Derek Zander is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Tiger baseball program.

Zander joins the coaching staff after a two-year career playing for Iowa Wesleyan as a pitcher. In two years with the Tigers he pitched in 28 games, starting 20, and finished with an 8-8 record with a 5.47 earned run average and two saves. Zander pitched 110 1/3 innings and allowed 142 hits and 88 runs (67 earned) while striking out 64 and walking 51. He was a member of a pair of Midwest Collegiate Conference champion teams and was a starter on last year's squad which made it to the NAIA National Tournament.

Zander is a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., and transferred to IWC from Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa. He is a 2011 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan with a degree in Exercise Science and currently resides in Mount Pleasant.
2012 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2012 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Alex ZegersSROFR/R  St. Catharines, ON, CanadaSt. Catharines HS
2Nathan StruszJRSSR/R  North Aurora, Ill.Waubonsee (Ill.) CC
3Bobby LloydSRSSR/R  Coalinga, Calif.Coalinga HS/West Hills (Calif.) CC
4Erik AllenSRRHPR/R  Monrovia, Calif.Bethany (Calif.) Coll.
5Christian ArredondoSROFR/R  Sun Valley, Calif.Washington Adventist (Md.) U.
6David BarriosJRCR/R  Carrizal, VenezuelaUE Mercedez Moreno HS
7Todd ChristensenSRRHP/2BR/R  Redondo Beach, Calif.Redondo Union HS/West LA College
8Louis RiveraSRSSR/R  San Juan, Puerto RicoTexas Southern University
10Vincent CambruzziJRLHPL/L  Oakville, Ontario, CanadaSpoon River (Ill.) CC
12Ryan DanielsJRC/UtilR/R  Duarte, Calif.Glendale (Calif.) CC
14Edgar SilvaJRRHPR/R  Joliet, Ill.Joliet (Ill.) JC
15Drew KoeppelSR1B/OFL/R  Bartonville, Ill.Limestone HS/Illinois Central CC
16Steve AtkinsonSROFL/R  Chicago, Ill.St. Rita of Cascia HS
17Matt MartinezJROFR/R  Chula Vista, Calif.Southwestern CC
18Josh KwasnyJRRHPR/R  Mokena, Ill.Joliet (Ill.) JC
19Marco PrietoSRCR/R  Toa Baja, Puerto RicoVernon College
20Brad PollockJRRHPR/R  Payette, IdahoTreasure Valley (Idaho) CC
21Jacob SanchezSRRHPR/R  Brawley, Calif.Brawley HS/Imperial Valley CC
22Michael MendozaSROFR/R  San Gabriel, Calif.Temple City HS/Concordia (Calif.)
23Michael RosaJRC/PR/R  Santiago, Dominican RepublicColegio Padre Emiliano Tardif HS
24Jacob NeilsonJR1B/CR/R  Bakersfield, Calif.Bakersfield (Calif.) CC
25Corey AmersonSR3BR/R  Mount Pleasant, TexasTexas College
26Ryan DoeppelJROFR/R  Arcadia, Calif.Oklahoma State University
27Darryl SextonJRLHPL/L  Clinton, IowaEllsworth CC
28Andrew JurgesmeyerSR1B/3BR/R  Mexico, Mo.Mexico HS/John Wood (Ill.) CC
29Marcus LedbetterSRRHPR/R  Mount Pleasant, IowaWilliam Jewell (Mo.) College
30Joseph NeilsonJRRHPR/R  Bakersfield, Calif.Bakersfield (Calif.) CC
31Elliot ArmstrongFRSSR/R  Chicago, Ill.Southern University
32William BrownFRLHPL/L  Plano, Ill.Plano HS
33Josh GravesSORHPR/R  Ventura, Calif.Texas College
34Keith BullockJRRHPR/R  Alamo, Calif.Santa Rosa (Calif.) JC
35Colton HopwoodSRRHPR/R  Bloomfield, IowaDavis County HS/Indian Hills CC
36Jacob SchererSO3BR/R  Batavia, IowaCardinal HS
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Head Coach
1st season
Assistant Coach
1st season
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Assistant Coach
1st season