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Baseball 2009 Media Guide


MEDIA ROSTER

#2 Adam Zehr So., 2B Bedford, IN

#4 Derek Swartz

#6 Shane Davis

#7 Zach Reed

Jr., RHP Cromwell, IN

Jr., OF Harrisonburg, VA

Fr., RHP Elkhart, IN

So., INF/ RHP Centreville, MI

Jr., SS/ RHP Decatur, IN

Jr., INF/ RHP Goshen, IN

#9 Joel King

#10 Matt Fyfe

#11 Tom McDowell

#12 Aaron Keister

#14 David Stoesz

#15 Greg Meyer

#18 Shane Kurtz

#19 Zac Miller

#21 Sean Doering

#22 Sean Sears

#23 Caleb Kitchell

#28 Jason Crocker

#32 Andy Swisher

#36 Brad Elam

#37 Jeffrey Gouker

# 44 Garrett Cannizzo

Josh Keister

#8 Kraig Miller

Fr., 1B Indianapolis, IN

Jr., C Elkhart, IN

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#3 Aaron Coy

Sr., OF Muskegan, MI

Jr., RHP Union Mills, IN

So., LHP/ OF Elkhart, IN

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Jr., RHP/ OF Decatur, IN

Jr., RHP Plymouth, IN

Fr., RHP Elkhart, IN

Fr., C/ 1B Arlington Heights, IL

Sr., OF Chicago, IL

Jr., RHP/ INF Centreville, MI

Fr., OF Mooresville, IN

Head Coach

Jr., LHP Goshen, IN

So., OF Elkhart, IN

Sr., RHP Elkhart, IN


QUICK FACTS/ TABLE OF CONTENTS

MEDIA GUIDE

BASEBALL 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Goshen College Facts Address: City, State, Zip: Affiliation: Founded: President: Enrollment: Website:

1700 South Main Street Goshen, Indiana, 46526 Mennonite Church USA 1894 James E. Brenneman 971 www.goshen.edu

Athletic Facts

Director of Athletics: Tim Demant Phone: (574) 535-7491 Faculty Athletic Rep: Michelle Horning Sports Information Director: Josh Gleason Phone: (574) 535-7497 Head Trainer: Linda Kaminskis Affiliation: NAIA Conference: Mid-Central College Conference Mascot: Maple Leafs Colors: Purple, White Website: www.GoLeafs.net

Team Facts

Media Roster Quick Facts Table of Contents Athletic Department Directory Media Information 2009 Season Preview 2009 Roster 2009 Schedule Mid-Central College Conference Non-Conference Opponents Facilities Players and Staff Student-Athlete Profiles Coaching Staff www.GoLeafs.net History and Review Team History Goshen College Record Book 2007 Season Review 2007 Results 2007 Statistics GC At A Glance The City of Goshen

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ON THE COVER: Junior Shane Kurtz (top), and the Goshen College baseball team (bottom). The 2009 Goshen College Baseball Media Guide was designed, written, and produced by the Goshen College Sports Information Department. Additional assistance was provided by the Goshen College Public Relations Department and the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee.

Head Coach: Josh Keister (4th year) Alma Mater: Goshen College (2004) Career Record (@ Goshen): 41-111 (41-111) Phone: (574) 535-7748 Email: joshdk@goshen.edu Assistant Coaches: Josh Gleason, Gary Keister, Geoff Buchholz, Mark Springer Home: Goshen College Baseball Complex 2008 Record: 13-40 (3-24 MCC, 8th) Letterwinners Ret/ Lost: 15/8 Starters Ret/ Lost: 7/2 www.GoLeafs.net

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ATHLETIC STAFF Athletic Administration Position Athletic Director Asst. AD RFC Director Asst. RFC Director Sports Information Athletic Trainer Office Manager Faculty Rep.

Name Tim Demant Val Hershberger Doug Yoder Josh Keister Josh Gleason Lindy Kaminskis Nancy Miller Michelle Horning

Office Phone (574) 535-7491 (574) 535-7494 (574) 535-7495 (574) 535-7748 (574) 535-7497 (574) 535-7417 (574) 535-7496 (574) 535-7453

Email tdemant@goshen.edu valeriejh@goshen.edu dougy@goshen.edu joshdk@goshen.edu joshag@goshen.edu lkaminskis@goshen.edu nancymm@goshen.edu michelleeh@goshen.edu

Coaching Staff Baseball Head Basketball Men Basketball Women Cross Country Golf Soccer Men Soccer Women Softball Tennis Men Tennis Women Track & Field Volleyball

Josh Keister Gary Chupp Steve Wiktorowski Doug Yoder Josh Hire Tavi Mounsithiraj Thavisith Mounsithiraj Lee Mast Stan King TBD Rick Clark Jewel Lehman

(574) 535-7748 (574) 535-7493 (574) 535-7492 (574) 535-7495 (574) 536-5463 (574) 535-7235 (574) 535-7539 (574) 535-7233 (574) 535-7498 (574) 535-7491 (574) 535-7079 (574) 535-7779

joshdk@goshen.edu gchupp@goshen.edu stevelw@goshen.edu dougy@goshen.edu joshhire@trgolfclub.com thavisakm@goshen.edu thavisithm@goshen.edu leeim@goshen.edu stanbk@goshen.edu TBD rickvc@goshen.edu jlehman@goshen.edu

Facility Numbers Athletic Training Baseball Press Box Dining Center RFC Front Desk Softball Press Box Sports Information

(574) 535-7417 (574) 535-7339 (574) 535-7580 (574) 535-7500 (574) 535-7080 (574) 535-7497

The Maple Leaf Athletic Offices are located in the Roman Ginerich Recreation-Fitness Center adjacent to the front desk. Several of the coaches offices are located along the west end of the building. The front desk can direct visitors to the appropriate office.

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MEDIA INFORMATION Media Passes:

Members of the media (public and institutional) may receive free admission into all Goshen College home contests. All requests should be made through the Office of Sports Information in advance of the contest.

Media Interviews/ Requests:

The Office of Sports Information is here to serve you. Please make any requests known and we will make reasonable accommodations. Please respect the preparation and concentration of all student-athletes and coaches by conducting all interviews after the contest and outside of the locker rooms and dugouts, unless otherwise arranged by the Office of Sports Information and the sport-specific coach.

Statistics:

Copies of game box scores will be available shortly following the contest in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball, and men’s and women’s basketball. In all other sports, statistics will be provided on www.GoLeafs.net as soon as possible – typically within a few hours, but no longer than 24 hours after completion of contest or meet. In basketball contests, box scores will also be made available at halftime. Current season statistics will be made available upon request or can be accessed through www.GoLeafs.net.

Radio Broadcast:

The official radio home of Maple Leaf athletics is 91.1 The Globe. For a complete listing of games scheduled to be aired, visit www.GoLeafs.net. Visiting teams are encouraged to notify the Office of Sports Information in advance if they wish to broadcast from Goshen College. Space will be made available for these broadcast teams.

www.GoLeafs.net:

Individual game stories – with stats, coaches quotes, and game information will be available as soon as possible following events at www.GoLeafs.net, the official website of Goshen College Athletics. GoLeafs.net is also the home to photo galleries, video highlights, e-mail updates, program information and feature stories on Maple Leaf student-athletes.

Office of Sports Information: Director of Sports Information: Josh Gleason Office Phone: (574) 535-7497 Email: joshag@goshen.edu Fax: (574) 535-7531 Cell Phone: (530) 355-0493

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2009 SEASON PREVIEW

MOVING FORWARD Young Team Begins To Grow Up; Looks To Push To New Heights

Keister’s Pitching Evaluation “We struggled on the mound last year to say the least. A team ERA of 8.85 is going to make it difficult on any offense. We have the potential to greatly improve on that mark this year for a variety of reasons. We will be adding three quality arms to the staff in redshirt junior Aaron Keister – who missed all last season due to an injury sustained midway through his sophomore season – and freshman Jason Crocker and Shane Davis who were both impressive this fall. HavCOACH KEISTER’S Pitching ing these three guys in addition to OVERALL OUTLOOK The Maple Leafs return eight pitch- the amount of returning innings we “We will still have several different ers who threw more than ten innings have should create a lot of depth and weeks of indoor practices in between from the 2008 staff. Junior Kraig promote some competition within our weekend trips and we must stay Miller had a team best ERA of 5.27 the staff for the top roles. Another motivated during those times and and three saves in limited innings – advantage for the pitching staff this continue to improve. Our goal is to be mostly out of the bullpen – due to his year is a full-time pitching coach playing our best baseball during the end shortstop duties. Current senior Brad in Gary Keister, who has devoted of the season and that has not happened Elam led the team with 27 appearanc- his full attention to structuring and the past couple years. We must be much es and three wins, pitching exclusively supervising our entire pitching protougher mentally than in the past to out of the bullpen. Juniors Aaron Coy gram. Obviously significant improvemake that happen. and Shane Kurtz led the team in starts ment from the pitching staff will be a After several years of having a lot of last year with 12 and 10, respectively. key for the success of the 2009 team.” youth in our lineup and on our roster Others who threw significant innings we finally have grown up some. Our are juniors Matt Fyfe, Joel King, and older players must take responsibility Caleb Kitchell, along with sophomore for improving their individual game Zach Reed. Starter Ian Swartz and reand mental toughness. We have not liever Mark Springer both graduated handled adversity very well in the past after filling significant roles on the and must learn how to do that this year. staff as seniors. Returning from injury The MCC is going to be very tough this this year after a medical redshirt in year. A new conference format will have 2008 is lefty Aaron Keister, who was us play four teams four times and four part of the starting rotation as a freshteams just twice. We play the top three man and sophomore. Freshman on ranked teams from the preseason conthe staff are Jason Crocker and Shane ference poll four times so we must come Davis, who both figure to log imporready to play come conference time. tant innings immediately. Junior Aaron Keister 6 Goshen College Athletics


