Eric Theisen
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Eric Theisen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Adrian, Mich.

High School:
Adrian

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2008: Appeared in 25 games, which ranks second all-time in the ISU single-season appearances list ... ranks first all-time in career appearances with 86 ... was able to be an affective arm out of the bullpen for the majority of the season, after recovering from offseason Tommy John surgery ... moved into the weekend rotation for the final three league series ... led the team with three saves and a 3.74 ERA ... also led the team with a .269 opponents batting average, five wins 22 earned runs ... was elected the team's captain ... threw 7.2 innings and allowed only one run on five hits to pick up the win in his first league start of the season against Bradley (5/4) ... his outing during that game helped ISU clinch a series victory over the Braves ... came back and recorded another solid outing against Southern Illinois (5/10), throwing 7.1 innings and allowing only one run on four hits ... picked up his first save in nearly three years when he threw 1.2 innings of scoreless relief at Tennesee Tech (2/24) ... came into the game in the ninth and recorded the final two outs to pick up the save against Illinois Wesleyan (4/29) during the Horenberger-Bass Classic ... had a five-game scoreless stretch (4/23-5/2) ... picked up the save after throwing an inning of scoreless relief against Bradley (5/2).

2007: Appeared in 16 games, with a team-high 13 starts on the mound ... led the team with 79.1 innings pitched and 44 strikeouts ... had multiple strikeouts in all but five of his appearances ... allowed just three home runs in those 79.1 innings pitched ... threw seven scoreless innings and allowed just four hits, while striking out nine batters, to earn the victory over New Mexico (2/17) in his first start since recovering from shoulder surgery ... that performance earned him Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week honors ... allowed one run on six hits in 7.1 innings against Missouri State (3/31) to pick up his second win of the season ... finished the season by allowing just six earned runs in his last 19.1 innings pitched.

2006: Received a medical redshirt for a shoulder injury suffered during the winter.

2005: Led the team on the mound with a 6-0 record ... appeared in 22 games, with three starts ... was 2-0 in three starts ... went at least six innings in each of the three starts ... posted the lowest ERA on the team at 3.00 ... led the team in saves with three ... struck out 57 batters and walked just 21 in 69.0 innings pitched ... struck out six batters three times ... picked off team-high five runners ... named Central Illinois Collegiate League (CICL) Pitcher of the Week (7/31) during the summer while playing for the Twin City Stars.

2004: Appeared in 23 games as a freshman, tying for fourth on the all-time Redbird single-season appearance list ... made his first-career start against Central Michigan (3/21), going 7.0 innings and striking out six batters en route to his first-collegiate victory ... pitched 9.0 innings and struck out a season-high nine batters in a no-decision against Murray State (5/11) ... was dominant in the CICL over the summer, going 6-1 with a 1.99 ERA ... was the league's co-pitcher of the year.


Adrian HS: Went 12-4 with 110 strikeouts his senior season ... pitched a perfect game ... all-state, all-league, all-district, all-county and all-region ... team MVP ...team won district and regional titles, as well as the Adrian Tournament ... holds American Legion team's record for most wins in a season (14) and career (18) ... 2.00 career American Legion ERA ... 16-under USSSA World Series All-Tournament Team (2000) ... Connie Mack World Series All-Tournament Team (2003) ... high school teammate of former Redbird Nick Crist.

Personal: Born 1-8-85 in Lansing, Mich. ... son of Gordie Theisen and Vicki Vaccaro ... major: recreation and park administration.