University of the ozarks 2017 Baseball Media Guide

Championship tradition.

ASC Championship Tournament: 2007, 2008, 2009

9 Academic All-Americans

Highest National Ranking: #14 (D3Baseball.com)

10 ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region Team Members

Celebrate The Success.
Head Coach Aaron Gentry and Assistant Coach Nathan Bacon
  • 1 Quinten Parker
  • 2 Alex Smith
  • 3 AJ Chalupa
  • 4 Andrew Beck
  • 5 Dakota Ebarb
  • 6 Jake Smith
  • 7 Evan Castleberry
  • 8 Luke Vera
  • 9 Zach Walker
  • 10 Jacob Barker
  • 11 Keaton Ramsey
  • 12 Jaret Milligan
  • 13 Brady Taylor
  • 14 Tre Crockett
  • 15 Ely Gordon
  • 16 Zac Jones
  • 17 Benjamin Hall
  • 18 Justin Crider
  • 19 Patrick Mixon
  • 20 Fielder Dufrene
  • 21 Josh Woolly
  • 22 Bobby Ketterer
  • 23 Bryce Elder
  • 24 Jake Herrel
  • 25 Reid Maddox
  • 26 Dylan McLemore
  • 27 Patrick Clifford
  • 28 RJ Oliver
  • 29 Gabriel Rodriguez
  • 30 Chase Edwards
  • 31 Jack Waggoner
  • 32 Sean Harcrow
  • 33 Edwin Rodriguez
  • 34 Michael Justice Carrion
  • 35 Jake Holland
  • 36 Andrew Mashburn
  • 37 Hayden Keller
  • 38 Gyeongju Kim
  • 39 Dalton Spurgeon
  • 40 Jordan Jones
  • Tate Ferguson
  • Hank Hill
  • Tristian Leonard
  • Tyler Vernon

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SENIORS

#4 Andrew Beck

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 195
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Conway, Ark.
  • High School: St Joseph HS
  • Position: OF
  • 2016: Named to the All-ASC First Team. Had a 22-game hit-streak during the season, hitting .494 during that stretch. Recorded 14 multiple-hit games and posted six three-hit games. Against Westminster College February 20, went 5-for-5 with four RBI. Homered and drove in three runs against Hendrix College February 24. For his career, he ranks third at Ozarks in batting (.369), fifth in doubles (32) and third in triples (5). His 18 doubles in 2015 are the second-most in a season at Ozarks.
  • 2015: Named to the All-Conference First Team and D3Baseball.com All-Region Third Team. Finished among the ASC’s top-10 in batting (.385), hits (57), triples (2), doubles (18), total bases (82), on-base percentage (.424) and slugging percentage (.554). Led the team in the aforementioned categories as well as RBI (21). Owned a 17-game hit streak during the season and is second all-time in doubles in a season with 18. Posted 17 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games. Went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI against Howard Payne March 2. Had three or more hits in six different games. Posted back-to-back four-hit games in April. Went 4-for-5 with 3 doubles against Hendrix April 21. Drove in 3 runs against Ecclesia. Drew 2 walks four different times. Had 30 hits and hit .416 in the month of April. Recorded three four-hit games during the season. Scored three runs against Hendrix College April 21. On the mound, appeared 4 times and finished with 13.0 innings. Posted a 0-2 record.
  • 2014: Named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team as a short stop and pitcher. Finished second on the team in batting (.308), RBI (31), total bases (58), doubles (9) and runs (24). Led the team with 6 sacrifice flies and 2 triples. His 2 triples tied a program record. One of only two players to start in all 40 games. Posted 12 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games. Had a triple and 4 RBI against Hendrix College April 9. Went 3-for-6 with 4 RBI against Mary Hardin-Baylor March 21. Scored 3 runs against Augsburg. Drew 3 walks against East Texas Baptist. Drove in 3 runs in series game three against East Texas Baptist. On the mound, finished fifth in the conference with 3 saves. Tossed 23.0 innings and posted a 5.48 ERA. Had 2 strike outs against five opponents. Did not allow an earned run in 4.0 innings of work against Texas-Tyler. Threw 2.0 innings against Mississippi College and did not give up an earned run.
  • St. Joseph HS: Led team to the 2013 state championship and was named the game’s MVP. Earned All-State honors after hitting .578 and posting a .634 on-base percentage his senior season. On the mound, went 8-1 with a 1.30 ERA. Named conference MVP his senior season. Was also All-State and played in the Arkansas High School All-Star Game for basketball.

