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Mike Ballard

LHP
Position
6'2''
Height
195 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
L/L
B/T
Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown
Ocean Lakes
High School

2005: Finished the season 8-3 with a 3.54 ERA … his eight wins were second-most on the team … started all 15 of the games he appeared in … fourth on the team in strikeouts (53) and second in innings pitched (89.0) … Named the ACC Pitcher of the Week (2/14) … Made his first appearance since 2003, recording six strikeouts and two hits in 7.0 shutout innings and earning the win in Virginia[apos]s first victory of the season, 2-0 over UNC Wilmington (2/12) … Pitched 8.0 innings with three strikeouts to earn the win as Virginia defeated Bucknell, 7-2 (2/18) … Struck out five and gave up only four hits in 8.0 scoreless innings against Fordham, earning the win in Virginia[apos]s 5-0 victory (2/26) … Pitched 8.0 scoreless innings and recorded the win against Marist, striking out nine and allowing only five hits in Virginia[apos]s 3-0 victory (3/11) … Recorded a 4-1 complete game victory against Maryland, notching five strikeouts and allowing only one run on five hits in his 9.0 innings of work (3/18) … Recorded his sixth win of the year, striking out four and giving up only one earned run on five hits in Virginia[apos]s 9-2 win over #4 Georgia Tech (4/23) … Earned his seventh win of the season, allowing only two runs on six hits and striking out five Seminoles in 6.0 innings against #15 Florida State, a 6-2 final (5/1) … picked up his eighth win of the season, holding Miami to one run on eight hits while striking out three in a 4-3 victory (5/15).

2004: Did not compete in a game .. Sat out the season to rehabilitate an injury.

2003: Served as one of Virginia[apos]s weekend starters … Season was cut short due to an injury … Began the season in the weekend rotation … Made his first career appearance and start as a true freshman for Virginia, pitching 5.0 innings and allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out a game-high four batters against #20 Auburn (2/15) … Earned his first collegiate win by pitching 5.2 innings, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out two batters in Virginia[apos]s 9-2 win over Duke (3/22) … Recorded his second win of the season by pitching 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing only four hits while striking out six batters in Virginia[apos]s 4-1 victory over #20 Clemson in Clemson, S.C. (4/5) – the loss was Clemson[apos]s first home loss of the season and broke the Tigers[apos] 16-0 record at home … Pitched a season-high 6.2 innings, allowing two runs (none earned) on three hits while striking out eight batters against #12 Richmond (3/3) … Pitched 5.1 innings and struck out one batter against #4 Florida State (3/15) … Went 6.0 innings and allowed just one run on two hits in Virginia[apos]s 4-2 victory over Maryland (3/29).

Prep & Personal: Earned four letters in baseball for coach Gary Spedden at Ocean Lakes … Named a 2002 First Team All-Beach District choice and was selected a Second Team All-Region player … Helped guide Ocean Lakes to a second place finish in the 2001 Virginia AAA State Tournament and was named a First Team All-District, All-Region and All-Tidewater choice while being tabbed the District Player of the Year in 2001 … Second Team All-State choice in 2001 … Earned First Team All-Beach District honors and was named a Second Team All-Tidewater and All-Region player in 2000 … Set the Ocean Lakes ERA record in 2000 with a 1.17 ERA – Only to shatter his own mark a year later with a school-record 0.69 ERA in 2001.

Ballard[apos]s Career Pitching Statistics

Year ERA G-GS W-L SV CG-SO IP H R ER BB K HB WP
2003 1.93 7-7 2-2 0 0-0 37.1 30 14 8 19 26 1 0
2004 0.00 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 3.54 15-15 8-3 0 1-3 89.0 86 41 35 19 53 1 0
Career 2.49 22-22 10-5 0 1-3 126.1 116 55 43 38 79 2 0