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About UVa-Wise The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, formerly Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, is an incredible example of the determination and perseverance of Southwest Virginia citizens. Before the College was established, there were no public colleges in Virginia west of Radford. Higher education was simply out of reach for most residents of Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. When local residents Fred B. Greear, William A. Thompson, Kenneth P. Asbury, and others made their case to University of Virginia President Colgate Darden for establishing a college in Wise, the Commomwealth of Virginia supported the cause by offering $5,000 to open, staff, and operate the two-year school for the first year. Local supporters donated over $6,000 to furnish and equip the classrooms. Wise County donated property and two sandstone buildings, remnants of the county poor farm, to house the first classes. All of these events happened in the winter of 1954. In September of that same year, Clinch Valley College opened its doors to 109 full-time students. Many of the first classes of graduates

went on to the University and other senior institutions and became some of the region’s most successful professionals. As more graduates of the two-year college expressed their preference to stay closer to home to complete their baccalaureate degrees, the College began the process to become a senior institution. The College first granted Bachelor of Arts degrees in June 1970. Bachelor of Science degrees were first awarded in 1973. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees were first awarded in 1996. Approximately 7,700 students have received baccalaureate degrees in one or more of the College’s academic disciplines. Perhaps the most significant event in the College’s recent history is its adoption of a new name. On July 1, 1999, following passage of legislation by the Virginia General Assembly, Clinch Valley College became The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004, the small college once nicknamed “Poor Farm University” is a vibrant senior institution ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top ten public liberal arts colleges.

UVa-Wise at a Glance Enrollment 1,911; male-to-female ratio is 1:1.2 Location Wise, amid the scenic Appalachian Mountains in Southwest Virginia. A 367-acre campus located 60 minutes from the Tri-Cities, Tennessee and Virginia. Academic Structure A public liberal arts college offering 29 majors, 27 minors, and 23 teaching licensures. Degrees include: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Career Services A four-year program to develop professional goals, job-seeking skills, and graduate and professional school preparation. Includes JobTrak access, workshops, individual counseling, experiential learning, on-campus interviews, access to services/programs of the University of Virginia, part-time jobs while in college and alumni mentorships. Admission Moderately selective and offered on a rolling basis. Freshmen will demonstrate average SAT scores of 500 verbal and 490 math with a High School GPA of 3.4.

Financial Aid Eighty percent of UVa-Wise students receive some form of financial assistance including federal and state grants, scholarships, student loans and college employment. Faculty The student-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Average class size is 17. UVa-Wise has a faculty of about 140; 71 percent of full-time faculty hold the terminal degree in their area of instruction. Founded 1954. Public liberal arts college. The only branch college of the University of Virginia Campus Life More than 50 student organizations including fraternities and sororities Distinctions Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the nation's top 10 public liberal arts colleges. Selected for inclusion in “Colleges of Distinction.” The only Virginia university to offer a bachelor’s degree in software engineering.

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To learn more about The University of Virginia’s College at Wise visit our website at: www.uvawise.edu To schedule a visit to campus, call the admissions office at: (276) 328-0102.

Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC About UVa-Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts/Media Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 David J. Prior, Ph.D, Chancellor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Athletic Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Athletic Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 The 2010 Cavs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 Player Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-17 2009 Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 2009 Game-by-Game Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 2009 Season Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Appalachian Athletic Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Stallard Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC 2010 Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC 2010 Baseball Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC On the front cover: Seniors - Brad Robbins and Adam Skoranski back cover: Seniors - Dusty Haigler and Billy Thompson 1

Quick Facts/Credits Location: Wise, Va. 24293

Sports Information Director: Chris Myers

Founded: 1954

Sports Information Office: 276-328-0188

Enrollment: 1,945

Sports Information email: csm6z@uvawise.edu

Control: University of Virginia

Head Trainers: Ryan Georgi & Reg Mungrue

Colors: Red and Gray

Training Room: 276-376-4591

Nickname: Highland Cavaliers

Baseball Head Coach: Hank Banner

Conference: NAIA Appalachian Athletic

Baseball Office: 276-376-4504

University Chancellor: David J. Prior, Ph.D

Banner email: wsb2e@uvawise.edu

Vice Chancellor for Admin.: Gary Juhan, Ph.D

2009 Overall Record: 23-24

Athletic Director: Danny Sterling

2009 AAC Place/Record: 7th/11-15

Athletic Department: 276-328-0206 All of UVa-Wise’s athletic publications are published by the Sports Information Office and funded by the UVa-Wise Athletic Foundation. Copyright 2010, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. This publication was written by assistant sports information director Darrell-Dingus Ely with help from sports information director Chris Myers along with student assistants James Cooper, Tara Cole, director of college relations Roger Hagy, and athletic secretary Pat Bevins. Editing by Darrell-Dingus Ely. Printed by A+ Printing, Altoona, Pa. Photography by Donna G. Hale for action photos with Jessica Price for the cover design, team and head shots. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is an AA/EEO institutions and is accessible to disabled persons. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is committed to affirmative action by way of providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status.

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UVa-Wise Administration David J. Prior, Ph.D - Chancellor David J. Prior earned a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Virginia in 1972. Before that, he earned an A.B. in biology from Olivet College in Michigan in 1965 and a master's in animal physiology and biochemistry from Central Michigan University in 1968. He was also a post-doctoral fellow in neurobiology at Princeton University from 1972 to 1973. Mr. Prior began his teaching career in 1973 at the University of Kentucky, where he eventually held dual full professorships in biological sciences and physiology and biophysics. He left in 1987 to become chairman of the Department of Biology at Northern Arizona University, and was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences there in 1992. For seven years, he served as a provost in the University of Wisconsin system. As a researcher, he has over 20 years of continuous funding and is credited with more than 100 research publications, symposium presentations, review articles and book chapters. Mr. Prior began his service with the College on September 1, 2005 and was inaugurated on April 11, 2006 as its seventh chancellor. Mr. Prior and his wife, Merry Lu, have two grown children.

Gary Juhan, Ed.D - Vice Chancellor for Administration One of the biggest supporters of the UVa-Wise athletic department since his arrival in January of 1995, Vice Chancellor for Administration Gary Juhan has guided significant changes to the athletic department over the years. During his tenure, several athletic facilities have been newly constructed or been upgraded, including: the football stadium and fieldhouse complex, baseball field, softball field, and the tennis complex. Athletic staffing has also been emphasized and has included the addition of several part-time coaches to assist with coaching and recruitment. "Athletics represents one component of a quality educational experience at UVa-Wise. Our teams and coaches are not only dedicated to excelling in their respective sports but also to helping their players develop leadership, character and civic responsibility," explains Juhan. Vice Chancellor Juhan brings more than two decades of higher education experience to the Division of Student Affairs which encompasses the following departments athletics, bookstore, campus ministries, campus police, center for student development, facilities management, greek life, housing & residence life, intramurals & outdoor recreation, multi-cultural affairs, student activities, and summer conferences. He earned bachelor's, master's, and specialist in education degrees from Appalachian State University and an Ed.D. in educational administration from East Tennessee State University. 3

Stallard Field - “Home of the Cavs”

Field Dimensions LF: 320 feet LC: 360 feet CF: 390 feet RC: 347 feet RF: 320 feet Grass: Bluegrass Mix

On February 20th of 2004, the inaugural baseball game was played on the new Burchell “Slew” Stallard Field. UVA-Wise claimed the first victory in that first game with a 7-3 defeat of Bluefield College. The stellar facility has become a favorite to all teams and more importantly the Cavs to play upon. The baseball teams no longer have the same worries as with the old Alumni Field, which was on the same location as the new field. The old field was notorious among players and coaches for its poor playing conditions. Stallard Field gives no such fears with its meticulously manicured infield and the soft, smooth bluegrass outfield. The beautiful field is now the proud home of Cavalier baseball for many years to come and a true place incoming recruits would love to spend their collegiate careers on a minor league baseball quality facility.

Burchell “Slew” Stallard Tough, resilient, respect, bold, discipline, scholar, dependable, patient, leader, coach, player; all are some of the many words that could be used to illustrate qualities of one of the great coaching legends of the Wise County,

am proudest of the champions I helped to educate in the classroom - for life,” quoted his wife, Lloe, of the late-coach who passed along in the spring of 2000. The Milligan College “Hall of Fame” member and alum was named as one of the five UVA-Wise ‘Coaching Legends’ in 2001. The Highland Cavalier baseball field was named in his honor in March of 2004. Former Stallard player and disciple, Ray Spenilla said, “Lloe Stallard’s contribution in memory of Coach Stallard to help ‘his boys’ along with countless contributions from others have made the new ballpark a point of pride for the College and its supporters.” The UVA-Wise Burchell “Slew” Stallard Scholarship was also started in 2002 to help a student-athlete. The scholarship fund has already assisted former baseball players Brad Hall, Will Nance and Jason Matlock along with current Cavs’ player Brad Robbins.

