Easton Rhodehouse

#10 Easton Rhodehouse

Pos. RHP
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 195
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Gilbert, Ariz.
High School (Prev. School) Highland

2017 Horizon League All-Freshman Team

2018: Made 16 appearances and worked 17 2/3 innings as a sophomore for the Crusaders… Did not allow an earned run in any of his five conference outings with opponents hitting just .211 against him in conference play… Notched his lone save of the season on March 17 in the second game of a doubleheader at Arkansas Pine Bluff. Was summoned in a critical spot in the eighth with Valpo leading by two and induced an inning-ending double play before heaving a scoreless ninth to secure a 12-8 victory… Also had scoreless outings at Grand Canyon (March 3), at Purdue (March 28), vs. Bradley (March 30), vs. DBU (April 27) and in his final appearance of the season at Illinois State, when he threw two frames on May 12.

2017: Burst onto the scene by appearing in 25 games out of Brian Schmack's bullpen during his rookie campaign... Shared the team lead with four wins while posting a 2.43 ERA over 33 1/3 innings of work... yielded just 10 walks while striking out 40 and earned three saves... Made his collegiate debut with three scoreless frames on Feb. 19 at Western Kentucky, racking up four strikeouts and yielding just one hit and one walk... Picked up his first career save on April 8, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless frames to close out a 10-9 win over Northern Kentucky... A day after recording a save at Milwaukee, retired all 12 batters he faced and racked up a career-high seven strikeouts to earn the win with four shutout innings of relief in a 7-6 victory over eventual Horizon League regular season and tournament champion UIC on May 14... Honored as the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on May 15, becoming the second reliever and first freshman to win the award in 2017... Became the first Valpo relief pitcher to win the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week award since Karch Kowalczyk on May 6, 2013 and the first Crusader true freshman to win the award since Bryce Shafer on March 4, 2008... Named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team, one of a league-high three all-freshman honorees for Valpo... Helped the Crusaders place three players on the all-freshman team for the first time since 2013 and made it the seventh straight year Valpo has had multiple players earn spots on the all-freshman squad. 

Prep: Two-year letter winner at Highland High School in Arizona… Selected to the 2016 Division-I Arizona All-Star team…Made Angels pro scout team 2013-2015… Named to the 2016 Rawlings Perfect Game All-Region Team… Also played football and basketball in high school.

Personal: Son of Matt and Bridgette Rhodehouse… Hobbies include skateboarding and mountain biking… Lived in Idaho for 15 years… Loves rollercoasters… Favorite food is parmesan chicken… Favorite movie is Lone Survivor… Favorite professional baseball team is the Cleveland Indians… Favorite MLB player is Josh Donaldson… Favorite musical group is Rae Sremmurd… Born on Oct. 10, 1997…  Majoring in political science with a minor in business administration... Spent the 2018 summer doing grassroots volunteer work for a political campaign.