Who's armed for the World Series?


Brady Furdon of Wheaton (Mass.) and Austin Polezoes of North Central (Ill.) are just two of dozens of starters and even more relievers we'll likely see in Appleton. Who among these arms has the most wear and the most rest? 
MAC athletics photo; North Central (Ill.) athletics photo

 

Robert Donnelly threw a complete-game shutout for Oswego State on the second day of the New York Regional, making just his fourth start of the season.
Oswego State athletics photo

By Pat Coleman
D3sports.com

Not every team had the same path to get to the Division III World Series. Some arrive rested, some arrive worn out, but mostly, it's a mystery. 

You know as well as we do that the fate of any would-be Division III national champion rests on its arms. While we aren't inside the training room for any of the teams, we can break down the numbers, lay them out for you and you can decide for yourself where each team's staff stands. So let's take a look at each team, how their pitchers have been used in the past four weeks, and how they've performed over that time.

Some teams have gotten markedly better over the course of the past month, while some have found the tougher competition of conference tournament and regional tournament more difficult. But while they've had varying levels of challenge over the past month, you can decide from looking at the numbers exactly how much that means.

One note in the stats below: The past four weeks span starts April 29, four weeks before the World Series opener. We've also listed only complete games of nine innings or longer, not seven-inning complete games, as all postseason games will go the full nine. (Or more.)

 

Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran logo It's key to note that we list eight pitchers here and these eight have thrown all but one of the innings for the Kingsmen this season. Weston Clark (the everyday first baseman) threw the other inning, starting and giving up five runs to Linfield on March 27. In that sense, it's typical of a program that can play home games on Feb. 10.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 35-10 393.1 3.34 9.8 3.0 6.9 2.29 4 15
Regional 4-0 36.0 5.00 10.3 3.5 7.3 2.63 1 2
Past four weeks 9-1 89.1  3.02 9.7 3.2 7.5 2.31 2 5

Kingsmen starters

18 Marshall Pautsch
Senior, RHP
6-4, 185

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (8 IP, 118 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (5 IP, 89 pitches)

Overall: 101.2 IP, 9-2, 3.19 ERA, 9.4 H/9, 2.8 BB, 8.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 4G, 29 IP, 4-0, 8.1 H/9, 1.2 BB/9, 10.2 K/9

32 Scott Roberts
Freshman, RHP
6-3, 190

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (5.2 IP, 108 pitches)

Overall: 53.1 IP, 5-1, 3.21 ERA, 10.0 H/9, 2.2 BB/9, 6.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 3G, 19.1 IP, 2-0, 3.26 ERA, 11.2 H/9, 2.8 BB/9, 5.1 K/9

31 Nate Wehner
Junior, RHP
6-1, 195

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (9 IP, 141 pitches), Sunday, May 21 (3.2 IP, 83 pitches)

Overall: 94.1 IP, 8-3, 3 sv, 2.29 ERA, 9.5 H/9, 2.8 BB/9, 6.1 K/9

Past four weeks: 4G, 25 IP, 2.88 ERA, 10.8 H/9, 3.6 BB/9, 5.8 K/9

11 Trey Saito
Senior, RHP
5-9, 160

Did not pitch at regional.

Overall: 36.2 IP, 5-2, 14.5 H/9, 3.4 BB/9, 3.7 K/9

Past four weeks: Did not pitch (last pitched April 18), but is available. Posted a 1026 OPS as a hitter in April, 1067 in May.

Kingsmen relievers

26 Miguel Salud
Senior, RHP
6-0, 175

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (1 IP, 13 pitches); Saturday, May 20 (2.1 IP, 35 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (.1 IP, 4 pitches)

Overall: 29 G, 43 IP, 3-2, 11 sv, 3.77 ERA, 7.7 H/9, 2.9 BB/9, 7.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 7 G, 10.1 IP, 0-1, 5 sv, 3.48 ERA, 7.8 H/9, 4.3 BB/9, 7.8 K/9

20 Troy Frazier
Freshman, RHP
6-0, 180

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (1 IP, 34 pitches)

Overall: 19 G, 39.1 IP, 2-0, 1 sv, 2.29 ERA, 7.3 H/9, 3.4 BB/9, 8.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 3 IP, 0-0, 12.00 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 12.0 BB/9, 12.0 K/9

42 Jaden Stromeier
Freshman, RHP
6-1, 195

Did not pitch at regional.

