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Francis Marion University 2011 Patriot Baseball


FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY BASEBALL GUIDE INFORMATION TABLE OF CONTENTS

FMU FACTS

Quick Facts 2013 Schedule 2013 Roster 2013 Team Outlook 2013 Preseason Top 30 Poll Coaching Staff 2013 Summer Camps Player Profiles Hall of Famers / Team MVPs Career Stats for Returnees 2012 Statistics 2012 Game Results New Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium Old Cormell Field Peach Belt Conference Information 2012 PBC Standings 2012 Season Recap / Honors FMU vs USC game All-Time Series Records Year-By-Year Team Records

Location ............................................. Florence, SC 29502-0547 Address .............................................................. PO Box 100547 Founded .............................................................................. 1970 Enrollment .......................................................................... 4,093 President ............................................................. Dr. Fred Carter Athletic Affiliation ................................................ NCAA Division II Conference Affiliation ............................. Peach Belt Conference Nickname ........................................................................ Patriots Colors ............................................................... Red, White, Blue Home Field ....... Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium (cap. 1,755) Dimensions: 330 / 375 / 400 / 375 / 330 Athletic Director .................................................... Murray Hartzler Senior Women’s Administrator................................... Stacey Vallee Athletic Trainers ................................. Reghan Boob, Joe Cauble Compliance Officer ............................................ Ashleigh Combs Faculty Athletic Representative ........................... Dr. Allen Clabo Athletic Office ......Phone (843) 661-1240......Fax (843) 317-4256 Head Baseball Coach .............................................. Art Inabinet Telephone........Office (843) 661-1242 Cell (843) 206-4558 Baseball E-mail Address ...................... ainabinet@fmarion.edu Assistant Baseball Coach .................................. Robbie Wilson Telephone.....Office (843) 661-4624...... rwilson@fmarion.edu Assistant Baseball Coach ........................................ Tyler Boydl Telephone.....Office (843) 661-1242......... tboyd@fmarion.edu Sports Information Director ......................... Michael G. Hawkins Telephone ....... Office (843) 661-1222 Cell (843) 230-8102 SID E-Mail Address ............................. mhawkins@fmarion.edu Sports Information Intern.............................................. Daniel Shipp E-Mail Address ..................................... dshipp@fmarion.edu Sports Information FAX Number ........................ (843) 661-1219 University Website Address..................................www.fmarion.edu University Athletic Website Address ............www.fmupatriots.com

Francis Marion University placed 83 student athletes, including 13 baseball players, on last year’s Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the academic year), 45 percent of all our student athletes. FMU also placed 85 student athletes (13 baseball players) on its own Fall semester 2012 Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll.

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2012 FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY BASEBALL SCHEDULE Date Feb. 1-3 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 13 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Mar. 30 Apr. 3 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 9 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 16 Apr. 19 Apr. 20 May. 2 May. 3 May 6 May 8-12

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Opponent Time Carolinas Hospital System Baseball Classic Claflin University 3:00 King College (TN) 3:00 Belmont Abbey College 3:00 Newberry College 3:00 College of St. Rose (DH) 1:00 College of St. Rose 1:00 Seton Hill University (DH) # 1:00 Seton Hill University 1:00 at Claflin University 3:00 at USC Aiken * 4:00 at USC Aiken (DH) * 1:00 at Limestone College 2:30 at Georgia Southwestern St. U. (DH) * 1:00 at Georgia Southwestern State Univ. * 1:00 Lander University * 7:00 Lander University (DH) * 1:00 Benedict College 7:00 at Georgia College * 3:00 at Georgia College (DH) * 1:00 at Newberry College 6:00 Columbus State University (DH) * 1:00 Columbus State University * 1:00 at Wingate University 6:00 Armstrong Atlantic State University * 7:00 Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. (DH) * 2:00 Saint Augustine's College (DH) 4:00 at UNC Pembroke (DH) * 1:00 at UNC Pembroke * 1:00 Wingate University 6:00 University of Montevallo (DH) * 1:00 University of Montevallo * 12:00 at Mount Olive College 6:00 Augusta State University * 7:00 Augusta State University (DH) * 1:00 at Young Harris College * 6:00 at Young Harris College (DH) * 1:00 Winston-Salem State University 7:00 at Peach Belt Conference Tournament TBA * Peach Belt Conference game # Homecoming

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2012 FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY BASEBALL ROSTER No. 1 3 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 44 45 46

Name Brett Fulmer Michael Wilson Isaac Davenport Brandon Stoots Josh Hardwick Stephen Tarkenton Trevor Hutto Jacob Golliday Chris Harrison Dalton Gress David DeWolfe Jacob Watson Casey Gebhardt Stephen Johnson Don Sandifer Chance DuCharme Harrison Hood Jarrod Reed Jeffrey Stoner Gary Ashcraft Rhodes Dickerson Austin Cox Justin Turbeville Jaime Collins Daniel Barfield John Rossi Tyler Smith Will Chandler Paxton Buckner Brian Davis Zach Fraley Spencer Jordan Michael Keels Cole Morris Tyler Schwartz Shaefer Shepard Luke Tollison Ryan Trout Stuart Vincent

Pos. INF INF OF RHP UT INF RHP C RHP OF INF INF OF INF RHP RHP RHP OF RHP RHP INF RHP RHP INF LHP RHP LHP C RHP LHP LHP RHP OF INF INF INF UT RHP INF

Class So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr.

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

Wt. 150 175 165 160 185 190 170 200 185 170 210 170 170 190 205 190 190 190 210 200 230 190 180 180 180 225 220 210 200 185 225 215 175 150 180 190 195 175 200

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

Hometown (Previous School) Columbia, SC (Richland Northeast HS) Florence, SC (Florence Christian School) Chattanooga, TN (Chattanooga State CC) N. Charleston, SC (USC Salkehatchie) Conway, SC (Brunswick CC) Newnan,GA (Southern Union State CC) North Augusta, SC (North Augusta HS) Outer Banks, NC (Pitt Comm. Coll.) Lexington, SC (Coastal Carolina Univ.) Aiken, SC (South Aiken HS) Fredericton,NB,Canada (Independence CC) Charlotte, NC (Louisburg College) Charlotte, NC (South Mecklenburg HS) Vista, CA (Southwestern College) Bamberg, SC (Bamberg Ehrhardt HS) Kill Devil Hills, NC (First Flight HS) Charlotte, NC (South Mecklenburg HS) Semmes, AL (Southern Union State CC) Martinez, GA (Lakeside HS) Owens Cross Roads,AL (So.Union St.CC) Darlington, SC (Florence-Darlington Tech) Mesa, AZ (Chandler-Gilbert CC) Conway, SC (Carolina Forest HS) St. George, SC (Dorchester Acad.) Fort Mill, SC (Fort Mill HS) Monaca, PA (Coastal Carolina Univ.) Sumter, SC (Wilson Hall) Aynor, SC (Univ. of South Carolina) Pawley's Island, SC (Waccamaw HS) Marion, SC (Pee Dee Acad.) Weston, FL (Cypress Bay HS) Florence, SC (Univ. of South Carolina) Manning, SC (Spartanburg Methodist Coll) Chapin, SC (Chapin HS) Greenville, SC (Southern Wesleyan Univ.) Boca Raton, FL (Boca Raton HS) Laurens, SC (Spartanburg Methodist Coll.) N. Charleston, SC (Northwood Acad.) Irmo, SC (Dutch Fork HS)

HEAD COACH: Art Inabinet (#35) ASSISTANT COACHES: Robbie Wilson (#5), Tyler Boyd (#11) TRAINERS: Reghan Boob , Joe Cauble AD: Murray Hartzler SID: Michael G. Hawkins, Daniel Shipp (intern) 3


2013 SEASON OUTLOOK

FMU opens first full season at Sparrow Stadium The nationally ranked Francis Marion University baseball team will open its 2013 season on Friday when the Patriots play host to Claflin University at 3 p.m. in the opening game of the Carolinas Hospital System Baseball Classic. The four-team event will continue through Sunday with two games each day on Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium in FMU’s new Griffin Athletic Complex. Daily admission will be $8 for adults and $5 for students. FMU students will be admitted free with identification and appropriate Swamp Fox Club passes will be honored. In addition to FMU playing Claflin on Friday, King College (TN) will meet Belmont Abbey College at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Belmont Abbey will play Claflin at noon and FMU will battle King at 3 p.m. To conclude the event on Sunday, Claflin and King will play at noon and FMU and Belmont Abbey at 3 p.m. Francis Marion is ranked seventh in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper pre-season 2013 national poll. The Patriots also appear in the rankings of two other preseason national polls: 10th in the College Baseball Lineup NCAA Division II Top-30 poll and 19th in the D2BaseballNews.com Top-25 poll. FMU head coach Art Inabinet welcomes back 14 letterwinners, including six position starters and five members of the pitching staff from last year’s squad that posted a 40-18 record and made a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Patriots have reached the regional title game each of the past three seasons, while also registering 40-win seasons. According to Inabinet, senior righthander Gary Ashcraft (6-0 record in 2012 with a 3.27 earned run average) will start the season opener. Sophomore righty Chris Harrison, a transfer from Coastal Carolina University (0-1, 1 save, 1.35 ERA), is the Patriots’ probable starter on Saturday and senior right-hander Don Sandifer (1-4, 3 saves, 4.62 ERA) will pitch on Sunday against the Crusaders. “For the first time in a while, I feel as though our strength will be in our hitters,” Inabinet said. “We return some position players who have a lot of collegiate experience. Our pitching staff took a hit when pre-season All-Region selection Spencer Jordan (10-4, 2.97 ERA) went down with a seasonending arm injury earlier this month. That being said, we do return two quality starters in Ashcraft and Sandifer and now some of the newcomers and returning bullpen guys will have to step up and fill Jordan’s void.” Sandifer, the lone fourth-year senior on the roster, has a career record of 19-8 with a 3.03 ERA in 50 appearances. He has fanned

209 batters in 237.2 innings.

FMU does return closer Jeffrey Stoner, who was recently named to the PBC preseason All-Conference team. The junior right-hander moved to the Patriot bullpen midway through the 2012 season and finished second in the conference, and 27th nationally, with nine saves. He registered a 6-4 record with a 3.67 earned run average and struck out 88 batters in only 83.1 innings pitched. He finished fifth in the conference in total strikeouts and ranked 45th nationally in strikeouts per nine innings (9.43 per game). As a freshman in 2011, he was 9-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 15 appearances and earned All-Conference recognition.

