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									       2010
GREYHOUNDS BASEBALL
                        Spring 2010 Roster


No.       Player               Class   Pos.      Ht.    Wt.       Hometown
 1        Dylan Banach         FR      INF/OF    5’11   170       Westminster, CO
 2        Drew Keenan          SO      OF        6’0”   180       Tulsa, OK
 3        Austin Williams      FR      INF/RHP   5’11   185       Spring Hill, KS
 4        Josh Samuelson       FR      INF/RHP   6’3”   175       Omaha, NE
 5        Ryan Austin          FR      RHP       5’10   185       Hume, MO
 6        Ryan Sorell          FR      OF        5’11   185       Gardner, KS
 7        Josh White           FR      OF        6’0”   185       Kansas City, KS
 8        David Ledeboer       SO      RHP       5’10   175       Buhler, KS
10        Ryan Prickett        SO      LHP       5’11   175       Owasso, OK
11        Jake Parsons         FR      OF        6’2”   175       Broken Arrow, OK
12        Stuart Jeck          FR      INF       6’2”   175       Pittsburg, KS
13        Kian Jost            SO      OF/1B     6’1”   200       Denver, CO
14        Connor Peterson      FR      RHP       5’11   165       Owasso, OK
15        Jordan Stull         FR      OF        6’2”   180       Lake of the Ozarks, MO
17        Chuck Marsh          FR      C         6’0”   195       Clearwater, KS
19        Tyler Sullivant      FR      LHP       6’2”   180       Liberty, MO
20        Jake Sullinger       FR      RHP       6’2”   170       Kansas City, MO
21        Gavin Stark          FR      INF/OF    6’4”   220       Lee’s Summit, MO
22        Nick Bamber          FR      INF/OF    6’2”   195       Kansas City, MO
24        E. J. Swanson        FR      C/RHP     6’0”   215       Lawrence, KS
25        William Kilpatrick   FR      RHP/1B    6’2”   225       Claremore, OK
27        John Leek            SO      INF       6’0”   211       Fort Scott, KS
28        Zach Weinandt        SO      RHP       6’2”   205       Omaha, NE
29        Brandon Davis        SO      C         6’2”   225       Highlands Ranch, CO
30        Michael Armstrong    FR      RHP       6’2”   205       Owasso, OK
31        Sean Felt            SO      LHP       6’3”   190       Ralston, NE
33        Jesse Hart           FR      RHP       6’6”   230       Hays, KS
34        Kelson Boyer         SO      RHP       6’5”   230       Eudora, KS
35        Tyler Spear          SO      LHP       6’4”   215       Bethany, OK

Coaches
John Hill III, Head Coach
Ryan Mansfield, Assistant Coach
Eric Peterson, Assistant Coach




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                                                                      Table of Contents

Table of Contents                                                                     Fort Scott Quick Facts
FSCC Roster ...................................... Inside Front Cover                 Name of School: Fort Scott Community College
Corporate & Bullpen Sponsors ....................................... 2                Address: 2108 South Horton
The Coaches ................................................................. 3-4     City/State/Zip: Fort Scott, KS 66701
The Players................................................................... 5-9    Founded: 1919
About FSCC Baseball ................................................... 10            Enrollment: 2,000
Why Play at FSCC?....................................................... 11
                                                                                      Mascot: Greyhounds
Season Outlook......................................................... 12-13
                                                                                      Colors: Maroon and Gray
Greyhound Facilities................................................ 14-15
                                                                                      Field: Lions Park
Players in the Pros ........................................................ 16
                                                                                      Affiliation: NJCAA Division I
Greyhound Achievements............................................. 16
Where Are They Now .................................................... 17            Conference: Kansas Jayhawk Community College
                                                                                            Conference
Community Service ....................................................... 18
                                                                                      President: Clayton Tatro
Athletic Staff ................................................................. 19
The President ................................................................ 20     Athletic Director: J.D. Ettore
The Board of Trustees................................................... 20           Athletic Department Phone: (620) 223-2700, ext. 523
The College .................................................................... 21   Athletic Trainer: Ryan Zink
Schedule ......................................................... Back Cover         Athletic Secretary: Mary Irish
                                                                                      Website: www.fortscott.edu



                                                                                      Team Information
                                                                                      Head Coach: John Hill III
                                                                                      Coach’s Alma Mater: Baker University 2003,
                                                                                             Pittsburg State University, 2005
                                                                                      2008 Record: 38-21
                                                                                      Career Record: 28-26, 2nd year
                                                                                      Office Phone: (620) 223-2700, ext. 717
                                                                                      E-mail Address: johnh@fortscott.edu
                                                                                      College Toll Free: (800) 874-3722
                                                                                      Fax Telephone Number: (620) 223-4438

                                                                                      Assistant Coach: Ryan Mansfield
                                                                                      Coach’s Alma Mater: Williams Woods, 2005
FSCC Coaching staff, from left to right: Assistant Coach                              Office Phone: (620) 223-2700, ext. 718
Eric Peterson, Head Coach John Hill III and Assistant                                 E-mail Address: ryanm@fortscott.edu
Coach Ryan Mansfield.
                                                                                      Assistant Coach: Eric Peterson
                                                                                      Coach’s Alma Mater: Pittsburg State, 2007 & 2008
   Greyhounds on the Cover
   FSCC Sophomores are front row from left to right:                                  Office Phone: (620) 223-2700, ext. 724
   Drew Keenan, Sean Felt. Middle row: Ryan Prickett,                                 E-mail Address: ericp@fortscott.edu
   John Leek, Zach Weinandt. Back row: Tyler Spear,
   Kelson Boyer, Brandon Davis, David Ledeboer,
   Kian Jost



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              Corporate & Bullpen Sponsors

