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2014 Owens Express Baseball Media Guide


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Table of Contents GENERAL 3 - 2014 Schedule 4 - Team Photo 5 - Numerical Roster 6-7 - Picture Roster 9-11 - 2013 Year In Review 8, 16 - Social Media 28 - Redshirts

COACHING STAFF 13 - Devin Taylor 14 - John Parisho 15 - Zach Tanner

SOPHOMORE CLASS 18-19 - Alex Samson 20-21 - Ardian Selmani 22-23 - Dru Sebastian 24-25 - Zach Kazmierski

26-27 - Taran Temple 28-29 - Nick Morrow 30-31 - Austin Legate 32-33 - Jared Terrill 34-35 - Anthony Perez 36-37 - Nick Street

66-67 - Charlie Sipe 68-69 - Tyler Huth 70-71 - Marcus Rozsa 72-73 - Chad Lupher

FRESHMEN CLASS

75 - Year By Year Records 76-77 - OCCAC Award History 78-79 - Region XII Award History 80 - NJCAA Award History 81 - Four-Year Players 82 - Coaching History 83 - Postseason Team Award History 84 - Baseball Returns To Owens 85 - Late 1990s Photo Gallery 86-87 - Back 2 Back Trips 2 Nationals 88-97- Interactive Yearly History 98-106 - Interactive Media Guide History 107- Records

40-41 - Alec Skender 42-43 - Blake Kuszmaul 44-45 - Derek Hafner 46-47 - Tiger Jaso 48-49 - Payton Scott 50-51 - Kyle Bennett 52-53 - Michael Finch 54-55 - Tyrus McAtee 56-57 - Justin Curry 58-59 - Joseph Slivik 60-61 - Matthew Zitny 62-63 - Tyler Byerly 64-65 - Dustin Osborne

RECORD BOOK

The 2013-14 Owens Community College softball media guide is a production of the Owens Sports Information Department. Layout and design by Nicholas Huenefeld. All photos by Nicholas Huenefeld, Geoff Roberts, Rudy Yovich and the Owens Department of Marketing and Communications

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2014 Media Guide REGULAR SEASON March 2 - College of Lake County (Panama City, Fla.) 2 - Kalamazoo Valley C.C. (Panama City, Fla.) 3 - College of Lake County (Panama City, Fla.) 3 - Kalamazoo Valley C.C. (Panama City, Fla.) 4 - College of Lake County (Panama City, Fla.) 5 - Gulf Coast State College (Panama City, Fla.) 6 - Kalamazoo Valley C.C. (Panama City, Fla.) 7 - Lewis & Clark Community College (Panama City, Fla.) 27 - Lansing Community College 28 - @ Sinclair Community College 30 - @ Sinclair Community College 31 - St. Clair County Community College

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April 2 - Heidelberg University JV 5 - Lakeland Community College 6 - Lakeland Community College 10 - @ Heidelberg University JV 11 - Cuyahoga Community College 12 - Cuyahoga Community College 18 - Sinclair Community College 19 - Sinclair Community College 23 - @ St. Clair County Community College 25 - @ Cuyahoga Community College 26- @ Cuyahoga Community College 29 - @ Lourdes University JV

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Coaching Staff

Athletic Staff

Head Coach: Devin Taylor (2nd Year) Assistant Coach: John Parisho (3rd Year) Assistant Coach: Zach Tanner (2nd Year)

Athletic Director: Rudy Yovich Assistant Athletic Director/Academics: Judy Loehrke Specialist: Ann LaVoy Sports Information Director: Nicholas Huenefeld Athletic Trainer: Janeen Ramirez

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1 2 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 RS 24 25 27 28 29 31 32 RS 34 35 36 RS 40 RS

Alec Skender Alex Samson Blake Kuszmaul Derek Hafner Tiger Jaso Ardian Selmani Payton Scott Kyle Bennett Dru Sebastian Zach Kazmierski Michael Finch Kody McCall Taran Temple Nick Morrow Austin Legate Tyrus McAtee Jared Terrill Sam Hackney Benjamin Breymier Anthony Perez Nick Street Justin Curry Joseph Slivik Matthew Zitny Tyler Byerly Dustin Osborne Nolan Rao Charlie Sipe Tyler Huth Marcus Rozsa Zach Bobbitt Chad Lupher Tyler Mehler

6-1 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-0 5-8 6-2 5-11 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-8 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-4

SS/2B 2B/SS RHP RHP/Util. OF/IF Util. 1B/OF LHP RHP CF OF/LHP OF IF/C LHP C/3B Util. RHP RHP C 3B/RHP RHP 1B/3B LHP/OF RHP 2B/SS RHP/1B C/2B OF/IF RHP C IF RHP/C RHP/OF

Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. So. So. So. Fr. So. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/L L/R R/R R/L R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/L R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R

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Hometown

Metamora, Ill. Metamora Orrville, Ohio Orrville Bryan, Ohio Bryan Toledo, Ohio Central Catholic Kansas, Ohio Lakota Sylvania, Ohio Southview Gas City, Ind. Mississinewa Grove City, Ohio Grove ity Fort Wayne, Ind. Blackhawk Christian Toledo, Ohio Whitmer Norwalk, Ohio Norwalk Trenton, Ohio Edgewood Muncie, Ind. Delta Fairfield, Ohio Fairfield Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville Oregon, Ohio Clay Huntington Woods, Mich. Shrine Catholic Trenton, Ohio Edgewood Indianapolis, Ind. North Central Orrville, Ohio Orrville Rockford, Mich. Rockford Perrysburg, Ohio Anthony Wayne Warren, Mich. Warren Mott Oxford, Mich. Oxford Crown Point, Ind. Washington Township Barberton, Ohio Barberton Toledo, Ohio Whitmer Fort Wayne, Ind. Northrop Fort Wayne, Ind. Northrop Whitby, Ontario, Canada All Saints Secondary Oldham County, Ky. Oldham County Bladensburg, Ohio East Knox London, Ky. South Laurel

ROSTER FACTS Breakdown by Class Freshmen - 19 Sophomores - 14

Breakdown by State Ohio - 18 Michigan - 4 Illinois - 1 Indiana - 6 Kentucky - 2 Whitby, Ontario - 1

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Alec Skender 2B/SS, Fr. Metamora Metamora, Ill.

Alex Samson 2B/SS, So. Orrville Orrville, Ohio

Blake Kuszmaul RHP, Fr. Bryan Bryan, Ohio

Derek Hafner RHP/Util. Central Catholic Toledo, Ohio

Tiger Jaso RHP/Util., Fr. Lakota Kansas, Ohio

Ardian Selmani Util., So. Southview Sylvania, Ohio

Payton Scott 1B/OF, Fr. Mississinewa Gas City, Ind.

Kyle Bennett LHP, Fr. Grove City Grove City, Ohio

Dru Sebastian RHP, So. Blackhawk Christian Fort Wayne, Ind.

Zach Kazmierski CF, So. Whitmer Toledo, Ohio

Michael Finch OF/LHP, Fr. Norwalk Norwalk, Ohio

Taran Temple IF/C Delta Muncie, Ind.

Nick Morrow LHP, So. Fairfield Fairfield, Ohio

Austin Legate C/3B, So. Strongsville Strongsville, Ohio

Tyrus McAtee Util., Fr. Clay Oregon, Ohio

Jared Terrill RHP, So. Shrine Catholic Huntington Woods, Mich.

Benjamin Breymier C, So. North Central Indianapolis, Ind.

Anthony Perez 3B/RHP, So. Orrville Orrville, Ohio

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Nick Street RHP, So. Rockford Rockford, Mich.

