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Mark Picca
Mark Picca

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Tex.

High School:
Nolan Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
05/31/1989

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


SLC Tournament
Did not play.

2010 (Junior)
Appeared in 15 games, making nine starts... compiled a 2-6 record with an 8.28 ERA... third on team in innings pitched (54.1)... produced a 2.8 strikeout-to-walk ratio... pitched seven scoreless frames, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out eight against Oklahoma Christian (3/16)... held Louisiana Monroe to one run in 4 IP (3/23)... picked up second win of the season by holding Dallas Baptist to three runs over six innings (5/4)... prevented four of seven inherited runners from scoring... Southland Conference All-Academic Second-Team selection... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2010 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll.

Summer 2009
Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League... made five appearances (one start) with a 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched... struck out nine batters, allowed nine hits, six runs and five walks.

2009 (Sophomore)
Made five appearances (2 starts) and was 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA... logged 8.0 innings pitched with seven strikeouts and allowed five walks with a .417 opponent batting average... struck out three batters in one inning pitched (1 appearance) in appearances at Clay Gould Ballpark... tallied a 0-1 record with a 15.43 ERA in four appearances (2 starts) with 7.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts and five walks in games pitched on the road or on a neutral site... did not appear in a SLC game... allowed a .125 (1-for-8) opponent batting average with two outs... recorded season-high three strikeouts in a 1.0-inning relief appearance against Siena (2/23)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2009 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

2008 (Freshman)
Made 10 appearances (three starts) and went 1-2 with a 5.73 ERA... pitched 22 innings allowing 25 hits, 17 runs and seven walks with 15 strikeouts... pitched six innings in three appearances in Southland Conference competition... made NCAA Division I debut pitching three innings while giving up four hits, three runs and two walks with two strikeouts in start against Missouri State (2/23)... pitched 2.1 innings in relief allowing one hit and one run with two strikeouts against Dallas Baptist (3/8)... collected first collegiate victory tossing six innings, while allowing three hits, one run and two walks with three strikeouts at Texas (4/16)... named SLC Co-Pitcher of the Week following six-inning victory against Texas... made longest relief appearance on the season throwing 4.2 innings, allowing six hits and three runs with a season-high five strikeouts against Northwestern State (4/25)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2008 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

High School
Came to UT Arlington after earning first team All-State honors in 2006 and 2007 as well as being named team Most Valuable Player... named 2006 District Newcomer of the Year...tossed five shutouts as a senior, including a two-hit, 12-strikeout performance against Fort Worth Arlington Heights HS...finished the season with 106 strikeouts in 71 innings.

Personal
Son of Jerry and Marianne Picca... born May 31, 1989... a business major at UT Arlington.

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