34 Sam Murray
34 Sam Murray
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Year: 2012
Hometown: Walpole, Mass.
High School: Walpole
Position: LHP
Major: Business
Bats/Throws: R/L


NEIBA All-New England: 2nd Team (2010)
All Conference: 1st Team (2010)
GNAC Pitcher of the Year (2010)
All Tournament Team (2010)
ECAC Pitcher of the Week: 4/20/10
ECAC Second Team (2010)
GNAC Pitcher of the Week: 3/23/10, 4/19/10
GNAC Honor Roll: 3/15/10, 4/12/10

2012: Appeared in four games with one start while battling through injuries as a senior…went 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA…fanned four and walked one in 6.2 innings…earned the victory after fanning three while allowing two runs off four hits in four innings against Daniel Webster College on April 21st…yielded one hit in an inning of relief versus Gordon College on May 1st…closed his collegiate career with a 3.51 ERA and a 13-4 record over 28 appearances, 23 being starts…struck out 77 while walking just 19 in 125.2 innings over four seasons. 

2011: Appeared in eight games with seven starts…posted a 4.59 ERA with a 2-1 record…logged 33.1 innings with 17 K’s and just three walks…ranked third on the staff in games started…tossed a gem in his first start of the season, holding Curry College to just two hits while fanning two in seven innings in the Monks’ 2011 opener on March 13th…improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing four runs off five hits with five strikeouts over seven frames…worked three scoreless innings versus Emerson College on April 18th…fanned four batters in 3.1 frames against Daniel Webster College on April 22nd…scattered eight hits and allowed three runs with a pair of punch-outs against eventual regional champion Western New England College in the NCAA Tournament on May 19th…heads into his senior season as the Monks’ all-time leader in fewest walks per nine innings (1.36) and currently ranks sixth all-time in WHIP (1.26).

2010: Made 10 starts on the mound for the Monks…emerged as the Monks’ ace…posted a 7-2 record with a 2.45 ERA and 35 K’s – against jus seven walks – in 58.2 innings…led the staff in starts, complete games (5), shutouts (2) and walks per nine innings (1.07)…tied for the team lead in wins and ranked second in innings pitched…ranked ninth in NCAA DIII Baseball in walks per nine innings…tied for the GNAC lead in wins with teammate Pat Moran and ranked second in the conference in ERA…allowed more than one earned run in just three starts all year…tossed his first collegiate shutout with four K’s and six hits allowed against St. Joseph’s (LI) on March 21st…after a no-decision outing against Suffolk on March 28th, he went on to win six straight starts with victories over JWU, Emerson, Albertus Magnus, Norwich, Suffolk and MIT…allowed just four earned runs during the win streak, which included a span of 28.2 innings where he did not yield a free pass…fanned a career high six batters against Emerson on April 11th...tossed a gem against Suffolk in a GNAC Tournament semifinal win on May 1st...scattered seven hits with five K’s and one earned run allowed against the Rams that day…named to the GNAC All-Tournament Team for his efforts…named GNAC Pitcher of the Week twice during the year and earned ECAC Pitcher of the Week honors on April 20th…selected as the GNAC Pitcher of the Year and earned First Team All-GNAC honors…also earned ECAC Second Team and NEIBA Second Team accolades following the season…named as the Monks’ Pitcher of the Year.

2009: Appeared in six games with five starts...posted a 4.00 ERA with a 3-1 record and 21 K's in 27 innings...allowed just eight walks...did not surrender a home run as a rookie...notched his first NCAA victory after allowing five hits and one earned run with five K's in five innings against SUNY-Cobleskill on March 14th...tossed 3 2/3 of three-hit relief with four strikeouts against JWU on March 29th to earn his second win...allowed one earned run, six hits and two walks with five K's against Thomas on April 14th in his final appearance of the season.

High School: Played baseball for Bill Tompkins at Walpole High School, making the Division 1 South tournament every year...selected as a team captain his senior year...garnered Bay State League First Team All-Star, Daily News Transcript Player of the Year and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior... went 8-2 with a 0.94 ERA, 82 K and just 4 walks in 83 innings and also led the team in batting his senior year...tossed 70 innings with a 10-0 record, a 0.75 ERA and 65 K's for Walpole Legion Post 104.

Personal: Steven Anthony Murray, born on February 15, 1990...son of Steven and Marion Murray...majoring in Business.