West Chester, Penn.
West Chester Rustin
2020 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
2020 GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD WATCH LIST
Junior (2020): Made four starts as Miami’s Saturday starter…Went 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA in his four appearances…Struck out 38 batters and walked just five over 25.2 innings pitched…Held opponents to a .207 batting average…Led team with three wins and was tied with Brian Van Belle with team-best 38 strikeouts…Earned a win in season debut, allowing two runs while striking out nine over six innings against Rutgers (Feb. 15)…Struck out nine batters while allowing just one run over six innings against No. 2 Florida (Feb. 22)…Posted a career-high 12 strikeouts and allowed just three hits over 6.2 shutout innings in victory over Towson (Feb. 29)…Tossed a season-high seven shutout innings, striking out eight batters in win over Pittsburgh (Mar. 7).
2019 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
2019 USA BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM
Sophomore (2019): Made 12 starts, primarily as Miami’s Saturday starter in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Went 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA in his 12 appearances…Struck out 67 batters and walked just 23 over 60.1 innings…Opened season with win over Rutgers, tossing 5.1 innings of three-hit, one-run ball (Feb. 16)…Struck out seven over 6.2 innings at Florida (Feb .23)…Fanned a season-high 10 batters while allowing just one unearned run on three hits over six innings against UMBC (Mar. 2)…Racked up nine strikeouts over six innings against NC State (Mar. 23)…Allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings while striking out nine in win against Florida State (Apr. 6)…Threw 4.2 shutout innings at Virginia (Apr. 13)…Impressed in first start back from injury, tossing 2.2 innings of one-run ball at Wake Forest (May 13)…Threw five scoreless innings against Duke (May 18) in regular season finale, striking out six and allowing just one hit…Made NCAA postseason debut against Central Michigan (May 31), striking out five over 4.1 innings in Starkville Regional opener.
True Freshman (2018): Made six appearances and four starts in first season…Posted 4.44 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 26.1 innings…Finished 1-1 in first year…Missed first month of season due to offseason meniscus surgery…Made career debut with 2.1 innings of relief at Georgia Tech (March 31)…Collected first two strikeouts of career against Yellow Jackets…Allowed three runs in 3.0 innings vs. FAU (April 4)…Made first start of career vs. UCF (April 11), scattering four hits in 4.2 scoreless innings…Delivered best start of career vs. FGCU (April 18), tossing 8.0 dominant frames and allowing just one run to pick up first win…Struck out eight batters vs. Eagles and issued zero walks in 89-pitch outing…Struck out four in 5.1 innings in loss vs. FIU (April 25)…Made final start of season at Virginia Tech (May 13), allowing three earned runs in 3.0 innings.
High School/Prep: Selected in 33rd round of 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Atlanta…Three-year letterwinner at West Chester Rustin…Helped lead team to league championships all three seasons of high school…Earned first-team all-conference recognition each year of career…Named conference’s “Player of the Year” in 2017…Went 8-0 on hill and finished with 0.77 ERA senior year…Batted .437 in final year and .417 in junior year…Ranked No. 76 overall in Baseball America‘s list of top 500 MLB Draft prospects…Also played basketball and soccer at West Chester…First-team all-conference selection in final season playing soccer.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Jo Anne…Intends to major in finance…Honor roll student all four years of high school.