2018 Baseball Roster

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2018 Men's Varsity Baseball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Steve Tiersma Utility FR Nampa, Idaho
No details available.
2 Cole Vande Vegte Pitcher SO Orange City, Iowa

2017…pitched in four games and had five and a third innings of work.

Before Dordt…had 90 strikeouts during the 2015 season for Unity Christian (Iowa) and 99 during 2016..he had a 0.84 earned run average in 2016 and opponents batted .142 against him..was named first-team all-conference, first-team all-district, and second-team All-Northwest Iowa Review…batted .319 as a senior and had a team high 29 hits with three doubles, three triples and 17 runs batted in with 24 runs scored…recorded over 300 career strikeouts

3 Andrew Randall Infield SR Elkhorn, Nebraska

2017…had 16 hits and scored 14 runs….had a pair of triples.

2016…had nine hits and scored eight runs in 34 games played.

4 Taylor Neuroth Outfield SR Sioux City, Iowa

2017…batted .333 with 52 hits and a team high 24 stolen bases.

2016…batted .260 in 36 games played…had 19 hits and stole eight bases.

2015…pitched in two games…had five hits in 18 at-bats for a .278 batting average…scored 12 runs.

5 Josh Van Eps Catcher SR Denver, Colorado

2017… played in 38 games…had 30 hits and ten runs batted in with a .280 batting average…GPAC honorable mention honoree.

2016…had 19 hits and a .247 batting average in 24 games played.

2015…had a .212 batting average in 34 games played…threw out 15 would be basestealers.

Pre-Dordt…Graduated Denver Christian High School (Colorado)…had a career .355 batting average with 42 runs batted in and a .440 on base percentage with 52 hits…helped Denver Christian to a state title in 2013 and was a first-team all-Mile High League pick in helping Denver Christian to a league title…claimed second team all-conference honors in 2012. 

6 Lucas Nelson Outfield, Pitcher FR Oak Grove, Minnesota

Before Dordt…had a 15-5 pitching record entering his senior season for Legacy Christian Academy (Minnesota)…had a 1.50 earned run average with 101 strikeouts in 122 innings pitched…posted a .392 batting average as a senior and recorded an 8-1 record on the mound in 52 innings of work….struck out 67 batters and had two shutouts.

7 Blake Meyer Outfield JR Sioux Center, Iowa
No details available.
8 Jason Holwerda Outfield JR Newton, Iowa

2016…played in seven games.

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella Christian High School (Iowa)…batted .345 last season with 15 stolen bases and 24 runs scored…in 2013 Holwerda batted .314 with eight doubles and 13 stolen bases and scored 20 runs…earned Little Hawkeye All-Conference honors during his high school career.

9 Justin Silva Outfield JR Eleele, Hawaii

Before Dordt…played for the College of Siskiyous (California)…batted .256 with 10 doubles, one triple and one homerun with 21 runs  batted in…was on the Golden Valley Conference All-Academic team.

10 Dillon Branderhorst Outfield JR Oskaloosa, Iowa

2017…played in 24 games…was used mostly as a courtey/pinch runner…scored eight runs.

Before Dordt… played baseball for Pella Christian High School…had a career .327 batting average and earned second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore when he batted .352….stole 15 bases in 2013….batted .400 in 2015 with 40 hits, nine doubles and 16 runs batted in with 30 runs scored…led his team with a .540 slugging percentage….had a 2.88 earned run average in 48 2/3 innings of work…struck out 29 batters and posted a 3-5 record.

11 Isaac Vander Hart Pitcher FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…was 7-3 during his senior season at Pella Christian (Iowa) with a 2.08 earned run average and struck out 81 batters in 60 2/3 innings of work…was a second-team all-conference pick...batted .289 with 33 hits and stole six bases.

12 Isaac Buteyn Pitcher FR Brandon, South Dakota

Before Dordt…posted a 7-3 record in 54.3 innings pitched with 49 strikeouts during his senior season from Brandon Valley (South Dakota)…was an academic all-state pick.

