Michigan 3-0 Evansville 5-4 Florida Atlantic 8-6 Florida International 15-12 Georgia 0-1 Georgia State 4-1 Georgia Tech 1-2 Hawaii 0-1 Illinois 1-3 Illinois State 5-4 Indiana 1-1 IP-Fort Wayne 3-0 Indiana State 2-8-1 Iowa 1-0 Jackson State 2-0 Jacksonville State 19-11 Kansas 1-0 Kent State 1-0 Kentucky 7-6 Lipscomb 14-6 Louisiana-Lafayette 18-20 Louisiana-Monroe 6-5 Louisiana Tech 2-1 Louisville 4-4 Memphis 36-31 Mississippi State 2-4

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Mississippi Valley State 3-0 Missouri 0-2 Missouri State 4-5 Morehead State 24-10 Murray State 31-13 New Mexico State 9-7 New Orleans 14-17 Nicholls State 3-2 North Alabama 4-3-1 Northeastern Illinois 4-0 Northwestern State 0-1 Ohio State 0-1 Old Dominion 1-0 Ole Miss 6-4 Pepperdine 0-1 Purdue 1-2 Rutgers 1-0 Samford 7-4 San Diego State 0-1 South Alabama 13-26 Southeast Missouri 21-13 SE Louisiana 7-6 Southern Cal 0-2 Southern Illinois 6-6 Southern Miss 6-9 SW Missouri State 5-18 Stanford 0-1 Tennessee 8-22 Tennessee State 19-0 Tennessee Tech 37-20-1 Texas A&M 1-0 Toledo 2-1 Trevecca 6-0 Troy 13-18 UAB 24-28 UNC-Asheville 3-0 UT-Martin 20-6 UW-Milwaukee 8-1 Vanderbilt 16-29 Wake Forest 0-1 Western Carolina 2-1 Western Kentucky 32-22 Wright State 0-3 Yale 1-1 Total 707-549-3


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Tournament, seven league championships, and five conference tournament titles. McGuire has helped mold 46 players who Jim McGuire have been drafted by the pros and 36 first-team all-conference performers. The Blue Raiders are 548-442 during his tenure, a .553 winning percentage. Associate Head Coach Before joining the Blue Raider staff in the summer of 1992, 18th Season McGuire was head coach at Rend Lake (Ill.) Junior College from 1989 to 1992. During his stint there, he compiled a record of One of the most respected and knowledgeable coaches in 220-116, a winning percentage of .655. During his four-year the collegiate ranks, Jim McGuire begins his 18th season with tenure, McGuire’s teams turned in four second-place finishes the Blue Raider baseball program. in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference. His 1992 squad was After eight years as an assistant under Steve Peterson, Mc- Section III champion and Region 24 runner-up. Guire was elevated following the 2000 season to associate head McGuire served as assistant coach at Rend Lake from 1987 coach. to 1988 and began his coaching career McGuire serves as recruiting coordinator for at Missouri-St. Louis in 1986. the program and works with the infielders and McGuire’s playing career began at hitters. He also takes an active role in coordinatIllinois State before he transferred to ing evaluation visits with professional scouts as Rend Lake CC. The final two years of his well as organizing baseball camps and the ancollegiate career were spent under the nual ’Boro Bash summer tournament. He helps legendary Woody Hunt at Cumberland head coach Steve Peterson with all three of the University in Lebanon, Tenn. Blue Raiders major fundraisers — the Grand The Belleville, Ill., native played baseSlam Fish Fry, the Groundhog Day Luncheon, ball and basketball at Freeburg High and the Chuck Taylor Golf Tournament — and School. serves as liaison for placing players on summer McGuire is married to the former teams across the country. Lynn Christophe from Belleville, Ill. The After the Blue Raiders’ historical season in couple has two daughters, 15-year-old 2009 SEBaseball.com named McGuire the Sun Kristen and 13-year-old Katie, and the Belt Assistant Coach of the Year for his work with family resides in Murfreesboro. the record breaking offense. During his 17 years in Murfreesboro, McGuire has been a key ingredient in making Blue Raider Personal baseball known throughout the country. He Birthdate: March 16, 1963 has been a part of 13 winning seasons, six trips to the NCAA Hometown: Belleville, Ill.

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Family: Wife, Lynn; Daughters, Kristen, Katie

Education High School: Freeburg HS College: Cumberland University (1985) Playing Experience 1982 Illinois State University 1983 Rend Lake CC 1984-85 Cumberland University Coaching Experience 2000- Associate HC - Middle Tennessee 1993-00 Asst. Coach - Middle Tennessee 1989-92 Head Coach - Rend Lake CC 1987-88 Asst. Coach - Rend Lake CC 1986 Asst. Coach - Missouri-St. Louis

The McGuire family (L to R): Katie, Lynn, Jim and Kristen

2009 Sun Belt Champions

Postseason Experience 2009 NCAA Louisville Regional 2004 NCAA Athens Regional 2003 NCAA Starkville Regional 2001 NCAA Knoxville Regional 2000 NCAA Clemson Regional 1995 NCAA West Regional

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Before taking the position at Western Kentucky, McLaury was head coach and sports center manager at Lincoln Trail ComMike McLaury munity College in Robinson, Ill. McLaury guided Lincoln Trail to a regular-season championship for the first time in school history, earning Great Rivers Pitching Coach Fifth Season Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in the process. In 2000, McLaury worked as pitching coach at Middle Ten nessee, where he was assistant recruiting coordinator, assistant A familiar face returned to the Middle Tennessee program in camp director, and field maintenance coordinator. The Blue 2006 to assume the responsibilities of pitching coach: former Raiders won the OVC Tournament title in 2000, advancing to conference pitcher of the year and one-time assistant coach the finals of the NCAA Regional at Clemson, S.C., where they Mike McLaury. eliminated Old Dominion and Illinois before falling to host McLaury is in his second stint at his alma mater after serving Clemson in the Regional final. as Middle Tennessee’s pitching coach in 2000. He also was a Before returning to Middle Tennessee, McLaury was pitching standout pitcher for the Blue Raiders coach at Columbia State Community Colduring the 1992-93 seasons and became lege from 1997 to 1999. Columbia State finthe first player in program history to ished fifth in the NJCAA Division I World Seearn Pitcher of the Year when he was so ries in 1997. The highly successful McLaury honored by the OVC in 1993. also was head baseball coach at Community To date, McLaury and former Blue High School in Unionville, Tenn., in 1996 and Raider Dewon Brazelton are the only served as assistant baseball coach at Motlow pitchers in Middle Tennessee history State Community College in 1995. to earn their league’s Pitcher of the Year During his playing career at Middle Tenhonor. nessee, McLaury was named OVC Pitcher of McLaury spent the previous four the Year in 1993 and was First-Team All-OVC. seasons at Western Kentucky, where he He compiled a 13-11 record with a 2.94 ERA was pitching coach, assistant recruitand 153 strikeouts in 211.0 innings of work ing coordinator, field maintenance coduring his Blue Raider career. ordinator, assistant camp coordinator McLaury is married to the former Ashlie and tournament director. During his Jones. The couple has one child, five-year-old four years in Bowling Green, McLaury Jack. developed two Sun Belt Conference Pitchers of the Year (2002, 2003). Personal His pitching staff paved the way for Birthdate: November 21, 1970 Hometown: Oelwein, Iowa Western Kentucky to win the 2004 Family - Wife, Ashlie; son, Jack Sun Belt Tournament championship and earn a berth in the NCAA Regional in Oxford, Miss. Once there, the fourth-seeded Education Hilltoppers shocked host Ole Miss, 1-0, in their first game. WKU High School: Oelwein HS also reached the finals of the 2003 Sun Belt Championships.

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College: B.S. Middle Tennessee (1994) M.S. Middle Tennessee (1998) Playing Experience 1990-91 Muscatine CC 1992-93 Middle Tennessee

Coaching Experience 2006- Pitching Coach - Middle Tennessee 2002-05 Pitching Coach - Western Kentucky 2001 Head Coach - Lincoln Trail CC 2000 Pitching Coach - Middle Tennessee 1997-99 Pitching Coach - Columbia St. CC 1996 Head Coach - Unionville HS 1995 Assistant Coach - Motlow State CC

The McLaury family (L to R): Ashlie, Mike and Jack.

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Postseason Experience 2004 NCAA Louisville Regional 2004 NCAA Oxford Regional 2000 NCAA Clemson Regional 1997 NJCAA World Series

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ing coach assisting the pitching staff, implemented defensive drills with small groups and assisted with on-campus recruitJohn Peterson ing. Peterson played at Memphis as a catcher and first baseman for two years. Before playing at Memphis, he began his career at Volunteer Assistant Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn., where Third Season he was a two-year letterwinner as a catcher. Peterson married the former Myranda Howland in the summer John Peterson enters his third season as a member of the Blue of 2008. Raider staff, serving as a volunteer assistant. His duties at Middle Tennessee include working with catchers, hitting instruction, and on-campus Personal Birthdate: August 22, 1983 recruiting. Peterson comes to Middle Tennessee Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn. after serving as the hitting and catching Family: Wife, Myranda coach at Jefferson State Community Education College in Birmingham, Ala. His duties High School: Oakland HS at Jefferson State included assisting in College: Memphis (2006) recruiting, organization of practice and instructing players in hitting mechan- Playing Experience ics. While at Jefferson State, Peterson 2004-05 Memphis worked with a 3rd team NJCAA DI All- 2002-03 Cleveland State CC America catcher. Prior to his stint at Jefferson State, Pe- Coaching Experience 2008- Vol. Asst. Coach - Middle Tennessee terson served as a student coach at the 2007 Asst. Coach - Jefferson State CC University of Memphis at the conclusion of his playing career. As a student coach Postseason Experience at Memphis, he worked with the pitch- 2009 NCAA Louisville Regional

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The Peterson family (L to R): Myranda and John

Support Staff Connor Cutcliffe

Will Lairamore

Manager

Manager

Connor Cutcliffe is in his first season as a manager for the Blue Raiders. A native of Old Hickory, Tenn., Cutcliffe is majoring in excercise science.

Will Lairamore is in his first season as a manager for the Blue Raiders. Lairamore is a native of Maryville, Tenn., and is undecided on a major.

John Harris

John Ursone

Manager

Athletic Trainer

John Harris is in his second season as a manager for the Blue Raiders. The Clarksville, Tenn., native is currently pursuing his master’s in health, physical education and recreation with a concentration in sport management.

John Ursone begins his first season as

Adam Lairamore

Pat Fones

Manager

Adam Lairamore is in his fourth season as a manager for the Blue Raiders. Lairamore is a native of Maryville, Tenn., and is majoring in excercise science.

2009 Sun Belt Champions

an athletic trainer for the Blue Raiders. A native of South Windsor, Conn., Ursone is currently pursuing his master’s in excercise science.

Secretary

Pat Fones begins her eighth season

as the secretary for the Blue Raiders. A native of Milton, Fla., she is married to Clyde Fones. Fones has two sons, Casey and Carey, and a daughter, Kellie.

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Returners Ben Darlington

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INF • 6-0 • 198 R/R • r-SR • 3L Tullahoma, Tenn. (Tullahoma HS) 2009 (Junior): Played in 41 games after seeing limited action as a sophomore … Posted a batting average of .325 with 38 hits, 11 doubles, one triple and seven home runs …Had a slugging percentage of .615 … Drove in 28 runs and scored 31 more … Defensively, had no errors with 194 putouts and 15 assists … Helped turn 22 double plays … In first start against New Orleans went 2 for 4 with two home runs, and six RBI and scored three runs … Against Arkansas State was 3 for 5 with a double and scored two runs … Went 2 for 4 with two doubles, two RBI and scored two runs against UALR ... Against Mississippi Valley State went 3 for 5 with two doubles, and three RBI and scored a run ... Had nine games with two or more hits. 2008 (Sophomore): Batted .200 in 10 games … Had one home run, one double, and seven RBI and scored four runs … Hit a pinchhit three-run home run against Memphis … Against Missouri State hit a three-run double and scored a run … Singled in first game of the season against Jacksonville State. 2007 (Freshman): Reserve infielder who played in 13 contests with two starts, both at third base … Batted .235 with two hits and one stolen base in 17 at-bats … Collected first career hit with a pinch-hit single on Saturday versus Bowling Green … Went 2 for 5 in Sunday start against BGSU … Started first game of Sunday doubleheader at Missouri State, walking once and stealing a base … Had pinch-hit single at Belmont … Walked in pinch-hitting role at Memphis. 2006: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Scott Hargrove at Tullahoma HS … Earned All-District honors as junior and senior and named District 8-AAA Offensive Player of the Year as senior … Batted .358 with three home runs and 33 RBI as junior … Broke school record with .497 average as senior, adding 15 doubles, two home runs, 34 RBI, 20 walks and six stolen bases … Participated in TBCA Showcase before senior year … Member of National Honor Society and VICA club. PERSONAL: Benjamin Scott Darlington … Son of Scott and Diane Darlington … Born March 6, 1987 … Sister, Whitney, played softball at Middle Tennessee … Majoring in agribusiness.

Darlington – Career Statistics

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

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Avg .235 .200 .325 .302

GP-GS 13-2 10-0 41-32 64-34

AB R 17 0 15 4 117 31 149 35

H 2B 4 0 3 1 38 11 45 12

3B 0 0 1 1

HR 0 1 7 8

RBI 0 7 28 35

TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP 4 .235 2 1 8 0 7 .467 0 0 4 1 72 .615 19 4 27 4 83 .557 21 5 39 5

OB% SF .350 0 .200 0 .427 3 .399 3

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SH SB-ATT PO 0 1-1 1 0 0-0 14 0 0-1 194 0 1-2 209

A 6 3 15 24

E 2 2 0 4

FLD% .778 .895 1.000 .983


Returners Chad Edwards

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P • 6-0 • 168 R/R • r-SR • 3L Paducah, Ky. (Reidland HS) 2009 (Junior): Notched a record of 8-2 with a 5.77 ERA … Struck out 42 batters in 73.1 innings of work … Had a complete game shutout against Vanderbilt (4/7) … Named Sun Belt Picher of the Week … Caught seven of eight runners attempting to steal … Against Southern Illinois struck out five in seven innings of work, picking up the win … Went 5-0 before recording a loss … Picked up sixth win after allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts at Mississippi State ... Had six strikeouts in six innings of work to pick up a win over Florida Atlantic in the SBC Tournament ... In final game of season against Vanderbilt allowed two runs on three hits in 5.2 innings. 2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in 19 games, starting 11 after earning a starting role midway through the season … Compiled a 4-3 record with one save in 64.1 innings of work … Struck out 29 while posting an ERA of 5.60 … Notched first win of the season against Belmont after allowing one run on eight hits in five innings of work … Pitched 6.0 innings against Memphis, allowing three runs on seven hits … In league action, appeared in 10 games starting four with a 2-2 record in 29 innings … Posted an ERA of 4.66 while striking out 12 … Took the win over South Alabama after pitching a complete 7.0 innings against the Jaguars … Allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts in the inning … Against Florida Atlantic allowed two runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings of work … Took the win over Troy after allowing three runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Gave up five runs, three earned, on seven hits in four-plus innings in a start at Austin Peay, taking his second defeat … Tossed a scoreless inning and struck out one against both Samford and at Lipscomb … Worked 1.2 scoreless innings at New Orleans, striking out one … Tossed 6.0 innings in Sunday start versus Western Kentucky, picking up first career win, allowing three earned runs and striking out four … Roughed up in start at South Alabama, giving up six runs in 1.1 innings. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in baseball, basketball and golf at Reidland HS … Earned All-District and All-Region honors as junior and senior for coach Brian Bowland … Posted 1.87 ERA in 64 innings of work with 93 strikeouts as senior while batting .488 with 15 doubles and 35 RBI … Posted team’s highest batting average as junior and senior and voted team MVP and Best Pitcher as senior … Participated in Kentucky East-West All-Star Game in 2004 … Member of Junior Rotarian … Recognized in Who’s Who among American High School Students. PERSONAL: Chad Austin Edwards … Son of Gene and Judy Edwards … Born January 13, 1987 … Majoring in agribusiness.

2007: Underwent season-ending surgery in January and redshirted. 2006 (FRESHMAN): Righthander who suffered through ups and downs during the season, tossing 25.2 innings with a 1-2 record and one save … Walked 11 and struck out 17, starting five contests … Worked four innings at Belmont in first career appearance, a start, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and getting no decision … Roughed up at Memphis, giving up eight runs on six hits in 1.2 innings in a start, taking the loss … Tossed two innings of relief at Southern Illinois, allowing a run …

Edwards – Career Statistics

Year ERA 2006 9.47 2008 5.12 2009 5.77 TOTAL 6.13

W-L 1-2 4-2 8-2 13-6

App 11 18 14 43

GS 5 10 13 28

CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER 0 0 0 1 25.2 37 32 27 1 0 0 1 58.0 72 36 33 1 1 0 0 73.1 96 48 47 2 1 0 2 157.0 205 116 107

BB 11 24 16 51

SO 17 27 42 86

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2B 12 16 15 43

3B HR 0 1 0 6 1 11 1 18

BF 127 275 326 728

B/Avg .349 .304 .323 .320

WP HBP SFA 1 5 2 6 10 2 4 8 2 11 23 6

SHA 3 1 2 6

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Zach Hudson OF • 6-2 • 191 R/R • SR • 3L Nashville, Tenn. (Overton HS)

2009 (Junior): Played in 35 games, batting .205 … Had nine hits with one triple, one home run and nine RBI … Scored 13 runs … Had two assists in the outfield with 19 putouts … In the season opener against Missouri State, went 2 for 4 with a triple, and an RBI and scored three runs … Hit a grand slam against Florida International.

High School: Football and baseball letterwinner for coach Mike Morrison at Overton HS … All-District, All-Region, First Team All-Midstate and Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State as senior … Batted .458 with 39 runs scored, 35 RBI, 19 doubles, four home runs and 10 stolen bases as senior … Also posted 5-0 mark with 2.33 ERA on the mound … Played in 44 games as junior on state championship team, batting .354 with 41 runs scored, 45 hits, 38 RBI, 13 doubles, 22 walks and 11 stolen bases … Voted All-Region in football as junior. Personal: Zachary Lynn Hudson … Son of Terry and Dawn Hudson … Born October 31, 1987 … Majoring in special education.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in 39 games, starting 23 … Batted .366 with seven doubles, three home runs, and 20 RBI and scored 30 runs … Proved he had a strong arm by throwing out five runners from the outfield … In league action, played in 18 games, starting nine … Batted .349 with four doubles, and nine RBI and scored 13 runs … Had first multiple-hit game of the season against Arkansas-Little Rock … Went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run, and two RBI and scored two runs … Against UL-Lafayette was 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI … Had a career day against Belmont going 4 for 5 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and scored two runs … Went 4 for 4 with two RBI and scored two runs against Austin Peay … Performed well against Mississippi State, going 3 for 5 with two home runs, and five RBI and scored four runs … Had a perfect day against Western Kentucky going 3 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run scored. 2007 (Freshman): Reserve outfielder who played in 33 games with seven starts, batting .167 with one double, one home run, 10 runs scored and six RBI … Started both games at Samford in first career action, collecting one hit and scoring once … Singled off the bench on Sunday versus Bowling Green … Singled and drove in a run off the bench in first game of Sunday doubleheader at Missouri State … Singled as pinch hitter against New Orleans at Sun Belt Championships.

Hudson – Career Statistics

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

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Avg GP-GS .167 33-7 .385 37-21 .205 34-10 .291 104-38

AB R 42 10 96 30 44 13 182 53

H 2B 7 1 37 7 9 0 53 8

3B 0 1 1 2

HR 1 3 1 5

RBI 6 20 9 35

TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP 11 .262 3 1 13 1 55 .573 13 4 25 0 14 .318 4 2 16 1 80 .440 20 7 54 2

OB% SF .239 0 .470 2 .300 0 .379 2

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SH SB-ATT PO A 1 0-2 25 3 0 3-7 50 5 0 3-4 19 2 1 6-13 94 10

E 0 1 0 1

FLD% 1.000 .982 1.000 .990


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Tyler Hyde

P • 6-4 • 192 R/R • SR • 2L St. Louis, Mo. (Chaminade College Prep) 2009 (Junior): Appeared in 13 games recording a 7.36 ERA … Struck out 11 batters in 14.2 innings of work …Struck out three in 1.2 innings of work against Lipscomb … Allowed no runs or hits while striking out two in two innings of work vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in the conference tournament.

innings with 2.93 ERA and 33 strikeouts as junior … Posted 3.00 ERA in 20 innings of work as senior … Also lettered two years in football. Personal: Tyler Joseph Hyde … Son of Michael and Diane Hyde … Born July 16, 1987 … Majoring in agribusiness … Father played quarterback at Missouri (1979-82) and still holds two passing records … Brother, Ryan, played college soccer at Columbia College … Grandfather played tackle at Missouri and was a Golden Gloves boxer.

2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in 15 games, compiling a 1-1 record with an 8.02 ERA in 33.2 innings of work … Struck out 15 batters … In league action, appeared in seven games, working 16.2 innings … In his first collegiate at-bat struck out against Florida International … Longest outing of the season was against Missouri State … Allowed no runs or hits in 5.0 innings of work … Pitched 3.1 innings against Western Kentucky, allowing one run on three hits … Against Mississippi State allowed two runs on four hits in 4.0 innings of work. 2007 (Freshman): Posted an 0-1 record with one save in 11 appearances with two starts, working 17.1 innings … Suffered loss in first game of Sunday doubleheader versus Jacksonville State, allowing an unearned run … Tossed 2.2 innings in first game of Sunday twinbill at Missouri State, giving up one unearned run … Worked a scoreless inning at Troy … Drew first start versus Southern Illinois, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing five runs on nine hits … Struck out one in a scoreless inning at Austin Peay, picking up a save … Entered the APSU game with two on and no one out in a one-run game before getting a strikeout and a double play to end the contest … Allowed two runs in an inning of work versus New Orleans and two earned runs in two-thirds of an inning at South Alabama. High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Massa at Chaminade College Preparatory School … Voted All-Conference as sophomore and junior, leading teams in innings pitched and ERA … Worked 18 innings with 4.28 ERA and 10 strikeouts as freshman, 34.2 innings with 3.03 ERA and 15 strikeouts as sophomore, and 43

Hyde – Career Statistics

Year ERA 2007 8.31 2008 7.49 2009 7.36 TOTAL 7.68

W-L App GS 0-1 11 2 1-1 14 0 0-1 13 0 1-3 38 2

CG SHO CBO SV 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

IP 17.1 33.2 14.2 65.2

H 25 40 22 87

R 21 30 16 67

ER 16 28 12 56

BB 11 13 14 38

SO 2B 3B HR 9 6 0 3 15 9 0 8 11 3 0 3 35 18 0 14

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BF 87 160 82 329

B/Avg .333 .296 .333 .315

WP HBP SFA 3 1 0 2 9 3 5 0 1 10 10 4

SHA 0 0 0 0

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Justin Jones

OF • 6-0 • 207 R/R • r-SR • 2L Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS) 2009 (Junior): Played in 15 games, starting seven … Batted .134 with four hits, a triple and a home run … Had five RBI and scored nine runs … Defensively, had 10 putouts with no fielding errors … Opened season by going 1 for 3 with a home run and scored two runs against Missouri State … Went 1 for 3 against Tennessee Tech with two RBI … Received two base on balls against Jacksonville State in his only at bats and scored two runs … Against Memphis went 1 for 1 with a triple and two RBI.

High School: Three-year starter for coach Buddy Powers at Riverdale HS … Earned All-Area honors as junior and senior … Named Daily News Journal Player of the Year as junior and voted to USA Classic All-Tournament team … Batted .415 with 45 RBIs and six home runs as senior … Also two-year letterwinner in football, earning All-Area, All-Region, All-Midstate and All-State honors as well as Daily News Journal Athlete of the Year as senior … Graduated as class valedictorian. PERSONAL: Justin Grant Becton Jones … Son of Wendell and Karen Jones … Born December 30, 1985 … Majoring in agribusiness.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, starting three … Batted .316 with two home runs, seven RBI and scored three runs … Hit a pinch-hit three-run home run against Memphis to tie the game in the ninth and force extra innings … Went 1 for 3 in first start of season against Toledo … Against Belmont went 1 for 1 … Had a pinch-hit three-run long ball against Mississippi State. 2007 (Freshman): Played in 12 games with seven starts, all in the first month of the season … Batted .259 with three doubles, a home run, five runs scored and eight RBIs in just 27 at-bats … Drew first career start on Saturday versus Bowling Green, singling, scoring once and driving in two runs … Doubled and drove in a run in first game of Sunday doubleheader at Missouri State … Had a two-run, pinch-hit home run at Belmont, his first career round-tripper … Went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI in opener at Troy … Singled home a run as pinch hitter versus Lipscomb. 2006: Redshirted.

Jones – Career Statistics

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

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Avg .259 .316 .143 .230

GP-GS 12-7 9-3 15-7 36-17

AB 27 19 28 74

R 5 3 9 17

H 2B 7 3 6 0 4 0 17 3

3B 0 0 1 1

HR 1 2 1 4

RBI 8 7 5 20

TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP 13 .481 3 0 11 0 12 .632 0 0 6 0 9 .321 6 1 12 1 34 .459 9 1 29 1

OB% SF .323 1 .316 0 .314 0 .318 1

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SH SB-ATT PO 0 0-0 10 0 0-0 6 0 0-0 10 0 0-0 26

A E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FLD% 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000


Returners Blake McDade

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OF • 6-1 • 198 R/R • SR • 2L Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) 2009 (Junior): Moved to first base after playing most of his career in the outfield … Posted a batting average of .340 … Notched 72 hits with 19 doubles and six home runs … Had 51 RBI and scored 39 runs … Involved in the turning of 38 double plays … In season opener against Missouri State, went 3 for 5 with four RBI and three runs scored … Ended series 7 for 13 with a double, home run, eight RBI and seven runs scored … Opened the season with an eight game hitting streak, recording multiple hits in all but one game … Against Mississippi State, went 4 for 5 with a double, two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored … Went 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBI against Western Kentucky … In the Sun Belt Tournament against Florida Atlantic, went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI … In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, went 3 for 4 against Vanderbilt scoring one run. 2008 (Sophomore): Played in 54 games, starting 52 … Batted .354 with six home runs, 16 doubles and three triples … Drove in 51 runs and scored 53 … In Sun Belt action, played and started 27 games … Batted .329 with nine doubles, two triples and one home run … Recorded 19 RBI and scored 29 runs … Started the season with a seven-game hit streak … During the streak had two doubles, one home run, 11 RBI and scored five runs … Had a perfect day against New Orleans, going 4 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored … Against Arkansas-Little Rock went 3 for 4 with two doubles, three RBI and scored three runs … Was 3 for 4 against UL-Lafayette with a home run and two runs scored … Went 3 for 5 with a triple, two RBI and three runs scored against Troy … Against Austin Peay, went 4 for 6 with a home run, five RBI and two runs scored… Beginning with game two against UL-Lafayette had a 13-game hit streak which included four straight three-hit games … In the series with ULM had three hits in each game, going 9 for 16 with two doubles, three RBI and five runs scored.

McDade – Career Statistics

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP-GS .293 51-41 .354 54-52 .340 58-51 .333 163-144

AB R 150 17 206 53 212 39 568 109

H 2B 3B 44 8 1 73 16 3 72 19 1 189 43 5

HR 6 6 6 18

RBI 40 51 51 142

2007 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact at the plate as one of the few left-handed hitters in the lineup … Batted .293 in 51 games with 41 starts with eight doubles, six home runs, 40 RBI and 17 runs scored … All 41 starts came in right field … Hit .323 with runners in scoring position and collected 13 two-out RBIs … Batted .284 with 24 RBI and four stolen bases versus Sun Belt opponents … Picked up first career hit with single in second game of Sunday doubleheader versus Jacksonville State … Collected six hits, four for extra bases, in series against Bowling Green, including 3-for-5 effort with a double and home run as well as four RBI on Friday … Collected six hits at Sun Belt Championships, including two in second victory over Florida Atlantic and two more in win against New Orleans. High School: Baseball and football letterwinner at Ooltewah HS … All-District and All-Region selection last three years … Batted .390 with six home runs and 35 RBI as sophomore; .400 with three home runs, 42 RBI and 15 doubles as junior; and .340 with three homers, 41 RBIs and 17 doubles as senior … Two-time All-Region selection in football and All-State as senior … Member of Beta Club and National Honor Society. Personal: Timothy Blake McDade … Son of Tim and Tammy McDade … Born July 1, 1987 … Majoring in concrete industry management.

TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP 72 .480 16 4 21 0 113 .549 44 1 39 1 111 .524 19 3 36 5 296 .521 79 8 96 6

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OB% .376 .463 .397 .417

SF 0 4 3 7

SH SB-ATT PO A E 1 5-6 69 2 3 0 2-3 93 3 2 2 4-6 415 29 5 3 11-15 577 34 10

FLD% .959 .980 .989 .984

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Returners Kenneth Roberts

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P • 6-1 • 170 L/L • SR • 2L Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel HS) 2009 (Junior): Second Team ABCA All-America, First Team ABCA South Central Region, All-Ping! … Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week twice, First Team All-SBC, Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player … Led the starting rotation with a 3.04 ERA with an 11-1 record in 16 appearances … Had two complete games with 62 strikeouts … Batters hit .225 against … Struck out season-high seven batters against New Orleans in 6.2 innings of work … Pitched a complete game two-hitter against Troy (5/2) … Allowed one run with five strikeouts in eight innings of work against Western Kentucky … In the Sun Belt Tournament Championship game, picked up the win on short rest after allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts in six innings of work … Picked up 11th win of the season after allowing three runs on four hits in seven innings of work against Vanderbilt at the NCAA Tournament.

2007 (Freshman): Lefthander who worked in seven games, tossing 7.1 innings with no wins or losses … Allowed one run in an inning at Belmont ��� Gave up a run in each of two outings in series against Louisiana-Lafayette … Worked a scoreless inning at Tennessee Tech … Allowed two earned runs in one inning versus Florida Atlantic and one run at Sun Belt Championships against New Orleans. High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Craig Reavis at Siegel HS … Three-time All-District selection and Daily News Journal Team MVP Pitcher Award honoree … Compiled 5-3 mark with 2.87 ERA, 81 strikeouts and just 20 walks ... batted .360 as senior … Member of Beta Club. Personal: Kenneth Elwin Roberts Jr. … Son of Ken and Janet Roberts … Born March 9, 1988 … Majoring in science (pre-physical therapy).

2008 (Sophomore): After a solid summer and fall earned a starting role to begin the season … Appeared and started 14 games, compiling a 5-5 record with a 4.56 ERA … Struck out 43 in 75 innings of work … In conference action, started 10 games, going 4-4 with a 5.66 ERA … Struck out 30 in 49.1 innings of work … Longest outing of the season was against Missouri State and the final game of the season against ULM … Against the Bears, allowed two runs on three hits … Allowed two runs on four hits in 7.1 innings of work against the Warhawks … Pitched 7.0 innings against Arkansas State, taking the win after allowing one run on six hits … In the season opener, allowed no runs on three hits with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work … Struck out six against Toledo while allowing five runs on five hits in 5.0 innings … Worked 5.0 innings against Arkansas-Little Rock, allowing three runs on four hits … Against UL-Lafayette, pitched 5.0 innings, allowing no runs on four hits … Allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings against Florida International … Worked 5.0 innings against Western Kentucky, allowing two runs on five hits.

Roberts – Career Statistics

Year ERA W-L 2007 12.27 0-0 2008 4.56 5-5 2009 3.04 11-1 TOTAL 4.02 16-6

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App 7 14 16 37

GS 0 14 16 30

CG SHO CBO 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1

SV IP H R 0 7.1 18 14 0 75.0 76 50 0 103.2 87 45 0 186.0 181 109

ER 10 38 35 83

BB SO 3 3 30 43 28 62 61 108

2B 3 12 13 28

3B 1 2 0 3

HR 0 10 14 24

BF 44 330 432 806

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide

B/Avg .462 .263 .225 .254

WP HBP SFA 2 2 0 9 4 1 1 9 1 12 15 2

SHA 0 6 8 14


Returners Drew Robertson

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C • 6-3 • 165 R/R • SR • 2L Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) 2009 (Junior): Played in all but four games … Batted .312 with 69 hits, 24 doubles and three home runs … Caught shutout against Vanderbilt by Chad Edwards … Scored 42 runs and had 36 RBI … Threw out 15 runners attempting to steal a base … Also caught complete game one-hitter by Kenneth Roberts against Troy … Went 4 for 4 against Memphis with four RBI and scored two runs … Against Arkansas State, went 4 for 5 with a double and scored two runs … Went 4 for 5 with a double, home run, four RBI and scored two runs scored against Florida International … Defensively, had 10 putouts in the Sun Belt Championship game … In the NCAA Tournament, recorded seven putouts against Louisville … Had 10 or more putouts in six games.

High School: Four-year starter for coach Lee Vaughn at Ravenwood HS … Voted All-District as junior and senior and All-Midstate as senior … Named to District All-Tournament team as senior … Also lettered two years in football and three years in basketball … Named All-District and All-Tournament in basketball as junior … Member of Honor Roll. Personal: William Andrew Robertson … Son of Lori and Jeff Sulcer and David Robertson … Born December 22, 1987 … Majoring in health and human performance.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in 38 games, starting 26 all as a catcher … Batted .175 with four RBI and scored 10 runs … In Sun Belt conference action, played in 21 games starting 15 … Batted .186 with two RBI and scored two runs … Scored three runs against Jacksonville State after being hit by two pitches and stealing a base … Against Florida Atlantic, went 1 for 2, scoring one run … Went 1 for 3 against South Alabama scoring one run. 2007 (Freshman): Though not expected to do so stepped in behind the plate and did a terrific job of handling the pitching staff … Also pitched in offensively, collecting eight doubles and 28 runs scored … Played in 56 games with 53 starts, batting .230 overall with 11 RBI and a single-season record 16 sacrifice bunts … Also threw out 40 percent of potential base stealers … Collected first collegiate hit at Samford, driving in a run … Doubled, walked and scored on Friday versus Bowling Green … Singled and drove in two runs at Belmont … Doubled twice, scored two runs and had two RBI on Friday at Troy … Went 2 for 4 with a run against Southern Illinois … Collected two hits and scored once on Friday at Arkansas State … Recorded four hits in series at Arkansas-Little Rock, including going 2 for 5 with two runs scored on Sunday … Started a string of three straight two-hit contests, including pair of singles at Austin Peay and two doubles in opener against New Orleans … Recorded four hits, including a double, and scored four times in series at Florida International … Doubled in finale against Western Kentucky.

Robertson – Career Statistics

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP-GS .230 56-53 .175 38-26 .312 58-57 .259 152-136

AB R H 174 28 40 80 10 14 221 42 69 475 80 123

2B 8 0 24 32

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 3 3

RBI 11 4 36 51

TB 48 14 102 164

SLG% .276 .175 .462 .345

BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 8 2 39 7 .270 1 16 2-3 302 44 8 .977 3 4 21 3 .241 0 5 2-2 144 16 2 .988 20 7 42 5 .384 2 3 2-6 346 53 12 .971 31 13 102 15 .320 3 24 6-11 792 113 22 .976

2009 Sun Belt Champions

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Returners Kevin Whittaker

46

P • 6-3 • 190 R/R • r-SR • 1L Cottonwood, Tenn. (Volunteer State CC) 2009: Redshirted. 2008 (Junior): Appeared in 12 games, starting two, compiling a 1-3 record … Posted an 11.90 ERA in 19.2 innings of work with 13 strikeouts … Longest outing was against Vanderbilt … Allowed six runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work … In first appearance against Jacksonville State, allowed four runs on five hits in 3.2 innings of work … Pitched 2.1 innings, allowing no runs on one hit in 2.1 innings of work … Worked 2.0 innings against Jacksonville State, allowing one hit … Against Southern Illinois, allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning of work. Prior to Middle Tennessee: Whittaker ended his sophomore season 3-5 with a 4.09 ERA in 13 starts for Vol State ... Tossed six complete games and ended the season with 78 strikeouts ... Opponents batted just .265 against ... Ranked fifth in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association in ERA and sixth in strikeouts ... Was a Third Team All-Conference selection as a freshman at Vol State ... Was a First Team All-Conference pick as a sophomore. High School: Named All-Tournament as a junior and All-District as a senior at White House. Personal: Kevin Austin Whittaker … Son of Jimmy and Sally Whittaker … Born February 9, 1987 … Majoring in concrete industry management.

Whittaker – Career Statistics

Year 2008

38

ERA W-L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR 11.90 1-3 12 2 0 0 0 0 19.2 39 31 26 10 13 7 0 5

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide

BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA 114 .419 2 5 2 4


Returners Stuart Meinhart

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INF • 6-1 • 190 R/R • r-SR • 1L Brentwood, Tenn. (Tennessee Tech) 2009 (Junior): Played a major role in the outfield after redshirting the season before … Hit a grand slam in his first game for the Blue Raiders … Ended the season with a batting average of .324 … Had six home runs, 11 doubles and two triples … Drove in 50 runs and scored 37 more … Stole five bases … Against Memphis, went 3 for 4 with two doubles, and two RBI and scored three runs … Went 2 for 5 with two home runs, three RBI and scored three runs against Southern Illinois … Hit a grand slam against Vanderbilt at the NCAA Regional. 2008: Redshirt Prior to Middle Tennessee: Was named to the All-OVC newcomer team as a freshman in 2006 ... Started 48 games as a sophomore, hitting .292 with 49 hits, eight doubles, three home runs and 25 RBI ... Defensively, had 289 put outs with 28 assists. High School: Named All-District three times and All-Region all four years at Brentwood High School ... Also named All-Midstate as a junior and senior and All-State as a junior ... During his career at Brentwood High School, he set the record for hits, RBI, doubles, runs, and games played ... Also set the single-season record for hits, RBI, doubles and at-bats. Personal: Stuart Miles Meinhart … Son of Mark and Marcia Meinhart … Born December 29, 1986 … Brother, Mark, was a 2004 NAIA All-American at Olivet Nazarene University ... Majoring in marketing.

Meinhart – Career Statistics

Year 2009

Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF .324 48-46 179 37 58 11 2 6 50 91 .508 11 4 41 4 .371 3

2009 Sun Belt Champions

SH SB-ATT PO 1 5-8 89

A 3

E 1

FLD% .989

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Returners Bryce Brentz

49 runs scored … Also 13 for 16 in stolen bases … Tied for fourth on the single-season list in RBI and fifth in home runs … Batted .500 in first collegiate weekend, going 6 for 12 with two doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI and scored two runs … In conference action, appeared in 27 games, starting 25 … Batted .337 with seven home runs, six doubles, two triples, and 30 RBI and scored 20 runs … Went 3 for 4 with a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Belmont … In the series with the Jags, went 7 for 13 with a double, home run, four RBI and five runs scored … On the mound, compiled a 1-0 record with a 2.20 ERA in 28.2 innings of work … Struck out 23 batters as opponents hit .178 … Took first collegiate win on the mound allowing three hits in 6.2 shutout innings of work against UALR … Struck out seven against the Trojans in longest outing of career … Against UL-Lafayette, allowed one run on two hits in six innings of work … Pitched 5.0 innings against Florida Atlantic, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five.

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P/OF • 6-0 • 185 S/R • JR • 2L Knoxville, Tenn. (South Doyle HS) 2009 (Sophomore): Consensus All-America (Louisville Slugger First Team All-America, ABCA First Team, First Team Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA, Baseball America First Team, Rivals.com First Team, First Team All-Ping!, College Baseball Insider) … Made the USA National Team … NCAA statistical leader in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage and total bases … Broke single-season record for batting average (.465), home runs (28), hits (107), runs (79), total bases (214) and slugging percentage (.930) … Named Sun Belt Player of the Year, First Team All-SBC and All-Tournament … Awarded Sun Belt Player of the Week three times … Played in every game either in the outfield or on the mound … Posted ERA of 4.57 with a 5-3 record and 63 strikeouts in 15 appearances … Began season 3-0 on the mound with wins over Missouri State, Florida Atlantic and Arkansas-Little Rock … Worked a complete game against Florida International, striking out seven … Against ULM, had nine strikeouts in eight innings of work … Against Mississippi Valley State, went 4 for 5 with three home runs … Went 4 for 4 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored against Vanderbilt (4/7) … In the conference tournament, went 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and one run (5/23) … In season finale against Western Kentucky, went 6 for 8 with a home run, three doubles, one RBI and six runs scored.

High School: Was a dual position player for coach Robbie Howard at South Doyle High School in Knoxville ... As a senior, garnered All-State and All-District honors...Was named a Preseason All-American in 2007 by Baseball Factory and Team One ... Was voted the Most Outstanding Pitcher at Project Exposure in 2006 ... Was second on the squad in doubles and third in RBI as a junior ... Was a three-year letterwinner for the Cherokees ... For his career, he recorded 11 home runs, 67 RBI and a .417 batting average ... Was drafted in the 30th round by the Cleveland Indians in the 2007 Major League Baseball First Year Amateur Player Draft ... Was also a three-year letterwinner in football and wrestling.

2008 (Freshman): Named Collegiate Baseball’s Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America, American Baseball Coaches Association Third Team All-America and National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association Freshman All-America… Also named Freshman of the Year by the Sun Belt Conference and Second Team All-Conference … Awarded ABCA South Central All-Region and 2008 Ping! All-Freshman First Team … Appeared in 55 games, starting 51, playing the designated hitter position after an injury the last half of the season … Ended the season batting .329 with 14 doubles, 18 home runs, 68 RBI and

Brentz – Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B .329 55-51 210 49 69 14 .465 60-60 230 79 107 19 .400 115-111 440 128 176 33

Brentz – Career Statistics Year ERA 2008 2.20 2009 4.57 TOTAL 3.99

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W-L App GS 1-0 7 5 5-3 15 14 6-3 22 19

3B 2 2 4

HR 18 28 46

RBI TB SLG% 68 141 .671 73 214 .930 141 355 .807

CG SHO CBO SV IP H 0 0 1 1 28.2 18 2 0 0 0 88.2 90 2 0 1 1 117.1 108

Personal: Bryce Everett Brentz … Son of Charlie and Cyndi Brentz … Born December 30, 1988 … Is undecided on a major.

