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@GoShockersBSB


SHOCKER BASEBALL


ECK STADIUMHOME OF TYLER FIELD

Team Room

Joe Carter Locker Room

Coleman Hill


ECK STADIUM-HOME OF TYLER FIELD

Coastal Room

Athletic Training Facility

Virginia H. Farah All-American Club


• A new scoreboard and videoboard were installed in January of 2016. A new sound system and speakers were installed in Eck Stadium in time for the 2014 season. • GameDay Grass™ by AstroTurf® was installed at Eck Stadium-Home of Tyler Field in the fall of 2009. It was also installed in the Bombardier Learjet Indoor Practice Facility in December 2009. • Built in 1978, the Shockers’ baseball team has played every home game on an AstroTurf® branded synthetic turf surface on the infield at Eck StadiumHome of Tyler Field. • 2018 will be the ninth season that the Shockers play on a state-of-the-art infilled system from AstroTurf®.

ECK STADIUMHOME OF TYLER FIELD


• In January of 2016, a new videoboard was installed at Eck Stadium and was the fourth largest in college baseball when it was constructed. • The display measures approximately 20.5 feet high by 63.5 feet wide and features a 15HD pixel layout to provide crisp, clear imagery with wide angle visibility to appeal to every seat at Eck Stadium.

ECK STADIUM

• It features variable content zoning which allows it to show one large image or it can be divided into multiple windows to show a variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-theminute statistics and game information, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages.


INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY • The Building Excellence for the Student-Athlete project was first announced in November 2007 to provide WSU studentathletes a place to condition and practice during inclement weather. • The total Phase I cost of $3.7 million included the 29,000 square foot Bombardier Learjet Indoor Practice Facility, which features a full-size GameDay Grass™ infield and retractable batting cages, and the AstroTurf® branded synthetic turf surface on the entire field at Eck Stadium-Home of Tyler Field. • It opened in December 2009.


PHASE V

• Phase V includes a new third base side home team locker room (lower level) with dressing area, team room, weight room and fitness area, showers/ restrooms, satellite athletic training facility and equipment room. • Players will be able to access the Bombardier Learjet indoor practice facility and dugout from the locker room. The first base dugout/locker area will be occupied by the visitors after the project is complete. The second phase also includes the relocation of WSU’s baseball offices (ground level) and home team dugouts to the third base side for convenient access to the new home team locker room and indoor practice facility. • The project also includes the lowering of both dugouts for improved sight lines for players, coaches and fans.


ATHLETICS STUDENT CENTER

• On Dec. 16, 2014, Koch Industries announced that it will contribute $4.5 million to help expand and renovate the facility named for Charles Koch in 2001 in recognition of his company’s $6 million gift to expand and improve what was then Henry Levitt Arena. Among improvements planned is a major expansion of the Student Athlete Success Center, which would house academic support services, nutrition services, and personal and career development for all student athletes.

DRAFT


Top-10 Shocker Total Attendance Bests Season Reg.-Season Postseason 1. 2007 132,143 46,658 2. 1992 117,728 47,337 3. 2008 140,922 13,997 4. 2005 125,678 19,921 5. 2009 121,392 16,812 6. 2006 119,894 11,295 7. 2010 111,659 15,850 8. 2002 84,392 32,519 9. 2000 88,816 22,294 10. 2011 110,723 —

Total 178,801 165,065 154,919 145,599 138,204 131,189 127,509 116,911 111,110 110,723

Top-10 Shocker Average Attendance Bests 1. 4,257, 2007 2. 4,187, 2008 3. 3,897, 2002 4. 3,863, 2003 5. 3,839, 2009 6. 3,793, 2004 7. 3,748, 2006 8. 3,733, 2005 9. 3,643, 2010 10. 3,561, 2001

Top-15 All-Time Largest Crowds 1. 8,153 vs. UC Irvine, June 9, 2007 8,153 vs. UC Irvine, June 10, 2007 3. 8,103 vs. Oklahoma State, May 25, 1992 4. 7,851 vs. Arizona, June 4, 2007 5. 7,829 vs. Oklahoma State, May 24, 1992 6. 7,526 vs. Oral Roberts, May 28, 1999 7. 7,412 vs. Arizona State, May 23, 1992 8. 7,386 vs. George Washington, May 22, 1992 9. 7,220 vs. California, May 27, 1991 10. 7,217 vs. Kansas State, April 20, 2010 11. 7,212 vs. Creighton, May 18, 1991# 12. 7,084 vs. New Orleans, June 1, 2007 13. 6,943 vs. Kansas, April 22, 2008 14. 6,904 vs. Kansas State, April 29, 2008 15. 6,791 vs. Oklahoma, May 2, 2006 #Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Shocker Attendance Ranked by the NCAA

