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Jared Williams Burlington, Ky.

LEXINGTON, KY NCAA DIVISION III

Adam Boone Louisvile, Ky.

Tom Banahan Lexington, Ky.

2017 Media Guide 1


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Transylvania

WELCOME TO

President Seamus Carey

As a former college athlete, I understand the value of participating in competitive athletics while pursuing a degree at an institution that embraces academic rigor. The things you learn about yourself and the principles of discipline, teamwork, commitment and resilience will gird you for a lifetime of challenges. You’ll also make lifelong friends and find valuable mentors among your coaches and the athletics staff. As a member of NCAA Division III, Transylvania is committed to the student-athlete ideal. In fact, 41 percent of our students participate in our 26 intercollegiate teams. We challenge our student-athletes to demonstrate high standards of character and achievement both in the classroom and on the field. Since Transylvania’s transition to the NCAA in 2001, the Pioneers have earned 48 conference championships, more than 30 NCAA tournament appearances, 47 Coach of the Year awards and 47 All-American athlete awards.

Transylvania occupies a unique and historic position in American higher education. Founded in 1780 as the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains, Transylvania was a pioneer in bringing the light of learning to what was then the nation’s frontier. Today, the university is a highly regarded liberal arts college with a reputation for the quality of our academics and the personal approach we bring to teaching and learning. With 40 majors and a number of pre-professional programs, Transylvania offers excellent preparation for graduate and professional school as well as a variety of careers immediately following graduation. Our athletic teams are called the Pioneers, and that’s not only a tribute to our honored past—it’s a way of thinking that pervades our vision of the future. Our liberal arts program emphasizes questioning and creative thinking, and that’s what leads to pioneering discoveries and notable contributions to society. Couple that with athletic competition and community spirit is amplified. We hope you’ll join us as we enthusiastically support our student-athletes—our Pioneers and the community’s future leaders.

Seamus Carey President Transylvania University

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General Information

QUICK FACTS

The 2017 baseball media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information Neal Settle

Season Outlook and Review

2016 Record.......................................................................22-19 2016 HCAC Record.............................................................17-9 Lettermen Returning..............................................................27 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................6 Newcomers.................................................................................6 Starters Returning/Lost........................................................5/3

Student-athletes are representative of the general student population and are afforded similar opportunities and treatment. Programs, staff and facilities reflect the excellence of the institution and contribute to the quality of campus life.

Baseball Staff

Head Coach............................................................Zack Getsee Record......................................................................................0-0 Assistant Coaches.........................Jim Bray, Michael Heesch Strength and Conditioning....................................Mike Caro Baseball Office Phone.....................................(859)-233-8699 Twitter.............................................................@TransyBaseball

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Credits

The Department of Athletics provides equitable opportunities and support for male and female students to participate in intercollegiate athletics and to compete successfully in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio River Lacrosse Conference and Southern Athletics Association. All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete and emphasize physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship and personal performance.

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Senior Associate AD.................................... Mary Struckhoff Asst. AD of Compliance........................................Keith Cecil Asst. AD of Marketing.....................................Kyle Dunaway Exec. Asst. to VP............................................Parviz Zartoshty of Enrollment & Student Life Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst. Sports Information Director.......................Neal Settle Faculty Athletics Representative...........................Judy Jones Business Manager......................................Diana Whitehouse Title IX Coordinator.........................Ashley Hinton-Moncer

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Location...............................................................Lexington, Ky. Founded................................................................................1780 Affiliation....................................................NCAA Division III Conference.................................................Heartland (HCAC) Colors........................................................Crimson and White Mascot...........................................................................Pioneers President.......................................................Dr. Seamus Carey VP of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Business Manager......................................Diana Whitehouse Athletic Department Phone............................(859)233-8270 Athletics Mission Statement Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 The Transylvania intercollegiate athletics program is Website.................................................www.transysports.com integral to the university’s educational mission and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Athletic Administration VP of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Association (NCAA) Division III.


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STAND OUT Hone your critical thinking and writing skills—abilities employers and grad schools prize—and challenge your mind and imagination through a liberal arts education.

