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Eric Schmitt
Eric  Schmitt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfax, VA

High School:
W.T. Woodson

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
Pitcher

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Has all the tools and potential to be an early round draft pick in the upcoming Major League Baseball Amatur Draft ... owns an impressive career record of 17-2 in 32 games ... will certainly be an anchor of the starting rotation this season ...

In 1999: Veteran hurler who was enjoying a fine season as a member of Wake Forest's starting rotation before suffering an elbow injury at Georgia Tech on Apr. 17 ... suffered a small tear in his elbow ligaments, similar to the injury suffered by Georgia Tech's Chuck Crowder two years ago ... like Crowder's injury, surgery was not required and he underwent a six-week rehabilitation process, which ended his season ... he was a regular in the starting rotation prior to his injury, posting a 4-1 record and a 4.13 ERA in 10 starts ... had been pitching very well prior to his injury, posting a 2-0 record and a 2.12 ERA in his last four starts (30 K's in 29.2 IP) ...

In 1998: Began the season as a weekday starter and a reliever on the weekends, but steeped into the weekend starter's role with Jeremy Ward's move to the bullpen following the NC State series ... posted an 8-1 record with a fine 3.94 ERA ... struck out 78 batters in 77.2 innings of work ... turned in the the most impressive performance of his career in the ACC Tournament, tossing his first ever 9-inning complete game and holding Georgia Tech to one run on just four hits while striking out eight batters ... earned a win in the NCAA Regional vs. Richmond, allowing two earned runs in 7.1 innings ... struck out a career high 10 batters in eight innings at Appalachian State, allowing just one earned run on five hits ... struck out nine batters vs. NY Tech in six shutout innings, allowing just two hits ... picked up a win and a save in his first two appearances of the season at UNC Wilmington, tossing a combined five shutout innings in two games ... earned a victory over East Carolina after allowing one earned run in six innings of work ...

In 1997: Finished the first season of his Wake Forest career with a perfect 5-0 record ... saw action in 13 contests and started five ... pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout in a seven inning contest against Mount Olive ... earned a win in the first start of his career versus Md.-Eastern Shore ... after giving up nine earned runs and five extra base hits in his first 9.2 innings of the season, he closed out the season by giving up 10 earned runs and five extra base hits in his final 30.2 innings pitched ... his ERA in those 30.2 innings was 2.93 ... gave up the fewest home runs (2) on the Wake Forest staff among pitchers who pitched 30 innings or more ...

In High School: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 18th round of the 1996 Major League Draft ... was tabbed as one of the Top 100 seniors in high school according to Baseball America ... named an honorable mention All-American by USA Today and was selected the Fairfax Journal Player-of-the-Year in 1996 ... finished with a 9-2 record and a 1.05 ERA while also leading the team offensively with six home runs, 32 RBI, and a .475 batting average ... born July 23, 1978.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-GS W-L CG SH SV ERA IP H R ER BB SO
1997 13-5 5-0 1 1 0 4.24 40.1 43 21 19 14 33
1998 19-11 8-1 1 0 1 3.94 77.2 80 43 34 32 78
1999 10-10 4-1 0 0 0 4.13 61.0 72 36 28 15 55
Totals 42-26 17-2 2 1 1 4.07 179.0 195 100 81 61 166
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