#34 Michael Justice Carrion

  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 230
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Panama City, Panama
  • High School: Reinhardt College
  • Position: 1B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in one game and played in three. Had seven at bats.
  • Cescal Academy: Played 45 games in two years. Had 44 hits in 144 at-bats to post a .306 batting average. Recorded 9 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs, and 27 RBI. Had an OBP of .367 with 14 walks and 17 runs scored. Posted a .521 slugging percentage.

#7 Evan Castleberry

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 180
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Bryant, Ark.
  • High School: Arkansas Baptist HS
  • Position: 3B/1B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Made seven starts. Hit .281 with a double and 5 RBI. Went 2-for-4 with a double against Hendrix. Drove in a pair of runs against East Texas Baptist. Finished 2-for-4 against Louisiana College.
  • 2015: Led team with 2 home runs. Played in 21 games with 15 starts. Finished with 11 hits and 6 RBI. Went 3-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI against Hendrix April 21. Drove in a pair of runs against Ecclesia. Had a two-hit performance against East Texas Baptist April 25. Drew 2 walks against Concordia February 22.
  • 2014: Did not see action of the varsity team.
  • Arkansas Baptist HS: Hit a team-high .353 with 5 doubles and 8 RBI en route to earning All-Conference his senior season. Led the team with 24 hits and 20 runs. Had eight multiple-hit games during the season, including a pair of 3-for-4 performances. Earned the team’s Total Release Award and received the National Student Scholar Award for baseball.

#1 Quinten Parker

  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 195
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Gravette, Ark.
  • High School: Gravette HS
  • Position: C/OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Appeared in two games. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Played in 7 games with 4 starts. Went 2-for-3 with a run against Ecclesia. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2014: Did not see action.
  • Gravette HS: Hit .327 with 12 RBI and 7 steals as a senior. Also scored 13 runs and recorded 16 hits. Named All-Conference and team MVP his senior campaign.

#11 Keaton Ramsey

  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 180
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Sheridan, Ark.
  • High School: Sheridan HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Tied for the team-lead with eight starts. Threw one complete game. Finished third on the team in innings pitched (44.1). Ranked second on the team in strikeouts (27). Made 11 appearances and posted a 1-3 record. Struck out a combined seven in back-to-back outings in February. Went 6.2 innings and did not allow an earned run against Austin College. Fanned seven in 6.0 innings against Hendrix College. Threw a five-hitter against Williams Baptist to pick up the win. In 7.0 innings, did not allow an earned run in that game. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Tossed 19.0 innings in 7 appearances. Finished with a 2-2 record. Started in 3 games. Received the win against Rhodes College tossing 3.2 innings, fanning 2 and limiting opponent to no earned runs. Threw a complete game to receive a win against Ecclesia. Issued just 1 walk and struck out 2 in that game. Allowed only 5 hits in the game. Issued 5 walks all season. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2014: Made 3 appearances on the mound. Tossed a season-high 1.2 innings against Augsburg.
  • Sheridan HS: Went 4-4 on the mound and owned a 2.92 ERA his senior season. In 60.0 innings of work, fanned 28 batters. At the plate, owned a .250 average. Named All-State and All-Conference and made the State All-Tournament Team as a senior. Earned a spot in the Central Arkansas All-Star Baseball Classic game.

