Proven veteran who can throw three pitches for strikes... Thrives on competition.
Wayne Graham said --"Eddie was one of the best starters in college baseball last year and we don't see any reason he won't be again this year. Healthy, strong, mature."
Rice -- 2005: all-Western Athletic Conference (second team); WAC all-Academic... Selected by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the 41st round of the major league draft... Moved from middle reliever/spot starter to weekend starter against conference opponents and proved to be one of the best pitchers in the WAC... Compiled an 8-1 record with a 3.28 ERA in 98.2 innings... Held 340 hitters faced to a composite .206 batting average, the best mark on the staff... Finished second on the team in strikeouts (117) and was third in innings and starts (13)... Averaged 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings... Struck out an eye-opening 16 batters in 7.1 innings in a start at Louisiana Tech (Apr. 9), matching the second-highest total in Rice history... Fanned 10 or more batters in a game three times... Struck out nine LSU
hitters in 6.1 innings in the clinching game of the Baton Rouge Regional... Struck out the side in an inning of relief against eventual College World Series participant Baylor... Allowed only five earned runs in 17.1 total innings for a 2.60 ERA against opponents that reached the College World Series, including Baylor, Nebraska, Texas and Tulane... Fired a complete game four-hit shutout at
Hawaii (Apr. 16) to earn WAC player of the week honors... Worked into the ninth inning in the start at Fresno State and pitched eighth solid frames for a win at Nevada... Allowed only 15 extra-base hits in 98.2 innings... 2004: Stepped in to first Division I season with aplomb, finishing fifth on a heralded Owls' pitching staff in appearances (15) and strikeouts (39) and sixth in innings pitched (26.2)... Led the squad with 15 relief appearances... Finished more games (10) than any pitcher on the staff... Notched saves in two of his first three outings of the year against Kansas State and at WAC rival San Jose State... Fired four scoreless innings of one-hit relief with six strikeouts in his college debut against Kansas State at the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Earned a save after three
scoreless frames and four strikeouts on the road at San Jose... Earned his first career win in a sterling relief display against NCAA tournament-bound Lamar... Shutout the Cardinals on no hits in a season-long five innings while tying a season high with six strikeouts... Lamar finished with just one hit for the game... Fanned five Louisiana Tech hitters in three innings at Reckling Park...
Maintained a 2.70 ERA in all games and a steady 2.25 ERA against the WAC... Averaged 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings of work, the highest mark on an Owl pitching staff that included four major league draft picks... Held 98 hitters faced to a composite .214
UC Irvine -- Pitcher for UC Irvine in 2002 and 2003... Did not play in any games for the Anteaters... Selected to the Honor Roll.
High School -- First team all-Los Angeles and all-West Valley League selection as a senior in 2001... Two-year letterman and starter at Granada Hills High School under head coach Steve Thompson... Varsity letterman in basketball... Maintained a 3.3 grade point average.
Personal -- Full Name: Edward Matthew Degerman. Born: Sept. 14, 1983 in Van Nuys, Calif. Parents: David and Im Jo Degerman, Granada Hills, Calif. (one brother, two sisters). Major: economics. College: Sid Richardson.
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