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 Erik Olson 33
Erik Olson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reading, Mass.

High School:
Reading

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 255

Position:
P

Throws/Bats::
Right/Right

Erik Olson, born November 9, 1978 ... Pitched in the Cape Cod League for the 2000 Brewster Whitecaps.

AS A SENIOR: Posted a 5.59 ERA in 38.2 innings and 5-1 record ... registered the win over Northeastern (May 1) at the Beanpot Tournament, allowing one run on two hits ... posted a win vs. Villanova (April 28) ... notched the victory over Albany (April 10) ... threw a one-hitter through 6.0 innings at Holy Cross (March 28) while striking out a career-high eight batters ...gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings vs. Yale (March 7) to record his first win of the season ... allowed three hits in 3.0 innings with two strikeouts vs. Florida Atlantic (February 9).

AS A JUNIOR: Started eight games in 12 appearances to earn a 2-2 record ... surrendered 41 hits (only 10 for extra bases) and 21 earned runs in 42.0 innings for a 4.50 ERA ... registered wins against Valparaiso (March 7) in 5.0 innings of work and combined for a 16-0 shutout (with Brendan Nolan and Matt Lederhos) over Monmouth (March 11); against Monmouth, Olson allowed only three hits in 5.0 innings...tagged losses against Connecticut and Notre Dame ... struck out a season-high six batters twice (Valparaiso, Villanova) ... in the BIG EAST Tournament 6-5 loss to Seton Hall (May 20), Olson allowed only one hit in 2.0 innings with a strikeout.

AS A SOPHOMORE: In 14 appearances, registered a 1-3 record and 6.95 ERA ... allowed only 24 hits and 17 earned runs in 22.0 innings ... picked up a pair of saves; struck out the only batter he faced against both Northeastern and Seton Hall to preserve the BC victories ... pitched 3.1 innings, allowing two hits and striking out two to get the win at UMass.

AS A FRESHMAN: Made 11 mound appearances, including five starts ... finished with a 3-2 record and 5.86 ERA in 35.1 innings ... threw a season-high 7.0 innings at Brandeis (April 29); allowed just two earned runs in the victory ... gained his first collegiate victory in his first appearance, New Hampshire College (March 3); allowed just three hits and one earned run in 6.0 innings ... captured the win over Northeastern (April 23) in the Beanpot at Fenway Park; scattered five hits and gave up two runs in 6.0 innings.

BEFORE BC: Earned Eastern Massachusetts Division II Player of the Year as a senior pitcher at Reading ... was also Middlesex League MVP that season ... named a two-time league all-star selection ... voted MVP of the 1997 Division II state tournament.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the Carroll School of Management as a finance major ...captured football All-Scholastic honors and league basketball all-star recognition at Reading High School ...Erik is the middle of Dyann and John Olson's three children.

Olson's Pitching Stats

Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
1998 5.86 3-2 11 5 0 0 35.1 42 31 23 11 14
1999 6.95 1-3 14 0 0 2 22.0 24 23 17 18 16
2000 4.50 2-2 12 8 0 0 42.0 41 31 21 34 25
2001 5.59 5-1 16 5 0 0 38.2 43 27 24 25 41
Totals 5.54 11-8 53 18 0 2 138.0 150 112 85 88 96

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