Hoosiers Conclude Regular Season at Northwestern in Four-Game Series
Junior Vasili Spanos looks to lead IU to the Big Ten Tournament with a strong performance at Northwestern.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY Baseball Game Notes
HOOSIERS AT NORTHWESTERN
FRIDAY, May 17 3 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 18 1 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 19 1 p.m.
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HOOSIER BASEBALL The 2002 campaign marks the 107th season Indiana has sponsored baseball as a varsity sport. During that time, the Hoosiers have squared off against 270 different opponents.
BIG TEN CONFERENCE Indiana University is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers and the University of Michigan do not meet on this years regular season schedule. The Big Ten tournament is scheduled for May 22-25.
Zach Otte 6-3, 2.42 ERA, 67 IP
Nick Vitielliss 7-0, 3.47 ERA, 62.1 IP
Matt Rice 2-3, 7.53 ERA, 28.2 IP
Jacob Cary 5-5, 6.75 ERA, 65.1 IP
HOOSIERS TAKE SERIES AND TITAN POINT In what was a confusing weekend, the Hoosiers and Boilers got together for a four-game series in West Lafayette, Ind. last weekend. Indiana took the series, but not without two rained out days and a game on Monday and two back in Bloomington on Tuesday. The Hoosiers opened the series on a huge upnote with a 22-hit, 15-run effort in a 15-5 victory over the Boilers on Friday. Junior Vasili Spanos went deep twice (14,15) to lead IU. Sophomore Josh Romero hit a shot off the scoreboard in right and freshman Jay Brant also went deep for the Hoosiers. Junior Jacob Cary picked up the victory and led the Hoosiers in game one. After two rained out days, IU traveled back to West Lafayette on Monday and were promptly shut down 2-0. IU could muster only three hits and were shut out for the first time in the 46 games played in 2002. Senior Zach Otte threw a masterful performance, but it wasnt enough as run support was lacking. Tuesday marked the final day of the series and the Hoosiers showed their might by taking both games, 4-2 & 9-5, at Sembower Field. Spanos hit his 16th homer and sophomore Josh Romero hit the game-winning two-run triple that hit the top of the wall in game two. Junior righthander Nick Vitielliss threw his fourth complete game and tied the school record for single season Big Ten wins with five. He is now 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference this season. IU got back into the chase with the 3-1 series win and improved its overall record to 32-16 while jumping over the .500 mark to 13-12 in the Big Ten Conference. IU and Illinois are currently tied for third in the conference.
THE WILDCATS & THE SERIES Indiana and Northwestern have gotten together on 133 occasions with IU holding a 75-56-2 edge over NU. The teams got together in 2001 at Northwestern and NU took the series 3-1 with all three NU wins by only one run.
NORTHWESTERN LEADERS Northwestern is led by Ken Padgett who is hitting .307 with five homers and 17 RBI. Jason Krynski is the Wildcats top power threat as he has six homers and 21 RBI. NU is batting .272 as a team and carries a 4.62 overall ERA into the series. On the mound, NU is led by Ryan Bos and Gabe Ribas. Bos is 4-5 with a 2.60 ERA in 69.1 innings while Ribas is 4-4 with a 5.40 ERA in 71.2 innings of work.
HOOSIERS RECEIVE VOTES IN POLL For three consecutive weeks, the Hoosier baseball team received votes in a collegiate poll. The Hoosiers received three votes in last weeks Baseball Weekly/ESPN Top 25 College Coaches Poll represented by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
THE STREAK IS SNAPPED Talk about a hitter, Kennard Jones is your classic example. Jones had a team-high 18-game hitting streak snapped this weekend against Purdue. In that span he was 33-76 (.434) with 20 runs, four doubles and five stolen bases. That is his second such streak of the season. Jones also had a 14 game hit streak earlier in the season.
OTTE SITTING PRETTY IN ERA CHASE Fifth-year senior Zach Otte has had a career year in 2002. Not only has he thrown four complete games, but he also has an ERA of 2.42. He has given up 18 earned runs in 67 innings of work and ranks second in the Big Ten. Coming off Tommy John surgery two years ago, Otte says that he feels no repercussions from the surgery and this is his best year.
