After a surprising 2013 season, many GW baseball players were immediately back on the field this summer to hone their skills. Fifteen Colonials suited up for collegiate league teams this summer, with five pitchers standing out among the rest. Here’s how they performed this summer:
Luke Staub, the righty senior starter, led the pitching staff of the Madison Mallards, earning the lowest ERA, 1.80, in the Northwoods League in the upper midwestern U.S. and Canada. He collected a 4-4 record over 55 innings pitched, with a 48-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His best outing of the season came on July 1, when he went a solid eight innings, surrendering only two hits while giving up one run. In an earlier game over the summer, Staub gave up no runs over seven innings, striking out an impressive 10 batters.
Colin Milon, another senior lefty, headlined the Alexandria Aces pitching staff with a 6-1 record and 1.60 ERA. He compiled a 44-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his 48 innings pitched in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball league. Milon pitched his best game of the year in his most recent start on July 31, going seven strong, while giving up just one run and fanning nine batters.
Bobby LeWarne, going into his second year at GW, finished 3-2 with a 2.93 ERA, compiling 28 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched for the first place Clarinda A’s of the M.I.N.K Collegiate Summer Baseball League. LeWarne pitched his best game of the season on June 21, giving up no runs over 7 innings while striking out six. He has gone at least six innings in four of his five games started.
Aaron Weisberg, the senior righty, was named to the All-Valley Baseball League second team, while also grabbing the Staunton Braves‘ Pitcher of the Year award. He ended the season with a 6-1 record, compiling a 3.19 ERA over nine games started, with 47 strikeouts over 62 innings pitched. Weisberg started two games this summer in which he surrendered no runs over 7.0 and 6.2 innings, respectively.
Craig Lejeune, the senior closer, put together a very impressive 25-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio, while earning five saves in the process for the Danbury Westerners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
This post was updated on Aug. 12 at 12:33 p.m. to reflect the following:
The Hatchet incorrectly identified Luke Staub as a left-handed pitcher. He is a righty.