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.
2015 SEASON (SENIOR) •Appeared in 15 games, starting 13 during his final season for the Huskies •Totaled 86.0 innings for the season, setting a career high 8.0 versus Buffalo (Mar. 21) •Struck out 56 batters, setting a career high seven strikeouts in the Apr. 4 contest versus Kent State •Set career high 107 pitches for the third time versus Eastern Michigan (Apr. 26) •Finished the season 6-6 on the mound
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): • Made 11 appearances with one start on the season; posted 0-2 record • Struckout nine batters with only six walks in 13.2 innings • Helped NIU to a 9-0 win at Bowling Green, throwing 2.0 shutout innings (March 28) • Tossed a third of an inning in NIU's season opener versus Minnesota (Feb. 14) • Threw a season-high 3.1 innings at No. 5 Oregon State (March 8) • Struck out a season three batters in 1.2 innings at UIC (March 18) • Made first career start at New Mexico, hurling 2.2 innings (Feb. 21) • Helped NIU pitching staff to MAC best 2.93 earned run average in conference play
KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE: • Team finished with a 35-23 record, winning the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Championship with an 18-6 mark • Pitched and started 11 games on the mound for the Bruins, posting a 5-1 register • Totaled 31 strikeouts in 50 innings with a 2.88 earned run average • Bruins finished as a regional finalist and were fourth place at the NJCAA Division II World Series • Business management major.
WEST NOBLE HIGH SCHOOL: • Three-sport athlete, lettering in tennis four times and three times in both baseball and basketball • Earned all-area honors in baseball, basketball and tennis in senior season • Named All-NECC distinction on the court and on the diamond • Nine-time team captain and eight-time team captain • Held a 4-5 record on the mound during senior year • Held a 1.74 ERA with 95 strikeouts and only 22 walks • Pitched five complete games in same season • Played summer ball with the Indiana Chargers
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: • Son of Bruce Ormsby and Charisse Wolf • Plans to major in finance and minor in business • Would like to own a business • Worked with the New Level Sports STATS Program • Lists fishing, camping and hanging out with friends as hobbies • Looks up to Greg Maddux because of his dedication to the game and determination to succeed
CAREER HIGHS: • Innings: 8.0 versus Buffalo G2 (March 21, 2015) • Pitch count: 107, three times, last versus Eastern Michigan G1 (April 26, 2015) • Strikeouts: 7 versus Kent State (April 4, 2015) • Walks: 7 at Toledo G1 (April 18, 2015) • Runs: 7 at New Mexico (February 21, 2014)