#2 Alex Smith

  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 155
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Springdale, Ark.
  • High School: Springdale HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 13 games. Stole five bases and drove in five runs. Owned a .963 fielding percentage. Went 2-for-5 with an RBI against Westminster. Drove in a run and scored a run against Louisiana College. Also had a steal and a walk in that game.
  • 2015: Ranked second on the team in batting (.311). Led the team with 8 steals. Played in 35 games with 31 starts. Ranked third on the team in hits (32) and runs (16). Owned a .985 fielding percentage. Recorded 1 triple. Had seven multiple-hit games. Went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs against Sul Ross State. Had a 3-for-4 performance against Ecclesia. Also scored 3 runs and stole 2 bases in that game.
  • 2014: Played in 27 games with 12 starts. Led the team with 7 steals. Scored 12 runs. Drove in a pair of runs against Augsburg and Mary Hardin-Baylor. Scored 2 runs against Mary Hardin-Baylor and LeTourneau.
  • Springdale HS: Played at Springdale High School.

#6 Jake Smith

  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 200
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Grapevine, Ark.
  • High School: Sheridan HS/UAM
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 9 games and played in 13. Owned a 1.000 fielding percentage. Had a two-hit game against Ecclesia College.
  • 2015: Started in 16 games and played in 22. Drove in 6 runs. Owned a .988 fielding percentage. Had 2 sacrifice flies, including game-winning RBI against Mary Hardin-Baylor. Went 2-for-3 with 2 runs and an RBI against LeTourneau. Also went 2-for-3 against Birmingham Southern. Scored a run in five straight games. Drew 2 walks against Howard Payne.
  • Sheridan HS: Hit .418 with 27 RBI and 21 runs his senior season. Also had 44 hits. Earned All-State, All-Conference and played in the Central Arkansas All-Star Classic during his prep career. Helped team to state championship game his senior season. Team also won the conference championship that season. As a sophomore, helped team to state tournament.

#8 Luke Vera

  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 175
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Bentonville, Ark.
  • High School: Bentonville HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Appeared in four games and tossed 4.1 innings. Struck out three in 2.0 innings against McMurry. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Appeared in 5 games and made 1 start. Finished with 8.1 innings and 5 strikeouts. Went 4.0 innings and struck out 3 against Ecclesia in his only start of the season. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2014: Appeared in 1 game and tossed 1.0 inning.
  • Bentonville HS: Played at Bentonville High School.

The Players

Juniors

#10 Jacob Barker

  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 150
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Russellville, Ark.
  • High School: Russellville HS/Ecclesia College
  • Position: RHP/INF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Led the team with four saves. Finished tied for fifth in conference in saves. Tied for the team-lead in appearances with 14. Owned a 5.14 ERA in 21.0 innings of work. Opened the season with 5.1 scoreless innings of relief. Picked up saves in his first two appearances. Collected his first win after tossing two innings of relief against Westminster. Had two strikeouts in that game. Did not allow a walk until his fifth appearance.
  • Russellville HS: Hit .365 as a senior with 31 RBI and 2 home runs. Named to All-Conference and made the All-State Tournament Team as a senior and senior. Helped team to a state championship as a senior.

#27 Patrick Clifford

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 210
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
  • High School: South Grand Prairie HS
  • Position: 1B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Made 17 starts and played in 18 games. Posted three doubles and one home run to record 17 RBI. Hit .243 with 23 total bases. Recorded 74 putouts with four assists and no errors for a 1.000 fielding percentage. Had four multiple-hit games. Went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI against McMurry. Had six total bases in that game. Had seven multiple-RBI games. Drove in three runs on a 2-for-5 performance against LaGrange.
  • 2015: Hit .237 with a homer and 5 RBI in 16 games. Had 11 starts. Owned a 1.000 fielding percentage. Had a hit and a walk in debut against Rhodes. Went 2-for-4 against LeTourneau. Finished with a hit and a run against Ecclesia.
  • South Grand Prairie HS: Hit .307 with 5 home runs and 29 RBI his senior season. Totaled 70 hits and scored 13 runs that season.