Virginia area. Coach Burchell “Slew” Stallard was one of the best coaching generals for many decades. Coach was known for his strictness but caring wholeheartedly for his players that he continued the relationship with “his boys” long after the players had moved on in their lives. “A tall man with a great big heart as described by one of his former teachers, Stallard made his mark leading many championship football and baseball teams at Grundy, Big Stone Gap, Powell Valley and Coeburn High Schools. “I had several championship teams, but I 4

Athletic Director Danny Sterling - Athletic Director After moving up into the NCAA DI ranks three years ago, Danny Sterling returned "home" this summer to spearhead the UVa-Wise athletic department as the new Director of Athletics. The new Highland Cavalier athletic director has spent the past three years at Longwood University after being an 11-year member of the UVa-Wise athletic staff. While with the Lancers athletic department, Sterling saw his role and responsibilities consistently increase to holding the associate athletic director for internal operations position. The increased role and duties within the Longwood athletic department will be very important to aid UVa-Wise in its upcoming changes. The Cavs will be entering one of their most exciting and challenging times over the next few years with switching to the Mid-South Conference, building the new campus convocation center and continuing the growth and development of the athletic department. Upon leaving the Wise campus, Sterling accepted the head athletic trainer position, as part of the senior administration staff, with the Lancers in January of 2006. Along with being the athletic training department director, he assisted the NCAA Division I certification and reclassification process. After one year, he was promoted to the assistant director of athletics for business operations. In the position, Sterling had direct supervision of ticket sales and marketing, athletic training department, strength and conditioning and laundry operations. He also oversaw the men's tennis, women's tennis and field hockey programs along with event operations, game management and management for human resources and capital planning. In what was his final move, Sterling transitioned into the associate athletic director for internal operations. He took on the responsibility of being the main controller of the athletic department budget and all of its duties. Sterling will look to pick up where long-time athletic director Ray Spenilla left the department in a strong state of affairs. The new athletic director started his first tenure with UVa-Wise as the head athletic trainer in 1995 and served in the capacity for all of his 11 years. In 2004, he was promoted to assistant director of athletics/head athletic trainer. Sterling helped oversee the day-to-day operations, assist with construction projects and directly supervised many of the athletic department staff members. Sterling left the area the first time to earn his bachelor of science degree in health and physical education (exercise science) from Virginia Tech in 1994. He went on to received his master of science degree in health and physical education (motor behavior/sports studies) also at Virginia Tech three years later before accepting his the head training position with UVa-Wise. The return to UVa-Wise athletics will be not only a second term with the department but a true trip back home. Sterling is a native of nearby Pound, Va. and his wife, Kim, who is a graduate of UVa-Wise, is from Norton, Va. The two have one daughter, Marley.

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UVa-Wise Support Staff Chris Myers - Sports Information Director Chris Myers is in his fifth year as the Sports Information Director at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Myers is responsible for the promotion, publicity, publications, statistics, records and website for the UVa-Wise athletic teams. The SID received nine awards in the last three years. He has received four NAIA publication awards including seventh for the 2007 football guide. He earned two awards for two feature stories from the NAIA this past year. Myers was also named the 2007-08 NAIA AVCA Grant Burger Award for women’s volleyball. He came to the Cavs after serving as SID the for three years at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, an NCAA Division II member. While at ESU, Myers coordinated the 19-sport Warrior sports information office. The Punxsutawney, Pa. native also held SID positions at Denison (OH) University for one-year and at McMurry (Tx) University for two years over his career. The SID spent 19 months as the assistant SID at his alma mater, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in communications in 1996. Myers completed his master’s in sport management two years later from East Stroudsburg University. He and his wife, Leigh, and sons live in Wise, Va. MEDIA INFORMATION For media credentials, photos, stories, statistics or to arrange an interview with a coach or student-athlete, contact Chris Myers, Sports Information Director. All members of the media are welcome to visit the Highland Cavaliers’ home sporting events. If members of the media are interested in covering a UVa-Wise game, please contact the Sports Information Office for assistance. Sports Information Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(276) 328-0188 Sports Information Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(276) 376-4505 Chris Myers’ Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(276) 328-8054 Cavalier Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(276) 328-0106 E-mail Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .csm6z@uvawise.edu Internet Athletic Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.uvawisecavs.com

Darrell-Dingus Ely

Ryan Georgi

Reg Mungrue

Asst. SID

Head Athletic Trainer

Head Athletic Trainer

Carroll Dale

Shirley Wolfe

Pat Bevins

Athletic Fundraising

Athletic Fundraising

Athletic Admin. Asst.

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Coaching Staff Hank Banner - Head Coach Veteran baseball head coach Hank Banner will enter the 2010 season needing 26 wins to eclipse the 300 win plateau. Meanwhile, the program needs 23 victories to reach 500 wins since 1986. Throughout his tenure, Banner’s squads have been known for consistency. The Highland Cavaliers have posted at least 20 victories in five consecutive seasons. Over that period UVa-Wise has posted two 30 win seasons to go along with back to back third places finishes in the NAIA Region XII Tournament. Banner’s UVa-Wise Highlighting Banner’s tenure are the teams Coaching Record: Season Record produced during the 2006-2008 seasons. Over 1997 15-19 those three seasons the team combined for a 1998 18-14 1999 14-25 91-59-1 mark (.606). The 2007 team finished 2000 20-22 fourth in the AAC regular season, fourth in the 2001 16-22 2002 27-19 conference tournament, and returned the Highland 2003 15-20 Cavaliers to the NAIA Region XII Tournament for 2004 13-22 2005 22-23 the first time in five years. The 2007 Cavs’ hold the 2006 28-19 school record for most wins in a season at 32. 2007 32-17-1 2008 31-23 The 14th year head coach became the 2009 23-24 winningest coach in school history when UVa-Wise 13 yrs. 274-267-1 defeated Alderson-Broaddus on March 21, 2007 by the score of 5-0. Banner currently stands at 274 victories over 13 seasons, averaging over 21 wins per campaign. The 2010 season will provide Banner with a challenging schedule as UVa-Wise will face four ranked or receiving votes squads in the national poll. All AAC players Brad Robbins (Sr.), Luis Roa (Jr.), and three more seniors which include catcher Adam Skoranski, third baseman Dusty Haigler, and utility Billy Thompson will lead this year’s team. Banner is a 1992 graduate of UVa-Wise. While a student, the coach was a four-year member of the Cavaliers’ baseball team and started at second base on the 1989 and 1990 conference championship teams. His wife, Bridgette, also graduated from UVa-Wise. The couple and their daughter, Brooke, live in nearby Castlewood, Virginia. 7

Coaching Staff Doug Bates - Assistant Coach For the ninth season, Doug Bates will handle the duties of directing the Highland Cavalier pitching staff. The former standout hurler for J.J. Kelly High School in Wise, Virginia brings a wealth of experience to the coaching staff. Bates was selected in the 12th-round by the Atlanta Braves. He played four seasons in the Braves and St. Louis Cardinals minor league organizations. He and his wife, Tammy, and their daughter, Brianna, live in Wise. The couple’s son Brandon (2003-06) pitched four years for the Cavs and recorded 12 wins.

Erik Lemley- Assistant Coach Erik Lemley begins his second season as an assistant coach at UVa-Wise. Lemley serves as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Highland Cavalier baseball team. Lemley returned to UVa-Wise after spending two years away from the campus. The former Cavs’ catcher has brought a tireless work ethic to the coaching staff and recruiting trail. Last season, UVa-Wise hitters posted a .329 batting average under Lemley’s leadership. The Chantilly, Virginia native previously taught World History while coaching high school baseball at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, Virginia. While at Notre Dame he served as an assistant on their 2007 squad that posted a 32-4 record on the way to a VISBA State Championship. In 2008, Lemley took over the head coaching duties, leading the school to a 15-13 record. The four year UVa-Wise catcher had a solid career for the Highland Cavaliers. Lemley recorded a .281 career average over 121 at bats while lining nine doubles and two home runs with 24 rbi. Lemley earned his bachelor’s degree in history education in May of 2006 from UVa-Wise.

Student Coaches

Seth Radcliff

Matt Duffy 8

2010 Cavaliers Alphabetical Roster No. Name

Pos.

30 10 26 RS 27 32 28 RS 37 21 15 RS 4 19 31 16 11 13 8 RS 6 29 17 18 RS 5 36 12 23 34 14 20 9 25 21

LHP L/L SS/2B R/R RHP/2B R/R UTIL R/R RHP R/R C R/R LHP R/L LHP L/L RHP/UTIL R/R RHP R/R RHP R/R C R/R OF R/R OF R/R RHP R/R 3B L/R UTIL R/R RHP R/R RHP/OF L/R 1B R/R RHP/3B R/R RHP R/R LHP L/L 1B R/R UTIL L/R C R/R RHP/DH R/R OF L/L UTIL R/R LHP/1B L/L C R/R RHP R/R LHP L/L UTIL L/L RHP R/R

Logan Arey Danny Bates Cody Bentley Drew Bradshaw Daniel Burke Kirby Bush D’Andre Bussey Scott Cole Jonathan Cox Paul Creech Ryan Crosby Mark Dixon Alex Feemster Billy Fox Josh Guizar Dusty Haigler Chaz Hall Jonathan Hawkins Brett Hylton Kirk Jennings Taylor Jones Josh Joseph Stephen Kanode Brian King Mason Mays Tommy Meier Caleb Naff Brad Ricker Luis Roa Brad Robbins Adam Skoranski Chris Smith Preston Smith Billy Thompson Ryan Ward

B-T

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown (High School)

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

178 170 190 168 175 215 200 190 174 195 180 210 190 180 208 210 150 185 210 220 210 195 185 215 195 210 210 170 160 223 190 160 175 209 195

