Roadrunner Baseball | 2016 – 2017 Roster


AC Baseball Team Photo 2_2017

#NameClassPosHtWtB/THigh School/Hometown
1Dylan RiversFrINF5'10160R/RHardin Jefferson/Sour Lake
2Antonio LimaSoINF5'9160R/RGrapevine High
3Cody CashSoRHP5'10170R/RHardin Jefferson/Sour Lake
4Tucker ReddenSoC6'1185R/RRockport/(Ranger JUCO)
5Jarod SprinkleFrP6'3200R/RCentral
6Roberto MalinowskiSoC6'0185R/RKlein Oak/Houston
7Nathan MirandaSoINF5'10175R/RSan Antonio
8Josh ElvirSoOF6'2210L/RClear Falls/League City/(Galv. JUCO)
9Evian BenjaminFrOF6'0185R/REpiscopal/Houston/(SHSU)
10Alec PazFrOF6'2180R/RPlano West/Dallas
12Chris BoothFrP/INF6'0205R/RLivingston
13Aaron BowleySOOF6'1180L/RTomball
14Jacob FinkeSoOF6'2180R/RPearland
15Max JacobyFrOF5'10166L/LAustin
16C.J. PyeSoC6'0195S/RC.E. King/Houston
18Jeremy RodriguezFrRHP6'0175R/RCy Creek/Houston
19Brett RogersSoRHP6'1160R/RElkins/Sugarland
20Clayton HillFrRHP5'11180R/RHudson/Lufkin
21Grant CoxSoLHP6'1185L/LSt. Thomas Moore/Lafayette Louisiana
22Christian LeonardFrINF6'2200L/RSt. Thomas Moore/Lafayette Louisiana
24Nick BowmanFrLHP6'2185L/LAustin
25Blake LazarineFrINF6'2230L/RLufkin
26Garrett HermannFrP/INF6'4210R/RCy Ranch/Houston
27Kyle AllenFrRHP6'0195R/RCy Fair/Houston
28Garrett KochakianFrINF6'2205R/RCalvary Baptist Academy/Shreveport
31Tyler BrocknerSoRHP6'0190R/RHomeschool/Cleveland
32Bailey HolsteinSoRHP6'2225R/RDenham Springs/LA
33Hagan HartmanFrRHP6'1190R/RCy Woods/Houston
34Jesse CravyFrINF/P6'1205S/RHudson/Lufkin
Head Baseball Coach: Jeff Livinjlivin@angelina.edu936-633-5367
Asst. Baseball Coach: Adam Massiatteamassiatte@angelina.edu936-633-4540
Asst. Baseball Coach: Andrew Elkins
Manager: Gavin Howe
Trainer: Maverick
Athletic Director: Guy Davis
Sports Information Director: Gary Stallardgstallard@angelina.edu
 
1 – Dylan Rivers

6’0”

Weight: 160

Position: INF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Sour Lake, TX/Sam Harden-Jefferson HS

HS Honors: All-District

Major: Business

Parents: LeAnne and Paul Rivers
2 – Antonio Lima

5’9”

Weight: 160

Position: INF

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Grapevine, TX/Grapevine HS

HS Honors lst Team All-District; 2nd Team All-District; District Defensive MVP

Major: Kinesiology

Parents: Maribel and Paul Lima
9 – Cody Cash

5’10”

Weight: 170

Position: RHP

B/T: C/OF


Sophomore

Sour Lake, TX/Hardin Jefferson HS

HS Honors: All-District, Pitcher of the Year, 2nd Team All-District Defensive Back

Major: Undecided

Parents: Renee and Victor Cash
4 – Tucker Redden

6’2”

Weight: 170

Position: C

B/T: R/R

Sophomore
Rockport, TX/Rockport-Fulton HS (Range College)

HS Honors: Class 4A All-State Catcher, District MVP, 1st Team All-District (2015)

Collegiate: Honors Ranger College Baseball MVP

Major: Undecided

Parents: Tammy and Tim Redden, Sr.
5 – Jarod Sprinkle

6’3”

