Head Coach Mike Bianco Talked About The Upcoming Season Monday
Courtesy: University of Mississippi
2009: All-SEC Second Team selection ... Started 16 games on the season with an 8-4 record and a team-leading 3.40 ERA among starters ... Walked 37 and struck out 124 in 95.1 innings of work for a 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio ... Tallied two complete games on the season ... Held opponents to a .237 batting average against ... Turned in six double-digit strikeout performances ... Posted wins over Vermont, at No. 2 LSU, Kentucky, at No. 20 Florida, at Auburn, at No. 16 Arkansas, Monmouth and Western Kentucky ... Suffered his four losses against South Carolina, No. 1 Georgia, Mississippi State and again against Georgia in the SEC Tournament ... Threw his first complete game at No. 20 Florida (4/17) as he allowed only two runs on four hits with three walks and nine strikeouts ... Allowed only seven home runs on the season ... The Rebels swept four weekends in which Pomeranz picked up the Friday night win ... Posted double-digit strikeouts in six of the last seven appearances of the season NCAA REGIONAL: Made two appearances on the weekend against Monmouth and Western Kentucky ... Worked 8.0 innings against Monmouth (5/29), allowing one run on five hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts ... Returned to the mound on two days rest against Western Kentucky (6/1) in the Regional Championship game ... Tossed his second complete game of the season ... Struck out a career-high 16 batters and allowed one unearned run on two hits with a walk in the win ... For the weekend he struck out 26 and walked three while allowing two runs - one earned - on seven hits in 17.0 innings of work ... NCAA SUPER REGIONAL: Took no decision in a start against No. 5 Virginia (6/6) ... Worked 7.0 innings and allowed two runs on seven hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts ... Left the game with the Rebels holding to a 3-2 lead going into the eighth inning ...
2008: Named Freshman All-America and All-SEC Freshman selection ... Made 17 appearances and drew 11 starts on the season ... Turned in 71.1 innings of work with a 4-3 record as he struck out 81 and walked 30 with a 4.16 ERA ... Seven of his first eight appearances were in relief to open the season with the lone start coming against Northwestern State (2/27) ... Worked 3.1 innings against NW State as he picked up the win with eight strikeouts and allowed only one run ... Moved into the weekend rotation as the Saturday starter against Alabama (3/29) ... Suffered the loss in the start against Alabama after throwing 60 pitches on Saturday only to have the game suspended due to inclement weather ... Returned to the mound when the game resumed on Sunday to total 5.2 innings of work with eight strikeouts and four runs allowed in the 5-3 loss ... Worked 7.0 scoreless innings in a shutout of No. 6 Vanderbilt as he struck out seven and walked only two ... Worked 8.0 innings against LSU as he struck out five and allowed only one run in the win ... Picked up his third straight win at No. 10 South Carolina as he allowed only one run in 6.0 innings of work ... NCAA REGIONAL: Drew the start against Bethune-Cookman in an elimination game and took no-decision as he worked 4.1 innings and allowed one run and struck out seven ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Collierville High School under head coach Jeff Hopkins ... Finalist for Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Tennessee as a senior ... Three-time All-Region selection (2005, 2006, 2007) ... Also a three-time Best of the Preps selection by the Commercial Appeal (2005, 2006, 2007) ... Named a Louisville Slugger All-America selection as a junior in 2006 ... Named a preseason Louisville Slugger All-America selection as a senior in 2007 ... Named Most Valuable Player of his team in 2007 ... Posted a career record of 20-6 with 11 saves and a 2.21 ERA ... Struck out 312 and walked 91 in 181.0 IP for his career ... Also lettered two years in basketball ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Full name is Thomas Andrew Pomeranz ... Nickname is Drew ... Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round of the 2007 MLB Draft ... Older brother, Stuart, was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals out of high school and pitches in the minor leagues ... Father, Mike, lettered four years at Ole Miss ... Uncle, Pat, also lettered four years at Ole Miss ... Played summer league ball for Dulin's Dodgers and helped lead his team to the BEST World Series Championship in 2006-07.
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