2010 Cotuit Kettleers Roster
League Champions (25-24-2)
Game Recaps, Notes, and Feature Stories of the 2010 Season
SEASON STATS: Regular and Playoffs – STANDINGS: Regular and Playoffs
2010 PLAYER BIOS
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|#||Name||Pos, B/T, HT, WT, Class||College|
|Achter, A.J. - ALL STAR||RHP, R/R, 6'5, 215, 2011||Michigan State|
|Andriese, Matt||RHP, R/R, 6'2, 195, 2012||UC Riverside|
|Bushyhead, Caleb||INF, L/R, 5'10, 170, 2012||Oklahoma|
|Casali, Curt||C, R/R, 6'2, 216, 2011||Vanderbilt|
|Colvin, David||RHP, R/R, 6'3, 190, 2011||Pomona-Pitzer College|
|Cone, Zach (Team USA Inv)||OF, R/R, 6'2, 205, 2012||Georgia|
|Cron, CJ (Team USA Inv)||C, R/R, 6'4, 230, 2012||Utah|
|Dicharry, Austin||RHP, R/R, 6'4, 195, 2012||Texas|
|Duke, Ryan||RHP, R/R, 5'11, 180, 2011||Oklahoma|
|Faulkner, Michael||OF, L/L, 5'8, 155, 2013||Arkansas State|
|Foster, James||OF, L/L, 5'10, 175, 2012||Wofford College|
|Frongello, Michael||RHP, R/R, 6'2, 190, 2011||Davidson College|
|Hainsfurther, Joey||INF, S/R, 5'11, 185, 2012||Baylor|
|Hinson, John||INF, L/R, 6'0, 180, 2012||Clemson|
|Hoilman, Paul||INF, R/R, 6'5, 240, 2011||E. Tennessee State|
|Hyams, Levi||INF, L/R, 6'2, 201, 2012||Georgia|
|Kolinsky, Keenan||LHP, L/L, 6'0, 200, 2013||Vanderbilt|
|Leyland, Jordan - ALL STAR||INF, R/R, 6'4, 225, 2012||UC Irvine|
|Marrero, Deven||INF R/R, 6'1, 185, 2013||Arizona State|
|McCann, James (Team USA Inv)||C, R/R, 6'3, 215, 2012||Arkansas|
|McMillen, Kyle||RHP/INF, L/R, 6'2, 190, 2012||Kent State|
|Murray, Matt||RHP, R/R, 6'3, 245, 2012||Georgia Southern|
|Pinckard, Brooks||RHP/OF, L/R, 6'1, 195, 2012||Baylor|
|Rodgers, Brady||RHP, R/R, 6'2, 175, 2013||Arizona State|
|Shore, Bobby||RHP, R/R, 6'1, 175, 2011||Oklahoma|
|Taylor, Johnathan ( J.T.)||OF, L/L, 5'8, 180, 2012||Georgia|
|Tropeano, Nick||RHP, R/R, 6'4, 195, 2012||Stony Brook|
|Wright, Chad - ALL STAR||OF, L/R, 5'10, 180, 2012||Kentucky|
|Wood, Austin - ALL STAR||RHP, R/R, 6'2, 190, 2012||St. Petersburg College|
|Yastrzemski, Michael||OF, L/L, 5'10, 168, 2013||Vanderbilt|
|#||Player Name||Pos, B/T, HT, WT, Class||College|
|photos||41||Spence, Josh (signed w/MLB)||LHP, L/L, 6'2, 190, 2011||Arizona St|
|photos||40||Devine, Michael||RHP, R/R, 6'0, 220, 2012||Virginia Military Inst.|
|photos||48||Robinson, Joe||RHP, R/R, 6'2, 190, 2012||College of S. Nevada|
|photos||4||Black, Taylor||INF, R/R, 6'2, 195, 2012||Kentucky|
|photos||35||Patterson, Kevin||INF, L/R, 6'4, 233, 2011||Auburn|
|photos||49||Keeling, Thomas||LHP, S/L, 6'3, 184, 2011||Oklahoma St|
|photos||26||Eadington, Eric||LHP, L/L, 6'2, 220, 2011||Harvard|
|photos||32||Healy, John||LHP, R/L, 6'4, 190, 2012||St. Anselm|
|photos||23||Maggard, Zach||C, R/R, 6'0, 190, 2011||Florida Southern|
|photos||38||Munson, Logan||LHP, L/L, 6'0, 205, 2011||South Carolina|
|photos||7||Johnson, Jonathan||INF, L/R, 5'9, 165, 2011||Loyola Marymount|
|photos||29||LeViseur, Michael||C/1B, L/R, 6'0, 215, 2012||Seton Hill University|
2010 Player Bios
Matt Andriese • RHP • UC Riverside • Sophomore
2010 Named No. 2 prospect in the West Coast League by Baseball America … Earned West Coast League Pitcher of the Year honors …
