31 - Blair Erickson
Blair Erickson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fair Oaks, Calif.
High School: Jesuit
Position: RHP
2007: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins...became the NCAA all-time save leader with 53...recorded his record-setting effort against Cal Poly...Big West Pitcher of the Week...is UCI's all-time leader with 113 career appearances...fifth with a career ERA of 2.80...recorded 13 saves...struck out 32 in 23 innings...allowed 10 earned runs on 10 hits...Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" Preseason All-American...National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-American...named to Brooks Wallace and Roger Clemens watch lists...Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" Preseason All-American...National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-American...named to Brooks Wallace and Roger Clemens watch lists.

2006: Currently sixth in the NCAA record books with 40 career saves...is nine away from tying the all-time record holder... Big West All-Conference honorable mention selection...second in the Big West career records in saves...tied for first in the conference and 13th in the country with 13 saves...tied for fifth with 29 appearances...5-0 with a 2.06 ERA...struck out 57 in 52.1 innings...gave up just 12 earned runs on 40 hits...pitched a career-high six innings in the start against UC Santa Barbara...held the Gauchos to two runs while scattering seven hits...first collegiate start came against Cal Poly...struck out a career-high five batters in four innings against the Mustangs...allowed two runs on four hits...at one point in the season, pitched 11.2 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run and did not give up an earned run in 30.1 innings this season...struck out five in 3.2 innings pitched in the Malibu Regional...longest outing of the season was six innings...Collegiate Baseball preseason All-America second team...National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) preseason All-America third team...RosenblattReport.com preseason All-America third team.

2005: Big West All-Conference honorable mention...posted a miniscule 1.80 ERA...struck out 52 batters in 35 innings...allowed just seven earned runs...invited to 2005 USA National Team trials...named to the NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year List...made 28 appearances to sit eighth among the Big West pitchers...sixth in the conference with 28 games in relief...sixth in saves with 10...matched previous best of four strikeouts three times...longest outing of the season was three innings against Cal State Fullerton...was 1-2 on the season...2005 Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" Preseason All-American...Preseason NCBWA first team All-American.

2004: Established himself as one of the top closers in the country...was invited to the 2004 USA Baseball National Team trials...was named All-America seven times...was the only freshman on the USA Today/Sports Weekly All-America first team...one of three pitchers to be named Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" Freshman of the Year...Collegiate Baseball first team Freshman All-American and third team All-American overall...Baseball America All-Freshman second team and mid-season Freshman All-American...CollegeBaseballInsider.com second team All-America selection...tabbed third team All-American by the NCBWA...Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year...first team all-conference...Big West Pitcher of the Week...was 1-3 overall with a 4.10 ERA...pitched 37.1 innings...allowed 17 earned runs on 33 hits...struck out 51...struck out four batters against Fresno State for a personal high...had a 12.29 strikeout per game ratio.

Jesuit High School: Recognized by Baseball America as the No. 51-Best Prospect for the 2003 class...Top 50 player at the Area Code Games...was a two-time first team All-Metro League choice...finished 5-3 as a junior...struck out 60 in 45 innings pitched...sported a 1.69 ERA...participated in the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars...traveled to Oklahoma as a member of Team California for the Junior Sunbelt Classic...was a member of the CIF Sac Joaquin section championship team as a sophomore...named second team all-city selection that same year...was 6-1 on the mound sophomore season...held a 1.40 ERA...led Jesuit High School to a CIF section title and captured the league championship...was named to the Sacramento Bee All-City Section second team...sat out his senior year due to an injury.

Personal: Parents are Gary and Fran...has two brothers, Brent and Ryan...political science major.

ERICKSON AT UC IRVINE

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20044.101-33000170/337.13319172151
20051.801-22800100/035.016972252
20062.065-02920130/152.14013123357
20073.910-02600130/223.01911101532
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