UC Santa Barbara Baseball: Bremner and Gallagher Become Two-Time All-Americans

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The pair of pitchers earned national honors from Perfect Game

Tyler Bremner and Ryan Gallagher, the anchors of the UC Santa Barbara Baseball team’s pitching staff, received their second All-American distinctions on Wednesday, with Perfect Game selecting Bremner to their All-American Second Team and Gallagher to the Third Team.

Bremner finished the season as Santa Barbara’s (and The Big West’s) strikeout king, racking up 104 K’s in 88 2/3 innings of work, a number which landed him among the nation’s top 40 pitchers in the category. What made the flamethrowing sophomore so devastating was how he commanded his 98-mph fastball and paired it with a killer changeup and much-improved slider. His 4.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked 26th in Division I on the year, and his walks allowed per nine innings was in the top half of all qualified pitchers. Add all that to a .182 batting average against and Bremner finished the regular season with one of the best WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) ratios in the country, ranking third at 0.84.

Gallagher finished with an even better WHIP, ranking second in the nation at 0.82 through the regular season. While he does not have the same fastball velocity as Bremner, he excelled at limiting hits, and 96 strikeouts on the season is certainly nothing to scoff at. Deploying a similar fastball-changeup-breaking ball arsenal, Gallagher ended his season with an ERA of just 2.22, the seventh best in the country. His hits allowed per nine innings of 5.06 ranks even better, at fourth. He also provided a signature moment with his complete game shutout at UC Davis on April 19, a performance for which he was named Perfect Game National Pitcher of the Week.


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