Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard

Player Profile


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis DeSales

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205



Third Season


2001 Led all Miami hurlers in seven major categories, including wins (11), games started (15), complete games (8), shutouts (1), innings pitched (112.2), strikeouts (86) and opponent batting average (.231) ... his 3.36 ERA was second on the team while his 11-3 record was tied for tops in the Mid-American Conference ... led the MAC in innings pitched and runners picked off (8) ... pitched nine innings of solid ball vs. Ohio (May 19) at the MAC Tournament en route to his 11th victory ... struck out a career-best 12 batters vs Ohio (April 27) ... his second double-digit strikeout mark of the season was 11, in nine innings, vs. Western Michigan (March 30) ... broke Miami’s single-season record for innings pitched and tied the win mark of 11. HONORS & AWARDS: Two-time MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 25-March 4, April 2-April 8) ... First Team all-MAC ... named the Cape Cod Baseball League Pitcher of the Year.

2000 First RedHawk frosh to earn first-team kudos since pitcher Bill Long did so in 1979 ... the southpaw earned the No. 2 spot in the Miami rotation … led team in ERA with a 2.71 mark and also led the MAC in regular-season ERA (1.45) … touted a 7-1 record … picked up season’s fifth win on May 13 versus Ohio, allowing six hits and striking out two batters … tallied his first career save in Miami’s final regular season contest versus Ohio, striking out three batters in one inning of work to seal the RedHawks’ berth in the MAC Tournament … notched his fourth victory of the year on May 7 as he defeated Kent State, 12-2, scattering five hits and striking out a career-tying-best six batters … surrendered just six earned runs in 37.1 innings of MAC regular-season work, striking out 27 and walking 11 … his .260 opponent batting average is tops among Miami hurlers ... named MAC Pitcher of the Week for his efforts during the week of April 24-30 when he tossed a three-hit shutout against Marshall and for the week of May 8-14 for his win and save versus Ohio ... in the MAC Tournament, notched another key decision against Ohio, shutting down the Bobcats with a career-best 10-strikeout performance in Miami’s 6-4 win on May 18 ... that victory gave him two wins and a save, all against Ohio, in less than a week ... recorded Miami’s first NCAA Tournament victory since 1983 as he defeated Creighton 6-3 ... pitched seven and one-third innings, allowing three runs on eight hits ... finished the year with six consecutive wins. HONORS & AWARDS: Two-time MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (Apri 24-30) and (May 8-14) ... First Team all-MAC.

High School Batted .496 with 48 RBIs and four home runs his senior year ... compiled a 10-2 record with a 2.02 ERA and 85 strikeouts as a senior ... member of two-time Ohio state football championship team ... honorable mention all-American and all-state as a senior.

Personal Born October 9, 1980 (21 years old) ... son of Vickie and Terry Leonard ... majoring in family studies.