The Rogers State University Baseball Club has announced eight dates for its fall schedule, including four home games in Claremore.
Games will begin Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
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, said RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley. The club has 27 members who are coached by Ron Bradley, RSU’s physical education director.
A home scrimmage against Connors State College is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sept. 8. The first home game will be Sept. 11 when the club will host Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College for a 1 p.m. doubleheader. On Sept. 15, the club will host a 2 p.m. doubleheader against St. Gregory’s University, with a doubleheader against Labette Community College at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16. The final home game will be Sept. 19 with a 1:30 p.m. doubleheader against the Spivey All-Stars, which is a traveling team comprised of Oklahoma high school all-stars.
All home games will be played at the American Legion Park, located at Blue Starr Dr. and Sioux Ave. in Claremore. The games are free and open to the public.
On Sept. 23, the club will travel to Northern Oklahoma College in Enid to play a 3 p.m. doubleheader. The club will play Sept. 26 in Oologah against Independence Community College for a 1 p.m. doubleheader. The club’s final competition this fall will be participating in the Northeastern State University Fall Classic in Tahlequah.
A more extensive schedule is planned for the spring semester with games tentatively planned with Labette, NSU, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Hillsdale Free Will Baptist, NEO, Southern Nazarene University, Carl Albert State College, Tabor College, NOC-Enid, the University of Texas-Tyler, Coffeyville Community College and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
The roster for the RSU baseball club listed by position, classification and high school with college experience noted in parentheses includes:
Joseph Bartel, outfield, freshman, Victory Christian; George Beene, pitcher, junior, Locust Grove (Ft. Scott Community College); Jake Brumble, second base/shortstop, sophomore, Jenks (Hutchinson Community College); Eric Bunch, catcher/outfield, junior, Collinsville (Labette Junior College); Dusty Carriger, pitcher, sophomore, Claremore Sequoyah (Cowley Junior College); Josh Compton, first base, freshman, Collinsville; Dustin Frye, outfield, freshman, Catoosa; Drew Hoffman, pitcher, sophomore, Claremore (Crowder Junior College); Brett Hollingsworth, second base/outfield, freshman, Pryor; Josh Jacobsen, catcher/third base, freshman, Union; Pat Jessogne, catcher/first base, sophomore, Catoosa (Colby Junior College); Timon Johnson, outfield, freshman, Union; Jamie Johnston, third base, freshman, Oologah; Jesse Johnston, second base, freshman, Oologah; Austin Jones, pitcher, junior, Kauffman, Tex. (Coffeyville Junior College); Todd Koscheski, first base, junior, Claremore (Coffeyville Junior College); Jake Lago, pitcher, freshman, Union; Brad McClellan, second base/shortstop, freshman, Tulsa Webster; Caleb Meacham, outfield, junior, Sapulpa (University of Central Oklahoma); David Munoz, pitcher, freshman, Tulsa Memorial; John Patterson, pitcher, freshman, Claremore; Travis Ring, pitcher, senior, Catoosa (Sterling College); Jerad Rodriques, outfield, freshman, Coweta; Brian Schroeder, catcher/third base, freshman, Metro Christian; Blake Sunderland, third base, sophomore, Coweta (Labette Junior College); J.J. Whitekiller, outfield, sophomore, Ketchum (NEO); and Matt Williamson, pitcher, junior, Sperry (Coffeyville Junior 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. Aaron Gentry and Wes Vrska, both of Claremore, are serving as volunteer assistant coaches handling infield and pitching responsibilities, respectively.
For more information on RSU club sports, contact Bradley at (918) 343-7787.