Overall: 9 G, 13 IP, 0-0, 5.54 ERA, 13.2 H/9, 4.2 BB/9, 7.7 K/9

Past four weeks: Did not pitch (last pitched April 18).

1 Jeff Rebello
Junior, RHP
5-9, 160

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (0 IP, 8 pitches)

Overall: 8 G, 11.0 IP, 3-0, 4.09 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 4.9 BB/9, 6.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 1.2 IP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.5 H/9, 6.8 BB/9, 0 K/9

 

Concordia-Chicago

The Cougars pitching staff had a relatively easy time in the regional, although a back-of-the-rotation starter pitched on Monday and probably would not be used in the first-round game anyway. Closer Mike Formella got the most work of anyone in the regional and was stellar, earning the Midwest Regional's top player award. Only six of CUC's 44 games were fewer than nine innings. It's been a relatively easy past four weeks, at least compared to Mass-Boston and Washington & Jefferson.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 33-11 378.1 3.62 8.97 3.52 7.13 2.03 1 12
Regional 4-0 36 1.50 8.00 4.75 10.00 2.10 0 3
Past four weeks 11-0 95 3.51 8.84 3.66 7.43 2.03 1 7

Cougars starters

Keaton Conner 18 Keaton Conner
Junior, RHP
6-0, 190

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (6 IP, 116 pitches)

Overall: 65.1 IP, 6-3, 3.31 ERA, 7.3 H/9, 4.0 BB/9, 8.0 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 16.0 IP, 2-0, 2.25 ERA, 6.8 H/9, 6.2 BB/9, 8.4 K/9

17 Cody Caballero
Senior, LHP
6-1, 190

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (6.2 IP, 119 pitches)

Overall: 65 IP, 5-2, 3.74 ERA, 8.6 H/9, 2.9 BB/9, 6.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 17 IP, 1-0, 3.18 ERA, 6.4 H/9, 3.7 BB/9, 7.4 K/9

26 Brian Musielak
Senior, RHP
6-2, 195

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (6 IP, 101 pitches)

Overall: 56.2 IP, 9-1, 4 sv, 2.06 ERA, 8.1 H/9, 30 BB/9, 5.4 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 21.2 IP, 5-0, 0.83 ERA, 5.8 H/9, 4.2 BB/9, 8.3 K/9

19 Adam Schmitt
Junior, RHP
6-1, 215

Pitched at regional: Monday, May 22 (5 IP, 93 pitches)

Overall: 41.1 IP, 3-1, 1 sv, 4.14 ERA, 11.3 H/9, 5.0 BB/9, 7.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 7 IP, 1-0, 1 sv, 2.57 ERA, 10.3 H/9, 7.7 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

Cougars relievers

20 Alex Meyers
Junior, RHP
6-3, 220

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (2 IP, 35 pitches)

Overall: 32 IP, 2-0, 2.53 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 3.1 BB/9, 7.0 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 H/9, 6.0 BB/9, 6.0 K/9

33 Noah Dressler
Freshman, RHP
6-3, 190

Did not pitch at regional. 

Overall: 16.2 IP, 2-0, 3.78 ERA, 7.5 H/9, 5.9 BB/9, 8.6 K/9

Past four weeks: 1 G, 5 IP, 5.40 ERA, 10.8 H/9, 7.2 BB/9, 5.4 K/9

22 Mike Formella
Junior, RHP
6-2, 190

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (2.1 IP, 45 pitches); Friday, May 19 (3 IP, 53 pitches); Monday, May 22 (4 IP, 69 pitches)

Overall: 59.1 IP, 6-1, 7 sv, 3.49 ERA, 9.1 H/9, 2.6 BB/9, 8.9 K/9

Past four weeks: 8 G, 1-0, 3 sv, 20.1 IP, 12.4 H/9, 3.1 BB/9, 10.6 K/9

 

Mass-Boston

One of the highest walk rates as a staff of those in the World Series, and with a lot of work over the past four weeks -- 16 games and 148-1/3 innings pitched. The Beacons are also a little unusual in that the pitcher with the most innings has one of the highest ERAs in the rotation. But aside from one extra inning, UMB got out of the regional with the minimum amount of work and nobody had to pitch on Monday.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 37-10 427.1 3.07 8.0 3.8 7.5 1.98 1 13
Regional 4-0 37 3.40 9.5 3.6 6.3 1.73 0 2
Past four weeks 15-1 148.1 3.09 7.8 3.2 7.2 2.22 0 6

Beacons starters

7 Dan Mantoni
Senior, RHP
5-11, 205

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (6 IP, 28 batters faced/pitch count not available)

Overall: 68 IP, 6-1, 4.90 ERA, 8.7 H/9, 3.7 BB/9, 6.4 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 3-0, 22.2 IP, 6.75 ERA, 8.3 H/9, 3.6 BB/9, 5.2 K/9

Note: Mantoni is also the regular DH.

