Stetson Hatters baseball
|Head coach||Steve Trimper (4th season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Sun Conference|
|Home stadium||Melching Field at Conrad Park |
|Colors||Hunter Green and White|
|NCAA regional champions|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1982, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2016, 2018|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2016, 2018|
|1989, 1991, 1996, 2007, 2011, 2018|
The Stetson Hatters baseball team represents Stetson University, which is located in DeLand, Florida. The Hatters are a NCAA Division I college baseball program that competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference. They began competing in Division I in 1972 and joined the Atlantic Sun Conference in 1986.
The Stetson Hatters play all home games off-campus at Melching Field at Conrad Park. Since their promotion to Division I in 1972, the Patriots have played in 18 NCAA Tournaments and hosted and won their first regional in 2018. Over their 34 seasons in the Atlantic Sun Conference (formerly the Trans America Athletic Conference), they have won six conference regular season titles and eight conference tournaments.
Since the program's inception in 1901, 10 Hatters have gone on to play in Major League Baseball, highlighted by recent Cy Young Award winners Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber. Under current head coach Steve Trimper, nine Hatters have been drafted, including Logan Gilbert who was selected in the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.
- 1 Conference membership history (Division I only)
- 2 Melching Field at Conrad Park
- 3 Head coaches (Division I only)
- 4 Year-by-year NCAA Division I results
- 5 NCAA Division I Tournament history
- 6 Awards and honors (Division I only)
- 6.1 All-Americans
- 6.2 Freshman First-Team All-Americans
- 6.3 Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year
- 6.4 Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year
- 6.5 Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year
- 7 Hatters in the Major Leagues
- 8 References
Conference membership history (Division I only)
- 1972–1985: Independent
- 1986–present: Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference
Melching Field at Conrad Park
Melching Field at Conrad Park is a baseball stadium in DeLand, Florida that seats 2,500 people. It was opened on February 12, 1999 with a 4–3 win over Louisville. A record attendance of 2,975 was set on March 20, 2007 during a non-conference game against Florida.
Head coaches (Division I only)
Records taken from the 2019 Stetson Baseball Guide
|Totals||3 coaches||48 seasons||1,639–1,105–11||.597|
Year-by-year NCAA Division I results
Records taken from the 2019 Stetson Baseball Guide
|1982||Pete Dunn||40–18||NCAA Regional|
|1984||Pete Dunn||46–13||NCAA Regional|
|Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference (1986–present)|
|1987||Pete Dunn||37–22||12–6||2nd (East)|
|1988||Pete Dunn||35–26||9–8||2nd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|1989||Pete Dunn||38–23||13–5||1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|1990||Pete Dunn||33–31||10–8||2nd (East)||NCAA Regional|
|1991||Pete Dunn||36–22–1||13–5||1st (East)|
|1992||Pete Dunn||38–21||13–5||T-1st (East)||NCAA Regional|
|1993||Pete Dunn||38–17||11–7||1st (East)|
|1994||Pete Dunn||37–21||9–9||2nd (East)|
|1996||Pete Dunn||42–23||12–6||1st (South)||NCAA Regional|
|1997||Pete Dunn||37–26–1||10–8||T-1st (South)||NCAA Regional|
|1998||Pete Dunn||30–31–1||9–12||3rd (South)|
|2000||Pete Dunn||48–16||20–7||T-2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2001||Pete Dunn||43–17||19–8||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2002||Pete Dunn||42–19||19–9||3rd||NCAA Regional|
|2003||Pete Dunn||41–24||21–12||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2005||Pete Dunn||35–28||16–14||4th||NCAA Regional|
|2006||Pete Dunn||38–24||16–14||4th||NCAA Regional|
|2007||Pete Dunn||42–21||21–6||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2011||Pete Dunn||43–20||23–7||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2016||Pete Dunn||29–31||9–12||T-5th||NCAA Regional|
|2018||Steve Trimper||48–11||15–3||1st||NCAA Super Regional|
Postseason invitational champion
NCAA Division I Tournament history
- The NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament started in 1947.
- The format of the tournament has changed through the years.
- Stetson began playing Division I baseball in 1972.
Awards and honors (Division I only)
Freshman First-Team All-Americans
Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year
Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year
Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year
Taken from the 2019 Stetson baseball guide. Updated September 7, 2019.
Hatters in the Major Leagues
|= All-Star||= Baseball Hall of Famer|
|Athlete||Years in MLB||MLB Teams|
|Brian Bocock||2008, 2010||San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies|
|Jacob deGrom||2014–present||New York Mets|
|Lenny DiNardo||2004–2009||Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals|
|Chris Johnson||2009–2016||Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins|
|Corey Kluber||2011–present||Cleveland Indians|
|Eric Knott||2001, 2003||Arizona Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos|
|Kevin Nicholson||2000||San Diego Padres|
|Wade Rowdon||1984–1988||Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles|
|Bill Swaggerty||1983–1986||Baltimore Orioles|
|George Tsamis||1993||Minnesota Twins|
Taken from the 2019 Stetson baseball guide. Updated September 6, 2019.
- Stetson University Hatters Athletics Brand Management Style Guide Manual (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016.
- "19 Baseball Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 5, 2019.