March 24, 2009

Eric Shultz Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

March 24, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman pitcher Eric Shultz of the Yale baseball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, as announced today by the league office. Appearing in all four games for the Bulldogs last week, Shultz surrendered just one hit and no earned runs in 2.2 innings. The Elis' closer, who did not work in a save situation last week, held opposing batters to a mere .100 average.

Shultz hurled the ninth inning of Yale's 8-2 win at Towson on Tuesday, walking one and retiring the other three batters he faced. He then came on with two out and two on in the seventh inning of next game against the Tigers, retiring the lone batter he faced to get the Bulldogs out of a jam. Shultz pitched another scoreless third of an inning in the series opener at Holy Cross and, in the finale in Worcester, tossed a hitless ninth inning to close out the Elis' 8-2 win over the Crusaders.

For the season, Shultz has appeared in 7.0 innings over seven contests. He has posted an earned run average of 1.29 and is 2-for-2 in save situations. Opposing hitters are batting just .120 against Shultz.

The Beverly Hills, Calif. native joins classmate Zach Tobolowsky as an Ivy League Rookie of the Week honoree. Tobolowsky took home the honor two weeks ago after hitting .538 (7-13) with three home runs and five RBI in the first three games of his collegiate career.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity

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