BB 24 31 55

HBP 6 7 13

SO GDP 47 2 32 4 79 6

R 9 48 57

ER 7 45 52

BB 11 31 42

OB% SF .404 5 .535 3 .473 8

SO 2B 3B HR 23 2 0 1 63 15 0 7 86 17 0 8

SH SB-ATT PO A E 0 13-16 35 5 2 0 6-10 65 21 2 0 19-26 100 26 4 BF 121 391 512

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide

B/Avg .178 .265 .245

WP HBP SFA 4 5 3 7 12 3 11 17 6

FLD% .952 .977 .969 SHA 1 5 6


Returners Tyler Acker

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Tyler Burnett

INF • 6-1 • 195 L/R • JR • 2L Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS)

C • 6-1 • 205 R/R • JR • 2L Nashville, Tenn. (Donelson Christian Academy) 2009 (Sophomore): Played in 19 games … Batted .292 with seven hits, one double, one triple … Had four RBI and scored nine runs … Scored a run against Vanderbilt after going 1 for 3 … Hit a double in his only at bat against South Alabama, driving in a run … Scored three runs against Austin Peay, ending the game 1 for 5 with one RBI … Against Mississippi Valley State, went 3 for 5 with one RBI, a triple and two runs scored. 2008 (Freshman): Played in 14 games, starting five all as a catcher … Batted .136 with one home run, three RBI and five runs scored … Played in eight Sun Belt Conference games, starting two … Batted .154 with two RBI and scored two runs … In first collegiate game, went 1 for 2, scoring a run against Florida Atlantic … Went 1 for 2 with a home run, and two RBI and scored a run against Arkansas-Little Rock … Against Vanderbilt, was 1 for 3 with one RBI and two walks.

2009 (Sophomore): Fourth on the team in batting (.344) and hits (76) … Had 12 doubles and seven home runs … Also recorded 37 RBI and scored 45 runs … Stole a team high nine bases … Involved in 30 double plays by the defense … Named to the NCAA Louisville Regional All-Region team after batting .455 with five hits, a stolen base and no errors in the field … Drove in four runs against Memphis after going 2 for 4 with a home run … Against Austin Peay, was 3 for 4 with one RBI and scored three runs … Went 2 for 5 with two doubles, and four RBI and scored a run against ULM … Against Mississippi Valley State, went 3 for 5 with a double, two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. 2008 (Freshman): Played in 48 games, starting 34 … Batted .331 with seven doubles, six home runs, 21 RBI and 28 runs scored … In league action, played in 26 games starting 22 … Batted .371 with four doubles, five home runs, 16 RBI and 19 runs scored … Went 3 for 4 against Arkansas State with one RBI … Against Vanderbilt went 3 for 3 with one double and scored two runs … Recorded a stellar weekend against Florida International, going 6 for 13 with two doubles, two home runs, and eight RBI and scored five runs … Followed by a 3 for 4 day against Tennessee with a double, home run and two runs scored … Against Troy went 2 for 5 with a home run, and two RBI and scored two runs … Went 2 for 4 with a double and run scored against Western Kentucky.

High School: Played for coach John Berti at Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville ... Was an All-District selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Garnered All-Region accolades as a junior and senior ... Was an All-State selection as a senior ... As a junior, batted .468 with three home runs and 29 RBI, setting a school record for hits with 51 ... Was also a threeyear letterwinner in football, earning All-Region Honorable Mention honors in 2005. Personal: Mickey Tyler Acker … Son of Mickey and Richelle Acker … Born September 11, 1988 … Is undecided on a major.

Acker – Career Statistics

Year Avg GP-GS 2008 .136 14-5 2009 .292 19-6 TOTAL .217 33-11

AB 22 24 46

R H 2B 3B 5 3 0 0 9 7 1 1 14 10 1 1

Acker – Career Statistics

Year 2008 2009 Total

SO GDP OB% 10 1 .321 8 0 .433 18 1 .379

SF 0 0 0

HR 1 0 1

RBI 3 4 7

TB SLG% 6 .273 10 .417 16 .348

SH SB-ATT PO A E 0 1-1 38 3 1 0 2-4 49 3 0 0 3-5 87 6 1

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High School: An All-District shortstop for Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, ... A four-year starter for coach Mack Hawks and the Patriots ... Batted .391 as a junior and .452 in the summer of 2006 for the Murfreesboro Patriots ... Was an All-Region and All-District selection as a junior and senior ... Named All-Region MVP and All-District MVP in 2007... As a senior batted .409 with a 9-1 record on the mound ... A multi-sport athlete who served as the quarterback and punter for the football team ... Garnered All-Region honors as a punter in 2005. Personal: Tyler Wade Burnett … Son of Steve Burnett and Audra Hillhouse … Born May 9, 1989 … Majoring in business administration.

Burnett – Career Statistics

BB HBP 3 3 5 1 8 4

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B 2008 .331 48-34 157 28 52 7 0 2009 .344 55-53 221 45 76 12 1 TOTAL .339 103-87 378 73 128 19 1

FLD% .976 1.000 .989

Year 2008 2009 Total

HR 6 7 13

RBI TB SLG% 21 77 .490 37 111 .502 58 188 .497

BB HBP 14 1 25 1 39 2

Burnett – Career Statistics SO GDP OB% 23 1 .387 39 1 .411 62 2 .401

2009 Sun Belt Champions

SF 1 1 2

SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2 1-2 68 120 18 .913 1 9-12 81 144 19 .922 3 10-14 149 264 37 .918

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Returners Hunter Dawson 11

Marshall Mears

INF • 5-8 • 147 R/R • r-JR • 2L Atoka, Tenn. (Munford HS) 2009 (sophomore): Played in 17 games with seven starts … Batted .192 with one double and one home run … Scored six runs and drove in two … Against Memphis, went 3 for 4 with one RBI and scored a run … Drove in a run at New Orleans after going 1 for 2 with a home run … Scored two runs and hit a double against Florida Atlantic, ending the game 1 for 3. 2008 (Freshman): Played in 12 games … Batted .182 with a triple, RBI and six runs scored … Went 1 for 1 with a triple, RBI and a run against Tennessee Tech … Against Missouri State, went 1 for 2, scoring a run. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Four-year letterwinner at Munford HS … District 13AAA Player of the Year and Commercial Appeal All-Metro honoree as senior … Voted All-District as junior and senior … Team played in state semifinals as sophomore … Batted .375 with one home run, 14 RBI, 15 doubles, 31 runs scored and .466 on-base percentage as senior … Member of yearbook staff and National Honor Society.

P • 6-0 • 148 R/R • r-JR • 2L Spanish Fort, Ala. (Bayside Academy) 2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 14 games … Had a 1-1 record with a 7.17 ERA … In 21.1 innings of work, struck out 15 batters … Batters hit .295 against … Struck out three batters in 2.2 innings of work against Belmont … Against Mississippi Valley State, struck out three batters in 2.1 innings of work. 2008 (Freshman): Appeared in three games, starting one, posting an 18.69 ERA in 4.1 innings of work … Longest outing was against Austin Peay … Worked 2.2 innings, allowing six runs on six hits … Pitched one inning against Belmont, allowing two runs on two hits … In first appearance of season against Tennessee Tech, allowed one run on one hit in two-thirds of an inning. 2007: Redshirted. High School: Four-year baseball letterwinner and one-year football letterwinner at Bayside Academy … Played baseball for coach Doug Leffard. Personal: Marshall Banks Mears … Son of Bridget and Steve Mears … Born September 12, 1987 … Is a recording industry major.

Personal: Hunter Clifton Dawson … Son of Bobby and Georgia Dawson … Born May 27, 1988 … Majoring in construction management.

Dawson – Career Statistics

Year Avg GP-GS 2008 .182 12-0 2009 .192 17-7 TOTAL .189 29-7

AB 11 26 37

R 6 6 12

H 2B 3B 2 0 1 5 1 0 7 1 1

HR 0 1 1

Dawson – Career Statistics

Year 2008 2009 Total

42

SO GDP OB% 5 0 .308 7 0 .382 12 0 .362

SF 0 0 0

41

Mears – Career Statistics

RBI 1 2 3

TB SLG% 4 .364 9 .346 13 .351

SH SB-ATT PO A E 0 0-0 5 6 0 0 0-0 8 14 2 0 0-0 13 20 2

BB HBP 2 0 6 2 8 2

Year ERA W 2008 18.69 0 2009 7.17 1 TOTAL 9.12 1

FLD% 1.000 .917 .943

Year 2008 2009 Total

L App GS CG SHO 0 3 1 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 1 17 1 0 0

Mears – Career Statistics BB SO 2B 3B 2 3 2 0 9 15 3 2 11 18 5 2

HR 2 4 6

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide

BF 25 101 126

CBO SV IP H 0 0 4.1 10 0 0 21.1 26 0 0 25.2 36

R ER 9 9 20 17 29 26

B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA .476 1 0 1 1 .295 2 2 1 1 .330 3 2 2 2


Returners 1

Justin Miller

Nick Montgomery

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P • 6-0 • 190 R/R • JR • 1L San Marcos, Texas (Ranger College)

INF • 6-0 • 180 R/R • JR • 1L Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden HS) 2009 (Sophomore): Batted .269 after appearing in 33 games … Had 18 hits, three doubles, two triples and two home runs … Drove in 14 runs and scored 16 … Recorded 42 putouts and 49 assists … In the opening series batted .364 after going 4 for 11 with a double, triple, home run, three RBI and seven runs scored … Went 3 for 6 with two doubles, four RBI and a run scored against Belmont … Against Memphis, went 4 for 4 with four RBI and scored two runs.

2009 (Sophomore): Posted a 4-1 record with a 4.74 ERA in 25 appearances … Had one save … In 43.2 innings of work, struck out 38 batters … Batters hit .291 against … Struck out four batters in three innings of work against Missouri State to earn the save in the season opener … Against Belmont, struck out four batters in 2.1 innings of work to improving to 3-0 after picking up the win … In 2.1 innings of work against Tennessee struck out three batters.

2008 (Freshman): Played in 25 games, starting 18 … Batted .273 with five doubles, three home runs, 17 RBI and 13 runs scored … In league play, batted .324 with three doubles, one home run, 10 RBI and scored seven runs … First collegiate hit was against Toledo as he went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI … Against Southern Illinois, hit first home run, going 1 for 2 on the day with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored … Had a perfect day against Arkansas-Little Rock going 3 for 3 with a double, home run and five RBI … Went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored against ULM … Against South Alabama went 2 for 4 with one RBI … Went 2 for 6, scoring two runs, against Mississippi State.

Prior to Middle Tennessee: Played one season at Ranger College under head coach Robbie Harris … Appeared in 10 games posting an ERA of 7.47 for a 2-1 record in 47 innings of work. High School: Played three seasons at San Marcos High School before transferring to Lake Travis High School for senior year … As a senior named First Team All-District and All-Centex … Also played in All-Central Texas Coaches Association All-Star game … Named First Team All-District as a junior … As a senior, posted a 9-2 record for a .60 ERA with 93 strikeouts. Personal Full name is Nicholas Alexander Montgomery … Is the son of Mike and Bernita Montgomery … Born January 24, 1989 … Father, Mike, was an All-America pitcher at Emporia State University … Majoring in exercise science.

High School: Was an All-State, AllRegion and All-District selection for coach Matthew Buckner at Bearden High School in Knoxville ... Was also named All-KIL and District Offensive Player of the Year ... As a junior, batted .430 with 13 doubles, seven home runs, 58 runs scored, 35 RBI and 18 stolen bases ... As a senior, batted .440 with ten home runs. Personal: Justin Timothy Miller… Son of Timothy and JoAnn Miller … Born November 28, 1988 … Is undecided on a major.

Miller – Career Statistics

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B 2008 .273 25-18 66 13 18 5 0 2009 .269 33-13 67 16 18 3 2 TOTAL .271 58-31 133 29 36 8 2

Miller – Career Statistics

Year 2008 2009 Total

SO GDP OB% 25 1 .324 21 0 .375 46 1 .351

SF 2 1 3

HR 3 2 5

RBI 17 14 31

TB SLG% 32 .485 31 .463 63 .474

BB HBP 5 1 9 3 14 4

Montgomery – Career Statistics

Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER 2009 4.74 4 1 25 1 0 0 0 1 43.2 48 23 23

SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2 1-1 41 46 9 .906 0 4-7 42 49 8 .919 2 5-8 83 95 17 .913

Montgomery – Career Statistics

Year 2009

BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA 15 38 6 0 6 190 .291 0 6 2 2

2009 Sun Belt Champions

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Returners Jud Stoltz

32

Wes Caldwell

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C/OF • 6-2 • 170 R/R • SO • HS Lexington, Ky. (Catholic HS)

P • 6-4 • 185 R/R • JR • 2L Lewisburg, Tenn. (Marshall County HS) 2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 16 games with eight starts … Posted a 2-1 record with a 7.90 ERA … In 41 innings of work, had 29 strikeouts as batters hit .301 against him …In start against New Orleans, struck out four in five innings of work to pick up first win … Recorded six strikeouts in four innings of work in start against UALR … Worked six innings in start against Austin Peay, striking out four batters to record the win.

2009 (Sophomore): Batted .400 in nine games … Had two hits, two RBI and scored three runs … Notched a slugging percentage of 1.000 … In first collegiate game, went 1 for 1 and scored a run against Memphis … Against Mississippi Valley State, went 1 for 1 with two RBI and scored a run.

2008 (Freshman): Appeared in seven games, starting one … Posted a 7.94 ERA in 11.1 innings of work … Longest outing was against Austin Peay … Worked 3.1 innings, allowing four runs on three hits … Pitched 2.0 innings against Lipscomb, allowing two runs on two hits … First collegiate outing was against Lipscomb … Worked 1.0 inning, allowing one run on three hits … Pitched 1.2 innings against Belmont allowing no runs or hits … Worked 1.1 innings against Austin Peay in last outing, allowing one run on three hits.

Prior MT career: Played wide receiver on the Blue Raider football team before joining the baseball team as a dual-sport athlete.

2008 (Freshman): Did not play.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Rodney Martin ... Named First Team All-City as a junior and senior ... Named All-State as a junior and senior ... As a junior, participated in East Coach Professional Showcase ... Team won state championship as a junior. Personal: James Wesley Caldwell … Son of Steve and Carla Caldwell … Born February 20, 1989 … Is undecided on a major.

High School: Two-time AllDistrict 10-AA selection at Marshall County High School and helped lead the Tigers to the Class AA state baseball tournament in Murfreesboro ... Marshall County was eliminated from the state tournament by eventual state runner-up, University School of Jackson ... For his career, notched 19 wins on the mound while also carrying a .360 batting average with six home runs and 61 RBI. Personal: Jud Brooks Stoltz … Son of Jerry and Karen Stoltz … Born July 11, 1989 … Majoring in engineering technology.

Stoltz – Career Statistics

Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 7.94 7.90 7.91

W 0 2 2

L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 11.1 15 13 10 1 16 8 0 0 0 0 41.0 52 40 36 1 23 9 0 0 0 0 52.1 67 53 46

Stoltz – Career Statistics

Year 2008 2009 Total

44

BB SO 2B 3B 6 3 0 0 23 29 13 1 29 32 13 1

HR 2 6 8

BF 58 207 265

Caldwell – Career Statistics

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 2009 .400 9-0 5 3 2 0 0 1 2 5 1.000 0 0 B/Avg WP HBP .313 6 3 .301 6 9 .303 12 12

SFA SHA 1 0 2 0 3 0

Caldwell– Career Statistics

Year 2009

SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E 2 1 .400 0 0 0-0 1 0 0

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide

FLD% 1.000


Returners Justin Guidry

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Brett Wilson P • 6-3 • 170 L/L • SO • 1L Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS)

OF/P • 6-4 • 190 L/L • SO • 1L Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) 2009 (Freshman): Batted .366 in 20 games with seven starts … One of two two-way players on the team … Had 15 hits with three doubles, six RBI and eight runs scored … In first collegiate game, went 2 for 5 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored… Went 4 for 5 against Florida International … Went 2 for 4 against ULM, scoring two runs … On the mound, posted a record of 4-2 in 22 appearances with one start … Had an ERA of 8.29 with 27 strikeouts in 33.2 innings of work … Batters hit .319 against … Struck out seven in four innings of work against UALR … Went 3-0 before taking a loss … Allowed just one hit in two innings of work against UL-Lafayette in the Sun Belt Championships .

2010: Will redshirt the season due to an injury. 2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 games with seven starts … Recorded an ERA of 5.65 with a 3-2 record … Had 29 strikeouts with just 10 extra-base hits in 36.2 innings of work … In two innings of work against Arkansas State, recorded four strikeouts … Started against Lipscomb, notching four strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work … Against Florida International, struck out four batters in five innings of work for the win. High School: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Mack Hawks … Named All-District and AllState as a junior and senior … Received All-District Pitcher of the Year and MVP All-Sports Award by the Daily News Journal …Undefeated as a junior, posting a 10-0 record with a 1.42 ERA and 82 strikeouts … As a senior, posted a record of 12-1.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in baseball and football at Father Ryan High School … As a junior, named All-Region, All-State, the Tennessean All Mid-State First Team, All-Tennessean Baseball Report two-way team … As a junior, batted .468 and posted a 7-1 record on the mound.

Personal: Full name is Brett Anthony Wilson … Is the son of Billy and Melody Wilson … Born November 4, 1989 … Undecided on a major.

Personal: Full name is Justin Paul Guidry … Is the son of Paul and Janice Guidry … Born January 1, 1990 … Undecided on a major … Father, Paul, played football in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills and Houston Oilers … Mother, Janice, played volleyball at the University of Buffalo … Sister, Margaux, ran track at UL-Lafayette and set 10,000 meter school record in 2001.

Guidry – Career Statistics

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP 2009 .366 20-7 41 8 15 3 0 0 6 18 .439 2 0

Guidry – Career Statistics

Year 2009

SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E 10 0 .395 0 0 0-0 15 4 2

FLD% .905

Wilson – Career Statistics

Guidry – Career Statistics

Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER 2009 8.29 4 2 22 1 0 0 0 0 33.2 45 34 31

Guidry – Career Statistics

Year 2009

BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA 16 27 7 2 7 162 .319 1 2 1 1

Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER 2009 5.65 3 2 18 7 0 0 0 0 36.2 47 27 23

Wilson – Career Statistics

Year 2009

BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA 23 29 8 0 2 178 .315 2 3 2 1

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Returners/Newcomers robert Lawrence

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INF • 5-11 • 160 R/R • r-FR • RS Madison, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) 2009: Redshirted. HIgh School: Four-year letterwinner at Hunters Lane under head coach James Spears … Named All-District as a sophomore … As a junior received All District and All Mid-State … As a junior, batted .411 with two home runs and 39 RBI … As a senior, recorded 40 RBI with four home runs batting .420. Personal: Full name is Robert Orlando Lawrence Jr. … Son of LaWanda Roper and Robert Lawrence Sr. … Born September 26, 1990 … Father, Robert, played baseball for the Blue Raiders … Undecided on a major.

Joey McClung

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P • 5-10 • 170 L/L • r-FR • RS White House, Tenn. (White House Heritage HS) 2009: Redshirted. High School: Four-year letterwinner in football and baseball at White House Heritage High School … Two-year letterwinner in basketball … Named All-District three times and All-County twice … As a senior named Robertson County Pitcher of the Year … As a junior, recorded 105 strikeouts while batting .414 … Struck out 121 batters in senior year while batting .312 … In football, named All-District twice. Personal Full name is Joseph Scott McClung … Son of Randy and Christy McClung … Born February 8, 1989 … Undecided on a major.

Hunter Adkins

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P • 6-3 • 190 R/R • FR • HS Chattanooga, Tenn. (Red Bank HS)

Justin Baier

C • 6-4 • 190 S/R • FR • HS Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. (Soddy-Daisy HS) Soddy-Daisy HS: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Jared Hensley … Received All-District honors as a junior and senior … As a junior, batted .389 with 12 doubles and 30 RBI … Hit 12 home runs and drove in 22 runs as a senior. Personal: Born March 20, 1991 … Son of Nolan Baier and Lori Baier … Undecided on a major.

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ryan Ford INF • 5-10 • 170 R/R • FR • HS Knoxville, Tenn. (Beaden HS)

Bearden HS: Three-year letterwinner under head coach Matt Buckner … Received All-District honors as a junior and senior … As a senior, named District Offensive Player of the Year, All-KIL First Team … Won gold glove all four years … Batted .420 with seven home runs and 24 stolen bases as a senior. Personal: Born March 11, 1991 … Son of Russ and Tracey Ford … Majoring in business administration.

Eric Gilley

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P • 6-4 • 215 R/R • JR • TR Hendersonville, Tenn. (Vol State CC) Prior to Middle Tennessee: Played two seasons at Volunteer State Community College under head coach Mike Crossland. Station Camp HS: Lettered four seasons under head coach Jerry Ballard … As a senior, received All-District honors. Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1989 … Son of Tracy and Tonya Gilley … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Red Bank HS: Played under head coach Bumper Reese … As a junior named Second Team All-District … Posted a 4-1 record after working 40.2 innings with 44 strikeouts … Aided the offense batting .368 … Received First Team All-District honors as a senior … Named Mr. Red Bank. Personal: Born Sept. 20, 1990 … Son of Scott Adkins and Julie Adkins … Undecided on a major.

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Newcomers Brandon Hall

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Alex McClure

P • 6-3 • 195 R/R • FR • HS Hendersonville, Tenn. (Hendersonville HS) Hendersonville HS: Lettered four seasons under head coach Mike Hendrix … Received All-County honors as a junior and senior … Named All-District as a junior … As a junior, had a 6-4 record with 74 strikeouts … Also lettered three seasons in basketball and football … In football, named All-County and All-Region. Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1990 … Son of Chuck and Debbie Hall … Undecided on a major.

Dalton Henzman 22 OF • 6-2 • 185 R/R • FR • HS Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian HS) Lexington Christian Academy: Lettered three seasons under head coach Keith Galloway … Named First Team All-City as a senior … As a junior, participated in East Coach Professional Showcase and received Gold Glove honors … Led the team in RBI and had a 20-game hit streak as a senior … Batted .443 with 51 hits, 36 runs, 43 RBI and five home runs … 51 hits tied school record for hits in a season … Helped guide team to Kentucky All-A State Tournament.

INF • 6-0 • 170 S/R • JR • TR Clarksville, Tenn. (Vanderbilt) 2010: Will redshirt per NCAA transfer rules. Prior to middle Tennessee: Played one season at Vanderbilt … Batted .378 with 17 hits, one double, one triple and 11 RBI … Scored eight runs and stole four bases in five attempts … Transferred to Vanderbilt after one season at Walters State Community College … At Walters State, started 56 games at shortstop … Team advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association College World Series … Hit .239 with 120 assists. Rossview HS: Played under coaches Troy Hayes and Jason Rice … Received All-District honors … NABF World Series MVP ... Won NABF World Series with Bayside Yankees. Personal: Born June 16, 1989 … Son of Gary and Amy McClure … Father, Gary, head baseball coach at Austin Peay State University … Father played baseball at Cumberland University … Majoring in organizational communication.

Dain McNabb C • 5-8 • 180 R/R • FR • HS Loudon, Tenn. (Loudon HS)

Personal: Born Aug. 23, 1990 … Son of Greg and Rhonda Henzman … Majoring in concrete industry management.

Brett Lanning

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C • 5-11 • 160 R/R • JR • TR Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Dyersburg State CC) Dyersburg State CC: Received Third Team All-Conference honors. Riverdale HS: Played under head coach Barry Messer … Received All-District, All-Region and All-Mid-State honors … Posted a .449 batting average.

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Loudon HS: Received All-District honors all four years … Received All-Region honors three times … As a senior, named First Team AllState after setting school record for catching runners stealing bases with 61 … Batted .516 with nine home runs and 45 RBI … Batted over .395 all four years with 30 or more RBI … Graduated Top-25 in class … Four-year letterwinner under head coach Bill Thompson. Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1990 … Son of Mike and Stacey McNabb … Father, Mike, played baseball at Roane State and Hiwassee College … Father also played football at Middle Tennessee until an injury ended his career … Undecided on a major.

Personal: Born April 26, 1990 … Son of Jeff and Jill Lanning … Majoring in accounting.

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NewComers Paul Mittura

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P • 6-2 • 180 R/R • FR • HS Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS)

Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1990 … Son of Paul and Sara Mittura … Majoring in engineering technology.

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P/1B • 6-4 • 225 R/R • FR • HS Germantown, Tenn. (Houston HS) Houston HS: Played three seasons under head coach Lane McCarter … Received All-State and All-Region honors … Named Best of Preps as a senior … Posted 1.20 ERA with 9-1 record while batting .349 with five home runs and 12 doubles … Drafted in the 20th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Personal: Born Nov. 30, 1990 … Son of Danny Palo … Majoring in business administration.

Davis Pearce

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INF/OF • 6-0 • 160 R/R • FR • HS Clinton, Tenn. (Anderson County HS)

Clarksville HS: Received All-District honors four times … Received All-Region honors in football as a senior.

Daniel Palo

Jordan Rorex

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OF/1B • 6-1 • 185 R/R • JR • TR Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Jackson State CC) Prior to Middle Tennessee: As a sophomore named Second Team All-Conference … Batted .346 with seven home runs and 41 RBI … Also had 12 doubles. Siegel HS: Played under former Blue Raider Craig Reavis at Siegel HS … Named DNJ All-Area as a sophomore and junior. Personal: Born March 29, 1989 … Son of Ray and Connie Pearce … Majoring in English.

Anderson County HS: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Ben Downs … Received All-District honors two times … Also lettered in basketball and football. Personal: Born April 1, 1991 … Son of James and Angela Rorex … Undecided on a major.

Will Skinner

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OF • 6-0 • 205 R/R • JR • TR Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Walters State CC) Prior to Middle Tennessee: As a freshman, batted .387 with 14 doubles, ten home runs and 44 RBI … Team advanced to the Junior College World Series after winning state and region tournaments … Named Third Team TJCAA … Sophomore season batted .406 with 24 doubles, 17 home runs and 65 RBI … Received First Team All-TJCAA honors. Riverdale HS: Four year letterwinner under head coach Buddy Powers … Received All-District honors three times … As a senior, named All-Region and Defensive Player of the Year … Batted .338 with six home runs and 28 RBI as junior … Senior season batted .365 with eight home runs and 33 RBI. Personal: Born June 6, 1989 … Son of Debra Milam … Majoring in physical education … Played summer ball with the Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plains league two seasons … First season batted .287 with 24 RBI, one home run and 12 doubles … Named Player of the Week for week three of the season … Second season batted .306 with six home runs, 21 doubles and 36 RBI … Set league record for doubles in a season with 21 … Played in the All-Star game … Team won Petite Cup, which is league championship, after posting 51-9 record … According to PG Crosschecker, named No. 1 summer ball team in country and crowned national champions.

Connor Tracy

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C • 5-10 • 165 R/R • FR • HS Shelbyville, Tenn. (Shelbyville Central HS) Shelbyville Central HS: Lettered four seasons in baseball and football … Received All-District honors as a senior … Team won District 8-AAA regular season championship … Batted .320. Personal: Born on Feb. 22, 1991 … Son of Jim and Trena Tracy … Father, Jim, Tennessee State Senator … Father played baseball at Freed-Hardeman and UT-Martin … Majoring in mass communication.

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Season Review ■ The Blue Raiders, a two seed in the Louisville Regional, defeated Vanderbilt before losing two straight and being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament. Middle Tennessee had a memorable season, winning the Sun Belt regular season and tournament titles on the way to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004. The Blue Raiders also broke a number of records as a team including hits, batting average, runs, doubles, home runs, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage, wins and double plays. Middle Tennessee also opened its renovated stadium, posting a 27-4 record at home with just one of those losses coming after April 12. ■ The Blue Raiders have made 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament since first going in 1968. Middle Tennessee earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after defeating ULM 3-1 in the championship game of the Sun Belt Championships. A two seed in the Louisville Regional, it was the highest seed a Blue Raider team has ever received in the tournament. (its previous highest seed was a three in 2001) The Blue Raiders went 2-1 in the regional, winning the first game but losing the next two to be knocked out and end its season. Sophomore Tyler Burnett was named to the All-Region team after batting .455 with five hits, a stolen base and no errors in the field. Middle Tennessee last went to an NCAA Regional in 2004, playing in the Athens Regional after receiving an at-large bid. ■ Sophomore Bryce Brentz was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player. Brentz was one of 30 named to the semifinalist list by USA baseball. ■ Sophomore Bryce Brentz received six All-America honors after his stellar campaign; Louisville Slugger First Team All-America, ABCA First Team, First Team ProLine Athletic/NCBWA, Baseball America First Team, Rivals.com First Team, First Team All-Ping! Junior Kenneth Roberts received Second Team honors from the ABCA for his impressive season on the mound.

Blue Raiders Record ...

February . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-3 April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-8 May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-5 Monday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5 Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-3 Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3 MT Outhits Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-5 Opponent Outhits MT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 Hits Are Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Has Double-Digit Hits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-6 Scores Double-Digit Runs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 Does Not Commit an Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 MT Commits More Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 Opponent Commits More Errors . . . . . . . . . 20-3 Errors Are Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-4 Against Teams With Losing Record . . . . . . . 24-8 Against Teams With Winning Record . . . . . 16-9 Against Teams With .500 Record . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

■ Sophomore Bryce Brentz spent most of the 2009 season proving he was one of the best collegiate players in the country and justified it when he was one of 22 players named to the USA Baseball National Team. Brentz received the invitation to try out for the team after posting impressive numbers and receiving recommendations from a number of the nation’s top coaches. Brentz joins Dewon Brazelton as recent Blue Raiders to be named to a USA National team. ■ Eight of Middle Tennessee’s nine primary starters ended the season batting .300 or better. Sophomore Bryce Brentz lead the team with a .464 batting average with 107 hits, 19 doubles, two triples, 28 home runs and 73 RBI. Senior Rawley Bishop added assistance as he notched 96 hits, 17 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and scored 78 runs as he his batted .398. ■ Head coach Steve Peterson picked up his 700th win at Middle Tennessee after the Blue Raiders defeated Western Kentucky 10-4. In 22 seasons, Peterson has amassed a record of 707-549-3. ■ Middle Tennessee picked up its 40th win at the Sun Belt Championships and kept going. The Blue Raiders broke the single-season record for wins after defeating ULM 3-1 for the tournament title. The Blue Raiders ended the season 44-18 surpassing the 42-15 mark set by the 1990 squad. ■ The Blue Raiders won the Sun Belt tournament title for the second time since joining the league in 2001. Middle Tennessee first defeated FAU 12-2 but fell to ULLafayette in the second round and getting knocked into the loser’s bracket. Middle Tennessee won back-to-back games to stay alive, defeating FAU 12-7 and the Ragin’ Cajuns 17-8. To reach the championship game, Middle Tennessee had to play ULLafayette again and defeated them 6-2. Middle Tennessee defeated ULM 3-1 in the championship game to receive the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Seniors Rawley Bishop and Nathan Hines, junior Kenneth Roberts and sophomore Bryce Brentz were all named to the All-Tournament team, and Roberts received the Most Outstanding Player award after notching two wins in the tournament.

2009 Sun Belt Champions

Win/Loss SUMMARY Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-18 Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-8 Nonconference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-10 Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-4 Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-11 Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-13 Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-5 vs Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-6 vs Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-12 1-Run games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 2-Run games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 5+Run games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-7 Extra innings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Shutouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Scores first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-5 Opponent scores first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-8

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Season Review Record: 44-18 Home: 25-8 Away: 11-11 Neutral: 5-2 Sun Belt: 21-8 Player........................... AVG 7 Brentz, Bryce................. .465 17 Bishop, Rawley............ .398 12 Hines, Nathan............. .352 3 Burnett, Tyler................ .344 21 McDade, Blake............ .340 18 Darlington, Ben.......... .325 14 Meinhart, Stuart......... .324 23 Robertson, Drew........ .312 4 Dennis, Taylor............... .286 -------------33 Caldwell, Wes.............. .400 15 Guidry, Justin.............. .366 36 Dean, Zach................... .329 10 Box, Grant..................... .306 9 Acker, Tyler.................... .292 1 Miller, Justin.................. .269 5 Hudson, Zach............... .205 11 Dawson, Hunter......... .192 28 Watson, Steven........... .182 44 Jones, Justin................ .143 8 Ervin, Myles................... .000

GP-GS AB 60-60 230 62-62 241 61-60 270 55-53 221 58-51 212 41-32 117 48-46 179 58-57 221 59-52 175

R H 2B 79 107 19 78 96 17 60 95 27 45 76 12 39 72 19 31 38 11 37 58 11 42 69 24 41 50 7

9-0 20-7 44-19 33-20 19-6 33-13 34-10 17-7 6-2 15-7 1-0

3 8 16 12 9 16 13 6 1 9 0

5 41 82 85 24 67 44 26 11 28 0

2 15 27 26 7 18 9 5 2 4 0

0 3 5 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0

3B 2 1 6 1 1 1 2 0 5

HR 28 14 11 7 6 7 6 3 4

RBI 73 51 73 37 51 28 50 36 29

TB 214 157 167 111 111 72 91 102 79

SLG% .930 .651 .619 .502 .524 .615 .508 .462 .451

BB HBP SO GDP OB% 31 7 32 4 .535 43 8 30 3 .502 16 1 36 2 .385 25 1 39 1 .411 19 3 36 5 .397 19 4 27 4 .427 11 4 41 4 .371 20 7 42 5 .384 22 4 14 1 .378

0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0

1 0 6 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 0

2 6 27 19 4 14 9 2 0 5 0

5 1.000 0 18 .439 2 52 .634 12 39 .459 7 10 .417 5 31 .463 9 14 .318 4 9 .346 6 2 .182 2 9 .321 6 0 .000 0

0 0 2 2 1 3 2 2 0 1 0

2 10 22 13 8 21 16 7 5 12 0

1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

.400 .395 .414 .368 .433 .375 .300 .382 .308 .314 .000

SF 3 1 4 1 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 0 6-10 65 21 2 .977 1 7-9 44 148 15 .928 1 7-11 125 3 1 .992 1 9-12 81 144 19 .922 2 4-6 415 29 5 .989 0 0-1 194 15 0 1.000 1 5-8 89 3 1 .989 3 2-6 346 53 12 .971 10 7-9 106 175 5 .983 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-4 4-7 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

1 15 1 0 49 42 19 8 3 10 0

0 4 0 0 3 49 2 14 1 0 0

0 2 1 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0

1.000 .905 .500 .000 1.000 .919 1.000 .917 1.000 1.000 .000

Totals.................................... .341 62-62 2279 545 776 164 25 101 516 1293 .567 259 52 413 34 .416 25 22 56-88 1645 731 77 Opponents......................... .281 62-62 2147 355 603 100 10 69 325 930 .433 233 65 392 41 .366 20 26 64-88 1590 584 91

.969 .960

LOB - Team (502), Opp (494). DPs turned - Team (69), Opp (57). CI - Team (3), Robertson 3. IBB - Team (18), Brentz 9, Bishop 4, Hines 2, Robertson 2, Burnett 1, Opp (15). Picked off - Burnett 2, Brentz 1, McDade 1, Guidry 1, Miller 1, Box 1, Bishop 1. (All games sorted by earned run avg.) Player ERA W-L APP 24 Woods, Coty 1.62 4-3 32 35 Roberts, Kenneth 3.04 11-1 16 7 Brentz, Bryce 4.57 5-3 15 30 Montgomery, Nick 4.74 4-1 25 27 Wilson, Brett 5.65 3-2 18 16 Edwards, Chad 5.77 8-2 14 32 Stoltz, Jud 7.90 2-1 16 15 Guidry, Justin 8.29 4-2 22 -------------19 Smalley, Brett 5.40 1-1 25 41 Mears, Marshall 7.17 1-1 14 39 Hyde, Tyler 7.36 0-1 13 22 Francescon, PJ 7.71 0-0 2 45 Coley, Chad 8.53 1-0 14 38 Yurus, Matt 27.00 0-0 1

GS CG SHO-CBO SV IP H R ER 0 0 0-0 15 44.1 33 11 8 16 2 0-0 0 103.2 87 45 35 14 2 0-0 0 88.2 90 48 45 1 0 0-0 1 43.2 48 23 23 7 0 0-0 0 36.2 47 27 23 13 1 1-0 0 73.1 96 48 47 8 0 0-0 0 41.0 52 40 36 1 0 0-0 0 33.2 45 34 31 0 0 0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0

.297 .295 .333 .353 .286 .333

4 2 5 1 0 1

5 2 0 1 4 0

0 1 0 0 0 0

2 1 1 0 0 1

2 1 0 0 0 0

Totals Opponents

62 62

5 3

1-0 1-0

16 548.1 603 355 314 233 392 100 10 69 2147 .281 6 530.0 776 545 472 259 413 164 25 101 2279 .341

37 50

65 52

5 8

20 25

26 22

5.15 44-18 62 8.02 18-44 62

26.2 21.1 14.2 7.0 12.2 1.0

30 26 22 12 14 1

21 20 16 7 12 3

16 17 12 6 12 3

BB 28 28 31 15 23 16 23 16

SO 50 62 63 38 29 42 29 27

2B 4 13 15 6 8 15 13 7

3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

16 9 14 3 8 3

13 15 11 5 8 0

8 3 3 3 2 0

1 2 0 0 1 1

HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK 2 155 .213 3 4 1 14 386 .225 1 9 1 7 340 .265 7 12 1 6 165 .291 0 6 0 2 149 .315 2 3 1 11 297 .323 4 8 0 6 173 .301 6 9 0 7 141 .319 1 2 0 5 4 3 1 1 0

101 88 66 34 49 3

SFA SHA 2 4 1 8 3 5 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 1

PB - Team (4), Robertson 4, Opp (15). Pickoffs - Team (10), Robertson 3, Roberts, K. 2, Wilson 2, Montgomery 1, Brentz 1, Acker 1, Opp (8). SBA/ATT - Robertson (61-76), Edwards (8-15), Roberts, K. (9-12), Stoltz (9-11), Montgomery (7-10), Brentz (6-8), Wilson (4-7), Woods (7-7), Mears (3-5), Coley (3-4), Acker (3-4), Smalley (2-3), Guidry (3-3), Hyde (2-2), Francescon (1-1).

