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2010 Baseball Quick Facts USC Upstate

Media Relations

School__________ University of South Carolina Upstate Location_ ______________________ Spartanburg, S.C. Founded__________________________________1967 Enrollment_ ______________________________ 5,268 Nickname_____________________________ Spartans School Colors_ _______Dark Green (567), White & Black Home Facility_ _______________________ Harley Park Capacity_ __________________________________500 Affiliation_ _______________________ NCAA Division I Conference________________ Atlantic Sun Conference Chancellor_________________ John C. Stockwell, Ph.D. Athletic Director________________________ Mike Hall Athletic Department Phone__________ (864) 503-5141 Web site_ _______________www.upstatespartans.com

Assistant A.D./Media Relations_ __________ Bill English Office Phone____________________ (864) 503-5129 E-mail________________ benglish@uscupstate.edu Assistant Director/Baseball Contact_ _____Joe Guistina Office Phone____________________ (864) 503-5152 Cell Phone _____________________ (864) 205-0625 E-mail________________ jguistina@uscupstate.edu Assistant___________________________Alex Edwards Office Phone______________________ (864) 503-5166 E-mail________________aedwards@uscupstate.edu Fax Number_ _____________________ (864) 503-5127 SID Mailing Address_____________ 800 University Way Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Baseball Information

Commissioner_______________________ Ted Gumbart Director of Communications_____________ Eric Moyer Communications Asst./Baseball ________ Jeff Symonds Office Phone____________________ (478) 474-3394 E-mail________________ jsymonds@atlanticsun.org Mailing Address_ _____ 3370 Vineville Ave., Suite 108-B Macon, Ga. 31204-0790

Head Coach_ _______________________ Matt Fincher Alma Mater______________ Georgia Southern, 1984 Record at School/Years_ _________274-378/11 years Overall Record/Years_____________________ Same Head Coach Phone_ _____________ (864) 503-5135 E-mail________________ mfincher@uscupstate.edu Best Way to Reach Coach____________ Through SID Assistant Coach_ ___________________ Russell Triplett Assistant Coach_ __________________ Grant Rembert Volunteer Assistant__________________ Phillip Myers 2009 Overall Record________________________ 17-37 Atlantic Sun Conference Record/Finish_____ 7-23, 11th Starters Returning/Lost_ ______________________ 4/5 Pitchers Returning/Lost_______________________ 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost________________ 17/13

Baseball History

First Year of Baseball_________________________1986 Overall All-Time Record_ ________________ 544-633-1 No. of Years in NCAA Tournament (Div. II)___________ 0 No. of Years in NAIA Tournament__________________ 5 Last Year in NAIA Tournament_________________1990



Atlantic Sun Conference

Credits The 2010 USC Upstate Baseball Media Guide is a production of the USC Upstate Media Relations Office. It was written, designed and edited by Assistant Media Relations Director Joe Guistina. Editorial assistance provided by head coach Matt Fincher and the USC Upstate University Communications Office. Additional assistance provided by Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Bill English, Media Relations Assistant Alex Edwards and Student Assistants Brittany Rice, Nick Schneiders and Brandon Shanesy. Cover design by Nick Schneiders. Photography by Les Duggins, Mike Bruce, Joe Guistina, Jason McCabe, Bill English and the USC Upstate archives. Printing by Electric City Printing, Anderson, S.C. A special thanks to the 2010 USC Upstate baseball staff and players for their help in compiling the information in this guide.

Quick Facts/Table of Contents_______________ 1 Media Information/Directions_______________ 2 2010 Spartan Roster_______________________ 3 2010 Season Preview: Gaining Momentum_ __4-6 Coaching Staff/Support Staff___________ 7-12 2010 Spartan Student-Athlete Profiles__ 13-27 Seniors_ ___________________________13-17 Juniors_ ___________________________18-19 Sophomores________________________20-23 Freshmen__________________________24-27 The Thomas L. Smith Scholarship_ ________ 28 2010 Opponents_____________________ 29-31 2010 Season in Review_ ______________ 32-38 Spartan History & Records_ __________ 39-166 25 Seasons, 25 Moments______________ 39-54 Top Five Moments From 1986-90_______40-42 Top Five Moments From 1991-95_______43-45 Top Five Moments From 1996-00_______46-48 Top Five Moments From 2000-04_______49-51 Top Five Moments From 2005-09_______52-54 The Program Leaders____________________ 55 Year-By-Year Recaps_________________ 56-103 Honors & Awards_ __________________ 104-07 Upstate Athletic Hall of Fame Members___ 105 All-Americans/Major Award Winners_ ____ 106 Pro Baseball Signees_ _________________ 107 All-Time Career Summaries__________ 108-138 All-Time Numerical Roster__________ 139-142 Annual Team Records___________________ 143 Team Statistics Year-By-Year_____________ 143 Year-By-Year Leaders_______________ 144-150 Offensive Categories_______________144-147 Pitching Categories________________148-149 Defensive Categories__________________ 150 All-Time Career Records_ ___________ 151-156 Offensive Categories_______________151-153 Pitching Categories________________154-156 Defensive Categories__________________ 156 All-Time Single-Season Records______ 157-162 Offensive Categories_______________157-160 Pitching Categories________________160-162 Defensive Categories__________________ 162 Single-Season Team Records_ ___________ 163 Game Records_________________________ 164 Low-Hitters/Hitting Streaks/Cycles_______ 165 All-Time Records vs. Opponents__________ 165 Upstate’s Baseball Parks_ _______________ 166 This is USC Upstate Athletics_ _______ 167-183 This is USC Upstate_ _______________167-169 The Academic Success_________________ 170 The Community Involvement___________ 171 The Facilities______________________172-173 Athletic Accomplishments_ ____________ 174 Hall of Fame_________________________ 175 2008-09 Athletics In Review_ ___________ 176 Athletics Administration_ ___________177-179 Sports Medicine______________________ 180 Athletics Association/Compliance_ ______ 181 The Atlantic Sun Conference____________ 182 The Move To Divsion I_ ________________ 183 2010 Upstate Photo Roster______________ 184


Media Information/Directions

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The 2010 University of South Carolina Upstate Baseball Media Guide has been assembled to serve as the primary information source for writers, broadcasters, sports directors, sports editors, sports information directors and fans that follow the Spartans. The USC Upstate Media Relations Office is always interested in assisting members of the media in their coverage of Upstate athletics. Publicity and media information for baseball is handled by Assistant Media Relations Director Joe Guistina. Weekly releases, statistics, photographs and other materials are available by contacting him by phone at (864) 503-5152 or by e-mail at jguistina@uscupstate.edu.

The official athletics Web site for USC Upstate, www.upstatespartans.com, is updated continuously throughout the year. Weekly releases, feature stories and player biographies are available for Upstate baseball and all of the Spartans’ 17 athletic programs. For more information on USC Upstate, its academic programs, campus life, campus services and admissions office, please visit www.uscupstate. edu.

Media Credentials Please direct all requests for press and photo credentials for USC Upstate home games to Joe Guistina, Assistant Media Relations Director, by calling (864) 5035152. Calling at least 48 hours in advance is appreciated. USC Upstate baseball games are ticketed events, so media members may need credentials in order to gain access to Harley Park.

Interview Policy All interviews taking place other than on the day of a game with head coach Matt Fincher and/or players must be arranged through the USC Upstate Media Relations Office. In order to avoid any deadline conflicts, it is recommended that the request be made two days in advance. It should be noted that player telephone numbers will not be given out under any circumstances. Any media members wishing to interview head coach Matt Fincher or selected players following USC Upstate home games should see Joe Guistina in the pressbox at the conclusion of the game. Head coach Matt Fincher and selected players will be made available on the playing surface of Harley Park following a short cooling-off period.

Game Day Services Weekly notes, rosters and final match statistics are provided at each home game. Post-game interviews will begin approximately 10 minutes following the conclusion of the game. Upstate head coach Matt Fincher and selected players will be on hand. The visiting coach and players are available upon request as well.

Cleveland S. Harley Park The home of USC Upstate baseball is Harley Park, located off North Campus Boulevard in the heart of the Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex on the northern end of campus. All members of the media should enter the Harley Park using the front entrance. Members of the media must show their press credentials at the entrance. Please contact Assistant Media Relations Director Joe Guistina for credentials at (864) 503-5152.

Directions to USC Upstate

From I-85 in either direction – Use Exit 72 on to U.S. 176 towards Spartanburg. Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From I-26 in either direction – exit on to I-85 northbound, and follow the above directions. Using I-85 instead of Business I-85 is the preferable route. From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 northbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 southbound – Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left. From Business I-85 northbound – Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge over Business I85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the three-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus Boulevard into campus From Business I-85 southbound – Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus Boulevard to the campus.

Media Outlets Spartanburg Herald-Journal Phone: (864) 562-7241 Fax: (864) 594-6234 Contact: Todd Shanesy

The State (Columbia, S.C.) Phone: (803) 771-8470 Fax: (803) 771-8613 Contact: Bob Gillespie

Greenville News Phone: (864) 298-4100 Fax: (864) 298-4137

Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Phone: (704) 358-5125 Fax: (704) 358-5110

ESPN 1400 AM Phone: 864-573-1400 Contact: Matt Smith WHNS-TV Phone: 864-288-2100 Fax: (864) 987-1219 Contact: Dan Bubany

WSPA-TV Phone: (864) 576-7777 Fax: (864) 587-5430 Contact: Pete Yanity WYFF-TV Phone: (864) 242-4404 Fax: (864) 240-5305 Contact: Geoff Hart 


2010 Rosters

Numerical Roster

Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. B/T. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School 1 Blake Green UTL L/R 5-9 180 Jr. Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern 3 McCrae Norton OF R/R 5-10 170 Fr. Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney 4 Bobby Jackson P R/R 5-11 170 Fr. Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney 6 Ryan Newell P R/R 6-3 185 Fr. Marietta, Ga./Marietta 7 Branden Millhouse INF R/R 5-9 160 So. Summerville, S.C./Summerville 8 Austin Liput INF L/R 5-10 175 So. Oviedo, Fla./Trinity Prep 9 Adam Waters P/INF R/R 5-10 185 So. Denver, N.C./Hopewell 10 Tyler Miller OF R/R 5-9 175 Fr. Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill 11 Brian Dempsey OF/P L/L 6-1 185 Sr. Montverde,Fla./East Ridge 12 Chris Knauff P R/L 6-3 160 Fr. Marietta, Ga./Walton 13 Philip Brannon P R/R 6-3 195 Jr. Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Methodist 14 Jeff Medley C/INF R/R 6-1 180 So. Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford 16 Barrett Stover P R/R 6-3 205 Sr. Durham, N.C./Lenoir C.C. 17 Tyler Cook OF R/R 6-2 205 So. Bloomington, Ill./University 18 Scott DeCecco P R/L 6-0 175 Fr. Cape May Courthouse, N.J./Middle Township 19 Brody Greer INF R/R 6-1 175 Fr. Honea Path, S.C./Belton-Honea Path 20 Matt Branham P R/R 6-5 205 Sr. Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley 22 Tyler Oliver P R/R 6-2 185 Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill 23 Ryan Fern P R/R 6-1 185 So. Oviedo, Fla./Winter Springs 24 Andre Harris OF R/R 5-11 195 Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids C.C. 25 Austin Moyer P/INF L/R 6-0 225 So. Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford 26 Trevor Leonard C/P R/R 6-0 170 Fr. Lexington, N.C./Central Davidson 30 Jimmy Tanner C/INF R/R 6-0 210 Sr. Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill 31 Robert Stegbauer P R/R 6-7 230 So. Hillsboro, Ohio/Lynchburg-Clay 32 Sam Bruner C R/R 6-3 215 Fr. Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School 33 Jordan Rusk P R/L 6-0 195 Fr. Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley 34 Joe Barnes INF R/R 5-11 190 Jr. Lake Orion, Mich./Grand Rapids C.C. 35 Stephen Rozenman P L/L 6-2 165 Fr. Miami, Fla./Dr. Michael Krop 37 Trey Richardson C/INF R/R 6-2 200 Fr. Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins 38 Gaither Bumgardner P/INF R/R 6-6 200 Fr. Fort Lawn, S.C./Great Falls 39 Andrew Wyant P R/R 6-6 235 So. Newton, N.C./Fred T. Foard Head Coach: 21 Matt Fincher (13th year, Georgia Southern ’84) Assistant Coaches: 5 Russell Triplett (4th year, Clemson ’04); 27 Grant Rembert (2nd year, Elon ’05) Volunteer Assistant: 44 Phillip Myers (1st year, USC Upstate ’09) Manager: Daniel Assey

Academic Major Interdisciplinary Studies Undeclared Physical Education Business Administration Business Administration Business Management Business Management Criminal Justice Physical Education Physical Education Interdisciplinary Studies Business Management Physical Education Business Management Undeclared Physical Education Criminal Justice Business Administration Undeclared Interdisciplinary Studies Communications Undeclared Info. Management & Systems Interdisciplinary Studies Business Administration Biology Interdisciplinary Studies Undeclared Undeclared Physical Education Physical Education

LEFT FIELD Tyler Cook Tyler Miller McCrae Norton Brian Dempsey

SHORTSTOP Brody Greer Austin Liput Branden Millhouse

THIRD BASE Gaither Bumgardner Joe Barnes Adam Waters Jeff Medley Austin Liput



SECOND BASE Blake Green Branden Millhouse Joe Barnes

STARTERS Matt Branham Philip Brannon Scott DeCecco Ryan Newell Gaither Bumgardner CATCHER Jimmy Tanner Jeff Medley Trevor Leonard Sam Bruner Trey Richardson

SHORT RELIEF/CLOSER Tyler Oliver Barrett Stover

RIGHT FIELD Brian Dempsey Tyler Miller Tyler Cook

FIRST BASE Austin Moyer Jimmy Tanner Joe Barnes Gaither Bumgardner

DESIGNATED HITTER Austin Moyer Jimmy Tanner Jeff Medley Adam Waters

Name Joe Barnes Matt Branham Philip Brannon Sam Bruner Gaither Bumgardner Tyler Cook Scott DeCecco Brian Dempsey Ryan Fern Blake Green Brody Greer Andre Harris Bobby Jackson Chris Knauff Trevor Leonard Austin Liput Jeff Medley Tyler Miller Branden Millhouse Austin Moyer Ryan Newell McCrae Norton Tyler Oliver Trey Richardson Stephen Rozenman Jordan Rusk Robert Stegbauer Barrett Stover Jimmy Tanner Adam Waters Andrew Wyant

Pos. INF P P C P/INF OF P OF/P P UTL INF OF P P C/P INF C/INF OF INF P/INF P OF P C/INF P P P P C/INF P/INF P

By Class

By Position CENTERFIELD Andre Harris Blake Green Tyler Miller

No. 34 20 13 32 38 17 18 11 23 1 19 24 4 12 26 8 14 10 7 25 6 3 22 37 35 33 31 16 30 9 39

MIDDLE RELIEF Austin Moyer Adam Waters Ryan Fern Robert Stegbauer Andrew Wyant Chris Knauff Stephen Rozenman Jordan Rusk Bobby Jackson

Seniors (5) 20 Matt Branham 11 Brian Dempsey 22 Tyler Oliver 16 Barrett Stover 30 Jimmy Tanner Juniors (4) 34 Joe Barnes 13 Philip Brannon 1 Blake Green 24 Andre Harris Sophomores (9) 17 Tyler Cook 23 Ryan Fern 8 Austin Liput 14 Jeff Medley 7 Branden Millhouse 25 Austin Moyer 31 Robert Stegbauer 9 Adam Waters 39 Andrew Wyant Freshmen (13) 32 Sam Bruner 38 Gaither Bumgardner 18 Scott DeCecco 19 Brody Greer 4 Bobby Jackson 12 Chris Knauff 26 Trevor Leonard 10 Tyler Miller 6 Ryan Newell 3 McCrae Norton 37 Trey Richardson 35 Stephen Rozenman 33 Jordan Rusk

P OF/P P P C/INF INF P UTL OF OF P INF C/INF INF P/INF P P/INF P C P/INF P INF P P C/P OF P OF C/INF P P


Season Preview

2010 Season Preview

Senior Matt Branham returns to Upstate after being drafted by the Houston Astros in 2009.

G a i n i n g Mo m e n t u m Just when the USC Upstate baseball team’s momentum appeared to have slowed at the end of the 2009 season, the team finished with a remarkable flair, posting seven wins in its final 11 games, including a convincing, pitching-dominated sweep of Campbell, who finished the season with the third-most prolific offense in Division I. By June, two of the team’s best pitchers, juniors Teddy Fallon and Matt Branham, each heard their name called during the Major League Baseball Draft. It was the first time since 1988 that the Spartans had two players selected in the draft. So now, as Upstate gets set for its third year of Divison I and Atlantic Sun Conference play, the Spartans will do so looking to improve on a 17-37 overall record and a 7-23 mark in the A-Sun. Of course, they will have a few tools at their disposal, making for a silver lining that could lift the Spartans back into the middle of the pack in the A-Sun, as they finished fifth in 2008 before falling to 11th in 2009. To start with, even though Fallon has left to begin his professional career in the Pittsburgh organization, Branham has decided to return to the Spartanburg campus for his senior season. The team’s ace, Branham set a school-record with 82 strikeouts as a junior. Joining Branham in the rotation will be junior Philip Brannon, a 2006 draft pick by Pittsburgh who is back after shoulder issues robbed him of much of the past two seasons. Offensively, the Spartans will return senior Jimmy Tanner, who is coming off a summer performance in which he earned Northwoods League All-Star honors. A three-year starter at catcher, Tanner enters the season 20 hits away from becoming the eighth player in school history to reach 200 in a career. Joining Tanner are a pair of players that have earned A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors in 2008 honoree, junior Blake Green, a second baseman/outfielder, and 2009 honoree, sophomore Austin Moyer, a first baseman/pitcher. Add onto that one of the deepest recruiting classes in school history, which includes 15 newcomers, eight of whom will help the Spartans start the 2010 season with the deepest pitching staff in the school’s D-I era. “We are young,” 13th-year head coach Matt Fincher said. “We have 13 freshmen and two junior college transfers who have not played on this level. We’ll be playing inexperienced players a great deal throughout the season. Their development over the course of the season is going to have a direct and immediate impact on how we fare. We are hopeful that we have four or five guys that can develop quickly and can make an impact. I think it bodes well for the future but it could make things interesting this year at times.”

Starting Pitchers

Fincher, now the head coach at Upstate for more than half of its 25 years of baseball, is fond of saying that when the Spartans have success, it starts on the mound. After the team posted a 7.81 ERA in 2009, it’s easy to see his point. The Spartans have looked to bolstered that staff by adding eight new arms and welcoming back Brannon to the fold, who is nearing 100 percent after shoulder surgery last spring. Branham, a senior from Columbia, S.C., will once again look to lead the Spartan pitching staff. A 47th-round draft pick by the Houston Astros in 2009, Branham has already etched his name in several career record books. Already tied for 10th in school history with 11 career wins, Branham is just 22 strikeouts away from becoming the third player in school history to reach 200 in a career. With a fastball that touches the low-90s and both a slider and changeup in his arsenal, the 6-5 right-hander will likely once again draw the attention of plenty of scouts this season. “We’re hopeful that he pitches like he has something to prove,” Fincher said. “He has worked hard to improve his strength and conditioning. I have every belief that he will improve his numbers from last year and that he will be a true frontline guy for us.” Another pitcher that should draw the attention of pro scouts is Brannon, as the 6-2 right-hander will likely step back into the weekend rotation. Brannon, a 2006 MLB draft pick, posted an 8-0 record in two years at Spartanburg Methodist College before a shoulder injury took him from the mound. As a junior, he threw three pitches to one batter in his Upstate debut before being shut down and moving on to have surgery. After a lengthy rehab, the Broome High graduate could give the Spartans one of the best 1-2 punches in the A-Sun. “He is the individual on the staff after Branham that has the most upside,” Fincher said. “We think Phillip is healthy right now. I am very hopeful that he is a No. 2 starter for us. He has experience and has had a lot of success at the junior college level. We think he can be a very good pitcher in our program.” From the third starter slot to the two weekend slots, the Spartans can go in several directions, including sophomores Austin Moyer and Ryan Fern and freshmen Scott DeCecco, Ryan Newell and Gaither Bumgardner. Moyer, a 5-10 Greensboro, N.C., native, spent most of his freshman season in the weekend rotation, finishing with a 3-7 record in 51 2/3 innings. Moyer posted three quality starts and has an arsenal that features a mid-80s fastball and a solid curveball. 


Season Preview Fern, a 6-1 Oviedo, Fla., native, also spent time in the weekend rotation as a freshmen, finishing with a 1-7 record. He tossed 46 1/3 innings and also appeared seven times in relief, giving him some versatility. Three freshmen could also factor into the starting rotation, as DeCecco, Newell and Bumgardner, may all get starting experience. DeCecco, a 6-0 New Jersey native, will give the Spartans a varied look, as the left-hander had a monster senior year at Middle Township High School, finishing 7-3, with 101 strikeouts in 48 innings. Newell, a 6-3 Marietta, Ga., native played for the East Cobb Braves, one of the best summer league teams in the nation, serving as the team’s ace thanks to his high-80s fastball. He struck out 70 and had a 1.70 ERA as a senior at Marietta High School. Bumgardner wraps up the freshman trio, as the 6-6 Fort Lawn, S.C., native went 8-4 as a senior at Great Falls High School with a 0.61 ERA. With a mid80s fastball, Bumgardner earned Class A Region III Player of the Year and all-state honors as a senior. “We have some competition which we didn’t have last year,” Fincher said, “and we can make adjustments as we go through the season. This year, we have our fingers crossed that we have the depth to make adjustments.”

Relief Pitchers

With 18 pitchers on the 2010 roster, the Spartans have as much depth in their bullpen as they have ever had in the D-I era. Looking to lead the pen this year is a pair of seniors in Barrett Stover and Tyler Oliver, while 10 others can likely filter in a myriad of roles, including three left-handed freshmen that will give the Spartans some solid depth in the pen. The team will look to its senior leaders in Stover and Oliver in late game situations. Stover, a Durham, N.C., native, led the Spartans with three saves and a win from the pen in 2009. Oliver, a Lawrenceville, Ga., native, has led the Spartans in appearances in each of the last two years and the lanky right-hander won two games in 2009. “T.O. is the logical guy to step up out of the group because he is a senior,” Fincher said. “I don’t think I did him any favors last year because I used him too much. Hopefully, this year we can get into a systematic approach in regards to his use. Barrett Stover wore down, too. If we can give them an opportunity to rest, they can be more effective for us.” From the right-handed side, the Spartans can look to three pitchers with significant experience in sophomores Adam Waters, Andrew Wyant and Robert Stegbauer. Waters, a 5-10 sophomore, will look to fight off a back injury suffered early this winter to provide some added depth to the Upstate bullpen. As a freshman, Waters appeared in 20 games, tossing 30 innings and finishing 1-1. Wyant, a 6-6 sophomore, appeared in six games out of the pen as a freshman. Stegbauer, a 6-6 redshirt sophomore, also returns after fighting off an illness that took him from USC Upstate for the 2009 spring semester. Fully healthy this spring, Stegbauer can both spot start and be used in any relief role. Freshmen Bobby Jackson, who is coming back after shoulder surgery, and Trevor Leonard will also look to find some time in the Upstate bullpen. On the left-handed side, Upstate has four pitchers that can contribute. Senior Brian Dempsey can once again be used in middle relief after tossing 19 1/3 innings in the last two seasons. Chris Knauff, Stephen Rozenman and Jordan Rusk will also contribute from the left-handed side for the Spartans in any variety of roles. “We’re hopeful three left-handed freshmen can produce a competitive inning from time to time,” Fincher said. “If you have options from the left side in the bullpen, it strengthens the team.”

Catchers

Behind the dish, the Spartans can turn to a group of five players to spend time behind the dish, led by senior and three-year starter Jimmy Tanner and sophomore Jeff Medley. “They are going to be in competition,” Fincher said. “We think they can both catch, throw and hit, so we’ll see how it turns out. They both provide us with options, as far as other positions, so that’s a good thing.” Tanner, a 5-11 Fayetteville, Ga., native, is the lone catcher on Upstate’s roster with



Jimmy Tanner paced the Upstate offense with a .354 average and 41 runs in 2009. His 80 hits were fifth in school history. collegiate catching experience, but he does have 96 games of experience over his first three seasons at Upstate. The best contact hitter on the team, Tanner paced the Upstate offense with a .354 average and 41 runs in 2009. His 80 hits were fifth in school history and leave him just 61 away from the school record of 241 hits set by John Caddell (2004-07). Medley, a 6-1 Greensboro, N.C., native, will look to take over as the Spartans’ second catcher. As a freshman, he played third base, appearing in 43 games and hitting .255, also adding two homers and 21 RBIs. Perhaps most importantly in his transition to catcher, he displayed a very strong arm. Behind Tanner and Medley, the Spartans can filter in three freshmen behind the dish, including Sam Bruner, Trevor Leonard and Trey Richardson. “If one of the freshmen does develop, we are always in competition,” Fincher said. “If they make themselves available, we will certainly use them.”

Infielders

Upstate’s infield will likely take a variety of transformations during the 2010 season, but that will be by design, as the team’s 11 available infielders also can perform a variety of other tasks, from designated hitting to catching to pitching. At first base, the Spartans can turn to the direction of no fewer than four players in senior Jimmy Tanner, sophomore Austin Moyer, junior Joe Barnes and freshmen Gaither Bumgardner and Trey Richardson. Moyer will likely platoon between first base, the mound and designated hitter. A 2009 All-Freshman Team selection, Moyer hit .278 as a freshman with four homers and 34 RBIs, but due to his patience at the plate, he posted a .419 on-base percentage. Tanner likely could also platoon at first base when he is not behind the dish. Barnes, a 5-11 transfer from Grand Rapids Community College, will also likely see time at frst base as well as second and third. A first baseman at Grand Rapids, Barnes hit .447 with 60 RBI as a sophomore. Richardson, a 6-1 Lakeland, Fla., native, could also see time at first after hitting .448 as a prep senior to earn honorable mention all-state honors. Junior Blake Green will look to continue to hold down his spot at second base after playing 29 games at the position as a sophomore. Green hit .269 with 22 runs and 20 RBI and was one of the team’s best fielders, making just four errors all season. He also played eight games in centerfield and could see time in that position again.


Season Preview Two other freshmen could also see time at any of the outfield slots in freshmen McCrae Norton and Tyler Miller. Norton, who was the High School Sports Report Class 4A Player of the Year after hitting .477 to lead Gaffney to the state title, will add some extra speed and versatility, as will Miller, who earned all-region honors as a senior. “Dempsey and Cook, because they’ve been here, are the logical candidates to fill the voids,” Fincher said. “Tyler Miller played well in the fall so we’re hopeful he can earn time. Between Cook, Dempsey, Harris and Miller, we are hopeful we can find a competitive outfield.”

Schedule

The USC Upstate baseball team has proven, even with the move to Division I, that it is not afraid of a challenge, and the 2010 season will be no exception, as the Spartans will play 32 of its 56 games in 2010 against teams that finished 2009 with non-losing records, 21 against teams with 30 or more wins, 18 against teams with an RPI of better than 100 and seven against teams that competed in the NCAA Regionals. Upstate, celebrating its 25th season of play in 2010, will not stray from the path that Fincher has laid out for the team in its move to the Atlantic Sun Conference and Division I play. Once again, the team will find itself challenged every step of the way, beginning with a game against Appalachian State, which went 33-21 and finished 83rd in the RPI in 2009, on Feb. 20.

Austin Moyer will once again be used as a two-way player after posting three wins on the mound and hitting .278 with four homers as a freshman. The Spartans will likely start the season with freshman Brody Greer taking over for departed two-year starter Eric Guillen at shortstop. A solid fielder, Greer helped Belton-Honea Path win a state title as a senior after hitting .324. “Brody Greer won the job in the fall and he is going to be given every opportunity to play shortstop for us,” Fincher said. There are plenty of other players that could see time in the middle infield, including returning sophomores Austin Liput, Branden Millhouse and Adam Waters. Liput, who can play second, shortstop or third, played in 27 games as a freshman, posting nine runs. Millhouse appeared in 20 games, posting six hits and providing some sparkling defense. He will likely serve as a backup at second base. Waters appeared in nine games and had three hits and three RBI. If his back cooperates, he could serve as a backup at second base or third base. At third base, the Spartans will likely use a couple options, including Bumgardner and Medley. Bumgardner, a 6-6 Fort Lawn, S.C., native, was three-time Class A Region III Player of the Year at Great Falls High School and he hit better than .500 in each of his final two seasons at the school. He could provide some much-needed power for the Spartans. Medley, who will also platoon at catcher, will likely see time at third base, where he played all 43 games as a freshmen and he could also play at designated hitter.

Outfielders

With Upstate’s four top outfielders from 2009 lost to graduation, the team will have to replace starters in all three outfield slots. The team will look to fill the void with three returners and three newcomers. In the corner outfield slots, the Spartans will look for leadership from two returners, senior Brian Dempsey and redshirt sophomore Tyler Cook. Dempsey, a Montverde, Fla., native, has seen spot action in each of his first three seasons, appearing in 72 games and posting a .270 average and 21 RBI. Cook, a Bloomington, Ill., native appeared in 16 games as a freshman. One of the team’s best defensive outfielders, Cook posted five runs. Junior Andre Harris will start the season in centerfield. A two-year letterwinner at Grand Rapids Community College, Harris hit .418 with 43 runs and 55 RBI as a sophomore. Green could also see time in centerfield.

The Spartans will have a few more advantages up its sleeves in their schedule during the 2010 season, thanks mainly to 30 games in the friendly confines of Harley Park and no non-conference mid-week games more than three hours from the Spartanburg campus, heading only as far south as Charleston and as far north as Knoxville, Tenn. Upstate will also continue to develop rivalries with traditional regional foes and powers, like the Atlantic 10’s Charlotte (at Charlotte, March 31; at Harley Park, April 6), the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Clemson (at Clemson, April 21), the Southern Conference’s The Citadel (at Charleston, March 10; at Harley Park, May 12) and the Southeastern Conference’s South Carolina (April 20, Columbia), and Tennessee (March 23, Knoxville). Upstate will also keep rivalries with the Big South’s Presbyterian (Feb. 20, Harley Park; Feb. 21, Clinton; April 7, Clinton), UNC Asheville (March 30, Harley Park; April 14, Asheville) and Gardner-Webb (March 3, March 24, Harley Park), all within an hour’s drive of Spartanburg, and Charleston Southern (March 9, Charleston; March 16, Harley Park). The team will also start a few other non-conference relationships, including home-and-home agreements with SoCon power the College of Charleston (April 13, Harley Park; May 11, Charleston) and 2009 NCAA Regional participant, the Colonial Athletic Association’s Georgia State (Feb. 23, Atlanta; Feb. 24, Harley Park). Fincher has also worked to keep developing the working relationship with Wofford for the Courtyard by Marriott Classic, a co-operative classic run by the two schools. This season, the tournament will occur on the second weekend of the season, from Feb. 26-28, with five games occurring in three days at Harley Park and Wofford playing four games at Russell C. King Field. The Spartans will host Dayton, NJIT and Butler during the tournament. A reduction in the number of conference games from 30 to 27 in the 2010 season will also allow Upstate to play three more games at home, as the Spartans host George Washington for a three-game non-conference set on March 5-7, reuniting Fincer with close friend and former Peach Belt Conference foe at Georgia College & State, Steve Mrowka. The Spartans will also play a two-game homestand to end the season on May 18-19 against the Colonial Athletic Association’s William & Mary. The conference season favors Upstate this year as a mix of tough match-ups will head to Harley Park, as both the 2009 A-Sun Tournament champions and the two-time defending A-Sun regular season champions will visit Upstate. FGCU, the regular-season champs, will kick off Upstate’s A-Sun season on March 1213 while 2009 A-Sun Tournament champs Jacksonville visit on April 2-3. Also on Upstate’s home slate in A-Sun series are Campbell (April 16-17) and Kennesaw State (May 14-15). The Spartans will hit the road five times for three-game A-Sun series, heading to ETSU (March 19-20), Belmont (March 26-27), North Florida (April 10-11), Mercer (April 23-24) and Stetson (May 7-8). 


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Head Coach Matt Fincher 13th Year at Upstate • Georgia Southern ’84 One of the most accomplished amateur baseball coaches in the nation, Matt Fincher is entering his 13th year as head coach at USC Upstate. With experience as an assistant coach in two of the most prestigous and toughest amateur baseball leagues in the world, the collegiate Southeastern Conference and the summer amateur showcase Cape Cod League, it seems there is no better person to lead the Upstate baseball program into Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Fincher has spent the last decadeplus building the Spartans from a team that won 38 games in the three years prior to his hiring into a team that entered the Division I ranks in 2008 by finishing with a winning conference record for the first time since 1990. He has coached two current professional baseball players (Chris Nowak and Teddy Fallon) as Spartans. Along with former pro players Bradley Blanks, Eric Davis, Bret Story and Brandon Williams, Fincher has helped six Spartans reach their goal of playing professional baseball.

“Fincher developed me like I could be developed and a big part of the reason I’ve gotten to play collegiate baseball, let alone pro baseball, is because of Coach Fincher. He did wonders with me. You don’t come across many coaches who are as patient with players as Coach Fincher.” - Former Upstate pitcher Brandon Williams (2003-06)

Fincher’s clubs proved a thorn in the side of many of the best baseball teams in Division II, beating 48 teams ranked in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine Top 30 with 20 wins against teams in the top 10. The Spartans even pulled off historic wins on March 23, 2003, when Upstate downed top-ranked Kennesaw State, 8-7, and on March 18, 2006 when Upstate beat top-ranked Georgia College & State University, 11-1. In all, the Spartans won at least one game against a team inside the top 25 in each of Fincher’s years with the program in Division II and won at least one game against a team ranked in the top 10 in their last five years of DII play. But that is just the beginning of Fincher’s story as a baseball coach. He is one of the most accomplished summer league coaches of the last 20 years. He has spent time in the Northeast Collegiate League, the Jayhawk League, the Alaska Central League and 10 seasons in the Cape Cod League. One of only two people to ever have their number retired by the legendary Chatham Anglers, Fincher spent a decade on the Cape, coaching future major leaguers such as Jason Bay, Ryan Braun, David Bush, Matt Cepicky, Luke Carlin, Chris Coghlan, Jamie D’Antona, David DeJesus, Ron Flores, Chris Getz, Adam Greenberg, Brad Halsey, Rich Hill, David Huff, Chris Ianetta, Joe Inglett, Matt Kata, Mike Koplove, Bobby Korecky, Tim Lahey, Chris Lambert, Todd Linden, Evan Longoria, Mike MacDougal, Marcus McBeth, Kevin Mench, Andrew Miller, Colt Morton, Ryan Mullins, Ross Ohlendorff, Chad Orvella, Bobby Parnell, Kevin Reese, Brian Roberts, Kyle Snider, Tim Stauffer, Matt White, Chris Young and Brad Ziegler. The Spartans, despite falling to 11th in the A-Sun in 2009, had plenty of bright spots, including a 1-0 win over SEC school Tennessee and a 4-3 win over Charlotte, the program’s first win over a Division I school receiving votes in a national poll. After the season, Austin Moyer earned A-Sun All-Freshman team honors and for the first time since 1988, two Spartans were drafted as pitchers Teddy Fallon (Pittsburgh) and Matt Branham (Houston) were selected in the MLB draft. In 2008, Fincher led Upstate to its seventh straight 20-win season and added the school’s first winning conference campaign since 1990, all while getting the team adjusted to the rigors of Division I baseball and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Along the way, the Spartans continued to play the role of the spoiler, as they shocked A-Sun Tournament Champions Lipscomb with two come-from-behind wins and also shocked regular season A-Sun Champions Florida Gulf Coast by closing the season with two wins in a three-game set.



The Fincher File BORN: Aug. 22, 1961 HOMETOWN: Athens, Ga. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 1984 Bachelor of Science - Physical Education Georgia Southern University 1985 Master of Science - Physical Education Eastern Illinois University 1996 Doctorate of Education University of Georgia Playing Experience 1980-81 Wofford - Catcher 1982-83 Georgia College & State University - Catcher COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 1985 Graduate Assistamt - Eastern Illinois 1986-90 Assistant Coach - Georgia College & State University 1994-95 Volunteer Assistant - Georgia 1996 Assistant Coach - Georgia 1997 Interim Head Coach - Andrew College 1998-Pres. Head Coach - USC Upstate Summer coaching experience 1986-87 Head Coach - Cortland (Northeast Collegiate League) 1988 Head Coach - Nevada (Jayhawk League) 1989 Head Coach - Syracuse (Northeast Collegiate League) 1990 Assistant Coach - Kenai (Alaska Central League) 1994-95 Head Coach - Athens (Ga.) Post 20 (American Legion) 1997-06 Assistant Coach - Chatham (Cape Cod League)


Coaching Staff In the process, Fincher coached both an Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team member (Blake Green) and the school’s first All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection in second-team pitcher Kyle Bowley. To close out the Division II era, Fincher coached three of the finest teams in program history, with the Spartans holding a national ranking at some point in each of its last three years in the Peach Belt Conference. A hitting guru, in three of the 12 seasons that Fincher has been head coach, the Spartans finished the season with a batting average better than .300. Fincher led Upstate to three straight winning seasons and back-to-back appearances in the six-team Peach Belt Conference Tournament to close the Division II era. The Spartans finished the 2007 season with a 34-25 record and a 15-15 mark in the conference, finishing the season as the No. 4 seed heading into the PBC Tournament. The 15-15 league record was the best Peach Belt record in school history. In 2006, the Spartans finished with a 33-24 record, the third time in the last four years the Spartans posted a winning record. USC Upstate advanced to the six-team Peach Belt Conference Tournament and was one of the final four teams left in the event before being eliminated on the next to last day. The Spartans also claimed their first NCAA regional ranking. The 2005 Spartans finished with the program’s best record as a member of NCAA Division II. USC Upstate had a 33-21 overall record and a 14-16 mark in the legaue in the 2005 season as Matt Goyea won the conference batting title and Kyle Bowley was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. In 2004, the Spartans recorded a then-school record 11 conference wins. After the season, Chris Nowak was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 19th

round of the Major League Baseball draft, becoming the Spartans’ first draft pick since 1991. In 2003, the Spartans finished with a 28-26 record, the first time since 1991 that the Spartans had a .500 or better record. It also marked the best record in the program since 1991. Fincher started Upstate’s resurgence in 2002, leading the team to 21 wins, the first of a school-record seven straight 20-win seasons. Prior to taking the baseball coaching position at USC Upstate, he served one season as the interim baseball coach at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga. From 1994 to 1996, Fincher served three years as an assistant coach under former University of Georgia baseball coach Steve Webber. In 1994 and 1995, Fincher served as a volunteer assistant coach. In 1996, he was promoted to top assistant and served as the team’s recruiting coordinator, hitting instructor, and coordinator of team travel. While at Georgia, Fincher earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education. During the summers of 1994 and 1995, Fincher coached the Athens (Ga.) Post 20 American Legion baseball team. The 1994 team won the state championship and advanced to the finals of the Southeast Regional before falling to eventual national champion Miami (Fla.) Post 346. The 1995 team finished second in the state tournament, losing in the state championship game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Fincher began his coaching career at Eastern Illinois University, where he served as a graduate assistant coach with the baseball team and earned his M.S. in physical education. Following the completion of his master’s, he accepted a position at Georgia College & State University where he assisted John Kurtz for five years. While at GCSU, Fincher’s primary duties included hitting in-

struction, coaching catchers and outfielders, and field maintenance. He also taught in the physcial education department and coached cross country for one year. In 1991-92, Fincher took a job on the grounds crew with the Atlanta Braves, working old Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium during two Braves’ runs to the World Series. In summer baseball, he managed the Cortland (NY) Apples of the Northeast Collegiate Baseball League in 1986 and 1987, and in 1988 he managed the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons of the Jayhawk League. In 1989, Fincher returned to the Northeast Collegiate League where he managed the Syracuse (NY) Braves. The summer of 1990 saw Fincher assisting with the Kenai Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska Central Baseball League. While with the Oilers, Fincher coached former MLB All-Star Rich Aurilia. From 1997 to 2006 Fincher served as an assistant coach for the legendary Chatham A’s in the Cape Cod Baseball League, who were featured in both the major motion picture “Summer Catch” and the seasonlong retrospective “Last Best League” by author Jim Collins. Over 10 summers, Fincher worked in a variety of roles which included coaching third base, field maintenance, and directing summer camps. During that time, the A’s won a league championship in 1998 and division championships in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001. His No. 23 was retired by the Chatham Athletic Association on Aug. 5, 2006. Fincher played two seasons for coach Kurtz at GCSU, serving as a reliable catcher on one of the best small college programs in the Southeast. He also played two seasons at Wofford College. After exhausting his eligibility, Fincher finished his degree at Georgia Southern, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 1984. Fincher resides in Moore.

Fincher’s Coaching Record AS A Head Coach Year Team 1997 Andrew (Ga.) 1998 USC Upstate 1999 USC Upstate 2000 USC Upstate 2001 USC Upstate 2002 USC Upstate 2003 USC Upstate 2004 USC Upstate 2005 USC Upstate 2006 USC Upstate 2007 USC Upstate 2008 USC Upstate 2009 USC Upstate Total 12 seasons

Overall Conf. - - 13-39 5-24 21-33 5-25 13-40 6-24 12-42 4-26 21-34 5-24 28-26 9-18 24-28 11-19 33-21 14-16 33-24 13-14 34-25 15-15 25-29 17-16 17-37 7-23 274-378 111-244

Highlights Served as interim head coach for JuCo program. Led team to three-win improvement. First 20-win season in seven years. Earned 50th win at USC Upstate. Beat four teams ranked in Collegiate Baseball Top 30. Chris Nowak named Peach Belt Freshman of the Year. First winning season since 1991. First Upstate (Chris Nowak) player drafted since 1990. First 30-win season since 1990. Spartans beat GC&SU, nation’s top-ranked team. Ranking as high as 18th in DII. Upstate’s first winning conference season since 1990 Two Spartans selected in MLB draft.

AS AN ASSISTANT Coach Year Position 1985 Graduate Assistant - Eastern Illinois 1986 Assistant Coach - GC&SU 1987 Assistant Coach - GC&SU 1988 Assistant Coach - GC&SU 1989 Assistant Coach - GC&SU 1990 Assistant Coach - GC&SU 1994 Volunteer Assistant - Georgia 1995 Volunteer Assistant - Georgia 1996 Assistant Coach - Georgia 9 years

Record 33-14-1 43-21 35-23 35-22 32-26-1 22-30 22-35 29-29 24-30 275-230-2

Highlights Team won AMCU Gray Division. Two NAIA All-Area selections. Posted second straight 35-win year in a row. Team’s third straight 35-win year in a row. Team’s 10th 30-win year in a row. Team won 150th game with Fincher as assistant. Team had three wins over ranked opponents. Team beat No. 3 Clemson. Team had eight wins over ranked clubs.

Pct. .698 .672 .603 .614 .551 .423 .386 .500 .444 .544




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W h a t T h e y A re S a y i n g a b o u t C o a c h Fi n c h e r. . . “Going to college was a big step for me. Coming out of high school I was good, but I needed something to put me on the right track to becoming a better baseball player. Coach Fincher really opened up the mental side of the game to me and he really helped me understand how the game is played. We accomplished things that hadn’t happened in the program in a long time. From where the program was when I got there to when I left, it showed what kind of coach he is, the kind of players he recruits and the kind of program he has. He’ll have guys who will go out there and play hard and his teams won’t be out-coached if he has anything to say about it.” - Former Upstate player Chris Nowak (2002-04), currently playing in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization “Based on his vast experience in coaching at so many levels, Matt is the right person to move USC Upstate to the DI level. I feel his strongest attribute is his ability to communicate with today’s athlete. He has a unique ability to blend a strong disciplinary ethic and yet, he makes the experience fun for the players. He is a baseball junkie, constantly trying to learn new techniques and drills to make himself a better coach and convey this to his teams to make them better players. I enjoyed the 10 years Matt spent with us in Chatham. We were very fortunate to have very successful teams during his tenure and I give him a great deal of the credit for that success by helping create a fun environment, while teaching the game of baseball the way it should be played.” - Chatham Athletics Manager John Schiffner, Cape Cod Baseball League Winningest Coach in Cape Cod League Modern Era “Matt Fincher is a class act and has done a great job at USC Upstate. He knows the game, respects the game, and always prepares his players to compete. I have nothing but respect for Coach Fincher and I know he will do a good job taking Upstate to Division I.” - Columbus State University Head Coach Greg Appleton 2002 NCAA Division II Champion, 2007 NCAA Division II Runner-Up

“The thing that has impressed me the most about Matt is that he is not willing to just compete. He has a very strong desire to take Upstate baseball to levels its never seen before, but he’s also not willing to do that at any price. He’s going to make sure he gets good students as well as good people that are exceptional athletes.” - USC Upstate Hall of Fame Member Ken Dickson ’90 Former Major League Draft Pick “Matt Fincher’s role with the Chatham Athletics of the Cape Cod Baseball League transcended coaching. From his first year there, his enthusiasm, his distinctive whistling, and his seeming ever-presence at the ballfield made him almost an institution with the fans and host families. For the players, though, he was something more: part sage, part teacher, part friend, all baseball. The players in Chatham came from some of the best college programs in the country -- from the ACC and the Southeastern Conference, from Texas and Maine and Southern Cal -- and more than one of them said they wished they had Finch for a coach back at school.” - Author Jim Collins Author of the book, “The Last Best League,” which chronicles the Chatham A’s “Coach Fincher is definitely the right guy for the program. He has built it from the ground up. We were ranked for the first time in the DII poll my freshman year and we had a great team during my four years. As far as him helping me, I was a walk-on that was cut twice during my high school career. I pitched just seven innings in high school. Fincher just gave me a chance. He developed me like I could be developed and a big part of the reason I’ve gotten to play collegiate baseball, let alone pro baseball, is because of Coach Fincher. He did wonders with me. You don’t come across many coaches who are as patient with players as Coach Fincher. Plus, he can see the potential in players better than anyone I know.” - Former Upstate pitcher Brandon Williams (2003-06) currently playing with the Frontier League’s Gateway Grizzlies

Coach Fincher By The Numbers 274

The number of wins Coach Fincher has in his career at USC Upstate, making him the winningest coach in school history.

10

The number of seasons Coach Fincher served as an assistant coach with the Chatham A’s in the Cape Cod League.

48

The number of wins Coach Fincher had against teams inside the Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30.

7

The consecutive number of 20-win seasons the Spartans enjoyed under Coach Fincher from 2002-08, a school record.

39

The number of future Major Leaguers Coach Fincher helped coach while with the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League.

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The number of USC Upstate ballplayers Coach Fincher has coached who have gone on to play professional baseball.

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Coach Fincher’s jersey with the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod League, one of only two numbers in franchise history to ever be retired and the number of seasons Coach Fincher has served as a collegiate assistant or head coach.

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The consecutive number of 30-win seasons the Spartans enjoyed under Coach Fincher from 2005-07, matching the school record.

1

The rank of Kennesaw State on March 23, 2003 and Georgia College & State University on March 18, 2006, when Fincher’s Spartans beat them, 8-7 and 11-1, respectively.

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The number of seasons Coach Fincher was an assistant or head coach in an amateur summer baseball league.




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Assistant Coach Russell Triplett 4th Year at Upstate • 5th Overall • Clemson ’04 The Triplett File BORN: Jan. 18, 1981 HOMETOWN: West Columbia, S.C. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2004 Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education Clemson University COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 2006 Volunteer Assistant - Clemson 2007-Pres. Assistant Coach - USC Upstate As aN Assistant Coach Year Position Highlights 2006 Vol. Asst. - Clemson ACC Champions and CWS team 2007 Asst. Coach - USC Upstate School-record 15 Peach Belt wins 2008 Asst. Coach - USC Upstate Two freshmen on postseason teams 2009 Asst. Coach - USC Upstate One freshman on postseason team 4 years 112-70 record as coach (.615) Playing Experience 2000-04 Infielder - Clemson 2004 Shortstop - Kingsport (Rookie); Brooklyn (Short-Season A) 2005 Shortstop - Hagerstown (Class A); Binghamton (Class AA) As a Player at Clemson Year Record Post-Season 2001 41-22 NCAA Super Regional 2002 54-17 College World Series 2003 39-22 NCAA Regionals 2004 39-26 NCAA Regionals

Highlights Hit .291 in 79 at bats First full-year as starter Hit .335 with seven homers Hit .304 with 41 RBIs

As a Professional Player Signed by New York Mets as undrafted free agent on June 28, 2004. Year Team Class Stats 2004 Kingsport RL .288, 32 R, 57 H, 13 2b, 1HR, 13 RBI Brooklyn A (Short) 2 games, .000 .265, 20 R, 36 H, 9 2b, 3 HR, 18 RBI 2005 Hagerstown A Binghamton AA .333, 11 R, 21 H, 6 2b, 1 HR, 7 RBI

Quickly becoming recognized as one of the best recruiters and hardest workers in midmajor collegiate baseball, Russell Triplett is set to begin his fourth season as an assistant coach with the USC Upstate baseball program. Triplett works primarily with the infielders and hitters and coordinates the recruiting efforts for the Spartans. In three seasons with the Spartans, Triplett has recruited three players that have gone on to receive postseason freshman awards, with two earning A-Sun All-Freshman Team nods and another earning Ping! Freshman Team honors. In 2009, the Spartans infused three freshmen into the everyday lineup and two more entered the weekend rotation, with Austin Moyer earning A-Sun All-Freshman honors. In his second year, the Spartans infused three freshmen into the everyday lineup, the Spartans won 25 games in their first season of Division I play and finished in fifth-place with a 17-16 record in the 12-team Atlantic Sun Conference. Along the way, two of Triplett’s first signees, Blake Green and Keith Bisgounis, earned some attention with Green taking a slot on the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team and Bisgounis earning Honorable Mention Ping! Freshman Team honors. In his first year with Upstate, Triplett immediately helped the Spartans to a 34-win season, helping the team hit .289 during the season. The Spartans reached a DII national ranking as high as 18th and posted a school-record 15 Peach Belt Conference wins. Triplett came to Upstate from Clemson University where he was a Volunteer Assistant on the Tiger coaching staff for one season. He was responsible for working with the hitters and infielders, as well as serving as the first base coach. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Tigers to an appearance in the 2006 College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Clemson claimed the Regional and Super Regional Championships, and won the regular season and ACC Tournament titles. He also coordinated the hiring of the winter and summer baseball camp staff and assisted with the organization of the camps. In addition to his experience working at Clemson, Triplett has served as a professional baseball instructor at the Blue Chip Baseball Academy. Triplett was a standout player and four-time letterman at Clemson from 2000-04, earning his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. He served as a Team Captain his junior and senior seasons. He red-shirted his first year at Clemson in 2000 and played in 37 games as a freshman in 2001. He had a breakout season as a sophomore in 2002, earning SecondTeam All-ACC honors as a utility player. He hit .301 in 58 games and helped lead the Tigers to an appearance in the College World Series and a third-place finish in the nation. Triplett took over the reigns at shortstop as a junior in 2003, earning his second consecutive Second-Team All-ACC selection. He hit .335 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs, and a .414 on-base percentage. He hit .304 with 17 doubles, four home runs, and 41 RBIs as a senior in 2004 and was the only Tiger to play in and start all 65 games. For his career, Triplett played in 222 games and hit .312 en route to leading the Tigers to four NCAA Regional appearances, two NCAA Super Regional appearances, and an appearance in the 2002 College World Series. Triplett played in the New York Mets organization in 2004 and 2005. After playing for the Kingport Mets (Rookie League) and Brooklyn Cyclones (Short Season A) in 2004, he was promoted to Single-A Hagerstown to start the 2005 season. He moved up to Double-A Binghamton during the summer, hitting a combined .286 with 15 doubles, four home runs, and 25 RBIs with Hagerstown and Binghamton. The West Columbia, S.C., native was a four-year standout and letterman at BrooklandCayce High School. He was named the High School Sports Report 3A State Player of the Year and the region Player of the Year as a junior in 1998 in leading his squad to the 3A state championship. He was also a standout quarterback on the football team. Triplett resides in Spartanburg, S.C., and he is engaged to Ciria Ochoa, who is an assistant coach on the USC Upstate softball team, and will be married on July 31, 2009.

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Assistant Coach Grant Rembert 2nd Year at Upstate • 3rd Overall • Elon ’05 Heading into his second year as an assistant coach at USC Upstate, Grant Rembert has already made a solid impact on the face of the Spartans with his tough-as-nails approach to the game. A former all-conference selection at Southern Conference power Elon, Rembert works with the Spartan hitters, catchers and outfielders as well as assisting with recruiting. He also oversees the Spartans’ strength and conditioning program. In 2009, Rembert helped lead the Spartans to wins over SEC school Tennessee and backto-back Atlantic 10 champions Charlotte. He also mentored a catching crew that threw out 34 percent of would-be basestealers and helped the team finish the year with a .283 batting average. Rembert was a volunteer assistant for his alma mater in 2008, helping to lead the Phoenix to their third NCAA Tournament appearance in the past seven seasons and their ninth straight 30-win season. Working primarily with catchers and outfielders, Rembert helped Cory Harrilchak to First Team All-Southern Conference honors as an outfielder and catcher Dallas Tarleton to second team honors from the SoCon Media. He had a standout career for the Phoenix as an outfielder, placing his name in several Elon record book categories and earning two All-Southern Conference honors. He earned two letters for the Phoenix and in 2004, he posted one of the best individual seasons ever for an Elon player. He set Elon season records with 250 at bats and 24 doubles, while his 85 hits are the second-most in school history. He added 60 RBIs, which is fourth in school history. Before an injury in 2005 forced him to redshirt, Rembert earned a NBCWA Hitter of the Week award for posting five runs and six RBIs, leading the Phoenix to a sweep of Wofford College. He capped his career by hitting .315 with 51 runs and 44 RBIs, earning second team AllSouthern Conference honors, to help lead the Phoenix to a program-record 45 wins, a SoCon regular season championship and a berth in the 2006 Clemson Regional. In the regional, Rembert helped second-seeded Elon defeat third-seeded Mississippi State, 5-4, the school’s first-ever NCAA Division I tournament win. In 2006, Rembert played for the Evansville Otters, leading the Frontier League team to a league championship, playing 34 games in the outfield. He hit .258 with eight doubles and 16 RBIs in 41 games for the Otters. Rembert played two seasons at UNC Asheville, earning Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2002. He hit .365 with five homers, seven doubles and 40 RBIs for the Bulldogs. He also earned a slot on the Big South All-Tournament team. He earned All-Big South honors as a catcher in 2003, hitting .324 with eight homers and 51 RBIs. In all during his collegiate career, Rembert collected 299 hits, 32 home runs and 63 doubles. A graduate of Maiden High School, Rembert helped the Blue Devils to a state title in 1999 and earned two all-state and three all-conference honors. Also a quarterback on the football team, Rembert was twice named the area and conference player of the year. A twotime all-state selection, Rembert also played in the 2000 Shrine Bowl. Rembert, a native of Hickory, N.C., earned his degree in business administration from Elon in 2005 and his MBA from Elon in 2007. In 2008, he earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

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The Rembert File BORN: July 31, 1982 HOMETOWN: Hickory, N.C. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2005 Bachelor of Science Business Administration Elon University 2007 Master of Business Administration Elon University COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 2008 Volunteer Assistant - Elon 2009-Pres. Assistant Coach - USC Upstate As aN Assistant Coach Year Position 2008 Vol. Asst. - Elon 2009 Asst. Coach - USC Upstate

Highlights SoCon Regular Season and Tournament Champions Wins over Tennessee and Charlotte

Playing Experience 2002-03 UNC Asheville - Catcher 2004-06 Elon - Catcher/Outfielder 2006 Evansville (Frontier League) - Outfielder As a COLLEGIATE Player Year Record Post-Season Highlights 2002* 21-30 Big South Tournament Freshman All-American 2003* 27-28 Big South Tournament All-Big South 2004^ 31-28 SoCon Tournament All-SoCon 2006^ 45-18 NCAA Regionals Team won first NCAA tournament game * at UNC Asheville; ^ at Elon As a Professional Player Year Team League Stats 2006 Evansville Frontier .258, 8 2b, 16 RBI, 34 G


Coaching Staff

Volunteer Assistant Phillip Myers 1st Year at Upstate • USC Upstate ’09 The Myers File BORN: May 19, 1987 HOMETOWN: Louisville, Ky. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2009 Bachelor of Science - Business Administration USC Upstate COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-Pres. Volunteer Assistant - USC Upstate SUMMER COACHING EXPERIENCE 2009 Pitching Coach - Haymarket (Valley League) Playing Experience 2006-07 Seminole State College - Pitcher 2008-09 USC Upstate - Pitcher As a COLLEGIATE Player Year Record Highlights 2006* 35-18 An Academic All-FLCAA selection as a freshman 2007* 32-18 Went 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA as a sophomore 2008^ 25-29 Posted a 2.35 ERA and a 1-0 record in A-Sun play 2009^ 17-37 Started season by throwing D-I-era record 15 2/3 scoreless innings * at Seminole State; ^ at USC Upstate MLB Draft Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 44th round of the 2005 MLB draft.

After graduating with a degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing in 2009, Phillip Myers has joined the baseball coaching staff at his alma mater, serving as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2010 season. Myers responsibilities include overseeing the Spartan pitching staff as well as assisting in other day-to-day activities within the program. Myers comes back to USC Upstate after serving as an assistant coach with the Haymarket Senators of the collegiate wood-bat Valley League this summer. While serving under former Upstate assistant coach Ryan Fecteau, Myers helped lead the Senators to a 29-23 record and league championship, as the Senators swept Covington, 3-0, in the league’s championship series. A two-year letterwinner for the Spartans, Myers, a 6-6 southpaw, fought through several injuries but still ended up pitching 97 innings in his career. A gritty, no-nonsense competitor, Myers started his senior season by setting a D-I era record, tossing 15 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. He finished his senior year with two saves and a win, striking out a career-high 42 batters. As a junior, Myers recovered from a tough start to post a 2-0 record and a 3.10 ERA over his final 29 innings. In A-Sun play, he was brilliant, posting a 1-0 record and a 2.35 ERA in 7 2/3 innings of relief work. He finished the year with a 2-1 record and 34 strikeouts in 49 innings. Myers came to Upstate after playing two seasons at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, Fla., where he posted a 7-0 career record. As a sophomore, Myers posted a 5-0 record to go with a 1.76 ERA. He struck out 42. As a freshman, after recovering from Tommy John surgery, Myers posted a 2-0 record in limited use. Myers attended Ballard High School in Kentucky, finishing his career by earning all-region honors as a senior. At the end of his senior year, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 44th round of the 2005 draft. A native of Louisville, Ky., Myers resides in Spartanburg.

Support Staff

Daniel Assey Team Manager

Andy Brooks Marketing & Promotions

Louise Ericson Academics

Joe Guistina Media Relations

Scott Larson Sport Supervisor/ Compliance

Brandon McKillop Facilities

Brent Smith Athletic Trainer

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Barbara White Administrative Specialist


Student-Athlete Profiles

Matt Branham

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Senior • Pitcher • Columbia, S.C. • Spring Valley • R/R • 6-5 • 205 • Criminal Justice • 2009 MLB Draft Pick (Houston Astros) Branham’s Career-Highs Innings ___________________________________________________ 9, twice Strikeouts_ _________________________________11 at Jacksonville, 3/27/09 Walks_______________________________________6 at Jacksonville, 3/27/09 Hits ____________________________________________ 12 at Mercer, 3/9/08 Runs_ ________________________________ 7, at Florida Gulf Coast, 4/25/09 Summer 2009: Pitched for the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Helped the team to the league title ... Appeared in 15 games, posting a 1-0 record with a team-high six saves ... Pitched 23 innings, allowing just two earned runs (0.78 ERA), striking out 25 and walking 10 ... Added another save in the playoffs. 2009: Drafted in the 47th round of the MLB draft by the Houston Astros ... Served as the Spartans’ ace all season, appearing in 15 games, starting 13 and posting a 2-5 record with a 4.39 ERA ... Posted eight quality starts, allowing three or fewer earned runs in nine starts ... Struck out a school-record 82 batters in 82 innings ... Pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, allowing three hits and an earned run at Lipscomb (3/14) ... Pitched eight innings, allowing 10 hits and two walks while striking out nine in no-decision against Mercer (3/20) ... Struck out career-high 11, allowing five hits and six walks in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision at Jacksonville (3/27) ... Posted a 2-1 record and a 2.35 ERA in his final 23 innings, striking out 20 ... Won first game with eight innings of seven-hit, two-run ball against Wofford (5/5) ... Struck out seven ... Threw seven innings, allowing four hits and one earned run to lead Upstate to 5-2 win at Campbell (5/15) ... Struck out seven ... Struck out five or more in 10 appearances ... Finished the year in the top five in Upstate’s career record book in strikeouts (178), games started (37) and innings pitched (232) ... Also 10th in school history with 11 wins. Summer 2008: Pitched with the Brockport Riverbats of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, helping the team to the league championship ... Served as the team’s closer, finishing tied for second with eight saves in 15 games ... Posted a 3-1 record with a 2.95 ERA in 21 1/3 innings ... Struck out 24 and walked just five ... Had two saves and allowed just one hit and a walk in four innings of scoreless relief in the Riverbats’ playoff run ... Struck out three.

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2008: Started 12 games on the hill as a weekend starter, finishing with a 6-5 record and a 4.04 ERA in 84.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 57 and walked just 18 ... Pitched two complete games ... Six wins is 11th in school history and his 84.2 innings pitched is seventh ... Had seven quality starts in 12 outings ... Posted a 3-2 record with a 3.16 ERA in six starts at Harley Park ... Pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and one run in 7-5 win over UT Martin to win Upstate’s first Division I day game (2/23) ... Tossed eight innings, allowing 11 hits and three runs in 8-3 win over ETSU (3/1) ... Struck out six and walked none in the start ... Threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and three runs in no-decision against Campbell (3/15) ... Pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing eight hits against Jacksonville (3/29) ... Walked none and struck out six ... Struck out career-high 10 in first nineinning complete game at Gardner-Webb (4/6) ... Allowed six hits and two walks in the 2-1 win ... Earned Upstate’s first A-Sun Pitcher of the Week for his efforts ... Pitched seven innings, allowing eight hits and three runs in 5-4 win at Stetson (5/9) ... Walked one and struck out six in the game ... Finished season with complete-game six hitter against A-Sun Champion Florida Gulf Coast (5/15) ... Struck out eight and walked two in the game, allowing just a ninth-inning homer in the game ... Was the only pitcher to outduel MLB sixth-round draft pick and A-Sun Pitcher of the Year Richard Bleier in 2008. Summer 2007: Pitched primarily in the bullpen for the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plains League, appearing in 12 games and starting two … Tossed 27.2 innings, striking out 14 and walking six … Picked up a save and finished with a 4.88 ERA. 2007: Immediately stepped into the Spartan starting rotation, appearing in 13 games and starting 12 … Went 3-3 overall, but team was 9-3 in games he started … Finished third on the team with 65.1 innings pitched and fourth with a 3.58 ERA, striking out 39 and walking 26 … Allowed 61 hits, as batters hit .253 against him … Posted five quality starts … Pitched Upstate’s only complete-game shutout of the season, an 8-0, seven-inning three-hitter of Augusta State (3/17) … Struck out four and walked one in game … Threw 6 2/3 innings of three-hit ball in 4-2 win over Tusculum (2/14) … Struck out a seven in the game … Pitched seven innings, allowing three hits and a run in a no-decision against Georgia College & State (4/1) … Threw career-high eight innings, allowing five hits and one run in no-decision at national runner-up Columbus State (4/28) … Drew a 4-2 loss in opening-round of Peach Belt Tournament, tossing 6 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs to 22nd-ranked Francis Marion (5/10). High School: Played for Charlie Wentzky at Spring Valley High … An all-region selection as a senior. Personal: Born Sept. 28, 1987 … Son of James and Michele Branham … Has a sister, Laura … Major is criminal justice … Favorite movie is “Lucky Number Slevin” … Favorite actress is Jessica Biel … Hero growing up was Chipper Jones … Favorite book is “A Million Little Pieces” ... Favorite TV show is “The First 48.” Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA W L App GS 3.58 3 3 13 12 4.04 6 5 12 12 4.39 2 5 15 13 4.03 11 13 40 37

CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER 1 1 0 0 65.1 61 32 26 2 0 1 0 84.2 101 39 38 0 0 0 0 82.0 87 49 40 3 1 1 0 232.0 249 120 104

BB SO 26 39 18 57 27 82 71 178


Student-Athlete Profiles

Brian Dempsey

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Senior • Outfielder/Pitcher • Montverde, Fla. • East Ridge • L/L • 6-1 • 175 • Physical Education Dempsey’s Career-Highs At-Bats_____________________________________ 6 at Lenoir-Rhyne, 3/28/07 Hits__________________________________________________ 3, three times Runs__________________________________________________ 3, three times RBI_ _____________________________________________________ 3, twice Innings _____________________________________ 3.2 vs. Charlotte, 2/27/08 Strikeouts_____________________________________ 4 at The Citadel, 3/4/08 Walks________________________________________ 8 at The Citadel, 3/4/08 2009 Summer: Played with the Waikiki Surfers of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League ... Team finished the regular season in third place with a 17-18 record, but won five of six games in the three-day playoffs to take the league title ... Appeared in 17 games, posting nine runs, six hits, eight RBI and notching three extra-base hits ... Also pitched 10 innings, striking out nine. 2009: Appeared in 25 games, starting 21 in the outfield and appeared in seven, starting two, on the mound ... Posted a .229 batting average, 15 runs, 19 hits, four doubles and seven RBIs while starting all 21 games in right field ... Hit .275 (11-for-40) with seven runs and five RBI in A-Sun games ... Had four multiplehit games ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI against Belmont (3/7) ... Added two-hit efforts against George Mason (2/20), Belmont (3/7), Mercer (3/21) and Florida Gulf Coast (4/25) ... Finished season with hits in last four games, scoring six times ... Had two scoreless relief outings on the mound, finishing season with an 0-1 record in 8 1/3 innings. 2008 Summer: Played in 20 games and started 18 for the Clermont Mavericks in the Florida Summer Collegiate League ... Helped the team to a league title with 9-1 win over Belleview at Tropicana Field ... Posted 12 hits, eight runs and four RBIs during the summer ... Had a .333 on-base percentage. 2008: Appeared in 23 games and started 20 ... Hit .300 (21-for-70) with 16 runs, three doubles, a triple and nine RBIs ... Started games in all three outfield slots and at designated hitter ... Had a double in first action of season at ETSU (3/2) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run, a double and a RBI at Gardner-Webb (4/8) ... Had three hits, a run and a double against Kennesaw State (4/12) ... Went 3-for-7 with two runs and three RBIs in sweep of A-Sun Tournament Champion Lipscomb

(4/19) ... Hit three-RBI triple in bottom of the eighth that drove in three runs and later scored in 9-5 game one win ... Scored three times without a hit thanks to two walks and a fielder’s choice against Presbyterian (5/7) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in win over Stetson (5/9) ... Also went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI against A-Sun league champions, Florida Gulf Coast (5/16) ... Also saw action in seven games on the hill, posting a 1-0 record in 11 innings ... Threw 3 1/3 innings at The Citadel (3/4), allowing two hits and an unearned run ... Struck out four ... Pitched three innings, allowing five hits and a run against N.C. A&T, allowing Upstate to come-from-behind for the 16-6 win (4/1) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. 2007: Appeared in 24 games, starting 22 … Hit .288 with 16 runs scored, two doubles, a triple and five RBIs … Posted impressive .396 on-base percentage, walking 11 times …Posted five multi-hit games, including two three-hit efforts … Started 17 games in right field, leading Spartans to 12-5 record in those games … Scored three times, despite going 1-for-2 at USC Aiken (3/24), walking twice and getting hit by a pitch in the game … Also scored three times in 2-for-4 game against Lander (4/14) … Posted back-to-back three-hit games, going 3for-5 with two runs, an RBI, a double and triple at Tusculum (4/25) and going 3-for-4 at Columbus State (4/27) … Went 5-for-10 with five runs and three RBIs in three-game set against USC Aiken (3/24-25) … Hit .372 (16-for-43) with 11 runs on the road. High School: Played for David Bultema at East Ridge High … Three-time allcounty honoree … Was the team’s pitching MVP as a senior, going 4-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 56.2 innings pitched … Threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts during season … Posted 11 triples and two homers in career to go along with 40 steals ... Also played football. Personal: Born May 20, 1988 … Son of Marty and Lisa Dempsey and Michael and Patricia Raspa … Has a brother, Marty … Majoring in physical education … Favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption” … Favorite TV show is “The Office” … Favorite musical group is Less Than Jake … Wants to attend graduate school for human performance in order to get a NSCA certification ... An active member in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Career Statistics Hitting Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP GS AB .288 24 22 80 .300 23 20 70 .229 25 21 83 .270 72 63 233

R 16 16 15 47

Pitching Year ERA W L App GS 2008 12.27 1 0 7 0 2009 15.12 0 1 7 2 TOTAL 13.50 1 1 14 2

H 2B 23 2 21 3 19 4 63 9

3B 1 1 0 2

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI BB SO SB 5 11 24 0 9 7 23 0 7 6 35 3 21 24 82 3

CG SHO CBO SV IP H R 0 0 0 0 11.0 18 17 0 0 0 0 8.1 9 15 0 0 0 0 19.1 27 32

14

ER 15 14 29

ATT 0 1 3 4 BB SO 19 10 19 7 38 17


Student-Athlete Profiles

Tyler Oliver

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Senior • Pitcher • Lawrenceville, Ga. • Collins Hill • R/R • 6-2 • 185 • Business Administration Oliver’s Career-Highs Innings _____________________________________ 5.1 at Campbell, 5/14/09 Strikeouts_ ____________________________________________ 3, five times Walks___________________________________________ 7 vs. Pfeiffer, 4/3/07 Hits ___________________________________ 11 vs. Kennesaw State, 4/12/08 Runs_ _________________________________ 12 vs. Kennesaw State, 4/12/08 2009: Made a team-high 24 appearences on the mound, starting twice ... Finished season 2-5 in 35 1/3 innings ... Struck out 17 and walked 26 ... Had 10 scoreless appearances ... Posted a 5.19 ERA in 17 1/3 innings on the road ... Had four straight outings without an earned run, capped by pitching 4 2/3 innings in relief to help Upstate to a 4-3 win at Charlotte (3/17) ... Walked three and struck out three in appearance, allowing two ninth-inning unearned runs ... Picked up win in 1/3 inning of relief against North Florida (5/9) ... Earned win in only A-Sun start of his career, pitching 5 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs in 7-4 win over Campbell (5/14) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. 2008: Moved to the bullpen, appearing in a team-high 22 games ... Second on the team with three saves ... Added a 2-3 record in 26 innings to go with 7.62 ERA ... Posted a 1-0 record and a 2.38 ERA in nine appearances and 11 1/3 innings at night ... Saw ERA drop from 9.64 to 3.43 over course of 12-appearance span in which he threw 16 1/3 innings, allowing just 14 hits and three earned runs (1.65

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ERA) from March 11 to April 8 ... Won a game and saved three in that span ... Got one out for first career save against UNC Asheville (3/18) ... Pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run against Presbyterian for second save (3/26) ... Won first game in relief with two innings of one-hit, one-run ball against Jacksonville (3/28) ... Threw 2/3 innings of perfect ball for save against High Point (4/2) ... Picked up second win with 2/3 innings of shutout ball at Belmont (4/26). 2007: Saw action in 13 games and started eight, finishing with a 1-4 record and 6.35 ERA … Tossed 34 innings, walking 27 and striking out 18 … Pitched career-high five innings of shutout ball to pick up first career win, 16-0, over Newberry (2/20) … Team was 4-4 in games he started … Posted a 2.90 ERA in 6 2/3 innings of relief work, appearing in five games out of the bullpen … Allowed two or fewer runs in five of his starts … Posted 3.00 ERA and 1-1 record in seven appearances in Harley Park. High School: Played for Paul Pierce at Collins Hill High … Was an honorable mention selection on the Region 7-AAAA team as a senior, helping the team to the state semifinals … Earned all-county honors as a senior, going 10-2 with a 2.89 ERA and going 3-1 during the Eagles’ run to the semifinals … Posted a 3.09 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 34 innings as a junior … Earned Georgia Dugout Player of the Week as a senior … Graduated with honors. Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1987 … Son of Lance and Donna Chapman … Has three siblings, Bryant, Lance and Taylor … Majoring in business administration … Enjoys widdling beachwood ... Favorite restaurant is Moe’s ... Favorite movie is “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” ... Favorite actor is Brad Pitt ... Favorite TV show is “Lost” ... Favorite musical group is Hootie & The Blowfish ... Favorite baseball player is John Smoltz ... Hero growing up was Ken Griffey, Jr... Dresm job is to be a stay at home dad. Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 6.35 7.62 7.90 7.27

W L App GS 1 4 13 8 2 3 22 0 2 5 24 2 5 12 59 10

CG SHO CBO SV IP H R 0 0 1 0 34.0 41 27 0 0 0 3 26.0 43 30 0 0 1 0 35.1 50 34 0 0 2 3 95.1 134 91

ER 24 22 31 77

BB 27 12 26 65

SO 18 18 17 53


Student-Athlete Profiles

Barrett Stover

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Senior • Pitcher • Durham, N.C. • Lenoir C.C. • R/R • 6-3 • 200 • Physical Education Stover’s Career-Highs Innings ________________________________ 6.1 at Kennesaw State, 4/11/09 Strikeouts_ _________________________________ 5 vs. North Florida, 5/9/09 Walks______________________________________ 4 vs. North Florida, 5/9/09 Hits _______________________________________ 7 vs. North Florida, 5/9/09 Runs_ _______________________________________________ 6, three times 2009: Played an important role as a versatile member of the bullpen, appearing in 21 games and starting three ... Finished season with a 1-5 record and a team-high three saves in 36 2/3 innings ... Struck out 21 and walked 29 ... Earned save by entering game with runners on first and second and no outs and getting three straight outs to beat Tennessee, 1-0 (3/4) ... Pitched a scoreless inning to earn save in 6-4 win over Belmont (3/7) ... Earned save with a scoreless inning against Charlotte, leaving a runner stranded at third by getting a final groundout (3/17) ... Earned first win at Upstate with one inning of work against Mercer (3/20) ... Tossed 6 1/3 innings in first career start against Kennesaw State, allowing just four hits and three earned runs ... Struck out four and walked three, but took a hard-luck 5-0 loss (4/11) ... Pitched five innings against North Florida, striking out a career-high five batters (5/9) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Previous College: Played two seasons at Lenoir Community College ... Helped lead the Lancers to a runner-up finish at the NJCAA Division 2 World Series ... Pitched final four outs of championship game, striking out two ... The Lancers entered the tournament ranked No. 1 in the nation, as they won a school-record 54 games ... Went 6-1 with a 2.97 ERA, throwing 37 innings and posting 28 strikeouts as a sophomore ... Earned a slot on the Dean’s List in all four semesters at the school. High School: Earned two varsity letters at Durham Riverside .... Pitched for Durham Post 7 American Legion Team, helping team to the state tournament in 2007 ... A member of the National Honors Society. Personal: Born on Aug. 24, 1988 ... Son of Joe and Judy Stover ... Has a sister, Blaire A physical education major ... Father, Joe, played basketball and baseball at William Carey University ... Played in the Chicago Cubs organization, reaching AAA ... Favorite musical artist is Dierks Bentley ... Favorite actor is Will Ferrell ... Enjoys ping pong and video games ... Favorite movie is “Dances With Wolves” ... Favorite TV show is “Entourage” ... Favorite baseball player is Josh Hamilton ... Admires his father ... Wants to be a stay at home dad.

