15 - Chris Walsh
Chris Walsh
Born: 06/18/1987
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westwood, Mass.
High School: Westwood
Position: P
2009: Shared the Martin I.J. Griffin Award with teammate Brandon Josselyn as Yale's top senior scholar athletes...Made nine appearances out of the bullpen totaling 13.2 innings...Went 0-0 with a 7.24 earned run average...Worked 9.1 innings in Ivy League contests, posting a 1.93 ERA...Tossed 1.1 hitless innings at Harvard on April 14...Pitched five innings of relief in the final game of his career on April 26 at Brown, allowing just three hits and no runs while striking out two batters.

2008: Appeared in 23 games out of the bullpen, the second-highest single-season total in school history...Didn't allow an earned run in first five appearances of the season...Earned the win after pitching 1.2 hitless innings at Radford on March 21...Gave up just one hit and struck out two in three innings of scoreless relief at Columbia on March 30.

2007: Emerged as one of the Bulldogs' most reliable options out of the bullpen, pitching 24.1 innings in 14 appearances...Also made starts at Davidson (March 14) and vs. Ohio State (March 19)...Finished with a 5.18 ERA, yielding just 14 earned runs all season...Didn't allow a run over his first 9.2 innings in conference play...Gave up just one run in eight appearances from March 28-April 25.

2006: Made seven appearances out of the bullpen...Struck out six and didn't walk anybody in 6.2 innings...Recorded an ERA of 2.70, allowing just nine hits and two earned runs on the season...Made collegiate debut vs. Holy Cross on March 11, working a perfect eighth inning.

Before Yale: Captained his baseball team in his junior and senior seasons and received first team All-League honors both years...Earned second team All-State honors as a senior...Also lettered in basketball and captained the team his senior year.

Stuper Says: "Chris has never turned the ball down his entire time here. He always comes to the park ready to pitch. He will end up being among the all-time leaders in appearances in Yale history. We can put him in a variety of roles and he can thrive in any of them."

Getting to Know Chris

Parents' Names: Dave and Jean Walsh
Major: History
Best Athletic Moment: Pitching against No. 5 South Carolina in a 5-3 victory last spring
Favorite MLB Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite MLB Player: Jonathan Papelbon
Favorite Quote: "You can't rest on your laurels." - Brian Whelan, varsity baseball coach at Westwood High School
One word to describe yourself as a person: Hard-working
One word to describe yourself as a player: Hard-working
Why Yale?: The tradition.
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Stefan Schropp because of his versatility in knowing and being able to play so many positions on the field.
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Davis Stanley because he has constantly persevered in overcoming injury and is one of the most dedicated and hardest working players I have ever seen.

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2006....  2.70   0-0     7   0   0   0/0     0    6.2    9    3    2    0    6   0   1   0    29   .310   1   0   0   0  0
2007....  5.18   0-1    14   2   0   0/2     0   24.1   34   20   14    8   10   4   0   5   122   .330   2   7   3   1  0
2008.... 12.00   1-3    23   0   0   0/0     0   24.0   45   35   32   15   11   9   1   2   137   .409   4   7   1   4  0
2009....  7.24   0-0     9   0   0   0/0     0   13.2   15   11   11   13    7   3   1   1    68   .294   0   2   1   1  0
TOTAL...  7.73   1-4    53   2   0   0/2     0   68.2  103   69   59   36   34  16   3   8   356   .352   7  16   5   6  0