Position Fielding Statistics Player 18 Darlington, Ben 9 Acker, Tyler 5 Hudson, Zach 44 Jones, Justin 28 Watson, Steven 33 Caldwell, Wes 12 Hines, Nathan 14 Meinhart, Stuart 21 McDade, Blake 4 Dennis, Taylor 7 Brentz, Bryce 23 Robertson, Drew 17 Bishop, Rawley 3 Burnett, Tyler 1 Miller, Justin 11 Dawson, Hunter 15 Guidry, Justin 36 Dean, Zach 8 Ervin, Myles 10 Box, Grant

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C 209 52 21 10 4 1 129 93 449 286 88 411 207 244 99 24 21 2 0 0

PO A E FLD% DPs SBA CSB SBA% PB CI 194 15 0 1.000 22 0 0 - 0 0 49 3 0 1.000 0 3 1 .750 0 0 19 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 - 0 0 10 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 - 0 0 3 1 0 1.000 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 - 0 0 125 3 1 .992 0 0 0 - 0 0 89 3 1 .989 1 0 0 - 0 0 415 29 5 .989 38 0 0 - 0 0 106 175 5 .983 47 0 0 - 0 0 65 21 2 .977 1 6 2 .750 0 0 346 53 12 .971 3 61 15 .803 4 3 44 148 15 .928 23 0 0 - 0 0 81 144 19 .922 30 0 0 - 0 0 42 49 8 .919 14 0 0 - 0 0 8 14 2 .917 4 0 0 - 0 0 15 4 2 .905 0 3 0 1.000 0 0 1 0 1 .500 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 - 0 0

Pitcher Fielding Statistics

Player C PO A E FLD% DPs SBA CSB SBA% PB CI 16 Edwards, Chad 17 7 10 0 1.000 3 8 7 .533 0 0 24 Woods, Coty 13 6 7 0 1.000 0 7 0 1.000 0 0 27 Wilson, Brett 8 1 7 0 1.000 0 4 3 .571 0 0 30 Montgomery, Nick 8 1 7 0 1.000 1 7 3 .700 0 0 19 Smalley, Brett 3 1 2 0 1.000 0 2 1 .667 0 0 39 Hyde, Tyler 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 2 0 1.000 0 0 22 Francescon, PJ 1 0 1 0 1.000 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 35 Roberts, Kenneth 33 10 22 1 .970 1 9 3 .750 0 0 32 Stoltz, Jud 11 6 4 1 .909 1 9 2 .818 0 0 41 Mears, Marshall 6 0 5 1 .833 0 3 2 .600 0 0 45 Coley, Chad 2 0 1 1 .500 0 3 1 .750 0 0 38 Yurus, Matt 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 - 0 0

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Season Review Game Date Feb 20, 2009 Feb 21, 2009 Feb 22, 2009 Feb 24, 2009 Feb 25, 2009 Feb 27, 2009 Mar 03, 2009 Mar 04, 2009 *Mar 06, 2009 *Mar 07, 2009 *Mar 08, 2009 Mar 11, 2009 *Mar 13, 2009 *Mar 14, 2009 *Mar 15, 2009 Mar 17, 2009 Mar 18, 2009 *Mar 20, 2009 *Mar 21, 2009 *Mar 22, 2009 Mar 24, 2009 *Mar 28, 2009 *Mar 29, 2009 *Mar 29, 2009 Apr 01, 2009 *Apr 03, 2009 *Apr 04, 2009 *Apr 05, 2009 Apr 07, 2009 *Apr 11, 2009 *Apr 11, 2009 *Apr 12, 2009 Apr 14, 2009 Apr 15, 2009 *Apr 17, 2009 *Apr 18, 2009 *Apr 18, 2009 Apr 21, 2009 Apr 22, 2009 *Apr 24, 2009 *Apr 25, 2009 *Apr 26, 2009 Apr 28, 2009 Apr 29, 2009 *May 01, 2009 *May 02, 2009 *May 03, 2009 May 08, 2009 May 09, 2009 May 10, 2009 May 12, 2009 *May 14, 2009 *May 15, 2009 May 20, 2009 May 21, 2009 $May 22, 2009 $May 22, 2009 $May 23, 2009 $May 24, 2009 #May 29, 2009 #May 30, 2009 #May 31, 2009

Opposing team MISSOURI STATE W MISSOURI STATE W MISSOURI STATE W at Belmont University W TENNESSEE TECH W JACKSONVILLE STATE MEMPHIS W MEMPHIS W at New Orleans at New Orleans W at New Orleans W LIPSCOMB W ARKANSAS STATE W ARKANSAS STATE W ARKANSAS STATE W SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS W FLORIDA ATLANTIC W FLORIDA ATLANTIC W FLORIDA ATLANTIC W at Lipscomb at Arkansas-Little Rock W at Arkansas-Little Rock W at Arkansas-Little Rock W at Austin Peay W at UL-Lafayette at UL-Lafayette at UL-Lafayette VANDERBILT W FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL W FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL W at Vanderbilt at Tennessee ULM W ULM W ULM W at Mississippi State W at Mississippi State at South Alabama at South Alabama W at South Alabama W BELMONT UNIVERSITY W AUSTIN PEAY W at Troy University at Troy University W at Troy University MISSISSIPPI VALLEY W MISSISSIPPI VALLEY W MISSISSIPPI VALLEY W TENNESSEE WESTERN KENTUCKY W WESTERN KENTUCKY W vsFlorida Atlantic W vsUL-Lafayette vsFlorida Atlantic W vsUL-Lafayette W UL-LAFAYETTE W vsULM W vsVanderbilt W LOUISVILLE CARDINALS vsVanderbilt

Score 19-4 12-6 7-6 12-10 9-8 6-10 L 18-4 18-3 3-4 L 4-3 12-2 8-3 10-8 14-3 10-3 4-9 L 11-3 7-2 5-4 14-6 7-9 L 8-5 4-2 11-7 18-8 2-5 L 5-10 L 7-14 L 8-0 2-5 L 6-3 13-9 7-15 L 4-16 L 13-3 8-6 5-4 10-6 8-9 L 3-4 L 14-1 11-5 7-5 18-13 1-15 L 8-1 6-7 L 14-8 9-1 19-6 4-5 L 10-4 11-5 12-2 4-5 L 12-7 17-8 6-2 3-1 5-4 2-3 L 0-6 L

r-h-e/r-h-e 19-18-2/4-7-5 12-13-0/6-11-2 7-11-1/6-11-2 12-16-1/10-13-0 9-7-0/8-11-0 6-14-2/10-10-1 18-24-1/4-7-3 18-19-2/3-8-2 3-6-1/4-9-1 4-8-1/3-6-0 12-10-1/2-8-1 8-11-2/3-8-2 10-15-1/8-14-2 14-14-2/3-8-0 10-11-3/3-9-2 4-10-1/9-12-2 11-14-2/3-9-1 7-7-0/2-9-3 5-7-1/4-9-2 14-13-1/6-10-3 7-13-0/9-9-2 8-9-3/5-9-0 4-13-2/2-2-2 11-14-1/7-4-0 18-17-1/8-15-1 2-8-1/5-8-0 5-8-1/10-16-1 7-7-1/14-14-1 8-13-0/0-6-4 2-6-1/5-8-2 6-15-1/3-11-2 13-14-0/9-14-0 7-12-4/15-15-1 4-8-3/16-17-0 13-21-0/3-11-1 8-14-1/6-10-3 5-7-0\/4-10-0 10-15-0/6-12-1 8-14-1/9-12-0 3-6-0/4-11-1 14-15-1/1-6-3 11-18-1/5-13-2 7-12-1/5-8-0 18-21-2/13-17-4 1-9-4/15-17-0 8-17-0/1-2-1 6-8-1/7-11-0 14-17-5/8-10-4 9-12-1/1-3-1 19-22-0/6-10-4 4-12-2/5-8-1 10-15-0/4-12-3 11-17-2/5-11-1 12-16-2/2-7-2 4-13-1/5-7-1 12-14-2/7-12-2 17-17-1/8-11-3 6-10-0/2-4-2 3-8-2/1-6-0 5-10-0/4-8-0 2-7-2/3-8-1 0-4-1/6-9-0

Inns 9 9 9 (10) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (10) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (11) 9 9 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Overall 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 5-0-0 5-1-0 6-1-0 7-1-0 7-2-0 8-2-0 9-2-0 10-2-0 11-2-0 12-2-0 13-2-0 13-3-0 14-3-0 15-3-0 16-3-0 17-3-0 17-4-0 18-4-0 19-4-0 20-4-0 21-4-0 21-5-0 21-6-0 21-7-0 22-7-0 22-8-0 23-8-0 24-8-0 24-9-0 24-10-0 25-10-0 26-10-0 27-10-0 28-10-0 28-11-0 28-12-0 29-12-0 30-12-0 31-12-0 32-12-0 32-13-0 33-13-0 33-14-0 34-14-0 35-14-0 36-14-0 36-15-0 37-15-0 38-15-0 39-15-0 39-16-0 40-16-0 41-16-0 42-16-0 43-16-0 44-16-0 44-17-0 44-18-0

Sun Belt 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 6-1-0 7-1-0 8-1-0 8-1-0 9-1-0 10-1-0 11-1-0 11-1-0 11-2-0 11-3-0 11-4-0 11-4-0 11-5-0 12-5-0 13-5-0 13-5-0 13-5-0 14-5-0 15-5-0 16-5-0 16-5-0 16-5-0 16-6-0 17-6-0 18-6-0 18-6-0 18-6-0 18-7-0 19-7-0 19-8-0 19-8-0 19-8-0 19-8-0 19-8-0 20-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0 21-8-0

Pitcher of record Attend Time Brentz (W 1-0) 1252 2:59 Roberts, K. (W 1-0) 638 2:42 Guidry (W 1-0) 369 2:44 Wilson (W 1-0) 316 3:36 Montgomery (W 1-0) 325 2:57 Smalley (L 0-1) 427 3:00 Roberts, K. (W 2-0) 348 2:45 Edwards (W 1-0) 627 2:48 Woods (L 0-1) 174 2:35 Wilson (W 2-0) 195 2:55 Stoltz (W 1-0) 185 2:45 Edwards (W 2-0) 141 2:44 Woods (W 1-1) 259 3:43 Roberts, K. (W 3-0) 115 3:00 Coley (W 1-0) 415 3:10 Wilson (L 2-1) 527 2:51 Edwards (W 3-0) 468 2:24 Brentz (W 2-0) 629 2:34 Woods (W 2-1) 921 2:38 Guidry (W 2-0) 682 3:15 Hyde (L 0-1) 798 2:54 Brentz (W 3-0) 132 2:56 Montgomery (W 2-0) 174 3:09 Guidry (W 3-0) 174 3:11 Edwards (W 4-0) 327 3:28 Brentz (L 3-1) 2346 2:35 Roberts, K. (L 3-1) 2183 2:53 Guidry (L 3-1) 2223 3:08 Edwards (W 5-0) 1047 2:54 Brentz (L 3-2) 614 3:04 Roberts, K. (W 4-1) 614 2:33 Wilson (W 3-1) 421 3:21 Stoltz (L 1-1) 2177 3:26 Edwards (L 5-1) 1358 2:54 Brentz (W 4-2) 1017 2:51 Smalley (W 1-1) 958 3:03 Woods (W 3-1) 958 2:37 Edwards (W 6-1) 5761 3:07 Mears (L 0-1) 5983 3:09 Wilson (L 3-2) 823 2:49 Roberts, K. (W 5-1) 754 2:37 Edwards (W 7-1) 864 2:57 Montgomery (W 3-0) 728 2:50 Stoltz (W 2-1) 619 3:50 Brentz (L 4-3) 1316 3:00 Roberts, K. (W 6-1) 1373 2:38 Montgomery (L 3-1) 1225 2:55 Roberts, K. (W 7-1) 638 3:03 Brentz (W 5-3) 852 2:21 Mears (W 1-1) 510 2:45 Woods (L 3-2) 2215 4:06 Roberts, K. (W 8-1) 582 2:45 Montgomery (W 4-1) 825 2:45 Roberts, K. (W 9-1) 744 2:22 Guidry (L 3-2) 631 3:07 Edwards (W 8-1) 495 3:28 Woods (W 4-2) 627 3:36 Guidry (W 4-2) 732 2:39 Roberts, K. (W 10-1) 517 2:51 Roberts, K. (W 11-1) 2117 2:47 Woods (L 4-3) 3521 2:39 Edwards (L 8-2) 1856 2:23

* - Sun Belt Conference game $ - Sun Belt Championships # - NCAA Louisville Regional () extra inning game

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Season Review 2009 Superlatives TEAM GAME HIGHS

Batting

At bats: Runs scored: Hits: RBIs: Doubles: Triples: Home runs: Total bases: Walks: Strikeouts: Sac hits: Sac flies: Stolen bases: Hit by pitch: Caught stealing: Runners LOB: Hit into DP:

Fielding

Putouts: Assists: Errors: Passed balls: DPs turned:

Pitching

Innings pitched: Runs allowed: Earned runs: Walks allowed: Strikeouts: Hits allowed: Doubles allowed: Triples allowed: Homers allowed: Wild pitches: Hit batters:

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

48 19 19 24 19 8 2 6 41 41 12 13 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 16 4

vs Mississippi Valley (May 10, 2009) vs Missouri State (Feb 20, 2009) vs Mississippi Valley (May 10, 2009) vs Memphis (Mar 03, 2009) vs Missouri State (Feb 20, 2009) vs Memphis (Mar 04, 2009) (4 games ) vs Mississippi Valley (May 08, 2009) vs Memphis (Mar 04, 2009) vs Mississippi Valley (May 08, 2009) vs Austin Peay (Apr 01, 2009) vs Vanderbilt (Apr 07, 2009) vs Belmont (Feb 24, 2009) vs Southern Illinois (Mar 18, 2009) vs Memphis (Mar 03, 2009) vs ULM (Apr 18, 2009) (5 games ) vs UL-Lafayette (Apr 05, 2009) vs Mississippi Valley (May 08, 2009) vs Tennessee (May 12, 2009) vs UL-Lafayette (May 21, 2009)

33 19 5 1 5

vs Tennessee (May 12, 2009) vs Arkansas-Little Rock (Mar 29, 2009) vs Mississippi Valley (May 08, 2009) (4 games ) vs Western Kentucky (May 14, 2009)

11.0 vs Tennessee (May 12, 2009) 16 vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) 14 vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) 9 vs Belmont University (Apr 28, 2009) 9 vs Tennessee (May 12, 2009) 13 vs Arkansas-Little Rock (Mar 29, 2009) 17 vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) 17 vs Austin Peay (Apr 29, 2009) 17 vs Troy (May 01, 2009) 4 (4 games ) 2 vs UL-Lafayette (Apr 05, 2009) 5 vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) 3 (4 games ) 4 (4 games )

Batting

At bats: Runs scored: Hits: RBIs: Doubles: Triples: Home runs: Total bases: Walks: Strikeouts: Sac hits: Sac flies: Stolen bases: Hit by pitch: Caught stealing: Runners LOB:

6 (19 games ) 5 Hines, Nathan vs Austin Peay (Apr 29, 2009) 4 (18 games ) 6 Darlington, Ben vs New Orleans (Mar 08, 2009) 6 Hines, Nathan vs Arkansas State (Mar 15, 2009) 3 Hines, Nathan vs UL-Lafayette (May 22, 2009) 1 (25 games ) 3 Brentz, Bryce vs Mississippi Valley (May 08, 2009) 3 Bishop, Rawley vs Western Kentucky (May 15, 2009) 13 Brentz, Bryce vs Mississippi Valley (May 08, 2009) 13 Bishop, Rawley vs Western Kentucky (May 15, 2009) 3 (7 games ) 3 (10 games ) 1 (22 games ) 1 (25 games ) 2 (4 games ) 2 Bishop, Rawley vs Missouri State (Feb 21, 2009) 2 Brentz, Bryce vs UL-Lafayette (Apr 05, 2009) 2 Brentz, Bryce vs Mississippi State (Apr 22, 2009) 2 Brentz, Bryce vs Missouri State (Feb 22, 2009) 8 Box, Grant vs Tennessee (May 12, 2009)

Fielding Putouts: Assists: Errors: Passed balls:

20 9 2 1

Darlington, Ben vs Troy (May 02, 2009) Dennis, Taylor vs Troy (May 02, 2009) (4 games ) (4 games )

Pitching Innings pitched: 9.0 (4 games ) Runs allowed: 9 Edwards, Chad vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) 9 Brentz, Bryce vs Troy (May 01, 2009) Earned runs: 9 Edwards, Chad vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) 9 Brentz, Bryce vs Troy (May 01, 2009) Walks allowed: 7 Brentz, Bryce vs Florida International (Apr 11, 2009) Strikeouts: 9 Brentz, Bryce vs ULM (Apr 17, 2009) Hits allowed: 11 Edwards, Chad vs Austin Peay (Apr 01, 2009) Doubles allowed: 3 Brentz, Bryce vs Troy (May 01, 2009) 3 Edwards, Chad vs Troy (May 03, 2009) Triples allowed: 1 (10 games ) Homers allowed: 4 Edwards, Chad vs Tennessee (Apr 15, 2009) Wild pitches: 3 Hyde, Tyler vs Tennessee (May 12, 2009) Hit batters: 4 Brentz, Bryce vs Florida Atlantic (Mar 20, 2009)

Miscellaneous Stats HITTING STREAKS Longest 21 McDade, Blake 17 3 Burnett, Tyler 13 14 Meinhart, Stuart 13 7 Brentz, Bryce 13 12 Hines, Nathan 12 17 Bishop, Rawley 11 4 Dennis, Taylor 10 23 Robertson, Drew 9 10 Box, Grant 7 36 Dean, Zach 6 18 Darlington, Ben 6 15 Guidry, Justin 6 1 Miller, Justin 3 9 Acker, Tyler 3 5 Hudson, Zach 3 28 Watson, Steven 2 11 Dawson, Hunter 1 33 Caldwell, Wes 1 44 Jones, Justin 1

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MULTI-HIT GAMES 7 Brentz, Bryce 17 Bishop, Rawley 12 Hines, Nathan 3 Burnett, Tyler 21 McDade, Blake 23 Robertson, Drew 14 Meinhart, Stuart 4 Dennis, Taylor 18 Darlington, Ben 10 Box, Grant 1 Miller, Justin 15 Guidry, Justin 36 Dean, Zach 11 Dawson, Hunter 5 Hudson, Zach 9 Acker, Tyler TEAM

2 3 4 12 15 5 21 6 3 17 9 4 16 7 - 13 7 1 11 5 3 16 2 - 9 3 - 6 3 - 7 - - 3 1 1 2 - 1 3 - - - 1 - 1 - - - 1 - 137 60 18

5+ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0

Tot 32 30 30 23 21 19 18 12 9 7 5 3 3 1 1 1 215

MULTI-RBI GAMES 7 Brentz, Bryce 12 Hines, Nathan 14 Meinhart, Stuart 21 McDade, Blake 17 Bishop, Rawley 23 Robertson, Drew 4 Dennis, Taylor 3 Burnett, Tyler 36 Dean, Zach 18 Darlington, Ben 10 Box, Grant 1 Miller, Justin 44 Jones, Justin 5 Hudson, Zach 15 Guidry, Justin 33 Caldwell, Wes TEAM

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2 13 6 11 11 6 7 7 5 4 3 2 2 2 - 1 1 81

3 6 5 2 1 3 - 1 1 2 1 1 - - - - - 23

4 5+ Tot 3 1 23 3 3 17 3 - 16 3 - 15 - 2 11 2 - 9 - - 8 1 1 8 - - 6 - 1 5 1 - 4 2 - 4 - - 2 1 - 1 - - 1 - - 1 19 8 131


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Sun Belt Staff

Wright Waters Commissioner

Kathy Keene

Assoc. Commissioner Compliance

John McElwain

Bert Carter

Assoc. Commissioner CFO

Rick Mello

Assoc. Commissioner Sports Admin.

Bryant Carter

Assoc. Commissioner Media Relations

Asst. Commissioner Sports Admin.

Keith Nunez

Travis Llewellyn

Director of Media Relations

Chauntrell Shelby

Chief Administrative Officer

Director of New

Media/Multimedia

While there are 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, the Sun Belt is one of only eleven to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and Football Bowl Subdivision. The Sun Belt was formed in 1976 with six members competing in four men’s sports, and today comprises 13 institutions of higher learning while sponsoring 19 championship sports for men and women. The Sun Belt Conference enters its 33rd season in 2008-2009 with a proud history of athletic and academic success. The conference sponsors 10 women’s sports - basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball; and nine men’s sports – baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments, and 12 Sun Belt Conference schools are currently graduating its student athletes at a rate higher than their school’s student body. All Sun Belt schools are committed to excellence in the 21st century, and facility upgrades and expansion are occurring on virtually every campus. During the 2007-08 academic year alone the Sun Belt Conference accomplished numerous feats. In the fall of 2007 Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky University both represented the league in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament – the first time the Sun Belt has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament in volleyball. Middle Tennessee did not disappoint, as the Blue Raiders advanced to the “Sweet 16” – marking the first time a Sun Belt school has made the round of 16 in volleyball. The Sun Belt momentum continued in the sport of football as Florida Atlantic defeated Memphis in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The win marked the second consecutive season that a Sun Belt team has defeated its Conference USA opponent as Troy defeated Rice in 2006. In men’s basketball, Western Kentucky University and South Alabama both received bids to the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – the first the league has sent two teams to the “Big Dance’” since 1994. WKU’s 101-99 win over 14th ranked Drake followed by a 72-63 win over San Diego made the Hilltoppers the first Sun Belt team to reach the tournament’s “Sweet 16” since 1993. Despite losing more than half of the league’s All-Conference members from 2006-07, Sun Belt women’s basketball ranked in the top half (14th of 31) of the final league RPI rankings for the 10th consecutive year. In six of those ten years, Sun Belt women’s basketball has placed in the national top 10 for RPI. There was no shortage of success in the Sun Belt’s spring sports in 2008 as well. In tennis, Florida International and Denver represented the Sun Belt in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament – with the Pioneers advancing to the second round. In men’s tennis, South Alabama and Denver

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represented the league in the NCAA Tournament with USA advancing to the second round. Sun Belt golf was also well represented in postseason play as Middle Tennessee’s men’s team and Denver’s women’s team both reached the NCAA National Championship. Both the Blue Raiders and Pioneers finished in the top ten of their regionals to advance to the final stage of the NCAAs. The 2008 Sun Belt softball season saw LouisianaLafayette reach the Women’s College World Series after defeating Houston in three games in the Super Regionals and winning the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional by defeating East Carolina and in-state rival LSU twice. In baseball, the Sun Belt Conference has sent multiple teams to the NCAA tournament each year since 1988. The 20-year streak of having two or more teams reach NCAA play is matched by only four other conferences (ACC, Big West, SEC, Pac-10). Because of its status as a member of the Division 1-A football coalition, the Sun Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA’s 17-member Board of Directors. As a result, the conference has a crucial voice on some of the most pressing issues in college athletics and will always have a role in the implementation of any future NCAA legislation and guidelines. The conference continues to utilize television to grow and promote the league. Adding volleyball, baseball and softball to the conference’s television package has resulted in more national and regional television exposure for the league than at any time in its history. The conference’s regional television package enables live telecasts of Sun Belt events to reach over 20 million households. Additionally, ESPN televised the conference’s men’s basketball championship game for the 28th straight season in 2008, marking its longest affiliation with any conference in the country. Prominent Sun Belt alumni include United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Denver), NFL Hall of Fame football player “Mean” Joe Greene (North Texas), Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star baseball player Luis Gonzalez (South Alabama), former member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives John Breaux (LouisianaLafayette), country music superstar Tim McGraw (Louisiana-Monroe), and actor Andy Garcia (Florida International). The conference’s first 32 years have also produced numerous individual national champions along with Olympic track medalists including Earl Bell, Tom Hill and Al Joyner (Arkansas State), Hollis Conway (Louisiana-Lafayette), and Tayna Lawrence (Florida International). Sun Belt teams have also participated in the men’s NCAA Final 4 (UNC-Charlotte in 1977), the College World Series (Louisiana-Lafayette in 2000), the women’s College World Series (Louisiana-Lafayette in 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003), and had 10 players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

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Memphis Tigers

Ohio Bobcats

Southern Illinois Salukis

FedEx Park Memphis, Tenn. Feb. 19 - 4 PM Feb. 20 - 2 PM Feb. 21 - 1 PM

Reese Smith Field Feb. 26 - 3 PM Feb. 27 - 2 PM Feb. 28 - 1 PM

Abe Martin Field March 2 - 2 PM; March 3 - 2 PM; Reese Smith Field May 7 - 6 PM; May 8 - 4 PM; May 9 - 1 PM

General Information Location: Memphis, Tenn. Colors: Royal Blue and Gray Nickname: Tigers Conference: Conference USA Home Field: FedEx Park Capacity: 2,000 Head Coach: Daron Schoenrock (Tennessee Tech/1984) School Record: 119-167/5 Overall Record: 144-219/7 2009 Record: 21-32 C-USA Record/Finish: 7-16/9th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 6/2 Pitchers (R/L): 5/0 Contact: Jason C. Redd Office: (901) 678-4640 Cell: (901) 734-0565 E-mail: jredd@memphis.edu Press Box: NA Website: www.gotigersgo.com Overall: MT leads 39-38 Last Meeting: 3/4/09, - L, 18-3 Peterson vs. UM: 36-31

General Information Location: Athens, Ohio Colors: Green and White Nickname: Bobcats Conference: Mid-American Home Field: Bob Wren Stadium Capacity: 4,000 Head Coach: Joe Carbone (Ohio/1970) School Record: 614-520-2/22 Overall Record: Same 2009 Record: 29-24 MAC Record/Finish: 18-9/2nd Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 2/6 Pitchers (R/L): 10/6 Contact: Jason Corriher Office: (740) 593-1298 Cell: NA E-mail: corriher@ohio.edu Press Box: NA Website: ohiobobcats.com Overall: First Meeting Last Meeting: First Meeting Peterson vs. Ohio: First Meeting

General Information Location: Carbondale, Ill. Colors: Maroon and White Nickname: Salukis Conference: Missouri Valley Home Field: Abe Martin Field Capacity: 2,000 Head Coach: Dan Callahan (Quincy/1981) School Record: 414-418-1/15 Overall Record: 567-576-2/21 2009 Record: 24-28 MVC Record/Finish: 12-10/5th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 7/2 Pitchers (R/L): 1/2 Contact: Jeff Honza Office: (618) 453-5470 Cell: (618) 528-1145 E-mail: honz@siu.edu Press Box: (618) 453-3794 Website: www.siusalukis.com Overall: Tied 6-6 Last Meeting: 3/18/09, W, 11-3 Peterson vs. SIU: 6-6

Jacksonville State GAMECOCKS

Belmont Bruins

Tennessee Volunteers

Rudy Abbot Field Jacksonville, Ala. March 5 - 3 PM March 6 - 1 PM March 7 - 1 PM

Shelby Park March 9 - 1 PM Reese Smith Field March 24 - 6 PM

Reese Smith Field March 10 - 3 PM

General Information Location: Jacksonville, Ala. Colors: Red and White Nickname: Gamecocks Conference: Ohio Valley Home Field: Rudy Abbott Field Capacity: 1,500 Head Coach: Jim Case (La. Tech/1983) School Record: 257-209/8 Overall Record: Same 2009 Record: 31-26 OVC Record/Finish: 10-13/6th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 8/1 Pitchers (R/L): 3/2 Contact: Greg Seitz Office: (256) 782-5279 Cell: (256) 453-3377 E-mail: gseitz@jsu.edu Press Box: (256) 782-5533 Website: jsugamecocksports.com Overall: MT leads 22-14 Last Meeting: 2/27/09, L, 10-6 Peterson vs. JSU: 19-11

General Information Location: Nashville, Tenn. Colors: Navy, Red and White Nickname: Bruins Conference: Atlantic Sun Home Field: Shelby Park Capacity: NA Head Coach: Dave Jarvis (Arkansas St./1982) School Record: 330-314-1/12 Overall Record: 654-466-1/21 2009 Record: 29-29 A-Sun Record/Finish: 15-15/6th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 5/3 Pitchers (R/L): 2/2 Contact: Brian Karst Office: (615) 460-8023 E-mail: brian.karst@belmont.edu Press Box: N/A Website: www.belmont.edu/athletics Overall: MT leads 32-7 Last Meeting: 4/28/09, W, 7-5 Peterson vs. BU: 18-4

General Information Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Colors: Orange and White Nickname: Volunteers Conference: Southeastern (East) Home Field: Lindsey Nelson Stadium Capacity: 3,800 Head Coach: Todd Raleigh (W. Carolina/1991) School Record: 53-58/2 Overall Record: 310-267/10 2009 Record: 26-29 SEC Record/Finish: 11-19/6th East Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 6/3 Pitchers (R/L): 13/7 Contact: Cameron Harris Office: (865) 974-8876 Cell: (817) 408-7604 E-mail: CHarri48@utk.edu Press Box: (865) 974-3376 Website: www.utsports.com Overall: UT leads 28-14 Last Meeting: 5/12/09, L, 5-4 (11) Peterson vs. UT: 8-22

Lindsey Nelson Stadium

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Opponents ULM Warhawks

Lipscomb Bisons

Arkansas State Indians

Reese Smith Field Murfreesboro, Tenn. March 12 - 6 PM March 13 - 4 PM March 14 - 1 PM

Ken Dugan Field March 16 - 3 PM Reese Smith Field March 31 - 6 PM

Tomlinson Stadium Jonesboro, Ark. March 19 - 6 PM March 20 - 4 PM March 21 - 1 PM

General Information Location: Monroe, La. Colors: Maroon and Gold Nickname: Warhawks Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Warhawk Field Capacity: 3,000 Head Coach: Jeff Schexnaider (ULM/1987) School Record: 97-79/3 Overall Record: Same 2009 Record: 32-37 SBC Record/Finish: 12-17/7th Postseason: NA Letterwinners (R/L): 19/13 Contact: Adam Prendergast Office: (318) 342-5463 Cell: (318) 953-4234 E-mail: prendergast@ulm.edu Press Box: (318) 342-5476 Website: www.ulmathletics.com Overall: Tied 5-5 Last Meeting: 5/24/09, W, 3-1 Peterson vs. ULM: 5-5

General Information Location: Nashville, Tenn. Colors: Purple and Gold Nickname: Bisons Conference: Atlantic Sun Home Field: Ken Dugan Field Capacity: 1,000 Head Coach: Jeff Forehand (Belmont/1989) School Record: 85-92/3 Overall Record: 296-234-1/9 2009 Record: 24-32 A-Sun Record/Finish: 17-13/2nd Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 7/5 Pitchers (R/L): 7/12 Contact: Trevor Garrett Office: (615) 966-5990 Cell: (615) 479-6133 E-mail: garretttj@lipscomb.edu Press Box: (615) 479-6133 Website: www.lipscombsports.com Overall: MT leads 20-16 Last Meeting: 3/24/09, L, 9-7 Peterson vs. LU: 14-6

General Information Location: Jonesboro, Ark. Colors: Scarlet and Black Nickname: Red Wolves Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field Capacity: 1,200 Head Coach: Tommy Raffo (Mississippi State/1990) School Record: 23-30/1 Overall Record: Same 2009 Record: 23-30 SBC Record/Finish: 12-18/9th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 5/3 Pitchers (R/L): 2/1 Contact: Van Provence Office: (870) 972-2707 Cell: (870) 897-5010 E-mail: vprovence@astate.edu Press Box: (870) 972-3383 Website: www.astateredwolves.com Overall: MT leads 21-7 Last Meeting: 3/15/09, W, 10-3 Peterson vs. ASU: 21-7

South Alabama Jaguars

Austin Peay Governors

Florida Atlantic Owls

Reese Smith Field Murfreesboro, Tenn. March 60 - 6 PM March 27 - 4 PM March 28 - 1 PM

Raymond Hand Park March 30 - 6 PM Reese Smith Field April 7 - 6 PM

FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Fla. April 2 - 6:30 PM April 3 - 4 PM April 4 - 1 PM

General Information Location: Mobile, Ala. Colors: Blue, Red and White Nickname: Jaguars Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Stanky Field Capacity: 3,575 Head Coach: Steve Kittrell (S. Alabama/1971) School Record: 990-589-1/26 Overall Record: 1,023-608-1/27 2009 Record: 25-30 SBC Record/Finish: 13-16/6th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 6/3 Pitchers (R/L): 9/6 Contact: Brian Fremund Office: (251) 414-8022 Home: NA E-mail: NA Press Box: (251) 461-1842 Website: www.usajaguars.com Overall: USA leads 28-16 Last Meeting: 4/26/09, W, 11-5 Peterson vs. USA: 13-26

General Information Location: Clarksville, Tenn. Colors: Red and White Nickname: Governors Conference: Ohio Valley Home Field: Raymond Hand Park Capacity: 1,500 Head Coach: Gary McClure (APSU/1987) School Record: 650-603-4/23 Overall Record: Same 2009 Record: 22-30 OVC Record/Finish: 7-12/9th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 9/1 Pitchers (R/L): 5/2 Contact: Cody Bush Office: (931) 221-7561 Home: (931) 906-5712 E-mail: bush@apsu.edu Press Box: (931) 221-7406 Website: www.apsugovernors.com Overall: MT leads 80-35 Last Meeting: 4/29/09, W, 18-13 Peterson vs. APSU: 45-19

General Information Location: Boca Raton, Fla. Colors: Blue and Red Nickname: Owls Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: FAU Stadium Capacity: 2,000 Head Coach: John McCormack (Lynn/1990) School Record: 30-26/1 Overall Record: Same 2008 Record: 30-26 SBC Record/Finish: 12-17/8th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): NA Pitchers (R/L): NA Contact: Jared Smith Office: (561) 702-5537 Cell: NA E-mail: jsmit295@fau.edu Press Box: (561) 297-3455 Website: www.fausports.com Overall: MT leads 8-6 Last Meeting: 5/22/09, W, 12-7 Peterson vs. FAU: 8-6

2009 Sun Belt Champions

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Florida International Golden Panthers

Vanderbilt Commodores

Troy Trojans

Reese Smith Field Murfreesboro, Tenn. April 9 - 6 PM April 10 - 4 PM April 11 - 12 PM

Charles Hawkins Field April 13 - 6 PM Reese Smith Field April 21- 6 PM

Riddle-Pace Field Troy, Ala. April 16 - 6 PM April 17 - 6 PM April 18 - 1 PM

General Information Location: Miami, Fla. Colors: Blue and Gold Nickname: Golden Panthers Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: FIU Stadium at University Park Capacity: 2,000 Head Coach: Henry “Turtle” Thomas (High Point, 1975) School Record: 54-59/2 Overall Record: Same 2009 Record: 34-23 SBC Record/Finish: 18-12/4th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 7/3 Pitchers (R/L): 4/1 Contact: Mat Ratner Office: (305) 348-1496 Cell: (561) 441-8057 E-mail: mratner@fiu.edu Press Box: (787) 248-3061 Website: www.fiusports.com Overall: MT leads 15-12 Last Meeting: 4/12/09, W, 13-9 Peterson vs. FIU: 15-12

General Information Location: Nashville, Tenn. Colors: Black and Gold Nickname: Commodores Conference: Southeastern Home Field: Charles Hawkins Field Capacity: 3,700 Head Coach: Tim Corbin (Ohio Wesleyan/1984) School Record: 276-157/7 Overall Record: 382-295/12 2009 Record: 37-12 SEC Record/Finish: 12-17/4th East Postseason: NCAA Louisville Regional, 3-2 Starters (R/L): 7/2 Pitchers (R/L): 10/4 Contact: Thomas Samuel Office: (615) 343-0020 Cell: (615) 512-6303 E-mail: thomas.samuel@vanderbilt.edu Press Box: (615) 320-0436 Website: www.vucommodores.com Overall: VU leads 45-23 Last Meeting: 5/31/09, L, 6-0 Peterson vs. VU: 16-29

General Information Location: Troy, Ala. Colors: Cardinal, Silver and Black Nickname: Trojans Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Riddle-Pace Field Capacity: 2,000 Head Coach: Bobby Pierce (Alabama/1982) School Record: 246-162/7 Overall Record: 781-365/21 2009 Record: 33-23 SBC Record/Finish: 18-10/3rd Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 5/4 Pitchers (R/L): 7/9 Contact: Ricky Hazel Office: (334) 670-3832 Cell: (334) 372-7032 E-mail: jehazel@troy.edu Press Box: (334) 670-5701 Website: www.troytrojans.com Overall: Troy leads 18-13 Last Meeting: 5/3/09, L, 7-6 Peterson vs. Troy: 13-18

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

UALR Trojans

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

Reese Smith Field April 20 - 11 AM Averitt Express Baseball Complex May 11 - 6 PM

Reese Smith Field Murfreesboro, Tenn. April 23 - 6 PM April 24 - 4 PM April 25 - 1 PM

M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field Lafayette, La. April 30 - 6:30 PM May 1 - 2 PM May 2 - 1 PM

General Information Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Colors: Purple and Gold Nickname: Golden Eagles Conference: Ohio Valley Home Field: Averitt Express Baseball Complex Capacity: 1,000 Head Coach: Matt Bragga (Kentucky/1994) School Record: 138-183-2/6 Overall Record: 286-270-2/9 2009 Record: 31-24-1 OVC Record/Finish: 10-11-1/5th Postseason: NCAA Clemson Regional, 1-2 Starters (R/L): 5/3 Pitchers (R/L): NA Contact: Nick Heidelberger Office: (931) 372-3293 Cell: NA E-mail: heidelberger@tntech.edu Press Box: NA Website: ttusports.com Overall: MT leads 72-30-1 Last Meeting: 2/25/09, W, 9-8 Peterson vs. TTU: 37-20-1

General Information Location: Little Rock, Ark. Colors: Maroon, Silver and Black Nickname: Trojans Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Gary Hogan Field Capacity: 1,000 Head Coach: Scott Norwood (Oral Roberts/1988) School Record: 16-34/1 Overall Record: 305-174/9 2009 Record: 16-34 SBC Record/Finish: 7-21/11th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 3/5 Pitchers (R/L): 6/2 Contact: Joe Angolia Office: (501) 569-3449 Cell: (501) 351-1060 E-mail: jaangolia@ualr.edu Press Box: (501) 351-1060 Website:www.ualrtrojans.com Overall: MT leads 21-5 Last Meeting: 3/29/09, W, 11-7 Peterson vs. UALR: 21-5

General Information Location: Lafayette, La. Colors: Vermillion and White Nickname: Ragin’ Cajuns Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: M. L. “Tigue” Moore, Jr. Field Capacity: 3,755 Head Coach: Tony Robichaux (McNeese State/1986) School Record: 539-360/16 Overall Record: 802-537/23 2009 Record: 27-30-1 SBC Record/Finish: 14-15/5th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): 6/2 Pitchers (R/L): 8/7 Contact: Matt Hebert Office: (337) 482-6330 Cell: (337) 288-6023 E-mail: matth@louisiana.edu Press Box: (337) 851-2255 Website: www.ragincajuns.com Overall: UL leads 27-22 Last Meeting: 5/23/09, W, 6-2 Peterson vs. UL: 18-20

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide


Opponents New Orleans Privateers Maestri Field at Privateer Park New Orleans, La. March 6 - 6:30 PM March 7 - 4 PM March 8 - 1 PM General Information Location: New Orleans, La. Colors: Royal Blue and Silver Nickname: Privateers Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Maestri Field at Privateer Park Capacity: 4,200 Head Coach: Bruce Peddi (Mansfield, 1987) School Record: First Season Overall Record: First season 2009 Record: 22-33 SBC Record/Finish: 12-18/10th Postseason: NA Starters (R/L): NA Pitchers (R/L): NA Contact: Rob Broussard Office: (504) 280-7027 Cell: (504) 628-3895 E-mail: rbrouss1@uno.edu Press Box: TBA Website: www.unoprivateers.com Overall: UNO leads 21-16 Last Meeting: 3/8/09, W, 12-2 Peterson vs. UNO: 14-17

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Nick Denes Field Bowling Green, Ky. May 20 - 6 PM May 21 - 3 PM May 22 - 1 PM General Information Location: Bowling Green, Ky. Colors: Red and White Nickname: Hilltoppers Conference: Sun Belt Home Field: Nick Denes Field Capacity: 2,500 Head Coach: Chris Finwood (VMI/1988) School Record: 122-107/4 Overall Record: 174-204/7 2009 Record: 42-20 SBC Record/Finish: 21-8/T-1st Postseason: Oxford Regional, 3-2 Starters (R/L): 5/4 Pitchers (R/L): 2/1 Contact: Michael Schroeder Office: (270) 745-4298 Cell: (309) 212-6942 E-mail: michael.schroeder@wku.edu Press Box: (270) 745-4281 Website: www.wkusports.com Overall: MT leads 50-44 Last Meeting: 5/15/09, W, 11-5 Peterson vs. WKU: 32-21

Middle Tennessee vs ... 1974 - Present

Opponent W-L Adelphi College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 UALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-5 Arkansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Aurora College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-35 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Bellarmine College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 Berry College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Birmingham So.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Bowling Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Bradley College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Calvin College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Centenary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Central Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Columbus College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-16 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 East Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-9 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-21 Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Fisk College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Florida Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-6 FIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-12 Fort Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Ga-Southwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Hope College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16-4 IP-Fort Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 IUPUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Jacksonville St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-14 Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10 Lamar Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Lambuth College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 Lewis and Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Lincoln College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-16 UL-Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-27 UL-Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Louisiana Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7 Luther College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-38 Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2

2009 Sun Belt Champions

Opponent W-L Miami (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Miami (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Millikin College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23 Montevallo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Morehead St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-23 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-39 New Mexico State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7 New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Nissan Semi-Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 North Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-7-1 North Central Ill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Northeastern Ill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Northern Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Northwestern State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Old Dominion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6 Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Pepperdine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Plymouth State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Mary’s College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0 Siena Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 S. Alabama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-28 SE Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-13 SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7 Southern Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Southern Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-2 Tenn. Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-30-1 Tennessee Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Tennessee Wesleyan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-4-1 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-34 Union College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 UNC-Asheville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 UT-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-45 Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Western Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-45 West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Wis.-Eau Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Wis.-Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 Wis.-Whitewater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Wright State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1056-790-7 (.569)

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Career Records Career Offensive

GAMES PLAYED Player GP 1. Chuck Akers 235 2. Jeff Beachum 225 3. Clay Snellgrove 224 4. Phillip Edwards 223 5. Darryl Steakley 219 6. G. Zimmermann 217 7. Rawley Bishop 213 8. Nathan Hines 212 9. Doug Barner 208 10. Nate Jaggers 206

Years 2001-04 2004-07 1994-97 1989-92 1987-90 1986-89 2006-09 2005-09 1993-96 2002-05

BATTING AVERAGE Player BA 1. Bryce Brentz .400 2. Todd Martin .392 3. Josh Renick .381 4. Scott Turner .374 5. Bryan Peck .373 6. Gary Myers .365 7. Wayne Kendrick .363 8. Eric McNamee .362 9. Justin Sims .361 10. Eric Graves .358

Years 20082005-06 2000-01 1982-83 1999-00 1991-92 2004-07 2004-05 2000-02 1978-79

HITS Player H 1. Jeff Beachum 323 2. Nathan Hines 286 3. Clay Snellgrove 269 4. Rawley Bishop 267 5. Nate Jaggers 256 6. Mudcat Brewer 245 7. Chuck Akers 238 8. Chris Whitehead 209 9. G. Zimmermann 208 10. Josh Archer 204

Years 2003-06 2005-09 1994-97 2006-09 2002-05 1991-94 2001-04 1986-88 1986-89 2002-05

Rawley Bishop holds five career records at Middle Tennessee. RUNS Player R 1. Rawley Bishop 215 2. Jeff Beachum 179 3. Nathan Hines 172 4. Josh Pride 171 5. Chris Whitehead 166 6. Mudcat Brewer 163 7. Chuck Akers 160 8. Eddie Pye 159 9. G. Zimmermann 148 10. Doug Barner 147

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Years 2006-09 2004-07 2005-09 1997-00 1986-88 1991-93 2001-04 1986-88 1986-89 1993-96

AT BATS Player AB 1. Jeff Beachum 935 2. Nathan Hines 858 3. Chuck Akers 849 4. Clay Snellgrove 831 5. Nate Jaggers 784 t6. Mudcat Brewer 759 t6. Rawley Bishop 759 8. Darryl Steakley 757 9. Phillip Edwards 743 10. G. Zimmermann 741

Years 2004-07 2005-09 2001-04 1994-97 2002-05 1991-94 2006-09 1987-90 1989-92 1986-89

SINGLES Player 1. Clay Snellgrove 2. Chuck Akers 3. Nate Jaggers 4. Nathan Hines 5. Jeff Beachum 6. Phillip Edwards 7. Craig Reavis 8. Rawley Bishop 9. Mudcat Brewer 10. Kyle Thomas

1B 194 189 180 179 177 160 158 157 151 143

Years 1994-97 2001-04 2002-05 2009 2004-07 1989-92 1993-95 2006-09 1991-94 1998-01

DOUBLES Player 1. Nathan Hines 2. Clay Snellgrove t3. Jeff Beachum t3. Rawley Bishop 5. Brett Carroll t6. Mudcat Brewer t6. G. Zimmermann 8. Bryan Peck 9. Doug Barner 10. Nate Jaggers

2B 65 63 57 57 50 51 51 48 45 44

Years 2005-09 1994-97 2004-07 2006-09 2002-04 1991-94 1986-89 1999-00 1993-96 2002-05

TRIPLES Player 1. Chris Whitehead 2. Nathan Hines t3. Mudcat Brewer t3. Eddie Pye t3. Eric Graves t6. Justin Sims t6. Jeremy Owens t6. Jeff Avery t6. Darryl Steakley t6. Chuck Akers t10. Jason Maxwell t10. Danny Moore t10. Steve Zitney t10. Wayne Kendrick

3B 17 13 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7

Years 1986-88 2005-09 1991-94 1986-88 1978-79 2000-02 1996-98 1987-90 1987-90 2001-04 1991-93 1976-77 1973-76 2004-07

HOME RUNS Player HR 1. Rawley Bishop 51 2. Bryce Brentz 46 3. Josh Pride 44 4. Ty Curley 40 5. Brett Carroll 39 t6. Doug Barner 35 t6. Chris Whitehead 35 t8. Bryan Peck 34 t8. Chris Price 34 t10. Mudcat Brewer 33 t10. Dwight Robinson 33

Years 2006-09 20081997-00 1996-99 2002-04 1993-94 1986-88 1999-00 1991-94 1991-94 1989-91

RUNS BATTED IN Player RBI 1. Rawley Bishop 201 2. Nathan Hines 196 3. G. Zimmermann 168 4. Mudcat Brewer 159 5. Nate Jaggers 154

Years 2006-09 2005-09 1986-89 1991-94 2002-05

t6. Josh Pride t6. Bryce Brentz 8. Clay Snellgrove 9. Jeff Beachum t10. Doug Barner t10. Bryan Peck

141 141 140 138 137 137

1997-00 20081994-97 2004-07 1993-96 1999-00

TOTAL BASES Player TB 1. Rawley Bishop 483 2. Nathan Hines 464 t3. Jeff Beachum 415 t3. Mudcat Brewer 415 5. Nate Jaggers 394 6. Josh Pride 379 7. Clay Snellgrove 368 8. Chris Whitehead 363 9. Brett Carroll 358 t10. G. Zimmermann 355 t10. Bryce Brentz 355

Years 2006-09 2005-09 2003-06 1991-94 2002-05 1997-00 1994-97 1986-88 2002-04 1986-89 2008-

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Player SLG% 1. Bryce Brentz .807 1. Bryan Peck .720 2. Todd Martin .668 3. Jayhawk Owens .644 4. Rawley Bishop .636 5. Bob Tribbey .607 6. Ty Curley .604 7. Mike Messerly .604 8. Josh Pride .599 9. Justin Sims .593 t10. Chris Whitehead .592 t10. Scott Sain .592

Years 20081999-00 2005-06 1988-90 2006-09 1985-86 1996-99 1987-88 1997-00 2000-02 1986-88 1973-74

Clay Snellgrove ranks in the top 10 in six career records at Middle Tennessee.

