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Baseball Media Guide (PDF) - Mercer University

General InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Macon, Ga.Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7,400Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1833Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BearsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orange and BlackAffiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Division IConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic Sun (A-Sun)Field . . . . . . . . .Claude Smith Field (500) L-330, C-400, R-320President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .William D. UnderwoodAlma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oklahoma Baptist (1982)Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bobby PopeAlma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgia College (1970)Assoc. A.D./SWA.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sybil BlalockAsst. A.D. for Internal Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin GaileyFaculty Ath. Rep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Jeffrey HugdahlDirector of Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rob MurphyAthletics Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-2994Athletics Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-2061Coaching StaffHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Craig GibsonAlma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mercer (1985)Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82-87/Three seasonsRecord at Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SameE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .gibson_c@mercer.eduBest time to reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Contact SIDAssistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim BoethAssistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danny McMurtryAssistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ty MegaheeBaseball Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-2396Baseball Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-5221HistoryFirst year of baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1948All-time record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1147-1079-5Conference Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Conference Tournament Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Last appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20062006 ResultsOverall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-26A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-11/ThirdHome/Road/Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-8/12-18/1-0Starters returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/2Pitchers returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6/5Letterwinners returning/lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20/11Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Sports InformationSports Information Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Randy JonesAssistant SID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven EricsonGraduate Assistant (Baseball Contact) . . . . . . . . .Dan RecuperoOffice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-5217Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-5350E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .recupero_da@mercer.eduGraduate Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sara AllbrittonWebsite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.mercerbears.comPress Box Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-2339Table of ContentsTable of Contents and Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2RosterRoster Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Radio/Television Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Season PreviewSeason Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6Atlantic Sun Preseason Poll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Preseason All-Atlantic Sun Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Coaching StaffHead Coach Craig Gibson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Assistant Coach Tim Boeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Assistant Coach Danny McMurtry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Assistant Coach Ty Megahee/Athletic Trainer Rachel Green .10Player ProfilesSeniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-14Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-18Sophomores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-20Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-24OpponentsOpponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-28Season Review2006 Season Statistics/Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292006 Atlantic Sun in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30History and RecordsFacts and Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31A-Sun Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Single Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33Year-By-Year Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Honors and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34All-Time Series Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35In the Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36This is MercerThe Atlantic Sun Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37Mercer University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39Athletics Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40The 2007 Mercer baseball media guide was designed, writtenand edited by Dan Recupero. Photography courtesy ofUniversity Relations with special thanks to Bruce Radcliffe andBob Snow. Editorial assistance from Randy Jones, StevenEricson, Sara Allbritton and Brett Jarrett. Printing by TennantPrinting, DeLand, Fla.Table of ContentsMERCER UNIVERSITY 1


Media InformationFor The Media...To the MediaThe 2007 Mercer University BaseballMedia Guide is intended to provide youwith general information about Mercer’sbaseball team. This information should alsoassist you in your coverage of the teamthroughout the season. Should you needadditional information or assistance, pleasecontact Dan Recupero at (478) 301-5217with any requests. He can also be faxed at(478) 301-5350 or e-mailed atrecupero_da@mercer.edu.The Mercer Sports Information Officehas certain policies and procedures that weask for members of the media to abide by intheir coverage of Mercer Athletics. Thesepolicies and procedures are for the benefitof your needs and those of the student-athletesand coaches. We ask that you pleaserespect these requests in order to create agood working atmosphere for all partiesinvolved.Credential RequestsThe Sports Information Office willissue credentials to working press only.All credential requests should bemade in writing at least 24 hours inadvance of the scheduled contest.Credentials will be located at the mediaWill Call window at Claude Smith Field.Visiting RadioA courtesy line will be provided forvisiting radio crews. Please contact theSports Information Office at least threedays prior to the scheduled game you wishto broadcast to confirm the availability ofthe line.If a crew is in need of more than onephone line, please contact the SportsInformation Office well in advance soarrangements can be made.Press ServicesThe Mercer Sports Information staffwill be on hand to assist all members of theworking media.All the usual game day services willbe available for your use.All working media members will beprovided with game notes, current stats,starting lineups and rosters prior to firstpitch. Updates will also be providedthroughout the game. Refreshments willalso be available.Post-game InterviewsFollowing a 10-minute "cooling off"period, coaches and players from bothteams will be made available to media outletsat each team’s respective dugout. TheSports Information staff will poll the mediaprior to the end of the game to determineany player requests.PracticesAs a general rule, all practices areopen to the media and the public.There may be instances, however,when all or part of a practice session isclosed. Please contact the SportsInformation Office in advance if you planon attending a practice session so an escortcan be made available.Interview PolicyMedia interviews of players andcoaches are encouraged, and every effortwill be made to accommodate mediarequests. In-person interviews are preferred,but telephone interviews can bearranged through the Mercer SportsInformation Office. Under no circumstanceswill student-athletes' residencenumbers be supplied to the media.InterviewsAll interviews with Mercer studentathletesshould be coordinated through theSports Information Office. Players are generallyavailable for interviews up to 30minutes prior to the start of practice anddirectly afterward. Head coach CraigGibson is generally available in the mornings,but other arrangements can be made.Fax & E-mail ServiceMedia outlets may request to beincluded on the broadcast fax and e-maillists to receive daily news regarding Mercerbaseball. The Mercer Sports Informationfax number is (478) 301-5350. To be addedto the daily e-mail list, send a message withsuch request to recupero_da@mercer.edu.Press BoxThe phone number to reach the pressbox during a contest is (478) 301-2339.Sports Information OfficeThe Mercer Sports Information Officeis located in Suite 135 on the first floor ofthe University Center.Sports Information StaffRandy JonesDirectorMen’s Basketball, TennisOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-2735E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .jones_p@mercer.eduSteven EricsonAssistant DirectorWomen’s Soccer,Women’s Basketball, GolfOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-5219E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . .ericson_sp@mercer.eduDan RecuperoGraduate Assistant DirectorMen’s Soccer, Baseball,Cross CountryOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-5217E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . .recupero_da@mercer.eduSara AllbrittonGraduate Assistant DirectorSoftball, Volleyball, RifleOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . .(478) 301-5172E-mail . . . . . . . . . . .allbritton_s@mercer.eduMercer on the WebInformation on the Mercer Athletics programcan be found at www.mercerbears.com.Everything from news releases, player andcoach biographies, historical data, live audiostreaming, results and statistics on all 14 athleticprograms can be found on the web.22007 BEARS BASEBALL


No. Name Pos. B/T Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/Previous School2 Nick DiMauro INF R/R 5-9 160 Fr. Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton HS3 Casey Stuart C R/R 6-2 180 So. Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County HS4 Jason Lowey OF R/R 5-10 170 Sr. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla./Okaloosa-Walton JC5 Thomas Carroll OF/LHP L/L 6-2 210 Fr. Albany, Ga./Deerfield Windsor HS6 Blake Quarles LHP L/L 6-3 188 Sr. Augusta, Ga./Young Harris JC7 Michael Langley INF R/R 5-11 160 Fr. Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS8 Steven Karwatt INF R/R 6-0 210 So. Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota HS9 Billy Shaughnessy INF R/R 5-11 180 Jr. Roswell, Ga./Lassiter HS10 Josh Lowey INF R/R 5-11 180 Jr. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla./Okaloosa-Walton JC11 Tyler McCarty INF S/R 5-10 190 So. Griffin, Ga./Spalding County HS12 Josh Thompson C R/R 6-3 210 Sr. Pineview, Ga./Fullington Academy13 Matt Crawford OF S/R 6-0 164 Jr. Waycross, Ga./Gordon JC14 Mike Armstrong INF/C R/R 6-4 225 Jr. Evans, Ga./Evans HS15 Tyler Brown INF/C L/R 6-0 210 Jr. Monroe, Ga./Middle Georgia JC17 Brantley New RHP R/R 6-3 205 Sr. Dublin, Ga./Dublin HS19 Andrew Einert INF L/R 6-2 210 Sr. Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb HS20 J.C. Daugherty LHP L/L 6-2 220 Sr. Clearwater, Fla./North Florida CC21 Mark Jarvis OF R/R 6-2 205 Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Westminister HS22 Eric Renfroe OF L/R 6-2 205 Sr. Macon, Ga./Tattnall Square Academy23 Andy Campbell RHP R/R 6-2 200 Jr. Whitesburg, Ga./Alexander HS25 John Daugherty INF L/L 6-2 180 Jr. Athens, Ga./Clarke Central HS26 Cory Gearrin RHP R/R 6-3 210 Jr. Dayton, Tenn./Young Harris JC27 John Dortch OF R/R 6-2 180 Jr. Tallahassee, Fla./Chiles HS28 Justin Boyette RHP R/R 6-1 195 So. Beaumont, Texas/Okaloosa-Walton JC29 Joe Winker OF L/L 6-1 190 Fr. Orlando, Fla./Bishop Moore HS30 Michael Shaw RHP R/R 6-3 230 Fr. Cumming, Ga./North Forsyth HS31 Mike Narveson RHP R/R 6-3 191 Sr. Savannah, Ga./Savannah Christian HS33 David Harden RHP R/R 6-4 210 Fr. Marietta, Ga./Kennesaw Mountain HS34 Scott Patterson RHP R/R 6-0 170 Fr. Cumming, Ga./North Forsyth HS35 Richard Bentley OF R/R 6-3 195 Jr. Marietta, Ga./Young Harris JC36 Kyle Bedrosian LHP L/L 6-0 185 So. Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta HS38 Boone Webster RHP R/R 6-2 201 Jr. Alpharetta, Ga./Young Harris JC39 Jerod Northcutt RHP/OF R/R 6-2 190 Fr. Cochranton, Pa./Cochranton HS40 Justin True OF R/R 6-1 190 So. Macon, Ga./Tattnall Square Academy42 Travis Peyatt C R/R 6-2 225 Fr. Byron, Ga./Mount de Sales44 J.T. Odom OF R/R 6-0 180 Fr. St. Mary's, Ga./The Bolles SchoolRosterHead Coach: Craig Gibson (Fourth season, Mercer '85)Assistant Coaches: Tim Boeth (Second season, Central Florida '98), Danny McMurtry (First season, Louisiana-Lafayette '03), TyMegahee (Second season, Mercer '05)Pronunciations2 Nick DiMauro . . . . . . . . . . . . .Di-Mar-oh6 Blake Quarles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kwarles8 Steven Karwatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Car-wat9 Billy Shaughnessy . . . . . . . .Shaw-nes-ee19 Andrew Einert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-nert26 Cory Gearrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gare-in27 John Dortch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Door-ch28 Justin Boyette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boy-et36 Kyle Bedrosian . . . . . . .Buh-droh-shun38 Boone Webster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boon42 Travis Peyatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pie-utTim Boeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BoothDanny McMurtry . . . . . . . . .Mc-Mer-treeTy Megahee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Muh-gay-heeRoster BreakdownBy StateGeorgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1By YearSeniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Sophomores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Freshman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10By PositionPitchers . . . . . . . . .12 (9 RHP and 3 LHP)Catchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Infielders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Outfielders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11MERCER UNIVERSITY 3


#2Nick DiMauro5-9•160•Fr.Boca Raton, Fla.#3Casey Stuart6-2•180•So.Warner Robins, Ga.#4Jason Lowey5-10•170•Sr.Ft. Walton Beach,Fla.#5Thomas Carroll6-2•210•Fr.Albany, Ga.#6Blake Quarles6-3•188•Sr.Augusta, Ga.#7Michael Langley5-11•160•Fr.Lilburn, Ga.#8Steven Karwatt6-0•210•So.Sarasota, Fla.#9Billy Shaughnessy5-11•180•Jr.Roswell, Ga.#10Josh Lowey5-11•180•Jr.Ft. Walton Beach,Fla.#11Tyler McCarty5-10•190•So.Griffin, Ga.#12Josh Thompson6-3•210•Sr.Pineview, Ga.#13Matt Crawford6-0•164•Jr.Waycross, Ga.Radio/Television Roster#14Mike Armstrong6-4•225•Jr.Evans, Ga.#22Eric Renfroe6-2•205•Sr.Macon, Ga.#15Tyler Brown6-0•210•Jr.Monroe, Ga.#23Andy Campell6-2•200•Jr.Whitesburg, Ga.#17Brantley New6-3•205•Sr.Dublin, Ga.#25John Daugherty6-2•180•Jr.Athens, Ga.#19Andrew Einert6-2•210•Sr.Kennesaw, Ga.#26Cory Gearrin6-3•210•Jr.Dayton, Tenn.#20J.C. Daugherty6-2•220•Sr.Clearwater, Fla.#27John Dortch6-2•180•Jr.Tallahassee, Fla.#21Mark Jarvis6-2•205•Jr.Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.#28Justin Boyette6-1•195•So.Beaumont, Texas#29Joe Winker6-1•190•Fr.Orlando, Fla.#30Michael Shaw6-3•230•Fr.Cumming, Ga.#31Mike Narveson6-3•191•Sr.Savannah, Ga.#33David Harden6-4•210•Fr.Marietta, Ga.#34Scott Patterson6-0•170•Fr.Cumming, Ga.#35Richard Bentley6-3•195•Jr.Marietta, Ga.#36Kyle Bedrosian6-0•185•So.Sharpsburg, Ga.#38Boone Webster6-2•201•Jr.Alpharetta, Ga.#39Jerod Northcutt6-2•190•Fr.Cochranton, Pa.#40Justin True6-1•190•So.Macon, Ga.#42Travis Peyatt6-2•225•Fr.Byron, Ga.#44J.T. Odom6-0•180•Fr.St. Mary’s, Ga.42007 BEARS BASEBALL


