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    Wade Korpi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lake Worth, FL

    High School:
    Santaluces

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 190

    Position:
    Lefthanded Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    03/10/1986

    Bats/Throws:
    R/L


    04/14/2014

    Baseball Jumps Back Into Action This Week At Michigan State And Toledo

    The Irish are riding an eight-game non-conference win streak heading into East Lansing, Mich., Tuesday and Toledo, Ohio Wednesday.

    05/19/2013

    Irish Baseball Open 2013 BIG EAST Tournament As No. 7 Seed

    Notre Dame faces No. 2 seed Seton Hall 1 p.m. Wednesday

  • Wade Korpi 2007 game-by-game stats (updated regularly)

  • Wade Korpi feature story from Irish Eyes (Feb. 10, 2007)

  • Wade Korpi summer diary (Aug. 27, 2006)

  • Wade Korpi final 2006 game-by-game stats

    Veteran lefthander who will be looking to rediscover the dominating form of his sophomore season, when he compiled a 2.00 ERA as team's top midweek starter ... struggled with his consistency the following season while being tried in the 2007 weekend rotation ... appears poised for a big comeback season, after an impressive string of pitching stints during 2007 fall workouts ... a classic finesse lefthander who commands the strike zone with all three of his pitches, highlighted by a tough changeup that has drawn the attention of big-league scouts ... a strike thrower with tremendous moxy on the mound and ability to lead with his fastball, curve or changeup ... a hard worker and very coachable player, with great attitude in daily approach ... a quick worker who does excellent job controlling the running game ... crafty pitcher who knows how to set up hitters and able to repeat his delivery on consistent basis ... reported for sophomore year (fall of '06) in tremendous condition and with renewed command of the strike zone ... a polished lefthander who ranked among the best prep pitchers in the southeast while starring at Santaluces High School ... product of strong youth-baseball area ... enters senior season with a 3.61 career ERA and 12-10 record, plus 169 strikeouts, 87 walks and 184 hits allowed (.261 opp. batting avg.) in 45 appearances (31 starts) and 184.1 innings (16 hit batters, 8 wild pitches, 8 home runs allowed) ... averaging 8.25 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched in his career ... had three 11-K games in 2006 season, joining current big-leaguer Aaron Heilman (5; '98-'01) as only Notre Dame pitchers ever to post 11-plus Ks in three of more career games ... Heilman (7), Danny Tamayo (5; '98, '00-'01) and LHP Tim Kalita (4; '97-'99) are only ND pitchers with more than three doubledigit K games in their careers ... played three summers ('05- '07) with the Staunton (Va.) Braves of the wood-bat Valley League ...posted 3.52 ERA with Staunton in 2007 (3-3, 8 GS 46 IP, 36 H/.211 opp. avg., 18 BB, HB, 2 WP, 49 Ks) ... led Braves on spirited charge to 2006 Valley League championship series (Staunton lost to the Luray Wranglers in final game of five-game series) ... his '06 summer included leading staff in ERA (1.43), wins (3-3; limited run support) and low opp. batting (.209), also ranking third on staff in Ks (49) and innings (50.1, also had 32 BB, 38 H, 9 WP, 0 HB in 10 GP/9 GS) ... his ERA was well below the staff mark (4.07) while the '06 Staunton offense hit only .254 and averaged 4.5 runs/gm in that 21-31 season ... also played in summer of '05 with Staunton (4.67, 3-3, 34.2 IP, 36 H/.265, 46 Ks, 18 BB, 12 GP/4 GS) ... compiled 4.60 career ERA in four Blue-Gold Series starts (2-0, 15.2 IP, 12 R/8 ER, 19 H, 5 BB, 13 Ks) during fall intrasquad play ... won game-1 for Blue in '07 BGS (4.2 IP, 4 H, BB, WP, 6 Ks, 19 batters faced) ... rebounded from 3-run top of 1st to be Blue's winning pitcher of record in game- 2 of '06 BGS (5 IP, 3 R/2 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks) ... had no-decision with Blue '05 BGS (3.2 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 Ks), after pitching for Gold in '04 BG game (2.1 IP, 5 R/2 ER, 5 H, BB, K) ... has plenty of familiarity with players from fellow BIG EAST team, South Florida, as 3B/OF Joey Angleberger, pitcher David Torcise, Josh LeRoy and James Rowe were his teammates on the Staunton Braves while Torcise and Blake Tillet were among his teammates on the Florida Bombers summer team ... other Notre Dame players who have worn #13 include power-hitting first baseman Joe Binkiewicz ('92) ... Academic All-America candidate who enters 2008 season with 3.30 cumulative GPA (3.38 in '06 fall, 3.44 in '07 spring, 3.58 in '07 fall), as an anthropology major.

