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2011 BASEBALL

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY


John Lewis Field

John Lewis Field at Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium

The Bearcats play home games on John Lewis Field at Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium. The stadium has an overall capacity of 1,000 fans with chairback seating available behind home plate. The field is natural grass and stays green nearly all year-round. In 2009, Willamette University laser-leveled the infield surface, allowing the Bearcats to play all of their scheduled home games. It is one of the top infields in the region. Willamette is the only team in the Pacific Northwest outside of NCAA Division I that has a clubhouse at its field. The Bearcats’ clubhouse, which is located below the stadium, features two satellite televisions and can be reached from the Willamette dugout.


Willamette Baseball 2011 Table of Contents

John Lewis Field............................................................IFC General Information.........................................................1 Head Coach Aaron Swick.................................................2 Assistant Coaches...............................................................3 2011 Bearcat Roster/Where They’re From............... 4-5 Willamette Player Profiles........................................... 6-15 2011 Season Outlook................................................ 16-18 Northwest Conference/NCAA Division III...............19 2010 Season Review, Stats and Results................... 20-23 Willamette Sports Medicine...........................................22 2010 NWC Standings/All-NWC...................................24 2010 NCAA Statistical Rankings...................................24 Bearcat Individual and Team Records.................... 25-29 Yearly Win-Loss Records................................................27 Willamette University/City of Salem...................... 30-31 WU Administration/Athletics Department.................32 Athletic Facilities...........................................................IBC 2011 Willamette Baseball Schedule..........................OBC

Junior designated hitter Mitchell Rowan is one of seven returning All-NWC players.

Willamette Information

Brandon Simon (So., RHP) will battle to be one of Willamette’s starting pitchers.

Bearcat Baseball Quick Facts Head Coach.............................................. Aaron Swick Willamette Record........ 37-39, 3rd year, 5th on staff Career Record............... 37-39, 3rd year, 5th on staff Alma Mater................University of California, 2005 Office Phone........................................ (503) 370-6011 Assistant Coach...................... Mike Doran (4th year) Assistant Coach.................... Bert Hunter (2nd year) Assistant Coach................... James Schier (2nd year) Assistant Coach..................... Ricky Walker (1st year) Conference Championships.....................................12 2010 Overall Record............................................16-22 2009 NWC Record......................12-12 (4th place tie) Players Returning/Lost......................................23/10 Overall Starters Returning/Lost......................... 11/2 Starting Fielders Returning/Lost.......................... 7/1 Starting Pitchers Returning/Lost......................... 3/1

Location....................................................... Salem, Oregon Founded......................................................................... 1842 Enrollment..............1,800 Undergraduate; 2,605 Overall President.................................................Dr. M. Lee Pelton Faculty Athletic Rep............................. Dr. Kelley Strawn Director of Athletics....................................Mark Majeski Nickname................................................................Bearcats Colors.............................................Cardinal and Old Gold National Affiliation............................NCAA Division III Conference......................Northwest Conference (NWC) Stadium (Capacity).....................John Lewis Field (1,000) Assistant Athletic Director.......................... Judy Gordon Administrative Assistant............................ Leslie Berning Head Athletic Trainer..........................Shane Wibel, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer...................Erin Scharer, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer......................Ken Smith, ATC Athletics Comm. Director...................Robert McKinney Athletics Comm. Phone............................(503) 370-6110 Athletics Comm. E-mail....... rmckinne@willamette.edu Athletics Department Phone...................(503) 370-6420 Athletics Web Site.............www.willamette.edu/athletics Credits The 2011 Willamette University Baseball Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Robert McKinney, athletics communications director, with help from Head Coach Aaron Swick (all-time stats) and student workers Maya McFaddin, Reva Main and Summer Tucker. On the Cover: Key players for the Bearcats this season include (L to R): T.C. Lee (Sr., LF), Devin Grindy (Sr., RHP), Max Stepan (Sr., C) and Doug Bloom (Sr., SS). Photos by Naomi Stukey, Aaron Swick and the Willamette Office of Marketing Communications. Printing by K/P Corporation.

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Willamette Head Coach Aaron Swick

Head Coach (3rd year) Alma Mater: University of California (2005) Aaron Swick is in his third season as the head coach of the Willamette baseball team. He has led the Bearcats to an overall record of 37-39 (.487), including 21-17 in 2009. Willamette has registered back-to-back fourth place finishes in the highly-competitive Northwest Conference. Swick’s teams have finished the season strong. In 2009, the Bearcats were 16-6 in the final 22 games. In 2010, WU was 7-4 in its last 11 contests. Swick, who served as Willamette’s pitching coach and baseball recruiting coordinator in 2006 and 2007, became head coach in September of 2008. He has coached two All-Americans. Kyle Stalker was Third Team All-America at first base twice (AFCA ‘08, D3baseball. com in ‘09) and belted 53 home runs in his career. This year, Mitchell Rowan is a Preseason All-America pick at DH after batting .403 with 12 homers in 2010. He was named First Team All-Region. Swick has improved John Lewis Field. A new warning track was installed and the

infield was laser-leveled in 2009. Players benefit from an updated clubhouse and new benches in the dugouts. In addition, there is a workout room for pitchers, a new windscreen, a catcher’s area in the bullpens and an updated hitting facility. Prior to returning to Willamette, Swick was an assistant coach with the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League in the summers of 2007 and 2008. Also in 2007-08, Swick was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at South Dakota State University. In addition to his coaching duties, Swick received a master’s degree in Sports Pedagogy from SDSU. In 2006, Swick was interim head coach for the Wilson Tobs (Coastal Plain League). In five years with collegiate and summer league teams, he has coached 25 players who advanced to professional baseball. Swick pitched at Saddleback College and the University of California-Berkeley. At Saddleback, he was All-Conference once and reached regionals twice. At Cal, he had a 1.86 ERA as a senior. He earned a B.S. degree in Political Science in 2005.

Head Coach Aaron Swick and the Bearcats celebrate following a victory last season.

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Assistant Coaches Mike Doran

James Shier

Assistant Coach 4th year (Hitting)

Assistant Coach 2nd year (Pitchers)

Mike Doran is in his fourth year as the WU hitting coach. He has had significant coaching experience, with nine seasons as the head coach at South Salem High School, plus six years as an assistant coach at Sprague High School. He has coached in American Legion ball since 1994 and is an assistant coach for the Withnell Dodgers. Doran played baseball at Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) and graduated with a B.A. degree in Social Studies and Russian Language in 1967. He lives in Salem with his wife, Lana. They are parents of three adult children: Timberlee, Maren and John.

Bert Hunter Assistant Coach 2nd year (Outfield)

Bert Hunter is in his 2nd year at Willamette. He will be responsible for coaching third base during games and will work with the team’s outfielders during practice. Hunter has an impressive background as a professional coach. He managed for six years in the Arizona League for the San Francisco Giants (2001-07). His club won four titles and he was named Manager of the Year in 2004. He was the hitting coach for Jackson (Miss.) in 1997, Salem-Keizer (Ore.) in 1998-00, Hagerstown (Pa.) in 2001 and in the Arizona League in 2008. Hunter was selected by the Houston Astros in the 2nd round of the 1985 draft. He played outfield and first base in a 9-year professional career from 1985-93. He lives in Keizer with his wife and two daughters.

James Shier begins his 2nd season with the Bearcats. He previously coached baseball and football at nearby Blanchet Catholic School for two years. The baseball team qualified for the OSAA State Playoffs both seasons. Shier also coaches and plays for a summer team in the Willamette Valley. Shier was a two-time All League pitcher and outfielder at Sequim High School in Sequim, Wash. He also played at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash., where he was a team captain his sophomore season. A resident of nearby Keizer, Ore., Shier owns and operates a successful wireless communications company with locations in Washington and Oregon.

Ricky Walker Assistant Coach 1st year (Infield)

Ricky Walker is in his 1st season at WU, after four years as an assistant at Colorado Christian University, where he helped with recruiting, hitting, catching and strength/conditioning. He will coach infielders at Willamette Walker helped CCU claim back-to-back National Christian (NCCAA) regional titles. The team appeared in the NCCAA World Series three times and placed third in 2009. During the past five years, Walker was head coach of the Walker Transmission Baseball Club, a collegiate summer team in Denver, Colo., that he led to postseason play four times. In addition, he coached in the NBC World Series as an assistant with the Denver Bombers. Page 3


Willamette Roster 2011 No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 36 37 38 42 44

Name Pos. Yr. B/T Ht. Wt. Hometown (Previous) Tim Schilf IF Jr. R/R 6’ 0” 175 Honolulu, Hawaii (Iolani School) Doug Bloom IF Sr. L/R 5’10” 165 Salem, Ore. (South Salem High School) Tyson Giza OF So. L/L 5’11” 180 Salem, Ore. (Sprague High School) Galen Duff IF So. R/R 5’11” 195 Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep) Alex Lavery IF Fr. R/R 6’ 2” 195 San Jose, Calif. (Bellarmine Prep) Eli Kass UTIL So. R/R 5’ 7” 165 Santa Cruz, Calif. (Santa Cruz High School) Jake Jones RHP So. R/R 6’ 2” 205 Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville High School) Mitchell Rowan OF Jr. L/R 6’ 0” 195 Cotati, Calif. (Rancho Cotate High School) Ryan Hood-Taylor RHP Sr. R/R 6’ 2” 200 Scio, Ore. (Scio High School) Adam Reid OF Jr. R/R 5’11” 195 San Jose, Calif. (Lynbrook High School) Parker Johnson RHP So. R/R 6’ 0” 170 Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon HS) Ryan Smith RHP Jr. R/R 6’ 1” 185 Milwaukie, Ore. (Rex Putnam HS/Redlands) Kevin Lyman IF Fr. R/R 6’ 3” 185 Sacramento, Calif. (El Camino High School) Brandon Simon RHP So. R/R 6’ 0” 160 Los Angeles, Calif. (Pacific Hills HS) Devin Grindy RHP Sr. R/R 6’ 2” 200 Washougal, Wash. (Camas High School) Ross Knutsen C Sr. R/R 6’ 2” 195 Warrenton, Ore. (Seaside High School) T.C. Lee OF Sr. R/R 5’ 9” 185 Lafayette, Calif. (Acalanes High School) Jamie McCaffrey LHP So. L/L 6’ 0” 205 Canby, Ore. (Canby HS/Clackamas CC) Dylan Summers C Jr. R/R 6’ 2” 215 Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lakeridge High School) Matt Shea RHP Fr. R/R 6’ 2” 195 Aberdeen, Wash. (Montesano High School) Tommy Kawamura IF Fr. R/R 6’ 0” 185 Renton, Wash. (Lindbergh High School) Tosh Semlacher UTIL Fr. R/R 6’ 3” 185 Gold River, Calif. (Jesuit High School) Brandon Chinn 1B Fr. L/L 6’ 1” 195 Salem, Ore. (Sprague High School) Kyle Kirwan 1B/RHP So. R/R 6’ 3” 215 Hillsboro, Ore. (Glencoe High School) Tenny Pitsch 1B Fr. L/R 5’11” 220 Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome High School) Chris Torgerson RHP Sr. R/R 6’ 0” 180 Sacramento, Calif. (Jesuit High School) Scott Arn 1B/RHP Fr. R/R 6’ 1” 220 Henderson, Nev. (Green Valley High School) Michael Oliver 1B Jr. R/R 6’ 0” 225 Seattle, Wash (West Seattle High School) Nate Bender RHP Sr. R/R 6’ 1” 185 Seattle, Wash (Roosevelt High School) Garrett Davis RHP Fr. R/R 6’ 5” 185 Marysville, Wash. (Marysville Pilchuck HS) Henry Harrison LHP Fr. L/L 6’ 0” 200 Nevada City, Calif. (Nevada Union HS) Blake Paisley RHP Jr. R/R 6’ 0” 190 Saratoga, Calif. (Saratoga High School) Sky Kelley OF So. R/R 6’ 3” 210 Portland, Ore. (Jesuit High School) Nathan Shea RHP Fr. R/R 6’ 2” 190 Aberdeen, Wash. (Montesano High School) Andrew Wyman RHP Sr. R/R 6’ 4” 215 Seattle, Wash. (Ballard High School) Max Stepan C Sr. L/R 5’11” 205 Pueblo, Colo. (Pueblo County High School) Head Coach: Aaron Swick (3rd year, 5th year on WU staff) Assistant Coaches: Mike Doran (4th year), Bert Hunter (2nd year), James Schier (2nd year), Ricky Walker (1st year)

Some of the most rewarding moments happen on the sidelines. Whether it’s a crowd of hundreds doing “The Wave” or a couple of parents holding a sign, this is the part of any game that hits home for us — people supporting people. In fact, it’s exactly why at American Family, we’re happy and proud to join the cheering section.