Weight: 200

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Lufkin, TX/Polk Central HS

HS Honors: MVP Pitcher; All-District INF

Major: General Curriculum

Parents: Christel and Tim Sprinkle
3 – Roberto Malinowski

5’11”

Weight: 185

Position: C

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Houston, TX/Klein Oak HS (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi)

HS Honors: All-District; Team MVP; Team Best Hitter

Collegiate Honors: JUCO All-Star Game Selection

Major: Pre-medical

Parents: Maricamaren Tejada and Chris Malinowski
7 – Nathan Miranda

5’11”

Weight: 165

Position: INF

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

San Antonio, TX/O'Connor HS

HS Honors 1st Team All District; 2nd Team All-District; Perfect Game Honorable Mention

Collegiate Honors: JUCO All-Star Game Selection; 1st Team All-Region;
1st Team All-Conference

Major: Nursing

Parents: Rose and Gabriel Miranda
8 – Josh Elvir

6’2”

Weight: 215

Position: OF

B/T: L/R

Sophomore

League City, TX/Clear Falls HS (Galveston CC)

Major: Kinesiology

Parents: Stacy and Rick Elvir
9 – Evian Benjamin

6’0”

Weight: 185

Position: INF

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Houston, TX/Episcopal HS (Sam Houston State University)

HS Honors: All-Houston, All-District

Major: Health Sciences

Parents: Nicole Benjamin
10 – Alec Paz

6'2”

Weight: 200

Position: OF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Dallas, TX/Plano West HS

HS Honors: 2nd Team All-District

Major: Kinesiology

Parents: Jessica Rocha and Andre Wilson
12 – Chris Booth

6'0”

Weight: 200

Position: P/INF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Livingston, TX/Livingston HS

HS Honors: 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-District (2016); Honorable Mention (2015); Offensive MVP (2015)

Major: Math

Parents: Sandra and Jimmy Monroe
13 – Aaron Bowley

6'1”

Weight: 180

Position: OF


B/T: L/R

Sophomore

Tomball, TX/Tomball HS

Major: Industrial Distribution

Parents: Ray and Jamie Bowley
14 – Jacob Finke

6'1”

Weight: 180

Position: OF

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Pearland, TX/Pearland HS

Major: Management

Parents: Jill and John Finke
15 – Max Jacoby

5'10”

Weight: 166

Position: OF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Austin, TX/Bowie HS

HS Honors: 2nd Team All-District

Major: Business

Parents: Debbie and Ron Jacoby
18 – C.J. Pye

6'0”

Weight: 195

Position: C

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Houston, TX/C.E. King HS

HS Honors:1st Team All-District; Two-Time 2nd Team All-District

Major: Wildlife Management/Welding

Parents: Christine Pye and Eric Goodman
18 – Jeremy Rodriguez

6'1”

Weight: 175

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Houston, TX/Cy Creek HS

HS Honors:Academic All-District, 1st Team All-District, 3rd Team All-Houston, Perfect Game All-Tournament Team (2016); 1st Team All-District, All-Houston Honorable Mention, Academic All-District, H6AB Junior All-Star (2015)

Major: Chemical Engineering

Parents: Robin and Rito Rodriguez
19 – Brett Rogers

6'1”

Weight: 160

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Missouri City, TX/Elkins HS

Major: General Education/Science

Parents: Karen and Mike Rogers
20 – Clayton Hill

5'11”

Weight: 180

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Lufkin, TX/Hudson HS

Major: Business

Parents: Margot and Smitty Hill
21 – Grant Cox

6'1”

Weight: 185

Position: LHP

B/T: L/L

Sophomore

Lafayette, LA/St. Thomas Moore HS

HS Honors All-District (Pitcher)

Major: Business

Parents: Kay and Kelly Cox
22 – Christian Leonard

6'2”

Weight: 200

Position: INF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Lafayette, LA/St. Thomas Moore HS

HS Honor 1st Team All-District Pitcher

Major: Undeclared

Parents: Christine and Lee Leonard
24 – Nick Bowman

6'2”

Weight: 185

Position: LHP

B/T: L/L

Freshman

Round Rock, TX/Cedar Ridge HS

Major: Kinesiology

Parents: Debbie and Lindsey Bowman
25 – Blake Lazarine

6'2”

