TAMU Baseball BIO
38 Michael Wacha
Notched third team All-America accolades from Baseball America after an outstanding sophomore campaign ... earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Second Team ... compiled a 9-4 record with a 2.29 ERA ... led the Aggie pitching staff with 129.2 innings pitched and 123 strikeouts ... tossed a pair of complete games in 19 starts ... threw six shutout innings in his season debut against Le Moyne (Feb. 19) ... tossed his first career complete game on March 19 at No. 2 Oklahoma, limiting the Sooners to just one run on seven hits while striking out eight ... made it back-to-back complete games in his next outing against Kansas (March 26) ... allowed only seven hits and no earned runs as he struck out nine Jayhawks ... notched a season-best 12 punch outs in a winning effort against Nebraska (May 13) ... earned the win with eight strong innings against Kansas State (May 26) during the Big 12 Championship, earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team ... drew the starting assignment for the Aggies on the opening day (June 3) of the NCAA College Station Regional, throwing six shutout innings against Wright State ... started the winner-take-all final game of the Regional, earning a no-decision after tossing seven shutout innings against No. 22 Arizona (June 7) ... honored with a spot on the Regional's All-Tournament Team ... with a College World Series berth on the line, picked up the victory in the rubber match of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional (June 13) by limiting No. 6 Florida State to just two runs in 7.1 innings of work ... picked to represent his country at the conclusion of the season with a spot on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

Selected a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball as well as honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... made 25 appearances, 10 as a starter ... finished fifth in the Big 12 in wins with a 9-2 record ... his ERA of 2.90 ranked sixth in the league while he led the team and finished third in the Big 12 with 105.2 innings pitched ... struck out 97 batters on the year, walking just 22 ... made first career appearance against Seton Hall (Feb. 20), giving up two hits and three runs (one earned) over 2.1 innings while walking one and fanning three ... brilliant against SFA (Feb. 24), allowing two hits, striking out six and not walking a batter in 4.1 shutout innings ... picked up first save of career by closing out the 6-2 win over Texas State (Feb. 28) ... tossed the final four innings, giving up two hits, no runs, no walks and four strikeouts ... first career win came in relief against BYU (March 3) ... allowed one hit and fanned four over two shutout innings ...made first career start a memorable one, scattering three hits, giving up no walks and punching out 11 over six shutout innings in win over Penn State (March 9) ... allowed three hits and fanned three in three shutout innings against No. 25 Washington State (March 13) ... string of 21.2 consecutive scoreless innings (Feb. 20-March 20) snapped by an unearned run against Texas Tech (March 20) ... earned the win in that game against the Red Raiders in relief ... first defeat of the season came in solid start against Northwestern State (March 23 - 7 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) ... matched a season-high relief outing with 4.1 innings of work at Kansas (April 3) ... big performance in first career Big 12 start, at Baylor (April 11) ... went six innings and gave up a run and a walk on four hits while fanning three ... did not factor in the decision in a 2-1 defeat ... lights out in relief outing against No. 17 OU (April 23), punching out five batters over two no-hit innings ... got the start and win vs. Prairie View (April 27), scattering two hits and not walking a batter over six shutout innings ... allowed a run on five hits, punching out eight, in tight 3-1 win at Sam Houston (May 4) ... tossed a strong 6.2 innings in 12-3 win at Houston (May 11) ... dominating performance at Oklahoma State (May 16), allowing one run over a career-high eight innings in leading A&M to a series sweep of the Cowboys ... carried a perfect game into the sixth inning in last start, a win over Texas Tech at the Big 12 Championship (May 26) ... retired the first 16 batters of the game, and held the league's best offense in conference play to just two hits and two runs over seven frames, striking out seven ... started the final game of the season against Miami in the championship game of the NCAA Coral Gables Regional.

A two-time all-state selection for coach Craig Jones at Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana ... led the Hawks to the state semifinals as a senior (2009), going 6-3 on the mound ... earned first-team all-state and district MVP honors in the process ... pitched his team to the state championship game as a junior (2008) with a 16-3 record ... a first-team all-state selection and earned all-state tournament team accolades ... helped his team to the regional quarterfinals as a sophomore (2007) ... played American Legion summer ball for the Texarkana Indians, earning all-tournament team honors at the World Series in Fargo, North Dakota ... lettered three years as a forward in basketball ... selected first-team all-district while leading the Hawks to the regional finals as a senior (2009) ... a success in the classroom, was a member of the National Honor Society and earned first-team academic all-state honors in basketball.

Michael Joseph Wacha is the son of Tom and Karen Wacha of Texarkana ... born July 1, 1991, in Iowa City, Iowa ... one of four children, has an older brother, Charley; a younger brother, Lucas; and a younger sister, Brette ... undecided on a major ... career goal is to own a sports store ... uncle, Dusty Rogers, played in the Cincinnati Reds organization ... enjoys hanging out with friends in his spare time.

Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Texarkana, Texas
High School: Pleasant Grove
Experience: 2 Letters
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