#18 Justin Crider

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 175
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas
  • High School: Liberty HS/Colorado Christian
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 29 games and played in 33. Finished second on the team in runs (22) and tied for the team-lead in triples (3). Led the team with four sacrifice hits and six stolen bases. Finished third on the team in RBI (15) and second in walks (10). Hit .276 with four doubles and one home run. Had seven multiple-hit games, all with two hits. Drove in three runs with two hits against Texas-Tyler. Drew three walks and tripled in two runs in the next game against Texas-Tyler. Posted two doubles against Hendrix. Homered against Howard Payne.
  • Liberty HS: Hit .311 as a senior. Named First Team All-District as a junior and senior. Helped team to a regional championship.

#40 Jordan Jones

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 170
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Searcy, Ark.
  • High School: Searcy HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in five games and played in 10. Scored five runs. Recorded two hits, two runs and two RBI against Ecclesia College.
  • 2015: Played in 9 games with 3 starts. Recorded 2 sacrifice hits and 2 steals. Went 1-for-2 with a run and double against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Searcy HS: Named Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.

#37 Hayden Keller

  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 155
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Springdale, Ark.
  • High School: Har-Ber HS
  • Position: LHP
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • 2016: Tied for the team-lead with 14 appearances. Posted a 1-1 record and a 4.66 ERA. Threw 29.0 innings and struck out 12. Had two starts. Picked up the win against Hendrix College after tossing four innings and allowing just one run. Struck out three in 5.1 innings of work against Ecclesia College. Did not allow an earned run in appearance against Texas Dallas. Allowed only one earned run in each of his final three appearances.
  • 2015: Finished with a 1-1 record in 10 appearances. Tossed 17.0 innings. Went 5.0 innings and did not allow a run against Millsaps. Did not allow an earned run in two other appearances. Fanned 2 in four different appearances.
  • Har-Ber HS: Played at Har-Ber High School.

#22 Bobby Ketterer

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 160
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Bandera, Texas
  • High School: Bandera HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Led the team with a 4.20 ERA. Made 10 appearances and tossed 15.0 innings. Struck out three in 2.0 innings of work against Hendrix College. Allowed only one earned run in first three appearances. Allowed only four hits during four game stretch in March and April. Named to the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2015: Appeared in 7 games and finished with 6.1 innings. Fanned 10. In 2.0 innings of work against Texas-Tyler, struck out 4. In his next outing against Texas-Dallas, struck out 3. Did not allow an earned run in 2 appearances against Texas-Dallas. Threw one hitless inning against Texas-Dallas.
  • Bandera HS: Posted a 3-4 record in 47.1 innings of work his senior season. Finished with a 3.65 ERA and 44 strike outs. Named to the All-District Second Team as a senior. Earned All-District Honorable Mention his sophomore campaign.

#9 Zach Walker

  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 140
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
  • High School: Brewer HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • 2016: Started in 24 games and played in 26. Hit .271 with 8 RBI and 23 hits. Stole three bases. Posted a .985 fielding percentage. Had eight multiple-hit games. Went 2-for-3 with two RBI against East Texas Baptist. Drove in two runs against Concordia. Scored twice against Texas-Tyler.
  • 2015: Started in 18 games and played in 28. Hit .262 with 3 doubles and 20 total bases. Recorded 4 sacrifice hits, tying him for first on the team. Went 3-for-4 with a double against Sul Ross State and Hendrix. Drew a pair of walks against Ecclesia. Finished 2-for-4 with 2 runs against Hardin-Simmons. Had five multiple-hit games.
  • Brewer HS: Named to the Honorable Mention All-District Team and team Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Earned Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and team Most Valuable Player as a freshman.

the players

Sophomores

#20 Fielder Dufrene

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 160
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Clinton, Ark.
  • High School: Clinton HS
  • Position: SS
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 39 games hitting .269 with 12 RBI and 12 runs. Totaled 39 hits and two sacrifice hits. Had nine multiple-hit games. Went 5-for-8 against Ecclesia College. Went 6-for-10 in three-game series against Mary Hardin-Baylor. Drove in two runs against three different opponents. Had a 4-for-5 performance against Louisiana College. Had four games with three or more hits. Had five total bases in back-to-back games.
  • Clinton HS: Hit .410 with 18 RBI and 12 runs as a senior. Also had 25 hits and 7 steals. Finished career with a .375 batting average. Two-time All-State performer and a four-time All-Conference player. Helped team to a district championship his freshman and senior season.

