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Michael Grove

#2 Michael Grove

RHP | So. | 6-3 | 200 |B/T: R/R | Wheeling, W.Va. | Wheeling Park HS

2016 (Freshman)

  • Named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team
  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Made 16 appearances with seven starts, posting a record of 2-4
  • Was third on the team with 56 strikeouts, fourth with a 3.40 ERA and allowed 17 earned runs on 45 hits in 45.0 innings
  • Pitched 6.2 innings and allowed one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts at No. 5 Texas Tech on May 19
  • Struck out a career-high-tying and team-best 13 batters in a win over Maryland while allowing one run on six hits on May 10 and was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on May 16
  • Pitched 8.1 innings in relief and did not allow a run while striking out a career-best 13 batters to earn the win at Oklahoma on April 24 and be recognized as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on April 25
  • Started against rivals Marshall and Pitt in back-to-back weeks and did not allow an earned run in 5.0 innings in each contest
  • Picked up his first career save with 2.0 innings of scoreless work in relief, allowing two hits and striking out three at Hawaii on March 4

High School

  • Played for coach Mike McLeod at Wheeling Park High
  • Went 23-7 and advanced to the 2014 WV Class AAA semifinals as a junior
  • Had a 1.20 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 33.2 innings in 2014 while hitting .488
  • Named to the 2014 West Virginia Sports Writer’s Association All-State First Team and 2013 Honorable Mention Team
  • Garnered the 2014 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year
  • Ranked the No. 2 player in West Virginia by Prep Baseball Report
  • Named to the 2015 Atlantic Region Honorable Mention All-America Team by Perfect Game

Personal

  • Son of Jeff and Stephanie Grove
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is December 18
  • Majoring in finance
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List
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