May 7, 1999

  • BIG EAST title within sight for Notre Dame (36-11, 16-3)
  • Irish 32-5 since March 7, on verge of 11th straight 40-win season
  • Nussbaum keeps making plays, riding 11-game hitting streak


Sat.    5/8     * at Georgetown         Noon  Sun.    5/9     * at Georgetown (DH)    NoonTue.    5/11    * Univ. of Miami        7:05 p.m.Wed.    5/12    * Univ. of Miami        7:05 p.m.   Home games at Notre Dame's Eck Stadium

* On WHME radio 103.1 FM, available via realaudio through the Notre Dame website, at (games at GU will be limited to call-in updates every 30 minutes).

The Notre Dame baseball team (36-11, 16-3 BIG EAST)-fresh off a six-day break from competition for final exams-looks to take further steps towards the BIG EAST Conference regular-season title this week, with a three-game series at last-place Georgetown (17-31, 2-21) … the Irish then will return home for a two-game series vs. one of the nation’s top teams-the Miami Hurricanes (May 11-12)-before closing the regular season at St. John’s (May 15-16) … Notre Dame is four wins shy of the program’s 11th straight 40-win season.

MAGIC NUMBER STILL AT FOUR: Notre Dame’s “magic number” to clinch the BIG EAST regular-season title remains four (vs. 17-6 Rutgers), while the Irish are just one game away from clinching a higher finish than St. John’s (11-9) and two games shy of a higher finish than Providence (15-8) … the Irish close conference play with a three-game series at St. John’s … Rutgers has a bye from conference play this weekend before closing with a series at eighth-place Pittsburgh (10-13) … St. John’s plays at 10th-place Boston College this week … Seton Hall stands in fourth place (12-10), with Villanova (10-10) clinging to the sixth and final playoff spot, followed by West Virginia (9-10) and Pittsburgh.

TEAM NOTES: Notre Dame owns a .914 (32-3) combined BIG EAST regular-season winning pct. in baseball (16-3) and softball (16-0, first unbeaten season in BIG EAST history) … that .914 combined winning pct. would rank first in BIG EAST history, since the conference started sponsoring softball in 1992 (Notre Dame also holds the existing record of .800, set by the baseball and softball teams of 1996 and ’98) … the Irish need one more baseball win to clinch the best combined baseball/softball winning pct. in BIG EAST history … Notre Dame also is bidding to become the first BIG EAST school ever to post the top conference regular-season winning percentages in baseball and softball during the same season … Notre Dame is 32-5 since March 6 … the Irish are 118-23 at Eck Stadium in the five-year tenure of coach Paul Mainieri … the March 22 win over Central Michigan gave Notre Dame a 30th win in its 39th game, equaling the program’s quickest season to 30 wins (the 1990 and ’94 teams also opened 30-9) … Notre Dame’s last-minute magic in ’99 has included: 18 comeback wins, seven games when the Irish scored the winning run in the final inning and six other victories where the Irish game-winner came in the second-to-last inning … the 36 Irish wins have included 30 by 1-4 runs: nine wins by one run, seven by two runs, nine by three runs and five by four runs … Notre Dame has been swept just twice in 48 BIG EAST doubleheaders (vs. WVU in ’96, at SHU in ’97).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES: Junior Matt Nussbaum-a South Bend native and former walk-on who was 0-for-16 his first two seasons-extended his hitting streak to 11 games last week, going 3-for-3 in the May 1 opener versus Oakland before collecting hits in his first three at-bats of the nightcap … Nussbaum, who has started 43 games at mostly DH and LF, owns a .325 season average (sixth-best on the team), while also ranking first on the team in runners advanced (27), third in RBI (28) and two-out batting average (.340), fourth in home runs (5) and total bases (73) and fifth in doubles (7) … freshman 3B Andrew Bushey suffered a knee injury at WVU on March 20 and missed 21 games before returning in the April 22 CMU game (as the DH) … Bushey’s initial replacement at the hot corner, junior Jeff Perconte, suffered a season-ending shoulder injury when he slid home with the tying run in the eighth inning of Notre Dame’s 6-3 win over Cleveland State on April 14 … Perconte had provided a huge boost to the Irish lineup as the No. 9 hitter, batting .323 overall with 19 RBI and two home runs (plus .400 batting with runners in scoring position) … fifth-year Irish head coach Paul Mainieri picked up his 200th win at Notre Dame in the 7-6 win over Oakland on April 30 … Mainieri is slated to coach his 900th college game in the opener at Georgetown.

