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Grant Johnson Repeats As BIG EAST Pitcher Of The Week, Among Several Irish Players Who Post Top Statistical Regular Seasons

May 25, 2004

Notre Dame junior Grant Johnson (Burr Ridge, Ill.) – whose 1.58 season ERA would rank 4th in the nation (he is 10 innings shy of the minimum) – has repeated as the BIG EAST Conference pitcher of the week, after logging seven shutout innings for the second straight week to headline a 9-0 victory over Virginia Tech on May 21. He becomes just the second Notre Dame pitcher ever to earn the BIG EAST honor in back-to-back weeks (Danny Tamayo also turned in the feat in 2001), with no previous Notre Dame position players ever earning consecutive BIG EAST player-of-the-week awards.

(Note: plenty of updated information on the Irish, BIG EAST stat leaders and the next game vs. BC follow below)

Johnson, who has made an impressive return from his sophomore-year shoulder surgery, helped post Notre Dame’s fourth straight series-opening shutout while tying a career high with nine strikeouts in the win over the Hokies. The 6-5, 215-pound righthander allowed just two balls to leave the infield (on a linedrive to center and single through the left side), with his 91-pitch start including all but four of his outs coming via Ks (9) or groundouts (8), plus a pair of infield popups, a lineout to the shortstop and a foulout.

Johnson ended up leading the BIG EAST with a 1.91 ERA during 2004 conference games, after allowing just one Virginia Tech leadoff batter to reach base while holding the Hokies to 1-for-9 batting with runners on base and 0-for-7 with 2 outs. He has been impressive all season at working out of jams and showcased his moxy in the 7th by maintaining the shutout with the bases loaded and no outs, registering three straight strikeouts (each went down swinging at 1-2 pitches).

JOHNSON BY THE NUMBERS – Grant Johnson’s 45.2 innings leave him shy of the minimum to be listed in the NCAA rankings (1 IP per team game) but his 1.58 overall season ERA would rank 1st in the BIG EAST and 4th in the nation (plus 8th-best in ND record book) … the only pitchers among the current NCAA leaders with an ERA better than Johnson’s are top-ranked prospect Jered Weaver of Long Beach State (1.25), Troy State’s Nate Moore (1.25) and Northeastern’s Jordan Thomson (1.31) … Weaver is the brother of current Major Leaguer Jeff Weaver … n addition to his low overall ERA, Johnson’s .171 opponent batting average would be leading the BIG EAST (teammate Jeff Samardzija is the official leader, at .199) and would rank 3rd in the ND record book (stat kept since ’91) … Johnson also ranks 3rd on the Irish staff in games started (11) and 4th in strikeouts (41) and innings pitched while his other season stats include a 5-0 record in 12 total appearances, 28 hits allowed and 22 walks. He ranks 2nd on the staff in fewest hits allowed per 9 innings (5.52, would rank 8th in ND record book), plus 3rd in strikeout avg. (8.1 per 9 IP) and 4th with 9.7 groundouts per game … situationally, Johnson owns the best opponent leadoff on-base pct. (just .213) while ranking 3rd on the staff for lowest batting avg. with runners on base (.200) and 4th in opponent 2-out batting (.186). Roughly one-third of his strikeouts (14 of 41) have come on called third strikes … in conference games only, Johnson led the BIG EAST with a 1.91 ERA and .169 opp. batting avg., with all five of his decisions coming in conference play … his other stats in eight BIG EAST starts included 33 Ks (7.9/9 IP), 15 BB and 23 hits allowed in 37.2 innings … Heilman is the only previous ND pitcher to lead the BIG EAST in conference ERA, posting a 1.40 en route to repeating as the league’s pitcher of the year in 2001 … Johnson’s two healthy seasons with the Irish include a 14-4 record and 2.88 ERA that would rank 9th in the ND record book, plus 127 strikeouts, 66 walks and 122 hits allowed in 147.0 innings … his 1.58 season ERA and low hit average (5.22/9 IP) both are on pace to rank 8th in the ND record book.

