Redshirted the season.
Season: Made seven starts and went 3-4 with a 4.42 ERA before missing the majority of the season after undergoing 'Tommy John' surgery on his left elbow ... Struck out 43 in 38 2/3 innings pitched ... Also appeared in 12 games as UA's DH, making 11 starts ... Batted .278 with five doubles, 10 RBI and four runs scored ...at No. 15 Mississippi State (March 10-12): Was charged with his third loss of the season despite striking out a season-high 11 batters and allowing just two earned runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings ... Dairy Queen Classic (March 3-5): Picked up his third win of the year with five innings of work against Minnesota ... Allowed just two runs on four hits with six Ks in the win ... La Salle (Feb. 24-26): won his second game of the season after allowing just one run on two hits over 5 1/3 innings. Struck out 10 ... Loyola Marymount (Feb. 3-5): Won his frist game of the season after allowing one earned runs on four hits in UA's season-opener. Struck out three and walked one.
Went 6-2 with one save in 61 innings pitched ... His 24
appearances tied for the third-most in school history for a freshman pitcher ...
Finished the season with 68 strikeouts, the fourth-best mark by a UA freshman ...
NCAA Fullerton Regional (June 3-6): Made two relief appearances against
the defending national champion Titans on June 4 and 6 ... Struck out 10 of the
16 hitters he faced in 4 2/3 innings over two games and limited the opposition
to a .125 batting average ... California (May
28-29): Was charged with just his second loss of the year after surrendering
three runs on eight hits over three innings. Finished with one strikeout and
one walk ... at #22 Stanford (May
20-22): Lost his first career decision in a 5-4 loss to the Cardinal. Gave up
just one run on two hits 1 2/3 innings, but it was enough to hand him the loss.
Struck out two and walked one ... at #24
Pitched for Yarmouth-Dennis in the Cape Cod League ... Went 2-0 with three saves and a 0.48 ERA in 18 2/3 innings ... Finished with 21 strikeouts and five walks in six appearances ... Named the No. 13 prospect on the Baseball America top 30 list in the league.
Graduated from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Calif., where he earned four varsity letters in baseball for coaches Kelly Mayo and Lance Fischer ... Two-time team captain ... 2004 Woodcreek HS Player of the Year ... Garnered Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger preseason All-America honors as a senior ... Finished his prep career with 443 Ks ... First team all-state in 2004 ... Sacramento Bee Player of the Year in 2004 ... First team all-city his senior year ... MVP of the Sierra Foothill League in 2004 ... Street and Smith's High School All-America as a senior ... Batted .409 with 33 runs scored, a Woodcreek record 46 RBI, nine doubles, five triples and six home runs in 2004 ... Went 9-2 in 79 innings pitched with a 0.97 ERA and a single-season school record and state-leading 171 strikeouts against just 20 walks on the mound his senior year ... Named second team all-state his junior year ... First team all-city and All-Sierra Foothill League in 2003 ... Tied a San Joaquin Section record with a 20-strikeout game in his junior season ... First team Sierra Foothill League as a sophomore ... 2002 second team all-city ... 2004 Sacramento All-Metro Optimist Team ... Was on the honor roll all four years of high school.
Was a member of the 2003 USA Baseball Junior National Team
that won a silver medal at the Junior Pan Am Games in
Full name: Eric Wesley Berger ... Born 4/22/86 in