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