Charlie Leesman

Charlie Leesman


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210






Baseball's Leesman Shines In Major-League Debut For White Sox

Southpaw Was Selected By Chicago In 2008 Draft

2007...Xavier's nomination for The 2008 Golden Spikes Award which recognizes the country's top collegiate baseball player...made 13 starts on the season and one more appearance in relief...picked up his first win of the season in dramatic fashion, throwing a 9.0 inning shutout at Saint Louis (3/31) was one of two starts he did not allow an earned run with the other coming in a 7.0 inning effort at Rhode Island where he suffered his only conference loss of the season...had a career-high five strikeouts at Duke (3/7) going 7.2 innings and allowing only one earned...won four straight conference starts from March 31 to April 21...tied his career high of five strikeouts in his win over Temple (4/21)...had a team-best 2.83 ERA in conference action and finished with a 4-1 record...was tied for second with four wins on the season...ranked third in innings pitched (81.0) and strikeouts (47)

2006...took the mound on seven occasions and made two starts...saw his first collegiate action versus Toledo (4/5) going 1.0 innings and only giving up one hit...earned his first career strikeout versus Indiana (4/12) in one inning of work...made the first start of his career at Ohio (4/19) earning the no-decision and throwing a career-high 4.0 innings while allowing one earned on two hits with a career-high three strikeouts...tied his career high with another three strikeout performance at La Salle (5/13) as he struck out the side in his one inning of work...picked up his first collegiate save the following game at Saint Joseph's (5/19) throwing 1.1 innings...finished the season with nine strikeouts in only 11.1 innings pitched...allowed only seven hits and three earned for a team-best 2.38 ERA

High School...played for head coach Mark Thompson...led the Panthers to a 28-1 record and the 2005 state title in Division I...selected as the Division I Player of the Year by the Ohio coaches...ended his senior campaign with an 8-0 record and a 1.24 ERA...named the Cincinnati Enquirer's Baseball All-Stars Player of the Year and was a member of the First Team...drafted in the 40th round by the Minnesota Twins during the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft... tabbed No. 23 in Ohio's class of 2005 by the Buckeye Scout...teammates with current XU player, Billy O'Connor

Personal...a criminal justice major with a minor in political science...born Mar. 10, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio...sister, Jennifer, was a member of the Wake Forest track and field team...parents are Chuck and Marianne Leesman

Putouts2 Twice; last vs. UMass (May 18, 2007)
Assists4 Four Times; last at Rhode Island (April 28, 2007)
Errors1 Three Times; most recent vs. Saint Bonaventure (May 23, 2007)

Innings Pitched9.0 vs. Saint Louis (March 31, 2007)
Strikeouts5 Twice; at Temple (April 21, 2007)
Earned Runs7 at Louisville (May 21, 2007)
Walks4 Twice; last vs. Saint Bonaventure(May 23, 2007)