Redlands, Calif. / Redlands East Valley HS (Riverside City College)
At Delaware: Will serve as co-captain with fellow pitcher Jeff Murray • should continue to anchor the conference rotation following an excellent start to his career in Delaware last season.
2011: Honored as the co-recipient of Delaware’s Perry Burkett Triple Effort Award for his performance on and off the field • anchored the starting rotation throughout the season, leading the Blue Hens with 13 starts and 72.0 innings of work • finished the year with a 5-2 record while striking out 40 and holding his opponents to a .279 batting average • led all Blue Hen starters and ranked 15th in the league with a 4.00 ERA • made his first career start against UNC Greensboro on February 19 before piecing together a sensational effort against No. 9 Arizona State on February 25 • against the Pac 12 power, he fired five innings of three-hit ball while limiting the Wildcats to just one earned run • earned his first career victory for his efforts against ASU • did not miss a beat in conference action, serving as the staff ace in CAA play • earned his first victory in league action against William & Mary on March 25 • held the Tribe to just four hits and did not surrender an earned run over 6.2 innings of work • picked up his next victory one week later after tossing 6.1 innings against Georgia State on April 1 • continued to dominate in series openers after posting his finest effort of the year against UNCW on April 8 • set a season-high with 7.1 innings of work while scattering just six hits and one run against the Seahawks • following a no-decision in his next start against Towson, he earned his final victory of the season against James Madison on April 22 • limited the Dukes to two runs on six hits in 5.2 innings on the mound • fired at least five innings in each of his final four starts, including a strong effort in his season finale • matched his season-best performance with 7.1 innings against Northeastern on May 13, holding the Huskies to two runs on six hits while striking out four • demonstrated excellent precision on the mound, allowing just 20 walks during the year, which was the ninth fewest among conference pitchers • recorded the sixth-most chances without an error in the CAA during the 2011 season • flawlessly handled all 30 opportunities in his first season with the Blue Hens • tough on base-stealers, holding opponents to just six stolen bases in 12 opportunities • tied for the league-lead with four pick-offs • excelled in the summer while competing with the Corvallis Knights • posted a 2-2 record and picked up a pair of saves while leading Corvallis to its second West Coast League Championship.
2010 (At Riverside City College): Finished 3-6 as a starter in his last year at Riverside • struck out 44 batters in 66 innings pitched, including eight strikeouts in his final game • had a 5.59 earned run average • honor roll student.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Redlands East Valley High School as a pitcher and second baseman • named All-Conference, All-Section and All-CIF his senior year.
Personal: Eric Tyler Young • son of Tim and Cindy Young • has a younger brother • father, Tim, played baseball at NCAA Division I Cal Poly San Luis Obispo • uncle, Jason Young, was a swimmer at the University of Southern California • honor student as an economics major at Delaware.
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