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Evan Sperling

RHP
Position
6'5''
Height
215 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
R/R
B/T
Poquoson, Va.
Hometown
Grafton
High School

2020
• Appeared in four games, all in relief
• Totaled three innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out two batters
• Did not allow an earned run in three of his four outings
• Against Dartmouth on Feb. 28 pitched 1.1 of scoreless relief and struck out a pair

2019
• Listed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Appeared in 12 games and made three starts on the mound
• Fanned 24 batters in 16.2 innings pitched
• His first start of the season was Virginia’s home opener against VMI on Feb. 19 where he struck out nine batters in four innings of work
• Had a run of four-straight relief appearances from March 26 – April 14 in which he did not allow a run, a span of five innings
• All 14 runs he surrendered came in three outings – William & Mary (Feb. 26), Liberty (March 13) and Florida State (April 18)

2018
• Made five starts, serving primarily as the team’s Sunday starter until suffering injury
• Logged 29.2 innings pitched and struck out 43 batters while walking only 13
• Held an ERA of 1.96 over his first four starts of the season (23.0 IP – 5 ER)
• Won his first two starts of the year (11.0 IP – 0 ER) —  against Rice (2/18) and Eastern Kentucky (2/25)
• Credited with a combined shutout, the first of his career, against Rice in which allowed one hit over six innings while striking out nine
• In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Duke, struck out a career-high 12 batters in 6.1 innings pitched
• Made relief appearances against Richmond on May 15 (1 IP) and at Wake Forest on May 19 (2.0 IP)

2017
· Pitched in 15 games, including 10 starts
· Made four starts in ACC play
· Recorded three straight quality starts to begin his college career
· Worked at least six innings and earned win in each of his first three starts
· Opposing batters hit just .204 against him, but issued 30 walks in 38 1/3 innings
· Struck out season-high nine batters over seven innings in win over La Salle (3/4)
· Fired six innings, allowing three runs and five hits, in win over Rutgers (2/25)
· Allowed just an unearned run, two hits and two walks in his first UVA start against The Citadel (2/18)

2016
· Did not compete (redshirt season)

GRAFTON HS
· 2014 and 2015 All-Conference 19 selection, both as pitcher and first baseman
· Was 2015 First-Team Class 5A All-State selection as first baseman as senior
· Also was a two-time all-region honoree
· Was 18-9 with two saves during high school career
· Went 3-3 with 53 strikeouts in 35 innings his senior year; also hit .420 with three homers, five doubles and 31 RBI
· Was 9-2 during junior season
· Coached by Matt Lewellen
· Named 2015 Peninsula Sports Club Most Outstanding High School Athlete
· Three-time Grafton High School Athlete of the Year
· Also played four years of basketball (forward) and two seasons of football (quarterback)
· Averaged 19.5 points and 15 rebounds per game his senior year after averaging 14.2 ppg and 12 rpg his junior season
· Was Conference 19 Player of the Year and First-Team Class 4A All-State his senior year
· Was First-Team All-Conference 19 and an all-region honoree his junior and senior seasons
· Played travel team baseball with EvoShield Canes

PERSONAL
· Parents are Ron and Gigi Sperling
· Born in Santa Maria, Calif.