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44  Dustin Sasser
Dustin Sasser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pikeville, N.C.

High School:
C.B. Aycock

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
09/13/1985

Experience:
2V

B/T:
L/L


2006: Returned to the starting role after missing the 2005 season with an injury ... Started 16 games posting a 5-7 record with a 4.55 earned run average ... Tossed a team second-best 85.0 innings allowing 96 hits, 47 runs (43 earned), while fanning 52 and walking 36 ... Combined on two shutouts: Stony Brook (3/4) and Marist (3/18) ... Tossed a career-high 8.1 innings against Marist (3/18) in a 7-0 victory ... Tied a career-high with seven strikeouts on two occasions (UCF 4/8 and UAB 5/14) ... Picked up wins against College of Charleston (2/18), UNC Wilmington (2/25), Stony Brook (3/4), Marist (3/18) and UAB (5/14) ... Had five quality starts of six or more innings that resulted in a 3-2 record for ECU ... Worked five or more innings in eight starts ... Fanned at least five batters in four starts ... In four outings did not allow an earned run: Maryland (2/12), Stony Brook (3/4), Marist (3/18) and UAB (5/14) ... Through the first six games posted a 1.96 ERA with a 4-2 record, striking out 20 batters and allowing 11 runs ... Finished fifth in the conference in games started (16) and 11th in innings pitched (85.0) ... ECU posted a .500 winning percentage (8-8) during all 16 starts ... Committed one error in 25 chances (.960 fielding percentage) and had 19 assists ... Had greater success facing left-handed batters (.263/15-for-57) over right-handed hitters (.308/81-for-263) ... Opponents hit .244 (21-for-86) against him ... When working into the seventh, eighth and ninth innings did not allow a run ... Made one post-season appearance against Houston (5/25) lasting 4.1 innings allowing four runs (all earned) with three strike outs and four walks ... Enjoyed success outside of league play posting a 3.35 ERA with a 4-3 record in eight starts ... In conference action went 1-4 with a 5.95 ERA in 39.1 innings ... Posted better numbers at home (5-3, 3.56 ERA, 55.2 IP, 25 runs, 33 K's and 19 walks) than on the road (0-3, 6.12 ERA, 25.0 IP, 18 runs, 16 K's and 15 walks) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (2-1, 1.53 ERA, 0 saves in three games), March (2-2, 3.00, 0, 4), April (0-2, 7.94, 0, 5) and May (1-2, 5.23, 0, 4) ... Ranked among the team leaders in games started (first); runners picked off (t-1st); innings pitched (second); ERA (third); wins (t-2nd); runs allowed, earned runs allowed and total strikeouts (third); opposing batting average, won-loss percentage, batters struck out looking and hits allowed (fourth) ... 2005: Received medical redshirt after missing entire 2005 season recovering from Tommy John surgery ... 2004: Topped Pirates' pitching staff with 20 appearances, 18 of those coming out of the bullpen ... Made a pair of starts against Houston (5/1) and Saint Louis (5/7) ... Registered an earned run average of 4.29, a won-loss record of 2-0 and three saves ... Earned victories against No. 11 Clemson (2/29) and St. Louis (5/7) while picking up saves vs. North Carolina A&T (2/24), Charleston Southern (3/13) and TCU (5/14) ... Worked a total of 42.0 innings and scattered 42 hits, 22 runs, 20 earned runs and 15 walks while striking out 35 ... Surrendered an opponent batting average of .261 (.229 vs. RH, .327 vs. LH) ... Held hitters to just a .212 clip with two outs ... Strong fielding pitcher, successful converting all 18 chances without an error ... Was 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two starts (12.0 innings, nine K's) ... Appeared in just one post-season match-up, throwing a scoreless 2.2 innings with three strikeouts and just one hit allowed against South Carolina in the Super Regional at Sarge Frye Field in Columbia ... Worked in 10 Conference USA tilts (23.1 innings) and posted a 1-0 mark with a 6.17 ERA ... Was 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 10 non-league contests (18.2 innings) ... Pitched in 11 games at Harrington Field (1-0, 2.62) and eight on the road (1-0, 7.63) ... Struggled in night games with a 10.00 ERA (10 earned runs in 9.0 innings) but owned a 2.73 clip and 1-0 record in 13 day contests (33.0 innings) ... A month-by-month breakdown includes February (1-0, 0.93, five games, 9.2 innings), March (0-0, 6.75, seven games, 8.0 innings), April (0- 0, 10.80, four games, 6.2 innings), May (1-0, 3.00, three games, two starts, 15.0 innings) and June (0-0, 0.00, one game, 2.2 innings) ... Established personal bests in first career start against Houston by working 7.0 innings and fanning seven ... Held the Cougars to just one earned run on four hits to help ECU to a 5-3 triumph ... Picked up first collegiate win vs. Clemson during Keith LeClair Invitational - holding the nationally ranked Tigers to just one run in 3.2 innings while striking out three ... Made college debut vs. UNC Asheville 2/14 at Harrington Field ... Checked the Bulldogs on one hit in two innings of work during the Pirates' 8-0 win ... High School: Lettered four seasons as a pitcher and outfielder for the Aycock Falcons ... Led team with an 0.82 ERA with 136 strikeouts in 72.1 innings as a senior ... Named pitcher-of-the-year and earned all-conference kudos as a junior and senior ... Helped team to Eastern Regional Finals and conference co-championship as a junior ... Played in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star Game as a senior ... Tossed the first no-hitter in Aycock High School history as a junior and struck out 94 batters in 58.1 innings ... Personal: Full name is Dustin Ray Sasser ... Nickname: "Dsass" ... Born September 13, 1985 in Pikeville, N.C. ... Son of Ronald and Sylvia Sasser ... Has two brothers (Ron and Derrick) ... Intended major construction management with a minor in business.

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 8.1 vs. Marist (3/18/06); strikeouts: 7 (three times, last vs. UAB 5/14/06).