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2010 Schedule FEBRUARY

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Fri. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sat. Sun.

Minnesota^ Minnesota^ Minnesota^ New Mexico State New Mexico State New Mexico State

MARCH 5 5 6 7 12-20 24 26 27 28 30

APRIL 2 3 4 6 9 10 11 14 16 17 18 21 23 24 25 27 28 30

MAY

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Fri. UNC-Wilmington Fri. Stony Brook Sat. UNC-Wilmington Sun. Stony Brook Fri.-Sat. RussMatt Invitational Wed. DUQUESNE Fri. Western Michigan* Sat. Western Michigan* Sun. Western Michigan* Tue. LAKE ERIE COLLEGE

Fort Myers, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. Las Cruces, N.M. Las Cruces, N.M. Las Cruces, N.M.

3:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 11:05 a.m.

Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington, N.C. Winter Haven, Fla. Akron, Ohio Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo, Mich. Akron, Ohio

4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. TBA 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Fri. Sat. Sun. Tues. Fri. Sat. Sun. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sun. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sun. Tue. Wed. Fri.

TOLEDO* Akron, Ohio TOLEDO* Akron, Ohio TOLEDO* Akron, Ohio PITTSBURGH Akron, Ohio Central Michigan* Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Central Michigan* Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Central Michigan* Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio EASTERN MICHIGAN* Akron, Ohio EASTERN MICHIGAN* Akron, Ohio EASTERN MICHIGAN* Akron, Ohio Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Miami (Ohio)* Oxford, Ohio Miami (Ohio)* Oxford, Ohio Miami (Ohio)* Oxford, Ohio MALONE Akron, Ohio YOUNGSTOWN STATE Akron, Ohio BUFFALO* Akron, Ohio

Sat. Sun. Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sun. Tue. Fri. Sat. Sun. Tue. Thu. Fri. Sat.

Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio Akron, Ohio TBA

BUFFALO* BUFFALO* CLEVELAND STATE Pittsburgh Bowling Green* Bowling Green* Bowling Green* Duquesne OHIO* OHIO* OHIO* Cleveland State KENT STATE*& KENT STATE* KENT STATE* Wed-Sun MAC Tournament

3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:35 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. TBA

Key: CAPS - home game * - MAC game ^ - Hammond Stadium, Spring Training Facilty for the Minnesota Twins & - Diamond Classic for Kids game, played at Canal Park


Table of Contents

Quick Facts/Directory......................................................1 Media Information/Credits..............................................1 . The University City of Akron, Ohio..........................................................2 The Akron Advantage......................................................3 Colleges and Law School.................................................4 Diversity and Student Support.........................................5 Dr. Luis M. Proenza, President.........................................6 UA Board of Trustees.......................................................7 Athletics Mission Statement.............................................8 Akron Athletics Accomplishments.....................................9 UA Athletics Director Tom Wistrcill.................................. 10 Facilities Lee Jackson Field..........................................................33 UA Facilities........................................... Inside Back Cover

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2009 Season 2010 Preview............................................................11-12 Coaches Biographies.................................................14-15 Support Staff................................................................ 15 Roster Information........................................................ 17 Athlete Biographies.................................................. 18-33 Opponent Quick Facts............................................... 34-37 Lodging Information.....................................................59 History Diamond Classic for Kids............................................... 13 All-Time Series Records..................................................38 2009 Statistics......................................................... 39-40 Year-by-Year Statistics.................................................... 41 Awards/Superlatives . ..................................................42 Zips in the Pros.............................................................43 All-Time Letterwinners.............................................. 44-45 Records.................................................................... 46-49 Year-by-Year Results................................................. 50-59

Akron Media Relations Contacts

Baseball SID_ __________________Rita Chinyere E-Mail_ _______________ rc46@zips.uakron.edu Office Phone_ _______________ (330) 972-7171 Assistant AD, Media Relations__________Mike Cawood E-Mail_ ________________ cawood@uakron.edu Assistant Director________________ Amanda Aller E-Mail_ ________________ ama38@uakron.edu Assistant Director_________________ Paul Warner E-Mail_ ________________pwarner@uakron.edu Assistant Director__________________Gregg Bach E-Mail_ _________________ gbach@uakron.edu Office Phone_________________ (330) 972-7468 Office Fax__________________ (330) 374-8844 Mailing Address_ __________ Rhodes Arena, Suite 83 Akron, OH 44325-5201

Primary Media Outlets Cleveland AP Bureau

Phone: (216) 771-2172 Fax: (216) 771-4218 815 Superior Ave. E., Suite 1203 Cleveland OH 44114-2768 Sports Writer: Tom Withers (twithers@ap.org)

Akron Beacon Journal

Phone: (330) 996-3800 Fax: (330) 996-3629 44 East Exchange Akron, OH 44328 Sports Editor: Ron Ledgard E-Mail: bjsports@thebeaconjournal.com Beat Writer: Tom Gaffney E-Mail: tgaff@hotmail.com

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Phone: (216) 999-4370 Fax: (216) 999-6276 1801 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114 College Sports Editor: David Campbell E-Mail: sports@plaind.com

Canton Repository

Phone: (330) 580-8494 Fax: (330) 454-5745 500 Market Avenue Canton, OH 44702 Sports Editor: Joe Frollo, Jr. (ext. 8564) E-Mail: sports@cantonrep.com

The Buchtelite (student)

Phone: (330) 972-7459 Fax: (330) 972-7810 University of Akron, Student Union, Room 55-LL Akron, OH 44325 E-Mail: sports@buchtelite.com Follow Akron baseball on the official web site of UA Athletics, www.GoZips.com. The site offers everything for the Zips fan, media member and recruit. From the latest results, recaps and statistics to previews and press releases. Updated daily, the newly-redesigned site also provides ticket information and UA apparel. If it’s happening in Zips Athletics, it’s happening on . . .

www.GoZips.com

On the Covers Front cover features seniors Kevin Haas, Brian Kordal and Jake Plata. Back Cover includes seniors Kyle Hallett, Nick Solitario and John Turk.. . Credits The 2010 Akron baseball media guide was written, designed and edited by Rita Chinyere. Editorial Assistance provided by Mike Cawood. Cover design by Rita Chinyere. Photography by Joe Brown (Brown and Co. Sports Portraits), John Ashley, Jeff Harwell and Scott Hortsman. Printed by Herald Printing in New Washington, Ohio.

2010 Quick Facts General Information

Location............................................Akron, Ohio (44325) Population......................... 223,000 (fifth largest in Ohio) Founded....................................1870 (as Buchtel College) Enrollment..............................................................27,911 Nickname...................................................................Zips Colors....................... Blue (PMS 282) and Gold (PMS 871) Conference................................................... Mid-American President............................................ Dr. Luis M. Proenza Alma Mater..................................................Emory, 1965 Director of Athletics........................................Tom Wistrcill Alma Mater............................................. St. Marys, 1992 Senior Associate AD/SWA.....................Mary Lu Gribschaw Alma Mater.......................................Robert Morris, 1984 Faculty Athletics Representative.................... J. Dean Carro Alma Mater....................................SUNY-New Paltz, 1974

UA Athletics Directory (area code 330) General Line...................................................... 972-7080 General Fax....................................................... 972-5473 Ticket Office Hotline.................................1-888-99-AKRON

Senior Staff: Tom Wistrcill Athletics Director.............................................. 972-7080 Mary Lu Gribschaw Senior Associate AD/SWA................................... 972-7080 Paul Hammond Assoc. AD, Facilities and Operations........................972-7310 Anne Jorgensen Associate AD, Academic Services............................972-7426 Mike Rodriguez Associate AD, Business...................................... 972-6280 Elizabeth Brinkmann Assistant AD, Marketing.................................... 972-8459 Mike Cawood Assistant AD, Media Relations........................... 972-6292 Jeramiah Dickey Assistant AD, Development............................... 972-2031 Kevin Klotz Assistant AD, Compliance.................................. 972-6857

Team Information

Head Coach...................................................Pat Bangtson Alma Mater................................................ Kent State, ‘88 Record at UA (Years).........................................82-117 (4) Career Record.......................................................... Same Baseball Office......................................... (330) 972-7290 Baseball Fax............................................ (330) 972-6463 Assistant Coach..........................................Brian Donohew Alma Mater..................................... Georgetown (Ky.), ‘92 Assistant Coach............................................Kurt Davidson Alma Mater.......................................................Akron, ‘09 Office Phone............................................ (330) 972-7290 Office Fax................................................ (330) 972-6463 Home Field................................Lee Jackson Field (1,500) Surface.....................................................................Grass Lights............................................................................No Press Box Phone....................................... (330) 972-8896 Starters Returning/Lost (Position)...............................6/4 Starters Returning/Lost (Pitchers)...............................3/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost....................................22/8 Newcomers.....................................................................9 2009 Overall Record................................................ 19-33 2009 Conference Record...........................................12-15 2009 Conference Finish.............................. 5th (MAC East)

Mid-American Conference Contacts

Commissioner.................................... Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Director of Communications............................Jeremy Guy E-Mail............................................ jguy@mac-sports.com Office Phone...........................................(216) 566-4622 Office Fax...............................................(216) 858-9622 Mailing Address.....................24 Public Square, 15th Floor .....................................................Cleveland, OH 44113 Web Site........................................... www.mac-sports.com


With a population of 223,000, Akron is Ohio’s fifth-largest city. This two-time “All-America City” offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Its regional location and easy access to air, rail and highway travel puts you at the hub of a world of experiences and opportunities.

Akron is home to the often-seen Goodyear Blimp, All-American Soap Box Derby and the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament. .Tournament.

DISCOVER AKRON! • Critically acclaimed Akron Symphony Orchestra performs in UA’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall • Area museums: the Akron and Cleveland museums of art, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland • Canal Park is home to the Akron Aeros, a minor league baseball team, Firestone Stadium is the home of the Akron Racers, a member of the Women’s Professional Softball League • Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers athletic games less than an hour away • Nationally known annual events include the All-American Soap Box Derby and the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament. • Scenic acres by the thousands in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 13 Summit County Metro Parks and two bike/hike trails [ CONTACT US: 330-375-2121 / www.CI.Akron.OH.US/ ]

SUMMIT COUNTY Just Minutes Away… Eventually, you’ll need a change in scenery. So take a stroll downtown. Go biking in a Metropark. Hit the malls. Our central location gives you lots of options all year round. 1.

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trails (biking and hiking) 2. Chapel Hill Mall 3. InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field 4. Derby Downs 5. Wingfoot Lake Airship Base (Goodyear Blimp) 6. Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, Ohio) 7. Portage Lakes State Park 8. Firestone C.C. (NEC Invitational) 9. Akron Art Museum 10. Canal Park Minor League Baseball Stadium 11. Akron Zoo 12. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 13. Summit Mall 14. Blossom Music Center 15. Hale Farm and Village 16. Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort 17. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

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The University of Akron offers its students a number of initiatives, programs and competencies that can give them a competitive edge after graduation. Here are a few of the many factors that produce what we call the “Akron Advantage.” The Akron Advantage is… QUICK FACTS ABOUT UA Academics • More than 1,400 top academic achievers are enrolled in UA’s Honors College. • Accreditation since 1914 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and current accreditation at the highest level as a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting institution Enrollment (Fall 2009) Total: 27,911 • Undergraduate: 23,277 • Graduate: 4,103 • Professional: 531 • Diverse Cultures: 15.5 percent – African American: 3,449 – Asian/Pacific Islander: 515 – Hispanic: 313 • 7.6 percent increase in fall enrollment reported in 2009 Faculty • More than 850 full-time faculty, many renowned in their fields • Faculty serve as academic advisers for all students • About 82 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree recognized for instruction in their fields • University-wide student/faculty ratio is 19.5:1 Facilities and Services • 223-acre campus with 88 buildings • Residence halls to house more than 3,000 students • Recreational facilities include Ocasek Natatorium and Student Recreation and Wellness Center • Technology-enhanced classrooms • High-speed wireless networking throughout campus • Wireless laptop computers available at Bierce Library and Student Union • Career counseling and job placement services Academic Calendar • Two 15-week semesters (August to December; January to May) • One 15-week summer session (May to August) • Once admitted, students may start at any semester

…breadth of academic opportunities. It’s all about choice. We offer nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, at a variety of times and locations including the Web. …a New Landscape for Learning. We are transforming our campus into one of the most beautiful and vibrant in Ohio, if not the nation. …documented excellence. The University of Akron demonstrates its quality through strong performance in national and regional rankings, competitions, licensing exams and other objective measures of the value we add and the success that we enable for our students. …student success. We have an environment in which students acquire the skills, knowledge and disposition needed to capture and experience success in the classroom and the work place. …Career Advantage Network. All qualified students are guaranteed the opportunity to gain practical experience in their chosen professions before graduation. …our location. Our metropolitan setting in the center of Northeast Ohio’s dynamic regional economy provides a significant competitive advantage for our students. …information technology leadership. We employ only the best information technology systems, so our graduates benefit from the state’s most wired-for-wireless campus and enter today’s knowledge economy with a competitive advantage.

Discover more at [ www.uakron.edu ]

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he University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. The Princeton Review listed UA among the “Best in the Midwest” in its 2008 edition of Best Colleges: Region-by-Region. Serving 26,000 students, the University offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu.

Computer services for students include: • Online class registration • Internet access and e-mail • Help Desk • Free online training seminars • Network connections in residence halls • E-learning materials • ZipSpace for personal Web pages and data storage • Kiosks for convenient network access around campus • PC repair and support

TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT BOUNDARIES The University of Akron is the most wired-forwireless public university in Ohio. We ranked third nationally in Intel Corp’s most recent survey of the top 50 campuses with the greatest wireless capabilities. You can use wireless laptop computers anywhere on campus — indoors or out. A unique agreement (OBEN) with Time Warner Cable offers our students reduced-rate, highspeed Internet access in their homes. With a network of more than 4,000 computers, UA students have access to a variety of software, library catalogs and databases, and the Internet.

COMPUTER STORE Computer Solutions is a higher education reseller that provides discounted hardware and software. The store also stocks printers, accessories and other computer-related items. GENERAL PURPOSE LABS AND LAPTOPS General purpose computer labs equipped with networked, WindowsTM-based PCs are located in the Polsky and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences buildings. Departmental labs are located across campus. Wireless laptops are available for student use in Bierce Library, the Science and Technology Library, and Student Union.

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A School that Rules…

The University of Akron offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs. UA also offers an accelerated medical education through its partnership with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy. HONORS COLLEGE

gaining knowledge of something outside yourself. In Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences give students so many opportunities to understand the bigger world. Because of this, our graduates can find career success in an economy and job market characterized by constant change. Students are prepared for the future.

The Honors College combines the benefits of a large university with the personal attention of a small college. Honors students work with advisers to develop an academic plan tailored to their individual needs and goals. New Honors Complex You may be able to live in the residential facilities of our new Honors Complex. The complex is located in the heart of campus. You’ll also have access to a special computer lab reserved solely for honors students’ use, as well as seminar rooms and a two-story common room. Requirements for Admission The Honors College seeks students who are in the top 10 percent academically. For students entering from high school, academic evidence of such excellence should include at least two of the following: • High school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 • High school class rank among the highest 10 percent • ACT composite score of at least 27 or SAT combined score in the top 10 percent

Career Preparation Whether it’s an internship you’re after or that all-important first job after you graduate, the staff of the Arts and Sciences Careers Program offer a wide variety of job-related resources to help you do just that. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7880 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/artsci ]

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The College of Business Administration is among the top 10 percent of business schools in North America to earn all four levels of accreditation from the American Academy of Collegiate Schools of Business — undergraduate and graduate business, plus undergraduate and graduate accounting.

Honors Application and Scholarship Deadlines • Early application deadline for the Honors College and Scholarships – Nov. 15 • Regular application deadline for the Honors College and Scholarships – Feb. 1

• BusinessWeek magazine named the CBA among the best 100 undergraduate business schools in the nation in 2009. Career Preparation The Center for Career Management provides workshops on interviewing, resume preparation, job search techniques and professional etiquette. With the center’s resources, business students find internships, cooperative education positions and permanent jobs nationally and internationally.

[ CONTACT US: 330-972-7966 / www.uakron.edu/honors ]

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Most incoming students, including those who are exploring various majors, are assigned to University College until they select a major, fulfill its requirements and are recommended for transfer to the appropriate academic college.

Everyone’s Business The CBA’s graduate program ranks as “one of the best MBA programs in the world” and “a best business school,” according to the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s 296 Best Business Schools. This marks the fifth consecutive year the program has been recognized in the publication.

Transition to College Summer Reading Program: All new students are expected to read a selected book prior to fall. Discussion and/or writing assignments in several 100-level courses follow-up on the assignment. Career Planning Course: If you are exploring what to study, we have a course in career decision-making. You will examine your interests, skills, values and personality while identifying possible career paths.

COLLEGE OF CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL ARTS

Academic Advising: Students are encouraged to contact their advisers regularly to discuss such issues as:

• Myers School of Art • School of Communication • School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration • School of Music • E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

• Named for a nationally respected art advocate and UA alum na, the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art is one of only a few named art schools in the entire country. • Hands-on experience is invaluable for new graduates enter ing the highly competitive field of communication. The UA School of Communication helps to provide that experience through an internship program, service-learning projects in the community, well-equipped media and computer laboratories, and student-operated WZIP-FM and Z-TV. • Akron is a dance destination. Dance Spirit magazine has lauded The University of Akron for having one of the “most sought after dance programs in the country.” • Opened in 2007, the Center for Dance and Theatre at Guzzetta Hall is recognized as being world-class.

• Deciding on a major • Career planning • Selecting courses • Adding and dropping a class • Clarification of academic procedures and policies •Academic support services for student-athletes include participation in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7066 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/univcoll ]

BUCHTEL COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

From biology to sociology, from computer science to modern languages, the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences gives you the very best of what a liberal arts degree has to offer. You’ll gain knowledge, you’ll develop your creativity, you’ll think critically and communicate effectively. All these skills are crucial for your success.

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[ CONTACT US: 330-972-7042 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/cba ]

How To Learn One of the chief goals of higher education is to help students learn how to learn. Self-confidence, in part, evolves from

The College places a premium on learning by doing. Students study side-by-side with talented and caring faculty members who are committed to helping them turn their aspirations into accomplishments.

[CONTACT US: 330-972-5196/www.ecgf.uakron.edu www.uakron.edu/ artscollege]

The University of Akron is one of 14 “Schools That Rule” in the United States, according to Careers & Colleges magazine. In compiling its list, the magazine considered factors such as “strong academic programs, terrific professors, a vibrant student life or other opportunities for personal development.”

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Through its many partnerships, the College of Education offers students real-world experiences at all levels. The college operates seven centers and collaborates with more than 40 state and local organizations and agencies. The college’s wide reach places students and faculty in: • 82 public school districts • 55 community agencies • Seven colleges and universities • Six private schools • Six hospitals/hospice • Three corporate business settings Career Preparation • Athletic Training for Sports Medicine, Community Health, Sport and Exercise Science and Technical Education programs require clinical and field-based activities, practicums and/or internships in area organizations and agencies. • All teacher education students are required to complete a minimum of 600 hours of clinical and field-based experiences, including student teaching. • Education majors work with children in the following professional development sites: Akron Public Schools, Wadsworth and Stow-Munroe Falls city schools, and Coventry and Springfield local school districts, as well as other Northeast Ohio schools. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-6970 / www.uakron.edu/colleges/educ ]

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

College of Engineering students play to win. Whether it’s designing and building radio-controlled aircraft or off-road vehicles, they consistently set records and earn top honors. Our mechanical engineering students have the highest ranking in the Society of Automotive Engineering Competitions. Career Preparation • Cooperative education program allows students to alternate a semester of paid employment with a semester of study • Women in Engineering Program offers projects, activities and professional mentoring • Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics Program provides financial assistance and career preparation to students of diverse backgrounds [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7817 / www.ecgf.uakron.edu ]

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES The College of Health Sciences and Human Services includes three schools: • School of Family and Consumer Sciences • School of Social Work • School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology • Graduates of The University of Akron’s Coordinated and Didactic programs consistently achieve a 95- to 100-percent pass rate on the national exam for dietitians, far exceeding the national average. • Social Work students gain professional experience — and contribute to the community — at more than 200 social service agencies throughout the region • The Audiology and Speech Center is the clinical training arm of the UA School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The Center provides evaluation and treatment for people of all ages. The programs in the College are acclaimed regionally, nationally, and internationally. All are fully accredited. CONTACT US: 330-972-5196 / www.uakron.edu/healthcolleges


SCHOOL OF LAW The School of Law offers a Juris Doctor degree with four tracks: general, litigation, business and taxation. Students also may focus on other specialty areas such as intellectual property, international, criminal, labor and employment, and public interest. • UA’s School of Law was named the best value of any Juris Doctor program in the United States by National Jurist magazine in 2002 and second-best in 2004 by National Jurist and Pre-Law Insider magazine. • The National Institute for Trial Advocacy ranked the School of Law’s trial teams among the top 16 law schools nationally. • Akron’s first-time taker pass rate for the Ohio bar exam has never fallen below 72%, has peaked at 93%, and exceeded 80% more than eleven times, including the February 2007 bar exam when Akron was #1 in the state with a 92% pass rate for first-time takers.. [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7331 / www.uakron.edu/law ]

COLLEGE OF NURSING In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, it’s vital that nursing majors have opportunities to hone their skills by caring for clients of all ages and backgrounds. At College of Nursing clinics on campus and in the community, they do just that. Special Facilities • Learning Resource Center allows students to develop their skills using clinical simulation models and state-of-the-art equipment • Center for Nursing is the place to gain practical experience working with patients • Satellite clinics in the Akron area are staffed by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to serve specific populations — the elderly, and homeless women and their children. • The Center for Gerontological Health Nursing and Advocacy focuses on improving the health care and quality of life for elders Career Preparation • Starting in their sophomore year, nursing students complete clinical coursework in area hospitals, clinics, community health agencies and home health settings Cooperative Education Nursing Program • Through the Cooperative Education Program, students gain up to two years of relevant health care experience while earning income [ CONTACT US: 330-972-5103 / www.uakron.edu/nursing ]

SUMMIT COLLEGE Summit College offers a wide range of associate and baccalaureate degree programs, including the only accredited Emergency Management Program in the United States. It is the only such bachelor’s degree program in Ohio and one of less than 10 in the country. Developmental Programs To help students develop the skills needed to perform at the college level, classes are offered in mathematics, reading, writing, college reading and study skills, chemistry and applied study strategies. Career Preparation • Training Center for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice — Police Academy and Private Security Academy • Training Center for Fire and Hazardous Materials • Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research • Internships are available for all degree programs • Students also may participate in cooperative education, alternating a semester of study with a semester of paid employment • Center for Career Management [ CONTACT US: 330-972-7220 / sc.uakron.edu ]

The college experience is about more than books, professors and exams. College life offers students many opportunities to meet people and experience events from backgrounds and cultures different than their own. OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT A variety of programs and services are available to students through UA’s Office of Multicultural Development. The office, which is located in the Buckingham Center, supports the University in its goal to recruit and retain students of diverse backgrounds by providing a variety of programs and services. These efforts include ADVANCE Orientation, PASSAGE learning community, ethnic and peer connection groups. In addition, the office holds workshops on academic, personal and career development; study sessions; and how to apply for scholarships and financial aid, internships, graduate and professional schools. A computer lab for student use also is located in Buckingham Center. The ADVANCE Orientation program provides guidance and advance preparation to high school graduates who intend to enter UA as full-time baccalaureate freshmen. Faculty, administrators and current students facilitate this program. ADVANCE activities include parent sessions, assessment and skill enhancement activities, faculty guidance concerning educational expectations in college, and social activities. PASSAGE stands for Preparing Akron Students for Success and Great Expectations. The program is a structured learning community experience that promotes the academic and social integration of students of diverse backgrounds into the University. PASSAGE fosters student learning and retention through collaborative and cooperative learning, and promotes the use of learning technology. The Transitions program is a collaborative effort of the Office of Multicultural Development, the degree-granting colleges and University College. Through this initiative, the graduation support services unit monitors academic progress and assists students in making decisions toward degree completion. In addition, the program is designed to prepare students for the transition from college to the world of work or graduate school opportunities. Transitions services include: workshops, personal, academic and career consultation, transfer student liaison and supplemental instruction. The Four Phase Advising System (4PAS) assists conditionally admitted, baccalaureate students of diverse backgrounds enrolled in The University of Akron by providing personalized, continual individual academic

advisement by professional staff members. These advisers, who have a maximum of 25 students each, develop oneto-one advising relationships with each of their assigned students. Lastly, the division offers several leadership opportunities for University of Akron undergraduate and graduate students. Peer mentors are selected to work with first-year and transfer students through one of the aforementioned programs. Additionally, peer mentors assist professional staff with facilitating workshops, orientation classes and Extended Orientation activities. The Leadership Development Program is designed to assist college students in developing personal skills and competencies necessary for academic, co-curricular, community outreach and involvement.

PAN-AFRICAN CENTER FOR COMMUNITY STUDIES The Pan-African Center for Community Studies, also located in the Buckingham Center, offers lectures, programs and activities to invite all students to appreciate, understand and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our campus, community and nation. In addition, the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture is housed in the Buckingham Center.

A complete list of majors can be found on our Web site at: www.uakron.edu/academics/

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r. Luis M. Proenza is chief executive officer of The University of Akron. In his first 10 years at UA, he has led its transformation into the public research university for northern Ohio and one of the most attractive metropolitan campuses in the nation. Under Dr. Proenza’s leadership, UA has undertaken a $500-million campus enhancement program, a university-community alliance to revitalize a 50-block area surrounding its campus, a BioInnovation Institute in partnership with three area hospitals and a medical school, and academic program enhancements that have made the University one of only 12 Carnegie Cluster Leaders nationally. Dr. Proenza has been involved in national science and technology policy matters since the 1970s when he was study director of the National Research CouncilNational Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Vision, then The University of Georgia’s Liaison for Science and Technology Policy, a member of the National Biotechnology Policy Board-National Institutes of Health, and Advisor for Science and Technology Policy to the Governor of Alaska. In 1992, U.S. President George H. W. Bush appointed Dr. Proenza to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Dr. Proenza became its vice chairman. He later was Chair of the Science and Mathematics Education Task Force for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. In 2001, President George W. Bush named Dr.

Proenza to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the nation’s highest-level policy-advisory group for science and technology. Dr. Proenza co-chaired PCAST’s committee on Public-Private Partnerships and worked on panels on U.S. Research and Development Investments, Technology Transfer, Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency and Advanced Manufacturing, Personalized Medicine, Information Technology, and Nanotechnology. He now serves on the Council on Competitiveness’ executive committee and its National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and co-chairs its Regional Leadership Institute Steering Committee. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (formerly the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) and the States Science and Technology Institute, former chair of APLU’s Commission on the Urban Agenda and APLU co-chair of the APLU/ AAU Patent Reform Committee, with Yale University President Rick Levin as Association of American Universities co-chair. Dr. Proenza is a member of many professional, scholarly and honorary organizations; is the recipient of several awards and honors; has written numerous publications in nationally and internationally recognized journals; and edited and co-edited two books. He is invited frequently to speak worldwide, with presentations appearing in Vital Speeches of the Day and The Executive Speaker. He often is quoted on issues in education, research, economic development, and science and technology policy.

As president of The University of Akron, Dr. Proenza has grown it from a $270-million operation to an enterprise with over $435 million in annual revenues. Under his direction, the institution has financed $500 million in construction to completely transform its metropolitan campus, adding 15 new facilities and doing major renovations and additions to 17 others. Dr. Proenza also increased private donations and research funding to all-time records and, in 2007, initiated a $500-million comprehensive campaign that already has gained $365 million in gifts and pledges. Recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the region, Dr. Proenza’s acknowledgements include the 2008 Visionary Award, the 2006 Northeast Ohio Regional Vision Award, the 2005 CASE V Chief Executive Leadership Award and the 2001 SME Executive of the Year Award. After earning a B.A. from Emory University (1965), M.A. from The Ohio State University (1966) and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1971), Dr. Proenza joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in 1971. There, his research in psychology and neurobiology was continuously supported by grants from the National Eye Institute, including a Research Career Development Award. Prior to his appointment at Akron, Dr. Proenza was Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Purdue University. He also served the University of Alaska first as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, then as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Proenza and his wife, Theresa Butler Proenza, enjoy their careers, friends and numerous community activities. Together, they built the 44-foot sailing vessel, Apogee, which they sail on Lake Erie.

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DR. GEORGE HARITOS

KERN-SIMIRENKO

DR. JOHN P. KRISTOFCO

College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

College of Engineering

University Libraries

Wayne College

College of Health Sciences and Human Services

DR. DALE H. MUGLER

DR. KARLA T. MUGLER

DR. MARK D. SHERMIS

STANLEY B. SILVERMAN

DR. DUDLEY B. TURNER

DR. MARGARET N. WINEMAN

Honors College

University College

College of Education

Summit College

College of Creative and Professional Arts (Interim)

College of Nursing

MARTIN H. BELSKY

College of Business Administration (Interim)

School of Law

DR. CHAND MIDHA Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

CHERYL

DR. STEPHEN CHENG

DR. RAVI KROVI

DR. JAMES M. LYNN

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The University of Akron Board of Trustees is the governing body for The University of Akron. The Board is composed of 11 members who are appointed by the governor of Ohio to serve a nine-year term. Two of the 11 members are student Trustees who serve two-year terms on the Board as non-voting members. Since its founding in 1870, The University of Akron has been guided by a Board to ensure it succeeds in its mission to prepare graduates for the challenges that await them. Trustees select and appoint the president; set the operating budget; approve personnel appointments; grant all degrees awarded by the University, including honorary degrees; establish tuition and fee rates; approve contracts; and approve all regulations, curriculum changes, new programs and degrees at The University of Akron. In addition to implementing focused initiatives involving teaching and research, today's University of Akron Board of Trustees also oversees the New Landscape for Learning building program - a $300 million enhancement of the campus. The University is constructing six new buildings, renovating 14 residence halls, academic buildings and other structures, planting 50,000 new trees and shrubs and adding 30 acres of green space to campus.

Akron. (Term expires 2010)

Mr. Philip S. Kaufmann, J.D., Chair, is a managing partner of the Estate and Trust Group in the law firm of Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A. Appointed to the Board in 2001, he is a Board liaison to The University of Akron Foundation. He serves on several other boards as well, including the Community Fund Management Foundation in Cleveland; the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Summit County; the Blossom Music Center Board of Overseers; the Summa Foundation Board; and Immediate Past President of the Akron Bar Foundation. He earned a B.S. degree at Loyola University and a Juris Doctor degree at The University of

Mrs. Ann Amer Brennan, J.D., Vice Chair, was appointed to the Board in 2003. She has been active in many community organizations. In Spring 2003, Mrs. Brennan received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University. She chairs the Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment Committee and serves on the Audit; Collective Bargaining; Educational Policy/Student Affairs; and Personnel and Compensation committees. She served on the Ohio Arts Council for 10 years and is the past chair of the Summa Health System Board of Directors, as well as of the Akron Community Foundation. She served on the board of Hiram College for 12 years and was chair of its Finance Committee. Mrs. Brennan received a B.A. degree from The University of Akron and a J.D. degree from the School of Law. Her husband, David, endowed the Brennan Chair in the School of Law in 1985. The Brennans are parents of four children and grandparents of 10. (Term expires 2012)

Mr. Richard W. Pogue, Vice Chair, was appointed to the Board in 2004. He chairs the Audit; Nominating; and Rules committees and serves on the Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment; Personnel and Compensation; and Strategic Issues, Governance, and Compliance committees. In 2003, Ohio Governor Bob Taft appointed Mr. Pogue chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education. Currently, he is an advisor to Jones Day, the second largest law firm in the United States. Mr. Pogue has a long and distinguished legal career, serving as partner with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue from 1961-1994. He has been a director of many major companies, including TRW, Continental Airlines and Derlan Industries Ltd. He serves on the Board of The University of Akron Foundation, and has been a trustee of Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, and many other institutions. Mr. Pogue has supported many civic organizations and charities, ranging from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the United Way Services of Greater Cleveland. He received a B.A. degree from Cornell, a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from The University of Akron in 2004. (Term expires 2015)

Mr. Edward L. Bittle was appointed to the Board in 2002. He chairs the External Affairs Committee and serves on the Audit; Collective Bargaining; Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment; and Rules committees. Mr. Bittle is president of Seal Master Corporation and ELBEX Corporation. He established Seal Master in 1974 and ELBEX in 1991. Mr. Bittle is a graduate of The University of Akron and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society. He has served as president of the Varsity “A” Association. He has lectured to entrepreneurship classes and has served on the University College Advisory Council and the Zips Athletic Club Advisory Board. He received the Alumni Honor Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement in 1994 and the “Red” Cochran Award for Meritorious Service in 1999. Mr. Bittle and his wife, Frances, endowed “The Edward L. Bittle Scholarship” and “The Bittle Residency in Jazz” and are members of the Hilltoppers-Buchtelles. (Term expires 2011)

Judge Jane E. Bond was appointed to the Board in 2008. She chairs the Educational Policy/Student Affairs committee; and serves on the External Affairs; Rules; and Strategic Issues, Governance, and Compliance committees. Judge Bond received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism cum laud from Ohio University in 1968 and received a law degree from The University of Akron School of Law in 1976. In 1989, she was appointed as Judge of the Akron Municipal Court and served two years before her appointment to the Summit County Common Pleas Court in 1991. She retired in good standing in 2007. Judge Bond has been an active participant in her community and has served in leadership positions on numerous boards and commissions including the Governor’s Task Force on Jail and Prison Crowding, the Leadership Akron Alumni Board, Women’s Network Board, Friends of Hower House Board, Coach House Theater Board, Renaissance of the Civic Theater Board, Police Community Dialogue Board, Grand Teton Judicial College Board, Akron Area Association of Ohio University Women Board, Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron Board of Trustees and the English Oaks Condominium Board of Directors. She is a member of the Akron Art Museum, Progress Through Preservation, the Summit County Historical Society, the Federated Democratic Women of Summit County, Akron Woman’s City Club and the American Constitutional Law Society. Judge Bond was named Woman of the Year in 1993 by the Women’s History Project. She is a recipient of the Stubbs Community Service award, the 2003 Jane Quine award from the Summit County Democratic Party, and the Golden Gavel award from the Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association. (Term expires 2017)

Dr. Chander Mohan was appointed to the Board in 2004. He chairs the Facilities Planning and Oversight Committee and serves on the Collective Bargaining; External Affairs; Finance, Fiscal Policy, and Investment; and Rules committees. Dr. Mohan is president of the Clinic for Behavioral Health Services, a solo practice in Cuyahoga Falls. He also serves as a staff psychiatrist at Akron General Medical Center, as an associate medical director of geriatric psychiatry for Massillon Community Hospital, as a staff psychiatrist at Barberton Citizens Hospital, as an instructor at Barberton Citizens Hospital, and as an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Prior to moving to Ohio, Dr. Mohan was a clinical teaching assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and at the New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. Dr. Mohan serves the community as a member of the Summit County Republican Party and as co-chairman for the Physician’s Advisory Board for the National Republican Congressional Committee. (Term expires 2013)

Mr. Jack Morrison, Jr., J.D., President of the law firm of Amer Cunningham Co., L.P.A., was appointed to the Board in 2005. He serves on the Audit; Collective Bargaining; Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy and Investment; Nominating; and Strategic Issues, Governance, and Compliance committees. He serves on the Executive Committee and also serves as Secretary of the Summit County Republican Party. He was elected as State Committeeman for the 27th District to the State Republican Party. An active leader in the community, he has also served on the boards of the Akron Art Museum, Greater Akron Chamber, Akron Symphony, and Walsh Jesuit High School. He was President of the Akron Bar Association in 2000-2001. Mr. Morrison also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1970-1974. He earned his A.A. degree (with honors) at The University of Maryland, a B.S.B.A. degree (magna cum laude) at The University of Akron, and a J.D. degree at The University of Akron School of Law. (Term expires 2014)

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Mr. Ted A. Mallo Vice President, General Counsel Secretary of the Board

Mr. Kevin O. Thompson was appointed to the Board in 2007. He chairs the Collective Bargaining and Strategic Issues, Governance and Compliance committees and serves on the Educational Policy/Student Affairs; External Affairs; Facilities Planning and Oversight; Finance, Fiscal Policy and Investment; Nominating; and Rules committees. As Area President for National City Bank, Northeast Region, Mr. Thompson has oversight responsibility for National City’s sales effort, with direct responsibility for Corporate Banking in the Akron, Canton and Wooster markets. Prior to being named Area President in January 2007, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President and Manager for the Upper Middle Market Banking Group in the region. He joined National City in 1977 as a credit analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility within Corporate Banking. Previously, Mr. Thompson worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland. He holds a B.A. in Labor Economics from The University of Akron and an M.B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is also a graduate of The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Mr. Thompson is very active in the community, currently serving as a board member of Akron Tomorrow, Furnace Street Mission, Tallmadge Community Foundation, and Victim Assistance. He volunteers as an instructor of Applied Economics for Junior Achievement, and is active with the Leadership Akron Alumni Association, The Greater Akron Chamber, Akron Tomorrow, Tallmadge Booster Club and Tallmadge City School Bond Oversight Committee. Mr. Thompson, his wife, and their four children reside in Tallmadge. (Term expires 2016)

Mr. Warren L. Woolford was appointed to the Board in 2009. He serves on the Educational Policy/Student Affairs; External Affairs; and Facilities Planning and Oversight committees. He is the retired planning director for the City of Akron and began his career with the city of Akron in 1972 as a student intern in the Planning and Urban Development department. He held a variety of positions and in 1988 was promoted to comprehensive planning and zoning manager. He was appointed Director of Planning in June of 1993. Mr. Woolford is a native of Baltimore, Maryland who earned his bachelor’s degree in social science and secondary education at Coppin State University in Baltimore and received his master’s degree in geography from The University of Akron. Mr. Woolford, a resident of Akron for more than 30 years, is a graduate of the Leadership Akron Class of 1995. He also is a member of Mount Calvary Lodge No. 76, the United Negro College Fund Night Committee, Christmas in April, the Great Trail Council Pathfinder Advisory Committee and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 1994, Mr. Woolford was named Outstanding Alumnus by The University of Akron’s Department of Geography and Planning. (Term expires 2018)

Marcus V. Phelps was appointed to the Board as a Student Trustee in 2008. He serves on the Educational Policy/Student Affairs; External Affairs; and Facilities Planning and Oversight committees. He is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics at The University of Akron and will possibly minor in Finance or Spanish. Along with being a Student Trustee, he is a resident assistant and speech and debate team member. In speech he is a novice poetry state champion. Upon graduation, he plans to attend a highly regarded law school and study litigation. His primary career goal is to become a statesman or diplomatic leader. (Term expires 2010)

Joseph T. Rich was appointed to the Board as a Student Trustee in 2008. He serves on the Educational Policy/ Student Affairs; External Affairs; and Facilities Planning and Oversight committees. He currently is pursuing a JD/MBA joint degree at The University of Akron and is working as a graduate assistant in the Office of Technology Transfer. Mr. Rich was a Summer Associate in the Cleveland Clinic’s Office of General Counsel and has completed internships at Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the Lerner Research Institute, and the NASA Glenn Research Center. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University with a double major in Biology and Philosophy and was chapter president of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. (Term expires 2011)

Mr. Russell D. Sibert Vice President of Board Operations Assistant Secretary of the Board Current as of Oct. 21, 2009.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND

MISSION STATEMENT

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Our purpose is to further the educational mission of the University by developing the student-athlete as a total person. We foster a collegiate experience that promotes academic achievements, athletic excellence and social responsibility. We celebrate the success of our student-athletes to cultivate pride, enthusiasm and commitment among faculty, staff, students, alumni and the greater Akron community. CORE VALUES As a Department of Intercollegiate Athletics we are committed to the following core values: accountability, diversity, integrity, loyalty, pursuit of excellence, responsibility, sportsmanship and teamwork.

THE 2009-10 AKRON STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President: C.J. Kaufman, Men’s Soccer Vice-President: Madelyn Robinson, Swimming & Diving Secretary: Olivia Hegedus, Softball

C.J. Kaufman

Madelyn Robinson

Olivia Hegedus

The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.

BASEBALL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT... 2009 Dean’s List Honorees (3.25 GPA or higher)

UA STUDENT-ATHLETES IN THE CLASSROOM OVER THE LAST THREE ACADEMIC YEARS... • 543 achieved a 3.0 GPA of higher, including 227 during the 2008-09 academic year, 174 in 2007-08 and 142 in 2006-07.

Benjamin Danziger Danny Fawcett Kevin Haas Kyle Hallett Kevin Kumazec Alex Loftin James Podgorney John Turk Sam Watkins Zach Yike

• 661 have earned Dean’s List honors, including 183 during the 2008-09 academic year, 273 in 2007-08 and 205 in 200607. • 86 were named Academic All-Mid-American Conference and seven earned the league’s scholar-athlete of the week award. • Elliot Bradbrook (men’s soccer) earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America in 2007-08, while Bradbrook and Ossie Michalsen (men’s soccer) earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District in 2007-08 and Mark Groza (football) was an Academic All-District choice in 2006-07. • Men’s cross country achieved a perfect Academic Progress Rating (APR) by the NCAA for the 2006-07 academic year.

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Kevin Haas Two-time All-MAC Academic selection

Benjamin Danziger 2009 All-MAC Academic selection

Baseball Academic Accolades: Kevin Haas and Phil Bednar were named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV second team. Additionally, Haas, Bednar and Danziger were also Academic All-MAC Team selections.


ATHLETICS ACCOMPLISHMENTS |AKRON ATHLETICS The Akron baseball progam has been recognized for several superlatives over the years. Most notably, the Zips have 20 All-Mid-American Conference selections, 14 AllMAC First Team Academic honorees and three Mid-East Region selections. In the 2009 campaign Alex Loftin was named MAC East Pitcher of the Week twice while Benjamin Danziger received the distinction once. Phil Bednar and Kevin Haas were named to the second team CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV team. Bednar, Danziger and Haas were also named to the Academic All-MAC Team, with Haas receiving his second consecutive nod while five others earned honorable mention.

AKRON ATHLETICS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2009 NCAA CHAMPIONS JENNA COMPTON (above left) NCAA Individual Air Rifle Champion STEVI LARGE (right) NCAA Outdoor Hammer Champion

STEVE ZAKUANI (right) was the Hermann Trophy runner-up and National Men’s Soccer Player of the Year in two publications. He was later the first overall pick in the 2009 MLS Draft, going to the Seattle Sounders.

This past fall (2009-10), the Akron men’s soccer team finished the year as the National runner up also winning the 2009 MAC Regular Season and Tournament Soccer Championships. In 2008-09 Akron had perhaps its best season athletically. 2009 MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship, 2009 WIRC Air Rifle and Smallbore Championships, 2009 MAC Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track Championships and the 2009 MAC Men’s Outdoor Championship. Akron earned a school-record 55 MAC Player of the Week honors, school-record 67 All-MAC Honors (not including 13 WIRC honors) and a school-record 37 Academic All-MAC honors.

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AKRON ATHLETICS | UA ADMINISTRATION

Tom Wistrcill

Director of Athletics University of Akron President Luis M. Proenza introduced Tom Wistrcill, former senior associate athletics director for external relations at the University of Minnesota, as the Zips’ new director of athletics on August 25. Wistrcill, who has been with the University of Minnesota since May 2006, brings a wealth of experience in intercollegiate athletics, not the least of which includes the grand opening of a new $288 million 51,000 seat football stadium. UM will open its new TCF Bank Stadium on September 12, the same day UA opens InfoCision

Stadium-Summa Field. “I am incredibly humble and excited to be the new athletics director at The University of Akron,” Wistrcill said. “The vision Dr. Proenza has for this University and Department of Athletics made it extremely attractive to come to Akron. The opening of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field coupled with the success of the Zips’ athletic programs makes the timing great as well.” UA and UM are the only NCAA Division I universities to open new football stadiums in the country this year. “I am delighted to welcome Tom Wistrcill as the new athletics director at The University of Akron,” Proenza said. “His commitment to excellence, tremendous enthusiasm and passion will ensure success for all of our student-athletes. The University of Akron has enjoyed national acclaim for several of our athletic

programs in the last several years and we expect this trend will continue under Tom, whose experience in the Big Ten Conference will help to springboard the university to even greater excellence in all of our athletic programs. “I would also like to thank the AD search committee, led by Candace Campbell Jackson, the university’s chief of staff, for their commitment and dedication to the process and for bringing such a talented pool of candidates to campus so quickly. I’d also like to thank Hunter Yurachek, who served the University well as interim athletics director,” Proenza added. Wistrcill’s experience also includes marketing, sales, media relations and management, particularly in the Big Ten Conference. Prior to joining Minnesota, Wistrcill held the position of General Manager of Badger Sports Properties at the University of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for managing $8 million in sales and marketing ventures for the Wisconsin athletic department. He developed and implemented several major first-time sponsorships at Wisconsin, including the development of the Badger Radio Network through Learfield Communications. Badger Sports Properties is a division of Learfield. Wistrcill served as commissioner of two NCAA Division II conferences, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, from 1994-2000. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for VarsityOnline.com and is a former general manager of the St. Louis Quest, a franchise in the Women’s Professional Volleyball League. Wistrcill, 39, received his B.A. in Media Communications from St. Mary’s University in 1992 where he captain the men’s basketball team. He earned a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1996. Tom and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Jonathan and Jack.

