Paul Cusick Finishes First Season with Phillies Organization

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2011 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Paul Cusick finished up his first season of professional baseball recently, spending time in both the Gulf Coast League and New York-Penn League affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Cusick went 3-2 in his first professional season, appearing in 16 games for the GCL Phillies before a late-season promotion to the Williamsport Crosscutters in the NYP League.

With the GCL Phillies, Cusick went 3-2 in his 16 games (with one start). He posted an ERA of 4.14 over 37.0 innings. Known for hefty strikeout totals while on the hill for the Quakers, Cusick carried over his penchant for the punchout to pro ball, striking out 36 hitters in his 37 innings in the GCL.

At the conclusion of the GCL season, Cusick was one of a few players called up to the Crosscutters for the remainder of their season. He appeared in two games for Williamsport, striking out three in 3.1 innings while not allowing an earned run.

Cusick will return to Florida in February when the Phillies organization convenes for Spring Training in Clearwater.