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Josh Alberius
Josh Alberius

#10 Josh Alberius

RHP | Redshirt Senior | 5-11 | 170 | Little Rock, Ark. / Little Rock Christian Academy

As a Redshirt Senior (2017)
Made 23 appearances and a career-high nine starts, fourth-most on the team … Posted a 3-4 record, his second-straight season with three wins … Finished the year with just 16 walks in 55.1 innings and never walking more than two in an outing … Struck out a career-high 48 batters … Tallied five or more strikeouts twice against Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 19) and at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 28) … Nine appearances in SEC play, good for third on the team, with 24 innings pitched … One of six Arkansas pitchers with two or more saves … Closed out games against Bryant (Feb. 24) and Memphis (April 19) at Dickey-Stephens Park … Totaled 10 scoreless outings, four against SEC opponents (Mississippi State – March 19; at Texas A&M – May 19; vs. Mississippi State – May 25; vs. Auburn – May 25) … Pitched a career-long 5.1 innings at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 28), allowing two hits and striking out seven, also a career-high … Earned his first win as a starter against Mississippi State (March 19), scattering five hits and not allowing a run in the 6-1 win, earning a sweep.

As a Redshirt Junior (2016)
Was one of Arkansas’ most effective pitchers out of the bullpen … Posted a 3-1 record in a career-high 25 appearances for a 3.90 ERA … Doubled his strikeout total from 2015 with 40 punchouts in 32.1 innings of work, giving up just 14 earned runs and 11 walks … Strikeout total was the fourth-highest on the team … Tied for most appearances in SEC play (13), going 16.2 innings … Compiled a 2.70 ERA in the SEC, good for the lowest ERA out of any Razorback with 10 or more appearances … Did not allow an earned run in 14 of first 15 relief appearances … Allowed only three runs over his first 15 appearances … Equaled a career-high of 4.0 innings vs. Missouri (April 1), recording three strikeouts … Tallied a career-high five strikeouts vs. Auburn (March 25) in a 3-2 victory.

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2015)
Converted to a pitcher for the 2015 season and made 22 appearances on the mound with a 1-2 record and 3.77 earned run average … Posted 20 strikeouts in 31.0 innings of work and added one save … Did not allow a run in 13 of his 22 appearances … Tallied a season-high three strikeouts against Gonzaga (March 10), Memphis (March 24) and Mississippi Valley State (April 7) … Earned his first win against Eastern Illinois (March 2), working 3.0 hitless innings with two strikeouts … Recorded a save against Oral Roberts at the NCAA Stillwater Regional.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014)
Appeared in 12 games and recorded a .125 batting average in 16 at bats … Came on in relief in the SEC Tournament and produced two RBI against No. 10 Ole Miss, including a single in the 8th inning to plate the tying run and make it 8-8 in a game Arkansas trailed 6-0 … Made his first start in the SEC Tournament against No. 8 LSU in the semifinal round … Scored the winning in 4-3 walk-off victory in 10 innings against Auburn on April 15 … Made diving catch into stands on March 19 that landed on SportsCenter’s #SCTop10 plays of the day at No. 9 … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opening win against Appalachian State.

As a Freshman (2013)
Alberius redshirted the 2013 season.

Little Rock Christian Academy
Earned all-state recognition twice in his high school career and was a four-time all-conference honoree … Selected to the All-Arkansas team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette … Twice named to the central U.S. super regional team by the National Christian School Athletic Association … Selected to play in the 2012 Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game … Also played basketball, football and golf at Little Rock Christian.

Son of Randy and Lisa Alberius … Has two brothers, Nate and Cole … Crop, soil, and water science major.