TAMU Baseball BIO
54 Parker Ray

2013 (Junior): Appeared in 23 games as a junior, including six starts... posted a 2-1 record with a 1.73 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 67.2 innings... held opponents to a .213 batting average... ranked fifth in the SEC in ERA (1.73) and 10th in opponent batting average (.213)... appeared in 10 SEC games, including four starts, logging an 0-1 record, 2.80 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 35.1 innings... started the season in the bullpen, posting a 0.69 in 26.0 innings of work over 17 appearances, walking five and striking out 16... posted a 2-1 record with a 2.38 ERA in six starts, fanning 28 and holding opponents to a .207 batting average in 41.2 innings of work... stepped up in the post season going 2-0 with a 0.54 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 16.2 innings of work in wins over Vanderbilt (5/22) at the SEC Tournament and UTSA (6/1) at the Corvallis Regional... did not yield a run in his first eight outings, scattering six hits and two walks while striking out four over 8.2 innings... worked 2.0 scoreless innings, scattering one hit and one walk while fanning two in his first appearance of the season against Stephen F Austin (2/19)... blanked Dallas Baptist for 2.0 innings, allowing one hit and striking out one in the Aggies 2-0 shutout on March 19... worked 4.1 scoreless innings in two games against Mississippi State (4/12 & 4/14) allowing two hits and striking out one... pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing three hits and striking out two in a 2-1 loss at Arkansas (4/21)... worked 3.2 shutout innings of relief, scattering three hits and one walk while striking out four in 3.2 innings at Texas State (4/23)... suffered a loss in his first career start, despite yielding just three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over 7.2 innings in a 3-2 defeat at Alabama (4/27)... worked a no-decision in A&M’s 6-5 win over Missouri (5/4), allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.1 innings... pitched another no-decision, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings of a 2-1 loss vs. LSU (5/11)... earned his first win of the season with 8.0 shutout innings against Vanderbilt (5/22) at the SEC Tournament, scattering three hits and three walks while striking out three... picked up a win against UTSA (6/1) at the NCAA Corvallis Regional, allowing one run on five hits and one walk while striking out a career-high eight over 8.2 innings ... made six starts for the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League, posting a 4-0 record with a 1.68 ERA allowing 32 hits and 14 walks while striking out 49 over 48.0 innings.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Made 16 appearances, all in relief in 2012... in his first season in Aggieland, Ray posted a 2-1 record with a 1.29 ERA and 14.0 innings pitched... struck out 16 while walking six on the year... pitched in six Big 12 games, posting a 1-1 record with a 6.00 ERA and five strikeouots in 3.0 innings... worked 11.2 innings, covering 12 games before allowing his first run of the season... made his debut for Texas A&M against Stephen F. Austin (2/21) retiring both batters he faced in 0.2 innings of work... struck out two of three hitters he faced in 1.0 innings of work against Northwestern State (2/29)... fanned all three batters he faced in an inning of work against Kansas State (3/16)... picked up his first career win with 1.0 inning of hitless relief against UTSA (4/3)... where he pitched two-thirds of an inning in which he didn’t allow a baserunner... pitched a season-high 1.2 innings against UT-Arlington, allowing one hit and no runs while equaling a season-high with three strikeouts... fanned two in 1.0 hitless inning at Sam Houston State (5/1)... earned his second win with 0.2 innings of work at Oklahoma State (5/19)... served as a closer for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League... appeared in 17 games, posting a 1-2 record with a 1.82 ERA, five saves and 58 strikeouts in 29.2 innings... named to the All-CCL First Team... tabbed the No. 27 prospect in the California Collegiate League by Perfect Game.

AT TEXARKANA COLLEGE: As a freshman, played at Texarkana College for coach Will Bolt... pitching out of the bullpen, tossed 58 innings, finishing with a 4.00 ERA and 40 strikeouts... during the summer played for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes of the Perfect Game College Baseball League... as the Hawkeyes’ closer, notched a 3-2 record with five saves and 36 strikeouts in 28.2 innings... selected to the PGCBL’s Rising Star Team.

AT KATY HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Tom McPherson at Katy High School... a second-team all-district selection as a senior (2009), helping the Tigers advance to the regional semifinals of the state tournament... earned second-team all-district accolades as a junior (2008) as his team advanced to the second round of the state playoffs... a standout on the gridiron, was a two-year letterwinner at quarterback for the Tigers... earned first-team all-district honors and led Katy to two state championships... played summer ball for the Houston Raiders.

PERSONAL: Parker Ray is the son of Dudley and Rebecca Ray of Katy... born August 30, 1990, in Houston... has an older brother, Stuart, and an older sister, Regan (A&M Class of 2010)... majoring in kinesiology and would like to become a coach ... brother, Stuart, played baseball at St. Edward’s University... grandfather, Randolph Newcomer, was Class of ‘57 and an Aggie Yell Leader... also has an aunt and uncle who attended Texas A&M... enjoys fishing, hunting, video games and watching television in his spare time.

Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Katy, Texas
Other College: Texarkana College
Experience: 2 Letters
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