The NIU baseball program has had many a great leaders in the dugout. Young men that have led vocally, through character and with their performance on the field. But it's not every season you have a young man that brings all three to the diamond every game at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies have one in 2015. His name is Gavin.
Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.
The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.
Dirk Ormsby struckout a career-high seven batters Saturday but the Huskies fell to the Golden Flashes, 7-4.
2014 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Made 23 appearances on the mound with two midweek starts, amassing 26.0 innings Finished year 0-1 with a save and a 4.50 earned run average Fanned 19 hitters with 11 walks (one IBB) Threw a season-high four innings as a starter at UIC (April 29) and four shutout innings of relief at Akron (May 9) Made first career start at No. 8 Cal Poly, totaling 2.1 innings and tossing a season-high 60 pitches (March 13) Struckout a season-high three batters at UIC (April 29) Picked up first career save in 1-0 win at Southern Illinois, tossing one inning and striking out one (Feb. 28) Totaled five games with multiple strikeouts Helped NIU pitching staff to MAC best 2.93 earned run average in conference play
DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the 66th best prospect in the state of Illinois by PBR Listed as a top-performer at the PBR Top-Prospect Showcase Represented Central Illinois in the Suburban Showcase Eagles finished the 2012 season 16-20 and as runner-up in the region Team captain Made 13 appearances on the mound and 10 starts, finishing 3-7 with one save Hurled five complete games and 71 strikeouts Carried a 4.32 ERA in 58 innings pitched Had a productive summer with the Central Illinois Outlaws, finishing with an 8-3 record and a 2.67 ERA Made four saves and struckout 82 batters in 67 innings
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Scot and Missy Frankenreider Father, Scot, was a four-year golf letterwinner at Bradley Intends to become a business major Member of the National Honor Society at Dunlap DHS honor roll student Enjoys spending time with his brothers and reading Member of the Leaf Club Worked with the Dunlap youth baseball and basketball recreation programs Admires Roy Halliday because of his mental approach to the game
CAREER HIGHS ENTERING 2015 SEASON: Innings: 4.0, two times, last vs. Akron (May 9, 2014) Pitch Count: 60, at Cal Poly (March 13, 2014) Strikeouts: 3, at UIC (April 29, 2014) Walks: 2, two times, last vs. Akron (May 9, 2014) Runs: 4, at Cal Poly (March 13, 2014)