quick facts

Location:
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: (731) 661-5130
Fax: (731) 661-5182
Founded:
1823
Enrollment:
3747
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Colors:
Red & White
Affiliation:
NAIA
Conference:
TranSouth Conference
Acting Director of Athletics:
Tommy Sadler (tsadler@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5218
Athletic Secretary:
Teresa Thomas (tthomas@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5130
Sports Information Director:
Steven Aldridge (saldridg@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5027
Office Fax: (731) 661-5182
Website:
www.uu.edu/athletics

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Andy Rushing
Baseball Phone: (731) 661-5333
Alma Mater: Union University (1976)
Record at Union: 520-312-2 (15 years)
Career Record: 604-410-2 (19 years)
Asst. Coach: Brent Fronabarger
Alma Mater: Union University (1995)
Grad. Assistant: Chuck Cooper & Jeff Wyatt

Stadium/Facility:
Field: Fesmire Field
Capacity: 700
Dimensions: L-320; C-395; R-320; Alleys - 410
Press Box: (731) 661-5511

Previous Season
Overall record: 35-19;  TranSouth 11-10
Conference Finish: Fouth Place
Post Season: None
Final Ranking: NR

Team NAIA CWS History:
Years in NAIA CWS (last): 1 (1983)

2002 Starters Returning: Position Players - 6; Pitchers - 2
2002 Starters Lost: Position Players - 3; Pitchers - 3

Key Losses:
Name, 2002 Stats
Roger Cook, .365, 25 doubles, 13 homeruns, 50 RBI
Chip Briggs, .342, 8 doubles, 17 RBI
Jed Thomas, .326, 16 doubles, 29 RBI
Brandon Jackson, .387, 10 doubles, 7 homeruns, 42 RBI

Returning Starters:
Name, Position, Class, 2002 Stats

Joel Hysmith, LF, SR, .267, 12 doubles, 6 triples, 20 RBI, 9 SB
Garrett Pepper, 3B/RHP, SO, .377, 5 HR, 31 RBI
Jason Johnson, RF, JR, .325, 11 doubles, 4 HR, 36 RBI, 7 SB
Steve Sweat, SS, SO, .315, 16 doubles, 2 HR, 34 RBI, 5 SB
Josh Allen, 1B, JR, .310, 11 doubles, 7 HR, 34 RBI

Returning Pitchers:
Name R/L Class 2001 Stats

Matt Gibbs, RHP, JR, 3-3, 5.77 ERA, 48.1 IP, 36 K, 20 BB
Nash Powell, RHP, SR, (DNP injured in 2003)
Garrett Pepper, RHP, SO, 6-2, 1 SV, 3.40 ERA, 47.2 IP, 37 K, 9 BB
Matt Glass, LHP, SR, 2-1, 1 SV, 3.62 ERA, 32.1 IP, 40 K, 17 BB
Todd Winchester, RHP, SR, 5-2, 2 SV, 4.22 ERA, 59.2 IP, 39 K, 21 BB

Top Newcomers:
Name Position, Class, 2001 School
Jeffrey Jackson, SB, SO, Paris Junior College (Texas)
Chris Godwin, C, JR, Jackson State CC (Tenn.)
Eric Vanderbug, RHP, JR, Columbia State CC (Tenn.)
Patrick Williams, CF, JR, Southwest CC (Tenn.)
Zach Lowery, C/OF/DH, FR, Munford High School (Tenn.)
Seth Silcock, 3B, FR, Lincoln Trail College
Adam Yates, RHP, SR, Ole Miss, (will red-shirt 2004)

 

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