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Where They’re From California — 12 Carlsbad (1): Parker Johnson, #12 (La Costa Canyon) Cotati (1): Mitchell Rowan, #9 (Rancho Cotate) Gold River (1): Tosh Semlacher, #23 (Jesuit) Lafayette (1): T.C. Lee, #18 (Acalanes) Los Angeles (1): Brandon Simon, #15 (Pacific Hills) Nevada City (1): Henry Harrison, #33 (Nevada Union) Sacramento (2): Kevin Lyman, #14 (El Camino); Chris Torgerson, #27 (Jesuit) San Jose (2): Alex Lavery, #6 (Bellarmine Prep); Adam Reid, #11 (Lynbrook) Santa Cruz (1): Eli Kass, #7 (Santa Cruz) Saratoga (1): Blake Paisley, #36 (Saratoga)

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(nottotoscale) scale) (not Oregon — 11 Canby (1): Jamie McCaffrey, #19 (Canby) Hillsboro (1): Kyle Kirwan, #25 (Glencoe) Lake Oswego (1): Dylan Summers, #20 (Lakeridge) Milwaukie (1): Ryan Smith, #13 (Rex Putnam) Portland (1): Sky Kelley, #37 (Jesuit); Salem (3): Doug Bloom, #3 (South Salem); Brandon Chinn, #24 (Sprague); Tyson Giza, #4 (Sprague) Scio (1): Ryan Hood-Taylor, #10 (Scio) Warrenton (1): Ross Knutsen, #17 (Seaside) Wilsonville (1): Jake Jones, #8 (Wilsonville) (not to scale)

Washington — 10 Aberdeen (2): Matthew Shea, #21 (Montesano); Nathan Shea, #38 (Montesano) Bellingham (1): Tenny Pitsch, #26 (Sehome) Marysville (1): Garrett Davis, #32 (Marysville Pilchuck) Renton (1): Tommy Kawamura, #22 (Lindbergh) Seattle (3): Nate Bender, #31 (Roosevelt); Michael Oliver, #30 (West Seattle); Andrew Wyman, #42 (Ballard) Spokane (1): Galen Duff, #5 (Gonzaga Prep) Washougal (1): Devin Grindy, #16 (Camas) Parker Johnson (So., RHP) tied for the team lead with 15 pitching appearances last season.

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Bearcat Freshmen 2011 Scott Arn

#28

Fr., 1B/RHP, 6’1”, 220 lbs.

Henderson, Nev. (Green Valley HS) Major: Rhetoric & Media Studies Parents: Dennis and Debbie Arn Bats: R; Throws: R

Previously played baseball at Green Valley HS in Nevada ... Honorable Mention All-Southwest at first base ... Provides Willamette with depth on the infield ... Is a kicker and punter on the WU football team ... Majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies ... Minor in Physics ... Son of Dennis and Debbie Arn ... Born on April 23 ... Summer Baseball - Green Valley Gators, 2010.

#32

Fr., 1B, 6’1”, 195 lbs.

Salem, Ore. (Sprague HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Arnie and Ginny Chinn Bats: L; Throws: L

Will battle for playing time at first base ... Played baseball and basketball all four years at nearby Sprague HS ... Second Team All-Central Valley Conference as a junior in baseball ... Missed over half of his senior season with a broken foot ... Undecided regarding his major ... Parents are Arnie and Ginny Chinn ... Born on May 13 ... Summer Baseball - Withnell Dodgers, 2010.

#33

Garrett Davis

Henry Harrison

Marysville, Wash. (Pilchuck HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Bill and Leslie Davis

Nevada City, Calif. (Nevada HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Brian and Lisa Harrison

Fr., P, 6’5”, 185 lbs.

Bats: R; Throws: R

Provides the Bearcats with depth on the pitching staff ... Was a baseball, football and basketball player at Pilchuck HS ... Played pitcher, first base and outfield in baseball ... Valedictorian of his senior class ... Selected Athlete of the Year at PHS ... Is undecided regarding his major ... Son of Bill and Leslie Davis ... Born on January 23 ... Summer Baseball - Marysville Hawks, 2010.

#22

Fr., P, 6’0”, 189 lbs.

Bats: L; Throws: L

One of two left-handed pitchers on the staff ... Will contribute from the bullpen ... Is an outside linebacker on the WU football team ... Selected First Team All-League in baseball and football at Nevada Union HS ... Hit .329 to go with a 3.63 ERA as a pitcher and first baseman at NUHS in 2009 ... Majoring in Economics ... Son of Brian and Lisa Harrison ... Born on September 10.

#6

Tommy Kawamura

Alex Lavery

Renton, Wash. (Lindbergh HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Todd and Linda Kawamura Bats: R; Throws: R

San Jose, Calif. (Bellarmine Prep) Major: Economics Parents: Wade and Martina Lavery Bats: R; Throws: R

Fr., IF, 6’0”, 185 lbs.

Will compete for the starting position at second base ... Has good hands on defense ... Was H.M. All-League once and Second Team All-League twice at Lindbergh HS ... Hit .475 as a senior ... Played second base and shortstop at LHS ... Has not declared a major ... His parents are Todd and Linda Kawamura ... Born on June 6 ... Summer Baseball - Washington Brewers, 2010.

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#24

Brandon Chinn

Fr., IF, 6’2”, 195 lbs.

Joined WU after playing at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, California ... Helped his team achieve records of 23-11 in 2009 and 20-13 in 2010 ... Will battle for playing time while he adjusts to the college game ... As a student at WU, he is majoring in Economics ... Parents are Wade and Martina Lavery ... Born on December 14 ... Summer Baseball - San Jose Pirates, 2010.


Bearcat Freshmen 2011 #14

#26

Kevin Lyman

Tenny Pitsch

Sacramento, Calif. (El Camino HS) Major: International Studies Parents: Michael Lyman and Karen Welch Bats: R; Throws: R

Bellinham, Wash. (Sehome HS) Major: English Parents: Frank and Caren Pitsch

Fr., IF, 6’3”, 185 lbs.

Provides the Bearcats with depth on the infield ... Was named All-League as a junior and a senior at El Camino Fundamental HS ... Played four years of baseball and two years of basketball ... Majoring in International Studies with a minor in Economics ... Parents are Michael Lyman and Karen Welch ... Born on January 24 ... Summer Baseball - Fair Oaks Post 383, 2010.

#23

Fr., 1B, 5’11”, 220 lbs.

Bats: L; Throws: R

One of several infielders who will compete for playing time at first base this year ... Was a first baseman at Sehome High School in the State of Washington, where he earned Second Team All-State recognition in 2009 ... Competed on state championship teams in 2007 and 2008 ... Majoring in English at Willamette ... Parents are Frank and Caren Pitsch ... Born on August 23.

#21

Tosh Semlacher

Matt Shea

Cold River, Calif. (Jesuit HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Roy and Cecilia Semlacher Bats: R; Throws: R

Aberdeen, Wash. (Montesano HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Brian and Suzanne Shea Bats: R; Throws: R

Fr., UT, 6’3”, 185 lbs.

A multi-skilled infielder ... Will challenge for the starting position at third base ... At Jesuit HS in California, he helped the track and field team win the 2010 State Championship ... Achieved fifth place at the State meet in the high jump by clearing 6’7” ... Undecided regarding his major at Willamette ... He is the son of Roy and Cecilia Semlacher ... Born on Septenber 16.

Fr., P, 6’2”, 195 lbs.

Will be a pitcher for the Bearcats ... Pitched and played first base for three seasons at Montesano High School ... Was the team MVP in 2010 ... Golfed all four years at MHS and qualified for State in 2009 ... Undecided regarding his major at WU ... Parents are Brian and Suzanne Shea ... Born on September 18 ... Summer Baseball Wilkinson Cardinals, 2010.

#38

Nathan Shea Fr., P, 6’2”, 190 lbs.

Aberdeen, Wash. (Montesano HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Brian and Suzanne Shea Bats: R; Throws: R

Eli Kass (So., UTIL)

Brings depth to the Willamette pitching staff ... Was a pitcher and third baseman at Montesano High School for two years ... Competed for the golf team all four years and qualified for State as a senior ... Undecided regarding his major at Willamette ... Son of Brian and Suzanne Shea ... Born on September 18 ... Summer Baseball Wilkinson Cardinals, 2010.

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Bearcat Sophomores 2011 #5 Galen Duff

So. IF

5’11”, 195 lbs., Spokane, Wash. (Gonzaga Prep)

Bats: R Throws: R

Battled for playing time as a freshman on the infield and played in 27 games with 19 starts ... Achieved a 1.000 fielding percentage with 31 putouts, 55 assists and no errors ... Previously attended Gonzaga Prep ... First Team All-League as a senior ... Majoring in Politics with a minor in Economics ... Son of Thomas and Catherine Duff ... Born on March 12 ... Summer Baseball - Manitowoc Bandits, 2010.

Year 2010

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .136 27 19 66 4 9 1 0 0 6 .152 .194 18 3 2 1-2 31 55 0 1.000

#4 Tyson Giza

5’11”, 180 lbs., Salem, Ore. (Sprague HS)

So. OF Bats: L Throws: L

H.M. All-NWC in 2010 ... Hit .288 and scored 30 runs ... Was 14 of 18 on stolen bases ... Saw action in 37 games (34 starts) ... Batted .316 in the final 29 games ... Smacked his first homer against Corban on March 9, 2010 ... Is a defensive back on the WU football team ... First Team All-State in baseball and H.M. All-State in football at Sprague HS ... Undecided regarding a major ... Son of Greg and Debbie Giza ... Born on April 30 ... Summer Baseball - Withnell Dodgers, 2010.

Year 2010

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .288 37 34 139 30 40 8 1 1 18 .381 .355 20 13 2 14-18 115 1 3 .975

#12 Parker Johnson

6’0”, 170 lbs., Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon)

So. P Bats: R Throws: R

Pitched in 15 games a year ago and recorded two saves ... Earned a win over Puget Sound on May 2, 2010 ... Played baseball at La Costa Canyon HS ... Also played basketball and was Honorable Mention All-League ... Honor Roll in high school ... Majoring in Economics with a minor in Sociology ... Is the son of Susan Johnson ... Born on November 16 ... Summer Baseball - Manitowoc Bandits, 2010.

Year 2010

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 8.05 15 0 0 19.0 33 98 1 19 17 7 4 2 2 0 1-3 .250 2 2 4 1 .857

#8 Jake Jones

6’2”, 205 lbs., Wilsonville, Ore. (Wilsonville HS)

So. P Bats: R Throws: R

Threw in 11 games last year ... Struck out 21 batters in 35 innings ... Win against Pacific on April 3, 2010 ... A quarterback for WU football ... Baseball, football and basketball player at Wilsonville HS ... All-League twice at pitcher and quarterback ... Majoring in Economics with a minor in Psychology ... Is the son of Bob and Becki Jones ... Born on September 20 ... Summer Baseball - Portland Ports, 2010.

Year 2010

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ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 9.00 11 8 0 35.0 50 190 3 48 35 27 21 6 3 1 1-3 .250 0 0 3 2 .600


Bearcat Sophomores 2011 #7 Eli Kass

So. UT

5’7”, 165 lbs., Santa Cruz, Calif. (Santa Cruz HS)

Bats: R Throws: R

Played in 30 games (19 starts) in 2010, mostly at second base ... Finished strong with a .271 batting average in his last 16 games ... Had a .951 fielding percentage ... Was an outfielder at Santa Cruz HS in California ... Helped SCHS achieve a 26-8 record in 2008 ... Was Second Team All-League in 2009 ... Undecided regarding his academic major ... Parents are Doug and Marilyn Kass ... Born on February 21.

Year 2010

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .216 30 19 74 11 16 1 0 0 6 .230 .318 16 10 1 3-3 51 47 5 .951

#37 Sky Kelley

So. OF Bats: R Throws: R

6’3”, 210 lbs., Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)

Honorable Mention All-NWC in 2010 ... Achieved a .374 batting average with 29 runs and 24 RBIs ... Belted four homers ... Earned a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Two or more hits 14 times in 27 games ... Helped Jesuit HS finish second in the Metro League in 2009 ... Majoring in Economics ... Parents are Larry and Valerie Kelley ... Born on January 10 ... Summer Baseball - Triple Play Hornets, 2010.

Year 2010

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .374 31 27 107 29 40 9 0 4 24 .570 .433 23 10 2 8-12 73 2 0 1.000

#25 Kyle Kirwan

So. 1B/P

6’3”, 215 lbs., Hillsboro, Ore. (Glencoe HS)

Bats: R Throws: R

Saw action in 17 games as a freshman first baseman ... Adds pitching to his duties this year ... Went 2 for 3 against OIT in his first game for WU ... Played baseball at Glencoe HS ... First Team All-State in 2009, while helping GHS win the Northwest Oregon Conference ... Undecided regarding his major ... Son of Kerry and Karen Kirwan ... Born on October 31 ... Summer Baseball - Portland Bucks, 2010.

Year 2010

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .154 17 6 26 3 4 0 0 1 3 .269 .313 11 6 0 0-0 33 2 2 .946

#19 Jamie McCaffrey So. 6’0”, 205 lbs., Canby, Ore. (Canby HS/Clackamas CC)

P

Bats: L Throws: L

Joined WU after one year at Clackamas CC ... Will battle to start as a left-handed pitcher and can also help as a reliever ... H.M. All-State and First Team All-League as a junior at Canby HS ... Second Team All-League at pitcher and first base as a senior ... Has not declared his major ... Parents are Randy and Angie McCaffrey ... Born on October 19 ... Summer Baseball - Complete Game Baseball, 2010.

