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Josh Simpson
Player Profile:
Josh Simpson 2368246
Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stafford, Conn.
High School: Stafford

2017: Started all 10 games he appeared in … Went 4-3 with 4.02 ERA and team-high 38 strikeouts in 56.0 innings … Fanned six hitters and allowed just one earned run in victory at Princeton (4/21 – Game 1) … Three six innings of one-run ball (unearned at Brown (4/9 – Game 1) … Hurled complete-game, three-hit shutout with six K’s against Harvard (4/1 – Game 1) … Victorious after allowing two runs in seven innings with four strikeouts at Penn State (3/25 – Game 1) … Struck out five in five innings to earn win at Tulane … Made season-debut at No. 3 Florida, allowing one run on four hits in four innings.

2016: Made nine appearances and eight starts… Tallied 33 strikeouts on the year… Gave up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in 6.2 work against Connecticut (3/26 – Game 2)… Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Mar. 29… Last seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out five, to pick up first career win at Brown (4/3 – Game 2)… Pitcher of record in a 5-4 win over Princeton (4/24 – Game 1).

At Stafford: Pitched and played outfield and first base… Two-time all-conference selection… Named Connecticut All-State as junior and senior… Made Connecticut High School Coaches All-Star Team in 2014 and 2015… Hartford Courant All-Courant Team in 2015… Went 9-0 with 0.94 ERA with 108 strikeouts in 67 innings in final high school season… Hit .562 with 38 RBI and 14 stolen bases…. Won NCCC Conference title in 2013 and 2015… Connecticut Academic All-State as senior… High honors student all four years.

Personal: Political Science major... Played for summer ball for Connecticut Americans, who won Triple Crown National Championships in 2014 and 2015…Parents are Michelle and Wayne Simpson… Born August 19, 1997.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2016 6.07 2-4 9 8 1 0/0 1 43.0 51 34 29 19 33
2017 4.02 4-3 10 10 1 1/0 0 56.0 65 32 25 14 38
Total 4.91 6-7 19 18 2 1/0 1 99.0 116 66 54 33 71

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