Team Honors and Highlights

During Coach Crampton’s tenure, LCC Men’s Baseball has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, due to exceptional talent, teamwork, commitment, and coaches who care about the players as athletes, students, and people. Please read about some of the team’s national and regional honors.

2014: 40-18 overall record

  • Empire Conference (30-10 league record)
  • Region IX Playoffs (1-2 in tournament)
  • Second Team All-American: Connor Crane
  • Awarded Marucci DI Elite Hitter for Western District: Connor Crane
  • Selected to pitch for NJCAA National Team: Austin Moore
  • Austin Moore 5th in nation in strike outs with 104, 20th in the nation in wins with 9, 30th in the nation in ERA with 2.02.
  • Walker Williams 20th in the nation in wins with 9.
  • Connor Crane 4th in the nation in home runs with 14, 23rd in the nation in RBI’s with 60, 28th in the nation in batting average with .411.
  • Adam Norblom 18th in the nation in home runs.
  • Lamar Community College: 6th in the nation in team Home Runs with 51, 21st in the nation in team batting with .330.
  • Six First Team All-Region players (Austin Moore, Connor Crane, Josh Day, Mitch Robinson, Walker Williams, and Ellis Kelly)
  • One Second Team All-Region player (Adam Norblom)
  • School records broken Austin Moore: Career ERA 1.92

2013: 41-21 overall record

  • Empire Conference (20-10 league record)
  • Region IX Playoffs (4-2 in tournament)
  • Professional Draft: Sam Wilson 8th Round to Chicago Cubs, Orrin Sears to Atlanda Braves (at Arizona Christian University)
  • First Team All American (Pitcher): Sam Wilson
  • First Team All-American (Designated Hitter): Sam Wilson
  • Academic All-American:  Mark Hendrick and Stephen Heyliger
  • Sam Wilson 1st in nation pitching wins 11, 4th in the nation in batting averasge .434, 10th in the nation in ERA 1.33. Austin Moore 43rd in the nation in ERA 2.00
  • Lamar Community College: 10th in nation in team batting .341
  • Five First Team All-Region players (Sam Wilson, Austin Moore, Connor Crane, Nate Ross, Josh Day)
  • Three Second Team All-Region players (Brett Bernal, Kyle Tinius, Nick Halliday)

2012: 48-12 overall record, Empire Conference Champions

  • Empire Conference Champions (25-4 league record)
  • Region IX Champions (4-1 in tournament)
  • Second Team All-American:  Pier-Olivier Dostaler
  • Rawlings Division I Big Stick Award:  Pier-Olivier Dostaler
  • Academic All-American:  Tony Schicktanz
  • Jackson Gooch 1st in nation RBI 73 and 2nd in the nation in home runs 18,  Garrett Yost 3rd  in the nation in home runs 17 and 9th in the nation RBI 67, Pier-Olivier Dostaler 20th  in nation in individual hitting .442
  • Lamar Community College: 4th in nation in team batting .353; 7th in nation in team win/loss percentage at 80%
  • Season school records broken: Pier-Olivier Dostaler: hits (100), triples (7)
  • Career school records broken:  Pier-Olivier Dostaler: hits (179)
  • Three First Team All-Region players (Jackson Gooch, Pier-Olivier Dostaler, Garrett Yost)
  • Five Second Team All-Region players (Jake Klauck, Tony Schicktanz, Mark Hendrick, Dillon Moritz, Casey Christiansen)

2011: 47-17 overall record

  • Empire Conference Champions (25-4 league record)
  • Region IX Champions (4-1 in tournament)
  • First All-American:  Arturo Maltos-Garcia
  • Brandon Ward-Hersee 2nd  in nation strike outs per inning 1.57,
  • Arturo Maltos-Garcia 5th in the nation in strike outs per inning 1.48,
  • Brandon Ward-Hersee 3rd in nation in saves with 10,
  • Ben Lahn 7th in nation in home runs with 16,
  • Tim Zufall 23rd in nation in home runs with 12,
  • Shane Zaruba 23rd in the nation in individual pitching with 2.05 ERA
  • Lamar Community College: 17th in nation in team win/loss percentage at 73%
  • Season school records broken: Arturo Maltos-Garcia: innings pitched (94), strike outs (139), games started (17)
  • Career school records broken:  Arturo Maltos-Garcia: strike outs (202), games started (28); Brandon Ward-Hersee: appearances (63), saves (35)
  • Five First Team All-Region players (Beh Lahn, Jackson Gooch, Pier-Olivier Dostaler, Arturo Maltos-Garcia, Tim Zufall)
  • Three Second Team All-Region players (Bobby Lewis, Shane Zaruba, Brandon Ward-Hersee)

