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2018 Kent State UniversitySeason Roster
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Mike Birkbeck played for the 2018 Kent State University
ConferenceMid-American ConferenceDivisionEastLevelNCAA Div 1CategoryCollege Baseball
NicknameGolden Flashes
Record19-8 (1st in Mid-American Conference East)Overall Record36-16
ManagerJeff Duncan
CoachesMike Birkbeck (Associate Coach), Derek Simmons (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsConference Champions,CWS Regionals
Drafted PlayersJoey Murray (8-236-TOR) ... Austin Havekost (17-506-TOR) ... Pavin Parks (24-711-SDN) ... Eli Kraus (24-723-SLN)
Years Available1992-2018

Team History -- 2018 Statistics -- 2018 Roster VR -- Drafted Players

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2018 Kent State University.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2018 baseball season.

2018 Kent State University Roster

TopPREV   Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks PRO Players
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Ben CarewOF6-1 180 R-R 1997-07-19 20Appleton,Wisconsin NCAA2018-2018-Kimberly (Kimberly,WI)Kent St    
Tim DalPortoC6-3 190 R-R 1996-05-08 22LaGrange,Illinois NCAA2015-2018-Nazareth Academy (LaGrange Park,IL)Kent St    
Kevin DobosC6-0 190 R-R 1997-07-25 20Youngstown,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw,NC)Kent St    
Tyler DrabickP6-3 185 R-R 1997-09-29 20Akron,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Hoover (North Canton,OH)Kent St    
Nick ElsenOF6-3 190 R-R 1999-07-02 18Kenosha,Wisconsin NCAA2018-2018-Indian Trail Academy (Kenosha,WI)Kent St    
Patrick FergusonIF6-2 210 L-R 1997-08-21 20Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania NCAA2017-2018-Central Catholic (Pittsburgh,PA)Kent St    
Brad HamiltonC6-3 215 - 1995-06-19 23Avon Lake,Ohio NCAA2015-2018-Avon Lake (Avon Lake,OH)Kent St    
Austin HavekostP6-4 210 R-R 1996-07-22 21St. Louis,Missouri NCAA2017-2018-Medina (Medina,OH)Kent St
2018-17- 506-TOR
Reilly HawkinsC5-11 175 L-R 1994-10-08 23Chardon,Ohio NCAA2015-2018-Chardon (Chardon,OH)Kent St    
Josh HollanderIF5-10 160 R-R 1997-04-29 21Cincinnati,Ohio NCAA2016-2018-Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)Kent St    
Nick KanavasOF6-1 195 R-R 1995-- 23Brookfield,Wisconsin NCAA2015-2018-Brookfield East (Brookfield,WI)Arizona, Kent St    
Eli KrausP6-1 175 L-L 1996-02-03 22Long Island,New York A-2015-2018-Buckeye (Medina,OH)Kent St
2018-24- 723-SLN
Ryan LaneP6-3 205 R-R 1999-- 19New London,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-New London (New London,OH)Kent St    
Greg LewandoskiIF5-10 165 R-R 1999-- 19Port Orange,Florida NCAA2018-2018-Spruce Creek (Port Orange,FL)Kent St    
Mason MamarellaOF5-11 170 B-L 1994-06-29 24Dover,Ohio NCAA2015-2018-Dover (Dover,OH)Akron, Kent St    
Chris MartinP6-0 185 R-R 1996-01-31 22Kansas City,Missouri NCAA2015-2018-William Mason (Mason,OH)Kent St    
John MatthewsIF-P6-1 175 R-R 1998-01-21 20Punxsutawney,Pennsylvania NCAA2017-2018-Punxsutawney Area (Punxsutawney,PA)Kent St    
Joey MurrayP6-2 195 R-R 1996-09-23 21Dublin,Ohio A-2016-2018-Dublin Coffman (Dublin,OH)Kent St
2018- 8- 236-TOR
Kian O'BrienIF5-11 185 R-R 1997-08-09 20Madison,Wisconsin NCAA2018-2018-La Follette (Madison,WI)Kent St    
Pavin Parks3B6-1 200 L-R 1996-12-24 21Akron,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Manchester (New Franklin,OH)Kent St, Seminole St Florida
2018-24- 711-SDN
Collin RomelP6-2 215 L-L 1998-12-04 19Fairview Park,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Olmsted Falls (Olmsted Falls,OH)Kent St    
John SchreiberP5-9 170 L-L 1996-02-05 22Mayfield Village,Ohio NCAA2016-2018-Mayfield (Mayfield Village,OH)Kent St    
Pete SchulerC6-3 180 L-R 1997-- 21Pleasant Prairie,Wisconsin NCAA2016-2018-St. Joseph (Kenosha,WI)Kent St    
Zach SchultzP6-0 185 R-R 1998-03-01 20Punxsutawney,Pennsylvania NCAA2017-2018-Indiana Area (Indiana,PA)Kent St    
Jared SkolnickiOF-P6-2 175 B-L 1994-07-22 23Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania RK2014-2018-Keystone Oaks (Pittsburgh,PA)Kent St    
Jarrett SmetanaOF-1B6-3 210 R-R 1999-- 19Chardon,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Berkshire (Burton,OH)Kent St    
Zach SpanglerP6-3 205 R-R 1995-02-09 23Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania NCAA2015-2018-Seneca Valley (Harmony,PA)Kent St    
Michael TurnerC6-0 200 -R 1998-08-18 19Warren,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Champion (Champion,OH)Kent St    
Connor WollersheimP6-2 180 L-L 1997-- 21Neenah,Wisconsin NCAA2016-2018-Appleton North (Appleton,WI)Kent St    
Robert ZeiglerP6-3 215 R-R 1995-01-04 23Fort Wayne,Indiana NCAA2014-2018-Defiance (Defiance,OH)Kentucky, Kent St    
Jack ZimmermanOF-P5-10 175 L-L 1998-08-02 19Akron,Ohio NCAA2018-2018-Green (Uniontown,OH)Kent St    
31 Players