SPANOS JOINS 100-HIT CLUB Junior third baseman Vasili Spanos notched the 100th hit of his career in Florida against Northern Illinois. The third baseman was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the victory. Spanos, a native of River Forest, Illinois, has registered 145 hits in his career. For the season, Spanos is batting .386 with a conference-leading 16 home runs and 61 RBI.
MILESTONE AFTER MILESTONE FOR BLAKELEY Career milestones are not a new thing for senior Eric Blakeley. Earlier in the season, Blakeley entered Indianas all-time top 20 in stolen bases. He has 34 for his career and nine for this season to sit him alone in 18th all-time. Blakeley also entered the 100-hit club earlier this season. The Hoosier shortstop scored his 100th run in IUs 4-0 win over Illinois. Blakeley now has 119 runs for his career. In addition, Blakeley also knocked in his 100th RBI this season. A home run to left center field in a 14-11 defeat to Ohio State was Blakeley 100th RBI. He also hit a two-run shot to bring his total to 110 for his career. Additionally, Blakeley now has 177 hits for his career. He sits in 17th all-time in the IU record book after garnering six hits against Purdue last weekend.
SPANOS IS TWO-TIME PLAYER OF THE WEEK Junior Vasili Spanos is the seasons first back-to-back winner of the Big Ten Player of the Week honor. The first honor was solo while the second was shared with Mike Sokol of Michigan.
CALKINS REACHES CAREER MILESTONE Junior Mark Calkins has really exploded at the plate this season. Calkins collected the 100th hit of his career in a 4-3 victory over Wright State. Calkins now has 110 hits in his career and is still climbing.
MOVE OVER DEION...ITS HAMDAN TIME Senior first baseman Gibran Hamdan collected his 100th hit in the 3-2 loss against Ohio State. Hamdan hit a two-run home run for his 100th career hit and currently sits on 114. Additionally, Hamdan is also a two-sport star at IU. The Hoosier first baseman not only played in Fridays 3 p.m. game, but also traveled immediately after the baseball game to IUs annual spring football game. He threw the game-winning touchdown for the Crimson team and led them to the victory as the quarterback.
MORGAN NEARING 1,000 With 987 career wins going into the weekend, Indiana head coach Bob Morgan is only 13 victories away from reaching the 1,000-win mark for his career. Morgan, who is the winningest coach in the history of Hoosier baseball, ranks second among all Big Ten head coaches in career victories, behind only Illinois Richard Itch Jones. Jones enters the 2002 campaign with 1,126 career wins. Morgan ranks in the top 20 among all active coaches in both wins and in winning percentage. In fact, in the 26 years Morgan has been a head coach, he has only had one season in which his team did not enjoy a winning season.
SPANOS ENTERS TOP 20...MORE THAN ONCE With career numbers skyrocketing this season, junior Vasili Spanos is benefiting from this strong season. The third baseman has moved into seventh in career home runs with 32, is tied for 12th in extra base hits with 67 and is now tied for 14th with 134 career RBI. The most interesting thing about it is that Spanos still has another season after this year. His numbers will continue to climb.
LITTLE COACH BORN...ONE MORE ON THE WAY IU assistant coach Tony Kestraneks wife gave birth to the couples second child on Monday. A boy, Sammy, was born on Monday weighing 8 pounds and 21 inches in length. Also, assistant coach Jeff Calcaterra and his wife are expecting their first child later this year.
IU'S RECORD WHEN... Scoring 1-4 runs 5-9
Scoring 5+ runs 27-7
Opponent 6 or less runs 28-8
Opponent 7 or more 4-8
IU scores first 22-7
Opponent scores first 10-9
Leading after 6 innings 24-1
Trailing after 6 innings 6-14
Tied after 6 innings 1-1
Leading after 8 innings 18-5
Trailing after 8 innings 0-9
Tied after 8 innings 0-1
Last at-bat wins 2-2
Collecting 1-3 hits 0-1
Collecting 4-6 hits 3-3
Collecting 7-9 hits 8-4
Collecting 10+ hits 22-7
Out-hitting opponents 26-1
Out-hit by opponents 4-13
Hits are tied 1-3
IU is errorless 10-3
Committing one error 12-3
Committing mult. errors 10-10
Opponent is errorless 7-8
Opp. commits one error 11-3
Opp. commits mult. errors 14-5
IU starter gets decision 18-12
IU bullpen gets decision 14-4
One-run games 4-2
Two-run games 3-4
IU hits a home run 19-9
Opp. hits a home run 15-11
Day games 30-14
Night games 2-2
Extra innings 0-1
vs. In-state opponents 7-3
At home 17-7
On the road 8-9
At neutral site 7-0
Big Ten 13-12
Atlantic 10 1-0
Mo. Valley 1-1
Horizon League 5-1
Ivy League 2-0
Metro Atlantic 1-0
Division III 1-0
Days of the Week
By the month
RECORD WATCH Indiana Team Batting Average
Rk Year Hits AB Avg.