                                                                                                   Richard & Nancy Miller
 Corporate Sponsors                                                                                Bonnie Motley
                                                Lou’s Varsity Sports                               Michael & Connie Neal
 Single Club Members                            Mayberry’s Neighborhood Restaurant                 Daniel & Kimberly Oberg
 Advanced Dental Care of Fort Scott             McDonald’s Restaurant                              Kelly & Mary O’Brien
 All Hit 103.9 FM                               Nate’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc.                      Kevin & Joni O’Connor
 BSD Financial                                  New Century Orthopedic and Sports Medicine         Robert O’Connor, Jr.
 Captured Images                                Rogers Body Shop                                   Mary E. O’Neill
 Citizens Bank N.A.                             Ruddick’s Furniture Inc.                           Jeff & Miriam Osburn
 City State Bank                                Rusty’s Sports Bar & Grill                         Kenneth & Diana Otto
 Community Christian Church                     Sonic Drive-in                                     James & Beverly Parmelee
 Cowboy’s Grill                                 Spoiled Brat                                       Jay & Doris Paxton
 Don’s Spirits & Wines                          Trainwreck Tees                                    Brenna & Jill Peterson
 Dr. David Miller                               UMB Bank                                           Michael & Marie Peterson
 Edward Jones                                   Union State Bank                                   Steve & Cheryl Piltz
 Eye Center of Fort Scott                       Ward-Kraft Inc.                                    Jerry Powell
 Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce            Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers                   Lew & Karen Prickett
 Fort Scott Lumber Inc.                                                                            Ronald & Barbara Pruitt
 Great Plains Deli                              Double Club
                                                New Dominion, L.L.C.                               Erin Flo Robertson
 Gross Insurance Agency Inc.                                                                       George & Deborah Robertson
 H & H Agency of Bourbon County Inc.            Triple Club                                        Randy & Rita Rogers
 Heidricks                                      Fort Scott Inn                                     Philip & Claudia Rydman
 Landmark Bank                                                                                     Eric Samuelson & Mary Rish
                                                Homerun Club                                       Ed & Marci Shubert
                                                Mercy Rehabilitation Services                      Dan & Joyce Shudak
                                                                                                   Frank & Neva Shudak
                                                                                                   Jeff & Trudi Shudak
                                                                                                   Mike Shudak
                                                                 620-223-7073                      Dee Slick
                                                                                                   Wayne & Margie Smith
                                                                                                   David Spear
                                                                                                   Mary Lou Spear
                                                                                                   Derek Sorell
Bullpen Club                                                        Jak Keenan
                                                                    Joseph & Teresa Kerrigan
                                                                                                   Jeffrey & Cheryl Sowder
                                                                                                   Dewey & Donna Stark
James & Bonnie Akard             Jeff & Susan Diekmann              Mark & Sue Ketchum             Kenneth & Janiece Stobbe
Enedelia Albarran                Don & Roxie Doherty                Jillayne King                  James & V.A. Stoecklein
Greg Archer                      Richard & Jeanine Dubroc           Allen & Stephanie Kinsley      Robin Strobach
David & Eddy Bamber              Greg & Tina Dunn                   Jim Kliner                     David & Wanda Stull
Howard & Tenice Banach           Larry Duren                        Robert & Elaine Kozma          Kavan & Lynne Stull
Jeff Banach                      Rob & Dee Eslick                   M/M Robert Ledeboer            Adam & Donna Sullinger
Rich Banach Sr.                  Arnold & Patricia Feinberg         Jay & Julie Leek               Ralph & Edith Sullinger
Donald & Susan Beck              Jerome Feinberg                    Edward & Amy Lomshek           Stan & Kima Sullinger
Denise Beeson                    M/M Anthony Felder                 Marion Marolf                  Stuart & Paula Sullinger
Bob & Rebecca Beyer              Allan & Aubrey Felt                Stephen Kinder Marsh & Julie   Teresa Sullinger
Francis & Betty Boeding          Nick & Christine Felt                  Philippi                   Curt & Terri Sullivant
Gary & Ruth Boekman              Todd & Danielle Fine               Bob & Judy Marshall            Phyllis Sullivant
Eddie & Roberta Boyer            Jeffrey & Angela Fishburn          Douglas & Catherina Martin     Scott & Elle Sullivant
Bertha Brady                     Todd & Shari Fox                   Mark & Karen Mathes            Steven & Cynthia Sullivant
Thomas & Janet Byler             Dan & Julene Gilmore               Ryan & Debbie McCurley         William Talley
Roger & Pat Chambers             Mike & Carrie Goodwin              Mike & Sheryl McGinn           John Terry & Michele Marsh
Holly Chandler                   Dayton & Deborah Hahs              Shelby McGinn                  Vincent & Theresa VanBechelaere
Craig Charbonnet                 Bill & Phyllis Hart                Mark & Janet McGruder          Joy Walter
Justin & Janet Cochran           Gerald & Nancy Hart                Sarah McGruder-Farrage         Michael & Christy Watt
Tom Corlew                       M/M Randall Hessong                Jerry McKenna                  Bill, Cathy & Sara Weinandt
John & Cindy Croft               Timothy & Vicki Heupel             Dana McKenney                  Mark & Carrie Weinandt
Thomas & Margaret Cummings       Don & Barbara Hill                 Stan & Shelly McKinster        Thomas & Thea Weinandt
Todd & Tiffany Davis             Carl & Cheryl Hughes               Steve & Michele McKinster      Cash & Mary Whitman
Herbert & Carole Dewey           David & Deborah Jeck               Leland & Carol Messner         Tim Wilson
                                 Dennis & Joy Johnson               David & Joan Miller            John & Karen Wood
         2                       Mark Kalchik                       Don & Tanya Miller                 FSCC Men’s Baseball
                                     John Hill III, Head Coach


                           John Hill III
                           Head Baseball Coach                    Coach Hill’s playing career began at Highland
                                                         Community College in Highland, KS where he was
                           Coach John Hill III is        a two year starter earning Academic All-American
                           entering his second year      honors. Hill continued his playing career at Baker
                           as the Head Coach at          University where he garnered all-conference honors
                           Fort Scott Community          while finishing as the school record holder in hit-
                           College. His first year       by-pitches and among the career leaders in batting
                           brought a lot of success      average and on-base percentage. Hill was awarded
                           to the program. The team      the HAAC Commissioner’s Award for Academic
                           finished 28-26 and land-      Excellence during his junior year and was a HAAC
                           ed 6 players on the All-      All-Academic Team member his senior year.
                           Conference team and 1                  After Baker, Coach Hill played one season
player on the All-Region team. In the postseason         professionally for the Tuebingen Hawks of the Ger-
the team finished 5th in the NJCAA Region VI             man Major League and has additional international
tournament just 3 games shy of the NJCAA World           playing experience in Venezuela, Peru, Holland,
Series. On the academic side of the program, the         Belgium, and Czech Republic.
team finished 6th in the nation in team GPA and                   Hill graduated Summa Cum Laude from
had 4 Academic All-Americans.                            Baker University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in
        Coach Hill came to Fort Scott Community          Physical Education. He also graduated with Gradu-
College after spending four seasons at the helm for      ate Honors from Pittsburg State in 2005 with a Mas-
the Nevada Griffons in the Jayhawk Summer Col-           ter of Science in Physical Education. Hill is currently
legiate Baseball League. In his first two seasons as     pursuing another Master Degree in Educational
the Head Coach of the Griffons, Hill led the team to     Leadership from Pittsburg State University. In ad-
two consecutive 9th place finishes at the NBC World      dition to coaching, Hill also serves as an instructor
Series and an 11th place finish. Hill spent 2 years      in the HPER Department at Fort Scott Community
as an assistant coach at Neosho County Community         College.
College after spending three years as an assistant                Hill is a Lawrence, Kansas native and is the
at Pittsburg State University and one year as an         son of Lee and Dr. John Hill II. His wife, Lindsay
assistant at Baker University. While at Pittsburg        Hill, of Toronto, KS is the Assistant Volleyball Coach
State, Hill served as the hitting coach and worked       at Pittsburg State University.
with the infielders and was also in charge of position
player strength and conditioning and served as the
recruiting coordinator. Coach Hill helped recruit
and develop three All-Americans in his three years
at Pittsburg State University and one All-American
at Neosho County and has had 25 former players
reach the professional baseball ranks.
        Prior to coaching the Griffons, Hill was the
Head Coach of the Arrow Rents team in the Ban
Johnson League during the summers of 2003 &
2004. After never attaining a winning record in a
season prior to Hill’s arrival, Arrow Rents posted
a 43-26 record, won its first divisional crown, and
advanced to the postseason for the first time in team
history under Coach Hill.


