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2021 Men's Varsity Baseball

# Name Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Spencer Miller Outfield FR Smithville, Missouri

Major: Business Administration: Marketing/HR Management

Before Dordt…played at Smithville High School (Missouri) where he batted .357 this season with a .518 slugging percentage with four doubles, a triple and a homerun…scored 19 runs and had 11 runs batted in his team's leadoff spot and he took 10 bases on balls…was a third-team all-conference and all-district selection in baseball and was a first-team all-district and all-conference pick in football and was his conference's player of the year…was a part of three conference championship teams in football and made the state's final four in the sport.

2 Aaron Eshelman Infield, Outfield SR Pretty Prairie, Kansas

Major: Communication Studies

Before Dordt…graduated from Wichita East High School (Kansas)…transferred to Dordt after attending Newman University (Kansas).

3 Austin Pullar Infield SR Olympia, Washington

Major: Computer Science

2020…batted .231 in seven games and had three hits.

2019…had 13 hits in 35 games played…had two doubles, a triple and four runs batted in with 22 runs scored.

Before Dordt…graduate of Tumwater High School (Washington) and attended College of St. Scholastica (Minnesota) in 2017-18…batted .317 with seven doubles, three triples and 13 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases in his high school senior season…was a member of the USSSA West team and was a three-year letter winner and three-time academic all-conference honoree…earned Academic All-UMAC honors in 2018 at St. Scholastica.

4 Andrew Pullar Infield SR Olympia, Washington

Major: Computer Science

2020…batted .333 with 15 hits and nine runs batted in in 15 games.

2019…had 14 hits in 30 games played…had three doubles, a homerun and seven runs batted in...scored 13 runs.

Before Dordt…graduate of Tumwater High School (Washington) and attended College of St. Scholastica (Minnesota) for one year…batted .332 with 13 doubles, 13 runs batted in and 12 stolen bases in his high school senior season…was a member of the USSSA West team and was a three-year letter winner and three-time academic all-conference honoree….earned Academic All-UMAC honors in 2018 at St. Scholastica.

5 Nick Hamilton Infield, Outfield SO Sun City, Arizona

Major: HHP: Exercise Science/Sports Management

6 Lucas Nelson Outfield SR Oak Grove, Minnesota

Major: Engineering: Electrical

2020…batted .333 with nine hits in 12 games played with four runs batted in…pitched three innings and struck out two.

2019…pitched 11 innings in five games…struck out eight batters…earned GPAC honorable mention honors.

2018…pitched 18 innings in five appearances…struck out ten.

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 Logan Cline Infield JR Cheyenne, Wyoming

Major: Engineering: Mechanical

2020…batted .469 in 18 games and had 23 hits with five doubles, four triples and knocked in six runs while scoring 11.

2019…batted .321 with a team high 42 hits…started 35 games for the Defenders and had seven doubles with three triples and a homerun…knocked in 24 runs and stole six bases…earned GPAC honorable mention honors.

Before Dordt…graduated from East High School (Wyoming)…played second bases for the Cheyenne Mustangs club team…had a .376 batting average with a .512 on base percentage while stealing 47 bases in 2017.

8 Tyce Marquez Outfield JR Oxford, Nebraska

Major: Engineering: Biomedical

2020…batted .228 with 13 hits in 16 games played…had four runs batted in and scored nine runs.

Before Dordt…played for Revere High School (Colorado)…played outfield, first base and pitched for the Cougars in previous seasons…has a career batting average of .383, 49 career hits and 37 career RBI’s…had a career slugging average of .625.

9 Caleb Pollema Outfield, Pitcher SR Bakersfield, California

Business Administration: Finance, Actuarial Science

2020…pitched eight innings in five games with six strikeouts…had a 2.25 earned run average.

2019…appeared in two games and had four innings pitched.

2018…appeared in four games.

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.

10 Willem Hoekstra First Base, Pitcher JR Oakdale, California

Major: Agriculture: Agri-Business

2020…came back from injury that kept him out of the 2019 season…had two hits with two runs batted in…was 2-3 in five appearances and struck out 14 in 22 innings of work.

