RHP Nick Cassavechia had 72 strikeouts in relief during the 2007 season, including 44 in Big 12 games; both numbers ranked second in Baylor history.
Dec. 12, 2007
Cassavechia, who has served as Baylor's closer each of the past two seasons, was 6-2 with 11 saves and a 3.12 ERA last season. He recorded 72 strikeouts against only 20 walks in 52.0 innings of work. Cassavechia tied for second in the Big 12 Conference and 23rd nationally in saves last season. His 2007 saves total is tied for fifth-best nationally among returning players.
A product of St. Mark's High School in
Cassavechia was one of five Big 12 student-athletes named preseason All-America, joining
Baylor opens its 2008 season Feb. 22-24, hosting Purdue for a three-game series at Baylor Ballpark.