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                           Assistant Coaches

                        Ryan Mansfield                                             Eric Peterson
                        Assistant Baseball Coach                                   Assistant Baseball Coach

                         Ryan begins his fifth                                     Eric Peterson of Lawrence,
                         season as a member of the                                 Kan., returns for his second
                         Greyhounds staff. He will                                 year working on the FSCC
                         serve as outfield, catching                               coaching staff as an assistant
                         and hitting instructor for the                            coach under head coach John
                                                                                   Hill III serving as the recruiting
                         Hounds this season. He will
                                                                                   coordinator and pitching coach.
                         also be involved heavily in                               Eric also serves as an associate
                         recruiting, field maintenance                             scout for the Cleveland Indians.
and off season conditioning. He has Coached 12            Eric previously served as the pitching coach and
Academic All Americans, 6 Distinguished Academic          recruiting coordinator on the 2007-2008 Pittsburg State
All Americans, 8 All Region, 24 All Conference, and       University (Kansas) staff, after enjoying a three-year
14 NCAA Division I players in his time at Fort Scott      pitching career with the Gorillas.
Community College.                                                Eric’s playing career at the collegiate level saw
        Coach Mansfield will begin his third summer       stops at the University of Kansas, Johnson County
with the Nevada Griffons summer collegiate team           Community College and finally at Pittsburg State where
                                                          he completed his junior and senior years of eligibility.
of the M.I.N.K. League (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska,
                                                                  Eric’s coaching tenure has been extensive as
Kansas) and second as the Head Coach. Coach               well, including the role of first assistant and pitching
Mansfield begins his second stint as an associate         coach in for the 2008 Edenton Steamers in the Coastal
scout having worked for the Boston Red Sox starting       Plain League. In 2007, Eric was the pitching coach for
in the fall of 2007 through the fall of 2009 and is now   the Topeka Golden Giants. He also served as the head
currently scouting for the Baltimore Orioles. Coach       assistant and pitching coach for the Arrow Rents of
Mansfield has also worked in Denver, Colorado as          the Ban Johnson league in 2006 and has served as an
the Head Coach of the Colorado Khaos Connie Mack          instructor for the Kansas University Baseball Camps
Team. Mansfield has served as an assistant coach          since playing for the Jayhawks in 2002. Peterson had
at the Mickey Owen Baseball School for the past 5         7 former players drafted in the 2009 Major League
                                                          Baseball first year player draft.
years and has worked camps all over the country.
                                                                  Peterson earned his Bachelor’s degree in HHPR
        He is a 2005 graduate of William Woods            Recreation Administration from Pittsburg State and
University (MO) with a Bachelor’s degree in Political     his        HHPR
Science/Pre-Law. He was a two time Academic               Administration
All-American during his playing days at William           master’s degree
Woods and was                                             from Pittsburg
the Distinguished                                         State as well.
Scholar in 2005.                                          He     and     his
He spent his first                                        wife Christina,
year of college                                           of    Coffeyville,
                                                          were     married
baseball at Brown
                                                          in Pittsburg on
Mackie College in                                         October     2007
Salina, KS.                                               and have two
        Mansfieldis                                       children, Jack
single and resides                                        (7 months) and
in Fort Scott.                                            stepson Braiden
                                                          (6). They reside
                                                          in     Pittsburg,
                                                          Kan.

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                                   The Greyhounds




Michael Armstrong              Ryan Austin            Nick Bamber
      #30                          #5                     #22
Position: RHP                Position: RHP          Position: Infield/Outfield
Height: 6’2”                 Height: 5’10”          Height: 6’2”
Weight: 205                  Weight: 185            Weight: 195
Class: Freshman              Class: Freshman        Class: Freshman
Hometown: Owasso, OK         Hometown: Hume, MO     Hometown: Kansas City, MO




  Dylan Banach                 Kelson Boyer          Brandon Davis
       #1                          #34                    #29
Position: Infield/Outfield   Position: RHP          Position: Catcher
Height: 5’11”                Height: 6’5”           Height: 6’2”
Weight: 170                  Weight: 230            Weight: 225
Class: Freshman              Class: Sophomore       Class: Sophomore
Hometown:                    Hometown: Eudora, KS   Hometown:
   Westminster, CO                                    Highlands Ranch, CO

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                        The Greyhounds




     Sean Felt                Jesse Hart            Stuart Jeck
       #31                       #33                   #12
Position: LHP              Position: RHP         Position: Infield
Height: 6’3”               Height: 6’6”          Height: 6’2”
Weight: 190                Weight: 230           Weight: 175
Class: Sophomore           Class: Freshman       Class: Freshman
Hometown:                  Hometown: Hays, KS    Hometown: Pittsburg, KS
      Ralston, NE




     Kian Jost               Drew Keenan         William Kilpatrick
        #13                       #2                    #25
Position: Outfield/1B      Position: Outfield    Position: RHP/First Base
Height: 6’1”               Height: 6’0”          Height: 6’2”
Weight: 200                Weight: 180           Weight: 225
Class: Sophomore           Class: Sophomore      Class: Freshman
Hometown: Denver, CO       Hometown: Tulsa, OK   Hometown: Claremore, OK


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                              The Greyhounds




 David Ledeboer            John Leek                Chuck Marsh
       #8                     #27                       #17
Position: RHP          Position: Infield          Position: Catcher
Height: 5’10”          Height: 6’0”               Height: 6’0”
Weight: 175            Weight: 211                Weight: 195
Class: Sophomore       Class: Sophomore           Class: Freshman
Hometown: Buhler, KS   Hometown: Fort Scott, KS   Hometown: Clearwater, KS




  Jake Parsons         Connor Peterson              Ryan Prickett
       #11                  #14                         #10
Position: Outfield     Position: RHP              Position: LHP
Height: 6’2”           Height: 5’11”              Height: 5’11”
Weight: 175            Weight: 165                Weight: 175
Class: Freshman        Class: Freshman            Class: Sophomore
Hometown:              Hometown: Owasso, OK       Hometown: Owasso, OK
  Broken Arrow, OK

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                        The Greyhounds




Josh Samuelson                  Ryan Sorell              Tyler Spear
      #23                           #6                       #35
Position: Infield/RHP        Position: Outfield       Position: LHP
Height: 6’3”                 Height: 5’11”            Height: 6’4”
Weight: 175                  Weight: 185              Weight: 215
Class: Freshman              Class: Freshman          Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Omaha, NE          Hometown: Gardner, KS    Hometown: Bethany, OK




   Gavin Stark                  Jordan Stull           Jake Sullinger
      #21                           #15                     #20
Position: Infield/Outfield   Position: Outfield       Position: RHP
Height: 6’4”                 Height: 6’2”             Height: 6’2”
Weight: 220                  Weight: 180              Weight: 170
Class: Freshman              Class: Freshman          Class: Freshman
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO   Hometown:                Hometown:
                             Lake of the Ozarks, MO     Kansas City, MO

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 Tyler Sullivant              E. J. Swanson           Zach Weinandt
       #19                          #24                    #28
Position: LHP               Position: Catcher/RHP    Position: RHP
Height: 6’2”                Height: 6’0”             Height: 6’2”
Weight: 180                 Weight: 215              Weight: 205
Class: Freshman             Class: Freshman          Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Liberty, MO       Hometown: Lawrence, KS   Hometown: Omaha, NE




   Josh White                Austin Williams
       #7                          #3
Position: Outfield          Position: Infield/RHP
Height: 6’0”                Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185                 Weight: 185
Class: Freshman             Class: Freshman
Hometown: Kansas City, KS   Hometown:
                              Spring Hill, KS


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                        About FSCC Baseball