#5 Dakota Ebarb

  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 195
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Lavon, Texas
  • High School: Community HS
  • Position: 3B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 22 games and ranked second on the team in batting (.318). Led the team with six doubles. Had 25 hits and 12 RBI. Ranked second on the team with a .413 slugging percentage. Owned a .371 on-base percentage. Recorded one triple. Had seven multiple-hit games. Posted three hits in four games. Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Drove in five runs in three-game series against East Texas Baptist. Had two doubles and three hits against Texas-Tyler. Had five total bases in two different games.
  • Community HS: Hit .445 with 2 home runs his senior season. Named to the All-District Second Team as a junior. Earned district’s Offensive MVP as a senior. Made the Academic All-State Team and earned the US Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award his senior campaign. Helped his team to a Bi-District championship his final year.

Tate Ferguson

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 170
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Berryville, Ark.
  • High School: Berryville HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

#15 Ely Gordon

  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 265
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Portland, Texas
  • High School: Gregory-Portland HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Led the team with four wins after finishing 4-5 on the mound. Led the team with 28 strikeouts. Finished second on the team in innings pitched (48.1). Tied for the team-lead in games started (8). Had a 5.40 ERA in 11 appearances. Opened collegiate career with a five-hitter in 8.0 innings against LaGrange to receive win. Collected his second win in second outing. Fanned five in his third outing. Tossed 3.1 innings to receive the win against Texas-Tyler. Struck out six against Louisiana College. Picked up a win in relief against Ecclesia College. Threw a one-hitter in 4.1 innings of work against McMurry. Allowed only one earned run against Howard Payne in 6.0 innings.
  • Gregory-Portland HS: Hit .364 with 4 home runs and 35 hits his senior season. Named to the preseason All South Texas Honorable Mention Team. Helped team to playoffs twice during prep career.

#17 Benjamin Hall

  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 150
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
  • High School: Austin Lathrop HS
  • Position: 2B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Lathrop HS: Hit .591 with 23 RBI and 32 runs as a senior. Also recorded 24 steals and 39 hits. Owned a .757 slugging percentage. Named All-State, All-Conference and MaxPreps Northwest Player of the Week during prep career.

#16 Zac Jones

  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 175
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Blue Eye, Mo.
  • High School: Blue Eye R-5 HS
  • Position: C/INF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Started in 35 games hitting .279 with five doubles and 16 RBI. Recorded 36 hits, fourth most on the team. His 16 RBI tied for second most on the team. Ranked second on the team with 13 walks. His 16 runs ranked third on the team. Had 41 total bases. Recorded ten multiple-hit games. Drove in three runs against Texas-Tyler and Louisiana College. Totaled five hits and five RBI in three-game series against Texas-Tyler.
  • Blue Eyey HS: Hit .533 with 14 RBI and 18 runs as a senior. Recorded 32 hits and 12 steals. Named First Team All-District and All-Conference his junior and senior year. Named Second Team All-Conference as a junior.