2009 Finished eighth in the Big West Conference in earned run average and opponent batting average … Ranked second on the team in ERA and wins, third in opponent batting average and innings pitched, and fourth in win-loss percentage, strike outs, appearances, games started … Made his first appearance as a collegian and got his first start on Feb. 21 at California … Earned his first win in a nine-inning shutout of Gonzaga on Mar. 6 … Struck out a career-high five batters on two occasions—at CSU Bakersfield on April 10 and vs. Pacific on May 2 …
High School Three-year letter winner at Redlands East Valley High School under head coach Steve Hernandez … Led the Wildcats to back-to-back Citrus Belt League championships in 2007 and 2008 … Team made it to the second round of the playoffs in 2007 and were CIF finalists in 2008 … Named All-League his last three seasons … Named All-CIF as a junior and senior … Named to the North-South All Star Team as a junior … Wildcats amassed a 47-13 record his last two years … As a senior he went 9-2 and had a 0.82 ERA … Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round of the MLB Draft … Honor roll member … Volunteered to build houses in Mexico and did work with a youth group …
Personal Matthew Lee Andriese is the son of Greg and Lynn Andriese … Majoring in liberal studies … Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers, Anaheim Angels, USC football, and San Francisco 49ers … List Alex Rodriguez, Torri Hunter, Kobe Bryant, and Derek Jeter as his favorite athletes … Enjoys eating steak, pizza, fast food, BBQ and Mexican … Watches “SportsCenter,” “Baseball Tonight” and “Overhaulin” … Favorite movies are “Forrest Gump,” “Dumb & Dumber” and “Talladega Nights” … Listens to Avenged Sevenfold, Incubus, and Metallica … Career goal is to become a professional baseball player in the MLB and own a business … Considers his father to be his biggest athletic influence because he encouraged him to do his best; also lists his former pitching coach Chad Zerbe … His most memorable sports moment was being drafted by the Texas Rangers out of high school in the 37th round of the MLB Draft …
Caleb Bushyhead • INF • Oklahoma • Sophomore
SUMMER 2009: Played alongside Chris Ellison for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska Baseball League … Tied Ellison for second on the team with 32 hits … Started a team-high 46 games.
2009 [FRESHMAN]: Saw action in 22 games as a reserve, including five games in Big 12 play … Played in 10 games in the field at second base and shortstop … Drove in first career run in Feb. 22 game against Western Illinois … Collected first collegiate hit as a pinch hitter in March 3 game against Arkansas Little Rock … Also scored a run in that game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Mannford High School under head coach Jon Aven … Hit .524 with 10 homers, 55 RBIs and 22 doubles as a senior … Named 2008 Tulsa All-Metro and Tulsa 7 Conference player of the year … Also member of the Large East All-State team … Helped lead Mannford to the Tulsa 7 Conference Championship in 2007 and 2008 and was a state qualifier in 2008.
PERSONAL: Full name is John Caleb Bushyhead … Born in Tulsa, Okla. … Parents are Dow and Leanne Bushyhead … Father played baseball at OU … Uncle, Rodney Kilgore, wrestled at OU … Has an older brother, Ian, and a younger brother, Sky … Major is undecided.
