12 Russell Wirth
12 Russell Wirth
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albany, Calif.
High School: Albany
Position: Pitcher
Lefty specialist will see time out of the Gaucho bullpen.

Used as a lefty specialist out of the pen for the Gauchos in 2000...Appeared in ten games, pitching four innings while striking out three batters...Pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn a Big West Conference win against Sacramento State.

Appeared 20 times out of the bullpen...Had the team's lowest earned run average and opponents' batting average at 3.86 and .233, respectively...Finished with 21.0 innings pitched and a 1-1 record...Carried a 0.00 ERA into his ninth appearance...Pitched 5.1 scoreless innings in two games against the University of Nevada.

Appeared five times for the Gauchos...Did not give up an earned run in two innings of work against Long Beach State on May 1.

High School
Played for Robert Serpa and David White at Albany High School...Was 6-5 with a 1.68 ERA as a senior...Set a school record with 71 strikeouts...Named All-ACCAL his senior year...Also played soccer.

Born December 30, 1978 in Oakland, Calif...Roots for the San Francisco Baseball Giants...Favorite movie is The Usual Suspets...Enjoys Wheel of Fortune, The Simpsons and IV TV...Favorite athlete is Will Clark... Also recruited by Cal...Majoring in Business Economics...Son of Eric and Sue Wirth.