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Carson Palmquist

position

Left-handed Pitcher

Height

6-4

Weight

190 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Fort Myers, Fla.

High School

Riverdale

The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.

2021 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST

*True Freshman (2020): Made eight appearances as a reliever out of the Miami bullpen in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Went 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA…Struck out 15 batters while walking five over 11.2 innings pitched…Held opponents to a .146 batting average…Made Miami debut vs. No. 2 Florida (Feb. 23), striking out a career-high five batters over three hitless, shutout innings…Earned first career win after tossing two scoreless innings vs. USF (Feb. 26)…Tossed a scoreless inning in sweep-clinching win over Towson (Mar. 1)…Threw two shutout innings in win over Pitt (Mar. 8)…Struck out two batters in one inning at No. 12 UCF (Mar. 11).

High School: Four-year varsity starter at Riverdale High School, where he was named team captain and led team to regionals in his senior campaign…Did not allow an earned run in his junior and senior years with 106 strikeouts in his senior season…Earned two varsity letters as a basketball player, averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game.

Personal:  Parents are Cindy and Chris Palmquist…Has one brother, Cody…Intends to major in criminal justice.