Missed season due to injury.
Took the mound in 18 games, tops on the team ... was 3-2 with a 6.68 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 32.1 innings ... appeared in 11 Big Ten games, going 1-1 with an ERA of 5.16 ... threw 1.1 innings of hitless ball against Cal State-Northridge (2/28), striking out one ... tossed 2.1 shutout innings against Xavier (4/24), and followed that with 0.2 innings of shutout relief against Ohio State (4/26) ... did not allow an earned run in 4.1 innings vs. Ohio State (4/27), striking out three while yielding one unearned run ... pitched back-to-back 1.1-inning outings against Minnesota (5/4 and 5/5) without allowing a run or hit ... hurled 1.1 innings of hitless baseball vs. Indiana (5/14).
Pitched for the Outer Banks Daredevils of the Coastal Plain League ... posted a 4.71 ERA ... struck out 18 and walked only 11 in 28.2 innings pitched.
Redshirted after transferring from Baldwin Wallace College.
Pitched one season at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio ... posted 7-2 record with 2.02 ERA ... appeared in 12 games, making eight starts ... recorded two saves ... threw 57.1 innings, allowing 51 hits and just 13 earned runs ... struck out 44 batters and walked 22 ... earned second-team Ohio Athletic Conference accolades.
Played four years of baseball at Lakewood High School ... named first-team all-conference and Greater Cleveland all-star as senior ... played four years of football and two years of basketball ... was first-team all-conference football selection during senior season ... was a member of National Honor Society.
Brian Gregory Karpel was born on June 15, 1981, in Fairview, Ohio ... son of Joseph and Florence Karpel ... has two sisters, Kelly and Stacy, and one brother, Joseph ... is majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.