Leading the position returnees are senior third baseman Stephen Tarkenton (.294 average in 2012 with 11 doubles, and 37 runs batted in), senior outfielder Jarrod Reed (.333, 32 RBIs), junior shortstop Michael Wilson (.318, 27 RBIs), and senior

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first baseman Rhodes Dickerson (.256). Seniors Jacob Golliday ( .283, 9 2Bs, 2 HRs, 24 RBIs) and Will Chandler (.306, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs) both return to handle the catching and designated hitting roles. Outfielder Isaac Davenport, a transfer from Chattanooga State Community College, and infielder Jacob Watson, a transfer from Louisburg College, head a list of 18 newcomers – eight of whom are true freshmen. “We are excited to get the season started, and the players are ready to play someone other than themselves. We have been beating up on each other for the past three weeks.” On being picked as the Peach Belt Conference’s pre-season favorite, Inabinet pined, “It is nice to be recognized by your peers as having a quality program, but at the same time it is pre-season and we want to be there at the end of the year. Our goal is to play hard each and every day, communicate, catch, and throw so at the end of the season we can put ourselves in a position to make a run at a championship.” The Patriots’ 50-game slate includes 30 home contests in their new facility. Inabinet, who is entering his 16th year (13 at FMU) as a college head coach, is three wins shy of 500 for his career with a 497-280-2 record.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's 2013 NCAA Div. II Pre-Season Poll No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. St. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

School West Chester Delta St. Mount Olive Central Missouri St. Mary's, TX Tampa Francis Marion Minn. St.-Mankato Franklin Pierce S.C. Aiken Cal. St. Chico Indianapolis Catawba Cloud State Grand Valley State West Florida Tusculum S. New Hampshire Nova Southeastern Colorado Mesa

'12 Rcd 46-10 49-15 44-10 48-9 49-11 38-10 40-18 51-12 38-19-1 37-18 40-19 46-16 45-17 48-14 43-16 35-19 48-10 43-15 35-15 39-16

Pts 628 614 608 596 588 568 548 522 510 486 484 444 430 430 414 408 360 356 350 340


FMU BASEBALL HEAD COACH

HEAD COACH Art Inabinet Art Inabinet, 47, is entering his 13th season as head baseball coach at Francis Marion University and his 15th year overall at the university. He owns a 413226-2 coaching mark at FMU, and a career coaching record of 497-280-2 in 15 seasons at the four-year collegiate level. In nine of his 12 seasons as head coach, the Patriots have won 30 games, and seven times FMU has earned invitations to the NCAA Division II national tournament. Nine times during his tenure the Patriots have appeared in the final Top 30 national poll at the conclusion of the season, and dating back to the 2005 season, the Patriots have appeared in 126 of the past 135 national polls. Eleven Francis Marion players have been chosen in the Major League Baseball draft over the past 11 years, and five are currently playing professionally. The St. Matthews, S.C., native served as a Patriot assistant for two seasons (1999-2000) before succeeding long-time head coach Gerald Griffin as the second head coach in the program's history. The Patriots posted a combined 37-48 record during Inabinet's two years as Griffin's assistant. This past season, Francis Marion finished with a 40-18 record and made a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament – where the Patriots reached the regional title game for the third consecutive season. The Patriots tied for second during the Peach Belt Conference regular season, reached the semifinals of the PBC Tournament, and were ranked seventh nationally in the final Top 25 poll. FMU has posted 40-win campaigns each of the past three seasons. In the final NCAA stats, the Patriots ranked among the Top 20 in three statistical categories: fifth in total hits (658), ninth in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (2.68), and 13th in sacrifice bunts (59). Francis Marion also ranked 25th in earned run average (3.42), 28th in runs scored (385), 33rd in doubles (103), 37th in batting average (.314), 48th in strikeouts per nine innings (7.3), and 50th in scoring (6.6 runs per game). In 2011, Francis Marion equaled the school record for wins with a 41-16 mark, won the Peach Belt Conference regular-season crown, received its third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid, and

reached the regional title game for the second year in a row. The Patriots ranked ninth in the final 2011 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II Top 30 poll, the third such end-of-the-season Top 10 ranking in school history (and the second year in a row). In addition to Inabinet earning PBC Coach of the Year honors, FMU also achieved a conference first by garnering Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and Freshman of the Year awards. Nationally, the Patriots ranked among the Top 20 in ten statistical categories: second in sacrifice flies (40), third in sacrifice bunts (75), fourth in hits (629) and hit-by-pitches (93), fifth in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (2.41), 11th in fielding percentage (0.971), 14th in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (7.65), 15th in earned run average (2.83), 16th in triples (20), and 17th in runs scored (407). FMU ranked 21st in win-loss percentage (0.719), 22nd in team batting average (0.323), and 37th in runs per game (7.1). In 2010, FMU was 40-14, the second-most wins in team history, and the Patriots tied for the PBC’s East Division crown. For the first time, FMU was selected to host the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament where the Patriots placed second. Francis Marion ended the year ranked 10th in the final Top 30 poll. At the conclusion of the season, the Patriots were ranked among the Top 20 nationally in six statistical categories, including eighth in sacrifice bunts (56), 13th in earned run average (3.67) and fewest hits allowed per nine innings (8.63), 14th in won-loss percentage (.741), 15th in fielding percentage (.967), and 20th in players being hit-by-pitches (83). In 2009, FMU posted a 38-15-1 record, finished second during the PBC regular season, won the PBC Tournament title, and earned its fourth national tournament bid in the past seven years, placing third at the regional. The Patriots were ranked 14th in the final Top 30 poll. In the NCAA endof-the-season team rankings, the Patriots ranked in the top 50 of 13 different categories: including 29th in fielding percentage (.965), 39th in batting average (.333), and 42nd in team ERA (4.34). In 2008, FMU went 34-20, tied for third in the PBC regularseason standings, and ended the year ranked 27th. The Patriots ranked in the Top 20 nationally in six different statistical categories. The 2007 Patriot team was 36-18, placed third during the PBC regular season, and ended the year ranked 29th. Each of the those two seasons saw FMU narrowly miss out on a bid to the Division II national tournament.

Art Inabinet’s Coaching Resume Years 1989-91 1992 1992-98 1999-2000 2001-13

Title (Head Coach) Graduate Assistant Head Coach Head Coach Assistant Coach under Gerald Griffin Head Coach

School Winthrop University The Catawba School North Greenville College Francis Marion University Francis Marion University 5


In 2006, Inabinet directed the Patriots to a program-best 41-18 record, a No.6 national ranking, and the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II College World Series. The Patriots were ranked as high as third in the national poll during the 2006 campaign and spent seven weeks in the Top 10. FMU placed second in the Peach Belt regular-season standings. Following the 2006 season, Inabinet was selected as the ABCA/Diamond Sports Company Coach of the Year for the South Atlantic Region.

"Coach of the Year" for the NJCAA Region X, as the Mounties posted a 31-22 record and won the region title. Inabinet earned both the B.S. degree in history and the M.A.T. degree in secondary education (social sciences) from Winthrop University. As an undergraduate student, he was a four-year letterman on the Eagle baseball team. Following his playing career, he served as a graduate assistant coach at Winthrop from 1989 to 1991. He also was the head baseball coach at The Catawba School for one year (1992). Inabinet is director of the annual FMU Baseball Camp held during the summer. He is married to the former Kimberly Reese, and the couple has one child, Reese.

In 2005, he led FMU to a 34-16-1 record, a No. 14 national ranking, and an NCAA post-season invitation. During the 2005 campaign, he captured his 200th career win, and FMU's 34 wins was one shy of the then team record. Ten of the 16 losses were to nationally ranked opponents. FMU's team ERA of 3.11 was the lowest for a Patriot staff since 1980 and ranked eighth in NCAA II. The Patriots placed third in the PBC standings. In 2004, Inabinet guided the Patriots to a 29-17 record and a fifthplace finish during the PBC regular season. FMU won 10 of its final 11 contests and spent six weeks in the Division II Top 30 poll, including one week at No. 7, the program's then highest ranking ever. The team's ERA of 3.47 led the PBC and ranked 11th nationally. In 2003, he directed FMU to a 30-20 mark, a No. 18 national ranking, and a third-place finish at the NCAA's South Atlantic Regional. Picked to finish eighth in the PBC preseason coaches' poll, the Patriots finished third in the PBC with an 18-10 mark, only one-half game away from winning the program's first-ever conference title. The 18 conference wins were a team record. Playing an extremely tough schedule in 2003, FMU was 10-10 against Top-30 opponents. In Inabinet's first two seasons at the helm of the Patriots, FMU posted records of 24-27 in 2001 and 26-27 in 2002. Prior to joining the FMU staff in 1999, he served as head coach at North Greenville College for six seasons, recording a 155-122 mark (84-54 as a 4-year institution). He guided the Mounties program from junior college status to a four-year program in 1996. After making that transition, North Greenville was 14-21 in 1996, 34-17 in 1997, and 36-16 in 1998, including a pair of second-place finishes in the Mid-South Conference his last two years. In 1995, Inabinet was named the Louisville Slugger 6


FMU ASSISTANT COACHES

Robbie Wilson

Tyler Bord

Robbie Wilson begins his ninth season as assistant coach for the Patriot program. His responsibilities include working in the areas of hitting and fielding, as well as recruiting. He also serves as the university's coordinator of the Champs Life Skills program. Wilson, 35, has helped the Patriots to eight 30-win seasons, six NCAA Tournament invitations, and a spot in the final Top 30 poll each of the past eight campaigns (including four Top-10 rankings). Last season, Francis Marion finished 40-18, were ranked seventh nationally, and made a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament – where FMU reached the regional title game for the third consecutive season. In 2011, FMU posted a program-best 41-16 record, won the Peach Belt Conference regular-season championship, and reached the title game of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament. With Wilson in the first base coaching box, the 2006 FMU squad compiled a then program-best 4118 record, ended the year ranked sixth nationally, and made the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II College World Series. During the summers of 2007 and 2008, Wilson served as head coach of the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plain League. He guided the Daredevils to a two-year mark of 48-58, and his 2008 squad earned a spot in the Petitt Cup Championship Tournament. During the summers of 2005 and 2006, he was the head coach of the Allegany Country Nitros of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. He guided the Nitros to a 27-23 record in 2006 and a spot in the league championship series. Prior to joing the FMU staff, Wilson spent the 2004 season as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb University. The NCAA Division I Bulldogs compiled a 32-25 record and placed fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference final regular-season standings. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Wilson is a 1999 graduate of King College, where he was a four-year letterman on the baseball diamond. A center fielder, he was named his squad's most valuable player in 1999. He visited South Africa in 1998 as a member of an Athletes in Action squad. He also earned a master's degree from East Tennessee State University in 2002. He served as a graduate assistant at ETSU, instructing four collegiate-level physical education classes. Prior to taking the position at Gardner-Webb, he served as an assistant coach at King for three seasons (2000, 2001, 2002). An avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, Wilson has also worked as sports editor and writer for The Chattanoogan.com, and spent one year as assistant to the general manager of the Johnson City Cardinals minor league baseball organization. He and his wife have a daughter (Hallie) and a son (Banks).

