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Alex Cochran Hamilton Hernandez Drew Taylor Hector Rivera McKenzie Matthews Jim Miner Jeremy Penn Cade McKewon Brandon Bargas Joe McGee Casey Cassity Zack Williams Lance Rymel Randy Ramirez Nick Malter Keith Poverud Blake Heston Mason Marquette Eric Baker Shawn Spainhoward Tyler Garner Cody Campbell Jeff Fyfe Kyle Duncan Eric Faust Taylor Estes T.J. Law Andrew Garrison Emmanuel De La Cruz Freddy Soto Kyle Deaton Colton Campbell Jacob Wenaas Wade Ambrose Joe Crow Austin Culwell Patrick Garner Johan Ochoa Sean Patton Jacob Smith Colton Weeks

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5’9 5’8 6’3 5’10 6’0 5’10 6’4 5’10 5’9 6’1 6’3 6’0 6’0 5’10 5’10 5’10 5’11 6’0 5’10 6’2 6’1 6’2 6’1 6’1 6’3 5’11 6’0 5’8 6’3 6’0 6’1 6’2 6’7 6’4 6’0 5’5 6’1 5’10 5’11 5’11 6’4

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Broken Arrow, Okla./SW Okla. St. Orlando, Fla./Edgewater HS Seminole, Okla/Seminole State Manati, Puerto Rico/ Northern Okla.-Tonkawa Rogers, Ark./Maple Woods CC Tecumseh, Okla./Rose State Tortola, British Virgin Islands/Western OK State Inola, Okla./Independence CC Owasso, Okla./Eastern CC Tulsa, Okla./Connors State Barnsdall, Okla./Barnsdall HS Roland, Okla./Seminole State Broken Arrow, Okla./Seminole State Bronx, N.Y./Western OK State Wilmington, N.C./Southeastern CC (N.C.) Coweta, Okla./Coweta HS Pryor, Okla./Pryor HS Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow HS Muskogee, Okla./Connors State St. Peters, Mo./SE Missouri St. Poteau, Okla./Carl Albert CC St. Cloud, Fla./Univ. West Florida Boisbriand, Quebec/Lafleche Bedford, Texas/Oklahoma State Winfield, Kan./Cowley CC Broken Arrow, Okla./Northern Okla.-Tonkawa Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow HS Tulsa, Okla./Victory Christian New York, N.Y./Western OK State New York, N.Y./Western OK State Pea Ridge, Ark./Pea Ridge HS St. Cloud, Fla./Univ. West Florida Coweta, Okla./Connors State Tulsa, Okla./Northeast Texas CC Midland, Texas/Greenwood HS Norman, Okla./Community Christian HS Mannford, Okla./Allen County St. Amable, Canada/Lafleche Jenks, Okla./Jenks HS Inola, Okla./Inola HS Savanna, Okla./Savanna, HS

Head Coach: Ron Bradley Assistant Coaches: Robert Brown & Jimmy Rogers

RED Denotes returning player


contents

Letter from the President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Letter from the Athletic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 About RSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Hillcat Life Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 2012 Baseball Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-11 Head Baseball Coach Bio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Assistant Baseball Coaches’ Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Baseball Player Bios (Returners) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-21 Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-28 In Memoriam of RSU Hillcat Pitcher Tyler Brown . . . . . 29 Hillcat Baseball Conference Opponents. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hillcat Baseball Non-Conference Opponents . . . . . . . . 31 Hillcat Baseball Season in Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 2011 Baseball Season Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2011 Baseball Player Stats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 2011 Baseball Statistical Leaders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 2011 Final SAC Standings & Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 RSU Baseball Individual Single-Game Records. . . . . . . 38 RSU Baseball Team Single-Game Records. . . . . . . . . . . 38 RSU Baseball Individual Single-Season Records. . . . . . 39 RSU Baseball All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Athletic Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Athletic Coaching Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 New Construction at the Hillcat Complex . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Stretch Internet and RSU Hillcat Live Streaming. . . . . . 45

RSU at a Glance Founded: 1909 Enrollment: 4,632 Mascot: Hillcats School Colors: Blue & Red Conference Affiliation: Sooner Athletic Conference National Affiliation: NAIA Division I Men’s Sports: Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Cross Country Women’s Sports: Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Softball and Cross Country

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Letter from the President As Oklahoma’s fastest growing regional university during the past 10 years, RSU has enjoyed dynamic growth across its entire enterprise, such as: • Increasing its student population by 75 percent while still maintaining a personalized attention to service that’s become RSU’s hallmark; • Adding new academic programs to meet the needs of Oklahoma’s business and industry; • Constructing two student apartment communities to provide the Tulsa metropolitan area’s only residential, public university; • Expanding and remodeling academic facilities to provide students with up-to-date academic resources; and • Developing strong ties with the communities we serve in order to fulfill our mission of education and service.

The university is pleased to be part of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) - two organizations that place a high priority on promoting healthy values, developing strong character traits, and encouraging academic achievement among all student-athletes. We share these values at RSU and impress them upon our student-athletes every day. Athletics has a long tradition of bringing out the best among student-athletes on the field, while instilling in them a strong work ethic that can be applied to their academic studies and their post-collegiate careers. We appreciate your interest in RSU athletics, and we look forward to another great year on the diamond. Go Hillcats!

Dr. Larry Rice

RSU’s rapid growth also extends to our intercollegiate athletics, which are a relatively new addition after being reintroduced to campus in 2005. In only a few short years, our Hillcat teams have become a vital component of the university’s DNA providing an infectious campus spirit and a strong connection to the community. As a result, the university has made strong investments in athletic facilities.

President Rogers State University

Letter from the Athletic Director undergone over $1.5 million in renovations and new construction over the past nine months. Once completed, we believe it will be regarded as one of the top small-college facilities in the country.

Greetings from the Hill and welcome to the seventh edition of Hillcat Baseball. 2011 proved to be a magical year for the Diamond Cats, culminating in the program’s first Sooner Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NAIA World Series – Opening Round. The Hillcats are widely recognized as a program on the rise, increasing upon their win total in five of the last six seasons.

We appreciate your interest in our fledging athletic programs and hope you will join us at the ballpark on a regular basis this spring. The outpouring of community support we’ve received has played a huge role in our early success and will remain vital to Hillcat Athletics as we strive to raise the bar once again in 2012. Thank you for all you do in support of the Hillcats!

We are very proud of the team’s accomplishments and look forward to watching the Cats climb to even greater heights in 2012. We are also very excited to unveil our newly renovated baseball and softball complex this spring. Originally opened in 2007, the ballpark has

Ryan Bradley

Director of Athletics Rogers State University

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About RSU

u The new Baird Hall has doubled in size and contains many of the leading-edge features associated with higher learning today.

Rogers State University: A Great Oklahoma Higher Education Success Story Rogers State University holds a historic position in the annals of Oklahoma higher education. Since RSU was accredited as a four-year university in 2000, enrollment has increased by more than 75 percent, earning RSU the title of one of Oklahoma's fastest-growing universities. A dynamic, progressive university with more than 4,600 students, RSU is widely recognized for its high-quality academic programs, distance learning options and high-technology learning environment. RSU is the only public four-year, residential university in the Tulsa metropolitan area. RSU offers a wide variety of bachelor's and associate degrees. Innovative new bachelor's degrees include applied technology, environmental conservation, military history, sport management and game development. Many students from northeast Oklahoma who plan to attend medical school complete their undergraduate studies through RSU's program in medical/molecular biology. And RSU enjoys a statewide reputation for academic excellence in its nursing program.

Distinguished Academic Achievements RSU received continued accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools without further required evaluation for 10 years - a rarity in higher education in Oklahoma and a major accomplishment achieved by few universities. This is truly a testament to the high academic quality of RSU. RSU participates in The Washington Center Internship Program, a nationally recognized program placing students with private, public, and nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. Students participating in the semester-long internship earn college credit while they gain "real world" experience within their field of interest and interact with influential leaders and policymakers. RSU is one of only three universities in Oklahoma to participate in this prestigious program.

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About RSU Most RSU faculty members hold doctoral degrees or the highest degrees available in their fields from esteemed institutions across the nation, including Princeton University, Duke University and the University of Oklahoma. The university’s Honors Program provides an atmosphere where scholars can challenge themselves academically to maximize their college experience through specialized courses, student/faculty joint research projects, and a strong emphasis on service learning in the community. The President's Leadership Class (PLC), a four-year scholarship program that fosters personal and professional development, was designed for RSU students who have demonstrated leadership abilities. RSU also offers study abroad programs in Italy, South Korea and Wales through the University's Studies-atLarge Program. The international study programs provide students with opportunities to see the world, learn about other cultures, and enrich their educational experience.

Growth in Learning Facilities The Centennial Center, which opened in 2009, has become the centerpiece of the main campus in Claremore. This two-level, 50,000-square-foot facility combines student development programs under one roof, serves as a central location for students to study and socialize and provides a focal point for the RSU campus in Claremore. The facility also offers ballrooms, conference centers, and meeting rooms for the community. A major expansion and renovation of Baird Hall on the Claremore campus was completed in 2010. The new Baird Hall has doubled in size and contains many of the leading-edge features associated with higher learning today, including classrooms equipped with Smart Boards, a performance studio, an art gallery and an outdoor classroom for learning outdoors on sunny days. RSU opened in September 2011 a new student apartment community that doubles the number of students living on the main campus in Claremore. The $11.5 million project accommodates up to 255 students in a three-level facility, located across the street from the present university apartments. The new 87,118-square-foot complex is located just west of Soldier Field. Stratton Taylor Library, which opened in 2004, features distinguished collections, wireless Internet, study areas, reading rooms, computer stations and classrooms.

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About RSU

u RSU is Oklahoma’s fastest growing regional university.

A Brief History of RSU RSU was founded in 1909 as Eastern University Preparatory School in Claremore. The school prepared the daughters and sons of area residents to attend college. Historic Preparatory Hall, known for its iconic gold dome, was the first building on the school's campus. However, the school closed only a few years after it opened. Taking its place was the storied Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA), which operated on the Hill from 1919 to 1971. Known as the “West Point of the Southwest,� OMA has an extensive register of graduates who became great leaders, both in military and civilian life. More than 2,500 OMA graduates served in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. More than 100 graduates gave their lives in service to their country. In 1971, OMA closed and Claremore Junior College opened on the Hill, serving more than 400 students. The junior college grew rapidly in the 1970s, and by the time it was renamed Rogers State College in 1982, the institution boasted a variety of associate degree programs, distance learning capabilities, a new radio and television station and intercollegiate athletics. In 1999, the Oklahoma Legislature renamed the institution Rogers State University and charged it with seeking accreditation as a four-year university. Accreditation at the baccalaurete level was granted in 2000. Today, RSU is one of Oklahoma's fastest-growing universities, offering a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs to more than 4,600 students on campuses in Claremore, Bartlesville and Pryor.

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Hillcat LIFE Programs

u The core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship are addressed in the Champions of Character program.

Academic Development The Rogers State University Student-Athlete Academic Development (SAAD) program is designed to support Hillcat athletes as they strive for success in the classroom and reach their educational and career goals. The program provides academic support such as advisement, subject tutors, and learning groups for each RSU student-athlete. Study sessions are designed specifically for each athletic program, and student-athletes are given the opportunity to work with tutors trained in their particular area of academic study. The goal of the SAAD program is to help all athletes grow into responsible adults as they become upperclassmen and take initiative to be personally responsible for their education and their future. The Student-Athlete Academic Development program, led by Dr. Brian Andrews, is there every step of the way for all athletes, to ensure they are pursuing a degree that will support their personal goals and prepare them for life after college.

Hillcat LIFE Programs The Hillcat LIFE programs are designed to promote student-athletes’ success off the field or court. Each year, RSU introduces a variety of programs to enrich the college experience of its student-athletes, helping them avoid potential pitfalls and giving them information useful when making important life decisions. The following are some examples of Hillcat LIFE programs: Etiquette training: Student-athletes are instructed on proper dining habits, dating manners and courtesies. Each athlete is given a demonstration on the proper etiquette at formal meals. Drug and Alcohol Counseling: Student-athletes are made aware of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. They are given examples of athletes with promising futures who failed to reach their potential due to drug/alcohol abuse. “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time…” Seminar: This presentation attempts to enlighten student-athletes about the existing legal realities associated with various acts they likely deem benign and provokes introspection that will lead to more careful decisionmaking. Nutrition Counseling: A nutritionist meets with student-athletes to discuss healthy meal choices and life styles. Athletes are given an overview of different types of foods and how they affect the human body.

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Hillcat LIFE Programs Dangers of Gambling: Student-athletes are warned about the dangers of gambling addictions and also are warned against gambling on collegiate athletics, which is a violation of NAIA and NCAA rules. RSU athletics continues to expand its programs in order to provide a well-rounded education for all Hillcat athletes.

Champions of Character

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport, and provide practical tools for student-athletes, coaches and parents to use in modeling exemplary character traits. Launched by the NAIA in 2000, the Champions of Character program addresses character issues more comprehensively than any other national program for youth. The program currently reaches hundreds of thousands of students on nearly 300 college and university campuses in North America and extends into their surrounding communities. The NAIA has been informally teaching character development through athletics for decades. The core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship are addressed comprehensively in the Champions of Character program. The NAIA Champions of Character program is an educational outreach initiative that emphasizes the tenets of character and integrity, not only for NAIA college students, but for younger students, coaches and parents in our communities. Coaches, parents, administrators and community partners all have a role in developing students of character. The NAIA Champions of Character program brings them training, guidelines and behavior models to create positive environments that promote personal growth and fun sport activity.

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2011 Baseball Season Outlook In 2011, the Hillcats claimed their first Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament championship and made their first appearance at the NAIA Opening Round. With a 4515 record and a No. 15 final ranking, the RSU baseball team posted its best finish to date. While the Hillcats raised the bar last season, the 18 returners and 23 newcomers have unfinished business to attend to in 2012. They have their eyes set on a trip to the NAIA World Series.

The Hillcats have a pair of junior college transfers who will compete for time behind the plate when Rymel is not catching. Emmanuel De La Cruz and Mackenzie Matthews join the Hillcats from tradition rich junior colleges and will have a chance to earn valuable playing time.

First Base Several players will vie to replace two-year starter Colton West at first base. Cody Campbell is the projected starter after an impressive sophomore campaign. In his first season on The Hill, Campbell broke the RSU single-season record for runs batted in with 66 RBI. He also tied the single-season record for home runs as he blasted 13 on the year. Campbell played in 54 games and started in 51 contests, primarily as the designated hitter.

