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  Erik Averill
Erik Averill

Player Profile
Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

High School:
Villa Park

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 199

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3V (2003-05)

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left

ASU CAREER: Finished his career 23-10 with two saves and a 3.95 ERA (289.2 IP, 127 ER) in 69 career pitching appearances (39 starts)... signed a professional contract with the Detroit Tigers following his junior season... was a 20th round draft pick of the Tigers... opponents hit .269 against him over his three years... lasted five or more innings in 26 of his 39 career starts... was 5-5 with a 5.82 ERA in 27 career appearances (14 starts) in Pac-10 play... compiled a career 3-3 record with a 3.54 ERA in eight career appearances in the NCAA Tournament... his 23 career wins are the most since current Tampa Bay Devil Ray Jon Switzer had 23 from 1999-2001... two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection in 2004 and 2005... earned freshman All-America honors in 2003 after going 8-2 with a 3.66 ERA... tied for seventh in the ASU freshman record books with eight wins, ninth in ERA (3.66) and seventh in strikeouts (61).

2005 (Junior): Finished his Sun Devil career by leading the pitching staff going 11-4 with a 3.39 ERA... posted a perfect 3-0 record with two complete games and a 2.01 ERA in four starts in the NCAA Tournament... named Tempe Regional co-Most Outstanding Player after notching complete-game victory over Coastal Carolina (9.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 8 K)... selected in the 20th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers and signed for a reported $50,000 bonus... honorable mention All-Pac-10... named ASU's co-Pitcher of the Year with senior RHP Jason Urquidez... named first-team All-Pac-10 Academic and ESPN The Magazine District 8 All-Academic... in addition to going 11-4, registered 99 strikeouts to rank ninth in the Pac-10 and was second in the league with 127.1 innings pitched... recorded five complete games, the most by a Sun Devil since Will Waldrip also had four in 1999... averaged 7.00 strikeouts and 2.12 walks per nine innings pitched... lasted five or more innings in 16 of his 20 starts... as a starter was 11-4 with a 3.09 ERA, compared to posting a 10.80 ERA in four appearances out of the bullpen... was 6-1 with a 2.49 ERA in 12 appearances (9 starts) at Packard Stadium... backed up his regional-dominating performance by giving up only one run and five hits in 7.2 innings in the Super Regional against Cal State Fullerton (6/11)... made two starts in the College World Series, including notching a complete-game, five-hit gem against Florida (6/22)... struck out seven and allowed only one unearned run in his third complete game of the year vs. Oklahoma (3/19)... earned Pro-Line/NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week honors after striking out career-high 14 batters in complete-game shutout over New Mexico State (2/4)... named to the Bob Schaefer All-Tournament team... his 14 strikeouts were also the most by a Sun Devil since Mike Esposito had 17 against Washington in 2002... also threw a complete game South Alabama (2/12), giving up only one earned run and five hits... the back-to-back complete games marks a first for the Sun Devils since 2002 (Robbie McClellan).

2004 (Sophomore): Named second-team Pac-10 Academic... also honorable mention All-Pac-10... made team-high pitching 26 appearances with four coming as starts... went 4-4 with two saves and a 5.19 ERA... 10th in the Pac-10 with an opponents batting average of .258... experienced best success out of the bullpen going 4-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 59.0 innings as a reliever... allowed only four of 17 inherited runners to score... struck out eight batters in two appearances in the NCAA Tournament... picked up save over Arizona (5/21) giving up one run in four innings... pitched two shutout innings for win over Oregon State (5/14) and earned save in series finale (5/16) with three K's in 1.1 IP... helped ASU to a 4-3 win over UCLA with 3.2 perfect innings... his outing against the Bruins included getting his older brother, Brandon, to ground out to shortstop on the first pitch... threw 4.2 perfect innings against nationally ranked Tulane (3/12)... tied season high with four strikeouts against Arizona (4/12) in 3.2 innings... earned the win over Cal State Northridge (2/13) with three strikeouts in 2.2 perfect innings... played for the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod Summer League... went 5-3 with one save and a 1.70 ERA... struck out 62 and walked only 15 in 63.2 IP.