Before Dordt….graduated from Ripon Christian High School (California)…played pitcher and infield positions during his career…was 9-0 pitching as a senior with a 0.90 earned run average and struck out 66 batters…struck out 77 batters as a junior and had a 1.11 earned run average and had a .359 batting average with 12 runs batted in…Ripon Christian secured league championships in 2016 and 2018…and was a four-time all-league baseball performer and claimed Southern Athletic League Most Valuable Pitcher honors and he was named a Ripon Christian Scholar-Athlete while also claiming the Mike Vrieling Award. 

11 Isaac Vander Hart Pitcher SR Pella, Iowa

Business Administration: Finance

2020…was 1-3 in four appearances and pitched 20 and two-third innings…struck out 16 and held opponents to a .244 batting average.

2019…was 2-4 on the mound with 29 strikeouts in 41 innings of work.

2018… was 2-3 in 26 innings of work with 22 strikeouts and posted a 3.42 earned run average…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 SR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Major: Engineering: Civil & Enviromental

2020…did not play due to injury.

2019…posted a 1-4 record in 23 innings of work…struck out 28 batters…dealt with injury the last half of the season.

2018…was 2-1 on the mound in 34 innings pitched…struck out 31 batters.

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

13 Nolan Christanson Outfield FR Omaha, Nebraska

Major: Nursing

Before Dordt…competed for Omaha Burke High School (Nebraska)…had a .332 batting average with 25 runs batted in, 27 runs scored, 15 stolen bases and one homerun…played mostly shortstop and centerfield.

14 Diego Benitez Pitcher SO Panama

Major: Engineering

15 Cam Pfafman Catcher JR Santa Clarita, California

Major: HHP: Exercise Science

2020…batted .241 with 13 hits and seven runs batted in 18 games played.

2019…batted .297 with 27 hits and three doubles with 12 runs batted in…scored eight runs and played in 27 games…earned GPAC honorable mention honors.

16 Connor Hommes Infield FR Aurora, Colorado

Major: Undeclared

Before Dordt…graduated from Cherokee Trail High School (Colorado) where he batted .375 with 64 hits, 24 doubles, seven homeruns and 52 runs batted in…played first base, third base and designated hitter and was a West Region Preseason All-American in 2020.

17 Luke Turner Pitcher JR Cairns, Australia

Major: Business Administration

18 Nick Yeager Pitcher SO Canton, Michigan

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Before Dordt…played for Canton High School (Michigan)…got credit for 51 and two-third innings pitched in 2019 and struck out 57 batters while recording a 6-1 record with a 0.95 earned run average… earned all-conference and all-district honors along with being named a 2019 KLAA Scholar-Athlete.

19 Logan Horne Pitcher SR Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Major: Engineering: Chemical

2020…was 1-2 in three pitching appearances and went 13 innings with eight strikeouts.

2019…posted a 1-4 record in 35 innings of work…struck out 20 batters.

Before Dordt…attended Samuel V. Champion (Texas) High School…outfielder and pitcher who as a senior batted .333 with three triples and doubles over the course of the season…on base percentage is .455 and slugging percentage of .592…had an earned run average of 2.33.

20 Jadon Vander Molen Pitcher JR Riverbank, California

Major: Agriculture: Animal Science

2020…pitched five and a third innings…struck out three in four appearances.

Before Dordt…graduated from Ripon Christian High School (California)…played first base, third base and pitcher during his career…had a .377 batting average during his senior season with 21 runs batted in and eight stolen bases…compiled a 6-2 pitching record with a 1.24 earned run average to go with 58 strikeouts in 45 innings and has walked nine batters...was 5-2 on the mound as a junior with a 1.81 earned run average and struck out 50 batters.

21 David Laurenti Outfield JR Redondo Beach, California

Major: Prearchitectural Design/Graphic Design/Art History

2020…batted .219 with seven hits in 11 games played…knocked in two runs.

2019…batted .239 for the Defenders in 24 games played…had 17 hits and 15 runs batted in with two doubles and a pair of triples…stole two bases.

Before Dordt…played for Redondo Union (California) High School…batted .342 with two homeruns and four doubles over the course of his senior season…was named Defensive Player of the Year his senior year and helped the team to a 17-12 record…was the starting centerfielder in the 2017 All League All-Star game in El Segundo, California.

