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Christopher Mezger

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Chris Mezger has pitched in the US, France and Germany.

Mezger had a 7-2, 1.50 record as a high school senior, striking out 60 and walking 13 in 58 innings. He struggled as a college freshman, giving up 11 hits and 6 runs in 6 2/3 IP. He allowed one earned run in two innings as a sophomore. As a junior, he went 4-2 with a 4.56 ERA. His senior year at USC, he was 2-0 with a 5.68 ERA and .336 opponent average in 21 outings. He then pitched for the Roswell Invaders, fanning 12 in 6 2/3 shutout innings over three games in 2011, going 1-0.

For 2012, Chris signed with France's Rouen Huskies. He played a role in helping Rouen make it to the Final Four in the 2012 European Cup, posting their lowest ERA in the Rotterdam round of the Cup (0.87). He fanned 9 and allowed 3 runs (one earned) in 7 2/3 IP in an upset over DOOR Neptunus before manager Keino Perez got the save. He also relieved Perez in a crucial win over the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg, whiffing four in 2 2/3 shutout innings of relief with one hit and no walks. The giant righty was 5th in the Rotterdam phase in ERA and tied Dushan Ruzic and Mike Bolsenbroek for second in whiffs, one behind Spaniard Jorge Balboa.

In 2014, he was a member of the Solingen Alligators who won the German Bundesliga I title.

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