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Wright State University-Lake Campus's Men’s Baseball Program is coming off a successful second season in existence, as we finished 18-10 overall, including 4 straight tournament victories to capture the Lakers first-ever ORCC Championship! The Lakers are looking to build upon that success entering into the 2014 season. 

  • We compete in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC), comprised of equivilent regional universities based in the State of Ohio.
  • We follow the rules and guidelines set forth by the ORCC. Our baseball players are expected to have a strong emphasis on academics as well as athletics, with the primary goal to be selected to the ORCC All-Academic Team, compiled quarterly and consisting of student athletes who have carried at least 12 credit hours and earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 while participating in their sport.

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Wright State Lake Campus offers a variety of college courses of study and a friendly environment, allowing all students the opportunity to receive a quality education. Students can commute from home or may choose to live on campus in our newly constructed campus housing, located just off the banks of Grand Lake St. Marys. Lake Campus simply offers a quality education at an affordable price.

Entering into our third season, expectations remain high and we are working hard to compete at the highest level possible. We have assembled a roster of talented players from around the region and will continue to attract quality student athletes into the future. We are constantly in search of quality players who are looking to take their game to the next level.

Schedule

2015 Schedule

 

DATE OPPONENT TIME OUTCOME
Fri. Mar. 6 @ Hiwassee College, TN (DH) 12:00 PM  
Sat. Mar. 7 @ Hiwassee College, TN (DH) 12:00 PM  
Wed. Mar. 11 Cleary University, MI (DH) 3:00 PM  
Sat. Mar. 14 @ UC Clermont (DH) 1:00 PM  
Sun. Mar. 15 @ Univ. Northwestern Ohio (DH) 1:00 PM  
Thur. Mar. 19 @ Univ Northwestern Ohio - JV (DH) 3:00 PM  
Sat. Mar. 21 Rochester College, MI (DH) 3:00 PM  
Sun. Mar. 22 Rochester College, MI (DH) 12:00 PM  
Sat. Mar. 28 @ Miami Hamilton (DH)* 12:00 PM  
Sun. Mar. 29 Miami Middletown (DH)* 1:00 PM  
Sat. Apr. 4 @ Miami Middletown (DH)* 1:00 PM  
Tues. Apr. 7 @ Sinclair CC 5:00 PM  
Thur. Apr. 9 @ OSU Lima (7 inn)* 4:00 PM  
Sun. Apr. 12 OU Chillicothe (DH)* 1:00 PM  
Tues. Apr. 14 @ OSU Lima (7 inn)* 4:00 PM  
Wed. Apr. 15 OSU Lima (7 inn)* 7:00 PM  
Sat. Apr. 18 @ Clark State (DH @ Nischwitz Stadium) 5:00 PM  
Sun. Apr. 19 @ OU Chillicothe (DH)* 1:00 PM  
Wed. Apr. 22 OSU Lima (7 inn)* 7:00 PM  
Sat. Apr. 25 @ Indiana Tech - JV, IN (DH) 1:00 PM  
Sun. Apr. 26 Miami Hamilton (DH)* 1:00 PM  
May 1-3 & 8-10 Conference Tournament** TBA  

*ORC Conference Games
**ORC Conference Tournament held at Beavers Field in Lancaster, OH
All home games are played at Montgomery Field located at Eastview Park in Celina

2013 Season Schedule & Results (PDF)
2012 Season Schedule & Results (PDF)

Roster

2015 Lake Campus Lakers Baseball Roster
 

NO. NAME POSITION B/T HT/WT YR HOMETOWN/PREV SCHOOL

1

DILLON BELL

INF

R/R

5'11"/165

JR

Dayton, OH/Vandalia H.S.

2

RONALD ACOSTA

INF/OF

R/R

5'8"/145

FR

Miami, FL/Miami Springs H.S.

4

JON EDWARDS

P/OF

R/R

6'0/175

JR

Greenville, OH/Greenville H.S.

5

RILEY LUEBKE

P

R/R

6'4"/200

SO

Celina, OH/Celina H.S.  

6

ETHAN BRUNS

INF/P

R/R

6'2"/192

JR

Versailles, OH/Versailles H.S.

7

KYLE MARKLE

OF

R/R

6'0"/195

SR

Celina, OH/Celina H.S.  

8

KYLE WINKLE

INF

R/R

5'9"/165

JR

Dayton, OH/Vandalia H.S.

9

DEREK WATERMAN

INF

R/R

6'0"/175

JR

Celina, OH/Celina H.S.  

10

STORM WOLTER

C

R/R

5'11"/190

JR

Greenville, OH/Greenville H.S.

11

JAKE NAAS

OF

L/R

5'10"/200

FR

Dayton, OH/Vandalia H.S.

