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W i t t en b e r g

Baseball 2010 ONLINE MEDIA GUIDE

A.J. Bush ‘10

Bobby Ciucki ‘1

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QUICK FACTS GENERAL

School Name..........................................................Wittenberg University Location................................................................Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded.....................................................................................................1845 Enrollment...............................................................................................1,950 Nickname................................................................................................Tigers Home Field............................................Betty Dougman Dillahunt Field Capacity....................................................................................................3,000 National Affiliation........................................................ NCAA Division III Conference......................................... North Coast Athletic Conference President...................................................................... Dr. Mark H. Erickson Alma Mater........................................................................Princeton, 1977 Athletics Director.............................................................. Garnett Purnell Alma Mater..........................................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone...................................................................(937) 327-6450

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports Information Director...............................................Ryan Maurer Office.....................................................................................(937) 327-6114 Fax..........................................................................................(937) 327-6112 E-mail............................................................... rmaurer@wittenberg.edu Assistant SID.................................................................. John L. Strawn ‘07 Office.....................................................................................(937) 327-6116 E-mail................................................................ jstrawn@wittenberg.edu SID Mailing Address................................................................P.O. Box 720 ..................................................................................Springfield, Ohio 45501 Web Site.................... http://www4.wittenberg.edu/news/athletics/

CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM

Main phone line.................................................................(937) 328-3983 Stadium fax..........................................................................(937) 328-3984 Press Box phone................................................................(937) 525-5858 Jay Lewis Office (@ stadium)........................................(937) 525-5854

Kory Winter ‘10

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach..................................................................................... Jay Lewis Alma Mater (year)............................................................. Wittenberg ‘94 Record at school (years)............................ 267-227-4 (1997-present) Career record (years)..........................................................................Same Baseball mailing address...................................................P. O. Box 720 ..................................................................................Springfield, Ohio 45501 Baseball office phone......................................................(937) 327-6494 Baseball fax..........................................................................(937) 327-6428 Coach Lewis E-mail...........................................jlewis@wittenberg.edu Assistant Coaches................................ Rick Gold (Ohio Northern ‘73) ..........................................................Rick White, Tim LaBolt (Denison ‘08)

TEAM INFORMATION

2009 Record............................................................................................18-21 NCAC West Record (Finish)........................................................7-9 (4th) All-time record (records since 1950)............................... 844-660-12 Letterwinners returning.........................................................................16 Joel Assenheimer, A.J. Bush, Bobby Ciucki, Jim Clement, Sam Clement, Matt Hampp, Jason Haunty, Tyler James, Jordan Kegler, Stefan Kegler, Darin Mumaw, Ray Noe, Brad Prewitt, Zach Spring, Kory Winter, Mike Yednock Letterwinners lost....................................................................................... 9 Tim Antil, Josh Fiebiger, Jacob Michael, Steve Moran, Trent Nutter, Manny Rodriguez, Sam Stough, J.T. Thompson, Patrick Williams Starting Position Players Returning..........................................6 A.J. Bush, Jason Haunty, Stefan Kegler, Ray Noe, Zach Spring, Michael Yednock Starting Position Players Lost................................................................ 3 Trent Nutter, J.T. Thompson, Patrick Williams Starting Pitchers Returning.................................................................... 4 Joel Assenheimer, Bobby Ciucki, Jordan Kegler, Zach Spring Starting Pitchers Lost................................................................................. 1 Tim Antil

Stefan Kegler ‘11

ABOUT THE COVER: Seniors A.J. Bush and Bobby Ciucki CREDITS: 2010 Wittenberg Baseball media guide written, edited and designed by the Wittenberg University Sports Information Department, with assistance from Haley Gerken ‘10. Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04 and Wabash College Sports Information.


table of contents Front Cover.....................................................................................1 2010 Quick Facts..........................................................................2 Table of Contents/Online Record Book...............................3 Wittenberg University................................................................4

The 2010 Edition of the Wittenberg Tigers Baseball Media Guide has been published exclusively online. The complete record book can now be found online at the Tiger baseball homepage on Wittenberg’s athletics Web site, located at www.wittenberg.edu, under News & Sports. Click the words “Online Record Book” below to go straight to the Wittenberg Baseball Records PDF document.