Tristian Leonard

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 150
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Fort Gibson, Okla.
  • High School: Fort Gibson HS
  • Position: C/OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

#26 Dylan McLemore

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 180
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Osceola, Ark.
  • High School: Rivercrest HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Went 1-0 in 19.1 innings of work. Made 13 appearances and finished with a 4.66 ERA. Struck out 12 on the year. Picked up the win against Ecclesia College after tossing 4.2 innings and giving up just one hit. Struck out three in that game. Threw 1.1 hitless innings against Concordia. Did not allow an earned run in final two outings.
  • Rivercrest HS: Hit .440 with 22 RBI and 3 home runs as a senior. Also recorded 30 hits. On the mound, went 9-1 with a 2.80 ERA in 57.0 innings of work. Had 74 strikeouts and two no-hitters. Named All-State and All-Region his senior season. Four-time All-Conference performer. Earned a spot on the Jonesboro Sun and Blytheville Courier News First Team. Helped team to four straight conference championships. Led team to a 10-0 conference record and a regional championship his senior campaign. Team won three district championships during prep career.

#28 RJ Oliver

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 170
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Bowie, Texas
  • High School: Bowie HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Bowie HS: Hit .315 with 26 RBI and 14 steals. Also scored 20 runs and owned a .477 on-base percentage his senior year. Named All-District and was a North Texas Unsung Hero. Helped team to a district and bi-district championship.

#33 Edwin Rodriguez

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 160
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • High School: IMG Academy
  • Position: INF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • IMG Academy: Hit .313 with 15 RBI. Owned an .650 on-base percentage and stole 10 bases.

#29 Gabriel Rodriguez

  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 140
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Cagaus, Puerto Rico
  • High School: Coral Glades HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • 2016: Started in 11 games and played in 16. Had seven total bases. Drew 10 walks, third-most on the team. Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage. Recorded three stolen bases. Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Howard Payne. Drew two walks against Austin College and Texas-Tyler. Scored five runs in final six games played.

#39 Dalton Spurgeon

  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 200
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • High School: Lee's Summit HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Posted a 1-1 record in 9 appearances. Started in two games and tossed 14.1 innings. Picked up the win against East Texas Baptist after tossing 1.0 innings in relief. Did not allow a run in first collegiate appearance against Westminster. Followed that performance by not allowing a run against East Texas Baptist. Tossed a season-high 4.1 innings against Williams Baptist. Threw a hitless inning against two different opponents.
  • KL Mets Summer Team: Finished with a 2.47 ERA and a 4-3 record.

#13 Brady Taylor

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 145
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Plano, Texas
  • High School: Plano West HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2016: Named to the All-ASC Honorable Mention Team. Posted a 2-4 record in 12 appearances and 42.1 innings of work. Struck out 24 while owning a 4.89 ERA. Named ASC Pitcher of the Week after tossing a three-hit complete game shutout against Mary Hardin-Baylor March 19. In that game, issued only one walk over seven innings and allowed just five base runners. Fanned a season-best six against Texas-Tyler April 15.
  • Plano West HS: Finished with a 2.97 ERA and a 2-7 record. Named to the All-District Second Team as a senior. Helped team to a co-district championship and a regional championship as a sophomore.

Tyler Vernon

  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 190
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Benton, Ark.
  • High School: Benton HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Benton HS: Hit .302 with 6 RBI and 10 runs as a senior. Also had 19 hits and 2 steals. Went 1-0 with 6 saves in 11.1 innings of work. Posted a 1.85 ERA. Named Outstanding Player as a senior. Helped team to the state championship game his senior season. Helped team to conference championship his final year.

The players

Newcomers

#3 AJ Chalupka

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 200
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
  • High School: Hesston College/Flower Mound HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Hesston JC: AJ is a transfer from Hesston Junior College. During his time at Hesston, AJ served in multiple roles on the pitching staff.

#14 Tre Crockett

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 185
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Sherman, Texas
  • High School: Sherman HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Sherman HS: Tre served as a relief pitcher for Sherman high school.