WALKS Player BB 1. Rawley Bishop 135 2. Chris Whitehead 129 3. Doug Barner 123 4. Eddie Pye 116 5. Josh Pride 113 6. Chuck Akers 106 t7. G. Zimmerman 103 t7. Eric McNamee 103 9. Phillip Edwards 96 t10. Craig Reavis 94 t10. Steve Zitney 94

Years 2006-09 1986-88 1993-96 1986-88 1997-00 2001-04 1986-89 2004-05 1989-92 1993-95 1973-76

STRIKEOUTS Player K 1. Marcus Taylor 197 2. Jordan Beddies 193 3. Josh Archer 177 4. Chuck Akers 169 t5. Chris Price 155 t5. Brett Carroll 155 7. Chris Whitehead 151

Years 2003-06 1994-97 2002-05 2001-04 1991-94 2002-04 1986-88

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8. Ty Curley 134 1996-99 9. Rawley Bishop 135 2006-09 10. Troy Harp 125 2001-04 HIT BY PITCH Player HBP 1. Rawley Bishop 37 2. Mudcat Brewer 24 t3. Jason Howarth 22 t3. Brett Carroll 22 6. Chuck Akers 20 t7. Josh Archer 19 t7. Ken Finley 19 t7. Jayhawk Owens 19 t10. Jeff Beachum 18 t10. Doug Barner 18

Years 2006-09 1991-94 1999-02 2002-04 2001-04 2002-05 1992-93 1988-90 2004-07 1993-96

SACRIFICES Player SAC 1. Chuck Akers 30 2. Clay Snellgrove 24 t3. Wes Whitehead 22 t3. Nathan Hines 22 4. Jason Howarth 21 t6. Ken Finley 19 t6. Jayhawk Owens 19 7. Troy Harp 18 8. Bryan Peck 17 9. Darryl Steakley 16

Years 2001-04 1994-97 1997-00 2005-09 1999-02 1992-93 1988-60 2001-04 1999-00 1987-89

Career Pitching

GAMES STARTED Player GS 1. Chris Norton 55 2. John Williams 50 3. Dave Richardson 46 4. Dewon Brazelton 43 5. Jamie Powers 39 t6. Kris Lammers 37 t6. Patrick Mayes 37 t8. S. Sonneberger 36 t8. Mark Novak 36 t10. Greg Johnson 34 t10. James Birkofer 34

Years 1985-88 2001-04 1985-88 1999-01 1996-99 1998-01 1992-95 1983-86 1980-83 1985-87 1990-93

WINS Player W 1. Dave Richardson 29 2. Dewon Brazelton 28 3. Mark Novak 25 4. John Williams 23 t5. Chris Norton 22 t5. Marty Smith 22 7. Matt Scott 20 t8. S. Sonneberger 19 t8. Greg Johnson 19 t10. Chris Crabtree 18 t10. Tyler Copeland 18

Years 1985-88 1999-01 1980-83 2001-04 1985-88 1981-84 20041983-86 1985-87 1990-91 2003-07

LOSSES Player L 1. Chris Norton 21 2. Jamie Powers 18 3. Chad Kirby 17 4. Dave Richardson 16 t5. S. Sonneberger 15 t5. Jeff Parsons 15 t5. Chris Mobley 15 8. Kris Lammers 14 t9. Greg Johnson 13 t9. Jack Laverty 13

Years 1985-88 1996-00 1995-98 1985-88 1983-86 1998-00 2002-04 1998-01 1985-87 1971-74

SAVES Player S Years 1. George Oleksik 16 1993-96 t2. Chase Swing 15 2002-05 t2. Coty Woods 15 2009


Career Records 4. Marty Smith 10 5. Kevin Davis 9 t6. Allan Woodward 8 t6. Rob Angell 8 t6. Jeremy Armstrong 8 t6. Joe Dalton 8 t10. Brad Howard 7 t10. Jay Lindsey 7 t10. Brett Reilley 7

1981-84 1997-01 2005-06 1989-90 2000-02 1993-96 1997-00 1991-92 2006-07

EARNED RUN AVERAGE Player ERA 1. B. J. Mahaffey 1.18 2. Coty Woods 1.62 3. Rob Angell 2.05 4. George Ploucher 2.32 5. Prestley Guy 2.61 6. Billy Krei 2.68 7. Jack Laverty 2.70 8. Gary Melson 2.79 9. L. Bruno 2.88 10. Mike McLaury 2.94

Years 1973-74 2009 1989-90 1974-76 1970-72 1974-75 1971-74 1973-75 1981-82 1992-93

STRIKEOUTS Player K 1. Dewon Brazelton 335 2. John Williams 294 3. Chris Norton 282 4. Dave Richardson 253 5. Chris Mobley 242 6. S. Sonneberger 225 7. Chris Crabtree 219 8. Matt Scott 206 9. Jack Laverty 181 10. Greg Johnson 177

Years 1999-01 2001-04 1985-88 1985-88 2002-04 1983-86 1990-91 2004-07 1971-74 1985-87

WALKS Player BB 1. Dave Richardson 154 2. S. Sonneberger 146 3. Chris Norton 140 4. Jamie Powers 136 5. Greg Johnson 132 6. John Williams 127 7. Gary Melson 124 8. James Birkofer 120 9. Jack Laverty 117 10. Jeff Parsons 116

Years 1985-88 1983-86 1990-91 1996-00 1985-87 2001-04 1972-75 1990-93 1971-74 1998-00

WINNING PERCENTAGE (Minimum 10 Decisions) Player Pct. (Rec.) Years 1. J. Moore .833 (10-2) 1980-83 2. B. J. Mahaffey .818 (9-2) 1973-74 t3. Matt Scott .769 (20-6) 2004-07 t3. B. Vetter .769 (10-3) 1986-87 t3. R. Angell .769 (10-3) 1989-90

Dave Richardson (middle) ranks in the top 10 of 13 pitching records.

6. J. Stanton .739 (17-6) 1993-96 7. D. Brazelton .737 (28-10) 1999-01 8. K. Roberts .727 (16-6) 2007t9. B. Howard .722 (13-5) 1997-00 t9. S. Lay .722 (13-5) 1994-97 t11. M. Novak .714 (25-10) 1980-83 t11. L. Bruno .714 (10-4) 1981-82 t11. G. Ploucher .714 (15-6) 1974-76 INNINGS PITCHED Player 1. Chris Norton 2. John Williams 3. D. Richardson 4. D. Brazelton 5. S. Sonneberger 6. Mark Novak 7. Patrick Mayes 8. Matt Scott 9. James Birkofer 10. Marty Smith

IP Years 380.0 1985-88 320.2 2001-04 311.0 1985-88 310.0 1999-01 270.2 1983-86 246.2 1980-83 239.2 1992-95 232.1 2004-07 220.0 1990-93 219.0 1981-84

COMPLETE GAMES Player CG 1. Dave Richardson 23 2. Dewon Brazelton 22 3. Chris Norton 19 4. Mark Novak 18 5. Mike Moore 17 6. S. Sonneberger 15 7. Chris Crabtree 12 t8. Mike McLaury 11 t8. Tom Wilson 11 t10. Chad Kirby 10 t10. George Ploucher 10

Years 1985-88 1999-01 1985-88 1980-83 1977-78 1983-86 1990-91 1992-93 1978-81 1995-98 1974-76

Career Defensive

PUTOUTS Player 1. Rawley Bishop 2. Josh Archer 3. Kyle Thomas 4. Troy Harp 5. G. Zimmerman 6. Tim Goff 7. Mike Messerly 8. M. McKenry 9. A. Thompson 10. Jamie Hicks

PO Years 1326 2006-09 1287 2002-05 1067 1998-01 1065 2001-04 884 1986-89 833 1983-86 795 1987-88 791 2004-06 783 1994-97 771 1991-94

ASSISTS Player A 1. Clay Snellgrove 695 2. Jeff Beachum 610 3. Wes Whitehead 561 4. Phillip Edwards 556 5. Eddie Pye 503 t6. Jason Howarth 403 t6. Chris Whitehead 403 t6. Wayne Kendrick 403 8. Darryl Steakley 388 9. Doug Barner 379 10. Jason Maxwell 376

Years 1994-97 2003-06 1997-00 1989-92 1986-88 1999-02 1986-88 2004-07 1987-90 1993-96 1993-96

ERRORS Player E 1. Chris Whitehead 84 2. Eddie Pye 83 3. Jeff Beachum 76 4. Doug Barner 75 5. Phillip Edwards 64 t6. Clay Snellgrove 60 t6. Wes Whitehead 60 8. Ralph David 58 9. Brett Carroll 56 10. Jason Maxwell 50

Years 1986-88 1986-88 2003-06 1993-96 1989-92 1994-97 1997-00 1981-84 2002-04 1991-93

Team Single-Season Records

Batting Records

At Bats 1. 2280 2. 2189 3. 2146 4. 2136 5. 2070

Year 2009 2007 2008 2004 2008

Hits 1. 776 2. 706 3. 675 4. 633 5. 625

Year 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004

Batting Avg. Year 1. .340 2009 2. .329 2008 3. .323 1997 4. .318 2005 5. .317 1983 6. .309 1982 Runs Year 1. 545 2009 2. 477 2008 3. 427 2005 4. 419 2006 5. 416 1986 6. 402 2001 Doubles Year 1. 164 2009 2. 129 2008 3. 127 2005 4. 126 2003, 2002 5. 121 2001 Triples Year 1. 29 1987 2. 25 2009 3. 22 1973 4. 19 1992, 2001 5. 18 1986, 1989, 1979, 2006 Home Runs Year 1. 101 2009 2. 90 2008 3. 77 1999 4. 71 1986 5. 70 1990 6. 69 2003 RBI Year 1. 516 2009 2. 446 2008 3. 392 2006 4. 380 2005 5. 359 1986, 2004 6. 352 1999 Total Bases Year 1. 1293 2009 2. 1132 2008 3. 995 2006 4. 960 2004 5. 959 2005 6. 949 1999 Slugging PCT 1. .567 2009 2. .528 2008 3. .510 1997

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4. .497 2006 5. .481 2005 6. .477 1987

3. 261 1999 4. 256 1991 5. 254 1996

Strikeouts Year 1. 451 2004 2. 443 2003 3. 413 2009 4. 407 2008 5. 401 2005

Saves Year 1. 16 1999, 2003, 2009 2. 14 1995, 2004 3. 12 2000, 2006 4. 11 1992 5. 10 2001, 2002, 2008

Walks Year 1. 266 2005 2. 259 2009 3. 260 1985, 2004 4. 258 1988, 2008 5. 257 1995 Stolen Bases Year 1. 118 1985 2. 117 1976 3. 97 1992 4. 80 1986 5. 73 1989 Sacrifices Year 1. 60 2004 2. 56 1995 3. 55 2001 4. 50 2003 5. 47 2006

Pitching Records

Innings Pitched 1. 549 2004 2. 548.1 2009 3. 529 1995 4. 517 2001 5. 508 2008 Complete GM Yr. 1. 27 1988 2. 26 1977, 1975 3. 24 1980, 1974 4. 22 1981 5. 21 1982 Earned Run Avg. 1. 2.25 1974 2. 2.69 1975 3. 3.21 1973 4. 3.37 1982 5. 3.43 1976

Shutouts Year 1. 9 2004 2. 8 1977, 2001 3. 5 1972, 1975, 1978 ,1980, 1984 4. 4 1979, 1981, 1982, 5. 3 1983, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000

Other records

Games Year 1. 63 1995 2. 62 1986, 2004, 2009 3. 61 1991 4. 60 1988, 1999, 5. 58 1985, 2000, 2001, 2003 Wins Year 1. 44 2009 2. 42 1990 3. 41 2001 4. 40 2004 5. 39 1987 Losses Year 1. 33 1991, 1998 2. 32 1986 3. 31 1999 4. 30 2002 5. 29 2008 Winning Pct. Yr. 1. .737 1990 2. .709 1987, 2009 3. .707 2001 4. .703 1979 5. .694 1981 Double Plays Yr. 1. 69 2009 2. 58 2008 3. 57 1993 4. 56 2004 5. 55 1999 6. 54 1992, 1990 Double-Digit Winning Streaks 1. 14 Mar. 28-Apr. 10, 1974 2. 13 Apr. 9-29, 2000 3. 10 Mar. 13-21, 1981

Strikeouts Year 1. 562 2004 2. 513 2001 3. 444 1999 4. 443 2003 5. 433 2002 Base on Balls 1. 308 1985 2. 262 1990

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Single-Season REcords Single-Season Offensive

BATTING AVERAGE (Minimum 100 AB) Player AVG 1. Bryce Brentz .465 2. Harry Gupton .422 3. Josh Renick .420 4. Todd Martin .412 5. A. Thompson .409 t6. Bryan Peck .405 t6. Wayne Kendrick .405 8. Jeff Beachum .395 8. Clay Snellgrove .393 10. Scott Sain .393

Year 2009 1950 2001 2005 1997 2000 2007 2006 1997 1974

BATTING AVERAGE (Less 100 AB) Player (AB) AVG 1. G. E. McCormack (61) .443 t2. Teddy Morris (73) .411 t2. Dave Hall (68) .411 t2. Don Tassey (51) .411 5. Ralph Osteen (88) .398 6. Buck Rolman (65) .385

Year 1957 1962 1959 1959 1950 1957

HITS Player 1. Bryce Brentz 2. Wayne Kendrick 3. Jeff Beachum 4. Rawley Bishop t5. Zach Barrett t5. Nathan Hines t7. Bryan Peck t7. Josh Renick 9. Clay Snellgrove t10. Craig Reavis t10. Justin Sims t10. Nathan Hines

Year 2009 2007 2006 2009 2008 2009 2000 2001 1997 1995 2001 2008

H 107 100 98 96 95 95 94 94 88 87 87 87

Bryce Brentz set the single-season record for hits with 107 in 2009. Brentz also ranks first in batting average, runs, home runs, total bases and slugging percentage. RUNS Player 1. Bryce Brentz 2. Rawley Bishop 3. Josh Renick 4. Josh Pride 5. Eric McNamee t6. Bryan Peck t6. Josh Renick 8. Rawley Bishop t9. Jeff Beachum t9. Wayne Kendrick t11. Eric McNamee t11. Justin Sims t11. Justin Links

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R 79 78 74 73 71 68 68 64 62 62 61 61 61

Year 2009 2009 2001 1999 2004 2000 2000 2008 2006 2007 2005 2001 2000

t11. Justin Links

61 2001

AT BATS Player AB 1. Nathan Hines 270 2. Nathan Hines 253 3. Brett Carroll 252 4. Zach Barrett 249 5. Jeff Beachum 248 6. Wayne Kendrick 247 7. Shane Kemp 246 8. Mike Young 245 9. Marshall Nisbett 243 10. Corey Watkins 242

Year 2009 2008 2004 2008 2006 2007 2004 1988 2001 1991

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE (Minimum 120 AB) Player OB% 1. Gary Myers .554 2. Scott Sain .541 3. Bryce Brentz .535 t4. Todd Martin .516 t5. Andrew Thompson .516 6. Josh Renick .506 7. Rawley Bishop .502 t8. Michael McKenry .494 t8. Rick Cheshire .494 10. Rick Cheshire .492

Year 1992 1974 2009 2005 1997 2001 2009 2006 1977 1976

SINGLES Player 1. Jeff Beachum 2. Craig Reavis t3. Eric McNamee t3. Zach Barrett t5. Josh Renick t5. Rawley Bishop 7. Jeff Beachum 8. Eddie Pye 9. Clay Snellgrove 10. Bryce Brentz

1B 76 74 70 70 64 64 63 61 59 58

Year 2006 1995 2004 2008 2001 2009 2004 1988 1997 2009

DOUBLES Player 1. Nathan Hines 2. Bryan Peck 3. Drew Robertson 4. Bryan Peck 5. Wayne Kendrick t6. Jayhawk Owens t6. Marshall Nisbett t6. Clay Snellgrove t9. Gary Myers t9. Josh Renick t9. Brett Carroll t11. Brandon Johnson t11. Mike Severence t11. G. Zimmerman

2B 27 25 24 23 22 21 21 21 20 20 20 19 19 19

Year 2009 2000 2009 1999 2007 1990 2002 1997 1992 2001 2004 2001 1991 1989

Brett Carroll is tied for third in home runs on the single-season list.

t11. Bob Tribbey t11. Rawley Bishop t11. Bryce Brentz t11. Blake McDade

19 19 19 19

1985 2008 2009 2009

TRIPLES Player 1. Eric Graves t2. Chris Whitehead t2. Justin Sims t2. Nathan Hines t4. Marshall Nisbett t4. Jeremy Owens t4. Eddie Pye t4. Mudcat Brewer t4. Jason Maxwell t4. Jeff Avery t4. Danny Moore t4. Harry Maurice t 4. Nathan Hines

3B 8 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Year 1979 1987 2001 2009 2001 1997 1987 1992 1992 1989 1977 1971 2008

HOME RUNS Player 1. Bryce Brentz 2. Josh Pride t3. Brett Carroll t3. Doug Barner t3. Mike Messerly t6. Chris Whitehead t6. Bryce Brentz t6. Rawley Bishop t7. Bryan Peck t7. Bryan Peck t7. Jayhawk Owens t7. Rawley Bishop

HR 28 22 19 19 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17

Year 2009 1999 2003 1996 1988 1986 2008 2008 2000 1999 1990 2007

RUNS BATTED IN Player 1. Bryan Peck t2. Bryce Brentz t2. Nathan Hines 4. Mike Messerly 5. Rawley Bishop t6. Michael McKenry t6. Bryce Brentz t8. Jayhawk Owens t8. Justin Sims 10. Rawley Bishop t11. Todd Martin t11. Nate Jaggers

RBI 81 73 73 71 69 68 68 66 66 65 60 60

Year 2000 2009 2009 1988 2008 2006 2008 1990 2001 2007 2006 2005

TOTAL BASES Player 1. Bryce Brentz 2. Bryan Peck 3. Nathan Hines 4. Josh Pride 5. Rawley Bishop 6. Rawley Bishop 7. Bryan Peck 8. Brett Carroll 9. Justin Sims 10. Wayne Kendrick

TB 214 174 167 165 157 156 150 148 147 143

Year 2009 2000 2009 1999 2009 2008 1999 2003 2001 2007

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Player SLG% 1. Bryce Brentz .930 1. Bryan Peck .750 2. Josh Pride .733 3. Doug Hicks .708 4. Rawley Bishop .700 5. Doug Barner .702 6. Jayhawk Owens .689 7. Bryan Peck .688 t8. Ty Curley .682 t8. A. Thompson .682 10. Todd Martin .678

Year 2009 2000 1999 1978 2008 1992 1990 1999 1998 1997 2006

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STOLEN BASES Player 1. Mike Young 2. Doug Hicks 3. Corey Watkins 4. Danny Moore 5. Chris Price t6. Eddie Pye t6. Josh Renick t6. Jeremy Owens t6. Matt Ray 9. Ken Finley 10. Ben Lankster

SB 38 29 28 26 25 24 24 24 24 23 22

Year 1989 1979 1991 1976 1994 1988 2001 1998 2007 1992 1976

WALKS Player 1. Eric McNamee 2. Eric McNamee 3. Craig Reavis 4. Chris Whitehead t5. Chris Whitehead t5. Eddie Pye t5. Rick Cheshire t8. Rick Cheshire t8. Rawley Bishop t10. Gary Myers t10. Kerry Maxwell

BB 53 50 48 47 46 46 46 43 43 42 42

Year 2005 2004 1995 1988 1987 1986 1976 1977 2009 1992 1978

STRIKEOUTS Player 1. Josh Archer 2. Jordan Beddies 3. Chris Whitehead t4. Jordan Beddies t4. Darius Gash t4. Brett Carroll 7. Shane Kemp 8. Marcus Taylor 9. Jeremy Owens 10. Brett Carroll

K 67 63 62 58 58 58 56 55 54 53

Year 2003 1995 1986 1996 1990 2004 2004 2004 1998 2003

HIT BY PITCH Player 1. Rawley Bishop 2. Josh Renick t3. Brett Carroll t3. Chad Cooper t3. Jayhawk Owens t3. Ken Finley t7. Jeff Beachum t7. Ty Curley t7. Bryan Peck t7. Ken Finley t7. Mudcat Brewer t7. Nate Jaggers t7. Jason Howarth

HBP 13 11 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Year 2007 2001 2003 2003 1990 1993 2004 1999 1999 1992 199 2002 2001

Chris Mobley recorded 122 strikeouts in 2004 to rank third on the single-season list. Mobley is also tied for fourth in games started.


Single-Season Records SACRIFICES Player 1. Drew Robertson 2. Chuck Akers t3. Wayne Kendrick t3. Mike Messerly t3. Chuck Akers t6. Jason Howarth t6. Darryl Steakley t8. Phillip Campbell t8. Doug Barner t10. Clay Snellgrove t10. Clay Snellgrove t10. Phillip Edwards

SAC 16 13 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

Year 2007 2004 2006 1988 2003 1999 1988 2001 1995 1995 1995 1990

Single-Season Pitching

APPEARANCES Player APP t1. Brett Reilley 32 t1. Coty Woods 32 3. George Oleksik 30 4. Aaron Barnett 29 t5. Chase Swing 27 t5. Brett Allen 27 t5. Jay Lindsey 27 t5. Langdon Stanley 27 t9. Allan Woodward 26 t9. Josh Anderson 26 t9. Kevin Davis 26

Year 2007 2009 1995 1999 2003 1999 1991 2008 2006 2005 2000

WINS Player W Year 1. Dave Richardson 14 1998 2. Dewon Brazelton 13 2001 3. Dave Richardson 12 1987 t4. Bob Hardin 11 1977 t4. Kenneth Roberts 11 2009 t6. Matt Scott 10 2005 t6. Chris Crabtree 10 1990 t6. Jack Laverty 10 1973 t6. Mike Moore 10 1977 t10. Greg Cunnyngham 9 1968 t10. Steve Sonneberger 9 1986 LOSSES Player L 1. Chad Kirby 9 2. Greg Ruffo 8 t3. Adam Larson 7 t3. Mike McLaury 7 t3. Chris Crabtree 7 t3. Mike Moore 7 t7. Kris Lammers 6 t7. Jeff Parsons 6 t7. Jamie Powers 6 t7. Cam Newitt 6 t7. Jeff Parsons 6 t7. Richie Conway 6 t7. Scott Duff 6 t7. Chris Norton 6 t7. Chris Norton 6 t7. Bob Hardin 6

Year 1997 1991 2002 1993 1991 1978 2001 2000 1999 1999 1998 1995 1989 1986 1985 1977

SAVES Player 1. Coty Woods 2. Chase Swing 3. George Oleksik t4. George Oleksik t4. Jay Lindsey t4. Dean Hanks t7. Brad Howard t7. Kevin Davis t7. Aaron Barnett t7. Rob Angell t7. Steve Kline t7. Brett Reilley

Year 2009 2003 1995 1996 1991 1992 2000 2000 1999 1989 2004 2007

S 15 11 10 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

EARNED RUN AVERAGE Player ERA 1. Billy Joe Mahaffey 0.60 2. Prestley Guy 0.72 3. Rob Angell 1.07 4. G. Cunnyngham 1.24 5. Dewon Brazelton 1.42 6. Coty Woods 1.62 7. Billy Joe Mahaffey 1.68 8. Gary Matthews 1.96 9. Jack Laverty 2.00 10. George Ploucher 2.03

Year 1973 1972 1989 1966 2001 2009 1974 1974 1973 1975

INNINGS PITCHED Player IP 1. D. Richardson 127.1 2. D. Brazelton 127.0 3. Chris Crabtree 118.0 4. D. Richardson 114.2 5. S. Sonneberger 111.1 6. Mike McLaury 111.0 7. Chris Norton 107.2 8. Kenneth Roberts 103.2 9. Chris Norton 103.0 t10. Mike McLaury 100.0 t10. John Williams 100.0

WALKS Player BB Year 1. Steve Sonneberger 55 1985 2. Jack Laverty 54 1973 t3. Steve Sonneberger 51 1988 t3. Jamie Hill 51 1988 t5. Jamie Powers 50 1999 t5. Mike Moore 50 1978 7. Gary Melson 49 1974 8. Scott Morgan 48 1990 t9. Dave Richardson 47 1988 t9. David Booker 47 1979 t9. Gary Melson 47 1974

Year 1988 2001 1991 1987 1986 1993 1988 2009 1986 1992 2004

STRIKEOUTS Player 1. Dewon Brazelton 2. Dave Richardson 3. Chris Mobley 4. Chris Crabtree 5. John Williams 6. Chris Crabtree 7. S. Sonneberger 8. Dewon Brazelton 9. Jack Laverty 10. Adam Larson

GAMES STARTED Player GS Year 1. Chris Crabtree 18 1991 t2. Dave Richardson 17 1988 t2. Jason Stanton 17 1995 t4. Chris Mobley 16 2004 t4. Greg Raffo 16 1991 t4. Steve Sonneberger 16 1986 t4. Kenneth Roberts 16 2009 t7. Steve Kline 15 2003 t7. Dewon Brazelton 15 2001 t7. Dewon Brazelton 15 2000 t7. Jamie Powers 15 1999 t7. Mike McLaury 15 1993 t7. Chris Crabtree 15 1990 t7. Chris Norton 15 1988 COMPLETE GAMES Player 1. Dave Richardson 2. Dewon Brazelton 3. Dave Richardson 4. Mike Moore t5. Richie Conway t5. Chris Crabtree t5. Chris Norton t5. S. Sonneberger t5. Mike Moore t5. George Ploucher

CG 13 11 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8

Year 1988 2001 1987 1977 1995 1991 1988 1986 1978 1975

Dewon Brazelton is listed in almost every pitching category in the single-season record books including first in opponent batting average and second in wins.

K 154 128 122 116 109 103 102 98 91 90

Year 2001 1988 2004 1991 2004 1990 1986 2000 1973 2002

OPPONENT BATTING AVERAGE (SINCE 1990) Player B/AVG Year 1. D. Brazelton .179 2001 2. Steve Kline .183 2001 3. Joe Dalton .190 1993 4. Brad Howard .192 2000 5. Jay Lindsey .197 1991 6. Jason Moates .200 2001 7. Jay Lindsey .208 1992 8. Chris Crabtree .212 1990 9. Coty Woods .213 2009 10. Chase Swing .214 2003

Single-Season Defensive PUTOUTS Player 1 Jamie Walker 2. Mike Messerly 3. Rawley Bishop 4. Rawley Bishop 5. Josh Archer 6. Mike Severence 7. Gary Myers 8. Jason Maxwell 9. Blake McDade t10. Kyle Thomas t10. Joe Petrea t10. Scott Turner

PO 533 528 522 486 473 464 455 419 415 413 413 413

Year 1995 1988 2007 2008 2003 1990 1992 1991 2009 2001 1981 1982

ASSISTS Player A 1. Clay Snellgrove 208 2. Wes Whitehead 195 3. Wayne Kendrick 189 4. Eddie Pye 185 5. Wayne Kendrick 181 6. Jason Maxwell 176 7. Taylor Dennis 175 8. Jason Maxwell 173 9. Wes Whitehead 167 t10. Jeff Beachum 165 t10. Clay Snellgrove 165 t10. Clay Snellgrove 165

Year 1995 2000 2007 1988 2006 1992 2009 1993 1999 2005 1997 1994

ERRORS Player E 1 Chris Whitehead 34 2. Eddie Pye 32 3. Chris Whitehead 31 4. Eddie Pye 30 5. Ralph David 26 t6. Doug Barner 25 t6. Phillip Edwards 25 t8. Clay Snellgrove 25 t8. Buster Keeton 25 t9. Jason Maxwell 24 t9. Jeff Beachum 24

Year 1986 1986 1987 1987 1982 1996 1991 1994 1982 1992 2004

Blue Raider Single-Game Records Offensive - Team At Bats . . . . . . . . . 54, vs. UALR (3/29/08) Hits . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, vs. UALR (3/29/08) Runs . . . . . . . . . . . 34, vs. UALR (3/29/08) Doubles . . 8, 3x, last vs. Memphis (3/4 /09) Triples . . . . . . . . . . . 3, in several games . . . . . . . . . . . (last vs. Lipscomb, 3/6/02) Home Runs . 9, vs. Memphis (4/20/05) RBIs . . . . . . . . . . . 32,vs. UALR (3/29/08) Strikeouts . . . . 18, vs. Vanderbilt, 1972 Walks . . . 21, vs. Tennessee State, 1989 Stolen Bases . . . 9, vs. two opponents (last time vs. Tennessee State, 1992)

Offensive - Individual At Bats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, . . . . . Perry Lyons vs. Eastern Ky., 1995 Hits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, by Tim Goff vs. South Alabama, 1986 Runs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, . . . . . .by seven players last by Rawley Bishop vs. UALR (3/29/08) Doubles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, by 10 players last by Josh Renick vs. Tennessee Tech (4/29/00) Triples . . . 2, by four players last by Jason Maxwell vs. Murray St., 1993 Home Runs . . . . . . 3, by seven players Pitching/Defense - Team . . . . last by Rawley Bishop vs.Western Strikeouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, Kentucky (5/15/09) . . . . . . vs. New Mexico State (3/22/03) RBIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, by two players Walks . . . . . . . 14, vs. Austin Peay, 1966 . . . . last by Cale Lawson vs. TSU, 1989 Double Plays 6, vs. Western Kentucky, . . . .7, in one inning by Tony Hayes vs. 1990 TTU, 1986 Total Bases . ...14, by Michael McKenry Pitching - Individual vs. Florida International (5/8/05) Strikeouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, Strikeouts . . . . . . . 4, by several players . . . . . by Gary Matthews vs. Fisk, 1974 last by Adam Darby vs. UL-Lafayette Walks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, (5/13/05) by Gary Matthews vs. Auburn, 1973 Walks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, Doug Barner vs. Eastern Ky., 1995 Stolen Bases . . . . . . . 4, Chuck Akers vs. Jacksonville State (2/23/03)

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Blue Raiders in the Pros Dewon Brazelton Pitcher, 6-4, 205 Team Year W-L S ERA G-GS IP H BB K Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2002 0-1 0 4.85 2-2 13.0 12 6 5 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2003 1-6 0 6.89 10-10 48.1 57 23 24 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2004 6-8 0 4.77 22-21 120.2 121 53 64 San Diego Padres 2005 1-8 1 7.61 20-8 71.0 87 60 43 Totals 8-23 1 5.98 54-41 253.0 277 142 136 Brett Carroll Outfield, 6-0, 190 Team Year G AB H R Florida Marlins 2007 23 49 9 10 Florida Marlins 2008 26 66 1 5 Florida Marlins 2009 92 141 33 18 Totals 141 207 43 33

2B 3B HR RBI Avg. 1 0 0 2 .184 0 1 0 1 .176 8 2 3 21 .234 9 3 3 21 .208

Jim Cosman Pitcher, 6-5, 211 Team Year W-L S ERA G-GS IP St. Louis Cardinals 1966 1-0 0 0.00 1-1 9.0 St. Louis Cardinals 1967 1-0 0 3.16 10-5 31.1 Chicago Cubs 1970 0-0 0 27.00 1-0 1.0 Totals 2-0 0 3.05 12-6 41.1

H 2 21 3 26

BB K 2 5 24 11 1 0 27 16

RBI Avg. 7 .232 34 .243 23 .195 64 .221

Jason Maxwell Infielder, 6-1, 185 Team Year G AB H R 2B 3B HR Chicago Cubs 1998 7 3 1 2 0 0 1 Minnesota Twins 2000 64 111 27 14 6 0 1 Minnesota Twins 2001 39 68 4 13 4 0 1 Totals 110 182 20 41 10 0 3

RBI Avg. 1 .333 11 .243 10 .191 23 .225

Jayhawk Owens Catcher, 6-1, 195 Team Year G AB H R Colorado Rockies 1993 33 94 18 12 Colorado Rockies 1994 6 12 3 4 Colorado Rockies 1995 18 45 11 7 Colorado Rockies 1996 73 180 43 31 Totals 130 331 75 54

RBI Avg. 6 .209 1 .250 12 .244 17 .239 36 .227

2B 3B HR 5 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 4 9 1 4 16 2 11

3B 0 0 0

HR RBI Avg. 0 0 .100 0 0 .000 0 0 .056

Chuck Taylor Pitcher, 6-2, 195 Team Year W-L S ERA G-GS IP H BB K St. Louis Cardinals 1969 7-5 0 2.55 27-13 127 108 30 62 St. Louis Cardinals 1970 6-7 8 3.12 56-7 124 116 31 64 St. Louis Cardinals 1971 3-1 3 3.55 43-1 71 72 25 46 Two Teams* 1972 0-0 3 4.40 25-0 43 52 12 14 Montreal Expos 1973 2-0 0 1.77 8-0 20.1 17 2 10 Montreal Expos 1974 6-2 0 2.17 61-0 108 101 25 43 Montreal Expos 1975 2-2 6 3.53 54-0 74 72 24 29 Montreal Expos 1976 2-3 0 4.50 31-0 40 38 13 14 Totals 28-20 31 3.07 305-21 607.1 576 162 282 * - New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers Bob Tillman Catcher, 6-4, 205 Team Year G AB H R 2B 3B HR Boston Red Sox 1962 81 249 57 28 6 4 14 Boston Red Sox 1963 96 307 69 24 10 2 8 Boston Red Sox 1964 131 425 118 43 18 1 17 Boston Red Sox 1965 111 368 79 20 10 3 6 Boston Red Sox 1966 78 204 47 12 8 0 3 Two Teams* 1967 52 127 28 9 2 0 3 Atlanta Braves 1968 86 236 52 16 4 0 5 Atlanta Braves 1969 69 190 37 18 5 0 12 Atlanta Braves 1970 71 223 53 19 5 0 11 Totals 775 2329 540 189 68 10 79 League Championship Series Atlanta Braves 1969 1 0 0

1993 Jason Maxwell% . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago Cubs Mike McLaury . . . . . . . Kentucky Long Rifles

1948 Cromer Smotherman . . . New York Yankees

1994 Mudcat Brewer . . . . . . . . Colorado Rockies Jamie Hicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Braves Lance Lodes . . . . . . . Independent League Chris Price . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas City Royals Bo Henley . . . . . . . Chattanooga Lookouts Mike White . . . . . . Chattanooga Lookouts

1956 Doug Schrader . . . . . . . . . . New York Giants 1957 Bob Tillman% . . . . . . . . . . . . Boston Red Sox 1958 Dave Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boston Red Sox 1960 Chuck Taylor% . . . . . . . . St. Louis Cardinals

Kenny Gerhart Outfielder, 6-0, 190 Team Year G AB H R 2B 3B HR Baltimore Orioles 1986 20 69 16 4 2 0 1 Baltimore Orioles 1987 92 284 69 41 10 2 14 Baltimore Orioles 1988 103 262 51 27 10 1 9 Totals 215 615 136 72 22 3 24

Eddie Pye Infielder, 5-9, 170 Team Year G AB H R 2B L.A. Dodgers 1994 7 10 1 2 0 L.A. Dodgers 1995 7 8 0 0 0 Totals 14 18 1 2 0

1938 James Hamblen . . . . . . . . . New York Giants Charles Murphy . . . . . . . . . New York Giants

0 0 0 0

RBI Avg. 38 .229 32 .225 61 .278 35 .215 4 .230 13 .220 20 .220 29 .195 30 .238 282 .232 0

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1961 Jim Cosman% . . . . . . . . . St. Louis Cardinals 1962 John Stanford . . . . . . Washington Senators 1968 Greg Cunnyngham . . . Philadelphia Phillies Chuck Machado . . . . . . . . . Boston Red Sox 1975 Gary Melson . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Indians 1976 George Ploucher . . . . . . . . . Houston Astros Ben Lankster . . . . . . . . . . . Baltimore Orioles Ricky Cheshire . . . . . . . . St. Louis Cardinals 1981 Mark Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Braves Mike Norment . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Mets 1982 Jerry Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pro Co-Op Club Kenny Gerhart% . . . . . . . Baltimore Orioles Buster Keeton . . . . . . . . . . California Angels Doc Holliday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Mets 1983 Mark Novak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Rangers Ronnie Vaughn . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Tigers 1984 Gary Cathcart . . . . . . . . . New York Yankees Brian Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Rangers 1986 Tim Goff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas City Royals Steve Sonneberger . . . . . Baltimore Orioles 1987 Greg Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston Astros 1988 Mike Messerly . . . . . . . . . Oakland Athletics Eddie Pye% . . . . . . . . Los Angeles Dodgers Dave Richardson . . . . . . St. Louis Cardinals Chris Whitehead . . . . . . . . . Boston Red Sox 1989 Scott Duff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Reds Brian Fletcher . . . . . . . . . . . Seattle Mariners 1990 Darian Daily . . . . . . Winston-Salem Spirits Darius Gash . . . . . . . . . . . . San Diego Padres Scott Morgan . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Indians Jayhawk Owens% . . . . . . . Minnesota Twins Tom Wegmann . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Mets 1991 Chris Crabtree . . . . . Los Angeles Dodgers Greg Raffo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Tigers Dwight Robinson . . . . . . . . . New York Mets

1996 George Oleksik . . .Arizona Diamondbacks Doug Barner . . . . . . . Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1997 Clay Snellgrove . . . . . . . . San Diego Padres Jordan Beddies . . . . . . . . . Columbia Mules Andrew Thompson . . . . . . Columbia Mules Lee Marbet . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia Mules Craig Jones . . . . . . . Tennessee Tomahawks 1998 Jeremy Owens* . . . . . . . . San Diego Padres Randy Woodrum . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Reds 1999 Aaron Barnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Tigers 2000 Bryan Peck . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Rockies Josh Pride . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Rockies 2001 Dewon Brazelton*% . . . . . . . . TB Devil Rays Kris Lammers . . . . . . . Philadelphia Phillies Jason Moates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Tigers Josh Renick . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minnesota Twins Kyle Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . Tenn. Tomahawks David VanWinkle . . . . . . . Tenn. Tomahawks 2002 Jason Howarth . . . . . . . . . . Minnesota Twins Adam Larson . . . . . . . . . Chicago White Sox Marshall Nisbett . . . . . . . . Seattle Mariners Justin Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minnesota Twins 2003 Chad Cooper . . . . . . Tampa Bay Devil Rays Jerry Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . Shreveport Sports 2004 John Williams . . . . . . . . . . . Minnesota Twins Brett Carroll*% . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Marlins Chris Mobley* . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Marlins Troy Harp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Braves 2005 Eric McNamee* . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Railcats 2006 Jeff Beachum* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NY Yankees Josh Horn* . . . . . . Windy City Thunderbolts Todd Martin* . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Indians Michael McKenry* . . . . . Colorado Rockies 2007 Matt Ray* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakland A’s Wayne Kendrick . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Reds Matt Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reno Silver Sox 2008 Jordan Alvis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seattle Mariners 2009 Rawley Bishop* . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Tigers Nathan Hines* . . . . . . . . . Colorado Rockies Coty Woods* . . . . . . . . . . . Colorado Rockies * - Indicates active player % - Indicates played in the Major Leagues

* - Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees

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Blue Raiders in the Pros Current Professional Players

Jeff Beachum

Gary Southshore Railcats

Josh Horn

Wichita Wingnuts

Jeremy Owens Southern Maryland Blue Crabs

Rawley Bishop

Dewon Brazelton

Todd Martin

Michael McKenry

Matt Ray

Coty Woods

Oneonta Tigers Detroit Tigers

Rockford Riverhawks

Kane County Cougars Oakland A’s

Brett Carroll Florida Marlins

Camden Riversharks

Tulsa Drillers Colorado Rockies

Eric McNamee

Gary Southshore Railcats

Nathan Hines Casper Ghosts Colorado Rockies

Chris Mobley

New Orleans Zephyrs Florida Marlins

Casper Ghosts Colorado Rockies

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NCAA Regionals 1968 Mideast Regional Jackson, Tenn.

