Top Returning #ASunBSB Pitchers: Schluter/Anderson/Barker

Monday, February 04, 2013

MACON, Ga. - The 2013 Atlantic Sun Baseball season begins on Friday, Feb. 15th and as a preview, the A-Sun is taking a look at the top returning pitchers in the conference with the most wins from last year.

The countdown begins with Stetson's Kurt Schluter (the 2011 A-Sun Pitcher of the Year), Jacksonville's Chris Anderson (2013 Preseason All-Conference) and Mercer's Brandon Barker (2011 A-Sun All-Freshman Team).

All three of the previously mentioned student-athletes won five games in 2012. Mercer's Barker posted the best ERA among the trio at 3.47, while Anderson's 69 strikeouts was best among the group. Schluter's 16 career wins are best with Anderson and Barker both tied with nine.

Kurt Schluter, Stetson
Year: Senior
Position: RHP/1B
2012 Record: 5-3
2012 ERA: 5.45
2012 Innings Pitched: 67.2
2012 Opposing Batting Average: .310
2012 Total Strikeouts: 53
Career Record: 16-6
Career Strikeouts: 153
Career High Single-Game Strikeouts: 10 vs. Central Michigan & Mercer (3/10/2010 & 3/19/2011)

Chris Anderson, Jacksonville
Year: Junior
Position: RHP/DH
2012 Record: 5-4
2012 ERA: 4.48
2012 Innings Pitched: 88.1
2012 Opposing Batting Average: .279
2012 Total Strikeouts: 69
Career Record: 9-6
Career Strikeouts: 108
Career High Single-Game Strikeouts: 10 vs. Mercer (4/27/2012)

Brandon Barker, Mercer
Year: Junior
Position: RHP
2012 Record: 5-5
2012 ERA: 3.47
2012 Innings Pitched: 72.2
2012 Opposing Batting Average: .259
2012 Total Strikeouts: 57
Career Record: 9-5
Career Strikeouts: 108
Career High Single-Game Strikeouts: 9 vs. Alabama State (4/24/2012)

Stetson opens the season with a three-game set with Saint Joseph's in DeLand, while Jacksonville hosts Radford in a three-game series. Mercer plays a trio of teams (Ohio State, St. John's and Notre Dame) in Port Charlotte, Fla. to start off its season.


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