NCAA NCAA Year Dates Total Rank Avg. Rank Record 1999 35 88,293 13 2,523 12 36-6 2000 34 111,110 10 3,268 8 29-11 2001 27 96,158 10 3,561 6 23-10 2002 30 116,911 10 3,897 7 30-9 2003 28 108,170 11 3,863 7 25-9 2004 28 106,195 14 3,793 8 29-4 2005 39 145,599 9 3,733 12 29-11 2006 35 131,189 12 3,748 13 28-7 2007 42 178,801 6 4,257 10 30-13 2008 37 154,919 9 4,187 12 33-6 2009 36 138,204 10 3,839 11 25-15 2010 35 127,509 11 3,643 10 28-7 2011 32 110,723 17 3,460 16 23-9 2012 33 99,433 20 3,013 20 24-11 2013 32 86,366 22 2,698 23 20-14 2014 29 78,972 25 2,925 20 19-10 2015 32 90,907 22 2,840 23 20-14 2016 32 71,714 30 2,241 32 17-17 2017 27 65,806 34 2,437 30 22-7

FAN SUPPORT


TRADITION

• Wichita State has totaled 2,152 wins in its history. • The Shockers have won one National Championship and made seven appearances in the College World Series. • WSU has made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances and won nine regional championships. • The Shockers won 20 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles and 17 Tournament titles. • WSU has produced 55 AllAmericans and 27 Academic AllAmericans. • Five Shockers have been inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Stephenson was inducted in 2007, Joe Carter and Darren Dreifort were inducted in 2009, Don Heinkel was inducted in 2010 and Gene Stephenson was inducted in 2014. • Head Coach Todd Butler was hired in June 2013 and is the 21st head coach in Shocker history. • Legendary coach Gene Stephenson finished his career at WSU No. 2 on the all-time wins list.

1989 National Championship Team 25-Year Reunion

Chris O'Brien, Gene Stephenson & Charlie O'Brien


1989 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

• The Shockers have made seven appearances in the College World Series (1982, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996). • WSU won the national championship in 1989 and finished runners-up in 1982, 1991 and 1993.


• WSU has made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances and won nine regional championships. • The Shockers have an overall record of 74-55 in NCAA Tournament play. • WSU made Super Regional appearances in 2007 and 2008. • The Shockers have hosted 10 Regionals and one Super Regional.

POSTSEASON TRADITION


THE AMERICAN

• On April 7, 2017, Wichita State accepted an invitation to the American Athletic Conference. Commissioner Mike Aresco announced the addition of Wichita State to the American Athletic Conference beginning on July 1, 2017. The American’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to accept Wichita State as its newest member. • The Shockers officially joined The American on July 1, 2017 and conference members include the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Connecticut, East Carolina University, the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, Southern Methodist University, the University of South Florida, Temple University, Tulane University, University of Tulsa, the U.S. Naval Academy and Wichita State University. Navy is a football-only member and Wichita State is a basketball and Olympic sports-only member.


VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIPS • Wichita State was a member of the Missouri Valley Conference from 1948-2017.

• The Shockers won 20 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles and 17 Tournament titles. • Wichita State hosted the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament 26 times. • The Shockers made 40 appearances in the MVC Tournament. • WSU holds a 100-52-1 record in the MVC Tournament.


• Wichita State has four players and one coach in the College Baseball Hall of Fame. • The Shockers are one of just three programs to have five or more inductees joining Texas and Arizona State.

Don Heinkel 2010 Inductee

HALL OF FAME

Joe Carter 2009 Inductee

Phil Stephenson 2007 Inductee

Darren Dreifort 2009 Inductee


Gene Stephenson 2014 Inductee

HALL OF FAME


Gene Stephenson Shocker Head Coach (1978-2013) 1,768-673-3 Overall Record The Accomplishments

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The Stephenson File

Winningest Division I Coaches All-Time (By Percentage) (Minimum 750 Wins) Name Yrs. W L T Pct. 1. Cliff Gustafson, Texas 29 1,427 373 2 .792 2. Frank Sancet, Arizona 23 831 283 8 .744 3. Ron Fraser, Miami, Fla. 30 1,267 440 9 .741 4. Gary Ward, OSU, NMSU 21 1,022 361 1 .739 5. Mike Martin, Florida State* 38 1,944 694 4 .737 6. Mike Fox, North Carolina* 34 1,385 501 5 .734 7. Gene Stephenson, Wichita St. 36 1,768 673 3 .724 8. Skip Bertman, LSU 18 870 330 3 .724 9. Bud Middaugh, Michigan 22 820 319 0 .720 10.Jim Brock, Arizona State 23 1,099 441 1 .713 *Indicates active coach All-Time (By Wins) Name Yrs. 1. Augie Garrido, Texas 48 2. Mike Martin, Florida State* 38 3. Gene Stephenson, Wichita State 36 4. Mark Marquess, Stanford 41 5. Jim Morris, Miami (Fla.)* 36 6. Larry Hays, Texas Tech 38 7. Chuck Hartman, Virginia Tech 47 8. Cliff Gustafson, Texas 29 9. Mike Fox, North Carolina* 34 10. Paul Mainieri, LSU* 35 *Indicates active coach

