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19 Sam Wiese
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Class: JR
Position: OF
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Previous School: Valley

2016 at Taylor: Claimed starting role in center field for Trojans in 32 games, while seeing time in 46 contests … Busted out with team-leading .367 batting average and .892 OPS over 98 at bats … Ranked third in lineup with .443 on-base percentage, fourth with .449 slugging percentage and fifth with .984 fielding percentage … Added 20 runs scored, 25 runs batted in and three stolen bases … Ranked second overall among Crossroads League individuals in average … Rated fourth in league in on-base percentage … Ended 14th overall in slugging … Set career-highs in nearly every statistical category … Batted .382 through first 14 games … Caught fire down the stretch, hitting .561 over final 12 games of season … Logged five multi-hit games during that span … Ended season with 10 multi-hit games … Cracked first collegiate homer and drove in career-high six runs in win over Marygrove on March 12 … Set single-game high with four hits in TU’s 14-5 win over Bethel in the Crossroads League Tournament on May 10 … Played in 31 of Taylor’s program-record 40 wins, leading roster with a .426 average and .512 on-base clip in those games to go with .529 slugging and 1.041 OPS … Batted .514 over 37 at bats at Winterholter Field … Excelled against top competition with team-leading .444 average against teams ranked inside the NAIA Top-25 … Led squad by hitting .455 in league tournament and .500 in NAIA National Tournament Opening Round … Named the Crossroads League Offensive Player of the Week for his showing in the league tourney … Named to NAIA National Opening Round All-Tournament Team.

2015 at Taylor: Earned playing time in 29 games as outfielder and pinch runner … Started eight times ... Tied for team lead with two triples in just 27 at bats … Led squad with .475 on-base clip in limited action … Posted .571 slugging percentage at Winterholter Field … Collected three hits and drove home three in TU’s 11-4 win against Lourdes on March 17.

Prep: Two-time varsity letterman for head coach Brady Weber at Valley High … Also lettered twice in swimming and track for the Tigers … Earned Academic All-Central Iowa Metro League honors in all three sports … Member of Academic Honor Roll … Earned Academic Letter in all four years.

Personal: Son of Brian and Sarah Wiese … Majoring in exercise science.

2016-17 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillFROFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneSOINFR/R5-9170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Trevor BoothJRINFR/R5-11175Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
5Clay RigginsSOPR/R5-10180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedyFRP/1BR/R6-2210Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsJRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonJRPR/R6-1185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonJRCR/R6-2190Granger, INElkhart Christian
10Logan RodgersSRPL/L6-8190Bloomington, INBloomington South
11Wyatt WhitmanSOUTIR/R6-0180Climax, MIGull Lake
12Luke HunterSRPR/R6-1195Bluffton, INNorwell
13Collin StumpSOPR/R6-0170Wauseon, OHWauseon
14Nathan TarggartSOINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonFRP/INFR/R5-11190Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Baze ConwayFR1BR/R6-1175New Castle, INNew Castle
18Rob FoxJRPR/R6-1175Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseJROFR/R6-1180West Des Moines, IAValley
20Jordan CrabbSRPR/L6-0215Monticello, INTwin Lakes
21Bram WoodJROFR/R5-11195Mooresville, INOlney Central
22Josh PfotenhauerJROFL/R6-0175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerSOOFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Jake HurdFROFR/R6-0185Zionsville, INZionsville
25Logan RobertsonFRINFR/R6-0190Pendleton, INPendleton Heights
26Zak EckerleSOPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorFRPR/R6-0200Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitFRPR/R6-3215North Vernon, INJennings County
29Charles BradsSOCL/R6-0210Dayton, OHDayton Christian
30Ben YurkaninSO1BR/R6-0200Fort Wayne, INCanterbury
31Alex SandersSOCR/R5-11195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
33Brian FieldsFRP/1BR/R6-3215Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Austin MetticaSOCL/R6-3210Prosper, TXProsper
35Joshua MunozFRP/OFR/R6-0220Buffalo Grove, MNBuffalo
36Riley ReimschiselSOOFL/L5-10165New Haven, INBlackhawk Christian
37Colin EgglesonSRPL/L5-11175Sycamore, ILSycamore
38Cody TaitSOP/INFL/R5-10160Loganville, GALoganville
39Caleb BowmanFROFR/R5-10165Bedford, INBedford North Lawrence
40Nate StarcherFRPR/R6-2170Hartville, OHLake Center Christian
41Ben RobisonFRPR/R6-3170Whiteland, INWhiteland
42Chase RobertsFRCR/R6-0215Spencer, INOwen Valley
43Alec DiemerSOPR/R6-1185Sanford, FLSeminole
Record: 35-21 Home: 20-12 Away: 15-8 Neutral: 0-1 Crossroads: 20-7