Bucknell University
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32 Connor Van Hoose

Selected in the 8th round (247th overall) by the New York Yankees in the 2018 MLB Draft

Career: Finished 16-13 with a 2.55 ERA ... graduated ranked No. 2 in school history with 238 strikeouts, trailing only Hall-of-Famer Don Richards, who had 354 from 1954-56 ... 11.04 strikeouts per nine innings was also No. 2 behind Richards ... 2.55 ERA is fourth-best in school history ... 16 wins ranked No. 7 all-time.

2018: Turned in one of the finest seasons in Bucknell baseball history ... Patriot League Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-Patriot League selecton ... became the first Bucknell starting pitcher in the Patriot League era to be a two-time First Team honoree ... two-time Patriot League Pitcher of the Week ... on Apr. 21 vs. Lehigh pitched the fifth no-hitter in Bucknell history ... named NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week following that performance ... made 12 starts and went 8-4 with a 2.36 ERA ... in Patriot League play went 6-1 with a miniscule 0.57 ERA, while holding opposing hitters to a .151 average ... in his seven starts in PL play, allowed only 24 hits, and 22 were singles ... for the full season, struck out 108 batters, third-most in school history and the most since Don Richards in the mid-1950s ... opponents hit only .201 against him with only 12 extra-base hits ... led the nation with six complete games ... ranked 11th nationally and first in the Patriot League with 12.73 strikeouts per nine innings ... that figure was second-best in school history ... allowed 0 or 1 earned run in nine of his 12 starts ... allowed three hits or fewer in five of his starts ... six double-digit strikeout performancesm with a high of 14 over six innings in a win at Army ... allowed just one run on three hits with nine strikeouts in six innings at Duke ... pitched a complete-game two-hitter with 12 strikeouts at Holy Cross, which was one game before the no-hitter vs. Lehigh ... took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at home against Army but lost the game 1-0 ... bounced back to beat the Patriot League-champion Black Knights twice at West Point, including a nine-inning complete game with 11 strikeouts in game one of the Patriot League Tournament semifinal series ... named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Unanimous First Team All-Patriot League pitcher ... named to All-ECAC Second Team and ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team accolades ... 6-6 with a 2.28 ERA in 13 starts ... led the team and the Patriot League in ERA, innings pitched (83.0) and strikeouts (97) ... his strikeouts were the second-most in a single season in school history ... season-high 12 came in a win over Massachusetts ... limited hitters to a .218 batting average, best in the league ... team's No. 1 starter ... finished 3-2 with a 1.87 ERA and 41 strikeouts vs. Patriot League opponents ... league wins came against Lehigh, Lafayette and Navy ... tossed four complete games, including a shutout at Navy, earning Patriot League Pitcher of the Week honors  ... allowed two earned runs in 16.1 IP in the Patriot League Tournament, including eight perfect innings ... threw a three-hitter against Navy in the Patriot League Semifinal Series ... limited right-handed hitters to a .181 batting average.      

2016: Started five games and came out of the bullpen four times ... missed most of the month of March due to injury ... started Saturday game two twice during Patriot League play (vs. Holy Cross, vs. Navy) ... allowed nine hits in 12.2 innings vs. Patriot League opponents during regular season ... finished season 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 28.0 innings ... struck out 25 hitters ... allowed just 24 hits ... four outings with at least four strikeouts ... limited right-handed hitters to a .233 batting average ... earned first career save in 5-3 win at Lafayette. 

2015: Relief pitcher who was 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings over five appearances ... recorded eight strikeouts ... did not allow a run over final four outings (5.0 IP) ... yielded just four hits over final four appearances ... made two appearances against Patriot Leauge opponents ... also came out of the bullpen twice against Penn State.

High School: Graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 2014 … earned three letters in baseball and four in hockey … team captain as a senior … First Team All WCAC pitcher (2014) … DC All-Star (2014) … lead team in wins, ERA, and home runs senior year … played with Virginia Shamrocks.

Personal: Samuel Connor Van Hoose … born Feb 1, 1996 in Alexandria, Virginia … son of Todd and Mary Van Hoose … has an older sister, Kendall … father played baseball at University of Kentucky … majoring in political science.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: Gonzaga College High School
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