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#23 David Speer
Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westport, Conn.
High School: Staples
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2014: Drafted in the 27th round of the MLB Amateur Draft by the Cleveland Indians … Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and first team selection … ABCA Northeast Region second team selection … Posted a 10.7-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (75-to-7), the second best in the nation … Earned a 7-2 record and a 1.86 ERA in 87 innings, the second most in a single-season … Started five conference games, going 4-0 with 32 strikeouts and one walk … Struck out eight and allowed five hits in season-opening victory at South Florida (2/28) … Went eight frames, allowed five hits and two runs, while sitting down five at Kennesaw State (3/7) … Threw complete-game shutout, striking out seven while only giving up three hits against Brown (3/31) … Struck out a season-high 10 batters in complete-game 3-2 victory over Princeton (4/12) … Threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts with seven K’s at Cornell (4/19) and Penn (4/25) … Went the distance against Penn in the Gehrig Division playoff, striking out seven in the 4-0 shutout … Tossed eight frames, sitting down seven hitters and allowing two runs in game one win of the Ivy League Championship Series versus Dartmouth (5/10) … Allowed just two hits, while striking out six at Bucknell (5/23).

2013: Selected to the All-Ivy League first team … Threw a team-high 73 innings in 11 starts as part of Columbia’s weekend rotation … Posted a 6-3 record and a 2.34 ERA with 66 strikeouts … Held Arizona scoreless for six innings, striking out six batters (3/8/13) … Earned first win of the season with a 10-strikeout, five-hit, one-run performance against NYIT (3/22/13) … Gave up just four hits and struck out six in seven innings of work against Harvard (3/30/13) … Allowed just one run on five hits, while also sitting down five batters in 2-1 win at Yale (4/6/13) … Recorded seven K’s in complete-game victory against Cornell (4/13/13) … Shut out Princeton, allowing just two hits in 4-0 win (4/20/13) … Struck out eight batters and gave up just two runs in 3-2 defeat of Penn (4/26/13) … Sat down a season-high 12 batters in 7.1 innings against Dartmouth in game one of the Ivy League Championship Series (5/4/13) … Gave up just five hits and three earned runs in 6.2 innings of action against Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA tournament (5/31/13). 

2012: Made 10 appearances, including nine starts on the weekend ... second on the team with 40 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings pitched ... struck out 25 batters in 24 2/3 innings during Ivy League play ... notched the win vs. Lehigh, working six shutout innings with six strikeouts ... allowed three earned runs in five innings vs. Stony Brook ... threw six shutout innings vs. Yale, with a career-high seven strikeouts and one walk ... took a no-hit bid into the seventh and final inning at Dartmouth, eventually earning the win in a 4-3 game ... struck out six in 4 1/3 innings vs. Princeton.

2011: Made nine appearances ... started three times ... stellar collegiate debut with two perfect innings, including two strikeouts, in a 9-3 win vs. Illinois ... in first collegiate start, allowed one earned run on five hits in six innings at Florida Gulf Coast and struck out six batters in a 5-3 win ... tossed three shutout innings in final game at Central Florida ... started and earned the victory in 6-5 win over Manhattan ... did not allow a base hit through 2 2/3 innings to gain the victory in relief in series opener with Penn.

At Staples: Three-year letterwinner ... captain as a senior ... two-time all-state ... three-time all-area ... all-area MVP as a sophomore ... all-state all-star as a junior and senior ... conference tournament MVP as a seophomore ... team was conference tournament champions during sophomore and junior seasons ... pitched to a 21-5 record during high school career.

Personal: Economics and Political Science major ... enjoys basketball and reading ... attended same high school as former Lion standout John Baumann '08 ... son of Linda and Eric Speer ... David Alexander Speer, b. August 14, 1992 in Norwalk, Conn.

Year ERA W-L App. GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP R ER BB SO
2011 5.01 2-1 11 3 0 0/0 0 23.1 28 15 13 12 17
2012 4.91 3-1 10 9 0 0/1 0 47.2 53 31 26 13 40
2013 2.34 6-3 11 11 5 2/0 0 73.0 60 23 19 16 66
2014 1.86 7-2 12 12 6 4/1 0 87.0 69 19 18 7 75
Total 2.96 18-7 44 35 11 6/2 0 231.0 210 88 76 48 198