Junior Kraig Miller Infield The strength of the infield this year will be at shortstop where junior Kraig Miller begins his third year as a starter (.312, 5 2B, 6 HR, 37 RBI). Second base is being hotly contest by sophomore Adam Zehr and junior Zac Miller. Third base also has two viable candidates between a sophomore and a junior with Zach Reed and Joel King, respectively. Freshman Garrett Cannizzo had an excellent fall offensively and is working at making the transition defensively to first base. Senior Brad Elam and freshman David Stoesz will also get some time there after the Leafs lost Darin Tronovich (.260, 5 2B, 1 HR, 21 RBI) to graduation. Keister’s Infield Evaluation “We had a fielding percentage as a team last year of only .918. We have the physical ability to be much better than that this year, but we must be much tougher mentally and not allow one error to become two or three. Our pitching staff looks to be much improved, but they will not get lots of strikeouts so we must support them defensively. We have fairly good competitions going at several different spots from both an offensive and defensive standpoint. That depth should create season-long accountability at each

position, which was something we lacked last year. Kraig Miller put up some good numbers offensively last year and we look for those to improve again. His leadership in the infield will be just as important as his production numbers.” Outfield Losing Ian Swartz to graduation is a significant loss as he was the top statistical performer last year (.324, 17 2B, 3 HR, 33 R). However, depth in the outfield should be a strong point of this year’s team. Returning red-shirt senior Tom McDowell put together some decent power numbers last year (5 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR) and if he can put the bat on the ball with a little more consistency this year, he has the potential to be a quality part of the middle of our lineup. Sophomore Sean Doering stole a team-high 13 bases last year so he won’t surprise anybody this year. His speed was a big asset defensively, but he needs to remain consistent all season long offensively as a late season slump greatly affected what appeared to be an outstanding freshman campaign. Senior Greg Meyer transitioned to the outfield late last season and has worked extremely hard to be in a position to compete for playing time. Junior Matt Fyfe was very impressive in fall ball in the outfield after being a pitcher only his first two years. Junior Derek Swartz is back in the mix after a year away from baseball last year. Freshman Andy Swisher and transfer Jeff Gouker also will compete in the outfield. Keister’s Outfield Evaluation “Competition in the outfield will be fierce this year. We have several returning players who had stretches of good play last year, but were not consistent all year long. With several other players having great fall seasons, the coaching staff will be able to ride whoever is hot when putting lineups together. Improved speed will help the outfield defense, which should be a valuable asset for the pitching

staff. Undoubtedly there will be lots of different combinations used in the outfield so leadership and positive attitudes will be important.” Catching Sean Sears will be starting his third year as our primary starter behind the plate. His arm strength has been his strength the past two years and this year looks to be poised for a breakout season offensively as well. Freshman Garrett Cannizzo will back him up is addition to his first base duties. Keister’s Catching Evaluation “Sean struggled though some injuries in the past and this year has worked hard to get his body in shape so he can handle the demands of catching a significant amount of innings. He had a breakout fall offensively and continues to look good this winter. Sean’s job is one of the most mentally demanding on the team and his ability to handle that aspect of the game will be crucial to his success offensively, the pitching staff’s success, and the team’s overall success. Cannizzo looks to be out catcher of the future and will continue to work hard at his skills behind the plate even though he will be playing a lot of first base. Junior Sean Sears

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2009 ROSTER

Alphabetical

# Name Yr. Pos. Hometown / Previous School 2 Adam Zehr SO INF Bedford, IN/ Bedford N. Lawrence HS 3 Aaron Coy JR RHP Cromwell, IN/ West Noble HS 4 Derek Swartz JR OF Harrisonburg, VA/ Eastern Mennonite HS 6 Shane Davis FR RHP Elkhart, IN/ Elkhart Memorial HS 7 Zach Reed SO RHP/3B Centreville, MI/ Centreville HS 8 Kraig Miller JR SS/RHP Decatur, IN/ Bellmont HS 9 Joel King JR RHP/INF Goshen, IN/ Bethany Christian HS 10 Matt Fyfe JR RHP/OF Decatur, IN/ Bellmont HS 11 Tom McDowell SR OF Chicago, IL/ Bremen HS 12 Aaron Keister JR LHP Goshen, IN/ Goshen HS 14 David Stoesz FR 1B Indianapolis, IN/ Pike HS 15 Greg Meyer SR OF Muskegan, MI/ Muskegan CC 18 Shane Kurtz JR RHP Plymouth, IN/ Plymouth HS 19 Zac Miller JR INF Centreville, MI/ Centreville HS 21 Sean Doering SO OF Elkhart, IN/ Concord HS 22 Sean Sears JR C Elkhart, IN/ Elkhart Memorial HS 23 Caleb Kitchell JR RHP Union Mills, IN/ South Central HS 28 Jason Crocker FR RHP Elkhart, IN/ Jimtown HS 32 Andy Swisher FR OF Mooresville, IN/ Mooresville HS 36 Brad Elam SR RHP Elkhart, IN/ Elkhart Central HS 37 Jeffrey Gouker SO LHP/OF Elkhart, IN/ Elkhart Memorial HS 44 Garrett Cannizzo FR C/1B Arlington Heights, IL/ Rolling Meadows Head Coach: #30 Josh Keister Assistant Coaches: #35 Josh Gleason, #33 Gary Keister, #7 Geoff Buchholz, #6 Mark Springer, #5 Kyle Koch, #20 Darren Tronovich

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Breakdown

Year Seniors 3 (14%) Juniors 10 (45%) Sophomores 4 (18%) Freshman 5 (23%) Location Indiana 16 (73%) Michigan 2 (9%) Illinois 2 (9%) Virginia 1 (5%) Position Infielders 8 (36%) Outfielders 7 (32%) Pitchers 12 (55%) Catchers 2 (9%)


SCHEDULE Date

Day

Opponent

Time

Place

February 8

Sunday

Robert Morris @ Metrodome

7:00pm (CST) (MN)

February 9

Monday

Robert Morris @ Metrodome

9:30am (CST) (MN)

February 14

Saturday

Johnson Bible College

1:00pm

(TN)

February 15

Sunday

Union College (KY)

Noon

(KY)

February 23

Monday

Webber International College

4:00pm

(FL)

February 24

Tuesday

Clearwater Christian College

7:00pm

(FL)

February 27

Friday

Clearwater Christian College

7:00pm

(FL)

February 28

Saturday

EMU @ Sarasota Christian HS

4:00pm

(FL)

March 1

Sunday

Bluffton @ Sarasota Christian HS

Noon

(FL)

March 7

Saturday

Asbury College

1:00pm

Away

March 10

Tuesday

Concordia University

1:00pm

Away

March 12

Thursday

Asbury College

1:00pm

Home

March 14

Saturday

Berea College

1:00pm

Away

March 15

Sunday

Indiana University Southeast

1:00pm

Away

March 17

Tuesday

Sienna Heights University

1:00pm

Away

March 19

Thursday

Davenport College

1:00pm

Home

March 20

Friday

Great Lakes Christian

6:00pm

Away

March 21

Saturday

Alma College

1:00pm

Away

March 24

Tuesday

Huntington University*

1:00pm

Home

March 26

Thursday

Bethel College*

1:00pm

Home

March 28

Saturday

Bethel College*

1:00pm

Away

March 31

Tuesday

Indiana University Northwest

2:00pm

Home

April 1

Wednesday

Indiana Institute of Technology

7:00pm

Away

April 2

Thursday

Spring Arbor University*

1:00pm

Away

April 4

Saturday

Spring Arbor University*

1:00pm

Home

April 7

Tuesday

Marian College*

1:00pm

Away

April 9

Thursday

Taylor University*

1:00pm

Away

April 11

Saturday

Taylor University*

1:00pm

Home

April 15

Wednesday

Great Lakes Christian

4:00pm

Home

April 16

Thursday

University of St. Francis*

1:00pm

Home

April 18

Saturday

University of St. Francis*

1:00pm

Away

April 20

Monday

Trine University

3:00pm

Home

April 23

Thursday

Indiana Wesleyan University*

6:00pm

Away

April 25

Saturday

Grace College*

1:00pm

Away

April 28

Tuesday

MCC Play-in-Series (DH) if Necessary

April 29

Wednesday

MCC Play-in-Series (single) if Necessary

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2009 OPPONENTS Bethel College Pilots

M I D C E N T R A L C O N F E R E N C E

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Address: City: State, Zip: Founded: President: Enrollment:

1001 W. McKinley Mishawaka IN, 46545 1947 Steve Cramer 1984

Nickname: Pilots Colors: Royal Blue, White AD: Mark Lantz SID: Jeff Welsh SID Phone: (574) 257-2676 Website: www.bethelcollege.edu

Address: City: State, Zip: Founded: President: Enrollment:

200 Seminary Drive Winona Lake IN, 46590 1948 Dr. Ronald Manahan 1000

Nickname: Lancers Colors: Red, White AD: Chad Briscoe SID: Matt Moore SID Phone: (574) 372-5100x6271 Website: www.grace.edu

Address: City: State, Zip: Founded: President: Enrollment:

2303 College Ave Huntington IN, 46750 1897 Dr. G. Blair Dowden 950

Address: City: State, Zip: Founded: President: Enrollment:

