|42 Cole St.Clair
Known as "The Bull" by his teammates because he will definitely charge the hitters in any situation.
Wayne Graham said -- "If he gets to 100 percent physically, he will be one of the best pitchers in the country, if not the best. He has presence and he has stuff."
2007: Was selected in the 7th round of the major league draft by the Cleveland Indians... Missed the first two months of the season but bounced back in fine fashion... Made his season debut at home on Apr. 3 against future NCAA Regional opponent Prairie View A&M... Finished the year with a 1.91 ERA in 28.1 innings and 16 appearances... Faced 103 hitters and held the opponents to a combined .214 batting average... Struck out 26 for an average of 8.3 K's per nine innings... Strikeouts-to-walks ratio was 3.3-to-1... Quickly moved up the Conference USA leaderboard to tie for third in the league in saves (9)... Allowed just one run in 12.0 innings pitched in the NCAA Tournament, saving three games in four outings... Fired 3.0 scoreless frames for a save against North Carolina in the winner's bracket game of the College World Series... Did not allow any runs in 6.2 innings of work at the CWS, scattering six hits and a walk while striking out four... Earned a save in the deciding game of the Super Regional with 2.2 innings of two-hit relief against Texas A&M... Fired 2.2 scoreless innings to earn a save in the Regional's winner's bracket game against TCU... Notched saves against NCAA Regional-bound Memphis (twice), Regional host Texas, Tulane, UCF and UAB... Threw just three pitches to earn the save on the road at UAB... Struck out a season-high four batters in one inning at Lamar (after the batter advanced to first base on a wild pitch)... Had one stretch where he faced a heavy-hitting NCAA Regional-bound Memphis team three-consecutive times starting on May 15... Saw a streak of 11.1-consecutive scoreless innings snapped in the win over Memphis in the C-USA Tournament semifinals... 2006: All-America (Baseball America, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Rosenblatt Report, first team; American Baseball Coaches Association, second team; Collegiate Baseball third team); All-Conference USA (first team); All-Silver Glove Series; C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Followed his freshman all-America campaign with an even more impressive sophomore season and a summer spent representing his country as a member of the United States National Team... Ranked among the NCAA leaders in a host of individual categories, including fifth in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (12.2 pg), 10th in ERA (1.82) and 22nd in saves (11)...Led C-USA in appearances (37), and opponents' batting average (.151)... More than half of his innings (51.6 percent) and four of 11 saves were against ranked teams... Notched six saves and maintained a 0.70 ERA in 25.2 innings against C-USA opponents... Pitched twice at the College World Series, including the second start of his college career against Miami in a winner's bracket game... Fired a sterling 5.0 innings against the Hurricanes, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six... Came out of the bullpen in the top of the first inning the week before against Oklahoma in the decisive game of the super regional and held the Sooners in check for 5.1 frames to earn his sixth win of the year... Struck out a season-high seven batters in a game twice, vs. eventual NCAA regional teams Tulane and TCU... Made first career start against Sam Houston State (Feb. 21) and earned a win with three shutout innings... Member of the watch lists for both the Stopper of the Year and Clemens Award... Gained experience in a sensational summer for Team USA, pitching against international players who are often older and professionals back in their native countries... Compiled a 4-0 record with three saves and a 0.69 ERA in 13 appearances for Team USA... Winning pitcher for the United States in games against Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei... Struck out 43 hitters in 26 innings... 2005: Freshman all-America, relief pitcher (Collegiate Baseball)... Recorded a stellar inaugural Division I season, posting a perfect 2-0 record with two saves and a 3.26 ERA in 47 innings... Led the pitching staff with 32 appearances, all of which were in relief... Second in games finished (11) and fourth in strikeouts (62)... Averaged 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings of work, the best mark on the staff... Held 168 hitters faced to a composite .208 batting average... Allowed 6.7 hits and 2.3 walks per nine innings... Maintained a 1.85 ERA in 24.1 innings in conference play... Limited WAC hitters to a .134 batting average... Earned first career win against Louisiana Tech (Apr. 22) by pitching a career-long 6.1 innings, allowing just one hit with no walks while striking out an eye-opening 12 batters... Pitched four innings in two other outings (at home vs. Texas A&M and Hawaii)... Saw action in all three games of the Super Regional and in the regional at LSU... Notched saves against Fresno State and on theroad at Hawaii... Made his Division I debut against Baylor at the Minute Maid Park College Classic (Feb. 13)... Led the team by picking off five base runners.
2004 graduate of Foothill High School in Santa Ana, Calif... Two-year starter for the Knights under coach Gary Fishel... Named the 2004 league MVP (an honor earned over his teammate Phillip Hughes, who was the number-one draft pick by the New York Yankees)... Earned second-team all-county and first team all-California Interscholastic Federation honors... Went 11-1 with a save while maintaining a 1.16 ERA with 83 in 72.2 innings... Held batters to a combined .209 average... Career statistics included 15 wins and 104 strikeouts in 96.67 innings... Led the Knights to a 23-5 record and conference title champions... Academic honor roll for all eight semesters... Named a scholar athlete with a 3.6 grade point average.
Full Name: Allen Cole St.Clair. Born: July 30, 1986, in Newport Beach, Calif. Parents: Jay and Jessica St.Clair, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Santa Ana, Calif. (two sisters). Father played basketball at Southern California. Mother helped organize and competed on the first crew team at UCLA. One sister, Olivia, was on the crew teams at UC-Irvine and Texas. Other sister, Elise, is on the sailing team at Hawaii. Major: economics. College: Sid Richardson.
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