19 Sam Wiese
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Class: SR
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.

2017-18 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillSOOFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneJRINFR/R5-10170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Luke ShivelyFRPR/R5-11165Mishawaka, INMishawaka
5Clay RigginsJRPR/R5-11180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedySOP/1BR/R6-2215Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsSRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonSRPR/R6-0185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonSRC/OFR/R6-3190Granger, INElkhart Christian
10Drake GongwerFRPR/R6-3185Wakarusa, INNorthwood
11Wyatt WhitmanJRUTIR/R6-0185Climax, MIGull Lake
12Jonathan FosterFRP/OFR/R6-2155Columbus, OHColumbus East
13Noah HusemanFRPR/R6-0185Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
14Nathan TarggartJRINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonSOP/INFR/R5-11185Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Cody TaitJRINFL/R5-8170Loganville, GALoganville
17Tanner KolbeFRINFL/R6-1155Elletsville, INEdgewood
18Rob FoxSRPR/R6-1185Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseSROFR/R6-1185West Des Moines, IAValley
20Trevor BoothSRPR/R5-11165Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
21Austin MetticaJRCL/R6-3200Prosper, TXProsper
22Josh PfotenhauerSROFL/R5-11175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerJROFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Brenden BubeFRPR/R5-9165Corydon, INLanesville
25Kole BarkhausFRPR/R6-2175Woodburn, INBlackhawk Christian
26Zak EckerleJRPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorSOPR/R6-1210Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitSOPR/R6-3220North Vernon, INJennings County
31Alex SandersJRCR/R6-0195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
32Colin PfotenhauerFRP/INFR/R6-2180Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
33Brian FieldsSOP/1BR/R6-3225Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Tucker WaddupsSOPR/R6-4225Logansport, INPioneeer
42Dalton HutchinsonFRPR/R5-11165Fishers, INHamilton Southeast
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0