Notre Dame’s Probable Starting Lineup

* - lefthanded hitter;  # - switch hitterPos.  Player            Yr. Ht./Wt.  1999 Stats           Notes   CF    *Steve Stanley    Fr. 5-7/150  .349, 27 RBI, 42 R,  BIG EAST gms: .436, 14 RBI, 18 RC     *Paul O'Toole     Fr. 6-1/200  .303, 27 RBI, 42 R,  40 starts at catcher2B    Alec Porzel       So. 6-0/185  .353, 44 RBI, 40 R,  Batting .417 in close gms (1-2 runs)SS    Brant Ust         Jr. 6-1/200  .381, 50 RBI, 45 R,  April: .346, 17 RBI, 2 HRs  LF    Matt Nussbaum     Jr. 6-1/190  .325, 28 RBI, 28 R,  11-game hitting streak (20-for-37)1B    *Jeff Felker      Jr. 6-5/190  .340, 27 RBI, 29 R,  Hitting 57 pts higher than in '983B    *Andrew Bushey    Fr. 6-0/200  .310 (84 ABs), 5 RBI Has missed 23 gms (knee injury)DH    Ken Meyer         Fr. 6-0/205  .280 (7-25), 4 RBI,  Last 5 gms: 6-for-16, 4 RBI, 3 2B RF    Ben Cooke         So. 5-9/165  .277, 18 RBI, 18 R,  Hitting .365 with RBI chances         OFF THE BENCHOF/1B Matt Strickroth   Fr. 6-5/230  .202, 13 RBI, 16 R,  Last 11 gms: 8-for-26, 2 HR, 10 RBIC     #J.P. Drevline    Fr. 5-11/190 .222 (6-27), 3 RBI,  2-run single vs. St. Mary's in IBCIF    Ed Golom          Fr. 5-9/165  .282 (11-39), 2 RBI, vs. PC: 4-for-7, 2 runs, 2 doubles

Probable Starters

RHP   John Corbin       Jr. 6-2/195  3.41, 7-1, 9 SV, 37 IP,   ND season SV record is 10RHP   Aaron Heilman     So. 6-4/210  3.75, 8-2, 1 SV, 84 IP,   3-time BIG EAST Pitcher of the WeekRHP   Scott Cavey       Jr. 6-5/200  3.58, 5-1, 11 GP/50.1 IP, Last 7 app.: 4-0, 32 IP, 28 K/2 BBRHP   Alex Shilliday    Sr. 6-1/200  5.36, 3-3, 10 GP/40.1 IP, 4th on Irish career Ks list (247) or LHP Tim Kalita       Jr. 6-1/220  5.81, 3-1, 13 GP/69.2 IP, ND season K record is 108        BULLPENLHP   Mike Naumann      So. 5-11/175 4.99, 3-0, 12 GP/30.2 IP,   Win over UConn (3.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H) RHP   Drew Duff         Fr. 5-11/170 8.31, 4-2, 2 SV, 26 IP,     Win in fall exhibition vs. MSULHP   Chris McKeown     Sr. 6-3/215  3.93, 3-1, SV, 34.1 IP,     Last 4 gms: 14.2 IP, 2 ER, 11 K/3 BB RHP   Steve Szczepanski Jr. 6-2/190  10.13, 0-0, 3 GP/2.2 IP,    22 career appearances, 3-3   RHP   Matt Buchmeier    Fr. 6-0/180  28.80, 6 GP/5 IP,           One of 3 Ind. natives on teamRHP   Mike Carlin       So. 6-4/210  10.57, 0-0,7 GP/7.2 IP,     15.1 innings with 1.76 ERA in 1998RHP   John Corbin       Jr. 6-2/195  3.41, 7-1,9 SV,22 GP/37 IP, ND season save record is 10

