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Willamette University BASEBALL

Bearcat Seniors

2007 Media Guide


iversity n U e t t e m la il W ball 2007 Bearcat Base Kelly Gilmore

Sr., Right Field

Matt Bicocca er Jr., Pitch

Grant Yamaguchi

Sr., First Base

David Tufo ase So., Third B

Dan Maslanik

So., Catcher


Willamette Baseball Information Bearcat Baseball 2007 Bearcat Baseball Quick Facts Head Coach...............................................Matt Allison Willamette Record..............................54-56 (4th year) Career Record.....................................54-56 (4th year) Alma Mater.................................. UC-Riverside, 1982 Office Phone........................................ (503) 370-6063 Assistant Coach.......................................Colin Griffin Assistant Coach....................................... Aaron Swick Assistant Coach.......................................Gib Gilmore Conference Championships.....................................12 Years Won............................. 1930, 1931, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1969, 1979, 1986, 1998, 2001 2006 Overall Record............................................17-19 2006 NWC Record...........................11-13 (7th place) Players Returning/Lost......................................25/10 Overall Starters Returning/Lost........................... 7/5 Starting Fielders Returning/Lost.......................... 4/4 Starting Pitchers Returning/Lost......................... 2/1

Willamette General Information Location....................................................... Salem, Oregon Founded......................................................................... 1842 Enrollment..............1,916 Undergraduate; 2,524 Overall President.................................................Dr. M. Lee Pelton Dean of Campus Life.............................Bob Hawkinson Faculty Athletic Representative........................ Jerry Gray 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 Assistant Athletic Director..........................Skip Kenitzer Administrative Assistant.............................. Leslie Wright Head Athletic Trainer.....................................Shane Wibel Assistant Athletic Trainer.........................Deborah Cagle Assistant Athletic Trainer............................. Erin Scharer Athletics Marketing Coord..............Megan Fitzsimmons Athletics Comm. Director...................Robert McKinney Athletics Comm. Phone............................(503) 370-6110 Athletics Comm. E-mail....... rmckinne@willamette.edu Press Row Phone.......................................(503) 871-2704 Athletics Department Phone...................(503) 370-6420 Athletics Department FAX......................(503) 370-6379 Athletics Web Site.............www.willamette.edu/athletics

Table of Contents

Jarrid Summers delivers a pitch.

Infielders Andrew Ross (3B), Matt Rasmussen (SS), Ellis Webster (2B) and Grant Yamaguchi (1B) wait during a stoppage in play.

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General Information.........................................................1 Willamette University.................................................... 2-3 Willamette Administration................................................4 Athletics Department........................................................4 Athletic Facilities................................................................5 Head Coach Matt Allison.................................................6 Assistant Coaches...............................................................7 Willamette Senior Profiles............................................ 8-9 Bearcats Playing in Summer Leagues..............................9 Willamette Junior Profiles......................................... 10-11 Willamette Sophomore Profiles............................... 12-13 Willamette Freshman Profiles........................................13 2007 Bearcat Roster.........................................................14 Northwest Conference/NCAA Division III...............15 2006 Willamette Stats and Results........................... 16-18 Willamette Individual Records.......................................19 2007 Season Outlook............................................. 20-IBC 2007 Willamette Schedule..........................................OBC The 2007 Willamette University Baseball Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Robert McKinney, athletics comm. director, with assistance from Ryan Borde, athletics comm. assistant. Cover Photos (Seniors): Middle Photo — Kelly Gilmore, Ty Eriksen, Matt Rasmussen, Ryan Peterson, Grant Yamaguchi. Photos by Naomi Stukey, Tony Moody, Robert McKinney and the WU Office of Communications. Printing by K/P, Inc.

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About Willamette University Bearcat Baseball 2007 Willamette University, the first university in the West, has a heritage dating to its founding in 1842. Students and employees are proud of its academic strength, as well as its beautiful campus. Academic success is typical for students at Willamette. More importantly, faculty and staff are concerned about the overall success of each student, so the focus is not only on quality experiences in the classroom, but also on social and cultural development. Students are expected to work hard in their academic endeavors and are also expected to have fun, be active in the community and bring their own personality to everything they do. Why Willamette? • Quality Academics • Student-Athletes are more than 1/4 of the student body • Competition in the NCAA and the Northwest Conference • Student-Faculty Ratio of 11:1 • Students from 34 States • Opportunity to Study Abroad • Located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol • Near the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains We’re proud of our students’ academic abilities. We’re also proud of our students as friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. They have found an ideal match between high-level academics and a variety of quality experiences as members of the community. They exemplify the University motto: “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.” Page

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The Mill Race, which runs through campus, is a great place for students to relax.

This motto is put into action locally and throughout the world. At Willamette, you can study abroad, as many of our students do each year. Our students also are actively involved in social and environmental issues. They are concerned about maintaining the beautiful Oregon landscape, while working to improve the lives of others. And so, while Willamette has the same academic expectations as the nation’s most acclaimed colleges and universities, we hope we’ve added something extra ... an equally important focus outside the classroom. Attending college should be fun, inspiring and at times invigorating. It should both challenge you and make you laugh. Academically, Willamette has the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Law, the George H. Atkinson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Education. Cooperative programs enable all students to benefit from the quality curriculum. Willamette is known for its intellectual vitality, its cohesive campus community, its concern for every student, and its ability to balance a rigorous academic program with varied extracurricular activities. The faculty

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About Willamette University Bearcat Baseball 2007 and staff bring a wide range of views and experiences to the the campus. Willamette’s student-faculty ratio of 11:1 allows faculty to maintain ample office hours and to serve as advisors. They are engaged in scholarly research and publish their findings, but they are primarily focused on teaching. Willamette is selective and seeks serious and talented students. The average first-year student has a 3.74 GPA, an SAT score of 1261 and an ACT score of 27. Enrollment at the undergraduate level is 1,916, with a total enrollment of 2,524. About 83 percent of Willamette students receive financial aid and scholarships. Many students choose to attend graduate or professional school.

At Willamette, you can literally walk across the street to the State Capitol or spend an entire semester studying your major in a foreign country. Willamette has a reputation for financial stability. Its endowment consistently earns a spot among the largest in the Northwest and compares favorably on a national basis. The campus features 42 buildings on 61 acres. During the past decade, more than $50 million has been invested on campus. Administrative offices, academic buildings, residence halls and recreational facilities have been renovated or refurbished. Recent projects include the $5.5 million Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the $8 million Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, and the $2.7 million Montag Student Center. Work is underway and nearly completed on the $14 million Kaneko Commons.

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The Oregon State Capitol is located across the street from Willamette University.