ND’s BIG EAST WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY – The Notre Dame program now has produced 29 BIG EAST pitcher-of-the-week recipients in the last nine years, the most from any of the league’s schools during that stretch (Rutgers is next with 22, followed by West Virginia’s 17) … six previous ND hurlers have earned multiple BIG EAST pitcher-of-the week honors (five doing so in the same season), including current sophomore LHP Tom Thornton twice in the first month of the 2004 season (Feb. 32, March 15) … just two previous ND staffs have produced two pitchers who earned multiple BIG EAST pitcher-of-the-week awards in the same seasons, in 2000 (Aaron Heilman and Scott Cavey) and again in 2001 (Heilman and Danny Tamayo) … Tamayo earned three honors in that 2001 season and is the only previous Irish player to earn BIG EAST awards in consecutive weeks (April 23 and 30 of that season) … ND is the only school to produce three different BIG EAST players of the week this season and led the conference with both four weekly player awards and four pitcher awards. … Johnson rose to the challenge with BIG EAST rival Rutgers to earn his previous BIG EAST weekly honor, tossing the 4-hit shutout to best Rutgers ace Jack Egbert in the 7-inning series opener on May 15 (1 BB, 25 BF, 11 groundouts, 71% strikes) while emerging victorious from just the sixth 1-0 game of the 10-year Paul Mainieri era (ND has won all six) … he logging his first complete game in nearly two years, dating back to his 1-hitter vs. South Alabama in the ’02 NCAAs (that outing earned him national pitcher of the week, after the BIG EAST weekly awards had ended) … Notre Dame’s previous BIG EAST pitcher-of-the-week recipients include 10-time honoree Heilman, from 1998-2001 (no other BIG EAST pitcher ever has totaled more than four). Two other ND pitchers – Cavey (’97-’00) and Tamayo (’98, ’00-’01) – are tied for fourth on the BIG EAST list with three career BIG EAST pitcher-of-the-week awards while Niesel, Thornton, Johnson and recent starter/closer specialist J.P. Gagne (’00-’03) each own two BIG EAST weekly awards. The other five Notre Dame pitchers who have received weekly BIG EAST honors include Christian Parker (’96), Lidge (’98), Alex Shilliday (’98), Peter Ogilvie (’02).

SHOWDOWN CITY – Bridgewater, N.J., could be the place to be for east-coast scouts on Thursday, May 27, when Notre Dame faces Boston College in the first game of the BIG EAST Tournament (3:30 EDT) … the game will feature two of the highest-rated prospects in the BIG EAST in the form of junior righthanders Chris Lambert (BC) and Grant Johnson (ND) … Baseball America’s latest ratings of draft-eligible players (high school, college and JC included) list Lambert 12th among college pitchers, 16th among all college players, 18th among all pitchers and 25th among all players while Johnson is No. 33 among college pitchers, 44th among all pitchers, 46th among all college players and 67th among all players (with Division I college baseball alone including nearly 300 teams) … Lambet currently ranks 3rd among BIG EAST players in overall ERA (3.31) to along with a league-best 99 total Ks, also ranking 2nd behind Samardzija in lowest opp. batting avg. (.207) and 8th in innings (84.1) while his other stats include a 6-4 record, 49 walks, 63 hits, 10.6 Ks and 5.2 BB per 9 IP … in conference games only, Lambert ranks 14th in ERA (4.18), and in wins (5-2), 1st in Ks (58), 5th in opp. batting (.229), plus 32 BB, 41 H, 47.1 IP, 11.0 Ks and 6.1 BB per 9 IP … there will be a lack of familiarity in Thursday’s game between the pitchers and hitters, as the Irish have not faced Lambert since the final week of the 2002 regular season while the Eagles also have not seen Johnson since that 2002 series … Johnson’s Freshman All-America season in 2002 included winning the 9-inning, Friday-night series opener vs. BC (8-2; 6 IP, 4 H, R, 2 BB, 6 Ks, 83 pitches) … all six of his Ks came in the first time through the lineup … only three current BC position players remain who played in that game and they combined to bat 0-for-8 with a pair of Ks vs. Johnson: 1B Ryan Morgan (0-for-3; 3U, 4-3, F-7-2 DP), CF Drew Locke (0-for-3; KL, L-9, FC 5-4) and 3B/OF Jason Delaney (0-for-2; KS, F-8) … the game featured a memorable double-play throw to the plate from LF Brian Stavisky (who also completed a streak of 11 straight times on base) while Joe Thaman’s grand slam capped the night … Lambert (who went on to earn BIG EAST pitcher of the year) took the hill the next day in the 7-inning game-2, entering the game with a 9-2 record … he took a no-hitter and 6-0 lead into the 4th (BC scored four in the 1st) before the Irish used 3 hits, 3 walks and a costly error (5 UER) to claim a 7-6 lead en route to the 10-6 win … Lambert’s final line was 5 IP, 9 R/3 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 1 K in 98 pitches … three current ND players faced Lambert that day and combined to bat 2-for-7: 2B Steve Sollmann (0-for-2; 1-3, BB/R, F-7), SS Javi Sanchez (1-for-3; F-9, E4/R, 1B-9/R) and 1B Joe Thaman (1-for-2, KS, HR-9/4 RBI) … ND’s 7-run rally included Sollmann’s 1-out walk, Stavisky’ single through the left side (on a 1-2 pitch), Andrew Bushey’s RBI double down the leftfield line, Paul O’Toole’s 5-pitch walk, Matt Bok’s full-count walk, a flyout and then the groundball to 2B Josh DiScipio who booted the try for a costly error … Thaman then launched the next pitch over the RF fence for his second grand slam in a span of 17 hours.

