Top Returning Pitchers: Jefferson, Teasley, Westwood

Friday, February 08, 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 hits days three with North Florida's Kyle Westwood, Northern Kentucky's Matt Jefferson and Mercer's David Teasley (2012 Second Team All-Conference).

Westwood and Jefferson both won six games last season for their respective teams. Teasley, a relief pitcher, appeared in a conference-high 40 games and earned seven wins with an outstanding 2.49 ERA.

Kyle Westwood, North Florida
Year: Senior
Position: RHP
2012 Record: 6-4
2012 ERA: 2.84
2012 Innings Pitched: 85.2
2012 Opposing Batting Average: .253
2012 Total Strikeouts: 73
Career Record: 9-12
Career Strikeouts: 138
Career High Single-Game Strikeouts: 11 vs. Lipscomb (4/14/2012)

Matt Jefferson, Northern Kentucky
Year: Junior
Position: LHP
2012 Record: 6-2
2012 ERA: 3.69
2012 Innings Pitched: 63.1
2012 Opposing Batting Average: .278
2012 Total Strikeouts: 40
Career Record: 7-5
Career Strikeouts: 59
Career High Single-Game Strikeouts: 7 vs. Saint Joseph's (4/22/2012)

David Teasley, Mercer
Year: Senior
Position: RHP
2012 Record: 7-1
2012 ERA: 2.49
2012 Innings Pitched: 47.0
2012 Opposing Batting Average: .205
2012 Total Strikeouts: 49
Career Record: 19-7
Career Strikeouts: 155
Career High Single-Game Strikeouts: 6 vs. Campbell (4/2/2011)

NKU treks to Lamar for a four-game set to begin the season, while Mercer plays a trio of teams (Ohio State, St. John's and Notre Dame) in Port Charlotte, Fla. North Florida kicks off its season with West Virginia in town for a three-game series.

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