2015 Baseball
Record: 36-20 Home: 17-12 Away: 17-6 Neutral: 2-2 SSAC: 16-14
#19 Cooper Esslinger
Cooper Esslinger Image
6-2 | 240 | JR | 1B
Carriere, Miss.
East Mississippi CC

Personal: Son of Amy and Walt Esslinger ... Native of Picayune, Miss. ... Mathematics major ... Political Science minor ... Enjoys humanitarian causes

Previous College: East Mississippi CC ... Part of the football team that won the State and National Championship in 2013

High School: Picayune Memorial ... Played baseball under Coach Cayne Stockstill ... Played football under Coach Dodd Lee ... 2013 Cooper Esslinger Teammate of the Year Award

Club: Jackson 96ers

Other: Favorite athlete is Doug Mirabelli ... Favorite professional team is the Toronto Argonauts ... Favorite book is “Hatchet” ... Favorite movie is “Semipro” ... Favorite TV show is “House” ... Favorite home-cooked meal is chicken parmesan ... Favorite fast food is Taco Bell ... Celebrity dream date is Mary Tyler Moore ... Favorite ice cream is vanilla ... In 10 years, he will be coaching baseball in New Mexico ... Dream job is to be the head baseball coach at the University of New Mexico ... Won a State Championship in high school and a National Championship in college

 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2015 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSByron Fillingim*JRPR/R6-1205Wilmer, Ala.Bishop State CC
RSJacob Hollis*FRCR/R5-11195Columbus, Miss.New Hope HS
RSGarrett Waters*JRPR/R6-1175Theodore, Ala.Faulkner State CC
1Dane HowardSOP/OFR/R5-10170Deer Park, Ala.Washington County HS
2Tayler HardySROFL/R5-7170D'Iberville, Miss.MS Gulf Coast CC
3Cody WatersFRINFR/R5-9160Monroeville, Ala.Excel HS
4Jacob HydeSRP/DHR/R5-11180Satsuma, Ala.Pensacola State CC
5Jonathan GeorgeFRUTILR/R5-9210Sarasota, Fla.Braden River HS
6Donovan WhiteFR3BR/R6-1170Hurley, Miss.East Central HS
7Trey CockrellSR2B/PL/R5-11185Mobile, Ala.South Alabama
8Norberto TorresFR2B/OFR/R6-0170Toa Baja, P.R.American School
9Payne PalmerJRSSR/R5-9170Dothan, Ala.Rehobeth HS
11Travis TessandoriJRCFR/R5-11190Tehachapi, Calif.Taft CC
12Wes RunnelsSR1B/OFL/L6-0205Mobile, Ala.Snead State CC
13Dakota SpikesSR3BR/R6-2190Panama City, Fla.Gulf Coast CC
14Braxton HamilSR1B/OFL/L5-11187Mobile, Ala.Davidson HS
15Josh ShelleyJRPR/R6-2210Mobile, Ala.Bishop State CC
19Cooper EsslingerJR1BR/R6-2240Carriere, Miss.East Mississippi CC
20Troy AndrewsJRPR/R5-11175Theodore, Ala.Faulkner State CC
21Blake MathewsSRPR/R6-4205Mobile, Ala.St. Paul's Episcopal
23Tucker WardSRPR/R6-6245Saraland, Ala.Louisiana Tech
24Zach RobinsonSOOFR/R5-11195Gautier, Miss.Gautier HS
25Roman TestaniJROF/1BR/R5-10210Woolbridge, Ontario, CanadaTaft CC
28Chandler DurhamJRCR/R5-10198Phenix City, Ala.Gulf Coast CC
33Galen DoucetJRC/1BR/R5-11210Gulfport, Miss.Pearl River CC
34Charlie StevensonJRPR/R6-1225DeFuniak Springs, Fla.Walton HS
37Corey HaleSRPL/L6-7255Luverne, Ala.Enterprise CC
* Redshirt
Mike Jacobs Image
Head Coach
26th season
Jon Seymour Image
Assistant Coach
11th season