Former Patriot player Tyler Boyd is entering his first season with the Patriot staff as an assistant coach. His duties at FMU include working with hitters, outfielders and recruiting. Boyd, a native of Lamar, S.C., was a four-year starter in the outfield for the Patriots from 2009 to 2012. Boyd earned the B.A. degree in history in 2012. During his Patriot playing career, he appeared in 194 contests and hit .296 with 24 doubles, seven home runs, and 94 runs batted in. He registered a .366 on-base percentage, stole 16 bases in 21 attempts, and committed only four errors with 13 outfield assists. He helped lead the Patriots to a four-year mark of 159-63-1 and four trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament. He is a graduate of Lamar High School and comes from a coaching family. At Lamar, he played for his dad J.R. Boyd. He earned All-State and All-Region honors in baseball and football as a senior. He batted .564 with 13 extra base hits, 22 runs, 28 RBIs as a senior and was a 2007 WPDE TV-15 AllZone Team member as a quarterback.

FMU PATRIOTS SUMMER CAMP Francis Marion University will hold two sessions of its annual Baseball Camp in 2013, June 17-21 and July 15-19. This camps provides the opportunity for young athletes to develop and polish their diamond skills. The camp is open to children ages 9-12, and runs from 9 a.m. until noon. Conducted by Francis Marion head baseball coach Art Inabinet, his staff, and members of the Patriot baseball team, the camp will stress learning basic game strategy and making the most of individual skills. Applications are now being accepted. The camp will cost $70 per session, if paid in advance, or $80 on the first day. Enrollment is limited. Each camper will receive a T-shirt. For details, contact the FMU Athletics Office at 843-661-1240. 7


MEET THE 2013 PATRIOTS

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BRETT FULMER INF, R/R, 5’9”, 150 lbs., So., Columbia, SC

FMU: Second-year player at FMU....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2012....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll (2012 spring, fall)....An above average runner....Good arm strength....Left side of the infield....PERSONAL: Born Brett Alan Fulmer in Columbia, SC....Graduated from Richland Northeast High School, where he played for coach Thane Maness.... 4-year starter for the Cavalier varsity....2010 Team MVP....All-Area Team....As a senior, hit .375 with 25 runs, 16 RBIs, 18 SBs.... During his junior year, batted .413 with 17 RBIs, 20-21 SBs, and .953 fielding percentage....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Major League Baseball player...Favorite Athlete: Chase Utley...Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Rush Hour....Favorite Food: Steak....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Basketball....Hobbies: Waterskiing....MAJOR: Finance.

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MICHAEL WILSON INF, L/R, 6’0”, 195 lbs., Jr., Florence, SC

FMU: Third-year starter at FMU....2012 honors: NCBWA Division II Preseason All-Southeast Region Team (2nd Team), ABCA/Rawlins Division II Preseason Players To Watch List, NCAA SE Regional All-Tournament Team....23 multi-hit and 4 multi-RBI games in 2012....2011 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year....Father (Mike) was an All-American infielder for Francis Marion in the late 1970s and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.....Member of the NRA....PERSONAL: Born Michael Sims Wilson in Florence, SC...Attended Florence Christian School, where he played for coaches Scotty Keefe and Chuck Sterling (both former Patriots)....Senior stats: .439 avg, 4 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 19 SBs....Helped Eagles to a 12-6 record and spot in SCISA state tournament....All-State, All-Region, All-Star game participant....Holds school records for hits (108), runs (90), and stolen bases (62)....3-sport standout....SCISA ScholarAthlete....Nickname is Mike....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Pro athlete....Favorite Athlete: Josh Hamilton....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves.....Favorite Movie: Gangster Squad....Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty.....Favorite Food: Ahi Tuna....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: Facebook.com....Do You Tweet: Yes @mwilson003....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Anything you could think of from Justin Bieber to Five Finger Death Punch....Favorite Thing About FMU: Pretty much know the majority of the people that go here....Hobbies: Hunting, wakeboarding, beating Jarrod Reed in ping pong....Interesting Notes: Barrett Kleinknecht (cousin); He's pretty famous; Peach Belt Freshman of the Year; I hate when my music is on an odd number....Any Brush With Greatness?: I once wore a pair of Buddy Sosnosky's cleats for an entire year and have personally shaken the hand of the legend himself Austin Smetana, aka. Smut.....MAJOR: Business economics.

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ISAAC DAVENPORT OF, L/L, 5’10”, 165 lbs., Jr., Chattanooga, TN

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Likely starter in right field....Transfer from Chattanooga State Community College....PERSONAL: Born Isaac Casey Davenport in Chattanooga, Tenn......Nickname is Tennessee....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Cowboy....Favorite Athlete: Ken Griffey Jr.....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Legends of the Fall....Favorite TV Show: Anything on the Outdoor Channel....Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Golf....Favorite Website: Bass Pro Shot....Favorite On-Line Activity: Facebook....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country....Favorite Thing About FMU: The baseball stadium....Hobbies: Hunt and fish....Any Brush With Greatness?: In the JUCO World Series, I batted .700 and was on track to beat Kirby Puckett's record for best batting average in the tournament.....MAJOR: Sociology.

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BRANDON STOOTS RHP, R/R, 5’10”, 160 lbs., Jr., North Charleston, SC

FMU: First-year player at FMU.....Transfer from USC Salkehatchie....PERSONAL: Born Brandon Garris Stoots in Goose Creek, SC....Graduate of Northwood Academy....2008, 2009 SCISA All-State....2009 North/South Baseball Team....SCISA All-State football team 2009....North/South Football Team 2009....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Pro baseball player....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights....Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty....Favorite Food: Moe's....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: Ducks Unlimited....Favorite On-Line Activity: Buying duck hunting stuff....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country music....Favorite Thing About FMU: The baseball field....Hobbies: Hunting and fishing....Interesting Notes: SCISA All-State baseball team 2008 & 2009, North/ South Baseball Team 2009, SCISA All-State football team 2009, North/South Football Team 2009, USC Salkehatchie Male Athlete of the Year 2011....MAJOR: Business Management.

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JOSH HARDWICK UT, R/R, 6’0”, 185 lbs., Jr., Conway, SC

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Transfer from Brunswick Community College....PERSONAL: Born Josh Hardwick in Conway, S.C.....Graduate of Conway High School....Played on AAAA state runners-up squads in 2008 and 2009....Nickname is Hardwick....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Play in the MLB....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: The A-Team....Favorite TV Show: Prison Break....Favorite Food: Tomatoes and rice....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Golf....Favorite Website: SEC sports....Favorite On-Line Activity: Bike Race.... Do You Tweet: No....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country music....Favorite Thing About FMU: Baseball program....Hobbies: Hunting, golfing, boating, and the beach....Interesting Notes: 2011 District X Champions JUCO Division 2, Conference Championship Runner-Up 2012 District X, State Championship Runner-Up 08,09 (Conway High School)....MAJOR: Business MIS.

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STEPHEN TARKENTON 3B-1B, R/R, 5’9”, 190 lbs., Sr., Newnan, GA

FMU: Returning starter at both first and third....Third on the team in RBIs (37)....18 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games in 2012....Had a 9-game hitting streak....Had key 2-run single in 5-4 upset of the University of South carolina in stadium opener....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2012.....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll (2012 spring)....Transfer from Southern Union State Community College.....SUSCC: Helped the Bison to a 40-18 record in 2011 by hitting .355 with 13 doubles, 26 RBI and 44 runs scored....PERSONAL: Born Stephen Tarkenton in Newnan, GA.....Graduaten of Newnan High School....His great uncle is former NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton....Nickname is Tark....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Baseball.....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones.....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves.....Favorite Movie: Rudy.....Favorite TV Show:Jersey Shore.....Favorite Food: Ribs.....Favorite Website: Facebook.....Do You Tweet: No.....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country, rock, rap.....Favorite Thing About FMU: Baseball team.....Hobbies: Dove hunting.....Interesting Notes: Related to Fran Tarkenton Hall-of-Fame QB for New York Giants and Minnesota...MAJOR: History.

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TREVOR HUTTO RHP, R/R, 6’0”, 170 lbs., Fr., North Augusta, SC

FMU: First-year player at FMU.....PERSONAL: Born Trevor Ryan Hutto in Lexington, S.C.....Product of North Augusta High School....Nickname is Huddy....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Marine....Favorite Athlete: Jason Heyward....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Act of Valor....Favorite TV Show: Swamp People....Favorite Food: Steak and shrimp....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: Mlb.com....Favorite On-Line Activity: Tweeting....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa....Favorite Thing About FMU: The baseball program....Hobbies: Ping Pong; tweeting; deer duck, and turkey hunting....Interesting Notes: Cousin Tyler Colvin plays right field for the Colorado Rockies....Any Brush With Greatness?: Threw a 1-hitter in the 18U WWBA Perfect Game Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.....MAJOR: Pre-Med. 9


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JACOB GOLLIDAY C, R/R, 6’1”, 200 lbs., Sr., Outer Banks, NC

FMU: Returning starter....11 multi-hit and 9 multi-RBI games in 2012....Only 2 passed balls in 31 starts behind the plate....Also time at the DH position....Big strong player.....Can potentially hit for power....Transfer from Pitt Community College........PCC: Helped the Bulldogs to a 38-13 record in 2011.....Hit .333 with 3 home runs, 26 RBI and 27 runs scored to go along with three triples....PERSONAL: Born Jacob Golliday in Chesapeake, Va....A graduate of First Flight High School.....PERSONAL FAVORITES: Favorite Athlete: Yadier Molina.....Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees.....Favorite Movie: Caddyshack.....Favorite TV Show: Sportscenter.....Favorite Food: Chicken.....Favorite Website: Twitter.....Favorite On-Line Activity: Anything.....What's in Your CD Player/iPOD: House music and rap.....Favorite Thing about FMU: Baseball.....Hobbies: Playiing golf.....MAJOR: Management Information Systems (MIS).