4201 S. Washington Marion IN, 46953 1920 Dr. Henry Smith 2850

Head Coach: Phone: 2008 Overall: 2008 MCC: Preseason Rank:

Seth Zartman (574) 257-3287 29-25 16-10 (4th) 5th

Grace College Lancers

Huntington University Forresters Nickname: Colors: AD: SID: SID Phone: Website:

Forresters Forest Green, Red Gary W. Turner Lori Culler (260) 359-4213 www.huntington.edu

Head Coach: Phone: 2008 Overall: 2008 MCC: Preseason Rank:

Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats

Address: 3200 Cold Spring Rd City: Indianapolis State, Zip: IN, 46222 Founded: 1936 President: Daniel J. Elsener Enrollment: 1300 Address: City: State, Zip: Founded: President: Enrollment:

Head Coach: Josh Bailey Phone: (574) 372-5100 x 6072 2008 Overall: 3-37 2008 MCC: 2-28 (9th) Preseason Rank: T-7th

Nickname: Colors: AD: SID: SID Phone: Website:

Wildcats Red, Gray, White Mark DeMichael Kyle Schmidt (765) 677-1938 www.indwes.edu

Marian College Knights Nickname: Colors: AD: SID: SID Phone: Website:

Knights Marian Blue, Gold Joe Haklin Geoff Sherman (317) 955-6125 www.marian.edu

Head Coach: Phone: 2008 Overall: 2008 MCC: Preseason Rank:

Chad Newhard (765) 677-2324 32-24 17-11 (5th) 6th

Head Coach: Phone: 2008 Overall: 2008 MCC: Preseason Rank:

Kurt Guldner (317) 955-6310 13-28 7-18 (7th) T-7th

Spring Arbor University Cougars

106 E Main St. Spring Arbor MI, 49283 1873 Dr. Gayle D. Beebe 1700

Address: 236 W Reade Ave City: Upland State, Zip: IN, 46889 Founded: 1849 President: Dr. Eugene B. Habecker Enrollment: 1853

Nickname: Colors: AD: SID: SID Phone: Website:

Cougars Blue, Gold Sam Riggleman Jason Crist (517) 750-6510 www.springarbor.edu

Taylor University Trojans Nickname: Colors: AD: SID: SID Phone: Website:

Trojans Purple, Gold Dr. Angie Fincannon Ted Bowers (765) 998-4958 www.taylor.edu

Mike Frame (260) 359-4212 32-14 21-6 (2nd) 4th

Head Coach: Phone: 2008 Overall: 2008 MCC: Preseason Rank:

Sam Riggleman (517) 750-6713 40-9 22-3 (1st) 1st

Head Coach: Phone: 2008 Overall: 2008 MCC: Preseason Rank:

Kyle Gould (765) 998-5311 27-19 17-9 (3rd) 2nd

University of St. Francis Cougars Address: City: State, Zip: Founded: President: Enrollment:

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2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne IN, 46808 1890 Sr. M. Elise Kriss 1700

Nickname: Colors: AD: SID: SID Phone: Website:

Cougars Royal Blue, White Mark A. Pope Bill Scott (260) 434-7433 www.sf.edu

Head Coach: Greg Roberts Phone: (260) 399-7700 x 6222 2008 Overall: 27-29 2008 MCC: 15-10 (6th) Preseason Rank: 3rd


Concordia University

2008 MCC STANDINGS TEAM Spring Arbor Huntington Taylor Bethel Indiana Wesleyan Saint Francis Marian GOSHEN Grace

MCC

PCT.

OVR.

PCT.

GB

22-3 21-6 17-9 16-10 17-11 15-10 7-18 3-25 2-28

.880 .778 .654 .615 .607 .600 .280 .107 .067

40-9 32-14 27-19 29-25 32-24 27-29 13-28 13-40 3-37

.816 .696 .587 .537 .571 .482 .317 .245 .075

-2.0 5.5 6.5 6.5 7.0 15.0 20.5 22.5

Non-conference Opponents Bluffton University

Johnson Bible College

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

1 University Dr. Bluffton, OH 45817 Royal Purple, White Bill Hanefield Jr. (419) 358-3241 www.bluffton.edu James Grandey 15-23

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

7900 Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37998 Royal, White NA (865) 573-4517 www.jbc.edu NA NA

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

1600 E. Washington Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46803 Orange, Black James Lipocky (260) 422-5561 x2262 www.indianatech.edu Kip Williams 29-29

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

1201 N Scenic Highway Babson Park, FL 33827 Yellow, Green Monica Spratley (863) 638-7126 www.webberathletics.com Brad Niethammer 30-23

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

310 College Street Barbourville, KY 40906 Orange, Black Jay Stancil (606) 546-1292 www.unionky.edu Bart Osborne 48-18

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

3400 Gult-to-Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL 33759 Royal Blue, White James Whitaker (727) 726-1153 x 211 www.clearwater.edu Ron Edson NA

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

6191 Kraft Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Red, Black, White Aaron Sagraves (616) 554-5045 www.davenport.edu Wes Cummings DNP

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

100 Park Rd. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 Royal Blue, White Mike Zucconi (540) 432-4440 www.emu.edu Mark Mace 10-30

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

401 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605 Maroon, Gold Don Haynes (708) 804-8574 www.robertmorris.edu Mike Kashirshky 8-32

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

1 Macklem Drive Wilmore, KY Purple, White TJ Budd (859) 858-3511 x 2477 www.asbury.edu Lee Rogers 18-25

Indiana Inst. of Technology

Union College

Davenport University

Robert Morris College

Webber International University

Clearwater Christian College

Eastern Mennonite University

Asbury College

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall: Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

4090 Gedded Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Red, White, Black Karl King (734) 995-7344 www.cuaa.edu Karl King 27-22

Berea College

CPO 2187 Berea, KY 40404 Royal Blue, White Beverly Harkleroad (859) 985-3432 www.berea.edu Ryan Hess 10-30-1

Indiana University Southeast

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

4201 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150 Crimson, Cream Joe Glover (812) 941-2028 www.ius.edu Josh Schultz 33-24

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

1247 E. Sienna Heights Drive Adrian, MI 49221 Navy Blue, Gold Scott Oliver (517) 264-7879 www.siennaheights.edu John Kolanski 14-26

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

6211 W Willow Hwy Lansing, MI 48917 Royal Blue, White NA (517) 321-0242 www.glcc.edu Aaron Simmons NA

Sienna Heights University

Great Lakes Christian College

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

Alma College

614 W. Superior St. Alma, MI 48801 Crimson, Cream Josh Ernst (989) 463-7114 www.alma.edu Judd Folske 12-28

Indiana University Northwest

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

3400 Broadway Gary, IN 46408 Red, Black Scott Fulk (219) 980-6746 www.iun.edu Bobv Lucas NA

Address: City, State, Zip: Colors: SID: SID Phone: Website: Head Coach: 2008 Overall:

1 University Ave. Angola, IN Royal Blue, White Rachel Holz (260) 655-4146 www.trine.edu Greg Perschke 18-21

Trine University

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FACILITIES

Goshen College Baseball Complex Location: Immediately southeast of the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center Built: 1950’s Capacity: 500 in bleachers Dimensions: 330’ down the lines, 398’ in power allies, 380’ to straight-away centerfield. Originally built in the 1950’s, the Goshen College Baseball Complex has undergone many improvements throughout the years. Pine trees planted in the 80’s provide an intimate feel along with a valuable wind break behind the backstop and dugouts as well as an excellent hitting background beyond center field. Around the same time, former coach Devon Hoffman also constructed the current press box and the batting tunnel, which features an all-weather turf floor. In 2006, the infield was resurfaced making for one of the finest playing surfaces around, while a full-infield tarp was purchased at that time to help protect it. The field has unique dimensions of 330 feet down the lines, 398 feet in the power allies, and 380 feet to straight-away centerfield. The home bullpen features a double barrelled mound and a full infield tarp was purchased in the fall of 2006. The whole field is watered by an electronic automatic irrigation system. “Our playing field has matured into a nice little facility and our players work extremely hard after every practice and game to keep the mound and plate areas in top condition,” says head coach Josh Keister. When the Maple Leafs cannot be outdoors due to the weather, they have the Roman Gingerich Recreation and Fitness Center to rely upon. Three full-size basketball courts allow plenty of room for long toss and the option of setting up a full-size infield. The gym also has two 80-foot long batting cages that drop down from the ceiling. The cages are big enough for pitchers to throw live to hitters from indoor portable mounds. “Our indoor facility is one of the most spacious around,” Keister says. “It is extremely valuable for our guys to be able to long toss in the winter and to prepare for the type of throws they will have to make outside. Our playing field has matured into a nice facility and our playing surface is in outstanding condition, especially the infield. We are lucky to have such exceptional facilities.”

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Players

&Coaches

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RETURNER PROFILES AT GOSHEN:

Started 35 games at third and second base as a freshman... batted .304 in 102 at bats...had 31 hits and 23 runs scored.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Four-year starter at Bedford North Lawrence High School under coach Tyler Thompson... graduated with honors.

PERSONAL:

#2 ADAM ZEHR

SOPHOMORE INFIELDER BEDFORD, IN

Born on March 6...parents are Sandy and Lisa Zehr... siblings are Kristen (22) and Kelsey (21)... little known fact is that he has a tattoo.

