Curfman’s ERA drops like a 12-to-6 curveball for Northern State

April 24, 2019
Cody Curfman baseball

Cody Curfman

When it comes to the Northern State University player who has improved the most this season, it’s tough to beat Cody Curfman’s comeback.

The junior right-hander has massively improved his mount presence since early March as his ERA has dropped like a 12-to-6 curveball, falling from double digits all the way to 3.15.

Whether it’s the Most Improved Player Award or Comeback Player of the Year, Curfman deserves to have his name on a plaque.

He has emerged as the NCAA D2 team’s No. 2 starter as he leads the team with 47 strikeouts, ranks second with 45.2 innings and third with three wins.

He had a dumpster fire of a debut on March 2 after giving up 5 runs in just 2 innings for a 22.50 ERA.

Since then, though, he’s lowered his ERA in eight straight outings: 22.50 to 7.71 to 7.56 to 6.39 to 5.94 to 4.50 to 3.48 to 3.32 to 3.15.

That’s some serious steam.

Curfman has been especially excellent over his last four starts as he’s gone 7+ innings in all four and earned 7+ strikeouts in all four.

In his most recent appearance, he struck out a career-high 11 batters in a 10-3 win over Bemidji State.