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    Michael Rogers

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Hamilton, N.J.

    High School:
    Steinert

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 205

    Position:
    RHP

    Birthdate:
    10/24/1982


    As a redshirt-freshman (2003): Named third-team All-America by the College Baseball Writers Association ... A concensus first team Freshman All-American by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America ... Named second-team All-ACC by the league's coaches ... Named an honorable mention All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... Became only the third NC State pitcher ever to win 12 games in a single season, joining Matt Donahue (1991 and 1992) and Brett Black (1997) ... Pitched eight innings February 21 vs. Boston College and got the win after allowing two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out seven ... Gave up two runs in the second inning, and then set down 19 of the last 21 men he faced ... Tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout of Villanova on March 31, giving up a single each in the first and second inning, and then retiring the next 20 men he faced and 22 of the last 23 ... Allowed three runs, one of them earned, on seven hits in 6-2/3 innings March 14 vs. Oklahoma State ... Wobbled through the first four innings March 22 vs. Florida State, but retired 13 of the final 15 men he faced and wound up allowing just two runs on five hits in eight innings ... Hurled eight shutout innings April 19 in the first game of a doubleheader at Virginia, allowing five hits, walking two and striking out four ... Shut down North Carolina on April 25, allowing two runs on eight hits in seven innings ... Walked four and struck out seven ... Picked up his 11th win of the season in the first round of the ACC Tournament with a 10-6 win over Virginia ... Was sensational in the first round of the NCAA Wilson Regional, holding Le Moyne to just two unearned runs on three hits in eight innings ... Walked one and fanned seven ... Was named to the regional's all-tournament team. As a true freshman (2002): May have been NC State's best pitcher prior to suffering a fractured right fibula March 23 vs. Wake Forest ... Had back-to-back complete-game shutouts February 23 vs. Coppin State and March 1 vs. George Mason, allowing six hits, walking four and striking out 21 in 16 innings during the two games ... Allowed just seven extra-base hits and one home run in 39 2/3 innings ... Recovered from his leg injury in time to play for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League, and dominated some of the best hitters in college baseball ... Went 5-1 with a 1.82 ERA ... Made nine appearances, four of them starts, and allowed 25 hits, walked 17 and struck out 37 in 39-2/3 innings ... Finished tied for second in the league in wins. High school and personal: A three-time all-state honoree who posted a 7-2 record with a 0.97 ERA as a senior at Steinert High School ... Was the staff ace for a team that included two pitchers who were drafted into professional baseball ... Finished his high school career as the winningest pitcher in Mercer County high school history with a record of 32-6 ... Began his senior season in style, tossing a perfect game vs. the Lawrenceville School ... Went 9-1 with a 1.07 ERA as a junior to earn all-state honors ... Helped lead Steinert to the New Jersey Group IV state championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and was the winning pitcher in the championship game in '98 and '99 ... Named New Jersey pitcher of the year as a junior ... Enrolled in First-Year College ... Born October 24, 1982.

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