2015 Baseball Roster

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2015 Men's Varsity Baseball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
3 Jason Wapnick Outfield JR Windsor, Colorado

2014…batted .274 in 38 games played…had a team high 28 runs batted in and five doubles…earned all-GPAC honorable mention.

2013…batted .258 while playing in 23 games…had 16 hits, six doubles and knocked in eight runs.

2012…played in 32 games…had a .226 batting average with 14 hits and three doubles…knocked in six runs.

4 Taylor Neuroth Outfield FR Sioux City, Iowa
No details available.
5 Josh Van Eps Catcher FR Denver, Colorado

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.

8 Jordan Van Maanen Catcher SO Doon, Iowa
No details available.
9 Connor Leppink Outfield SO Holland, Michigan

2014…played in two games before being sidelined by injury.

2013…played in one game.

10 Aaron Parks Infield, Pitcher SR Flagstaff, Arizona

2014…season was cut short by injury…played in 27 games and had 18 hits and batted .222… had two pitching appearances and struck out 19 in nine innings pitched and allowed three this and had a 0.96 earned run average.

2013…played in 29 games…made two pitching appearances…batted .242 with 22 hits and four doubles…knocked in nine runs.

2012…batted .223 with 23 hits in 35 games played…had six doubles, a triple and a homerun with 13 runs batted in…started eight games on the mound…pitched 26 innings and struck out 18 batters.

11 Jake Thayer Outfield, Pitcher SO Littleton, Colorado

2014…batted a team high .357 and scored 22 runs with two doubles, a triple and a homerun and knocked in 16 runs…led the team in hits with 46…earned all-GPAC honorable mention and played in 36 games.

13 Josh Peterson Pitcher SR Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

2014…pitched in 13 games…had a 4.00 earned run average in 18 innings pitched.

2013…played in 10 games and had a pair of hits.

2012…batted .333 in 20 games…had 12 hits and two doubles with seven runs batted in.

14 Michael Grady Pitcher SO Granville, Iowa

2014…made 15 pitching appearances—13 of them in relief…pitched 30 innings and struck out 16 batters…had a 4.15 earned run average.

Pre-Dordt….earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors in 2013 while playing for Spalding Catholic (Iowa)…had a 3-5 record with a 1.92 earned run average…struck out 50 batters in 51 innings and issued 11 bases on balls.

15 Jacob Monsma Outfield SO Denver, Colorado

2014…played 13 games for the Defenders.

16 Cameron Gingerich Infield SO Riverside, Iowa

2014…played in 39 games and had 42 hits…scored 24 runs and had five doubles while knocking in 18 runs…earned all-GPAC honorable mention after batting .292.

Pre-Dordt….batted .506 for Iowa Mennonite high school with 13 doubles…had 26 runs batted in and scored 38 runs and stole 14 bases…had a 4-5 pitching record in 61 2/3 innings of work and struck out 71 batters…earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors at shortstop.

17 Bryan Wallman Infield JR Wellington, Colorado

2014…played in 28 games…scored nine runs and had a .235 batting average…had 16 hits with 14 runs batted in.

2013…batted .264 with 14 hits and 11 runs batted in…played in 21 games and had four doubles.

18 Tyler Wiedner Pitcher SO Granger, Iowa

2014…made seven pitching appearances and had 22 innings pitched.

20 Caleb Bohler Catcher SR Windsor, Colorado

2014…played in seven games.

2013…played in four games and had two hits.

22 Schyler Kane Pitcher JR Pella, Iowa
No details available.
23 Alex Schoonhoven Infield SO Ireton, Iowa

2014…played in 26 games…used regularly as a pinch runner…scored 19 runs…had five hits and four runs batted in.

24 Brandon Fokkema Pitcher, Outfield FR Maple Valley, Washington

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 Chandler Van Dyke Pitcher FR Denver, Colorado

Pre-Dordt…Prepped at Denver Christian High School (Colorado)… posted a 10-4 record the last two seasons with a 2.26 earned run average…helped Denver Christian to a 2013 Class 2A State Title and was an all-state honorable mention honoree that season.

28 Colton Van Otterloo Outfield FR Rock Rapids, Iowa

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 Zach Zylstra Pitcher SO Thornton, Illinois
No details available.
32 Cole Samuelson Pitcher SO Gretna, Nebraska

2014…made eight pitching appearances…threw 12 innings.

33 Davis Fenchel Infield JR Hull, Iowa

2014…limited action due to injury.

2013…batted .250 with two hits in six games played.

34 Connor Hopkins Pitcher SO Menifee, California

Pre-Dordt…Prepped at Paloma Valley High School (California)…earned four wins on the mound and secured three saves last season with a 2.54 earned run average and struck out 31 batters.

35 Josh Van Kekerix Pitcher SR Sheldon, Iowa

2014…made nine pitching appearances and pitched 44 innings…struck out 24 batters and had a 6.34 earned run average.

2013…pitched in 11 games and 18 and 2/3 innings with a 4.82 earned run average…struck out 10 batters.

2012…pitched in 11 games for a total of 15 1/3 innings…recorded 13 strikeouts.

37 Micah Schwanke Infield FR Omaha, Nebraska
No details available.
40 Teddy Steffel Utility JR Costa Mesa, California
No details available.
41 Alex Terpstra Pitcher SO Highlands Ranch, Colorado

2014…made three pitching appearances.

42 Rick Schmidt Outfield SR Longmont, Colorado

2014…batted .235 in nine games played…had four hits.

2013…played in three games

45 Nate Forseth Pitcher, Infield SR Sioux Center, Iowa

2014…played in 22 games…had 17 hits and batted .279 with a homerun and two doubles while knocking in 11 runs…had seven pitching appearances and pitched 28 innings.

Pre-Dordt... played at and attended Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) for two seasons…had 13 pitching appearances in 2012 with a 1.65 earned run average and he pitched in 14 games in 2013 with a 1.50 earned run average…claimed all-state honors as a senior in high school and was twice an all-conference selection for Nampa Christian….was a part of a state championship team, two runner-up finishes and a third place finish.