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

Bridgewater (Turner Ashby) Chantilly (Chantilly) Wise (J.J. Kelly) Yorktown (York) Purcellville (Loudon Valley) Richmond (Douglas Freeman) Virginia Beach (Bayside) Stuart (Patrick County) Martinsville (Magna Vista) Harlan, Ky. (Harlan County) Warrenton (Notre Dame Acad.) Charles City (Woodside) Ashburn (Broad Run) Chincoteague (Chincoteague) Locust (Riverbend) Hanover (South Western) Seaford (York) Monroe, N.C. (Forest Hills) Dry Fork (Tunstall) Colonial Heights (Thomas Dale) Rocky Mount (Franklin Co.) Axton (Home Schooled) Martinsville (Magna Vista) Chantilly (Chantilly) Basset (Basset) Ashburn (Broad Run) Basset (Basset) Bristol (John Battle) Arecibo, P.R. (Fla. Air Acad.) Big Stone Gap (Powell Valley) Cheyenne, Wyo. (East) Castlewood (Castlewood) Bristol (Virginia) Haymarket (Stonewall Jackson) Moneta (Franklin County)

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Hank Banner (14th season) Assistant Coaches: Doug Bates and Erik Lemley Student Coaches: Matt Duffy and Seth Radcliff RS Indicates player a redshirt for 2010

Numerical Roster 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Alex Feemster OF Tommy Meier C Taylor Jones RHP/3B Brett Hylton RHP/OF Preston Smith LHP Danny Bates SS/2B Chaz Hall UTIL Brad Ricker OF Jonathan Hawkins RHP Adam Skoranski C

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 25 26

Ryan Crosby Dusty Haigler Stephen Kanode Brian King Billy Fox Chris Smith Ryan Ward Luis Roa Billy Thompson Cody Bentley

RHP 3B LHP 1B OF RHP RHP UTIL UTIL RHP/2B

27 28 29 30 31 32 34 36 37

Daniel Burke RHP D’Andre Bussey LHP Josh Joseph RHP Logan Arey LHP Josh Guizar RHP Kirby Bush C Brad Robbins LHP/1B Caleb Naff RHP/DH Jonathan Cox RHP/UTIL

Pronunciation Guide D’Andre Bussey . . . . . . . . . . . . .BUS ee Luis Roa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ROW a Adam Skoranski . . . . . . . .score ann SKI

Logan Arey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AIR ee Josh Guizar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GEE zar

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2010 Cavs Season Preview

The 2010 Highland Cavaliers will look to get off to a fast start this season.

Adam Skoranski, third baseman Dusty

Last

Haigler and first baseman Billy Thompson

season, the team dropped 13 of their first

with junior outfielder Brad Ricker and

17 contests.

sophomore

Despite the slow start the

Cavs’ rallied to finish the season just one game below the .500 mark at 23-24.

second

baseman

Cody

Bentley. The UVa-Wise pitching staff returns a

This year UVa-Wise will look for a fast

core group of veterans while adding several

start by playing a more balanced schedule.

newcomers to the mix in 2010. Left hander

The Cavs’ will open up the 2010 campaign

D’Andre Bussey returns for his third

at home for a double header against Rio

season in a UVa-Wise uniform.

Grande on February 6th.

The following

junior Scott Cole however, will miss the

week UVa-Wise will host Southern Virginia

2010 season due to a medical red shirt.

for another double header contest. In all,

Despite losing Cole, UVa-Wise will have a

the Highland Cavaliers will play six of their

handful of returners and newcomers to

first 10 games at Burchell Stallard Field.

choose from to help carry the load.

The

Highland

Cavaliers

will

Fellow

look

Bentley is poised to accept more

towards senior Brad Robbins, who holds

innings as a starter. Transfer Ryan Crosby

the all time home run record at the college,

will be counted upon to pitch weekend

and junior Luis Roa, an All-AAC selection a

games with Robbins seeing innings as a

year ago for leadership. The duo combined

starter four a fourth season. Redshirt

to hit .404 with 15 home runs, 29 doubles,

freshman Josh Guizar and sophomore

and 98 rbi last season.

Jonathan Hawkins are slated to start

Complementing

Robbins and Roa in the projected lineup will fall upon the shoulders of seniors catcher 10

games as well.

2010 Season Preview (cont.) the left side of the infield. Bates will be counted on to make routine plays up the middle and try to be a consistent hitter at the plate. Haigler is back for a second stint at third base and has worked hard to improve his range. Newcomer Taylor Jones will provide backup for Haigler while giving a solid pinch hit option to the bench. Behind the plate, Skoranski will hold down the catcher position. Skoranski had a perfect fielding percentage in 2009 while hitting .289 with a pair of homers. Tommy Meier and Kirby Bush will provide

Catcher Adam Skoranski

Skoranski relief behind the plate.

The bullpen will be anchored by junior

The Highland Cavalier outfield will be

Josh Joseph. Joseph is slated to start the season as the closer.

home to some of the quickest players in the

In addition, the

bullpen will return crafty lefty Preston

AAC.

Utility man Luis Roa can play all

Smith, to go along with a pair of

three outfield positions. A complete player,

sophomores in Stephen Kanode and

Roa hit over .407 and drove in 34 runs. Flanking Roa in the outfield will be

Chris Smith. Freshman Logan Arey, Caleb Naff,

juniors Ricker and Alex Feemster, who

Ryan Ward, and Jonathan Cox will round

both have lightning speed and range in the

out the Cavalier Bullpen.

field. Both outfielders bring excitement to the plate as well with their speed as each

In the infield, UVa-Wise should field a At first base,

player is capable of beating out ground

Thompson, Robbins and Brian King will

balls for base hits and consistently bunting

split time. The three will also see time as

for hits.

strong defensive lineup.

Head coach Hank Banner will have

the designated hitter. In the middle infield, Bentley will return

freshman Brett Hylton slated to get the

for his second season at second base

early nod in right field. He can provide a

while occupying a middle of the order spot

power bat to the outfield as well as

in the lineup.

covering the need ground defensively.

He hit .352 with eight

A healthy Billy Fox will see time in the

doubles, five home runs and 28 rbi.

outfield and as a pinch runner.

Taking over short stop, freshman Danny Bates is set to take the middle of 11

Cavs Record-Breaker Brad Robbins Sr. - DH/LHP/1B 6-2 234 Big Stone Gap, Va. Will have an opportunity to start at first base .... offensive first baseman ... middle of the order hitter ... looking for a big senior season to conclude career ... needs to stay patient at the plate ... hard worker ... comes off best year on the mound ... has developed as a pitcher ... has stepped up throughout his career from a pitching standpoint ... At UVa-WIse: Twice named NAIA All-Region XII and All-AAC first team ... career records for home runs (33), runs batted in (150), and slugging percentage (.778) ... single season records for batting average (.479), slugging percentage (.923), on base percentage (.523), hits (78), runs batted in (64), total bases (137), and games started (54)... VaSID All-State first team in 2007 and 2008 ... named preseason NAIA All-American in 2009 ... hit over .400 and belted double digit home runs totals for three consecutive seasons ... 2009 - Reached base in 42 of 46 games ... 14 game hitting streak from March 19-April 4 .... hit safely in 37 of 46 games ....18 multi hit games ... collected 6 rbi against Virginia Intermont on March 29th .... picked up 5 rbi against Virginia Intermont in the first round of the AAC Tournament ... hit .478 with runners on ... while on the mound surrendered no earned runs in 3 of final 4 starts ... pitched 7 innings of 5 hit no earned run baseball in opening round of AAC Tournament ... K’d 8 batters at Pikeville on March 18th ... 2008 - Led AAC in home runs (0.24/gm) and slugging percentage (.725) ... hit safely in 44 of 54 games ... hit 13 home runs ... 23 multi hit games ... hit .459 in AAC and Region XII Tournament ... 2007 Second in NAIA in batting average (.479) ... second in slugging percentage (.923) ... won two games with two run home runs (Emory and Henry and Union) ... At Western Carolina: Struck out two batters in one inning of work spread across two games ... At Powell Valley High School: All-state first team pitcher as a senior .... all-state first team first baseman as a sophomore and junior ... struck out 17 batters in a playoff game .... pitched 10 complete games for the Vikings on way to a 10-1 record as a senior ... Personal: Son of Phil and Patty Robbins ... business administration major. 2007 2008 2009 Career

AB 117 189 154 460

R 34 52 37 123

H 56 78 62 196

2B 16 18 13 47

3B 3 1 4 8

2007 2008 2009 Career

W 4 3 4 11

L 3 3 2 8

SV 1 0 0 1

IP 52.0 45.0 35.2 132.2

H 54 59 34 147

12

HR 10 13 10 33 ER 28 32 16 76

RBI 37 49 64 150

BB 9 23 11 43

BB 36 31 15 82

SO 41 42 29 112

AVG .479 .413 .403 .426 ERA 4.85 6.40 4.04 5.17

Cavs’ Profiles Dusty Haigler Sr. - Third base

5-11 210

Hanover, Pa.

