55  Chris Koutsavlis
Chris Koutsavlis
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Mt. Lebanon

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
12/20/1983

B/T:
R/L

2005: Marshall's No. 1 starter in weekend rotation ... led team in innings pitched (83.0) and games started (14) ... 14 starts tied for sixth in MAC ... second on team in strikeouts (47) ... earned complete-game victory vs. St. Bonaventure (3/19), giving up eight hits and one run (unearned) while fanning five ... followed that start with 8.1-inning performance vs. Eastern Michigan, earning win while striking out season-high seven ... defeated Ball State (5/15), allowing three runs (one earned) over 7.1 innings while walking three and striking out three ... was hard-luck loser in final start of season, a 1-0 loss at Buffalo (5/22), as he allowed just one earned run and three hits (all singles) in seven innings ... finished season strong, yielding just two earned runs and eight hits over final 14.1 innings.

2004: Put in another strong pitching effort for the Herd in 2004 ... led team in games started (14) and innings pitched (88.2) ... held UAB to three runs on seven hits in 6.2 innings pitched (2/28) ... got first win of season against Niagara, went 5.2 innings, giving up two runs ... had back-to-back outings against Cleveland State and Eastern Michigan which saw him pitch 6.2 innings in each ... gave up one earned run to Cleveland State and two to Eastern Michigan ... went 1-4 through first 10 outings, went 3-2 in last five ... earned second win with a seven-inning, two-earned run performance against NYIT ... finished season with two best outings, going eight innings against Ball State (5/15), allowing one run on three hits and followed that up by going eight innings against Buffalo (5/22), giving up one earned run, both were wins ... allowed only three earned runs over final three starts (a total of 23.0 innings) ... went six or more innings in nine of last 10 appearances.

2003: Went 5-3 with 5.67 ERA for Herd ... five wins tied for team lead ... made 14 appearances ... his 66.2 IP was second on the staff ... faced 270 batters, second on team ... tied for team-high seven strikeouts against Ohio ... won first collegiate game against Mercer (2/14) ... pitched complete game shutout against Buffalo (4/12) ... pitched eight innings in win over Youngstown State (5/17) ... earned 4.0 GPA in fall of 2003.

High School: Helped guide Blue Devils to Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) championship as senior ... played for coach Mark Saghy...named to All-Section and Regional All-American teams ... Louisville Slugger All-American ... played for Pittsburgh River Bandits (AAU) ... team ranked seventh in country ... earned two letters in soccer.

Personal: Born Dec. 20, 1983 ... son of Kate and John Koutsavlis ... management major with minor in marketing ... has brother, Andrew (15), and sister, Ann (18).