The Mercer baseball program will look to build off animpressive 2006 campaign in which they finished 34-26, came inthird-place in the Atlantic Sun Conference and clinched a two seedat the A-Sun Championships in DeLand, Fla. Mercer came up justshort of a conference championship last year, but due to a solidcore of returning players and a list of impressive newcomers, headcoach Craig Gibson and his staff have reason to be optimistic forthe upcoming year.Last season, the Bears were eliminated by host Stetson insemifinal action at the A-Sun tournament, 5-4. The Bears showedthe type of resiliency they displayed all season in the final gameagainst the Hatters. Trailing by four runs entering the bottom ofthe ninth, Mercer put together a late rally but fell just short to theeventual tournament champion. Highlights of the2006 season included the Bears upending regularseasonAtlantic Sun champion, Jacksonville, at theconference tournament, defeating No. 1 Florida, 3-2, in Gainesville, Fla. on Feb. 15 and taking agame at No. 1 Clemson, 3-2, Feb. 25.Stellar pitching and timely hitting carriedthe Bears last season. Closer Andrew Urena wasselected as an All-American and tabbed first teamAll-Atlantic Sun. Urena finished second in thenation with 15 saves and was selected by theChicago White Sox during the 11th round of theJune major league baseball draft. The loss ofUrena will hurt, but Mercer returns seven keyposition players along with staff ace BrantleyNew. Blake Quarles and J.C. Daugherty will becounted upon in the middle of the rotation andhighly touted newcomer, Corey Gearrin, will takeover for Urena at the back end of the bullpen.PitchersSenior Brantley New made waves as a starter last season,earning first team all-conference honors, compiling a record of 9-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 100 innings of work. Newwas also selected during the amateur draft in the 27th round by theBoston Red Sox, but decided to return to Mercer for his seniorseason. New's return will provide stability at the front of theBears' rotation. Solidifying the starting rotation this season will beseniors J.C. Daugherty and Blake Quarles. Daugherty finished theyear 3-1 with a 5.22 ERA and 41 strikeouts, and Quarles went 4-2 sporting a 5.23 ERA and 60 strikeouts. Also in the mix for thestarting rotation are junior college transfers Justin Boyette andBoone Webster. Boyette joined the Bears from Okaloosa-Walton,and Webster comes by way of Young Harris. During his freshmanand sophomore seasons at Young Harris, Webster helped his squadwin the Region XVII Championship and a pair of second-placefinishes in the East Central District. He posted three wins andpicked up four saves as a freshman, and won five games with onesave in his second season at Young Harris.“With New, Quarles and Daugherty returning to anchorthe staff we have answered our weekend questions,” said headcoach Craig Gibson.Replacing Urena's closer role will be no easy task forGibson, but incoming junior college transfer Cory Gearrin willmake the transition a smooth one. Gearrin performed admirablyduring the prestigious Cape Cod League, earning all-star honorsand a top-30 prospect distinction. He finished the summer 2-1with a 1.67 ERA, picking up eight saves and registering 41 strikeoutsin 27 innings. Gearrin gives hitters fits with his low, threequartersdelivery and quality slider. Providing depth in the Bears'bullpen will be senior Mike Narveson, junior Andy Campbell andsophomore Kyle Bedrosian. Last season, Narveson struck out 22batters in 31 innings, while registering a 1-1 record. Campbellenters the season on a roll as he was named most valuable pitcherforthe Winter Pines Warthogs of the Florida Collegiate SummerLeague. He posted a 2-2 mark and a 3.83 ERA over the summer.Bedrosian was sidelined last year due to an injury, but has the toolsto come back strong.“We must continue to develop quality relievers and giveGearrin the opportunity to close out games,” said Gibson.Newcomers David Harden, Scott Patterson and Michael2007 A-Sun Preseason PollPos. Team (First-place votes) Pts.1. Jacksonville (5) 912. Stetson (4) 913. Mercer (1) 804. North Florida 725. ETSU 606. Kennesaw State 427. Belmont 418. Campbell 279. Gardner-Webb 2510. Lipscomb 21A-Sun Tournament Champion:StetsonPreseason Player of the Year:Josh Thompson (Mercer)Shaw will also be in the mix. Hardenearned All-Cobb County honors followinghis junior and senior seasons atKennesaw Mountain High School. Hewas also named Cobb County Pitcherof the Year as a junior. Pattersonbrings a long list of accomplishmentswith him to Mercer. During his senioryear, Patterson was named the AtlantaJournal Constitution Northside Pitcherof the Year, Gainesville Times Pitcherof the Year and to the Metro AtlantaAll-Star Team. During his NorthForsyth career, he set school recordsfor wins (21) and strikeouts (197). In2006, Patterson set single-seasonrecords for wins (12), strikeouts (96),innings pitched (78) and ERA (0.99).In 2005 and 2006, he was named to theAll-County and All-Region teams. Shaw is a big, strong righthandedpitcher from North Forsyth High School. During his seniorseason, he threw 21 innings, racking up 10 strikeouts, with anERA of 2.66. This past summer, Shaw put his talent on display forthe Midland Redskins out of Ohio. Shaw had a stellar summergoing 9-2 with a 1.90 ERA in helping Midland to the CABANational Championship.“Harden, Shaw, Boyette, Patterson and Webster give usmore velocity than we have had in awhile,” added Gibson.CatchersLeading the Mercer offense this season will be all-conferenceselection Josh Thompson. Thompson hit .332 last season,led the Atlantic Sun in home runs (15) and finished fourth in theconference with 53 RBIs. Thompson finished in the top-10 in severalA-Sun categories, including slugging percentage (.605), onbasepercentage (.433) and total bases (135). In order for theBears' offense to be successful in 2007, Thompson will be reliedupon to produce runs.Adding depth behind the dish will be sophomore CaseyStuart and freshman Travis Peyatt. Stuart made 24 appearanceslast season for the Bears and earned all-star honors over the summerin the Florida Collegiate League. Peyatt earned all-regionhonors in 2005 and 2006 for Mount de Sales. As a senior, he wasalso selected to the GISA All-State team and named All-MiddleGeorgia.“With Thompson and Stuart returning we have two frontlineoptions behind the plate,” said Gibson. “Tyler Brown andTravis Peyatt provide quality depth.”2007 Season PreviewMERCER UNIVERSITY 5


2007 Season PreviewInfieldersComplementing Thompson in the middle of the lineup isAll-Atlantic Sun selection Mike Armstrong. Armstrong will movefrom behind the plate to first base this season. He finished secondon the team in batting average (.368) and home runs (nine) in2006. Senior Andrew Einert along with sophomore JohnDaugherty will provide many options at first base.Setting the table for Mercer's power-hitting tandemwill be junior Billy Shaughnessy and sophomore TylerMcCarty. The slick-fielding Shaughnessy improved his offensesteadily over the course of last season, finishing the year with a.294 batting average. McCarty is coming off an All-Freshmanteam selection, making an immediate impact in his rookie campaign,hitting .309 with seven doubles and 25 RBIs. This seasonMcCarty will shift to second base, and make room for junior JoshLowey and sophomore Steven Karwatt to battle it out at the hotcorner.Lowey red-shirted last season, but had two successfulseasons at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, batting .318 with 59RBIs. Junior Tyler Brown, a transfer from Middle GeorgiaCollege, is expected to fill the designated hitter role this seasonand can play first base. He was selected as an all-star and namedto the all-league team in the Valley Summer League. Brown batted.292 with five long balls and 29 RBIs. He will add anotherpower source in the Bears’ lineup.Freshman Michael Langley, out of Parkview HighSchool in Lilburn, Ga., will add depth to the infield. He played forJunior Team Georgia in 2005 and was selected to play for TeamGeorgia in 2006. He was twice selected to the Georgia DugoutClub Top 80, and was invited to play with the Top 20 in 2005.Langley was an honorable mention all-county infielder in 2005and was named to the AJC first team last year.“We must replace our entire right side of the infield thisyear,” said Gibson. “How quickly McCarty, Langley, Einert,Armstrong, Brown and Daugherty come together will determinehow we play early. With returnees Shaughnessy, Karwatt and JoshLowey, we feel good about the left side of the infield.”OutfieldersThe Bears return their top four outfielders from last seasonin seniors Eric Renfroe and Jason Lowey, and juniors JohnDortch and Mark Jarvis. Renfroe had a breakout year in 2006,putting up career-bests in eight different offensive categories. Hebatted .324 and collected 73 hits, 46 runs, 40 RBIs, 27 walks and11 stolen bases. Dortch took over in right field last season andnever looked back. He led the squad with 14 stolen bases and dueto a tremendous arm, recorded eight outfield assists. He also hit.293 with four home runs and 25 RBIs.Defensive guru Jason Lowey and Mark Jarvis platoonedin left field last season, and both will battle for significant playingtime in 2007. Last season, Lowey hit .209 and garnered eight doubles,18 RBIs and five stolen bases. Jarvis batted .289 with fivedoubles, a pair of home runs, 18 RBIs and went 3-for-3 in stolenbase attempts. Newcomers Matt Crawford and Richard Bentleywill add depth to the outfield.“An outstanding returning group is anchored by fouryearstarter Eric Renfroe,” added Gibson. “This group brings a lotof game experience to play in 2007. The returnees along with ournewcomers can really “shrink” the field, giving us one of the bestoutfields in the league.”ScheduleThe 2007 schedule features a challenging mix of nonconferencegames to go along with competitive conference action.The slate is highlighted by a three-game series at Miami (Fla.) toopen the season, home-and-home series against Georgia andAuburn, and a tough Atlantic Sun schedule.Mercer opens the season with nine of 10 games on theroad. Following its trip to Miami, the Bears head to DaytonaBeach, Fla. for a weekend series at Bethune-Cookman, Feb. 10-11. Mercer’s home opener is scheduled for Feb. 14 versus formerconference foe Georgia State at 4 p.m. and after a trip to SouthAlabama, the Bears return home for an early-season test againstGeorgia on Feb. 21.Georgia State and Georgia are part of five home-andhomeseries this season for Mercer, a list that also includes Auburn(March 27 and April 10), Georgia Southern (April 17 and May 15)and Florida A&M (Feb. 23-25 and March 9-11). The Bears willtake on the Panthers in Atlanta, Feb. 28, and travel to Athens tobattle the Bulldogs on March 20.Claude Smith Field will host Samford (March 2-4) andSavannah State (April 24), and a trip to Western Carolina (March7) round out the non-conference opponents.Campbell will invade Macon to open conference play,March 16-17, and A-Sun action continues the following weekendas the Bears travel to DeLand, Fla., the site of the 2007 conferencetournament, for a three-game series with Stetson.Jacksonville (March 30-31) and Lipscomb (April 6-7)are set to visit Claude Smith as April and May make way for tripsto Belmont, North Florida and Gardner-Webb, and home seriesagainst Kennesaw State and ETSU.The Bears longest home stand of the season is four gamesand will take place three times during the season. Mercer’slongest road trip is six games to open the season. The schedulefeatures a stern test as Miami and Georgia advanced to last season’sCollege World Series. Conference rivals Stetson andJacksonville, along with Bethune-Cookman and South Alabamaalso advanced to NCAA regional play.“One-third of our schedule advanced to regional play lastyear,” said Gibson. “To accomplish our goals of getting to thenext level we must not only play this kind of schedule, but wemust have success against these teams.”Preseason All-Atlantic Sun TeamPos. Name Team Cl.SP *Matt Dobbins Jacksonville Jr.SP Chris Ingoglia Stetson Sr.SP Brad Johnson North Florida Sr.SP Brantley New Mercer Sr.RP Robbie Elsemiller Stetson Jr.1B Mike Armstrong Mercer Jr.2B Chad Knight North Florida Jr.3B Braedyn Pruitt Stetson Sr.SS Billy Shaughnessy Mercer Jr.OF Pete Clifford Jacksonville Sr.OF Shane Jordan Stetson Sr.OF Wilson Tucker Belmont Sr.C Josh Thompson Mercer Sr.DH Travis Martin North Florida Jr.DH Jay McConnell Gardner-Webb So.*Unanimous Selection62007 BEARS BASEBALL


Craig GibsonHead Coach - Fourth SeasonMercer head coach Craig Gibson hashelped put the Bears among the elite squads inthe Atlantic Sun Conference heading into 2007.Last season, Gibson led Mercer to its best finishsince 1999, earning a 34-26 mark and athird-place finish in the conference.Highlighting the season were victories over No.1 Florida and No. 1 Clemson. Closer AndrewUrena finished second in the nation in saves with 15, and earnedAll-America honors from several publications. Urena was chosenby the Chicago White Sox duringthe 11th round of the Junemajor league baseball draft.Brantley New was also draftedlast June in the 27th round bythe Boston Red Sox, but electedto return to Mercer for hissenior year. The Bears alsofinished over .500 in back-tobackseasons for the first timesince 1982-83. Due to therecent success, Gibson hasbeen able to land top-flightrecruits, as Collegiate Baseballtabbed Mercer’s 2007 recruitingclass among the nation’stop tier.In 2005, Gibson guided the Bears back above .500, markingthe first time Mercer had finished the season with a winningrecord since 1999. In the process, the Bears set a new schoolrecord with eight shutouts and defeated Southwest Missouri State,Coaching ExperienceMercer UniversityHead Coach2004-present(Fourth Season)Assistant Coach1994-2003(10 Seasons)Graduate Assistant1986-87(Two Seasons)Palm Beach Gardens HS1991-93(Three Seasons)Suncoast Community HS1990(One Season)The Gibson FileJupiter Community HS1988-89(Two Seasons)Playing ExperienceMercer University1981-85(Four Seasons)EducationMercer UniversityB.S. history and health,physical education andrecreationM.S. education insocial sciencewho finished the season ranked in the Top 25.Gibson became the third head coach at MercerUniversity since 1948 at the start of the 2004 season. Barry Myershung up his spikes after 26 years at Mercer and the Bears did nothave to go far to find their new leader.In his first campaign as head coach, Gibson led his youngsquad to a 20-35 record, a nine-win improvement from the previousseason. The 2004 Bears had just three seniors on the roster,and of the eight juniors on the squad, only one had played forMercer in 2003. The rest of the junior class had transferred toMercer looking for a chance to win.Mercer opened the 2004 season with a victory overFlorida A&M for Gibson’s first career win on January 24, 2004.On March 20, 2004, the Bears defeated Jacksonville 2-0, forGibson’s first Atlantic Sun Conference victory. The Bears wontwo of three games againstTroy on April 23-24, 2004 forthe first conference series winduring the Craig Gibson Era.Gibson started hiscareer at Mercer as a player.His junior year, the hard-hittingfirst baseman earnedAtlantic Sun ConferencePlayer of the Year honors,while leading the Bears to theAtlantic Sun Tournament and asecond-place finish in the regularseason.Following his playingcareer, Gibson served as agraduate assistant coach on Myers’ staff. He then took over as thehead baseball coach at Jupiter Community High School in Jupiter,Fla., for two years before moving over to Suncoast CommunityHigh School in Riviera Beach, Fla., for one season. Gibsonwrapped up his high school coaching career in 1993 as the headcoach at Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach, Fla.In August 1993, Gibson got the call to come home andserve as an assistant under Myers. With his strong ties to Mercerand a wealth of coaching experience, it made Athletics DirectorBobby Pope’s choice an easy one when he elevated Gibson to thehead job following Myers resignation.During his time as an assistant, Gibson coached fourplayers who were drafted by the Major Leagues and helped leadMercer to two A-Sun divisional titles. The Bears also advanced tothe A-Sun Tournament three times, finishing as high as third in1999. The 1999 team was one of the best Gibson worked with,finishing in a tie for third place in the A-Sun at 19-11 and going36-24 overall.Since 1994, he has also been involved in helpingfundraising for Mercer athletics, serving as director of the athleticdepartment annual fund.On top of his victories on the field, Gibson was a winnerin the classroom, earning a bachelor’s degree in history and health,physical education and recreation, and a master’s of education insocial science from Mercer.A native of Macon, Ga., Gibson and his wife Diane havetwo children, Tyler and Lindsey.Head Coach Craig GibsonMERCER UNIVERSITY 7


Coaching StaffTim BoethAssistant Coach - Second SeasonIn his second season with the Bears,Boeth has been appointed head coach CraigGibson’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator.He was a key contributor to Mercer’s 34-26 campaign last season, and brings a wealth ofcoaching and playing experience to Gibson’sstaff. Boeth’s aggressive style of coaching hascarried over to his players on the field.Boeth joined the athletic department at MercerUniversity in August 2005. He stepped into an excellent situationwith an experienced staff and quality returning players. His onfieldresponsibilities include serving as the Bears’ hitting instructor,as well as base running and infield coach. Mercer posted a.297 batting average as a club during the 2006 season, while averagingjust short of six runs per contest. On the bases, the Bearsbecame more aggressive, stealing 68 bags at a 71 percent successrate. Defensively, Mercer was ranked among the best in theAtlantic Sun, fielding .963 on the year.Prior to joining the staff at Mercer, Boeth coached underDerek Wolfe for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in the FloridaCollegiate Summer League. He helped lead the Dawgs to theirfirst FCSL pennant in 2005. The Winter Park affiliate led theleague in stolen bases, averaging just under three swipes per game.The Diamond Dawgs produced five league all-stars in the summerof 2005, including two position players. During his stint with theDiamond Dawgs, Boeth coached current Bear Mike Narveson,who finished the summer with a 2.53 ERA in 21.1 innings of workand 22 strikeouts.Boeth worked at his alma mater, the University ofCentral Florida, from January 2001 through August 2005 in sever-Coaching ExperienceMercer UniversityAssistant Coach2005-present(Second Season)Winter ParkDiamond Dawgs(Florida CollegiateSummer League)2005Assistant Coach(One Season)UCFAssistant Coach2004-05(One Season)Support Staff2001-04(Three Seasons)The Boeth FilePlaying ExperienceTallahasee CC1996-97(Two Seasons)UCF1998-99(Two Seasons)Drafted by the AnaheimAngels in 33rd Round1999EducationTallahasee CCA.A. general studiesUCFB.S. liberal studiesal different capacities. From January 2001 through June 2004, heserved as a full-time equipment manager for the Golden Knightsbaseball program. Following the 2004 campaign, Boeth movedinto the volunteer assistant position. His on-field responsibilitiesincluded coaching the infield and base running. In 2005, UCF finishedthird in the country in stolen bases with 145 bags. Boethhelped four players break the 20-stolen base barrier during theyear. Following the 2005 season, two UCF infielders were draftedin the Major League Baseball’s Amateur Draft.Boeth had a solid playing career which was capped by ashort stint in professional baseball. He played his college baseballfor Jay Bergman at the University of Central Florida. Over a twoyearspan, his teams won a combined 79 games. Aside from aidingin the success of his team, Boeth achieved personal honorsbeing named to the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team in 1998and second team All-Atlantic Sun in 1999. In the 1999 season,Boeth finished third nationally and first in the Atlantic Sun instolen bases. In 1998, he batted .303 with 25 stolen bases, and thefollowing season Boeth hit .361 with 45 stolen bases, 60 runsscored, three home runs and 39 RBI. His 45 stolen bases still rankthird in UCF single-season history.Prior to his time at UCF, Boeth played at TallahasseeCommunity College for Mike McCleod. He helped lead TCC toa third-place finish FJCAA State Tournament in 1996. He wasalso named first team All-Pan-Handle following the 1997 season.Boeth left TCC as the single-season and all-time hits leader.Boeth played his high school baseball under Greg Jones,at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Fla. He was a two-sport letterwinner at Leon, and competed in the Final Four two times withthe baseball squad as well as three appearances in the Final Fourin soccer. Boeth was a five-time first team all-state selection,twice in baseball and three times in soccer. He also garnered thirdplace in Florida’s Mr. Soccer as a senior. Boeth graduated fromLeon in the spring of 1995.Boeth resides in Macon, Ga. with his wife Jen Lowndes.They were married on Dec. 30, 2006. He was born in St. Louis,Mo., on Nov. 3, 1976. Boeth is the son of Ron and MargaretBoeth, and his older brother, Brian, was also drafted by theAnaheim Angles following his time at Pensacola Junior College.“Tim works with our hitters and infielders on a dailybasis,” said Gibson.“He has a greatknowledge of ourteam philosophyand does an outstandingjob communicatingwith anddeveloping ourplayers.”82007 BEARS BASEBALL


