Louisville Preview: Pitching

The NCAA Div. I Baseball Committee made it official Monday night, announcing that Cal State Fullerton will host Louisville in the best-of-three Super Regional round of the 2009 NCAA Baseball Championships this weekend at Goodwin Field. Here's a look at the Cardinals' pitching staff.

Louisville Cardinals' Team Pitching Statistics:

  • ERA – 4.14 (19)
  • BA – .290
  • HR – 57
  • H's/9 IP – 8.9 (18)
  • BB's/9 IP – 2.8 (14)               
  • K's/9 IP – 8.2 (32)

 

Starting Pitchers

JR Justin Marks (LHP – 11-2, 3.40 ERA, 17 apps, 15 starts, 1 save, 101 IP, 79 H, 32 BB, 125 K, .218 BA, 5 HR, 9 HBP, 2 WP).  Big East Conf pitcher of the year.  Projected to go in the first 3-4 rounds of the draft next week.  School career leader in wins and strikeouts.  Has a low 90's fastball, curveball, slider and changeup and solid command of each.  8th in the country in K's.  1.99 ERA in his last 23 IP with 31 K's.  10-18 SB's.  Has picked off two runners.

Soph Dean Keikhefer (LHP – 6-4, 4.56 ERA, 17 apps, 12 starts, 73 IP, 87 H, 21 BB, 60 K, .300 BA, 3 HR, 13 HBP, 5 WP).  Has been effective lately and allowed 3 R or less in each of his last three starts (3.05 ERA) against South Florida, Notre Dame and Middle Tennessee State in the regional.  Leads the staff in HBP's.  5-7 SB's.

Soph Bob Revesz (LHP – 4-2, 4.48 ERA, 22 apps, 9 starts, 1 save, 60 IP, 73 H, 12 BB, 28 K, .300 BA, 4 HR, 4 HBP, 4 WP). Groundball pitcher who doesn't throw hard and benefits from pitching his home games on the field turf.  Has not gotten out of the fifth inning in four of his last five starts and could be replaced this weekend.  5-10 SB's.

FR Tony Zych (RHP – 6-2, 3.25 ERA, 21 apps, 3 starts, 2 saves, 44 IP, 38 H, 10 BB, 31 K, .235 BA, 8 HR, 8 HBP, 4 WP). Midweek SP who has been very effective in two post-season starts – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R allowed against UConn in the Big East tournament championship game and 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R against Vanderbilt in the regional clinching game.  One of the harder throwers on the staff.  Has had trouble with leaving the ball up and leads the staff in HR's.  3-5 SB's.

 

Relief Pitchers

Soph Gabriel Shaw (RHP – 3-1, 3.78 ERA, 28 apps, 3 saves, 50 IP, 46 H, 12 BB, 46 K, .245 BA, 7 HR, 3 HBP, 0 WP).  Part of a closer by committee, with all three saves coming in the last four weeks.  Hard thrower and sometimes leaves the ball up and is 2nd on the staff in HR's allowed.

FR Derek Self (RHP – 7-0, 3.25 ERA, 21 apps, 2 starts, 1 save, 44 IP, 42 H, 13 BB, 34 K, .249 BA, 2 HR, 1 HBP, 1 WP).  Has been part of the committee finishing games.  Able to throw several innings (3 IP, 0 H, 0 R against MTSU in the regional and 6 IP, 2 R against Cincinnati in the Big East tournament).

SR Gavin Logsdon (LHP – 2-0, 4.24 ERA, 28 apps, 1 save, 34 IP, 39 H, 9 BB, 30 K, .285 BA, 3 HR, 2 HBP, 1 WP). 

Soph Neil Holland (RHP – 0-0, 3.68 ERA, 15 apps, 1 start, 1 save, 22 IP, 24 H, 10 BB, 24 K, .289 BA, 2 HR, 3 HBP, 0 WP).

Soph Tyler Mathis (RHP – 1-3, 5.28 ERA, 13 apps, 2 starts, 29 IP, 23 H, 13 BB, 28 K, .215 BA, 1 HR, 11 HBP, 1 WP).