W 1,975 1,944 1,768 1,627 1,566 1,508 1,444 1,427 1,385 1,376

Gene Stephenson with 1989 College World Series MVP Greg Brummett

• 2014 College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee • Three-time NCAA Coach of the Year (1982, 1989, 1993) • 11-time MVC Coach of the Year (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998) • Career .724 winning percentage (1,768673-3). • Career 1,768 wins ranks third-best all-time among NCAA Division I coaches. • One College World Series championship (1989). • Seven College World Series appearances (1982, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996). • 27 NCAA Regional appearances (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). • Two NCAA Super Regional appearances (2007, 2008). • 20 Valley regular-season titles (1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010). • 17 Valley tournament championships (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009). • First NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,700 in 33rd year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,600 in 30th year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,500 in 28th year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,400 in 26th year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,300 in 24th year.

• Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,200 in 22nd year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,100 in 20th year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 1,000 in 18th year. • Only NCAA Division I coach to record career win No. 800 in 15th year. • First NCAA Division I coach to register career win No. 700 in 13th year. • First NCAA Division I coach to post career win No. 500 in 10th year. • Directed WSU to more wins than any NCAA Division I program in the country eight years (1982, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999). • Coached 33 players at Wichita State who played in the Major Leagues. • Coached 157 players at Wichita State who played professional baseball. • Coached three players named NCAA Playerof-the-Year (Joe Carter, Phil Stephenson, and Darren Dreifort) and one named NCAA Pitcher-of-the-Year (Bryan Oelkers). • Coached two players named NCAAAcademic Player-of-the-Year (Charlie Giaudrone and Mike Drumright). • Coached 54 players at WSU who earned AllAmerica honors a total of 157 times. • Coached 20 players at WSU who earned Academic All-America honors a total of 27 times. • Won 60-or-more games in five seasons (1979, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1991). • Collected 50-or-more wins in 19 seasons, including five straight years (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2007).


Wichita State baseball has produced 26 first team AllAmericans including:

Darren Dreifort

Kevin Hooper

Mike Pelfrey

Casey Gillaspie

Joe Carter (1979-81) Mike Davis (1980) Phil Stephenson (1981-82) Don Heinkel (1982) Charlie O'Brien (1982) Bryan Oelkers (1982) Russ Morman (1983) Tim Raley (1987) Mark Standiford (1988) Eric Wedge (1989) Kennie Steenstra (1991) Billy Hall (1991) Darren Dreifort (1992-93) Shane Dennis (1994) Jason Adams (1995) Braden Looper (1996) Travis Wyckoff (1996) Jeff Ryan (1998) Pat Magness (1998) Marc Bluma (1999) Kevin Hooper (1999) John Tetuan (2002) Mike Pelfrey (2005) Rob Musgrave (2008) Chris O'Brien (2011) Casey Gillaspie (2014)

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS


ALL-AMERICANS

Joe Carter Rob Musgrave

Zach Sorensen

Wichita State baseball has produced 55 All-Americans including:

Joe Carter (1979-81) Carl Hall (1994) Mike Davis (1980) Jason Adams (1995) Phil Stephenson Mike Drumright (1995) (1981-82) Braden Looper Don Heinkel (1982) (1995-96) Charlie O'Brien (1982) Casey Blake (1995-96) Bryan Oelkers (1982) Travis Wyckoff (1996) Jim Thomas (1982) Ben Thomas (1996) Russ Morman (1982-83) Jeff Ryan (1998) Erik Sonberg (1982-83) Pat Magness (1998-00) Kevin Penner (1985) Zach Sorensen (1998) Tim Raley (1987) Marc Bluma (1998-99) David Haas (1987) Kevin Hooper (1999) Mark Standiford (1988) Blake Blasi (2000) Eric Wedge (1989) John Tetuan (2002) Greg Brummett (1989) Brian Burgamy (2002) Mike Lansing (1989) Mike Pelfrey (2004-05) Mike McDonald (1989) Logan Sorensen (2004) Kennie Steenstra (1991) Brandon Green (2004) Billy Hall (1991) Damon Sublett (2006) Chris Wimmer (1991-92) Aaron Shafer (2006) Doug Mirabelli (1991-92) Rob Musgrave (2008) Darren Dreifort Conor Gillaspie (2008) (1992-93) Andy Dirks (2008) Todd Dreifort (1992) Anthony Capra (2008) Charlie Giaudrone (1992) Jordan Cooper (2010) Scot McCloughan (1992) Chris O'Brien (2011) Joey Jackson (1993) Charlie Lowell (2011) Shane Dennis (1994) Casey Gillaspie (2014)


Wichita State baseball has produced 20 Academic AllAmericans a total of 27 times, which ranks third nationally.