Danny McMurtryAssistant Coach - First SeasonDanny McMurtry joined Gibson’s staffas the pitching coach for the upcoming seasonin September 2006. He comes way ofOkaloosa-Walton, and has an excellent reputationas a coach and recruiter. McMurtry willinherit a quality pitching staff this season,anchored by senior Brantley New. Also, thereturn of Blake Quarles and J.C. Daugherty,along with junior college transfer Correy Gearrin should makeMcMurtry’s transition an easy one.McMurtry excelled at Okaloosa-Walton Junior Collegein Niceville, Fla., where he was the pitching coach and recruitingcoordinator. Two of the pitchers on this staff were chosen in the2006 Major League Baseball amatuer player draft. The recruitingclass that he helped bring in added an additional five players thatwere chosen in the draft as well.Before arriving at Okaloosa-Walton, McMurtry workedas an assistant coach at Monmouth University in Long Branch,N.J. McMurtry was named the pitching coach and recruiting coordinatorat Monmouth. He helped lead the staff to school recordsin both team ERA and wins. He also helped engineer a recruitingclass that was highlighted by a 2006 freshman All-American.McMurtry started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at hisalma mater, the Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette.McMurtry began his playing career at HowardCommunity College in Big Spring, Texas. While at Howard,McMurtry was named the Howard College most distinguishedstudent-athlete of the year. Following his stint at Howard, heenrolled at the Louisiana-Lafayette where he finished his playingcareer. He graduated from the University of Louisiana atCoaching ExperienceMercer UniversityAssistant Coach2006-present(First Season)Okaloosa-Walton JC2005-06Assistant Coach(One Season)Monmouth UniversityAssistant Coach2004-05(One Season)University ofLouisiana-LafayetteGraduate Assistant Coach2003-04(One Season)The McMurtry FilePlaying ExperienceHoward CC1999-00(Two Seasons)University ofLouisiana-Lafayette2001-03(Two Seasons)EducationUniversity ofLouisiana-LafayetteB.S. general studiesconcentration inapplied sciencesLafayette in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies witha concentration in applied sciences, and was named the generalstudies graduate of the year.McMurtry is originally from North Platte, Neb., wherehis parents Jim and Sally still reside. His brother Matt was draftedthis past June by the San Francisco Giants, and his sister Beckywas a three-time All-American in softball and is currently the headsoftball coach at Northwestern State University. His older sister,Jamie, played softball at Creighton University and resides inOmaha, Neb. McMurtry is single and resides in Macon, Ga.“Danny works with our pitchers and assists with ourrecruiting efforts,” said Gibson. “Danny is a very hands-on, highenergycoach who gets the most out of our players on a dailybasis.”Coaching StaffMERCER UNIVERSITY 9


Coaching StaffTy MegaheeAssistant Coach - Second SeasonTy Megahee returns to the Mercercoaching staff for a second season, following asolid two-season stint on the field for the Bears.Megahee’s familiarity with the program hashelped him fit in and help Gibson establish asolid foundation for the future. He excelled onthe field at Mercer and provides the squad witha wide range of infield knowledge.Megahee serves as the volunteer assistant coach for theBears. Megahee is responsible for the academic progress of thebaseball program, assisting with theteam's hitters and serving as the catchinginstuctor.Megahee spent the summerof 2006 with the Florence RedWolvesof the Coastal Plains League. Hehelped Florence to a 32-18 record,fourth-best in the league. Megaheeserved as the team's hitting and infieldcoach. The 2006 RedWolves set teamfranchise records for batting average(.268), home runs (29) and on-basepercentage (.350). Florence also finishedwith the fourth-best fielding percentagein the league (.964).A Mercer alumnus, Megahee lettered for the Bears in2004 and 2005, playing for current Mercer skipper Craig Gibson.He was a two-year starter on the infield. During his career,Megahee helped the Bears jump into the upper eschelon in theAtlantic Sun Conference. Following his senior season, Ty wasawarded the Doyle E. Watson Leadership Award. He graduated inMay 2006 with a bachlor’s degree in education.Prior to Mercer,The Megahee FileCoaching ExperienceMercer UniversityAssistant Coach2005-present(Two Seasons)Playing ExperienceMercer University2003-05(Two Seasons)Darton College2001-03(Two Seasons)EducationMercer UniversityB.S. educationMegahee played two years atDarton College under GlennEames. He was a two-yearstarter on the infield for theCavaliers, helping them tothird-place finishes in 2002and 2003. He graduatedfrom Darton in 2003 with anassociate’s of science degree.A native of NormanPark, Ga., Megahee graduatedfrom Colquitt CountyHigh School in 2001. Hewas a three-year stater for thePackers under Coach JerryCroft. His parents, Gene andDede, reside in Norman Park.Megahee has two youngersiblings, Josi, a junior at theUniversity of Georgia, andTanner, a freshman at ABAC.Rachel GreenAthletic Trainer - Second SeasonRachel Green joined the MercerAthletic Training staff in the fall of 2005 as theAssistant Athletic Trainer. She is in her secondseason in with Mercer's baseball and volleyballteams.Green earned a bachelors degree inathletic training from the University ofEvansville. Following her time at Evansville,she moved on to the University of Florida, and notched a mastersin applied physiology and kinesiology.While at Florida, Green participated in the High SchoolOutreach Program where she was responsible for more than 250student-athletes at Newberry and P.K. Young high schools. Thisprogram allowed these schools access to a certified athletic trainerthat would otherwise have been unavailable.Green is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer, a memberof both the Southeast and National Athletic TrainersAssociations, an American Heart Association ProfessionalRescuer, CPR and AED certified and is American Safety andHealth Institute first aid certified.Green is a native of Indianapolis, Ind. and graduatedfrom Cardinal Friar HighSchool.The Green FileExperienceMercer UniversityAssociate Athletic Trainer2005-present(Two Seasons)EducationUniversity of EvansvilleB.S. athletic trainingUniversity of FloridaM.S. applied physiologyand kinesiologyCertificationsNATABOC certifiedathletic trainerAmerican Heart AssociationProfessional RescuerCPR and AED certifiedAmerican Safety and HealthInstitute first aid certifiedOrganizationsSoutheast and National AthleticTrainers Associations102007 BEARS BASEBALL


20J.C. DaughertyLHP •L/L •6-2 •220 •Sr.Clearwater, Fla.North Florida CC19Andrew EinertINF •L/R •6-2 •210 •Sr.Kennesaw, Ga.North Cobb HS2006: Earned his way on to the starting rotation for the final onethirdof the season ... Struck out two batters in one inning versusFlorida A&M in his first appearance for the Bears (2/4) ... Pickedup first win at Mercer, striking out one batter in one inning versusBethune-Cookman (2/17) ... Registered five strikeouts andallowed one earned run in 7.0 innings at Georgia Southern (4/11)... Garnered a win with 7.0 innings of work and five strikeoutsagainst Jacksonville at the A-Sun Tournament (5/26).Junior College: Transferred to Mercer from North FloridaCommunity College in Madison, Fla. ... Was a member of theFlorida Junior College All-Star team in 2004 ... Graduated in thespring of 2005 with a 3.2 GPA.High School: Earned four varsity letters at Clearwater CentralCatholic ... Led the Marauders to the 2003 2A StateChampionship.Personal: Son of Larry Daugherty and Dawn Russo ... Has onesister, Erica ... Majoring in history ... Born on May 11, 1985, inClearwater Beach, Fla. ... Played in the Valley League in 2006with the StautonBraves and ledthem to a second-placefinish.2006: Went 2-for-3 with a double versus Florida Atlantic (3/10)... Walked a season-high four times and picked up one RBI andone run scored against Rider (3/14) ... Scored two runs atKennesaw State (3/25).2005: Finished second on the team with a .340 batting average ...Appeared in 41 games and made 27 starts ... Garnered seven doublesand four homers in just 103 at-bats ... Was third on the teamwith a .525 slugging percentage ... Had a perfect 1.000 fieldingpercentage on 101 attempts.2004: Played in 51 games with 46 starts as a freshman ... Tied forthe team lead with six home runs ... Recorded a season-high threeRBI against Savannah State (2/28) ... Registered a season-highthree hits against Campbell (5/7).High School: Hit over .400 as a junior and senior, with a combinedseven home runs and 50 RBI ... Led North Cobb to a regionchampionship as a senior ... Named honorable mention all-regionas a junior and senior ... Named first team all-metro as a senior.Personal: Son of Ed and Joanna Einert ... Has one brother, Eddie,27, and one sister, Anne Marie, 18 ... Majoring in education ...Born on Jan. 3, 1985, in Homestead, Fla.Player ProfilesDaugherty’s Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App. SV IP H R ER BB SO2006 5.22 3-1 22 0 60.1 73 43 35 26 41Totals 5.22 3-1 22 0 60.1 73 43 35 26 41Einert’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2004 .269 51 46 156 24 42 7 0 6 242005 .340 41 27 103 18 35 7 0 4 192006 .212 34 16 52 5 11 2 0 0 5Totals .283 126 89 311 47 88 16 0 10 48MERCER UNIVERSITY 11


4Jason LoweyOF •R/R •5-10 •170 •Sr.Fort Walton Beach, Fla.Okaloosa-Walton JC31Mike NarvesonRHP •R/R •6-3 •191 •Sr.Savannah, Ga.Savannah Christian HS2006: Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in first game for Mercer versusFlorida A&M (2/3) ... Registered two doubles and one runscored against VMI (2/12) ... Garnered a grand slam versusBethune-Cookman (2/18) ... Collected a season-high three hits,including one double and one run scored at Kennesaw State (3/25)... Hit .400 in a five-game stretch against Kennesaw State andGeorgia State, going 8-for-20 with three doubles, four RBIs andsix runs scored ... Had a 2-for-4 day with one RBI and one doubleagainst Jacksonville at the A-Sun Tournament .... Named toAtlantic Sun all-academic team.Junior College: Transferred to Mercer from Okaloosa-WaltonJunior College ... Batted .365 with 12 HR, 45 RBIs and 145 totalbases ... Named first team all-conference.2006: Picked up first win as a Bear versus Georgia State, registeringfive strikeouts and zero earned runs in a season-high 5.0innings of work (3/28) ... Struck out three batters in 1.1 innings atGeorgia (4/18) ... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academic team.2005: A primary option out of the bullpen for the Bears making14 relief apperances ... Second on the team with a 4.38 ERA in12.1 innings pitched ... Contributed in three of Mercer’s recordsettingeight shutouts.2004: Made 20 apperances, all in relief ... Compiled 19 strikeoutsin 40.1 innings pitched ... Garnered a season-high 7.2 inningsagainst Jacksonville (3/19) ... Recorded a season-high three strikeoutsagainst Albany State (2/21).Player ProfilesHigh School: Three-year letterwinner at Fort Walton Beach HighSchool.Personal: Son of Doug and Cindy Lowey ... Twin brother Josh isalso a member of the 2007 Mercer Bears ... Majoring in communications... Born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.High School: Helped lead Savannah Christian Prep to a 50-6record his junior and senior seasons ... Won region championshipsboth years ... Played second base and pitcher ... Also played basketball... A member of the National Honor Society.Personal: Son of Bruce and Sally Narveson ... Has two brothers,Jon, 25, and Chris, 24, who pitches with the St. Louis Cardinals ...Majoring in biology ... Born on March 30, 1985, in Englewood,Colo. ... In 2005, helped lead the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs toa Florida Collegiate Summer League regular season title.Lowey’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2006 .209 53 39 153 21 32 8 0 1 18Totals .209 53 39 153 21 32 8 0 1 18Narveson’s Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App. SV IP H R ER BB SO2004 7.81 0-4 20 0 40.1 60 51 35 23 192005 4.38 0-0 14 0 12.1 14 11 6 8 92006 6.39 1-1 23 0 31.0 46 28 22 12 2Totals 6.78 1-5 57 0 83.2 120 90 63 43 50122007 BEARS BASEBALL


17Brantley NewRHP •R/R •6-3 •205 •Sr.Dublin, Ga.Dublin HS2006: Led the Bears in ERA (3.60), wins (nine), innings pitched(100.0), games started (16) and strikeouts (95) ... Registered a season-highnine strikeouts versus Florida A&M (2/3), FloridaAtlantic (3/11) and at Kennesaw State (3/25) ... Pitched seveninnings of shutout ball with seven strikeouts at UAB (3/3) ...Allowed zero earned runs at Kennesaw State to go along with ninestrikeouts (3/25) ... Had a four strikeout, complete game performanceversus North Florida (4/1) ... Notched first team all-conferencehonors.6Blake QuarlesLHP •L/L •6-3 •188 •Sr.Augusta, Ga.Young Harris JC2006: Recorded six strikeouts in 4.0 innings against GeorgiaSouthern (3/1) ... Garnered eight strikeouts in 4.2 innings versusRider (3/15) ... Picked up first win as a Bear versus Samford, registeringfour strikeouts in 2.0 innings (3/22) ... Collected a seasonhighnine strikeouts in 7.0 innings in defeating North Florida (4/2)... Recorded first-career complete game victory with five strikeoutsand two earned runs allowed against Gardner-Webb (4/22) ...Finished the season strong with three consecutive 6.0 inning outings,topped with a seven-strikeout performance versus Belmont(5/19) ... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academic team.2005: Made 18 apperances and 14 starts for the Bears ... Notcheda team-best 3.55 ERA in 83.2 innings, with a team-high 66 strikeouts... Was second on the team with two complete games includinga one-run, four-hit effort against Jacksonville (3/11) ...Recorded a season-high nine strikeouts against Marshall (2/12).2004: Made 17 apperances with seven starts in 2004 ... Recorded26 strikeouts in 44.2 innings ... Threw a season-high 6.0 inningsagainst Campbell (5/8) ... Registered a season-high five strikeoutsagainst Lipscomb (4/2).High School: Hit .460 with 12 doubles, nine home runs and 15stolen bases as a junior at Dublin ... Hit .400 as a senior with 14doubles, six home runs and 38 RBIs with 17 stolen bases ...Named first team All-State as a junior and first team All-Region asa senior ... Won region championshipsas a junior and senior ...Compiled a career 27-8 record onthe mound with an ERA under1.60 his final two seasons ...Named to the All-Middle GeorgiaAll-Star team ... Threw a no-hitteras a sophomore.Junior College: Transferred to Mercer after two stellar seasons atYoung Harris Junior College ... Was named National JuniorCollege Pitcher of the Week two times during his sophomore season... Tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout in the 2005GJCAA State Tournament against Darton College ... Went 19-1 atYoung Harris over two seasons.High School: Earned four letters in baseball and two letters infootball for Augusta Aquinas .. Named team MVP junior and seniorseasons.Personal: Son of Doug and Teresa Quarles ... Has two brothers,Jay, 25, and Sadler,12, and one sister,Mary Brooke, 19 ...Majoring in biology... Born on Oct. 16,1984, in Augusta,Ga. ... Planning toattend medicalschool following hisbaseball career.Player ProfilesPersonal: Son of Brant andSusan New ... Has one brother,David, 20 ... Majoring in businessmanagement ... Born on May 1,1984, in Dublin, Ga. ... Was draftedin the 27th round of the MLBamateur draft by the Boston RedSox following last season.New’s Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App. SV IP H R ER BB SO2004 7.25 0-4 17 0 44.2 64 43 36 23 262005 3.55 5-4 18 0 83.2 74 38 33 45 662006 3.60 9-3 16 0 100.0 100 52 40 40 95Totals 4.30 14-11 51 0 228.1 238 133 109 108 187Quarles’ Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App. SV IP H R ER BB SO2006 5.23 4-2 18 0 74.0 86 55 43 35 60Totals 5.23 4-2 18 0 74.0 86 55 43 35 60MERCER UNIVERSITY 13


