Albin Sivard

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Albin Sivard

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0"

Biographical Information[edit]

Albin Sivard debuted in the Elitserien in 2011. After tossing three shutout innings in the regular season, he was surprisingly called on to close the finals against Göteborg; the 17-year-old fanned 12 and allowed one hit in 7 shutout innings for the win. In more regular action in 2012, the young lefty had a 5-0, 1.79 record with 67 K, 33 walks and 19 hits in 50 1/3 IP. Had he qualified, he would have been second in the league in ERA (.10 behind leader Paul Waterman). He tied for 5th in wins and was 4th in strikeouts (between Waterman and Spencer Kreisberg).

Sivard pitched for Sweden in the 2012 European Championship. He allowed five hits and two runs in 1 2/3 IP in his first appearance, against eventual champion Italy, relieving Nicklas Melin and giving way to Kent Karlsson during a 8-1 loss. Against the host Dutch national team, he was a bright spot in a 17-1, 6-inning mercy rule loss; he pitched a scoreless 5th after relieving Rickard Leander (though he walked two) - Karlsson replaced him in the 6th. His last game was in the 5th/6th place contest versus the Czech Republic. He relieved Joakim Claesson with a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th. He did a fine job that inning, allowing only a Jakub Malik single. In the 8th, though, he walked Matěj Hejma and gave up a Petr Čech hit. Former minor leaguer Christian Staehely replaced him but let both inherited runners score and then lost the game in the 9th.