12

RIVER WICKER

P

R/R

5'10"/170

FR

Edon, OH/Edon H.S.

13

CONNER ANDERSON

INF

R/R

5'10"/170

SO

Bellbrook, OH/Bellbrook H.S.

14 JOEY SCHULTE C R/R 6'1"/215 SO Wilmington, OH/Georgetown College

15

JAKE DODSON

P

R/R

6'1"/175

SO

Bellbrook, OH/Bellbrook H.S.

16 COLTON NEALEIGH INF/OF R/R 6'0"/180 FR Greenville, OH/Greenville H.S.
19 ADRIAN CAMP P R/R 6'1"/152 FR Wren, OH/Crestview H.S.
21 AUSTIN BAUMGARDNER P R/R 6'1"/195 FR Greenville, OH/ Greenville H.S.

23

ALEK HARTELL

P

R/R

6'2"/200

FR

Springboro, OH/Springboro H.S.

24

CJ SCHULTE

P

S/R

5'10"/174

FR

Wilmington OH/ Wilmington H.S.

25

ZACH SHORT

P

R/R

5'11"/175

FR

Archbold, OH/Archbold H.S.

26

BAILEY HAWORTH P R/R 5'9"/170 FR Greenville, OH/ Greenville H.S.

29

CALEB ELKINS

OF L/R 5'9"/175 JR Dayton, OH/Wayne H.S.
32 JACOB ARMSTRONG C R/R 5'11"/220 FR Ashland, OH/Mapleton H.S.
33 BROCK THIEL INF/P R/R 5'10"/215 FR Edon, OH/Edon H.S.

Coaches

Head Coach Rob Howell

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Coach Howell enters his third year as Head Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. Coach Howell was instrumental in creating the Lakers Baseball program two years ago, has compiled an overall record of 58-30, and captured the school’s first ORCC Conference Tournament Championship in 2013.

Prior to becoming the first Head Baseball Coach in school history, Howell spent 5 years at the head of the Celina ACME Summer High School Baseball Program. Prior to that, he coached at Coldwater High School as a Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Assistant. Upon graduating from Coldwater High School, he played 4 years for the University of Dayton Flyers Baseball Team. Coach Howell went on to play semi-professional baseball for the Grand Forks Varmits in Grand Forks, ND, which was part of the Independent Prairie League Association. On the field, Coach Howell instructs pitchers, catchers, and baserunning. Off the field, he assists Coach Ross with recruiting andperforms related administrative duties.

Coach Howell has an Elementary Education Degree from the University of Dayton and works as an underwriter at Celina Insurance Group. He and his wife Lisa reside in Celina with their 3 children.
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Assistant Head Coach Shane Gass

SHANE.JPGCoach Gass enters his third year as Assistant Head Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. On the field, Coach Gass is the hitting coach and works with the outfielders on a daily basis. Off the field, he serves as the off-season strength and conditioning coordinator. His coaching experience includes 2 years as Varsity Assistant at Marion Local High School and 1 year as Assistant Coach for the Grand Lake Mariners collegiate summer baseball team. Before joining the WSU-LC Staff he spent 5 years as assistant to Coach Howell with the Celina ACME Summer High School Baseball Team.

Coach Gass has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works as an Estimator in the Engineering Department at Pax Machine Works, Inc. He and his wife, Shelia reside inCelina with their 3 children.   

Assistant Coach Chad Geier

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Coach Geier enters his second year as Assistant Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. He is a recent graduate of Indiana Tech Unversity, where he played 2 years at shortstop and earned First Team All-Conferencehonors while making two trips to the National NAIA Tournament. Coach Geier began his college career two years prior at Sinclair Community College where he was awarded Player of the Year honors and First Team All-Conference. He also earned First Team All-Conference awards and MAC Player of the Year during his career at Coldwater High School. Coach Geier assists with hitting and team defense with an emphasis on the infield.

Coach Geier currently works at Crown Equipment in New Bremen and resides in Coldwater with his wife Erika and their newborn son.

Assistant Coach Greg Cox

 

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Coach Cox enters his second year as Assistant Coach at Wright State-Lake Campus. Prior to coming to the Lakers, he spent 5 years as the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at NewBremen High School. Prior to his success in the Spring at New Bremen, he coached the New Bremen Summer ACME Baseball Program for two years, one of which included an ACME Congress Baseball State Tournament appearance. Coach Cox assists with hitting, team defense, and team management. Off the field, he will focus his efforts on recruiting, administrative duties, and stats.

Coach Cox has competed nationally and internationally in men’s fast-pitch softball over the past 10 years and continues to play today. He is Senior Manager of Engineering and The Technical Center at Celina Aluminum Precision Technology (CAPT) in Celina. He resides in New Bremen with his wife Donnie, and has 3 children.

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