THE GEORGETOWN SERIES: Notre Dame leads the all-time series vs. Georgetown, 9-2, including sweeps at home during 1997 (14-0, 11-1, 12-1) and 1998 (7-6, 19-7, 10-2) … the Irish have won the last eight games of the series, after losing the 1996 opener at GU (6-3) … career stats vs. GU: Brant Ust (.600, 15-for-25, 6 RBI, HR, 3B, 4 2B, 2 BB), Jeff Felker (.381, 8-for-21, 9 RBI, HR ,2 2B, BB), Alec Porzel (0-for-8, SB), Chris McKeown (2-0, 0.00, 9.1 IP, 7 H, 7 K/2 BB), Mike Naumann (0.00, 2 IP, 1 H), Aaron Heilman (0.00, 2 IP, 4 K), Alex Shilliday (2-0, 3.60, 15 IP, 12 H, 13 K/3 BB), Tim Kalita (3.86, 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 K/5 BB).

THE MIAMI SERIES: Miami leads its series with Notre Dame, 13-4 (3-0 at Notre Dame, 9-3 regular season) … the Irish dropped a forgettable series at Miami early in ’98 (3-18, 2-27, 3-17) .. Notre Dame lost twice at Miami in late March of ’95 (9-4, 12-4) before beating UM, 5-2, on the third day … Miami’s Light Stadium was the site for one of the highlights in Notre Dame baseball history, as the Irish-led by team MVP and ’97 World Series champion Craig Counsell-came within one win of advancing from the ’92 NCAA Atlantic Regional to the College World Series … Notre Dame fought off elimination in that regional with a 6-3 win over UM and eliminated Delaware and South Carolina before falling to Miami in the title game, 5-1 (recap below) … Notre Dame’s ’89 squad won 4-2 at Miami on March 8, one of many highlights in that NCAA Tournament season … the Irish returned to Miami in late March of ’92-and also returned to the NCAAs that season after a two-year absence-beating the Hurricanes in the first game (2-1) before dropping the last two (18-6, 6-5) … the Irish played UM at home in April of ’94 (7-19, 2-5, 2-4) at newly-christened Eck Stadium … the 1970 Notre Dame team-the final of legendary coach Jake Kline’s eight NCAA Tournament squads-opened its season at the Miami Spring Tournament by dropping a pair to the Hurricanes (7-3, 6-2).

’95 SERIES: Kenny Henderson (6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K) picked up the opening 9-4 win, Darin Schmalz had the loss (5..2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) … UM’s Rick Gama went 4-for-5 (2 HR, 4 RBI) … Notre Dame’s J.J. Brock was 1-for-4 with a two-run HR from the left side (4-for-13 in the series) … UM won the second game, 12-4, with Jason Adge picking up the win (6 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 7 K) and Christian Parker taking the loss (3.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) … five UM players scored two runs, Ricky Gonzalez was 2-for-3 (3 RBI) … the Irish scratched out the 5-2 final win, with Brock going 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot … Craig Allen picked up the win (6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K), J.D. Arteaga the loss (6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) … the Irish outhit Miami 13-6 and stranded 13 runners (to Miami’s 10) … George Restovich doubled and scored for the Irish in the 2nd and Brett Poppelton reached on a leadoff bunt in the 3rd, eventually scoring on an error by the catcher Gonzales … the Irish went ahead 4-0 in the 5th, after a Scott Sollmann single and Mike Amrhein HR … Rudy Gomez put Miami on the board with an RBI single in the 5th but the Irish scored again in the 7th, after an Amrhein double and sac. fly from Craig DeSensi.