McCaffrey transferred from Clackamas Community College.

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Bearcat Sophomores 2011 #15 Brandon Simon

So. P

6’0”, 160 lbs., Los Angeles, Calif. (Pacific Hills HS)

Bats: R Throws: R

Was a relief pitcher in 15 games last year ... Went 3-0 with a 4.61 ERA and one save in 27 1/3 innings ... Struck out 16 batters and allowed four walks ... Recorded his save against George Fox ... Was a pitcher and shortstop for two years before Pacific Hills HS dropped the sport ... Second Team All-League as a sophomore ... Has not declared his major ... Son of Brian and Robyn Simon ... Born on February 16.

Year 2010

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 4.61 15 0 0 27.1 31 118 1 15 14 4 16 6 1 0 3-0 1.000 1 4 3 0 1.000

Bearcat Juniors 2011 #30 Michael Oliver Jr. 1B

Bats: R Throws: R

6’0”, 225 lbs., Seattle, Wash. (West Seattle HS)

Has achieved a .310 career batting average while playing in 35 games ... Batted .455 as a freshman in 2009 with limited at bats in 11 games ... Played in 24 games in 2010 and hit .288 with 21 hits in 73 at bats … Can help at first base or third base ... Earned 10 letters at West Seattle HS, with four golf, three in baseball and three in wrestling … Majoring in Sociology at Willamette ... Is the son of Janet Osborn and Mike Oliver ... Born on August 13.

Year 2009 2010 Career

AVG GP GS .455 11 1 .288 24 18 .310 35 19

AB 11 73 84

R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2 5 1 0 0 0 5 21 1 1 0 12 7 26 2 1 0 12

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB .545 .455 2 0 0 0-0 .329 .341 12 7 0 0-0 .357 .355 14 7 0 0-0

#36 Blake Paisley

6’0”, 190 lbs., Saratoga, Calif., (Saratoga HS)

PO A E PCT 15 1 0 1.000 13 40 9 .855 28 41 9 .885

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Bats: R Throws: R

Pitched in 12 games in relief last year with a 5.94 ERA, one win and one save ... Collected his save in a 6-4 victory over Whitman on April 18, 2010 ... Earned wins over Lewis & Clark, Whitworth and Puget Sound in 11 appearances in 2009 … Will compete to be a starter this year ... Attended Saratoga HS in California … Is majoring in Economics with a minor in Sociology ... Parents are Chris and Donna Paisley … Born on August 3 ... Summer Baseball - Nor-Cal Longhorns, 2010.

Year 2009 2010 Careeer

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ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO 11.81 11 8 1 37.1 75 199 6 54 49 14 8 6 5 2 3-4 .429 0 3 5.94 12 0 0 16.2 26 82 4 12 11 4 9 3 2 0 1-3 .250 1 0 10.00 23 8 1 54.0 101 281 10 66 60 18 17 9 7 2 4-7 .364 1 3

A E PCT 8 1 .917 0 0 — 8 1 .917


Bearcat Juniors 2011 #11 Adam Reid

5’11”, 195 lbs., San Jose, Calif. (Lynbrook HS)

Jr. OF

Bats: R Throws: R

Provides the Bearcats with depth at all three outfield positiona ... Has played in 35 games in his career, including 19 games last year ... Achieved a .333 batting average as a freshman in 2009 ... Played baseball and soccer at Lynbrook HS in San Jose ... First Team All-League in soccer and H.M. All-League in baseball ... Is majoring in Economics and completing a minor in Sociology ... Son of Bill and Sue Reid ... Born on February 3 ... Summer Baseball - Nor-Cal Longhorns, 2010.

Year 2009 2010 Career

AVG .333 .083 .171

GP GS 16 1 19 5 35 6

AB 12 24 36

R 3 4 7

H 2B 3B HR RBI 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 5

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .333 .308 4 0 0 0-1 8 1 0 1.000 .125 .233 11 5 0 2-3 20 0 0 1.000 .200 .262 15 5 0 2-4 28 1 0 1.000

#9 Mitchell Rowan Jr. OF 6’0”, 195 lbs., Cotati, Calif. (Rancho Cotate HS)

Bats: L Throws: R

Chosen First Team Preseason All-America as a DH ... First Team All-West Region and First Team All-NWC in 2010 ... Led the Bearcats with a .403 batting average, 12 homers, 41 runs and 42 RBIs ... Has a .359 career average and is tied for fifth with 17 career homers ... Punter and kicker on the WU football team ... First Team All-Conference twice in baseball and football at Rancho Cotate HS ... Majoring in Exercise Science ... Is the son of Chris and Debra Rowan ... Born on May 25 ... Summer Baseball - Sonoma County Rebels, 2009; Folsom Pioneers, 2010.

Year 2009 2010 Career

AVG .296 .403 .359

GP GS 34 31 38 38 72 69

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 108 24 32 6 0 5 32 154 41 62 13 0 12 42 262 65 94 10 0 17 74

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO .491 .375 11 11 5 2-4 73 .721 .466 10 18 2 13-13 21 .592 .428 21 29 7 15-17 94

#2 Tim Schilf

6’0”, 175 lbs., Honolulu, Hawaii (Iolani School)

A E PCT 0 3 .961 1 0 1.000 1 3 .969

Jr. IF

Bats: R Throws: R

Has played in 43 games in his Willamette career ... Saw action in 28 games and 20 starts in 2010 ... Will challenge for playing time at third base this season .. Belted four doubles and one triple last year, while going 6 for 7 on stolen bases ... Hit his first collegiate homer against Whitman on April 4, 2009 ... Played third base, shortstop and second base at Iolani School in Hawaii ... Is majoring in Politics at Willamette … Son of John and Karen Schilf … Born on August 14.

Year 2009 2010 Career

AVG .222 .219 .220

GP GS 15 3 28 20 43 23

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 18 4 4 1 0 1 4 73 8 16 4 1 0 9 91 12 20 5 1 1 13

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .444 .300 6 1 1 0-0 1 6 1 .875 .301 .337 17 11 2 6-7 12 49 7 .897 .330 .330 23 12 3 6-7 13 55 8 .895

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Bearcat Juniors 2011 #13 Ryan Smith

Jr.

6’1”, 185 lbs., Milwaukie, Ore. (Rex Putnam HS/Redlands)

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Joined the Bearcats following two seasons at the University of Redlands ... Was chosen as a Scholar-Athlete at Redlands ... Will battle for playing time as a starting pitcher or reliever ... Played baseball three years and football four years at Rex Putnam HS ... Shortstop and pitcher in baseball and quarterback in football ... Majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics ... His parents are Mark and Jamie Smith ... Born on March 2 ... Summer Baseball - Portland Dukes, 2010.

Smith played baseball for two years at the University of Redlands. He previously played baseball and football at Rex Putnam High School.

#20 Dylan Summers Jr. C 6’2”, 215 lbs., Lake Oswego, Ore. (Lakeridge HS)

Bats: R Throws: R

Played in 21 games with 15 starts last year, while platooning at catcher ... Batted .288 and earned 28 RBIs ... Smacked two homers in the season opener, a 9-5 win over Oregon Tech ... Owns a .989 career fielding percentage with just one error ... Played for former Bearcat assistant coach Colin Griffin at Lakeridge HS in Lake Oswego, Oregon ... Majoring in Anthropology ... Parents are Philip and Elizabeth Summers ... Born on June 23 ... Summer Baseball - Portland Ports, 2010.

Year 2009 2010 Career

AVG .125 .288 .264

GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 10 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 21 15 64 15 18 2 1 2 28 31 15 72 15 19 2 1 2 29

Tim Schilf (Jr., 3B) played in 43 games with 23 starts in his first two seasons at Willamette.

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SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .125 .300 3 2 0 0-0 5 0 0 1.000 .438 .333 19 6 0 0-1 72 11 1 .988 .403 .329 22 8 0 0-1 77 11 1 .989

Last year, Chris Torgerson (Sr., RHP) threw a complete-game shutout vs. Pacific Lutheran.


Bearcat Seniors 2011 #31 Nate Bender

6’1”, 185 lbs., Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt HS)

Sr.

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Pitched in three games as a relief pitcher last season ... Earned a save in WU’s win over Whitworth at the NW Nazarene Tournament ... Missed his first two seasons at Willamette due to injuries ... Will compete for pitching opportunities out of the bullpen this year ... Previously played baseball at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington ... Is working on a double major in Politics and Economics at WU ... Son of Craig Bender and Annamarie Beckmann … Born on July 24.

Year 2010

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 7.71 3 0 0 4.2 5 23 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0-0 — 1 1 2 0 1.000

#3 Doug Bloom

Sr. IF

Bats: L Throws: R

5’10”, 165 lbs., Salem, Ore. (South Salem HS)

Owns a .290 career batting average … Has 358 assists on defense and needs 15 to tie the WU record ... First Team All-NWC in 2008 and H.M. All-NWC in 2009 … Started all 38 games in 2010 and was 15 of 17 on stolen bases ... Has 40 career stolen bases and 21 hit by pitches ... Batted .333 in 2008 … Lettered in baseball, basketball and football at South Salem HS … Majoring in Economics with a minor in Environmental Science ... Son of Gene and Sue Bloom … Born on March 30 ... Summer Baseball - Manitowoc Bandits, 2009; Atwater Aviators, 2010.

Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

AVG .333 .290 .250 .290

GP GS 39 38 38 37 38 38 115 113

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 141 39 47 7 1 1 26 145 36 42 10 0 3 23 148 33 37 3 1 2 15 434 108 126 20 2 6 64

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .418 .441 20 22 6 16-20 58 111 12 .934 .421 .380 17 17 4 9-12 60 122 12 .938 .324 .362 26 16 11 15-17 54 125 14 .927 .387 .402 63 55 21 40-49 172 358 38 .933

#16 Devin Grindy

6’2”, 200 lbs., Washougal, Wash. (Camas HS)

Sr.

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Led Willamette in innings pitched in 2009 and 2010 ... Achieved a 6.61 ERA last year while leading WU with 27 strikeouts ... Winning pitcher in 7-2 victory over George Fox on March 20, 2010 ... Has 25 career appearances with 21 starts ... Earned three letters each in baseball and football at Camas High School ... Was chosen All-State in baseball and was All-League in both sports … Is majoring in Economics at WU ... Son of Monty and Vada Grindy … Born on August 26.

Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 19.64 3 0 0 3.2 11 25 2 11 8 1 3 0 1 0 0-0 — 0 0 1 0 1.000 9.70 11 10 2 55.2 100 288 4 65 60 15 15 4 8 0 5-5 .500 0 8 12 1 .952 6.61 11 11 0 64.0 87 305 12 57 47 14 27 8 3 0 3-4 .429 0 5 9 3 .824 8.39 25 21 2 123.1 198 618 18 133 115 30 45 12 12 0 8-9 .471 0 13 22 4 .897

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Bearcat Seniors 2011 #10 Ryan Hood-Taylor Sr. P

Bats: R Throws: R

6’2”, 200 lbs., Scio, Ore. (Scio HS)

Missed most of 2009 and all of 2010 with an arm injury ... In 2009, he was WU’s top pitcher and made three starts before the injury … Was 2-0 with a 3.66 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings in 2009 ... Pitched in eight games in 2008 ... Lettered four years in baseball, football and basketball at Scio HS ... All-State in each sport … Is majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at WU ... Parents are Dyan Sheets, Terry Sheets and Doug Taylor ... Born on January 12.

Year 2008 2009 Career

ERA GP GS CG IP 8.40 8 1 0 15.0 3.66 3 3 0 19.2 5.71 11 4 0 34.2

H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO 22 75 1 16 14 7 8 1 0 0 0-2 .000 0 1 14 80 1 9 8 8 17 1 0 0 2-0 1.000 0 0 36 155 2 25 22 15 25 2 0 0 2-2 .500 0 1

#17 Ross Knutsen

Sr.

6’2”, 195 lbs., Warrenton, Ore. (Seaside High School)

A E PCT 2 1 .750 3 0 1.000 5 1 .857

C Bats: R Throws: R

Provides the Bearcats with depth at the catcher position ... Played in nine games in 2009 ... Lettered eight times at Seaside High School in Oregon, including three letters in baseball, plus four letters in football and one in basketball ... Achieved All-Conference recognition in baseball and football ... Is working on a major in English at Willamette ... Son of Bob and Liz Knutsen ... His father is a former Willamette baseball player ... Born on June 17.

Year 2009 2010 Career

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI .222 9 0 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 10 0 10 1 2 1 0 0 0

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .333 .300 3 0 1 0-1 1 0 0 1.000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 — .300 .273 4 0 1 0-1 1 0 0 1.000

#18 T.C. Lee

5’9”, 185 lbs., Lafayette, Calif. (Acalanes HS)

Sr. OF

Bats: R Throws: R

Was First Team All-NWC in 2010, Honorable Mention in 2009 and Second Team in 2008 ... Has a .351 career batting average and is second at WU with 22 career homers ... Hit .389 with 15 doubles in 2010 ... Batted .347 and hit nine homers in 2009 ... Blasted 10 homers in 2008 ... First Team All-Conference at Acalanes HS ... Majoring in Economics ... Son of Tom and Wendy Lee ... Born on October 31 ... Summer Baseball - Manitowoc Bandits, 2009; Atwater Aviators, 2010.

Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

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AVG .320 .347 .389 .351

GP GS 39 38 35 32 37 37 111 107

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 153 33 49 6 0 10 34 118 22 41 9 1 9 27 131 32 51 15 1 3 26 402 87 141 30 2 22 87

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .556 .395 32 17 2 4-7 50 6 4 .933 .669 .409 22 11 2 4-6 56 2 3 .951 .588 .488 22 22 5 11-15 63 2 3 .929 .600 .431 76 50 9 19-28 169 10 10 .947


Bearcat Seniors 2011 #44 Max Stepan

Sr.

5’11”, 205 lbs., Pueblo, Colo. (Pueblo County HS)

C

Bats: L Throws: R

Earned Second Team All-NWC honors in 2010 ... H.M. All-NWC in 2008 ... Hit .345 with 12 doubles last year, while starting 29 games, mostly at catcher ... Batted .343 with seven homers in 2008 ... Has a .321 career average with 14 home runs ... First Team All-State at Pueblo County HS ... Salutatorian in high school ... He is majoring in Studio Art ... Son of Joe and Paula Stepan ... Born on February 25 ... Summer Baseball - Manitowoc Bandits, 2009; Atwater Aviators, 2010.

Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

AVG .343 .273 .345 .321

GP GS 23 19 29 24 33 29 85 72

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 70 15 24 2 0 7 23 88 10 24 6 1 2 11 110 27 38 12 1 5 29 268 52 86 20 2 14 63

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB .671 .418 13 7 2 0-0 .432 .337 21 9 0 1-2 .609 .446 19 18 2 3-4 .567 .404 53 34 4 4-6

#27 Chris Torgerson

6’0”, 180 lbs., Sacramento, Calif. (Jesuit HS)

PO A E PCT 88 10 1 .990 36 7 3 .935 77 17 4 .959 201 45 8 .969

Sr.

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Honorable Mention All-NWC in 2010 ... Chosen NWC Pitcher of the Week on March 30, 2010 after tossing a complete-game 5-hitter against traditional NWC power Pacific Lutheran ... Achieved a 6-4 record and a 6.52 ERA in 58 innings in 2010 ... Has pitched in 28 games during his career and owns a 9-6 record ... Played baseball and football at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, California ... Majoring in Politics ... Parents are Charles and Judy Torgerson ... Born on August 3.

Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 6.35 7 0 0 11.1 10 54 1 9 8 9 6 2 3 1 2-0 1.000 0 0 4 0 1.000 9.13 9 5 0 22.2 31 126 2 28 23 23 9 4 3 2 1-2 .333 0 2 4 2 .750 6.52 12 10 1 58.0 87 283 9 52 42 23 17 2 4 0 6-4 .600 0 4 11 3 .833 7.14 28 15 1 92.0 128 463 12 89 73 55 32 8 10 3 9-6 .600 0 6 19 5 .833

#42 Andrew Wyman

6’4”, 215 lbs., Seattle, Wash. (Ballard HS)

Sr.

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Has appeared as a relief pitcher 24 times during his career ... In 2009, he achieved a 2.45 ERA and limited foes to a .227 batting average ... Pitched in nine games in 2009 and nine games in 2010 ... Won four letters in baseball at Ballard HS ... Was First Team All-King County at first base ... Qualified for the Honor Roll at BHS … Majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies ... Son of Carl and Susie Wyman … Born on October 14 ... Summer Baseball - Manitowoc Bandits, 2009.

Year 2008 2009 2010 Career

ERA GP GS CG IP 13.50 6 0 0 6.2 2.45 9 0 0 18.1 13.50 9 0 0 8.2 7.49 24 0 0 33.2

H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO 9 39 1 11 10 9 2 2 3 0 1-0 1.000 0 2 15 81 0 5 5 14 10 1 0 0 1-1 .500 1 2 13 47 1 13 13 7 3 2 3 0 0-1 .000 0 0 37 167 2 29 28 30 15 5 3 0 2-2 .500 1 4

A E PCT 2 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 0 — 3 0 1.000

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Season Outlook 2011 The 2011 Willamette University baseball team has returning players at seven of eight field positions, along with the designated hitter and all three primary starting pitchers. As a result, Head Coach Aaron Swick and the Bearcats are excited about the start of the season. In fact, the Bearcats graduated only one senior at the end of the 2010 season. Nearly everyone else on the team has returned. Willamette ended last year with a 16-22 overall record, including 12-12 in the Northwest Conference, as the Bearcats tied for fourth place. WU went 8-4 in its final 12 NWC games. Last year, Willamette frequently started four or five freshmen. As the season progressed, the freshmen adapted well to the college game and made major contributions to the team. Now, they have a full year of experience behind them and are ready to be even more valuable in 2011. “We have great depth and athleticism at every position,” Swick said. “Pitching has improved significantly. I think we have an opportunity to do great things.”

Infield Doug Bloom, a senior who is a former First Team All-NWC selection, will start at shortstop. All of the other infield positions are very competitive. Bloom hit .250 and scored 33 runs last season. He also was successful on 15 of 17 stolen base attempts and led the team with 125 assists. Bloom owns a .290 career batting average and has scored 108 runs in 116 games for the Bearcats. “Doug has been an ironman for us at shortstop,” Swick noted. “He has incredible abilities in the field and at the plate and does a great job of leading our team while on defense." Returnees Galen Duff (So., 2B), Tim Schilf (Jr., 3B) and Michael Oliver (Jr., 1B) have experience, but will be challenged by several newcomers. Freshmen Tommy Kawamura at Doug Bloom second base and Brandon Chinn and (Sr., SS) Scott Arn at first base are talented infielders who will battle for playing time. Tosh Semlacher (Fr.) is a key newcomer who will compete for playing time at third base In 2010, Schilf played in 28 games, while Duff saw action in 27 games and Oliver contributed during 24 games. Oliver batted .288 during the season. Duff achieved a 1.000 field percentage with 31 putouts and 55 assists. Schilf started 20 games and was 6 for 7 on stolen bases. Providing depth on the infield will be returning player Kyle Kirwan (So., 1B) and newcomers Tenny Pitsch (Fr., 1B), Kevin Lyman (Fr., 3B) and Alex Lavery (Fr., 3B).

Outfield The Willamette outfield features plenty of talent and depth. All three starters return, along with quality back-up players. Page 16


Season Outlook 2011 Providing the most experience is senior left fielder T.C. Lee, who has played in 111 games, with 107 starts in his T.C. Lee career. Lee was named First Team All-NWC in 2010 after (Sr., LF) hitting .389 with 15 doubles, one triple and three home runs. He tied for the team lead with 22 walks and was 11 of 15 on stolen bases. Lee has an impressive career batting average of .351 and hit at least .320 in each of the past three seasons. His career statistics also include 87 runs, 87 RBIs and 30 doubles. He ranks second all-time at WU with 22 home runs. “T.C. is a legitimate threat every time he steps in the box and has been a huge part of our offensive success the last two years,” Swick commented. Mitchell Rowan, who started at designated hitter and saw action in right field in 2010, was chosen First Team All-NWC. He also was selected First Team All-West Region by D3baseball.com and was a First Team Preseason AllAmerica pick prior to the current season. “Mitch has been extremely impressive in his first two years,” Swick said. “Every time he goes up to the plate we know he is going to give us a quality at bat.” Last year, Rowan led the Bearcats with a .403 batting average. He was 13 for 13 on stolen bases, belted 13 doubles and blasted 12 home runs. He led WU with 412 RBIs and 41 runs scored. Tyson Giza in center field and Sky Kelley in right field were named Honorable Mention AllNWC as freshmen last year. Giza achieved a .288 batting average, while stealing 14 bases. He played in 37 games and recorded 115 putouts on defense. Kelly saw action in 31 games and batted .374, with 29 runs and 24 RBIs. He earned a 1.000 fielding percentage. Eli Kass (So.) started at second base last season to gain lots of experience. He has moved to the outfield this season. Adam Reid, a junior, will provide depth.

Catching Max Stepan, a senior this season, was named Second Team All-NWC in 2010. He played in 33 games with 29 starts, and batted .345 for the Bearcats. He belted five home runs and 12 doubles, while driving in 29 runs and scoring 27 times. He also achieved a .959 fielding percentage. “Max gives us great energy and attitude behind the plate. He has learned how to handle our staff and will also be a key part of what we do offensively,” Swick said. Max Stepan Dylan Summers, now a junior, played in 21 games and (Sr., C) had 15 starts in 2010. While platooning with Stepan, he hit .281. He earned a .988 fielding percentage behind the plate. Stepan and Summers have both improved their skills and are ready to work with the pitching staff. Depth at catcher will be supplied by senior Ross Knutsen.

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Season Outlook 2011 Pitching

Devin Grindy

Chris Torgerson (Sr., RHP) and Devin Grindy (Sr., RHP) (Sr., RHP) return for Willamette after being the team’s top two starters last season. They combined for a total of 33 appearances, including 21 starts. Torgerson led the team in wins and finished with a 6-4 record. One of his wins was a 7-0 complete-game shutout of conference power Pacific Lutheran University. He completed the year with a 6.52 earned run average in 58 innings pitched. Torgerson was chosen Honorable Mention All-NWC. Grindy topped the pitching staff with 64 innings on the mound. He achieved a 6.61 ERA and a 3-4 overall record, while striking out 27 batters with only 14 walks. “Both of these guys (Torgerson and Grindy) are gamers. They love to compete,” Swick said. “Their experience will definitely play a big part in our staff having success this season.” The third regular starter will be one of several talented pitchers for the Bearcats. Jake Jones (So., RHP) returns after pitching 11 times with eight starts as a freshman last spring. He threw a total of 35 innings and ranked second on the team with 21 strikeouts. Also competing for a starting spot are two transfers and two returning players who worked from the bullpen in 2010. The transfers are sophomore Jamie McCaffrey and junior Ryan Smith. McCaffrey played one year at Clackamas CC. Smith competed for two years at Redlands (Calif.). The relievers who may earn a spot in the starting rotation are Brandon Simon (So., RHP) and Blake Paisley (Jr., RHP). Simon pitched his way to a 3-0 record and a solid 4.61 ERA. He allowed just one homer in 27 1/3 innings pitched. Paisley pitched in 12 games for the Bearcats a year ago. He struck out nine batters in 16 2/3 innings. Parker Johnson (So., RHP) returns as a leader in the bullpen. During his freshman season last spring, he tied Simon for the team lead with 15 appearances and earned two saves. Additional bullpen help will be provided by a mixture of returning and new players. Experienced pitchers include Andrew Wyman (Sr., RHP) and Nate Bender (Sr., RHP). Newcomers are Garrett Davis (Fr., RHP), Matthew Shea (Fr., RHP), Nathan Shea (Fr., RHP) and Henry Harrison (Fr., LHP).

Schedule Willamette will play a challenging schedule. The Bearcats are set to open the year with a four-game series against Simpson in Redding, Calif. One week later, WU will play several games in the Los Angeles area, taking on Chapman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental. The schedule includes a round-robin of 24 games in the Northwest Conference. Willamette will play a three-game series against NWC team. Linfield College, which placed third in NCAA Division III in 2010, is the preseason favorite.. Willamette was picked fourth in the NWC Preseason Poll.

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NWC and NCAA Division III

The nine private colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington that form the Northwest Conference are building a reputation as one of the top NCAA Division III leagues in the nation. The NWC is nationally competitive in a broad spectrum of sports. Formed in 1926, the NWC is 84 years old and is one of the oldest conferences in the western United States. The NWC’s current members in Oregon are Willamette, George Fox, Linfield, Lewis and Clark, and Pacific. Members located in Washington are Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Whitman and Whitworth. Charter members included Willamette, the College of Idaho, Linfield, Pacific and Puget Sound. Albany College was added in 1931, remained for seven years, and then returned in 1949 as Lewis & Clark College. Pacific Lutheran joined in 1965 and was followed by Whitworth in 1970. The College of Idaho withdrew in 1978. Whitworth left out in 1984 and returned in 1988. Menlo joined in 2006 as a member in football only and withdrew in 2009. The NWC originally sponsored athletic competition for men’s sports only, but joined forces with the Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges in 1984 to form the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges. The name was shortened back to the original Northwest Conference in 1998. Also in 1998, all nine NWC members shifted from the NAIA to the NCAA.

Willamette is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in Division III, which has 447 members and is the largest NCAA division. Division III is about following your passions and discovering your potential. The college experience is a time of learning and growth. For student-athletes in Division III, this happens in the classroom, through athletics and, ultimately, by completing an academic degree. The Division III experience provides student-athletes with the opportunity to participate in a competitive athletic environment. Student-athletes can push themselves to excellence. At WU, studentathletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience. Athletes in Division III do not receive financial aid related to athletic ability. Willamette and other NCAA Division III members encourage students to participate by maximizing the variety of athletic opportunities. An emphasis is placed on conference and regional play. Willamette often sends its teams to California, Idaho, Washington and Texas for in-region games. NCAA Division III members establish an environment with cultural diversity and gender equity among student-athletes and staff. In Division III, faculty and staff focus on the well-being of student-athletes and their overall academic and athletic success.

