After an improved sophomore campaign where he saw action in 21 games as a relief, Spencer will be counted on to continue the improvement he made from his freshman to sophomore year... Is coming off arm surgery that limited his playing time during the fall, but has fully recovered.
during fall drills
Did not see action due to recovery from injury.
on my summer vacation
Played for the Clarinda (Iowa) A’s of the M.I.N.K. (Missouri-Iowa-Nebraska-Kansas) League... Helped the team to a 30-25 overall record, including 17-17 mark in league play... Posted a 2-1 record and 5.67 ERA in 11 appearances from the mound... Tallied 21 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched.
as a sophomore (2001)
Saw action in 21 games as a sophomore all as a reliever... His 21 appearances during the season tied Marty Darnell (1987) and Steve Scoville (1990) for the 10th-most appearances in a single-season in school history... Tossed a season-best five innings against Maryland (April 9) and Wichita State (May 1)... Allowed just one hit in two innings of relief against defending NCAA champion LSU on Feb. 10... Turned in a season-best five strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work against Iowa State on March 5... Held the Cyclones hitless in that span with just one walk... Picked up his only save of the season in four innings of work against Centenary on March 20 with a pair of strikeouts... Collected his only win of the season in five innings of relief against Maryland on April 9... Allowed the Terrapins just one run on three hits and tied his season-best with five strikeouts... Struck out a pair of batters and allowed one walk in the Wildcats’ come-from-behind 13-12 win over UCLA on April 22.
as a freshman (2000)
Saw action in 14 games as a true freshman mostly a reliever, but did have two starts from the mound... Held batters to a .277 average... Made his first collegiate appearance at Texas A&M on Feb. 25... Turned in a season-high two strikeouts at Texas Tech on April 1 and at Creighton on April 26...Picked up his first collegiate win against William Woods on April 19... Allowed just one hit and one walk in three innings of work against the Owls... Pitched a season-high 4 1/3 innings against Baylor on May 12.
at urbandale high school
A two-year letterwinner in baseball at Urbandale High School in Urbandale, Iowa... A two-year starter as a pitcher and outfielder... Posted a 4-3 pitching record and a 4.35 ERA and 35 strikeouts as a junior... Recorded a .524 batting average... Coached in baseball by Denny Barton.
(Full name: Spencer Moline Black) was born July 14, 1980, in Des Moines, Iowa … He is the son of Craig and Sarah Black… One of three children, he has two younger brothers, Kellan (18), and Conner (13)... Is planning a major in business administration.