Worked hard over fall to put himself in the best possible position ... hopes to play everyday ... take on more of a leadership role this season ... looked upon to be a bigger run producer ... steady glove and arm in the field ... At UVa-Wise: Started 40 games ... went 4-4 against Berry College ... produced five rbi against Bryan ... third on the team in hits with 50 ... .539 slugging percentage ... hit safely in 18 of the season’s final 20 games ... struck out only 11 times ... produced 76 total bases ... .897 fielding percentage ... At Frederick CC: Picked all-conference ... helped team to 2007 NJCAA Division 2 World Series appearance ... At South Western HS: Hit .585 as a senior ... broke five school records over career including doubles and rbi ... Personal: Son of Mark and Judy Haigler ... business administration major. 2009

AB 168

R 20

H 50

2B 15

3B 1

HR 3

RBI 29

BB 13

AVG .368

Adam Skoranski Sr. - Catcher

5-9

190

Cheyenne, Wyo.

First UVa-Wise player to come from Wyoming ... came in this fall in much better shape ... will be counted on for more leadership ... has gap to gap hitter ... decent power ... has improved on defense ... At UVa-Wise: 2007- Singled and scored vs. Emmanuel ... walked vs. Pikeville ... 2008- 11 of 26 hits went for extra bases ... nine multi hit games ... 4 for 5 with a 2B, HR, and 2 rbi vs. Union in NAIA Regional ... went 4 for 7 with a 2B, HR, 3 runs scored, and 2 rbi in double header vs. Emory and Henry ... went 2 for 3 against Alice Lloyd producing a double, triple, and 4 rbi ... 2009- started 23 games ... perfect fielding percentage (1.00 ) ... went 3 for 3 against Emory and Henry with a 2B, HR, and 2 rbi ... knocked in 3 runners against Covenant ... At East High School: Played for the Mikey Owens Baseball School 18 and under Elite Team ... Personal: Son of Stephen and Veronica Skoranski ... psychology major. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB AVG 2007 2008 2009 Career

6 97 83 186

1 13 16 30 13

1 26 24 51

0 5 5 10

0 2 0 2

0 4 2 6

0 21 14 35

1 11 8 20

.167 .286 .289 .274

Cavs’ Profiles Billy Thompson Sr. - Utility

5-11 209

Haymarket, Pa.

Will see time in outifled and at first base ... strong left handed bat off the bench ... strong leadership ... team player ... At UVa-Wise: 2009 - started 8 games ... 3 multi hit games in the 8 starts ... went 2 for 3 against Pikeville scoring a run and lacing a double ... 3 for 6 in a double header against Reinhardt including a double, run, and two walks ... At Frederick Community College: Helped team to 2007 NJCAA Division 2 World Series ... made All-Region XX tournament team ... hit .416 first year ... two year letter winner ... At Stonewall Jackson High School: Played on two district championship teams ... named VHSL all state twice ... picked to all region squad twice ... all district 3 times ... led team in batting average all four seasons ... Personal: Son of Dee and Dinah Thompson ... health and physical education major. 2009

AB 34

R 3

H 8

2B 2

3B 0

HR 0

RBI 0

BB 8

AVG .234

Luis Roa Jr. - Outfielder

5-8

160

Arecibo, P.R.

Slated to start in LF ... will bat 3rd in lineup ... small body but has power and speed ... understanding of the game has grown ... can carry the team at the plate ... works hard in practice ... team offensive production depends on the season he has ... tremendous range ... quick first step ... At UVa-Wise: 2008 - Led team in hit by pitch ... second on team in stolen bases at ten ... 3 for 4 against Alice Lloyd including a 3B, HR, run scored, and 3 rbi ... 12 multi hit games ... 10 of 39 hits went for extra bases ... 2009 - selected to AAC first team ... led team in batting avg. (407), stolen bases (15), and walks (21) ... hit over .500 with runners on (.526) ... had ten game hitting streak ... started season with a 3 for 4 outing against Toccoa Falls knocking in 4 runs ... swiped 2 bases on 3 occasions ... went a perfect 15 for 15 in stolen base attempts ... At Florida Air Academy: Selected team MVP as a senior ... won team batting award... Personal: Son of Luis Roa, Alida Cordero ... nursing major. 2008 2009 Career

AB 123 123 246

R 27 52 79

14

H 39 50 89

2B 9 16 25

3B 2 1 3

HR 1 5 6

RBI 18 34 52

BB 19 21 40

AVG .317 .407 .362

Cavs’ Profiles D’Andre Bussey Jr. - LH Pitcher

6-3

200 Virginia Beach, Va.

Ready to assume 1-2 or 3 spot in rotation ... subpar year in 2009 ... needs to spot fastball better ... has worked on changeup ... has developed a slider ... will be counted on for a big season ... At UVa-Wise: 2008 - Pitched 54.2 innings ... posted a 2-2 record ... pitched in 16 games ... one complete game ... struck out 6 batters twice ... allowed one or fewer runs in 8 appearances ... went four innings without surrendering an earned run against Bryan in AAC tournament ... 2009 - Pitched 7.2 innings against King on day 2 of AAC Tournament without allowing an earned run while picking up the win ... fanned 8 in a win against Bryan ... struck out 3 in 1.2 relief innings against Reinhardt ... led team in strikeouts at 64 ... At Bayside High School: Received All-Beach District second team pitcher as a senior ... All-Beach second team outfielder as a junior ... posted a 1.50 ERA as a senior ... Personal: Son of Edward and Kimberly Bussey ... business administration major. 2008 2009 Career

W 2 2 4

L 2 7 9

SV 0 0 0

IP 54.2 64.0 118.2

H 69 76 145

ER 34 37 71

BB 20 34 54

SO 47 64 111

ERA 5.60 5.20 5.38

Scott Cole Jr. - LH Pitcher

6-2 195

Stuart, Va.

Medical redshirt in 2010 ... tremendous upside ... working on command of second and third pitches ... very hard thrower ... looking for better control inside strike zone ... will be a valuable asset for team in the future ... At UVa-Wise: 2008 - Pitched 47.0 innings over 14 appearances ... allowed just five earned runs over final 6 games ... struck out 7 batters against Brevard ... gave up only 4 earned runs in 9 innings of work against NAIA World Series participant Union College ... collected a save against AAC opponent Bryan ... 2009 - fanned 56 batters in 57 innings ... pitched two complete games ... picked up win against Milligan by scattering 6 hits over 7 innings while striking out 5 ... produced 1.78 era through first 5 outings of the season ... At Patrick County HS: Aided Cougars to regional appearance and third place in Piedmont District ... named MVP twice ... threw a no hitter ... earned three baseball letters ... Personal: Son of Rick and Astrid Cole ... business administration major. 2008 2009 Career

W 4 1 5

L 3 5 8

15

SV 1 0 1

IP 47.0 57.0 104.0

H 48 70 118

ER 29 28 57

BB 25 24 49

SO 37 56 93

ERA 5.55 4.42 4.93

Cavs’ Profiles Billy Fox Jr. - Outfielder

6-3

165

Chincoteague, Va.

Returned to team last season after successfully beating Hodgkins Lymphoma ... does things the right way ... ultimate team player ... At UVa-Wise: 2007- Scored runs in 8 games ... stole 2 bases ... 2008 - Hit by pitch in only at bat before leaving team due to illness ... 2009 - returned to team after illness and worked to regain physical strength ... At Chincoteague HS: Helped Ponies win 2005 & 2006 district season and tournament titles ... all-region second team ... all-district first team at first base & second team pitcher ... all-district 2nd team as junior & honorable mention as sophomore ... Personal: Son of Bill and Kelly Fox ... pre-law major. 2007 2008 Career

AB 3 0 3

R 8 0 8

H 0 0 0

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 0

BB 0 0 0

AVG .000 N/A .000

Josh Joseph Jr. - LH Pitcher

6-2 195

Axton, Va.

Anchor in bullpen ... live right handed arm ... huge upside ... gaining experience ... could see time as closer ... great overall ability ... At UVa-Wise: 2009 - led team in wins (5), saves (2) and appearances (17) ... picked up save against regional participant Union College with two shutout inning ... became dominate in relief as season progressed ... surrendered just 2 earned runs over final 9.1 relief innings for a 1.97 era and 9 k’s in the stretch ... At Limestone College: Pitched 34.0 innings in 2008 ... struck out 10 batters ... home schooled so did not pitch for a high school squad ... Personal: Son of Jerry and Janie Joseph ... health & physical education major. 2009

W 5

L 3

SV 2

IP 36.2

H 38

ER 23

BB 19

SO 27

ERA 5.65

Brad Ricker Jr. - Outfielder

6-1

170

Bristol, Va.

In battle to start in center field ... known for speed and defense ... has worked to improve arm ... excellent bunting skills ... good baserunner ... looks to build on first two seasons ... At UVa-Wise: 2008 - Second on team with 10 stolen bases ... hit .298 in 34 games ... went 2 for 3 with a 2B and 2 runs scored against King in AAC tournament ... three game stretch of 6 for 10 against Virginia Intermont and Southern Virginia ... 2009 - Second on team in stolen bases with 11 ... caught stealing only once ... went 5 for 10 in AAC tournament ... hit safely in 8 of team’s final 10 games ... 3 for 4 against Virginia Intermont with 3 runs, 3 rbi, a double, and a triple ... At John Battle High School: Aided Trojans to 4 Hogoheegee District titles, 4 regional appearances, and a final four appearance ... twice named second team all state ... first team All-Hogoheegee twice ... Personal: Son of Billy and Lisa Ricker ... health and physical education major/sport management minor. 2008 2009 Career

AB 45 70 115

R 13 23 36 16

H 13 26 39

2B 1 4 5

3B 0 1 1

HR 0 0 0

RBI 4 16 20

BB 6 5 11

AVG .289 .371 .339

Cavs’ Profiles Preston Smith Jr. - LH Pitcher

6-1

175

Bristol, Va.