Coaching Staff...............................................................................5 2010 Season Outlook.................................................................6

ONLINE RECORD BOOK

Photo Speedchart........................................................................7 2009 Season-in-Review.............................................................8 North Coast Athletic Conference...........................................9 Facilities, Philosophy/Responsibility Statements..........10 Back Cover...................................................................................11

Throughout the new Tiger Baseball Online Media Guide, you will find active links you can click on for more information. Active links have a red outline and will take you to other parts of the Wittenberg Web site, opponents’ sites, and other interesting destinations.

2009 Wittenberg FIELD HOCKEY

Front Row (L to R): Kellen Morissey, Alyssa Brake, Liana Began, Alyssa Ashbaugh, Jenny Schaafsma, Anna Martin, Tori Casanta Middle Row: Lucia Cross, Elizabeth Dwyer, Taylor Dawley, Darcey Caciano, Meredith Price, Marissa Myers, Bonnie Kenney Back Row: Head Coach Diana Goggins, Marie Zaro, Tori Vogelgesang, Boo Vernon, Hannah Scheckelhoff, Kelley Herde, Sarah Wallschlaeger, Lauren Arsenault

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WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY Campus Wittenberg’s stunning 95-acre, rolling, wooded terrain is situated in the heart of Springfield, Ohio. An impressive blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is abundant amongst the 26 buildings throughout campus.

ADMISSION Wittenberg consistently selects academically strong students. Of entering freshman, approximately 65 percent graduated in the top fifth of their high school classes. Each new class combines National Merit Scholars, Ohio Academic scholars and Lutheran Scholars.

STUDENTS What strikes most people when they visit Wittenberg is the genuine friendliness and welcoming nature of the campus and its residents. There are more than 1,900 full-time students currently enrolled, representing more than 37 states and approximately 29 foreign countries. 43 percent of students are male; 57 percent are female.

Faculty Wittenberg’s 195 outstanding classroom instructors all consider students their top priority. With an average class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, Wittenberg faculty and students have numerous opportunities for meaningful interaction both in and out of the classroom.

Hollenbeck Hall, home to Wittenberg’s humanities departments since 2000

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

ATHLETICS

Wittenberg has more than 60 majors, minors and special programs from which to choose. Among these majors are such outstanding interdisciplinary programs as East Asian Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies and Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology.

Wittenberg enjoys a long-standing reputation as an athletics powerhouse, fielding winning teams in many different sports. Wittenberg competes annually against the best competition that NCAA Division III has to offer. The athletics department offers 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.

OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES

RESIDENTIAL LIFE

Wittenberg encourages off-campus opportunities that complement the classroom experience: pursuing an internship, studying abroad, and getting involved in the community through volunteer programs and community service requirements.

Wittenberg students live on campus in residence halls their first two years. Upperclassmen may choose to stay in the residence halls or move into Wittenberg’s campus housing, which includes apartments, houses and fraternity and sorority houses.

STUDENT LIFE

FINANCIAL AID/COSTS

More than 150 campus organizations offer opportunities not only to have fun, but to gain management and leadership experience while at Wittenberg. These include 13 national fraternities and sororities, the Outdoors Club, WUSO radio station, Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Senate, PreHealth Club and many more.

The cost of attending Wittenberg for the academic year 20082009 was $42,550. More than 98 percent of students qualify for financial aid at Wittenberg.