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Justin Curry 1B/3B, Fr. Anthony Wayne Perrysburg, Ohio

Joseph Slivik LHP/OF, Fr. Warren Mott Warren, Mich.

Matthew Zitny RHP, Fr. Oxford Oxford, Mich.

Tyler Byerly 2B/SS, Fr. Washington Township Crown Point, Ind.

Devin Taylor Head Coach 2nd Year

Dustin Osborne RHP/1B, Fr. Barberton Barberton, Ohio

Nolan Rao C/2B, So. Whitmer Toledo, Ohio

Charlie Sipe OF/IF, Fr. Northrop Fort Wayne, Ind.

Tyler Huth RHP, Fr. Northrop Fort Wayne, Ind.

John Parisho Assistant Coach 3rd Year

Marcus Rozsa C, Fr. All Saints Secondary Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Zach Bobbitt IF, Fr. Oldham County Oldham County, Ky.

Chad Lupher RHP/C, Fr. East Knox Bladensburg, Ohio

Tyler Mehler RHP/OF, Fr. South Laurel London, Ky.

Zach Tanner Assistant Coach 2nd Year

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Express Athletics Social Media

Follow the Express baseball team on your computer or mobile device!

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Your primary online source for all Owens athletics news can be accessed by visiting OwensExpress.com. You can also access the desktop or mobile versions of the website from your mobile devices. Should you want more, we also have accounts with Facebook (www.facebook.com/awinningtradition), Twitter (@ owensexpress), YouTube (www.youtube.com/owensexpress), ISSUU (www.issuu.com/owensexpress) and Instragram (search: OwensExpressAthletics). We will post live game scores and updates most frequently on our Twitter account.

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Dane Davis Myrtle Beach, 2013

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OWENS EXPRESS BASEBALL Taylor Guides Express Baseball Program To Postseason And Classroom Success In First Year Devin Taylor took over as head coach of the Owens Community College baseball program last year and led the Express to three straight wins to open the postseason.

2012-13 Roster 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 28 30 RS RS RS RS

Ryan Horvath Justin Elder Nate Manis Dane Davis Nick Collins Logan Shullick Nolan Rao Jordan Hill Dru Sebastian Alex Samson Kody McCall Anthony Perez Nick Morrow Sean Koerber Luke Whelpton Ardian Selmani Sam Hackney Benjamin Breymier Riaz Baksh Michael Fry Nick Street Garrett Scott Austin Cowan Derek Hafner Austin Legate Chip Wujek Matthew Zitny

So. So. So. So. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr.

IF Lamphere/Madison Heights, Mich. OF Edgewood/Seven Mile, Ohio IF/OF Northern/Port Huron, Mich. RHP Romeo/Romeo, Mich. IF Rich Central/Chicago, Ill. 2B/SS Norwalk/Norwalk, Ohio C/2B Whitmer/Toledo, Ohio RHP Sinclair Secondary/Whitby, Ontario, Canada RHP Blackhawk Christian/Fort Wayne, Ind. 2B/SS Orrville/Orrville, Ohio OF Edgewood/Trenton, Ohio 3B/RHP Orrville/Orrville, Ohio LHP Fairfield/Fairfield, Ohio RHP Grosse Pointe North/Harper Woods, Mich. LHP Vauxhall/Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Util. Southview/Sylvania, Ohio RHP Edgewood/Trenton, Ohio C North Central/Indianapolis, Ind. RHP/3B/OF Mississauga/Mississauga, Ontario, Canada RHP Bellevue/Bellevue, Ohio RHP Rockford/Rockford, Mich. RHP/OF Genoa/Genoa, Ohio 1B/C Station Camp/Hendersonville, Tenn. RHP/Util. Central Catholic/Toledo, Ohio C/3B Strongsville/Strongsville, Ohio RHP Grosse Point North/Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. RHP Oxford/Oxford, Mich.

Head Coach: Devin Taylor (1st Year) Assistant Coaches: John Parisho (2nd Year), Zach Tanner (1st Year)

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After a slow start, the Express slowly improved as the season went along. They entered the Sub-Region XII tournament as underdogs, but they defeated Vincennes University 4-0 and Cuyahoga Community College 13-7 to advance to the program’s first Region XII tournament since the 2009-10 season.

In their Region XII opener against Jackson College, sophomore right hander Dane Davis twirled a masterpiece for eight innings, helping the Express take a 4-1 lead into the ninth inning. The Jets, however, rallied for three runs in the ninth to force extras. That’s when sophomore shortstop Nate Manis delivered a two-run single with the bases load to give the Express a 6-4 lead. Freshman Sam Hackney, who fin-

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2014 Media Guide ished the ninth inning in relief, pitched a 1-2-3 10th inning to pick up the victory. The next day, however, the Express offense couldn’t get rolling as they dropped two games, 3-0 to Delta College and 9-1 to Muskegon Community College to end their season at 15-29. Davis was the ace on the mound for the Express all year.

Despite finishing just 2-4, he had a 3.78 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched. Following the season, Davis signed with NCAA Division I IPFW.

Shullick, who led the team in batting average, went on to sign with Tiffin University, while Manis, who led the team in steals, signed at Wayne State University.

Two other sophomores, Manis and Logan Shullick, were each named All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) after the season.

In addition to those three, sophomores Sean Koerber (Lourdes University), Justin Elder (Union College), Ryan Horvath (Union College) and Nick Collins (Purdue University North Central) all signed with fouryear schools. Academically, the Express had a solid season as seven players were named to the Academic All-OCCAC team led by a 3.78 GPA from Davis, who also earned National Junior College

Nate Manis prepares to deliver a ball to first base.

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Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All-American honors. In addition to Davis, the other six were freshman catcher Benjamin Breymier (3.61 GPA), sophomore pitcher Michael Fry (3.40 GPA), freshman pitcher Dru Sebastian (3.41 GPA), freshman pitcher Nick Street (3.77 ERA), freshman infielder Alex Samson (3.61 GPA) and redshirt freshman pitcher Matthew Zitny (3.55 GPA). To achieve Academic All-OCCAC honors, a student-athlete has to achieve at least a 3.30 GPA and complete 24 credit hours or more.

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DEVIN TAYLOR Head Coach - 2nd Season Devin Taylor, who was named the sixth head baseball coach at Owens Community College in September 2012, is entering his second year with the Express. In 2013, Taylor guided the Express to their first NJCAA Region XII tournament appearance since 2009-10. The team captured the NJCAA Sub-Region XII championship with wins over Vincennes University and Cuyahoga Community College.

Taylor’s first Region XII tournament game resulted in a 6-4 win in 10 innings over Jackson Community College Following the season, six of Taylor’s players signed with four-year schools, including Dane Davis, who signed at NCAA D-I IPFW. Academically, seven players earned All-OCCAC Academic honors in 2013, while Dane Davis earned national academic honors.

Prior to Owens, Taylor spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, IL. While there, he served as the team’s catching, hitting and pitching coach. In those three years, Lincoln Trail catchers threw out an impressive 49 percent of would be base stealers, the team batting average was above .300 and the team ERA was below 3.40.

of Brodhead. He is the son of Coy and Linda Taylor, and he has five older brothers - Shannon, Keyvin, Shawn, Brandon and Shea.

