Described as the “clear-cut” No. 1 pitcher for the Wildcats, he was named the 48th-best senior prospect by Baseball America in their spring issue... Has the necessary attitude that goes with being the staff’s top pitcher... He has emerged as a work-horse and warrior that added a fourth pitch during the fall... Has improved his command and has a better understanding of his mechanics.
during fall drills
Started two games from the mound for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 1-1 record and staff-best 1.50 ERA with one complete game... Led the team across the board in pitching, including innings pitched (12.0) and strikeouts (15)... Held opposing batters to a .225 average... Pitched a seven-inning complete game in the fourth game of the series, allowing one unearned run on five hits with 11 strikeouts... Picked up the decision in the 13-6 exhibition win over the Ontario Blue Jays on Oct. 13... Allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts in three innings of work.
at augustana college (1999-2001)
A three-year letterwinner as a starting pitcher at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. ... Drafted in the 38th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft... Ranks among the top-10 in five categories in school history, including fifth in career innings pitched (140) and sixth in career strikeouts (99)... Also places fourth in innings pitched in a season (61) and fifth in strikeouts in a season (44), while he ranks second for strikeouts in a game with 16... In his three-year career, he compiled a 7-15 record and 4.82 ERA in 26 appearances and 21 starts with 13 complete games and one shutout... Helped the team to a 21-27 overall record in 2001, marking just the fifth time Augustana has posted 20 or more wins in a season... Compiled a 2-6 record and 3.36 ERA in nine starts as a junior with five complete games... Tallied 40 strikeouts in 59.0 innings pitched and held opposing batters to a .255 average... Selected as a team captain... Named the North Central Conference (NCC) Pitcher of the Week on April 30 after posting wins over South Dakota State and North Dakota State... Yielded one earned run in a total of 14 innings of work with 10 strikeouts... Helped the Vikings to a school-record 31 wins in 2000 and to a regional ranking for the first time in school history... Posted a 5-4 record and 4.57 ERA as the team’s No. 1 starter in nine starts as a sophomore with seven complete games... Registered 44 strikeouts in 61.0 innings pitched and held opposing batters to a .224 average... Earned Louisville Slugger TPX National and North Central Conference Player of the Week honors on March 12 after he tossed the first perfect game and fourth no-hitter in school history in a 16-strikeout performance against Minnesota-Crookston... Also saw action as a outfielder... Tallied a .344 batting average in 31 games with 24 runs scored on 32 hits and 21 RBIs... Collected 11 extra-base hits, including three home runs... Went 5-for-6 in stolen base attempts... Compiled a .548 slugging percentage and .456 on-base percentage... Turned in a 0-5 record and 7.70 ERA as a true freshman in three starts with one complete game... Also posted a pair of saves... Coached by Brett McCabe... McCabe is currently an assistant coach at the University of Kansas.
at madison high school/air academy
A one-year letterwinner in baseball at Madison High School in Madison, S.D. ... A one-year starter as a pitcher... Moved to Madison in the middle of his senior season after spending the previous three years as a letterwinner and starting pitcher at the Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Named to the Colorado Springs Metro League All-Area team as a junior in 1997... Selected to the Colorado Academic All-State team... Lettered in basketball... Coached by Brian Sherman.
(Full name: Ross David Hawley) was born Dec. 14, 1979, in Wentworth, S.D. … He is the son of Dr. Tom and Debbie Hawley... Father, Tom, is a professor and Dean of the School of Education at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.... The youngest of three children, Ross has an older sister, Melissa (24), and an identical twin brother, Ryan (21)... Brother, Ryan, is also on the Kansas State team... Believed to be the second set of identical twin brothers to play at Kansas State, following Tim and Pat Hertzel (1997-99)... Is planning a major in social science.