Weight: 220

Position: INF

B/T: L/R

Freshman

Lufkin, TX/Lufkin HS

HS Honors:Offensive MVP District 16-5A; All-State Honorable Mention
Major: Health and Physical Education

Major: Health and Physical Education

Parents: Karen and John Lazarine
26 – Garrett

6'5”

Weight: 220

Position: P/INF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Houston, TX/Cy Ranch HS

HS Honors: State Champion, 1st Team All-District, Academic All-District (2015); 2nd Team All-District, Academic All-State (2016)

Major: Undecided

Parents: Jackie and Gary Hermann
27 – Kyle Allen

6'1”

Weight: 195

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Houston, TX/Cy Fair HS

HS Honors 2nd All-District

Major: Business

Parents: Michelle and Doug Allen
28 – Garrett Kochakian

6'3”

Weight: 210

Position: INF

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Shreveport, LA/Calvary Baptist Academy

HS Honors:State Champion (2012); 1st Team All-District

Major: Kinesiology

Parents: Jamie and Tim Kochakian
31 – Tyler Brockner

6'0”

Weight: 190

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Cleveland, TX/Home Schooled

Major: General Business

Parents: Jan and Paul Brockner
32 – Bailey Holstein

6'2”

Weight: 225

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Sophomore

Denham Springs, LA/Denham Springs HS

HS Honors District MVP, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-District

Major: Business

Parents: Myra and Thomas Holstein
33 – Hagan Hartman

6'3”

Weight: 190

Position: RHP

B/T: R/R

Freshman

Houston, TX/Cy Woods HS

HS Honors 2nd Team All-District

Major: Undecided

Parents: Jennifer and Nathan Mitchell
34 – Jesse Cravy

6'0”

Weight: 230

Position: INF/RHP

B/T: S/R

Freshman

Lufkin, TX/Hudson HS

HS Honors 1st Team All-District

Major: General Studies/Science

Parents: Marty and Jesse Cravy II
Head Coach Jeff Livin is beginning his twentieth season at Angelina College. In 2015, his Roadrunners advanced to the conference tournament championship game and were a win away from Livin’s first trip to the national tournament in Colorado. AC finished as runners-up, the best finish by a Roadrunner baseball team in program history.

Before arriving at AC, Coach Livin was the head coach at Wayland Baptist University from 1991-1995. He was elected as the Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1995. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at Southwest Texas State University and Southwestern University. Coach Livin played collegiate baseball at Southwestern University. He was selected in the 15th round of the 1984 draft and played for the Houston Astros organization for four years.
Livin’s Roadrunners have averaged more than 30 wins per season since 2003; AC was a conference co-champion in 2005 following a 46-14 season. In his tenure at Angelina College Coach Livin has had more than 40 players selected in the major league draft. Thus far, seventeen former Roadrunners have gone on to play professional ball, including four former ‘Runners on major-league rosters in 2015. In 2005 Coach Livin was honored as Region XIV North Coach of the Year; and in 2008, he was inducted into the Clarinda A’s Hall of Fame. In 2013, Livin notched his 500th win as the Roadrunners’ skipper.

Coach Livin and his wife Cindy have three children: Cassidy, Jessie, and Tanner.
Asst. Baseball Coach: Adam Massiatte enters his first season with Angelina College after spending nine years as a head coach in the high school ranks. As the head coach at St. Pius X High School, Massiatte helped mold a powerhouse: His teams won two state championships (2009 and 2012) and finished as state finalists in 2013. In addition, St. Pius won district championships in 2011 and 2012, earning Massiatte the 2012 Private School Coach of the Year award. Massiatte’s teams were nationally ranked for two straight years.

Before his stint at St. Pius, Massiatte served as the head coach for Lutheran High North.

Massiate’s playing career included two years at Blinn College and two years at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He earned his associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Blinn College and his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from UL-L. Massiatte received his teacher certification (K-12 in physical education and health from Houston Community College.

Massiatte and his wife Gina have two children, Avery Lynn and Addison Reid.