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Baseball

2011-2012

Baseball

MAT T HAMPP GRANT GOODWIN


2012 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Field..................................Carleton Davidson Stadium Capacity.........................................................................1,061 National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President................................................Dr. Mark H. Erickson Alma Mater...................................................Princeton, 1977 Athletics Director...........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach.............................................................Jay Lewis Alma Mater................................................ Wittenberg, 1994 E-mail.................................................jlewis@wittenberg.edu Record at Wittenberg....................303-265-4 (1997-present) Career Record............................................................... Same Assistant Coaches..........................Rick White, Matt Steinke Baseball Office.............................................. (937) 327-6494 Carleton Davidson Stadium Office.............. (937) 525-5854 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer.............................Greg Schneider Assistant Athletic Trainer........................... Mary McDonagh

Baseball History

First Year.........................................................................1950 All-Time Record................................................... 893-725-12

BRAD PREWIT T

Team Information

2011 Overall Record......................................................20-18 2011 NCAC Record (Finish) .................................9-5 (T-3rd) Letterwinners Returning....................................................16 Zac Daniels, Zach Finke, Grant Goodwin, Tyler Grau, Matt Hampp, Brandon Jordan, Tim Little, Alex Lochard, Jon Long, David Moore, Brad Prewitt, Matt Rupert, Andy Sharek, Ted Skalla, Kevin Tolle, Graham Wolff

Letterwinners Lost...............................................................9 Jim Clement, Sam Clement, Ben Gurney, Jason Haunty, Tyler James, Stefan Kegler, Ray Noe, Zach Spring, Mike Yednock

Starting Position Players Returning...................................4 Grant Goodwin, Matt Hampp, David Moore, Graham Wolff

Starting Pitchers Returning.................................................3 Zach Finke, Jon Long, Kevin Tolle

Starting Position Players Lost............................................5 Jason Haunty, Ray Noe, Zach Spring, Nick Van Dyne, Mike Yednock

Starting Pitchers Lost..........................................................2 Jim Clement, Zach Spring

Find the Tigers on www.facebook.com/wittenbergathletics www.wittenberg.edu

DAVID MOORE

CREDITS: 2011-12 Team Viewbook designed by John Strawn ‘07, assistant director of sports information Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04 and Terri Spring


Coaching Staff Head Coach Jay Lewis Jay Lewis was hired as the head baseball coach at his alma mater, Wittenberg University, in 1996, with his first season at the helm in 1997. Lewis, who previously served as an assistant coach for one year for the Tigers, has compiled a 303-265-4 record, breaking the school record for career baseball coaching victories during the 2006 season. A 1994 Wittenberg graduate, Lewis excelled on the diamond for the Tigers in the early 1990s. Lewis was a threeyear starting catcher for Wittenberg from 1991-1993 after spending his first season at West Virginia Wesleyan. Prior to his time at Wittenberg, Lewis was an assistant coach at St. Paris Graham High School, where he helped lead the Falcons to a Division II State runner-up finish in 1995. In addition, he has helped coach perennial power Piqua in the American Legion

League with Head Coach Rick Gold. During his head coaching stint at Wittenberg, Lewis’ teams have excelled, averaging more than 20 wins a season, and have finished second in the always competitive North Coast Athletic Conference tournament twice (1997 and 1998). His teams display a very aggressive style of baseball, with strong fundamentals being their basis for success. Several players, including Brent Parke, Ryan Born, Ryan Peters, Steve Less and Kurt Hartfelder, have gone on to play professional baseball after their careers at Wittenberg ended. Tiger teams are always fighting to be the best and looking to compete in the NCAC, which has produced several NCAA Division III World Series participants in recent years. A native of St. Paris and a graduate of Graham High School, Lewis and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Lewis’ hometown with their children, Megan and Josh.

Assistant Coach Rick White

Assistant Coach Matt Steinke

Former Major Leaguer Rick White joined the Wittenberg coaching staff in 2009. A graduate of local Kenton Ridge High School, White attended Paducah Community College before being drafted in the Major League Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1990. White enjoyed a lengthy career in the big leagues, pitching for 14 different teams over a span of 14 years. He collected a career record of 42-54 while pitching on the 2000 New York Mets team that advanced to the World Series and the 2002 St. Louis Cardinals that made the National League Championship Series. In the summer of 2010, along with Head Coach Jay Lewis, White hosted the first annual Rick White’s Rising Stars Springfield Tiger Classic, a collaborative youth baseball and softball tournament for regional teams. The tournament aims to raise money to help improve baseball facilities in Springfield. White currently resides with his family in his hometown of Springfield.