Career Statistics Year 2009

ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 11.78 1 5 21 3 0 0 1 3

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IP H R ER BB SO 36.2 54 52 48 29 21


Student-Athlete Profiles

Jimmy Tanner

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Senior • Catcher/Infielder • Fayetteville, Ga. • Starr’s Mill • R/R • 6-0 • 210 • Information Managament & Systems • 2008 Allegheny Collegiate Baseball League All-Star • 2009 Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Tanner’s Career-Highs At-Bats________________________________________________ 6, four times Hits_ ____________________________________________5 vs. Army, 2/27/09 Runs_ ______________________________________4 vs. Presbyterian, 4/8/09 Doubles__________________________________________2 vs. Army, 2/27/09 Triples_______________________________________ 1 vs. Tusculum, 2/14/07 Home Runs____________________________________________ 1, four times RBI_______________________________________________________ 4, twice Summer 2009: Earned a spot in the Northwoods League’s All-Star Game with the South Division All-Stars ... Helped the Battle Creek Bombers to a 37-30 overall record ... Hit .260 in 50 games, scoring 20 runs and driving in 25 to go with 11 doubles ... Posted 22 walks and a .348 on-base percentage. 2009: Appeared in and started all 54 games, developing into the team’s top offensive threat while spending time at catcher, first base and designated hitter ... Hit a team-high .354 (80-for-226), also leading the team in hits (80) and runs (41) ... Also posted 15 doubles, two homers, 34 RBI and a .430 on-base percentage ... His 80 hits are the fifth-most in school history ... Led team with 22 multiple-hit games and posted a 13-game-hitting streak ... Hit .317 (40-for-126) in A-Sun games ... Was consistent, hitting .354 at both home and on the road ...Went 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBIs in win at Gardner-Webb (2/22) ... Went a careerhigh 5-for-5 with four RBI and two doubles against Army (2/27) ... Had three hits and three runs against Belmont (3/6) ... Posted three hits at No. 13 Coastal Carolina (3/11) ... Posted three hits and two runs at Jacksonville (3/28) ... Scored a career-high four runs on a hit and three walks against Presbyterian (4/8) ... Had three hits, a run and a double against South Carolina (4/21) and posted three hits and a run at South Carolina (5/12) ... Had walk off fielder’s choice against Mercer (3/20) and reached on an error to walk off against North Florida (5/9). Summer 2008: Played in and started 29 games for the Lehigh Valley Catz in the Allegheny Collegiate Baseball League ... Led the Catz and finished sixth in the league with .355 (33-for-93) batting average, adding 13 runs, seven doubles, a home run and 12 RBIs ... Threw out 43 percent of would-be basestealers (12-for-

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28) ... Earned a slot on the Wolff Division’s All-Star Team for the league’s midsummer classic ... Helped Lehigh Valley to the Wolff Division title with a 26-12 record and a slot in the league semifinals ... Sat out several games while recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident. 2008: Appeared in 52 games and started 51 ... Finished second on the team with a .304 batting average ... Finished second with 63 hits, fifth with 28 runs and third with 29 RBIs ... Also notched three doubles ... Played 32 games behindthe-dish, tossing out 30 percent (14-for-46) of would-be basestealers ... Hit .375 (33-for-88) with 18 runs and 12 RBIs at Harley Park, posting a hefty .467 on-base percentage ... Hit .416 (32-for-77) with 12 runs and 13 RBIs during 19 night games ... Had 20 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit affairs ... Went 2-for-5 with a run, double and RBI at Wofford (2/26) ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI in win at North Florida (3/21) ... Added 3-for-5 game with a run and an RBI at Presbyterian (3/26) ... Went 5-for-6 with a run, two sacrifices and an RBI as he led Spartans to a doubleheader sweep over Jacksonville (3/29) ... Went 3-for-5, tying a career-high with three runs and adding two RBIs and a double in win over Kennesaw State (4/11) ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI at No. 10 South Carolina (4/15) ... Went 2-for-5 with career-high three RBIs at A-10 champion Charlotte (4/23) ... Went 4-for-10 with three runs in series against A-Sun Champion Lipscomb. Summer 2007: Played in 44 games for the Battle Creek Bombers in the Northwoods League … Hit .288 with 13 runs, 46 hits, eight doubles and 19 RBIs … Played primarily first base for the Bombers. 2007: Appeared in 40 games, starting 34 while splitting time behind-theplate with undrafted MLB free agent Bret Story as a true freshman … Hit .272 with 23 runs, three doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 RBIs … Started 30 games behind the plate, leading Spartans to a 21-9 record in those games … Posted .982 fielding percentage behind the plate and threw out eight base-stealers … Went 3-for-5 with two runs and a double in collegiate debut against Limestone (2/3) … Went 3-for-4 with two runs against Anderson (2/21) … Also added threehit games at Coker (3/14) and against Georgia College & State (3/31) … Went 5-for-5 with three runs, two RBIs and a homer against Lander (4/14) … Hit first career homer at North Georgia (3/4) … Hit .356 (26-for-73), third on the team, with 17 runs at Harley Park. High School: Earned three letters for Brent Mosley at Starr’s Mill … Hit .360 with two home runs and 45 RBIs as a senior … Also earned a letter in football. Personal: Born Nov. 19, 1987 … Son of Daniel and Jean Tanner … Has three siblings, Chris, Lisa and Kathy … Majoring in informatics… Enjoys fishing … Favorite food is pasta … Favorite movie is “Old School” … Favorite TV show is “SportsCenter” … Favorite song is Staind’s “Outside” ... Hero growing up was Javy Lopez. Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP GS AB .272 40 34 136 .304 52 51 207 .354 54 54 226 .316 146 139 569

R H 23 37 28 63 41 80 92 180

2B 3B 3 1 3 0 15 0 21 1

HR 2 0 2 4

RBI 10 29 34 73

BB 14 19 28 61

SO SB ATT 13 0 0 18 0 0 24 0 1 55 0 1


Student-Athlete Profiles

Joe Barnes

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Philip Brannon

Junior • Infielder • Lake Orion, Mich. • Grand Rapids C.C. • R/R • 5-11 • 190 • Interdisciplinary Studies Previous College: Earned two letters at Grand Rapids Community College ... Earned All-Region XII and First Team All-Michigan Community College Athletic Association honors in 2009 ... Hit .441 (63-for-143) with 57 runs, 17 doubles, three homers and 60 RBI in 47 games for the Raiders ... Made just three errors in 47 games, posting a .990 fielding percentage at first base ... Hit .395 (45-for-114) with 28 runs, 10 doubles, two homers and 25 RBI in 37 games as a freshman ... Posted an impressive .489 on-base percentage and added nine stolen bases ... Helped team win the MCCAA and earn a spot at the NJCAA World Series in 2008. High School: A three-sport letterwinner at Lake Orion High School, also competing in basketball and football ... Earned Michigan High School Baseball Coaches’ Association Dream Team and First Team All-State honors as a senior ... Also helped the Dragons to the Division 1 state championship and a 31-5 record while hitting .500 with 20 doubles, 20 stolen bases, 46 runs and 33 RBI ... A threetime member of the All-Oakland Activities Association team. Personal: Born on Sept. 19, 1988 in Hartford, Conn. ... Parents are Glen and Teresa Miller ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... Hobbies include wakeboarding and playing basketball ... Favorite food is macoroni and cheese ... Favorite movie is “Happy Gilmore” ... Favorite TV show is “King of Queens” ... Favorite actor is Adam Sandler ... Favorite musical artist is Eminem ... Admires his mom and dad ... Dream job is to be a major league baseball player.

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Junior • Pitcher • Spartanburg, S.C. • Spartanburg Methodist • R/R • 6-3 • 195 • Interdisciplinary Studies 2009: Faced one batter, allowing a hit against Virginia Tech (2/22), before being shut down with a shoulder injury ... Earned a medical redshirt ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. Previous College: Played two seasons at Spartanburg Methodist College ... Appeared in 14 games as a freshman, maintaining a perfect 6-0 record and a 3.00 ERA while helping SMC to a third-place finish at the NJCAA Division I World Series ... Walked six and struck out 17 in 30 innings of work ... One of SMC’s weekend starters at the beginning of sophomore season, going 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA and a complete game in three starts before being shut down with shoulder trouble. Summer 2007: Pitched with the Spartanburg Stingers of the Coastal Plains League, going 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 42.1 innings ... Struck out 20 and walked 13. High School: A 40th-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2006 draft as a pitcher, even though he was mostly a catcher at Broome ... Also a member of the 2005 Broome Class AA State Championship football team. Personal: Born on Feb. 10, 1988 ...Son of Philip and Jane Brannon ... Has a sister, Lindsey ... An interdisciplinary studies major ... Favorite food are hot dogs ... Enjoys golf and fishing ... Favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption” ... Admires his parents ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones. Career Statistics Year 2009

ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

18

IP 0.0

H 1

R ER BB SO 0 0 0 0


Student-Athlete Profiles

Blake Green

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Junior • Utility • Rock Hill, S.C. • Northwestern • L/R • 5-9 • 180 • Interdisciplinary Studies • 2008 A-Sun All-Freshman Team Green’s Career-Highs At-Bats_____________________________________ 6 vs. North Florida, 5/9/09 Hits_ ______________________________________ 4 vs. North Florida, 5/9/09 Runs_ _________________________________ 4 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 2/21/09 Doubles________________________________________________ 1, six times Triples_________________________________ 1 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 2/21/09 RBI____________________________________ 4 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 2/21/09 Stolen Bases_ _________________________________________ 1, three times Summer 2009: Played in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League for the Carolina Stingers, appearing in 15 games and hitting .310 with eight runs, 13 hits and five RBI ... Also stole two bases. 2009: Played in and started 38 games ... Started 29 games at second base and eight in centerfield ... Hit .269 with 22 runs, 39 hits , a triple and 20 RBIs ... Missed 15 games due to a concussion ... Went 3-for-4 with four runs, a triple and four RBI against SIU Edwardsville (2/21) ... Earned Courtyard by Marriott All-Classic honors by posting two multi-hit games in the three-game event, finishing the weekend 5-for-11 with six runs and four RBIs (2/22) ... Had two six-game hitting streaks, including a career-high seven, on the year and nine multi-hit efforts ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBI in 7-5 win at Kennesaw State (4/12) ... Went 5-for-14 with three RBI in three-game set with A-Sun Champions, Florida Gulf Coast (4/24-25) ... Posted a career-high four hits to go with a run and a RBI against North Florida (5/9). 2008: Played in and started 46 games ... Played primarily second base (15 games) and center field (23 games) ... Earned slot on the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team ... One of nine freshman at Upstate to post 50 hits in a year ... Finished fourth on the team with .294 (50-for-170) average ... Added 23 runs, five doubles and 19 RBIs ... Second on the team with a .336 (38-for-113) average in A-Sun play ... Third on the team with 15 multiple-hit games ... Had six bunts for hit (second on team) and finished tied for 46th nationally in sac bunts with 12 ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk and stolen base at The Citadel (3/5) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs to spark Upstate to win over Mercer (3/9) ... Had three hits, a double and a career-high three RBIs against Campbell (3/14) ... Finished series against Camels 5-for-12 with two runs and three RBIs ... Went 7-for-14 with three runs and a double at North Florida (3/21-22) ... Had three straight two-hit games against Stetson (5/9-10), going 6-for-12 with four RBIs and two runs in the series. High School: Served as team captain as a senior at Northwestern High for coach Mitch Walters … Stole 23 bases as a senior, batted. 471 and had 40 hits … Had just one error during his high school career … Earned a slot on the 2007 Wheels Invitational All-Tournament Team, leading the Trojans to the title at the 12-team high school tournament … Has plenty of summer baseball experience, playing with the Rock Hill American Legion team and the Carolina Reds 18-andunder program, which advanced to the World Wood Bat Association National Championships in Marietta, Ga. Personal: Born on Dec. 28, 1988 … Son of Mike Green and Denise Smith … Has two siblings, Austin and Dillon … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies … Enjoys sushi … Favorite TV show is “Deadliest Catch” ... Favorite movie is “The Guardian” … Favorite musical group is Five Finger Death Punch … Favorite song it “The Bleeding” Admires his grandmother ... Wants to become a stock analyst. Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP GS AB .294 46 46 170 .269 38 38 145 .283 84 84 315

R 23 22 45

H 2B 3B 50 5 0 39 1 1 89 6 1

19

HR 0 0 0

RBI 19 20 39

BB 18 17 35

SO SB 23 1 19 2 42 3

ATT 3 2 5

Andre Harris

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Junior • Outfielder • Grand Rapids, Mich. • Grand Rapids C.C. • R/R • 5-11 • 195 • Interdisciplinary Studies Previous College: Earned two letters at Grand Rapids Community College ... Earned Second Team All-Michigan Community College Athletic Association honors in 2009 ... Hit a hefty .418 (59-for-141) with 43 runs, 15 doubles, six homers and 55 RBI as a sophomore ... Posted an impressive .480 on-base percentage and added 11 stolen bases ... Went 8-for-11 with 2 homers and grand slam during the MCCAA Tournament ... Hit .321 (25-for-78) with 16 runs, 10 doubles, a homer and 18 RBI while appearing in just 27 games as a freshman ... Helped team win the MCCAA and earn a spot at the NJCAA World Series in 2008 ... Spent 2007 at Wayne State, a Division II program in Michigan where he was redshirted ... Earned Dean’s List honors in both semesters in 2008-09 and finished with an associate degree in arts. High School: A three-sport athlete at Creston High School ... A MHSBCA Second Team All-State honoree as a senior in 2006, as he hit .474 with four homers, 40 RBI, 13 doubles and four triples ... Earned four letters for the Polar Bears and was a two-time all-city and all-district selection ... Hit .478 with 43 hits, 10 doubles and 28 RBI as a junior ... Also earned two letters each in basketball and football, earning two all-city honors in basketball and one all-city recognition in football ... Captain of all three sports as a senior and earned admittance into the National Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Personal: Born on Nov. 20, 1988 ... Parents are Arthur and Merdis Harris ... Has an older brother, Arthur, Jr., and an older sister, Keiwanna ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... His father, Arthur, played baseball at Mississippi Valley State (1969-74) and his older brother, Arthur, Jr., played football at Central State (199293) ... Enjoys playing video games, bowling and basketball ... Favorite food is barbecue ... Favorite movies are “Training Day” and “Life” ... Favorite TV shows are “The Game” and “SportsCenter” ... Favorite actor is Will Smith ... Favorite actress is Megan Good ... Favorite musical artist is Lil Wayne ... Favorite baseball player is Curtis Granderson ... Admires his parents ... Dream job is to play baseball professionally.


Student-Athlete Profiles

Tyler Cook

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Ryan Fern

Sophomore • Outfielder • Bloomington, Ill. • University • R/R • 6-2 • 205 • Business Management

Sophomore • Pitcher • Oviedo, Fla. • Winter Springs • R/R • 6-1 • 185 • Undeclared

Cook’s Career-Highs At-Bats_________________________________________ 5 vs. Mercer, 3/21/09 Hits_ ___________________________________________2 vs. Stetson, 4/4/09 Runs_ _________________________________________ 2 vs. Mercer, 3/21/09 2009: Appeared in 16 games, making six starts ... Played three games at each corner outfield slot ... Collected first collegiate hit and run against Army (2/27) ... Scored two runs against Mercer (3/21) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run against Stetson (4/4) ... Had a four-game hitting streak from March 21-April 4 ... Made one error in 18 chances in the outfield ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. 2008: Redshirted ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. High School: A three-year letterwinner at University High … Batted .486 with 11 doubles, four triples and 34 RBIs as a senior … Earned First Team Class AA All-State honors from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches’ Association … Also had a 2.85 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings as a pitcher … Was an all-conference selection as an outfielder during junior year … Also the starting quarterback for the Pioneers, as he earned two varsity letters in football and two in basketball, where he started as a guard … Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born on May 12, 1989 … Son of Leon and Kristi Cook … Has a sister, Haley … Major is business management … Involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Favorite food is chicken … Favorite TV show is “Baseball Tonight” … Wants to become a college athletic director. Career Statistics Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR 2008 - Redshirted - 2009 .176 16 6 34 5 6 0 0 0

RBI BB SO SB 0

2

11

23

0

ATT 0

Fern’s Career-Highs Innings _________________________________ 6.1 at Gardner-Webb, 2/24/09 Strikeouts_ ___________________________________ 6 at Lipscomb, 3/15/09 Walks_____________________________________________________ 4, twice Hits __________________________________ 10 at Florida Gulf Coast, 4/24/09 Runs_ _______________________________________________ 8, three times Summer 2009: Tossed 26 innings for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League ... Finished 0-3, but struck out 18. 2009: Appeared in 16 games, starting nine ... Posted two quality starts, finishing with a 1-7 record in 46 1/3 innings of work ... Walked 34 and struck out 29 ... Debuted by tossing a scoreless inning of relief against SIU Edwardsville (2/21) ... Made first collegiate start at Gardner-Webb, tossing 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing five hits and three walks to earn first win (2/24) ... Struck out three ... Added another scoreless inning at Tennessee in relief, striking out one ... Stretched scoreless inning streak to 9 1/3 innings before allowing his first run ... Pitched six innings and struck out career-high six, allowing just four hits and three runs in hard-luck loss at Lipscomb (3/15) ... Pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Gardner-Webb (4/1) ... Pitched five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs in loss to ETSU (4/18). High School: Earned two letters at powerhouse Winter Springs High School, which was ranked as high as ninth in the nation by Baseball America in 2007 ... Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the mound for the Bears en route to a 27-2 overall record and district and conference championships ... Led the Bears to a 20-7 overall record as a starting right fielder as a senior ... Hit .297 at the plate with eight doubles, three homers and 19 RBIs ... Served as the team’s closer, going 1-2 with a 1.91 ERA and five saves ... Struck out 24 and walked 10 in 22 innings ... Played with the Central Florida Black Racers that competed in the 2007 World Wood Bat National Championship. Personal: Born on Dec. 12, 1989 ... Son of James and Debbi Fern ... Major is undeclared ... Favorite food is chicken alfredo ... Favorite movie is “300” ... Favorite actor is Jim Carrey ... Favorite sports figure is Michael Jordan ... Admires his grandfather ... Hero growing up was his father. Career Statistics Year 2009

ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 8.74 1 7 16 9 0 0 1 0

20

IP H R ER BB SO 46.1 71 55 45 34 29


Student-Athlete Profiles

Austin Liput

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Jeff Medley

Sophomore • Infielder • Oviedo, Fla. • Trinity Prep • L/R • 5-10 • 175 • Business Management

Sophomore • Catcher/Infielder • Greensboro, N.C. • Southeast Guilford • R/R • 6-1 • 180 • Business Management

Liput’s Career-Highs At-Bats__________________________________ 5 at Kennesaw State, 4/12/09 Hits_ ________________________________________________ 2, three times Runs_ ______________________________________ 2 at Wake Forest, 4/7/09 Doubles______________________________________________ 1, three times RBI____________________________________________ 2 vs. Mercer, 3/20/09 Stolen Bases_ _________________________________ 1 at Lipscomb, 3/15/09 2009: Appeared in 27 games, starting 22 ... Started 12 games at shortstop and nine at third base ... Finished season with 14 hits, nine runs, three doubles and six RBI ... Had first collegiate hit and stolen base at Lipscomb (3/15) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Spartans to a 5-4 win over Mercer (3/20) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run and a double at Jacksonville (3/28) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs and a RBI at Wake Forest (4/7) ... Posted a four-game hitting streak from April 4 to April 11. High School: A three-year starter for Trinity Prep, helping take the team to the Florida 3A State Championship Game in 2007 ... Earned the Team MVP award as a senior after hitting .342 with 22 runs, eight homers and 19 RBIs in 23 games ... Helped the Saints finish 16-9 ... Made just two errors at shortstop during the season ... Was coached by former Detroit Tiger Chet Lemon during the summer, playing shortstop at both the AAU National Championships and the World Wood Bat Championships for Chet Lemon’s Juice ... Helped team take the crown at both tournaments ... Named to the TPX Top 90 team in 2007 ... A member of the AllStar team at the 2007 Top Prospect Showcase in Bradenton, Fla. Personal: Born on July 5, 1990 ... Son of David and Linda Liput ... Has two brothers, Chase and Davis ... A Business Management major ... A Pop Warner Second-Team Football All-American as a 12-year-old ... His uncle, Mark Schanback, played baseball at Valdosta State ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite TV show is “The Office” ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones ... Admires his father. Career Statistics Year 2009

Avg GP GS AB R H 2B .177 27 22 79 9 14 3

3B 0

HR 0

RBI BB SO SB 6 5 17 1

ATT 1

Medley’s Career-Highs At-Bats________________________________________________ 5, five times Hits_ ___________________________________________4 vs. Stetson, 4/4/09 Runs_ _________________________________ 4 vs. SIU Edwardsville, 2/21/09 Doubles______________________________________________ 1, eight times Triples___________________________________1 vs. South Carolina, 4/21/09 Home Runs________________________________________________ 1, twice RBI____________________________________________________ 2, six times Stolen Bases_ _________________________________ 1 at Campbell, 5/14/09 2009: Appeared in 43 games, making 42 starts, all at third base ... Hit .255 with 27 runs, eight doubles, two homers and 21 RBI ... Had nine multiple-hit games ... Hit .304 (24-for-79) with 16 runs, five doubles and 14 RBI at Harley Park ... Went 2-for-4 with four runs in win over SIU Edwardsville (2/21) ... Added two hits and two runs against Gardner-Webb (2/24) and Belmont (3/7) ... Hit first career homer against Belmont (3/7) ... Went 2-for-4 with a homer at Presbyterian (3/31) ... Went 4-for-5 with a run, a double and two RBI against Stetson (4/4) ... Posted two hits and two RBI against Presbyterian (4/8) and Campbell (5/15) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. High School: Earned four letters at Southeast Guilford ... Helped team to the North Carolina 3A State Finals during junior year and a league title during senior year, as team went 20-3 overall and 13-1 in the league en route to a final ranking of third in the state by ImpactBaseball.com ... Hit a combined .438 with eight homers and 37 RBIs during first three years of prep ball ... Earned all-conference and honorable mention all-area honors during his junior and senior season ... Played for the North Carolina Region 5 Silver Medalists in 2007 ... Attended the University of Arizona Prospect Camp, earning all-star team honors ... Went to the AAU National Championships in 2005 and played in the Blue-Grey Classic at Wake Forest in 2007. Personal: Born on Dec. 13, 1989 ... Son of James and Sharri Medley ... Has a brother, Luke ... Major is business management ... Favorite food is chicken alfredo ... Enjoys ESPN ... Favorite actor is Denzel Washington ... Admires his brother. Career Statistics Year 2009

21

14

Avg GP GS AB R H 2B .255 43 42 161 27 41 8

3B 1

HR 2

RBI BB SO SB 21 12 33 1

ATT 2


Student-Athlete Profiles

Branden Millhouse

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Austin Moyer

Sophomore • Infielder • Summerville, S.C. • Summerville • R/R • 5-9 • 160 • Business Administration

Sophomore • Pitcher/Infielder • Greensboro, N.C. • Southeast Guilford • L/R • 6-0 • 225 • Communications

Millhouse’s Career-Highs At-Bats________________________________________________ 4, four times Hits_ __________________________________________________ 1, six times Runs_ _________________________________________ 2 vs. Mercer, 3/21/09 Doubles________________________________________ 1 vs. Mercer, 3/20/09 RBI___________________________________________________ 1, four times Stolen Bases_ _______________________________ 1 at Virginia Tech, 3/24/09 2009: Played in 20 games and started 13, all at second base ... Posted four runs, six hits and four RBI ... Scored first career run against Army (2/27) ... Had first collegiate hit at North Carolina A&T, driving in his first run (3/10) ... Went 1-for-4 with two runs and two hit-by-pitches against Mercer (3/21) ... Also had a double against Mercer (3/20). High School: Led Summerville to the state championship in football and basketball and to the Lower State semifinals in baseball ... Hit .400 with seven doubles, one homer, 12 RBIs, 34 runs and 11 stolen bases to help the Green Wave to the semifinals of the Lower State Championship and to a District 8 AAAA Championship as a senior ... Named the Team MVP and All-Region as a junior after hitting .391 with 14 stolen bases ... Led football team with three interceptions, adding 56 tackles as a free safety ... Helped the Green Wave to the state 4A Championship game ... Named to the High School Sports Report and The State All-State Teams as well as earning a slot in the North-South All-Star Game ... Had 36 solo tackles, five interceptions and returned two punts for touchdowns as a junior ... Provided the spark for the Green Wave basketball team as the team’s point guard ... Led the Green Wave to a 22-6 record and a state championship en route to District 8 AAAA All-Star honors, averaging 2.7 assists per game and four points ... Team was featured on “ESPN: Outside The Lines.” Personal: Born on May 18, 1990 ... Son of Tillman and Trina Millhouse ... Has a brother, Tillman IV ... Father played baseball at Jacksonville State ... A business administration major ... Favorite musical artist is Lil Wayne ... Favorite TV show is “Family Guy” ... Favorite actress is Lauren London ... Admires his former basketball coach, the late Louis Mulkey. Career Statistics Year 2009

Avg GP GS AB R .128 20 13 47 4

H 6

2B 1

3B 0

HR 0

RBI BB SO SB 4 3 6 1

25

ATT 1

• 2009 A-Sun All-Freshman Team Moyer’s Career-Highs At-Bats_____________________________________ 6 vs. North Florida, 5/9/09 Hits_ ________________________________________________ 3, three times Runs_ ________________________________________________ 3, two times RBI_________________________________________4 at Jacksonville, 3/28/09 Innings ______________________________________ 8.0 vs. Belmont, 3/7/09 Strikeouts_ ___________________________ 7 vs. Charleston Southern, 5/7/09 Walks________________________________________________ 5, three times Summer 2009: Played in 37 games for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League, posting 11 runs, five homers and 19 RBI ... Had a healthy .353 on-base percentage thanks to 25 walks ... Finished 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA on the mound ... Struck out 17 and walked eight in 24 innings. 2009: Played in the field in 38 games, starting 35 and appeared in 16 more and started 13 on the mound ... Earned A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors, hitting .278 with four homers and 34 RBI and posting three wins in 51 2/3 innings ... Led team with 31 walks and had a .419 on-base percentage ... Debuted by going 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and a homer in win over SIU Edwardsville (3/21) ... Scored three runs at North Carolina A&T (3/10) ... Went 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBI at Jacksonville (3/28) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs against Presbyterian (4/8) ... Notched two hits and three RBI against ETSU (4/18) ... Hit pinch-hit homer at Florida Gulf Coast (4/24) ... Went 2-for-2 with three walks, three RBI, a double and a triple against Wofford (5/5) ... Had two hits, two runs, three RBI and a homer against North Florida (5/9) ... Posted two quality starts ... Earned first career win by pitching eight innings, allowing seven hits and four runs to beat Belmont (3/7) ... Threw seven innings, allowing two hits and an unearned run to beat North Carolina A&T (4/15) ... Struck out three ... Struck out season-high seven and pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and a run to beat Charleston Southern (5/7). High School: Earned four letters at Southeast Guilford ... Helped team to the North Carolina 3A State Finals during junior year and a league title during senior year, as team went 20-3 overall and 13-1 in the league en route to a final ranking of third in the state by ImpactBaseball.com ... Was an All-State selection and the Mid-Piedmont Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Earned four all-conference selections in his career, thanks to a .421 batting average and 22 homers entering his senior year and a 14-5 mark on the mound ... An all-area selection as both a sophomore and junior ... Earned the team MVP award as a freshman and sophomore ... A participant in the 2006 North Carolina State Games for Region 5, helping that squad to a gold medal before helping the team to a silver medal in 2007 ... Played at both the 2006 Perfect Game Showcase and the 2007 Blue-Grey Classic at Wake Forest. Personal: Born on Nov. 24, 1989 ... Son of Blair and Karen Moyer ... Has a sister, Hillary ... Major is communications ... Father played golf at Elon ... Favorite movie is “Old School” ... Favorite actor is Adam Sandler ... Admires his father. Career Statistics Hitting Year 2009 Pitching Year 2009

Avg GP GS AB R H 2B .278 38 35 126 21 35 8

3B 2

HR 4

ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 8.54 3 7 16 13 0 0 1 0

22

RBI BB SO SB 34 31 34 0

ATT 0

IP H 51.2 68

BB 34

R ER 54 49

SO 32


Student-Athlete Profiles

Robert Stegbauer

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Adam Waters

Sophomore • Pitcher • Hillsboro, Ohio • Lynchburg-Clay • R/R • 6-7 • 230 • Interdisciplinary Studies Stegbauer’s Career-Highs Innings _____________________________________ 6.2 at The Citadel, 3/5/08 Strikeouts_ ___________________________________ 3 at The Citadel, 3/5/08 Walks__________________________________4 at Georgia Southern, 3/12/08 Hits _________________________________________ 9 vs. Charlotte, 2/27/08 Runs_ _________________________________7 at Georgia Southern, 3/12/08 2009: Earned a medical redshirt. 2008: Appeared in 14 games and started five ... Finished with a 1-3 record and a 9.31 ERA ... Posted two quality starts ... Tossed five innings, allowing nine hits and four runs in loss to A-10 champion Charlotte (2/27) ... Threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, three walks and an unearned run at The Citadel (3/5) ... Struck out three in no-decision ... Earned first career win by going six innings and allowing seven hits and an unearned run against UNC Asheville (3/18). High School: A two-time All-District selection at Lynchburg-Clay High for coach Aric Fiscus … Earned First Team All-Southeast District Division III honors as a senior … Went 7-1 with a 1.32 ERA as a senior, striking out 57 in 47 innings … Was a combined 11-1 with a 1.57 ERA in 98 innings while striking out 102 batters during junior year and with summer league team, the Cincinnati Sharks … Ranked as one of the top 100 seniors in Ohio by The Buckeye Scout News and one of the top 30 prospects in the state by Baseball America … Also one of Perfect Game’s Central Region’s top seniors … Lettered in cross country and basketball as well. Personal: Born on Nov. 19, 1988 … Son of Tim and Linda Stegbauer … Has a sister, Magan … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies … Enjoys basketball ... Favorite movie is “Bull Durham” … Favorite baseball player is Greg Maddux … Admires his father. Career Statistics Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2008 9.31 1 3 14 5 0 0 0 0 29.0 50 32 30 18 14 2009 - Redshirted -

Sophomore • Pitcher/Infielder • Denver, N.C. • Hopewell • R/R • 5-10 • 185 • Business Management • 2009 A-Sun All-Freshman Team Waters’ Career-Highs At-Bats_______________________________________________ 4, three times Hits_ ________________________________________________ 1, three times Runs_ _________________________________________ 1 vs. Mercer, 3/21/09 RBI__________________________________________________ 1, three times Innings _________________________________________________ 5.0, twice Strikeouts_ ________________________________________________ 4, twice Walks________________________________________ 4 vs. Charlotte, 4/22/09 Summer 2009: Played with the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, helping the Copperheads to the championship game ... Posted eight hits, three doubles and six RBI in 16 games ... Notched a 1-1 record in four games on the mound ... Tossed 13 innings, striking out 12. 2009: Appeared in nine games, starting six in the field, seeing action at third base, second base, outfield and designated hitter ... Appeared in 20 games on the mound, posting a 1-1 record with a save and 6.39 ERA ... Got first collegiate hit as a pinch hitter, driving in a run against Belmont (3/6) ... Scored first run and stole a base against Mercer (3/21) ... Posted pinch-hit double against North Carolina A&T (3/10) ... Pitched 10 innings without allowing an earned run from March 7 to March 27 ... Pitched five innings, allowing five hits and an unearned run, striking out three against Mercer (3/22) ... Earned first career win by pitching five innings in relief, allowing six hits and two runs, striking out three against Presbyterian (4/8) ... Allowed one earned run final 7 1/3 innings ... Pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing a hit, two walks and a run at Campbell (5/14) ... Earned first career save in the process, striking out four. High School: Led Hopewell to a MeCa-7 Conference Co-Championship as a senior and a final ranking of fourth in the ImpactBaseball.com 4A state poll ... Went 9-2 as the ace of the Titans, pitching them into the 4A West District Quarterfinals as a senior ... Led the Titans to a 16-6 record as a junior, hitting a team-high .477 with two triples and 16 RBIs ... Went 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA, striking out 41 as a junior ...Went 3-1 with two saves and a 2.44 ERA as a sophomore ... Played in 21 games as a freshman, hitting .463 with five triples, four homers and 19 RBIs ... Played with the On Deck O’s at the World Wood Bat Championships and helped Region 6 to a gold medal at the 2007 North Carolina State Games. Personal: Born on July 26, 1990 ... Son of Ron and Pam Waters ... Has a sister, Amber ... A business management major ... Father, Ron, is a 1981 graduate of Upstate ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite actor is Harrison Ford ... Admires his father. Career Statistics Hitting Year 2009 Pitching Year 2009

23

9

Avg GP GS AB R .136 9 6 22 1

H 3

2B 1

3B 0

HR 0

ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 6.39 1 1 20 1 0 0 0 1

RBI BB SO SB 3 1 7 1

ATT 1

IP H 38.0 54

BB 15

R ER 32 27

SO 33


Student-Athlete Profiles

Sam Bruner

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Freshman • Catcher • Tallahassee, Fla. • Maclay School • R/R • 6-3 • 215 • Business Administration High School: A three-sport star at the Maclay School, competing in baseball, basketball and football ... Earned the baseball team’s MVP award as a junior and senior as well as the team’s Mr. Versatility Award as a senior and the team’s Gold Glove award as the best infielder as a junior ... Named Second Team All-Big Bend as a senior ... Also the basketball team’s top rebounder as a junior and senior. Personal: Born on Sept. 4, 1990 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Robert and Katherine Bruner ... Has two older brothers, Ben and Gosh, and three sisters, Mandy, Grace and Eve ... A business administration major ... Enjoys wakeboarding, boating, tubing and snowboarding ... Favorite movies are “Superbad” and “The Hangover” ... Favorite actress is Meaghan Fox ... Favorite song is Collective Soul’s “Shine” ... Favorite baseball players are Todd Helton and A.J. Pierzynski ... Admires his mother ... Dream job is to play major league baseball.

Gaither Bumgardner 38 Andrew Wyant

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Sophomore • Pitcher • Newton, N.C. • Fred T. Foard • R/R • 6-6 • 235 • Physical Education Wyant’s Career-Highs Innings ________________________________________ 3.2 vs. Stetson, 4/409 Strikeouts_ ______________________________________ 3 vs. Stetson, 4/409 Walks_____________________________________________________ 2, twice Hits ________________________________________ 6 at Wake Forest, 4/7/09 Runs_ ______________________________________ 5 at Wake Forest, 4/7/09 2009: Appeared in six games on the mound, tossing 8 2/3 innings ... Walked six and struck out eight ... Pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and two unearned runs against Stetson (4/4) ... Struck out three ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing a hit against Charlotte (4/22). High School: A four-year starter at Fred T. Foard High School, earning allconference honors as a junior and senior ... Helped lead the Tigers to the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference championship with a 16-8 record as a senior ... A member of the Region 7 team at the North Carolina State Games and also played travel ball with the Charlotte Heat ... Was a Junior Marshall and a member of the Spanish and Beta Clubs ... Also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born on May 11, 1990 ... Son of Greg and Denise Wyant ... Majoring in physical education ... Enjoys hunting and fishing ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite movie is “Gone In 60 Seconds” ... Favorite TV show is “Baseball Tonight” ... Favorite musical artist is Toby Keith ... Favorite baseball player is Josh Beckett ... Admires his grandfather. Career Statistics Year 2009

ERA W L App GS CG SHO CBO SV 8.31 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0

IP 8.2

Freshman • Pitcher/Infielder • Fort Lawn, S.C. • Great Falls • R/R • 6-6 • 200 • Physical Education High School: A six-year letterwinner at Great Falls High School, also earning four letters in football ... Hit .536 as a senior and posted an 8-4 record with a 0.61 ERA on the mound ... Earned all-region and all-state honors as well as his third Class A Region III Player of the Year award ... Earned a slot in the North/South AllStar Game and was a part of the High School Sports Report’s Top 100 prospects in South Carolina ... Batted .509, with 28 RBIs and four home runs en route to earning Class A All-State honors as a junior ... Helped lead the Red Devils to a final ranking inside the top 10 in the state as a junior ... A finalist for the South Carolina “No Spit” All-Star of the Year award ... Played with the Palmetto Sand Gnats, the South Charlotte Panthers and the American Legion Post 217 team in the summer ... An Honorable Mention All-Area selection as a football quarterback while helping the Red Devils to the Class A state title game as a junior ... Led the Red Devils to the second round of the Class A Division II playoffs as a senior, as the team finished with an 8-4 record. Personal: Born on Jan. 29, 1991 ... Son of Gaither and Melissa Mackey Bumgardner ... Has two sisters, Anna Lonon and Victoria ... A physical education major ... Favorite food is barbeque ribs ... Favorite movie is “Shooter” ... Favorite TV show is “SportsCenter” ... Favorite actor is Robert Duvall ... Favorite baseball player is Derek Jeter ... Admires his parents.

H R ER BB SO 16 10 8 6 8

24


Student-Athlete Profiles

Scott DeCecco

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Freshman • Pitcher • Cape May Courthouse, N.J. • Middle Township • R/L • 6-0 • 175 • Undeclared

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Freshman • Infielder • Honea Path, S.C. • Belton-Honea Path • R/R • 6-1 • 175 • Physical Education High School: Earned three letters in baseball at Belton-Honea Path High School ... Hit .324 with two homers and 21 RBIs as a senior, helping the Bears win the Class 3A state title ... Also pitched 13 innings, posting a 2-1 record and a 3.24 ERA ... Earned All-Western AAA Region honors and was selected to the North/ South All-Star Game ... Earned the Coaches’ Leadership Award ... An All-Western AAA Region selection as a junior ... Earned the team’s Offensive MVP ... Helped the Bears win a school-record 26 games while hitting .351 with 27 runs, eight doubles, a triple, three homers and 32 RBIs ... Went 5-1 with a 1.87 ERA, striking out 24 and walking 18 in 33.2 innings on the mound ... Played with the Blue Chip Bulls and with the Northwest team during the Palmetto Games, a two-day showcase at South Carolina’s Sarge Frye Field, during the summer. Personal: Born on May 15, 1991 ... Son of Robert and Susan Greer ... Has an older sister ... A physical education major ... Favorite food is chicken ... Favorite movie is “Billy Madison” ... Favorite TV show is “Baseball Tonight” ... Favorite actor is Adam Sandler ... Favorite baseball player is Albert Pujols ... Dream job is to be a professional baseball player.

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Freshman • Pitcher • Gaffney, S.C. • Gaffney • R/R • 5-11 • 170 • Physical Education

High School: Earned four letters in baseball at Middle Township High School ... A 2009 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Northeast Region All-High School Senior Honorable Mention selection ... Tossed two straight shutouts at one point as a senior, including a 13-strikeout, five-hitter against Wildwood Catholic ... Struck out 19 in a one-hit, 1-0 shutout of Moorestown, helping him finish his season with a 7-3 record and 101 strikeouts in 48 innings to go with a 0.75 ERA ... Earned Cape National All-Star First Team, Atlantic City Press & Gazette First Team and All-Southern Jersey First Team honors ... Played in the 24th Annual Carpenter Cup Classic in Philadelphia, where he pitched with the Tri-Cape all-stars in a tournament of high school stars ... A Second Team Cape National All-Conference selection as a junior, finishing 5-2 with 90 strikeouts in 54 innings ... Pitched a perfect game with 12 strikeouts and also hitting two homers against Bridgeton ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Cape honors as a sophomore when he struck out 56 in 34 innings ... Also earned three letters as a soccer player at Middle Township, helping the Panthers to a conference title as a junior. Personal: Born on May 8, 1991 ... Son of Tom and Nancy DeCecco ... Has an older brother, Greg ... Major is undeclared ... Favorite food is cheesesteak ... Favorite movie is “Superbad” ... Favorite TV show is “Baseball Tonight” ... Favorite musical artist is Nas ... Favorite baseball player is David Wright ... Hero growing up was his brother ... Wants to be a professional baseball player.

Brody Greer

Bobby Jackson

High School: Earned three letters in baseball at Gaffney High School ... Hit .373 as a senior, helping the Indians to the Class 4A State Championship ... Posted a 4-1 record on the mound ... Earned a slot in the North/South All-Star game and was a 2009 Class 4 A All-Region III and all-area selection ... Hit .309 as a junior, posting a 5-3 record on the mound, earning the team’s Pitchers’ Award ... Helped Gaffney’s American Legion team make its first appearance in the Southeast Regionals in 2007, posting a perfect 8-0 record ... Pitched a complete-game against Irmo that kept Post 109 in the 2008 playoffs ... Hit .371 with Post 109 in 2008, also posting a 4-3 record on the mound ... Also played with the Northeast team during the Palmetto Games, a two-day showcase at South Carolina’s Sarge Frye Field ... Helped his Little League team win the 2003 state title. Personal: Born on March 17, 1991 ... Son of Reginald and Sally Jackson ... Has an older sister, Kimberly and an older brother, David ... A physical education major ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite movie is “Fighting” ... Enjoys ESPN and MTV ... Favorite actor is Jim Carrey ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones ... Admires his father and grandfather ... Dream job is to play professional baseball.

Chris Knauff

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Freshman • Pitcher • Marietta, Ga. • Walton • R/L • 6-3 • 160 • Physical Education High School: Earned three letters in baseball at Walton High School ... Helped the Raiders to a 29-9 overall record in Georgia’s Class AAAAA in 2008, as the team fell in the state finals to Brookwood ... Struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning in the second game of the finals ... Helped the 2007 team win the Class AAAAA state and region titles ... Also played with the prestigious East Cobb Baseball Club program, earning a slot at the 2007 SE Underclass Showcase ... Finished 4-1 with the East Cobb Mets, including a shutout of the East Cobb Yankees, during the summer of 2009 ... Also threw a complete-game win at the Mid-America World Series. Personal: Born on Nov. 2, 1990 ... Son of Brian and Marcelle Knauff ... Has a younger sister, Mallory ... Favorite movie is “Van Wilder” ... Favorite musical group is the Dave Matthews Band ... Favorite book is Josh Hamilton’s “Beyond Belief” ... Favorite baseball player is Josh Hamilton ... Admires his parents ... Dream job is to be a professional baseball player.


Student-Athlete Profiles

Trevor Leonard

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Freshman • Catcher/Pitcher • Lexington, N.C. • Central Davidson • R/R • 6-0 • 170 • Undeclared

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Freshman • Pitcher • Marietta, Ga. • Marietta • R/R • 6-3 • 185 • Business Administration

High School: A three-sport letterwinner at Central Davidson High School, competing in cross country, basketball and baseball ... Earned all-conference, all-county and Class 2-A All-State honors as a senior, as well as earning his conference’s Co-Player of the Year award ... Hit .500 with 10 doubles, two home runs and 28 RBIs and only struck out twice all season ... Participated in the East/West State Games ... Earned Central Carolina 2-A All-Area honors as a junior ... Hit .390 with 24 RBIs and stole seven bases to earn the team’s MVP award ... Finished with a 5-0 record and 2.01 ERA on the mound ... Named the basketball team’s MVP as a senior, earning all-conference and all-county honors ... Earned Davidson County Dispatch All-Dispatch honors as a junior after averaging 11.5 points per game ... Also earned all-conference and all-county honors ... Attended the North Carolina Blue-Grey Classic and showcases at both Appalachian State and Mt. Olive during the summer. Personal: Born on March 15, 1991 ... Son of Tim and Teresa Leonard ... Has an older brother, Tony, and a younger sister, Tara ... Brother, Tony, played baseball at Greensboro College for two seasons ... Major is undeclared ... Favorite food is baked spaghetti ... Favorite movie is “Varsity Blues” ... Favorite TV show is “Baseball Tonight” ... Favorite musical artist is Lil Wayne ... Admires his mother ... Hero growing up was his father ... Dream job is to play professional baseball.

Tyler Miller

Ryan Newell

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Freshman • Outfielder • Fort Mill, S.C. • Fort Mill • R/R • 5-9 • 175 • Criminal Justice High School: A four-time letterwinner in baseball at Fort Mill High School ... Served as a captain as a senior ... Played in the Battle of the Border Showcase Games... Also was named the best defensive outfielder in South Carolina and the projected Region III Player of the Year by Diamond Prospects ... Earned AllUpper South Carolina honors as a junior from the Charlotte Observer ... Earned the team’s MVP honors and was also selected to the All-Region 6 and Rock Hill Herald All-Area teams ... Also invited to the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars as a junior ... Invited to the Team USA Youth National Team Trials as a sophomore ... Also played with the Northeast team during the Palmetto Games, a two-day showcase at South Carolina’s Sarge Frye Field. Personal: Born on March 13, 1991 ... Son of Michael Miller and Leslie Miller Walker ... Has a younger sister, Lexi ... Favorite food is tacos ... Favorite movie is “Black Hawk Down” ... Enjoys ESPN ... Favorite musical artist is Jason Aldean ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones ... Dream job is to play professional baseball.

High School: A four-time letterwinner at Marietta High School, playing both pitcher and shortstop ... Earned his team’s pitching award three times ... Posted a 1.70 ERA and struck out 70 as a senior and earned the team’s MVP award... Finished his junior season with a 6-4 record and a 1.82 ERA ... Played with the East Cobb Braves, one of the best club showcase teams in the nation ... Named the MVP of the East Cobb organization in 2008 and helped his team win the Under-18 World Wood Bat Association National Championship in 2009... Started the championship game for the Braves ... Also active with the Blue-Grey Classic Showcase. Personal: Born on June 18, 1991 in Fairfax, Va. ... Son of Gene and Cathie Newell ... Has an older brother, Kyle ... A business administration major ... Enjoys sports movies, country music and ESPN ... Favorite food is hamburger ... Favorite baseball player is John Smoltz ... Admires his father ... Dream job is to play professional baseball.

McCrae Norton

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Freshman • Outfielder • Gaffney, S.C. • Gaffney • R/R • 5-10 • 170 • Undeclared High School: A three-time letterwinner on both the baseball and football teams at Gaffney High School ... Earned the High School Sports Report’s Class 4A Player of the Year award as a senior for the Indians, leading the team to the state title ... Received Class 4A All-State honors from the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association and also earned a spot in the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association North-South All-Star weekend, getting two singles in the first game ... Led the Indians by hitting .477 with three homers, 22 RBI, 17 doubles and six triples to earn all-region and Region Player of the Year honors ... In summer baseball, played with the Upstate Mavericks and with the Gaffney Post 109 American Legion Team, helping the club to the state championship series in 2007 and the regional tournament in 2008 ... Hit two home runs in the National American Tournament of Champions Championship as an 11-year-old, helping Team South Carolina to a 10-8 win over Corona (Calif.). Personal: Born on Oct. 17, 1990 ... Son of Norman and Lisa Norton ... Has a younger sister, Maddie ... Major is undeclared ... Enjoys drawing and music ... Favorite food is crab legs ... Favorite movie is “Friday” ... Favorite TV show is “The Unit” ... Favorite actress is Mila Kunis ... Favorite musical artist is Corey Smith ... Favorite baseball player is Chipper Jones ... Admires his father.

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Student-Athlete Profiles

Trey Richardson

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Freshman • Catcher/Infielder • Lakeland, Fla. • George Jenkins • R/R • 6-2 • 200 • Undeclared

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Freshman • Pitcher • Miami, Fla. • Dr. Michael Krop • L/L • 6-2 • 165 • Undeclared High School: Played baseball at Dr. Michael Krop High School ... Struck out 76 batters as a senior, posting a 2.10 ERA ... Posted a 7-2 record and a 2.13 ERA as a junior, tossing 40 2/3 innings ... Earned his team’s Pitcher of the Year award in both seasons ... Selected to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Classic South Team. Personal: Born on Sept. 7, 1990 ... Son of Jorge and Rita Rozenman ... Has two sisters ... Major is undeclared ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite movie is “Never Back Down” ... Favorite TV show is “SportsCenter” ... Favorite baseball player is Randy Johnson ... Dream job is to play professional baseball.

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Freshman • Pitcher • Longwood, Fla. • Lake Brantley • R/L • 6-0 • 195 • Biology

High School: A four-year letterwinner in baseball at George Jenkins High School ... Earned 2009 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida Region All-High School Senior Team Honorable Mention honors ... Earned All-Polk County honors as a junior and senior and was also a senior all-area all-star ... Hit .448 with a .543 on-base percentage as a senior, earning Florida Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State honors ... Blasted 17 homers in his career ... An Academic Merit Scholar and a team captain as a senior ... A member of Chet Lemon’s Juice, which won the AAU Nationals and Under Armour National Tournament and Perfect Game National Tournament Championships in club baseball. Personal: Born on Jan. 5, 1991 ... Given name is Roy Richardson III ... Son of Roy Richardson, Jr., and Wendi Richardson ... Has a younger sister, Regan ... Grandfather, Jim Waller, played football at the University of Missouri in 1964-65 ... Major is undeclared ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing and water sports ... Enjoys Subway ... Favorite movie is “Big Daddy” ... Favorite TV show is “Myth Busters” ... Favorite musical artist is Corey Smith ... Hero growing up was Nomar Garciaparra ... Admires his grandfather ... Wants to own a large company ... Chose Upstate over Florida Gulf Coast.

Stephen Rozenman

Jordan Rusk

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Lake Brantley High School ... Helped the team win the Class 6A state title as a junior and reach the state semifinals as a senior ... Developed into one of the team’s ace pitchers, going 8-0 with a 0.79 ERA as a senior, doing a mix of starting and relieving ... Helped Lake Brantley to a final ranking of 32nd in the final ESPN Fab 50 rankings ... Allowed two hits and no runs in six innings against Gainesville Bucholz in the deciding game to help lead Lake Brantley to the regional championship as a senior ... Also played with the Orlando Scorpions in club baseball. Personal: Born on Sept. 27, 1990 ... Son of Jim and Ann Rusk ... Has two sisters, Adriann and Hannah ... A biology major ... Enjoys surfing ... Likes Chinese food ... Favorite TV show is “Scrubs” ... Favorite musical group is The Expendables ... Favorite sports figure is Lance Armstrong ... Hero growing up was Nolan Ryan ... Admires his mother ... Wants to own his own training facility.


The Thomas L. Smith Memorial Legacy

The Thomas. L. Smith Memorial Legacy An Upstate Tradition

Now in its sixth year, the Thomas L. Smith Scholarship is awarded annually to a present or former USC Upstate baseball player, currently enrolled at the University, who has made significant contributions to the program. The memorial scholarship has been created to memorialize Mr. Smith, provide opportunity for others, and serve as a reminder as to the real reasons we play baseball. The scholarship has had five recipients in its six-year history, from Thomas L. Smith’s grandson to one of the finest players to ever play at Upstate, the scholarship has been passed on as an enduring symbol in the Spartan program of hard work and love for the game. “Thomas L. Smith took real pleasure in watching children and young adults play baseball. He always felt this level of the sport represented the game in its most pure form, and he especially enjoyed watching his son and grandsons play the sport. He was extremely proud that his grandsons, Blake and Jason, were able to play on the college level. Although he was unable to watch them because of his age, he always made sure to ask how they were doing. Regardless of the outcome of the game, he was always able to say the right things to let them know how proud he was. It is with this thought, his love of watching children and young adults play baseball, that we, the family of Thomas L. Smith, have established this scholarship. It is our hope that this scholarship can assist a deserving young man in continuing to play the sport Dad so enjoyed. The Smith Family trusts that this young man and his family will enjoy being a part of the USC Upstate baseball family as much as we have.” Jason Smith was the first recipient of the Smith Scholarship in 2005.

- Rick Smith & Family, 2005

Pre v i o u s W i n n e r s 2005 - Jason Smith

Mr. Smith’s grandson, Jason Smith, was the first recipient of the Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship. Jason played on the baseball team at USC Upstate for four years and always exhibited the qualities this award epitomizes. During his four years on campus, Jason showed tremendous work ethic both in and out of the classroom. He worked hard to improve his baseball skills and developed into a quality baseball player.

2006 - Bret Hansen

The second recipient of the Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship was Bret Hansen. Bret was an outfielder from Charlotte, NC, where he played for Bob Rhodes at Olympic High School. Bret entered the program in the fall of 2003 as a walk-on and has had a significant impact on the program both on and off the field. An accounting major, Hansen graduated with a cumulative GPA above 3.0.

2007 - Bret Hansen

2010 Smith Scholarship Winner Brian Dempsey The fifth recipient of the Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship is Brian Dempsey. Dempsey is a senior outfielder/left-handed pitcher from Montverde, Fla., where he played at East Ridge High School for David Bultema. He joined the USC Upstate baseball team as a freshman in 2007. Now in his fourth year at Upstate, Dempsey is set to graduate as a physical education major. Dempsey has seen his playing time increase throughout his time at USC Upstate, as the outfielder is a lifetime .270 hitter. A good bunter, Dempsey has posted 10 sac bunts in his career and he also has nine doubles and two triples, including a bases-clrearing triple in the bottom of the eighth against A-Sun Tournament champion Lipscomb in 2008 that helped Upstate to a 9-5 win. Also active in summer baseball during his time at USC Upstate, Dempsey helped both the Clermont Mavericks of the Florida Summer Collegiate League and the Waikiki Surfers of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League to league titles. Brian Dempsey is this year’s scholarship winner.

Brian has shown dedication to USC Upstate both on and off the field, and will be a major contributor to the program in 2010. The USC Upstate Baseball Program is proud to award Brian Dempsey with the Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship. Dempsey Career Statistics

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .288 .300 .229 .270

GP 24 23 25 72

AB 80 70 83 233

R 16 16 15 47

H 23 21 19 63

2B 2 3 4 9

3B 1 1 0 2

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI SLG% 5 .338 9 .371 7 .277 21 .326

BB SO 11 24 7 23 6 35 24 82

OB% .396 .410 .301 .368

SB 0 0 3 3

FLD% .962 .907 .941 .936

The first two-time winner of the award, Hansen showed significant dedication to Spartan baseball during his four years. During his senior year, Hansen left his mark on the school’s record book, setting the school’s career hits mark and finishing with 240 in his career, which is still second in school history. He also holds the school record for career triples (19) and is third in school history in runs scored (162).

2008 - Mike Colecchi

Colecchi, an outfielder from Oxford, Mass., where he played at St. Mary’s High School for Steve Haggerty, was the 2008 Smith Scholarship recipient. Michael also played for Barry Glinski at Quinsigmond Community College. Spending three years in the Upstate program, Michael, a Criminal Justice major, showed dedication to USC Upstate both on and off the field.

2009 - Eric Guillen

Guillen, a shortstop from Thousand Oaks, Calif., was the fourth recipient of the Thomas L. Smith Scholarship. A symbol of consistency, Guillen played all but six games during his last three years at Upstate. He posted a batting average of better than .300 twice in his career and he also finished his time as a Spartan in the top 10 in career hits (194).

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2010 Opponent Profiles

Opening Weekend at Harley Park

Appalachian State

Presbyterian College

Feb. 19-20 • Spartanburg, S.C.

Feb. 20 • Harley Park

Feb. 20 • Harley Park • Feb. 21, April 7 • Clinton, S.C.

Schedule Nickname_______________________ Mountaineers Friday, Feb. 19 Location_ __________________________Boone, N.C. 4 p.m._ _______ Presbyterian College vs. Appalachian State Enrollment_ ___________________________ 16,600 Colors_ ___________________________Black & Gold Saturday, Feb. 20 Conference________________ Southern Conference 1 p.m._ _____________Upstate vs. Appalachian State Head Coach_ ______________________Chris Pollard 5 p.m._ ___________Upstate vs. Presbyterian College Record (Career)___________________ 272-254-2 (10) Record (School)_ __________________ 132-147-1 (5) Home Team occupies third base dugout, wears white 2009 Record_ _________________ 33-21 (15-13, 6th) uniform and is listed first. Baseball SID_ _______________________ Mike Flynn Office Phone______________________828-262-2845 E-mail_ __________________flynnmh@appstate.edu Fax______________________________828-262-6106 Home Field_________ Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________1,000

Georgia State Feb. 23 • Atlanta, Ga. • Feb 24 • Harlet Park Nickname____________________________ Panthers Location_ _________________________ Atlanta, Ga. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 30,000 Colors_ __________________________ Blue & White Conference__________ Colonial Athletic Association Head Coach_ _______________________ Greg Frady Record (Career)______________________226-134 (7) Record (School)_ ______________________98-77 (4) 2009 Record_ __________________ 39-22 (12-9, 2nd) Baseball SID_ _____________________ Mike Holmes Office Phone______________________404-413-4033 E-mail_ ______________________ rholmes@gsu.edu Fax______________________________404-413-4035 Home Field_____________ The Field at Panthersville Capacity_ _______________________________1,000

Nickname___________________________ Blue Hose Location_ _________________________ Clinton, S.C. Enrollment_ _____________________________1,200 Colors_ ____________________ Blue, White & Garnet Conference__________________________ Big South Head Coach_ _____________________ Elton Pollock Record (Career)_______________________80-193 (5) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ __________________ 13-38 (7-19, 9th) Baseball SID_ ____________________A.J. Henderson Office Phone_____________________(864) 833-8252 E-mail_ ______________ ajhenders@mail.presby.edu Fax_____________________________(864) 833-8323 Home Field_________________PC Baseball Complex Capacity_ ________________________________ 500

Courtyard By Marriott Baseball Classic

Dayton

Feb. 26-28 • Spartanburg, S.C.

Feb. 26 • Harley Park

Schedule Friday, Feb. 26 4 p.m._ _______________________________Butler vs. NJIT 4 p.m._ __________________________ Wofford vs. Dayton Saturday, Feb. 27 12 p.m._ ________________________NJIT vs. Dayton 1 p.m._ __________________ Wofford vs. Butler (DH) 4 p.m._ ______________________Upstate vs. Dayton Sunday, Feb. 28 10 a.m._________________________ Upstate vs. NJIT 1 p.m._ _____________________ Wofford vs. Dayton 2 p.m._ ____________________________Upstate vs. Butler Home Team occupies third base dugout, wears white uniform and is listed first.

Nickname______________________________ Flyers Location_ ________________________ Dayton, Ohio Enrollment_ _____________________________7,700 Colors_ ____________________________ Red & Blue Conference_________________________ Atlantic 10 Head Coach_ ______________________Tony Vittorio Record (Career)_____________________511-465 (17) Record (School)_ ___________________287-267 (10) 2009 Record_ ___________________ 38-19 (21-6, 1st) Baseball SID_ ______________________ Seth Iiames Office Phone_____________________(937) 229-4419 E-mail_ _____________ iiamesse@notes.udayton.edu Fax_____________________________(937) 229-4461 Home Field___________ Time Warner Cable Stadium Capacity_ ________________________________ 500

NJIT

Butler

Gardner-Webb

Feb. 27 • Harley Park

Feb. 28 • Harley Park

March 5, March 24 • Harley Park

Nickname_________________________ Highlanders Location_ _________________________ Newark, N.J. Enrollment_ _____________________________5,380 Colors_ ___________________________ Red & White Conference_________________________ Great West Head Coach_ ____________________ Brian Callahan Record (Career)______________________135-243 (9) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ ____________________________ 4-33 Baseball SID_ ___________________Stephanie Pillari Office Phone______________________973-596-8324 E-mail_ _________________________pillari@njit.edu Fax______________________________973-596-5555 Home Field______ Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________6,200 29

Nickname____________________________ Bulldogs Location_ _____________________ Indianapolis, Ind. Enrollment_ _____________________________4,200 Colors_ __________________________ Blue & White Conference_____________________ Horizon League Head Coach_ ______________________ Steve Farley Record (Career)___________________ 493-581-1 (19) Record (School)_ _________________ 440-536-1 (17) 2009 Record_ __________________ 13-41 (6-20, 7th) Baseball SID_ ______________________ Josh Rattray Office Phone______________________317-940-9994 E-mail_ _____________________ jrattray@butler.edu Fax______________________________317-940-9808 Home Field________________________Bulldog Park Capacity_ ________________________________ 500

Nickname_____________________ Runnin’ Bulldogs Location_ __________________ Boiling Springs, N.C. Enrollment_ _____________________________3,900 Colors_ ___________________________ Red & Black Conference__________________________ Big South Head Coach_ ____________________ Rusty Stroupe Record (Career)_____________________528-404 (18) Record (School)_ ____________________172-172 (6) 2008 Record_ ________________ 29-30 (15-18, T-8th) Baseball SID_ _______________________ Marc Rabb Office Phone______________________706-406-4355 E-mail_ ______________ mrabb@gardner-webb.edu Fax______________________________706-406-4349 Home Field_______________________ Masters Field Capacity_ ________________________________ 500


The Thomas L. Smith Memorial Legacy

George Washington

Charleston Southern

The Citadel

March 5-7 • Harley Park

March 9 • Charleston, S.C. • March 16 • Harley Park

March 10 • Charleston, S.C. • May 12 •Harley Park

Nickname__________________________Buccaneers Location_ ______________________ Charleston, S.C. Enrollment_ _____________________________3,286 Colors_ ___________________________ Blue & Gold Conference__________________________ Big South Head Coach_ _______________________Stuart Lake Record (Career)________________________16-37 (1) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ _________________ 16-37 (10-15, 7th) Baseball SID_ ______________________ Rob Walden Office Phone______________________843-863-7687 E-mail_ ____________________ rwalden@csuniv.edu Fax______________________________843-863-7676 Home Field__________________ Buccaneer Ballpark Capacity_ _______________________________1,500

Nickname____________________________ Bulldogs Location_ ______________________ Charleston, S.C. Enrollment_ _____________________________2,086 Colors_ ____________________ Citadel Blue & White Conference__________________________ Southern Head Coach_ ______________________ Fred Jordan Record (Career)_____________________623-450 (17) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ _________________ 37-22 (20-10, 3rd) Baseball SID_ _______________________Ben Waring Office Phone______________________843-953-5120 E-mail_ _________________ Ben.Waring@citadel.edu Fax______________________________843-965-6727 Home Field________________Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park Capacity_ _______________________________6,000

Nickname___________________________ Colonials Location_ _____________________ Washington, D.C. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 20,001 Colors_ ____________________________ Buff & Blue Conference_________________________ Atlantic 10 Head Coach_ ____________________ Steve Mrowka Record (Career)_______________________522-344-3 Record (School)_ _____________________115-113-1 2009 Record_ ________________ 26-29 (11-16, T-8th) Baseball SID_ ______________________ Simon Ogus Office Phone______________________202-994-0339 E-mail_ __________________ogus@gwmail.gwu.edu Fax______________________________202-994-2713 Home Field_______________________ Barcroft Park Capacity_ _______________________________1,000

Florida Gulf Coast

ETSU

Tennessee

March 12-13 • Harley Park

March 19-20 • Johnson City, Tenn.

March 23 • Knoxville, Tenn.

Nickname______________________________Eagles Location_ _______________________Fort Myers, Fla. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 11,200 Colors_ _____________ Emerald Green & Cobalt Blue Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ ______________________ Dave Tollett Record (Career)____________________ 266-117-2 (7) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ ___________________ 36-18 (23-7, 1st) Baseball SID_ _________________________ Mike Hill Office Phone______________________239-590-7061 E-mail_ ________________________ mhill@fgcu.edu Fax______________________________239-590-7014 Home Field___________________ Swanson Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________1,500

Nickname__________________________Buccaneers Location_ ___________________ Johnson City, Tenn. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 14,677 Colors_ ___________________ Navy Blue & Old Gold Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ _______________________ Tony Skole Record (Career)_____________________334-366 (13) Record (School)_ ___________________239-309 (10) 2009 Record_ __________________ 18-38 (9-24, 8th) Baseball SID_ ____________________ Jeff Schneider Office Phone_____________________(423) 439-5612 E-mail_ _____________________ schneidj@etsu.edu Fax_____________________________(423) 439-6138 Home Field_______________________ Cardinal Park Capacity_ _______________________________2,000

Nickname__________________________ Volunteers Location_ ______________________ Knoxville, Tenn. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 26,400 Colors_ ________________________ Orange & White Conference_______________________ Southeastern Head Coach_ _____________________ Todd Raleigh Record (Career)_____________________310-267 (10) Record (School)_ ______________________53-58 (2) 2009 Record_ _____________ 26-29 (11-19, 6th-East) Baseball SID_ ___________________ Cameron Harris Office Phone_____________________(865) 974-8876 E-mail_ ______________________ charri48@utk.edu Fax_____________________________(865) 974-3376 Home Field______________ Lindsey Nelson Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________3,800

Belmont

UNC Asheville

Charlotte

March 26-27 • Nashville, Tenn.

March 30 • Harley Park • April 14 • Asheville, N.C.

March 31 • Charlotte, N.C. • April 6 • Harley Park

Nickname______________________________ Bruins Location_ ______________________ Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment_ _____________________________5,393 Colors_ __________________ Navy Blue, Red & White Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ _______________________ Dave Jarvis Record (Career)___________________ 654-466-1 (21) Record (School)_ _________________ 330-314-1 (12) 2009 Record_ _________________ 29-29 (15-15, 6th) Baseball SID_ _______________________ Brian Karst Office Phone_____________________(615) 460-8023 E-mail_ ________________ brian.karst@belmont.edu Fax_____________________________(615) 460-5584 Home Field________________________ Shelby Park Capacity_ ________________________________ 500

Nickname____________________________ Bulldogs Location_ _______________________ Asheville, N.C. Enrollment_ _____________________________3,500 Colors_ ______________________Royal Blue & White Conference__________________________ Big South Head Coach_ _______________________ Tom Smith Record (Career)________________________First Year Record (School)_ ______________________First Year 2009 Record_ __________________ 9-42 (5-21, 10th) Baseball SID_ _____________________________TBA Office Phone_____________________(828) 251-6931 E-mail_ __________________________________TBA Fax_____________________________(828) 251-6386 Home Field_____ Greenwood Field/McCormick Field Capacity_ ___________________________ 500/4,800

Nickname_______________________________49ers Location_ _______________________ Charlotte, N.C. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 24,701 Colors_ _________________________ Green & White Conference_________________________ Atlantic 10 Head Coach_ ______________________ Loren Hibbs Record (Career)___________________ 528-423-3 (17) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ ________________ 33-22 (16-11, T-4th) Baseball SID_ ________________________Ryan Rose Office Phone______________________704-687-6312 E-mail_ ____________________ ryan.rose@uncc.edu Fax______________________________704-687-4918 Home Field_______ Robert & Mariam Hayes Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________3,000

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2010 Opponent Profiles Jacksonville

North Florida

April 3-4 • Harley Park

April 10-11 • Jacksonville, Fla.