BIG EAST BESTS – Notre Dame players combined to lead the BIG EAST in nine offensive categories and four pitching stats during 2004 conference games – including six of the offensive stats (batting avg., hits, home runs, RBI, runs, triples) that are included in the BIG EAST record book among its list of annual leaders. The only BIG EAST teams ever to have more conference leaders among the nine record-book offensive stats were the 1987 and ’88 Seton Hall squads – led by the likes of Mo Vaughn, Craig Biggio, Martese Robinson and Dana Brown – that played when the league included just eight teams.

Most notably among the Irish stat leaders, sophomore rightfielder Craig Cooper became the first player in BIG EAST history ever to lead the league in conference batting avg. (.470), on-base pct. (.545) and slugging pct. (.712) in the same season – while junior third baseman Matt Macri led the league in five different categories for conference games: hits (38), home runs (7), triples (3), runs (36) and total bases (71).

Macri’s name will be added to four of the nine BIG EAST record-book annual leader lists (hits, HRs, 3Bs and runs, with TBS not kept as an annual stat), tying three previous BIG EAST players for the most conference-leading stats among those nine categories. It has been 14 years since a BIG EAST player led four of those nine categories, with SHU’s Biggio the first to do so in 1986 (27 runs, 16 stolen bases, 21 walks, 3 triples), followed by his teammate Brown in 1988 (.455, 30 hits, 27 runs, 17 SBs) and Georgetown’s John Belicka in 1990 (21 runs, 22 RBI, 9 doubles, 6 HRs).

Macri’s tremendous offensive versatility is evidenced by the fact that he is the first player ever to lead the BIG EAST in conference home runs and triples. He also becomes just the fourth to lead the league in hits and home runs during the same season, joining former UConn star and current Texas Ranger Jason Grabowski (40 H, 10 HR in ’96) and former Pittsburgh players Josh Tyler (37 H, 6 HR in ’94) and Matt Stennet (27 H, 6 HR in ’85) in that distinction.

Notre Dame also is the first BIG EAST team since 1991 to feature the BIG EAST leader in conference batting avg. (Cooper) and ERA (Johnson). Just four previous tandems in the 20-year history of BIG EAST baseball have completed the feat (all when the league included just eight teams): Providence’s Roger Haggerty (.500) and Jim Navilliat (1.45) in 1985; Seton Hall’s Martese Robinson (.519) and John Spiciarich in 1987; Villanova’s Dennis McCaffery (.458) and Brian Kenny (1.19) in 1990; and the 1991 St. John’s pair of David Honor (.442) and Mike Maerten (1.60).

Sophomore DH Matt Bransfield also finished as the BIG EAST leader in RBI during conference games (33), making Notre Dame the league’s first team since 1989 (and third in BIG EAST history) to feature the conference leader in batting avg., home runs and RBI (ND has the unique distinction of also owning the ERA leader). The 1989 Villanova squad – featuring Kevin Cain’s .517 batting avg., Gary Scott’s 27 RBI and 6 home runs from Scott and Gary Schall – is the only previous BIG EAST team to feature three different players who comprised the league’s leaders in batting, RBI and home runs.