Former Wittenberg standout catcher Matt Steinke dons the Red & White again in 2011 in his first year as an assistant coach. A 2008 graduate of Wittenberg, Steinke will work with the Tigers’ catching corps. Steinke earned three varsity letters after transferring to Wittenberg prior to his sophomore year, leading the Tigers in multiple offensive categories. He became a two-year team captain and made two straight appearances on the All-NCAC first team. Following his senior year, Steinke’s hard work in the classroom and on the field earned him second team CoSIDA Academic AllAmerica honors. Steinke was a career .328 hitter with the Tigers and maintained a .982 fielding percentage, including marks of .372 at the plate and .994 behind it on just one error in 178 chances during his senior year. Steinke currently resides in Springfield.

Head Coaching Ledger

Name Bernie Allison Red Maurer Dick Fahrney Rocky Alt Keith Jordan Bob Davis Tim Kelley Rick Willis Jay Lewis Totals

Year(s) 1950 1951-75 1976 1977 1978-80 1981-83 1984-90 1991-96 1997-present 1950-present

Seasons 1 25 1 1 3 3 7 6 15 59

Games 7 360 16 18 78 77 269 235 570 1582

Wins 3 211 11 10 41 19 142 150 303 893

Losses 4 149 5 8 36 58 122 85 263 725

Ties 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 4 12

Win Pct. .429 .586 .688 .555 .532 .247 .537 .638 .535 .552

2011-2012 BASEBALL


Campus Wittenberg’s stunning 95-acre, rolling, wooded terrain is situated in the heart of Springfield, Ohio. An impressive blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is abundant amongst the 26 buildings throughout campus.

The University

ADMISSION Wittenberg consistently selects academically strong students. Of entering freshman, approximately 65 percent graduated in the top fifth of their high school classes. Each new class combines National Merit Scholars, Ohio Academic scholars and Lutheran Scholars. STUDENTS What strikes most people when they visit Wittenberg is the genuine friendliness and welcoming nature of the campus and its residents. There are more than 1,950 full-time students currently enrolled, representing more than 37 states and approximately 23 foreign countries; 45 percent of students are male, 56 percent are female. Faculty Wittenberg’s 195 outstanding classroom instructors all consider students their top priority. With an average class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, Wittenberg faculty and students have numerous opportunities for meaningful interaction both in and out of the classroom. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Wittenberg has more than 60 majors, minors and special programs from which to choose. Among these majors are such outstanding interdisciplinary programs as East Asian Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

MYERS HALL OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES Wittenberg encourages off-campus opportunities that complement the classroom experience: pursuing an internship, studying abroad, and getting involved in the community through volunteer programs and community service. STUDENT LIFE More than 150 campus organizations offer opportunities not only to have fun, but to gain management and leadership experience while at Wittenberg. These include 11 national fraternities and sororities, the Outdoors Club, WUSO radio station, Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club and many more. ATHLETICS Wittenberg enjoys a long-standing reputation as an athletics powerhouse, fielding winning teams in many different sports. Wittenberg competes annually against the best competition that NCAA Division III has to offer. The athletics department offers 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.

THE HOLLOW

RESIDENTIAL LIFE Wittenberg students live on campus in residence halls their first two years. Upperclassmen may choose to stay in the residence halls or move into Wittenberg’s campus housing, which includes apartments, houses and fraternity and sorority houses. FINANCIAL AID More than 98 percent of students are awarded financial aid at Wittenberg, thanks to the generosity and loyal support of more than 26,000 living alumni.

www.wittenberg.edu

WEAVER CHAPEL


Athletics Facilities

ROSENCRANS FITNESS CENTER

CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM

Wittenberg Athletics Facilities The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a state-of-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

HEinzen strength center

Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgianna Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carleton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