28 Matt Tulley
Senior, RHP
6-1, 210

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (8.1 IP, 142 pitches)

Overall: 61 IP, 8-2, 2.36 ERA, 6.3 H/9, 4.3 BB/9, 10.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 4-0, 27.2 IP, 0.98 ERA, 4.6 H/9, 2.9 BB/9, 10.4 K/9

17 Fernando Burgos
Sophomore, RHP
5-9, 160

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (2.1 IP, 10 batters faced); Sunday, May 21 (5 IP, 26 batters faced)

Overall: 51.1 IP, 5-2, 3.86 ERA, 9.6 H/9, 4.6 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 2-0, 18.1 IP, 10.8 H/9, 3.4 BB/9, 5.4 K/9

9 Joey Rogers
Freshman, LHP
5-9, 165

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (4 IP, 22 batters faced)

Overall: 49 IP, 4-0, 3.12 ERA, 7.3 H/9, 2.9 BB/9, 5.3 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 1-0, 18 IP, 5.50 ERA, 9.5 H/9, 3.5 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

Beacons relievers

31 Bryan Kaufman
Junior, RHP
6-0, 180

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (1.1 IP, 6 bf); Friday, May 19 (.2 IP, 9 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (1 IP, 5 bf)

Overall: 58.1 IP, 3-1, 4 sv, 1.08 ERA, 7.9 H/9, 2.3 BB/9, 6.3 K/9

Past four weeks: 10 G, 2-0, 4 sv, 22.1 IP, 0.79 ERA, 6.4 H/9, 1.6 BB/9, 8.7 K/9

12 Bobby Tramondozzi
Sophomore, RHP
5-10, 190

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (1.1 IP, 7 bf); Sunday, May 21 (2.1 IP, 10 bf)

Overall: 37 IP, 4-2, 6 sv, 2.92 ERA, 9.7 H/9, 2.4 BB/9, 9.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 8 G, 3-1, 14.2 IP, 4.91 ERA, 10.4 H/9, 3.1 BB/9, 8.0 K/9

25 Joe Maguire
Sophomore, RHP
6-2, 190

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (1 IP, 6 bf); Saturday, May 20 (2 IP, 7 bf)

Overall: 30.2 IP, 1-1, 2 sv, 1.47 ERA, 7.9 H/9, 3.2 BB/9, 5.3 K/9

Past four weeks: 7 G, 0-0, 1 sv, 11.1 IP, 0.79 ERA, 7.1 H/9, 6.4 BB/9, 6.4 K/9

39 Josh Gerson
Freshman, RHP
6-1, 190

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (.2 IP, 3 bf)

Overall: 23.1 IP, 2-0, 2.31 ERA, 6.2 H/9, 3.5 BB/9, 8.9 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 0-0, 7.2 IP, 2.34 ERA, 8.2 H/9, 3.6 BB/9, 8.2 K/9

 

North Central (Ill.)

If you're looking for a quick understanding as to why North Central went on its run to end the season, you can look no further. None of these numbers are typos -- indeed, the Cardinals posted a 1.55 ERA in the regional with two complete games in the four. North Central's May overall wasn't great, but it was a whole lot better than the 5.98 ERA the team posted in March and April. (North Central's season opener was played March 16.) And as you look at the key pitchers below, every one of them has brought the walk totals down.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 29-16 397.1 5.21 10.5 3.8 5.2 1.37 5 9
Regional 4-0 29 1.55 9.6 1.2 5.6 4.50 2 0
Past four weeks 14-3 152 3.97 9.6 2.3 4.5 1.94 4 4

Cardinals starters

37 Evan Blunk
Senior, RHP
6-0, 175

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (7 IP, 120 pitches)

Overall: 54 IP, 6-2, 3.17 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 2.0 BB/9, 5.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 4-0, 27 IP, 1.00 ERA, 6.3 H/9, 1.0 BB/9, 5.3 K/9

38 Austin Polezoes
Sophomore, RHP
6-0, 185

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (9 IP, 112 pitches)