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COACHING STAFF Jay lewis HEAD COACH Jay Lewis was hired as the head baseball coach at his alma mater, Wittenberg University, in 1996, with his first season at the helm in 1997. Lewis, who previously served as an assistant coach for one year for the Tigers, has compiled an 267-227-4 record. He became the program’s winningest coach in 2006, surpassing the legendary Red Maurer. A 1994 Wittenberg graduate, Lewis excelled on the diamond for the Tigers in the early 1990s. Lewis was a three-year starting catcher for Wittenberg from 1991-1993 after spending his first season at West Virginia Wesleyan. Prior to his time at Wittenberg, Lewis was an assistant coach at St. Paris Graham High School, where he helped lead the Falcons to a Division II State runner-up finish in 1995. In addition, he has helped coach perennial power

Piqua in the American Legion League with Head Coach Rick Gold. During his head coaching stint at Wittenberg, Lewis’ teams have excelled, averaging 21 wins a season, and have finished second in the alwayscompetitive North Coast Athletic Conference tournament twice (1997 and 1998). His teams display a very aggressive style of baseball, with strong fundamentals being their basis for success. Several players, including Brent Parke, Ryan Born, Ryan Peters, Steve Less and Kurt Hartfelder have gone on to play professional baseball after their careers at Wittenberg ended. Tiger teams are always fighting to be the best and looking to compete in the NCAC, which has produced several NCAA Division III World Series participants in recent years. A native of St. Paris and a graduate of Graham High School, Lewis and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Lewis’ hometown with their children, Megan and Josh.

Rick Gold joined the Wittenberg baseball coaching staff in 2004 after a long and storied career in high school and youth league baseball around the Miami Valley. He is focused primarily on team defense and pitching. Gold coached high school and American Legion baseball for 31 years. He won 191 games in 13 seasons at Miami East High School in Casstown, Ohio, and 314 in 18 seasons at Piqua High School, winning 10 league titles, nine sectional titles, four district titles and playing second in regional tournaments in his career. In addition, he enjoyed tremendous success as a youth baseball coach, primarily with Piqua Post 184 of the American Legion Baseball League.

He was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January 2008. Gold was named Miami Valley Coach of the Year in 1976 and 1987, coached in the Ohio All-Star Game in 1979, 1987 and 1995 and was inducted into the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1982. He is a 1973 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he lettered in baseball three years, and he has taught high school mathematics the last 31 years. Gold sent many quality players on to college and professional baseball, including Bryan and Ken Magoteaux, holders of many Wittenberg offensive records for a season and career. Gold remains a mathematics teacher at Piqua High School. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Piqua.

Former Major Leaguer Rick White joined the Wittenberg coaching staff in 2009. A graduate of local Kenton Ridge High School, White attended Paducah Community College before being drafted in the Major League Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990. White enjoyed a lengthy career in the big leagues, pitching for 14 different teams over a span of 14 years. He collected a career record of 42-54 while

pitching on the 2000 New York Mets team that advanced to the World Series and the 2002 St. Louis Cardinals that made the National League Championship Series. In the summer of 2010 White will host, along with Head Coach Jay Lewis, the first annual Rick White’s Rising Stars Springfield Tiger Classic, a collaborative youth baseball and softball tournament for regional teams. The tournament aims to raise money to help improve baseball facilities in Springfield. White currently resides with his family in his hometown of Springfield.

Tim LaBolt joined the Tigers’ coaching staff in 2010 after a four-year playing career at Denison University. During his time as an outfielder for the Big Red, he helped Denison to a 91-68 overall record. LaBolt drew 55 walks in his career, enough to place him seventh in the Denison record books in the category. In 2008, LaBolt and the Big Red won the program’s fourth NCAC West Divison

Championship and posted 27 wins, the third-highest win total in school history. LaBolt, a native of LaGrange, Ill., graduated from Denison University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management, and now resides in Springfield, Ohio.

rick gold ASSISTANT COACH

rick white ASSISTANT COACH

tim labolt ASSISTANT COACH

Name Year(s) Red Maurer 1951-75 Dick Fahrney 1976 Rocky Alt 1977 Keith Jordan 1978-80 Bob Davis 1981-83 Tim Kelley 1984-90 Rick Willis 1991-96 Jay Lewis 1997-2009 Totals 1951-2009

HEAD COACHING LEDGER

Seasons 25 1 1 3 3 7 6 12 58

Games 350 16 18 78 77 259 235 498 1531

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Wins 211 11 10 41 19 143 150 267 852

