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Spring 2018 Baseball Roster

NUM Name and Year
Pos.
B/T
Ht./Wt. Hometown
00
Andrew Jurack    R-FR                                                   
LHP
L/L
5'9" 165
Hinsdale, Il.
1
Marty Dosen        FR                                                       
OF
R/R
5'8" 185
Wheaton, Il.
2
Brendan Joyce     SO                                                     
OF
R/R
5'11" 195
St. Charles, Il.
3
Tyler Burthay       FR                                                  
C
R/R
6'0" 220
Kokomo, In,
4
Jack Lambert       SO                                                   
LHP
L/L
6'0" 170
St. Charles, Il.
5
Sam Ballard         R-FR                                                    
LHP
L/L
6'0" 205
Alton, Il.
6
Casey Kempner   FR                                                   
LHP
L/L
6'3" 210
Northbrook, Il.
7
Trystin Raikes     R-SO                            
INF
R/R
5'11" 200
Ottawa, Il.
8
Tyler Paulsen      R-SO.
OF
R/R
6'5" 225
Minooka, Il.
9
Trevor Minder     FR
INF
R/R
6'2" 200
Springfield, Il.
10
 Logan Pillars      FR
UTIL.
R/R
6'3" 225
Rock Falls, Il.
11
Cristian Sanchez  R-SO
UTIL
R/R
6'0" 175
Minooka, Il.
12
Damian Pierce     FR
INF
L/L
6'0" 225
Springfield, Il.
13
Max Downs         SO
OF
R/R
6'0" 215
Palos Heights, Il.
14
Cody Hawthorne R-FR
LHP
L/L
6'3" 200
Galesburg, Il.
15
Luke Smith          SO
RHP
R/R
6'4" 170
Champaign, Il.
16
Christian Sidoti   SO
RHP
R/R
6'0" 190
St. Charles, Il.
17
Bobby Barnard    FR
C
R/R
5'11" 175
Tolono, Il.
18
Colton Thompson R-SO
RHP
L/R
6'1" 210
Broken Arrow, OK.
19
Alex Steinbach    FR
INF.
R/R
6'3" 220
Plainfield, Il.
20
Connor Aube       SO
OF
R/R
5'10" 190
Falmouth, ME
21
Evan Snyder        SO
RHP
R/R
6'3" 215
Ottawa, Il.
22
Ty McCulloch     SO
LHP
L/L
6'1" 195
Woodridge, Il.
23
Josh Garner         SO
RHP
R/R
6'2" 210
Lexington, SC
25
Brent Lengacher  R-SO
UTL
R/R
6'2" 235
Trenton, Il.
26
Garrett Acton       SO
RHP
L/R
6'2" 230
Lemont, Il.
27
Josh Kimbro         SO
RHP
R/R
6'2" 195
Catlin, Il.
28
Jordan Walden      R-FR                
RHP
R/R
6'6" 225
Braidwood, Il.
29
Daniel Warkentin  FR
INF
R/R 6'3" 230
Lemmington, Ontario
30
Alex Skibba           FR
RHP
R/R
5'11" 160
Peoria, Il.
31
Evan Huffman       FR
OF
R/R
6'0" 185
Liberty Center, In,
32
Jarret Olson           SO
LHP
L/L
6'0" 190
Peru, Il.
36
Nick Wisz              SO
INF
R/R
6'3" 275
Lemont, Il.
38
Tom Cheshareck    SO
RHP
R/R
6'1" 185
Morris, Il.
40
Sultan Solebo         SO
RHP
R/R
6'3" 215
Plainfield, Il. 
44
Sean Ferguson        FR
RHP
R/R
6'2" 225
New Haven, In.
45
Ben Lynam             R-FR
LHP
L/L
6'4" 235
Batavia, Il.