REVISITING ’92: The ’92 Notre Dame baseball team came within one win of the College World Series, a feat achieved just once in Irish baseball history (1957) … the Irish turned in a memorable performance at the Atlantic Regional, held at Miami’s Mark Light Stadium … the left side of the Irish infield included current Notre Dame assistant Cory Mee (3B) and 1997 World Series champion Craig Counsell (SS), who earned team MVP honors on a ’92 Irish squad that included 16 eventual pro players … Notre Dame opened with a 5-1 loss to South Carolina (13 Ks, 13 LOB) … the Irish staved off elimination vs. No. 1-ranked Miami, overcoming a 3-0 deficit and 4,000-plus hostile fans for a 6-3 win … Al Walania, who beat UM earlier in ’92, picked up the win (8.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 10 K), Kenny Henderson the loss (2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 2 K) … Miami broke ahead with three runs in the 3rd, highlighted by a two-out single from Charles Johnson … Notre Dame’s four-run 4th included walks by Bob Lisanti and Greg Layson, Counsell’s bunt single, an RBI grounder by Eric Danapilis and an RBI double by Joe Binkiewicz … Binkiewicz moved to third on Mee’s groundout and scored the winning run on a delayed double steal … Walania worked out of countless jams and the Irish tacked on two in the 8th, loading the bases on a Dan Bautch walk and bunt singles from Lisanti and Layson for Danapilis (bouncing groundout RBI, with Lisanti scoring on a passed ball) … UM loaded the bases in the ninth before Miami native David Sinnes induced Kenny Anderson into a game-ending groundout … the Irish stayed alive with a 12-6 win over Delaware, behind a six-run first inning, Mee’s three-run homer and a gutsy effort by Pat Leahy (8.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 7 K) … the Irish then earned revenge on South Carolina, ending the Gamecocks’ season with an 11-2 win behind Binkiewicz (3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 R) and Tom Price (9.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K) … UM won the title game, 5-1, behind Jeff Alkire’s four-hitter and Chad Rupp’s two-run HR in the three-run 2nd … the all-regional team included four Irish players (1B Binkiewicz, Counsell, OF Danapilis and Walania) and six UM players (Johnson, 2B Dave Berg, 3B Juan Llanes, OF Frank Mora, Rupp and Alkire).

IRISH BASEBALL ON THE AIR: South Bend-based WHME radio (103.1) will broadcast most of Notre Dame’s 55 regular-season games-including updates every 30 minutes from the upcoming series at Georgetown-and any postseason action during the 1999 campaign … all games are available via the internet, with a link from the Notre Dame website ( … WHME’s television division (TV 46) also will broadcast the May 11 game versus Miami, with a delayed 11:00 p.m. airing.

AROUND THE HORN: All but five of junior RHP John Corbin’s 22 appearances have impacted the final result … Corbin owns a 7-1 record and nine saves (one shy of the Irish record) and leads the team with a 3.41 ERA (plus 39 Ks in 37 innings) … sophomore RHP Aaron Heilman (91 Ks) and junior lefty Tim Kalita (80) are on pace to challenge the Irish single-season strikeout record of 108, set by Frank Carpin in 1958 … Heilman is allowing just .225 opponent batting, which ranks eighth-best by an Irish pitcher since 1991 … senior DH/1B Jeff Wagner (the Irish career HR leader, with 49) re-injured his foot in the April 25 game vs. Seton Hall and remains sidelined indefinitely (Wagner missed 18 games with the first injury and has missed 23 games overall) … junior SS Brant Ust’s 15-game hitting streak ended vs. Michigan on April 20 (equaling his career best) while junior RF/1B Jeff Felker saw his career-best, 18-game hitting streak end vs. Chicago State on April 28 (the longest streak by an Irish player since Mike Amrhein’s 21-game hitting streak ended on April 3, 1997) … freshman CF Steve Stanley had a season-best, 12-game hitting streak end vs. Illinois-Chicago on April 27 … Stanley ranks third in the BIG EAST with 20 stolen bases while also ranking second on the team with a .385 batting average when runners are in scoring position … he has reached base on 48 percent of his leadoff plate appearances and ranks third on the team with a .345 overall batting avg. (after opening the season 0-for-17) … Stanley’s .436 batting average in BIG EAST action (34-for-78) ranks seventh in the conference and first among all BIG EAST freshmen.

