Senior pitcher Nate Mutsch on the Xavier baseball team is featured in this week's Meet the Musketeers segment.
The Xavier baseball begins its 2012 journey this weekend against the No. 4 North Carolina Tarheels in Chapel Hill. The three-game weekend series for the Musketeers will be the first games of the season.
Xavier earns a walk off win over SJU in the 2012 season finale.
2012: Threw 14.1 innings in 13 appearances in final season as a Musketeer ... Registered a 3.77 ERA after allowing eight runs ... Only allowed one earned run in first six outings (5.1 IP) ... Fanned one in 0.2 innings of work at Kentucky ... Struck out a season-high three batters in 2.2 innings of relief against Western Illinois ... Picked up the victory after pitching 1.2 innings against Cincinnati and allowing only two runners to reach base.
2011: Was 2-0 in 23 relief appearances in 2011...struck out 24 batters while keeping opposing hitters to a .268 batting average.
2010...Appeared in 16 games, starting eight...Finished the season with an 8.76 ERA and a 0-5 record...Struck out 24 batters in 49.1 total innings of work.
2009: Started 11 of the 12 games he saw action in ... Tossed a career-high 7.0 innings vs. Georgia State on Mar. 6 where he struck out seven, a career-high, and allowed one earned run off of five hits ... Was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for Feb. 23 ... Finished the season with a 5.81 ERA off of 48.0 innings with 33 strike outs ... Posted a 2-1 record.
Prior to Xavier: A four-year letterman for head coach Bob Rowe at Bishop Brossart High School ... Led the northern Kentucky region in strikeouts during his junior and senior seasons ... Named to the All-District team in 2006 and 2007 ... Helped his team to a 22-10 record during his senior season ... Led his team to the 37th District Championship in 2006 after recording a 2.47 ERA with 96 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched ... Also lettered in basketball for three years and helped Bishop Brossart to the 2007 Class A state championship and a 28-5 record.
Personal: A sport management major ... Born Dec. 1, 1988 in Alexandria, Ky. ... Parents are Don and Karen Mutsch.