2010: 48-12 overall record

  • Empire Conference Champions (24-6 league record)
  • Region IX Champions (4-0 in tournament)
  • Honorable Mention All-American:  Brandon Ward-Hersee
  • Brandon Ward-Hersee 1st in nation save with 25 (NJCAA record)
  • Lamar Community College: 8th in nation in win/loss percentage, 15th in nation in team fielding percentage
  • Academic All-American: Eric Dorton 3.6 and Logan Lippert 3.74
  • Season school records broken: Brandon Ward-Hersee: Saves (25), Appearances (37), Michael Oberto pitching wins (13)
  • Career school records broken:  Brandon Ward-Hersee: Saves (25)
  • Three All-District players (Brandon Ward-Hersee, Logan Lippert, Eric Dorton)
  • Four First Team All-Region players (Logan Lippert, Eric Dorton, Max Milot, Brandon Ward-Hersee)
  • Three Second Team All-Region players (Tanner Waite, Travis Hayes, Michael Oberto)

2009: 25-26 overall record

  • Empire conference 4th place (14-16 league record)
  • Distinguished Academic All-American: Dave Kaplan 4.0 GPA
  • Three First Team All-Region players (Brandon Van Riper, Zach Krueger, Travis Hayes)
  • One Second Team All-Region player (Tanner Waite)

2008: 32-23 overall record

  • Empire Conference 2nd place finish (20-12 league record)
  • Distinguished Academic All-American Kyle Gumieny (4.0)
  • Two First Team All-Region players (Garrett Cook, Brandon Van Riper)
  • Four Second Team All-Region players (Dan Neumann, Kyle Gumieny, Josh Payne, Zach Krueger)

2007: 31-23 overall record

  • Empire Conference Champions (20-12 league record)
  • Willy Kesler: 3rd in the nation in Individual Pitching .818 ERA and 18 th strike outs with 103
  • Academic All-American Taylor Perse (3.67)
  • Season school records broken: Willy Kesler ERA (.82), complete games (10)
  • Career record broken: Willy Kesler ERA (2.02)
  • Three First Team All-Region players (Willy Kesler, Kyle Gumieny, Austin Buck)
  • One Second Team All-Region player (Jim Morgan)
  • All-District player: Willy Kesler 

2006: 43-15-1 overall record

  • Final ranking 14th in the country
  • Empire Conference Champions (26-7 league record)
  • 2006 Region IX Tournament Champions
  • 2006 Western District Playoffs
  • 21st in the Nation in Team Win/Loss Percentage at .728%
  • Seth Loman 10 th in the nation in Home Runs (16)
  • 1st Team All-American Levi Tapia
  • Distinguished Academic All-American Sean Gleason (3.82)
  • Season school records broken: Sean Gleason innings pitched (92), games started (16), Levi Tapia triples (7), Austin Buck walks (52)
  • Career record broken:  Sean Gleason strike outs (175) tie
  • Three First Team All-Region players (Seth Loman, Levi Tapia, Sean Gleason)
  • Two Second Team All-Region players (Derek Colbert, Nick Naegele)
  • All-District player – Levi Tapia

2005: 51-12 overall record

  • Final ranking 4th in the country
  • Empire Conference Champions (37-2 league record)
  • 2005 Region IX Tournament Champions
  • 2005 Western District Playoffs
  • 1st in the Nation in Team Win/Loss Percentage at .822%
  • 12th in the Nation in Team Batting Average at .339 (wood bat)
  • Seth Gilleland 4th in the nation in Strike Outs (117), Curt Morgan 25th (86)
  • Leo Radkowski 19th in the nation in Home Runs (12), Seth Loman tie for 19th (12)
  • Seth Loman 21st in the nation in RBI (62)
  • Jesse Shriner 3rd Team All-American
  • Leo Radkowski 3rd Team All-American
  • Academic All-Americans Jason Enewold, Zach Gregersen
  • Career record broken: Seth Gilleland – strike outs (175)
  • Four All-District players (Leo Radkwoski, Jesse Shriner, Seth Loman, Braden Keith)
  • Seven First Team All-Region players (Jesse Shriner, Chad Steiner, Braden Keith, Seth Loman, Leo Radkowski, Justin Crow, Seth Gilleland)
  • Three Second Team All-Region players (Joe Balbas, Curt Morgan, Sean Gleason)