Before 1968, no team in Middle Tennessee history had reached the postseason. Under head coach Jimmy Earle, the Blue Raiders concluded one of the most successful seasons in school history in the 1968 Mideast Regional, going 3-2 with a pair of losses to Delta State. The Blue Raiders capped the season at 23-9 and fell just one game from reaching the College Division Championship. Larry Mangrum belted an 0-2 pitch over the right field wall to give the Blue Raiders a 3-2 victory over Illinois State in 11 innings in the first round. Hurler Greg Cunnyngham took a shutout into the ninth inning before a pair of unearned runs scored on an error. But the Chattanooga side-armer tossed two more scoreless innings for his eighth win of the season. John Price and Mangrum gave Middle Tennessee a 2-1 lead over Delta State in the winner’s bracket with solo home runs. But the Statesmen took advantage of a walk in the eighth inning from hurler Billy Walker before the next three batters reached safely. A controversial interference call involving Price at third base allowed the final runs to score in the eighth inning in a 5-2 DSU victory. The Blue Raiders then defeated Illinois State again, this time 6-0 in the loser’s bracket to reach the regional finals. Lefthander Chuck Machado struck out eight and allowed just five hits. Butch Wright scored on a single by Tommy Eiselstein, and Jackie Carver belted a solo home run to give Machado all of the run support he would need. Middle Tennessee defeated Delta State 6-5 in 10 innings, with Price and Charles Daniel homering in the second for an early lead. Singles from Brady Straub, Eiselstein, and Carver ignited a three-run rally in the fifth to force the deciding championship game. Cunnyngham got the win in relief, his second in three days. In the championship game, the Statesmen scored a pair of unearned runs in the third inning and held on for the 3-2 victory. DSU got a solo homer in the first and led 3-0 in the fourth when Jackie Carver reached on an error and scored on Price’s single. Eiselstein tripled in the eighth and scored on Carver’s single for Middle Tennessee’s final run. Machado started and took the loss, with Cunnyngham working in relief, his fourth appearance of the regional.

1981 South Regional Coral Gables, Fla.

Pitchers Mark Novak and Marty Smith combined to allow only two runs to Big Eight champ Missouri, and Doc Holliday provided the offensive punch, driving in three runs, as the Blue Raiders won their first NCAA Tournament game, 4-2. Holliday had a home run, single and sacrifice fly, and he scored two runs. The win set up a matchup with the top-ranked Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes. The ‘Canes shut out the Raiders 2-0 as fielding woes and cold bats put an end to Middle Tennessee’s upset bid. Middle Tennessee wasted a tremendous four-hit effort from pitcher Steve Duncan. Meeting yet another conference champion in Florida proved too much for Middle Tennessee, as the Blue Raiders dropped a 7-4 decision in 10 innings. Randy Goff went 3 for 5 and scored twice for the Blue Raiders.

1982 Midwest Regional Stillwater, Okla.

Middle Tennessee had to come from behind to

win its opener 3-2 over Oral Roberts. The hero of the day was Buster Keeton, whose two-out double in the bottom of the ninth scored the tying and winning runs. Larry Bruno and Marty Smith pitched well to position the Blue Raiders for Keeton’s heroics. The Blue Raiders then faced host Oklahoma State, the second-ranked team in the country. The home field advantage proved true for the Cowboys, as they handed Middle Tennessee a 5-3 loss. OSU scored its runs in the seventh and eighth innings, spoiling Jeff Perkins’ two-run homer for Middle Tennessee. With their backs against the wall, the Blue Raiders roared back with a 7-1 victory over Big 10 champ Minnesota. Jeff Davis scattered seven hits while the Raiders pounded out 17. Kenny Gerhart and Doug Birkofer had three hits each for the winners. One game away from the College World Series is as close as the Blue Raiders could get, falling to host Oklahoma State 7-3 in the regional finals.

For the second time in school history, the Blue Raiders made the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years. The problem was that Middle Tennessee drew fifth-ranked Texas A&M. Blue Raider lefty Dave Richardson didn’t find it a problem, as he held the vaunted Aggies to just one run on six hits, striking out seven, and the Raiders downed A&M, 3-1. Up 5-3 after six, the Raiders appeared to be in good shape against Missouri. But one run in the seventh and four in the eighth propelled the Tigers to a 10-6 victory. The Blue Raiders had to turn around and play host Mississippi State. The Bulldogs eliminated Middle Tennessee 12-4 despite home runs by Eddie Pye and Jayhawk Owens.

1990 West I Regional Palo Alto, Calif.

Riding a wave of optimism with the best record in school history, the Blue Raiders took an early 2-0 lead before San Diego State blew past them en route to an 18-6 victory. The loss was the Raiders’ worst in NCAA play. The next day Middle Tennessee had to face host Stanford. The Blue Raiders could not get things to click and the Cardinal took a 6-1 victory.

1991 West I Regional Los Angeles, Calif.

For the third time in history, the Blue Raiders

made the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years. The Blue Raiders went to California to prove the year before was not a fluke. Facing host Southern Cal, the Raiders fell behind early 6-1, while starter Chris Crabtree struggled. As he settled down the Raiders settled in, scoring three runs over the next two innings despite ending each inning with double plays. The Blue Raiders battled, but USC held on for a 7-5 victory. Hawaii was the next opponent and Middle Tennessee battled early. Down 4-3 after five innings, the Blue Raiders could not hold the Rainbow bats down, and Hawaii scored three in the sixth for the winning score of 7-3.

1995 West Regional Fresno, Calif.

Middle Tennessee swept Jackson State 2-0 in the

1976 South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.

Middle Tennessee met SEC Champion Auburn in its first-ever trip to an NCAA regional and were tied 1-1 when a Blue Raider error opened the floodgates to a seven-run inning for the Tigers. The beneficiary of the explosion was future big-leaguer Joe Beckwith, as he and the Tigers took a 10-5 victory. The Blue Raiders were led by Denton Peters’ two hits. Peters came up big in Middle Tennessee’s second contest but had little help. He hit two home runs and drove in four as the Blue Raiders fell 8-5 to Jacksonville University.

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1988 South Regional Starkville, Miss.

The 1982 Blue Raiders ended just one game away from a trip to the College World Series after falling to No. 2 ranked Oklahoma State in the finals.

NCAA Play-In series in Murfreesboro to earn the right to its third trip to California. Facing the top-seeded and eventual national runner-up Trojans of Southern Cal proved too much for the Blue Raiders. USC’s big bats exploded for 10 runs, powered with home runs by Geoff Jenkins and

1987 South Regional Huntsville, Ala.

Southwest Conference Champion Arkansas was the opening opponent for Middle Tennessee, but the game was delayed until 10:40 p.m. by rain. Arkansas jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it, winning by a final margin of 10-7. The Arkansas game finished at 1:41 a.m. and the Auburn game the next day began at noon. The weary Raiders were tied at three with the Tigers through eight innings before a two-run rally in the ninth gave Auburn the 5-3 win. Tony Hayes had three hits to pace the Middle Tennessee attack.

Chris Goggin (far left), Perry Lyons (second from right) and Craig Reavis (far right) join coach Steve Peterson during a press conference at the 1995 NCAA Regional in Fresno, Calif.

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NCAA Regionals Jacque Jones, who also added a triple. The Raiders managed 10 singles and were led by Craig Reavis (2-5, two runs scored) and Chris Goggin (2-4, two RBIs). Richie Conway took the mound and pitched 7.2 innings to claim the victory over the Bears of Southwest Missouri State 5-3. Middle Tennessee used timely hitting and exploited one SMS error to score three unearned runs, while George Oleksik came in to shut the door late, earning the save. Heroes offensively included Goggin (2-4, one run, RBI) and Jamie Walker, who had a pinch-hit RBI single to cap a three-run fourth inning. The Blue Raiders jumped out to a 16-9 lead with an eight-run sixth inning only to watch Pepperdine claw their way back and eventually steal an 18-17 victory in 12 innings. The Raiders had three players with three hits, led by Jordan Beddies (3-6, two runs, five RBIs, one HR). Goggin continued his fine play in the regional, going 3 for 6 with two runs scored and three RBIs, powered by a double and a triple.

2000 Clemson Regional Clemson, S.C.

Middle Tennessee swept through the OVC Tournament and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as the fourth seed at the Clemson Regional. The Blue Raiders opened with a game against the host Tigers and sent a former Tiger to the mound in Jeff Parsons. Parsons pitched well, but the Tigers chipped away, scoring single runs in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and eighth innings to net a 4-0 shutout sending the Blue Raiders into the loser’s bracket early. Middle Tennessee would not go quietly, however. Dewon Brazelton got the start for the Blue Raiders against second-seeded Old Dominion, and the Blue Raiders took an early 4-1 lead. The Monarchs knotted the score with two runs in the top of the eighth, but Bryan Peck returned fire with a dramatic solo homer that retook the lead for Middle Tennessee in the bottom half of the inning. Things looked in control for the Blue Raiders as they held the lead with two outs in the top of the ninth, but an error sent the tying run across the plate and seemed to take the wind out of the Blue Raider sails. In the bottom of the ninth with a runner at second,Josh Renick, the same man to commit the error in the top of the inning, drove in the winning run and continued the Blue Raiders’ season with a 6-5 win. Thewinsetup a game against third-seeded Illinois for the right to play in Josh Renick led off the Clemson the regional Regional for the Blue Raiders in final against 2000, beginning the current stretch Clemson. Kris of five regionals in nine years.

Lammers got the starting nod and performed admirably, allowing only two earned runs through 7.1 innings. However, the Blue Raiders struggled offensively and looked as if they would be shut out to end their run. Then the tide turned. The Blue Raiders erupted for four runs in the top of the eighth inning with two outs, as Josh Pride and Justin Links hit doubles to drive in the decisive runs in the 4-3 victory and send the Blue Raiders to their first regional final since 1982. The Cinderella story ended for the Blue Raiders against Clemson. The Blue Raiders became the only No. 4 seed to advance to a regional final in the tournament, but their bubble was burst by an offensive juggernaut that posted a 21-3 win over Middle Tennessee.

2001 Knoxville Regional Knoxville, Tenn.

The Blue Raiders tied for the conference championship in their first season in the Sun Belt and were the third seed in the Knoxville Regional, facing host and second-seeded Tennessee in the opening game for both squads. The outcome was determined by a squeeze bunt off the bat of UT All-American Chris Burke, as No. 18 Tennessee turned back No. 24 Middle Tennessee 2-1 in front of 4,139, the fifth-largest crowd ever to watch a game at Nelson Stadium. Burke accounted for both of Tennessee’s runs in a game decided by inches. Burke led the game off with a triple that just nicked the left field foul line. He later scored on Stevie Daniel’s ground out to second. Middle Tennessee All-American Dewon Brazelton was the main attraction and didn’t disappoint, going the distance for the 11th time of the season. He pitched a four-hitter, allowed just one earned run and struck out six, but it wasn’t enough as UT’s Wyatt Allen had one of the best games of his collegiate career. Allen tossed a complete-game, two-hitter, struck out a career-high 14 and walked just two. He no-hit the Blue Raiders into the seventh inning. As if Allen weren’t tough enough, Middle Tennessee went against him without its top two offensive players for the final three innings. Allen plunked Josh Renick in the elbow in the sixth, forcing him out of action, and nailed Justin Sims one batter later, knocking him from the game. Reserve infielder Phillip Campbell replaced Renick and broke up Allen’s no-hitter with a one-out single in the seventh that plated Chuck Akers and evened the score 1-1. Brandon Johnson’s leadoff single in the eighth was the only other hit for the Blue Raiders. The Blue Raiders fell 6-3 to Wake Forest in the elimination contest the following day, playing without Renick and Sims. On top of that, junior starter

The 2001 Blue Raiders received the first at-large bid after an impressive season and Top-25 ranking.

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Jason Moates was knocked out of Saturday’s game in the fifth inning when he took a line drive off the toe of his right foot. One night after being no-hit into the seventh inning by Tennessee’s Allen, WFU’s Corey Sullivan held the Blue Raiders hitless until Marshall Nisbett cranked a two-out solo home run in the sixth. Nisbett had two of the team’s three hits, a home run and a double, drove in two runs and scored two. The Blue Raiders ended their season with a sterling 41-17 mark, the second-most wins in a single season.

2003 Starkville Regional Starkville, Miss.

Middle Tennessee struggled through ups and

downs throughout the season but got hot at the right time, sweeping through four games to win the Sun Belt Tournament and earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Raiders faced host and top-seeded Mississippi State in the opening round, and the crowd of 10,284 at Dudy Noble Field seemed to rattle the young squad early on. The Bulldogs jumped out quickly with four runs in the first off Blue Raider starter Steve Kline and put the game away with five more runs in the fifth en route to a 10-4 victory. Freshman Shay Horseman was the star of the game in the loss, coming on to strike out seven in 3.1 innings of relief. On Saturday, Middle Tennessee faced Missouri in the loser’s bracket. The last time the teams had met was during the 1988 NCAA South Regional, also in Starkville. Starting pitching was again a problem for the Blue Raiders, and the Tigers scored nine runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 13-7 victory. But sophomore Brett Carroll put on a show at the plate in the defeat, belting his 18th and 19th home runs of the season, both towering blasts deep into the left field lounge. Carroll was 3 for 4 with four RBIs in the outing.

2004 Athens Regional Athens, Ga.

The Blue Raiders made their fourth regional ap-

pearance in five years with an at-large selection, but the selection committee did Middle Tennessee no favors by grouping the squad with SEC champion and 10th-ranked Georgia as well as Clemson and Birmingham Southern. Chris Mobley drew the starting nod for the Blue Raiders in the opener against the host Bulldogs. The junior made it through the first before UGA erupted for nine runs in the second including a three-run blast from Marshall Szabo off reliever Danny Borne. Georgia added five more runs before the Blue Raiders got on the board in the seventh on a Jeff Beachum RBI single. Brett Carroll added a solo homer in the ninth, his 14th of the season, in the 16-2 loss. Middle Tennessee came back the next day with senior John Williams on the hill. The Murfreesboro native pitched admirably but was outdueled by Birmingham Southern’s David Horne, who tossed a five-hit shutout. The Blue Raiders stranded six base runners and grounded out 10 times in dropping a 5-0 decision.

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NCAA REgionals 2009 Louisville Regional Louisville, Ky.

After finishing eighth in the Sun Belt the previous

season, Middle Tennessee had a memorable and historic season, winning the regular season and tournament championship in addition to rewriting the record books. The Blue Raiders played five games in the conference tournament, defeating ULM 3-1 in the championship game to receive the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Seniors Rawley Bishop and Nathan Hines, junior Kenneth Roberts and sophomore Bryce Brentz were all named to the AllTournament team, and Roberts received the Most Outstanding Player award after notching two wins in the tournament. The Blue Raiders, a two seed in the Louisville Regional, won their first game in the NCAA Tournament in dramatic fashion, defeating in-state rival Vanderbilt 5-4. Middle Tennessee led throughout the game athough the Commodores closed the gap to one in the eighth inning. Junior Coty Woods entered the game in the eighth with a runner on base and picked up his 15th save of the season after allowing one run on two hits in two innings of work. Junior Kenneth Roberts earned the win, improving to 11-1, working seven innings and allowing three runs on six hits. Junior Stuart Meinhart had one of two big hits for the Blue Raiders as he hit the second grand slam of his career to put them up 4-0 in the first inning. Meinhart ended the game 1 for 3 with four RBI and scored a run. Senior Taylor Dennis had the other big hit for the team as he hit a solo shot down the left field line to give the Blue Raiders the extra run they needed. Middle Tennessee lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to Louisville, falling into the loser’s bracket of the Louisville Regional. The Blue Raiders led throughout the game but Louisville scored two key runs, one in the eighth to tie and then the eventual winning run in the ninth. In the ninth, with one out and a runner at third, junior Drew Robertson had a throwing error trying to pick off the runner, who scored and gave Louisville the winning run. Sophomore Bryce Brentz received the start on the mound and allowed two runs on six hits in 7.2 innings of work, striking out six batters. Junior Coty Woods (4-3) took the loss after allowing one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning of work. Junior Ben Darlington and sophomore Tyler Burnett each had two hits on the day to guide the Blue Raiders at the plate. Middle Tennessee’s record-breaking season came to an end in a 6-0 loss to Vanderbilt in an elimination game at the NCAA Louisville Regional.

NCAA Tournament History

1968 NCAA Mideast Regional - Jackson, Tenn. 5/23 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 5/24 Delta State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-2 5/24 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-0 5/25 Delta State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 (10) 5/25 Delta State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2

1976 NCAA South Regional - Tallahassee, Fla. 5/21 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 5/22 Jacksonville University . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 1981 NCAA South Regional - Miami, Fla. 5/21 Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 5/22 Miami (FL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-2 5/23 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-7 1982 NCAA Midwest Regional - Stillwater, Okla. 5/27 Oral Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 5/28 Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-5 5/29 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 5/29 Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-7 1987 NCAA South I Regional - Huntsville, Ala. 5/21 Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-10 5/22 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-5 1988 NCAA South Regional - Starkville, Miss. 5/26 Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 5/28 Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-6 5/28 Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-4 1990 NCAA West I Regional - Palo Alto, Calif. 5/24 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 18-6 5/25 Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 1991 NCAA West I Regional - Los Angeles, Calif. 5/24 Southern Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 5/25 Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4

ABCA South Region Coach of the Year 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Stanford 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Peterson

Academic All-District IV 2002 . . . . . . . Chuck Akers, OF (1st) 2002 . . . . . . John Williams, P (2nd) 2003 . . . . . . Chuck Akers, OF (2nd) 2006 . . . . . . Todd Martin, OF (2nd)

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1995 NCAA Play-In Series - Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/19 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2 5/20 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 1995 NCAA West Regional - Fresno, Calif. 5/25 Southern Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-4 5/26 SW Missouri St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 5/27 Pepperdine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 18-17 2000 NCAA Clemson Regional - Clemson, S.C. 5/26 Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-0 5/27 Old Dominion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 5/27 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 5/28 Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 21-3 2001 NCAA Knoxville Regional - Knoxville, Tenn. 5/25 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 5/26 Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 2003 NCAA Starkville Regional - Starkville, Miss. 5/30 Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-4 5/31 Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-7 2004 NCAA Athens Regional - Athens, Ga. 6/04 #10 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-2 6/05 Birmingham Southern . . . . . . . . . L, 5-0 2009 NCAA Louisville Regional - Louisville, Ky. 5/29 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 5/30 #12 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 5/31 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-0

National Awards

ABCA All-South Region 2002 . . . . . . . Justin Sims, OF (2nd) 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Beachum, SS 2006 . . . . . . Todd Martin, OF (3rd) 2006 . . . . . . . . Michael McKenry, C 2007 . . Wayne Kendrick, 2B (2nd) 2008 . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, DH (1st) 2008 . . . . . Rawley Bishop, 1B (1st) 2009 . . . . . . Bryce Brentz , OF (1st) 2009 . . . . Rawley Bishop, 3B (2nd) 2009 . . . . . Nathan Hines, OF (2nd) 2009 . . . Kenneth Roberts, SP (1st) 2009 . . . . . . . Coty Woods, RP (1st)

Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Howard, P 2001 . . . . . . . John Williams, P (1st) 2002 . . . . . . . Nate Jaggers, IF (1st) 2002 . . . . . . . . Josh Archer, IF (HM)

The 2009 Blue Raiders won the Sun Belt regular season and tournament titles.

1994 NCAA Play-In Series - Charleston, S.C. 5/20 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 5/21 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 5/21 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-0

ABCA/Rawlings All-America 2001 . . . Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) 2005 . . . . . . Todd Martin, DH (3rd) 2006 . . . . . . Michael McKenry (1st) 2008 . . . . . . . . . . Bryce Brentz (3rd) 2009 . . . . . . . . . . Bryce Brentz (1st) 2009 . . . . . Kenneth Roberts (2nd)

2001 . . . Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) 2001 . . . . . . . . Josh Renick, IF (3rd) 2006 . . . . . Michael McKenry (3rd) 2009 . . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, OF (1st) Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, DH

Baseball America All-America 2001 . . . Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) Louisville Slugger/Collegiate 2009 . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, xxx (1st) Baseball Pitcher of the Week 3/05/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton Baseball Weekly All-America 3/19/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton 2001 . . . Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) 5/07/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton 5/21/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton NCBWA All-America 2/23/04 . . . . . . . . . . . John Williams 2001 . . . Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) 2009 . . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, UT (1st) NCAA Regional All-Tournament 1968 . . . . . . . . . Larry Mangrum, 1B NCBWA Freshman All-America 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . Brady Straub, SS 2008 . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, DH (1st) 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Price, RF 1968 . . . . . . Greg Cunnyngham, P NCBWA National Pitcher of the 1982 . . . . . . . . . . Doug Birkofer, 2B Week 1982 . . . . . . . . . Kenny Gerhart, OF 3/05/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton 1982 . . . . . . . Wayne Newberry, OF 4/02/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Burnett, SS 5/07/01 . . . . . . . Dewon Brazelton All Ping! Freshman Louisville Slugger/Collegiate 2008 . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, DH (1st) Baseball All-America 1992 . . . . . . . . Gary Myers, 3B (3rd) All Ping! 1999 . . . . . . . . . Josh Pride, 3B (3rd) 2009 . . . . . . . Bryce Brentz, UT (1st) 2000 . . . . . . . . Bryan Peck, OF (3rd)

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All-Conference All-OVC 1960 Ray Purvis, OF Don Tassey, OF 1962 Roger Hendrick, P Jim Painter, 3B Teddy Morris, SS 1963 Eddie Hobson, C Bill Martin, OF Phil Jones, OF 1964 Richard Davenport, 1B Ron Victory, 3B Bill Martin, OF 1965 Ken Victory, 3B 1966 Ken Victory, 3B Bruce Skeen, OF David Church, OF 1967 Greg Cunnyngham, P Don Tarter, 2B Bruce Skeen, OF 1968

Billy Walker, P Greg Cunnyngham, P Don Tarter, 2B Brady Straub, SS

1969 Tom Brightwell, 1B Tom Eiselstein, OF 1971 Tony Kessinger 1972 Randy Bratton 1973 Les Price Mike Townsend 1974

Billy Krei, P Scott Sain, C Tom Owens, 1B Roger Cox, OF

1975 Steve Zitney, OF 1976

Doug Neal, P George Ploucher, P Rick Cheshire, C Denton Peters, IF Danny Moore, OF

1977

Mike Moore, P Rick Cheshire, C Ben Langster, IF Danny Moore, OF

1978 Eric Graves, C Doug Hicks, DH 1979 Eric Graves, C Tom Blankenship, OF 1980 Mike Norment, C 1981

Mark Novak, P Mike Norment, C Joe Petrea, IF Kenny Gerhart, OF

1987

Dave Richardson, P Chris Courtright, C Chris Whitehead, IF George Zimmerman, DH

1988

Dave Richardson, P Mike Messerly, IF Eddie Pye, IF Chris Whitehead, IF Jayhawk Owens, OF

1990 Jayhawk Owens, C Chris Crabtree, P Dwight Robinson, 3B 1991 Dwight Robinson, 3B Gary Myers, DH 1992 Gary Myers, 1B Jason Maxwell, SS Chris Price, OF 1993 Mike McLaury, P Jason Maxwell, SS Mudcat Brewer, OF

All-Sun Belt 2001

Dewon Brazelton, P (1st) Josh Renick, 2B (1st) Brandon Johnson, 3B (1st) Justin Sims, OF (1st) Jeremy Armstrong, P (2nd)

2002 Justin Sims, OF (1st) Josh Archer, UT (1st) Marshall Nisbett, OF (2nd) 2003 Chad Cooper, UT (1st) Brett Carroll, 3B (1st) Josh Archer, 1B (2nd) 2004

Eric McNamee, 2B (1st) Derek Phillips, 1B (1st) Chris Mobley, P (1st) Jeff Beachum, SS (1st) John Williams, P (2nd) Matt Scott, SP (1st) Michael McKenry, C (1st) Todd Martin, DH (1st) Jeff Beachum, SS (2nd) Nate Jaggers, 3B, (2nd)

1982 Scott Turner, IF Kenny Gerhart, OF

1994 Mudcat Brewer, OF Jamie Walker, DH

2005

1983

1995 Jamie Walker, 1B Craig Reavis, OF

2006 Michael McKenry, C (1st) Jeff Beachum, SS (2nd)

1996 Jason Stanton, P

2007 Matt Ray, SS (1st) Wayne Kendrick, 2B (2nd) Rawley Bisop, 1B (2nd)

Marty Smith, P Ronnie Vaughn, C Scott Turner, IF Wayne Newberry, OF

1984 Marty Smith, P Alan Colburn, IF Gary Cathcart, OF

1997 Andrew Thompson, C Clay Snellgrove, SS Jeremy Owens, OF

1985 Steve Sonneberger, P Tim Goff, C

1999 Bryan Peck, 2B Josh Pride, 3B

1986

2000 Josh Pride, C Bryan Peck, OF

Steve Sonneberger, P Tim Goff, C Chris Whitehead, IF Barry Chandler, DH Bob Tribbey, OF

2008 Zach Barrett, 3B (1st) Rawley Bishop, 1B (1st) Bryce Brentz, DH (2nd) 2009

Bryce Brentz, OF (1st) Kenneth Roberts, SP (1st) Coty Woods, RP (1st) Rawley Bishop, 3B (2nd) Nathan Hines, OF (2nd) Drew Robertson, C (2nd)

Conference Honors and Awards

Sun Belt Players of the Year Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week 2001 Josh Renick 4/02/01 Dewon Brazelton 2009 Bryce Brentz 4/23/01 Dewon Brazelton 5/07/01 Dewon Brazelton Sun Belt Pitchers of the Year 5/14/01 John Williams 2001 Dewon Brazelton 2/23/04 John Williams 3/16/04 Chris Mobley Sun Belt Freshman of the Year 5/10/04 John Williams 2008 Bryce Brentz 5/24/04 John Williams 3/28/05 Matt Scott Sun Belt Conference 5/09/05 Matt Scott Student-Athlete of the Year 5/23/05 Matt Scott 2001 Dewon Brazelton, P 5/15/06 Nick Marrs 3/6/07 Brad Robinson Sun Belt Player of the Week 4/13/09 Chad Edwards 4/16/01 Josh Renick, 2B 5/4/09 Kenneth Roberts 3/04/03 Nate Jaggers, 2B 5/18/09 Kenneth Roberts 5/19/03 Josh Archer, 1B 5/03/04 Derek Phillips, 1B Sun Belt All-Tournament 5/10/04 Jeff Beachum, SS 2004 Troy Harp, C; 5/02/05 Nate Jaggers, 3B Shane Kemp, OF 5/09/05 Jeff Beachum, SS John Williams, P 3/27/06 Jeff Beachum, SS 2005 Nathan Hines, OF; 4/10/06 Michael McKenry, C Matt Scott, P 3/14/07 Zach Barrett, 3B Eric McNamee, 2B 4/24/07 Matt Ray, SS 2006 Jeff Beachum, SS; 3/16/09 Nathan Hines, OF Josh Horn, 3B; 3/30/09 Bryce Brentz, OF Todd Martin, OF 4/20/09 Bryce Brentz, OF 2007 Wayne Kendrick, 2B 4/27/09 Bryce Brentz, OF Rawley Bishop, 1B 5/18/09 Rawley Bishop, 3B Brad Robinson, P

OVC Players of the Year 1968 Greg Cunnyngham 1977 Mike Moore 1982 Kenny Gerhart 1983 Scott Turner Sun Belt Tournament MVP 1986 Steve Sonneberger 2003 Chuck Akers 1987 Dave Richardson 2009 Kenneth Roberts 1990 Jayhawk Owens 1992 Gary Myer OVC All-Tournament 1993 Mudcat Brewer 1993 Mike McLaury, P 1999 Josh Pride 1994 Jamie Hicks, C Clay Snellgrove, IF OVC Pitchers of the Year Jamie Walker, DH 1993 Mike McLaury Mudcat Brewer, OF Kevin Hacker, OF OVC Tournament MVP 1995 Jamie Walker, IF 1994 Mudcat Brewer Clay Snellgrove, IF 1995 Jamie Walker Craig Reavis, OF 2000 Bryan Peck Jordan Beddies, OF Jason Stanton, P 1997 Andrew Thompson, C 1999 Josh Pride, IF Jeff Parsons, OF Kris Lammers, UT Justin Links, DH 2000 Josh Pride, C Kris Lammers, IF Bryan Peck, OF Kevin Davis, P 2009

Bryce Brentz, OF/P Rawley Bishop, 3B Nathan Hines, OF Kenneth Roberts, SP

2009 Sun Belt Champions

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Tournament History OVC Tournament History

1976 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/10 Morehead St. . . . W, 9-3 5/10 Morehead St. . . . L, 9-10 5/11 Morehead St. . . . W, 4-0

1992 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/14 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 4-1 5/15 SE Missouri . . . . . W, 14-2 5/15 Austin Peay . . . . . W, 10-9

1977 – Morehead, Ky. 5/06 Morehead St. . . . . L, 5-8 5/06 Morehead St. . . . L, 1-14

1993 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/14 Morehead State . . L, 1-0 5/15 E. Kentucky . . . . . . . L, 4-2

1979 – Morehead, Ky. 5/05 Morehead St. . L, 11-16

1994 – Clarksville, Tenn. 5/13 Morehead St. . . W, 15-2 5/14 Austin Peay . . . . . . W, 5-4 5/15 Austin Peay . . . . . . W, 5-4

1980 – Bowling Green, Ky. 5/01 W. Kentucky . . . . . W, 8-5 5/02 Murray St. . . . . . . . L, 5-11 5/02 W. Kentucky . . . . . . L, 2-8 1981 – Bowling Green, Ky. 4/30 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 9-6 5/01 Austin Peay . . . . . . W, 6-4 5/02 E. Kentucky . . . . . W, 12-5 1982 – Bowling Green, Ky. 4/29 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 2-1 5/01 Morehead St. . . . W, 4-3 5/02 W. Kentucky . . . . . W, 9-6 1983 – Morehead, Ky. 4/28 E. Kentucky . . . . . . . L, 6-3 4/30 Murray State . . . . . . L, 6-7 1986 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/09 E. Kentucky . . . . . . . L, 1-8 5/10 Tennessee Tech . W, 19-6 5/10 Morehead St. . . W, 12-7 5/11 E. Kentucky . . . . W, 13-11 5/11 E. Kentucky . . . L, 7-8 (10) 1987 – Richmond, Ky. 5/08 Akron . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-1 5/09 E. Kentucky . . . . . W, 13-7 5/10 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 1988 – Cookeville, Tenn. 5/06 E. Kentucky . . . . . . . L, 5-0 5/07 Morehead St. . . . W, 7-1 5/07 Tennessee Tech . . W, 9-3 5/08 E. Kentucky . . . . . W, 12-7 5/08 E. Kentucky . . . . . W, 20-3

1995 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/13 Morehead St. . . W, 15-6 5/15 SE Missouri . . . . . . L, 14-4 5/15 Morehead St. . . . W, 8-4 5/16 SE Missouri . . . . . . W, 6-5 5/16 SE Missouri . . . . . . W, 6-4 1996 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/04 Murray State . . . . . L, 13-9 5/04 E. Kentucky . . . . . . . L, 5-4 1997 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/15 SE Missouri . . . . . . . L, 4-0 5/16 Austin Peay . . . . . . . L, 9-6 1999 – Cape Girardeau, Mo. 5/20 Austin Peay . . . . . W, 12-9 5/20 Eastern Illinois . . . . L, 8-7 5/21 SE Missouri . . . . . . W, 6-4 5/21 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 4-3 5/22 Eastern Illinois . . . . L, 4-3 2000 – Cape Girardeau, Mo. 5/18 Eastern Illinois . . . W, 4-3 5/18 SE Missouri . . . . . . W, 3-2 5/19 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 6-4 5/20 SE Missouri . . . . . W, 11-4

Sun Belt Tournament History 2001 – Lafayette, La. 5/16 Arkansas State..............W, 4-0 5/17 Western Kentucky.......W, 9-4 5/18 New Orleans..................W, 4-2 5/19 South Alabama............L, 11-2

2006 – Bowling Green, Ky. 5/24 South Alabama.............W, 5-3 5/25 UL-Lafayette..................W, 5-2 5/26 UL-Lafayette...............W, 14-7 5/27 Troy..................................L, 10-6

2002 – Mobile, Ala. 5/22 South Alabama.............. L, 2-1 5/23 New Orleans................... L, 7-6

2007 – Mobile, Ala. 5/23 Florida Atlantic.............W, 6-1 5/24 New Orleans................... L, 7-5 5/25 Florida Atlantic.............W, 7-4 5/25 New Orleans...............W, 18-6 5/26 New Orleans.................L, 10-4

2003 – Lafayette, La. 5/21 UL-Lafayette..................W, 6-4 5/22 UALR.................................W, 6-5 5/23 UL-Lafayette...............W, 10-2 5/24 Western Kentucky.......W, 8-5 2004 – Mobile, Ala. 5/26 Arkansas State.....W, 12-2 (7) 5/27 UL-Lafayette..................W, 8-6 5/28 UL-Lafayette................... L, 6-2 5/29 UL-Lafayette..............W,15-10 5/29 Western Kentucky......L, 14-4 2005 – Miami, Fla. 5/25 New Mexico State........W, 8-2 5/26 Western Kentucky.... W, 11-8 5/27 UL-Lafayette..................W, 7-5 5/28 South Alabama.............. L, 9-2

Versus Sun Belt Opponents SBC Regular Season (Since 2001) Arkansas-Little Rock Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Florida International Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe New Mexico State New Orleans South Alabama Troy Western Kentucky Totals

20-5 19-7 4-5 10-11 9-18 5-4 8-7 12-14 11-16 5-7 14-12 117-106

2008 – Lafayette, La. 5/21 ULM................................... L, 8-7 5/22 Florida Atlantic............L, 12-7 2009 – Troy, Ala. 5/20 Florida Atlantic........ W, 12-2 5/21 UL-Lafayette................. L, 5-4 5/22 FAU............................... W, 12-7 5/22 UL-Lafayette............. W, 17-8 5/23 UL-Lafayette................W, 6-2 5/24 ULM................................W, 3-1

Sun Belt Championships (Since 2001)

Arkansas-Little Rock Arkansas State Florida Atlantic Florida International Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe New Mexico State New Orleans South Alabama Troy Western Kentucky Totals

1-0 2-0 4-1 0-0 9-2 1-1 1-0 2-3 1-3 0-1 3-1 24-12

1989 – Richmond, Ky. 5/14 Austin Peay . . . . . . . L, 4-3 5/15 Murray State . . . . . . L, 2-0 1990 – Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5/13 Austin Peay . . . . . . W, 9-5 5/14 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 7-1 5/15 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 8-2 1991 – Murray, Ky. 5/12 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 2-1 5/13 Murray State . . . . . W, 4-3 5/14 E. Kentucky . . . . . . W, 8-1

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Middle Tennessee won the Sun Belt Tournament in 2009 and has reached the championship game seven times in nine years.

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All-Americans Blue Raider All-Americans

Gary Myers Third Team, 1992 .383 BA, 70 H, 44 RBI, 20 2B, 9 HR

Brad Howard Freshman, 1997 7-2, 3.80 ERA, 73.1 IP, 43 K, No-Hitter

Josh Pride Third Team, 1999 .382 BA, 86 H, 53 RBI, 11 2B, 22 HR

Bryan Peck Third Team, 2000 .405 BA, 94 H, 81 RBI 25 2B, 17 HR

Dewon Brazelton First Team, 2001 13-2, 1.42 ERA, 127.0 IP, 154 K, 24 BB

Josh Renick Third Team, 2001 .420 BA, 94 H, 38 RBI, 20 2B, 24 SB

John Williams Freshman, 2001 7-1, 3.59, 82.2 IP 60 K, .222 B/Avg

Nate Jaggers Freshman, 2002 .339 BA, 74 H, 35 RBI 12 2B, 7 HR

Todd Martin Third Team, 2005 .412 BA, 63 H, 31 RBI, 8 HR, 13 2B

Michael McKenry First Team, 2006 .390 BA, 82 H, 68 RBI, 13 HR, 13 2B

USA National Team

Bryce Brentz First Team/Freshman, 2008 .329 BA, 69 H, 68 RBI, 18 HR, 14 2B

Bryce Brentz First Team, 2009 .465 BA, 107 H, 73 RBI, 28 HR, 19 2B; 5-3, 4.57, 88.2 IP 63 K, .265 B/Avg

Kenneth Roberts Second Team, 2009 11-1, 3.04, 103.2 IP 62 K, .225 B/Avg

Dewon Brazelton Pitcher, 2000 0.65 ERA, 6-0, 41.1 IP, 27 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 49 SO, .190 B/Avg.

2009 Sun Belt Champions

Bryce Brentz OF/P, 2009 .366 BA, 26 H, 18 RBI, 2 HR, 6 2B, 14 R, .563 SLG%, 5 SB

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Records and Awards Chris Whitehead “Big Stick” Award

Year-by-Year Coaching Records Year 1913 1914-17 1918-19 1920-24 1925-26 1927-33 1934-35 1936-39 1940 1941-42 1943-45 1946 1947-50 1951-55 1956 1957-59 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Coach Record Max Souby Alfred Miles No Team Fielded Alfred Miles Guy Stephenson Frank Faulkinberry E.M. Waller Johnny (Red) Floyd Herc Alley Nance Jordan No Team Fielded Nance Jordan Durwood Stowe Charles Murphy Fran Riel Buck Rolman 26-25 Buck Rolman 6-9 Jack Deere 11-10 Bill Stokes 11-10 Ken Trickey 7-12 Ken Trickey 10-8 Ken Trickey Inc. Jimmy Earle 10-10-1 Jimmy Earle 15-12 Jimmy Earle 23-9 Jimmy Earle 13-17 Butch Clifton 11-14 A.H. Solomon 20-16 A.H. Solomon 22-18 A.H. Solomon 21-15 John Stanford 27-13 John Stanford 24-16 John Stanford 35-17 John Stanford 26-19 John Stanford 26-24-2 John Stanford 27-17-1 John Stanford 24-25 John Stanford 34-15 John Stanford 32-15-1 John Stanford 23-17 John Stanford 25-18 John Stanford 28-30 John Stanford 32-30 John Stanford 39-16 Steve Peterson 32-15-1 Steve Peterson 27-22-1 Steve Peterson 42-15 Steve Peterson 28-33 Steve Peterson 35-21 Steve Peterson 25-26 Steve Peterson 32-23 Steve Peterson 36-27 Steve Peterson 28-26 Steve Peterson 31-24 Steve Peterson 17-33 Steve Peterson 29-31 Steve Peterson 39-23 Steve Peterson 41-17 Steve Peterson 26-30 Steve Peterson 33-27 Steve Peterson 40-22 Steve Peterson 32-23 Steve Peterson 30-25 Steve Peterson 32-28 Steve Peterson 27-29-1 Steve Peterson 44-18

Conf. Inc. Inc.

The Chris Whitehead “Big Stick” Award, named for one of the finest all-around players ever to play for the Blue Raiders, was initiated in 1992 and is presented annually to the Middle Tennessee player who, in the opinion of the coaching staff, is the most productive offensive player on the squad. Whitehead was a superlative third baseman for the Blue Raiders from 1986 to 1988 and signed a professional contract with the Boston Red Sox organization at the conclusion of his Middle Tennessee career. He still ranks in the top 10 in eight career categories including hits, runs, triples, home runs, total bases, slugging percentage, and walks. He batted a sparkling .338 over his three-year career in the Blue

Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. Inc. NA NA NA 9-2 1-10 5-5 NA 4-5 NA NA 3-7 NA 0-2 NA 5-7 7-5 3-8 10-2 8-4 5-7 13-10 9-12 8-4 12-4 9-3 5-7 4-8 8-4 13-5 14-7 11-6 14-0 12-5 14-6 15-6 11-8 16-4 13-7 17-7 9-14 14-10 17-6 17-10 8-16 10-13 16-8 13-10 10-13 16-14 13-16 21-8

and White. After playing in the Red Sox organization, Whitehead died in a tragic auto accident in his hometown of Maryville, Tenn., in 1991. Head coach Steve Peterson began the annual tradition the next season, with Gary Myers winning the award in 1992. Myers was a First Team All-OVC selection and Third Team Mizuno/Collegiate Baseball All-American after batting .383 with a .639 slugging percentage during the campaign.