The Hillcats return five starters from last year’s ball club, including second team all-conference performers Randy Ramirez and Lance Rymel. All five returning starters hit .313 or better a year ago. Head Coach Ron Bradley has added a talented group of newcomers to complement the returners and believes the team is capable of achieving great success in 2012. “We are as talented as we were last year maybe even better,” Bradley said. “The key for us will be winning the close games; it really makes the difference between a good season and a great season. We won 45 games last year and I would like to see us win 50 this year. It’s a lofty goal, but I think it is attainable for this club. I have told our kids one great year is not tradition. Our program is still in the infancy stage and we are continually trying to establish tradition. We need to turn last year into back-to-back years to continue to gain credibility as a top contender.”

“Cody Campbell is penciled in as our starting first baseman. He led us in home runs last year but needs to improve defensively,” Bradley said. “Rymel could also see time at first base when he is resting his legs.” Union High School standout Wade Ambrose and De La Cruz could also see time at first base. “Wade Ambrose will be a utility guy who can play first base or outfield and could serve as our DH,” Bradley said.

Catcher Lance Rymel returns for his final season with the Hillcats. The senior was RSU’s every day starter behind the dish last season and he will assume the role once again in 2012. He registered a .988 fielding percentage, committing just three errors in 258 chances last year. He tallied a .373 batting average with 44 hits, five home runs and nine doubles.

Second Base Coach Bradley will look to Northern Oklahoma Junior College transfer Hector Rivera to replace twoyear starter Jairo Valdez at second base. Rivera received the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®

“Rymel has more experience with our ball club that anyone else as he will be a three-year starter,” Bradley said. “He is a building block for our program. He had an outstanding junior season offensively and defensively. I expect great things out of him this year. I really hope to see him have a good season and have a chance to play at the next level.”

u cody campbell 1st base

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2011 Baseball Season Outlook Redshirt freshman Jeff Fyfe could also see playing time at third.

Outfield Although RSU lost NAIA All-America centerfielder Brandt Barnes, the Hillcats return two starters from a season ago and have added a talented group of newcomers. “You can’t replace Brandt Barnes, rarely do you have a player who produces the numbers he had last season,” Bradley said. “Right now we are looking at Eric Baker in centerfield. He started in the outfield at Connors Junior College and served as their leadoff hitter. He is a good runner but still making some adjustments to centerfield, he was a corner guy in junior college.” u Cade McKewon returns to the starting lineup at third base.

Colton Campbell and Keith Poverud will play in the corners for the Diamond Cats. Campbell appeared in 40 games, starting in 34 contests in 2011. He had a .336 batting average, driving in 22 runs on 36 hits with a trio of home runs. Poverud appeared 46 contests and started in 29 of them as a sophomore in 2011. He drove in 22 runs, blasted three home runs and hit seven doubles with a .312 batting average

for the top defensive second baseman in NJCAA Division II. He only made four errors the entire season with a fielding percentage of .978. Freshman Blake Heston and Hamilton Hernandez could also be called upon at second base. “Hector is penciled in as our starting second baseman,” Bradley said. “He is a left-handed hitter and earned a NJCAA DII gold glove.”

“Colton Campbell is penciled in at left field,” Bradley said. “He stared off hot offensively last year and leveled out. We need for him to return to his A-game on offense this season. Keith Poverud has continued to make improvements every season and I look for him to have a big year for us. He is a good leader on and off the field.”

Shortstop Randy Ramirez returns for his senior campaign after starting in 58 of the Hillcats 60 contests last season. As the Hillcats everyday shortstop, he led the team in on base percentage (.511) and holds the single season record for walks with 41. He tallied eight home runs, 26 stolen bases and 13 doubles with a .383 batting average.

Taylor Estes, Alex Cochran, Fyfe and Ambrose will all be in the mix for playing time in the outfield. “Taylor Estes is a good defensive outfielder who will have a chance to play in some late innings defensively,” Bradley said. “Alex Cochran will also see playing time in the late innings defensively. Ambrose and Fyfe could play in the outfield in order to add their bats to the lineup.”

“Randy had a great season and followed it up with an impressive summer,” Bradley said. “To me, he is one of the premiere shortstops in the country. He brings great offense and defensive numbers to the table. His experience will be very valuable to our infield.”

Pitching

Third Base

RSU returns a good group of veteran hurlers but has to replace the likes of Grant Cosby, Matt Sample and Tyler Brown who combined for 16 wins, four saves and just two losses last season.

Senior Cade McKewon returns as the Hillcats starter on the hot corner. He started in 58 of the Hillcats 60 games in 2011. He stole 10 bases and drove in 42 runs while batting .246 on the season. As a mainstay in the Hillcat infield, he compiled a .914 fielding percentage.

“All good clubs are built around their pitching,” Bradley said. “Our pitching staff has allowed us to be a quality team. We lost a couple excellent pitchers from last season. Matt Sample pitched sparingly but all of his innings were quality and valuable. Grant Cosby had an outstanding career and won some big games for our team. Tyler Brown was a valuable part of our ball club and will be deeply missed. ”

“Cade McKewon resumes his role as our starting third baseman,” Bradley said. “Last year he struggled offensively for the first time in his career. I look for Cade to bounce back and have a lot better year offensively. Defensively he is very solid and made some of the nice plays we had last season.”

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2011 Baseball Season Outlook

u Senior Tyler Garner returns for his final season on The Hill.

Starters

Relief

A pair of southpaw newcomers look to make instant contributions in the starting rotation. Brandon Bargas joins the Hillcats after spending his sophomore season at Eastern Oklahoma College where he registered an 8-5 record with a 3.01 ERA. Shawn Spainhoward is a left handed pitcher from Southeast Missouri State.

The Hillcats will have a host of left-handed relievers to choose from each game. Drew Taylor returns for his senior season after making 16 apperences and tallying a 41 record last season. Senior Jacob Wenaas and Jim Miner also saw valuable innings last season along with junior Casey Cassity.

“Brandon Bargas and Shawn Spainhoward both played at the Division I level and are two guys I have penciled in as starters for us,” Bradley said.

“Drew Taylor has a deceptive side-arm approach; look to see him have a chance to play in every game,” Bradley said. “Jim Miner and Jacob Wenaas were both spot starters and came out of the bullpen last year.”

Senior Tyler Garner finished 2011 with a 6-3 overall record and 3.53 ERA. He fanned 44 batters in 48.1 inning pitched. His season was cut short as he endured Tommy John surgery at the end of the season. However he is recovering quickly and Coach Bradley hopes he will be able to contribute early in the season.

“Mason Marquette is a guy who caught our eye this fall. He could be a surprise coming out of the bullpen. Kyle Deaton will be another guy that will be able to contribute from the left side.“ Coach Bradley still has a couple of question marks as far as right-handed hurlers go. Freshman Joe McGee had an impressive fall. Joining him will be Jeremy Penn, who has twice been drafted and is looking to come back from injury. Right hander TJ Law will compete for time as well.

“We lost Tyler Garner at the end of the season last year and I feel like he was one of our top starters” Bradley said. “He has comeback quickly after surgery and I think he will have a chance to be a key contributor for us if he continues to progress and stay healthy. Garner has quality innings in our program and he will be a leader on our pitching staff as well as a valuable asset on the mound.”

Closers Returners Zach Williams and Freddy Soto will be battling for the closing job. Williams recorded a 1-0 record and tallied a team-best 1.29 ERA during his first season on the Hill. Soto completed the 2010 season with a 2-0-1 record and a 4.63 ERA.

“Our No. 3 starter is up in the air,” Bradley said. “We are looking for someone to step into the role. Could be Garner if he is ready which could come late in the season. Kyle Duncan is also a possibility. He had a good fall and will be looking to compete with returner Eric Faust for that third starting spot on conference weekends.”

“Both Zack and Freddy throw 90-94 MPH and will have a lot of opportunities to earn playing time early in the season. They will be battling to win the closing role.”

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2011 Baseball Season Outlook The Schedule The Hillcats will open the season with eight of their first 10 contests on the road. They will also have to hurdle the obstacle of playing at alternate home sites throughout February as facility improvements are completed at the baseball/softball complex. Three teams from the Sooner Athletic Conference competed at the eight-team NAIA World Series last season. The Diamond Cats open their 30-game Sooner Athletic Conference slate on Feb. 14 at Oklahoma Christian. The Cats travel to Plainview, Texas for a three-game series at Wayland Baptist, Feb. 24-25. Bradley’s squad will host World Series runner-up Lubbock Christian in a three-game series on March 2-3. RSU welcomes St. Gregory’s, Northwestern Oklahoma State, USAO and Oklahoma Baptist to Claremore in March. OBU reached the NAIA World Series for the third time in program history last season. The Hillcats will play their remaining nine conference matches in April with the final series coming on April 19 and 21 against Mid-America Christian. Last season’s regular season champion Oklahoma City and OBU will cohost the SAC Tournament May 2-5. “The conference is considered one of the best in the NAIA and the results speak for themselves. If you are able to compete at a high level in our conference you have a shot at competing at the World Series.”

u Senior Freddy Soto looks to earn the closing role for the 2012 season.

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Ron Bradley - Head Baseball Coach Head Baseball Coach Ron Bradley is a member of Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association (OBCA) Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.

record in 2008 and a fourth-place finish as a first-year member of the prestigious Sooner Athletic Conference. He achieved his 100th collegiate coaching victory in 2009 and has led RSU to four consecutive winning seasons. The 2011 Diamond Cats had the most success in program history going 45-15 and capturing the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. The Cats reached the NAIA National Championship Opening Round and were ranked as high as No. 11 in the NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Poll, marking the first time the Cats had cracked the Top 25 in program history.

He began his collegiate coaching career at RSU in 2004 after compiling one of the most successful high school baseball coaching resumes in Oklahoma history. Most recently, Bradley was named the Oklahoma College Baseball Coach of the Year by his peers in January 2009. His career accomplishments include four state championships in four different classifications (2A, 4A, 5A, 6A), one state runner-up, and eleven regional championships. He tallied nearly 500 career victories in his 21 years as a head coach at the high school level and holds the unique distinction of winning the first baseball state championship at West Fork (Ark.), Claremore (Okla.), and Jenks (Okla.) high schools. Bradley took Claremore to the state championship game three different times and reached at least the semi-final round in all three seasons he coached at Class 6A power Jenks High School.

Bradley’s Hillcats have posted a 179-120 record in six seasons as an NAIA member institution. He and his wife Jill reside in Claremore. They have two grown children; Ryan, Athletic Director at RSU, and Kayla, an elementary school teacher in Lawrence, Kan.

In 2011 Bradley added the first Sooner Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament championship at RSU to his resume. Bradley has been selected Oklahoma Coach of the Year three times by The Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World. He has also been honored with two National Region Coach of the Year Awards and is a five-time OBCA Coach of the Year. In 1998 he led the Oklahoma Senior Sunbelt team to its first-ever Sunbelt Series Championship. Bradley has also been honored with coaching duties in the Oklahoma AllState game, Sooner State games and numerous other allstar competitions. More than a dozen of Bradley’s former players have been selected in the Major League Baseball amateur draft, two of whom have reached the big leagues. Bradley has been a keynote speaker at the state and national level and is highly regarded in the baseball coaching community for his philosophies on hitting and his ability to build championship programs. Bradley laid the foundation for athletics at RSU when he introduced club sports to the campus as the director of physical education in 2004. He later served as interim athletic director and remains instrumental in the development of RSU athletic programs. Bradley guided the Hillcats to their first winning season in 2007 with a 28-23 record. He followed that up with a 35-16

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Robert Brown - Assistant Baseball Coach Assistant Coach Robert Brown joined RSU in 2004. He previously served as an assistant coach at Virginia’s Radford University, an NCAA Division I school in the Big South Conference. His duties at Radford were primarily pitching, defense and recruiting. Brown also has served as the head coach of the Waynesboro Generals of the Valley League for two seasons. Prior to his work with Waynesboro, Brown served as an assistant coach at Collinsville High School as well as a stint at Oklahoma Junior College in Oklahoma City. Along with his coaching at RSU, Brown enjoys being a clinical speaker and private pitching instructor.

Jimmy Rogers - Assistant Baseball Coach Jimmy Rogers brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Major Leagues to the Hillcats. Rogers joined the RSU coaching staff in 2007 and works primarily with the pitching staff. A former big leaguer, he spent two seasons in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays. Rogers graduated from Tulsa Webster High School in 1985 and was an all-state selection while leading the Warriors to a state championship. He pitched for two seasons at Seminole State College and was drafted by Toronto in the 1986 amateur draft. Rogers lives in Beggs and enjoys giving personal pitching instruction when not working with the Hillcats.

u Coach Bradley and Coach Brown embark on their seventh year with the Hillcats.

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 24 Position: 1B/OF Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 6’2/225 B/T: R/R

Class: Junior Hometown: St. Cloud, FL HS: St. Cloud Previous School: University of West Florida Major: Sport Management

2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .342 161 13

Cody

3B 2

HR 13

R 29

RBI 66

About: In his first season on The Hill, Campbell broke the RSU single-season record for runs batted in with 66 RBI. He also tied the single season record for home runs as he blasted 13 on the year. Campbell played in 54 games and started in 51 contests. He rounded out the season with a .342 batting average and a .696 slugging percentage. Campbell transfered to Rogers State after two seasons at the University of West Florida. After tearing his ACL, Cody was held out of action in 2010 due to the injury. As a freshman he hit .229 with 2 home runs and 13 RBI. As a senior in high school, Campbell was named to the all-county, second-team all-Central Florida and second-team all-state teams. He also was named Player of the Year for the all-county squad. His brother, Colton, is a member of the Hillcat baseball team. Cody said he chose RSU because, “RSU has an up and coming baseball program and it was a good fit.”

Campbell

Number: 43 Position: 1B/OF Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 6’2/225 B/T: R/R

Class: Junior Hometown: St. Cloud, FL HS: St. Cloud Previous School: University of West Florida Major: Radio Communications

2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .336 107 10

3B 0

HR 3

R 28

RBI 22

About: Campbell appeared in 40 games, starting in 34 contests in 2011. He had a .336 batting average, driving in 22 runs on 36 hits with a trio of home runs. He came to Rogers State after starting his career at the University of West Florida. As a freshman at UWF, Colton hit .115 with five RBI. Campbell helped lead St. Cloud High School to back-to-back district runner-up appearances. He was twice named first-team All-Orange Belt Conference in high school and was named Osceola County Athlete of the Week by the Orlando Sentinel. Colton’s brother, Cody, is a member of the RSU baseball team. Colton said he chose RSU because he “liked how the coaches were up front and were going to give me a chance to show my talents.”

