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#37 Derek Grabner
Position: Left Hand Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School: Carroll
Other College: Lincoln Trail
Experience: 2 Letters
Derek Grabner
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/01/2009

Derek Grabner's Career & Game-By-Game Statistics (PDF)

Career: Made 40 appearances in his two seasons, including 14 starts ... Worked 133.2 innings to earn two letters while owning a 5.05 ERA ... Tallied a 6-9 record with one save while striking out 87.

2011 (Senior)
Made 15 appearances, including 13 starts to earn his second letter ... Moved into the weekend rotation, pitching primarily on Saturday ... Posted a 1-6 record with a 5.24 ERA in 79.0 innings, which ranked second on the team ... Tallied 47 strikeouts on the season ... Notched a victory over Buffalo (April 15) as he worked 6.1 innings and allowed three runs and struck out a season-high seven ... Tossed a career-high 8.1 innings in his collegiate finale against Toledo (May 20) as he allowed just two runs on 11 hits while striking out five ... Recorded a 1-4 record with a 5.12 ERA in 51.0 innings in Mid-American Conference play in 10 appearances.

2010 (Junior)
Appeared in 25 games, including one start, to earn his first letter ... The Cardinals' top left-handed reliever and one of the top relievers in the Mid-American Conference ... Posted a 4.77 ERA in 54.2 innings of work on the year ... Owned a 5-3 record with one save ... Struck out 40 batters while walking 16 ... Finished MAC play with a 3.03 ERA in 17 appearances as he tossed 38.2 innings of work ... Posted a 4-2 record with one save against league foes as he struck out 33 MAC batters and walked just 11 ... Limited MAC foes to a .248 batting average against ... His 3.03 ERA in league play was fifth lowest in the MAC ... Led the MAC with 17 appearances in league action ... Named MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week (May 10) ... Tossed 4.0 shutout innings of relief at Western Michigan to earn his first career save ... Struck out a career-high seven batters in the victory ... Opened his MAC career with 9.1 consecutive innings of shutout baseball as he did not allow an earned run from March 26 through April 20 ... Posted victories against Miami (April 4), Buffalo (April 17), Northern Illinois (May 14), Toledo (May 20) and Ohio (May 27) ... Tossed a career-high 5.0 innings against nationally ranked Louisville (March 20) and held the Cardinals to tow runs on six hits ... Threw 4.1 shutout innings of one-hit baseball against Buffalo ... Tallied six strikeouts against Northern Illinois.

Lincoln Trail College
Two-year letterwinner at Lincoln Trail College ... Posted a 2-3 record with two saves as a sophomore as he worked 44.1 innings ... Worked 20 innings as a freshman and posted a 3.98 ERA and a 1-3 record.

High School
Two-year letterwinner at Carroll High School for coach Dave Ginder ... Posted a 10-1 record and tallied five saves during his career ... Holds the Carroll record for career ERA as he owns a 1.19 ERA in 81 innings ... Posted a 5-1 record with three saves as a senior while notching a .398 batting average ... Team captain ... Turned in a 5-0 record with two saves as a junior ... Chipped in a .368 batting average ... Played summer baseball for Summit City Slugger.

Majoring in theatre ... Born February 27, 1988 ... Son of Scott and Terri Grabner ... Has two sisters, Tif and Brittany ... Full name is Derek Samuel Grabner ... Owns a 3.787 G.P.A. in theatre.