Brayden Lyman from U of W Alabama sign w/ Sliders
Springfield IL. - Sliders bring in Brayden Lyman from University of West Alabama.
Junior College: Played at Pasco Hernando (Fla.) State College ... A left-handed hitter, Lyman played in 91 games over the last two seasons at Pasco-Hernandez, batting .316 with 25 doubles, four triples and eight home runs ... Over the two seasons drove in 75 runs and stole 27 bases ... Helped lead team to the NJCAA Region 10 Southeast District title.
High School: Played for Coach Calvin Beasley at Land O' Lakes (Fla.) High School ... As a senior batted .310 with three doubles, three homers and 20 RBI over 26 games ... Career .255 hitter as a high school player with seven doubles and four home runs over 69 games ... Also a basketball and football player.
Personal: Brayden Lyman ... Born Feb. 23, 1999 ... Son of Amy and Scott Lyman ... Has one sister, Malia (16) ... Sport Management major.
Aaron Steinhart from Pasco Hernando State
Sliders pick up Aaron Steinhart from Pasco Hernando State College! This 5'11/197lb. Catcher/IF/OF Sophomore is from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Born on March 16, 2000, in Boca Raton. Is the son of Conrad and Lynn Steinhart. Has one brother, Donald. Aaron is a Business Administration major.
Sliders Sign U of Akron LHP Brett Dietrich
Sliders sign Brett Dietrich from University of Akron. This 6'2"-180lb Left Handed Freshman Pitcher is from Goshen, OH. He was Born April 13, 2001 ... parents are Kurt and Danielle Dietrich ... has a sister Kendra ... intends to study actuarial science.
2020 Field Manager Chris Holke
Chris Holke is in his first year as the Field Manager of the Springfield Sliders. Prior to this summer, he served as an
assistant baseball coach at Pasco-Hernando State College. In 2019, Holke assisted PHSC to a 3 rd place finish at the
NJCAA D2 College World Series in Enid, OK. Before his time at PHSC, Holke coached two seasons at Catawba
College under legendary Head Coach Jim Gantt. At Catawba, he served the program as the catching coach
and assisted with hitters and outfielders in addition to helping with recruiting efforts. Catawba won back-to-back
South Atlantic Conference titles and were the NCAA Southeast D-2 regional runner-up in 2017.
From 2017-2018, Holke coached with the Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods League. He served as the third base
coach/recruiting coordinator under Manager Dale Varsho. In 2017, the Express won the Second Half Northwoods
League North Division and led the Northwoods League in stolen bases. In 2016, Holke was head coach of the
Northern Knights in the Chicago Metropolitan Baseball League. From 2011-15, Holke was an assistant coach with
the Barrington Post 158 American Legion Team. During his time as an assistant coach, the team won the Illinois
American Legion State Championship in 2014.
Holke started his collegiate coaching career in 2014 at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois under Head Coach
Bob Koopmann. Holke served the program as the catching coach and assisted with the hitters as well as recruiting
A native of Barrington, Ill., he played collegiately at Harper College, where he was a two-time NJCAA N4C All-
Conference performer and a second team Region IV All-regional pick in 2011. In 2012, he spent one season at
North Dakota State University and finished his playing career as a catcher at Rockford University in 2014. Holke
graduated Cum Laude from Rockford University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degrees in history and political science.
He completed his Master of Arts in Teaching from Rockford in 2016. He resides in Port Richey, Florida.