1. 1988 623 1756 .355
2. 1992 603 1723 .350
3. 1985 639 2185 .344
4. 2002 536 1591 .337
Single Season Slugging Percentage
1. Mickey Morandini 1986 .844
2. Vasili Spanos 2002 .810
3. Kevin Orie 1992 .783
Single Season Saves
1. Ryan Smith 2002 8
Chris Wilson 1999 8
2. Jeff Cisar 1983 7
Chris Koehler 1992 7
3. Rick Hazelip 1982 6
Single Season Runs
1. Mickey Morandini 1986 90
2. Mike Smith 1992 79
3. Alex Smith 1985 77
4. Kennard Jones 2002 71
5. Mickey Morandini 1988 70
Indiana Career RBI
1. Mike Sabo 85-88 231
14. Vasili Spanos 00-02 134
Indiana Career Home Runs
1. Mike Sabo 85-88 47
Mike Smith 89-92 47
3. Alex Smith 82-86 43
4. Mickey Morandini 85-88 37
5. Bill Mueller 82-85 36
6. Kevin Orie 91-93 34
7. Vasili Spanos 00-02 32
Indiana Single Season Home Runs
1. Mike Smith 1992 27
2. Bill Mueller 1985 23
3. Kevin Orie 1992 20
4. Doug Devore 1999 19
5. Alex Smith 1986 18
6. Vasili Spanos 2002 16
7. Mike Smith 1991 15
Indiana Career Big Ten Home Runs
1. Mike Smith 89-92 27
Vasili Spanos 00-02 18
Indiana Single Season Big Ten Home Runs
1. Mike Smith 1992 14
2. Bill Mueller 1985 10
3. Kevin Orie 1992 9
4. Doug Devore 1999 8
5. Vasili Spanos 2002 7
Vasili Spanos 2001 7
Roger Rodeheader 1998 7
Indiana Career Big Ten Triples
1. Phil Dauphin 88-90 10
5. Jason Williams 97-00 4
Robert Johnson 78-79 4
Eric Blakeley 99-02 4
Frank OConnell 98-99 4
HOOSIERS AT THE PLATE
Multiple Hit Games Name 2 3 4 5+ Total
Kennard Jones 20 7 1 1 29
Eric Blakeley 15 4 1 - 20
Vasili Spanos 15 3 - - 18
Gibran Hamdan 9 3 3 - 15
Mark Calkins 9 5 - - 14
Joe Kemp 8 4 - - 12
Kenny Marrs 9 - - - 9
Nick Evans 5 3 1 - 9
Ryan Donley 4 1 1 - 6
Jay Brant 3 2 1 - 6
Josh Romero 3 - - - 3
Bill Geiger 2 - - - 2
Michael Woodside 1 1 - - 2
Cody Wargo 2 - - - 2
Brad DeStefano 1 - - - 1
Brian Bucciarelli 1 - - - 1 Multiple RBI Games Name 2 3 4 5+ Total
Vasili Spanos 8 4 4 1 17
Eric Blakeley 5 6 - 2 13
Gibran Hamdan 5 4 1 - 10
Joe Kemp 4 3 3 - 10
Mark Calkins 3 3 1 1 8
Nick Evans 5 2 1 - 8
Kennard Jones 3 2 - - 5
Jay Brant 4 - 1 - 5
Ryan Donley 3 - - 1 4
Kenny Marrs 4 - - - 4
Jeff Meyrowitz 2 - - - 2
Bill Geiger 1 1 - - 2
Cody Wargo 1 - - - 1
Corby Heckman 1 - - - 1
Mark Minor 1 - - - 1 Hitting Streaks Name Longest Current
Kennard Jones 18 2
Mark Calkins 11 1
Kenny Marrs 11 -
Vasili Spanos 10 1
Eric Blakeley 8 2
Gibran Hamdan 7 2
Joe Kemp 7 -
Nick Evans 6 -
Jay Brant 6 2
Mark Minor 3 -
Jeff Meyrowitz 3 -
Ryan Donley 3 -
Josh Romero 3 3
Corby Heckman 2 -
Brad DeStefano 2 2
Bill Geiger 2 1
Cody Wargo 2 -
Michael Woodside 1 -
Brian Bucciarelli 1 -
IU IN THE NATIONAL RANKS (As of May 12)
Rank AB Hits Avg.