Seton Hall produced the other two teams with BIG EAST leaders in the top three offensive categories, doing so in 1987 behind the hitting of Robinson (.519) and slugging of Vaughn (37 RBI, 13 HR) before duplicating the feat in 1988 with Brown (.455) and Vaughn (37 RBI, 7 HR). Brown also led the BIG EAST in ’88 with 27 runs scored, as did SHU’s Craig Biggio in ’87 (35), VU’s Scott and Jim Sears in ’89 (both with 24) and ND’s Macri in 04 (36).

Notre Dame junior righthander Grant Johnson led the BIG EAST in conference ERA (1.91) and low opponent bagging avg. (.169) while sophomore closer Ryan Doherty topped the list for appearances (12) and saves (6) in BIG EAST games. Just three previous BIG EAST staffs have featured both the league’s ERA and saves leader: Providence in 1986 (Jim Navilliat 1.45, Tommy Geruso 2 SV), St. John’s in 1991 (Mike Maerten 1.60, Eric Reichenbach 5 SV) and Villanova in 1996 (John Klopp 1.71 and 4 SV).

ND’s BIG EAST STAT LEADER HISTORY -Cooper is ND’s fourth BIG EAST batting champ and second in the last three seasons, with the others including Jeff Wagner (.488 in ’97), Brant Ust (.493 in ’98) and Steve Stanley (.431 in ’02) … Macri (Clive, Iowa) joins Stanley (44, in ’02) as the second ND player to lead the BIG EAST in hits … Stanley also led the league in runs during the 2001 (38) and ’02 (30) seasons … Macri continues an ND tradition of BIG EAST triples leaders that also includes J.J. Brock (4 in ’97), Ken Meyer (4 in ’00), Stanley (5 in ’01) and Brennan Grogan (4 in ’03) … Bransfield (Englewoo, Colo.) becomes the fifth straight ND player to lead the BIG EAST in RBI, following the likes of Alec Porzel (27 in ’00, 35 in ’01), Paul O’Toole (30 in ’02) and current junior 1B Matt Edwards (26 in ’03) … Stanley also led the BIG EAST in stolen bases as a freshman (12, in ’99) and walks as a junior (18, in ’01) while Porzel was a two-time BIG EAST doubles leader (11 in ’00, 13 in ’01) … Grant Johnson follows Aaron Heilman (1.40, in ’01) as ND’s second pitcher to lead the BIG EAST in conference ERA while Heilman (4 in ’98), John Corbin (4 in ’99) and now Doherty have been BIG EAST saves leaders … other previous ND players listed among the six yearly leaders in the BIG EAST record book include: Heilman (7 in ’00, 8 in ’01) and current junior RHP Chris Niesel (7 in ’03) in wins; Heilman (66 in ’00) and Danny Tamayo (59 in ’01) in strikeouts; Tamayo with 60.2 innings in ’01; and Heilman with 8 complete games in ’01.

Notre Dame also led the BIG EAST in team batting avg. for conference games during the 2004 season (.319, well ahead of Virginia Tech’s .304), joining the 1996 (.327), 1997 (.360) and 2001 (.334) Irish squads as BIG EAST team batting champs … the Irish also finished the 2004 conference slate as the BIG EAST leader in team on-base pct. (.404, with Pittsburgh second at .381), slugging pct. (.489, to Pitt’s .450), runs (188, with VT’s 154 a distant 2nd) and home runs (26, to Pitt’s 24), plus 4th in stolen bases (36) … on the mound, ND finished with a BIG EAST-best 179 strikeouts (besting BC’s 166) and a walk avg. of 2.73 per 9 IP that was best among the league’s staffs – also finishing 2nd in conference ERA (3.51, behind SJU’s 3.14) and K avg. (7.40/9 IP) and 3rd in opp. batting avg. (.258) and saves (6) … defensively, the Irish turned a BIG EAST-leading 28 double plays (to SJU’s 26) and ranked 3rd with a .968 fielding pct. … ’04 marked the first time in four seasons that ND did not own the top conference ERA (3.46 in ’01, 3.74 in ’02, 3.14 in ’03) … the ’03 team also led the BIG EAST with a .968 conference fielding pct

In addition to the above statistical leaders, ND players finished in the top 10 of several other BIG EAST statistical categories during conference play … here’s the complete rundown:

Offensive Team Stats (for BIG EAST games)
1st in batting average (.319, VT 2nd at .304)
1st in on-base percentage (.404, Pitt. 2nd at .381)
1st in slugging percentage (.489, Pitt. 2nd at .450)
1st in runs scored (188, VT 2nd with 154)
1st in home runs (26, Pitt. 2nd with 24)
1st in doubles (54, WVU 2nd with 47)
1st in hits (273, VT 2nd with 265)
3rd in triples (7, RU 1st with 9)
3rd in walks (98, SHU 1st with 112)
4th in stolen bases (36, Pitt. 1st with 63)

Pitching Team Stats (for BIG EAST games)
1st in strikeouts (179, BC 2nd with 166)
1st in low walk avg. (2.73/9 IP, UConn 2nd at 2.84)
1st in saves (7, tied with Pitt.) 2nd in ERA (3.51, SJU 1st at 3.14)
2nd in strikeout avg. (7.40/9 IP, BC 1st at 7.49)
3rd in opponent batting avg. (.258, BC 1st at .252)

Fielding Team Stats (for BIG EAST games)
1st in double plays (28, SHU 2nd with 26)
3rd in .968 fielding pct. (.968, Pitt 1st at .978)

ND Players Among Individual BIG EAST Leaders (for BIG EAST games)

Craig Cooper (RF, So.)
1st in batting avg. (.470, BC’s Jason Delaney 2nd at .429)
1st in on-base pct. (.545, SHU’s Anthony Seratelli 2nd at .515)
1st in slugging pct. (.712. ND’s Matt Macri 2nd at .703
1st in “OBS” (1.257, Macri 2nd at 1.174)
9th in runs (20)

Matt Macri (3B, Jr.)
1st in hits (38, Pitt.’s Bryan Spamer 2nd with 37)
1st in home runs (7, tied with Pitt.’s PJ Hiser and Tom Cashman)
1st in runs (36, Pitt.’s Ben Copeland 2nd with 23)
1st in triples (3)
1st in total bases (71, Hiser 2nd at 64)
2nd in slugging pct. (.703, Craig Cooper 1st at .712)
3rd in “OBS” (1.174, Cooper 1st at 1.257)
5th in batting avg. (.376, Cooper 1st at .470)
6th in on-base pct. (.471, Cooper 1st at .712)

Matt Bransfield (DH, So.)
1st in RBI (33, BC’s Jason Delaney 2nd with 30)
3rd in runs (22, ND’s Matt Macri 1st with 36)
4th in home runs (6, three others had 7)
4th in total bases (53, Macri 1st with 71)

Steve Andres (LF, So.)
6th in slugging pct. (.595, ND’s Caig Cooper 1st at .712)

Greg Lopez (SS, So.)
3rd in doubles (8, two others had 9)
12th in batting avg. (.353)

Javi Sanchez (C, Sr.)
3rd in doubles (8, two others had 9)

Steve Sollmann (2B, Sr.)
3rd in stolen bases (11, in 13 GP; Pitt.’s Ben Copeland 1st with 15 in 26 GP)

Grant Johnson (RHP, Jr.)
1st in ERA (1.91, VT’s Josh Biber 2nd at 2.49)
1st in low opponent batting avg. (.169, SHU’s Joey Scott 2nd at .175)
2nd in wins (5-0, Pitt.’s Nick Evangelista 1st at 6-1)

Tom Thornton (LHP, Fr.)
8th in strikeouts (34)

Chris Niesel (RHP, Jr.)
6th in strikeouts (39)
9th in innings (49.1)

Ryan Doherty (RHP, Jr.)
1st in saves (6)
1st in appearances (12)

Joe Thaman (LHP, Sr.)
4th in appearances (11)

Dan Kapala (RHP, Fr.)
4th in appearances (11)

BIG EAST CHAMPS – Notre Dame is the only team to qualify for the BIG EAST Tournament in each of the past nine seasons (since joining the conference in 1995-96), winning regular-season titles in 1997 (15-6), 1999 (20-5), 2001 (22-4), 2002 (18-8) and 2004 (20-6) … the Irish also were the regular-season runner-up in 1998 (15-4) and 2000 (18-7) while placing third in 1996 (13-7) and 2003 (16-7) – with their all-time winning pct. in BIG EAST regular-season games (.744, 157-54) easily ranking as the best in the league over then span of the past nine seasons.