22Eric RenfroeOF •L/R •6-2 •205 •Sr.Macon, Ga.Tattnall Square Academy12Josh ThompsonC •R/R •6-3 •210 •Sr.Pineview, Ga.Fullington AcademyPlayer Profiles2006: Finished second on the team in RBIs (40), third in runsscored (46), stolen bases (11) and hits (73), and fourth on the teamin batting average (.324), total bases (97), slugging percentage(.431), and tied for fourth with four home runs ... Went 2-for-3with an RBI and two runs scored, and 3-for-3 with one home run,three RBI and two runs in back-to-back games with Bethune-Cookman (2/18-2/19) ... Collected a season-high four runs scoredin a 2-for-4 outing against Rider (3/14) ... Recorded a season-highfour RBIs along with a 2-for-4 showing with two runs and twodoubles versus Rider (3/15) ... Went 3-for-5 with three runs atETSU (4/15) ... Had a 3-for-5 day versus Stetson at the A-SunTournament (5/25) .... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academic team.2005: Started 53 games for the Bears ... Batted .245 with six doubles,a team-high two triples and four home runs ... Led the teamwith 10 stolen bases ... Went 2-for-3 with with a homer, two runsscored and four RBIs against Florida A&M (3/23) ... Was namedone of the Top 10 Prospects in the Valley League by ESPN’sBaseball America.2004: Started in 54 and played in all 55 games ... Was 8-for-9 instolen bases ... Notched five outfield assists ... Second on the teamwith 29 RBI ... Recorded a season-high three hits on three separateoccasions, with the last time coming against FAU, includingtwo home runs (5/22) ... Season-high five RBIs against AlbanyState (1/21).High School: Led TattnallSquare Academy to two statechampionships ... Namedfirst team all-state as a juniorand senior ... Also playedfootball, recording 31 sacksin his career ... Won a statechampionship as a junior infootball.Personal: Son of Mark andVicki Renfroe ... Has onebrother, Daniel, 18 ... Bornon March 10, 1985, inMacon, Ga.Renfroe’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2004 .258 55 54 186 33 48 10 0 3 292005 .245 53 53 212 42 52 6 2 4 242006 .324 60 57 225 46 73 10 1 4 40Totals .278 168 164 623 121 173 26 3 11 932006: Led A-Sun with 15 home runs and finished fourth in theconference with 54 RBIs ... Finished sixth in the A-Sun in sluggingpercentage (.605) and ninth in on-base percentage (.433) ...Was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored atLipscomb (4/9) ... Went 4-for-5 with a season-high five RBIs andtwo home runs at ETSU (4/14) ... Collected four RBIs and tworuns along with a 2-for-4 day versus Belmont (5/19) ... Notchedsecond team all-conference and all-tournament honors.2005: Played in 52 games with 50 starts ... Batted .319 with 11doubles and 12 homers ... Led the Bears with a .580 slugging percentage... Against Georgia State went 2-for-3 with two home runs,three RBIs and three runs scored (3/5) ... Was named one of thetop catching prospects in the South by SEbaseball.com.2004: Played in 48 games and started 37 ... Hit .273 with ninedoubles and 21 RBI ... Made a 2.0 inning appearance as a pitcheragainst Stetson, collecting three strikeouts (3/12) ... Season-highthree hits twice, last time against Georgia Southern (3/30) ...Season-high three RBIs twice, last time against Lipscomb (4/2).2003: Hit .121 in 33 ABs ... Started 11 games, recording two RBIsand two runs ... Went 1-for-2 against Morris Brown with two runsscored and an RBI (1/25) ... Went 2-for-3 against Marshall (2/15)... Made two appearances as a pitcher, pitching 1.1 innings ...Pitched a perfect inning against Morris Brown (1/26).High School: An all-region performer and two-time all-stateselection at Fullington Academy ... Hit .611 as a senior and went6-1 with a 1.13 ERA ... Helped lead the Trojans to two region runner-upfinishes ... Named all-state infootball, while rushing for 960 yardsand passing for 550 yards his seniorseason, and earned all-state honors inbasketball, scoring 1,256 career pointsPersonal: Son of David and LisaThompson ... Has one sister, Jessica,19 .. Earned a bachelor’s in businessmanagement ... Currently working onhis MBA ... Born on July 24, 1984, inMacon, Ga. ... Married to the formerKristen Burk in 2006.Thompson’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2003 .121 12 11 33 2 4 0 0 0 22004 .273 48 37 132 20 36 9 0 1 212005 .319 52 50 188 38 60 11 1 12 462006 .332 60 60 223 47 74 16 0 15 53Totals .302 172 158 576 107 174 36 1 28 122142007 BEARS BASEBALL


14Mike ArmstrongINF •R/R •6-4 •225 •Jr.Evans, Ga.Evans HS23Andy CampbellRHP •R/R •6-2 •200 •Jr.Whitesburg, Ga.Alexander HS2006: Finished seventh in the A-Sun in batting average (.368) andeighth in slugging percentage (.591) ... Was second on the squadin home runs (nine), third in total bases (101), fourth in hits (63)and fifth in RBIs (30) ... Went 3-for-4 with one run scored versusGeorgia Southern (3/1) ... Collected one home run, two RBIs andone run in a 3-for-5 showing versus Rider (3/14) ... Garnered agrand slam at Lipscomb (4/9) ... Notched a season-high in homeruns (two) and runs (three), and registered four RBIs while going3-for-4 against Gardner-Webb (4/21) ... Hit .300 (6-15) at the A-Sun Tournament including two RBI and three runs scored ...Notched first team all-conference honors ... Named to AtlanticSun all-academic team and third team academic all-american.2005: Made four apperances during the 2005 season ... Had a hitand one RBI against Alabama State (2/19).High School: Named first team all-county and all-area … VotedBest Defensive Player … Played for Coach Ricky Beale at EvansHigh School … Involved with FCA … Also played basketball …Graduated with honors.Personal: Son of Dan and Lisa Armstrong … Has one brother,Brian, 19, and one sister, Kaylee, 9 ... Majoring in biomedicalengineering ... Born on Oct. 21, 1985, in Augusta, Ga. ... Plans towork with prosteticsfollowing baseballcareer.2006: Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings versus Rider (3/15) ...Finished the season on a high note, recording three strikeouts in1.0 inning of work against Belmont (5/19).2005: Redshirted his freshman season.High School: Was a three-year starter at Alexander High Schoolin Douglasville ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball ...Helped lead his team to the 2003 Georgia Dugout ClubTournament championship ... Was named to the Georgia DugoutClub All-Star team in 2003 ad 2004.Personal: Son of Anthony and Carol Campbell ... Has one brother,Will, 17, and one sister, Taylor, 15 ... Majoring in business ...Born on July 9, 1986, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Played for Coach RichWallace’s Winter Pines Wart Hogs in 2005 and was named pitcherof the year.Campbell’s Career StatisticsYear ERA W-L App. SV IP H R ER BB SO2006 5.19 0-1 7 0 8.2 12 10 5 3 7Totals 5.19 0-1 7 0 8.2 12 10 5 3 7Player ProfilesArmstrong’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2005 .333 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 12006 .368 53 43 171 30 63 11 0 9 30Totals .368 57 43 174 30 64 11 0 9 31MERCER UNIVERSITY 15


25John DaughertyINF •L/L •6-2 •180 •Jr.Athens, Ga.Clarke Central HS27John DortchOF •R/R •6-2 •180 •Jr.Tallahassee, Fla.Chiles HSPlayer Profiles2006: Redshirted due to an injury ... Named to Atlantic Sun allacademicteam.2005: Apperaed in four games for the Bears ... Had a perfect1.000 fielding percentage with seven putouts at first base.High School: Named first team All-Northeast Georgia by theAthens Banner Herald as a senior … Earned Best Offensive Playerhis senior year … Set the Clarke Central record for RBI in 2004… Named to the Northeast Georgia All-Star team … Also recruitedby Kennesaw State, Embry Riddle, West Georgia and GeorgiaSouthwest.Personal: Son of Kenny and Patricia Daugherty … Majoring ineconomics and law ... Born on June 6, 1986, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.2006: Started the 2006 campaign strong, going 5-for-9 with fiveruns scored, three RBIs, one double and one home run versusFlorida A&M (2/3-2/5) ... Recorded three RBI at Florida State(3/7) ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and one home run versusRider (3/15) ... Registered a 3-for-4 day at the plate at Jacksonville(5/13) ... In the first game at the A-Sun Championships, picked upa pair of RBIs and runs scored, and went 2-for-3 in helping defeatETSU (3/24) ... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academic team.2005: Made 27 apperaences with seven starts ... Batted .303 withone double, one triple, one home run, and seven RBIs ... Finishedthe season with a slugging percentage of .485 ... Was 2-for-3 witha home run against Troy (4/9) ... Was 1-for-4 with a career-hightwo RBIs against Gardner-Webb (4/30).High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lawton Chiles HighSchool … Also played football for three years … Active in theNational Honor Society and FCA … Named 2004 Scholar-Athleteof the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat ... Played for the samehigh school coach, Greg Jones, as assistant coach Tim Boeth.Personal: Son of Doug and Judy Dortch … Has one sister,Corrie, 25 ... Majoring in economics and minoring in law ... Bornon Sept. 10, 1985, inLouisville, Ky. ...Planning on attendingmedical school followingbaseball career.Daugherty’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2005 .000 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 02006 redshirtedTotals .000 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0Dortch’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2005 .303 27 7 33 5 10 1 1 1 72006 .293 56 53 188 29 55 5 0 4 25Totals .294 83 60 221 34 65 6 1 5 32162007 BEARS BASEBALL


21Mark JarvisOF •R/R •6-2 •205 •Jr.Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Westminister HS10Josh LoweyINF •R/R •5-11 •180 •Jr.Fort Walton Beach, Fla.Okaloosa-Walton JC2006: Notched his first-career home run at Mercer and picked upthree RBIs in a 3-for-4 day versus Stetson (3/18) ... Scored acareer-high two runs on three different occasions, versus FloridaA&M (2/4), at Kennesaw State (3/25) and at ETSU (4/15) ... Went3-for-4 with one RBI, one run scored and two doubles atLipscomb (4/8) ... Collected a career-high four RBIs and was 3-for-3 at the plate at ETSU (4/15) ... Registered one hit in two plateappearances and two RBIs against ETSU at the A-SunChampionships (5/24).2005: Made nine appearences with no starts, used primarliy as adefensive replacement for his speed and outfield ability ...Recorded just three at-bats.High School: Earned four letters in baseball at WestminsterAcademy … Also earned one varsity letter in football … Earnedall-county honorable mention as both a junior and senior.Personal: Son of Jimmy and Cindy Jarvis … Has one brother,Matthew, 19, and one sister, Sarah, 23 ... Born on Oct. 21, 1985,in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.2006: Redshirted last season ... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academicteam.Junior College: Played two seasons at Okaloosa-Walton JuniorCollege ... Batted .305 with 35 RBIs as a sophomore.High School: Three-year letterwinner at Fort Walton Beach HighSchool.Personal: Son of Cindy and Doug Lowey ... Twin brother Jasonis also a member of the 2007 Mercer Bears ... Majoring in business... Born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ... Planson competing for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the FloridaCollegiate Summer League this coming summer in Orlando, Fla.Player ProfilesJarvis’ Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2005 .000 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 02006 .289 40 31 97 14 28 5 0 2 18Totals .280 49 31 100 14 28 5 0 2 18MERCER UNIVERSITY 17


9Billy ShaughnessyINF •R/R •5-11 •180 •Jr.Roswell, Ga.Lassiter HSRSKyle BedrosianLHP •L/L •6-0 •185 •So.Sharpsburg, Ga.East Coweta HSPlayer Profiles2006: Hit safely in the first six games of the season, going 9-for-21 over that stretch with five RBIs, three runs scored and one doubleversus Florida A&M (2/3-2/5) and VMI (2/10-2/12) ...Collected a season-high four hits in a 4-for-5 effort with two RBIs,two runs and two doubles at Kennesaw State (3/25) ... Notchedone home run and a season-high three RBIs at Lipscomb (4/8) ...Went 3-for-4 with one run scored at Georgia Southern (4/11) ... Ina three-game series against Gardner-Webb, he went 6-for-9 withfive runs and three RBIs (4/21-4/22) ... Finished the regular seasonon a high note going 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs andtwo runs versus Belmont (5/19) ... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academicteam ... Hit .337 with runners in scoring position ...Committed only three errors in last 30 games.2005: Made 34 apperances and 24 starts for the Bears ... Seven ofhis 16 hits on the season went for extra bases, six doubles and ahomer ... Was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs againstAlabama State (2/20).High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lassiter High School …Four-time Gold Glove Award winner … Team captain as a senior… First team All-Cobb County selection … Hit .340 with 20 RBIas a senior.Personal: Sonof Bill andMary JoShaughnessy… Has one sister,Elizabeth,17 ... Majoringin finance andeconomics ...Born on Dec.11, 1985, inMetarie, La. ...Three-yearmember of theStudent-AthleteAdvisoryCommittee.2006: Redshirted due to an injury.2005: Made 14 apperances and three starts ... Tossed a careerhigh6.0 innings in Mercer’s 19-0 defeat of Alabama State (2/20)... Recorded a season-high nine strikeouts against Alabama State... Pitched in two of Mercer’s record eight shutouts last season.High School: Played for Coach Franklin Delooch at East CowetaHigh School … Holds East Coweta record for most strikeouts in asingle season … Earned ECHS pitching award ... Named CowetaCounty Player of the Week … Also recruited by Georgia Southerand, Jacksonville State.Personal: Son of Steve and Tammy Bedrosian … Has threebrothers, Cody, 18, Carson, 16 and Cameran, 15, and one sister,Katelyn, 12 .. Majoring in communications ... Born on Aug. 15,1985, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Played with the Stauton Braves of theValley League in 2005.Shaughnessy’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2005 .188 34 24 85 11 16 6 0 1 112006 .294 58 58 201 33 59 11 0 2 34Totals .262 92 82 286 44 75 17 0 3 45Bedrosian’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2005 10.38 1-1 14 0 21.2 17 25 25 31 232006 redshirtedTotals 10.38 1-1 14 0 21.2 17 25 25 31 23182007 BEARS BASEBALL


8Steven KarwattINF •R/R •6-0 •210 •So.Sarasota, Fla.Sarasota HS11Tyler McCartyINF •S/R •5-10 •190 •So.Griffin, Ga.Spalding County HS2006: Picked up his first-career hit at Mercer in a 2-for-4 effortwith one RBI and one run scored in a win over top-ranked Florida(2/15) ... Went 2-for-3 with one home run, two RBIs and two runsversus Bethune-Cookman (2/18) ... Recorded a game-winningRBI single at No. 1 Clemson (2/25) ... Collected a career-highthree hits, including a triple and two runs versus Florida Atlantic(3/11) ... Jacked his second home run of the season, a two-run shotagainst Rider (3/14) ... Platooned at third base with fellow freshmanTyler McCarty.High School: Earned two varsity letters at Sarasota High School... Was named third team all-state in 2004 and first team all-statein 2005 ... Led Sarasota High School to the 2005 state title.Personal: Son of Steve and Christy Karwatt ... Has one sister,Kelly, 18 ... Majoring in economics ... Born on Aug. 1, 1986, inSarasota, Fla.2006: Finished fifth on the team in batting average (.309) and onbasepercentage (.387) ... Collected his first-career hit at Mercer ina 3-for-4 showing with two RBIs versus Florida A&M (2/4) ...Went 2-for-5 with a career-high three RBIs and scored two runsagainst VMI (2/10) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with one RBI at UAB(3/5) ... Picked up three hits in back-to-back games versus Rider,going 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs and one double in gameone, and 3-for-5 with one run in the second game (3/14-3/15) ...Registered three hits in a career-high six at-bats and recorded twoRBIs at ETSU (4/15) ... Finished the season strong, going 2-for-2with two RBI and one run scored versus Belmont (5/19).High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Spalding CountyHigh School ... Helped the Jaguars to a region championship.Personal: Son of Chuck and Becki McCarty ... Has one sister,Morgan, 16 ... Majoring in marketing ... Born on Dec. 25, 1986, inGriffin, Ga. ... Put up solid numbers while playing for the StautonBraves of the Valley League.Player ProfilesKarwatt’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2006 .208 40 20 77 11 16 2 1 2 10Totals .208 40 20 77 11 16 2 1 2 10McCarty’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2006 .309 54 44 175 29 54 7 0 0 25Totals .309 54 44 175 29 54 7 0 0 25MERCER UNIVERSITY 19