Left handed specialist ... throws strikes ... knows how to pitch ... bounces back well ... biggest value to team will be stayin in same role whole season ... throws good behind a hard thrower ... solid pick off move ... throws a curve change ... soft thrower ... At UVa-Wise: 2008 - Gave solid relief as season went on in 3 of his 10 appearances ... struck out 6 batters against Pikeville ... picked up first career victory against Pikeville in 5.1 innings ... 2009 Appeared in 12 games ... allowed one run over four innings against Reinhardt ... struck out 20 batters in 24.1 innings ... fanned the side in one inning against Emory & Henry ... worked a perfect inning of relief against Virginia Intermont ... Personal: Son of Daniel and Jane Smith ... pre-engineering major. 2008 2009 Career

W 2 0 2

L 1 2 3

SV 0 0 0

IP 24.2 24.1 49.0

H 29 31 60

ER 17 21 38

BB 12 18 30

SO 21 20 41

ERA 6.20 7.77 6.98

Cody Bentley So. - RH Pitcher/2B 6-0 190

Wise, Va.

Top of the line rotation stuff on the mound ... best is still ahead ... hard worker ... great speed and arm strength ... At UVa-Wise: 2009 - hit .352 while producing 44 hits ... 13 extra base hits ... a perfect 3-3 against Pikeville while belting 2 home runs ... went 2-0 on the mound ... struck out 18 batters in 13.1 innings ... hurled complete game against Bryan surrendering 2 earned runs while striking out 11 ... At J.J. Kelly HS: Aided Indians to 2008 state title, two straight region and three Lonesome Pine District championships in a row ... twice selected to VHSL all-state team ... All-LPD three times ... Personal: Son of Jerry and Mary Beth Bentley ... undecided major. 2009

AB 125

R 29

H 44

2B 8

3B 0

HR 5

RBI 28

BB 12

AVG .352

Jonathan Hawkins So. - RH Pitcher

6-1

185

Monroe, N.C.

Spot pitcher ... control pitcher ... will keep you in a game ... keeps pitching count down ... still learning how to pitch at college level ... At UVa-Wise: 2009 - Lead team in era at 2.13 ... gave up only one extra base hit ... fanned 7 batters in 12.1 innings ... At Forest Hills HS: Played in the King Kamehameha Tournament ... coached by former UVa-Wise assistant Josh Scarbrough ... lettered three times ... Personal: Son of Mark and Kay Hawkins ... business administration major. 2009

W 1

L 0 17

SV 1

IP 12.2

H 16

ER 3

BB 5

SO 7

ERA 2.13

Cavs’ Profiles Stephen Kanode So. - LH Pitcher

6-4 185

Martinsville, Va.

Tall, lanky lefty ... best fall so far ... making improvements ... pivotal year in terms of development ... At UVa-Wise: 2009 Posted a 1-0 record over 6.2 innings of work ... made 7 relief appearances ... struck out 3 ... At Magna Vista HS: Helped school to regional tournament ... lettered in baseball ... Personal: Son of Barry and Susan Kanode ... business major.

2009

W 1

L 0

SV 0

IP 6.2

H 11

ER 8

BB 3

SO 3

ERA 10.80

Chris Smith So. - RH Pitcher

6-3

165

Castlewood, Va.

Increased velocity over fall ... great relief guy for an inning ... looking for more consistency this season ... At UVa-Wise: 2009 2-0 record over 14 innings of work ... struck out 10 batters ... picked up wins against Toccoa Falls and Pikeville ... At Castlewood HS: Helped Blue Devils to a state tournament appearance, region runner-up and four Cumberland District titles ... selected VHSL all-state first team as a senior ... picked to all-region and all-district team four times ... Personal: Son of Ronnie and Kathy Smith ... business major. 2009

W 2

L 0

SV 0

IP 14.0

H 26

ER 16

Alex Feemster Jr. - Outfielder

5-9 190

Ashburn, Va.

Quick outfielder ... solid defensively ... puts ball in play ... good bunter ... tough, hard nosed player ... At Broad Run HS: Named defensive and team MVP on diamond ... lettered four times ... three sport athlete ... Personal: Son of Samuel and Rosa Feemster ... sport management major.

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BB 6

SO 10

ERA 10.29

Cavs’ Profiles Ryan Crosby So. - RH Pitcher

6-0

180

Warrenton, Va.

Transfer from Southwest Florida Junior College ... can step in and throw on weekends ... could be a difference maker ... spliter is best pitch ... At Notre Dame Academy: Aided team to four consecutive state titles ... hurled four no hitters ... selected to all metro team ... Personal: Son of Pete and Coleen Crosby ... criminal justice major.

Logan Arey Fr. - LH Pitcher

6-1

178

Bridgewater, Va.

Young left handed pitcher ... making progress ... needs to adjust to college game ... will see innings as a starter and out of the bullpen ... At Turner Ashby HS: Pitched no hitter ... team won state titles in 2006 and 2007 ... Personal: Son of Connie and Greg Arey ... physical education major

Danny Bates Fr. - 2B/SS

5-11

170

Chantilly, Va.

Ahead of pace on offense and with his arm in the field ... will see action at short ... will need to make routine plays for team to be successful ... At Chantilly HS: Helped lead team to state tournament ... selected 2nd team all district as a senior ... Personal: Son of Dan and Nancye Bates

Daniel Burke Fr. - RH Pitcher

6-2

175

Purceville, Va.

YWorked hard to make team ... has a ton of potential ... will get innings out of bullpen ... At Loudon Valley: Earned four baseball letters ... Personal: Son of Robert and Bonnie Burke ... administration of justice major.

Kirby Bush Fr. - Catcher

5-8

215

Richmond, Va.

Big and strong ... a lot of potential ... hard nosed ... strong arm behind the plate ... At Douglas Freeman HS: Selected All-Colonial first team .... Central Region Honorable Mention ... All-Academic Colonia District and Central Region ... came through with game winning hit on senior night against Patrick Henry High School ... Personal: Son of Wayne and Karen Bush ... health and physical education major. 19

Cavs’ Profiles Jonathan Cox Fr. - RH Pitcher/UTL 5-11

174

Martinsville, Va.

Control pitcher ... throws three pitches ... keeps pitch count at a minimum ... understands how to pitch ... spots pitches well ... At Magna Vista HS: Aided squad to regional playoff appearance ... selected to All-Piedmont second team... Personal: Son of Keith and Linda Cox ... criminal justice major.

Josh Guizar Fr. - RH Pitcher

6-1

208

Locust, Va.

Hard nosed pitcher ... controls all of his pitches ... has improved after red shirting last season ... At Riverbend HS: Selected all-district honorable mention pitcher ... helped team to regional tournament ... Personal: Son of Sam Guizar, Rhonda Crandall ... environmental science major.

Chaz Hall Fr. - UTL

5-7

150

Seaford, Va.

Made the team as a walk on ... good hands ... more of a prototypical second baseman but can play multiple positions ... At York HS: named all-district second team ... received four baseball letters ... ... Personal: Son of Ebby and Kay Hall ... business administration major.

Brett Hylton Fr. - RHP/OF

6-0

210

Dry Fork, Va.

Swings left handed bat ... a lot of offensive potential ... solid player ... At Tunstall HS: Lettered four times ... Personal: Son of Donald and Penny Hylton ... undecided major.

Taylor Jones Fr. - RHP/3B

6-0

210

Rocky Mount, Va.

Will get playing time ... 3rd baseman of the future ... has solid arm and range ... hard nosed player ... At Franklin County HS: Selected all-district first team third baseman ... picked all-district second team pitcher ... Personal: Son of Todd and Cheryl Grindstaff ... criminal justice major.

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Cavs’ Profiles Brian King Fr. - 1B

6-4

215

Chantilly, Va.

Great defensive player ... is improving every day on offensive skills ... sky is the limit in terms of potential ... At Chantilly HS: Helped aid team to district championship ... selected MVP of Gameday All-Star Game ... Personal: Son of Tom and Karen King ... health and physical education major.

Tommy Meier Fr. - Catcher

6-2

210

Ashburn, Va.

Good fit for UVa-Wise ... a lot of skills ... At Broad Run HS: Selected all-district ... team MVP ... Personal: Son of Tommy and Sharon Meier ... history major.

Caleb Naff Fr. - RHP/DH

5-11

210

Basset, Va.

Will provide solid relief help ... big arm ... strong thrower ... At Basset HS: Received all-state second team, all-region and all-state first team honors ... Personal: Son of Jeff and Linda Naff ... criminal justice major.

Ryan Ward Fr. - RHP

6-0

190

Moneta, Va.

Battled to make squad ... will see innings out of the bullpen ... will need time to adjust to college game ... At Franklin County HS: Named District Pitcher of the Year ... garnered all-region second team and all-district first team ... Personal: Son of Phillip and Amy Ward ... undecided major.

