Golden Spikes Spotlight: EKU’s Aaron Ochsenbein
Eastern Kentucky’s Aaron Ochsenbein has been one of the most dominant closers in college baseball this year. In 23 appearances, the fifth-year senior righthander is 4-1, 0.46 with seven saves and a dazzling 63-10 K-BB mark in 39.1 innings. He’s given up just two runs all season, and he had yielded just one run through the first 10 weeks.
“He’s as dominant as I’ve seen — and I coached Marcus Stroman, but he’s as dominant as I’ve seen every time out,” said Eastern Kentucky coach Edwin Thompson, who coached Stroman at Duke. “Doesn’t matter who we’ve played — Louisville, Kentucky, Boston College — he’s been that dominant. And obviously it’s comfortable to have that at the back of the game.”
Ochsenbein’s emergence as a shutdown closer was a long, gradual process that kicked into overdrive over the last year. …