13 Josh Vanden Berg Infield FR Mason City, Iowa

Before Dordt…batted .317 for Mason City (Iowa) with 40 hits and 30 runs batted in…scored 23 runs…was 1-1 on the mound in 21 1/3 innings pitched with a 3.28 earned run average.

14 Dylan Lewis Pitcher FR Houston, Texas

Before Dordt…pitched, played outfield and first base for Clear Lake (Texas).

15 Nate Psyck Infield, Pitcher FR Bowlus, Minnesota

Before Dordt…earned all-conference honors as a junior and batted .314 for Royalton (Minnesota)…knocked in 13 runs and had seven doubles and two triples…pitched 47 innings and recorded 45 strikeouts.

16 Caleb Pollema Outfield, Pitcher FR Bakersfield, California

Before Dordt…  played for Bakersfield Christian (California)…struck out 24 batters in 38 innings as a junior and posted a 5-0 record as a sophomore with a .233 earned run average…during his senior season he struck out 17 batters in 31 innings of work…had a .314 batting average and earned South Sequoia second-team honors as a utility player.

17 Jayson Curtis Infield, Pitcher SO Fountain Hills, Arizona

Before Dordt… had a .452 batting average with 15 doubles, three triples, 17 runs batted in and a .790 slugging percentage for Desert Mountain High School (Arizona)…had a 4-1 record with a 2.07 earned run average in 27 innings pitched…was selected as an Arizona Senior Classic All-Academic player.

18 Ryan McDermott Infield JR Council Bluffs, Iowa
No details available.
19 Christian Cabney Pitcher FR Sioux City, Iowa
No details available.
20 Trent Roose Infield, Pitcher SR Pella, Iowa

2017…batted .291 with 30 hits and scored 21 runs…earned NAIA/Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors…GPAC honorable mention selection.

2016…posted a 3-5 pitching record in nine starts…struck out 29 batters in 40 1/3 innings…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors…batted .308 with 35 hits and six doubles and a team high 24 bases on balls.

Before Dordt… played at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)…played his high school baseball at North Mahaska (Iowa)…led the state in 2014 with a .588 batting average and posted an 11-2 record with a 0.78 earned run average with 125 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings of work…had a team high 17 doubles and three homeruns with 29 runs batted in and scored a team high 44 runs…was a two-time first-team all-state selection and a three-time first-team all-conference pitcher…earned second-team all-state honors once and was a three-time all-district pick…at NIACC  Roose pitched in ten games and had a 3-0 record with 15 strikeouts…helped NIACC advanced to the Junior College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma in 2015 season.

21 Storm Wagner Pitcher SO Boone, Iowa
No details available.
22 Luke Drooger Pitcher SO Edgerton, Minnesota

2017…posted a 1-2 record on the mound in 10 appearances and three starts.

Before Dordt… had a 0.54 earned run average with 104 strikeouts and 13 walks in 64 innings pitched during his junior season for Edgerton (Minnesota)…was named Edgerton’s Pitcher of the Year in 2015 and was named to the Red Rock All-Conference team…posted four shut outs and pitched 41 1/3 innings without allowing a run. 

23 Cody Veach Catcher, Pitcher FR Des Moines, Iowa

Before Dordt…posted a 3-0 record on the mound in 27 innings pitched with a .259 earned run average with 21 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .188 batting average…was 2-0 for Dowling Catholic (Iowa) with a 3.36 earned run average in 2016…earned all-conference honors for Iowa Christian Academy in 2013 and 2014.

24 Brandon Fokkema Pitcher SR Maple Valley, Washington

2017…posted a 5-3 record with a 2.32 earned run average in 54 1/3 innings….struck out 33 batters and limited teams to a .248 batting average…GPAC honorable mention selection.

2016…pitched 38 1/3 innings and posted a 1-3 record with 27 strikeouts.