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2009 Season Review Roa was the Cavs (23-24) lone All-AAC selection while leading the team with a .407 average, 52 runs, 16 doubles, .519 on base pct. and 15 stolen bases. Robbins set the UVa-Wise career home run record in the early part of the year and has 33 in three years. He hit .403 with 10 homers and set a new season record with 64 rbi. Seniors Matt Duffy, Mike Lang, and Narvaez concluded their careers with productive seasons. Duffy collected 51 hits on way to a .321 batting average while knocking in 35 runs. The Martinsville, Virginia native was equally impressive in the field. During the 2009 season, Duffy started at 3 positions posting a fielding percentage of .988. Narvaez wrapped up his four year career by moving from second base to shortstop. He played in and started 45 games in 2009, batting .279 while collecting six extra base hits. Throughout his career, the Puerto Rico product came through with clutch hits. In 2008, his home run against Tennessee Wesleyan helped propel UVa-Wise to a victory over the AAC regular season champions. Narvaez again came up big against a ranked foe in 2009. His four rbi performance against Union College helped UVa-Wise score 14 runs against the eventual national tournament participant. In 2009, Lang had his most productive season as a Cavalier. The four-year starter had a career high in batting average, .321 and was perfect nine for nine in stolen base attempts. Junior Brad Austin made his second consecutive Academic All-AAC Team. Despite a losing record, the 2009 season continued a trend of recent success. For the third consecutive year UVa-Wise played four or more postseason games. UVa-Wise will enter the new decade with a returning group of core players poised to continue their recent trend.

2009 Senior Matt Duffy

In what has become a custom in the recent seasons, the young UVa-Wise baseball team made a push in the Appalachian Athletic Conference playoffs. The Highland Cavaliers went into a fourth game in the tournament and moved from seventh in the regular season to fifth in the AAC tournament to wrap up the season. Head coach Hank Banner’s crew defeated Virginia Intermont, fell to #14 Union, and upset King College before dropping an elimination game to NCCAA World Series team Bluefield College. The highlight of the 2009 regular season occurred on the final home weekend of the season. After falling 7-5 in game one of a three game set against nationally ranked Union College, UVa-Wise would out slug Union in game 2. The Cavs used big days from senior Edwin Narvaez (2-4, 4 rbi) and junior Brad Robbins (2-3, 5 rbi) to put 14 runs up against the Bulldogs. Sophomore closer Josh Joseph came in to pitch two scoreless innings to secure the win for UVa-Wise. Individually, sophomore outfielder Luis 22

2009 Game Results (23-24/11-15 AAC) Date

Opp. (*AAC)

Score

2/6

at Toccoa Falls

W,14-0

1-0

2/7

at Toccoa Falls

L, 1-5

1-1

2/7

at Toccoa Falls

W, 5-4

2-1

2/13

at Berry

L, 1-11

2-2

2/14

at Berry

L, 4-6

2-3

2/14

at Berry

L, 3-7

2-4

2/21

at Reinhardt

L, 4-8

2-5

2/21

at Reinhardt

L, 3-9

2-6

3/2

*at Tenn. Wesleyan

L, 0-3

2-7

3/2

*at Tenn. Wesleyan

L, 4-5

2-8

3/7

*at Milligan

L, 0-2

2-9

3/7

*at Milligan

W, 6-2

3-9

3/8

*at Milligan

L, 1-8

3-10

3/10

*at Tenn. Wesleyan

L, 5-9

3-11

3/17

*at Montreat

L, 3-13

3-12

3/17

*at Montreat

L, 3-4

3-13

3/18

at Pikeville

W, 6-1

4-13

3/18

at Pikeville

W, 6-1

5-13

3/19

*BRYAN

W, 12-2

6-13

3/20

*BRYAN

W, 10-0

7-13

3/20

*BRYAN

W, 9-6

8-13

3/24

PIKEVILLE

L, 7-10

8-14

3/24

PIKEVILLE

W, 15-4

9-14

3/29

*VIRGINIA INTERMONT

W, 18-3

10-14

3/30

*VIRGINIA INTERMONT

W, 12-6

11-14

3/30

*VIRGINIA INTERMONT

W, 16-6

12-14

4/1

EMORY & HENRY

W, 10-0

13-14

4/1

EMORY & HENRY

W, 10-0

14-14

4/3

*COVENANT

W, 17-8

15-14

4/4

*COVENANT

W, 12-11

16-14

4/4

*COVENANT

W, 2-9

16-15

4/9

*at King

L, 4-8

16-16

4/11

*at King

L, 3-8

16-17

4/11

*at King

L, 4-7

16-18

4/16

at Alice Lloyd

W, 13-1

17-18

4/16

at Alice Lloyd

W, 12-0

18-18

4/18

*at Bluefield

L, 6-7

18-19

4/18

*at Bluefield

W, 4-3

19-19

4/21

Virignia Intermont

W, 13-2

20-19

4/23

*at Bluefield

L, 7-15

20-20

4/24

*Union

L, 5-7

20-21

4/25

*Union

W, 14-12

21-21

4/25

*Union

L, 2-5

21-22

5/1

%Virginia Intermont

W, 13-2

22-22

5/2

%Union College

L, 4-14

22-23

5/4

%King

W, 4-2

23-23

5/5

%Bluefield

L, 3-8

23-24

*Indicates AAC Game %Indicates AAC Conference Tournament 23

Record

2009 Season Statistics Hitting AVG. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB SB-ATT Luis Roa .407 123 53 50 16 1 5 34 .675 21 15-15 Brad Robbins .403 154 37 62 13 5 10 64 .734 11 1-1 Brad Ricker .371 70 23 26 4 1 0 16 .457 5 11-12 Dusty Haigler .368 136 20 50 15 1 3 29 .559 13 0-0 Cody Bentley .352 125 29 44 8 0 5 28 .536 12 9-12 Matt Duffy .323 158 38 51 10 0 1 35 .405 14 2-2 Mike Lang .321 112 26 36 10 0 0 20 .411 11 9-9 Alan Stoupa .317 104 30 33 6 0 3 16 .462 11 0-0 Adam Skoranski .289 83 16 24 5 0 2 14 .422 8 0-1 Edwin Narvaez .279 154 27 43 3 0 3 29 .357 5 3-3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Matt Reisinger .316 38 8 12 2 0 3 7 .605 5 0-0 Billy Thompson .235 34 3 8 2 0 0 0 .294 8 1-1 Kirk Jennings .220 41 4 9 2 0 0 5 .268 6 0-0 Craig Beale .200 41 4 3 0 2 0 4 .600 2 0-0 Seth Radcliff .200 10 4 2 0 0 0 2 .200 1 1-1 Brad Austin .185 27 6 5 1 0 0 3 .222 4 7-7 Jonathan Hawkins .000 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0 Seth Frisby Cavs Totals .329 1394 330 458 97 7 37 306 .488 137 59-64 Opponents .293 1292 264 379 64 10 35 240 .440 179 46-61 Hit By Pitch: UVa-Wise 48 (Roa 9, Robbins 7, Duffy 6, Lang 5, Skoranski 5, Ricker 4, Haigler 3, Bentley 3, Stoupa 1, Radcliff 1, and Narvaez 1), Opponents 31 Sacrafice Flies: UVa-Wise 19 (Robbins 5, Haigler 3, Duffy 3, Narvaez 2, Roa 1, Ricker 1, Bentley 1, Lang 1, and Stoupa 1), Opponents 11 Sacrafice Hits: UVa-Wise 20 (Bentley 6, Lang 5, Ricker 2, Narvaez 2, Stoupa 1, Hawkins 1,Roa 1, Duffy 1, and Skoranski1 ) Opponents 20 Pitching ERA W L G GS CG SV IP H ER BB SO HP Jonathan Hawkins2.13 1 0 8 1 0 1 12.2 16 3 5 7 0 Brad Robbins 4.04 4 2 8 8 1 0 35.2 35 16 15 29 2 Scott Cole 4.42 1 5 12 11 0 0 57.0 70 43 28 56 2 Cody Bentley 4.72 2 0 5 2 1 1 13.1 17 7 8 18 1 D’Andre Bussey 5.20 2 7 13 12 3 0 64.0 76 37 34 64 8 Josh Joseph 5.65 5 3 17 4 2 2 36.2 38 23 19 27 3 Manny Romero 6.18 4 3 16 5 0 1 39.1 38 27 31 43 8 Pete Smith 7.77 0 2 12 4 0 0 24.1 31 21 18 20 1 Chris Smith 10.29 2 0 11 0 0 0 14.0 26 16 6 10 2 Stephen Kanode 10.80 1 0 7 0 0 0 6.2 11 9 3 3 2 Seth Frisby 12.34 1 2 14 0 0 0 11.2 18 16 15 8 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Brandon Marshall 6.00 0 0 3 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 2 1 Cavs Totals 5.74 23 24 47 47 10 5 318.1 379 203 179 287 31 Opponents 7.68 24 23 47 47 22 2 325.2 330 278 137 226 48