Salem, the state capital, is the secondlargest city in Oregon, with a population of about 147,000. The Pacific Coast is just about an hour away and the Pacific Coast mountain range is even closer. To the east are the Cascade Mountains, lakes, streams and rivers. Also within driving distance are Portland, the Columbia River gorge and Mount Hood. Willamette benefits from its location across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and from being near other federal, state, county, and city offices. In particular, Willamette students are often chosen for internships with government organizations. Students also participate in the Community Outreach Program through a variety of volunteer service projects. Page

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Willamette Administration Bearcat Baseball 2007

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 with 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 currently serves as a member 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 basketball 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 2.

Athletics Administrative Staff

Dean of Campus Life....................... Bob Hawkinson Faculty Athletic Rep...............................Dr. Jerry Gray Assistant Athletic Director.....................Judy Gordon Assistant Athletic Director....................Skip Kenitzer Head Athletic Trainer...............................Shane Wibel

Assistant Athletic Trainer................... Deborah Cagle Assistant Athletic Trainer........................Erin Scharer Athletics Marketing Coord........Megan Fitzsimmons Athletics Comm. Director.............Robert McKinney Administrative Assistant.........................Leslie Wright

Head Coaching Staff Baseball Matt Allison............. (503) 370-6011 Men’s Basketball Gordie James........... (503) 370-6063 Women’s Basketball Bruce Henderson.... (503) 370-6132 Cross Country/Track & Field Matt McGuirk.......... (503) 370-6898 Football Mark Speckman....... (503) 375-5350

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Men’s Golf Steve Prothero......... (503) 370-6484 Women’s Golf Tom Hibbard........... (503) 370-6317 Rowing Susan Parkman........ (503) 370-6655 Men’s Soccer Nelson Larson......... (503) 375-5428 Women’s Soccer Jim Tursi................... (503) 370-6657

Softball Damian Williams..... (503) 370-6656 Swimming Al Stephenson......... (503) 370-6601 Men’s Tennis Jon Endrikat............. (503) 370-6804 Women’s Tennis Becky Roberts,......... (503) 370-6804 Volleyball Tricia Wright............ (503) 370-6230

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Willamette Athletic Facilities Bearcat Baseball 2007 John Lewis Field is the home of Willamette Bearcat baseball. The field is located at Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium at Bush’s Pasture Park. The stadium features chairback seating in part of the grandstand. Overall capacity is 1,000. The field is natural grass, which remains green nearly all-year due to Oregon’s moderate climate. Willamette’s football team plays home games at McCulloch Stadium, located near John Lewis Field. The football stadium is two blocks from campus and just one block from Salem Hospital. The stadium seats 2,400, with lights for night games and an athletic training room, allowing athletes to receive on-site treatment. McCulloch Stadium has a FieldTurf playing surface, along with spacious locker rooms and meeting rooms. It provides the atmosphere of an old stadium, but with modern conveniences. The Charles Bowles Track, located inside McCulloch Stadium, is an all-weather facility that showcases Willamette’s track and field and cross country teams, which host meets each year. The entire football, track, cross country and baseball complex is at Bush’s Pasture Park. The park hosts cross country meets on its wide paths and is known for its art exhibits and rose garden. Cone Field House is the home court for the Willamette men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The arena holds 2,500 fans, with plenty of seating on each side of the court. There is a quality sound system, plus tables for

The Sparks Center includes offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science.

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official timers, scorekeepers and statisticians, along with space for broadcast media. The WU court is connected to the Lestle J. Sparks Center, which houses offices for the 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.

John Lewis Field is the home of Bearcat baseball. The field is located at Roy “Spec” Keene Stadium.

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 Willamette University 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. The facility is one of the top college fields in the Northwest. Sparks Field has covered seating for both teams. 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. Page

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Willamette Head Coach Bearcat Baseball 2007

Matt Allison

Head Coach (4th year), 54-56 (.491) Alma Mater: U. of California-Riverside (1982) Willamette Head Coach Matt Allison is in his fourth year leading the Bearcat baseball team. He is only the fourth head coach to work with the Bearcats in the past 30 years and just the sixth head coach since WU began competing in baseball in 1927. Allison, who joined the Bearcats for the 2004 season, has earned an overall record of 54-56 (.491) at Willamette. He led the Bearcats to a 20-18 record in 2005. Last year, WU started with an 11-4 mark, before finishing 17-19. The Bearcats were 11-13 in the Northwest Conference. This season, Willamette features 25 returning players, including five seniors and seven juniors. Allison began his coaching career as an assistant at the State University of New York at Cortland from 1987-92. He then went to Cornell University, where he was the head assistant coach from 1992-96. He was an assistant coach and hitting instructor at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 1996-97. At Cal Poly, he coached under former Willamette player and alumnus Ritch Price, who is now in his fifth year as the head coach at the University of Kansas. Allison helped Cal Poly rank in the top 25 in the nation in several offensive categories. From 1999-02, Allison was the head assistant coach at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, he worked as the team’s hitting instructor and outfield coach. In 2002-03, Allison was an assistant coach at the University of California at Berkeley. Allison has been actively involved with summer collegiate teams. He has been the Page

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coach of the Matsu Miners in the Alaska League and also has coached the St. Cloud Riverbats of the Northwoods Collegiate League. He works at many top high school baseball camps, such as the Stanford High School All-Star Camp and the Kalae Iki youth baseball clinic in Hawaii. In addition to coaching baseball, Allison has been a professor in Economics and English during his career. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California-Riverside in 1982, he went on to earn his master’s degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University in 1990, as well as a master’s degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1998. Allison has lectured in macroeconomics at Georgetown. He also was a professor in the Department of Economics at Cal Poly. He has taught English at Syracuse, Tompkins-Cortland CC, SUNY-Cortland, Elmira College and Cuesta Junior College.

Head Coach Matt Allison meets with the WU infield during a game at John Lewis Field.

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Willamette Assistant Coaches Bearcat Baseball 2007

Colin Griffin Assistant Coach Infield & Hitting (3rd year) Griffin returns to Willamette for his third season as the infield, hitting and third base coach. As a Willamette athlete, Griffin played every inning at shortstop for two years in a row. He was named Honorable Mention All-NWC and was the Bearcats’ Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. He was a First Team All-NWAACC selection at Clackamas CC. He also was CCC’s Defensive Player of the Year. He played football, basketball and baseball at Jesuit HS in Beaverton, Oregon. In 2006, he was a head coach in the German Bundesliga, where he guided the Saarlouis Hornets to the best record in franchise history. In the summer of 2007, he will coach the Withnell Dodgers, an American Legion team in the Salem area. Griffin earned an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies from Clackamas. He also received a bachelor’s degree from Willamette, with a major in History and a minor in East Asian Studies.