Zach Cone • OF • University of Georgia • Sophomore
- Played in 45 games with 20 starts (6-LF, 11-CF, 3-RF), batting .323 with four home runs and 18 RBI
- Hit a team-high .417 (10-for-24) in the postseason
- Went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in the season finale against Ohio State on May 31
- Had two hits and two runs scored in the Tallahassee Regional opener against Ohio State on May 29
- Batted a team-high .444 (4-for-9) in the SEC Tournament; had two hits vs. #7 Ole Miss on May 20 and two doubles vs. #2 LSU on May 23
- Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. #7 Georgia Tech at Turner Field on May 12
- Had a team-high three hits including an RBI triple vs. Presbyterian on Feb. 24
- Went 2-for-5 with a walk, three RBI and a run scored in Georgia debut vs. Youngstown State on Feb. 20
- Was one of five freshmen who started on opening day
- A graduate of Parkview where he played for Chan Brown
- A third round pick (112th overall selection) by the L.A. Angels in the 2008 MLB Draft
- Four-year letterman in baseball
- Earned the Panthers’ MVP honors and was named First Team All-County with a .425 batting average, eight home runs 17 stolen bases, a .510 on base percentage and was 6-0 on the mound as a senior
- Named 8-AAAAA Co-Player of the Year with UGA teammate Chase Hawkins
- Hit .426 with six home runs and a team-leading 26 RBI as a junior and earned first team All-County and All-Region honors; Also Selected to play for Team Georgia
Personal: Born Dec. 14, 1989 … Son of Ronny and Janet Cone … Father, Ronny played football at Georgia Tech, and brother, Kevin, currently plays football for the Yellow Jackets … Major: Sport Management
Austin Dicharry • RHP • University of Texas • Junior
2010 HIGHLIGHTS (Updated March 12, 2010)
•Saddled with the loss against New Mexico, yielding two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over 6.2 innings. (2/27)
•Yielded two runs on five hits and one walk over 4.0 innings against No. 18 Stanford. (2/28)
•Pitched 7 innings against Texas State, allowing five hits and three runs, while striking out four batters. (3/9)
•Gave up zero runs, three hits, and one walk while striking out three over 4.0 innings against the TAMUCC Islanders. (4/7)
- Spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
- Fall 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
- Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA Freshman All-American – Second Team 2009 season
- Appeared in 26 games, including five starts, posting an 8-2 record and one save with 59 strikeouts (28 walks) and a 2.28 ERA in 59.1 innings.
- Pitched in 10 Big 12 games, logging a 3-0 record and one save with 17 strikeout and a 1.65 ERA in 16.1 innings.
- Notched a 7-0 record with a 0.68 ERA and 40 strikeouts (11 walks) over 39.2 in 15 appearances at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
- Tossed 1.0 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts against UIC (2/20).
- Pitched 6.0 innings in his first career start against UT Arlington (2/24), scattering two hits, striking out five (one walk).
- Notched his first career win against Dallas Baptist (3/24), scattering four hits and striking out eight over 7.1 scoreless innings.
- Earned a win in relief with 2.2 scoreless innings (two hits) against Texas Tech (3/29).
- Scattered three hits and fanned five in 4.0 innings of shutout relief to earn a win against No. 19 TCU (4/7).
- Worked 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five against Nebraska (4/10).
- Picked up victory in start against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/14), yielding just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts in 3.0 shutout innings.
- Earned his first career save at Texas A&M (5/8), pitching one shutout inning with two strikeouts.
- Yielded one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two over 2.1 innings to earn relief win against No. 14 Texas A&M (5/10).
- Pitched the final 5.2 scoreless innings of UT’s marathon 25-inning regional victory over Boston College to earn the win. Allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
- A four-year varsity letter winner as a pitcher for Coach Kent Meador at Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas.
- Earned first-team all-district and Team MVP as a senior.
- Selected as a second-team Rawlings All-American and all-conference as a senior.
- Selected first-team all-district, 2nd-team All-Greater Houston and Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State Second Team as a junior.
- Posted a 10-1 record with a 1.41 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 59.2 innings as a junior.
- Also hit .376 with seven doubles, six home runs and 34 RBI in 2007 in helping lead Klein Collins to a 38-5 mark.
- Named first-team All-District 16-5A and All-Houston 5A as a junior as well as being named to the Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association Junior All-Stars team.
- Ranked as the No. 1 recruit on the 2008 Inside Prep Baseball Texas Top 25 list.
- Ranked as the No. 41 recruit on the 2008 Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list.
Born Kevin Austin Dicharry on Nov. 27, 1989 in Houston, Texas … parents are Kevin and Rose Dicharry … has one older sister, Ashley … has shown interest in majoring in business.
Mike Frongello • RHP • Davidson College • Junior
2009: Appeared in 34 games, the most in the Southern Conference and a new Davidson single-season record, and pitched 44.1 innings … finished with a team-best 4.47 ERA … overall record of 3-2 … struck out 29 and walked 11 … held opposing hitters to .294, one of three Wildcat pitchers below .300 … earned only save of the season in first outing, tossing season-high four innings and allowing just two runs on three hits and striking out four against Army Feb. 21 … did not allow a run in 10 consecutive innings over five outings from April 19-26 … earned first win at Samford in first game of a double-header April 2, allowing just one hit in one inning of relief … earned second win against UNC Greensboro April 24, pitching three shutout innings and allowing just three hits while striking out three … came back the next day and earned third win, tossing 2 2/3 shutout innings of hitless relief with no walks and three strikeouts … named Southern Conference pitcher of the Week April 20-26 for his impressive series performance against UNC Greensboro… received team’s Most Valuable Pitcher Award … named Academic All-SoCon.
