Koloski provides Phoenix College consistency on mound

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Apr 4, 2019

At first glance, you see a pitcher’s 5.25 ERA and assume he can’t get outs.


But that’s not the case with Anchorage’s Tommy Koloski.


Even though his ERA is on the high side, the sophomore right-handed pitcher has been lights out this year for Phoenix College.


Subtract his one bad outing among his nine appearances and Koloski’s ERA dips to 1.91.


In other words, he’s allowed only 5 earned runs in 23.1 innings – minus the nine runs he gave up in two-thirds of an inning in his worst out of his career.


Overall the former South Legion Post 4 pitcher has struck out 27 batters in 24 innings and saw six appearances where he didn't allow an earned run.


If there was ever a game that encapsulated Koloski’s season it was his most recent start against Central Arizona College.


He struck out season-high six batters over 4.1 innings, and allowed only four hits and zero earned runs.


Yet his team lost 6-0.


Ottawa University (AZ) knows what’s up and recruited Koloski, who announced he will join the NAIA next season to continue his college baseball career as an upperclassman.