Spink pride of Seattle U. bullpen (Baseball)

May 8, 2011
Conor Spink

Starting pitchers inevitably tire. When they do at Seattle University, Conor Spink of Eagle River is there to pick them up.

The senior relief pitcher leads the Redhawks with 24 appearances in 42 games, one of the bright spots in a frustrating 18-24 season.

Spink, of Chugiak High fame, is fourth on the team in innings with 40.2, first among pitchers who haven’t started a game.

The righty sports a career-best 2.88 ERA and a 3-2 record with one save.

He nearly averages a strikeout per inning (36 in 40) while walking just 14 out of 169 batters.