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CHRIS HARRISON RHP, R/R, 6’0”, 185 lbs., So., Lexington, SC

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Could see time in the 2013 starting rotation....Transfer from Coastal Carolina University.....PERSONAL: Born Christopher Adam Harrison in Columbia, S.C.....Product of White Knoll High School....Nickname is Chris....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Baseball player for the Atlanta Braves....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Anchorman or Talladega Nights....Favorite TV Show: Family Guy....Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football or golf....Favorite Website: Twitter....Favorite On-Line Activity: Tweeting....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Everything from Brantley Gilbert to Flocka....Favorite Thing About FMU: The new baseball stadium....Hobbies: Golfing, watching movies, fishing, cooking....Interesting Notes: I had Tommy John surgery after my junior year of high school....Any Brush With Greatness?: Won 2010 state championship for baseball in high school; North/South All-Star senior year of high school....MAJOR: Mass Communications.

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DALTON GRESS OF, L/R, 5’9”, 170 lbs., Jr., Aiken, SC

FMU: Two-year letterwinner at FMU....Red-shirted in 2010....Part-time starter in 2011....Adds depth and left-handed bat to the outfield....PBC Presidential Honor Roll 2010, 2011, 2012....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2010, 2011, 2012 (spring and fall).....Recieved Financial Executives International Award at the 2012 Academic Awards Day ceremony....Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society....Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society....Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society....Phi Kappa Phi honor society....Kappa Mu Epsilon honor society for mathematics...Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 201213....PERSONAL: Born Timothy Dalton Gress in Augusta, Ga....Graduate of South Aiken High School, where he played for coach Bob Polewski....As a senior, hit .421 with 1 HR, 3 2Bs, 21 RBIs, .548 SLG%, .659 OB%...On the mound, was 4-1 with 2.19 ERA and 29 strikeouts....Helped SAHS to a 17-9 record....2009 AAA All-State Team....5-AAA All-Region for 2009...Also played with East Cobb Baseball program....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Baseball player...Favorite Athlete: Robinson Cano....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Act of Valor....Favorite TV Show: Hannity....Favorite Food: Anything Italian...Favorite Website: Twitter....Favorite On-Line Activity: Twitter Creeping...Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Rap/Rock...Favorite Thing About FMU: The baseball program....MAJOR: Finanace.

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DAVID DeWOLFE INF, L/R, 6’0”, 210 lbs., Jr., Fredericton, NB, Canada

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Transfer from Independence Community College....PERSONAL: Born David Alexander DeWolfe in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada....Graduate of Leo Hayes High School....Nickname is Wolf....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Firefighter....Favorite Athlete: Josh Hamilton....Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox....Favorite Movie: Bull Durham....Favorite TV Show: True Blood....Favorite Food: Steak....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Hockey....Favorite Website: theChive.com....Favorite On-Line Activity: Facebook....Do You Tweet: No....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Rock, rap, country....Favorite Thing About FMU: Baseball Team....Hobbies: Hockey, golf....Interesting Notes: All-Conference in junior college....MAJOR: Business. 10


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JAKE WATSON INF, L/R, 5’8”, 170 lbs., Jr., Charlotte, NC

FMU: First-year player for the Patriots.....Transfer from Louisburg College....PERSONAL: Born Jacob Watson.....Graduate of Charlotte Christian School....Nickname is Jake....PERSONAL FAVORITES:.....MAJOR:

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CASEY GEBHARDT OF, R/R, 6’0”, 170 lbs., Jr., Charlotte, NC

FMU: Two-year letterman for the Patriots....Was red-shirted in 2010.....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2010, 2011, 2012 (spring).....PBC Presidential Honor Roll 2010....PERSONAL: Born Casey Frederick Gebhardt in Charlotte, NC....Attended South Mecklenburg High School....Attended same school as former Patriot 1B standout Preston Shuey....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: NASCAR driver....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Teams: Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump....Favorite TV Show: Let's Make A Deal....Favorite Food: anything Taco Bell....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Hunting....Favorite Website: www.google.com....Favorite On-Line Activity: Surfing the web.....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: All kinds of music....Favorite Thing About FMU: The weight room hours....Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, snowboarding, weight lifting....Brush With Greatness: There have been three first rounders from my high school summer ball team. I have almost won the lottery on numerous occasions.....MAJOR: Business.

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STEVEN JOHNSON INF, R/R, 6’0”, 190 lbs., Jr., Vista, CA

FMU: First-year player for the Patriots.....Possible starter in the middle infield....Transfer from Southwestern College....PERSONAL: Born Steven Johnson.....Graduate of Poway High School....PERSONAL FAVORITES:....MAJOR .

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CHANCE DuCHARME RHP, R/R, 6’1”, 190 lbs., Fr., Kill Devil Hills, NC

FMU: First-year player at FMU....PERSONAL: Born Michael Chance DuCharme in Fairfax, Va.....Graduate of First Flight High School.....Nickname is Chance....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: MLB player....Favorite Athlete: Usain Bolt....Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox....Favorite Movies: Ted, Caddyshack, Gladiator....Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory....Favorite Food: Pizza....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Golf....Favorite Website: Pandora....Favorite On-Line Activity: Listening to pandora....Do You Tweet: No....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country mostly....Favorite Thing About FMU: New baseball stadium/baseball team....Hobbies: Fishing, surfing, lifting....Interesting Notes: Can juggle and walk on hands....Brush With Greatness: Played in Palamino World Series in California.r....MAJOR: Undecided.

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DON SANDIFER RHP, R/R, 6’2”, 205 lbs., Sr., Bamberg, SC

FMU: Three-year letterman for FMU....Career record of 19-8 with 3 saves, 3.03 ERA, 209 strikeouts in 237.2 innings....2012 NCAA Division II national rankings: 124th in strikeouts per nine innings (8.11) and 130th in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (2.07)....2011 Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year...Went 11-3 with a 2.33 ERA in 15 games...No-hitter vs Winston-Salem State University on 2/19/11 with 14 strikeouts....2011 ABCA Pre-Season All-America Team....2010 Rawlings/ABCA All-Region Team (2nd team)....NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team (1st)....Daktronics All-Southeast Region Team (2nd)....All-Conference (1st)....2010 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year....PBC Freshman of the Week (4-12-10)....In 2010, led PBC with 2.73 ERA, fewest walks, runs, and earned runs allowed and had third-best opponent batting average against (.230)....Ranked 9th nationally in fewest bases-on-balls issued per nine innings (1.17).....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2012 (spring)....PERSONAL: Born Donald Grady Sandifer in Bamberg, S.C...Attended Bamberh-Ehrhardt HS, where he played for coach David Horton....2009 Class A Player of the Year (SCBCA) after helping Red Raiders to a 29-5 mark and the state title....10-1 record with 1.40 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 65 IP....Hit .442 with 6 HRs and 42 RBIs....2009 North-0South All-Star Game...2-time All-State....2008 and 2009 HSSR Class A Player of the Year....As a junior was 9-1 with 2.23 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 66 IP....Batted .411 with 9 HRs, 45 RBIs, and a 1.000 FLD%....On two state championship squads....Nicknames are Donny, Donny Baseball, Big Don, Donster the Monster....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Professional baseball player....Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebow....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Taken....Favorite TV Show: ESPN Sportscenter....Favorite Food: Steak....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: amazon.com....Favorite On-Line Activity: Facebook....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country music....Favorite Thing About FMU: The new athletic facility....Hobbies: Fishing, hanging with friends....Brush With Greatness: Struck out USC 1B Christian Walker....MAJOR: Sociology.

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HARRISON HOOD RHP, R/R, 6’1”, 190 lbs., So., Charlotte, NC

FMU: Returning player for the Patriot program....Was red-shirted in 2012....Attended same high school as former FMU 1B standout Preston Shuey and current teammate Casey Gebhardt....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2012 (spring and fall)....PBC Presidential Honor Roll 2012....PERSONAL: Born Andrew Hood in Charlotte, NC....Graduated from South Mecklenburg High School....Nickname is Harrison....PERSONAL FAVORITES: Favorite Athlete: Chipper jones....Favorite Sports Team: Carolina Panthers...Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....MAJOR: Accounting.

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JARROD REED OF, L/R, 6’3”, 190 lbs., Sr., Semmes, AL

FMU: Returning starter for the Patriots.....Will likely switch from right field to center field for 2013....Was fifth among FMU regulars in hitting last year (.333)....Was third in stolen bases....Only one error in 109 chances with 3 outfield assists....18 multi-hit and 7 multi-RBI games in 2012....Caught a liner in right to end the 5-4 upset of the University of South Carolina in the 2012 Sparrow Stadium debut....Can run, throw and hit well....Transfer from Southern Union State Community College....SUSCC: Hit .313 for the Bison in 2011 with 31 runs scored, 27 RBIs, and 8 doubles.....Teammates with current FMU players Gary Ashcraft and Stephen Tarkenton....PERSONAL: Born Jarrod Reed in Mobile, Ala.....Product of S.S. Murphy High School....Nickname is Reedy....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: A baseball player.....Favorite Athlete: Ken Griffey Jr......Favorite Sports Team: The Atlanta Braves.....Favorite Movie: The Sandlot.....Favorite TV Show: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.....Favorite Food: Baked Chicken.....Favorite Website: YouTube.....Do you Tweet: Yes.....What's in your Cd Player/iPod: Everything.....Favorite Thing About FMU: The people.....Hobbies: Drawing and listening to music.....Interesting Notes: Only senior to recieve a scholarship from my high school and very good at "non-important" things.....Brush with Greatness: MLB player Orlando Hudson used my tar at practice....MAJOR: Visual Art. 12


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JEFFREY STONER RHP, R/R, 6’4”, 210 lbs., Jr., Martinez, GA

FMU: Two-year letterwinner.....2013 PBC Preseason All-Conference Team....Named to initial watch list for the 2013 Tino Martinez Division II Player of the Year Award....Ended 2012 as a starter and ended the season as the team's closer....Could start or close in 2013....Was 6-4 in 2012 with 9 saves and 3.67 ERA....2012 NCAA Division II national rankings: 27th in saves (9), 38th in total strikeouts (88), 45th in strikeouts per nine innings (9.43), 191st in wins (6)....Went 9-0 in 2011 with a 2.40 ERA over 11 starts and 15 appearances......Was a 2011 All-Conference selection....PERSONAL: Born Jeffrey Allen Stoner in Jacksonville, NC...Graduated from Lakeside High School, where he played for coach T.J. Davis....As a senior, won his opening seven decisions on the mound and helped the Panthers to a 27-8 mark and a spot in the AAAA state championship series....2010 All-State and All-Area, Region, and County Player of the Year......Member of Team Georgia.....Earned 3-AAAA All-Region, second-team All-County, and honorable mention All-Area honors.....PERSONAL FAVORITES: Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves.....Favorite Movie: Super Troopers.....Favorite Food: Zaxbys.....Favorite Website: ESPN.com.....Favorite On-Line Activity: Twitter.....Do You Tweet: Yes.....What’s in Your CD Player/ iPOD: Jason Aldean.....Favorite Thing About FMU: Baseball.....Hobbies: Ping Pong.....MAJOR: Business.