UA Senior Staff

MARY LU GRIBSCHAW

PAUL HAMMOND

ANNE JORGENSEN

MIKE RODRIGUEZ

ELIZABETH BRINKMANN

Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA Robert Morris, 1984 - 15th Year

Associate Athletics Director/ Facilities and Operations Wooster, 1982 - 8th Year

Associate Athletics Director/ Student-Athlete Support Services Michigan State, 1974 - 3rd Year

Associate Athletics Director/ Business Cleveland St., 1982 - 23rd Year

Assistant Athletics Director/ Marketing and Promotions Valparaiso, 2001 - 4th Year

MIKE CAWOOD

JERAMIAH DICKEY

KEVIN KLOTZ

J. DEAN CARRO

Assistant Athletics Director/ Media Relations Tennessee, 1993 - 3rd Year

Assistant Athletics Director/ Development Texas, 2004 - 3rd Year

Assistant Athletics Director/ Compliance Ohio, 1996 - 6th Year

Faculty Athletics Representative Akron, 1978 - 8th Year

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AKRON BASEBALL| SEASON PREVIEW

2010 Akron Baseball Season Preview 2009 Season Recap: The UA baseball squad compiled a 19-33 record in 2009, finishing fifth in the Mid-American Conference East division with a 12-15 record, giving the Zips their most conference wins since 2003. Akron has continually upgraded its competition under skipper Pat Bangtson, competing against several tough outof-conference opponents and also faced three top-25 teams last season, including no. 25 Michigan, no. 21 Illinois and no. 26 Kent State. The Zips defeated the then-ranked no. 26 Golden Flashes three times last season, picking up the 12-5 victory in the third annual Diamond Classic for Kids held at Canal Park before claiming the MAC series at Kent with a pair of wins. Akron played opposition extremely close last season, dropping nine one-run games on the season-two of which were extra-inning heartbreakers. Akron went 1-2 in extra-inning affairs as the Zips defeated Kent State 8-4 in an 11-inning affair but also suffered a grueling 18-inning 5-4 setback against North Carolina State at last year’s Palm Beach Challenge. Additionally, Akron lost a 9-8 11-inning contest at Ohio University. Senior Kevin Haas and then-senior Phil Bednar were both named to the second team CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV. The duo was also named to the Academic All-MAC team along with junior Benjamin Danziger upon conclusion of the season. Additional honors bestowed upon the Zips included three MAC Pitcher of the Week awards. Sophomore Alex Loftin was a two-time recipient while Danziger received the distinction once last season. Akron’s Mid-American Conference Tournament run came down to the very final game of the year last season with the Zips suffering a tough road loss to Bowling Green to close out the season, missing the final cut to Chillicothe, Ohio. The Zips finished with a 12-15 mark in conference

play with five losses decided by one run, including a 9-8 13-inning setback at Ohio. Akron swept Northern Illinois and claimed 2-1 series victories over Buffalo and then-no. 26 Kent State. The Zips return 22 letterwinners including six returning position players and three starting pitchers. Akron welcomes nine newcomers to the squad and will look to its class of six seniors for leadership and guidance in the 2010 season. With a young and healthy pitching staff which ranked second in Mid-American Conference competition in ERA, and third in opposing batting average returns to make a positive impact on a group of three new Zips’ hurlers. With all the pieces in place, the Zips are poised to make significant strides in the conference and gain entrance to the MAC Tournament. Infield: Akron’s infield returns three starters, including a three-year starter at shortstop in senior Kevin Haas (.324, 9 HR, 21 RBI). To be a championship contender, a team relies on a strong middle infield and Akron will have an abundance of experience and leadership on the diamond this season. This year’s middle infielders include Haas anchoring the team at shortstop as well as fellow senior Nick Solitario (.217, 1, 4) solidifying the defense at second base. Returning first baseman Brian Kordal (.346, 5, 44) returns to that role and will find assistance at the position from fellow senior Kyle Hallett (.336, 2, 22) who primarily served as the team’s designated hitter last season. Sophomore Jason Corzine saw time in six games last season and has worked extremely hard in the offseason to compete for a position at third base. In 2009, the coaching staff’s primary focus was recruiting quality multi-position athletes. The Zips have added freshman Tyler Begun (second/third/ outfield), James Sheltrown (second/shortstop/

Senior Kyle Hallett served as the team’s primary designated hitter and will look to fortify the Zips’ starting lineup this season returning to that role. Hallett also adds flexibility to roster at first base.

Senior second baseman Nick Solitario will help solidify the Zips’ middle infield at second. His range and steady hands will add great value to the infield. catcher), Samuel Trecaso (second/third), Brady Stewart (first/catcher), Bryan White (first/outfield) and Sam Watkins (utility infielder/pitcher). The dynamic incoming freshman class gives the coaching staff a tremendous amount of flexibility to compile the best offensive and defensive lineup on the diamond this season. The Akron baseball team added a pair of walk-ons who exhibited exceptional potential and added depth to the lineup in Mike Dehnke (pitcher/ outfielder) and Matt Mika (pitcher). Outfield: Two out of three starters return to anchor this year’s outfield with senior and Joe Thomas Award winner Jake Plata (.357, 3, 28) returning to his role in right field and junior Brandon White (.309, 6, 32) locking down left field for the Zips in 2010. According to head coach Pat Bangtson, the outfield, “should be one of the strongest groups for the Zips and depending on the lineup, could be one of the fastest and most athletic outfields the program has seen in years”. Joining Plata and White will be the speedy junior Lawrence Penn who saw limited reps in the outfield last season as well as redshirt-sophomore Andrew Turocy who makes his return to the squad from Tommy John surgery. Like his older brother, freshman Jared Turocy will also add depth to the lineup with the ability to play center field for the Zips in 2010. Begun, Kordal, Bryan White and freshman Mike Dehnke also have the capacity to fill gaps in the Zips’ lineup in the role of outfielder, adding depth and experience to the position.

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AKRON BASEBALL| SEASON PREVIEW

Senior John Turk will lead the catching corps this season as the team’s prominent catcher. Turk bat .275 last season, adding a pair of homers and 23 RBI. Pitching Staff: Heading into the 2010 season the UA coaching staff is very optimistic with the Zips returning pitching staff, including junior Benjamin Danziger (3-4, 5.81 ERA, 58 K’s), sophomores Alex Loftin (2-2, 6.05, 41 K’s) and Andrew Brown (2-5, 6.64, 41 K’s). According to Bangtson, “Championships are won with pitching and defense. I believe we have a very solid nucleus in the pitching staff with our core of returners and addition of new guys.” The Zips have redshirt sophomore Drew Turocy (4-3, 5.88, 34 K’s as a freshman) back in the rotation in 2010 following surgery on his pitching arm. Including Turocy, the Zips have three dual position pitchers in freshman Jared Turocy and transfer sophomore Sam Watkins. Sophomore relief ace Chris Bassitt (1-2, 3.52, 7 saves) led the Zips with 23 appearances and ranked third in the MAC with seven saves also moving into third on the UA all-time list in the same category. Redshirt juniors Zach Yike and Kevin Kumazec make their return to the pitching corps in 2010 after being saddled with injuries last season. Sophomores Danny Fawcett and Scott Foster both saw significant time on the mound last season and should add quality relief innings for the Zips this season. Even though junior Robert Huffman saw no time on the mound last year, Bangtson expects that the pitcher along with Turocy and Watkins should make an impact on the staff this season and compete for a variety of responsibilities, including the starting rotation, mid-week and relief duties.

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Catchers: Three-year starter and senior John Turk (.275, 2, 23) will head up the catching duties in 2010 and will be the go-to guy for handling this year’s pitching staff. Sophomore Dan Burant saw limited time behind the plate and will play a slightly bigger role with the squad this season after making positive strides in his ability as a defensive catcher. Redshirt sophomore Ivory Alexander, freshmen Brady Stewart and James Sheltrown will also add depth to the catching position in 2010. Schedule: Once again, Akron will play a challenging preseason schedule as a precursor to Mid-American Conference play with tough non-conference opponents. Akron is slated to face The University of Minnesota, New Mexico State and The University of North Carolina-Wilmington as well as Stony Brook University in the preseason. The Zips open up against the Golden Gophers in Fort Myers, Fla. playing at Hammond Stadium-Spring Training Facility for the Minnesota Twins. Akron will venture to New Mexico, North Carolina as well as Florida. Akron will travel to Winter Haven, Fla. over spring break to compete in the prestigious RussMatt Central Florida Invitational (March 12-20), which welcomes some of the most competitive baseball programs from around the country. Akron is tentatively scheduled to face Butler (Horizon League), Army (Patriot League), North Dakota State (Summit League), Hartford (America East Conference), Eastern Illinois (Ohio Valley Conference), Dartmouth (The Ivy League), The University of Illinois and Indiana University (Big Ten Conference). The Zips boasted a 10-6 record at Lee Jackson Field in 2009 and will open up at home against Duquesne University on Wednesday, March 24th.

Sophomore Drew Turocy returns to the UA lineup after sitting out last season due to Tommy John Surgery. As a freshman Turocy was 4-3 with a 5.88 ERA.

Akron will also play non-conference games at home against Cleveland State University, Lake Erie College, Malone University, The University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University. Additionally, the Zips will make their third consecutive trip to Columbus, Ohio to face the Ohio State Buckeyes in a non-conference midweek matchup on April 21. Akron’s conference schedule will feature road series versus Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Bowling Green while the Zips will host Toledo, Buffalo, Ohio, Eastern Michigan and Kent State. The Zips open Conference play on the road Junior Benjamin Danziger became one of the Zips against Western Michigan with the series at Kalamamost dominant pitchers, leading the squad in ERA zoo, Mich. scheduled March 26-28. (5.81), strikeouts (58) and games started (11) in 2009. The fourth annual Diamond Classic for Kids is scheduled against Kent State on Thursday, May 20th at 6:05 p.m. and will be played at Canal Park, home of minor league baseball’s Akron Aeros. The game also serves as the MAC series opener between the two teams with the final two games taking place at Lee Jackson Field. Coach Bangtson believes one of the keys to a team’s success is dependent upon scheduling, as he notes that, “were looking to challenge the team by playing a tough non-conference and preseason schedule to prepare them for the Mid-American Conference season which is always competitive.” Last year, this strategy proved valuable as the Zips came within a game of making the MAC Tournament for the first time since 2005. Bangtson continues, adding, “Last season, we finished one game short of achieving our goal and making the MAC Tournament. This season the coaching staff and I look to build on that experience and expect to make this year’s tournament field to compete for a championship.”


DIAMOND

CLASSIC

FOR KIDS

AKRON BASEBALL| DIAMOND CLASSIC FOR KIDS

Head Coach Pat Bangtson believes in the good nature of sports and the positive impact community relations can have on members of his baseball club. These reasons primarily influenced the skipper who partnered with Kent State head coach Scott Stricklin to raise funds for the Akron Children’s Hospital. A baseball game between Kent State and Akron became customary in 2007 when the coaches united, pitting conference-rivals against each other for the noble cause, the Diamond Classic For Kids. Since then, the Zips and Golden Flashes have faced off once a year at Canal Park (home of the Akron Aeros) with all proceeds benefiting the Akron Children’s Hospital. Prior to each game, it has become custom for players, coaches and mascots from both teams to hand out baseballs, t-shirts, posters and signed autographs for recovering patients at the hospital. Last season, seniors Kyle Hallett, Jake Plata and Nick Solitario were among Zips players who accompanied Coach Bangtson along with Kent State players and coaches to continue that tradition. “The visit to the hospital is a great opportunity for our guys to try to lift the spirits of kids who are less fortunate than us. It also gives us the opportunity to give back to this community and those less fortunate than ourselves while making a positive impact on these kids” said UA head coach Pat Bangtson. The inaugural Diamond Classic for Kids was held on April 24, 2007. Since then the Zips and Golden Flashes have played three games and the series currently sits 2-1 in Akron’s favor after the Zips posted a convincing 12-5 victory over Kent State in last year’s outing.

(Foreground) Members of the Akron and Kent State baseball teams visit the Akron Children’s Hospital to interact with some of the children. Jake Plata, Kyle Hallett and Nick Solitario were among last year’s visitors. (Background) Zippy, Akron’s Mascot stands at Canal Park during last year’s game. Akron overpowered then ranked no. 26 Kent State with explosive offense, combining for 13 hits, including four home runs to manufacture 12 runs, providing the largest margin of victory in the charity game to date. Coach Bangtson notes, “The Diamond Classic has become a great event not only for both Akron and Kent State, but for the entire Northeast Ohio community. On the field, the first two games of the Diamond Classic have been extremely competitive.” To date, two out of three games have been decided by two runs or less. Bangtson goes on to add that, “The bottom line is, the kids reap the benefits. While it certainly doesn’t hurt to win ball games like these at a first rate facility in Canal Park, the cause we play for surpasses the end result. The Diamond Classic will remain special event for both teams and one we always look forward to.” This year’s Diamond Classic For Kids is scheduled for Thursday May 20 at Canal Park. The game will also serve as the MAC opener between the two teams.

Akron 12, Kent State 5 Kent State 200 020 010 Akron 112 040 31X

R H E 5 9 0 12 13 0

W: Fawcett (2-0); L: Sabo (3-1) T: 2:40; A-987

Diamond Classic Series History Year 2007 2008 2009

Team Akron Kent State Akron

Score 3-1 16-15 12-5

Akron leads series, 2-1

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HEAD COACH PAT BANGSTON

PAT

BANGTSON

Head Coach Fifth Season Kent State (1988)

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Pat Bangtson enters his fifth year as the leader of the Zips’ baseball program, bringing over 18 years experience to the Akron dugout. Bangtson, an Akron native, returned home to take the Zips’ top post in July of 2005 after serving 14 seasons as an assistant coach/pitching coach at The Ohio State University. Since arriving, Bangtson has brought instant credibility to the club, most recently posting the program’s first winning season in 11 years. In the past four seasons under Bangtson’s guidance, two Zips’ pitchers and a first basemen have been selected in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft and five players have earned All-Mid-American Conference honors. Following the 2007 campaign, All-MAC first teamer and now assistant coach Kurt Davidson became just the third player in school history to earn all-region status. Last season the Zips compiled a 19-33 record under skipper Pat Bangtson, competing against several tough out-of-conference opponents in addition to facing three top-25 teams, including no. 25 Michigan, no. 21 Illinois and no. 26 Kent State. The Zips defeated the then-ranked no. 26 Golden Flashes three times last season, picking up the 12-5 victory in the third annual Diamond Classic for Kids held at Canal Park before claiming the MAC series at Kent with a pair of wins. 2009 saw senior Kevin Haas and then-senior Phil Bednar named to the second team CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV. The duo was also named to the Academic All-MAC team along with junior Benjamin Danziger upon conclusion of the season. Additional honors bestowed upon the Zips included three MAC Pitcher of the Week awards. Sophomore Alex Loftin was a two-time recipient while Danziger received the distinction once under Bangtson last season. 2009 saw the Zips set several notable program records, including a school-high 574 hits, surpassing the 570 achieved in 1996. The Zips also registered school records in home runs with 57 round-trippers and total bases with 879 last season. In 2008, Bangtson guided the program to its first winning season in 11 years as the Zips posted a 25-24 overall record while compiling an 8-13 mark in the Mid-American Conference. Following the season, Davidson was named to the all-conference first team for the second straight year and junior Kevin Haas was an Academic All-Mid-American Conference honoree for his performance off the diamond. Haas carried a 3.5 GPA in addition to starting all 49 games for the Zips in 2008. Adding to the list of individual accomplishments, pitcher Tom Farmer was selected in the MLB draft for the second time as the Minnesota Twins drafted the right-hander in the 47th round (Farmer was also selected by the team in the 20th round in 2007). Senior first basemen Doug McNulty who had an outstanding season for the Zips in 2008 batting .321 with a teamhigh 12 home runs and 41 RBI, was nabbed by the New York Mets in the 49th round. In Bangtson’s short tenure at Akron, the Zips have made steady improvements at the plate and on the mound. The Zips owned the secondbest earned run average in 2009 with a 5.84 ERA. Despite posting a .302 league batting average in 2009, Akron hit .309 clip as a team in 2008 to post the third-highest average in the MAC. The Zips hit .288 in 2007 and

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.277 in 2006, improving from eighth to sixth among Mid-American Conference teams. Defensively, the Zips have again made significant progress under Bangtson. Akron’s fielding percentage went from tenth-best (.950) in 2006 to second-best in the conference in 2007 (.969). Furthermore, Akron turned a MAC-best 59 double-plays in 2008. On the mound, Akron has shown continued improvement. Drew Turocy and Benjamin Danziger each registered four wins in their first competitive seasons under Bangtson’s watch. Additionally, Frank Turocy lowered his ERA by .85 points en route to a team-best 4.62 ERA and 6-3 mark on the year. In 2008, Akron pitchers compiled a 6.21 ERA, which ranked seventh in the MAC a significant turnaround from the 2006 campaign as UA hurlers finished 11th in the conference with a combined ERA of 6.43. Not surprisingly, the focus of Bangtson’s influence has been most notable with his handling of the pitching staff. Bangtson, an all-conference hurler with Kent State, oversaw the Buckeyes pitching staff during his tenure in Columbus. In those 13 seasons, Ohio State captured seven regular-season Big Ten titles, seven conference tournament crowns and reached the NCAA Regionals 11 times. Bangtson oversaw a number of individual accomplishments while on the OSU staff. In addition to posting the lowest ERA in the league five times, 27 Ohio State pitchers were drafted professionally, five hurlers earned All-America honors and three secured the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year award. At Ohio State, Bangtson had a hand in all aspects of the program by serving as the co-recruiting coordinator and organizing the day-to-day baseball operations. Bangtson, played his prep baseball at Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he was an all-state performer before starring with the Golden Flashes. He pitched for Bob Todd at Kent State from 1984-87 and secured firstteam All-MAC honors as a senior, going 8-5 with a 3.11 ERA while striking out 74 in 95 1/3 innings of work. For his career, Bangtson compiled a 26-17 record, and he holds the Golden Flashes’ all-time records for victories (26) and innings pitched (313.2). He also ranks third in appearances (52) and strikeouts (212). The two-time KSU captain was chosen in the 23rd round of the 1987 Major League Draft by the Minnesota Twins. He played in the Twins organization for five years, reaching the Triple-A level at Portland in 1990 and playing for Double-A Orlando in his final pro season (1991). His best year was at Kenosha (Single-A) in 1988, when he was 17-5 with a 2.87 ERA and 120 strikeouts. When his playing career ended, Bangtson moved into the coaching ranks as a volunteer assistant under Todd in 1992 at OSU before moving into a full-time assistant coaching role the following season. In 2005, the Buckeyes led the Big Ten in team ERA (3.78) for the third time in the previous five seasons. Left-handed pitcher Dan DeLucia, who earned All-Big Ten honors, along with RHP Mike Madsen and LHP Trent Luyster, both taken in the 2005 MLB Draft, headlined the pitching staff. Madsen went in the 21st round to the Oakland Athletics and Luyster went in the 30th round to the Toronto Blue Jays. A year earlier, Scott Lewis earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Year honors after posting a 1.61 ERA with 127 strikeouts, one of three OSU hurlers earning all-league distinction in 2004. In fact, the Buckeyes have had at least one all-conference pitcher each season since 1999. Bangtson was elected to Kent State’s Varsity “K” Hall of Fame in 2004 and is also a member of the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife Kristine, also a Kent State graduate, have a daughter, Kara (14) and three sons, Justin (12), Todd (8) and Kyle (4).

The Bangtson File HEAD COACHING CAREER YEAR SCHOOL RECORD 2005-’06 University of Akron 15-36 2006-’07 University of Akron 23-24 2007-’08 University of Akron 25-24 2008-’09 University of Akron 19-33 Four Seasons 82-117 (.412) ASSISTANT COACHING CAREER YEAR SCHOOL 1992-’05 Ohio State University, Asst. Coach/Pitching Coach 1991-’92 Ohio State University, Volunteer Assistant Coach 14 Seasons PROFESSIONAL CAREER YEAR TEAM 1991 Orlando Twins, Class AA 1990 Portland Beavers, Class AAA 1989 Orlando Twins, Class AA 1988 Kenosha Twins, Class A 1987 Kenosha Twins, Class A 1987 Elizabethton Twins, Rookie League


ASSISTANT COACH BRIAN DONOHEW • ASSISTANT COACH KURT DAVIDSON • SUPPORT STAFF

BRIAN

KURT

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

DONOHEW

Fifth Season Georgetown (Ky.) College (1992)

DAVIDSON

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Brian Donohew is in his fifth season with Akron, having been hired by head coach Pat Bangtson in August 2005. Donohew, who serves as Bangtson’s top assistant, had spent the previous three seasons as the pitching coach with Cleveland State University. Donohew oversees hitting and defense with the Zips, his emphasis earlier in his career, and serves as the recruiting coordinator. Last season, Akron batters held a collective .302 batting average as six players hit .300 or better for the second consecutive season. Under Donohew’s instruction, UA batters also saw increases in total hits (574), triples (14) and home runs (57) in 2009. Four different Zips had 60-hit or better seasons (Haas-73, Roberts-72, Kordal-65 and Plata-60) while three delivered 40-plus RBIs last year(Kordal-44, Roberts-41 and Savage 43). The Zips’ offense has flourished under Donohew’s tutelage. With a collective .309 batting average in 2008, UA posted its highest combined mark since 2001 and its second-highest since 1996. Six Akron players topped the .300 plateau – led by shortstop Kevin Haas, who finished 16th in the circuit with a .346 clip – to record the third-best total among MAC teams. Also, Akron’s 112 doubles eclipsed 99 from 2007 and were the most for the club in a nine year stretch. Individually, Donohew helped Kurt Davidson, a two-time all-league honoree, become Akron’s all-time home runs leader in 2008 with 41 roundtrippers. Akron has knocked a collective 203 big flies since Donohew arrived in 2005. Additionally, In 2009, Akron hit the most home runs in school history with 57 for the most since the 2001 season (51). With 317 doubles in the past three seasons, the Zips have continually improved extra-base hit tallies under Donohew’s guidance. In Donohew’s first year, Akron batted .277 as a team with three players hitting better than .300. While at CSU under head coach Jay Murphy, the Vikings pitching staff showed continued improvement. Donohew tutored two of the top pitchers, Gary Ball (4.53 ERA) and Matt Kaltenbach (4.67) in the Horizon League in 2005. One year earlier, the Vikings posted the second-best ERA in the conference (4.67), which was also the school’s lowest mark since 1987. Additionally, Donohew’s emphasis on the importance of pounding the strike zone and throwing quality pitches took hold, as evidenced in 2004, when they tied a school-record with 350 strikeouts and a 1.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio (350 to 189). Before coaching at Cleveland State, Donohew worked with the pitching staff at Kent State as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2001-02 season, helping KSU to the Mid-American Conference Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. He also served as pitching coach for the Stark County Terriers of the Great Lakes Summer Baseball League in 2001 and 2002. Under his tutelage, the Terrier pitching staff posted ERA’s among the top-five in the league while helping the team to a second-place finish in 2001. From 1997-2001, Donohew served as head coach at IUPUI and was instrumental in advancing the program from Division II to the Division I level. He guided the team to the school’s only Mid-Continent Conference Tournament appearance in 1998 before the school dropped the program in 2001. While serving as an assistant coach at Mount Union from 1993-95, Donohew’s work with the hitters helped the 1993 squad post then-school records for single-season team batting average and runs. As a shortstop, outfielder and pitcher at Georgetown (Ky.) College, Donohew was named the 1988 Area 7 MVP while guiding the team to a fifth-place finish in their first and only NAIA World Series appearance. During his four seasons, the Tigers were consistently ranked among the top 25 NAIA teams nationally. He led the team with a .392 average as a freshman and was an All-District 32 performer in 1990 and 1991. Donohew received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and health from Georgetown in 1992 and earned a Master of Education from The University of Akron in 1996. Donohew and his wife, Bonnie, live in Cuyahoga Falls with their 10-year-old son, David, and 4-year-old daughter, Delanie.

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Kurt Davidson returns for his second season with the UA coaching staff and first as a full-time assistant following a promotion in the fall of 2009. Davidson, a four-year letterwinner for the Zips from 2005-08 brings a wealth of experience and unprecedented knowledge as one of the most gifted and decorated hitters in Akron history. His primary duties will focus on instructing the hitters and catchers while assisting head coach Bangtson with travel coordination. Davidson will also assist with recruiting duties while serving as the team’s camp coordinator. Davidson was a second team All-Mideast Region honoree in 2007 and holds the lone distinction of being a three-time All-Mid-American Conference honoree for the Zips. Davidson was named to the second team as a sophomore before receiving first team nods in his junior and senior campaigns. Additionally, Davidson was also a three-time Most Valuable Player selection for the Zips during his career and is the lone Zip in program history to earn the prestige three years in his career and received the prestigious Joe Thomas Award bestowed upon the player with the highest batting average in a season in his sophomore campaign after posting a .338 clip. Davidson finished his career at Akron as the leader in several statistical categories, including home runs (41), RBIs (80), at bats (807) and total bases (430). Additionally, Davidson holds the second most career hits at Akron (253) and third-most doubles (52). The power-hitter remains tied for second on the all-time single season list for 12 home runs in a season, a feat he managed to accomplish twice in his career as both a sophomore and senior and is fourth with 410 putouts in his freshman campaign. Davidson graduated from the University of Akron in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. He currently resides in North Canton, Ohio.

Akron Baseball Support Staff

Tim Campbell

Strength and Conditioning

Kevin O’Connor

Equipment Manager

Rita Chinyere

Kelly Fay

Media Relations

Sports Medicine

Nancy Stott

Justin Whirley

Administrative Assistant

Team Manager

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2010 ROSTER

2010 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. B/T Hgt. Wgt. 28 Ivory Alexander C R/R 6-1 195 13 Chris Bassitt RHP R/R 6-5 195 15 Tyler Begun IF R/R 6-0 175 38 Andrew Brown RHP R/R 6-2 175 9 Dan Burant C R/R 6-1 220 6 Jason Corzine IF R/R 5-9 200 34 Benjamin Danziger RHP R/R 6-3 195 17 Mike Dehnke RHP R/R 6-0 180 42 Danny Fawcett RHP R/R 6-2 205 10 Scott Foster LHP L/L 5-11 175 27 Kevin Haas IF R/R 6-0 165 19 Kyle Hallett C R/R 5-10 180 35 Robert Huffman RHP R/R 6-1 195 33 Brian Kordal OF L/R 6-0 205 18 Kevin Kumazec RHP R/R 6-0 180 7 Alex Loftin RHP R/R 5-10 185 39 Matt Mika RHP R/R 6-5 190 8 Lawrence Penn OF R/R 5-10 185 20 Jake Plata OF/P L/L 6-1 198 29 James Podgorney LHP L/L 5-11 195 23 James Sheltrown SS/C R/R 5-11 175 31 Bobby Simone P/1B R/R 6-3 210 2 Nick Solitario 2B R/R 5-8 160 5 Brady Stewart IF R/R 6-2 220 24 Samuel Trecaso 3B/IF L/R 5-11 175 21 John Turk C L/R 5-10 175 22 Drew Turocy OF/P L/L 6-3 185 26 Jared Turocy P/OF L/L 6-0 170 4 Sam Watkins RHP R/R 6-1 190 12 Brandon White C/OF R/R 5-10 190 16 Bryan White 1B/OF L/L 6-1 210 1 Zach Yike LHP L/L 6-1 200 Head Coach: Pat Bangtson (Fifth Year; Kent State, ’88) Assistant Coach: Brian Donohew (Fifth Year; Georgetown [Ky.], ’92) Assistant Coach: Kurt Davidson (First Year; Akron, ’09)

Class/Eligibility So./Fr. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. So./So. Jr./So. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Sr./So. Jr./So. Sr./Sr. Sr./Sr. Jr./So. Sr./Sr. Sr./Jr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. So./So. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr.

Numerical Roster NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19

NAME POSITION Zach Yike LHP Nick Solitario IF Brian Donohew Coach Sam Watkins RHP Brady Stewart IF/C Jason Corzine IF Alex Loftin RHP Lawrence Penn OF Dan Burant C Scott Foster LHP Kurt Davidson Coach Brandon White C/OF Chris Bassitt RHP Tyler Begun IF Bryan White 1B/OF Mike Dehnke RHP Kevin Kumazec RHP Kyle Hallett C/DH

NO. 20 21 23 22 24 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 38 39 42

NAME POSITION Jake Plata OF John Turk C James Sheltrown SS/C Drew Turocy OF/LHP Samuel Trecaso 3B/IF Jared Turocy P/OF Kevin Haas IF Ivory Alexander C/DH James Podgorney LHP Bobby Simone RHP Pat Bangtson Head Coach Brian Kordal OF/1B Benjamin Danziger RHP Robert Huffman RHP Andrew Brown RHP Matt Mika RHP Danny Fawcett RHP

Hometown/Previous School Akron, Ohio (Firestone) Curtice, Ohio (Genoa Area) Mayfield Village, Ohio (Mayfield) Painesville, Ohio (Riverside) Brecksville, Ohio (Brecksville-Broadview) Tallmadge, Ohio (Tallmadge) Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Hts) Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (St. Vincent-St. Mary) Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Davidson) Green, Ohio (Green) North Olmsted, Ohio (St. Ignatius) Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg) Hudson, Ohio (Hudson) Twinsburg, Ohio (Twinsburg) Euclid, Ohio (St. Ignatius) Stow, Ohio (Stow) Victor, N.Y. (Victor Senior) Ann Arbor, Mich. (Ann Arbor Huron) Parma, Ohio (Padua Franciscan) Johnstown, Pa. (Bishop McCort) Springboro, Ohio (Springboro) Silver Lake, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit) Wadsworth, Ohio (Wadsworth) Ashville, Ohio (Teays Valley) Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (St. Vincent-St.Mary) Kirtland, Ohio (Kirtland) Canfield, Ohio (Canfield) Canfield, Ohio (Canfield) Johnstown, Pa. (Allegany College of Md.) Wheelersburg, Ohio (Wheelersburg) Wheelersburg, Ohio (Wheelersburg) Kettering, Ohio (Kettering Fairmont)

Pronunciation Guide NAME Pat Bangtson Tyler Begun Dan Burant Mike Dehnke Kevin Kumazec Jake Plata Drew, Jared Turocy

PRONUNCIATION BANG-son BEG-un BURR-Ant DEN-key Koo-MAH-zeck PLAY-tah Tur-OH-see

Class Breakdown (Eligibility) Seniors (6): Kevin Haas, Kyle Hallett, Brian Kordal, Jake Plata, Nick Solitario, John Turk Juniors (7): Benjamin Danziger, Kevin Kumazec, Lawrence Penn, James Podgorney, Bobby Simone, Brandon White, Zach Yike Sophomores (10): Andrew Brown, Chris Bassitt, Dan Burant, Jason Corzine, Danny Fawcett, Scott Foster, Robert Huffman, Alex Loftin, Drew Turocy, Sam Watkins Freshmen (9): Ivory Alexander, Tyler Begun, Mike Dehnke, Matt Mika, James Sheltrown, Brady Stewart, Sam Trecaso, Jared Turocy, Bryan White

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ATHLETE BIO: KEVIN HAAS

KEVIN HAAS

Infielder | R-R | 6-0 | 165 | Senior-3L North Olmsted, Ohio | St. Ignatius HS

2007-08: ACADEMIC ALL-MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE SELECTION 2008-09: ACADEMIC ALL-MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE SELECTION 2008-09: SECOND TEAM ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT IV SELECTION AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Started all 49 games for the Zips with 42 at shortstop and seven at second base...Haas’ .347 batting average paced the Zips, earning the sophomore the Joe Thomas Award in 2008...Haas also led the team with 74 hits while recording 97 total bases (3rd)...74 hits tied Haas for seventh on the all-time UA single season list...The primariy leadoff hitter delivered 11 doubles (t-3rd), three triples (1st) and two home runs while driving in 30 runs on the season...Scored a team-high 52 runs and drew 25 walks (3rd)...Opened the season with a 23 game hitting streak (February 22-April 6)...Had 21 multiple-hit games and eight multipleRBI games...Registered five consecutive multiple-hit games (April 11-16) with 13 hits over the span...The shortstop’s 152 putouts ranked him 4th on the UA single season list...Was 4-for-6 against Northern Illinois (April 13) and managed four hits in five at-bats against Miami (May 3)...Scored a career-high four runs twice last season, against New York Tech (March 8) and Miami (May 3).

SS #27 AS A JUNIOR (2009) Haas posted a 3.58 GPA in Marketing Management, earning a spot on the second team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV, while being just the third Zip baseball player to be named Academic All-MAC squad twice in a career…Haas was the only Zip to play in all 52 games, leading the team in hits (73), runs (50) and doubles (16)…Haas batted .324 and ranked second on the team with 10 home runs (He entered 2009 with two career home runs in his first two years with the Zips)…His 10 home runs also ranks eighth on the UA single-season list…As the Zips shortstop, Haas had 167 assists, third-best on the UA singleseason list and just two shy of the school record…He additionally had 225 at bats, second on the UA single-season list and one shy of the school record…Haas ranked seventh in the MAC in “toughest to strikeout,” going down just once every 8.3 at bats (27 strikeouts in 225 at bats)…He also drew 28 walks, third-best on the team, and led the squad with 24 multiple-hit games thanks to a 15-game hitting streak (Mar. 28-Apr. 22) in 2009…Went 4-for6 against St. Bonaventure (Mar. 6) with a double and three runs scored...Had a career day against Toledo (Mar. 27), going 3-for-4 with a pair of homers, three RBIs and career-high three runs scored. Also drove in three RBIs against Kent State (May 9) after going 2-for-5 with a double and a homer with a pair of runs scored.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Played in 44 games while starting 43 as a true freshman ... made 39 starts at second base and four at shortstop ... started the final three games at shortstop after a hand injury sidelined regular Phil Bednar ... turned in one of the top seasons of any MAC second baseman with a .306 batting average (second among league second basemen), seven doubles (t2nd), an on-base percentage of .378 (2nd) and a .977 fielding percentage (t-1st) ... most efficient base stealer on the team with seven swipes in nine attempts ... recorded 115 put outs with 142 assists, including 35 double plays turned, for a .977 fielding percentage ... batted .300 (12x40) with runners in scoring position and notched six two-out RBI ... posted 14 multiple-hit and five multiple-RBI games, tops for any UA freshman ... hit in nine straight games from April 27 to May 9, batting .514 (18x35) with 10 runs scored, six doubles and four RBI during that time ... collected a season-high four hits in six at-bats at Duquesne (Apr. 4) with three runs scored ... posted multiple-hit games in five straight contests from April 29 to May 5, batting .600 (12x20) during that time ... scored three runs against the Dukes (Apr. 4) and at Buffalo (Apr. 29). AT ST. IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL Helped lead St. Ignatius to a 20-7 record while batting .370 as a senior ... named team Defensive MVP ... hit .340 as a junior on a team that went 22-5 ... member of the national honor society. PERSONAL Son of Kenneth and Rosemary Haas ... has two older brothers; Ken and Keith ... Keith played baseball at Indiana University ... won a national championship (16-and-under) with UA teammates Brian Kordal and Jake Plata ... majoring in marketing management.

HAAS’ CAREER STATS

HAAS’ GAME HIGHS

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 2007 .306 44-43 160 27 49 2008 .347 49-49 213 52 74 2009 .324 52-51 225 50 73 Totals .328 145-143 598 129 196

7 11 16 34

1 3 3 7

0 2 9 11

16 30 21 67

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20 25 28 73

28 30 27 85

.378 7-9 6 .416 2-4 15 .400 3-3 11 .401 12-16 32

Statistic At-Bats Runs Scored Hits RBI Walks Hitting Streak

Mark 8 (1x) 4 (2x) 4 (4x) 3 (2x) 3 (2x) 23

Opponent Date vs. North Carolina State March 4, 2009 last vs. Miami May 3, 2008 last vs. St. Bonaventure March 6, 2009 last vs. Kent State May 9, 2009 last vs. Bowling Green May 15, 2009 February 22 - April 6, 2008


ATHLETE BIO: KYLE HALLETT

KYLE HALLETT

Designated Hitter/Infielder | R-R | 5-10 | 180 | Senior-3L Orland Park, Ill. | Carl Sandburg HS

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Hallett made 26 starts, eight at first and 18 in the role of designated hitter…Batted a .336 clip on the season with 41 hits, including five doubles, two triples and two home runs with a .459 slugging percentage…The junior drove in 22 runs and scored 15 runs in 2009…Notched 14 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games with a career-high seven-game hitting streak (Feb.20 –Mar. 4) to open the season…Went 3-for-4 against Ohio University (Apr. 18) in the second game of a doubleheader, driving in a career-high-tying three RBIs with a homer… Also tied a career-high tally of three RBIs against Buffalo (Apr. 24) after going 2-for-4 with a triple and pair of runs scored against Bowling Green (May 15) with a home run tally. AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Appeared in 20 games for Akron, making 12 starts as designated hitter last season…Hit an impressive .420 clip earning a spot on the single season batting average list (t-4th)...Registered 21 hits in 50 at-bats, boasting a .580 slugging percentage…Drove in eight, scoring 11 runs with a pair of doubles and home runs in 2008…The Illinois native had a big game against the University of Illinois at Lee Jackson Field, registering four hits in five at-bats, knocking a home run while driving in three runs on the day (March 16)…Registered two hits in five at-bats with his first career home run and two RBI against UNC Asheville (March 1)… Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against Miami (May 3).

DH/1B #19

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007) Appeared in seven games, including two starts ... made first start of college career at Memphis (Mar. 17) as the team’s designated hitter going 1-for-2 with a walk, a hit by pitch and two RBI ... also started at DH against Central Michigan (Apr. 14). AS A FRESHMAN (2006) Redshirted. AT CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterwinner ... had a batting average over .500 all four years ... helped lead his team to two conference championships as a freshman and sophomore ... in his senior season, his team went 31-6 and won the regional and sectional titles in 2004 ... IHSA Top Prospect and Elite 8 (2004) ... team captain as a senior ... coached Doug Sutor ... also played football. PERSONAL Son of Tom and Juli Hallett ... has one older brother, Matt, who played baseball at College of Charleston ... National Honors Society and Greenpeace member... majoring in biology and zoology with a minor in Environmental Science and Photography...Standout academically as a UA Scholar Baller, National student-Athlete and Dean’s List honoree.

HALLETT’S CAREER STATS

HALLETT’S GAME HIGHS

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 2007 .167 6-2 6 0 2008 .420 20-12 50 11 2009 .336 36-26 122 15 Totals .354 94-40 178 26

1 21 41 63

0 2 5 7

0 0 2 2

0 2 2 1 .500 2 8 4 0 .473 2 22 4 17 .369 4 32 10 18 .335

0-0 0-1 1-1 1-2

0 0 4 4

Statistic Mark Opponent Date At-Bats 8 vs. North Carolina State March 4, 2009 Hits 4 vs. Illinois March 16, 2008 RBI 3 (4x) last vs. Bowling Green May 15, 2009 Walks 1 (10x) last vs. Bowling Green May 15, 2009 Runs Scored 3 vs. Illinois March 16, 2008 Hitting Streak 7 Feb. 20 - March 4, 2009

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ATHLETE BIO: BRIAN KORDAL

BRIAN KORDAL

First Baseman/Outfielder | L-R | 6-0 | 215 | Senior-3L Twinsburg, Ohio | Twinsburg HS

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Kordal emerged as one of the greater offensive threats on the Zips’ lineup after notching the third-most hits on the squad with 65 on the season…Registered 12 doubles (4th), a teamhigh four triples, five home runs and drove in the most RBIs on the team with 44 also scoring 41 runs…Started 45 games for the Zips, making 42 starts at first base, two in right field and one as designated hitter in 48 appearances…Impressive .984 fielding percentage ranked Kordal third on the team…Stole two bases in three attempts last year...Picked up 28 walks on the year to rank third among UA batters…Led the team with 13 multiple-RBI games and was finished the year tied for second with 21 multiple-hit games…Registered a career-high nine-game hitting streak (Apr. 17-Apr. 26)…Had a career day at the plate against Pittsburgh (Mar. 24), going 3-for-5 with a home run, pair of runs scored and career-high six RBIs. Matched previous career-high three-RBI tally on four different occasions last season… Scored a career-high three runs against Wake Forest (Feb. 21) after going one-for-four with a pair of walks…Walked a career-high-tying three times against Kent State (May 9).

IB #33

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Made 25 starts-24 in the outfield and one as designated hitter, in 33 appearances for the Zips…Hit .264 recording 24 hits in 91 at-bats…The sophomore hit seven doubles, scored 20 runs and drove in 12 RBI… Drew 24 walks (4th)…Went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Buffalo (March 9)…Drew three walks and scored twice in a 7-3 win over Ohio State (April 23)… Registered six multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games last season…Managed a four-game hitting streak twice last season (March 14-17, April 13-23). AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Appeared in 25 games, starting 12, as a true freshman ... made four starts in left field, four starts at designated hitter, three starts in right field and one start at third base ... posted three multiple-hit games ... reached base four times with a pair of hits and two walks against Air Force (Feb. 25) in first collegiate start ... went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, two RBI, a stolen base and a walk against IPFW (Mar. 8) ... posted his third consecutive two-hit game with a 2-for-4 performance against Georgetown (Mar. 9). AT TWINSBURG HIGH SCHOOL Batted .410 with five home runs and 21 RBI to help lead Twinsburg to a state Final Four finish as a senior ... two-time all-conference first team selection ... hit .509 with two home runs and 18 RBI as a junior ... named to all-conference second team after batting .325 with two homers as a sophomore for a team that reached the state regional semifinals ... academic excellence honoree all four years. PERSONAL Son of Ted and Helen Kordal ... has a younger sister, Sarah ... summer camp counselor ... won a national championship (16-and-under) with UA teammates Kevin Haas and Jake Plata ... enjoys playing basketball and participated in show choir (choreographed dancing and singing) in high school ... majoring in marketing management.

KORDAL’S CAREER STATS

KORDAL’S GAME HIGHS

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E

Statistic Mark Opponent Date At-Bats 8 vs. North Carolina State March 4, 2009 Runs Scored 3 vs. Wake Forest Feb. 21, 2009 Hits 4 vs. Ohio April 18, 2009 RBI 6 vs. Pittsburgh March 24, 2009 Walks 3 (2x) Last vs. Kent State May 8, 2009 Hitting Streak 9 April 17 - April 26, 2009

2007 .236 2008 .264 2009 .346 Totals .305

25-12 33-25 48-45 106-82

55 91 188 334

8 13 20 24 41 65 69 102

0 7 12 19

1 0 4 5

0 6 10 16 0 12 24 14 5 44 23 38 5 62 57 68

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.373 .427 .427 .407

1-3 0 1-1 7 2-3 7 4-7 14


ATHLETE BIO: JAKE PLATA

JAKE PLATA

Outfielder | L-L | 6-1 | 200 | Senior-3L Parma, Ohio | Padua Franciscan HS

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Stepped up as a huge contributor for the Zips in the 2009 season, making 44 starts, including two at first base, 13 in right field and 29 as the designated hitter…Earned the Joe Thomas Award after finishing the season with a team-best .357 batting average…Plata registered 60 hits (4th), including 13 doubles and three home runs, driving in 28 RBIs… The junior slugged an impressive .488 percentage, picked up the second-most walks on the squad with 29 base on balls, boasting a .453 on base percentage…Plata led the Zips with a career-high 21 game hitting streak (Mar. 6-Apr. 12)…The junior notched 15 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games on the year…Had a career day at the plate against Ohio University (Apr. 18) going a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and run scored… Registered a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage without committing an error on the year. AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) In 26 appearances, made 25 starts in the outfield for the Zips…Missed the end of season and final 22 games, due to injury. Hit .314 with 27 hits in 86 at-bats scoring 12 runs…Belted one home run and seven doubles with 14 runs batted in…Drew 11 walks…Recorded four multiple-hit and multiple-RBI games…Opened the season with a seven game hitting streak (February 22-March 2)…Went 1-for-4 registering a double and four RBI against WVU (Feb. 22)…Plata was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in back to back games against Illinois and Dartmouth (March 16-17).