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Business CAREER: Businessman in NY City FAVORITES FOOD: Japanese (hibachi not sushi) TV SHOW: South Park, Family Guy VACATION SPOT: Cancun, Mexico

ATHLETE: Robinson Cano MOVIE: Bull Durham MUSICAL ARTIST: Guns ‘n’ Roses HOBBIES: Guitar, video games BEST MOMENT: Hitting go-ahead home run against HS rival

AT GOSHEN:

As a sophomore, started 18 games, including seven on the mound...batted .244 with 3 HR while playing 1B...pitched complete game shutout against Grace...as freshman, batted .291 in 37 games...went 3-3 on the mound with 6.86 ERA over 42 innings...totalled 41 strike outs.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Steve Atz at West Noble HS... three-time all conference selection... named to all-state team after leading team to section title as a senior... holds program home run record (14).

PERSONAL:

Born on August 22... grandparents are Mike and Rose Albaugh... has one sibling, Brittany (19)... admires his grandmother because, “She has taken me in and raised me through high school and college. She has always been there for me and I love her.”

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Physical Education FUTURE CAREER: PE Teacher FAVORITES FOOD: Chinese VACATION SPOT: Sarasota, FL TV SHOW: Sportscenter

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ATHLETE: Ryan Theriot MOVIE: Sandlot MUSICAL ARTIST: Hootie and the Blowfish HOBBIES: Just baseball

#3 AARON COY

JUNIOR PITCHER CROMWELL, IN


AT GOSHEN:

Redshirted in 2008... as a freshman started 21 games and played in 30... batted .188 with nine runs.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Marty Dean and Eastern Mennonite HS... was a regional honorable mention selection.

PERSONAL:

#4 DEREK SWARTZ

JUNIOR OUTFIELDER HARRISONBURG, VA

Born on May 1... parents are Ted and Sue Swartz... siblings are Ian (23) and Eliot (25)... admires his mother because, “Steady and while she is not always in control of things, she has the grace to allow things to happen the way they are going to.”

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Social Studies Education FUTURE CAREER: Teacher FAVORITES FOOD: Ethnic TV SHOW: L-Word VACATION SPOT: Arizona

ATHLETE: Ted Williams MOVIE: Stand and Deliver MUSICAL ARTIST: Fall of Troy HOBBIES: Music, sports in general, big game hunting, trading stocks

AT GOSHEN:

As a freshman started 33 games...batted .278 with 5 2B, 4 HR, and 18 RBI... 22 starts came in conference games where he batted .323.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Phil Webb at Centreville High School... named all conference, all district, and all region all four years... selected as all state as junior and senior... also played football and basketball.

PERSONAL:

Born on September 18... Jim and Deb Reed... Josh (24), Kristin (22), Ben (16)...little known fact was that he was named Detroit Free Press 1st-Team All State at quarterback after racking up 2,200 passing yards and 1,200 rushing yards as a senior.

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Spanish and Education FUTURE CAREER: Professor of Education or Spanish FAVORITES FOOD: Tamales VACATION SPOT: Kawaii, Peru

#7 ZACH REED SOPHOMORE INDFIELDER/ PITCHER CENTREVILLE, MI

TV SHOW: Family Guy ATHLETE: Evan Longoria MOVIE: Rudy MUSICAL ARTIST: Metalica HOBBIES: guitar

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RETURNER PROFILES AT GOSHEN:

Started 49 games as sophomore... batted .323 with 6 2B and team-high 6 HR and 39 RBI... led team with 5.27 ERA and 3 saves...as freshman, batted .245 with 6 2B, 2 HR, and 27 RBI... won three games on the mound while pitching 26 1/3 innings.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Jon Stevens at Bellmont HS... was an all conference pick in basketball... played in state championship game as a sophomore... in National Honors Society.

#8 KRAIG MILLER

JUNIOR INFIELDER/ PITCHER DECATUR, IN

PERSONAL:

Born on December 6... parents are Jeff and Kelley Miller... siblings are Cindi (18) and Libby (9)... admires his whole family – cousins, aunts, uncles – because, “They are awesome.”

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Sports Management FUTURE CAREER: Athletic Director FAVORITES FOOD: Frozen pizzas TV SHOW: That 70s Show VACATION SPOT: Asheville, NC

ATHLETE: Josh Hamilton MOVIE: The Sandlot MUSICAL ARTIST: Linkin Park HOBBIES: Golfing and every other sport, carpentry LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Owns horses

AT GOSHEN:

Started seven games and played in 13 as a sophomore... batted .263 with seven RBIs... made 11 appearances out of the bullpen.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played tennis, basketball, and baseball at Bethany Christian High School... was a team captain for all three sports... valedictorian of graduating class... PLA award recipient at Goshen College.

PERSONAL:

Born on August 4... parents are Rod and Sandra King... has one sibling, Elizabeth (19)... admires his parents for their ability to solve problems and their attention to their faith.

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Environmental Science FAVORITES FOOD: Milk and cereal TV SHOW: Smallville ATHLETE: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

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MOVIE: Boondock Saints MUSICAL ARTIST: Haste The Day HOBBIES: listening to music, athletics, and reading.

#9 JOEL KING JUNIOR INFIELDER/ PITCHER GOSHEN, IN


AT GOSHEN:

Made eight starts and pitched 30 2/3 innings as a sophomore... struck out 22 batters... made seven starts and made 14 appearances as a freshman... logged 47.2 innings.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for Coach Jon Stevens at Bellmont HS along with Maple Leaf teammate Kraig Miller.

PERSONAL:

#10 MATT FYFE

JUNIOR PITCHER/ OUTFIELDER DECATUR, IN

Born on December 1... parents are Doug and Deb Fyfe... has one sibling, Paul Watson (31)... would one day love to go into politics and become the President of the United States.

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Math Education FUTURE CAREER: Math Teacher FAVORITES FOOD: French fries TV SHOW: Jeopardy VACATION SPOT: Los Cabos

ATHLETE: Joe Mauer MOVIE: V for Vendetta MUSICAL ARTIST: Jon McLaughlin HOBBIES: Sports, board games ADMIRES: Jesus

AT GOSHEN:

Batted .254 with 5 2B, 4 HR, and 25 RBI in 2008... sat out 2007 season... batted .083 in 19 games in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Brad Esposito at Bremen High School... was part of region championship team... named all conference... scholar-athlete... was first African American to be named all conference at Bremen HS.

PERSONAL:

Born on April 25... parents are Tom and Sandra McDowell... siblings are Evie (19) and Timothy (13)... admires his father and mother because, “They mutually make decisions based on the family.”

#11 TOM MCDOWELL

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: P.E./ Sports Management FUTURE CAREER: Start his own bowling alley FAVORITES FOOD: Sausage & mushroom pizza VACATION SPOT: Florida

SENIOR OUTFIELDER CHICAGO, IL

TV SHOW: Smallville ATHLETE: Jacki Robinson MOVIE: Spiderman MUSICAL ARTIST: Ludacris HOBBIES: Golf, Rockband, design

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RETURNER PROFILES AT GOSHEN:

Led 2006 team with six wins and 3.49 ERA...pitched four complete games and totalled 67 innings... tossed no-hitter against Judson... started 8 games as a sophomore totaling 35 1/3 innings and posted a 7.13 ERA... sat out 2008 after having Tommy John surgery.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Matt Chupp at Goshen HS... twice named to all conference team... scholar-athlete throughout four years.

#12 AARON KEISTER

JUNIOR PITCHER GOSHEN, IN

PERSONAL:

Born on May 5... parents are Norma and Gary Keister... brother is head coach Josh (27)... admires his mom because, “She is such a good source of support and encouragement.”

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Physical Education FUTURE CAREER: Sports Management FAVORITES FOOD: Macaroni and cheese TV SHOW: Shark Week VACATION SPOT: Myrtle Beach, SC

ATHLETE: Champ Bailey MOVIE: The Dark Knight MUSICAL ARTIST: Taylor Swift HOBBIES: golfing and fishing LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Aaron is fascinated by sharks

AT GOSHEN/JC:

Played in 27 games as a junior... batted .189 with seven RBI... played two seasons at Muskegan CC where he was a scholar-athlete...won the Charlie Hustle Award.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Randy Weber at Traverse City West HS... selected as all conference as a senior... named to Near Far All Star Game.

PERSONAL:

Born on October 23... parents are Mark and Tracy Meyer... siblings are Derek (21), Becky (15), and Rachel (13)... admires his parents because, “They have bent over backwards to give my brother, sisters, and I the best life possible”... few people know he is part Finnish.

#15 GREG MEYER

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Psychology FUTURE CAREER: Counseling and/ or physicologist FAVORITES FOOD: Barbecue ribs VACATION SPOT: somwhere I

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haven’t been TV SHOW: The Office ATHLETE: David Eckstein MOVIE: Goodfellas MUSICAL ARTIST: Elliott Smith HOBBIES: family, friends, guitar

JUNIOR OUTFIELDER MUSKEGAN, MI


AT GOSHEN:

Started 10 games and was second on the 2008 team with 48.2 innings pitched... appeared in team-high 15 games as freshman... posted 7.31 ERA in 32 innings pitched.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Tony Plothow at Plymouth HS... picked up the save in the regional championship game as a senior.

PERSONAL:

#18 SHANE KURTZ JUNIOR PITCHER PLYMOUTH, IN

Born on January 27... parents are Alan and Carmen Kurtz... siblings are Brandon (23), Nathan (23), and Andrew (18)... admires his parents because, “They made me the way I am today and I am extremely fortunate because of them.”

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Sports Management FAVORITES FOOD: Shrimp TV SHOW: Seinfeld VACATION SPOT: Tropical beach ATHLETE: Troy Smith

MUSICAL ARTIST: The Used HOBBIES: Following and participating in most sports LITTLE KNOW FACT: Can’t stand to watch tennis, despite all three rommates playing tennis at Goshen

AT GOSHEN:

Played in 25 games as a sophomore... batted .265 with 3 2B and 6 RBI... as a freshman, batted .266 while starting 42 games.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played at Centreville High School... was an all state performer... most embarrassing moment was hitting the janitor with an overthrow in practice.