2008: Had 32 appearances, the third most in a season in school history and his five saves are tied for the seventh most in a season… walked just 13 batters in 37 innings while striking out 21… threw three scoreless innings to pick up his first career save vs. Georgetown (2/23)… tossed a scoreless frame at Auburn (5/4)… had a stretch of four appearances without giving up a run (4.2 innings) and logged two saves… earned his fifth save after throwing 1.2 scoreless frames at UNC Greensboro (5/16).
Prep/ Personal: Named to All-Conference and All-County teams at Middle Creek High School for coach Jeremy Thompson… Posted an 8-2 record with a 1.25 ERA as a senior with 41 strikeouts and just 11 walks… school’s all-time career leader in ERA and second all-time in wins … team won conference championship twice and appeared in the state quarterfinals during his career… also lettered in varsity football and basketball becoming the first Middle Creek athlete to letter in all three sports … National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, class vice president and SGA vice president … recipient of IBM Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship … played in Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League in summer of 2008… led the league with seven saves, posted a 2.35 ERA and pitched a scoreless inning in the All-Star game… played in the Northwoods League for the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers in summer of 2009…led team with 27 appearances while posting a 2.11 ERA over 42.2 innings to go along with a 5-3 record and 3 saves …member of the Phi-Delta Theta fraternity … vice president of Davidson’s Pre-Law Society… Sports Editor for the Davidsonian newspaper… The son of Paul and Anne Frongello… has two younger brothers, Matt and Robbie.
Joey Hainsfurther • INF • Baylor • Soph
• 2008 MLB Draft Pick (San Francisco Giants, 46th round)
• One-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2009)
• 2009 Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team (Shortstop)
• 2009 QTI Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team (Second Base)
• 2009 Big 12 Conference Championship All-Tournament Team (Second Base)
Played 46 games and made 38 starts … Started 22 games at second base, 16 times at shortstop and once as designated hitter … Started at second base twice in team’s first four games, moved to shortstop for 16 of next 17 games, then returned to second base for remainder of season … Also made five appearances as pitcher, posting 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings of work … Hit all throughout Baylor lineup … Batted second (21 games), sixth (five times), seventh (four times), ninth (four times), fifth (twice) and leadoff (once) … Hit .322 (48-for-149), good for fourth on team … Ranked third in on-base percentage (.400), fourth in hits, tied for seventh in runs (25), tied for sixth in doubles (8) and sixth in RBI (28) … Tied for team lead with two triples, led team in sacrifice bunts (6), and was only starter to walk more times (19) than strikeout (18) … Fourth on team with 13 multi-hit games and tied for fifth with eight multi-RBI games … Started season red hot, hitting .455 (25-for-55) through first month … Went 3-for-5 with double, run and RBI against Pacific (2/21) in first collegiate game … Went 3-for-4 with RBI vs. BYU (2/23) … Doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored once against Houston Baptist (2/25) … Reached in all five plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and three walks against No. 9 UCLA (2/28) … Ran string of consecutive times reaching base safely to nine after going 3-for-3 with double, walk, two RBI and run scored against No. 10 Rice (3/1) … Reached safely in all four plate appearances against South Alabama (3/6), singling twice, walking twice and driving in two runs … Doubled, walked and scored twice against UAB (3/8) … Went 3-for-4 with double, walk and run scored in win over No. 3 Texas A&M (3/16) … Hit first career homer, doubled, singled, scored twice and drove in five runs at Texas State (3/18) … Singled and scored run in win over No. 16 TCU (3/26), then moved to the mound to work inning of relief and allowed only one unearned run … Worked 2.0 shutout innings with four strikeouts against Texas State (3/31) … Delivered pinch-hit RBI single and came around to score against Northwestern State (4/7) … Worked scoreless inning of relief against Dallas Baptist (4/8) … Pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief at UT Arlington (4/14) … Singled in pair of runs and scored once vs. UT Arlington (4/15) … Went 2-for-4 with bunt single and RBI against Texas State (4/22) … Singled twice and drove in run against No. 13 Oklahoma (4/26) … Hit pinch-hit two-run double against No. 8 Texas (5/2) … Went 2-for-5 with double and two RBI vs. Stephen F. Austin (5/12) … Singled twice, walked twice and drove in run at Nebraska (5/15) … Hit safely and scored at least once in all three games at Big 12 Championship … Tripled, walked and scored twice in win over No. 5 Texas (5/20) … Went 2-for-4 and scored twice against No. 17 Kansas State (5/21) … Walked and singled, providing one of Bears’ three hits at No. 2 LSU (5/30) in Baton Rouge Regional.