OF #20

AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Played in 18 games, including 12 starts, as a position player while making 12 appearances with three starts on the mound ... went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in his first collegiate game against Memphis (Feb. 23) ... drove in his first career RBI against top-25 Missouri (Feb. 23) ... posted two more multiple-hit games with a pair of hits against Valparaiso (Mar. 10) and at Ohio State (May 2) ... struck out a season-high seven batters in his first collegiate start against Cleveland State (Mar. 28), allowing three runs - two earned - in 5.0 innings ... posted first win with two innings of relief in an 8-7 victory at Youngstown State (Apr. 18). AT PADUA FRANCISCAN HIGH SCHOOL Set school records for career home runs (16), strikeouts and wins ... named the Plain Dealer Best of the best in 2005 and in 2006 ... the Sun News MVP in 2005 and All-Star in 2006 ... all-state selection as a junior and senior ... named league MVP as a junior. PERSONAL Son of Cheryl and Joe Plata ... volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank ... won a national championship (16-and-under) with UA teammates Brian Kordal and Kevin Haas ... enjoys martial arts ... majoring in marketing.

PLATA’S CAREER STATS

PLATA’S GAME HIGHS

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E

Statistic Mark Opponent Date At-Bats 8 vs. North Carolina State March 4, 2009 Runs Scored 3 (3x) last vs. Bowling Green May 14, 2009 Hits 4 vs. Ohio April 18, 2009 RBI 4 vs. West Virginia February 22, 2008 Hitting Streak 21 March 6 - April 12, 2009 Innings Pitched 5.2 vs. Duquesne April 4, 2007 Strikeouts 7 vs. Cleveland State March 28, 2007

2007 .231 2008 .314 2009 .357 Totals .324

18-12 52 7 26-25 86 12 45-44 168 37 89-81 306 56

12 27 60 99

2 7 13 22

0 0 0 0

0 3 6 14 1 14 11 17 3 28 29 25 4 45 46 56

.310 .416 .453 .412

0-0 2-4 0-1 2-5

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2007 6.33 1-0 12 3 0 0 0 27.0 36 26 19 15 22 Totals 6.33 1-0 12 3 0 0 0 27.0 36 26 19 15 22

1 1 0 2

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ATHLETE BIO: NICK SOLITARIO

NICK SOLITARIO

Infielder | R-R | 5-8 | 165 | Senior-3L Wadsworth, Ohio | Wadsworth HS

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Made 11 starts, with 10 at second base and one at shortstop in 2009…Had three multiple-hit games and one multiple-RBI game on the season…Notched a three-game hitting streak (Mar. 24-Mar. 28)…Posted a .217 batting average after registering 10 hits, including first career home run and four RBIs…Slugged a .283 percentage, collected six walks en route to a .302 on base percentage…Went 2-for-3 with a walk and RBI against Pittsburgh (Mar. 24). Had a career day against Kent State (May 5) in the third annual Diamond Classic for Kids after going 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Appeared in seven games for the Zips...In four at-bats, Solitario blasted a double, drove in three runs and scored a pair of runs…The infielder boasted a .500 batting average and on base percentage…Solitario made the most of his opportunities, driving in a career-high two runs while also notching his first career double in his only at bat against Cleveland State (April 29).

2B #2

AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Redshirted. AT WADSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL Three-time All-Suburban League honoree ... All-Medina County honorable mention as a Junior ... Grizzlies went 18-6 that year ... coached by Bill Goddard. PERSONAL Son of Phil and Pam Solitario ... father played baseball for the Zips from 1979 to 1980 ... has one brother, Brian (20) plays baseball at Lewis and Clark Community College (Ill.) ... coached children at summer baseball camps in Wadsworth ... member of National Honors Society ... Double-majoring in business/finance.

SOLITARIO’S CAREER STATS

SOLITARIO’S GAME HIGHS

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 2006 Redshirt - Did Not Play 2007 .000 5-1 6 0 2008 .500 7-0 4 2 2009 .217 27-11 46 4 Totals .214 39-12 56 6

0 2 10 12

0 1 0 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1

0 3 4 7

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0 0 6 6

3 0 14 17

.000 .500 .302 .290

0-0 0-0 1-2 1-2

0 0 6 6

Statistic At-Bats Runs Scored Hits RBI Hitting Streak

Mark Opponent Date 5 (2x) last vs. Kent State May 5, 2009 1 (6x) last vs. Kent State May 8, 2009 2 (3x) last vs. Ohio State April 29, 2009 2 (2x) last vs. Kent State May 5, 2009 3 March 24 - March 28, 2009


ATHLETE BIO: JOHN TURK

JOHN TURK

Catcher | L-R | 5-10 | 175 | Senior-3L Kirtland, Ohio | Kirtland HS

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Turk received honorable mention Academic All-MAC…Started 45 games in 49 appearances for the Zips, making 41 starts at catcher and four as the designated hitter in 2009…Turk batted .275 after collecting 52 hits on the year, including 15 doubles (2nd), two triples and four home runs…The team’s primary catcher drove in 23 runs on the year and scored 30, posting a .344 slugging percentage in the process…With 13 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games, Turk tied the third-best hitting streak on the season, hitting safely in 11 consecutive contests (Feb. 28-Mar. 15)…Drove in a season-high three RBIs against Wake Forest (Feb. 21) after going 2-for-5 with a double and pair of runs scored…Picked up a season-high tally of three hits in five plate appearances against Old Dominion (Feb. 22). AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Started 42 games for the Zips with 32 behind the plate and 10 as designated hitter…Hit .313 tallying, 55 hits in 166 at-bats… The sophomore belted eight doubles and three homers (t2nd) with 28 RBI…Patience at the plate earned Turk 20 walks (4th)…Also successfully stole three bases on four attempts (2nd)…Notched 15 multiple-hit games (4th) and six multipleRBI games last season…Had a career-best performance against Miami (May 3) going a perfect 5-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and seven RBI…Hit a double, scored three runs and drove in five, going 3-for-5 against New York Tech (March 8).

C #21

AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Played in 36 games, including 31 starts ... made 19 starts at catcher and 12 at designated hitter ... finished fourth on team with a .318 batting average and second with three triples ... batted .329 (27x82) in conference play ... hit safely in his first eight games in an Akron uniform ... drove in three runs and hit his first homer at Eastern Kentucky (Mar. 3) ... went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI at Ball State (Mar. 25) ... recorded six hits in nine at-bats (.667) over two games, Central Michigan (Apr. 14) and Youngstown State (Apr. 18), while scoring three and driving in a pair ... matched his season-long hitting streak of eight games (Apr. 4th-22nd) ... finished with nine multiple-hit and four multiple-RBI games. AT KIRTLAND HIGH SCHOOL Four-time all-county and three-time first-team all-conference selection ... first-team All-Ohio in 2006 after batting .534 (39x73) with nine home runs (school record), 43 RBI and a 1.137 slugging percentage ... named to Plain Dealer Lake/Geauga First Team and Lake County News Herald First Team ... participant in Mizuno All-Ohio game ... batted .488 (144x295) with 17 home runs and 117 RBI for four-year career ... academic All-Ohio in 2006 ... fouryear honor roll member. PERSONAL Son of Frank and Mary Turk ... father played baseball at Lakeland Community College ... has a twin brother, Greg ... great uncle, John, is a member of the Ohio University Athletics Hall of Fame and was a catcher and coach in the Philadelphia Phillies organization ... camp counselor at a 6th-grade camp ... enjoys fishing and playing the guitar ... majoring in psychology.

TURK’S CAREER STATS Year AVG G-GS AB 2007 .318 36-31 129 2008 .313 43-42 166 2009 .275 49-45 189 Totals .300 128-118 484

R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB 18 41 6 3 1 22 9 30 52 8 0 3 28 20 30 52 7 0 2 23 15 78 145 21 3 6 73 44

SO 17 22 24 63

TURK’S GAME HIGHS OB% SB-A .389 0-1 .410 3-4 .343 0-0 .358 3-5

E 1 3 3 6

Statistic Mark Opponent Date At-Bats 6 (8x) last vs. Ohio April 18, 2009 Hits 5 vs. Miami May 3, 2008 RBI 7 vs. Miami May 3, 2008 Walks 2 (2x) last vs. Kent State May 8, 2009 Hitting Streak 11 Feb. 28 - March 14, 2009

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ATHLETE BIOS: DANZIGER • KUMAZEC

34

BENJAMIN DANZIGER

18

Pitcher | R-R | 6-0 | 180 | Junior-2L Euclid, Ohio | St. Ignatius HS

Pitcher | R-R | 6-3 | 200 | Junior-2L Cleveland Heights, Ohio | Cleveland Heights HS AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Danziger was named to the Academic All-MAC Team after boasting a 3.658 GPA in Political Science at the University of Akron… Earned MAC East Pitcher of the Week honors (May 11) for his victory over No. 26 Kent State…In helping the Zips take three of four from the Flashes, he went 7.1 innings, allowing just three earned runs and tallying a career-high nine strikeouts…Danziger led the Akron pitching staff with 74.1 innings pitched, games started (11), had the team’s best ERA among starters (5.81) and ranked 10th in the MAC with 58 strikeouts for the season…He additionally walked just 16 batters for the year and his 1.94 walks per nine innings were thirdbest in the MAC…Danziger amassed a 3-4 record in eight starts for the Zips in his second year of action on the mound...Recorded the 9-6 win Lehigh (Mar. 4) after firing eight strikeouts in as many innings. Threw a career-high 8.1 innings against Northern Illinois (Apr. 12) and recorded seven strikeouts in the 10-9 tough luck loss. AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) Made six starts in 20 appearances for Akron as a redshirt freshman…Pitched 61.2 innings (4th) compiling a 4-5 record (4th) with an ERA of 7.15 (4th)…Registered two saves (2nd) and 33 strikeouts (4th)…Threw 10 multiple-strikeout games…In seven games, allowed just two hits or less…Fanned a career-high six batters in 6.0 innings of work to earn the 5-3 win over Penn State (April 15)…Issued one walk or less in 14 appearances. AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Redshirted. AT CLEVELAND HEIGHTS HS Four-year varsity letterwinner ... all-conference selection during his junior and senior years ... named Bruce Baskin Pitcher of the Year after recording 61 strikeouts, compared to just 18 walks as a junior ... finished career with 200 career strikeouts ... graduated with honors and was a honor roll honoree all four years. PERSONAL Son of Howard and Sandy Danziger ... has a younger brother, Michael ... volunteer at the Cleveland Food Bank ... majoring in political science.

DANZIGER’S CAREER STATS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H 2007 Redshirt - Did Not Play 2008 7.15 4-5 20 6 0 0 2 61.2 83 2009 5.81 3-4 15 11 0 0 0 74.1 95 Totals 6.42 7-9 35 17 0 0 2 136.0 178

R ER BB SO 56 49 21 33 55 48 16 58 111 97 37 91

DANZIGER’S GAME HIGHS Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 8.1 Strikeouts 9

Opponent vs. Northern Illinois vs. Kent State

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KEVIN KUMAZEC

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Redshirted. AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) Made nine appearances…In 16.0 innings Kumazec compiled a 1-1 record…Registered 12 strikeouts and issued just six walks while surrendering 21 hits and 13 earned runs…Pitched a career-high 4.0 innings against Illinois State (March 14)…Pitched 2.1 innings and registered four strikeouts in a 17-8 win over New York Tech (March 8)…Pitched 2.0 innings to earn the 4-3 win against Youngstown State (April 9) before season was shortened due to shoulder injury. . AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman ... made his college debut against Cleveland State (Mar. 28) at Lee Jackson Field and tossed a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one, in a 6-3 victory ... earned his first win at Duquesne (Apr. 4) after throwing 2.1 innings while allowing thee runs, one earned, and striking out two ... threw 2.0 scoreless frames while allowing just one hit and striking our a pair against Youngstown State (May 15) ... fanned a season-high three batters in 2.0 innings at Pittsburgh (May 1). AT ST. IGNATIUS HS Batted .390 as a senior and .320 as a junior ... named team Rookie of the Year as a junior ... teammate of UA sophomore Kevin Haas ... honor role and named most improved student as a senior. PERSONAL Son of Kevin and Teri Kumazec ... has a younger brother, Kiel, and a younger sister, Kaitlin ... tutor for intercity Cleveland grade school children ... enjoys fishing and golfing ... majoring in marketing management.

KUMAZEC’S CAREER STATS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H 2007 6.38 1-0 11 0 0 0 0 18.1 25 2008 7.31 1-1 9 0 0 0 0 16.0 21 2009 Redshirt - Did Not Play Totals 6.86 2-1 20 0 0 0 0 34.1 46

R ER BB SO 17 13 10 12 16 13 6 12 33 26 16 24

KUMAZEC’S GAME HIGHS Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 4.0 Strikeouts 4

Opponent vs. Illinois State vs. New York Tech

Date March 14, 2008 March 8, 2008


ATHLETE BIOS: PENN • PODGORNEY

8

LAWRENCE PENN

29

JAMES PODGORNEY

Outfielder | R-R | 5-10 | 185 | Junior-2L Ann Arbor, Mich. | Ann Arbor Huron HS

Pitcher | L-L | 5-11 | 195 | Junior-2L Johnstown, Pa. | Bishop McCort HS

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Saw limited action in the 2009 campaign making five starts in the outfield (four in center and one in right) in 17 appearances…Boasted a .174 batting average and .240 on base percentage with four hits and a pair of RBIs… Went 1-for-4 with a RBI against Old Dominion (Feb. 22)... Notched a double against Duquesne (Mar. 25)…Hit safely in three consecutive games (Mar. 25-Apr. 5).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Finished the 2009 season with a 1-0 mark and 4.82 ERA. In seven appearances Podgorney threw 9.1 innings and registered three strikeouts…Picked up first victory as a Zip against Duquesne (Apr. 22), tossing an inning and picking up a strikeout in the 11-2 win…Threw four consecutive innings without allowing a run to close out the season.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) Made three starts in center in 16 appearances, hitting .333…In 12 at-bats managed four hits, scored three runs and drove in two…One stolen base in three attempts…Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Illinois State (March 14) driving in first collegiate RBI…Knocked a RBI double with a run scored against rival Kent State (April 16)…Also doubled against Ohio State (April 23). AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Redshirted. AT ANN ARBOR HURON HIGH SCHOOL Had a career batting average of .347 in three varsity seasons along with 57 stolen bases ... led team to a regional championship as a senior ... was MHSBCA All-District Team at shortstop in junior and senior seasons ... had game winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning that advanced team to the championship district game his junior year ... holds record for single-season stolen bases (25) and is third with (23) ... his 34 runs scored in 2005 is fifth best in the career list. PERSONAL Son of Jan and Leonard Penn ... has one brother, Lenny ... majoring in child development.

H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 4 4 8

2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0

2 2 4

1 2 3

5 .385 1-3 13 .240 0-0 18 .289 1-3

PENN’S GAME HIGHS

Statistic At-Bats Runs Scored Hits RBI Walks Hitting Streak

Mark Opponent Date 4 vs. Old Dominion Feb. 22, 2009 1 (3x) last vs. Ohio April 20, 2008 1 (8x) last vs. Duquesne March 25, 2009 1 (4x) last vs. Eastern Michigan April 5, 2009 1 (3x) last vs. Duquesne March 25, 2009 3 March 31 - 25, 2009

AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Redshirted. AT BISHOP McCORT HIGH SCHOOL Posted the lowest ERA in school history as a sophomore with a 0.93 mark... recorded the second-lowest ERA in league history (1.02) as a junior ... his 1.66 career ERA with the Johnstown Grays (AAABA) is the third-lowest mark in team history ... posted a 3-2 record with two saves and an ERA of 1.09 last summer for the Grays ... played with UA teammate Doug McNulty with the Grays ... named Most Valuable Pitcher at the Portage Classic as a freshman and selected to the all-tournament team as a sophomore. PERSONAL Son of Jim and LeeAnn ... has one brother, David (16) ... active in church-related community service ... enjoys reading ... majoring in political science.

PODGORNEY’S CAREER STATS

PENN’S CAREER STATS Year AVG G-GS AB R 2007 Redshirt - Did not play 2008 .333 16-3 12 3 2009 .174 17-5 23 0 Totals .229 33-8 35 3

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) Podgorney made seven appearances on the mound for Akron…Compiled a 0-1 record with a 1.80 ERA…In 10.0 innings of work, surrendered 11 hits, allowing two earned runs while fanning five batters in 2008…Issued just one walk and held 37 batters to a .297 average… Pitched in three winning games for the Zips against Penn State (April 15), Duquesne (May 7) and Pittsburgh (May 13).

1 2 3

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP 2007 Redshirt - Did Not Play 2008 1.80 0-1 7 0 0 0 2 10.0 2009 4.82 1-0 7 0 0 0 0 9.1 Totals 3.30 1-1 14 0 0 0 2 19.1

H

R ER BB SO

11 10 21

3 5 8

2 5 7

2 6 8

5 3 8

PODGORNEY’S GAME HIGHS Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 2.1 Strikeouts 2

Opponent vs. Duquesne vs. Kent State

Date May 7, 2008 May 10, 2008

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ATHLETE BIOS: SIMONE • WHITE

BOBBY SIMONE

31

12

Pitcher | R-R | 6-3 | 210 | Junior-2L Silver Lake, Ohio | Walsh Jesuit HS AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Did not see time in the 2008-09 campaign... Served as the baseball team’s SAAC representative. AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) Made two appearances for the Zips, pitching an inning each against Duquesne (March 25) and Kent State (April 16). AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Redshirted. AT WALSH JESUIT HS Set two school records for single-season home runs (10) and lowest ERA (0.44) ... led Walsh Jesuit to a pair of state championships in 2006 and in 2004 ... was the winning pitcher in the state championship game with six strikeouts and no walks in a 3-0 victory as a senior and was the team captain for the year ... team set the school record for wins (31) in 2006. PERSONAL Son of Robert and Claudia Kaeberlein-Simone ... father played football at West Virginia University ... one of three team representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... has two younger brothers and two younger sisters; Maria, Sophia, Erik and Lukas ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in Marketing.

SIMONE’S CAREER STATS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP 2007 Redshirt - did not play 2008 22.50 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 2009 Did not play Totals 22.50 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0

H

R ER BB SO

6 6

6 6

5 5

1 1

0 0

SIMONE’S GAME HIGHS Statistic Mark Opponent Innings Pitched 1.0 (2x) last vs. Kent State Strikeouts - -

Date April 16, 2008 -

BRANDON WHITE

Outfielder | R-R | 5-9 | 190 | Junior-2L Wheelersburg, Ohio | Wheelersburg HS/ KentState

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Batted .309 on the year, making 44 starts, four coming behind the plate and 40 in leftfield…Notched the fifth-most hits on the squad with 54, including 10 doubles and six home runs en route to driving in 32 RBIs… White’s .469 slugging percentage and .379 on base percentage ranked fifth among UA batters…White Led the team with eight sacrifice bunts, registered 16 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games…Achieved a seven-game hitting streak (Mar. 8-Mar. 20)…Had a career day at the plate against Wake Forest (Feb. 21) going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI with a home run on the day…White went 4-for-5 against Northern Illinois (Apr. 10) with a home run, three RBIs and a pair of runs scored. AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) Hit a .329 clip making 17 starts in 23 appearances… 12 starts came in left field while the redshirt sophomore also made two starts behind the plate...Had 24 hits in 73 at-bats driving in 12 runs…Hit four doubles, one triple (t-3rd) and two home runs while bolstering a .430 on base percentage…Scored 20 runs on the season while patiently drawing nine walks…Managed two multiple-RBI and six multiple-hit games…Compiled a seven game hitting streak (April 26 – May 9)…Went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against Ohio (April 20)...Went 3-for-6 against former school Kent State (April 16) blasting a double and triple on the day…Facing Miami (Ohio) (May 3) White knocked a career-high five RBI with a 2-for-5. PRIOR TO AKRON Redshirted as a freshman at Kent State (2006-07). AT WHEELERSBURG HS Four-year varsity starter at catcher, lettering each year ... took all-district honors in three consecutive seasons ... named all-state as a senior ... was only freshman to start on varsity team ... batted .500 as a senior ... also earned four varsity letters in football and was a threeyear starter at linebacker and fullback ... made three trips to Australia as part of Goodwill Series Baseball and was the tournament MVP. PERSONAL Son of Herb and Missi White ... has a younger brother, Bryan ... father was an all-state catcher and played collegiately at Allen County Community College in Kansas ... mother was a cheerleader at Shawnee State University and a member of the school’s three-time national cheerleading championship squad ... grandfather, Emmitt Salisbury, is the recordholder for the highest wooden-bat high school batting average in the state of Kentucky with a .722 mark ... uncle, Bryan Salisbury, played baseball at Louisville (1980-82) ... once hit for the cycle in a legion district finals game ... played in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. as a 7th grader ... sang on-stage with country music star Billy Ray Cyrus as a 6-year-old ... enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf and restoring cars ... majoring in construction engineering.

WHITE’S CAREER STATS Year AVG 2008 .329 2009 .309 Totals .315

G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB 23-27 73 20 24 4 1 2 12 9 47-44 175 33 54 10 0 6 21 28 70-71 248 53 78 14 1 8 33 37

SO 17 27 44

OB% SB-A E .430 1-2 4 .400 3-3 11 .404 4-5 15

WHITE’S GAME HIGHS

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Statistic Mark Opponent Date At-Bats 8 vs. NC State March 4, 2009 Runs Scored 3 (5x) last vs. Northern Illinois April 12, 2009 Hits 4 vs. Northern Illinois April 10, 2009 RBI 5 vs. Miami May 4, 2008 Walks 2 (2x) last vs. Miami May 2, 2009 Hitting Streak 7 (2x) March 8 - 20, 2009


ATHLETE BIOS: YIKE • BASSITT

ZACH YIKE

1

13

CHRIS BASSITT

Pitcher | L-L | 6-1 | 200 | Junior-2L Kettering, Ohio | Kettering Fairmont HS

Pitcher | R-R | 6-5 | 195 | Sophomore-1L Curtice, Ohio | Genoa Area HS

AS A JUNIOR (2009) Made just one start in five appearances before being sidelined for the season due to Tommy John surgery…Prior to injury, suffered a loss on the season, tossing just 7.2 innings while picking up five strikeouts.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Bassitt earned a 1-2 record in 2009, registering the most saves on the team with seven on the year, ranking him second on the all-time UA single season list ahead of Dan Swallie (six, 2003)…In 23 appearances Bassitt’s ERA of 3.52 was second-lowest among active relievers…Bassitt logged 30.2 innings pitched on the season, firing an impressive 34 strikeouts on the year… Held opposing batters to a team-low .184 average, which ranked fifth among pitchers in the Mid-American Conference...Threw 16.2 innings (Apr. 4-May 10) of relief without allowing a run…Tossed 2.1 innings in 8-6 victory over Eastern Michigan (Apr. 4), picking up a pair of strikeouts to record first career win.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) The south-paw made 13 starts in 17 appearances for the Zips, compiling a 5-4 mark (2nd) with a ERA of 6.48 on the season…In 66.2 innings of work the hurler struck out 43 batters (2nd) … Owns the distinction of being the only pitcher to throw a complete game shutout…Achieved the feat with a 6-0 win over MAC foe Ohio (April 19), allowing five hits and fanning five in the contest…First win of the season came against UNC Asheville (March 1) as the Zips defeated the Bulldogs 11-6…Registered nine consecutive multiple-strikeout games (March 8-April 26)… Fanned eight batters in seven innings of work against Eastern Michigan (April 5). . AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Appeared in 15 games, including eight starts ... tied for team lead with a 5.47 ERA and was second with three wins ... pitched a scoreless inning of relief in his college debut against Air Force (Feb. 25) ... made first start against Valparaiso, allowing three runs in 5.0 innings, in a 6-3 UA victory ... earned first collegiate win with three hitless innings of relief against Central Michigan (Apr. 14) ... defeated Kent State at the inaugural Diamond Classic for Kids at Canal Park (Apr. 24), limiting the Golden Flashes to one run in four frames while striking out four ... earned another four-inning victory against Youngstown State (May 15) while holding the Penguins to two runs in an 8-3 decision. AT KETTERING FAIRMONT HS Honorable mention all-state, honorable mention all-region and first-team all-conference as a senior ... second-team all-conference as a junior ... also earned all-conference honors in swimming ... threw two no-hitters in the summer of 2006 ... member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Son of Ed and Pam Yike ... father played football at Earlham College ... has one younger sister, Anna ... enjoys basketball and tennis ... majoring in education.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Redshirted. AT GENOA AREA HS Two-sport star, having earned all-league honors in both basketball and baseball ... baseball team posted an overall record of 48-6 during junior and senior seasons and recorded backto-back league titles ... first team all-league honoree in 2007, honorable mention in 2006 ... basketball honorable mention All-Ohio selection as a senior. PERSONAL Son of John and Dawn Bassitt ... has a younger brother, Matt ... grandfather, Robert, played football at Kentucky under legendary coach Bear Bryant ... enjoys playing football, basketball, baseball and camping ... majoring in engineering.

BASSITT’S CAREER STATS/GAME HIGHS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2008 Redshirted - Did not play 2009 3.52 1-2 23 0 0 0 7 30.2 19 15 12 14 34 Totals 3.52 1-2 23 0 0 0 7 30.2 19 15 12 14 34

Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 3.0 Strikeouts 4

Opponent vs. St. Bonaventure vs. Marshall

Date March 6, 2009 Feb. 20, 2009

YIKE’S CAREER STATS Year ERA 2007 5.47 2008 6.48 2009 23.48 Totals 7.16

W-L 3-3 5-4 0-1 8-8

APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R 15 8 0 0 0 49.1 70 37 17 13 1 1 0 66.2 88 54 5 1 0 0 0 7.2 23 22 37 22 1 1 0 123.2 181 113

ER 30 48 20 98

BB 27 29 5 61

SO 22 43 5 70

YIKE’S GAME HIGHS Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 9.0 Strikeouts 8

Opponent vs. Ohio vs. Eastern Michigan

Date April 19, 2008 April 5, 2008

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ATHLETE BIOS: BROWN • BURANT

38

ANDREW BROWN

9

DAN BURANT

Pitcher | R-R | 6-2 | 175 | Sophomore-1L Painesville, Ohio | Riverside HS

Catcher | R-R | 6-1 | 210 | Sophomore-1L Brecksville, Ohio | Brecksville-Broadview HS

AS A FRESHMAN (2009) Brown finished the 2008-09 season with a 2-5 record and 6.64 ERA after becoming the Saturday starter midway through the season...Made eight starts on the hill for the Zips and threw one complete game in 15 appearances… In 61 innings pitched, struck out 52 batters, third-most on the pitching staff…First career victory came against MAC foe Northern Illinois (Apr. 10), Brown worked four frames and fanned four batters as the Zips defeated the Huskies, 10-4…Second win of the season came against Buffalo as Brown tossed all nine innings, hurling a career-tying six strikeouts to defeat the Bulls, 7-1.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Burant saw limited time in 2009, making seven starts in nine appearances behind the plate…Batted .160, tallying four hits and a RBI for the Zips…Burant had a career outing against MAC rival Kent State in the third annual Diamond Classic for Kids (May 5), Burant went 2-for-4 with a walk and run batted in as the Zips downed the Golden Flashes, 12-5.

AT RIVERSIDE HS As a senior, Brown was an Under Armour preseason All-American selection... Named team MVP and Defensive Player of the year three consecutive years also earning Offensive Player of the Year as both a junior and a senior...Awarded the prestige of Pitcher of the Year as a junior...Was a three-time News-Herald All-Star team selection... Set single season records for innings pitched (60), lowest ERA (1.04) and strikeouts (96)...Also holds career records for innings pitched (170.2), strikeouts (263) and ERA (1.73) ...Lettered in basketball three years and was a first Team All-PAC selection twice.

AT BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HS Four-year letterwinner ... first-team all-conference selection as a junior and senior while earning Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American status in 2006 ... league MVP, honorable mention all-state and honorable mention All-American during his senior season after hitting .416 with 36 RBI and leading his team to the regional finals ... recorded the game-winning hit in the regional semifinals ... was a four-year honor student in high school and received the Student Council Leadership Award ... National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL Parents Carl W. Jr. and Janice Brown...Brother Carl W. Brown III played baseball for the University of Rochester...Born November 11, 1989...Majoring in communications.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Redshirted.

PERSONAL Son of Larry and Barb Burant ... father played golf at the University of Miami (Fla.) ... has an older sister, Jackie ... enjoys deer hunting, fishing, golfing and billiards ... played violin in the high school orchestra .. plans to major in business administration and applied mathematics.

BURANT’S CAREER/GAME HIGH STATS

BROWN’S CAREER STATS/GAME HIGHS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2009 6.64 2-5 15 8 1 0 0 61.0 89 57 45 21 52 Totals 6.64 2-5 15 8 1 0 0 61.0 89 57 45 21 52

Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 9.0 Strikeouts 7 (2x)

Opponent vs. Buffalo last vs. Bowling Green

Date April 24, 2009 May 14, 2009

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 2008 Redshirted - Did not play 2009 .160 6-1 25 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 11 .222 0-0 0 Totals .160 6-1 25 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 11 .222 0-0 0

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Statistic Mark At-Bats 5 Runs Scored 2 Hits 2 RBI 1 Walks 1 Hitting Streak -

Opponent vs. St. Bonaventure vs. St. Bonaventure vs. Kent State vs. Kent State vs. Kent State -

Date March 6, 2009 March 6, 2009 May 5, 2009 May 5, 2009 May 5, 2009 -


ATHLETE BIOS: CORZINE • FAWCETT

6

JASON CORZINE

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Infielder | R-R | 5-9 | 200 | Sophomore-1L Tallmadge, Ohio | Tallmadge HS AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Started one game for the Zips against Malone University (Apr. 21) in six appearances…Scored a run against Marshall (Feb. 20). AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Redshirted. AT TALLMADGE HS Three-year letterwinner and all-league honoree ... helped lead team to a 21-6 record as a senior ... three-time honor roll student. PERSONAL Son of Douglas and Marcia Corzine ... has an older brother, Bryan, and a younger sister, Kristen ... Bryan played baseball at Walsh University ... enjoys skydiving ... intends to major in criminal justice and political science.

CORZINE’S CAREER/GAME HIGH STATS Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 2008 Redshirted - Did not play 2009 .160 6-1 25 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 11 .222 0-0 0 Totals .160 6-1 25 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 11 .222 0-0 0

Statistic Mark At-Bats 4 Runs Scored 1 Hits - RBI - Walks 1 Hitting Streak -

Opponent vs. Malone vs. Marshall - - vs. Marshall -

Date April 21, 2009 Feb. 20, 2009 Feb. 20, 2009 -

DANNY FAWCETT

Pitcher | R-R | 6-2 | 205 | Sophomore-1L Hilliard, Ohio | Hilliard Davidson HS 2007-08: GRANTED MEDICAL REDSHIRT AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2009) Fawcett compiled a perfect 2-0 record with a 9.24 ERA in 10 appearances on the year…Registered 10 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched on the year…First career victory came against Duquesne (Mar. 25) as the Zips defeated the Dukes, 6-2…Fawcett also earned the win over MAC rival Kent State in the third annual Diamond Classic for Kids (May 5) as the Zips downed the Golden Flashes, 12-5…Tallied a career-high two strikeouts on four separate occasions. AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) Made three appearances before having season cut short due to injury... In three games compiled a 1-0 record with an ERA of 3.86…In 4.2 innings pitched, Fawcett allowed five hits and two earned runs while fanning four batters...Pitched 1.2 innings against New York Tech (March 8), registering two strikeouts and surrendering just one earned run to record first career win.... Was granted medical redshirt. AS A FRESHMAN (2007) Redshirted. AT HILLIARD DAVIDSON HS Three-year varsity letterwinner ... member of district-champion team in 2003 ... second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-district as a junior ... had Tommy John surgery his senior year ... three-sport scholar athlete ... also was a varsity letterwinner as a member of the golf team and starting power forward of the basketball team as a freshman and sophomore. PERSONAL Son of Dan and Bev Fawcett ... instructor at Salvation Army Summer Camp ... enjoys playing the drums, racing speed bikes and used to perform magic in restaurants ... majoring in mass media.

FAWCETT’S CAREER STATS/GAME HIGHS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H 2007 Redshirted - Did not play 2008 3.86 1-0 3 0 0 0 0 4.2 5 2009 9.24 2-0 10 0 0 0 0 12.2 18 Totals 7.89 3-0 13 0 0 0 0 17.1 23

Statistic Mark Opponent Innings Pitched 2.0 (4x) last vs. Kent State Strikeouts 2 (5x) last vs. Ohio State

R

ER BB SO

3 15 18

2 13 15

5 4 8 10 13 14

Date May 5, 2009 April 29, 2009

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ATHLETE BIOS: FOSTER• HUFFMAN • LOFTIN

10

SCOTT FOSTER

35

ROBERT HUFFMAN

Pitcher | L-L | 5-11 | 175 | Sophomore-1L Green, Ohio | Green HS

Pitcher | R-R | 6-1 | 195 | Sophomore-1L Hudson, Ohio | Hudson HS

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Started six games in 15 appearances, compiling a 2-2 record and 5.58 ERA…Amassed 20 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched in 2008-09 campaign…First career victory came against Youngstown State (Mar. 18)…Foster allowed just two runs on four hits in five innings pitched with a pair of strikeouts as the Zips claimed a 18-11 win…Second win came against Malone University (Apr. 21) as Foster fired a career-high 6.1 innings, hurling four strikeouts in the 7-4 victory…Foster also threw six innings against North Carolina State (Mar. 4), tallying a career-high eight strikeouts in the heartbreaking 5-4 18-inning loss.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Earned a spot on the squad as a walk on but did not see time in the 2008-09 campaign.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Redshirted. AT GREEN HS Two-time first team all-league honoree ... batted .333 as a senior while posting a record of 6-1 and an ERA of 2.02 to earn all-state honorable mention ... led team to the regional finals as a junior while hitting .389 and going 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA ... second team all-league selection as a sophomore ... member of the Team Ohio Mizuno all-star team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Did not play for Akron. AT HUDSON HS As a senior compiled 21-7 record...In his junior campaign registered a 23-5 record...Also played quaterback at Hudson High. PERSONAL Son of Robert and Christine Huffman...Has two sisters, Amanda (21) and Leah (18)...Born March 7th, 1988.

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PERSONAL Son of Don and Sue Foster ... has an older brother, Ryan, who played basketball at Mount Union ... uncle, Chuck Rininger, played golf for the Purple Raiders ... plans to major in business administration.

FOSTER’S CAREER STATS/GAME HIGHS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2008 Redshirt - Did not play 2009 5.85 2-2 15 6 0 0 0 40.0 48 34 26 17 20 Totals 5.85 2-2 15 6 0 0 0 40.0 48 34 26 17 20

Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 6.1 Strikeouts 8

Opponent vs. Malone vs. NC State

Date April 21, 2009 March 4, 2009

ALEX LOFTIN

Pitcher | R-R | 5-10 | 185 | Sophomore-1L Stow, Ohio | Stow HS AS A FRESHMAN (2009) Loftin earned the distinction of MAC East Pitcher of the Week (Apr. 27 and May 18) twice in his first year as a Zip… Made five starts as a true freshman in 11 appearances. Picked up a 2-2 record and 6.05 ERA over the 2009 campaign…Collected 41 strikeouts in 38.2 innings of work… First career victory came against Buffalo (Apr. 25) as Loftin tossed six complete innings and allowed just one earned run on four hits, recording six strikeouts to pick up the 4-1 win…Also threw a career-high eight innings against Bowling Green (May 15) to pick up a 15-4 victory, fanning a career-high seven batters. AT STOW HS As a senior was named to Team Ohio...First team All-District, All-Northeast Ohio Conference and All-Mizuno honoree in his senior campaign...As a junior was selected as MVP of the Western Reserve Conference...Record Publishing Company Pitcher of the Year as a junior... Set school records at Stow for wins (22), ERA (3.73), career strikeouts (302) and single season strikeouts (115)...Also ranked second in career strikeouts on the All-Time OHSAA Division I List...Played football at Stow all four years and was an All-Conference selection twice in his career. PERSONAL Parents Larry Loftin and Anne Jeter...Siblings Herby (22), Xavier (10) and Xandria (7)...Enjoys working out, golf and basketball...Born September 2, 1989...Majoring in exercise science.

LOFTIN’S CAREER STATS/GAME HIGHS Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2009 6.05 2-2 11 5 0 0 0 38.2 44 31 26 21 41 Totals 6.05 2-2 11 5 0 0 0 38.2 44 31 26 21 41

Statistic Mark Innings Pitched 8.0 Strikeouts 7

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Opponent vs. Bowling Green vs. Bowling Green

Date May 15, 2009 May 15, 2009


ATHLETE BIOS: TUROCY • WATKINS • ALEXANDER • BEGUN

22

DREW TUROCY

OF/Pitcher | L-L | 6-3 | 185 | Sophomore-1L Canfield, Ohio | Canfield HS AS A SOPHOMORE (2009) Granted medical redshirt...Sat out the duration of the season due to Tommy John Surgery. AS A FRESHMAN (2008) Started 12 games and made 14 appearances on the mound for Akron as a true freshman…Recorded the second-best ERA among starters with a 5.88 ERA, behind brother Frank…Posted a 4-3 record (2nd) in 64.1 innings of work allowing just 77 hits…Issued just 18 walks and fanned 34 batters (4th) in his first season on the hill... First career win and start came against West Virginia (February 24)… Fanned a career-high five batters against Bowling Green (May 17)… Also started 37 games as an outfielder…Hit .310, belting 40 hits while driving in 23 runs…The freshman knocked 12 doubles (t-3rd), one triple (t-3rd) and three home runs (t-3rd)…Led the team with seven stolen bases in eight attempts...Managed seven multiple-RBI and 13 multiple hit games… Went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Lamar (March 8)…Posted three hits in four at-bats against Eastern Michigan (April 5) with a pair of doubles, RBI and three runs scored. AT CANFIELD HS Two-time conference Player of the Year and three-time all-league first team honoree ... led team to a 30-3 record and a Division II state championship while batting .436 and posting a 9-1 record with a 0.66 ERA on the mound ... went 9-1 as a junior with an ERA of 1.45 while also batting .469 with 40 RBI and 10 stolen bases as an outfielder. PERSONAL Son of Frank and Marcia Turocy ... older brother, Frank, pitched for the Zips (‘05-’09) ... also has an older sister, Megan, and two younger brothers, Jared and Derek ... enjoys playing ping pong ... majoring in Marketing Management.

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SAM WATKINS

Pitcher | R-R | 6-1 | 190 | Sophomore-TR Johnstown, Pa. | Allegany College of Md. | Conemaugh Township HS PRIOR TO AKRON Played a season at Allegany College of Maryland prior to transferring to Akron. AT CONEMAUGH HS Was a standout four year letterwinner as an infielder and pitcher. PERSONAL Son of Ken and Mary Jo...Has two Brothers...Ben Watkins, a pitcher, was drafted in 40th round by the New York Yankees organization in 2009...Kip Watkins pitched for St. Vincent...Enjoys playing guitar.

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IVORY ALEXANDER

Catcher | R-R | 6-1 | 195 | Freshman-HS Akron, Ohio | Firestone HS AS A FRESHMAN (2009) Did not see time during the 2008-09 campaign.

TUROCY’S CAREER STATS/GAME HIGHS

AT FIRESTONE HS As a senior was named to the first team All-District and All-City Series teams...Managed to bat .459 hitting nine doubles, one triple and seven home runs...Also swiped 21 bags and scored 31 runs during his final campaign...Set the high school single season home run record with seven en route to being named Offensive Player of the year as a senior... As a junior, batted .338 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI.

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2008 5.88 4-3 14 12 0 0 1 64.1 77 46 42 18 34 2009 Redshirted - Did not play Totals 5.88 4-3 14 12 0 0 1 64.1 77 46 42 18 34

PERSONAL Parents Ivory and Annie Alexander...Father Ivory works in the Akron Athletics Department as an Assistant Maintenance Supervisor...Born August 3, 1989...Majoring in sport management... Is a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO OB% SB-A E 2008 .310 40-37 129 25 40 12 1 3 23 6 22 .341 7-8 7 2009 Redshirted - Did not play Totals .310 40-37 129 25 40 12 1 3 23 6 22 .341 7-8 7

Statistic Mark Opponent Innings Pitched 7.0 (3x) last vs. Bowling Green Strikeouts 5 vs. Bowling Green

Date May 17, 2008 May 17, 2008

Statistic Mark Opponent Date At-Bats 5 (8x) last vs. Kent State May 9, 2008 Runs Scored 3 vs. Eastern Michigan April 5, 2008 Hits 4 vs. Lamar March 7, 2008 RBI 2 (7x) last vs. Kent State May 9, 2008 Walks 2 vs. Malone College April 2, 2008 Hitting Streak 5 March 1 - March 8, 2008

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TYLER BEGUN

Infielder | R-R | 6-1 | 190 | Freshman-HS Mayfield Village, Ohio | Mayfield HS AT MAYFIELD HS Had an outstanding career, culminating with an impressive senior campaign...Batted .571, picking up 36 hits, including six doubles and 35 RBIs...Broke previous school record of 11 home runs as a senior, blasting 14 round trippers...Was honored as the Plain Dealer Player of the Year...Named First Team News Herald Conference MVP and First Team All-State as a senior...Helped Mayfield to a 20-7 record and Regional Championship as a junior...Was named First Team All Conference as a junior and picked up Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore. PERSONAL Son of Todd and Janet...Dad played football as a punter at Kent State University...Has a younger brother, Ryan.

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ATHLETE BIOS: DEHNKE • MIKA • SHELTROWN • STEWART

17

MIKE DEHNKE

30

JAMES SHELTROWN

Pitcher | R-R | 6-0 | 180 | Freshman-HS Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio | St. Vincent-St. Mary HS

SS/Catcher | R-R | 5-11 | 175 | Freshman-HS Springboro, Ohio | Springboro HS

AT ST. VINCENT-ST.MARY HS Was a three-year baseball letterwinner...Posted a .355 career clip, including 81 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 45 RBIs...As a senior recorded a .337 batting average and .430 on base percentage...Earned team’s Best Defensive Player Award as a senior...Was named to the All-CRBC First Team... Closed out season as a NEOBCA All-Star Game participant, playing at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians... Registered a .316 batting average and .402 on base percentage as a junior...Named to the AllCRBC Second Team as a junior and sophomore...Was also a two-year letterwinner in soccer, earning the team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award following his senior year campaign.

AT SPRINGBORO HS Primarily played shortstop and catcher...Following his senior campaign, Sheltrown was named Greater Western Ohio Conference South Player of the year...Made the AllGWOC First Team...Earned the distinction of Most Valuable Player in his senior campaign...Was named to the AllMiami Valley First Team, All-State First Team and selected to compete in the Mizuno All-Ohio game following his senior year...Helped lead Springboro to back-to-back-to-back GWOC South Championships...Garnered Greater Western Ohio Conference South special mention honors as a sophomore and was named to the Greater Western Ohio Conference South Second Team as a junior...Helped lead Springboro to a 19-6 record as a freshman....Showed excellent leadership and was voted team captain in his freshman season...Lettered in baseball for three years...Also lettered in football for two years, spending time at safety and wide receiver...Was a scholar athlete in 2009 and served as team captain.

PERSONAL Son of Matthew and Louise...Has a younger brother, Jeffrey (13)...Enjoys Cleveland sports teams, listening to music and participating in all sports...Majoring in mechanical engineering.

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MATT MIKA

PERSONAL Son of Bradley and Diane Sheltrown...Two sisters Kailey and Kristine...Father Brad played football and baseball for Northwood University (Michigan)...Sheltrown was a Midland Indians Caba wooden bat world series champion in 2009 and a Bergen Beach Baseball Caba World Series champion in 2008...Also played with the Midland Redskins, winning the Ohio Valley Classic tournament in 2009...Holds the distinction of playing for the Midwest Redbirds, a St. Louis Cardinals scout team, in the Fall of 2008...Enjoys ping pong, snowboarding, golfing and billiards.

Pitcher | R-R | 6-5 | 190 | Freshman-HS Victor, N.Y. | Victor Senior HS AT VICTOR SENIOR HS Was named to the All-League Monroe County Division III team as a senior...Compiled a 18-4 record, tossing 132.2 innings, registering an impressive 122 strikeouts in his career... Was 10-2 with a 2.01 ERA as a junior after throwing 62.3 innings, picking up 49 strikeouts...Helped the Victor Blue Devils capture their eighth consecutive league title as a junior...Perfect with a 6-0 mark as a sophomore, a year which also saw Mika serve as the team’s junior varsity captain...Excelled in academics as an Honors student all four years at Victor. PERSONAL Son of Tom and Laurie...Older Brother Thomas (20) attends Syracuse University...Favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox...Also played football and basketball in high school... Majoring in communications, concentrated in sports broadcasting.