Mark Johnson

Charlie Giaudrone

Marc Bluma

Phil Napolitan

Mike Drumright

Don Heinkel (1982) - 1st team Phil Stephenson (1982) - 2nd team Tim Gaskell (1983) - 1st team Jeff Bluma (1990) - 1st team Kennie Steenstra (1991) - 1st team Charlie Giaudrone (1991) - 2nd team *Charlie Giaudrone (1992) - 1st team Kennie Steenstra (1992) - 2nd team Casey Blake (1994) - 2nd team Mike Drumright (1994) - 3rd team Casey Blake (1995) - 1st team *Mike Drumright (1995) - 1st team Casey Blake (1996) - 1st Team Zach Sorensen (1998) - 1st team Marc Bluma (1998) - 1st team Pat Magness (1998) - 2nd team Marc Bluma (1999) - 2nd team Mark Johnson (2003) - 2nd team Bryan Erstad (2003) - 2nd team Mark Johnson (2004) - 1st team Tommy Hottovy (2004) - 2nd team Brandon Green (2004) - 2nd team Nick Blasi (2004) - 2nd team Joe Muich (2005) - 3rd team Phil Napolitan (2005) - 3rd team Rob Musgrave (2008) - 1st team Jordan Cooper (2010) - 2nd team * National Academic Athlete-of-the-Year

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS


Wichita State baseball has produced 181 professional baseball players. Thirty-seven of those advanced to the Major Leagues including:

Claude Hendrix (1911-20)

MAJOR LEAGUERS

Lloyd Bishop (1914)

Don Lock (1962-69)

Bryan Oelkers (1983, 1986)

Joe Carter (1983-98)

Charlie O'Brien Russ Morman (1985, 1987(1986, 88-91, 2000) 94-97)

Don Heinkel (1988-89)

Rick Wrona (1988-90, 92-94)

Jeff Richardson (1990)

Eric Wedge (1991-94)

David Haas (1991-93)

Mike Lansing (1993-2001)

Tyler Green (1993, 95, 97-98)

Pat Meares (1993-2001)

Greg Brummett (1993)

Darren Dreifort Jaime Bluma (1994, 96-01, (1996) 03-04)

Doug Mirabelli (1996-2007)

Braden Looper (1998-2009)

Kennie Steenstra (1998)

P.J. Forbes (1998, 2001)

Casey Blake (1999-2011)

Nate Robertson (2002-10)

Zach Sorensen (2003, 2005)

Koyie Hill (2003-05, 2007-14)

Adam Peterson Kevin Hooper (2004) (2005-06)

Mike Pelfrey (2006-17)

Conor Gillaspie (2008, 2011-present)

Andy Dirks (2011-13)

Tommy Hottovy (2011-12)

Kris Johnson (2013-14)

Cody Clark (2013)

Brian Flynn Dusty Coleman (2013-present) (2015-present)

Phil Stephenson (1989-92)


COACHING TREE Sixteen former Shockers are now coaching in college and the major and minor leagues, while nine are involved in scouting or the front office:

Mike Pelfrey (2003-05) Newman University (Volunteer Asst. Coach) Aaron Rea (2012) Central Oklahoma (Asst. Coach) Jim Rough (Volunteer Asst. 1995-96) Detroit Tigers (Major League Scout) Arnie Beyeler (1984-86) New Orleans Baby Cakes-AAA Marlins (Manager) Mike Sirianni (Volunteer Asst. 2015-16) Regis University (Head Coach) Joe Carter (1979-81) Mark Standiford (1985-88) Arizona Diamondbacks (Asst. to the GM) Tabor College (Head Coach) David Chadd (GA Coach 1990-91) Kennie Steenstra (1990-92) Detroit Tigers (Vice President/Asst. GM) Frederick-A Orioles (Pitching Coach) Jeff Christy (Volunteer Asst. 2011) Phil Stephenson (1979-82) Texas A&M (Volunteer Asst. Coach) Dodge City CC (Head Coach) Cody Clark (2013) Eric Wedge (1987-89) Kansas City Royals (Advance Scout) Jon Coyne (Volunteer Asst. 2013-14) Toronto Blue Jays (Player Development Advisor) Jamie Williams (1990) Howard College (Asst. Coach) Northeastern Oklahoma (Pitching Coach) J.R. DiMercurio (2001,03-05) Minnesota Twins (Area Scout) Jerod Goodale (Volunteer Asst. 2007-09) Colo. School of Mines (Head Coach) Loren Hibbs (1982-84) Charlotte (Head Coach) Kevin Hooper (1996-99) Mormann San Diego Padres (Minor League Infield Coord.) Tommy Hottovy(2001-04) Chicago Cubs (Coord. of Advance Scouting) Danny Jackson (2004-07) McKendree College (Head Coach) Sean Johnson (1995-98) Goodale Beyeler Minnesota Twins (Scouting Director) Hibbs Ken Knutson (GA Coach 1992) Cleveland Indians (Throwing Coord.) Steve Miller (Volunteer Asst. 1998-99) Tampa Bay Rays (Area Scout) Williams Mitch Mormann (2012) South Dakota State (Pitching Coach) Jackson Hutson