OVERALL BIG EAST STAT LEADERS – Here’s a look at where Notre Dame finished up as a team and individually among BIG EAST overall stat charts, heading into the ’04 postseason:

Offensive Team Stats (for all games)
1st in on-base percentage (.413, Pittsburgh 2nd at .400)
1st in runs scored (448, Pitt. 2nd with 404)
1st in doubles (111, Pitt./WVU 2nd with 107)
1st in hits (448, Pitt. 2nd with 404)
1st in walks (247, 4 teams with 215)
2nd in batting average (.315, Pitt. 1st at .320)
2nd in home runs (57, Pitt 1st with 61)
2nd in slugging percentage (.481, Pitt. 1st at .503)
2nd in “OBS” (.894, Pitt 1st at .903)
2nd in triples (7, Pitt 1st with 21)
7th in stolen bases (65, Pitt. 1st with 171)

Pitching Team Stats (for all games)
1st in ERA (3.45, SJU 2nd at 3.87)
1st in low opponent batting avg. (.247, BC 2nd at .254)
1st in low walk avg. (2.70/9 IP, VT 2nd at 3.19)
2nd in saves (14, SJU 1st with 15)
3rd in strikeouts (388, BC 1st with 415)
4th in strikeout avg. (7.09/9 IP, BC 1st at 8.01)

Fielding Team Stats (for all games)
2nd in fielding pct. (.968, Pitt. 1st at .972)
2nd in double plays (53, VT 1st with 55)

ND Players Among Individual BIG EAST Leaders (for all games)

Craig Cooper (RF, So.)
2nd in batting avg. (.382, Pitt.’s Jim Negrych 1st at .387)
4th in slugging pct. (.612)
5th in “OBS” (1.069)
8th in on-base pct. (.457)

Matt Macri (3B, Jr.)
1st in runs (70, Pitt’s Ben Copeland 2nd with 62)
1st in triples (7, tied with Pitt.’s Ben Copeland)
2nd in slugging pct. (.691, Pitt’s PJ Hiser 1st at .775)
2nd in on-base pct. (.480, RU’s Graig Badger 1st at .502)
2nd in “OBS” (1.171, Hiser 1st at 1.213)
2nd in hits (78, RU’s Jeff Frazier 1st with 79)
2nd in total bases (143, Hiser 1st with 148)
3rd in walks (37, Badger 1st with 44)
4th in home runs (12, Hiser 1st with 21)
4th in RBI (51, Hiser 1st with 64)
5th in batting avg. (.377, Pitt’s Jim Negrych 1st at .387)
6th in doubles (15, two in 1st with 20)

Matt Bransfield (DH, So.)
3rd in RBI (53, Pitt.’s PJ Hiser 1st with 64)
5th in home runs (11, Hiser 1st with 21)
9th in slugging pct. (.575)

Steve Andres (LF, So.)
2nd in walks (39, RU’s Graig Badger 1st with 44
) 7th in on-base pct. (.462)

Greg Lopez (SS, So.)
10th in doubles (14)

Steve Sollmann (2B, Sr.)
10th in stolen bases (16, in 33 GP)

Matt Edwards (1B, Jr.)
5th in RBI (49)
6th in home runs (9)

Tom Thornton (LHP, Fr.)
3rd in wins (7-2, two with 8 wins)
8th in strikeouts (62)
8th in innings pitched (84.1)
10th in low opp. batting avg. (.261)
14th in ERA (4.16)

Chris Niesel (RHP, Jr.)
2nd in strikeouts (78, BC’s Chris Lambert 1st with 99)
3rd in innings (87.1, UConn’s Mike James 1st with 90.1)
3rd in wins (7-2, two with 8 wins)
11th in ERA (4.02)

Ryan Doherty (RHP, Jr.)
1st in saves (11, also 9th in nation)
2nd in appearances (27, VT’s Nicky Bowers 1st with 28)

Joe Thaman (LHP, Sr.)
6th in appearances (24)

Dan Kapala (RHP, Fr.)
5th in appearances (25)

Jeff Samardzija (RHP, Fr.)
1st in ERA (2.50, WVU’s Zac Cline 2nd at 2.65)
1st in low opp. batting avg. (.199, BC’s Chris Lambert 2nd at .207

Jess Stewart (RHP, Fr.)
3rd in wins (7-1, two with 8 wins)