IRISH RETURN PAIR OF ALL-AMERICANS: Notre Dame and Miami (RHP Josh Santos, SS Bobby Hill) are two of five schools in Division I baseball that returned multiple All-America players from the 1998 season (based on the teams selected by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball magazine and the American Baseball Coaches Association) … current Irish sophomore RHP Aaron Heilman was named third team All-America by Collegiate Baseball in ’98 while current junior shortstop Brant Ust was a third team ’98 All-America pick (as a third baseman) by both Baseball America and the ABCA … Ust played with Santos and Hill on Team USA during the summer of 1998 (Heilman was invited to the Team USA tryouts).

QUICK TEAM NOTES: A big key to the Irish success has been clutch hitting with runners in scoring position (.328, compared to .313 in ’98) … in addition to 18 come-from-behind wins and nine one-run wins, the Irish own seven victories this season where the winning run was scored in the last inning, six in which the winning run came across in the second-to-last inning … the April 2 doubleheader vs. UConn featured 49 combined hits (21 for extra bases), nine home runs (seven by the Irish), and 5:25 of game time (plus a 39-minute rain delay) … Notre’s Dame’s big seven-run fourth inning in the opener vs. UConn included consecutive HRs from Jeff Wagner, Jeff Felker and Matt Nussbaum, with Jeff Perconte leaving the yard two batters later … thanks to solid fielding (.959), unearned runs have provided the margin of defeat in just three Irish losses … the Irish pitchers are on pace for 491 Ks over 60 games, which would best the team record of 456 set last season … the ’99 staff is averaging 8.73 Ks per nine innings, which would rank second in the Irish record book (behind the 1958 team’s 9.89) … the Irish pitchers also own a 2.39 K-to-walk ratio, just shy of the team record (2.40) set in 1963 … the Irish pitchers have totaled 383 strikeouts (in 395 innings), already the fourth-most Ks thrown in team history (sophomore Aaron Heilman’s 91 Ks also rank fourth in Irish history, 17 shy of the record) … Notre Dame has pushed its team batting average to .321 (well above last year’s .304), with the biggest improvements coming from Jeff Felker (.340 this season, .283 in ’98) and Alec Porzel (.353, up from .265 in ’98) … nine Irish players are hitting above .300, with three others hitting above .275 … Matt Nussbaum’s six-hit day last week vs. Oakland (3-for-3, 3-for-4) is not unprecedented, as Felker went 6-for-6 with two walks in a doubleheader vs. Northeastern Illinois last season … Notre Dame has been strong at home in six years at Frank Eck Stadium-going 131-27 (.829)-but the also have performed well on the road, winning 25 of their last 34 games away from home.

BIG EAST BESTS: Notre Dame senior C Jeff Wagner and All-America junior SS Brant Ust rank among the top hitters in BIG EAST history … Ust’s career bating average in BIG EAST regular-season games (.423, 93-for-220) is on pace to challenge the existing record of .432, set by Seton Hall’s Marteese Robinson from ’85-’87 … Wagner ranks among the top 20 on that list with a .390 avg. (98-for-251), including 24 HRs in the BIG EAST regular season, which ranks second all-time behind former Seton Hall great Mo Vaughn (26, ’87-’89) … Wagner also is tied for first in BIG EAST history with 83 career RBI in conference games, joining Vaughn and former SHU catcher Alex Andreopoulos (’92-’95) … two former Irish players-2B/CF Randall Brooks (.418, ’96-’97) and IF J.J. Brock (.399, ’96-’98)-also rank among the all-time BIG EAST batting leaders … senior RHP Alex Shilliday has throw 108 career strikeouts in BIG EAST regular-season play, ranking eighth in BIG EAST history-just four behind former UConn great Charles Nagy (1987-88).