GET PREPPED Immerse yourself in a supportive community, intimate enough for professors to really know you, with peers who believe you’re capable of more than you ever dreamed.

LIVE BIG

CONNECT FOREVER

Make the most of living and learning in the heart of Lexington, a friendly and creative city, with easy access to internships, jobs and infinite opportunities to build your future.

Become a part of the large and welcoming Transylvania network where lifetime friendships are made and career networking opportunities thrive.

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L exington WELCOME TO

Transylvania University is in the heart of downtown Lexington, a city with all the excitement and entertainment of a

bustling metropolis while maintaining a small-town feel. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass regions and the second largest city in Kentucky, Lexington features something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s Third Street Stuff, recently voted the best coffee shop in Kentucky, right around the corner from campus, the Lexington Farmer’s Market; Thursday Night Live featuring local bands and vendors at the 5/3 Pavilion; a concert or basketball game at the world famous Rupp Arena; a day at the track in the horse capital of the world at Keeneland; or a hike at Raven’s Run Nature Preserve.

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LEXINGTON,KY KY NCAA NCAADIVISION DIVISIONIII III LEXINGTON, TRANSYLVANIAUNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY TRANSYLVANIA

Transylvania has enjoyed more than a decade of success since joining the NCAA Division III in 2004. The athletics community has excelled both on and off the field, with student-athletes thriving in the classroom and in competition.

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Transylvania’s athletic training staff strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to its student-athletes. The Certified Athletic Trainers are highly qualified and trained medical professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences.

Transylvania has two athletic training rooms for its student-athletes. The main athletic training room is on the performance floor of the Beck Center with the secondary training room located in the field house at the Athletics Complex and both are open daily. Each training room is equipped with state-of-the-art injury prevention and rehabilitation equipment.

LIBBY COLE ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

Libby Cole begins her third year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2016-17 after two years at Division I Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. At Wright State, Cole worked as a graduate assistant and certified athletic trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Miami (Ohio) University before earning a masters degree in physical education and sports management from Wright State.

KYLE SUTTON ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

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Transylvania partners with Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center to provide our student-athlete healthcare. Lexington Clinic orthopedic surgeons David Dome, Peter Hester, Ben Kibler and Trevor Wilkes serve as team doctors for the university and make weekly campus visits, eliminating the need to travel off-campus.

Nick Reuss begins his sixth year with the Transylvania sports medcine staff and his first as the Director of Sports Medicine for the 2016-17 season. Reuss joined the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2011. He holds a Master of Science in recreation and sport sciences from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Ohio University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified by the Kinesio Taping Association as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

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The sports medicine staff is fully accredited by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The staff specializes in the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries to our student-athletes. Athletic trainers have been recognized by the American Medical Association as allied healthcare professionals since 1990.

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Sports Medicine

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Kyle Sutton joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. Sutton brings over seven years of experience in athletic training to his role at Transylvania. Sutton has previously worked at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington as Head Athletic Trainer from 2015-16 and as Head Athletic Trainer at Westerville Central High School from 2008-15. Sutton received a Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions from The Ohio State University in 2006.

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Pioneers Coaching Staff

Zack Getsee Head Coach

Zack Getsee enters his first season as Transylvania baseball head coach in the fall of 2016.

III College World Series, and in the process, became the first school out of the state of Missouri to ever win a game at the D-III World Series. Serving in roles of both catching coach and hitting coach, Getsee has coached five ABCA Rawlings All-Americans. Webster also had success off the field as Getsee helped engineer an academic study system that resulted in a team of 35 players achieving a cumulative grade-point average of better than 3.0.

