2012 Baseball
Overall MCC Streak Home Away Neutral
25-30 (.455) 17-19 (.472) Lost 1 9-11 9-13 7-6
#23 George Phares
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George Phares
Assistant Coach
5th Season

Coach George Phares enters his fifth year as an assistant at Indiana Wesleyan University. Phares has been the position coach for All-Conference performers Kory Hollensteiner in 2009 and for Quinn Nofziger in 2010

Phares will work with the outfielders as well as assist with the Wildcat hitters. He came to Indiana Wesleyan after 38 years as a high school head coach. He spent seven years at Morristown and 31 years at Taylor High School. Phares' Taylor team won the Indiana 2A State Championship in 2000 and was 2A State Runner-Up in 2002. Phares was honored as the Class 2A and Hoosier Diamond Coach of the year in 2000.

Phares saw over 40 of his players compete in college baseball and also coached four professional draft picks. Phares was inducted into the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

Phares is the proud father of three adult children, Tim, Jennifer and Susan, and he has five grandchildren. He and his wife Martha currently reside in Kokomo.

Roster for 2012 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Bat/ThrowHt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Preston FugitaFRMIFR/R5-8140Littleton, Colo.Dakota Ridge H.S.
2CJ SandmannSROFR/R5-11185Frankfort, Ill.Lincoln-Way East H.S.
4Trey ShigleyFROFR/R5-10130Bartlesville, Okla.Bartlesville H.S.
5Bryan BeachyFRLHPL/L5-11150Kokomo, Ind.Northwestern H.S.
6Quinn NofzigerJROFL/R5-11165Pettisville, OhioPettisville H.S.
7Peter EngleJR1B/OFR/R6-2185Park Ridge, Ill.Maine South H.S.
9Seth WhiteSROFR/R5-10190Rogers, Ark.Arkansas Tech / Rogers H.S.
10Jacob MurphyFRMIFR/R5-10170Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville H.S.
11Evan SmithFRCR/R5-11180Rockford, Mich.Forest Hills Northern H.S.
12Alex RidlenSRCR/R5-8190Kokomo, Ind.Northwestern H.S.
13Craig DollensJROFR/R6-01890Kokomo, Ind.Indiana / Kokomo H.S.
14Nate CoonSOIF/RHPL/R6-0175Lexington, Ky.Lexington Christian H.S.
15Michael CaleyJRRHPR/R6-2190Markle, Ind.Norwell H.S.
16Cody JonesSOLHPL/L6-2170Hartford City, Ind.Blackford H.S.
17Sam LewisJRRHPR/R6-4200Elmira, N.Y.Horseheads H.S.
18Ryne BrownSRRHPR/R6-2205Fairmount, Ind.Madison Grant H.S.
19Tim ZeiglerSRRHPR/R6-4195Pendleton, Ind.Liberty Christian H.S.
20Ethan DaggettFRRHPR/R5-9165Andrews, Ind.Huntington North H.S.
21Javier AponteJRIF/CS/R5-10195Noblesville, Ind.John A. Logan CC
22Phillip Lougheed*JRCR/R6-3170Swartz Creek, Mich.Swartz Creek H.S.
25Jacob WorrellSORHPR/R6-1185Kirkwood, Mo.Westminster Christian Academy
26Justin SovineFRRHPR/R6-4170Wadsworth, OhioWadsworth H.S.
27Chris TylerSOLHPL/L6-3205LaGrange, Ky.North Oldham H.S.
29Jordan BakerSR1BR/R6-0215Alexandria, Ind.Alexandria H.S.
30Josh EllisJRSSL/R5-11170Grand Rapids, Mich.Forest Hills Northern H.S.
32Shane BryantFRRHPR/R6-3185Lafayette, Ind.McCutcheon H.S.
* Redshirt
Chad Newhard - Head Coach - 4th season
George Phares - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Josh Stearns - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Brian Abbott - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Ben Zachary - Assistant Coach - 1st season