Tommy Hottovy

Coordinator of Advance Scouting for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

Coyne

Christy

Stephenson

Standiford

Steenstra

Hooper


Since 1978, Wichita State has had four father/son duos play for the Shockers and 11 sets of brothers:

Jeff Bluma

Darren Dreifort

Jaime Bluma

Todd Dreifort

Casey Gillaspie

Marc Bluma

Conor Gillaspie

FAMILY TRADITION

Charlie O'Brien

Chris O'Brien

Greg Brummett

Father/Son Greg & Garrett Brummett Charlie & Chris O'Brien Stan & Taylor Brown Rich & Mitch McIntyre Brothers Conor & Casey Gillaspie Kris & Austin Gardner Travis & Dalton Banwart Koyie & Tyler Hill Chris & Greg Bauer Jeff, Jaime & Marc Bluma Mike & Greg Drumright Todd & Darren Dreifort Eric & Ryan Wedge Tim & Dan Raley Joe & Fred Carter

Garrett Brummett


• The Shockers have worn Under Armour apparel since 2008. • Under Armour supplies the Shockers with uniforms, practice gear and footwear. • Wichita State has seven different full uniforms including two grey, two black, a cream throwback, a camouflage and white • Rawlings supplies Wichita State with bats and gloves.

APPAREL


MEDIA COVERAGE

• Every game is broadcast on KNSS 1330 AM and on goshockers.com with Mike Kennedy and former Shocker pitcher Shane Dennis calling the action. • Thirteen games will also be televised in 2018 by Cox Communications on Cox YurView Kansas . • Home games are televised on Shocker HD.

Mike Kennedy Shane Dennis


Kerry Rosenboom

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

• Wichita State's athletic department takes every step to provide student-athletes with the tools needed to be successful and strength and conditioning are vital to success in college athletics. The Shocker Strength and Conditioning Program, under the close supervision of Kerry Rosenboom, is dedicated to developing every individual. • The Shockers moved into a new strength and conditioning facility in Charles Koch Arena in the fall of 2003. The new facility is over 7,000 square feet in size and offers more room for Rosenboom to conduct workouts.


ATHLETIC TRAINING

Wichita State’s student-athletes’ healthcare upon their arrival on campus is under the direction of five full-time certified athletic trainers and five certified graduate assistant athletic trainers. Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, Dan Cahill, has worked at WSU since January of 2000 with a number of teams including baseball, women’s basketball, cheerleading, men’s and women’s cross country/track and field, men’s and women’s golf, softball, and volleyball. Dan is joined by four assistant athletic trainers. These certified athletic trainers provide prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of all injuries and illnesses for WSU’s student-athletes. Wichita State Athletic Training also works with the athletic training students from the WSU undergraduate athletic training education program. WSU athletic training also includes a staff of physicians who are a vital part of the studentathletes’ healthcare. They include team physicians Dr. Hossein Amirani, Dr. Doug Blackman, Dr. Brad Dart, Dr. John Fanning, Dr. Kyle Goerl, Dr. Ken Jansson, Dr. Brennen Lucas, Dr. Chris Moeller, Dr. Harry Morris, Dr. Andrew Porter, Dr. Dan Prohaska, Dr. Terra Reusser, and Dr. Ty Reusser.

Dan Cahill

Head Athletic Trainer

Dillon Barron

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

• Wichita State is First nationally in baseball Academic All-Americans Since 1982 with 27 • As an NCAA Division I school, Wichita State has recognized the responsibility for providing every opportunity for the student-athlete to succeed personally, academically and in their sport is shared by both athletics and the academic community. • The current graduation rate for all Wichita State student-athletes who complete their eligibility is 90 percent, which ranks among the top schools in the nation. • Supervised study hall. • Free/unlimited tutors & each student-athlete receives an iPad to use during the school year. • Full access to academic center computer lab. • The average student-athlete GPA during the past 10 years at WSU is over 3.0. • 61 percent of all of Wichita State’s student-athletes are named to the AD’s honor roll for a GPA of better than 3.0.

Andrew Moses Academic Coordinator


YEAR IN REVIEW

• All-Valley Team: Alec Bohm (1st), ZachLewis (1st), Greyson Jenista (2nd), Trey Vickers (hm); Noah Croft (hm) • Academic All-Conference: Reagan Biechler (1st), Connor Lungwitz (hm), Willie Schwanke (hm)


IN THE COMMUNITY


WICHITA STATE Shocker Hall (New Dorm Opened in Fall 2014)

Marcus Welcome Center Enrollment: 15,081 Founded: 1895 Athletic Conference: The American Nickname: Shockers Mascot: WuShock • If you are a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Oklahoma City or Tulsa areas you are eligible to receive regular in-state tuition through the Shocker City Partnership-a savings of about $8,700 a year. • Shocker Select offers a 33 percent discount on out-of-state tuition to residents of Oklahoma Dr. John Bardo and Texas. Shocker Select students save about $5,500 each University President year.

