4/11/03 Feature: Making The Most Of His Opportunity
General - Anchors the Cardinal bullpen and pitches in big situations, whether it be to close a game or in middle relief Had an excellent 2003 College World Series Throws a big curve ball and has a sneaky fastball that can get into the low 90's Pitches well in clutch situations with runners on base A veteran pitcher accustomed to pitching in big spots A hard-nosed and tough athlete who knows how to compete Has improved tremendously since his arrival at Stanford, especially with the command of his pitches.
Cardinal Career - Has a 13-2 career record that ranks fourth on Stanford's all-time won-loss percentage list with an .867 mark to go with a mark Has struck out 107 batters in 117.0 innings over 57 appearances all out of the bullpen Has also added nine saves Has a 10-1 career record against Pac-10 teams Has not allowed an earned run in 8.1 career postseason innings, giving up just four hits and striking out six while posting a 1-0 record and limiting opponents to a .138 batting average.
2004 Season Notes (Senior) - Has posted a 6-1 record with a team-leading six saves and a 2.62 ERA that would lead the Pac-10 if he had 1.0 more innings pitched to meet the minimum qualifications of 1.0 innings pitched per team game played Co-leads the team with 21 appearances Has struck out 56 batters in 55.0 innings of work for an average of 9.16 per nine innings Opponents are hitting a team-low .188 against him that would also lead the Pac-10 if he had met the minimum inning qualification.
2004 Individual Game Highlights/Notes (Senior)
5/22: at USC - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO ...
5/22: at USC - W, 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO ...
5/16: at Arizona - L, 0.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB ... suffered first loss and first blown save of the season
5/15: at Arizona - SV, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
5/11: Santa Clara - SV, 2.0 IP, 1 SO
5/8: at Washington - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 SO
4/27: at Santa Clara - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO
4/24: at Sacramento State - ND, 2.0 IP, 3 SO
4/18: California - W, 5.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
4/13: Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO
4/8: at Oregon State - W, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 SO
4/3: at UCLA - W, 4.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
3/30: at San Jose State - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 SO
3/27: Cal Poly - SV, 1.0 IP, 1 SO
3/23: at Saint Mary's - ND, 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
3/6: at USC - W, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 SO
2/27: at California - SV, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
2/20: Texas - SV, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 SO
2/15: Kansas - ND, 7.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO ... entered the game in the first inning for his second straight appearance
2/8: at Fresno State - W, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 SO ... season-high eight strikeouts, entered the game in the first inning
1/31: Cal State Fullerton - SV, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 SO
2003 Season Notes (Junior) - Named Stanford's Most Improved Player after becoming a major factor in the Cardinal bullpen, posting a 7-1 record and recording three saves (#9T Pac-10) with a 4.89 ERA in a team-high 27 appearances (#5T Pac-10) Led all Stanford relievers with his seven wins, ranking tied for third on the club overall and tied for 10th in the Pac-10 Added 43 strikeouts in 49.2 innings Came up big in the postseason by winning his only decision and not giving up an earned run with six strikeouts in 8.1 innings pitched and four appearances Tossed 8.0 of the innings in three appearances at the College World Series Limited opponents to a .138 batting average in postseason action Posted a 5-0 record despite a 6.65 ERA in Pac-10 action, appearing in half of the team's 24 games Recorded six outs in just five batters faced to close out Stanford's 8-3 victory over Rice in the second game of the CWS Championship Series (6/22), getting the first batter he faced to hit into a double play before retiring his next four hitters to end the contest Earned the victory in Stanford's 7-5 comeback victory in 10 innings over Cal State Fullerton (6/19) to win a CWS bracket final, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts Made his College World Series debut by throwing 1.2 innings and recording the team's final five outs without giving up an earned run (one unearned run and one hit) and striking out two in a CWS elimination game versus South Carolina (6/17) Made his postseason debut in the NCAA Regional championship game versus Richmond (6/1) by retiring the only batter he faced in the seventh inning Earned a victory with 2.2 hitless innings at California (5/11) Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings at USC (5/4 - Game 2) Picked up a victory at USC (5/3) despite allowing one run and three hits in 1.2 innings Tossed 0.2 hitless innings versus Santa Clara (4/29) Pitched a career-high 5.0 innings versus Oregon State (4/18), limiting the Beavers to two runs and five hits with two strikeouts Tossed a hitless 1.1 innings versus San Jose State (4/15) to earn a save Recorded a win at Washington State (4/7), allowing three hits and one run with four strikeouts over the final 3.0 innings Picked up a win versus Washington (3/29), scattering two runs (one earned) and two hits in 2.0 innings Used twice in each of Stanford's previous two series at Arizona State (3/22-3/24) and versus California (3/7-3/9) Credited with a victory at Arizona State (3/23) despite allowing four runs (three earned) and four hits with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings of a 9-8, 10-inning Stanford victory Earned a save with 3.0 scoreless one-hit innings in the series finale versus California (3/9) Picked up his first collegiate victory with an impressive relief appearance versus Fresno State (2/15), holding the Bulldogs scoreless on one hit with six strikeouts over 4.1 innings Struck out a career-high eight versus Florida State (2/9) but suffered the loss by giving up two runs in the top of the 12th inning after retiring the first 10 batters he faced Pitched 0.2 hitless innings in his season debut at Cal State Fullerton (1/31) Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
2002 Season Notes (Sophomore) - Did not have a decision and posted a 5.11 ERA in 12.1 innings of work and nine appearances, all in relief Did not pitch in the postseason Touched for two runs and three hits in 1.0 innings during his final outing of the season at San Jose State (5/1) Had his most effective outings versus Sacramento State (4/24 - 1.0 IP, 1 SO), versus Texas (3/28 - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO), Cal Poly (3/2 - 1.0 IP, 1 SO) and in his collegiate debut against Brigham Young (2/12 - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO).
