Willamette University Baseball Information Fact Sheet

GENERAL INFORMATION
ADDRESS: 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
FOUNDED: 1842
ENROLLMENT: 1,700 (est.)
PRESIDENT: Dr. M. Lee Pelton
NICKNAME: Bearcats
COLORS: Cardinal & Old Gold
FACILITY: Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium (1,200)/John Lewis Field
CONFERENCE: Northwest Conference (NWC)
AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mark Majeski (503-370-6217) mmajeski@willamette.edu
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Skip Kenitzer (503-370-6257) skenitze@willamette.edu
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Cliff Voliva (503-370-6110) cvoliva@willamette.edu
ATHLETIC TRAINERS: Deborah Cagle (503-370-6672) dcagle@willamette.edu
Shane Wibel (503-375-5430) swibel@willamette.edu
ATHLETICS PHONE: 503-370-6420
ATHLETICS FAX: 503-370-6379
ATHLETICS WEB SITE: www.willamette.edu/athletics
BASEBALL HEAD COACH: David Wong (503-370-6011) dwong@willamette.edu
ALMA MATER: Willamette (1986)
COLLEGE RECORD HEADING INTO SEASON: 266-208-4 (12 years)
WU RECORD HEADING INTO SEASON: 266-208-4 (12 years)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Tom Bush (13th year), John Horner (7th year)
2002 RECORD: 13-21
2002 NWC RECORD (FINISH): 9-15 (6th)
RETURNING LETTER WINNERS: 13
LETTER WINNERS LOST: 10
RETURNING STARTERS: 5

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS
POS 2002 STATS/HONORS
Andy Bartels (Jr., Phoenix HS) 1B/3B .373 BA, 6 HR, 25 RBI/All-West Region
Matt Drahn (Jr., Taft HS) OF .347 BA, 10 2B, 18 RBI
Drew Ecklund (Sr., San Luis Obispo HS, Calif.) CF .304 BA, 9 2B, 3 HR, 32 RBI, 5 SB

KEY LOSSES TO GRADUATION
POS 200 STATS/HONORS
Jason Searle C .360 BA, 8 2B, 7 HR, 21 RBI/All-NWC
Danny Aguilar 2B .324 BA, 6 2B, 20 BB
Matt Benjamin LF .299 BA, 8 2B, 9 HR, 28, RBI
Luke Atwood 3B .288 BA, 5 2B, 5 SB

NOTE: Head coach David Wong is just 10 wins from tying former Willamette head coach John Lewis as the all-time winningest baseball coach in Bearcat history. Lewis’ baseball teams (1948-72) won three Northwest Conference crowns and were runners-up six times en route to a ledger of 276-264.