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 2014 Baseball Roster

YR      POS HT WT Previous School / Hometown
1 Johnny Herrera SO SS/2B 5'10 160 Cenopec HS / Santiago, DR
2 Nick Coudret
FR RHP/C 6'3 190 Castle HS / Newburgh, IN
4 Austin Schultz FR C 6'1 190 Greensburg HS / Greensburg, IN
5 Isaac Sampen SO OF/RHP 6'2 200 Brownsburg HS / Brownsburg, IN
Bryce Pennington
6'1 175 Speedway HS / Indianapolis, IN
7 Dan Leake SO RHP 5'10 175 Champaign Centennial HS / Champaign, IL
Brett Chappell
5'10 175 Northern Illinois University / Rock Falls, IL
9 Glen Reeves
FR INF 6'0 200 Ajax HS / Ajax, Ontario
Taylor Egelhoff
FR RHP 6'4 185 Green Bay SW HS / Green Bay, WI
11 Zack Borsa
FR LHP 6'0 175 McDowell HS / Erie, PA
12 Alex Lesiak
SO RHP 6'4 220 Lincoln Way-North HS / Tinley Park, IL
15 John  Udina
FR OF 6'0 185 Oakville HS / St. Louis, MO
Conner Currier
6'1 200 Dunlap HS / Dunlap, IL
19 Brady Burns
SO 3B/LF 5'11 185 Lawrence Academy / Las Vegas, NV
22 Connor Gunneman
FR LHP 6'3 190 United Township HS / East Moline, IL
23 Ryan Nikolich
6'3 215 Niles Notre Dame HS / Chicago, IL
27 Sam Sampen    SO 3B 6'2 200 Brownsburg HS / Brownsburg, IN
29 Jake Sale SO RHP 5'11 165 Putnam County HS / Mark, IL
30 Tyler Burcham
5'10 165 Greensburg HS / Greensburg, IN
32 Kyle Weller SO RHP 6'0 190 Pleasant Plains HS / Pleasant Plains, IL
34 Jordan Deal
SO RHP 6'5 215 Belmont University / Brownsburg, IN
36 David Hayes
R-FR C/1B 6'4 225 Morehead State University / Clay City, KY
Jeff Lavin
6'3 170 Champaign Centennial HS / Champaign, IL
40 Ronnie Plesac
FR LHP 6'4 230 Crown Point HS / Crown Point, IN
44 Mark Meyer
FR RHP 6'4 220 Jeffersonville HS / Jeffersonville, IN
45 Tyler Anderson R-FR LHP 6'5 245 University of Illinois-Chicago / Arcadia, IN
Brody Andrews    
Bethel College/ Rochester, IN
Austin Smith
LaSalle-Peru HS/ Peru, IL

Dave Garcia
Head Coach
  • Office: P204
  • Telephone: 217/351-2297
In his first year as a head coach at the college level, Garcia
brings 5 years of professional baseball experience to the Parkland
Baseball staff.  He spent four seasons with the River City Rascals and
was the bench coach for the 2010 team that won the Frontier
League championship. In 2011 the Rascals tied the Frontier League record for wins (68) during the
regular season before falling to the Slammers in the Frontier
League Championship Series. Eight of the players Garcia has coached have been signed to
affiliated baseball. Coach Garcia spent 2013 as the hitting coach of
the Joliet Slammers before leaving professional baseball in August to coach at his
alma mater Parkland College.
Coach Garcia has spent the last 9 years as the head baseball coach/AD at
Putnam County High School.  Garcia led the Panthers to the Sweet 16 in
2011 and to a State Runner Up finish in 2013.  Garcia has helped over
25 area baseball players move on to play collegiate baseball. In his 5 years
as the head varsity coach Garcia collected a career record of 124-51 for the Panthers.
As a player, Coach Garcia played at Parkland College from 1998-2000.  In the
fall of 1999, Garcia signed to play at Northern Illinois University.  Following his
senior season he signed a professional contract to play in the Frontier League for
the Rockford Riverhawks. 
Coach Garcia has been happily married to his wife Jen since 2004.  They have two
daughters McKenna (7) and Macie (2). 
Travis Webb
Assistant Coach
• Office: P204
• Telephone: 217/351-2297
• Email: 
Webb will work with the pitching staff and also head recruiting efforts as well as assist with camp coordination.
Webb, a former Cobra himself, helped lead the Cobras to the 2005 National Title game. After spending two years with the Cobras, Webb continued his career at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). While at UTM, Webb set the single season appearance record (32) and was also ranked 3rd in E.R.A. in the OVC. Webb graduated in 2009 with a bachelors degree in Health and Human Performance and Biology.
Webb began his coaching career in the summer of 2009 when he caugh on with the Front Royal Cardinals. At the completion of the summer, Webb became the pitching coach for Black Hawk Community College in Moline, Illinois. During his three seasons at Black Hawk, Travis helped the Braves to multiple 40+ win seasons as well as a #3 national ranking. While at Black Hawk, Webb helped seven pitchers reach the NCAA D1 level, seven to the NCAA D2 level and saw two pitchers selected in the MLB draft.
Webb is also an associate scout with the Philadelphia Phillies and also created Controlled Chaos Baseball, which is an instruction company that has served over 140 players of all ages.
Nate Wilder
Assistant Baseball Coach
• Office: P204
• Telephone: 217/351-2297
• Email:
Coach Wilder is in his first coaching position at the college level.  A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, coach Wilder attended Lincoln North Star High School.  He then attended Kansas City Kansas Community College and played 2 years for the Blue Devils.  Coach Wilder then continued his career by playing 2 more years at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.  After finishing his college career, Nate played two seasons of professional baseball.  His professional career started with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Coach Wilder finished his playing career in 2013 as a member of the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League.  Coach Wilder will work as the strength and conditioning coordinator and work with the infielders and outfielders along with the hitters.
 Zach Berryman
Assistant Baseball Coach
Office: P204
Telephone: 217/351-2297
Coach Berryman is in his first coaching position at the college level.  He spent last year, his first coaching experience, under Dave Garcia at Putnam County where they led the Panthers to 2nd place in the 1A State Playoffs.  Coach Berryman is from Ottawa, IL and attended Ottawa Township High School.  He was apart of the 2009 National Championship team as a member of the Cobras.  He finished his playing career at North Park University in Chicago, IL.  Coach Berryman will work with the infielders and hitters.

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