2018 Baseball
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2018 Baseball Coaches
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Seth Wing
Head Coach- 7th Season
Wing has reshaped Cornell's baseball program into a perennial postseason contender through six seasons on the Hilltop.

The Maquoketa, Iowa, native has directed the Rams to the Midwest Conference Tournament four consecutive years, compiling 81 wins during the span.
Wing has coached 19 all-conference performers and 10 all-region honorees since 2012.

The 2017 Rams featured the MWC Position Player of the Year (Walker Breard) and Pitcher of the Year (Andy Dodson). They took second in the MWC South Division for the fourth year in a row.  

Wing's 2016 team finished 22-16 -- the second-most wins ever by a Cornell team -- and went 12-4 in division play. 

Wing's 2015 club won three elimination contests in the MWC Tournament and advanced to the decisive championship game, one win shy of an NCAA berth.

Wing, who inherited a three-win team in 2012, quickly ended the program's 10-year postseason drought by taking the Rams to the 2014 MWC Tournament. His breakout 2014 squad finished 21-17 and achieved the program's first winning season in 11 years.   

The 2013 Rams fielded the MWC South Division Player of the Year in Zach Rogers, who became Cornell's first baseball all-American.

Wing returned to his eastern Iowa roots from Winona State University, where he helped lead the Warriors to the
2011 NCAA Division II championship game as associate head coach. 

Wing spent eight seasons on head coach Kyle Poock's baseball staff at Winona State, including the last three as associate head coach. His stay in Winona, Minn., culminated with the program's most successful season in 2011. Wing helped lead the Warriors to their first regional championship and a berth in the Division II World Series for the first time.

At the World Series, Winona State knocked off three top-10 nationally-ranked opponents before falling to West Florida in the national championship game on June 4, 2011, in Cary, N.C. Wing's squad finished the campaign at 42-18, doubling the team's win total from 2008.

Wing was Winona State's baseball recruiting coordinator and hitting coach while working with all position players on the team. He also served as admissions counselor since July 2005.

During Wing's coaching tenure, Winona State averaged more than 30 wins a season and achieved a team grade point average above 3.0 in each of the past five years. Wing coached 33 all-conference and 17 all-region performers while landing five Division II All-Americans. The Warriors twice fielded the Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Wing's impressive list of recruits includes Ben Barrone, the 2007 American Baseball Coach Association/Rawlings Division II Player of the Year. He also accounted for 28 academic all-conference players.

Winona State advanced to the NSIC Tournament in each of Wing's eight seasons, winning the league's postseason title in 2007. The Warriors earned regional berths in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

Wing was a two-sport athlete at Winona State, competing in football (1999-2000) and baseball (2000-03). He earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from Winona State in 2003. Wing graduated with a master's in Educational Leadership from Winona State in 2008.

Wing has been baseball camp instructor at the University of Iowa since 2005 and served as clinician for Batter-Up 17 Lessons and Clinics in Rochester, Minn., for five years.

Wing was assistant baseball coach at Maquoketa High School from 2000-01. He was head coach at Blair-Taylor (Wis.) High School from 2002-03.

At Maquoketa High School, Wing earned all-state accolades in baseball and football and was team captain in both sports. In 1999, he played in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game and the Iowa Shrine Bowl for football.

Wing and his wife, April, reside in Lisbon with their son, August, 5, and daughter Olive, 1.
 
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Travis Bennett
Assistant Coach- 4th Season

Bennett, a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference outfielder, joined Coach Seth Wing’s Cornell baseball staff in 2015.

Bennett took over head coaching duties at Lisbon High School in 2017, after serving one season as an assistant for the Lions.  

A 2011 graduate of Wichita State University, Bennett hit .333 in 55 games as a senior for the NCAA Division I perennial power Shockers. He was named Second Team All-MVC as an outfielder in the 2010 season, which saw the team finish 40-20.