Additional duties for Taylor at Lincoln Trail included recruiting and serving as third base coach. As a player, Taylor split his time between Lincoln Trail and IPFW. As a two-year starter at Lincoln Trail, he was a twotime conference and region champion. Following that, he was a two-year starter at IPFW. In 2008, he was the only NCAA D-I catcher to start and catch every regular season game. He currently holds the record for most baserunners thrown out in a single season and career. Following his collegiate baseball career, Taylor spent two seasons in the Canadian leagues. He holds an associate degree from Lincoln Trail College and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Taylor was born and raised in the small, southeastern Kentucky town

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JOHN PARISHO Assistant Coach - 3rd Season John Parisho is entering his third season as assistant coach with the Express baseball program. Last season, Parisho served as the team’s hitting coach after working with the team’s outfield during his first year. Parisho, who recently coached the 18-U USSA National Team in Florida, was part of the Eastern Michigan baseball program prior to Owens. He worked under the direction of the hitting and pitching coaches. Parisho also helped with the scouting of opponents and made scouting reports for the outfielders. Parisho has spent time at Dundee High School as a varsity assistant

coach where he was able to learn under the experience and knowledge of Dan O’Brien, a former major league baseball pitcher and former Big 10 coach. While at Dundee, Parisho helped the program get back to playing fundamental baseball and respectability after a few years of below average play. Parisho has also done numerous lessons with players that have gone on to play collegiate level baseball as recently as 2011 to Xavier University. Parisho was recruited by numerous college and universities but injuries cut his playing career short. He posted an 8-1 record as a pitcher and hit .389 as a senior at Dundee, while leading the LCAA in home runs.

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Parisho was named allleague and all-region as a pitcher and outfielder. He was a three sport athlete and earned postseason honors in all three his senior year. Parisho is originally from Dundee, Mich. and now resides in Perrysburg with his wife Angela. Parisho is currently working towards a bachelors in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

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ZACH TANNER Assistant Coach - 2nd Season Zach Tanner is entering his second season as an assistant coach with the Express men’s baseball program. Prior to beginning his college coaching career last season, Tanner completed an outstanding four-year baseball career that included stops at Wright State University and Lincoln Trail Community College From 2008-10, Tanner starred at Lincoln Trail, where he hit .506 with 53 runs, 90 hits and seven home runs as a sophomore. He finished second in the nation in hitting and was named First Team All-Region. As a junior at Wright State, Tanner hit .374 over 52 games. After the season, he was named First Team AllHorizon League, and he was named MVP of the Horizon League tourna-

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ment. As a senior, he hit .324 with 58 hits, 26 runs and 30 RBIs in 47 games. He graduated with a bachelors degree in organizational leadership. Prior to his collegiate career, Tanner earned four varsity letters in baseball at Yorktown HS, where he was co-captain as a senior and team MVP his final three

seasons. He was a two-time All-State selection and a three-time All-Conference and AllCounty selection. Zach is the son of Brad and Lori Tanner. He has one brother, Zeth.

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Your primary online source for all Owens athletics news can be accessed by visiting OwensExpress.com. You can also access the desktop or mobile versions of the website from your mobile devices. Should you want more, we also have accounts with Facebook (www.facebook.com/awinningtradition), Twitter (@ owensexpress), YouTube (www.youtube.com/owensexpress), ISSUU (www.issuu.com/owensexpress) and Instragram (search: OwensExpressAthletics). We will post live game scores and updates most frequently on our Twitter account.

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Alex Samson

#2 5’8” Sophomore 2B/SS Orrville Orrville, Ohio 18

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The Samson File 2013 Samson hit ..190 in 79 at bats as a freshman with nine runs, 15 hits, 11 RBIs, eight walks and 15 strikeouts.

Prior to Owens Samson was a two-time First Team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference and First Team All-Daily Record selection, as well as a one time Second Team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference selection. Academically, he was an honor roll student with a 3.5 GPA each year.

Personal Alex is the son of Scott and Fran Samson. He has three brothers - Walt, Adam and Michael.

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Ardian Selmani

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The Selmani File 2013 Selmani only had three at bats last year and produced one hit, two runs, three walks and two strikeouts.

Prior to Owens Selmani is a 2012 graduate of Southview, where he played for coach Ed Mouch.

Personal Ardian is the son of Ahmet and Sabrije Selmani. He has three siblings Meriton, Merita and Ardiane.

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Dru Sebastian

#11 6’0” Sophomore RHP Blackhawk Christian Fort Wayne, Ind. 22

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The Sebastian File 2013 Sebastian appeared in four games as a freshman, while starting one of those. In 9.2 innings, he had a 2.79 ERA and allowed 1 1 hits, 12 runs (three earned and three walks. He struck out 12.

Prior to Owens Sebastian is a 2012 graduate of Blackhawk Christian, where he played for coach Kevin Kinnison.

Personal Dru is the son of Randall and Brenda Sebastian. He has three brothers Dustin, Derek and Dane.

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Zach Kazmierski

# 12 6’0” Sophomore Centerfielder Whitmer Toledo, Ohio 24

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The Kazmierski File Prior to Owens Kazmierski is a transfer from the University of Toledo, where he was a member of the baseball team. In a reserve role, he played in one game during the 20111-12 season. He made his collegiate debut as a pinch runner against Kent State University on April 4. Prior to playing there, he prepped at Whitmer High School, where he was a two-year letterwinner in baseball. He hit .378 (28-for-74) with 25 runs, nine doubles, two home runs and 30 RBI as a senior. He was named Second Team All-City by the Toledo Blade and First Team Academic All-City. He was coached by Gary O’Connor.

Personal Zach is the son of Ron and Janice Kazmierski. He has one sister, Chelsea.

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Taran Temple

# 15 6’2” Sophomore C/IF Delta Muncie, Ind. 26

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The Temple File 2013 Temple played at Prairie State College as a freshman, where he played in 31 games, hit .301, had two home runs and knocked in 26 RBI.

Prior to Owens Temple was a two-time Hoosier Heritage Conference selection, a two-time All-Delaware County selection, an All-District player, a district player of the year runner-up, an Indiana All-Star and an Honorable Mention All-Indiana selection. He played for head coach Terry Summers.

Personal Temple is the son of Loren and Julie Temple. He has three siblings - Trentin, Tanner and Tyus.

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# 16 6’1” Sophomore LHP Fairfield Fairfield, Ohio 28

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The Morrow File 2013

Morrow had an 8.00 ERA as a freshman in three appearances. He made two starts, had a 1 - 1 record, allowed eight hits, nine runs (eight earned) and five walks. He struck out four.

Prior to Owens As a junior at Fairfield, Morrow went 4-0 with a 2.12 ERA. Additionally, he went 6-2 with a 3.51 ERA for his summer team, while also hitting .335 as a first baseman.He was named to the SouthWest Ohio League All Star Team and named MVP in the Hoosier Classic High School Showcase Tournament. Moreover, he went 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA while leading his Lakota Diamond Dawgs 18U summer select travel team to an 18U K Sports Fall Championship and Fall Brawl Tournament Championship. He played for coach Larry Price at Fairfield.

Personal Nick is the son of John and Lana Crabtree. He has five siblings - Steve, Lindsay, Taylor, Kylie and Emma.

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Austin Legate

# 17 5’11” Sophomore C/1B Strongsville Strongsville, Ohio 30

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The Legate File 2012-13

Legate suffered an early season injury and medically redshirted last season. He will be a sophomore in 2013-14. Legate hit .229 in 29 appearances as a freshman in 2012, while starting 26 of those contests. He added two runs, three doubles, nine walks and eight RBIs.

Prior to Owens Legate was a two-sport athlete at Strongsville in baseball and football. As a senior, he was named First Team All-NOC in baseball and led his team to a 20-2 season that ended in a trip to the regional finals. He finished with a .408 batting average and 16 RBIs. Additionally, he was named to the Sun Sports All-Star team and the Post Sports All-Star Team. As a junior, Legate helped lead his team to to a district championship.

Personal Austin is the son of David and Holly Legate. He has two siblings - Lauren and Brenna.

