2012 Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team

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2012 Kent State Golden Flashes baseball
Eugene Super Regional Champions
Gary Regional Champions
MAC Tournament Champions
MAC Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference
2012 record 46–18 (24–3 MAC)
Head coach Scott Stricklin (8th year)
Assistant coach Mike Birkbeck (14th year)
Assistant coach Scott Daeley (7th year)
Assistant coach Doug Sanders
Home stadium Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mid-American Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Division
Kent State xy 24 3   .889     47 20   .701
Ohio 16 11   .593     28 29   .491
Miami 12 15   .444     30 29   .508
Buffalo 10 16   .385     20 36   .357
Akron 10 17   .370     17 38   .309
Bowling Green 9 18   .333     20 33   .377
West Division
Toledo x 19 8   .704     30 27   .526
Central Michigan 17 10   .630     34 29   .540
Western Michigan 14 12   .538     26 29   .473
Eastern Michigan 14 13   .519     25 31   .446
Ball State 9 18   .333     14 36   .280
Northern Illinois 7 20   .259     15 40   .273
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament
As of May 30, 2012[1]; Rankings from Coaches' Poll

The 2012 Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team represents Kent State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Golden Flashes are coached by 8th year head coach Scott Stricklin and play their home games at Olga Mural Field at Schoonover Stadium. Kent State won its tenth Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament and advanced to the Super Regional round where they defeated Oregon to win a trip to the 2012 College World Series for the first time in school history. The Golden Flashes were eliminated from the College World Series after compiling a record in the NCAA Tournament of 6-3.

Roster[edit]

2012 Kent State Golden Flashes baseball team
Players Coaches
# Pos. Name Bats/Throws Height Weight Year Home town
1 INF Rider, JimmyJimmy Rider R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Venetia, PA
2 INF Toadvine, DerekDerek Toadvine R/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So Springfield, OH
4 INF Koch, CodyCody Koch R/ 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Sandusky, OH
5 OF Sutton, T.J.T.J. Sutton L/L 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Uniontown, OH
6 INF Roberts, GeorgeGeorge Roberts R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Summerhill, PA
7 INF Hamilton, NickNick Hamilton s/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Avon Lake, OH
8 RHP Pierce, JoshJosh Pierce R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Avon, OH
11 OF Koch, JoeJoe Koch L/L 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Sr Youngstown, OH
12 OF Miklos, AlexAlex Miklos R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Fr Grove City, PA
13 RHP Birkbeck, JohnJohn Birkbeck R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Canton, OH
14 INF Campbell, EvanEvan Campbell L/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Beloit, OH
16 RHP Martin, EliEli Martin R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Fr Dresden, OH
17 OF Neuschaefer, JacobJacob Neuschaefer R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Elyria, OH
18 RHP Slavik, DanDan Slavik R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So St. Clairsville, OH
19 RHP Bores, RyanRyan Bores R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Strongsville, OH
21 INF Bellman, BlakeBlake Bellman S/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Wooster, OH
22 RHP Wilson, CaseyCasey Wilson R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Sagamore Hills, OH
23 C Monnot, TommyTommy Monnot R/R 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Canton, OH
24 INF Polen, SawyerSawyer Polen R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Wooster, OH
25 OF Summers, TroyTroy Summers R/R 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Minerva, OH
26 RHP Seacrist, ChuckChuck Seacrist R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Painesville, OH
27 C Revesz, JeffJeff Revesz R/R 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Grove City, PA
28 RHP Bryant, SpencerSpencer Bryant R/R 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Sandusky, OH
29 LHP Clark, MichaelMichael Clark L/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Akron, OH
30 LHP Clark, BrianBrian Clark L/L 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Munroe Falls, OH
31 RHP Skulina, TylerTyler Skulina R/R 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Strongsville, OH
32 RHP Mace, RyanRyan Mace R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Tallmadge, OH
33 LHP Faix, TimTim Faix L/L 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Strongsville, OH
34 C Bagoly, JasonJason Bagoly R/R 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Austintown, OH
36 C Lyon, DavidDavid Lyon S/R 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Emporium, PA
37 LHP Starn, DavidDavid Starn L/L 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Hudson, OH
38 RHP Revesz, JasonJason Revesz R/R 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Grove City, PA
39 RHP Kopcak, DanDan Kopcak R/R 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Streetsboro, OH
40 RHP Dorsch, EricEric Dorsch R/R 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Fr Gibsonia, PA
Head coach

Scott Stricklin

Assistant coach(es)

Mike Birkbeck
Scott Daeley
Doug Sanders


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Current redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2012-06-11

Schedule[edit]

2012 Kent State Golden Flashes Baseball Game Log
Regular Season
Post-Season
MAC Tournament
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record MAC Tournament Record
55 May 23 (8) Buffalo All Pro Freight StadiumAvon, OH 9–0 38–17 1–0
56 May 24 (4) Western Michigan All Pro Freight Stadium • Avon, OH 12–3 39–17 2–0
57 May 25 (8) Buffalo All Pro Freight Stadium • Avon, OH 8–3 40–17 3–0
58 May 26 (3) Central Michigan All Pro Freight Stadium • Avon, OH 3–1 41–17 4–0
Gary Regional
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record NCAAT Record
59 June 1 (2) Kentucky U.S. Steel YardGary, IN 7–6 (21) 42–17 1–0
60 June 2 (1) Purdue U.S. Steel Yard • Gary, IN 7–3 43–17 2–0
61 June 3 (2) Kentucky U.S. Steel Yard • Gary, IN 3–2 44–17 3–0
Eugene Super Regional
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record Super Regional Record
62 June 9 #5 Oregon PK ParkEugene, OR 7–6 45–17 4–0
63 June 10 #5 Oregon PK Park • Eugene, OR 2–3 45–18 4–1
64 June 11 #5 Oregon PK Park • Eugene, OR 3–2 46–18 5–1
College World Series
# Date Opponent Site/Stadium Score Overall Record CWS Record
65 June 16 Arkansas TD Ameritrade ParkOmaha, NE 1–8 46–19 0–1
66 June 18 Florida TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha, NE 5–4 47–19 1–1
67 June 21 South Carolina TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha, NE 1–4 47–20 1–2

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
Coaches' NR NR* NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Baseball America NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Collegiate Baseball^ NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 13  
NCBWA NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 22

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* New poll was not released for this week so for comparison purposes the previous week's ranking is inserted in this week's slot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Mid-American Conference Standings and Leaders". mac-sports.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02.