Colton

Campbell

Number: 11 Position: LHP Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 6’3/185 B/T: L/L

Class: Junior Hometown: Barnsdall, OK HS: Barnsdall Previous School: None Major: Accounting

2011 Statistics W L ERA 4 3 6.62

IP 34

BB 7

SO 14

About: Cassity appeared in 11 games, starting in nine, as a sophomore and registered a 4-3 record in 34 innings pitched with a 6.62 ERA. He played 13 games as a true freshman in 2010. He registered a 2.98 ERA as he earned two wins and one save on the season. The southpaw garnered Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of April 4-11 after registering a win over Oklahoma Wesleyan and a save over USAO in 2010. He signed with the Hillcats following a storybook prep career at Barnsdall High School. The southpaw amassed 500 strikeouts during his high school career and tossed two nohitters. Cassity went 10-2 on the mound during his senior campaign and also placed third in the state wrestling tournament. He said he chose RSU because “I like the coaching staff, the location of the school and the success of the program.

Casey

Cassity

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 35 Position: LHP Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 6’1/210 B/T: R/L

Class: Redshirt Sophomore Hometown: Holiday Island, AR HS: Pea Ridge Previous School: None Major: Sport Management

2010 Statistics W L ERA 0 0 1.93

IP 4.2

BB 2

SO 5

About: Deaton appeared in four contests as a redshirt freshman last season. He tossed 4.2 innings and fanned five of his 21 batters faced. He ended the year with a 1.93 ERA. As a freshman in 2010, Deaton redshirted with the Diamond Cats. He joined the Hillcats after starring at Pea Ridge High School in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Deaton helped Pea Ridge achieve back-to-back conference championships during his junior and senior seasons. The lefthander didn’t pitch in 2009, due to injury, but posted a 3-1 record with a 2.50 ERA in 2008. He said he chose RSU because “I really liked the coaching staff and I loved the campus.”

Kyle

Deaton

Number: 29 Position: OF Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 5’11/175 B/T: R/R

Class: Senior Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK HS: Broken Arrow Previous School: Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Major: Business

2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .167 12 1

3B 0

HR 0

R 28

RBI 1

About: In 2011, Estes played in 49 games and served as the Hillcats go-to pinch runner. As a junior he stole 17 bases and scored 38 runs. In 12 at bats he registered one RBI on two hits with one double. He came to RSU from Northern Oklahoma College after two years playing under Coach Terry Ballard. Estes hit .315 as a sophomore with two home runs, 17 RBI and 13 steals. As a freshman he hit .500 with two doubles and 4 RBI. In his senior season in high school Estes was named AllConference under head coach Shannon Dobson at Broken Arrow. He was also was a member of the Tigers football team. Estes said he chose RSU because “it is a good program.”

Taylor

Estes

Number: 28 Position: LHP Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 6’3/175 B/T: L/L

Class:Senior Hometown: Winfield, KS HS: Winfield Previous School: Cowley County College Major: Business

2011 Statistics W L ERA 2 1 4.50

IP 36

BB 11

SO 25

About: Faust compiled a 2-1 record on the mound in his first season with the Hillcats. He registered a 4.50 ERA and struck out 25 batters in 36 innings pitched. He joined the Hillcats after two seasons at Cowley County College. Faust was a member of Cowley County’s conference championship team in 2009 as a freshman. That season Cowley County was ranked seventh in the nation and Faust registered a record of 1-0 with one save. As a senior in high school he finished with a 6-4 record.

Eric

Faust

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 26 Position: SS/2B Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 6’1/170 B/T: R/R 2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B – – –

Class: Redshirt Freshman Hometown: Boisbriand, Canada HS: Lafleche Previous School: None Major: Business Administration

3B –

HR –

R –

RBI –

About: Fyfe redshirted in his first season on The Hill. He came to RSU from Lafleche where he batted .386 with 13 doubles, 18 RBI and 19 steals. He was nominated for MVP honors in 2010. In 2009 he totaled 21 steals while hitting .320 and recording 32 RBI, 13 doubles and two triples. He was fourth in the league in stolen bases and had the most RBIs in the league. He won awards for playing with a high level of competition and great sportsmanship. His full name is Jean Francois Dumais Fyfe and is a French-Canadian. He said he chose RSU because “of the great coaches and great conference.”

Jeff

Fyfe

Tyler

Number: 22 Position: LHP Age: 23 Ht/Wt: 6’1/180 B/T: R/R

Class: Senior Hometown: Stigler, OK HS: Stigler Previous School: Carl Albert State College Major: Elementary Education

2011 Statistics W L ERA 6 3 3.54

IP 48.1

BB 11

SO 44

About: Garner started in 10 games as a junior in 2010. He finished the season with a 6-3 overall record and 3.53 ERA. He fanned 44 batters in 48.1 inning pitched. He earned player of the week honors for his road win over Lubbock Christian. Garner started in 15 games and tied the team-high with eight wins, pitching three complete games as a sophomore in 2010. He recorded 58 strikeouts with a season-high nine strikeouts against Mid-America Christian on 4/24/10. Garner was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 8-14 after tossing five shutout innings to beat Benedictine College on 2/13/10. As a freshman, the Stigler, Okla., native posted a 6-6 record for Carl Albert State College, including two-hit victories over Western Oklahoma State and Redlands State College. Garner began his collegiate athletic career as a basketball player at Eastern Oklahoma State and said he chose RSU because “they have good coaches and a chance to win a national championship.”

Garner

Number: 32 Position: OF Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 5’8/160 B/T: L/L 2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B – – –

Class: Redshirt Sophomore Hometown: Jenks, OK HS: Victory Christian Previous School: None Major: Sport Management

3B –

HR –

R –

RBI –

About: Garrison was a member of the 2011 Hillcat squad that had a 45-win season and earned its first Sooner Athletic Conference championship. He redshirted during the 2010 season. He joined the Diamond Cats following a standout senior season at Victory Christian High School. He hit .399 with two home runs and also led the state with nine triples. Garrison was voted the team MVP and was the only member of his class to play college baseball. He said he chose RSU because “of its outstanding athletic and academic programs and its atmosphere to achieve excellence.”

Andrew

Garrison

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 2 Position: SS/2B Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 5’8/155 B/T: R/R

Class: Redshirt Sophomore Hometown: Orlando, FL HS: Edgewater Previous School: None Major: Sport Management

2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .143 7 0

3B 0

HR 0

R 4

RBI 0

About: Hernandez played in 28 games as a redshirt freshman. He scored four runs and had a perfect fielding percentage. He redshirted the 2010 season. He became the second Edgewater High School prospect to sign with the Hillcats when he joined the program for the 2010 season (former RSU catcher Joe Mandbodh also hails from Edgewater). The Orlando, Florida native hit .320 during his senior season and was named the team’s defensive player of the year. Hernandez said he chose RSU because “of the great coaching staff and the opportunity that was given to me.”

Hamilton

Hernandez

Number: 30 Position: RHP Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 6’0/185 B/T: R/R

Class: Redshirt Freshman Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK HS: Broken Arrow Previous School: None Major: Undecided

2011 Statistics W L ERA – – –

IP –

BB –

SO –

About: Law redshirted in his first season at RSU. He came to The Hill following a successful career at Broken Arrow. He went 1-0 with four saves and a 1.27 ERA with 11 strikeouts as a senior. He helped the Tigers to a regional championship losing to eventual state champions Union. Law was named Tulsa All-Metro team and his first name is Tyler. Law said he chose RSU because “of the location, facilities and the opportunity to win.”

T.J.

Law

Number: 19 Position: LHP Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 6’0/165 B/T: L/L

Class: Redshirt Freshman Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK HS: Broken Arrow Previous School: None Major: Undecided

2011 Statistics W L ERA – – –

IP –

BB –

SO –

About: Marquette joined the Hillcats in 2011 and redshirted his freshman season. He signed with the Hillcats out of Broken Arrow High School. As a senior he was named 2010 Most Outstanding Pitcher of the Year for Broken Arrow. He was also named to the 2010 All-Metro team with a record of 2-0 with five saves a 1.85 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched. He said he chose RSU because, “of the excellent coaching staff and it’s close to home.”

Mason

Marquette

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 8 Position: SS Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 5’11/170 B/T: R/R

Class: Senior Hometown: Inola, OK HS: Inola Previous School: Independence CC Major: Sport Management

2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .246 176 9

3B 1

HR 2

R 45

RBI 42

About: McKewon started in 58 of the Hillcats 60 games in 2011. He stole 10 bases and drove in 42 runs while batting .246 on the season. As a mainstay in the Hillcat infield, he compiled a .914 fielding percentage. He transferred to RSU after two years at Independence CC under head coach Tye Hallowell. In 2010 he hit .425 with 10 home runs at Independence and was named all-conference and all-region shortstop. He was named all-conference third baseman in 2009 while hitting .406 and 6 home runs. He said he chose RSU because “it’s close to home and because of the coaching staff.”

Cade

McKewon

Number: 6 Position: RHP Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 5’10/190 B/T: L/L

Class: Redshirt Senior Hometown: Tecumseh, OK HS: Tecumseh Previous School: Rose State Major: Nursing

2011 Statistics W L ERA 2 1 6.00

IP 36

BB 27

SO 24

About: Miner compiled a 2-1 record as a junior at RSU. He played in 15 games and started five with a 6.00 ERA. The righthanded hurler fanned 24 batters in 36 innings pitched. His signature win came over No. 5-ranked Oklahoma Baptist as he registered the complete game victory for the Hillcats. The junior southpaw allowed one run on four hits with three strikeouts. Minor redshirted the 2010 season. The Tecumseh, Okla., native went 3-6 with a 4.61 ERA as a sophomore at Rose State College in 2009. He helped Connors State reach the JUCO World Series as a freshman and said he chose RSU because “I really liked the coaches.”

Jim

Miner

Number: 7 Position: RHP Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 6’4/185 B/T: R/R

Class: Redshirt Junior Hometown: Tortola, British V.I. HS: BVI Previous School: Western Oklahoma State Major: Computer Science

2011 Statistics W L ERA – – –

IP –

BB –

SO –

About: Penn was part of the 2011 Hillcat squad that earned their first Sooner Athletic Conference title. He redshirted the 2010 season at RSU. He signed with the Hillcats out of Western Oklahoma State after originally committing to Oklahoma State. He posted an impressive 7-0 record as a sophomore at Western and amassed 73 strikeouts over 49 innings of work. Penn helped WOSC reach the JUCO World Series in back-to-back seasons and said he chose RSU because “I was given an opportunity to be a part of the RSU baseball team.”

Jeremy

Penn

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 16 Position: OF Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 5’10/185 B/T: R/R 2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .313 96 7

Class: Junior Hometown: Coweta, OK HS: Coweta Previous School: None Major: Sport Management

3B 0

HR 3

R 30

RBI 22

About: Poverud appeared in 46 contests and started in 29 of them as a sophomore in 2011. He drove in 22 runs, blasted three home runs and hit seven doubles with a .313 batting average. He played in 38 games during his freshman campaign in 2011. He signed with RSU after putting up big numbers during a four-year career at Coweta High School. He compiled a .418 career batting average as a four-year starter and belted seven home runs as a senior in 2009. Poverud was named an Under Armour All-American in 2008 and 2009 and said he chose RSU because “it’s close to home and because of the excellent coaches and team.”

Keith

Poverud

Number: 14 Position: SS Age: 24 Ht/Wt: 5’10/185 B/T: L/L 2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .383 175 13

Class: Senior Hometown: La Romana, Dominican Republic HS: Walton High School Previous School: Western OK College Major: Sport Management

3B 2

HR 8

R 62

RBI 50

About: Ramirez was named All-Sooner Athletic Conference second team and started in 58 of the Hillcats 60 contests. As the Hillcats everyday shortstop, he led the team in on base percentage (.511) and holds the single season record for walks with 41. He tallied eight home runs, 26 stolen bases and 13 doubles with a .383 batting average. He signed with Rogers State out of Western Oklahoma College. As a sophomore Ramirez hit .388 with 17 doubles, four triples, eight home runs, 61 RBI and 25 steals. He helped Western to its highest ranking of No. 1, a regional and district championship and a third place finish in the World Series. He said he chose RSU because, “I really like the environment and the coaching staff is pretty awesome.”

Randy

Ramirez

Number: 13 Position: C Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 6’0/290 B/T: R/R 2011 Statistics AVG. AB 2B .373 118 8

Class: Senior Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK HS: Broken Arrow Previous School: Seminole State College Major: Sport Management

3B 0

HR 5

R 10

RBI 33

About: Rymel started in 39 of the 40 games he played in last season. He registered a .373 batting average with 44 hits, nine doubles and four home runs. He registered a .988 fielding percentage behind the plate last season, committing just three errors. Rymel played in 34 games and started in 20 contests in 2010. The Broken Arrow, Okla. native, posted a .988 fielding percentage as he committed just two errors in 173 chances. Rymel joined the Diamond Cats for his sophomore season after helping Seminole State College reach the JUCO World Series in 2009. He was a two-time all-conference selection at Broken Arrow High School and also made the Oklahoma Senior Sunbelt team. Rymel said he chose RSU because “of the coaches and the atmosphere that surrounds the program.”

Lance

Rymel

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 34 Position: OF Age: 24 Ht/Wt: 6’0/210 B/T: R/R

Class: Senior Hometown: New York, NY HS: George Washington Previous School: Western OK College Major: Communications

2011 Statistics W L ERA 2 0 4.63

IP 11.2

BB 12

SO 14

About: Soto completed the 2010 season with a 2-0-1 record and a 4.63 ERA. He tossed 11.2 innings and fanned 14 batters. He signed with the Hillcats out of Western Oklahoma College. Soto was team captain of a Western squad that remained ranked No. 1 in the nation throughout the year. He admits that once the umpire says play ball a different world turns on for him and that he loves competition. Soto said he chose RSU because “I liked the program when I came and visited.”

Freddy

Soto

Number: 3 Position: LHP Age: 23 Ht/Wt: 6’3/190 B/T: L/L

Class: Redshirt Senior Hometown: Seminole, OK HS: Seminole Previous School: Seminole State College Major: Marketing

2011 Statistics W L ERA 4 1 2.33

IP 19.1

BB 7

SO 17

About: Taylor appeared in 16 contests in 2011 with a 4-1 record. He tossed 19.1 innings, striking out 18 hitters and allowed just one home run. As a sophomore in 2010 he played in 15 games as he hurled 22 innings. He compiled a 4.91 ERA and acquired one win. Taylor signed with the Diamond Cats after helping Seminole State College claim a Region II championship in 2009. He tossed five shutout innings during the JUCO World Series and amassed 19 strikeouts over 20 innings pitched as a reliever. Taylor said he chose RSU because “it’s a great school with a good baseball program.

