Spartan pitcher selected by Chicago Cubs with pick number 428 overall.
Home run from Bechina propels MSU, while Tyranski and McCauley quiet Gopher bats
Junior hurler picks up first win of season, holding Purple Eagles without a run in 7 IP
Kelley, Lowery and McCauley On Preseason Honors List
Junior pitcher rang up 49 strikeouts last season.
2017 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 25 games, posting team-leading nine saves, which ranked tied for fourth in B1G and tied for 59th in the NCAA ... the nine saves tied for the third on the MSU single-season saves list (since 1986) ... posted a 2.10 ERA in 25.2 IP with 36 strikeouts and 14 walks ... was 13th in the B1G in conference only against with 33 strikeouts in league play ... tied for third in both appearances and games in relief in conference only games with 13 ... earned save in first five appearances, picking up first career save in MSU’s 9-7 win at Abilene Christian (Feb. 18), with 1.2 IP, one strikeout and no earned runs ... also collected a pair of saves in as many outings at UNC-Greensboro, in the 5-4 win on Feb. 24, with two Ks in 1.0 IP and the 22-16 victory on Feb. 25 with 1.1 IP and one K ... fired three or more strikeouts in eight outings, led by career-high six Ks in career-high tying 3.0 IP at Michigan (May 19) ... added five punchouts at Nebraska (May 14) ... opened season with streak of 6.2 IP without an earned run and later had stretch of 12.1 IP.
2016 (FRESHMAN): Made 13 appearances, all in relief, with a 2-0 record in 17.0 IP, logging a team-best 1.59 ERA with 15 strikeouts and nine walks ... held opponents to a .167 batting average in league games as part of an overall .186 batting average by the opposition ... did not allow a run in five appearances in Big Ten games (6.2 IP) and yielded just four hits … both wins came at Comerica Park, vs. Central Michigan (April 13) with 3.0 IP and two Ks, and vs. Eastern Michigan (May 11) with 2.2 IP with one K, which were also his longest two outings of the season ... allowed runs in only two of his 12 appearances and had a stretch of 13.1 innings of allowing no runs ... part of two shutouts, against Illinois State (March 8), striking out two, and against Indiana (April 23), getting one out ... had multiple strikeouts in five outings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Joe Emanuele at Sterling Heights Stevenson High School ... Captained his team as a senior while earning first-team all-state and Dream Team honors ... Represented Sterling Heights Stevenson in the 2015 MHSBCA All-Star Game at Comerica Park ... Named to the USA TODAY All-USA Michigan Baseball Team ... Hit .480 with seven home runs and 25 doubles and went 7-1 on the mound as a senior ... Two-time first-team all-county and all-district ... At the plate in 2014, hit .360 with 20 RBIs and one home run along with 13 stolen bases ... Posted a school-record 0.39 ERA on the mound in 18 innings, registering 29 strikeouts and 11 saves as a junior ... Helped Stevenson to a 37-3 record and trip to the state quarterfinals as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Chuck and Diane ... Born Dec. 5, 1996 ... Majoring in food industry management.