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#55 AnthonyKliniske
Assistant Coach - 4th Season
Alma Mater: North Dakota State University
Phone: 701-845-7172

Anthony Kliniske is in his fourth season as the lead assistant coach for the Viking baseball program. Kliniske joined the VCSU staff in August, 2014, and serves primarily as the pitching coach.

The Viking pitching staff had its strongest season yet under Kliniske's guidance during the 2016-17 season. The Vikings posted a 5.18 team ERA in 2016-17, which is the lowest team ERA since 2012. Opponents batted just .265 against Viking pitchers which is the lowest ever in the tenure of head coach Casey Olney.

During Kliniske's first year at VCSU, the pitching staff set a new school record with 339 strikeouts during the season. Starting pitchers David Whitaker (2015-16) and Andrew Frank (2016-17) have earned All Conference durining Kliniske's tenure.

Kliniske is a native of Grafton, N.D. Competing in football, basketball, and baseball for Grafton High School, Kliniske was named an All State performer in all three sports. He graduated in 2008 and went on to play baseball at North Dakota State University from 2009-2012.

Kliniske led the Bison in opponents batting average, saves, and appearances his freshman and sophomore years. He appears in multiple career and single season records at NDSU including the second most strikeouts per 9 innings in a season with 12.18. He is sixth all time with 9.04 strikeouts per 9 innings and eighth all time in appearances with 49.

In 2015, Kliniske signed a contract to play professional baseball for the Normal Cornbelters of the independent Frontier League.

As a collegiate student-athlete, Kliniske excelled in the classroom and was a three-time honoree on the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from NDSU in 2012.

2018 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2018 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Collin AarforFRRHPR/R6-3190Bismarck, N.D.
Zander BauerFRINFR/R5-9160Gwinner, N.D.
Brennen NevaSOINFR/R5-11215Galesburg, N.D.
Dalton RambowFRINFR/R6-1185Wilmar, Minn.
Jonathan VanceSRRHPR/R6-3200Claremont, Calif.
1Nicholas VargasSOLHPL/L6-1175Hidden Valley, CalifMendocino
2Alexandro ValenzuelaJRINFR/R5-9160Rio Rico, Ariz.Mesabi Range
3Phillip DimasFRINFR/R5-11165Tucson, Ariz.
4Austin SmithSOINFR/R5-9175Raymond, Minn.
5Ben BaaschSOOFR/R5-11200Valley City, N.D.
6Aiden BrookFRUTLR/R5-9165Oakbank, Manitoba
7Emmanuel LeyvaJROFR/R5-10170Hemet, Calif.
8Ryan SandJRRHPR/R6-1190Steele, N.D.
9Alejandro GutierrezJRCR/R6-0190Ventura, Calif.Ventura
10Jesse JohnsonSORHP/INFR/R6-2185Valley City, N.D.
11Derek StiedleyFRLHPL/L5-8180Porterville, Calif.
12Tyler KliniskeFRINFR/R6-2190Grafton, N.D.
13Kody LaneJROFR/R6-1180Corvallis, Mont.Dakota College at Bottineau
14Dalton OndracekSOINFR/R6-1160Valley City, ND
16Lane HammerJRRHPR/R6-2180Meridian, IdahoShasta
16Tyler UkestadSRINFR/R6-1185Jamestown, N.D.
17Thomas LindgrenSRLHPL/L6-2225Alice, N.D.Minnesota State
18Grant BangenFRLHPL/L5-9150Wilmar, Minn.
19Grant WehselerJR1BR/R6-3270Owatonna, Minn.
20Zander DaleSOCR/R5-6185Shiprock, N.M.
21Brian FikeSOOFL/L5-9150Bowden, N.D.
22Jordon RoosSRRHPR/R6-3185Paynesville, Minn.
23Shaun KourajianJRINFR/R5-10165Harvey, N.D.
24Bradyn SandSOINFR/R6-0200Pekin, N.D.
25Brady SmithJRINFR/R6-0185Carrington, N.D.
26Nate SoulisJROFR/R6-0185Jamestown, N.D.
27Max KoprekSRRHPR/R6-6200St. Cloud, Minn.Itasca Community College
28Cody KingsburyJROF/1BL/R6-3245Grafton, N.D.
29Eric AndersonSOOF/1BR/R5-10210New Rockford, N.D.
30Dalten JangulaFRINFR/R6-0185Napoleon, N.D.
31Aaron SchusterJRINF/PR/R6-0210Wellington, Mo.Wentworth Military Academy
32Andrew HirschSRRHPR/R6-4200Mt. Lake, Minn.
34Jorun HamreSO1BR/R6-3238Leonard, ND
34Seth SoderholmFRINFR/R5-10190New Rockford, N.D.
44Jacob MillerJRRHP/CR/R6-3210Valley City, N.D.Century College
51Bryce KarlSRLHPL/L6-0185Harwood, N.D.Lake Region State College
55Brady EngebretsonJRLHPL/L6-1225Velva, N.D.Dakota College at Bottineau
Casey Olney Image
Head Coach
11th season
Anthony Kliniske Image
Assistant Coach
4th season
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Student Assistant
1st season
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