Overall: 68.1 IP, 4-3, 3.82 ERA, 8.6 H/9, 2.6 BB/9, 5.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 2-2, 32 IP, 2.81 ERA, 8.2 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.9 K/9

16 Nick Anderson
Senior, RHP
6-2, 185

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (8 IP, 107 pitches)

Overall: 49.2 IP, 3-2, 4.89 ERA, 11.8 H/9, 4.9 BB/9, 4.9 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 1-0, 23 IP, 3.13 ERA, 9.8 H/9, 2.3 BB/9, 4.3 K/9

41 Russell Hoh
Junior, RHP
6-0 160

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (9 IP, 104 pitches)

Overall: 56 IP, 6-1, 4.34 ERA, 9.8 H/9, 1.6 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 2-0, 22.1 IP, 4.22 ERA, 8.9 H/9, 1.3 BB/9, 3.4 K/9

Cardinals relievers

28 Nick Rogalski
Sophomore, RHP
6-3, 190

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (.1 IP, 6 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (2.1 IP, 31 pitches)

Overall: 36 IP, 5-2, 7 sv, 3.75 ERA, 12.5 H/9, 3.0 BB/9, 3.75 K/9

Past four weeks: 10 G, 3-0, 3 sv, 15.1 IP, 1.17 ERA, 10.6 H/9, 1.2 BB/9, 3.5 K/9

27 Lucas Tevyaw
Freshman, LHP
5-10, 190

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (.1 IP, 7 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (.1 IP, 5 pitches)

Overall: 9.1 IP, 0-0, 1.93 ERA, 9.64 H/9, 3.9 BB/9, 7.7 K/9

Past four weeks: 7 G, 0-0, 3 IP, 6.00 ERA, 15.0 H/9, 0.0 BB/9, 3.0 K/9

42 Anthony Serafini
Junior, RHP
5-8, 160

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (1.1 IP, 15 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (.1 IP, 3 pitches)

Overall: 22.2 IP, 3-0, 2.78 ERA, 6.8 H/9, 7.1 BB/9, 4.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 8 G, 1-0, 8.1 IP, 3.24 ERA, 8.6 H/9, 4.3 BB/9, 6.5 K/9

Continues below

Oswego State

With the cancellation of the SUNYAC tournament due to weather, the Lakers are well-rested headed into the Division III World Series. None of the key pitchers has thrown more than 14.2 innings over that stretch, and Tim Cronin only got there because he came out of the bullpen vs. Southern Maine to try to close out the regional. (Southern Maine touched him up and Oswego needed to come back with a second game.) Getting to the end of the World Series will require more stress than these pitchers have been under in a while, however.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 32-9 340.1 3.41 8.8 3.3 7.0 2.11 2 10
Regional 4-1 45 3.60 10.4 3.8 6.2 1.63 1 1
Past four weeks 7-1 70  2.95 9.5 3.5 6.0 1.71 1 1

Lakers starters

2 Tim Cronin
Senior, RHP
6-0, 190

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (6 IP, 100 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (1.2 IP, 32 pitches)

Overall: 67 IP, 9-1, 2.28 ERA, 9.1 H/9, 2.1 BB/9, 4.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 1-1, 14.2 IP, 4.30 ERA, 13.5 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 4.3 K/9

Took regional's only loss in relief on two days' rest, his only outing on short rest this season.


32 Mitchell Cavanagh
Junior, RHP
6-2, 215

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (6.1 IP, 102 pitches)

Overall: 64.2 IP, 8-0, 2.37 ERA, 7.0 H/9, 3.3 BB/9, 7.4 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 1-0, 13.1 IP, 2.03 ERA, 8.1 H/9, 4.1 BB/9, 4.7 K/9


17 Robert Donnelly
Junior, RHP
6-0, 165

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (9.0 IP, 129 pitches)

Overall: 36.1 IP, 2-3, 2 sv, 2.23 ERA, 7.4 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 6.4 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 2-0, 14 IP, 0.64 ERA, 7.7 H/9, 1.3 BB/9, 7.7 K/9

Long save vs. Mass-Boston on March 15. Moved into rotation in mid-April.
30 Brian Nolan
Sophomore, LHP
5-11, 185

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (3 IP, 48 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (6 IP, 90 pitches)

