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Oct. 8, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team announced its rosters for the Scarlet and Gray World Series, set to begin on Monday at 3 p.m. The annual intrasquad matchup is a best-of-five game series. All games will begin at 3 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday’s night game at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for every contest. %^$

%^$”We’re still upset that we had to turn fans away last year during the NCAA regionals due to selling out the stadium,” head coach Bob Todd said. “Everyone has the right to see good baseball and this is a perfect opportunity for fans to come out and see their team. It’s a time to come out and get to know the players and if you haven’t seen it yet, college baseball is an experience you will never forget.”%^$

%^$The Scarlet Buckeyes are led by 1999 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-American E.J. Laratta at pitcher. Big Ten save leader Cory Cox will anchor the bullpen. In the field, third team all-Big Ten shortstop Trent McIlvain and returning starting outfielders Jason Driscoll and Jason Turner will provide the offensive punch. The Scarlet will be coached by fifth-year assistant coach Brian Mannino.%^$

%^$The Gray Buckeyes are led by the power and slick fielding of All-American second baseman Chad Ehrnsberger. Fellow senior Marcello Garofalo and junior John Mayor will help bolster the offense. Pitchers Nate Smith and Kevin Goodrum will anchor the staff. The Gray will be coached by ninth-year assistant coach Pat Bangston. %^$

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%^$Gray Buckeyes%^$ THE PITCHING STAFF (7)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 38 Kyle Brown RHP R-R 6-2 Fr./Fr. Washington Court House/Washington%^$ 37 Jason Bullens RHP R-R 6-4 Fr./Fr. Dayton, Ohio/Carrol%^$ 29 Kevin Goodrum ** LHP L-L 6-3 Jr./Jr. Mentor, Ohio/Mentor %^$ 34 Greg Larrick RHP B-R 6-1 So./So. North Canton, Ohio/Hoover%^$ 19 Greg Prenger RHP R-R 6-1 So./Fr. Harpster, Ohio/Upper Sandusky%^$ 27 Nate Smith * RHP R-R 6-1 So./So. Bryan, Ohio/Bryan%^$ 36 Danny Taylor RHP R-R 6-2 Fr./Fr. Marion, Ohio/River Valley%^$ %^$ THE CATCHERS (4)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 14 Doug Dendinger * C L-R 5-11 So./So. Greenwich, Ohio/South Central%^$ 9 Doug Larason C R-R 6-0 Fr./Fr. Alexandria, Ohio/Johnstown%^$ 11 Joe Wilkins * C B-R 6-1 So./So. Commercial Point, Ohio/Dublin Scioto%^$ %^$ THE INFIELDERS (6)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 1 Mike Check * IF R-R 5-10 Sr./Jr. Bay Village, Ohio/Westlake%^$ 7 Chad Ehrnsberger ** IF R-R 5-9 Sr./Jr. Kalida, Ohio/Kalida%^$ 5 Matt Fortuna IF R-R 6-0 So./Fr. Strongsville, Ohio/St. Edward%^$ 12 Marcello Garofalo *** 1B R-R 6-2 Sr./Sr. Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington%^$ 25 Mike Hershberger IF L-R 5-10 Jr./So. Massillon, Ohio/Canton Central Catholic%^$ 13 John Mayor * IF R-R 5-10 Sr./Jr. Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway West%^$ %^$ THE OUTFIELDERS (3)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 16 Erik Bjornson OF R-R 6-3 Jr./So. North Canton, Ohio/Hoover%^$ 23 Rob Boling OF L-R 5-8 So./Fr. Hamilton, Ohio/Ross%^$ 20 Doug Deeds OF L-L 6-1 Fr./Fr. Bexley, Ohio/Bexley%^$ * Indicates letters earned%^$ HEAD COACH 32 Pat Bangtson%^$

%^$Scarlet Buckeyes%^$ THE PITCHING STAFF (6)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 3 Cory Cox ** RHP R-R 6-3 Sr./Jr. Chillicothe, Ohio/Chillicothe%^$ 40 Ted Kalnins RHP R-R 6-7 Jr./So. Burlington, Ontario/M.M. Robinson%^$ 21 Matt Kamalsky RHP R-R 6-0 Jr./Jr. Somerset, Pa./Somerset Area%^$ 22 E.J. Laratta * RHP R-R 6-1 So./So. Englewood, Colo./Cherry Creek%^$ 26 Brandon Steen * RHP R-R 6-4 So./So. Hendersonville, Tenn./Hendersonville%^$ 31 Kevin Wynk LHP L-L 6-7 So./Fr. Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater%^$ %^$ THE CATCHERS (4)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 2 Chris Alvord * C R-R 6-2 Sr./Jr. Mentor, Ohio/Mentor%^$ 28 Todd Calcamuggio C R-R 6-2 Sr./Jr. Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer%^$ 10 Mike Harlor C R-R 6-2 Fr./Fr. Grove City, Ohio/Grove City%^$

%^$ THE INFIELDERS (6)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 17 Trent McIlvain ** IF R-R 5-9 Jr./Jr. Louisville, Ohio/Marlington%^$ 4 Joe Palazzo * IF R-R 5-11 So./So. Tucson, Ariz./Foothills%^$ 19 Terry Pettorini IF R-R 6-0 Fr./Fr. Wooster, Ohio/Wooster%^$ 5 Lance Rolston IF L-R 5-11 So./Fr. Athens, Ohio/Alexander%^$ 39 Jason Siler IF R-R 6-2 Fr./Fr. Englewood, Colo./Cherry Creek%^$ 33 Nick Swisher 1B S-L 5-11 Fr./Fr. Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg%^$ 25 Trevor Vaught IF R-R 5-10 Jr./Jr. Canton, Ohio/McKinley%^$

%^$ THE OUTFIELDERS (3)%^$ No. Name Pos. B-T Ht. Cl./El. Hometown/High School%^$ 16 Matt Bernstein OF R-R 5-9 So./Fr. Agoura, Calif./Aguora%^$ 6 Jason Driscoll *** OF R-R 5-10 Sr./Sr. Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal%^$ 24 Jason Turner *** OF L-L 6-3 Sr./Sr. Versailles, Ohio/Versailles%^$ * Indicates letters earned%^$ HEAD COACH 8 Brian Mannino%^$