Men's Baseball at Whitman College

Whitman College Men's Baseball
1996 Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Hometown//High School
1 Merrill Bevan IF Fr. Bellingham WA//Sehome HS
4 Wade Lockett C So. Stayton OR//Stayton HS
7 Casey Riffe P-IF Jr. Yakima WA//Eisenhower HS
9 Matt Storey P-OF Sr. Spokane WA//Lewis & Clark HS
12 Jack Morrow P-OF Fr. Pomeroy WA//Pomeroy HS
13 Quincy Ribellia P-IF Sr. Moses Lake WA//Kalani HS (Honolulu HI)
15 Rob Butler C-OF Fr. Deerfield IL//Deerfield HS
17 Dave Thennis IF Sr. Helena MT//Capital HS
18 Willy Becker C-IF Fr. St. Helena CA//St. Helena HS
19 Ed Reese P-IF Fr. Beaverton OR//Jesuit HS (Portland OR)
20 Robert Maysey OF Sr. Mesa AZ//Arcadia HS
21 Ben McPherrin OF Fr. Mesa AZ//Red Mountain HS
23 Lucas Ward P-IF So. Sisters WA//Redmond HS
55 Chris Drabek P Sr. Walla Walla WA//Walla Walla HS

Coaching Staff

Coach: Jon M. Edwards
Asst. Coaches: Jamey Wolverton, Jon L. Edwards
Trainer: Juli Duffus
Athletic Director: Max Seachris

News & Notes

Merrill Bevan, a freshman infielder from Sehome High School in Bellingham, Wash., is feasting on Northwest Conference pitching. In six league games played through April 6, Bevan was hitting a hefty .435, having collected 10 hits in 23 trips to the plate. His league totals include four doubles, four runs scored and two RBI. Matt Storey, a senior from Spokane's Lewis & Clark High School, is hitting .316 against conference pitching.

On the season, senior Quincy Ribellia leads the team in hits with 19, which includes four home runs, three doubles and a triple. Ribellia, a graduate of Honolulu's Kalani High School, leads the team in RBI with 11 and walks with 11. He also is tied with Ben McPherrin, a freshman from Red Mountain High School in Meza, Arizona, for the team lead in runs scored with 12. McPherrin has 17 hits on the season, including three triples, and four stolen bases. Robert Maysey, a senior from Arcadia High School in Meza, is hitting .333 on the season with four doubles and seven RBI.

Relief pitchers Chris Drabek, a senior from Walla Walla High School, and Dave Thennis, a senior from Capital High School in Helena, Montana, have yet to give up an earned run in conference action.