Overall: 40.1 IP, 4-1, 4.46 ERA, 10.0 H/9, 2.2 BB/9, 7.1 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 1-0, 9 IP, 5.00 ERA, 10.0 H/9, 4.0 BB/9, 4.0 K/9

Lakers relievers

27 Bobby Zywicki
Sophomore, RHP
6-0, 190

Pitched at regional:
 Sunday, May 21 (4 IP, 63 pitches)

Overall: 24 IP, 3-0, 1.88 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 1.1 BB/9, 5.3 K/9

Past four weeks: 1 G, 0-0, 4 IP, 6.75 ERA, 13.5 H/9, 6.75 BB/9, 2.25 K/9

10 Reston Pettit
Junior, RHP
5-9, 170

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (3.2 IP, 52 pitches)

Overall: 40 IP, 2-0, 1 sv, 5.40 ERA, 10.8 H/9, 5.0 BB/9, 8.0 K/9

Past four weeks: 1 G, 0-0, 1 sv, 3.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 4.9 H/9, 0.0 BB/9, 9.8 K/9

12 John-Michael Guarino
Senior, RHP
5-9, 170

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (2.2 IP, 59 pitches)

Overall: 19.1 IP, 2-1, 3 sv, 3.37 ERA, 8.8 H/9, 3.3 BB/9, 8.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 1-0, 3.2 IP, 4.91 ERA, 12.2 H/9, 7.4 BB/9, 9.8 K/9

31 Charles Arcuri
Senior, LHP
6-2, 190

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (.2 IP, 22 pitches)

Overall: 13 IP, 0-0, 3 sv, 2.77 ERA, 6.9 H/9, 5.5 BB/9, 14.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 0-0, 1.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16.2 H/9, 0.0 BB/9, 10.8 K/9

 

Roanoke

Roanoke Like North Central, Roanoke has made a fantastic fun to get to the World Series. Unlike North Central, this was not accomplished primarily by the pitching staff. The Maroons have definitely gotten better on the mound, but not enough to go from 24-14 (and 9-11 in the ODAC) to Appleton. Nonetheless, Roanoke's pitchers have made the most of a pretty busy month, running through the losers' bracket in the ODAC and needing two championship games to win the South Regional. Note the difference between John Ruhlman's numbers and everyone else's: his 16 starts are more than any two other Roanoke pitchers combined.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 33-17 450.0  4.20 9.2 3.4 5.0 1.47 3 19
Regional 4-1 45.0 3.60 9.6 2.4 5.0 2.10 0 4
Past four weeks 9-3 109.0 3.63 9.2 3.1 5.2 1.70 1 8

Maroons starters

21 John Ruhlman
Senior, LHP
6-4, 200

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (6 IP, 123 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (6 IP, 79 pitches)

Overall: 99.1 IP, 6-6, 1 sv, 4.17 ERA, 10.4 H/9, 2.7 BB/9, 5.4 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 4-1, 31 IP, 3.48 ERA, 9.6 H/9, 4.0 BB/9, 5.5 K/9

18 Steven Loney
Sophomore, RHP
6-2, 175

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (4.0 IP, 55 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (1 IP, 18 pitches)

Overall: 62 IP, 3-1, 1 sv, 3.92 ERA, 7.5 H/9, 2.8 BB/9, 5.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 1-0, 14 IP, 4.50 ERA, 7.7 H/9, 1.2 BB/9, 5.1 K/9

17 Forrest Wagner
Freshman, LHP
5-10, 175

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (5 IP, 66 pitches)

Overall: 28.2 IP, 2-1, 4.40 ERA, 10.4 H/9, 3.1 BB/9, 4.7 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 1-0, 9 IP, 4.00 ERA, 13.0 H/9, 2.0 BB/9, 7.0 K/9

12 Connor Chiulli
Freshman, RHP
6-0, 165

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (4 IP, 57 pitches)

Overall: 19 IP, 1-0, 2.37 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 2.8 BB/9, 6.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 0-0, 8 IP, 3.38 ERA, 9.0 H/9, 3.4 BB/9, 7.9 K/9

Maroons relievers

36 Sal Trancucci
Freshman, RHP
5-9, 200

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (4 IP, 44 pitches); Saturday, May 20 (1 IP, 16 pitches)

Overall: 28.2 IP, 6-2, 3 sv, 3.78 ERA, 8.9 H/9, 2.6 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 6 G, 1-1, 2 sv, 14.2 IP, 3.68 ERA, 9.8 H/9, 1.2 BB/9, 4.9 K/9

5 Eli Sumpter
Junior, RHP
6-1, 165

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (1 IP, 16 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (3 IP, 40 pitches)

Overall: 27 IP, 3-1, 2 sv, 3.00 ERA, 7.0 H/9, 1.3 BB/9, 3.3 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 1-1, 1 sv, 8 IP, 5.63 ERA, 10.1 H/9, 3.3 BB/9, 1.1 K/9

Sumpter has also settled in as Roanoke's everyday second baseman.