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2010 Season Review The 2010 Willamette baseball team, with just one senior on its roster, achieved an 8-4 record in the second half of Northwest Conference play to finish 12-12 in the NWC, tied for fourth place. The Bearcats hit 35 home runs and stole 80 bases. Willamette was 16-22 overall. Mitchell Rowan (So., DH) led the Bearcats with a .403 batting average and 12 home runs. He was chosen First Team All-West Region by the ABCA. He ranked first on the WU roster with 62 hits, 41 runs and 42 RBIs. Rowan was one of two Bearcats to start all 38 games. He ranked 31st in NCAA Division III in home runs per game (0.32). He was selected First Team All-NWC. T.C. Lee (Jr., LF) also achieved First Team All-NWC honors. Lee batted .389 for the year and tied for the team lead with 15 doubles. He earned 51 hits to go with 32 runs and 26 RBIs. Second Team All-NWC recognition went to catcher Max Stepan (Jr.), who hit .345 with 15 doubles and five homers. He ranked third on the team with 29 RBIs. Three Bearcats earned Honorable Mention All-NWC status. They were Sky Kelley (Fr., RF), Tyson Giza (Fr., CF) and Chris Togerson (Sr., P). Kelley provided a .374 batting average to go with 29 runs and 24 RBIs. He had 73 putouts and two assists with a 1.000 fielding percentage. Giza batted .288, including .316 in his last 29 appearances of the season. He ranked second

Sky Kelley hit .374 as a freshman last year.

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Mitchell Rowan led WU with a .403 batting average and 12 home runs in 2010. He was named First Team All-NWC and First Team All-West Region.

on the team with 14 stolen bases. He scored 30 runs and earned 115 putouts in the outfield. Torgerson topped the WU pitching staff as he earned a 6-4 record. He achievd a 6.52 ERA. Torgerson pitched 58.0 innings. WU’s offensive success was reflected on the Bearcats’ all-time single season and career lists. Several members of the team earned Top 10 rankings for their efforts (see pages 25-28). The Bearcats also achieved Top 10 rankings in 11 single season team categories. Willamette ranked second with 85 doubles, finished third with 80 successful stolen base attempts and was fourth with 1,346 at bats. Willamette ended the year ranked fifth with 35 home runs, was sixth with 402 hits, placed seventh with 271 runs and was seventh with 242 RBIs. On defense, the Bearcats were fourth in putouts (986) and tied for fifth place in fielding percentage (.554). WU had 419 assists, good for sixth place and the WU pitching staff was listed seventh with 328 2/3 innings pitched. Torgerson earned a complete-game five-hit shutout in a 7-0 win over Pacific Lutheran. The Bearcats claimed a 7-2 victory over George Fox, plus two NWC wins each against: Whitworth, Pacific, Whitman, Puget Sound, Lewis & Clark.


2010 Willamette Statistics 2010 Offensive Statistics PLAYER Mitchell Rowan T.C Lee Sky Kelley Derek Collins Max Stepan Tyson Giza Michael Oliver Dylan Summers Doug Bloom Tim Schilf Eli Kass Galen Duff

AVG .403 .389 .374 .349 .345 .288 .288 .281 .250 .219 .216 .136

GP GS AB R 38 38 154 41 37 37 131 32 31 27 107 29 36 35 129 23 33 29 110 27 37 34 139 30 24 18 73 5 21 15 64 15 38 38 148 33 28 20 73 8 30 19 74 11 27 19 66 4 26 13 7 24 7 1

3 5 0 4 1 0

(Min. 38 At Bats)

H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT 62 13 0 12 42 .721 .466 10 18 2 13-13 21 1 0 1.000 51 15 1 3 26 .588 .488 22 22 5 11-15 63 2 5 .929 40 9 0 4 24 .570 .433 23 10 2 8-12 73 2 0 1.000 45 15 0 5 34 .581 .439 21 22 1 2-3 315 20 6 .982 38 12 1 5 29 .609 .446 19 18 2 3-4 77 17 4 .959 40 8 1 1 18 .381 .355 20 13 2 14-18 115 1 3 .975 21 1 1 0 12 .329 .341 12 7 0 0-0 13 40 9 .855 18 2 1 2 14 .438 .333 19 6 0 0-1 72 11 1 .988 37 3 1 2 15 .324 .362 26 16 11 15-17 54 125 14 .927 16 4 1 0 9 .301 .337 17 11 2 6-7 12 49 7 .897 16 1 0 0 6 .230 .318 16 10 1 3-3 51 47 5 .951 9 1 0 0 6 .152 .194 18 3 2 1-2 31 55 0 1.000

Kyle Kirwan Mikey Lemon Alex Brown Adam Reid Samuel Sopko Ross Knutsen

.154 17 6 .154 17 2 .143 7 0 .083 19 5 .000 8 0 .000 1 0

4 2 1 2 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0

3 1 0 3 0 0

.269 .154 .143 .125 .000 .000

Willamette Opponents

.299 38 38 1346 271 402 85 7 35 242 .450 .344 38 38 1408 332 485 83 3 46 310 .506

.313 .214 .143 .233 .000 .000

11 6 4 11 4 1

6 1 0 5 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 33 2 2 .946 1-1 8 0 0 1.000 0-0 2 0 0 1.000 2-3 20 0 0 1.000 1-1 2 0 0 1.000 0-0 0 0 0 —

.384 260 168 30 80-100 986 419 67 .954 .407 145 129 42 52-69 996 393 59 .959

Sacrifice Bunts: Willamette 17 (Bloom 7, Giza 3, Duff 2, Kass 2, Schilf, Lee, Kelley); Opponents 24. Sacrifice Flies: Willamette 17 (Collins 3, Rowan 2, Lee 2, Oliver 2, Summers 2, Bloom 2, Kelley, Giza, Duff, Reid); Opponents 31. Left on Base: Willamette 313, Opponents 316. Double Plays Turned: Willamette 28, Opponents 24.

T.C. Lee (Sr., LF) has a career batting average of .351 with 30 doubles and 22 home runs.

Tyson Giza (So., CF) hit .316 during his last 29 games and ended 2010 with 14 stolen bases.

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2010 Willamette Statistics 2010 Pitching Statistics

(Min. 38 Innings Pitched)

PLAYER ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT Chris Torgerson 6.52 12 10 1 58.0 87 283 9 52 42 23 17 2 4 0 6-4 .600 0 4 11 3 .833 Devin Grindy 6.61 11 11 0 64.0 87 305 12 57 47 14 27 8 3 0 3-4 .429 0 5 9 3 .824 Cam DeLasantos 4.07 Brandon Simon 4.61 Blake Paisley 5.94 Joseph Pelletier 6.28 Nate Bender 7.71 Parker Johnson 8.05 Jake Jones 9.00 Jerris Van Hess 9.87 Scott Martin 10.08 Andrew Wyman 13.50 Samuel Ellsworth 14.14 George Colton 17.18 Willamette Opponents

13 15 12 8 3 15 11 5 13 9 6 5

2 0 0 1 0 0 8 5 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

24.1 27.1 16.2 14.1 4.2 19.0 35.0 17.1 25.0 8.2 7.0 7.1

24 108 31 118 26 82 13 72 5 23 33 98 50 188 34 93 48 130 13 47 17 42 17 43

3 16 1 15 4 12 1 11 1 4 1 19 3 48 4 27 5 32 1 13 0 11 1 15

11 10 11 3 14 4 16 6 11 4 9 3 10 14 8 2 4 2 1 1 17 7 4 2 35 27 21 6 19 5 9 3 28 5 11 3 13 7 3 2 11 4 4 0 14 3 4 1

3 1 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 3 4 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1

0-0 — 3-0 1.000 1-3 .250 1-1 .500 0-0 — 1-3 .250 1-3 .250 0-3 .000 0-0 — 0-1 .000 0-0 — 0-0 —

0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

1 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 2

4 1 .833 3 0 1.000 0 0 — 3 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 4 1 .857 3 2 .600 1 0 1.000 5 0 1.000 0 0 — 0 0 — 2 1 .800

7.50 38 38 1 328.2 485 1634 46 332 274 129 145 42 29 3 16-22 .421 6 986 419 67 .954 6.23 38 38 3 332.0 402 1578 35 271 230 168 260 30 33 13 22-16 .579 8 996 393 59 .959

Solo Shutouts: Willamette 1 (Torgerson): Opponents 5 Combined Shutouts: Willamette 0; Opponents 3

Willamette University Sports Medicine

Shane Wibel, ATC

Erin Scharer, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Dr. Daniel Schweigert

Dylan Borden, ATC

WU Team Physician

Ken Smith, ATC

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Dr. David Thorsett WU Team Physician

PT Northwest

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2010 Willamette Results Overall Record: 16-22 NWC: 12-12 (4th Place tie) Home: 8-8 Away: 6-12 Neutral: 2-2 Date Opponent Result Overall NWC Pitcher (W/L) 9-5 W 1-0 0-0 Devin Grindy (W, 1-0) Feb. 19 vs. Oregon Tech Feb. 19 vs. Oregon Tech 3-2 L 1-1 0-0 Blake Paisley (L, 0-1) Feb. 20 vs. Whitworth 9-2 W 2-1 0-0 Chris Torgerson (W, 1-0) Feb. 20 at Northwest Nazarene 8-7 L 2-2 0-0 Parker Johnson (L 0-1) Feb. 26 at Claremont-M.S. 3-2 L 2-3 0-0 Joseph Pelletier (L, 0-1) Feb. 28 at Claremont-M.S. 9-0 L 2-4 0-0 Chris Torgerson (L, 1-1) Feb. 28 vs. Chapman 18-0 L 2-5 0-0 Jerris Van Hess (L, 0-1) Mar. 6 Lewis & Clark* 6-4 L 2-6 0-1 Devin Grindy (L, 1-1) Mar. 6 Lewis & Clark* 10-8 W 3-6 1-1 Chris Torgerson (W, 2-1) Mar. 7 Lewis & Clark* 11-7 W 4-6 2-1 Blake Paisley (W, 1-1) Mar. 9 Corban 14-7 W 5-6 2-1 Brandon Simon (W, 1-0) Mar. 13 at Linfield* 11-0 L 5-7 2-2 Devin Grindy (L, 1-2) Mar. 13 at Linfield* 14-1 L 5-8 2-3 Chris Torgerson (L, 2-2) Mar. 14 at Linfield* 9-2 L 5-9 2-4 Jerris Van Hess (L, 0-2) Mar. 20 George Fox* 7-2 W 6-9 3-4 Devin Grindy (W, 2-2) Mar. 20 George Fox* 7-6 L 6-10 3-5 Blake Paisley (L, 1-2) Mar. 21 George Fox* 14-0 L 6-11 3-6 Jerris Van Hess (L, 0-3) Mar. 27 at Pacific Lutheran* 24-4 L 6-12 3-7 Devin Grindy (L, 2-3) Mar. 27 at Pacific Lutheran* 13-4 L 6-13 3-8 Jake Jones (L, 0-1) Mar. 28 at Pacific Lutheran* 7-0 W 7-13 4-8 Chris Torgerson (W, 3-2) Mar. 31 at Lewis & Clark 15-10 L 7-14 4-8 Parker Johnson (L, 0-2) Apr. 3 Pacific* 13-9 L 7-15 4-9 Blake Paisley (L, 1-3) Apr. 3 Pacific* 12-5 W 8-15 5-9 Jake Jones (W, 1-1) Apr. 6 Pacific* 17-8 W 9-15 6-9 Chris Torgerson (W, 4-2) Apr. 10 Lewis-Clark State 5-2 L 9-16 6-9 Devin Grindy (L, 2-4) Apr. 10 Lewis-Clark State 15-0 L 9-17 6-9 Jake Jones (L, 1-2) Apr. 11 Lewis-Clark State 10-3 L 9-18 6-9 Chris Torgerson (L, 4-3) Apr. 13 at Corban 15-13 W 10-18 6-9 Brandon Simon (W, 2-0) Apr. 17 at Whitman* 13-3 W 11-18 7-9 Devin Grindy (W, 3-4) Apr. 17 at Whitman* 10-9 L 11-19 7-10 Parker Johnson (L, 0-3) Apr. 18 at Whitman* 6-4 W 12-19 8-10 Chris Torgerson (W, 5-3) Apr. 24 Whitworth* 9-8 W 13-19 9-10 Brandon Simon (W, 3-0) Apr. 24 Whitworth* 18-8 W 14-19 10-10 Chris Torgerson (W, 6-3) Apr. 25 Whitworth* 15-14 L 14-20 10-11 Andrew Wyman (L, 0-1) Apr. 28 at Pacific 6-5 L 14-21 10-11 Chris Torgerson (L, 6-4) May. 1 at Puget Sound* 17-11 W 15-21 11-11 Joseph Pelletier (W, 1-1) May. 1 at Puget Sound* 7-5 L 15-22 11-12 Jake Jones (L, 1-3) May. 2 at Puget Sound* 8-6 W 16-22 12-12 Parker Johnson (W, 1-3) * Northwest Conference Home games in Bold Face There were no extra-inning games in 2010

Galen Duff (So., 2B)

Michael Oliver (Jr., 1B)

Blake Paisley (Jr., RHP)

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NWC Baseball Standings 2010 Northwest Conference Final Standings

Linfield Pacific Lutheran George Fox Willamette

Puget Sound Pacific Whitworth Lewis & Clark Whitman

Conference L T Pct RF RA 4 0 .833 241 83 6 0 .750 272 135 8 0 .667 217 127

W 20 18 16

12 12

12 10 10 6 4

12 14 14 18 20

0 .500 193 213

0 0 0 0 0

.500 .417 .417 .250 .167

193 169 181 148 99

172 231 225 225 302

W L 37 13 30 10 23 16

16 22

19 15 13 9 5

21 24 27 24 34

Overall T Pct 0 .740 0 .750 0 .590

RF 447 403 322

RA 221 206 227

0 0 0 0 0

310 249 240 207 164

302 367 354 300 467

0 .421 271 332

.475 .385 .325 .273 .128

2010 Willamette University Honors and Awards All-Northwest Conference First Team

T.C. Lee, Jr., OF Mitchell Rowan, So., DH Second Team Max Stepan, Jr., C Honorable Mention Tyson Giza, Fr., OF Sky Kelley, Fr., OF Chris Torgerson, Jr., RHP NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Pitcher March 30 - Chris Torgerson, Jr., RHP ABCA All-West Region First Team

Mitchell Rowan, So., DH

Max Stepan was 2nd Team All-NWC in 2010.

