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2020 Vincennes University baseball preview

VINCENNES, Ind. – With spring upon us, it’s time again to kick off the start of another Vincennes University baseball season. The Trailblazers are scheduled for 64 regular-season games and have a long road ahead of them.

Returning Trailblazers

Jaxon Bailey LHP (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Kacey Cheek RHP (Oblong, Ill.)

Nate Toone RHP (Evansville, Ind.)

Blade Pittman RHP (Terre Haute, Ind.)

Noah Woodward RHP (Linton, Ind.)

Luke Stock RHP/C/INF (Clarksville, Ind.)

Ryan Robison LHP/INF (New Albany, Ind.)

Ian Martin C (Freetown, Ind.)

Sean Becker INF/C (Evansville, Ind.)

Trent Weiss INF (Hagerstown, Ind.)

Max Flock INF (Georgetown, Ind.)

Jared Sermersheim OF (Jasper, Ind.)

Nolan Clark OF/INF (Lapel, Ind.)

Players To Watch

Sophomore pitcher Ryan Robison (New Albany, Ind.) had a fantastic season last year boasting a 5.51 earned run average, .316 batting average, 32 RBIs, and five home runs.

Sophomore Sean Becker (Evansville, Ind.) is returning after spending the majority of last season playing catcher for the Trailblazers. He posted a .290 BA, an impressive .405 on-base percentage, and 12 stolen bases.

Trent Weiss (Hagerstown, Ind.) is yet another sophomore who will be in play this season. He served as an excellent utility and middle infield player in 2019. He batted .313 and had a .404 on-base percentage.

The Trailblazers are also eagerly awaiting the return of 6-foot-3 sophomore outfielder Jared Sermersheim (Jasper, Ind.), who was unfortunately sidelined for the majority of last season due to injury.

VU Coach Chris Barney says. . .

“Our expectation this year is to win the (Mid-West Athletic Conference). That kind of stuff sets the bar for everything else down the road. We’re always aiming to be as competitive as possible and look to move through the conference tournament, and hopefully win.”

“We have the advantage of returning experience this year. These guys have been through it and know what to expect. We also have a lot of versatility on the field, several multi position players. That ability to move around and adjust the players on any given day can be massive. After our first year of settling in, we now have experience in the conference, and that isn’t something you take for granted.”

Notes

  • VU compiled a 25-30 overall record in 2019.
  • The Trailblazers produced a 13-18 league record in their first season as a Midwest-Athletic Conference member.

First Game

The first series of the season is set to take place in Cleveland, Tenn. against Cleveland State Community College. There will be a doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 9 at noon EST, followed by a game on Monday, Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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JAKE JACKSON, Assistant Sports Information Director

   812-888-6831 office, VUAthletics@vinu.edu, jjackson@vinu.edu

MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter

   812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of Sports Information, www.govutrailblazers.com

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