#6 Erik Korsmo

Baseball
Class Senior Height 5'10"
Hometown Clyde Hill, Wash.
Weight 200
High School Bellevue Position Outfield
Club Team Honda of Bellevue Major Biochemistry, biophysics
and molecular biology

 

Senior season (2010-11) - Second year as team captain ... Tuned up for senior season by hitting .313 in 36 games (.422 on-base percentage) last summer with Oahu Paddlers (Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League).

Junior season (2009-10) - Led Whitman's offense for second straight season with .353 batting average, .525 slugging percentage, .467 on-base percentage ... Also led Whitman in total hits (49), runs scored (30), doubles (14) and triples (2) ... Swiped seven bases in seven attempts ... Team captain ... Hit by pitches NWC-leading 15 times ... Earned All-NWC Honorable Mention recognition for second straight year, spending most of season at catcher ... Also pitched in 13 games, starting seven ... Earned saves in both ends of twinbill sweep of Lewis & Clark ... Eight for 10 with two doubles and three RBI in first two games of season ... Three for four with two stolen bases and two runs scored vs. College of Idaho ... Tossed six innings (two earned runs) in second game against College of Idaho ... Two hits, including two-run homer, in early season game vs. Linfield ... Knocked in five runs with three hits, including two doubles, against Lewis & Clark; also stole base and scored twice ... Had two hits in games vs. George Fox and Pacific Lutheran ... Reached base five times (3B, 1B, two HBP) with two RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base against Menlo ... Had four hits, including home run, in second game agaist Menlo and two hits in third game ... Three for four with a double in last game of season.

Sophomore season (2008-09) - Led Whitman's offense with .360 batting average, .544 slugging percentage, .452 on-base percentage ... Also led team in hits, triples, home runs ... Was second in doubles, runs scored ... Earned All-NWC Honorable Mention recognition as utility player, seeing time in outfield, on pitcher's mound, behind plate and as designated hitter ... Clubbed first college home run, a solo shot in nightcap of April 5 twinbill at Willamette ... Led off next game (against George Fox) with his second round-tripper ... Smacked third home run in two-hit game vs Whitworth ... Six for 12 at plate in Whitworth series with three two-hit games ... Powered 15-10 win over Occidental with three hits, including double, three RBI, two runs scored ... Three hits vs. in non-conference game vs. Puget Sound ... Nine hits (2B, 3B, HR) in 14 trips in four-game series vs. Willamette; also drew two walks, scored four runs, knocked in two ... Had one four-hit game in Willamtte series; was hit by pitch three times in one game vs. Willamette ... Four for six with triple in season-ending twinbill vs. Puget Sound ... Also made seven pitching appearances, starting one game.

Freshman season (2007-08) - Started 21 games in rookie season, hitting .250 ... His 19 hits included four doubles and two triples ... Collected first college hit, a single up the middle, in third at-bat of season opener ... Singled and doubled (also drew base on balls), knocking in two runs in 11-10 win over Occidental ... Doubled twice, scoring two runs, against Central Washington ... Three hits, including double, in five plate appearances against Pacific Lutheran ... Tripled and scored against George Fox ... Hitting leadoff, helped Whitman split a season-ending four-game series with Whitworth, rapping seven hits (including two doubles, one triple) in 14 at-bats.

Prep - Led Bellevue High in RBI as a senior ... Honorable Mention All-KingCo ... Led the Honda of Bellevue Baseball Club (summer league) in hitting with a .403 batting average.

Academics - Majoring in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology ... Pursuing a minor in psychology ... Interned summer 2009 in a radiation biology lab at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Personal - Son of Karl and Anne Korsmo ... Has one younger sister ... President of Whitman's Sigma Chi fraternity ... Favorite MLB team: Seattle Mariners ... Favorite MLB player: Dan Wilson.

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