Aaron Swick Assistant Coach Pitching (2nd year) Swick begins his second season as the pitching, strength and conditioning, and recruiting coach for the Bearcats. He joined WU following a solid playing career at the

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University of California-Berkeley and at Saddleback College. While attending Cal, he was a key pitcher and had a 1.86 ERA as a senior. He graduated with a degree in Political Science. Swick also pitched for two seasons at Saddleback. He was All-Conference as a sophomore, when Saddleback went 35-13. Last summer, Swick was interim head coach for the Wilson Tobs in the Coastal Plain League. In the summer of 2007, he will be the pitching coach for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. Swick is a 2000 graduate of Foothill HS (Calif.), where he was named All-League twice. Later, he played for the Southern California Fire. He was 8-0 in 2005, as the Fire placed third at the NBC World Series.

Gib Gilmore Assistant Coach (3rd year) Gib Gilmore is in his third year on the Bearcat coaching staff. A 1993 inductee in the Willamette University Hall of Fame, Gilmore played three sports for three seasons at Willamette. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in baseball and by the Dallas Cowboys in football. His record of 51 catches in a season stood for 22 years as Willamette’s record. He still shares the record for touchdowns catches in a game with four. He was an Hon. Mention A.P. Little All-American in 1968. In baseball, he hit .410 as a junior and earned Little All-American honors in center field. His son, Kelly, is in his senior season as an outfielder for the Bearcats. Page

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Willamette Bearcat Seniors Bearcat Baseball 2007

#16 Ty Eriksen

Sr. LF

6’2”, 200 lbs., Vancouver, Wash. (La Salle HS)

Bats: R Throws: R

Looks to move into the starting lineup and be a key contributor this season ... Has played in 16 games in his career ... A solid outfielder and batter, he will likely become a key player as he increases his number of at bats this year ... Previously attended Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon ... Is majoring in German and International Studies at Willamette ... His parents are Brad and Pamela Eriksen ... Born on Oct. 16, 1984.

Year 2004 2005 2006 Career

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI .000 6 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 5 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 5 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .167 16 2 18 1 3 0 0 0 0

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB .000 .182 5 2 0 0-0 .500 .600 1 1 0 0-0 .200 .200 3 0 0 0-0 .167 .286 9 3 0 0-0

#6 Kelly Gilmore

6’0”, 195 lbs., Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS)

PO 22 10 3 35

A E PCT 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.000

Sr. RF

Bats: L Throws: R

Enters his senior season with a .309 career batting average ... Hit .333 last year ... Led all players in NCAA Division III with 44 walks in 36 games in 2006 ... Was named Second Team All-NWC ... Has played in 89 games (77 starts) during his career, and has earned 62 runs, 47 RBIs and 17 doubles ... First Team All-League and Third Team All-State as a senior at McNary HS in Keizer, Oregon ... Is majoring in Biology ... Son of Gib and Judy Gilmore ... Born on Aug. 8, 1984.

Year 2004 2005 2006 Career

AVG .306 .283 .333 .309

GP GS 19 9 34 32 36 36 89 77

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 36 10 11 2 0 0 8 106 23 30 3 0 1 18 120 29 40 12 0 2 21 262 62 81 17 0 3 47

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB .361 .449 8 10 1 1-1 .340 .435 16 25 5 1-2 .483 .515 21 44 2 2-2 .408 .475 45 79 8 4-5

PO 25 57 52 134

A E PCT 0 1 .962 0 2 .966 0 5 .912 0 8 .944

#8 Ryan Peterson Sr. 2B 5’11”, 190 lbs., Grangeville, Idaho (Grangeville HS)

Bats: L Throws: R

Will challenge for playing time, while providing quality depth on the infield ... Saw action in six games in 2006 and provided the Bearcats with two runs and two RBIs ... Played baseball and football at Grangeville HS in Idaho ... Was an All-Conference selection three times in baseball ... Played in the Shriner’s All-Star Game in Football ... Valedictorian of his senior class ... Is majoring in Biology at Willamette ... Parents are Rick and Kim Peterson ... Born on Dec. 9, 1984.

Year 2004 2005 2006 Career

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AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 9 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 2

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .000 .500 0 1 0 0-0 1 1 0 1.000 .500 .600 1 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 1.000 .000 .800 1 4 0 0-0 0 3 0 1.000 .250 2 5 0 0-0 3 4 0 1.000

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#11 Matt Rasmussen Sr. 6’1”, 195 lbs., Sandy, UT (Bingham HS) SS Bats: R Throws: R

Has played in 71 games with 65 starts over the past three seasons ... Hit .268 last season, while achieving a .978 fielding percentage at shortstop ... Owns a .259 career batting average ... Was All-State three times at Bingham HS in Sandy, Utah ... Earned Region MVP honors in 2002 ... Academic All-State ... Attended Georgetown Univesity for one year before transferring to WU ... Is majoring in Psychology ... Son of Rand and Vivian Rasmussen ... Born on June 3, 1984.

Year 2004 2005 2006 Career

AVG .254 .257 .268 .259

GP GS 21 17 32 30 18 18 71 65

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 59 8 15 3 0 1 5 113 20 29 3 1 1 14 71 7 19 3 0 0 10 243 35 63 9 1 2 29

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB .356 .343 17 8 0 0-0 .327 .311 19 7 2 1-1 .310 .316 9 5 0 0-1 .329 .321 45 20 2 1-2

#2 Grant Yamaguchi 6’2”, 200 lbs., Aiea, HI (Mid Pacific Institute)

Bats: L Throws: R

PO A E PCT 28 42 3 .959 45 112 16 .908 24 65 2 .978 97 219 21 .938

Sr. 1B

Played in 35 of 36 games in 2006, with 33 starts for the Bearcats ... Hit .300 in 2006, while driving in 22 runs and scoring 17 times ... Also hit 11 doubles and five homers last year ... Chosen Honorable Mention All-NWC ... Earned a solid .983 fielding percentage as a junior ... First Team All-ILH at Mid Pacific Institute in Hawaii in 2003 ... Helped Mid Pacific win the State title in 2002 ... Majoring in Economics ... Parents are Gary and Gayle Yamaguchi ... Born on March 13, 1985.

Year 2004 2005 2006 Career

AVG .111 .261 .300 .273

GP GS 6 2 19 10 35 33 60 45

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 18 3 2 0 0 1 4 46 8 12 3 0 0 10 130 17 39 11 1 5 22 194 28 53 14 1 6 36

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .278 .238 0 2 1 0-0 3 0 0 1.000 .326 .327 10 3 2 0-2 3 0 0 1.000 .515 .359 26 9 4 1-1 328 13 6 .983 .448 .339 36 14 7 1-3 334 13 6 .983

Bearcats Playing Summer League Baseball 2006 Season Sean Anderson, Bend Elks Colin Clark, Ringor Baseball Scott Coleman, Doc Barney’s AAA Legion Ty Eriksen, Haar Disciples (Germany) Dan Maslanik, Colorado Khaos Jack McGee, Colorado Khaos Jimmy Meuel, Palo Alto Oaks David Tufo, Palo Alto Oaks Grant Yamaguchi, Paradise All-Stars

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2007 Season Sean Anderson, Surf City Hammerheads Colin Clark, Northern California Longhorns Jack McGee, Bay Area Giants Jimmy Meuel, Bay Area Giants Kelsey Nakata, Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball Tye Sundlee, Surf City Hammerheads David Tufo, Northern California Longhorns Ellis Webster, San Diego Mavericks

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Willamette Bearcat Juniors Bearcat Baseball 2007

Jr. CF

#3 Sean Anderson

Bats: R Throws: R

5’8”, 170 lbs., Klamath Falls, Ore. (Klamath Union HS)

Enters his junior season with a .297 career batting average ... Hit .331 as a freshman and was named WU Rookie of the Year ... Has scored 61 runs and earned 46 RBIs during his career ... Team MVP at Klamath Union HS in 2004 ... Was valedictorian of his senior class ... Also played football in high school ... Majoring in Economics at Willamette ... Son of Ken and Jean Anderson ... Born on Dec. 20, 1985.