HEAD COACH PAUL MAINIERI: Fifth-year Notre Dame head coach Paul Mainieri owns a 534-365 (.594) record in 16-plus seasons as a college head coach, surpassing the 500-win milestone in the Feb. 27 win at New Orleans (14-11) … in addition to his 202-86 (.7018) mark with the Irish, Mainieri was 180-121 in six seasons at St. Thomas (Fla.) and 152-158 in six seasons at Air Force … Mainieri has experienced two noteworthy homecomings in ’99, making his third return to the University of New Orleans (where he played) with the Irish baseball program and his third return to his hometown of Miami as the Notre Dame coach … Mainieri coached his 800th career game on Feb. 20, 1998, at the University of Miami, after a Feb. 15 game at UNO was rained out … he notched his 499th career win in the 1999 season opener versus James Madison, in a game played in Miami at Florida International (Feb. 19) … Mainieri’s 202 wins rank third at Notre Dame, behind Pat Murphy (318, ’88-’94) and Jake Kline (558, ’34-’75) … Mainieri has seen 16 of his Irish players go on to pro baseball, with 11 selected in the major-league draft … 15 of Mainieri’s players at St. Thomas went on to pro baseball, including three-Joe Klink, Dane Johnson and Dan Rohrmeier-who have played in the major leagues … Mainieri and his father Demie are the only known father-son combo in college baseball history to each top 400 career coaching wins … Demie won 1,018 games in his 30-year career at Miami-Dade North CC.

UST, HEILMAN AMONG TOP PROSPECTS: Two Notre Dame players are listed among Baseball America’s 1999 list of college baseball’s top professional baseball prospects … junior SS Brant Ust is listed as the No. 38 college prospect and is fifth among middle infielders, behind Miami’s Bobby Hill (8th), Duke’s Vaughn Schill (9th), South Carolina’s Brian Roberts (11th) and ASU’s Willie Bloomquist (13th) … Hill and Bloomquist were teammates of Ust’s on Team USA during the summer of ’98, as were USC C Eric Munson (No. 2 prospect), Mississippi State P Matt Ginter (10th), Texas A&M LHP Casey Fossum (11th) and UNLV OF Ryan Ludwick (20th) … Irish sophomore All-America RHP Aaron Heilman is listed by BA as the top prospect in the BIG EAST Conference … the magazine projects Heilman as the No. 9 prospect for 2000 (fourth among pitchers).

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: The Notre Dame baseball team posted a 3.07 team GPA in the ’98 fall semester, led by 10 players who turned in Dean’s List semesters (3.4-plus) … Irish baseball players have earned GTE Academic All-America honors 11 times since 1982, with current junior utility player Jeff Perconte (3.65 cumulative GPA as a double major in economic and government) serving as a leading Academic All-American candidate for 1999 … other Academic All-America nominees include junior OF/1B Matt Nussbaum (3.25 as a government major) and sophomore RHP Mike Naumann (3.92 in College of Science, planning to major in pre-professional studies) … the GTE Academic All-District and Academic All-America teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

IRISH OWN TOP RECENT BIG EAST WINNING PERCENTAGES: Over the course of its three-plus seasons as a member of the BIG EAST Conference, Notre Dame ranks first among the 11 member teams with a .720 overall winning pct. (149-58, West Virginia was second at .630 heading into the ’99 season), a .753 BIG EAST regular-season winning percentage (58-19, Rutgers was second at .671) and a .723 wining percentages in combined BIG EAST regular-season and tournament games (68-26, Rutgers was second at .651) … St. John’s owns the best BIG EAST Tournament winning percentage during the past three seasons (.636, 7-4), followed by Notre Dame at .600 (9-6) … in fact, the double-elimination tournament has been the ultimate bugaboo for Notre Dame, with the same team providing both Irish losses during each of the past three tournaments (West Virginia in ’96, Villanova in ’97 and Rutgers in ’98).

WHAT THE ECK!: Notre Dame is in its sixth season at Frank Eck Stadium, located on the southeast corner of the Notre Dame campus … the Irish have won nearly 85 percent of their games at Eck during the past five-plus seasons, posting a 147-30 record (.831), highlighted by a 25-2 mark in 1997 and a 119-24 home record (.832) during the five-year tenure of head coach Paul Mainieri … the Irish head into the Miami series with victories in 74 of their last 86 games (.861) at Eck Stadium (since late in the 1996 season), including a 35-5 mark in home BIG EAST games during that stretch.

