Patriot League Rookie of the Week (April 17, 2007)
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2007.... 4.07 4-2 10 7 0 0/0 0 42.0 48 23 19 9 25 2008.... 4.92 2-5 11 11 2 2/0 0 60.1 66 36 33 15 49 TOTAL... 4.57 6-7 21 18 2 2/0 0 102.1 114 59 52 24 74
Appeared in and started 11 games, the fifth-highest start total in the Patriot League ... went 2-5 with a 4.92 ERA over 60.1 innings ... issued just 15 walks and struck out 49 batters ... fired a pair of complete-game shutouts on the year ... his two shutouts were tops in the Patriot League, while his strikeout total ranked ninth ... was solid in non-league affairs, as he went 2-2 with a 2.68 ERA in 37.0 innings with nine walks and 35 strikeouts ... in those games, he held the opposition to just a .214 (30-for-140) batting average ... overall, right-handed batters hit .257 (52-for-202) against him with nine walks and 43 strikeouts ... had an outstanding start to his campaign ... over his first-three starts, he owned a 1.40 ERA over 19.1 innings with 10 hits allowed, three walks and 24 strikeouts ... did not issue a base on balls in his first-two starts - Arkansas State (2/24) and Dartmouth (3/2) ... best start of the year came in a shutout win against Iona (3/10) ... he came just two outs away from the eighth no-hitter in school history, but an infield single snapped the bid ... it was the only base knock allowed in the game, as he finished with nine strikeouts for the second-straight game ... fired his second shutout of the year against New York Tech (5/4) ... scattered four hits and one walk with four strikeouts ... walked only one and struck out eight in 6.2 innings of work against Patriot League foe Lehigh (4/6).
Emerged as a weekend starter during the Patriot League portion of the year as a freshman ... toed the rubber in 10 games, seven of which he started ... owned a 4-2 record and a 4.07 ERA in 42.0 innings ... issued only nine walks while striking out 25 batters ... did not walk more than two batters in any of his appearances ... his four victories tied him for fourth most by a Navy freshman in program history ... opponents only swiped four bases in six attempts off the left hander ... also picked off two baserunners ... produced a pair of quality starts (6.0+ IP and 3- ER) ... in Patriot League play, he went 3-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 29.2 innings ... walked only six and struck out 20 ... was able to make the key pitch to get out of trouble in an inning, as he held the opposition to a .217 (5-for-23) batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs ... tossed 2.0 innings of scoreless relief in his collegiate debut against Central Connecticut State (March 3) ... did not allow a run to score in 4.2 innings out of the bullpen on the year ... won four-consecutive starts, starting with his first-career win in his second-career start at Mount St. Mary's (March 27) ... struck out two in 3.2 innings of scoreless work ... on four days rest at Holy Cross, he scattered eight hits and three runs over six innings (April 1) ... yielded only two runs on six hits during 5.1 innings on the hill with four strikeouts in a win over Patriot League champion Lafayette (April 9) ... went a season-long 8.0 innings against Lehigh and allowed just three runs on six hits with six strikeouts (April 16).
Attended Aptos High School as a senior, prior to which he was at Monte Vista Christian High School ... combined to earn three letters in both baseball and basketball ... All-Santa Cruz Coast League selection as a junior and a senior ... helped Aptos to a 17-10 record in 2006 ... struck out 73 batters while issuing only 12 walks in 56.0 innings on the hill at Aptos ... as a junior at Monte Vista Christian, he fanned 37 and walked only 10 in 42.0 innings ... named to the all-tournament team at the Super Series National Championships in 2005 ... played for the United States in the Goodwill Series in China (2005) and Australia (2004).
Full name is Yale Charles Eckert ... son of Robert and Karen Eckert ... born Feb. 29, 1988, in Santa Cruz, Calif. ... majoring in economics.