                                                            small roster size, we cannot make mistakes in
 Contact information                                        recruiting, so if a player comes here he better be
 Website:                                                   on the field. This is a huge advantage for those who
    http://www.fortscott.edu/athletics/baseball/athbb.asp   decide to play for us. With our limited scholarship
  Head Coach John Hill III                                  situation being what it is, we have to build depth
    Office 620-223-2700 Ext: 717                            on our team by recruiting and signing players who
    Email johnh@fortscott.edu                               can play multiple positions. We try not to pigeon-
  Assistant Ryan Mansfield                                  hole anyone to a single position, because in the long
    Office 620-223-2700 Ext: 718                            run, versatility provides more NCAA D-I options,
                                                            and options at the 4-year level provide opportunity
    Email ryanm@fortscott.edu
                                                            and opportunity is what Junior College is about.
  Assistant Eric Peterson
    Office 620-223-2700 Ext: 724                                    FACILITIeS: We have a natural grass
    Email ericp@fortscott.edu                               playing field with grass baselines. Our dimensions
  Fax Number 620-223-4438                                   are 310-380-315. Our field can play very small and
                                                            very large, depending on the Kansas weather. We
                                                            are one of two KJCCC schools that have their own
                                                            baseball controlled indoor facility. This is not a
       LAST yeAR: We were 28-26 last year.                  gym or multi-purpose facility. It is specifically for
6th best GPA in the nation and 1st in the Kansas            baseball use and operated by the baseball program.
Jayhawk Community College Conference. We won                We are able to throw live bullpens, hit and field
our Region VI Sub-Regional by sweeping Butler               ground balls during the winter season or during
County Community College and advancing to the               rain (365 days of baseball). Attached to our indoor
Region VI Championship. We finished 3 games                 facility we have a 35 man locker-room with an
away from the JUCO World Series and earned a                entertainment center and so on. Our weight room
5th place finish in the region.                             is located on campus which we use from the time
        CoNFeReNCe: We are part of the Kansas               the student-athlete steps on campus until the
Jayhawk Community College Conference. There                 time he leaves (We can also explain our weights/
are two divisions in our conference – the East and          conditioning program in further detail when
the West - We are part of the 10 team East division.        needed).
We had a roster size of 27 last year, and do not go                  oN CAMPuS: We require our guys to live
above 35. As I am sure that you know there are a            in the dorms. It is an all baseball section of the dorm
lot of schools that have 50-60 kids and cut half of         with an assistant coach living with the players.
them at semester. We do not believe in that and             Our dorm rooms are the quad-style apartments,
will not do that.                                           sharing a bathroom with 4 players. We also try to
        ouR SCHoLARSHIP SITuATIoN: We                       pair guys up that we feel would connect and gel.
have no school funded out-of-state scholarships.            Guys would live with baseball players only. We
We have to fundraise the money for out-of-                  have breakfast check-ins and required study tables
state scholarships. We are allotted 24 in-state             for all freshmen, and also sophomores with below a
scholarships, which we can give to an out-of-state          3.5 GPA.
player, once he establishes Kansas residency in the                CLASSRooMS: The average class size
first 6 months. (We will explain this further, when         on campus is 14-18 students (mostly athletes).
needed)                                                     Classroom sizes are great for one on one
      ReCRuITING: When we recruit a player,                 attention………meaning an excellent chance to
we expect him to play immediately. Due to our               achieve a great education.



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                                         Why Play at Fort Scott

Academically:
1. Learn in a small classroom environment.
2. Study with professors who care about you as a
   person and as a student.
                                                            FoRT SCoTT
3. Receive the finest preparation and a quality AA
                                                        BASeBALL ReCRuITING
   degree.
4. Challenged to develop academically, socially,        1. Recruit players with character.
   and athletically.
5. Maintain a team GPA above a 3.25.                    2. Recruit players with big dreams and goals
                                                           in baseball, academics and life.
Baseball:                                               3. Recruit players who want to excel in the
1. Chance to contribute and play immediately.              classroom.
2. Play in one of the finest conferences in the
   country (Jayhawk).                                   4. Recruit players who want to improve as a
                                                           person.
3. Play at one of the finest facilities in the
   country.
                                                        5. Recruit players who want to improve as a
4. Opportunity to be seen by pro and college               player.
   scouts many times throughout the year.
                                                        6. Recruit players who will be a positive,
5. Opportunity to develop on the field (not on the
                                                           contributing member of society.
   bench at a four-year college).
There are names that may be more recognized than        7. Recruit players who want to win.
Fort Scott Community College, but our athletes
are just as prepared on and off the field. In the       8. Recruit players who value excellence in all
process of receiving a quality education in a small,       they do.
caring environment, you will be part of building and
maintaining a championship-level program at the         9. Convince players to believe in themselves.
community college level. You will be prepared to
move on to the highest level possible.                 10. Convince
                                                           players to
       WHY PLAY ANYWHERE ELSE?                             believe in
                                                           each other.
Greyhound Baseball Facts
1. This is not a baseball factory. We develop the
   whole person.
2. A knowledgeable, energetic, enthusiastic
   coaching staff
3. 18 players in the last 4+ years signed at NCAA
   D-I schools
4. Sixth in the nation in team GPA in 2007/2008
   and 2008/2009.
5. Fourteen Academic All Americans in the last                             Zach Weinandt
   four years

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                         2010 Season outlook

2009 Season in Review                                      2010 Season Outlook
The Greyhounds head into the 2010 season with high
                                                           Pitchers
expectations after an extremely successful 2009 season
                                                           The staff will be balanced this year with a good mix
on and off the field. On the field, the Greyhounds
                                                           of freshmen and sophomores. “We have a good mix
finished 3 games shy of the NJCAA World Series
                                                           of talent between freshman and sophomores. The
while posting a 28-26 record and a 3rd place finish in
                                                           sophomores are battle tested and will help lead the
NJCAA Region VI. Individual athletic achievements
                                                           talented freshman. This mix should allow us to have a
by the 2009 squad include: 3 players signing NCAA
                                                           chance to win every time we take the field,” says Hill.
Division I scholarships (bringing the total to 18 in the
                                                           The Greyhounds have a number of sophomore pitchers
last 4+ years), 1 player earning All-Region honors, 6
                                                           who will be relied on to contribute. Sophomores Sean
players received All-Conference honors. Off the field,
                                                           Felt, Ryan Prickett, Tyler Spear, Zach Weinandt, David
the 2009 squad finished with the 6th highest GPA in the
                                                           Ledeboer, and Kelson Boyer will all see significant
nation and 4 players earned Academic All-American
                                                           innings this spring. “We expect our sophomore pitchers
(3.60+ GPA) and 2 earned Distinguished Academic
                                                           to perform consistently for us this spring. Any of these
All-American status (3.75+ GPA). “Last year’s team set
                                                           guys could make starts at one time or another. I am
some very high standards of achievement on and off the
                                                           confident they will perform well in whatever role they fit
field. We are very proud of them for those achievements
                                                           into. This year’s sophomores are battle tested and should
and will strive to continue the standard of excellence
                                                           set a standard of consistency for our talented freshmen to
they established,” says second year head coach John
                                                           emulate,” says Hill. Freshmen Jesse Hart, Ryan Austin,
Hill III about his 2009 & 2010 teams.
                                                           Jake Sullinger, William Kilpatrick, Michael Armstrong,
                                                           Tyler Sullivant, and Conner Peterson will also play big
                                                           roles on the pitching staff. “This group of freshmen is
                                                           very talented and has a chance to surprise a lot of people
                                                           this spring. Many of these guys made great strides this
                                                           fall and improved a lot. It will be exciting to see their
                                                                         continued development,” says Hill. The
                                                                         Greyhounds will also have numerous 2-way
                                                                         players’ pitch for them while also playing a
                                                                         position. Sophomore John Leek could find
                                                                         time on the mound in emergency situations.
                                                                         “John pitched extremely well in a limited
                                                                         role as a freshman and we expect him to do
                                                                         the same if called upon this spring,” says
                                                                         Hill. Freshmen Austin Williams and Josh
                                                                         Samuelson will play dual roles this spring
                                                                         for the Greyhounds. Both could see late
                                                                         inning time in set-up or closer roles as they
                                                                         both throw strikes and field their positions
                                                                         well. “We have lots of options on the mound
                                                                         and have a great group of competitors that
                                                                         we feel very good about this year. As with
                                                                         any team, our success will be determined
                                                                         by how well we pitch it,” says Hill.
Kian Jost



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                                              2009 Season outlook