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NCAA Division III National Statistics

Team Rankings (359 teams) Category

Stats

Rank

Home Runs/Game...................0.92.................37th Stolen Bases/Game.................2.11.................46th Total Home Runs.......................35.................50th Total Stolen Bases......................80................. 61st Doubles Per Game..................2.24.................68th Pitching Walks/Game..............3.53.................75th

Individual Rankings Category

Name

Stats

Rank

HRs/Game.......... Mitchell Rowan... .0.32........ 31st Total HRs........... Mitchell Rowan...... .12........ 41st Sac Bunts........... Doug Bloom.............. 7........ 71st Slugging%.......... Mitchell Rowan.... .721........80th Total Bases......... Mitchell Rowan..... 111........83rd

Adam Reid competed in 19 games last year.


Bearcat Individual Records Career Hitting

Batting Average

1. .378 2. .364 3. .351 4. .346 5. .345 .345 7. .341 8. .339 9. .334 10. .332

Norm Hardy (341)..... 1973-76 Ryan Hazelbaker (486)... 97-00 Nik Lubisich (576).... 1998-01 Paul Duman (393)..... 1998-01 Burke Eathorne (380).1996-99 Ryan Flynn (313)...... 1994-97 Drew Ecklund (452).. 2001-03 Kyle Stalker (443)..... 2006-09 Tom Moore (428)...... 1975-78 Jay Mende (500)........ 1985-88

At Bats 1. 581 2. 576 3. 508 4. 503 5. 500 6. 493 7. 489 8. 486 9. 471 10. 453

Runs

1. 142 2. 132 3. 129 4. 113 5. 108 6. 107 7. 106 8. 104 104 104

Hits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

202 188 177 166 156 154 154 151 150 150

Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Scott Bigham............. 1985-88 Matt Johnson............. 2003-06 Jay Mende................. 1985-88 Luke Atwood............. 1999-02 Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Ryan Hazelbaker....... 1997-00 Derek Lamprecht....... 1990-93 Garet Luebbert.......... 1997-00

Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Paul Duman............... 1998-01 Doug Bloom.........2008-Pres. Scott Bigham............. 1985-88 Kyle Stalker............... 2006-09 Ryan Hazelbaker....... 1997-00 Burke Eathorne......... 1996-99 Gerry Preston............ 1984-87 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Ryan Hazelbaker....... 1997-00 Jay Mende................. 1985-88 Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Luke Atwood............. 1999-02 Drew Ecklund........... 2001-03 Scott Bigham............. 1985-88 Matt Johnson............. 2003-06 Kyle Stalker............... 2006-09

Doubles

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.

49 39 35 33 32 32 32 30 30 30 30

Sean Anderson ......... 2005-08 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Ryan Flynn................ 1994-97 Derek Lamprecht....... 1990-93 Jason Searle............... 1998-02 Ryan Hazelbaker....... 1997-00 Burke Eathorne......... 1996-99 T.C. Lee................2008-Pres. Matt Johnson............. 2003-06 Garet Luebbert.......... 1997-00 Scott Bigham............. 1985-88

Current players in Bold Face

Triples 1. 2. 5. 6. 8.

9 8 8 8 6 5 5 4 4 4

Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Jim Kniffin................ 1976-79 Tom Moore................ 1975-78 Ryan Hughes............. 1999-02 Tim Stewart............... 1999-00 Scott Bigham............. 1985-88 Grant Yamaguchi....... 2004-07 Robin Heath.............. 1995-98 Cliff Renison............. 1989-92

Home Runs

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10.

51 22 21 18 17 17 17 17 17 16

Kyle Stalker............... 2006-09 T.C. Lee................2008-Pres. Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Jason Searle............... 1998-02 Mitchell Rowan...2009-Pres. Andrew Bartels......... 2001-04 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Burke Eathorne......... 1996-99 Norm Hardy.............. 1973-76 Matt Benjamin........... 1999-02

Runs Batted In

1. 161 2. 137 137 4. 103 5. 101 6. 98 7. 97 8. 91 9. 90 10. 89 89

Kyle Stalker............... 2006-09 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Ryan Hazelbaker....... 1997-00 Norm Hardy.............. 1973-76 Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Aaron Arakaki........... 1984-87 Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Matt Johnson............. 2003-06 Jay Mende................. 1985-88 Burke Eathorne......... 1996-99 Derek Lamprecht....... 1990-93

Bases on Balls

1. 115 2. 103 3. 94 4. 89 5. 76 6. 75 7. 74 8. 73 9. 67 10. 58

Kelly Gilmore........... 2004-07 Ryan Hazelbaker....... 1997-00 Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Garet Luebbert.......... 1997-00 Matt Johnson............. 2002-06 Kyle Stalker............... 2006-09 Burke Eathorne......... 1996-99 Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Kelly Evans............... 1992-95

Stolen Bases

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

49 47 41 40 39 37 36 33 32 30

Tom Phillips.............. 1984-86 Denny Helt................ 1975-76 Gerry Preston............ 1984-87 Doug Bloom.........2008-Pres. Paul Duman............... 1998-01 Kyle Hauger.............. 1990-92 Sean Anderson........... 2005-08 Kelly Evans............... 1992-95 Brad Cox................... 1996-98 Luke Atwood............. 1999-02

Sacrifices (Bunts/Flies)

1. 27 Brad Cox................... 1996-98 2. 25 Ritch Price................. 1977-78 3. 24 Garet Luebbert.......... 1997-00

Doug Bloom (Sr., SS) is in the WU Top 10 with 108 runs, 40 stolen bases, 358 assists and 17 sacrifice bunts/hits.

Sacrifices (Cont.)

4. 7. 8. 10.

19 19 19 18 17 17 16

Ellis Webster............. 2006-09 Joe Belcher................ 1993-96 Cliff Renison............. 1989-92 David Tufo................ 2006-09 Doug Bloom.........2008-Pres. Danny Aguilar........... 2001-02 Aaron Arakaki........... 1984-87

Career Defense

Putouts

1. 937 2. 911 3. 755 4. 717 5. 647 6. 590 7. 555 8. 504 9. 478 10. 453

Paul Duman............... 1998-01 John Cox................... 2002-05 Jason Searle............... 1998-02 Derek Lamprecht....... 1990-93 Grant Yamaguchi....... 2004-07 Norm Hardy.............. 1973-76 Kyle Stalker............... 2006-09 Sam Holloway........... 1993-96 Paul Asnicar.............. 1988-89 Travis Shull............... 2001-04

Assists

1. 373 2. 369 3. 367 4. 358 5. 327 6. 309 7. 283 8. 266 9. 253 10. 248 248

Matt Johnson............. 2003-06 Garet Luebbert.......... 1997-00 Scott Bigham............. 1985-88 Doug Bloom.........2008-Pres. Joe Belcher................ 1993-96 Grant Trenbeath......... 1990-93 Ellis Webster............. 2006-09 Matt Rasmussen........ 2004-07 Jay Lindemann.......... 1993-96 Luke Atwood............. 1999-02 Kyle Hauger.............. 1990-92

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Bearcat Individual Records Career Pitching

Season Batting

Earned Run Average

Batting Average

1. 2.05 Jay Applegate (136.1).1990-91 2. 2.27 Mike Corey (222.1)... 1994-98 3. 2.42 Dave Wong (178.2)... 1978-80 4. 2.75 Nik Lubisich (268.1).. 1998-01 5. 3.50 Zach VandeGriend (275).. 03-05 6. 3.52 Abe Cohen (322.1).... 1994-97 7. 3.60 Matt Kosderka (350.1).... 95-98 8. 3.81 Geoff Huetten (179.1)... 92-95 9. 4.33 Chris Hopton (104)... 1992-93 10. 4.46 Jeff Jenson (310.2).... 2002-05

Wins

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 10.

30 27 26 21 19 19 18 17 17 13 13

Matt Kosderka........... 1995-98 Abe Cohen................. 1994-97 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Mike Corey............... 1994-98 Justin Brown............. 2000-02 Dave Wong................ 1978-80 Jeff Jensen................. 2002-05 Zach VandeGriend..... 2003-05 Bryan Nokelby.......... 1986-89 Ty Sundlee................. 2002-05 Jay Applegate............ 1990-91

Appearances

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

68 53 52 51 50 49 47 45 45 44 44 44

Mike Corey............... 1994-98 Matt Kosderka........... 1995-98 Abe Cohen................. 1994-97 Jeff Jensen................. 2002-05 Clint Moran............... 2005-08 Jeff Mead................... 1991-94 Ty Sundlee................. 2005-08 Kelsey Nakata........... 2006-09 Kevin Smith.............. 1976-79 Zach VandeGriend..... 2003-05 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Rick Baldini.............. 1978-81

Games Started

1. 48 Abe Cohen................. 1994-97 2. 42 Matt Kosderka........... 1995-98 3. 40 Jeff Jensen................. 2002-05 4. 34 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 5. 33 Justin Brown............. 2000-02 6. 32 Ty Sundlee................. 2005-08 32 Zach VandeGriend..... 2003-05 8. 29 Brad Ferrin................ 1998-01 9. 27 Clint Moran............... 2005-08 27 Kyle Bell................... 1992-96

Complete Games

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

26 25 19 13 12 11 10 9 9 7 7

Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Matt Kosderka........... 1995-98 Mike Corey............... 1994-98 Zach VandeGriend..... 2003-05 Jeff Jensen................. 2002-05 Jason Wilson............. 1988-91 Jim Vike.................... 1983-85 Geoff Huetten............ 1992-95 Tom Hills................... 1987-88 Justin Brown............. 2000-02 Brad Ferrin................ 1998-01

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1. .455 Kyle Stalker (99)............ 2009 .455 Norm Hardy (77)............ 1981 .455 Bob Gedrose (77)........... 1979 4. .444 Mitch Gregg (144)......... 1999 5. .414 Burke Eathorne (152).... 1998 6. .413 Jack McGee (121).......... 2009 7. .411 Brian Buchheit (107)...... 1976 8. .403 Mitchell Rowan (154)... 2010 9. .390 Ryan Flynn (77)............. 1996 10. .389 T.C. Lee (131)................ 2010

At Bats

Kyle Stalker (‘09) hit .455 as a senior to tie a school record. He is the WU career leader in homers (51) and RBIs (161).

Innings Pitched

1. 350.1 Matt Kosderka........ 1995-98 2 322.1 Abe Cohen.............. 1994-97 3 310.2 Jeff Jensen............... 2002-05 4. 275.0 Zach VandeGriend... 2003-05 5 268.1 Nik Lubisich........... 1998-01 6 228.1 Jason Wilson........... 1989-91 7 222.1 Mike Corey............. 1994-98 8 220.1 Ty Sundlee.............. 2002-05 9. 208.0 Kevin Smith............ 1976-79 10. 196.2 Clint Moran............. 2005-08

Strikeouts

1. 266 2. 265 3. 225 4. 221 5. 200 6. 191 7. 172 8. 159 9. 157 10. 155

Saves

Jeff Jensen................. 2002-05 Matt Kosderka........... 1995-98 Zach VandeGriend..... 2003-05 Nik Lubisich.............. 1998-01 Jason Wilson............. 1988-91 Mike Corey............... 1994-98 Abe Cohen................. 1994-97 Ty Sundlee................. 2005-08 Clint Moran............... 2005-08 Justin Brown............. 2000-02

1. 23 Mike Corey............... 1994-98 2. 12 Chris Hopton............. 1992-93 3. 8 Jack McGee............... 2006-09 8 Matt Bicocca............. 2005-07 8 Darin McFarland....... 1987-89 6. 5 Brian Gilmore........... 2002-05 5 Matt Kosderka........... 1995-98 5 Mike Zuber................ 1986-87 9. 4 Ivan Endo....................... 1981 10. 3 Several Tied

1. 169 2. 165 3. 161 4. 158 5. 157 6. 154 154 8. 153 153 10. 152 152 152

Runs

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

61 49 45 44 41 40 40 39 38 38 38 38 38

Hits

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 9.

