BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: April 5

College Baseball

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics through seven weeks of the college baseball season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game. Eligible players attend a Kentucky college or graduated from a Kentucky high school. Stats are current through Sunday’s games.

ERA

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.92 (48.2 IP)
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 1.74 (31.0 IP)
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 2.09 (47.1 IP)
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — 2.09 (38.2 IP)
  • Jack Snodgrass (Austin Peay, Bowling Green HS) — 2.88 (34.1 IP)

Wins

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 6-0
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 6-1
  • Jeremy Dobbs — Austin Peay (Daviess Co. HS) — 5-1
  • Corey Littrell — UK — 4-1
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 4-1
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 4-3

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 62
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 43
  • Damon McCormick — Valpo (St. X) — 42
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 40
  • Jeremy Dobbs — Austin Peay (Daviess Co. HS) — 37

Innings Pitched

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 49.1
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 48.2
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 47.1
  • Damon McCormick — Valpo (St. X HS) — 46.2
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 43.0

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 7
  • Mike Kaczmarek — UK — 4
  • Cameron Finch — Murray St. — 4
  • Rye Davis — WKU — 3
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 3

Batting Average Against

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — .182
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — .200
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — .211
  • Alex Meyer — UK — .214
  • Brandon Boling — Gardner Webb (Bryan Station HS) — .220
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — .220

Appearances

  • Matt Cartwright — Morehead St. — 14
  • Phil Wetherell — WKU — 14
  • Matt Harris — EKU — 14
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 13
  • Nick Maronde — Florida (Lexington Catholic) — 13
  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 13
  • Taylor Haydel — WKU — 13
  • Alex Phillips — UK — 13
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BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: March 29

Uncategorized

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics through six weeks of the college baseball season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game. Eligible players attend a Kentucky college or graduated from a Kentucky high school. Stats are current through Sunday’s games.

ERA

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.65 (41.2 IP)
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — 2.05 (30.2 IP)
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 2.10 (25.2 IP)
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 2.45 (40.1 IP)
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 3.05 (41.1 IP)

Wins

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 5-0
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 5-1
  • Jeremy Dobbs — Austin Peay (Daviess Co. HS) — 5-0
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 4-2
  • Seven players tied with three wins.

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 54
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 35
  • Jeremy Dobbs — Austin Peay (Daviess Co. HS) — 34
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 33
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 30
  • Damon McCormick — Valpo (St. X) — 30

Innings Pitched

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 41.2
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 41.1
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 40.1
  • Damon McCormick — Valpo (St. X HS) — 39.2
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 36.0

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 6
  • Mike Kaczmarek — UK — 4
  • Rye Davis — WKU — 3
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 3
  • Cameron Finch — Murray St. — 3

Batting Average Against

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — .168
  • Brandon Boling — Gardner Webb (Bryan Station HS) — .180
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — .204
  • Alex Meyer — UK — .214
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — .221

Appearances

  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 12
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 12
  • Phil Wetherell — WKU — 12
  • Nick Maronde — Florida (Lexington Catholic) — 11
  • Matt Harris — EKU — 11
  • Matthew Robertson — Morehead St. — 11
  • Matt Cartwright — Morehead St. — 11

BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: March 22

College Baseball

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics through four weeks of the college baseball season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game. Eligible players attend a Kentucky college or graduated from a Kentucky high school. Stats are current through Sunday’s games.

ERA

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.50 (35.2 IP)
  • Derek Self — UofL — 0.92 (19.2 IP)
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — 1.01 (26.2 IP)
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 1.74 (20.2 IP)
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 2.43 (33.1 IP)

Wins

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 4-0
  • Jeremy Dobbs — Austin Peay (Daviess Co. HS) — 4-0
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 4-1
  • Brian Edelen — WKU — 3-0
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 3-2
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 3-2

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 46
  • Jeremy Dobbs — Austin Peay (Daviess Co. HS) — 31
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 28
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 25
  • Chris Hord — EKU — 25

Innings Pitched

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 35.2
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 34.2
  • Damon McCormick — Valpo (St. X HS) — 33.2
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 33.1
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 32.2

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 6
  • Mike Kaczmarek — UK — 4
  • Rye Davis — WKU — 3
  • Cameron Finch — Murray St. — 3
  • Ryne Purcell — EKU — 2
  • Matt Cartwright — Morehead St. — 2

Batting Average Against

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — .146
  • Brandon Boling — Gardner Webb (Bryan Station HS) — .169
  • Derek Self — UofL — .172
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — .195
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — .200
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — .200
  • Alex Meyer — UK — .200

Appearances

  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 11
  • Brian Edelen — WKU — 9
  • Matthew Robertson — Morehead St. — 9
  • Matt Cartwright — Morehead St. — 9
  • Josh Schneider — Morehead St. — 9
  • Tony Zych — UofL — 9
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 9
  • Phil Wetherell — WKU — 9

BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: March 15

College Baseball

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics through four weeks of the college baseball season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game. Eligible players attend a Kentucky college or graduated from a Kentucky high school. Stats are current through Sunday’s games.

