Derek VerHagen
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Derek VerHagen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockwall, Texas

High School:
Rockwall High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L


2008 (Sophomore)
• Made 13 appearances and one start, finishing the season 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings pitched.
• Was the lone lefty on the roster and was used primarily as a situational guy.
• Held opponents scoreless in eight of his 13 outings and allowed just three of his 12 inherited runners to score.
• Made his season debut on Feb. 24 against No. 14 Cal State Fullerton, retiring the lone batter he faced.
• Lone start of the season came on March 12 against Prairie View A&M.
• Combined to pitch the Frogs' first shutout of the season with three hitless innings of work.
• Also notched his lone victory of the season.
• Tagged for four earned runs over his next three appearances, spanning four innings.
• Did pick up a career-high three punch outs against Oklahoma on April 22.
• Did not allow a run to cross the plate in his final four appearances of the season, pitching a combined four innings.
• Made two appearances in the NCAA Stillwater Regional.
• Retired the lone batter he faced against Wichita State and pitched two scoreless innings against Western Kentucky.
• Named a 2008 MWC Academic all-conference performer.
• Honored as a MWC Scholar-Athlete.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman):
• Made the fulltime transition to the mound.
• Appeared in 13 games as a reliever.
• Finished with a 1-0 record as well as one save.
• Had an ERA of 4.24 in 17 innings of work.
• Totaled 21 strikeouts and just nine walks.
• Didn't allow a run in nine of his 13 appearances.
• Frogs were 10-3 in games that he pitched.
• Earned his lone win of the season in his first career appearance.
• Tossed 2 1/3 innings with five strikeouts against Oral Roberts on Feb. 27.
• Posted a career-high six Ks in his next outing versus Notre Dame on Feb. 24.
• After getting touched for four runs in an inning of work at UT-Arlington on March 20, didn't allow an earned run the rest of the season.
• Stretch spanned 7 2/3 innings over six appearances.
• Best outing was 3 1/3 innings at UNLV in which he allowed just two hits, two walks and struck out three to earn his first career save.
• Kept the Frogs in the game at the NCAA Houston Regional on June 3 vs. No. 2 Rice.
• Tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out one.
• Allowed just one of his 11 inherited base runners to score.
• Limited opponents to a .132 (5-for-38) hitting percentage with runners on base.

2006 (True Freshman):
• Appeared in just nine games before sitting out the rest of the season with an arm injury.
• Was granted a medical redshirt.
• Two starts came against UT-Pan Am (Feb. 18) and Oklahoma (March 7).
• Reached base via the hit-by-pitch in three plate appearances against UT-Pan Am.
• Drew a walk in two plate appearances against Wright State on Feb. 25.
• Appeared in all three contests against Florida Atlantic (March 3-5).
• Last game came against No. 1 Rice on March 10.
• Played flawless defense in three chances.

Rockwall High School:
• Was an all-district performer all four years of high school.
• Named to the 2005 North Texas East all-star team.
• Earned Newcomer of the Year honors as a freshman.
• Struck out 105 as a sophomore and a senior.

Personal:
• Parents are Glen and Margaret.
• Has a younger brother, Drew, and a younger sister, Sarah.

Career Highs:
Innings: 3 1/3 @ UNLV 4/15/07
Long Relief: 3 1/3 @ UNLV 4/15/07
Hits: 3, four times
vs. Oral Roberts 2/17/07
@ UT-Arlington 3/20/07
@ Rice 6/3/07
@ Oklahoma 4/22/08
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Notre Dame 2/24/07
Runs Allowed: 4 @ UT-Arlington 3/20/07
ER Allowed: 4 @ UT-Arlington 3/20/07

Career Numbers:
Held opponents scoreless in 17 of his 26 appearances


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