Nickname___________________________ Dolphins Location_ ______________________Jacksonville, Fla. Enrollment_ _____________________________3,436 Colors_ _________________________ Green & White Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ ___________________ Terry Alexander Record (Career)___________________ 631-499-2 (19) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ _________________ 37-22 (19-11, 3rd) Baseball SID_ _________________________Josh Ellis Office Phone_____________________(904) 256-7402 E-mail_ __________________________jellis1@ju.edu Fax_____________________________(904) 256-7179 Home Field_______________ John Sessions Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________3,000

Nickname____________________________ Ospreys Location_ ______________________Jacksonville, Fla. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 17,000 Colors_ _______________________ Navy Blue & Gray Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ _____________________Dusty Rhodes Record (Career)___________________ 1,182-538 (30) Record (School)_ __________________879-3421 (22) 2009 Record_ ________________ 23-31 (15-15, T-6th) Baseball SID_ __________________ Chris Whitehead Office Phone_____________________(904) 620-4029 E-mail_ ________________ chris.whitehead@unf.edu Fax_____________________________(904) 620-2821 Home Field____________________ Harmon Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________1,000

College of Charleston

Campbell

April 13 • Harley Park • May 11 • Charleston, S.C.

April 16-17 • Harley Park

Nickname____________________________ Cougars Location_ ______________________ Charleston, S.C. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 11,088 Colors_ ________________________Maroon & White Conference__________________________ Southern Head Coach_ _______________________ Monte Lee Record (Career)________________________35-22 (1) Record (School)_ ______________________35-22 (1) 2009 Record_ _________________ 35-22 (17-13, 5th) Baseball SID_ _____________________________TBA Office Phone_____________________(843) 953-5465 E-mail_ __________________________________TBA Fax_____________________________(843) 953-6534 Home Field_______________________ Patriots Point Capacity_ _______________________________2,000

Nickname______________________Fighting Camels Location_ _____________________ Buies Creek, N.C. Enrollment_ _____________________________6,834 Colors_ ________________________ Orange & Black Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ ________________________ Greg Goff Record (Career)______________________200-145 (6) Record (School)_ ______________________48-61 (2) 2009 Record_ _________________ 27-24 (7-19, 10th) Baseball SID_ ___________________Christopher Bell Office Phone_____________________(910) 814-4367 E-mail_ __________ bcbell0918@email.campbell.edu Fax_____________________________(910) 893-1331 Home Field_________________________Taylor Field Capacity_ _______________________________1,000

Jimmy Tanner at the plate at Harley Park.

South Carolina

Clemson

Mercer

April 20 • Columbia, S.C.

April 21 • Clemson, S.C.

April 23-24 • Macon, Ga.

Nickname_________________________ Gamecocks Location_ _______________________ Columbia, S.C. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 25, 077 Colors_ _________________________ Garnet & Black Conference_______________________ Southeastern Head Coach_ _______________________ Ray Tanner Record (Career)___________________ 975-439-3 (23) Record (School)_ ___________________580-266 (13) 2009 Record_ _____________ 40-23 (17-13, 2nd-East) Baseball SID_ _____________________Andrew Kitick Office Phone______________________803-777-5257 E-mail_ _____________________ kitick@gwm.sc.edu Fax______________________________803-777-2967 Home Field____________________ Carolina Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________6,400

Nickname______________________________ Tigers Location_ ________________________ Clemson, S.C. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 18,317 Colors_ _______________ Clemson Orange & Regalia Conference_______________________Atlantic Coast Head Coach_ ______________________Jack Leggett Record (Career)__________________1,101-621-1 (30) Record (School)_ _________________ 724-331-1 (16) 2009 Record_ __________ 44-22 (19-11, 2nd-Atlantic) Baseball SID_ ___________________ Brian Hennessy Office Phone______________________864-656-1921 E-mail_ __________________bhennes@clemson.edu Fax______________________________864-656-0299 Home Field_____________Doug Kingsmore Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________6,217

Nickname_______________________________Bears Location_ __________________________ Macon, Ga. Enrollment_ _____________________________8,012 Colors_ ________________________ Orange & Black Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ _____________________ Craig Gibson Record (Career)______________________162-168 (6) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2009 Record_ _________________ 23-23 (12-15, 5th) Baseball SID_ _____________________Jason Farhadi Office Phone_____________________(478) 301-5218 E-mail_ __________________farhadi_jb@mercer.edu Fax_____________________________(478) 301-5350 Home Field__________________ Claude Smith Field Capacity_ ________________________________ 500

Stetson

Kennesaw State

William & Mary

May 7-8 • DeLand, Fla.

May 14-15 • Harley Park

May 18-19 • Harley Park

Nickname_____________________________ Hatters Location_ _________________________ DeLand, Fla. Enrollment_ _____________________________2,492 Colors_ ___________________ Hunter Green & White Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ _______________________ Pete Dunn Record (Career)__________________1,097-688-3 (30) Record (School)_ ________________________ Same 2008 Record_ _________________ 27-30 (16-14, 5th) Baseball SID_ _____________________ Dean Watson Office Phone_____________________(386) 822-8130 E-mail_ ___________________dwatson@stetson.edu Fax_____________________________(386) 822-8132 Home Field_________ Melching Field at Conrad Park Capacity_ _______________________________2,500

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Nickname_______________________________ Owls Location_ _______________________ Kennesaw, Ga. Enrollment_ ___________________________ 22,300 Colors_ ___________________________Black & Gold Conference________________________ Atlantic Sun Head Coach_ _____________________ Mike Sansing Record (Career)_____________________827-415 (21) Record (School)_ ___________________724-329 (18) 2009 Record_ __________________ 30-22 (20-9, 2nd) Baseball SID_ ______________________ Jason Hanes Office Phone_____________________(770) 423-6264 E-mail_ _________________ jhanes2@kennesaw.edu Fax_____________________________(770) 423-6665 Home Field____________________ Stillwell Stadium Capacity_ _______________________________1,065

Nickname_______________________________ Tribe Location_ _____________________ Williamsburg, Va. Enrollment_ _____________________________7,625 Colors_ _____________________Green, Gold & Silver Conference__________ Colonial Athletic Association Head Coach_ ______________________ Frank Leoni Record (Career)___________________ 378-443-3 (18) Record (School)_ ____________________112-100 (5) 2009 Record_ __________________ 24-25 (9-14, 9th) Baseball SID_ _______________________Scott Burns Office Phone_____________________(757) 221-3344 E-mail_ _______________________ sburns@wm.edu Fax_____________________________(757) 221-2989 Home Field________________________Plumeri Park Capacity_ _______________________________1,000


2009 Season In Review

2009 I n R e vi e w

Ma k i n g St r i d e s Branham, Fallon Drafted Juniors Teddy Fallon and Matt Branham became the third and fourth USC Upstate baseball players in the last six years and the 10th and 11th in school history to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft, as Fallon was selected in the 43rd round with the 1,285th pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates and Branham was selected in the 47th round with the 1,421st pick by the Houston Astros on Thursday.

Senior Phillip Morgan capped his collegiate career by going on a D-I era record 25-game hitting streak and leading the Spartans with six homers and 42 RBI.

Teddy Fallon became the sixth Spartan in the last six years to enter pro baseball after he was drafted by Pittsburgh.

Branham is the fourth player in school history to be selected by the Astros in the MLB draft, joining 1987 picks Chris Hawkins (15th round) and Kenny Dickson (21st round) and 1988 selection Rick Given (20th round). Branham popped up on many scouts’ radars thanks to a fastball that runs into the low-90s and his ability to throw both a slider and change for strikes. He has improved his ability to miss bats, culminating in his school-record 82 strikeouts this season. As a junior, Branham was befallen by several hard-luck during several of his starts, as he finished 2-5 with a 4.39 ERA, but he left three games qualified for the win before taking a no-decision. He tossed 82 innings, with batters hitting a paltry .267. He walked just 27 while his 82 punchouts were seventh-best in the A-Sun.

This is the first time since 1988 that two USC Upstate players have been selected in the MLB draft. The 1988 squad featured five draft picks (Leonard Thigpen, New York (AL), 69th round; Don Brock, San Francisco, 35th round; Rick Given, Houston, 20th round; Ken Penland, Texas, 40th round; Lindsay Robinson, Texas, 32nd round). Branham had six quality starts during the season and lasted less than five innings in just two of his 13 starts. Fallon, a 6-2 right-handed reliever, was selected by He finished the year strong, going 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA Pittsburgh in the 43rd round, becoming the second in his last three starts. He posted a win over Wofford, player in school history to be drafted by the Pirates, tossing eight innings and allowing seven hits while joining 2006 Upstate graduate Brandon Williams, who striking out seven and closed the year with seven inwas selected in the 29th round. He could become the nings of work in a win over Campbell. He allowed just third player to play in the Pirates’ organization, join- four hits, an earned run and struck out seven in the ing Williams and Tony McKinney, who was signed by game. the Pirates as an undrafted free agent in 1988. Moyer Earns All-Freshman Honors Fallon turned into the go-to arm in the Upstate bull- Freshman Austin Moyer finished second on USC pen late in the spring. In his last eight outings, he had Upstate baseball team in both homers (4) and wins a 1-0 record with a save and a 4.35 ERA in 20.2 innings. (3), making him a valuable part of both the Spartans’ The Florida fireballer struck out 22 and walked 13 dur- starting lineups and pitching staff, helping the rookie ing that stretch. His four innings of one-hit, scoreless earn Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team relief against Kennesaw State helped the Spartans honors. take a 7-5 decision on Easter Sunday. Against The Citadel on May 6, Fallon was just as good, throwing 3 On the mound, Moyer posted tossed 51.2 innings, 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, striking out one to pick up striking out 32 and walking 34. Towards the end of the save. Fallon’s emergence has come after he held the season, Moyer started to excel as he allowed a 16.88 ERA and had walked 36 batters in his first 13 one run or less in two of his last four starts. Against 1/3 innings. Charleston Southern, he posted one of the best pitching performances of the season for Upstate. The 6-0 Matt Branham was selected by the Houston Astros in freshman retired 11 in a row at one point and allowed the 47th round of the MLB draft. just five hits and one run in seven innings against the Buccaneers, striking out a season-high seven. Moyer Branham has left a significant mark on the Spartans also had a great performance on April 15 against N.C. during his three-year career. Entering the week- A&T. He pitched seven innings, allowing just two hits end rotation as a freshman, the Spring Valley High and an unearned run. Moyer used pinpoint control to graduate is already third in school history with 178 strike out four and walk none while allowing just two strikeouts, fifth in games started (37), fifth in innings hits, one an infield single and one a seventh-inning pitched (232.0), sixth in ERA (4.03) and tied for 10th double. Moyer also earned a win by tossing eight inin wins (11). 32


2009 Season In Review nings and allowing seven hits and four runs against nesaw State to lead the Spartans to a 7-5 victory on A-Sun school Belmont on March 7. April 12. He was 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in the win over Presbyterian on April 8. In addiAt the plate, Moyer helped fill a slot in the middle of tion, he started the streak by going 4-for-6 with a Upstate’s lineup for much of the season, hitting .278 career-high six RBI at Wake Forest and missed hitting with four homers and 34 RBI. He led the team with 31 for the cycle by a triple. During a three-game set with walks and was second with a .419 on-base percent- ETSU, Morgan blasted seven hits. age. He also added 21 runs, eight doubles and two triples. In his first career start, Moyer went 3-for-4 with Spartans Post Big Win Over 49ers three runs, two RBI and a homer in a win over SIU Ed- Having lost four straight games, all to 2008 NCAA Rewardsville on Feb. 21. He finished third on the team gional teams, the USC Upstate baseball team wasn’t with 10 multiple-RBI efforts and also added eight being given a break on March 17 at Robert and Mirimultiple-hit efforts, including three three-hit games. am Hayes Stadium when it faced the 2008 Atlantic 10 Moyer posted a career-high four-RBI by going 3-for- champions, Charlotte. But, as the old adage goes, you 5 with a triple at Jacksonville on March 28. Against make your own breaks, and Upstate got out of a runNorth Florida, the 6-0 first baseman/designated hit- ners on first and third situation with two outs in the ter hit homers in both ends of a doubleheader, going ninth to take a 4-3 decision over the 49ers, who were 2-for-6 with two runs and three RBI in the first game receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll before adding two RBI in the second game. and had won 10 straight games. In the process, Upstate picked up its first win in the Senior Eric Guillen hit .300 and led the team with 42 RBI while playing 53 games in the middle infield. Division I era against a team earning votes in a DI national poll. Upstate left the bases loaded in the eighth and junior Tyler Oliver ran into trouble quickly in the ninth after cruising through four innings of relief. After a leadoff walk to Corey Shaylor, a costly error on a groundball in the infield put runners on second and third. A passed ball cut the lead to 4-2 and a walk left runners on first and third when junior Barrett Stover McCraney (4-1) finished the day with his first career took the mound. complete game in his record-setting 77th career appearance, going the distance in a six-hitter, leading Stover got a grounder to second for a fielder’s choice, Upstate (17-37 overall, 7-23 A-Sun) to an 8-2 win over but it scored Brown from third to make it a one-run the Camels (27-24 overall, 7-19 A-Sun), securing the game. A fly ball to Simpson in center gave Upstate a series and doubleheader sweep at Taylor Field to second out, but on a 1-1 pitch to Grant Bowmann, a wrap up the 2009 season. hit and run worked to perfection, as Spartan second baseman Green had to change direction and could McCraney allowed just three hits in his first eight in- only get a glove on the grounder, moving the runner nings, shutting down the Camel offense, which en- to third. A fly to deep left field, though, was corralled tered the week ranked 10th in the country in runs by Bisgounis to end the threat. per game. He allowed six hits and four walks, but two of those came in the first inning before he found his Beating Tennessee groove. He faced the minimum 15 batters from the After what can only be termed an uncharacteristic second inning to the seventh, allowing two base hits four inches of snow fell on Sunday night after a proin that time, but McCraney alertly stepped off to cut digious rain washed away two of the USC Upstate down a runner attempting to steal in the fourth and baseball team’s games last weekend, it was nice then freshman second baseman Branden Millhouse just to stand on a field with no snow on Wednesday, Freshman Austin Moyer earned A-Sun All-Freshman fully extended on a ball to his left in the fifth inning, March 4, as the Spartans headed North to Tennessee Team honors after hitting .278 with four homers. flipping on a belly flop to start a double play. for a game at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Spartan Pitchers Lead To Sweep Of Camels It looked like the day would belong to USC Upstate junior ace Matt Branham, who set the school’s single-season strikeout mark in a 5-3 win in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader at Campbell. Then, senior Dennis McCraney stepped on the mound for his final game, setting the school’s career appearance record.

Branham pitched brilliantly to pick up his second win of the year, allowing four hits and one earned run in seven innings to lead Upstate to a 5-3 win in the first game of the doubleheader. He struck out seven in the game to establish a new single-season record for strikeouts, finishing his season with 82, besting the mark of 80 by Michael Stone set in 2000. Streaking How impressive was senior Phillip Morgan’s 25game hitting streak? To start, it is the longest hitting streak for the Spartans since Chris Nowak’s 27-game hitting streak in 2002. Morgan hit .425 (45-for-106) with nine doubles, three homers, 17 runs and 28 RBI during that time. Even more impressive is that Morgan was headlong in a slump that saw his average dip to .232 before his hitting streak started on April 7 at Wake Forest. Against Florida Gulf Coast, Morgan had six hits in 13 at bats, including a three-hit, two-RBI game on April 25. He was 4-for-4 with two runs and an RBI at Ken-

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The Spartans made the day more memorable than just playing a game after leaving their Spartanburg campus behind with snow still melting away, as a one-out RBI double from junior Jimmy Tanner in the top of the ninth inning lifted them to a 1-0 stunner over the Vols. The Upstate offense, held to just four hits heading into the ninth, finally got some momentum in the top of the ninth, as sophomore Blake Green delivered a single off a diving center fielder’s glove. After a strikeout, Tanner took a 1-2 offering and delivered a liner into the left-center field gap, easily scoring Green. The Vols immediately got a rally started in the ninth thanks to a leadoff walk and then a Spartan throwing error put two on with no outs. However, junior Barrett Stover settled the Vols’ bats and quell the rally, getting two flyouts before the last batter grounded to third and freshman Jeff Medley beat the Vols’ runner to third for the force out.

Junior Jimmy Tanner led the Spartans, hitting .354 and posting 80 hits and 41 runs during 2009.


2009 Season In Review

2009 Individual Statistics ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE No. 30 33 12 6 25 1 14

Player Jimmy Tanner Phillip Morgan Kyle Simpson Eric Guillen Austin Moyer Blake Green Jeff Medley

AVG .354 .326 .302 .300 .278 .269 .255

OVERALL 17-37 7-23 10-14 GP 54 54 45 53 38 38 43

GS 54 54 44 53 35 38 42

AB 226 218 159 223 126 145 161

R 41 34 31 40 21 22 27

H 80 71 48 67 35 39 41

HOME 8-18 3-12 5-6 2B 15 16 6 14 8 1 8

3B 0 0 3 3 2 1 1

HR 2 6 0 2 4 0 2

AWAY 9-19 4-11 5-8 RBI 34 42 24 42 34 20 21

NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% 101 .447 28 2 24 5 .430 105 .482 19 5 27 6 .386 60 .377 21 8 32 0 .410 93 .417 25 3 38 3 .374 59 .468 31 1 34 1 .419 42 .290 17 6 19 2 .369 57 .354 12 3 33 5 .313

SF 0 4 0 3 2 0 3

SH SB ATT 2 0 1 2 0 0 7 5 8 2 3 5 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 1 2

PO 237 395 94 108 106 83 37

A 29 39 3 147 18 78 52

4 Blake Stickley .400 3 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 .400 2 15 Ryan Wilkins .352 33 26 108 26 38 5 3 1 17 52 .481 9 19 Keith Bisgounis .270 34 32 115 16 31 4 0 0 11 35 .304 1 10 Tommy Shovlin .265 32 25 102 22 27 2 2 0 11 33 .324 8 3 Jacob Breen .236 19 14 55 6 13 0 0 1 5 16 .291 3 11 Brian Dempsey .229 25 21 83 15 19 4 0 0 7 23 .277 6 8 Austin Liput .177 27 22 79 9 14 3 0 0 6 17 .215 5 17 Tyler Cook .176 16 6 34 5 6 0 0 0 0 6 .176 2 9 Adam Waters .136 9 6 22 1 3 1 0 0 3 4 .182 1 2 Branden Millhouse .128 20 13 47 4 6 1 0 0 4 7 .149 3 Totals .283 54 54 1908 321 540 88 15 18 282 712 .373 193 Opponents .322 54 54 1914 450 617 135 13 63 416 967 .505 296 LOB - Team (454), Opp (451). DPs turned - Team (52), Opp (43). CI - Team (3), TANNER 2, MORGAN 1.

0 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 40 34

2 23 15 19 18 35 17 11 7 6 360 345

0 .571 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400 2 0 6 7 70 1 2 .288 0 2 0 3 77 0 1 .321 1 3 2 2 44 1 1 .288 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 .301 1 3 3 3 29 3 0 .221 2 3 1 1 27 47 1 .222 0 0 0 0 15 2 0 .208 0 1 1 1 6 12 1 .226 0 3 1 1 33 35 33 .358 18 33 25 36 1382 499 32 .418 21 15 47 70 1417 596

No. 20 26 44 25 23

BB 27 21 29 34 34

SO 82 18 42 32 29

2B 20 12 13 14 20

Player Matt Branham Dennis McCraney Phillip Myers Austin Moyer Ryan Fern

ERA 4.39 5.89 6.94 8.54 8.74

W 2 4 1 3 1

L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP 5 15 13 0 0 0 0 82.0 1 20 6 1 0 0 0 44.1 4 21 3 0 0 1 2 48.0 7 16 13 0 0 1 0 51.2 7 16 9 0 0 1 0 46.1

H 87 62 55 68 71

R 49 30 40 54 55

ER 40 29 37 49 45

3B 0 0 0 3 2

HR 12 5 5 9 9

1 USC Upstate 31 Opponents 45

2 3 4 39 48 38 54 54 53

5 6 7 43 20 41 55 37 48

8 31 46

9 EX 30 0 57 1

0 0 2 3 0 2 7 1 1 5 71 90

.000 1.000 .975 .938 1.000 .941 .914 .944 .947 .932 .964 .957

AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA 326 .267 2 2 0 1 3 176 .352 2 3 0 1 2 195 .282 7 1 0 1 1 213 .319 5 6 0 6 0 201 .353 8 6 1 0 2

15 Ryan Wilkins 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .000 0 13 Philip Brannon 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 9 Adam Waters 6.39 1 1 20 1 0 0 0 1 38.0 54 32 27 15 33 17 2 4 163 .331 2 22 Tyler Oliver 7.90 2 5 24 2 0 0 1 0 35.1 50 34 31 26 17 11 4 4 148 .338 3 39 Andrew Wyant 8.31 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 16 10 8 6 8 3 0 1 40 .400 2 29 Teddy Fallon 9.26 2 0 20 2 0 0 1 1 34.0 43 40 35 41 38 3 0 1 136 .316 11 16 Barrett Stover 11.78 1 5 21 3 0 0 1 3 36.2 54 52 48 29 21 14 1 9 163 .331 5 38 Tim Fournier 11.84 0 1 17 0 0 0 1 0 24.1 41 34 32 13 16 5 1 3 104 .394 2 11 Brian Dempsey 15.12 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 8.1 9 15 14 19 7 2 0 0 34 .265 2 24 Matt Bertino 19.29 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 6 5 5 2 0 1 0 1 12 .500 1 Totals 7.81 17 37 54 54 1 1 1 7 460.2 617 450 400 296 345 135 13 63 1914 .322 52 Opponents 4.99 37 17 54 54 6 3 1 15 472.1 540 321 262 193 360 88 15 18 1908 .283 58 PB - Team (8), TANNER 5, MORGAN 3, Opp (8). Pickoffs - Team (16), MOYER 3, TANNER 3, FERN 2, McCRANEY 2, BRANHAM 2, WATERS 1, MORGAN 1, WYANT 1, OLIVER 1, Opp (5).

Inning-by-inning summary

E FLD% 5 .982 7 .984 2 .980 17 .938 2 .984 4 .976 10 .899

Total 321 450

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0 0 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 0 34 40

0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 21 15 4 18 33


2009 Season In Review

2009 Results

Date Opposing team 2/20 GEORGE MASON 2/21 SIU EDWARDSVILLE 2/22 VIRGINIA TECH 2/24 at Gardner-Webb 2/26 at Wofford 2/27 ARMY 3/04 at Tennessee * 3/06 BELMONT * 3/07 BELMONT * 3/07 BELMONT 3/10 at North Carolina A&T 3/11 at Coastal Carolina * 3/14 at Lipscomb * 3/15 at Lipscomb * 3/15 at Lipscomb 3/17 at Charlotte 3/18 at Clemson * 3/20 MERCER * 3/21 MERCER * 3/22 MERCER 3/24 at Virginia Tech * 3/27 at Jacksonville * 3/28 at Jacksonville * 3/28 at Jacksonville 3/31 at Presbyterian 4/01 GARDNER-WEBB * 4/03 STETSON * 4/04 STETSON * 4/04 STETSON 4/07 at Wake Forest 4/08 PRESBYTERIAN * 4/11 at Kennesaw State * 4/11 at Kennesaw State * 4/12 at Kennesaw State 4/15 NORTH CAROLINA A&T * 4/17 ETSU * 4/18 ETSU * 4/18 ETSU 4/21 SOUTH CAROLINA 4/22 CHARLOTTE * 4/24 at Florida Gulf Coast * 4/25 at Florida Gulf Coast * 4/25 at Florida Gulf Coast 5/05 WOFFORD 5/06 at The Citadel 5/07 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN * 5/09 NORTH FLORIDA * 5/09 NORTH FLORIDA * 5/10 NORTH FLORIDA 5/12 at South Carolina 5/12 at South Carolina * 5/14 at Campbell * 5/15 at Campbell * 5/15 at Campbell * - Atlantic Sun Conference game

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Score r-h-e r-h-e L, 5-11 5-6-2 11-17-4 W, 15-5 15-16-1 5-10-2 L, 3-12 3-6-4 12-18-0 W, 12-1 12-17-1 1-8-0 L, 3-7 3-8-2 7-9-1 L, 10-17 10-14-1 17-16-4 W, 1-0 1-6-3 0-4-0 L, 7-12 7-13-1 12-15-4 W, 6-4 6-11-2 4-7-0 L, 5-7 5-12-4 7-10-1 W, 8-3 8-12-0 3-10-2 L, 2-4 2-10-0 4-5-2 L, 0-3 0-4-3 3-5-0 L, 3-13 3-6-1 13-11-3 L, 2-7 2-5-0 7-11-2 W, 4-3 4-8-1 3-9-4 L, 0-14 0-0-3 14-11-1 W, 5-4 5-6-0 4-12-1 L, 11-12 11-14-4 12-18-4 L, 7-10 7-9-2 10-17-1 L, 3-5 3-8-1 5-6-2 L, 3-4 3-7-1 4-9-3 L, 1-14 1-6-0 14-19-1 L, 7-14 7-13-2 14-16-4 L, 4-9 4-8-1 9-11-1 L, 3-11 3-8-1 11-12-0 L, 9-12 9-11-2 12-13-3 L, 4-12 4-7-1 12-18-2 L, 9-18 9-13-3 18-15-4 L, 14-20 14-14-0 20-22-3 W, 16-6 16-14-1 6-11-0 L, 6-10 6-7-3 10-9-2 L, 0-5 0-5-1 5-8-0 W, 7-5 7-14-1 5-13-1 W, 3-1 3-7-1 1-4-1 L, 2-4 2-8-1 4-8-0 L, 3-11 3-10-2 11-12-0 L, 12-14 12-16-2 14-12-2 L, 6-14 6-9-0 14-16-0 L, 7-17 7-8-2 17-20-3 L, 6-14 6-9-1 14-14-1 L, 3-7 3-8-0 7-8-1 L, 4-8 4-11-0 8-13-2 W, 13-2 13-13-0 2-7-2 W, 6-3 6-15-0 3-12-0 W, 10-3 10-12-0 3-9-2 L, 16-21 16-22-2 21-20-2 W, 8-7 8-12-0 7-9-2 L, 2-6 2-6-3 6-10-2 L, 3-6 3-8-0 6-9-2 L, 2-9 2-8-1 9-10-2 W, 7-4 7-12-2 4-6-3 W, 5-3 5-11-1 3-7-1 W, 8-2 8-17-0 2-6-0

Inns Overall A-Sun 9 0-1-0 0-0-0 9 1-1-0 0-0-0 9 1-2-0 0-0-0 9 2-2-0 0-0-0 9 2-3-0 0-0-0 9 2-4-0 0-0-0 9 3-4-0 0-0-0 9 3-5-0 0-1-0 9 4-5-0 1-1-0 9 4-6-0 1-2-0 9 5-6-0 1-2-0 9 5-7-0 1-2-0 9 5-8-0 1-3-0 7 5-9-0 1-4-0 9 5-10-0 1-5-0 9 6-10-0 1-5-0 9 6-11-0 1-5-0 9 7-11-0 2-5-0 (10) 7-12-0 2-6-0 9 7-13-0 2-7-0 9 7-14-0 2-7-0 9 7-15-0 2-8-0 7 7-16-0 2-9-0 9 7-17-0 2-10-0 9 7-18-0 2-10-0 9 7-19-0 2-10-0 9 7-20-0 2-11-0 9 7-21-0 2-12-0 9 7-22-0 2-13-0 9 7-23-0 2-13-0 9 8-23-0 2-13-0 9 8-24-0 2-14-0 9 8-25-0 2-15-0 9 9-25-0 3-15-0 9 10-25-0 3-15-0 9 10-26-0 3-16-0 9 10-27-0 3-17-0 9 10-28-0 3-18-0 9 10-29-0 3-18-0 9 10-30-0 3-18-0 9 10-31-0 3-19-0 9 10-32-0 3-20-0 9 10-33-0 3-21-0 9 11-33-0 3-21-0 9 12-33-0 3-21-0 9 13-33-0 3-21-0 9 13-34-0 3-22-0 9 14-34-0 4-22-0 9 14-35-0 4-23-0 7 14-36-0 4-23-0 7 14-37-0 4-23-0 9 15-37-0 5-23-0 9 16-37-0 6-23-0 9 17-37-0 7-23-0

Pitcher of record Attend Branham (L 0-1) 345 Myers (W 1-0) 354 Moyer (L 0-1) 273 Fern (W 1-0) 50 Oliver (L 0-1) 292 Stover (L 0-1) 103 Fallon (W 1-1) 345 Fournier (L 0-1) 110 Moyer (W 1-1) - Fern (L 1-1) 174 McCraney (W 1-0) 74 Moyer (L 1-2) 551 Branham (L 0-2) 117 Moyer (L 1-3) - Fern (L 1-2) 223 McCraney (W 2-0) 496 Moyer (L 1-4) 4020 Stover (W 1-1) 103 Oliver (L 0-2) 163 Stover (L 1-2) 144 Stover (L 1-3) 112 Oliver (L 0-3) 421 Myers (L 1-1) 506 Fern (L 1-3) - Oliver (L 1-4) 86 Dempsey (L 0-1) 112 Stover (L 1-4) 247 Myers (L 1-2) - Fern (L 1-4) 193 McCraney (L 2-1) 127 Waters (W 1-0) 145 Myers (L 1-3) 342 Stover (L 1-5) - Fallon (W 2-0) 193 Moyer (W 2-4) 189 Branham (L 0-3) 158 Fern (L 1-5) - Oliver (L 0-5) 194 Moyer (L 2-5) 1022 Waters (L 1-1) 109 Fern (L 1-6) 175 Branham (L 0-4) - Moyer (L 2-6) 120 Branham (W 1-4) 172 McCraney (W 3-1) 747 Moyer (W 3-6) 124 Fern (L 1-7) - Oliver (W 1-5) 203 Branham (L 1-5) 139 Moyer (L 3-7) - Myers (L 1-4) 6369 Oliver (W 2-5) 233 Branham (W 2-5) 252 McCraney (W 4-1) 273

Time 3:14 3:19 3:19 2:43 3:24 3:52 2:16 3:20 2:10 3:05 2:35 3:02 2:22 2:11 2:43 2:53 2:38 2:42 3:43 3:12 2:29 2:40 1:52 2:53 2:20 2:30 3:09 3:04 3:37 3:24 3:00 3:01 1:56 2:36 2:01 2:22 2:29 3:02 3:10 3:25 3:20 2:24 2:43 2:09 2:55 2:42 3:33 3:12 2:37 2:12 2:15 2:57 2:42 2:32


2009 Season In Review Game-By Game Recaps Feb. 20 - George Mason 1 Spartanburg, S.C. GMU 002 200 304 - 11-17-4 UPST 000 021 200 - 5-6-2 WP - Modica (1-0) LP - Branham (0-1) S - Breck (1) Records: GMU (1-0); UPST (0-1) George Mason hit three homers and scored four runs in the ninth inning to pull away from the Spartans.

March 6 - Belmont Spartanburg, S.C. BU 001 012 206 - 12-15-4 UPST 102 002 200 - 7-13-1 WP - Ivie (2-0) LP - Fournier (0-1) Records: BU (5-5, 1-0); UPST (3-5, 0-1) The Spartans took a 7-6 lead but a six-run explosion in the top of the ninth from the Bruins led them to a victory in the A-Sun opener.

Feb. 21 - SIU Edwardsville Spartanburg, S.C. SIUE 131 000 000 - 5-10-2 UPST 133 114 20x - 15-16-1 WP - Myers (1-0) LP - Patton (0-1) Records: SIUE (0-2); UPST (1-1) High school teammates Jeff Medley and Austin Moyer combined to go 5-for-8 with seven runs to lead Upstate to the win. Moyer hit a homer in the win.

March 7 - Belmont Spartanburg, S.C. BU 022 000 000 - 4-7-0 UPST 031 010 01x - 6-11-2 WP - Moyer (1-1) LP - Graskewicz (0-1) S - Stover (2) Records: BU (5-6, 1-1); UPST (4-5, 1-1) Austin Moyer pitched eight innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while high school teammate Jeff Medley hit a homer in support. March 7 - Belmont 10 Spartanburg, S.C. BU 020 500 001 - 7-10-1 UPST 010 002 200 - 5-12-4 WP - Fanchier (1-0) LP - Fern (1-1) Records: BU (6-6, 2-1); UPST (4-6, 1-2) A-Sun home run leader Derek Wiley and Brandon McCall each went deep and a five-run fifth inning helped the Bruins take the rubber game of the A-Sun set.

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Feb. 22 - Virginia Tech Spartanburg, S.C. VT 120 600 300 - 12-18-0 UPST 100 100 100 - 3-6-4 WP - Price (1-0) LP - Moyer (0-1) Records: VT (4-0); UPST (1-2) A six-run fourth inning was more than enough for the Hokies to get past the Spartans. Blake Green led the Spartans with two hits and a run.

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Feb. 24 - Gardner-Webb Boiling Springs, N.C. UPST 022 020 600 - 12-17-1 GWU 000 000 001 - 1-8-0 WP - Fern (1-0) LP - Watts (0-1) Records: UPST (2-2); GWU (3-2) Ryan Fern allowed five hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his first career start to lead the Spartans to the win over the 2008 A-Sun Tournament runners-up.

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Feb. 26 - Wofford Spartanburg, S.C. UPST 000 100 101 - 3-8-2 WC 000 200 104 - 7-9-1 WP - Gilmartin (1-0) LP - Oliver (0-1) Records: UPST (2-3); WC (3-3) A two-out, walk-off grand slam from Constantine Diamaduros lifted the Terriers to an emotional win over crosstown rival USC Upstate.

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Feb. 27 - Army Spartanburg, S.C. ARMY 102 182 030 - 17-16-4 UPST 210 110 104 - 10-14-1 WP - Fouch (2-0) LP - Stover (0-1) Records: UPST (2-4); Army (2-2) An eight-run fifth inning helped the Black Knights take an insurmountable 12-4 lead. The Spartans got five hits and two doubles from junior Jimmy Tanner.

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March 4 - Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. UPST 000 000 001 - 1-6-3 UT 000 000 000 - 0-4-0 WP - Fallon (1-1) LP - Harris (0-1) S - Stover (1) Records: UPST (3-4); UT (2-5) Jimmy Tanner drove in Blake Green on a hit-and-run double in the top of the ninth to lift Upstate to its first SEC win in the DI era.

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March 10 - North Carolina A&T Greensboro, N.C. UPST 110 120 201 - 8-12-0 NCAT 000 000 003 - 3-10-2 WP - McCraney (1-0) LP - Torrellas (0-1) Records: UPST (5-6); NCAT (3-7) Dennis McCraney pitched four scoreless innings in his first start in three years and the Upstate offense used 12 walks and 12 hits to build an eight-run lead in the win. March 11 - Coastal Carolina 12 Conway, S.C. UPST 001 000 001 - 2-10-0 CCU 200 000 02x - 4-5-2 WP - Fleet (2-0) LP - Moyer (1-2) S - McCully (4) Records: UPST (5-7); CCU (14-1) The Spartans five-hit the 12th-ranked Chanticleers and put the tying run on third in two straight innings, but couldn’t tie the score. March 14 - Lipscomb 13 Nashville, Tenn. UPST 000 000 000 - 0-4-3 LIP 000 003 00x - 3-5-0 WP - Brothers (3-1) LP - Branham (0-2) Records: UPST (5-8, 1-3); LIP a(6-8, 3-1) Rex Brothers pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout as he struck out a career-high 13 against the Spartans. Matt Branham threw seven innings, allowing one earned run. March 15 - Lipscomb 14 Nashville, Tenn. UPST 001 200 0 - 3-6-1 LIP 602 005 x - 13-11-3 WP - McClurg (2-1) LP - Moyer (1-3) Records: UPST (5-9, 1-4); LIP (7-8, 4-1) Two big innings by the Bisons helped it take the 13-3 mercy-rule win over the Spartans. Jimmy Tanner led the Spartans with two of the team’s six hits.

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March 15 - Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. UPST 002 000 000 - 2-5-0 LIP 000 030 04x - 7-11-2 WP - Smith (2-0) LP - Fern (1-2) S - Tognazzini (4) Records: UPST (5-10, 1-5); LIP (8-8, 5-1) The Spartans took a 2-0 lead but a three-run sixth put the Bisons in control as they completed the series sweep. March 17 - Charlotte 16 Charlotte, N.C. UPST 021 000 100 - 4-8-1 CHAR 010 000 002 - 3-9-4 WP - McCraney (2-0) LP - Smith (2-1) S - Stover (3) Records: UPST (6-10); CHAR (10-4) Upstate won its first game in the DI era against a team receiving votes in a national poll by scoring three unearned runs. March 18 - Clemson 17 Clemson, S.C. UPST 000 000 000 - 0-0-3 CLEM 220 220 33x - 14-11-1 WP - Sarratt (3-0) LP - Moyer (1-4) Records: UPST (6-11); CLEM (13-4) No. 19 Clemson posted its first no-hitter in 25 years as five pitchers combined to strike out seven Spartans. Mike Freeman had a homer and seven RBIs to lead the Tigers. March 20 - Mercer 18 Spartanburg, S.C. MER 000 100 012 - 4-12-1 UPST 010 011 011 - 5-6-0 WP - Stover (1-1) LP - Odom (1-1) Records: UPST (7-11, 2-5); MER (5-9, 1-3) Three hit batters in the bottom of the ninth led to a game-winning fielder’s choice by Jimmy Tanner to lead the Spartans to a 5-4 win in the series opener with Mercer. March 21 - Mercer 19 Spartanburg, S.C. MER 210 320 003 1 - 12-18-4 UPST 135 000 011 0 - 11-14-4 WP - Mainor (1-0) LP - Oliver (0-2) S - Hoelzer (1) Records: UPST (7-12, 2-6); MER (6-9, 2-3) Upstate held a 10-8 lead in the ninth, but Mercer scored four runs in the last two innings to eek out the extra innings win. March 22 - Mercer 20 Spartanburg, S.C. MER 051 001 012 - 10-17-1 UPST 121 200 100 - 7-9-2 WP - Shaw (1-1) LP - Stover (1-2) S - Odom (1) Records: UPST (7-13, 2-7); MER (7-9, 3-3) Upstate fought back from a 5-1 hole to tie the game at seven in the seventh, but two late homers lifted Mercer to the rubber-game win. March 24 - Virginia Tech 21 Blacksburg, Va. UPST 100 100 100 - 3-8-1 VT 110 000 30x - 5-6-2 WP - Rowen (2-0) LP - Stover (1-3) S - Fisher (2) Records: UPST (7-14); VT (14-8) Anthony Sosnoskie’s three-run double in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Hokies to the non-conference win over the Spartans.

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March 27 - Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. UPST 102 000 000 - 3-7-0 JU 000 000 13x - 4-9-3 WP - Wedner (3-0) LP - Oliver (0-3) S - Kaminski (5) Records: UPST (7-15, 2-8); JU (15-8, 6-4) Matt Branham struck out a career-high 11 in 6 1/3 innings, but the Dolphins rallied for three runs in the eighth to sneak by Upstate. March 28 - Jacksonville 23 Jacksonville, Fla. UPST 000 100 0 - 1-6-0 JU 013 523 x - 14-19-1 WP - Tomshaw (3-1) LP - Myers (1-1) Records: UPST (7-16, 2-9); JU (16-8, 7-4) Matt Tomshaw pitched seven innings, allowing six hits to shut down the Spartans. The Dolphin offense cranked out 19 hits to get the mercy-rule win.

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March 28 - Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. UPST 000 240 100 - 7-13-2 JU 341 010 41x - 14-16-4 WP - Witkowski (3-1) LP - Fern (1-3) S - Kaminski (6) Records: UPST (7-17, 2-10); JU (17-8, 8-4) Upstate came as close as 9-7 and Kyle Simpson, Jimmy Tanner and Austin Moyer each had hits, but JU used 16 hits to earn the sweep. March 31 - Presbyterian 25 Clinton, S.C. UPST 003 100 000 - 4-8-1 PC 101 123 10x - 9-11-1 WP - Odom (1-0) LP - Oliver (0-4) Records: UPST (7-18); PC (5-18) The Spartans held a 4-2 lead, but seven unanswered runs lifted the Blue Hose to the win. Kyle Simpson, Jeff Medley and Tommy Shovlin had two hits for Upstate. April 1 - Gardner-Webb 26 Spartanburg, S.C. GWU 420 220 010 - 11-12-0 UPST 000 001 200 - 3-8-1 WP - Lewis (2-0) LP - Dempsey (0-1) Records: UPST (7-19); GWU (14-10) The Bulldogs take a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never looked back, spoiling two-hit days by Jimmy Tanner and Tommy Shovlin and a homer by Ryan Wilkins. April 3 - Stetson 27 Spartanburg, S.C. STET 030 112 500 - 12-13-3 UPST 302 120 001 - 9-11-2 WP - Powell (2-3) LP - Stover (1-4) Records: UPST (7-20, 2-11); STET (11-17, 4-6) Upstate held an 8-5 lead in the fifth inning, but a fiverun seventh helped the Hatters overcome the deficit and win the series opener.

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April 4 - Stetson Spartanburg, S.C. STET 252 201 002 - 12-18-2 UPST 000 000 121 - 4-7-1 WP - Mauldin (1-2) LP - Myers (1-2) Records: UPST (7-21, 2-12); STET (12-17, 5-6) Andy Mauldin, a 2008 All-A-Sun selection, won his first game of the year, allowing three hits in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless work to shut down the Spartans.

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2009 Season In Review Game-By Game Recaps April 4 - Stetson 29 Spartanburg, S.C. STET 040 421 025 - 18-15-4 UPST 100 002 060 - 9-13-3 WP - Caughel (3-2) LP - Fern (1-4) Records: UPST (7-22, 2-13); STET (13-17, 6-6) A six-run eighth-inning rally by the Spartans was too little, too late. Jeff Medley went 4-for-5 with a run and two RBI to lead Upstate’s 13-hit attack. April 7 - Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. UPST 111 100 280 - 14-14-0 WFU 016 151 42x - 20-22-3 WP - Kledzik (2-4) LP - McCraney (2-1) S - McGrath (1) Records: UPST (7-23); WFU (18-12) An eight-run eighth-inning rally brought the tying run to the plate, but Upstate could get no closer even as it scored 14 runs. April 8 - Presbyterian 31 Spartanburg, S.C. PC 211 010 010 - 6-11-0 UPST 420 080 20x - 16-14-1 WP - Waters (1-0) LP - Hammond (0-3) Records: UPST (8-23); PC (5-24) Eric Guillen’s grand slam highlighted an eight-run fifth-inning as Upstate scored a season-high 16 runs to overwhelm the Blue Hose.

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April 11 - Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. UPST 200 000 310 - 6-7-3 KSU 100 300 24x - 10-9-2 WP - Faulk (4-2) LP - Myers (1-3) Records: UPST (8-24, 2-14); KSU (16-12, 9-3) Upstate battled back from three-runs down to tie the game at six in the eighth inning, but four runs in the bottom of the inning lifted the Owls to the win in the series opener. April 11 - Kennesaw State 33 Kennesaw, Ga. UPST 000 000 000 - 0-5-1 KSU 100 000 40x - 5-8-0 WP - Jenkins (4-1) LP - Stover (1-5) Records: UPST (8-25, 2-15); KSU (17-12, 10-3) Chad Jenkins pitched a complete-game five-hit shutout to help the Owls to the win, spoiling a fine starting debut from Barrett Stover, who threw 6.1 innings, allowing four hits. April 12 - Kennesaw State 34 Kennesaw, Ga. UPST 003 020 020 - 7-14-1 KSU 300 011 000 - 5-13-1 WP - Fallon (2-0) LP - Rodebaugh (1-1) Records: UPST (9-25, 3-15); KSU (17-12, 10-4) Phillip Morgan went 4-for-4 with two runs and the game-winning RBI in the eighth and Teddy Fallon pitched four innings of relief, allowing four hits to help Upstate to the win. April 15 - North Carolina A&T 35 Harley Park NCAT 000 000 100 - 1-4-1 UPST 000 110 01x - 3-7-1 WP - Moyer (2-4) LP - Oelker (0-6) Records: UPST (10-25); NCAT (8-26) Austin Moyer allowed two hits and an unearned run in seven sparkling innings to lead Upstate to the fourhit win over the Aggies, sweeping the season series.

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April 17 - ETSU Spartanburg, S.C. ETSU 010 120 000 - 4-8-0 UPST 000 010 010 - 2-8-1 WP - Byrne (4-2) LP - Branham (0-3) Records: UPST (10-26, 3-16); ETSU (16-19, 7-12) Chas Byrne pitched a complete game for the Bucs, striking out a career-high nine. Phillip Morgan led Upstate with two hits and Jimmy Tanner had a run and RBI. April 18 - ETSU 37 Spartanburg, S.C. ETSU 003 014 003 - 11-12-0 UPST 010 020 000 - 3-10-2 WP - Gonzaga (2-2) LP - Fern (1-5) Records: UPST (10-27, 3-17); ETSU (17-19, 8-12) The Bucs got two homers from Bo Reeder and had three multi-run leads to cruise to the win. Phillip Morgan went 3-for-4 to lead Upstate.

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April 18 - ETSU Spartanburg, S.C. ETSU 024 000 044 - 14-12-2 UPST 000 620 400 - 12-16-2 WP - Burton (1-0) LP - Oliver (0-5) S - Reeder (1) Records: UPST (10-28, 3-18); ETSU (18-19, 9-12) Ryan Wilkins led the comeback from a six-run deficit for Upstate to help take an 12-6 lead, but the Bucs scored eight in a row to win. April 21 - South Carolina 39 Spartanburg, S.C. USC 101 420 022 - 14-16-0 UPST 020 003 001 - 6-9-0 WP - Brown (3-0) LP - Moyer (2-5) Records: UPST (10-29); USC (27-14) Whit Merrifield had a grand slam and five RBI to lead the Gamecocks past Upstate in front of a school-record 1,022 fans at Harley Park. Jimmy Tanner had three hits for Upstate. April 22 - Charlotte 40 Spartanburg, S.C. CHAR 331 042 130 - 17-20-3 UPST 202 300 000 - 7-8-2 WP - Pilkington (3-0) LP - Waters (1-1) Records: UPST (10-30); CHAR (23-15) Phillip Morgan had two hits and a run and both Kyle Simpson and Eric Guillen scored twice, but Upstate fell victim to 10 unanswered Charlotte runs.

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April 24 - Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. UPST 000 010 023 - 6-9-1 FGCU 013 042 04x - 14-14-1 WP - Sale (6-3) LP - Fern (1-6) Records: UPST (10-31, 3-19); FGCU (23-16, 14-5) FGCU used 14 hits and 12 walks to cross the plate 14 runs and take the series opener. Austin Moyer hit his second homer of the year in a ninth-inning pinch-hit appearance. April 25 - Florida Gulf Coast 42 Fort Myers, Fla. UPST 001 010 010 - 3-8-0 FGCU 000 160 00x - 7-8-1 WP - Woodworth (3-1) LP - Branham (0-4) S - Crumbly (2) Records: UPST (10-32, 3-20); FGCU (24-16, 15-5) A six-run fifth-inning led FGCU past Upstate in the second game of the three-game A-Sun set.

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April 25 - Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. UPST 040 000 000 - 4-11-0 FGCU 130 300 01x - 8-13-2 WP - Erath (5-3) LP - Moyer (2-6) S - Shaw (4) Records: UPST (10-33, 3-21); FGCU (25-16, 16-5) Homers from Tim Roberson and Josh Upchurch helped ensure FGCU a sweep, spoiling Kyle Simpson’s three-hit game. May 5 - Wofford 44 Spartanburg, S.C. WOF 010 000 100 - 2-7-2 UPST 008 400 10x - 13-13-0 WP - Branham (1-4) LP - Rowland (1-2) Records: UPST (11-33); WOF (17-26) Matt Branham pitched eight innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven to pace Upstate past Wofford. Austin Moyer added a 2-for-2 game with two RBI, a double and a triple. May 6 - The Citadel 45 Charleston, S.C. UPST 140 010 000 - 6-15-0 CIT 001 110 000 - 3-12-0 WP - McCraney (3-1) LP - Reifsnider (1-2) S - Fallon (1) Records: UPST (12-33); CIT (28-19) Dennis McCraney allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and Teddy Fallon closed the door with his first save of the year in 3 1/3 innings. May 7 - Charleston Southern 46 Spartanburg, S.C. CSU 000 000 120 - 3-9-2 UPST 141 202 00x - 10-12-0 WP - Moyer (3-6) LP - Dolan (1-3) Records: UPST (13-33); CSU (15-32) Upstate jumped out to a 10-run lead by the sixth inning and Eric Guillen went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI. Austin Moyer allowed a run and five hits in seven innings. May 9 - North Florida 47 Spartanburg, S.C. UNF 017 200 407 - 21-20-2 UPST 200 401 324 - 16-22-2 WP - Frawley (7-2) LP - Fern (1-7) S - Ty Pryor (2) Records: UPST (13-34, 3-22); UNF (20-27, 13-12) Senior Phillip Morgan hit two homers and had four hits and four RBI to lead Upstate, but two seven-run innings lifted UNF to the win. May 9 - North Florida 48 Spartanburg, S.C. UNF 000 000 403 - 7-9-2 UPST 000 220 004 - 8-12-0 WP - Oliver (1-5) LP - Jones (2-2) Records: UPST (14-34, 4-22); UNF (20-28, 13-13) Upstate rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth to walk off the win, as senior Eric Guillen tied the game with two-out, two-RBI double and then scored the winning run. May 10 - North Florida 49 Spartanburg, S.C. UNF 023 000 001 - 6-10-2 UPST 000 000 011 - 2-6-3 WP - Kelly (1-3) LP - Branham (1-5) S - Ty Pryor (3) Records: UPST (14-35, 4-23); UNF (21-28, 14-13) Michael Kelly threw six shutout innings to lead the Ospreys. Phillip Morgan extended his hit streak to 20 games with a double in the eighth.

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May 12 - South Carolina Columbia, S.C. UPST 011 010 0 - 3-8-0 USC 204 000 x - 6-9-2 WP - Bangs (3-2) LP - Moyer (3-7) Records: UPST (14-36); USC (33-19) A four-run third inning that featured a three-run homer from Andrew Crisp lifted the Gamecocks. Jimmy Tanner went 3-for-3 with a run to lead Upstate.

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May 12 - South Carolina Columbia, S.C. UPST 002 000 0 - 2-8-1 USC 302 004 x - 9-10-2 WP - Westmoreland (4-2) LP - Myers (1-4) Records: UPST (14-37); USC (34-19) Eric Guillen had two hits and Phillip Morgan extended his hitting streak to 22 games, but four Gamecock doubles helped lift them to the doubleheader sweep.

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May 14 - Campbell Buies Creek, N.C. UPST 000 050 002 - 7-12-2 CAM 200 010 010 - 4-6-3 WP - Oliver (2-5) LP - Rydman (5-1) S - Waters (1) Records: UPST (15-37, 5-23); CAM (27-22, 7-17) The Spartans used a five-run fifth inning to rally behind Tyler Oliver, who pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his first career start in an A-Sun game. May 15 - Campbell 53 Buies Creek, N.C. UPST 211 001 000 - 5-11-1 CAM 010 010 010 - 3-7-1 WP - Branham (2-5) LP - Davis (6-2) S - Myers (2) Records: UPST (16-37, 6-23); CAM (27-23, 7-18) Matt Branham pitched seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out seven to become the school’s single-season strikeouts leader. May 15 - Campbell 54 Buies Creek, N.C. UPST 202 000 013 - 8-17-0 CAM 000 000 002 - 2-6-0 WP - McCraney (4-1) LP - Parker (2-1) Records: UPST (17-37, 7-23); CAM (27-24, 7-19) Dennis McCraney pitched his first career complete game in his last start, tossing a six-hitter and leading the Spartans to a sweep of Campbell. Ryan Wilkins and Jimmy Tanner added three hits each.

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2009 Season In Review 2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Standings

2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament

A-SUN Overall W-L W-L FGCU__________________________________23-7________________________36-18 Kennesaw State_ ________________________20-9________________________30-22 Jacksonville____________________________ 19-11_ ______________________37-22 Lipscomb_ ____________________________ 17-13_ ______________________24-32 Stetson_ ______________________________ 16-14_ ______________________27-30 Belmont_ _____________________________ 15-15_ ______________________29-29 UNF__________________________________ 15-15_ ______________________23-31 Mercer________________________________ 12-15_ ______________________23-23 ETSU_ ________________________________ 10-20_ ______________________25-28 Campbell_______________________________7-19________________________27-24 USC Upstate_ ___________________________7-23________________________17-37

DeLand, Fla. (Hosted by Stetson University) May 21 #4 Belmont 6, #5 Mercer 5 #6 ETSU 4, #3 Stetson 2 May 23 #2 Lipscomb 5, #6 ETSU 4 #1 Jacksonville 7, #4 Belmont 5 May 24 #1 Jacksonville 7, #2 Lipscomb 4

2009 All-Atlantic Sun Conference Team

NCAA Division I Tournament

First Team SP _________________________ Chris Sale, FGCU SP ______________Chad Jenkins, Kennesaw State SP ___________________ Rex Brothers, Lipscomb RP ______________ Kenny Faulk, Kennesaw State C __________________Jeremy Gillan, Jacksonville 1B ______________________ Paul Hoilman, ETSU 2B ______________ Chuck Opachich, Jacksonville 3B _____________________ Tim Roberson, FGCU SS ____________________ Casey Frawley, Stetson OF ___________________Ryan Hamme, Campbell OF _____________________Josh Upchurch, FGCU OF _____________________ Jeremy Cruz, Stetson DH _ ___________________ Zach Maxfield, FGCU

Second Team SP _________________ Matt Loosen, Jacksonville SP ___________ Kyle Heckathorn, Kennesaw State SP _______________________ John Frawley, UNF RP_ ______________ Chris Kamanski, Jacksonville C ______________ Jace Whitmer, Kennesaw State 1B _____________________ Derek Wiley, Belmont 2B ______________________Ellis Lowe, Campbell 3B _________________ Brandon McCall, Belmont SS ___________________ Stephen Wickens, FGCU OF _____________________ Dylan Craig, Belmont OF _______________________Troy Mendez, ETSU OF ________________________Preston Hale, UNF DH _ _______________ Aaron Crittenden, Stetson

Gainesville Regional May 29 No. 2 Miami 4, No. 3 Jacksonville 0 May 30 No. 3 Jacksonville 8, No. 4 Bethune-Cookman 7 (BCU eliminated) May 31 No. 2 Miami 9, No. 3 Jacksonville 4 (Jacksonville Eliminated)

Pitcher of the Year: Chad Jenkins, Kennesaw State Player of the Year: Jeremy Cruz, Stetson Freshman of the Year: Dylan Craig, Belmont Coach of the Year: Dave Tollet, FGCU

All-Freshman Team selection Austin Moyer

2009 Atlantic Sun Individual Leaders Offensive Leaders

Pitching Leaders

Batting Average ___________________Avg. 1. Ryan Hamme, CAM__________________ .438 2. Kevin Nelson, CAM_ ________________ .409 3. Ellis Lowe, CAM_ ___________________ .404 4. Jeremy Gillan, JU___________________ .400 5. Jeremy Cruz, STET__________________ .399

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Earned Run Average___________ERA Chad Jenkins, KSU_____________ 2.54 Chris Sale, FGCU_ _____________ 2.72 John Frawley, UNF_____________ 3.20 Rex Brothers, LIP_ _____________ 3.26 Kyle Heckathorn, KSU_ _________ 3.44

Home Runs_________________________ HR 1. Zach Maxfield, FGCU_________________ 20 2. Tim Roberson, FGCU_________________ 19 3. Jeremy Cruz, STET___________________ 18 4. Derek Wiley, BEL_ ___________________ 17 Paul Hoilman, ETSU__________________ 17

1. 2.

Wins _ ________________________ Chad Jenkins, KSU_______________ John Frawley, UNF_______________ Craig Crumbly, FGCU_____________ Kenny Faulk, KSU________________ Chris Sale, FGCU_ _______________ Josh Smith, LIP__________________

1. 2. 3. 4.

Strikeouts_____________________ SO Rex Brothers, LIP_ _____________ 132 Chris Sale, FGCU_ _____________ 104 Josh Smith, LIP________________ 101 Chad Jenkins, KSU______________ 98 Kyle Heckathorn, KSU_ __________ 98

1. 3. 4.

Saves_________________________ SV Chris Kaminski, JU_______________ 8 Jimmy Stanley, BEL_ _____________ 8 Kyle Tognazzini, LIP______________ 7 Derek Shaw, FGCU_______________ 6

RBI________________________________RBI 1. Jeremy Cruz, STET___________________ 80 2. Aaron Crittenden, STET_______________ 66 Zach Maxfield, FGCU_________________ 66 Paul Hoilman, ETSU__________________ 66 5. Tim Roberson, FGCU_________________ 65 Stolen Bases________________________ 1. Tyler Wilson, LIP_____________________ 2. Daniel Wagner, BEL__________________ Jacob Fabry, ETSU___________________ 4. Matt Keen, CAM_____________________ 5. Chuck Opachich, JU__________________

SB 25 24 24 22 19

W 8 7 7 7 7 7

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Upstate Baseball: Celebrating 25 Seasons

25 Seasons, 25 Moments The baseball program, in conjunction with the USC Upstate athletic media relations department, began the process of nominations for Upstate’s list: “25 Seasons, 25 Moments” in July before fans had a chance to vote from mid-August to mid-October and more than 300 fans cast their votes to get their favorite moments on the list. The ballot was split into five distinct eras to ensure solid representation from across all of the program’s 25-year history. Included in the following pages are the fan-voted moments that have defined USC Upstate baseball. Each of the 25 moments will be honored with a PA announcement during one of USC Upstate’s 29 home games at beautiful Harley Park. Below is the schedule for the commemorations: Date 2/20 2/24 2/27 2/28 3/3 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/12 3/13 3/16 3/24 3/30 4/2 4/3 4/6 4/13 4/16 4/17 5/12 5/14 5/15 5/18 5/19

Day Sat. Weds. Sat. Sun. Sun. Weds. Fri. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sat. Tues. Weds. Tues. Fri. Sat. Tues. Tues. Fri. Sat. Weds. Fri. Sat. Tues. Weds.

Opponent Appalachian State Georgia State Dayton NJIT Butler Gardner-Webb George Washington George Washington George Washington Florida Gulf Coast* Florida Gulf Coast (DH)* Charleston Southern Gardner-Webb UNC Asheville Jacksonville* Jacksonville (DH)* Charlotte College of Charleston Campbell* Campbell (DH)* The Citadel Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State (DH)* William & Mary William & Mary

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Honoree Harley Park Opens Daurity Earns ’90 Coach of Year Peach Belt Tournament win over AASU Moss’ Cycle Winning District Six Title Nowak’s Cycle Beating Tennessee in 2009 Nowak’s Hitting Streak First Game D-II Winning Streak Rifles beat Tennessee in 1987 Jason Westbrook Hawkins Strikes Out 15 Nowak Breaks Hits Mark Callahan Morden Five drafted in 1988 Beating the Spartanburg Phillies Fincher’s 250th Win Fincher Breaks Wins Mark Dickson’s Outburst Casey Rivers’ Journey Beating Wingate in 95 Fincher’s First Win 17-16 in First A-Sun Year in 2008 Nowak drafted

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Rifles Power Past Tennessee, 7-4 USCS posts school’s first win against an SEC school, as lefthander Chris Hawkins saves game with four innings of key relief, April 14, 1987. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant In late March, USC Spartanburg started to get hot, winning four of five games before a win over Elon started another winning streak. A win over Western Carolina was followed by six straght NAIA District Six wins. A win over UNC Asheville was followed by a 4-1 win over Wofford and two forfeit wins over Voorhees, as USCS entered its Spring Break with a 12-game winning streak, leading into a seven-day, seven-game road trip to Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina. The Rifles opened the trip with win No. 13, an 11-4 win over Tennessee Wesleyan, leading into a Tuesday afternoon game against the first Southeastern Conference opponent in school history at Tennessee. USCS entered Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, a 4,000-seat stadium that looked suspiciously like a minor league field, looking to upset the Volunteers. “I remember many of the players were in awe when we first entered the stadium and during batting practice,” Rick Given, who started at catcher during the game, said. “After batting practice, it felt like any other game.” The two teams stayed close in the early innings, with Tennessee crossing the plate first, but both teams had little margin for error in the pitcher’s duel. Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth, five Rifles crossed home plate to give USC Spartanburg a 5-1 advantage, a lead they did not relinquish. In the game with the Volunteers, the Rifles totaled 14 hits, with seven of those coming in the decisive sixth inning. In the bottom of that inning, starting pitcher Don Brock, who went on to be signed by San Francisco in 1988, was forced to exit as he was unable to continue after being hit by a line drive earlier in the game. Chris Hawkins, a starting pitcher that season, entered the game and secured the final 12 outs for USCS en route to the 7-4 victory. “I wasn’t even supposed to be coming in,” said Hawkins. “It was the year that I was a starter, but Coach Daurity really wanted to win the game. He knew it would do a lot for our program to beat an SEC school.” Tennessee cut the deficit to just one after six complete innings but never got any closer as the Rifles scored a single run in the seventh and eighth innings. Meanwhile, on the hill, Hawkins, who was signed by Houston at the end of the 1987 season, was in con-

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trol against the Vols, who featured a team that had six Major League Draft picks on it. He cruised, allowing just four hits and one walk, while he struck out four, including the last batter of the game. “I remember the last pitch and it was a fastball, called third strike,” Hawkins said. “I didn’t think the umpire was going to give me the call, but I got it and it was good.” Several Rifles had a quality day at the dish against the Volunteers. MLB draftees Rick Given and Leonard Thigpen combined for seven hits in 10 at-bats that day and totaled three RBI and two runs. Assisting with the Rifle charge were Chris Sturgill and Gary Delaney. Sturgill finished the game with a pair of hits, a run and a RBI. Meanwhile, Delaney had two hits complimented by two RBI and a run scored. “Don was very solid that day and the thing I remember was that Chris had such a live fastball,” Daurity said. “That thing was just booming out of his hand. We had a play at the plate because of his live fastball and the ball went by Rick Given. Chris covered and we got him.” The Rifles moved on from Tennessee to face Vanderbilt, another SEC school on Thursday, and with some help from a rain delay, the Commodores were able to end USCS’ 14-game winning streak, but 23 years later, the streak still stands as the second-longest in the school’s history. “The win over Tennessee was huge for us,” said Brock. “It was our spring trip in which we were scheduled to play Tennessee Wesleyan, Vanderbilt, UT, Western Kentucky and Belmont. We had beaten some really good teams at the time, but a win over them at their place was a great feeling.”

I remember many of the players were in awe when we first entered the stadium and during batting practice. After batting practice, it felt like any other game. We were on a 13-game winning streak entering that game and we weren’t planning on losing any time soon. - Rick Given ’88 The win over Tennessee was huge for us. It was our spring trip in which we were scheduled to play Tennessee Wesleyan, Vanderbilt, UT, Western Kentucky and Belmont. We had beaten some really good teams at the time, but a win over them at their place was a great feeling. I remember the game well for another reason. I took a line drive off my thigh in the second or third inning, which later began to bother me and was part of the reason I came out after five innings. Hawkins came in and did a great job, and the offense supplied plenty of support. - Don Brock ’88

I remember I wasn’t even supposed to be coming in. I was a starter at the time, but Coach Daurity really wanted to win the game. He knew it would do a lot for our program to beat an SEC school. Don (Brock) always threw a lot of pitches. He was in a lot of full counts, 2-2s and he threw a lot of pitches, just leaving too many over the plate. Coach Daurity told me to go warm up and I jumped out there. It was fun. Kenny Dickson would motivate me in different ways than normal and he got in my face and told me what the game was about and what it was for and he motivated me to go. I remember playing on that nice, big beautiful field that I hadn’t gotten to play in here or anywhere else for that matter. It was just a nice environment. The good thing about that team was that we always played up if our competition was better. I remember the last pitch and it was a fastball, called third strike. I didn’t think the umpire was going to give me the call, but I got it and it was good. - Chris Hawkins ’87 Don was very solid that day and the thing I remember was that Chris had such a live fastball. That thing was just booming out of his hand. We had a play at the plate because of his live fastball and the ball went by Rick Given. Chris covered and we got him. That was a great trip. We also played at Vanderbilt. Tony McKinney was on a pitch count and then it started raining and we took him out, but we had them on the run. It got so sloppy, but they had their hands full that day. - John Daurity

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1986-1989

Five Rifles Chosen In The 1988 MLB Draft Don Brock, Rick Given, Ken Penland, Lindsay Robinson and Leonard Thigpen and undrafted free agent Tony McKinney all go on to play in the minor leagues, as 10 players in the first three years of the program play pro ball. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director How talented was USC Spartanburg under Coach John Daurity? Well, consider this, even after losing seven starters from the 1987 team, five players were selected in the 1988 MLB draft, led by Rick Given (Houston, 20th round). Lindsay Robinson (Texas, 32nd round), Don Brock (San Francisco, 35th round), Ken Penland (Texas, 40th round) and Leonard Thigpen (New York, 69th round) were also selected in the June draft. To add to the impressive numbers, Tony McKinney also signed a contract with Pittsburgh, although he went undrafted.

The thing I remember most about the season was the enormous amount of talent that Coach Daurity had been able to assemble. An incredible thing about the ’88 team was that we only returned two full-time starting position players from ’87 (Rick Given and Chris Sturgill). Somehow, Coach Daurity was able to replace them, and put together one of, if not the most prolific offenses in school history. When you were surrounded with such talent and coach-

What They Have To Say... ing, it wasn’t hard to get a look from a scout. I was fortunate enough to be drafted along with these guys and have the opportunity of a professional career, which I had dreamed about since I was a kid. - Don Brock ’88 That was probably the closest I came, with that team, to winning a championship. Lindsay and Leonard were my roommates and Rick was my catcher and Don was in the rotation with me. Tony McKinney was in the rotation, too, and he was signed as well. So it was pretty cool for us. John Daurity was one of the most influential people in my life outside my family. I went to Butte, Montana and the wind chill was in the 20s with just my USCS jacket. I ran into Don in the minors. Lindsay and I both played in the Texas organization, but he went down to Florida and I was up in Montana. - Ken Penland ’88

I think starting out the season with 17 straight wins got the attention of a lot of scouts. There should have been six players drafted. I never understood why Tony McKinney was not drafted. He was an unbelievable pitcher. He later signed with the Pirates. In 1987, I had gotten some attention from the Braves and was told I would be drafted. It did not happen and I later was told that I was too short. Since I couldn’t get any taller, I decided I would hit the weight room and try to get stronger. After hitting eight home runs in the first eight games in 1988, I started getting a lot of attention. Not bad for a defensive catcher. I spoke with five different organizations during that season and was pretty confident that one of those teams would give me an opportunity. It was great having all of those other players sign pro contracts. I remember Lindsey Robinson giving me a ride back to school after Rookie Ball in Florida and Tony McKinney giving me a ride to Spring Training. - Rick Given ’88

Hawkins Strikes Out Record 15 Against Wingate Left-hander Chris Hawkins punches out a school-record 15 against the Bulldogs, leading USC Spartanburg to a 12-7 win, March 28, 1986. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant On March 28, 1986, Chris Hawkins did something that no player in school history had accomplished. Hawkins struck out a school-record 15 batters in a USC Spartanburg victory over Wingate. His record still stands to this day. In his school record performance against Wingate, Hawkins went the distance, throwing all nine innings. Hawkins was able to throw more comfortably due to the fact that his teammates posted 12 runs on 16 hits in the contest. “If it didn’t go by them, they hit it real hard that day, but the team I had behind me made it real easy because you always knew that they would catch any ball they could,” said Hawkins. “Chris got better as he would pitch,” said former Head Coach John Daurity. “Being around the guys he played with in JuCo, I think it drove him. They just always had the knack of bringing out the best in each other.”

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Wingate got off to a quick start as they posted two runs in the bottom of the first inning. After USCS took a 4-2 advantage in the top of the third, Wingate answered with a single run in the third followed by a four-run fourth. After taking that 7-4 lead, Wingate never scored again as Hawkins held the Bulldogs scoreless over the final five innings. USCS went on to a 12-7 win with the help of Hawkins’ performance as well as the eight runs they scored between the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. “I remember how I felt when I went out there each inning,” added Hawkins. “Even on 0-2 counts, I wouldn’t waste pitches. It was just one of those feelings where you could go at them. When the curveball is working really well, and you throw it at any time, it really helps. I remember the last pitch was a breaking ball.” Hawkins, who has gone on to win more than 500 games in 15 years as USC Upstate’s head softball coach, was inducted into the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame for his exploits on the baseball diamond in 2003.

What They Have To Say... If it didn’t go by them, they hit it real hard that day, but the team I had behind me made it real easy because you always knew that they would catch any ball they could. They didn’t really make many mistakes so that kind of helped. I don’t know if the mound was higher or the wind was blowing at my back, but it was definitely one of those days where you’re in the zone and everything is easy. I also had days where I wasn’t able to do anything right, so I was fortunate to be able to play in that one where everything was going well. I can remember a little bit about a lot of things. I remember how I felt when I went out there each inning. Even on 0-2 counts, I wouldn’t waste pitches. It was just one of those feelings where you could go at them. When the curveball is working really well, and you can throw it at any time, it really helps. I remember the last pitch was on a breaking ball. - Chris Hawkins ’87 Chris got better as he would pitch. Being around the guys he played with in junior college, I think it drove him. They just always had the knack of bringing out the best in each other. - John Daurity


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Dickson’s Outburst Kenny Dickson hits five homers and goes 13-for-15 (.867) What They Have To Say... during one of the most impressive offensive stretches in school That entire week stands out as remarkable to me. Playing the competition we played and history, March 28-31, 1986. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant It took a while for Kenny Dickson to get going, but when when he did finally take off, he paced USC Spartanburg through its first two years of collegiate play. It all started with a three-game stretch from Mar. 28-31, 1986 when Dickson recorded 13 hits in 15 at-bats for a three-game average of .867. Actually forced by Coach John Daurity to bat lefthanded due to a prolonged slump, some left-handed pitching on the docket finally got Dickson back to his natural right side of the plate and the rest is history. During his three-game tear, he recorded seven extra base hits while tallying 15 RBI and scoring seven runs. Dickson started with a 4-for-5 performance, with six RBI and two runs against Wingate. Two of his four hits in the game were home runs, leading the Rifles to the 12-7 win. Against Coastal Carolina the next day, Dickson again went 4-for-5 at the dish, with two RBI and one run. This time two of his hits were doubles, as USCS earned the 8-6 victory against one of the best programs in South Carolina. In the final game of his

three game explosion, Dickson went a perfect 5-for5. Three of those hits were home runs, giving him his second multi-homer game in four days. In the 14-11 win over nationally-ranked Elon, he drove in seven runs while crossing the plate four times. “For the three-game stretch, I would have to say that was a result of such a poor start for me,” said Dickson. “I had struggled tremendously and it had gotten to the point where Coach Daurity was so frustrated that he made me turn around and hit from the left side. After a few games, he allowed me to turn back around and that’s when things began to click.”