Losses 139 5 8 36 58 109 85 227 667

Ties 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 4 12

Win Pct. .603 .688 .555 .532 .247 .524 .638 .536 .556


SEASON OUTLOOK Led by a veteran options, starting p i tc h i n g s t a f f a n d with one of the most a deep, talented effective relievers in collection of position school history in senior players, the Wittenberg Darrin Mumaw (Fort University baseball Loramie, Ohio/Fort team enters the 2010 Loramie), who led the season with high hopes team in appearances of reaching North Coast with 16 in 2009 Athletic Conference after also making 16 ( N C AC ) a n d N C A A appearances in 2008 Division III postseason while posting a 1.63 play for the first time in ERA. Among the other more than a decade. returning letterwinning Offense makes pitchers are senior Chris headlines, but pitching Green (Cincinnati, and defense win Ohio/LaSalle) and games. At the top of a juniors Jim and Sam deep, talented rotation Senior Jim Clement returns as one of a crew of the 2009 Clement (Chicago, Ill/ are seniors Bobby letterwinners in the pitching staff. Whitney Young). The Ciucki (Dublin, Ohio/ coaching staff also has Coffman) and Joel Assenheimer (Hilliard, high hopes for hard-throwing sophomore Andy Ohio/Davidson) and juniors Zach Spring Sharek (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy), (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and Jordan sophomores Brad Prewitt (Westerville, Ohio/ Kegler (Hilliard, Ohio/Darby). Those four South) and Matt Rupert (Evanston, Ill./ hurlers combined for 38 appearances and 22 Evanston) and junior Chris Tabler (Piqua, starts in 2009, with Kegler emerging as the most Ohio/Piqua), in addition to several freshmen. consistent amongst them as the season went A pair of 2009 all-conference honorees lead along, finishing with a 2-1 record to go along a host of returning letterwinners expected with a 4.06 earned run average. Assenheimer to battle for playing time in the field. Junior pitched more in relief in 2009 after posting a honorable mention All-NCAC honoree Ray Noe 4.08 ERA and 4-2 record in seven starts in 2008, (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) will again split his time while Ciucki led the Tigers with nine starts each between first base and the outfield in 2010 after of the last two years. finishing last season with a .317 batting average Lewis has plenty of other quality pitching to go along with 32 runs scored and 33 runs batted in, both among the best on the team, and a team-leading 10 stolen bases. Junior Stefan Kegler (Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) held things down at third base a year ago, earning first-team All-NCAC honors after finishing with a .338 average to go along with team-highs of 34 RBI and seven home runs. When Spring isn’t pitching, he is a regular in the field — splitting his time between first base and the outfield. He batted .356 — second-best on the team in 2009 — while scoring 24 runs, driving in 21 others and making just two errors in more than 200 official fielding chances. Junior Michael Yednock (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) also figures prominently in the teams plan’s for 2010 after starting 25 games, primarily at second base. He contributed 21 runs scored and 19 RBI while making just three errors in more than 100 official fielding chances in 2009. Junior Ray Noe returns to patrol the outfield grass after picking up an All-NCAC Honorable Mention in 2009.

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Behind the plate, junior Jason Haunty (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) and senior A.J. Bush (Troy, Ohio/Troy) will split time this year. In 2009, Haunty started 19 games, hitting .297 with two homers and 14 RBI and 15 runs scored. Bush saw action at a variety of positions in 24 starting assignments, batting .280 with 12 runs and 10 RBI. A host of other returning letterwinners also return, including Sam Clement, also an outfielder, junior outfielder Tyler James (Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater), sophomore utilityman Matt Hampp (Hilliard, Ohio/ Davidson) and senior outfielder Kory Winter (Dublin, Ohio/Scioto). An outstanding recruiting netted multiple student-athletes who figure to compete for playing time as well. Written By: Tom Fisher ‘11

Junior Mike Yednock will be a feature of the Tigers’ 2010 lineup after driving in 19 runs last year.

