Texas A&M Baseball: Cornell preview, predictions, and how to watch

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Cornell pitching

The Big Red only return three starting pitchers who saw significant action in 2017.

Senior Tommy Morris finished 2017 with a 2-2 record and 4.60 ERA. The right-hander only appeared in six games, but pitched 31.1 innings, good for third on the team. He struck out 10 and walked 15 in those innings, and limited batters to a .280 average.

Sophomore Jeb Bemiss also returns to the mound for the Big Red in 2017. Like Morris, Bemiss is a righty. As a freshman he went 1-2 in 13 appearances, with two saves.  Bemiss walked 12 and struck out 12 in 2017 while giving up 29 hits and five homeruns.

The final returning pitcher with significant experience who is back in 2018 is senior Tim Willittes. The righty went 4-3 in 10 appearances with a 6.12 ERA. He allowed 64 hits, the most of any Cornell pitcher in 2017, but he also struck out 34. Opposing batters hit .308 with seven homeruns against Willittes in 2017.

Out of the bullpen the Big Red only lost Rob Pannullo, who only made two appearances last season. LHP Nick Cintron and RHPs Adam Saks, John Natoli, and Colby Wyatt all look to make appearances in relief this weekend.