I told him to hit left-handed and he hit pretty well in a game or two. When he went on that tear, he saw some left-handed pitching. With that positive and negative learning experience, I just tried to get him to relax. He had lost his confidence and he just turned around and said I know I can do this. That thing probably looked as big as a beach ball. He hit the greatest home run I have ever seen when Kenny almost hit that great oak tree in left field at Gardner-Webb. It was just one of those towering long homers. - John Daurity

doing as well as we did, in my opinion, solidified that we could compete with anyone. That team was really amazing! We had a lot of fun and no matter what the odds were, we had a group of guys that in most cases, someone would come through. When I look back, I took for granted the talent and quality of people that I was surrounded with. As for the three-game stretch, I would have to say that was a result of such a poor start for me. I had struggled tremendously and it had gotten to the point where Coach Daurity was so frustrated that he made me turn around and hit from the left side. It started out as an experiment during batting practice, and extra BP, and more extra BP, but developed into me hitting left-handed during games. After a few games, he allowed me to turn back around and that’s when things began to click. From going to Coastal and beating what was an established team with a load of talent to beating Elon, which was ranked nationally, it was a thrill. - Kenny Dickson ’90

USCS Downs Lenoir-Rhyne In School’s First Game Joel Goff pitches six innings and Bryan Durham goes 3-for-4 with a double to lead USCS to an 8-3 win in the program’s debut, March 2, 1986. I just remember it was a pretty cold day, the first By Joe Guistina What They Have To Say... USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director

Twenty-four years later, everyone involved in USC Spartanburg’s first baseball game remembers something a little bit different. Starting pitcher Joel Goff just remembers that it was cold, a day when the mean temperature was just 36 degrees. Steve Hanvey, the man who scored the first run in USCS history, remembers picking up the rocks in Rifle Field to make the field playable. Chris Sturgill, a sophomore in 1986, just remembers how happy he was to be playing that day in right field. John Daurity, the coach of the first Rifle nine, remembers the work it took to fill out that first 26-man roster. As for the game itself, USC Spartanburg scored a run in each of the first four innings and Joel Goff pitched brilliantly, so by the time USCS scored four runs in the fifth to take an 8-2 lead, the Rifles were in full control. Goff threw six innings, allowing six hits and three runs, a walk while striking out five. Steve Bird closed out the game by striking out two in a scoreless inning. Offensively, the Rifles pounded out 12 hits, led by a 3-for-4 game from Bryan Durham and two hits each from Charlie Mobley, Sturgill and Gary Delaney. All four players each added a double in the game and Delaney posted three RBI.

It was a great experience. I had a lot of help. Gene DiFillipio was the AD. If there was a way to get something done, he would do it. He was so infectious, with every kid we signed, Gene was in the middle of it. Gene went with me down to Atlanta and we had an 8 a.m. breakfast at Ken Penland’s house. Every guy that came in, he shook hands with and told them it was going to be a great accomplishment. To look at the guys we had, 10 signed professionally. There was some great talent and they were great people. - John Daurity The things that stand out, I remember a lot of time being spent picking up rocks to make Rifle Field come together before that first game. Having that buy-in, though, helped us say we truly did help make the field. We had a great group of guys and the excitement (before the game) was good. To score that first run in the first inning, it was great to see the guys cheering. It was definitely exciting to do that and to have that little part in history. - Steve Hanvey ’87

game of the year. I considered it an honor to pitch the first game and throw out the first pitch. I remember it was a strike. For a team that just kind of got put together, we had a lot of good ball players. Steve Bird, Chris Hawkins, Kenny Dickson playing third base, and during that year, Doug Keelan had one of the best averages in college baseball. It was kind of unique for just a bunch of guys from different places. For Coach Daurity to put a group together like that, it was a pretty good feat. - Joel Goff ’86 I was fighting for a position. I had been an infielder. As it turned out, a few weeks before the first game, I found I could play right field and I was the only one who could handle the sun. It was a whole new experience for me. It was special for me because I was playing. I was so geeked to just be running out there with the first nine. I was pretty close to getting one of the first hits, not the first one, but I did get a hit my first time up. We played pretty well, too. We knew we had a lot of talent, we just weren’t sure how it matched up with other college teams. - Chris Sturgill ’88

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1990-94

Rifles Win Duncan Park Classic, Then Down Phillies After having to win three games in as many days to earn the right, USCS takes down the Class A Spartanburg Phillies, 5-3, in an exhibition game, April 3, 1990. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Tommy Hodge was the kind of player that could take over a game, which is why even though he wasn’t in the starting lineup on April 3, 1990, it wasn’t really surprising that it was his eighth-inning two-run pinch-hit triple that lifted USC Spartanburg to one of its most memorable wins in school history, a 5-3 win over the South Atlantic League’s Phillies. It wrapped up a wild weekend for the Rifles, one that included three crazy games in the Duncan Park Classic against the school’s biggest rivals, one that saw its best hitter go down to an injury and one that saw its best pitcher save the day again and again. On March 31, it seemed Todd Ellison could do no wrong. He blasted a pair of homers and drove in five, leading the Rifles to an 11-8 win over Erskine, but, near the end of the game, he pulled his hamstring running out a single and was lost for the rest of the tournament. Meanwhile, USCS, which had an 8-2 lead over the Flying Fleet after two and a half innings, saw that lead shrink to 9-8 in the sixth inning of the seven-inning affair before calling on the team’s closer, Chris Fowler. Fowler, a submarining right-hander shut the door on the Fleet, allowing two walks, but no hits and no runs to earn the save. Later that evening, the Rifles were once again locked in a tense and terse affair with Wofford. After the Rifles opened up a 5-0 lead by the seventh inning, the Terriers stormed back, scoring four in the bottom of the inning before USCS coach John Daurity called Fowler back into the game. However, Fowler gave up the tying run, sending the game into extra innings. In the eighth inning, though, the Rifles scored a run on three walks and a groundout. This time, Fowler kept the Terriers silent in the bottom of the inning, giving USCS a 6-5 win. The Rifle win set up a showdown with Limestone, coached by Baseball Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, on Sunday night for the championship of the classic and the right to play the Phillies on Tuesday. The two teams locked into a classic from the start, with USCS taking a 3-0 lead in the first before Limestone took the lead with two runs each in the third and fourth innings. Tensions rose between the two teams until a bench-clearing brawl occurred. After the fight, Chris Fowler was called on for the third time in two days to shut down the Saints. He tossed scoreless innings in the seventh and eighth, but after USCS scored a run in the ninth inning on an error, Limestone tied it in the bottom of the inning on a two-out hit. Finally, a four-run 11th, led by a three-run homer from Jeff Lipscomb and a solo shot from Rodney

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Satterfield helped seal the win and Fowler wrapped up the tournament by earning his second win in two days. In all, he had pitched 8 2/3 innings of relief, striking out six, earning two wins and a save. “I don’t think I had any cartilage left after all I pitched,” Fowler said. “That’s when we really hit our stride, in that tournament. We were a good team, but we didn’t know how good we were.” Even though Fowler’s work was done, the Rifles still had one more game in their sights, the one on Tuesday night against Spartanburg’s professional nine. While it was just an exhibition game, the Rifles were ready to go. From the start when Jeff Lipscomb reached on an error to leadoff, the Rifles were ready to fight. With two outs in the inning, Steve Barr lifted a bases-loaded single to center field to score two runs. Steve Thompson, the Rifle starter, cruised for two innings, but the Phillies came back to tie the game with two hits and two runs in the third. USCS got the lead back in the fourth, thanks again to Steve Barr, who led off with a single. Danny Taylor followed with a single and Greg Houston added another before Clay Carter walked to score Barr. In the bottom of the sixth, the Phillies took the lead again, as Tim Churchill doubled to lead off and Dan Welch drove him in with a two-out single, tying the game at three. USCS, again, though, fought back, as Danny Taylor reached on an error with one out. Houston followed with his second hit of the night and then, Tom Hodge, entering the game as a pinch-hitter, drove a triple to right field, scoring both Taylor and Houston. “I was out the first part of the year with mono and I just got back for that tournament so that was the first time I got to play,” Houston said. “I was just pretty excited to be there. It was just exciting to beat the professional players.” Hodge’s triple busted him out of a slump that saw him strike out five times and get just one hit in his first nine at bats of the classic. With the 5-3 lead, USCS had to turn to a pair of seldom used relievers with Fowler unavailable after his extensive work during the tournament. Robbie Gwinn, who threw just 6 1/3 innings all year, tossed a scoreless eighth and Matt Price, who threw 12 innings all season, saved the game, getting Churchill to pop up to shortstop with runners on first and second. “That whole tournament, we had fun playing,” Barr said. “It was exciting playing the Phillies because those guys were pros. Beating them in what we considered ‘our home park’ was good, too. We played a lot of games there and we thought it was ours, too.”

It was a great experience. Steve Barr got a couple hits. He was an Anderson College guy and he had some talent. Steve Thompson, who wanted to be an engineer, he started that night. He transferred out at the end of the year, but we had some great players. Different club, but we had a great corps of athletes. They had a way of bringing the best out of each other. - John Daurity I was out the first part of the year with mono and I just got back for that tournament so that was the first time I got to play. I was just pretty excited to be there. Things went from there and we got on a roll and of course, we ended up winning districts. It was just exciting to beat the professional players. - Greg Houston ’91 That whole tournament, we had fun playing. We had a pretty good team when I was there. It was exciting playing the Phillies because those guys were pros. Beating them in what we considered ‘our home park’ was good, too. We played a lot of games there and we thought it was ours, too. - Steve Barr ’91 That was one of the highlights of our year getting to play at Duncan Park. Back then, we still played at old Rifle Field. I don’t think I had any cartilage left after all I pitched. That’s when we really hit our stride, in that tournament. We were a good team, but we didn’t know how good we were. The thing I remember most is pitching a lot. I remember the game against Limestone was one of the most infamous in the school’s history because of the fight. It was a back and forth game. After all that happened, I pitched five innings. I think for that team, it was important that we won the fight and the tournament. To play the Phillies very well, too, was also pretty special. They are one of my favorite teams I ever played on. I know I needed several days off after the tournament. - Chris Fowler ’92


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The Rifles Take The District Six Crown In a winner-takes-all final, USCS pounds Francis Marion, 18-9, as both Jeff Lipscomb and Tommy Hodge score four runs in the game, May 7, 1990. By Joe Guistina that year, so to come back that next year and What They Have To Say... USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director win the district was sweet. We all felt like we USC Spartanburg stormed into the finals of the 1990 NAIA District Six playoffs, opening the tournament with a 15-5 upset win over fourth-ranked USC Aiken behind the strong pitching of Jeff Brooks before Steve Thompson threw eight innings of one-hit ball to lead USCS to an 8-2 win over Francis Marion. In the first game of the finals, though, the Patriots jumped out to a 7-1 lead and held on for a 9-6 win. In the second game of the finals, a winner-takesthe-title affair, Tommy Hodge scored four runs, hit a homer and drove in three and Jeff Lipscomb also scored four runs, leading USCS to an 18-9 win. Dean Spencer pitched eight innings to secure the win.

We came back on that Sunday, and that last game, those guys were not going to get beat. Whatever it took, there were a bunch of runs scored. It was all hands on-deck. It was a fun experience. Great individuals doing some great things. - John Daurity We set a goal. I’ll never forget the meeting we had the night before. Todd Ellison, myself and Chris Cranford talked in front of the players. We went into that tournament with so much confidence. We had a great year and then we won

that thing. It was unbelievable, one of those things where we got hot at the right time. We believed in each other and we had a great time playing the game.

were winners to come back. We didn’t have as much pure talent as the ’86, ’87 teams, but we had some grittiness. - Jeff Brooks ’92

I remember not starting the final game. We batted around and the kid who was playing in front of me was in because he was left-handed. We batted around in the first and by the second inning, Coach Daurity put me back in. Tommy Hodge was on fire the whole tournament. The excitement we had when it was over just to have a chance to keep playing. For a lot of us, we knew it was our last chance to play baseball and to win and have another day on the field, that was awesome. - Jeff Lipscomb ’90

I remember that was the culmination for us. We went into that tournament thinking we could win it. We beat Aiken, our long time nemesis in the first game. Tommy Hodge hit a homer in that game. Going into the final, I pitched with a large lead, which is always dangerous for a closer. I was as nervous going into that game as anything. I would’ve rather it been a tie game or us with a one-run lead. Francis Marion had some good players and I remember we had a game plan for one player and with our pitching coach, Oliver Whittaker’s help, we got that guy out thanks to his plan. We wanted to get out of there and once that final out was made, it was a great feeling. The year before that we had one of the worst teams in USCS history and to come out the next year and win the league, it was a good time. We felt like we could beat anybody and if you look at the stats, we could if we had the last at bat. It was really up to our pitchers how good we could be because we could score. That was a special time. - Chris Fowler ’92

In the first game, USC Aiken’s pitcher had probably 14 scouts out there watching. I figured I had a shot to impress the scouts in the bottom of the inning, but I came out and none of the scouts were in the stands. Then they all come back and had hot dogs in their hands, but I guess I got the last laugh, because we ended up winning that game. My freshman year was a tough year. A lot of the guys struggled through

Daurity Earns Third District Six Coach of the Year Nod Along with Daurity’s second Coach of the Year award at USCS, Todd Ellson, Clay Overcash, Jeff Lipscomb and Chris Fowler earn All-District Six honors, May 3, 1990. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director

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After a 14-24 season, the worst in school history to that point, head coach John Daurity refocused his troops in 1990, leading the squad to a fourth-place finish in the NAIA District Six. That was enough for him to win his third District Six Coach of the Year award, joining his awards won in 1982 (at Wofford) and in 1987 (at USCS) while a school-record four players earned all-district honors in first baseman Todd Ellison, catcher Clay Overcash, outfielder Jeff Lipscomb and pitcher Chris Fowler.

From the standpoint of the team, we all just meshed together. I hit in a good lineup. Jeff Lipscomb and Todd Ellison protected me. Guys would come at me and I was able to hit it well that year. I’m thankful for that. Chris Fowler would come in and he closed out games. We had a good working relationship as a battery. We truly were a team. We all got along off the field. We just had a good time. That goes as a reflection of Coach Daurity. He’s a good teacher of the game. We benefitted from his knowledge of the game. - Clay Overcash ’92

They were all gritty, hard-nosed players. That was a fun group of guys to be around. Jeff Brooks was a crafty left-hander. Danny Taylor called me about Chris Fowler, one of those athletes from a small school that played basketball. I went over and watched him play Legion. Chris comes to us in the fall and he is not very good. He pitched against Anderson, and he got one guy of 11 out. He just struggled. We didn’t try to change him in the fall. He had such a long, loose, easy-flowing body that I thought he could throw underneath. He sure did figure it out. The kids called him ‘Zero’ because if he came in with a lead, he never gave anything up. His movement was so amazing. - John Daurity

We played really well together. We didn’t have any superstars on the pitching staff. Everybody really truly enjoyed playing together. I think that was the biggest difference. Coach Daurity was such a good guy, we all wanted to do it for him. That year, if you saw one of us anywhere, you saw all of us. Everybody got on pretty well and that was special. - Todd Ellison ’90 I was a walk-on and Coach Daurity gave me every chance possible to succeed. I appreciate that so much because he looked at everyone

the same. He was going to put in who he thought was going to play the best. His work habits, there was so much detail to his practice. The hard work he demanded has carried over through the years in me. - Jeff Lipscomb ’90 They all worked hard to get to that point. We had some unheralded recruits, guys like Lipscomb. As a senior, he was Mr. Clutch. Jeff was a baseball player. Todd simply is a Hall of Famer. He is the best college hitter I have ever seen at any level. Guys on the other team did not want to face him. If you had to face him, he was going to hurt you. Clay was one of those guys you wanted on your team, but hated if he was the other team. He had a tough job. We ran a lot of guys on the hill and he, being the All-District selection, proved his worth with that staff. Coach D was one of those guys that is like a second father. That’s how he coached. He had a lot of psychological warfare going on. He could build you down and bring you up without ever raising his voice. He could break down fundamentals and you wouldn’t have an idea what he was doing, then a year later, you’d look back and say that’s why we did that. We lost several people in 1989 and he made some changes, but he brought in some guys that could play baseball. - Chris Fowler ’92 44


1990-94

Welcome to D-II USC Spartanburg posts 13 wins to enter Division II, scoring 10 or more runs in seven of those wins, Feb. 27-March 18, 1991. By Joe Guistina we believed that - especially with the offensive What They Have To Say... USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director team we had. The transition to D-II made it difAs USC Spartanburg made the move from the NAIA into the NCAA in the 1990-91 school year, the Rifles’ baseball team met the challenge head on, winning the first 13 games of the season under Coach John Daurity. The Rifles were paced by an offense that averaged 11.2 runs per game. Five regular starters hit better than .400 during that opening stretch, led by a stupendous Steve Barr, who hit .500 with 23 runs and 11 RBI. Stanley Jones hit .479 with 27 RBI and Tommy Hodge added a .458 average, seven homers and 21 RBI. David Lanzetti (.405) and Eric Prince (.404) also hit better than .400 during the stretch. On the mound, Jeff Brooks was nearly unhittable, going 4-0 with two complete games and a 1.16 ERA. Shane Johnson was 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA and Pete Agostinelli, who earned all-region honors at the end of the year, also went 2-0. The streak included wins over Southern Wesleyan, Newberry twice, S.C. State, Columbus State, Georgia College & State University, High Point twice, Wingate, Francis Marion, Belmont Abbey twice and Tusculum.

We always started well. Steve Barr had a great body and a better head. He worked like gangbusters. He got his swing grooved. We had some guys who could really stroke the baseball. regardless of what the score was. Greg Houston played short and he was a can-do guy. It wasn’t real complicated. They just went out there and got it done. Tim Wallace (head coach at SMC) came out to a practice at Duncan Park and he brought us some equipment and he told me ‘I wasn’t going to stay to watch batting practice, but when you started, it was hypnotic. I could not get up.’ Every guy just ripped that thing so pronounced. That’s how fun it was to watch to those guys take BP. For somebody who has not played, they don’t know the time that is put in. To be able to consistently bang-bang, that was a great testament to the work ethics they had. - John Daurity

That was a great year indeed. I often think back to the “streak” and how much fun it was to see our name on the local TV station (WSPA) and just the buzz around campus. We had fun when we showed up at the field. One thing about Coach Daurity’s teams was that we played with a lot of energy and had fun! He always said we were never out of game until the last out and

ficult to make it to post-season since we weren’t in a conference. I will always be grateful to our school and Coach D for giving me a chance to play collegiately. - Eric Prince ’91

I remember the start of going to Division II was a challenge. We had a lot of the same guys from the year before and we just decided that we wanted to make a statement. - Jeff Brooks ’92 It was a pretty exciting time. We wanted to prove we belonged. We had a pretty good run. I think that 1991 team was better overall than the one the year before. It was pretty exciting to play in those games. We killed people. If I can remember correctly, we played Newberry at Duncan Park. It was a big thing because Tim Medlin was the coach. He was a pitcher’s coach at Anderson Junior College when I played for him. I led off the game with a homer, then Tom Hodge hit one and Stanley Jones hit one. Mark Faile followed with a long foul ball down the right field line, then he walked. To jump out to a 4-0 lead like that, that was memorable. - Steve Barr ’91

The Peach Belt Tournament Upstarts Playing against an Armstrong Atlantic State team that had held the No. 1 national ranking during the year, USCS sweeps the Pirates out of the Peach Belt quarterfinals, April 18, 1993. By Joe Guistina still wanted the ball. We knew we had the same What They Have To Say... USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director amount of talent that they had and that day it If ever there were a movie-script perfect moment for USC Upstate baseball, it came in 1993 when the Rifles finished the regular season in last place, fell down in a best of three Peach Belt Tournament quarterfinal series and then, on the arms of Shane Johnson and Jerry West, they beat an Armstrong Atlantic State team that many thought was the best team in Division II in consecutive games, 6-5 and 5-3, to move on to the Peach Belt’s final four-team tournament.

We didn’t have a prayer in the first game because they threw an All-American. I saved my two best guys for the second day. We ran Shane (Johnson) out there in the first game on Sunday. He could compete and had a great hammer. I knew the Armstrong Atlantic coach Joe Roberts and he had made some statements earlier that year that he was scared to death of Shane. In the second game, Jerry West, who had a tremendous breaking ball, and when he had that breaking ball going, he was pretty dog gone good, too. They gave us a tremendous opportunity to stay in the game and win the thing. - Bubba Dorman

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I was scheduled to start the first game on Saturday and I remember Coach Dorman calling me and Greg Ort into his room and changing it. I thought it was going to be the last game I’d ever pitch. I didn’t see us sweeping AASU that day. One thing about Coach Dorman and Daurity, if you got late in the game, if you walked the leadoff guy you were gone. We were leading 6-2 in the ninth and I walked the leadoff guy. I guess I started my sales career that day because I wasn’t leaving. He left me in initially, but we were pretty fortunate to sneak out with the win. Ben closed the door on them. Jerry West threw a gem the next game. The thing I remember the most is the pile-up on the mound on their home field at the end. - Shane Johnson ’93

showed up. We got a lot of key hits. We turned double plays. That was the best Shane and Jerry had thrown all year. It was great to catch both games. I was pumped. It was one of those memorable things. Jerry, Shane and I were all tight. It was the highlight of my career playing at USCS. - Ben Wages ’94

That morning we had a team meeting and all of us came together. After we won the first game, we knew we had it. Shane threw lights out in the first game. He threw great. In the ninth, Bubba Dorman took me out behind the plate and he put me on the mound. I struck out the last guy and we erupted. Jerry just shut them down after the first inning. We had several meetings on the mound in the sixth or seventh but he said he

I think they had been ranked No. 1 for about half the year. They had a couple D-II All-Americans. That game was probably the best I felt all year. When we got the last out, it was one of those deals where they piled on me like we’d won the World Series. That was pretty special, especially for a club that hadn’t been very good all year. The thing that made it even more fun was that Armstong was in shock. - Jerry West ’93

The big thing for us, we were the last seed in the tournament and Armstrong was loaded. We were supposed to go down and lose two and out. We went down and played over our heads. Some guys got some big hits. I got a double to put us ahead in the first game. It was one of those thrilling games. It was pretty exciting. - Brian Simpson ’94


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The Fincher Era Begins Upstate’s longest-tenured baseball coach earns his first win at the school thanks to a nailbiting 2-1 win over USC Aiken, Feb. 14, 1998. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Fincher likes to tell the story of what his mother used to tell him after he’d tell her his teams had won their first game of the season. In his big Georgia drawl and gregarious laugh, he says, “She’d always say, ‘Well, at least you won one!’” In 1998, the 37-year-old was in his second season as a head coach and his first at USC Spartanburg. Going into the season, it was clear that USCS was not the most talented in the Peach Belt Conference, one of, if not the best, Division II baseball leagues in the country. But Fincher, who cut his teeth as an assistant coach for five seasons at Peach Belt rival Georgia College & State University and three at the Southeastern Conference’s University of Georgia, settled in well at the school and with his team. He focused on teaching, making the team better every day. “It was still early in the season and we knew we were in a season that was going to have more downs than ups,” Fincher said. The team lost its first three games of the 1998 season, including a 15-5 loss to USC Aiken in the first game of a doubleheader on Feb. 14. With just about 30 minutes to regroup and refocus, the Rifles set out to upset one of the most storied programs in the nation in USC Aiken. The Rifles turned to Chuck Tauchman, a 5-9 lefthander from Inman, S.C., to pitch the seven-inning game. Tauchman was a tough competitor who had earned every inning he had pitched at USCS. A senior in 1998, Tauchman had worked his way from a reliever during his first season at USCS as a sophomore and into the weekend rotation by the next season. At the end of his junior year, Tauchman was forced to get knee surgery and as he started his rehab in the USC Spartanburg Athletic Training offices, he also had a chance to meet his new coach, Matt Fincher, who was hired in June. “I met Coach Fincher in the offseason when I was doing rehab from my knee surgery,” Tauchman said. “I always thought fondly of Coach Fincher. He’s a great coach and I wish I had played for him for more than one year. “ As a senior, he had worked his way back from the injury to start on opening day, but the Rifles were outmanned by a Gardner-Webb team and fell, 13-5, on Feb. 10. Now just four days later, he was getting the ball again. This time, though, the Rifles gave Tauchman a lead before he ever made it to the mound, as Jason Keen-

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an walked with one out and Barry Taylor and Jason Cole each delivered singles to give USCS a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Tauchman settled in and delivered three straight frames of zeroes until the Pacers finally struck in the fourth inning as a triple by Brad Bryan helped him come around to score. The Rifles weren’t about to let this game get away though, as a double by Marc Magnone set up a single by Ryan Maguire that moved Magnone to third where Andre Rice drove him in, giving USCS the lead back, in the bottom of the fourth inning. Now in the later innings, the game fell on Tauchman’s shoulders and he moved along, mixing in four walks with only three other hits. The Pacers, kept offguard by his array of offspeed pitches, popped up nine times. “I remember, specifically, that we won that game because Chuck Tauchman pitched so well,” Fincher said. “He held them down, he changed speeds and they didn’t hit him. It was a tight game the whole way through and we won because of Chuck.” But sometime late in the game, Fincher didn’t like what he was seeing from Tauchman on the mound, even as he cruised along. Fincher called timeout and sent his pitching coach, David Dart, to the mound to talk to the senior. “I was doing pretty well and moving along,” Tauchman said. “Then David Dart comes out to the mound, and I said, ‘What are you coming out here for?’ He said, ‘Coach Fincher told me to come out and say hi. Didn’t look you were having much fun. ‘ I just thought that was an interesting thing to do to keep me loose.” The strategy worked for Fincher, as Tauchman finished what he started in the 2-1 win, stranding five Pacers on the basepaths in the complete-game fourhitter. Both Taylor and Magnone paced the USCS offense in the win with two hits on the day. “It was a relief to get the first one,” Fincher said. “I remember the guys being real happy about it, so that was kind of a neat day.” With the win at USC Aiken, the Fincher era was off and running. Although that 1998 squad won just 12 more games, Fincher went on to establish USC Spartanburg and then USC Upstate as a contender in the Peach Belt Conference by the end of the Division II era. He helped the team win 30 games three times in his first 12 years at the school. And now, as he begins his 13th year at the school, he’ll once again be relieved to get that first game won.

I remember that we didn’t get off to the best of starts. We had been playing for a week and had not won a game. I remember, specifically, that we won that game because Chuck Tauchman pitched so well. He held them down, he changed speeds and they didn’t hit him. It was a tight game the whole way through and we won because of Chuck. It was still early in the season and we knew we were in a season that was going to have more downs than ups. It was a relief to get the first one. I remember the guys being real happy about it, so that was kind of a neat day. - Matt Fincher I met Coach Fincher in the offseason when I was doing rehab from my knee surgery. I always thought fondly of Coach Fincher. He’s a great coach and I wish I had played for him for more than one year. It was a good win for us to beat a nationally-ranked team. I remember it being a nail-biter. There wasn’t much room for error on the mound. One thing I remember is that I was doing pretty well and moving along. Then David Dart comes out to the mound, and I said, ‘What are you coming out here for?’ He said, ‘Coach Fincher told me to come out and say hi. Didn’t look you were having much fun. ‘ I just thought that was an interesting thing to do to keep me loose. - Chuck Tauchman ’98

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1995-99

Brendel, Moss Top Mars Hill Stanley Moss hits for the cycle by the fifth inning during a five-hit game and Jay Brendel notches six hits as USCS downs Mars Hill, 27-7, Feb. 16, 1997. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Jay Brendel and Stanley Moss were at the opposite ends of their career, but on Feb. 16, 1997, the two both posted one of the best starts to a season in USC Spartanburg’s history.

team took a 16-2 lead thanks to seven runs. Moss singled and Brendel hit a three-run homer in the frame. In the fourth inning, Moss tripled to drive in Gentry and Brendel singled two batters later. In the fifth inning, Moss doubled, completing his cycle, the first in school history.

Brendel, a senior first baseman, was coming off a tough junior year in which he hit .212, but he earned the cleanup spot in the lineup in that game at Duncan Park. Stanley Moss, meanwhile, was a sophomore center fielder who had hit .299 as a freshman. Against Mars Hill, though, both were set to go off.

“Everybody else was cheering,” Moss said. “I didn’t really think about it. You know, once the game starts, you’re kind of just focused on the game. Everybody was kind of talking more about Jay getting six hits and then we kind of also realized that I had hit for the cycle.”

“Stanley Moss was a great baseball player,” Coach Bubba Dorman said. “Jay Brendel, a young man out of Indiana, had a lot of juice in his bat.”

Brendel was still hard at work, as he singled to lead off the sixth and seventh before completing his perfect day by hitting a double in the eighth, giving him six hits, a school record that has stood to this day.

After the Lions scored two runs in the first inning, the Rifles went to work, with Mike Gentry leading off with a triple before Moss singled, igniting a ninerun rally. Brendel walked in his first at bat and when Moss came up again with two runners on, Moss hit a homer. Brendel also added a single in the inning.

In total, Brendel finished 6-for-6 with five runs and four RBI while Moss went 5-for-6 with three runs and five RBI, helping to lead a Rifle offense that went on to the 27-7 win.

The Rifle offense didn’t stop in the second, as the

Five Rifles had two or more hits and Gentry, Mike Ryan and Matt Dover each had at least four runs.

What They Have To Say... Stanley Moss was a great baseball player. Jay Brendel, a young man out of Indiana, had a lot of juice in his bat. - Bubba Dorman It was a very special day. It was the first game of the year. I was hoping to start things off on the right foot, but I certainly didn’t think about starting it off quite like that. I didn’t realize I had done it until my last at bat and I got a double. Everybody else was cheering. I didn’t really think about it. You know, once the game starts, you’re kind of just focused on the game. Everybody was kind of talking more about Jay getting six hits and then we kind of also realized that I had hit for the cycle. A lot of offense, a lot of runs, especially for that first game of the year. Usually, pitching is a little out in front of hitting at that point of the year, but we came out and swung it. We came out and swung it well the whole year. - Stanley Moss

Westbrook Goes Back-To-Back Jason Westbrook becomes the only player in school history to earn back-to-back All-Peach Belt Conference accolades, 199495 By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Jason Westbrook left his mark in three seasons at USC Spartanburg after transferring to the school from Brevard Junior College. The numbers alone are impressive: a .358 career batting average, 179 hits, 91 runs and 97 RBI, all in just three years. However, it was what he did in his final two seasons at USCS that have made him a part of the lasting legacy of baseball at the school. As a junior, Westbrook posted a 20-game hitting streak, the longest in school history, and he increased his power numbers, hitting five homers after hitting none as a sophomore. His batting average soared, too, from .333 all the way to .397, the highest for a Rifle in three seasons. For most of the year, he flirted with hitting .400 and it all added up to his selection as an All-Peach Belt Conference selection. Westbrook even earned Peach Belt Player of the Week honors in late March after hitting two homers and hitting .517 in a four-game stretch against Augusta State and Montreat.

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As a senior, Westbrook split time at both designated hitter and in center field and he also moved between the leadoff and three-hole in the lineup. His production, however, remained constant, as he hit .340 with a team-high 42 RBI. His 14 doubles went along with six home runs, helping him once again earn the praise of the Peach Belt coaches, as he earned AllPeach Belt Conference honors again. In 1995, Westbrook found himself in position to do damage a lot, and he came through, many times, beating sixth-ranked Wingate with an eighth-inning single and also helping beat Gardner-Webb by posting an RBI single in the 10th inning. “Jason got the most of his abilities every day he showed up,” USCS Coach Bubba Dorman said. “He was very unorthodox at the plate with a perpendicular swing, but he knew where the barrel was. He played center for us all three years and he was a dirtbag. He could hit, not a lot of power, but I don’t know that he hit below .330 in his three years here. He competed every day he was here.” When USC Upstate left the Peach Belt for Division I in 2007, Westbrook was alone as the only player to earn two All-Peach Belt honors in a career.

What They Have To Say... Jason got the most of his abilities every day he showed up. He was a young man out of Florida that went to Brevard in North Carolina for his first year. Rusty Stroupe recruited him and with the coaching change, Jason wanted to get out of there. He was very unorthodox at the plate with a perpendicular swing, but he knew where the barrel was. He played center for us all three years and he was a dirtbag. He could hit, not a lot of power, but I don’t know that he hit below .330 in his three years here. He competed every day he was here. I don’t think he got drafted because of his speed, but he got great jumps on the ball. If it was near him, he caught it. - Bubba Dorman


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Callahan Can Callahan Morden earns All-South Atlantic Region honors as a junior, hitting .355 with 11 homers for second-year head coach Matt Fincher, 1999. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director

make an impact for a program that would be something special to remember.”

When head coach Matt Fincher took over the USC Spartanburg baseball program in 1998, he was determined to rebuild a program that won just 13 games in his first season. He wanted to compete immediately and as part of that, he recruited heavily from junior colleges.

It was memorable. Morden supplied power and stability in the middle of USCS’ lineup and at one point, he helped the team to 12 wins in 16 games. By the end of the season, he had drilled 11 homers, the most for the Rifles since 1993.

The result in 1999 was a team that had eight junior college transfers, all of whom helped the Rifles to their first 20-win season since 1992. None of those players had a bigger impact than Callahan Morden, the junior catcher who transferred from the Powell Mill Road campus of Spartanburg Methodist College to the north side of town. For Morden, who played high school ball under former Rifle Ken Penland and for former USCS head coach Bubba Dorman during his time at SMC, it was a natural progression for him to play at USCS. “I knew that the team had struggled in the past and I thought that I could help move that program into the right direction,” Morden said. “Instead of going somewhere else to play I thought, if I could help

Morden’s consistency at the plate, even as he had to adjust to seeing more offspeed pitches than he was used to, was also evident as he hit .355. “He was by the far the best player on the team that year,” Fincher said. “He was one of the primary reasons that we improved pretty significantly from the first year to the next one. “ The help in the improvement in the Rifles was noted by coaches around the Peach Belt Conference and the region, as he became the first player in Coach Fincher’s tenure to earn both all-conference and allregion honors. Morden’s season has also made a lasting impact in the record book, as he is the last player to hit 10 homers in a season.

What They Have To Say... Callahan had a great junior year. He was by the far the best player on the team that year. He was one of the primary reasons that we improved pretty signifigantly from the first year to the next one. Callahan was hitting the ball and he was the catcher, so he led us to a degree. - Matt Fincher I knew that the team had struggled in the past and I thought that I could help move that program into the right direction. Instead of going somewhere else to play I thought, if I could help make an impact for a program that would be something special to remember! And it turned out to be a good season. We had some real highs, as well as lows. As for playing well that season, I would attribute a lot to Coach Fincher. I was constantly working at my game both at the plate and behind the plate. I was never blessed with the God-given talent for the game, I had to work at it. First to arrive and last to leave was how I lived my life around the game. It was an adjustment from SMC as we basically faced pitchers that threw hard fastballs and not too much offspeed, which was the exact opposite of what we faced at USCS. I had to work with Coach a lot to make the adjustments at the plate. - Callahan Morden ’00

Rifles Steal One From The Bulldogs A three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning leads USCS to a major upset of a Wingate program that finished sixth in the nation, March 7, 1995. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director It isn’t so much that USCS’ win over Wingate on March 7 was especially remarkable on its own, but rather for what it represented. For the first time in USC Spartanburg’s Division II era, the Rifles knocked off a team that finished within the top 10 in the final Collegiate Baseball Magazine rankings. Wingate, who finished sixth in the nation in 1995, broke through first in the third inning, scoring two runs, but USCS fought back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. The Bulldogs scored two more runs in the fifth, setting up the Rifles’ comeback. “We didn’t have the big-time guns on the mound, but we had some guys that were going to fight,” former USC Spartanburg head coach Bubba Dorman said. “The kids just competed and a lot of times we had to go Johnny Whole Staff. After Metcalf got us five, then everybody else kind of had to get an inning, but if you let us hang around long enough with the guys who were swinging, we could jump up and bite you. “

It started with one out in the bottom of the seventh, after an uncharacteristic strikeout by two-time AllPeach Belt Conference selection Jason Westbrook. Mike Gentry and Greg Medford started the rally with singles and a walk by Matt Dover loaded the bases. A sac fly brought in Gentry and Medford scored on a single through the left side by Lynn Fleming to tie the game at four. With the score tied, Brian Treudler mowed down the side in the top of the eighth. In the bottom of the inning, Rusty Hudson worked a walk to lead off, stole second and after a strikeout, Westbrook came through with a single into center field to give USCS its first lead of the game at 5-4. In the bottom of the inning, Ryan DeBroka earned the save after giving up a leadoff walk. A sac bunt moved a Bulldogs runner to second, but DeBroka settled down to strike out Darren Hayes looking before he got the Wingate cleanup hitter, Allen Thomas, to ground out to second to close out the game. Since that remarkable comeback, the USC Spartanburg baseball program beat teams ranked in the top 10 in Division II 21 more times.

What They Have To Say... We didn’t have the big-time guns on the mound, but we had some guys that were going to fight. Eric Smith could absolutely hit, Westbrook, Ben Wages. The kids just competed and a lot of times we had to go Johnny Whole Staff. After Metcalf got us five, then everybody else kind of had to get an inning, but if you let us hang around long enough with the guys who were swinging, we could jump up and bite you. Offensively, we had some young men who could swing the bat. - Bubba Dorman We had a great time. It was a learning experience for all of us. We came from a small town. Ben (Wages) and I came from Union. It seemed like a whole different world being out on our own the first time. And baseball got me through school. It helped me gain a different perspective. I had a great time. My wife actually goes to USC Upstate now and it’s awesome to see those fields up there now and it’s great to see the progress that was made. - Greg Medford ’95

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Nowak Leaves USC Spartanburg Drafted in the 19th round by Tampa Bay, Chris Nowak leaves USCS as a junior after earning All-Peach Belt and All-South Atlantic Region honors, June 8, 2004. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant On June 8, 2004, USC Spartanburg baseball player Chris Nowak was drafted in the 19th Round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization. The Rays, as they are now referred to, selected Nowak with the 555th pick. “First and foremost I was happy for Chris because I knew that’s what he wanted,” said Coach Matt Fincher. “He worked very hard and he absolutely deserved it. I was very happy for him because he was going to get what he wanted – an opportunity to play professional baseball. I was happy for the program because, in my mind it was recognition that we were improving.” The third baseman was the first player to be drafted during Fincher’s time at USCS. He also was the first player drafted since the late 1980s, when former coach, John Daurity, had 10 players drafted from his squads. “I remember the final game and kind of, not saying goodbye, but getting hugs from the close friends, especially my two buddies from Wisconsin (Jim Kais and Ross Vigder) and the coaches,” said Nowak. “I didn’t say that I was going to get drafted and that I was going to go, but I had heard some things.” Nowak finished the 2004 campaign with a teambest batting average of .387, while starting all 52 games for the Rifles. He also led the team in hits (75), runs scored (42) and doubles (19). His hits total of 75 gave Nowak three consecutive seasons of 75 or more hits. The Waukesha, Wis., native earned all-conference and all-region honors thanks to his stellar junior season. During the season, Nowak owned a .397 average with just a few weeks remaining before finishing with a .387 final average. He ranked third in the Peach Belt Conference in doubles, fifth in batting average, fifth in triples (4), seventh in on-base percentage (.458) and ninth in slugging percentage (.588). During his three-year career, the third baseman tallied a batting average of .367 (232-for-617), with 127 runs scored and 121 RBI. At the time of his departure he owned school records for career hits, career doubles as well as the most hits in a single season. During his freshman season, Nowak set a school mark with 82 hits thanks in large part to a 27-game hitting streak that stretched from Feb. 23 to Apr. 4, 2002. “I left to play in Rochester in the Northwoods League and the first day of the draft went by and I didn’t get drafted, which wasn’t a bad thing,” Nowak said. “I had a great time at USC Upstate, but it turned out the second day, the second pick of the draft was me. I had to sit down and make a decision. I wanted to

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What They Have To Say...

go play professionally. It was a lifelong dream.” Since Nowak left Spartanburg he has spent six seasons in the minor leagues and the last three years he has seen action in double-A and triple-A. He spent the entire 2007 campaign with the Rays double-A affiliate the Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits of the Southern League. During that season, Nowak appeared in 104 games while collecting 112 hits, 21 of which were doubles, with 55 RBI and 54 runs. Nowak also wrapped up that season in style, as the 6-4 infielder was named the unanimous Southern League Championship Series MVP after hitting .611 (11-for-18) with three home runs during the series. Nowak started a dramatic ninth-inning rally for the Biscuits in the fifth-and-deciding game of the championship series against the Huntsville Stars, as he posted his fourth hit of the night, a single through the left side to lead off the inning and the Biscuits down, 3-1. After a lineout, Nowak took third on a single, setting up a championship-clinching threerun homer from Sergio Pedroza. “It was real cool,” Nowak said. “When I was at third, the manager and I talked and said this is really a good match-up against this pitcher. He had a nice hard fastball and we knew it wouldn’t get past Pedroza. The first pitch, he hits it the opposite way and my manager and I were yelling for the ball to get up, get up. And it did. Our whole team was out on the field and it wasn’t a walk-off homer. I lost my voice for about an hour after that because all I kept shouting was, `Yeah.’ We felt like we knocked the wind out of their sails. I remember catching the ball to end the game on a double play and then not much after that. We piled up and hugged everybody.” Although he played third base collegiately, Nowak is now playing first base while also seeing action in the outfield. “The thing that really impresses me the most about Chris is his work ethic and his approach to the game,” said Biscuits manager Billy Gardner, Jr., during the 2007 season. “He always comes ready to play and he’s a really intelligent guy.” The last two seasons, Nowak has split time between Montgomery and the triple-A Durham Bulls. In 2008, Nowak appeared in 122 games for the Biscuits, collecting 136 hits (35 doubles) with 80 runs and 77 RBI. He also saw action in Durham, appearing in 14 games, collecting 17 hits to go along with seven runs and four RBI. His 153 hits in 2008 is a career best for the former Rifle. This past season, Nowak appeared in 55 games in Montgomery while suiting up for 64 for the Bulls. He collected 52 hits in Durham with 23 RBI and 22 runs. For the Biscuits, he tallied 65 hits with 36 RBI and 27 runs.

First, and foremost, I was happy for Chris because I knew that’s what he wanted. He worked very hard and he absolutely deserved it. I was very happy for him because he was going to get what he wanted - an opportunity to play professional baseball. I was happy for the program because, in my mind, it was a recognition that we were improving. Before that, scouts hadn’t come around. They hadn’t seen us play. As Nowie progressed, and as consistent as he was, they came around to see him and then they saw others. Nowie did more than get himself drafted. He gave a lot of opportunity to others. He gave the program a spotlight - an opportunity to see it in a different light. That was very important in the improvement of the program. - Matt Fincher I remember the final game and kind of, not saying goodbye, but getting hugs from the close frends, especially my two buddies from Wisconsin and the coaches. I didn’t say that I was going to be drafted and that I was going to go, but I had heard some things. I left to play in Rochester in the Northwoods League and the first day of the draft went by and I didn’t get drafted, which wasn’t a bad thing. I had a great time at USC Upstate, but it turned out the second day, the second pick of the draft was me. I had to sit down and make a decision. I wanted to go play professionally. It was a lifelong dream and I am still playing today. The All-Region and All-Peach Belt, it was an honor. I can’t say that I didn’t like being rewarded for the hard work that I put in. - Chris Nowak


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The Streak Chris Nowak hits in a school-record 27 straight games, helping to spur him on to Peach Belt Freshman of the Year accolades, Feb. 23-April 4, 2002. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant Not many individuals can claim they had a 20-plus game hitting streak, and it’s even rarer for a freshman to accomplish that feat. But that is exactly what USCS freshman Chris Nowak did during the 2002 season. Between Feb. 23 and April 4, 2002, Nowak recorded a hit in every game, a streak that spanned 27 games. Entering the streak, Nowak owned a batting average of .313. However, during the streak the freshman’s average reached .426 after a 3-for-4 effort against Mars Hill on April 2, 2002. When the streak ended, Nowak owned an average of .405 and he finished his freshman campaign at .380. “It was clear to me early in the fall that if Chris wasn’t our best player, he was one of our best,” head coach Matt Fincher said. “He enjoyed a very good freshman year and I think his consistency is what was significant.” In the 2002 season, the starting third baseman finished with 82 hits in 216 at-bats. He recorded 51 of those 82 hits during his 27-game hitting streak. Dur-

ing his impressive streak, Nowak had 17 multi-hit games including a four-game stretch from March 2227. In six of those 17 games, the freshman recorded three or more hits, capped by a 4-for-5 performance at Georgia College and State on Feb. 24, 2002. Thanks to his hitting streak in middle of the 2002 campaign, Nowak led the team in several statistical categories as well as putting his name in the school record books. He led the 2002 Rifles in at-bats (216), hits (82), runs (45), triples (5) and was tied for first, with Zack Huckabay, in RBI (40). He also was second in doubles with 16 and third in home runs with four. Nowak finds his name in the single-season record books for hits, triples, at-bats and games played. Nowak and his teammate Huckabay set the school record for games played. However, that record has since been broken and the pair now sit tied for fourth. Nowak ranks in the top 10 in the other three categories. He is second in hits, tied for fourth in triples and tied for eighth in at-bats. Nowak owned the record for most hits in a season until Brad Wingo passed him with 83 during the 2006 season. Nowak was the first player in school history to post 80 or more hits in a single season.

What They Have To Say... It was clear to me early in the fall that if Chris wasn’t our best player, he was one of our best. He enjoyed a very good freshman year and I think his consistency is what was significant. He was very consistent across the season. He came in and showed he was going to be one of the better players in the program. - Matt Fincher I remember coming in and feeling a bit like a fish out of water. I had a good fall and was told I would be the starting third baseman and hit in the middle of the lineup. Getting a chance to play every game at the time in the No. 1 D-II conference in America against weekend starters from some really good schools, and getting to show what talent I had was a blessing. It was a great opportunity. I didn’t really realize that. I knew I was seeing the ball well and I was just getting through the ball. To come in and do what I did as a freshman, it was special. It was a pretty neat thing. Coming from high school, I was still a kid but I had some good senior leadership, and that helped me mature. I think I was more successful because of it. - Chris Nowak

Cycling Around The Bases Nowak hits for the cycle in a 10-8 loss to Anderson, completing it with a ninth-inning double. He later earns Peach Belt Player of the Week honors for the effort, Feb. 18, 2004. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant In what turned into a back and forth ballgame, Chris Nowak shined for the USC Spartanburg Rifles in a losing effort against Anderson University. Nowak hit for the cycle against the Trojans on Feb. 18, 2004. The junior got the game started with a two RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at two. After striking out in his next at-bat, Nowak singled in the fourth inning. In the top of the seventh inning, he hit a home run over the center field wall that was described by Media Relations Director Bill English as “a mammoth shot.” In the top of the ninth inning, Nowak completed the cycle with a double that bounced off of the right field wall for his fourth and final hit of the game. Even though the third baseman hit for the cycle and added four RBI and three runs, the Rifles still fell to the Trojans by a score of 10-8. “I hit one off the wall in right-center and I don’t remember if it was to tie or take the lead, but I remember it not going over and kind of being mad

because we needed the run,” said Nowak. “I didn’t realize I had done it. I got to second and guys were clapping because it was a big hit. It was kind of bittersweet that we lost the game, but good I did well individually.” Thanks to his cycle performance against Anderson and a strong effort in a three game series with UNC Pembroke, Nowak was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. He finished the week batting 9-for-16 (.563) with seven runs and six RBI. “What I remember about this game is that there was some back and forth to it,” said Coach Matt Fincher. “We hung in there because Nowak was having such a good day. He kept hitting and we kept catching up with them, but they won the game.” Behind the hot bat of Nowak and a 10-3 (5-1 PBC) start, USCS earned votes in the Collegiate Baseball Top 30 national poll. The Rifles received eight votes in the poll that was released on Feb. 23, 2004. If the poll was extended, USCS would have been ranked 34th. Nowak and his teammates were one of eight Peach Belt teams to be ranked or receive votes.

What They Have To Say... What I remember about this game is that there was some back and forth to it. They’d get the lead and we’d catch up. We hit fairly well, but in the end, we just didn’t have it. We hung in there with them because Nowak was having such a good day. He kept hitting and we kept catching up with them, but they won the game. - Matt Fincher I remember I didn’t realize I had done it. I had hit a triple and single earlier in the game. Later in the game, I hit a homer to center field and then I hit one off the wall in right-center and I don’t remember if it was to tie or take the lead, but I remember it not going over and kind of being mad because we needed the run. I got to second and guys were clapping because it was a big hit, but it seemed a little longer than normal. It took me a minute to realize what I did, then Brad Wingo came up and said, ‘Hey man, you know you hit for the cycle. That is awesome.’ I do remember that and I do remember losing that and wishing we could’ve won if I would’ve scored. It was kind of bittersweet that we lost the game but good I did well individually. - Chris Nowak

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Smashing The Hits Record Chris Nowak sets the school’s hits record, since surpassed three times, in just three seasons with a double at Columbus State, March 28, 2004. By Alex Edwards USC Upstate Media Relations Assistant On March 28, 2004, Rifle third baseman Chris Nowak became the new USC Spartanburg all-time hits leader with 203. He entered the twin bill with Columbus State with an even 200 for his career. In game one, he had two hits to tie Brent Hess’ (1998-01) mark of 202. In the second game, Nowak recorded hit number 203 with an RBI double down the left field line. It took Nowak two full seasons and 31 of 52 games of his junior campaign to set the mark. Over the final 21 games of his third season, he had 29 hits to push the record to 232. Nowak was drafted after the 2004 season and signed with the Tampa Bay Rays organization. “That freshman class was when we really started to turn it around and Nowak certainly was the driving force in that,” said Coach Matt Fincher. “He was consistent, day-in, day-out. You could put in the bank that he was going to get a hit or two.” Since Nowak set the mark, two others have surpassed his record of 232 career hits. The two indi-

viduals that have passed Nowak’s mark were both freshman on the 2004 team, John Caddell and Bret Hansen. Both Caddell and Hansen were four year players and battled it out until the end as Caddell finished with 241 hits while Hansen finished with 240. “I remember the team was talking about it, and they had talked about me doing it in three years,” said Nowak. “Getting the opportunity to set the record as a junior was special because it showed I was consistent in my time there. It’s something that not too many people could say that they set a school record for hits as a junior.” During Nowak’s career, he had 82 hits as a freshman which stood as a single season record for four seasons until Brad Wingo had 83 hits in 2006. During his sophomore and junior campaigns, Nowak had 75 hits in each season, which after he left Spartanburg, was good enough for fourth most in school history. Since then, he now ranks second and 10th with 82 and 75 hits, respectively, in a single season. He also was the first player in school history to have 80 or more hits in a single season.

What They Have To Say... That freshmen class was when we really started to turn it around and Nowak certainly was the driving force in that. He was the best player and the best player that I’ve coached here, probably. He was really important. We don’t do it without him. He carried us to a certain degree. He was consistent, day-in, day-out. You could put in the bank that he was going to get a hit or two. He was going to make an impact offensively and defensively. He was the kind of player that you had to have if you were going to be nationallyranked and as a result, we were. -Matt Fincher I remember the team was talking about it, and they had talked about me doing it in three years. Getting the opportunity to set the record as a junior was special because it showed I was consistent in my time there. I think my sophomore year was my most inconsistent, but I still hit .365, which by my standards, wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. To come in the next year and to keep it going was pretty special. It’s something that not too many people could say that they set a school record for hits as a junior. - Chris Nowak

Harley Park Opens Trevor Berryhill and Brandon Williams pitch USCS to a pair of wins against Tusculum in the debut of the on-campus facility, Feb. 1, 2004. I remember the day that Director of Athletics By Joe Guistina What They Have To Say... USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Mike Hall told me that Cleveland Harley had It was a program changer. That is what Matt Fincher will tell anyone about the opening of Harley Park in 2004, the first on-campus home for USC Upstate baseball in 10 years. On Feb. 1, 2004, the Spartans opened the dazzling home park in style downing D-II powerhouse Tusculum, 4-2, in each end of a doubleheader at the park. In the first game of the doubleheader, Trevor Berryhill pitched beautifully, striking out five and throwing a complete-game five-hitter to earn the win. In the second game, Brandon Williams pitched four innings, allowing two hits and a run, and Stan Smith and Zach Huckabay shut the door on the Pioneers. Chris Nowak went 3-for-6 with two runs in the doubleheader and Brad Wingo and Eric Davis each had hits in both games. “What I remember the most, probably, is the first pitch was a strike and the umpire threw me the ball and said, ‘You might want to keep this,’” Fincher said. “That was the first glimpse of recognition that this is pretty special. I still have the ball to this day. That’s one of the days that I really feel fortunate that I am the baseball coach here.”

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That was a big-time honor for me. I am very thankful that Coach Fincher gave me the opportunity to pitch the first game. That was a very nice privilege for me. There’s always nerves going into a game, but not like opening the new complex. I remember I was on vacation the summer before it opened and we drove through Spartanburg just to see it. To pitch well and get a win, that is one of the games that I’ll never forget in the Black and Green. Tusculum was a great program and for us to go and get two wins that day, we did well. That place is like home to me and it always will be. - Trevor Berryhill ’06 I just remember that it was nice to save on gas money because we didn’t have to drive to Duncan Park. I loved having a place of our own to play. We went to a lot of schools that had their own park and it was nice to have something that was ours. It was almost nerve-wracking before the game to see who got the first hit, the first out, the first homer. - Brad Wingo ’06

promised us a donation and that they were going to put it towards baseball to build a facility and how happy that made me to know that we were going to be on-campus. I knew from the moment that he told me that it would change the program tremendously and it did. As far as playing the first game, what a special day. A lot of it is a blur because we were trying to get ready, not only for the start of a new season, but also with the opening of a new facility. Tusculum was nice enough to come down here and I think that was a great opener for us because they have a tremendous program. We were fortunate enough to win both games, which made the day even more special. What I remember the most, probably, is the first pitch was a strike and the umpire threw me the ball and said, ‘You might want to keep this.’ That was the first glimpse of recognition that this is pretty special. I still have the ball to this day. That’s one of the days that I really feel fortunate that I am the baseball coach here. - Matt Fincher


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Fincher Sets The School’s Career Wins Mark Not even known to him at the time, Matt Fincher passes John Daurity with his 182nd career win, a 7-4 triumph over Lenoir-Rhyne, March 30, 2006. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director It was a program defining win, but no one really noticed it. On the day that head coach Matt Fincher broke the school record for career wins, like so many of Fincher’s wins, the focus of the game wasn’t on No. 21, but his players. Josh Clark, a role player during his four years in Spartanburg who appeared in 80 career games as a catcher and utility player, was worried that he wouldn’t even play against Lenoir-Rhyne on March 30, 2006. His 82-year-old grandfather was going to be at the game at Hickory’s L.P. Frans Stadium and Clark wanted a shot to play. Coach Fincher put Clark in the nine-hole as the designated hitter. The Spartans, having won two games in a row, sent pitcher Kevin Crane to the mound and through the first four innings, he was in control, allowing just four baserunners and no runs. In the fifth, Upstate finally broke through as Andrew Runion singled and Clark followed with a homer to left field. “When I crossed the plate, I looked at my granddad and he stood up,” Clark said, who hit the last of his three career homers that day. “It was a really good personal moment.“ The game was far from over though, as Lenoir-Rhyne tied it in the bottom of the fifth. Upstate came back in the sixth, as Michael Kohn hit a two-run homer and in the seventh, a bases-loaded walk and an RBI single gave Upstate a 6-2 advantage. Crane, meanwhile, continued to work until he gave up two runs in the seventh inning as the Bears closed within two runs. Doc Godfrey came on, though, to quell the rally with a pair of strikeouts and a flyout. Crane, who earned the win, finished with nine strikeouts in six-plus innings, as he allowed seven hits and two earned runs. “When we recruited Kevin Crane, we thought he’d be a big contributor,” Fincher said. “On this particular day, he was very competitive. He pitched the way he could and he held us in the game.” It was Clark again in the eighth inning again that helped shut the door on the Bears, as he singled in Matt Goyea for his third RBI of the game, giving Upstate a 7-4 lead. In the ninth, Bradley Blanks, who was on his way to a 12-save season, posted his eighth save by getting three groundouts and allowing just one single. Fincher’s impact, years later, on the members of the Spartans that played in that game is still easy to see.

What They Have To Say...

“Coach Fincher always had the same mentality, same focus whether we won or lost,” Clark said. “He was always the same guy and he tried to instill in us what a grind it is to play a long season.” The team’s left fielder that day, Brad Wingo, similarly had high praise for his former mentor. “Coach Fincher, not only did he teach us a ton about baseball, but he also teaches a lot about mental toughness,” Wingo said. “The work ethic he put in us, it prepared us for the season and prepared us for the real world. He had a plan and systematic approach to everything he did.” After the game, Coach Fincher, who was in his ninth season at Upstate, wasn’t so worried about the significance of his 183rd win. In fact, no one even bothered to do the math to know that he had passed Coach John Daurity, who won 182 games from 1986-91. And when pressed with answering a question about the record, Fincher immediately deflects the credit. “Certainly, John Daurity is the greatest coach in the history of the program,” Fincher said. “There is no doubt about that. Anytime you look at a counting stat, like wins, it’s because I stayed here longer. I look at that, and think how fortunate I am to now be in my 13th year here.” As for Fincher’s immediate thoughts after the LenoirRhyne game four years ago, he was curious about how Clark’s grandfather enjoyed the game. “That was the first thing Coach asked me after that game,” Clark said. “‘How did your granddad like that home run?’”

My granddad, who is 86 now, whenever he would come see me play, I would do terribly. He came to that game, though, and I had struggled in a few games before that. I went up to Coach and told him my granddad was coming to ask him to put me in. In the second at bat, I hit a home run. When I crossed the plate, I looked at my granddad and he stood up. It was a really good personal moment. That was the first thing Coach asked me after that game, ‘How did your granddad like that home run?’ Coach Fincher always had the same mentality, same focus whether we won or lost. He was always the same guy and he tried to instill in us what a grind it is to play a long season. You can’t have high and low mood swings, but he is a serious competitor and you know he wants to win. - Josh Clark ’07

Certainly, John Daurity is the greatest coach in the history of the program. There is no doubt about that. I know how good a coach he was because I was fortunate to play for him for a year (at Wofford College). Anytime you look at a counting stat, like wins, it’s because I stayed here longer. I look at that, and think how fortunate I am to now be in my 13th year here. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been here that long. It’s good to be on the list, but that’s not why we do this. I remember that when we recruited Kevin Crane, we thought he’d be a big contributor. On this particular day, he was very competitive. He pitched the way he could and he held us in the game. We were playing in a minor league stadium in Hickory, which was always a neat thing to go up there and the guys always enjoyed playing up there. Kevin pitched great and we won the game. With Kevin Crane pitching like that, we had a chance to win some games. - Matt Fincher Coach Fincher, not only did he teach us a ton about baseball, but he also teaches a lot about mental toughness. The work ethic he put in us, it prepared us for the season and prepared us for the real world. He had a plan and systematic approach to everything he did. He taught us that excellence is defined as something a person is better at or superior to than others. He taught us that we as baseball players at USC Upstate aspire to excel in all that we do. He also taught us a lot of big words that I still use today. - Brad Wingo ’06

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Another Milestone Win For Fincher Now in the waters of Division I, Matt Fincher beats his old Peach Belt foe, Kennesaw State, 14-5, for his 250th career win, April 11, 2008. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Matthew D. Fincher knows what it is like to have the odds stacked against him. Facing a historically strong program, one that Upstate had beaten just six times in school history, and one with a future MLB second-round draft pick standing on the hill, Fincher’s Spartans took the field looking to hand him his 250th career win on April 11, 2008. Of course, Fincher had some pretty darn good cards of his own, namely in the form of seniors Kyle Bowley and Andrew Runion, each of whom were determined to leave a big mark on the program in their final years. On that Friday night, they stamped another mark into the Upstate annals, as Runion smashed five hits to lead Upstate to a 14-5 win. “Our seniors gave us a lot of leadership that year. Bowley pitched a lot of good games here and he held opponents down,” Fincher said. “We hit a very good pitcher very well. This was a night that we truly played to our level of ability. Historically, we haven’t beat Kennesaw State that often, and to beat them like that was enjoyable.”

While Bowley, who left the game with a leg injury in the fifth inning, cruised through the Owl lineup, allowing just two hits into the fifth, the Spartan offense jumped to life against Kyle Heckathorn, scoring four in the first and then adding three in the fifth, as Kyle Simpson knocked Heckathorn from the game in the fifth when he hit him in the leg with a liner. While Justin Hayes kept Kennesaw State from getting close, the Spartan offense was relentless, scoring six runs in the sixth inning, with Simpson delivering a big two-run double in the inning. Runion continued to pace the attack as he finished 5-for-6 with two doubles and two runs, driving in Upstate’s 14th run with an eighth-inning two-bagger. Jimmy Tanner finished 3-for-5 with a double, three runs and two RBI and Simpson went 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBI. Kennesaw State had just eight hits while Upstate knocked around 16 safeties. “The postgame speech was uncharacteristic of Coach Fincher,” Runion said. “He was proud of it and you could tell. He deserved that win. He has put so much into the program.”

What They Have To Say... 2008 was a good year. We were moving to Division I. Bowley was a senior, and Runion had five hits in that game. Our seniors gave us a lot of leadership that year. Bowley pitched a lot of good games here and he held opponents down. He did that again that night. They pitched Kyle Heckathorn, who ended up being a second round draft pick the next year, and we got him out of the game. We hit a very good pitcher very well. This was a night that we truly played to our level of ability. Historically, we haven’t beat Kennesaw State that often, and to beat them like that was enjoyable. - Matt Fincher We knew that if we won it was going to be Coach’s 250th win. A couple of the guys talked about it, but we weren’t going out there thinking we had to win. We knew we were facing a high draft prospect and that he’d get the win eventually. It was a big win. We were pretty pumped up. The postgame speech was uncharacteristic of Coach Fincher. He was proud of it and you could tell. He deserved that win. He has put so much into the program. It was big for him. - Andrew Runion ’08

Riverboat’s Journey Casey Rivers takes the long road to D-I baseball, becoming the first player in NCAA history to play at the JuCo, D-III, DII and D-I levels, Feb. 23, 2008. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director Casey Rivers’ story is the kind of one that needs some perspective to sink in. By the time he finished his career at USC Upstate as a career .291 hitter, he was as important a part of Upstate’s first year as a member of Divison I as anyone. He almost single-handedly led the Spartans to series’ wins over ETSU and Jacksonville, going 7-for-12 (.583) in each series. But it’s what led up to that finish that is truly remarkable. He played two seasons at Quinsigamond Community College in Massachusetts, but during one of those seasons, the team played at a club level. After his time at the school, he transferred to nearby Worcester State and played sparsely as a sophomore at the Division III school. Then at the urging of former Quinsigamond teammate Mike Colecchi, Rivers transferred to Upstate to walk-on the team. In 2007, he played in 28 games at the D-II level for Upstate, and then, with the move to Division I in 2008, Rivers became maybe the only player ever, in any sport, to play in a junior college and all three NCAA divisions during their career when he made his D-I debut against UT Martin on Feb. 23, 2008. 53

What They Have To Say... Rivers is somebody who has worked for everything that he’s got. When I think of him, as I go through the years and I remember him, I’m sure his name will come up in regard to work ethic and making your way. - Matt Fincher I always wanted, from the get-go, to play college baseball at the highest level, which is Division I, and I tried to get there but my grades weren’t good enough to get there right away, so I went to a junior college and played there. Later, I saw an opportunity to come down and play at Upstate. Mike (Colecchi) said, `Why don’t you come down here?’ It was my last shot at playing at a higher level, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I wasn’t even thinking about the team making the transition to Division I, I just figured it was a very good Division II team. I was a walkon that just basically showed up. Coach Fincher said that my skill level wasn’t good enough when I got here. As we went through the fall practice, he said I improved dramatically. I always believed that if you show up every day and work your hardest, good things will happen. - Casey Rivers


25 Seasons, 25 Moments

The Stunning Shutout Seven pitchers allow just four hits as USC Upstate leaves a snowy Spartanburg campus to beat its first SEC team, Tennessee, in the D-I era, 1-0, March 4, 2009. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director After what can only be termed an uncharacteristic four inches of snow fell on March 2, 2009 after a prodigious rain washed away two games the weekend before, it was nice just to stand on a field with no snow, as the Spartans headed north to Tennessee for a game at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Spartans made it even more memorable, as a one-out RBI double from junior Jimmy Tanner in the top of the ninth inning lifted them to a 1-0 stunner over the Vols. The Upstate offense, held to just four hits heading into the ninth, finally got some momentum in the top of the ninth, as sophomore Blake Green delivered a single off a diving center fielder’s glove. After a strikeout, Tanner took a 1-2 offering and delivered a liner into the left-center field gap, easily scoring Green. The Vols got a rally started in the ninth thanks to a leadoff walk and a Spartan throwing error put two on with no outs. However, Barrett Stover settled the Vols’ bats to quell the rally, getting two strikes on a

Vols’ batter who was trying to bunt. He then got an opposite field fly out and was able to retire the next batter on a pop out to short. The last batter grounded to third and freshman Jeff Medley beat the Vols’ runner to third for the force out. Upstate’s pitching held the day, as seven pitchers combined to allow just four hits while walking four. Only two Vols reached third base. The Spartans, using a pre-set rotation, saw a scoreless first frame from Austin Moyer, who got out of a bases loaded jam with a liner to the shortstop. Ryan Fern tossed an easy second frame. Tim Fournier pitched into trouble in the third inning, allowing runners to reach second and third after a balk, but got out of the jam with a strikeout. In his second inning, Fournier threw six pitches to get three outs. Phillip Myers pitched well in his two scoreless innings, facing six batters and throwing just 19 pitches. Tyler Oliver added a scoreless seventh, allowing a hit and striking out one. Teddy Fallon got out of a jam in the eighth inning. With runners on first and second and one out, a liner looked to be headed to the gap, sending the Vols runners in motion. When Tyler Cook hauled in the catch, he got the ball back in and Upstate was able to easily pick off the runner on second, who hadn’t yet returned to third base.

What They Have To Say... We clearly caught them on the right day. For whatever reason, they were unable to score. I think the shuttling of pitchers in and out, on that particular day, although I am not a big believer in it, was very effective. They didn’t get any of our pitchers timed up. There were a couple key instances in the game where things worked out for us. We’d get an opportune double play at the right time. Pitchers executed at the perfect time. Defensively, our guys were efficient. We weren’t out there making a lot of mistakes. We made them earn it and they were unable to do that that day. - Matt Fincher It was a lot of fun. I remember being on deck and they had their big righty in there and he was throwing pretty hard. I noticed in warmups that he was starting to get on the side of his breaking ball a little bit and he hung the breaking ball to me and I just got through it and drove it into the left-centerfield gap. I just tried to attack the weakness and capitalize. It was a good feeling to have the opportunity to beat them. To have the chance to get that hit and get that run, was good. - Jimmy Tanner

Let The A-Sun In In their first year of D-I play, Upstate beats league champion Florida Gulf Coast twice in three games to finish above .500 in league play for the first time since 1990, May 16, 2008. By Joe Guistina USC Upstate Assistant Media Relations Director As USC Upstate wrapped up its first year of Division I play in 2008, the baseball team found itself in an unfamiliar position. With three games left in the season, it needed to win two to finish above .500 in the Atlantic Sun Conference, in what would mark the school’s first winning conference season since 1990, when the program was in the NAIA. The big problem - the Spartans had to win two of those three against Florida Gulf Coast, the league’s regular-season champion. The other problem - Upstate had to rely on three ailing pitchers, two with dead arms and one with a nagging leg injury. But it was those three pitchers - three of the best that the school has ever seen - Matt Branham, Scott Eckard and Kyle Bowley, that led Upstate to two wins and led Upstate to a 17-16 record in A-Sun play. On Friday, May 15, it was Branham, with a nagging arm, that held down the Eagles for nine innings. Through 138 grueling pitches, he allowed just six hits, one run and struck out eight. Meanwhile, the Upstate offense scored twice, as Kyle Simpson drove

in a run in the first and Eric Guillen scored the gamewinner in the fifth on a RBI groundout against future MLB fifth-round draft pick Richard Bleier. “The first couple innings, I was just trying to hit spots because I knew I didn’t have my best stuff,” Branham said. “By the third or fourth inning, my arm started to get loose and I was throwing my fastball, change and slider for strikes. It was all coming together.” On Saturday, May 16, the Spartans fell in the first game of the doubleheader despite the best intentions of Eckard, who threw seven-plus innings, allowing just four runs, so that left Bowley in the second game. The senior delivered, tossing a complete game while another senior, Andrew Runion, paced the offense with three hits, as the Spartans cruised to a 9-3 win, giving the senior group the school-record 125th wins of their careers. “I remember I threw well and I remember I was pretty sore,” Bowley said. “It was the last game, so I just went with it. Fincher kept asking if I wanted to be done but as the game went on, it got better. It was nice. It was a good ending for the program to beat a team that was so successful and for us to win that series.”

What They Have To Say... The history of our program is that when you pitch well, you win. Florida Gulf Coast had a tremendous team that year and they won the conference. Matt Branham went up against an outstanding pitcher (MLB fifth-round pick Richard Bleier) and won. That was another day where we played to our ability. We were very good that day. That Kyle Simpson and Eric Guillen were so closely involved in the victory is good because they were program guys. They were instrumental in a lot of the things that had gone on at that time. We had to win the third game to finish with a winning record in the conference, which was a primary goal of ours at that point and we had the right guy on the mound. When Bowley was motivated, he was good and he was motivated that day. Runion was hitting the ball. What I remember most about that year was the leadership that we got from Runion, Bowley and Eckard. Those guys went out there and led by example. That’s what made that senior class special. They weren’t in the dugout talking, they were on the field doing. That was really impressive to me. - Matt Fincher 54


The Program Leaders

USC Upstate Baseball Head Coaches John Daurity

Bubba Dorman

USC Spartanburg Head Baseball Coach 1986-91

Matt Fincher

USC Spartanburg Head Baseball Coach 1992-97

USC Upstate Head Baseball Coach 1998-Present

• USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame Member • Highest Winning Percentage in School History

• Three Peach Belt Tournament Wins • Four All-Peach Belt Conference Selections

• Winningest Coach in School History • Six Professional Baseball Signees

When Gene DiFillipo was charged with starting the USC Spartanburg baseball program in the summer of 1985, he immediately looked downtown to Wofford and pickpocketed the Terriers’ coach, one of the most successful in the school’s history - John Daurity.

When John Daurity left for Division I Campbell University in 1991, the Rifles turned to a former USCS assistant under Daurity, Charles “Bubba” Dorman to lead the program. Dorman, who played for two seasons under Dorman at Wofford College, and served as an assistant at USCS for Daurity in 1987 and 1988, spent six seasons on the North side of Spartanburg before continuing his career by serving as an assistant at Spartanburg Methodist College.

At a pivotal time in the program’s history, Director of Athletics Mike Hall found perhaps the perfect person to lead the USC Spartanburg baseball program when Dr. Matthew D. Fincher was hired in the summer of 1997.