Player Profiles3Casey StuartC •R/R •6-2 •180 •So.Warner Robins, Ga.Houston County HSRSJustin TrueOF •R/R •6-1 •190 •So.Macon, Ga.Tattnall Square Academy2006: Made first appearance as a Bear against Florida A&M (2/3)... Collected first-career run scored against Florida A&M (2/5),first-career RBI against VMI (2/10) and first-career hit, a double,against Bethune-Cookman (2/19) ... Notched a hit in his only atbatand scored a run versus Belmont (5/19).High School: Earned four varsity letters at Houston County HighSchool.Personal: Son of Jay and Kathy Stuart ... Has two sisters, Megan,17, and Mattison, 7 ... Majoring in communications ... Born onNov. 5, 1986, in Warner Robins, Ga. ... Came to Mercer as aswitch-hitter, but has now decided to focus on the right-side of theplate ... Played for the Winter Pines Wart Hogs of the FloridaCollegiate Summer League in 2006 and was named to the all-starteam.2006: Made first appearance as a Bear against Florida A&M (2/4)... Collected a career-high two at-bats against Bethune-Cookman(2/18) ... Named to Atlantic Sun all-academic team.High School: Earned four varsity letters at Tatnall SquareAcademy ... Named to the GISA all-region team four times, GISAall-state honorable mention twice and GISA first team all-state.Personal: Son of Charlene and Keith True ... Has one brother,Garrett, 16 ... Majoring in business ... Born on Feb. 23, 1987, inJacksonville, Fla.Stuart’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2006 .080 24 4 25 3 2 1 0 0 1Totals .080 24 4 25 3 2 1 0 0 1True’s Career StatisticsYear Avg. GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI2006 .000 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0Totals .000 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0202007 BEARS BASEBALL


35Richard BentleyOF •R/R •6-3 •195 •Jr.Marietta, Ga.Young Harris JC15Tyler BrownINF/C •L/R •6-0 •210 •Jr.Monroe, Ga.Middle Georgia CCJunior College: Member of two regular-season GJCAA championshipsand one GJCAA conference championship with CoachRick Robinson’s Young Harris squad ... Part of a class that won 95games in two years ... Notched a .990 career fielding percentagewith the Mountain Lions.High School: Earned two letters in both baseball and basketballat Sequoyah High School ... Named all-county and DefensivePlayer of the Year in baseball ... Honored as a scholar athlete.Personal: Son of Steve and Leslie Bentley ... Has one brother,John, 22 ... Majoring in history ... Born on Aug. 31, 1986, inMarietta, Ga.Junior College: Named all-conference twice for Middle Georgia... Hit .346 with nine home runs, 16 doubles and 58 RBI during hisfirst season ... Finished his second season with a .365 batting average,including 11 home runs, 13 doubles and 53 RBI.High School: Earned three letters in both baseball and football atLoganville High School ... Named all-region and all-state in baseballand football ... Was a member of Team Georgia.Personal: Son of Adam and Jill Brown ... Has one brother, Todd,16 ... Majoring in communications ... Born on Feb. 26, 1986, inMonroe, Ga. ... Played for the Stauton Braves of the Valley Leaguethis past summer and was named an all-star, to go along with leadinghis team on a great post-season run.28Justin BoyetteRHP •R/R •6-1 •195 •So.Beaumont, TexasOkaloosa-Walton JCRSThomas CarrollOF/LHP •L/L •6-2 •210 •Fr.Albany, Ga.Deerfield Windsor HSPlayer ProfilesJunior College: Compiled a 3-3 record with a 2.45 ERA atOkaloosa-Walton ... His best performance was a complete-gameshutout against Wallace-Dothan in February 2006.High School: Earned four letters in baseball and two letters inbasketball at Hardin-Jefferson High School ... Named baseballteam MVP as a senior ... Selected all-district during his sophomore,junior and senior campaigns.Personal: Son of Jerry and Tina Boyette ... Has one sister,Angela, 23 ... Majoring in communications ... Born on June 11,1985, in Meridian, Miss.High School: Earned five letters in baseball, four letters in basketballand three letters in football at Deerfield-Windsor HighSchool ... In baseball, named all-region four times, all-state twiceand was the Region Player of the Year as a junior ... Notched themost home runs and RBI in school history ... Recorded all-regionhonors in football twice and in basketball three times ... Voted thebest athlete in his class ... Honor roll student all four years.Personal: Son of Joe and Terri Carroll ... Has one sister and onebrother, Meredith, 23, and Joey, 21 ... Majoring in journalism ...Born on Feb. 18, 1988, in Coral Springs, Fla. ... Will compete inthe Valley League in the summer of 2007.MERCER UNIVERSITY 21


13Matt CrawfordOF •S/R •6-0 •164 •Jr.Waycross, Ga.Gordon JC26Cory GearrinRHP •R/R •6-3 •210 •Jr.Dayton, Tenn.Young Harris JCPlayer ProfilesJunior College: Named honorable mention all-conference atGordon Junior College.High School: Earned two letters in baseball at Ware County HighSchool ... Named first team all-region ... Member of the SoutheastAll-Star team ... Set the school hits record.Personal: Son of Bruce and Denna Crawford ... Has two brothers,Shon, 29, and Chad, 26 ... Majoring in business ... Born onMay 9, 1986, in Waycross, Ga.2Nick DiMauroINF •R/R •5-9 •160 •Fr.Boca Raton, Fla.Boca Raton HSJunior College: Named to all-conference regular season andtournament team ... Set single season and career record in appearances... Finished in the top ten in school history in wins, strikeoutsand saves.High School: Earned letters in baseball at Rhea County HighSchool ... Notched all-district, all-area and all-region honors ...Named Best of Preps by the Chattanooga Times Free Press ...District tournament MVP.Personal: Son of Tim and Geri Gearrin ... Has two sisters,Brittany, 19, and Cayce, 17, and one brother, Adam, 20 ...Majoring in political science and minoring in philosophy ... Bornon April 14, 1986, in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Named a Cape CodAll-Star this past summer, while also earning a spot on the Top 30prospects in the prestigious Cape Cod League and a Top 100prospect overall by PG Crosschecker.33David HardenRHP •R/R •6-4 •210 •Fr.Marietta, Ga.Kennesaw Mountain HSHigh School: Earned four letters in baseball, three in football andtwo in basketball at Boca Raton High School ... Named MVP andDefensive MVP his senior season ... Notched all-county and allareahonors ... Started all four years at shortstop ... .405 career battingaverage.Personal: Son of Joe and Beth DiMauro ... Has two brothers,Ryan, 20, and Brandon, 15, and one sister, Alyssa, 11 ... Majoringin business management ... Born on Sept. 7, 1988, in BoyntonBeach, Fla.High School: Earned three letters in baseball and two in swimming... Named all-county as a junior and senior ... Notched CobbCounty Pitcher of the Year honors as a junior ... Was all-state andall-american honorable mention in swimming ... Registered anERA of 0.52 as a junior and 1.20 as a senior.Personal: Son of Wes and Retha Harden ... Has one brother,Jacob, 12 ... Majoring in sport management ... Born on Sept. 21,1987, in Atlanta, Ga.222007 BEARS BASEBALL


7Michael LangleyINF •R/R •5-11 •160 •Fr.Lilburn, Ga.Parkview HSRSJ.T. OdomOF •R/R •6-0 •180 •Fr.St. Mary’s, Ga.The Bolles SchoolHigh School: Earned two letters in baseball ... Was a member ofTeam Georgia his junior and senior seasons ... Gwinnett Countyfirst team all-county in 2006 ... Georgia Dugout Club Top 20 in2005.Personal: Son of Mickey and Ann Langley ... Has two brothers,David, 15, and Zach, 11 ... Majoring in business ... Born on April28, 1988, in Lilburn, Ga.High School: Earned three letters in baseball ... Went to the statesemifinals as a junior and senior ... His GPA was in the top ten percentile.Personal: Son of Jack and Carol Odom ... Has one sister,Mackenzie, 16 ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Born onJune 8, 1988, in Langley, Va.RSJerod NorthcuttRHP/OF •R/R •6-2 •190 •Fr.Cochranton, Pa.Cochranton HS34Scott PattersonRHP •R/R •6-0 •170 •Fr.Cumming, Ga.North Forsyth HSPlayer ProfilesHigh School: Earned four letters in baseball, cross country andwrestling ... Named league MVP in baseball ... Notched seventhplace at state tournament in wrestling ... Finished 83rd in state forcross country team.Personal: Son of Scott and Beth Northcutt ... Has two brothers,Cody, 15, and Ryan, 11 ... Majoring in biomedical engineering ...Born on April 9, 1988, in Cochranton, Pa.High School: Earned four letters in baseball ... Named all-countyand all-region in 2005 and 2006 ... Earned numerous honors in2006, including All-Area Pitcher of the Year, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Northside Pitcher of the Year and Gainesville TimesPitcher of the Year ... Was a member of the Braves 400 Club MetroAtlanta All-Star team ... Set school records in career wins (21),career strikeouts (197), single-season strikeouts (96), single-seasonERA (0.99), single-season wins (12) and single-seasoninnings pitched (78).Personal: Son of Russ and Regina Patterson ... Has one brother,David, 21 ... Majoring in business and sport marketing ... Born onMay 4, 1988, in Cumming, Ga.MERCER UNIVERSITY 23


42Travis PeyattC •R/R •6-2 •225 •Fr.Byron, Ga.Mount de Sales38Boone WebsterRHP •R/R •6-2 •201 •Jr.Alpharetta, Ga.Young Harris JCHigh School: Earned six letters in baseball and football ... Namedall-region in 2005 and 2006, and all-state in 2006 ... Was on theAll-Middle Georgia team ... Notched all-region honors in footballin 2005 ... Hit .450 as a junior.Personal: Son of Carson Peyatt ... Has two sisters, Gina, 22, andKasey, 16, and one brother, Justin, 24 ... Majoring in mechanicalengineering ... Born on Nov. 11, 1987, in Macon, Ga.Junior College: Played for Coach Rick Robinson at YoungHarris Junior College.High School: Earned three letters in baseball at Centennial HighSchool ... Named team MVP and captain as a senior ... Set singleseason records in ERA and strikeouts.Personal: Son of Craig and Janet Webster ... Has four brothers,Luke, 24, Jake, 21, Cole, 18 and Dylon, 9, and two sisters, Jessica,31, and Gretchen, 29 ... Majoring in sport management ... Born onAug. 24, 1986, in Tifton, Ga. ... This past summer played for theWilson Tobs in the Coastal Plains League.Player Profiles30Michael ShawRHP •R/R •6-3 •230 •Fr.Cumming, Ga.North Forsyth HSRSJoe WinkerOF •L/L •6-1 •190 •Fr.Orlando, Fla.Bishop Moore HSHigh School: Earned two letters in baseball ... Posted a career2.60 ERA, with 87 strikeouts in 90 innings of work.Personal: Son of Mike and Denise Shaw ... Has two sisters,Tiffany, 22, and Lauren, 13 ... Majoring in communications andjournalism ... Born on Nov. 26, 1987, in Roswell, Ga. ... Compileda 9-2 record with a 2.04 ERA with one of the top summer clubteams in the country, the Midland Redskins.High School: Earned three letters in baseball ... Named all-county,all-district and all-state.Personal: Son of Joe and Karen Winker ... Has two brothers,Ryan, 14, and Jesse, 13 ... Majoring in medicine ... Born on Aug.25, 1988, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. ... Played for one of Florida’s premierAAU teams, the Orlando Scorpions, under Coach SalLombardo ... Will play for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in theFlorida Collegiate Summer League in the summer of 2007.242007 BEARS BASEBALL


Miami, Fla.Feb. 2, 3, 4Coral Gables, Fla.Mark Light FieldBethune-CookmanFeb. 10, 11Daytona Beach, Fla.Jackie RobinsonBallparkGeorgia StateFeb. 14Claude Smith FieldFeb. 28, Apr. 4Atlanta, Ga.The Field atPanthersvilleGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coral Gables, Fla.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1926Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,250Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HurricanesColors . . . . . . . . . . . .Orange, Green and WhiteConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic CoastPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Donna E. ShalalaAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul DeeGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Daytona Beach, Fla.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1904Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,100Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WildcatsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maroon and GoldConference . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Eastern AthleticPresident . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Trudie Kibbe ReedAthletics Director . . . . . . .Lynn W. ThompsonGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlanta, Ga.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1913Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26,000Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PanthersColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue and WhiteConference . . . . .Colonial Athletic AssociationPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Carl V. PattonAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . .Mark McElroyTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim MorrisOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . .1,240-506-4/27Record at UM/Years . . . . . . . . . .605-221-3/132006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-242006 ACC Record/Finish . . . . . . . . .17-13/5thTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mervyl MelendezOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .207-198/7Record at BCC/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-272006 MEAC Record/Finish . . . . . . . . .15-0/1stTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg FradyOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . .First SeasonRecord at GSU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-312006 CAA Record/Finish . . . . . . . . .13-17/6thSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott MoodyE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .smoody@miami.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(305) 284-3244Website . . . . . . . . . .www.hurricanesports.comSouth AlabamaFeb. 16, 17, 18Mobile, Ala.Stanky FieldSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . .Bryan J. HarveyE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .harveyb@cookman.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(386) 481-2206Website . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.bccathletics.comGeorgiaFeb. 21Claude Smith FieldMar. 20Athens, Ga.Foley FieldSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason HanesE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .jhanes@gsu.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(404) 651-1820Website . . . . . . . .www.georgiastatesports.comFlorida A&MFeb. 23, 24, 25Claude Smith FieldMar. 9, 10, 11Tallahassee, Fla.Moore-Kittles FieldOpponentsSectionGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mobile, Ala.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1963Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,538Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JaguarsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue, Red and WhiteConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sun BeltPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gordon MoultonAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe GottfriedGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Athens, Ga.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1785Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33,900Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BulldogsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Red and BlackConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SoutheasternPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Michael AdamsAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . .Damon EvansGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tallahassee, Fla.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1887Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,500Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RattlersColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orange and GreenConference . . . . . . . . . . . .Mid-Eastern AthleticPresident . . . . . . . . .Dr. Castell Vaughn BryantAthletics Director . . . . . . . . .Nelson TownsendTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve KittrellOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . .935-526-1/24Record at USA/Years . . . . . . . . .902-507-1/232006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-212006 Sun Belt Record/Finish . . . . . . .16-7/3rdTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David PernoOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .183-126/5Record at UGA/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-232006 SEC Record/Finish . . . . .18-12/2nd EastTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe DurantOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . .349-417/16Record at FAMU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-342006 MEAC Record/Finish . . . . . . . . .6-12/7thSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin SytkoE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .sytko@usouthal.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(251) 460-7035Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.usajaguars.comSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . .Christopher LakosE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .clakos@sports.uga.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(706) 542-1621Website . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.georgiadogs.comSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . .Alvin Hollins, Jr.E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .rockstat7376@aol.comOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(850) 599-3200Website . . . . . . . . . . .www.thefamurattlers.comMERCER UNIVERSITY25