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GARY ASHCRAFT RHP, R/R, 6’3”, 200 lbs., Sr., Owens Cross Roads, AL

FMU: Returning starting pitcher for FMU.....Will be looked upon to help anchor 2013 starting rotation....2012 NCAA Division II national rankings: 191st in wins (6)....Was unbeaten (6-0) in 2012 with 3.27 ERA....Made 9 starts and 5 relief appearances with one save....A power pitcher with a good slider and change-up to keep hitters off balance....Transfer from Southern Union State Community College....SUSCC: Went 9-1 in 2011 with a 3.18 ERA....In 14 appearances, struck out 61 batters in 68 innings while allowing 61 hits and 22 walks.....Teammates with current FMU players Jarrod Reed and Stephen Tarkenton....PERSONAL: Born Gary Ashcraft in Huntsville, AL.....Product of Huntsville High School....Nickname is GM....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Pro baseball player.....Favorite Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, Auburn Tigers.....Favorite Food: Any type of chicken.....Do You Tweet: Yes.....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Different kinds of music.....MAJOR:.

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RHODES DICKERSON 1B, R/R, 6’0”, 230 lbs., Sr., Darlington, SC

FMU: Returning letterman and starter.....Moved into the starting line-up at the end of the 2012 season at first base.....2 multi-hit games in 2012....Good fielder (committed only one error in 109 chances)....Has a long baseball history.....Expected to be in the mix for significant playing time....Transfer from Florence-Darlington Technical College.....FDTC: Hit .385 in 2011 for the Stingers with a homer, 9 doubles, 37 runs batted in...Had .991 fielding percentage in 2010 and .970 in 2011....PERSONAL: Born Julian Rhodes Dickerson III in Florence, S.C.....Graduate of Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology.....Playing for Darlington High School where he earned team MVP honors and was named team captain....Gold Glove award winner twice....Honor roll student.....Nickname is Rhodes....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Professional baseball player....Favorite Athlete: Kevin Durant....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: The Sandlot....Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory....Favorite Food: Chinese....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Basketball....Favorite Website: www.espn.com....Favorite On-Line Activity: twitter.... Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Rap/ Country....Favorite Thing About FMU: Small campus....Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, playing video games....Interesting Notes: Was assistant coach for Florence Legion Team in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, helped coach the team to a 41-7 record which ended with a state championship and regional championship. Team Captain at Florence-Darlington Tech....MAJOR: Education.

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AUSTIN COX RHP, R/R, 6’6”, 190 lbs., Jr., Mesa, AZ

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Transfer from Chandler-Gilbert Community College....PERSONAL: Born Austin James Cox in Mesa, Ariz......Graduate of Dobson High School....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Cook....Favorite Athlete: Tim Lincecum....Favorite Sports Team: Arizona Diamondbacks....Favorite Movie: The Avengers....Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad....Favorite Food: Italian....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: Youtube....Favorite On-Line Activity: Watching/making videos....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Rock and Electronic....Favorite Thing About FMU: Baseball stadium....Hobbies: Baseball, golf, ping pong, swimming, video games....Interesting Notes: JayHawk League summer champions in 2012.....MAJOR: Kinesiology.

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JUSTIN TURBEVILLE RHP, R/R, 6’1”, 180 lbs., So., Conway, SC

FMU: Third-year player at FMU, returning letterman....Appeared in 4 games last year with 3.52 ERA....Was redshirted in 2011....Came in as a corner outfielder....”Plus” arm strength....Hails from a successful local program....PERSONAL: Born Justin Andrew Tubeville in Conway, SC....Graduated from Carolina Forest High School, where he played for coach Jack Jolley....In 2009, hit .288 with 15 runs, 6 2Bs, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, while posting a 3-1 pitching record with a 2.26 ERA, 31 strikeouts, and only two walks in 21.2 innings.....Honorable mention All-Region selection....Named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2009 Baseball at the Beach Tournament.....One of 10 state finalists for the 2010 “No Spit” All-Star of the Year Award, which included on the field performances and a pledge to not use smokeless tobacco products....PERSONAL FAVORITES: Team: Atlanta Braves....TV show: Dirty Jobs....Food: Lasagna....Do You Tweet: No....FMU: The campus....What's in my iPOD/CD: Eminem....Hobbies include fishing and riding dirt bikes.....MAJOR: Biology.

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JAIME COLLINS INF, R/R, 5’11”, 180 lbs., Fr., St. George, SC

FMU: First-year player at FMU.....Member of The RIOT club....PERSONAL: Born Jamie Walter Collins in Charleston, SC....Graduate of Dorchester Academy....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Professional baseball player....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Major League Back to the Minors....Favorite TV Show: SportsCenter....Favorite Food: Cat Fish Stew....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite On-Line Activity: Swimming....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country....Favorite Thing About FMU: New baseball stadium....Hobbies: Playing the piano, sports, going to the beach, fishing, going to the lake....Interesting Notes: Selected to the North/South All-Star Game, Conference Player of the Year, Best Offensive Player of the Year....Brush With Greatness: Won a State Championship.....MAJOR: Nursing.

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DANIEL BARFIELD LHP, L/L, 6’2”, 180 lbs., Fr., Fort Mill, SC

FMU: FMU: First-year player at FMU....PERSONAL: Born Daniel Sutton Barfield in Pineville, NC.....Product of Fort Mill High School....Nickname is Daniel....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Pro baseball player....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: The Sandlot....Favorite TV Show: ESPN....Favorite Food: Hamburger....Favorite Website: Twitter....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Basketball....Favorite On-Line Activity: Tweeting....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country....Favorite Thing About FMU: The campus....Hobbies: Fishing, hunting....MAJOR: Criminal Justice.

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JOHN ROSSI RHP, R/R, 6’1”, 225 lbs., Fr., Monaca, PA

FMU: First-year player for the Patriots.....Could see time on the mound as a freshman....Transfer from Coastal Carolina University, where he was redshirted in 2012....PERSONAL: Born John Rossi.....Graduate of Central Valley High School....PERSONAL FAVORITES:....MAJOR: .

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TYLER SMITH LHP, L/L, 6’3”, 220 lbs., So., Sumter, SC

FMU: Returning letterman.....Appeared in 12 games in 2012, all in relief....Good fastball....StudentAthlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2012-13....PERSONAL: Born Tyler Smith in Sumter, SC.....Graduate of Wilson Hall....Named the 3A SCISA Player of the Year for HSSR....Nickname is Smitty....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Major League Baseball player.....Favorite Athlete: Josh Hamiltion.....Favorite Sports Team: Texas Rangers.....Favorite Movies: Blow, Warrior.....Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother.....Favorite Food: Any Mexican food....Favorite Sport Other Than your Own: Football.....Favorite Website: Facebook.....Favorite On-Line Activity: YouTube videos.....Do You Tweet: Yes.....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Dave Matthews Band.....Favorite Thing About FMU: The baseball program.....Hobbies: Playing Guitar Hero, drawing.....Interesting Notes: 3A SCISA Player of the Year for HSSR.... Brush With Greatness?: Met the real Coach Boone of Remember the Titans fame...MAJOR: Visual Communications.

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WILL CHANDLER RHP, R/R, 6’1”, 216 lbs., Jr., Manning, SC

FMU: Returning letterman....Appeared in 33 games in 2012....Led team with three home runs....Was second on the team in slugging percentage (.426)....11 multi-hit and 5 multi-RBI games in 2012....Started 7 games behind the plate, 19 games at DH, and 1 game in OF....PBC Presidential Honor Roll 2012....Transfer from the University of South Carolina....PERSONAL: Born William Michael Chandler in Conway....Graduate of Aynor High School....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Professional baseball player....Favorite Athlete: Chipper Jones....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: For the Love of the Game....Favorite TV Shows: Pawn Stars and NCIS....Favorite Food: Chicken....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: ESPN....Do You Tweet: Yes....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country....Favorite Thing About FMU: The people....MAJOR: Management.

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JORDAN SPENCER RHP, R/R, 6’2”, 215 lbs., Sr., Florence, SC

FMU: Second-year player for the Patriots...Will be medically red-shirted for 2013 after having surgery during the pre-season....Led team in wins last season....2012 Tino Martinez Award Semifinals SE Region....2012 Honors: All-Conference (1st team), ABCA All-Southeast Region Team (2nd), NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team (2nd), Daktronics Inc. All-Southeast Region Team (2nd)....2012 NCAA Division II national rankings: 12th in wins (10), 22nd in total strikeouts (95), 95th in strikeouts per nine innings (8.61), 154th in ERA (2.97), 168th in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (8.16)....Transfer from Florence-Darlington Technical College and the University of South carolina....PERSONAL: Born Jordan Spencer in Florence, SC....Graduate of South Florence High School.....PERSONAL FAVORITES:.....MAJOR:.....