Getsee arrives to Lexington after spending the last five years as the head assistant coach at Division In addition to his works at Webster, Getsee spent the summer of 2016 as head coach of the Quincy III Webster University in Gems of the Central Illinois Collegiate League. St. Louis, Missouri. During Getsee’s tenure as assistant coach at Webster, the Gorloks amassed an overall record of 171-61 (.737). Playing in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Webster captured five regular season titles, advancing to the Division III College World Series in three of those runs. While at Webster, Getsee had an integral role in an offense which finished in the top-10 nationally in stolen bases in three of his final four seasons in St. Louis; in 2015 and 2016 the Gorloks ranked in the top-10 nationally in doubles and home runs. Serving as the top assistant under Bill Kurich at Webster, Getsee was part of a staff that guided the Gorloks to a school record for most wins with 37 in both 2013 and 2014.

Getsee has participated as a camp instructor at DeMarini Top 96 camps in Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Kansas, and Alabama. He has also participated in The Complete Showcase, a premier prospect camp for college coaches. As a player, Getsee was a two-year starter at Southwestern Illinois College in Indiana, where he served as a team captain during that span. Getsee completed his collegiate playing career at NCAA Division II Saint Joseph’s College, playing for head coach Rick O’Dette; Getsee also served as team captain for two years at Saint Joseph’s, and was named to the 2011 Preseason All-American Watch List. Following his graduation from Saint Joseph’s College in 2011, Getsee played a season of professional baseball for the Lake County Fielders of the North American League.

The Gorloks finished the 2014 regular season ranked #1 overall in the D3Baseball.com poll, and #2 nation- Getsee maintains a professional membership with the American Baseball Coaches Association and ally in the ABCA coaches’ poll. In 2012 and 2013, Webster recorded fifth-place finishes at the Division has been a member since 2011. 10


Pioneers Coaching Staff

Jim Bray is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the Transylvania baseball team.

Michael Heesch joins the Transylvania coaching staff for his first season as a member of the Pioneers for the 2017 baseball season.

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Bray came to Transylvania by way of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., where he served as an assistant coach under Tom Flynn for four seasons.

Heesch, a 2013 graduate of NAIA Division I University of South Carolina Beaufort, brings a well-crafted pitching perspective to the Pioneers in Zack Getsee’s staff. A career pitcher, Heesch currently belongs to the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a professional baseball player.

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Jim Bray

Assistant Coach

Bray was a two-year letterwinner and captain for the Lewis & Clark baseball program, driving in 40 career RBIs and hitting 10 home runs. He started 57 games for the Pioneers, playing mainly as a corner infielder. Prior to Lewis & Clark, Bray spent two seasons playing wood bat baseball at Clackamas Community College. Bray split time at the infield positions before finding a home at first base during his second year in the program. In his sophomore year, Bray was named Second-Team NWAACC All-South Region first baseman, batting .280 with a perfect fielding percentage. He was also recognized for his academics, being named to the NWAAC All- Academic team while graduating with an Associate of Arts degree.

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After being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, Heesch was elevated to Advanced-A level Myrtle Beach. In late 2015, Heesch was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Rule 5 draft and assigned to the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Heesch has served as a baseball coach at USC-Beaufort extensively with the pitching staff, working one-on-one with pitchers to enhance their performance, organizing and conducting daily workouts for the team, and overseeing conditioning operations. The Chicago, Illinois native also coaches individuals and has coached at a variety of camps over the years, including the Gastonia Grizzlies Summer Camp, the University of IllinoisChicago Baseball Camp of Excellence, and the Crystal Lake Cardinals Summer Baseball Camp.

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During his time at Lewis & Clark, Bray was a recruiter, infielders coach, third base coach and a hitting coach for the baseball team. His work with infielders in 2014 led to a reduction in errors by nearly a third of the previous year’s total, and a 45% increase in double plays from the previous season. As a recruiter, Bray helped bring in two recruiting classes, which entailed 20 players from nine different states.

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2016 Baseball Roster NO.

