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General - An experienced pitcher who can fill any role that is needed Throws strikes Has developed a nasty slider that is really tough to hit Had a good fall practice session The key to his success is consistency An excellent athlete and a hard-worker.
Cardinal Career - Has a 2-2 career record with a 4.83 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 78.1 innings Stanford's active career leader with 47 appearances, adding four starts and a pair of saves Has also been a part of one combined shutout.
2004 Season Notes (Senior) - Third on the team with a 3.65 ERA Has posted a1-0 record with 12 strikeouts in 12.1 innings Earned his single win this season by pitching 1.2 innings of scoreless relief at Santa Clara (4/27) Has appeared in eight games.
2004 Individual Game Highlights/Notes (Senior)
5/4: San Jose State - ND, 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB
4/27: at Santa Clara - W, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB ... closed out the 14-inning, marathon game with 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the victory
3/26: Cal Poly - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
3/7: at USC - ND, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB
2/15: Kansas - ND, 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER
2/13: Kansas - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
2/6: at Fresno State - ND, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 SO ... held Fresno State scoreless over the final 2.2 innings in a pitchers' dual that ended in a 3-1 Stanford loss
1/31: Cal State Fullerton - ND, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
2003 Season Notes (Junior) - Posted a 1-0 record and a 5.12 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 19.1 innings and 14 appearances (one start) Touched for a pair of runs and two hits without recording an out in his College World Series and postseason debut in the CWS Championship Series finale versus Rice (6/23) Struck out two in 1.0 scoreless innings in his final regular season outing of the season versus Saint Mary's (5/13) Also pitched 1.0 scoreless innings in his previous outing at San Jose State (5/6) as he was one of seven Stanford pitchers to combine for a 3-0 shutout of the Spartans Earned his first collegiate victory with the longest outing of his career (6.1 IP) at Santa Clara (4/8), striking out a career-high seven Pitched a hitless 1.2 innings with one strikeout versus San Francisco (4/1) Tossed 2.0 scoreless relief innings against USC (2/28) Made his first start of the season versus Nevada (2/17 - 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 SO), taking a no-decision in Stanford's 5-4 win Had back-to-back scoreless outings versus Florida State (2/8 - 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO; 2/9 - 0.1 IP) in his first two appearances of the season.
2002 Season Notes (Sophomore) - Tied for second on the club with 20 appearances but did not pitch in the postseason Recorded 40 strikeouts in 39.2 innings (9.08 strikeouts per nine innings), one of only three Stanford pitchers to record more strikeouts than innings pitched Finished 0-2 with a 5.45 ERA Tossed a hitless ninth inning with a strikeout in his final appearance of the season versus Washington State (5/25) Pitched 2.0 innings versus Arizona State (5/11), scattering two hits and one run Threw 2.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts at Santa Clara (5/7) Scattered two hits and one run in 2.0 innings at San Jose State (5/1) Tossed 2.0 impressive hitless innings with three strikeouts versus Sacramento State (4/24) Started three straight Tuesday games (4/2 - San Francisco; 4/9 - San Jose State; 4/16 - Saint Mary's) Posted an impressive 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and only one hit allowed in his first start of the season versus San Francisco (4/2) Took the loss in a relief outing versus Texas (3/29), giving up a pair of 10th inning runs in Stanford's 2-0 loss Picked up his second save and had arguably his most effective outing of the season at USC (3/24), tossing 2.1 innings of scoreless one-hit relief with three strikeouts Tossed a scoreless inning at California (3/9) Pitched 2.0 perfect innings, recording six outs (including a double play) while facing only five batters to close out an 11-3 win over Cal Poly (3/3) Charged with a loss at Santa Clara (2/23), giving up two runs, three hits and two walks in 0.2 innings of relief Had excellent relief performances in his first three outings, including a 6.0 inning stint at Fresno State (2/16 - 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO) Effective in a wild 15-11 win at Florida State (2/9), scattering two hits and two runs with four strikeouts over 4.0 innings Picked up his first collegiate save against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), tossing the final 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out five in a 17-1 win.
2001 Season Notes (Freshman) - Pitched effectively in limited action with a 2.57 ERA and an 0-0 record in 7.0 innings pitched and five appearances Most impressive outings were 2.0 innings of hitless work at USC (4/21) and a performance versus San Jose State (4/24 - 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 SO) three days later.
High School - A 2000 graduate of Golden Valley High School Named District Player of the Year as a senior after posting a 9-3 record with a 1.50 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 84.1 innings Twice selected First Team All-Central California Conference Also a First Team All-CCC center in basketball as a senior A three-time member of the Academic All-Conference team Class salutatorian Coached in baseball by Scott Hague.
Amateur Summer Baseball - Had a great summer in 2003 with the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Coastal Collegiate League, helping the squad to a 51-10-1 overall record and a runner-up showing at the National Baseball Congress World Series by going 3-1 with a 1.48 ERA and striking out 26 in 24.1 innings Also played with the Foresters in the summer of 2002, posting an 0-1 record and a 5.41 ERA in limited action, while striking out 11 batters in his 6.0 innings of work Spent the summer of 2001 with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League, posting an 0-0 record and a 6.46 ERA in nine appearances and 15.1 innings Participated with the nation's top high school prospects on the USA Junior National Team that took second place at the 2000 World Championships in Canada Also played on a Merced Legion team in 1998 that made the state tournament.
Personal - Communication major Son of Ron and Pat Ehrlich Favorite movie is the baseball comedy classic Major League Aspires to become a broadcaster or physical therapist Worked at a baseball camp in the summer of 2002 Enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time Favorite professional team is the San Francisco Giants, while favorite athlete is Barry Bonds His advice to youngsters who want to play collegiate baseball would be "to stay positive and don't ever give up" Earliest baseball memory is playing catch with his dad.
Career Game Highs
IP - 6.1, at Santa Clara (4/8/03)
SO - 7, Santa Clara (4/8/03)
2004 Season Highs
IP - 3.0, vs. Cal State Fullerton (1/31/04)
SO - 5, at Fresno State (2/6/04)
Last Updated: 9/30/04