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    9 Chris McCombs  
    Chris McCombs

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Louisville, Ky.

    High School:
    Ballard

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 190

    Position:
    Pitcher

    B-T:
    R-R


    JUNIOR YEAR: 2007
    Made 12 appearances, including five starts ... went 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA, striking out 30 in his 35 innings of work ... earned a victory by pitching six innings of a shutout victory over Butler (3/7) ... posted a no-decision against North Florida (3/13), striking out a season-high eight in six innings of work ... allowed two runs and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings of work against Penn State (4/27).

    SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2006
    Posted a 1-2 mark with a 5.04 ERA and saved three ballgames, which tied for the top spot on the squad, in 18 appearances (six starts) ... struck out 34 batters in 50 innings ... earned a save with 1 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Purdue (4/15), striking out four ... gained first win of the year in his first career complete game, at Northwestern (4/9) ... threw seven scoreless frames in Hartford series (3/24-26) ... kept the Hoosiers alive in the finale (3/26) with five brilliant relief innings of four-hit ball with just one walk and a career-high six Ks ... in his first start of the season, pitched 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and one walk at Miami (Fla.) (3/5).

    FRESHMAN YEAR: 2005
    Went 2-2 for the year with a 4.86 ERA ... recorded his first career save, throwing the final four innings at Iowa (4/17) and allowing one earned run on one hit to go along with three punchouts ... collected his first career Big Ten win, tossing 4 1/3 innings of relief against Minnesota (4/10) ... did not allow an earned run in his first 14 2/3 innings pitched of the season ... in his first collegiate start, against Butler (3/10), he tossed five scoreless innings ... scored his first career victory with three scoreless innings of one-hit relief against Centenary (3/4).

    PREP/PERSONAL
    A three-year letterwinner for head coach Greg Gilbert ... nominated to the all-district and all-region teams as a senior ... pitched and played third base ... hit .481 and belted five home runs his senior season, in addition to compiling an ERA of 2.36 ... played football for two seasons ... has one brother, Curtis ... parents are Rich and Kathy McCombs.

    Birthdate: Sept. 18, 1985
    Major: Sport marketing and management

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