Ablah Library

Darron Boatright Director of Athletics

Ulrich Museum of Art


SHOCKER HALL

• The new residence hall, between Cessna Stadium and Morrison Hall, holds 782 beds, and a new 400-seat dining hall is attached to Shocker Hall. • Each floor has a laundry room, community kitchen and lounge area. • The new residence hall has energized WSU and provides exceptional access to academic and recreational opportunities.


WICHITA 2009 All-American City National Civic League Top 10 Best Big Cities Money Magazine Easiest Commute in the U.S. Small Market Meetings Most Affordable City in the Midwest Forbes Magazine Online 3rd Most Affordable City in the U.S. AAA 10 Best Cities to Find a Job U.S. News and World Report

CONCERTS Taylor Swift Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood Rascal Flatts George Strait Bon Jovi Nickelback Daughtry Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum Dave Matthews Band Zac Brown Band Kid Rock Kenny Chesney Keith Urban

INTRUST Bank Arena


Sammy Esposito Assistant Coach First Season @SammyEsposito41

Mike Steele

Todd Butler

Willie Schwanke

Pitching Coach Second Season @Steeley0228

Head Coach Fifth Season @CoachToddButler

Volunteer Asst. Coach First Season @WillieSchwanke

SHOCKER STAFF Scott Gurss Director of Operations

Brandon Cutler

Field Manager

Nathan Brisco Manager

Sam Goodwin Manager

Brennan Stemple

Lottie Talbott

Administrative Graduate Manager Assistant


Head Coach (Fifth Season) @CoachToddButler 11 Top-10 Recruiting Classes 16 Years as an Assistant Coach in the SEC Five College World Series Appearances 17 NCAA Tournament Appearances 21 All-Americans One SEC Regular Season Title Six Conference Tournament Titles One NJCAA College World Series

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THE BUTLER FAMILY MELISSA, TODD, KENDYLL & CAITLYN

Todd Butler


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Butler’s Career Division I Record (25 Seasons)

Overall Conference Conf. Trn. W L T Pct. W L Finish Finish Assistant Coach at McNeese State 1993 38 23 .623 14 10 4th 1st 1994 41 17 .707 13 9 4th 3rd Assistant Coach at Alabama 1995 42 23 .646 18 11 2nd (WD) 1st 1996 50 19 .725 20 10 1st 1st 1997 56 14 .800 20 9 2nd (WD) 1st 1998 46 18 .719 19 10 4th 3rd 1999 53 16 .768 21 9 2nd 1st 2000 41 24 .631 16 14 6th 3rd Head Coach at McNeese State 2001 29 25 .537 12 15 7th -2002 30 28 .517 15 12 5th 4th 2003 31 30 .508 12 15 6th 1st Assistant Coach at Alabama 2004 29 26 .527 10 20 11th -2005 40 23 .635 17 13 5th 4th Assistant Coach at Arkansas 2006 39 21 .650 18 12 4th 7th 2007 43 21 .672 18 12 2nd 2nd 2008 34 22 .586 14 15 9th -- 2009 41 24 .631 14 15 7th 4th 2010 43 21 .672 18 12 4th 7th 2011 40 22 .645 15 15 2nd 4th 2012 46 22 .676 16 14 6th 9th 2013 39 22 .639 18 11 3rd 3rd Head Coach at Wichita State 2014 31 28 .525 13 8 4th 3rd 2015 26 33 .441 10 11 t3rd 3rd 2016 21 37 .362 9 12 t5th 7th 2017 28 30 .483 10 11 5th 5th Totals 957 589 .619 380 305 HC 196 211 .482 81 84 AC 761 378 .668 299 221

NCAA Postseason Play NCAA Regionals (1-2) NCAA Regionals (3-2) College World Series (1-2) College World Series (4-2) NCAA Regionals (3-2) College World Series (2-2) NCAA Regionals (3-2) NCAA Regionals (0-2) NCAA Regionals (2-2) NCAA Regionals (1-2) NCAA Regionals (2-2) NCAA Regionals (0-2) College World Series (2-2) NCAA Super Regionals (0-2) NCAA Regionals (2-2) College World Series (2-2) NCAA Regionals (1-2)

The Todd Butler Profile Birthdate: July 23, 1966

Birthplace: Alexandria, La.

