The Mavericks will look to continue their strong play against Abilene Christian this week.
2002: 8-1, 2.48?of qualifying players, owned team?s best ERA and most victories?11 starts were tied with B.J. Brandenberger for second most starts on the staff?was the winning pitcher in eight of his last 14 appearances?won six straight before McNeese State snapped the streak April 28?he pitched a gem vs. Northwestern State, outdueling NSU ace O.J. King by tossing 8.1 innings of five hit ball, allowing one run?gave up just two singles in eight-inning complete game shutout, striking out six and walking one vs. UT-San Antonio one week after Northwestern State game?allowed just three runs of any kind in last 26.2 innings (1.01 ERA) covering five appearances.
2001: 3-0, 4.97?appeared in 20 games, eight as a starter?opponents hit .272?earned win over Dallas Baptist by tossing five innings of four-hit ball, while allowing one run and two walks with three strikeouts?also picked up win by throwing 5 1/3 innings vs. Southeastern Louisiana?gave up one earned run on four hits and two walks with one strikeout vs. Lions?that was his longest stint of the year?struck out season-high three batters on three occasions. SLC Tournament: 1-0, 0.00?earned win in first game of championship doubleheader vs. Lamar to force a winner-take-all game?tossed five innings, allowing just one unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out two batters. NCAA Tournament: 0-0, 4.50 ERA?pitched in both games vs. Rice?tossed two innings of three-hit ball, allowing one unearned run while striking out two batters in first appearance?four hits, two earned runs, no walks and two strikeouts in two innings vs. the Owls in the season finale.
2000: Spent summer playing for the National Baseball Congress national champion Liberal BeeJays, coached by UTA associate head coach Darin Thomas?One of UTA?s most impressive pitchers down the stretch as a freshman?finished the season 5-4, 4.99?led team with 51 strikeouts?five wins tied Ben Grundhauser for the team?s second most wins?appeared in 23 games, starting three?57.2 innings pitched was fourth highest total on the team?started game at Oklahoma March 8, and started final two appearances, April 30 against Nicholls State and May 14 at Kansas?went 8.2 innings in the Nicholls State game, striking out a career-high 10 batters while allowing no runs on three hits and four walks?matched career high strikeout total in the Kansas game, when he pitched a seven-inning complete game in which he allowed one earned run on five hits and four walks?worked two scoreless innings with a strikeout and no hits or walks at Baylor?struck out at least three batters in six appearances.
Prior to UTA: Drafted in the 44th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft?capped his prep career at Midland High School with an All-State award?named All-District as a pitcher in 1999 and as a third baseman in 1998?appeared in the North-South All-Star game. Personal: Son of Andrea and Russell Pullin?born February 17, 1981?a broadcast communications major at UTA.
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