35 - Brian Irving
Brian Irving
Born: 04/24/1986
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
High School: Hopkins School
Position: P
2008: Taken by the San Francisco Giants in the 17th round (507th overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft...Named second team All-Ivy and shared Yale's Raymond W. (Ducky) Pond Pitching Award...Selected first team Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN The Magazine...Made nine appearances, all starts...Posted a 3.86 ERA and tied for the team lead with four wins...Led the Ivy League with 59 strikeouts in 51.1 innings...Had 13 strikeouts in seven innings at George Washington on March 2 in his first start of the year...Yielded one run and five hits in 6.1 innings at Penn on March 29, a game Yale eventually won 5-1 in nine innings...Named Ivy League Co-Pitcher of the Week after a 12-strikeout performance in a seven-inning complete game against Princeton in the home opener on April 5...Struck out the side in the seventh in that game, a 3-2 Yale win...Gave up one run on four hits with seven strikeouts in six innings in his next start, against Harvard on April 12...Bulldogs went 4-1 in his five conference starts, winning the first four. 2007: Started the season in the rotation before emerging as the team's closer...Made 14 appearances, including three starts...Led the Ivy League with four saves...Gave up one hit and two unearned runs with four strikeouts in 3.1 innings in his first relief appearance vs. Jacksonville State on March 20...Earned first career save at Navy on March 24, pitching a hitless 1.1 innings...Picked up wins in back-to-back games, as Yale posted walk-off victories vs. Columbia (April 9) and Sacred Heart (April 10)...Allowed three hits and struck out three to pick up the save in two scoreless innings vs. Dartmouth on April 22...Also made two appearances as a pinch runner, scoring a run at Princeton on April 1. 2006: Pitched in 12 games, including one start...Picked up the win in relief against Connecticut (March 8), giving up three hits and two unearned runs in four innings of work...Made first career start vs. Eastern Illinois (March 13)...Struck out three in that game...Posted three strikeouts in one inning vs. Fairfield (April 19). 2005: Made nine appearances out of the bullpen, pitching 9.1 innings...Had nine strikeouts and just three walks...Didn't allow a run in his first three collegiate appearances.
Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    AB  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA
2005....  6.75   0-0     9   0   0   0/1     0    9.1   12   10    7    3    9   3   0   1    43   .316   1   1   1   0
2006....  6.75   1-1    12   1   0   0/0     0   17.1   24   18   13    6   18   8   0   0    92   .296   2   2   3   0
2007....  6.96   2-4    14   3   0   0/1     4   32.1   47   31   25    8   26   5   1   2   142   .331   2   8   0   3
2008....  3.86   4-3     9   9   1   0/0     0   51.1   53   27   22   22   59   8   0   5   193   .275   2   5   1   8
TOTAL...  5.47   7-8    44  13   1   0/2     4  110.1  136   86   67   39  112  24   1   8   470   .289   7  16   5  11