ERA

  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 0.53 (17 IP)
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.63 (28.2 IP)
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 1.11 (24.1 IP)
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — 1.23 (22 IP)
  • Matt Koch — UofL — 2.00 (27 IP)

Wins

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 3-0
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 3-1
  • 12 players tied with 2 wins

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 39
  • Luke Shuemaker — Murray St. — 21
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 21
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 21
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 21

Innings Pitched

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 28.2
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 27.2
  • Matt Koch — UofL — 27.0
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 26.1
  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — 25.2

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 5
  • Cameron Finch — Murray St. — 3
  • Ryne Purcell — EKU — 2
  • Rye Davis — WKU — 2
  • Mike Kaczmarek — UK — 2

Batting Average Against

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — .131
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — .164
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — .178
  • Alex Meyer — UK — .184
  • Matt Koch — UofL — .189

Appearances

  • Brian Edelen — WKU — 8
  • Matthew Robertson — Morehead St. — 8
  • Matt Cartwright — Morehead St. — 8
  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 8
  • Eight players tied with 7 apperances

BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: March 8

College Baseball

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics through three weeks of the college baseball season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game. Eligible players attend a Kentucky college or graduated from a Kentucky high school. Stats are current through Sunday’s games.

ERA

  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 0.71 (12.2 IP)
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 0.75 (12 IP)
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.87 (20.2 IP)
  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — 1.00 (18 IP)
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — 1.26 (14.1 IP)

Wins

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 2-0
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 2-1
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 2-1
  • Luke Shuemaker — Murray St. — 2-1
  • 22 players tied with one win.

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 26
  • Luke Shuemaker — Murray St. — 17
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 16
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 16
  • Josh Schneider — Morehead St. — 16
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — 16

Innings Pitched

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 20.2
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 20.1
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 19.1
  • Matt Koch — UofL — 19.0
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 18.2

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 4
  • Ryne Purcell — EKU — 2
  • 10 players tied with one save

Batting Average Against

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — .137
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — .159
  • Jack Snodgrass — Austin Peay (Bowling Green HS) — .167
  • Chad Martin — Indiana (PLD) — .184
  • Alex Meyer — UK — .186
  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — .186

Appearances

  • Brian Edelen — WKU — 6
  • Noah Smallwood — Morehead St. — 6
  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 6
  • Nick Maronde — Florida (Lexington Catholic) — 5
  • 12 players tied with four apperances.

BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: March 1

College Baseball

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics from the first weekend of the season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game.

ERA

  • Walter Wijas — UK — 0.00 (8.2 IP)
  • Derek Self — UofL — 0.00 (6 IP)
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.66 (13.2 IP)
  • Ross Hammonds — WKU — 1.22 (7.1 IP)
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 1.29 (7 IP)

Wins

  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 2-0
  • 16 players tied with one win.

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 20
  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 14
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 13
  • Josh Schneider — Morehead St. — 12
  • Matt Koch — UofL — 11

Innings Pitched

  • Tyler Beers — Murray St. — 14
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 13.2
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 12.2
  • Jake Donze — Murray St. — 12.1
  • Taylor Haydel — WKU — 12.1

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 3
  • Ryne Purcell — EKU — 2
  • Six players tied with one save.

Batting Average Against

  • Derek Self — UofL — .056
  • Alex Meyer — UK — .158
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — .174
  • Justin Amlung — UofL — .180
  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — .184
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — .184

Appearances

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 4
  • Walter Wijas — UK — 4
  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 4
  • Matt Cartwright — Morehead St. — 4
  • Noah Smallwood — Morehead St. — 4

Saturday roundup: UK blows out UIC; EKU, Murray State, Morehead State pick up first wins of 2011; UofL, WKU lose

College Baseball

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Highlights and recaps from Saturday baseball action:

  • Western Kentucky University dropped its first game of the season with a 6-1 loss to Coastal Carolina in the Baseball at the Beach Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Hilltoppers jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but Coastal Carolina rallied with four runs in the fourth inning helped by a throwing error from WKU junior shortstop Logan Robbins. Freshman right-handed pitcher Justin Hageman took the loss after surrendering four runs, one of which was earned, on three hits in four innings while striking out five batters and walking three. At the plate senior catcher Matt Rice was the only Hilltoppers’ batter with multiple hits and finished the game 2-4. (Box Score)
  • University of Louisville preseason All-American closer Tony Zych blew his first save of the season as Toledo scored three runs in the ninth inning to send the Cards to a 4-2 loss. The loss wasted a second consecutive strong outing from redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Justin Amlung, who surrendered one run on five hits in six innings while striking out five and walking one. Toledo’s ninth-inning rally began with a throwing error from freshman shortstop Alex Chittenden. Junior second baseman Ryan Wright was 3-3 with a triple, one RBI, one run scored and one walk in the game. Just two other Cards batters tallied hits in the game. (Box Score)
  • The University of Kentucky used a five-run fifth inning to blow open what had been a close game en route to a 13-3 win over Illinois-Chicago in game two of a three-game series. Every UK starter recorded at least one hit in the game, led by senior shortstop Taylor Black, who was 3-5 with a grand slam, four RBI, three runs scored and one walk. Sophomore center fielder Brian Adams and sophomore catcher Luke Maile each tallied three hits in five at-bats. Junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer earned his first win of the season after surrendering three runs on three hits in five innings while striking out seven and walking five. (Box Score)
  • In game one of a double-header Eastern Kentucky University struggled to find any offense in a 7-1 loss to Penn State and fell to 0-4 on the season. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Anthony Bazzani took the loss after surrendering four runs on seven hits in five innings while striking out six and walking two. Freshman third baseman Bryan Soloman was 3-4 with a double and run scored in the game. (Box Score)
  • In game two of its double-header EKU earned its first win of the season with a 7-5 victory in a seven-inning game versus Penn State. Freshman left-handed pitcher Kyle McGrath earned his first collegiate win after surrendering four runs on seven hits in six innings while striking out five and walking one. Junior shortstop Richie Rodriguez was 3-4 with three RBI, and freshman second baseman Alex Arovits was 2-2 with two runs scored in the game. Senior designated hitter Jacob Daniel drove in three runs. Senior closer Ryne Purcell earned his first save of the season despite surrendering one run in the ninth inning. (Box Score)
  • A strong pitching performance from junior left-handed pitcher Luke Shuemaker led Murray State University to its first win of the season in a 6-3 victory over Bowling Green St. in game one of a double-header. Shuemaker surrendered two unearned runs on eight hits in six innings while striking out five batters and walking six. Sophomore shortstop Brandon Elliott was 2-3 with a double and two RBI in the game. Sophomore outfielder Paul Ritzheimer drove in two runs in the game. (Box Score)
  • Murray St. finished its double-header sweep of BGSU with a walk-off 4-3 win in game two. Elliott doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, moved to third and eventually scored on a fielding error by the BGSU pitcher with two outs. The game was scheduled to last just seven innings but the two teams were tied at three after seven. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Will Handlin earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Senior left-handed pitcher Jake Donze surrendered three runs on six hits in seven innings while striking out five batters and walking five. Redshirt freshman outfielder Brandon Eggenschwiler finished the game 2-3 with two RBI and one run scored. (Box Score)
  • In game one of a double-header versus Purdue, Morehead State University turned an early blowout into a close game late but still fell to 0-5 on the season with a 11-8 loss. Junior third baseman Andrew Deeds slugged his first home run of the season for the Eagles, but the early Purdue lead proved to be too much to overcome. Senior right-handed pitcher Trey Smith took the loss after surrendering eight runs in three and two-third innings pitched. (Box Score)
  • In game two of the double-header a RBI-single from junior catcher Eric Bainer in the 11th inning plated redshirt freshman outfielder Ryan Conner to send Morehead St. to its first win of the season, a 10-9 victory. After Purdue scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 7-5 lead, Morehead St. junior catcher Taylor Davis slugged a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning to send the game to extra innings. Redshirt junior right-handed pitcher Josh Schneider surrendered five runs on eight hits in six innings while striking out seven batters and walking one. Deeds continued his strong play in the double-header with a 3-6, one RBI, one run scored performance in game two. Junior left-handed pitcher Tyler Hieneman earned the win after surrendering four runs in five innings of relief. (Box Score)

Hitter of the Day: SS Taylor Black (UK)

  • Stats: 3-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • Honorable Mention: Ryan Wright (UofL), Brandon Elliott (Murray St.), Richie Rodriguez (EKU), Austin Grisham (EKU), Andrew Deeds (Morehead St.), Taylor Davis (Morehead St.)