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LUKE TOLLISON UT, R/R, 5’9”, 195 lbs., Sr., Laurens, SC

FMU: Second-year player for the Patriots...Will be medically red-shirted for 2013 after having surgery during the pre-season....Apperared in 36 games last season with 27 starts....7 multi-hit games, 4 multi-RBI games....Saw time at first base for FMU....Only one error in 197 chances....Homered vs Mount Olive College (2-22-12)....Strong, and can really swing the bat well.....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2012 (spring)...Transfer from Spartanburg Methodist College....SMC: Hit .303 with 48 RBIs, 20 doubles, 7 home runs in 2011....PERSONAL: Born Lucas Tollison in Greenwood, SC....Graduate of Laurens Academy....Nickname is Luke....PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: DNR Officer....Favorite Athlete: Dustin Pedroia....Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves....Favorite Movie: Super Troopers....Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory....Favorite Food: Wings....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Football....Favorite Website: Google....Do You Tweet: Yes ....What’s in Your CD Player/iPOD: Country....Favorite Thing About FMU: The Campus...Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing....MAJOR: Sociology.

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STUART VINCENT INF, R/R, 6’3”, 200 lbs., Fr., Irmo, SC 16


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PAXTON BUCKNER RHP, R/R, 6’6”, 200 lbs., Fr., Pawley’s Island, SC

BRIAN DAVIS LHP, L/L, 5’10”, 185 lbs., Fr., Marion, SC

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ZACH FRALEY LHP, L/L, 6’4”, 225 lbs., Fr., Weston, FL

MICHAEL KEELS OF, R/R, 5’11”, 175 lbs., Jr., Manning, SC

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COLE MORRIS INF, R/R, 5’9”, 150 lbs., Fr., Chapin, SC

TYLER SCHWARTZ INF, R/R, 6’0”, 180 lbs., So., Greenville, SC

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SHAEFER SHEPARD INF, R/R, 6’0”, 190 lbs., Fr., Boca Raton, FL

RYAN TROUT RHP, R/R, 5’11”, 175 lbs., Fr., North Charleston, SC 17

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Individual Statistical Career Histories for 2013 Returnees Gary Ashcraft Year era w-l 2012 3.27 6-0 Will Chandler Year avg 2012 .306 Year era 2012 7.71

app g s cg sho sv ip 14 9 0 0/1 1 52.1

gp-gs ab 33-27 108 w-l app 0-0 4

2b 4 sho 0/0

hr 3 ip 2.1

tb 46 r 3

wp hbp bk sfa sha 1 3 1 1 2

bb 8 so 5

sf/sh 0/1 wp hbp 0 0

sb-att 1-2 bk sfa 0 0

po a 57 3 sha 1

e 3

fld% .952

fld% .991

Rhodes Dickerson Year avg gp-gs ab 2012 .256 21-11 43

r 5

h 2b 11 1

3b hr 0 0

rbi tb slg% 5 12 .279

bb hbp 7 2

s o gdp ob% 7 2 .377

sf/sh 1/2

sb-att 1-1

po a e 95 13 1

Casey Gebhardt Year avg gp-gs ab 2011 .167 7-0 6 2012 .000 1-0 1 TOTAL .143 8-0 7

r 1 0 1

h 1 0 1

3b 0 0 0

rbi 1 0 1

bb 1 0 1

so 0 0 0

ob% .286 .000 .250

sf/sh 0/0 0/0 0/0

sb-att 0-0 0-0 0-0

po 4 0 4

e 0 0 0

fld% 1.000 .000 1.000 fld% .974

tb 1 0 1

slg% .426 er bb 2 2

s o 2b 3b hr bf bavg 37 10 0 2 231 .254

h 33 cg 0

hr 0 0 0

rbi 17 h 1

bb 24

r 19 gs 0

2b 0 0 0

3b 0 sv 0

h r er 51 21 19

slg% .167 .000 .143

hbp 3 2b 3b 0 0

hbp 0 0 0

so 34 hr 1

gdp 0 bf 11

gdp 0 0 0

ob% .370 bavg .125

a 0 0 0

Jacob Golliday Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 2012 .283 44-41 145 29 41 9

3b hr 0 2

rbi tb slg% 24 56 .386

bb hbp 20 1

s o gdp ob% 49 3 .373

sf/sh 0/3

sb-att 2-2

po a e 209 18 6

Dalton Gress Year avg 2011 .356 2012 .182 TOTAL .321

3b 0 0 0

rbi 13 1 14

bb 7 2 9

so 12 5 17

sf/sh 1/1 0/0 1/1

sb-att 0-2 0-0 0-2

po 32 1 33

gp-gs ab 36-25 90 10-3 22 46-28 112

r 17 3 20

h 32 4 36

2b 1 0 1

hr 0 0 0

tb 33 4 37

slg% .367 .182 .330

Spencer Jordan Year era w-l app g s cg sho sv ip 2012 2.97 10-4 17 17 0 0/0 0 97.0

h r er 90 41 32

Jarrod Reed Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 2012 .333 54-48 183 37 61 6

3b hr 1 1

rbi tb slg% 32 72 .393

Don Sandifer Year era 2010 2.73 2011 2.33 2012 4.62 TOTAL 3.03

sv 0 0 3 3

h r 59 23 75 38 71 36 205 97

w-l 7-1 11-3 1-4 19-8

app 15 15 20 50

gs 10 14 7 31

cg 1 6 1 8

sho 0/3 3/1 0/0 3/4

ip 69.1 108.0 60.1 237.2

bb 29

hbp 2 1 3

gdp 3 0 3

ob% .410 .280 .384

sf/sh 2/8

sb-att 7-10

po a 105 3

hr 5 4 4 13

bavg .230 .193 .293 .231

wp 3 7 1 11

bk 0 2 0 2

sha 2 9 6 17

er 21 28 31 80

bb 9 16 14 39

s o 2b 49 6 105 10 55 12 209 28

3b 2 0 2 4

bf 280 424 270 974

hbp 8 8 5 21

sfa 5 2 3 10

s o 2b 3b hr bf 10 4 0 0 63

bavg .292

wp hbp bk sfa sha 1 3 0 1 3

Jeffrey Year 2011 2012 TOTAL

app 15 22 37

h r 64 23 83 39 147 62

bb 21 24 45

s o 2b 51 14 88 16 139 30

bavg .217 .253 .232

wp 3 4 7

sv 0 9 9

ip 78.2 83.1 162.0

er 21 34 55

fld% .991

s o gdp ob% 26 1 .395

bb 8

sho 0/1 0/0 0/1

e 1

bb hbp 18 2

h r er 14 11 10

cg 1 1 2

fld% .919 1.000 .921

wp hbp bk sfa sha 4 7 0 1 6

app g s cg sho sv ip 12 0 0 0/1 0 13.1 gs 11 8 19

e 3 0 3

s o 2b 3b hr bf bavg 95 15 0 4 414 .243

Tyler Smith Year era w-l 2012 6.75 1-1 Stoner era w-l 2.40 9-0 3.67 6-4 3.06 15-4

a 2 0 2

3b 1 3 4

hr 5 2 7

bf 321 362 683

hbp 2 3 5

bk 0 2 2

sfa 0 4 4

sha 3 3 6

Stephen Tarkenton Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 2012 .294 54-53 214 22 63 11

3b hr 0 0

rbi tb slg% 37 74 .346

bb hbp 16 7

s o gdp ob% 23 2 .354

sf/sh 6/4

sb-att 1-3

po a e 204 59 7

fld% .974

Luke Tollison Year avg gp-gs ab 2012 .278 36-27 97

3b hr 0 1

rbi tb slg% 17 34 .351

bb hbp 5 2

s o gdp ob% 28 2 .321

sf/sh 2/2

sb-att 0-0

po a e 185 11 1

fld% .995

Justin Turbeville Year era w-l 2012 3.52 0-0

r h 2b 11 27 4

app g s cg sho sv ip 4 0 0 0/0 0 7.2

Michael Wilson Year avg gp-gs ab 2011 .374 57-57 227 2012 .318 57-54 233 TOTAL .346 114-111 460

r 71 51 122

h 85 74 159

2b 9 8 17

3b 7 2 9

hr 1 1 2

h 6

r 3

er 3

rbi 30 27 57

tb 111 89 200

slg% .489 .382 .435

bb 3

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s o 2b 3b hr bf 8 1 0 1 33

bavg .222

wp hbp bk sfa sha 0 1 0 1 1

bb 25 25 50

ob% .476 .392 .401

sf/sh 1/3 1/4 2/7

hbp 20 4 24

so 29 25 54

gdp 1 3 4

sb-att 7-8 8-9 15-17

po 19 73 92

a e 102 11 123 23 225 34

fld% .917 .895 .903


2012 PATRIOT BASEBALL STATISTICS

Francis Marion Opponents

Inning-by-inning summary 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 EX 44 34 43 43 46 49 62 42 22 0 19 24 31 26 33 24 26 27 27 3 19

Total 385 240


2012 PATRIOT BASEBALL GAME RESULTS TOTAL: 40-18

HOME: 18-9

AWAY: 14-6

NEUTRAL: 8-3

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DAY: 34-14

NIGHT: 6-4

PBC: 19-10


Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium

Opened in the spring of 2012, the R. Gerald Griffin Athletic Complex houses the new home for Patriot baseball -- the new Clifford S. Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium. The street address for the complex (GPS) is 4700 East Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29506. The field is part of the $11.1 million west campus athletic complex that includes a lake, fieldhouse, softball stadium, and soccer stadium. One main ticket office -- on the east side -serves the entire complex. The baseball facility consists of 800 seats with capacity of 1,755, and includes concession area, restrooms, two VIP suites, and pressbox. The field dimensions are 330 feet down each line, 375 feet to the power alleys, and 400 feet to center center, with approximately the same foul territory as at old Cormell Field. Bullpens are located down each foul line, and the first phase of the fieldhouse is located adjacent to the bullpen down the right field line.

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Old CLIFFORD S. CORMELL FIELD Named in honor of Florence businessman Clifford S. Cormell, Cormell Field was offically dedicated on March 5, 1974. Cormell was instrumental in helping establish Francis Marion University, and early on he served as cochairman of the Patriots Brigade (now known as the Swamp Fox Club). When opened, The ‘Cliff was one of only a handful of collegiate facilities with an astroturf infield. The astroturf was replaced by natual grass in the 1990’s. The dimensions of the field are 320 to right and left fields, 365 to the power alleys, and 400 to center field. Seating accomodates 400 spectators with standing room for up to 1,000. FMU lost that first game in 1974, 5-3 to the University of South Carolina before a standing room-only crowd. Francis Marion ended its run at this field with a 20770-1 mark in its final 278 home games. FMU beat Flagler College 2-1 on April 7, 2012, in the final contest before moving across the street to the new Comell Field at Sparrow Stadium in the Griffin Athletic Complex.

