|26 Patrick Somers|
One of four left-handers on the staff ... Three-pitch guy with great mound demeanor ... Will be used primarily as a situational lefty, but could see action in long relief ... 2010: Appeared in 19 games with one start ... Posted a 1-2 record with an 11.25 ERA ... Fanned 14 batters while walking 10 in 12.0 innings ... Allowed 19 runs (15 earned) on 21 hits ... Lone start was against No. 20 Rice in the C-USA Tournament where he surrendered four runs (all earned) on four hits with a strikeout and two walks in one inning of work ... Picked up lone win of the season against Illinois (3/5) in the LeClair Classic where he struck out one in 0.1 innings ... Suffered losses against James Madison (5/18) and Rice (5/26) ... Did not allow a run in first six appearances of the season (3.2 IP) which included just one hit ... Worked season-high 2.1 innings against No. 2 Virginia (2/19) in the season opener fanning two and walking one ... Held opponents scoreless in 11 of 18 outings out of the bullpen ... Allowed one or fewer runs in 14 of 18 relief appearances (no runs in 12 outings) ... Worked at least one inning of relief in six games ... Appeared in one league game (UCF-5/16) where he allowed one hit in 0.1 inning ... Allowed 6 of 18 inherited runners to score ... Held opposing hitters to a .250 or lower average with runners on and two-outs (.222), runners in scoring position with two-outs (.231) and with the bases loaded (.250) ... Did not allow a run when working the seventh (1.1 IP) or ninth (1.2 IP) innings ... Surrendered one run in the eighth frame (4.0 IP) ... Had greater success inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (5.87 ERA) than on the road (16.20 ERA) ... Appeared in six games against nationally-ranked teams posting a 0-1 record with an 8.31 ERA in 4.1 innings ... 2009: Appeared in 24 games with three starts as a true freshman ... Posted a 2-2 record with a 5.64 ERA ... Struck out 25 batters while walking 20 in 30.1 innings ... Allowed 22 runs (19 earned) on 31 hits and held opposing batters to a .261 average ... Recorded starts at No. 2 North Carolina (4/7), Elon (4/21) and South Carolina (6/1) - which was the Greenville Regional Championship ... Worked a career-best 6.0 innings against the Tar Heels where he fanned a career-high six batters in a 3-1 road loss ... Struck out two or more hitters five times ... Had nine relief appearances with at least one inning of work ... Did not allow a run in 15 outings ... First collegiate win was against Richmond (3/17) in a relief role where he allowed one run (unearned) on one hit in 2.1 innings ... Notched second career win against Elon (3/31) tossing two shutout innings with a pair of hits, two walks and a punch out ... Suffered losses against No. 11 Oklahoma State (2/27) and No. 2 North Carolina (4/7) ... Appeared in nine league games posting a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 innings ... Allowed just five hits to leadoff batters (.208/5-for-24), which was third-best on the team ... Held right-handers to a .259 average and lefties to a .262 ... Did not allow an earned run in the 4th (3.1 IP), 5th (5.1 IP), 7th (2.1 IP) or 9th (1.1 IP) innings ... Appeared in five post-season games surrendering 10 runs (all earned) on 11 hits in 8.0 innings with a 11.25 ERA ... Enjoyed greater success on the road (2.35) than inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (9.42) ... In seven games against ranked opponents, allowed 14 runs (12 earned) on 17 hits with nine strikeouts ... 2009 Summer: Played in the Clark-Griffith League (CGL) for the Carney Pirates ... Named Pitcher-of-the-Week (July 28) after working seven innings and allowing two unearned runs on four hits and five punch outs in an 8-2 win over Vienna Senators ... Named by Baseball America and Perfect Game CrossChecker as one of the top prospects in the CGL ... Posted a 1.49 ERA with a 3-1 record in seven appearances (six starts) ... Fanned 28 and walked 15 in 36.1 innings ... Held opposing batters to a .183 average ... Combined on one shutout ... Allowed nine runs (six earned) on 24 hits ... Chantilly High School: Three-year letter winner for Head Coach Kevin Ford ... Three time Concorde All-District selection ... Named to All-Northern Region squad as a junior and senior ... Selected as a 2008 Under Armour Preseason All-American ... Helped lead the Chargers to the 2008 Concorde District Championship ... Posted an 8-4 overall record as a senior ... Tossed five complete games with a 2.36 ERA ... Worked 68 2/3 innings where he struck out 85, walked 24 and held opposing hitters to a .204 average ... Named Concorde District Pitcher-of-the-Year and Washington Post All-Metro ... As a junior sported a 1.79 ERA after going 5 3 in nine starts on the bump ... Fanned 54 batters in 54.0 innings, walking on 16 and logging five complete games ... Selected to pitch in the 2007 Commonwealth Games of Virginia ... During sophomore season posted a 3-3 record with a 3.35 ERA in seven starts ... Worked 39 2/3 innings fanning 45 and walking 13 with five pickoffs ... As a member of the junior varsity squad was 4-0 on the mound with a 0.85 ERA in 33.0 innings ... Struck out 45 and walked 13 ... Pitched during the summer and fall for the Virginia Cardinals and Head Coach Ron Tugwell ... Posted a perfect 6-0 record with a 1.59 ERA and 47 punch outs in 44 innings ... Pitched during the summer of 2007 in the Perfect Game 18U National Championship in East Cobb, Ga. ... Also made appearances in the Impact Baseball World Series and Perfect Game WWBA Championship ... Personal: Full name is Patrick Harold Somers ... Born May 17, 1990 in Reston, Va. ... Son of Fred and Jeanette Somers ... Uncle John Dolak played four years at UCLA (catcher) before being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays organization ... Majoring in communications with a minor in sports studies ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Spring of 2010.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 6.0 vs. North Carolina (4/7/09); strikeouts: 6 vs. North Carolina (4/7/09); walks: 4 vs. North Carolina 4/7/09); hits: 5 (twice, last vs. South Carolina 6/1/09); runs: 5 (twice, last vs. Pepperdine 3/12/10); earned runs: 5 vs. North Carolina (4/7/09).