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B.J. Rosenberg
B.J. Rosenberg

RS Senior

Vine Grove, Kentucky

High School:
Meade County HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210





Drafted in the 13th Round by the Phillies
2008 Third Team All-BIG EAST
Completed his brilliant Cardinal career tied for 6th in career appearances (73), 1st in starts (47), 3rd in innings (306.2), 6th in strikeouts (187), tied for 3rd in wins (18) and tied for 7th with nine saves. He tied for 4th on the single season save list with his nine in 2008. Drafted in 13th round by the Phillies. Named third team All-BIG EAST. Sealed the BIG EAST Championship by retiring the final four batters of the win over UC(5/24), including the dramatic strikeout that ended the game for his ninth save of the season. Struck out the side in the seventh to seal a mercy-rule win over Villanova(5/21) in the BE Championship. Picked up saves number seven and eight, sealing the wins in both ends of the doubleheader sweep of Rutgers(5/16) working a scoreless ninth in both wins. Grabbed save number six by inducing a game-ending double play in win at WVU(5/10). Struck out two in an easy 1-2-3 inning against Butler (5/7). Was BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after a win and a save at GU, striking out six in 2.1 innings and picking up save number four on the season, striking out all three batters in a scoreless ninth against WKU(4/30). Fanned four in two perfect innings in win over UC(4/27). Earned his third save with an inning and a third at OSU, fanning the last two batter with the tying run at second. (4/16). Picked up the win over IU(4/15). Worked a scoreless ninth to earn his second save of the season at USF(4/11). Fanned four in four scoreless innings at UK(4/8), working out of a bases-loaded jam with nobody out. Struck out one in a 1-2-3 ninth in win over SJU (4/6). Notched his first career save against Purdue (4/2), striking out two in a hitless ninth. Picked up the win at Pitt(3/30), working as the Cardinal closer. Did not allow an earned run in 2.1 innings and buried a slider into the strike zone for a called third strike on a 3-2 pitch to end the game in the 10th. Set a new Cardinal career record for starts, taking the hill for the 45th time in his career, in a win over XU (3/11). Picked up the win, striking out eight in six innings of one-run baseball against NCA&T(3/2).

2007: Sat out the season with a medical redshirt. Returned to form in Pizza Bowl with three innings of one-hit baseball, striking out five.

2006: Stands at #2 in the Cardinal record books with 42 career starts, including 15 in 2006, tying him for the fifth-highest single season total. He is fourth in career IP (252.1). Battled shoulder soreness all season, posting a team-best six wins to go with a 4.72 ERA. Went 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA in BIG EAST games, limiting opponents to a .249 average. Battled for 5.1 IP to earn win over UCONN (5/24) in BE Championship. Kept the Cards close with five solid innings at #8 Notre Dame, helping the Cards to a 9-6 win in the series finale. Gave up just two runs over seven, taking the hard-luck loss against UC (4/28). Tossed nine innings for the third time on the season, picking up his second complete game win of the season at WVU (4/22). Owned the Hoyas (4/8) allowing a hit and a walk while striking out seven in five shutout innings. Did not allow a baserunner to second and only three balls left the infield. Equalled a career high with nine innings of work against Uconn (4/1), allowing two runs on just three hits and a walk, fanning a season-best seven. Retired the last ten he faced. Picked up the win over Rutgers (3/25) with seven strong innings, scattering five hits and a walk, while striking out six. Allowed just a single unearned run. Earned his first career complete game, scattering nine hits and a walk, giving up two runs in win over Ball State (3/19). Faced just seven over the minimum. Allowed a run on four hits in five innings in win at EKU (3/7). Went 5.2 strong innings against Xavier (2/22).

2005: Spent the entire season as the Cards' number one starter, posting a 5-4 record and a 4.98 ERA in 14 starts, tying him for eighth in Cardinal history. Worked a team-best 85.0 innings. Was 4-3 in C-USA games. Went at least 6.0 innings in 10 of his starts. Earned the win at #24 TCU with 7.1 innings of work, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks. Tallied a career-high nine strikeouts. Logged another quality start allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, fanning six in six innings to earn the win at Houston (4/10). Was brilliant with seven innings of one-run ball, shutting down #1 Tulane (3/25) to earn his second win of the year. Picked up another no decision in a great outing against Miami, twirling 8.0 innings, allowing a pair of runs on five hits and a walk, matching a career-high with eight strikeouts. Was dominant in win over Toledo (2/25) giving up just two runs on three hits and a walk in seven innings. Picked up a no decision, but tossed an impressive seven innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks, striking out four as the opening day starter.

2004: Quickly worked his way into the rotation as a freshman, making 13 starts, including a team-high 10 in C-USA. Earned the win at USF(5/20), twirling 6.1 strong innings. Added another quality start against Houston(5/15), allowing four run in seven innings. Logged a strong effort at ECU(4/25), facing just four over the minimum through five and striking out a career-high eight. Struck out a then career-best six in 6.1 innings against UC, allowing three earned without a walk(3/27). Twirled 6.1 innings in a start against UAB(3/21), allowing two runs on six hits. Had a strong outing against UC(3/14) but did not figure into the decision, allowing just two earned runs in six plus innings, striking out four. Earned a win in his first career start, giving up just one run on five hits and a walk, striking out four Golden Flashes(3/7) in seven innings.

High School: A versatile four-year letter winner for the Green Wave, playing first, third, outfield and pitcher. Named All-Area, All-Region, All-District and was Area Player of the Year runner-up. Hit .368 with eight doubles and 22 RBI. Hit a career high five home runs his junior season. Went 18-11 with three saves and 213 strikeouts in four seasons. Went 6-2 with a 0.88 ERA as a junior, fanning 67.

Personal: Born 9/17/85 in Newport News, Virginia to Jim and Karen Rosenberg. Has one older sister. He is majoring in sport administration with a minor in business administration at Louisville. His biggest thrill in sports was upsetting #1 Tulane his sophomore season, and the miraculous ninth-inning comeback to beat USF and clinch a sweep and a spot in the C-USA tournament. His dad is his greatest influence on him. He enjoys golf, fishing and bowling in his spare time. Transformers is his favorite movie and Baseball Tonight is his favorite television show. He lists John Smoltz as his favorite athlete, and the Braves as his favorite team. Q'Doba and Ramen noodles are his favorite foods along with Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and NutRageous. Smoltz, Nolan Ryan, and Tiger Woods would make up his dream golf foursome. Once went whitewater rafting on a class five rapid in West Virginia. The first home run ever hit off of him was by a girl.

Rosenberg's Career Stats:
Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
2004....  7.18   2-5    17  13   0   0/0     0  77.2  113   72   62   29   46
2005....  4.98   5-4    14  14   0   0/0     0  85.0   91   51   47   25   55
2006....  4.72   6-5    16  15   2   0/1     0  89.2  104   52   47   25   49
2008....  4.80   5-5    26   5   0   0/0     9  54.1   66   32   29   16   62
TOTAL...  5.43  18-19   73  47   2   0/1     9 306.2  374  207  185   95  212

Conference Games only: Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2004.... 6.27 1-4 10 10 0 0/0 0 56.0 76 44 39 24 31 2005.... 6.06 4-3 9 9 0 0/0 0 52.0 65 38 35 19 35 2006.... 3.35 3-2 8 8 1 0/1 0 51.0 47 24 19 14 32 2008.... 4.43 2-2 12 1 0 0/0 5 20.1 28 11 10 7 25 TOTAL... 5.17 10-11 39 28 1 0/1 5 179.1 216 117 103 64 123

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