Year 2005 2006 Career

AVG .331 .262 .297

GP GS 37 35 36 36 73 71

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 151 32 50 10 3 1 24 145 29 38 13 0 2 22 296 61 88 23 3 3 46

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO .457 .407 18 17 3 10-16 82 .393 .341 21 17 2 4-6 84 .426 .375 39 34 5 14-22 166

#20 Matt Bicocca

Jr.

6’2”, 175 lbs., San Andreas, CA (Calaveras HS)

A E PCT 3 2 .977 0 4 .955 3 6 .966

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Achieved a 2.31 ERA in 11 2/3 innings of work as a relief pitcher last year ... Was called to the mound 11 times during the season ... Earned six saves for the ‘Cats ... Is the starting place-kicker on the Willamette football team ... Named First Team All-NWC in football this past season ... Is majoring in Chemistry (Biochemistry track)... Parents are Vince and Barbara Bicocca ... Born on Aug. 1, 1985.

Year 2006

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 2.31 11 0 0 11.2 8 48 1 3 3 5 3 1 0 0 0-0 ---- 6 1 3 0 1.000

#32 Clint Moran

Jr.

6’0”, 230 lbs., Mission Viejo, CA (Capistrano HS)

P

Bats: L Throws: L

Contributed a 4.10 earned run average as a starting pitcher for the Bearcats last spring ... Recorded 39 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings ... Has allowed just one homer in 68 career innings pitched ... Owns a career ERA of 4.76 in 24 appearances the past two years ... Has a .950 career fielding percentage ... Majoring in Biology at Willamette ... Is the son of Kevin and Angela Moran ... Born on April 23, 1986.

Year 2005 2006 Career

ERA GP GS CG IP 6.41 11 1 0 19.2 4.10 13 9 0 48.1 4.76 24 10 0 68.0

H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 22 101 0 20 14 19 18 0 5 0 2-1 .667 0 1 5 0 1.000 47 230 1 33 22 43 39 2 2 0 2-3 .400 1 2 11 1 .929 69 331 1 53 36 62 57 2 7 0 4-4 .500 1 3 16 1 .950

#17 Ryan Smith

Jr.

6’1”, 195 lbs., Felton, CA (San Lorenzo Valley HS)

P

Bats: R Throws: R

Saw action in seven games as a pitcher for Willamette in 2006 ... Threw 17 1/3 innings and earned 14 strikeouts ... Made five of his appearances in relief last year and will likely continue to help the Bearcats as a reliever in 2007 ... Is majoring in Exercise Science at Willamette ... His parents are Jeff and Sharon Smith ... Born on Sept. 14, 1985.

Year 2006

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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 8.83 7 2 0 17.1 30 105 1 29 17 11 14 5 2 0 0-1 .000 0 0 2 3 .400

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#14 Tye Sundlee

6’4”, 205 lbs., Yakima, WA (West Valley HS)

Jr. P Bats: R Throws: R

Enters the 2007 season as Willamette’s top starting pitcher ... Has thrown a total of 92 2/3 innings the past two seasons and has a career ERA of 5.63 ... Was 4-5 in 2006 with 51 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings ... Earned 19 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched as a freshman ... Keeps the ball low and has good control ... Majoring in Economics ... Parents are Loren and Debbie Sundlee ... Born on Sept. 30, 1985.

Year 2005 2006 Career

ERA GP GS CG IP H BF HR R ER BB SO HB WP BK W-L PCT SV PO A E PCT 6.75 10 2 0 24.0 25 117 1 23 18 14 19 5 9 0 0-1 .000 2 2 1 0 1.000 5.24 11 10 1 68.2 75 311 5 47 40 32 51 3 3 1 4-5 .444 0 7 9 2 .889 5.63 21 12 1 92.2 100 428 6 70 58 46 70 8 12 1 4-6 .400 2 9 10 2 .905

#10 Kiel Wood

6’0”, 175 lbs., Davis, CA (Davis HS)

Jr. SS Bats: R Throws: R

Provides the Bearcats with depth at shortstop ... Played in 12 games as a freshman at Willamette in 2005 ... Hit .214 with three runs scored and two RBIs ... Recorded 16 putouts and 22 assists ... Saw limited playing time in 2006 ... Is majoring in Environmental Science as a student at Willamette ... Parents are Fred and Mary Wood ... Born on Feb. 5, 1986.

Year 2005 2006 Career

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI .214 12 7 28 3 6 0 0 0 2 .000 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 14 8 31 3 6 0 0 0 2

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .214 .333 11 5 0 0-0 16 22 3 .927 .000 .000 1 0 0 0-0 2 3 1 .833 .194 .306 12 5 0 0-0 18 25 4 .915

#4 Colin Young

6’2”, 200 lbs., Portland, OR (Lincoln HS)

Jr. LF

Bats: L Throws: R

Saw action in 18 games last season, after playing in four games as a freshman ... Scored four runs, earned five RBIs and hit three doubles in 2006 ... Has the skills to provide quality depth in the outfield ... Played two year’s of baseball at Lincoln HS in Portland, Oregon ... Most Inspirational Athlete as a senior at LHS ... Majoring in Exercise Science ... Son of Mark and Robin Young ... Born on June 10, 1986.

Year 2005 2006 Career

AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI .500 4 1 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .222 18 5 27 4 6 3 0 0 5 .323 22 6 31 4 10 4 0 0 5

SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT .750 .500 1 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 1.000 .333 .250 6 1 0 0-0 22 0 1 .957 .452 .344 7 1 0 0-0 25 0 1 .962

Matt Rasmussen waits on a pitch, runs to third, scores a run and is congratulated at home.

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Willamette Bearcat Sophomores Bearcat Baseball 2007

#22

Kelsey Nakata

Tigard, OR (Tigard HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Steve and Randy Clark Bats: R; Throws: R

Mililani, HI (Mililani HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Gerald and Linda Nakata Bats: R; Throws: R

So., OF, 6’1”, 190 lbs.

#25

So., P, 5’8”, 160 lbs.

