Men's Baseball at Whitman College

Whitman College Men's Baseball
Spring 1997 Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Hometown//High School
xx Hossein Baghdadi C Fr. Portland OR//Madison HS
xx Sven Berg P So. Chandler NC//Montreat College
xx Merrill Bevan INF So. Bellingham WA//Sehome HS
xx Rob Butler INF So. Deerfield IL//Deerfield HS
xx Jon Crawford OF Fr. Tacoma WA//Bellarmine Prep
xx Owen Drew P Fr. Junction City OR//Marist HS
xx Chris Garratt P, INF Fr. Tacoma WA//Bellarmine Prep
xx Barratt Hogue OF Fr. Englewood CO//Cherry Creek HS
xx Nick Lang P So. Riverside CA//Arlington HS
xx Steve Lewis INF Fr. Seattle WA//Garfield HS
xx Wade Lockett C Jr. Stayton OR//Stayton HS
xx Ben McPherrin OF So. Mesa AZ//Red Mountain HS
xx Marty Parsons INF Fr. Davenport WA//Davenport HS
xx Ed Reese P-IF So. Beaverton OR//Jesuit HS (Portland OR)
xx Casey Riffe P-IF Sr. Yakima WA//Eisenhower HS
xx Damien Tutt P, OF So. Ft. Collins WA//Fort Collins HS
xx Lucas Ward P-IF Jr. Sisters WA//Redmond HS
xx Brian Wright P Fr. Palm Beach FL//St. Andrews School

Coaching Staff

Coach: Travis Feezell
Asst. Coaches: Dave Stanley, Brandt Houston
Trainer: Juli Duffus
Athletic Director: Max Seachris


Senior Casey Riffe closed out his collegiate baseball season as Whitman's leading hitter for the spring 1997 season. Riffe paced the Missionaries with a .350 batting average, collecting team-high totals in RBI with 19 and doubles with 10.

Junior catcher Wade Lockett also had a solid season at the plate, hitting .325 against Northwest Conference opponents and .289 on the season. He led Whitman in runs scored with 19 and home runs with three. One of his round-trippers was a game-winning blast in the bottom of the ninth inning against Pacific University.