Pitcher of the Day: RHP Justin Amlung (UofL)

  • Stats: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Alex Meyer (UK), Jake Donze (Murray St.), Luke Shuemaker (Murray St.), Kyle McGrath (EKU)

BluGrass Baseball Pitching Leaderboard: February 22

College Baseball

In the second weekly leaderboard post we’ll look at the top pitching statistics from the first weekend of the season. To be eligible for the ERA and batting average against categories, pitchers must have at least one inning per team game.

ERA

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 0.00 (7.2 IP)
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 0.00 (6 IP)
  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — 0.00 (6 IP)
  • Brian Edelen — WKU — 0.00 (3 IP)
  • Chad Green — UofL — 0.00 (3 IP)
  • Derek Self — UofL — 0.00 (3 IP)
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — 0.00 (3 IP)

Wins

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 1
  • Chad Green — UofL — 1
  • Matt Koch — UofL — 1
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 1
  • Justin Hageman — WKU — 1
  • Rye Davis — WKU — 1

Strikeouts

  • Alex Meyer — UK — 13
  • Matt Koch — UofL — 8
  • Garrick Whittle — Morehead St. — 7
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 7
  • 4 players tied at 5

Innings Pitched

  • Justin Amlung — UofL — 7.2
  • Alex Meyer — UK — 7
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — 6
  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — 6
  • Taylor Rogers — UK — 6
  • Trey Smith — Morehead St. — 6

Saves

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 2
  • Gabriel Shaw — UofL — 1

Batting Average Against

  • Stephen Hefler — EKU — .056
  • Chad Green — UofL — .083
  • Tanner Perkins — WKU — .111
  • Derek Self — UofL — .111
  • Mike Nastold — UofL — .111

Appearances

  • Tony Zych — UofL — 2
  • Gabriel Shaw — UofL — 2
  • Lincoln Wagner — EKU — 2
  • Tyler Hieneman — Morehead St. — 2
  • Nick Kennedy — UK — 2

2011 lineup projections: Morehead State University

College Baseball

Following the completion of the “offseason position battle” series we will post a lineup project for each of the five division one schools this week. The lineups are based on the position battle posts and are only a guess and what each Opening Day lineup might look like. We will also include weekend rotations, midweek starters and closers for good measure. We are working in reverse order of the 2010 records, begining the series with Morehead State University.

Lineup

  • C — Taylor Davis
  • 1B — Michael Fear
  • 2B — Travis Redmon
  • 3B — Andrew Deeds
  • SS — Austin Haney
  • LF — Daniel Pugh
  • CF — Luke Bainer
  • RF — Ryan Conner
  • DH — Bud Morton

Weekend rotation

  • RHP — Trey Smith
  • RHP — Josh Schneider
  • RHP — Cody Gibson

Midweek starters

  • LHP — Garrick Whittle
  • RHP — Matthew Robertson

Closer

  • LHP Matt Cartwright

*A previous version of  this post incorrectly to identified Ryan Conner as Eric Sanders. This post has also been amended to include information learned after its original publishing.

BluGrass Baseball Weekend Schedule: Week 13

College Baseball

Now that your caught up on the postseason races from the stretch drive series, check out the week 13 weekend schedule below:

University of Louisville (9) vs. St. Johns

  • Friday — 6 p.m. — RHP Thomas Royse (9-1, 2.38) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — 4 p.m. — RHP Matt Koch (2-0, 2.78) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. — TBA — Gametracker

Western Kentucky University @ Louisiana Lafayette

  • Friday — 6 p.m. (CT) — RHP Matt Ridings (8-1, 3.38) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — 6 p.m. (CT) — RHP Shane Cameron (4-1, 5.04) — Live Stats
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. (CT) — TBA — Live Stats

University of Kentucky vs. LSU

  • Friday — 6:30 p.m. — LHP Taylor Rogers (4-5, 5.59) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — 3 p.m. — RHP Jordan Cooper (3-4, 5.11) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. — RHP Alex Meyer (5-2, 6.52) — Gametracker

Murray State University vs. Morehead State University

  • Saturday — 1 p.m. (CT) — TBA vs. RHP Michael Bottoms (4-3, 6.64) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — 4 p.m. (CT) — TBA vs. RHP Matthew Robertson (1-4, 9.88)
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. (CT) — TBA vs. LHP Tyler Hieneman (1-2, 8.65)

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Jacksonville State

  • Saturday — 1 p.m. (CT) — RHP Anthony Bazzani (2-3, 6.83) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — GM 2 (DH) — LHP Paul Duncan (4-3, 7.09)
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. (CT) — RHP Stephen Hefler (3-4, 7.50)