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1997 Kent State UniversitySeason Roster
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Mike Birkbeck played for the 1997 Kent State University
ConferenceMid-American ConferenceLevelNCAA Div 1CategoryCollege Baseball
NicknameGolden Flashes
Record18-13Overall Record29-28
BallparkGene Michael Field
ManagerRich Rembielak
CoachesGreg Beals (Assistant Coach), Mike Birkbeck (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
Drafted PlayersPaul Hoover (23-714-TBA)
Years Available1992-2019

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Drafted Players

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Kent State University.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Kent State University Roster

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UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jesse Bechard2B6-3 188 L-R 1977-10-04 19Brantford,Ontario Ind1997-2001-Masillon Washington (Masillon,OH)Kent St
Kevin ClouserSCOUT5-10 190 R-R 1975-- 22Lewiston,Idaho NCAA1997-1997-Lewiston (Lewiston,ID)Kent St, Walla Walla CC    
Tom FontaineP5-11 175 R-R 1975-03-17 22Greenville,Pennsylvania A1994-1998-Greenville (Greenville,PA)Kent St    
Matt GroffOF6-2 180 R-R 1978-03-28 19Hollywood,Florida A+1997-2002-Lehigh (Lehigh Acres,FL)Tulane U., Kent St
2001-28- 851-OAK
Matt GuerrierP6-3 185 R-R 1978-08-02 18Cleveland,Ohio MLB1997-20142004-2014Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights,OH)Kent St
1999-10- 309-CHA
Free Agent  
Kory HartmanP6-0 200 R-R 1977-03-15 20Springfield,Colorado AAA1997-2002-Granville (Granville,OH)Kent St    
Paul HooverC6-1 210 R-R 1976-04-14 21Columbus,Ohio MLB1995-20102001-2010Steubenville (Steubenville,OH)Kent St
1997-23- 714-TBA
Matt KoziaraP6-2 205 R-R 1976-11-08 20Franklin,Pennsylvania A1997-2006-Franklin Area (Franklin,PA)Winthrop U., Kent St
Raul LeoniOF5-11 185 R-R 1976-- 21- Ind1995-1999-   Georgia Tech, Kent St    
Alex MarconiC6-0 180 R-R 1978-03-25 19Akron,Ohio AAA1997-2003-St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron,OH)Kent St
2000-27- 796-TBA
Mike SchwamelOF6-3 190 R-R 1976-01-19 21Cleveland,Ohio NCAA1997-1998-Holy Name (Cleveland,OH)Kent St
1996-33- 970-MON
Mike SkeelesP6-8 245 L-L 1976-10-14 20Canton,Ohio NCAA1995-1998-McKinley (Canton,OH)Kent St
Doug StraightP6-2 205 R-R 1978-09-05 18Buckhannon,West Virginia NCAA1997-2000-Buckhannon-Upshur (Buckhannon,WV)Kent St
Cary Zamilski2B5-9 175 R-R 1977-- 20- Ind1997-2000-   Kent St    
14 Players