Senior Darrin Mumaw anchors the bullpen for the Tigers after two straight seasons of impressive relief.


photo speedchart For complete bios, click on any player’s name

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2009 SEASON-IN-REVIEW 2009 Awards/Highlights

2009 LINKS

Record: 18-21 NCAC West Record (finish): 7-9 (fourth) Head Coach: Jay Lewis (Wittenberg ’94) Record at Wittenberg: (1997-present) : 267-227-4 Overall Record: same Assistant Coaches: Rick Gold, Craig Isaac, Rick White Captains: Tim Antil, J.T. Thompson, Patrick Williams Most Valuable Player: Patrick Williams Rookie of the Year: Matt Hampp Pitcher of the Year: Bobby Ciucki Red Maurer Award: Ben Gurney Postseason Honors: All-NCAC: First Team - Stefan Kegler Second Team - Patrick Williams Honorable Mention - Ray Noe, Zach Spring

MEDIA GUIDE

STATISTICS

ROSTER

NEWS RELEASES

2009 Season Results Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 17 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 24 Mar. 24 Mar. 28 Mar. 28 Mar. 31 Apr. 2 Apr. 4 Apr. 4 Apr. 5 Apr. 5 Apr. 8 Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 Apr. 25 Apr. 25 Apr. 26 Apr. 26 Apr. 28 Apr. 28 Apr. 29 Apr. 29

2009 Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. 1 Collin Puthoff OF/SS So. 2 Darin Mumaw*** P Jr. 3 Jacob Michael**** SS/3B/OF Sr. 5 J.T. Thompson** SS/OF Sr. 6 Jordan Kegler* P So. 7 Kory Winter*** P/OF Jr. 8 Patrick Williams**** OF Sr. 9 Andy Sharek P/SS Fr. 11 Joel Assenheimer*** P Jr. 12 Tim Little 3B Fr. 13 Sam Stough*** OF Jr. 15 Jonathon Bonham P So. 16 A.J. Bush** C/U Jr. 17 Mike Yednock** 2B/SS So. 18 Ray Noe** 1B/OF So. 20 Jim Clement** P So. 21 Chris Tabler P/OF So. 22 Tim Antil**** P Sr. 23 Josh Fiebiger**** P Sr. 24 Jason Haunty** C So. 25 Brad Prewitt* P/C Fr. 26 Drew Dolder 1B/OF Fr. 27 Matt Hampp* C/1B Fr. 28 Manny Rodriguez** OF/P So. 29 Bobby Ciucki*** P/1B Jr. 30 Steve Moran* 1B/OF Sr. 31 Matt Rupert P Fr. 32 Andy Payton OF Fr. 33 Stefan Kegler* 3B/OF So. 34 Trent Nutter* 3B So. 35 Michael Band P So. 36 Chris Green P Sr. 37 Tyler James* 2B So. 38 Brian Weems OF Jr. 39 Ted Skalla P Fr. 40 Sam Clement* P/OF So. 41 Kyle Harned OF/P Fr. 42 Joey Borders P Fr. 43 Ben Gurney 1B So. 44 Chet Hakes P/1B Fr. 45 Zach Spring* P/1B So. * Designates varsity letters earned

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Hometown/High School Houston, Ohio/Russia Fort Loramie, Ohio/Fort Loramie Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty Clayton, Ohio/Northmont Hilliard, Ohio/Darby Dublin, Ohio/Scioto Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson Broadview, Ill./Kenwood Academy Dublin, Ohio/Coffman New Albany, Ohio/New Albany Troy, Ohio/Troy Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington Dublin, Ohio/Jerome Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Piqua, Ohio/Piqua Brookville, Ohio/Northmont Fletcher, Ohio/Miami East Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington Westerville, Ohio/South Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett Dublin, Ohio/Coffman Milford, Ohio/Milford Evanston, Ill./Evanston Springfield, Ohio/North Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington Newark, Ohio/Catholic Takoma Park, Md./ Barrie Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater Springfield, Ohio/North Winnetka, Ill./New Trier Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington Springfield, Ohio/North Indianapolis, Ind./North Central Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty

