1999: One of four UVa pitchers with more strike outs than innings pitched ... Allowed no earned runs on two hits with two walks and a career-high 12 strike outs through five and two-thirds innings Feb. 20 against Penn State
for his first win of the season ... Enjoyed a stretch in that game during
which he struck out eight of nine batters and retired 11 straight ...
Picked up the win March 6 against Rhode Island, tossing a career-high eight
innings and allowing four earned runs on five hits with eight strike outs
... Pitched four innings of scoreless relief April 2 against Georgia Tech
... Suffered a tough-luck loss May 1 at Clemson, allowing only one hit and
striking out five in three and two-thirds innings of work ... Notched his
first save of the season on May 15 at James Madison, pitching three
scoreless innings with three strike outs to close the game.
1998: One of the Cavaliers' top pitchers, both as a starter and in relief ... Had a 6-4
record with a 3.48 earned run average and 93 strikeouts in 72.1 innings ...
Led the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings at 11.57, while ranking 16th in
the nation ... Ranked seventh in the ACC in earned run average ... His 93
strikeouts on the season are the sixth-highest single-season total in
school history ... Allowed only two runs on four hits in six innings of work
against Maryland in the ACC Tournament ... Earned victory at VCU, tossing six
shutout innings of relief and allowing only two hits while striking out
nine ... Tossed five innings in opener against Wake Forest, allowing only two
runs on three hits ... Picked up victory in second game with St. John's,
striking out eight while allowing only one run on four hits in 7.2 innings
... Took a tough loss in relief in opener against Clemson, striking out four
in two innings while allowing no hits and no earned runs ... Earned a save in
final game against North Carolina, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings while
allowing only one hit and striking out five ... Struck out eight in 6.1
innings against Old Dominion ... Picked up the win against Coppin State,
striking out eight in four scoreless innings while allowing only one hit ...
Defeated Liberty in his first start of the season, allowing only three
earned runs and five hits in seven innings while striking out a career-high
10 batters ... Tossed one shutout inning in opener at Georgia Tech ... Earned
victory in first game against William & Mary, throwing 2.1 innings of
perfect relief with four strikeouts ... Picked up a save in the second game
against Seton Hall, throwing three shutout innings and striking out five ...
Earned win in second game against Penn State, throwing 3.2 innings without
allowing a hit or a run and striking out five.
1997: Saw action both as a starter and in relief ... Had a 3-1 record with a 3.82 ERA and 21 strikeouts ... Picked up the victory against Coppin State, allowing only three hits and no earned runs in six-plus innings ... Earned the victory in the Howard game, throwing five scoreless innings of no-hit ball ... Picked up the win against Norfolk State, allowing two runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings while
striking out six ... Threw three innings against Seton Hall, allowing one hit
and no earned runs while striking out three ... Pitched one perfect inning at
William & Mary.
Prep & Personal: Went 5-0 with 70 strike outs as a senior ... batted .390 with 18 RBI ... led team to 1996 conference title ... a
two-time conference MVP ... twice named All-Western Pennsylvania ... three-time all-conference selection ... also named first-team all-conference in football ... born Dec. 24, 1977 in Portland, Ore.
Shrout's Career Statistics
Year ERA G-GS W-L SV CG-SH IP H R ER K BB HB WP Avg
1997 3.82 13-6 3-1 0 0-0 33.0 23 19 14 21 22 4 7 .195
1998 3.48 18-8 6-4 2 0-0 72.1 55 34 28 93 39 0 15 .206
1999 4.53 15-6 2-4 1 0-0 57.2 58 35 29 58 32 3 8 .270
Career 3.92 46-20 11-9 3 0-0 163.0 136 88 71 172 93 7 30 .227