Daurity, who won an NAIA District Six Coach of the Year award in 1982 with the Terriers, spent six years on the campus of USCS and he added two more District Six Coach of the Year honors in 1987 and 1990. A consumate recruiter, Daurity built the program off the signings of two Anderson Junior College players, Chris Hawkins and Kenny Dickson. Both, along with nine others in the program’s first three years, went on to play professional baseball. Meanwhile, the team had solid success, entering the District Six Tournament in four of his first five years as coach. In 1990, Daurity led the Rifles to the District Six Tournament title, as they downed Francis Marion, 18-9, for the championship. It is still the only conference title in the school’s history. At the end of the 1991 season, after leading the Rifles to a final ranking of 29th in its first year of Division II play, Daurity left for the head job at Campbell University.

Although Dorman’s teams struggled during the regular season, his Rifles had a signature scrappiness that served them well in the postseason. In 1992, in an elimination game of the Peach Belt Tournament, the fearless Dorman had Mark Bishop steal home in the ninth on a double steal to lead USCS to a 4-3 win over Georgia College. In 1993, the Rifles swept Armstrong Atlantic State, who had been ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation for more than half the season, out of the Peach Belt Tournament with a pair of wins on April 18. Since leaving USC Spartanburg in 1997, Dorman has coached at four schools as an assistant coach before settling in at USC Salkehatchie, where he is entering his sixth season with the Indians.

A baseball junkie, Fincher came to USCS with a colored baseball history, from serving five years as an assistant coach at Georgia College & State University to serving three as an assistant coach at Georgia. He was also in the first of 10 years as an assistant coach with the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod League. In the ensuing 13 years, Fincher has helped the program grow and expand, first into a contender in the Peach Belt Conference, one of the best Division II baseball conferences in the nation, and now he is in the midst of helping Upstate transition to Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference. Along the way, Fincher became the school’s all-time winningest coach in 2006. He has helped six Spartans reach their goal of playing professional baseball and he has posted three 30-win seasons. Fincher’s Spartans made the Peach Belt Tournament twice at the end of the school’s run in Division II and his first Division I team, in 2008, finished with a winning conference record, 17-16, in the always tough A-Sun.

The Daurity File

The Dorman File

The Fincher File

Collegiate Coaching Experience: 1981-85 Wofford College, Head Coach 1986-91 USC Spartanburg, Head Coach 1992-95 Campbell University, Head Coach

Collegiate Coaching Experience: 1987-88 USC Spartanburg, Asst. Coach 1992-97 USC Spartanburg, Head Coach 1998 Spartanburg Methodist, Asst. Coach 2000 Virginia Military Institute, Asst. Coach 2001-02 Coastal Carolina, Asst. Coach 2003-05 Newberry College, Asst. Coach 2006-Pres. USC Salkehatchie, Head Coach

Collegiate Coaching Experience: 1985 Eastern lllinois, Grad. Asst. Coach 1986-90 Georgia College & State, Asst. Coach 1994-96 University of Georgia, Asst. Coach 1997 Andrew College, Head Coach 1998-Pres. USC Upstate, Head Coach

Education: Appalachian State, 1968

Education: Wofford College, 1982

At USC Spartanburg: 1987 NAIA District Six Coach of the Year 1990 NAA District Six Coach of the Year Year Overall 1986 34-18-1 1987 36-9 1988 35-10 1989 14-24-1 1990 34-16 1991 29-14 Total 182-91-2

Conf. 15-3 16-2 18-2 6-12 12-6 - 67-25

Playoffs 1-2 2-2 0-2 5-3 8-9

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At USC Spartanburg: Year Overall Conf. 1992 20-22 7-8 1993 15-25-1 4-13-1 1994 14-30 3-18 1995 10-31 2-20 1996 18-28 9-15 1997 10-33 4-15 Total 87-169-1 29-83-1

Education: Georgia Southern, 1984

Playoffs 1-2 2-3 0-2 0-2 3-9

At USC Upstate: Year Overall 1998 13-39 1999 21-33 2000 13-40 2001 12-42 2002 21-34 2003 28-26 2004 24-28 2005 33-21 2006 33-24 2007 34-25 2008 25-29 2009 17-37 Total 274-378

Conf. 5-24 5-25 6-24 4-26 5-24 9-18 11-19 14-16 13-14 15-15 17-16 7-23 111-244

Playoffs 1-2 1-2 2-4


1986

1986

Head Coach: #14 John Daurity Assistant Coach: #18 Mike Alderson 34-18-1 Overall 15-3 NAIA District Six No. 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Name Russ Pearson Tony Earle Bryan Durham Stephen Germann Steve Hanvey Ben Ray Kenny Dickson Doug Keelan Scott Coleman Charlie Mobley Paul Rawl Chris Sturgill Joel Goff Greg Morton Gary Delaney Kevin Carr Dean Bridges Stan Sullivan George Sullivan Tim Brandt Eric Hunter Jerry Cobb Steve Bird Rick Hembree David Parker Chris Hawkins

Pos. SS INF 2B C OF C/3B 3B C/1B C OF INF UTL P OF OF P P P P P/OF P P P P P P

Cl. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr.

Hometown Walhalla, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Freehold, N.J. Walhalla, S.C. Union, S.C. Anderson, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Abbeville, S.C. York, S.C. Lexington, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Auburn, N.Y. Cowpens, S.C. Inman, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Syracuse, N.Y. Williamston, S.C. Mauldin, S.C. Edmond, Okla. Spartanburg, S.C. Boiling Springs, S.C. Seneca, S.C.

Results 3/2 3/2 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/4 3/6 3/8 3/11 3/12 3/15 3/16 3/22 3/22 3/23 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/29 3/31 4/1 4/2

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Lenior-Rhyne Lenior-Rhyne Appalachian State Appalachian State Alderson-Broaddus Alderson-Broaddus UNC Asheville USC Aiken* Gardner-Webb Ferrum Newberry* Francis Marion* Wilmington Morris* Youngstown State Youngstown State Western Carolina Appalachian State East Tennessee State East Tennessee State East Tennessee State Wingate Coastal Carolina Elon Newberry* Wofford*

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

4/3 Furman 4/4 at Piedmont 4/5 at Jacksonville State 4/5 at Jacksonville State 4/6 at West Georgia 4/6 at West Georgia 4/7 Southern Wesleyan* 4/9 at Southern Wesleyan* 4/11 Western Carolina 4/12 Gardner-Webb 4/12 Gardner-Webb 4/14 Voorhees* 4/15 at Francis Marion* 4/18 at Morris* 4/19 Allen* 4/19 Allen* 4/20 at USC Aiken* 4/21 at Erskine* 4/22 Furman 4/23 at Erskine* 4/24 UNC Asheville 4/25 at Wofford* 4/29 at Voorhees* 5/9 vs. Francis Marion$ 5/10 vs. Erskine$ 5/10 vs. Francis Marion$ $NAIA District Six Playoffs (Sumter, S.C.)

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


1986

Moments To Remember 3/2/86 – USC Spartanburg wins the first game in school history, 8-3, over LenoirRhyne. Joel Goff pitched six innings, allowing three runs and Bryan Durham went 3-for-4 with a double to lead USCS. 3/28/86 – Chris Hawkins strikes out a school-record 15 batters in a complete game, 12-7 win over Wingate. He allowed 12 hits and three earned runs in the win. 3/28-3/31/86 – Kenny Dickson hits five home runs and goes 13-for-15 (.867) in a three-game stretch. He hits two homers, has four hits and six RBI against Wingate, then two doubles, four hits and two RBI against Coastal Carolina and wraps it up with three homers, four runs, five hits and seven RBI against Elon. 1986 – With a 15-3 record in NAIA District Six, the Rifles finish their first season of varsity play second in the conference. 1986 – Doug Keelan sets a school record by hitting .457 in USC Spartanburg’s first season. His 79 hits in 173 at bats set a mark that has stood for nearly a quarter-century. Keelan earns Second Team NAIA All-American honors for his efforts. 1986 – In his only season with the Rifles, Steve Bird sets a school record and finishes third in the NAIA with a 1.65 ERA in 60 innings. He goes 5-3 in 20 games before being drafted in the sixth round by Cleveland, the highest selection ever for a USC Spartanburg player.

Joel Goff throws the first pitch in program history on March 2, 1986. Goff pitched six innings to help USCS earn an 8-3 win over Lenoir-Rhyne.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Doug Keelan Kenny Dickson Scott Coleman Steve Hanvey Charlie Mobley Gary Delaney Chris Sturgill Bryan Durham Russ Pearson --- Stan Sullivan Chris Ward Joel Goff Paul Rawl Steve Bird Greg Morton Tony Earle Steve Germann Jerry Cobb Team totals Opponents

avg .457 .417 .385 .380 .356 .335 .324 .316 .289 1.000 .667 .500 .381 .375 .286 .210 .154 .000 .353 .283

gp-gs 52-41 47-40 51-39 38-26 49-49 46-42 51-51 53-53 50-48 3-0 3-1 2-0 17-5 15-2 27-8 45-17 10-2 1-0 53-53 53-53

ab 173 187 161 142 163 170 188 206 173 1 3 2 21 24 42 62 13 0 1749 1708

r 43 58 26 48 46 43 60 44 44 1 1 0 4 9 20 43 1 1 495 369

h 2b 3b hr rbi 79 11 0 2 64 78 20 0 16 58 62 8 1 6 39 54 12 1 9 33 58 15 5 8 45 57 11 1 8 46 61 9 3 1 18 65 10 2 8 59 50 5 2 1 23 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 4 2 1 4 9 3 1 0 5 12 1 0 0 6 13 2 1 0 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 618 111 18 61 412 483 73 5 45 264

tb 96 146 90 95 107 94 79 103 62 1 2 1 19 14 13 17 6 0 948 701

slg% .555 .781 .559 .669 .656 .553 .420 .500 .358 1.000 .667 .500 .905 .583 .310 .274 .462 .000 .542 .410

bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh 36 4 8 - .548 4 6 15 1 28 - .459 2 0 57 1 20 - .545 1 0 13 0 15 - .432 0 0 12 7 19 - .414 4 0 16 2 34 - .395 2 1 35 1 28 - .431 1 6 15 2 33 - .357 7 3 23 3 16 - .376 3 5 0 0 0 - 1.000 0 0 0 0 1 - .667 0 0 0 0 0 - .500 0 0 4 1 3 - .500 0 1 5 0 3 - .483 0 3 1 0 9 - .302 0 0 11 1 14 - .338 0 1 5 0 10 - .389 0 0 0 0 0 - .000 0 0 251 23 246 - .436 24 26 255 14 39 1 0 .378 13 11

sb-att 3-4 3-3 2-2 4-6 8-10 9-10 10-13 9-11 8-11 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 9-10 14-18 0-0 0-0 81-100 83-105

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Steve Bird Chris Hawkins Joel Goff Tim Brandt Eric Hunter Rick Hembree --- Jerry Cobb Kevin Carr George Sullivan Dean Bridges David Parker Stan Sullivan Team totals Opponents

era 1.65 3.42 4.24 4.34 6.92 9.13 7.17 7.71 8.47 10.70 13.09 13.83 5.74 9.02

w-l 5-3 7-2 7-0 3-2 2-0 3-2 0-0 0-0 2-1 2-3 0-2 1-2 34-18 18-34 57

app 20 11 11 10 11 11 9 4 7 7 6 7 53 53

gs 1 10 9 7 6 9 2 0 1 3 2 3 53 53

cg 1 6 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 4

sho sv ip 0/0 9 60.0 1/0 0 71.0 0/0 1 68.0 0/0 0 37.1 0/0 1 39.0 0/0 0 45.1 0/0 0 21.1 0/0 0 4.2 0/0 0 17.0 0/0 0 17.2 0/0 0 11.0 0/0 0 13.2 1/0 11 406.0 0/0 3 397.1

h 37 71 57 46 62 77 33 4 21 29 21 25 483 618

r 24 40 46 35 41 63 21 8 20 26 20 25 369 495

er 11 27 32 18 30 46 17 4 16 21 16 21 259 398

bb so 29 69 34 75 36 65 32 37 27 34 27 39 14 21 5 3 15 19 17 18 9 7 10 4 255 391 251 246

2b 3b 9 1 9 1 10 1 4 0 8 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 3 1 5 1 73 5 111 18

hr bf bavg 1 - .149 6 - .217 6 - .192 4 - .241 4 - .308 7 - .302 2 - .292 2 - .167 5 - .236 2 - .293 2 - .323 4 - .294 45 1995 .283 61 2083 .353

wp hbp 1 1 3 2 12 0 2 1 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 26 14 21 23

bk 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1


1987

1987

Head Coach: #14 John Daurity Assistant Coaches: Tim Hofferth, Bubba Dorman 36-9 Overall 16-2 NAIA District Six No. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Scott Hayes INF Jr. Orlando, Fla. Todd Ellison INF Fr. Belton, S.C. Rick Given C Jr. Winter Park, Fla. Lindsay Robinson INF Jr. Timmonsville, S.C. Steve Hanvey OF Sr. Walhalla, S.C. Tom Marchiando INF Jr. Jamestown, N.Y. Kenny Dickson 3B Sr. Anderson, S.C. Doug Keelan C/1B Sr. Charlotte, N.C. Scott Coleman C Sr. Abbeville, S.C. Greg Neer P Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla. Chris Leach OF Jr. Gaffney, S.C. Chris Sturgill UTL Jr. Spartanburg, S.C. David Capizzi P Jr. Rochester, N.Y. Dean Spencer P So. Lancaster, S.C. Gary Delaney OF Sr. Auburn, N.Y. Kevin Carr P So. Cowpens, S.C. Leonard Thigpen OF Jr. Monticello, Fla. Tim Brandt P Sr. Syracuse, N.Y. Tony McKinney P Jr. Liberty, S.C. Don Brock P Jr. Williamston, S.C. Eric Hunter P So. Williamston, S.C. Ed Blair C Jr. Dayton, Ohio Ken Penland P Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga. David Parker P So. Boiling Springs, S.C. Chris Hawkins P Sr. Seneca, S.C.

Results

3/3 3/4 3/6 3/7 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/20 3/21 3/21 3/23 3/26 3/27 3/28 4/1 4/4 4/6

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Catawba Gardner-Webb Morris* USC Aiken* Assumption The Citadel The Citadel Catawba UNC Asheville Francis Marion* Newberry* Wingate Southern Wesleyan* Allen* Youngstown State Youngstown State Elon Western Carolina Morris* Francis Marion* Newberry* Allen* Southern Wesleyan*

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11-7 5-2 15-0 1-7 9-2 18-4 3-2 5-6 11-5 10-8 6-10 7-6 19-0 31-0 12-8 6-8 13-10 8-5 9-4 3-2 12-8 20-3 12-10

4/7 at Erskine* 4/9 UNC Asheville 4/10 Wofford* 4/11 Voorhees (forfeit)* 4/11 Vorhees (forfeit)* 4/13 at Tennessee Wesleyan 4/14 at Tennessee 4/16 at Vanderbilt 4/17 at Western Kentucky 4/18 at Belmont 4/18 at Belmont 4/20 at Western Carolina 4/21 Erskine* 4/22 Furman 4/24 Gardner-Webb 4/25 USC Aiken* 4/28 at Wofford* 5/4 Piedmont 5/8 vs. Newberry# 5/9 vs. USC Aiken# 5/10 vs. USC Aiken# 5/10 vs. USC Aiken# # NAIA District Six Playoffs (Sumter, S.C.)

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11-1 12-2 4-1 7-0 7-0 11-4 7-4 3-14 3-6 16-1 3-2 6-9 11-3 18-6 14-2 11-4 26-15 13-8 9-5 16-8 7-11 8-15


1987

Moments To Remember 4/14/87 – The Rifles power their way past Tennessee, 7-4, for the school’s first win over an SEC school. 4/28/87 – Gary Delaney hits a school-record four homers in a 26-15 win over Wofford. USC Spartanburg hits 10 in the game, with Leonard Thigpen and Kenny Dickson each hitting two homers. The win also helped the Rifles clinch a tie for a share of the District Six regular-season title.

Doing a mix of starting and relieving, Chris Hawkins led USCS with seven saves and added four wins and a 3.76 ERA as a senior.

5/8/87 – Eric Hunter wins his school-record eighth game of the year, a five-inning effort in a 13-8 win over Piedmont, setting a standard that has been matched twice, but has lasted 24 years. 5/9/87 – The Rifles beat USC Aiken, 16-8, to move into the NAIA District Six Tournament championship series, winning their school-record 36th game of the season, but Aiken wins the next two games for the title. 1987 – Leonard Thigpen passes Kenny Dickson’s year-old record of 16 homers by hitting a school-record 21 homers. He added a .368 average and 74 RBI to earn the school’s only league Player of the Year award. He was also an All-Area VII selection.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Kenny Dickson Scott Coleman Gary Delaney Chris Sturgill Leonard Thigpen Steve Hanvey Todd Ellison Doug Keelan Rick Given --- Eric Hunter Ken Penland Tim Brandt Scott Hayes Tom Marchiando Chris Leach Lindsay Robinson Dave Capizzi Ed Blair Chris Hawkins Greg Neer Kevin Carr Dean Spencer Don Brock Team totals Opponents

avg .388 .379 .378 .368 .368 .344 .330 .297 .294 1.000 .500 .444 .333 .303 .301 .288 .200 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .340 .265

gp-gs 29-29 36-36 38-36 41-34 43-43 41-40 37-29 43-43 43-41 1-0 4-0 6-1 17-11 23-9 37-23 22-17 20-4 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 2-0 45-45 45-45

ab 116 116 135 133 163 154 100 145 153 1 4 9 39 33 83 52 15 2 1 1 1 1 2 1459 1355

r 45 44 39 50 55 42 22 44 16 0 2 4 15 16 36 7 15 0 1 0 0 1 0 454 238

h 2b 3b 45 10 1 44 11 0 51 12 0 49 7 1 60 11 2 53 9 2 33 9 1 43 11 1 45 6 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 0 13 3 1 10 2 0 25 3 0 15 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 496 103 9 359 61 3

hr rbi 9 36 8 38 9 45 0 22 21 74 8 42 6 30 2 27 7 39 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 2 13 1 14 3 16 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 76 410 36 209

tb 84 79 90 58 138 90 62 62 72 1 3 6 18 18 31 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 845 534

slg% .724 .681 .667 .436 .847 .584 .620 .428 .471 1.000 .750 .667 .462 .545 .373 .558 .267 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .579 .394

bb hbp so 8 6 12 34 6 13 14 0 30 30 3 17 21 5 26 12 0 13 14 0 15 38 1 6 29 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 7 1 5 2 3 3 23 0 20 5 1 5 4 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 246 30 192 247 19 295

ob% .447 .532 .430 .485 .446 .387 .402 .439 .403 1.000 .500 .545 .447 .395 .453 .344 .368 .333 .750 .000 .000 .000 .000 .437 .381

sf 2 2 2 3 4 2 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 31 18

sh 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11

sb-att po 14-14 21 2-3 30 2-2 56 11-12 65 8-10 68 3-3 42 3-4 33 0-0 334 0-0 281 0-0 3 0-0 1 0-0 10 1-1 29 4-5 7 28-32 38 0-0 12 2-2 10 0-0 7 0-0 4 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 1 78-88 1056 29-37 987

hr 4 5 6 3 5 4 0 3 0 0 36 76

bavg .245 .253 .243 .229 .310 .287 .429 .321 .214 .000 .265 .340

a 49 2 1 78 101 0 5 30 30 11 5 17 29 9 3 16 1 0 13 2 1 6 9 422 362

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Chris Hawkins Don Brock Tony McKinney Tim Brandt Eric Hunter --- Ken Penland Kenny Dickson Greg Neer Kevin Carr Lindsay Robinson Team totals Opponents

era 3.76 4.22 4.04 5.17 6.15 5.00 5.40 6.48 6.75 13.50 4.84 10.77

w-l 4-2 7-0 4-1 6-1 8-3 3-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 36-9 9-36 59

app 18 10 11 12 11 17 1 9 7 1 45 45

gs 8 10 4 6 10 0 0 6 1 0 45 45

cg 0 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 9 5

sho sv ip 0/0 7 64.2 2/0 0 64.0 0/0 2 35.2 0/0 0 47.0 0/0 0 60.0 0/0 4 27.0 0/0 0 1.2 0/0 0 25.0 0/0 1 2.2 0/0 0 0.2 2/0 14 351.2 0/0 0 338.1

h 57 61 35 38 79 29 3 34 3 0 359 496

r 35 35 24 34 52 18 1 23 3 1 238 454

er 27 30 16 27 41 15 1 18 2 1 189 405

bb so 38 56 54 59 18 26 48 36 29 47 23 23 1 2 23 16 3 2 2 0 246 295 247 192

2b 3b 11 1 11 0 4 0 9 1 14 1 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 61 3 103 9

wp hbp bk 2 7 1 1 2 3 4 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 14 19 24 3 30

e 11 2 4 7 31 3 1 9 7 1 0 4 5 3 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 101 100

fld% .864 .941 .934 .953 .845 .933 .974 .976 .978 .933 1.000 .871 .921 .842 .953 .778 1.000 1.000 .944 1.000 1.000 1.000 .833 .936 .931


1988

1988

Head Coach: #30 John Daurity Assistant Coach: #31 Bubba Dorman 35-10 Overall 18-2 NAIA District Six No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29

Name Russ Pearson Tony Earle Tony Green Todd Ellison Rick Given Lindsay Robinson Clay Carter Jeff Lipscomb Jim Jablonski Kurt Wessler Greg Morton Paul O’Neal Shane Hessler Pat Hall Chris Sturgill David Capizzi Dean Spencer Tony McKinney Gary Roessel Kevin Carr Scott Small Chris Cranford Steve DeRoos Don Brock Eric Hunter Ken Penland John McAulay Patrick Kendrick

Pos. INF INF INF INF C INF INF INF OF INF OF OF C OF UTL OF P P OF P INF P P P P P P P

Cl. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr.

Hometown Walhalla, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Aloha, Ore. Belton, S.C. Winter Park, Fla. Timmonsville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Gaffney, S.C. Escondido, Calif. Kannapolis, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Virginia Beach, Va. Easley, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Rochester, N.Y. Lancaster, S.C. Liberty, S.C. Fairport, N.Y. Cowpens, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Whiting, Ind. Hobart, Ind. Williamston, S.C. Williamston, S.C. Stone Mountain, Ga. Huntersville, N.C. Shelby, N.C.

Results

2/20 2/20 2/26 2/27 2/29 3/1 3/3 3/4 3/5 3/6 3/8 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/15 3/16 3/17 3/19 3/22 3/23 3/25 3/26 3/28

at at at at at at at

Davidson Davidson Limestone* Wingate Limestone* Presbyterian* Newberry* Gardner-Webb Voorhees* Catawba Allen Morris* Francis Marion* East Tennessee State Newberry* Cortland State USC Aiken* Youngstown State Western Carolina Southern Wesleyan* Morris* Francis Marion* Southern Wesleyan*

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

9-3 7-4 21-6 11-3 11-2 21-2 6-3 12-4 5-1 8-5 24-1 15-0 16-15 20-11 20-4 23-5 22-11 4-5 10-11 18-2 22-0 9-11 21-9

3/28 Wingate 3/29 at UNC Asheville 3/30 at Davidson 3/31 vs. Newberry$ 4/2 vs. Limestone$ 4/4 vs. Wofford$ 4/8 at Western Carolina 4/9 Wofford* 4/10 at Presbyterian* 4/11 at Catawba 4/13 UNC Asheville 4/14 at Furman 4/15 at Elon 4/16 at USC Aiken* 4/18 at Wofford* 4/20 Erskine* 4/22 at Gardner-Webb 4/23 at Appalachian State 4/26 at Erskine* 4/27 Voorhees* 5/6 vs. Wofford# 5/7 vs. USC Aiken# # NAIA District Six Playoffs (Sumter, S.C.) $ Spartanburg Phillies Tournament

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

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


1988

Moments To Remember 2/20/88 – Don Brock and Chris Cranford, despite walking 13 batters, combine to one-hit Davidson in the season-opener, leading the Rifles to a 9-3 win in the seven-inning game. 2/20-3/17/88 – The Rifles open the season by winning a school-record 17 straight games, including wins over Davidson, Limestone, Presbyterian, Gardner-Webb, ETSU and USC Aiken. 4/20/88 – USC Spartanburg downs Erskine, 12-4, for Head Coach John Daurity’s 100th win at the school. He reached the mark faster than any coach in school history, just three years. 1988 – Russ Pearson leads the NAIA in runs scored, finishing with 72 in 42 games, an average of 1.71 per game. Lindsay Robinson is seventh in the nation at 1.51 per game. Three Rifles (Rick Given, Todd Ellison and Lindsay Robinson) are among the top 10 in the nation in RBI per game. 4/22/88 – Don Brock ties Eric Hunter’s mark for single-season wins by winning his eighth decision of the year, throwing a complete-game four-hitter in an 11-5 win over Gardner-Webb. 6/88 – Five USC Spartanburg players (Don Brock, Rick Given, Ken Penland, Lindsay Robinson and Leonard Thigpen) are selected in the MLB June draft, a school record.

Don Brock posts an 8-2 mark with a 3.64 ERA in 81.2 innings. He was inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Lindsay Robinson Russ Pearson Chris Sturgill Gary Roessel Jim Jablonski Tony Earle Rick Given Todd Ellison --Clay Carter Ken Penland Tony Green Jeff Lipscomb Paul O’Neil Don Brock Pat Hall Greg Morton Curt Wessler Shawn Hester Dave Capizzi Tony McKinney Team totals Opponents

avg .430 .425 .384 .367 .364 .356 .346 .305

gp-gs 43-43 42-42 44-44 41-37 45-44 43-41 44-43 45-45

ab 165 174 159 128 162 149 162 174

r 65 72 70 42 54 44 48 61

h 71 74 61 47 59 53 56 53

2b 13 13 11 14 14 8 9 10

3b 1 0 8 2 0 3 0 3

hr 18 3 3 4 11 3 16 13

rbi 67 44 40 35 38 41 69 68

tb 140 96 97 77 106 76 113 108

slg% .848 .552 .610 .602 .654 .510 .698 .621

bb hbp 26 7 28 6 56 4 27 2 32 9 13 4 36 3 38 2

so gdp ob% sf 16 - .525 0 14 - .507 5 25 - .543 4 17 - .466 6 20 - .490 1 21 - .412 4 23 - .461 5 26 - .417 9

.400 .375 .348 .330 .300 .286 .250 .250 .231 .185 .143 .000 .353 .251

8-1 8-2 18-2 36-25 28-14 4-0 19-4 21-5 11-0 16-4 28-7 1-1 45-45 45-45

10 16 23 94 60 7 32 32 13 27 28 2 1617 1453

4 4 7 30 12 0 7 7 3 4 10 0 544 239

4 0 0 1 5 6 3 0 0 8 8 2 0 0 5 31 8 0 3 30 18 7 0 0 18 2 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 11 8 2 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 2 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 571 120 19 76 493 365 53 1 40 207

7 9 10 48 25 3 11 15 3 7 6 0 957 540

.700 .563 .435 .511 .417 .429 .344 .469 .231 .259 .214 .000 .592 .372

5 0 2 - 0 0 2 - 5 0 6 - 27 5 6 - 15 0 10 - 0 0 3 - 3 0 4 - 4 0 7 - 1 0 1 - 5 0 5 - 5 0 4 - 2 0 0 - 328 42 212 - 204 17 341 34

sh 3 2 3 2 0 3 1 3

.563 1 0 .375 0 0 .464 0 0 .488 3 1 .440 0 1 .286 0 0 .314 0 0 .333 0 0 .286 0 0 .313 0 1 .273 0 4 .500 0 0 .465 38 24 .348 9 11

sb-att 1-2 10-11 26-30 8-9 5-5 16-21 0-0 0-1

0-0 3 0-0 0 0-0 7 4-4 30 2-3 13 0-0 4 4-4 11 0-0 5 0-0 17 0-0 61 5-5 12 0-0 5 81-95 1127 29-47 1092

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Ken Penland Don Brock Tony McKinney Eric Hunter --- Scott Small Dean Spencer Steve DeRoos Chris Cranford Patrick Kendrick Kevin Carr John McAulay Team totals Opponents

era 3.49 3.64 4.39 4.73 0.00 3.12 5.03 5.52 5.57 9.00 23.14 4.36 11.41

w-l 4-3 8-2 7-0 7-1 0-0 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-1 0-0 0-0 35-10 10-35 61

app 16 11 12 11 3 8 12 9 5 2 2 45 45

gs 4 11 8 11 0 1 1 5 4 0 1 45 45

cg 1 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2

sho sv ip 1/0 1 56.2 1/0 0 81.2 0/0 0 67.2 0/0 0 72.1 0/0 0 6.0 0/0 1 17.1 0/0 0 19.2 0/0 0 29.1 0/0 0 21.0 0/0 0 2.0 0/0 0 2.1 2/0 2 376.0 0/0 0 362.0

h 50 69 62 73 3 15 16 40 25 4 8 365 567

r 32 42 44 47 0 9 12 27 20 2 6 241 549

er 22 33 33 38 0 6 11 18 13 2 6 182 459

bb so 24 73 52 66 32 57 39 53 2 0 12 17 12 24 18 26 13 26 2 1 4 0 210 343 320 214

2b 3b 5 0 12 0 13 0 15 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 56 1 121 19

hr 5 5 10 11 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 39 77

po 39 8 65 51 68 71 305 346

wp hbp bk 1 3 0 3 4 2 1 2 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 18 3 22 43 1

a 77 8 107 2 4 89 29 14

e fld% 16 .879 5 .762 17 .910 2 .964 1 .986 8 .952 5 .985 7 .981

3 1 2 0 9 2 2 3 3 2 14 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 15 4 410 86 388 110

.857 1.000 .889 .914 .889 .818 .929 1.000 .950 1.000 .923 .833 .947 .931


1989

1989

Results

Head Coach: #30 John Daurity Assistant Coaches: Jerry Lewis, Ben Waddle 14-24 Overall 6-12 NAIA District Six No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31

Name Frank Buberl James Berry Tony Green Todd Ellison Clay Overcash Stacey Condrey Clay Carter Jeff Lipscomb Jim Jablonski Greg Houston Greg Morton Paul O’Neal David Holzbach Matt Green Gene Pushee John Panepinto Mike Fitzgerald Rodney Satterfield Jeff Brooks Kevin Carr Nick Klock Chris Cranford Steve DeRoos Chris Fowler Eric Hunter Neil Dayton Steve Thompson John McAulay Patrick Kendrick Dan Owens

Pos. OF/C C INF INF C C/INF INF INF OF P/INF OF UTL INF INF INF P OF UTL P P P P P P P P P P P INF

Cl. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr.

Hometown Sykesville, Md. Columbia, S.C. Aloha, Ore. Belton, S.C. Harrisburg, N.C. Inman, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Gaffney, S.C. Escondido, Calif. Belton, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Virginia Beach, Va. East Chicago, Ind. Toneytown, Md. Bradford, Vt. Arlington, Va. Fairfax, Va. Seneca, S.C. East Thetford, Vt. Cowpens, S.C. Elbridge, N.Y. Whiting, Ind. Hobart, Ind. Walhalla, S.C. Williamston, S.C. Mint Hill, S.C. Highland, Ind. Huntersville, N.C. Shelby, N.C. Hebron, Ind.

3/2 3/7 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/24 3/25 3/28 3/29 3/30 3/31 4/1 4/1

at at at at at at at vs. vs. vs. vs.

Carson-Newman Limestone* Francis Marion* Louisville High Point Newberry* Western Carolina Bluefield State Morris* North Florida North Florida The Citadel Wagner Francis Marion* Western Carolina Benedict* Limestone# Newberry# Gardner-Webb# Wofford#

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

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

4/2 vs. USC Aiken# 4/6 Benedict* 4/8 at USC Aiken* 4/11 Morris* 4/12 at Voorhees* 4/13 Wingate 4/13 Wingate 4/14 at High Point 4/16 Presbyterian* 4/18 Erskine* 4/19 at Limestone* 4/20 Wofford 4/21 at Presbyterian* 4/22 USC Aiken* 4/23 at UNC Asheville 4/25 Voorhees* 4/25 Erskine* 4/26 at Newberry* 4/27 at Wofford # Spartanburg Phillies Tournament

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

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


1989

Moments To Remember 4/13/89 – In a span of three innings, Todd Ellison ties and sets the school record with his 25th and 26th career homers against Wingate at Rifle Field. He goes on to blast 19 more in his career, giving him 45, a mark that has stood for 20 seasons. 4/14/1989 - Eric Hunter pitches five innings, allowing two hits to earn the win and Nick Klock pitches four hitless innings, as the pair combines on a two-hitter in a 9-2 win at High Point.

Todd Ellison led the Rifles as a junior, hitting a walk-off homer against Wofford and setting the school’s career dingers mark.

4/20/89 – Todd Ellison hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on an 0-2 pitch to lift Upstate to a 3-2 win over Wofford. 4/25/89 - Eric Hunter wins his 20th and final career game as a Rifle, tossing a complete game to beat Erskine, 7-4. The win sets a school record that stands for 19 years. 4/27/89 - Kevin Carr, Eric Hunter and Greg Morton become the first set of Rifles to complete their four years of eligibility fully at USC Spartanburg.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Todd Ellison Jeff Lipscomb Stacey Condrey Paul O’Neil Rodney Satterfield Clay Overcash Frank Buberl --Dan Owens Greg Morton David Holzbach Clay Carter Green, Matt Jeff Brooks Gene Pushee Eric Hunter Greg Houston Chris Cranford Jim Jablonski James Berry Tony Green Steve Thompson Team totals Opponents

avg .387 .289 .284 .279 .269 .264 .235

gp-gs 38-38 38-38 35-31 38-37 34-24 36-32 34-30

ab 142 142 116 122 93 110 115

r 30 35 18 25 21 15 22

h 55 41 33 34 25 29 27

2b 11 10 4 5 6 6 1

.353 .352 .333 .315 .258 .250 .226 .200 .160 .154 .150 .125 .000 .000 .281 .303

24-17 29-20 3-3 23-17 12-8 3-1 16-7 2-1 27-22 6-3 12-12 10-2 2-0 2-0 39-39 39-39

68 71 6 54 31 4 31 5 75 13 40 8 1 0 1247 1259

13 22 0 15 8 0 6 1 7 3 9 2 1 1 254 305

24 8 25 8 2 0 17 3 8 2 1 0 7 1 1 0 12 0 2 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 350 67 382 79

3b hr 0 11 3 3 0 3 1 2 1 5 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 3

rbi 39 26 18 23 25 21 15

tb 99 66 46 47 48 47 34

slg% .697 .465 .397 .385 .516 .427 .296

bb hbp 30 1 32 3 16 4 30 6 6 1 23 3 8 2

so gdp ob% sf 8 - .494 1 10 - .427 1 16 - .390 0 20 - .440 1 19 - .308 4 10 - .404 0 9 - .294 1

1 12 2 25 0 3 0 8 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 226 46 263

35 39 2 22 10 1 8 1 12 2 7 3 0 0 528 605

.515 .549 .333 .407 .323 .250 .258 .200 .160 .154 .175 .375 .000 .000 .423 .481

10 0 7 - 14 1 13 - 3 0 2 - 9 1 13 - 2 0 4 - 0 0 1 - 6 0 3 - 0 0 3 - 7 0 9 - 3 1 2 - 13 2 8 - 2 0 2 - 1 0 1 - 0 0 0 - 215 25 160 29 221 28 166 33

sh sb-att po 1 1-1 294 1 5-9 97 1 1-3 43 2 3-4 74 1 9-13 43 1 1-1 142 1 4-5 35

.425 2 1 .465 0 1 .500 1 0 .422 0 0 .303 0 0 .250 0 0 .342 1 0 .200 0 0 .232 0 0 .333 1 1 .375 1 0 .300 0 0 .500 0 0 .000 0 0 .393 14 11 .413 19 16

0-0 2-2 0-0 2-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-1 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 36-51 53-69

14 31 5 28 14 0 15 0 29 3 25 0 1 6 907 928

a 17 1 35 76 3 17 1

e 5 6 8 8 1 4 2

fld% .984 .942 .907 .949 .979 .975 .947

22 6 4 3 4 0 39 10 27 4 5 0 10 2 2 1 72 7 13 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 10 0 403 72 428 64

.857 .921 1.000 .870 .911 1.000 .926 .667 .935 1.000 .963 .000 1.000 1.000 .948 .955

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Nick Klock Steve Thompson John Panepinto Chris Cranford --- Todd Ellison Eric Hunter Greg Houston Chris Fowler Jeff Brooks Patrick Kendrick Steve DeRoos Kevin Carr John McAulay Neil Dayton Team totals Opponents

era 5.50 7.53 7.71 9.21 0.00 4.18 4.22 5.40 6.45 6.97 7.71 8.64 8.84 11.25 7.13 6.54

w-l 1-2 1-2 2-4 3-5 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-1 1-0 0-1 1-2 0-2 1-2 0-1 15-24 24-15 63

app gs 12 3 13 5 8 7 11 7 1 0 6 4 4 0 16 0 13 0 4 4 4 1 10 2 5 5 5 0 39 39 39 39

cg 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7

sho sv 0/0 2 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/1 2 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/1 0 0/0 1 1/1 7 3/0 10

ip 36.0 43.0 32.2 42.0 1.0 23.2 10.2 20.0 22.1 20.2 9.1 16.2 19.1 8.0 305.2 304.0

h 37 55 42 59 0 25 12 20 27 27 13 19 33 13 382 350

r 30 38 32 47 0 25 9 13 18 16 13 24 25 15 305 254

er 22 36 28 43 0 11 5 12 16 16 8 16 19 10 242 221

bb so 27 31 27 19 23 19 34 23 0 2 21 16 4 3 13 7 17 13 17 12 8 4 16 5 10 7 4 5 221 166 213 160

2b 7 17 11 19 0 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 4 1 79 67

3b 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6

hr 4 8 6 5 0 1 2 1 2 2 3 7 2 3 46 33

bavg .268 .324 .304 .331 .000 .248 .273 .267 .307 .314 .317 .275 .371 .333 .303 .281

wp hbp sfa sha 5 1 - - 2 4 - - 2 3 - - 1 4 - - 0 0 - - 4 3 - - 0 1 - - 3 1 - - 3 0 - - 3 2 - - 0 3 - - 2 3 - - 6 3 - - 4 0 - - 35 28 19 16 51 25 14 11

bk 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 4


1990

1990

Head Coach: #14 John Daurity Assistant Coaches: Ben Waddle, Oliver Whitaker 34-16 Overall 12-6 NAIA District Six NAIA District Six Champions No. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Name Ron Hill Dale Nelson Todd Ellison Clay Overcash Stanley Jones Clay Carter Jeff Lipscomb Mark Faile Greg Houston Eric Prince David Fish David Holzbach Eric Hersman John Panepinto Dean Spencer Rodney Satterfield Jeff Brooks Steve Thompson Nick Klock Chris Cranford Robbie Gwinn Chris Fowler Matthew Price Tommy Hodge Steve Barr Kerry Avery Danny Taylor Ronnie Martin

Pos. OF C INF C INF INF INF OF P/INF UTL P INF P P P UTL P P P P P P INF/P OF OF P INF INF

Cl. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Greer, S.C. Laurens, S.C. Belton, S.C. Harrisburg, N.C. Lancaster, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Gaffney, S.C. Lancaster, S.C. Belton, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Cowpens, S.C. East Chicago, Ind. Ripley, W.Va. Arlington, Va. Lancaster, S.C. Seneca, S.C. East Thetford, Vt. Highland, Ind. Elbridge, N.Y. Whiting, Ind. Pickens, S.C. Walhalla, S.C. York, S.C. Hartsville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Endicott, N.Y. Sykesville, Md. Rutherfordton, N.C.

Results

2/18 2/24 2/24 2/25 2/27 2/28 3/4 3/5 3/7 3/9 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/15 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/31

at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at vs.

Georgia College & St. Wingate Wingate Benedict* Wofford Newberry* Presbyterian* Benedict* Presbyterian* Francis Marion* California (Pa) Wofford High Point High Point Wingate Erskine* Francis Marion* Columbus State LaGrange Columbus State Kennesaw State Kennesaw State Georgia College & St. USC Aiken* Limestone* Erskine$

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

7-5 13-12 0-4 23-0 10-7 8-1 12-13 19-3 3-1 19-12 32-15 15-11 6-0 11-3 7-6 2-0 7-9 6-4 11-5 4-5 6-5 1-4 6-4 9-12 5-6 11-8

3/31 vs. Wofford$ W 4/1 vs. Limestone$ W 4/4 at Morris* W 4/7 Columbus State L 4/8 Armstrong Atlantic St. L 4/9 at Southern Wesleyan W 4/10 Erskine* W 4/11 Newberry* W 4/13 Limestone* W 4/14 Southern Wesleyan L 4/15 at Armstrong Atlantic St. L 4/16 at The Citadel W 4/18 Voorhees* W 4/18 Voorhees* W 4/20 Morris* W 4/21 at USC Aiken* L 5/4 vs. USC Aiken# W 5/6 vs. Francis Marion# W 5/7 vs. Francis Marion# L 5/7 vs. Francis Marion# W 5/17 vs. Elon% W 5/18 vs. West Liberty State% L 5/18 vs. Elon% W 5/19 vs. West Liberty State% L $ Duncan Park Classic # NAIA District Six Playoffs (Charleston, S.C.) %NAIA Area Seven Playoffs (Spartanburg, S.C.)

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


1990

Moments To Remember 4/3/90 – The Rifles beat the Class A Spartanburg Phillies, 5-3 in an exhibition game at Duncan Park. Steve Barr scored the go-ahead run on a single by Greg Houston in the fourth and USCS went on to win. 4/16/90 – After Jeff Brooks allows two first-inning runs, he allows just two more in the next six and a three-run homer from Tom Hodge puts USCS in control, as it downs The Citadel, 8-4. Chris Fowler throws two innings to cap the win against the Bulldogs, who went on to compete in Omaha at the College World Series. 5/3/90 – John Daurity wins his second NAIA District Six Coach of the Year award while four players (Todd Ellison, Clay Overcash, Jeff Lipscomb and Chris Fowler) earn NAIA All-District Six honors. 5/6/90 – Steve Thompson throws eight innings of one-hit ball to lift the Rifles to an 8-2 win over Francis Marion and into the District Six Championship series. He allows two runs on three walks and strikes out one. 5/7/90 – After losing the early game to force a decisive championship game, USC Spartanburg beats Francis Marion, 18-9, to win its only NAIA District Six title. Tommy Hodge and Jeff Lipscomb each score four runs in the game.

Jeff Lipscomb helped lead USCS to its only NAIA District Six title by scoring four runs in the title game against Francis Marion, an 18-9 Rifle win.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Clay Overcash Todd Ellison Stanley Jones Jeff Lipscomb Steve Barr Tommy Hodge Mark Faile Dan Taylor Rodney Satterfield Eric Prince --- Rhett Carroll Jeff Brooks David Fish Ron Hill David Holzbach Greg Houston Dale Nelson Clay Carter John Panepinto Kerry Avery Nick Klock Chris Fowler Dean Spencer Team totals Opponents

avg .367 .364 .341 .337 .331 .316 .313 .296 .286 .268 .750 .667 .500 .318 .306 .221 .200 .177 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 .279

gp-gs 30-29 46-46 50-47 47-43 47-29 48-46 45-44 34-29 42-37 41-34 3-0 2-0 2-0 21-3 26-21 26-24 5-1 29-16 1-0 5-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 50-50 50-50

ab 109 162 173 169 118 171 166 108 133 142 4 3 2 22 62 86 5 62 1 4 1 1 0 1704 1646

r 12 48 44 61 43 60 45 22 34 21 1 1 1 15 19 15 2 19 0 1 0 0 1 465 300

h 2b 3b 40 6 2 59 11 0 59 12 1 57 15 4 39 8 0 54 10 4 52 8 1 32 9 0 38 14 0 38 11 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 7 3 0 19 3 0 19 1 0 1 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 531 114 15 459 72 16

hr rbi 3 27 15 55 12 48 6 41 4 13 12 56 8 37 3 30 6 30 2 27 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 18 0 11 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 404 51 256

tb 59 115 109 98 59 108 86 50 70 59 5 2 3 10 34 20 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 903 716

slg% .541 .710 .630 .580 .500 .632 .518 .463 .526 .415 1.250 .667 1.500 .455 .548 .233 .200 .242 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .530 .435

bb hbp so 12 1 11 35 2 19 24 6 33 47 2 12 16 0 29 28 6 34 25 5 19 11 1 16 10 4 24 14 0 20 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 4 16 1 7 9 2 13 1 0 0 11 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 264 32 260 213 31 239

ob% .424 .466 .430 .486 .407 .419 .412 .358 .349 .331 .750 .750 .500 .444 .444 .306 .333 .301 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 .407 .369

sf 3 7 4 0 1 5 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 13

sh sb-att po 2 2-3 147 0 1-1 347 0 14-19 36 0 7-10 62 3 20-26 58 2 24-30 83 2 4-4 72 2 3-3 66 1 1-2 74 3 1-2 108 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 6 0 0-0 0 1 1-2 10 0 1-2 52 1 3-3 41 0 0-0 2 1 2-4 29 0 0-0 2 0 0-0 5 0 0-0 3 0 0-0 3 0 0-0 4 18 84-111 1216 13 47-78 1224

a 21 31 114 3 2 5 2 3 79 19 0 7 0 9 44 78 0 61 7 5 7 15 12 562 469

e 5 7 23 1 2 5 3 1 18 2 0 1 0 0 8 9 0 7 2 1 2 1 0 104 128

fld% .971 .982 .867 .985 .968 .946 .961 .986 .895 .984 .000 .929 .000 1.000 .923 .930 1.000 .928 .818 .909 .833 .947 1.000 .945 .930

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Chris Fowler John Panepinto Steve Thompson Jeff Brooks Chris Cranford Kerry Avery Dean Spencer --- Nick Klock Robbie Gwinn Matthew Price Team totals Opponents

era 3.26 3.49 4.82 5.03 5.64 5.67 7.92 3.44 8.53 9.00 5.23 8.38

w-l 6-2 2-1 5-2 8-2 6-4 1-3 3-2 2-0 0-0 1-0 34-16 16-34 65

app 24 14 12 13 13 12 13 21 8 6 50 50

gs 0 2 11 8 10 6 11 0 0 2 50 50

cg 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 7

sho sv ip 0/0 8 47.0 0/0 2 38.2 0/0 0 65.1 0/0 0 53.2 1/0 0 60.2 0/1 1 39.2 0/0 0 55.2 0/1 2 34.0 0/0 0 6.1 0/0 0 12.0 2/1 13 413.0 1/0 7 407.0

h 34 33 77 59 75 49 79 26 9 18 459 531

r 18 24 45 38 50 29 57 16 7 16 300 465

er 17 15 35 30 38 25 49 13 6 12 240 379

bb so 20 30 23 19 24 40 31 19 24 40 15 24 37 33 21 22 6 5 12 7 213 239 264 260

2b 3b 5 1 3 1 11 2 7 3 10 4 9 1 18 1 2 3 3 0 4 0 72 16 114 15

hr 2 2 9 8 6 4 13 4 0 3 51 76

bavg .202 .226 .295 .282 .300 .301 .338 .200 .750 .581 .279 .312

wp hbp bk 3 10 0 1 3 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 1 3 0 5 5 0 8 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 31 31 1 53 32 8


1991

1991

Head Coach: #14 John Daurity Assistant Coaches: Bob O’Hoppe, Ben Waddle, Oliver Whitaker 29-14 Overall • #26 Final Collegiate Baseball Ranking No. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Name Ron Hill Mark Hawkins Ben Wages Clay Overcash Stanley Jones John Kingsmore David Lanzetti Mark Faile Greg Houston Eric Prince Tommy Petty David Holzbach Eric Hersman David Fults Chris Jackson Pete Agostinelli Jeff Brooks Miller Robinson Shane Johnson Mason Wall Danny Taylor Chris Fowler Matthew Price Tommy Hodge Steve Barr Kerry Avery

Pos. OF OF C/SS C 1B/3B OF SS OF/P P 3B/C P INF P OF/1B P P P INF P P INF P INF/P OF OF P

Cl. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown Greer, S.C. Williamston, S.C. Buffalo, S.C. Harrisburg, N.C. Lancaster, S.C. Buffalo, S.C. Gladstone, N.J. Lancaster, S.C. Belton, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Buffalo, S.C. East Chicago, Ind. Ripley, W.Va. Watertown, N.Y. Orange Park, Fla. Rochester, N.Y. East Thetford, Vt. Columbia, S.C. North Augusta, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Sykesville, Md. Walhalla, S.C. York, S.C. Hartsville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Endicott, N.Y.

Results

2/27 2/28 3/1 3/6 3/9 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/15 3/16 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/19 3/20 3/22 3/23 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/27

at at at at at at vs. at at at

Southern Wesleyan Newberry Newberry South Carolina State Columbus State Georgia College & St. High Point Wingate Francis Marion Belmont Abbey Belmont Abbey Tusculum High Point USC Aiken Wingate Georgia College & St. Columbus State Eastern Illinois LaGrange Columbus State Columbus State Elon

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

9-8 12-3 8-1 22-6 9-4 13-6 6-2 4-2 14-8 8-2 11-1 13-3 16-4 5-10 8-9 12-3 6-5 2-4 5-4 8-7 1-10 7-16

3/28 3/30 4/3 4/4 4/7 4/9 4/10 4/13 4/14 4/17 4/17 4/18 4/22 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/26 5/7 5/8 5/9

at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at

East Tennessee State Wofford USC Aiken Presbyterian Armstrong Atlantic St. Presbyterian Elon Armstrong Atlantic St. Armstrong Atlantic St. Bristol Bristol UNC Asheville Gardner-Webb East Tennessee State Southern Wesleyan Gardner-Webb Erskine Erskine Tennessee Furman Furman

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

5-4 5-8 6-9 5-8 7-6 7-1 4-5 2-4 1-2 14-2 7-6 10-8 3-2 9-5 10-1 8-4 4-1 0-1 2-14 3-4 7-3


1991

Moments To Remember 8/1/90 - USC Spartanburg enters into a five-year deal with the Spartanburg Phillies to use Duncan Park as the exclusive home to the baseball team to help usher in USCS’ Division II era. 2/27-3/18/91 – USC Spartanburg wins its first 13 games as a Division II school, scoring 10 or more runs in seven of those wins. 3/1/91 - Steve Barr, Tommy Hodge and Stanley Jones lead off a game at Duncan Park with back-to-back-to-back homers, helping lead USCS to an 8-1 win over Newberry. Hodge also adds another homer in the second inning. 3/16/91 – In a doubleheader against Belmont Abbey, Rifle pitching allows three hits, as Matthew Price threw a one-hitter in the first game, striking out six in an 8-2 win. Tommy Petty threw five innings of two-hit ball to pace USCS to an 11-1 win in the second game. 4/17-4/18 - Ben Wages wins games on back-to-back days, the first time in school history the feat is accomplished, as he posts relief wins over Bristol and UNC Asheville. 5/9/91 – Stanley Jones finishes his senior year by driving in 63 runs, which was fourth-best in the NCAA Division II.

Tommy Hodge led the Rifles into Division II, hitting a team-high 13 homers and earning First Team All-South Atlantic Region honors.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Stanley Jones Miller Robinson Tommy Hodge Eric Prince Steve Barr Mark Faile David Fults David Lanzetti Clay Overcash --Kerry Avery Ron Hill Mark Hawkins Ben Wages Mark Bishop Dan Taylor David Holzbach Greg Houston Jeff Brooks Chris Fowler Team totals Opponents

avg .398 .352 .352 .333 .331 .323 .290 .289 .219

gp-gs 42-42 36-33 41-39 41-41 42-41 42-42 26-25 37-32 32-31

ab 166 122 145 153 166 161 100 121 105

r 40 24 50 19 50 31 19 19 12

h 66 43 51 51 55 52 29 35 23

2b 14 8 11 10 16 12 8 9 7

3b hr 1 12 0 2 0 13 3 1 4 5 2 5 0 1 1 1 0 0

rbi 63 15 38 26 25 39 15 19 15

tb 118 57 101 70 94 83 40 49 30

slg% .711 .467 .697 .458 .566 .516 .400 .405 .286

bb hbp 24 4 19 3 28 5 16 2 21 2 25 2 11 0 5 2 16 0

so gdp ob% sf 24 6 .468 7 12 4 .448 1 30 0 .467 2 13 6 .404 0 13 2 .406 3 27 5 .420 0 6 3 .357 1 18 7 .328 0 14 4 .320 1

.500 .406 .327 .282 .250 .237 .233 .182 .167 .000 .318 .277

1-0 22-8 38-14 24-12 5-0 25-12 13-9 20-9 14-11 20-0 43-43 43-43

2 32 55 39 4 59 30 11 6 1 1488 1427

0 8 18 9 0 6 8 1 0 0 318 216

1 0 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 2 18 4 1 2 9 11 0 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 4 7 1 1 0 6 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 473 101 14 44 287 395 73 5 24 193

1 15 30 17 1 14 10 3 1 0 734 550

.500 .469 .545 .436 .250 .237 .333 .273 .167 .000 .493 .385

0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 8 1 18 0 9 1 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 12 3 10 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 202 24 207 43 168 29 212 28

sh 0 1 3 4 4 1 2 2 2

.500 0 0 .500 0 3 .422 0 2 .429 0 2 .400 0 0 .270 1 1 .439 0 0 .250 0 0 .167 0 0 .000 0 0 .404 16 27 .361 17 26

sb-att 8-10 3-6 22-29 1-5 16-19 5-7 1-1 4-5 1-1

po 315 56 65 33 81 62 68 54 149

0-0 1 2-4 14 8-9 40 2-2 83 0-0 3 1-1 68 1-1 28 0-0 7 0-0 2 0-0 2 76-101 1091 43-74 1081

a 30 61 0 84 7 7 5 98 18

e fld% 13 .964 6 .951 4 .942 20 .854 0 1.000 2 .972 2 .973 13 .921 7 .960

0 0 22 4 7 9 9 0 0 0 5 2 22 0 31 3 17 2 15 0 487 92 446 78

1.000 .900 .839 1.000 1.000 .973 1.000 .927 .905 1.000 .945 .951

sfa sha 3 8 0 3 1 0 5 4 2 5

bk 1 0 0 0 0

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Jeff Brooks Matthew Price Shane Johnson Greg Houston Pete Agostinelli --Dan Taylor Ben Wages Chris Fowler Tommy Petty Eric Hersman Mason Wall Chris Jackson Mark Faile Team totals Opponents

era 3.08 3.34 3.56 4.60 4.70

w-l 5-2 2-3 3-1 5-2 5-2

0.00 2.31 2.33 3.94 4.09 7.80 9.00 9.82 4.08 6.72

0-0 2-0 3-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 29-14 14-29 67

app gs 11 10 10 6 9 7 15 6 12 11

cg 2 3 1 0 2

sho sv 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0

ip 64.1 35.0 48.0 60.2 74.2

h 70 31 53 71 81

r 30 20 26 37 46

er 22 13 19 31 39

bb 24 26 22 17 31

1 8 20 5 9 10 4 3 43 43

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0

0.1 11.2 19.1 16.0 11.0 15.0 4.0 3.2 363.2 360.1

0 6 17 19 9 25 6 7 395 473

0 6 6 12 8 16 4 5 216 318

0 3 5 7 5 13 4 4 165 269

0 0 0 0 6 13 2 0 9 10 2 0 10 7 3 0 10 5 3 0 7 11 6 0 3 3 1 0 3 1 1 0 168 212 73 5 202 207 101 14

0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 43 43

0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 4

so 20 21 34 20 67

2b 9 7 8 14 17

3b 3 0 0 2 0

hr 6 3 3 2 4

bf bavg 287 - 161 - 220 - 270 - 334 -

0 1 .000 2 48 - 0 87 - 1 80 - 0 57 - 2 80 - 0 21 - 1 22 - 24 1668 .277 44 1757 -

wp hbp 3 4 6 2 4 5 1 5 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 20 48

0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 1 0 29 17 24 16

0 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 26 27

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1


1992

1992

Head Coach: #14 Bubba Dorman Assistant Coach: #29 Todd Ellison 20-22 Overall 7-8 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30

Name Ron Hill Jason Taylor Bowdie Jenkins Ben Wages Clay Overcash Greg Medford John Kingsmore Chad Nelms Mark Bishop Steven Bulger Brian Thompson Tommy Petty Todd Powell Greg Ort Robbie Reed Chris Jackson Pete Agostinelli Jeff Brooks Miller Robinson Shane Johnson Mason Wall Darryl Williams Chris Fowler Mark Hughes Eric Smith Clint Nalley Alfonso Otero Brian Treudler

Pos. OF OF INF C/P C OF/1B OF INF 1B P OF/2B P INF P C P P P INF P P OF P 1B/C OF P OF P

Cl. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

Hometown Greer, S.C. Woodruff, S.C. Lawrencewille, Ga. Buffalo, S.C. Harrisburg, N.C. Buffalo, S.C. Buffalo, S.C. Anderson, S.C. Easley, S.C. Annandale, N.J. Woodruff, S.C. Buffalo, S.C. Sparta, Mich. Niles, Mich. Lancaster, S.C. Orange Park, Fla. Rochester, N.Y. East Thetford, Vt. Columbia, S.C. North Augusta, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Swansea, S.C. Walhalla, S.C. Moore, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Simpsonville, S.C. Miami, Fla. Miller Place, N.Y.

Results

2/29 3/1 3/1 3/4 3/5 3/12 3/15 3/15 3/17 3/19 3/21 3/21 3/22 3/24 3/24 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/28 3/29 3/31

at at at at at at at at at at at

Newberry UNC Asheville UNC Asheville N.C. State Wingate High Point Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial Erskine High Point Armstrong Atlantic St.* Armstrong Atlantic St.* Armstrong Atlantic St.* Longwood Longwood Elon Newberry Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Wofford

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

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

4/5 Columbus State* 4/5 Columbus State* 4/6 Columbus State* 4/7 at Appalachian State 4/9 at Elon 4/11 at Georgia College & St.* 4/11 at Georgia College & St.* 4/12 at Georgia College & St.* 4/15 at Longwood 4/15 at Longwood 4/17 Lincoln Memorial 4/18 at USC Aiken* 4/18 at USC Aiken* 4/19 at USC Aiken* 4/22 at Erskine 4/24 at Francis Marion 4/28 at Tennessee 4/29 at Tennessee 5/7 at Columbus State# 5/8 vs. Georgia College & St.# 5/9 vs. Armstrong Atlantic St.# # PBC Tournament (Columbus, Ga.)

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

4-3 5-6 15-7 5-7 8-13 4-3 9-2 10-8 3-5 5-9 9-1 1-3 1-12 4-12 1-11 3-1 6-24 0-2 3-5 4-3 2-11


1992

Moments To Remember 4/7/92 – Ranked 13th in the nation at the time, USCS falls to the Class A Spartanburg Phillies, 6-2, in an exhibition game at Duncan Park. Despite the score, the Rifles outhit the Phillies, 7-6. 5/7/92 – John Kingsmore, a senior outfielder, hits a homer to lead off the fifth inning and USCS scores three runs to come within a run, but eventually falls to Columbus State, 5-3, in the opening round of the Peach Belt Tournament. 5/8/92 – Facing elimination in the Peach Belt Tournament, the Rifles moved on to the third day as Mark Bishop stole home on a double steal to lift USCS to a 4-3 win over Georgia College.

Jeff Brooks wrapped up his career with USCS by posting the last sub-3.00 ERA until 2003.

5/8/92 – Chris Fowler throws three innings of scoreless relief in his 76th, and last, career outing to help USCS to the 4-3 win over Georgia College. He still holds school records for lowest career ERA (3.15) and most saves (20). 1992 – Pete Agostinelli earns South Atlantic All-Region Second Team honors for the second straight year after going 5-5 wtih a 3.74 ERA and 52 strikeouts. 1992 – Despite finishing 20-22, the Rifles pitching staff gives up five hits or less in 14 games, including a string of four straight games allowing five or fewer hits from March 21 to 24.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Mark Bishop Clay Overcash Darryl Williams Eric Smith Miller Robinson John Kingsmore Ron Hill Ben Wages --Jeff Brooks Pete Agostinelli Todd Powell Greg Medford Alfonso Otero Mark Hughes Dan Taylor Bowdie Jenkins Chad Nelms Robbie Reed Barry Thompson Chris Fowler Team totals Opponents

avg .298 .283 .280 .269 .248 .248 .240 .215

gp-gs 39-38 36-35 42-42 38-37 42-41 38-32 42-42 40-39

ab 124 127 150 134 145 113 150 121

r 13 19 25 21 21 12 19 15

h 37 36 42 36 36 28 36 26

2b 9 9 4 6 2 4 6 6

.500 .286 .278 .246 .239 .203 .182 .174 .143 .067 .000 .000 .250 .263

11-11 13-13 6-6 24-16 22-11 24-16 10-5 11-6 5-2 8-3 13-4 17-0 42-42 42-42

2 7 18 57 46 59 22 23 7 15 23 1 1344 1325

0 2 0 5 6 9 3 1 1 2 4 0 177 219

1 0 2 1 5 1 14 2 11 2 12 3 4 1 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 336 57 349 64

3b hr 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 9

rbi 15 11 8 21 15 13 9 17

tb 46 52 50 51 40 35 42 42

slg% .371 .409 .333 .381 .276 .310 .280 .347

bb hbp 5 0 15 1 15 5 8 5 23 0 13 2 18 4 27 2

so gdp ob% sf 11 0 .326 0 20 6 .361 1 23 0 .360 2 16 4 .327 3 30 1 .349 1 32 1 .336 0 21 1 .337 0 32 5 .367 0

0 1 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 5 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 9 135 27 190

1 3 6 21 13 18 5 4 2 1 0 0 436 512

.500 .429 .333 .368 .283 .305 .227 .174 .286 .067 .000 .000 .324 .386

2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 2 0 5 1 20 1 2 0 12 2 6 1 22 0 2 0 8 1 2 0 9 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 4 1 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 150 21 278 27 194 31 200 23

sh sb-att po a 2 2-5 327 27 1 1-5 36 65 6 13-22 98 1 0 7-8 47 0 1 3-7 98 90 1 6-12 55 4 4 4-7 54 134 0 6-8 187 35

.750 0 0 .286 0 0 .391 1 0 .317 0 0 .265 1 2 .288 0 0 .250 0 0 .240 0 0 .143 0 0 .176 0 0 .042 0 1 .000 0 0 .332 11 16 .367 12 23

e fld% 11 .970 8 .927 4 .961 1 .979 2 .989 2 .967 13 .935 5 .978

0-0 5 0-0 5 1-1 9 0-2 46 1-1 22 1-1 5 0-0 0 0-0 5 0-0 3 0-0 16 0-0 5 0-0 4 45-81 1039 66-95 1054

21 0 21 1 14 2 5 4 1 1 0 3 0 0 10 2 0 0 4 2 1 2 11 0 472 68 451 76

1.000 .963 .920 .927 .958 .625 .000 .882 1.000 .909 .750 1.000 .957 .952

wp hbp 6 2 7 5 5 10 4 5

sfa sha 2 9 1 7 3 2 2 5

bk 0 2 1 1

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Jeff Brooks Pete Agostinelli Shane Johnson Steven Bulger --Ben Wages Chris Jackson Chris Fowler Brian Treudler Greg Ort Mason Wall Clint Nalley Tommy Petty Team totals Opponents

era 2.91 3.74 5.00 8.93

w-l 3-3 5-5 4-4 2-3

app 10 11 10 11

gs 10 11 10 5

cg 3 3 1 1

sho sv 1/0 0 0/0 0 1/0 0 0/0 0

ip 68.0 74.2 63.0 41.1

h 67 63 63 58

r 29 38 37 46

er 22 31 35 41

bb 27 42 32 23

2b 12 9 13 15

3b 0 3 0 3

hr 3 4 4 7

0.00 1.12 1.93 5.40 5.47 6.00 7.56 9.22 4.70 3.18

0-0 0-1 3-1 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 20-22 22-20

1 5 16 6 10 7 7 6 42 42

0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 42 42

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 14

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4/2 6/0

0.0 8.0 28.0 10.0 24.2 6.0 8.1 13.2 346.1 351.1

0 11 16 10 25 6 11 19 349 336

0 3 7 7 20 4 12 16 219 177

0 1 6 6 15 4 7 14 181 124

1 1 0 5 2 3 9 16 3 9 9 1 16 26 5 2 5 1 20 5 0 8 6 2 194 200 64 150 278 57

0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 8

0 3 .000 0 40 - 0 114 - 1 49 - 1 113 - 1 25 - 1 58 - 5 66 - 27 1595 .263 9 1542 .250

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0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 6 6

so 28 52 35 14

bf bavg 293 - 330 - 295 - 209 -

0 0 1 0 3 2 3 0 32 34

0 0 0 0 6 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 31 12 21 11

0 0 4 0 5 0 1 0 33 16

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1


1993

1993

Head Coach: Bubba Dorman Assistant Coaches: Chris Fowler, Oliver Whitaker 15-25-1 Overall 4-13-1 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Ron Hill OF Sr. Greer, S.C. Jeff Lewis INF Fr. Irmo, S.C. Bowdie Jenkins INF So. Lawrencewille, Ga. Ben Wages C/P Jr. Buffalo, S.C. Brian Simpson INF Jr. Williamston, S.C. Greg Medford OF/1B So. Buffalo, S.C. Stuart Martin INF Fr. Gainesville, Ga. Ty Stott INF Jr. Columbus, N.C. Chris Jackson P Sr. Orange Park, Fla. Steven Bulger P Sr. Annandale, N.J. Brian Thompson OF/2B So. Woodruff, S.C. Scott Lambert P Fr. Fort Mill, S.C. Kevin Farmer OF So. Buffalo, S.C. Jerry West P Jr. Wellford, S.C. J.C. Mabes C Fr. Scranton, S.C. Brent Jones P Fr. Spartanburg, S.C. Jason Westbrook OF So. North Lauderdale, Fla. Lynn Fleming P So. Pacolet, S.C. Greg Ort P Sr. Niles, Mich. Shane Johnson P Sr. North Augusta, S.C. Ed Wages C Fr. Buffalo, S.C. Steve Davis OF Jr. Forest City, N.C. Nick Consalvo P Fr. Moody, Maine Jason Barnes P Fr. Walhalla, S.C. Eric Smith OF So. Lawrenceville, Ga. Clint Nalley P So. Simpsonville, S.C. Alfonso Otero OF Sr. Miami, Fla. Todd McDonald P Fr. Bedford, Nova Scotia

Results

2/18 2/20 2/27 2/28 2/28 3/2 3/5 3/6 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9 3/10 3/11 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/21 3/25 3/25 3/28

at at at at at

Erskine Gardner-Webb Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Wofford Davis & Elkins USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Erskine UNC Asheville Carson-Newman Limestone Sue Bennett Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Anderson Anderson Augusta State*

L W L W T L L L L L W L W L W L L L L W L

1-3 14-5 4-9 11-10 4-4 2-12 11-12 4-6 2-9 6-9 7-6 4-13 6-5 8-9 32-6 5-11 8-10 0-6 5-9 3-1 10-11

3/28 at Augusta State* 3/29 at Augusta State* 4/3 at UNC Pembroke* 4/3 at UNC Pembroke* 4/4 at UNC Pembroke* 4/8 at Wofford 4/11 Georgia College & State* 4/11 Georgia College & State* 4/12 Georgia College & State* 4/13 at Gardner-Webb 4/14 at Limestone 4/15 at Elon 4/15 at Elon 4/17 at Armstrong Atlantic State# 4/18 at Armstrong Atlantic State# 4/18 at Armstrong Atlantic State# 4/20 at Newberry 4/20 at Newberry 4/24 vs. USC Aiken# 4/25 at Columbus State# # PBC Tournament

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


1993

Moments To Remember 2/28/93 - Down 10-6, USCS scores five eighth-inning runs to make a frantic comeback and down Peach Belt regular-season champion Armstrong Atlantic State, 11-10. 3/19/93 - The Rifles tie a school record by scoring 32 runs in a 32-6 rout of Sue Bennett. Eight players post two hits and five score three runs in USCS’ balanced offensive attack.

Ben Wages came in second on the team in homers as a junior while starting 36 games.