6th 1513 517 .342
Rank G Runs PG
24th 45 371 8.2
Rank Name AB Hits Avg.
21st Kennard Jones 188 80 .426
Individual Earned Run Average
Rank Name IP ER ERA
30th Zach Otte 61 16 2.36
Individual Runs Batted In
Rank Name G RBI PG
26th Vasili Spanos 45 58 1.29
Individual Home Runs
Rank Name G HR PG
29th Vasili Spanos 45 15 0.33
HOOSIER SUPERLATIVES Batting
At bats 50 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
Runs 22 vs. Detroit Mercy (3/23/02)
Hits 25 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
RBI 21 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
Doubles 8 vs. Manhattan (3/11/02)
Triples 4 vs. Taylor (2/18/02)
Home runs 4 vs. Purdue (5/10/02)
Total bases 40 vs. Purdue (5/10/02)
Walks 10 vs. E. Tenn. St. (3/3/02)
Strikeouts 17 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
Sac hits 1 12 games
Sac flies 2 2 times Last: Fairleigh Dickinson (3/16/02)
Stolen bases 5 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
Hit by pitch 5 vs. Yale (3/12/02)
Caught stealing 3 vs. Detroit Mercy (3/24/02)
Runners LOB 14 vs. Butler (3/6/02)
Hit into DP 2 3 times
(Last: vs. Iowa (4/5/02)
Putouts 28 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
Assists 18 vs. Butler (3/6/02)
Errors 5 2 times (Last: vs. Iowa (4/5/02)
Passed balls 1 10 games
DPs turned 4 vs. Butler (3/6/02)
Innings pitched 9.1 vs. Indiana State (4/3/02)
Strikeouts 9 vs. Bucknell (3/10/02)
Hits allowed 3 3 times (Last: vs. Purdue (5/13/02)
Wild pitches 3 vs. E. Tenn. St. (3/1/02)
Hit batters 3 2 times (Last: vs. Illinois (3/30/02)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR... Bob Morgan is 13 wins away from reaching the 1,000-win mark for his career.
Zach Otte will tie the IU single season Big Ten starts record against Northwestern.
Nick Vitielliss is one win away from setting a new IU record in single season Big Ten victories
2002 INDIANA BASEBALL BIO UPDATES 25 Chris Behrens
So. LHP Stafford, Va./Brooke Point H.S.
Has made 10 appearances with one start threw two innings and gave up one run on three hits in 14-4 win over DePauw threw two innings and gave up one run on four hits in 21-1 victory over Manhattan also threw two innings against Detroit Mercy and gave up one run on two hits and struck out two.
3 Eric Blakeley
Sr. SS Greenville, Ohio/Greenville H.S. Senior leader on and off the field has hit a career-high eight homers and has 54 RBI this season hit game-winning home run against Illinois to win series 3-1 has started all 48 games for the Hoosiers at shortstop went 5-10 in sweep of Detroit Mercy hit game-winning RBI single against Ohio State homered twice against Ohio State second on team in stolen bases (9).
29 Pat Boucher
Sr. RHP Pasadena, MD./Charleston Southern
Has made 16 appearances on the mound for the Hoosiers in the 2002 season got the start against Yale and threw four innings and gave up just two runs on three hits picked up his first win of the season against Valparaiso when he threw 2.2 innings and gave up just two runs on three hits earned the decision against Wright State after 2.2 innings of one-run relief made his first career Big Ten start against Purdue.