Drew

Taylor

Number: 44 Position: LHP Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 6’7/225 B/T: L/L

Class: Senior Hometown: Coweta, OK HS: Coweta Previous School: Connors State College Major: Undecided

2011 Statistics W L ERA 1 1 5.16

IP 25.2

BB 26

SO 27

About: In 2011, Wenaas registered a 1-1 record while appearing in 11 games and making four starts. He pitched 25.2 innings, fanning 27 hitters. He collected three wins in 12 games while making eight starts as a sophomore in 2010. He struck-out a season-high seven batters against Northwestern Oklahoma State on 4/18/10. Wenaas transferred to RSU from Connors State College for the 2009 season. The southpaw spent two years at Connors and redshirted in 2008. A basketball and baseball standout at Coweta High School, Wenaas said he chose RSU because “I tried out and the coaches have given me an opportunity to contribute.”

Jacob

Wenaas

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Baseball Player Bios (Returners) Number: 12 Position: RHP Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 6’0/210 B/T: R/R

Class: Senior Hometown: Roland, OK HS: Roland Previous School: Seminole State College Major: Sport Management

2011 Statistics W L ERA 1 0 1.29

IP 14

BB 9

SO 22

About: Williams recorded a 1-0 record and tallied a team-best 1.29 ERA during his first season on The Hill. He appeared 16 times, fanning 22 batters in 14 innings pitched. He joined the Hillcats after playing for Coach Jeff Shafer at Seminole State College. He pitched eleven innings at Seminole, finishing with a record of 2-0. He helped Seminole to the 2009 JUCO World Series. Williams said he chose RSU because, “the coaching staff, the opportunities to win championships and the community.”

Zack

Williams

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: 45 Position: 1B/OF Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 6’4/240 B/T: R/R

Class: Sophomore Hometown: Tulsa, OK HS: Union Previous School: Northeast Texas JC Major: Psychology

About: Ambrose spent his freshman campaign at Northeast Texas Community College. He finished a stellar prep career in 2010 at Union High School. The Redskins earned a conference and state championship during his senior campaign. Union topped three-time defending champs Owasso, 10-9 in nine innings, to win the Class 6A state title. Ambrose clubbed two homers and finished the four state playoff games he played in with a .750 batting average. He ended the postseason with four homers, 11 RBIs, two doubles and 10 runs scored. He was named ESPN Rise- National Player of the Week, All-State, conference player of the year, all-conference, Union Player of the Year, and Tulsa Metro Player of the year. Off the baseball field, Ambrose enjoys hunting and fishing. He said he chose RSU because “It is close to home and a good baseball program.”

wade

ambrose

Number: 20 Position: CF Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 5’10/178 B/T: R/R

Class: Junior Hometown: Fort Gibson, OK HS: Fort Gibson Previous School: Connors State College Major: Sports Management

About: Baker joins the Hillcats from Connors State College. He started his career at Connors in 2007 but took a two-year hiatus after suffering an injury in the fall. After spending a year as a traditional student, Baker walked on at Connors in 2010-11. He earned a scholarship and started for the team in the spring. He led the team on offense during conference play with a .400 batting average and earned second team all-conference honors. He said he chose RSU because “It seems like the team has a bright future and I liked the coaching staff.”

Eric

Baker

Number: 9 Position: LHP Age: 21 Ht/Wt: 5’9/180 B/T: L/L

Brandon

Class: Junior Hometown: Owasso, OK HS: Owasso Previous School: Eastern Oklahoma State College Major: Undecided

About: Bargas joins the Hillcats after spending his sophomore season at Eastern Oklahoma College. The south paw registered an 8-5 record with a 3.01 ERA. He fanned 95 hitters in 80 innings pitched and earned Region II All-Tournament Team honors. The Mountaineers won the Region II Championship in 2011. As a freshman, Bargas played at the University of Oklahoma where he tossed 11.1 innings, striking out 13 batters with a 3.97 ERA. He made a trip to the World Series with the Sooners in 2010. The Owasso High School product won three straight state championships (07, 08, 09) with the Rams. As a senior in 2009 he was named to the all-state team and earned Tulsa Metro Pitcher of the Year accolades. Bargas finished his senior campaign with a 2-3 record, pitching 72 innings with 87 strikeouts and a 1.30 ERA. He said he chose RSU because “It is close to home with a great baseball program, great coaching and competitive opponents.”

Bargas

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: 1 Position: OF Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 5’11/165 B/T: R/R

Class: Redshirt Freshman Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK HS: Broken Arrow Previous School: Southwestern Oklahoma State Major: Undecided

About: Cochran transfers to RSU after playing football at Southwestern Oklahoma State last season. He is a Broken Arrow High School product who played under Head Coach Shannon Dobson. As a senior at BA, he was the team captain and named team Defensive Player of the Year, all-district and all-conference. He said he chose RSU because “of the rising baseball program, great coaches and I heard a lot of great things.”

Alex

Cochran

Number: RS Position: C Age: 18 Ht/Wt: 6’0/180 B/T: R/R

Class: Redshirt Freshman Hometown: Midland, TX HS: Greenwood Previous School: N/A Major: Pre-Med

About: Crow joins the Hillcats family from Greenwood High School in Midland, Texas. Playing under the direction of Coach Vince Collicoatte, GHS won the March Classic Tournament. During his senior campaign, Crow registered 78 hits and seven double while compiling 27 RBI with a .458 batting average, striking out just twice all season. He also excelled in the classroom as he was named academic all-state. He said he chose RSU because “It felt like my hometown because it seems like a big family.”

Joe

Crow

Number: RS Position: 3B/SS Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 5’5/165 B/T: L/R

Class: Redshirt Freshman Hometown: Norman, OK HS: Community Christian Previous School: N/A Major: Paramedics

About: Culwell joins the Hillcats after playing at Community Christian High School. He missed his senior campaign due to a knee injury. During his junior season, Culwell recorded 31 stolen bases with a .305 batting average. He was named All-State and Little All-City for his efforts. As a senior he was named to the All-State team for football as he scored 29 touchdowns. He said he chose RSU because “of the coaching staff and the opportunity they gave me.”

Austin

Culwell

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: 33 Position: C/1B Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 6’3/215 B/T: R/R

Class: Sophomore Hometown: New York, NY HS: Washington Irving Previous School: Western Oklahoma Junior College Major: Community Counseling

About: De La Cruz spent two seasons at Western Junior College where he received a redshirt and medical redshirt. He spent his freshman season at Baltimore City Community College where he led the team in runs batted in. He said he chose RSU because “it gave me an opportunity to continue my education and baseball career.”

Emmanuel

De la Cruz

Number: 27 Position: RHP Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 6’1/190 B/T: R/R

Class: Sophomore Hometown: Bedford, TX HS: Colleyville Heritage Previous School: Oklahoma State/Hill College Major: Sport Management

About: Duncan redshirted last season at Oklahoma State after enduring a knee injury. He spent his freshman campaign at Hill College (Texas) where he played under Head Coach Chris Batike. He lettered three years at Colleyville Heritage High School and was an all-district performer, leading his team to a district title and the regional semifinals.

Kyle

Duncan

Number: RS Position: C/1B Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 6’1/210 B/T: L/L

Class: Redshirt Sophomore Hometown: Mannford, OK HS: Mannford Previous School: Allen County CC Major: Nursing

About: Garner transfers to RSU from Allen County Community College. During his freshman campaign he registered a 4-3 record on the mound with a 4.2 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. Garner was a member of the Mannford High School baseball team. Under the direction of Head Coach John Aven, Garner and the Pirates made an appearance at the state playoffs three straight years and advanced to the title game during his sophomore season in 2008. He said he chose RSU because “because of the good baseball and nursing programs.”

Patrick

Garner

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: 18 Position: 2B Age: 18 Ht/Wt: 5’9/175 B/T: L/L

Class: Freshman Hometown: Pryor, OK HS: Pryor Previous School: N/A Major: Undecided

About: Heston joins the Hillcats after a stellar prep career at Pryor High School. As a senior he was named Male Athlete of the Year and baseball team MVP at PHS. The Tiger baseball team won the All-Metro Lakes Conference championship in 2011 and bowed out in the state semifinals. The Three Rivers Coaches Association and the All-Metro Lakes Conference named Heston Player of the Year for his efforts as a senior. As a junior, he was named first team All-conference and earned second team honors as a freshman. Heston was a four-year letter winner in baseball and football at Pryor.

Blake

Heston

Number: RS Position: 2B Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 5’9/195 B/T: L/R

Class: Junior Hometown: Wilmington, NC HS: Hoggard Previous School: Southeastern Community College Major: Sports Management

About: Malter spent two seasons at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, NC where the team won the regional championship and made an appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series. Playing under head coach Scott Johnson, Malter registered a .300 batting average during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He was a three-year letterwinner at Hoggard High School where his baseball team made a playoff run during his senior campaign. Malter said he chose RSU because “of the baseball program.”

Nick

Malter

Number: 5 Position: C Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 6’0/180 B/T: R/R

Class: Redshirt Junior Hometown: Rogers, AR HS: Rogers Previous School: Maple Woods Community College Major: Criminal Justice

About: Matthews spent two seasons at Maple Woods Community College under Head Coach Marty Kilgore. He recorded a stellar prep career at Rogers High school where he was an all-state and all-conference selection. He said he chose RSU because “of the great coaching staff and facilities.”

McKenzie

Matthews

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: 10 Position: RHP Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 6’2/220 B/T: R/R

Class: Sophomore Hometown: Tulsa, OK HS: Booker T. Washington Previous School: Connors State College Major: Undecided

About: McGee comes to The Hill after one season at Connors State College. Playing under Head Coach Perry Keith, McGee compiled a 5-0 record on the mound. He was a four-year letter winner under Head Coach John Potocnik at Booker T. Washington High School. As a senior at Booker T. Washington, McGee registered a 9-2 record on the mound with a .510 batting average. The Hornets were the state runner up in 2010. McGee earned BTWHS Pitcher and Player of the Year honors while being named to the all-conference team and the Oklahoma All-State team in 2010. Off the field, McGee enjoys fishing and hunting. He said he chose RSU because “It is close to home and the great coaching.”

Joe

McGee

Number: RS Position: 2B Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 6’0/180 B/T: L/L

Class: Freshman Hometown: St. Amable, Quebec HS: Edouard Mont-Petit Previous School: N/A Major: Sports Management

About: Ochoa spent one season at Lafleche College where he registered a .325 batting average before transferring to The Hill. He said he chose RSU because “of the great coaching staff.”

Johan

Ochoa

Number: RS Position: LHP Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 5’11/175 B/T: L/L

Class: Freshman Hometown: Tulsa, OK HS: Jenks Previous School: N/A Major: Sports Management

About: Patton is a product of Jenks High School. Playing under Head Coach Dennis Keeley, Patton and the Trojans won the regional title in 2011. Patton was an Under Armor Preseason All-American, earned All-Metro South honors and was named Pitcher of the Year at JHS during his senior campaign. He said he chose RSU because “It is close to home and the great coaching.”

Sean

Patton

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: 4 Position: 2B Age: 20 Ht/Wt: 5’9/175 B/T: L/R

Class: Junior Hometown: Manati, Puerto Rico HS: Petra Carretjer Previous School: Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Major: Sports Management

About: Rivera comes to RSU after spending two years at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa. Playing under Head Coach Terry Ballard at NOC, he received the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® for the top defensive second baseman in NJCAA Division II. He was the first NOC baseball player to receive the award. Rivera only made four errors the entire season with a fielding percentage of .978. He had a .439 batting average on the year to finish 21st in the nation. Nicknamed “Bambi” Rivera said he chose RSU because “of the great coaching staff and the progression of the program.”

Hector

Rivera

Number: RS Position: OF Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 5’11/195 B/T: R/R

Class: Freshman Hometown: Inola, OK HS: Inola Previous School: N/A Major: Business Management

About: Smith is a product of Inola High School. Playing under Head Coach Kevin Waller, Smith and Longhorns earned the district championship four straight seasons. As a senior in 2011, he tallied a .535 batting average, earning conference offensive player of the year, all-metro honorable mention and team MVP honors. During his junior campaign he was named to the allconference squad and was named the team MVP. As a sophomore in 2009, he was named team offensive player of the year and recorded all-conference honors. He said he chose RSU because “of the great coaching and it’s close to home.”

Jacob

Smith

Number: 21 Position: LHP Age: 22 Ht/Wt: 6’2/175 B/T: L/L

Class: Junior Hometown: St. Peters, MO HS: Francis Howell North Previous School: Southeast Missouri State Major: Undecided

About: Spainhoward joins the Hillcats from Southeast Missouri State where he only played in the fall of 2010 due to injury. Prior to playing at SMSU, he spent two seasons at Southwestern Illinois College. The left handed pitcher tossed 50 innings and fanned 41 batters with a 6.30 ERA and a 3-3-1 overall record. As a freshman, Spainhoward registered a 5-4-1 record with a 6.19 ERA in 52.1 innings pitched and 27 strikeouts. The team earned the Region 24 championship and he was named to the all-tournament team. Spainhoward finished his prep career at Francis Howell North High School. During his senior season he earned a 5-0 record with a 1.67 ERA. He fanned 46 batters in 46 innings pitched. He had a batting average of .313 and drove in 19 runs. He said he chose RSU because “of the good baseball program and southern hospitality.”

Shawn

Spainhoward

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Baseball Player Bios (Newcomers) Number: RS Position: LHP Age: 19 Ht/Wt: 6’3/220 B/T: L/L

Class: Freshman Hometown: Savanna, OK HS: Savanna Previous School: N/A Major: Community Counseling

About: Weeks comes to The Hill after an impressive prep career at Savanna High School. As a four-year letterwinner, he led the team in home runs and strikeouts during his junior and senior campaign. He was the team and conference MVP three straight seasons. Along with playing baseball, Weeks was a four year letterwinner in basketball. He said he chose RSU because “he had an awesome connection with pitching coach Robert Brown.”

Colton

Weeks

u The Hillcats return 18 players from last year’s Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship team.

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In Memoriam of RSU Hillcat Pitcher Tyler Brown The Rogers State University family lost one of its own due to a tragic accident on November 12, 2011.

Brown was an integral part of the Hillcats’ run to the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship in 2011. He closed out the SAC Championship game going two and two-thirds innings giving up one run on four hits and striking out three batters in the 12-7 Hillcat victory. As a freshman he pitched in 14 games and posted a perfect 6-0 record on the hill.

Sophomore baseball player Tyler Brown was killed in a one-car accident west of Claremore. He was 20 years old. “Tyler was a valuable part of our program, a hard worker, and a good teammate. His vibrant attitude and enthusiasm for life will be deeply missed,” said RSU Baseball Coach Ron Bradley.