PERSONAL:

Born on August 19... parents are Devon and Margaret Miller... has one sister, Hannah (19)... admires his grandpa because, “He is hardworking, started a successful organization, and absolutely never takes no for an answer.”

#19 ZAC MILLER

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Interdisciplinary Studies FUTURE CAREER: Business FAVORITES FOOD: Lobster VACATION SPOT: Florida TV SHOW: Family Guy

JUNIOR INFIELDER CENTREVILLE, MI

ATHLETE: Nolan Ryan MOVIE: Anchorman MUSICAL ARTIST: Frank Sinatra HOBBIES: Woodworking, guitar building and playing.

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RETURNER PROFILES AT GOSHEN:

Started 34 games as a freshman in center field... batted .253 with 3 2B... led 2008 team with 20 stolen bases in 25 attempts.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Mike Jackowiak at Concord HS... named to all conference team as a senior... honor roll throughout high school.

PERSONAL:

#21 SEAN DOERING

SOPHOMORE OUTFIELDER ELKHART, IN

Born on September 12... parents are Mike and Lynda Doering... admires his dad because, “He has worked so hard to get where he is today.”... has lived in Elkhart his whole life.

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Physical Education FUTURE CAREER: Teacher & Coach FAVORITES FOOD: Rotisserie chicken TV SHOW: King of Queens VACATION SPOT: Bahamas

ATHLETE: Jerry Owens MOVIE: The Dark Knight MUSICAL ARTIST: Three Days Grace HOBBIES: Listening to music and riding his bike

AT GOSHEN:

Batted .250 while starting 40 games as a freshman... hit 3 HR, 5 2B, and drove in 17... started 27 games in 2008... batted .192 with 4 2B.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Scott Ross at Elkhart Memorial HS... was a four-year varsity member in baseball and football... principal’s honor roll.

PERSONAL:

Born on May 30... parents are Craig and Karen Sears... admires his parents because, “They never gave up on me when I was wanting to give up.”... says “I am not as scary as everyone thinks I am.”

#22 SEAN SEARS

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Sports Management FUTURE CAREER: Teacher and coach FAVORITES FOOD: Bacon VACATION SPOT: Florida

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TV SHOW: Two and a Half Men ATHLETE: Michael Jordan MOVIE: Forrest Gump MUSICAL ARTIST: Notorius B.I.G. HOBBIES: anything sports related

JUNIOR CATCHER ELKHART, IN


AT GOSHEN:

Posted a 2-1 record and 6.62 ERA in eight games as a sophomore... struck out 18 hitters in 17 2/3 innings... made five appearance and pitched seven innings out of the bullpen as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played basketball and baseball at South Central HS.

PERSONAL:

#23 CALEB KITCHELL

JUNIOR PITCHER UNION MILLS, IN

Born on March 21... parents are Bradley and Susan Kitchell... siblings are Zachary (28), Tarah (26), Tabitha (24), Abigail (23), Ethan (18), Jacob (17), and Luke (16)...admires his grandfather because, “He was the most courageous, loving, and nicest man I have every met. His relationship with God was also very strong which I admire.”

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Sports Management FUTURE CAREER: Athletic Director or sports facility manager FAVORITES FOOD: Chicken Salad TV SHOW: Dirty Jobs or Mythbusters

VACATION SPOT: Virginia MOVIE: All movies MUSICAL ARTIST: Mercy Me HOBBIES: cycling and hanging out with friends and family

AT GOSHEN:

Led the 2008 team with 3 wins and 27 appearances out of the bullpen... pitched 37 innings... as a sophomore, made six appearances and one start...originally a catcher, started 12 games as a freshman... batted .154 with 2 RBI.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Steve Stutsman at Elkhart Central HS.

PERSONAL:

Born on November 16... parents are Brad and Lynette Elam... has two sisters, Sarah (22) and Steph (24)... admires Usain Bolt because he is fast... little known fact is that he often gets ingrown toe nails.

QUICK FACTS: MAJOR: Accounting FUTURE CAREER: CPA FAVORITES FOOD: Chicken tenders VACATION SPOT: Have not found one yet

#36 BRAD ELAM SENIOR PITCHER ELKHART, IN

TV SHOW: Family Guy ATHLETE: Barry Bonds MOVIE: Beauty and the Beast MUSICAL ARTIST: Sisqo HOBBIES: Baseball

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NEWCOMER PROFILES #6 SHANE DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Scott Rost at Elkhart Memorial HS... received Pitching Excellence Award... honorable mention all conference... graduated with honors.

PERSONAL: FRESHMAN PITCHER ELKHART, IN

PROFILE: FAVORITES FOOD: Ice cream TV SHOW: House VACATION SPOT: Haven’t been on one MOVIE: Just Comedy HOBBIES: sports, music, friends, school LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Is like a “Doctor Phil” to a lot of people

Born on May 1... parents are Mark and Kris... siblings are Matt (17), Kyle (16), and Nick (10)... most embarrassing moment was running off the field when there wasn’t three outs.

#14 DAVID STOESZ HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Tom Starnes at Pike High School... named all conference and team MVP... two-time scholarathlete... graduated with honors.

PERSONAL:

PROFILE: FAVORITES FOOD: Yes, please TV SHOW: Lost VACATION SPOT: Colorado ATHLETE: Reggie Miller MOVIE: The Dark Knight MUSICAL PERFORMER: A-Ha, Men At Work HOBBIES: Golfing, music, poker, rock band

Born on October 5... parents are Randy and Ellen FRESHMAN Stoesz... siblings are Laura (21) and Connor (15)... is a FIRST BASE huge cat person. INDIANAPOLIS, IN

#28 JASON CROCKER HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Mike Stout at Jimtown High School... named to all conference team twice... named team MVP in 2008... on honor roll all four years.

PERSONAL: FRESHMAN PITCHER ELKHART, IN

Born on February 17... parents are Halbert and Chris Crocker... siblings are Halbert II (26) and Cayla (16)... most embarrassing moment was falling down while fielding a ground ball.

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PROFILE:

FAVORITES FOOD: Taco Bell TV SHOW: Family Guy VACATION SPOT: Anywhere but Indiana ATHLETE: Alex Rodriguez MOVIE: Comedies MUSICAL PERFORMER: Nickelback HOBBIES: baseball, hanging out with friends


#32 ANDY SWISHER HIGH SCHOOL:

Prepped at Mooresville High School... an all conference selection... won the 2008 Sportsmanship Award... received an honors diploma... in top 10% of class.

PERSONAL: FRESHMAN OUTFIELDER MOORESVILLE, IN

HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Jim Cebra at Elkhart Memorial High School... a 2005 graduate... was on the honor roll.

PERSONAL:

Born on March 23... mother is Bekki Gouker... siblings are Paige (17), Felicia (16) and Andrea (14)... admires his mom because, “She raised me mostly alone and she is the most independant woman I know.”

#44 GARRETT CANNIZZO HIGH SCHOOL:

Played for coach Jim Lindeman at Rolling Meadows High School... led team to conference championship as a senior... home run derby finalist.

PERSONAL: FRESHMAN CATCHER, 1B ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

FAVORITES FOOD: Taco Bell and pizza TV SHOW: Anything ESPN and Lost VACATION SPOT: Southern California ATHLETE: Aramis Ramirez and Derek Lee MOVIE: Tommy Boy MUSICAL PERFORMER: Dave Matthews HOBBIES: friends, family, sports

Parents are Jon and Kim Swisher... siblings are Katie (20) and Joey (16)... admires his dad because, “He is who I look up to and learn to live my life from” and his uncle because, “He is my favorite person to hang out and talk baseball with.”

#37 JEFFREY GOUKER

SOPHOMORE OUTFIELDER ELKHART, IN

PROFILE:

PROFILE: FAVORITES FOOD: Italian TV SHOW: Family Guy VACATION SPOT: Florida ATHLETE: LeBron James MOVIE: Grandma’s Boy MUSICAL PERFORMER: Young Jeezy HOBBIES: baseball, watching movies

PROFILE:

FAVORITES FOOD: Steak TV SHOW: Prison Break VACATION SPOT: Florida ATHLETE: Greg Maddux MOVIE: Gladiator MUSICAL PERFORMER: Dave Matthews Band HOBBIES: sports, movies, friends

Born on February 16... parents are Russell and Pamela Cannizzo... siblings are Phil (23) and Natalie (14)... admires his parents because, “They are the best parents around”... has two double letters in all three of his names.

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COACHING STAFF

Head Coach - 4th Season

Josh Keister (574) 535-7748 joshdk@goshen.edu THE KEISTER FILES

Josh Keister enters his fourth season as head coach of the Leafs in 2009, coming off a one-year stint as the team’s head assistant coach and a stellar four-year playing career at Goshen College. • Holds Goshen College Keister, a 27-year old Goshen native, is the ninth head coach in the single season record for program’s 50-year history. He has experienced first-hand some of the hits, runs, and RBIs. best moments in Goshen College baseball, both as a player and a coach. • Twice named to All MidGoshen’s 24-20 overall record during Keister’s senior 2004 season was the Central College Conferprogram’s first 20-win effort since 1995, while Keister made a firm stamp ence team as a player on the program’s record books: Keister holds the Leafs’ single-season • Been part of Maple records for batting average, hits, runs and RBI, and is the school’s allLeafs baseball program time leader in runs scored (133) and doubles (44). His name appears as as player or coach since second-best in career batting average, hits, home runs and RBI. 2001 season “I’m excited to lead a program that has been heading in such a positive • Wife Nina is expecting direction over the last few years,” Keister said. “I really enjoyed my four their first child late in years as a student at Goshen College, and it is my goal that future Goshen the spring College baseball players will have as good of an experience.” As an assistant coach Keister was a major part of the Leafs’ success in 2005, heading the team’s hitting instruction as well as recruiting and scheduling duties. The team narrowly missed out on its first post-season berth since the ’95 season in the process, and captured just the sixth 20-win season in program history. A 2000 Goshen High School graduate, Keister graduated from Goshen College in 2004 with a degree in social studies education. He was a two-time All-Mid-Central Conference performer during his four-year career as a Goshen College player (2001-2004), and was an honorable mention NAIA All-American selection following his junior year. He and his wife of four years, Nina, reside in Goshen and are expecting their first child late in the spring.