EDWARDS-maurer field

pam evans smith arena

2011-2012 BASEBALL


SCHEDULE/RESULTS March 5 March 6 March 7 March 11 March 12 March 16 March 19 March 20 March 22 March 26 March 29 March 31 April 3 April 6 April 7 April 9 April 10 April 12 April 13 April 17 April 24 April 28 April 29

vs. Bethany Lutheran $ L, 0-2 / L, 6-7 vs. King’s $ W, 10-4 / W, 12-3 vs. Waynesburg $ W, 6-3 / W, 8-3 vs. New Jersey City $ W, 3-2 / W, 7-3 vs. Anna Maria $ W, 17-2 / L, 1-5 at Dayton L, 8-12 MOUNT UNION L, 2-9 / L, 1-7 at Trine L, 2-3 / W, 4-0 HEIDELBERG W, 3-1 ALLEGHENY W, 9-5 / W, 4-2 vs. Mount St. Joseph W, 6-1 WILMINGTON L, 7-12 (11) OBERLIN* L, 4-5 / W, 6-3 at Kenyon* W, 5-2 / W, 7-4 OHIO NORTHERN L, 2-4 at Denison* L, 0-2 / W, 3-1 WOOSTER* L, 8-10 / W, 9-8 at Ohio Northern W, 5-1 (10) ANDERSON L, 3-5 / L, 3-12 at Wabash* L, 9-10 (8) / W, 12-9 OHIO WESLEYAN* L, 2-5 / W, 5-4 (10) vs. Wooster + L, 13-17 vs. Ohio Wesleyan + L, 9-11

2011 Season

MAT T RUPERT

$ Spring Break Games in Winter Haven, Fla. * NCAC West Games + NCAC Tournament Games

POSTSEASON AWARDS

All-NCAC First Team – Matt Hampp, Ray Noe, Graham Wolff Second Team – Grant Goodwin, Jason Haunty, Matt Rupert Honorable Mention – Zach Spring, Mike Yednock NCAC All-Tournament Team Graham Wolff All-Buckeye State Second Team – Matt Hampp, Ray Noe Third Team – Jason Haunty, Matt Rupert, Graham Wolff Honorable Mention – Mike Yednock

GRAHAM WOLFF

In 2010-2011, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won 5 North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in field hockey, football, volleyball, men’s golf and men’s lacrosse • Finished in the top 5 in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 18 of 23 sports • Finished 2nd in the final standings for the NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned 4 NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned 6 NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 109 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 18 student-athletes on all-region teams and 12 on All-America teams • Earned 7 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District awards and 2 Academic All-America awards • Finished 59th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by 6 teams and 2 individuals

www.wittenberg.edu


2012 Season 2012 Baseball Schedule 3/1-10 SPRING BREAK

FLORIDA

3/15 CAPITAL

6 p.m.

3/17 TRINE (DH)

1 p.m.

3/18 at MOUNT UNION (DH)

1 p.m.

3/22 at CAPITAL

4 p.m.

3/24 at DePAUW (DH)*

1 p.m.

3/25 at DEPAUW (DH)*

1 p.m.

3/27 OTTERBEIN

6 p.m.

3/28 at WILMINGTON

4 p.m.

3/31 WABASH (DH)*

1 p.m.

4/1 WABASH (DH)*

1 p.m.

4/6 DENISON (DH)*

1 p.m.

4/7 DENISON (DH)*

1 p.m.

4/10 OTTERBEIN

6 p.m.

4/12 at MUSKINGUM

4 p.m.

4/14 at KENYON (DH)

1 p.m.

4/15 KENYON (DH)

1 p.m.

4/18 THOMAS MORE

6 p.m.

ALEX LOCHARD

4/21 at OHIO WESLEYAN (DH)* 1 p.m. 4/22 at OHIO WESLEYAN (DH)* 1 p.m. 4/25 at HEIDELBERG

4 p.m.

4/26 OHIO NORTHERN

6 p.m.

5/3-5 NCAC TOURNAMENT * NCAC Games To schedule a home game visit, contact Coach Lewis at jlewis@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6494

TED SKALLA

Wittenberg BASEBALL

2011-2012 BASEBALL


Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Wittenberg Athletics Philosophy

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

TIGER UP!

The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.


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