PBC

Francis Marion University is a member of the 14-school NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (formerly the Peach Belt Athletic Conference). Other PBC members include Armstrong Atlantic State University (in Savannah, Ga.), Augusta State University (Augusta, Ga.), Clayton State University (Morrow, Ga.), Columbus State University (Columbus, Ga.), Flagler College (St. Augustine, Fla.), Georgia College & State University (Milledgeville, Ga.), Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, Ga.), Lander University (Greenwood, S.C.), University of Montevallo (Montevallo, Ala.), North Georgia College & State University (Dahlonega, Ga.), UNC Pembroke, USC Aiken, and Young Harris College (Young Harris, Ga.). Formed in December 1989 and headquartered in Augusta, Ga., the PBC conducts championships in 15 sports, seven for men and eight for women. Of the 14 members, only Clayton State does not sponsor baseball. The Peach Belt Conference post-season baseball tournament will be held this year in Greenwood, S.C., May 8-12, 2013.

2012 Peach Belt Conference Baseball Final Standings SCHOOL xyz Armstrong Atlantic St. z Francis Marion USC Aiken z Lander UNC Pembroke Flagler

PBC GAMES 20-10 0.667 19-10 0.655 18-12 0.600 18-12 0.600 14-15 0.483 13-17 0.433

Georgia College Montevallo Columbus State North Georgia Ga. Southwestern Augusta State

19-10 16-14 15-15 13-17 9-20 4-26

x - 2012 PBC champions

0.655 0.533 0.500 0.433 0.310 0.133

EAST DIVISION ALL GAMES 41-16 0.719 40-18 0.690 37-18 0.673 38-20 0.655 30-19 0.612 27-22 0.551 WEST DIVISION 29-21 0.580 25-28 0.472 30-23 0.566 24-28 0.462 13-34 0.277 13-37 0.260

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Last 10 5-5 6-4 7-3 6-4 4-6 4-6

Streak Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 2 Won 1 Won 1

4-6 3-7 3-7 4-6 4-6 2-8

Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 1 Lost 6

z - NCAA DII Tournament Participant


2012 SEASON RECAP - PATRIOT BASEBALL Francis Marion finished the 2012 year with a 40-18 record and made a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament – where the Patriots reached the regional title game for the third consecutive season. FMU has posted 40-win campaigns each of the past three seasons. FMU was ranked seventh in the final 2012 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper NCAA Division II Top 30 poll. ♦ Francis Marion earned the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Team Sportsmanship Award. ♦ FMU made its 4th straight NCAA Division II National Tournament appearance, 7th in the past 10 years, and 8th altogther. ♦ Former Patriot left-hander Josh Edgin became the first FMU product to reach the major leauges when he was called up following the All-Star Break by the New York Mets. Outfielder Buddy Sosnoskie signed a contract with an independent professional league team (Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks). ♦

Slugging Percentage Total Bases

Francis Marion University 2012 Final Baseball NCAA II National Statistical Summary Category Rank Actual Batting Average (240 ranked) 37 0.314 Scoring (240 ranked) 50 6.6 Runs (240 ranked) 28 385.0 Hits (240 ranked) 5 658.0 Doubles Per Game (240 ranked) 81 1.78 Doubles (240 ranked) 33 103.0 Triples Per Game (240 ranked) 131 0.19 Triples (240 ranked) 86 11.0 Home Runs Per Game (240 ranked) 177 0.24 Home Runs (240 ranked) 151 14.0 Slugging Percentage(240 ranked) 118 0.394 Stolen Bases Per Game (240 ranked) 187 0.78 Stolen Bases (240 ranked) 161 45.0 Base on Balls (240 ranked) 103 178.0 Sacrifice Bunts (240 ranked) 13 59.0 Hit by Pitch (240 ranked) 105 51.0 Sacrifice Flies (240 ranked) 64 23.0 Earned Run Average (240 ranked) 25 3.42 Strikeouts Per 9 Innings (240) 48 7.3 Hits Allowed Per 9 Inn. (240) 54 9.04 Walks Allowed Per 9 Inn. (240) 9 2.68 Fielding Percentage (240) 59 0.963 Double Plays Per Game (240) 200 0.52 Double Plays (240 ranked) 153 30.0 WL Pct (240 ranked) 25 0.69 Category Batting Average (200 ranked) Runs Per Game Runs Hits Doubles Per Game Doubles Triples Runs Batted In Per Game Runs Batted In

Player Buddy Sosnoskie Michael Wilson Buddy Sosnoskie Michael Wilson Buddy Sosnoskie Buddy Sosnoskie Brock McCallister Michael Wilson Buddy Sosnoskie Buddy Sosnoskie Buddy Sosnoskie Buddy Sosnoskie Buddy Sosnoskie Brock McCallister

Rank 54 171 189 74 74 2 12 69 10 2 136 82 29 143

Hit by Pitch Toughest to Strike Out Sacrifice Bunts Per Game Sacrifice Bunts Sacrifice Flies Earned Run Average Victories

Saves Strikeouts Per Nine Innings Strikeouts Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings

Actual 0.391 0.89 0.88 51 51 92 83 74 0.43 25 3 0.97 56 44

Buddy Sosnoskie Buddy Sosnoskie Brock McCallister Tyler Boyd Buddy Sosnoskie Tyler Boyd Brock McCallister Brock McCallister Tyler Boyd Jarrod Reed Stephen Tarkenton Buddy Sosnoskie Brock McCallister Matt Broderick Spencer Jordan Spencer Jordan Matt Broderick Jarrott Hooks Jeffrey Stoner Gary Ashcraft Jeffrey Stoner Jarrott Hooks Jeffrey Stoner Spencer Jordan Don Sandifer Spencer Jordan Jeffrey Stoner Spencer Jordan Matt Broderick Jarrott Hooks Don Sandifer

176 29 161 179 69 88 118 61 61 135 27 63 145 110 154 12 61 102 191 191 27 105 45 95 124 22 38 168 21 55 130

0.549 129 99 10 13.8 0.2 0.17 10 10 8 6 5 4 2.57 2.90 10 8 7 6 6 9 4 9.43 8.61 8.11 95 88 8.16 1.29 1.59 2.07

2012 HONORS: PBC Preseason All-Conference Team Don Sandifer, Buddy Sosnoskie NCBWA Division II Preseason All-America Team Don Sandifer (1st), Buddy Sosnoskie (2nd) NCBWA Division II Preseason All-Southeast Region Team Don Sandifer (1st), Buddy Sosnoskie (1st), Michael Wilson (2nd) ABCA/Rawlins Division II Preseason All-America Team Don Sandifer, Buddy Sosnoskie ABCA/Rawlins Division II Preseason Players To Watch List Michael Wilson ABCA/Rawlins Division II Preseason Newcomers To Watch List Tyler Hibbs Tino Martinez Award Watch List Don Sandifer, Buddy Sosnoskie Baseball America’s Preseason Top Prospects for 2012 Buddy Sosnoskie Tino Martinez Award Semifinals SE Region Spencer Jordan PBC Player of the Week Buddy Sosnoskie (March 19-26), Brock McCallister (Feb. 27-March 4) NCAA SE Regional All-Tournament Team Buddy Sosnoskie, Michael Wilson PBC All-Academic Team Buddy Sosnoskie PBC All-Conference Team Spencer Jordan (1st), Buddy Sosnoskie (2nd), Matt Broderick (2nd) Capitol One Academic All-District III (College Division) Team Buddy Sosnoskie (1st) Capitol One Academic All-America (College Division) Team Buddy Sosnoskie (2nd) ABCA All-Southeast Region Team Spencer Jordan (2nd),Buddy Sosnoskie (2nd) NCBWA All-Southeast Region Team Spencer Jordan (2nd), Buddy Sosnoskie (HM) Daktronics Inc. All-Southeast Region Team Spencer Jordan (2nd) FMU Team MVP Brock McCallister

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Francis Marion stuns Gamescocks 5-4 in stadium debut FLORENCE, SC -Twentieth-ranked Francis Marion University plated all its runs with two outs and the Patriots held on for a 5-4 win over ninth-ranked and two-time defending NCAA Division I champion South Carolina, Wednesday evening (April 11) at the opening of the new Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium. Francis Marion improves to 27-13 and avenges in a way an earlier christening loss against USC (24-10). The Gamecocks rallied for a 5-3 win on March 5, 1974, at the official dedication of the Patriots' former facility, "old" Cormell Field. Wednesday, FMU sophomore right-hander Jeffrey Stoner induced a sharp line-out to right field by USC pinch-hitter Sean Sullivan for the final out with the tying run on second base to send the capacity crowd of 1,755 into a frenzy. The victory was the 400th at FMU for Patriot head coach Art Inabinet, now in his 12th season as head coach. Junior first baseman Stephen Tarkenton was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in, while sophomore third baseman Michael Wilson and junior right fielder Jarrod Reed both collected a pair of hits. Junior first baseman Christian Walker led South Carolina with a 3-for-4 night that included an RBI single and a mammoth 372-foot solo homer to left field. Francis Marion broke up the scoreless contest with three runs in the bottom of the third. After South Carolina starter Adam Westmoreland (2-1) retired the first two batters of the inning, Wilson singled to left center. Senior outfielder Tyler Boyd extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a bunt single to the left of the mound. Junior second baseman Tyler Hibbs plated the first run at the new stadium with an RBI single to center field. Senior center fielder Buddy Sosnoskie followed with a run-scoring single to left center, and he took second on the unsuccessful throw to third. After a pitching change by USC, Hibbs scored the third run on a wild pitch by Patrick Sullivan. Walker got one run back with his solo shot in the top of the fourth. An RBI single up the middle by catcher Dante Rosenberg drew South Carolina to within 3-2 in the fifth. However with the tying run at second base, FMU senior southpaw Matt Broderick (6-1) got the third out by covering first on a ball that eluded Tarkenton at first and was flagged down by Hibbs in the hole between first and second. Broderick limited the Gamecocks to two runs on four hits in five frames, while striking out three and walking one. Junior Patriot righty Don Sandifer then held the Gamecocks at bay with two scoreless and hitless innings. FMU added a pair of two-out runs in the seventh to go up 5-2. Wilson reached on a fielder's choice grounder, stole second, and moved to third after back-to-back walks to Hibbs and Sosnoskie. Tarkenton then poked an 0-1 pitch from Evan Beal up the middle to plate Wilson and Hibbs. Walker's run-scoring single in the top of the eighth cut the margin to 5-3, but Stoner stranded two runners by fanning Joey Pankake. In the ninth, pinch hitter Kyle Martin got the Gamecocks to within 5-4 with an RBI groundout, but Stoner got the final out to earn his second save of 2012. Francis Marion returns to Peach Belt Conference play this weekend with a key series at 30th-ranked Lander University, beginning with a single game on Saturday at 3 p.m. #20 Francis Marion Univ. 5, #9 U. of South Carolina 4 (Apr 11, 2012 at Florence, SC) ---------------------------------------------------------------------U. of South Carolina 000 110 011 - 4 7 0 (24-10) Francis Marion Univ. 003 000 20X - 5 9 1 (27-13) ---------------------------------------------------------------------Pitchers: U. of South Carolina - Adam Westmoreland; Patrick Sullivan (3); Evan Beal (7); Hunter Privette (7); Logan Munson (8) and Dante Rosenberg; Grayson Greiner. Francis Marion Univ. - Matt Broderick; Don Sandifer (6); Tyler Hibbs (8); Jeffrey Stoner (8) and Jacob Golliday. Win-Matt Broderick(6-1) Save-Jeffrey Stoner(2) Loss-Adam Westmoreland(2-1) T-2:22 A-1755 HR SC - Christian Walker (7). Weather: Clear, 63 degrees, breezy