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JOSH GLEASON – Assistant Coach Also the Sports Information Director at Goshen, Josh Gleason begins his first season on the Maple Leaf coaching staff in 2009. A native of California, Gleason most recently was the Head Baseball Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics at Simpson University in Redding, Calif. In eight seasons as a player and coach, Gleason helped build the program from the ground up while leading the Red Hawks to two appearances in the NCCAA DII National Championships. As a player, Gleason’s best season was as a sophomore when he batted .385 – third highest in program history – and committed just one error, while playing every position on the infield. Prior to his time at Simpson, Gleason was a four-sport letterman at Vacaville Christian High School (Vacaville, Calif.). A three-time all league selection in baseball (.420 career average), Gleason was also picked to the all league team in soccer twice. “I have a passion for the experience and growth of college student-athletes and am excited about this opportunity to develop young men on and off the field,” Gleason said. Josh and his wife, Candace, who also works at Goshen College have been married for three years and reside in Goshen.

GARY KEISTER – Pitching Coach Gary Keister, father of head coach Josh Keister, joins the Maple Leaf staff as a full-time assistant this year after coaching on a part time basis last season. He retired last spring after 34 years as a junior high English teacher, freeing him to assume full- time pitching coach responsibilities. The elder Keister is a Goshen College alumnus who later received his Masters in Education degree from Ball State University. His previous experience as a high school coach was highlighted with a trip to the Regional Finals, and he was a member of a Little League Senior Division Indiana State Champion coaching staff. “I’m excited about being able to give my full time and energy to the GC pitching staff,” Keister said. “I look forward to instructing the pitchers in the physical, mental, and emotional aspects so that they can enjoy performing at their full levels of potential.” Gary and his wife of 33 years, Norma, reside in Goshen.

GEOFF BUCHHOLZ – Volunteer Assistant

DARREN TRONOVICH – Student Assistant

Geoff Buchholz begins his first season on the coaching staff at Goshen. “Buck” was a speedster center fielder for the Leafs from 2000-03 and will work with the outfielders and baserunners as well as coach first for Goshen. He is working on completing a masters degree in accounting.

Darren Tronovich begins his first season on the Maple Leaf staff after completing his playing career at Goshen and Muskegan CC. The former all state performer batted .276 with 26 RBIs in 2008. Tronovich is working to complete his bachelor’s in communications.

MARK SPRINGER – Volunteer Assistant

KYLE KOCH – Student Assistant

Mark Springer begins his first season as a volunteer assistant after finishing a four-year career as a Maple Leaf. Springer was second on the 2008 Goshen team with 24 appearances out of the bullpen. He is co-founder of a local graphic design business Springer Design.

Kyle Koch is in his second year as a student assistant after a twoyear playing career for the Leafs. Koch provides assistance with the outfielders as well as baserunning. He is working to complete his degree in communications with a minor in Eutrepeneurship. www.GoLeafs.net

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History& 2008 Review


HISTORY/COACHING RECORDS

COACHING RECORDS 1957 Harold Yoder 1-2 1958 Harold Yoder 0-5-1 1959 Harold Yoder 8-6 1960 Harold Yoder 7-5 1961 Harold Yoder 9-3 1962 Harold Yoder 11-5 1963 Harold Yoder 9-9-1 1964 Harold Yoder 14-6 1965 Harold Yoder 10-4-1 1966 John Ingold 9-5 1967 Harold Yoder 8-10 1968 Harold Yoder 8-9-2 1969 Harold Yoder 9-8 1970 Harold Yoder 9-11 1971 Harold Yoder 10-16 1972 Larry Mann 9-10 1973 Harold Yoder 13-12 1974 Harold Yoder 11-10 1975 Harold Yoder 5-14 1976 Harold Yoder 9-16 1977 Harold Yoder 4-16 1978 Harold Yoder 4-13 1979 Al Smucker 5-13 1980 Harold Yoder 8-15 1981 Harold Yoder 6-17 1982 Harold Yoder 13-13 1983 Harold Yoder 6-15 1984 Harold Yoder 6-17 1985 Harold Yoder 12-14 1986 Harold Yoder 18-13 1987 Harold Yoder 1-18 1988 Devon Hoffman 17-22-1 1989 Devon Hoffman 11-21 1990 Devon Hoffman 18-23 1991 Devon Hoffman 25-15 1992 Devon Hoffman 21-15-2 1993 Devon Hoffman 11-22 1994 Devon Hoffman 22-23 1995 Devon Hoffman 32-21 1996 Devon Hoffman 16-26 1997 Devon Hoffman 16-27 1998 Todd Bacon 15-27 1999 Todd Bacon 14-26 2000 Todd Bacon 10-25 2001 Brent Hoober 6-33 2002 Brent Hoober 7-27 2003 Brent Hoober 17-27 2004 Brent Hoober 24-20 2005 Jayson Best 20-14 2006 Josh Keister 16-36 2007 Josh Keister 12-35 2008 Josh Keister 13-40 ALL-TIME HISTORY 595-815-8

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CAREER NUMBERS 1957-87 1966 1972 1988-97 1998-00 2001-04 2005 2006-

Harold Yoder 229-303-4 John Ingold 9-5 Larry Mann 9-10 Devon Hoffman 189-215-3 Todd Bacon 39-78 Brent Hoober 54-107 Jayson Best 20-14 Josh Keister 41-111

All Mid-Central College Conference

Harold Yoder

NAIA All Americans

2005 Ben Taylor – Pitcher PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2005 Erik Hisner – Outfield 2004 Erik Hisner – Outfield 2004 Josh Keister – Utility 2003 Erik Hisner – 1st Base 2003 Josh Keister – 3rd Base

2005 Ben Taylor – Pitcher 2005 Erik Hisner – Outfield 2003 Josh Keister – 3rd Base

NAIA All Region VIII

2005 Ben Taylor – Pitcher 2005 Erik Hisner – Outfield 2003 Josh Keister – 3rd Base

Team Records Hitting

Year

Record

Pitching

Year

Record

Batting Average At Bats Hits Runs Doubles Triples Home Runs Runs Batted In Walks Stolen Bases Contact Percentage Wins Strikeouts ERA (per 9)

1998 1995 1995 2004 1995 1963 1995 2004 2004 1986 1991 1995 1995 2006 1969

.317 1534 459 303 82 13 13 62 275 217 97 .914 32 271 1.62


RECORD BOOK

– CAREER BATTING RECORDS – All Mid-Central

NAIA Academic Batting Average All Americans

Min. 40 at bats two seasons 2006inHannah Eash Player Years Avg. 2006 Liz Martin Erik Hisner 02-05 .419 Mary Jo Martin Josh Keister 200601-04 .412 2006 Kelsey Hartman Doug Gerber 85-86 .375 Erica Hartman Dave Bolton 200663-64 .367 Art Mullet 200664-65 Jodi Birkey.366 Al Kemper 200788-89 Lucy Roth.360 Ron Miller 73-75 2007 Amy Clem.355 Kent Clemens 89-91 .353 Kelsey Hartman Larry Schlabach 200770-71 .350 Erica Hartman Kyle Longacre 200792-95 .349

Triples Conference

Player 1996 Megan YearsCrofoot 3B Steve Mast 1997 Megan 73-76 Crofoot 8 Mark Gerber 88-91 8 Sauder Ryan Long 1997 Lisa92-95 8 1997 Bess Briggs Jim Schrock 61-64 6 1998 Bess Briggs Phil Schrock 64-67 6 Steve Price 1998 Mandi 66-69 Hutchinson 5 Kevin Miller 81-84 5 1999 Sheila Myers Mark Schloneger 94-97 2001 Greta Kauffman 5 Several Tied at 4 2002 Tera Franklin 2002 Greta Kauffman Home 2003 TeraRuns Franklin NSCAA Awards Games Played Player Years HR 2006 Hannah Eash Player Academic Games Award Nate Colclasure 04-07 37 2002Years Team 2007 Lucy Roth Mark Schloneger 94-97 178 Erik Hisner 02-05 31 2003 Team Academic Award Nate Colclasure 200404-07 174 Josh Keister 01-04 24 Team Academic Award Joe Salazar 95-98 171 Tony Riddle 97-00 21 2005 Team Academic Award Ryan Long 92-95 165 Doug Gerber 83-86 18 Team Academic Josh Keister 200601-04 155 Award Steve Mast 73-76 14 Team Academic Erik Hisner 200702-05 152 Award Mark Gerber 88-91 14 Brad Roth 88-91 150 Phil Kym 86-89 12 Kyle Longacre 92-95 149 Jon Stoops 93-95 12 Ian Swartz 06-08 145 Joe Salazar 95-98 12 Mark Gerber 88-91 144 Scott Bodiker 89-92 144 Runs Batted In Hits Player Years RBI Player Years Hits Erik Hisner 02-05 161 Erik Hisner 02-05 211 Nate Colclasure 04-06 152 Josh Keister 01-04 203 Josh Keister 01-04 132 Nate Colclasure 04-07 197 Joe Salazar 95-98 109 Joe Salazar 95-98 177 Ryan Long 92-95 99 Ryan Long 92-95 175 Darren Miller 84-86,88 97 Mark Schloneger 94-97 171 Doug Gerber 83-86 85 Geoff Buchholz 00-03 145 Mark Gerber 88-91 82 Kyle Longacre 92-95 141 Phil Kym 86-89 80 Scott Bodiker 89-92 136 Tony Riddle 97-00 80 Jason Lichti 92-95 134