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UVA-WISE CAREER RECORDS BATTING AVERAGE (MIN. 150 AB) Jon Reed ..........................2004, 06 Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 John Bigley ........................2007-09 Tom Gilliland ......................1983-84 Mike White .........................1987-90 MOST RUNS SCORED Jorge Laboy .......................2005-08 Steve Tyler.........................1999-02 Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Mke Jones ...................1998-00, 02 Edwin Narvaez...................2006-09 MOST HITS Jorge Laboy .......................2005-08 Steve Tyler.........................1999-02 Edwin Narvaez...................2006-09 Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Mike Jones ..................1998-00, 02 MOST DOUBLES Steve Tyler.........................1999-02 Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Mike Jones ..................1998-00, 02 Chad Shaffner....................1998-00 MOST TRIPLES Mike White .........................1987-90 Matt Walton........................2000-02 Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Roger Austin ......................1986-88 MOST HOME RUNS Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Josh Scarbrough................1999-02 Steve Tyler.........................1999-02 Mike White .........................1987-90 Jorge Laboy .......................2005-08 MOST RUNS BATTED IN Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Steve Tyler.........................1999-02 Jorge Laboy .......................2005-08 Edwin Narvaez...................2006-09 HIGHEST SLUGGING PCT. Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 Tom Gilliland ......................1983-84 Jon Reed ..........................2004, 06 HIGHEST ON BASE PCT. Jon Reed ..........................2004, 06 Luis Roa.............................2008-09 Brad Robbins .....................2007-09 MOST STOLEN BASES Brian Blanton .....................1989-91 Matt Walton........................2000-02 MOST WALKS Jorge Laboy .......................2005-08 Steve Tyler.........................1999-02

LOWEST EARNED RUN AVERAGE (MIN. 75 IP) Bill Higgins .........................1988-90 1.83 N. Metheney ......................1991-93 2.85 Bo Owens ..........................1988-90 3.20 I. Patterson ........................1991-93 3.34 Miller Castle .......................1987-90 3.81 MOST WINS Bill Higgins .........................1988-90 24 Brock Funk.........................2005-08 23 Clay Salyer ........................2002-06 19 N. Metheney ......................1991-93 17 Miller Castle .......................1987-90 17 MOST SAVES David Jones .......................2005-08 13 Jason Culbertson...............2000-03 7 Brandon Bates ...................2003-06 6 Patrick Barnes ...................1999-01 6 MOST SHUTOUTS Bill Higgins .........................1989-90 4 Jeff Gilliam .........................1989-90 4 MOST INNINGS PITCHED Brock Funk.........................2005-08 219.2 Clay Salyer ........................2002-06 214.0 Bill Higgins .........................1988-90 206.1 David Jones .......................2005-08 188.0 Robert Whitt.......................1998-01 186.1 MOST COMPLETE GAMES Clay Salyer ........................2002-06 13 I. Patterson ........................1991-93 12 MOST STRIKEOUTS Bill Higgins .........................1988-90 207 N. Metheney ......................1991-93 198 I. Patterson ........................1991-93 198 Clay Salyer ........................2002-06 195 MOST STRIKEOUTS/9 INN. GAME Courtney Nowlin ................2002-05 10.15 N. Metheney ......................1991-93 9.90 I. Patterson ........................1991-93 9.74 Bill Higgins .........................1988-90 9.03 FEWEST WALKS ALLOWED/9 INN GAME Bo Owens ..........................1988-90 2.09 Bill Higgins .........................1988-90 2.44 Brandon Bates ...................2003-06 3.06 MOST PUTOUTS Alan Stoupa .......................2007-09 583 John Bigley ..................2005, 07-09 367 Matt Duffy ..........................2008-09 336 Edwin Narvaez...................2006-09 313 MOST ASSISTS Jorge Laboy .......................2005-08 379 Edwin Narvaea ..................2006-09 327 Brian Blanton .....................1989-91 153 Andrew Anderson ..............2004-07 135

.432 .426 .400 .389 .386 182 136 123 121 117 232 207 202 196 184 52 47 47 43 14 13 8 8 33 26 25 20 20 150 145 134 122 .778 .731 .689 .502 .479 .478 78 46 81 67

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UVA-WISE SEASON RECORDS BATTING AVERAGE (MIN. 75 AB) Brad Robbins ..........................2007 Mike White ..............................1989 Jon Reed.................................2006 Steve Tyler ..............................2002 Steve Dalton ...........................1998 MOST RUNS SCORED Jorge Laboy ............................2007 Steve Tyler ..............................2002 Brad Robbins ..........................2008 Shaun Trent ............................2002 Courtney Newlin......................2002 MOST HITS Brad Robbins ..........................2008 Matt Duffy................................2008 Matt Hall..................................2007 Steve Tyler ..............................2002 MOST DOUBLES Steve Tyler ..............................2002 Brad Robbins ..........................2008 Josh Verts ...............................2007 Brad Robbins ..........................2007 Chad Shaffner.........................1998 Luis Roa..................................2009 MOST TRIPLES Matt Walton.............................2002 Mike White ..............................1987 Roger Austin ...........................1986 Frank Hodges .........................1983 MOST HOME RUNS Josh Scarbrough.....................2002 Brad Robbins ..........................2008 Brad Robbins ..........................2007 Steve Tyler ..............................2002 Brad Robbins ..........................2009 MOST RUNS BATTED IN Brad Robbins ..........................2009 Steve Tyler ..............................2002 Josh Scarbrough.....................2002 Jon Reed.................................2006 HIGHEST SLUGGING PCT. Brad Robbins ..........................2007 Tom Gilliland ...........................1983 Mike White ..............................1989 HIGHEST ON BASE PCT. Brad Robbins ..........................2007 Jon Reed.................................2006 Roger Austin ...........................1987 MOST STOLEN BASES Brian Blanton ..........................1989 Brian Blanton ..........................1991 MOST WALKS Josh Scarbrough.....................2002 Jorge Laboy ............................2006 Steve Tyler ..............................2002

LOWEST EARNED RUN AVERAGE (MIN. 25 IP) Bill Higgins ..............................1990 1.54 Bill Higgins ..............................1989 1.69 Bo Owens ...............................1989 1.82 N. Metheney............................1993 1.91 I. Patterson..............................1992 1.94 MOST WINS Bill Higgins ..............................1990 11 David Jones ............................2007 9 Clay Salyer..............................2002 8 MOST SAVES David Jones ............................2006 10 Jason Culbertson ....................2002 5 Patrick Barnes.........................2000 5 Chad Shaffner.........................1998 4 MOST SHUTOUTS Jeff Gilliam ..............................1989 4 Bill Higgins ..............................1988 3 Bo Owens ...............................1989 2 MOST INNINGS PITCHED Clay Salyer..............................2002 84.2 Bill Higgins ..............................1990 81.2 David Jones ............................2007 80.0 Kevin Dalton............................2000 78.0 Chris Hill..................................1996 74.1 MOST COMPLETE GAMES Clay Salyer..............................2002 10 David Jones ............................2007 8 I. Patterson..............................1992 7 MOST STRIKEOUTS N. Matheney............................1993 89 Clay Salyer..............................2002 88 David Jones ............................2007 80 Bill Higgins ..............................1990 79 I. Patterson..............................1991 76 MOST STRIKEOUTS/9 INN. GAME N. Metheney............................1993 13.06 Ryan Boze ..............................2002 12.74 I. Patterson..............................1991 11.34 FEWEST WALKS ALLOWED/9 INN. GAME D. Lockhart..............................1992 1.47 Bo Owens ...............................1988 1.61 Mike Showalter .......................1990 1.62 MOST PUTOUTS John Bigley .............................2007 229 Alan Stoupa ............................2007 218 Brock Funk..............................2006 189 John Raynor............................1991 146 Matt Hall..................................2007 137 MOST ASSISTS Jorge Laboy ............................2007 121 Jorge Laboy ............................2006 119 Edwin Narvaez........................2007 114 Carlos Ramos .........................2006 93

.479 .457 .443 .429 .425 55 55 52 50 50 78 72 72 70 21 18 18 16 16 16 6 6 6 6 15 13 10 10 10 63 60 51 50 .923 .810 .810 .523 .520 .519 35 25 29 28 28 26

UVA-WISE TEAM SEASON RECORDS Most Wins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Fewest Loses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1989 Highest Winning Percentage . . . . . . . . .1989

32 (32-17) 9 (30-9) .769

HITTING Highest Batting Avg..............2007

.351

PITCHING Lowest Earned Run Avg.......1989

2.62

Most Games Played..............2008

54

Most Saves................2006 & 2008

11

Most At Bats ..........................2008

1,685

Most Complete Games .........1992

20

Most Runs Scored ................2002

381

Most Shutouts .......................1989

9

Most Hits................................2008

559

Most Innings Pitched............2008

403.2

Most Doubles ........................2007

120

Fewest Hits Allowed .............1989

154

Most Triples ...........................2002

20

Fewest Runs Allowed ...........1989

86

Most Home Runs ..................2007

46

Fewest Earned Runs Allowed1989

58

Most Runs Batted In .............2002

361

Lowest Opp. Batting Avg. ....1991

.203

Most Total Bases ..................2008

815

Most Strikeouts .....................2002

328

Highest Slugging Pct............2007

.524

Most Strikeouts/9 inn. ..........1989

10.34

Highest On Base Pct. ...........1987

.413

Fewest Walks Allowed..........1988

78

Most Stolen Bases................1989

131

Fewest Walks Allowed/9 inn.1988

3.49

Most Walks ............................2008

176

Most Times Hit by a Pitch ....2006

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UVA-WISE COACHES & RECORDS - 1986-2009 Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Years Ray Spenilla . . . . . . . . . . .1986-1996 Hank Banner . . . . . . . . . .1997-2009 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1986-2009

