|31 Drew Saberhagen
2008 (Junior): Appeared in 20 games making 15 starts with his other five appearances coming in relief ... Finished with an ERA of 7.00 tossing 79.2 innings with 53 strikeouts against 24 walks (2.2 K/BB ratio) ... Tied his career-long outing with eight innings against UNC Greensboro - the same team he established the benchmark against as a sophomore ... Worked three hitless, shutout innings at nationally-ranked Georgia in a scripted start ... Tossed 6.0 innings at Tennessee surrendering one earned run on nine hits ... Struck out a career-high seven in 7.1 innings of work in the opening round of the Southern Conference tournament win over Davidson ... Was named to the pre-season All-Southern Conference First Team as a starting pitcher by both the league's coaches and the SoCon Sports Media Association ... Tabbed as one of the "top three starting pitchers" in the SoCon as selected by the league's coaches and profiled by College Baseball Insider.
2007 (Sophomore): Had a breakout year in first season with the Catamounts...Named to the All-Southern Conference first team after a season where he led the conference in ERA (2.87) and was 4th in wins (9)...Pitched 106.2 innings in 16 appearances, never having an outing of less than six innings pitched...Totaled 42 strikeouts on the year, with a season-high of six coming against Georgia Southern on May 18...After losing his opening effort, was able to recover and begin a streak of nine consecutive starts without a loss...led the team in ERA, wins, and strikeouts...Opponents batted only .280 against him throughout the season...Was a member of the Chapel Hill Regional All-Tournament team...After the 2007 season, played for the Alexandria Beetles in the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League...In nine appearances on the mound, tallied a 4-2 record with a 4.24 ERA.
2006: Summer after 2006 season, played for the Alexandria Beetles in the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League for the second consecutive season ... Named to the 2006 Northwoods All-Star team ... Was 4-1 on the mound with a 2.68 ERA in 12 appearances (10 starts) ... In 2005, 4-1 with a 3.57 ERA in 19 games.
Prior to Western: Spent two seasons at Pepperdine ... Did not see action in 2006 ... As a freshman, part of a Pepperdine recruiting class that was ranked seventh nationally by Baseball America ... Made five appearances as a freshman, all in relief, and went 0-1 with a 14.29 ERA ... Pitched 5.2 innings, allowed 13 hits, 10 runs (nine earned), walked two and struck out two . . . Made collegiate debut versus UC Santa Barbara and allowed one hit in 0.1 inning ... Struck out a career-high two batters in one inning at Houston ... Worked a career-high two innings at San Diego ...
At Calabassas HS: A 38th-round selection of the Oakland A's in 2004 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft ... Concluded career third on Calabasas' all-time home run list (19) and RBI list (98) while ranking among the top 10 in runs, batting average and strikeout-to-walk ratio (9:1) ... Batted .408 with eight home runs and posted a 6-3 record in the mound with a 1.94 ERA as a senior ... As a junior, batted .412 with six home runs while going 4-2 on the mound with a 2.08 ERA ... A two-time All-Marmonte League, All-Ventura County and All-CIF selection ... Named Calabasas High's 2004 "Athlete of the Year."
Personal: Born Drew William Saberhagen in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Bret Saberhagen and Janeane Minnan ... His father played in the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox ... He was a two-time Cy Young Award winner, a three-time All-Star and went 2-0 on the mound as the Royals defeated the Cardinals in the 1985 World Series.