22 Brock Spade Catcher FR Chandler, Arizona

Major: Engineering: Biomedical

Before Dordt…played for Hamilton High School (Arizona)…played pitcher, catcher, first base and right field during his career. 

23 Charlie Hennessy Catcher JR Bremerton, Washington

Major: Communication Studies

Before Dordt…played at Olympic High School (Washington), was a three-year varsity letterman and had a .317 batting average.  He's a catcher and has a 1.94 pop time.

24 Parker Hamann Outfield JR Cheyenne, Wyoming

Major: Engineering: Civil and Enviromental

2020…played in three games and batted .286 with two hits.

2019…had five hits and eight runs scored…played in 29 games.

Before Dordt…played for Central (Wyoming) High School…played outfield and pitcher for the Cheyenne Mustangs club team…had a career batting average of .347 and has stolen 33 bases... had an earned run average of 2.75 through 51 innings pitched and earned a 5-1 record during the 2017 summer…Mustangs were three-time state champions while participating in baseball for the state of Colorado.

25 John Emerson First Base, Outfield SO Denver, Colorado

Major: Engineering: Chemical

2020…batted .265 in 16 games with 13 hits and six doubles.

Before Dordt…graduated from Denver East High School (Colorado)…had a .411 batting average with a .411 batting average, 44 hits, 15 doubles and three triples with an on base percentage of .488.

26 Michael Bruell Pitcher FR Plano, Illinois

Major: Undeclared

Before Dordt…played at Plano High School (Texas)…pitched in high school and posted a 2.4 earned run average while earning I-8 All-Conference honors in 2019 and he was named to the Kendall County All-Area Team. 

27 Kevin Fokkema Pitcher SR Maple Valley, Washington

Major: Accounting

2020…started two games and pitched in six…had 11 strikeouts and was 0-3 in three decisions.

2019…played in five games and pitched five innings.

Before Dordt….prepped at Tahoma High School (Washington)…worked 62 innings with a 10-1 record and 75 strikeouts…had a career 2.56 earned run average…was a part of a 2017 state tournament appearance and Tahoma High School is ranked second in the state heading into the playoffs.

28 Chaz Gothard Pitcher FR Social Circle, Georgia

Major: Business Administration: Management

Before Dordt…competed for FCA Loganville (Georgia) and had a .560 batting average with a .640 slugging percentage…lefthanded pitcher and posted a 3.11 earned run average and played first base when he wasn't pitching…claimed all-state and all-region honors in 2019 and was part of state champion teams in 2017 and 2018 and regional championship teams in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

30 Chase Edwards First Base SR Chandler, Arizona

Major: Public Administration

Before Dordt…attended the University of the Ozarks (Arkansas)…was a three-time Academic all-conference player and was named a second-team Academic All-American in 2019 and was a first-team selection in 2020…claimed first-team all-conference honors in 2019…had 26 doubles, 19 homeruns and 103 rbi with a career .370 batting average at the University of the Ozarks.

31 Gyeongju Kim Pitcher JR Seoul, South Korea

Major: Business Administration: Management

Before Dordt…played for the University of Ozarks in 2017 and 2018…had five wins in the seasons combined with 96 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched….had a 3.33 earned run average in 70.1 innings of work in 2018.

32 Peyton Stockwell Pitcher SO Boise, Idaho

MajorL History: American & World, Secondary Education

2020…pitched in five games…worked five and two-third innings and limited opponents to a .222 batting average.

Before Dordt…played legion baseball in 2018 for the Boise Senators and batted .390 with 23 hits and eight runs scored…graduated from Borah High School (Idaho).

35 Sam McCauley Pitcher FR Baker City, Oregon

Major: Undeclared

Before Dordt…competed for Baker High School (Oregon) where he had a .441 batting average and posted a 0.49 earned run average with 1.74 strikeouts per inning…played third base, shortstop and is a right-handed pitcher…was a first-team all-conference pitcher and was a Baseball Northwest and PAC Northwest Selection…four-year letterman in baseball and also was an honorable mention all-state football player and was selected to play in the East/West Shrine football game…was a member of a baseball and football team that qualified for the Oregon State Quarterfinals.

