2003-2004 Season Review
Overall: 44-17-1 TranSouth: 12-7 (2nd of 8) - Postseason Results: TranSouth Tournament: Defeated by Martin Methodist (first round) 2-4, Defeated NAIA No. 12 Lee University 6-5, Eliminated by Berry 5-12 in semi-finals. Finished 3rd in Tournament.
Despite losing nine seniors to graduation from last season's 35-20 team, Trevecca Trojan Head Coach Jeff Forehand fielded a relatively new team for the 2004 season. Twelve new faces joined the Trojans in January and blasted through the preconference schedule with 21 wins and only five losses. NAIA No. 13 Tennessee Wesleyan and No. 7 Spalding both fell to a hot Trojans team early in the season.
As conference play began, the Trojans began the TranSouth Conference schedule with four straight conference wins including a huge 9-5 win over NAIA No. 5 Cumberland University in 11 innings. The win elevated the Trojans to a school best NAIA No. 4 ranking.
After a 3-5 loss to conference opponent Union University in 12 innings in the first of three games against the Bulldogs, Trevecca swept a doubleheader against Union 24 hours later and won their next six of seven games. After wins over NAIA No. 15 Lee University and NAIA No.10 Spalding University, the Trojans wrapped up regular season play with an overall record of 44-17-1 and a TranSouth Conference record of 12-7. The team's 44 wins is the most in Trevecca baseball history and the 12-7 conference record placed the Trojans second in the TranSouth Conference final regular season standings.
Trevecca entered the postseason as a number two seed in the TranSouth Conference Tournament. In the first round, the Trojans suffered a 2-4 upset at the hands of the fifth seeded Martin Methodist RedHawks, but came back with an upset win over number one seeded Lee University in the loser's bracket. The Trojan's season ended early with a 5-12 loss to Berry College eliminating Trevecca from the TranSouth Conference Tournament.
The Trojans left the tournament receiving conference-wide recognition as Head Coach Jeff Forehand was named TranSouth Conference Coach of the Year. Trevecca's Colby Rainey, Brad Coon, B.J. Jenkins, and Todd Dunlap earned All-TranSouth First Team honors while Ryan Hoganson, Eric Reid, Luke Howell, and Kyle Felts were named to the All-TranSouth Second Team. The awards continued to mount as Brad Coon, B.J. Jenkins, and Todd Dunlap were selected to the NAIA All-Region XI team. The trio were also selected at Honorable Mention NAIA All-American's.
Despite the early postseason exit, the Trojans set five team records including wins in a season (44), hits in a season (625), triples (28), innings pitched (469 2/3), strikeouts (420), and put outs (1,409). Individually, first-year Trojan Brad Coon broke three season records with 45 stolen bases, 98 hits, and 233 at bats.
Trevecca's B.J. Jenkins was selected in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball amature draft by the San Diego Padres. Jenkins is the first Trojan player to be selected since Mario Campos was selected by the Boston Red Sox after the 2000 season.
While the Trojans lose nine seniors again, TranSouth Conference Coach of the Year Jeff Forehand will look to continue building a tradition of excellence that has become Trojan baseball.