    AS A JUNIOR: Struggled to maintain the consistency that he had exhibited during his sophomore season but still ended up fifth on staff in ERA (4.02) ... ranked second on team in starts (10) and innings pitched (53.2), plus third in strikeouts (42) and fourth in low opp. batting avg. (.264) ... his other 2007 stats included a 1-5 record, 27 walks and 53 hits allowed in 13 appearances (6 HB, 3 WP) ... picked off two runners ... ranked second on staff with 13 Ks "looking"... finished fourth on staff in Ks (7.2) and low hits allowed (8.9) per 9 IP... also fourth in low opp. batting with runners on base (.250) and fifth in low opp. batting by righthanded hitters (.258; but .283 by LH hitters) ... averaged 4.1 innings per outing ... allowed 40% of leadoff batters to reach base, plus a .288 opp. 2-out batting avg. ... suffered hard-luck loss to UNC-Wilmington, with four of the five runs charged to him coming unearned (5.2 IP, 3 H, 5 BB, 2 Ks; 4-9, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.) ... had similar loss against South Florida (5 IP, 4 R/2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, HB, 4 Ks; 10-13) ... his bad luck continued with minimal run support in 5-0 loss at Pittsburgh (4 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 HB, K) and 5-1 loss to Georgetown (4.2 IP, 3 R/1 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 Ks) ... pitched well enough to pick up win over Illinois-Chicago but had no-decision (5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, BB, HB, 3 Ks; 4-3) ... had his best start of season on final weekend versus Connecticut (4 IP, R, 4 H, BB, WP, 5 Ks; 6-7, no-decision).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in impressive 2006 season as fourth starter on staff that produced three MLB draft picks from the weekend rotation (Jeff Samardzija, Jeff Manship and Tom Thornton) ... won twice at BIG EAST Tournament to earn MVP honors ... compiled 2.00 season ERA that now ranks 17th in ND record book (9th-best since early '80s) ... his .204 opp. batting avg. ranks 7thbest in ND record book (stat kept since '91) while his 94 strikeouts are 8th in ND history ... recent closer Ryan Doherty (12.18 in '04, 11.10 in '05) is the only ND pitcher since the mid-'60s to post a better season strikeout rate than his 11.08 in '06 (6th overall in ND history) ... allowed only one home run in 76.1 innings ... ranked among nation's top-20 leaders with his 2.00 ERA (17th; 9th among sophomores/freshmen) and 11.1 strikeout rate (15th; 8th among soph./fr.) ... finished among BIG EAST leaders in several overall categories: first in ERA (2.00), second in opp. batting (.204, behind the .190 by UConn's Tim Norton) and fifth in Ks (94) and Ks "looking" (28) ... there were 39 BIG EAST pitchers who logged at least 1.0 inning per team game and only one (Seton Hall's Dan Merklinger) did not allow a home run while Korpi and Rob Delaney of St. John's were the only BIG EAST regulars to surrender only one HR ... led Irish staff in four categories (2.00 ERA, 11.08 K/9 IP, .204 opp. avg. and low avg. of 6.48 hits/9 IP) while ranking second in Ks (94), Ks looking (28) and pickoffs (5), plus third in wins (7-2), K-to-walk ratio (3.5) and opp. batting by RH hitters (.207) ... was fourth on staff in five categories (12 starts, 76.1 IP, 61 groundouts, 5.2 IP per appearances, .194 batting by LH hitters), along with being fifth in three situational stats (.231 opp. 2-out batting, .255 opp. batting with runners on base, .321 opp. leadoff on-base pct.) ... his other 9-inning averages included 3.2 walks (27 total), 7.2 GOs and 36.1 batters faced ... averaged 18.3 outs per 9 IP via Ks or GOs ... his other '06 stats included 55 hits allowed (22 more IP than hits), only three hit batters and a single wild pitch in 14 appearances ... made key improvement in K-to-BB ratio from '05 (32 K/33 BB in 54.1 IP) to '06 (94 K/27 BB in 76.1 IP) ... nearly had a 9.00 WHIP ratio (walks plus hits per 9 IP), finishing at 9.67 ... was most dominant as a starter, with 1.34 ERA, .188 opp. batting, 4.1 K-to- BB ratio (94/23) and 25 more innings (73.2) than hits allowed (49) in 12 starts ... his two relief outings were a different story (32.40 ERA, .667 opp. avg., 2 Ks/4 BB in 1.2 IP) ... allowed only six earned runs in 1st-4th innings (1.13 ERA, .191 opp avg., 58 Ks/16 BB, 32 H, 48 IP) ... also did not allow an earned run (1 UER) after the 6th inning (7 IP, 10 Ks, 2 BB, 2 H/.080) ... sixth player in BIG EAST Tournament's 22-year history to post two wins in same tournament ... youngest player to earn Jack Kaiser Award (MVP of BET) since 2000 Rutgers freshman RHP Bobby Brownlie (only two other freshman have received the award) ... first pitcher to be named the MVP since Seton Hall closer Isaac Pavlik in '01 ... sixth pitcher to be named the BET's top player ... his combined stats in the two BET starts included a 0.82 ERA (1 R), 13 Ks, 5 BB and 7 H (.184 opp. batting) ... won 7-0 title game versus Louisville (5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 Ks), the fifth shutout in a BET final and first since 2000 ... held back a UL team that entered game with .477 batting average in the tournament ... earlier beat South Florida on first day (3-1), thanks to his third 11- K game of season (6 IP, 4 H, R, 3 BB,) ... joined Kalita (3, in '99) and '01 duo of Tamayo (5) and Heilman (3) as only ND pitchers ever to post three or more doubledigit strikeout games in same season ... matched career-high with 11 Ks in dominant 7-inning stint to help beat Purdue, 2-1 (H, UER, BB, HB) ... earlier had 11 Ks in 3-hit shutout of Western Michigan (2-0; 2 BB) ... had no-decision as starter in 1-1 series finale at UConn (7 IP, 6 H, R, 2 BB, 5 Ks, HB; 13 inn.) ... logged 8.0 strong innings to beat Toledo (4 H, UER, 3 BB, 6 Ks; 8-2) ... had no-decision in 6-4 battle with Ball State (5.2 IP, 3 H, R, 3 BB, 8 Ks) ... pitched well enough to win but had no-decision in opening-week, extrainning loss to Memphis (5 IP, 3 H, 7 Ks; 6-7).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Ranked thirrd on 2005 staff in starts (9), fourth in wins (4-3), innings (54.1) and groundouts (54), fifth in strikeouts (32) and appearances (18) ... his '05 stats included a 5.47 ERA, 33 walks and 73 hits allowed (.327 opp. avg.) ... made debut as opening-week starter versus Florida A&M, at Central Florida (5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R/2 ER, 5 BB, 3 Ks; no-decision in 4-3 win) ... tossed relief inning for first win, versus Cincinnati (H; 10- 4) ... picked up next two wins as starter against Western Michigan (5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 Ks; 9-5) and Toledo (6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 3 Ks; 6-2) ... posted season-high 8 Ks in 10-4 loss to Central Michigan (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB) ... started against Purdue at South Bend's minor-league Coveleski Stadium (6 IP, 11 H, 6 R/3 ER, BB, K; 9-7) ... registered final win in 7- 2 game with Oakland (4 IP, 4 H, R, 3 BB, K ) ... allowed only a single earned run in 5.0 innings as starter and tough-luck loser versus #19 USC (5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 Ks; 3-9) ... lost final game of season as starter against host Florida, in NCAA regional (2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 2 Ks).