Doubles

Player Josh Keister Nate Colclasure Erik Hisner Joe Salazar Ryan Long Ian Swartz Geoff Buchholz Doug Gerber Darren Miller Scott Bodiker Mark Schloneger

Years 01-04 04-07 02-05 95-98 92-95 06-08 00-03 83-86 84-86,88 89-92 94-97

Runs Scored

Player Josh Keister Mark Schloneger Erik Hisner Nate Colclasure Kyle Longacre Ryan Long Doug Gerber Josh Snyder Geoff Buchholz Mark Gerber

Years 01-04 94-97 02-05 04-07 92-95 92-95 83-86 02-05 00-03 88-91

Player Mark Schloneger Geoff Buchholz Mark Gerber Chad Stoltzfus Matt Nofziger Ryan Long Arvis Dawson Darren Miller Brent Reinhardt

Years 94-97 00-03 88-91 89-92 90-91 92-95 71-74 84-86,88 89-92

SB 86 56 38 28 27 26 25 25 25

Player Erik Hisner Kyle Longacre Nate Colclasure Mark Gerber Mark Schloneger Doug Gerber Josh Keister Brad Roth Scott Bodiker Jon Stoops

Years 02-05 92-95 04-07 88-91 94-97 83-86 01-04 88-91 89-92 93-95

BB 85 85 81 80 79 74 68 68 61 61

Stolen Bases

Base on Balls

Runs 133 132 121 110 109 107 104 102 100 98

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– CAREER PITCHING RECORDS – Earned Run Average

Wins

Min. 35 innings in two years (per 9) Player Years ERA Paul Lauver 69-70 1.84 Wayne Lambright 59-62 2.09 Stan Smith 65-67 2.25 Art Mullet 64-65 2.26 Steve Snyder 63-66 2.49 Marty Gaff 68-71 2.98 Ben Taylor 04-06 3.17 Doug Kinney 66-67 3.45 Tom Gunden 71-72 3.55 Troy Barber 90-94 3.66

Player Troy Barber Wayne Lambright Jamie Phillips Marty Gaff Brian Pletcher Ben Taylor Phil Kym James Loewen Scott Skalba Josh Herschberger Jim Hallman Steve Mast

Years 90-94 59-62 89-92 68-71 92-95 04-06 86-89 88-91 94-95 99-00 59-62 73-76

Wins 28 20 19 18 18 16 15 15 13 12 12 12

Player Troy Barber Brian Pletcher Marty Gaff Jamie Phillips Wayne Lambright Ben Taylor Phil Kym Dann Hunt Bob Delp James Loewen

Player Wayne Lambright Marty Gaff Ben Taylor Jamie Phillips Dann Hunt Bob Delp Troy Barber Steve Mast Jim Hallman Brian Pletcher

Years 59-62 68-71 04-06 89-92 04-07 75-78 90-94 73-76 59-62 92-95

K 284 245 221 168 159 149 143 128 127 117

Innings Pitched Years 90-94 92-95 68-71 89-92 59-62 04-06 86-89 04-07 75-78 88-91

Innings 297.1 263.2 244 237.2 237 230.1 212.1 211.1 205 203.2

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Strikeouts

Hits Per 9 Innings

Stat discontinued in 1976 Player Years H/9 Art Mullet 64-65 5.05 Stan Smith 65-67 5.82 Wayne Lambright 59-62 6.08 Jim Hallman 59-62 6.53 Paul Lauver 69-70 6.70 Marty Gaff 68-71 7.56 Steve Snyder 63-66 7.59 Tom Gunden 71-72 8.42 Hugh Sommer 74-76 9.21 Doug Kinney 66-67 9.46

Walks Per 9 Innings

Stat discontinued in 1996 Player Years W/9 Blake Borger 95-96 2.32 Bob Delp 75-78 2.64 Steve Snyder 63-66 2.69 Brad Miller 81-84 2.83 Justin Weber 96-97 3.05 Art Mullet 64-65 3.21 Troy Barber 90-94 3.33 Jack Gaff 70-73 3.66 Linus Miller 62-64 3.75 Phil Kym 86-89 3.78


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– SEASON PITCHING RECORDS – Earned Run Average

Min. 35 innings (per 9) Player Year Steve Snyder 1966 Marty Gaff 1969 Paul Lauver 1969 Art Mullet 1965 Wayne Lambright 1959 Stan Smith 1967 Ben Taylor 2005 Wayne Lambright 1961 Lynn Miller 1973 Jim Hallman 1960

Innings Pitched

Player Brian Pletcher Ben Taylor Blake Borger Wayne Lambright Josh Herschberger Josh Skalba Troy Barber Troy Barber Brian Pletcher Matt Beachy

Year 1995 2006 1995 1959 1998 1995 1994 1991 1994 1998

ERA 0.93 1.43 1.47 1.59 1.62 1.80 1.82 1.84 1.85 2.07

Innings 91.2 86.2 85.1 81.0 81.0 77.2 77.1 76.2 75.1 75.0

Wins

Hits Per 9 Innings

Player Troy Barber Brian Pletcher Josh Skalba Ben Taylor Wayne Lambright Phil Kym Jamie Phillips Troy Barber Blake Borger Josh Herschberger

Year 1994 1995 1995 2005 1959 1986 1991 1992 1995 1998

Wins 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Stat discontinued in 1970 Player Years H/9 Art Mullet 1964 4.28 Wayne Lambright 1959 5.00 Art Mullet 1965 5.37 Jim Hallman 1962 5.54 Stan Smith 1967 5.58 Paul Lauver 1969 5.51 Steve Snyder 1966 5.82 Wayne Lambright 1961 6.43 Wayne Lambright 1962 6.44 Paul Lauver 1970 6.46

Player Wayne Lambright Ben Taylor Wayne Lambright Marty Gaff Ben Taylor Linus Miller Dann Hunt Wayne Lambright Marty Gaff Bob Delp

Year 1959 2006 1962 1969 2005 1963 2006 1961 1971 1977

K 100 93 90 79 69 67 62 61 61 61

Stat discontinued in 1988 Player Years W/9 Bob Delp 1977 1.25 Troy Barber 1994 1.40 Doug Dischler 1988 1.77 Steve Snyder 1966 1.86 Blake Borger 1995 2.11 Doug Kinney 1967 2.17 Brad Miller 1981 2.21 Bryan Kehr 1982 2.26 Art Mullet 1964 2.35 Lynn Miller 1973 2.53

Strikeouts

Walks Per 9 Innings

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– SEASON BATTING RECORDS – Batting Average

Min. 40 at bats Player Year Josh Keister 2004 Josh Keister 2003 Erik Hisner 2005 Erik Hisner 2002 Doug Gerber 1985 Gary Miller 1974 Dave Bolton 1963 Brent Kaufman 1982 Erik Hisner 2003 Chad Stoltzfus 1992

Avg. .479 .468 .444 .441 .434 .422 .421 .421 .419 .417

Player Josh Keister Erik Hisner Kyle Longacre Kelly Shepherd Nate Colclasure Josh Keister Ryan Long Nate Colclasure Mark Schloneger Eric Hisner

Year 2003 2003 1995 1994 2006 2004 1995 2007 1997 2004

Hits 65 62 62 61 58 58 58 57 56 56

Player Ian Swartz Nate Colclasure Mike Staehle Josh Keister Josh Keister Nate Colclasure Phil Kym Kurt Litwiller Kelly Shepherd Geoff Buchholz Chris Kingsley

Year 2008 2007 2006 2003 2003 2006 1988 1994 1994 2003 2003

2B 18 16 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12

Player Year Jim Schrock 1963 Keith Hamsher 1963 Tim Short 1971 Kevin Miller 1983 Ryan Long 1994 Kurt Litwiller 1995 Ten tied at

3B 5 4 4 4 4 4 3

Hits

Doubles

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Josh Keister (‘04)

Nate Colclasure (‘07)


– SEASON BATTING RECORDS – Runs Scored Year 2004 2003 1995 2004 1995 2003 2008 1994 1997 1995

Runs 42 42 42 41 41 40 39 38 38 37

Player Jon Stoops Jeff Kauffman Marc Zook Mark Gerber Doug Gerber Kyle Longacre Kyle Longacre Chris Hostetler Erik Hisner Kraig Miller

Year 1994 1986 1986 1991 1986 1994 1995 2004 2005 2008

BB 41 36 36 30 29 28 28 27 27 27

Player Mark Schloneger Mark Schloneger Mark Schloneger Keith Luczkowski Geoff Buchholz Geoff Buchholz Nate Montiel Chris McGowen Casey Cavell Doug Gerber Steve Janowski

Year 1997 1995 1996 1991 2003 2001 2006 1995 2005 1986 1996

SB 27 24 23 22 20 19 18 18 16 16 16

Player Kyle Koch Mike Staehle Brad Miller Brad Miller Alex Childers Mike Staehle Kyle Koch Tom McDowell Mike Malott Ian Swartz

