Underwent shoulder surgery in the off-season, but is expected to be in the pitching mix this year...is tied for third in single-season appearances at SIU.
2006: Earned honorable mention all-MVC honors...led SIU with six saves, ranked second in appearances and tied a team-high six wins...went 6-1 with a 3.64 ERA in 29 relief appearances...struck out 22 and walked eight in 29.2 innings...held the best record of any pitcher on the team who appeared in 14 or more games...also allowed the fewest walks and ranked second in ERA among that group...went without allowing an earned run in 23 of his outings...went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and four saves in five consecutive relief appearances from Feb. 23-Mar. 3...tied for fifth in the Valley in saves and ranked fourth in appearances...his 29 appearances tied for third in a single-season at SIU...went 1-0 with five strikeouts and a save in 11 Valley games.
Pre-SIU: Spent two years at Olney Community College, where he appeared in 20 games, struck out 20 and earned 14 saves, while boasting a 1.81 ERA...his freshman year was cut short due to Tommy John surgery...two-time all-conference pick at East Richland High School.
Personal: Full name is James Dusty Baker...majors in Marketing...born June 7, 1984...son of Jim and Sherri Baker.
Last Updated January 31, 2007
Dusty Baker's Career Statistics at SIU
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|Baseball||Fort Worth, Texas||6:30 PM|
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