Catchers
The catching position will possess experience for the
Greyhounds. Returning sophomore Brandon Davis
holds 2 previous years of experience behind the dish at
the college level. He is coming off a medical red-shirt
season after a very good start that was cut short due
to a non-throwing elbow injury. He has continued to
develop and should be one of the better catchers in the
region. Freshman EJ Swanson will provide depth to the
position. “Brandon has a proven track record of success
in junior college baseball and will be relied upon heavily
to take care of the pitching staff. EJ is a freshman as
far as eligibility, but he understands the game and is
a quick learner and thinks like a sophomore,” says
Hill. Freshman Tyler Barnes, Nick Bamber, and Austin
Williams could also provide depth at the position if a
need arises. Freshman Chuck Marsh will red-shirt this         Sean Felt
year due to medical reasons, but will play a pivotal role
in getting the relief pitchers ready in the bullpen on          perform at the college level,” says Hill. Sophomore Kian
game day.                                                       Jost has worked on the infield to add another position
                                                                to his skill set and should see time at first base along
Outfielders                                                     with freshmen Gavin Stark, Josh Samuelson, and Nick
The Greyhound outfield will see a lot of new faces              Bamber. The rest of the infield positions are manned by
this year. Sophomores Kian Jost and Drew Keenan are             a talented crop of freshmen. Freshmen Josh Samuelson,
the lone returning outfielders and will be relied on to         Nick Bamber, and Austin Williams all saw time at third
provide experience and leadership to the young crop             base in the fall. Freshmen Stuart Jeck, Dylan Banach, and
of outfielders. Freshmen Josh White, Dylan Banach,              Austin Williams saw time at shortstop while sophomore
Gavin Stark, Austin Williams, Nick Bamber, Jake                 John Leek and freshmen Dylan Banach and Austin
Parsons, Ryan Sorell, and Jordan Stull are all battling for     Williams all battled at second base during the fall. “Our
playing time this spring. “Kian Jost is coming off a great      infield is really talented, but young. As soon as the talent
freshman year where he earned All-Region honors and             in our infield finds its consistency, our infield will be
we expect that to carry over to this year. Drew Keenan          extremely good,” says Hill.
had an injury riddled fall, but has shown improvement
in offseason workouts. Our freshmen are still competing         Designated Hitter
for playing time. Some had a better fall than others, but       Several Greyhounds will see time at the DH slot this year.
the entire group is talented and should perform well,”          Sophomores Kian Jost and Drew Keenan and freshmen
says Hill.                                                      Austin Williams and Nick Bamber could all see time at
                                                                the DH slot in the lineup. “Our DH slot will be a revolving
Infielders                                                      door to begin the season. We had numerous players who
Anchoring the infield this spring will be returning             hit well in the fall season and we will try all those guys
sophomore infielder John Leek. “John had a good                 out at the DH position early in the season and see who
freshman year and we will need him to build on that             performs the best,” says Hill.
success while showing our freshmen how to consistently




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                       Facility Improvements

2008-2009
The 2008-2009 school year marked a new era of Greyhound           screen along the walls of “The Barn”, Purchasing
Baseball. Two of the three coaching positions changed             of Branded FSCC leather couches in the LaRoche
including a new head coach in John Hill III. Hill’s vision        Locker Room
for creating the best experience possible for his players
                                                             Head Baseball Coach John Hill III is very excited about
has transformed numerous aspects of the FSCC baseball
                                                             the improvements. “These improvements will continue
program. One of the most glaring changes has been in
                                                             to allow FSCC Baseball to provide its student-athletes
facilities. Since being hired, Hill has made it a priority
                                                             with first class facilities and a first class experience. The
to improve the already superior facilities located at Fort
                                                             upgrades are made possible by the hard work of past and
Scott. “I am a progressive thinking person and I am
                                                             current players as well as numerous financial gifts from
always looking for ways to improve the experience we
                                                             various sources. The playing surface improvements will
can provide our players who work so hard and deserve
                                                             really be enjoyed by our student-athletes. The infield
the best we can provide. Our entire coaching staff have
                                                             surface is mixed in with a state of the art conditioner
their hearts in the right place and want to do the same,”
                                                             that has pores and collects water when it rains. This will
says Hill.
                                                             cut down on our rainouts in the spring and allow for more
Lions Field                                                  practice time in the fall, which leads to more development
Lions Field is where the Greyhounds play and it has          for our players. The game mound is built to professional
received numerous upgrades that include: renovation and      grade standards that match the mounds of Major League
updating of the sprinkler system, professional leveling      Baseball. The outfield has been leveled and over seeded
of the playing surface, additional drainage, a new fence     with a specialized athletic field turf-type fescue that will
down both foul-lines, and professional reseeding with        survive the extreme winters and summers in this region.
3,000 pounds of grass seed.                                  It has started to come in very thick and should provide
                                                             a great playing surface. We have repainted the complex
“The Barn” – Indoor Hitting Facility
                                                             which really brings out the physical appearance and our
Additional improvements were made to the Dave
                                                             new warning track will provide a safer playing surface.
Regan clubhouse and LaRoche Locker Room. Four new
                                                             Our entire coaching staff has brainstormed and tried to
protective L-screens and 300 official Major League
                                                             come up with different ways to improve the experience
Baseballs were added to the clubhouse’s indoor hitting
                                                             of our players. These student-athletes have worked very
facility.
                                                             hard on the field, in the classroom, and in the community
Dave Regan Clubhouse/LaRoche Locker Room                     and deserve the very best we can give them. We will
The LaRoche Locker Room received a face lift as well,        continually make improvements to our facilities until we
with a new ping-pong table, DVD player, state of the art     match and exceed any other junior college facility. We
sound system, and a new flat screen television.              already provide distinct advantages that other junior
                                                             colleges don’t with our facilities and we intend to keep it
2009-2010                                                    that way for our players.”
The current school year has seen its own improvements
to the baseball facilities. The baseball complex             “The Barn” Indoor Hitting Facility & Dave Regan
recently completed its 4 Phase Improvement Plan. The         Clubhouse/LaRoche Locker Room
improvements began in late July with the removal of the      The Dave Regan Clubhouse/LaRoche Locker Room is
infield dirt and only stopped because of poor weather        connected to “The Barn” indoor hitting facility located
conditions. The 4 Phases include:                            next to the Lions Field complex on the FSCC Campus.
    Phase I - Infield Dirt Removal & Game Mound              The baseball players can take advantage of being 1 of
      Deconstruction & Stripping and Leveling of the         only 2 junior colleges in the region who have an on-sight
      Outfield Surface                                       baseball-controlled indoor complex. This provides the
    Phase II - Application of New Infield Dirt Surface,      Greyhound baseball players a distinct advantage over
      Reconstruction of the Game Mound, Seeding the          other junior college facilities in the region by allowing
      Outfield                                               them to never miss a day in their development as players
    Phase III - Painting the Entire Baseball Complex,        regardless of the unpredictable weather in the region
      Implement Warning Tracks down the Right Field          while also allowing them unlimited access to the facility.
      and Left Field Fence Lines, Painting both Foul         The LaRoche Locker Room located inside the Dave
      Poles with UV activated paint for visibility           Regan Clubhouse provides the players with a place to
    Phase IV – Placing turf in both dugouts, Doubling        store their gear, clothing, and uniforms while also being
      the lighting in “The Barn”, hanging new mesh           a place to relax, play ping pong, or watch television.
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                                     Greyhound Facilities




LaRoche Locker Room in the Dave Regan Clubhouse


                                                  “The Barn” Indoor Facility




“The Barn” Indoor Facility
                                                  Weight Room




Baseball Field                                    Scoreboard




FSCC Men’s Baseball                                                            15
                                           Players in the Pros

