#10 Dustin Ispas
AT NOTRE DAME: One-time monogram winner that enters his junior season with a 6.20 career ERA and 0-1 record, plus 15 strikeouts, 17 walks and 25 hits allowed (.301 opponent batting average) in eight appearances (four starts) and 20.1 innings (two hit batters, two wild pitches, one home run allowed) … averaging 6.643 strikeouts and 7.52 walks per 9.0 innings pitched in his career … certainly has the ability and stuff to help this spring, but needs to get healthy and improve his ability to throw stikes … entered college as one of the top left-handed pitching prospects in the country … possesses a live fast ball that will touch 92 mph … has a tremendous slider.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Made only one appearance on the mound in the spring due to a shoulder injury … tossed 1.1 innings of work against UIC on Mar. 24 … allowed four runs, all unearned, but walked three and recorded one strikeout.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Made seven appearances on the mound in the spring, four were starts … went 0-1 with a 6.63 earned run average in 19.0 innings of work … allowed 24 hits as his opponents batted .300 against him … struck out 14 and walked 14 … went at least five innings in two of his four starts, including a career-best 6.0 innings against Grambling on March 10 (allowed no earned runs on two hits; struck out three and walked four) … left-handed hitters batted .211 (4-for-19) against him … averaged 6.63 strikeouts and 6.63 walks per nine innings … Notre Dame posted a 3-1 record when Ispas started … made first career appearance on March 1 against Creighton (0.2 scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout) … started the home opener against Ball State on March 17 (yielded four earned runs on six hits in 5.2 innings of work; struck out five and walked a pair) … lasted just 2.0 innings in a March 24 start against Central Michigan (did not allow an earned run, but six unearned, on six hits; struck out three and walked one) … made first career BIG EAST start at Pittsburgh on March 28 (roughed up for five earned runs on six hits in 2.1 innings of work; fanned two and walked two) … made another relief appearance against West Virginia on April 17 (allowed six runs, only two of which were earned, on three hits in 1.2 innings of work; walked two and struck out none) … struggled in final outing of the season against Bowling Green on April 29 (surrendered three earned runs on one hit and three walks in 0.2 innings of work) … made one appearance for the victorious Gold during the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series … was quite impressive in game-three start … tossed 4.0 scoreless and hitless innings … struck out four, but also walked four.
PREP & PERSONAL: Received second team all-league honors as a junior at Los Osos High School, after posting a 3-0 conference record with two saves and a 0.77 ERA in conference action … also named most outstanding pitcher on the 2007 LOHS squad (while playing for coach Anthony Vasquez) … currently playing for the Boston Red Sox scout team and the Milwaukee Brewers Elite Team … selected to the Milwaukee Brewers 2007 Area Code Team during the summer of 2007, when he also was named to the Tommy Lasorda 2007 Dodger Elite Team … named the tournament[apos]s top pitcher of the 2006 Goodwill Series that was held in China … plays American Legion ball for coach Anthony Vasquez … a scholar-athlete honoree, with a 3.53 cumulative GPA … his father, Thomas Ispas, played basketball at Cal Poly Pomona and earlier was a two-sport start (baseball/basketball) in Hammond, Ind., at Bishop Noll High School … his sister, Genevieve, is a member of the tennis and dance teams at LOHS … son of Thomas and Pamela Ispas … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Ispas[apos] Career Statistics
Ispas in the BIG EAST Conference