Though Baylor left-handed pitcher Doug Ashby made only one appearance during his true freshman season in 2011, he'll enter his sophomore season with a wealth of experience thanks to a summer spent with the Coppell Copperheads in the Texas Collegiate League.
Ashby was named to the 2011 TCL All-Star Game after posting a 2-0 record with a 2.56 ERA in 38.2 innings over 11 appearances for the Copperheads. Entering Monday night's All-Star Game, he ranks ninth in the TCL in ERA and innings pitched, despite making just four starts on the mound.
After pitching out of the bullpen in his first five summer games, Ashby made his first start on June 18 against the Victoria Generals. He allowed two earned runs and struck out five in 5.0 innings of a no-decision before returning to the bullpen for his next three outings.
The southpaw again made the transition to starter on June 30 against the Acadiana Cane Cutters. Just one day after tossing an inning of scoreless relief, Ashby held Alexandria to one run on six hits in 6.0 innings to get the win. Since then, Ashby's only two outings have been starts, both against the Alexandria Aces. He didn't factor in the decision after allowing one earned run on eight hits in 6.0 innings on July 7, and on July 14, he held the Aces to three runs on seven hits in a career-long 7.0 innings.
Here are Ashby's summer stats entering Monday's All-Star Game: 2-0, 2.56 ERA, 11 G, 4 GS, 38.2 IP, 38 H, 14 R, 11 ER, 10 BB, 23 SO.
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