Pine Bluff, Ark.
Pine Bluff HS
|Height / Weight:|
6-0 / 180
Five-time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Made five appearances with three starts ... Was 1-1 with one save and a 2.65 ERA ... Logged 14 strikeouts against five walks in 17.0 innings ... Posted a .227 opponents' batting average, allowing 15 hits ... Allowed one hit with three strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief against Texas (10/14).
Pitched for the DuPage Dragons of the Central Illinois League ... Helped Dragons to a 25-25 record ... Appeared in 14 games with four starts ... Posted a 1-2 record with a 4.24 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 34.0 innings.
Sat out season as a medical redshirt.
Did not play competitively while continuing rehabilitation.
Missed majority of season due to Tommy John surgery in mid-March ... Appeared in two games, both in relief ... Held Stephen F. Austin to one hit with four strikeouts in 2.0 scoreless innings in first career outing (2/12) ... Was touched for two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings against Arizona State before leaving game due to injury (2/25).
Pitched for the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... Posted a 4-0 record with a 3.12 ERA in seven appearances, all starts, with 36 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (McLENNAN CC)
Played one season for head coach Pete Mejia at McLennan Commuity College in Waco, Texas ... Helped MCC to Region V Tournament appearance.
Earned three letters for coach Billy Bock at Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Went 7-0 with a 2.00 ERA to earn Southeast Arkansas' player of the year and all-state honors as a senior ... All-conference honoree final two seasons ... Two-time first-team All-Southeast Arkansas ... As a junior, went 5-2 with a 3.96 ERA while also hitting .392 with 29 RBI in 22 games ... Selected for 2002 Midwest Code Games and Perfect Game showcases ... Named No. 4 prospect in Arkansas by Baseball America/Perfect Game.
Full name is Erik Allen Forestiere ... Born Jan. 14, 1985, in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Son of Lee and Cindy Forestiere ... Brother, Matt, played two seasons at Baylor ... Political science major.