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In honor of being named Big XII Freshman of the Year, we present statistical proof of how awesome Chance Ruffin's freshman year has been (click on the story's title for the full story).

Year Player   Age ERA W-L GS IP H H/9 R ER BB SO K:BB AB B/Avg
2002 Justin  Simmons So. 2.52 16-1 20 128.1 106 7.44 41 36 39 80 2.05 471 0.225
2003 J.P. Howell So. 2.52 10-2 19 114.1 97 7.65 41 32 43 105 2.44 421 0.23
2004 J.P. Howell Jr. 2.13 15-2 20 135.1 90 5.99 45 32 53 166 3.13 478 0.188
2005 Kenn Kasparek Fr. 2.1 8-0 12 73 53 6.53 21 17 31 46 1.48 248 0.214
2006 Kyle McCulloch Jr. 3.61 8-5 18 109.2 113 9.31 59 44 32 82 2.57 421 0.268
2007 Adrian Alaniz Jr. 2.59 12-3 16 104.1 81 7 34 30 31 91 2.95 377 0.215
2008 Chance Ruffin Fr. 1.84 7-3 8 63.2 43 6.12 19 13 19 61 3.21 228 0.184

In addition to his season statistics, consider:

  • He has a 10-inning no-decision
  • He has arguably the most important start of the season, his Sunday start to salvage a game at Mizzou and set himself as a team leader
  • His numbers as a starter (below) are even better than his numbers on the season as a whole.
  • IP

    H

    H/9

    R

    ER

    ERA

    K

    K/9

    45.2

    30

    5.97

    8

    7

    1.39

    40

    7.96

    The only regret is that he didn't get enough starts for a true comparison to other Longhorn greats be made. Either way, Texas gets this guy for two more years, and winning in the postseason is much easier with a Friday starter like him.

    Additionally, Jordan Danks and Ruffin made All-Big 12 Second Team, and Brandon Belt, Preston Clark, Cole Green, David Hernandez, Russell Moldenhauer, Cameron Rupp, Kyle Russell, and Michael Torres made Honorable Mention.