#13

Scott Coleman

Jordan Roberts

Beaverton, OR (Southridge HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Craig and Corie Coleman Bats: L; Throws: L

Portland, OR (Grant HS) Major: History Parents: Gary and Carla Roberts Bats: R; Throws: R

So., P, 6’3”, 240 lbs.

#33

So., OF, 5’11”, 155 lbs.

#34

Dan Maslanik

Emilio Solano

Boulder, CO (Fairview HS) Major: Economics Parents: James and Miriam Maslanik Bats: L; Throws: R

Salem, OR (Sprague HS) Major: History/Am. Ethnic Stud. Parents: Trisha Baxter, Jessie Solano Bats: R; Throws: R

So., C, 5’8”, 165 lbs.

#18

So., 2B, 5’5”, 145 lbs.

#19

Jack McGee

Kyle Stalker

Hillsborough, CA (Saint Ignatius) Major: Undecided Parents: John and Mary McGee Bats: R; Throws: R

Bellevue, WA (Sammamish HS) Major: Psychology Parents: Erv and Marian Stalker Bats: L; Throws: L

So., SS, 6’0”, 180 lbs.

#26

So., 1B/DH, 6’1”, 200 lbs.

#42

Jimmy Meuel

Kirk Struble

Palo Alto, CA (Palo Alto HS) Major: History Parents: David Meuel, Barbara Toothman Bats: R; Throws: R

Bozeman, MT (Bozeman HS) Major: Economics Parents: John and Kay Struble

So., P, 6’0”, 200 lbs.

#23

So., 1B, 6’2”, 205 lbs.

Bats: R; Throws: R

#24

Tim Mitchell

Jarrid Summers

Bozeman, MT (Bozeman HS) Major: Economics Parents: Jim and Marie Mitchell Bats: R; Throws: R

Boise, ID (Boise HS) Major: Physics Parents: Tony and Kenna Moody Bats: R; Throws: R

So., P, 6’0”, 175 lbs.

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Colin Clark

So., P, 6’1”, 220 lbs.

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#44

David Tufo

Jared Myers

San Bruno, CA (Burlingame HS) Major: Economics Parents: David and Barbara Tufo Bats: R; Throws: R

Salem, OR (South Salem HS) Major: Chemistry (Biochemistry) Parents: Chuck and Ricki Myers Bats: R; Throws: R

So., 3B, 5’8”, 170 lbs.

#5

Ellis Webster

So., 2B, 5’8”, 155 lbs.

Carlsbad, CA (San Dieguito HS) Major: History Parents: John and Nalani Webster Bats: R; Throws: R

#1

Zach Kimball Fr., C, 5’7”, 165 lbs.

Phoenix, AZ (Dobson HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Bill and Heidi Kimball Bats: R; Throws: R

#9

Fr., 3B, 6’2”, 205 lbs.

Myers is a junior academically; This is his first year on the team.

#36

James Perez

Fr., OF, 6’1”, 172 lbs.

Petaluma, CA (Petaluma HS) Major: Exercise Science Parents: James and Mary Perez Bats: L; Throws: L

#21

Andrew Ross

Fr., 3B, 6’0”, 212 lbs.

Petaluma, CA (Petaluma HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Nick and Connie Ross Bats: R; Throws: R

Stephen Lane Fr., P, 5’10”, 165 lbs.

Rowland Hts., CA (Rowland HS) Major: Undecided Parents: Ed and Tina Lane Bats: L; Throws: L

#35

Scott Martin

Fr., P, 5’10”, 160 lbs.

Honolulu, HI (Punahou School) Major: Undecided Parents: Charles and Lisa Martin Bats: R; Throws: R

Willamette became a charter member of the Northwest Conference in 1926. The Bearcats earned their first NWC title in baseball in 1930 and have won a total of 12 championships overall. WU has achieved a winning record in 11 of the past 16 seasons.

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Ellis Webster focuses on a pitch.

Ty Eriksen takes a powerful swing.

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Willamette Baseball Roster Bearcat Baseball 2007 No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 30 32 33 34 35 36 42 44

Name Ellis Webster Grant Yamaguchi Sean Anderson Colin Young David Tufo Kelly Gilmore Kelsey Nakata Ryan Peterson Zach Kimball Kiel Wood Matthew Rasmussen Jordan Roberts Tye Sundlee Scott Martin Ty Eriksen Ryan Smith Jack McGee Kyle Stalker Matt Bicocca Andrew Ross Colin Clark Tim Mitchell Jarrid Summers Scott Coleman Jimmy Meuel Joe Penkala Clint Moran Dan Maslanik Emilio Solano Stephen Lane James Perez Kirk Struble Jared Myers

Pos. 2B INF CF OF 3B RF RHP 2B C SS SS OF RHP RHP LF RHP SS 1B RHP 3B OF RHP RHP LHP RHP RHP LHP C 2B LHP OF 1B 3B

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

B/T R/R L/R R/R L/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/L L/R R/R L/L L/L R/R R/R

Ht. 5’8” 6’2” 5’8” 6’2” 5’8” 6’0” 5’8” 5’11” 5’7” 6’0” 6’1” 5’11” 6’4” 5’10” 6’2” 6’1” 6’0” 6’1” 6’2” 6’0” 6’1” 6’0” 6’1” 6’3” 6’0” 6’5” 6’0” 5’8” 5’5” 5’10” 6’1” 6’2” 6’2”

Wt. 155 200 170 200 170 195 160 190 165 175 195 155 205 160 200 195 180 200 175 212 190 175 220 240 200 265 230 165 145 165 172 205 205

Hometown (Previous School) Carlsbad, CA (San Dieguito HS) Aiea, HI (Mid Pacific Institute) Klamath Falls, OR (Klamath Union HS) Portland, OR (Lincoln HS) San Bruno, CA (Burlingame HS) Keizer, OR (McNary HS) Mililani, HI (Mililani HS) Grangeville, ID (Grangeville HS) Phoenix, AZ (Dobson HS) Davis, CA (Davis HS) Sandy, UT (Bingham HS) Portland, OR (Grant HS) Yakima, WA (West Valley HS) Honolulu, HI (Punahou School) Vancouver, WA (La Salle HS) Felton, CA (San Lorenzo Valley HS) Hillsborough, CA (Saint Ignatius HS) Bellevue, WA (Sammamish HS) San Andreas, CA (Calaveras HS) Petaluma, CA (Petaluma HS) Tigard, OR (Tigard HS) Bozeman, MT (Bozeman HS) Boise, ID (Boise HS) Beaverton, OR (Southridge HS) Palo Alto, CA (Palo Alto HS) Niles, IL (Loyola Academy) Mission Viejo, CA (Capistrano Valley HS) Boulder, CO (Fairview HS) Salem, OR (Sprague HS) Rowland Heights, CA (Rowland Hts. HS) Petaluma, CA (Petaluma HS) Bozeman, MT (Bozeman HS) Salem, OR (South Salem HS)

Head Coach: Matt Allison (4th year) Assistant Coaches: Colin Griffin (3rd year), Aaron Swick (2nd year), Gib Gilmore (3rd year)

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NCAA Division III Willamette is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in Division III, which has over 425 members and is the largest NCAA division. The colleges in Division III place a priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on successful completion of each student’s academic programs. They seek an environment in which a student-athlete’s activities with an athletic team are seen as an integral part of his or her educational experience. Members in Division III must sponsor at least five men’s sports and five women’s sports.