Record 203-177 274-267-1 477-444-1

CAVS ALL-TIME ROSTER Marty Adkins 1983-1985 Andrew Adkins 1996 Fred Allen 2004 Andrew Anderson 2004-2007 Jay Athey 2003 Roger Austin 1986-88 Brad Austin 2007-2009 Timmy Bailey 2002 Scott Bakker 1999-2001 Ball 1992 Chuck Banner 1986 Hank Banner 1988-90 Doug Barefoot 1997 Patrick Barnes 1999-2001 Brandon Bates 2003-06 Craig Beale 2009 Jesse Beck 2000, 05 Matt Begley 2004, 2006-08

Jimmy Benson 1984-85 Cody Bentley 2009-current Erik Bevins 1992-93 Erik Bevins 1996-98 John Bigley 2005, 2007-08 Drew Bishop 1991-93 John Blair 1985 Brian Blanton 1989-91 Justin Boggs 2000 Stan Bowles 1991-93 Ryan Boze 2002, 04 Jeff Bray 1998 Tony Brewer 2001 Jeff Brickett 1985 Sean Brown 1990-93 Adam Buchannan 2000-03 Bucklin 1996 Bush 1992 27

Pct. .534 .505 .517

(1983-2009) D’Andre Bussey Todd Byrd Rusty Campbell Miller Castle Chafin Will Childress Clay Christian Clark Brian Clark Eric Clark Curt Clayborne Cochran Duncan Cockerille Chris Codemo Scott Cole Toby Converse

2008-current 1990 2000 1987-90 1993 2004-06 2007 1993 1989 1988 1986 1987 2000 2006 2008-current 1983

CAVS ALL-TIME ROSTER Cooley 1997 Bryan Couch 1999 Robert Cox 2003-04 Bob Cox 1997 Craft 1993 Jamie Creech 1985 Bryan Creed 2003 Hector Cruz 2001 Jace Cuje 1984-87 Jason Culbertson 2000-03 Culpepper 1992-93 Kevin Dalton 1998-2000 Steve Dalton 1996-98 Tony Davis 1986 Davis 1993 Keith Davis 2005-06 Mark Davis 2000-02 Corey Day 2002 Grayson Deal 2004 Todd Dean 1989-92 Josh Duffy 2002-05 Matt Duffy 2008-09 Tim Duncan 1991 Mike Elliot 2005-06 Travis Fannon 2004 Greg Fantom 1996-97 Les Farrar 1985-86 Johnathon Fields 1999 Billy Fox 2007-current Mark Francisco 1989-92 R.L. Franklin 1988 Seth Frisby 2007-09 Matt Fulcher 2003 Brock Funk 2005-08 Gabrielson 1984 Charles Gibbons 1986 Gibson 1984 David Gibson 1990-91 Jeff Gilliam 1989-90 Tom Gilliland 1983-84 Garvin Gollis 1991 Jeff Gregory 1987 Ryan Griffin 2001 Robert Hagy 1997-98 Dusty Haigler 2009-current Dan Haley 1987, 89 Adam Hall 2004 K. Hall 1991 Matt Hall 2005-08 Scott Hall 1991-93 Seth Hall 1999-2002 Israel Hamilton 1999 Jeff Harding 1991-93 Harris 1996 Harris 1993 Make Harvey 1986 Andy Hawkins 1996-98 Jonathan Hawkins 2009-current Hawks 1996 Bryan Head 1996-98 Harold Henry 1985 James Hensley 2005 Bill Higgins 1988-90 Chris Hill 1996, 1998-99 Kevin Hill 2000 Travis Hilton 1999-2001 Frank Hodges 1983-84 Randy Hodnett 1983 Ricky Holland 1988 Brandon Horton 2005-2006, 08 Mike Hoskins 1983 Steve Hubbard 1988 Adam Habner 1996-97 Travis Hylton 2002 Tim Iddings 1997, 99 Jenkins 1996-97 Kirk Jennings 2009-current Lawrence Jervis 1983

Steve Jesse Guy Johnston Jones Andy Jones David Jones Mike Jones Jonathan Jordan Josh Joseph Stephen Kanode Kilgore X Kilgore Nathan Kiser O. Kiser Jeff Kite Jorge Laboy Lamb Preston Landes Mike Lang Tim Largen Ray Laster Barry Lawson Lee Erik Lemley Mike Lieberman Logan Limburg Bobby Lineberry Michael Little D. Lockhart AJ Lucadamo Maggard John Malene Mann Brandon Marshall Martin Chip Martin X Martin Jason Matlock Marty Matthews Jamal McCowan Tom McGuire Chris McReynolds Steve Meade Nelson Metheney Miller H. Miller C. Mitchell Montgomery Will Mooney Albert Moseley Art Mullins David Myers Will Nance Doug Napier Jamie Napier Edwin Narvaez Wes Needham Jeff Nicholson Justin Nixon Courtney Nowlin Morgan O’Quinn Michael Ogle Adam Osborne Jay Osborne Bo Owens Tim Owens Jonathan Painter Thatd Patrick I. Patterson Patton John Pendergast J.K. Perkins Bryan Pfeiffer Phillips Brad Philpott Derrick Phipps Scott Prater Jerry Price Steve Proctor 28

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1988-90 1990-93 1992 1985 2005-08 1998-2000 1998-99, 01 2009-current 2009-current 1992-93 1983 2004-06 1992 1987 2005-08 1992 2007-08 2006-09 1988-89 1986 1991 1987 2003-06 1990-91 2007-08 1983-84 2001 1991-92 2004 1998 2004-05 1996 2009 1996-97 1987 1993 2002-05 1997-99 2002 1996-99 2005-06 1988-99 1991-93 1993 2005 1991 1992-93 2002-03 2007 1986 2006 2005 1998-99 2000 2006-09 1996-98 1990 2002-05 2002-05 2002-03 2001 2002-03 2007 1988-90 1984-85 2008 2000 1991-93 1993 1989 1987-90 2006 1996 2003-04 1999-2001 1998 1988 2004

Barry Puckett Seth Radcliff Carlos Ramos Scott Rasnick John Ranor Jon Reed Brandon Regan Matt Reisinger Rhoton Nick Richards Cedric Richardson Brad Ricker Danny Rife Riffe Louis Roa Brad Robbins Brad Robinson Ale Rodriquez Rick Roman Manny Romero Tony Roop Chris Russell Clay Salyer J. Salyers Jody Salyers Y. Salyers Josh Scarbrough Chad Shaffner Shea David Shelton Brad Shephard Tim Shephard Andrew Short Andrew Shortt Mike Showalter Matt Sinnes Travis Skeens Adam Skoranski Chris Smith J.T. Smith Preston Smith Jim Souhrada Todd Southern Bryan Spain George Spicer Joe Stallard Robbie Stinson Ed Stoots Alan Stoupa Joey Stuart Lynn Sturgill Matt Sturgill Travis Sturgill Steve Summer Jon Swinson Jerry Tarr Chris Tenney Nick Thomas Billy Thompson Matt Thrift Bobby Tiller Jimmy Turner Steve Tyler B.J. Veronee Josh Verts Jaron Vipperman Matt Walton Mike West Ryan Wheatley Tony Whitaker Mike White Z. White Robert Whitt Ron Whitten Jason Williams Jeremy Wright Justin Wyatt Greg Wymer

1991-92 2007-09 2003-06 1986 1988-91 2004, 06 2002 2009 1983 2003-04 2004-05 2008-current 2001 1996 2008-current 2007-current 1997-2000 1996-98 1989-90 2009 1996-97 1983, 85 2002-06 1987 1996-98 1992-93 1999-2002 1998-2000 1984 1989-92 1998-99 1997-99 2001 2002-04 1990 2007 1998 2007-current 2009-current 2001 2008-current 1983 1986 2000 1983-84 1984-85 2004 1993 2007-09 1983-84 1985-88 1987 1992 1996, 98 2002 1987-88 2003, 05 2001 2009-current 2003 1984-87 1996-97 1999-2002 2004 2006-08 1999 2000-02 1984-85 1997 1985 1987-90 1983 1998-2001 1983-84, 86 2003 2003, 06-07 2002-05 1983

Appalachian Athletic Conference/NAIA The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) is a ten-member conference sanctioned by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The league has members in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The AAC sponsors six men’s sports and six women’s sports. For men, the conference offers championships in: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis. For women, championships are awarded in: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. In May of 2003, the AAC selected John Sullivan as its first-ever Commissioner. Prior to taking the post, Sullivan served as Montreat College’s athletic director for six years and was named AAC and NAIA Region XII Athletic Director of the Year in 2000.

Member Schools Bluefield College Bryan College Covenant College Milligan College Montreat College

Bluefield, Va. Dayton, Tenn. Lookout Mountain, Ga. Milligan, Tenn. Montreat, N.C. 2009 Standings Tenn. Wesleyan Union Bluefield Milligan Montreat King UVa-Wise Covenant Bryan Virginia Intermont

Reinhardt College Waleska, Ga. Tennessee Wesleyan College Athens, Tenn. Union College Barbourville, Ky. Univ. of Virginia at Wise Wise, Va. Virginia Intermont College Bristol, Va. AAC W L 24 3 23 ..4 18 ..9 17 10 16 10 14 13 11 15 8 19 2 25 1 26

Overall W L-T 44 15 44 12 39 14 39 19 32 19 32 19 23 24 15 34 6 46 2 48

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Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs and championships in proper balance with the overall educational experience. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. The NAIA Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport, and provides student-athletes, coaches and parents the training to help them know the right thing, do the right thing and value the right thing inside and outside the sports setting.


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