Inspired by College Baseball Daily’s list of the top 100 college baseball players, BluGrass Baseball is counting down the top 25 returning Kentucky collegians in advance of the 2011 season. We continue the list today with one of the 2010 BluGrass Baseball freshman of the year.
No. 14 — RHP Justin Amlung — University of Louisville
UofL redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Justin Amlung boasts the lowest 2010 ERA of any returning qualifying Kentucky collegiate pitchers. Amlung was 5-2 with a 4.27 ERA and 55 strikeouts to go with 11 walks in 65 and one-third innings pitched. The St. X alum started 10 games for the Cards last season, beginning the year as a midweek starter before finishing the season in the weekend rotation. Amlung surrendered just three home runs in 65 and one-third innings in 2010.
Amlung redshirted during the 2009 season but was named a Prospect League all-star during the summer 2009. Amlung was named the 2010 BluGrass Baseball freshman of the year following his strong redshirt freshman season. The right-handed pitcher returns as UofL top starting pitcher and will be counted on as a weekend starter especially with Keith Landers out until midseason.