Before coming to RSU, Brown was a two-sport standout at Berryhill High School. He led the Chiefs to state championship appearances in baseball and football.

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Hillcat Baseball Conference Opponents

Lubbock Christian University Home: 3/2/12 - 3/3/12

Away: N/A

Mid-America Christian Home: 4/21/12

Oklahoma Baptist University

Away: 4/19/12

Home: 3/15/12

Away: 3/17/12

Oklahoma Christian University Home: 3/1/11

Away: 4/5/11

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Founded: 1957

Founded: 1953

Founded: 1910

Founded: 1950

Enrollment: 2,000

Enrollment: 1,180

Enrollment: 1,700

Enrollment: 2,228

Mascot: Chaparrals “Chaps”

Mascot: Evangels

Mascot: Bison

Mascot: Eagles

Colors: Blue & White

Colors: Red, Black & White

Colors: Green & Gold

Colors: Maroon, Silver, Tan, Black, & White

President: Dr. L. Ken Jones

President: Dr. John D. Fozard

President: Dr. David Whitlock

President: Dr. Mike O'Neil

Athletic Director: Paul Hise

Athletic Director: Willey Holley

Athletic Director: Robert Davenport

Athletic Director: Curtis Janz

AD Phone: 806-720-7276

AD Phone: 405-692-3141

AD Phone: 405-878-2132

AD Phone: 405-425-5358

SID: Chris Due

SID: Levi Convirs

SID: Ray Fink

SID: Murray Evans

SID Phone: 806-720-7283

SID Phone: 405-692-3140

SID Phone: 405-878-2108

SID Phone: 405-425-5363

SID Fax: 806-720-7290

SID Fax: 405-692-3171

SID Fax: 405-878-2152

SID Fax: 405-425-5351

Website: www.lcuchaps.edu

Website: www.macuathletics.com

Website: www.obubison.com

Website: www.oceagles.com

Head Coach: Nathan Blackwood

Head Coach: Mike Brown

Head Coach: Bobby Cox

Head Coach: Chuck White

Last Year's Record: SAC 21-9; Overall 50-14

Last Year's Record: SAC 12-18; Overall 20-34

Last Year's Record: SAC 23-7; Overall 46-14

Last Year's Record: SAC 16-14; Overall 25-20

Northwestern Oklahoma State

Southern Nazarene University

Oklahoma City University Home: 4/7/12

Away: 4/5/12

Home: N/A

Away: 4/30/12 - 4/31/12

Home: 4/14/12

Away: 4/12/12

St. Gregory's University Home: 3/10/12

Away: 3/8/12

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Location: Alva, Oklahoma

Location: Bethany, Oklahoma

Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma

Founded: 1904

Founded: 1887

Founded: 1899

Founded: 1875

Enrollment: 3,688

Enrollment: 2,310

Enrollment: 2,050

Enrollment: 800

Mascot: Stars

Mascot: Rangers

Mascot: Crimson Storm

Mascot: Cavaliers

Colors: Royal Blue & White

Colors: Red & Black

Colors: Crimson & White

Colors: Red, Blue & White

President: Dr. Tom McDaniel

President: Dr. Janet Cunningham

President: Dr. Loren Gresham

President: Dr. Greg Main

Athletic Director: Jim Abbott

Athletic Director: Andy Carter

Athletic Director: Bobby Martin

Athletic Director: Don Summer

AD Phone: 405-208-5301

AD Phone: (580) 327-8632

AD Phone: 405-491-6627

AD Phone: 405-878-2154

SID: Rich Tortorelli

SID: Allan Scarabello

SID: David Noblett

SID: Todd Eilert

SID Phone: 405-208-5304

SID Phone: (580) 327-8639

SID Phone: 405-255-2517

SID Phone: 405-878-5122

SID Fax: 405-208-5816

SID Fax: N/A

SID Fax: 405-491-6387

SID Fax: 405-878-5198

Website: www.ocusports.com

Website: www.nwosu.edu/athletics

Website: sports.snu.edu

Website: www.sgucavaliers.com

Head Coach: Denny Crabaugh

Head Coach: Ryan Bay

Head Coach: Robert Lee

Head Coach: Chris Pingry

Last Year's Record: SAC 26-4; Overall 47-12

Last Year's Record: SAC 9-21; Overall 26-23

Last Year's Record: SAC 9-21; Overall 17-25

Last Year's Record: SAC 5-25; Overall 12-41

NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

University of Science and Arts Home: 3/31/12

Away: 4/2/12

Location: Chickasha, Oklahoma Founded: 1908 Enrollment: 1,087 Mascot: Drovers

Arlington Baptist www.arlingtonbaptistcollege.edu/content/baseball

Bacone College www.athletics.bacone.edu

Pittsburg State www.pittstategorillas.com

Benedictine www.ravenathletics.benedictine.edu/athletics

Tabor College www.taborbluejays.com

Northeastern www.goriverhawksgo.com

Dallas Christian www.dallas.edu/athletics

Oklahoma Wesleyan www.okwu.edu/athletics

Baker University www.bakeru.edu/athletics

University of Central Oklahoma www.bronchosports.com

Wayland Baptist Home: 3/17/12 - 3/18/12

Away: NA

Location: Plainview, Texas Founded: 1908 Enrollment: 1,422 Mascot: Pioneers

Colors: Green & Gold

Colors: Blue & Gold

President: Dr. John Fever

President: Dr. Paul Armes

Athletic Director: Brisco McPherson

Athletic Director: Dr. Greg Feris

AD Phone: 405-574-1249

AD Phone: 806-292-3801

SID: Jessica Jackson

SID: Rhane Jefress

SID Phone: 405-574-1210

SID Phone: 806-291-3805

SID Fax: 405-574-1377

SID Fax: 806-291-1962

Website: www.usao.edu/sports

Website: www.wbuathletics.com

Head Coach: Mike Ross

Head Coach: Brad Bass

Last Year's Record: SAC 12-18; Overall 26-25

Last Year's Record: SAC 17-13; Overall 32-19

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Hillcat Baseball 2011 Season in Review

u The Hillcats compiled their best season to date in 2011.

2011 marked the best season in program history for the Rogers State baseball team.

Four players were named SAC Player of the Week. Starting shortstop Randy Ramirez earned the title for the week of April 11. Two weeks later right-handed pitcher Grant Cosby was named Pitcher of the week. Pitcher Tyler Garner and catcher Lance Rymel swept the weekly awards for the week of March 7.

The Diamond Cats earned their first Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament title with a 12-7 win over Oklahoma Baptist in the championship game held at Lubbock Christian University. Clinching the SAC title guaranteed the Hillcats would make their first appearance at the NAIA National Championship Opening Round. Despite the 2011 campaign ending at the NAIA opening round, RSU broke several single-season records and raised the bar for the program.

Barnes was named NAIA Honorable Mention AllAmerican. The Bentonville, Ark. native, is the first RSU baseball player to earn All-American honors. The centerfielder started in all 60 games for the Cats and etched his name in the record book as he registered the school’s single-season record for stolen bases (39), hits (83), total bases (132), at bats (206) and runs scored (65). The senior was also named first team All-Sooner Athletic Conference.

RSU (45-15) produced its fifth consecutive winning season and first 45-win season. The Diamond Cats reeled off a program-best 19-game winning streak to start the season.

Three Hillcats joined Barnes on the all-conference team. Cosby was also selected to the first team while juniors Ramirez and Rymel were tabbed second team all-conference. Cosby, a right-handed hurler, ended his five-year baseball career at RSU as the winningest pitcher in program history. The senior from Fayetteville, Ark., registered a team-high eight wins on the year and holds several RSU records. He ranked first in the NAIA in walks allowed per nine innings (.56) and third in total walks allowed with seven on the season. The right-handed hurler led RSU in wins, innings pitched (86.2), and strikeouts (68). He completed his career as the Diamond Cats all-time leader in pitching victories.

For the first time in the program’s short six-year history, RSU cracked the NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top-25 poll. The Cats entered the first regular season poll at No. 13 and climbed as high as No. 11. Coach Ron Bradley’s squad was ranked No. 15 in the final Top-25 poll on May 8. Seven Hillcats regularly in the starting lineup hit .313 or better on the season and lead-off hitter Brandt Barnes led the way with a .403 average. As a team, the Cats hit .328 and belted 50 home runs. RSU tallied 126 doubles on the season which ranked seventh in the NAIA. As a team, the Cats drove in 413 runs with sophomore Cody Campbell leading the team as he broke the single-season record with 66 RBI. The Diamond Cats stole 126 bases and Barnes broke the single-season record with 39 stolen bases.

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Hillcat Baseball 2011 Season in Review Ramirez, from the Bronx, N.Y., started in 58 games as the Hillcats everyday shortstop and led the team in on-base percentage (.511). Rymel, a Broken Arrow, Okla. native, started in 39 games behind the plate for the Cats. He had a .988 fielding percentage as he committed just three errors in 251 chances. He drove in 33 runs and had nine doubles on the season. Left-handed pitcher, Drew Taylor was among the 228 baseball student-athletes that were named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The junior from Seminole, Okla., is majoring in marketing and holds a 3.65 grade point average. He tossed 19.1 innings with a 2.33 earned run average. He registered four wins and one loss on the season. Junior Matt Sample became the first Rogers State baseball player to be drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft as the Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the 28th round. The Pea Ridge, Ark. native, tossed 23.2 innings for the Hillcats last season. He tallied two wins and four saves with 31 strikeouts. The 66, 230-pound pitcher has routinely had his fastball clocked in the mid-90’s. The right-handed hurler recorded a save against then-No. 5 ranked Lubbock Christian and he registered a win over No. 2 Oklahoma City in his first start of the season at the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament. Barnes, Cosby, Sample, Jordan Clark, Joe Manbodh, Kevin Radford, Jairo Valdez and Colton West each made invaluable contributions to the Hillcat baseball program as they completed their careers on The Hill last spring. RSU returns 23 players from the championship squad. 10 of the Hillcats 15 pitchers from last season will return to the mound and five everyday starters in the field will return to the diamond.

u Keith Poverud returns for his junior campaign.

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Hillcat Baseball 2011 Season in Review

u RSU earned its first Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship in 2011.

SAC Championship

The Cats season-high 18 runs scored was fueled by a trio of home runs that accounted for 10 of the team’s runs scored. The Hillcats surged to a 10-2 lead over the first four innings and cruised to the run-rule decision with eight runs in the sixth frame.

The Rogers State baseball team made history last season as it earned its first Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Championship. The Diamond Cats registered a 12-7 victory over secondseeded Oklahoma Baptist on the campus of Lubbock Christian University to earn the title. The No. 19-ranked Hillcats used 18 hits to post runs in all but one inning and claimed the title over No. 5-ranked OBU.

With the win, the Diamond Cats moved on to face top seeded Oklahoma City University. The Diamond Cats upset the No. 2-ranked Stars for the second time in eight days, 12-8. With the win the Cats moved to 2-0 in pool play and advanced to the SAC title game.

Junior Eric Faust (2-1) registered the win on the mound for the Hillcats. The left-handed hurler tossed 6.1 innings and allowed six runs, five earned, on eight hits with one strikeout. Freshman Tyler Brown closed out the contest as he pitched 2.2 innings and allowed one run on four hits while fanning three hitters.

Matt Sample (2-0) registered the win in his first start of the season. The junior right-handed pitcher tossed 6.2 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits while fanning eight. Drew Taylor closed out the seventh allowing one run on two hits. Freshman Tyler Brown pitched 1.1 innings and allowed three runs on three hits with one strikeout. Eric Faust closed out the game and gave up one hit and struck out one.

Sophomore Cody Campbell tallied three hits and three RBI. He tied the RSU single-season home run record in the third with a two-run bomb over the centerfield fence. It was the St. Cloud, Fla. native’s 13th homer of the season. Seven Hillcat hitters had two hits in the game.

The Rogers State baseball team was unable to fend off a ninth inning rally by Oklahoma Christian as it fell 19-16 in the final pool play game at Hays Field. Despite the loss, the Diamond Cats moved on to the title game and defeated second-seeded Oklahoma Baptist.

Coach Ron Bradley’s squad started SAC Tournament play with an 18-2 drubbing of the University of Science and Arts at Wilder Field on the campus of Wayland Baptist University.

With the championship victory, the Cats advanced to the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round for the first time in program history.

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2011 Baseball Season Results Date 02/12/11 02/12/11 02/13/11 02/13/11 02/14/11 02/14/11 02/19/11 02/19/11 02/20/11 02/20/11 02/25/11 02/25/11 02/26/11 02/26/11 03/01/11 03/03/11 03/05/11 03/05/11 03/09/11 03/09/11 03/11/11 03/11/11 03/12/11 03/16/11 03/17/11 03/17/11 03/18/11 03/22/11 03/22/11 03/25/11 03/25/11 03/26/11 03/29/11 03/29/11 04/01/11 04/02/11 04/02/11 04/05/11 04/05/11 04/07/11 04/09/11 04/09/11 04/12/11 04/12/11 04/14/11 04/16/11 04/16/11 04/19/11 04/21/11 04/23/11 04/23/11 04/28/11 04/30/11 04/30/11 05/04/11 05/05/11 05/06/11 05/07/11 05/12/11 05/13/11

Opponent Dallas Christian Tabor College Howard Payne Dallas Christian Tabor College Dallas Christian Ottawa University Baker University Baker University Baker University McPherson College McPherson College McPherson College McPherson College Oklahoma Christianu Mid-America Christianu Mid-America Christianu Mid-America Christianu Clarke University Clarke University Lubbock Christianu Lubbock Christianu Lubbock Christianu Northeastern State Wayland Baptistu Wayland Baptistu Wayland Baptistu Bacone College Bacone College Northwesternu Northwesternu Northwesternu College of the Ozarks College of the Ozarks Science & Artsu Science & Artsu Science & Artsu Oklahoma Christianu Oklahoma Christianu Oklahoma Baptistu Oklahoma Baptistu Oklahoma Baptistu Bacone College Bacone College St. Gregory'su St. Gregory'su St. Gregory'su Oklahoma Wesleyan Southern Nazareneu Southern Nazareneu Southern Nazareneu Oklahoma Cityu Oklahoma Cityu Oklahoma Cityu Science & Artsv Oklahoma Cityv Oklahoma Christianv Oklahoma Baptistv Northwood University TXP Hastings CollegeP

H/A/N A H A N A N H H H H H H H H A H A A H H A A A A H H H A A H H H H H H A A H H A H H H H H A A H A H H H A A H N N N N N