FSCC PLAyeRS                                                  oRGANIzATIoN                     FoRMeR CoACH HILL PLAyeRS - continued
Adam LaRoche .....................................................Atlanta Braves               Drew Graham ........................................................ Detroit Tigers
Jeremy Strack ................................................Evansville Otters*               Jeremy Strack ................................................Evansville Otters*
Tommy Fitzgerald ........................................Gateway Grizzlies *                   Tommy Fitzgerald .........................................Gateway Grizzlies*
                                                                                               Nathan Fritz..................................................... Minnesota Twins
FoRMeR CoACH HILL PLAyeRS                                                                      John Wagle ......................................................San Angelo Colts*
John Brummet ..........................................................Oakland A’s             Danial McHenry ........................................... Big Bend Cowboys*
Bryson Clark ..............................Western Canadian Pro League
Matt Foust ........................................................ Minnesota Twins            FoRMeR CoACH MANSFIeLd PLAyeRS
B. J. Hibbert ........................................................ New York Mets           Justin Beal ................................................. Philadelphia Phillies
Matt Lawson .............................................. Philadelphia Phillies               Adam Champion ....................................... San Francisco Giants
Korby Mintken ........................................... Philadelphia Phillies                Korby Mintken ........................................... Philadelphia Phillies
Zach Murry ....................................................... Colorado Rockies            Johnny Roberts ..............................................Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Reddout .................................................Toronto Blue Jays               Mark Wyatt .........................................................Florida Marlins
Chris Rhoads .....................................................Tampa Bay Rays               Jeremy Strack ................................................Evansville Otters*
Brandon Richey ................................................... New York Mets               Tommy Fitzgerald .........................................Gateway Grizzlies*
Eli Rumler ....................................................... San Diego Padres            John Wagle ......................................................San Angelo Colts*
Ben Woodbury ........................................... San Francisco Giants
Austin Hyatt............................................... Philadelphia Phillies              FoRMeR CoACH PeTeRSoN PLAyeRS
A. J. Morris ...............................................Washington Nationals               Brett Nommensen .............................................Tampa Bay Rays
Kyle Mach .................................................. San Francisco Giants              Murphy Smith ..........................................................Oakland A’s
Lance Hoge .......................................................... New York Mets            R.J. Harris ........................................................... New York Mets
Ryan Anthony ................................................Cleveland Indians                 Luke Demko .............................................. San Francisco Giants
Trent Lare ..................................................... New York Yankees              Ryan Mollica........................................................ New York Mets
Johnny Roberts ..............................................Toronto Blue Jays                 Vidal Nuno .....................................................Cleveland Indians
Mark Wyatt .........................................................Florida Marlins            A. J. Morris ...............................................Washington Nationals
                                                                                                                          * Independent League



                                                              Greyhound Achievements
GPA NJCAA TeAM                                                                                 ALL-ReGIoN
Fort Scott Community College ..............................No. 1 — 2004                        Kian Jost............................................................................... 2009
Fort Scott Community College ....................... 6th Place — 2008                          Zach Caldwell ....................................................................... 2008
Fort Scott Community College ....................... 6th Place — 2009                          Trevor Geist.......................................................................... 2008
                                                                                               Jason Houston ...................................................................... 2008
GPA KJCCC ALL-ACAdeMIC TeAM                                                                    Jeff Rydman ......................................................................... 2007
Fort Scott Community College....3.27 ..........No. 1 — 2008-2009                               Matt Stoeklen ....................................................................... 2006
Fort Scott Community College ...3.35 ..........No. 1 — 2007-2008                               Lendsey Thomson ................................................................ 2006

NJCAA ACAdeMIC ALL-AMeRICAN                                                                    ALL-CoNFeReNCe
Cullen Baxter ..............................................................2009-2009          Cullen Baxter ....................................................................... 2009
Drew Beasley...............................................................2008-2009           Travis Cruz ........................................................................... 2009
Zach Higgins................................................................2008-2009          Zach Higgins......................................................................... 2009
Jason Houston .............................................................2008-2009           Adam Johnston .................................................................... 2009
Trevor Geist.................................................................2007-2008         Kian Jost............................................................................... 2009
Andrew Minnich..........................................................2007-2008              Zach Juliano ......................................................................... 2009
Jeff Rydman ................................................................2007-2008          Brandt Barnes ...................................................................... 2008
Garret Woerman .........................................................2007-2008              Ryan Daniel .......................................................................... 2008
John Paul Verhulst .....................................................2006-2007              Dan Huff ............................................................................... 2008
Regan Morgan .............................................................2004-2005            Tyler Cox .............................................................................. 2007
Josh Rice ......................................................................2004-2005      Clay Cuno ............................................................................. 2007
                                                                                               Tom Fitzgerald ..................................................................... 2007
NJCAA dISTINGuISHed ACAdeMIC ALL-AMeRICAN                                                      Trevor Geist.......................................................................... 2007
Zach Higgins................................................................2008-2009          Jeff Rydman ......................................................................... 2007
Jason Houston .............................................................2008-2009           Lawson Hipps .......................................................... 2006 & 2007
Trevor Geist.................................................................2007-2008         Brett Nightingale ................................................................. 2006
                                                                                               Matt Stoeklen .......................................................... 2005 & 2006
Andrew Minnich..........................................................2007-2008
                                                                                               Jeremy Strack ...................................................................... 2006
                                                                                               Lendsey Thomson ................................................................ 2006
FReSHMAN oF THe yeAR
                                                                                               Andrew Wells ....................................................................... 2006
Clay Cuno ............................................................................. 2007
                                                                                               Tyler Doke ............................................................... 2004 & 2005
                                                                                               Keith Lancaster.................................................................... 2004
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                                                           Where Are They Now

GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2010
Kelson Boyer .........University of Arkansas - LittleRock                    T.J. Franklin ........................Pittsburg State University
Tyler Spear .......................................Niagara University        Tony Hill ..................................Harding University (AR)

GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2009                                                      GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2004
Jason Houston ......University of Arkansas - Little-Rock                     Lincoln Kent .................Murray State Universtiy (KY)
Zach Juliano ...................Binghampton University (NY)                  Josh Parham ....................................Southeast Missouri
Zach Higgins................. South Dakota State University                  Brett Brandon ......................................Emporia State
Mitch Albright ...... Missouri Southern State University                     Travis Anderson ................Fort Hays State University
Cody Barnes ...................................... Bacone University         Keith Lancaster....................Pittsburg State University
Travis Cruz ...................................Washburn University           Matt Brown ..........................Pittsburg State University
Cullen Baxter ........................................ Park University       Ryan Yates ......................................... Angelo State (TX)
                                                                             Joakim Claesson .....................Friends University (KS)
GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2008                                                      Bob Mosel .............................. Graceland College (IA)
Dan Huff ............................................Murray State (KY)       David Nemecheck................................. Peru State (NE)
Brandt Barnes ..................................Southern Arkansas            Aaron Fouts ..............................................Missouri Rolla
Trevor Geist............................ Northwestern State (LA)             Matt Traxler ................................Washburn University
Jeff Rydman ......................... Campbell University (NC)               Bryce Knowlton ..................................... Sterling College
Joel Ricketts .................................Washburn University           Mike Gentry .......................................... Peru State (NE)
Zach Caldwell ....................................Missouri Southern
Taylor Hall ................................................ Fort Hays St.   Boyer signs in November with university
Ryan Daniel ................................................Kansas State
                                                                                           of Arkansas - Little Rock
Andrew Minnich.................................. East Central, OK
Mitch Vielhauer ................................Ottawa University
                                                                                                      Kelson Boyer
GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2007
                                                                                                      Lawrence, Kan.
JP Verhulst...................................Washburn University
Nick Robertson ............................... Newman University                                      Kansas University
Tommy Fitzgerald ............................ Bradley University                                      Fort Scott Community College
Lawson Hipps ....................................... Arkansas State                                   RHP, 6-5, 235 lbs.
Clay Cuno .................................. University of Nebraska
                                                                                                  Boyer posted a 2.00 earned run
GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2006                                                                          average over six appearances as a
Lucas Allen .....................Murray State University (KY)                freshman at Kansas University in 2009 before transferring
Jake Brisbin ........... Austin Peay State University (TN)                   to Fort Scott Community College for the upcoming season.
John Doyle ..........................................New Mexico State        As a prep at Free State and Eudora High School, the 6-5
Ty Heffern ................................................Emporia State     right hander went 23-0 with 159 strikeouts against just
Grant Meisneheimer ................................Emporia State             14 walks, and was named to the Lawrence Journal First
Brett Nightingale ............................... Angelo State (TX)          Team as a junior.
Matt Stoeklen ............................... Ball State University                Norwood on Boyer – “Kelson is a big, powerful
Lendsey Thomson .......................University of Missouri                right-handed pitcher. He has had great success at the
Scotty Roberson .................................Missouri Southern           high school level and had a taste of it last year at Kansas
Danny Egan ..................................Washburn University             University. We look for him to step in right away and
John Cobb ....................... Southwest Baptist University               contribute on the mound. He joins current Trojan Jason
Jeremy Strack ......................................... William Jewell       Houston from an outstanding baseball program at FSCC
Brian Murphy......................................... Pittsburg State        led by Coach John Hill III.”
Andrew Wells ...........................Oral Roberts University                    Fort Scott Head Coach John Hill III on Boyer –
                                                                             “Kelson is the type of pitcher that can take your staff to a
GReyHouNd CLASS oF 2005                                                      new level. He is a going to be a huge part of our pitching
Tyler Doke .............................................. Arkansas State     staff this spring and has already made everyone around
Morgan Regan ................................... Purdue University           him better. UALR just signed one of the best arms in the
Nick Curtis ..................William Woods University (MO)                  KJCAA and we are very excited to be a part of what coach
Kyle Sosna ............................Pittsburg State University            Norwood and his staff are building.”
Lucas Hackmann .........................Washburn University
FSCC Men’s Baseball                                                                                                                       17
                         Community Service

Baseball Team Completes Fall 2009 Community Service Projects
The Fort Scott Community College Baseball                fun walking through the park and laying the
team took a break from preparing for their finals        luminaries. I had no idea that Gunn Park is the
with their last community service project of the         biggest city park in Kansas. When John Leek
2009 fall. They once again placed luminaries at          told me that I was surprised.”
the local Gunn Park on Saturday December 5th.                    The Greyhound Baseball team also
Afterwards, they went shopping for the kids they         participated in numerous other community
adopted through the FSCC Adopt-a-Kid program             service projects this fall which included:
and bought them clothes, diapers, and toys. “It          participating in city and campus clean ups,
was a lot of fun shopping for the kids again this        Community Christian Church’s Trunk ‘r Treat,
year. I got to feel like I was a kid again, especially   helping set up and work parking for the Jason
when I went looking for toys to buy. The team            Aldean charity concert, placing and picking up
really hopes that we were able to makes some             luminaries for “Christmas in Gunn Park”, and
kids’ Christmas a lot better,” said sophomore            participating in FSCC’s Adopt-a-Kid program.
Brandon Davis.                                                   “Community Service is a staple of our
        This year’s Gunn Park luminary lighting          program. We consistently stress to our students
experience was much more low key when                    that giving back to the community where you live
compared to last year’s event where a couple of          is essential. They are learning that support is a
the luminaries blew over and caught on fire. This        two way street and they are driving on one side
fire began to spread through the dead grass and          of the road - not sitting still with the car in park.
leaves to a couple of trees before the baseball team     The community of Fort Scott has been great in
was able to stomp it out and get it under control.       its support of our program and we are doing our
The fire department came to finish off the fire. On      best to support the community,” said Head Coach
the luminary experience, sophomore Kian Jost             John Hill III.
said,     “When
compared
to last year,
the luminary
lighting went
a lot smoother.
It was nice to
drive through
the         park
and view the
luminaires that
we laid. I hope
the community
enjoyed it too.”
Freshman,
EJ     Swanson
said, “It was




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                                                 Athletic Staff

                        J. D. Ettore                                         Ryan Zink
                        Athletic director                                    Athletic Trainer

                         J.D. Ettore is beginning                             Ryan is in his first season as
                         his first year as the                                the Director of Sports Medicine
                         Athletic Director at Fort                            at Fort Scott Community
                         Scott Community College.                             College. He brings with him
                         J.D. has an extensive                                almost a decade of athletic
                         background working in                                training    experience    from
                         the professional sports        various levels of athletic competition. He received
                         industry, including the NFL,   his undergraduate degree from Wichita State
                         NBA, and NASCAR. As a          and his Masters from Louisiana Tech University.
marketing executive for America Online, Inc. (AOL       He began his Full time career at Barton County
Time Warner), J.D. had the opportunity to work          Community College serving as the assistant
with the most prestigious athletic organizations in     athletic trainer. He then left Kansas for a few
the world.                                              years to work for Tennessee Tech University as an
     While working with the NFL, he led                 assistant athletic trainer overseeing the baseball
partnerships with all 32 teams on behalf of AOL.        program and assisting with football. From there he
Those partnerships consisted of marketing,              did a one season stint with the St. Louis Cardinals
advertising, licensing rights, stadium advertising,     professional baseball team working spring training,
and community development. J.D. led all of AOL’s        extended spring training and with their high rookie
marketing dealings with the Super Bowl for six          team the Johnson City Cardinals, he was also invited
consecutive years. He managed the field marketing       to work instructional league in the fall. From there
team behind the NFL Experience, which included a        he worked with Pratt Community College as the
100’ x 100’ ultimate football experience area.          assistant until the opportunity to work with Fort
     With NASCAR, J.D. was in charge of the title       Scott athletics presented its self. “I want to bring
sponsorship of AOL’s #30 car with team owner            the athletic training department back to a respected
Richard Childress. For four years, J.D. led marketing   and integral part of athletics here at Fort Scott
for the Winston Cup, later known as the Nextel          Community College”.
Cup. This premier racing series is now known as
the Sprint Cup. He led the national, regional, and
local marketing advertising with their partners as
well as corporate and community development.                                Mary Irish
     Outside of J.D.’s athletic experience, he has                          Athletic Secretary
a vast background in all aspects of business.
Through out J.D.’s career, he has shown great                             Mary Irish has been at FSCC
initiative, ingenuity, and excellent business skills.
                                                                          as the Athletic Department
These qualities will help him lead FSCC’s athletic
                                                                          Administrative       Assistant
department to even greater success.
                                                                          since March 2004.
                                                              She has a bachelors degree from the
                                                        University of Wisconsin - Platteville in English
                                                        and a master’s in Secondary Education from
                                                        Pittsburg State University.
                                                              She lives in Deerfield, Mo., with her
                                                        husband, Larry. They have two grown daughters
                                                        and both attended FSCC.

