Paullus is second Tiger alum to earn All-Star nod this season
One of club's top returning pitchers...Worked in a variety of roles for the Tigers' pitching staff in 2010...Made 18 appearances, including three starts...Went 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA...Held opponents to a .282 batting average...Struck out 36 in just 33.2 innings of work...Averaged 9.62 strikeouts per nine innings...Was effective in his three midweek starts, limiting opposing teams to a collective .250 batting average to complement a 4.91 ERA...Logged a 5.68 ERA in 15 relief outings...Was 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA in five Conference USA outings...Held league hitters to a .276 batting average...Fanned a career-high eight and allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings in his first midweek start of the year versus South Alabama (3/17/10)...Worked six solid innings, striking out five at Mississippi State (3/24/10)...Was one of Memphis' top relief options over the final month of the season...Logged a 2.21 ERA on just three earned runs and fanned 17 in his last eight outings (12.2 innings) of the season...Produced his most clutch performance at UCF (5/2/10)...He fanned three in two innings to hold the Knights off and pick up his lone win of the year.
Worked as both a starter and reliever in his rookie campaign in the blue and gray...Made six appearances, drawing four starts...Did not pitch after April 1 appearance versus Ole Miss...Was winless in two decisions...Logged a 9.20 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched...Struck out 10 batters...Touched for losses at Middle Tennessee (3/4/09) and UT-Martin (3/17/09)...Was 0-2 with an 11.81 ERA in four starts...Was strong out of the bullpen...No decisions and recorded a 2.25 ERA in four innings as a reliever...Held opposing hitters to a .231 batting average...Made his collegiate debut versus Murray State (2/24/09)...Allowed one run and fanned two in two innings...Earned first start in next outing (vs. Middle Tennessee, 3/4/09)...Struck out a career-high five batters, but allowed seven runs on 10 hits in a career-long five innings in a losing effort...Held Mississippi State scoreless in two innings of work (3/25/09).
First Team All-Chickasaw Conference...Clarion Ledger First Team All-State...All-Shelby Metro...Was a 2008 Commercial Appeal Best of Preps finalist along with Tiger freshmen Heith Hatfield, Drew Martinez and Jacob Wilson...A four-year letterman for head coach Shane Faulkner at DeSoto Central...Set DCHS single-season records with a perfect 11-0 record and 94 strikeouts in just 68.2 innings...Helped the Jaguars to a 23-8 finish and a District 1-5A championship...Recorded three shutouts and was nearly unhittable with a 1.56 ERA.
Full name is Robert Benson Paullus...Son of Bob and Debbie Paullus...Majoring in business economics.