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Craig Fritsch 36

Craig  Fritsch

Round Rock, Texas

High School:
Round Rock





• 2010 MLB Draft Pick (Philadelphia Phillies, 16th round)
• 2009 MLB Draft Pick (Detroit Tigers, 8th round)
• 2009 Big 12 Conference All-Championship Team
• 2008 Fall Semester Baylor Award for Academic Excellence
• Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

Tied single-game record for strikeouts in relief (10 vs. Sam Houston State, 4/30/08) ... Only Baylor player to ever earn two wins in a single Big 12 Tournament (2009) ... Holds record for career Big 12 Tournament wins (3).

2010 (JUNIOR)
Pitched in 19 games and made eight starts ... Third on team in ERA (3.68), fourth in starts (8), innings pitched (71.0) and strikeouts (64) ... Second on team with two saves ... One of eight Baylor pitchers to earn a save ... Made just two starts in first 13 outings before starting in each of last six appearances ... Struck out at least five batters in seven of last eight outings ... Did not factor in decision of 3-2 win over Duke (2/20) after allowing one earned run on five hits in 5.0 innings ... Pitched 2.0 innings of shutout relief vs. Texas A&M (2/27) ... Took loss after allowing five earned runs on four hits in 5.0 innings of start vs. Louisiana Tech (3/3) ... Earned save after striking out three in 3.0 innings of shutout relief vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/13) ... Pitched 2.0 innings of shutout relief at Missouri (4/3) ... Earned second save with 3.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. Texas State (4/6) ... Worked 2.0 scoreless innings in relief at Texas A&M (4/9) ... Came on in relief at UT Arlington (4/13) with Baylor trailing 3-0 ... Held UTA to just an unearned run on one hit with six strikeouts in 4.2 innings, as Bears rallied to win in extra innings ... Struck out six in 5.1 innings of shutout relief at Kansas State (4/16) ... Took loss after allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings in start against Nebraska (4/24) ... Again took loss after allowing four runs in 5.0 innings at No. 2 Texas (5/2) ... Allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts in 4.0 innings of start at Texas Tech (5/16), but did not factor in decision ... Earned first win after striking out 10 in 6.2 innings of win over Oklahoma State (5/23) that clinched series sweep ... Notched win in game that clinched Bears' spot in title game at Big 12 Championship by striking out six and allowing three runs in 5.0 innings vs. No. 12 Oklahoma (5/28) ... Struck out eight and allowed four runs in 6.2 innings of loss in title round of Fort Worth Regional vs. TCU (6/6).

Pitched in 20 games and made six starts ... Tied for team lead with 20 appearances and ranked third in ERA (5.09) ... Also ranked third in wins (four), fifth in innings (53.0) and strikeouts (50), and was one of six Baylor pitchers to notch a save ... Began season in weekend starting rotation, but moved to bullpen prior to conference play and made one start in league action ... In first start of season, worked 5.0 innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits, but did not factor in decision against Pacific (2/22) ... Took loss in start against No. 10 Rice (3/1) after allowing four earned runs in 5.0 innings of work ... Struck out seven and walked two against Owls ... Earned first win of season by allowing three runs -- two of which were earned -- with four strikeouts and one walk in 5.0 innings of start vs. South Alabama (3/6) ... Moved back into starting rotation against Texas Tech (3/22) and took loss after allowing six runs on four hits in 3.0 innings ... Worked hitless inning of relief in win over No. 16 TCU (3/26) ... Allowed one run in 0.2 inning of win against Kansas State (3/29) ... Pitched 3.0 innings of relief against Texas State (3/31) and took loss after allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts ... Went 3.2 shutout innings in relief outing at Kansas (4/5) ... Allowed three hits and one walk with five strikeouts vs. Jayhawks ... Again worked multiple innings of shutout relief in next outing vs. Dallas Baptist (4/8) ... Allowed no runs on two hits with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings ... Did not factor in decision after allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and a walk in 3.0 innings against Texas State (4/22) ... Picked up win by allowing one run in 5.0 innings in start against UTSA (4/29) ... Allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two vs. Roadrunners ... Moved back to bullpen for final six appearances of season and turned in scoreless outings in all but one outing ... Combined with start against UTSA, allowed two earned runs over final 20.0 innings ... Struck out 22 and walked 10 over those seven appearances ... Worked 2.1 innings of shutout relief against No. 8 Texas (5/3) ... Struck out three in 2.0 shutout innings against Stephen F. Austin (5/12) ... Allowed one hit in scoreless inning at Nebraska (5/16) ... Turned in clutch performance to earn win in first game of Big 12 Championship against No. 5 Texas (5/20) ... Struck out nine and walked two in 4.2 innings ... Allowed two runs -- one of which was earned -- on five hits against the Longhorns ... Came back on two days rest and worked 3.0 shutout innings of relief against Kansas (5/23) ... Completed dominant postseason with 2.0 shutout innings of relief in win over No. 21 Minnesota (3/29) in first round of Baton Rouge Regional.

Appeared in 19 games with four starts ... Second on staff in appearances and third on staff with 15 relief outings ... Finished fourth on staff in ERA (4.80) and second in saves (3) ... Made nine appearances with two starts in Big 12 play ... Fourth on staff with 21.2 innings in conference action ... Held opponents to .219 average (25-for-114) with runners on base ... Made first career appearance in Purdue series finale, holding Boilermakers scoreless on one hit with three strikeouts and no walks over 2.0 innings (2/24) ... Scattered two hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 4.0 innings of scoreless relief against Louisiana Tech (3/4) ... Earned first career save in series opener at Mississippi State, allowing only a walk in 1.2 scoreless, hitless innings ... Notched save in second game of Oklahoma State series, allowing one run on two hits and no walks with two strikeouts over 3.0 innings (3/16) ... Saddled with tough-luck loss at TCU, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and walk with seven strikeouts over 5.0 innings of relief (4/1) ... Recorded victory in relief at Kansas State despite allowing two runs on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 3.0 innings (4/12) ... Established Baylor single-game record for strikeouts in relief with 10 over 7.0 innings to earn win against Sam Houston State (4/30) ... Started and suffered loss in Texas series finale, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 5.0 innings in Bears' 2-0 loss ... Earned third save with 3.0-inning, two-hit, four-strikeout scoreless outing against Texas State (5/13).

Sat out season as redshirt.

Pitched for head coach John Carter at Round Rock [Texas] High School ... Led Dragons to three consecutive playoff appearances ... Earned 2006 all-state, All-CenTex, all-county and all-district honors ... Went 7-2 record with 1.44 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 77.2 innings as senior ... Logged four shutouts in 2006, including two in playoffs ... Tossed perfect game against Westlake in 2006 ... Went 2-0 with 1.08 ERA as junior ... Earned academic excellence award all four years ... National Honor Society member.

Full name is Craig Frederick Fritsch ... Born Dec. 29, 1987, in Austin, Texas ... Son of Darrell and Kay Fritsch ... Business major.

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