Aurora Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks announce theirSchedule and Roster

April 19, 2006




April 17, 2006


The Aurora Dolan & Murphy Shamrocks announce theirSchedule and Roster as they prepare for a competitive 2006 season. TheShamrocks finished the 2005 season with a 37-15 record, winning the 2005Dick Tracy Tournament, 2005 Bowling Green Tournament, and the 2005 ISCNorthern Illinois Travel League.  Below is a partial schedule alongwith a roster and player profiles for the 2006 season. 

Dolan & Murphy Schedule:

20-21  Rockford, IL Dick Tracy
26-28  Walcott, IA Quad City Memorial

9-11   Midland, MI Midland Invitational
16-18  Aurora, IL Northern IL Travel League

7-9    Denmark, WI Boys of Summer 
14-16  Aurora, IL AFSA Classic
22-23  Thompson, IL Northern IL Travel League
29-30  Middleton, WI The Farm 
3-6    South Bend, IN ASA Open National
11-19  Kitchener, ON ISC Worlds

Dolan & Murphy Roster/Profiles:

Head Coach Brian Carson
Manager Robin Reder

Juan Potolichio(P)

Coming back for his second year with the team. He hasa great work ethic and an even better attitude. Member of Argentinean Nationalteam. Had an ERA of 0.36 in 2001 Junior Fastball World Championships. NamedMVP pitcher of multiple tournaments in his homeland of Argentina and hepitched his team to a victory in the championship game at the ArgentinaNationals.

Jason Iuli(P)

Was Shamrocks best pitcher in 2004 (16-13). Memberof Samoan national team. Played in competitive Southern Californian Fastballleague.  Won two big semifinal games in '04 leading the Shamrocksto the Championships in those tournaments.  Has been working extremelyhard in the off-season on both his pitching and hitting, providing justanother threat at the plate for the shamrocks.

Mike Drew (1B/DH)

After playing 25 years of major fastball, Mike is avery productive player and a hard working leader with an abundance of experienceto share. He has been named to three All American teams and one All Worldteam. He has been named to numerous Master's All American teams.

John Sudges(1B/DH)

Has been the leading hitter in the World tournament(1999) and has been named to two All World teams. He has 20+ years of fastballexperience and has helped with the development of the Shamrocks young talent.John has been selected to three national Team Camps and won a NationalChampionship in 1995 with the Decatur Pride.

Luis Saldena(OF/IF)

Luis was an outstanding pickup last year. He hits forboth power and average and brings a distinct swagger to the team. He hasan outstanding arm and can play any position. Three time All conferencebaseball in Chicago Public League for Senn High School and he pitched ClassA in homeland of Puerto Rico.

Brian Tobin(C/DH)

Has the ability to lead team in home runs, he has deceptivespeed and can carry the team with his bat when he gets hot. He works wellwith the shamrocks young pitching staff and will fill the role of a thirdpitcher when needed.  Brian will also be contributing to some of thecoaching decisions this season.

Jarod Gutesha(OF/DH)

He was the MVP of the ISC 23-under World Championshipsin 2003. Jarod had no problems making the jump to the Major level in '04.One of brightest future stars in Fastball, he continues to hit for poweras he fine tunes his strike zone.

Cooper Carson(2B/OF)

Cooper was also a member of the 2003 ISC 23-under Champions. He has surprising pop in his bat and has the ability to challengethe best pitchers in the game. Coop has quick hands and is dangerous anywherein the lineup. He has adjusted well to splitting time between the infieldand the outfield and has a bright future in the game.

Adam Perkins(3B/OF)

Was an ISC 23-under All Tournament selection in 2003and won the 23-under World Championship that same year. He is strong defensivelyat third base and continues to improve as a hitter. Adam is full of energyat all times and has come into his own as a player and a leader.

Dave Perkins(SS)

Named to 2004 ISC 23-under All Tournament team andwas a member of 2003 23-under World Champions (ATMI Precast). He is knownfor his intensity and hard-nosed play. Intelligent, hard-working hitteralways looking to improve his game. He is a team player that is a key pieceof Aurora Fastball's future as he has accepted more off-field duties toensure the success of the team.

Dave Schuett(1B/OF)

Dave earned All Tournament honors in the 2000 ISC 23-underin Mankato, MN (ATMI Precast).  He was also a key member of the 23-underWorld Champion ATMI Pre-Cast. Dave returns for his second year with theShamrocks, bringing four years of ISC World Tournament experience.  Hehas an excellent glove at first base and can play the outfield as well.Clearly the tallest player on the team at 6'5.

DJ Cox(OF)

This will be DJ's first year with Dolan and Murphy.DJ was named to 2004 ISC 23-under All Tournament team (ATMI Precast).  DJwas team captain at Tennessee Temple University where he was named theMost Outstanding Player on Offense and was the All-Region First Team-CharlieHustle Award Winner. He finished his collegiate career in top 5 in Hitsand top ten in batting average in school history. He is a pesky hitterwith outstanding speed. Much like Cooper, he has a little more pop in hisbat than people realize. He was a big part of ATMI's success over the lastfew years and looks forward to roaming CF for the Shamrocks.

Andrew Havercroft(C)

This will be Andrew's first year with Dolan & Murphyas he will be traveling from Perth, Australia for his first season in theUS.  Andrew went 5 for 12 at last years ISC in Eau Claire, WI withthe Alleroed Penguins of Denmark.  He plays a variety of positions,has a strong arm and power from the left side of the plate.  Andrewis highly recommended and is known for his great attitude and strong workethic.  He will be a great addition to our catching staff, allowingLuis to roam the field more often.

Jay Lavender(OF)

This will be Jay's first year playing fastball as hemakes the jump from Aurora University to a Men's Major player.  Theformer AU outfielder was named a 2005 NCAA Division III First-Team All-American,National Collegiate Baseball NCAA, Writers Association NCAA Division IIICentral Region Hitter of the Year, First-Team All-Central Region, NorthernIllinois-Iowa Conference (NIIC) Hitter of the Year, First-Team All-NIICand AU's 2005 Male Athlete of the Year.  His athleticism will be agreat addition to our team and we look forward to watching him developas a fastpitch hitter.