Paul Gerrish
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Paul Gerrish

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Filer, Idaho

High School:
Filer High School

Last College:
Northern State University

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


Career Capsule
• Transferred to TCU in the fall of 2006 from Northern State.
• Redshirted his first season at TCU.
• Made 49 appearances in his career and started 22 contests.
• Posted a career record of 12-8 with one save.
• Team was 17-5 in his 22 career starts and 36-13 in games he pitched.
• Posted a career ERA of 4.49 in 148 1/3 innings pitched.
• Racked up 132 strikeouts, including a career-high 59 as a sophomore.
• Held opponents scoreless in 13 of his 27 career appearances out of the bullpen.
• Went 4-3 in his first campaign, picking up wins over Dallas Baptist twice, Baylor and UT Arlington.
• Tied for the team lead with seven victories as a junior, including a 2-0 record in the NCAA postseason.
• Started game one of the NCAA Fort Worth Regional against Wright State, holding it to three runs over the course of seven innings pitched.
• Pitched an elimination game against Texas in the NCAA Super Regional and picked up the win.
• Held the Longhorns to two runs on five hits over seven innings with six strikeouts.
• Made two appearances in the College World Series against UCLA.
• Totaled six strikeouts in five innings pitched against the Bruins.

2009 (Junior):
• Appeared in 17 games and made nine starts.
• Posted a 7-2 record with one save.
• Ranked fourth on the team with a 3.84 ERA in 61 innings pitched.
• Team posted a 14-3 record in games he pitched and a 7-2 mark in games he started.
• Fanned 59 batters and walked just 16.
• First seven appearances of the season came out of the bullpen.
• Allowed just one earned run in that stretch, spanning 11 1/3 innings.
• Earned first win of the season on March 8 against Wichita State.
• Held the Shockers scoreless for 2 2/3 innings.
• Was the winning pitcher at Utah on March 20 with 2 1/3 scoreless innings.
• Tossed three scoreless innings against Stephen F. Austin on March 24.
• Made first start of the season on March 28 against San Diego State.
• Threw a season-high 7 2/3 innings in win over New Mexico on April 4.
• Allowed just two runs on six hits with four strikeouts, earned MWC Pitcher of the Week honors.
• Held UT Pan American scoreless for 4 2/3 innings to improve to 4-0.
• Was tagged with his first loss of the season at Oklahoma on April 14.
• Earned a four-inning save against BYU on April 30.
• Surrendered just one unearned run on three hits with a season-high six strikeouts.
• Picked up fifth win of the season on May 14 at UNLV.
• Gave up two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings of work with six punchouts.
• Suffered final loss of the season against Utah on May 20.
• Got the opening victory in the Fort Worth Regional against Wright State.
• Allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings with six Ks.
• Helped the Frogs stave off elimination in the Super Regionals with a dominating performance at Texas.
• Surrendered just two runs on five hits in seven innings with six Ks.
• Didn't walk a batter in his final 15 innings pitched.
• Posted the second-highest K:BB ratio of 3.7.

2008 (RS-Sophomore):
• Split time as a starter (six games) and a reliever (seven games).
• Finished the season with a 4-3 record.
• Posted a 5.35 ERA in 37 innings pitched to go along with 31 strikeouts.
• Team was 5-1 in contests that he started.
• Allowed just two of his 12 inherited runners to score.
• Made his season debut on Feb. 22 against No. 14 Cal State Fullerton in a relief role.
• Started against Dallas Baptist on Feb. 26 earning his first win of the season.
• Tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits with four Ks.
• Struck out four in a start against Texas State on March 5.
• Earned win No. 2 on March 24 against Dallas Baptist.
• Turned in his longest outing of the season, surrendering just two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work.
• Fanned a career-high seven batters in that contest.
• Following an April 2 start at Texas State, made three consecutive appearances out of the bullpen.
• Allowed just one run in 4 2/3 innings pitched over that span.
• Picked up his third victory of the season at Baylor on April 8.
• Surrendered just one run on two hits with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings pitched.
• In his final appearance of 2008, went five innings in a start at UT-Arlington on April 30.
• Gave up just one run on four hits with four strikeouts.

2007 (Sophomore):
• Coaches elected to redshirt Paul in his first season after transferring from Division II.

At Northern State University:
• Played his freshman season at Division II member Northern State.
• Was a first-baseman when he wasn't pitching.
• Hit .336 in 125 at-bats with seven doubles and seven home runs.
• On the mound, he had a team-best 4.66 ERA in 13 appearances.
• Made 10 starts and completed six games.
• Led the team with 65.2 innings pitched and struck out 49 batters while surrendering just 71 base hits.
• Held opponents to a .274 batting average.
• Earned second-team all-conference and was named Pitcher of the Week once.

Filer High School:
• Named all-area as a junior and senior.
• Earned all-star and all-Northwest honors as a senior.
• Selected to play in the Northwest All-Star game as a junior.
• Was the Idaho 3A Player of the Year as a senior.
• Had a .507 batting average and hit six home runs as a senior.
• Compiled an 8-2 record with a 1.20 ERA.

Personal:
• Paul is the son of Phil and Jo.
• Has an older sister, Anna, and three older brothers, Gabe, Vince and Luke.
• Majoring in Marketing.


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