15 - Thomas Eshelman
Thomas Eshelman
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: Carlsbad HS
Position: RHP
B/T: R/R
Experience: HS

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CAREER ACCOLADES
2013 Collegiate Baseball Freshman Pitcher of the Year
2013 NCBWA Freshman Pitcher of the Year
2013 Louisville Slugger First Team All-American
2013 Baseball America First Team All-American
2013 NCBWA Second Team All-American
2013 ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American
2013 Baseball America Freshman All-American First Team
2013 Lousiville Slugger Freshman All-American
2013 NCBWA Freshman All-American
2013 ABCA/Rawlings West Region First Team
2013 Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year
2013 Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

Big West Pitcher of the Week (March 4, 2013) 

AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Cal State Fullerton’s Friday-night starter, finished his rookie campaign with a 12-3 record and 1.48 ERA…accolades included: Collegiate Baseball and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman Pitcher of the Year, ABCA/Rawlings All-American (second team), ABCA All-West Region (first team), Baseball America All-American (first team), Baseball America Freshman All-American (first team), Louisville Slugger All-American (first team), Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, NCBWA All-American (second team), NCBWA Freshman All-American, Big West Freshman Pitcher of the Year, Big West Conference First Team, Big West Pitcher of the Week (03/04) and Golden Spikes Award semifinalist…set CSF freshman records for innings pitched (115.2) and ERA (1.48), while the 1.48 mark also ranks second in Fullerton single-season history…led the country in strikeout-to-walk ratio (27.67, Fullerton single-season record), walks allowed per 9.0 innings (0.23, new Fullerton and NCAA  single-season record) and WHIP (0.77)…1.48 ERA led the Big West, ranked 10th in the country and rated second among rookie weekend starters…struck out 83 batters and walked just three…his 12 wins tied teammate Justin Garza for the Fullerton freshman record…totaled 13 quality starts…on Feb. 15, 2013, became the first freshman to start a season opener for the Titans since Feb. 5, 1987 when Mark Beck took the mound vs. Saint Mary’s. Eshelman did not disappoint the sellout crowd of 3,508 as CSF edged USC, 3-2…issued his first walk of the season to Brandon Trinkwon in the top of the sixth vs. UC Santa Barbara, ending his streak of 63 and 1/3 innings without issuing a base on balls (04/12)…tossed five and 2/3 shutout innings and struck out eight in a series-opening 7-2 win at TCU (02/22)…tossed a two-run, nine-inning complete game, striking out six in an 8-2 win over Oregon, which earned him Big West Pitcher of the Week honors (03/01)…tossed seven innings of shutout, one-hit baseball in a 6-0, series-opening win at Long Beach State (03/22)…matched a season high striking out eight in eight innings in a series-opening 9-2 win against Pacific (03/28)…pitched eight shutout innings and struck out four in series-opening 3-0 win at UC Davis (04/05)…tossed eight innings of one-run baseball and struck out seven in series-opening 4-3 win over UC Santa Barbara (04/12)…pitched eight innings of one-run baseball and struck out seven as Cal State Fullerton booked a trip to the Super Regionals with a 6-1 win over Arizona State (06/02).

SUMMER 2012
Played for the Klamath Falls Gems of the West Coast League • In 16 appearances and 29 and 1/3 innings pitched, managed a 5-0 record with three saves while striking out 35 • Was named the No. 5 prospect in the WCL by PerfectGame and the No. 10 prospect by Baseball America…was also named to the all-WCL second team.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Carlsbad High School in 2012 • Played three years of varsity baseball for head coach Chris Greene • A two-time Avocado League Player of the Year (2011 & 2012) • Was also named to the CIF San Diego Section first team • As a senior in 2012, finished the season with a 4-3 record, 1.64 ERA and 76 strikeouts while batting .323 with two home runs • As a junior in 2011, finished the season with a 6-3 record, 1.78 ERA and 63 strikeouts • Was a four-time CIF Academic Scholar Athlete.

PERSONAL
Born in Carlsbad, Calif. • Parents are Dave and Rosemary Eshelman • Was one older brother, Sam • Enjoys surfing and fishing • Models his game after Jake Peavy • Favorites include: Jake Peavy (player), PNC Park (baseball stadium), Drew Brees (athlete), San Diego Padres (baseball team), Angel Stadium (place to play), “Bull Durham” (movies), “Savages” (book), Kevin Costner (actor), pasta (food).

Career Highs Graphic

Innings Pitched: 9.0 vs. #14 Oregon (03.01.13)

Strikeouts: 8, 2x, last vs. Pacific (03.28.13)

Hits Allowed: 7, 2x, last vs. Long Beach State (05.03.13)

Runs Allowed: 4 vs. Texas A&M (03.08.13)

Earned Runs Allowed: 3 vs. Texas A&M (03.08.13)

Walks Allowed: 1, 3x, last vs. #10 UCLA (06.08.13)

Wins: 12