Stetson Hatters baseball

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Stetson Hatters
Founded1901
Overall record1,639–1,105–11
UniversityStetson University
Head coachSteve Trimper (4th season)
ConferenceAtlantic Sun Conference
LocationDeLand, Florida
Home stadiumMelching Field at Conrad Park
(Capacity: 2,500)
NicknameHatters
ColorsHunter Green and White[1]
         
NCAA regional champions
2018
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
Conference champions
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.

Conference membership history (Division I only)[edit]

Melching Field at Conrad Park[edit]

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.[2]

Head coaches (Division I only)[edit]

Records taken from the 2019 Stetson Baseball Guide[2]

Season Coach Years Record Pct.
1972–1979 Jim Ward 8 225–143 .611
1980–2016 Pete Dunn 37 1312–888–3 .596
2017–present Steve Trimper 3 102–74 .580
Totals 3 coaches 48 seasons 1,639–1,105–11 .597

Year-by-year NCAA Division I results[edit]

Records taken from the 2019 Stetson Baseball Guide[2]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (1972–1985)
1972 Jim Ward 27–17
1973 Jim Ward 24–23
1974 Jim Ward 30–13
1975 Jim Ward 28–19
1976 Jim Ward 23–15
1977 Jim Ward 34–15
1978 Jim Ward 33–17
1979 Jim Ward 26–24
1980 Pete Dunn 34–18
1981 Pete Dunn 36–20
1982 Pete Dunn 40–18 NCAA Regional
1983 Pete Dunn 31–20
1984 Pete Dunn 46–13 NCAA Regional
1985 Pete Dunn 36–22
Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference (1986–present)
1986 Pete Dunn 36–22 N/A N/A
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)
1995 Pete Dunn 34–25 19–11 3rd
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)
1999 Pete Dunn 23–31 11–19 9th
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
2004 Pete Dunn 36–23 20–10 T-2nd
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
2008 Pete Dunn 26–33 15–18 T-8th
2009 Pete Dunn 27–30 16–14 5th
2010 Pete Dunn 27–31 14–13 6th
2011 Pete Dunn 43–20 23–7 1st NCAA Regional
2012 Pete Dunn 35–23 15–12 T-4th
2013 Pete Dunn 26–31 15–12 5th
2014 Pete Dunn 26–34 13–14 7th
2015 Pete Dunn 29–30 12–9 T-3rd
2016 Pete Dunn 29–31 9–12 T-5th NCAA Regional
2017 Steve Trimper 27–29 15–6 2nd
2018 Steve Trimper 48–11 15–3 1st NCAA Super Regional
2019 Steve Trimper 27–32 11–12 6th
Total: 1,639–1,105–11

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA Division I Tournament history[edit]

Year Record Pct Notes
1982 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Miami (FL) in Atlantic Regional
1984 1–2 .333 Eliminated by South Alabama in South I Regional
1988 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Florida in East Regional
1989 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Clemson in Atlantic Regional
1990 0–2 .000 Eliminated by NC State in Atlantic Regional
1992 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Florida State in South II Regional
1996 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Virginia in South I Regional
1997 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Harvard in Midwest Regional
2000 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Georgia Tech in Atlanta Regional
2001 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Miami (FL) in Coral Gables Regional
2002 0–2 .000 Eliminated by South Florida in Tallahassee Regional
2003 2–2 .500 Eliminated by South Carolina in Columbia Regional
2005 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Notre Dame in Gainesville Regional
2006 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Michigan in Atlanta Regional
2007 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Florida State in Tallahassee Regional
2011 2–2 .500 Eliminated by South Carolina in Columbia Regional
2016 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Florida Atlantic in Coral Gables Regional
2018 3–2 .600 Eliminated by North Carolina in Chapel Hill Super Regional
Totals 21–36 .368

Awards and honors (Division I only)[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Year Position Name Team Selector
1989 P Tom Hickox 3rd BA
1997 SS Kevin Nicholson 2nd BA
3rd ABCA
1998 C Sammy Serrano 1st BA
CB
2nd ABCA
2000 OF Frank Corr 1st ABCA
2nd BA
CB
P Lenny DiNardo 1st ABCA
BA
CB
2001 OF Frank Corr 2nd NCBWA
P Lenny DiNardo 3rd CB
2002 C Chris Westervelt 2nd CB
3rd BA
2003 3B Brian Snyder 1st BA
3rd CB
2004 C Chris Westervelt 3rd CB
2006 1B Chris Johnson 3rd CB
2007 P Corey Kluber 2nd CB
2009 OF Jeremy Cruz 2nd ABCA
CB
2011 C Nick Rickles 2nd BA
3rd CB
P Kurt Schluter 3rd CB
2012 P Robbie Powell 3rd CB
2017 P Logan Gilbert 2nd CB
NCBWA
2018 1st BA
CB
NCBWA
P Joey Gonzalez 3rd NCBWA
P/UT/DH Brooks Wilson 1st ABCA
BA
CB
NCBWA
2019 P Mitchell Senger 2nd CB

Freshman First-Team All-Americans[edit]

Year Position Name Selector
1996 C Sammy Serrano CB
1998 UT Frank Corr CB
1999 P Lenny DiNardo BA
2001 P Jack Collins CB
3B Brian Snyder CB
1B Bryan Zenchyk CB
2004 P Chris Ingoglia CB
OF Shane Jordan CB
2005 C David Golliner CB
1B Chris Johnson CB
2007 SS Casey Frawley CB
2008 3B Robert Crews CB
2009 2B Mark Jones CB
C Nick Rickles CB
2010 SS Ryan Lashley CB
2013 INF/P Kevin Fagan CB
1B Patrick Mazeika BA
CB
NCBWA
2015 P Brooks Wilson CB
2019 P Danny Garcia CB
P Daniel Paret CB

Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year[edit]

Year Position Name
1989 P George Tsamis
1991 SS Wes Weger
1992
1993 OF Aaron Iatarola
1994 P Chuck Beale
1997 SS Kevin Nicholson
1998 C Sammy Serrano
2000 OF Frank Corr
2002 C Chris Westervelt
2004
2009 OF Jeremy Cruz
2018 P/DH Brooks Wilson

Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year[edit]

Year Handedness Name
2007 Right Corey Kluber
2011 Right Kurt Schluter
2017 Right Logan Gilbert
2018

Trans America Athletic Conference / Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year[edit]

Year Position Name
2001 1B Bryan Zenchyk
2004 3B Braedyn Pruitt
2005 1B Chris Johnson
2008 3B Robert Crews
2013 1B Patrick Mazeika
2019 P Daniel Paret

Taken from the 2019 Stetson baseball guide.[2] Updated September 7, 2019.

Hatters in the Major Leagues[edit]

= 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.[2] Updated September 6, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stetson University Hatters Athletics Brand Management Style Guide Manual (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "19 Baseball Guide" (PDF). Retrieved September 5, 2019.