Ohio Adds Southpaw Salisbury

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Gerry Salisbury is the newest baseball recruit to land at Ohio University. Salisbury is a southpaw from Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Ohio.

“I have decided to continue my baseball career at Ohio University,” Salisbury announced via his personal Twitter account Tuesday, May 28.

Salisbury is a starting pitcher at Brunswick and was named to the Northeast Ohio Conference All-Division team this season. He currently has a 5-3 record along with a 1.81 ERA in his senior season. He also leads the team with a .419 batting average.

Salisbury recently pitched in the OHSAA Baseball District 1 semifinals where he threw a complete game. He struck out seven batters and only allowed four hits, advancing Brunswick to the finals. The Blue Devils went on to win the District I finals over Hudson (Ohio) High School. Salisbury, who plays first base when he is not on the hill, led the way for Brunswick. He tripled and scored a run in the 3-0 shutout victory, advancing them to the Regional Semifinals in the OHSAA Division I State Tournament against the Mentor (Ohio) Fighting Cardinals on May 30.

Salisbury showcases a fastball that peaks at 84 mph, a curveball that ranges from 70-72 mph, and a 76-77 mph changeup. Salisbury pitches from a three-fourths release point, just lower than normal, adding some deception to his pitches.  

Salisbury joins an Ohio rotation that struggled in 2013, finishing with a 5.68 team ERA. The Bobcats finished the season 14-39 overall and 9-18 in the Mid-American Conference.