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West Virginia State Yellow Jackets

CONFERENCE:  West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE:   1999(3-2)

CHAMPIONSHIPS:  None

2005 RECORD :  43-14

COACH:  Calvin Bailey (28th year)

TOP PLAYERS:

  • OF Josh Miller (.423, 16 HR, 68 RBIs)
  • IF Ryan Taylor (.443, 15 HR, 66 RBIs)
  • C Jonathan McDowell (.436, 18, 78 RBIs)
  • P Nick Biron (5-1, 1.53 ERA, 77K)
  • P Zach Baldwin (10-0, 1.81 ERA, 67K)

NOTES:

  • This is the second appearance for WVSU, which made the D-II tournament in 1999.
  • The Yellow Jackets beat West Chester in the regional championship behind Nick Biron's three-hitter
  • Ryan Taylor has a 32-game hitting streak entering the tournament.  He is 16 off the D-II record held by Craig Sizemore(Lenoir-Rhyne, 2001-02)
  • As the team, the Yellow Jackets have hit 82 home runs, more than any team in the D-II tournament.
  • Five players have double digit homers, led by Jonathan McDowell's 18.
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