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.
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