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Annual Winners

All-Time Coaching Records (Records Incomplete)

Name Seasons Record Steve Peterson 22 707-549-3 John Stanford 14 402-272-4 A.H. Soloman 3 63-49 Jimmy Earle 4 61-48-1 Jack Deere 1 11-10 Buck Rolman 4 32-34 Butch Clifton 1 11-14

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Pct. Conference Titles NCAA App. .561 10 9 .593 4 4 .571 0 0 .555 1 1 .524 0 0 .485 1 0 .440 0 0

Gary Myers Mudcat Brewer Mudcat Brewer Jamie Walker Doug Barner Andrew Thompson Ty Curley Josh Pride Bryan Peck Josh Renick Justin Sims Brett Carroll Brett Carroll Nate Jaggers Josh Horn Rawley Bishop Rawley Bishop Bryce Brentz

2009 award recipient Bryce Brentz

Coach of the Year Jimmy Earle 1968 (OVC)

2009 (TBCA) John Stanford 1976 (OVC) 1981 (OVC) 1982 (OVC) 1983 (OVC) 1987 (OVC)

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Steve Peterson 1990 (OVC) 1995 (OVC) 2004 (SBC) 2009 (ABCA Region)

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Dewon Brazelton 2001 Amateur Athlete of the Year


All-Time Letterwinners A

Acker, Tyler . . . . . . . . . 2008Adams, James . . . . . . 1946-49 Adamson, Dave 1940-41, ’46-47 Adamson, Michael . . . . . 2008 Adwalt, James . . . . . . . . . 1950 Agee, Edward . . . . . . . . . . 1959 Akers, Chuck . . . . . . . . 2001-04 Albanese, Mark . . . . . . . . 1975 Aldrich, Martin . . . . . . 1984-85 Alford, Lewis . . . . . . . 1960, ’62 Allen, Bret . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Allson, Johnnie . . . . . . . . 1997 Altimus, Dave . . . . . . . 1946-47 Alvarez, Bo . . . . . . . . . . 1969-70 Alvis, Jordan . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Amburn, Rod . . . . . . . . . . 1975 Anderson, Josh . . . . . 2004-07 Anderton, Tommy . . . 1975-76 Angell, Rob . . . . . . . . . 1989-90 Archer, Josh . . . . . . . . . 2002-05 Armstrong, Jeremy . . 2000-02 Arswine, Karo . . . . . . . . . . 1975 Avery, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . 1987-90

B

Bailey, Denny . . . . . . . . . 1942-44

Bailey, Greg . . . . . . . . . 1959-61 Ballard, James . . . . . . . 1952-55 Banks, Lynn . . . . . . . . . 1956-57 Barbato, John . . . . . . . 1983-84 Barner, Doug . . . . . . . . 1993-96 Barnett, Aaron . . . . . . 1998-99 Barrett, Zach . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Baskin, Miles . . . . . . . . 1935-37 Bass, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Bass, Robert . . . . . . . . 1934-37 Bassham, Theophilus . . . 1935 Bates, Brad . . . . . . . . . . 1988-91 Battle, Jean . . . . . . . . . . . . 1935 Beachum, Jeff . . . . 2003-2006 Beam, Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Beaver, Tommy . . . . . . . . . 1974 Beck, Richard . . . . . . . . . . 1950 Beddies, Jordan . . . . . 1994-97 Bedwell, Ken . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Benefield, Steve . . . . . 1988-91 Bennett, Barry . . . . . . . . . 1975 Bennett, Freeland . . . 1934-36 Bennett, Robert . . . . 1960, ’63 Bevans, William . . . . . 1971-72 Birkofer, Doug . . . . . . 1982-83 Birkofer, Dougie . . . . . 2005-08 Birkofer, Jamie . . . . . . 1990-93 Bishop, Rawley . . . . . . 2006-09 Black, Ronnie . . . . . . . 1970-71 Blackwood, Merlin . . 1982-83 Blankenship, Tommy 1979-80 Blevins, Eric . . . . . . . . . 2004-05 Booker, David . . . . . . . 1978-79 Booker, Robert . . . . . . 1973-75 Borne, Danny . . . . . . . 2002-04 Box, Grant . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 Bradford, Jon . . . . . . . 1988-89 Bragg, John . . . . . . . . . 1937-40 Brandon, Henry . . . . . 1942-45 Brannon, Greg . . . . . . 1999-00 Branson, Doyle . . . . . . 1939-40 Brantner, Bill . . . . . . . . 1979-81 Bratton, Randy . . . . . . 1971-73 Brazelton, Dewon . . . 1999-01 Brentz, Bryce . . . . . . . . 2008Brewer, Buford . . . . . . 1991-94 Bridgeman, Hugh . . . . . . 1982 Brightwell, Thomas . . 1966-69 Brock, John . . . . . . . . . 1952-54 Brooks, Robin . . . . . . . . . . 1973 Brown, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Brown, Chester . . . . . . . . .1970 Brown, Homer . . . . . . 1957-58 Brown, James . . . . . . . . . . 1957 Brown, Mayfield . . . . . 1962-63 Brown, Robert . . . . . . . . . 1956 Browning, Jeff . . . . . . 1991-92 Bruno, Larry . . . . . . . . . 1981-82 Bryant, Billy . . . . . . . . . 1940-41

Bryant, David . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Buckman, Rob . . . . . 1989, ’91 Buford, Dejuan . . . . . . 1985-86 Burch, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Burkett, Bob . . . . 1942, ’46-47 Burkett, Howard . . . . 1949-50 Burnett, Tyler . . . . . . . 2008Burrahm, Roger . . . . . . . . 1993 Burris, Jimmy . . . . . . . 1983-84 Busby, Howard . . . . . . 1949-50

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Caldwell, James . . . . . . . . 1959 Caldwell, Mike . . . . . . . . . 1991 Caldwell, Wes . . . . . . . 2009Calsor, Marcus . . . . . . . . . 1973 Campbell, Clarence . 1935-38 Campbell, Matt . . . . . 2005-07 Campbell, Phillip . . . . 1998-01 Campbell, Wallace . . . . . 1938 Capone, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Carden, Milner . . . . . . 1957-58 Carlton, Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . 1949 Carlton, Kenneth . . . . . . . 1959 Carnagie, David . . . . . . . . 1978 Carnes, Chip . . . . . . . . 1985-87 Carr, Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950 Carroll, Brett . . . . . . . . 2002-04 Carson, Glen . . . . . . . . . . . 1955 Carson, John . . . . . . . . 1957-58 Carter, Jesse . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Cartwright, Billy . . . . . . . . 1942 Cartwright, Chris . . . . 1986-87 Cartwright, Eugene . . . . 1942 Carver, Jack . . . . . 1966-67, ’69 Case, Jon . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-98 Cathcart, Gary . . . . . . 1983-84 Cawthorn, Steve . . . . . . . 1973 Chandler, Barry . . . . . 1985-86 Chandler, James . . . . . . . 1954 Charbonneau, Steve . . . 1981 Charles, Marcus . . . . . . . . 1942 Charlton, James . . . . . . . . 1952 Cheshire, Ricky . . . . . . 1976-77 Chinapen, Wayne . . . 1997-99 Chrisman, Gary . . . . . 1967-69 Church, BJ . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Church, David . . . . . . . . . . 1966 Clay, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Cloyd, Jim . . . . . . . . . . 1946-48 Colburn, Alan . . . . . . . 1983-85 Cole, Thomas . . . . . . . 1946-47 Coley, Chad . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 Collier, David . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Collins, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . 1973 Comer, Jack . . . . . . . . . 1966-67 Comer, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Conchin, Jason . . . . . . 1999-00 Conder, Reed . . . . . . . . . . 1949 Cone, Douglas . . . . . . 1949-50 Conway, Richie . . . . . . 1994-95 Cooper, Chad . . . . . . . 2002-03 Cooms, Wayne . . . . . . . . . 1957 Copeland, Tyler . . . . . 2004-07 Corbin, Charley K. . . . . . . 1926 Corbin, Scott . . . . . . . . 1970-73 Corbin, Scott . . . . . . . . 1956-57 Corrado, Mark . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Correll, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . .1986 Cosman, James . . . . . 1962-63 Courtright, Chris . . . . . . . 1987 Cox, John . . . . . . . . . . . 1948-49 Cox, Roger . . . . . . . . . . 1973-74 Crabtree, Chris . . . . . . 1990-91 Craddock, Joe . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Craig, James . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Crocker, Kerry . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Cross, Barry . . . . . . . . . 1988-89 Crossing, Russell . . . . . . . 1982 Crowell, Jackie . . . . . . 1975-76 Crowell, William . . . . . . . . 1954 Crunk, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Culley, Robert . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . .1926 Cunnyngham, Greg . 1966-68 Curl, Conrad . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 Curley, Ty . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-99

Curtis, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954

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Dalton, Joe . . . . . . . . . 1993-96 Dalton, Stuart . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Daniel, Charlie . . . . . . 1968-69 Darby, Adam . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Darlington, Ben . . . . . 2007Darnall, Dean . . . . . . . 1992-93 Darnell, Randy . . . . . . . . . 1975 Darnell, Ryan . . . . . . . 2003-04 Daum, Keith . . . . . . . . 1989-90 Davenport, Hobie . . . 1973-74 Davenport, Richard . 1964-66 David, Ralph . . . . . . . . 1981-84 Davis, Chip . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 Davis, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . 1982-85 Davis, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . 1946-47 Davis, Kevin . . 1997-98, ’00-01 David, Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1959 Dawkins, Tony . . . . . . 1979-80 Dawson, Hunter . . . . . 2008Day, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1964 Dean, Zach . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Decker, Tommy . . . . . 2004-05 Deere, Jack . . . . . . . . . 1942-45 Delay, Fred . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Dennis, Taylor . . . . . . . 2006-09 Derrick, William . . . . . 1952-53 Dewall, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966 Dial, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . 1982-84 Dillard, Ryan . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Donnelly, James . . . . 1962-63 Doris, Russell . . . . . . . . 1946-47 Doss, Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Doyle, David . . . . . . . . . . .1982 Driver, William T. . . . . . . . 1941 Drochomirecki, Walter . . 1941 Duff, Scott . . . . . . . . . . 1988-89 Duncan, J.C. . . . . . . . . . . . .1954 Duncan, Jubal . . . . . . . . . 2007 Duncan, Steve . . . . . . 1980-81 Duval, John . . . . . . . . . 1955-56 Dyer, Ken . . . . . . . . . . . 1975-76

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Eakes, Chase . . . . . 2003-2006 Early, Brian . . . . . . . . . . 1992-96 Edwards, Chad . . . . . . 2006Edwards, Phillip . . . . . 1989-92 Edwards, Taylor . . . . . 1968-71 Eiselstein, Thomas . . 1966-69 Elling, Dan . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Ellis, Kenneth . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Elrod, Gary . . . . . . . . . . 1972-74 Elsea, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Emerson, Gary . . . . . . 1984-85 England, Barry . . . . . . 1982-83 England, Jarrett . . . . . . . . 2003 England, William . . . . 1962-63 Ervin, Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1940 Ervin, Myles . . . . . . . . . 2007-09 Evans, Charles . . . . . . 1972-73 Evans, James . . . . . . . . 1954-57 Evans, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1955 Evans, Raymond . . . . 1956-57 Evans, Stanley . . . . . . 1969-71 Ezell, Kenneth . . . . . . . 1934-37

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Fairbanks, David . . . . . . . 1968 Farrar, J.R. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977-78 Farris, Morgan . . . . . . . . . 1926 Faulkner, Chris . . . . . . . . . 1979 Felts, Eugene . . . . . . . 1955-56 Felts, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . 1978-79 Ferguson, Clyde . . . . . . . . 1926 Finch, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Finger, Tilman . . . . . . . 1935-38 Finley, Ken . . . . . . . . . . 1992-93 Finney, John . . . . . . . . 1966-68 Fletcher, Randell . . . . 1960-61 Forrest, Howard . . . . . . . . 1986 Fox, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . 1962-63 Fraley, Will . . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 Francescon, PJ . . . . . . 2008-09 Franciscon, Victor . . . 1958-59 Frazier, Victor . . . . . . . . . . 1942

Freels, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Freeman, Otis Lewis . . . . 1926 Fudge, Robert . . . . . . 1938-39 Fuggitt, Carl . . . . . . . . 1985-86 Fulda, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Fuqua, Burt . . . . . . . . . 1976-79 Fuson, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980

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Gaines, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Galbreath, Carlton . . 1947-50 Gamble, Howard . . . . 1951-52 Garner, Carter . . . . . . . 1973-74 Garner, David . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Garrett, Martin . . . . . . . . . 1954 Gash, Darius . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Gatlin, Bobby . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Gebhart, Harold . . . . . 1981-83 Gerhart, Kenny . . . . . . 1980-82 Gibson, Dan . . . . . . . . 1972-74 Gilliam, Jim . . . . . . . . . 1970-71 Glover, David . . . . . . . 1971-72 Goff, Randy . . . . . . . . . 1979-82 Goff, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983-86 Goggin, Chris . . . . . . . 1992-95 Goodman, Scott . . . . 1998-01 Gordon, Gilbert . . . . . 1933-36 Gore, James L. . . . . . . . . . 1926 Graham, Dale . . . . . . . 1994-95 Graham, Mike . . . . . . . 1977-78 Graves, Eric . . . . . . . . . 1978-80 Green, Butch . . . . . . . . . . . 1968 Greene, Doug . . . . . . . 1990-91 Greer, Brent . . . . . . . . . 1992-94 Greer, Charles . . . . . . . 1939-41 Gregory, Brian . . . . . . . . . 1987 Gregory, Jesse . . . . . . . . . 1926 Grider, Fred . . . . . . . . . 1946-47 Griffith, Earl . . . . . . . . . 1972-73 Griffith, Matthew . . . . 2000-01 Griffith, Thomas . . . . . 1954-55 Griswold, Cheyne . . . . . . 1998 Guidry, Justin . . . . . . . 2009Gunn, Billy . . . . . . . . . . 1946-47 Gunterman, Rick . . . . . . . 1977 Gupton, Harry . . . . . . 1948-50 Gwaltney, Ralph . . . . 1938-40

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Hacker, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Hackman, Henry . . . . . . . 1926 Hale, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Hall, Dave . . . . . . . 1960, ’62-63 Hamblen, James . . . . 1935-38 Hamblen, Jeff . . . . . . . 1980-81 Hambrick, John . . . . . 1935-38 Hamilton, Ken . . . . . . . . . 1991 Hanks, Dean . . . . . . . . 1991-92 Haralson, Scott . . . . . . . . . 1994 Hardin, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Hardin, John . . . . . . . . . . . 1959 Hardison, Robert . . . . 1955-56 Hargrove, Scott . . . . . . . . 1987 Harlan, Jeff . . . . . . . . . 1935-36 Harmening, Charles . 1948-49 Harp, Troy . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04 Harper, Quinnie . . . . 1960, ’63 Harrington, John . . . . 1976-77 Harris, Wendell . . . . . . . . . 1959 Hayes, Tony . . . . . . . . . 1986-87 Heath, Dillon . . . . . . . . 2006-08 Heatherly, John . . . . . 1968-71 Helton, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Hendrick, Roger . . . . . 1962-65 Hendrix, Chris . . . . . . . 1995-96 Henry, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 1956 Henson, Barry . . . . . . . 1981-82 Hessey, Ed . . . . . . . . . . 1934-37 Hibdon, Donald . . . . . 1971-72 Hicks, Doug . . . . . . . . . 1978-79 Hicks, Jamie . . . . . . . . 1991-94 Higgins, Frank . . . . . . 1958-59 Hill, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Hill, Mori . . . . . . . . . . . . 1061-63 Hines, Bobby . . . . . . . 1978-79 Hines, Nathan . . . . . . . 2005-09

2009 Sun Belt Champions

Hinson, J.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Hobson, Edward . . . . 1963-65 Hodges, William Edward 1941 Holliday, Scott . . . . . . . . . 1981 Holmes, Anthony . . . 1986-87 Holt, Gilbert . . . . . . . . 1974-75 Horn, Josh . . . . . . . 2005-2006 Horschel, Travis . . . . . 2002-04 Horseman, Shay . . . . 2003-07 Houts, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Hovater, Stan . . . . . . . 1983-84 Howard, Brad . . . . . . . 1997-00 Howard, Spot . . . . . . . 1975-76 Howarth, Jason . . . . . 1999-02 Howell, Richard . . . . . 1965-67 Howse, Kherman . . . . 1991-92 Huckeby, Roger . . . . . 1981-83 Hudson, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . 1941 Hudson, Tommy . . . . 1939-42 Hudson, Zach . . . . . . . 2007Hugeby, Roger . . . . . . 1981-83 Hughes, Patrick . . . . . 1966-67 Hulsey, Will . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Humphrey, Justin . . . 2006-07 Hutsell, Bill . . . . . . . . . . 1989-90 Hyde, Tyler . . . . . . . . . . 2008-

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Jackson, J.W. . . . . . . . . . . . 1935 Jackson, Jimmy . . . . . 1941-42 Jackson, Joe . . . . . . . . 1948-49 Jaggers, Nate . . . . . . . 2002-05 James, Mike . . . . . . . . . 1984-86 James, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 James, Teddy . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Jamison, Jamie . . . . . . . . . 1968 Jarvis, Rodger . . . . . . . 1988-89 Jobe, Martin . . . . . . . . . . . 1964 Johnson, Brandon . . . 2000-01 Johnson, Clint . . . . . . 1997-98 Johnson, Donnie . . . . 1976-77 Johnson, Gerald . . . . 1954-56 Johnson, Greg 1982-83, ’85-87 Johnson, Henry . . . . . . . . 1980 Johnson, Jed . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Jones, A.J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Jones, Craig . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Jones, Justin . . . . . . . . 2008Jones, Larry . . . . . . . . . 1962-65 Jones, Nick . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Jones, Phillips . . . 1959-60, ’62 Jones, Rodney . . . . . . 1974-75 Jones, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . 1971

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Kasser, Jeff . . . . . . . 2003-2006 Keeton, Garry . . . . . . . 1980-82 Keller, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . 1973-74 Keller, John . . . . . . . . . 1972-73 Kelly, Jimmy . . . . . . . . 2005-07 Kemp, Shane . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Kemp, William . . . . . . 1957-58 Kendrick, Wayne . . . . 2004-07 Kennon, Emmett . . . . 1935-38 Kessinger, Tony . . . . . 1968-71 Killian, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Kines, Steven . . . 1999, ’01-03 King, Jamie . . . . . . . . . . . . 1975 King, Terry . . . . . . . . . . 1973-74 King, Virgil . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 King, Wade . . . . . . . . . 1978-79 Kirby, Chad . . . . . . . . . 1995-98 Kirk, David . . . . . . . . . . 1964-66 Kline, Steve . . . . . 2001, ’03-04 Knox, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Krei, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974-75 Kuhn, Jason . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Kunicki, Doug . . . . . . 2000, ’02 Kurtz, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002

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Ladd, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Lammers, Kris . . . . . . . 1998-01 Lane, David . . . . . . . . . 1990-91 Lane, Jim . . . . . . . 1942, ’46-47 Langley, Ty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Lankster, Ben . . . . . . . 1974-77

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All-Time Letterwinners Larson, Adam . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Larson, Timothy . . . . . . . . 1984 Laverty, Jack . . . . . . . . 1973-74 Law, Homer L. . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Lawson, Cale . . . . . . . . 1988-91 Lay, Steven . . . . . . . . . 1994-97 Lazette, Karl . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Leaver, Larry . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 LeGuenec, Chris . . . . . 2002-05 Liendecker, Randy . . 1973-75 Lindsey, Jay . . . . . . . . . 1991-92 Liner, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 Links, Justin . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Lodes, Lance . . . . . . . . 1992-94 Lomax, Ken . . . . . . . . . 1984-85 Long, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1937 Long, Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Lovelady, Willard . . . . 1949-50 Loveless, Bauman . . . 1937-38 Lowe, Charles . . . . . . . . . . 1950 Lowe, Richard . . . . . . . . . . 1959 Luttrell, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Lyons, Charles . . . . . . 1949-51 Lyons, Perry . . . . . . . . . 1995-96

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Machado, Charles R. . 1966-68 Mackie, Ira . . . . . . . . . . 1939-41 Madison, Rick . . . . . . . . . . 1975 Mahaffey, Billy Joe . . 1973-74 Majors, Harry . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Mallas, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . 1979-80 Mangrum, Larry . . . . . 1968-70 Manning, Douglas . . . . . 1954 Manson, Edward . . . . 1971-73 Mantzanis, Peter . . . . 2006-07 Marbet, Lee . . . . . . . . . 1996-97 Marcum, Scott . . . . . . 1985-86 Marcus, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Marrs, Nick . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Martin, Charles . . . . . . 1946-47 Martin, Dick . . . . . . . . 1986, ’88 Martin, Hilary . . . . . . . 1946-47 Martin, Patrick . . . . . . 1962-63 Martin, Tony . . . . . . . . 1988-89 Martin, Richard . . . . . 1985-86 Martin, Todd . . . . . 2005-2006 Mason, John . . . . . . . . 1990-91 Mathis, Wally . . . . . . . . . 197-75 Matthews, Gary . . . . . 1973-74 Maurice, Harry . . . . . . 1969-71 Maxwell, Jason . . . . . . 1991-93 Maxwell, Kerry . . . . . . 1977-78 Mayes, Patrick . . . . . . . 1992-95 Maynard, James . . . . . . . . 1955 McClintock, Bobby . . . . . 1941 McCool, Larry . . . . . . . 1962-63 McCormack, Callie . . . . . 1958 McCormick, John . . . . . . 1989 McCrory, William . . . . 1940-41 McCulloch, Robert . . . . . 1942 McDade, Blake . . . . . . 2007McDonald, Billy . . . . . 1940-42 McDonald, Robert . . . . . 1982 McDowell, Bob . . . . . . 1992-93 McGehee, Clofton . . 1935, ’37 McGrath, Butch . . . . . 1966-68 McHaffey, William . . . 1964-67 McIntire, Eugene . . . 1941-42, ’46-47 McKenry, Michael 2004-2006 McKenzie, Don . . . . . . . . . 1979 McKinley, William . . . 1964-67 McLaury, Mike . . . . . . 1992-93 McMeen, Mike . . . . . . . . . 1978 McNamee, Eric . . . . . . 2004-05 McPeake, Howard . . . 1946-47 McSweeney, Michael 2006-07 Mears. Marshall . . . . . 2008Meinhart, Stuart . . . . . 2009Melson, Gary . . . . . . . . 1972-75 Menzer, Brian . . . . . . . 1984-85 Messerly, Mike . . . . . . 1987-88 Miller, Alex . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Miller, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Miller, Charley . . . . . . 1936-38 Miller, Donald . . . . . . . 1962-63

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Miller, Justin . . . . . . . . . . 2008Miller, Rodney . . . . . . 1964-65 Miller, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 Mimms, Brown . . . . . . 1934-36 Moates, Jason . . . . . . . 2000-01 Mobley, Chris . . . . . . . 2002-04 Montgomery, Nick . . . 2009Moore, Danny . . . . . . . 1976-78 Moore, Jerry . . . . 1980-81, ’83 Moore, Mike . . . . . . . . 1977-78 Moore, Thomas . . . . . 1978-79 Morgan, Scott . . . . . . . 1989-90 Morris, Teddy . . . . . . . 1963-66 Mulligan, Sammy . . . . . . 1977 Mundy, Charles . . . . . . . . 1970 Murphy, Charles . . . . 1936-38 Murray, Charles . . . . . . . . 1976 Murray, Johnny . . . . . 1973-75 Myers, Gary . . . . . . . . . 1991-92

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Neal, Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . 1975 Neal, Samuel . . . . . . . . 1975-76 Nevils, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Newberry, Wayne . . . 1982-83 Newitt, Cam . . . . . . . . 1998-99 Ney, Randy . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Nicely, Tim . . . . . . . . . . 1984-85 Nichols, Sam . . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Nichting, Tom . . . . . . . 1977-78 Nickell, Grant . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Nisbett, Marshall . . . . 2001-02 Nix, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Nolen, Tommy . . . . . . . . . 1971 Norment, Mike . . . . . . 1980-81 Nortin, Jimmie . . . . . . . . . 1935 Norton, Chris . . . . . . . 1985-88 Norton, James . . . . . . 1934-36 Novak, Mark . . . . . . . . 1980-83 Nunley, Joe . . 1942-43, ’47-48

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O’Bryan, Gary . . . . . . . 1969-71 Ogilvie, Larry . . . . . . . . . . .1979 Oleksik, George . . . . . 1993-96 Oliver, Randy . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Osborne, Mack . . . . . . 1946-47 Osborne, Thomas . . . 1946-47 Osteen, Herman . . . . . . . 1926 Osteen, Ralph . . . . . . . 1949-51 Osteen, Robert . . . . . . 1952-54 Ostrander, Mike . . . . . . . . 2001 Owen, Hoyte . . . . . . . . 1933-36 Owen, Terry . . . . . . . . . 1970-71 Owen, Thomas . . . . . . 1974-75 Owens, Jay . . . . . . . . . . 1988-90 Owens, Jeremy . . . . . . 1996-98 Owens, Tommy . . . . . 1973-74

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Pace, Carl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Page, Thomas . . . . . . 1960, ’63 Painter, James . . . . . . 1960-63 Paris, Brian . . . . . . . . . . 1998-99 Parks, Jamie . . . . . . . . . 1989-90 Parsons, Jeff . . . . . . . . 1998-00 Parton, Bobby . . . . . . 1971-73 Paschall, Doug . . . . . . 1982-83 Pass, Edward . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Patterson, C.W. . . . . . . 1967-68 Patterson, David . . . . 2004-05 Pearson, Jerry . . . . . . . 1960-61 Pearson, Tony . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Peck, Brian . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00 Peck, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Pedigo, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Peek, Kenneth . . . . . . 1962-63 Perkins, Jeffrey . . . . . . 1981-82 Peters, Denton . . . . . . 1973-76 Petrea, Joe . . . . . . . . . . 1980-81 Petty, Jimmy . . . . . . . . 1983-84 Phillips, Derek . . . . . . . 2001-04 Phillips, Steve . . . . . . . . . . 1970 Philpot, Doug . . . . . . . 1991-92 Pickle, Mark . . . . . . . . . 1992-93 Pitts, David . . . . . . . . . 1958-59 Ploucher, George . . . 1974-75

Pope, Jackie . . . . . . . . . . . 1963 Powers, Jamie 1996-97, ’99-00 Presley, Willis . . . . . . . . . . .1939 Prestley, Guy . . . . . . . . 1969-71 Price, Chris . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94 Price, Edward . . . . . . . . . . 1959 Price, John . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 Price, Les . . . . . . . . . . . 1970-73 Pride, Josh . . . . . . . . . . 1997-00 Purvis, Ray . . . . . . . . . . 1957-60 Puryear, Kip . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Pye, Eddie . . . . . . . . . . 1986-88

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Quillen, Robert . . . . . . . . . 1981

R

Raffo, Greg . . . . . . . . . . 1990-91 Rainier, Dennis . . . . . . . . . 1969 Ramage, Bill . . . . . . . . 1973-74 Rash, Leon . . . . . . . . . . 1966-68 Raulston, Joe . . . . . . . . . . 1942 Ray, Jere . . . . . . . . . . . . 1960-62 Ray, Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Reasons, Robert . . . . . 1956-58 Reavis, Craig . . . . . . . . 1992-95 Reavis, Jackie . . . . . . . . . . 1960 Reed, William . . . . . . . 1949-50 Reeder, Charles . . . . . 1963-64 Reilley, Brett . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Renegar, William . . . . 1959-60 Renick, Josh . . . . . . . . 2000-01 Rentschler, Keith . . . . 1976-77 Reynolds, Frances . . . 1956-57 Richardson, Dave . . . 1985-88 Richardson, Tony . . . . 1975-76 Rickman, Chris . . . . . . 1992-94 Rion, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1938 Rion, J.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1955-56 Roadarmel, Andy . . . . . . .2003 Roddy, Vollie . . . . . . . . 1962-63 Rolman, Marvin . . . . . 1955-57 Rose, Kenneth . . . . . . 1959-60 Rowe, Terry . . . . . . . . . 1970-71 Roberts, James . . . . . . . . . 1941 Roberts, Jason . . . . . . 1999-00 Roberts, Kenneth . . . . 2007Robertson, Drew . . . . 2007Robichaud, Buddy . . . . . 1969 Robichaud, Ed . . . . . . 1970-73 Robinson, Brad . . . . . . 2007-08 Robinson, Brownie . . 1938-40 Robinson, Dwight . . . 1989-91 Robinson, Randy . . . . 1970-71 Rogers, Shawn . . . . . . 1994-95 Runion, Maxie . . . . . . . . . 1950 Rushing, Martin . . . . . 1955-57 Russell, Ken . . . . . . . . . 1961-63

S

Sain, Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970 Sain, Scott . . . . . . . . . . 1973-74 Sakas, Jeffrey . . . . . . . 1968-71 Sanders, William . . . . . . . 1993 Sandlin, Daniel . . . . . . 1967-68 Sargent, Kim . . . . . . . . 1975-76 Sarver, J.O. . . . . . . . . . . 1938-40 Scanlon, John . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Schaffer, William . . . . . . . 1982 Schanberg, Tom . . . . . 1968-69 Schleicher, Jimmy . . . . . . 1941 Schoch, Morgan . . . . . . . 1963 Scott, Matt . . . . . . . . . . 2004-07 Searcy, Robert . . . . . . 1952-54 Seay, Robert . . . . . . . . 1935-38 Selitto, John . . . . . . . . 1983-84 Sellers, Ralph . . . . . . . 1955-56 Settle, William . . . . . . . 1962-63 Severance, Mike . . . . . 1990-91 Sewart, Harold . . . . . . . . . 1936 Sexton, Dave . . . . . . . . 1939-40 Shadowens, Jerry . . . 1954-55 Shadowens, Keith . . . 1984-85 Shaffer, William . . . . . . . . 1982 Shanks, Stanley . . . . . 1975-78 Shanks, Wayne . . . . . . . . . 1975 Sharp, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . 1982-83

Sharp, Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Sharp, Miles . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Sheehan, Bryon . . . . . . . . 1984 Shelton, Jeff . . . . . . . . 1989-90 Shipley, William . . . . . . . . 1962 Shoemake, Shane . . . 1995-96 Shrader, Douglas . . . . 1955-56 Simmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939 Sims, Justin . . . . . . . . . 2000-02 Sinopoli, Pete . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Skillman, Kyle . . . . . . . 1999-01 Sliger, Jamison . . . . . . . . . 2000 Skeen, Bruce . . . . . . . . 1965-67 Smalley, Brett . . . . . . . 2006-09 Smartt, Maury . . . . . . 1942-43 Smeets, Tjerk . . . . . . . 1999-01 Smith, Barry . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Smith, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Smith, Chuck . . . . . . . 1975-76 Smith, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . .1985 Smith, David . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Smith, Doyle . . . . . . . . . . . 1939 Smith, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Smith, Kris . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Smith, Mark . . . . . . . . . 1979-81 Smith, Marty . . . . . . . . 1981-84 Smith, Paul . . . . . . . . . 1966-67 Smith, Robert . . . . . . . 1981-84 Smith, Sam . . . . . . . . . 1939-40 Smith, Steve . . . . . . . . 1975-77 Smitherman, Woodrow . . . . . . 1935-38 Smotherman, Cromer 1946-48 Snellgrove, Clay . . . . . 1994-97 Snyder, Chris . . . . 1994, ’96-97 Sonneberger, Steve . 1983-86 Sparkman, Kyle . . . . . 1999-02 Speagle, Kenneth . . 1960, ’63 Staggs, Leonard . . . . . 1947-48 Stallings, John . . . . . . 1960-62 Stamps, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . 1977 Stanford, John . . . . . . 1960-63 Stanley, Langdon . . . 2006-08 Stanton, Jason . . . . . . 1993-96 Stapleton, Jerry . . . . . 1963-64 Starkey, Randy . . . . . . . . . 1980 Steakley, Darryl . . . . . 1987-90 Steckley, Daryll . . . . . . . . . 1987 Sterritt, Tommy . . . . . 2005-06 Stewart, Steve . . . . . . . . . 1984 Stockfish, John . . . . . . . . . 1991 Stoltz, Jud . . . . . . . . . . 2008Stone, Nic . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-01 Storey, Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Story, Bradley . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Stratton, Mike . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Straub, Brady . . . . . . . 1966-69 Street, Bernard . . . . . . 1955-56 Suba, Kevin . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Sudberry, Chris . . . . . . . . 1998 Sullivan, Jack . . . . . . . 1950-51 Summers, George . . . . . . 1940 Suter, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1940 Swan, Hubert . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Swing, Chase . . . . . . . 2002-05 Swistak, Brian . . . . . . . . . . 1994

T

Talbott, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . 1975 Tant, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Tarter, Donald . . . . . . . 1966-68 Tarplay, Horton . . . . . 1941-42 Tassey, Donald . . . . . . 1960-62 Taylor, Marcus . . . . 2003-2006 Taylor, Rick . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Taylor, Robert . . . . . . . 1937-39 Thacker, Perry . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Thomas, Clif . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Thomas, Dwight . . . 1981-82, ’84-85 Thomas, Hamp . . . . . . 1934-37 Thomas, Kyle . . . . . . . 1998-01 Thompson, Andrew . 1994-97 Thompson, B.H. . . . . . . . . 1926 Thompson, Mitchell . 1955-56 Thompson, Troy . . . . . 1985-86 Tobitt, Mike . . . . . . . . . 1978-81

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Todd, Brad . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Tolbert, Charles . . . . . . . . 1941 Toline, Robert . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Townsend, Michel . . . 1968-71 Treadway, Chris . . . . . 1998-99 Tribbey, Bob . . . . . . . . 1985-86 Triplett, Bill . . . . . . . . . 1983-84 Trotter, Mitch . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Tucker, J.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Tucker, Tommy . . . . . . . . . 1975 Turman, Jasper . . . . . . 1961-63 Turner, Scott . . . . . . . . 1982-83 Turner, William . . . . . . 1982-83

V

Vanwinkle, David . . . . . . .2001 Vaughn, Mark . . . . . . . 1985-86 Vaughn, Ronnie . . . . . 1982-83 Veal, Samuel . . . . . . . . 1975-76 Vetter, Barry . . . . . . . . 1986-87 Victory, Kenneth . . . . 1965-67 Vincent, Randy . . . . . . . . . 1981

W

Waggoner, Paul . . . . . . . . 1937 Walker, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968 Walker, Dustin . . . . . . . . . 1998 Walker, Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926 Walker, Jamie . . . . . . . 1994-95 Wallus, Aaron . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Warren, Adam . . . . . . 2004-07 Watkins, Corey . . . . . . 1988-91 Watson, Alex . . . . . . . . 2005-07 Watson, Steven . . . . . 2008-09 Weathers, Jan . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Weathers, John . . . . . 1977-78 Weaver, James . . . . . . 1970-71 Wegmann, Tom . . . . . 1989-90 Wetherington, Kyler . . . . 2005 Wheeler, Ricky . . . . . . . . . 1976 Whitaker, Clayton . . . . . . 1972 Whitaker, Mack . . . . . 1977-78 Whittaker, Kevin . . . . . 2008Whitehead, Chris . . . . 1986-88 Whitehead, Wes . . . . . 1997-00 Wittaker, Art . . . . . . . . 1977-80 Wiggins, Greer . . . . . . 1941-42 Williams, Denny . . . . . . . . 1970 Williams, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Williams, John . . . . . . 2001-04 Wilson, Brett . . . . . . . . 2009Wilson, Larry . . . . . . . . 1969-70 Wilson, Tom . . . . . . . . . 1978-81 Wilson, Trevor . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Windham, Brad . . . . . . . . 1983 Witherow, James . . . . 1969-72 Wolaver, Jake . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Woodruff, Ed . . . . . . . . . . . 1960 Woodrum, Randy . . . 1997-98 Woods, Coty . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Woodson, Charlie Joe . . 1926 Woodward, Allan . . . . 2005-06 Wright, Brian . . . . . . . . 1998-99 Wright, Butch . . . . . . . 1968-71

Y

Yarbrough, Seth . . . . . 2001-02 Yarotsky, Mike . . . . . . . . . 1980 Yates, Carl . . . . . . . . . . 1938-40 Yearwood, Jack . . . . . 1948-49 Yearwood, Wayne . . . 1952-53 Young, Harold . . . . . . . . . 1969 Young, Mike . . . . . . . . 1988-89

Z

Zakotnik, Tom . . . . . . . 1977-79 Zimmermann, George . . . . . . . 1986-89 Zitney, Steve . . . . . . . . 1973-76 Zuccalmaglio, Glen . . . . . 1983


Year-by-Year Results Coach: John Stanford 1974: 27-13 (7-5 OVC) 3/11 Morris-Harvey Co . L, 11-4 3/12 Morris-Harvey Co. W, 14-4 3/13 Jacksonville State . L, 5-1 3/14 Jacksonville State . W, 7-1 3/15 vs. Ohio State# . . . . . . . . . L, 3-1 3/18 Fisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 3/22 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-1 3/22 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 3/23 Wright Univ. . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 3/23 Wright Univ. . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 3/25 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 3/27 at David Lipscomb . . . . . L, 5-2 3/28 Tennessee State . . W, 12-0 4/01 Chattanooga . . . . . . W, 9-1 4/01 Chattanooga . . . . W, 14-2 4/02 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 6-3 4/02 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 16-1 4/04 at Tennessee State . . . W, 12-6 4/05 Jacksonville State . W, 3-2 4/06 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 4/06 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 5-1 4/09 Athens College . . . . W, 3-0 4/09 Athens College . . . . W, 3-0 4/10 Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 4/11 at Athens College . . . . . W, 6-1 4/11 at Athens College . . . . . W, 9-0 4/13 Murray State* . . . . . . L, 4-3 4/13 Murray State* . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/15 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 4/17 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 4/18 at Chattanooga . . . . . . . W, 7-1 4/18 at Chattanooga . . . . . . . W, 7-0 4/20 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 8-7 4/20 at Western Kentucky* . W, 8-2 4/24 at Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 4/25 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-8 4/26 vs. Murray State$* . . . . . W, 7-3 4/28 Murray State* . . . . . . L, 7-2 4/30 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 4/30 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 # - Macon, Ga. $ - Clarksville, Tenn.

Coach: John Stanford 1975: 24-16 (3-8 OVC) Records Incomplete 3/09 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . L, 11-2 3/09 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 3/10 at Tulane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-0 3/10 at Tulane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-0 3/11 at Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . W 3/12 at McNeese State . . . . . . W, 7-6 3/12 at McNeese State . . . . . . . L, 1-0 3/14 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 3/15 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/15 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 3/19 Athens College . . . . W, 5-2 3/21 Olivet College . . . . . W, 5-3 3/22 Wisc.-Superior . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/26 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 3/28 Wisc.-Superior . . . . . . W, 5-1 3/28 Wisc.-Superior . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/30 Millikin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-0 3/30 Millikin . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-1 4/01 Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-5 4/02 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 4/03 Tennessee State . . . . W, 3-0 4/05 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 4/05 AUstin Peay* . . . . . . . . L, 2-0 4/07 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 4/08 Kentucky Wesleyan W, 9-2 4/08 Kentucky Wesleyan W, 6-4 4/11 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-1 4/12 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 4/12 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 5-0 4/13 Bellarmine . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 4/13 Bellarmine . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4

4/16 4/17 4/18 4/20 4/20 4/22 4/24 4/26 4/28

Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-2 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-7 Western Kentucky* W, 3-1 Kentucky Wesleyan W, 3-2 Kentucky Wesleyan L, 4-0 at Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 David Lipscomb . . . . . L, 4-2 at Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-0 at Tennessee State . . . . W, 4-0

Coach: John Stanford 1976: 35-17 (10-2 OVC) at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-3 at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-6 at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-5 3/05 vs. West Virginia# . . . . . . W, 5-0 3/13 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-3 3/13 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 3/14 Fisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 3/18 Tennessee Temple . . W, 8-0 3/18 Tennessee Temple W, 11-1 3/19 Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-0 3/20 Millikin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-9 3/20 Millikin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 3/21 Miami (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-5 3/23 at David Lipscomb . . . L, 5-17 3/24 Wisc.-Eau Claire . . W, 10-0 3/24 Wisc.-Eau Claire . . . . L, 2-3 3/26 Central Illinois . . . L, 8-11 3/27 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 1-0 3/27 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 3/30 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-4 4/02 Austin Peay* . . . . . . W, 21-6 4/02 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/04 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-7 4/05 at Tennessee State . . . . . L, 7-8 4/07 Western Kentucky* W, 5-3 4/07 Western Kentucky* W, 4-3 4/08 Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-0 4/08 Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-0 4/10 at Western Kentucky . . W, 3-0 4/10 at Western Kentucky . . W, 4-3 4/11 at Bellarmine . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-6 4/11 at Bellarmine . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 4/12 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 4/14 Murray State* . . . . . . W, 6-0 4/14 Murray State* . . . . . . W, 7-1 4/15 Tennessee State . . W, 12-3 4/17 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 4/17 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 3-6 4/20 at Fisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-4 4/22 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-4 4/23 David Lipscomb . . . W, 20-8 4/25 Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 3-0 4/25 Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 4-3 5/03 at Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 5/10 Morehead State! . . . W, 9-3 5/10 Morehead State! . . L, 9-10 5/11 Morehead State! . . . W, 4-0 5/21 vs. Auburn& . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-1 5/22 vs. Jacksonville State& . W, 5-1 # - Macon, Ga. * - OVC Western Division Game ! - OVC Champ. Series, Murfreesboro & - NCAA South Regional, Tallahassee, Fla.

Coach: John Stanford 1977: 26-19 (8-4 OVC) 3/04 Indiana State . . . . . . . L, 0-2 3/04 Indiana State . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/06 Tennessee Tech . . . . . W, 3-0 3/06 Tennessee Tech . . . . . W, 9-4 3/09 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 3/15 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-8 3/16 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 3/18 N. Central Illinois . W, 3-0 3/18 N. Central Illinois . W, 6-5 3/19 at North Alabama . . . . W, 16-3

3/20 3/20 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/26 3/27 3/27 3/30 4/01 4/02 4/03 4/03 4/06 4/06 4/07 4/07 4/09 4/09 4/11 4/16 4/16 4/18 4/18 4/20 4/21 4/21 4/26 5/06 5/06

at North Alabama . . . . . . L, 6-7 at North Alabama . . . . . . L, 4-5 at Tennessee Tech . . W, 12-10 at Tennessee Tech . . . . W, 17-4 David Lipscomb . . . W, 11-5 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . L, forfeit Eastern Michigan . L, 6-11 Eastern Michigan . L, 5-10 Hope College . . . . . . L, 3-13 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 8-1 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 1-3 Miami (OH) . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-16 Miami (OH) . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-14 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-6 Jacksonville State . . L, 6-8 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 4-9 Millikin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 1-0 Millikin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-0 at Western Kentucky* . W, 5-1 at Western Kentucky* . W, 5-2 Siena Heights . . . . . W, 11-0 Siena Heights . . . . . W, 18-2 Western Kentucky* W, 3-0 Western Kentucky* W, 5-1 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-4 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . L, 0-3 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-0 Sewanee . . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-0 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 7-4 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-8 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 at David Lipscomb . . . W, 11-9 at Morehead State! . . . . . L, 5-8 at Morehead State! . . . L, 1-14

* - OVC Western Division Game ! - OVC Championship Series, Morehead, Ky.