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BRADY STEWART

IF/Catcher | R-R | 6-2 | 220 | Freshman-HS Ashville, Ohio | Teays Valley HS AT TEAYS VALLEY HS Earned first team All-League and first team All-Central District honors upon conclusion of his senior campaign... Bat .440 as a senior, driving in 22 RBIs on 35 hits, including 12 doubles and two home runs...As a junior, team went 19-9, finishing as Mid-State League and Sectional Champions...Received second team All-League honors in addition to receiving team Defensive Most Valuable Player for second time in career...Named to the Buckeye Scout Top-100 List as a junior...Picked up first team All-League honors and was the team MVP as a sophomore, ending the season with a 17-7 record and Mid-State League Championship...As a freshman picked up team Defensive MVP award, helping the team to an 18-8 record and Mid-State League Championship...Made District Seven summer ball all-start team for two consecutive year...Finished career with a .380 batting average, 125 hits, including 18 doubles, 5 home runs and 75 RBIs, with 14 stolen bases. PERSONAL Son of Roger and Tari...Brothers Adam and Marcus...Also lettered in football for three years at Teays Valley where he started as a senior, tying the school record for touchdowns in a season (12) and in a game (3) held by older brother Adam en route to second team All-League honors.

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ATHLETE BIOS: TRECASO • TUROCY • WHITE • LEE JACKSON FIELD

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SAMUEL TRECASO

Third Base/IF | L-R | 5-11 | 175 | Freshman-HS Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio | St. Vincent-St. Mary HS AT ST.VINCENT-ST. MARY HS Batted .427 career-clip, tallying 96 hits including 22 doubles, six triples and four home runs...Also drove in 96 runs with a career .522 on base percentage...As a senior garnered Rawlings/Perfect Game Central Region All High School Senior Team Honorable Mention...Was Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference Offensive Player of the Year in addition to receiving a spot on the CRBC First Team...Received All-Ohio Honorable Mention as a senior...Closed out season as a NEOBCA All-Star Game participant, playing at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians...Named to the Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference First team as a junior... Named to CRBC First team as a sophomore, picking up Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference of the Year Accolade...First Team All-City as established by the Akron Beacon Journal as a sophomore...Also lettered in wrestling as a sophomore and junior. PERSONAL Son of Ralph and Joan…Has two siblings, Lauren and Andrew…Enjoys following Cleveland Professional Sports, especially the Indians…Enjoys movies, boating, good food and XBOX.

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JARED TUROCY

Pitcher/OF | L-L | 6-0 | 170 | Freshman-HS Canfield, Ohio | Canfield HS

soccer for three years at Canfield.

AT CANFIELD HS Played baseball four years where he split duties as a pitcher and an outfielder...As a two year varsity player, helped the Cardinals to a 41-7 record…Was named to the First Team All American Conference Team as a junior and senior…Also received Honorable Mention All-State Division I as a senior… Served as team captain in his senior campaign…Lettered in

Lee Jackson Field - Home of the Akron Zips Akron moved to its present site at Lee Jackson Field in 1972, the Zips’ diamond has undergone several upgrades over the years to keep it among the finest college facilities in the Northeast Ohio. The 23-acre Lee R. Jackson Athletic Complex is named in honor of the former University of Akron Board chairman and retired president and vice chairman of the board of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. The facility features sunken dugouts, a net and cable system backstop, a bullpen as well as batting cages located behind the right field fence. Since it’s opening in 1967, Lee Jackson Field has undergone several upgrades to remain amidst the top baseball facilities. Through the generosity of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Akron, a $36,000 scoreboard was installed just outside the right field fence. In 1995, a dual-purpose press box was installed for use by both the UA baseball and soccer programs. A year later, a permanent public address system and two batting cages located behind the right field fence were installed. In 1999, a 10-foot high wooden home-run fence was constructed. Most recently in 2007, a new irrigation system was installed in addition to having the infield area regarded. Phase I of the Lee Jackson Field Complex was completed in the fall of 1966 and included the installation of tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts and a softball diamond. The facility was dedicated on October 22, 1966. Phase II of the facility was completed in the spring of 1967 and added a football practice field, 12 tennis courts, two basketball courts in addition to a running track, softball and baseball diamonds. Additionally, the second phase installed a soccer field as well as areas for ROTC units to drill. Originally, the initial Lee Jackson Baseball diamond bordered the intersection of Brown and Exchange streets. However, five years later in 1972, the diamond was moved to its current location to avoid the danger foul balls and home runs might provide for pedestrians and motorists. Under coach Bangston, the Zips have earned a .811 winning percentage at home (30-37), including a 10-6 mark in 2009. Since its completion in 1967, the Zips have compiled a 444-329-4 mark at Lee Jackson in 41 years.

PERSONAL Son of Frank and Marcia…older brother Drew currently plays for the Zips and older brother Frank, graduated as a four-year member and two-time captain of the UA baseball squad…Has an older sister Megan and younger brother Derek…Enjoys ping pong, golf and soccer.

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BRYAN WHITE

First Base/OF | L-L | 6-1 | 210 | Freshman-HS Wheelersburg, Ohio | Wheelersburg HS AT WHEELERSBURG HS As a first baseman and outfielder, White helped lead Wheelersburg to 36-2 record in his junior campaign, as the team captured the Southern Ohio Conference and Regional Championships...White picked up several accolades over the course of his career, including second team All-SOC and second team All-District as a sophomore in both baseball and football...As a junior, White was named to the first team All-SOC and first team All-District in addition to making state finals...As a standout football player, White received the accolade of 2008 Southeast District Player of the Year in addition to being named to the first team All-Ohio football team.

Lee Jackson Field Quick Facts Seating Capacity................................... 1,500 Stadium Completed............................... 1967 First Game Played...................... April 8, 1967 ..................................Akron 15, Kenyon 8 Height of Fence (feet)................................. 10

Distances from Home Plate (feet): Left field................................................... 330 Center field............................................... 400 Right field................................................. 330

PERSONAL Son of Herb and Missi…Older brother Brandon is a member of the UA baseball team…Earned a silver medal in the Junior Olympics in Arizona…Also participated in the Goodwill Series Baseball games in Australia.

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2010 OPPONENTS

ARMY

BUFFALO

CENTRAL MICHIGAN

DARTMOUTH

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2009 Overall Record.....................................28-30 2009 Conference Record/Finish....12-15/4th West 2009 Postseason..................... MAC Tourney (1-2) All-Time Series Record....... UA trails 12-40 (1968) Last Meeting...................Apr. 14, 2007; CM, 28-12

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Baseball Contact...................................Rick Bender SID E-mail...................rick.bender@dartmouth.edu SID Phone.................................... (603) 646-1030 SID Fax......................................... (603) 646-1286 Website......................... www.DartmouthSports.com

BOWLING GREEN

BUTLER

CLEVELAND STATE

DUQUESNE

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March 13 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational Location...........................................West Point, N.Y. Founded..........................................................1802 Enrollment......................................................4,400 Conference.......................................Patriot League Nickname............................... Black Knights/Cadets

April 30-May 2 • Akron, Ohio Lee Jackson Field Location.................................................Buffalo, N.Y. Founded..........................................................1846 Enrollment................................................... 28,912 Conference............................. Mid-American (East) Nickname..........................................................Bulls

April 9-11 • Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Theunissen Stadium

Location................................ Mount Pleasant, Mich. Founded.......................................................... 1892 Enrollment.................................................... 26,354 Conference..............................Mid-American (West) Nickname................................................. Chippewas

March 18 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational Location............................................. Hanover, N.H. Founded..........................................................1769 Enrollment......................................................4,200 Conference............................................. Ivy League Nickname..................................................Big Green

Home Field....Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field (880) Home Field.............. Amherst Audubon Field (500) Home Field ............... Theunissen Stadium (2,046) Home Field.... Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park (2,000) Dimensions........................................ 327-400-327 Dimensions......................................... 330-400-330 Dimensions........................................ 330-400-330 Dimensions........................................ 325-402-340 Press Box Phone......................... (845) 938-8168 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Press Box Phone......................... (989) 774-3594 Press Box Phone......................... (603) 646-2468 Head Coach...................Joe Sottolano (Ithaca, ‘90) Career Record.....................271-205-5 (10 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants...................... Matt Reid (Richmond, ‘02) ..........Anthony DeCicco (Eastern Conn. State, ‘01) 2009 Overall Record.................................... 36-21 2009 Conference Record/Finish..............13-7/1st 2009 Postseason.............................................. n/a All-Time Series Record....................... First Meeting Last Meeting....................................................... n/a Baseball Contact..................................Bob Beretta SID E-mail..................... robert.beretta@usma.edu SID Phone....................................(845) 938-3303 SID Fax.........................................(845) 446-2556 Website.............................www.goARMYsports.com

May 7-9 • Bowling Green, Ohio Steller Field Location...................................Bowling Green, Ohio Founded..........................................................1910 Enrollment................................................... 15,356 Conference............................. Mid-American (East) Nickname..................................................... Falcons

Head Coach.............. Ron Torgalski (Hamilton, ‘89) School Record............................. 50-108 (3 years) Career Record................................................. Same Assistants........... Jim Koerner (St. John Fisher, ‘97) ........................ Devin McIntosh (LeTourneau, ‘04) 2009 Overall Record....................................20-35 2009 Conference Record/Finish.....6-20/6th East 2009 Postseason..............................................n/a All-Time Series Record........ UA leads 17-11(2001) Last Meeting................Apr. 26, 2009; Buffalo, 3-2 Baseball Contact...................................Will Nowadly SID E-mail................................... wtn2@buffalo.edu SID Phone.................................... (716) 645-5523 SID Fax......................................... (716) 645-6840 Website................................... www.buffalobulls.com

March 12 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational Location........................................ Indianapolis, Ind. Founded..........................................................1855 Enrollment......................................................4,200 Conference.....................................Horizon League Nickname....................................................Bulldogs

Head Coach........ Steve Jaska (Central Michigan, ‘79) Career Record................. 255-196-1 (eight years) School Record................. J27-171-1 (seven years) Assistants....Jeff Opalewski (Central Michigan, ‘05) ...................... Brett Haring (Central Michigan, ‘97)

Head Coach......................Bob Whalen (Maine, ‘79) Career Record.....................376-395-1 (20 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants....Nicholas Enriquez (Menlo College, ‘01) ................... Tom Carlson (National University, ‘85)

May 4/18 • Akron/Cleveland, Ohio March 24/May 11 • Akron, Ohio/Pittsburgh, Pa. Lee Jackson Field/All Pro Freight Stadium Lee Jackson Field/Duquesne Field Location...........................................Cleveland, Ohio Founded............................1929 (as Fenn College) Enrollment................................................... 16,245 Conference.....................................Horizon League Nickname...................................................... Vikings

Location............................................ Pittsburgh, Pa. Founded.......................................................... 1878 Enrollment.................................................... 10,160 Conference..............................................Atlantic 10 Nickname........................................................ Dukes

Home Field.............................. Steller Field (1,100) Home Field............................... Bulldog Park (500) Home Field..........................All Pro Freight Stadium Home Field........................Duquesne Field (1,500) Dimensions........................................ 340-400-340 Dimensions........................................ 330-400-330 Dimensions..........................................................n/a Dimensions........................................ 330-390-330 Press Box Phone......................... (419) 372-1234 Press Box Phone......................... (317) 828-9312 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Press Box Phone................................................n/a Head Coach...Danny Schmitz (Eastern Michigan, ‘79) Career Record.....................517-463-4 (19 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants............. Rick Blanc (Bowling Green, ‘98) ...................Spencer Schmitz (Bowling Green, ‘04)

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2009 Overall Record.....................................21-31 2009 Conference Record/Finish............ 12-13/5th 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record...UA leads 71-62-1 (1966) Last Meeting...................... Apr. 29, 2008; CS, 12-9

2009 Overall Record.....................................14-41 2009 Conference Record/Finish............ 7-19/14th 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record...... UA leads 22-16 (1994) Last Meeting......................Apr. 22, 2009; UA, 11-2

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2009 Overall Record.................................... 28-22 2009 Conference Record/Finish...18-8/T-1st East 2009 Postseason..............MAC Tournament (0-2) All-Time Series Record......UA Trails 23-34 (1983) Last Meeting.................... May 16, 2009; BG, 17-9

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Baseball Contact..................................Ryan Gasser SID E-mail.................................rgasser@bgsu.edu SID Phone....................................(419) 372-7105 SID Fax.........................................(419) 372-6015 Website................................www.BGSUFalcons.com

2009 Overall Record.....................................13-41 2009 Conference Record/Finish.............. 6-20/7th 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record.................. Tied 1-1 (1997) Last Meeting.................. Mar. 25, 1999; Butler, 8-3

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Head Coach...... Kevin Kocks (Eastern Kentucky, ‘82) Career Record.........................526-434 (16 years) School Record......................57-106 (Three years) Assistants.....Rob Henry (Kentucky Wesleyan, 1994)

Head Coach.........Mike Wilson (Chadron State, ‘71) Career Record.....................329-499-2 (16 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants....................Jeff Minick (Point Park, ‘86) ......Shane Davis (Eastern Michigan, ‘07), Drew Saylor(Kent State, ‘06) ................................... Ryan Juran (Duquesne, ‘09)

Baseball Contact..................................Renee Adam SID E-mail...............................r.adam@csuohio.edu SID Phone.................................... (216) 687-4818 SID Fax......................................... (216) 523-7257 Website....................................www.CSUVikings.com

Baseball Contact............................. George Nieman SID E-mail.................................... nieman@duq.edu SID Phone.................................... (412) 396-5376 SID Fax......................................... (412) 396-6210 Website.................................www.GoDuquesne.com


2010 OPPONENTS

EASTERN ILLINOIS

HARTFORD

INDIANA

LAKE ERIE

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ILLINOIS

KENT STATE

MALONE

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March 17 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational

Location.............................................Charleston, Ill. Founded..........................................................1895 Enrollment................................................... 11,966 Conference.............................................Ohio Valley Nickname...................................................Panthers

March 15 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational Location..................................West Hartford, Conn. Founded..........................................................1877 Enrollment......................................................4,842 Conference..........................................America East Nickname....................................................... Hawks

March 20 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational Location.......................................Bloomington, Ind. Founded..........................................................1820 Enrollment................................................... 40,354 Conference...................................................Big Ten Nickname................................................... Hoosiers

March 30 • Akron, Ohio Lee Jackson Field Location......................................... Painesville, Ohio Founded..........................................................1856 Enrollment......................................................1,300 Conference........................Independent (NCAA DII) Nickname........................................................Storm

Home Field....Monier Field at Coaches’ Stadium (550) Home Field........... Hartford Baseball Field (1,000) Home Field....................... Sembower Field (2,250) Home Field...........Braggs Field at Recreation Park Dimensions........................................ 340-380-340 Dimensions..........................................................n/a Dimensions........................................ 333-400-333 Dimensions........................................ 325-370-300 Press Box Phone......................... (217) 549-7965 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Press Box Phone......................... (812) 855-4787 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Head Coach.............. Jim Schmitz (Wilmington, ‘79) Career Record.........................575-549 (22 years) School Record.........................411-388 (15 years) Assistants.................Skylar Meade (Louisville, ‘07) ................................James Conrad (Lafayette, ‘07) 2009 Overall Record.....................................31-19 2009 Conference Record/Finish...............13-5/1st 2009 Postseason................................OVC Tourney All-Time Series Record...........UA leads 4-3 (1990) Last Meeting..................... Mar. 12, 2008; UA, 11-1 Baseball Contact.................................... Ben Turner SID E-mail...................................bwturner@eiu.edu SID Phone.................................... (217) 581-7020 SID Fax......................................... (217) 581-6434 Website................................. www.EIUPanthers.com

April 16-18 • Akron, Ohio Lee Jackson Field

Location............................................Ypsilanti, Mich. Founded..........................................................1849 Enrollment................................................... 22,638 Conference.............................Mid-American (West) Nickname.......................................................Eagles

Head Coach............... Jeff Calcaterra (Indiana, ‘92) Career Record.........................65-165 (Five years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants............... Mike Susi (Eastern Conn., ‘99) ...................Inaki Ormaechea (Eastern Conn., ‘02) 2009 Overall Record.....................................15-32 2009 Conference Record/Finish.............. 7-15/6th 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record........................First meeting Last Meeting........................................................n/a Baseball Contact.................................... Dan Ruede SID E-mail...............................ruede@hartford.edu SID Phone.................................... (860) 768-4501 SID Fax......................................... (860) 768-4620 Website............................. www.HartfordHawks.com

March 19 • Winter Haven, Fla. RussMatt Invitational Location............................................ Champaign, Ill. Founded..........................................................1867 Enrollment................................................... 42,326 Conference...................................................Big Ten Nickname............................................. Fighting Illini

Head Coach.............Tracy Smith (Miami (OH), ‘89) Career Record.....................421-346-1 (14 years) School Record.......................104-126 (Five years) Assistants....................... Ty Neal (Miami (OH), ‘99) ................................ Ben Greenspan (Indiana, ‘07) 2009 Overall Record.....................................32-27 2009 Conference Record/Finish..............16-7/3rd 2009 Postseason...Big 10 Tourney Champs/NCAA Regionals All-Time Series Record...........UA Trails 1-3 (2003) Last Meeting...........................Mar. 9, 2003; IU, 5-2

May 20-22 • Akron, Ohio Canal Park/Lee Jackson Field Location...................................................Kent, Ohio Founded..........................................................1910 Enrollment................................................... 34,000 Conference............................. Mid-American (East) Nickname......................................... Golden Flashes

Head Coach...................... Brian McGee (Tiffin, ‘00) Career Record........................ 33-62 (Three years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants...Kyle Sheppard (Saginaw Valley State, ‘07) .....................John Quartieri (Canisius College, ‘01) 2009 Overall Record.................................... 16-35 2009 Conference Record/Finish....................... n/a 2009 Postseason.............................................. n/a All-Time Series Record....................... First Meeting Last Meeting....................................................... n/a

April 27 • Akron, Ohio Lee Jackson Field Location...............................................Canton, Ohio Founded..........................................................1892 Enrollment......................................................2,600 Conference...........................................NAIA/NCCAA Nickname................................................... Pioneers

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Home Field......................Oestrike Stadium (1,200) Home Field.............................. Illinois Field (1,500) Home Field.. Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium (1,148) Home Field...... Thurman Munson Stadium (5,700) Dimensions........................................ 330-390-330 Dimensions........................................ 330-400-330 Dimensions........................................ 330-415-320 Dimensions..........................................................n/a Press Box Phone......................... (734) 481-9328 Press Box Phone......................... (217) 333-1227 Press Box Phone............................419-934-0466 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Head Coach.........Jay Alexander (Wayne State, ‘96) Career Record................... 186-183 (Seven years) School Record............................. 25-35 (One year) Assistants.............Andrew Maki (Grand Valley, ‘00) ................................... Aaron Hepner (Dayton, ‘06)

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2009 Overall Record.....................................25-35 2009 Conference Record/Finish.13-14 (3rd West) 2009 Postseason..................... MAC Tourney (1-2) All-Time Series Record...... UA trails, 14-24 (1989) Last Meeting.................Apr. 5, 2009; Eastern , 5-3

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Baseball Contact....................................... Dan Wyar SID E-mail...................................dwyar@emich.edu SID Phone.................................... (734) 487-0317 SID Fax......................................... (734) 485-3840 Website................................... www.EMUEagles.com

Head Coach.....Dan Hartleb (Southern Illinois, ‘89) Career Record......................125-101 (Four years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants............ Eric Snider (Northern Iowa, ‘87) ..........................Ken Westray (Eastern Illinois, ‘83)

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2009 Overall Record.....................................34-20 2009 Conference Record/Finish.............. 16-8/4th 2009 Postseason................Big Ten Tourney (1-2) All-Time Series Record...........UA trails, 1-5 (1999) Last Meeting...................... Mar. 15, 2009; UI, 11-2

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Baseball Contact..................................... Ben Taylor SID E-mail............................... bktaylor@illinois.edu SID Phone.................................... (217) 244-5045 SID Fax......................................... (217) 333-5540 Website.................................. www.FightingIllini.com

Head Coach............. Scott Sticklin (Kent State, ‘95) Career Record.......................183-103 (Five years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants..................... Mike Birkbeck (Akron, ‘85) ..............................Scott Daeley (Wake Forest, ‘02)

Head Coach......................Tom Crank (Malone, ‘88) Career Record.........................197-123 (Six years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants..........................Dave Jones, Jack Sholtis, ...........Anthony Barson, Scott McIlvain, Steve Kelly

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2009 Overall Record.....................................43-17 2009 Conference Record/Finish......17-9/3rd East 2009 Postseason.... MAC Tourney Champs/NCAA Regionals All-Time Series Record....... UA trails 50-93 (1931) Last Meeting........................May 10, 2008; UA, 5-3

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Baseball Contact....................................Matt Lofton SID E-mail................................... mlofton@kent.edu SID Phone.................................... (330) 672-2254 SID Fax......................................... (330) 672-2112 Website...........................www.KentStateSports.com

2009 Overall Record.....................................47-16 2009 Conference Record/Finish...............26-6/1st 2009 Postseason..........NCCAA National Runnerup All-Time Series Record....UA leads 20-13-1(1963) Last Meeting........................Apr. 21, 2009; UA, 7-4

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Baseball Contact................................Mark Bankert SID E-mail...........................mbankert@malone.edu SID Phone.................................... (330) 471-8293 SID Fax......................................... (330) 491-1569 Website.........................www3.malone.edu/athletics

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2010 OPPONENTS

MIAMI (OHIO)

NEW MEXICO STATE

OHIO UNIVERSITY

PITTSBURGH

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Head Coach....................... Joe Carbone (Ohio, ‘70) Career Record.....................339-279-1 (20 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants...........................Andrew See (Ohio, ‘02) ....................................Scott Malinowski (Ohio, ‘00)

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Head Coach............ Joe Jordano (Westminster, ‘85) Career Record.....................611-410-2 (22 years) School Record.....................328-292-2 (12 years) Assistants........................Danny Lopaze (VCU, ‘04) .............................Brandon Rowan (Memphis, ‘04)

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NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO STATE

STONY BROOK

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April 23-25 • Oxford, Ohio McKie Field at Hayden Park Location............................................... Oxford, Ohio Founded..........................................................1809 Enrollment................................................... 15,766 Conference............................. Mid-American (East) Nickname................................................. RedHawks

Feb. 26-28 • Las Cruces, N.M. Presley Askew Field

Location........................................ Las Cruces, N.M. Founded..........................................................1888 Enrollment................................................... 17,198 Conference.....................................Western Athletic Nickname.......................................................Aggies

May 14-16 • Akron, Ohio Lee Jackson Field

Location............................................... Athens, Ohio Founded..........................................................1804 Enrollment................................................... 28,442 Conference..............................Mid American (East) Nickname.................................................... Bobcats

April 6/May 5 • Akron, Ohio/Pittsburgh, Pa. Lee Jackson Field/Trees Field Location........................................... Pittsburgh, Pa. Founded..........................................................1787 Enrollment................................................... 33,574 Conference................................................. Big East Nickname...................................................Panthers

Home Field.....McKie Field at Hayden Park (1,000) Home Field.................... Presley Askew Field (750) Home Field................... Bob Wren Stadium (4,000) Home Field...................................Trees Field (500) Dimensions........................................ 332-400-343 Dimensions........................................ 345-400-345 Dimensions........................................ 340-405-340 Dimensions........................................ 302-400-328 Press Box Phone......................... (513) 529-4331 Press Box Phone......................... (575) 646-7693 Press Box Phone......................... (740) 593-0526 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Head Coach.............. Dan Simonds (Davidson, ‘87) Career Record.......................132-145 (Five years) School Record......................113-110 (Four Years) Assistants....................Ben Bachmann (Lewis, ‘97) .........................................Jeremy Ison (Miami, ‘01) 2009 Overall Record.....................................30-25 2009 Conference Record/Finish.15-12 (4th East) 2009 Postseason..................... MAC Tourney (2-2) All-Time Series Record....... UA trails 24-38 (1988) Last Meeting.....................May 3, 2009; Akron, 4-2 Baseball Contact...........................Michael Weisman SID E-mail........................ weeismanh@muohio.edu SID Phone.................................... (513) 529-1601 SID Fax......................................... (513) 529-6729 Website................................ www.MURedhawks.com

Feb. 19-21 • Fort Myers, Fla. Hammond Stadium

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Location......................................Minneapolis, Minn. Founded..........................................................1851 Enrollment................................................... 50,833 Conference...................................................Big Ten Nickname........................................Golden Gophers

Head Coach......Rocky Ward (Oklahoma State, ‘88) Career Record.....................298-328-1 (11 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants....Chase Tidwell (Southeastern La., ‘01) ........................ Gary Ward (New Mexico State, ‘63) 2009 Overall Record.....................................44-17 2009 Conference Record/Finish............12-12/3rd 2009 Postseason..................... WAC Tourney (2-2) All-Time Series Record........................First meeting Last Meeting........................................................n/a Baseball Contact.............................Deddie Morelos SID E-mail.............................. emorelos@nmsu.edu SID Phone.................................... (575) 646-2927 SID Fax......................................... (575) 646-2099 Website.............................www.NMStateSports.com

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Location.................................................. Fargo, N.D. Founded.......................................................... 1890 Enrollment.................................................... 14,189 Conference...................................... Summit League Nickname......................................................... Bison

2009 Overall Record.................................... 29-24 2009 Conference Record/Finish.....18-9/2nd East 2009 Postseason................NCAA Regionals (2-2) All-Time Series Record.......UA trails 34-39 (1917) Last Meeting.......................Apr. 18, 2009; OU, 9-8 Baseball Contact.............................. Jason Corriher SID E-mail..................................corriher@ohio.edu SID Phone....................................(740) 593-1298 SID Fax..........................................(740)597-1838 Website................................ www.OhioBobcats.com

April 21 • Columbus, Ohio Bill Davis Stadium Location.......................................... Columbus, Ohio Founded..........................................................1870 Enrollment................................................... 55,014 Conference...................................................Big Ten Nickname.................................................. Buckeyes

2009 Overall Record.....................................28-21 2009 Conference Record/Finish............ 13-13/7th 2009 Postseason.............. Big East Tourney (O-2) All-Time Series Record...... UA leads 22-18 (1980) Last Meeting.................... Mar. 31, 2009; Pitt, 17-5 Baseball Contact................................Mendy Nestor SID E-mail..................... mnestor@athletics.pitt.edu SID Phone.................................... (412) 648-8240 SID Fax......................................... (412) 648-8248 Website......................www.PittsburghPanthers.com

March 5/7 • Las Cruces, N.M. Presley Askew Field Location........................................Stony Brook, N.Y. Founded..........................................................1957 Enrollment................................................... 23,997 Conference..........................................America East Nickname.................................................Seawolves

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Home Field.............................Siebert Field (1,100) Home Field............Newman Outdoor Field (4,513) Home Field.................... Bill Davis Stadium (4,450) Home Field........................ University Field (4,000) Dimensions........................................ 330-380-330 Dimensions........................................ 318-408-314 Dimensions........................................ 330-400-330 Dimensions..........................................................n/a Press Box Phone......................... (612) 627-4400 Press Box Phone......................... (701) 235-5204 Press Box Phone...............(614) 292-0021/0024 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Head Coach..........John Anderson (Minnesota, ‘77) Career Record...................1006-645-3 (28 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants........ Rob Fornasiere(UW-LaCrosse, ‘78)

Head Coach.....................Tod Brown (Arizona, ‘94) Career Record........................... 31-58 (Two years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants........David Pearson (Mayville State, ‘03) Todd Oakes (Nebraska, ‘83), Lee Swenson (Luther College, ‘85) ...................................................Steve Montgomery

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2009 Overall Record.....................................40-19 2009 Conference Record/Finish............. 17-6/2nd 2009 Postseason.................NCAA Regionals (2-2) All-Time Series Record........................First meeting Last Meeting........................................................n/a

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Baseball Contact................................. Steven Geller SID E-mail.................................gelle014@umn.edu SID Phone.................................... (612) 624-9396 SID Fax......................................... (612) 210-2380 Website.............................www.GoldenGophers.com

2009 Overall Record.....................................16-28 2009 Conference Record/Finish............ 10-14/4th 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record........................First Meeting Last Meeting........................................................n/a Baseball Contact.............................. Ryan Perreault SID E-mail.......................ryan.perreault@ndsu.edu SID Phone.................................... (701) 231-8331 SID Fax......................................... (701) 231-8022 Website........................................ www.GoBison.com

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Head Coach..................... Bob Todd (Missouri, ‘71) Career Record.....................997-536-2 (26 years) School Record.....................873-454-2 (22 years) Assistants.....................Greg Cypret (Missouri, ‘79) ...........................Eric Parker (James Madison, ‘97) 2009 Overall Record.................................... 42-19 2009 Conference Record/Finish..............18-6/1st 2009 Postseason..................NCAA Regional (2-2) All-Time Series Record.......UA trails 10-20 (1890) Last Meeting.....................Apr. 29, 2009; OSU, 7-3 Baseball Contact.....................................Jerry Emig SID E-mail.....................................emig.2@osu.edu SID Phone....................................(614) 688-0343 SID Fax.........................................(614) 292-8547 Website......................www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com

Head Coach.................... Matt Senk (Cortland, ‘80) Career Record.....................499-337-3 (19 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants...........Anthony Stutz (Stony Brook, ‘03) ..................Joe Pennucci (Northern Colorado, ‘02) 2009 Overall Record.................................... 29-23 2009 Conference Record/Finish........... 14-10/3rd 2009 Postseason.............................................. n/a All-Time Series Record.......... UA leads 2-1 (2001) Last Meeting.................... Feb. 22, 2004; UA, 15-8 Baseball Contact............................... Jeremy Cohen SID E-mail..............jeremy.cohen@stonybrook.edu SID Phone....................................(631) 632-7125 SID Fax.........................................(631) 632-8841 Website................................www.GoSeawolves.com


2010 OPPONENTS

TOLEDO

UNC WILMINGTON

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April 2-4 • Akron, Ohio Lee Jackson Field Location................................................Toledo, Ohio Founded..........................................................1872 Enrollment................................................... 23,064 Conference.............................Mid-American (West) Nickname.....................................................Rockets

March 5-6 • Wilmington, N.C. Brooks Field Location..........................................Wilmington, N.C. Founded..........................................................1947 Enrollment................................................... 12,000 Conference..................Colonial Athletic Association Nickname..................................................Seahawks

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Home Field....Baseball Complex at Scott Park (1,000) Home Field.............................Brooks Field (3,500) Dimensions........................................ 330-400-330 Dimensions........................................ 340-380-340 Press Box Phone......................... (419) 530-3089 Press Box Phone................................................n/a Head Coach................Cory Mee (Notre Dame, ‘92) Career Record........................................... 129-189 School Record................................................. Same Assistants....Josh Bradford (Kentucky Wesleyan, ‘02) ....................................Nick McIntyre (Purdue, ‘03)

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2009 Overall Record.....................................24-30 2009 Conference Record/Finish...14-12/2nd West 2009 Postseason..................... MAC Tourney (3-1) All-Time Series Record....... UA trails 19-22 (1971) Last Meeting........................Mar. 29, 2009; UT, 2-1

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Baseball Contact....................... Brian DeBenedictis SID E-mail............ brian.debenedictis@utoledo.edu SID Phone.................................... (419) 530-4919 SID Fax......................................... (419) 530-4428 Website..................................... www.UTrockets.com

YOUNGSTOWN STATE

April 14/28 • Youngstown/Akron, Ohio Eastwood Field/Lee Jackson Field

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Location.......................................Youngstown, Ohio Founded..........................................................1908 Enrollment................................................... 14,682 Conference.....................................Horizon League Nickname...................................................Penguins

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Home Field.........................Eastwood Field (6,000) Dimensions........................................ 335-405-335 Press Box Phone.......... (330) 505-0000 ext. 229

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Head Coach....Rich Pasquale (Francis Marion, ‘91) Career Record.....................123-140-1 (Six years) School Record........................... 39-68 (Two years) Assistants................Tom Lipari (New Orleans, ‘07) ...................................Craig Antush (Alabama, ‘83)

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2009 Overall Record.....................................16-35 2009 Conference Record/Finish............ 10-14/6th 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record...... UA leads 88-61 (1947) Last Meeting...................Mar. 18, 2009; UA, 18-11

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Baseball Contact..................................... John Vogel SID E-mail..................................... javogel@ysu.edu SID Phone.................................... (330) 941-1480 SID Fax......................................... (330) 941-3191 Website.....................................www.YSUsports.com

Head Coach........Mark Scalf (UNC Wilmington, ‘80) Career Record.....................587-459-1 (18 years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants...................Randy Hood (Campbell, ‘02) ........................ Jason Howell (UNC Chapel Hill, ‘02)

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2009 Overall Record.................................... 31-23 2009 Conference Record/Finish............. 10-8/3rd 2009 Postseason..................... CAA Tourney (3-2) All-Time Series Record....................... First Meeting Last Meeting....................................................... n/a

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Baseball Contact................................. Tom Riordan SID E-mail.................................riordant@uncw.edu SID Phone....................................(910) 962-4099 SID Fax.........................................(910) 962-3686 Website.................................www.UNCWsports.com

WESTERN MICHIGAN

March 26-28 • Kalamazoo, Mich. Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field

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Location....................................... Kalamazoo, Mich. Founded..........................................................1903 Enrollment................................................... 24,483 Conference.............................Mid-American (West) Nickname.................................................... Broncos

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Home Field... Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field Dimensions........................................ 325-400-340 Press Box Phone................................................n/a

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Head Coach... Randy Ford (Western Michigan, ‘79) Career Record...................115-135-1 (Five years) School Record................................................. Same Assistants.... Scott Demetral (Western Michigan, ‘95) ....................................... Tom Grant (Brevard, ‘07)

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2009 Overall Record.....................................14-35 2009 Conference Record/Finish.....9-18 /6th West 2009 Postseason...............................................n/a All-Time Series Record....... UA trails 13-20 (1993) Last Meeting.........................Apr. 9, 2006; WM, 8-2

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Baseball Contact.................................Kristin Keirns SID E-mail....................... kristin.keirns@wmich.edu SID Phone.................................... (269) 387-4123 SID Fax......................................... (269) 387-4139 Website................................ www.WMUBroncos.com

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS VS. OPPONENTS OPPONENT Actual Business Akron City Air Force Allegheny Alumni Anderson Arkansas State Army Ashland Austin Peay Baldwin-Wallace Ball State Bellarmine Bethune-Cookman Bluffton Bowling Green Bradley Bridgewater Brown Buckeyes Bucknell Buffalo Butler California State Campbell Canisius Canton Capital Carnegie Tech Case Case Western C. Connecticut St. Central Florida Central Michigan Central State Chicago State Chinese U. Honolulu Cincinnati Clarion State Cleveland Cleveland A.C. Cleveland State Colby Cornell Cuyahoga Falls Dartmouth Dayton Denison Detroit Duquesne Earlham Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Eastern Michigan Edinboro State Edward Waters Embry-Riddle Fenn Findlay Flagler Florida Florida State Fordham Fort Braff Gannon Gardner-Webb Geneva George Mason Georgetown Goodyear Hartford Harvard Heidelberg High School Hiram Howard Illinois Illinois-Chicago Illinois State Illinois Tech Indiana IPFW Jacksonville

REC. 1-0-0 4-5-0 1-0-0 8-5-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 0-0 47-36-0 0-4-0 33-21-2 15-22-0 0-1-1 2-1-0 1-0-0 23-34-0 0-1-0 2-3-0 1-0-0 0-1-1 1-0-0 17-11-0 1-1-0 3-1-0 2-1-0 23-7-0 2-3-0 2-0-0 0-2-0 7-10-0 7-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 12-40-0 16-7-0 3-3-0 0-1-0 5-8-0 2-0-0 0-2-0 0-1-0 71-62-1 0-1-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 22-8-1 29-13-1 1-0-0 22-16-0 2-0-0 4-3-0 16-28-1 14-24-0 2-2-0 4-1-0 2-0-0 13-5-0 2-1-0 1-0-0 0-2-0 0-4-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 1-0-0 0-2-0 0-0 1-0-0 15-7-1 1-0-0 31-30-0 1-0-0 1-5-0 14-10-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 1-3-0 1-0-0 9-34-0

FIRST LAST 1901 1901 1873 1897 2007 2007 1894 1986 1904 1905 1981 1981 2006 2006 First Meeting 1922 1997 2004 2005 1895 1992 1993 2007 1979 1980 1996 2000 1980 1980 1983 2009 1991 1991 1949 1952 1980 1980 1884 1884 2008 2008 2001 2009 1997 1999 1971 1972 1996 2001 1987 2002 1894 1895 1978 1978 1913 1913 1892 1921 1975 1980 1989 1989 1996 1996 1968 2007 1956 1986 1987 1992 1913 1913 1988 2006 1979 1979 1893 1894 1895 1895 1966 2008 1979 1979 1995 1995 1973 1880 2008 2008 1970 2005 1890 1988 1999 1999 1994 2009 1982 1982 1990 2008 1981 2008 1989 2009 1971 1978 1978 1979 1979 1979 1949 1965 1965 1966 1984 1984 1996 1997 1999 2001 1998 1999 1963 1963 1977 1977 2005 2005 1983 1985 2004 2004 2007 2007 1920 1924 First Meeting 1996 1996 1911 1986 1899 1899 1892 1972 1958 1958 1999 2009 1985 1999 1997 2008 1986 1988 2003 2003 2007 2007 1973 2009

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OPPONENT John Carroll Kent State Kent Normal Kentucky Kenyon Lafayette Lake Erie College Lamar Lehigh Long Island Louisville Malone Marian Marietta Marshall Maryland Mary.-Eastern Shore Massachusetts Memphis Mercer Mercyhurst Miami (Ohio) Middle Tennessee Michigan Milligan Minnesota Missouri Mogadore Morehead State Mount Mercy Mount Union Mount Vernon Murray State Muskingum New Mexico State New York Tech Niagara North Carolina State North Dakota State North Florida North Kentucky Northeastern Illinois Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Notre Dame Oakland Oberlin Ohio Dominican Ohio Northern Ohio Ohio State Ohio Wesleyan Old Dominion Old Leaguers Orioles Otterbein Penn Penn State Pittsburgh Pitts. Johnstown Point Park Portland State Princeton Purdue Quantico Marines Radford Reserve Rider Rio Grande Robert Morris Rubber Works Saint Bonaventure Saint Ignatius Saint Joseph’s Saint Leo Saint Marys (Minn.) Siena Slippery Rock South Alabama Southern California Southern Illinois SIU-Edwardsville SW Missouri State

REC. 30-6-0 52-93-1 4-1-0 0-1-0 19-14-1 0-1-0 0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 20-13-1 1-0-0 1-2-0 13-25-0 1-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 0-4-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 24-38-0 0-2-0 0-1 2-0-0 0-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 22-24-1 2-0-0 24-30-0 3-0-0 9-10-0 17-11-0 0-0 1-0-0 18-3-0 0-1 0-0 2-3-0 0-1-0 2-2-0 11-13-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 4-2-0 20-18-2 3-0-0 2-3-0 34-43-0 10-20-0 9-11-1 0-1 0-1-0 1-0-0 9-8-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 22-19-0 2-0-0 0-4-0 2-0-0 1-2-0 1-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 9-15-0 2-0-0 3-2-0 2-2-0 0-1-0 9-4-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 13-9-0 0-4-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

FIRST LAST 1973 1991 1931 2009 1916 1923 1971 1971 1873 1970 1992 1992 First Meeting 2008 2008 1998 2009 1998 1998 2002 2002 1963 2009 1978 1978 1968 1970 1917 2008 1988 1988 1995 1999 1993 1993 2006 2006 1991 1994 1977 1978 1988 2009 1987 1987 2009 2009 1984 1984 First Meeting 2005 2007 1897 1897 1971 2006 1987 1987 1879 1996 1986 1987 1980 2006 1913 1988 First Meeting 2008 2008 1979 2004 2009 2009 First Meeting 1988 1996 1979 1979 1988 1997 1992 2009 2007 2007 2000 2000 1972 1977 1893 1970 1981 1982 1917 1973 1917 2009 1890 2009 1953 1983 2009 2009 1895 1895 1897 1897 1955 2001 1996 1996 2008 2009 1980 2009 1984 1984 1987 1990 1994 1994 1994 1994 1997 1997 1949 1950 1995 1995 1873 1921 1992 1995 1974 1985 1980 1980 1892 1892 1988 2009 1910 1910 1998 1998 1990 1990 1965 1965 1995 1997 1974 1989 2000 2001 1996 1996 1988 1988 1987 1987 1990 1990

OPPONENT Stetson Steubenville Stony Brook Tallmadge Tennessee Tennessee Tech Texas Tech Tiffin Toledo Trevecca Nazarene Troy State Tulane UNC Asheville UNC Wilmington Urbana Valparaiso Vermont Villanova Virginia Vir. Military Institute Wadsworth Wake Forest Walsh Waseda U. of Japan Wayne State Werners West Liberty State West Virginia West Virginia Tech W. Virginia Wesleyan Westchester Western Connecticut Western Illinois Western Kentucky Western Michigan Western Reserve William and Mary Wilmington Winthrop Wisc.-Milwaukee Wittenberg Wooster Wright State Xavier Young Akrons Youngstown State

REC. 1-6-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-4-0 0-1-0 4-0-0 19-22-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 2-4-0 0-0 5-0-0 10-4-0 2-1-0 0-1 0-3-0 3-0-0 3-0-0 0-2 5-1-0 0-1-0 8-12-0 5-1-0 0-2-0 10-17-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 5-1-0 2-7-0 13-20-0 4-9-0 0-1-0 5-3-1 2-3-0 2-3-0 11-9-0 37-52-1 10-25-0 11-8-0 0-1-0 88-61-0

FIRST LAST 1992 1999 1988 1988 2001 2004 1880 1880 2006 2006 2002 2005 1996 1996 1986 1987 1971 2009 1985 1985 1996 1996 1994 1994 2002 2008 First Meeting 1985 1987 1990 2007 1991 2007 2009 2009 1950 1952 1997 1997 1879 1893 2009 2009 1978 1982 1916 1916 1949 1980 1890 1897 1968 1968 1982 2008 1951 1952 1990 2000 1989 1994 1983 1983 1991 1992 1981 2006 1993 2006 1922 1957 1999 1999 1982 1986 1999 2005 2000 2009 1966 1987 1873 2001 1975 2005 1988 2005 1882 1882 1947 2009

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2010 opponents in bold.