2004: 50-12 overall record

  • Final ranking 10th in the country
  • Empire Conference Regular Season Champions (35-1 league record)
  • 2004 Regional Champions
  • 2004 Southwestern District Playoffs
  • 5th in the Nation in Team Win/Loss Percentage at .806%
  • 12th in the Nation in Team Batting Average at .339 (wood bat)
  • Jesse Shriner 1st Team All-American
  • Josh Cooper 3rd Team All-American
  • Chad Cullers Academic All-American
  • Jesse Shriner 4th in the nation in RBI’s (82), Andy Swayze 15th (64), Chad Steiner 25th (57)
  • Josh Cooper 12th in the nation in Strike outs (89), Seth Gilleland 23rd (58)
  • Josh Cooper 14th in the nation in Individual Pitching (2.14), Seth Gilleland 21st (2.29)
  • Jesse Shriner 24th in the nation in Individual Hitting (.432)
  • Career record broken: Chris Johns: Wins (12)
  • Six First Team All-Region players (Jesse Shriner, Andy Swayze, Chad Steiner, Josh Cooper, Chris Johns, Chad Cullers)
  • Six Second Team All-Region players (Adam Frank, Pat Harris, Leo Radkowski, Seth Tartler, Seth Gilleland, Brandon Bailey)

2003: 49-12 overall record

  • Overall Record: 49-12
  • Region IX finish: First (37-2)
  • Regional Tournament: First (3-0)
  • Southwest District: Second (1-2)
  • College World Series: (0-0)
  • 1st Team All-Americans: Ian Bladergroen, Andy Scholl
  • Honorable Mention All-American: Chris Johns
  • Distinguished Academic All-Americans: David Kiefer, Andy Scholl, and Derrick Blackard
  • 1st Team All-Region: Ian Bladergroen, Andy Scholl, Jason Crosland, David Kiefer, Chris Johns
  • Ian Bladergroen 1st in the Nation in Home Runs with 32
  • Ian Bladergroen 2nd in the Nation in RBI with 86
  • 2nd in the Nation in Home Runs with 26: Andy Scholl
  • 3rd in the Nation in Home Runs with 23: Jason Crosland
  • 3rd in the Nation in RBI with 81: Andy Scholl
  • 18th in the Nation batting average with .439: Ian Bladergroen
  • 19th in the Nation Strike outs with 70: Sean Clancy
  • 22nd in the Nation batting average with .438: Todd Morben
  • 13th ranking in final NJCAA poll: May 2002
  • 3rd ranking in Preseason NJCAA poll: January 2003
  • 6th in the Nation in Individual Batting at .472: Andy Scholl
  • 6th in the Nation in RBI with 72: Jason Crosland
  • 8th in the Nation in Stolen Bases with 34: Jesse Brownell
  • 10th in the Nation in Home Runs with 15: Jason Cox
  • 10th in the Nation in RBI with 67: David Kiefer
  • 11th in the Nation Individual pitching with 1.77 ERA: Chris Johns