Coach: John Stanford 1978: 26-24-2 (5-7 OVC) 3/06 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . W, 7-0 3/06 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . T, 5-5 3/07 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . L, 2-7 3/07 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . L, 3-5 3/08 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . T, 3-3 3/11 at Jacksonville State . . W, 12-7 3/12 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 8-1 3/12 at Jacksonville State . . L, 4-11 3/16 at Lamar Tech . . . . . . . . L, 4-12 3/17 at Lamar Tech . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-8 3/17 at Lamar Tech . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/18 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 0-5 3/18 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 3-8 3/19 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 5-8 3/19 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . W, 5-4 3/20 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 5-8 3/21 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-11 3/21 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 3/22 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/22 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-12 3/24 HOPE COLLEGE . . . . . . . W, 9-2 3/26 ST. MARY’S . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 3/27 ST. MARY’S . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-0 3/27 ST. MARY’S . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3

3/28 3/29 3/29 3/30 3/30 4/01 4/01 4/03 4/05 4/05 4/06 4/08 4/08 4/09 4/10 4/12 4/12 4/13 4/15 4/15 4/17 4/19 4/20 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/28

ST. MARY’S . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-0 EASTERN ILLINOIS . . . . . W, 2-0 EASTERN ILLINOIS . . . . . W, 1-0 EASTERN ILLINOIS . . . . . . L, 1-6 EASTERN ILLINOIS . . . . W, 10-9 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . W, 14-3 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 6-2 at Western Kentucky* L, 1-12 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 5-6 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-5 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 0-2 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 1-7 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 8-14 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 8-3 MURRAY STATE . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 MURRAY STATE . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-9 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 7-4 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 1-8 DAVID LIPSCOMB . . . . . . L, 4-5 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 TENNESSEE STate . . . . . W, 6-5 at Tennessee St. . . . . . . . W, 8-5 at Murray State* . . . . . . L, 0-10 at Murray State* . . . . W, 15-11 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 at David Lipscomb . . . . . L, 3-4

* - OVC Western Division Game

Coach: John Stanford 1979: 27-17-1 (13-10 OVC) 2/26 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-6 3/05 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/12 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . L, 5-6 3/12 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . T, 8-8 3/13 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . L, 2-7 3/13 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . W, 11-6 3/15 TENNESSEE STATE . . . . . W, 5-3 3/16 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 3/17 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . W, 17-4 3/18 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 3/20 LUTHER COLLEGE . . . . W, 12-5 3/21 at David Lipscomb . . . . . L, 3-4 3/22 KENT STATE . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-0 3/22 KENT STATE . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 3/28 Trevecca# . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-3 3/29 Lewis & Clark# . . . . . . . L, 6-12 3/29 Aurora College# . . . . . . W, 13-7 3/30 Belmont# . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 21-1 3/30 Vanderbilt# . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 3/31 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 5-4 3/31 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 7-1 4/02 CALVIN COLLEGE . . . . . . W, 8-0 4/04 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . W, 15-3 4/04 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 4-0 4/07 at Morehead State* . . L, 5-15 4/07 at Morehead State* . . . . L, 1-6 4/08 at Eastern Kentucky* . W, 14-4 4/11 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 4/11 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-7 4/14 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 0-2 4/14 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 1-4 4/15 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 7-2 4/15 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 10-5

The 1976 Blue Raiders made the school’s first NCAA postseason trip under John Stanford.

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Year-By-Year Results 4/18 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/28 4/28 4/29 4/29 5/05

MOREHEAD STATE* . . . . . L, 1-3 MOREHEAD STATE* . . . . W, 6-0 at Murray State* . . . . . . L, 2-12 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 5-9 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 9-7 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . . L, 3-5 vs. David Lipscomb . . . . . L, 5-9 EASTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 8-3 EASTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 6-1 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 0-1 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 at Morehead State! . . L, 11-16

# - Worth Classic, Murfreesboro * - OVC Game ! - OVC Tournament, Morehead, Ky.

Coach: John Stanford 1980: 24-25 (9-12 OVC) 3/06 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-2 3/11 TENN. WESLEYAN . . . . . W, 7-2 3/11 TENN. WESLEYAN . . . . . W, 9-1 3/15 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 1-2 3/15 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . W, 6-3 3/16 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 2-0 3/17 at LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 3/18 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 3/18 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . . L, 1-2 3/19 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 3/21 at New Orleans . . . . . . . . . L, 1-5 3/21 at New Orleans . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 3/22 at New Orleans . . . . . . . . . L, 5-6 3/22 at New Orleans . . . . . . . . . L, 0-2 3/24 TENNESSEE STATE . . . . W, 16-2 3/25 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-2 3/26 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-6 3/26 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-0 3/27 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/29 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . . L, 0-3 3/29 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . . L, 1-5 4/01 WISC.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . W, 4-0 4/01 WISC.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . W, 7-1 4/03 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 4-0 4/03 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . W, 10-3 4/05 at Morehead State* . . . . L 6-7 4/05 at Morehead State* . . . . L, 6-8 4/06 at Eastern Kentucky* . . . L, 5-8 4/06 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 5-1 4/07 at Tennessee State . . . . . L, 7-8 4/10 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/10 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-3 4/12 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 1-6 4/12 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 2-4 4/17 MOREHEAD STATE* . . . . . L, 0-1 4/17 MOREHEAD STATE* . . . . . L, 4-9 4/19 at Murray State* . . . . . . W, 14-2 4/19 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 1-6 4/20 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 6-0 4/20 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 9-1 4/23 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-8 4/23 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-5 4/24 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 5-13 4/26 EASTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 4-0 4/27 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . L, 5-13 4/27 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 5/01 at Western Kentucky! . . W, 8-5 5/02 vs. Murray State! . . . . . L, 5-11 5/02 at Western Kentucky! . . . L, 2-8 * - OVC Game ! - OVC Tournament, Bowling Green, Ky.

Coach: John Stanford 1981: 34-15 (8-4 OVC) 3/06 TENNESSEE STATE . . . . . W, 2-1 3/07 at North Alabama . . . . . . L, 1-4 3/07 at North Alabama . . . . . W, 4-3 3/09 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 1-0 3/11 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 4-3 3/12 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 9-15 3/13 WISC.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . W, 5-0

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3/13 WISC.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . W, 13-6 3/15 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-0 3/17 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . . W, 2-1 3/17 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . . W, 4-1 3/19 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-4 3/20 WISC.-WHITEWATER . . W, 10-3 3/20 WISC.-WHITEWATER . . . W, 4-3 3/21 BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 3/21 BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-7 3/23 vs. Adelphi# . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/24 vs. North Central# . . . . . . L, 4-6 3/24 vs. Northern Iowa# . . . . W, 8-3 3/25 vs. Plymouth State# . . . W, 5-0 3/26 vs. Kent State# . . . . . . . L, 4-16 3/26 vs. St. Lawrence# . . . . . . W, 8-4 3/27 vs. Kent State# . . . . . . . . W, 8-5 3/30 at David Lipscomb . . . . . L, 7-8 4/01 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-7 4/03 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . . L, 4-5 4/03 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . W, 10-0 4/07 ALABAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-8 4/09 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 5-7 4/09 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 10-1 4/11 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . W, 10-8 4/11 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 7-2 4/13 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 4/14 at Tennessee State . . . . W, 9-8 4/16 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 3-6 4/16 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 6-4 4/18 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/18 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/20 KENTUCKY . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 4/21 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 4/24 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 1-2 4/24 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 5-0 4/27 DAVID LIPSCOMB . . . . L, 5-19 4/30 vs. Eastern Kentucky! . . W, 9-6 5/01 vs. Austin Peay! . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 5/02 vs. Eastern Kentucky! . W, 12-5 5/21 vs. Missouri^ . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 5/22 at Miami (FL)^ . . . . . . . . . L, 0-2 5/23 vs. Florida^ . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-7 # - Sanford Spring Tourn., Sanford, Fla. * - OVC Southern Division Game ! - OVC Tourn., Bowling Green, Ky. ^ - NCAA South Regional, Coral Gables, Fla. Coach: John Stanford 1982: 32-15-1 (12-4 OVC) 2/27 at Montevallo . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-2 2/28 at Montevallo . . . . . . . . W, 17-5 3/02 at North Alabama . . . . W, 10-5 3/06 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . T, 14-14 3/08 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . W, 8-3 3/08 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . L, 0-2 3/16 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 7-14 3/17 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-8 3/18 at Tennessee State . . . W, 11-4 3/19 WISC.-WHITEWATER . . . W, 5-3 3/19 WISC.-WHITEWATER . . . W, 6-5 3/20 at Columbus College$ . W, 5-2 3/21 vs. Fort Valley$ . . . . . . . W, 14-5 3/22 vs. Ga. SW$ . . . . . . . . . L, 13-14 3/23 at Columbus College$ . W, 4-0 3/23 at Columbus College$ . . L, 3-4 3/25 TENNESSEE . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-6 3/27 WRIGHT STATE . . . . . . . W, 14-0 3/28 WISC.-WHITEWATER . . . W, 5-2 3/30 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 6-7 4/01 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 2-1 4/01 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 5-1 4/04 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 4/04 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 10-1 4/05 MILLIKIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2 4/07 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . . L, 2-5 4/07 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 5-1 4/10 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-0 4/12 TENNESSEE STATE . . . . . W, 6-5

4/13 4/15 4/15 4/18 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/22 4/22 4/24 4/24 4/26 4/29 5/01 5/02 5/27 5/28 5/29 5/29

VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 13-7 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 5-4 at Western Kentucky* . W, 3-0 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 4-5 DAVID LIPSCOMB . . . . . . L, 1-9 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . . W, 5-3 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 MURRAY STATE* . . . . W, 11-10 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . . L, 0-3 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 9-8 vs. Eastern Kentucky! . . W, 2-1 vs. Morehead State! . . . W, 4-3 vs. Western Kentucky! . W, 9-6 vs. Oral Roberts^ . . . . . . W, 3-2 at Oklahoma State^ . . . . L, 3-5 vs. Minnesota^ . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 at Oklahoma State^ . . . . L, 3-7

$ - Columbus, Ga. * - OVC Southern Division game ! - OVC Tournament, Bowling Green, Ky. ^ - NCAA Midwest Regional, Stillwater, Okla.

Coach: John Stanford 1983: 23-17 ( 9-3 OVC ) 3/01 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . W, 12-10 3/03 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 3-4 3/06 EAST TENNESSEE . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/06 EAST TENNESSEE . . . . . . . L, 7-8 3/07 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 6-5 3/08 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . W, 12-2 3/08 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 5-2 3/16 WESTERN KENTUCKY . L, 8-11 3/17 at North Alabama . . . . . W, 8-4 3/19 at Memphis State . . . . L, 2-12 3/21 at New Orleans . . . . . . . . . L, 8-9 3/22 at New Orleans . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 3/24 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . . . L, 5-8 3/24 at SWLouisiana . . . . . . . . . L, 2-3 3/25 at SW Louisiana . . . . . . W, 11-8 3/28 WIS.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . . W, 8-3 3/28 WIS.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/29 WIS.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . . W, 6-2 3/29 WIS.-EAU CLAIRE . . . . . W, 18-5 4/01 EASTERN KENTUCKY . L, 7-17 4/04 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-0 4/11 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 5-1 4/11 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 7-5 4/11 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . W, 10-9 (10) 4/12 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-6 4/14 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-0 4/14 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . W, 16-5 4/16 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 5-6 4/16 at Murray State* . . . . . . L, 1-14 4/17 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 7-0 4/17 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 9-5 4/19 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 4/21 at Tennessee Tech* . W, 4-2 (8) 4/21 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 0-4 4/25 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 4/25 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 6-3 4/26 TENNESSEE . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-8 4/28 vs. Eastern Kentucky! . . . L, 6-3 4/30 vs. Murray State! . . . . . . . L, 6-7 * - OVC Southern Division Game ! - OVC Tournament, Morehead, Ky.

Coach: John Stanford 1984: 25-18 (5-7 OVC) 2/26 at North Alabama . . . . . W, 6-1 2/26 at North Alabama . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/02 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-11 3/04 TENN. WESLEYAN . . . . W, 15-5 3/07 LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-0 3/07 LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 3/09 at Lambuth . . . . . . W, 8-1 (11)

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3/11 3/11 3/14 3/15 3/15 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/24 3/26 3/27 3/27 3/30 3/30 3/31 4/02 4/03 4/04 4/05 4/07 4/07 4/10 4/12 4/12 4/14 4/14 4/17 4/19 4/19 4/24 4/24 4/26 5/01 5/05 5/11 5/11

MIAMI (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 MIAMI (OH) . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 at Western Kentucky . . W, 4-1 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . . L, 2-3 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 5-1 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-3 TENNESSEE STATE . . . . W, 13-6 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . . . L, 0-9 INDIANA STATE . . . . . . . L, 8-17 at Tenn. Wesleyan . . . . L, 9-12 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . W, 13-3 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . . W, 9-1 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . . W, 6-0 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . . W, 6-0 at Tennessee Temple . W, 15-3 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-9 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-6 LAMBUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-3 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . . W, 9-7 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . W, 1-0 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-15 at Cumberland . . . . . . L, 10-11 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 7-2 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . . L, 2-4 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-9 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 TENNESSEE STATE . . . . W, 10-5 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 11-0 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 9-6 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 4-7 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . . L, 6-8 VANDERBILT . . . . . W, 4-3 (11) at Murray State* . . . . . . W, 10-5 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 5-7 at Murray State* . . . L, 7-8 (10)

* - OVC Southern Division game

Coach: John Stanford 1985: 28-30 (4-8 OVC) 2/24 IUPUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-6 2/26 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 6-19 2/27 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-14 3/01 WESTERN KENTUCKY . L, 1-12 3/02 at Western Kentucky . L, 9-13 3/03 LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-1 3/03 LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 3/05 LINCOLN . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-1 3/06 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 3/07 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-1 3/08 IUPUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 3/08 IUPUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 3/09 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/09 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/11 LAMBUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-1 3/11 LAMBUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 3/12 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-9 3/13 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 2-1 3/14 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 4-3 3/16 BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-12 3/18 at Central Florida . . . . . . . L, 1-7 3/19 at Central Florida . . . . . . W, 6-0 3/20 vs. St. Xavier+ . . . . . . . . L, 1-11 3/20 vs. St. Xavier+ . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-7 3/22 vs. St. Xavier+ . . . . . . . . W, 10-5 3/23 vs. St. Xavier+ . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 3/23 vs. St. Xavier+ . . . . . . . . W, 12-7 3/26 LIPSCOMB . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-4 3/29 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-11 3/30 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-14 3/30 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-16 3/31 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 4/04 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 6-7 4/06 at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-7 4/06 at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-7 4/07 NISSAN SEMI-PROS . . . . . L, 4-8 4/08 at Tenn. Wesleyan . . . . W, 18-3 4/09 NISSAN SEMI-PROS . . . L, 1-12 4/11 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 6-0


Year-by-Year Results 4/11 4/13 4/13 4/15 4/16 4/18 4/18 4/20 4/20 4/22 4/23 4/23 4/25 4/25 4/28 4/28 4/30 5/02 5/03 5/04 5/06

at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 1-4 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . L, 6-10 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 3-7 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-5 WESTERN KENTUCKY . . . L, 4-8 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 8-2 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . . L, 1-2 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . . L, 1-5 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 7-3 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . W, 15-8 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 6-7 at Murray State* . . . . . . L, 0-13 TENNESSEE . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-8 TENNESSEE . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-7 KENTUCKY . . . . . . . . L, 4-6 (14) CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . L, 3-15 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 17-7 TENN. WESLEYAN . . . . . W, 9-3

+ - Orlando, Fla. * - OVC Southern Division game

Coach: John Stanford 1986: 32-30 (8-4 OVC) 2/25 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 5-10 3/01 at Lambuth . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-5 3/01 at Lambuth . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-4 3/02 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 1-2 3/03 at Lipscomb . . . . . . .L, 7-8 (10) 3/05 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . W, 18-5 3/07 LOUISVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 3/08 LOUISVILLE . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-2 3/08 LOUISVILLE . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 3/09 at Cumberland . . . . . . . L, 5-15 3/09 at Cumberland . . . . . . . L, 0-10 3/11 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 3/13 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/13 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . W, 11-4 3/14 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 9-6 3/16 at South Alabama . . . . L, 0-18 3/16 at South Alabama . . . . . W, 3-1 3/17 at South Alabama . . W, 20-10 3/18 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-10 3/18 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-6 3/20 vs. Kentucky+ . . . . . . . . L, 7-12 3/20 at Alabama . . . . . . . . W, 18-16 3/21 at Birm. Southern . L, 3-4 (10) 3/23 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 8-3 3/23 at Memphis State . . . . . . L, 0-1 3/24 at Memphis State . . . . . . L, 2-5 3/27 WESTERN KY. . . . . . . L, 7-8 (10) 3/28 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 3/29 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-9 3/29 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/30 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-4 3/31 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 4/02 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-6 4/03 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 2-3 4/04 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-7 4/06 vs. Jacksonville State# . W, 9-5 4/08 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . L, 1-15 4/10 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . . L, 2-3 4/10 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 6-1 4/12 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 4/12 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 4/14 LIPSCOMB . . . . . . . . . . . W, 19-6 4/17 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 2-0 4/17 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 2-0 4/17 at Tennessee Tech* . L, 3-4 (9) 4/19 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 3-7 4/19 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 9-7 4/22 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 4/22 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 8-3 4/24 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 5-3 4/24 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . . L, 3-6 4/26 MEMPHIS STATE . . . . . . . . L, 7-8 4/26 MEMPHIS STATE . . . . . . . . L, 0-4

4/27 4/28 4/30 5/02 5/02 5/09 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11

MEMPHIS STATE . . . . . . . . L, 4-7 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 TENNESSEE . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-11 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-1 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-12 Eastern Kentucky! . . . . . . L, 1-8 Tennessee Tech! . . . . . . W, 19-6 Morehead State! . . . . . W, 12-7 Eastern Kentucky! . . W, 13-11 Eastern Kentucky! . L, 7-8 (10)

+ - Tuscaloosa, Ala. # - Anniston, Ala. * - OVC Southern Division game ! - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Coach: John Stanford 1987: 39-16 (13-5 OVC) 2/25 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 2-11 3/02 WESTERN KENTUCKY . . W, 7-4 3/03 at David Lipscomb . . . . W, 6-5 3/04 at Western Kentucky . L, 5-11 3/05 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . W, 14-7 3/07 MEMPHIS STATE . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/11 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 7-1 3/12 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 2-1 3/12 MOREHEAD STATE . . . . . W, 8-7 3/13 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/14 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-13 3/14 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-0 3/15 ILLINOIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-3 3/17 at South Alabama . . . . L, 4-20 3/18 at South Alabama . . . . W, 11-9 3/19 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2 3/20 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 2-1 3/21 at Memphis State . . . . . . L, 2-4 3/23 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 3/24 OLE MISS . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-4 3/24 OLE MISS . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-1 3/25 CUMBERLAND . . . . . . . L, 7-12 3/26 at Tennessee State . . . . W, 9-5 3/28 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 3/28 at Murray State* . . . . . . W, 15-9 3/29 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 7-9 4/01 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 4/04 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-3 4/04 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 4/05 AUSTIN PEAY* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-1 4/07 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-2 4/07 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 4/08 WESTERN KENTUCKY . . W, 5-4 4/11 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 6-2 4/11 at Tennessee Tech* . . . L, 3-11 4/12 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 10-6 4/18 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 8-0 4/18 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 4/19 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 4/21 TREVECCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-6 4/22 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 4/23 NORTH ALABAMA . . . . . W, 3-1 4/25 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 5-1 4/25 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . W, 7-6 4/26 MURRAY STATE* . . . . . . . . L, 5-6 4/28 TENNESSEE . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 5/02 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . . L, 2-9 5/02 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . . W, 5-2 5/03 TENNESSEE TECH* . . . . W, 14-4 5/06 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-8 5/08 vs. Akron! . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-1 5/09 at Eastern Kentucky! . . W, 13-7 5/10 vs. Akron! . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 5/21 vs. Arkansas^ . . . . . . . . L, 7-10 5/22 vs. Auburn^ . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-5 * - OVC Game ! - OVC Tournament, Richmond, Ky. ^ - NCAA South I Regional, Huntsville, Ala.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1988: 33-26-1 (14-7 OVC) 2/20 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 5-4 2/20 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 8-1 2/23 at North Alabama . . . . . . T, 4-4 2/24 Western Kentucky . . . . . W,4-3 2/25 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-9 2/27 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 2/27 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 2/28 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-6 3/01 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 3/01 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 14-5 3/02 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 3/05 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 3/05 Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 11-2 3/06 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 3/08 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-6 3/09 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 3/13 Tennessee State* . . . . . W, 10-1 3/13 Tennessee State* . . . . . . W, 6-0 3/15 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 6-2 3/16 Memphis State . . . . . . . L, 11-8 3/17 Memphis State . . . . . . . . W, 9-1 3/19 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 3/20 at South Alabama . . . . L, 10-0 3/21 at South Alabama . . . . L, 17-6 3/22 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-13 3/23 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 3/24 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-4 3/27 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 8-4 3/27 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 4-3 3/30 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/30 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 4/03 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 15-7 4/03 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 4/06 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-3 4/07 North Alabama . . . . . . W, 13-9 4/09 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-0 4/09 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 4/10 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 4/12 at Western Kentucky . . W, 6-2 4/14 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 4/16 at Tennessee State* . . . W, 7-2 4/16 at Tennessee State* . . . W, 5-1 4/17 at Tennessee State* . . W, 13-9 4/18 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 4/19 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 4/21 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 4/24 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 4/27 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-3 4/30 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 7-5 4/30 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 3-2 5/01 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 6-2 5/03 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . L, 12-11 5/06 vs. Eastern Kentucky# . . L, 5-0 5/07 vs. Morehead State# . . . W, 7-1 5/07 at Tennessee Tech# . . . . W, 9-3 5/08 vs. Eastern Kentucky# W, 12-7 5/08 vs. Eastern Kentucky# W, 20-3 5/26 vs. Texas A&M$ . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 5/28 vs. Missouri$ . . . . . . . . . L, 10-6 5/28 at Mississippi State$ . . L, 12-4 * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Cookeville, Tenn. $ - NCAA Regional, Starkville, Miss.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1989: 27-22-1 (11-6 OVC) 2/25 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 10-9 2/26 Cumberland . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 3/01 at Western Kentucky . . L, 3-1 3/02 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-2 3/03 Columbus College . W, 12-11 3/08 North Alabama . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 3/09 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 8-0 3/10 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 3/11 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4 3/12 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-4 3/14 at Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-9

2009 Sun Belt Champions

3/15 3/16 3/19 3/19 3/22 3/23 3/25 3/25 3/26 3/28 4/01 4/01 4/02 4/09 4/09 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/15 4/15 4/16 4/19 4/20 4/21 4/22 4/22 4/23 4/25 4/26 4/27 4/29 4/29 4/30 5/02 5/06 5/06 5/07 5/14 5/15

Memphis State . . . . . . . L, 11-4 Memphis State . . . . . . . W, 10-0 at Indiana State . . . . . . L, 10-5 at Indiana State . . . . . . . . T, 2-2 at Western Kentucky . . W, 7-5 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-6 at Eastern Kentucky* . L, 11-6 at Eastern Kentucky* . . . L, 8-7 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 9-4 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 Tennessee State* . . . . . . W, 5-1 Tennessee State* . . . . . . W, 3-0 Tennessee State* . . . . . W, 29-7 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 3-0 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 7-5 vs. Belmont% . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-2 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-0 at Western Carolina . . . . L, 7-4 at Western Carolina . . . W, 3-2 at Western Carolina . . W, 13-3 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . W, 13-0 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-5 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 8-4 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 2-1 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . W, 12-2 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-3 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-3 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 8-7 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 9-2 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 Morehead State* . . . . . . . L, 2-1 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 7-3 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 8-7 vs. Austin Peay# . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 vs. Murray State# . . . . . . . L, 2-0

% - at Tullahoma, Tenn. * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Richmond, Ky.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1990: 42-15 (14-0 OVC) 2/17 at South Alabama . . . . . . . L, 2-1 2/23 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-6 2/28 Western Kentucky . . . . . W, 9-8 3/01 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 8-7 3/03 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 1-0 3/03 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-8 3/07 at Columbus College . . W, 4-2 3/09 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 3/10 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-6 3/13 Southern Miss . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/14 Southern Miss . . . . . . . W, 11-5 3/16 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 3/17 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 3/19 at Memphis State . . . . . . L, 3-2 3/20 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 4-3 3/22 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4 3/24 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 5-0 3/24 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 8-6 3/25 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 7-5 3/27 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 3/28 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 3/31 at Tennessee State* . . . W, 7-3 4/01 at Tennessee State* . . . W, 2-1 4/02 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 4/03 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-1 4/05 at North Alabama . . . . . . L, 6-2 4/07 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 4/07 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 4/08 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 4/10 Western Kentucky . . . . . . L, 5-1 4/11 vs. Vanderbilt% . . . . . . . W, 9-6 4/12 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . W, 11-10 4/13 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-6 4/14 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2

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Year-By-Year Results 4/15 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/21 4/21 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/28 4/28 4/29 5/05 5/08 5/09 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/18 5/18 5/19 5/24 5/25

Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 North Alabama . . . . . . . W, 8-5 at Western Kentucky . . W, 8-4 Cumberland . . . . . . . . L, 12-10 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 12-4 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 9-5 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-2 Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-7 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . W, 11-5 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-5 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 6-5 at Morehead State* . . W, 14-6 Memphis State . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 Memphis State . . . . . . . . W, 9-2 Austin Peay# . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-5 Eastern Kentucky# . . . . W, 7-1 Eastern Kentucky# . . . . W, 8-2 at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . W, 5-4 at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . L, 5-0 at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 vs. San Diego State$ . . L, 18-6 at Stanford$ . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1

% - Tullahoma, Tenn. * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro $ - NCAA Regional, Palo Alto, Calif.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1991: 28-33 (12-5 OVC) 2/23 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 2/24 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-6 3/01 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-2 3/02 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-0 3/05 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 3/06 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-5 3/08 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 5-2 3/09 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 3/09 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 3/10 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . L, 7-3 3/13 Memphis State . . . . . . . . . L, 3-0 3/14 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 7-3 3/16 at South Alabama . . . . L, 18-1 3/17 at South Alabama . . . . . . L, 9-7 3/18 at South Alabama . . . . . . L, 7-6 3/19 at Southern Miss . . . . . . . L, 4-3 3/20 at Southern Miss . . . . . . . L, 7-3 3/23 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 3/23 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/24 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 18-2 3/26 North Alabama . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/27 at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . W, 25-8 3/29 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 3/30 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . W, 2-0 3/31 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . W, 7-5 4/03 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 4/04 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-6 4/06 at Eastern Kentucky* . L, 12-4 4/06 at Eastern Kentucky* . L, 11-3 4/07 at Eastern Kentucky* . W, 12-6 4/08 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 4/10 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-6 4/11 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-6 4/13 Tennessee State* . . . . . W, 17-6 4/13 Tennessee State* . . . . . . W, 5-4 4/14 Tennessee State* . . . . . W, 14-6 4/17 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 4/19 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 3-1 4/20 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 4-1 4/21 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 6-4 4/22 at North Alabama . . . . . . L, 4-3 4/23 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 4/24 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 22-4 4/25 Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . W, 19-18 4/27 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 5-0 4/27 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 4-3 4/30 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 22-5 5/04 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 5-0 5/04 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 5-1

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5/05 5/08 5/09 5/10 5/12 5/13 5/14 5/18 5/19 5/20 5/24 5/25

at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 at Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-6 at Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 at Western Kentucky . L, 11-3 vs. Eastern Kentucky# . W, 2-1 at Murray State# . . . . . . W, 4-3 vs. Eastern Kentucky# . W, 8-1 Wright State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 Wright State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 Wright State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 at Southern Cal$ . . . . . . . L, 7-5 vs. Hawaii$ . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4

* - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murray, Ky. $ - NCAA Regional, Los Angeles, Calif.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1992: 35-21 (14-6 OVC) 2/22 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 2/23 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 2/27 at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 2/28 at Birmingham Southern . . L, 7-1 2/29 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 3/03 at Cumberland . . . . . . . W, 11-6 3/06 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-1 3/07 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-1 3/08 at UT Martin . . . . . . . . . W, 12-5 3/12 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/13 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 3/14 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-7 3/15 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-1 3/16 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 3/17 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 3/21 Southeast Missouri* . . W, 10-1 3/22 Southeast Missouri* . . . . L, 1-0 3/25 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 1-0 3/26 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/28 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . W, 13-6 3/28 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 8-2 3/29 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . W, 17-3 3/31 Berry College . . . . . . . . W, 10-6 4/04 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 5-2 4/04 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 1-0 4/05 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 8-5 4/07 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 4/08 at Western Kentucky . . W, 8-7 4/09 Memphis State . . . . . . . L, 13-7 4/11 at Tennessee State* . . . W, 8-0 4/11 at Tennessee State* . . W, 11-8 4/12 at Tennessee State* . . W, 14-4 4/13 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/15 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-3 4/16 at North Alabama . . . . W, 11-3 4/18 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 4/18 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 4/19 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 10-9 4/21 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 4/22 UT-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2 4/23 Western Kentucky . . W, 24-10 4/25 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 4/25 Murray State* . . . . . . . . W, 12-4 4/26 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 4/28 Memphis State . . . . . . . . . L, 8-2 4/30 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 5/02 at Morehead State* . . W, 12-5 5/02 at Morehead State* . . W, 10-8 5/03 at Morehead State* . . W, 15-7 5/06 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 5/08 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 5/09 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4 5/10 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-6 5/14 Eastern Kentucky# . . . . W, 4-1 5/15 Southeast Missouri# . . W, 14-2 5/15 Austin Peay# . . . . . . . . . W, 10-9 * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1993: 25-26 (15-6 OVC) 2/19 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . L, 10-4 2/20 at Southern Miss . . . . . . . L, 9-1 2/21 at Southern Miss . . . . . L, 19-3 2/27 Southern Illinois . . . . . W, 10-3 2/28 Southern Illinois . . . . . . . L, 7-5 3/03 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . W, 8-2 3/07 Cumberland . . . . . . . W, 11-10 3/09 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-14 3/10 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-6 3/17 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 3/18 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-7 3/20 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-1 3/20 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/21 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 8-5 3/24 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-3 3/27 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 2-0 3/27 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 5-2 3/28 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 4-3 3/30 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-7 3/31 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 4/01 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4 4/03 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 5-3 4/03 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 2-1 4/04 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 9-7 4/05 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-5 4/06 Memphis State . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 4/07 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4 4/08 Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 14-11 4/10 Tennessee State* . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/10 Tennessee State* . . . . . . W, 6-3 4/11 Tennessee State* . . . . . W, 10-2 4/15 at Western Kentucky . W, 10-6 4/17 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 4/17 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 4/18 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 4/19 Western Kentucky . . . . W, 10-6 4/20 at Memphis State . . . . . W, 7-3 4/21 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-4 4/23 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 4/24 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-8 4/25 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 4/27 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 5/01 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 7-0 5/01 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 5/02 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 9-8 5/08 Southeast Missouri* . . . . L, 2-1 5/08 Southeast Missouri* . . . W, 2-1 5/09 Southeast Missouri* . . . W, 9-4 5/11 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-7 5/14 Morehead State# . . . . . . . L, 1-0 5/15 Eastern Kentucky# . . . . . L, 4-2 * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1994: 32-23 (14-8 OVC) 2/26 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 19-3 2/26 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 2/27 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-9 3/04 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . L, 11-9 3/05 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 3/06 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . W, 12-4 3/08 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 3/12 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . W, 9-5 3/12 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . W, 8-1 3/13 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/15 at Alabama State . . . . . W, 21-2 3/16 at South Alabama . . . . . W, 9-8 3/16 at South Alabama . . . . . . L, 4-2 3/17 at SW Missouri State . . . . L, 6-3 3/19 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . . W, 7-2 3/19 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . W, 10-3 3/20 Northeastern Illinois . . W, 13-3 3/22 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 3/26 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-5 3/29 at Memphis State . . . . . . L, 7-6 4/01 at Southeast Missouri* L, 11-4

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4/01 4/02 4/06 4/09 4/09 4/10 4/11 4/13 4/14 4/16 4/16 4/17 4/20 4/21 4/22 4/23 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/30 4/30 5/01 5/04 5/07 5/07 5/08 5/10 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/20 5/21 5/21

at Southeast Missouri* W, 8-6 at Southeast Missouri* . L, 3-2 Memphis State . . . . . . L, 14-10 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . . L, 8-7 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . . L, 3-1 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 6-5 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-6 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-0 at Cumberland . . . . . . . W, 11-5 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 at Murray State* . . . . . . W, 11-4 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 7-3 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-2 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-1 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . L, 12-11 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 7-5 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-9 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 4-3 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 3-2 Morehead State* . . . . . . . L, 4-3 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 9-4 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 7-2 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 4-3 Western Kentucky . . . . W, 16-5 vs. Morehead State# . . W, 15-2 at Austin Peay# . . . . . . . W, 5-4 at Austin Peay# . . . . . . . W, 5-4 at The Citadel% . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 at The Citadel% . . . . . . W, 11-3 at The Citadel% . . . . . . . . L, 4-0

* - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Clarksville, Tenn. % - NCAA Play-In Series, Charleston, S.C.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1995: 36-27 (16-4 OVC) 2/18 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 2/19 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-2 2/24 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 2/26 at Birmingham Southern . . L, 7-4 2/27 at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-1 2/28 at Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-2 3/02 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 8-2 3/04 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-2 3/09 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 3/09 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-5 3/11 Northeastern Illinois . . . W, 8-1 3/11 Northeastern Illinois . . . W, 1-0 3/12 Northeastern Illinois . . W, 14-6 3/14 Southern Miss . . . . . . . . W, 7-5 3/15 Southern Miss . . . . . . . . W, 7-5 3/18 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-6 3/19 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/20 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 3/21 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 3/22 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-2 3/25 Southeast Missouri* . . . W, 5-0 3/25 Southeast Missouri* . . . W, 2-1 3/26 Southeast Missouri* . . . W, 6-4 3/28 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-3 4/01 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 7-3 4/01 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 9-6 4/02 at Eastern Kentucky* . W, 13-9 4/04 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 4/05 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-2 4/08 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 4/08 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 4/09 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 4/10 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 4/11 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 4/12 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 4/15 UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 4/15 UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-2


Year-by-Year Results 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/22 4/22 4/25 4/26 4/29 4/29 4/30 5/02 5/03 5/06 5/06 5/07 5/09 5/13 5/15 5/15 5/16 5/16 5/19 5/20 5/25 5/26 5/27

UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-3 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-2 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-5 at Morehead State* . . . . L, 7-6 at Morehead State* . . . W, 5-4 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-3 at Western Kentucky . W, 14-4 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 6-4 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 2-1 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 8-1 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 4-1 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 15-7 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 14-7 Western Kentucky . . . . W, 12-7 Morehead State# . . . . . W, 15-6 Southeast Missouri# . . L, 14-4 Morehead State# . . . . . . W, 8-4 Southeast Missouri# . . . W, 6-5 Southeast Missouri# . . . W, 6-4 Jackson State% . . . . . . W, 10-2 Jackson State% . . . . . . . W, 6-2 vs. Southern Cal$ . . . . . L, 10-4 vs. SW Missouri St.$ . . . W, 5-3 vs. Pepperdine $ . . . . L, 18-17

* - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro % - NCAA Play-In Series, Murfreesboro $ - NCAA Regional, Fresno, Calif.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1996: 28-26 (13-7 OVC) 2/20 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 2/24 at Georgia State . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 2/24 at Georgia State . . . . . . . W, 8-2 2/25 at Georgia State . . . . . . . W, 5-1 2/28 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-1 2/28 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 3/01 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/02 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-6 3/03 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-3 3/05 at Southern Miss . . . . . . . L, 9-8 3/06 at Southern Miss . . . . . L, 23-2 3/09 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . . W, 5-0 3/10 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . W, 10-2 3/10 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . . W, 9-6 3/12 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 3/13 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-0 3/16 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . . L, 8-2 3/16 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 3-2 3/17 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 8-2 3/18 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 3/21 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 3/23 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 7-1 3/23 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 4-0 3/24 at Murray State* . . . . . . W, 17-9 3/26 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-2 3/27 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-6 3/30 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 3/30 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 3/31 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 4/03 Jacksonville State . . . . . W, 4-3 4/03 Jacksonville State . . . . . . L, 8-6 4/05 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 3-2 4/05 Morehead State* . . . . . . . L, 2-1 4/06 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 4-1 4/09 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-2 4/10 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-9 4/11 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 8-4 4/13 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 8-2 4/13 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 2-0 4/14 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 9-7 4/15 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . W, 10-0 4/16 at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-2 4/20 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 4/20 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 4/21 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 10-5 4/23 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3

4/24 4/25 4/27 4/27 12-2 4/30 5/04 5/04 5/08

at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 Western Kentucky . . . . W, 10-5 at Southeast Missouri* . L, 6-3 at Southeast Missouri* . . . W,

5/16 Austin Peay# . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-6

at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 Murray State# . . . . . . . . L, 13-9 Eastern Kentucky# . . . . . L, 5-4 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-6

Coach: Steve Peterson 1998: 17-33 (9-14 OVC) 2/20 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 2/21 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 2/27 at Northwestern State$ .L, 4-3 2/28 vs. Centenary$ . . . . . . . L, 11-5 3/01 vs. SW Missouri St.$ . . L, 11-7 3/03 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-7 3/04 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-13 3/07 at Tennessee Tech* . . . L, 14-5 3/07 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 5-4 3/08 at Tennessee Tech* . . L, 17-10 3/12 Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-2 3/12 Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-1 3/14 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 8-1 3/14 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . W, 5-3 3/15 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . L, 13-1 3/17 at Evansville . . . . . . . . . L, 11-6 3/18 at Evansville . . . . . . . . . W, 12-9 3/22 at Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . L, 3-2 3/22 at Eastern Illinois* . . . . L, 18-8 3/24 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-2 3/25 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . L, 18-12 3/28 UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-6 3/28 UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-8 3/29 UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-8 3/30 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2 4/01 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-10 4/04 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 4/05 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-0 4/07 Jacksonville State . . W, 12-10 4/09 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-5 4/10 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 4/10 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 4/11 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 4/14 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . W, 17-10 4/15 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 19-9 4/18 at SE Missouri* . . . . . . . L, 10-9 4/18 at SE Missouri* . . . . . . . W, 10-7 4/19 at SE Missouri* . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4 4/21 at Jacksonville State . . L, 10-4 4/22 vs. Tennessee% . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 4/23 Western Kentucky . . . . . . L, 5-4 4/25 Morehead State* . . . . . . . L, 7-2 4/25 Morehead State* . . . . . W, 10-0 4/26 Morehead State* . . . . . . . L, 9-7 4/27 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-0 4/28 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 12-6 5/02 at Murray State* . . . . . . L, 14-9 5/02 at Murray State* . . . . . . . . L, 3-0 5/03 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 9-5 5/05 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-4

* - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Coach: Steve Peterson 1997: 31-24 (17-7 OVC) 2/22 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-1 2/22 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-7 2/23 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 2/25 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . L, 12-5 2/27 at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 2/28 at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-3 3/01 Georgia State . . . . . . . . . W, 9-3 3/01 Georgia State . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 3/09 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/11 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-0 3/12 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-12 3/15 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . . L, 4-2 3/15 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 7-1 3/16 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . W, 12-0 3/19 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 3/19 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 3/22 at Eastern Kentucky* . . . L, 3-1 3/22 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 4-3 3/23 at Eastern Kentucky* . . W, 7-5 3/26 at Indiana State . . . . . . . W, 9-8 3/26 at Indiana State . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 3/28 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . W, 8-1 3/28 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . W, 7-4 3/29 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 4/01 at Western Kentucky L, 11-10 4/02 at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-6 4/05 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . W, 12-9 4/06 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-2 4/06 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-0 4/08 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-6 4/09 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . L, 12-6 4/12 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 4/13 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . L, 14-10 4/14 at Cumberland . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 4/15 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-8 4/16 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 4/19 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 9-7 4/19 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . L, 10-1 4/20 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 4/23 vs. Tennessee% . . . . . . L, 13-3 4/26 Southeast Missouri* . . W, 12-3 4/26 Southeast Missouri* . . W, 10-9 4/27 Southeast Missouri* . . W, 12-6 4/29 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 4/29 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 10-9 5/03 at Morehead State* . . . . L, 7-6 5/04 at Morehead State* . . . W, 8-5 5/04 at Morehead State* . . W, 12-6 5/06 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-4 5/07 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-8 5/10 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 3-0 5/10 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 5/11 Murray State* . . . . . . . . W, 18-4 5/15 Southeast Missouri# . . . . L, 4-0

% - Chattanooga, Tenn. * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

$ - Natchitoches, La. % - Chattanooga, Tenn. * - OVC game

Coach: Steve Peterson 1999: 29-31 (14-10 OVC) 2/19 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-2 2/20 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-2 2/21 at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-3 2/26 at Southern Miss . . . . . W, 10-5 2/27 at Southern Miss . . . . . . . L, 7-3

The 1995 Blue Raiders won the OVC regular season and tournament titles.