Akron vs. MAC Opponents (from 1993-2009*) OPPONENT vs. Ball State vs. Bowling Green vs. Buffalo vs. Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan vs. Kent State vs. Marshall^ vs. Miami (Ohio) vs. Northern Illinois vs. Ohio vs. Toledo vs. Western Michigan Total

W-L 16-24 20-28 16-11 11-29 12-19 19-41 9-12 24-36 10-14 25-36 17-12 12-19 191-281

* Akron joined the MAC in 1993 / ^ Marshall no longer in MAC

PCT. .400 .417 .593 .275 .387 .317 .429 .400 .417 .410 .586 .293 .405


2009 GAME BY GAME STATISTICS

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON BASEBALL 2009 GAME BY GAME STATISTICS 19-33 Overall • 12-15 Mid-American Conference 10-6 Home • 6-20 Away • 3-7 Neutral

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OPPONENT

Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 27 Feb 28 Mar 01 Mar 04 Mar 04 Mar 05 Mar 06 Mar 07 Mar 08 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 18 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 24 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 28 Mar 31 Apr 03 Apr 04 Apr 05 Apr 10 Apr 10 Apr 12 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 18 Apr 21 Mar 25 Apr 22 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 29 May 01 May 02 May 03 May 05 May 08 May 09 May 10 May 14 May 15 May 16

vs Marshall# at Wake Forest# at Wake Forest# at Old Dominion# at Jacksonville% vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee % vs #25 Michigan% vs Lehigh^ vs North Carolina State^ vs Villanova^ vs St. Bonaventure^ vs Penn State^ vs Pittsburgh^ at #21 Illinois at #21 Illinois at #21 Illinois at #21 Illinois YOUNGSTOWN STATE at Ball State* at Ball State* at Ball State* PITTSBURGH TOLEDO* TOLEDO* TOLEDO* at Pittsburgh at Eastern Michigan* at Eastern Michigan* at Eastern Michigan* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* NORTHERN ILLINOIS* at Ohio University* at Ohio University* at Ohio University* MALONE UNIVERSITY at Duquesne DUQUESNE BUFFALO* BUFFALO* BUFFALO* at Ohio State MIAMI (OHIO)* MIAMI (OHIO)* MIAMI (OHIO)* vs #26 Kent State& at #26 Kent State* at #26 Kent State* at #26 Kent State* at Bowling Green* at Bowling Green* at Bowling Green*

W/L L L L L L L L W L L W L L L L L L W L W L L L W L L L W L W W W L L L W W W W W L L L L W W W L W L W L

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INNS

9-10-1 11-15-0 16-20-3 14-18-2 6-10-2 9-14-0 10-9-2 6-12-4 5-9-1 12-11-2 6-6-3 10-13-0 8-10-0 10-12-1 4-7-0 13-15-0 11-17-0 11-13-4 3-4-2 8-12-2 5-11-2 14-16-3 11-12-0 4-11-0 2-5-1 17-16-0 6-9-1 6-10-0 5-11-4 10-13-1 11-13-1 9-10-1 10-12-1 9-11-2 9-16-1 4-10-0 2-3-2 2-9-2 1-11-2 1-5-1 3-8-1 7-9-1 8-11-2 3-6-1 2-8-1 5-9-0 4-10-0 12-15-0 3-7-3 14-19-1 4-8-3 17-16-0

9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 (18) 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (13) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 (11) 9 9 9 9 9

AKRON SCORE R-H-E 3-9 2-11 15-16 4-14 4-6 7-9 7-10 9-6 4-5 4-12 14-6 4-10 5-8 1-10 3-4 9-13 2-11 18-11 2-3 10-8 1-5 13-14 6-11 13-4 1-2 5-17 4-6 8-6 3-5 14-10 14-11 10-9 4-10 4-9 8-9 7-4 6-2 11-2 7-1 4-1 2-3 3-7 2-8 2-3 4-2 12-5 8-4 9-12 5-3 9-14 15-4 9-17

3-9-1 2-10-2 15-14-2 4-14-3 4-10-2 7-13-2 7-8-1 9-14-1 4-12-6 4-0-4 14-14-3 4-9-1 5-12-2 1-9-4 3-4-1 9-13-2 2-7-5 18-13-1 2-7-3 10-16-2 1-7-2 13-17-1 6-12-6 13-16-1 1-6-0 5-11-1 4-10-3 8-12-1 3-11-1 14-17-3 14- 17-0 10-9-2 4-8-2 4-11-3 8-16-3 7-12-0 6-11-2 11-14-1 7-10-0 4-8-1 2-8-2 3-9-0 2-10-2 2-3-0 4-10-0 12-13-0 8-6-1 9-12-2 5-11-0 9-13-2 15-13-0 9-13-0

OVERALL MAC 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 0-4-0 0-5-0 0-6-0 0-7-0 1-7-0 1-8-0 1-9-0 2-9-0 2-10-0 2-11-0 2-12-0 2-13-0 2-14-0 2-15-0 3-15-0 3-16-0 4-16-0 4-17-0 4-18-0 4-19-0 5-19-0 5-20-0 5-21-0 5-22-0 6-22-0 6-23-0 7-23-0 8-23-0 9-23-0 9-24-0 9-25-0 9-26-0 10-26-0 11-26-0 12-26-0 13-26-0 14-26-0 14-27-0 14-28-0 14-29-0 14-30-0 15-30-0 16-30-0 17-30-0 17-31-0 18-31-0 18-32-0 19-32-0 19-33 0

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

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TUROCY, F. (L 0-1) 435 FARMER (L 0-1) 745 DANZIGER (L 0-1) 624 LAVERY (L 0-1) 435 TUROCY, F. (L 0-2) 501 YIKE (L 0-1) 304 LOFTIN (L 0-1 291 DANZIGER (W 1-1) 197 BASSITT (L 0-1) 139 LAVERY (L 0-2) 157 FARMER (W 1-1) 162 BROWN (L 0-1) 212 TUROCY, F. (L 0-3) 117 TUROCY, F. (L 0-3) 375 FARMER (L 1-2) 426 DANZIGER (L 1-2) 459 BROWN (L 0-2) 673 FOSTER (W 1-0) 135 FARMER (L 1-3) 119 TUROCY, F. (W 1-4) 205 DANZIGER (L 1-3) 313 ROMICK (L 0-1) 175 FARMER (L 1-4) 168 TUROCY, F. (W 2-4) 214 BASSITT (L 0-2) 89 FOSTER (L 1-1) 109 FARMER (L 1-5) 193 BASSITT (W 1-2) 185 BROWN (L 0-3) 189 FARMER (W 2-5) 165 BROWN (W 1-3) 242 DANZIGER (W 2-3) 241 FARMER (L 2-6) 422 TUROCY, F. (L 2-6) 483 ROMICK (L 0-2) 320 FOSTER (W 2-1) 178 FAWCETT (W 1-0) 67 PODGORNEY (W 1-0) 90 BROWN (W 2-3) 389 LOFTIN (W 1-1) 523 DANZIGER (L 2-4) 589 FOSTER (L 2-2) 987 BROWN (L 2-4) 358 LOFTIN (L 1-2) 587 TUROCY, F. (W 3-5) 651 FAWCETT (W 2-0) 987 TUROCY, F. (W 4-5) 232 ROMICK (L 0-3) 465 DANZIGER (W 3-4) 389 BROWN (L 2-5) 543 LOFTIN (W 2-2) 210 FARMER (L 2-7) 541

2:53 2:59 3:05 2:35 3:27 2:39 2:27 2:03 5:12 2:38 3:14 2:32 2:20 2:37 1:56 1:48 2:26 2:35 2:11 2:31 2:09 2:50 2:35 2:37 3:00 2:26 2:43 2:50 2:40 2:37 2:30 2:13 2:30 2:17 3:44 2:10 2:32 2:26 2:05 2:40 2:35 2:16 2:17 2:23 2:28 2:40 3:23 3:14 2:33 2:10 2:30 3:03

Key: * = Mid-American Conference game # = Wake Forest Invitational (Winston-Salem, N.C.) % = Jacksonville University Invitational (Jacksonville, Fla.) ^ = Palm Beach Challenge (Lantana, Fla. - Santaluces Sports Complex) & = Diamond Classic For Kids (Canal Park, Akron, Ohio) () = extra inning game

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2009 FINAL STATISTICS

The Automated ScoreBook. Official Statistics for Akron (as of Oct 27, 2009) (All games sorted by Batting avg). .

Record: 19-33

Player PLATA, Jake KORDAL, Brian ROBERTS, Matt HAAS, Kevin WHITE, Brandon SAVAGE, Brett TURK, John BEDNAR, Phil FRAZEE, Ryan ------------------- HALLETT, Kyle SOLITARIO, Nick PENN, Lawrence BURANT, Dan CORZINE, Jason MARSTRELL, Keene Totals Opponents

avg .357 .346 .343 .324 .309 .286 .275 .269 .245

gp-gs 45-44 48-45 51-51 52-51 47-44 46-45 49-45 44-42 51-51

Home: 10-6 ab 168 188 210 225 175 182 189 156 184

r 37 41 54 50 33 27 30 18 37

h 60 65 72 73 54 52 52 42 45

2b 13 12 12 16 10 15 7 9 6

Away: 6-20 3b hr 0 3 4 5 2 10 3 9 0 6 2 4 0 2 1 4 0 11

rbi tb 28 82 44 100 41 118 21 122 32 82 43 83 23 65 26 65 34 84

.336 36-26 122 15 41 5 2 2 22 .217 27-11 46 4 10 0 0 1 4 .174 17-5 23 0 4 1 0 0 2 .160 9-7 25 3 4 0 0 0 1 .000 6-1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 52 1902 350 574 106 14 57 321 .311 52 1853 402 577 125 15 56 367

56 13 5 4 0 0 879 900

Mid-American: 12-15

Netural: 3-7 slg% .488 .532 .562 .542 .469 .456 .344 .417 .457

bb hp 29 2 23 1 25 12 28 1 14 7 25 2 15 5 7 8 31 8

so gdp ob% 25 3 .453 38 0 .418 31 1 .440 27 2 .400 45 2 .379 36 0 .378 24 2 .343 31 0 .331 51 0 .375

.459 4 3 17 3 .369 .283 6 0 14 0 .302 .217 2 0 13 0 .240 .160 1 1 11 0 .222 .000 1 0 5 0 .100 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 .462 211 50 368 13 .384 .486 188 72 355 7 .391

sf sh sb-att po a e fld% 2 0 0-1 47 0 0 1.000 1 2 2-3 380 38 7 .984 1 1 6-7 90 6 4 .960 1 4 3-3 97 167 11 .960 2 8 2-5 91 5 6 .941 0 6 0-3 92 3 3 .969 1 3 0-0 282 33 3 .991 1 2 1-1 59 114 11 .940 1 2 0-0 34 103 19 .878 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 30

1 1-1 68 3 4 .947 3 1-2 28 45 6 .924 0 0-0 20 0 2 .909 0 0-0 48 4 0 1.000 0 0-0 0 4 0 1.000 0 0-0 1 0 0 1.000 32 16-26 1365 616 90 .957 30 90-113 1401 564 67 .967

LOB - Team (458), Opp (406). DPs turned - Team (46), Opp (57). CI - Team (0), Opp (2). IBB - Team (6), Plata 2, Turk 2, Roberts 1, Frazee 1, Opp (7). Picked off - Bednar 2, Roberts 2, Savage 2, Haas 1, Penn 1.

(All games sorted by Earned run avg) Player era w-l app DANZIGER, Ben 5.81 3-4 15 FARMER, Tom 6.42 2-7 13 BROWN, Andrew 6.64 2-5 15 TUROCY, Frank 7.92 4-5 17 --------------------ROMICK, Ryne 3.45 0-3 16 BASSITT, Chris 3.52 1-2 23 PODGORNEY, James 4.82 1-0 7 FOSTER, Scott 5.85 2-2 15 LOFTIN, Alex 6.05 2-2 11 FLEMING, Todd 8.10 0-0 8 FAWCETT, Danny 9.24 2-0 10 LAVERY, Ryan 10.24 0-2 4 YIKE, Zach 23.48 0-1 5 Totals 6.55 19-33 52 Opponents 6.03 33-19 52

gs 11 10 8 9

cg 0 3 1 0

0 0 0 6 5 0 0 2 1 52 52

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

sho sv 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9

ip 74.1 68.2 61.0 63.2

h 95 79 89 89

r 55 60 57 66

er 48 49 45 56

bb 16 30 21 30

so 58 54 52 48

2b 23 19 16 23

3b 3 3 1 4

hr 8 8 7 7

b/avg .318 .290 .336 .337

wp hp bk sfa sha 3 14 1 4 3 4 12 0 9 2 3 8 6 4 4 5 17 0 0 7

28.2 30.2 9.1 40.0 38.2 10.0 12.2 9.2 7.2 455.0 467.0

21 19 10 48 44 18 18 24 23 577 574

13 15 5 34 31 9 15 20 22 402 350

11 10 20 5 0 12 14 34 5 0 5 6 3 2 0 26 17 20 8 1 26 21 41 11 2 9 3 2 2 0 13 8 10 3 0 11 7 8 7 0 20 5 5 1 1 331 188 355 125 15 313 211 368 106 14

4 1 1 7 4 1 3 2 3 56 57

.208 .184 .286 .291 .284 .409 .333 .471 .500 .311 .302

3 3 0 3 4 0 1 2 2 33 33

1 0 2 5 5 0 2 0 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 7 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 72 13 30 3 50 6 11 32

PB - TEAM (19), Turk 11, White 6, Burant 2, Opp (15). Pickoffs - TEAM (13), Farmer 5, Danziger 3, Lavery 2, Burant 1, Brown 1,Turk 1, Opp (8). SBA/ATT- Turk (64-82), Farmer (18-23), Loftin (16-17), Turocy, F. (10-15), Burant (12-14), Bassitt (9-14), White (14-14), Foster (9-12), Brown (8-10), Lavery (9-9), Danziger (2-4), Romick (4-4), Yike (2-2), Fawcett (2-2), Podgorney (1-1).

FINAL 2009 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS EAST DIVISION TEAM Bowling Green Ohio Kent State Miami AKRON Buffalo

MAC W L PCT 18 8 .692 8 9 .667 17 9 .654 15 12 .556 12 15 .444 6 20 .231

MAC Tournament Champion: Kent State

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W 28 29 43 30 19 20

OVERALL L PCT 22 .560 24 .547 17 .717 25 .545 33 .365 35 .364

WEST DIVISION TEAM W Ball State 14 Toledo 14 Eastern Michigan 13 Central Michigan 12 Northern Illinois 10 Western Michigan 9

MAC OVERALL L PCT W L PCT 10 .583 26 25 .510 12 .538 24 30 .444 14 .481 25 35 .417 15 .444 28 30 .483 16 .385 19 34 .358 18 .333 14 35 .286


YEAR BY YEAR STATISTICS

YEAR G W-L-T 1954 12 9-3-0 1955 14 8-6-0 1956 12 10-2-0 1957 11 8-3-0 1958 16 12-4-0 1959 13 8-3-0

AB R H 364 71 94 475 70 119 377 112 136 361 71 94 601 168 195 429 65 107

YEAR G 1960 14 1961 16 1962 19 1963 21 1964 13 1965 22 1966 16 1967 19 1968 20 1969 19

W-L-T 6-8-0 3-13-0 10-8-1 14-7-0 10-3-0 14-8-0 4-12-0 3-16-0 4-15-1 7-12-0

AB R H AVG 435 39 81 .187 503 56 110 .219 608 79 144 .237 650 118 191 .294 436 78 113 .259 619 66 131 .212 524 46 96 .183 579 78 124 .214 600 57 130 .217 558 78 139 .249

1B 67 94 115 140 85 106 78 99 107 102

YEAR G 1970 26 1971 30 1972 29 1973 33 1974 34 1975 34 1976 38 1977 40 1978 36 1979 46

W-L-T 15-10-1 9-21-0 16-13-0 7-26-0 14-20-0 17-17-0 16-22-0 18-22-0 23-13-0 26-20-0

AB 739 835 817 776 901 926 945 1001 956 1257

R 101 95 144 98 157 179 135 149 192 273

H 191 175 222 156 218 253 215 244 241 353

AVG .258 .210 .272 .201 .242 .273 .228 .244 .252 .281

YEAR G 1980 49 1981 43 1982 60 1983 51 1984 48 1985 62 1986 60 1987 53 1988 59 1989 48

W-L-T 26-22-1 23-18-2 41-17-2 33-17-1 30-18-0 32-28-2 35-24-1 34-19-0 28-31-0 24-24-0

AB 1333 1194 1650 1349 1433 1762 1648 1546 1839 1416

R 266 258 395 304 372 406 339 380 383 252

H 371 341 482 397 471 521 455 488 566 392

YEAR G 1990 54 1991 60 1992 60 1993 55 1994 54 1995 58 1996 60 1997 54 1998 51 1999 56

W-L-T 25-29-0 38-21-1 42-18-0 22-33-0 29-25-0 36-22-0 37-23-0 31-23-0 20-31-0 20-36-0

AB 1610 1873 1811 1571 1569 1730 1839 1676 1504 1709

R 300 392 429 224 332 378 381 352 262 339

YEAR G 2000 56 2001 50 2002 51 2003 52 2004 53 2005 54 2006 51 2007 47 2008 49 2009 52

W-L-T 26-30-0 16-34-0 18-33-0 22-30-0 26-27-0 25-29-0 15-36-0 23-24-0 25-24-0 19-33-0

AB 1688 1725 1661 1607 1686 1914 1766 1695 1759 1902

R 304 355 284 249 267 331 306 291 352 350

AVG 1B 2B 3B HR RBI .258 75 10 7 2 53 .251 43 14 9 4 63 .361 96 16 10 9 99 .260 70 17 7 1 58 .324 139 26 15 15 152 .249 86 14 5 2 62

TB BB SO SAC 123 45 72 8 163 67 83 15 192 93 64 13 131 43 69 N/A 296 117 100 27 137 55 86 N/A

SB 22 21 N/A N/A 38 N/A

IP H 101.1 82 125.0 114 111.0 80 98.1 68 141.0 85 105.0 73

R 50 61 55 36 38 42

ER 37 40 36 24 14 26

ERA 3.30 2.88 2.92 2.26 0.89 2.23

BB SO 60 93 69 86 72 92 43 101 47 156 48 141

2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SAC SB 7 4 2 33 103 57 N/A N/A N/A 8 6 2 45 136 N/A N/A N/A N/A 11 11 7 71 198 57 135 79 36 39 6 5 104 256 57 114 16 35 15 6 6 68 157 44 88 8 12 12 5 8 48 177 87 174 14 36 13 3 2 33 121 45 134 8 14 13 7 5 58 166 77 179 23 31 16 5 2 48 162 71 184 5 37 16 13 8 73 205 65 142 N/A 15

IP 116.1 133.0 163.2 165.0 109.0 178.0 135.2 149.0 153.0 147.0

H 96 143 120 132 66 96 99 162 166 159

R 67 86 62 N/A 38 48 69 102 122 112

ER 42 52 26 N/A 28 15 48 70 85 82

ERA 3.26 3.52 1.37 4.04 2.36 0.76 3.19 4.23 5.00 5.02

BB 48 34 62 66 39 55 79 84 82 86

SO 83 70 144 181 121 213 106 88 129 85

1B 151 139 180 126 187 203 179 189 187 283

2B 21 20 28 24 26 38 26 40 37 41

3B HR RBI TB BB SO SAC 12 7 83 254 83 147 18 7 9 76 236 97 205 8 9 5 115 283 140 174 24 3 3 71 195 131 174 15 3 2 119 256 183 147 20 6 6 150 321 170 163 23 5 5 117 266 178 192 33 8 7 111 321 166 183 39 11 6 150 318 202 164 27 19 10 227 462 266 233 31

SB 24 6 13 18 47 47 45 71 81 69

IP 175.1 222.2 209.0 201.0 242.0 237.2 262.0 268.2 258.2 322.0

H 150 227 183 222 286 240 247 278 256 334

R 72 155 122 149 173 214 170 201 146 214

ER 45 94 72 131 126 160 114 146 96 140

ERA 2.31 3.80 3.10 5.78 4.69 6.06 3.92 4.89 3.34 3.91

BB 72 89 105 166 151 206 155 188 143 165

SO 140 176 153 146 125 153 154 183 202 233

AVG .278 .286 .292 .294 .329 .296 .276 .316 .308 .277

1B 290 251 343 308 310 389 344 344 409 295

2B 53 53 79 68 100 81 77 88 103 61

3B 9 10 16 14 13 15 19 13 19 15

HR 19 27 44 37 48 36 15 43 35 21

RBI 226 223 352 264 331 342 287 314 338 213

TB 499 495 725 634 741 740 615 731 812 546

BB 257 232 344 252 230 293 292 255 274 202

SO 205 220 288 236 270 242 243 229 357 238

SAC 39 25 33 36 23 44 49 42 38 39

SB 64 37 94 93 58 92 119 128 62 90

IP 336.2 293.1 413.2 351.0 337.2 431.1 426.1 382.0 445.0 361.1

H 387 341 437 362 377 495 427 425 489 372

R 263 225 284 237 278 383 264 302 386 239

ER 190 188 203 179 228 279 214 215 292 179

ERA 5.08 5.77 4.42 4.59 6.08 5.82 4.52 5.07 5.92 4.46

BB 217 197 273 224 238 293 253 247 323 239

SO 234 240 292 271 298 327 352 313 319 276

H 426 539 531 384 444 522 570 502 415 483

AVG .265 .293 .293 .244 .283 .302 .310 .300 .276 .283

1B 315 401 413 277 310 377 426 345 310 324

2B 79 90 101 77 92 88 46 108 72 102

3B 14 20 17 8 13 22 10 17 6 12

HR 18 28 51 22 29 35 38 32 27 45

RBI 257 335 369 200 289 346 330 301 226 281

TB 587 753 819 543 649 761 800 743 580 744

BB 298 322 304 209 263 238 214 230 183 201

SO 295 256 249 270 280 306 263 253 277 332

SAC 34 53 49 20 47 54 53 44 44 42

SB 95 142 122 31 46 36 55 33 50 42

IP 417.1 468.0 470.1 406.2 395.1 438.2 452.0 413.0 373.1 419.1

H 412 444 491 408 406 485 539 469 462 519

R 324 274 299 289 296 312 328 269 329 416

ER 240 222 243 239 219 225 289 208 268 313

ERA 5.18 4.27 4.65 5.29 4.99 4.61 5.75 4.53 6.46 6.72

BB 301 269 261 245 218 226 260 223 265 298

SO 315 363 334 267 229 256 310 283 278 350

H 460 518 457 441 423 535 489 489 544 574

AVG .273 .300 .275 .274 .251 .280 .277 .288 .309 .302

1B 314 366 322 329 307 396 347 348 381 397

2B 95 88 97 92 89 94 98 99 112 106

3B 14 13 7 9 10 11 6 11 8 14

HR 37 51 31 11 17 34 38 31 43 57

RBI 264 314 259 220 230 299 270 259 325 321

TB 694 785 661 584 583 753 713 703 801 879

BB 200 204 203 208 208 215 187 161 214 211

SO 315 394 366 281 336 307 340 282 265 368

SAC 42 33 36 65 41 39 38 22 19 32

SB 44 54 36 40 50 52 35 25 24 16

IP 427.2 414.2 403.1 413.1 441.1 475.2 434.0 421.2 424.2 455.0

H 551 564 553 465 525 537 530 534 539 577

R 380 473 423 281 306 331 369 327 343 402

ER 307 389 366 234 258 269 310 284 293 331

ERA 6.46 8.44 8.17 5.10 5.26 5.09 6.43 6.06 6.21 6.55

BB 273 272 224 178 179 194 209 184 174 188

SO 353 307 320 287 361 361 314 264 282 355

NOTE: School records in bold.

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ZIPS SUPERLATIVES OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Jim Barton (P) Rich Handy (2B) Ron Amedeo (3B) Ken Mackovic (OF) Ray Glinsky (P) Jim Barton (P)

First Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team Second Team

1964 1964 1964 1964 1965 1965

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Bill Swertfager (2B) Mike Birkbeck (P) Scott Pollock (C) Dave Fleischer (1B) Dick Duncan (C-3B) Dave Wrigley (OF) Joel Hawthorne (2B) Sean Carmichael (OF) John Massarelli (C) Steve Sada (OF) Tim Dobos (P)

First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team

1981, ‘83 1982, ‘83 1982 1983, ‘84, ‘85 1984 1984, ‘85 1986 1986 1987 1987 1987

OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mike Birkbeck (P) (North Co-Player) Mike Birkbeck (P) (Baseball America)

1982 1983

ALL-SOUTH REGION Mike Birkbeck (P) Joel Hawthorne (2B)

First Team Second Team

1982 1987

First Team

1983

Third Team

1982

ALL-EAST REGION Mike Birkbeck (P)

ALL AMERICAN Mike Birkbeck (P)

MID-CONTINENT CONFERENCE

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Andy Finley (P) Jeff Rollyson (DH) Tim Berenyi (P) Jeff Fisher (2B) Mike Kimler (DH) Adam Kocik (P) Jeff Rollyson (LF) Mike McGuire (SS) Rob Sakey (P) Mike Kimler (C) Jeff Rollyson (OF) Mike Taylor (1B)

Second Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team

1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1991 1992 1992 1992

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Jeff Rollyson Mike Kimler Adam Kocik Steve Hall Mike Taylor Jeff Ronevich Dave Hudson Mike Kimler

Designated Hitter Designated Hitter Pitcher Pitcher First Base Outfield Outfield Catcher

1990 1991 1991 1991 1992 1992 1992 1992

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jeff Fisher

1991

PITCHER OF THE YEAR Adam Kocik

1991

COACH OF THE YEAR Dave Fross

1991

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Mike Taylor (1B) Randy Ecrement (P) Rob Susey (2B) Joe Header (P) Todd Maynard (P) Brian Petrucci (RF) Jay Bartos (3B) John Wilkinson (P) Mark Malaska (RF/P) Frank Mendoza Darek Stanfield Doug Kruthaupt Darek Stanfield Kurt Davidson Ross Liersemann

Second Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team

1993 1994 1995 1995 1996 1996, ‘97 1996 1999, ‘00 2000 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006

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Kurt Davidson Doug McNulty Kurt Davidson

First Team Second Team First Team

2007 2007 2008

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Joe Header (P)

1995

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM E.J. Heckert Dave Yoder Todd Maynard Brian Petrucci Jay Bartos Mike Doerbecker

Infielder Left Field/Pitcher (MVP) Pitcher Right Field Third Base Designated Hitter

1995 1996 1996 1996 1996 1996

ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM Pat Sedmock Infield Jason Goth Pitcher Jeff Fisher Infield Ben Singer Pitcher Joe Pukansky Infield Brady Steineck Left Field Craig Welch Infield Darek Stanfield Pitcher Darek Stanfield Pitcher Kevin Haas Infield Phil Bednar Infield Benjamin Danziger Pitcher * - only one team announced by league

1993 1993 1994 1997 1997, 1998 2003* 2003* 2004* 2005* 2008*, 2009* 2009* 2009*

ALL-MIDEAST REGION Todd Maynard (P) Brian Petrucci (RF) Kurt Davidson (C/1B)

First Team First Team Second Team

1996 1997 2007

TEAM AWARDS AND HONORS

JOE THOMAS AWARD (Highest Batting Avg.) Bob Davies Tim Brewer Lou Seiler Carl Rakich John Hoover Jim Moryan Brian Horning John Barnett Jeff Joseph Jack Jones Dan Kormushoff Cary Wilgren Mike Birkbeck Dave Wrigley Dave Fleischer John Massarelli Steve Sada John Beckwith Dave Manderine Jeff Fisher Mike Taylor Jay Bartos Dave Yoder Brian Petrucci Joe Pukansky Jayson Hill Brian Roberts Ty Moorhead Dan Swallie Israel Victor Andy Capraruolo Doug Kruthaupt Kurt Davidson Doug McNulty Kevin Haas Jake Plata

.308 .271 .304 .300 .333, .303 .303, .433, .264 .364 .407 .312 .311, .329 .422 .344 .367, .406 .360, .414 .364, .371 .419 .416 .417 .364 .369 .363, .346 .350 .358 .395, .420 .350 .365 .333 .363 .328 .337 .299 .354 .338 .356 .347 .357

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969-70 1971-73 1974 1975 1976 1977, ‘78 1979 1980 1981, ‘83 1982, ‘84 1985, ‘86 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992, ‘93 1994 1995 1996, ‘97 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Ray Glinsky Jim Olson Carl Rakich John Hoover Dan Costill Bruce Claflin Jim Barlow Jim Moryan Rick Franks John Barnett Mike Lelakus Jack Jones, Jeff Joseph, Joe Rafalowski Dick Brown Keith Dambrot Bill Swertfager

1965 1966 1967, ‘68 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978, ‘79 1980 1981

Mike Birkbeck 1982 Mike Birkbeck, Bill Swertfager 1983 Dick Duncan 1984 Tom Spitale 1985 Dave Fleischer 1986 Steve Sada, John Massarelli 1987 Steve Sada, John Beckwith 1988 Sean Carmichael, John Beckwith 1989 Mike McGuire 1990 Jeff Fisher 1991 Mike Taylor 1992, ‘93 Jeff Fisher 1994 Rob Susey 1995 Brian Petrucci 1996 Brian Petrucci 1997 Joe Pukansky 1998 Jayson Hill, Mike Doerbecker 1999 Mark Malaska 2000 Ty Moorhead 2001 Dan Swallie 2002 Israel Victor 2003 Doug Kruthaupt 2004 Doug Kruthaupt 2005 Kurt Davidson 2006 Kurt Davidson 2007 Kurt Davidson, Doug McNulty 2008 Kevin Haas, Matt Roberts 2009

PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Jim Claflin Doug Crist Mike Lelakus Steve Sabatina Drew Patton Tim Jack Jeff Partin Mike Birkbeck Ty Gowins Pat Gliha Dave Cappuzzello, Tim Dobos Mark Draa Tim Dobos Mike Brincko Andy Finley Tim Berenyi, Mike Brincko, Adam Kocik Aaron DeAnna, Randy Ecrement Aaron DeAnna Randy Ecrement Joe Header Todd Maynard Ben Singer Tim Taylor, John Wilkinson John Wilkinson John Wilkinson, Sean Wardle Ben McCauley Ben McCauley Frank Mendoza Billy McKinney, Darek Stanfield Ross Liersemann Ross Liersemann Frank Turocy Frank Turocy Ryne Romick

BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER Brian Becker Steve Sada Bill Hagey Sean Carmichael George Kaschak Ed Hetmanski, Mike Taylor Mike Taylor Matt Finley Pat Sedmock Marc Thomas Rob Susey Marc Thomas Marc Thomas Joe Pukanksy Mark Carosello Ty Moorhead Jim Gemler Ryan Brickwood Ryan Brickwood Andy Capraruolo Andy Capraruolo Brian Kimutis Vince Chiera Kevin Haas Kevin Haas

1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981, ‘82 1983 1984, ‘85 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 1985 1986, ‘87 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


ZIPS IN THE PROS Mark Malaska (left) was an 8th Round selection of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2000 and appeared in 41 games in the big leagues from 2003-04. With the Devil Rays in 2003, Malaska made 22 relief appearances and posted a 2-1 record with a 2.81 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 16 innings. After signing a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox the following year, Malaska made 19 appearances and went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 20 innings, all in relief, for the eventual World Champions.

ZIPS PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT SIGNEES NAME Jack DiLauro Randy Budd Bob Cosgrove Mike Birbeck Mike Roth Pat Gliha Dave Wrigley Steve Shade John Massarelli Mike Kimler Mike Taylor Matt King Randy Ecrement Jeff Ronevich Jeff Rollyson Jim Putko Mark Malaska Sean Wardle Sean Manfredonia Aaron Gangi Ross Liersemann Billy McKinney Doug McNulty

ORGANIZATION N.Y. Mets, Houston Astros Montreal Expos Cleveland Indians Milwaukee Brewers, 4th Round Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros, 8th Round Co-op St. Louis Cardinals Independent Independent Independent Independent Chicago Cubs, 23rd Round Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 8th Round Milwaukee Brewers Cleveland Indians Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 14th Round Florida Marlins, 18th Round Independent New York Mets, 49th Round

YEAR 1969, 1970 1981 1981 1983 1983 1985 1985 1986 1987 1992 1993 1994 1994 1994 1994 1995 2000 2000 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008

Mike Birkbeck (left) was selected in the fourth round of the June 1983 Amateur Draft and spent parts of six seasons in the Majors with the Brewers and N.Y. Mets. In 1988, Birkbeck made 23 starts for the Brewers, posing 10 wins and an ERA of 4.72. With the Zips, he compiled a 24-9 pitching mark and hit .367 for his career.

Ross Liersemann (left) was an 18thround pick of the Florida Marlins in the 2006 Major League Amateur Draft. Liersemann, UA’s all-time leader in innings pitched, was 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 42.2 innings for the Jamestown Jammers (Single A) of the New YorkPenn League in his first professional season.

Catcher John Massarelli (right) was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 8th Round in 1987. He played the majority of 10 seasons in the minor leagues, including five seasons at the AAA level. In 932 career minor league games, he amassed a .271 batting average, 144 doubles, 34 triples, 19 homeruns, and 288 stolen bases. He is currently the manager of the Independent Frontier League’s Washington Wild Things.

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UA LETTERWINNERS A

Mike Abdalla John Adams Tom Adolph Ivory Alexander Fred Alvarez Ron Amedeo Mark Anderson Kevin Angotti Steve Archual Ed Ardelian Rob Arnold Ken Ash Reggie Auzenne Bud Axline

B

Jim Bagent Tim Baird Jon Baker Fred Baldwin Jim Barlow John Barnett Jim Barton Jay Bartos Pete Barzo Chris Bassitt Marvin Beal Larry Beam Mark Becherer Brian Beck Brian Becker John Beckwith Chuck Bedford Phil Bednar Dave Beem Jeff Beitzel Michael Bell Joe Benbow Jim Benedict Jim Berens Tim Berenyi Tony Berry Dave Beyers Mike Birkbeck Bobbly Blake Dan Blubaugh Ken Blumstein Dave Boggs Don Bolender Clyde Bolinger Bill Bondurant Jim Bonnettte Chuck Borner Ron Boruszkowski Hal Boughton Steve Bowers Jim Breit Tim Brewer Ryan Brickwood Dave Briggs Kevin Briggs Mike Brincko Gerry Brockman Andrew Brown Charlie Brown Dick Brown Jim Bruni Rick Bruno Randy Budd Dan Burant Mike Burk Bill Butcher John Butcher Tom Butcher Tom Byers

C

Mike Cain Gino Calcei Mark Canfora Bob Cannon Dave Cappuzzello

Dan Dorak Don Dorbrindt John Dougherty Mark Draa Bob Dubovec Dick Duncan Dean Dutton Jeff Dyrlund

1999 1995,‘96 1960,’61,’62,’63 2009 1954 1963,’64 1976,’77 1975,’76 1982 1960,’61,’62 1995,’96,’97 1969,’71 1978,’79,’80 1959,’60,’61,’62 1976 1986,’87 1969 1978,’79 1971,’72 1975,’77 1963,’64,’65 1993,’94,’95,’96 1960 2009 1966,’67,’68 1960,’61 1981 1990 1985,’86,’87,’88 1988,’89 1973 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1961 1976,’77,’78,’79 1999, 2000 1971 1993,’95,’96 1963 1989,’90,’91 1958 1956 1980,’81,’82,’83 1955 1987,’88,’89 1972 1961 1982 1952,’53,’54 1975,’76 2002,‘03,‘04,05 1959,’60,’61,’62 1964 1955,’56,’57 1999, 2000,’01 1972,’73 1966,’67,’68 2002,‘03 1992 1998 1989,’90,’91 1995 2009 1976 1975,’76,’77,’78 1988,’89,’90 1982 1979,’80,’81 2009 1983,’84,’85 1958,’59,’60 1961,’62 1957 1961,’62,’63,’64 1969 1957,58,59,60 1981 1955 1985,86,87,88

E

Bob Easterling Randy Ecrement Jim Eddy Nelson Eddy Roger Edwards Steve Emerick Dave Emhrein Bill Enders Ken Enlow Fred Erbe

F

Todd Maynard was a four-year letterwinner from 1994-97. He was voted team pitcher of the year for 1996. Andy Capraruolo Tim Cargill Sean Carmichael Mark Carosello Bill Cash Mike Cefalde Vince Chiera Bryan Celik Mike Cernansky B.J. Christman Ron Chumbley John Cistone Bruce Claflin Jim Claflin Andy Clayton Frank Cocquyt Don Coleman Chuck Consolo Scott Cooper Eric Cormell Bob Cosgrove Dan Costill Jason Corzine Lew Cottrill Matt Coughlin Joe Coxon Russ Cozart Joe Cravens Tony Crew Doug Crist Don Croskey Bill Cunningham

D

Elmo Dalton Keith Dambrot Benjamin Danziger Kurt Davidson Bob Davies Corky Davis Aaron DeAnna Mark Dembrow Tim Demich Matt Dennison George Deo Joe Derrick Rudy DiDonato Jack DiLauro Jim DiLauro Joe DiRoberto Tim Dobos Mike Doerbecker Don Doerfler Gary Domanik

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2004,’05 1985 1986,’87,’88,’89 1996,’97,’98,’99 1973,’74 1995 2005,’06,’07, ‘08 2001,’02,‘03,‘04 1971,’72,’73 1997,’98 1956 1952,53,’54,’55 1968,’69,’70,’71 1975 1970,’71 1967 1981,’82,’83,’84 1984 1994,’95,’96,’97 1997,‘98 1978,’79,’81 1967,’68,’69,’70 2009 1965,’66 1985,’86,’87 1996,’97,‘98 1981,’82,’83,’84 1994,’95, ’96, ‘97 1987,’88 1972,’73,’74,’75 1973,’74 1954,’55,’56,’57 1959,’60 1980,’81 2008, ‘09 2005,’06,’07, ‘08 1962,’63,’64,’65 1978 1991,’92,’93,’95 1978 1980,’81 1993 1961 1988,’89 1955 1962 1955,’56,’57,’58 1979,’80,’81 1985,’86,’87,’88 1996,’97,’98,’99 1978 1976

Tom Farmer Danny Fawcett Bill Fender Al Fenstomocher Jim Fenton Pat Fenton Samuel Filer Andy Finley Matt Finley Tony Firmstone Jeff Fisher Jason Fizet Dave Fleischer Fred Fler John Floasin Jim Floto George Flynn Jeff Fondriest Ron Ford Scott Foster Greg Fowler Jim France Ed Franks Ron Fraser Ryan Frazee George Furner

G

Aaron Gangi Tim Garrett Tim Garris Chris Gaskins Marcus Geiselman Jim Gemler Rich Gill Patrick Gliha Pat Gliha Ray Glinsky Bill Goddard Fred Golding Jeremy Goldizen Dennis Goldsmith Tom Goodall Bill Goddard Jason Goth Ty Gowins Willey Graf Rashard Graves Dave Grimes Greg Gromek Tony Gunder Scott Gunn Paul Guric

H

John Haas Kevin Haas Steve Haban Chris Haber Bil Hagey Grover Hall Marty Hall

1998 1983,’84,’85,’86 1956,’58 1983,’84,’86,’87 2004,’05 1981,’82,’83,’84 1956 1999, 2000 1957 1991,’92,’93,’94 1956 1960 1954,’55 1985,’86,’87 1982,’83 1961,’62,’63,’64 1977 1978,’79 2005,’06, ‘08, ‘09 2009 1978,’79,’80 1960 1952,’53,’54 1954,’55,’56 1948,’49,’50 1989,’90,’91 1993,’94 1985,’86,’87,’88 1990,’91,’92,’94 1995 1983,’84,’85,’86 1975 1965,’66 1954,’55,’56 1972 1981,’82,’83,’84 1978 2009 1980 1968 1971,’72,’73 1979 2006,’07, ‘08, ‘09 1989 2001,’02,’03 1967 1986 1990 2003,‘04,’05, ’06 2000,’01,’02 1968 2004,’05,’06,’07 1983,’84,’85 1962,’63,’64,’65 1978,’79,’80 1957 2005,’06,’07 1969,’70,’71,’72 1967,’68 1978,’79,’80 1990,’91,’92,’93 1981,’82,’83,’84 1978 2006 1970 2000 1971 2005,’06,’07 1960,’61 1966,’67 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1958,’59 1994 1988,’89,’90 1973,’74 1982

Steve Hall Kyle Hallett Matt Halligan Richard Handy Brad Harman Jeff Harrison Bobby Harsh Jeff Hart Steve Hatch Joel Hawthorne Joe Header Anthony Heckert E.J. Heckert Carl Heinl Don Henry Tim Henry Louis Hentsch Ed Hermanski Glenn Hilbish Greg Hill Jayson Hill Shaun Hinssen Mike Hinton Buddy Hoebner Jerry Hoover John Hoover Brian Horning Russ Howard Bill Hudkins Dave Hudson Frank Huff Robert Huffman Denny Hutchinson

I

Jeff Inman

J

Tim Jack John Jasin Dave Jaslin Jack Jones Jason Jones Gary Joseph Jeff Joseph

K

Gene Kallmeyer George Kaschak Rich Keagy Howard Kelly John Kelly Mike Kimler Jeff Kimmel Brian Kimutis Matt King Reggie Kline Jason Klinger Garrett Knoll Adam Kocik Brian Kordal Dan Kormushoff Dick Kostko John Kostko Tom Krengel Doug Kruthaupt Andy Kubik Greg Kulick Vic Kuchmaner Kevin Kumazec Brian Kuner, Mgr.

L

Gary Lane Mike Langguth Gary LeBarre Mike LeBarre Rob Lee Keith Lees Jim Lenehan Mike Lelakus Charlie Lenhard Joe Lenk Jeff Levy

1988,’90,’91,’92 2007, ‘08, ‘09 2002,’03 1964 1987 1997,’98,’99,’00 1982 1988,’89,’90 1971,’72 1984,’85,’86,’87 1995,’96,’97,’98 1997 1993,’94,’95 1955,’56 1960 1975 1979,’80 1988,’89,’90,’91 1954 1972,’73 1996,’97,’98,’99 2002,’03,’04, 05 1987,’88 1986,’87 1974,’75,’76 1967,’68,’69,’70 1973,’74,’75 1966,’68,’69,’70 1986 1989,’90,’91,’92 1960 2009 1979 1970 1978,79,’80,’81 1971,’72,’73 1976 1975,’77,’78,’79 1999 1977,’78 1975,’76,’77 1978,’79 1986,’87,’89,’90 1988 1953,’54 1975 1991,’92 1989,’90 2003,’04,’05,’06 1994 1986 1999 2005, ’06, ‘08 1990,’91 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1977,’78,’79,’80 1967 1961,’62 1952,’53,’54 2003,’04,’05 1989 2002 1983,’84 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1988 1999 2001 1976 1975,’76 1985 1982 1968,’69,’70,’71 1975,’76 2004,’05,’06,’07 1952,’53,’54,’55 1995


UA LETTERWINNERS Ross Liersemann Chase Liggett Tom Lindhe Brad Lingenhoel Jim Liptacik Andy Liptak Mark Little Lynn Livelsberger Alex Loftin Don Lombardi John Lotto Kevin Lowery Jeff Luca Justin Lucas Ryan Lucas Rob Lynn

M

Ken Mackovic Tony Maccani Chris Maczko Craig Maefs, Mgr. Skip Maffei, Mgr. Jeff Magada Terry Mahl Mark Malaska Jose Malpica Mike Malyuk Dave Manderine Sean Manfredonia Mike Marinics Charlie Marquess Keene Marstrell Rick Martorano John Massarelli Armand Mastantuono Todd Maynard Bob McCarthy Ben McCauley Craig McClelland Kevin McCollum Al McConihe Bill McGee Mike McGuire Billy McKinney Zack McKinney Dave McKoski Doug McNulty Brian Meholick Frank Mendoza Glenn Mertes Ken Meyer Wade Meyer Todd Mezlak Vince Miksa Tom Miller Gene Moirano Bryan Moledor Ryan Moledor Dave Montanino Ty Moorhead Jay Morgan Jim Morrison Jim Moryan Shawn Mulligan Don Murray Bryan Murvine

N

Mark Nash Russ Nelson Joe Nemeth Carl Neroni Larry Norton

O

Don Oldham Jim Olson Larry Ondecker John Opron Drew Orlando Joe Oster

2003,’04,’05,’06 2006 2000,’01,’02,’03 1986 1970,’71 1957,’58 1973,’74,’75 1965 2009 1957’,58,’59,’60 1969 1999, 2000 1985,’86,’87 2000,’01,’02,’03 2001 1991,’92,’93 1964 2004 2000,’01,’02 1972,’73 1967,’68,’69,’70 1984,’85,’86 2000,’01 1998,’99,’00 1998 1965,’66,’68 1989,’90,’91,92 1999,’00,’01 1954 1965,’66,’67,’68 2008 1975 1985,’86,’87 1993,’94 1994,’95,’96,’97 1985,’86 1999,’00,’01,’02 1981,’82,’83 1978 1989,’90,’91,’92 1964 1990,’91 2003,’04,’05,’07 2002 1955,’56 2005,’06,’07, ‘08 1998,’99,’00 2002,’03 1994,’95 1968 1967,’68,’69 1997,’98 2000 1970,’71 1954 1994,’95,’97 1996,’97,’98,’99 1973,’74,’75 2000,’01 1962,’63,’64 1964,65 1970,’71,’72,’73 1979 1978,’79 1994 1996,’97,’98 1959,’60,’61,’62 1957 1973,’74,’75,’76 1971,’72 1958 1965,’66,’67,’68 1955,’56,’57,’58 1988 1976 1982

Dan Stiffler Steve Stocker Jay Stoner Mike Stoops Bill Sturm Rob Susey Dan Swallie Mike Swearingen Nick Sweetnich Jeff Sweitzer Bill Swertfager Bob Swertfager, Tr. Ron Swertfager

T

Jayson Hill was a four-year letterwinner at Akron from 1996-99. His 41 career doubles are ranked 8th on the school’s all-time list, while his 20 home runs rank 9th. Barry Oswald C. Otis

P

Charles Paperone Joe Paris Phil Parisi Jim Park Kevin Parsons Jeff Partin Jared Patterson Drew Patton Lou Pederi Joe Peel Lawrence Penn Jim Peroli Jeff Peterson Bob Petrovich Brian Petrucci Terry Pettorini George Phillips Rick Phillips Rudy Piekarski Jake Plata John Ploenes James Podgorney Scott Pollock Jack Powers Ashley Price Ray Protich Sue Puglia, Jr. Joe Pukansky Jim Putko

R

Joe Rafalowski Carl Rakich Tom Ramer Bob Raynow Chuck Redleski Mike Reese Jim Reis Joe Reitmeier Kevin Ricciuti Dennis Richwine Aaron Ridgley Rick Rist Brian Roberts Matt Roberts Kevin Robinson Bob Roeger Dave Roller Jeff Rollyson Ryne Romick Jeff Ronevich Andy Roseberry Steve Rosiek Bob Roth John Rudy

1981 1959 1968,’69 1990,’91,’92 1968,’69,’70,’71 1982 1971,’72,’73 1980,’81 2005,’07, ‘08 1976,’77,’78,’79 2001,’02 1956 2008, 09 1967,’68,’69,’70 1980,’81 1957,’58 1994,’95,’96,’97 2004 1988,’89 1981 1960 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1976 2008, ‘09 1979,’80,’81,’82 1968,’70,’71 1995 1954 1992 1996,’97,’98 1995 1975,’76,’77 1966,’67,’68,’69 1979,’80,’81 1954 1976,’77 1975 1970,’71 1986 2004 1975 2000 1970,’71 1997,’98,’99,’00 2006,’07, ‘08, ‘09 1988,’89 1962 1961,’64,’65,’66 1989,’90,’91,’92 2006,’07, ‘08, ‘09 1991,’92,’93,’94 1994,’95,’96 1989 1995,’96,’97 1964

P.J. Ruiter Ron Rust Glen Ryan

S

Steve Sabatina Steve Sada Rob Sakey Tony Samad Don Sampsen Dave Saunders, Tr. Brett Savage Ted Sawyer Mike Saylor Nate Saylor Howard Schaitberger Jon Schuck Larry Schwalbach Bernie Schwartz Pat Sedmock Lou Seiler Mike Selway Mike Serdinak Bruce Serfass Steve Shade Mark Shafer Rich Shaffer Asif Shah Jack Shanks Mike Shardy Brian Sharp John Shea Ben Shepherd Frank Sherman Jeff Shirley Joe Shuman Mark Sidari Paul Simmer Bobby Simone Bob Simpson Ben Singer Jerry Sipka Tom Sirna Dave Smith Joe Smith George Snider Brian Snoddy Rick Snyder Nick Solitario Dick Sooy George Sosebee Al Spencer Tom Spitale Darek Stanfield Chuck Steidl Brady Steineck Wayne Stephany Bruce Stevens Chris Stevers

1990 1986 1993,’94 1975,’76,’77 1985,’86,’87,’88 1990,’91,’92,’93 2001,’02,’04,’05 1978 1987 2006,’07, ‘08, ‘09 1969 1976,’77 1999, 2000 1963 1995 1966 1959,’60,’61,’62 1992,’93,’94 1964,’65,’66,’67 1988,’89 1990,’91,’92 1972,’73 1982 1988,’89 1968 2004 1963 1977 1990,’91,’92 1967 2001 1955,’57,’58 1992,’94,’96 1961,’62,’63,’64 1975 1989,’90,’91,’92 2008, ‘09 1972,’73,’74 1994,’95,’96,’97 1961,’62,’63,’64 1971,’72,’73,’74 1982,’85,’86 1998 1973,’74 1992 1986,’87 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1967 1955 1955 1982,’83,’84,’85 2002,’03,’04,’05 1965 2001,’02,’03,’04 1966,’67,’69 1983 1992,’93,’94,’95

Mike Taylor Tim Taylor Marc Thomas Steve Thompson Jack Tidyman Mike Tilkey Andy Trbovich Tony Trunzo Mike Tuel John Turk Drew Turocy Frank Turocy Mike Twiddy Don Tyler

U

Joe Underation

V

Shane Valigora Ron Vargo Aaron Vaughn Israel Victor Glenn Vietmeier Alex Villanviva, Tr.

