2013-14 Men's Baseball
Coach: Jeff Barkdoll
Assistant Coaches: Joe Royer, Chris Trout, David Kloser
The Penn State York baseball department recognizes its mission to serve student athletes, the University and the broader community. Its major effort is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to achieve their maximum potential both athletically and educationally. It is the department's belief that many of the most important learning experiences in a college education take place outside the traditional classroom. Intercollegiate athletic competition provides students with the opportunity to test themselves against the best in their sport. Through participation in training and competitive activities, the department hopes to teach several values: hard work, motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations; the ability to work as a team; a feeling of pride in accomplishment through fair and honest means; and a sense of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.
Penn State York baseball began in the spring of 2005 as a club sport. In the first year, players competed against regional Division III programs in scrimmage format. In the first four years of competition in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) the team played a split season format with approximately half the conference schedule played in the fall and half in the spring. The team qualified for divisional playoffs in each of the programs first three years. In 2009 a revised conference wide format was implemented. The 2010 season marks the first time since the program’s inception that all conference games will be played in the spring. The program has developed a reputation for excellence both in the classroom and on the field. Since the programs’ inception, twenty-two local lions have achieved Academic All Conference standing while an additional four players have been named Athletic All Conference. One player was distinguished to be named to both all conference teams during the same season.
Penn State York baseball plays in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). The conference is comprised of fifteen member locations of The Pennsylvania State University playing at the non-divisional level. Ten member institutions support varsity Baseball. The conference format provides for cumulative conference standings which determine playoff positions. Traditionally the top four qualify for playoffs in a round robin format.
The PSUAC has seen considerable growth and development in recent years with increased opportunities for Penn State student athletes. The fifteen PSUAC member institutions have provided competitive experiences for more than 1,350 student athletes in ten sports. Among the conferences greatest accomplishments is the fact that 435 student have earned Academic All Conference with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The conference champion and one at-large PSUAC member earns a bid to participate in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournament.
PSUAC member institutions also hold membership in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The USCAA is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on an equal level of competition with schools of like size and athletic programs on a regional and national level for their student-athletes.
Membership provides the opportunity for the PSUAC conference champion and one conference at-large bid to participate in the USCAA national tournament/world series. Additionally, Penn State York student athletes have the opportunity to be named All American or Academic All American. Penn State York’s affiliation with the USCAA began July 1, 2008.
|2012-13 Men's Baseball Roster|
|Misc||Jersey #||Name||Position||Height||Class-Yr.||High School|
|21||Mark Fagnani||C, P, SS||5'10"||Freshman||Delone Catholic|
|6||David Fillman||OF P||5'8"||Freshman||West York Area High School|
|11||James Gotwalt||P||6'2"||Sophomore||Spring Grove, Pennsylvania|
|25||James Guiseppe||3B, C, P||5'9"||Freshman||Eastern York|
|5||Travis Hamberger||Middle Infield/OF||5'10"||Freshman||Dallastown Area High School|
|13||Kyler Jelonek||P, 1B||6'3"||Freshman||Central York|
|5||Rob MacCubbin||CF||5'9"||Senior||Kennard-Dale High School|
|27||Dan McMillan||1B, P, DH||6'4"||Freshman||South Western|
|7||Tyler Page||1B, OF, P||6'0"||Senior||North Eastern|
|4||Austin Quinones||P, OF, 1B||5'9"||Freshman||Dallastown Area High School|
|2||Zach Rittle||2B, OF||5'10"||Sophomore||Dallastown|
|8||Norbert Rodriquez||P, OF, 3B||6'0"||Sophomore||William Penn Senior High School|
|18||Dan Rogers||P/IF||6'4"||Senior||Susquehannock High School|
|14||Ryan Seibert||OF, P, 1B||6'2"||Junior||Lancaster Mennonite High School|
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Home games are played off-campus, at McWilliams Field. All PSUAC games played are double headers.
|2013-14 Men's Baseball Schedule|
|March 8, 2014||12:00 p.m.||McDaniel College||Away|
|March 26, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Hazleton||Away|
|March 28, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Fayette||Away|
|March 29, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Mont Alto||Away|
|April 5, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Greater Allegheny||Home|
|April 6, 2014||12:00 p.m.||Beaver||Home|
|April 9, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Brandywine||Away|
|April 12, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Penn College||Home|
|April 13, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Wilkes-Barre||Home|
|April 21, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Scranton||Home|
|April 26, 2014||2:00 p.m.||Schuylkill||Away|
|May 1, 2014||TBA||Baseball First Round||TBA|
|May 2, 2014||TBA||Baseball Second Round||TBA|
|May 3, 2014||TBA||Baseball Championship||TBA|
Awards will be announced at the awards banquet.
Coach: Jeff Barkdoll
Coach Barkdoll brings more than thirty-five years of baseball experience to Penn State York, both as a player and coach. His most recent positions include coaching at the high school level since 1996, manager of the York Township Baseball Club in the Susquehanna Baseball League since 2011, and as a coach for the York Revolution Professional Baseball Club of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball League in 2009-10. Barkdoll has also served as an assistant in the girls’ basketball program at Dallastown High School for many years, and currently serves as the head junior varsity coach in the boys’ basketball program.
Barkdoll is a native of York, Pennsylvania, and he and his wife, Beth, are the proud parents of two daughters who are both married. Barkdoll and his wife are also now grandparents.