Career Record Book

Games Started      7.  Joe Binkiewicz (1989-92)        197    8.  Jeff Wagner (1996-  )           196
At-Bats 6. Greg Layson (1991-94) 718 7. Jeff Wagner (1996- ) 694
Batting Average 1. Dan Peltier (1987-89) .406 2. Eric Danapilis (1990-93) .405 3. Brant Ust (1997- ) .375
Runs Batted In 2. Peltier ('87-'89), Amrhein ('94-'97) 202 4. Jeff Wagner (1996- ) 189
7. Jacobs ('89-'91), Counsell ('89-'92) 166 9. Ryan Topham (1993-95) 165 10. Cory Mee (1989-92) 164 -- Brant Ust (1997- ) 162
Hits 8. Brooks ('94-'97), Wagner ('96- ) 233 10. Greg Layson (1991-94) 229 -- Brant Ust (1997- ) 228
Home Runs 1. Jeff Wagner (1996- ) 48 2. Brant Ust (1997- ) 44
Doubles 3. Mike Amrhein (1994-97) 58 4. Counsell ('89-'92), Wagner ('96- ) 50 6. Binkiewicz ('89-'92), Ust ('97- ) 48 10. Greg Layson (1991-94) 36 -- Jeff Felker (1997- ) 35
Runs Scored 6. Scott Sollmann (1994-96) 187 7. Peltier ('87-'89), Ust (1997- ) 166 9. J.J. Brock (1994-98) 161 10. Jeff Wagner (1996- ) 158
Earned Run Average 4. Phil Donnelly (1961-63) 2.65 5. Brian Piotrowicz (1987-90) 2.72 6. Aaron Heilman (1998- ) 2.80
Strikeouts Thrown 3. Chris Michalak (1990-93) 263 4. Alex Shilliday (1996- ) 247 5. Al Walania (1990-93) 236 6. Tom Bujnowski ('52, '56-'57) 206 7. Brian Piotrowicz (1987-90) 201 8. Tim Kalita (1997- ) 197
Innings Pitched 6. David Sinnes (1990-93) 297.1 7. Alex Shilliday (1996- ) 267.1
Victories 7. Pat Leahy (1990-92) 25 8. Alex Shilliday (1996- ) 24
Appearances 7. Brian Piotrowicz (1987-90) 67 8. Alex Shilliday (1996- ) 60
Games Started 7. David Sinnes (1990-93) 40 8. Alex Shilliday (1996- ) 39

Season Record Book

Slugging Percentage    1.  Dan Peltier (1989)  .783    2.  Brant Ust (1999)    .750        7.  Brant Ust (1998)    .724    8.  Jeff Wagner (1999)  .720
Home Runs 1. Frank Jacobs (1991) 20 2. Hutson ('88), Topham ('95), Ust ('98) 18 5. Jeff Wagner (1997) 17 6. Peltier ('89), Binkiewicz ('91), Ust ('99) 15
Stolen Bases 8. D. Bautch ('92), S. Sollmann ('95) 23 10. Steve Stanley (1999) 20
Saves 1. Mike Coffey (1989) 10 2. A. Heilman ('98), J. Corbin ('99) 9
Opponent Average (since '91) 6. Pat Leahy ('92), Tim Kraus ('94) .224 8. Aaron Heilman (1999) .225
Strikeouts 1. Frank Carpin (1958) 102 2. A. Shilliday ('98), B. Lidge ('98) 93 4. Aaron Heilman (1999) 91 5. David Sinnes (1993) 90 6. R. Rusteck ('63), D. Sinnes ('91) 89 8. Tom Price (1994) 85 9. Chris Michalak (1993) 83 10. Tim Kalita (1999) 80
Team Strikeouts 3. 1993 392 4. 1999 383