Bennett played his junior season at the University of Northern Iowa. The Cedar Rapids native was tabbed 2009 MVC Newcomer of the Year and Second Team All-MVC after batting .338 with 67 hits and 43 RBIs for the Panthers.   

Bennett enjoyed two successful seasons at Kirkwood Community College, where he was named a 2007 NJCAA First Team All-American during his freshman year. As a freshman, Bennett established a Kirkwood record for hits in a season with 82. He totaled 149 hits, 100 runs and 89 RBIs in his two seasons at Kirkwood.

Bennett was a two-time first team all-state selection at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. He set the school’s single-season hits record (73) as a senior.

Bennett served as assistant baseball and football coach at Cedar Rapids Jefferson during the 2013-14 school year. He currently resides in Cedar Rapids.   

 
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Tim Wheeler
Assistant Coach- 4th Season

Wheeler, a current assistant coach at Solon High School, is in his fourth season on Seth Wing’s Cornell staff.

Wheeler has been head freshman and assistant varsity baseball coach at Solon since 2011. The Spartans were crowned Class 3A Iowa state champions in 2011 and have won two conference titles and two district championships under Wheeler’s guidance.

Wheeler, a 1993 graduate of Anamosa High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Morningside (Sioux City) College in 2004. He played baseball 2 ½ years as a middle infielder at Morningside. Wheeler received a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Phoenix in 2011. 

Wheeler is a third-grade teacher in the Lisbon Community School District. He resides in Solon with his wife Wendy and two children: Payton, 15, and Tyson, 11.

 
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Mike Fleckenstein
Assistant Coach- 3rd Season

Fleckenstein, a former draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers organization, is in his third season on Seth Wing’s coaching staff at Cornell.

Fleckenstein comes to the Hilltop after serving 11 years as head baseball coach of the Iowa City Youth Select Program (ages 8-14). He guided teams to World Series runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015, while also qualifying for the 2012 World Series.

Fleckenstein was a two-time all-state performer at Dubuque Hempstead High School, where the Mustangs reached the Class 4A Iowa State Tournament his final two seasons in 1990 and 1991.

In the spring of 1991, Fleckenstein was selected as an outfielder in the 41st round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. After a brief stint with the Brewers, he enjoyed a successful playing career at St. Ambrose University from 1992-96. Fleckenstein was a four-year starter for the Fighting Bees, playing third base, first base and catcher.

Fleckenstein helped St. Ambrose to a runner-up showing in the 1994 NAIA College World Series, which marked the first World Series appearance in program history. The 1994 squad finished the season 38-25.

The Fighting Bees returned to the World Series in 1996, placing third during Fleckenstein’s final collegiate season. That team finished the year 42-19. In 2013, Fleckenstein and members of the 1994 and 1996 teams were inducted into the St. Ambrose Athletics Hall of Fame.   

In the summer of 1996, Fleckenstein spent three months in the Kansas City Royals organization before ending his professional playing career.

Fleckenstein earned his bachelor’s degree in Design from St. Ambrose in 1996. He currently serves as Senior Project Manager for Communications Engineering Company out of Hiawatha.

Fleckenstein and his wife Sandra reside in Mount Vernon. Mike has twin children, Nicholas and Grace, 16.    

 
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Scott Shulista
Assistant Coach- 4th Season

Shulista is in his fourth season on Cornell's staff as pitching coach.

Shulista was part of a successful baseball run at Solon High School as assistant coach from 2007-16. The Spartans made six appearances in the Iowa State Tournament under Shulista’s guidance, highlighted by state championships in 2010 (Class 2A) and 2011 (3A). Solon reached the state semifinals in 2016, 2009 and 2008, while also qualifying in 2014.

Shulista helped send six of his pitchers to collegiate programs, including two at the Division I level. In 2011, he was named Southeast District Assistant Coach of the Year by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Shulista was a four-year letterwinner and pitcher at Mount Mercy College. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1987.

Shulista and his wife Karen reside in Solon. They have two sons: Brandon and Aaron.