#30 Chase Edwards

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 215
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
  • High School: Horizon Community Learning Center
  • Position: INF
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • Chase started 86 games during his high school career. He hit for a combined average of .536. He finished his senior year hitting .710.
  • American Family Insurance All-State Team Division 4 presented by AzCentral.com – DH
  • All-Tribune Baseball First Team presented by the East Valley Tribune – OF
  • Arizona Baseball Coaches Association (AzBCA) Division 4 All-State 1st Team – OF
  • Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Coaches' Poll Division 4 All-Division 1st Team – Position Player
  • AIA Coaches' Poll Division 4, Section 5 All-Section 1st Team – Position Player
  • AzBCA Division 4/5 All-Star Game North Team – 3B/P
  • Sports360AZ Arizona All-Academic Baseball Team presented by Rockin' Refuel – P
  • Horizon Honors High School Varsity Baseball Offensive Player of the Year
  • MaxPreps/USA Baseball Southwest Player of the Week for April 18-24, 2016
  • Top 10 American Family Insurance All-USA Arizona Baseball Performers of the Week (#9), April 11-16, 2016 presented by AzCentral.com

#23 Bryce Elder

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 205
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Ottawa, Kan.
  • High School: Hesston College/Ottawa HS
  • Position: C
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Bryce is a transfer from Hesston College where he was named First Team All Region Catcher.

#32 Sean Harcrow

  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 140
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • High School: Lamar HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Lamar HS: During Sean's senior year at Lamar High School he had a 2.38 ERA. He also threw one no-hitter.

#24 Jake Herrel

  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 195
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Greenwood, Ark.
  • High School: Greenwood HS
  • Position: C/INF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

Hank Hill

  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 185
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Keiser, Ark.
  • High School: Rivercrest HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Rivercrest HS: During Hank's high school career he was named All-Conference his junior and senior season.

#35 Jake Holland

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 220
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Stafford, Texas
  • High School: Dulles HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Dulles HS: Jake was named First Team All-District his sophomore and senior season.

#38 Gyeongju Kim

  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 215
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Seoul, Korea
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

#25 Reid Maddox

  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 165
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Searcy, Ark.
  • High School: Harding Academy
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Harding Academy: Reid finished his senior season at Harding Academy with a 1.38 ERA. Named All Conference and earned a spot of the All-State Tournament Team. Set the Arkansas state records in consecutive complete games and shutouts (4). Owns the fifth highest single season win total (13) in state history. Threw the fourth perfect game in state history.

#36 Andrew Mashburn

  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 165
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
  • High School: Bossier Parish CC/Catholic HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

#12 Jaret Milligan

  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 145
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Hillsboro, Ala.
  • High School: East Lawrence HS
  • Position: UT
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

#19 Patrick Mixon

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 190
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Lewisville, Texas
  • High School: Garden City CC/Flower Mound Marcus HS
  • Position: OF
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

#31 Jack Waggoner

  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 175
  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Keller, Texas
  • High School: Byron Nelson HS
  • Position: RHP
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • Byron Nelson HS: Jack was named second team All- District his senior year at Byron Nelson High School

#21 Josh Woolly

  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 160
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Spiro, Okla.
  • High School: Carl Albert JC/Spiro HS
  • Position: 2B
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

2016 statistics & results

program records

Batting Average

  • Cory Briggs - .467 (2008) - Season
  • John Glenn - .382 (2007-08) - Career

On-Base Percentage

  • Todd Koch - .560 (2008) - Season
  • Shawn Adams - .487 (1999-02) - Career

Home Runs

  • Bruce Cameron - 14 (2008) - Season
  • Robby Finnell - 31 (2005-08) - Career

Runs Batted In

  • Robby Finnell - 56 (2008) - Season
  • Robby Finnell - 159 (2005-08) - Career

Stolen Bases

  • Shawn Adams - 21 (2002) - Season
  • Shawn Adams - 48 (1999-02) - Career

Earned Run Average

  • Ian Bryan - 2.27 (2013) - Season
  • Ian Bryan - 2.64 (2010-13) - Career

Wins

  • Curt Dixon - 9 (2008) - Season
  • Curt Dixon - 24 (2005-08) - Career

Strikeouts

  • Curt Dixon - 74 (2008) - Season
  • Todd Koch - 74 (2009) - Season
  • Curt Dixon - 205 (2005-08) - Career