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

Result W L W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W L W L W L W W W L W W W W L W W L L L L W W W W W W W W W W W L L W W L W L L

Record 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 9-1 10-1 11-1 12-1 13-1 14-1 15-1 16-1 17-1 18-1 19-1 20-1 20-2 21-2 19-2 22-3 22-4 23-4 24-4 25-4 25-5 26-5 27-5 28-5 29-5 29-6 30-6 31-6 31-7 31-8 31-9 31-10 32-10 33-10 34-10 35-10 36-10 37-10 38-10 39-10 40-10 41-10 42-10 42-11 42-12 43-12 44-12 44-13 45-13 45-14 45-15

u denotes conference game | v denotes conference tournament game P denotes NAIA Opening Round

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Season Totals Overall: Conference: Non-Conference: Home: Away: Neutral: One-run games: February: March: April: May: Longest Win Streak: Longest Losing Streak:

45-15 20-10 25-5 26-7 15-5 4-3 7-1 13-1 16-4 13-7 3-3 19 4


2011 Baseball Player Stats BATTING STATS Name Barnes, Brandt Ramirez, Randy Rymel, Lance West, Colton Campbell, Cody Campbell, Colton Poverud, Keith Radford, Kevin Martina, Frensly Manbodh, Joe Balak, Billy Valdez, Jairo McKewon, Cade Yarmer, Payden Estes, Taylor Hernandez, Hamilton Deaton, Kyle Taylor, Drew Wenaas, Jacob Miner, Jim Cosby, Grant Mena, Mario Williams, Zack Faust, Eric Soto, Freddy Sample, Matt Garner, Tyler Brown, Tyler Clark, Jordan Cassity, Casey

GP 60 58 40 60 54 40 46 33 23 26 34 57 58 25 49 28 4 16 11 15 14 16 16 20 12 12 10 14 13 11

Total: Opponents:

60 60

Record: 45-15-0

Home: 26-7-0

Score by Innings Opponents Rogers State University

GS 60 58 39 60 51 34 29 25 9 25 30 54 58 11 0 0 0 0 4 6 14 0 1 2 0 2 10 4 11 9

AVG 0.403 0.383 0.373 0.359 0.342 0.336 0.313 0.300 0.286 0.286 0.286 0.281 0.246 0.229 0.167 0.143 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

AB 206 175 118 209 161 107 96 70 35 70 84 146 179 35 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

R 65 62 10 55 29 28 30 25 10 3 16 42 45 8 38 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

H 83 67 44 75 55 36 30 21 10 20 24 41 44 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2B 15 13 9 16 12 10 7 7 3 6 7 8 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3B 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HR 10 8 5 5 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RBI 53 50 33 50 66 22 22 12 5 19 14 26 42 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TB 132 108 68 108 112 55 46 28 13 26 31 56 61 12 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SLG% 0.641 0.617 0.576 0.517 0.696 0.514 0.479 0.400 0.371 0.371 0.369 0.384 0.341 0.343 0.250 0.143 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

BB 37 41 11 28 15 12 15 14 8 6 14 29 38 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HBP 2 9 5 2 5 8 2 4 0 0 0 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SO 28 29 13 32 32 9 23 15 7 16 23 27 43 7 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GDP 0 3 2 2 6 2 2 3 1 3 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OB% 0.486 0.511 0.441 0.434 0.408 0.438 0.416 0.433 0.409 0.333 0.384 0.406 0.385 0.412 0.333 0.250 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

SF 6 4 2 3 3 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH 1 0 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 6 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SB 39 26 0 19 1 1 2 6 1 0 2 5 10 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SBA 46 31 1 26 2 1 3 7 1 0 2 5 14 0 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0.328 0.267

1710 1692

470 282

561 452

127 97

11 10

50 42

423 266

860 695

0.503 0.411

282 195

50 50

310 378

31 28

0.430 0.357

37 17

32 36

129 36

161 59

B/Avg 0.226 0.211 0.261 0.297 0.277 0.272 0.291 0.193 0.175 0.182 0.263 0.229 0.256 0.348 0.245

WP 2 1 1 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 1 7 2 0 2

HBP 1 0 2 8 4 2 1 3 3 0 5 5 10 3 3

BK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

SFA 0 0 0 2 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0

SHA 1 0 1 5 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 9 4 3

25 55

50 50

3 5

17 37

36 32

1 36 70

Away: 15-5-0 2 45 57

3 35 75

Neutral: 4-3-0

4 37 74

5 57 65

6 22 74

Conference: 20-10-0 7 32 26

8 5 12

9 9 17

10 4 0

R 282 470

PITCHING STATS Name Williams, Zack Deaton, Kyle Taylor, Drew Garner, Tyler Cosby, Grant Brown, Tyler Faust, Eric Sample, Matt Soto, Freddy Martina, Frensly Wenaas, Jacob Clark, Jordan Miner, Jim Cassity, Casey Mena, Mario

ERA 1.29 1.93 2.33 3.54 3.74 4.46 4.50 4.56 4.63 4.76 5.61 5.88 6.00 6.62 7.24

W 1 0 4 6 8 6 2 2 2 1 1 5 2 4 1

L 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2

Total: Opponents:

4.59 8.57

45 15 15 45

GP 16 4 16 10 14 14 20 12 12 5 11 13 15 11 16 60 60

GS 0 0 0 10 14 3 2 2 0 0 4 11 5 9 0

CG 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0

SV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

IP 14.0 4.2 19.1 48.1 86.2 34.1 36.0 23.2 11.2 5.2 25.2 41.1 36.0 34.0 13.2

H 12 4 18 58 97 37 41 17 7 4 26 36 34 49 12

R 6 1 7 26 48 18 22 14 6 4 21 37 29 28 15

ER 2 1 5 19 36 17 18 12 6 3 16 27 24 25 11

BB 9 2 7 11 7 14 11 17 12 2 26 25 27 7 18

SO 22 5 17 44 68 25 25 31 14 5 27 39 24 14 18

2B 0 0 4 15 24 10 8 4 1 1 6 9 6 7 2

3B 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0

HR 1 0 1 3 10 6 2 4 1 1 3 3 1 5 1

TBF 64 21 79 221 369 154 157 110 56 24 131 195 181 155 73

5 7

1 2

6 2

6 4

435.0 415.0

452 561

282 470

222 395

195 282

378 310

97 127

10 11

42 50

1990 0.267 2111 0.328

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2011 Baseball Statistical Leaders OFFENSE Hits Brandt Barnes – 83v Colton West – 75 Randy Ramirez – 67 Runs Brandt Barnes – 65v Randy Ramirez – 62 Colton West – 55

Triples Cody Campbell – 3 Brandt Barnes – 2 Randy Ramirez – 2 Jairo Valdez – 2 Home Runs Cody Campbell – 13 Brandt Barnes – 10 Randy Ramirez – 8

Average (min. 2 AB/per team game) Walks Randy Ramirez – 41v Brandt Barnes – .403 Cade McKewon – 38 Randy Ramirez – .383 Brandt Barnes – 37 Colton West – .359 RBI Cody Campbell – 66v Brandt Barnes – 53 Randy Ramirez – 50 Colton West – 50 Doubles Colton West – 16 Brandt Barnes – 15 Randy Ramirez – 13

On Base Pct. Randy Ramirez – .511 Brandt Barnes – .486 Lance Rymel – .441 Slugging Pct. Cody Campbell – .696 Brandt Barnes – .641 Randy Ramirez – .617

At Bats Colton West – 209v Brandt Barnes – 206 Cade McKewon – 179

Strikeouts Cade McKewon – 43 Colton West – 32 Cody Campbell – 32

Total Bases Brandt Barens – 132v Cody Campbell – 112 Randy Ramirez – 108 Colton West – 108

Hit-by-pitch Randy Ramirez – 9 Colton Campbell – 8 Cade McKewon – 7

SAC Flies Cade McKewon – 7 Brandt Barnes – 6 Randy Ramirez – 4

Games Started Brandt Barnes – 60v Colton West – 60 Randy Ramirez – 58 Cade McKewon – 58

SAC Bunts Cade McKewon – 10 Jairo Valdez – 6 Joe Manbodh – 4 Lance Rymel – 4 Stolen Bases Brandt Barnes – 39v Randy Ramirez – 26 Colton West – 19

PITCHING ERA (min. 10 appearances) Zack Williams – 1.29v Drew Taylor – 2.33 Tyler Garner – 3.54

Saves Matt Sample – 4 Freddy Soto – 1 Mario Mena – 1

Wins Grant Cosby – 8 Tyler Garner – 6 Tyler Brown – 6

Wild Pitches Jordan Clark – 7 Tyler Brown – 3 (5 others at 2)

Innings Pitched Grant Cosby – 86.2 Tyler Garner – 48.1 Jordan Clark – 41.1

Opp. Batting Average (min. 10 appearances) Freddy Soto – .175 Matt Sample – .193 Zack Williams – .226

Losses Tyler Garner – 3 Grant Cosby – 2 Mario Mena – 2

Hit-by-pitch Jim Miner – 10 Tyler Garner – 8 Jacob Wenaas – 5 Jordan Clark – 5

Strikeouts Grant Cosby – 68 Tyler Garner – 44 Jordan Clark – 39

Complete Games Grant Cosby – 3 Tyler Garner – 1 Jim Miner – 1

Earned Runs Allowed Grant Cosby – 36 Jordan Clark – 27 Casey Cassity – 25

Appearances Eric Faust – 20 Zack Williams – 16 Drew Taylor – 16

Walks Jim Miner – 27 Jacob Wenaas – 26 Jordan Clark – 25 HR Allowed Grant Cosby – 10 Tyler Brown – 6 Casey Cassity – 5

(v) denotes school single-season record

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Game Starts Grant Cosby – 14 Jordan Clark – 11 Tyler Garner – 10


2011 Final SAC Standings & Awards FINAL STANDINGS School

SAC

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Baptist Lubbock Christian Rogers State Oklahoma Christian USAO Wayland Baptist MACU Northwestern Southern Nazarene Saint Gregory's

26-4 23-7 21-9 20-10 16-14 12-18 12-18 12-18 9-21 9-21 5-25

Overall .867 .767 .700 .667 .533 .400 .400 .400 .300 .300 .167

47-12 46-14 50-14 45-15 25-20 26-25 27-30 20-34 26-23 17-25 12-41

.797 .767 .781 .750 .556 .510 .474 .370 .531 .405 .226

GB

Streak

-3.0 5.0 6.0 10.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 17.0 17.0 21.0

Lost 2 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Lost 1 Won 1 Won 1 Lost 13

SEASON AWARDS All-Conference Brandt Barnes Grant Cosby Randy Ramirez Lance Rymel

Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete 1st Team 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team

Drew Taylor

Matt Sample

NAIA All-American Brandt Barnes

2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft

Honorable Mention

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Arizona Diamondbacks (28th Round, 844th overall pick)


RSU Baseball Individual Single-Game Records OFFENSE HITS 4 – Ryan Littlejohn – 4/3/09 vs. Mid-America Christian (21 others with 4)

TRIPLES 1 – Greg Speed – 4/29/08 vs. Oklahoma Baptist (29 others with 1)

RUNS SCORED 5 – Tyler Harold – 5/6/10 vs. Oklahoma Christian

HOME RUNS 3 – Blake Kelley – 4/6/08 vs. St. Gregory’s 3 – Tyler Harold – 5/6/10 vs. Oklahoma Christian

RUNS BATTED IN 7 – Zach Hamby - 4/30/08 vs. St. Gregory's 7 – Colton West – 4/29/10 vs. Arkansas Tech DOUBLES 3 – Blake Kelley - 4/19/09 vs. Wayland Baptist (6 others with 3)

WALKS 4 – Coby Wright - 4/5/09 vs. Paul Quinn

TOTAL BASES 14 – Tyler Harold – 5/6/10 vs. Oklahoma Christian STEALS 4 – Greg Speed – 4/10/08 vs. Hillsdale Baptist 4 – Kevin Radford – 3/09/11 vs. Clarke University AT BATS 6 – Joe Faircloth - 4/1/08 vs. Bacone College

HIT FOR THE CYCLE Ryan Littlejohn – 3/8/07 vs. Oklahoma Wesleyan Luis Caraballo – 4/22/10 vs. Mid-America Christian

PITCHING INNINGS PITCHED 9.0 – Grant Cosby – 4/25/09 vs. Lubbock Christian 2/25/ 10 vs. St. Gregory’s 4/14/11 vs. St. Gregory’s 4/28/11 vs. Oklahoma City

HIT BATTERS EARNED RUNS ALLOWED 7 – Daniel Goodwin – 2/12/06 vs. Missouri Valley College 13 – DJ Thompson – 4/6/09 vs. Texas Wesleyan WILD PITCHES 4 – Chris Graves – 4/5/08 vs. St. Gregory's

RUNS ALLOWED 13 – DJ Thompson – 4/6/09 vs. Texas Wesleyan

STRIKEOUTS 11 – Grant Cosby – 2/25/ 10 vs. St. Gregory’s

SCORELESS INNINGS 9.0 – Grant Cosby – 2/25/ 10 vs. St. Gregory’s

HITS ALLOWED 15 – DJ Thompson – 4/6/09 vs. Texas Wesleyan (3 others with 15)

PUTOUTS 16 – Colton West – 3/17/11 vs. Wayland Baptist 3/18/11 vs. Wayland Baptist

ASSISTS 8 – Luis Caraballo – 4/4/09 vs. MACU

WALKS 7 – Tyler Whitaker – 4/19/08 vs. Mid-America Christian

DEFENSE ERRORS 3 – Travis Harold - 2/16/06 vs. Baker University 3 – Jake Brumble - 2/24/06 vs. William Jewell

RSU Baseball Team Single-Game Records OFFENSE RUNS SCORED 24 – 5/06/10 vs. Oklahoma Christian

STOLEN BASES 12 – 4/10/08 vs. Hillsdale Baptist

RUNS ALLOWED 16 – 4/3/06 vs. Bacone College

DOUBLES 8 – 2/19/11 vs. Baker University 8 – 2/25/11 vs. McPherson College

HITS 25 – 3/15/06 vs. Bluefield College

TRIPLES 2 – 3/15/06 VS. Bluefield College 2 – 3/21/08 vs. Wayland Baptist 2 – 2/19/09 vs. USAO 2 – 3/7/10 vs. Dallas Christian 2 – 5/10/10 vs. Lubbock Christian 2 – 4/16/11 vs. St. Gregory’s 2 – 4/23/11 vs. Southern Nazarene HOME RUNS 10 – 5/6/10 vs. Oklahoma Christian

