Ranked Foes Square Off On Grove Bowl Weekend In Oxford
2012: Selected to compete with USA Baseball National Collegiate Team in the summer ... Named an All-SEC second team selection ... Also named a All-South Region second team selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association ... Named a semifinalist for national pitcher of the year ... Made 17 appearances on the season, all starts for the Rebels ... Finished in the top 10 in the Southeastern Conference in ERA, opposing batting average, innings pitched, strikeouts and batters struck out looking ... Posted a 7-4 record with a 2.55 ERA as he allowed 36 runs - 28 earned - on 76 hits in 99.0 innings of work ... Struck out 104 and walked only 32 while holding opponents to a .211 batting average against ... Combined for three shutouts on the year: UNC-Wilmington (2/24), Houston (3/9) and No. 1 Florida (3/30) ... Picked up wins over No. 10 TCU (2/17), UNC-Wilmington (2/24), Houston (3/9), Auburn (3/16), No. 1 Florida (3/30), Tennessee (5/11) and TCU (6/1) ... Made his first weekend start in the season opener, picking up the win over No. 10 TCU (2/17) on the road ... Allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks ... Worked a career-long 8.0 innings in the shutout win over the Gators (3/30), allowing two hits with three walks and six strikeouts ... Scored the game-winning run in his only pinch run appearance in the ninth inning against No. 1 Florida (4/1) to clinch the series in the weekend finale ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in the win over Houston (3/9) as he allowed one hit and three walks in 6.0 innings of work in the shutout ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Made two starts in the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M ... Went 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA, 14 strikeouts and 1 walk in 11.1 innings of work ... Picked up the win in the opener against TCU (6/1), allowing two runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work ... Came back to start the championship game two on Monday against TCU (6/4) ... Took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work ...
2011: Made 18 appearances, including one start, on the season ... Posted an 0-2 record with a 4.80 ERA and combined for two shutouts in 30.0 innings of work ... Picked up four saves ... Struck out 26 and walked only 11 while allowing 18 runs -16 earned - on 33 hits ... Held opponents to a .270 batting average against ... Drew the start in his first appearance, working a season-long 4.0 innings against Arkansas State (2/23) as he struck out two and walked none while allowing three runs on six hits ... Picked up his first save against Kentucky (4/15) with 1.0 inning of work and allowed one run on three hits with a strikeout in the series opening win ... Picked up his second save the next night against Kentucky (4/16) as he held the Wildcats scoreless in 1.0 inning of work to clinch the series ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week as he picked up two saves in three appearances that week ... Struck out a season-high four batters on two outings, at No. 17 LSU (4/2) in 1.0 inning of work and again at Auburn (4/22) in 1.2 innings of work ... Picked up his third save at Auburn (4/22) ... Grabbed his fourth save at Arkansas State (5/4) ... Suffered his first loss against Mississippi State (5/12) in the series opener, allowing three runs on four hits with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings of work ... Suffered his second loss in the season-finale at No. 18 Arkansas, allowing two runs on one hit with three walks and three strikeouts ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years under head coach John James at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia ... Helped West Springfield claim two regional championships and the state championship in 2010 ... Named the 2010 All-State Player of the Year in Virginia ... Named the 2010 All-Met Player of the Year by the Washington Post ... Posted a 28-1 record with five saves for his career and a 1.53 ERA ... Tallied 284 strikeouts and walked only 40 in 185.0 innings of work ... Hit .420 for his career with 14 home runs and 75 RBI ... Posted 20 doubles and a triple ... Also lettered a year in football ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Bob and Terry Wahl ... Born: March 21, 1992 ... Has one brother, Jack ... Drafted in the 39th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians ... Played summer ball with the Tidewater Orioles ... Claimed the Dynamic World Series with the Tidewater Orioles.
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