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Jared Terrill

# 20 6’4” Sophomore RHP/IF Shrine Catholic Huntington Woods, Mich. 32

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The Terrill File 2013 Terrill was an infielder at Henry Ford Community College in the 2012-13 school year. Among regulars, he finished fourth on the team in batting average at .322, while getting on base at a .419 clip. He played in 34 games and had 10 RBI, 19 runs and one stolen base.

Prior to Owens Rockman was a four-time First Team All-Northern Lakes League (NLL) and First Team All-District selection at Springfield. She was twice named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year under the tutelage of coach Rob Gwozdz and was part of two NLL championship teams.

Personal Rockman is the daughter of Michael and Kristina Rockman. She has two siblings - Brandon and Carly.

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Anthony Perez

# 24 6’3” Sophomore 3B/RHP Orrville Orrville, Ohio 34

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The Perez File 2013 In 25 games played, Perez hit .206 last year. He had 63 at bats in which he produced eight runs, 13 hits, three doubles, one triple, seven RBIs, two walks and 22 strikeouts.

Prior to Owens Perez is a 2012 graduate of Orville, where he was named Second Team AllOhio Cardinal Conference. He was an honor roll student with a 3.5 GPA.

Personal Anthony is the son of Dave and Julie Perez. He has one brother, JT.

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The Street File 2013 Street appeared in 12 games as a freshman while making three starts. In 25.2 innings pitched, he was 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA. He walks 26 and struck out 17 while allowing 34 hits.

Prior to Owens Street is a 2012 graudate of Rockford, who threw a complete game nohitter against Wyoming Rogers HS in his first varsity start during his junior season. Overall, Street struck out 19, while only walking six in 13.3 innings pitched for the state champion team coached by Ian Hearn. Also, during the summer after his junior year, Street pitched for the Grand Rapids Diamonds summer league team and went 4-1 on the mound under the tutelage of Coach Syme. He has been an honor roll student at Rockford every year and was an offensive guard for the varsity football team.

Personal Nick is the son of Jon and Deborah Street. He has two brothers, Shane and Jason.

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Benjamin Breymier, So.

Nolan Rao, So.

North Central High School Indianapolis, Ind.

Whitmer Toledo, Ohio

Breymier, who was expected to be a sophomore catcher this year, will instead redshirt. He hit .250 with nine runs, 18 RBIs, 16 walks and one stolen base as a freshman. He threw out three of 28 attempted base stealers behind the plate.

Rao, who was expected to be a sophomore catcher this year, will instead redshirt. He hit .122 with two runs, six hits, two doubles, one RBIs and seven walks last year. Behind the plate, he was lethal at throwing runners out as only seven of 13 attempted steals were successful.

Zach Bobbitt, Fr.

Tyler Mehler, Fr.

Oldham County Oldham County, Ky.

South Laurel London, Ky.

Bobbitt is a 2013 graduate of Oldham County High School in Buckner, Kentucky. The infielder will redshirt this year and retain his freshman eligibility next year.

Mehler, who was expected to be a part of this year’s pitching staff, will instead redshirt and be retain freshman eligibility next year. He is a 2011 graduate of South Laurel High School.

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Alec Skender

#1 6’1” Freshman SS/2B Metamora Metamora, Ill. 40

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The Skender File Prior to Owens Skender was a First Team All-Mid Illini Conference selection, while also making the ICA All-State team, the McDonald’s All-Star game in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Peoria Journal Star’s First Team All-Area. He played for head coach Eric Stone.

Personal Skender is the son of David and Kelly Skender. He has three siblings Ethan (16), Payton (14) and Morgan (14).

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Blake Kuszmaul

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The Kuszmaul File Prior to Owens Kuszmaul was a Second Team All-Northwest Ohio Athletic League (NWOAL) and First Team All-District pitcher at Bryan High School under the tutelage of head coach Jeff Inselmann.

Personal Blake is the son of Richard and Theresa Kuszmaul. He has two sisters, Brittany and Brigitte.

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Derek Hafner

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The Hafner File Prior to Owens Hafner, who redshirted with the Express last year, was a First Team AllThree Rivers Athletic Conference (T RAC) selection at Central Catholic, where he played for coach Jeff Mielcarek.

Personal Derek is the son of Darrel and Shelley Hafner. He has one brother, Trevor, and one sister, Megan.

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Tiger Jaso

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The Jaso File Prior to Owens Jaso was a First Team All-Midland Athletic League (MAL), First Team AllDistrict and First Team All-Ohio selection as a senior. He was also named MAL Player of the Year and District Player of the Year after hitting .672 in the MAL. In league play, he added 39 hits, 30 runs, nine doubles and 29 steals. He played for head coach Terry James.

Personal Tiger is the son of Angelo and Tracy Jaso. He has three siblings - Jordan,

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The Scott File Prior to Owens

Scott led Mississinewa High School to three straight Grant-4 county tournament championships under the direction of head coach Randy Kerns. As a senior, he led the team in the following offensive categories: batting average, RBI, doubles, home runs and hits. While earning First Team All-Central Indiana Conference (CIC) honors, he also entered into the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) baseball record book for career putouts and assists. As a junior, Scott was named First Team All-CIC and led his team to its second straight Grant-4 tournament title. As a sophomore, Scott was the only sophomore to be recognized as a Hoosier Diamond Class 3A Pre-Season First Team All-Indiana selection. Additionally, he earned First Team All-CIC, Chronicle-Tribune All-County First Team and Sports Hotline All-Area First Team honors. Also, in the fall of his sophomore year, Scott played fall baseball with Mike Farrell and Jon Richardson of the Milwaukee Brewers scout team. As a freshman, he was named an All-American by the USSSA, played in the Baseball Factory Pirate City World Series in Bradenton, Fla., participated in the Perfect Game Ohio Valley Showcase, was invited to play for Baseball Factory in the Arizona Fall Classic and was a participant in the Perfect Game Main Event Showcase in Ft. Myers. Scott’s accolades don’t end on the diamond, as he finished 19th in his class with a 4.05 GPA. He earned an academic honors diploma and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal Payton is the son of Mike and Kelly Scott. He has one brother, Ryan.

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Kyle Bennett

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The Bennett File Prior to Owens Bennett was Second Team All-District as a senior and Honorable Mention All-District as a junior at Grove City High School, where he pitched and played first base for head coach Ryan Alexander.

Personal Kyle is the son of Dan and Stacy Stansell. He has four siblings - Daniel, Hunter, Kara and Braxton.

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Michael Finch

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The Finch File Prior to Owens Finch was First Team All-Northern Ohio League, First Team All-District and Second Team All-Ohio at Norwalk High School, where he played for head coach Wes Douglas.

Personal Michael is the son of Mike and Wanda Finch. He has one sister, Ellen.

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Tyrus McAtee

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The McAtee File Prior to Owens McAtee was a First Team All-Three Rivers Athletic Conference (T RAC) and First Team All-District selection at Clay, where he was a catcher and was coached by Gary Isbell.

Personal Tyrus is the son of Eric and Dawn McAtee. He has three brothers, Aric, Damian and Dereck.

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Justin Curry

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The Curry File Prior to Owens Curry was an All-Great Lakes League selection at Anthony Wayne, where he graduated in 2012. He attended Notre Dame College last season, where he redshirted. He played for head coach Mark Nell at Anthony Wayne, while earning a 3.3 GPA.

Personal Justin is the son of Steve Curry and Mary King. He has three siblings Aaron, Braden and Lauren.

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Joseph Slivik

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The Slivik File Prior to Owens Slivik was a two-time First Team All-Macomb Area Conference selection, a two-time First Team All-District selection and the team’s offensive player of the year as a junior. He played for head coach Shawn Malona.

Personal Joseph is the son of Jane Slivik. He has three siblings - Chad, Todd and Cory.