Year 2006 2006 2005 2004 2006 2005 2007 2008 2007 2007

HBP 16 14 13 13 12 12 11 11 10 10

Stolen Bases

Geoff Buchholz (‘03) Home Runs

Player Nate Colclasure Erik Hisner Josh Keister Doug Gerber Jon Stoops Nate Colclasure Steve Mast Tony Riddle Tony Riddle Brian Shelton Josh Keister

Year 2004 2004 2003 1985 1994 2005 1976 1997 1998 2006 2004

HR 19 14 11 11 10 9 9 9 9 8 8

Player Josh Keister Nate Colclasure Erik Hisner Erik Hisner Kyle Longacre Phil Kym Josh Keister Erik Hisner Kraig Miller Nate Colclasure

Year 2003 2004 2004 2003 1995 1988 2004 2002 2008 2007

RBI 50 49 48 47 44 41 40 40 39 38

Runs Batted In

Base on Balls

Player Josh Keister Josh Keister Kurt Litwiller Erik Hisner Ryan Long Geoff Buchholz Ian Swartz Kurt Litwiller Mark Schloneger Kyle Longacre

Hit By Pitch

Ian Swartz (‘08)

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2008 SEASON REVIEW

The Leafs learned quickly that in baseball, little separates winning from losing In a sport where you can be successful just 30 percent of the time and be considered successful, the line between a win and a loss is extremely fine. It didn’t take long for the Goshen College baseball team to figure that fact out firsthand. A young Maple Leafs squad – just seven upperclassmen on the roster of 23 – started the season with a 5-14 mark. However, nine of those fourteen losses were by three runs or less, including five by just a single run. Goshen was literally inches away from a handful of additional wins. Perhaps it was never truer as when the Leafs faced off against NCAA DII Eckerd College in Florida. Down 7-1 early in the game, Goshen battled back and rallied to get back into the game. Already having scored five runs in the eighth inning, Tom McDowell doubled home what Goshen thought to be the tying run. However, the tying run turned into the final out of the inning as the base runner was called out for missing third base and Goshen eventually fell 9-8.

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The Leafs did not take long to respond from the adversity, though, as the very next day they split a double header with sister school Eastern Mennonite University. The two schools, along with Bluffton University, gathered together in Florida to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the tragic bus accident that took six lives from the Bluffton Baseball family. Despite losing the first game of the three-game series in extra innings, Goshen responded with two straight to take the series and bragging rights. In the finale, the Maple Leafs hit grand slams in back-to-back innings as they powered past the Royals 12-5. After twelve games out of the state of Indiana – primarily against southern teams who had played up to 20 games at the time of the competition – the Leafs finally got their home opener on March 15th when they hosted Alma College. It turned out to be well worth the wait as senior Ian Swartz threw a completegame shutout as Goshen won the opener 5-0. The Maple Leafs would use a solid start by Aaron Coy to complete the sweep with a 9-2 win in the nightcap.


A week later, the season shifted towards conference play. With a new conference scheduling format and weather make-up rules, Goshen was forced to play ten games in five days on two occasions and the pitching staff was often worn thin by the constant changes in the schedule. The depth and experience of the rest of the MCC showed as the Maple Leafs struggled to find consistency and their complete game. One game, Goshen would get a solid pitching performance only to have its own bats go quiet.

ABOVE: Sophomore Kraig Miller takes a swing. Miller was second on the team in batting average (.323), while leading the Maple Leafs with six home runs and 39 runs batted in. RIGHT: Freshman Zach Reed was congratulated by teammates after hitting one of his four home runs. Reed batted .323 in conference play.

sweep. Goshen also used a threerun home run by Zach Reed to hold on for an 8-7 win over Calumet College of St. Joseph, which took its non-conference record to 10-12. In their final MCC series of the season, the Maple Leafs finally cracked the conference win column. In the series opener against Grace, sophomore Aaron Coy gave up just one hit – an infield single in the sixth – in a complete game 4-0 shutout. Goshen swept the doubleheader as they outlasted the Lancers 2211 in a slugfest, which featured 12 extra-base hits. With an extra-innings vic-

The next game it would be the opposite and with such a fine line between winning and losing – especially with the talent and depth of the MCC – you have to be on top of all aspects of your game. The Maple Leafs took advantage of some non-conference opponents during some tough stretches of the season. Freshman Josh Yates and Sophomore Matt Fyfe combined for a no-hitter as Goshen swept away first-year program Great Lakes Christian and the Leafs outscored Indiana University Northwest 23-2 in a doubleheader

BELOW: Senior Ian Swartz led the Leafs in batting (.344), third in RBIs (25), and set a new Goshen College singleseason record with 18 doubles.

tory at Grace, the Leafs claimed the seven seed heading into the conference tournament play-in series. Unfortunately, Goshen had to travel to Indiana Wesleyan where its season would end with a pair of losses. Swartz and junior Brad Elam were selected as All Mid-Central Conference Honorable Mention. Swartz led the Maple Leafs with a .344 average, while setting a new Goshen College single-season record with 18 doubles. Elam, a junior relief pitcher, notched a team-high three wins out of the bullpen, while pitching 37 innings and appearing in 27 ballgames.

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2008 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Sophomore Kraig Miller batted .323, while leading the Leafs with 6 HRs and 39 RBIs.

Freshman Zach Reed put up solid numbers in his first collegiate year, including batting .278 with 4 HRs.

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2008 STATISTICS

Senior Ian Swartz set a new program record with 18 doubles. He also led the team in batting average (.344), runs (39), and hits (53).

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GOSHEN AT A GLANCE Goshen College, established in 1894, is now a private, coeducational, residential, Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The distinctiveness of a Goshen education derives from the college's dedication to five core values in preparing students as leaders for the church and the world. Stemming from our Christcenteredness is our commitment to passionate learning, global citizenship, servant leadership and compassionate peacemaking. Goshen College we intend to create a community of faith and learning built on five core values. In our academic program and campus life students will develop the knowledge, skills and values for: A life that is CHRIST-CENTERED, with a reflective faith that nurtures spiritual growth in individual and corporate contexts an active faith that informs all life’s choices A life of PASSIONATE LEARNING, through the mastery of a major field of study as the basis for life-long learning, service, relationships, and work in a socially and culturally diverse context an extensive foundation of knowledge, skills, processes and methodologies derived from a liberal arts curriculum that are required for systematic study and problem solving A life of SERVANT LEADERSHIP, based on a leadership ability that empowers self and others a healthy understanding of self and others that is

reflected in relationships of interdependence and mutual accountability A life of COMPASSIONATE PEACEMAKING with a personal integrity that fosters the ability to resolve conflict and to promote justice and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms both conceptually and in practice A life of GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP with an intercultural openness with the ability to function effectively with people of other world views a responsible understanding of stewardship for human systems and the environment in a multicultural world

Academics: 85 percent of classes have fewer than 25 students; student/faculty ratio is 13:1. Most faculty, two-thirds of whom have doctorates, have lived and worked abroad. 32 majors, 34 minors, 18 teacher certification programs, and numerous pre-professional and certificate programs. Top majors include: nursing, music, biology, elementary education, and business administration. Campus & facilities highlights: 135-acre campus, 19 major buildings, 1,150-acre Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Marine biology facility in Florida Keys, $24 million, 68,000 sq. ft. music center Student enrollment 2007-08: Final statistics, released by Goshen College’s registrar’s office, showed a total headcount of 971 students enrolled at Goshen College for the fall 2007-08 semester. GC’s retention rate is 84%. Outcomes – by the numbers: 100% – Medical school acceptance rate for 2003 graduates...100% – Graduate school acceptance rate for students in physics and social work...Top 1% – English majors’ national scoring on the Education Testing Service Exam...Top 17% – Goshen College’s ranking among national liberal arts colleges for producing graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees. Financial aid: Goshen College costs 10% less than the national average for private colleges. For 2007-08, 99% of all students received financial aid, and the average aid package was $18,036 (not including work-study). Goshen was named a “least debt college” in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” guide. Historic relationship: Established in 1894 and owned by the Mennonite Church. Around 55 percent of the total student body report Mennonite or Mennonite-related backgrounds, but more than 30 different Christian denominations and several world religions are represented on our campus.

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THE CITY OF GOSHEN City of Goshen Goshen, Ind., is known as the Maple City because of its many maple trees. The city offers many diverse cultural, educational, employment and recreational opportunities. Most notably, we maintain our small town values and charm while offering a multitude of activities and experiences often found in nearby larger cities. The roots of Goshen are traced back to the Amish and Mennonite heritage that settled this area in 1831. While you can still see Amish with horses and buggies on our streets, Goshen is a dynamic and growing community.

A growing and ethnically diverse community Today, Goshen is a city of over 29,000 residents nestled in the center of the northern Indiana county of Elkhart. The community is growing quickly, with the city gaining over 6,000 residents during the1990s. Through our growth over the past 25 years, we have become an ethnically diverse community providing residents an opportunity to interact with people from many different cultures.

Quick Facts

Population: County: Elevation: Land Area: Time Zone: Medium Resident Age: Avg. Household Income: Top Industry:

31, 882 (2006) Elkhart 801 ft. 13.2 sq. miles EST 31.5 $39,500 Transportation Equip.

Approx. Driving Times Chicago, IL 120 miles (2.5 hours) Detroit, MI 170 miles (3 hours) Fort Wayne, IN 59 miles (1.25 hours) Indianapolis, IN 140 miles (3 hours) South Bend, IN 25 miles (45 minutes) Toledo, OH 130 miles (2.5 hours)

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