XU Closer Racks Up Another Honor
Right-Hander Becomes Highest Drafted Musketeer Ever
Googins Reflects On The 2012 Season
Two Musketeers Honored By A-10
XU Finishes The Season At .500
Xavier pitcher Seth Willoughby was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Willoughby was selected as the 138th pick, the highest a Musketeer has ever been taken.
Junior pitcher Seth Willoughby became the highest Xavier player to be selected in the MLB Draft. The right-hander was taken by the Colorado Rockies with the 138th overall pick.
Junior Seth Willoughby was named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team and Alex Westrick was named to the league's All-Rookie Team. Pitching coach Nick Otte talks about their achievements on the mound this season for Xavier.
Xavier mounted a come-from-behind effort that included a four-run seventh inning and walk-off win on an error in the ninth. The Musketeers earned the series win in the final game of the season.
Seth Willoughby is Xavier's all-time saves leader and continues to make a name for himself. Two of his closest teammates and head coach Scott Googins talk about what makes him lights out at the end of a game.
Xavier earns a walk off win over SJU in the 2012 season finale.
2012: Drafted in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with the 138th overall selection, marking the highest pick by a Musketeer in program history ... Named Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Appeared in 25 games as a relief pitcher and Xavier's primary closer ... Set a program-record with 28-career saves ... Saved 12 games, the second-highest single-season total in program history ... Set single-season mark for lowest ERA at 1.01 ... Struck out 44 batters and allowed only 12 walks ... Surrendered only four earned runs all season.
Hit .421 at the plate with five runs scored and three RBI ... Belted a home run against No. 3 North Carolina and combined to go 5-for-9 (.556) with five runs scored and two RBI's in the series ... Closed the season with three-hits and an RBI in the series against Saint Joseph's.
2011:Academic All-Conference...was second on the team with five homeruns...set a career-high with two doubles vs. Richmond (4/8)...led the team with nine saves...hit .326 with a 3.66 ERA as a closer...was 2-5 as a pitcher.
2010:Proved to be a versatile player during his rookie season making 20 appearances as a pitcher and starting five games in the field...Made 25 at bats and posted a .200 average...As a pitcher, he finished the season with a 5.34 ERA...Earned seven saves as a pitcher...Struck out 34 batters including six at Saint Louis (3/26)...Pitched a total of 32 innings.
Prior to Xavier: Three-year varsity member in both baseball and football ... Won CABA State Championship ... Received the MVP award twice ... Received All-District honors and All-League honors for two years ... Played under head coach Tony Cleveland ... Won the Agonis Scholar Athlete Award.
Personal: Undecided on a major ... Born June 28, 1990 in Norwalk, Ohio ... Parents are Keith and Kimberly Willoughby ... Has an older sister.