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Matthew Zitny

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The Zitny File Prior to Owens Zitny, who redshirted last year with the Express, was named the team’s Coaches Award winner his senior year, and his team’s Most Improved Player as a junior at Oxford, where he played for coach Jeff Willis.

Personal Matthew is the son of Chris and Kim Zitny. He has one sister, Lauren.

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Tyler Byerly

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The Byerly File Prior to Owens Byerly played shortstop at Washington Township High School in Valparaiso, IN for head coach Randy Roberts.

Personal Tyler is the son of Michael and Christine Byerly.

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Dustin Osborne

# 32 6’4” Freshman RHP/1B Barberton Barberton, Ohio 64

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The Osborne File Prior to Owens Osborne is a 2013 graduate of Barberton High School, where he was coached by Jeff Saylor.

Personal Dustin is the son of Thomas and Theresa Osborne. He has one sister, Katelyn.

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Charlie Sipe

# 34 6’0” Freshman OF/IF Northrop Fort Wayne, Ind. 66

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The Sipe File Prior to Owens Sipe was a First Team All-Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) selection as a senior at Fort Wayne Northrop. As a junior, he was First Team ESPN 1380 All-Northeast Indiana, First Team All-SAC and the team’s offensive MVP. He played for head coach Matt Brumbaugh and earned a Core 40 diploma.

Personal Charlie is the son of Kip and Darlene Sipe. He has two sisters, Charlotte and Veronica.

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Tyler Huth

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The Huth File Prior to Owens

Huth was recruited to Purdue University to be a member of the baseball team, but decided to transfer to Owens after the fall semester. He will join his high school teammate, Charlie Sipe, with the Express. Huth was a star at Fort Wayne Northrop High School. As a senior, he went 6-2 with a 1.33 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched. As a junior, he was 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 48.1 innings pitched. He was named an Under Armour Pre-Season All-American as a senior. He clinched the conference championship for Northrop as a senior with a no-hitter against South Side, while playing for head coach Matt Brumbaugh.

Personal Tyler is the son of Jeff and Sarah Huth. He has three sisters - Alexa, Baylee and Kendall.

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Marcus Rozsa

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The Rozsa File Prior to Owens Rozsa was his team’s MVP at All Saints Secondary in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, where he played for head coach Jean-Marc Tessier.

Personal Marcus is the son of Jim and Karen Rozsa. He has one brother, Trent, and one sister, Maddie.

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Chad Lupher

# 40 6’1” Freshman RHP/C East Knox Bladensburg, Ohio 72

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Lupher was a Second Team All-Mid Buckeye Conference (MBC) selection at East Knox High School, where he played for head coach Kevin Gallwite. He was also a two-time team captain during his final two seasons, as well as an Honorable Mention All-MBC selection as a sophomore.

Personal Chad is the son of Bill and Robin Lupher. He has one sister, Chelsey.

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Head coach Rich Pivoriunas talks with pitcher Aaron Franke during the spring of 1998

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Year-By-Year History Year

Overall Record

OCCAC Record

OCCAC Finish

Region Finish

District/NJCAA Finish

1966 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

13-16 21-17 24-19 14-17 24-21 22-24 30-22 34-13 21-25 38-23 20-17 31-23 32-21 35-9 31-16-1 34-10 35-20 25-13 19-35 15-29

2-8 8-5 5-11 11-4 15-5 10-10 14-6 11-5 12-8 11-9 16-4 14-2 11-4 4-8 9-5 8-16 7-17

4th 5th 1st 1st 4th 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 4th

1st 1st 1st 1st Qual. Qual. Qual. Qual. Qual. 2nd Qual. DNQ Qual. DNQ DNQ DNQ Qual.

1st/4th 1st/5th 2nd/DNQ -

Totals

518-390-1 (.570)

168-127 (.569)

7 titles

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Kevin McIlhargey Scooter Stopera Dan Pierce Kevin McIlhargey Chad Smith Jason Breed Brian Szymanski Aaron Franke Brett Pivoriunas Eric McDaniel Justin Guerrero Ryan Clark Jason Wanner Mark Kahlenberg Eric McDaniel Ryan Clark Chris Rickard Wes Baker Jeff Rockwell Michael Valerius Corey McCloskey Adam Bateson Kyle Leppelmeier Mike Valerius Dan Vincent Kyle Leppelmeier Scott Zaciewski David Quiroga Mike Shaneck Matt Yenrick Mike Shaneck Jeff Hartwig

Mike Shaneck

Eric Vaughan

Aaron Stewart

Blake Schmenk

2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2005-06 2005-06 2005-06 2006-07 2006-07 2006-07 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 2007-08 2007-08 2007-08 2007-08 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2008-09 2009-10 2009-10 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11 2010-11 2010-11 2011-12 2011-12 2012-13 2012-13

Jeff Telmanik Mike Ramlow David Quiroga Austin Taylor Ross Graham Mike Ramlow Steve Weigle Aaron Stewart Albert Ayala Jeremy Sheeks Michael Nyitrai Austin Ritson Ajay Meyer Dominick Coduti Jordan Schultz Vasilios Mila Joe Engle Nate Cress Eric Vaughan Jared Gibbons Adam Bailey Bryan Daniel Eric Vaughan Joe Engle Jesse Solomon Blake Schmenk Joe Sickler Ryan Hotmer Ryan Hotmer Chris Ward Logan Shullick Nate Manis

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OCCAC Award History OCCAC Player of the Year

OCCAC Pitcher of the Year Year

Player

Year

Player

2008 2009

Ajay Meyer Nate Cress

2000 2004 2005 2008 2009

Ryan Clark Kyle Leppelmeier Mike Ramlow Austin Ritson Joe Engle

Rich Pivoriunas

OCCAC Coach of the Year

Ajay Meyer

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Player

2000 2008

Rich Pivoriunas Bob Schultz Mike Ramlow

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All-Region XII History 1996 1996 1996 1996 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010 2010 2011 2013

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Dan Pierce Kevin McIlhargey Chad Smith Jason Breed Aaron Franke Brett Pivoriunas Michael Music Matt Speegle Justin Guerrero Rusty Calmes Doug Miller Ryan Clark Eric McDaniel Justin Guerrero Jason Wanner Mark Kahlenberg Ryan Clark Eric McDaniel Wes Baker Chris Rickard Todd Rinehart Mike Valerius Jeff Telmanik Mike Ramlow Aaron Stewart Steve Weigle Austin Ritson Ajay Meyer Joe Engle Joe Engle Eric Vaughan Joe Sickler Nate Manis

Jason Breed

Aaron Franke

Joe Sickler

Daniel Pierce

Mark Kahlenberg

Joe Engle

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Region XII Award History Region XII All-Tournament Team Year

Player

2000 2005 2007 2007 2007

Ryan Clark Jeff Telmanik Albert Ayala Steve Weigle Austin Ritson

Region XII Player of the Year Year

Player

2000

Ryan Clark

Jeff Telmanik

Austin Ritson

Steve Weigle

Ryan Clark

Dave Wagner

Albert Ayala

Region XII Coach of the Year Year

Player

1995 1996 1997

Dave Wagner Dave Wagner Dave Wagner

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NJCAA Award History NJCAA D-II Athletic All-Americans Year

Player

2001 2003 2008

Ryan Clark, 1st Team D-III Michael Valerius, 3rd Team D-II Austin Ritson, 3rd Team D-II

NJCAA D-II Academic All-Americans Year

Player

2001 2004 2004 2004 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 2013

Mel Stachura Kyle Leppelmeier Matthew Yenrick Adam Dunn Zachary Petee Ross Graham Jeremy Sheeks Adam Brentlinger Casey Winckowski Chris Ward Dane Davis