PITCHING WILD PITCHES 4 – 4/5/08 vs. St. Gregory's

RUNS ALLOWED 20 – 4/19/09 vs. Wayland Baptist

SCORELESS INNINGS 9.0 – 2/25/ 10 vs. St. Gregory’s

EARNED RUNS ALLOWED 20 – 4/19/09 vs. Wayland Baptist

DEFENSE DOUBLE PLAYS TURNED 8 – 4/17/08 vs. Mid-America Christian

ERRORS 8 – 2/24/06 vs. William Jewell

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HITS ALLOWED 25 – 4/9/09 vs. Southern Nazarene


RSU Baseball Individual Single-Season Records OFFENSE HITS 83 – Brandt Barnes (2011) RUNS 65 – Brandt Barnes (2011) BATTING AVERAGE .428 – Coby Wright (2009) RBI 66 – Cody Campbell (2011) DOUBLES 17 – Zach Hamby (2009)

HOME RUNS 13 – Blake Kelley (2008) 13 – Cody Campbell (2011) WALKS 41 – Randy Ramirez (2011) ON BASE PCT. .559 – Coby Wright (2008) SLUGGING PCT. .741 – Zach Hamby (2009)

TOTAL BASES 132 – Brandt Barnes (2011) STOLEN BASES 39 – Brant Barnes (2011) STRIKEOUTS 64 – Rob Rodriguez (2010) HIT BY PITCH 13 – Eric Bunch (2007)

AT BATS 209 – Colton West (2011)

GAMES STARTED 60 – Brandt Barnes (2011) 60 – Colton West (2011)

EARNED RUN AVERAGE (min. 10 appearances) 1.29 – Zack Williams (2011)

OPPONENT BA .136 – Frensly Martina (2010)

WALKS 32 – Chris Graves (2008)

INNINGS PITCHED 89.2 – Grant Cosby (2010)

COMPLETE GAMES 7 – Grant Cosby (2010)

HR ALLOWED 12 – Grant Cosby (2009)

STRIKEOUTS 78 – Brent Hill (2007)

APPEARANCES 20 – Brett Trzcinski 20 – Eric Faust (2011)

WILD PITCHES 7 – Chris Graves (2008) 7 – Jordan Clark (2011)

WINS 9 – Brent Hill (2007)

HBP 14 – Chris Graves (2008)

LOSSES 6 – Dusty Carriger (2007) 6 – Tyler Garner (2010)

STARTS 15 – Tyler Garner (2010)

TRIPLES 5 – Brandon Denton (2008)

PITCHING

EARNED RUNS ALLOWED 56 – Tyler Garner (2010) SAVES 6 – Jordan Clark (2010)

u Drew Taylor returns for his final season at RSU and is expected to contribute significantly on the mound.

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RSU Baseball All-Time Season Results 2011 Baseball Season Results

2010 Baseball Season Results

2009 Baseball Season Results

Date 02/12/11 02/12/11 02/13/11 02/13/11 02/14/11 02/14/11 02/19/11 02/19/11 02/20/11 02/20/11 02/25/11 02/25/11 02/26/11 02/26/11 03/01/11 03/03/11 03/05/11 03/05/11 03/09/11 03/09/11 03/11/11 03/11/11 03/12/11 03/16/11 03/17/11 03/17/11 03/18/11 03/22/11 03/22/11 03/25/11 03/25/11 03/26/11 03/29/11 03/29/11 04/01/11 04/02/11 04/02/11 04/05/11 04/05/11 04/07/11 04/09/11 04/09/11 04/12/11 04/12/11 04/14/11 04/16/11 04/16/11 04/19/11 04/21/11 04/23/11 04/23/11 04/28/11 04/30/11 04/30/11 05/04/11 05/05/11 05/06/11 05/07/11 05/12/11 05/13/11

Date 02/06/10 02/06/10 02/13/10 02/13/10 02/20/10 02/20/10 02/24/10 02/24/10 02/25/10 02/27/10 02/27/10 03/04/10 03/06/10 03/06/10 03/07/10 03/07/10 03/12/10 03/12/10 03/13/10 03/16/10 03/16/10 03/18/10 03/18/10 03/19/10 03/25/10 03/27/10 03/27/10 03/30/10 04/01/10 04/03/10 04/03/10 04/06/10 04/07/10 04/08/10 04/10/10 04/10/10 04/12/10 04/17/10 04/17/10 04/18/10 04/20/10 04/22/10 04/24/10 04/24/10 04/27/10 04/29/10 05/04/10 05/04/10 05/06/10 05/10/10 05/11/10

Date 02/07/09 02/07/09 02/08/09 02/08/09 02/14/09 02/14/09 02/15/09 02/15/09 02/19/09 02/21/09 02/21/09 02/27/09 02/28/09 02/28/09 03/01/09 03/01/09 03/05/09 03/07/09 03/07/09 03/09/09 03/10/09 03/10/09 03/13/09 03/16/09 03/16/09 03/19/09 03/21/09 03/21/09 03/23/09 03/23/09 04/03/09 04/04/09 04/04/09 04/05/09 04/05/09 04/06/09 04/06/09 04/09/09 04/11/09 04/11/09 04/14/09 04/18/09 04/18/09 04/19/09 04/24/09 04/24/09 04/25/09 04/27/09 05/01/09 05/01/09

Opponent H/A/N Dallas Christian A Tabor College H Howard Payne A Dallas Christian N Tabor College A Dallas Christian N Ottawa University H Baker University H Baker University H Baker University H McPherson College H McPherson College H McPherson College H McPherson College H Oklahoma Christianu A Mid-America Christianu H Mid-America Christianu A Mid-America Christianu A Clarke University H Clarke University H Lubbock Christianu A Lubbock Christianu A Lubbock Christianu A Northeastern State A Wayland Baptistu H Wayland Baptistu H Wayland Baptistu H Bacone College A Bacone College A Northwesternu H Northwesternu H Northwesternu H College of the Ozarks H College of the Ozarks H Science & Artsu H Science & Artsu A Science & Artsu A Oklahoma Christianu H Oklahoma Christianu H Oklahoma Baptistu A Oklahoma Baptistu H Oklahoma Baptistu H Bacone College H Bacone College H St. Gregory'su H St. Gregory'su A St. Gregory'su A Oklahoma Wesleyan H Southern Nazareneu A Southern Nazareneu H Southern Nazareneu H Oklahoma Cityu H Oklahoma Cityu A Oklahoma Cityu A Science & Artsv H Oklahoma Cityv N Oklahoma Christianv N Oklahoma Baptistv N Northwood University TXP N Hastings CollegeP N

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

Result Record W 1-0 L 1-1 W 2-1 W 3-1 W 4-1 W 5-1 W 6-1 W 7-1 W 8-1 W 9-1 W 10-1 W 11-1 W 12-1 W 13-1 W 14-1 W 15-1 W 16-1 W 17-1 W 18-1 W 19-1 W 20-1 L 20-2 W 21-2 L 19-2 W 22-3 L 22-4 W 23-4 W 24-4 W 25-4 L 25-5 W 26-5 W 27-5 W 28-5 W 29-5 L 29-6 W 30-6 W 31-6 L 31-7 L 31-8 L 31-9 L 31-10 W 32-10 W 33-10 W 34-10 W 35-10 W 36-10 W 37-10 W 38-10 W 39-10 W 40-10 W 41-10 W 42-10 L 42-11 L 42-12 W 43-12 W 44-12 L 44-13 W 45-13 L 45-14 L 45-15

Opponent H/A/N Score Result Record Kansas Wesleyan H 7-5 W 1-0 Kansas Wesleyan H 16-4 W 2-0 Benedictine College H 6-1 W 3-0 Benedictine College H 11-3 W 4-0 Baker H 2-1 W 5-0 Baker H 2-1 W 6-0 Sterling College H 8-7 W 7-0 Sterling College H 2-9 L 7-1 St. Gregory'su A 7-0 W 8-1 St. Gregory'su H 8-3 W 9-1 St. Gregory'su H 14-4 W 10-1 Oklahoma Baptistu H 3-5 L 10-2 Oklahoma Baptistu A 9-5 W 11-2 Oklahoma Baptistu A 12-2 W 12-2 Dallas Christian College H 12-2 W 13-2 Dallas Christian College H 13-3 W 14-2 Wayland Baptistu A 6-9 L 14-3 Wayland Baptistu A 2-10 L 14-4 Wayland Baptistu A 11-12 L 14-5 York College H 1-11 L 14-6 Bacone College H 6-4 W 15-6 Lubbock Christianu H 7-9 L 15-7 Lubbock Christianu H 1-3 L 15-8 Lubbock Christianu H 2-4 L 15-9 Oklahoma Cityu A 7-11 L 15-10 Oklahoma Cityu H 2-7 L 15-11 Oklahoma Cityu H 4-9 L 15-12 Oklahoma Wesleyan H 10-4 W 16-12 Southern Nazareneu H 4-11 L 16-13 Southern Nazareneu A 10-5 W 17-13 Southern Nazareneu A 10-11 L 17-14 Oklahoma Wesleyan H 5-4 W 18-14 Wichita State A 7-12 L 18-15 USAOu A 11-7 W 19-15 USAOu H 4-3 W 20-15 USAOu H 7-6 W 21-15 Bacone College A 13-6 W 22-15 Northwestern OK Stateu A 5-4 W 23-15 Northwestern OK Stateu A 1-6 L 23-16 Northwestern OK Stateu A 3-5 L 23-17 Northeastern Stateu H 7-8 L 23-18 Mid-America Christianu A 14-4 W 24-18 Mid-America Christianu H 3-2 W 25-18 Mid-America Christianu H 3-4 L 25-19 Oklahoma Wesleyan A 9-1 W 26-19 Arkansas Tech A 9-5 W 27-19 Oklahoma Christianu H 3-1 W 28-19 Oklahoma Christianu H 7-5 W 29-19 Oklahoma Christianu A 24-8 W 30-19 Lubbock Christianv N 8-12 L 30-20 Northwestern OK Statev N 3-6 L 30-21

Opponent H/A/N Score Result Record Doane College H 2-4 L 0-1 Doane College H 3-2 W 1-1 Doane College H 6-5 W 2-1 Doane College H 11-4 W 3-1 Kansas Wesleyan H 2-0 W 4-1 Kansas Wesleyan H 9-0 W 5-1 Kansas Wesleyan H 11-1 W 6-1 Kansas Wesleyan H 5-0 W 7-1 USAOu H 10-13 L 7-2 USAOu A 2-4 L 7-3 USAOu A 3-4 L 7-4 Northwestern OK Stateu H 10-0 W 8-4 Northwestern OK Stateu H 4-10 L 8-5 Northwestern OK Stateu H 10-4 W 9-5 Baker H 3-9 L 9-6 Baker H 14-5 W 10-6 Oklahoma Cityu H 2-9 L 10-7 Oklahoma Cityu A 4-5 L 10-8 Oklahoma Cityu A 1-12 L 10-9 Paul Quinn College H 13-3 W 11-9 Paul Quinn College H 13-3 W 12-9 Paul Quinn College H 13-3 W 13-9 St. Gregory'su H 12-2 W 14-9 St. Gregory'su A 14-1 W 15-9 St. Gregory'su A 19-2 W 16-9 Oklahoma Baptistu A 8-6 W 17-9 Oklahoma Baptistu H 0-3 L 17-10 Oklahoma Baptistu H 14-4 W 18-10 Tabor College H 10-0 W 19-10 Tabor College H 8-7 W 20-10 Mid-America Christianu H 11-0 W 21-10 Mid-America Christianu A 10-5 W 22-10 Mid-America Christianu A 1-4 L 22-11 Paul Quinn College A 19-8 W 23-11 Paul Quinn College A 10-13 L 23-12 Texas Wesleyan A 8-4 W 24-12 Texas Wesleyan A 3-13 L 24-13 Southern Nazareneu A 15-18 L 24-14 Southern Nazareneu H 2-1 W 25-14 Southern Nazareneu H 2-8 L 25-15 Northeastern State A 9-7 W 26-15 Wayland Baptistu H 9-4 W 27-15 Wayland Baptistu H 1-4 L 27-16 Wayland Baptistu H 12-20 L 27-17 Lubbock Christianu H 1-7 L 21-18 Lubbock Christianu A 4-12 L 27-19 Lubbock Christianu A 18-8 W 28-19 Bellevue H 7-10 L 28-20 Oklahoma Christianu A 4-1 W 29-20 Oklahoma Christianu H 7-9 L 29-21

2008 Baseball Season Results

2007 Baseball Season Results

2006 Baseball Season Results

Date 02/08/08 02/08/08 02/09/08 02/09/08 02/12/08 02/12/08 02/14/08 02/15/08 02/15/08 02/23/08 02/24/08 02/27/08 02/28/08 03/01/08 03/01/08 03/08/08 03/09/08 03/09/08 03/11/08 03/11/08 03/14/08 03/14/08 03/15/08 03/17/08 03/20/08 03/20/08 03/21/08 03/27/08 03/29/08 03/29/08 04/01/08 04/02/08 04/05/08 04/05/08 04/06/08 04/10/08 04/10/08 04/13/08 04/15/08 04/17/08 04/19/08 04/19/08 04/21/08 04/21/08 04/22/08 04/24/08 04/26/08 04/26/08 04/29/08 04/30/08 05/01/08

Date 2/9/07 2/10/07 2/10/07 2/16/07 2/16/07 2/17/07 2/17/07 2/18/07 2/20/07 2/20/07 2/23/07 2/23/07 2/24/07 2/24/07 2/27/07 3/1/07 3/1/07 3/3/07 3/3/07 3/4/07 3/6/07 3/6/07 3/8/07 3/8/07 3/10/07 3/10/07 3/11/07 3/13/07 3/14/07 3/17/07 3/17/07 3/19/07 3/19/07 3/21/07 3/21/07 3/27/07 3/27/07 4/2/07 4/3/07 4/5/07 4/5/07 4/10/07 4/17/07 4/17/07 4/21/07 4/21/07 4/23/07 4/23/07 4/24/07 4/29/07 4/29/07

Date 2/11/06 2/12/06 2/12/06 2/13/06 2/16/06 2/16/06 2/24/06 2/24/06 2/25/06 2/28/06 2/28/06 3/2/06 3/6/06 3/6/06 3/11/06 3/11/06 3/13/06 3/13/06 3/14/06 3/14/06 3/15/06 3/15/06 4/1/06 4/1/06 4/3/06 4/4/06 4/4/06 4/5/06 4/8/06 4/8/06 4/11/06 4/11/06 4/15/06 4/15/06 4/18/06 4/18/06