4/8/93 – Shane Johnson (0-5 coming into the game) and Jerry West combine to no-hit Wofford for 8 2/3 innings before two hits and a walk help the Terriers save face, but a fly out ended the game, giving USCS a 4-1 win. 1993 – Ty Stott becomes the first player to earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors as he hit .374 with six homers and 30 RBI as a first baseman. 4/18/93 – USC Spartanburg sweeps Armstrong Atlantic State in a doubleheader to win the opening round of the Peach Belt Tournament to make the league’s semifinals for the first time in school history. Shane Johnson and Jerry West throw well, leading the Rifles to 6-5 and 5-3 wins, respectively, against the 11thranked Pirates.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Ty Stott Jason Westbrook Greg Medford Steve Davis Eric Smith Stuart Martin Ben Wages Brian Simpson Ron Hill --Jerry West Kevin Farmer Ed Wages J.C. Mabes Shane Johnson Greg Ort Barry Thompson Bowdie Jenkins Alfonso Otero Jeff Lewis Lynn Fleming Team totals Opponents

avg .374 .333 .330 .295 .289 .262 .252 .237 .226

gp-gs 41-40 40-38 38-32 35-29 41-40 38-38 38-36 39-38 39-36

ab 155 159 112 95 149 149 107 114 124

r 29 21 20 15 31 24 25 35 11

h 58 53 37 28 43 39 27 27 28

2b 17 10 5 6 6 7 2 4 1

.667 .600 .333 .333 .333 .300 .292 .235 .214 .118 .000 .291 .293

14-5 5-2 7-3 8-3 12-10 15-6 14-8 18-8 24-11 10-4 9-1 41-41 41-41

6 10 12 12 6 10 24 34 42 17 1 1338 1330

4 4 0 5 6 1 2 4 1 2 4 0 2 2 1 3 3 2 7 7 2 7 8 0 8 9 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 254 389 66 290 390 95

3b hr 0 6 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 6 0 1 0 6 1 8 1 0

rbi 30 24 19 15 23 11 15 26 18

tb 93 63 54 38 69 49 47 57 31

slg% .600 .396 .482 .400 .463 .329 .439 .500 .250

bb hbp 5 0 9 4 12 0 15 6 18 2 12 2 29 2 31 4 8 0

so gdp ob% sf 11 2 .389 2 26 2 .379 2 21 1 .392 1 36 1 .419 1 37 1 .371 1 28 8 .321 2 21 3 .417 1 35 1 .416 0 17 5 .269 2

0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 29 209 5 30 236

4 7 7 4 3 5 9 10 10 2 0 562 585

.667 .700 .583 .333 .500 .500 .375 .294 .238 .118 .000 .420 .440

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 3 0 2 2 14 0 3 2 12 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 155 28 278 25 201 47 185 33

sh sb-att po a 2 2-2 324 22 2 1-4 73 4 0 0-0 49 4 1 1-2 27 1 1 8-12 87 1 6 5-9 53 116 1 5-6 169 21 1 0-2 32 65 3 7-9 58 82

.667 0 0 .667 0 0 .429 0 1 .429 0 1 .429 0 0 .364 0 0 .414 0 2 .308 1 0 .292 1 2 .211 0 0 .000 0 0 .373 14 23 .400 16 31

e fld% 7 .980 1 .987 3 .946 5 .848 4 .957 21 .889 4 .979 15 .866 18 .886

0-0 2 1-1 1 0-0 24 0-0 9 0-0 5 0-0 5 1-2 17 1-2 3 0-2 25 0-0 13 0-0 1 32-53 988 54-73 1002

5 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 15 0 10 1 19 4 16 2 0 1 14 3 2 0 443 97 384 73

1.000 .500 .966 1.000 1.000 .938 .900 .905 .962 .900 1.000 .937 .950

wp hbp 1 5 3 3 6 15 6 6 2 0 2 1

sfa sha 1 2 1 4 3 9 1 5 2 1 2 1

bk 0 1 3 0 0 0

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Nick Consalvo Steven Bulger Shane Johnson Greg Ort Jerry West Scott Lambert --Ben Wages Jason Barnes Todd McDonald Lynn Fleming Bowdie Jenkins Chris Jackson Brent Jones Clint Nalley Team totals Opponents

era 3.53 5.09 5.26 6.11 6.92 7.52

w-l 2-3 3-3 3-6 3-4 1-2 2-3

0.00 3.90 4.50 4.61 5.40 8.62 16.20 99.00 5.77 5.36

0-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 15-25 25-15 71

app gs 11 5 8 5 11 10 10 4 11 4 7 6

cg 1 2 1 1 1 1

sho sv 0/0 0 1/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 3 0/0 0

ip 35.2 40.2 65.0 35.1 39.0 32.1

h 37 47 67 42 45 50

r 25 27 53 36 33 35

er 14 23 38 24 30 27

bb 17 32 42 22 24 13

2b 9 13 16 10 8 10

3b 1 0 1 0 1 1

hr 2 3 5 5 7 1

2 8 10 8 2 7 5 1 41 41

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 11

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0

3.0 30.0 12.0 13.2 1.2 15.2 5.0 0.1 329.1 334.0

2 28 17 17 5 24 7 2 390 389

0 16 12 15 7 16 11 4 290 254

0 13 6 7 1 15 9 4 211 199

2 3 1 16 17 9 6 6 3 11 8 7 2 0 2 5 7 4 4 6 2 5 0 1 201 185 95 155 278 66

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 10

0 13 - 1 139 - 2 59 - 1 79 - 1 13 - 1 85 - 1 28 - 0 8 .667 30 1625 .293 29 1625 .291

0 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 41 41

1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 6

so 25 18 38 23 20 14

bf bavg 160 - 198 - 321 - 176 - 182 - 164 -

0 2 0 3 0 4 0 1 30 30

0 1 7 1 1 1 4 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 47 16 47 14

0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 23

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4


1994

1994

Head Coach: #1 Bubba Dorman Assistant Coaches: Chris Fowler, Alfonso Otero 14-30 Overall 3-18 Peach Belt No. 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29 30

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Tom Myers INF So. Greenwood, S.C. Ben Wages C/P Sr. Buffalo, S.C. Kevin Collins P So. Spartanburg, S.C. Greg Medford OF/1B Jr. Buffalo, S.C. Kevin Farmer OF So. Buffalo, S.C. Mike Savula INF Fr. Marietta, Ga. Jerry West P Sr. Wellford, S.C. Jason Westbrook OF Jr. North Lauderdale, Fla. Ed Wages C So. Buffalo, S.C. Matthew Kryston INF So. Easley, S.C. Ryan Howard INF Jr. Herscher, Ill. Mark Lambert P Jr. Laurens, S.C. David McManus C Fr. Lancaster, S.C. Tim Eaton P Fr. Pelzer, S.C. Steve Davis OF Sr. Forest City, N.C. Lynn Fleming P Jr. Pacolet, S.C. Chad Crawford P Fr. Piedmont, S.C. Brian Simpson INF Sr. Williamston, S.C. Clint Nalley P Jr. Simpsonville, S.C. Brian Treudler P So. Miller Place, N.Y. Eric Smith OF Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. Wayne Eargle INF Jr. West Columbia, S.C. Bowdie Jenkins INF Jr. Lawrencewille, Ga. Brian Fillard P Jr. Raleigh, N.C. Todd McDonald P So. Bedford, Nova Scotia

Results

2/19 2/19 2/22 2/26 2/26 2/27 3/3 3/5 3/5 3/6 3/8 3/11 3/12 3/12 3/13 3/15 3/16 3/19 3/19 3/20 3/22 3/22

at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at

Erskine Erskine Limestone Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Kennesaw State USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Wofford Wingate Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State* Gardner-Webb Elon Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Anderson Anderson

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

3/23 Montreat 3/25 Kennesaw State 3/26 Augusta State* 3/27 Augusta State* 3/27 Augusta State* 3/29 at Montreat 3/30 Elon 4/1 UNC Pembroke* 4/2 UNC Pembroke* 4/2 UNC Pembroke* 4/4 Erskine 4/7 Wingate 4/9 at Georgia College & State* 4/9 at Georgia College & State* 4/10 at Georgia College & State* 4/13 at Gardner-Webb 4/14 at Newberry 4/14 Newberry 4/16 at USC Aiken# 4/17 at USC Aiken# 4/19 Limestone 4/21 Wofford # PBC Tournament

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12-3 22-18 11-8 5-14 6-9 13-7 4-6 6-8 7-3 9-7 11-4 11-12 4-5 2-3 2-5 3-4 7-12 12-9 1-17 1-9 13-4 7-6


1994

Moments To Remember 2/22/94 – Tom Myers doubled to right field to lead off the top of the 14th inning and Jason Westbrook and Mike Savula followed with singles. Eventually, Westbrook also scored and Brian Fillard closed the game after allowing two hits in the bottom of the inning, giving USCS a 4-2 win over Limestone in the longest game in school history. 3/12-4/7/94 – Jason Westbrook, en route to All-Peach Belt honors and a .397 average, hits in a then-school-record 20 straight games. 3/30/94 - Jason Westbrook earns Peach Belt Player of the Week honors as he hits .517 with two homers in a five-game stretch. 4/2/94 - Eric Smith pounds out five hits, including three in the second game and Jerry West pitches a complete game in the first as USCS swept Pembroke State. 4/22/94 - Mark Lambert pitches 4 2/3 innings of relief, striking out four of the last 10 he faced to lead USCS to a season-ending 7-6 win over Wofford. 1994 - Jason Westbrook and Brian Simpson each earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors. Simpson, named to the team as an utility player, hit .319 and cracked 13 homers to go with a team-high 43 RBI.

The 1994 senior class. Top row: Brian Simpson, Steve Davis, Ben Wages. Kneeling: Jerry West.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Jason Westbrook Eric Smith Ben Wages Greg Medford Brian Simpson Steve Davis Tom Myers Mike Savula Kevin Farmer --Clint Nalley Lynn Fleming Wayne Eargle Bowdie Jenkins David McManus Jerry West Ed Wages Ryan Howard Brian Fillard Matthew Kryston Todd McDonald Team totals Opponents

avg .397 .350 .333 .331 .319 .282 .279 .228 .222

gp-gs 44-43 44-43 34-33 42-40 39-39 39-37 39-39 38-34 29-26

ab 179 180 105 169 135 124 140 127 90

r 42 35 27 36 37 35 20 20 14

h 71 63 35 56 43 35 39 29 20

2b 18 15 9 13 10 8 4 3 2

3b hr 1 5 1 8 3 3 5 6 1 13 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0

rbi 31 39 23 32 43 27 17 15 13

tb 106 104 59 97 94 71 43 35 22

slg% .592 .578 .562 .574 .696 .573 .307 .276 .244

bb hbp 26 2 13 1 25 3 7 5 25 3 22 5 9 2 14 3 12 0

so gdp ob% sf 29 3 .476 1 20 3 .395 1 18 5 .470 1 42 3 .372 2 34 1 .423 5 30 2 .405 2 20 2 .331 0 36 0 .319 0 19 5 .305 3

.300 .290 .211 .200 .196 .167 .158 .127 .000 .000 .000 .289 .307

7-3 24-7 11-3 10-9 22-13 22-14 19-17 19-17 11-7 8-2 23-2 44-44 44-44

10 31 19 5 56 18 38 55 1 17 4 1503 1516

2 3 1 0 0 1 4 9 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 11 4 0 2 7 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 292 435 88 13 48 257 385 466 102 12 43 329

4 10 4 1 21 3 6 7 0 0 0 693 721

.400 .323 .211 .200 .375 .167 .158 .127 .000 .000 .000 .461 .476

1 0 2 0 2 0 5 3 2 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 8 2 13 1 3 0 9 0 8 0 13 1 6 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 184 26 327 30 229 44 236 24

sh sb-att po a 0 5-8 116 5 0 18-21 81 1 4 6-8 176 30 0 1-3 164 29 2 3-4 182 61 2 1-1 9 1 1 6-8 71 84 4 1-1 51 55 2 6-10 32 0

.364 0 0 .333 0 1 .286 0 1 .333 0 0 .318 0 0 .286 0 0 .304 0 2 .210 1 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .372 19 16 .407 26 31

0-0 6 0-1 54 0-0 12 0-0 6 1-1 20 0-0 7 0-0 62 0-0 20 0-0 0 0-0 10 0-0 1 48-66 1087 91-119 1113

e fld% 7 .945 3 .965 10 .954 10 .951 10 .960 1 .909 12 .928 20 .841 4 .889

7 2 7 1 0 0 8 2 22 9 13 4 10 8 40 15 8 2 9 1 11 4 430 134 405 66

.867 .984 1.000 .875 .824 .833 .900 .800 .800 .950 .750 .919 .958

sfa sha 4 3 0 6 5 4 5 5 4 3

bk 1 1 0 0 0

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Jerry West Scott Lambert Brian Fillard Brian Treudler Bowdie Jenkins --Tim Eaton Jason Westbrook Todd McDonald Ben Wages Lynn Fleming Chad Crawford Steve Davis Clint Nalley Team totals Opponents

era 5.10 5.30 8.51 9.25 9.54

w-l 1-6 2-8 4-4 2-6 1-3

2.70 3.38 4.60 4.80 9.70 12.86 18.00 27.00 7.13 6.16

1-0 0-0 0-2 2-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 14-30 30-14

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app gs 14 10 12 9 11 7 10 9 8 7

cg 2 4 2 1 0

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

ip 60.0 71.1 48.2 47.2 38.2

h 72 79 66 61 57

r 49 56 54 64 48

er 34 42 46 49 41

bb 32 29 33 41 26

11 6 22 4 16 7 1 4 44 44

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 9

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 13

13.1 5.1 29.1 15.0 21.1 7.0 1.0 3.2 362.1 371.0

18 8 32 19 32 16 2 4 466 435

12 8 22 9 38 10 2 13 385 292

4 2 15 8 23 10 2 11 287 254

8 6 2 1 5 5 4 0 17 13 7 0 5 17 3 1 13 11 11 0 6 1 4 0 1 2 0 1 14 0 0 0 229 236 102 12 184 327 88 13

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 44 44

so 35 56 30 38 22

2b 18 14 20 6 13

3b 2 5 1 1 0

hr 4 7 7 7 6

bf bavg 291 - 330 - 262 - 252 - 204 -

0 68 - 0 32 - 1 140 - 2 70 - 4 123 - 2 41 - 0 6 - 3 27 - 43 1846 .307 48 1749 .289

wp hbp 7 1 4 3 6 11 5 6 8 7 4 0 5 1 1 1 0 1 43 47

1 1 0 1 5 2 2 1 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 26 26 16

0 0 5 0 3 1 0 0 31 19

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4


1995

1995

Results

Head Coach: #14 Bubba Dorman 10-31 Overall 2-20 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Chad Easler INF Fr. Spartanburg, S.C. Tom Myers INF Jr. Greenwood, S.C. Ryan DeBroka P Jr. Mishawaka, Ind. Mike Savula INF So. Marietta, Ga. Rusty Hudson INF Fr. Griffin, Ga. Greg Medford OF/1B Sr. Buffalo, S.C. James Bonham P Fr. Landrum, S.C. Ty Stott INF Sr. Columbus, N.C. Ryan Galarneau INF Jr. Parkland, Fla. Jason Westbrook OF Sr. North Lauderdale, Fla. Ed Wages C Jr. Buffalo, S.C. Warren Metcalf P Jr. Campobello, S.C. Neil Stubbs OF Fr. Greenville, S.C. Matt Dover C So. Rock Hill, S.C. Brad Calloway P Jr. Spartanburg, S.C. Wayne Eargle INF Sr. West Columbia, S.C. Lynn Fleming P Sr. Pacolet, S.C. Mike Gentry INF So. Spartanburg, S.C. Jim Kriener OF Fr. Simpsonville, S.C. Jason Sheraw P Jr. Scottdale, Pa. Bowdie Jenkins INF Sr. Lawrencewille, Ga. Hugh Holliday P Jr. Easley, S.C. Brian Treudler P Jr. Miller Place, N.Y. Eric Smith OF Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga. Jody Liming INF Jr. Roebuck, S.C. Jason Howell P So. Powder Springs, Ga. Brian Fillard P Sr. Raleigh, N.C. Todd McDonald P Jr. Bedford, Nova Scotia

2/19 2/22 2/23 2/25 2/26 3/5 3/7 3/11 3/11 3/12 3/15 3/16 3/18 3/18 3/19 3/22 3/23 3/25 3/25 3/26

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Mars Hill Limestone Presbyterian Wingate Montreat UNC Pembroke* Wingate Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Newberry Presbyterian USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Gardner-Webb Newberry Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State*

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10-12 4-9 6-2 5-14 6-2 3-4 5-4 3-10 1-2 5-16 5-16 8-9 5-15 4-5 1-8 7-6 8-9 1-10 1-16 3-9

3/28 3/29 4/1 4/2 4/2 4/4 4/6 4/8 4/8 4/9 4/13 4/14 4/15 4/15 4/19 4/22 4/22 4/23 4/25 4/26 4/29

at at at at at at at at at at

Wofford Elon Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* UNC Asheville Elon Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State* Limestone Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Anderson Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Erskine Gardner-Webb Anderson

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16-2 8-10 3-10 9-6 2-5 20-11 2-11 8-9 2-3 2-15 1-13 2-10 15-4 7-16 16-6 2-16 3-5 5-15 13-5 4-5 4-6


1995

Moments To Remember 1994-95 – Outfielder Jason Westbrook garners back-to-back All-Peach Belt honors, becoming the only player in the DII era to do so. Westbrook hit .397 as a junior before hitting .340 with 42 RBI as a senior to earn the honors. 3/7/1995 – Down 4-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Rifles manufactured two runs on three hits to tie the game before Rusty Hudson walked, stole second and scored on a single by Jason Westbrook to lead USC Spartanburg to a 5-4 upset of Wingate, which finished the season ranked sixth in the nation. 3/22/95 - Jason Westbrook hits a two-out RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to lead USCS to a 7-6 win over Gardner-Webb. 3/29/95 - USCS used 18 hits to down Wofford, 16-2, and Bowdie Jenkins pitched a complete-game six hitter for the Rifles. 4/19/95 - Eric Smith goes 3-for-5 with two runs, a homer and five RBI as USCS downs Anderson, 16-6, at Greenville’s Memorial Stadium.

Tom Myers started 33 games as a junior. He hit .250 with a team-high 14 doubles and finished second on the team in triples (3) and third in homers (3). He also posted a solid .968 fielding percentage as an infielder.

4/25/95 - Ty Stott goes 4-for-6 with four runs and a double as USCS wins its final road game of the year, 13-5, over Erskine.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Rusty Hudson Eric Smith Jason Westbrook Jody Liming Ty Stott Tom Myers Matt Dover Greg Medford Mike Gentry --Bowdie Jenkins Ed Wages Lynn Fleming Wayne Eargle Hugh Holliday Neil Stubbs Mike Savula Ryan Galarneau Jim Kriener Ryan DeBroka Warren Metcalf Team totals Opponents

avg .353 .351 .340 .329 .313 .250 .247 .234 .227

gp-gs 36-35 37-36 41-41 40-40 40-38 37-33 39-39 38-37 30-30

ab 116 151 162 140 160 108 146 128 97

r 21 25 28 37 22 17 21 17 24

h 41 53 55 46 50 27 36 30 22

2b 2 11 14 12 9 14 4 3 2

3b hr 0 0 1 3 3 6 2 8 0 2 3 3 0 2 5 3 0 0

rbi 12 30 42 32 19 14 11 18 4

tb 43 75 93 86 65 56 46 52 24

slg% .371 .497 .574 .614 .406 .519 .315 .406 .247

bb hbp 17 4 4 2 17 6 25 4 5 0 9 1 26 2 8 3 33 2

so gdp ob% sf 20 2 .443 3 25 1 .376 0 30 2 .415 3 20 1 .434 4 9 5 .333 0 25 4 .311 1 24 5 .368 0 36 4 .291 2 26 1 .429 1

.500 .500 .278 .269 .263 .217 .184 .180 .125 .000 .000 .287 .324

12-10 2-2 26-3 14-7 20-14 12-4 23-11 25-11 11-0 16-0 11-4 41-41 41-41

2 6 18 26 19 23 49 50 8 1 1 1411 1455

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 2 3 7 1 0 0 4 4 5 1 0 0 3 2 5 1 0 1 4 9 9 2 0 0 3 4 9 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 235 405 69 14 25 203 361 471 102 18 33 318

1 4 6 8 6 9 11 11 1 0 0 577 708

.500 .667 .333 .308 .316 .391 .224 .220 .125 .000 .000 .409 .487

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 5 2 2 0 9 0 0 0 3 1 9 2 12 1 6 0 20 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 168 27 268 30 217 37 234 26

sh sb-att po a 5 2-5 33 72 0 4-8 50 1 4 9-11 135 5 1 2-2 152 8 1 0-1 198 12 4 4-5 65 84 1 2-2 238 33 0 0-2 238 33 1 7-10 36 79

.500 0 0 .500 0 0 .316 0 0 .387 0 2 .318 1 0 .208 1 0 .333 0 1 .268 0 1 .300 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .370 16 20 .418 24 32

e fld% 16 .868 2 .962 3 .979 4 .976 5 .977 5 .968 4 .985 4 .985 13 .898

0-0 4 0-0 12 0-0 3 0-0 16 0-0 3 0-0 11 0-0 9 2-2 18 0-0 3 0-0 1 0-0 4 32-48 1044 67-86 1068

16 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 14 2 0 1 29 10 20 6 0 0 5 1 2 0 407 85 416 53

.909 1.000 1.000 .944 .895 .917 .792 .864 1.000 .857 1.000 .945 .966

wp hbp 8 4 4 1 2 3 5 1

sfa sha 3 6 3 8 3 5 3 0

bk 0 1 1 1

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Bowdie Jenkins Hugh Holliday Brian Treudler Warren Metcalf --Brad Calloway Ryan DeBroka Jason Sheraw Lynn Fleming James Bonham Todd McDonald Jason Howell Brian Fillard Team totals Opponents

era 5.82 5.88 7.19 10.69

w-l 3-4 2-9 1-5 0-3

3.26 5.30 5.50 6.30 6.75 7.36 12.10 16.12 7.09 5.03

1-3 1-2 1-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-3 10-31 31-10 75

app gs 11 10 12 11 9 6 10 4

cg 2 2 0 0

sho sv 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 0

ip 65.0 67.1 41.1 32.0

h 83 91 55 47

r 50 60 41 42

er 42 44 33 38

bb 26 37 33 24

4 15 10 13 6 4 9 8 41 41

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

19.1 18.2 18.0 30.0 9.1 3.2 19.1 24.0 348.0 356.0

21 17 25 36 11 5 28 52 471 405

14 14 23 31 7 3 26 50 361 235

7 11 11 21 7 3 26 43 274 199

12 11 4 0 13 20 3 0 10 8 3 1 20 27 5 0 4 2 3 0 4 3 2 1 14 14 8 3 20 10 12 2 217 234 102 18 168 268 69 14

4 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 41 41

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9

so 38 50 39 12

2b 19 16 12 15

3b 3 2 4 2

hr 4 7 7 5

bf bavg 305 - 328 - 214 - 165 -

1 94 - 0 91 - 2 91 - 1 163 - 1 45 - 0 20 - 2 99 - 3 151 - 33 1766 .324 25 1643 .287

0 2 2 2 0 0 4 4 33 31

2 2 3 1 2 2 8 2 3 1 1 0 2 1 7 3 37 24 27 16

2 4 2 0 1 0 0 4 32 20

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1


1996

1996

Head Coach: #14 Bubba Dorman Assistant Coach: Brian Simpson 18-28 Overall 9-15 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31

Name Stanley Moss Tom Myers Mike Gentry Luke Haug Dan Swearingen Ray Brookins Joe Jones Heath Ramsbey Robert Tucker Nelson Latimer Jason Cole Warren Metcalf Jason Mulligan Neil Stubbs Matt Dover James Clayton James Bonham Todd Gerdes Jason Sheraw Jason Bear Hugh Holliday Brian Treudler Jay Brendel Jason Howell Mike Hogan Chuck Tauchman Ben Dow

Pos. OF INF INF C OF P INF P OF UTL INF P OF OF C P P P P UTL P P INF/C P P P P

Cl. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr.

Hometown Inman, S.C. Greenwood, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Flemington, N.J. Pittsburgh, Pa. Rock Hill, S.C. Easley, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Buchanan, Mich. Honea Path, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Campobello, S.C. Woodruff, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Inman, S.C. Landrum, S.C. Charlestown, Ind. Scottdale, Pa. Williamston, S.C. Easley, S.C. Miller Place, N.Y. South Bend, Ind. Powder Springs, Ga. Spartanburg, S.C. Inman, S.C. Sunset, S.C.

Results

2/14 2/15 2/17 2/17 2/22 2/27 2/28 3/2 3/2 3/3 3/5 3/8 3/9 3/10 3/10 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/16 3/17 3/20 3/23 3/23

at at at at at at at at at at at

Gardner-Webb Erskine Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial Limestone Newberry Presbyterian UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Newberry Wingate Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Mars Hill Campbellsville USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Elon Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State*

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

3/24 at Armstrong Atlantic State* 3/27 Gardner-Webb 3/30 at Francis Marion* 3/30 at Francis Marion* 3/31 at Francis Marion* 4/2 at Wingate 4/3 at Elon 4/5 Columbus State* 4/6 Columbus State* 4/6 Columbus State* 4/9 at Anderson 4/9 at Anderson 4/11 at Montreat 4/13 Augusta State* 4/13 Augusta State* 4/14 Augusta State* 4/16 Limestone 4/18 Presbyterian 4/20 at Georgia College & State* 4/20 at Georgia College & State* 4/21 at Georgia College & State* 4/27 at Columbus State# 4/28 at Columbus State# # PBC Tournament

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


1996

Moments To Remember 2/17/96 – Matt Dover goes 3-for-4 with four RBI and a homer to lead USC Spartanburg to an 8-6 win over 20th-ranked Lincoln Memorial in the first game of a doubleheader before the team completes the sweep thanks to a three-run sixth in the second game, using four errors to score the runs and win 5-3. 3/4/96 - Hugh Holiday singles in Tom Myers in the bottom of the 10th inning and USCS walks off with an 11-10 win over UNC Pembroke. 3/6/96 - Down 9-2 in the fourth inning, USCS chipped away, finally beating Newberry, 10-9, in the bottom of the ninth as Robert Tucker singled in Tom Myers with the winning run to cap a four-run rally. 3/24/96 – Brian Treudler throws a complete-game five-hit shutout in a 4-0 win against Armstrong Atlantic State, which finished the year ranked 33rd. 4/15/96 - Tom Myers, who went 3-for-4 on the day, singled in Joe Jones from second base to lift USCS to a dramatic 4-3 win over Augusta State. 4/16/96 - For the second straight game, Tom Myers was the hero, as the second baseman singled in two runs in the ninth and USCS walked off with an 11-10 win over Limestone.

Matt Dover led the Rifles behind and at the plate, hitting 12 doubles, three homers and posting a season-high 31 RBI.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Matt Dover Stanley Moss Hugh Holliday Nelson Latimer Mike Gentry Robert Tucker Tom Myers Jay Brendel --Warren Metcalf Luke Haug Joe Jones Ben Dow Jason Cole Jason Mulligan Neil Stubbs Dan Swearingen Jason Bear Brian Treudler Jason Sheraw James Bonham Team totals Opponents

avg .309 .299 .293 .289 .263 .240 .225 .212

gp-gs 46-46 43-41 43-43 45-44 45-45 38-34 41-37 39-36

ab 178 137 157 166 167 121 120 118

r 21 24 16 27 33 17 17 17

h 55 41 46 48 44 29 27 25

2b 12 7 13 10 4 9 3 8

.400 .333 .313 .280 .190 .182 .159 .154 .147 .000 .000 .000 .261 .310

13-3 5-0 21-17 32-25 11-6 20-16 17-12 12-1 25-13 14-7 11-8 21-0 46-46 46-46

5 3 64 82 21 55 44 13 34 1 1 1 1488 1531

1 2 13 14 2 6 4 2 5 0 0 0 221 336

2 0 1 0 20 4 23 4 4 0 10 5 7 1 2 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 389 82 475 98

3b hr 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

rbi 31 14 30 17 16 22 14 25

tb 76 48 65 58 48 41 30 36

slg% .427 .350 .414 .349 .287 .339 .250 .305

bb hbp 5 2 15 5 15 1 20 3 39 3 11 2 14 1 21 5

so gdp ob% sf 25 3 .332 2 33 2 .384 2 35 2 .352 3 31 1 .376 0 38 1 .408 2 20 4 .309 2 19 5 .309 1 38 3 .354 0

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 185 12 31 298

5 1 27 33 4 21 8 2 7 0 0 0 510 690

1.000 .333 .422 .402 .190 .382 .182 .154 .206 .000 .000 .000 .343 .451

0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8 0 11 1 14 8 31 1 6 1 5 0 4 2 19 2 4 0 8 1 2 0 3 1 3 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 182 34 331 35 222 47 231 42

sh sb-att po a 2 0-3 221 54 1 4-5 99 2 3 0-1 298 24 1 3-5 35 82 3 14-16 73 148 8 7-8 64 4 4 6-9 80 91 1 3-4 77 7

.400 0 0 .600 0 0 .389 0 1 .433 0 1 .393 0 1 .262 0 1 .224 1 0 .267 0 0 .211 1 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .352 14 28 .409 20 24

e fld% 3 .989 3 .971 8 .976 19 .860 12 .948 2 .971 6 .966 4 .955

0-0 5 0-0 0 3-5 26 1-1 35 0-0 9 2-3 11 2-3 64 0-0 3 1-1 17 0-0 6 0-0 0 0-0 0 46-64 1130 50-87 1154

7 2 0 0 23 7 2 4 15 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 11 5 16 1 8 0 6 1 527 90 460 85

.857 .000 .875 .902 .889 .857 .955 1.000 .848 .957 1.000 .857 .948 .950

wp hbp 6 3 4 9 13 10 5 5

sfa sha 1 6 2 5 5 1 1 3

bk 0 0 1 0

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Brian Treudler Heath Ramsbey Jason Sheraw Todd Gerdes --James Bonham Hugh Holliday Jason Bear Ray Brookins Chuck Tauchman Warren Metcalf Mike Hogan Jason Howell James Clayton Team totals Opponents

era 4.70 5.30 7.46 8.03

w-l 3-4 4-5 0-6 2-3

2.86 5.40 5.46 6.03 7.06 7.61 8.64 9.18 13.50 6.12 4.05

2-1 3-2 1-0 2-3 0-0 0-3 1-0 0-1 0-0 18-28 28-18 77

app gs 13 7 13 8 10 8 9 7

cg 1 1 0 3

sho sv 1/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0

ip 51.2 56.0 41.0 40.1

h 57 73 54 60

r 34 44 44 39

er 27 33 34 36

bb 39 25 24 12

2b 11 16 10 11

3b 2 1 0 1

hr 1 3 4 4

20 7 9 15 16 11 5 12 1 46 46

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 14

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 4/0

22.0 31.2 28.0 34.1 21.2 23.2 8.1 16.2 1.1 376.2 384.2

21 33 34 45 23 35 10 29 1 475 389

7 26 19 28 27 36 8 22 2 336 221

7 19 17 23 17 20 8 17 2 256 173

7 19 3 22 28 9 15 5 6 22 26 9 19 13 6 19 17 8 7 6 1 7 6 8 4 0 0 222 231 98 182 331 82

0 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 12 0

1 95 - 2 149 - 3 124 - 2 168 - 2 110 - 4 136 - 1 41 - 4 88 - 0 8 - 31 1844 .310 13 1746 .261

0 4 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 46 46

7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 4

so 50 20 14 27

bf bavg 246 - 274 - 208 - 197 -

1 1 2 7 4 10 2 3 0 58 37

3 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 6 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 47 20 34 14

3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 24 28

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1


1997

1997

Head Coach: #14 Bubba Dorman Assistant Coaches: Hugh Holliday, Tom Myers 10-33 Overall 4-19 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Name Jason Keenan Stanley Moss Mike Gentry Matt Lollis Justin Kloczko Brad Ayers Joe Jones Kris Wicker Jason Cole Mike Ryan Danny Martin Barry Taylor Jason Mulligan Neil Stubbs Matt Dover Ryan Blaich Ezekiel Alicea Mark Hodge Jay Brendel Steven Neville Jason Bear Marc Magnone Todd Jeffcoat Kevin Brendel Jason Howell Patrick Collins Chuck Tauchman Ben Dow

Pos. OF OF SS C P P INF P INF INF INF UTL OF UTL C P INF OF INF/C P UTL C P INF P OF P P

Cl. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. So.

Hometown Angier, N.C. Inman, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Williamston, S.C. Placerville, Calif. Abbeville, S.C. Easley, S.C. Pomaria, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Lowell, Mass. Lowell, Mass. Inman, S.C. Woodruff, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Walhalla, S.C. Miami, Fla. Pauline, S.C. South Bend, Ind. Merritt Island, Fla. Williamston, S.C. Raleigh, N.C. Neeses, S.C. South Bend, Ind. Powder Springs, Ga. Spartanburg, S.C. Inman, S.C. Sunset, S.C.

Results

2/16 2/19 2/19 2/25 2/27 3/1 3/1 3/2 3/4 3/7 3/8 3/8 3/9 3/12 3/15 3/15 3/16 3/19 3/20 3/22 3/22 3/23

at at at at at at at at at at at

Mars Hill Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial Gardner-Webb Elon UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Newberry Limestone Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Wingate USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* North Greenville Montreat Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State*

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27-7 0-22 2-11 3-6 2-8 7-8 5-8 4-5 3-5 2-19 6-11 3-12 6-14 11-7 4-9 4-2 11-4 1-4 6-4 2-8 4-8 7-4

3/25 3/27 3/29 3/29 4/2 4/3 4/5 4/5 4/6 4/8 4/9 4/12 4/12 4/13 4/15 4/16 4/17 4/19 4/19 4/20 4/23

at at at at at at at at at at at

Anderson Presbyterian Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Gardner-Webb Wingate Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Newberry Elon Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State* Mars Hill North Greenville Limestone Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Presbyterian

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7-5 2-10 5-6 0-7 1-8 1-11 5-12 14-7 6-13 8-9 6-11 4-14 8-9 1-7 11-12 21-14 16-10 5-7 4-7 1-10 8-11


1997

Moments To Remember 10/5-15/96 - With the athletic department facing a budget deficit of more than $100,000, a recommendation is made to cut the baseball program. Head Coach Bubba Dorman rallies his team and several members of the community over a three-week period and the recommendation is never acted on. 2/16/97 – Jay Brendel, who hit .212 in his first season with the Rifles in 1996, went 6-for-6 in a 27-7 win over Mars Hill. Still the school-record holder with six hits (on four singles, a double and a homer), Brendel went on to hit .327 with eight homers as a senior. 2/16/97 – Stanley Moss hits for the cycle during his own five-hit game against Mars Hill, finishing 5-for-6 with three runs and five RBI. He singled in the first and homered later in the nine-run inning. After a second-inning single, he tripled in the fourth and doubled in the fifth to complete the feat. 4/16-17/97 - On back-to-back days, USCS uses offensive onslaughts to subdue two 28-11 opponents, beating North Greenville, 21-14, and Limestone, 16-10. Jason Cole goes 8-for-11 with four runs, two doubles, a homer and nine RBI to lead the Rifles. Stanley Moss also went 8-for-12 with seven runs, five doubles and four RBI in the games and Mike Ryan went 7-for-12 with six runs. 1997 – Mike Ryan becomes the first Rifle to earn Peach Belt Freshman of the Year honors. Ryan hits .348 with 32 runs, four homers and 34 RBI.

Jason Cole led USCS through a two-day offensive onslaught, going 8-for-11 with nine RBI in wins over North Greenville and Limestone.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Mike Ryan Stanley Moss Jay Brendel Barry Taylor Danny Martin Jason Cole Marc Magnone --Matt Lollis Ezekial Alicia Matt Dover Mike Gentry Mark Hodge Joe Jones Jason Keenan Kevin Brendel Jason Mulligan Patrick Collins Neil Stubbs Team totals Opponents

avg .348 .327 .327 .327 .301 .291 .259

gp-gs 43-43 43-43 42-41 43-41 40-40 38-34 36-34

ab 161 162 153 153 143 141 116

r 32 37 38 38 19 17 15

h 56 53 50 50 43 41 30

2b 7 18 11 13 11 5 7

.333 .333 .286 .222 .217 .214 .205 .200 .200 .111 .059 .285 .307

4-0 4-3 10-10 26-24 13-5 22-12 30-24 16-8 21-17 5-2 7-6 43-43 43-43

3 6 35 81 23 56 78 40 50 9 17 1430 1461

0 3 9 16 1 6 15 6 6 1 2 254 386

1 0 2 0 10 2 18 5 5 0 12 5 16 5 8 0 10 2 1 0 1 0 407 91 448 92

3b hr 3 4 2 2 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 3 1 2

rbi 34 31 30 32 18 24 18

tb 81 81 87 78 54 57 45

slg% .503 .500 .569 .510 .378 .404 .388

bb hbp 22 7 20 5 25 4 17 1 4 7 9 2 12 2

so gdp ob% sf 34 5 .445 1 23 4 .415 1 36 6 .434 0 21 1 .398 0 22 2 .346 2 32 4 .342 0 37 4 .338 0

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 9 0 0 3 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 26 228 5 64 337

1 2 21 25 5 17 23 8 17 1 1 604 742

.333 .333 .600 .309 .217 .304 .295 .200 .340 .111 .059 .422 .508

0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 1 4 0 16 1 23 1 5 1 8 0 4 0 19 0 16 4 29 1 2 0 11 1 14 2 18 2 0 1 3 0 2 0 3 0 175 38 323 32 207 50 180 40

sh 1 5 1 3 4 1 1

.333 0 0 .600 0 0 .342 0 0 .357 0 2 .379 0 0 .267 0 1 .364 1 4 .238 0 0 .394 0 1 .200 0 0 .158 0 1 .376 5 25 .406 20 18

sb-att 10-13 18-20 0-0 12-15 5-10 2-5 1-1

po 60 121 162 31 75 320 63

0-0 6 0-0 0 0-0 26 3-5 21 1-1 15 0-1 18 6-8 56 1-1 8 0-0 41 0-0 2 1-1 11 60-81 1054 87-108 1089

a 102 9 29 34 100 14 12

e fld% 15 .915 3 .977 9 .955 10 .867 18 .907 10 .971 5 .938

0 0 1 1 9 0 82 7 1 2 1 1 3 2 15 8 4 3 0 0 5 1 469 103 456 61

1.000 .500 1.000 .936 .889 .950 .967 .742 .938 1.000 .941 .937 .962

sfa sha 1 3 2 4 6 6 2 1 2 1 0 2

bk 2 1 3 0 0 3

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Chuck Tauchman Steven Neville Jason Bear Jason Mulligan Jason Howell Ryan Blaich --Mike Ryan Jason Keenan Neil Stubbs Kris Wicker Brad Ayers Todd Jeffcoat Team totals Opponents

era 6.17 7.20 7.42 8.83 11.30 12.03

w-l 2-5 1-7 4-6 0-3 0-2 1-7

0.00 0.00 4.22 6.17 6.75 14.04 8.02 5.58

0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 0-1 10-33 33-10 79

app gs 13 7 16 6 14 9 11 5 14 4 10 9

cg 1 2 4 0 0 0

sho sv 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 0

ip 58.1 50.0 74.0 34.2 32.2 36.2

h 64 60 100 47 51 49

r 50 50 70 46 50 58

er 40 40 61 34 41 49

bb 23 34 34 18 16 33

2b 11 7 18 8 15 15

3b 3 2 0 0 0 0

hr 12 10 10 8 2 13

1 1 9 8 11 7 43 43

0 0 0 0 0 0 7 13

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2/0

0.0 0.0 21.1 11.2 22.2 8.1 351.1 363.0

0 0 17 15 34 11 448 407

0 0 18 8 22 14 386 254

0 0 10 8 17 13 313 225

0 0 0 3 0 0 17 15 4 6 7 6 8 9 5 15 6 3 207 180 92 175 323 91

0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14

0 1 .000 0 4 .000 3 102 - 1 55 - 4 115 - 1 52 - 64 1758 .307 26 1673 .285

0 0 0 0 2 1 43 43

0 0 1 0 1 0 3 8

so 43 28 32 13 12 15

bf bavg 278 - 241 - 354 - 176 - 181 - 199 -

wp hbp 12 8 7 2 11 9 6 2 7 15 14 6 0 0 5 3 2 0 67 39

0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 3 1 2 0 50 20 38 5

0 0 0 0 0 1 18 25

0 0 0 0 1 0 10 5


1998

1998

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coach: #28 David Dart 13-39 Overall 5-24 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Jason Keenan OF So. Angier, N.C. Jon Adams 2B Fr. Marietta, Ga. Michael Chapman OF So. Spartanburg, S.C. Brent Hess SS Fr. Springfield, Ohio Ryan Maguire C Fr. Mashpee, Mass. Barry Taylor 3B Jr. Boiling Springs, S.C. Jason Cole 1B Jr. Spartanburg, S.C. Jason Mulligan OF Jr. Woodruff, S.C. Joshua Ford OF Fr. Blasdell, N.Y. Eron Bennett SS Fr. Jackson, Ga. Michael Poor INF Fr. Orangeburg, S.C. Jason Bear P/OF Jr. Williamston, S.C. Neil Stubbs UTL Sr. Greenville, S.C. Don Burnette OF Fr. Rock Hill, S.C. Cliff Vaughn C Fr. Lancaster, S.C. Tim Paden P Jr. Douglasville, Ga. Troy Stiner P Jr. Kokomo, Ind. Matt Lollis C So. Williamston, S.C. Todd Morgan P Fr. Williamston, S.C. Stevin Neville P So. Merritt Island, Fla. Marc Magnone C So. Raleigh, N.C. Andre Rice OF Jr. Laurens, S.C. Patrick Collins OF So. Spartanburg, S.C. Chuck Tauchman P Sr. Inman, S.C. Jeff Mitchell P So. Athens, Ga.

Results 2/10 2/12 2/14 2/14 2/15 2/18 2/18 2/20 2/21 2/25 2/26 2/28 2/28 3/1 3/3 3/4 3/7 3/10 3/10 3/13 3/14 3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17 3/18 3/18

at at at at at at at at at at at

Gardner-Webb Gardner-Webb USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial North Florida* North Florida* Lenior-Rhyne Mars Hill UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Newberry Newberry Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Montreat Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Campbellsville Grace Grace Grace

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5-13 3-6 5-15 2-1 4-8 0-4 0-3 3-11 5-6 1-13 4-2 1-9 3-6 11-8 3-15 4-13 11-5 1-2 1-4 5-7 4-14 2-14 0-12 3-24 4-1 5-4 6-8

3/21 3/21 3/22 3/24 3/25 3/26 3/30 3/31 4/3 4/4 4/4 4/5 4/8 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/13 4/13 4/15 4/18 4/18 4/19 4/23 4/25 4/26 4/26

at at at at at at at at at at at

Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Wingate Mars Hill Presbyterian Erskine Paine Paine Lander* Lander* Lander* Wingate Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* North Greenville North Greenville Limestone Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Limestone Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State*

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1-14 4-5 5-11 10-9 7-14 5-21 12-10 11-7 3-1 2-20 3-8 11-5 10-9 6-13 6-11 1-8 4-3 4-7 3-12 0-15 4-2 5-12 0-4 10-19 0-8 2-4


1998

Moments To Remember 7/15/97 - While serving his first of 10 seasons as an assistant coach with the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod League, Matt Fincher is announced as the third head baseball coach in the history of USC Spartaburg. 2/14/98 – Matt Fincher earns his first win as coach at USC Spartanburg in a nailbiting 2-1 win over one of the most storied programs in Division II in USC Aiken. Chuck Tauchman threw a four-hitter to get the win. 3/7/98 - Tim Paden pitches eight innings and the Rifles power past Francis Marion, 11-5. Andre Rice posted three hits in the game to lead USCS. 3/18/98 - Tim Paden throws a complete-game five-hitter, dominating Grace College by striking out 14, leading the Rifles to a 4-1 win. 4/5/99 - Don Burnette posts four hits to lead the Rifles to a dominating 11-5 win over Lander. 4/13/98 - Jon Adams drives in the winning run, as USCS downs North Greenville, 4-3. Eron Bennett posted four hits in the win. 4/18/98 – Chuck Tauchman throws 8 2/3 innings of six-hit ball to lift USCS to a 4-2 win over Armstrong Atlantic State. The Rifles scored two runs in the top of the ninth in the planned seven-inning game to take the win. As a freshman, Brent Hess stepped onto the Rifle radar screen by leading the team with a .312 batting average, 53 hits and 14 doubles.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Brent Hess Barry Taylor Don Burnette Andre Rice Eron Bennett Marc Magnone Jason Keenan Jon Adams --Michael Poor Jason Cole Matt Lollis Ryan Maguire Patrick Collins Josh Ford Jason Mulligan Michael Chapman Team totals Opponents

avg .312 .302 .272 .271 .215 .215 .196 .191

gp-gs 45-45 51-51 42-41 46-44 52-52 37-35 51-51 52-52

ab 170 172 147 155 158 121 158 204

r 29 25 19 24 20 14 30 14

h 53 52 40 42 34 26 31 39

2b 14 5 7 4 1 6 4 3

3b hr 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0

rbi 14 28 19 15 14 17 16 20

tb 67 69 49 49 35 38 39 44

slg% .394 .401 .333 .316 .222 .314 .247 .216

bb hbp 20 3 31 5 13 1 34 1 20 7 12 3 18 7 15 1

so gdp ob% sf 22 - .394 0 30 - .421 1 21 - .335 0 19 - .403 1 32 - .328 1 41 - .301 0 44 - .304 1 33 - .249 1

.262 .253 .235 .228 .200 .059 .000 .000 .238 .323

28-28 25-25 8-2 28-27 5-1 13-8 7-5 5-1 52-52 52-52

84 87 17 79 10 34 22 7 1625 1822

9 11 0 17 0 2 0 0 214 469

22 4 0 0 11 22 4 0 3 18 4 1 0 0 1 18 5 0 1 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 387 59 4 11 186 589 149 16 48 414

26 35 5 26 2 3 0 0 487 914

.310 .402 .294 .329 .200 .088 .000 .000 .300 .502

11 4 19 - 8 2 29 - 1 0 4 - 21 0 26 - 0 0 4 - 6 0 13 - 1 0 10 - 0 0 5 - 211 34 352 36 245 34 297 43

.374 .330 .278 .390 .200 .200 .043 .000 .337 .411

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9

sh sb-att po a 4 11-13 58 13 3 3-9 48 89 0 5-9 32 2 3 1-2 61 1 1 2-5 84 151 1 1-1 176 17 6 13-15 132 5 5 4-5 89 143 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 30 40

4-4 145 0-1 212 0-0 13 0-0 131 0-0 2 3-3 11 0-0 45 0-0 2 47-67 1262 87-101 1284

e fld% 5 .934 27 .835 3 .919 5 .925 32 .880 6 .970 5 .965 23 .910

28 5 16 5 1 3 15 2 1 0 2 1 12 2 0 1 554 139 567 77

.972 .979 .824 .986 1.000 .929 .966 .667 .929 .960

sfa sha 0 11 1 5 5 8 3 7 0 1

bk 0 1 4 1 1

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Chuck Tauchman Troy Stiner Jason Bear Tim Paden Jason Mulligan --Barry Taylor Jeff Mitchell Steven Neville Todd Morgan Neil Stubbs Josh Ford Jason Keenan Team totals Opponents

era 5.97 7.96 8.57 9.00 10.21

w-l 3-8 3-10 1-6 2-7 1-4

app gs 19 11 17 14 18 8 19 9 18 4

cg 5 2 1 1 0

sho sv 0/0 0 0/0 2 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0

ip 78.1 74.2 63.0 62.0 52.0

h 83 105 98 76 84

r 62 80 76 67 67

er 52 66 60 62 59

bb 41 30 37 43 26

3.38 4.05 9.00 10.19 13.80 18.78 99.00 8.64 4.04

0-0 1-1 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 13-39 39-13

1 3 15 8 9 5 1 52 52

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 17

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6/1

2.2 13.1 34.0 17.2 15.0 7.2 0.0 420.2 428.0

2 12 47 33 28 18 3 589 387

1 6 39 23 24 18 6 469 214

1 6 34 20 23 16 6 404 192

3 3 0 0 14 12 5 0 18 24 9 1 7 5 8 1 15 4 7 0 9 3 7 0 2 1 0 0 245 297 149 16 211 352 59 4

81

0 2 4 0 0 0 0 52 52

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2

so 58 65 36 62 24

2b 23 25 22 15 28

3b 3 3 3 2 3

hr 3 8 7 10 10

bf bavg 375 - 326 - 326 - 311 - 273 -

0 12 - 0 68 - 3 169 - 5 93 - 0 87 - 1 53 - 1 7 - 48 2151 .323 11 1905 .238

wp hbp 9 6 1 5 5 4 10 6 7 3 0 3 4 0 7 6 0 52 42

0 3 1 2 1 2 1 34 34

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5

0 1 3 1 2 1 0 40 30

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 4


1999

1999

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coach: #14 Corey Gault 21-33 Overall 5-25 Peach Belt No. 1 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 44

Name Jason Keenan Josh Grubbs Brent Hess Travis Maton Shawn Fettue Andy Wagner Jason Cole Matt Padgett Joshua Ford Eron Bennett Michael Poor Michael Stone Ross Poore Kevin Gladney Matt Gouffon Tim Paden Troy Stiner Matt Lollis Todd Morgan Stevin Neville Jarrett Basden Andre Rice Jason Berry Richard Smith Gary Lamirand Eric Miller Callahan Morden

Pos. OF OF OF C P SS 1B P OF SS/P UTL P OF IF P P P C P P P OF IF P P P C

Cl. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Angier, N.C. Greer, S.C. Springfield, Ohio Douglasville, Ga. North Charleston, S.C. Sullivan, Ill. Spartanburg, S.C. Leeds, Ala. Blasdell, N.Y. Jackson, Ga. Orangeburg, S.C. Walhalla, S.C. Belton, S.C. Hueytown, Ala. Richmond, Va. Douglasville, Ga. Kokomo, Ind. Williamston, S.C. Williamston, S.C. Merritt Island, Fla. Hanahan, S.C. Laurens, S.C. Alpharetta, Ga. John’s Island, S.C.. Danielson, Conn. Hickory, N.C. Atlanta, Ga.

Results 2/5 2/9 2/10 2/13 2/13 2/14 2/17 2/20 2/20 2/21 2/25 2/27 2/27 2/28 3/2 3/5 3/6 3/6 3/10 3/11 3/13 3/13 3/15 3/16 3/16 3/17 3/18

at at at at at at at at at at

Mars Hill Gardner-Webb Southern Wesleyan USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Lenior-Rhyne North Florida* North Florida* North Florida* Montreat UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Gardner-Webb Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Wingate Carson-Newman Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* North Greenville North Greenville Grace Limestone

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

3/20 3/20 3/21 3/24 3/25 3/27 3/30 4/1 4/1 4/2 4/3 4/3 4/6 4/7 4/9 4/9 4/10 4/13 4/14 4/17 4/18 4/18 4/20 4/21 4/24 4/25 4/25

at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at

Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Anderson Mars Hill West Virginia State Lenior-Rhyne Newberry Newberry Lander* Lander* Lander* Erskine Coker Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Montreat Wingate Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Limestone Anderson Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State*

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


1999

Moments To Remember 2/14/99 - Andy Wagner hits two homers and finishes with six RBI as USCS downs USC Aiken, 18-8. 3/10/99 - Kevin Gladney hits a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead USCS to a 6-5 win over Wingate. 3/11/99 - Eron Bennett slashes an RBI single to lead USCS to a come-from-behind 6-5 win over No. 11 Carson-Newman. 3/15/99 – Tim Paden earns the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief as USCS walks off with a 3-2 win over eventual national runner-up Kennesaw State. Jason Cole hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth and Andy Wagner drove in the winning run with two outs in the inning.

Callahan Morden earned All-Region honors after hitting .355 with 17 doubles and 11 homers for USCS.

3/16/99 - Shawn Fettue combines with Eric Miller to five-hit North Greenville as USCS posts its first shutout since March 24, 1996 in the 4-0 win. 4/6/99 - Gary Lamirand pitched a complete game, striking out eight, to lead USCS to a 7-3 win over Erskine. 4/14/99 - The Rifles score 11 runs in the second inning and cruise to a 17-9 win at Wingate. Kevin Gladney, Callahan Morden and Jason Berry homered in the game. 1999 – Catcher Callahan Morden earns South Atlantic All-Region and All-Peach Belt honors after hitting .355 with 72 hits, 17 doubles and 11 homers for the Rifles.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Callahan Morden Kevin Gladney Brent Hess Andy Wagner Jason Cole Travis Maton Jason Keenan Eron Bennett --Jason Berry Josh Grubbs Andre Rice Michael Poor Josh Ford Ross Poore Matt Lollis Team totals Opponents

avg .355 .316 .293 .278 .257 .250 .240 .201

gp-gs 54-54 54-54 48-47 52-52 51-51 42-41 54-54 46-46

ab 203 215 167 209 179 156 217 159

r 43 41 40 41 34 23 47 17

h 72 68 49 58 46 39 52 32

2b 17 16 7 11 8 14 10 2

3b hr 1 11 2 8 2 2 1 8 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 1

rbi 36 48 26 41 28 17 20 15

tb 124 112 66 95 65 62 66 37

slg% .611 .521 .395 .455 .363 .397 .304 .233

bb hbp 35 4 16 13 30 7 24 5 31 7 19 1 33 6 8 9

so gdp ob% sf 54 7 .459 0 48 4 .393 3 20 0 .422 0 23 1 .357 6 62 7 .387 0 42 6 .333 1 75 4 .355 0 24 7 .278 0

.280 .276 .265 .200 .180 .000 .000 .271 .304

23-21 26-24 17-12 11-10 28-20 6-0 1-0 54-54 54-54

82 87 49 35 61 2 1 1822 1868

15 12 9 6 6 1 0 335 385

23 7 2 4 18 24 7 1 0 13 13 2 1 0 7 7 1 1 0 4 11 2 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 494 104 14 40 288 567 137 15 47 344

46 33 17 10 16 0 0 746 875

.561 .379 .347 .286 .262 .000 .000 .409 .468

8 1 17 1 7 1 21 3 10 1 9 4 3 2 5 1 13 1 16 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 237 59 417 46 261 40 390 35

sh sb-att po a 0 0-0 244 30 0 1-1 47 93 1 7-12 74 17 1 1-1 57 134 1 1-1 423 21 1 0-0 178 22 4 25-30 178 22 6 2-4 73 107

.348 1 0 .333 1 2 .400 0 0 .300 0 0 .325 2 1 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 .371 14 17 .397 16 16

0-0 74 0-1 49 0-0 10 0-0 13 0-0 33 0-0 0 0-0 0 37-50 1359 71-111 1370

e fld% 5 .982 19 .881 3 .968 20 .905 10 .978 5 .976 5 .976 16 .918

17 3 1 5 0 4 4 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 521 118 544 111

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Gary Lamirand Eric Miller Tim Paden Shawn Fettue Jarrett Basden Troy Stiner --Richard Smith Michael Stone Matt Gouffon Steven Neville Matt Padgett Team totals Opponents

era 3.90 4.78 5.00 5.47 5.49 7.08

w-l 4-3 2-5 4-5 5-4 1-2 2-5

5.49 5.87 6.43 8.44 9.87 5.78 4.93

1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-7 21-33 33-21 83

app gs 14 8 25 0 19 5 17 16 12 3 15 10

cg 1 0 3 0 1 1

sho sv 0/0 0 0/1 4 0/0 0 0/1 0 0/0 0 0/0 0

ip 60.0 43.1 72.0 80.2 41.0 54.2

h 71 44 75 104 51 78

r 37 36 49 62 36 55

er 26 23 40 49 25 43

bb 19 32 43 27 15 34

10 5 15 6 16 54 54

0 0 0 0 0 6 14

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 5/0

19.2 7.2 28.0 10.2 34.2 453.0 456.2

20 7 44 17 56 567 494

21 7 26 12 44 385 335

12 5 20 10 38 291 250

28 15 3 7 25 20 4 8 31 40 261 390 237 417

4 0 0 0 8 54 54

0 0 0 0 1 5 2

so 48 49 59 79 20 45

2b 18 8 22 20 16 23

3b 2 0 2 4 0 4

6 0 1 1 10 1 2 0 11 1 137 15 104 14

hr bavg wp hbp sfa sha 4 .284 4 5 1 0 4 .250 7 10 3 1 6 .271 4 2 3 1 8 .308 10 6 2 2 6 .293 2 3 1 1 4 .333 9 4 3 1

bk 1 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 2 4 5 47 40

0 0 1 0 0 2 4

.256 .259 .364 .354 .386 .304 .271

12 1 3 1 5 58 66

1 1 2 0 6 40 59

0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 4 16 16 14 17

.968 .909 .714 .773 .919 .000 .000 .941 .945


2000

2000

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coach: #14 Corey Gault 13-40 Overall 6-24 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 25 26 29 30 31 44

Name Jason Keenan Jon Adams Josh Grubbs Tripp Hooks Shawn Fettue Brent Hess Ryan Judd Lawrence Crosby Matt Padgett Joshua Ford Michael Stone Rick Ardisana Kevin Gladney Matt Gouffon Brad Icenhour John Hillers Matt Heikkila Travis Maton Joe Barrett Mitchell Suttles Richard Smith Alan LeRoy Gary Paul Garrett Callahan Morden

Pos. OF 2B OF P P OF SS P P OF P P 3B P P OF P C 1B IF P P 1B C

Cl. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Hometown Angier, N.C. Marietta, Ga. Greer, S.C. Chesnee, S.C. North Charleston, S.C. Springfield, Ohio St. David, Ariz. Charleston, S.C. Leeds, Ala. Blasdell, N.Y. Walhalla, S.C. Sacramento, Calif. Hueytown, Ala. Richmond, Va. Hickory, N.C. Inman, S.C. Great Bend, Kan. Douglasville, Ga. Marietta, Ga. Walhalla, S.C. John’s Island, S.C.. Fort Mill, S.C. Boiling Springs, S.C. Atlanta, Ga.

Results 2/2 2/5 2/8 2/9 2/12 2/13 2/13 2/15 2/19 2/19 2/20 2/22 2/26 2/28 2/28 2/29 3/1 3/5 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/10 3/12 3/12 3/15 3/17

at at at at at at at at at at at at at

Erskine Southern Wesleyan Newberry Gardner-Webb USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Wingate North Florida* North Florida* North Florida* Lenior-Rhyne UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Mars Hill Erskine Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Anderson Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Gardner-Webb Grace

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

3/18 3/18 3/19 3/21 3/22 3/23 3/25 3/26 3/29 3/30 4/1 4/1 4/3 4/4 4/8 4/8 4/9 4/11 4/12 4/15 4/16 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/21 4/22 4/22

at at at at at at at at at at

Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* North Greenville Limestone Montreat West Virginia State West Virginia State Newberry Lenior-Rhyne Lander* Lander* Lander* Coker Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Wingate Anderson Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Limestone Montreat Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State*

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W 5-2 L 2-9 L 3-10 W 11-10 L 5-6 L 4-19 L 4-9 L 2-15 L 9-11 L 8-11 L 2-5 L 2-4 W 8-4 L 2-5 L 2-7 L 3-6 L 0-3 W 9-7 L 2-6 L 1-12 L 0-2 L 0-1 L 3-10 L 7-8 L 4-7 L 6-7 L 3-8


2000

Moments To Remember 2/12-13/00 - USC Spartanburg posts two 3-2 wins over USC Aiken behind strong pitching efforts from Matt Heikkila and Shawn Fettue to post its second Peach Belt series win against the Pacers since the Peach Belt was formed in 1992. 2/15/00 - Travis Maton hit a ninth-inning homer to tie the game at six and a sac fly in the 13th inning by Maton helped USCS outlast Wingate, 7-6, in 13 innings. Michael Stone earned the win with four innings of scoreless relief. 2/22/00 - Joe Barrett drives in five, posts four hits and notches a season-high eight total bases as USCS downs Lenoir-Rhyne, 10-7. He caps the day by hitting a one-out, three-run homer in the ninth to walk off with the win. 3/1/00 - Down 5-0 after five and half, USCS comes back to score six runs, scoring the final two in the bottom of the eighth on singles from Jon Adams, Josh Grubbs and Jason Keenan, to beat Erskine, 6-5. 3/10/00 - A four-run seventh and seven innings of three-run ball from Richard Smith are enough to get USC Spartanburg past Kennesaw State in a 7-5 win. 3/17/00 - Both Callahan Morden (triple, homer) and Jon Adams drive in five runners as the Rifles down Grace, 12-5. 3/21/00 - Down 8-6 in the bottom of the 10th, Josh Grubbs hit a two-RBI single to tie the game and in the 12th, after two North Greenville runs, USCS once again rallied, when a grounder rolled up the shortstop’s arm and into his shirt while Brent Hess scored the winning run in the 11-10 game. 4/22/00 – In the last game of the season, Michael Stone makes his 23rd appearance out of the pen and strikes out one batter against Columbus State, setting the school record with his 80th K of the season, a mark that stood nine years.

Michael Stone set a school record that lasted for nine seasons when he struck out 80 batters as a junior.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Brent Hess Joe Barrett John Hillers Josh Ford Kevin Gladney Callahan Morden Josh Grubbs Jason Keenan Travis Maton Jon Adams --Lawrence Crosby Ryan Judd Mitchell Suttles Team totals Opponents

avg .323 .297 .286 .255 .217 .213 .212 .210 .201 .158

gp-gs 52-52 53-53 34-29 31-29 47-47 51-51 31-29 49-49 52-52 53-52

ab 189 209 112 106 152 178 113 162 189 171

r 34 30 16 12 18 30 18 29 16 13

h 61 62 32 27 33 38 24 34 38 27

2b 14 20 1 3 5 8 5 3 10 3

3b hr 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0

rbi 38 31 10 12 19 25 8 9 28 14

tb 82 87 35 35 44 55 31 39 60 32

slg% .434 .416 .313 .330 .289 .309 .274 .241 .317 .187

bb hbp 29 7 18 2 17 2 11 4 23 9 38 4 15 3 37 7 16 5 13 3

so gdp ob% sf 32 3 .424 4 29 7 .355 2 25 4 .389 0 18 2 .347 0 31 4 .348 3 47 6 .360 2 32 2 .321 0 45 0 .373 3 51 1 .277 3 23 9 .228 2

1.000 .238 .213 .237 .323

2-1 10-10 26-24 53-53 53-53

1 42 89 1713 1877

0 7 10 233 412

1 1 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 3 19 1 1 0 2 406 74 12 10 200 607 142 13 44 371

2 10 22 534 907

2.000 .238 .247 .312 .483

1 0 0 0 3 0 6 2 12 2 20 4 233 48 359 44 236 41 334 23

sh sb-att po a 0 6-8 85 61 0 1-2 357 31 3 6-6 39 6 4 2-3 41 6 0 1-2 78 87 0 0-2 234 27 1 5-9 39 4 5 14-20 152 3 2 0-1 180 28 13 2-2 79 156

1.000 0 0 .289 0 0 .320 0 0 .341 19 28 .404 32 37

0-0 2 2-2 16 2-2 9 41-59 1377 56-87 1377

e fld% 15 .907 12 .970 2 .957 2 .959 22 .882 6 .978 3 .935 6 .963 5 .977 20 .922

5 0 1.000 20 6 .857 37 7 .868 596 84 .959 596 84 .959

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Michael Stone Matt Heikkila Rick Ardisana Richard Smith Alan LeRoy --Lawrence Crosby Shawn Fettue Matt Gouffon Josh Ford Brad Icenhour Matt Padgett Team totals Opponents

era 4.76 5.15 6.20 6.61 9.30

w-l 3-4 3-8 1-9 2-3 2-8

6.75 7.48 8.58 9.00 11.57 13.50 6.41 3.86

1-3 1-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 13-40 40-13 85

app gs 25 2 20 12 19 13 16 6 15 9

cg 0 4 3 0 0

sho sv 0/1 5 0/0 0 0/1 0 0/0 0 0/1 0

ip 79.1 99.2 85.2 47.2 40.2

h 89 133 128 69 62

r 52 76 79 44 51

er 42 57 59 35 42

bb 27 37 35 40 28

8 4 11 4 6 3 53 53

0 0 0 0 0 0 7 10

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 4/1

30.2 21.2 28.1 6.0 4.2 3.1 447.2 459.0

42 25 39 11 3 6 607 406

38 22 29 6 9 6 412 233

23 18 27 6 6 5 319 197

21 28 16 13 18 21 4 5 7 2 3 4 236 334 233 359

4 4 2 0 0 1 53 53

0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8

so 80 77 38 32 34

2b 20 24 34 16 14

3b 3 3 4 0 1

7 0 10 1 12 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 142 13 74 12

hr bavg wp hbp sfa sha 6 .282 6 1 8 6 12 .318 2 4 3 9 12 .350 9 8 6 9 3 .343 10 4 6 5 7 .335 11 7 0 3

bk 0 0 0 1 1

2 0 1 1 0 0 44 10

1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

.321 .294 .339 .407 .188 .353 .323 .237

10 3 8 2 0 2 63 31

4 2 5 1 4 1 41 48

3 2 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 37 19 28


2001

2001

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coach: #5 Tom Fleenor 12-42 Overall 4-26 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 34 35 38

Name Eddie Funston Jon Adams Jason Smith Tripp Hooks Brent Hess Zach Huckabay Mike Buchanan Matt Padgett Joshua Ford Dan Adams Nate Frommelt Michael Stone Brandon Wilson Stan Smith Matt Gouffon Shawn Whitmoyer John Hillers Nick Hatchette Mills Simpson Jason Farmer Brian O’Neill Mitchell Suttles Jason Berry Jerry Lee Richard Smith Nick Groomes Jimmy Richardson Josh Martin Brad McAdoo Ryan Hunter

Pos. 2B/P 2B OF P OF SS INF P OF P OF P P P P OF OF P OF 3B/1B C/1B IF IF C/OF P P C P P P

Cl. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Hometown St. Mary’s, Ga. Marietta, Ga. Roswell, Ga. Chesnee, S.C. Springfield, Ohio Marietta, Ga. Marietta, Ga. Leeds, Ala. Blasdell, N.Y. Lancaster, S.C. Silvis, Ill. Walhalla, S.C. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Marietta, Ga. Richmond, Va. Aspers, Pa. Inman, S.C. Landrum, S.C. Summerville, S.C. London, Ontario Peoria Heights, Ill. Walhalla, S.C. Alpharetta, Ga. West Union, S.C. John’s Island, S.C.. Seneca, S.C. West Chicago, Ill. Canton, Ill. Lansdale, Pa. Kouts, Ind.

Results

1/31 2/1 2/6 2/7 2/10 2/10 2/11 2/13 2/15 2/17 2/18 2/18 2/20 2/21 2/24 2/24 2/25 2/27 2/28 3/2 3/3 3/3 3/8 3/10 3/10 3/11 3/13

at at at at at at at at at at

Newberry Southern Wesleyan Mars Hill Belmont Abbey USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Erskine North Greenville North Florida* North Florida* North Florida* Lenior-Rhyne Limestone UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Wingate Coker Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Montreat Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Belmont Abbey

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16-3 12-7 0-4 5-4 1-6 4-6 3-18 6-1 2-3 0-3 5-6 2-3 2-9 4-14 2-12 3-7 4-10 5-14 1-4 4-1 3-16 1-3 9-16 3-8 0-5 0-6 27-14

3/14 3/17 3/18 3/18 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/27 3/28 3/30 3/31 3/31 4/3 4/6 4/7 4/7 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/14 4/15 4/15 4/17 4/18 4/21 4/22 4/22

at at at at at at at at at at at at at at

Limestone Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Anderson West Virginia State West Virginia State Lenior-Rhyne Catawba Lander* Lander* Lander* Newberry Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Erskine Wingate Mars Hill Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Anderson Coker Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State*

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


2001

Moments To Remember 1/31/01 - Josh Ford posted a triple and a double and drove in six to lead USCS to a 16-3 win over Newberry in the season-opener. 2/7/01 - Jerry Lee hits a walk-off homer to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning as USCS defeats Belmont Abbey, 5-4. 3/13/01 – Thanks to two grand slams, Jason Berry set a Peach Belt Conference record by driving in 10 runs as USC Spartanburg routed Belmont Abbey, 27-14. USCS sets a school-record with 28 hits. 3/28/01 - Richard Smith throws a complete-game seven hitter to lead USCS to a 3-2 win over 22-13 Catawba. 3/31/01 - Jerry Lee, Jason Farmer and Shawn Whitmoyer each post four hits to help power USCS past Lander, 17-12. 4/6/01 – Down 6-3 in the fifth inning, the Rifles score 12 runs in the next four innings to down eventual national runner-up Georgia College & State University, 15-10, as Jerry Lee, Jimmy Richardson, Brian O’Neill and Zach Huckabay each pound out two hits and three RBI. 4/21-4/22/01 – In his final three games, Brent Hess pounds out four hits in a series with Columbus State to pass Todd Ellison as the school’s all-time hits leader, finishing with 202.

Josh Ford led the 2001 Rifles in runs scored (43) and the outfielder added four stolen bases, nine doubles and a .307 batting average.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Jason Farmer Brian O’Neill Josh Ford Nate Frommelt Jerry Lee Mike Buchanan Brent Hess Zach Huckabay --Jimmy Richardson Jason Berry Shawn Whitmoyer John Hillers Mitchell Suttles Jon Adams Eddie Funston Mills Simpson Jason Smith Team totals Opponents

avg .346 .346 .307 .266 .263 .252 .232 .227

gp-gs 53-53 50-50 52-51 54-54 41-34 38-34 46-41 52-52

ab 208 188 192 207 137 127 168 172

r 31 29 43 33 24 17 27 23

h 72 65 59 55 36 32 39 39

2b 9 15 9 6 7 4 6 3

3b hr 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0

rbi 26 43 23 20 29 12 15 25

tb 89 89 70 64 54 38 45 44

slg% .428 .473 .365 .309 .394 .299 .268 .256

bb hbp 21 7 25 2 30 4 37 6 17 3 12 4 12 10 18 7

so gdp ob% sf 27 7 .422 1 28 5 .422 3 21 2 .410 1 32 1 .390 1 22 3 .352 2 28 4 .336 0 25 7 .318 2 39 5 .315 6

.303 .287 .271 .250 .224 .208 .176 .130 .077 .275 .309

24-21 29-25 30-23 3-2 27-14 26-19 10-5 16-5 7-3 54-54 54-54

66 101 70 8 67 72 17 23 13 1836 1891

14 14 13 1 8 3 3 2 2 287 432

20 4 0 1 4 29 3 0 6 25 19 6 0 1 12 2 0 0 0 1 15 3 0 0 5 15 4 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 504 79 5 17 253 584 122 16 55 380

27 50 28 2 18 19 3 3 1 644 903

.409 .495 .400 .250 .269 .264 .176 .130 .077 .351 .478

8 6 15 1 4 2 28 5 17 1 24 1 1 0 3 0 4 2 9 0 3 1 16 2 1 0 4 0 3 0 4 2 0 2 8 0 213 57 333 45 232 32 258 29

sh sb-att po a 0 3-5 73 90 0 2-4 443 25 3 4-6 110 9 2 9-13 131 5 0 3-4 164 26 0 1-1 84 87 3 9-13 90 5 4 3-5 77 151

.425 0 2 .321 2 0 .420 0 0 .333 0 0 .280 2 0 .247 1 6 .211 1 1 .231 0 1 .200 0 0 .364 22 22 .389 23 27

0-0 98 0-0 2 3-4 12 1-1 0 1-1 7 0-0 32 0-0 7 1-1 5 0-0 2 40-58 1361 58-86 1392

e fld% 26 .862 4 .992 2 .983 2 .986 4 .979 11 .940 4 .960 31 .880

11 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 16 3 67 13 19 1 1 0 0 0 606 126 608 80

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Michael Stone Richard Smith Brandon Wilson Brad McAdoo Josh Martin Ryan Hunter Dan Adams --Nick Hatchette Tripp Hooks Stan Smith Matt Padgett Nick Groomes Matt Gouffon Eddie Funston Team totals Opponents

era 4.40 4.53 6.11 6.67 6.75 6.89 7.77

w-l 3-6 2-3 2-7 1-6 1-9 1-1 2-1

4.72 5.64 6.81 9.00 11.12 19.29 27.00 6.27 4.27

0-3 0-3 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 12-42 42-12 87

app gs 23 3 13 7 10 9 15 13 14 11 15 0 19 3

cg 0 1 0 2 1 0 0

sho sv 0/0 0 0/1 1 0/0 0 0/1 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1

ip 61.1 55.2 45.2 56.2 54.2 49.2 46.1

h 61 59 60 71 78 77 59

r 41 49 41 55 58 50 45

er 30 28 31 42 41 38 40

bb 36 36 23 29 19 13 25

6 14 12 1 6 2 3 54 54

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7

0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 1/1 2 5/3 10

13.1 22.1 37.0 2.0 5.2 2.1 1.0 453.2 464.0

20 30 47 2 7 8 5 584 504

18 22 32 2 10 5 4 432 287

7 14 28 2 7 5 3 316 220

7 8 6 1 12 10 4 3 14 19 8 1 2 0 0 0 9 4 1 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 1 1 232 258 122 16 213 333 79 5

3 0 5 0 0 0 0 54 54

so 51 32 22 33 25 21 33

2b 17 15 10 19 16 9 13

3b 0 1 2 0 0 2 5

hr bavg 5 .255 4 .266 3 .317 13 .300 3 .324 7 .362 6 .311

wp hbp sfa sha 9 2 1 2 8 2 3 4 5 3 1 2 9 3 3 4 4 4 0 0 6 5 4 6 2 7 2 2

bk 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

2 2 9 0 1 0 0 55 17

2 0 2 0 3 0 0 51 40

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

.328 .316 .311 .286 .292 .615 .556 .309 .275

1 1 0 1 0 0 0 32 57

2 1 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 27 22 22

.965 1.000 .867 .000 .885 .884 .963 1.000 1.000 .940 .962


2002

2002

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coaches: #5 Tom Fleenor, #11 Josh Ford 21-34 Overall 5-24 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 30 32 33 34 35 38

Name Adam Whiteside Brian Grissom Adam Cook Jerry Lee Zach Huckabay Jason Smith Chris Nowak Ross Vigder Nate Frommelt Brandon Wilson Stan Smith Jim Kais Tim Gray Patrick Brannon Jason Farmer Brian O’Neill Asa Barnes Garrett Holmes Derek Ford Brandon Watson Todd Jones Trevor Berryhill Jake Gaston Ryan Hunter

Pos. INF INF P C/OF SS OF P/INF INF OF P P C P/OF OF 3B/1B C/1B OF P P/OF C P P P P

Cl. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr.

