Pitchers Limit Opportunities For Both Squads In Second Straight Game
2012: Made 17 appearances on the season, including 15 starts ... Posted a 6-3 record with a 3.50 ERA as he allowed 41 runs - 36 earned - on 75 hits through 92.2 innings of work ... Struck out 71 batters and walked only 30 while holding opponents to a .222 batting average against ... Combined for two shutouts, both against Arkansas: No. 15 Arkansas (4/21) and No. 25 Arkansas (5/23) at the SEC Tournament ... His two relief appearances both came against TCU, in the season opening series (2/17) and the season finale (6/4) ... Picked up wins over Miami (Ohio) (3/4), Houston (3/11), at No. 1 Kentucky (4/7), No. 15 Arkansas (4/22), vs. No. 25 Arkansas (5/23) and at No. 8 Texas A&M (6/2) ... Worked a season-long 8.2 innings against Auburn (3/18), allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts ... Left the game with the score tied at two in the ninth and a man on second ... Picked up the win over top-ranked Kentucky (4/7) on the road, working 7.1 innings with three runs on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout ... Posted his first shutout to clinch the weekend series against No. 15 Arkansas (4/22) ... Allowed two hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work ... Posted his second shutout of the season against No. 25 Arkansas (5/23) at the SEC Tournament in an elimination game ... Allowed five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Made two appearances at the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M ... Picked up the win in the start against No. 8 Texas A&M (6/2) to advance the Rebels to the championship game ... Allowed three runs - two earned - on four hits with a season-high nine strikeouts ... Made a relief appearance against TCU (6/4) in the second championship game, allowing three runs - one earned - on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts ...
2011: Made 20 appearances on the season, including one start ... Posted a 1-0 record with a 5.10 ERA in 30.0 innings of work ... Struck out 27 and walked nine ... Allowed 18 runs - 17 of them earned - in his time on the mound ... Picked up the win in his only start of the season against Austin Peay (3/2) ... Worked a season-long 5.0 innings against the Governors, allowing three runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout ... Struck out a season-high four batters against Western Kentucky (3/9) in 2.0 innings of relief work ... Worked a season-long 3.1 innings in relief at No. 4 Florida (4/30) allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years under head coach Ryan Alexander at Grove City High School in Grove City, Ohio ... Named an All-Ohio selection in 2009 ... Two-time All-District selection (2009, 2010) ... Three-time All-League selection (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Selected to the 2010 All-Ohio Mizuno Game ... Posted an 18-6 record for his career with two saves ... Turned in a 2.10 ERA with 151 strikeouts and 66 walks in 146.0 innings of work ... Hit .338 for his career with 21 RBI and 42 runs scored ... As a senior at Grove City, went 5-2 with two saves and a 2.03 ERA ... Struck out 64 and walked 28 in 55.0 innings of work in his final season ... Also lettered three years in basketball and two years in football ... Named an All-District and All-League selection in basketball (2010) and football (2008) ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Mark and Jayne Mayers ... Born: December 6, 1991 ... Has one sister, Marie ... Played summer ball with the Columbus Cobras ... Posted 47 strikeouts with only eight walks and a 5-0 record ... Tallied a 0.64 ERA in 35.0 innings of work.
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