1976 1969,’70,’71 1991,’92 1993,’94,’95 1955,’56,’57 1992,’93,’94,’95 2000,’01,’02,’03 2000 2003 1991 1980,’81,’82,’83 1985 1984,’85,’86,’87 1989,’91,’92,’93 1996,’97,’98,’99 1993,’95,’96,’97 1977 1958,’59 1981,’82,’83,’84 1997,’99 1976,’77 1984,’85,’86,’87 2007, ‘08, ‘09 2008 2006,’07, ‘08, ‘09 1972 1962 1988,’89 1998 1955 1996,’97 2003 1990 1987,’88

W

Bill Washnock 1956,’59 Sean Wardle 1999, 2000 Bob Waters 1966,’67,’68 Pat Watt 2002,’04, ’06 George Weigand 1970,’71,’72 Dan Weitz 1981 Craig Welch 2001,’02,’03,’04 Dave Wells 1978,’79 Tom Welsh 1969,’70,’71 Bob Westbeld 1967,’68,’69 Brandon White 2008, ‘09 Clarke White 2000,’01 Scott Wightman 1986 John Wilkinson 1996,’98,’99, 2000 Cary Willgren 1977,’78,’79,’80 J. Williams 1959 M. Williams 1971 Stephen Williams, Jr 2003,’04,’05,’06 Richard Williams 1960,’62,’63,’64 Tim Wilson 1976,77 Jason Winkler 1999, 2000,’01 Brian Winn 1978 David Wipkowski 2000,’01,’02 Terry Woodcock 1960 Rick Woodill 1972,’73 Dave Wrigley 1982,’83,’84,’85

Y

Kevin Yelinek Zach Yike Dave Yoder Dave Young Don Young Tom Yuras

Z

Jim Zakely Steven Zemanek II

1992,’93,’94 2007, ‘08, ‘09 1994,’95,’96,’97 1956,’57,’58,’59 1957,’58,’59,’60 1988 1958 2007, ‘08, ‘09

Bold - indicates current player

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CONFERENCE HISTORY • RECORDS CONFERENCE FINISH/RECORD YEAR 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

G 12 14 12 11 16 13 14 16 19 21 13 22 16 19 20 19 26 30 29 33 34 34 38 40 36 46 49 43 60 51 48 62 60 53 59 48 54 60 60 55 54 58 60 54 51 56 56 50 51 52 53 54 51 47 49 52

CONFERENCE Ohio Athletic Independent Ohio Valley Mid-Continent Mid-American

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

AFFILIATION Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Ohio Athletic Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Ohio Valley Ohio Valley Ohio Valley Ohio Valley Ohio Valley Ohio Valley Ohio Valley Independent Independent Mid-Continent Mid-Continent Mid-Continent Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American Mid-American

CONFERENCE TOTALS YEARS 1954-’66 1967-’80, 1988-’89 1981-’87 1990-’92 1993-2009

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FINISH(RECORD) 1st (6-1-0) 6th (5-5-0) 3rd (5-1-0) 4th (5-2-0) N/A N/A N/A 14th (unknown) 8th (7-8-0) 3rd (9-4-0) 2nd (8-3-0) 5th (10-5-0) 15th (2-9-0) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A (1-7-1) (5-7-0) (8-7-0) (5-12-0) (9-7-0) (11-4-0) N/A N/A 4th (7-5-0) 1st (8-4-0) 2nd (15-7-0) 10th (7-23-0) 8th (10-16-0) 4th (18-12-0) T 3rd (18-14-0) 7th (14-17-0) 10th (10-18-0) 10th (10-22-0) 5th-E (12-15-0) 6th-E (9-18-0) 5th-E (8-19-0) 4th-E (12-15-0) 4th-E (11-12-0) 2nd-E (11-8-0) 5th-E (8-18-0) 4th-E (8-16-0) 4th-E (8-13-0) 5th-E (12-15-0)

RECORD 116-82-1 253-304-3 228-141-8 105-68-1 371-456-0

ALL-TIME TEAM RECORDS

CATEGORY RECORD YEAR(S) Most Consecutive Winnings Seasons 10 1978-’87 Most Consecutive Losing Seasons 7 1998-2004 Most Games Played 62 1985 Most Victories in a Season 42 1992 Most Losses in a Season 36 1999, 2006 Most Ties in a Season 2 1981,’82,’85 Highest Winning % (30+ games) .700 (42-18) 1992 Longest Winning Streak 16 games 1992 Longest Season-Opening Winning Streak 10 games 1981 Most Shutouts, Season 6 1982,’83,’89,’91 Most Consecutive Shutouts 3 1989 Most Games Shut Out in a Season 9 1976 Most Runs Scored 36 vs. Wooster 1873 Most Runs Scored By Opponent 39 by Reserve 1876 Largest Margin Of Victory 27 vs. West Chester 1994 Longest Game 18 Innings vs. NC State 2009

PROGRAM NOTEABLES

Back-to-Back No Hitters Doug Christ vs. Case Western Reserve and Malone 1975 No-Hitters Doug Christ vs. Case Western Reserve 1975 Doug Christ vs. Malone 1975 Fred Baldwin vs. Walsh 1978 Andy Finley vs. Cincinnati 1990 Hit for the Cycle Doug McNulty vs. Bowling Green Apr. 21, 2006 Triple Play Turned vs. Ohio 1996 Most Consecutive Games Played 203-Bill Swertfager 1980-83 Most Strikeouts in a Game 20 vs. NC State 2009 Longest Hitting Streak 28-Steve Sada 1988 Longest Winning Streaks 13 games 1992 10 games 1981 9 games ’07, ’97, ’91, ’82 8 games ’82 (2x) Longest Losing Streaks 11 games ’99, ’06 10 games ’06, ’93


UA RECORDS

GAME/SEASON/CAREER (BATTING) GAMES PLAYED Season: 61 Tom Spitale, Dave Wrigley Career: 224 Steve Sada

1985 1985-88

AT-BATS Game: 8 held by many Season: 226 Steve Sada Career: 762 Jeff Fisher

1988 1990-94

RUNS Game: 5 5 Season: 73 Career: 204 204

SINGLES Game: 5 Jeff Rollyson vs. Vermont Season: 68 Steve Sada Career: 195 Steve Sada

TRIPLES Game: Season: Career:

2 2 2 2 2 10 19 19

HOME RUNS Game: 3 Season: 14 12 12 12 12 Career: 41 28 28

1988 1985-88 1991 1988 1985-88

Mark Malaska vs. Miami (Ohio) 2000 Mark Malaska vs. Ball St 1999 Mark Malaska vs. Cleveland St 1999 Mark Malaska vs. E. Kentucky 1999 Jeff Rollyson vs. Wm Jewell 1991 Sean Carmichael vs. Cincinnati 1988 Bill Swertfager vs. W. Connecticut 1983 John Barnett vs. Slippery Rock 1975 Brian Petrucci 1997 Brian Petrucci 1994-97 Jay Bartos vs. Duquesne Jay Bartos vs. Ball State Joel Hawthorne vs. Walsh Steve Sada vs. Ill.-Chicago Andy Capraruolo vs. YSU Steve Sada Steve Sada Joel Hawthorne Doug McNulty Mike Doerbecker Dan Swallie Brian Becker Kurt Davidson Doug McNulty Kurt Davidson Mike Doerbecker Dick Duncan

RUNS BATTED IN Game: 10 Mark Malaska vs. UMES 10 Jim Bruni vs. Valparaiso Season: 69 John Beckwith Career: 180 Kurt Davidson 171 Brian Petrucci 171 Dick Duncan BATTING AVERAGE Season: .465 Bill Butcher Career: .414 John Beckwith ON-BASE AVERAGE Season: .539 Dave Fleischer .539 Tony Trunzo Career: .496 Mike Birkbeck TOTAL BASES Game: 12 12 12 Season: 143 Career: 430

GAMES Season: Career:

Mark Malaska vs. UMES 1999 Mark Malaska vs. E. Kentucky 1999 Jeff Rollyson 1991 Jeff Rollyson 1989-92 Joel Hawthorne 1984-87

HITS Game: 5 held by 12 Season: 94 Steve Sada Career: 266 Steve Sada

DOUBLES Game: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Season: 24 Career: 61

GAME/SEASON/CAREER (PITCHING)

Doug McNulty vs. Kent State John Massarelli vs Malone Tom Spitale vs Mt. Union John Beckwith Kurt Davidson

1995 1995 1987 1986 2005 1988 1985-88 1984-87 2008 1999 2002 1987 2006, ‘08 2008 2005-’08 1996-99 1981-84 1999 1990 1988 2005-08 1994-97 1981-84 1958 1988-89 1986 1976 1980-83 2008 1987 1984 1988 2005-08

Kurt Davidson, a four-year letterwinner from 2004-08 and current assistant coach, holds a number of school records, including the career mark for home runs (41), RBIs (180) and total bases (430). SLUGGING PERCENTAGE Season: .729 Brian Petrucci Career: .658 John Beckwith

1997 1988-89

EXTRA BASE HITS Game: 4 Sean Carmichael vs. UC 4 John Massarelli vs. Malone 4 Tom Spitale vs. Mt Union Season: 36 Brian Petrucci Career: 98 Brian Petrucci

1990 1987 1984 1997 1994-97

STOLEN BASES Game: 6 Dave Fleischer vs. Urbana Season: 51 Jeff Rollyson Career: 140 Jeff Rollyson

1985 1991 1989-92

HIT BY PITCH Season: 23 22 21 17 17 16 16 Career: 74

Brian Kimutis Brian Kimutis Brian Kimutis Charlie Lenhard Andy Capraruolo Brian Petrucci Keith Dambrot Brian Kimutis

2004 2006 2005 2007 2004 1995 1980 2003-06

SACRIFICES Season: 12 Career: 22

Brian Kimutis Jeff Ronevich

2005 1991-94

MOST WALKS Game: 5 Dave Montanino vs. Ashland Season: 59 Mike McGuire Career 135 Rob Susey

1975 1990 1992-95

STRIKEOUTS Game: 5 Rob Susey vs. Jacksonville Season: 61 Doug McNulty Career: 182 Doug McNulty

1995 2006 2005-08

FEWEST STRIKEOUTS Season: 3 Dick Brown Career: 28 Tony Firmstone

1978 1984-88

29 22 22 22 73

Darek Stanfield Joe Header Joe Cravens Don Coleman Patrick Gliha

2004 1997 1996 1983 2004-07

INNINGS Game: 11 Season: 95.1 95.1 Career: 334.0

Doug Crist vs. Kent Ross Liersemann Tim Dobos Ross Liersemann

1975 2005 1988 2003-06

VICTORIES Season: 9 9 9 Career: 24

Todd Maynard Mike Birkbeck Randy Ecrement Mike Birkbeck

1996 1982 1992 1980-83

RECORD Season: 6-0 Jeff Fondriest 6-0 Ty Gowins Career: 14-1 Don Coleman

1984 1982 1981-84

CONSECUTIVE WINS Season: 6 Jeff Fondriest 6 Ty Gowins Career: 13 Don Coleman

1984 1982 1981-84

EARNED RUN AVERAGE Season: 0.37 Ray Glinsky Career: 1.13 Dave Young

1965 1956-59

OPPONENTS’ BATTING AVERAGE Season: .144 Doug Crist Career: .211 Mike Birkbeck

1975 1980-83

MOST WALKS Season: 52 Matt Coughlin Career: 152 Mark Shafer

1985 1988-90

FEWEST WALKS Season: 9 Jim Olson (58.2 IP) Career: 38 Jim Olson (160.2 IP)

1966 1965-68

STRIKEOUTS Game: 16 Dave Young vs. Hiram Season: 115 Dave Young Career: 315 Dave Young

1958 1959 1956-59

BEST STRIKEOUT AVERAGE/GAME Season: 11.5 Dave Young (10 games) Career: 10.5 Dave Young (31 games)

1959 1956-59

SAVES Season: 14 12 6 Career: 26 10

2005 2004 2003 2004-05 2000-03 1985-88

Darek Stanfield Darek Stanfield Dan Swallie Darek Stanfield Dan Swallie Dave Cappuzzello

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS (BATTING) AT-BATS 1. Steve Sada 2. Kevin Haas Sean Carmichael 4. John Beckwith 5. Andy Capraruolo 6. Jeff Fisher Matt Roberts 8. Kurt Davidson 9. Jeff Fisher Doug McNulty

NO. 226 225 225 218 217 211 210 207 206 206

YEAR 1988 2009 1988 1988 2005 1992 2009 2006 1991 2006

HITS 1. Steve Sada 2. John Beckwith 3. Sean Carmichael 4. Brian Petrucci Brian Petrucci 6. Jeff Fisher 7. Kevin Haas Mike Taylor 9. Kevin Haas 10. Ty Moorhead

NO. 94 90 87 79 79 76 74 74 73 73

YEAR 1988 1988 1988 1997 1996 1991 2008 1992 2009 2001

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UA RECORDS BATTING AVERAGE (min.: 40 AB) Name # at-bats 1. Bill Butcher 73 2. Jim Moryan 90 3. Dan Kormushoff 116 4. Brian Petrucci 188 Kyle Hallett 50 6. John Massarelli 167 7. John Beckwith 156 8. Steve Sada 173 9. Steve Sada 226 10. Dave Wrigley 157 11. Tom Byers 75 John Beckwith 218 Mike Birkbeck 155 Tom Byers 75

Avg. .465 .433 422 .420 .420 .419 .417 .416 416 .414 .413 .413 .413 .413

10.

Year 1958 1972 1979 1997 2008 1987 1989 1987 1988 1984 1963 1988 1983 1963

HOME RUNS 1. Mike Doerbecker 2. Brian Becker Kurt Davidson Doug McNulty Dan Swallie 6. Ryan Frazee Jeff Fisher 8. Kurt Davidson Matt Roberts Mike Birkbeck Brian Petrucci Rob Susey John Beckwith Dick Duncan

NO. 14 12 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

YEAR 1999 1987 2006, ‘08 2008 2002 2009 1991 2007 2009 1982 1997 1995 1988 1983

RBI 1. John Beckwith 2. Brian Petrucci 3. Brian Petrucci Mike Kimler 5. Jeff Fisher 6. Mike Doerbecker Dick Duncan 8. Mike Taylor Brian Becker Tom Spitale

NO. 69 65 57 57 56 53 53 52 52 52

YEAR 1988 1997 1996 1991 1991 1999 1982 1992 1987 1985

RUNS 1. Jeff Rollyson 2. Jeff Rollyson 3. Sean Carmichael 4. Bill Swertfager 5. Steve Sada 6. Jeff Fisher 7. Sean Carmichael Joel Hawthorne 9. Rob Arnold Steve Sada 11. Matt Roberts 12. Kevin Haas

NO. 73 71 68 65 64 63 62 62 59 59 54 52

YEAR 1991 1992 1988 1982 1987 1991 1989 1987 1997 1988 2009 2008

DOUBLES 1. Brian Petrucci 2. Mike Taylor 3. Mark Malaska 4. John Beckwith 5. Mike Taylor 6. Israel Victor 7. Brian Petrucci Sean Carmichael Charlie Lenhard Kurt Davidson 11. Kevin Haas Charlie Lenhard Jayson Hill Doug McNulty Steve Sada Craig Welch

NO. 24 23 22 21 20 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16

YEAR 1997 1992 1999 1988 1993 2003 1996 1988 2006 2008 2009 2007 1999 2006 1987 2002

TRIPLES NO. 1. Steve Sada 10 2. Joel Hawthorne 7 Dan Kormushoff 7 4. Vic Kuchmaner 6 Bill Goddard 6 6. Brian Roberts 5 Mike Kimler 5 Steve Sada 5 Bill Butcher 5 10. Brian Kordal (+14 others) 4

YEAR 1988 1984 1979 1983 1979 1999 1991 1982 1958 2009

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Jeff Fisher was inducted into the Varsity “A” Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the school’s all-time leader in atbats (762) and is ranked second with 246 career hits. STOLEN BASES 1. Jeff Rollyson 2. Jeff Rollyson 3. John Massarelli 4. Bill Swertfager 5. Steve Sada 6. Bill Swertfager 7. Jeff Fisher Steve Sada 9. Jeff Fisher 10. Steve Sada

NO. 49 44 38 37 33 31 30 30 29 28

YEAR 1991 1992 1987 1982 1987 1981 1992 1988 1991 1986

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS (FIELDING) ASSISTS 1. Bill Hagey 2. Rob Susey 3. Kevin Haas 4. Mike McGuire 5. Rob Susey 6. Doug Kruthaupt 7. Bill Swertfager 8. Bryan Moledor 9. Doug Kruthaupt 10. Brian Kimutis

POS. SS SS SS SS SS SS 2B SS 2B/SS 2B

NO. 169 168 167 156 149 148 144 143 135 134

YEAR 1988 1992 2009 1991 1995 2004 1982 1995 2003 2006

PUT OUTS 1. Mike Taylor 2. John Beckwith 3. Mike Taylor 4. Kurt Davidson 5. Jim Gemler 6. Craig Welch 7. Dave Fleischer 8. Brian Kordal 9. Dan Swallie 10. Dave Fleischer

POS. 1B 1B 1B C/1B 1B/3B 1B 1B 1B 1B/DH 1B

NO. 487 486 458 410 406 399 386 380 375 364

YEAR 1988 1988 1993 2005 2001 2004 1986 2009 2002 1985

POS. SS SS SS 3B SS SS 2B SS 3B SS C

NO. 31 27 27 27 25 24 23 23 23 22 22

YEAR 1995 1987 1986 1982 1985 1992 1991 1991 1988 1980 1979

ERRORS 1. Bryan Moledor 2. Mike Tuel Mike Tuel Dick Duncan 5. Mike Tuel 6. Rob Susey 7. Al McConihe Mike McGuire Mike Selway 10. Dan Kormushoff Gene Kallmeyer

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS (PITCHING) VICTORIES 1. Todd Maynard Randy Ecrement Mike Birkbeck 4. Billy McKinney

NO. 9 9 9 8

YEAR 1996 1992 1982 2004

Joe Header Randy Ecrement Aaron DeAnna Tim Dobos Ray Glinsky Frank Mendoza Sean Wardle Ben Singer Jim Benedict Steve Hall Matt Coughlin Pat Gliha Dave Young

8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

1995 1994 1992 1988 1965 2003 2000 1997 1995 1992 1985 1985 1958

ERA (min.: 24 IP) 1. Ray Glinsky * 2. Dave Young 3. Joe Lenk 4. Dave Young 5. Andy Liptak 6. Jim Barton 7. Tom Adolph 8. Ray Glinsky 9. Jim Barlow Jim Barton *Best In Nation

ERA 0.37 0.54 0.58 0.65 0.79 0.93 1.01 1.03 1.07 1.07

IP 72.0 68.0 30.0 54.2 67.2 77.0 43.2 52.1 51.0 42.0

YEAR 1965 1958 1955 1957 1958 1965 1962 1962 1972 1964

INNINGS 1. Ross Liersemann 2. Ross Liersemann Tom Dobos 4. Billy McKinney 5. Jim Benedict 6. Mike Lelakus 7. Dave Beem 8. Tom Farmer 9. Ben McCauley 10. Frank Mendoza Randy Ecrement Ben McCauley

IP 112.0 95.1 95.1 88.2 87.1 86.0 82.1 80.2 80.1 78.1 78.1 78.1

YEAR 2006 2005 1988 2004 1995 1976 1961 2006 2001 2003 1994 2002

STRIKEOUTS 1. Dave Young 2. Jim Barton 3. Ross Liersemann 4. Dave Young 5. Tom Farmer 6. Pat Gliha 7. John Wilkinson 8. Mike Birkbeck 9. Billy McKinney 10. Ray Glinsky

Ks 115 112 95 88 87 83 81 79 78 72

YEAR 1959 1965 2006 1958 2006 1984 1999 1979 2004 1962

CAREER RECORDS (BATTING) AT-BATS 1. Kurt Davidson 2. Jeff Fisher 3. Doug McNulty 4. Steve Sada 5. Joel Hawthorne 6. Mike Taylor 7. Brady Steineck Mike Doerbecker 9. Sean Carmichael 10. Bill Swertfager

NO. 807 762 742 729 685 683 682 682 678 670

YEARS 2005-08 1990-94 2005-08 1985-88 1984-87 1989-93 2001-04 1996-99 1986-89 1980-83

HITS 1. Steve Sada 2. Kurt Davidson 3. Jeff Fisher 4. Brian Petrucci 5. Sean Carmichael 6. Mike Taylor 7. Dave Fleischer 8. Doug McNulty 9 Dave Wrigley Bill Swertfager

NO. 266 253 246 243 236 234 233 230 219 219

YEARS 1985-88 2005-08 1990-94 1994-97 1986-89 1989-93 1983-86 2005-08 1982-85 1980-83

BATTING AVERAGE 1. John Beckwith 2. Jack Tidyman 3. Brian Petrucci 4. Mike Birkbeck 5. Steve Sada 6. Dave Fleischer 7. Brian Horning 8. Sean Carmichael 9. Mike Taylor 10. Dick Duncan

NO. .414 .382 .377 .367 .365 .360 .356 .348 .343 .342

YEARS 1988-89 1958-59 1994-97 1980-83 1985-88 1983-86 1973-75 1986-89 1989-93 1981-84


UA RECORDS HOME RUNS 1. Kurt Davidson 2. Mike Doerbecker Dick Duncan 4. Brian Becker 5. Brian Petrucci Mike Birkbeck 7. Jeff Fisher Bill Swertfager Doug McNulty 10. Rob Susey

NO. 41 28 28 26 25 25 23 23 23 21

YEARS 2005-08 1996-99 1981-84 1985-88 1994-97 1980-83 1990-94 1980-83 2005-08 1992-95

RBI 1. Kurt Davidson 2. Brian Petrucci Dick Duncan 4. Jeff Fisher 5. Dave Fleischer 6. Brian Becker 7. Mike Doerbecker 8. Steve Sada 9. Joel Hawthorne 10. Sean Carmichael

NO. 180 171 171 163 162 146 144 141 139 131

YEARS 2005-08 1994-97 1981-84 1990-94 1983-86 1985-88 1996-99 1985-88 1984-87 1986-89

RUNS 1. Jeff Rollyson Joel Hawthorne 3. Steve Sada 4. Dave Fleischer 5. Bill Swertfager 6. Jeff Fisher 7. Sean Carmichael 8. Mike Doerbecker 9. Brian Petrucci 10. Dave Wrigley

NO. 204 204 203 197 195 181 171 158 155 166

YEARS 1989-92 1984-87 1985-88 1983-86 1980-83 1990-94 1986-89 1996-99 1994-97 1982-85

DOUBLES 1. Brian Petrucci 2. Mike Taylor 3. Kurt Davidson 4. Mark Malaska 5. Doug McNulty 6. Mike Doerbecker 7. Sean Carmichael 8. Brian Becker 9. Dave Fleischer 10. Charlie Lenhard Jayson Hill Jeff Fisher Bill Swertfager

NO. 61 60 52 49 47 46 45 44 43 41 41 41 41

YEARS 1994-97 1989-93 2001-05 1998-00 2005-08 1996-99 1986-89 1985-88 1983-86 2004-07 1996-99 1990-94 1980-83

TRIPLES 1. Steve Sada Joel Hawthorne 3. Jeff Fisher 4. Dan Kormushoff 5. Brian Petrucci Jeff Rollyson Bill Swertfager 8. Brian Petrucci Rob Susey Dave Fleischer

NO. 19 19 14 12 11 11 11 9 9 9

YEARS 1985-88 1984-87 1990-94 1977-80 1994-97 1989-92 1980-83 1994-96 1992-95 1983-86

GAMES PLAYED 1. Steve Sada 2. Rob Susey Jeff Fisher 4. Joel Hawthorne 5. Dave Wrigley 6. Dave Fleischer 7. Mike Doerbecker Jeff Ronevich 9. Bill Swertfager 10. Mike Taylor

NO. 224 219 219 217 214 210 206 206 203 202

YEARS 1985-88 1992-95 1990-94 1984-87 1982-85 1983-86 1996-99 1991-94 1980-83 1989-93

STOLEN BASES 1. Jeff Rollyson 2. Steve Sada 3. Bill Swertfager 4. Jeff Fisher 5. Dave Fleischer 6. John Massarelli 7. Reggie Auzenne 8. Joel Hawthorne Dave Wrigley 10. Joe Rafalowski

NO. 140 107 98 72 67 64 58 51 51 41

YEARS 1989-92 1985-88 1980-83 1990-94 1983-86 1985-87 1978-80 1982-85 1982-85 1975-77

CAREER RECORDS (PITCHING) VICTORIES 1. Mike Birkbeck 2. Dave Young 3. Tim Dobos 4. John Wilkinson Randy Ecrement Mark Draa 7. Todd Maynard Joe Header 9. Ben Singer Ray Glinsky Pat Gliha EARNED RUN AVERAGE 1. Dave Young 2. Jim Barton 3. Ray Glinsky 4. Tom Adolph 5. Mike Birkbeck 6. Tim Dobos 7. Drew Patton 8. Mike Serdinak 9. Aaron DeAnna 10. D. Cappuzzello

Ross Liersemann finished his UA career as the school’s all-time leader in innings pitched (334.0). His 256 career strikeouts rank third in Akron history.

TOTAL BASES 1. Kurt Davidson 2. Brian Petrucci 3. Jeff Fisher 4. Steve Sada 5. Doug McNulty 6. Dave Fleischer 7. Bill Swertfager 8. Sean Carmichael 9. Mike Taylor 10. Joel Hawthorne

NO. 430 401 384 382 360 354 351 343 334 318

YEARS 2001-05 1994-97 1990-94 1985-88 2005-08 1983-86 1980-83 1986-89 1989-93 1984-87

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE 1. Mike Birkbeck 2. Dave Fleischer 3. Keith Dambrot 4. John Beckwith 5. Brian Petrucci 6. Mike McGuire 7. Joel Hawthorne 8. Jeff Rollyson 9. Sean Carmichael Mike Tilkey

NO. .496 .488 .480 .479 .475 .469 .465 .463 .455 .455

YEARS 1980-83 1983-86 1979-81 1988-89 1994-97 1990-91 1984-87 1989-92 1986-89 1982-85

IP 246.0 163.0 191.0 204.2 198.0 279.2 146.1 104.2 125.2 116.1

YEARS 1980-83 1956-59 1985-88 1996-00 1991-94 1983-87 1994-97 1995-98 1994-97 1962-65 1983-85 ERA 1.13 1.44 1.65 2.33 3.00 3.41 3.44 3.53 3.65 3.79

YEARS 1956-59 1963-65 1962-65 1960-63 1980-83 1985-88 1976-79 1990-93 1991-94 1985-88

STRIKEOUTS 1. Dave Young 2. Tim Dobos 3. Ross Liersemann 4. Jim Barton 5. John Wilkinson 6. Tom Farmer 7. Ray Glinksy 8. Mike Birkbeck 9. Steve Hall 10. Pat Gliha

NO. 315 258 256 254 236 232 214 209 180 178

YEARS 1956-59 1985-88 2003-06 1963-65 1996-00 2005-09 1962-65 1980-83 1988-92 1983-85

PITCHING APPEARANCES 1. Patrick Gliha 2. Tom Farmer 3. Joe Header 4. Joe Cravens 5. Frank Turocy 6. John Wilkinson Jeff Hart Don Coleman 9. Mike Birkbeck Ross Liersemann

NO. 73 69 64 62 61 58 58 58 56 56

YEARS 2004-07 2005-09 1995-98 1994-97 2005-09 1996-00 1988-91 1981-84 1980-83 2003-06

INNINGS PITCHED 1. Ross Liersemann 2. Tim Dobos 3. Frank Turocy 4. Tom Farmer 5. John Wilkinson 6. Joe Header 7. Dave Young 8. Billy McKinney 9. Randy Ecrement 10. Ben Singer

IP 334.0 279.2 278.0 264.0 249.2 247.0 246.0 224.1 222.1 212.0

YEARS 2003-06 1985-88 2005-09 2005-09 1996-00 1995-98 1956-59 2003-06, ’07 1991-94 1994-97

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON COACHING COMPOSITE

NO. 24 22 21 19 19 19 18 18 17 17 17

NAME Pat Bangtson Tim Berenyi Dave Fross Tom Adolph Harold Sloop Jim DiLauro Jim Dennison Dave Adolph Jim Cook Russell Beichly Glenn “Speed” Bosworth Fred Sefton Larry D. Ricker Frank Haggerty John Heisman NO COACH TOTALS

NO. SEASONS YEARS 4 2006-09 5 2001-05 27 1974-2000 4 1970-73 2 1960, 1969 2 1967-68 1 1966 2 1964-65 3 1961-63 13 1947-59 2 1931-32 12 1916-24, 1927-30 2 1925-26 5 1910-15 1 1894 25 110 1873-2009

RECORD WIN% 82-117-0 .412 107-153-0 .412 746-623-10 .546 47-70-1 .402 13-20-0 .394 7-30-1 .147 4-12-0 .250 24-11-0 .686 27-28-1 .491 101-62-1 .619 4-10-1 .286 40-50-0 .444 7-5-1 .583 19-15-0 .559 8-5-0 .615 40-81-3 .494 1276-1298-19 .494

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YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS 1880

1873-99

NOTE: Akron competed as Buchtel College from 1873-1913.

1873

Record: 1-4 Coach: None

Opponent Reserve Kenyon Wooster Cuyahoga Falls

Result L L W L

Score 24-25 8-21 38-20 26-35

1874

Record: 1-0 Coach: None

Opponent Reserve

Result Score W 8-0

1876

Record: 0-1 Coach: None Opponent Reserve

Record: 2-1 Coach: None Opponent Tallmadge Cuyahoga Falls Wadsworth

Record: 0-1 Coach: None Opponent Reserve

Result Score L 1-21

Opponent Wooster

1884

Record: 3-4 Coach: None Result Score W 29-14 L 1-23 W 22-6 W 5-0 L 4-17 L 6-12 L 6-7 W 5-0

Opponent Kenyon Kenyon Wooster Denison Ohio State Kenyon Denison Ohio State Werners

1891

Opponent Akron

1901-1920

1901

1906

Result Score L 3-9 W 18-7 L 8-20 L 4-13 W 8-5 L 2-8 W 7-1 L 5-7 L 4-5

Record: 0-4 Coach: None Result Score L 2-28 L 10-11 L 0-17 L 5-14

1903

Record: 0-2 Coach: None Opponent Wooster Hiram

1904

Record: 1-5 Coach: None Opponent Mount Union Wooster Reserve Hiram Mount Union Alumni

Result Score L 2-26 L 0-15 L 3-19 L 0-13 L 9-10 W 8-5

1905

Record: 2-1 Coach: None Opponent Hiram Reserve Alumni

Opponent Mount Union Hiram Case

Result Score W 4-3 L 1-9 W 15-2

Result Score W 7-5 L 7-10 L 3-19

1907

Opponent Baldwin-Wallace Oberlin Case Baldwin-Wallace Case

Result Score L 10-14 L 5-6 L 0-7 W 12-3 L 0-7

1908

Record: 1-2 Coach: None Opponent Baldwin-Wallace Baldwin-Wallace Hiram

Result Score L 4-10 L 4-8 W 6-1

1909

Record: 1-3 Coach: None Opponent Oberlin Baldwin-Wallace Case Hiram

Result Score L 3-9 W 10-8 L 2-19 L 0-5

1910

Record: 2-5 Coach: Frank Haggerty Opponent Result Score Hiram L 0-9 St.Ignatius L 1-4 Oberlin L 1-2 Hiram L 1-2 St. Ignatius W 6-5 Case L 1-3 Baldwin-Wallace W 11-2

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Opponent Werners Werners Werners Case Oberline Akron Akron Akron Hiram Cleveland Ohio State Denison Kenyon Case Kenyon Wadsworth Werners Denison Akron

Record: 10-8-1 Coach: None Result L W W W T L W W W L L L L W W W W L L

Score 2-6 15-3 23-0 9-3 4-4 6-7 13-12 13-10 11-0 3-6 4-9 1-14 10-12 16-7 9-0 21-1 23-3 7-12 3-10

1911

Record: 1-4 Coach: None

Result Score L 0-18 L 1-12

Result Score L 7-9 L 11-15 L 6-11 T 8-8 L 4-5 L 4-5 L 3-7 W 3-2 L 4-7

Result Score W n/a Record: 1-6 Coach: None

1902

Opponent Wooster Hiram Mount Union Mount Union

Result Score L 3-10 L 3-15 W 7-5 L 0-10 L 6-7 W 5-1 L 0-12 L 4-10 W 2-1

Record: 4-3 Coach: None

Record: 3-6 Coach: None

Opponent Reserve Actual Business College Hiram Mount Union Wooster Hiram Reserve Mount Union Wooster

Opponent Rubber Works Hiram Case Kenyon Denison Denison Ohio State Kenyon Ohio State

1893

Result Score L 11-22 T 11-11 L 5-11

1890

1879

1892

Record: 0-2-1 Coach: None

Record: 3-6 Coach: None Result Score L 8-18

Opponent Wadsworth Reserve Wooster Mount Union Reserve Wooster Reserve Mount Union

Result Score L 1-23 L 5-7 L 6-8 L 6-7 L 6-7 W 22-6

Opponent Mount Union Buckeyes Buckeyes

8-11 9-7 9-11 6-3 4-0 4-5

Record: 1-7-1 Coach: None

Record: 1-5 Coach: None Opponent Reserve Wooster Young Akrons Reserve Wooster Wooster

1878

Record: 0-1 Coach: None

L W L W W L

1882

Result Score L 4-39

1877

Result Score L 6-13 W 23-5 W 21-3

Wooster Wooster Kenyon Denison Ohio State Ohio State

1894

Record: 8-5 Coach: John Heisman Opponent Result Canton L Hiram W Canton L Canton W Akron L Hiram W Reserve W Akron W Allegheny W Allegheny W Allegheny L Canton W Cleveland L

Score 6-7 19-6 6-9 15-0 5-12 11-10 12-8 16-3 8-1 13-10 10-11 30-5 0-2

1895

Record: 1-4 Coach: None Opponent Old Leaguers Canton Case Baldwin-Wallace Cleveland A.C.

Result Score L 7-15 L 13-21 W 8-7 L 9-10 L 4-9

1897

Record: 2-2 Coach: None Opponent Akron Werners Mogadore Orioles

Result Score L 5-27 W 13-4 L 7-13 W 8-7

1899

Record: 1-2 Coach: None Opponent High School Case Allegheny

Result Score W 15-2 L 3-19 L 2-12

1916

Record: 2-5 Coach: Frank Haggerty Opponent Result Score Wooster W 1-0 Heidelberg L 1-7 Mount Union W 7-3 Heidelberg W 4-3 Case W 5-3 Hiram L 2-6 Mount Union L 2-10

Record: 3-4 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Kent Normal W 16-1 Case L 1-2 Mount Union L 6-7 Reserve W 8-6 Wooster L 1-10 Waseda U. of Japan L 1-6

1912

Record: 4-4 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Ohio University W 8-3 Marshall L 1-8 Ohio Northern L 2-5 Heidelberg W 4-3 Wooster L 0-9 Case W 14-2 Reserve W 3-2 Wooster L 5-8

1917

Record: 6-1 Coach: Frank Haggerty Opponent Result Score Mount Union W 10-7 Mount Union W 4-3 Heidelberg W 9-0 Reserve T 9-9 Heidelberg W 16-2 Baldwin-Wallace W 16-1 Hiram W 2-1

1913

Record: 3-4 Coach: Frank Haggerty Opponent Result Score OhioState W 9-8 Carnegie Tech L 2-5 Heidelberg W 5-3 Reserve W 3-1 Case L 2-3 Chinese U. Honolulu L 5-10 Carnegie Tech L 5-8

1915

Record: 4-2 Coach: Frank Haggerty Opponent Result Score Denison W 13-3 Reserve L 1-6 Mount Union W 5-4 Case W 12-10 Oberlin L 1-9 Kenyon W 6-0

1919

Record: 2-3 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Denison W 10-6 Reserve W 14-1 Wooster L 5-8 Heidelberg L 3-4 Ohio L 2-12

1920

Record: 0-3 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Case L 16-17 Wooster L 0-9 Goodyear L 2-9


1921-59

YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS 1921

Record: 4-5 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Reserve L 4-5 Kent W 10-4 Hiram W 11-7 Case L 6-18 Wooster L 2-19 Ohio Northern W 4-3 Wooster L 9-10 Denison W 7-6 Ohio University L 0-10

1922

Record: 6-5 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Western Reserve L 4-25 Wooster W 12-8 Hiram W 8-4 Ashland W 10-2 Hiram W 8-4 Western Reserve L 8-12 Wooster W 11-6 Kenyon L 2-6 Ashland L 6-7 Kenyon W 10-8 Oberlin L 0-7

1923

Record: 7-2 Coach: Fred Selton Opponent Result Score Wooster L 3-11 Hiram W 8-3 Kenyon L 6-11 Reserve W 3-2 Oberlin W 4-2 Wooster W 8-6 Kent Normal W n/a Ashland W 7-3 Kent Normal W 8-0

1924

Record: 2-5 Coach: Fred Sefton Opponent Result Score Reserve W 5-4 Hiram L 11-12 Goodyear L 2-7 Oberlin L 5-11 Ashland L 3-4 Wooster L 7-8 Mount Union W 8-0

1925

Record: 4-1 Coach: L. D. Ricker Opponent Result Score Western Reserve L 3-9 Hiram W 8-7 Hiram W 9-6 Baldwin-Wallace W 5-4 Baldwin-Wallace W 14-10

1926

Record: 3-4-1 Coach: L.D. Ricker Opponent Result Score Baldwin-Wallace W 3-2 Hiram W 7-0 Western Reserve L 5-8 Mount Union L 2-6 Oberlin T 3-3 Western Reserve W 4-3 Wooster L 5-16 Baldwin-Wallace L 8-12

1927

Record: 3-4 Coach: Fred Sefton Opponent Result Score Baldwin-Wallace W 9-8 Wooster L 2-11 Hiram L 7-8 Western Reserve W 13-0 Mount Union W 10-3 Hiram L 2-7 Wooster L 5-20

1928

Record: 5-5 Coach: Fred Sefton Opponent Result Score Oberlin W 4-3 Baldwin-Wallace L 4-7 Hiram W 6-0 Mount Union W 3-0 Western Reserve L 7-12 Wooster L 6-7 Hiram W 14-7 Oberlin W 12-5 Mount Union L 3-4 Baldwin-Wallace L 7-8

1929

Record: 1-5 Coach: Fred Sefton Opponent Result Score Oberlin L 5-10 Kent State L 2-9 Baldwin-Wallace W 9-3 Wooster L 6-11 Hiram L 5-7 Mount Union L 3-5

1930

Record: 3-5 Coach: Fred Sefton Opponent Result Score Hiram W 9-2 Mount Union L 2-13 Western Reserve L 5-10 Wooster L 8-10 Western Reserve W 4-3 Baldwin-Wallace W 4-3 Wooster L 2-12 Mount Union L 6-8

1931

Record: 2-7-1 Coach:Speed Bosworth Opponent Result Score Ohio Northern L 3-15 Baldwin-Wallace L 5-7 Kent State W 8-0 Wooster L 5-9 Mount Union L 0-3 Baldwin-Wallace T 4-4 Wooster L 5-6 Mount Union L 2-10 Oberlin L 7-8 Heidelberg W 4-0

1932

Record: 2-3 Coach: Speed Bosworth Fred Sefton Opponent Result Score Wooster L 1-4 Kent State W 10-9 Mount Union L 6-18 Hiram W 25-23 Mount Union L 7-8

1947

Record: 6-4 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Baldwin-Wallace W 4-1 Oberlin L 4-13 Youngstown State W 4-2 Baldwin-Wallace W 7-5 Muskingum L 2-4 Youngstown State W 7-5 Kent State L 5-7 Wooster L 2-3 Wooster W 1-0 Kent State W n/a

1948

Record: 5-6 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Oberlin W 11-4 Youngstown State L 5-7 Ashland W 7-5 Mount Union W 9-3 Kent State L 0-8 Ashland W 5-3 Muskingum L 2-3 Kent State L 5-7 Wooster W 2-0 Youngstown State L 5-6 Wooster L 1-6

1949

Record: 6-6 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Quantico Marines L 3-14 Bridgewater L 3-18 Kent State W 8-3 Mount Union W 12-5 Wayne State L 0-9 Youngstown State L 7-9 Fenn W 5-2 Muskingum W 7-3 Youngstown State L 3-6 Wooster W 11-9 Wooster W 3-2 Kent State L 3-9

1950

Record: 6-3-1 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Quantico Marines L 4-17 Virginia L 1-26 Muskingum W 13-7 Mount Union W 12-6 Fenn L 0-1 Youngstown State W 6-5 Baldwin-Wallace T 13-13 Baldwin-Wallace W 4-3 Kent State W 9-8 Heidelberg W 9-4

1951

Record: 7-9 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Baldwin-Wallace L 6-7 Western Reserve L 0-10 Heidelberg L 2-3 Fenn W 6-2 Oberlin L 5-6 Wayne State L 4-8 Muskingum W 13-7 West Virginia Tech W 5-0 Youngstown State W 15-6 Youngstown State W 8-7 Kent State L 2-3 Baldwin-Wallace W 9-3 Virginia L 1-9 Bridgewater L 1-6 Bridgewater W 18-3 Wooster L 5-8

1952

Record: 7-9 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Baldwin-Wallace L 6-7 Western-Reserve L 0-10 Heidelberg L 2-3 Fenn W 6-2 Oberlin L 5-6 Wayne State L 4-8 Muskingum W 13-7 Wooster L 5-8 Youngstown State W 15-6 Youngstown State W 8-7 Kent State L 2-3 Baldwin-Wallace W 9-3 Virginia L 1-9

Wooster Mount Union Fenn Fenn Kent State Oberlin Baldwin-Wallace Hiram Baldwin-Wallace

L W W W W W L W L

2-3 6-4 11-0 3-1 8-3 7-5 4-7 6-2 1-8

1955

Record: 8-6 (5-5 OAC/6th) Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Dension L 1-2 Fenn W 7-6 Baldwin-Wallace W 10-3 Heidelberg W 6-5 Muskingum L 9-10 Hiram W 6-4 Wooster W 6-2 Mount Union L 1-6 Oberlin W 7-6 Ohio Wesleyan L 0-1 Kent State L 3-4 Hiram L 8-9 Otterbein W 5-3 Baldwin-Wallce W 3-1

