BAYLOR CAREER RECORDS BOOK
8th in relief appearances (62) ... t-7th in wins in relief (9) ... t-2nd in saves (19) ... 1st in Big 12 ERA (2.66) ... 6th in Big 12 relief appearances (26) ... t-7th in Big 12 wins in relief (3) ... t-2nd in Big 12 saves (8).
Saw limited action, making two relief appearances ... Recorded one save ... Allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 2.0 innings.
Cape Cod League Relief Pitcher of the Year and All-League honors ... Named league's 80th-best pro prospect by Perfect Game Crosschecker ... Earned victory in Cape Cod League All-Star Game ... Posted a 1-1 record with league-high 11 saves and a 1.07 ERA in 16 appearances for Cape Cod League champion Yarmouth-Dennis ... Tallied 24 strikeouts against only three walks in 25.1 innings ... Claimed victory in Yarmouth-Dennis' 4-3 victory over Chatham in first game of best-of-three playoff series ... Also pitched perfect ninth to complete Yarmouth-Dennis' 4-0 shutout of Chatham in second game of series to reach championship series ... Scattered a hit with three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth of the championship series finale as Yarmouth-Dennis defeated Falmouth 2-0 for its second consecutive Cape Cod League title.
Tied for second in Big 12 and 23rd nationally in saves ... Ranked fourth in Big 12 in appearances ... Ranked fifth in ERA, tied for fifth in saves, tied for ninth in strikeouts and tied for eighth in appearances in Big 12 games ... 48.6 percent team win participation percentage (11 saves, six wins in Baylor's 35 wins) led Big 12 ... Saves total tied for third-best season total all-time at Baylor ... Recorded 72 strikeouts in relief, the third-best, single-season total in program history ... Tallied 44 strikeouts in relief in Big 12 play, two shy of Jason Jennings' 1997 school record ... Averaged 12.46 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, third-best season average among relievers in school history, and 13.35 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in Big 12 play, second-best season average among relievers all-time at Baylor ... Appearances total tied for fourth-best, single-season total all-time at Baylor, while relief appeances total was fourth in program history ... All six victories were in relief, tying for the second-best, single-season total in Baylor history ... Tallied three saves at Big 12 Championship, the first Baylor player and one of only two players in the event's 11-year history with more than two in a single year ... Recorded at least one strikeout in each of season's final 23 outings and in 28 of 30 appearances on the season ... Notched multiple strikeouts in 17 of season's final 20 outings with at least three strikeouts in 10 of those games ... Allowed two solo home runs in series finale at Texas A&M, snapping a streak of 15 straight outings and 27.2 consecutive innings without allowing an extra-base hit ... Only four other extra-base hits allowed on season with doubles against UT Arlington (Feb. 27), Nebraska (May 13) and Oklahoma State (5/23), and a home run against TCU (6/3) ... Enjoyed a streak of 22 consecutive inherited runners stranded over second half of 2006 season and first five outings 2007 season ... Also enjoyed a streak of 21.0 consecutive innings without a walk, posting 33 strikeouts in that time ... Joined Zane Carlson (2000, 2001, 2003) as the only Baylor pitchers to record eight-plus saves in multiple seasons ... Posted a 3-1 mark with three saves and a 2.43 ERA in Big 12 action ... Was 4-1 with seven saves and a 1.69 ERA in 18 appearances at Baylor Ballpark ... Recorded 40 strikeouts against just eight walks and held opponents to a .200 batting average over 26.2 innings at home.
Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League ... Helped lead Gatemen to a 24-19-1 record and a league runner-up finish ... Appeared in 23 games, all in relief ... Went 1-2 with a 1.72 ERA, three saves and 35 strikeouts in 31.1 innings ... Teammate with fellow Bears Tim Matthews and Beamer Weems.
Started season as setup man and moved to closer spot in late March ... Appeared in 27 games, all in relief, including 12 in Big 12 play ... Tied teammate Jeff Mandel for fourth in league with eight saves ... Tied for third in Big 12 with five saves in conference games ... Tied for ninth in the conference with 27 appearances ... Saves total tied for sixth-best season total in school history, conference tally tied for third ... Relief appearances total tied for 10th-best season total all-time at Baylor, conference tally tied for eighth ... Held Big 12 opponents to a .240 batting average, ninth in school history ... Led team with a 9-to-4 ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratio ... Made 11 appearances of 1.0 inning or less and allowed no earned runs in nine of those outings ... Stranded 24 of 27 inherited runners (88.9 percent) ... Held lead or tie in 16 of 18 opportunities (88.9 percent) ... First batters faced went 2-for-25 (.080) with two walks and five strikeouts ... Opened season with a 10.2-inning scoreless inning streak, covering six outings ... Earned first career save with 1.2 scoreless innings against Kansas (3/19) ... Earned second save in series opener at Texas Tech (3/31) as Baylor snapped a nine-game losing streak at Lubbock ... Held Texas to one unearned run on five hits with three strikeouts in a career-long 4.0-inning relief appearance (4/13) ... Enjoyed a streak of five consecutive outings with a save in late April, early May ... Streak started against Texas State (4/18) ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning to earn save against Texas A&M (4/22) ... Recorded 1.2 scoreless and hitless innings of relief for save at Missouri (4/29) ... Notched second save in three weeks against Texas State (5/9) ... Tallied three strikeouts, including game's final out with runners at second and third, over 1.1 innings in Baylor's 6-5 series-opener win over fifth-ranked Nebraska to cap saves streak (5/12) ... Tossed 2.2 innings of scoreless relief at Kansas State (5/20) ... Recorded final save of season with 0.2 perfect innings and one strikeout against Texas Tech at the Big 12 Tournament (5/27).
Pitched for the Denton Outlaws of the Texas Collegiate League ... Helped Outlaws to a 28-23 record and the Rogers Hornsby Division title ... Outlaws defeated McKinney Marshals in TCL championship series ... Appeared in 11 games, all in relief ... Was 0-2 with four saves, a 6.85 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 22.1 innings.
Appeared in five games, all in relief ... Allowed one hit in 1.0 scoreless inning against Texas Southern in first career outing (3/29) ... Pitched a perfect inning of relief against UTSA (5/3).
Attended St. Mark's High School in Dallas, Texas ... Saw time at pitcher, catcher and third base for head coach Todd Adams ... Led Lions to 2003 and 2004 state titles ... Earned All-Southern Preparatory Conference honors both years ... Hit .382 as a junior and .430 as a senior ... Posted an 8-3 record with a 2.09 ERA in 2003 ... Went 7-4 with a 1.71 ERA in 2004 ... Also lettered in basketball, leading St. Mark's to state co-championship as a senior.
Full name is Nicholas Anthony Cassavechia ... Born Dec. 18, 1985, in Greenwich, Conn. ... Son of Anthony and Denise Cassavechia ... Management major.