    PREP & PERSONAL: Closed career at Santaluces High School with first team allstate honors (1.18, 10-0, school-record 125 Ks, 28 BB, 28 H, 65 IP, 2 saves) ... led county in wins and Ks ... his '04 nine-inning averages: 17.3 Ks, 3.9 BB and 3.9 H (4.5 K-BB ratio) ... ... led team to '03 and '04 conference titles ('04 national ranking) ... all-conference and allcity in final two seasons, three times honorable mention all-area (first team in '04) ... posted 1.06 ERA as a junior (4-1, 63 Ks, 39 IP; 14.5 Ks per 9 IP) on state's top-ranked squad ... his sophomore season included 1.45 ERA (4-3, 73 Ks, 53 IP) ... key member of '03 Florida Bombers summer team, with 4.1 IP to help win World Wood Bat Association's senior-division national title (also won Connie Mack state crown) ... played in Cuba three times, most recently in summer of '03 (15 Ks, 2 H, 0 R, 9 IP vs. Cuban u-18 national team) ... one of nine pitchers selected to represent Baseball America team at Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championship in Jupiter, Fla. ... played in county all-star game ... ranked academically among top 5% of class ... made campus visit on '03 ND-Michigan State football weekend ... born March 10, 1986, in Sneedville, Tenn. ... son of Evelyn and Brian Korpi ... full name is Wade Jared Korpi ... an anthropology major, in the College of Arts and Letters.

    Korpi's Career Stats
    YearG/GS/CGIPHR ERBBKWP HBBKAVGHR W-LSVERA
    200518/9/076.155 201727941 30.32714-3 05.47
    200614/12/116.2211712 820170 .32317-202.00
    200713/10/053.25338242743360.26441-504.02
    Career45/31/1184.118110274871698160.261812-1003.61
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