Played shortstop and pitched for head coach Sam Roberson at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas … Guided Highland Park to regional quarterfinals as senior … 2008 Perfect Game Rawlings All-Region Team … Two-time all-state selection … Four-time all-district and three-time all-area … Led Scots to 30-9 record and regional finals appearance in 2007 … Earned second-team all-state honors as junior … 2005 district newcomer of the year … Posted .384 career average with .396 career playoff average in 32 postseason games … Highland Park record 181 career hits … Hit .498 with 17 home runs and posted 10-0 record with 0.74 ERA as senior … Hit .429 with five home runs, 35 RBI, 14 doubles, two triples and six stolen bases as junior … 2007 AABC USA Baseball Junior National Team invitee … National Honor Society.
Full name is Joseph Michael Hainsfurther … Born Oct. 21, 1989, in Dallas, Texas … Son of Mike and Lauri Hainsfurther … Father and two uncles played Division I collegiate baseball … Business major.
Levi Hyams • INF • Georgia • Sophomore
2009 (Freshman): Played in 61 games with 56 starts (15-2B, 46-SS), batting .263 with five home runs and 24 RBI … Went 2-for-5 in games against #17 Florida on May 1 and May 3 … Had two hits in games at #11 Ole Miss on April 24 and 25; hit .417 for the series … Went 2-for-4 with a home run vs. #10 Georgia Tech on April 14 … Went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI vs. #25 Mississippi State on March 22. His two-run homer in the fourth gave UGA a 2-1 lead; finished the series 4-for-10 … Drove in four runs at Georgia State on March 18 … Hit .444 (4-for-9) in the Alabama series March 14-15 including a three-run home run in game one; went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in game three … Led the team with two hits and scored two runs vs. Le Moyne on March 10 … Hit .333 (4-for-12) in the Arizona series … Hit safely in first seven games of the season … Was one of five freshmen who started on opening day
High School: A graduate of Colonial Forge where he played for Shawn Szakelyhidi … Earned three varsity baseball letters and two basketball letters … Hit .406 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in leading the Eagles to the region championship and a state runner-up finish … Named Commonwealth District Co-Player of the Year, All-Area Free Lance-Star Player of the Year, First Team All-Commonwealth … District Shortstop, First Team All Northwest Region shortstop, Second Team Group AAA All-State shortstop and Second Team Washington Post All-Metro in 2008 … Spent three years of high school in Oceanside, Calif., at Santa Fe Christian where he played for former Major Leaguer Rick Aguilera … Named 2007 CIF Player of the Year after leading Santa Fe Christian to a 26-6 mark, batting .438 with 46 RBI … Hit .494 with five home runs, 21 RBI and 15 stolen bases as a sophomore
Personal: Born Oct. 6, 1989 … Son of Mike and Anne Hyams … Major: Exercise Science
Deven Marrero • INF • Arizona State • Freshman
High School: A 2009 graduate of American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida…served as team captain of the American Heritage baseball team in 2008 and 2009…was named All-State and All-County in 2008, when American Heritage won both the Florida State title and the National title.
MLB Draft: Was a 17th round selection (509th overall) of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.
Personal: Exploratory major…mother is Dalyn Nye of Davie, Florida…has two sisters, Lauren and Brittany…his cousin Chris is in the Washington Nationals system, while his cousin Christian is in the White Sox organization…chose ASU because of the tradition of the baseball program…says his favorite team is the Florida Marlins…born August 25, 1990 in Miami, Florida.
James McCann • Catcher • Arkansas • Sophomore
2010 Outlook: Will assume the starting catcher spot … Has made strides at the plate … Shown the ability to be good contact hitter while being a tough out … Tremendous arm behind the plate … Voted one of three team captains for the season.
