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21   Mark Sauls
Mark Sauls

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Panama City, FL

High School:
Bay

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
P

Birthdate:
08/08/1984

B/T:
R/R


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2005: Sauls was 6-2 as a starter in 2005... his six wins ranked fifth on the Seminoles' pitching staff...tied his single-season career-high for wins matching his total from the 2004 season when he finished with a 6-4 mark...recorded a 4.18 ERA on the season...allowed two earned runs or less in eight of his 14 starts...pitched five or more innings in eight of his 14 starts...did not allow a single run in three of his four relief appearances...was fifth on the team with 66.2 innings pitched...Florida State was 10-8 during his 18 appearances and 9-5 in his 14 starts in 2005...14 starts was third on the staff with four relief appearances for 18 total trips to the mound...a regular in the Seminoles' weekend rotation with ten of his 14 starts coming on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday...started in eight of the Seminoles' 10 ACC series...started mid-week games against Florida, which came directly before the Clemson series, and beat the Gators as a starter in the first game directly after the Virginia series... tied his career-high with 7.0 innings pitched in an ACC win over Maryland as he allowed only one earned run and four hits to earn his sixth win of the season...allowed only three homeruns and 13 extra base hits in his 18 appearances...of the 64 hits he allowed during the regular season, 51 were singles.

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2004): Started the second-most games of any pitcher on the FSU staff...went 6-4 in over 90 innings of work...one of just two pitchers named to the 2004 All-ACC Tournament Team...team went 11-6 in his 17 starts, the second-best winning percentage on the team... among the team leaders in seven categories...led the team in runners picked off and was second in games started...his winning percentage and six wins ranked him fourth on the staff...he was third in innings pitched, fifth in strikeouts and fourth in batters struck out looking...second in the ACC for wins in conference games. CAPE COD: Named a reserve All-Star while playing with the Hyannis Mets in the summer of 2004...Sauls headlined the trio of staff aces with the Mets, going 3-1 in seven starts with a 1.90 ERA and 38 strikeouts... Sauls combined on two shutouts ...struck out 38 batters and issued just 15 walks... held opposing batters to just a .209 average.

FRESHMAN YEAR (2003): Allowed only one hit in four scoreless innings of work vs. VMI (2/2) to earn his first career victory...got his first start at Stanford (2/9)...picked up win No. 2 against Evansville after working five innings and striking out a career-high eight batters (2/15)...allowed one unearned run on one hit in five innings vs. Appalachian State (2/22) to improve to 3-0 on the season...went just one inning as the starter vs. Charleston Southern in game two of the doubleheader... threw four no-hit innings vs. Siena (3/5) before allowing five runs (one earned) on three hits in the fifth...gave up five runs (two earned) on six hits in 3.2 innings against St. Joseph's (3/11) and took a no-decision...started vs. Jacksonville (4/16) and allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits in a four-inning, no-decision...pitched one scoreless inning of relief vs. Miami (4/26)...earned win number four at Jacksonville (5/6) after throwing five scoreless innings...tied a career-high with eight strikeouts against the Dolphins...started vs. NC State in the ACC Tournament and allowed two runs (no earned runs) on four hits in 3.2 innings...struck out three, but walked a season-high four Wolfpack batters...improved to 5-0 with a win against Rutgers (5/31) in the NCAA Regional, giving up five runs on 10 hits in five innings.

HIGH SCHOOL: Drafted in the third round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins...voted second team All-State following his junior and senior seasons...named pitching MVP as a junior and a senior at Bay High School...voted All-Bay County for three straight seasons (sophomore through senior).

PERSONAL: Born on August 8, 1984...son of Dennis and Anna Sauls...brother Matt played outfield for the Seminoles...major is social science...2005 ACC Honor Roll...fall and spring 2005 Dean's List.

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