Bearcat Great Will 'Energy' Ernst Passes Away

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Bearcat Great Will 'Energy' Ernst Passes Away
Courtesy of cincinnati.com

Former University of Cincinnati baseball and basketball standout Wilbur “Will” Ernst passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. Ernst, who played on the diamond and the hardwood for the Bearcats from 1953-56, was the one of the most dominant pitchers in school history. His 1.66 career ERA ranks second only behind UC hall-of-famer Bill Faul’s 1.42 mark. Serving as team captain as a senior in 1956, he recorded a 0.87 ERA, which is second all time to Faul, who produced a .80 ERA in ’62. Additionally, Ernst ranks fourth all time in school history in career batting average against (.209).

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