1956

Record: 10-2 (5-1 OAC/3rd) Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Ohio Wesleyan W 6-4 Fenn L 6-7 Kenyon W 12-6 Central State W 7-6 Kent State W 4-2 Fenn W 11-4 Mount Union W 16-7 Oberlin W 4-1 Denison W 12-2 Hiram L 8-9 Baldwin-Wallace W 16-4 Baldwin-Wallace W 11-3

1957

Record: 8-3 (5-2 OAC/4th) Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Ohio Wesleyan L 1-2 Heidelberg W 6-1 Wooster W 13-11 Western Reserve L 4-11 Mount Union W 2-1 Hiram W 17-2 Kenyon W 1-0 Western Reserve W 12-1 Oberlin L 2-5 Kent State W 6-1 Baldwin-Wallace W 7-1

1958

1953

Record: 12-4 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Kenyon W 11-1 Otterbein W 14-0 Wooster L 1-5 Youngstown State L 5-6 Denison W 14-0 Howard W 8-0 Wooster L 2-4 Fenn W 10-0 Heidelberg W 17-2 Hiram W 15-3 Mount Union W 17-5 Muskingum W 16-2 Kent State L n/a Oberlin W 15-3 Hiram W 8-0 Baldwin-Wallace W 5-4

1954

Record: 7-4 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Kenyon L 1-4 Otterbein W 4-0 Youngstown State W 10-6 Hiram W 8-1 Muskingum L 0-1 Muskingum L 3-10 Mount Union W 12-4 Wooster L 2-3 Heidelberg W 9-0 Fenn W 2-1 Hiram W 8-3

Record: 10-3 Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Heidelberg W 5-4 Ohio Wesleyan W 8-7 Wooster L 7-8 Fenn W 4-1 Mount Union L 6-9 Oberlin W 16-0 Ashland L 1-8 Oberlin W 4-2 Hiram W 9-0 Fenn W 12-2 Muskingum W 15-5 Oberlin W 16-0 Kent State W 10

Record: 9-3 (6-1 OAC/1st) Coach: Russell Beichly Opponent Result Score Ohio Wesleyan W 6-3 Hiram W 3-2 Wooster W 12-11

1959

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1960-73

YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS Otterbein Otterbein Youngstown State Youngstown State Oberlin Malone Hiram Oberlin Wittenberg Cleveland State Cleveland State

1960

Record: 6-8 Coach: Harold Sloop Opponent Result Score Heidelberg L 1-9 Wooster L 2-3 Otterbein W 6-3 Otterbein W 7-1 Oberlin W 3-1 Hiram W 3-1 Hiram L 3-4 Hiram L 0-4 Mount Union L 2-3 Kent State L 2-4 Muskingum W 5-2 Muskingum L 0-6 Kenyon L 2-6 Baldwin-Wallace W 5-4

1962

Record: 10-8-1 (7-8 OAC/8th) Coach: Jim Cook Opponent Result Score Wooster W 9-0 Fenn L 1-2 Heidelberg W 7-2 Youngstown State W 7-3 Youngstown State L 1-3 Ohio Wesleyan L 0-9 Muskingum L 2-3 Muskingum W 6-3 Mount Union L 0-4 Kenyon W 5-3 Wooster W 3-1 Youngstown State W 6-1 Otterbein W 7-2 Oberlin L 3-4 Denison W 2-0 Kent State T 11-11 Mount Union L 2-8 Hiram L 1-2 Baldwin-Wallace W 6-1

Bill Butcher set the school’s single-season record by hitting .465 for the 1958 season. Fenn Wooster Muskingum Muskingum Baldwin-Wallace Wooster Mount Union Hiram Youngstown State Mount Union Oberlin

1964

Record: 10-3 (8-3 OAC/2nd) Coach: Dave Adolph Opponent Result Score Kenyon W 8-1 Ohio Wesleyan W 6-3

W W W L W W L W W L W

2-1 22-1 2-1 9-11 7-4 9-7 3-5 5-0 2-1 1-2 2-1

1965

Record: 14-8 (10-5 OAC/5th) Coach: Dave Adolph Opponent Result Score Kenyon L 2-4 Kenyon W 5-1 Findlay W 3-2 Ohio Wesleyan L 0-1 Ashland W 2-0 Ashland L 0-1 St. Mary’s (Minn.) W 4-2 Wooster W 4-2 Muskingum W 1-0 Muskingum W 2-0 Oberlin W 7-0 Hiram L 0-1 Fenn L 2-3 Fenn W 6-3 Baldwin-Wallace W 3-2 Otterbein L 0-3 Wooster W 2-1 Mount Union W 4-3 Heidelberg W 4-2 Heidelberg W 7-5 Findlay L 6-7 Mount Union L 2-5

1963

Record: 14-7 (9-4 OAC/3rd) Coach: Jim Cook Opponent Result Score Malone W 12-0 Malone W 17-0 Kenyon W 4-2 Fort Bragg L 0-1 Fort Bragg W 5-2 Fort Bragg W 6-3 Fort Bragg W 2-1 Fort Bragg L 7-12 Mount Union L 5-6 Mount Union L 1-2 Muskingum W 6-4 Muskingum W 4-2 Fenn L 1-2 Wooster W 11-1 Ohio Wesleyan W 9-8 Wooster W 6-0 Oberlin W 8-4 Oberlin W 5-4 Hiram L 3-8 Otterbein L 2-4 Otterbein W 8-5

6-9 6-7 2-3 2-0 6-7 13-14 2-4 4-2 6-7 2-3 2-5

1968

1961

Record: 3-13 (14th in OAC) Coach: Jim Cook Opponent Result Score Wooster L 3-10 Denison L 2-3 Kenyon L 0-1 Kenyon W 3-2 Ohio Wesleyan L 2-4 Hiram L 1-5 Oberlin L 3-4 Kent State L 4-7 Oberlin L 6-9 Muskingum L 6-8 Muskingum L 3-6 Wooster L 5-7 Hiram W 7-4 Hiram L 0-10 Baldwin-Wallace W 8-1 Heidelberg L 2-4

L L L W L L L W L L L

1966

Record: 4-12 (2-9 OAC/15th) Coach: Jim DiLauro Opponent Result Score Kenyon W 5-0 Kenyon L 1-5 Cleveland State L 1-4 Ohio Wesleyan L 1-4 Wooster W 5-2 Muskingum L 1-8 Findlay W 5-3 Baldwin-Wallace L 4-5 Wooster L 2-3 Ashland W 5-3 Mount Union L 4-5 Wittenberg L 0-1 Malone L 5-10 Ashland L 6-10 Hiram L 0-2 Oberlin L 0-2

1967

Record: 3-15 (Independent) Coach: Jim DiLauro Opponent Result Score Kenyon W 15-0 Kenyon L 0-1 Heidelberg L 4-6 Ohio Wesleyan L 1-11 Ashland L 2-3 Wooster L 2-3 Hiram L 2-10

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Record: 4-15-1 (Independent) Coach: Jim DiLauro Opponent Result Score Kenyon W 1-0 Kenyon W 7-6 Heidelberg T 6-6 Ohio Wesleyan L 0-5 Cleveland State W 2-1 West Liberty State L 1-5 West Liberty State L 6-7 Marietta L 1-3 Marietta L 0-8 Otterbein L 0-3 Otterbein L 5-9 Baldwin-Wallace L 3-12 Wooster L 4-7 Wooster L 7-10 Central Michigan W 9-4 Central Michigan L 0-5 Central Michigan L 0-15 Oberlin L 3-4 Wittenberg L 1-9 Youngstown State L 1-3

1969

Record: 7-12 (Independent) Coach: Harold Stoop Opponent Result Score Ohio Wesleyan L 2-9 Kenyon W 9-2 Cleveland State L 3-8 Hiram L 3-5 Ashland L 4-7 Ashland W 1-0 Wooster W 5-4 Wooster L 7-15 Cleveland State L 3-10 Cleveland State L 5-11 Wittenberg L 6-7 Ashland W 6-5 Oberlin W 4-0 Oberlin W 10-7 Central Michigan L 1-6 Central Michigan L 2-6 Central Michigan L 0-3 Youngstown State W 3-1 Youngstown State L 4-6

1970

Record: 15-10-1 (Independent) Coach: Tom Adolph Opponent Result Score Ohio Wesleyan T 2-2 Marietta W 8-7 Ashland W 2-0 Ashland L 0-6 Otterbein L 2-4 Dayton L 1-2 Dayton W 9-8 Hiram W 4-3 Kenyon L 2-3 Ashland W 6-5 Baldwin-Wallace W 2-0 Youngstown State W 8-7 Wooster W 9-6 Kenyon W 8-1 Wooster L 0-1 Central Michigan L 7-23 Central Michigan L 1-6 Central Michigan L 0-3 Cleveland State L 7-14 Wittenberg W 7-3 Oberlin W 9-0 Ohio Wesleyan W 3-0 Central State W 4-3 Wooster L 1-5 Youngstown State W 2-1 Wooster W 6-3

1971

Record: 9-21 (Independent) Coach: Tom Adolph Opponent Result Score Ashland L 0-1 Ashland L 0-2 Kent State L 11-12 Dayton W 9-8

Dayton Edinboro State Edinboro State Central Michigan Central Michigan California State California State Kentucky Morehead State Morehead State Morehead State Hiram Kent State Ashland Central Michigan Central State Cleveland State Wooster Youngstown State Youngstown State Central State Cleveland State Toledo Baldwin-Wallace Ohio-Wesleyan Youngstown State

L L L L L W L L L L L L W L L W L W L W W W L W L L

3-4 0-4 3-5 3-6 3-4 6-5 0-6 0-4 2-8 0-3 6-14 2-11 8-5 1-4 0-3 5-3 2-3 3-0 4-5 3-2 5-1 5-2 1-15 5-4 4-9 1-2

1972

Record: 16-13 (Independent) Coach: Tom Adolph Opponent Result Score Otterbein L 7-8 Youngstown State W 5-3 Malone L 3-7 Allegheny L 7-8 Hiram L 3-6 Cleveland State W 4-0 Ashland L 5-10 California State W 2-0 Central State W 4-1 Cleveland State W 2-1 Youngstown State W 3-1 Wooster L 1-6 Oakland W 4-3 Baldwin-Wallace W 4-3 Wayne State W 25-14 Youngstown State L 4-5 Malone L 2-4 Ohio Northern L 2-6 Ashland L 2-6 Hiram W 15-0 Cleveland State L 2-6 Ashland W 6-2 California State W 8-1 Central State W 5-4 Cleveland State L 6-7 Youngstown State W 6-3 Oakland W 1-0 Wayne State W 4-2 Baldwin-Wallace L 2-5

1973

Record: 7-26 (Independent) Coach: Tom Adolph Opponent Result Score Jacksonville L 4-10 Jacksonville L 8-10 Jacksonville L 2-14 Jacksonville L 1-10 Ohio L 1-9 Ohio L 4-5 Dayton L 0-1 Dayton L 0-3 Allegheny W 7-6 John Carroll W 9-3 Ashland L 1-2 Ashland L 2-13 Marshall W 6-5 Marshall L 0-6 Marshall L 1-5 Cleveland State L 0-4 Cleveland State L 3-9 Malone L 1-2 Malone L 0-3 Ohio Northern W 14-3 Ashland L 0-3 Ashland W 4-3 Kent State L 3-4 Cleveland State L 0-1 Cleveland State L 1-3 Wayne State L 3-6 Wayne State L 7-12 Wayne State L 1-5 Central State L 1-5 Central State L 4-5 Youngstown State L 8-12 Youngstown State L 3-10 Wooster W 7-4 Wooster W 8-2


YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS 1974

1978

1974-81

Record: 14-20 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score Ohio W 7-6 Ohio L 4-6 Dayton L 1-2 Dayton W 7-1 John Carroll W 6-5 John Carroll W 21-3 Kent State L 5-6 Marshall L 5-6 Marshall L 5-6 Marshall L 3-6 Slippery Rock W 7-6 Slippery Rock L 1-7 Cleveland State W 2-1 Cleveland State W 10-7 Youngstown State W 7-3 Youngstown State L 3-5 Kent State L 5-7 Rio Grande W 4-2 Rio Grande L 5-6 Ashland L 1-9 Ashland L 4-14 Central State L 6-10 Central State L 1-5 Malone W 8-2 Malone W 5-1 Wayne State L 0-1 Wayne State L 3-4 Oakland W 4-3 Oakland W 2-1 Baldwin-Wallace L 0-6 Youngstown State L 5-7 Youngstown State L 1-6 Wooster L 2-8 Wooster W 7-2

1975

Record: 17-17 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score John Carroll W 5-3 John Carroll W 4-3 Ashland L 9-13 Cleveland State L 1-6 Cleveland State L 5-11 Slippery Rock L 3-11 Slippery Rock L 9-14 Kent State W 4-3 Marshall L 5-12 Case Western Reserve W 7-0 Wright State W 7-2 Wright State L 4-12 Malone W 5-1 Malone W 4-2 Allegheny W 7-4 Allegheny L 6-13 Ashland L 7-9 Ashland W 11-2 Kent State L 3-12 Central State L 5-8 Central State L 9-14 Central State W 8-7 Central State W 8-5 Cleveland State L 3-4 Cleveland State L 9-11 Kent State W 9-1 Youngstown State L 1-3 Youngstown State W 4-3 Wayne State W 4-3 Wayne State (forfeit) W 7-0 Baldwin-Wallace L 2-9 Youngstown State W 8-7 Wooster W 1-0 Wooster L 2-6

1976

Record: 16-22 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score Central State W 3-2 Ashland L 1-3 Ashland L 1-8 Kent State W 7-6 Kent State W 3-2 Malone W 4-3 Malone W 1-0 Marshall L 0-2 Marshall L 0-7 Marshall L 5-13 John Carroll W 8-1 John Carroll W 2-1 Kent State L 0-6 Kent State W 3-2 Case Western Reserve W 11-4 Mount Union L 3-4

Ray Glinsky led the nation with a schoolrecord 0.37 ERA in 72.0 innings pitched in 1965. Mount Union Cleveland State Cleveland State Ashland John Carroll John Carroll Toledo Toledo Cleveland State Cleveland State Youngstown State Youngstown State Wayne State Wayne State Wright State Wright State Youngstown State Youngstown State Wooster Wooster Baldwin-Wallace Baldwin-Wallace

W L W L L L L L L L L L W W L L L W W L W L

1977

12-3 3-8 8-4 0-3 2-5 1-4 0-4 0-6 4-14 4-11 0-1 2-4 9-2 9-4 1-6 0-3 0-3 9-1 6-0 0-2 10-9 3-9

Record: 18-22 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score at Ashland L 5-12 Case Western Reserve W 5-4 Case Western Reserve L 1-3 Kent State L 1-3 Kent State L 3-8 at John Carroll W 7-4 at John Carroll W 7-4 Ashland W 5-4 Ashland W 8-5 at Cleveland State L 3-6 at Cleveland State L 0-5 Mercyhurst W 5-4 Allegheny W 2-0 Allegheny L 4-6 Cleveland State W 4-3 Cleveland State W 3-2 Rio Grande W 9-1 Rio Grande W 4-1 at Slippery Rock L 1-2 at Slippery Rock W 5-0 at Youngstown State L 0-1 at Youngstown State L 5-7 Gannon W 5-3 Gannon W 6-0 at Kent State W 4-2 at Kent State L 3-9 Wright State L 3-19 Wright State L 2-3 at Wayne State L 2-10 at Wayne State L 1-11 at Oakland L 3-5 at Oakland L 1-2 Toledo L 2-12 Toledo L 3-6 at Baldwin-Wallace L 4-11 Baldwin-Wallace W 4-3 at Mount Union W 5-4 at Mount Union W 10-3 Youngstown State L 3-6 Youngstown State L 1-7

Record: 23-13 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score at Edward Waters* W 12-1 at Edward Waters* W 14-1 vs. Ashland* L 0-1 vs. Capital* W 7-5 vs. Marian College* W 4-3 at Jacksonville* L 0-12 vs. Capital* W 9-4 vs. Wittenberg* W 3-2 vs. Wittenberg* W 9-5 John Carroll W 1-0 John Carroll W 9-2 Kent State W 3-0 Kent State L 0-7 Cleveland State L 2-5 Cleveland State W 6-5 Malone L 3-7 Ohio L 0-5 Ohio L 0-3 Allegheny W 9-8 Allegheny W 9-7 at Edinboro State W 9-3 at Edinboro State W 12-6 at John Carroll W 15-7 at John Carroll W 12-6 Malone L 4-10 Mercyhurst W 3-2 Mercyhurst L 1-2 Walsh W 5-1 Walsh W 5-2 at Kent State L 1-3 at Kent State L 6-7 Baldwin-Wallace W 5-4 Youngstown State W 2-1 Youngstown State W 6-1 at Baldwin-Wallace L 3-4 at Baldwin-Wallace L 3-4 *Spring Trip - Jacksonville, Fla.

1979

Record: 26-20 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs. Ashland* L 12-16 vs. Colby* L 3-4 vs. Dennison* W 13-8 at Embry-Riddle* W 7-6 at Embry-Riddle* W 8-2 vs. Wayne State* L 4-5 vs. Denison* W 6-2 vs. Denison* L 4-6 at Jacksonville* L 4-23 vs. Denison* W 12-3 vs. Wayne State* L 1-2 at Jacksonville* L 2-4 at Edward Waters* W 13-4 at Edward Waters* (forfeit) W 7-0 at Kent State L 0-1 at Kent State L 7-9 at Malone L 4-7 Clarion State W 4-2 Clarion State W 4-0 at John Carroll W 5-3 at John Carroll W 6-3 Wright State L 0-7 Wright State W 2-1 at Kent State W 7-4 at Kent State W 6-2 at Malone L 10-11 at Niagara W 9-2 at Niagara W 10-0 at Cleveland State W 8-3 at Cleveland State W 5-3 at Case Western Reserve W 10-3 at Case Wetsern Reserve W 20-0 Wooster W 6-3 Slippery Rock L 5-6 Slippery Rock W 6-1 Cleveland State L 3-4 Cleveland State W 6-3 at Ashland W 12-6 Youngstown State W 10-3 Youngstown State L 2-5 at Wayne State W 5-2 at Wayne State L 0-3 Ashland L 2-6 Ashland L 1-2 vs. Northern Kentucky† L 7-12 vs. Bellamine† L 2-11 *Spring Trip - Jacksonville, Fla. †NCAA II Great Lakes Regional

1980

Record: 26-22-1 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross

Opponent Result Score vs. Bellamine T 2-2 vs. Bluffton* (forfeit) W 7-0 vs. Wittenberg* L 6-7 vs. Wittenberg* W 11-3 vs. Wayne State* W 6-5 vs. Denison* L 4-7 vs. Ashland* L 1-11 vs. Denison* W 8-1 at Murray State L 2-11 vs. Brown* W 7-6 at Murray State W 15-5 at Ohio L 4-6 at Ohio L 9-10 John Caroll L 8-9 John Caroll W 1-0 Case Western Reserve W 14-2 Case Western Reserve W 5-2 Malone L 1-16 Ashland L 2-5 Ashland L 1-2 at Kent State L 3-8 at Kent State L 1-9 Cleveland State W 5-4 Cleveland State W 4-3 at Wright State L 4-5 at Wright State W 7-4 at Ohio State L 2-3 at Ohio State L 3-19 at Denison W 11-2 at Denison W 6-4 Malone W 10-2 at Youngstown State W 2-0 at Youngstown State L 3-4 at PItttsburgh W 7-1 at PIttsburgh L 6-7 at Slippery Rock W 13-2 at Slippery Rock W 7-4 at Cleveland State L 2-4 at Cleveland State L 1-12 Youngstown State W 5-4 Youngstown State W 4-3 Kent State L 7-14 Kent State W 8-6 Robert Morris L 0-1 Robert Morris W 4-1 Robert Morris L 6-7 Robert Morris W 6-4 at Ashland W 9-7 at Ashland W 11-7 *Spring Trip - Jacksonville, Fla.

1981

Record: 23-18-2 (3-6-1 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs. Anderson College* W 15-9 vs. Denison* W 14-4 vs. Denison* W 15-9 vs. Ashland* W 8-2 vs. Denison* W 3-1 vs. Ashland* W 10-3 vs. Wittenberg* W 3-2 vs. Ohio Dominican* W 8-6 vs. Ashland* W 17-1 vs. Wittenberg* W 15-5 vs. Ashland* L 5-9 at Kent State L 7-12 at Kent State L 1-2 at Western Kentucky# L 2-3 at Western Kentucky# L 2-13 at Ohio State L 8-9 at Eastern Kentucky# L 1-10 at Eastern Kentucky# L 6-10 at Morehead State# W 12-8 at Morehead State# L 2-14 Eastern Kentucky# W 3-2 Western Kentucky W 5-4 Western Kentucky L 6-7 Wright State L 1-2 Wright State W 7-6 Morehead State# W 4-1 Morehead State# L 0-1 Eastern Kentucky# T 1-1 Cleveland State L 0-2 Cleveland State L 2-4 Slippery Rock L 3-6 Slippery Rock W 7-4 Kent State W 5-3 Kent State W 7-3 at Cleveland State L 7-19 at Cleveland State W 16-4 Ashland W 8-2 Cleveland State T 2-2 Youngstown State W 4-0 Ashland W 7-2 Youngstown State W 4-3 Cleveland State L 1-10

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1982-87

YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS 1982

Record: 41-17-2 (1-7-1 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs Earlham* W 6-2 vs Wooster* T 0-0 vs Wooster* W 3-0 vs Earlham* W 8-0 at Jacksonville* L 4-23 vs Wittenberg* W 12-0 vs Ohio Dominican* W 8-4 vs Wilmington* W 7-6 vs Ohio Dominican* W 9-1 vs Denison* W 8-5 vs Wilmington* W 9-3 vs Ohio Wesleyan* W 9-1 vs Wilmington* W 6-3 vs Wittenberg* W 12-3 vs Ohio Wesleyan* L 4-7 vs Wittenberg* W 7-6 at Walsh W 11-4 at Walsh L 1-2 at Morehead State† L 10-11 at Morehead State† L 2-15 at Eastern Kentucky† L 1-15 at Eastern Kentucky† L 2-3 Cleveland State W 5-3 Malone W 14-8 Eastern Kentucky† W 2-1 Eastern Kentucky† L 1-5 Morehead State† T 0-0 Morehead State† L 0-2 Morehead State† L 4-15 at Kent State L 2-4 at Kent State W 9-5 West Virginia L 5-6 West Virginia W 6-0 Ohio State W 6-5 Ohio State L 2-7 Walsh W 5-1 Walsh W 9-5 Wright State W 5-4 Wright State W 8-6 Kent State W 4-3 Kent State W 6-3 John Carroll W 9-7 John Carroll W 21-6 Youngstown State L 2-3 Youngstown State W 9-3 Ashland W 9-0 Ashland W 15-1 at Slippery Rock L 3-9 at Slippery Rock W 5-4 at Cleveland State W 6-5 at Cleveland State L 2-5 Youngstown State L 4-8 Dayton W 3-1 Ashland W 11-4 Cleveland State W 9-6 Ashland W 7-6 Youngstown State W 13-6 Dayton W 16-4 Youngstown State W 8-1 Youngstown State W 11-8 *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †Ohio Valley Conference

1983

Record: 33-17-1 (5-7 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs W. Connecticut* W 16-2 vs Geneva* W 8-2 vs Wilmington* W 4-3 vs Malone* W 10-0 vs Denison* W 5-4 vs Wilmington* L 7-14 at Jacksonville* L 10-16 vs Ohio Wesleyan* W 7-3 vs Denison* W 7-6 vs Ohio Wesleyan* W 6-4 vs Wilmington* T 5-5 vs Denison* W 9-0 vs Jacksonville* W 8-5 vs Bowling Green* L 0-4 vs Ashland* W 4-1 Cleveland State W 12-9 at Morehead State† W 6-5 at Morehead State† L 6-9 at Eastern Kentucky† L 2-7 at Eastern Kentucky† L 0-4 Dayton W 15-6 Dayton W 7-2

Youngstown State† L Youngstown State† W Youngstown State† W Youngstown State† L John Carroll W Morehead State† L Morehead State† W at John Carroll W Eastern Kentucky† L Eastern Kentucky† L Kent State W Kent State L Cleveland State L Cleveland State W Ashland W at Kent State L at Kent State W Ashland W Ashland W Dayton L Ashland W Youngstown State W Wright State L Ashland W Dayton W Muskingum W Pittsburgh W Ohio University L Ohio University W *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †Ohio Valley Conference

2-5 6-0 4-0 0-2 13-4 1-8 3-1 20-1 9-11 3-12 10-6 4-6 1-6 11-5 6-5 0-1 1-0 5-1 4-1 1-4 3-2 9-3 1-3 7-2 7-5 2-1 2-0 5-22 10-9

1984

Record: 30-18 (8-7 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs Denison* W 10-9 vs Denison* W 20-4 vs Ashland* W 14-3 vs Cleveland State* (forfeit) W 9-0 vs Milligan* W 3-0 vs Milligan* W 10-0 vs Ashland* W 20-15 vs Ashland* L 2-13 vs Cleveland State* W 7-3 at Jacksonville* L 7-13 at Jacksonville* L 24-35 at Flagler* W 11-5 at Kent State L 2-7 at Kent State L 2-7 at Morehead State† L 3-6 at Morehead State† W 10-3 at Morehead State† L 5-6 at Youngstown State† W 8-2 Youngstown State† W 23-8 Cleveland State W 4-0 Cleveland State W 7-5 at Eastern Kentucky† L 4-6 at Eastern Kentucky† W 12-6 at Eastern Kentucky† L 5-6 Morehead State† L 4-10 Morehead State† W 7-1 Youngstown State† W 5-2 Youngstown State† W 4-2 Kent State L 5-8 Kent State L 5-7 Eastern Kentucky† L 3-8 Eastern Kentucky† W 10-3 Eastern Kentucky† L 2-6 Slippery Rock W 3-1 Slippery Rock W 3-2 Ohio State W 7-6 at Cleveland State W 9-5 at Cleveland State L 9-15 Dayton L 2-5 Central State W 6-0 Youngstown State W 2-0 Wright State L 1-9 Central State W 15-5 Wright State L 1-8 at Mount Union W 13-6 at Mount Union W 24-4 at Pittsburgh Johnstown W 9-2 at Pittsburgh Johnstown W 10-1 *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †Ohio Valley Conference

1985

Record: 32-28-2 (5-12 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs Urbana* W 14-3 vs Illinois-Chicago* W 5-2 vs Wilmington* L 1-4 vs Wilmington* W 4-1 vs Wittenberg* W 3-0 vs Urbana* (forfeit) W 7-0 vs Rio Grande* L 3-6

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vs Trevecca Nazarene* T vs Geneva* W vs Denison* W vs Denison* W vs Cleveland State* L vs Denison* W at Jacksonville* W at Jacksonville* L vs Denison* T vs Denison* W at Jacksonville* L vs Denison* L vs Cleveland State* L vs Cleveland State* (forfeit) W at Dayton W at Dayton W at Kent State L at Kent State L at Ashland L at Eastern Kentucky† L at Eastern Kentucky† L at Eastern Kentucky† L Cleveland State W at Morehead State† L at Morehead State† L at Morehead State† L at Youngstown State† W at Youngstown State† L Youngstown State† W Youngstown State† W at Slippery Rock L at Slippery Rock W Eastern Kentucky† L Eastern Kentucky† L Eastern Kentucky† L Youngstown State† W Pittsburgh L Morehead State† L Morehead State† W Morehead State† L at John Carroll W at John Carroll L Ohio State W Ohio State W Central State L Malone W Youngstown W Cleveland State W Central State W Dayton W Dayton W Dayton W Dayton W Cleveland State L Cleveland State L *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †Ohio Valley Conference

1986

7-7 8-6 14-12 7-1 9-10 9-2 9-8 9-11 13-13 10-3 11-23 10-11 6-9 7-0 10-7 14-9 10-16 7-12 13-17 5-8 2-7 5-6 5-0 5-14 7-11 6-9 13-4 7-8 3-1 7-6 5-6 9-8 2-3 1-2 3-15 4-3 6-7 4-6 3-1 5-10 3-2 0-7 3-1 5-4 7-8 15-1 11-0 3-2 7-3 6-4 12-0 3-2 10-5 5-7 0-6

Record: 35-24-1 (9-7 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs Urbana* W 5-0 vs Tiffin* W 7-6 vs Wittenberg* W 7-4 vs Illinois-Chicago* L 2-7 vs Denison* W 10-4 vs Illinois-Chicago* W 9-8 vs Heidelberg* W 18-5 vs Ashland* W 9-3 vs Denison* W 11-2 vs Wittenberg* L 6-7 vs Illinois-Chicago* W 7-3 vs Wilmington* L 5-6 vs Ashland* W 10-0 vs Urbana* (forfeit) W 7-0 at Jacksonville* L 3-4 vs Allegheny* W 9-2 vs Illinois Tech* W 13-5 vs Illinois-Chicago* L 2-4 vs Wittenberg* L 9-14 Cleveland State W 3-2 Cleveland State L 1-2 Slippery Rock W 4-3 Slippery Rock L 1-2 John Carroll W 4-1 John Carroll L 1-4 at Ashland L 5-8 at Morehead State† L 5-6 at Morehead State† W 9-8 at Morehead State† L 2-10 at Youngstown State† W 7-3 Youngstown State† W 17-1 at Eastern Kentucky† L 2-14 at Eastern Kentucky† L 8-9 at Eastern Kentucky† W 10-6 Tiffin W 6-3 Tiffin W 15-5

Youngstown State† W at Ohio State L Morehead State† W Morehead State† W Youngstown State† L Youngstown State† W Eastern Kentucky† L Eastern Kentucky† L Eastern Kentucky† W Kent State L Kent State L Ohio State W Ashland W Mt. Vernon W Malone T Youngstown State L Malone L Youngstown State L Central State W Central State W Central State W Central State W at Youngstown State† W at Youngstown State† L *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †Ohio Valley Conference

1987

7-6 0-6 2-1 7-2 0-3 2-0 1-6 1-6 5-4 2-3 3-6 12-5 2-0 2-1 4-4 2-10 1-4 1-2 3-2 14-4 8-7 8-4 5-1 5-6

Record: 34-19 (11-4 OVC) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score vs Chicago State* W 13-4 vs Urbana* W 7-0 vs Illinois Tech* W 3-2 vs Chicago State* L 1-4 vs Wittenberg* L 5-9 vs Cleveland State* W 7-3 vs Wittenberg* L 4-9 vs Chicago State* L 5-7 vs S. Illinois-Edwardsville* W 10-5 at Jacksonville* W 8-4 vs Denison* W 7-4 at Jacksonville* L 2-9 at Jacksonville* L 0-19 vs Mount Mercy* W 15-4 vs Mount Mercy* W 13-2 vs Cleveland State W 7-6 at Malone W 12-8 at Morehead State† W 15-8 at Morehead State† W 11-6 at Morehead State† W 12-2 at Youngstown State† L 3-9 at Youngstown State† L 3-9 Youngstown State† W 4-3 Youngstown State† W 5-3 Canisius L 5-15 Canisius L 9-11 Walsh W 7-6 Eastern Kentucky† L 1-8 Eastern Kentucky† W 3-2 Eastern Kentucky† L 3-5 Tiffin W 10-2 Youngstown State† W 10-2 Youngstown State† W 5-3 Ashland W 7-0 Morehead State† W 12-3 Morehead State† W 7-2 Morehead State† W 5-1 at Ohio State L 4-13 at Ohio State L 9-11 Kent State L 5-9 Mount Vernon W 3-0 Point Park L 4-13 Malone W 13-3 Point Park L 6-7 Malone W 5-2 Mount Vernon W 9-8 at Cleveland State W 14-6 at John Carroll W 14-4 at John Carroll L 5-7 vs Middle Tennessee^ L 1-13 vs Murray State^ W 9-2 at Eastern Kentucky^ W 14-5 vs Middle Tennessee^ L 8-9 *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †Ohio Valley Conference ^OVC Tournament in Richmond, Ky.


1988-91

YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS 1988

Record: 28-31 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result at Ohio State L at Ohio State L vs Illinois Tech* L vs Chicago State* W vs Maryland* W vs Chicago State* L vs Northeastern Illinois* W vs North Florida* L vs Denison* L at Jacksonville* W vs Muskingum* W at Jacksonville* L vs Southern Illinois* W at Jacksonville* L vs Muskingum* W at Jacksonville* L at Clevleland State W at Cleveland State W at Toledo L at Toledo L at Kent State L at Xavier W at Miami L at Miami L at Cincinnati L Youngstown State W Youngstown State W Pittsburgh W St. Bonaventure W St. Bonaventure W Steubenville W Ashland W Ashland W Cleveland State L West Virginia L West Virginia W Kent State L at Morehead State W at Morehead State L at Morehead State L at Morehead State W Cleveland State W John Carroll W at Canisius L at Canisius W at West Virginia L at West Virginia W at St. Bonaventure L at St. Bonaventure L Slippery Rock W Cincinnati L Canisius W Point Park L Xavier W Xavier L at Youngstown State L at Youngstown State L Wright State L Wright State W *Spring Trip–Orlando, Florida

1989

Score 5-21 2-5 5-6 8-3 14-9 3-7 14-8 2-10 4-10 9-5 9-4 2-9 11-10 5-15 9-5 1-9 15-3 12-5 0-2 5-9 3-10 4-3 1-9 5-8 6-7 13-0 5-1 10-7 6-5 4-3 22-0 11-1 8-1 8-11 0-9 3-2 2-4 13-9 2-3 6-22 19-8 6-5 7-1 6-7 6-7 4-11 13-11 8-12 7-10 5-4 0-3 5-2 13-14 7-2 0-4 1-2 3-6 1-4 4-3

Record: 24-24 (Independent) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score Cincinnati L 3-5 Xavier W 7-5 vs Toledo* L 1-6 vs Westchester* L 5-7 vs John Carroll* W 8-0 vs. Cen. Connecticut State* W 12-3 at Jacksonville* L 3-13 vs Illinois-Chicago* L 8-9 at Wright State* L 4-13 vs Cleveland State* L 2-7 vs Canisius* W 7-3 vs Bowling Green* L 4-7 vs Youngstown State* W 6-3 vs Canisius* W 12-6 Cleveland State W 3-1 St. Bonaventure W 5-4 St. Bonaventure W 7-0 Canisius W 5-0 Canisius W 4-0 Pittsburgh W 6-5 at West Virginia L 5-8 at West Virginia L 4-8 Ashland L 6-12 Cincinnati W 4-1 Cincinnati L 1-5 St. Bonaventure L 3-4 St. Bonaventure W 11-0 Youngstown State L 2-6 Youngstown State W 4-3 Cleveland State W 4-0 at Kent State L 13-14 at Wright State L 2-9 at Wright State L 0-5 at Cleveland State W 7-6 Kent State L 7-9 at Eastern Michigan L 3-8 at Eastern Michigan W 8-4 at Eastern Michigan L 3-4 Wright State W 7-4 Wright State L 2-7 Slippery Rock W 4-0 at Youngstown State L 6-7 at Canisius W 11-2 at Niagara W 6-2 at Niagara W 10-3 Youngstown State L 0-4 Ohio University W 4-3 Ohio University L 3-4 *Spring Trip–Orlando, Florida

Joel Hawthorne shares the school’s career mark for triples (19) and runs scored (204) and is third on the all-time list with 685 at-bats. His career total of 216 hits ranks him ninth overall.

Dave Wrigley (left) was inducted into the Varsity “A” Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. His .414 batting average in 1984 ranks ninth on UA’s all-time single-season list. Wrigley signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates following his career at Akron.

1990

Record: 25-29 (7-5 MCC/4th) Coach: Dave Fross Opponent Result Score Niagara W 11-0 Niagara L 1-4 at Jacksonville* L 3-14 vs West Virginia Wesleyan* W 13-1 vs Ashland* L 6-8 at North Florida* L 1-8 at Jacksonville* W 14-9 at Jacksonville* L 4-5 at Jacksonville* L 0-9 vs St. Leo* L 10-11 vs Illinois-Chicago* L 3-13 vs Youngstown State* W 18-12 West Virginia L 3-4 at John Carroll L 5-6 Youngstown State W 5-3 St. Bonaventure W 14-1 Cleveland State† L 0-12 Ashland W 7-2 Ashland W 5-1 Wright State L 2-5 Wright State L 3-12 at Cleveland State† W 4-3 at Bowling Green W 9-6 at Ohio University W 9-8 Youngstown State! W 2-1 Canisius! W 6-4 Canisius! W 10-0 Point Park! L 0-4 Malone College! W 6-2 at Cleveland State† W 11-2 Toledo L 1-7 Toledo L 1-12 Cleveland State† W 14-7 Illinois-Chicago† W 6-5 Illinois-Chicago† W 10-8 Illinois-Chicago† L 3-4 Illinois-Chicago† W 3-2 at Kent State L 1-10 Kent State L 2-7 Kent State L 2-4 at Cleveland State† W 11-6 at Valparaiso† W 21-5 at Valparaiso† L 2-3 at Valparaiso† L 4-5 at Valparaiso† L 2-19 at Youngstown State L 2-16 Eastern Michigan L 2-4 Eastern Michigan L 2-8 at Niagara W 8-0 at Niagara W 8-5 at Canisius L 1-4 Cincinnati W 4-0 Soutwest Missouri§ L 4-5 Eastern Illinois§ L 1-8 *Spring Trip–Orlando, Florida †Mid-Continent Conference Games !Akron Invitational - §AMCU Tournament

1991

Record: 38-21-1 (8-4 MCC/1st) Coach: Dave Fross Mid-Continent Conference Champions Date Opponent Result Score 3/8 at Dayton L 3-4 (7) 3/8 at Dayton T 2-2 (12) 3/9 at Cincinnati L 9-13 (7) 3/10 at Cincinnati L 8-11 (7) 3/10 at Cincinnati W 17-3 (7) 3/12 at Pittsburgh W 8-2 3/15 at Jacksonville* L 1-12 (7) 3/19 vs Mercer* W 19-12 3/19 vs William Jewell* W 11-2 (7) 3/20 vs Mercer* L 9-11 3/20 vs North Florida* L 1-6 3/21 vs Bradley* L 1-5 3/21 vs Wright State* L 4-8 3/22 vs Vermont* W 10-8 3/26 at West Virginia W 6-4 (7) 3/27 Dayton W 4-3 (10) 3/27 Dayton W 3-2 (5) 3/28 John Carroll W 6-0 (7) 3/28 John Carroll W 6-5 (7) 3/30 Ohio L 2-3 (7) 3/30 Ohio W 5-4 (7) 4/1 Xavier W 11-0 (7) 4/1 Xavier W 4-3 (7) 4/2 Niagara W 5-1 (7) 4/2 Niagara W 2-0 (7) 4/4 Cleveland State† W 4-3 (10) 4/5 Pittsburgh W 8-4 4/7 at Youngstown State W 11-2 4/8 at E. Michigan W 6-5 (11) 4/8 at E. Michigan L 6-11 (7) 4/11 at Canisius W 16-1 (7) 4/11 at Canisius L 3-6 (7) 4/12 Ashland W 8-1 (7) 4/12 Ashland W 9-3 (7) 4/16 at Toledo L 7-8 (8) 4/16 at Toledo W 8-3 (7) 4/20 at Illinois-Chicago† L 2-3 (7) 4/20 at Illinois-Chicago† L 0-1 (7) 4/21 at Illinois-Chicago† W 11-4 (7) 4/21 at Illinois-Chicago† L 5-9 (7) 4/24 at St. Bonaventure L 4-5 (11) 4/26 Cleveland State† W 7-1 4/27 at Cleveland State† W 12-6 (7) 4/27 at Cleveland State† W 8-10 (8) 4/28 Xavier L 1-7 4/28 Youngstown State L 5-6 4/29 Malone W 9-3 4/30 Canisius W 12-1 (7) 4/30 Canisius W 8-2 (7) 5/1 Kent State L 2-10 5/2 at Youngstown State W 6-0 5/4 Valparaiso† W 10-0 (7) 5/4 Valparaiso† W 12-4 (7) 5/5 Valparaiso† L 0-7 (7) 5/5 Valparaiso† W 5-4 (7) 5/10 vs Western Illinois# W 4-0 5/11 vs Eastern Illinois# W 3-2 5/12 vs Western Illinois# W 6-5 5/13 at Illinois-Chicago# L 5-6 5/13 at Illinois-Chicago# W 10-9 *Spring Trip–Jacksonville/Orlando, Fla. †Mid-Continent Conference Games #Mid-Continent Conference Tournament

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YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS

1992-97

1993

Jeff Rollyson (1989-92) is UA’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 140 and shares the career mark for runs scored (204) with Joel Hawthorne. 1992

Record: 42-18 (15-7 MCC/2nd) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/6 at Dayton W 7-5 3/6 at Dayton W 8-7 3/9 Cleveland State W 13-1 3/20 vs Lafayette* L 5-9 3/20 vs Vermont* L 7-8 3/21 vs Chicago State* W 14-1 3/22 vs Cleveland State* L 4-8 3/22 vs Mercer* L 2-14 3/23 vs Rider* W 5-1 3/24 vs Stetson* L 4-7 3/26 at Jacksonville* L 2-15 3/27 at Baldwin-Wallace* W 11-4 3/27 at North Florida* W 8-6 4/6 Illinois-Chicago† W 4-2 4/6 Illinois-Chicago† W 1-0 4/7 Youngstown State† W 4-3 4/8 at Cleveland State† L 4-10 4/10 Toledo W 10-3 4/11 at N. Illinois† L 9-10 4/11 at N. Illinois† W 8-7 4/12 at Valparaiso† W 8-1 4/12 at Valparaiso† W 6-1 4/14 Ashland W 9-3 4/15 Canisius W 6-5 (7) 4/15 Canisius W 2-1 (7) 4/16 St. Bonaventure W 5-4 4/16 St. Bonaventure W 10-4 (7) 4/19 at Cleveland State† W 5-1 4/19 at Cleveland State† W 3-0 4/20 at Cleveland State† W 7-5 4/22 West Virginia W 4-1 4/22 West Virginia W 8-1 4/23 John Carroll W 6-1 4/23 John Carroll W 8-2 4/24 Youngstown State† W 12-2 4/25 E. Illinois† L 6-7 4/25 E. Illinois† W 11-5 4/26 at Youngstown State† L 5-6 4/26 at Youngstown State† W 16-5 4/28 at Ohio L 3-9 4/29 Bowling Green W 2-1 4/29 Bowling Green L 3-6 5/1 Wright State† W 7-3 5/1 Wright State† W 6-1 5/3 at W. Illinois† W 7-4 5/3 at W. Illinois† L 12-15 -- Niagara W 12-3 -- Niagara W 12-3 5/6 Wright State† L 6-9 5/7 Wright State† L 6-7 5/8 at Pittsburgh L 6-7 5/9 E. Kentucky W 12-5 5/9 E. Kentucky W 3-1 5/10 E. Kentucky W 10-7 -- Pittsburgh W 16-11 5/15 vs W. Illinois# W 11-5 -- vs E. Illinois# L 1-2 -- vs W. Illinois# W 8-7 -- vs E. Illinois# W 9-5 5/18 vs Wright State# L 10-12 *Spring Trip–Jacksonville, Florida †MCC Game; #MCC Tournament

Record: 22-33 (7-23 MAC/10th) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/20 vs Massachusetts* W 9-8 (10) 3/24 at Jacksonville* W 8-7 (11) 3/24 at Jacksonville* L 2-3 3/25 vs Cincinnati* W 13-6 3/25 vs Cincinnati* W 9-4 (11) 3/30 at West Virginia W 13-4 3/31 at West Virginia L 0-1 4/2 at Bowling Green# W 7-1 4/3 at Bowling Green# L 0-8 4/4 at Toledo W 5-1 -- at Bowling Green L 4-8 4/6 Cleveland State W 7-4 4/7 Dayton W 2-1 (11) 4/7 Dayton W 11-7 4/9 Central Michigan# L 1-5 4/9 Central Michigan# W 2-1 4/10 Central Michigan# L 0-5 4/10 Central Michigan# L 1-5 4/12 Pittsburgh L 3-4 4/13 at Kent# L 0-5 4/13 at Kent# L 1-3 4/14 at Pittsburgh L 4-10 4/16 Western Michigan# L 0-1 4/16 Western Michigan# L 1-5 4/17 Western Michigan# L 0-12 4/17 Western Michigan# L 2-4 4/20 Youngstown State W 5-4 (11) 4/20 Youngstown State W 3-2 4/21 Xavier L 3-7 4/21 Xavier L 4-8 4/23 at Miami# L 0-10 4/23 at Miami# L 1-2 4/24 at Miam# L 1-10 4/24 at Miami# L 9-10 4/27 Kent# W 2-0 4/27 Kent# L 1-5 4/28 at Youngstown State L 0-7 4/28 at Youngstown State L 0-1 4/30 at Ohio# W 5-1 4/30 at Ohio# L 3-4 5/1 at Ohio# W 3-2 5/1 at Ohio# L 1-6 5/3 at Cleveland State L 11-17 5/4 at Niagara W 13-4 5/4 at Niagara W 13-2 5/5 at Canisius W 8-5 5/5 at Canisius W 8-4 5/7 Ball State# L 3-13 5/7 Ball State# L 4-5 5/8 Ball State# L 3-10 5/8 Ball State# W 3-1 5/14 Eastern Michigan# L 3-7 5/14 Eastern Michigan# L 2-9 5/15 Eastern Michigan# L 5-9 5/15 Eastern Michigan# W 2-1 *Spring Trip – Jacksonville/Orlando, Fla. #Mid-American Conference Game