34 Matt Henderlite
Freshman, RHP
6-3, 215

Did not pitch at regional. 

Overall: 25.2 IP, 2-5, 3.51 ERA, 11.2 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 0-0, 4.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 6.2 H/9, 4.2 BB/9, 4.2 K/9

6 Rawlings Cumbea
Senior, RHP
6-2, 170

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (3 IP, 54 pitches); Saturday, May 20 (1 IP, 15 pitches); Sunday, May 21 (3 IP, 38 pitches)

Overall: 23.2 IP, 2-0, 4 sv, 1.90 ERA, 4.2 H/9, 4.2 BB/9, 3.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 0-0, 4 sv, 10 IP, 2.70 ERA, 5.4 H/9, 2.7 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

 

Washington & Jefferson

The workload on some of W&J's pitchers is lessened somewhat by the 23 seven-inning games the Presidents have played this season, but W&J also is the only team left in the tournament that had to throw two games on Monday and Riley Groves, the staff ace and conference ERA leader, would be going on three days' rest if he pitched in the Series opener.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG Sv.
Overall 38-11 392 3.40 8.45 2.55 6.24 2.45 1 9
Regional 4-1 45 3.60 9.40 2.40 5.80 2.42 1 2
Past four weeks 15-4 159 2.94 7.81 2.43 5.89 2.42 1 4

Presidents starters

13 Riley Groves
Senior, RHP
6-1, 180

Pitched at regional: Monday, May 22 (9 IP, 118 pitches); Thursday, May 18 (5.2 IP, 101 pitches)

Overall: 79.2 IP, 10-2, 2.03 ERA, 7.6 H/9, 1.8 BB/9, 6.9 K/9

Past four weeks: 6 G, 35.2 IP, 5-0, 2.27 ERA, 8.8 H/9, 1.5 BB/9, 5.8 K/9 

Trevor Kerr 26 Trevor Kerr
Senior, RHP
6-0, 200

Pitched at regional: Monday, May 22 (5 IP, 63 pitches)

Overall: 56.1 IP, 5-4, 3.36 ERA, 5.9 H.9, 1.9 BB/9, 3.6 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 20 IP, 1-2, 4.95 ERA, 8.6 H/9, 3.6 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

17 Bryce Schnatterly
Junior, RHP
6-2, 205

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (6.1 IP, 106 pitches)

Overall: 45.2 IP, 8-0, 3.15 ERA, 10.2 H/9, 2.4 BB/9, 4.5 K/9

Past four weeks: 4 G, 20 IP, 3-0, 3.72 ERA, 9.3 H/9, 0.9 BB/9, 5.1 K/9

Matt Heslin 12 Matt Heslin
Junior, RHP
6-0, 180

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (4 IP, 61 pitches, 5 ER)

Overall: 53 IP, 4-0, 3.57 ERA, 8.2 H/9, 0.7 BB/9, 4.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 6 G, 21 IP, 2-0, 2.57 ERA, 7.7 H/9, 0.9 BB/9, 4.3 K/9

Presidents relievers

22 Will Bowser
Junior, RHP
6-1, 190

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (.1 IP, 14 P, 1K); Saturday, May 20 (2.2 IP, 41 P, 7 K), Monday, May 22 (1.0 IP, 32 P, 1 K)

Overall: 20 IP, 1-1, 1 sv, 1.35 ERA, 5.0 H/9, 5.4 BB/9, 15.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 8 G, 9.2 IP, 1.86 ERA, 5.6 H/9, 7.5 BB/9, 14.9 K/9

Santino Platt 16 Santino Platt
Sophomore, RHP
5-11, 175

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (1 IP, 25 P); Monday, May 22 (1 IP, 10 P)

Overall: 24.1 IP, 3-0, 1.11 ERA, 4.4 H/9, 5.2 BB/9, 6.7 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 5.7 H/9, 8.6 BB/9, 9.6 K/9

Note: Threw 116 pitches in 8.1 IP on May 13 vs. Grove City.