SamfordMar. 2, 3, 4Claude Smith FieldWestern CarolinaMar. 7Cullowhee, N.C.Childress Fieldat Hennon StadiumCampbellMar. 16, 17Claude Smith FieldGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Birmingham, Ala.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1841Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,507Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BulldogsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Red and BlueConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ohio ValleyPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Thomas E. CortsAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob RollerGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cullowhee, N.C.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1889Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,000Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CatamountsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Purple and GoldConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SouthernPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. John W. BardoAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chip SmithGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buies Creek, N.C.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1887Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10,471Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fighting CamelsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orange and BlackConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Jerry M. WallaceAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . .Stan WilliamsonTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Casey DunnOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-61/2Record at SU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-252006 Ohio Valley Record/Finish . . . . .21-6/1stTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Todd RaleighOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .215-189/7Record at WCU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-272006 SoCon Record/Finish . . . . . . . .14-13/6thTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris WileyOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . .First seasonRecord at CU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-382006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .13-17/7thOpponentsSectionSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joey MullinsE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .jmmulli1@samford.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(205) 726-2799Website . . . . . . . . . . .www.samfordsports.comStetsonMar. 23, 24DeLand, Fla.Melching FieldSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . .Daniel HookerE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . .dhooker@email.wcu.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(828) 227-2339Website . . . . . . . . . .www.catamountsports.comAuburnMar. 27Claude Smith FieldApr. 10Auburn, Ala.Samford Stadiumat Hitchcock FieldSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt MarekE-mail . . . . . . . .mmmarek0531@campbell.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(910) 814-4367Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.gocamels.comJacksonvilleMar. 30, 31Claude Smith FieldGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DeLand, Fla.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1883Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,300Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HattersColors . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hunter Green and WhiteConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. H. Douglas LeeAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff AltierGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Auburn, Ala.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1856Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23,544Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TigersColors . . . . . . . . .Burnt Orange and Navy BlueConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SoutheasternPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Ed RichardsonAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jay JacobsGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jacksonville, Fla.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1934Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,972Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DolphinsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Green and WhiteConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Kerry RomesburgAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . .Alan VerlanderTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pete DunnOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . .964-580-3/26Record at SU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-242006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .16-14/4thTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom SlaterOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . .106-60/6Record at AU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-60/22006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-342006 SEC Record/Finish . . . . . .9-21/6th WestTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Terry AlexanderOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . .490-401-2/16Record at JU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Same2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-192006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . .23-7/1stSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian PetrottaE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .bpetrott@stetson.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(386) 822-8130Website . . . . . . . . . .www.stetson.edu/athleticsSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan FroehlichE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .froehdp@auburn.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(334) 844-9803Website . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.auburntigers.comSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh EllisE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .jellis1@ju.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(904) 256-7402Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.judolphins.com262007 BEARS BASEBALL


LipscombApr. 6, 7Claude Smith FieldBelmontApr. 14, 15Nashville, Tenn.Greer StadiumGeorgia SouthernApr. 17Claude Smith FieldMay 15Statesboro, Ga.J.I. ClementsStadiumGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nashville, Tenn.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1891Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,563Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BisonsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Purple and GoldConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . .Dr. L. Randolph Lowry IIIAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Steve PottsGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nashville, Tenn.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1951Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,319Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BruinsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Navy, Red and WhiteConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Robert C. FisherAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . .Mike StricklandGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Statesboro, Ga.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1906Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,646Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EaglesColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue and WhiteConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SouthernPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Bruce GrubeAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam BakerTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff ForehandOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . .211-142-1/6Record at LU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .First season2006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-322006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .11-19/11thTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave JarvisOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . .566-378-1/18Record at BU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .242-226-1/82006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-312006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . .11-19/10thTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rodney HennonOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . .342-201-1/9Record at GSU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .261-163/72006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-272006 SoCon Record/Finish . . . . . . .16-11/T3rdSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark McGeeE-mail . . . . . . . . . .mark.mcgee@lipscomb.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(615) 279-5862Website . . . . . . . . . . .www.lipscombsports.comNorth FloridaApr. 21, 22Jacksonville, Fla.Harmon StadiumSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . .Charles CochrumE-mail . . . . .mediarelations@mail.belmont.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(615) 460-8023Website . . . . . . . . . . .www.belmontbruins.comSavannah StateApr. 24Savannah, Ga.Grayson StadiumSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . .Patrick OstermanE-mail . . . . .prosterman@georgiasouthern.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(912) 681-0352Website . . . . .www.georgiasoutherneagles.comKennesaw StateApr. 27, 28Claude Smith FieldOpponentsSectionGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jacksonville, Fla.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1965Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,420Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OspreysColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Navy Blue and GrayConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John DelaneyAthletics Director . . . . . . .Dr. Richard GropperGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Savannah, Ga.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1890Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,000Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TigersColors . . . . . . . .Burnt Orange and Reflex BlueConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IndependentPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Carlton E. BrownAthletics Director . . . . .Robert “Tony” O’NealGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kennesaw, Ga.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1963Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,500Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OwlsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Black and GoldConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Dan PappAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Dave WaplesTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dusty RhodesOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . .1,106-449/27Record at UNF/Years . . . . . . . . . . .802-332/192006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-212006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .20-10/2ndSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom StrotherE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tstrothe@unf.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(904) 620-4026Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.unfospreys.comTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carlton HardyOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . . .199-160/8Record at SSU/Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-19/12006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-19Sports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . .Opio MasharikiE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .masharik@savstate.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(912) 356-2446Website . . . . . . . . . .www.savstate.edu/athleticsTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike SansingOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . .735-314/18Record at KSU/Years . . . . . . . . . . .632-258/152006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-322006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .12-18/9thSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hal TowbinE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .htowbin@kennesaw.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(678) 797-2192Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.ksuowls.comMERCER UNIVERSITY27


Gardner-WebbMay 10, 11Boiling Springs, N.C.Varsity FieldETSUMay 17, 18Claude Smith FieldAtlantic Sun ChampionshipsMay 23-26DeLand, Fla.Melching FieldGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boiling Springs, N.C..Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1905Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,900Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Runnin’ BulldogsColors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Red and BlackConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Frank BonnerAthletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chuck BurchTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rusty StroupeOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . .430-293/15Record at GWU/Years . . . . . . . . . . .117-109/42006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-312006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .12-18/8thGeneral InformationLocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Johnson City, Tenn.Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1911Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,100Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BuccaneersColors . . . . . . . . . . . .Navy Blue and Old GoldConference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr.Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave MullinsTeam InformationHead Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tony SkoleOverall Record/Years . . . . . . . . . . .265-271/10Record at ETSU/Years . . . . . . . . . . .170-214/72006 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-272006 A-Sun Record/Finish . . . . . . . .14-16/5thOpponentsSectionSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marc RabbE-mail . . . . . . . . . . .mrabb@gardner-webb.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(704) 406-4355Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.gwusports.comThe Extra ManWhether cheering from the stands or supporting theBears in other ways, Mercer fans act as an "extra man" off thefield, contributing to the success of Mercer Athletics. As you supportMercer, the Department of Athletics requests your assistancein complying with the following NCAA regulations governingfans/boosters during the 2005-06 academic year. Thank you foryour support.Prospects (Recruits):Boosters are not permitted to write, page, text message,instant message or make phone calls to prospects or their relativesfor recruiting purposes. If at any time prospects question boostersabout the Mercer athletics program, they must be directed to amember of the coaching staff.Boosters may attend a prospect's contest on their own initiative,but they may not have any contact with the prospect,his/her coach, principal, or counselor to evaluate the prospect andmay not visit a prospect's educational institution to pick upfilm/videotape or transcripts pertaining to the evaluation of theprospect.Boosters may not contact a prospect to congratulatehim/her on signing a National Letter of Intent to attend Mercer.Boosters may not bring prospects to BearBacker functions,including chapter meetings.Boosters may not have contact at any time with aprospect or his/her parents when the prospect is on the Mercercampus for an official or an unofficial visit, be it in the lockerSports InformationBaseball Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John RobertsE-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .robertjh@etsu.eduOffice Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(423) 439-5263Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.etsubucs.comroom after a game, at a tailgate party, or at an off-campus location.Boosters may not provide prospects with any goods orservices, including any type of special discount or paymentarrangement.Student-Athletes:Boosters cannot provide student-athletes with any sort ofextra benefit, which refers to any special arrangement to provide astudent-athlete or his/her family with a benefit unavailable to thegeneral student population. This includes, but is not limited to, anyspecial discounts, payment arrangements (e.g., cosigning a loan),and the provision of tickets to sporting events or other functionson or off the Mercer campus.Boosters can employ Mercer student-athletes during boththe academic year and summer, provided they receive prior permissionfrom the Compliance Office. The student-athletes must bepaid for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate withthe going rate in that locale.Boosters may not invite student-athletes to tailgate partiesor cookouts before or after games. This would be consideredan impermissible extra benefit.Gambling poses a serious threat to student-athletes.Student-athletes found to be involved in gambling are at risk oflosing their collegiate eligibility. Please help protect Mercer's student-athletesfrom the perils of gambling by creating an environmentfree of wagering, sports pools, fantasy leagues, Internet gambling,etc.Please contact the Compliance Office at (478) 301-2729if you have any questions regarding these regulations. TheMercer University Department of Athletics appreciates yourefforts to comply with NCAA rules.282007 BEARS BASEBALL


2006 Individual StatisticsNo. Player AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT9 Shawn Barrett . . . . . . . . . . . . ..371 55-55 210 40 78 16 0 3 32 103 .490 23 11 13 2 .457 1 3 2-314 Mike Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . ..368 53-43 171 30 63 11 0 9 30 101 .591 17 1 20 1 .429 0 0 1-412 Josh Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . ..332 60-60 223 47 74 16 0 15 53 135 .605 35 8 40 3 .433 4 0 2-222 Eric Renfroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..324 60-57 225 46 73 10 1 4 40 97 .431 27 1 34 3 .391 5 7 11-1411 Tyler McCarty . . . . . . . . . . . . ..309 54-44 175 29 54 7 0 0 25 61 .349 19 4 23 1 .387 1 7 3-55 Billy Shaughnessy . . . . . . . . ..294 58-58 201 33 59 11 0 2 34 76 .378 11 8 25 5 .347 5 16 10-1227 John Dortch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..293 56-53 188 29 55 5 0 4 25 72 .383 10 5 26 3 .340 3 3 14-218 Sean McCahill . . . . . . . . . . . . ..268 58-58 228 48 61 17 0 5 28 93 .408 25 11 52 0 .363 3 12 12-164 Jason Lowey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..209 53-39 153 21 32 8 0 1 18 43 .281 8 4 23 0 .262 3 4 5-921 Mark Jarvis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..289 40-31 97 14 28 5 0 2 18 39 .402 12 5 29 1 .391 1 2 3-319 Andrew Einert . . . . . . . . . . . . ..212 34-16 52 5 11 2 0 0 5 13 .250 18 2 7 0 .425 1 0 0-018 Steven Karwatt . . . . . . . . . . . ..208 40-20 77 11 16 2 1 2 10 26 .338 11 4 17 1 .337 0 0 0-230 Matt Manning . . . . . . . . . . . . ..188 25-2 16 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 .188 2 0 4 0 .278 0 0 5-53 Casey Stuart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..080 24-4 25 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 .120 5 0 4 0 .226 1 0 0-033 Justin True. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..000 4-1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0-029 Stephen Snyder. . . . . . . . . . . ..000 5-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0-032 Edwin Rivera . . . . . . . . . . . . ..000 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-034 Drew Raynor . . . . . . . . . . . . ..000 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0 .500 0 0 0-07 Kyle Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . ..000 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0Totals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..297 60-60 2052 362 609 111 2 47 319 865 .422 223 65 319 20 .379 28 5 4 68-96Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..296 60-60 2115 356 627 98 10 42 315 871 .412 224 54 409 13 .375 20 46 49-66No. Player ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP17 Brantley New . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.60 9-3 16 16 1 0/1 0 100.0 100 52 40 40 95 11 3 7 385 .260 112 Hunter Abercrombie . . . . . . . .4.41 7-4 24 10 0 0/0 2 81.2 112 52 40 19 35 15 2 6 328 .341 220 J.C. Daugherty . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.22 3-1 22 7 0 0/1 0 60.1 73 43 35 26 41 11 2 5 241 .303 136 Blake Quarles . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.23 4-2 18 14 1 0/1 0 74.0 86 55 43 35 60 7 1 5 298 .289 223 Andrew Urena . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.30 4-2 30 0 0 0/2 15 48.1 36 8 7 27 59 2 0 2 181 .199 328 Lath Guyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.70 1-0 7 0 0 0/1 0 10.0 10 7 3 6 12 5 0 1 40 .250 326 Andy Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . .5.19 0-1 7 0 0 0/0 0 8.2 12 10 5 3 7 1 0 1 40 .300 17 Kyle Johnston . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.47 0-3 18 0 0 0/2 0 24.2 30 16 15 12 11 6 0 1 94 .319 731 Mike Narveson . . . . . . . . . . . .6.39 1-1 23 0 0 0/1 0 31.0 46 28 22 12 22 11 0 2 134 .343 515 Josh Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.44 2-4 24 3 0 0/1 0 50.1 61 40 36 22 37 14 1 7 201 .303 29 Shawn Barrett . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.90 3-5 10 10 0 0/0 0 41.0 58 42 36 20 29 15 1 5 169 .343 535 Tyler Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 0.1 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 4 .750 0Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.84 34-26 60 60 2 2/2 17 530.1 627 356 285 224 409 98 10 42 2115 .296 54Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.03 26-34 60 60 1 0/0 8 524.2 609 362 293 223 319 111 2 47 2052 .297 56Date Opponent Result (Record) Location2/3 Florida A&M W, 8-2 (1-0) Macon, Ga.2/4 Florida A&M W, 10-2 (2-0) Macon, Ga.2/5 Florida A&M L, 7-4 (2-1) Macon, Ga.2/10 VMI W, 11-5 (3-1) Macon, Ga.2/11 VMI W, 9-4 (4-1) Macon, Ga.2/12 VMI L, 5-4 (4-2) Macon, Ga.2/15 at Florida W, 3-2 (5-2) Gainesville, Fla.2/17 Bethune-Cookman W, 4-2 (6-2) Macon, Ga.2/18 Bethune-Cookman W, 12-5 (7-2) Macon, Ga.2/19 Bethune-Cookman W, 6-4 (8-2) Macon, Ga.2/24 at Clemson L, 5-1 (8-3) Clemson, S.C.2/25 at Clemson W, 3-2 (9-3) Clemson, S.C.2/26 at Clemson L, 9-4 (9-4) Clemson, S.C.3/1 Georgia Southern L, 8-3 (9-5) Macon, Ga.3/3 at UAB W, 3-0 (10-5) Birmingham, Ala.3/4 at UAB L, 5-2 (10-6) Birmingham, Ala.3/5 at UAB L, 8-1 (10-7) Birmingham, Ala.3/7 at Florida State L, 8-4 (10-8) Tallahassee, Fla.3/10 *Florida Atlantic W, 6-4 (11-8) Macon, Ga.3/11 *Florida Atlantic W, 7-3 (12-8) Macon, Ga.3/11 *Florida Atlantic W, 8-5 (13-8) Macon, Ga.3/14 Rider W, 12-8 (14-8) Macon, Ga.3/15 Rider L, 13-11 (14-9) Macon, Ga.3/17 *Stetson W, 8-4 (15-9) Macon, Ga.3/18 *Stetson W, 5-3 (16-9) Macon, Ga.3/18 *Stetson L, 19-5 (16-10) Macon, Ga.3/22 at Samford W, 4-0 (17-10) Birmingham, Ala.3/24 *at Kennesaw State L, 8-7 (17-11) Kennesaw, Ga.3/25 *at Kennesaw State W, 10-3 (18-11) Kennesaw, Ga.3/25 *at Kennesaw State L, 10-6 (18-12) Kennesaw, Ga.3/28 Georgia State W, 7-2 (19-12) Macon, Ga.3/29 at Georgia State L, 6-5 (19-13) Panthersville, Ga.4/1 *North Florida L, 8-3 (19-14) Macon, Ga.2006 ResultsDate Opponent Result (Record) Location4/1 *North Florida L, 5-3 (19-15) Macon, Ga.4/2 *North Florida W, 3-1 (20-15) Macon, Ga.4/7 *at Lipscomb W, 9-1 (21-15) Nashville, Tenn.4/7 *at Lipscomb L, 5-3 (21-16) Nashville, Tenn.4/8 *at Lipscomb W, 11-7 (22-16) Nashville, Tenn.4/11 at Georgia Southern L, 7-3 (22-17) Statesboro, Ga.4/14 *at ETSU W, 10-8 (23-17) Johnson City, Tenn.4/15 *at ETSU W, 6-4 (24-17) Johnson City, Tenn.4/15 *at ETSU W, 10-7 (25-17) Johnson City, Tenn.4/18 at Georgia L, 14-2 (25-18) Athens, Ga.4/21 *Gardner-Webb W, 10-3 (26-18) Macon, Ga.4/22 *Gardner-Webb W, 9-2 (27-18) Macon, Ga.4/22 *Gardner-Webb W, 11-5 (28-18) Macon, Ga.4/25 at Auburn L, 18-1 (28-19) Auburn, Ala.4/28 *at Campbell W, 9-8 (29-19) Buies Creek, N.C.4/28 *at Campbell L, 5-3 (29-20) Buies Creek, N.C.4/29 *at Campbell L, 21-1 (29-21) Buies Creek, N.C.5/12 *at Jacksonville L, 15-4 (29-22) Jacksonville, Fla.5/12 *at Jacksonville L, 4-3 (29-23) Jacksonville, Fla.5/13 *at Jacksonville W, 4-3 (30-23) Jacksonville, Fla.5/18 *Belmont W, 4-3 (31-23) Macon, Ga.5/19 *Belmont L, 13-11 (31-24) Macon, Ga.5/19 *Belmont W, 9-8 (32-24) Macon, Ga.5/24 !ETSU W, 11-3 (33-24) DeLand, Fla.5/25 !Stetson L, 6-5 (33-25) DeLand, Fla.5/26 !Jacksonville W, 8-7 (34-25) DeLand, Fla.5/26 !Stetson L, 5-4 (34-26) DeLand, Fla.*Atlantic Sun Conference game!Atlantic Sun Conference tournament gameHome games are bold2006 Season ReviewMERCER UNIVERSITY 29


