|O’Connor's Career Statistics|
Co-captain for the 2018 season.
Tied for the team lead with nine starts while ranking second in innings pitched (46.1) … walked 1.75 batters per nine innings, fifth-lowest in the Ivy League and 67th nationally … surrendered no more than three earned runs in eight of his nine starts … Big Green went 4-5 in his starts with three of the losses by a single run … opened the season by yielding four runs, two earned, over five frames and left with the score tied in an 8-7 loss to St. Bonaventure … came back to throw four innings at 17th-ranked Miami, allowing just two runs with a pair of strikeouts … collected first collegiate win with a quality start at The Citadel, giving up two runs over six stanzas on five hits and one walk to go with two punchouts in a 7-2 triumph … matched a personal best with six strikeouts without a walk in a five-inning start against Columbia, starting a three-start win streak in the 9-2 final … beat Princeton the next time out by allowing three earned runs on six hits over five frames in a 7-6 victory … best stat was the following weekend against Brown, hurling seven innings of one-run ball on five hits with two strikeouts and nary a walk for a 7-1 win … pitched well enough to beat Harvard in his final outing, yielding just one run in 5.1 innings on three hits and two walks to go with three whiffs.
Second on the team in innings pitched as a rookie with six of his eight starts coming in Ivy League play ... boasted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.5, fourth-best in the conference among pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched ... did not give up an unearned run all year ... fanned five in just three innings out of the bullpen in collegiate debut against Villanova ... twirled a scoreless stanza against top-ranked Florida ... did not get a decision in a 7-2 loss to Bradley despite yielding just two runs over five frames with a season-high six strikeouts ... hurled a season-best 7.1 innings while surrendering three runs on just five hits in tough-luck 4-0 loss at USF ... allowed only one run over five frames at Princeton in an extra-inning defeat ... Big Green won each of his final four starts during which he gave up a mere two runs in 14.0 innings (1.29 ERA).
Three-sport athlete at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, lettering all four years in baseball for coach Rick Foresteire ... captained the team his senior year to an Independent School League (ISL) Championship with a 14-1 record while earning ISL co-MVP honors and ISL All-Star status from the Boston Globe as well as first-team all-league and all-scholastic ... also recipient of The Nichols Prize, awarded to the BB&N athlete who attains the highest distinction in scholarship and athletics ... ISL All-Star and first-team all-league as a junior while earning the Craig B. Stonestreet Prize in recognition of the junior with high scholarship, excellence in athletcs and constructive influence within the school ... football team MVP and all-league first team as a senior, and basketball team unsung hero as a junior ... Boston Globe 2015 New England Prep School Athletic Council Male Athlete of the Year ... junior class president and student council.
Full name is Cole Thomas O’Connor ... son of James and Barbara O’Connor has one brother ... comes from an athletic family as father played baseball at Holy Cross and mother hooped it up for Merrimack College for a year ... brother Walker currently plays baseball at West Florida, and his cousin, Sean Conover, played in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans after a collegiate career at Bucknell ... history buff who loves animals.