2003 (Freshman): Had a solid freshman year going 8-2 with a 3.66 ERA... named freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball (1st team) and Baseball America (2nd team)... named ASU's co-freshman Newcomer of the Year at annual team banquet with teammate Travis Buck... named to Baseball America's midseason All-America team... tied for seventh in the ASU freshman record books with eight wins, ninth in ERA (3.66), seventh in strikeouts (61) and seventh in innings pitched (86.0)... made 20 pitching appearances with 15 coming as starts... seven of his wins came in starts and was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11.2 innings out of the bullpen... overall recorded 61 strikeouts in 86.0 innings... ranked amongst the league leaders holding opponents to a .264 batting average... best start of the year came against Arizona (5/24) when he dominated the Wildcats in seven shutout innings to pick up eighth win... recorded season high eight strikeouts vs. nationally ranked Cal State Fullerton (6/6) in the super regionals... threw a one-hit gem over 7.1 innings in his ASU debut vs. UHH (1/18) to pick up his first collegiate win... struck out seven and had his bid for ASU's first no-hitter since 1993 erased with one out in the eighth... Had a stretch of 18.2 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run to open the season and his collegiate career... faced brother Brandon on Apr. 17 vs. UCLA and hit him in only at-bat.

High School: A 2002 graduate of Villa Park High School (Spartans) in Orange, Calif... won three varsity letters under head coach Tom Tereschuk... played summer baseball with the Encinitas Reds and Colton Nighthawks... his high school team was a combined 73-16 during his varsity baseball career... helped lead Villa Park to Century League championships two years and CIF State Championships in 2000 and 2002... named all-league all three years and all-CIF as a sophomore... was 6-2 with a 1.74 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched during his senior year... 7-0 as a sophomore in 2000... ranked as the No. 101 prospect by TeamOne Baseball heading into senior season... ranked as the No. 11 prospect at the 2001 TeamOne National Showcase... 2001 Junior Sunbelt All-Tournament team... All-Southern California 1st Team by BaseballResource.com.

Personal: Majoring in finance... a maroon and gold scholar... full name is Erik Daniel Averill... parents are Don and Gale Averill of Orange, Calif... has one brother, Brandon (23), who played for UCLA and is currently a minor leaguer in the Houston Astros organization... also recruited by USC, Georgia Tech, UCLA and Notre Dame... lists most exciting moment in sports as when he was the winning pitcher in the CIF State Championship game in 2000... a member of the National Honor Society and was a scholar athlete in high school... enjoys spending time with his teammates and playing spades... also enjoys playing the unofficial team game of ASU Baseball, Risk... lists climbing Camelback Mountain, wakeboarding and going to church as his interests... favorite restaurant is Kona Grill... favorite baseball player is Barry Zito... born Feb. 9, 1984.

Career Stats at ASU:

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA
2003....  3.66   8-2    20  15   0   0/3     0   86.0   87   41   35   19   61  19   6   7   373   .264   2  16   4   4
2004....  5.19   4-4    26   4   0   0/0     2   76.1   83   50   44   23   56  11   2   5   341   .280   6   8   6   8
2005....  3.39  11-4    24  20   5   1/0     0  127.1  131   57   48   30   99  28   2   7   541   .266   5   9   1   9
TOTAL...  3.95  23-10   70  39   5   1/3     2  289.2  301  148  127   72  216  58  10  19  1255   .269  13  33  11  21

Career Highs:

Innings - 9.0 - 5x (UF; 6/22/05)
Runs Allowed - 7 (Gonzaga; 2/16/04)
ER Allowed - 6 (WASH; 3/26/04)
K's - 14 (NMSU; 2/4/05)
BB - 4 - 2x (ARIZ; 5/14/05)
Hits Allowed - 12 (CSF; 6/5/04)
WP - 2 - 2x (LBSU; 1/28/05)
HBP - 4 (USC; 3/29/03)
Pitches - 136 (CCU; 6/4/05)