Wife: The former Melissa Borrel Children: Caitlyn & Kendyll

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, McNeese State, 1991

Playing Experience

McNeese State, 1985-86 Oklahoma, 1987-88 • Team Captain (1988) • Third Team All-American (1988) • All-Region (1988) • Big 8 All-Tourney Team (1988) • Played on two NCAA Tournament teams (1987-88) Cleveland Indians Minor League System, 1988

Coaching Experience Assistant Coach • Blinn Junior College, Brenham, Texas, 1992 - Third place at the NJCAA World Series Assistant Coach • McNeese State, Lake Charles, La., 1993-94 - Helped compile a 79-40 record - 1993 NCAA Regionals - 1993 Southland Tournament Champions Assistant Coach • Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1995-2000 - Helped compile a 288-114 record - Three College World Series Appearances (1996, 1997, 1999) - Six NCAA Tournament Appearances (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) - 1996 SEC Champions - Four SEC Tournament Championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999) - Three Top-10 Recruiting Classes Head Coach • McNeese State, Lake Charles, La., 2001-03 - Compiled a 90-83 record - 2003 NCAA Regionals - 2003 Southland Tournament Champions Assistant Coach • Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 2004-05 - Helped compile a 69-49 record - 2005 Regionals - Two Top-10 Recruiting Classes Assistant Coach • Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., 2006-2013 - Helped compile a 325-175 record - Two College World Series Appearances (2009, 2012) - Eight NCAA Tournament Appearances (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Five Top-10 Recruiting Classes Head Coach • Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan., June 2013-present - One Top-10 Recruiting Class - Two Top-25 Recruiting Classes


Pitching Coach (Second Season) @Steeley0228

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THE STEELE FAMILY MIKE, LYDIA, MAGGIE, CALEB, MERRITT AND CULLEN

Mike Steele


Assistant Coach (First Season) @SammyEsposito41

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THE ESPOSITO FAMILY SAMMY, NEAL, SAM, OLIVIA AND LILY

Sammy Esposito


Director of Operations (Fifth Season) @Scottyg21

MAKENZIE & SCOTT

Scott Gurss


Volunteer Assistant Coach (First Season) @WillieSchwanke

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Willie Schwanke


Catchers

Outfielders

Infielders

2018 OUTLOOK Pitchers

2018 Preseason American Poll

1. Houston (5) 2. UConn (3) 3. UCF 4. ECU 5. USF (1)

59 50 49 45 43

6. Wichita State 7. Memphis 8. Tulane 9. Cincinnati

2018 Preseason All-AAC Team

29 19 18 12

P P P P P RP C

Joe Sheridan, UCF Tim Cate, UConn Trey Cumbie, Houston Shane McClanahan, USF Peter Strzelecki, USF Bryce Tucker, UCF Zac Susi, UConn

1B 2B SS 3B OF OF OF OF

Rylan Thomas, UCF Matthew Mika, UCF Anthony Prato, UConn Alec Bohm, Wichita State Tyler Webb, Memphis Duke Stunkel, USF Grant Witherspoon, Tulane Greyson Jenista, Wichita State


WHERE WE'RE FROM...


@TRAV1YOUNG

1

6-2 | 200 | JR-RS | OF Derby, Kan. (Derby)

Travis Young


@ALEXJACKSON_297

2

6-0 | 175 | SO | INF/OF Double Oak, Texas (Marcus)

Alex Jackson


@GOOSE_JB4

4

6-1 | 190 | JR-RS | INF Oklahoma City, Okla. (Deer Creek)

Jordan Boyer


@JOSH_DEBACKER

5

6-3 | 205 | JR-RS | OF/1B Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit North)

Josh DeBacker


@LOGANEASLEY10

6

6-1 | 170 | FR | INF Rogers, Ark. (Rogers Heritage)

Logan Easley


@NOAH_CROFT7

7

6-3 | 215 | SO-RS | C Olathe, Kan. (Olathe South)

Noah Croft


@JKATZFEY23

8

6-3 | 190 | SO | OF Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit West)

Jacob Katzfey


@ROSS_CADENA32

11

5-9 | 195 | FR | C Southlake, Texas (Carroll Senior)

Ross Cadena


12

@C_HEUEY12

6-4 | 185 | JR | RHP Windsor, Colo. (Fossil Ridge)

Codi Heuer


@HUNTERGIBSON34

13

6-3 | 210 | FR | C Oologah, Okla. (Oologah-Talala)

Hunter Gibson


@GTROUTWINE

14

6-2 | 225 | SR | C Fairway, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East)

Gunnar Troutwine


@PAXTON_WALLACE

15

6-1 | 215 | FR | 1B/RHP Greenbrier, Ark. (Greenbrier)

Paxton Wallace


@KKILLGORE16

16

6-3 | 175 | SO-RS | LHP Wichita, Kan. (Heights)

Keylan Killgore


@TREYVICKERS_17

17

6-1 | 190 | SR | INF Lee's Summit, Mo. (Rockhurst)

Trey Vickers


@BOHM5

18

6-5 | 220 | JR | 3B Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Roncalli Catholic)

Alec Bohm


@RITTERLUKE

19

6-0 | 190 | JR | INF/OF Overland Park, Kan. (Rockhurst)

Luke Ritter


@TYLERDAVIS022

21

6-3 | 205 | FR | RHP Spring, Texas (Oak Ridge)

Tyler Davis


@MASON_O12

22

6-0 | 205 | JR-RS | 1B Owasso, Okla. (Owasso/Oklahoma State/Cowley)

