Bauer will work primarily out of the bullpen, seeing time in long and middle relief as well as duties in the set-up role... Arm bounces back well... Strike thrower with a very quick arm... Very intelligent player... Very adaptable to situation... Has really made improvements to be more consistent... Reminds the coaching staff of former Wildcat starter/reliever Jason Wells (1996-2000), who ranks second in school history with 68 appearances and third with over 250 innings pitched.
during fall drills
Made one relief appearance for the victorious White Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 0-0 record and 4.50 ERA in two innings pitched, allowing one run (one earned) on two hits with a strikeout.
at hutchinson community college (2001-02)
A one-year letterman at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. ... Saw action in the outfield as well as from the mound... Helped the Blue Dragons to a 46-12 overall record, including a 23-9 mark in the Western Division of the Jayhawk Conference... Team finished the season at No. 20 in the final NJCAA poll... Tallied a 3-2 record and 4.37 ERA with one save as a sophomore... Allowed 32 hits in 35 innings pitched with 27 strikeouts and 14 walks... Picked up the decision in a 6-2 win over Seward County at the West Sub-Regional... Also batted .333 with five home runs... Coached by Andy Sawyer... Sawyer is currently an assistant coach at Nebraska, who the Wildcats play on March 21-23.
at buhler high school
A four-year letterman at Buhler High School in Buhler, Kan. ... Four-year starter as a pitcher as well as at shortstop and center field... Twice named first team all-state as an outfielder... Garnered All-Chisolm Trail League honors all four years, including first team accolades as a junior and senior... Named all-league in two positions his senior year - first team as an outfielder and second team as a pitcher... Selected as team most valuable player as a senior... Chosen to play in the All-State Game... Holds school single-season records in stolen bases (22), wins (seven) and strikeouts... Collected a .409 batting average his senior season with 24 RBIs and five home runs... Also posted a 7-1 record from the mound... Struck out a career-high 13 against Andover his senior season... Also lettered in football and soccer... Coached by Brian Moler.
(Full name: Frank Daniel Bauer) was born Nov. 25, 1981, in Hutchinson, Kan. ... He is the son of Tom Bauer and Donna Bauer... Has two brothers, Luke and Sam... Relates that his greatest sports thrill was hitting the game-winning home run against Valley Center in high school... Has a great uncle who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers and once struck out Mickey Mantle... Majoring in business administration.