Made 37 appearances going 11-11 with a 4.65 ERA in 22 starts pitching 170.1 innings... recorded five complete games, two shutout while allowing 192 hits, 110 runs (88 earned) with 155 strikeouts allowing 54 walks with opponents batting .289.
Southland Conference Tournament
Made two starts pitching a total of 8.0 innings with six strikeouts allowing three walks... earned the win pitching 6.0 innings in the tournament opener against Stephen F. Austin (5/26) allowing seven hits, four runs and two walks with six strikeouts in the Mavs' 10-4 win... started on two-days rest in the final game of the season for UTA in the shortest start of his career pitching 2.0 innings allowing seven runs (6 earned) on six hits and allowing one walk in the Mavs' 10-15 loss to Texas State (5/29).
Second team All-Southland Conference... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine second team academic all-district... named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week four times (March 2, March 29, April 5, May 10)... two-time College Baseball Foundation National All-Star Lineup (March 2, April 6)... National Pitcher of the Year Watch List (Top Collegiate Pitcher)... Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Pitcher of the Week (3/1)... National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Week (3/2)... CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Pitcher of the Week (3/2)... College Baseball 360 "Primetime Performer" Weekly Honor Roll (3/2)... CollegeBaseballInsider.com Central Region Pitcher of the Week (5/12)... made 19 appearances - 16 starts - with a 7-6 record with a 4.66 ERA in 112.0 innings pitched... struck out a school record 113 batters allowing 76 base hits and 76 runs (58 earned) while allowing 30 walks with opponents batting .281... innings pitched rank fourth in UTA history... made 10 starts pitching at least 7.0 innings... tallied two complete-game shutouts, both three-hit gems against Nicholls (4/1) with nine strikeouts and against Stephen F. Austin (5/7) striking out seven... struck out a school record 18 batters while becoming the first pitcher in UTA history to carrying a no-hitter through 8.2 innings against Missouri State (2/26)... allowed one hit and one walk in the no-decision as UTA won 1-0 in 14 innings... became first pitcher in the Southland Conference to be awarded conference pitcher of the week on back-to-back weeks since 2005... struck out at least seven batters on six occasions while notching at least 10 strikeouts in three starts... went seven straight starts pitching at least 7.0 innings (2/26-4/9)... in 11 appearances at home - eight starts - posted a 4-2 record with a 1.93 ERA in 60.2 innings pitched with two complete-game shutouts, 74 strikeouts and 16 walks allowed with opponents batting .231... made 11 appearances - all starts - in Southland Conference competition with a 5-4 record, 4.78 ERA in 81.0 innings... posted five complete games against SLC opponents with a team-high 74 strikeouts and 21 walks allowed while opponents hit .294.
Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska League... helped lead team to a runner-up finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series (Wichita, Kan.) while losing in the championship game to the El Dorado (Kan.) Broncos... team went 7-1 at the NBC Tournament... went 1-0 with three appearances and a 3.21 ERA in 14.0 innings with 16 strikeouts and six walks at the NBC Tournament... among team leaders with 3-2 record, 3.61 ERA and one complete game during season... led team with 52.1 innings pitched and tied for team lead with 10 starts... struck out 42 batters and walked only 13 while allowing opposing batters a .246 batting average.
Made one relief appearance throwing 0.2 innings, allowing two hits and one run against Lamar (5/21).
Made 18 appearances (6 starts) and was 4-5 with a 4.63 ERA... led team with five pickoffs... ranked second on the team in saves (2) and appearances (18), was third in innings pitched (58.1) and tied for third on the team with four wins... ranked second in the Southland Conference in pickoffs (5)... went 4-0 with a save and a 2.91 ERA in six appearances (2 starts) at Clay Gould Ballpark... struck out 16 batters in 21.2 innings pitched in home games... was 0-5 with a 5.65 ERA in 12 appearances (4 starts) in 36.2 innings pitched with 46 hits allowed, 26 strikeouts and 14 walks allowed in games on the road or at a neutral site... went 2-1 with a 4.28 ERA in 10 appearances (4 starts) with two saves, 33.2 innings pitched, 42 hits allowed and 25 strikeouts with 14 walks in SLC games... pitched at least 6.0 innings in five of six starts... allowed only two earned runs during a stretch of seven relief appearances (Mar. 14-Apr. 1) recording 10.0 innings pitched with 10 strikeouts, a 1.80 ERA while posting a win and two saves... won first career game on Opening Day against Arkansas State (2/20) throwing 6.0 innings with two strikeouts and allowing six hits, four runs and three walks in the start... notched first career save in 1.0 inning appearance with one strikeout and one walk against UTSA (3/14)... pitched season-high 8.2 innings at Stephen F. Austin allowing nine hits and three runs with four strikeouts in a no-decision (4/26)... struck out a season-high six batters in a 6.0-inning start while earning the victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (5/3)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2009 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.
Played for the Santa Maria Indians of the California Collegiate League... led the league going 6-0 and finished second with a 1.47 ERA... second in league voting for the Most Outstanding Pitcher award... ranked fourth in the Best Breaking Ball category and received the second most votes for All-League Starting Pitchers... posted 46 strikeouts, walked only 18 batters and allowed 13 runs in 43 innings.
Central Arizona College (Sophomore)
Transferred to UT Arlington after helping lead Central Arizona College to a third-place finish at the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., with a 46-22 record while playing for head coach Jon Wente... was one of the top pitchers in the Region during sophomore season posting an 11-3 record with a 3.17 ERA in 116.1 innings... second on the team with 100 strikeouts and walked only 18 batters.
Arizona State University (Freshman)
Made collegiate debut pitching one season at Arizona State... made 11 appearances with 10 innings pitched while recording a 0-1 record with a 6.30 ERA with 10 strikeouts and five walks in 2007.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Mountain Pointe High School for Coach Branden Buck... posted a .418 batting average with six home runs and also pitched 21 innings with a 2-0 record as a senior... notched a 6-4 record with a 2.04 ERA in 68.2 innings with 65 strikeouts as a junior... named First Team All-Conference as a designated hitter as a senior... earned First Team All-Region accolades as a pitcher during junior season... named the Scholar Student-Athlete of the Year in 2006.
Son of Steven and Pamela Mitchell... born March 13, 1988... an economics major at UT Arlington.
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