2002: 59-5 overall record (school record), World Series Final Four

  • World Series Final Four Appearance and final ranking 3rd in the country
  • Empire Conference Regular Season Championship (34-1 league record)
  • 1st in the Nation in Team Batting Average at .404
  • 1st Team All-American Ian Bladergroen, 6th in the Nation Home Runs, 3rd in RBI’s, and 18th in Batting Average
  • Honorable Mention All-American Kurt Welch voted Defensive Player of the year in the Southwestern District
  • Brandon McCarthy 1st in the Nation in Strike outs, Greg Atencio 3rd, Don Clement 6th, and Sean Clancy 19th
  • Ben Buck 3rd in the Nation in Saves
  • Doug Beck and Jesse Sotelo tied for 6th in Nation in Home Runs
  • Todd Morben 22nd in the Nation in Batting Average
  • School record for Team ERA at 2.70
  • School record for Team Batting Average at .394
  • 10 team school records broken in 2002 (six in pitching)
  • Individual school records broken: Kurt Welch (25 doubles), Sean Clancy & Brandon McCarthy (wins 12), Ben Buck (season ERA: 1.06 & career ERA: 2.07), Ben Buck (saves 9 & career saves 18), Terry Montoya & Jarame Beaupre (40 career appearances)
  • Eight First Team All-Region players (Greg Atencio, Brandon McCarthy, Don Clement, Kurt Welch, Ian Bladergroen, Doug Beck, Scott Balster, Jason Cox)
  • Three Second Team All-Region players (Jesse Sotelo, Andy Scholl, Sean Clancy)

2001: 46-10 overall record

  • Empire Conference finish: 1st (21-3)
  • 1st team All-Region—Mike Luther, Doug Beck, Matt Lenertz, Bryan Stelmack, Aaron Smith, Ryan Meaux, Ruben Renteria
  • 2nd Team All-American—Bryan Stelmack
  • Bryan Stelmack 1st in nation in HRs, 4th in RBIs, 5th in BA
  • Ben Buck 3rd in nation in saves
  • Jarame Beaupre 4th in nation in saves
  • Terry Montoya 9th in nation in saves
  • Todd Morben 12 in nation in HR, 21st in RBIs
  • Doug Beck 24 in nation in HRs, 25th in RBIs
  • Aaron Smith 25 in nation in strikeouts
  • Team batting average of .367 was 5th in nation
  • Ranked 13th in final NJCAA poll

2000: 36-24 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 2nd (15-9)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Anthony Lovato, Tyler Carson, Shawn Brooks, Matt Deichert, Dave Trujillo, Dave Marsh
  • Honorable Mention All-American—Anthony Lovato
  • Anthony Lovato 5th in nation in home runs (22)

1999: 37-19 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 2nd (14-8)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Dan Wells, Tyler Carson, Dan Trumble, Matt Deichert, Phil Aragon
  • 1st Team All-American—Dan Wells
  • 1st Team Academic All-American—Joe Jensen
  • Dan Wells 2nd in nation in home runs (32) and 3rd in RBI (97)
  • Deke DeCrow was 7th in nation in batting average at .467
  • Team batting average of .387 was 2nd in nation
  • Ranked nationally in May

1998: 42-22 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 2nd (11-13)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Kevin Thomas, Matt Masiarek, Jeff Bloomer
  • 3rd Team All-American—Kevin Thomas
  • 1st Team Academic All-Americans—Kevin Thomas, Albie Boognl
  • Kevin Thomas 10th in nation in team batting average at.471 and 4th in nation in steals with 44
  • Matt Masiarek was 7th in nation in home runs (21)
  • Jeff Bloomer was 10th in nation with 99 strikeouts
  • 6th in nation in team battiner average at .385

1997: 34-24 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 2nd (8-8)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Jeff Bloomer, Corey Heredia, Albie Boognl, Clint Barr, Josh LaRue
  • 1st Team Academic All-American—Clint Barr
  • Jeff Bloomer 12th in nation in home runs (19)
  • Team batting average of .346 was 11th in nation

1996: 40-16 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 2nd (9-7)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Wayne Lenertz, Brad Reiner,Josh See, Josh Castro
  • 1st Team Academic All-American—Jim Katzer
  • Brad Reiner 1st in nation in steals with 60
  • Team 1st in nation in steals with 176
  • Team batting average of .353 8th in nation
  • National ranking of 23 in April

1995: 37-23 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 1st (6-2)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Lance McCorkle, Marc Fagnan, Wayne Lenertz, Jason Brandenburg, Josh See
  • Marc Fagnan 5th in nation in steals (41)
  • Wayne Lenertz 7th in nation in RBIs (70)
  • Team batting average of .344 was 15th in nation
  • Nationally ranked 5/10/95

1994: 31-26 overall record

  • Region IX finish: 2nd (2-6)
  • 1st Team All-Region—Steve Marquez, Teddy Duran
  • Third Team All-American—Teddy Duran, .444 BA
  • Steve Marquez 12th in nation in home runs (14)
  • Top 15 in nation in team batting at .337