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                                   The President

                            Clayton Tatro                         Welcome Greyhound Fans,
                            FSCC President                        We are looking forward to this season of Greyhound
                                                                  Baseball!!! Coach John Hill III and his staff, Ryan
                            Dr. Clayton Tatro is in his           Mansfield and Eric Peterson, have created an air of
                            third year as president               excitement and expectations for the season within our
                            of Fort Scott Community               college and community. The enthusiasm generated by
                            College. Prior to coming to           the baseball program continues to grow throughout the
                                                                  area. The student/athletes they have recruited are top
                            Fort Scott, Dr. Tatro was
                                                                  notch and excited about the upcoming season. We look
                            Dean of Learning Services             forward to a successful season and long term success for
                            and Chief Academic Officer            the program.
                            at Garden City Community                         FSCC has a long tradition of excellence
                            College.                              in athletics and in the classroom. The leadership
                                     Tatro earned his             opportunities gained by student athletes participating in
doctorate in the Community College Leadership Program             their sport help establish a solid foundation for the rest
at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins. He received        of their life. Our mission as a college allows us to prepare
both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg           students and athletes for success. Participation in our
                                                                  college and our baseball program helps establish the self
State University.
                                                                  worth, knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience to benefit
         Tatro has been highly involved in the Fort Scott         the student in the future.
community, serving as the co-convener of the Fort Scott                      We appreciate your support of all Greyhound
Community Visioning Steering Committee, co-convener               activities throughout the year. It is only through your
of the Youth Activities Team, and a member of the Good            support that these programs can succeed. We hope to see
Neighbor Action Team. Tatro serves on the boards of               you at many more FSCC activities.
Mercy Health Systems of Kansas, Big Brothers/Big
Sisters of Bourbon County, the Bourbon County Economic
                                                                  Go Hounds,
Development Corporation, and the Presbyterian Village
Retirement Community. He is the incoming Vice
President of the Fort Scott Kiwanis and a past board
member of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce.                Clayton Tatro
         He and his wife, Melissa, are the proud parents          President - FSCC
of three sons: Garrett, Ethan, and Evan.



                                                FSCC Board of Trustees




                                                             Top row, from left to right: Jim Sather,
                                                             Eric Ammons and Jim Fewins.
                                                             Front row: Curt Shankel, Ann Colum and
                                                             Robert Nelson.
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                                                         The College

                                                                                  comprehensive program of grants,
                                                                                  scholarships, loans and other forms of
                                                                                  financial assistance for students who
                                                                                  need help with their college expenses.
                                                                                  More than 75 percent of the college’s
                                                                                  students receive some kind of financial
                                                                                  assistance.

                                                                                   opportunity — At Fort Scott
                                                                                   Community College there are not
                                                                                   only opportunities for success in the
                                                                                   classroom, but outside of the classroom
                                                                                   as well. Athletic programs include:
                                                                                   Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball,
                                                                                   Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance,
                                                                                   Football, Softball, Track, Rodeo and
                                                                                   Volleyball. Fort Scott Community
                                                                                   College also offers activity programs in
                                                                                   Music such as Vocal Ensemble, Men’s
                                                                                   Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Concert
  Located in the gentle rolling hills of southeast Kansas,                         Choir, Jazz Band and Pep Band. The
  Fort Scott Community College is the oldest community          school also offers programs in drama, livestock and meats
  college in Kansas. Founded in 1919, the college has           judging and Phi Theta Kappa.
  always had an excellent reputation for offering quality
  education in a caring, learning atmosphere at a               Community — FSCC administration, staff and faculty
  reasonable cost. There are three simple words that sum        believe that one of the finest aspects of the college is the
  up what Fort Scott Community College is all about:            community in which it is located. Fort Scott is one of the
  education, opportunity and Community.                         most historic communities in the state of Kansas. The
                                                                population of Fort Scott covers a wide range of ethnic
  education — Smaller classes and the personal attention        backgrounds and cultures which adds to the friendly and
  of dedicated, experienced faculty members give more           welcoming atmosphere of the community. Gunn Park,
  than 2,000 students every opportunity for academic            Fort Scott Lake and Downtown Fort Scott are just a few
  success. In addition to the main campus in Fort Scott,        of the city’s major attractions along with the original
  the school also serves students at eight different learning   1842 military fort which has been completely restored as
  centers in surrounding communities. Varied educational        a national historic site.
  programs offer instruction and personal enrichment
  suited to the needs of students and the changing needs
  of the community. Through accreditation by the North
  Central Association of Colleges and Schools, all FSCC
  college credit hours are fully accepted in the 19 states
  that make up the Midwestern Region of the association;
  through reciprocal agreements by the association, all
  college credit hours are accepted throughout all 50
  United States.
           The college features a basic skills lab which
  provides special testing, extra instruction and peer
  tutoring at no extra cost to the student. An early alert
  program is utilized to monitor student progress and
  help all students reach their academic potential. Special
  support services are available to students who qualify.
  These services provide special counseling, advisement
  and professional tutoring. The college also offers a


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                Spring 2010 Baseball


Day          Date       Opponent                Location                      Time
Feb. 13     Sat.       Jefferson College         Arkansas City, KS            TBA
Feb. 16     Tues.      Crowder College           Neosho, MO                 1 p.m.
FeB. 18     THuRS      BuTLeR CC                 FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
FeB. 23     TueS.      CRoWdeR CoLLeGe           FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
FeB. 26     FRI.       deS MoINeS AReA CC FoRT SCoTT                       1 P.M.
FeB. 27     SAT.       deS MoINeS AReA CC FoRT SCoTT                       3 P.M.
FeB. 28     SuN.       deS MoINeS AReA CC FoRT SCoTT                       1 P.M.
March 2     Tues.      Evangel University        Springfield, MO            1 p.m.
March 3     Wed.       Baker University          Baldwin City, KS           2 p.m.
MARCH 5     FRI.       SouTHWeSTeRN CC-IA FoRTSCoTT                        1 P.M.
MARCH 6     SAT.       SouTHWeSTeRN CC-IA FoRT SCoTT                       1 P.M.
MARCH 7     SuN.       SouTHWeSTeRN CC-IA FoRT SCoTT                       1 P.M.
March 13    Sat.       Cowley CC                 Arkansas City, KS          1 p.m.
MARCH 14    SuN.       KIRKWood CC-IA            FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
MARCH 16    TueS.      JoHNSoN CC                FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
March 17    Wed.       Butler CC                 El Dorado, KS              1 p.m.
MARCH 20    SAT.       INdePeNdeNCe CC           FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
MARCH 21    SuN.       LoNGvIeW CC               FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
MARCH 23    TueS.      CoFFeyvILLe CC            FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
March 25    Thurs.     Highland CC               Highland. KS               1 p.m.
March 27    Sat.       Labette CC                Parsons, KS                1 p.m.
MARCH 30    TueS.      KANSAS CITy, KANSAS FoRT SCoTT                      1 P.M.
APRIL 1     THuRS. ALLeN CouNTy CC               FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
APRIL 3     SAT.       CoWLey CouNTy CC          FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
April 6     Tues.      Johnson County CC         Overland Park              1 p.m.
April 8     Thurs.     Neosho County CC          Chanute, KS                1 p.m.
April 10    Sat.       Independence CC           Indepenence                2 p.m.
APRIL 13    TueS.      CoFFeyvILLe CC            FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
APRIL 15    THuRS. HIGHLANd CC                   FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
APRIL 17    SAT.       LABeTTe CC                FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
April 20    Tues.      Kansas City, Kansas CC    Kansas City, KS            1 p.m.
April 22    Thurs.     Allen County CC           Iola, KS                   3 p.m.
APRIL 24    SAT.       NeoSHo CouNTy CC          FoRT SCoTT                1 P.M.
May 4       Tues.      Longview CC               Lee’s Summit               1 p.m.
May 8-10    Sub Regional’s                                                    TBA
May 15-17   Regional Final, Wichita, KS                                       TBA
May 29-5    NJCAA World Series, Grand Junction, CO                            TBA
***Home Games in MARooN


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