Meet the 2014-15 Baseball Recruiting Class

Andrew Lamkin. RHP/OF/1B


Andrew is coming to Illinois Tech from Washington, Michigan where he attended Rochester Adams High School and was coached by Jeff Hall. For his summer baseball Lamkin plays for the Michigan Dawgs under Coach Schoenberg. At Adams HS Andrew was an 11 Time Academic Athletic Scholar and received the Scholar of Distinction award. Andrew also received Varsity letters in Football and Basketball as well. Senior year Lamkin was voted Varsity Baseball Captain.  Andrew will be a first year Engineering major and he is brought to us by his parents Andy and Jackie Lamkin.


Adib Mahmud. OF


Adib is coming to Illinois Tech from just down the street in Chicago, Illinois where he attended UIC College Prep and was coached by Exodus Pettus. For his summer baseball Mahmud plays for the Chicago American Legion Post 758 Grizzlies under coach Bob General. At UIC Prep Adib was on the Honor Roll freshman and sophomore year. Also the captain of the baseball team Junior and Senior year. He was the starting Quarterback for football team sophomore and junior year and to top that off was a power forward for basketball team in his senior year. Mahmud will be on campus majoring in Business Administration. His parents are Adib Qusai and Denise Mahmud.             


Robert Beckman. RHP


Robert (Robby) is coming to Illinois Tech out of Sacramento, California where he attended Inderkum High School and was coached by Edward Cervantes. For his summer baseball Beckman played for the DSA Valley Dogs and the Sacramento M's for coach Bill Davis and Dominic Morris respectively.  At Inderkum HS Robby was a National Honor Society member, Key Club member and recipient of the Leadership Award. He also earned to be on the Honor Roll list all 4 years, as well as the Principal's List for two semesters. In 2013 Robby was voted as the Varsity Most Improved. Beckman will be on campus as an Architecture major. His parents are Bob and Debra Beckman.


Tyler Jendra. RHP/OF


Tyler is coming to Illinois Tech from Tinley Park, Illinois where he attended Andrew High School and was coached by Dave DeHaan. For his summer baseball Jendra played for the Cangelosi U-Dawgs for coach Andy Leonard.  At Andrew HS Tyler finished in the Top 5% of his class. He was also given the Spanish Excellence award, Academic Excellence award, and the Scholar Athlete award.  Jendra will be on campus studying Civil Engineering. His parents are Tim and Karen Jendra.


Kyle Bumpass. RHP/INF


Kyle is coming to Illinois Tech from Crete, Illinois. Kyle will be a transfer student by way of Dominican College the NCAA DII school in New York where he spent his Freshmen season. In his past the summer travel team he called home was the Steger Select for coach Bruce Hankey.  In High school Bumpass was a National Honor Society Member, graduated in the Top 5% of the class. At Dominican he made the Dean's List and became a member of Alpha Lambda Delta. In his high school baseball Bumpass was awarded a 2013 Southland All-Conference Selection and a 2013 All-Area Selection. Kyle will be an Aerospace Engineering major and his parents are Joseph and Kendra Walker.


Jan Timpe. RHP


Jan is coming to Illinois Tech all the way from Bentonville, Arkansas. Timpe is a product of Bentonville High School and played under Todd Abbott. In his past summers he played with Bentonville Legion and Kyle Blevins.  In High school Jan was a National Honor Society Member and graduated with high honors. While he was also awarded the FBLA 1st place State award for Web design in addition then got the FBLA 4th place national award for Web design. Timpe will be in the Biomedical Engineering plan and his parents are Joe Timpe and Jane Behrends.


Connor Fields. C/RHP


Connor is coming to Illinois Tech from Marked Tree, Arkansas where he played for High school coach Michael Wages. Fields will be a transfer student by way of Asbury University the NAIA school in Kentucky where he spent his Freshmen season.   In High school Connor was the class Salutatorian and National Honor Society member. On the field he earned spots on the All-Conference, Gold Glove Award teams. Fields was Golf State Qualifier in addition to leading the team in stolen bases and had the lowest earned run average (ERA) as a pitcher. Connor's focus will be as a Political Science major and his parents are David & Mary Fields.