Derek Helbing 18 Derek Helbing
Sophomore C/RHP
5-10, 180

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (.1 IP, 1 P)

Overall: 10.2 IP, 3-0, 5 sv, 0.84 ERA, 5.1 H/9, 3.4 BB/9, 6.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 6 G, 6.2 IP, 2-0, 3 sv, 0.00 ERA, 4.1 H/9, 4.1 BB/9, 6.8 K/9

Note: Also the starting catcher.

 

Wheaton (Mass.)

The past four weeks for Wheaton (Mass.) includes two losses to Babson in the NEWMAC tournament, a non-conference loss to Eastern Connecticut and a loss to Shenandoah in the first of two championship games in the Mid-Atlantic Regional, but Mike Bruemmel saved the Lyons from really screwing up their pitching by throwing the complete-game shutout on Monday. He was not likely to start the World Series opener regardless.

Period W-L IP ERA H/9 BB/9 K/9 K/BB CG* Sv.
Overall 27-15 371.0 4.00 9.7 2.8 6.3 2.26 4 7
Regional 4-1 45.0  1.60 8.2 2.6 5.2 2.00 2 1
Last four weeks 5-4 78.0 3.69 9.6 2.7 5.9 2.22 2 1

Lyons starters

39 Brady Furdon
Junior, RHP
6-2, 230

Pitched at regional: Saturday, May 20 (8 IP, 125 pitches)

Overall: 71.2 IP, 5-2, 3.39 ERA, 8.7 H/9, 1.5 BB/9, 5.8 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 14.2 IP, 1-1, 4.30 ERA, 8.6 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 2.5 K/9

Outing vs. Johns Hopkins came on three weeks' rest. Previous 10 starts all spaced out very regularly.
32 Mike Bruemmel
Senior, LHP
6-2, 185

Pitched at regional: Monday, May 22 (9 IP, 145 pitches)

Overall: 55.2 IP, 5-2, 2.91 ERA, 9.9 H/9, 2.1 BB/9, 7.1 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 20 IP, 3-0, 1.80 ERA, 9.5 H/9, 2.7 BB/9, 9.0 K/9

Presumably ruled out for Friday's World Series opener after long outing Monday.
45 Dan Southerland
Junior, RHP
6-3, 185

Pitched at regional: Sunday, May 21 (6.1 IP, 88 pitches)

Overall: 52 IP, 3-3, 3.63 ERA, 9.7 H/9, 2.9 BB/9, 5.0 K/9

Past four weeks: 2 G, 10.2 IP, 0-0, 5.91 ERA, 14.3 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 2.5 K/9


25 Tommy Larason
Sophomore, RHP
6-0, 190

Did not pitch at regional.

Overall: 46.2 IP, 5-4, 5.98 ERA, 12.0 H/9, 1.7 BB/9, 4.1 K/9

Past four weeks: 1 G, 1 IP, 0-1, 36.00 ERA, 45.0 H/9, 9.0 BB/9, 0.0 K/9

Lyons relievers

44 Trevor Marques
Freshman, RHP
6-1, 215

Pitched at regional: Friday, May 19 (9 IP, 120 pitches)

Overall: 38.2 IP, 3-1, 1 sv, 3.03 ERA, 6.5 H/9, 4.2 BB/9, 10.7 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 16.2 IP, 1-0, 0.54 ERA, 3.2 H/9, 3.2 BB/9, 10.3 K/9

Regionals start was fourth of season, first since April 20.

35 Joe Bongiovanni
Junior, LHP
5-8, 180

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (1 IP, 23 pitches), Saturday, May 20 (1 IP, 14 pitches)

Overall: 35.1 IP, 3-0, 3 sv, 3.31 ERA, 9.7 H/9, 1.8 BB/9, 5.4 K/9

Past four weeks: 3 G, 2 IP, 0-0, 1 sv, 18.00 ERA, 27.0 H/9, 4.5 BB/9, 0.0 K/9

26 Jimmy Gowen
Junior, LHP
6-1, 175

Pitched at regional: Thursday, May 18 (2.1 IP, 35 pitches), Sunday, May 21 (1.1 IP, 25 pitches)

Overall: 25.1 IP, 1-1, 4.97 ERA, 13.1 H/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.2 K/9

Past four weeks: 5 G, 8 IP, 0-0, 2.50 ERA, 10.1 H/9, 1.1 BB/9, 2.3 K/9

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