Mason O'Brien


@TYJONES_3

23

6-3 | 185 | SR | RHP Colwich, Kan. (Andale)

Tyler Jones


@DAYTONDUGAS

25

6-3 | 225 | JR | OF Lake Charles, La. (Sam Houston)

Dayton Dugas


26

@LIAMEDDY05

6-4 | 170 | FR | RHP Brighton, Colo. (Brighton)

Liam Eddy


@ASEGAL32

27

6-4 | 190 | FR-RS | LHP Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)

Alex Segal


@PRESTONSNAVELY

28

6-5 | 200 | SO | RHP Fort Collins, Colo. (Fort Collins)

Preston Snavely


@GARRETTKOCIS

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6-4 | 195 | FR | 3B/RHP Omaha, Neb. (Millard West)

Garrett Kocis


@GREYSONJENISTA

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6-4 | 220 | JR | OF Eudora, Kan. (De Soto)

Greyson Jenista


@C_LUNGDUBITZ

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6-5 | 220 | JR | RHP Wichita, Kan. (Maize)

Connor Lungwitz


@JACOBLINDEMANN

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6-3 | 240 | FR | RHP Burlington, Wis. (Burlington)

Jacob Lindemann


@BARN2DAHOUSE

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6-4 | 225 | SO | RHP Lansing, Kan. (Leavenworth)

Tommy Barnhouse


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6-2 | 195 | SR | RHP Avon, Ind. (Avon)

Chandler Sanburn


@ADAM03KELLER

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6-2 | 205 | SR | RHP Broken Arrow, Okla. (Tulsa Memorial/West Virginia/Seward County)

Adam Keller


@ROBBYEVANSJR

38

6-2 | 200 | JR | RHP Frisco, Texas (Liberty)

Robby Evans


@CTYLER_19

39

6-0 | 180 | SR-RS | LHP Terrell, Texas (Forney)

Cody Tyler


@CLAYMCGINNESS

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6-1 | 180 | JR | RHP Amazonia, Mo. (Savannah)

Clayton McGinness


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@DITTMAR_JOE

6-2 | 220 | FR-RS | RHP Richmond, Ill. (Richmond Burton)

Joe Dittmar


@PJMINOR4

44

6-2 | 185 | FR-RS | RHP Frisco, Texas (Frisco Wakeland)

Preston Minor


@TRENT23ALLEN

45

6-5 | 200 | FR-RS | LHP Southlake, Texas (Carroll Senior)

Trent Allen


@BURDBLAKE

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6-0 | 205 | FR | OF Collinsville, Okla. (Collinsville)

Blake Burd


48 6-0 | 190 | FR | C Piedmont, Okla. (Piedmont)

Bryce McDermott


@RSTUMPY

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6-4 | 205 | FR | RHP Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound)

Ryan Stuempfig


2018 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Feb. 16 at McNeese State Feb. 17 at McNeese State Feb. 18 at McNeese State Feb. 23 Omaha Feb. 24 Omaha Feb. 25 Omaha March 2 Nebraska March 3 Nebraska March 4 Nebraska March 6 SIUE March 7 at Oral Roberts March 9 UT Arlington March 10 UT Arlington March 11 UT Arlington March 13 at Missouri March 16 at Creighton March 17 at Creighton March 18 at Creighton March 20 Oklahoma March 23 Furman March 24 Furman March 25 Furman March 27 at Central Arkansas March 29 at ECU* March 30 at ECU* March 31 at ECU* April 3 Oklahoma State April 6 Tulane* April 7 Tulane* April 8 Tulane* April 10 at Oklahoma State April 13 UConn* April 14 UConn* April 15 UConn* April 17 Central Arkansas April 18 Kansas April 20 at Houston* April 21 at Houston* April 22 at Houston* April 24 at Kansas April 27 at UCF* April 28 at UCF* April 29 at UCF* May 2 at Kansas State May 4 Cincinnati* May 5 Cincinnati* May 6 Cincinnati* May 8 Oral Roberts May 9 South Dakota State May 11 USF* May 12 USF* May 13 USF* May 15 Kansas State

Place Lake Charles, La. Lake Charles, La. Lake Charles, La. Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Tulsa, Okla. Wichita Wichita Wichita Columbia, Mo. Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Conway, Ark. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Stillwater, Okla. Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Lawrence, Kan. Orlando, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Manhattan, Kan. Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita

Time 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 12 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. CT 5:30 p.m. CT 12 p.m. CT 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. CT 5:30 p.m. CT 12 p.m. CT 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

May 17 May 18 May 19 May 22-27 June 1-4 June 8-11 June 16-26

at Memphis* at Memphis* at Memphis* AAC Baseball Championship NCAA Regionals NCAA Super Regionals College World Series

All Times Central * American Athletic Conference Game Home Games in Yellow

Memphis, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Clearwater, Fla. TBA TBA Omaha, Neb.

6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA

2018 Wichita State Baseball Virtual Guide  
2018 Wichita State Baseball Virtual Guide  
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