64 63 62 60 57 57 57 57 56

Nick Lubisich . .............. 2001 Luke Atwood . ............... 2001 Danny Aguilar ............... 2001 Jay Mende ..................... 1986 Drew Ecklund................ 2001 Mitchell Rowan............ 2010 Jason Searle.................... 2001 T.C. Lee......................... 2008 Luke Atwood . ............... 2000 Burke Eathorne.............. 1998 Kyle Hauger................... 1991 Scott Bigham.................. 1986

Burke Eathorne.............. 1998 Sean Anderson................ 2008 Grant Leubbert............... 1999 Kyle Stalker.................... 2008 Mitchell Rowan............ 2010 Brad Cox........................ 1998 Ryan Flynn..................... 1997 Doug Bloom.................. 2008 Jack McGee.................... 2009 Nik Lubisich................... 2001 Luke Atwood.................. 2000 Ryan Hazelbaker............ 1999 Tim Stewart.................... 1999 Mitch Gregg................... 1999 Burke Eathorne.............. 1998 Mitchell Rowan............ 2010 Robin Heathe.................. 1998 Sean Anderson .............. 2008 Paul Duman.................... 2001 Nik Lubisich................... 2001 Nik Lubisich................... 2000 Drew Ecklund................ 2003

Doubles 1. 2. 3. 8.

17 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14

Ryan Flynn..................... 1996 Jason Searle.................... 2001 Derek Collins................. 2010 T.C. Lee......................... 2010 Sean Anderson................ 2007 Mitch Gregg................... 1999 Jason Kelly . .................. 1997 Aaron Arakaki................ 1986 Three Tied

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Bearcat Individual Records Season Batting (Continued)

Triples 1. 4. 6.

5 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

Sean Anderson .............. 2008 Nik Lubisich................... 2000 Tom Moore..................... 1977 Tim Stewart . ................. 1999 Jim Kniffin..................... 1978 Grant Yamaguchi............ 2007 Sean Anderson .............. 2005 Ryan Hughes.................. 2002 Ryan Hughes.................. 2001 Robin Heath................... 1998

Home Runs

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

22 15 13 12 10 10 9 9 9 9

Kyle Stalker.................... 2008 Kyle Stalker.................... 2009 Tony Barron................... 1987 Mitchell Rowan............ 2010 T.C. Lee......................... 2008 Mitch Gregg................... 1999 T.C. Lee......................... 2009 Colin Young................... 2008 Kyle Stalker.................... 2006 Matt Benjamin................ 2002

9 Robin Heath................... 1998 9 Ryan Flynn..................... 1997 9 Norm Hardy................... 1975

Runs Batted In

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

63 58 52 50 47 47 46 42 40 39

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8.

44 38 36 33 32 29 29 27 27 27

Kyle Stalker.................... 2008 Robin Heath................... 1998 Kyle Stalker.................... 2009 Ryan Hazelbaker............ 1998 Mitch Gregg................... 1999 Aaron Arakaki................ 1986 Ryan Flynn..................... 1997 Mitchell Rowan............ 2010 Tony Barron................... 1987 Nik Lubisich................... 2000

Bases on Balls

Kelly Gilmore................ 2006 Ryan Hazelbaker............ 1999 Kelly Gilmore................ 2007 Burke Eathorne.............. 1998 Grant Trenbeath.............. 1992 Brad Cox........................ 1998 Jason Muth..................... 1994 Kyle Stalker.................... 2008 Matt Johnson.................. 2005 Robin Heath................... 1998

27 Derek McCulley............. 1993

Stolen Bases

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 10.

28 23 20 17 16 16 15 14 14 14 13 13

Denny Helt..................... 1976 Tom Phillips................... 1986 Robin Robinson.............. 1978 Kyle Hauger................... 1992 Doug Bloom.................. 2008 Cliff Renison.................. 1991 Doug Bloom.................. 2010 Tyson Giza.................... 2010 Paul Duman.................... 2000 Derek McCulley............. 1993 Mitchell Rowan............ 2010 Sean Anderson................ 2008

Sacrifices (Bunts/Flies) 1. 2. 3. 4. 7.

20 15 13 10 10 10 9 9 9

Ritch Price...................... 1978 Brad Cox........................ 1997 Danny Aguilar................ 2001 Matt Rasmussen............. 2007 Garet Luebbert............... 2000 Aaron Arakaki................ 1987 David Tufo..................... 2007 Ellis Webster.................. 2007 Cliff Renison.................. 1992

Willamette Year-by-Year Results Since 1948 John Lewis

1948-72 (25 years), 276-264-1 Year Overall Conf. Place

1948 5-5 1949 16-10 1950 13-9 1951 13-6 1952 13-7 1953 15-6 1954 11-10 1955 14-8 1956 6-13 1957 5-17 1958 10-10 1959 6-11 1960 9-9 1961 12-10 1962 8-13-1 1963 12-10 1964 11-16 1965 10-13 1966 15-11 1967 12-10 1968 12-12 1969 17-8 1970 12-11 1971 9-15 1972 10-14

2-5 8-5 7-3 6-2 6-4 8-2 9-4 12-3 5-10 4-9 6-9 5-9 6-5 6-8 7-8 9-5 8-7 6-9 9-8 11-7 10-8 13-2 9-7 7-11 9-8

N/A N/A 1st Tie 3rd 2nd Tie 1st 2nd 1st 5th N/A 5th Tie 4th 2nd 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd Tie 4th 3rd 1st 4th 5th 3rd

Tommy Lee

Year

1973

1973 (1 year), 7-19 Overall Conf. Place

7-19

6-11

7th

Bill Trenbeath 1974-86 (13 years), 179-212-1 Year

Overall

1974 10-16 1975 7-16 1976 14-17 1977 17-16-1 1978 16-15 1979 17-13 1980 15-16 1981 15-13 1982 6-21 1983 8-17 1984 18-15 1985 13-19 1986 23-18

Conf.

8-9 5-10 8-9 10-5 13-4 12-6 11-7 9-9 3-12 6-11 12-5 10-5 11-4

Jim Denevan

Place

3rd Tie 7th 5th 3rd Tie 2nd 1st Tie 3rd 4th Tie 7th 6th 2nd Tie 2nd 1st

1987-90 (4 years), 60-81 Year

1987 1988 1989 1990

Overall Conf.

Note: WU has played baseball since the late 1920s. The most complete records start in 1948.

15-20 16-18 13-20 16-23

9-6 9-5 8-10 9-9

Place

3rd 2nd 3rd Tie 4th

Dave Wong

1991-03 (13 years), 287-221-2 Year Overall Conf. Place

1991 13-23 1992 22-20 1993 24-13-1 1994 24-17 1995 15-22-1 1996 22-17 1997 28-13 1998 31-12 1999 21-17 2000 24-17 2001 29-16 2002 13-21 2003 21-13

10-8 11-7 11-6 12-6 11-7 13-8 18-6 20-4 16-8 15-9 18-6 9-15 17-7

3rd 3rd Tie 2nd 2nd Tie 2nd 3rd 2nd Tie 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 6th 2nd

Matt Allison

2004-08 (5 years), 92-97 Year Overall Conf. Place

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

17-19 20-18 17-19 18-21 20-20

10-14 13-11 11-13 9-15 16-15

5th Tie 5th 7th 5th Tie 5th

Aaron Swick

2009-Present (2 years), 37-39 Year Overall Conf. Place

2009 2010

21-17 18-13 16-22 12-12

4th 4th Tie

Overall Since 1948

938-933-4 (.501)

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Bearcat Individual Records Games Started 1. 4. 6.

14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11

Nik Lubisich................... 2001 Abe Cohen...................... 1997 Mike Nielson.................. 1992 Tim Gower..................... 1993 Mike Cox........................ 1986 Jeff Jensen...................... 2005 Brad Ferrin..................... 2001 Geoff Huetten................. 1994 Abe Cohen...................... 1994 Jay Applegate................. 1991 Several Tied

Complete Games

Sean Anderson (‘08) holds career records with 581 at bats, 142 runs and 49 doubles. He is second in hits and triples.

Season Defense

Putouts

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

359 345 328 320 319 315 313 306 299

John Cox........................ 2005 Paul Duman.................... 2001 Grant Yamaguchi............ 2006 Paul Duman.................... 2000 Kyle Stalker.................... 2008 Derek Collins................. 2010 Grant Yamaguchi............ 2007 John Horner.................... 1994 Derek Lamprecht............ 1992

Assists

1. 127 2. 125 125 4. 124 5. 123 6. 122 7. 118 118 9. 113 113

Danny Aguilar................ 2001 Doug Bloom.................. 2010 Garet Luebbert............... 2000 Joe Belcher..................... 1994 Derek McCulley............. 1993 Doug Bloom.................. 2009 Scott Bigham.................. 1986 Norm Hardy................... 1974 Matt Johnson.................. 2005 Colin Griffin................... 2004

Season Pitching

Earned Run Average 1. 1.24 2. 1.27 3. 1.52 4. 1.58 5. 1.93 6. 2.00 7. 2.16 2.16 9. 2.27 10. 2.41

Abe Cohen (72.1)........... 1996 Mike Corey (28.1).......... 1994 Dave Wong (29.2).......... 1980 Pat Daron (45.1)............. 1976 Nik Lubisich (79.1)........ 2000 Mike Corey (94.2).......... 1997 Darin McFarland (41.2). 1989 John Bruce (41.2)........... 1973 Geoff Huetten (75.1)...... 1994 Nik Lubisich (97.0)........ 2001

Wins

1. 10 Nik Lubisich................... 2001 10 Matt Kosderka................ 1998 3. 9 Justin Brown.................. 2001 9 Mike Corey.................... 1998 9 Matt Kosderka................ 1997 9 Mike Corey.................... 1997 9 Dave Wong..................... 1978 8. 8 Nik Lubisich................... 1999 8 Abe Cohen...................... 1994 8 Tim Gower..................... 1993

Appearances

Andrew Wyman (Sr., RHP)

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1. 2. 4. 6. 9.

21 20 20 18 18 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16

Mike Corey.................... 1994 Chris Hopton.................. 1993 Chris Hopton.................. 1992 Jimmy Meuel.................. 2007 Mike Corey.................... 1997 Nic Nottingham.............. 2006 Mike Corey.................... 1996 Tim Gower..................... 1993 Kelsey Nakata................ 2007 Matt Kosderka................ 1998 Brian Meyers.................. 1991 Jeff Mead........................ 1991 Dave Wong..................... 1978

1. 10 Nik Lubisich................... 2001 10 Mike Corey.................... 1997 3. 8 Nik Lubisich................... 2000 8 Nik Lubisich................... 1999 8 Mike Corey.................... 1998 8 Jim Vike......................... 1984 7. 7 Matt Kosderka................ 1998 7 Matt Kosderka................ 1997 7 Pat Daron........................ 1975 10. 6 Matt Kosderka................ 1996 6 Jay Applegate................. 1991

Innings Pitched 1. 102.1 2. 97.2 3. 97.0 4. 94.2 5. 92.2 6. 89.2 7. 89.0 8. 88.1 9. 87.0 10. 85.1

Matt Kosderka............... 1998 Zach VandeGriend........ 2003 Nik Lubisich.................. 2001 Mike Corey................... 1997 Matt Kosderka............... 1997 Tim Gower.................... 1993 Zach VandeGriend........ 2004 Zach VandeGriend........ 2005 Abe Cohen.................... 1987 Jeff Jensen........... 2004, 2005

Strikeouts

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

109 93 91 78 76 74 74 73 71 71

Saves

Matt Kosderka................ 1998 Jeff Jensen...................... 2003 Nik Lubisich................... 2001 Zach VandeGriend.......... 2003 Zach VandeGriend.......... 2004 Mike Corey.................... 1997 Tim Gower..................... 1993 Matt Kosderka................ 1997 Zach VandeGriend.......... 2005 Jeff Jensen...................... 2004

1. 10 Mike Corey.................... 1994 10 Chris Hopton.................. 1993 3. 7 Mike Corey.................... 1997 4. 6 Matt Bicocca.................. 2006 6 Mike Corey.................... 1996 6. 5 Darin McFarland............ 1989 7. 4 Jack McGee.................... 2009 4 Jack McGee.................... 2008 4 Ivan Endo....................... 1981 10. 3 Brian Gilmore................ 2003 3 Matt Kosderka................ 1998 3 Tony Mattieson.............. 1995


Bearcat Team Records Season Batting Batting Average 1. .334........................... 1999 2. .323........................... 2001 3. .316........................... 1998 4. .313........................... 2009 5. .308........................... 2008 At 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bats 1511.......................... 2001 1344.......................... 2008 1359.......................... 1998 1346.......................... 2010 1334.......................... 1997