#45 Erik Averill -- 2005 Game-by-Game

Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Jan 28, 2005    Long Beach State        *   4.0   9   4   3   0   6     3   0   0     2   0   0   0    3-7     0-1   0   6.75
Feb 04, 2005    New Mexico State        *   9.0   7   0   0   0  14     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   12-0     1-1   0   2.08
Feb 12, 2005 vs South Alabama           *   9.0   5   2   1   1   8     1   0   0     0   0   0   0    7-2     2-1   0   1.64
Feb 19, 2005 at Tulane                  *   5.0   8   5   5   1   1     1   0   0     1   0   2   0    2-7     2-2   0   3.00
Feb 27, 2005    Baylor                  *   5.0   6   4   4   1   4     3   0   1     0   0   1   0    7-8     2-2   0   3.66
Mar 05, 2005 at East Carolina           *   6.1   6   3   2   4   3     2   0   1     0   0   0   0   10-3     3-2   0   3.52
Mar 12, 2005 vs Western Illinois        *   5.0   7   1   1   1   4     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   19-1     4-2   0   3.32
Mar 19, 2005    Oklahoma                *   9.0   5   1   0   2   7     0   0   0     0   0   0   0    5-1     5-2   0   2.75
Mar 24, 2005 at USC                         2.0   2   4   4   2   0     0   1   0     0   0   1   0    8-9     5-2   0   3.31
Apr 01, 2005    Wright State            *   5.0   5   0   0   0   5     0   0   0     0   0   2   0   13-1     6-2   0   3.03
Apr 10, 2005 at California              *   5.2   6   2   2   0   4     1   0   1     0   0   0   0    3-4     6-2   0   3.05
Apr 15, 2005    Stanford                *   8.0   5   2   2   1   5     2   0   1     0   0   1   0    9-2     7-2   0   2.96
Apr 17, 2005    Stanford                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   10-9     7-2   0   2.95
Apr 22, 2005    UCLA                    *   5.0   6   5   1   1   4     1   0   1     0   0   0   0   12-5     7-2   0   2.87
Apr 29, 2005 at Oregon State            *   4.0   7   5   5   2   2     1   0   1     0   0   0   0    5-6     7-3   0   3.28
May 01, 2005 at Oregon State                1.0   2   2   2   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0    1-5     7-3   0   3.46
May 04, 2005    Utah Valley State           1.2   2   0   0   0   2     1   0   0     0   0   0   0    6-9     7-3   0   3.39
May 14, 2005    Arizona                 *   5.0   4   2   2   4   1     2   0   0     0   0   0   0    6-2     8-3   0   3.40
May 20, 2005 at Washington              *   2.0   5   4   4   1   2     1   0   0     0   0   0   0    4-6     8-4   0   3.72
May 28, 2005    Washington State        *   4.0   8   4   3   2   5     0   1   0     0   0   1   1   16-6     8-4   0   3.84
Jun 04, 2005 at Coastal Carolina        *   9.0   8   3   3   3   8     2   0   0     1   1   0   0   11-3     9-4   0   3.77
Jun 11, 2005 vs CS Fullerton            *   7.2   5   1   1   3   4     0   0   0     0   0   0   0    6-2    10-4   0   3.59
Jun 19, 2005 vs Tennessee               *   5.2   8   2   2   1   3     4   0   1     0   0   1   0    4-2    10-4   0   3.57
Jun 22, 2005 vs Florida                 *   9.0   5   1   1   0   7     1   0   0     1   0   0   0    6-1    11-4   0   3.39
Totals                                 20 127.1 131  57  48  30  99    28   2   7     5   1   9   1  185-101  11-4   0   3.39

Situation B/Avg AB H BF BB SO 2B 3B HR HBP WP BK SH SF GDP Fly Gnd BB/G SO/G vs left............. .237 114 27 125 7 25 6 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 5 19 41 2.0 7.2 vs right............ .275 378 104 416 23 74 22 2 4 6 5 1 8 1 5 100 100 2.2 6.9 vs leadoff.......... .302 126 38 135 7 27 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 31 2.2 8.4 with runners........ .241 216 52 241 9 40 9 1 3 6 5 1 9 1 10 58 69 1.3 5.7 w/runners & 2-out... .233 90 21 94 4 18 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 20 31 1.5 6.8 rnrs in scoring pos. .222 117 26 130 6 26 4 1 1 4 4 0 2 1 4 27 36 1.7 7.3 scoring pos & 2-out. .250 56 14 59 3 14 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 18 1.9 9.0 bases empty......... .286 276 79 300 21 59 19 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 61 72 3.0 8.3 bases loaded........ .000 8 0 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 12.0

