Quick Facts

Location:
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: (731) 661-5130
Fax: (731) 661-5182
Founded:
1823
Enrollment:
3747
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Colors:
Red & White
Affiliation:
NAIA
Conference:
TranSouth Conference
Acting Director of Athletics:
Tommy Sadler (tsadler@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5218
Athletic Secretary:
Teresa Thomas (tthomas@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5130
Sports Information Director:
Steven Aldridge (saldridg@uu.edu)
Office Phone: (731) 661-5027
Office Fax: (731) 661-5182
Website:
www.uu.edu/athletics

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Andy Rushing
Baseball Phone: (731) 661-5333
Alma Mater: Union University (1976)
Record at Union: 485-293-2 (14 years)
Career Record: 569-391-2 (18 years)
Asst. Coach: Brent Fronabarger
Alma Mater: Union University (1995)
Grad. Assistant: Chuck Cooper & Jeff Wyatt

Stadium/Facility:
Field: Fesmire Field
Capacity: 700
Dimensions: L-320; C-395; R-320; Alleys - 410
Press Box: (731) 661-5511

Previous Season
Overall record: 44-20 / 17-6
Conference Finish: Regular Season and Tournament Champions
Post Season: NAIA Region XI Tournament (Third Place)
Final Ranking: No. 8

Team CWS History:
Years in CWS (last): 1 (1983)

2002 Starters Returning: Position Players – 6; Pitchers - 2
2002 Starters Lost: Position Players – 3; Pitchers - 3

Key Losses:
Name, 2001 Stats
Jeff Wyatt, .397 average, 89 H, 13 2B, 7 3B, 15 HR, 78 RBI, 4 SB
Rolando Agosto, .340 average, 70 H, 14 2B, 6 3B, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 12 SB
Doug Taylor, .244 average, 6 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 26 RBI, 6 SB, .947 fld.%
Joseph Talley, 10-2, 3.78 ERA, 81.0 IP, 74 K, 14 BB
Blake Allen, 8-1, 2.36 ERA, 72.1 IP, 86 K, 22 BB
Chuck Washburn, 7-5, 3.88 ERA, 69.2 IP, 70 K, 23 BB
Jeff Wyatt, 3-3, 4.70 ERA, 20 APP, 3 Saves

Returning Starters:
Name, Position, Class, 2001 Stats
 
Marc Glass, Catcher, Junior, .362 avg., 5 2B, 28 RBI, 49% runners thrown out
Roger Cook, Catcher/First Base, Senior, .351 avg., 80 H, 23 2B, 10 HR, 60 RBI
Josh Allen, First Base/DH, Sophomore, .255 avg., 8 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 34 RBI
Chip Briggs, Outfield/Second Base, Senior, .365 avg., 80 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 39 RBI, 15 SB
Joel Hysmith, Outfield, Junior, .286 avg., 8 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 32 RBI, 4 SB
Jed Thomas, Outfield, Junior, .347 avg., 7 2B, 3 3B, 4 HR, 43 RBI, 12 SB

Returning Pitchers:
Name R/L Class 2001 Stats
 
Matt Gibbs, RHP, Sophomore, 7-3, 4.02 ERA, 65.0 IP, 51 K, 19 BB
Nash Powell, RHP, Senior, 4-3, 3.99 ERA, 70.0 IP, 56 K, 22 BB

Top Newcomers:
Name Position, Class, 2001 School
Steven Sweat, Third Base/RHP, Freshman,5-9, 165, Lexington HS
Brandon Jackson, Second Base, Freshman, 5-10, 170, Hardin County HS
David Canery, Shortstop, Junior, 5-10, 160, Johnson County CC
Todd Winchester, RHP, Junior, 6-2, 205, Columbia State CC
Cory Engle, RHP, Junior, 6-1, 195, Jackson State CC
Andy Davidson, RHP, Senior, 6-8, 230, Southeast Missouri State
Garrett Pepper, RHP/3B, Freshman, 6-1, 190, Evangelical Christian School

 

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