2001 Season Notes (Freshman) - A member of the team but did not see any game action.
High School - A 2000 graduate of Breck High School A versatile athlete who played all nine positions in baseball, quarterback in football, as well as wing and center in hockey Teams won hockey (2000) and football (1997) state titles, while baseball club was state runners-up (1999) Was twice selected to the All-State, All-Area and All-District 4A baseball teams (1999, 2000), as well as three times to the All-Tri Metro League squad Named team MVP his final two seasons Led his baseball club to two conference titles Boasted a combined 19-2 record with an 0.63 ERA, while recording 266 strikeouts in 131.0 innings over his final two years Tossed four career no-hitters Posted a career 25-2 record with an 0.99 ERA, amassing 326 strikeouts and throwing 24 complete games Set 10 school records, twice earned First Team All-Tri Metro League honors and helped his team earn two conference championships in football Threw for 4300 career yards and 44 TD's on his way to a 28-4 record as a starter Set a school record with six interceptions on defense as a junior Received First Team All-Tri Metro League honors twice and captured two conference titles in hockey Named his school's Most Improved Player in hockey as a sophomore Named his school's top student-athlete in his junior and senior years, as well as the 1999 Area Athlete of the Year Selected as the Sun-Post Player of the Year in the 1999-2000 academic year Earned the Allen Dunn and Fred B. Anderson trophies for academic and athletic achievement, respectively Coached in baseball by Lenny Sedlock.
Amateur Summer Baseball - Played his second consecutive summer with the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League in the summer of 2003, recording a 2-3 mark with a 2.55 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 35.1 innings over six appearances (five starts) as the team posted a 40-23 record Tossed a pair of complete game shutouts for the Honkers in 2003 Compiled a 3-3 record with a 2.77 ERA and one save with the Honkers in the summer of 2002, while striking out 40 batters in 39.0 innings Played during the summer of 2001 with the Hawaii Island-Movers under current Cardinal assistant coach Dave Nakama, posting a 1-2 record and a 2.76 ERA in 10 appearances and eight starts while striking out 40 batters and giving up only 33 hits in 49.0 innings Also had one hit in his two at bats for the Island-Movers Spent the summer of 2000 playing with the Burnsville Bobcats Legion team Hit .589 with three homers and 26 RBI, while posting a 7-3 record and a 2.21 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 51.0 innings for the Bobcats Played in the summer of 1999 with the Maple Plain Legion team.
Personal - Political Science major Son of Gary and Marcia O'Hagan Competing in sports at the collegiate level runs in the family as father had 10 brothers and sisters who all participated in Division I collegiate athletics Father played football at Boston College and was a three-year starter before training camp stints with both the 49ers and Jets Father has also run 15 marathons Uncle, John Schoen, was a wide receiver at Boston College when Doug Flutie was the quarterback Interned with IMG (International Management Group) during the summer of 2002 Spent part of the summer of 2001 building tennis courts for a Minneapolis company Hobbies include playing golf and basketball Prepares for games by going to church to think and pray Favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees Lists favorite athlete as quarterback Cade McNown Earliest baseball memory is hitting balls in batting cages in Cooperstown when he was two or three years old.
Career Game Highs
IP - 7.2, vs. Kansas (2/15/04)
SO - 8, twice, last at Fresno State (2/8/04)
2004 Season Highs
IP - 7.2, vs. Kansas (2/15/04)
SO - 8, at Fresno State (2/8/04)
Last Updated: 9/30/04