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Bryce Crader P L/L Rex Rogers UTL R/R Nick Nelson INF R/R David McAnelly INF R/R Cameron Lord 1B R/R Paden Vernon INF R/R Cole Ratliff C R/R Kyler Dugle INF R/R Josh Miller P R/R Connor Blevins UTL/P R/R Jared Williams INF S/R Blake Hart C L/R Will Adams OF R/R Collin Johnson P/INF R/R Taylor Henley 1B R/L Robert Young P R/R Patrick Dragan UTL R/R Tom Banahan P R/R Gage Beavers C R/R Hogan Jones OF/P L/R Riley Wilbur OF L/R Zack Patton P R/R Jakob Hamilton C L/R Braden Johnson P R/R Daniel Seitzinger OF/P L/L James Long P R/R Alex Simpson P L/L Jason Pastoor INF/P R/R Taylor Miller P R/R Landon Lynch P R/R Gabe Treider C/INF R/R Adam Boone P R/R Isaac Taylor P R/R

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Coto de Caza, Calif. / JSerra Florence, Ky. / St. Henry Louisville, Ky. / St. Xavier Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay Bardstown, Ky. / Nelson County Hazard, Ky. / Hazard Shelbyville, Ky. / Shelby Co. Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek Danville, Ky. / Boyle Co. Burlington, Ky. / Conner Hebron, Ky. / Conner Murray, Ky. / Murray Union, Ky. / St. Henry Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic Edgewood, Ky. / Covington Catholic Burlington, Ky. / Cooper Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic Versailles, Ky. / Woodford Co. Georgetown, Ky. / Scott. Co Louisville, Ky. / Trinity Ashland, Ky. / Boyd Co. Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station Crestwood, Ky. / South Oldham Paducah, Ky. / McCracken Co. Elliville, Mo. / Christian Brothers Burlington, Ky. / Cooper Novi, Mich. / Novi Paintsville, Ky. / Paintsville Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station Grand Junction, Colo. / Fruita Monument

Louisville, Ky. / Ballard Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar


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2 Rex Rogers Junior / Util. Florence, Ky. / St. Henry

3 Nick Nelson 4 David McAnelly Freshman / INF Freshman / INF Louisville, Ky. / St. Xavier Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay

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1 Bryce Crader Senior / LHP

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9 Josh MIller Sophomore / P Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek

6 Paden Vernon Senior / INF Bardstown, Ky. / Nelson Co.

10 Connor Blevins Senior / Util. Danville, Ky. / Boyle Co.

7 Cole Ratliff Freshman / C Hazard, Ky. / Hazard

11 Jared Williams Junior / INF Burlington, Ky. / Conner

8 Kyler Dugle Sophomore / INF Shelbyville, Ky. / Shelby Co.

12 Blake Hart Junior / C Hebron, Ky. / Conner

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5 Cameron Lord Sophomore / 1B Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay


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13 Will Adams Junior / OF Murray, Ky. / Murray

14 Collin Johnson Freshman/ P-INF Union, Ky. / St. Henry

17 Patrick Dragan Sophomore / Util. Burlington, Ky. / Cooper

19 Tom Banahan Senior / P Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic

24 Riley Wilbur Freshman / OF Louisville, Ky. / Trinity

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25 Zack Patton Senior / P Ashland, Ky. / Boyd Co.

15 Taylor Henley Junior / 1B Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic

16 Robert Young Freshman / P Edgewood, Ky. / Covington Catholic

21 Gage Beavers Senior / C Versailles, Ky. / Woodford Co.

23 Hogan Jones Sophomore / OF Georgetown, Ky. / Scott Co.

28 Jakob Hamilton Sophomore / C Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station

31 Braden Johnson Senior / P Crestwood, Ky. / South Oldham


35 Alex Simpson Sophomore / P Burlington, Ky. / Cooper

37 Jason Pastoor Sophomore / INF-P Novi, Mich. / Novi

38 Taylor Miller Sophomore / P Paintsville, Ky. / Paintsville

39 Landon Lynch Sophomore / P Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station

42 Gabe Treider Sophomore / C-INF Grand Junction, Co. / Fruita Monument

43 Adam Boone Senior / P Louisville, Ky. / Ballard

49 Isaac Taylor Sophomore / P Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar

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33 James Long Senior / P Elliville, Mo. / Christian Brothers

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32 Daniel Seitzinger Sophomore / OF-P Paducah, Ky. / McCracken Co.

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