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#23 Paul Cusick
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Salesianum

Drafted in the 29th Round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies (901st Overall)

Finished fourth in Penn history with 200 strikeouts

Had the second highest single-season strikout total in school history in 2011 (80)

2011: Drafted in the 29th Round (901st overall) in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies ... Ivy League Pitcher of the Year ... First-team All-Ivy ... Ivy League Pitcher of the Week (4/5) ... Three-time Big 5 Pitcher of the Week (4/5, 4/12, 4/26) ... Co-captain ... Appeared in 11 games, making ten starts... Won a career-high five games ... Finished with a team-best 2.70 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 66.2 innings of action ... The 80 strikeouts are tied for the second-highest single-season total school history ... Finished career with 200 strikeouts, fourth all-time in Penn history ... Allowed just 56 hits and ten extra-base hits on the season ... Tossed 17.2 straight scoreless innings, spanning four games from 4/2-4/15 ... Went 8.1 innings, holding Georgetown to just two singles and striking out five (3/11) ... Tied a career high with 12 strikeouts and gave up five hits and no earned runs with just one walk against Harvard (4/2) ... Threw eight shutout innings with five hits and 11 strikeouts in a scoreless battle with Yale's Vinny Lally as Penn eventually won 2-0 in ten innings (4/9) ... Tossed first career nine-inning complete game, striking out 12 and giving up just four singles and two unearned runs against Cornell (4/24).

2010: Ivy League Pitcher of the Week (3/23) ... Made ten appearances, starting seven games ... Went 2-4 with a 6.45 ERA and finished second on the team with 42 strikeouts in 37.2 innings ... Pitched 6.1 innings, allowed eight hits, three earned runs and struck out six batters against Rollins (3/14) ... Went the distance against Mount St. Mary's, throwing a three-hitter over seven innings (3/21) ... Also set a career high with ten strikeouts while walking just two ... Struck out nine batters and gave up just two hits and two earned runs in a 5-2 win over Yale (4/4). 


2009: Ivy League Pitcher of the Week (3/17) … Appeared in 10 games, making six starts … Won a team-high four games … Also set a career-high with his four victories and 43 strikeouts … Won four-straight starts from 3/7-3/22, allowing just six earned runs while striking out 22 … Picked up first win of the season with a seven-strikeout performance while allowing just six hits over five innings against Georgetown (3/7) … Again defeated the Hoyas on 3/13, going 7.1 innings while allowing one earned run and striking out six in a 9-4 win … Fanned a career-high nine batters over seven innings en route to an 11-4 win at Mt. St. Mary’s (3/22).


2008: Made 14 appearances on the mound for the Red and Blue while making seven starts ... Finished season with a record of 1-4 with a 6.18 ERA ... Finished second on the staff with 35 strikeouts ... Threw one complete game, a 4-1 loss against Columbia (4/27) where he only allowed two earned runs through seven innings ... Earned his first collegiate win at Princeton in Game One of a doubleheader (4/20) ... Pitched 5.1 innings against the Tigers for the victory ... Had his finest performance of his freshman season against Yale (3/29) ... Started and tossed 6.0 shutout innings while striking out 11 in a game that eventually ended in a 9-9 tie.

 

High School: Lettered in both baseball and basketball...Member of the 2006 and 2007 Delaware Catholic League champion baseball teams...Named All-State in baseball in 2007...Named All-Catholic Conference in 2007...Member of the National Honor Society.

 

Personal: Son of Kathleen and John Cusick...High school teammate of Chad Simmendinger who now plays baseball for Saint Joseph’s...Competed against Will Straton (Yale) and Matt Harden (Delaware) in high school...Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2008.... .000 14-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 1 4 0 1.000
2009.... .000 10-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 5 1 .875
2010.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 2 1 .800
2011.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 6 0 1.000
TOTAL... .000 24-13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 7 17 2 .923
 
Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2008.... 6.18 1-4 14 7 1 0/0 0 39.1 43 34 27 35 35 9 2 5 203 .277 5 8 1 2 3
2009.... 6.64 4-3 10 6 0 0/0 0 42.0 48 41 31 26 43 10 1 6 207 .286 12 10 1 2 1
2010.... 6.45 2-4 10 7 1 1/0 0 37.2 45 37 27 30 42 7 1 6 188 .306 7 5 0 4 2
2011.... 2.70 5-3 11 10 4 0/2 0 66.2 56 28 20 31 80 7 1 2 292 .230 5 7 0 1 9
TOTAL... 5.09 12-14 45 30 6 1/2 0 185.2 192 140 105 122 200 33 5 19 890 .269 29 30 2 9 15
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Innings pitched: 9.0, at Cornell, Apr 24, 2011
Walks allowed: 6, 4 times
Strikeouts: 12, Harvard, Apr 02, 2011 ; at Cornell, Apr 24, 2011
Batters faced: 37, at Cornell, Apr 24, 2011 ; Dartmouth, Mar 28, 2009
Field chances: 3, Dartmouth, Mar 28, 2009
Putouts: 1, 7 times
Assists: 2, 4 times
Runners CS: 2, vs Georgetown, 03/07/09 ; at Yale, Apr 09, 2011 ; at Lehigh, Apr 22, 2009
 

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