Rookies/Vets Game is Saturday at FedExPark
Go Tigers! Michael Wills will close out the game for the Vets squad
Go Tigers!
Michael Wills will close out the game for the Vets squad
Go Tigers!

Oct. 19, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Reaching the halfway point of team workouts this fall, the University of Memphis baseball team will play the annual Rookie/Vets Game on Saturday at FedExPark with first pitch scheduled for noon.

"We are always excited to see what happens when we split the roster for this game," head coach Daron Schoenrock said. "We hope to see the veterans understanding the system, communicating and attack the game. The rookies are hungry to keep their toe-hold in the locker room as well. We've had some jawing back in forth and practice and that is something we like to see."

Coach Schoenrock has split up the squad nearly even as 19 players are listed on the Rookies said and 17 on the Vets. Due to various injuries, Drew Allen, Xander Helton, and Connor Mahoney are inactive for the Rookies while Keaton Aldridge, Alex Gunn, Carter White and Blake Myers are likely out for the Vets.

Seven pitchers will take the mound for the Rookies squad with Craig Caufield making the start. Coach Schoenrock has chosen the alphabetical order of pitching meaning Josiah will be the closer for the Rookies.

The Vets side has six pitchers scheduled to throw with Heith Hatfield making the start. Hatfield will start and move to first base later in the game. Clayton Gant takes the hill in the second and Michael Wills will close it out for the Vets.

"We want fans to come out and see us and then go to Tiger Lane for tailgating prior to the homecoming football game. We'll throw first pitch at noon and be done around 3 p.m."

Rookies Vets
No. Name Pos.   No. Name Pos.
30 Drew Allen * INF 23 Keaton Aldridge * C
6 Bryce Beeler OF/INF 2 Ethan Gross INF
27 Zac Carter OF 39 Nate Rupiper C
22 Corey Chafin C 17 Colton Simbeck OF
5 Tyler Dixon OF 24 Derrick Thomas OF
7 Drew Griffin INF 8 Tucker Tubbs INF
42 Austin Hatfield OF 26 Carter White * C/1B
19 Xander Helton * 1B/P 1 Zach Willis INF
9 Jake Little INF 4 Ford Wilson OF
25 Michael Sillyman 1B
41 Cody Heisman UTL
No. Name Pos. Inn. No. Name Pos. Inn.
15 Craig Caufield RHP 1st 14 Clayton Gant RHP 2nd-3rd
11 Colin Lee LHP 2nd 12 Heith Hatfield RHP 1st
10 Jacob Moody LHP 3rd 31 Sam Moll LHP 4th
44 Conner Porter RHP 4th 13 Erik Schoenrock LHP 5th
33 Jon Reed RHP 5th 32 Jonathan Van Eaton RHP 6th
28 Dylan Toscano RHP 6th 37 Michael Wills LHP 7th
40 Josiah Ward RHP 7th 16 Alex Gunn * LHP ----
20 Connor Mahoney * RHP ---- 18 Blake Myers * LHP ----
* - Indicates player is likely inactive



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