SJSU heads to the WAC Tournament in Honolulu, Hawai'i with two pitchers - seniors David Berner and Anthony Vega - having topped the league in several categories for 2009*:
- Earned Run Average - David Berner (3.00)
- Innings Pitched - David Berner (90.0)
- Strike Outs - David Berner (81)
- Opposing Batting Avg. - David Berner (.226)
- Saves - Anthony Vega (8)
- Appearances - Anthony Vega (24)
- Games Finished - Anthony Vega (15)
- Games in Relief - Anthony Vega (22 T)
- Batters Struck Out Looking - Anthony Vega (23)
|Senior David Berner had the lowest ERA in the WAC at 3.00|
Senior Ryan Shopshire took third in strikeouts with 63.
SJSU head coach Sam Piraro talked about his pitching on Sunday after the Spartans completed a four-game sweep of Nevada to win the WAC regular season title.
"To win the tournament we're going to need at least six arms and maybe seven," Piraro said. "I'm pretty sure about four of them, but not about the other two or three. I'm hoping that Berner's arm is feeling better, obviously he's a key guy for us. Shopshire should be fresh because he didn't pitch this weekend."
The Spartan leader said that he feels this team has more pitching depth then the last SJSU team to win the WAC, which was in 2000. That team went on to the College World Series in Omaha.
Game One in the WAC Tournament begins at 11:00 a.m. local time. For a printable WAC Tournament Bracket click here
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*Stats Courtesy of the WAC