MISCELLANEOUS: One of the Patriot League's top relief pitchers ... finesse pitcher with great location ... owns outstanding knowledge of strike zone ... crafty southpaw with ability to make batters chase pitches out of strike zone ... throws well to spots ... boasts sweeping breaking ball and sneaky fastball ... capable of keeping opposing batters off-balance ... hard-nosed competitor with fierce desire to win ... features stingy 3.15 career earned run average to rank tied for 15th on school chart ... valuable weapon coming out of Black Knights' bullpen ... capable of filling myriad of relief roles ... possesses mental makeup to successfully close out games ... able to shoulder heavy workload ... no stranger to pressure situations ... enters final season just eight appearances shy of Academy's career standard ... three-year letterman.
2001: Fashioned solid season out of Black Knights' bullpen ... recorded 2-3 record with three saves ... authored 4.62 earned run average ... allowed 20 hits in 25.1 innings of work ... third on squad in earned run average ... limited opponents to stingy .213 batting average ... held left-handers to microscopic .143 mark ... topped club with 19 appearances, all in relief ... fell just two mound outings shy of single season school record shared by two others ... notched relief victories opposite UMass-Lowell and Lafayette ... yielded only three hits and one earned run during solid four-inning bullpen stint versus Leopards ... struck out five and walked just one in win ... recorded impressive early season relief outing at South Florida ... gave up just three hits across 3.2 shutout innings to garner save versus Bulls ... also saved Army victories over Holy Cross and Navy.
2000: Emerged as one of Patriot League's top relief specialists ... landed spot on conference's second team all-star unit ... registered 4-3 record with two saves and 2.62 earned run average out of Army bullpen ... second among Patriot leaders in both saves (2) and appearances (18) ... latter figure stands just three shy of Academy's single-season mark ... fell nine innings shy of qualifying for league ERA crown ... season-ending figure (2.62) topped circuit ... touched for runs in just six of 18 showings ... worked out of bases-loaded, no-out jam to preserve crucial late-season defeat of Bucknell ... registered other relief wins opposite Memphis, Florida Southern and Temple ... limited left-handers to .216 batting average.
1999: Blossomed into impact player during first year in "Black, Gold and Gray" ... assumed vital role in Black Knights' bullpen during rookie campaign ... registered 11 relief appearances ... posted 1-4 record with team-leading 2.42 earned run average ... allowed only 22 hits across 26.0 innings pitched ... limited opponents to .242 batting average ... flourished in conference play ... yielded just one earned run in 12.1 innngs of Patriot work for stellar 0.73 ERA ... unscored upon during six of 11 appearances ... fired five shutout innings of relief in loss to Fairleigh Dickinson ... turned in finest outing of year during season-ending, extra-inning defeat of Lafayette ... touched for just one run during seven solid relief innings versus Leopards ... earned victory as Army maintained hopes for postseason playoff berth with 12-inning win.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Tom Dotterer at Christian Brothers Academy ... three-time letterman on diamond ... team captain as a senior ... two-time all-league choice ... earned all-county honors final two years as well ... all-state selection as a senior ... established single game league record with 19 strikeouts ... helped squad to Class C state championship as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Given name is Michael Stanley Erwin ... born Dec. 21, 1979, in Syracuse, N.Y. ... parents' names are Denise and Timothy Erwin ... majoring in Economics.