Team Records

  • Most Wins - 32 (2008)
  • Longest Winning Streak - 8 (2008)
  • Highest ASC Winning Percentage - .722 (2008)
  • Most Home Runs - 60 (2008)
  • Most Stolen Bases - 67 (2008)
  • Highest Batting Average - .356 (2008)
  • Lowest Earned Run Average - 4.68 (2013)
  • Most Shutouts - 3 (2007)
  • Highest Fielding Average - .959 (2009)
  • Most Double Plays - 37 (2007)

honors & awards

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

  • 2013 Sam Shook (3rd Team)
  • 2012 Michael Prusator (3rd Team)

Academic All-America (All-District)

  • 2008 Robby Finnell (1st team)
  • 2007 Robby Finnell (1st team)
  • 2006 Brett Hays (1st team)
  • 2006 Robby Finnell (2nd team)
  • 2005 Brett Hays
  • 2002 Shawn Adams
  • 2002 Chance Lawless

ABCA/Rawlings All-America Team

  • 2008 Cory Briggs (2nd team)

ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region Team

  • 2008 Cory Briggs (1st team)
  • 2008 Bruce Cameron (2nd team)
  • 2008 Robby Finnell (2nd team)
  • 2008 Curt Dixon (3rd team)
  • 2007 John Glenn (2nd team)
  • 2007 Robby Finnell (3rd team)
  • 2006 Caleb Hilton (2nd team)
  • 2005 Anthony Brandon (2nd team)
  • 2005 Caleb Hilton (3rd team)
  • 2005 Jedd Kirby (3rd team)

D3baseball.com All-America Team

  • 2008 Bruce Cameron (2nd team)
  • 2008 Robby Finnell (2nd team)

D3Baseball.com All-Region

  • 2015 Andrew Beck (3rd team)
  • 2013 Freddy Prince (2nd team)

year-by-year results

Coaching records

all-time roster

the campus

American southwest conference

ASC Members: Belhaven University, Concordia University Texas, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, LeTourneau University, Louisiana College, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, McMurry University, University of the Ozarks, Sul Ross State University, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at Tyler

ncaa DIVISION iii

The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

athletic success IN 2015-2016

What We wear

2017 schedule

  • Feb. 14 @ Williams Baptist (DH)
  • Feb. 18 vs Millikin University (DH)
  • Feb. 19 vs Millikin University
  • Feb. 24 @ *Louisiana College
  • Feb. 25 @ *Louisiana College (DH)
  • Feb. 28 vs Hendrix College
  • Mar. 3 vs *University of Texas Dallas
  • Mar. 4 vs *University of Texas Dallas (DH)
  • Mar. 10 vs *McMurry University (DH)
  • Mar. 11 vs *McMurry University
  • Mar. 18 vs Grinnell College (DH)
  • Mar. 19 vs Grinnell College
  • Mar. 21 vs Austin College @ Wilburton, Okla.
  • Mar. 24 vs *University of Texas-Tyler
  • Mar. 25 vs *University of Texas-Tyler (DH)
  • Mar. 28 vs Hendrix College
  • Mar. 31 @ *East Texas Baptist University
  • Apr. 1 @ *East Texas Baptist University (DH)
  • Apr. 4 @ Hendrix College
  • Apr. 7 @ *Hardin-Simmons University
  • Apr. 8 @ *Hardin-Simmons University (DH)
  • Apr. 13 @ *Belhaven University
  • Apr. 14 @ *Belhaven University (DH)
  • Apr. 18 @ Hendrix College
  • Apr. 21 @ *Sul Ross State University
  • Apr. 22 @ *Sul Ross State University (DH)
  • Apr. 28 vs *LeTourneau University
  • Apr. 29 vs *LeTourneau University (DH)
  • May 5-7 @ ASC Championship Tournament
  • May 12-13 @ ASC Championship Tournament
  • *American Southwest Conference game

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