College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 10 with junior RHP Kurt Heyer from Arizona. He is 6’2 and 196 pounds from Huntington Beach California and attended Edison High School where he played under Steve Lambright. As a senior, he had an 11-3 record with a 0.84 ERA with 116 strikeouts in 100 innings bringing the team to the CIF Championship game against Capistrano Valley. He picked up several awards including being named All-CIF First Team, 2009 EA Sports Second Team All-American and a league Pitcher of the Year.
He decided to attend college at Arizona where he made an immediate impact on the Wildcats program becoming the team’s Friday night starter. He made 17 appearances (16 starts) as he had a 7-4 record with a team low 3.26 ERA in 102.0 innings. He ended up striking out 109 batters while walking only 29. Batters also struggled against him as they only hit .255. He was named to the Pac-10 All-League team while being named an All-American from Baseball America. He was also named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
In 2011, Heyer made a team high 20 starts going 8-5 while having a team low ERA of 2.41 while tossing two complete games. He struck out 134 batters while walking 26 batters in 138 innings pitched.
He spent the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Orleans Firebirds. He made 11 appearances (four starts) while going 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA in 28.1 innings pitched.
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