Michael Valerius

Chris Ward

Dane Davis

Kyle Leppelmeier

Jeremy Sheeks

Adam Brentlinger

NJCAA D-II All-Tournament Team Year

Player

1996

Dan Pierce

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Former Express Players At Four-Year Schools 2001 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2012

Mel Stachura Matt Yenrick Kyle Leppelmeier Zach Pettee Jeff Hartwig David Quiroga Jeff Telmanik Drew Linder Aaron Stewart Steve Weigle Josh Pheils Jeremy Sheeks John Paul Akers Vasilious Mila Juan Pinero Michael Nyitrai Austin Ritson Jason Cress Kevin Dunn Ajay Meyer Adam Brentlinger Casey Winckowski Eric Vaughan Tim DeCant Austin Gunn Garrett Busch Blake Schmenk Joe Sickler

Defiance College Wayne State University Saginaw Valley State University Brewton Parker College (GA) Urbana University Ashland University Bowling Green State University Concordia University Defiance College Indiana Tech University Indiana Tech University Indiana Tech University Indiana Tech University Palm Beach Atlantic University Caldwell College (NJ) Ashland University Ashland University Ashland University Ashland University Ashland University Mercyhurst College (PA) Erskine College Ashland University Lourdes University Lourdes University University of Findlay University of Findlay University of Findlay

2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013

Andy Joseph Chris Ward Michael Louis Jordan Basinger Jeff Davis Clayton Ruch Daniel Heatherly Ryan Hotmer Nick Collins Nate Manis Justin Elder Ryan Horvath Logan Shullick Sean Koerber Dane Davis

Northwood University (MI) Grand Valley State University University of Findlay Siena Heights University Adrian College Wayne State University Adrian College Saginaw Valley State University Purdue University North Central Wayne State University Union College (KY) Union College (KY) Tiffin University Lourdes University IPFW

Clayton Ruch during the spring of 2012

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All-Time Coaching Records Coach

Tenure

Overall W-L

OCCAC W-L

Region XII Titles

NJCAA Tourney Appearances

Joe Westenkirchner Dave Wagner Rich Pivoriunas Bob Schultz Del Young Devin Taylor

1965-66 1993-97 1997-2002 2002-2010 2010-12 2012-present

? 72-69 131-105 256-139-1 44-48 15-29

? 10-13* 41-30* 93-46 17-21 7-17

? 3 1 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0

518-390-1

168-127*

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Dave Wagner

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Postseason Team Awards 1998-99

MVP: Aaron Franke Golden Glove Award: Matt Speegle Outstanding Pitcher Award: Aaron Franke Offensive Player of the Year: Brett Pivoriunas Coaches Award: Michael Music Most Improved: Matt Kwiatkowski

1999-2000

MVP: Ryan Clark Most Improved: Chris Rickard Golden Glove: Eric McDaniel Highest Batting Average: Eric McDaniel Coaches Award: Matt Speegle and Rusty Calmes

2001-02

Golden Glove Award: Adam Bateson

2002-03

MVP: Mike Valerius Golden Glove Award: Adam Dunn Coaches Award: Adam Bateson and Nick Morris

2003-04

MVP: Zachary Pettee Golden Glove Award: Adam Dunn Offensive Leader: Scott Zaciewski Coaches Award: Kyle Leppelmeier

2004-05

MVP: Jeff Telmanik Most Improved: Tony Finley Defensive Leader: Mike Shaneck Coaches Award: Jeff Hartwig

2005-06

MVP: Austin Taylor Most Improved: Drew Linder Coaches Award: Ross Graham

2006-07

MVP: Steve Weigle Coaches Award: Josh Pheils Offensive MVP: Aaron Stewart Defensive MVP: Jason Cress

2007-08

MVP: Austin Ritson Most Improved: Michael Nyitrai Coaches Award: Dominick Coduti Defensive Player Award: Jason Cress

2008-09

Batting Champ: Joe Engle Defensive MVP: Adam Brentlinger Most Improved Player: Jared Gibbons Coaches Award: Tim DeCant Pitching Award: Eric Vaughan

2009-10

Batting Champion: Joe Engle Most Improved: Jared Gibbons Coaches Award: Bryan Daniel Pitching Award: Eric Vaughan

2010-11

MVP: Jesse Solomon Co-Outstanding Offensive Award: Jesse Solomon and Joe Sickler Outstanding Pitching Award: Zak Esposito

2011-12

MVP: Clayton Ruch Outstanding Offensive Award: Ryan Hotmer Outstanding Pitching Award: Dane Davis

2012-13

MVP: Logan Shullick Coaches Award: Kody McCall

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Baseball Returns To Owens In 1993-94 In the mid 1960s, Owens Community College, then known as Penta Technical College, fielded a baseball team for one season under the direction of Joe Westenkirchner. Aside from that information, not much is really known about that team. To the right, a student-athlete sports the old “PC� baseball uniform worn by that mid 1960s team during an early 1990s ceremony to announce the return of baseball to Owens. Also pictured in the photos to the right are then college president Dan Brown, who is pictured holding up the No. 94 jersey, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and speaking to the crowd. Head coach Dave Wagner, who led the team from 1993-97, as well as the club season of 1992-93, is pictured with the red Owens baseball hat on. Since the 1993-94 season, the Express has won over 500 games and made the national tournament twice.

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Late 1990s Owens Baseball Photos

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Owens Baseball Makes Nationals In Back-to-Back Seasons During the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, the Express baseball team made the NJCAA Division III national tournament, where they finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Below is a photo of the 1994-95 team after their fourth place finish, while a signed program of that team appears to the immediate right. On the next page are some miscellaneous photos from that era.

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1995

Head Coach: Dave Wagner (1st Year) Assistant Coaches: Josh Wagner (1st Year), Jay Taylor (1st Year), Chris Pratt (1st Year)

Head Coach: Dave Wagner (2nd Year) Assistant Coaches: Jay Taylor (2nd Year), Chris Pratt (2nd Year), Josh Wagner (2nd Year)

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 13-16 OCCAC Record: 2-8 OCCAC Finish: ?

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 21-17 OCCAC Record: ? OCCAC Finish: 4th Place Region XII Finish: 1st District Finish: 1st National Finish: 4th

Roster: Aaron Gamby, Brad Losonsky, Cesar Marquez, Chad Young, Chris Sadowski, Dan Smith, George Eid, Homer Chapa, Jamie Szymanowski, Jason Lewicz, Jason Wright, Jay Fleischmann, Jeremy Ray, John Delgado, John Kayser, Lathen Kinzer, Lupe Cantu Jr., Matt Calmes, Scooter Stopera, Todd Jeremy

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Roster: Dan Smith (2), Nathan Fauver (3), Jason Lewicz (4), Richard Holland (5), Scooter Stopera (6), Matthew Calmes (7), Chris Sadowski (8), Tony Desch (9), Robert Yenrick (10), Craig Bishop (11), Shawn Pasch (12), Kevin McIlhargey (13), Troy Van Dusen (15), David Williams (17), Matthew La Point (19), Ted Nigh (23), John Kayser (24), Daniel Pierce (26)

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1997

Head Coach: Dave Wagner (3rd Year) Assistant Coaches: Chris Pratt (3rd Year), Josh Wagner (3rd Year)

Head Coach: Dave Wagner (4th Year) Assistant Coaches: Chris Pratt (4th Year), Josh Wagner (4th Year)

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 24-19 OCCAC Record: 8-5 OCCAC Finish: ? Region XII Finish: 1st Place District Finish: 1st Place National Finish: 5th Place

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 14-17 OCCAC Record: ? OCCAC Finish: ? Region XII Finish: 1st Place District Finish: 2nd Place

Roster: Michael Lipstraw (1), Jason Breed (3), Brian Hollar (8), Tony Desch (9), Brian Ruckman (10), Paul Amico (11), Kevin McIlhargey (13), Dave Wallerstein (14), Mike Miller (15), Brian Szymanski (16), David (Jack) Klinger (17), Daniel Pierce (18), Casey Burmeister (19), Chad Smith (22), Steve Duby (24)

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Roster: Eric Olsen Jr. (1), Damon O’Neal (2), Jason Breed (3), Michael Miller (4), Toby Ferguson (7), Jason Sheaves (8), Brian Ruckman (10), Scott Bruhn (15), Brian Szymanski (16), David Williams (17), Jason Kehoe (19), Richard Sanford (22), Darrell Reynolds (23)

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1999

Head Coach: Rich Pivoriunas (1st Year) Assistant Coaches: Bob Schultz (1st Year)

Head Coach: Rich Pivoriunas (2nd Year) Assistant Coaches: Bob Schultz (2nd Year), Bob Yenrick (1st Year)

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 24-21 OCCAC Record: ? OCCAC Finish: ? Region XII Finish: ?

