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Feb. 18, 2005

RSU Baseball Club Announces Spring Schedule

The Rogers State University Baseball Club has announced a spring schedule, which includes seven home dates in Claremore, Pryor, Collinsville, Oologah and Owasso.

Games will begin Saturday with a noon doubleheader in Collinsville against Haskell Indian Nations University.

RSU has established a baseball club in order to provide additional extra-curricular activities for students, promote physical fitness and provide a forum for building teamwork and other interpersonal skills outside the classroom. The club has 27 members who are coached by Ron Bradley, RSU's physical education director.

The spring slate of games, several of which will be broadcast by RSU communication students on RSU Radio, 91.3 FM, includes:

Feb. 23 at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, 1 p.m. doubleheader;
Feb. 26 at Labette Community College in Parsons, Kan., 1 p.m. doubleheader;
March 1 at Northeastern (Okla.) State University, Tahlequah, 1 p.m. doubleheader;
March 5 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, 1 p.m. doubleheader;
March 9 against Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, Oologah High School field, 3:30 p.m. (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM)
March 11 at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, Moore, 1 p.m. doubleheader;
March 17 at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, 1 p.m.;
March 18 against Washburn University, 10 a.m. (Missouri Southern University tournament at Joplin, Mo.)
March 18 against Missouri Western University, 1 p.m. (Missouri Southern University tournament at Joplin, Mo.)
March 19 against Southern Nazarene University, Claremore American Legion Park, 1 p.m. doubleheader (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM);
March 22 against Missouri Southern University, 2 p.m. (Missouri Southern University tournament at Joplin, Mo.)
March 22 against Southern Arkansas University, 5 p.m. (Missouri Southern University tournament at Joplin, Mo.)
March 24 against Carl Albert State College, Oologah High School field, 1 p.m. doubleheader (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM);
March 30 against Tabor College, Claremore American Legion Park, 2 p.m. doubleheader (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM);
April 7 against Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, Pryor High School field, 1 p.m. doubleheader (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM);
April 11 at Carl Albert State College, Poteau, 2 p.m. doubleheader;
April 16 against Haskell Indian Nations University, Collinsville High School field, 1 p.m. doubleheader;
April 18 at Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. doubleheader;
April 21 against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Owasso High School field, 5 p.m. (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM);
April 23 at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kan., 2 p.m. doubleheader;
April 26 against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, Claremore American Legion Park, 4 p.m. (RSU Radio, 91.3 FM);
April 29 at University of Texas-Tyler, 6 p.m.; and
April 30 at University of Texas-Tyler, 1 p.m. doubleheader.  

The roster for the RSU baseball club listed by position, classification and high school with college experience noted in parentheses includes:

Joseph Bartel, outfield, Victory Christian; Jake Blankenship, second base/shortstop, Stigler; Jake Brumble, second base/shortstop, Jenks, (Hutchinson Community College); Kyle Bruner, second base/shortstop, Claremore; Eric Bunch, catcher/outfield, Collinsville (Labette Community College); Dusty Carriger, left-handed pitcher, Claremore Sequoyah (Cowley College); Dustin Frye, outfield, Catoosa; Travis Herald, outfield, Oologah; Brett Hollingsworth, first base, Pryor; Drew Hoffman, right-handed pitcher, Claremore (Crowder College); Josh Jacobsen, catcher/first base, Tulsa Union; Pat Jessogne, catcher/first base, Catoosa (Colby Community College); Timon Johnson, outfield, Tulsa Union; Jamie Johnston, right-handed pitcher, Oologah; Jesse Johnston, second base, Oologah; Austin Jones, left-handed pitcher, Kauffman, Texas (Coffeyville Community College); Todd Koscheski, first base, Claremore (Coffeyville Community College); Jake Lago, right-handed pitcher, Tulsa Union; Brad McClellan, third base/short stop, Tulsa Webster; David Munoz, right-handed pitcher, Tulsa Memorial; John Patterson, left-handed pitcher, Claremore; Travis Ring, left-handed pitcher, Catoosa (Sterling College); Jerad Rodriques, outfield, Coweta; Brian Schroeder, catcher/third base, Metro Christian; Blake Sunderland, third base, Coweta (Labette Community College), J.J. Whitekiller, outfield, Ketchum (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College); and Matt Williamson, right-handed pitcher, Sperry (Coffeyville Community College).

Bradley is a member of the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. He led four teams to win state baseball championships while at Claremore, Jenks and West Fork (Ark.) high schools. Robert Brown and Wes Vrska are serving as assistant coaches, and Aaron Gentry is serving as a volunteer assistant coach.

For more information on RSU club sports, contact Bradley at (918) 343-7787.