#3 Louisiana Tech vs. #2 Fresno State in the 2011 WAC Tournament in Mesa, Ariz.
|Louisiana Tech Statistics|
2011: Named the seventh-best draft-eligible prospect in the WAC by Perfect Game USA... Picked off three runners, including two in the same inning, against Nicholls State (2/19)... Held opposing batters hitless and faced the minimum through 5.2 innings at McNeese State (2/26).... Has a season-high seven strikeouts at McNeese State (2/26)... Tossed 1.1 perfect innings in relieft at UT Arlington (3/16)... Struck out five and issued no walks against UTPA (3/26)... Tied his season-high with seven strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work to pick up the win against LSU-Shreveport (4/3)... Allowed just three hits and fanned two batters in 6.1 innings of work as Tech shutout New Mexico State (4/10)...Has not allowed a run in his last 15.0 innings of work - the longest streak since Trevor Petersen did not allow a run in 19.1 innings of work from March 13, 2010 thru April 10, 2010... Has now allowed a run in his last three starts and has shutout three-straight opponents... The 8.0 innings of work against Hawai'i (4/17) marked a season-high and the second longest outing of his career... Named Verizon WAC Pitcher of the Week (4/18)... Tossed the second complete game of his career against No. 19 Fresno State and retired the final 10 batters in order to pick up the win and series split for Tech.
2010: Led the team and ranked fourth in the WAC with 69 strikeouts...Team-high 13 games started...Career-high 13 strikeouts in his first career complete game in a 5-4 win over Sac. St. (5/8)...Struck out nine in 6.2 innings of work in game two of the WAC tournament vs. Nevada (5/27)...Picked-off a team-high 10 base runners on the year...Lowest ERA on the team out of pitchers who threw at least 30 innings at 5.60...Limited opponents to a .245 batting average against him...Selected by the New York Mets in the 46th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
2009: Appeared in a team-high 25 games, including three starts...Named WAC Pitcher of the Week (4/20)...Limited opponents to a league-low .223 batting average during WAC play...Either shutdown or limited the opposition to one run in just under half of his innings pitched, 24 2/3...In his first collegiate appearance against Grambling State, he pitched two scoreless innings and walked only one, while striking out three...In two appearances against Houston Baptist, he allowed only one run in a combined for 5 2/3 innings pitched, while striking out six (3/20 and 3/22)...Did not allow an earned run in six straight appearances or 12 1/3 innings (4/19-4/30)...During that span, he was dominant against WAC foes Fresno State, Sacramento State and Hawaii...Picked up his first win during that stretch, against Fresno State (4/19), and his first save, against Sacramento State (4/26).
2008: Redshirt season.
High School: Lettered four years for Clermont Northeastern High School in Batavia, Ohio, for coach Jason Kreimer...Named first team all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named team captain his senior year...Helped lead the Rockets to the Southern Buckeye Conference title in 2007...Played basketball as a freshman and a sophomore...Was an honor roll student and a member of the school band...Played summer ball for the Midland Redskins in Cincinnati in 2007.
Personal: Full name is Michael Lynn Jefferson...Son of Randy and Kim Jefferson...Has two sisters, Toni and Heather...Born July 31, 1989, in Cincinnati, Ohio.