Eric Hortness
Eric Hortness Image
Assistant Coach | 10th Season
Hastings (Neb.) College

Eric Hortness enters his fourth year in a row and tenth year overall at DSU as the assistant baseball coach.  He was the assistant baseball coach under former DSU head coach Pat Dolan from 2002-2007.  In 2003 and 2005, the Trojans won the NAIA Region III Tournament and advanced to the NAIA Central Plains Super Regionals.  During his first tenure at Dakota State, the Trojans were nationally ranked all five seasons.  During those seasons, DSU won 158 games.  In 2007, the Trojans reached as high as No. 7 in the NAIA Baseball national poll and finished with a DSU school record of 39 wins. 

Hortness played four years at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.  In those four years, the Broncos captured the conference regular-season title three times and won the conference tournament twice.  He has coached all levels including state championships in American Legion and high school teams.

Hortness lives in Madison with his wife, Desiree, and step-son Aspen.  They also have four dogs (Falon, Dodger, Amira and Ed) and three fish (Homer, Shortstop and Slider).

E-mail:  [email protected]

2014 Roster
Roster for 2014 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSJoe Mazour*FRPR/R6-2155Vermillion, S.D.Vermillion High School
1Nathan WienekeSOINFR/R5-10160Slayton, Minn.Murray County High School
2Danny LopiparoJRPR/R5-8155Redwood City, Calif.Skyline College
3Jordan SovichJRPR/R6-0160Lake Stevens, Wash.Lake Stevens High School/ Skagit Va
4Mike ChartierSRRHPR/R6-1200Tewksburg, Mass.Tewksburg High School
5Taylor BoergerFRPR/R6-1185Milbank, S.D.Milbank High School
6Danny FlahieSRINFL/R5-10175Moab, UtahGrand County High School
7Ian BarkerSOOF/PR/R6-1210Independence, Mo.MCC-Longview
8Evan TufvessonJROFR/R6-0160Jackson, Minn.Jackson County Central
9Joe DavisJRINF/OFR/R6-2200Aptos, Calif.Mission College
10Luke GassmanSOPL/L6-2170Flandreau, S.D.Flandreau High School
11Jake FerdinandFRINFR/R5-10195Rapid City, S.D.Rapid City Stevens High School
12Robert RomanJRPR/R5-10170San Francisco, Calif.Skyline College
13Anthony MartinezJROF/PR/R5-8195Los Angeles, Calif.Pasadena City College
14Jon ForsterFROF/PL/R6-0165Salem, S.D.McCook Central High School
15Zac SmithJRPR/R6-2225Sommerset, S.D.Bismarck State College
16Ross KortanFRPR/R5-8160Tyndall, S.D.Bon Homme High School
17Evan SteemkenSO1B/PR/R6-2250North Sioux City, IowaDakota Valley High School
19JD FarleyJRRHP/OFR/R6-1185Winner, S.D.Winner High School
20Seth RockafellowSROF/RHPR/R6-0175Hartford, S.D.Tea Area High School
21Nick SerrataJRINFR/R6-0175San Mateo, Calif.Skyline College
22Seth SpearsSRCR/R6-1200Arroyo Grande, Calif.Arroyo Grande High School
23Drew SweeterSRINF/C/RHPR/R6-1190Lennox, S.D.Lennox High School/ Minnesota West
24Tyler OuelletteSOOFR/R5-11165Golden, ColoGolden High School
25Andy LeeSRINFR/R5-11200Brookings, S.D.Brookings High School
28Mitch BouchardJRPR/R5-11225Harrow, Ontario CanadaNortheastern Junior College
30Jamie JorgensenSOINF/PR/R6-3200Groton, S.D.Groton Area High School
31Austin WeberSRPR/R6-5230Bellevue, Wash.Joel E. Ferris High School/ Spokane
33Jordan EntrikinJRCR/R6-0225Milwaukie, Ore.Clark College
35Ryan SchlesserJRCR/R6-2210Tenino, Wash.Grays Harbor College
36Riley BullingtonSOOFR/R5-11215Brookings, S.D.Brookings High School
44Travis FlemingSOOFR/R5-9190Phoenix, Ariz.Glendale Community College
45Bryant WestraJRPR/R6-3210Muskegon, Mich.Muskegon Community College
53David NovakFRCR/R5-11195Tucson, AZTanque Verde High School
55David HalsteadJRINFR/R6-2240Los Angeles, Calif.Pasadena Community College
* Redshirt
Scott Hortness Image
Head Coach
4th season
Eric Hortness Image
Assistant Coach
10th season
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  • Apr. 29 - Baseball vs Presentation College - L 25-10 (7 Innings) - recap - stats
  • Apr. 28 - Baseball vs Presentation College - L 6-3 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 28 - Baseball vs Presentation College - L 17-1 (7 Innings) - recap - stats
  • Apr. 23 - Baseball vs Valley City State University - L 13-7 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 23 - Baseball vs Valley City State University - L 14-3 (7 Innings) - recap - stats
  • Apr. 22 - Baseball vs Valley City State University - L 3-0 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 22 - Baseball vs Valley City State University - L 13-3 (7 Innings) - recap - stats
  • Apr. 15 - Baseball vs University of Winnipeg - L 13-5 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 15 - Baseball vs University of Winnipeg - W 15-14 - recap - stats