Emergence as SIU's closer has been nothing shy of spectacular...took over the role when left-hander Eric Haberer became the Dawgs' ace a year ago...out pitch is a plus slider...has also been used as a starter in his Saluki career.
Named first-team all-MVC...led the Valley and ranked 17th in the nation with 11 saves...his 11 saves added to a career-total of 12 which rank second in school history behind Al Levine, who registered 19 from 1990-91...those 11 saves also rank second behind Levine (13; 1990) for most in a single season...averaged 1.4 strikeouts in a team-leading 26 appearances...topped the Salukis with a 5-1 record, as his five wins tied with Jason Chavez for the second-most on the team behind Haberer's six...struck out a third-best 36 batters to 14 walks in 37.1 relief innings...helped preserve a 1-0 shutout by retiring the last three batters of the game at Northern Iowa on May 22...struck out three straight batters between the eighth and ninth innings against UW-Milwaukee on May 15...would polish off the series against UWM with six Ks in 4.1 innings...struck out the side en route to his first save of the season against SE Missouri State on Mar. 23...struck out three more batters in two innings to get the first-ever save at SMS' Hammons Field Apr. 2...registered 12 strikeouts, including three in four of six appearances to end of the year...threw a career-high 5.1 scoreless innings from Apr. 21 to May 7.
Started in five of his nine appearances...at one time, was among the starting rotation...went 1-3 with a 5.22 ERA...struck out 21 batters to 11 walks in 29.1 innings...made four relief appearances, where he fanned six batters and issued one walk in 5.2 innings...struck out three batters in five scoreless innings en route to the first win of his career against Central Michigan (Mar. 15).
Went 0-5 in 13 appearances...posted a 6.55 ERA...threw 22 innings and struck out 18 batters...allowed 27 hits and was touched for 16 earned runs...struck out a season-best four batters against Creighton (Mar. 30).
Three-time all-conference and two-time all-area pick at Oak Forest High School...garnered all-state honors and was named SICA Pitcher-of-the-Year...boasted a sparkling 0.79 ERA as a senior...struck out 20 batters in one game and earned Chicago Tribune Player-of-the-Week honors...went 8-2 as a junior and recorded 100 strikeouts as a sophomore...helped his team win three straight regional titles from 1999-2001...finished prep career with an 11-2 record and 0.49 ERA en route to second-team Chicago Tribune all-state laurels.
Full name is Andrew William Weber...majors in Marketing...born Feb. 13, 1983...son of Rick and Lora Weber...has one sister, Michelle.
Andrew Weber's Career Statistics
|Tuesday, Apr 15|
|Baseball||Carbondale, Ill.||W, 16-5||Live Stats|
|Wednesday, Apr 16|
|Baseball||Carbondale, Ill.||4:30 PM||Live Stats|
|Friday, Apr 18|
|Baseball||Wichita, Kan.||6:30 PM|
|Saturday, Apr 19|
|Baseball||Wichita, Kan.||2:00 PM|
|Sunday, Apr 20|
|Baseball||Wichita, Kan.||1:00 PM|
|Tuesday, Apr 22|
|Baseball||Carbondale, Ill.||5:00 PM||Live Stats|
|Friday, Apr 25|
|Baseball||Normal, Ill.||6:00 PM|
|Saturday, Apr 26|
|Baseball||Normal, Ill.||2:00 PM|
|Sunday, Apr 27|
|Baseball||Normal, Ill.||1:00 PM|
|Tuesday, Apr 29|
|Baseball||Champaign, Ill.||6:00 PM|