1994

Record: 29-25 (10-16 MAC/8th) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/18 vs West Chester* W 27-0 3/18 vs Princeton* L 3-6 3/19 vs Princeton* W 9-1 (7) 3/19 vs Princeton* L 4-8 (7) 3/20 vs Cleveland State* W 15-2 (7) 3/20 vs Cleveland State* W 12-4 (7) 3/21 at Stetson* L 5-8 3/22 at Jacksonville* L 12-13 3/23 vs Portland State! W 9-6 3/23 vs Mercer! W 7-6 3/24 at Tulane! L 9-13 3/25 at Tulane! L 2-12 3/26 vs Portland State! W 11-7 3/30 Pittsburgh L 0-1 (9) 3/31 Cleveland State W 7-4 (7) 4/2 Bowling Green# W 8-5 (7) 4/2 Bowling Green# W 4-3 (7) 4/5 Niagara W 3-0 (7) 4/5 Niagara W 10-4 (7) 4/8 Youngstown State W 9-8 4/9 at Central Michigan# L 10-19 4/9 at Central Michigan# W 10-7 4/10 at Central Michigan# L 3-18 (7) 4/10 at Central Michigan# W 7-3 (7) 4/16 at Western Michigan# L 2-5 (7) 4/16 at Western Michigan# L 1-6 (7) 4/17 at Western Michigan# L 5-8 (7) 4/17 at Western Michigan# L 1-4 (7) 4/21 at Pittsburgh W 7-4 4/23 Miami# L 2-4 (7) 4/23 Miami# W 4-3 (7) 4/24 Miami# W 4-3 (7)

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4/24 Miami# L 1-4 (7) 4/26 Duquesne W 7-5 (7) 4/26 Duquesne W 4-1 (7) 4/27 Kent# W 4-2 (7) 4/27 Kent# L 0-4 (7) 4/28 Canisius W 18-1 (7) 4/28 Canisius W 5-1 (7) 4/30 Ohio# L 13-15 (7) 4/30 Ohio# L 4-5 (7) 5/1 Ohio# W 4-1 (7) 5/1 Ohio# L 0-5 (7) 5/3 at Cleveland State W 7-3 (7) 5/3 at Cleveland State L 1-5 (7) 5/4 at Youngstown L 6-7 (11) 5/5 Toledo W 2-1 (7) 5/5 Toledo W 7-6 (9) 5/8 at Ball State# L 7-8 (7) 5/8 at Ball State# W 10-4 (7) 5/14 at Eastern Michigan# L 1-4 (7) 5/14 at Eastern Michigan# W 5-4 (7) 5/15 at Eastern Michigan# L 1-7 (7) 5/15 at Eastern Michigan# L 3-8 (7) * Spring Trip – Jacksonville, Fla. !Tulane Invitational #Mid-American Conference Game

1995

Record: 36-22 (18-12 MAC/4th) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/4 at Radford L 5-12 3/5 at Radford W 6-3 (7) 3/5 at Radford L 5-6 (10) 3/11 at Murray State L 13-15 (7) 3/11 at Murray State W 9-7 (7) 3/12 at Murray State W 9-4 3/18 vs Rider* W 6-4 3/18 vs Northern Illinois* L 1-3 (7) 3/19 vs Siena* L 7-8 (7) 3/19 vs Cornell* W 2-0 3/20 vs Cornell* W 9-5 3/21 at Jacksonville* W 4-2 3/22 at Jacksonville* L 5-6 3/23 vs Maryland E. Shore* W 25-3 3/24 Cleveland State W 17-6 3/25 Maryland E. Shore W 14-3 3/28 Pittsburgh W 9-2 3/29 at Canisius L 6-7 (7) 3/29 at Canisius W 9-4 (7) 3/30 at Duquesne W 11-7 4/1 Toledo# W 11-4 (7) 4/1 Toledo# W 7-4 (7) 4/2 Toledo# W 2-1 (7) 4/2 Toledo# W 3-1 (7) 4/5 Dayton W 7-0 4/6 Cleveland State W 11-4 4/8 Bowling Green# L 0-3 (7) 4/8 Bowling Green# L 0-3 (7) 4/12 at Kent State† L 2-3 (7) 4/12 at Kent State† W 6-4 (7) 4/15 Central Michigan# W 4-3 (7) 4/15 Central Michigan# L 1-6 (7) 4/16 Central Michigan# W 9-4 (7) 4/16 Central Michigan# L 7-10 (7) 4/19 Youngstown State W 5-4 4/22 Western Michigan# W 2-0 (7) 4/22 Western Michigan# L 0-11 (7) 4/23 Western Michigan# L 4-5 (7) 4/23 Western Michigan# L 1-12 (7) 4/26 Kent State# W 3-1 (7) 4/26 Kent State# L 5-6 (7) 4/29 at Miami# W 11-9 (7) 4/29 at Miami# W 15-7 (7) 4/30 at Miami# W 8-6 (7) 4/30 at Miami# W 11-1 (7) 5/2 at Cleveland State W 10-9 5/4 at Youngstown State L 5-9 5/6 at Ohio# L 1-3 (7) 5/6 at Ohio# L 0-10 (7) 5/7 at Ohio# W 4-0 (7) 5/7 at Ohio# L 2-9 (7) 5/13 Ball State# W 4-3 (7) 5/13 Ball State# W 4-3 (7) 5/14 Ball State# W 12-10 (7) 5/14 Ball State# W 12-0 (7) 5/18 at Bowling Green (4) W 6-5 -- vs Central Michigan (4) L 8-16 -- vs Kent State (4) L 3-16 * Spring Trip – Jacksonville, Fla. #Mid-American Conference Games (4) MAC Tournament

1996

Record: 37-23 (18-14 MAC/t-3rd) Coach: Dave Fross MAC Tournament Champions Date Opponent Result Score 3/15 vs Campbell (1) W 16-8 (10)

3/15 vs Pennsylvania (1) 3/16 at North Florida* 3/17 vs Troy State (1) 3/20 vs Ohio State (1) 3/20 at Florida 3/21 at Central Florida 3/21 at Central Florida 3/22 vs Harvard (1) 3/23 at Bethune-Cookman 3/28 Cleveland State 3/28 Cleveland State 3/30 at Toledo # 3/30 at Toledo # 3/31 at Toledo # 3/31 at Toledo # 4/2 Pittsburgh 4/3 Mount Union 4/6 Bowling Green # 4/6 Bowling Green # 4/7 Bowling Green # 4/7 Bowling Green # 4/9 Canisius 4/9 Canisius 4/10 Kent State # 4/10 Kent State # 4/13 at Central Michigan # 4/13 at Central Michigan # 4/14 at Central Michigan # 4/14 at Central Michigan # 4/16 Youngstown State 4/18 at Duquesne 4/18 at Pittsburgh 4/20 at Western Michigan # 4/20 at Western Michigan # 4/21 at Western Michigan # 4/21 at Western Michigan # 4/24 at Kent State # 4/24 at Kent State # 4/27 Miami # 4/27 Miami # 4/28 Miami # 4/28 Miami # 4/30 at Cleveland State 4/30 at Cleveland State 5/2 Duquesne 5/2 Duquesne 5/4 Ohio # 5/4 Ohio # 5/5 Ohio # 5/5 Ohio # 5/11 at Ball State # 5/11 at Ball State # 5/12 at Ball State # 5/12 at Ball State # 5/16 at Kent State (4) 5/17 Ohio (4) 5/18 Ohio (4) 5/23 at USC (5) 5/24 Texas Tech (5) (1) Spring Trip -- Florida (4) MAC Tournament (5) NCAA Central II Regional

1997

W W L L L W L W W L W L W L W W W W W W L L W L L L W W L W W W W W L W L W W W W W W W W L L W L L L W L W W W W L L

6-3 8-0 3-9 7-20 2-11 18-2 2-14 14-4 (8) 12-3 5-9 (7) 3-2 (7) 2-3 (8) 4-2 (12) 1-6 (7) 4-3 (8) 9-1 7-2 1-0 (7) 3-1 (7) 7-2 (7) 3-5 (7) 3-17 (7) 2-1 (7) 1-2 (7) 1-5 (7) 2-13 (7) 6-4 (7) 7-5 (7) 0-3 (7) 11-5 (8) 10-6 (7) 6-4 (7) 7-6 (8) 17-9 (7) 2-3 (7) 10-7 (7) 8-9 (8) 6-5 (7) 4-3 (7) 5-1 (7) 11-2 (7) 4-0 (7) 21-4 (7) 9-4 (7) 6-2 (7) 2-3 (7) 2-4 (7) 9-2 (7) 0-11 (7) 9-14 (7) 1-7 (7) 16-5 (7) 8-14 (7) 1-0 (7) 4-1 6-4 15-6 10-20 2-7

Record: 31-23 (14-17 MAC/7th) Coach: Dave Fross Date OPP Result Score 2/28 vs Illinois State ^ W 9-3 2/28 vs NE Illinois ^ W 4-1 (7) 3/7 at Virginia Military Inst. W 22-3 3/9 at Virginia Military Inst. W 8-5 3/9 at Virginia Military Inst. W 12-3 3/14 vs Purdue $ W 4-3 3/15 vs Butler $ W 5-0 3/16 vs Siena $ W 7-2 3/17 at Stetson L 1-4 3/18 vs Illinois-Chicago $ W 4-3 (7) 3/18 vs Illinois-Chicago $ W 13-7 (7) 3/19 at Florida L 8-11 3/20 at Jacksonville L 4-18 3/20 vs Illinois Chicago $ W 7-2 3/29 at Eastern Michigan # L 8-18 (7) 3/29 at Eastern Michigan # L 11-12 (7) 3/30 at Eastern Michigan # L 7-8 (7) 4/1 Cleveland State L 3-7 4/2 Youngstown State W 8-3 4/5 Toledo # W 3-0 (7) 4/5 Toledo # W 4-1 (7) 4/6 Toledo # W 14-4 (7) 4/6 Toledo # W 9-0 (7) 4/8 at Cleveland State L 12-15 4/9 Kent State # L 1-9 (7) 4/9 Kent State # % L 3-5 (7) 4/10 Duquesne W 14-7 4/12 at Bowling Green # W 18-3 (7) 4/12 at Bowling Green # W 2-1 (8) 4/13 at Bowling Green # L 2-6 (7) 4/13 at Bowling Green # W 9-1 (7)


YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS 4/16 at Duquesne L 9-10 (10) 4/19 Central Michigan # % L 2-4 (9) 4/19 Central Michigan # % W 5-4 (7) 4/20 Central Michigan # L 1-2 (7) 4/20 Central Michigan # L 1-3 (7) 4/23 at Kent State# L 0-1 (7) 4/24 at Kent State# L 2-5 (7) 4/26 Western Michigan # W 4-1 (7) 4/26 Western Michigan # W 10-0 (7) 4/27 Western Michigan # W 6-2 (7) 4/27 Western Michigan # W 10-4 (7) 4/28 Cleveland State % W 10-7 4/30 Duquesne W 7-3 4/30 at Youngstown State W 7-3 5/1 Pittsburgh % W 9-4 5/3 at Miami # W 3-1 (9) 5/3 at Miami # L 4-5 (7) 5/4 at Miami # W 4-1 (7) 5/4 at Miami # L 6-7 (9) 5/10 at Ohio # L 5-9 (7) 5/10 at Ohio # L 3-5 (7) 5/11 at Ohio # L 2-16 (7) 5/11 at Ohio # L 6-7 (8) $ Spring Trip – Florida ^ Western Kentucky Tournament % at Canal Park # Mid-American Conference Game

1997-2003

2000

1998

Record: 20-31 (10-18 MAC/10th) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/13 vs Long Island ^ L 8-15 3/13 vs Fordham ^ L 6-7 (10) 3/14 vs St. Joseph’s ^ L 3-5 3/15 vs Fordham ^ L 5-11 3/16 vs Lehigh ^ L 3-7 3/17 at Jacksonville L 2-13 3/18 at Jacksonville W 6-4 3/20 vs Illinois-Chicago ^ L 0-3 (7) 3/20 at Stetson L 7-8 3/21 at Stetson W 5-1 (7) 3/21 at Stetson L 6-8 (7) 3/24 at Duquesne L 11-12 (12) 3/28 Northern Illinois # W 13-1 (7) 3/28 Northern Illinois # L 0-1 (7) 3/29 Ball State # L 1-5 (7) 3/29 Ball State # L 4-7 (7) 3/31 at Cleveland State L 6-18 4/1 Youngstown State W 4-3 4/2 Duquesne % L 6-14 4/4 at Eastern Michigan # W 5-2 (7) 4/4 at Eastern Michigan # W 3-1 (7) 4/5 at Toledo # W 13-10 (7) 4/6 at Toledo # L 2-7 (7) 4/8 Western Michigan # L 0-13 (7) 4/8 Western Michigan # W 9-8 (7) 4/11 at Ohio # L 5-7 (7) 4/11 at Ohio # W 8-5 (7) 4/12 at Ohio # L 2-8 (7) 4/12 at Ohio # L 4-6 (7) 4/15 Duquesne L 5-8 4/18 Marshall # % L 6-10 (7) 4/18 Marshall # % L 4-5 (7) 4/19 Marshall # W 19-5 (7) 4/20 Cleveland State % W 6-1 4/22 at Central Michigan # L 2-4 (7) 4/22 at Central Michigan # L 5-11 (7) 4/25 at Kent State# L 4-6 (7) 4/25 at Kent State# L 4-9 (7) 4/28 Cleveland State W 10-8 (7) 4/28 Cleveland State W 3-2 (7) 4/29 Canisius W 2-1 (7) 4/29 Canisius W 5-4 (7) 5/3 at Bowling Green # L 2-5 (7) 5/3 at Bowling Green # L 2-3 (7) 5/4 at Bowling Green # W 1-0 (7) 5/6 Pittsburgh % W 4-3 (7) 5/6 Pittsburgh % W 8-7 (7) 5/9 Miami # W 7-4 (7) 5/9 Miami # W 8-6 (7) 5/10 Miami # L 1-6 (7) 5/10 Miami # L 7-11 (7) ^ Spring Trip – Florida % Canal Park # Mid-American Conference Game

1999

Record: 20-36 (10-22 MAC/10th) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/5 vs. William & Mary % L 2-11 3/6 vs. Eastern Kentucky % W 21-3 3/6 at Winthrop % L 9-10 (8) 3/7 vs. Eastern Kentucky % L 4-8 3/18 at Stetson L 9-10 3/19 vs. Fordham $ W 12-0 3/20 vs. Fordham $ W 1-411

John Wilkinson struck out 81 batters during the 1999 season, the fifth-highest single-season total in school history. 3/20 vs. Illinois $ W 12-7 3/21 vs. Illinois-Chicago $ W 15-8 3/22 vs. Maryland-E.Shore $ W 29-11 (8) 3/23 at Florida State L 4-7 3/24 at Florida State L 2-12 3/25 Butler ^# L 3-8 (7) 3/26 Cleveland State ^# L 3-11 (7) 3/27 Detroit ^# W 11-4 (7) 3/27 Xavier ^# W 1-0 (7) 3/28 Toledo ^# L 7-17 (7) 3/31 at Cleveland State L 17-29 4/1 at Youngstown State L 6-7 4/3 at Northern Illinois * L 0-2 (7) 4/3 at Northern Illinois * W 8-0 (7) 4/4 at Ball State * L 5-31 (7) 4/4 at Ball State * L 7-14 (7) 4/6 at Duquesne L 4-17 4/7 Duquesne # L 5-8 4/8 Pittsburgh # L 0-9 4/10 Eastern Michigan * L 4-6 (8) 4/10 Eastern Michigan * W 7-1 (7) 4/11 Toledo * L 3-4 (7) 4/11 Toledo * L 5-9 (9) 4/14 at Western Michigan * L 1-13 (7) 4/14 at Western Michigan * W 5-1 (7) 4/17 Ohio * W 6-3 (7) 4/17 Ohio * L 7-15 (7) 4/18 Ohio * W 2-1 (7) 4/18 Ohio * L 1-5 (7) 4/21 Dayton # W 6-2 4/22 Pittsburgh # W 5-4 4/24 at Marshall * W 3-2 (7) 4/24 at Marshall * W 6-4 (7) 4/25 at Marshall * W 16-4 (7) 4/25 at Marshall * W 16-6 (7) 4/28 Central Michigan * L 6-14 (7) 4/28 Central Michigan * L 2-4 (7) 5/1 Kent State * W 7-2 (7) 5/1 Kent State * L 2-8 (7) 5/2 at Kent State * L 1-2 (7) 5/2 at Kent State * L 0-6 (7) 5/8 Bowling Green * L 4-5 (8) 5/8 Bowling Green * L 4-8 (7) 5/9 Bowling Green * L 0-1 (10) 5/9 Bowling Green * L 1-12 (7) 5/15 at Miami * L 3-4 (7) 5/15 at Miami * L 1-5 (7) 5/16 at Miami * L 0-4 (7) 5/16 at Miami * L 5-6 (7) * Mid-American Conference Game $ Spring Trip - Florida % Winthrop Tournament ^ Akron Invitational # at Canal Park

Record: 26-30 (12-15 MAC/5th-E) Coach: Dave Fross Date Opponent Result Score 3/4 vs. Ohio State @ W 5-4 3/5 vs. Central Michigan @ L 2-5 3/6 vs. Duquesne @ L 0-17 3/7 vs. South Alabama @ L 3-6 3/8 vs. Duquesne @ L 8-9 3/10 at Youngstown St. & W 7-5 (10) 3/12 vs. Wis.-Milwaukee $ W 8-3 (7) 3/12 at Eastern Kentucky $ W 3-2 (7) 3/17 vs. Notre Dame @ L 3-10 3/20 at Jacksonville W 13-10 3/21 at Jacksonville L 3-6 3/22 vs. W. Va. Wesleyan W 8-7 3/22 at Bethune-Cookman W 11-2 3/23 at Bethune-Cookman L 3-4 (10) 3/24 W. Michigan %# L 3-5 (7) 3/24 Cleveland St. %# L 5-15 (7) 3/25 Duquesne %# L 1-5 (7) 3/25 W. Michigan %# W 6-3 (7) 3/26 Duquesne % W 9-5 3/29 Cleveland State # L 3-13 4/1 Ball State * W 4-2 (7) 4/1 Ball State * L 2-9 (7) 4/2 Northern Illinois * L 2-5 (7) 4/4 Youngstown State W 8-7 4/5 Duquesne ! L 3-13 4/9 at Eastern Michigan * W 11-3 (7) 4/9 at Eastern Michigan * W 9-4 (7) 4/10 at Toledo * W 14-5 (7) 4/10 at Toledo * L 2-6 (7) 4/12 at Pittsburgh L 5-7 4/15 Miami * L 1-3 (7) 4/15 Miami * W 7-6 (7) 4/16 Miami * W 4-3 (7) 4/16 Miami * L 3-19 (7) 4/19 Niagara W 6-5 4/22 Kent State * W 9-3 (7) 4/22 Kent State * L 0-9 (7) 4/23 at Kent State * L 4-7 (7) 4/23 at Kent State * L 0-4 (7) 4/25 at Cleveland State ^ L 3-4 4/25 Duquesne # W 6-2 (7) 4/27 Youngstown State # L 9-11 (12) 4/29 at Ohio * L 5-9 (7) 4/29 at Ohio * W 7-5 (7) 4/30 at Ohio * W 7-5 (7) 4/30 at Ohio * L 7-15 (7) 5/3 Cleveland State # W 6-5 5/6 Marshall * L 4-5 (7) 5/6 Marshall * L 2-10 (7) 5/7 Marshall * L 1-6 (7) 5/7 Marshall * W 14-6 (7) 5/12 Pittsburgh # W 8-4 5/13 at Bowling Green * L 0-7 (7) 5/13 at Bowling Green * W 14-11 (7) 5/14 at Bowling Green * W 7-5 (7) 5/14 at Bowling Green * L 6-14 (7) @ North Florida $ Eastern Kentucky % Akron Invitational & Cafaro Field # Canal Park ! Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh ^ Jacobs Field, Cleveland * Mid-American Conference Games

2001

Record: 16-34 (9-18 MAC/6th-E) Coach: Tim Berenyi Date Opponent Result Score 2/23 vs. Xavier L 5-10 2/24 vs. Xavier W 15-6 3/2 vs. Stony Brook W 14-3 3/2 at Campbell L 5-8 3/3 vs. Stony Brook L 3-7 3/3 at Campbell W 22-6 3/9 at South Alabama L 6-8 3/10 at South Alabama L 4-13 3/11 at South Alabama L 3-14 3/20 at Florida State L 2-8 3/21 at Florida State L 2-14 3/24 at Toledo * L 10-11 3/25 at Toledo * L 7-19 3/28 Cleveland State L 3-6 3/30 at Central Michigan * W 6-4 (10) 3/31 at Central Michigan * L 7-8 4/1 at Central Michigan * L 1-11 (7) 4/1 at Central Michigan * L 4-21 4/4 at Duquense L 4-9 4/5 Otterbein # W 9-3 4/8 Marshall * L 2-5 (7) 4/8 Marshall * L 0-8 4/10 Youngstown State # L 6-10 4/11 Duquesne L 7-8 4/13 Ohio * L 7-16

4/14 Ohio * L 1-2 (7) 4/14 Ohio * W 11-7 4/17 at West Virginia L 5-6 (7) 4/18 Wooster L 4-8 4/20 Kent State * L 2-6 4/21 at Kent State * L 4-8 (7) 4/21 at Kent State * W 13-11 4/22 Kent State * L 1-13 4/25 at Ohio State W 9-8 4/26 at Youngstown State L 9-13 4/27 Buffalo * L 1-15 4/28 Buffalo * W 21-3 (7) 4/28 Buffalo * W 16-5 4/29 Buffalo * W 9-8 (10) 5/1 at Pittsburgh W 20-14 5/2 at Cleveland State % L 4-7 5/4 at Miami * L 8-18 5/5 at Miami * L 4-7 (7) 5/5 at Miami * L 13-18 5/6 at Miami * L 9-27 5/9 Pittsburgh W 3-2 5/11 Bowling Green * L 3-6 5/12 Bowling Green * W 14-13 (7) 5/12 Bowling Green * W 8-5 5/13 Bowling Green * W 9-7 # Canal Park % Jacobs Field, Cleveland * Mid-American Conference Game

2002

Record: 18-33 (8-19 MAC/5th-E) Coach: Tim Berenyi Date Opponent Result Score 2/22 at Tennessee Tech L 0-8 2/23 at Tennessee Tech L 3-12 2/24 at Tennesse Tech L 17-19 3/1 vs. West Virginia ^ L 1-12 3/2 vs. Northern Illinios ^ L 2-12 3/3 at Winthrop ^ W 10-6 3/10 at Eastern Kentucky W 9-3 (7) 3/10 at Eastern Kentucky W 13-10 (7) 3/16 at UNC-Asheville L 3-8 (7) 3/16 at UNC-Asheville L 7-12 (7) 3/23 at Youngstown St. L 1-5 3/27 at Xavier L 1-11 (7) 3/27 at Xavier W 11-4 (7) 3/30 Toledo * # L 1-10 3/31 Toledo * W 3-1 4/2 Youngstown State # W 10-2 (7) 4/3 at Pittsburgh L 8-9 4/5 Central Michigan * L 3-14 4/6 Central Michigan * L 1-14 (7) 4/6 Central Michigan * W 5-1 4/7 Central Michigan * L 2-12 4/10 at Canisius W 9-6 (7) 4/10 at Canisius W 2-1 (8) 4/13 at Marshall * L 4-8 4/13 at Marshall * W 12-3 4/16 Otterbein W 8-0 4/19 at Ohio * W 13-6 (7) 4/20 at Ohio * L 6-10 4/20 at Ohio * W 12-7 4/23 Cleveland State L 0-2 4/24 at Duquesne W 12-11 4/26 at Kent State * L 0-9 4/27 Kent State * L 4-9 4/27 Kent State * L 5-11 (7) 4/28 at Kent State * L 6-7 4/30 Duquesne W 12-7 5/4 at Buffalo * L 2-6 (7) 5/4 at Buffalo * W 10-4 5/5 at Buffalo * L 4-5 (7) 5/5 at Buffalo * L 3-17 5/8 Pittsburgh # W 14-5 5/10 Miami * W 5-4 5/11 Miami * # L 3-13 (7) 5/11 Miami * # L 1-14 5/12 Miami * L 3-13 5/14 at Louisville L 1-3 (7) 5/14 at Louisville L 2-6 (7) 5/17 at Bowling Green * L 11-15 5/18 at Bowling Green * L 4-28 (7) 5/18 at Bowling Green * L 2-10 5/19 at Bowling Green * L 9-12 * Mid-American Conference Game # at Canal Park ^ at Winthrop University Tournament

2003

Record: 22-30 (12-15 MAC/4th-E) Coach: Tim Berenyi Date Opponent Result Score 3/8 vs. Indiana % L 7-17 (7) 3/8 vs. Indiana % W 6-2 (7) 3/9 vs. Indiana % L 1-4 (7) 3/9 vs. Indiana % L 2-5 (8) 3/12 at Xavier L 4-7 (7) 3/12 at Xavier L 7-9 (7)

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YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS

2003-07

3/14 at Murray State L 1-3 3/14 at Murray State L 5-8 (7) 3/15 at Murray State L 4-5 (7) 3/16 at Murray State W 7-4 3/22 at Youngstown State L 2-9 (7) 3/22 vs. Valparaiso ^ W 3-2 (7) 3/23 vs. Valparaiso ^ W 9-5 (8) 3/23 at Youngstown State L 1-3 (7) 3/25 Cleveland State W 6-5 (11) 3/28 Buffalo * W 8-0 3/29 Buffalo * W 4-1 (7) 3/29 Buffalo * L 1-4 3/30 Buffalo* W 4-2 4/1 Duquesne # L 10-11 (12) 4/2 Niagara L 4-6 (7) 4/2 Niagara W 9-0 (7) 4/5 at Western Michigan * L 0-2 (7) 4/5 at Western Michigan * W 8-7 4/6 at Western Michigan * L 1-4 (7) 4/6 at Western Michigan * W 5-3 4/8 Pittsburgh # L 4-10 4/9 Youngstown State L 6-11 4/12 Eastern Michigan * W 9-2 4/13 at Eastern Michigan * L 4-8 4/15 at Youngstown State W 9-8 (10) 4/18 Ohio * W 7-1 4/19 Ohio * W 5-4 (7) 4/19 Ohio * L 6-7 (10) 4/20 Ohio * L 1-3 4/22 at Duquesne W 12-8 4/25 Ball State * W 7-5 4/26 Ball State * L 1-5 (7) 4/26 Ball State * W 9-8 4/27 Ball State* L 3-8 4/29 at Cleveland State W 5-0 5/2 Kent State * L 2-4 5/3 at Kent State * W 3-0 (7) 5/3 at Kent State L 3-4 5/4 Kent State* # L 3-4 (10) 5/9 at Marshall * W 11-6 5/10 at Marshall * L 1-4 (7) 5/11 at Marshall * L 2-7 (7) 5/16 at Miami * L 4-11 5/17 at Miami * W 7-2 (7) 5/18 at Miami * L 3-8 (7) 5/18 at Miami * L 3-15 # Canal Park (Akron, Ohio) % played in Asheville, N.C. ^ Cafaro Field (Niles, Ohio) * Mid-American Conference Game

2004

Record: 26-27 (11-12 MAC/4th-E) Coach: Tim Berenyi Date Opponent Result Score 2/19 at Winthrop L 3-18 2/20 at Winthrop % W 3-2 2/21 vs. Appalachian St. % W 11-1 2/22 vs. Stony Brook % W 15-8 3/6 at Austin Peay L 0-1 (7) 3/6 at Austin Peay L 5-6 3/7 at Austin Peay L 0-2 3/13 at Murray State W 4-2 (7) 3/13 at Murray State L 3-6 3/14 at Murray State W 8-3 3/19 at West Virginia L 1-7 3/20 at West Virginia L 2-8 (7) 3/20 at West Virginia W 8-4 (7)

3/24 at Xavier W 7-3 3/26 at George Mason W 7-2 3/27 at George Mason L 4-22 3/28 at George Mason W 6-5 4/3 at Buffalo * W 6-5 4/3 at Buffalo * W 6-1 4/6 Cleveland State # W 6-1 4/7 Youngstown State W 6-4 4/9 Ball State * L 4-13 4/10 Ball State * L 3-6 4/11 Ball State * W 5-4 4/14 Pittsburgh L 0-11 (7) 4/14 Pittsburgh W 4-3 (7) 4/16 Kent State * W 3-1 4/17 Kent State * W 4-3 4/18 Kent State * L 3-4 4/20 at Niagara W 9-5 (7) 4/20 at Niagara L 0-1 (7) 4/23 at Miami * W 3-2 4/24 at Miami * L 6-11 4/25 at Miami * W 14-10 4/28 at Duquesne L 7-8 (7) 4/28 at Duquesne W 3-2 (7) 5/1 at Northern Illinois * L 2-7 5/1 at Northern Illinois * L 2-6 5/2 at Northern Illinois * W 13-7 5/4 Duquesne # W 11-3 5/8 Marshall * L 3-8 5/8 Marshall * L 4-13 5/9 Marshall * W 13-1 5/11 Pittsburgh L 8-15 5/12 at Ohio State L 3-4 5/14 Eastern Michigan * L 0-5 5/16 Eastern Michigan * L 2-10 5/16 Eastern Michigan * W 4-1 5/18 Cincinnati # L 1-5 5/19 West Virginia L 5-6 5/22 at Ohio * L 5-6 5/22 at Ohio * L 3-7 5/23 at Ohio * W 9-7 % Griffin Pontiac Challenge # Canal Park * Mid-American Conference Game

2005

Record: 25-29 (11-8 MAC/2nd-E) Coach: Tim Berenyi Date Opponent Result Score 2/18 at Winthrop & L 3-9 2/19 vs. Gardner-Webb & L 0-2 2/20 vs. Missouri & L 0-11 2/25 vs. Valparaiso $ W 5-4 2/26 vs. Wis.-Milwaukee $ W 5-3 2/27 at Austin Peay $ L 5-9 3/4 at Tennessee Tech ^ L 8-9 3/4 vs. UNC-Asheville ^ W 6-3 3/5 vs. Dayton ^ W 6-5 3/6 at Tennessee Tech ^ W 16-2 3/12 at Murray State L 3-5 3/12 at Murray State W 6-5 (7) 3/13 at Murray State W 9-7 3/15 at Xavier L 5-8 3/18 at Western Kentucky L 3-6 3/19 at Western Kentucky L 4-6 3/20 at Western Kentucky W 16-9 3/26 at Wright State L 1-3 3/26 at Wright State L 4-7 (14) 3/27 at Wright State L 5-8

Teammates and Co-MVPs (2008) Doug McNulty and Kurt Davidson were four-year letterwinners from 2001-05 and garnish the UA record book in abundance.

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3/29 at Morehead State W 15-14 (10) 3/30 at Morehead State W 20-13 4/1 Buffalo # W 8-6 4/5 Cleveland State # L 3-13 4/6 Youngstown State # L 8-9 4/8 at Ball State * L 3-4 (11) 4/9 at Ball State * L 3-5 4/10 at Ball State * W 13-4 4/12 Pittsburgh L 15-17 4/13 Youngstown State L 7-11 4/15 at Kent State * W 4-2 4/16 at Kent State * W 2-0 4/17 at Kent State * L 2-7 4/19 at Cleveland State L 6-9 4/20 at West Virginia W 11-2 4/26 Duquesne W 14-0 4/29 Northern Illinois * L 6-12 4/30 Northern Illinois * W 8-3 5/1 Northern Illinois * W 2-1 (11) 5/4 at Duquesne W 7-5 (10) 5/6 at Marshall W 10-0 5/6 at Marshall L 1-2 5/7 at Marshall W 9-8 5/10 West Virginia # L 5-6 (11) 5/14 Eastern Michigan * L 7-8 (10) 5/14 Eastern Michigan * L 2-8 5/15 Eastern Michigan * W 11-8 5/17 Xavier # W 7-6 5/20 Ohio * W 8-3 5/21 Ohio * W 5-0 5/22 Ohio * W 3-2 5/25 Miami % L 0-2 5/26 Bowling Green % W 3-0 5/27 Ball State % L 3-6 & Winthrop Invitational $ Austin Peay Invitational ^ Tennessee Tech Invitational % MAC Tournament # Canal Park * Mid-American Conference Game

2006

Record: 15-36 (8-18 MAC/4th-E) Coach: Pat Bangtson Date Opponent Result Score 2/17 at Arkansas State W 7-2 2/17 at Arkansas State L 10-12 (7) 2/24 at Morehead State W 9-8 2/24 at Morehead State W 9-3 (7) 2/25 at Morehead State W 24-6 3/3 at Eastern Kentucky W 7-1 3/4 at Eastern Kentucky L 1-9 3/5 at Eastern Kentucky L 4-7 3/10 at #5 Tennessee L 2-3 3/11 at #5 Tennessee L 3-7 3/12 at Murray State L 5-6 3/12 at Murray State L 14-15 (8) 3/13 at Murray State L 3-11 3/17 at Western Kentucky L 4-5 3/18 at Western Kentucky L 7-12 3/18 vs. Wis.-Milwaukee $ L 12-20 3/19 vs. Wis.-Milwaukee $ L 9-15 3/24 Ball State * W 3-2 3/25 Ball State * L 5-11 3/26 Ball State * L 2-4 3/31 at Northern Illinois * L 2-4 4/1 at Northern Illinois * W 6-5 4/2 at Northern Illinois * L 3-8 (7) 4/4 Youngstown State L 3-6 4/7 Western Michigan * L 6-7 4/8 Western Michigan * L 3-6 4/9 Western Michigan * L 2-8 4/12 at Cincinnati L 9-11 4/14 at Central Michigan * L 2-9 4/15 at Central Michigan * L 6-7 4/16 at Central Michigan * L 5-9 4/19 at Pittsburgh L 6-10 4/21 Bowling Green * W 7-4 4/22 Bowling Green * L 1-9 4/23 Bowling Green * W 4-2 4/26 at Youngstown State W 8-4 4/28 Buffalo * W 7-5 4/29 Buffalo * L 6-7 4/30 Buffalo * W 9-8 (10) 5/2 Malone College L 12-13 (10) 5/3 at Duquesne L 6-7 5/5 at Ohio * W 14-4 5/6 at Ohio * L 2-5 5/7 at Ohio * L 4-10 5/9 Pittsburgh % W 15-11 5/13 at Kent State * L 1-5 5/13 at Kent State * W 8-6 5/16 at West Virginia L 6-10 5/19 Miami (Ohio) * L 1-2 5/20 Miami (Ohio) * L 2-5 5/20 Miami (Ohio) * L 0-3 * Mid-American Conference Game % at Canal Park

Pat Gliha (2004-07) finished his player career with the most pitching appearances in school history (73). $ at Western Kentucky

2007

Record: 23-24 (8-16 MAC/4th-E) Coach: Pat Bangtson Date Opponent Result Score 2/23 vs. Memphis ^ L 2-4 2/23 vs. Missouri ^ W 8-5 (13) 2/25 vs. Air Force ^ W 6-1 3/3 at Eastern Kentucky W 7-0 (7) 3/3 at Eastern Kentucky W 8-6 (7) 3/8 vs. IPFW % W 8-6 3/9 vs. Northern Iowa % W 7-6 3/9 vs. Georgetown % W 7-6 (10) 3/10 vs. Valparaiso % W 6-3 3/11 vs Vermont % W 11-10 3/16 at Memphis L 2-3 3/17 at Memphis L 4-5 3/18 at Memphis L 6-12 3/24 at Ball State * L 5-10 3/25 at Ball State * W 13-5 3/26 at Ball State * L 4-6 3/28 Cleveland State W 6-3 3/30 Northern Illinois * L 3-8 3/31 Northern Illinois * W 5-0 4/1 Northern Illinois * L 4-7 4/3 Malone W 6-3 4/4 at Duquesne W 18-8 4/10 Pittsburgh L 2-4 4/13 Central Michigan * L 1-6 4/14 Central Michigan * W 7-6 4/14 Central Michigan * L 12-28 4/18 at Youngstown State W 8-7 4/20 at Bowling Green * L 0-3 4/21 at Bowling Green * W 7-3 4/22 at Bowling Green * L 15-16 4/24 vs. Kent State $ W 3-1 4/27 at Buffalo * L 5-7 4/28 at Buffalo * L 3-12 4/29 at Buffalo * W 8-4 5/1 at Pittsburgh L 4-5 5/2 at Ohio State L 2-7 5/4 Ohio * L 6-13 5/5 Ohio * W 15-7 5/6 Ohio * L 8-12 5/9 Duquesne L 6-12 5/11 Kent State * L 6-18 5/12 Kent State * W 8-6 5/13 Kent State * L 5-11 5/15 Youngstown State W 8-3 5/17 at Miami * W 2-1 5/18 at Miami * L 4-5 5/19 at Miami * L 0-13 ^ - Service Academies Spring Classic, Millington, Tenn. % - Spring Trip, Bradenton, Fla. * - Mid-American Conference game $ - Diamond Classic for Kids, Canal Park,


YEAR BY YEAR RESULTS • 2010 LODGING INFORMATION

2008-09

Akron, Ohio

Date 2/22 2/23 2/23 2/24 2/29 3/1 3/2 3/7 3/8 3/8 3/9 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/14 3/16 3/17 3/25 3/26 4/2 4/5 4/5 4/6 4/9 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/15 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/20 4/23 4/23 4/25 4/26 4/27 4/29 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/7 5/09 5/10 5/11 5/13 5/15 5/16 5/17

2008

Record: 25-24 (8-13 MAC/4th-E) Coach: Pat Bangtson Opponent Result Score vs. West Virginia W 5-1 vs. West Virginia L 3-11 (7) vs. West Virginia L 1-2 (7) vs. West Virginia W 3-2 at UNC Asheville L 0-5 at UNC Asheville W 11-6 at UNC Asheville L 1-4 at Lamar W 10-8 vs. New York Tech W 17-8 at Lamar L 7-10 vs. Buffalo W 3-0 vs. Eastern Illinois W 11-1 vs. Eastern Kentucky W 10-4 vs. Illinois State L 7-8 vs. Bucknell W 4-3 vs. Illinois L 11-15 vs. Dartmouth W 6-5 Duquesne L 5-6 Youngstown State W 4-6 Malone College W 4-3 Eastern Michigan* W 6-2 Eastern Michigan* L 4-5 Eastern Michigan* L 6-12 Youngstown State W 8-5 Northern Illinois* L 4-5 Northern Illinois* L 11-14 Northern Illinois* L 10-14 at Penn State W 5-3 vs. Kent State $ L 15-16 Ohio* W 7-6 Ohio* W 6-0 Ohio* W 10-3 at Ohio State L 7-8 at Ohio State W 7-3 at Buffalo* L 4-10 at Buffalo* L 8-11 at Buffalo* W 9-7 Cleveland State L 9-12 Miami* W 16-8 Miami* W 14-10 Miami* L 7-8 Duquesne W 9-7 Kent State* W 15-7 Kent State* L 2-11 Kent State* L 5-19 at Pittsburgh W 4-2 Bowling Green* L 9-15 Bowling Green* L 7-12(11) Bowling Green* L 3-4

% - Spring Trip, Bradenton, Fla. * - Mid-American Conference game $ - Diamond Classic for Kids, Canal Park, Akron, Ohio

2009

Record: 19-33 (12-15 MAC/5th-E) Coach: Pat Bangtson Date Opponent Result Score 2/20 vs. Marshall# L 3-9 2/20 at Wake Forest# L 2-1 2/21 at Wake Forest# L 15-16 2/22 at Old Dominion# L 4-14 2/27 at Jacksonville% L 4-6 2/28 vs Wis.-Milwaukee % L 7-9 3/1 vs #25 Michigan% L 7-10 3/4 vs Lehigh^ W 9-6 3/4 vs NC State^ L 4-5 (18) 3/5 vs Villanova^ L 4-12 3/6 vs St. Bonaventure^ W 14-6 3/7 vs Penn State^ L 4-10 3/8 vs Pittsburgh^ L 5-8 3/13 at #21 Illinois L 1-10 3/14 at #21 Illinois L 3-4 3/14 at #21 Illinois L 9-13(7) 3/15 at #21 Illinois L 2-11(7) 3/18 Youngstown State W 18-10 3/20 at Ball State* L 2-3 3/21 at Ball State* W 10-8 3/22 at Ball State* L 1-5 3/24 Pittsburgh L 13-14 3/25 at Duquesne W 6-2 3/27 Toledo* L 6-11 3/28 Toledo* W 13-4 3/28 Toledo* L 1-2 3/31 at Pittsburgh L 5-17 4/3 at Eastern Michigan* L 4-6 4/4 at Eastern Michigan* W 8-6 4/5 at Eastern Michigan* L 3-5 4/10 Northern Illinois* W 14-10 4/10 Northern Illinois* W 14-11 4/12 Northern Illinois* W 10-9 4/17 at Ohio University* L 4-10

4/18 4/18 4/21 4/22 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/29 5/1 5/2 5/3 5/5 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/14 5/15 5/16

at Ohio University* L 4-9 at Ohio University* L 8-9(13) Malone W 7-4 Duquesne W 11-2 Buffalo* W 7-1 Buffalo* W 4-1 Buffalo* L 2-3 at Ohio State L 3-7 Miami (Ohio)* L 2-8 Miami (Ohio)* L 2-3 Miami (Ohio)* W 4-2 vs #26 Kent State& W 12-5 at #26 Kent State* W 8-4(11) at #26 Kent State* L 9-12 at #26 Kent State* W 5-3 at Bowling Green* L 9-14 at Bowling Green* W 15-4 at Bowling Green* L 9-17

* Mid-American Conference game # Wake Forest Invitational (Winston-Salem, N.C.) % Jacksonville University Invitational (Jacksonville, Fla.) ^ Palm Beach Challenge (Lantana, Fla. Santaluces Sports Complex) & Diamond Classic For Kids (Canal Park, Akron, Ohio) () extra inning game

Canal Park Record: 22-27

W 3 3 4 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 22

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

L 2 3 5 5 1 3 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 27

2010 AKRON LODGING INFORMATION Feb. 19 – 21, 2010; Minnesota (Fort Myers) Best Western Airport Inn 8955 Daniels Pkwy Fort Myers, FL 33912 Ph # 239-561-7000 Feb. 25 – Mar. 1, 2010; New Mexico State LaQuinta Inn & Suites 790 Avenida De Mesilla Las Cruces, NM 88005 Ph # 505-524-0331 Mar. 4 – Mar.7, 2010; UNC Wilmington Courtyard by Marriott 151 Van Campen Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403 Ph # 910-395-8224 Mar.11 – Mar.20, 2010; RussMatt Challenge Regal Palms Resort and Spa 2700 Sand Mine Rd. Davenport, Fl 33897 Ph # 863-424-6141 Mar.25 – Mar. 28, 2010; Western Michigan Hampton Inn 1550 E. Kilgore Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49001 Ph # 269 344 7774 Apr. 8 – Apr.10, 2010; Central Michigan Comfort Inn & Suites 2424 South Mission. Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 Ph # 989 772 4000 Apr. 22 – Apr. 24, 2010; Miami (Ohio) Best Western/Sycamore Inn 6 E. Sycamore Street. Oxford, OH 45056 Ph # 513 523 0000 May 6 – May 9, 2010; Bowling Green Holiday Inn Express 10621 Fremont Pike Perrysburg, OH 43551 Ph# 419 874 3101

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University of Akron COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

With the completion of the $300 million “Landscape for Learning” initiative, The University of Akron has become one of the most modern and up-to-date campuses in the Mid-American Conference. Among the newly-constructed buildings were a Student Union, Recreation and Wellness Center and Field House (all pictured).

Both the local and national community have taken notice of The University’s commitment to excellence as the following events have taken place at the buildings over the last two years: • Big East Track and Field Championship • Akron Roadrunner Marathon Expo • NFL Hall of Fame Game practice facility

University of Akron

InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field

Student Union

Stile Athletic Field House

Stile Athletic Field House

Recreation Center - Exterior

Recreation Center - Fitness Area

Lee Jackson Field



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