2009 (Freshman): Named to NCAA All-Norman Regional Team … Played in three games, starting two and hit .333 with a double and two RBI and throwing out one base stealer … Equaled career high with three hits against Virginia in the College World Series … Started all four games behind the plate for Arkansas in Omaha with at least one hit in each game … … Developing as a catcher, he has a tremendous arm and is quick with his release which has helped him throw out 15 would-be base stealers this season … Gunned down four base stealers in the No. 1 Arizona St. series including three in one game … Started 35 games with 49 total games played … Had a season best three-game hitting streak in early March with three hits, three runs scored and two RBI … Hit the first home run of his career at No. 21 Alabama on May 9, an opposite field shot over the right-center field wall.
Summer Baseball: Played for the Midland Redskins on Cincinnati, Ohio, prior to attending Arkansas … Led the team to a runner-up finish in the Connie Mack World Series.
Dos Pueblos High School: Three-time first-team all-league … All-CIF Southern Section Honorable Mention as a senior … Batted .407 over his four-year prep career … As a senior batted .442 with three home runs and 25 RBI … Hit .391 as a junior with 21 RBI and led Dos Pueblos to the Channel League Championship … Won his first Channel League title as a freshman.
In the Draft: 2008 – Chicago White Sox, 31st round (930)
Personal: McCann is the son of Jim and Carla McCann … has one brother, Michael … majoring in kinesiology.
Matt Murray • RHP • Georgia Southern • Sophomore
FRESHMAN (2009): Southern Conference All-Freshman Team selection…In his inaugural season as a Georgia Southern Eagle, made 13 starts and 15 appearances, logging 73.2 innings and a 4.76 ERA…Struck out 60 en route to a 6-3 record…Had a strong outing against Furman in the SoCon Tournament, striking out a season-best 11 in 7.0 IP…Allowed only one run on three hits in the win…Threw 7.0 IP versus Wofford and struck out what was a season-best seven with zero walks…Retired last 14 batters faced in order in the win…Struck out five in five innings pitched at Samford, earning the win with two earned runs on six hits…Against Furman, recorded 6.0 IP, four Ks and zero walks…Tallied six strike outs versus Davidson in six innings thrown…Allowed one run on nine hits and no walks in the game … Earned second win at Western Carolina, logging 5.0 innings…Threw 5.0 innings in relief at North Carolina A&T, capturing his only save of the season…Recorded his first collegiate win, defeating No. 20 East Carolina, striking out six in 5.0 IP…Threw 5.0 innings against Winthrop, striking out four…No-decision versus No. 8 Georgia Tech, fanning four in five innings…Logged season-best 7.1 innings at Appalachian State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in baseball playing for coach Greg Gilbert… two-time All-Conference pick … First Team All-Area in 2008… his junior year posted a 5-1 record and impressive 0.27 ERA in 42 innings… allowed just 24 hits and struck out 52 batters to just eight walks issued… in the summer of 2006 and 2007 helped his summer team to the American Legion Region 3 championship and Pennsylvania state runner-up finish…
PERSONAL: Drafted in the 39th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers… born December 28, 1989 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania… from the same area as former Eagle standout pitcher A.J. Battisto … No. 1 sports highlight was striking out 16 batters in six innings during a game his senior year … his parents have been a major influence, “For always pushing me in the right direction so I can obtain my goals.”… most admires coach Gilbert, coach Stoltzfus and coach Bretz, “For teaching me the game of baseball since I was in middle school and the right way to play the game.”… enjoys fishing, basketball and watching Family Guy with friends… favorite professional teams are Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Flyers… favorite musical groups are Cassidy and Lil Wayne… son of Brian and RaNelle Murray… MAJOR: Undecided
Brady Rodgers • RHP • Arizona State • RHP
High School: A 2009 graduate of Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas … a four-time All-District choice … earned All-State honors in junior and senior years … three-time Fort Bend Herald Pitcher of the Year … won 34 career games and struck out 376 batters in his high school career … struck out 16 batters in a no-hitter during his senior year … also fanned 10 in a perfect game.
MLB Draft: Selected in the 39th round (1,186th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.
Personal: An exploratory major … son of Paul and Judy Rodgers of Richmond, Texas … has two sisters, Ashley and Lindsey … played in the 2003 Little League World Series … says Family Guy is his favorite TV show … is a Houston Astros fan … lists Greg Maddux as his favorite player … born September 17, 1990 in Houston, Texas … full name is Brady Paul Rodgers.