Trevor Jackson Catcher FR Westminster, Colorado

Major: Engineering: Mechanical

Before Dordt…played at Broomfield High School (Colorado)…posted a .415 batting average this fall and threw out nine runners while playing catcher.  

Derek Labounty Pitcher SO Florence, Texas

Major: Enviromental Studies: Natural Resource Management

Before Dordt… attended Florence High School (Texas) where he played both pitcher and catcher during his career.

Andrew Lofgren Infield SO Lincoln, Nebraska

Major: Engineering

Before Dordt…graduated from senior at Lincoln Lutheran (Nebraska)…batted .310 last season with six doubles and a homerun while earning all-conference honorable mention honors…played first base and third base.

Chance Mitchell Infield FR Arlington, Texas

Major: HHP: Exercise Science

Before Dordt…graduated from Mansfield Timberview High School (Texas)…was a first-team all-district utility player and an academic all-district player for Mansfield…played every position on defense except first base.

AJ Bosscher Pitcher SR Hudsonville, Michigan

Major: Business Administration: Marketing

2020…pitched in two separate games and had two innings of work with two strikeouts.

Luke Moustis First Base FR Gilbert, Arizona

Major: Chemistry

Before Dordt…played for Williams Field High School (Arizona) where he played first base and third base.

Nate Patterson First Base FR Chandler, Arizona

Major: Engineering: Mechanical

Before Dordt…attended Horizon Honors (Arizona)…played first base and third base and pitcher during his career and was selected a Junior All-Academic Baseball member.

Cardiff Smith Pitcher FR Mammoth Lakes, California

Major: Business Administration

Before Dordt…graduated from Mammoth High School (California)…earned all-league honorable mention honors as a high school junior.

Dylan Stanley First Base, Outfield FR Orlando, Florida

Major: HHP: Sports Management

Before Dordt…graduated from Timber Creek High School (Florida)..had a .273 batting average and a perfect fielding percentage…earned academic honors in 2020 and was part of a pair of district, regional and metro championships in 2018 and 2019…was on a state runner-up team in 2018 and the 2019 was a state final four runner-up.

Matthew Tiersma Pitcher SO Nampa, Idaho

Major: Digital Media Production

Before Dordt…graduated from  Nampa Christian High School (Idaho)…pitched 28 innings in 2019 with a 2.47 earned run average with 46 strikeouts…was a part of state championship teams in 2017 and 2018 and has played first base along with pitching….was picked as a 2018 all-star and the 2018 team was picked as the Idaho Boys Spring Team of the Year.

Luis Camacho Outfield SR McKinney, Texas

Major: Social Work

Before Dordt…attended the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy and Chipola College before enrolling at Dordt.

Alexander Vaughn Outfield SO Billings, Montana

Major: HHP: Exercise Science

Before Dordt…batted .326 for Billings West (Montana) with 34 doubles, eight stolen bases and a .424 on base percentage.

Anthony Klinzing First Base, Outfield FR Bonn, Germany

2020…had a hit and played in six games.

Benjamin De Ruiter Infield SR Colorado Springs, Colorado

Major: Business Administration, Manufacturing Tech

Shay Torres Outfield SO Oceanside, California

Major: Business Administration: Management

Before Dordt…played for El Camino High School (California)…batted .392 with 11 hits, three doubles and a homerun…served as team captain and was named scholar-athlete each season from his freshman season on.

Oliver Walczak Outfield SO Chino Hills, California

Major: Elementary Education-Instructional Strategist

Dylan Lewis Pitcher SR Houston, Texas

Major: HHP: Exercise Science

2018…had two appearances on the mound.

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

Ben Baker Catcher FR Toronto, Ontario

Major: Biology

Before Dordt…graduated from Central Technical School (Ontario)…was picked as his team's Rookie of the Year in 2015 and was chosen as team mvp in 2016 and 2017…played catcher and outfield…was on a PBLO 16U and PBLO 18U Championship team.

Matthew Bokhoven Pitcher FR Pella, Iowa

Major: Engineering: Mechanical

Before Dordt…played for Pella Christian High School (Iowa)…batted .245 as a junior and played third base, first base and pitcher…was a part of a 2019 baseball district champion…batted .341 in 2020 in 14 games played and had 14 hits with seven runs batted.