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. Primary 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, employees care about the well-being of their student-athletes.

Northwest Conference The nine prviate colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington that form the Northwest Conference are building a reputation for the NWC 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 80 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 and Puget Sound, plus Whitman and Whitworth. The charter members in 1926 included Willamette, College of Idaho (Albertson College), Linfield, Pacific, and the College of Puget Sound (UPS). Albany College was added in 1931 and remained for seven

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years, then departed and returned in 1949 as Lewis and Clark College. The next member, Pacific Lutheran, joined in 1965, followed by Whitworth in 1970. The College of Idaho withdrew in 1978. Whitworth dropped out in 1984, but returned in 1988. Menlo College joined the NWC in 2006 in football only. 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 affiliation from the NAIA to the NCAA. Members knew the move would foster equity, sportsmanship and a genuine concern for all student-athletes. Page 15


Willamette Statistics 2006 Bearcat Baseball 2007

2006 Offensive Statistics

(Min. 36 At Bats)

PLAYER AVG Kelly Gilmore .333 Kyle Stalker .309 Matt Johnson .308 Grant Yamaguchi .300 Matt Rasmussen .268 Sean Anderson .262 David Tufo .260 Steve Johnson .252 Lee Eklund .243 Ellis Webster .200 Adam Holden .194

GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% OB% SO BB HB SB PO A E PCT 36 36 120 29 40 12 0 2 21 .483 .515 21 44 2 2-2 52 0 5 .912 28 27 110 16 34 5 0 9 32 .600 .350 20 8 0 1-1 26 1 1 .964 36 36 146 23 45 10 0 1 32 .397 .362 8 13 1 2-2 74 110 9 .953 35 33 130 17 39 11 1 5 22 .515 .359 26 9 4 1-1 328 13 6 .983 18 18 71 7 19 3 0 0 10 .310 .316 9 5 0 0-1 24 65 2 .978 36 36 145 29 38 13 0 2 22 .393 .341 21 17 2 4-6 84 0 4 .955 21 17 73 9 19 2 0 0 7 .288 .357 19 7 4 1-1 6 14 2 .909 28 27 107 10 27 0 0 1 12 .280 .328 15 9 3 0-0 18 65 12 .874 35 35 111 20 27 3 0 0 9 .273 .385 30 22 6 1-1 184 26 7 .968 20 15 60 11 12 3 0 0 4 .250 .273 14 6 0 1-1 18 47 3 .956 32 29 93 20 18 4 0 0 8 .237 .356 14 19 5 3-4 66 1 2 .971

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Sacrifice Bunts: Willamette 16 (Tufo 3, Eklund 2, Rasmussen 2, Webster 2, Yamaguchi 2, Anderson, Gilmore, Holden, M. Johnson, S. Johnson); Opponents 25. Sacrifice Flies: Willamette 16 (Eklund 4, Anderson 3, M. Johnson 3, Stalker 2, Yamaguchi 2, Gilmore, Holden); Opponents 19. Left on Base: Willamette 326, Opponents 306. Double Plays Turned: Willamette 39, Opponents 23. 126 WillametteUniv 2x4s Ad

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Willamette Statistics 2006 Bearcat Baseball 2007

2006 Pitching Statistics

(Min. 36 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 Nic Nottingham 3.57 17 1 0 40.1 38 174 2 22 16 16 31 1 6 2 4-2 .667 1 1 12 0 1.000 Clint Moran 4.10 13 9 0 48.1 47 230 1 33 22 43 39 2 2 0 2-3 .400 1 2 11 1 .929 Tye Sundlee 5.24 11 10 1 68.2 75 311 5 47 40 32 51 3 3 1 4-5 .444 0 7 9 2 .889 Drew Herbert 7.34 9 0 0 41.2 52 214 2 40 34 22 10 16 9 1 1-3 .250 0 0 9 2 .818 Jimmy Meuel Grant Yamaguchi Matt Bicocca Kelsey Nakata Anton Chiono Steve Johnson Jarrid Summers Adam Beebe Ryan Smith

0.00 0.00 2.31 2.81 3.00 4.63 5.28 5.94 8.83

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6 17-19 .472 9 945 414 67 .983 8 19-17 .528 0 951 366 53 .961

Solo Shutouts: Willamette 0; Opponents 1. Combined Shutouts: Willamette 1 (by Bicocca, Moran and Smith); Opponents 1.