21 Jay Brant
Fr. 2B Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit
Has started 42 games at second base for the Hoosiers has a .267 average in 131 at-bats hit his first IU home run against Detroit Mercy in a 22-2 victory has five doubles and 10 RBI on the season hit his second home run of the season against Iowa in 17-13 defeat hit his third home run of the season in 15-5 victory at Purdue.
22 Brian Bucciarelli
Fr. OF Hoffman Estates, Ill./Fremd H.S.
Has been utilized in a pinch-hitting role has a .333 avg. in 12 at-bats this season has a double, a walk and a RBI this season has appeared in 10 games in his first season.
2 Mark Calkins
So. OF Portland, Ore./Jesuit H.S.
Is a strong competitor in left field has made 43 starts this season all in left field is fifth on the team with a .344 average in 154 at-bats homered and had five RBI in season opener against Taylor also had a home run and four RBI against Xavier has 36 RBI on the season with 11 doubles, three triples and three homers.
11 Jacob Cary
Jr. RHP Bruceville, Ind./North Knox
Threw a complete game in a 6-4 loss to Illinois has thrown 65.1 innings including two eight inning appearances in Florida had won three straight starts heading into Illinois game threw four innings of scoreless ball against Taylor in 15-0 win had a strong outing in 15-5 victory at Purdue (7.1 IP, 9H, 3ER).
14 Brad DeStefano
Jr. OF Bloomington, Ind./South H.S.
Has appeared in two games and has three hits in his five at-bats has a stolen base and was also hit by a pitch.
13 Ryan Donley
So. OF Oregon, Ohio/Clay H.S.
Has appeared in 23 games with 10 starts went 4-6 against Manhattan with five RBI and a double has 14 RBI on the season along with 15 hits had two hits and two RBI, including game-winner, in 4-3 victory at Wright State.
27 Nick Evans
Jr. INF Findlay, Ohio/Findlay H.S.
Has appeared in 33 games with 29 starts went 2-4 with three RBI against Detroit Mercy had a pair of RBI at East Tennessee State, Xavier, Northern Illinois and in game three against Detroit Mercy hit his first career grand slam against Penn State in 11-9 victory.
20 Bill Geiger
Sr. INF/C Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove
Appeared in seven games went 2-2 with three RBI against Detroit Mercy also went 2-3 against Manhattan and had a RBI.
17 Gibran Hamdan
Sr. 1B N. Potomac, Md./Bishop OConnell
Is splitting time between baseball and football for the Hoosiers has started 42 games for the Hoosiers this season is batting .351 has 12 doubles and six home runs this season hit game-winning grand slam against Wright State threw game-winning touchdown in Indiana Footballs annual spring game.
18 Corby Heckman
Fr. INF Spencer, Ind./Owen Valley H.S.
Has seen limited action in his first season as a Hoosier has two RBI in seven at-bats has walked one time.
35 Roy Irle
Fr. RHP Anderson, Ind./Anderson H.S.
Has appeared in five games for the Hoosiers made first IU start against Valparaiso and threw two innings threw an inning of scoreless relief against Manhattan in Florida.
10 Kennard Jones
Jr. CF Beltsville, Md./Wallace State CC IUs lead off hitter and top center fielder currently team leader and top in the Big Ten with a .421 average has started in center field in every game leads conference in hits with 83, runs with 71 and is second in stolen bases with 22 has 29 multi-hit games has had a pair of double digit hit streaks this season had 18-game hit streak broken against Purdue.
12 Joe Kemp
So. UTIL Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist HS
Is IUs utility player that can pitch and play the field has made 39 starts for the Hoosiers and has 39 RBI has walked 16 times in 144 at-bats homered against East Tennessee State and had four RBI leads the team with three triples hit second home run of the season against Michigan State Hoosiers are 11-2 when Kemp starts as DH missed the cycle by a single against Ohio State.
28 Kenny Marrs
Jr. OF Olney, Ill./Olney Central C.C.
