EUGENE, Ore. – Former Oregon Ducks pitcher Jimmie Sherfy will take part in the Arizona Fall League after completing his summer season with the Mobile BayBears in the Double-A Southern League. The Ducks former closer will pitch for the Salt River Rafters.
The 6-foot right-hander is 5-1 with seven saves in his second season of professional baseball with a 4.89 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched. He opened the season at Visalia in the Class-A (Advanced) California League before being called up to Mobile.
Sherfy (Camarillo, Calif./Newbury Park HS) was picked in the 10th round, the 300th overall pick, by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft after his junior season. The right-handed pitcher was a finalist for the Stopper of the Year Award, while also being named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and earning all-conference recognition for the second straight season. He broke his own school record for saves with 21, besting his 2012 total of 19, while setting a new school record for appearances with 38 in 2013. During his three seasons with the Ducks, he recorded 40 saves, 29 more than any other player in school history, while also setting school records for appearances (76) and games finished (70). He also ranks in the school’s all-time top 10 in lowest opponent batting average (3rd) and strikeouts (9th).