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Corey Merrill
Corey  Merrill

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lutcher, La.

High School:
Lutcher

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
RHP


04/18/2014

Despite LeBlanc's First-Career 8.0 Inning Complete Game, Baseball Falls to Charlotte

LeBlanc allows just three hits and two runs - both unearned - in fastest contest in school history

2015 American Athletic Conference All-Second Team
2015 College Sports Madness American Athletic Conference All-Second Team
2015 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (5/4)
2015 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (4/27)
2015 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (3/2)

2015 (Sophomore): An All-Second Team American Athletic Conference member…named to the College Sports Madness American Athletic Conference All-Second Team…appeared in 17 games with 16 starts…went 5-6 with a 2.12 ERA in 102.0 innings with one complete game…allowed 80 hits, 32 runs and 24 earned runs while striking out 81 and walking 43…held opponents to a .222 batting average…pitched in three combined shutouts…led the team in ERA, innings pitched, games started, opposing batting average and strikeouts…tied for the lead in The American in games started, while ranking third in ERA and innings pitched, fourth in opposing batting average, tied for fourth in fewest runs allowed and earned runs allowed and eighth in strikeouts…opponent batting average of .222 ranks seventh lowest in a single season in Tulane history…fanned five in 7.0 innings against San Francisco (2/20)…recorded his first-career victory in 7.0 innings of work against Creighton (2/27), allowing no runs and striking out seven…tossed a career-best 8.1 innings while striking out eight in a losing effort against Gonzaga (3/6)…posted seven strikeouts in back-to-back weeks against Xavier (3/13) and at UC Riverside (3/20)…pitched an 8.0-inning complete game at East Carolina (4/2), allowing three runs and striking out two…credited with the victory in 5.2 innings against UCF (4/17) while notching six strikeouts…fanned eight in 7.2 innings for the win at Cincinnati (4/24)…pitched 0.2 innings of relief in his lone relief appearance on the season against Southeastern Louisiana (4/28)…picked up the win against Houston (5/1) by allowing just one unearned run in 7.0 innings while striking out six…fanned seven in 7.0 innings against USF (5/8)…notched the win in 5.0 innings against Lehigh (5/30) with four strikeouts during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regionals.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 14 games with 10 starts...went 0-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 55.0 innings of work...allowed 47 hits and 23 runs - 22 earned - while walking 27 and striking out 33...held opponents to a batting average of .235...led all starters in batting average against (.235)...tied for second on the team in appearances (14)...third on the team in starts (10) and innings pitched (55.0)...made his collegiate debut in a 4.0-inning start against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/16), striking out three...fanned four in 4.0 innings of relief against Sacred Heart (3/3)...pitched 0.1 innings of relief at California (3/7)...struck out two in a 3.0-inning start against Louisiana-Lafayette (3/12)...picked up the loss at Southeastern Louisiana 93/18) in 2.2 innings of work...started against LSU (3/25), throwing 2.0 innings of one-hit ball...got the loss in a start at Louisiana-Lafayette (4/1), allowing four runs on six hits in 2.0 innings...struck out three in 2.0 innings of relief at Southeastern Louisiana (4/9)...pitched 2.2 innings of relief against Rice (4/11)...pitched four-straight weekend-opening contests of 7.0 innings or more starting at Charlotte (4/17), striking out four and allowing two runs in 7.1 innings...fanned five while allowing no runs and four hits in 7.0 innings against Wichita State (4/25)...struck out a career-high six while giving up three runs against Southern Miss (5/2) in 7.0 innings...pitched 7.0 innings of two-hit ball while allowing no runs at UAB (5/9)...threw 4.0 innings against FIU (5/15), striking out one.

About Corey Merrill

Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Lutcher High School in Lutcher, La....pitched, played third base and shortstop for the Bulldogs...helped lead his team to a 29-4 record and the LHSAA State Championship during his senior year...posted a 4-1 record and a 0.70 ERA while also batting .390 during his senior campaign...earned First Team All-State honors during his senior year...named to the First Team All-District team during his sophomore, junior and senior years...also played summer ball for the Akadema Prospects...lettered three years in golf at Lutcher High School, and also qualified for the state tournament during his eighth grade year...lettered twice in swimming and once in basketball as a forward for the Bulldogs.

Personal: Born Corey Carter Merrill on October 11, 1994...son of Mary Beth and Carter Merrill...has two older brothers and one old sister...plans to study business management at Tulane.
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