Senior Salute: collin floyd 2019-20 Youngstown State Baseball Senior Class

"Not only has Collin had a fantastic career thus far, but he has really grown into a special kind of leader that is very rare. Not only does Collin lead by example with his work ethic, drive and play on the field, but he is able to make those around him better. I've seen him grow over these last four years and it says a lot about him wanting to come back for year six and in his words 'Finish what we started'" - Head Coach Dan Bertolini
Freshman to Senior

Career Summary

Floyd currently ranks sixth in YSU history with 215 career strikeouts and 42 career starts. He also ranks 11th in school history with 217.1 career innings pitched. The Akron, Ohio, native registered a team-high 58 strikeouts in 2016, the most by a YSU freshman since Justin Thomas struck out 80 in 2003. His 58 K's were also the most by a Penguins left-hander since Chris Dennis fanned 61 batters in 2006. Floyd then led the Penguins with 50 strikeouts, 13 starts and 65.2 innings as a sophomore in 2017. He was named Second-Team All-Horizon League as a junior in 2018 after posting a team and career-high 82 strikeouts and a 4.41 ERA in a team-best 69.1 innings. His 82 K's ranked fourth in the Horizon League and tied for the seventh-most in a season in school history. Floyd became the first Penguin to record at least 80 strikeouts in a season since Phil Klein had 105 in 2011. After missing the 2019 season due to injury, he went 2-1 with a 2.74 ERA in 23 innings over four starts during the shortened 2020 campaign. Floyd struck out 25 batters while walking only five and limiting opponents to a .159 batting average. He finished the season ranked second in the league in strikeouts and third in innings pitched. Floyd was named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 17, and he was selected to the 2020 Horizon League All-Academic Team.