Johnathan Taylor • OF • University of Georgia • Sophomore
2009 (Freshman): Played in 53 games with 31 starts (28-LF, 3-CF), batting .309 with 10 RBI … Had 23 stolen bases in 27 attempts, seventh on Georgia’s single season stolen bases chart … Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. #10 Georgia Tech on April 14 … Went 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs and three stolen bases vs. Quinnipiac on March 6 … Reached base safely 20 times in 26 attempts to start the season … Had 14 hits in first seven games of the season, and was batting .531 after 10 games … Hit .462 (6-for-13) and scored seven runs in the Arizona series … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after batting 8-for-10 with a double, triple and five RBI in the Youngstown State series to start the season … One of five freshmen who started on opening day
High School: A graduate of North Cobb where he played for Tom Callahan … Earned four varsity baseball letters and one football letter, member of football team that was ranked as high as number one in the state … Led the Warriors to a 23-13 record and the AAAAA state final four, batting .378 with 25 stolen bases as a senior … Hit .426 and led the county with 35 stolen bases as a junior as team went 17-11
*Participated in Perfect Game Showcase and clocked as one of the fastest players … A three-time MVP of the East Cobb summer baseball program and part of teams that won numerous national titles
Personal: Born March 21, 1990 … Son of John and Tandra Taylor … Major: Pre-Business
Nick Tropeano • RHP/IF • Stony Brook University • Sophomore
2009: Named to America East All-Rookie team … went 5-1 in 58.0 innings of work … made 14 appearances including eight starts … hurled team-high four complete games … struck out 50 batters and walked just 16 … ranked third in the America East in strike outs per game (7.76) … picked up first collegiate victory with 4.0 innings of relief in win over IPFW (3/7) … allowed two runs in 7.0 innings of work against LeMoyne (3/21) in first career start … picked up victory, striking out seven against the Dolphins … hurled four-hit shutout in win over New York Tech (3/28) … allowed one run and three hits in 7.0 innings to earn victory against Albany (4/26) … striking out a season-high eight.
High School: Played three years of varsity baseball at West Islip HS … a co-captain as senior … a 2008 All-County and All-Long Island selection … a 2007 All-League pick … led team to a 23-5 record and Suffolk Class AA championship in 2008 … went 8-1 with a 1.50 ERA as a senior, striking out 83 in 64.0 innings of work … earned two varsity letters in football at West Islip … a captain and All-County selection as senior.
Personal: Nicholas Tropiano … born August 27, 1990 … son of Paul and Debrah Tropeano … favorite TV show: Sportscenter … favorite movie: Rocky … favorite actor: Vince Vaughn … favorite sports hero: Lance Armstrong.
Chad Wright • OF • University of Kentucky • Sophomore
• SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2009) • SEC Freshman of the Week (4/20/09)
Outlook: Standout outfielder was the hidden gem of the 2009 school-record recruiting class that ranked No. 4 nationally … In a class with five high school All-Americans, Wright stood out in his performance as a true freshman, batting .343 as UK’s steady, clutch lead-off hitter … Started in leftfield in 2009 for UK … A defensive weapon in the outfield, robbed SEC Freshman of the Year Preston Tucker of a walk-off grandslam on the final weekend of the year, skying the left-field fence to snag the game-winner … Also added a team-best four assists … After stealing 27 bases in 60 games during the summer in the Northwoods League, is expected to be a top-of-the-order batter for UK in 2010 … Play in clutch, pressure-filled situations as a true freshman earned rave reviews.
Summer: Played in the Northwoods League for the Wisconsin Woodchucks … Played in 60 games, batting .300 (68-for-227) with 33 runs, nine doubles, two triple, three homers, 20 RBI Drew 31 walks and struck out 29 times … Ranked fourth in the league with 27 steals, also checking in 19th in runs (33), ninth in hits (68), 13th in walks (31), 13th in on-base percentage, with his .300 average ranking 14th-best in the Northwoods League.
