Tom Koehler Earns Trip To Southern League All-Star Game

Tom Koehler '08
 
Tom Koehler '08
 
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July 6, 2010

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Former Stony Brook University baseball player Tom Koehler '08 has been selected to the Southern League All-Star game, it was recently announced. Koehler is 10-1 with a 3.21 ERA in 92.2 innings pitched for the Jacksonville Suns, the Double-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins.

Koehler has struck out 74 batters and his 10 wins lead the Southern League. The All-Star game will be held on Monday, July 12 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Drafted by the Marlins in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Koehler was promoted to the Suns in April. Last season, he went 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA in six starts for the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Advanced-A Florida State League.

A two-time, All-America East second team selection, Koehler went 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 starts for the Seawolves as a senior. He also led the America East in innings pitched (93.1) and strikeouts (111) and ranked 19th in the nation with 10.71 strike outs per nine innings.

Koehler finished his four-year Stony Brook career second in program history in innings pitched (293.1) and third in strikeouts (297). The Seawolves have had 32 players sign professional contracts under head coach Matt Senk including 23 since the program jumped to Division I in 2000.