#45 Erik Averill -- 2004 Game-by-Game

Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP  DP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Feb 07, 2004    Florida State               5.0   4   1   1   3   3     0   0   0     0   1   0   0   0   10-9     0-0   0   1.80
Feb 13, 2004 vs CS Northridge               2.2   0   0   0   0   3     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   13-3     1-0   0   1.17
Feb 16, 2004    Gonzaga                 *   2.0   5   7   5   2   2     1   1   0     0   0   1   0   0   10-7     1-0   0   5.59
Feb 20, 2004 vs Lamar                       2.2   1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    4-5     1-0   0   4.38
Feb 28, 2004    Connecticut                 1.0   0   0   0   1   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   16-5     1-0   0   4.05
Feb 29, 2004    Connecticut                 2.0   0   0   0   1   2     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   18-11    1-0   0   3.52
Mar 05, 2004    East Carolina               2.0   4   3   3   0   2     2   0   1     1   0   0   0   0    7-6     1-0   0   4.67
Mar 12, 2004    Tulane                      4.2   0   0   0   0   4     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    3-5     1-0   0   3.68
Mar 14, 2004    Tulane                      2.1   2   1   1   1   1     0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0    5-1     2-0   0   3.70
Mar 19, 2004    California                  2.2   5   5   5   0   2     1   0   0     0   2   1   0   0    7-9     2-0   0   5.00
Mar 26, 2004    Washington                  4.2   8   6   6   2   3     1   0   2     0   0   1   0   0    1-11    2-0   0   5.97
Apr 03, 2004    USC                         2.2   4   3   3   1   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    5-14    2-1   0   6.29
Apr 04, 2004    USC                         2.0   3   0   0   0   2     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    3-10    2-1   0   5.94
Apr 08, 2004    Oral Roberts            *   3.1   8   2   2   0   2     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    7-9     2-1   0   5.90
Apr 12, 2004    Arizona                     3.2   4   1   1   2   4     0   1   0     0   0   1   0   0    9-5     2-1   0   5.61
Apr 17, 2004 at UCLA                        3.2   0   0   0   0   2     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    4-3     2-1   0   5.17
Apr 25, 2004 at Washington State        *   5.1   5   5   3   3   2     0   0   0     0   0   2   0   0    4-8     2-2   0   5.16
Apr 27, 2004 at Wichita State               2.0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-9     3-2   0   4.97
May 04, 2004    New Mexico State            0.1   3   1   1   0   0     0   0   0     1   0   0   0   0    6-2     3-2   0   5.10
May 14, 2004    Oregon State                2.0   1   0   0   1   3     1   0   0     1   0   0   0   0    9-3     4-2   0   4.92
May 16, 2004    Oregon State                1.1   0   0   0   0   3     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    8-4     4-2   1   4.81
May 21, 2004 at Arizona                     4.0   2   1   1   3   3     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    8-3     4-2   2   4.65
May 23, 2004 at Arizona                     2.1   2   0   0   2   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    7-13    4-2   2   4.48
May 29, 2004 at Stanford                    3.1   5   5   5   1   2     1   0   1     2   0   1   0   0    3-10    4-2   2   4.92
Jun 04, 2004 vs Pepperdine                  2.0   5   4   2   0   4     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    5-15    4-3   2   5.04
Jun 05, 2004 vs CS Fullerton            *   6.2  12   5   5   0   4     3   0   1     1   0   0   0   0    0-5     4-4   2   5.19
Totals                                  4  76.1  83  50  44  23  56    11   2   5     6   3   8   0   0  182-185   4-4   2   5.19

Situation B/Avg AB H BF BB SO 2B 3B HR HBP WP BK SH SF GDP Fly Gnd BB/G SO/G vs leadoff.......... .294 68 20 76 6 10 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 16 3.4 5.7 with runners........ .319 138 44 163 9 26 5 1 3 2 5 3 8 6 9 33 43 2.2 6.3 w/runners & 2-out... .323 65 21 72 6 15 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 13 3.9 9.6 rnrs in scoring pos. .288 73 21 92 7 18 4 0 2 2 4 2 4 6 3 19 21 3.1 8.0 scoring pos & 2-out. .289 38 11 44 5 12 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 7 5.2 12.5 bases empty......... .247 158 39 178 14 30 6 1 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 43 44 3.2 6.9 bases loaded........ .000 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0.0