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 22-24 OCCAC Record: 5-11 OCCAC Finish: 5th Place Region XII Finish: ?

Roster: Jamie Goda (1), Todd Reitz (3), Michael Jividen (4), Rick Gartee (5), Danny Aller (6), Gordie Frey (8), Robert Lopez (9), Justin Mullins (10), Nick Drysel (11), Nate Tolvaisa (14), Scott Bruhn (15), Jeff DeGroff (16), Matt Dissett (17), Brandon Myerholtz (18), Aaron Franke (19), Michael Music (20), Rich Sanford (21), Erik Vidra (22), Jarrell Reynolds (23), Jeff Heitmeyer (33)

Roster: Aaron Franke, Adam Murphy, Bob Grand, Brett Pivoriunas, Chad Gruelich, Corey Scharer, Dan Steingraber, Don Cornell, Doug Miller, Eric Olsen, Jamie Goda, Jeff Hess, Jeremy Dirkmaat, Joe Thomas, John O’Brien, Justin Elinger, Jutin Guerrero, Justin Mullins, Kody Lantz, Matt Kwiatkowski, Matt Speegle, Michael Music, Nick Jurski, Rusty Calmes, Wes Baker

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2001

Head Coach: Rich Pivoriunas (3rd Year) Assistant Coaches: Bob Schultz (3rd Year), Dave Whitmire (1st Year)

Head Coach: Rich Pivoriunas (4th Year) Assistant Coaches: Bob Schultz (4th Year), Dave Whitmire (2nd Year)

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 30-22 OCCAC Record: 11-4 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: 1st Place District Finish: 2nd Place

Division: NJCAA D-III Overall Record: 34-13 OCCAC Record: 15-5 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Roster: Rusty Calmes (1), Lance Runion (2), Matt Speegle (3), Chris Campisi (4), Mel Stachura (6), Jeremy Petroff (7), Todd Rinehart (8), Chris Rickard (9), John O’Brien (10), Jason Wanner (11), Ryan Clark (12), Jon Fitz (13), Andrew Schlageter (14), Craig Seger (16), Kyle Failor (17), Justin Elinger (18), Jordan Schwind (19), Jeff Hess (20), Mark Rabbitt (21), Mark Kahlenberg (22), Mike Cousins (23), Justin Guerrero (24), Eric McDaniel (25), Justin Best (44)

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Roster: Tommy Hodgson (1), Wes Baker (2), Chris Rickard (3), Chris Campisi (4), Corey McCloskey (5), Mel Stachura (6), Tim Dorsey (7), Todd Rinehart (8), Jeff Rockwell (9), Mark Kahlenberg (11), Ryan Clark (12), Dean Cowell (16), Jeremy Petroff (17), Lance Runion (18), Tony Rodriguez (20), Jeremy Krueger (22), Mike Cousins (23), Eric McDaniel (25), Blake McKee, Eric Goetz, Mark Rabbitt, Matt Scott, Matt Vaughan, Tim Haynes, Tom Cooley

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2003

Head Coach: Rich Pivoriunas (5th Year) Assistant Coaches: Bob Schultz (5th Year), John LoCascio (1st Year)

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (1st Year) Assistant Coaches: John LoCascio (2nd Year), Scott Tucker (1st Year)

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 21-25 OCCAC Record: 10-10 OCCAC Finish: 4th Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 38-23 OCCAC Record: 14-6 OCCAC Finish: 2nd Place Region XII Finish: ?

Roster: Tommy Hodgson (1), Jason Runion (2), Michael Valerius (3), Michael McKelvey (4), Adam Bateson (5), Keith Haney (6), Tim Dorsey (7), Pete Anderson (8), Jeff Rockwell (9), Clint Bailey (10), Nick Morris (11), Daniel Vincent (14), Dean Cowell (16), Kacy Christian (17), Nathan Eaton (18), Matt Pribonic (19), David Short (22), Corey McCloskey (23)

Roster: Tony Finley (1), Matt Dedeluk (2), Mike Valerius (3), Matt Guerrero (4), Adam Bateson (5), Keith Haney (6), Matt Yenrick (7), Pete Anderson (8), Nick Morris (9), Clint Bailey (10), Josh Bowers (11), Todd Wells (13), Dan Vincent (14), Scott Zaciewski (17), Nick Caputo (18), Zachary Pettee (19), Adam Dunn (20), Kyle Leppelmeier (21), Jason Runion (22), Jason Sparks (23), Todd Schumaker (24), Roc Roytek (27), Brian Chako (28)

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2005

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (2nd Year) Assistant Coaches: John LoCascio (3rd Year), Scott Tucker (2nd Year)

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (3rd Year) Assistant Coaches: John LoCascio (4th Year), Gabe Medina (1st Year)

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 20-17 OCCAC Record: 11-5 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 31-23 OCCAC Record: 12-8 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Roster: Tony Finley (1), Matt Dedeluk (2), Todd Schumaker (3), Matt Guerrero (4), Jon Reynolds (5), Chad McCullough (6), Mat Yenrick (7), Alex Frank (8), David Quiroga (9), Nick Caputo (10), Todd Wells (13), Roc Roytek (14), Scott Zaciewski (17), Mike Shaneck (18), Zachary Pettee (19), Adam Dunn (20), Kyle Leppelmeier (21), Jason Sparks (23), Kyle Blachuta (24), Tom Hunyor (27), Derek Kozlowski (28)

Roster: Tony Finley (1), Chad McCullough (2), Jeff Hartwig (3), Brett Tscherne (4), Ross Graham (5), Pete Seitz (6), Noel Graham (7), Alex Frank (8), David Quiroga (9), Drew Linder (11), Adam Blachuta (12), Evan Calvin (13), Austin Taylor (14), Mike Ramlow (15), Tom Hunyor (17), Mike Shaneck (18), Thomas Arvay (19), Jeff Telmanik (22), Nicholas Janowicz (23), Cody Myers (24), Derek Kozlowski (28)

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2007

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (4th Year) Assistant Coaches: Gabe Medina (2nd Year), Jason Halka (1st Year)

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (5th Year) Assistant Coaches: Gabe Medina (3rd Year), Jason Halka (2nd Year)

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 32-21 OCCAC Record: 11-9 OCCAC Finish: 3rd Place Sub-Region XII Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 35-9 OCCAC Record: 16-4 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: 2nd Place

