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    22 Eric Arnett  
    Eric Arnett

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pataskala, Ohio

    High School:
    Watkins Memorial

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 225

    Position:
    Pitcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    JUNIOR YEAR: 2009
    Named the Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-Big Ten selection ... a finalist for the College Baseball Foundation's National Pitcher of the Year Award and a semifinalist for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award ... named a Second Team All-American by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball News ... became the first pitcher in school history to be named conference Pitcher of the Year and the first to earn All-America honors ... earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... tied the school record for wins (12) and strikeouts (109) ... went 12-2 with a 2.50 ERA, six complete games and a .212 batting average against ... his ERA was the lowest for an Indiana starter since 1993 ... posted a 7-0 record in conference play to set a school record ... allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out a career-high eight against Georgetown (2/21) ... allowed just three hits and struck out nine in seven innings against Cleveland State (3/1) ... pitched a complete game against ECU (3/7) again notching a career high in strikeouts with 10 ... picked up a win with six strong innings against Bowling Green (3/14) ... allowed just four hits and two walks against Hartford (3/19) ... pitched arguably the best game of his career Saturday against Minnesota (3/28), going a complete game and striking out 10 ... allowed just six hits and two walks against the Gophers, and did not allow a runner past second over his final six innings of work ... became the first pitcher in Indiana history to go 10 innings, picking up a win by allowing seven hits and two walks, striking out six against Illinois (4/4) ... upped his ante with an amazing outing at Iowa (4/11), striking out 11 in a two-hit complete-game while allowing just two walks ... surrendered one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings against PSU (4/18) ... went the full nine to pick up his 10th victory of the season against Purdue (5/2) ... pitched a complete-game five-hitter against Northwestern (5/9), striking out eight ... allowed no runs for the first time on the year in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Purdue (5/20), allowing just four hits and striking out 10 in seven innings of work ... collected his second loss against Louisville, but surrendered just one earned run in his effort.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2008):
    Made 17 appearances on the season, starting seven times and notching one complete game ... had a 4-5 record with a 5.45 ERA, as he struck out 37 batters in 66 innings of work ... came out of the bullpen and threw 3 2/3 strong innings of relief against LSU on Saturday (2/23), stranding the three runners he inherited ... allowed just two hits and one earned run in five innings of work against New Mexico State (3/11), striking out two ... collected a win in relief by throwing the ninth inning against IPFW (3/22) ... started against Xavier (3/26), throwing 4 1/3 solid innings ... had an excellent start against Minnesota (3/30), allowing just five hits and three walks while striking out six in seven innings ... appeared twice in relief against Iowa ... went an inning against Louisville (4/15) ... threw two scoreless innings against Penn State (4/20) ... allowed just four hits in a six-inning start against Indiana State (4/23) ... went 6 2/3 innings in starting the opener against Purdue (5/3), striking out six ... hurled a complete game against Northwestern (5/9) in a losing effort ... got the win in the series opener against Michigan State (5/15), allowing one earned run on nine hits in eight innings of work ... went 5 2/3, striking out three in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Penn State (5/21).

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2007
    Posted a 2-2 record with a 6.11 ERA and two saves in his debut season ... finished the year with 35 1/3 innings pitched, striking out 26 and allowing hitters just a .264 average ... made his IU debut against Eastern Illinois (3/2) at the AutoZone Classic, striking out one batter in a relief role ... got his first save two days later against Northern Iowa, pitching 1 2/3 innings and striking out two ... made his first career start against Florida A&M (3/17), pitching five innings and allowing four hits to get his first career win ... struck out a career-high seven in a start against Penn State (4/29) ... collected a win in relief with four innings of one-hit ball against Louisville (5/9) ... pitched the final two innings of a 10-7 win over Minnesota (5/19), striking out two to collect his second save.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Played for coach Don Schone at Watkins Memorial High School for four years ... went 9-2 on the mound with a 1.52 ERA in his senior season ... also hit .425 with 11 home runs at the plate ... was named Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year ... was chosen to play in Ohio's North-South all-star game ... named all-conference and all-county in each of his final three seasons on the field ... was an all-district selection in his junior and senior campaigns ... was named his team MVP in his final two years ... one of the top all-around athletes in Watkins' history after earning 10 letters in three sports ... garnered three all-conference selections in football and two in basketball ... was selected all-district in both sports in his final two years at Watkins ... was an all-state selection in football in his final campaign ... holds the school records at Watkins in home runs for baseball and for receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions in football ... was named the Licking County Male Athlete of the Year in his final year at Watkins ... has one brother, Thomas, and one sister, Sarah ... parents are Bill and Robin Arnett.

    Birthdate: Jan. 25, 1988
    Major: General studies


       

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