2006 Season Section Review2006 Atlantic Sun StandingsConference OverallTeam W L Pct. W L Pct.Jacksonville 23 7 .767 43 19 .694North Florida 20 10 .667 34 21 .618Mercer 19 11 .633 34 26 .567Stetson 16 14 .533 38 24 .613ETSU 14 16 .467 31 27 .534Florida Atlantic 14 16 .467 30 28 .517Campbell 13 17 .433 19 38 .333Gardner-Webb 12 18 .400 24 31 .436Kennesaw State 12 18 .400 24 32 .429Belmont 11 19 .367 24 31 .436Lipscomb 11 19 .367 22 32 .4072006 All-Conference TeamFirst TeamSP Matt Dobbins JacksonvilleSP Brad Johnson North FloridaSP Brantley New MercerRP Andrew Urena MercerC Blake Lalli Gardner-Webb1B Chris Johnson Stetson2B Aaron Lautman Belmont3B Daniel Murphy JacksonvilleSS Matt Oxendine North FloridaOF Pete Clifford JacksonvilleOF Wilson Tucker BelmontOF Jordan Hafer Florida AtlanticDH Mike Armstrong MercerSecond TeamSP Chris Ingoglia StetsonSP Jeremy Papelbon North FloridaSP Mickey Storey Florida AtlanticRP Robbie Elsemiller StetsonC Josh Thompson Mercer1B Mike Priest Campbell2B Ryan Hamme Campbell3B Tim Holt CampbellSS Brian Bocock StetsonOF Shane Byrne ETSUOF Matt Maloney Gardner-WebbOF Brandon Scott CampbellDH Zac Miller LipscombAll FreshmanIF Anthony Bernazard JacksonvilleIF William Block Florida AtlanticOF Daniel Cooke Gardner-WebbP Justin Freeman Kennesaw StateP/2B Ryan Hamme CampbellP Jake Hitchcock StetsonUTL Tyler McCarty MercerOF Brian Pruitt StetsonSS Jacob Robbins Kennesaw StateC Brad Simmons Jacksonville1B Carlo Testa BelmontIF Derek Wiley Belmont2006 Honors and AwardsPlayer of the Week Winners2/6 John Dortch Mercer2/13 Matt Maloney Gardner-Webb2/20 Justin Young Jacksonville2/27 C.J. Lee ETSU3/6 Matt Oxendine North Florida3/13 Eric Renfroe Mercer3/20 Mike Priest Campbell3/27 Chris Johnson Stetson4/3 Derek Wiley Belmont4/10 Blair Waggett Campbell4/17 Josh Thompson Mercer4/24 Mike Armstrong Mercer5/1 Gordie Gronkowski JacksonvilleJeremy McCannGardner-Webb5/8 Blake Church ETSU5/15 C.J. Lee ETSU5/15 Blake Lalli Gardner-Webb5/22 Mike Priest CampbellPitcher of the Week Winners2/6 Brantley New Mercer2/13 Jeremy Hall ETSU2/20 Jeremy Papelbon North FloridaAndrew UrenaMercer2/27 Shawn Barrett MercerMatt SchnellyLipscomb3/6 Charles Lee Belmont3/13 Carlo Testa Belmont3/20 Nathan Nery Stetson3/27 Ben Campbell Gardner-Webb4/3 Mickey Storey Florida Atlantic4/10 Steven Calicutt ETSU4/17 Aaron Parvey Jacksonville4/24 Corey Kluber Stetson5/1 Quinn LeSage Campbell5/8 Jeremy Papelbon North Florida5/15 Jeremy Papelbon North Florida5/22 Matt Dobbins JacksonvillePlayer of the Year . . . . . . . . . .Daniel Murphy, JacksonvillePitcher of the Year . . . . . . . . . .Matt Dobbins, JacksonvilleFreshman of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . .Derek Wiley, BelmontCoach of the Year . . . . . . . . .Terry Alexander, Jacksonville2006 All-Tournament TeamP Robbie Elsemiller StetsonP Caleb Glafenhein ETSUP Will Romanowicz StetsonC Josh Thompson MercerIF Anthony Russell ETSUIF Brandon Paritz StetsonIF Chuck Hargis ETSUIF Chris Johnson StetsonOF Shane Jordan StetsonOF C.J. Lee ETSUOF Mike McCallister JacksonvilleTournament MVP . . . . . . . . . .Brandon Paritz, 2B, Stetson302007 BEARS BASEBALL


1 - The number of retired jerseys at Mercer and also the numberthat is retired. Former head coach Barry Myers had his numberretired in 2003 as he ended his 26-year tenure as the head coach ofthe Bears.6 - Number of conference and division titles won by Mercer in its28-year association with the Atlantic Sun Conference.24 - The school’s single-season home run record was set in 1982by Tim Smith, the nephew of former head coach Claude Smith.He would go on to play in the big leagues for Baltimore. In 2003,he earned a World Series ring with the Florida Marlins serving asa batting practice pitcher.1973 - The year Eddie Creech was drafted by the MontrealExpos, becoming the first player drafted from Mercer.Gibson, Craig - The third head coach in school history,Gibson has ties to Mercer that date back to 1984. It was then thatGibson began his playing career at Mercer that culminated withbeing named A-Sun Player of the Year in 1985. He would go onto serve as assistant coach for seven years before being elevated tothe top spot for the 2004 campaign.Hendley, Bobby - A graduate of Mercer, Hendley neverplayed baseball at Mercer, but went on to have a distinguishedcareer in the major leagues. He pitched in one of the most perfectgames in baseball history, allowing one hit in a loss to the Dodgerswhile Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter.Jackson, Muzzy - A stellar first baseman for the Bears,Jackson was drafted by Chicago White Sox in 1990. He is still inbaseball today, serving as the vice president of baseball operationsfor the Kansas City Royals.Knocking Off The Elite - On May 9, 1988, the Bears toppledthe seventh-ranked Yellow Jackets on the road, 11-7. Sevenyears later, the Bears caught lightning again, upsetting the 10thrankedYellow Jackets, 6-5, at home on March 4, 1994. Last season,the Bears went into Gainesville, Fla. and knocked off the No.1 Gators, 3-2, on Feb. 15. A week later, Mercer stunned No. 1Clemson, 3-2, in Clemson, S.C.New Surface - Claude Smith Field underwent an extensiverenovation during the summer of 2003, transforming the field intoone of the finest playing surfaces in the Southeast. The renovationincluded a new drainage system, a new laser-leveled field as wellas an indoor batting cage. The baseball team also moved into anew locker room in the University Center in 2004.Pettini, Joe - A hard-hitting shortstop in his playing days atMercer, Pettini signed with the Montreal Expos. He played at themajor league level for the San Francisco Giants and is now thebench coach with the St. Louis Cardinals, earning a World Seriesring in 2006.Smith, Claude - The longest tenured coach in school history,Smith was in charge of the Mercer baseball program for 29 seasons,leading the Bears to a 405-314-2 record. He is still linked toMercer baseball today as the field bares his name.Smith, Tim & Randy - Claude Smith’s nephews certainlymade their impact at Mercer. Tim was a starting outfielder andRandy became a solid pitcher for the Bears, following in theirfamily’s footsteps at Mercer.Taking on the Big Boys - Mercer has never shied awayfrom playing the “big boys” of college baseball and in 1998 heldits own against them. In fact, the Bears pulled off several upsetsthat year, knocking off Florida, Tennessee, Georgia Tech andAuburn.Young, Cy - The legendary Cy Young was one of Mercer baseball’sfirst coaches in the early 1900s.Facts Section and FiguresMimbs Brothers - Michael and Mark Mimbs, twin brothers,combined to form one of the most formidable rotations in schoolhistory. Both players were drafted in 1990 by the Los AngelesDodgers and faced each other in a spring training game in 1997.Mike would go on to pitch for Philadelphia, going 9-7 with a 4.15ERA in his first season, 1995.Mixon, Tommy - One of Mercer’s all-time greats in basketball,Mixon was one of the top scouts in the major leagues. Heworked his way into being one of the top scouts for the LosAngeles Dodgers, and drafted five former Bears during his tenure.Myers, Barry - The former head coach of the Bears, Myersled Mercer to three A-Sun Championships and three more divisiontitles. He wrapped up his career in 2003 with 660 wins in 26 seasons.Mercer vs. Auburn, 1940sMercer vs. SouthCarolinaLate 1970s-Early 1980sMercer dressed in theMontreal Expos-esqueuniforms.MERCER UNIVERSITY31


Coached by second-year head coach Barry Myers, the 1979 Mercer Bears squad finishedwith an overall record of 38-16. Coach Myers was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year, as heled the Bears to their first A-Sun Tournament championship.The Bears had four players named to the All-Tournament team. Dan Fitzsimmons, Scott Halam,Frank Millerd and Jay Ross rounded out the All-Tournament selections. Those four helped theBears prevail in the double-elimination tournament that was held in Shreveport, La. on the campusof Centenary. After winning their first three contests by a combined score of 25-1, the Bears wouldfall to Oklahoma City, 11-8, forcing a single-game playoff for the championship.Mercer won, 6-3, as the Bears were named the first-ever champions of the Atlantic SunConference.1979A-Sun Champions38-16A-Sun ChampionshipsSection1981A-Sun Champions39-12/3-4 A-SunLed by arguably the best pitching staff in Mercer’s history, the 1981 Bears finished with a39-12 record and another A-Sun championship. All-conference pitcher Dan Fitzsimmons led theBears to a school-record 3.36 team ERA, as the Bears captured their second championship in threeseasons.After finishing as the runner-up in the conference tournament the year before, Mercer managedonly a 3-4 conference record, good enough for second place in the East division. The Bears openedup the conference tournament with a pair of wins over the two division winners, Hardin-Simmonsand Georgia Southern. In the championship, Mercer would defeat Georgia Southern 9-3, handingthe Eagles their only two losses to a conference foe all season, avenging their loss in the championshipgame from the previous year.The All-Tournament team was loaded with Bears, as seven members of the team would comefrom Mercer. Pitchers Scott Barnhouse and Tim Werkin were joined by Lawrence Walter, DaveJedneski, Wayne Ryle, Frank Millerd and Tim Smith as Barry Myers won his second A-Sun Coachof the Year award.1983A-Sun Champions29-26The Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, Jack Pool, led the 1983 team to the Bears’ last A-Suntournament championship. The third baseman hit .414 with 80 RBIs that season, as he was alsonamed to the All-Tournament team for his efforts.Mercer finished the season with a 29-26 record, which put the Bears in fourth place in the regularseason standings. They hit .318 as a team while leading the league in scoring, averagingalmost eight runs per game.Mercer opened up the tournament with an 8-6 victory over Georgia State, then showed its muscle,defeating Hardin-Simmons, 21-4. The Bears wrapped up the championship with back-to-backwins over Arkansas-Little Rock, 17-5 and 16-4.Pool was joined on the All-Tournament team by Tim Smith, an outfielder who still holds theseason record for home runs at Mercer with 24 in 1982. Barry Myers notched his third A-SunCoach of the Year award, as the Bears made five straight appearances in the Atlantic SunTournament championship game between 1979-83.322007 BEARS BASEBALL


Year-by-Year ResultsYear Record Coach1948 3-12 Claude Smith1949 9-8 Claude Smith1950 8-12 Claude Smith1951 8-11 Claude Smith1952 18-6 Claude Smith1953 6-11 Claude Smith1954 10-6 Claude Smith1955 11-8 Claude Smith1956 16-4 Claude Smith1957 7-11 Claude Smith1958 8-10 Claude Smith1959 12-9 Claude Smith1960 9-11 Claude Smith1961 8-6 Claude Smith1962 5-16 Claude Smith1963 8-13 Claude Smith1964 11-8-1 Claude Smith1965 13-8 Claude Smith1966 9-10-1 Claude Smith1967 13-9 Claude Smith1968 17-10 Claude Smith1969 21-5 Claude Smith1970 14-9 Claude Smith1971 17-8 Claude Smith1972 19-8 Claude Smith1973 15-7 Claude Smith1974 15-19 Claude Smith1975 31-17 Claude Smith1976 32-22 Claude Smith1977 32-20 Claude Smith1978 32-16 Barry Myers1979 38-16 Barry Myers1980 31-18 Barry Myers1981 39-12 Barry Myers1982 35-22 Barry Myers1983 29-26 Barry Myers1984 23-23 Barry Myers1985 24-28 Barry Myers1986 25-28 Barry Myers1987 27-22 Barry Myers1988 24-25 Barry Myers1989 16-35 Barry Myers1990 15-34 Barry Myers1991 15-31 Barry Myers1992 29-20 Barry Myers1993 15-34 Barry Myers1994 32-24 Barry Myers1995 15-36-2 Barry Myers1996 25-30 Barry Myers1997 35-23 Barry Myers1998 27-26-1 Barry Myers1999 36-24 Barry Myers2000 16-35 Barry Myers2001 24-28 Barry Myers2002 22-32 Barry Myers2003 11-34 Barry Myers2004 20-35 Craig Gibson2005 28-26 Craig Gibson2006 34-26 Craig GibsonSingle Season RecordsHittingBatting Average1. .414 Frank Millerd 19821. .414 Jack Poole 19833. .408 Tim Smith 19814. .406 John Callihan 19915. .400 Barry Veal 1986RBI1. 91 Frank Millerd 19822. 80 Jack Pool 19833. 77 Tim Smith 19834. 76 Jeremy Avery 19975. 74 Chris Clayton 1999Stolen Bases1. 30 Barry Veal 1985Runs1. 71 Frank Millerd 19822. 68 Chad Campbell 1997Doubles1. 22 Greg Schmidt 19982. 21 Jason Florio 19963. 19 Craig Gibson 1985Triples1. 7 Tim Smith 19822. 6 Frank Millerd 1982Home Runs1. 24 Tim Smith 19822. 22 Jeremy Avery 19973. 21 Jack Pool 19834. 20 Frank Millerd 19824. 20 Chris Clayton 1999PitchingStrikeouts1. 130 David D’Amico 19982. 126 Michael Mimbs 1990Wins1. 12 Rick Miller 19942. 11 Steve Horne 19802. 11 David D’Amico 1997Saves1. 15 Andrew Urena 2006History Section and RecordsTotal 1147-1079-5 58 YearsMERCER UNIVERSITY33


History Section and RecordsTeam RecordsBatting Average1. .327 1982.327 19872. .326 19993. .324 1981Average Runs Per Game1. 8.9 19822. 8.3 19813. 7.9 19994. 7.8 1983Earned Runs Average1. 3.36 19812. 3.43 1980Wins1. 39 1986 (.760 Win Pct.)2. 38 1970 (.704 Win Pct.)3. 36 1999 (.600 Win Pct.)A-Sun All-Conference Selections1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Fitzsimmons1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Millerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Montgomery1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Smith1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Craig Gibson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barry Veal1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barry Veal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Craig Golden1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Hester1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe Labanz1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robb Myers1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robb Myers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Callihan1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doug Kries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marcus Garcia1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buck Phillips1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buck Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gary Isenhower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick Miller1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Avery1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Hanson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Neal Hannah1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Avery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David D’Amico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Florio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gino Betta1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Schmidt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David D’Amico1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brandon Blair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Clayton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Schmidt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Nebel2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brent Magouirk2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Appalucci. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kyle Levengood2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brantley New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrew Urena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Thompson1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Halam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Millerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jay Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Fitzsimmons1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Millerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Barnhouse1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lawrence Walker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Jedneski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wayne Ryle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Millerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Werkin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Barhouse1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lawrence Walker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Mahoney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank Millerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chad Campbell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Avery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Montgomery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Barnhouse1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jack Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Smith1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chad Magistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rick Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Barefield1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Nebel (MVP)2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh ThompsonA-Sun All-Tournament SelectionsA-Sun All-Freshman Selections2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Jones2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Daniel Hurst2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tyler McCartyA-Sun Player of the Week Selections1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/26) Aric Burkhart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/23) Chad Campbell1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/15) Matt Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/29) Jeremy Avery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(5/6) Jeremy Avery1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3/24) Matt Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/14) David D’Amico1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/22) David D’Amico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3/15) James McDonough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3/22) Matt Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/12) Ryan Newton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/12) Jason Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/19) Chris Clayton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(5/10) R. Rodriguez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(5/15) Jeff Nebel2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/5) James McDonough2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3/11) Brett Jarrett2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/9) Brian Jones2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3/14) Brantley New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/25) Shawn Barrett2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/6) John Dortch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/6) Brantley New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/20) Andrew Urena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(2/27) Shawn Barrett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3/13) Eric Renfroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/17) Josh Thompson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(4/24) Mike Armstrong342007 BEARS BASEBALL


OpponentAlabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-18-1Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1Albany State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-56Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-25Central Connecticut State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-0Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-17-1College of Charleston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-12ETSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-0Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-30Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-11Florida Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-16Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-53Gardner-Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-42Georgia College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-16-1Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-35Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-112Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-97Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-22Jacksonville State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3Kennesaw State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-4LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-9Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-0Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3North Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1Savannah State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6Stetson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-72-1South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-28Southeastern Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-13Southern Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6-1Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2UCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-17Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-1All-Time Series ResultsW-LHead Coach Barry Myers(1978-2003)Former Bear MuzzyJackson is currentlythe assistant generalmanager for theKansas City Royals.History Section and Records2007 opponents are in bold*The all-time series results does not contain all opponents.If additional information is available, please contact theMercer sports information departmentAndrew Urena finished second in the nation insaves last season with 15 and was drafted by theChicago White Sox in June 2006.MERCER UNIVERSITY35


Mercer Players in the MLB DraftIn Section the ProsYear Player Team1973 Eddie Creech Montreal Expos1974 Claude Smith Pittsburgh Pirates1975 Robert Yopp Chicago CubsJohn HartKansas City Royals1979 Tommy Campbell Detroit Tigers1982 Scott Barnhouse Seattle Mariners1983 Tim Smith Baltimore OriolesJeff ThompsonToronto Blue JaysJack PoolSan Francisco Giants1984 William Brennan Los Angeles Dodgers1985 Chris Collins California Angels1988 Cliff Broxton New York Yankees1989 Todd Brown New York Yankees1990 Mark Mimbs Los Angeles DodgersMichael MimbsLos Angeles DodgersMuzzy JacksonChicago White Sox1991 Mark Mimbs Los Angeles Dodgers1992 John Callihan Los Angeles DodgersTerrell MitchellLos Angeles Dodgers1993 Jim Cole Milwaukee Brewers1996 Neal Hannah Los Angeles Dodgers1999 Jeff Nebel California AngelsMatt ParkerSt. Louis Cardinals2006 Andrew Urena Chicago White SoxBrantley NewBoston Red SoxClaude Smith (left) and Sid SwartzJoe PettiniThe 1979 senior class led Mercer to its first Atlantic Sun ConferenceChampionship.36The Bears have seen numerous playersdrafted in the MLB Draft since 1973.The Los Angeles Dodgers have drafted sevenformer Bears, the most of any team.2007 BEARS BASEBALLHead Coach Claude Smith(1948-1977)


HistoryFounded Sept. 19, 1978, the Atlantic Sun Conference hasoperated over a quarter century in the ever-changing landscape ofintercollegiate athletics with a consistent commitment to itsConstitutional Mission to "assist its member institutions in themaintenance of programs of intercollegiate athletics which arecompatible with the highest standards of education and competitivesports." Formerly known as the Trans America AthleticConference, the A-Sun changed its name in June 2001 and introduceda new visual identity that distinguishes the league.Ted Gumbart became the A-Sun’s fourth full-time commissionerwhen he took the reigns in January 2007. Gumbart followedBill Bibb (1991-2006), Lou McCullough (1983-91) andBob Vanatta (1979-83). The A-Sun office has been in Macon, Ga.,since April 1992, after relocating from Athens, Ga. (1983-1992).The first office was located in Shreveport, La. (1979-1983).Academic ExcellenceThe Atlantic Sun Conference continues to prove that it excelsboth athletically and academically. In 2005-06, more than 50 percentof the conference's student-athletes who participated duringthe season earned all-academic honors. For the spring seasonalone, 52.2 percent of student-athletes in the A-Sun were honored,as compared to 50.0 percent during the fall, giving the conferencea total of 51.4 percent honored.This marks the third consecutive year that the A-Sun has surpassedthe 50 percent total. Belmont University won the A-SunAll-Academic Trophy for the fifth consecutive year. The award isgiven annually to the conference school with the greatest percentageof student-athletes receiving all academic honors. TheNashville school finished with 65.1 percent of all student-athletesearning the honor. For the fourth consecutive year, women's crosscountry had the highest rate of student-athletes earn all-academic,as 66.7 percent (92 of 138) were honored, with women's golf placingsecond at 64.6 percent. Four women's cross country and fourwomen's soccer teams received All-Academic national recognitionfrom their respective coaches associations.Mercer's Will Emerson earned A-Sun Student-Athlete of theYear for the second consecutive year and academic All-Americaon the men's basketball first team. On the women's side, ETSUwomen's soccer standout Erin Ashton was voted A-Sun Student-Athlete of the Year. Both received NCAA PostgraduateScholarships.The bar for academic excellence in the league was set in2003-04 as Belmont broke its own single-season conference markwith 71.4% of its athletes earning All-Academic honors (152 of213). A record 52.8 percent of all A-Sun athletes earned all-academichonors that year.Athletic ExcellenceThe A-Sun has continually matched its classroom achievementwith success on the playing fields. Over the past eight-plusyears, the A-Sun has posted NCAA wins in each of the team sportsthat it sponsors. For the seventh straight season the A-Sunadvanced multiple teams to the NCAA Baseball Championship,with tournament champion Stetson and regular season championJacksonville receiving bids in 2006. The A-Sun also sent multipleteams to the NCAA men's golf championship for the fourthstraight season in 2006 as Top-15 ranked ETSU joined A-Sunchamp Jacksonville at NCAA Regionals. The A-Sun receivedmultiple postseason berths in men's basketball for the third time infive seasons as Belmont made their first NCAA Championshipappearance and Lipscomb earned an NIT bid. The women's programsmatched the men as Florida Atlantic faced LSU in theNCAA Tournament and Belmont traveled to Tennessee Tech for aWNIT game.MembershipThe A-Sun is a blend of the southeast's finest private and mostdynamic state schools. Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate willenter league competition in 2007-08.With outstanding achievement in academics and athletics, theA-Sun ranks as one of the country's top all-around collegiate athleticconferences. In addition to great schools, the A-Sun boastssome of the nation's top destination areas and media markets. WithAtlanta and Fort Myers, Nashville and the Tri-Cities, Jacksonvilleand Raleigh/Durham, the Atlantic Sun offers some of the bestcities in the southeastern United States.Belmont Bruins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn.Campbell Camels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buies Creek, N.C.East Tennessee State Buccaneers . . . . . . .Johnson City, Tenn.Florida Gulf Coast Eagles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fort Myers, Fla.Gardner-Webb Bulldogs . . . . . . . . . . . . Boiling Springs, N.C.Jacksonville Dolphins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacksonville, Fla.Kennesaw State Owls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kennesaw, Ga.Lipscomb Bisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nashville, Tenn.Mercer Bears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Macon, Ga.North Florida Ospreys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jacksonville, Fla.USC Upstate Spartans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spartanburg, S.C.Stetson Hatters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DeLand, Fla.Atlantic Section Sun ConferenceMERCER UNIVERSITY37


This Section is MercerWhat distinguishes a good university from a great universityextends far beyond the boundaries of its curriculum and its campus.The competence and character of an institution's graduatesare, more often than not, the hallmarks by which its reputation isboth earned and measured.As a private, co-educational institution, Mercer Universityhas emerged as one of the premier universities in the Southeastand the nation.Mercer is truly a dynamic and comprehensive center ofundergraduate, graduate and professional education. Mercer's outstandingfaculty take students beyond the rigors of academic programsto explore the challenges of reason, responsibility, compassionand character.Through learning, living and leading, Mercer students areprepared not only to confront, but also to embrace the challengesof their future.Under the leadership of prominent Georgia Baptist leaderJesse Mercer, Mercer University was founded in Penfield, Ga., in1833 and later moved to Macon in 1871. From its humble beginningsas a small liberal arts college, Mercer now offers programsin 11 schools and colleges.Conveniently located in the middle of the state, Macon servesas the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of centralGeorgia. Located just one hour from Atlanta - one of the nation'smost popular international cities - and two hours from the Atlanticcoast, Macon is easily accessible from two interstate highways - I-75 and I-16.Mercer been ranked among the top colleges by U.S. News &World Report for 16 consecutive years. The Princeton Review hasconsistently ranked Mercer among the nation's leading universitiesand also ranked the Macon campus as one of the five mostbeautiful in the country. Also, Mercer is one of only 81 collegesand universities nationwide to be recognized as a “College with aConscience” for its service beyond the campus by CampusConnect, in conjunction with The Princeton Review. Mercer considersone of its strengths to be its superior faculty, who "teachfrom the heart."At Mercer, students benefit from learning experiences guidedby caring faculty, not teaching assistants found at many universities.The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA recentlynamed Mercer as a "highly selective" university, and ThePrinceton Review has placed Mercer among the Best 351 Collegesin North America.The University is comprised of the College of Liberal Arts,Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School ofEngineering, Tift College of Education, Walter F. George Schoolof Law, School of Medicine, Southern School of Pharmacy, Jamesand Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, Georgia Baptist Collegeof Nursing, Townsend School of Music and College of Continuingand Professional Studies. The University also operates the MercerUniversity Press in Macon and the Mercer Engineering ResearchCenter in Warner Robins.The Legal Writing Program at Mercer's Walter F. GeorgeSchool of Law has been ranked as one of the best in the nation byU.S. News & World Report. Also, Mercer ranks in the top-10 percentof comparable U.S. universities in engaging undergraduatestudents in educational opportunities, including level of academicchallenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction,enriching educational experiences and supportive campusenvironment, according to the National Survey of StudentEngagement.Mercer's enrollment is nearly 7,400 students. While many studentscome from the southeast, more than 38 states and 30 countriesare represented among the student body. The average class size atMercer is 25, with a student/faculty ratio of 15:1 - unusually low fora major university.Campus LifeEven with its picturesque setting, the spirit of Mercer is not inthe grandeur of its buildings, but in the graciousness of its people -a friendly, family-like community of faculty, staff and students whostrive for excellence in all that they do.The University offers a wealth of fascinating experiences andactivities both in and outside the classroom. From academic clubsand honor societies, to performing arts and special interest groups,to 16 national fraternities and sororities on campus, students canchoose from more than 80 on-campus organizations to discovernew talents and interests and to gain important leadership skillsthey will need for life after college.Residence LifeThe benefits of campus living are numerous - the developmentof life-long friendships, a sense of community belonging,enhancing campus involvement and higher academic performance.For many new students, this is the first time they have livedaway from home, and the community that develops on campusand in residence halls becomes a second family.All freshman and sophomores (first-year and/or transfer students)are required to live on campus, with the exception of marriedstudents, students above the age of 21, students with childrenand/or students who live at home with a parent or guardian withinreasonable commuting distance.In each of Mercer's residence halls, safety comes first andforemost. The exterior doors are locked at all times, and studentsuse their identification cards to gain access into their residencehall.382007 BEARS BASEBALL


Locker RoomsEach of Mercer’s team sports has a state-of-the-art locker roomin the University Center. Attached to each locker room is aplayer lounge, complete with a big-screen TV, sound systemand comfortable seating.Claude Smith FieldThe home field of the Mercer baseball team. With a capacity of over 500, ClaudeSmith received a facelift in the fall of 2003, transforming the field into one of thefinest playing surfaces in the Southeast.Sports MedicineA comprehensive therapeutic setting that provides medicalcoverage for all student-athletes. Staffed by two full-timeemployees and four graduate assistants that are licensed andcertified to practice.FacilitiesSectionBatting CagesIndoor batting cages were constructed in 2003behind the left field wall.Heritage HallWhen walking into the U.C. forthe first time, you get a look atMercer’s historic past with aglimpse of the future. HeritageHall is home to memoroabiliafrom Mercer’s historic athleticacheivements as well as the athleticHall of Fame.Indoor PoolThe indoor pool at the University Center is collegiate-sizedand is utilized for aqua-therapy in therehabilitation of student-athletes.Weight RoomAnother state-of-the-art addition to Mercer, the weight room ishome to three power lifiting stations, abundant free weightsand state-of-the art cardio equipment.MERCER UNIVERSITY39


Athletics Section StaffWilliam D. Underwood was selectedto serve as the 18th president of MercerUniversity beginning July 1, 2006. Prior tojoining Mercer, Underwood served atBaylor University as interim president andheld the prestigious Leon Jaworski Chair atthe Baylor School of Law, having joinedthe law faculty in 1990 after practicing lawwith a large firm in Dallas. He also took aleave of absence from the Law Schoolfrom 1997-98 to serve as Baylor's generalcounsel.Underwood is an accomplished educatorand scholar. He was designated aMaster Teacher at Baylor in recognition ofThe dean of Atlantic Sun Conferenceathletics directors, Bobby Pope is in his18 th year at the helm of Mercer athletics.During his tenure, he has seen thegrowth of the program to 14 sports, as wellas the addition of the first full-time coachesfor men’s and women's golf, men’s andwomen’s tennis and cross country.Facility upgrades have been a prioritysince he became athletics director, as evidencedby the state-of-the-art UniversityCenter, home to the men’s and women’sbasketball teams as well as volleyball. The$40-million facility opened in January2004. The building houses offices for allcoaches as well as locker rooms for allPresident William D. Underwoodextraordinary classroom teaching and wasnamed an Outstanding UniversityProfessor in 2005. He is an elected memberof the American Law Institute and theAmerican Bar Foundation.He has published extensively on arange of topics and has presented a numberof papers on how faith relates to highereducation, especially at universities thatshare the historical and theological commitmentof Baptists to intellectual and religiousfreedom and respect for religiousdiversity.Underwood is a summa cum laudegraduate of the University of IllinoisAthletics Director Bobby Popeteams.Claude Smith Field, the home field forbaseball, received a facelift in the fall of2003. A new softball facility has beenrecently completed, and the Bears are set toopen play at the new Sikes Field thisFebruary.. A practice facility for the golfteams is also on the drawing board.Pope is also very active in the AtlanticSun, having served two years as presidentin the late 1990s. He has served on virtuallyevery committee and currently is amember of the sports policy committee.He is also very active in the community,serving as treasurer of the MaconTouchdown Club as well as serving on theCollege of Law, whichawarded him the jurisdoctor degree. He graduatedas class salutatorianand was an editor ofthe University of IllinoisLaw Review. Followinggraduation, he clerked for the HonorableSam D. Johnson of the United States Courtof Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.He also holds a bachelor’s degreefrom Oklahoma Baptist University, wherehe met his wife Lesli. They have twoteenage children, Jessica and William.Mayor’s RecreationMaster Plan Committeeand the Georgia SportsHall of Fame Authority.Pope’s involvementwith Mercer athleticsbegan in 1970 when he was the “Voice ofthe Bears.” In recognition of his contributionsto sports in Middle Georgia, Popewas inducted into the Macon Sports Hall ofFame on April 18, 2006.A native of Thomaston, Ga., he graduatedfrom Georgia College in 1970. He andhis wife Carol have two children, Andy, a1998 graduate of the University of Georgiaand Kristen, a 2001 Mercer graduate.Sybil BlalockAssociate A.D./Senior Woman Admin.Kevin GaileyAssistant A.D.Internal AffairsMyra CameronAthleticCoordinatorKristen SmithStaffAssistantRob MurphyHeadAthletic TrainerRachel GreenAssociateAthletic TrainerJim TessmerOperationsManagerRyan BaileyHead CoachCross CountryTony FotiHead CoachSoftballCraig GibsonHead CoachBaseballGary GuyerHead CoachWomen’s GolfNoelle HughesHead CoachVolleyballTom MelvilleHead CoachMen’s SoccerJason PayneHead CoachMen’s GolfMickey PearceHead CoachRifleGrant SerafyHead CoachWomen’s SoccerMark SlonakerHead CoachMen’s BasketballNick StutsmanHead CoachTennis402007 BEARS BASEBALL

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