Scouting Report: Solid relief pitcher who has pitched well in limited action ... adds depth and consistency in bullpen.
2001: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... limited to eight appearances after battling through nagging shoulder injury ... posted a 1-1 record with one save and 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings while striking out six ... earned save in first appearance of season, throwing scoreless ninth inning vs. Wake Forest (2/18) ... pitched 1.1 innings of relief at Troy State (3/2) ... threw one inning of relief at Cincinnati (3/11) ... struck out two batters in two-inning relief outing at UCLA (3/14) ... hurled two scoreless innings at Cal State Northridge (3/17) ... finished game with one scorless inning while striking out one at Valparaiso (3/27) ... earned victory in relief by throwing 2.2 scoreless innings and striking out one at Michigan State (3/31).
2000: Made three appearances, throwing four innings of scoreless relief ... recorded one save ... earned first collegiate save by throwing 2.2 innings, allowing one hit and one walk while fanning two in victory at No. 25 Minnesota in regular-season finale (5/14) ... also made appearances versus Valparaiso (3/22) and vs. IUPUI (4/24).
1999: Was a true walk-on ... posted 2-1 record with 1.80 ERA in three appearances ... struck out six without allowing any walks in five innings before suffering from recurring shoulder problems and receiving a medical redshirt ... tossed perfect inning in first collegiate appearance vs. Princeton (3/15) ... earned first collegiate victory with two-inning, three-strikeout performance against Rider (3/18) ... earned victory in relief and posted two strikeouts in two innings vs. Valparaiso (3/24).
High School: Played two years of varsity baseball and earned all-conference honors both seasons ... compiled 10-5 career record and 3.24 ERA.
Personal: Born Sept. 12, 1980 ... son of Harold and Bev Skripsky ... has one older sister, Kelly ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... aspires to own his own business.
Skripsky?s Career Bests:
Innings Pitched: 2.2, twice, last at Michigan State, 3/31/01
Strikeouts (Innings): 3 (2.0), vs. Rider, 3/18/99
Saves: Two, last vs. Wake Forest (2/18/01)
Began collegiate career by throwing seven consecutive innings without allowing a walk, a span that stretched over five appearances in two seasons (1999-2000).