18-21 overall, 7-9 NCAC West (4th) vs. Mount St. Joseph # L, 4-6 vs. Mount St. Joseph # L, 10-11 vs. St. Joseph’s (Maine) # W, 8-5 (9) vs. St. Joseph’s (Maine) # L, 3-5 vs. Transylvania # L, 4-10 vs. Mount Union # L, 12-13 vs. Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) # W, 6-4 (8) vs. Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) # L, 5-15 URBANA L, 7-17 EARLHAM* W, 7-3 EARLHAM* W, 9-3 EARLHAM* W, 11-9 EARLHAM* L, 3-4 at Muskingum W, 4-2 at Muskingum W, 11-8 WABASH* L, 7-8 (8) WABASH* W, 2-1 THOMAS MORE W, 14-8 at Capital W, 11-4 at Denison* L, 2-3 at Denison* L, 0-2 at Denison* L, 0-9 at Denison* L, 10-17 at Dayton L, 5-9 at Dayton L, 2-3 URBANA L, 5-9 CAPITAL W, 10-9 at Ohio Wesleyan* L, 0-4 at Ohio Wesleyan* W, 16-15 at Otterbein W, 11-6 OTTERBEIN W, 9-7 WABASH* W, 4-3 WABASH* L, 7-16 at Ohio Wesleyan* L, 2-8 at Ohio Wesleyan* W, 4-1 HEIDELBERG L, 4-12 HEIDELBERG L, 3-9 KENYON W, 8-2 KENYON W, 21-9

* - NCAC Game # - Russ Matt Invitational, Winter Haven, Fla.

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NORTH COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference is dedicated to fostering a complementary relationship between intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Consisting of 10 academically selective colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania - Allegheny College, Denison University, Earlham College, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster - the NCAC believes that high-level athletic programs need not be sacrificed in order to meet rigid academic standards. Significantly, all 10 NCAC institutions have been granted chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the preeminent honor society for colleges and universities. Only 270 of the more than 3,000 four-year institutions in the United States have been so honored. A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III, the NCAC features championship competition in 22 sports, 11 for men and 11 for women. The 11 women’s sports are the most offered by any Division III conference, and the equality in number and emphasis between men¹s and women¹s athletics is just one of the elements that sets the North Coast apart. The goals of the conference express the best aspirations of American amateur athletics. The NCAC brings together a group of institutions which share a common allegiance to academic quality and to the conduct of athletics so as to support the educational purpose. Intercollegiate athletics can and should complement academic life, rather than compete

with it, and sports should enhance the experience of students during their college years. This type of academic and athletic commitment has been led by the 10 school presidents, who have taken an active role in the governance of the conference. Forty-five teams from all 22 North Coast sports were represented in NCAA post-season competition during the 2007-08 academic year. The NCAC added two more NCAA Division III swimming championships as Kenyon claimed the men¹s and women¹s titles. The conference has accumulated 57 national championships since its inception in 1984-85. In the past academic year, XXX NCAA All-America or ESPN The Magazine/ CoSida Academic AllAmerica certificates were distributed to studentathletes from North Coast schools. The NCAC’s commitment to equity, its broad base of athletic programs, and an unwavering insistence on excellence in academics has served as a model for conferences throughout the country. The North Coast has shown not only that these ideals can coexist, but that they can flourish. The NCAC continues as a pace-setter in the 21st century. NCAC Quick Facts Acting Executive Director: Keri Alexander Luchowski Assistant Director: Sue Penicka Address: 24700 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 16679, Cleveland, Ohio 44116 Office Phone: (440) 871-8100 E-Mail Address: ncac@northcoast.org Founded: February 1983 Championship Sports: 22 (11 men, 11 women)

GATORS YEOMEN ALLEGHENY COLLEGE Meadville, Pa.

OBERLIN COLLEGE Oberlin, Ohio

BIG RED BISHOPS DENISON UNIVERSITY Granville, Ohio

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Delaware, Ohio

QUAKERSLITTLE GIANTS EARLHAM COLLEGE Richmond, Ind.

