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Location: DeLand, Florida
Home Field: Melching Field at Conrad Park
Head Coach: Steve Trimper
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference: ASUN Conference
Stetson Hatters Baseball TicketsThe Hatters baseball program at Stetson University, established in 1901, played its first season as a Division I competitor in 1972. With an overall record of 1,639-1,105-3, the Hatters have competed in 19 NCAA Regional tournaments. In 2018, the Hatters reached the Super Regional for the first time in program history and lost to North Carolina with a final score of 7-5. Steve Trimper was hired in December of 2016 as the 23rd head coach in the program. Trimper and the Hatters began making big strides toward consistent success, setting several team records in the 2018 season, including the most wins in a season in program history. The 2019 season was difficult for the Hatters who finished with an overall record of 27-32. Coach Trimper and the Stetson Hatters hope to bounce back and set new records this 2020 season. Catch all the action with the Hatters as they take the field at Conrad Park. Get your Stetson Hatters Baseball tickets at StubHub today.
Who are the Stetson Hatters pitchers for the 2020 season?Stetson has all four starting pitchers back from last season, along with nine relievers. Chris Gonzalez, a left-hander out of Miami, started on Friday nights for Stetson in 2019. Named to the ASUN All-Tournament Team, he pitched 11 innings in the conference tournament against Jacksonville. During this game, he allowed only one run on two hits and retired 23 consecutive batters during the game with seven strikeouts. Left-handed pitcher Daniel Paret had an outstanding freshman season with the Hatters in 2019. He was the first freshman and the 12th pitcher overall in Stetson baseball history to record 100 strikeouts in a season. Paret posted a 3.61 ERA in 94.2 innings with 102 strikeouts, earning him ASUM Freshman of the Year honors along with being named to the All-ASUN Second Team. Right-handed reliever Danny Garcia finished the 2019 season with a 5-1 record and an impressive 1.22 ERA in 59 innings. Garcia was named to the 2019 Collegiate Freshman All-American Team, Baseball America Freshman All-American Team, ASUN All-Freshman Team and ASUN All-Tournament Team.
Who are notable position players for the Stetson Hatters?Shortstop Jorge Arenas started all 59 games for the Hatters in the 2019 season. Finishing with a .268 batting average, Arenas had 15 multiple-hit games and has led the team with nine multiple-RBI games. Eric Foggo made 37 starts at first base for Stetson in 2019, led the team with six home runs and led all batters with a .275 average. Leading team stats, Foggo reached base in 16 consecutive games. Redshirt senior Jonathan Meola will return in 2020 to the infield for the Hatters after suffering a season-ending injury in 2019.
Where are Stetson Hatters home games played?Melching Field at Conrad Park is the home of the Stetson Hatters baseball program. Nicknamed "The MAC" by home fans, Stetson is 468-254 all-time at Melching Field. In 2018, the Hatters posted a record of 32-3 at home. Opened in 1999, Melching Field has stadium seating for 2,500 as well as additional space for 500 on the grass berms.
Who are Stetson’s prominent conference opponents?Among those competing with Stetson for the ASUN title each year are the Lipscomb University Bisons, the Dolphins of Jacksonville University, the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles, the Liberty University Flames and the University of North Florida Osprey.
Which former Hatters are now playing in Major League baseball?A pair of Cy Young Award winners, currently in the MLB, are alumni of Stetson University baseball. Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and Corey Kluber of the Texas Rangers competed for Stetson before joining the Major League. Jacob deGrom was selected by the Mets in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB draft and Kluber was selected by San Diego in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. Several other former Hatters players are currently active on Minor League rosters.
What is the team’s record under Coach Trimper?Head Coach Steve Trimper’s first season with the Hatters was the 2017 season. Trimper’s teams have an overall record of 102-74 under his leadership at Stetson. For his career, Trimper has an all-time record of 583-547-4.
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