Opponent H/A/N Score Result Record York College H 1-0 W 1-0 York College H 7-8 L 1-1 York College H 15-5 W 2-1 York College H 1-0 W 3-1 Southern Nazareneu A 6-5 W 4-1 Southern Nazareneu A 5-2 W 5-1 Southern Nazareneu H 2-8 L 5-2 Brescia H 7-2 W 6-2 Brescia H 7-1 W 7-2 Oklahoma Cityu H 4-5 L 7-3 Oklahoma Cityu A 2-12 L 7-4 Oklahoma Wesleyan A 15-1 W 8-4 Northwestern OK Stateu H 11-1 W 9-4 Northwestern OK Stateu H 13-6 W 10-4 Northwestern OK Stateu A 4-14 L 10-5 USAOu A 4-1 W 11-5 USAOu H 3-1 W 12-5 USAOu H 4-1 W 13-5 College of the Ozarks H 7-2 W 14-5 College of the Ozarks H 9-5 W 15-5 Lubbock Christianu H 0-6 L 15-6 Lubbock Christianu H 1-7 L 15-7 Lubbock Christianu H 2-13 L 15-8 Clarke College H 15-1 W 16-8 Wayland Baptistu A 0-2 L 16-9 Wayland Baptistu A 8-13 L 16-10 Wayland Baptistu A 10-8 W 17-10 Oklahoma Baptistu H 8-7 W 18-10 Oklahoma Baptistu A 8-10 L 18-11 Oklahoma Baptistu A 6-4 W 19-11 Bacone College A 18-13 W 20-11 Bacone College H 3-2 W 21-11 St. Gregory'su H 5-1 W 22-11 St. Gregory'su H 5-4 W 23-11 St. Gregory'su A 11-8 W 24-11 Hillsdale Baptist H 14-0 W 25-11 Hillsdale Baptist H 12-2 W 26-11 Oklahoma Cityu H 2-10 L 26-12 Northeastern State H 4-17 L 26-13 Mid-America Christianu A 6-0 W 27-13 Mid-America Christianu H 11-2 W 28-13 Mid-America Christianu H 10-0 W 29-13 Central Baptist A 17-5 W 30-13 Central Baptist A 13-0 W 31-13 University of the Ozarks A 7-10 L 31-14 Oklahoma Christianu H 10-0 W 32-14 Oklahoma Christianu A 12-2 W 33-14 Oklahoma Christianu A 17-2 W 34-14 Oklahoma Baptistv N 5-10 L 34-15 Saint Gregory'sv N 15-5 W 35-15 Oklahoma Cityv N 1-10 L 35-16

Opponent Cameron Cameron Cameron Oklahoma Wesleyan Oklahoma Wesleyan William Jewell Sterling College Dakota Wesleyan Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Northwestern OK State Graceland Culver-Stockton College of the Ozarks Bacone College St. Gregory's St. Gregory's USAO USAO Peru State College of the Ozarks College of the Ozarks Oklahoma Wesleyan Oklahoma Wesleyan York College Friends Newman Oklahoma Baptist Park University Hasting College Hastings College Dordt College Dordt College Graceland Graceland Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene University of the Ozarks Bacone College Evangel Evangel Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Mid-America Christian Mid-America Christian Mid-America Christian Mid-America Christian St. Gregory's Newman Newman

H/A/N H H H H H H H H A A A A H H A A A A A H H H A A H A A H H H H H H H H H H H H A A A H H H H A A H A A

Score Result Record 5-8 L 0-1 1-0 W 1-1 3-5 L 1-2 6-2 W 2-2 7-4 W 3-2 1-3 L 3-3 11-2 W 4-3 3-5 L 4-4 7-1 W 5-4 3-7 L 5-5 6-2 W 6-5 0-4 L 6-6 4-5 L 6-7 2-3 L 6-8 3-10 L 6-9 2-3 L 6-10 8-11 L 6-11 6-3 W 7-11 5-3 W 8-11 9-8 W 9-11 4-1 W 10-11 8-3 W 11-11 11-6 W 12-11 11-3 W 13-11 12-2 W 14-11 16-9 W 15-11 10-9 W 16-11 3-11 L 16-12 12-5 W 17-12 3-1 W 18-12 3-1 W 19-12 9-2 W 20-12 12-2 W 21-12 2-3 L 21-13 12-2 W 22-13 6-8 L 22-14 4-7 L 22-15 5-8 L 22-16 16-10 W 23-16 2-4 L 23-17 7-13 L 23-18 7-13 L 23-19 2-5 L 23-20 0-11 L 23-21 4-5 L 23-22 4-1 W 24-22 6-1 W 25-22 2-1 W 26-22 3-2 W 27-22 11-1 W 28-22 7-8 L 28-23

Opponent Missouri Valley Missouri Valley Missouri Valley Bacone College Baker Southern Nazarene William Jewell William Jewell Oklahoma Baptist School of the Ozarks School of the Ozarks Oklahoma Baptist Evangel Evangel College of the Ozarks College of the Ozarks SWOSU SWOSU USAO USAO Oklahoma Wesleyan Bluefield State NEO NEO Bacone College Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene St. Gregory's Mid-America Christian Mid-America Christian William Jewell William Jewell Mid-American Christian Mid-America Christian Oklahoma City Oklahoma City

u denotes conference game | v denotes conference tournament game | P denotes NAIA Opening Round

All-Time Baseball Season Totals Overall Record: 179-120 | Home: 108-59 | Away: 66-53 | Neutral: 7-10 | Conference: 67-52 | Non-Conference: 112-68 One-Run Games: 31-21 | Longest Win Streak: 19 | Longest Loss Streak: 6

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H/A/N H H H H A A H H A A A H A A H H A A A A A A A A A H H A A A A A H H A A

Score 3-12 5-9 2-5 5-3 3-2 1-2 1-12 6-3 0-7 12-3 4-5 1-13 11-13 2-10 6-2 9-8 0-12 6-7 8-9 2-4 6-2 21-6 5-8 4-7 1-14 3-4 4-5 8-7 9-7 15-5 4-9 7-8 18-9 3-6 0-14 2-7

Result Record L 0-1 L 0-2 L 0-3 W 1-3 W 2-3 L 2-4 L 2-5 W 3-5 L 3-6 W 4-6 L 4-7 L 4-8 L 4-9 L 4-10 W 5-10 W 6-10 L 6-11 L 6-12 L 6-13 L 6-14 W 7-14 W 8-14 L 8-15 L 8-16 L 8-17 L 8-18 L 8-19 W 9-19 W 10-19 W 11-19 L 11-20 L 11-21 W 12-21 L 12-22 L 12-23 L 12-24


Athletic Administration

Ryan Bradley Director of Athletics

Eddie Jackson Associate Athletic Director for Compliance

Dr. Brian Andrews Assistant Athletic Director for Student Development

Steve Braun New Media Coordinator

Dr. Keith Martin Faculty Athletic Representative

Dawn Tatro Administrative Assistant

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Dave Anderson Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations

Sara Williams Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations


Athletic Coaching Staff

Justin Barkley Head Men's Basketball Coach

Lynn Blevins Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach

Ron Bradley Head Baseball Coach

Mark Dicus Head Softball Coach

Derek Larkin Head Men's & Women's Soccer Coach

Chris McCormick Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach

Amy Williams Head Women's Basketball Coach

Kyle Blankenship Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Robert Brown Assistant Baseball Coach

Bobby Cope Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Randa Fay Assistant Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach

Chuck Love Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Tandem Mays Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Amy Renault Assistant Softball Coach

Jimmy Rogers Assistant Baseball Coach

Shawn Slater Assistant Head Soccer Coach

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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Mission Statement The Rogers State University Hillcat Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) mission is to foster open communication between student-athletes and the athletics administration, and to enhance the student-athlete experience by developing leadership skills, promoting a positive student-athlete image, and improving the day-to-day life of all student-athletes through activities, social events and community service.

Membership SAAC membership will be composed of one representative from each sport. Members must be academically and athletically eligible, and must be of sophomore standing or higher. Members must adhere to and support the purpose of the SAAC, and attend scheduled meetings unless previously excused. If absent, members must make arrangements for a temporary alternate representative from their sport to attend. One member of the athletics department administration shall serve as the SAAC advisor. The SAAC advisor will be selected and appointed by the Athletic Director.

Amy Aday Member

Ryan Coffman Member

Logan Froese Member

Lauren Hager President

Breanna Harrison Member

Katrina Loy Vice President

Tanner Owens Member

Keith Poverud Secretary

Oscar Reyes Member

Maurice Rutherford Member

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New Construction at the Hillcat Complex

u Completion of the Hillcat Baseball and Softball Complex is expected in spring 2012.

The Rogers State University athletic department has embarked on the largest facilities enhancement initiative in the history of Hillcat Athletics and wants to give its fans an opportunity to be a part of the excitement.

The projects include $4 million in improvements to the baseball, softball, soccer, and cross country facilities that will benefit more than 120 of our student-athletes on a yearly basis.

RSU athletics is offering its fans and community supporters a fun and easy way to partner with the Hillcats during this historic period of development through the Pave the Way campaign. Supporters can leave a lasting legacy at one of the newly renovated facilities by purchasing an engraved brick with a personal message of their choosing. All proceeds from the sale of bricks will benefit capital improvements for RSU athletics. For more information about ordering a brick, contact the RSU Athletic Department at 918-343-7782.

The RSU athletic program has enjoyed unprecedented success since its inception in 2005. The Hillcats have combined for three conference championships, six national tournament appearances, and an overall winning clip of 67 percent over the past six years. RSU is proud to have the opportunity to provide its athletes with facilities that will foster continued growth and success for many years to come. Bricks at the Hillcat Baseball/Softball Complex will be placed in the central courtyard between the two fields. Located between the main entrance and the seating area, thousands of fans will pass through the courtyard each year. Bricks at the Soccer/Cross Country Fieldhouse will be located outside the building in a plaza area near the concessions and restrooms. The plaza will serve as a gathering place for fans before, during and after games with great sightlines to the field.

“These facility improvements will be a huge asset to our athletic programs, the RSU campus and the community,” RSU Director of Athletics Ryan Bradley said. “Once completed, these facilities will be recognized among the best small-college venues in the country. The Pave the Way campaign is a unique and fun way for our fans to support the growth of Hillcat Athletics and own a piece of history.”

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to leave a permanent marker at one of the premiere small-college athletics facilities in the country.

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Stretch Internet and RSU Hillcat Live Streaming

YOUR HOME FOR HILLCAT BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL COVERAGE ALL SEASON LONG The Rogers State Athletic Department will be teaming with Stretch Internet to provide live audio and video streaming of Hillcat Baseball and Softball for the first time this season. RSU’s Game Central portal provides fans with access to Hillcat game information within a unified and custom-branded interface. Game Central will include live and on-demand highquality audio and video, complete and searchable up-to-date broadcast schedules as well as live in-game stats of the broadcasts. All live broadcasts are archived and available under the On Demand tab in the Game Central portal. Live video streaming will be provided for more than 20 home dates at the Hillcat Complex bringing all the excitement of Hillcat baseball and softball to your computer. The streaming is iPhone, iPad and iPod friendly and is also compatible with most other mobile devices. All home games will include audio, video and live stats. Josh Haley will begin his inaugural season as the voice of Hillcat Baseball and Softball. The 2010 Rogers State graduate is a familiar face on the Claremore campus having served as Sports Editor of The Hillpost his senior year. Haley has been a member of RSU Radio’s Claremore Zebra Football broadcasts for four years, spending the last two seasons as the color commentator. As a student at RSU, Haley was host of “ClawTalk” on RSU Radio a weekly sports talk show covering all things Hillcat Athletics. No stranger to area sports, he has contributed to the Tulsa World for the last year covering Green Country high school athletics. New Media Coordinator Steve Braun will fill in on occasional broadcasts throughout the 2012 season. Braun had served as the voice of Hillcat Softball the previous two years but will move to coordinating the production of live video streaming. The athletic department provides live internet streaming for all its broadcasts at www.rsuhillcats.com/live.

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Come support the HILLCATS and get FREE STUFF! Students must have their new student ID cards swiped at an event to begin earning BLUE UP points immediately. The BLUE UP table will be present at every home athletic event and select C.A.T events for the entire school year. The BLUE UP booth will be open from the beginning of the first game until halftime of the final game at each athletic event. Collect enough swipes and you’ll earn free stuff! Sponsored by: Hillcat Athletics & RSU Student Activities

Can't make it to the game? Won't be near a computer while your team is in action? Receive the latest results delivered directly to your wireless device FREE through our text blasts! Don't be left out of the loop! You can specify the sports for which you want to receive news and change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time. There is no charge by Rogers State University to subscribe, but you may be subject to standard text messaging rates incurred through your mobile provider. Frequency and number of blasts received will vary, but typically you can expect one at the conclusion of events or as other situations warrant (breaking news such as weather delays, cancellations, etc.).


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OPPONENT Arlington Baptist Arlington Baptist Pittsburg State Tabor College Dallas Christian Tabor College Dallas Christian Oklahoma Christian Baker University Baker University Bacone College Wayland Baptist Wayland Baptist Oklahoma Christian Lubbock Christian Lubbock Christian Benedictine College St. Gregory’s St. Gregory’s Pittsburg State Oklahoma Baptist Oklahoma Baptist Bacone College Science & Arts Science & Arts Oklahoma Christian Northwestern Okla. State Northwestern Okla. State Oklahoma Wesleyan Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Northeastern State Southern Nazarene Southern Nazarene Oklahoma Wesleyan Mid-America Christian Mid-America Christian Northeastern State Central Oklahoma SAC Tournament NAIA Opening Round Aviston - NAIA World Series

Sooner Athletic Conference game home game game at RSU Hillcat Baseball & Softball Complex game at American Legion Field game at Claremore High School Softball Field game at Jenks High School Field game at ONEOK Field

LOCATION Grand Prairie, Texas Grand Prairie, Texas Claremore, Okla. Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas Edmond, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Muskogee, Okla. Plainview, Texas Plainview, Texas Claremore, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Jenks, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Shawnee, Okla. TBD Pittsburg, Kan. Claremore, Okla. Shawnee, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Chickasha, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Edmond, Okla. Alva, Okla. Alva, Okla. Bartlesville, Okla. Oklahoma City, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Tahlequah, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Bethany, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Oklahoma City, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Tulsa, Okla. Claremore, Okla. Oklahoma City, Okla. TBA Lewiston, Idaho

GAMES DH DH DH 1(9) 1(9) 1(9) 1(9) 1(9) DH DH 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) DH 1(9) DH 1(9) DH DH 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) DH 1(9) 1(9) TBD TBD TBD


2012 Rogers State Baseball Media Guide