EVANSTON, Unwell. – Northwestern is established to start its 2020 period this weekend with a three-match established from Omaha (Feb. 14-sixteen). The established will be held at the Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
Friday, Feb. 14
Omaha: RHP Joey Machado -, -.– Period
Northwestern: RHP Mike Doherty -, -.– Period
Saturday, Feb. 15
Omaha: LHP Spencer Koelewyn -, -.– Period
Northwestern: LHP Quinn Lavelle -, -.– Period
Sunday, Feb. sixteen
Omaha: RHP Richie Holetz -, -.– Period
Northwestern: RHP Tyler Uberstine -, -.– Period
News and notes…
145 AND five: Northwestern enters its 145th period of intercollegiate competitors with Spencer Allen at the helm. It is Allen’s fifth period as head mentor for the Wildcats. In 2017, Allen led the Wildcats to its initially visual appearance in the Massive 10 Match since 2010 and a operate to the Massive 10 Match Championship match for the initially time since 1984.
Major LEAGUE LEGENDS: 3 ‘Cats moved to the skilled degree in 2019, with pitcher Nick Paciorek, Alex Erro, and Jack Dunn all being selected in the MLB draft, marking the initially three gamers to be selected less than Allen’s tutelage.
EYE ON THE PRIZE: Soon after shedding seven meeting game titles by 1 or two operates, the Wildcats missed out on the Massive 10 event by just 1 acquire. The Wildcats will seem to return the meeting event wherever three many years in the past, they manufactured a operate all the way to the closing match.
Massive STICKS: Junior outfielder Casey O’Laughlin led past year’s Wildcats with 5 property operates and a .457 slugging percentage. The Wildcats return around half of their property operate generation from past period and had the 2nd very best crew batting typical for the duration of meeting enjoy.
WEST Coastline Ideal Coastline: Of 8 newcomers, three are from California: Luke Tanner, Tyler Uberstine, and Jack Dyke. Uberstine, a USC transfer and correct-handed pitcher, is the highlight of the newcomers.
THE ‘GOOSE’: Sophomore Shawn Goosenberg, also a California indigenous, begun forty three game titles as a initially-yr and led the crew in doubles (14) and triples (three). He manufactured it to 3rd Staff All-Massive 10 and the All-Massive 10 Freshman Team
ALL Massive 10 BOYS: In addition to Goosenberg, Mike Doherty was also named to the All-Massive 10 Freshman crew past period. He led all Northwestern starting up pitchers with a three.seventy two Period (2nd in the Massive 10 in Period amid initially-yr starting up pitchers), five wins, and a .251 opponent batting typical.
Michael Trautwein, Dunn’s cousin, was also named to the All-Massive 10 Freshman Staff. Trautwein’s father, Michael, also played for the Wildcats and went on to enjoy for the Crimson Sox. He threw out 70% of foundation stealers (sixteen-23) past period, the very best level in the Massive 10.
Trying to keep IT IN THE Household: David Dunn, more youthful brother of adorned Jack Dunn and Trautwein’s cousin, begun in all fifty game titles in his initially comprehensive period. He manufactured 1 error all period, resulting in a .992 fielding percentage.
Back ON THE HILL: Northwestern returns ten of their 11 prime pitchers in phrases of innings from past period, which includes just about every pitcher that begun a match for them past period. Quinn Lavelle, Ryan Bader, Mike Doherty and Parker Hanks all begun at the very least 7 game titles and pitched 36. innings past yr.
SHUT IT DOWN: Quinn Lavelle Finished sixth amid Massive 10 starting up pitchers with a three.fifty four FIP (fielding impartial pitching), only allowed 1 property operate past period, and threw a two-hit shutout from San Jose Point out on March 29th.
WHAT A Reduction: The Wildcats return several of their most dominant relievers from a yr in the past. Senior correct-hander Josh Levy led past year’s ‘Cats with a .151 opponent batting typical and was 2nd with a three.65 Period. Senior remaining-hander Sam Lawrence posted a crew-very best 1.18 WHIP past period.
Quick Residence Runs: The ‘Cats will only enjoy 22 game titles at property, in contrast with thirty game titles on the highway. The ‘Cats are on the highway for their initially thirteen game titles of the period just before they return to Miller Park for their property opener on Thursday, March twelfth from Kent Point out.
WEEKENDS IN THE SOUTH: Soon after this, Northwestern will head to Columbia, S.C., to encounter-off with South Carolina for yet another weekend collection on Feb. 21-23. Then the ‘Cats will journey further South to Tampa, Fla. for their closing weekend collection from South Florida.
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