Runs 1. 340........................... 1998 2. 332........................... 2008 3. 315........................... 1997 4. 307........................... 2001 5. 294........................... 1999 Hits 1. 488........................... 2001 2. 429........................... 1998 3. 415........................... 1999 4. 414........................... 2008 5. 407........................... 1997 Doubles 1. 89........................... 1999 2. 85........................... 2010 3. 83........................... 1997 4. 82........................... 2009 5. 81........................... 2001 Triples 1. 12........................... 1998 2. 11........................... 2000 3. 10........................... 1997 10........................... 1988 10........................... 1979 Home Runs 1. 66........................... 2008 2. 53........................... 2009 3. 39........................... 1998 4. 37........................... 1999 5. 35........................... 2010

Runs Batted In 1. 309........................... 1998 2. 305........................... 2008 3. 294........................... 1997 4. 285........................... 2001 5. 279........................... 1999 Bases on Balls 1. 229........................... 1998 2. 205........................... 1986 3. 191........................... 1997 4. 190........................... 2008 5. 181........................... 2007 Hit 1. 2. 5.

by Pitches 48........................... 2001 43........................... 2009 43........................... 2005 43........................... 2003 38........................... 2008 38........................... 1997

Stolen Bases 1. 91........................... 1978 2. 85........................... 2000 3. 80........................... 2010 4. 71........................... 1992 5. 69........................... 1986 Sacrifices 1. 51........................... 1992 2. 50........................... 1997 3. 44........................... 1993 4. 43........................... 1997 5. 41........................... 2000

Season Defense 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Putouts 1087........................... 2001 1020........................... 2007 987........................... 2005 986........................... 2010 985........................... 1992

Assists 1. 453........................... 1997 2. 450........................... 2001 3. 447........................... 2005 4. 434........................... 1995 5. 424........................... 2007

Fielding Percentage 1. .968........................... 1993 2. .965........................... 1992 3. .961........................... 2009 4. .957........................... 2008 5. .954........................... 2010 .954........................... 2007 .954........................... 1995

Season Pitching Earned Run Average 1. 2.27.......................... 1970 2. 2.65.......................... 1963 3. 3.05.......................... 1971 4. 3.40.......................... 1964 5. 3.73.......................... 1966 Complete Games 1. 21........................... 1997 2. 16........................... 2001 3. 15........................... 1998 4. 14........................... 1999 5. 13........................... 1995 13........................... 1987 Innings Pitched 1. 362.0........................ 2001 2. 340.0........................ 2007 3. 339.0........................ 1998 4. 337.0........................ 1992 5. 329.0........................ 2005 329.0........................ 1994 Strikeouts 1. 268........................... 1998 2. 257........................... 2001 3. 243........................... 2003 4. 231........................... 2005 5. 224........................... 1990 224........................... 1989 Saves 1. 12........................... 1994 12........................... 1993 3. 9 .......................... 2006 4. 8........................... 2007 8........................... 1997

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Willamette University Willamette University educates 2,500 enterprising,

high-achieving students in a premier undergraduate college of arts and sciences, and graduate schools of law, management and education. Willamette is recognized nationally for leadership in sustainability and civic engagement, and the professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who are committed to helping students cultivate their creativity, critical thinking and global perspective for a lifetime of success.

Salem Facts ● Capital of Oregon ● Total population: 154,510 ● Located in the heart of Oregon ● 45 minutes to Portland ● 1 hour to Eugene ● 1.5 hours to the Oregon Coast ● 2 hours to Mount Hood

Nearby Attractions and Recreation ● Oregon Coast ● Hiking ● Skiing & Snowboarding ● Bush’s Pasture Park ● Capitol Building ● Camping ● Wineries/Vineyards ● Oregon Museum of Science & Industry ● Whitewater Rafting ● Mountain Biking ● Reed Opera House ● Mt. Hood ● Cascade Mts. ● Oregon Zoo ● Silver Creek Falls ● Woodburn Company Stores Page 30

Academic Facts ● 49 academic programs ● Total enrollment: 2,606 ● Students from 47 states and 27 countries ● Study abroad in 40 countries on 6 continents ● 10:1 Student-Faculty ratio ● Average class size: 14

Athletic Facts ● Member of NCAA Division III and Northwest Conference ● 20 varsity teams ● Student-Athletes are more than 1/4 of the student body ● 175 Conference Team Championships ● 24 Individual National Championships ● 1 Team National Championship ● Seven Olympians, including Nick Symmonds ‘06 (Track & Field 800m)


Willamette University

Historic Waller Hall (left) and Eaton Hall are seen from across the campus quad.

Willamette University is a top-ranked private liberal arts university located directly across the street from Oregon’s Capitol. It is home to 1,801 undergraduates and 805 graduate students in law, management and education. The campus is centered around the Mill Stream and is home to numerous ancient trees and open green spaces. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is accurately reflected on Willamette’s 61-acre campus. Guided and inspired since 1842 by its motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” Willamette fosters community and values service. At Willamette, students can be locally involved in social and environmental issues or study abroad. Willamette is ranked third in the nation among colleges its size with more than 270 alumni having joined the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961. The National Wildlife Federation recognized WU as the nation’s higher education leader in sustainability activities. This achievement, a direct result of studentled initiatives, is further evidence that Willamette lives by its motto, producing

responsible citizens of the world who are prepared to live with intention and integrity. At Willamette, the student-faculty ratio of 10:1 allows faculty members to maintain ample office hours and serve as advisors. The professors are engaged in scholarly research and publish their findings, but they are primarily focused on teaching. The size of Willamette’s endowment is consistently among the largest in the Northwest and compares favorably on a national basis. The campus features 42 buildings, plus the Campus Quad and athletic fields. Ford Hall, a new academic building, was completed in 2009 and houses Rhetoric and Media Studies, Computer Science, Math, Digital Art, Film Studies and Music Technology. Funds for the 46,000-squarefoot building included an $8 million gift from Hallie Ford. Willamette benefits from its location across the street from the Oregon State Capitol. In particular, Willamette’s students are often chosen for internships with government organizations.

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Willamette Administration Dr. M. Lee Pelton

President

Dr. M. Lee Pelton was appointed the 22nd president of Willamette University in July 1999. Under Pelton’s leadership, the University has increased its academic profile, successfully employing strategies to attract the best faculty and the brightest students from the state, the nation and the world. Since 2001, Willamette University has been ranked a top tier liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report. President Pelton holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1974. His area of academic focus is 19th century British prose and poetry. He served as dean of the college at Colgate University (1988-91) and Dartmouth College (1991-98). At Harvard, he taught in the English Department and was the dean of one of Harvard’s 13 undergraduate colleges. He teaches at Willamette in subjects ranging from 1st century Athens to post-apartheid South Africa.

Mark Majeski

Director of Athletics

Mark Majeski began his tenure at Willamette University in October of 2000, following five years as athletic director at the University of California, Santa Cruz and four years as assistant athletic director at Menlo College. He has been a past chairman of the NCAA Division III membership committee, which provides oversight of the Division III provisional member program. Majeski previously served on the NCAA Division III men’s tennis committee, overseeing championships in that sport. A former basketball, track and softball coach, Majeski also worked venue management and operations for the 1994 FIFA Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. At WU, Majeski oversees 20 varsity teams, with the Bearcats competing in NCAA Division III, the Northwest Conference and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. He also is the swimming liaison between the NWC coaches and athletic directors. Majeski received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Menlo College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from San Jose State University. He lives in Salem with his wife, Denise, and their son, Jack Henry, age 6.

Athletics Administrative Staff Dean of Campus Life.................Dr. David Douglass Faculty Athletic Rep....................... Dr. Kelley Strawn Assistant Athletic Director.....................Judy Gordon Head Athletic Trainer....................Shane Wibel, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer............. Erin Scharer, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer................ Ken Smith, ATC Athletics Comm. Director.............Robert McKinney Administrative Assistant.......................Leslie Berning

Head Coaching Staff Baseball Aaron Swick . .......... (503) 370-6011 Men’s Basketball Kip Ioane ................ (503) 370-6063 Women’s Basketball Anne Lapray ........... (503) 370-6132 Cross Country/Track & Field Matt McGuirk ........ (503) 370-6898 Football Mark Speckman ..... (503) 375-5350

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Golf (M/W) Noah Horstman...... (971) 285-6600 Rowing (M/W) Susan Parkman........ (503) 370-6655 Men’s Soccer Nelson Larson......... (503) 375-5428 Women’s Soccer Hillary Arthur.......... (503) 370-6657 Softball Damian Williams..... (503) 370-6656

Swimming (M/W) Leslie Shevlin .......... (503) 370-6601 Men’s Tennis Toby Krauel............. (503) 370-6841 Women’s Tennis Becky Roberts ........ (503) 370-6804 Volleyball Tom Shoji . .............. (503) 370-6230


Athletic Facilities John Lewis Field at Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium is the home of Bearcat baseball. The field is located at Bush’s Pasture Park, near the WU campus. The stadium has a seating capacity of 1,000 with chairbacks behind the plate. The field is natural grass and stays green nearly all year-round WU’s baseball clubhouse has individual lockers for all of the players. The clubhouse also has two satelite televisions. Willamette’s pitchers also can use a conditioning room at the stadium. In 2009, Willamette laser-leveled the infield and improved the mound and home plate areas. New lockers were added and two covered and lighted batting cages were installed. The team also can practice inside Cone Field House. There are two full-length batting cagaes and portable mounds for bullpen throwing. Willamette’s football team plays its home games at McCulloch Stadium, which is next to John Lewis Field. The stadium has a FieldTurf surface with lights for night games, and seats 2,400 fans. Features at the stadium include a new scoreboard with a large video screen. The Charles Bowles Track, is located inside McCulloch Stadium. It is an all-weather facility used by the Willamette track and field and cross country teams, which host meets each year. Cone Field House is home for Willamette’s volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball teams. The arena holds 2,500 fans, with seating on both sides of the court. There is a sound system, plus tables for timers, scorekeepers and statisticians, along with broadcast media. Cone Field House is part of the Lestle J. Sparks Center, which houses offices for the Two of the special features at John Lewis Field are the Baseball Workout Room and the covered batting cage.

John Lewis Field

Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science. The building has basketball, handball and racquetball courts, a weight lifting and fitness center, classrooms and locker rooms. Also connected to the Sparks Center is the WU natatorium, home of Bearcat swimming. The natatorium, with space for 200 fans, also can be seen from a viewing area in the lobby. The Bearcat soccer teams play home games at Sparks Field, an artificial turf facility next to the Sparks Center. The field is equipped with lights for night games and seats 500 spectators. It also has seating for both teams, plus a public address system. The facility is one of the top college fields in the Northwest. Close to the Sparks Center and Sparks Field are six outdoor tennis courts. The men’s and women’s tennis teams host meets during the spring each year. On the east side of campus is the Willamette Softball Complex. It includes covered dugouts, batting cages, a scoreboard and bleachers. The WU men’s and women’s golf teams usually practice at Illahe Hills Country Club or Creekside Golf Club. Members of the men’s and women’s rowing teams have their own boathouse and hold workouts on the Willamette River in downtown Salem.


2011 SCHEDULE Feb 18

at Simpson

Redding, CA

7 p.m.

Feb 19

at Simpson* DH

Redding, CA

2 p.m.

Feb 20

at Simpson

Redding, CA

12 p.m.

Feb 25

at Chapman

Orange, CA

2 p.m.

Feb 26

at Claremont-McKenna

Claremont, CA

10 a.m.

Feb 26

at Pomona-Pitzer

Claremont, CA

2 p.m.

Feb 27

at Occidental

Los Angeles, CA

11 a.m.

Mar 5

at Lewis & Clark* DH

Portland, OR

11 a.m.

Mar 6

at Lewis & Clark*

Portland, OR

1 p.m.

Mar 12

Linfield* DH

Salem, OR

11 a.m.

Mar 13

Linfield*

Salem, OR

1 p.m.

Mar 19

at George Fox* DH

Newberg, OR

12 p.m.

Mar 20

at George Fox*

Newberg, OR

1 p.m.

Mar 26

Pacific Lutheran* DH

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Mar 27

Pacific Lutheran*

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Mar 29

Corban

Salem, OR

4 p.m.

Forest Grove, OR

12 p.m.

Apr 2

at Pacific*

Apr 3

at Pacific*

Forest Grove, OR

1 p.m.

Apr 9

Oregon Tech DH

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Apr 10

Oregon Tech DH

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Apr 13

Lewis & Clark

Salem, OR

4 p.m.

Apr 16

Whitman* DH

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Apr 17

Whitman*

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Apr 19

Pacific

Salem, OR

4 p.m.

Apr 22

at Whitworth* DH

Spokane, WA

12 p.m.

Apr 23

at Whitworth*

Spokane, WA

12 p.m.

Apr 26

at Corban

Salem, OR

4 p.m.

Apr 30

Puget Sound* DH

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

May 1

Puget Sound*

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

DH

* Northwest Conference Game, DH Doubleheader All home games are played at John Lewis Field at Bush’s Pasture Park. All times are Pacific Time.

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