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Kurt Wunderlich
Kurt Wunderlich

Hometown:
Des Peres, Mo.

High School:
Kirkwood

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
RHP

Experience:
4L

B/T:
L/R



Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

Four-year letterwinner won 26 games in his career, which ranks third in the school record books . . . in addition, his 258 2/3 innings are sixth most in school history . . . after starting out as a reliever as a freshman and sophomore, Wunderlich compiled an 18-5 record as a starter his final two seasons in East Lansing . . . was the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year (2011) . . . selected in the 20th round (No. 616 overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Oakland.

2011 (SENIOR) Finished his senior season with an impressive 10-2 record . . . became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Pitcher of the Year honors . . . also voted the Robin Roberts Most Valuable Pitcher by his teammates . . . his 10 victories were a career high, led the Big Ten in 2011, and tied for second most in an MSU season . . . the first-team All-Big Ten selection also set a school record with 101 2/3 innings pitched . . . Michigan State posted a 13-2 record when Wunderlich started, including a 7-1 mark in Big Ten play as the Spartans won their first Big Ten Championship since 1979 . . . was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week twice and threw a complete game shutout over Northwestern in his final appearance at McLane Baseball Stadium on May 19 . . . in his last game as a Spartan, Wunderlich struck out five and gave up just one run over eight innings as MSU defeated Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament; for his performance against the Boilermakers, Wunderlich was named to the all-tournament team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2010 (JUNIOR): Third-team All-Big Ten selection . . . led the team and tied for third in the Big Ten with eight wins on the mound in his first year as a starter . . . the former reliever delivered an 8-3 record with a 4.28 ERA in 88.1 innings pitched, which ranked 11th most in the league . . . . tied for second on the team with 13 starts . . . struck out 48 batters and walked 28 . . . served as the team's No. 2 weekend starter . . . tossed 6.0 innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out three, in win over Miami-Ohio (2/21) . . . named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after throwing 7.0 scoreless innings against West Virginia (2/28) . . . also struck out a season-high six against just four hits vs. the Mountaineers . . . recorded a victory at Notre Dame (3/20), fanning four in six innings of work . . . tossed a season-high 8.0 innings and allowed just two runs in win over Oakland (3/27) . . . gave up just two runs in 7.0 innings of work in win against Iowa (4/3) . . . allowed four earned runs in 8.0 innings in win at Minnesota (4/10) . . . excellent outing in win against Illinois (4/23), surrendering only one run on nine hits in 8.0 innings of work . . . gave up just one run on four hits in 8.0 innings to earn the win at Northwestern (5/21).

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Reliever was second on the team with 19 appearances . . . went 5-5 with a 6.05 ERA . . . made one start at Clemson (3/10), going 5.0 innings . . . pitched 4.0 innings in relief vs. Northwestern (4/5), allowing just one run and one hit while striking out five to earn the win . . . struck out a career-high six in 4.0 innings of work while allowing just one run vs. Michigan (4/19) . . . earned wins in back-to-back appearances vs. Oakland (3/21) and Western Michigan (3/25), pitching a combined 5.1 innings and striking out three . . . pitched one inning in relief to pick up the win over Michigan (4/17) . . . pitched 4.2 innings in relief to earn the win at Iowa (4/25), allowing no runs off five hits.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Went 3-2 with a 5.67 ERA . . . made 21 appearances and threw 27 innings . . . had a 2:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio with 22 strikeouts and 11 walks . . . struck out four in two innings of work and earned the win in MSU's first game of the season vs. Stetson (2/22) . . . tied a season high with four strikeouts vs. LSU (3/4) . . . picked up wins in back-to-back appearances vs. Iowa (4/26) and Oakland (4/30); gave up no hits in one inning vs. Iowa and struck out one in one inning vs. Oakland . . . struck out two in 2/3 of an inning in a win over Penn State (5/2).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two varsity baseball letters for coach Ken Shaw . . . graduated after fall semester of senior year . . . named second-team all-conference as a junior . . . captured all-star and league MVP honors as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 22, 1989 in St. Louis, Mo. . . . son of Christian and Cynthia Wunderlich . . . father was a swimmer at Drury University . . . marketing major . . . played two seasons for East Cobb team that advanced to World Wood Bay World Championship . . . competed in National Amateur Baseball Federation U17 World Series in 2006.

WUNDERLICH'S CAREER STATS


Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2008....  5.67   3-2    21   0   0   0/0     1   27.0   28   20   17   11   22   7   0   2   126   .264   5   5   0   2  2
2009....  6.05   5-5    19   1   0   0/1     0   41.2   48   30   28   23   28   9   1   1   193   .308   2   7   0   1  6
2010....  4.28   8-3    13  13   0   0/0     0   88.1  102   51   42   28   48  15   5   5   395   .297   4  10   1   4  9
2011....  3.19  10-2    15  15   1   1/1     0  101.2  102   38   36   29   65  14   3   9   432   .271   4  15   0   1 11
TOTAL...  4.28  26-12   68  29   1   1/2     1  258.2  280  139  123   91  163  45   9  17  1146   .285  15  37   1   8 28