Hometown Campobello, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Greenville, S.C. West Union, S.C. Marietta, Ga. Roswell, Ga. Waukesha, Wis. Milwaukee, Wis. Silvis, Ill. Cedar Rapids, Iowa Marietta, Ga. Waukesha, Wis. Apopka, Fla. Mt. Vernon, Wash. London, Ontario Peoria Heights, Ill. Brewster, N.Y. Woodruff, S.C. North Augusta, S.C. Fountain Inn, S.C. Omaha, Neb. Longwood, Fla. Chester, S.C. Kouts, Ind.

Results 1/29 1/31 2/3 2/3 2/9 2/9 2/10 2/12 2/13 2/16 2/16 2/17 2/23 2/24 2/24 2/26 3/2 3/2 3/5 3/6 3/9 3/9 3/10 3/15 3/17 3/17 3/19

at at at at at at at at vs. vs. vs. at at at at

Coker Southern Wesleyan Mars Hill Mars Hill UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Wingate Lenior-Rhyne North Florida* North Florida* North Florida* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Erskine Lander* Lander* North Greenville Newberry West Virginia State West Virginia State West Virginia State Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Charleston Southern

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

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

3/22 3/23 3/23 3/25 3/26 3/27 3/29 3/30 3/30 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/6 4/7 4/7 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/13 4/14 4/14 4/16 4/16 4/17 4/20 4/21 4/21

at at at at at at at at at

USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Mars Hill Barton Barton Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Mars Hill Wingate Newberry Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State* Coker Erskine St. Andrews St. Andrews Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Anderson Anderson North Greenville Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State*

88

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


2002

Moments To Remember 2/3/02 - In his second career start, Trevor Berryhill tosses a three-hitter, allowing one earned run in seven innings to lead USCS to a 5-2 win over Mars Hill. 2/23-4/4/02 – Freshman Chris Nowak posts a school-record 27 game hitting streak. Nowak, who won the Peach Belt Freshman of the Year award, hit .380 with a then-record 82 hits. 2/26/02 - After a rocky start by Chris Nowak, Ryan Hunter throws 7 1/3 scoreless innings of relief as USCS tops Erskine, 14-4. Nate Frommelt scores four times and racks three singles, a triple and a homer in the game. 3/9/02 - USCS sweeps No. 29 West Virginia State, 11-5 and 6-5, in a doubleheader, marking the first time in Coach Fincher’s tenure that the Rifles swept a ranked team. 3/19/02 - Six innings of scoreless relief from Ryan Hunter and a three-run seventh inning lead USCS to a 5-4 upset over Division I Charleston Southern. 3/23/02 - Jim Kais drove in Zach Huckabay in the bottom of the 10th inning as USCS wins a wild affair over USC Aiken, 14-13. 4/20/02 - USCS wins its 20th game of the year with a 5-2 win over Augusta State, starting a school-record string of seven straight 20-win campaigns. 4/21/02 - The Rifles tie a school record as eight regular starting players hit better than .300 for the first time since 1988, led by Chris Nowak’s .380 batting average and Nate Frommelt’s .350.

Chris Nowak hit in a school-record 27 games from Feb. 23-April 4 before going on to earn Peach Belt Freshman of the Year honors.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Chris Nowak Nate Frommelt Brian O’Neill Jason Farmer Zach Huckabay Jason Smith Tim Gray Patrick Brannan Derek Ford Jerry Lee --Brandon Watson Jason Barnes Ross Vigder Adam Whiteside Jim Kais Brian Grissom Team totals Opponents

avg .380 .350 .344 .330 .325 .322 .307 .306 .287 .233

gp-gs 55-55 36-36 52-52 54-54 55-55 45-36 48-47 51-50 44-37 38-33

ab 216 120 195 203 203 143 179 186 143 116

r 45 37 42 42 35 25 25 38 16 17

h 82 42 67 67 66 46 55 57 41 27

2b 16 8 17 15 11 12 14 7 10 3

3b hr 5 4 1 3 2 2 0 6 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1

rbi 40 13 36 39 40 30 34 21 21 9

tb 120 61 94 100 96 63 69 66 61 33

slg% .556 .508 .482 .493 .473 .441 .385 .355 .427 .284

bb hbp 20 8 36 6 28 3 19 10 26 4 13 1 14 0 27 2 6 5 15 2

so gdp ob% sf 17 9 .445 3 26 0 .519 0 36 4 .430 2 32 4 .403 6 44 4 .405 4 30 2 .377 2 28 0 .348 5 48 0 .398 1 23 5 .333 2 21 5 .328 1

.333 .286 .200 .176 .143 .000 .311 .321

3-0 17-3 16-7 13-4 36-26 2-0 55-55 55-55

3 21 30 17 84 2 1861 1877

1 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 4 2 6 0 0 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 1 8 12 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 338 578 115 14 25 297 401 603 110 17 36 360

1 7 9 3 13 0 796 855

.333 .333 .300 .176 .155 .000 .428 .456

0 0 1 0 2 2 8 1 3 1 9 0 1 0 0 0 16 2 11 3 0 0 1 0 226 46 335 37 186 41 264 25

sh sb-att po a 0 6-9 43 106 3 9-14 65 2 1 3-6 98 98 0 0-1 438 23 2 1-2 89 148 0 5-5 23 0 9 0-2 68 15 4 9-13 172 5 1 1-1 68 16 5 3-7 124 45

.333 0 0 .400 0 0 .294 0 0 .222 0 1 .294 0 3 .000 0 0 .394 26 29 .388 33 40

0-0 4 0-0 0 0-0 11 0-0 6 0-0 143 0-0 0 37-60 1359 86-122 1366

e fld% 26 .851 1 .985 11 .947 9 .981 16 .937 0 1.000 7 .922 4 .978 3 .966 8 .955

0 0 0 0 4 1 17 3 26 2 1 1 567 102 586 81

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Brandon Wilson Ryan Hunter Tim Gray Trevor Berryhill Derek Ford Stan Smith Todd Jones --Adam Cook Brian Grissom Garrett Holmes Chris Nowak Team totals Opponents

era 5.15 5.21 5.21 5.74 6.38 6.83 7.50

w-l 2-5 3-3 4-6 4-6 2-4 2-5 4-3

app 22 28 13 13 14 15 15

gs 1 0 13 12 8 10 5

cg 0 0 2 4 2 0 1

sho sv 0/0 3 0/0 1 1/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 0

ip 43.2 65.2 65.2 80.0 55.0 58.0 42.0

h 61 85 85 103 74 80 57

r 38 45 51 65 46 60 42

er 25 38 38 51 39 44 35

bb 19 13 32 22 20 26 12

2.08 8.71 10.90 12.27 6.30 5.32

0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 21-34 34-21

4 11 10 5 55 55

0 0 3 3 55 55

0 0 0 0 9 10

0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 3/2

4.1 10.1 17.1 11.0 453.0 455.1

7 15 22 14 603 578

1 10 27 16 401 338

1 10 21 15 317 269

3 1 1 0 14 4 3 0 12 16 6 2 13 10 0 0 186 264 110 17 226 335 115 14

89

0 0 0 0 4 3

so 30 30 29 43 34 38 29

2b 11 20 13 18 15 13 10

3b 3 2 2 6 0 0 2

hr bavg 4 .341 6 .322 7 .316 6 .314 4 .295 4 .319 2 .322

wp hbp sfa sha 1 3 7 8 4 1 2 9 3 1 4 4 2 10 6 5 6 10 3 3 6 10 3 6 4 2 4 3

bk 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 3 36 25

0 2 2 5 37 47

0 0 0 1 3 9

.368 .313 .324 .304 .321 .311

0 0 5 0 41 46

1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 33 40 26 29

1.000 .000 .938 .885 .988 .500 .950 .960


2003

2003

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coaches: #44 Jason Farmer, #5 Tom Fleenor 28-26 Overall • 9-18 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 24 27 28 29 30 33 34 35 36 38

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Adam Whiteside INF So. Campobello, S.C. Brian Grissom INF So. Rock Hill, S.C. Adam Cook P So. Greenville, S.C. Jerry Lee C/OF Sr. West Union, S.C. Zach Huckabay SS Jr. Marietta, Ga. Jason Smith OF Jr. Roswell, Ga. Chris Nowak P/INF So. Waukesha, Wis. Brad Wingo OF Fr. Mauldin, S.C. Ross Vigder INF So. Milwaukee, Wis. Bubba Johnson P/OF Fr. Greer, S.C. Jeff Jerome P Jr. Forest City, Iowa Tyson Cross INF So. Chico, Calif. Stan Smith P Jr. Marietta, Ga. Jim Kais C So. Waukesha, Wis. Tim Gray P/OF Sr. Apopka, Fla. Patrick Brannon OF Sr. Mt. Vernon, Wash. Brandon Williams P Fr. Tega Cay, S.C. Jim Maciejewski C Jr. Lancaster, N.Y. Garrett Holmes P So. Woodruff, S.C. Robert Hopkins C Jr. Aiken, S.C. Doc Godfrey P Fr. Simpsonville, S.C. Derek Ford P/OF Sr. North Augusta, S.C. Todd Jones P Sr. Omaha, Neb. Trevor Berryhill P So. Longwood, Fla. Jake Gaston P So. Chester, S.C. Chris Hill P Jr. Griffith, Ind. Stephen Warren P/1B So. Norfolk, Va.

Results 2/2 2/2 2/5 2/5 2/8 2/8 2/9 2/11 2/18 2/20 2/23 2/23 2/24 2/25 2/26 3/2 3/2 3/2 3/7 3/8 3/8 3/11 3/12 3/14 3/15 3/15

at at at at at at at at

Tusculum Tusculum Mars Hill Mars Hill UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Belmont Abbey Lenoir-Rhyne Wingate Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Anderson Coker Lander* Lander* Lander* West Virginia State West Virginia State West Virginia State Erskine Newberry Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion*

L 2-7 W 4-1 W 9-6 L 4-11 W 5-3 L 6-8 W 4-3 L 8-12 L 3-4 W 10-5 L 4-6 L 5-8 L 6-9 W 8-7 L 2-4 L 2-3 W 6-3 L 1-13 W 9-1 W 6-1 W 6-5 W 10-2 W 5-4 L 2-9 W 17-10 W 3-1

3/21 3/22 3/22 3/23 3/25 3/26 3/28 3/29 3/29 3/31 4/1 4/1 4/2 4/5 4/5 4/6 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/13 4/14 4/16 4/16 4/18 4/19 4/19 4/21 4/22

vs. at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at

West Virginia Tech USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Southern Wesleyan Lenior-Rhyne Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Tusculum Anderson Anderson Mars Hill Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State* Newberry Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Coker Erskine Erskine Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Wingate Belmont Abbey

90

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


2003

Moments To Remember 3/17/03 – After a doubleheader sweep of 16th-ranked Francis Marion, USCS earns votes in Collegiate Baseball’s national poll for the first time since 1993. 3/23/03 – Jim Kais scampered home in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch to lift USC Spartanburg to a dramatic 8-7 win over Kennesaw State, the school’s first win over a nationally-No. 1 ranked team. Freshman Brad Wingo joined the Rifles with a bang in 2004, hitting .342 and stealing 15 bases.

4/5/03 - The Rifles win their sixth game of the season against a ranked team with a 14-2 win at Columbus State. 4/13/03 – Stephen Warren throws a two-hitter against Armstrong Atlantic State, but falls to the Pirates, 2-0. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of the seveninning game. 4/22/03 – USCS downs Belmont Abbey, 16-7, to help it finish the season, 28-26, its first winning season since 1991. Chris Nowak went 5-for-6 with six RBI in the game. 4/22/03 - Derek Ford becomes first Rifle pitcher since 1992 to finish with an ERA under 3.00 in 50 or more innings of work.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Chris Nowak Tim Gray Brad Wingo Patrick Brannan Zach Huckabay Adam Whiteside Ross Vigder Derek Ford --Todd Jones Rober Hopkins Jim Kais Jerry Lee Tyson Cross Jason Smith Jim Maciejewski Stephen Warren Bubba Johnson Brian Grissom Team totals Opponents

avg .362 .362 .342 .313 .303 .288 .286 .250

gp-gs 54-54 46-44 45-41 54-54 54-54 43-40 37-34 30-29

ab 207 174 149 211 195 139 126 108

r 40 36 25 50 49 23 23 18

h 75 63 51 66 59 40 36 27

2b 18 13 6 6 9 10 8 4

1.000 .500 .294 .293 .250 .236 .185 .167 .000 .000 .299 .274

1-0 2-0 31-21 37-28 15-14 33-25 27-24 14-13 2-0 2-0 54-54 54-54

1 2 85 92 52 89 65 48 2 0 1780 1722

0 0 18 15 8 15 12 9 0 0 347 298

1 0 1 0 25 3 27 9 13 2 21 6 12 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 532 98 471 97

3b hr 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 7

rbi 45 27 32 23 25 27 22 22

tb 98 83 57 75 78 50 44 47

slg% .473 .477 .383 .355 .400 .360 .349 .435

bb hbp 22 6 13 3 15 5 26 2 26 5 8 1 16 3 10 3

so gdp ob% sf 27 2 .433 3 25 1 .411 2 21 1 .410 4 34 0 .387 4 39 3 .396 1 21 1 .327 2 24 2 .374 2 25 2 .328 1

0 0 0 1 0 19 1 17 0 6 0 6 0 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 10 288 33 260

1 1 30 39 15 27 16 10 0 0 678 681

1.000 .500 .353 .424 .288 .303 .246 .208 .000 .000 .381 .395

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 5 15 1 14 4 17 3 5 3 11 1 11 0 26 0 8 2 18 1 5 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 197 42 328 19 189 42 344 19

sh 0 3 3 5 1 7 0 0

1.000 0 0 .500 0 0 .400 0 1 .391 5 1 .350 0 0 .317 1 0 .286 2 6 .245 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .377 27 27 .357 16 40

sb-att 13-13 9-10 15-17 25-29 15-15 2-4 1-2 0-0

po 48 63 52 131 58 62 283 49

0-0 1 0-0 1 2-2 149 4-4 52 0-0 17 4-4 1 0-0 156 3-4 116 0-0 0 0-0 0 93-104 1320 55-133 1296

a 126 7 2 8 126 97 13 15

e fld% 18 .906 0 1.000 4 .931 2 .986 19 .906 11 .935 4 .987 4 .941

7 0 0 0 18 2 6 1 29 1 0 0 25 3 19 3 2 0 1 0 545 83 582 115

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Derek Ford Stephen Warren Trevor Berryhill Jeff Jerome --Brian Grissom Doc Godfrey Jake Gaston Stan Smith Todd Jones Brandon Williams Chris Hill Bubba Johnson Garrett Holmes Clay Pointer Tim Gray Adam Cook Team totals Opponents

era 2.77 3.63 3.78 5.27

w-l 3-2 3-4 1-5 6-0

app 11 13 13 13

gs 7 11 12 10

cg 2 2 1 0

sho sv 0/0 0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 0

ip 55.1 62.0 83.1 56.1

h 54 49 76 78

r 22 31 48 46

er 17 25 35 33

bb 20 36 31 23

2b 10 7 13 16

3b 1 0 0 2

hr bavg 2 .252 2 .215 6 .247 5 .328

wp hbp sfa sha 2 5 0 3 7 8 3 9 9 3 1 12 5 4 4 0

bk 0 5 2 2

2.57 3.68 4.76 5.87 5.90 6.20 6.61 6.75 6.75 7.50 9.22 18.00 4.81 4.83

2-0 0-0 0-1 2-3 4-3 1-1 2-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 1-1 0-0 28-26 26-28

3 7 6 19 8 11 7 4 16 2 4 1 54 54

0 1 0 0 7 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 54 54

0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 7

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 2/1

7.0 14.2 5.2 30.2 39.2 20.1 16.1 6.2 21.1 6.0 13.2 1.0 440.0 432.0

8 14 4 40 39 18 19 12 26 7 23 4 471 532

2 9 4 27 33 17 13 6 18 5 15 2 298 347

2 6 3 20 26 14 12 5 16 5 14 2 235 232

4 6 2 5 8 2 3 1 2 9 25 11 13 24 6 10 13 4 10 16 7 5 6 1 14 19 4 0 2 5 6 11 6 0 1 1 189 344 97 197 328 98

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 9

0 3 0 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 1 0 33 10

2 1 3 9 7 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 56 55

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 8

91

0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 8

so 34 68 62 48

.276 .237 .190 .317 .252 .240 .311 .387 .310 .280 .377 .571 .274 .299

0 2 0 3 4 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 42 42

0 0 1 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 16 40 27 27

1.000 1.000 .988 .983 .979 1.000 .984 .978 1.000 1.000 .957 .942


2004

2004

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coaches: #5 Tom Fleenor, #30 Derek Ford, #31 Todd Whitehead 24-28 Overall • 11-19 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 38

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Adam Whiteside INF Jr. Campobello, S.C. John Caddell INF Fr. Apex, N.C. Adam Cook P Jr. Greenville, S.C. Adam Tesh P/OF Fr. Winston-Salem, N.C. Jad Griffin INF/P Fr. Fort Mill, S.C. Zach Huckabay SS Sr. Marietta, Ga. Jason Smith OF Sr. Roswell, Ga. Chris Nowak P/INF Jr. Waukesha, Wis. Brad Wingo OF So. Mauldin, S.C. Ross Vigder INF Jr. Milwaukee, Wis. Jeff Jerome P Sr. Forest City, Iowa Tyson Cross INF Jr. Chico, Calif. Stan Smith P Sr. Marietta, Ga. Jim Kais C Jr. Waukesha, Wis. Bret Hansen OF Fr. Charlotte, N.C. Michael Hook P Fr. West Columbia, S.C. Brandon Williams P So. Tega Cay, S.C. Jim Maciejewski C Sr. Lancaster, N.Y. Carlos Aponte OF Jr. Yabucoa, Puerto Rico Eric Davis OF/1B Jr. Amarillo, Texas Garrett Holmes P Jr. Woodruff, S.C. Robert Hopkins C Sr. Aiken, S.C. Doc Godfrey P So. Simpsonville, S.C. George Gibson P Jr. Canyon City, Ore. Josh Clark C Fr. Greensboro, N.C. Trevor Berryhill P Jr. Longwood, Fla. Jake Gaston P Jr. Chester, S.C. Chris Hill P Sr. Griffith, Ind. Stephen Warren P/1B Jr. Norfolk, Va.

Results

2/1 2/1 2/3 2/4 2/8 2/10 2/14 2/14 2/16 2/18 2/21 2/21 2/22 2/24 2/28 2/28 2/29 3/2 3/4 3/10 3/13 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/17 3/19

at at at at at at at at at at

Tusculum Tusculum Belmont Abbey Coker Mars Hill Lenoir-Rhyne USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Anderson UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Carson-Newman Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Newberry Anderson North Greenville Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Wingate Tusculum Francis Marion*

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

3/19 3/21 3/23 3/27 3/28 3/28 3/31 4/1 4/3 4/3 4/4 4/6 4/7 4/9 4/10 4/10 4/15 4/17 4/17 4/18 4/20 4/20 4/21 4/23 4/24 4/24

at at at at at at at at at at at at

Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Mars Hill Columbus State* Columbus State* Columbus State* Lenoir-Rhyne Erskine Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Armstrong Atlantic State* Newberry Wingate Lander* Lander* Lander* Presbyterian North Florida* North Florida* North Florida* Erskine Erskine Coker Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State*

92

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


2004

Moments To Remember 2/1/04 – USCS opens Cleveland S. Harley Park with a pair of 4-2 wins over Tusculum, as Trevor Berryhill tossed a complete game in the opener and Brandon Williams added a four-inning effort for the game two win. 2/18/04 – Chris Nowak hits for the cycle in a 10-8 loss to Anderson. He posted a two-RBI triple in the first, a single in the fourth, a leadoff homer in the seventh and a double in the ninth. 2/24/04 - Chris Nowak earns Peach Belt Player of the Week for his cycle against Anderson, the first time in eight years a Rifle won the award.

Trevor Berryhill threw a complete game as USC Spartanburg opened Harley Park with a 4-2 win over Tusculum.

3/27/04 - Brandon Williams pitches eight innings of five-hit ball to hold down fifth-ranked Columbus State and Chris Nowak goes 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI to lead USCS to a 4-2 upset over the Cougars. 3/28/04 – In just three years, Chris Nowak sets the USCS all-time hits record with a double in the second game of a doubleheader with Columbus State for his 203rd career hit. He finished his three-year career with 232 hits. 4/23/04 – Brandon Williams throws a four-hit shutout against 14th-ranked Augusta State, using just 89 pitches in the 4-0 win. 6/8/04 – After earning All-Peach Belt and All-Region honors, Chris Nowak is drafted in the 19th round by Tampa Bay, the first Rifle since 1988 to be drafted.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Chris Nowak John Caddell Carlos Aponte Eric Davis Jason Smith Bret Hansen Zach Huckabay Brad Wingo Jim Kais ---Adam Tesh Jad Griffin Ross Vigder Robert Hopkins Tyson Cross Josh Clark Adam Whiteside Jim Maciejewski George Gibson Totals Opponents

avg .387 .316 .315 .308 .282 .253 .252 .243 .162

gp-- gs 52-- 52 50-- 48 52-- 52 52-- 51 38-- 33 46-- 44 45-- 41 33-- 33 42-- 35

ab 194 171 213 201 124 146 131 115 105

r 42 39 30 31 17 23 21 17 14

h 75 54 67 62 35 37 33 28 17

2b 19 7 10 9 9 4 9 5 3

3b hr 4 4 1 0 2 5 5 3 2 0 3 2 1 3 1 0 0 0

rbi 36 17 38 36 14 21 19 14 12

tb 114 63 96 90 48 53 53 35 20

slg% .588 .368 .451 .448 .387 .363 .405 .304 .190

bb hbp 23 6 39 6 9 3 18 0 6 1 29 1 24 4 5 3 12 4

so gdp ob% sf 26 3 .458 4 23 3 .454 2 24 7 .351 0 45 2 .364 1 21 1 .321 0 35 1 .374 3 29 1 .377 3 17 2 .290 1 19 3 .266 3

sh sb--att po 2 4--8 50 3 5--7 106 1 1--4 99 0 2--5 364 1 2--2 0 5 3--4 134 4 3--3 42 7 3--4 57 8 0--2 212

.258 .240 .237 .200 .194 .143 .125 .103 .000 .277 .300

24-- 20 10-- 6 19-- 12 5-- 3 26-- 16 14-- 9 9-- 4 13-- 9 14-- 8 52-- 52 52-- 52

66 25 38 10 62 28 16 29 0 1674 1698

17 17 3 6 6 9 1 2 10 12 5 4 1 2 2 3 0 0 281 463 321 509

2 1 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 87 96

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 21 20

8 4 8 1 6 4 2 1 0 241 284

19 7 15 3 14 8 3 5 0 646 744

.288 .280 .395 .300 .226 .286 .188 .172 .000 .386 .438

8 2 12 0 13 3 1 1 0 205 196

14 13 8 4 14 14 3 9 0 318 282

0 0 3 0 3 1 2 1 0 33 36

.355 .321 .423 .333 .359 .250 .211 .161 .000 .365 .380

0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 19 27

1 3--4 32 0 0 0--0 0 0 1 0--0 46 2 0 0--0 0 0 1 1--2 31 47 0 0--0 29 2 0 0--0 6 8 1 0--0 59 6 0 0--0 2 9 35 27--46 1280 479 28 57--85 1274 501

bf 216 278 347 194

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 33

2 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 40 41

a 93 105 1 13 0 2 102 1 32

e 17 13 4 8 0 2 9 5 5

fld% .894 .942 .962 .979 .000 .986 .941 .921 .980

4 .889 0 .000 1 .980 0 .000 2 .975 2 .939 0 1.000 4 .942 3 .786 91 .951 89 .952

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Stan Smith Brandon Williams Trevor Berryhill Jeff Jerome ---Michael Hook Garrett Holmes Chris Hill Zach Huckabay Doc Godfrey Jake Gaston George Gibson Jad Griffin Totals Opponents

era 2.86 4.68 5.40 6.22

w--l 4--1 7--4 4--5 4--7

app 29 12 16 16

gs 1 12 14 14

cg 0 3 2 1

3.60 3.71 4.61 5.48 6.83 7.89 7.98 18.00 5.36 4.66

0--0 2--2 0--0 1--2 1--2 0--2 1--3 0--0 24--28 28--24

11 19 7 15 18 17 14 2 52 52

0 2 1 0 0 0 8 0 52 52

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8

93

sho sv 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

0 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 12 10

ip h 56.2 57 73.0 70 80.0 118 50.2 56

r 25 42 59 48

er 18 38 48 35

bb 17 28 22 25

so 46 46 36 42

2b 12 13 23 9

3b 2 2 3 4

hr 3 6 9 6

15.0 26.2 13.2 21.1 27.2 21.2 38.1 2.0 426.2 424.2

8 18 12 16 29 20 40 4 321 281

6 11 7 13 21 19 34 4 254 220

7 6 23 30 8 4 8 16 14 18 11 13 30 24 3 1 196 282 205 318

0 4 3 7 12 4 7 2 96 87

1 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 20 21

1 56 .286 1 1 102 .284 4 0 54 .278 1 1 84 .298 0 3 114 .342 5 1 87 .322 2 2 155 .316 12 0 11 .636 0 33 1698 .300 39 18 1674 .277 40

16 29 15 25 39 28 49 7 509 463

bavg .264 .252 .340 .289

wp hbp 1 2 4 6 8 5 1 5 5 2 3 3 4 2 3 1 41 40

sfa sha 0 1 2 6 0 3 0 5

bk 3 2 4 5

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 11

0 2 0 2 2 3 4 1 28 35

2 0 3 0 3 1 3 0 27 19


2005

2005

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coaches: #5 Tom Fleenor, #24 Jim Maciejewski, #31 Todd Whitehead 33-21 Overall • 14-16 Peach Belt No. 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 22 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown Adam Whiteside INF Sr. Campobello, S.C. John Caddell INF So. Apex, N.C. Ryan Poss P/OF Fr. Marietta, Ga. Matt Goyea 2B Jr. St. Charles, Mo. Erik Morian C Fr. Summerville, S.C. Michael Kohn INF Fr. Camden, S.C. James Dalton P/OF Fr. Apopka, Fla. Ryan Lanning C Fr. Orient, Ohio Brad Wingo OF Jr. Mauldin, S.C. Ross Vigder INF Sr. Milwaukee, Wis. Brian Discordia OF Jr. Niantic, Conn. Scott Eckard P Fr. Lake Mary, Fla. Jorda Young P Jr. Gonzales, La. Jim Kais C Sr. Waukesha, Wis. Bret Hansen OF So. Charlotte, N.C. Michael Hook P So. West Columbia, S.C. Brandon Williams P Jr. Tega Cay, S.C. Eric Davis OF/1B Sr. Amarillo, Texas Garrett Holmes P Sr. Woodruff, S.C. Kyle Bowley P/INF Fr. Apopka, Fla. Doc Godfrey P Jr. Simpsonville, S.C. Will Dozier OF Fr. Roebuck, S.C. George Gibson P Sr. Canyon City, Ore. Josh Clark C So. Greensboro, N.C. Trevor Berryhill P Sr. Longwood, Fla. Andrew Runion INF Fr. Simpsonville, S.C. Andrew Maddox INF Fr. Boiling Springs, S.C. Derek Byars P Fr. Blacksburg, S.C.

Results 2/5 2/5 2/6 2/8 2/9 2/12 2/12 2/13 2/15 2/16 2/19 2/19 2/20 2/22 2/23 2/25 2/26 2/26 3/2 3/4 3/5 3/6 3/9 3/11 3/12 3/12 3/15

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Bloomfield Bloomfield Bloomfield Newberry Lenoir-Rhyne USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Mars Hill Anderson UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Limestone Erskine Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Kennesaw State* Mars Hill Bentley# St. Thomas Aquinas# Shepherd# Coker Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Newberry

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10-1 22-0 8-2 5-9 5-4 9-5 8-9 14-15 8-7 10-3 9-1 3-2 6-8 5-15 11-7 7-5 4-11 2-5 6-3 19-5 21-15 18-0 7-5 3-7 6-17 4-7 10-5

3/18 Francis Marion* 3/19 Francis Marion* 3/19 Francis Marion* 3/24 at Lenoir-Rhyne 3/25 at Columbus State* 3/26 at Columbus State* 3/26 at Columbus State* 3/29 at Anderson 3/30 at Belmont Abbey 4/2 Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/3 Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/3 Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/5 at Mars Hill 4/6 Southern Wesleyan 4/7 North Greenville 4/9 at Lander* 4/9 at Lander* 4/10 at Lander* 4/14 at Tusculum 4/16 North Florida* 4/16 North Florida* 4/17 North Florida* 4/18 Erskine 4/19 Coker 4/23 vs. Augusta State* 4/23 vs. Augusta State* 4/24 at Augusta State* # USC Upstate Invitational

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


2005

Moments To Remember 2005 – The Thomas L. Smith Memorial Scholarship is endowed for USC Upstate baseball players. Smith’s grandson, Jason, is the first recipient of the award. 2/19/05 – Brandon Williams and Scott Eckard combined their gems to help lift USC Upstate to a sweep of seventh-ranked UNC Pembroke by scores of 9-1 and 3-2. 2/26/05 – Trevor Berryhill breaks the school record for career strikeouts with his 151st in 6 1/3 innings of work in a no-decision against Kennesaw State. He goes on to post 158 in his career.

Matt Goyea hit .425 with 45 runs and 44 RBI to become the first Upstate player to earn Division II All-American honors.

3/4/05 – Eric Davis ties the school-record with two triples and adds a homer in a 19-5 win over Bentley in the opener of the USC Upstate Invitational. He went 7-for-14 with three triples, two homers and 11 RBI in the three games of the invitational. 4/11/05 – For the first time since 1993, Upstate enters the Collegiate Baseball poll at No. 18 thanks to a nine-game winning streak. 5/5/05 – Kyle Bowley earns Peach Belt Freshman of the Year honors after hitting .337 with nine homers and 59 RBI and going 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA on the mound. 5/31/05 – Matt Goyea earns consensus All-America honors after hitting .425 with 44 runs and 44 RBI for the Spartans. He was a third team ABCA selection and second team pick by the Baseball Writers of America.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Matt Goyea Eric Davis Brad Wingo Bret Hansen Kyle Bowley Jim Kais Brian Discordia Ross Vigder John Caddell -------------Erik Morian Jason Landy Jad Griffin Josh Clark Will Dozier Andrew Maddox Adam Whiteside Michael Kohn Andrew Runion Ryan Lanning George Gibson Totals Opponents

avg .425 .350 .340 .339 .337 .327 .301 .275 .265

gp-- gs 46-- 44 54-- 54 49-- 49 49-- 48 49-- 49 49-- 46 45-- 44 37-- 32 53-- 53

ab 181 217 191 180 193 168 156 109 200

r 45 55 48 48 45 35 28 15 48

h 77 76 65 61 65 55 47 30 53

2b 17 17 9 12 15 12 8 6 7

1.000 1.000 .500 .329 .273 .245 .238 .196 .158 .000 .000 .321 .298

3-- 0 1-- 0 1-- 0 23-- 18 4-- 0 26-- 15 21-- 12 19-- 16 7-- 5 5-- 1 1-- 0 54-- 54 54-- 54

1 1 2 76 11 49 42 56 19 5 2 1859 1865

0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 10 25 5 1 3 2 17 12 1 8 10 2 8 11 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 413 596 115 301 555 95

3b hr 2 2 7 8 2 0 4 2 1 9 3 0 5 0 1 1 0 0

rbi 44 48 30 37 59 31 28 19 26

tb 104 131 78 87 109 73 65 41 60

slg% .575 .604 .408 .483 .565 .435 .417 .376 .300

bb hbp 22 1 30 1 31 4 41 4 22 6 29 5 26 13 19 6 38 7

so gdp ob% sf 10 2 .485 2 42 1 .426 3 24 3 .441 1 40 0 .467 2 25 5 .412 5 31 2 .438 1 21 3 .434 3 20 1 .407 1 36 2 .392 5

sh sb--att po 0 5--7 58 0 1--3 267 11 2--4 62 4 3--7 111 1 0--0 106 6 1--2 364 4 4--5 89 4 0--2 78 7 5--7 107

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 18

1 0 1 21 1 5 7 5 3 0 0 366 258

1 1 1 32 5 15 12 13 6 0 0 834 761

1.000 1.000 .500 .421 .455 .306 .286 .232 .316 .000 .000 .449 .408

0 0 0 5 0 13 7 10 1 0 0 294 200

0 0 0 19 1 13 7 16 4 2 0 311 408

0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 32 21

0 0--0 6 0 0 0--0 0 0 0 0--0 0 1 0 0--0 41 4 1 0--0 2 0 1 0--2 27 27 4 1--1 28 24 1 0--1 20 24 0 0--0 1 0 0 0--0 7 1 0 0--0 0 5 44 22--41 1386 498 37 53--88 1356 604

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 23 25

0 0 0 4 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 60 48

1.000 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .391 2 .273 0 .456 0 .353 1 .338 0 .200 0 .000 0 .000 0 .424 26 .377 16

a 84 19 2 5 48 47 4 3 139

e fld% 10 .934 4 .986 4 .941 4 .967 2 .987 2 .995 2 .979 0 1.000 16 .939 0 0 0 1 0 8 10 11 1 0 0 87 88

1.000 .000 1.000 .978 1.000 .871 .839 .800 .500 1.000 1.000 .956 .957

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Garrett Holmes Scott Eckard James Dalton Brandon Williams -------------Kyle Bowley Derek Byars George Gibson Trevor Berryhill Doc Godfrey Ryan Poss Jorda Young Totals Opponents

era 2.51 2.82 2.85 4.45

w--l 3--1 7--3 6--3 5--2

app gs 23 0 13 12 25 1 14 13

cg 0 3 0 0

3.86 6.75 7.41 7.46 7.47 9.00 10.42 4.85 6.95

3--3 1--0 3--2 2--4 2--1 1--1 0--1 33--21 21--33

10 3 14 11 14 13 11 54 54

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6

95

6 0 7 7 3 3 2 54 54

sho sv 0 5 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6

ip 61.0 76.2 60.0 64.2

h 42 79 55 90

r 20 31 23 38

er 17 24 19 32

bb 29 27 27 33

so 79 67 72 70

2b 7 9 10 9

3b 4 2 4 1

hr 0 2 2 5

bf 219 291 226 271

bavg .192 .271 .243 .332

wp hbp 6 6 6 12 2 4 2 4

46.2 4.0 37.2 35.0 31.1 26.0 19.0 462.0 452.0

56 4 54 45 49 38 43 555 596

21 3 33 40 34 27 31 301 413

20 3 31 29 26 26 22 249 349

8 29 9 1 0 1 15 23 8 24 17 7 9 20 14 18 16 9 9 15 12 200 408 95 294 311 115

4 0 0 0 1 1 1 18 27

4 186 .301 1 1 16 .250 0 5 161 .335 4 0 140 .321 8 4 141 .348 3 2 111 .342 5 0 103 .417 4 25 1865 .298 41 23 1859 .321 50

3 3 4 3 3 4 2 48 60

sfa sha 0 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 9

2 1 2 2 2 1 1 16 26

bk 2 10 4 8 5 0 1 4 2 1 0 37 44


2006

2006

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coaches: #5 Tom Fleenor, #27 Garrett Holmes 33-24 Overall • 13-14 Peach Belt No. 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 19 22 24 26 28 29 31 32 33 35 36 37 44

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown John Caddell INF Jr. Apex, N.C. Ryan Poss P/OF So. Marietta, Ga. Matt Goyea 2B Sr. St. Charles, Mo. Eric Guillen INF Fr. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Michael Kohn INF So. Camden, S.C. Mike Colecchi OF So. Oxford, Mass. Matt Lorenz P/OF Fr. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Brad Wingo OF Sr. Mauldin, S.C. Kyle Simpson OF Fr. Lyman, S.C. Bradley Blanks P Jr. Fort Mill, S.C. Kory Morian INF Fr. Summerville, S.C. Scott Eckard P So. Lake Mary, Fla. Jorda Young P Sr. Gonzales, La. Bret Hansen OF Jr. Charlotte, N.C. Brandon Williams P Sr. Tega Cay, S.C. Bret Story C Jr. Cowpens, S.C. Dennis McCraney P Fr. Catawba, S.C. Kyle Bowley P/INF So. Apopka, Fla. Doc Godfrey P Sr. Simpsonville, S.C. Sam Hart P Jr. Mchanicsburg, Pa. Justin Hayes P Fr. Mauldin, S.C. Josh Clark C Jr. Greensboro, N.C. Andrew Runion INF So. Simpsonville, S.C. Andrew Maddox INF So. Boiling Springs, S.C. Derek Byars P So. Blacksburg, S.C. Kevin Crane P Jr. Chesnee, S.C.

Results

2/1 2/2 2/5 2/7 2/8 2/14 2/17 2/18 2/19 2/21 2/23 2/25 2/25 2/26 2/28 3/1 3/5 3/8 3/9 3/11 3/11 3/12 3/15 3/16 3/18 3/18 3/19 3/22 3/23

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Newberry Pfeiffer Anderson Presbyterian Anderson Southern Wesleyan Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Mars Hill Wingate USC Aiken* USC Aiken* USC Aiken* Tusculum Newberry Anderson Coker Wingate UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Belmont Abbey West Virginia State Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Georgia College & State* Southern Wesleyan Pfeiffer

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2-3 6-5 16-6 3-2 11-12 8-3 8-4 5-8 3-9 4-6 16-3 6-1 6-9 1-6 7-9 25-8 17-5 12-6 4-6 4-10 1-3 7-17 3-2 14-6 2-13 11-1 5-10 8-6 4-2

3/25 at Lander* 3/25 at Lander* 3/26 at Lander* 3/28 at Presbyterian 3/30 at Lenoir-Rhyne 4/1 at Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/1 at Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/2 at Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/5 Lenoir-Rhyne 4/6 North Greenville 4/8 Columbus State* 4/8 Columbus State* 4/9 Columbus State* 4/11 at Mars Hill 4/12 at Tusculum 4/14 Augusta State* 4/15 Augusta State* 4/15 Augusta State* 4/17 at Belmont Abbey 4/21 at North Georgia* 4/22 at North Georgia* 4/22 at North Georgia* 5/3 at Francis Marion 5/4 at Francis Marion 5/4 at Francis Marion 5/11 vs. Georgia College & State# 5/12 vs. Francis Marion# 5/13 vs. Columbus State# # Peach Belt Tournament (Aiken, S.C.)

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6-4 0-3 7-6 11-6 7-4 8-7 7-1 3-8 11-4 10-5 4-10 2-0 6-3 19-6 6-8 10-1 2-6 5-3 12-11 6-7 7-4 3-0 3-16 7-4 2-6 4-5 3-2 4-5


2006

Moments To Remember 3/5/06 – Brandon Williams strikes out five batters to pass Trevor Berryhill with his 159th career strikeout, helping Upstate down Anderson, 17-5. Williams finished his career with 202 strikeouts and was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 29th round of the MLB draft. 3/18/06 – Scott Eckard throws a six-hitter and the Upstate offense scores 10 runs in the sixth inning to down No. 1-ranked Georgia College & State, the school’s second win over a No. 1 team. 3/30/06 – Matt Fincher wins his 182nd career game, a 7-4 win over Lenoir-Rhyne, to become the all-time leader in career coaching wins at USC Upstate. 4/9/06 – Bradley Blanks saves his school-record 10th game of his junior season in a 6-3 win over No. 5 Columbus State. Blanks gets the save the hard way, throwing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. He finishes the year with 12 saves. 5/4/06 – John Caddell singled in Mike Colecchi in the eighth inning to give Upstate a 5-4 lead as it went on to a 7-4 win over sixth-ranked Francis Marion, helping Upstate clinch a spot in the Peach Belt Tournament for the first time since 1993. 5/12/06 – Andrew Maddox singles through a drawn-in infield as Upstate walks off with its first postseason win in 13 years, 3-2, over fifth-ranked Francis Marion, in an elimination game at the Peach Belt Tournament.

Brandon Williams was drafted in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates after striking out 72 as a senior.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Michael Kohn Brad Wingo Bret Hansen Andrew Runion Bret Story John Caddell Matt Goyea Kyle Bowley Josh Clark -------------Kyle Simpson Mike Colecchi Andrew Maddox Matt Lorenz Kory Morian Buck Bates Zach Waterbury Eric Guillen Seve Alvarez Totals Opponents

avg .389 .371 .364 .304 .291 .284 .277 .275 .246

gp-- gs 53-- 53 57-- 57 57-- 57 55-- 53 44-- 41 54-- 54 53-- 53 53-- 53 38-- 33

ab 211 224 217 191 148 222 188 160 134

r 35 58 50 36 28 45 39 38 22

h 82 83 79 58 43 63 52 44 33

2b 14 9 16 19 10 12 12 15 9

.333 .325 .325 .300 .280 .250 .188 .140 .000 .310 .291

3-- 0 12-- 12 29-- 21 10-- 6 14-- 7 6-- 4 5-- 4 30-- 13 1-- 0 57-- 57 57-- 57

3 1 1 1 40 5 13 1 77 16 25 2 20 3 6 1 25 5 7 1 16 4 4 1 16 1 3 2 57 8 8 3 1 0 0 0 1950 394 604 128 1954 326 568 110

3b hr 0 6 1 2 5 5 0 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 0 3 0 2

rbi 50 39 52 41 21 28 30 29 19

tb 114 100 120 89 61 77 80 68 48

slg% .540 .446 .553 .466 .412 .347 .426 .425 .358

bb hbp 21 4 29 7 40 1 22 2 13 5 34 2 33 0 28 6 9 4

so gdp ob% sf 21 5 .450 2 27 5 .449 5 29 5 .453 7 46 6 .380 1 42 3 .367 0 32 1 .381 2 8 4 .379 3 23 7 .392 5 31 6 .309 2

sh sb--att po a 0 2--4 152 7 11 7--9 77 7 6 3--5 144 2 5 1--1 453 22 1 0--0 251 32 3 4--5 83 152 4 5--7 75 82 3 0--0 38 70 2 0--0 85 6

e 5 3 3 4 4 25 9 13 2

fld% .970 .966 .980 .992 .986 .904 .946 .893 .978

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 11

0 9 8 4 2 1 2 3 0 338 286

2 16 29 10 8 5 5 11 0 843 760

.667 .400 .377 .500 .320 .313 .313 .193 .000 .432 .389

0 6 5 2 2 2 1 2 0 249 177

2 12 16 4 5 1 7 15 1 322 354

0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 46 29

.333 .404 .395 .407 .379 .316 .235 .183 .000 .394 .364

0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 31 13

0 0--0 2 0 3 0--0 0 0 4 0--0 23 37 1 0--0 9 0 0 0--0 15 24 0 0--1 8 0 0 0--0 6 6 2 1--2 22 48 0 0--0 1 0 45 23--34 1461 583 56 61--90 1444 577

0 0 5 2 3 0 0 4 0 95 91

1.000 .000 .923 .818 .929 1.000 1.000 .946 1.000 .956 .957

bf 305 167 298 341 233

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 20

0 0 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 41 57

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Scott Eckard Bradley Blanks Kyle Bowley Brandon Williams Kevin Crane -------------Derek Byars Sam Hart Doc Godfrey Jorda Young Justin Hayes Ryan Poss Dennis McCraney Totals Opponents

era 3.50 4.06 4.22 4.41 5.34

w--l 5--4 3--2 5--4 5--4 3--2

app 14 29 12 15 14

gs 13 0 12 15 7

cg 6 0 1 1 0

3.38 4.15 4.76 5.82 5.82 6.11 7.23 4.69 5.96

0--0 1--3 1--1 3--1 3--2 1--1 3--0 33--24 24--33

2 22 14 10 12 13 12 57 57

0 0 0 1 0 0 9 57 57

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5

97

sho sv 2 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 5

ip 79.2 44.1 74.2 87.2 55.2

h 79 41 84 93 76

r 40 23 48 58 45

er 31 20 35 43 33

bb 33 16 18 30 21

so 72 35 41 73 37

2b 19 8 16 14 11

3b 1 1 1 2 1

hr 3 0 3 6 1

bavg .259 .246 .282 .273 .326

wp hbp 13 10 6 5 4 15 7 6 3 6

2.2 26.0 22.2 21.2 17.0 17.2 37.1 487.0 481.1

6 29 25 24 27 21 63 568 604

2 15 14 14 13 13 41 326 394

1 12 12 14 11 12 30 254 319

0 3 1 10 17 5 10 20 1 7 10 3 8 11 5 6 15 6 18 20 21 177 354 110 249 322 128

0 3 0 0 1 1 0 11 12

0 15 .400 1 1 101 .287 1 0 88 .284 1 1 84 .286 4 1 72 .375 2 2 77 .273 4 2 173 .364 7 20 1954 .291 53 29 1950 .310 49

1 5 1 1 1 1 5 57 41

sfa sha 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 3

bk 12 4 10 9 8

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 10

0 3 3 2 1 2 2 56 45

0 1 0 2 2 0 1 13 31


2007

2007

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coaches: #27 Garrett Holmes, #5 Russell Triplett 34-25 Overall • 15-15 Peach Belt No. 2 3 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 35 36 38 44

Name Pos. Cl. Hometown John Caddell INF Sr. Apex, N.C. Jacob Breen INF Fr. Marietta, Ga. Eric Guillen INF So. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Jake Rollins INF Fr. Boiling Springs, S.C. Mike Colecchi OF Jr. Oxford, Mass. Ryan Lanning C So. Orient, Ohio Brian Dempsey OF/P Fr. Montverde, Fla. Kyle Simpson OF So. Lyman, S.C. Casey Rivers UTL Jr. Hudson, Mass. Bradley Blanks P Sr. Fort Mill, S.C. Kory Morian INF So. Summerville, S.C. Scott Eckard P Jr. Lake Mary, Fla. Matt Rankin P Sr. Westminster, Md. Bret Hansen OF Sr. Charlotte, N.C. Matt Branham P Fr. Columbia, S.C. Tyler Oliver P Fr. Lawrenceville, Ga. Bret Story C Sr. Cowpens, S.C. Michael Winfield 1B/OF Fr. Suwanee, Ga. Dennis McCraney P So. Catawba, S.C. Kyle Bowley P/INF Jr. Apopka, Fla. Teddy Fallon P Fr. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Jimmy Tanner C Fr. Fayetteville, Ga. Sam Hart P Sr. Mchanicsburg, Pa. Justin Hayes P So. Mauldin, S.C. Josh Clark C Sr. Greensboro, N.C. Andrew Runion INF Jr. Simpsonville, S.C. Andrew Maddox INF Jr. Boiling Springs, S.C. Tim Fournier P Fr. Seneca, S.C. Kevin Crane P Sr. Chesnee, S.C.

Results 2/3 2/4 2/6 2/10 2/10 2/11 2/13 2/14 2/17 2/17 2/18 2/20 2/21 2/24 2/26 2/26 2/28 3/3 3/3 3/4 3/6 3/7 3/10 3/10 3/11 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/17 3/17 3/20

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Limestone Limestone Mars Hill Shepherd Shepherd Shepherd Presbyterian Tusculum UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* UNC Pembroke* Newberry Anderson Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Francis Marion* Newberry North Georgia* North Georgia* North Georgia* Presbyterian Southern Wesleyan Georgia Southwestern* Georgia Southwestern* Georgia Southwestern* Belmont Abbey Coker Augusta State* Augusta State* Augusta State* Pfeiffer

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

3/21 Coker 3/24 at USC Aiken* 3/24 at USC Aiken* 3/25 at USC Aiken* 3/27 at Mars Hill 3/28 at Lenoir-Rhyne 3/31 Georgia College & State* 3/31 Georgia College & State* 4/1 Georgia College & State* 4/3 Pfeiffer 4/4 Carson-Newman 4/10 Belmont Abbey 4/11 Lenoir-Rhyne 4/13 Lander* 4/14 Lander* 4/14 Lander* 4/17 at Anderson 4/20 Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/21 Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/21 Armstrong Atlantic State* 4/24 North Greenville 4/25 at Tusculum 4/27 at Columbus State* 4/28 at Columbus State* 4/28 at Columbus State* 5/10 Francis Marion# 5/11 USC Aiken# 5/12 Columbus State# % at Greenville Municipal Stadium # Peach Belt Tournament (Harley Park)

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


2007

Moments To Remember 3/24-25/07 - The Spartans sweep ninth-ranked USC Aiken on the road. Upstate downed the Pacers, 8-6, 7-5 and 8-4, with the team posting a remarkable comeback in the first game of the series, falling behind 6-4 before scoring two runs each in the eighth and the ninth to win. 4/1/07 – Bret Hansen singles in the third inning to pass Chris Nowak and become the school’s all-time hits leader with 233 as Upstate upsets fourth-ranked Georgia College & State University, 5-4. Hansen’s career ended just 13 days and eight hits later in an outfield collision. 4/21/07 – As a junior, Scott Eckard sets the school career strikeouts record with his 203rd during a 10-4 win over 29th-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State, as he pitched seven innings and struck out seven to earn the win. Eckard finished his career with 261 career strikeouts. 5/11/07 – Scott Eckard tossed a complete game as Upstate wins its last game in the Division II era, 5-3, over USC Aiken in an elimination game in the Peach Belt Tournament. 5/12/07 – John Caddell singled in the bottom of the ninth to pass Bret Hansen with his school-record 241st career hit, tying a Peach Belt Tournament game with Columbus State at six before Columbus State went on to win in the 10th.

John Caddell broke the school’s all-time hits record with his final hit, the 241st of his career, at the Peach Belt Tournament.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Bret Hansen Andrew Runion Eric Guillen John Caddell Andrew Maddox Jimmy Tanner Kyle Bowley Bret Story Jake Rollins -------------Michael Winfield Casey Rivers Brian Dempsey Mike Colecchi Kyle Simpson Kory Morian Jacob Breen Zach Waterbury Josh Clark Ryan Lanning Totals Opponents

avg .358 .341 .326 .317 .299 .272 .270 .246 .221

gp-- gs 45-- 45 45-- 45 52-- 48 59-- 59 45-- 44 40-- 34 43-- 42 39-- 37 49-- 47

ab 176 173 184 224 154 136 141 142 145

r 41 27 29 49 36 23 29 21 31

h 63 59 60 71 46 37 38 35 32

2b 8 19 6 9 3 3 8 5 3

3b hr 7 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0

rbi 42 43 27 49 17 10 26 18 17

tb 88 92 66 85 53 48 54 46 35

slg% .500 .532 .359 .379 .344 .353 .383 .324 .241

bb hbp 25 3 20 4 21 3 51 3 22 6 14 2 19 2 7 1 26 8

so gdp ob% sf 19 0 .442 2 34 8 .409 6 27 7 .404 0 36 4 .442 5 27 2 .402 2 13 4 .346 1 13 6 .355 4 26 2 .285 1 32 3 .365 2

sh sb-att 3 14--14 7 0--0 9 4--4 5 8--11 12 2--4 7 0--0 2 2--2 0 0--0 8 1--2

.314 .298 .288 .267 .247 .204 .194 .111 .000 .000 .289 .281

16-- 13 28-- 22 24-- 22 28-- 21 35-- 28 17-- 15 13-- 8 5-- 2 5-- 0 3-- 0 59-- 59 59-- 59

51 84 80 86 85 54 36 9 4 3 1967 1971

10 16 15 25 16 23 7 23 18 21 7 11 8 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 369 568 305 554

2 2 2 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 78 95

1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 19

12 12 5 10 11 6 8 2 0 0 315 266

20 27 27 29 32 11 8 1 0 0 722 750

.392 .321 .338 .337 .376 .204 .222 .111 .000 .000 .367 .381

9 8 11 3 23 5 1 2 1 0 268 196

14 19 24 22 24 10 8 6 0 1 355 369

1 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 38

.410 .368 .396 .308 .436 .295 .216 .273 .200 .000 .383 .357

1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 24

1 2--2 71 5 1 2 2--2 36 2 1 2 0--0 48 2 2 9 0--2 43 1 0 4 2--2 56 0 0 1 0--0 30 29 2 1 1--1 3 9 2 0 0--0 1 2 0 0 0--0 0 0 0 0 0--0 5 1 0 73 38--46 1514 602 81 54 56--80 1487 667 115

bf 329 241 272 219

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 21

0 2 4 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 49 50

po 122 361 97 85 57 200 85 170 24

a 2 16 137 156 12 19 13 20 94

e fld% 2 .984 5 .987 9 .963 21 .920 3 .958 4 .982 0 1.000 4 .979 18 .868 .987 .974 .962 1.000 1.000 .967 .857 1.000 .000 1.000 .963 .949

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Scott Eckard Matt Branham Thomas Campbell Kyle Bowley -------------Derek Byars Justin Hayes Tim Fournier Teddy Fallon Matt Rankin Dennis McCraney Bradley Blanks Tyler Oliver Kevin Crane Sam Hart Totals Opponents

era 3.01 3.58 4.52 6.06

w--l 6--4 3--3 5--2 4--2

app 12 13 15 11

gs 12 12 11 9

cg 3 1 0 0

0.00 2.67 3.14 4.50 4.50 4.94 6.23 6.35 8.83 11.57 4.58 5.01

0--0 4--1 3--1 1--2 0--0 4--1 2--4 1--4 1--1 0--0 34--25 25--34

1 19 22 19 3 24 18 13 10 12 59 59

0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 2 0 59 59

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5

99

sho sv 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

0 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 6

ip 89.2 65.1 65.2 52.0

h 79 61 82 70

r 34 32 43 45

er 30 26 33 35

bb 29 26 18 12

so 73 39 48 41

2b 14 9 13 17

3b 1 2 1 2

hr 3 2 3 6

bavg .240 .253 .301 .320

wp hbp 6 9 6 5 3 7 3 3

0.2 33.2 43.0 20.0 2.0 31.0 43.1 34.0 17.1 7.0 504.2 495.2

2 35 35 17 0 32 58 41 34 8 554 568

0 13 17 11 1 19 31 27 20 12 305 369

0 10 15 10 1 17 30 24 17 9 257 276

0 0 8 28 12 23 21 20 2 1 17 22 14 40 27 18 4 12 6 4 196 369 268 355

0 4 7 2 0 4 8 10 7 0 95 78

0 0 2 0 0 3 4 1 3 0 19 17

0 3 .667 0 1 131 .267 3 2 159 .220 2 0 76 .224 8 0 6 .000 0 0 120 .267 2 3 179 .324 2 0 126 .325 5 1 80 .425 2 0 30 .267 1 21 1971 .281 43 14 1967 .289 48

0 1 2 4 0 0 4 6 5 4 50 49

sfa sha 0 3 0 5 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 5

0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 24 28

bk 13 7 3 7 0 5 5 2 0 3 2 4 3 0 54 73


2008

2008

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Assistant Coach: #5 Russell Triplett 25-29 Overall 17-16 Atlantic Sun No. 1 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 16 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 30 31 32 33 35 36 37 44

Name Blake Green Jacob Breen Blake Stickley Eric Guillen Reed Lishen Mike Colecchi Tommy Shovlin Brian Dempsey Kyle Simpson Casey Rivers Scott Eckard AJ Clark Keith Bisgounis Matt Branham Tyler Oliver Michael O’Neill Matt Bertino Michael Winfield Dennis McCraney Kyle Bowley Jimmy Tanner Robert Stegbauer Justin Hayes Phillip Morgan Andrew Runion Andrew Maddox Bret Elliott Phillip Myers

Pos. Cl. OF Fr. UTL So. INF Fr. INF Jr. C Fr. OF Sr. OF Jr. OF/P So. OF Jr. OF Sr. P Sr. INF Fr. OF Fr. P So. P So. P Fr. P Fr. 1B/OF So. P Jr. 3B/P Sr. C So. P Fr. P Jr. C Jr. INF Sr. UTL Sr. P Jr. P Jr.

Hometown Rock Hill, S.C. Marietta, Ga. Monroe, N.C. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Royal Palm Beach, Fla. Oxford, Mass. Merritt Island, Fla. Montverde,Fla. Lyman, S.C. Hudson, Mass. Lake Mary, Fla. Colorado Springs, Colo. Oviedo, Fla. Columbia, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Peoria Heights, Ill. Jupiter, Fla. Suwanee, Ga. Catawba, S.C. Apopka, Fla. Fayetteville, Ga. Hillsboro, Ohio Mauldin, S.C. Campobello, S.C. Simpsonville, S.C. Boiling Springs, S.C. Lancaster, S.C. Louisville, Ky.

Results

2/22 2/23 2/24 2/26 2/27 3/1 3/1 3/2 3/4 3/5 3/8 3/9 3/9 3/11 3/12 3/14 3/15 3/17 3/18 3/21 3/22 3/22 3/25 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/29

NJIT# UT-Martin# George Washington# at Wofford Charlotte at ETSU* at ETSU* at ETSU* at The Citadel at The Citadel at Mercer* at Mercer* at Mercer* at Georgia Southern at Georgia Southern Campbell* Campbell* Campbell* UNC Asheville at North Florida* at North Florida* at North Florida* at Tennessee Presbyterian at Presbyterian Jacksonville* Jacksonville*

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

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

3/29 Jacksonville* W 4/1 North Carolina A&T W 4/2 High Point W 4/4 at Gardner-Webb* L 4/6 at Gardner-Webb* W 4/6 at Gardner-Webb* L 4/8 Appalachian State L 4/11 Kennesaw State* W 4/12 Kennesaw State* L 4/12 Kennesaw State* L 4/15 at South Carolina L 4/18 Lipscomb* L 4/19 Lipscomb* W 4/19 Lipscomb* W 4/22 at Presbyterian L 4/23 at Charlotte L 4/25 at Belmont* L 4/26 at Belmont* L 4/26 at Belmont* W 5/7 Presbyterian W 5/9 at Stetson* W 5/10 at Stetson* L 5/10 at Stetson* L 5/13 at High Point L 5/15 Florida Gulf Coast* W 5/16 Florida Gulf Coast* L 5/16 Florida Gulf Coast* W # Courtyard by Marriott Baseball Classic

100

5-4 16-6 5-4 6-13 2-1 4-9 4-6 14-5 4-11 3-32 4-14 5-9 9-5 5-4 7-10 7-8 3-6 1-4 6-4 9-2 5-4 4-10 10-12 5-6 2-1 0-9 9-3


2008

Moments To Remember 3/15/08 – In the shortest outing of his career, Scott Eckard wins his school-record 21st career game by throwing 1/3 of an inning to earn a 5-4 win over Campbell. 4/1/08 - Upstate grouped together six hits, five walks and a hit batter for 11 runs in the eighth inning on April 1 against N.C. A&T to come-from-behind for a 16-6 win. 4/11/08 – Matt Fincher becomes the first coach at USC Upstate to win 250 games in a 14-5 win over Kennesaw State. 5/5/08 - Senior Kyle Bowley was added to the Roger Clemens Award Watch List, the award given by the NBCWA to the nation’s top collegiate pitcher. 5/16/08 – Kyle Bowley throws a complete game in his final start to help USC Upstate beat A-Sun champs, FGCU, and give his senior class a school-record 125 wins in their career. 2008 - The Spartans come-from-behind for victories in 17 of their 25 wins and in four other games, the Spartans were forced to break an eighth or ninth inning tie, although they never trailed in the game. Upstate scored 227 of the team’s 316 runs (72 percent) after the fifth inning.

Kyle Bowley was named to the Clemens Award Watch List and also earned Second Team All-A-Sun honors after going 6-3 as a senior.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Andrew Runion Jimmy Tanner Keith Bisgounis Blake Green Phillip Morgan Casey Rivers Kyle Simpson Eric Guillen -------------Kyle Bowley Brian Dempsey A.J. Clark Reed Lishen Tommy Shovlin Mike Colecchi Jacob Breen Andrew Maddox Blake Stickley Michael Winfield Totals Opponents

avg .375 .304 .295 .294 .289 .288 .283 .261

gp-- gs 51-- 51 52-- 51 41-- 38 46-- 46 43-- 42 41-- 38 46-- 44 54-- 54

ab 216 207 146 170 173 146 173 218

r 44 28 27 23 24 32 34 33

h 81 63 43 50 50 42 49 57

2b 10 3 11 5 10 8 6 3

.347 .300 .291 .286 .283 .200 .150 .132 .100 .000 .292 .321

23-- 22 23-- 20 33-- 29 14-- 12 17-- 12 11-- 8 7-- 4 12-- 10 10-- 6 1-- 0 54-- 54 54-- 54

75 70 110 42 46 30 20 38 20 1 1901 1941

12 26 4 16 21 3 14 32 3 10 12 2 9 13 6 3 6 1 1 3 0 4 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 316 555 77 370 623 103

3b hr 2 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 2 2 2 0

rbi 39 29 24 19 34 16 24 23

tb 122 66 56 55 76 54 65 64

slg% .565 .319 .384 .324 .439 .370 .376 .294

bb hbp 24 2 19 2 8 4 18 4 16 3 14 3 16 5 11 3

so gdp ob% sf 31 5 .440 1 18 4 .367 1 22 3 .342 3 23 2 .373 1 24 5 .350 5 37 1 .362 0 44 0 .355 3 41 5 .302 3

sh 0 4 7 12 0 3 10 2

sb--att po 1--1 293 0--0 214 2--3 80 1--3 98 1--1 226 3--4 77 2--4 103 2--4 112

a 60 33 1 42 26 68 1 138

e 7 3 1 5 5 11 2 22

fld% .981 .988 .988 .966 .981 .929 .981 .919

0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 10

11 9 22 7 6 2 2 9 0 0 276 346

39 26 35 14 19 7 5 7 2 0 712 881

.520 .371 .318 .333 .413 .233 .250 .184 .100 .000 .375 .454

11 7 12 7 10 2 1 0 5 0 181 200

10 23 22 10 14 11 2 9 4 1 346 328

3 2 5 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 40 34

.437 .410 .360 .400 .433 .273 .182 .122 .280 .000 .361 .388

0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 24 31

0 0--0 50 5 0--1 46 8 0--0 29 3 1--1 5 1 1--1 32 2 0--0 11 0 0--0 0 4 0--0 18 0 0--0 3 0 0--0 3 61 14--23 1415 31 46--77 1431

44 3 53 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 523 641

2 5 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 80 90

.979 .907 .932 1.000 .941 .929 1.000 1.000 .857 1.000 .960 .958

bf 302 335 202 280

3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 45

1 6 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 39 34

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Kyle Bowley Matt Branham Phillip Myers Scott Eckard -------------Kyle Simpson A.J. Clark Andrew Runion Justin Hayes Tyler Oliver Bret Elliott Dennis McCraney Robert Stegbauer Michael O’Neill Brian Dempsey Totals Opponents

era 3.66 4.04 5.33 7.46

w--l 6--2 6--5 2--1 2--8

app 12 12 17 14

gs 12 12 8 13

cg 3 2 0 1

0.00 4.71 6.75 7.03 7.62 8.18 8.26 9.31 11.57 12.27 6.11 4.59

0--0 2--1 0--0 1--1 2--3 0--1 2--3 1--3 0--1 1--0 25--29 29--25

2 14 5 20 22 7 21 14 7 7 54 54

0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 54 54

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

101

sho sv 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 11

ip h 76.1 89 84.2 101 49.0 61 70.0 88

r 44 39 35 62

er 31 38 29 58

bb 16 18 25 27

2b 16 14 12 14

3b 1 1 1 2

hr 2 8 4 6

2.0 36.1 6.2 32.0 26.0 11.0 28.1 29.0 9.1 11.0 471.2 476.0

0 22 8 26 30 12 29 32 14 17 370 316

0 19 5 25 22 10 26 30 12 15 320 243

1 0 0 16 21 11 4 2 3 10 26 5 12 18 8 7 7 1 15 20 6 18 14 8 12 5 2 19 10 3 200 328 103 181 346 77

0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 10 13

0 6 .000 1 5 140 .300 0 0 30 .333 0 6 138 .348 3 3 114 .377 1 1 45 .356 0 3 128 .359 0 4 133 .376 4 2 40 .275 1 1 48 .375 1 45 1941 .321 30 18 1897 .292 45

0 42 10 48 43 16 46 50 11 18 623 553

so 65 57 34 49

bavg .295 .301 .302 .314

wp hbp 1 5 2 5 3 2 13 5 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 2 2 4 34 39

sfa sha 1 4 0 4 1 3 1 5

bk 5 8 1 6

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 10

0 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 31 61

0 1 2 2 5 2 1 1 0 1 31 24


2009

2009

Head Coach: #21 Matt Fincher Asst. Coaches: #18 Ryan Fecteau, #27 Grant Rembert, #5 Russell Triplett 17-37 Overall • 7-23 Atlantic Sun No. 1 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 33 38 39 44

Name Pos. Blake Green UTL Branden Millhouse INF Jacob Breen UTL Blake Stickley INF Eric Guillen INF Austin Liput INF Adam Waters P/INF Tommy Shovlin OF Brian Dempsey OF/P Kyle Simpson OF Phillip Brannon P Jeff Medley C/INF Ryan Wilkins OF Barrett Stover P Tyler Cook OF Keith Bisgounis OF Matt Branham P Tyler Oliver P Ryan Fern P Matt Bertino P Austin Moyer P/INF Dennis McCraney P Teddy Fallon P Jimmy Tanner C/INF Phillip Morgan C/INF Tim Fournier P Andrew Wyant P Phillip Myers P

Cl. So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr.

Hometown Rock Hill, S.C. Summerville, S.C. Marietta, Ga. Monroe, N.C. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Oviedo, Fla. Denver, N.C. Merritt Island, Fla. Montverde,Fla. Lyman, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Greensboro, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Durham, N.C. Bloomington, Ill. Oviedo, Fla. Columbia, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Oviedo, Fla. Jupiter, Fla. Greensboro, N.C. Catawba, S.C. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Fayetteville, Ga. Campobello, S.C. Seneca, S.C. Newton, N.C. Louisville, Ky.

Results 2/20 2/21 2/22 2/24 2/26 2/27 3/4 3/6 3/7 3/7 3/10 3/11 3/13 3/14 3/14 3/17 3/18 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/24 3/27 3/28 3/28 3/31 4/1 4/3 4/4

at at at at at at at at at at at at at at at

George Mason# SIU Edwardsville# Virginia Tech# Gardner-Webb Wofford Army Tennessee Belmont* Belmont* Belmont* North Carolina A&T Coastal Carolina Lipscomb* Lipscomb* Lipscomb* Charlotte Clemson Mercer* Mercer* Mercer* Virginia Tech Jacksonville* Jacksonville* Jacksonville* Presbyterian Gardner-Webb Stetson* Stetson*

L 5-11 W 15-5 L 3-12 W 12-1 L 3-7 L 10-17 W 1-0 L 7-12 W 6-4 L 5-7 W 8-3 L 2-4 L 0-3 L 3-13 L 2-7 W 4-3 L 0-14 W 5-4 L 11-12 L 7-10 L 3-5 L 3-4 L 1-14 L 7-14 L 4-9 L 3-11 L 9-12 L 4-12;

4/4 Stetson* 4/7 at Wake Forest 4/8 Presbyterian 4/11 at Kennesaw State* 4/11 at Kennesaw State* 4/12 at Kennesaw State* 4/15 North Carolina A&T 4/17 ETSU * 4/18 ETSU* 4/18 ETSU* 4/21 South Carolina 4/22 Charlotte 4/24 at FGCU * 4/25 at FGCU* 4/25 at FGCU* 5/5 Wofford 5/6 at The Citadel 5/7 Charleston Southern 5/9 North Florida* 5/9 North Florida* 5/10 North Florida* 5/12 at South Carolina 5/12 at South Carolina 5/14 at Campbell* 5/15 at Campbell* 5/15 at Campbell* # Courtyard by Marriott Baseball Classic

102

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

9-18 14-20 16-6 6-10 0-5 7-5 3-1 2-4 3-11 12-14 6-14 7-17 6-14 3-7 4-8 13-2 6-3 10-3 16-21 8-7 2-6 3-6 2-9 7-4 5-3 8-2


2009

Moments To Remember 3/4/09 – Seven Upstate pitchers combine on a four-hitter as the Spartans beat Tennessee, 1-0, the school’s first win over an SEC opponent since 1987. 3/17/09 - The Spartans get out of a first-and-third situation with two outs in the ninth as Upstate beats Charlotte, 4-3. The win was Upstate’s first in the D-I era against a team that was receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll. 4/21/09 - Upstate draws a record crowd of 1,022 to Harley Park for its non-conference home game against South Carolina. 5/7/09 - Upstate beats Charleston Southern, 10-3, for the team’s 100th win at Harley Park. 5/15/09 – Matt Branham strikes out his 81st batter of the season during a 5-3 win over Campbell to set a new school record. Branham finishes with 82 punchouts. 5/15/09 – Dennis McCraney throws his first career complete game in his last start, wrapping up his career with a two-win, five-game, 302-pitch, 10-day stretch. 5/15/09 - Phillip Morgan finishes his career on a 25-game hitting streak, the second-longest streak in school history. During the streak, Morgan hit .425 with 17 runs, nine doubles, three homers and 28 RBI.

The USC Upstate baseball team four-hit Tennessee, taking a 1-0 win on March 4. Barrett Stover pitched the ninth to earn the save.

