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A.J. Achter
A.J. Achter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oregon, Ohio

High School:
Clay

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


2009: Went 3-6 and tied for the team lead with 14 starts ... 57 strikeouts tied for second most on the team while his 81.1 innings pitched were also the second most on the team ... 3.76 ERA was second lowest in the starting rotation ... Picked up his first win of the season in game two of a doubleheader vs. Northwestern (4/4), striking out a season-high eight while giving up four hits in 7.2 innings of work ... Went 5.2 innings, struck out five and earned the win as the Spartans picked up their first victory at Michigan (4/18) since 2004 ... Surrendered just one run in 8.0 innings while striking out five in a 9-1 win over Penn State (5/2) ... Gave up just four home runs on the year ... 34 of his 50 runs surrendered were earned.

2008: Made fourth-most starts on the team (eight)...made three appearances in relief...Pitched 33.2 innings and went 1-3...opponents hit just .224 against him...stuck out a season-high four in three innings vs. UConn (2/24)...gave up just three hits and struck out three in 4.2 innings vs. Northwestern (4/6)...picked up the win vs. Penn State (5/4), throwing 7.1 innings and giving up just one hit.

High School: Captured first-team All-Ohio and All-Toledo City League accolades after batting .429 and going 7-1 with a 0.92 ERA and 102 strikeouts as a senior...named 2007 Toledo City League Player of the Year and the league's tournament MVP...led Clay to a two-year record of 47-9 and a pair of district championships...threw a no-hitter against Findlay High School in 2007...named Clay's 2007 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year...rated No. 5 high school prospect in Ohio by Baseball America...lettered in baseball three times for coach Karl Knierim, serving as team captain during junior and senior years...also earned three varsity letters each in football and basketball...earned second-team all-league honors after setting school record for touchdown receptions...also named second-team all-league in basketball, and holds single-game scoring record with 39 points.

Personal: Born Aug. 27, 1988...son of Rod and Cindy Achter...has a brother, Austin, and a sister, Amanda...no-preference major...lists his father as his greatest baseball influence...played three years of summer baseball with the Toledo Hitmen, helping the team win the 2005 CABA World Series...threw two no-hitters in the summer of 2006 and never lost a game on the mound in summer baseball...pitched for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League in 2008.