GW Baseball 2014 Statistical Review

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With the College World Series now complete, the 2014 collegiate baseball season is officially in the books. With all statistics now final, it is a good time to look back at the accomplishments of the 2014 GW baseball team.


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First, a pair of notable achievements highlighted the 2014 campaign.

- For the second straight season, GW led Division I in the fewest amount of strikeouts by batters per game (4.1). The Colonials also led the nation in the least amount of total strikeouts by batters (207).


- GW concluded the 2014 season as one of only two teams in NCAA Division I to start at least seven freshmen in half of its games in 2014.
    o Bobby Campbell (50 games started), Kevin Mahala (50), Joey Bartosic (38), Eli Kashi (37), Colin Gibbons-Fly (34), Cody Bryant (32), Andrew Selby (30)

National Rankings, Team (out of 296)
1st in fewest amount of total strikeouts by batters
1st in fewest amount of strikeouts by batters per game
48th in double plays turned per game
63rd in stolen bases per game 
90th in double plays turned
152nd in sacrifice bunts

National Rankings, Individual
Ryan Xepoleas - 44th toughest player to strikeout (14.6 at bats per strikeout)
Joey Bartosic - 50th in stolen bases per game and 75th in stolen bases 
Bobby Campbell - 117th in hit by pitch

Individual Accolades
Owen Beightol - Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, College Sports Madness All-Conference Second Team

Colin Milon - Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, Warren Fulton Memorial Award recipient
Joey Bartosic - Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
Bobby Campbell - Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (3/17)
Ryan Xepoleas - College Sports Madness All-Conference Second, Jackie Robinson Award recipient
Jacob Williams - Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week (3/3)
Bobby LeWarne - Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the Week (3/17)
- First All-Rookie selections since 2008 season and second time in program history with two players selected
- First time since 2010 season and third time in program history that multiple players have been selected to All-Academic team

Individual Accomplishments
Owen Beightol 
- Entered season as a career .280 hitter and batted .337 in 2014
- Set career-high marks in batting average, runs (31), hits (65), doubles (14) and on-base percentage (.380)
- Also set career-highs with 21 multiple-hit games

Colin Milon
- Entered season with a career earned run average of 4.88 before posting 2.94 ERA in 2014
- Also set career-high marks in wins (two) and saves (six)
- Posted strikeout-to-walk ratio of  4.60:1 (23 strikeouts, five walks)

Bobby LeWarne
- Led team with 57 strikeouts
- Recorded at least five strikeouts in seven of his 12 games started
- Lowered ERA by 0.28 from 2013 to 2014

Jacob Williams
- After pitching just 13.1 innings as a freshman - led GW with four wins and 82.1 innings in 13 starts
- Led starting pitchers with least amount of hits, runs and earned runs allowed
- Opponents batted .253 against him

Matthieu Robert
- Cut down on strikeouts by 46% from 2013 to 2014

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