18  Josh Ruhlman
Josh Ruhlman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chesterfield, Mich.

High School:
L'anse Creuse North

Last College:
Central Michigan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 163

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
05/03/1986

Experience:
1L

B/T:
L/L


Will see action coming out of the bullpen as the Pirates top left-handed reliever ... Looks to solidify an experienced bullpen staff along side of Brett Butts, Bailey Daniels and Daniel Holder ... 2007: Made 26 appearances coming out of the bullpen ... Lone start came against Rice (5/27) in the C-USA Championship game where he pitched one inning allowing two runes on two hits ... Posted a 5-1 record with a 6.14 ERA in 29.1 innings ... Had five outings where he tossed at least two innings with a season-high 4.0 coming against UCF (5/13) ... Picked up wins against No. 7 Cal State Fullerton, UNC-Wilmington, Old Dominion, Houston and UCF ... Lone loss came at the hands of The Citadel where he worked 3 2/3 innings allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits ... Fanned a season-high our batters against UCF (5/13) ... Did not allow a hit in 11-of 26 relief appearances ... In 16-of-26 games did not allow a run ... Opposing batters hit .319 against him with lefties hitting .302 (13-for-43) while right-handed batters hit .329 (23-for-70) ... Made seven appearances in conference play working 8.0 innings allowing four runs on 10 hits and striking out seven ... Outside of league play, appeared in 20 games with a 6.75 ERA allowing 19 runs in 21.1 innings with 19 strikeouts ... With the bases loaded held opposing teams to a .143 average allowing just one hit, ranking second on the team ... Made two appearances in the Chapel Hill Regional working 1 1/3 innings allowing one run on two hits with a 0.00 ERA ... Month-by month analysis includes February (0-0, 6.23 ERA, 0 saves in six games), March (1-0, 9.82, 0, 7), April (2-0, 1.80, 0, 6), May (2-1, 6.35, 0, 6) and June (0-0, 0.00, 0, 2) ... Central Michigan: Two-year letter winner that appeared in 32 career games at Central Michigan posting a 4-1 record ... Worked 48.1 total innings, striking out 50, allowing 45 hits with a 3.91 earned run average ... 2006: Made 24 appearances striking out 25, walking 11 and scattering 30 hits in 29.2 innings of work ... Played summer ball for the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League ... Appeared in 26 games with four starts ... Posted a 2-2 record with three saves ... Sported a 2.27 earned run average, striking out 48 batters in 47.2 innings ... 2005: Pitched in eight games as a true freshman, making three starts ... Struck out six batters in three hitless innings of relief against Concordia (5/11) ... Also struck out six in 2.1 innings of hitless relief at Oakland (5/18) ... High School: Earned three letters in baseball and basketball, and one in golf at L'Anse Creuse North ... Graduated with honors ... Personal: Full name is Joshua Robert Ruhlman ... Nickname: "Ruhlz" ... Born May 3, 1986 in Mt. Clemens, Mich. ... Son of Jay and Jackie Ruhlman ... Has two siblings (Jayson and Jacob) ... Majoring in communications ... Brother Jayson played baseball at Central Michigan and now plays in the Chicago Cubs organization ... Grandfather played in the Detroit Tigers organization.

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 4.0 vs. UCF (5/13/07); strikeouts: 4 vs. UCF (5/13/07).