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Willamette Results 2006 Bearcat Baseball 2007 17-19 Overall Record, 11-13 Northwest Conference (7th Place) Home: 6-11 Away: 11-8 Neutral: 0-0 Date Opponent Result Overall NWC Att. Pitcher (W/L) Feb. 11 at Occidental 9-3 W 1-0 — 55 Tye Sundlee (W, 1-0) Feb. 11 at Occidental 6-0 W 2-0 — -- Clint Moran (W, 1-0) Feb. 12 at Occidental 6-4 W 3-0 — 55 Kelsey Nakata (W, 1-0) Feb. 18 at Menlo 10-7 W 4-0 — 100 Jarrid Summers (W, 1-0) Feb. 18 at Menlo 8-2 L 4-1 — -- Clint Moran (L, 1-1) Feb. 19 at Menlo 7-5 W 5-1 — 125 Kelsey Nakata (W, 2-0) Feb. 25 Lewis & Clark* 6-1 L 5-2 0-1 125 Tye Sundlee (L, 1-1) Feb. 25 Lewis & Clark* 10-6 W 6-2 1-1 250 Jarrid Summers (W, 2-0) Feb. 26 Lewis & Clark* 13-2 W 7-2 2-1 200 Kelsey Nakata (W, 3-0) Mar. 4 at Puget Sound* 8-7 W 8-2 3-1 130 Nic Nottingham (W, 1-0) Mar. 4 at Puget Sound* 4-2 W 9-2 4-1 -- Drew Herbert (W, 1-0) Mar. 4 at Puget Sound* 6-3 L 9-3 4-2 75 Adam Beebe (L, 0-1) Mar. 7 Corban 7-6 L 9-4 100 Steve Johnson (L, 0-1) Mar. 11 Pacific Lutheran* 12-3 W 10-4 5-2 217 Clint Moran (W, 2-1) Mar. 12 Pacific Lutheran* 6-5 W 11-4 6-2 210 Tye Sundlee (W, 2-1) Mar. 12 Pacific Lutheran* 9-2 L 11-5 6-3 135 Drew Herbert (L, 1-1) Mar. 14 at Western Oregon 8-2 L 11-6 145 Ryan Smith (L, 0-1) Mar. 18 at Pacific* 4-2 L 11-7 6-4 -- Nic Nottingham (L, 1-1) Mar. 18 at Pacific* 9-1 W 12-7 7-4 150 Tye Sundlee (W, 3-1) Mar. 19 at Pacific* 8-7 W (10) 13-7 8-4 100 Nic Nottingham (W, 2-1) Mar. 25 George Fox* 20-3 L 13-8 8-5 -- Clint Moran (L, 2-2) Mar. 25 George Fox* 8-0 L 13-9 8-6 175 Drew Herbert (L, 1-2) Mar. 26 George Fox* 11-2 L (10) 13-10 8-7 130 Tye Sundlee (L, 3-2) Mar. 28 Corban 9-4 L 13-11 110 Jarrid Summers (L, 2-1) Apr. 1 at Linfield* 8-1 L 13-12 8-8 151 Clint Moran (L, 2-3) Apr. 1 at Linfield* 18-9 L 13-13 8-9 -- Drew Herbert (L, 1-3) Apr. 3 at Linfield* 6-0 L 13-14 8-10 63 Tye Sundlee (L, 3-3) Apr. 8 Whitworth* 6-3 L 13-15 8-11 154 Steve Johnson (L, 0-2) Apr. 8 Whitworth* 6-3 W 14-15 9-11 225 Nic Nottingham (W, 3-1) Apr. 9 Whitworth* 3-1 L 14-16 9-12 321 Tye Sundlee (L, 3-4) Apr. 14 at Whitman* 22-2 W 15-16 10-12 150 Steve Johnson (W, 1-2) Apr. 14 at Whitman* 6-4 L 15-17 10-13 200 Nic Nottingham (L, 3-2) Apr. 15 at Whitman* 17-5 W 16-17 11-13 150 Tye Sundlee (W, 4-4) Apr. 21 CSU-East Bay* 2-1 W 17-17 130 Nic Nottingham (W, 4-2) Apr. 22 CSU-East Bay* 8-1 L 17-18 350 Adam Beebe (L, 0-2) Apr. 23 CSU-East Bay* 8-4 L 17-19 250 Tye Sundlee (L, 4-5) * Northwest Conference Home games in Bold Face

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Willamette Individual Records Bearcat Baseball 2007 Career Offense

Career Pitching

At Bats 508.... Scott Bigham......... 1985-88

Appearances 68...... Mike Corey....1994, ‘96-’98

Runs 107.... Scott Bigham......... 1985-88

Complete Games 25...... Matt Kosderka....... 1995-98

Hits 166.... Jay Mende.............. 1985-88

Games Started 48...... Abe Cohen............. 1994-97

Batting Average .378... Norm Hardy........... 1973-76

Innings Pitched 350.1... Matt Kosderka..... 1995-98

Doubles 35...... Ryan Flynn............ 1994-97

Batters Faced 1,562... Matt Kosderka..... 1995-98

Triples 8........ Tom Moore............ 1975-78 8........ Jim Kniffin............. 1976-79

Strikeouts 265.... Matt Kosderka....... 1995-98

Home Runs 21...... Grant Trenbeath..... 1990-93 Sacrifices 27...... Brad Cox................ 1996-98 Runs Batted In 137.... Ryan Hazelbaker.... 1997-00 Stolen Bases 41...... Gary Preston.......... 1984-87

Career Defense Putouts 717.... Derek Lamprecht... 1990-93 Assists 373.... Matt Johnson......... 2003-06

Wins 30...... Matt Kosderka....... 1995-98 Saves 23...... Mike Corey....1994, ‘96-’98 Earned Run Average 2.27... Mike Corey....1994, ‘96-’98

Season Offense

Batting Average .455... Norm Hardy...................176 At Bats 169.... Nik Lubisich................2001 Runs 61...... Burke Eathorne............1998

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Season Defense Putouts 359.... John Cox......................2005 Assists 127.... Danny Aguilar.............2001

Season Pitching

Appearances 21...... Mike Corey..................1994 Complete Games 10...... Matt Kosderka.............1997 10...... Nik Lubisich................2001

Hits 64...... Mitch Gregg................1999

Games Started 14...... Mike Neilson...............1992 14...... Abe Cohen...................1997 14...... Nick Lubisich..............2001

Doubles 17...... Ryan Flynn..................1996

Innings Pitched 102.1... Matt Kosderka...........1998

Triples 5........ Tom Moore..................1977 5........ Nik Lubisich................2000

Batters Faced 448...... Matt Kosderka...........1998

Home Runs 13...... Tony Barron.................1987

Matt Johnson (2003-06) set a Willamette record by earning 373 assists during his career.

Kelly Gilmore led the nation with 44 walks in 36 games as a junior last season.

Strikeouts 109.... Matt Kosderka.............1998

Runs Batted In 58...... Robin Heath.................1998

Wins 10...... Matt Kosderka.............1998 10...... Nik Lubisich................2001

Sacrifices 20...... Ritchie Price................1978

Saves 11....... Mike Corey..................1994

Stolen Bases 28...... Denny Helt..................1976

Earned Run Average 1.24... Abe Cohen...................1996

Willamette was 31-12 in 1998 and went 29-16 in 2001. The Bearcats won the NWC title both seasons.

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Willamette Season Outlook Bearcat Baseball 2007 The Bearcats return a significant portion of the 2006 Willamette squad that featured a large number of underclassmen. Returning senior starters Kelly Gilmore, Matt Rasmussen, and Grant Yamaguchi will lead a young group of players. Willamette will start three seniors, two juniors and four sophomores as the Bearcats begin the year. The team has shown a relentless work ethic in practice and Head Coach Matt Allison calls it the “funnest group on the field” in his 19 seasons coaching at the collegiate level. With only five seniors graduating at the end of the 2007 season, there is optimism that the Bearcat baseball team will be able to establish a solid reputation over the next several years. Allison, now in his fourth season with the Bearcats, hopes to guide Willamette to a tophalf finish in the Northwest Conference this spring. WU has the potential to challenge the top teams in the NWC, and will have a great chance to do so when the Bearcats host defending champion George Fox University in a three-game series Mar. 3-4. The series with GFU begins a stretch in which Willamette will play 10 of 13 games at home. The Bearcats are slated to open the season on Saturday, Feb. 3 with a home game against crosstown rival Corban College, followed by a doubleheader against Lewis & Clark College at Tigard HS in Tigard, Ore. Willamette’s home schedule continues with the George Fox series three weeks later. Last year, the Bearcats were 17-19 overall, including 11-13 in the NWC. The following is a position-by-position look at Willamette’s 2007 baseball team.