 
David Garcia
Head Coach
  • Office: P118 
  • Telephone: 217/351-2297
  • Email: dgarsh22@aol.com
 
Will begin his 5th year as a head coach at the college level, leading the Cobras to the World Series in both 2016 and 2017 with a 3rd place finish last season.  Garcia brings nine years of professional baseball experience to the Parkland Baseball staff.  He spent five seasons with the River City Rascals and was the bench coach for the 2010 team that won the Frontier League championship. In 2011 the Rascals tied the Frontier League record for wins (68) during the regular season before falling to the Slammers in the Frontier League Championship Series. Thirteen of the players Garcia has coached have been signed to affiliated baseball. Coach Garcia spent the last four years as the hitting coach of the Joliet Slammers and the Normal Cornbelters.

Garcia was awarded the 2016 and 2017 MWAC, Region, and District 24 Coach of the Year after guiding the Cobras to their 8th NJCAA World Series Appearance.  The 2016 Cobras went 45-16 winning the MWAC and the Region 24 Tournament while the 2017 team finished 52-9-1.
 
As a player, Coach Garcia played at Parkland College from 1998-2000 for current Cobra AD Rod Lovett.   In the fall of 1999, Garcia signed to play at Northern Illinois University.  Following his senior season, he signed a professional contract to play in the Frontier League for the Rockford Riverhawks. 
 
 
Jon Goebel
Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 
• Office: P118 
• Telephone: 217/351-2297
• Email: jgoebel@parkland.edu

Coach Goebel returns for his 5th year as a Parkland assistant and fourth year as pitching coach. Last season the Parkland pitching staff led all of NJCAA in ERA, strikeouts, per 9 innings, batting average against, walk to strikeout ration, and finished second in total strikeouts. Parkland produced three D1 scholarship athletes (B10, SEC A10) in 2016 including its first ever SEC commit. Two pitchers received ALL MWAC honors, one received All-American honors, as well as, freshman of the year and conference pitcher of the year (was also drafted by the Oakland Athletics). In 2015 the Parkland pitching staff led the MWAC in strikeouts per 9, hits per 9, walks per 9, and was 2nd in team ERA at 3.14. In 2010 Coach Goebel worked primarily with the outfielders while assisting with the pitchers. The 2010 Parkland Cobras had 2 pitchers and an outfielder drafted and play in the big leagues.

As a player Coach Goebel played junior college ball at St. Louis Community College where he participated in the NJCAA World Series in 2006. After junior college Goebel played for the Bradley Braves in Peoria, IL where he received his Bachelor’s Degree.

 
 
Andrew Cotner
Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • Office: P118 
  • Telephone: 217/351-2297
  • Email: andrew.cotner@yahoo.com
 
Coach Cotner is in his third year on the Parkland staff.  Cotner’s experience and passion for the game was felt immediately by the 2016 team.  Cotner worked primarily with the OF and assisted in hitting. A product of Champaign Centennial High School. Cotner went on to play for Parkland as a LHP and an outfielder in 1988.  He continued his playing career at Brevard College in Melbourne, FL. and at Illinois State University.  He was drafted and signed by the New York Mets after his Junior year and spent 3+ years in the Mets organization until suffering a career ending injury.
 
Following his playing career, Cotner returned to C-U and served as a volunteer assistant at the University of Illinois while pursuing his Master's.  While at Illinois, he worked with 8 future professional players including 3 Major Leaguers. Upon graduation, he worked as an assistant to Hall of Famer Frank Robinson in the MLB Arizona Fall League and then in Baseball Operations for the Houston Astros. During his time with the Astros he served as an assistant video coordinator for the Major League team and as an Area Scout.  As a scout in Southern Califronia and Arizona, Cotner signed future big leaguer Brooks Conrad out of ASU. 
 
Cotner received his BS degree from Illinois State and his Master's in Sports Management from the University of Illinois. He has spent the last three years as a private instructor as well as Head Coach of Mizuno Illinois and the Illinois Baseball Club Dirtbags 16-18U teams.
 
  Rich Hyde
 Volunteer Assistant Coach
 
Doug Earl
 Volunteer Assistant Coach
 
Dave Lingle
Volunteer Assistant Coach
 
Jeff Lavin
Volunteer Assistant Coach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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