One of the crucial dependable and dominant pitchers within the historical past of Ithaca baseball, Chris Rauth was a three-year starter within the mid-1980s underneath Corridor of Fame coach George Valesente.
From 1983-85, Rauth guided the Bombers to an general file of 91-26-1 and a visit to the Faculty World Collection in 1985. Throughout that season, Ithaca went 38-12-1 and completed third within the nation.
Rauth produced his finest season in 1985, as he posted a 12-Three file with 93 strikeouts in 102.1 innings pitched and 10 full video games. Within the first recreation of the World Collection, a 14-Three win over Redlands, he tossed eight innings and allowed simply three hits with six strikeouts. Rauth can be named ABCA First-Group All-American on the finish of the season.
He nonetheless owns single-season college data in strikeouts, full video games and innings pitched. Rauth is tied for first with 20 profession full video games and ranks sixth with 188 profession strikeouts.
Rauth would proceed his baseball profession as he was drafted within the 15th Spherical by the New York Mets in 1985. He performed seven seasons within the Minor League system, reaching Triple-A in 1992, and completed his profession with 48 victories and 24 full video games over 146 begins.