Consistent presence in right field has made 25 starts has a .333 avg. with 15 RBI, seven doubles and two triples has nine two-hit games on the season went 2-4 with two RBI against Detroit Mercy.
40 Jeff Meyrowitz
Fr. INF Okemos, Mich./Okemos H.S.
Mainly used as a pinch-hitter or substitute has a .556 average in nine at-bats has five RBI including two against Taylor in the season opener also had two RBI against Manhattan in Florida.
16 Mark Minor
Sr. INF Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.
Has played in 17 games with three starts is batting .286 with two doubles and five RBI in 21 at-bats went 1-1 with an two-run double against Detroit Mercy filled in for Vasili Spanos and knocked an RBI-single against Miami.
26 Kevin OBrien
Jr. RHP Patterson, N.Y./Carmel H.S.
Made the transition to middle relief this season has a 3.63 ERA in 11 appearances earned the victory after two innings of scoreless relief against Xavier also threw a pair of scoreless innings against Northern Illinois.
30 Zach Otte
Sr. LHP Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe H.S. One of IUs top starters has appeared in 14 games with 10 starts owns a 6-3 record with a 3-2 Big Ten record threw a complete game in second game of Illinois series to earn the victory threw his second career complete game against Iowa threw a complete game, five-hit 1-0 shutout at Michigan State leads the team and is second in the Big Ten with a 2.42 ERA.
43 Matt Ousley
Sr. RHP Berne, Ind./IUPUI
Middle reliever from IUPUI has appeared in eight games with three starts has given up 16 runs with 12 being earned in his 17.0 innings of work made his first career start against Indiana State has gotten the nod in the last three midweek, non-conference ballgames.
23 Adam Pegg
So. RHP Yorktown, Ind./Yorktown H.S.
One of IUs top pitchers has a 5-3 record with a 2.93 ERA in 15 appearances got the start against Illinois and earned the victory with 4.1 innings of work gave up just two runs on three hits against the Illini threw 3.1 innings of relief against Yale and earned the victory earned the win in relief against Purdue.
24 Matt Rice
Sr. LHP Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
One of IUs top lefthanders has made nine appearances with six starts threw 6.1 innings as a starter against Northern Iowa and earned an 8-4 victory threw 2.2 innings against Illinois and gave up just one run on four hits but earned a no decision.
31 Josh Romero
So. C Hamilton, Ohio/Lakota West H.S.
Backup catcher for Indiana has appeared in 33 games with 23 being starts holds a .310 average in 58 at-bats has a double and five RBI on the season has been hit by a pitch on four occasions hit his first home run of the season at Minnesota hit a two-run home run off the scoreboard at Purdue hit game-winning two-run triple off the wall to defeat Purdue 9-6.
32 Ryan Smith
Jr. RHP Carmel, Ind./Westfield H.S. IUs top closer has made 23 appearances and earned the save in eight of them threw two innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win versus Detroit Mercy threw 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory over Miami of Ohio threw 2.2 innings of relief against East Tennessee State and gave up just one run tied the IU single season record for saves with his eighth against Purdue.
7 Vasili Spanos
Jr. 3B River Forest, Ill./Oak Park H.S. leads the Big Ten with 16 home runs also leads the conference with 61 RBI and an .810 slugging pct. also league leader in on-base pct. (.505) named Big Ten Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks homered twice against Illinois in 9-2 win also homered twice against Taylor and Valparaiso has started 48 games with 47 at third base.
36 Nick Vitielliss
Jr. RHP Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone One of IUs top pitchers has appeared in 14 games with 11 being starts threw a complete game, four-hit shutout against Illinois in the third game of the series threw his second complete game against Iowa earning his fourth victory of the season tied the IU single season Big Ten record for wins with five currently 5-0 in conference play.
8 Cody Wargo
So. C Owings, Md./Northern H.S.
Catcher for IU has played in 36 games with 24 starts hit his first career home run against Detroit Mercy has walked 11 times this season in 50 at-bats had three walks in second game against Detroit Mercy.
15 Michael Woodside
Sr. 1B Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral
Role is primarily as a pinch-hitter or designated hitter had a double in a 3-5 day against Fairleigh Dickinson has three RBI, two doubles and one stolen base on the season hit two-run home run in exhibition contest against Ontario Blue Jays.