Furman University

2013 Furman Baseball Yearbook

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2013 FURMAN UNIVERSITY p BASEBALL Player Profiles 14 19 Steven FONDU Andrew MACLATCHIE Katonah, New York Fordham Prep RHP p 6-0 p 200 p Freshman Charlotte, North Carolina Providence High School C p 6-3 p 205 p Freshman High School: 2012 graduate of Fordham Preparatory School...baseball coach was Pat Deane... pitched and played outfield...as a junior helped lead his squad to an Elite 8 City finish by hitting .300 with 10 RBI...played with the World Yacht Clippers in the summer and was named team MVP in 2011 after pacing his squad on the mound with the lowest ERA and most strikeouts while also topping the Clippers at the plate. Personal: Full name is Steven Henry Fondu...born July 29, 1994, in Katonah, New York...son of Henry and Karen Fondu...older brother Rob played outfield and was a four-year letterman for Furman (2008-11). 20 High School: 2012 graduate of Providence (4A) High School...baseball coach was Danny Hignight...played catcher and center field...member of three Southwest Conference regular season and conference tournament championship teams at Providence...first team all-conference and Charlotte All-Observer team selection as a senior after keying his squad to a 25-3 record...squad was ranked as high as eighth nationally during the season by ESPN...hit .350 and led off the 2011 campaign with home runs in his first four at bats...served as Providence's team captain as both a sophomore and junior and plays summer ball with the South Charlotte Panthers, where he was twice selected to the annual "Battle of the Border" All-Star Games. Personal: Full name is Andrew Grant MacLatchie...born May 31, 1994, in Santa Monica, California...son of Scott and Laurie MacLatchie. 44 Ryan GRIFFITH Gainesville, Georgia Gainesville High School RHP/UT p 5-11 p 175 p Freshman High School: 2012 graduate of Gainesville (3A) High School...baseball coach was Jeremy Kemp... played third base and outfield, and also pitched during his prep career...earned all-area and allregion honors as an outfielder in keying Gainesville to a 32-2 record, region championship, and state playoff semifinal appearance in 2012...squad ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in ESPN's Powerade Fab 50...named all-area and all-region as a junior in 2011 after posting a 2-0 record and 3.15 ERA while also batting .411 with three home runs, 40 RBI, and 15 stolen bases on a squad that notched a 24-7 record...four-year letterman...also played wide receiver in Gainesville's football program, helping the Red Elephants to four consecutive region championships and state playoff appearances...played summer ball with Team Gwinnett, keying his team to a 2010 Perfect Game, 16U BCS Tournament third place finish. Personal: Full name is Ryan Cooper Griffth...born December 21, 1993, in Gainesville, Georgia... son of Jason and Michele Griffith. Harry NORMAN Montgomery, Alabama Loveless Academic Magnet School LHP p 6-1 p 205 p Freshman High School: 2012 graduate of Loveless (3A) Academic Magnet School...baseball coach was Rocky Smith...pitched and played center field...posted a 6-5 record as a junior, recording 63 strikeouts in 64 innings...batted .356 with 18 RBI that season...also starred in basketball, averaging 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds perf game during the 2010-11 season...played club baseball with the Bama Bombers. Personal: Full name is Harry Dickson Norman II...born September 15, 1993, in Montgomery, Alabama...son of Keith and Teresa Norman...brother, Miller, attended Furman before transferring to the University of Alabama. 25 Max KADISH Cincinnati, Ohio Wyoming High School UT p 5-8 p 180 p Freshman High School: 2012 graduate of Wyoming High School...baseball coach was Chris Fiehrer...threetime All-Cincinnati Hills League (CHL) and two-time all-city selection as a shortstop...served as captain for a second straight year and hit .494 as a senior in keying his squad to a 17-12 record and Division II region runner-up finish...batted .514 in 2011, his junior year, and .451 as a sophomore...finished his career with more than 100 hits...named All-CHL in football as a defensive back his junior year after keying his squad to a league championship, and as a wide receiver his senior season...served as football team captain in 2012. Personal: Full name is Max Aaron Kadish...born October 24, 1993, in Cincinnati, Ohio...son of Scott and Melissa Kadish...brother, Ian, played baseball at Marshall from 2008-11 and is now in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. 27 Jordan SIMPSON Mason, Ohio Moeller High School 2B/SS p 6-1 p 190 p Freshman High School: 2012 graduate of Moeller High School...baseball coach was Tim Held and assistant coach was former Furman standout and All-Southern Conference catcher Tony Maccani (200507)...played shortstop and third base...two-time All-Greater Catholic League (GCL) selection... helped lead Moeller to 2012 state championship, winning 16 of its final 17 games en route to 26-3 campaign...member of four GCL title teams...hit .403 with 16 RBI, 25 runs, and 10 stolen bases on 2011 state poll championship squad...played summer ball with the Cincinnati Flames. Personal: Full name is Jordan M. Simpson...born November 4, 1993, in Cincinnati, Ohio...son of Scott and Denise Simpson...father played baseball at Tennessee (1982-83). 23

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