WABASH COLLEGE

Crawfordsville, Ind.

terriers TIGERS HIRAM COLLEGE Hiram, Ohio

WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY Springfield, Ohio

LORDS SCOTS KENYON COLLEGE Gambier, Ohio

COLLEGE OF WOOSTER Wooster, Ohio

Wittenberg ncac honors All-North Coast Athletic Conference First Team 1990 - P Kevin Tatar; SS Phil Scott; RF Matt Callahan; C John Staimpel 1991 - OF Matt Callahan; 1B Jeff Brown; SS Jeff Baller 1992 - 1B Jeff Brown; OF Chris Tillotson 1994 - 3B Dave Croci; DH Ken Magoteaux 1995 - P Kris Cooper 1996 - P Kris Cooper; SS Dave Croci; OF Ken Magoteaux, OF Kevin Hilvert 1997 - OF Bryan Magoteaux 1998 - 1B Dustin Wade; OF Bryan Magoteaux, P Randy Pore 1999 - OF Bryan Magoteaux 2000 - OF Ryan Peters 2001 - OF Ryan Peters; SS Bryan Burke 2002 - C Nate Williams; SS Bryan Burke; OF Lance Dill; OF Scott Hirsch; 2003 - 1B Ryan Born 2005 - Kurt Hartfelder 2006 - Jason Holmberg 2007 - Matt Steinke 2008 - Tim Antil, Jeremey Fruhwirth, Matt Steinke

Second Team 1990 - 1B Sean Lyon; CF Jerry Cicolani; P Brent Griffith 1991 - P Craig Isaac; OF Jerry Cicolani 1992 - SS Toby Bost; P Craig Isaac 1993 - OF Bryan Bates 1994 - 1B John Schipfer; 2B Jeff Hetzer; OF Bryan Bates; P Kris Cooper 1995 - 3B Dave Croci; DH Ken Magoteaux; C Dwight Tolliver; OF Kevin Hilvert 1996 - P Keith Cooper; 3B Aric Thomas 1997 - C Ken Magoteaux, 1B Jake Powell, SS Mark Freeman, 3B Aric Thomas, OF Kevin Hilvert 1998 - DH Todd Walti, P Brent Parke 1999 - 3B Aric Thomas, P Brian Plasters 2000 - INF Brian Burke, OF Lance Dill 2001 - OF Lance Dill 2002 - DH Trent West 2004 - 2B Jon Komperda, OF Matt Foster 2006 - DH/1B Brian Hampp, P Steve Less, OF Patrick Williams 2008 - Patrick Williams

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Honorable Mention 1990 - 3B Toby Bost; 2B Jeff Baller; P Tom Fyffe 1991 - OF Chris Tillotson 1992 - 2B Jeff Baller; OF Toby Smith; P Kevin Espelage 1993 - 1B John Schipfer; 2B Jeff Hetzer 1994 - OF Andy Brown; OF Jay Owens 1995 - 1B Andy Smelzter, SS Jay Owens, OF Steve Daley, P Keith Cooper, P Chris Reinhart 1996 - 1B Andy Smeltzer; C Dwight Tolliver 1997 - DH Todd Walti, OF Steve Daley 1998 - C Shawn Burton, P Ryan Christman 1999 - P Ryan Christman 2001 - P Kurt Hartfelder, C Brad Pochard 2002 - P Nick Allen, P Brad Cerovac 2003 - INF K.R. Schlievert, OF Matt Foster 2004 - P Tom Fox, P Steve Less 2005 - 2B Jon Komperda 2006 - SS K.R. Schlievert 2007 - 1B Andrew Wellman, P Tyler McClain 2008 - Darrin Mumaw, Chris Dorka


FACILITIES The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the

Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a stateof-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgianna

Carleton Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carelton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

Davidson Stadium, home of Wittenberg baseball

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

Heinzen Strength Center

Athletics Philosophy Statement The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

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BASEBALL

2009-10

The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.

For complete information about the Wittenberg baseball program, log on to www.wittenberg.edu/athletics/baseball/


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