Individual Hitting Statistics Player Jimmy Tanner Phillip Morgan Kyle Simpson Eric Guillen Austin Moyer Blake Green Jeff Medley -------------Blake Stickley Ryan Wilkins Keith Bisgounis Tommy Shovlin Jacob Breen Brian Dempsey Austin Liput Tyler Cook Adam Waters Branden Millhouse Totals Opponents

avg .354 .326 .302 .300 .278 .269 .255

gp-- gs 54-- 54 54-- 54 45-- 44 53-- 53 38-- 35 38-- 38 43-- 42

ab 226 218 159 223 126 145 161

r 41 34 31 40 21 22 27

h 80 71 48 67 35 39 41

2b 15 16 6 14 8 1 8

.400 .352 .270 .265 .236 .229 .177 .176 .136 .128 .283 .322

3-- 1 33-- 26 34-- 32 32-- 25 19-- 14 25-- 21 27-- 22 16-- 6 9-- 6 20-- 13 54-- 54 54-- 54

5 108 115 102 55 83 79 34 22 47 1908 1914

1 2 0 26 38 5 16 31 4 22 27 2 6 13 0 15 19 4 9 14 3 5 6 0 1 3 1 4 6 1 321 540 88 450 617 135

3b hr 0 2 0 6 3 0 3 2 2 4 1 0 1 2

rbi 34 42 24 42 34 20 21

tb 101 105 60 93 59 42 57

slg% .447 .482 .377 .417 .468 .290 .354

bb hbp 28 2 19 5 21 8 25 3 31 1 17 6 12 3

so gdp ob% sf 24 5 .430 0 27 6 .386 4 32 0 .410 0 38 3 .374 3 34 1 .419 2 19 2 .369 0 33 5 .313 3

sh 2 2 7 2 0 4 1

sb-- att po 0-- 1 237 0-- 0 395 5-- 8 94 3-- 5 108 0-- 0 106 2-- 2 83 1-- 2 37

a 29 39 3 147 18 78 52

e 5 7 2 17 2 4 10

0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 13

1 17 11 11 5 7 6 0 3 4 282 416

2 52 35 33 16 23 17 6 4 7 712 967

.400 .481 .304 .324 .291 .277 .215 .176 .182 .149 .373 .505

2 9 1 8 3 6 5 2 1 3 193 296

2 23 15 19 18 35 17 11 7 6 360 345

0 1 2 1 1 4 0 1 0 1 33 32

.571 .400 .288 .321 .288 .301 .221 .222 .208 .226 .358 .418

0 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 18 21

0 0-- 0 0 0 6-- 7 70 2 0-- 3 77 3 2-- 2 44 0 0-- 0 3 3 3-- 3 29 3 1-- 1 27 0 0-- 0 15 1 1-- 1 6 3 1-- 1 33 33 25-- 36 1382 15 47-- 70 1417

0 1 0 1 0 3 47 2 12 35 499 596

0 .000 0 1.000 2 .975 3 .938 0 1.000 2 .941 7 .914 1 .944 1 .947 5 .932 71 .964 90 .957

bf 326 176 195 213 201

0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18 63

0 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 3 40 34

fld% .982 .984 .980 .938 .984 .976 .899

Individual Pitching Statistics Player Matt Branham Dennis McCraney Phillip Myers Austin Moyer Ryan Fern -------------Ryan Wilkins Phillip Brannon Adam Waters Tyler Oliver Andrew Wyant Teddy Fallon Barrett Stover Tim Fournier Brian Dempsey Matt Bertino Totals Opponents

era 4.39 5.89 6.94 8.54 8.74

w-- l 2-- 5 4-- 1 1-- 4 3-- 7 1-- 7

app gs 15 13 20 6 21 3 16 13 16 9

cg 0 1 0 0 0

0.00 0.00 6.39 7.90 8.31 9.26 11.78 11.84 15.12 19.29 7.81 4.99

0-- 0 0-- 0 1-- 1 2-- 5 0-- 0 2-- 0 1-- 5 0-- 1 0-- 1 0-- 0 17-- 37 37-- 17

1 1 20 24 6 20 21 17 7 2 54 54

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6

103

0 0 1 2 0 2 3 0 2 0 54 54

sho sv 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3

0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 7 15

ip 82.0 44.1 48.0 51.2 46.1

h 87 62 55 68 71

r 49 30 40 54 55

er 40 29 37 49 45

bb 27 21 29 34 34

so 82 18 42 32 29

2b 20 12 13 14 20

3b 0 0 0 3 2

hr 12 5 5 9 9

bavg .267 .352 .282 .319 .353

wp hbp 2 2 2 3 7 1 5 6 8 6

0.2 0.0 38.0 35.1 8.2 34.0 36.2 24.1 8.1 2.1 460.2 472.1

0 1 54 50 16 43 54 41 9 6 617 540

0 0 32 34 10 40 52 34 15 5 450 321

0 0 27 31 8 35 48 32 14 5 400 262

0 2 0 0 0 0 15 33 17 26 17 11 6 8 3 41 38 3 29 21 14 13 16 5 19 7 2 2 0 1 296 345 135 193 360 88

0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 15

0 2 .000 0 0 1 1.000 0 4 163 .331 2 4 148 .338 3 1 40 .400 2 1 136 .316 11 9 163 .331 5 3 104 .394 2 0 34 .265 2 1 12 .500 1 63 1914 .322 52 18 1908 .283 58

0 0 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 0 34 40

sfa sha 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 4

0 0 3 2 0 1 2 3 0 1 21 18

bk 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 15 33


Honors & Awards Left: Blake Green 2008 A-Sun All-Freshman Team Matt Goyea 2005 All-American Right: Scott Eckard 2007 Peach Belt All-Tournament Team

Upstate Baseball Honors And Awards NAIA All-American 1986_ ___ Doug Keelan, Second Team 1990 Todd Ellison, Honorable Mention Rawlings/ABCA Division II All-Americans 2005_ _______Matt Goyea, Third Team Baseball Writers Of America Division II All-Americans 2005_ _____Matt Goyea, Second Team Clemens Award Watch List 2008_ ________________ Kyle Bowley All-Ping! Freshman Team 2008_ _____________ Keith Bisgounis, Honorable Mention NAIA District Six Player of the Year 1987_ ____________ Leonard Thigpen

All-Peach Belt Conference 1993_ ____________________Ty Stott 1994_ ______________ Brian Simpson Jason Westbrook 1995_ ____________ Jason Westbrook 1999_ ____________ Callahan Morden 2004_ ________________Chris Nowak 2005_ ________________ Matt Goyea 2006_ _______________Michael Kohn All-Atlantic Sun Conference 2008_ ____ Kyle Bowley, Second Team A-Sun All-Freshman Team 2008_ ________________ Blake Green 2009_ _______________ Austin Moyer NAIA District Six Tournament MVP 1990_ ________________ Tom Hodge

NAIA District Six Coach of the Year 1987_ _______________ John Daurity 1990_ _______________ John Daurity

Peach Belt All-Tournament 1992_ ______________Darryl Williams 1993_ _________________Steve Davis Ty Stott 2006_ ________________ Scott Eckard

Peach Belt Freshman of the Year 1997_ _________________ Mike Ryan 2002_ ________________Chris Nowak 2005_ ________________ Kyle Bowley

NAIA District Six Player of the Week 1986_ ______________ Kenny Dickson 1987_ _______________ Steve Hanvey Leonard Thigpen

NCAA Division II South Atlantic All-Region 1991_ _____Tommy Hodge, First Team Stanley Jones, First Team Pete Agostinelli, Second Team 1992_ _ Pete Agostinelli, Second Team 1993_ ________ Ty Stott, Second Team 1999 Callahan Morden, Second Team 2004_ ____ Chris Nowak, Second Team 2005_ _______ Matt Goyea, First Team

Peach Belt Player of the Week 1992_ _______ Shane Johnson, April 1 1994_ ___ Jason Westbrook, March 30 1996_ _________ Matt Dover, March 6 2004_ _________ Chris Nowak, Feb. 24 2005_ __________Eric Davis, March 28 2006_ _________Bret Hansen, April 11

NAIA All-District Six 1986_ ______________ Kenny Dickson Chris Hawkins 1987_ ______________ Kenny Dickson Chris Hawkins Doug Keelan Leonard Thigpen 1988_ ___________ Lindsey Robinson Jeff Lipscomb Clay Overcash Chris Fowler

Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week 1994_ ________ Brian Truedler, Feb. 21 2004_ _______ Trevor Berryhill, Feb. 17 Brandon Williams, April 26 2006_ _______ Tim Fournier, March 26 A-Sun Pitcher of the Week 2008_ ________ Matt Branham, April 7 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 1992_ ________________ Chris Fowler 1993_ ______________ Steven Bulger Jeff Lewis Todd McDonald 1994_ _______________ Lynn Fleming Bowdie Jenkins Todd McDonald Eric Smith Brian Treudler

1994_ ____________ Jason Westbrook 1995_ _______________ Wayne Eargle Jason Howell Bowdie Jenkins Brian Treudler 1996_ ______________Jason Mulligan 1997_ ________________ Mark Hodge Justin Kloczko 1998_ _______________ Michael Poor Troy Stiner 1999_ _______________Jason Keenan Michael Poor 2000_ ________________ John Hillers Tripp Hooks Alan LeRoy 2001_ _________________ Jon Adams Michael Buchanan Jason Farmer Josh Ford Nick Hatchette John Hillers Zach Huckabay Ryan Hunter Stanley Smith Brandon Wilson 2002_ _____________ Zack Huckabay Ryan Hunter Jim Kais Jerry Lee Chris Nowak Brian O’Neill Brandon Wilson 2003_ ___________ Adam Christopher Zach Huckabay Jeffrey Jerome James Kais Chris Nowak Ross Vigder Brandon Williams 2004_ _____________ Trevor Berryhill John Caddell Joshua Clark Tyson Cross Bret Hansen Garrett Holmes Zach Huckabay Jeff Jerome Jim Kais Jim Maciejewski Chris Nowak Stan Smith Chris Stec Brad Wingo 2005_ ________________ Derek Byars John Caddell Josh Clark Eric Davis Brian Discordia Doc Godfrey

2005_ ________________ Matt Goyea Bret Hansen Jim Kais Jason Landy Ryan Lanning Ross Vidger 2006_ __________________ Sam Hart Kyle Simpson Aaron Privett Justin Hayes Kaleb Stone Andrew Maddox Michael Winfield Derek Byars Zach Waterbury David Godfrey Josh Clark James Cranford John Caddell Kory Morian Bradley Blanks Bret Hansen 2007_ ________________ Derek Byars Thomas Campbell Josh Clark Kevin Crane Brian Dempsey Sam Hart Ryan Lanning Andrew Maddox Dennis McCraney Trevin Taber Michael Winfield Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team 2008_ ________________Matt Bertino Tyler Cook Brian Dempsey Bret Elliott Dennis McCraney Phillip Myers Michael O’Neill Casey Rivers Karlton Schilling Kyle Simpson Blake Stickley 2009_ ________________Matt Bertino Phillip Brannon Tyler Cook Brian Dempsey Bret Elliott Dennis McCraney Jeff Medley Tyler Oliver Tommy Shovlin Kyle Simpson Barrett Stover Andrew Wyant 104


Athletic Hall of Fame Members USC Upstate Athletic Hall of Fame Members Established in 1998, the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have outstanding athletic accomplishments or who made significant contributions to USC Upstate athletics. Since 1998, six players and coaches with significant ties to the baseball program have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, fourth at the school to only men’s soccer, men’s basketball and volleyball in the number of inductions.

Chris Hawkins ’87

Doug Keelan ’87

John Daurity

Chris Hawkins spent two seasons in a Rifle uniform, playing on the university’s inaugural baseball team in 1986 and finishing his career in 1987. He quickly became a fixture on the mound in his first season, starting 10 games, posting a 7-2 record and six complete games. His 75 strikeouts stood as the singleseason school record for 14 years until it was broken in 2000. His role changed in 1987, starting just eight times in 18 appearances. He recorded a 4-2 record with seven saves and 56 strikeouts.

Doug Keelan finished his career with a .384 batting average with 87 runs, 91 RBI, 22 doubles, four home runs, and an on-base percentage of .504. Those numbers, along with his 84 starts at catcher in 95 games played, make Keelan one of the most productive players to ever wear a USCS uniform. When he left the program after the 1987 season, he owned several career and single-season records. It wasn’t until consecutive classes of four-year players cycled through the program that his records were broken. One record, his 79 hits during the 1986 season, remained the top single-season effort until current Rifle third baseman Chris Nowak topped the mark in 2002, finishing with 82 hits.

Though baseball existed at the University in the early 1970s as a club sport, Daurity assumed the head coaching position of the first varsity baseball program at the school in 1986. He remained the head coach until his departure after the 1991 season. In his six years at the helm of the program, he tallied a 181-89-1 (.669) record.

Class of 2003

Class of 2004

Hawkins currently owns the single-season record with six complete games and the single-game records of 15 strikeouts and four hit batters. He also was posted a four-inning save against SEC school Tennessee as a senior. Hawkins ranks third on USCS’ single-season list for strikeouts, and fourth in wins. He was a two-time alldistrict selection.

He earned All-America, all-district, and District Six Player of the Week honors during his stint as a Rifle. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves after completing his eligibility.

Class of 2005

Daurity coached the team to four 30-win seasons in his six years with the program and coached 11 players who went on to sign professional contracts. Despite losing All-American catcher Keelan, pitcher Hawkins, and starting third baseman Chris Sturgill from the 1987 squad, Daurity turned in what is arguably his best coaching year in 1988 when the team started the season with a school-record 17 wins and finished with a 35-10 record. In 1990, coming off the Rifles’ worst record during his tenure, Daurity led the squad to the NAIA District Six title and to the finals of the Area Seven Championships.

Kenny Dickson ’90

Don Brock ’88

Todd Ellison ’90

Kenny Dickson, thought by many to be the best player in the group that started the inaugural varsity baseball program at the University in 1986, played for two years from 1986-87 after transferring from Anderson College, which was then a two-year school.

Despite playing just two seasons with the program as a pitcher, Don Brock still ranks among the all-time greats in several career and single-season statistical categories. He ranks second all-time in shutouts and third all-time in complete games. His 3.89 career ERA ranks fifth all-time, while his 15 wins is the fifth-best figure in program history. He also ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in strikeouts per nine innings, strikeouts, games started and innings pitched.

Todd Ellison remains the top power-producing player in the history of the Upstate baseball program. Finishing his career in 1990, he remains the program’s all-time leader in home runs and RBI, belting 45 homers and collecting 192 RBI. He also sits atop the all-time record book with 384 total bases. He was the first player in program history to reach 200 career hits.

Class of 2006

Class of 2008

Dickson finished his career with a .405 batting average,123 hits, 32 doubles, 25 home runs and one triple. He collected 94 RBI and 103 runs scored and had a slugging percentage of .759. He had a careerhigh 13-game hitting streak in 1986 and collected 12 game-winning hits during his two-year career. He ranked seventh nationally in NAIA for hits per game and was 12th nationally for doubles per game in 1986. He currently holds USC Upstate’s all-time record for batting average at .405. He ranks second all-time in home runs and in slugging percentage.

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Brock is tied for the single-season school records for wins and shutouts, recording eight victories in 1988 and two shutouts in 1987. The seven wins in the 1987 season rank fourth all-time. He ranks among the single-season leaders in nine other statistical categories. Brock was selected in the 35th round by the San Francisco Giants in the 1988 MLB Draft.

Class of 2009

He saved his best baseball for his senior season. He earned NAIA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1990 after hitting .364 with a career-high 15 home runs, 55 RBI and 48 runs, leadng USCS to the NAIA District Six title. In all, Ellison ranks among the program’s career leaders in 15 statistical categories and among the program’s single-season leaders in 14 statistical categories.


All-Americans/Pro Baseball Signees

Upstate Baseball All-Americans Doug Keelan

1986 NAIA All-American Second Team The first All-American in school history, Doug Keelan had a monster year as a junior in 1986, the first year the sport was sponsored by USC Spartanburg as a fouryear institution. Keelan set the school record for batting average (.457), posting 79 hits and 64 RBI for the Rifles. He helped the Rifles finish 34-18 overall and a solid 15-3 in the NAIA District Six. Keelan went on to play professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves after completing his eligibility in 1987. He was the second baseball player inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.

Todd Ellison

1990 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention An NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 1990, Todd Ellison had a monster senior season for the Rifles, helping the team to perhaps its most successful campaign in school history. Powering the team to a 34-16 record and the school’s only baseball league tournament title, Ellison cranked 15 home runs and added 55 RBI while hitting .364. Ellison became the first player in school history to record 200 career hits during the season and he still holds the school record for career home runs (45) and RBI (192). Ellison was inducted into the Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Matt Goyea

2005 Division II Rawlings/ ABCA Third Team; CBWA Second Team All-American The first consensus AllAmerican since USC Upstate moved to Division II, Matt Goyea hit .425, helping him earn All-Peach Belt Conference honors. Goyea, a second baseman, also led the conference in batting average. The junior college transfer earned First Team South Atlantic All-Region honors, adding 77 hits and 17 doubles, both in the top 10 in school history. Goyea’s big year helped propel the Spartans to their first 30-win season since 1990, when Todd Ellison won the school’s last AllAmerican mention.

Conference Player/Coaches of the Year Leonard Thigpen

1987 NAIA District Six Player of the Year A last-minute addition to the team, Leonard Thigpen, from Monticello, Fla., made a lasting impact in his only season in a Rifles’ uniform, as the junior hit .368 with a school-record 21 home runs. Thigpen led the Rifles to a 36-9 record as the machine in the middle of the lineup, driving in 74 runs. Thigpen also earned All-Area VII honors and helped the Rifles into the championship of the District Six playoffs.

John Daurity

1987 NAIA District Six Coach of the Year In USC Spartanburg’s second season of baseball, head coach John Daurity led the Rifles on a remarkable journey, as the Spartans won a school-record 36 games and to a 16-2 mark in the NAIA District Six, helping the team earn the top seed in the district playoffs. The Rifles advanced to the finals of the District Six Tournament after winning their first two games, but fell to USC Aiken in the finals.

John Daurity

1990 NAIA District Six Coach of the Year In USC Spartanburg’s final season of NAIA play, Daurity led the Rifles to their only NAIA District Six Tournament title. However, it was his work in the regular season, turning a team that went 14-24 in 1989 into one that won 34 games in 1990 that earned him his second Coach of the Six award at USC Spartanburg. The Rifles went 12-6 durng the district’s regular season.

All-Region Selections

Tommy Hodge 1991 South Atlantic All-Region First Team

Stanley Jones 1991 South Atlantic All-Region First Team

Callahan Morden 1999 South Atlantic All-Region Second Team

Pete Agostinelli 1991 & ’92 South Atlantic All-Region Second Team

Chris Nowak 2004 South Atlantic All-Region Second Team

Ty Stott 1993 South Atlantic All-Region Second Team

Matt Goyea 2005 South Atlantic All-Region First Team

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Upstate Baseball’s Professional Signees

Steve Bird 1986 Major League Draft Pick (Cleveland, 6th Round)

Kenny Dickson 1987 Major League Draft Pick (Houston, 21st Round)

Chris Hawkins 1987 Major League Draft Pick (Houston, 15th round)

Doug Keelan 1987 Undrafted free agent (Atlanta)

Leonard Thigpen 1988 Major League Draft Pick (New York (AL), 69th round)

Don Brock 1988 Major League Draft Pick (San Francisco, 35th round)

Rick Given 1988 Major League Draft Pick (Houston, 20th round)

Tony McKinney 1988 Undrafted free agent (Pittsburgh)

Ken Penland 1988 Major League Draft Pick (Texas, 40th round)

Lindsay Robinson 1988 Major League Draft Pick (Texas, 32nd round)

Pete Agostinelli 1992 Undrafted free agent (Philadelphia)

Ben Wages 1994 Signed by Frontier League’s Lancaster

Hugh Holliday 1997 Undrafted free agent (Cincinnati)

Matt Dover 1998 Signed by Northeast League’s Massachusetts

Chris Nowak 2004 Major League Draft Pick (Tampa Bay, 19th round)

Eric Davis 2005 Signed by Central League’s Amarillo

Brandon Williams 2006 Major League Draft Pick (Pittsburgh, 29th round)

Bret Story 2007 Undrafted free agent (Texas)

Bradley Blanks 2007 Signed by Frontier League’s Evansville

Teddy Fallon 2009 Major League Draft Pick (Pittsburgh, 43rd round)

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All-Time Career Summaries

Jon Adams 1998-01

Dan Adams • 2001 • P • Lancaster, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2001 7.77 2 1 19 3

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 1

IP 46.1

H 59

R 45

ER 40

BB 25

Jon Adams • 1998-01 • 2B • Marietta, Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1998 .191 52 52 204 14 2000 .158 53 52 171 13 2001 .208 26 19 72 3 TOTAL .181 131 123 447 30

H 39 27 15 81

2B 3 3 4 10

3B 1 1 0 2

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 20 14 7 41

BB 15 13 3 31

SO 33 23 16 72

SB 4 2 0 6

ATT 5 2 0 7

Pete Agostinelli • 1991-92 • P • Rochester, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1992 .286 13 13 7 2 2

2B 1

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 4

SB 0

ATT 0

CG 2 3 5

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP H 74.2 81 74.2 63 149.1 144

R 46 38 84

ER 39 31 70

BB SO 31 67 42 52 73 119

Ezekial Alicia • 1997 • INF • Miami, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1997 .333 4 3 6 3

H 2

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 4

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

Seve Alvarez • 2006 Year Avg GP GS 2006 .000 1 0

H 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

Carlos Aponte • 2004 • OF • Y abucoa, Puerto Rico Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2004 .315 52 52 213 30 67

2B 10

3B 2

HR 5

RBI 38

BB 9

SO 24

SB 1

ATT 4

Rick Ardisana • 2000 • P • S acramento, Calif. Year ERA W L App GS CG 2000 6.20 1 9 19 13 3

SHO 0

CBO 1

SV 0

IP 85.2

H 128

R 79

ER 59

BB 35

Year 1991 1992 TOTAL

Pete Agostinelli 1991-92

Rick Ardisana 2000

Kerry Avery 1990-91

ERA 4.70 3.74 4.22

W 5 5 10

L 2 5 7

App 12 11 23

AB 1

GS 11 11 22

R 0

SO 33

SO 38

Kerry Avery • 1990-91 • P • Endicott, NY Year Avg GP GS AB R 1990 .000 5 0 4 1 1991 .500 1 0 2 0 TOTAL .167 6 0 6 1

H 0 1 1

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 0

BB 0 0 0

SO 2 0 2

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

Year 1990

GS 6

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 1

SV 1

IP 39.2

H 49

R 29

ER 25

BB 15

SO 24

Brad Ayers • 1997 • P • Abbeville, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1997 6.75 0 2 11 2

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 1

IP 22.2

H 34

R 22

ER 17

BB 8

SO 9

Asa Barnes • 2002 • OF • Brewster, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2002 .286 17 3 21 3

H 6

2B 1

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 4

BB 2

SO 8

SB 0

ATT 0

Jason Barnes • 1993 • P • Walhalla, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1993 3.90 1 1 8 5

CG 1

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 30.0

H 28

R 16

ER 13

BB 16

Steve Barr • 1990-91 • OF • Greenville, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1990 .331 47 29 118 43 1991 .331 42 41 166 50 TOTAL .331 89 70 284 93

H 39 55 94

2B 8 16 24

3B 0 4 4

HR 4 5 9

RBI 13 25 38

BB 16 21 37

SO 29 13 42

SB 20 16 36

ATT 26 19 45

Joe Barrett • 2000 • 1B • Marietta, Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2000 .297 53 53 209 30

H 62

2B 20

3B 1

HR 1

RBI 31

BB 18

SO 29

SB 1

ATT 2

Jarrett Basden • 1999 • P • Hanahan, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1999 5.49 1 2 12 3

CG 1

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 41.0

H 51

R 36

ER 25

BB 15

ERA 5.67

W 1

L 3

App 12

108

SO 17

SO 20


All-Time Career Summaries Buck Bates • 2006 Year Avg GP GS 2006 .250 6 4

H 4

2B 1

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 2

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 1

Jason Bear • 1996-98 • UTL • Williamston, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1996 .147 25 13 34 5 5

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 3

SO 11

SB 1

ATT 1

IP H 28.0 34 74.0 100 63.0 98 165.0 232

R 19 70 76 165

ER 17 61 60 138

BB 15 34 37 86

Year 1996 1997 1998 TOTAL

ERA 5.46 7.42 8.57 7.53

W 1 4 1 6

L 0 6 6 12

AB 16

App 9 14 18 41

R 4

GS 2 9 8 19

CG 0 4 1 5

SHO 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0

Eron Bennett • 1998-99 • SS • Jackson, Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1998 .215 52 52 158 20 1999 .201 46 46 159 17 TOTAL .208 98 98 317 37

H 34 32 66

2B 1 2 3

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 1 1

RBI 14 15 29

BB 20 8 28

SO 32 24 56

SB 2 2 4

ATT 5 4 9

Jason Berry • 1999-01 • C/IF • Alpharetta, Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1999 .280 23 21 82 15 23 2001 .287 29 25 101 14 29 TOTAL .284 52 46 183 29 52

2B 7 3 10

3B 2 0 2

HR 4 6 10

RBI 18 25 43

BB 8 4 12

SO 17 28 45

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

James Berry • 1989 • C • Columbia, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1989 .125 10 2 8 2

2B 0

3B 1

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 2

SO 2

SB 0

ATT 0

Trevor Berryhill • 2002-05 • P • Longwood, Fla. Year ERA W L App GS CG 2002 5.74 4 6 13 12 4 2003 3.78 1 5 13 12 1 2004 5.40 4 5 16 14 2 2005 7.46 2 4 11 7 0 TOTAL 5.27 11 20 53 45 7

SHO 0 0 1 0 1

CBO 0 0 0 1 1

SV 0 0 0 0 0

IP H 80.0 103 83.1 76 80.0 118 35.0 45 278.1 342

R 65 48 59 40 212

ER 51 35 48 29 163

BB SO 22 43 31 62 22 36 24 17 99 158

Matt Bertino • 2009 • P • Jupiter, Fla. Year ERA W L App 2009 19.29 0 0 2

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

R 5

ER 5

BB 2

Steve Bird • 1986 • P • Edmond, Okla. Year Avg GP GS AB 1986 .375 15 2 24

GS 0

H 1

CG 0

IP 2.1

H 6

R 9

H 9

2B 3

3B 1

HR 0

RBI 5

BB 5

SO 3

SB 0

ATT 0

GS 1

CG 1

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 9

IP 60.0

H 37

R 24

ER 11

BB 29

Keith Bisgounis • 2008-09 • OF • Oviedo, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2008 .295 41 38 146 27 2009 .270 34 32 115 16 TOTAL .284 75 70 261 43

H 43 31 74

2B 11 4 15

3B 1 0 1

HR 0 0 0

RBI 24 11 35

BB 8 1 9

SO 22 15 37

SB 2 0 2

ATT 3 3 6

Mark Bishop • 1991-92 • 1B • Easley, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1991 .250 5 0 4 0 1992 .298 39 38 124 13 TOTAL .297 44 38 128 13

H 1 37 38

2B 0 9 9

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 1 15 16

BB 1 5 6

SO 0 11 11

SB 0 2 2

ATT 0 5 5

Ryan Blaich • 1997 • P • Walhalla, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1997 12.03 1 7 10 9

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 36.2

H 49

R 58

ER 49

BB 33

Ed Blair • 1987 • C • Dayton, Ohio Year Avg GP GS AB 1987 .000 2 0 2

H 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 1

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

Year 1986

ERA 1.65

W 5

L 3

App 20

109

R 0

SO 5 32 36 73

Steve Barr 1990-91

Trevor Berryhill 2002-05

SO 0 Bradley Blanks 2006-07

SO 69

Kyle Bowley 2005-08

SO 15


All-Time Career Summaries

Tim Brandt 1986-87

Bradley Blanks • 2006-07 • P • Fort Mill, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG 2006 4.06 3 2 29 0 0 2007 6.23 2 4 18 5 0 TOTAL 5.13 5 6 47 5 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 1 1

SV 12 1 13

IP 44.1 43.1 87.2

H 41 58 99

R 23 31 54

ER 20 30 50

BB 16 14 30

James Bonham • 1995-96 • P • Landrum, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1996 .000 1 0 1 0 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 7 7

IP 9.1 22.0 31.1

H 11 21 32

R 7 7 14

ER 7 7 14

BB 4 7 11

2B 15 15 8 4 42

3B 1 0 1 0 2

HR 9 3 2 3 17

RBI 59 29 26 11 125

BB 22 28 19 11 80

SO 25 23 13 10 71

SB 0 0 2 0 2

ATT 0 0 2 0 2

SHO 0 0 0 0 0

CBO 1 0 0 0 1

SV 1 0 0 0 1

IP H 46.2 56 74.2 84 52.0 70 76.1 89 249.2 299

R 21 48 45 44 158

ER 20 35 35 31 121

BB SO 8 29 18 41 12 41 16 65 54 176

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 2

SO 2

SB 0

ATT 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 37.1 47.0 84.1

H 46 38 84

R 35 34 69

ER 18 27 45

BB 32 48 80

CBO 0 1 0 1

SV 0 0 0 0

IP H 65.1 61 84.2 101 82.0 87 232.0 249

R 32 39 49 120

ER 26 38 40 104

BB SO 26 39 18 57 27 82 71 178

3B 1 0 1

HR 0 1 1

RBI 21 23 44

BB 27 26 53

SO 48 34 82

SB 9 25 34

ATT 13 29 42

Year 1995 1996 TOTAL

ERA 6.75 2.86 4.02

W 0 2 2

L 0 1 1

App 6 20 26

GS 0 0 0

CG 0 0 0

Kyle Bowley • 2005-08 • P/INF • Apopka, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2005 .337 49 49 193 45 65 2006 .275 53 53 160 38 44 2007 .270 43 42 141 29 38 2008 .347 23 22 75 12 26 TOTAL .304 168 166 569 124 173

Matt Branham 2007-10

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

ERA 3.86 4.22 6.06 3.66 4.36

W L 3 3 5 4 4 2 6 2 18 11

App 10 12 11 12 45

GS 6 12 9 12 39

CG 1 1 0 3 5

Tim Brandt • 1986-87 • P/OF • Syracuse, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1987 .444 6 1 9 4 4 Year 1986 1987 TOTAL

Patrick Brannon 2002-03

Jacob Breen 2007-09

Jay Brendel 1996-97

ERA 4.34 5.17 4.80

W 3 6 9

L 2 1 3

App 10 12 22

GS 7 6 13

CG 2 1 3

Matt Branham • 2007-10 • P • Columbia, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO 2007 3.58 3 3 13 12 1 1 2008 4.04 6 5 12 12 2 0 2009 4.39 2 5 15 13 0 0 TOTAL 4.03 11 13 40 37 3 1 Patrick Brannan • 2002-03 • OF • Mt. Vernon, Wash. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 2002 .306 51 50 186 38 57 7 2003 .313 54 54 211 50 66 6 TOTAL .310 105 104 397 88 123 13 Phillip Brannon • 2009 • P • Spartanburg, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG 2009 0.00 0 0 1 0 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 0.0

H 1

R 0

ER 0

BB 0

Jacob Breen • 2007-09 • UTL • Marietta, Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2007 .194 13 8 36 8 7 2008 .150 7 4 20 1 3 2009 .236 19 14 55 6 13 TOTAL .207 39 26 111 15 23

2B 1 0 0 1

3B 0 1 0 1

HR 0 0 1 1

RBI 8 2 5 15

BB 1 1 3 5

SO 8 2 18 28

SB 1 0 0 1

ATT 1 0 0 1

Jay Brendel • 1996-97 • INF/C • South Bend, Ind. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1996 .212 39 36 118 17 25 1997 .327 42 41 153 38 50 TOTAL .277 81 77 271 55 75

2B 8 11 19

3B 0 1 1

HR 1 8 9

RBI 25 30 55

BB 21 25 46

SO 38 36 74

SB 3 0 3

ATT 4 0 4

Kevin Brendel • 1997 • INF • South Bend, Ind. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1997 .200 16 8 40 6 8

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 3

BB 2

SO 11

SB 1

ATT 1

110

SO 35 40 75

SO 2 19 21

SO 37 36 73

SO 0


All-Time Career Summaries Dean Bridges • 1986 • P • Inman, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1986 10.70 2 3 7 3

CG 1

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 17.2

H 29

R 26

ER 21

BB 17

Don Brock • 1987-88 • P • Williamston, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1987 .000 2 0 2 0 1988 .286 4 0 7 0 TOTAL .222 6 0 9 0

H 0 2 2

2B 0 1 1

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 0

BB 0 0 0

SO 0 3 3

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

Year 1987 1988 TOTAL

GS 10 11 21

CG 3 4 7

SHO 2 1 3

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP H 64.0 61 81.2 69 145.2 130

R 35 42 77

ER 30 33 63

BB SO 54 59 52 66 106 125

Ray Brookins • 1996 • P • Rock Hill, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1996 6.03 2 3 15 4

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 34.1

H 45

R 28

ER 23

BB 22

2B 0 0 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0 0

RBI 1 1 1 1 4

BB 0 1 0 2 3

SO 1 0 2 0 3

SB 0 0 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 1 1

CBO 0 0 0 0 0

SV 1 0 0 0 1

IP H 22.1 27 53.2 59 64.1 70 68.0 67 208.1 223

R 18 38 30 29 115

ER 16 30 22 22 90

BB 17 31 24 27 99

Frank Buberl • 1989 • OF/C • Sykesville, Md. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1989 .235 34 30 115 22 27

2B 1

3B 0

HR 2

RBI 15

BB 8

SO 9

SB 4

ATT 5

Mike Buchanan • 2001 • INF • Marietta, Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2001 .252 38 34 127 17

2B 4

3B 1

HR 0

RBI 12

BB 12

SO 28

SB 1

ATT 1

ERA 4.22 3.64 3.89

W 7 8 15

L 0 2 2

App 10 11 21

Jeff Brooks • 1989-92 • P • East Thetford, Vt. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1989 .250 3 1 4 0 1 1990 .667 2 0 3 1 2 1991 .167 14 11 6 0 1 1992 .500 11 11 2 0 1 TOTAL .333 30 23 15 1 5 Year 1989 1990 1991 1992 TOTAL

ERA 6.45 5.03 3.08 2.91 3.89

W 1 8 5 3 17

L 0 2 2 3 7

App 13 13 11 10 47

GS 0 8 10 10 28

CG 0 1 2 3 6

H 32

Steven Bulger • 1992-93 • P • Annandale, N.J. Year ERA W L App GS CG 1992 8.93 2 3 11 5 1 1993 5.09 3 3 8 5 2 TOTAL 7.02 5 6 19 10 3

SHO 0 1 1

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 41.1 40.2 82.0

H 58 47 105

R 46 27 73

ER 41 23 64

BB 23 32 55

Don Burnette • 1998 • OF • Rock Hill, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1998 .272 42 41 147 19

H 40

2B 7

3B 1

HR 0

RBI 19

BB 13

SO 21

SB 5

ATT 9

Derek Byars • 2005-07 • Blacksburg, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2005 6.75 1 0 3 0 2006 3.38 0 0 2 0 2007 0.00 0 0 1 0 TOTAL 4.91 1 0 6 0

CG 0 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0

IP 4.0 2.2 0.2 7.1

H 4 6 2 12

R 3 2 0 5

ER 3 1 0 4

BB 1 0 0 1

John Caddell • 2004-07 • SS • Apex, N.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2004 .316 50 48 171 39 54 2005 .265 53 53 200 48 53 2006 .284 54 54 222 45 63 2007 .317 59 59 224 49 71 TOTAL .295 216 214 817 181 241

2B 7 7 12 9 35

3B 1 0 1 1 3

HR 0 0 0 1 1

RBI 17 26 28 49 120

BB 39 38 34 51 162

SO 23 36 32 36 127

SB 5 5 4 8 22

ATT 7 7 5 11 30

Brad Calloway • 1995 • P • Spartanburg, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG 1995 3.26 1 3 4 4 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 19.1

H 21

R 14

ER 7

BB 12

111

SO 18

Don Brock 1987-88

SO 26

SO 13 19 20 28 80

SO 14 18 32

SO 0 3 0 3

SO 11

Jeff Brooks 1989-92

Steven Bulger 1992-93

John Caddell 2004-07


All-Time Career Summaries Thomas Campbell • 2007 • P • Clarkesville, Ga. Year ERA W L App GS CG 2007 4.52 5 2 15 11 0

Dave Capizzi 1987-88

Josh Clark 2004-07

Jason Cole 1996-99

CBO 3

SV 0

IP 65.2

H 82

R 43

ER 33

BB 18

Dave Capizzi • 1987-88 • OF • Rochester, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1987 .200 20 4 15 15 1988 .143 28 7 28 10 TOTAL .163 48 11 43 25

H 3 4 7

2B 1 0 1

3B 0 1 1

HR 0 0 0

RBI 3 5 8

BB 4 5 9

SO 4 4 8

SB 2 5 7

ATT 2 5 7

Kevin Carr • 1986-89 • P • Cowpens, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1987 .000 1 0 1 0

H 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

Year 1986 1987 1988 1989 TOTAL

ERA 7.71 6.75 9.00 8.64 8.31

W 0 1 0 0 1

L 0 0 0 2 2

App 4 7 2 10 23

GS 0 1 0 2 3

CG 0 0 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0 0 0

SV 0 1 0 0 1

IP 4.2 2.2 2.0 16.2 26.0

H 4 3 4 19 30

R 8 3 2 24 37

ER 4 2 2 16 24

BB 5 3 2 16 26

AB 4

R 1

H 3

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 2

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

H 4 17 11 32

2B 0 3 1 4

3B 0 1 0 1

HR 1 0 1 2

RBI 5 8 4 17

BB 5 9 11 25

SO 2 13 15 30

SB 0 2 2 4

ATT 0 3 4 7

Michael Chapman • 1998 • OF • Spartanburg, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1998 .000 5 1 7 0 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 5

SB 0

ATT 0

A.J. Clark • 2008 • P/3B • Colorado Springs, Colo. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2008 .291 33 29 110 14 32

2B 3

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 22

BB 12

SO 22

SB 0

ATT 0

Rhett Carroll • 1990 Year Avg GP GS 1990 .750 3 0

Kevin Carr 1986-89

SHO 0

Clay Carter • 1988-90 • INF • Greenville, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1988 .400 8 1 10 4 1989 .315 23 17 54 15 1990 .177 29 16 62 19 TOTAL .254 60 34 126 38

Year 2008

ERA 4.71

W 2

L 1

App 14

SO 48

SO 3 2 1 5 11

GS 4

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 1

IP 36.1

H 42

R 22

ER 19

BB 16

Josh Clark • 2004-07 • C • Greensboro, N.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2004 .143 14 9 28 5 2005 .329 23 18 76 10 2006 .246 38 33 134 22 2007 .000 5 0 4 0 TOTAL .256 80 60 242 37

H 4 25 33 0 62

2B 1 5 9 0 15

3B 0 1 0 0 1

HR 1 0 2 0 3

RBI 4 21 19 0 44

BB 3 5 9 1 18

SO 14 19 31 0 64

SB 0 0 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0 0 0

James Clayton • 1996 • P • Inman, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1996 13.50 0 0 1 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 1.1

H 1

R 2

ER 2

BB 4

SO 0

Jerry Cobb • 1986 • P • Mauldin, S.C. Year ERA W L App 1986 7.17 0 0 9

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 21.1

H 33

R 21

ER 17

BB 14

SO 21

2B 0 5 4 8 17

3B 0 1 0 1 2

HR 0 3 3 3 9

RBI 0 24 18 28 70

BB 6 9 8 31 54

SO 5 32 29 62 128

SB 0 2 0 1 3

ATT 0 5 1 1 7

GS 2

Jason Cole • 1996-99 • 1B • Spartanburg, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1996 .190 11 6 21 2 4 1997 .291 38 34 141 17 41 1998 .253 25 25 87 11 22 1999 .257 51 51 179 34 46 TOTAL .264 125 116 428 64 113

112

SO 21


All-Time Career Summaries Mike Colecchi • 2006-08 • OF • Oxford, Mass. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2006 .325 12 12 40 5 2007 .267 28 21 86 7 2008 .200 11 8 30 3 TOTAL .269 51 41 156 15

H 13 23 6 42

2B 1 4 1 6

3B 1 1 0 2

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 9 10 2 21

BB 6 3 2 11

SO 12 22 11 45

SB 0 0 0 0

ATT 0 2 0 2

Scott Coleman • 1986-87 • C • Abbeville, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1986 .385 51 39 161 26 62 1987 .379 36 36 116 44 44 TOTAL .383 87 75 277 70 106

2B 8 11 19

3B 1 0 1

HR 6 8 14

RBI 39 38 77

BB 57 34 91

SO 20 13 33

SB 2 2 4

ATT 2 3 5

Patrick Collins • 1997-98 • OF • Spartanburg, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1997 .111 5 2 9 1 1 1998 .200 5 1 10 0 2 TOTAL .158 10 3 19 1 3

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 1 0 1

BB 0 0 0

SO 3 4 7

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

Stacey Condrey • 1989 • C/IF • Inman, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1989 .284 35 31 116 18

H 33

2B 4

3B 0

HR 3

RBI 18

BB 16

SO 16

SB 1

ATT 3

Nick Consalvo • 1993 • P • Moody, Maine Year ERA W L App GS 1993 3.53 2 3 11 5

CG 1

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 35.2

H 37

R 25

ER 14

BB 17

Tyler Cook • 2009 • OF • Bloomington, Ill. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2009 .176 16 6 34 5

H 6

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 2

SO 11

SB 0

ATT 0

Adam Cook • 2002-03 • P • Greenville, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2002 2.08 0 0 4 0 2003 18.00 0 0 1 0 TOTAL 5.06 0 0 5 0

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 4.1 1.0 5.1

H 7 4 11

R 1 2 3

ER 1 2 3

BB 3 0 3

SO 1 1 2

Kevin Crane • 2006-07 • P • Chesnee, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2006 5.34 3 2 14 7 2007 8.83 1 1 10 2 TOTAL 6.16 4 3 24 9

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 1 1 2

IP 55.2 17.1 73.0

H 76 34 110

R 45 20 65

ER 33 17 50

BB 21 4 25

SO 37 12 49

Chris Cranford • 1988-90 • P • Whiting, Ind. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1989 .154 6 3 13 3 1990 .000 1 0 0 0 TOTAL .154 7 3 13 3

H 2 0 2

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 1 0 1

BB 3 0 3

SO 2 0 2

SB 0 0 0

ATT 1 0 1

Year 1988 1989 1990 TOTAL

GS 5 7 10 22

CG 0 1 3 4

SHO 0 0 1 1

CBO 0 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0

IP H 29.1 40 42.0 59 60.2 75 132.0 174

R 27 47 50 124

ER 18 43 38 99

BB 18 34 24 76

SO 26 23 40 89

Chad Crawford • 1994 • P • Piedmont, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1994 12.86 1 1 7 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 7.0

H 16

R 10

ER 10

BB 6

SO 1

2B 1

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 1

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

ERA 5.52 9.21 5.64 6.75

W L 3 2 3 5 6 4 12 11

App 9 11 13 33

Lawrence Crosby • 2000 • P • Charleston, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2000 1.000 2 1 1 0 1 Year 2000

ERA 6.75

W 1

L 3

App 8

GS 4

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 30.2

H 42

R 38

ER 23

BB 21

Tyson Cross • 2003-04 • INF • Chico, Calif. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2003 .250 15 14 52 8 2004 .194 26 16 62 10 TOTAL .219 41 30 114 18

H 13 12 25

2B 2 2 4

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 6 6 12

BB 5 13 18

SO 11 14 25

SB 0 1 1

ATT 0 2 2

113

Mike Colecchi 2006-08

SO 25 Scott Coleman 1986-87

SO 28

Kevin Crane 2006-07

Chris Cranford 1988-90


All-Time Career Summaries James Dalton • 2005 • P/OF • Apopka, Fla. Year ERA W L App GS 2005 2.85 6 3 25 1

Eric Davis 2004-05

Steve Davis 1993-94

Gary Delaney 1986-87

Kenny Dickson 1986-87

SHO 0

CBO 3

SV 5

IP 60.0

H 55

R 23

ER 19

BB 27

Eric Davis • 2004-05 • OF/1B • Amarillo, Texas Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2004 .308 52 51 201 31 62 2005 .350 54 54 217 55 76 TOTAL .330 106 105 418 86 138

2B 9 17 26

3B 5 7 12

HR 3 8 11

RBI 36 48 84

BB 18 30 48

SO 45 42 87

SB 2 1 3

ATT 5 3 8

Steve Davis • 1993-94 • OF • Forest City, N.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1993 .295 35 29 95 15 1994 .282 39 37 124 35 TOTAL .288 74 66 219 50

H 28 35 63

2B 6 8 14

3B 2 2 4

HR 0 8 8

RBI 15 27 42

BB 15 22 37

SO 36 30 66

SB 1 1 2

ATT 2 1 3

Year 1994

GS 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 1.0

H 2

R 2

ER 2

BB 1

SO 2

Neil Dayton • 1989 • P • Mint Hill, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1989 11.25 0 1 5 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 1

IP 8.0

H 13

R 15

ER 10

BB 4

SO 5

Ryan DeBroka • 1995 • P • Mishawaka, Ind. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1995 .000 1 0 1 0

H 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

Year 1995

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 1

IP 18.2

H 17

R 14

ER 11

BB 13

Gary Delaney • 1986-87 • OF • Auburn, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1986 .335 46 42 170 43 57 1987 .378 38 36 135 39 51 TOTAL .354 84 78 305 82 108

2B 11 12 23

3B 1 0 1

HR 8 9 17

RBI 46 45 91

BB 16 14 30

SO 34 30 64

SB 9 2 11

ATT 10 2 12

Brian Dempsey • 2007-10 • P/OF • Montverde, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2007 .288 24 22 80 16 23 2008 .300 23 20 70 16 21 2009 .229 25 21 83 15 19 TOTAL .270 72 63 233 47 63

2B 2 3 4 9

3B 1 1 0 2

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 5 9 7 21

BB 11 7 6 24

SO 24 23 35 82

SB 0 0 3 3

ATT 0 1 3 4

Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 18.00

ERA 5.30

ERA 12.27 15.12 13.50

W 0

W 1

W 1 0 1

L 0

L 2

L 0 1 1

App 1

App 15

App 7 7 14

GS 0

CG 0

SO 72

SO 20

GS 0 2 2

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 11.0 8.1 19.1

H 18 9 27

R 17 15 32

ER 15 14 29

BB 19 19 38

SO 10 7 17

Steve DeRoos • 1988-89 • P • Hobart, Ind. Year ERA W L App GS 1988 5.03 2 0 12 1 1989 7.71 1 2 4 1 TOTAL 5.90 3 2 16 2

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 19.2 9.1 29.0

H 16 13 29

R 12 13 25

ER 11 8 19

BB 12 8 20

SO 24 4 28

2B 20 10 30

3B 0 1 1

HR 16 9 25

RBI 58 36 94

BB 15 8 23

SO 28 12 40

SB 3 14 17

ATT 3 14 17

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 1.2

H 3

R 1

ER 1

BB 1

H 47

2B 8

3B 5

HR 0

RBI 28

BB 26

SO 21

SB 4

ATT 5

Kenny Dickson • 1986-87 • 3B • Anderson, Ind. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1986 .417 47 40 187 58 78 1987 .388 29 29 116 45 45 TOTAL .406 76 69 303 103 123 Year 1987

ERA 5.40

W 0

L 0

App 1

GS 0

Brian Discordia • 2005 • OF • Niantic, Conn. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2005 .301 45 44 156 28

Matt Dover 1995-97 114

SO 2


All-Time Career Summaries Matt Dover • 1995-97 • C • Rock Hill, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1995 .247 39 39 146 21 1996 .309 46 46 178 21 1997 .286 10 10 35 9 TOTAL .281 95 95 359 51

H 36 55 10 101

2B 4 12 2 18

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 2 3 3 8

RBI 11 31 7 49

BB 26 5 2 33

SO 24 25 4 53

SB 2 0 0 2

ATT 2 3 0 5

R 14

H 23

2B 4

3B 0

HR 2

RBI 11

BB 14

SO 31

SB 1

ATT 1

Will Dozier • 2005 • OF • Roebuck, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2005 .273 4 0 11 1

H 3

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

Bryan Durham • 1986 • 2B • Greenville, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1986 .316 53 53 206 44 65

2B 10

3B 2

HR 8

RBI 59

BB 15

SO 33

SB 9

ATT 11

Wayne Eargle • 1994-95 • INF • West Columbia, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 1994 .211 11 3 19 3 4 0 1995 .269 14 7 26 3 7 1 TOTAL .244 25 10 45 6 11 1

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 2 4 6

BB 2 5 7

SO 4 5 9

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

Tony Earle • 1986-88 • INF • Spartanburg, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1986 .210 45 17 62 43 13 1988 .356 43 41 149 44 53 TOTAL .313 88 58 211 87 66

2B 2 8 10

3B 1 3 4

HR 0 3 3

RBI 6 41 47

BB 11 13 24

SO 14 21 35

SB 14 16 30

ATT 18 21 39

IP 13.1

H 18

R 12

ER 4

BB 8

R 31 40 34 62 167

ER 24 31 30 58 143

BB SO 27 67 33 72 29 73 27 49 116 261

Ben Dow • 1996 • OF • Sunset, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB 1996 .280 32 25 82

Tim Eaton • 1994 • P • Pelzer, S.C. Year ERA W L App 1994 2.70 1 0 11

Bryan Durham 1986

Wayne Eargle 1994-95

GS 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

Scott Eckard • 2005-08 • P • Lake Mary, Fla. Year ERA W L App GS 2005 2.82 7 3 13 12 2006 3.50 5 4 14 13 2007 3.01 6 4 12 12 2008 7.46 2 8 14 13 TOTAL 4.07 20 19 53 50

CG 3 6 3 1 13

SHO 2 2 0 0 4

CBO 1 0 2 0 3

SV 0 0 0 0 0

Bret Elliott • 2008 • P • Lancaster, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2008 8.18 0 1 7 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 11.0

H 16

R 12

ER 10

BB 7

2B 9 10 11 11 41

3B 1 3 0 0 4

HR 6 13 11 15 45

RBI 30 68 39 55 192

BB 14 38 30 35 117

SO 15 26 8 19 68

SB 3 0 1 1 5

ATT 4 1 1 1 7

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 1.0

H 0

R 0

ER 0

BB 0

Mark Faile • 1990-91 • OF/P • Lancaster, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1990 .313 45 44 166 45 1991 .323 42 42 161 31 TOTAL .318 87 86 327 76

H 52 52 104

2B 8 12 20

3B 1 2 3

HR 8 5 13

RBI 37 39 76

BB 25 25 50

SO 19 27 46

SB 4 5 9

ATT 4 7 11

Year 1991

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 3.2

H 7

R 5

ER 4

BB 3

SO 1

Teddy Fallon • 2007-09 • P • Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO 2007 4.50 1 2 19 0 0 0 2009 9.26 2 0 20 2 0 0 TOTAL 7.50 3 2 39 2 0 0

CBO 0 1 1

SV 3 1 4

IP 20.0 34.0 54.0

H 17 43 60

R 11 40 51

ER 10 35 45

BB 21 41 62

SO 20 38 58

Todd Ellison • 1987-90 • INF • Belton, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1987 .330 37 29 100 22 33 1988 .305 45 45 174 61 53 1989 .387 38 38 142 30 55 1990 .364 46 46 162 48 59 TOTAL .346 166 158 578 161 200 Year 1989

ERA 0.00

ERA 9.82

W 0

W 0

L 0

L 0

App 1

App 3

115

GS 0

GS 0

IP H 76.2 79 79.2 79 89.2 79 70.0 88 316.0 325

SO 6

Scott Eckard 2005-08

SO 7

SO 2

Bret Elliott 2008

Todd Ellison 1987-90


All-Time Career Summaries

Mark Faile 1990-91

Jason Farmer 2001-02

Jason Farmer • 2001-02 • 3B/1B • London, Ontario Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2001 .346 53 53 208 31 72 2002 .330 54 54 203 42 67 TOTAL .338 107 107 411 73 139

2B 9 15 24

3B 1 0 1

HR 2 6 8

RBI 26 39 65

BB 21 19 40

SO 27 32 59

SB 3 0 3

ATT 5 1 6

Kevin Farmer • 1993-94 • OF • Buffalo, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1993 .600 5 2 10 5 1994 .222 29 26 90 14 TOTAL .260 34 28 100 19

H 6 20 26

2B 1 2 3

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 5 13 18

BB 2 12 14

SO 0 19 19

SB 1 6 7

ATT 1 10 11

Ryan Fern • 2009 • P • Oviedo, Fla. Year ERA W L App 2009 8.74 1 7 16

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 1

SV 0

IP 46.1

H 71

R 55

ER 45

BB 34

SO 29

Shawn Fettue • 1999-00 • P • North Charleston, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG SHO 1999 5.47 5 4 17 16 0 0 2000 7.48 1 2 4 4 0 0 TOTAL 5.89 6 6 21 20 0 0

CBO 1 0 1

SV 0 0 0

R 62 22 84

ER 49 18 67

BB 27 16 43

SO 79 13 92

H 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

Year 1994 1995 TOTAL

GS 7 4 11

CG 2 0 2

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 48.2 24.0 72.2

H 66 52 118

R 54 50 104

ER 46 43 89

BB 33 20 53

R 1

H 1

2B 0

3B 1

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 0

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

Lynn Fleming • 1993-95 • P • Pacolet, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1993 .000 9 1 1 0 1994 .290 24 7 31 4 1995 .278 26 3 18 1 TOTAL .280 59 11 50 5

H 0 9 5 14

2B 0 1 1 2

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 2 2

BB 0 2 1 3

SO 0 5 3 8

SB 0 0 0 0

ATT 0 1 0 1

Year 1993 1994 1995 TOTAL

CG 0 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0

IP 13.2 21.1 30.0 65.0

H 17 32 36 85

R 15 38 31 84

ER 7 23 21 51

BB 11 13 20 44

2B 10 4 14

3B 2 2 4

HR 2 4 6

RBI 21 22 43

BB 6 10 16

SO 23 25 48

SB 1 0 1

ATT 1 0 1

IP H 55.0 74 55.1 54 110.1 128

R 46 22 68

ER 39 17 56

BB 20 20 40

ERA 8.51 16.12 11.02

W 4 0 4

L 4 3 7

App 11 8 19

ERA 4.61 9.70 6.30 7.06

W 0 0 1 1

L 1 0 1 2

App 8 16 13 37

GS 1 0 1 2

Derek Ford • 2002-03 • P/OF • North Augusta, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2002 .287 44 37 143 16 41 2003 .250 30 29 108 18 27 TOTAL .271 74 66 251 34 68

Lynn Fleming 1993-95

Derek Ford 2002-03

IP H 80.2 104 21.2 25 102.1 129

Brian Fillard • 1994-95 • P • Raleigh, N.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1994 .000 11 7 1 0

David Fish • 1990 • P • Cowpens, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB 1990 .500 2 0 2

Brian Fillard 1994-95

GS 9

Year 2002 2003 TOTAL

ERA 6.38 2.77 4.57

GS 8 7 15

CG 2 2 4

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

Josh Ford • 1998-01 • P/OF • Blasdell, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1998 .059 13 8 34 2 1999 .180 28 20 61 6 2000 .255 31 29 106 12 2001 .307 52 51 192 43 TOTAL .252 124 108 393 63

H 2 11 27 59 99

2B 1 2 3 9 15

3B 0 0 1 1 2

HR 0 1 1 0 2

RBI 1 15 12 23 51

BB 6 13 11 30 60

SO 13 16 18 21 68

SB 3 0 2 4 9

ATT 3 0 3 6 12

Year 1998 2000 TOTAL

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 7.2 6.0 13.2

H 18 11 29

R 18 6 24

ER 16 6 22

BB 9 4 13

ERA 18.78 9.00 14.49

W 2 3 5

W 0 0 0

L 4 2 6

L 0 0 0

App 14 11 25

App 5 4 9

GS 0 0 0

116

SO 30 10 40

SO 8 11 27 46

SO 34 34 68

SO 3 5 8


All-Time Career Summaries Tim Fournier • 2007-09 • P • Seneca, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2007 3.14 3 1 22 0 2009 11.84 0 1 17 0 TOTAL 6.28 3 2 39 0

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 1 1

SV 2 0 2

IP 43.0 24.1 67.1

H 35 41 76

R 17 34 51

ER 15 32 47

BB 12 13 25

Chris Fowler • 1989-92 • P • Walhalla, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1990 .000 1 0 1 0 1991 .000 1 0 1 0 1992 .000 1 0 1 0 TOTAL .000 3 0 3 0

H 0 0 0 0

2B 0 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 0 0

BB 0 0 0 0

SO 0 0 0 0

SB 0 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0 0

Year 1989 1990 1991 1992 TOTAL

GS 0 0 0 0 0

CG 0 0 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 0 0

CBO 1 0 0 0 1

SV 2 8 5 5 20

IP 20.0 47.0 19.1 28.0 114.1

H 20 34 17 16 87

R 13 18 6 7 44

ER 12 17 5 6 40

BB 13 20 9 9 51

Nate Frommelt • 2001-02 • OF • Silvis, Ill. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2001 .266 54 54 207 33 2002 .350 36 36 120 37 TOTAL .297 90 90 327 70

H 55 42 97

2B 6 8 14

3B 0 1 1

HR 1 3 4

RBI 20 13 33

BB 37 36 73

SO 32 26 58

SB 9 9 18

ATT 13 14 27

David Fults • 1991 • OF/1B • Watertown, N.Y. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1991 .290 26 25 100 19 29

2B 8

3B 0

HR 1

RBI 15

BB 11

SO 6

SB 1

ATT 1

Eddie Funston • 2001 • 2B/P • St. Mary’s Ga. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2001 .176 10 5 17 3

H 3

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 3

BB 1

SO 4

SB 0

ATT 0

Year 2001

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 1.0

H 5

R 4

ER 3

BB 4

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 4

BB 6

SO 20

SB 2

ATT 2

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 1 1 2

IP 5.2 21.2 27.1

H 4 28 32

R 4 20 24

ER 3 19 22

BB 3 11 14

2B 2 4 5 11

3B 0 0 1 1

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 4 16 7 27

BB 33 39 16 88

SO 26 38 23 87

SB 7 14 3 24

ATT 10 16 5 31

ERA 5.40 3.26 2.33 1.93 3.15

ERA 27.00

W 2 6 3 3 14

W 0

L 1 2 2 1 6

L 0

App 16 24 20 16 76

App 3

GS 0

Ryan Galarneau • 1995 • INF • Parkland, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1995 .180 25 11 50 4 9 Jake Gaston • 2003-04 • P • Chester, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2003 4.76 0 1 6 0 2004 7.89 0 2 17 0 TOTAL 7.24 0 3 23 0

CG 0 0 0

Mike Gentry • 1995-97 • SS • Spartanburg, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1995 .227 30 30 97 24 22 1996 .263 45 45 167 33 44 1997 .222 26 24 81 16 18 TOTAL .243 101 99 345 73 84 Todd Gerdes • 1996 • P • Charlestown, Ind. Year ERA W L App GS 1996 8.03 2 3 9 7

CG 3

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 40.1

H 60

R 39

ER 36

BB 12

Steve Germann • 1986 • C • Freehold, N.J. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1986 .154 10 2 13 1

H 2

2B 1

3B 0

HR 1

RBI 2

BB 5

SO 10

SB 0

ATT 0

George Gibson • 2004-05 • P • Canyon City, Ore. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2005 .000 1 0 2 0 0

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 1 0 1

IP 38.1 37.2 76.0

H 49 54 103

R 40 33 73

ER 34 31 65

BB 30 15 45

Year 2004 2005 TOTAL

ERA 7.98 7.41 7.70

W 1 3 4

L 3 2 5

App 14 14 28

117

GS 8 7 15

CG 0 0 0

SO 23 16 39

SO 7 30 10 16 63

Josh Ford 1998-01

Chris Fowler 1989-92

SO 0

SO 1 13 14

SO 27

SO 24 23 47

Nate Frommelt 2001-02

Mike Gentry 1995-97


All-Time Career Summaries Rick Given • 1987-88 • C • Winter Park, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1987 .294 43 41 153 16 1988 .346 44 43 162 48 TOTAL .321 87 84 315 64

George Gibson 2004-05

Rick Given 1987-88

Kevin Gladney 1999-00

Doc Godfrey 2003-06

H 45 56 101

2B 6 9 15

3B 0 0 0

HR 7 16 23

RBI 39 69 108

BB 29 36 65

SO 19 23 42

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

Kevin Gladney • 1999-00 • 3B • Hueytown, Ala. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1999 .316 54 54 215 41 68 2000 .217 47 47 152 18 33 TOTAL .275 101 101 367 59 101

2B 16 5 21

3B 2 0 2

HR 8 2 10

RBI 48 19 67

BB 16 23 39

SO 48 31 79

SB 1 1 2

ATT 1 2 3

Doc Godfrey • 2003-06 • P • Simpsonville, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG 2003 3.68 0 0 7 1 0 2004 6.83 1 2 18 0 0 2005 7.47 2 1 14 3 0 2006 4.76 1 1 14 0 0 TOTAL 6.07 4 4 53 4 0

SHO 0 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0 0

IP 14.2 27.2 31.1 22.2 96.1

H 14 39 49 25 127

R 9 29 34 14 86

ER 6 21 26 12 65

BB 5 14 9 10 38

SO 8 18 20 20 66

Joel Goff •1986 • P • Spartanburg, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1986 .500 2 0 2 0

H 1

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

Year 1986

CG 3

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 1

IP 68.0

H 57

R 46

ER 32

BB 36

SO 65

Matt Gouffon • 1999-01 • P • Richmond, Va. Year ERA W L App GS CG 1999 6.43 1 1 15 0 0 2000 8.58 0 2 11 2 0 2001 19.29 0 0 2 0 0 TOTAL 7.98 1 3 28 2 0

SHO 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0 0

IP 28.0 28.1 2.1 58.2

H 44 39 8 91

R 26 29 5 60

ER 20 27 5 52

BB 25 18 3 46

SO 20 21 0 41

ERA 4.24

W 7

L 0

App 11

GS 9

Matt Goyea • 2005-06 • 2B • St. Charles, Mo. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2005 .425 46 44 181 45 2006 .277 53 53 188 39 TOTAL .350 99 97 369 84

H 77 52 129

2B 17 12 29

3B 2 2 4

HR 2 4 6

RBI 44 30 74

BB 22 33 55

SO 10 8 18

SB 5 5 10

ATT 7 7 14

Tim Gray • 2002-03 • P/OF • Apopka, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2002 .307 48 47 179 25 2003 .362 46 44 174 36 TOTAL .334 94 91 353 61

H 55 63 118

2B 14 13 27

3B 0 2 2

HR 0 1 1

RBI 34 27 61

BB 14 13 27

SO 28 25 53

SB 0 9 9

ATT 2 10 12

Year 2002 2003 TOTAL

CG 2 0 2

SHO 1 0 1

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 65.2 13.2 79.1

H 85 23 108

R 51 15 66

ER 38 14 52

BB 32 6 38

Blake Green •2008-Pres. • UTL • Rock Hill, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2008 .294 46 46 170 23 50 2009 .269 38 38 145 22 39 TOTAL .283 84 84 315 45 89

2B 5 1 6

3B 0 1 1

HR 0 0 0

RBI 19 20 39

BB 18 17 35

SO 23 19 42

SB 1 2 3

ATT 3 2 5

Matt Green • 1989 • INF • Toneytown, Md. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1989 .258 12 8 31 8

H 8

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 3

BB 2

SO 4

SB 2

ATT 2

Tony Green • 1988-89 • INF • Aloha, Ore. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1988 .348 18 2 23 7 1989 .000 2 0 1 1 TOTAL .333 20 2 24 8

H 8 0 8

2B 2 0 2

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 5 0 5

BB 5 1 6

SO 6 1 7

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

ERA 5.21 9.22 5.90

W 4 1 5

L 6 1 7

App 13 4 17

GS 13 2 15

Joel Goff 1986 118

SO 29 11 40


All-Time Career Summaries Jad Griffin • 2004-05 • INF • Fort Mill, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2004 .240 10 6 25 3 2005 .500 1 0 2 0 TOTAL .259 11 6 27 3

H 6 1 7

2B 1 0 1

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 4 1 5

BB 2 0 2

SO 13 0 13

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

Year 2004

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 2.0

H 7

R 4

ER 4

BB 3

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 0

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

ERA 18.00

W 0

L 0

App 2

GS 0

Brian Grissom • 2002-03 • INF • Rock Hill, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2002 .000 2 0 2 0 0 Year 2002 2003 TOTAL

ERA 8.71 2.57 6.23

W 0 2 2

L 0 0 0

App 11 3 14

SO 1

GS 0 0 0

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 10.1 7.0 17.1

H 15 8 23

R 10 2 12

ER 10 2 12

BB 14 4 18

SO 4 6 10

Nick Groomes • 2001 • P • Seneca, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2001 11.12 0 0 6 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 5.2

H 7

R 10

ER 7

BB 9

SO 4

Josh Grubbs • 1999-00 • OF • Greer, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1999 .276 26 24 87 12 2000 .212 31 29 113 18 TOTAL .240 57 53 200 30

H 24 24 48

2B 7 5 12

3B 1 1 2

HR 0 0 0

RBI 13 8 21

BB 7 15 22

SO 21 32 53

SB 0 5 5

ATT 1 9 10

Eric Guillen • 2006-09 • 2B/SS • Thousand Oaks, Calif. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 2006 .140 30 13 57 8 8 3 2007 .326 52 48 184 29 60 6 2008 .261 54 54 218 33 57 3 2009 .300 53 53 223 40 67 14 TOTAL .282 189 168 682 110 192 26

3B 0 0 2 3 5

HR 0 0 0 2 2

RBI 3 27 23 42 95

BB 2 21 11 25 59

SO 15 27 41 38 121

SB 1 4 2 3 10

ATT 2 4 4 5 15

Tim Gray 2002-03

Robbie Gwinn • 1990 • P • Pickens, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 1990 8.53 0 0 8 0

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 6.1

H 9

R 7

ER 6

BB 6

Pat Hall • 1988 • OF • Greenville, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB 1988 .250 19 4 32

H 8

2B 3

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 11

BB 3

SO 4

SB 4

ATT 4

Bret Hansen • 2004-07 • OF • Charlotte, N.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2004 .253 46 44 146 23 2005 .339 49 48 180 48 2006 .364 57 57 217 50 2007 .358 45 45 176 41 TOTAL .334 197 194 719 162

H 37 61 79 63 240

2B 4 12 16 8 40

3B 3 4 5 7 19

HR 2 2 5 1 10

RBI 21 37 52 42 152

BB 29 41 40 25 135

SO 35 40 29 19 123

SB 3 3 3 14 23

ATT 4 7 5 14 30

Steve Hanvey • 1986-87 • OF • Walhalla, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1986 .380 38 26 142 48 1987 .344 41 40 154 42 TOTAL .361 79 66 296 90

H 54 53 107

2B 12 9 21

3B 1 2 3

HR 9 8 17

RBI 33 42 75

BB 13 12 25

SO 15 13 28

SB 4 3 7

ATT 6 3 9

Sam Hart • 2006-07 • P • Mechanicsburg, Pa. Year ERA W L App GS 2006 4.15 1 3 22 0 2007 11.57 0 0 12 0 TOTAL 5.73 1 3 34 0

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 1 1

SV 0 0 0

IP 26.0 7.0 33.0

H 29 8 37

R 15 12 27

ER 12 9 21

BB 10 6 16

SO 17 4 21

Nick Hatchette • 2001 • P • Landrum, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2001 4.72 0 3 6 3

CG 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 13.1

H 20

R 18

ER 7

BB 7

SO 8

Luke Haug • 1996 • C • Flemington, N.J. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1996 .333 5 0 3 2

H 1

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 1

SO 1

SB 0

ATT 0

119

R 7

Matt Goyea 2005-06

SO 5

Tony Green 1988-89

Eric Guillen 2006-09

Bret Hansen 2004-07


All-Time Career Summaries Chris Hawkins • 1986-87 • P • Seneca, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1987 .000 1 0 1 1

H 0

Year ERA W L App GS CG 1986 3.42 7 2 11 10 6 1987 3.76 4 2 18 8 0 TOTAL 3.58 11 4 29 18 6 Mark Hawkins • 1991 • OF • Williamston, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1991 .327 38 14 55 18 18 Steve Hanvey 1986-87

Sam Hart 2006-07

Chris Hawkins 1986-87

Rick Hembree 1986

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 2

SO 0

SB 0

ATT 0

SHO 1 0 1

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 7 7

IP H 71.0 71 64.2 57 135.2 128

R 40 35 75

ER 27 27 54

BB SO 34 75 38 56 72 131

2B 4

3B 1

HR 2

RBI 9

BB 8

SO 18

SB 8

ATT 9

Justin Hayes • 2006-08 • P • Mauldin, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS 2006 5.82 3 2 12 0 2007 2.67 4 1 19 0 2008 7.03 1 1 20 0 TOTAL 5.01 8 4 51 0

CG 0 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0 0

CBO 0 2 1 3

SV 0 3 4 7

IP 17.0 33.2 32.0 82.2

H 27 35 48 110

R 13 13 26 52

ER 11 10 25 46

BB 8 8 10 26

Scott Hayes • 1987 • INF • Orlando, Fla. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1987 .333 17 11 39 15

H 13

2B 3

3B 1

HR 0

RBI 6

BB 7

SO 5

SB 1

ATT 1

Matt Heikkila • 2000 • P • Great Bend, Kan. Year ERA W L App GS 2000 5.15 3 8 20 12

CG 4

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 99.2

H 133

R 76

ER 57

BB 37

SO 77

Rick Hembree • 1986 • P • Spartanburg, S.C. Year ERA W L App GS CG 1986 9.13 3 2 11 9 2

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 45.1

H 77

R 63

ER 46

BB 27

SO 39

Eric Hersman • 1991 • P • Ripley, W.Va. Year ERA W L App GS 1991 4.09 2 0 9 0

SHO 0

CBO 0

SV 0

IP 11.0

H 9

R 8

ER 5

BB 10

SO 5

Brent Hess • 1998-01 • OF • Springfield, Ohio Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1998 .312 45 45 170 29 53 1999 .293 48 47 167 40 49 2000 .323 52 52 189 34 61 2001 .232 46 41 168 27 39 TOTAL .291 191 185 694 130 202

2B 14 7 14 6 41

3B 0 2 2 0 4

HR 0 2 1 0 3

RBI 14 26 38 15 93

BB 20 30 29 12 91

SO 22 20 32 25 99

SB 11 7 6 9 33

ATT 13 12 8 13 46

Shawn Hester • 1988 • C • Easley, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB 1988 .185 16 4 27

R 4

H 5

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 3

BB 5

SO 5

SB 0

ATT 0

Chris Hill • 2003-04 • P • Griffith, Ind. Year ERA W L App 2003 6.61 2 0 7 2004 4.61 0 0 7 TOTAL 5.70 2 0 14

GS 2 1 3

CG 0 0 0

SHO 0 0 0

CBO 0 0 0

SV 0 0 0

IP 16.1 13.2 30.0

H 19 15 34

R 13 12 25

ER 12 7 19

BB 10 8 18

Ron Hill • 1990-93 • OF • Greer, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB 1990 .318 21 3 22 1991 .406 22 8 32 1992 .240 42 42 150 1993 .226 39 36 124 TOTAL .256 124 89 328

R 15 8 19 11 53

H 7 13 36 28 84

2B 3 0 6 1 10

3B 0 1 0 1 2

HR 0 0 0 0 0

RBI 2 2 9 18 31

BB 3 6 18 8 35

SO 4 3 21 17 45

SB 1 2 4 7 14

ATT 2 4 7 9 22

John Hillers • 2000-01 • OF • Inman, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 2000 .286 34 29 112 16 2001 .250 3 2 8 1 TOTAL .283 37 31 120 17

H 32 2 34

2B 1 0 1

3B 1 0 1

HR 0 0 0

RBI 10 1 11

BB 17 1 18

SO 25 3 28

SB 6 1 7

ATT 6 1 7

CG 0

Brent Hess 1998-01 120

SO 11 28 26 65

SO 16 4 20


All-Time Career Summaries Mark Hodge • 1997 • OF • Pauline, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R 1997 .217 13 5 23 1

H 5

Tommy Hodge • 1990-91 • OF • Hartsville, S.C. Year Avg GP GS AB R H 1990 .316 48 46 171 60 54 1991 .352 41 39 145 50 51 TOTAL .332 89 85 316 110 105

2B 0

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 1

BB 5

SO 8

SB 1

ATT 1

2B 10 11 21

3B 4 0 4

HR 12 13 25

RBI 56 38 94