Troy Trojans baseball
|2017 Troy Trojans baseball team|
|Head coach||Mark Smartt (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||Riddle-Pace Field
|Colors||Cardinal, Silver, and Black
|Overall record||1,693–1,055-3 (.616)|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1995, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1995, 1997, 2006|
|1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013|
The Troy Trojans baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball team of Troy University, located in Troy, Alabama, United States. It competes in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference. The program began play in 1911. As of the end of the 2017 season regular season, the programs overall record is 1,693–1,055-3. In 1986 and 1987, Troy won Division II national championships under head coach Chase Riddle. As a Division II program, the team won 10 conference titles and appeared in 14 NCAA Regionals and 7 College World Series.
- 1 History
- 2 Riddle-Pace Field
- 3 All-Americans
- 4 Championships and titles
- 5 Attendance
- 6 Yearly records
- 7 Postseason Results
- 8 Trojans in the Pros
- 9 References
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
As early as the turn of the century, Troy fielded an intercollegiate baseball team, but school records only date back to 1931. In 1931, Troy Normal School moved all home games to what is now known as Riddle-Pace Field. The previous playing field, which was located on the quad in front of Shackelford Hall, was the original playing field. The field was relocated because of baseballs breaking the windows of Shackelford Hall.
Few schools in the South, especially in the state of Alabama, possess as rich a history as that of the Troy baseball program. In the past 40 years alone, Trojan baseball squads have claimed more than 1,300 victories, 14 conference championships, 7 NCAA Regional crowns, and back-to-back Division II NCAA National Championships in 1986 and 1987.
For his successes, head coach Chase Riddle was named National Head Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1987.
Upon transitioning from Division II to Division I, Troy finished their time in Division II with a 38-25 overall record against competition in NCAA Regionals.
After head coach John Mayotte helped lead Troy into their new era of Division I baseball, he led the team to their first NCAA Regional in 1995, just Troy's second season of being in Division I. Troy was eliminated by Florida State and Ole Miss that season. In 1997, Mayotte once again led Troy to another NCAA Regional, where Troy was again eliminated, this time by Alabama and Southern California.
In 2003, Troy hired Bobby Pierce as head coach. In his 4th season, he led Troy to their 3rd appearance in an NCAA Regional, where Troy scored their first victory over another team in a Regional, beating Southern Miss 10-8. Bobby Pierce finished his career with a 450-313 record at Troy, and led the program to their first Top 25 ranking and 4 NCAA Regional appearances, defeating teams like Alabama and Oklahoma State.
Since moving into Division I in 1994, the Trojans have won 6 conference titles, 3 conference tournaments, and have appeared in six NCAA Regionals.
Riddle-Pace Field, located on the university's campus, is the program's home venue. It is named for Chase Riddle, former head coach of the program, and Matthew Downer Pace, who served Troy University from 1891 to 1941 as Professor of Mathematics, Dean, and President.
The stadium features a brick concourse, a three-story press box, restrooms, a concession stand, and a merchandise booth. The stadium has a capacity of 2,000 spectators, which includes 1,700 bleacher seats and 300 chair-back seats. More spectator areas are located beyond the left field fence and adjacent to the home plate dugout.
Troy has produced 38 All-American players, as well as 6 Academic All-Americans. Since Troy joined the NCAA's Division I in 1994, the program has had 15 All-American players.
1st Team All-America
- Nate Moore (2004)
- Tom King (2006)
- Mike Felix (2006)
- Adam Bryant (2010)
- Tyler Hannah (2011)
- Danny Collins (2013)
2nd Team All-America
- Adam Godwin (2005)
- Clint Robinson (2007)
- Bryan Miller (2008)
- Tyler Ray (2011)
3rd Team All-America
- Brent Adcock (2005)
- Adam Bryant (2011)
- Logan Pierce (2013)
Championships and titles
Since Troy's first year in Division I in 1994, the program has won six regular-season conference titles and three conference tournament titles.
In the team's short stint in the Mid-Continent Conference, they won the regular season title in three straight seasons, from 1995 to 1997, to go along with two tournament titles in 1995 and 1997. In Troy's last season in the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2005, they won the regular season title. Since joining the Sun Belt Conference, the team has won three regular season titles in 2006, 2011, and 2013. Troy also won the SBC tournament title in 2006.
The program has compiled a total of 18 conference championships and two D-II national championships since its inception.
- 1980 - Gulf South Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1981 - Gulf South Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1981 - Gulf South Conference Tournament Champions
- 1982 - Gulf South Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1982 - Gulf South Conference Tournament Champions
- 1986 - Gulf South Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1986 - Gulf South Conference Tournament Champions
- 1987 - Gulf South Conference Tournament Champions
- 1989 - Gulf South Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1995 - Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Champions
- 1996 - Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1997 - Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Champions
- 1997 - Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Champions
- 2005 - Atlantic Sun Conference Regular Season Champions
- 2006 - Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Champions
- 2006 - Sun Belt Conference Tournament Champions
- 2011 - Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Champions
- 2013 - Sun Belt Conference Regular Season Champions
Division II National Championships
Then head coach Chase Riddle was named National Head Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1987.
Since 2007, Troy has ranked in the top 50 nationally in home attendance for many seasons.
|Year||National Rank||Avg. Attendance|
Below is a list of Troy's top five single-game attendance figures.
(Regular Season & Tournament)
|East Coast Conference|
|1995||27||23||13||6||John Mayotte||NCAA Regional|
|1997||37||23||8||6||John Mayotte||NCAA Regional|
|Atlantic Sun Conference|
|Sun Belt Conference|
|2006||47||16||20||4||Bobby Pierce||NCAA Regional|
|2007||34||27||16||14||Bobby Pierce||NCAA Regional|
|2011||43||17||21||9||Bobby Pierce||NCAA Regional|
|2013||42||20||20||10||Bobby Pierce||NCAA Regional|
Troy currently hold a 9-12 record in the NCAA postseason.
|NCAA Regional Results|
|1995 Tallahassee, FL Regional
|1997 Tuscaloosa, AL Regional
|2006 Tuscaloosa, AL Regional
|2007 Oxford, MS Regional
|2011 Nashville, TN Regional
|2013 Tallahassee, FL Regional
Troy held a 38-25 record in the NCAA Division II postseason.
|NCAA Regional Results|
|1977 NCAA South Regional
|1978 NCAA South Central Regional
|1979 NCAA South Regional
|1980 NCAA Central Regional
|1981 NCAA South Central Regional
|1983 NCAA South Central Regional
|1984 NCAA South Central Regional
|1985 NCAA South Central Regional
|1986 NCAA South Central Regional
|1987 NCAA South Central Regional
|1988 NCAA South Central Regional
|1990 NCAA South Central Regional
|1991 NCAA South Central Regional
|1993 NCAA South Central Regional
College World Series
Trojans in the Pros
Troy has had 56 total players drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft since the baseball program's inception.