2009: Had a breakout season as a true freshman starter in the SEC, ranking second on the team with a .343 (62-for-181) average in 50 games and 47 starts … Had eight doubles, one triple, four homers and 23 RBI, drawing 19 walks and striking out 34 times, stealing 13-of-15 bases … Led the team with four outfield assists … Played in all 30 SEC games for UK, batting .336 (37-for-110) with 25 runs scored, five doubles, two homers, 10 RBI, 16 walks, 22 strikeouts, stealing 7-of-9 bases … Led UK with a .357 (25-for-70) average in 18 games played on the road … Batted .373 (38-for-102) in 29 day games and .304 (24-for-79) in 21 night games … In UK’s last 15 games in SEC play, while fighting for a postseason berth, hit .369 (24-for-65) with five doubles, two homers, 10 RBI, nine walks, eight strikeouts and 5-of-6 stolen bases … In UK’s final 20 games overall, hit .381 (32-for-84) with 23 runs, five doubles, one triple, three homers, 14 RBI and six steals … Made a move to the lead-off spot in the order late in the year with great success, batting .375 (33-for-88) in 21 games as the No. 1 hitter, adding 23 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, three homers, 14 RBI and six steals … Had a team-high eight bunt singles … Got first career start against James Madison in the Caravelle Resort Invitational … Went 3-for-4 with a double a steal and four RBI as the designated hitter in his first start at Cliff Hagan Stadium against Western Michigan … Followed that game with a four-RBI outing against Eastern Kentucky, belting his first career home run, a three-run homer … Had back-to-back three-hit games against Indiana State and Georgetown College … Had three consecutive two-hit games against Vanderbilt and West Virginia … Went 2-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases against Vanderbilt … Had a breakout performance at Louisville, going 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBI a triple and a homer … Scored five runs in a 4-for-5 outing against Mississippi State, with two doubles, two walks and one steal in the series finale … Was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the three-game series with MSU and the win at Louisville, reaching base safely in 18-of-24 plate appearances, batting .550 (11-for-20) with 10 runs, two doubles, one triple, one homer and three RBI … In UK’s last game of the year at Florida, needing a win to clinch a postseason berth, went 4-for-5 with three runs, two doubles, two RBI, a walk and a solo home run … Homer at UF came in the top of the ninth with UK trailing, a no-doubt jack hit off Florida closer Billy Bullock.
High School: First-team All-State selection and brother of former UK outfielder Brock Wright …Two-time All-State honoree, earning the distinction as a junior … Hit .418 with 51 runs, 15 doubles, five homers and 34 RBI, stealing 32 bases as a senior … Batted .472 with five doubles, nine home runs, 32 RBI, and a school-record 60 stolen bases … As a sophomore, hit .412 with 46 runs, eight doubles, three homers, 34 RBI and 41 stolen bags … Owns school records for single-season stolen bases, career triples, and career stolen bases … Led team to the regional championship in three of four years, including a state championship appearance in 2007 … Five-year letterwinner, coached by Jimmy Long … A pure athlete, owns football school records for career rushing yards (5,813) and single-game rushing yards (357) … Was a first-team All-Western Kentucky selection as a football player junior and senior years … Member of the National Honor Society and honor graduate.
Personal: Full name is Chad Everett Wright … Born July 27, 1989 in Paducah, Ky. … Son of Greg and Trina Wright … Brothers Bryce (15) and Brock (23), a former outfielder at UK …Brock hit . 242 (15-for-62) in 30 games and 15 starts as a freshman outfielder in 2007, totaling five homers and 15 RBI, drawing 19 walks and stealing 5-of-6 bases … Brock had a solo home run during Super Bulldog Weekend at Mississippi State in 2007, with the Bulldogs advancing to the College World Series that season.
Mike Yastrzemski • OF • Vanderbilt • Freshman
Coach Corbin Quote: Mike is a very talented baseball player – he does everything well. He has a very mature presence on the field and is very routine oriented for a young kid. I would like to think that he will help us in the outfield during his freshman year.
High School: First-team Salem News All-Star selection … Catholic Conference All-Star … Team captain … Three-year starter and three-year letterwinner … Recipient of Varsity Baseball Award Played for the Andover Legion baseball team during the summer … Legion team went 18-3 and qualified for state tournament … Selected in the 36th round of the 2009 MLB first-year player draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Personal: Michael Andrew Yastrzemski … Born 8/23/90 … Son of Mike and Anne-Marie Yastrzemski … Grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer, Carl Yastrzemski … Father was a third-round draft pick by the Atlanta Braves in 1984 and played for the White Sox at the triple-A level … Undecided on a major … Nickname is “Yaz” … Favorites include Jacoby Ellsbury (athlete), Boondock Saints (movie), Family Guy (TV show), Will Ferrell (actor), Steak (food) and Dave Matthews Band (musician) … His advice to youngsters is to always work hard … Chose Vanderbilt because it offered the best combination of athletics and academics.