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2013-14 Men's Baseball PLAYER INFORMATION

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Dylan Ahern
SO
IF/OF R/R
#4 6'3 185
Rochester Hills, MI
Avondale
Abilities
Multi-tool player who will hit at the top of the line up. Will play up the middle defensively.

Previous Highlights
4 Varsity Letters, 2 time Macomb All-County Team, and All-League
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Mitch Anderson
FR
OF R/R
#12 5'11 160
Kalamazoo, MI
Mattawan
Abilities
Has elite speed and is one of the best defensive outfielders on the team.

Previous Highlights
4 Varsity Letters, All-Conference Honorable Mention, Lead the SMAC in stolen bases as a Junior
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TJ Cerven
FR
LHP L/L
#31 6'3 210
Decatur, MI
Decatur
Abilities
Crafty lefty who comes in with a lot of big game experience. Will be featured in the starting rotation.

Previous Highlights
2 time All-State and 2012 State Champion at Decatur High School
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Trent Felt
SO
OF R/R
#5 5'10 185
Shelby, MI
Shelby
Abilities
Athletic outfielder who will hit at the top of the Cougars line-up. Threat on the bases and can hit for power.

Previous Highlights
All-Conference, All-Area, All-District, All-Region, and All-State
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Justin Goike
SO
RHP S/R
#24 6'4 215
Saline, MI
Saline
Abilities
Starting pitcher who has great movement on his pitches. Will be a fixture in the rotation for the Cougars.

Previous Highlights
KVCC Dean's List, All SEC, All SEC Academic, All-Region, All-Area, MVP, All-Cahtolic, All-League
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Tanner Graham
SO
LHP L/L
#25 6'0 220
Climax, MI
Climax-Scotts
Abilities
Returns to KVCC after taking a medical redshirt in 2013. In 2012 Graham recorded a 6-1 record as a starting pitcher.

Previous Highlights
2013 MCCAA Academic All-Conference, 2012 MCCAA Honorable Mention, KVCC Dean's List, MHSA All-State
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Greyson Granger
SO
LHP/OF R/L
#6 6'0 180
Portage, MI
Portage Central
Abilities
Will work as a starting and relief pitcher. Live arm with a lot of run on his ball. Matches up well against righties and lefties and provides vital depth to the pitching staff.

Previous Highlights
High school All-Conference Honorable Mention
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Nate Henckel
SO
IF R/R
#13 6'2 180
Buchanan, MI
Buchanan
Abilities
Corner IF with a plus bat. Will return to the middle of the line-up for the Cougars this spring.

Previous Highlights
All-Region and 4 Varsity Letters
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Coby Herriman
SO
RHP R/R
#32 6'2 225
Charlevoix, MI
Charlevoix
Abilities
Features one of the best fastballs on the team. Will work as a starting pitcher this spring.

Previous Highlights
4 time All-Area, 2 time All-District, 2 time All-Region, 2 time All-Conference, and All-State Honorable Mention
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Taylor Hunter
SO
C R/R
#9 5'9 180
Jackson, MI
Lumen Christi
Abilities
Very sound defensive catcher. Started 32 games behind the plate in 2012. Has the ability to hit for a high average.

Previous Highlights
4 Varsity Letters for baseball, Senior Captain, 2 time All-Conference
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Andrew Kelley
SO
RHP R/R
#22 5'11 225
Allegan, MI
Allegan
Abilities
Returns as the Cougar's closer for 2013 after working in the same role in 2012. Has the ability to shut the door on any offense in the country.

Previous Highlights
KVCC Dean's List, MHSAA Scholar Athlete, All-Conference
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Ty Laurencig
SO
RHP L/R
#11 6'3 165
Portage, MI
Portage Central
Abilities
One of the most mechanically sound pitchers on the staff. Will work as a starter and reliever after coming off a red-shirt year in 2012.
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Tyler Middleton
FR
RHP L/R
#19 6'3 210
Port Elgin, ON, Canada
Saugeen District
Abilities
Will find time in a relief role as a freshman. Control pitcher who continues to gain velocity the longer he's in the program.
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Isaac Miller
SO
OF R/R
#10 6'0 210
Midland, MI
Manchester
Abilities
Middle of the order power bat and the ability to be a lock down defender in the OF.

Previous Highlights
2 time All-State/Region, 3 time All-District, 4 time All-Conference, 2010 Rawlings All-American Honorbale Mention, 2010 Ann Arbor Area Dream Team. 2009 Under Armour Team Selection
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Tyler Moore
SO
IF/RHP R/R
#7 6'2 180
Battle Creek, MI
Pennfield
Abilities
Two way player. Will work as a starting pitcher and third baseman this spring. Contact hitter who has the ability to hit for a high average.