Pitching This year’s group of pitchers has a wealth of experience, with juniors Tye Sundlee and Clint Moran anchoring the pitching staff. Last year, Sundlee tied for the team lead with four wins, led Willamette with 68 2/3 innings pitched and ranked first on the team with 51 strikeouts. He earned a complete-game win against Pacific University in Willamette’s 9-1 win on Mar. 18. Page 20

Tye Sundlee throws to the plate. Last year, he struck out 51 batters in 68 2/3 innings.

Moran, the Bearcats’ lone returning southpaw pitcher, was needed in several roles last season, but will be called upon to give quality innings as a starter this year. Moran had quality outings against Occidental and Whitworth in 2006. One of the strengths of Willamette baseball this season is junior closer Matt Bicocca. He led the Northwest Conference with six saves a year ago. During the football season, Bicocca is Willamette’s starting place-kicker and Moran is the team’s top punter. Sophomore right-hander Kelsey Nakata was another valuable member of last year’s bullpen. Nakata was 3-0, and a 2.31 ERA. He will be called upon late in games again this season. Another key pitcher on this year’s team is sophomore Jarrid Summers. He appeared in eight games last season and held opponents to a miniscule .212 batting average. Other returning players on the WU pitching staff are junior Ryan Smith and sophomores Jimmy Meuel and Tim Mitchell. Smith started two games in 2006 to gain valuable experience that will help him this season. Meuel pitched just two innings in 2006, but gained valuable playing time during the junior varsity season. Mitchell also was a strong contributor to the junior varsity squad last year. Freshmen on the current roster who will contribute valuable innings to the Bearcats this

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Willamette Season Outlook Bearcat Baseball 2007 season are right-hander Scott Martin and lefthander Stephen Lane. The Willamette pitching staff has worked hard in the off-season. The success of the staff will be determined by the ability of each pitcher to keep control and to throw strikes consistently.

Catcher For the second straight season, the Bearcats will need to replace their starting catcher from the previous year. The two players competing for the starting job in 2007 are sophomore Dan Maslanik and freshman Zach Kimball. Maslanik had only eight varsity at bats as a freshman, but caught almost every inning of the junior varsity season. He has improved significantly since stepping onto campus. Kimball, from Mesa, Ariz., is a talented freshman, who impressed coaches with his efforts during fall practice.

Infield Coach Allison believes the strongest part of the 2007 Bearcats will be the team’s infield defense. Senior shortstop Matt Rasmussen will anchor the middle of the infield. Rasmussen batted .268 in 2006, but played in just 18 games before suffering an injury against Pacific. D a v i d

Kyle Stalker waits for a pitch. Stalker led the Bearcats with nine home runs in 2006.

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Tufo, a sophomore this season, started half of the Bearcats’ games at third base last year. He batted .260 and played well at the “hot corner.” Graduated senior Matt Johnson started every game at second base in 2006. He will be replaced by sophomore Ellis Webster, who started 15 games at shortstop a year ago. The coaches feel the double play combination of Rasmussen and Webster might be the best in the conference this season. Senior Grant Yamaguchi and sophomore Kyle Stalker will man first base. Yamaguchi was a starter in 33 games in 2006 and batted .300 for the Bearcats with five home runs. Stalker hit nine homers in 28 games to finish ninth in the country with 0.32 homers per game. He also hit .309 and tied for the team lead with 32 RBIs. Providing valuable depth in the infield will be senior Ryan Peterson, junior Kiel Wood, and sophomores Jack McGee, Emilio Solano and Kirk Struble. Junior Jared Myers and freshman Andrew Ross will add depth at third base.

Outfield Both senior Kelly Gilmore and junior Sean Anderson started every game last season in the outfield for Willamette. Gilmore led the team in hitting at .333 and on-base percentage at .515. He also had the unique distinction of leading the country in walks per game at the NCAA Division III level, after recording 44 walks in 36 games (1.22 walks per game). Anderson will once again man center field, after batting .262 and tying for the team lead with 29 runs. The most competitive position this fall was left field, where junior Colin Young, senior Ty Eriksen and sophomore Colin Clark battled for the job. All three played platoon roles in 2006, but were able to improve significantly thanks to last year’s junior varsity schedule. Also providing strong depth in the outfield will be sophomore Jordan Roberts. A diligent worker, Roberts was a late-inning defensive specialist in 2006. Freshman James Perez from the WU football team will supply the Bearcats with quality speed off the bench.


Willamette University 2007 Baseball Schedule Date Feb.

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

Opponent 3 Corban

10 11 17 18 24 25

at Lewis & Clark#* (DH) at Lewis & Clark#* at Pomona-Pitzer (DH) at CSU-San Marcos at CSU-East Bay (DH) at CSU-East Bay

Mar. 3 George Fox* (DH) Mar. 4 George Fox* Mar. 9 Menlo Mar. 10 Menlo Mar. 11 Menlo

Location

Time

Salem, OR

12 p.m.

Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem,

11 12 3 3 12

Tigard, OR Tigard, OR Pomona, CA San Marcos, CA Hayward, CA Hayward, CA OR OR OR OR OR

a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Walla Walla, WA 12 p.m. Walla Walla, WA 12 p.m.

Mar. 31 at Puget Sound* (DH) Apr. 1 at Puget Sound* Apr. 3 at Corban

Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA Salem, OR

Apr. Apr.

6 Pacific Lutheran* (DH) 7 Pacific Lutheran*

Apr. 10 vs. Western Oregon% Apr. 14 at Linfield* (DH) Apr. 15 at Linfield* Apr. 17 Corban Apr. 21 Pacific* (DH) Apr. 22 Pacific*

Apr. 25 vs. Corban% Apr. 26 vs. Lewis & Clark% May 17-21 NCAA Regional

Salem, OR Salem, OR

So., Pitcher

11 a.m. 12 p.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Mar. 17 at Whitman* (DH) Mar. 18 at Whitman*

Mar. 24 Whitworth* (DH) Mar. 25 Whitworth*

Kelsey Nakata

12 p.m. 12 p.m.

12 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m.

Salem, OR Salem, OR

12 p.m. 12 p.m.

Salem, OR Salem, OR Salem, OR

4 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m.

Clint Moran

Jr., Pitcher

Keizer, OR 7 p.m. McMinnville, OR 12 p.m. McMinnville, OR 12 p.m.

Keizer, OR 6 p.m. Keizer, OR 6 p.m. May 26-30 NCAA Finals

Home games (Bold Face) played at Roy “Spec” Keene Stadium * Northwest Conference # At Tigard High School % At Volcanoes Stadium

Sean Anderson

Jr., Center Field

Northwest Conference Champions 1930, 1931, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1969, 1979, 1986, 1998, 2001 *Co-Champions The Bearcats

Matt Rasmussen

Sr., Shortstop Michael Smith

Jr., Wing


2007 Bearcat Baseball  

2007 Willamette University Baseball media guide

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