Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crunching the Numbers: Pitching Stats

In our continuing look at the fall season, we take a look, albeit a quick one, into the pitching stats in Crunching the Numbers

The collective staff posted a 5.16 ERA during the fall and held opposing hitters to a .282 average and had a WHIP of 1.64. This included the two scrimmages against Lakeland Community College where the staff strung together 9-straight scoreless innings. On the individual side of things, there were a few players lobbied for some increased playing time in the spring. The innings were regulated by the coaching staff but there were several individuals who made the most of their opportunities. Here is a look at the top five pitching performances of the fall.

5. Freshman Parker Devenney crossed state lines to get a taste of college baseball. The Indiana native posted a 3.52 ERA in 7.2 IP this fall. Parker issued five walks in the fall but he minimized the damage by allowing only a .172 opponent average.

4. Red-shirt sophomore Brandon Grunda added some velocity to his fastball but more importantly some movement to his secondary pitches. The change in his game showed on the mound, limiting hitters to a .171 average and a team leading 0.93 WHIP.

3. Senior Logan Nordquist is no stranger to this list. Logan posted a team low 0.96 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP. Opponents only hit .275 over 9.1 IP. Nordquist was the winning pitcher in the SFL championship game, throwing two innings in relief.

2. Junior Brian Kilway had another impressive fall where he was at times unhittable. The 6'4" right-hander posted a 1.86 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a .250 average against in 9.2 IP. Had the Black team hung on for a SFL title game victory, Kilway was in prime position for the Cy Young Award.

1. If there was one person who benefited most from increased velocity, it was junior DJ Stastny. The extra zip on DJ's fastball allowed for his secondary pitches to dazzle. In 9.0 innings, DJ kept opposing hitters to a mere .194 average while posting an even 1.00 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP. Stastny averaged an impressive 13.0 strikeouts per nine innings, leading the team.

PITCHING STATISTICS
ERA
1. Nordquist 0.96
2. Stastny 1.00
3. Kilway 1.86
4. Beach 3.00
5. Devenney 3.52

O/AVG
1. Wargolet .160
2. Grunda .171
3. Devenney .172
4. Stastny .194
5. Ingalls .211

WHIP
1. Grunda 0.93
2. Stastny 1.11
3. Kilway 1.14
4. Ingalls 1.25
5. Devenney 1.27

K/9
1. Stastny 13.0
2. Wargolet 12.3
3. Beach 12.0
4. Ingalls 11.5
5. Fox 10.2

BB/9
1. Kilway 1.9
2. Minnich 2.3
3. Grunda 2.8
4. Nordquist 2.9
5. Fuller 3.4

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