2009 Sun Belt Champions

2/28 3/02 3/05 3/06 3/07 3/09 3/10 3/16 3/17 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/21 3/23 3/24 3/27 3/27 3/28 3/30 4/02 4/03 4/04 4/06 4/10 4/10 4/11 4/13 4/14 4/17 4/17 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/21 4/24 4/24 4/25 4/26 5/01 5/01 5/02 5/04 5/05 5/08 5/08 5/09 5/11 5/15 5/15 5/16 5/20 5/20 5/21 5/21 5/22

at Southern Miss . . . . . . . L, 4-2 Jacksonville State . . . . . W, 5-3 SW Missouri St. . . . . . . . L, 16-7 SW Missouri St. . . . . . . . . . L, 4-1 SW Missouri St. . . . . . . . L, 15-9 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-7 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-1 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 6-2 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 6-4 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . W, 13-12 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . L, 18-7 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . . L, 3-1 Eastern Illinois* . . . . . . . W, 2-1 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-7 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-1 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . W, 15-3 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 at UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . L, 19-12 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-0 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-2 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-8 Western Kentucky . . . . . W, 9-7 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 20-3 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 at Austin Peay* . . . . . . . W, 15-4 at Western Kentucky . . . L, 6-3 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 at Southeast Missouri* L, 10-2 at Southeast Missouri* . L, 4-0 at Southeast Missouri* W, 9-6 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-2 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . W, 12-9 vs. Tennessee% . . . . . . . W, 6-3 at Morehead State* . . . W, 3-2 at Morehead State* . . . . L, 5-3 at Morehead State* . . . . L, 6-4 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-3 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 Murray State* . . . . . . . . . W, 5-0 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7. at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 21-11 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . W, 13-2 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . . W, 6-3 Tennessee Tech* . . . . . W, 10-5 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . L, 15-10 at Eastern Kentucky* . . . L, 6-1 at Eastern Kentucky* . . . L, 5-4 at Eastern Kentucky* W, 13-10 vs. Austin Peay# . . . . . . W, 12-9 vs. Eastern Illinois# . . . . . L, 8-7 at Southeast Missouri# W, 6-4 vs. Eastern Kentucky# . W, 4-3 vs. Eastern Illinois# . . . . . L, 4-3

% - Chattanooga, Tenn. * - OVC game # - OVC Tournament, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2000: 39-23 (17-6 OVC) 2/18 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . L, 10-5 2/19 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 2/20 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 2/26 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 2/27 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-6 2/29 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-4 3/01 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 3/04 at SW Missouri St. . . . . L, 13-6 3/04 at SW Missouri St. . . . . . . L, 4-3 3/05 at SW Missouri St. . . . . L, 10-3 3/06 Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-1 3/07 Southern Miss . . . . . . . . . L, 7-3 3/08 Southern Miss . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 3/12 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/12 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 3/15 Jacksonville State . . . . W, 13-2 3/16 Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-2 3/18 UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-3

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Year-By-Year Results 3/18 3/21 3/22 3/24 3/24 3/25 3/28 3/29 4/01 4/01 4/02 4/04 4/08 4/08 4/09 4/12 4/15 4/15 4/16 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/22 4/25 4/26 4/29 4/29 4/30 5/02 5/06 5/06 5/07 5/10 5/13 5/13 5/14 5/18 5/18 5/19 5/20 11-4 5/26 5/27 5/27 5/28

UT-Martin* . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 at UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . . W, 4-3 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . . W, 4-3 Wisc.-Milwaukee . . . . . . . L, 5-3 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 Austin Peay* . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 at Southeast Missouri* . L, 3-2 at Southeast Missouri* . L, 2-0 at Southeast Missouri* W, 8-5 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-3 Morehead State* . . . . . W, 11-0 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 8-0 Morehead State* . . . . . . W, 8-7 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 7-6 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 7-2 at Murray State* . . . . . . . W, 5-2 at Jacksonville State . . W, 16-5 at Western Kentucky . W, 11-6 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . W, 5-0 at Tennessee Tech* . . . W, 10-4 at Tennessee Tech* . . . . . L, 9-0 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-4 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . W, 12-2 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . . . L, 2-0 Eastern Kentucky* . . . . L, 11-7 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-0 at Eastern Illinois* . . W, 13-12 at Eastern Illinois* . . . . . W, 8-5 at Eastern Illinois* . . . . . W, 6-5 vs. Eastern Illinois# . . . . W, 4-3 at Southeast Missouri# W, 3-2 vs. Eastern Kentucky# . W, 6-4 at Southeast Missouri# . . . W, at Clemson$ . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-0 vs. Old Dominion$ . . . . W, 6-5 vs. Illinois$ . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 at Clemson$ . . . . . . . . . L, 21-3

* - OVC game # - OVC Tourn., Cape Girardeau, Mo. $ - NCAA Regional, Clemson, S.C.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2001: 41-17 (17-10 SBC) 2/17 UNC-Asheville . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 2/17 UNC-Asheville . . . . . . . . W, 1-0 2/18 UNC-Asheville . . . . . . . W, 10-3 2/23 Southeastern La. . . . . . . W, 2-0 2/24 Southeastern La. . . . . . . W, 8-2 2/25 Southeastern La. . . . . . . . L, 4-3 3/03 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-2 3/06 Jacksonville State . . . . . W, 6-1 3/07 Trevecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-0 3/08 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 6-1 3/10 at Tennessee Tech . . . . W, 11-3 3/11 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . W, 10-9 3/13 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . W, 21-14 3/14 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-4 3/16 at Arkansas State* . . . . . W, 5-2 3/17 at Arkansas State* . . . . . . L, 3-0 3/18 at Arkansas State* . . . . W, 16-6 3/21 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-0 3/21 Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-2 3/23 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4 3/24 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-1 3/25 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/27 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-1 3/28 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-9 3/30 at Louisiana-Lafayette* W, 2-0 3/31 at Louisiana-Lafayette* . L, 9-8 4/01 at Louisiana-Lafayette* W, 5-4 4/04 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . W, 19-3

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4/06 4/07 4/08 4/10 4/11 4/13 4/15 4/15 4/18 4/20 4/21 4/22 4/25 4/27 4/28 4/29 5/04 5/05 5/05 5/08 5/09 5/11 5/12 5/13 5/16 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/25 5/26

Florida International* . W, 7-2 Florida International* L, 15-1 Florida International* . . L, 9-3 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-4 at Cumberland . . . . . W, 13-10 at Ark.-Little Rock* . . . W, 13-0 at Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . W, 8-4 at Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . W, 1-0 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-1 Louisiana Tech* . . . . . . W, 10-4 Louisiana Tech* . . . . . . L, 11-2 Louisiana Tech* . . . . . . W, 10-5 Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 New Mexico State* . . . W, 12-6 New Mexico State* . . . . . L, 6-5 New Mexico State* . . . . W, 7-4 at Western Kentucky*. . W, 5-1 at Western Kentucky*. W, 10-4 at Western Kentucky*. . . L, 1-0 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-8 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-4 South Alabama* . . . . . . W, 8-6 South Alabama* . . . . . L, 10-7 South Alabama* . . . . . . W, 6-2 vs. Arkansas State# . . . . W, 4-0 vs. Western Kentucky# . W, 9-4 vs. New Orleans# . . . . . . W, 4-2 vs. South Alabama# . . L, 11-2 at Tennessee$ . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 vs. Wake Forest$ . . . . . . . L, 6-3

* - Sun Belt Conference game # - SBC Tournament, Lafayette, La. $ - NCAA Regional, Knoxville, Tenn.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2002: 26-30 (8-16 SBC) 2/17 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 2/22 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . L, 16-6 2/23 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 2/24 at Troy State . . . . . . . . . L, 10-7 2/28 Eastern Michigan . . . . . . W, 3-2 2/28 Eastern Michigan . . . . . . W, 8-2 3/01 vs. Illinois State% . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/02 vs. E. Michigan% . . . . . W, 12-9 3/05 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . W, 18-7 3/06 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . L, 18-15 3/10 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . W, 8-7 3/11 at Tennessee Tech . . . . L, 11-6 3/12 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 3/13 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-6 3/15 SW Missouri St. . . . . . . L, 14-11 3/16 SW Missouri St. . . . . . . . W, 13-3 3/19 East Tennessee . . . . . . . W, 10-8 3/20 East Tennessee . . . . . . . W, 10-4 3/22 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 3/23 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 3/24 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . L, 19-0 3/26 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-2 3/27 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-3 3/29 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . W, 7-5 3/30 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . . L, 7-2 3/31 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 4/02 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-5 4/03 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-0 4/05 at New Mexico State* . . L, 9-4 4/06 at New Mexico State* . . . . W, 14-13 4/07 at New Mexico State* L, 13-11 4/09 at East Tennessee . . . . L, 16-3 4/10 at East Tennessee . . . . W, 12-3 4/12 Western Kentucky* . . . . . L, 5-3 4/13 Western Kentucky* . . . L, 10-4 4/14 Western Kentucky* . . . . W, 6-4 4/16 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-3 4/19 at South Alabama* . . . . . L, 8-4 4/20 at South Alabama* . . . . . L, 6-2 4/21 at South Alabama* . . . L, 14-6 4/23 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-2 4/26 Louisiana-Lafayette* . . . L, 5-0

4/27 4/28 5/03 5/04 5/05 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/14 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/22 5/23

Louisiana-Lafayette* . L, 15-6 Louisiana-Lafayette* . L, 11-3 Arkansas State* . . . . . . . . L, 2-4 Arkansas State* . . . . . . . W, 6-4 Arkansas State* . . . . . . . W, 6-3 Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . . . . W, 6-5 Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . W, 13-10 Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . . . . W, 8-7 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 at FIUl* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 24-8 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-6 at South Alabama# . . . . . L, 2-1 vs. New Orleans# . . . . . . . L, 7-6

% - Clarksville, Tenn. * - Sun Belt Conference game # - SBC Tournament, Mobile, Ala.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2003: 33-25 (10-13 SBC) 2/21 Jacksonville State . . . . L, 11-5 2/23 Jacksonville State . . . . . W, 7-2 2/23 Jacksonville State . . . . . . L, 5-4 2/28 #17 Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 3/01 Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 3/02 Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 3/04 at Tennessee Tech . . . . L, 13-3 3/07 at SW Missouri St. . . . . . . L, 7-6 3/08 at SW Missouri St. . . . . . . L, 9-3 3/09 at SW Missouri St. . . . . . . L, 2-1 3/11 Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-4 3/12 Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 14-6 3/14 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-0 3/15 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-5 3/16 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 14-6 3/18 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 3/19 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . W, 7-6 3/21 New Mexico St.* . . . . . . . W, 6-4 3/22 New Mexico St.* . . L, 12-8 (11) 3/23 New Mexico St.* . . . . . . . . L, 6-4 3/26 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 3/26 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . W, 2-1 3/28 at UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 3/29 at UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . W, 9-5 3/30 at UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 4/01 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-8 4/02 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . W, 16-7 4/04 Fla. International* . . . . L, 11-7 4/05 Fla. International* . . . . . W, 6-4 4/06 Fla. International* . . . . L, 12-0 4/08 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-2 4/09 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 4/11 at Arkansas State* . . . . . W, 4-2 4/12 at Arkansas State* . . . . . W, 7-6 4/13 at Arkansas State* . . . . . . L, 5-1 4/15 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-5 4/16 Southeast Missouri . . . W, 11-9 4/18 #28 South Alabama* . . W, 7-3 4/19 #28 South Alabama* . . . L, 8-6 4/20 #28 South Alabama* . L, 11-3 4/22 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-0 4/23 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-6 4/25 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 5-1 4/26 at Western Kentucky* L, 15-7 4/27 at Western Kentucky* . W, 6-2 5/02 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 5/03 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 5/04 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . W, 13-7 5/09 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-5 5/09 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 5/11 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . W, 11-5 5/13 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . W, 4-2 5/16 at UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 5/18 at UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-12 5/21 at UL-Lafayette! . . . . . . . W, 6-4 5/22 vs. UALR! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-5 5/23 at La.-Lafayette! . . . . . . W, 10-2 5/24 vs. Western Kentucky! . W, 8-5 5/30 at Mississippi State# . . L, 10-4

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide

5/31 vs. Missouri# . . . . . . . . . L, 13-7. * - Sun Belt Conference Game ! - SBC Tournament, Lafayette, La. # - NCAA Starkville Regional, Starkville, Miss.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2004: 40-22 (16-8 SBC) 2/20 IP-Fort Wayne . . . . . . . . W, 24-2 2/21 IP-Fort Wayne . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 2/22 IP-Fort Wayne . . . . . . . . . W, 4-0 2/27 at Jacksonville State . . . . L, 2-1 2/28 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 8-2 2/29 at Jacksonville State . . . . L, 5-3 3/06 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . W, 10-5 3/06 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . . W, 4-1 3/07 at SE Louisiana . . . . . . . W, 14-8 3/09 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . W, 10-7 3/10 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-2 3/12 Southwest Missouri St. W, 4-0 3/13 Southwest Missouri St. . L, 6-5 3/14 Southwest Missouri St. W, 5-3 3/16 at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-3 3/17 at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-0 3/19 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 3/21 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-7 3/22 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 2-1 3/23 Troy State . . . . . . . . . . . L, 18-13 3/26 at New Mexico State* L, 16-6 3/27 at New Mexico State* . W, 6-5 3/28 at New Mexico State* L, 12-3 3/30 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . W, 3-0 3/31 at Tennessee Tech . . . . . . L, 2-1 4/02 UL-Lafayette* . . . . . L, 6-5 (14) 4/03 UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 4/04 UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . . . W, 9-6 4/07 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 4/09 at Fla. International* . . . W, 8-4 4/10 at Fla. International* . . . . L, 2-0 4/11 at Fla. International* W, 5-4 (10) 4/14 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 4/16 Arkansas State* . . . . . . . . L, 9-4 4/17 Arkansas State* . . . . . . . W, 9-8 4/18 Arkansas State* . . . . . . . W, 6-4 4/20 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-3 4/21 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 4/23 at South Alabama* . . . W, 10-5 4/24 at South Alabama* . . . . . L, 9-4 4/25 at South Alabama* . . . . W, 5-1 4/27 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-5 4/28 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-5 4/30 Western Kentucky* . . . L, 15-3 5/01 Western Kentucky* . . . . W, 8-5 5/02 Western Kentucky* . . . W, 11-7 5/07 at New Orleans* . . W, 2-0 (11) 5/08 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . W, 2-0 5/09 at New Orleans* . . W, 18-0 (7) 5/11 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 5/12 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-4 5/19 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-1 5/21 Arkansas-Little Rock* . . W, 4-2 5/22 Arkansas-Little Rock* . . W, 6-0 5/23 Arkansas-Little Rock* . . W, 6-3 5/26 vs. Arkansas State! W, 12-2 (7) 5/27 vs. La.-Lafayette! . . . . . . W, 8-6 5/28 vs. La.-Lafayette! . . . . . . . L, 6-2 5/29 vs. La.-Lafayette! . . . W, 15-10 5/29 vs. Western Ky! . . . . . . . L, 14-4 6/04 at #10 Georgia# . . . . . . L, 16-2 6/05 vs. Birm. Southern# . . . . . L, 5-0

* - Sun Belt Conference Game ! - Sun Belt Championships, Mobile, Ala. # - NCAA Athens Regionals, Athens, Ga.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2005: 32-23 (13-10 SBC) 2/18 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4 2/19 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-2 2/25 vs. Ohio State% . . . . . . . . L, 8-4


Year-by-Year Results 2/26 3/02 3/04 3/05 3/06 3/08 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/15 3/16 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/22 3/25 3/26 3/29 3/30 4/05 4/09 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/19 4/20 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/26 4/30 4/30 5/01 5/06 5/07 5/08 5/10 5/11 5/13 5/14 5/15 5/20 5/21 5/22 5/25 5/26 5/27 5/28

vs. Iowa& . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-9 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-3 Southeastern La. . . . . . . W, 6-5 Southeastern La. . . . . . . W, 9-2 Southeastern La. . . . . L, 11-10 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-6 Jacksonville State . . . . . . L, 4-1 Jacksonville State . . . . . . L, 9-8 Jacksonville State . . . . . W, 9-0 Southern Illinois . . . . . . W, 6-1 Southern Illinois . . . . . . L, 10-8 at SW Missouri State . . L, 12-4 at SW Missouri State . . . . L, 6-3 at SW Missouri St. . L, 3-2 (14) at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-5 at UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-2 at UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-3 (6) Tennessee Tech . . . . . . W, 14-4 at Tennessee Tech . . . . W, 17-7 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . W, 13-5 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-4 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-7 New Orleans* . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . W, 19-7 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-8 at Western Kentucky* . W, 7-5 at Western Kentucky* L, 10-1 at Western Kentucky* . W, 9-8 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 19-7 South Alabama* . W, 6-5 (13) South Alabama* . . . . . . . L, 9-8 South Alabama* . . . . . . . L, 3-1 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-3 at Arkansas State* . . . . W, 12-6 at Arkansas State* . . L, 8-2 (7) at Arkansas State* . . . . . W, 8-4 Fla. International* . . . . W, 12-2 Fla. International* . W, 5-4(10) Fla. International* . . . . L, 10-8 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-10 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-4 at #18 La.-Lafayette* . W, 10-1 at #18 La.-Lafayette* . L, 16-3 at #18 La.-Lafayette* . L, 16-7 New Mexico State* . . . . W, 4-0 New Mexico State* . . . . W, 4-1 New Mexico State* . W, 14-13 vs. New Mexico State# . W, 8-2 vs. WKU# . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-8 vs. #23 La.-Lafayette# . . W, 7-5 vs. South Alabama# . . . . L, 9-2

* - Sun Belt Conference Game % - Screen Tech Wiregrass Classic, Dothan, Ala. # - Sun Belt Championships, Miami, Fla.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2006: 30-25 (10-13 SBC) 2/24 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 6-2 2/26 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 7-1 2/26 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 3-1 2/28 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 3/3 MISSOURI STATE . . . . . . . L, 6-1 3/4 MISSOURI STATE . . . . . W, 15-2 3/5 MISSOURI STATE . . . . . L, 11-4 3/7 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-5 3/8 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-3 3/10 at Southern Illinois . . . . W, 9-0 3/11 at Southern Illinois . . . . . L, 9-8 3/12 at Southern Illinois . . . . . L, 7-6 3/15 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-4 3/16 UT-MARTIN . . . . . . . . W, 12-11 3/17 at Birm. Southern . . . . . . L, 8-3 3/18 at Birm. Southern . . . . . . L, 9-6 3/22 at Tennessee Tech . . . . . W, 6-1 3/24 UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-4 3/25 UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-2 3/26 UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7

3/28 3/29 4/4 4/7 4/8 4/9 4/11 4/12 4/14 4/15 4/16 4/18 4/21 4/22 4/23 4/25 4/26 4/28 4/29 5/5 5/6 5/7 5/9 5/10 5/12 5/13 5/14 5/16 5/18 5/19 5/20 5/24 5/25 5/26 5/27

SAMFORD . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-4 SAMFORD . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-1 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . W, 12-7 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . W, 8-7 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . . L, 8-5 at New Orleans* . . . . . . L, 13-6 AUSTIN PEAY . . . . . . . . . W, 15-5 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-4 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . W, 6-5 WESTERN KENTUCKY* . . L, 7-5 WKU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-4 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . W, 13-8 at South Alabama* . . . . . L, 1-0 at South Alabama* . . . L, 12-6 at South Alabama* . . L, 20-10 LIPSCOMB . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-5 TENNESSEE TECH . . . . . . W, 7-2 ARKANSAS STATE* . . . W, 18-8 ARKANSAS STATE* . . . . W, 7-4 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 10-4 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 18-1 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-9 MEMPHIS . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 15-3 MEMPHIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 UL-LAFAYETTE* . . . . . . L, 14-6 UL-LAFAYETTE* . . . . . . . . L, 7-5 UL-LAFAYETTE* . . . . . . . W, 5-4 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-1 at Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-2 at Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 18-1 at Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 &vs South Alabama . . . W, 5-3 &vs La.-Lafayette . . . . . . W, 5-2 &vs La.-Lafayette . . . . . W, 14-7 &vs Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 10-6

* - Sun Belt Conference Game & - Sun Belt Championships - Bowling Green, Ky.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2007: 32-28 (16-14 SBC) 2/16 JACKSONVILLE STATE .W, 12-1 2/18 JACKSONVILLE STATE . . L, 6-7 2/18 JACKSONVILLE STATE . . L, 0-3 2/20 at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-1 2/21 at Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-3 2/23 BOWLING GREEN . . . . . W, 11-4 2/24 BOWLING GREEN . . . . L, 12-14 2/25 BOWLING GREEN . . . . . . L, 6-8 2/28 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . L, 1-3 3/2 at Missouri State . . . . . . L, 0-6 3/4 at Missouri State . . . . . . W, 7-3 3/4 at Missouri State . . . . . . L, 3-6 3/7 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-2 3/9 *at Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 13-4 3/10 *at Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-4 3/11 *at Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-7 3/13 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS . . L, 4-10 3/14 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS . . . W, 9-8 3/16 *LA-LAFAYETTE . . . . . . . L, 3-6 3/17 *LA-LAFAYETTE . . . . . . W, 12-6 3/18 *LA-LAFAYETTE . . . . . . . W, 3-1 3/20 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-17 3/21 at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . L , 8-11 3/23 *at Arkansas State . . . . . L, 6-7 3/24 *at Arkansas State . . . . . W, 4-3 3/25 *at Arkansas State . . . . . W, 7-5 3/27 AUSTIN PEAY . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 3/28 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . L, 2-14 3/30 *UL-MONROE . . . . . . . . L , 7-13 3/31 *UL-MONROE . . . . . . . . W, 21-6 4/1 *UL-MONROE . . . . . . . . W, 11-5 4/3 TENNESSEE TECH . . . . . . W, 6-5 4/4 at Tennessee Tech . . . . . W, 7-0 4/6 *at UALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 4-5 4/7 *at UALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-1 4/8 *at UALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 4/10 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 4/13 *NEW ORLEANS . . . . . L, 11-16

4/14 4/15 4/18 4/20 4/21 4/22 4/25 5/5 5/5 5/6 5/9 5/11 5/12 5/13 5/17 5/18 5/19 5/23 5/24 5/25 5/25 5/26

*NEW ORLEANS . . . . . . L, 7-12 *NEW ORLEANS . . . . . . . L, 3-8 VANDERBILT . . . . . . . . . W, 11-8 *at South Alabama . . . . W, 8-6 *at South Alabama . . . . W, 6-5 *at South Alabama . . . L, 5-11 BELMONT . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-9 *FLORIDA ATLANTIC . . . L, 4-8 *FLORIDA ATLANTIC . . L, 1-16 *FLORIDA ATLANTIC . . W, 12-7 LIPSCOMB . . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-2 *at Fla. International . . . W, 6-2 *at Fla. International . . W, 13-4 *at Fla. International . . . L, 4-5 *WESTERN KY . . . . . . . . . W, 7-1 *WESTERN KY . . . . . . . . . L, 0-2 *WESTERN KY . . . . . . . . . L, 2-4 & vs Florida Atlantic . . . W, 6-1 & vs New Orleans . . . . . L, 5-7 & vs Florida Atlantic . . . W, 7-4 & vs New Orleans . . . . W, 18-6 & vs New Orleans . . . . L, 4-10

() extra inning game * - Sun Belt Conference game. & - Sun Belt Championships - Mobile, Ala.

Coach: Steve Peterson 2008: 27-29-1 (13-16 SBC) 2/22 at Jacksonville State . . . W, 6-2 2/23 at Jacksonville State . . W, 11-3 2/24 at Jacksonville State . . W, 17-8 2/26 at Tennessee Tech . . . T, 6-6 (7) 2/27 at Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 3/1 Toledo (DH) . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 3/1 Toledo (DH) . . . . . . . W, 13-6 3/2 Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 19-8 3/5 Southern Illinois . . W, 7-3 3/9 New Orleans* . . . . . L, 11-5 3/9 New Orleans* . . . . . W, 16-11 3/11 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-3 3/14 at Arkansas State* . . . . . . L, 6-5 3/15 at Arkansas State* . . . . . W, 2-1 3/16 at Arkansas State* W, 7-6 (10) 3/21 at Florida Atlantic* . . . L, 13-7 3/22 at Florida Atlantic* . . . L, 13-6 3/23 at Florida Atlantic* L, 10-7 (7) 3/25 Tennessee Tech . . . L, 15-11 3/26 at #9 Vanderbilt . L, 12-10 (12) 3/28 UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 6-0 3/29 UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 34-8 3/30 UALR* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-8 4/1 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . L, 13-6 4/2 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-5 4/4 UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . W, 2-1 4/5 UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . L, 4-2 4/6 UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . L, 8-4 4/8 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-5 4/9 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . W, 14-7 4/11 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 4/12 at FIU . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 9-7 (10) 4/13 at FIU* . . . . . . . . . . W, 11-8 (10) 4/15 Tenn. (Winchester) . . . W, 13-6 4/16 Austin Peay . . . . . . . W, 11-9 4/18 at Louisiana-Monroe* . . L, 5-4 4/19 at Louisiana-Monroe* L, 25-10 4/20 at Louisiana-Monroe* L, 16-8 4/22 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-7 4/23 Memphis . . . . . . . L, 17-11(14) 4/25 South Alabama* . . L, 10-5 4/26 South Alabama* . . . L, 6-4 4/27 South Ala.* . . . . . W, 11-1 (7) 5/2 Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 16-13 5/3 Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 11-10 5/4 Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-3 5/5 at Austin Peay . . . . . . W, 18-10 5/6 Miss.St. (Winchester) . W, 20-4 5/7 Miss.St. (Winchester) . . . L, 4-3 5/9 at Missouri State . . . . . . . L, 2-0 5/11 at Missouri State . . . . . . . L, 4-3

2009 Sun Belt Champions

5/11 5/15 5/16 5/17 5/ 21 5/22

at Missouri State . . L, 7-6 (13) at Western Kentucky* . W, 7-5 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 6-5 at Western Kentucky* . . L, 7-2 ULM! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 8-7 Florida Atlantic! . . . . . . L, 12-7

() extra inning game ! - Sun Belt Championships - Monroe, La. * - Sun Belt Conference Game

Coach: Steve Peterson 2009: 44-18 (21-8 SBC) 2.20 Missouri State . . . . . . . .W, 19-4 2.21 Missouri State . . . . . . . .W, 12-6 2.22 Missouri State . . . . . . . . . W, 7-6 2.24 at Belmont . . . . . W, 12-10 (10) 2.25 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . W, 9-8 2.27 Jacksonville State . . . . . L, 10-6 3.3 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 18-4 3.4 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 18-3 3.6 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . L, 4-3 3.7 at New Orleans* . . . . . . . W, 4-3 3.8 at New Orleans* . . . . . W, 12-2 3.11 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-3 3.13 Arkansas State* . . W, 10-8 (10) 3.14 Arkansas State* . . . . . . W, 14-3 3.15 Arkansas State* . . . . . . W, 10-3 3.17 Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . L, 9-4 3.18 Southern Illinois . . . . . . W, 11-3 3.20 Florida Atlantic* . . . . . . W, 7-2 3.21 Florida Atlantic* . . . . . . W, 5-4 3.22 Florida Atlantic* . . . . . W, 14-6 3.24 at Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 9-7 3.28 at Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . W, 8-5 3.29 at Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . . . W, 4-2 3.29 at Ark.-Little Rock* . . . . . W, 11-7 4.1 at Austin Peay . . . . . . . .W, 18-8 4.3 at UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . . L, 5-2 4.4 at UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . L, 10-5 4.5 at UL-Lafayette* . . . . . . L, 14-7 4.7 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-0 4.11 Florida International* . L, 5-2 4.11 Florida International* . . W, 6-3 4.12 Florida International* W, 13-9 4.14 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-7 4.15 at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . L, 16-4 4.17 UL-Monroe* . . . . . . . . . W, 13-3 4.18 UL-Monroe* (DH) . . . . . . W, 8-6 4.19 UL-Monroe* (DH) . . . . . W, 5-4 4.21 at Mississippi State . . . W, 10-6 4.22 at Mississippi State . . . . . L, 9-8 4.24 at South Alabama* . . . . L, 4-3 4.25 at South Alabama* . . W, 14-1 4.26 at South Alabama* . . W, 11-5 4.28 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 7-5 4.29 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . W, 18-13 5.1 at Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 15-1 5.2 at Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 8-1 5.3 at Troy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-6 5.8 Mississippi Valley St. . W, 14-8 5.9 Mississippi Valley St. . . . W, 9-1 5.10 Mississippi Valley St. . . W, 19-6 5.12 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 (11) 5.14 Western Kentucky* . . W, 10-4 5.15 Western Kentucky* . . W, 11-5 5.20 Florida Atlantic$ . . . W, 12-2 (7) 5.21 UL-Lafayette$ . . . . . . . . . . L, 5-4 5.22 FAU$ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 12-7 5.22 UL-Lafayette$ . . . . . . . . W, 17-8 5.23 UL-Lafayette$ . . . . . . . . . W, 6-2 5.24 ULM$ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 3-1 5.29 Vanderbilt! . . . . . . . . . . . . W, 5-4 5.30 Louisville! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-2 5.31 Vanderbilt! . . . . . . . . . . . . . L, 6-0 () extra inning game * - Sun Belt Conference Game $ - Sun Belt Championships - Troy, Ala. ! - NCAA Louisville Regional

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Miscellaneous Records No-Hitters Name Date Larry Bruno 3/23/82 Brad Howard 3/16/97

IP H BB SO Result 7.0 0 1 6 W, 4-0 vs. Columbus College 9.0 0 4 8 W, 12-0 vs. Tennessee Tech

Combined No-Hitters Name Date IP John Williams- 2/21/04 6.0 Chase Swing 3.0 One-Hitters Name Date Tommy Anderson 4/08/76 Bob Hardin 5/11/76 Mark Novak 4/17/83 Dave Richardson 3/13/88 Two-Hitters Name Bob Hardin Bob Hardin Steve Sonneberger Steve Sonneberger Barry Vetter Dave Richardson Chris Norton Dave Richardson Tom Wegmann Chris Crabtree Jamie Birkofer Chris Crabtree Jamie Birkofer Brian Swistak Jamie Powers Brian Early Kris Lammers Mathew Griffith Jeff Parsons Jeff Parsons Dewon Brazelton Dewon Brazelton John Williams Chris Mobley Matt Scott Kenneth Roberts

Date 4/10/76 4/25/76 3/19/85 4/11/85 3/14/87 4/18/87 3/13/88 4/09/88 3/17/89 4/07/90 4/20/91 4/27/91 3/21/92 4/30/94 3/19/97 4/27/96 5/02/99 3/16/00 4/08/00 4/29/00 3/03/01 3/30/01 4/15/01 3/12/04 5/25/05 5/2/09

IP 5.0 9.0 7.0 7.0

H BB SO 0 1 12 0 0 2 H 1 1 1 1

BB 3 7 2 1

IP H BB 7.0 2 7 7.0 2 0 9.0 2 7 7.0 2 3 7.0 2 3 7.0 2 3 7.0 2 2 7.0 2 2 9.0 2 0 7.0 2 0 7.0 2 1 7.0 2 1 7.0 2 1 7.0 2 3 7.0 2 2 7.0 2 2 9.0 2 0 5.0 2 0 6.0 2 3 7.0 2 2 9.0 2 1 10.0 2 4 7.0 2 2 9.0 2 1 9.0 2 0 9.0 2 3

Six-Hit Games Name H-AB R 2B 3B HR RBI Tim Goff 6-7 4 1 0 0 3 FIVE-HIT GAMES Name H-AB R Mike Young 5-6 3 Craig Reavis 5-6 3 Clay Snellgrove 5-6 0 Ty Curley 5-6 3 Josh Pride 5-6 3 Bryan Peck 5-5 1 Josh Renick 5-5 1 Brandon Johnson 5-6 4 Josh Renick 5-6 3 Kyle Thomas 5-5 0 Josh Archer 5-6 3 Todd Martin 5-6 1 Nathan Hines 5-5 1 Jeff Beachum 5-6 3 Myles Ervin 5-6 4 Adam Warren 5-6 4 Rawley Bishop 5-5 2 Zach Barrett 5-6 3

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2B 3B HR RBI 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 3

SO 5 7 7 15

Result W, 4-0 vs. IP-Fort Wayne

Result W, 10-0 vs. Sewanee W, 4-0 vs. Morehead State W, 7-0 vs. Murray State W, 6-0 vs. Tennessee State

SO Result 6 W, 3-0 at Western Kentucky 4 W, 3-0 vs. Tennessee Tech 12 W, 6-0 at Central Florida 5 W, 6-0 at Tennessee Tech 6 W, 10-0 vs. Illinois 3 W, 8-0 vs. Austin Peay 9 W, 10-1 vs. Tennessee State 12 W, 3-0 vs. Murray State 9 W, 10-0 vs. Memphis State 6 W, 4-0 vs. Murray State 3 W, 3-1 vs. Tennessee Tech 8 W, 5-0 vs. Morehead State 5 W, 10-1 vs. SE Missouri 9 W, 3-2 vs. Morehead State 5 W, 4-0 at Memphis 3 W, 12-2 at Southeast Missouri 5 W, 5-0 vs. Murray State 3 W, 11-2 vs. Yale 4 L, 3-2 at Southeast Missouri 7 W, 10-4 at Tennessee Tech 14 W, 8-2 vs. Memphis 14 W, 2-0 at Louisiana-Lafayette 5 W, 8-4 at Ark.-Little Rock 11 W, 4-0 vs. SW Missouri St. 5 W, 8-2 vs. New Mexico State 3 W, 8-1 at Troy Opponent at South Alabama (3/17/86) Opponent at Western Carolina (4/16/89) vs. Austin Peay (5/07/95) at Western Kentucky (4/01/97) vs. UT-Martin (3/29/98) vs. SW Missouri St. (3/07/99) at Jacksonville St. (4/25/00) at Arkansas State (3/16/01) vs. Vanderbilt (4/04/01) at Ark.-Little Rock (4/13/01) at Belmont (4/18/01) at Ark.-Little Rock (5/18/03) at Ark.-Little Rock (3/25/05) vs. New Mexico St. (5/22/05) vs. Memphis (5/9/06) vs.Louisiana-Monroe (3/31/07) vs.Louisiana-Monroe (3/31/07) vs. Memphis (4/22/08) vs. Troy (5/2/08)

The Last Time… A Middle Tennessee Team:

Won 10 or more games in a row – April 9-29, 2000 (13) Won 8 or more games in a row in Sun Belt – March 7-29, 2009 (11) Lost 5 or more games in a row – March 21-26, 2008 (5) Losing Streak – 5 (March 21-26, 2008) Season-Opening Streak – 5 (February 20-25, 2009) Home Winning Streak – 10 (April 11-May 10, 2009) Extra-Innings Victory –10-8, 10 innings vs. Arkansas State (3/13/09) Extra-Innings Loss – 5-4, 11 innings vs. Tennessee (5/12/09) Shutout – vs. Missouri State (5/9/08) Shutout in two straight games- April 11/16, 1977 (vs. Vanderbilt & Austin Peay) Held to one hit – at Murray State (4/25/85) Held to two hits – vs. Missouri State (3/03/06) Scored 8 or more Runs in an Inning – 9 runs at Austin Peay [4th] (4/1/09) Scored 10 or more runs in an inning – 10 vs. Miss. Valley St. (5/10/09) [3rd] Scored 12+ Runs in an Inning – 12 runs at Austin Peay [4th] (4/02/03) Scored 20 or more runs in a game – vs. Louisiana-Monroe (3/31/07) [21] Scored 30 or more runs in a game – vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (3/29/08) [34] 8 or more hits in an Inning – 9 hits vs. UALR [4th] (3/29/08) 11+ hits in an Inning – 11 hits at Austin Peay [4th] (4/02/03) Hit 2 straight home runs – vs. WKU [1st] (5/14/09) T.Burnett and R. Bishop [2] Hit 4 or more home runs in an inning - vs. Memphis [6th] (4/20/05) [5] Hit 5 or more home runs in a game – vs. UALR [6] (3/29/08) Swept SBC 3 game home series – vs. ULM (April 17-18, 2009) Swept SBC 3 game away series – at UALR (March 28-29, 2009) Swept in SBC 3 game home series – vs. New Orleans (April 13-15, 2007) Swept in SBC 3 game away series – at UL-Lafayette (April 3-5, 2009) Committed 5 or more errors in a game – at ULM (4/19/08) [5] Committed 6 or more errors in a game – vs. SE Louisiana (3/06/05) [6] Committed 7 or more errors in a game – vs. Lipscomb (3/06/02) [7]

A Middle Tennessee Player:

5 hits in a game – Zach Barrett vs. Troy (5/2/08) 6 hits in a game – Tim Goff at South Alabama (3/27/86) Scored 5 runs in one game – Eric McNamee vs. IP-Fort Wayne (2/20/05) 10-game hitting streak – Nathan Hines, 13 games (2/22- 3/15/08), Taylor Dennis, 13 games (3/29- 4/15/08), Blake McDade, 13 games (4/5/084/22/08), Rawley Bishop, 13 games (4/8/08-4/26/08), Stuart Meinhart, 13 games (2/25/09-3/18/09) 15-game hitting streak – Blake McDade, 17 games (April 29 - May 29, 2009) 20-game hitting streak – Rawley Bishop, 21 games (March 4-April 4, 2007) 3 doubles in one game – Josh Renick vs. Tennessee Tech (3/29/02) 2 HR in a game – Bryce Brentz vs. Vanderbilt (4/7/09) 3 HR in a game – Rawley Bishop vs. Western Kentucky (5/15/09) 6 or more RBIs in a game – Ben Darlington at New Orleans (3/8/09) [6] Grand Slam – Stuart Meinhart vs. Vanderbilt (5/29/09) HR to begin game – Tyler Burnett vs. Western Kentucky (5/15/09) HR in consecutive at bats – Rawley Bishop vs. Western Kentucky (5/15/09) HR in consecutive games – Rawley Bishop (March 28-29, 2009) HR in three consecutive games – Bryce Brentz , (April 17-21, 2009) [4] HR in five consecutive games – Rawley Bishop (April 12-13, 15-16, 18 2008) Pinch-hit HR – Justin Jones vs. Mississippi State (5/6/08) [8th] Hit for the cycle - Nathan Hines at South Alabama (4/26/09) [in order] 3 Stolen Bases in one game – Chuck Akers vs. Jacksonville St. [4] (2/23/03) Nine-Inning No-hitter – Brad Howard vs. Tennessee Tech (3/16/97) One-Hitter – Dave Richardson vs. Tennessee State (3/13/88) Two-Hitter – Matt Scott vs. New Mexico State (5/25/05) Combined Two-Hitter - K. Roberts, N. Montgomery, J. Guidry and C. Woods at UALR (3/29/09) Struck out 10 or more – Brad Robinson vs. Western Kentucky (5/17/07) [10] Struck out 15 or more – John Williams vs. Austin Peay (3/23/02) [16] Complete Game – Kenneth Roberts vs. Florida Atlantic (5/20/09) [7] Complete Game Shutout – Chad Edwards vs. Vanderbilt (4/7/09) [9] Combined Shutout – Bryce Brentz [6.2], Brett Smalley [2.1] vs. UALR (3/28/08)

2010 Middle Tennessee Baseball Media Guide


SUN

14

FEBRUARY

MON

TUES

15

21 MEM 1PM 28 OHIO 1PM

WED

16

22

THU

17

23

FRI 18

24

SAT

19 MEM 2PM 26 OHIO 3PM

25

20 MEM 2PM 27 OHIO 2PM

MARCH SUN

Kevin Whittaker

MON

7 JSU 1PM 14 ULM* 1PM 21 ASU* 1PM 28 USA* 1PM

1

TUES

WED

2 SIU 2PM 9 BU 1PM 16 LU 3PM

8 15

22

23

29

30 APSU 6PM

3 SIU 2PM 10 UT 3PM

THU

4 11

17

18

24 BU 6PM 31 LU 6PM

FRI

5 JSU 3PM 12 ULM* 6PM 19 ASU* 6PM 26 USA* 6PM

25

SAT

6 JSU 1PM 13 ULM* 4PM 20 ASU * 4PM 27 USA* 4PM

APRIL SUN

MON

4 FAU * 1PM 11 FIU * 12PM 18 Troy* 1PM

tyler hyde

25 UALR* 1PM

SUN

TUES

WED

THU

1

5

6

7 APSU 6PM

8

12

13 VU 6:00PM 20 TTU 11AM

14

15

21 VU 6PM

22

27

26

29

19

26

MON

MAY

TUES

WED

THU

4

5

6

10

12 UT 6PM 19

13

17

11 TTU 6PM 18

23

24

25

26

30

31

justin jones 4-6 11-13 19-29/30

20 WKU* 6PM

JUNE

LU MEM SIU OHIO TROY TTU UL ULM

3 FAU* 4 PM

9 FIU* 6PM 16 Troy * 6PM 23 UALR* 6PM

10 FIU* 4PM 17 Troy* 6PM 24 UALR* 4PM

30 UL* 6:30PM

SAT

7 SIU 6PM 14 UNO * 6PM 21 WKU* 3PM

27 28 Sun Belt Championships * Murfreesboro, Tenn

1 UL* 2PM 8 SIU 4PM 15 UNO * 4PM 22 WKU* 1PM 29

Home games in bold All times cent ral * - Sun Belt Conference game

NCAA Regional NCAA Super Regional NCAA College World Series

Abbreviations UALR Arkansas-Little Rock ASU Arkansas State APSU Austin Peay BU Belmont FAU Florida Atlantic FIU Florida International JSU Jacksonville State

SAT

2 FAU* 6:30PM

FRI

3

2 UL* 1PM 9 SIU 1PM 16 UNO * 1PM

FRI

Lipscomb Memphis Southern Illinois Ohio Troy Tennessee Tech Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe

UNO USA UT VU WKU

New Orleans South Alabama Tennessee Vanderbilt Western Kentucky


2010 Baseball Media Guide