|Title:||Class of 2011|
Chad Cosby ’03 finished four years of baseball as the winningest pitcher in Lancer history, sporting an overall record of 25-4. The right-hander also fanned 218 batters in 223.2 innings and 16 of his 30 starts were for complete games. His strikeouts are the most all-time and he is an inning off from being the school-record holder in the category.
As a sophomore in 2001, Chad finished with a 6-2 record with 71 strikeouts in 61 innings, and led the Lancers to a third appearance in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament, punching out nine in a complete-game victory over Springfield College in the semifinals. He finished with the third-highest strikeout total in the school record book.
In 2002, Chad tied for second in the NCAA Division III in victories with an 11-2 record, helping the Lancers capture the conference regular season and tournament titles. Leading the team to its first NCAA Baseball Tournament appearance since 1983, he fanned eight batters in a victory over defending champion Bridgewater State in the MASCAC Tournament Semifinals.
Chad posted a perfect 7-0 mark in 2003, finish with a staggering 0.96 Earned Run Average, allowing six earned runs in 56 innings. In addition to striking out 70 batters for the best total in the conference, he was the Division III Statistical Champion for having the best ERA in the nation. He also earned National Collegiate Baseball Writer Player of the Week honors for tossing an eight-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a victory over Framingham State.
Chad earned nods to the All-New England squad in 2002 and 2003 as a Second-Team honoree, a pair of selections on the All-MASCAC Team, including First-Team accolades in 2003 and the Worcester State Senior Male Athlete Award in his senior year. He was also one of six pitchers in New England to receive All-ECAC regional accolades in a vote by the region’s six head coaches in 2003.