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FMU BASEBALL ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS Alderson-Broaddus College (WV) Alice Lloyd College (KY) Allegheny College (PA) Allen University (SC) Anderson College (SC) Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. (GA) Augusta State University (GA) Austin Peay State University (TN) Baptist College (SC) Barry University (FL) Barton College (NC) Belmont Abbey College (NC) Benedict College (SC) Bluefield State College (WV) Brevard College (NC) Brown University (RI) California (PA), University of Campbell University (NC) Case Western Reserve Univ. (OH) Catawba College (NC) Catholic Univ. of America (DC) Central Wesleyan College (SC) Chowan University (NC) Claflin University (SC) Clarion University (PA) Clemson University (SC) Coastal Carolina Univ. (SC) # Coker College (SC) Columbus State University (GA) Concord College (WV) Davidson College (NC) Davis & Elkins College (WV) Delaware State College Eastern Connecticut State University Elon College (NC) Erskine College (SC) Fairmont State College (WV) Flagler College (FL) Furman University (SC) Gannon University (PA) Gardner-Webb College (NC) George Mason University (VA) George Washington University (DC) Georgetown College (KY) Georgia College & State University Georgia Southwestern State Univ. Georgia, Univ. of Glenville State College (WV) Guilford College (NC) High Point College (NC) James Madison University (VA) Kennesaw State University (GA) King College (TN) Lander University (SC) Lehigh University (PA) Lemoyne College (NY) Lincoln Memorial University (TN) Limestone College (SC) Lindsey Wilson College (KY) Longwood College (VA) Maine-Gorham, Univ. of Marshall University (WV) Mars Hill College (NC) Maryland, Univ. of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Methodist College (NC) Millersville University (PA) Montclair State University (NJ) Montevallo, University of (AL) Morris College (SC) Mount Olive College (NC)

9-0 2-0 3-1 27-0 5-2 33-34 38-26-1 0-1 16-12 1-0 23-14 8-5 24-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 4-6 1-0 11-0 3-1 6-0 6-1 1-9 10-32 14-6 30-34 2-0 0-1 8-0 2-0 1-2 0-1 41-15 3-1 7-2 1-1 6-2 0-3 2-3 1-0 1-2 28-39 12-4 0-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-1 10-26 3-1 32-15 1-0 1-0 1-0 34-16 1-0 11-8 1-0 0-1 16-0 0-1 1-0 2-8 1-0 1-0 0-3 36-1 17-22

Muskingham College (OH) 2-0 Newberry College (SC) 46-35 New York-Brockport (SUNY) 2-0 New York-Oswego (SUNY) 1-0 North Adams State College (MA) 2-0 North Carolina, Univ. of 0-4 UNC Asheville 2-0 UNC Charlotte 2-3 UNC Pembroke * 66-30-1 UNC Wilmington 3-2 North Carolina State University 1-0 North Carolina Wesleyan College 1-0 North Florida, University of 7-19 North Georgia College & State Univ. 17-7 North Greenville College (SC) 5-1 Oakland City College (IN) 2-0 Oberlin College (OH) 1-0 Pfeiffer College (NC) 9-3-1 Philadelphia Coll. of Textiles & Sciences 1-0 Pikeville College (KY) 1-0 All-Time Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Univ. of (PA) 6-0 Presbyterian College (SC) 16-6 FMU Team Record Quincy University (IL) 1-0 Radford University (VA) 1-1 Rutgers, The State Univ. of (NJ) 1-0 41 seasons St. Andrews Pres.College (NC) 42-9 St. Augustine’s College (NC) 3-0 1069 wins Salem-Teikyo University (WV) 3-0 661 losses Salisbury State College (MD) 10-4 Seton Hill University (PA) 3-0 3 Ties Shepherd College (WV) 10-0 South Carolina, Univ. of 3-12 USC Aiken 44-68 .618 winning pct. USC Upstate ** 42-21 South Carolina State College 2-1 Southern Maine, Univ. of 2-1 Susquehanna University (PA) 1-0 Tampa, University of (FL) 0-1 Tusculum College (TN) 2-2 Valdosta State University (GA) 3-2 Virginia, Univ. of 1-0 Virginia Commonwealth University 1-0 Virginia State University 1-1 Voorhees College (SC) 39-1 Wake Forest University (NC) 0-4 West Chester University (PA) 2-2 West Georgia College 0-1 West Liberty State College (WV) 5-2 Winthrop College (SC) 3-12 West Virgina University 1-0 Wofford College (SC) 28-18 West Virginia State College 13-5 Yale University (CT) 6-1 Western Carolina University (NC) 3-2 Young Harris College (GA) 1-1 Western Maryland College 0-1 Youngstown State Univ. (OH) 3-0 Westminster College (MO) 1-0 Westminster College (PA) 1-0 * formerly Pembroke State University Wingate University (NC) 22-11 ** formerly USC Spartanburg Winston-Salem State University (NC) 2-0

FMU MILEST ONE WINS MILESTONE 1-1-13

No. #1 #250 #500 #750 #900 #1000

SCORE 6-5 11-4 6-4 21-5 9-8 8-5

OPPONENT (DATE) # Pfeiffer College (3-12-73) Baptist College (4-19-83) Erskine College (4-8-93) St. Augustine’s College (3-18-04) North Georgia Coll. & St. Univ. (3-30-08) at USC Aiken (3-6-11)

# played in Timmonsville, SC

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FMU BASEBALL YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Final NAIA District Six NAIA District Six NAIA Area 7 Overall Regular-Season Tournament Playoffs Year Record Record / Finish Record / Finish Record / Finish 1973 18-15 7-5 / Fourth 2-2 / Second 1974 22-14 7-5 / Fourth 3-0 / CHAMPIONS 1-2 / Third 1975 21-14 13-5 / 1-2 / Third 1976 23-16 13-5 / Fourth 3-1 / CHAMPIONS 1-2 / Third 1977 24-11 12-4 / Third 0-2 / Fourth 1978 27-11 13-3 / 1-2 / Third 1979 31-7 16-2 / 1-2 / Third 1980 18-16 13-7 / Fourth 0-2 / Fourth 1981 20-14-1 11-7 / Fifth —1982 26-13 11-6 / Fourth 2-2 / Second 1983 23-10 12-5 / Fourth 0-2 / Fourth 1984 20-9 11-7 / Sixth —1985 23-17 11-7 / Fifth —1986 28-17 13-5 / Third 2-2 / Second 1987 21-16 11-7 / Fifth —1988 35-13 14-6 / Fourth 3-1 / CHAMPIONS 2-2 / Second 1989 18-13 10-8 / Fourth 1-2 / Third 1990 30-17 13-5 / Second 3-2 / Second 1991 23-14 11-3 / Second 2-2 / Second 1992 30-13 * 12-0 / CHAMPIONS 2-2 / Second Changed from NAIA to NCAA II affiliation (* played partial Peach Belt Conference schedule with 5-5 record) Peach Belt Conference PBC Tournament NCAA II Reg. NCAA II WS Final Ranking 1993 28-15 13-8 / Third 4-3 / Second 1-2 / Second 19th 1994 14-22 8-13 / Sixth 0-2 / Tied Fifth 1995 26-16 12-12 / Sixth 1-2 / Tied Fifth 1996 16-21 8-13 / Seventh 0-2 / Tied Fifth 1997 30-17 14-9 / Third 3-2 / Third 1998 23-24 15-14 / Tied Fifth 2-3 / Fourth 1999 14-28 8-21 / Ninth No Tournament 2000 23-20 15-13 / Fifth No Tournament 2001 24-27 9-21 / Tenth No Tournament 2002 26-27 13-17 / Tied Sixth No Tournament 2003 30-20 18-10 / Third No Tournament 1-2 / Third 18th 2004 29-17 13-14 / Tied Fifth No Tournament RV 2005 34-16-1 17-12-1 / Third No Tournament 0-2 / Fourth 14th 2006 41-18 19-8 / Second 0-2 / Sixth 4-1 / FIRST 0-2 / T-6 6th 2007 36-18 18-12 / Third 1-2 / Tied Fifth 29th 2008 34-20 16-11 / Tied Third 2-2 / Second 27th 2009 38-15-1 16-9 / Second 3-0 / FIRST 2-2 / Third 14th 2010 40-14 16-8 / First in East Div. 0-1 / Tied Fifth 2-2 / Second 10th 2011 41-16 18-6 / First overall 1-2 / Tied Fifth 4-2 / Second 9th 2012 40-18 19-10 / Tied Second 3-2 / Third 3-2 / Second 7th

Gerald Griffin Head Coach 1973-2000 : record 652-433-1 (.601)

Art Inabinet Head Coach 2001-12 : record 413-226-2 (.646) 26


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