2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Wilmington College baseball


Compiled by Mark Huber



Wilmington College baseball coach Dan Cleaver hopes Jake Robinson returns to his freshman form when the Westerville Central product was a .300 hitter for the Quakers.


News Journal File

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

4-35 overall, 1-17 in OAC

COACH

Dan Cleaver

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Terry Doughman, Mark Chaffin, Ryker Miller

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Jarett Trautman (Mogadore Field HS) going from catcher to starting pitcher; Ryan Collett (Clinton-Massie HS), Joey Hollback (Sebring McKinley HS); Jake Hyatt (Madeira HS) 12-2B, 3-HR; Daniel Hayes (Beavercreek HS) .315 OAC BA; Gage Bley (Harrison HS) 279 BA, 9-2B, 19 RBI; Jake Robinson (Westerville Central HS); Antonio Miller (Cin. Northwest HS)

KEY NEWCOMERS

Jacob Helterbrand (Hillsboro HS), Matt Oney (Carlisle HS); Nick Silvis (Indian Lake HS)

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Max Ramsey, starting catcher

TEAM NOTES

Wilmington has eight players who are slated to pitchers only and that number may grow to 10, Cleaver said.

ROSTER (With Number, Name, Class, Position, High School)

1_Derek Burk, Fr, Inf, Lucasville Valley

2_Lane Stevenson, So, OF/P, Brookville

3_Bryant McCarty, Fr, Inf/P, Russia

4_Shane Hale, Fr, Inf/P, New Lebanon Dixie

5_Jarett Trautman, So., P, Mogadore Field

6_Antonio Miller, So., OF, Cincinnati Northwest

7_Jake Robinson, Jr., OF, Westerville South

9_Andrew Cubbage, So, 2B, Fredericktown

10_Joshua Chua, Jr, Inf/P, Claremont, Calif

11_Matt Oney, Fr, P, Carlisle

12_Ryan Collett, So., P/1B, Clinton-Massie

13_Kasey Bottorff, Fr, C, Columbus Hamilton Township

14_Jesse Walker, Fr, P, Hillsboro

15_Keith Hayes, Jr., Inf, Beavercreek

16_Alec Robinette, So., P/OF, Little Miami

18-Kendall Vilvens, Fr, C, Lynchburg-Clay

19_Lance Fleischman, Fr, P, Milford

21_Gage Bley, So, OF, Harrison

22_Nick Silvis, Fr, Inf, Indian Lake

24_Jared Ferenchak, So, P, Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral Latin

25_Kyle Short, Jr, C/OF, Trenton Edgewood

27_Bryce Fordyce, Fr, OF, Cuyahoga Falls

29_Jake Hyatt, So, 1B, Madeira

32_Shawn Barnes, Fr, 3B, Columbus Whitehall-Yearling

35_Jacob Helterbrand, Fr, P, Hillsboro

38_Daniel Hayes, Jr, Inf, Beavercreek

44_Tyler McDaniel, Jr, P, Trenton Edgewood

45_Joey Hollback, So, P, Sebring McKinley

SCHEDULE

March

4_Mt St Joseph @UC Health Stadium, Florence, Ky., Noon, 3 pm; 11_@Franklin, Noon, 3 pm; 12_@Franklin 1 pm; 14_@Maryville, 1 pm, 4 pm; 15_@Johnson Tenn., 1 pm, 330 pm; 18_@Earlham, 1 pm, 330 pm; 19_@Earlham, Noon; 21_vs Thomas More @WC 4 pm; 25_Muskingum @WC, 1 pm, 4 pm; 28_@Wittenberg, 6 pm

April

1_@Capital, 1 pm, 4 pm; 8_@John Carroll, 1 pm, 330 pm; 9_Wright St-Lake @Wright State, 1 pm, 330 pm; 11_Ohio Northern @WC 1 pm, 4 pm; 14_Baldwin-Wallace @WC, 1 pm, 4 pm; 19_@Otterbein, 1 pm, 4 pm; 22_@Marietta, 1 pm, 4 pm; 26_@Kenyon, 1 pm, 330 pm; 29_Mount Union @WC, 1 pm, 4 pm

May

3_Wittenberg, 4 pm; 6_@Heidelberg, 1 pm, 4 pm

Wilmington College baseball coach Dan Cleaver hopes Jake Robinson returns to his freshman form when the Westerville Central product was a .300 hitter for the Quakers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_BB_wc_robinsonhits.jpgWilmington College baseball coach Dan Cleaver hopes Jake Robinson returns to his freshman form when the Westerville Central product was a .300 hitter for the Quakers. News Journal File

Compiled by Mark Huber