#45 Erik Averill -- 2003 Game-by-Game

Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP  DP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Jan 18, 2003 at Hawaii-Hilo             *   7.1   1   2   0   2   7     1   0   0     0   1   2   0   0   18-3     1-0   0   0.00
Jan 26, 2003    San Diego State         *   4.0   1   0   0   0   4     0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   24-9     2-0   0   0.00
Feb 02, 2003 at Long Beach State        *   6.2   6   2   0   1   1     2   0   0     0   0   2   0   0    4-2     3-0   0   0.00
Feb 08, 2003    BYU                     *   2.1   6   4   4   1   1     1   1   0     0   1   0   0   0    6-4     3-0   0   1.77
Feb 17, 2003    Gonzaga                 *   2.0   4   3   3   2   2     2   0   0     0   1   0   0   0   17-5     3-0   0   2.82
Feb 21, 2003    Dayton                      2.0   0   1   0   1   1     0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   10-1     3-0   0   2.59
Feb 28, 2003    Penn State                  5.2   3   0   0   0   6     1   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   13-0     4-0   0   2.10
Mar 06, 2003    CS Northridge           *   6.0   7   2   2   1   5     1   0   1     1   0   0   0   0   10-2     5-0   0   2.25
Mar 16, 2003    Oklahoma                *   5.0   3   1   0   2   3     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-2     6-0   0   1.98
Mar 22, 2003    Stanford                *   4.0   7   2   2   0   5     1   0   0     0   1   0   0   0    7-6     6-0   0   2.20
Mar 29, 2003 at USC                     *   6.0   7   5   5   0   3     2   1   2     0   1   4   0   0    5-6     6-0   0   2.82
Apr 07, 2003    Grand Canyon                1.0   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-2     6-0   0   2.77
Apr 11, 2003 at California              *   7.0  10   2   2   3   0     2   1   1     0   0   2   0   0   11-3     7-0   0   2.75
Apr 17, 2003    UCLA                    *   2.2   6   5   5   0   1     1   1   1     0   0   2   0   0    8-9     7-0   0   3.36
Apr 27, 2003    Washington State            1.0   0   0   0   1   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   25-0     7-0   0   3.30
Apr 30, 2003 at Oklahoma                *   3.0   4   2   2   2   2     1   1   0     0   1   0   0   0    9-4     7-0   0   3.43
May 17, 2003 at Washington              *   5.0   5   5   5   1   4     1   0   2     1   0   0   0   0    1-5     7-1   0   3.82
May 24, 2003    Arizona                 *   7.0   7   0   0   1   6     2   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   16-0     8-1   0   3.48
Jun 01, 2003 vs UNLV                        2.0   1   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   16-1     8-1   0   3.39
Jun 06, 2003 at CS Fullerton            *   6.1   9   5   5   1   8     1   1   0     0   2   1   0   0    1-5     8-2   0   3.66
Totals                                 15  86.0  87  41  35  19  61    19   6   7     2   8  16   0   0  221-69    8-2   0   3.66

Situation B/Avg AB H BF BB SO 2B 3B HR HBP WP BK SH SF GDP Fly Gnd BB/G SO/G vs leadoff.......... .368 76 28 90 7 12 7 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 20 15 4.0 6.9 with runners........ .236 161 38 179 5 28 10 2 3 4 2 8 4 4 10 47 48 1.0 5.3 w/runners & 2-out... .258 66 17 71 2 10 6 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 14 21 1.1 5.7 rnrs in scoring pos. .266 94 25 104 2 17 5 2 1 2 0 2 1 4 1 27 26 0.7 6.2 scoring pos & 2-out. .244 45 11 48 1 7 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 11 14 0.8 5.9 bases empty......... .292 168 49 194 14 33 9 4 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 40 43 3.3 7.7 bases loaded........ .333 3 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0.0 0.0

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