Previous Highlights
All-District, All-Conference, All-Region, and Team MVP at Pennfield High School.
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Jacob O'Berry
FR
RHP R/R
#15 6'4 205
Clarkston, MI
Clarkston
Abilities
Power righty for the pitching staff. Will see time as a reliever this spring. Has one of the highest ceiling on the team. Bright future.

Previous Highlights
Earned two varsity letters at Clarkston High School
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Ryan Peninger
SO
IF R/R
#20 6'1 185
Mattawan, MI
Mattawan
Abilities
Extremely athletic second baseman who will hit in the top half of the line up. Brings power to the Cougars offense.

Previous Highlights
2 time All-Conference and All-Area
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Kevin Phelps
FR
IF R/R
#8 6'0 160
Portage, MI
Portage Central
Abilities
Utility player who can play plus defense at all the IF positions. Provides great depth for the Cougar defense.

Previous Highlights
Earned a 4.1 GPA at Portage Central High School.
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Gavin Porter
FR
C R/R
#18 5'9 210
Portage, MI
Portage Central
Abilities
Strong armed defensive catcher. Can shut down the oppositions running game. Will develop into a consistent hitter offensively for the Cougars.

Previous Highlights
Started in the State Semi Finals for Portage Central High School
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Chase Richards
FR
OF L/R
#1 5'7 135
Portage, MI
Portage Central
Abilities
Extremely quick and has a plus arm in the OF, can play all 3 spots defensively.
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Dylan Roberts
FR
LHP L/L
#14 6'1 185
Howell, MI
Howell
Abilities
Crafty lefty, can keep hitters extremely off-balance. Inning eater.

Previous Highlights
Only walked 3 hitters in 40 innings, had 0.79 ERA, and 8-0 record as a Senior at Howell High School
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Ben Root
FR
RHP L/R
#27 6'1 190
Kalamazoo, MI
Mattawan
Abilities
Power righty with a plus fastball. Will work in relief for the Cougars pitching staff.

Previous Highlights
3 time All-Conference
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Dalton Shearer
SO
SS R/R
#2 5'11 180
Buchanan, MI
Buchanan
Abilities
Top defensive IF for the Cougars. Provides a strong defensive presence up the middle.

Previous Highlights
2nd team All-Conference, All-Conference Honorable Mention, and 2 District Championships at Buchannan High School.
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Ryan Slaughter
FR
IF/RHP R/R
#23 6'5 190
Clarkston, MI
Clarkston
Abilities
Two way player who will work at 3B and earn time as a starting and relief pitcher this spring.

Previous Highlights
3 Varsity Letters
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Austin Steinfort
FR
RHP R/R
#28 6'8 225
Grand Rapids, MI
West Ottawa
Abilities
Tallest pitcher on the staff, will provide a tough look to opposing offensives as a reliever for this years pitching staff.

Previous Highlights
Conference All-Star
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Tyler Stevens
FR
C/IF L/R
#21 5'10 205
Portage, MI
Portage Northern
Abilities
Smooth left handed swing, will hit in the middle of the order.

Previous Highlights
2 time All-District, All-Division, and Academic All-District
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Tyler Trammell
FR
OF R/R
#3 5'9 160
Spanish Fort, AL
Spanish Fort
Abilities
All around great player. Will hit for average and provide strong defense in the outfield.

Previous Highlights
2 time All-Conference, 2 time All-County, All-State, Leadership Award, and won 3 Alabama State Championships at Spanish Fort.
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Jared Vanderbor
FR
RHP R/R
#16 6'3 210
Portage, MI
Portage Central
Abilities
Features one of the hardest fastballs on the pitching staff. Will be a starting pitcher this spring.

Previous Highlights
2nd Team All-State, All-Conference, Dream Team, Team MVP, and lead the state of Michigan in saves as a Junior
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Simeon Vanheest
SO
C R/R
#17 5'10 180
Holland, MI
Hamilton
Abilities
Catcher who knows how to lead on and off the field. Handles the pitching staff extremely well.

Previous Highlights
All-Conference, All-District, KVCC Dean's List
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Mason Vredevoogd
FR
RHP R/R
#26 6'3 200
Grandville, MI
Saugatuck
Abilities
Crafty righty, will work in long relief this spring. Mixes his pitches well to keep hitters off balance.

Previous Highlights
2nd Team All-Conference, KVCC Dean's List
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Anthony Wargolet
SO
LHP R/L
#29 6'4 215
Richland, MI
Gull Lake
Abilities
Power lefty who will work in a relief role this spring.