Redshirted in his fourth year at SDSU in 2003 due to injury...Became San Diego State's top middle relief pitcher during the 2002 season...Will start the year in a relief role, but could return to a spot in the starting rotation...One of the top high school pitchers in the state of Minnesota during his prep career...Played for the North County Waves team that advanced to the NBC World Series last summer...Pitched for Harrisonburg (Virginia) in the Valley League during summer 2001, compiling a record of 4-2 with a 3.63 earned run average...Held opponents to a .210 batting average...Named to the Valley League Southern All-Star team...Pitched briefly with the Clarinda A's in Iowa during summer 2000, compiling a record of 1-0 with a 2.89 earned run average.
SDSU 2003: Appeared in four contests early in the season, all in relief...Longest outing was three innings at Arizona State...Threw a total of 6.2 inning before ending his season.
SDSU 2002: Made 27 relief appearances, second most on the team...His 2.40 earned run average was also the second-best mark for an Aztec pitcher...Struck out 38 and walked only 12 over 41.1 innings...Picked up wins in relief vs. Brigham Young and at UNLV...Went three innings at UC Riverside, striking out three, to pick up his lone save of the year...Had a string of 15 appearances (from April 26 to May 11) during which he threw 21.0 innings, allowing just two earned runs for a 0.86 ERA...Struck out 23 and walked five over that span...Longest outing of the season was 6.2 innings at Brigham Young during the conference tournament...Allowed one earned run and had a season-high five strikeouts...Named to the Mountain West Conference all-academic team with a 3.36 grade point average.
SDSU 2001: Came on strong toward the end of the season...Had an excellent outing vs. Brigham Young in the conference title game, allowing no earned runs in 6.1 innings while striking out a season-high seven batters...Turned in his best work against Mountain West Conference opposition during the league season, holding New Mexico, UNLV and Utah scoreless on two hits and striking out six in 3.2 innings...Had a 3.00 earned run average in league play covering five appearances and nine innings...Walked two and struck out 10 in conference action...Was the Aztecs' opening day starter, holding UC Riverside to three runs (one earned) and striking out five batters in five innings...Followed that outing by allowing only one earned run to Houston in 5.2 innings...Had six strikeouts in 4.2 innings vs. Oregon State on Feb. 15...Earned run average of 5.23 over his final four appearances...Foes were successful on only two of eight steal attempts against him...Was utilized as a pinch runner in one contest (vs. Miami).
SDSU 2000: Was the Aztecs' most consistent pitcher as a true freshman and was selected the Aztecs' top pitcher for the season...Made 17 appearances including 16 starts...Ranked second in the Mountain West with a 3.68 earned run average...Ranked in the top 10 in the MWC in every major pitching category...Opponents hit just .216 against him...Had a 3.81 ERA in conference contests...His 93.0 innings pitched was good for second-best on the team...Struck out seven batters and allowed only one hit in five innings of work in his first appearance at the collegiate level on Jan. 28 at Hawaii-Hilo...Limited New Mexico to only one hit over five innings April 23 at Tony Gwynn Stadium...Allowed only one run and struck out seven in SDSU's 6-1 win over Air Force on March 24...Gave up more than four earned runs in a game on only one occasion...Did his best work at Tony Gwynn Stadium, allowing only eight earned runs in 39.1 innings pitched (1.84 ERA)...Struck out 57 batters and walked only 27 in 84.2 innings pitched.
High School: Three-year varsity baseball letterman at Eden Prairie High School, where he was coached by Mike Halloran...Named to the all-state team both in 1998 and 1999...Selected to the all-state tournament team both seasons as well...Eagles finished second at the state championship tournament in 1998, third in 1999...As a senior, compiled a record of 10-1 with a 0.90 earned run average...Struck out 105 batters in 80 innings...Named team's Most Valuable Pitcher...As a junior, went 7-1 with a 0.98 ERA...Had 52 strikeouts in 52 innings with 12 walks...As an outfielder, hit .382 with 39 stolen bases...Played two seasons of varsity basketball, earning all-Lake Conference honors in 1999...Named to all-state tournament team in 1998.
Personal: Christopher Leonard Hartshorn was born Aug. 5, 1980, in Edison, New Jersey...Son of Marianne and Randy Hartshorn...Brother (Tim) played second base at Baylor...Favorite athlete is Randy Moss of the Minnesota Vikings...Majoring in business administration (finance) at San Diego State.
Hartshorn's SDSU Career Statistics Year G-GS-CG IP H R ER BB SO W L SV ERA 2000 17-16-1 93.0 98 63 38 29 61 7 4 0 3.68 2001 16- 7-0 40.1 56 38 28 24 35 0 0 0 6.25 2002 27- 0-0 41.1 43 15 11 12 38 2 0 1 2.40 200 4- 0-0 6.2 11 8 5 1 4 0 1 0 6.75 Tot 64-23-1 181.1 208 124 82 66 138 9 5 1 4.10