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    Chris Mezger
    Chris Mezger

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Boulder, Colo.

    High School:
    Fairview

    Height / Weight:
    6-10 / 240

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2010
    He was a versatile pitcher, making four starts in 19 appearances...had a 4-2 record with a 4.56 ERA...in 51 1/3 innings, he allowed 58 hits and 26 earned runs with 17 walks and 40 strikeouts...opponents hit .289 against him...allowed one run in two innings of relief on May 30 against Washington...had a no-decision on May 8 against Utah with a season-high eight innings for the start, allowing three earned runs on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts...made his first collegiate start on May 2 against No. 19 Arizona and earned the no-decision with five innings while allowing just two runs...threw two scoreless innings on April 24 as USC defeated No. 18 Oregon, 5-4, in 10 innings...had two scoreless innings in relief on April 2 against Oregon State...threw four scoreless innings in relief and allowed only one hit to get the win on March 30 at Loyola Marymount...threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader on March 7 against New Mexico...picked up his first collegiate win on March 2 at Long Beach State with 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run (unearned) on four hits...had a 3.78 grade-point-average for the academic year and was named to the 2010 CoSIDA Academic District VIII Team.


    Summer
    He played for the Okotok Dawgs of the Western Major Baseball League...made four starts in 11 games and earned a 5-0 record with a 1.72 ERA...in 31 1/3 innings, he allowed 19 hits and six earned runs with four walks and 20 strikeouts...opponents hit .183 against him.

    2009
    He made two appearances as a sophomore, recording a 4.50 ERA...in two innings, he allowed three hits and one earned run with two strikeouts...played for the Okotok Dawgs of the Western Major Baseball League...he made 13 appearances and had a 1-0 record with a 4.86 ERA and one save...in 16 2/3 innings, he allowed 16 hits and nine earned runs with 11 walks and 16 strikeouts...opponents hit .246 against him.

    2008
    As a freshman, he made six appearances and had an 8.10 ERA...in 6 2/3 innings, he allowed 11 hits and six earned runs with six walks, four strikeouts and a .367 opponents' batting average...threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings on March 28 at No. 1 Arizona State, allowing a hit with two walks and two strikeouts...made his collegiate debut on March 25 with one-third of an inning against Loyola Marymount, recording a strikeout...in the summer, he played for the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, making four appearances with a 2.57 ERA...in seven innings, he allowed five hits and two earned runs with three walks and seven strikeouts.

    High School
    He was a three-year letterwinner at Fairview High in Boulder, Colo., under coach Rick Harig...he earned all-state and All-Centennial League first team honors as a senior after going 7-2 with a 1.50 ERA...in 58 innings as a senior, he walked 13 and struck out 60...during the state playoffs, he threw seven shutout innings against Highlands Ranch and struck out eight while allowing only four hits...earned all-league second team honors as a junior...graduated as an AP scholar with distinction and was a National Merit Finalist.

    Personal
    He is majoring in linguistics...parents are Bryan and Linda...has one sister, Kim...enjoys playing Diplomacy along with reading and shipbuilding in his spare time...lists Roger Federer as his biggest sports hero...lists Lord of the Rings, Master and Commander and The Blues Brothers as his favorite movies...lists Mr. Bean, The Muppet Show, Monty Python and Blackadder as his favorite television shows...listens to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Glenn Miller and Howard Shore...birthdate is Feb. 9, 1989.

    Career Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2008 8.10 0-0 6 0 0 6.2 11 6 6 6 4 1 0 2 .367
    2009 4.50 0-0 2 0 0 2.0 3 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 .300
    2010 4.56 4-2 19 4 0 51.1 58 32 26 17 40 8 6 1 .289
    Totals 4.95 4-2 27 4 0 60.0 72 41 33 23 46 10 6 3 .299