Baseball To Open Season Friday
The Brescia University Baseball Team will play their 2012 Opener on Friday against the University of the Cumberlands. The Bearcats will play doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday starting at 1:00PM EST. The Bearcats were picked to finish 3rd in the KIAC by the Conference Coaches. After a 13-36 finish to the 2011 season, the Bearcats have high hopes for 2012.
The Bearcats will be led on the mound by Senior Tyler Richardson, who led the club in wins, starts, shutout, innings pitched and strikeouts last year. Also returning to the pitching staff are Juniors, Tyler Edmunds, and Zach Hertzenberg, Sophomores, Drew Shoulders and Jackson Miles. New to the staff this year are Junior Zach McLean and Freshman, Jonathan Brown, Logan Brown, Byron Dowell, Christian McHatton, Cody Morris, Thomas White and Taylor Shirel.
Offensively, the Bearcats will be led by Senior 2B Lane Potter, who led the team in Homeruns and Runs Scored in 2011. Other returners include Seniors, DH Matt Boyd, and Utility Player Andy Dickson. Juniors include 3B Ben Goetz, who led the 2011 team in Doubles, RBI's, Walks and On Base %. Other Juniors include C/OF Matt Cissell, and C Corey Moore. Sophomore returners include, 1B/OF Alex Hegge, SS Jordan Robison and Utility Man Jordan Rhodes. Newcomers to the offense include Sophomore C Tim Adams and Freshman, IF Mitchell Blackmon, IF Logan Brown, OF Brady Flaspoehler, 1B Christian McHatton, OF Cody Morris, OF Logan Rascoe, C Troy Woodburn, OF Zach Capps and 1B Taylor Shirel.