Roster: Thomas Arvay (1), Brandon Best (2), Wes Blank (3), Ross Graham (5), Pete Seitz (6), Micah Smith (7), Brett Tscherne (8), Jeremy Sheeks (9), Josh Barton (10), Drew Linder (11), Adam Blachutz (12), Dylan Hefflinger (13), Austin Taylor (14), Mike Ramlow (15), Andy Bean (16), Chris Feix (18), Jimmy Johnson (19), Steve Weigle (20), TJ Willison (21), Jordan Schultz (23), Scott Conley (24), Josh Converse (26), Josh Pheils (27)

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Roster: Brandon Best (1), Dominick Coduti (2), Albert Ayala (3), Brent Graham (5), Adam McNalley (6), Jason Cress (7), Manoli Pahoulis (8), Jeremy Sheeks (9), Kevin Neilly (10), Bryan Conley (11), Austin Ritson (12), Michael Nyitrai (13), Josh Pheils (14), Aaron Stewart (15), Gabriel Espiniera (16), Ajay Meyer (17), Alex Majewski (18), Steve Weigle (20), John Paul Akers (21), Tony Pozega (22), Martin Suarez (23), Scott Conley (24)

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2009

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (6th Year) Assistant Coaches: Gabe Medina (4th Year), Tom DeMarco (1st Year)

Head Coach: Bob Schultz (7th Year) Assistant Coaches: Gabe Medina (5th Year), Tom DeMarco (2nd Year)

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 31-16-1 OCCAC Record: 14-2 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier Roster: Dominick Coduti (2), Alex Majewski (4), Brent Graham (5), Scott Stevenson II (6), Jason Cress (7), Vasilious Mila (8), Adam Brentlinger (9), Joshua Story (10), Philip Hack (11), Austin Ritson (12), Michael Nyitrai (13), Casey Winckowski (14), Brian Shafer (15), Tyler Proctor (16), Ajay Meyer (17), Jared Wolff (18), Kevin Dunn (19), Ryan Munch (20), Zakk Hanna (21), Juan Pinero III (22), Jordan Schultz (23), Martin Suarez (24), Travis Brewer (26), Craig Kidston (28)

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Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 34-10 OCCAC Record: 11-4 OCCAC Finish: 1st Place Sub-Region XII Finish: Qualifier Roster: Jared Gibbons (1), Craig Kidston (2), Eric Vaughan (3), Devin Dorsten (4), Neal Linthicum (6), Adam Brentlinger (7), Joe Maurer (8), Josh Stewart (9), Ben Fox (10), Bryan Daniel (11), Tim DeCant (12), Justin Adkins (13), Casey Winckowski (14), Brian Shafer (15), Nate Cress (16), Joel Gattoni (17), Michael Romano (18), Adam Bailey (19), Ross Joost (20), Josh Newman (21), Joe Engle (23), Ross Knierim (24), Tom Wojciechowski (27), Bryan Bogart (28)

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Head Coach: Bob Schultz (8th Year) Assistant Coaches: Gabe Medina (6th Year), Tom DeMarco (3rd Year)

Head Coach: Del Young (1st Year) Associate Head Coach: Gabe Medina (1st Year) Assistant Coaches: Scott Tesluck (1st Year)

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 35-20 OCCAC Record: 4-8 OCCAC Finish: 3rd Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 25-13 OCCAC Record: 9-5 OCCAC Finish: 2nd Place Sub-Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Roster: Jared Gibbons (1), Blake Schmenk (2), Kevin Dorsten (4), Jesse Solomon (5), Neal Linthicum (6), Eric Vaughan (7), Joe Maurer (8), Eric Stuart (9), Ben Fox (10), Bryan Daniel (11), Tim DeCant (12), Derrick Garcia (13), Matt Hayes (14), Garrett Busch (15), Austin Gunn (16), Ryan West (17), Michael Romano (18), Devin East (19), Ross Joost (20), Chris Rice (21), Matt Joseph (22), Joe Engle (23), Josh Newman (24), Joel Gattoni (27)

Roster: Austin Gunn (1), Blake Schmenk (2), Titus Pierce (3), Matt Hayes (4), Jesse Solomon (5), Joe Sickler (6), Zak Esposito (7), Nate Miceli (8), Tyler Brown-Lewis (9), Daniel Heatherly (10), Danny Schira (11), James Moore (12), Kelley Wagner (13), Shawn Downey (14), Garrett Busch (15), Scott Robinson (16), Kacy Dwornik (18), Jeff Davis (19), Shane Powell (20), Travis Tackett (22), Ryan Hotmer (23), Michael Louis (24), Andrew Joseph (26), Jordan Basinger (27), Andrew Poland (28)

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Head Coach: Del Young (2nd Year) Assistant Coaches: Scott Tesluck (2nd Year), John Parisho (1st Year)

Head Coach: Devin Taylor (1st Year) Assistant Coaches: John Parisho (2nd Year), Zach Tanner (1st Year)

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 19-35 OCCAC Record: 8-16 OCCAC Finish: 4th Place Sub-Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Division: NJCAA D-II Overall Record: 15-29 OCCAC Record: 7-17 OCCAC Finish: 4th Place Sub-Region XII Finish: 1st Place Region XII Finish: Qualifier

Roster: Logan Shullick (1), Ryan Horvath (2), Michael Louis (3), Nate Manis (4), Trevor Ozenbaugh (5), Joe Sickler (6), Nick Collins (8), Justin Elder (9), Daniel Heatherly (10), Dane Davis (11), James Moore Jr. (12), Jesse Castilleja (13), Austin Legate (14), Alex Juday (15), Adam Jones (16), Clayton Ruch (17), Sean Koerber (18), Jeff Davis (19), Chris Ward (21), Ryan Hotmer (23), Aaron Peoples (25), Andrew Joseph (26), Jordan Basinger (27), Garrett Scott (28), Jose Leal Jr. (29), Travis Tackett (30)

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Roster: Ryan Horvath (2), Justin Elder (3), Nate Manis (4), Dane Davis (5), Nick Collins (6), Logan Shullick (7), Nolan Rao (8), Jordan Hill (9), Dru Sebastian (11), Alex Samson (12), Kody McCall (14), Anthony Perez (15), Nick Morrow (16), Sean Koerber (18), Luke Whelpton (19), Ardian Selmani (20), Sam Hackney (21), Benjamin Breymier (22), Riaz Baksh (23), Michael Fry (24), Nick Street (25), Garrett Scott (28), Austin Cowan (30), Derek Hafner, Austin Legate, Chip Wujek, Matthew Zitny

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Express Baseball Record Book Batting - Season

Steals

Pitching - Season

Saves

Batting Average

34 - Brett Pivoriunas, 1999

ERA

7 - Clayton Ruch, 2012

RBIs

.79 - Aaron Franke, 1999

Pitching - Career

At Bats

68 - Joe Engle, 2010

Wins

172 - Mike Valerius, 2003

Pitching - Game

11 - Eric Vaughan, 2010

Hits

Strikeouts

Strikeouts

82 - Mike Valerius, 2003

14 - Chris Ward vs Lakeland on

110 - Ryan Clark, 2001

.521 - Joe Engle, 2010

Home Runs 9 - Eric McDaniel, 2000

Triples 7 - Joe Engle, 2010

Doubles

April 27, 2012

Wins 17 - Ryan Clark

13 - Ryan Clark vs Joliet College on May 13, 2000 11 - Mel Stachura vs Cincinnati State on April 21, 2001 11 - Aaron Franke vs Lakeland on April 27, 1999

Major League Draft Selections 1999 - Aaron Franke (Anaheim Angels, 8th Round) 2000 - Ryan Clark (New York Yankees, 40th Round) 2005 - Mike Ramlow (Milwaukee Brewers, 24th Round, #715)

19 - Joe Engle, 2010

Runs

Professional Signings

75, Adam Bateson, 2003

2007 - Albert Ayala, River City Rascals (Frontier League) 2011- Andrew “Ajay” Meyer, Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

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