2015…had  pair of wins in 11 appearances and six starts…struck out 28 batters in 34 1/3 innings.

Pre-Dordt…Graduated Tahoma High School (Washington)…pitched three seasons of varsity baseball and has thrown 107 innings and has a 3.59 earned run average with ten career wins and 90 career strikeouts…batted .358 with 21 runs batted in and batted .454 with runners in scoring position…earned second-team SPSL North honors as a junior and honorable mention accolades as a senior. 

25 Parker Schutt Infield JR Granger, Iowa

2017…had ten hits and knocked in four runs.

2016…had nine hits with a .290 batting average.

Before Dordt…played for Dallas Center-Grimes (Iowa)…batted .286 with 21 runs batted in in 2015…posted a .258 batting average in 2014 and a .257 batting average in 2013…was a part of a state tournament runner-up team in 2014 and also helped Dallas Center-Grimes to a Little Hawkeye Conference championship that summer…earned three letters in baseball and two in football and was a National Honor Society member.

28 Colton Van Otterloo Outfield SR Rock Rapids, Iowa

2017…had a .342 batting average with 55 hits and six doubles and a team high nine run homeruns and 41 runs batted in…earned NAIA/Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors…first-team all-GPAC selection.

2016…played in 42 games…batted .308 with 37 hits, eight doubles and four homeruns with 26 runs batted in…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

2015…played in 34 games…had 13 hits and scored 13 runs and was used as a pinch runner and second baseman.

Pre-Dordt…Played for Western Christian High School (Iowa)…earned second-team honors both in the district and in the Lakes Conference…batted .312 last season with an on base percentage of .448…had seven doubles; knocked in 14 runs and was issued 18 bases on balls…was a regular on back to back district champions in 2012 and 2013.

30 Logan Pierro Infield, Pitcher FR Ham Lake, Minnesota

Before Dordt…had a career .365 batting average with 60 runs batted in for Legacy Christian Academy (Minnesota)…pitched 60 innings with a 2.24 earned run average with 65 strikeouts…earned all-conference and all-section honors during his career.

31 Mitch Sandbulte Infield JR Sioux Center, Iowa
No details available.
33 Karsten Marker Pitcher SO Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt…posted a 5-5 record during his senior season at MOC Floyd Valley (Iowa) and had a 1.44 earned run average with 62 strikeouts in 63 innings…was 4-5 as a junior with 60 innings pitched and had a 1.73 earned run average and 66 strikeouts…was 4-5 in his sophomore season on the mound with 46 innings pitched and struck out 53 batters for the Dutchmen…threw 18 innings as a high school freshman and had 13 strikeouts.

36 Andrew Vander Hart Pitcher SR Pella, Iowa

2017…pitched eight innings in seven games.

2016…played in seven games.

37 Chris O'Connor Outfield SR Sunnyvale, California

2016…played in 28 games and had eight hits in 39 at bats and was issued 13 walks.

Before Dordt…earned all-league honors playing for Homestead (California) High School and started the last eight games of the season at De Anza College in 2015.

40 Zach Fowler Infield SR Vacaville, California

2017…batted .311 with 47 hits and had ten doubles and two homeruns with 31 runs batted in…earned NAIA/Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors…GPAC first-team selection.

41 Covey Jackson Infield SR Littleton, Colorado

Before Dordt…graduated from Chatfield Senior (Colorado) in 2014 with a .248 batting average…played for the Dordt junior varsity team the last three years.

42 Chris Schrieber Catcher, Pitcher JR Dundee, Oregon

2017…had 13 hits and knocked in ten runs.

2016…was 1-1 on the mound in 20 2/3 innings pitched…struck out eight batters.

Before Dordt…. prepped at  Newberg High School (Oregon)...career .406 batting average...threw out 34 out of 64 base runners attempting to steal on him at catcher...pitched 121 innings and had a 2.23 earned run average with 126 strikeouts...served as his team’s captain and was named his team’s defensive player of the year.