Gardner-Webb Baseball Set for the Dawg Bone World Series

FLOWERING SPRINGS, NC – The Gardner-Webb University baseball team is set for their annual Dawg Bone World Series to conclude the 2023 season in the fall.

The Dawg Bone World Series is the annual intersquad scrimmage for the baseball team. Both teams were drafted earlier in the week and split into two squads. The two teams were selected by Director of Baseball Operations/Developmental Assistant James Marshall and Head Developmental Coach Cam Medic.

The series will be three games, all played at Bill Masters Field at John Henry Moss Stadium. The game starts on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 pm The first pitch for game two is set for Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:45 pm Regardless of the results of the first two games, the third game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11:00 AM Admission to all three games is free to the public.

“We had an amazing fall, and what better way to put a cap on it than with the Dawg Bone World Series,” said Head Baseball Coach Jim Chester. “The players are ready to compete. It’s going to be an exciting three days.”

The Gardner-Webb baseball roster features 23 new players, with 12 of those transferring from Division-I schools. All-Conference players Mark Black and Humberto Torres also returns to Boiling Springs, along with the slugger Alec Burns.

The Gardner-Webb baseball program is coming off a 31-25 season with a fourth-place finish in the Big South conference, with seven players earning All-Conference honors. For more information on the Gardner-Webb baseball team, fans can follow the Runnin’ Bulldogs on Twitter/X at @GWUBaseball or on Instagram at @gwubaseball.


No. name Position YEAR Height Weight B/T Birth/School Previous
8 CJ Czerwinski RHP Sr. 6-1 210 R/R Red Lion, Pa. / James Madison
14 Luke Carpenter LHP RS-Jr. 6-0 195 R/L Charlotte, NC / Dartmouth
21 Garrett Hodges RHP Jr. 6-4 210 R/R Greenwood, SC / Spartanburg Methodist
26 Kazuya Kojima RHP So. 5-11 170 R/R Yokohama, Japan / Tacoma CC
28 Michael Ciminiello LHP RS-Jr. 6-2 205 L/L Saint James, NY / Seton Hall
37 Parker Dixon RHP Fr. 6-2 185 R/R Shelby, NC / Shelby HS
40 Connor Maggi RHP Jr. 5-10 175 R/R Forest, Va. / Jefferson Forest HS
44 Noah English RHP RS-Jr. 6-5 200 R/R Cherryville, NC / North Greenville
45 Derek Cabrera RHP RS-Sr. 5-11 170 R/R Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Barry
1 Tommy Tavarez INF Jr. 6-0 175 R/R Brooklyn, NY / Pitt
2 Ethan Rossow UTL Jr. 5-10 190 R/R New Lenox, Ill. / Milwaukee Area Technical College
7 Lawson Knight on Jr. 6-1 200 R/R Round Rock, Texas / Kansas State
10 Humberto Torres c RS-Jr. 5-9 205 R/R Miami, Fla./FIU
16 Joe Stanzione INF RS-Fr. 6-2 220 R/R Lincroft, NJ / Middletown South HS
18 Matt Ilgenfritz INF RS-Fr. 6-2 200 R/R New Cumberland, Pa. / Cedar Cliff HS
33 Ethan Liao UTL RS-So. 6-1 180 R/R Dublin, Calif. / Ohlone College
41 Joe Manesiotis C/K RS-So. 5-10 190 L/R Wexford, Pa. / Union CC
43 Carson Willoughby UTL Jr. 5-7 150 L/R Pilot Mountain, NC / East Surry HS


No. name Position YEAR Height Weight B/T Birth/School Previous
3 Bryan Pazos LHP RS-Jr. 6-0 200 L/L Miami, Fla./FIU
12 JT Inskeep RHP RS-Jr. 6-3 220 R/R Chesapeake, Va. / VMI
17 Creighton Hansen RHP RS-Sr. 6-3 205 R/R Grapevine, Texas / Xavier
23 Gavin Schmitt RHP RS-So. 6-3 190 R/R Boilingbrook, Illinois
31 Devin Pressley RHP RS-So. 6-2 180 R/R Kings Mountain, NC / Kings Mountain HS
35 Josh Gentil RHP RS-So. 6-6 220 R/R Stockton, Calif. / San Joaquin Delta College
36 Noah Arnett RHP Fr. 6-3 200 R/R Pinehurst, NC / Pinehurst HS
42 Jack Clemente RHP Jr. 6-3 210 R/R Harrisburg, Pa. / FIU
4 Aidan Marino INF Fr. 5-11 175 R/R Bradenton, Fla. / IMG Academy
5 Nick Capozzi on Jr. 6-1 175 R/R Columbus, NC / Polk County HS
9 Mark Black C/K Jr. 5-11 225 R/R Pittsburgh, Pa. / Wake Forest
11 Max Smiley INF Sr. 6-0 195 R/R Sarasota, Fla. / University of Redlands
15 Ryan Kennell INF So. 6-0 175 R/R Westland, Mich. / Livonia Churchill HS
24 Alec Burns INF Sr. 6-4 225 R/R Amherst, NH / West Virginia
25 Carter Ruff 1B/3B So. 6-1 200 R/R Fayetteville, Ga. / Whitewater HS
30 Gavin Johnson on Fr. 5-8 180 L/R Youngsville, NC / Wade County Day HS
34 Wade Kelly on Jr. 6-1 190 R/R Massapequa, NY / Gaston College

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