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March 6, 2013

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Barons baseball opens season in the South

The Barons baseball team kicks off its season with stops at three colleges in the South, beginning at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, on Sat., March 9, 2013; then travelling to Bluefield College in Virginia for a three-game series March 11-12, 2013; and finishing up with a four-game series at Georgia Gwinnett College March 14-16, 2013.

"As an Ohio college baseball program, we simply must travel south to get our season started as early as we need to," said Abe Ambroza, Barons baseball head coach. "We aspire to compete for titles, and feel playing competition like this early on in some warmer climates gives us the best opportunity to do just that."

Heading into the 2013 baseball season, the Barons have a mix of experienced veterans and talented newcomers around the horn, on the mound and in the outfield.

"We have perhaps the best mix of experience and skill that we have had in my four years here," said Ambroza. "The depth of talent that we have at every position is a great strength of ours this year. I have confidence in so many of our young men in several different roles. It should be an exciting year."

Several of the Barons infielders and outfielders will see time split at all positions. The team also has four catchers, all of whom may see time behind the plate. Ambroza says the pitching staff may the strongest that the team has had in years, with seven potential starters. Overall, he is pleased with the position flexibility on the team this year.

2013 Barons baseball roster

No.

Name

Position

Rank

Hometown

1

Codie Roberts

Center Field, Right Field, Pitcher and 2nd base

Senior

Lima

3

Cody Dukes

2nd and 3rd bases

Sophomore

Miller City

4

Ryan Kortokrax

1st base, Right Field, Catcher

Senior

Delphos

5

Jeff Sinchak

Catcher, Pitcher

Freshman

Chardon

6

Matt Stetchschulte

Right, Center and Left Field

Freshman

Ottawa

7

Alex White

Right, Center and Left Field

Freshman

Sidney

8

Sam Altenbach

Left and Center Field

Freshman

Lima

9

Tyler Blumentritt

1st and 3rd base and Pitcher

Freshman

Loveland

10

Derrick Pease

Center Field and Pitcher

Sophomore

Paulding

12

Brandon Burke

Shortstop and Pitcher

Freshman

Continental

14

Adam Von Sossan

Pitcher

Freshman

Elida

15

Brent Bertke

Pitcher

Freshman

New Bremen

22

Matthew Youngpeter

2nd and 3rd bases, Pitcher

Freshman

Spencerville

23

Ryne Jerome

1st base, Catcher and Pitcher

Sophomore

Payne

25

Joey Schmook

2nd base, Shortstop and Pitcher

Freshman

Parma

27

Brandon Scott

Pitcher

Freshman

Continental

30

Dylan Clifton-Lorton

3rd base, Right Field, Catcher and Pitcher

Freshman

Toledo

2013 Barons baseball schedule

03/09/2013 @ Alice Lloyd College - DH

03/11/2013 @ Bluefield College - 9 INN 4:00

03/12/2013 @ Bluefield College - DH 1:00

03/14/2013 @ Georgia Gwinnett College - 9INN 7:00

03/15/2013 @ Georgia Gwinnett College - DH 2:00

03/16/2013 @ Georgia Gwinnett College - 9INN 12:00

03/21/2013 @ Ohio State Mansfield - 7 INN 4:00

03/23/2013 @ Rochester College - DH 1:00

03/24/2013 vs Rochester College - 9 INN 1:00

03/26/2013 vs Ohio State Mansfield - 7 INN 4:00

03/30/2013 Tri-Series with Ohio University Lancaster and Ohio University Zanesville - @ OU Lancaster TBD

04/02/2013 vs Miami University Middletown** - 7 INN 4:00

04/04/2013 @ Miami University Hamilton** - DH 4:00

04/06/2013 vs Ohio University Chillicothe** - DH 1:00

04/07/2013 vs Ohio State Newark - 7 INN 1:00

04/09/2013 vs Miami University Middletown ** - 7 INN 4:00

04/11/2013 vs Wright State Lake** - 7 INN 4:00

04/13/2013 @ Miami University Middletown** - DH 1:00

04/14/2013 @ Ohio State Newark - 7 INN 1:00

04/16/2013 vs Wright State Lake** - 7 INN 4:00

04/17/2013 @Wright State Lake** - 7 INN 4:00

04/18/2013 @Wright State Lake ** - 7 INN 7:00

04/20/2013 vs Miami University Hamilton** - DH 1:00

04/21/2013 vs Ohio University Lancaster - 7 INN 1:00

04/22/2013 Faculty/Staff/Alumni Game - 4:00

04/27/2013 @ Ohio University Chillicothe ** - DH 1:00

05/03/2013 ORC Tournament - @ Beavers Field – Lancaster, OH TBD

05/04/2013 ORC Tournament - @ Beavers Field – Lancaster, OH TBD

05/05/2013 ORC Tournament - @ Beavers Field – Lancaster, OH TBD

05/10/2013 ORC Tournament - @ Beavers Field – Lancaster, OH TBD

05/11/2013 ORC Tournament Semi-Finals - @ Beavers Field – Lancaster, OH TBD

05/12/2013 ORC Tournament Finals - @ Beavers Field – Lancaster, OH TBD

** ORCC games

DH stands for double-header

7 INN and 9 INN reflect that they will be 7 inning and 9 inning games, respectively.

For up-to-date information regarding the spring sports schedule and results, go to Lima.OSU.edu/athletics.

Students from Ohio State Lima and Rhodes State are eligible to play for the Barons. The teams compete against other colleges in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC). There is a regular season champion named and a state tournament held each year.

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