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Mark Mulder a Prime Candidate for All-American
 
 
 
Mark Mulder
 
Mark Mulder
 
 

May 12, 1998

ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATE
MARK MULDER
Michigan State - LHP/1B
6'6', 200 lbs., South Holland, Ill.

Final Statistics Pitching
       
1998    3.14    6-6     15  14   5  84.2    80  43  32  19  113 12.0     5.9
1997    2.26    7-2     20  7    4  67.2    66  22  17  12  56  7.4      4.7
Career  2.71    13-8    35  21   9  152.1   144 65  49  31  169 10.0     5.5

Final Statistics Hitting/Fielding AVG SLG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO PO A E Pct. 1998 .335 .503 155 28 52 11 0 5 30 32 43 155 16 6 .966 1997 .302 .466 189 39 57 13 0 6 35 15 29 341 44 7 .982 Career .317 .483 344 67 109 24 0 11 65 47 72 496 60 13 .977

1998 HIGHLIGHTS Shattered the MSU single-season strikeout record of 107, ending 1998 with 113 strikeouts (and only 19 walks). Became just the third pitcher in Michigan State history to record 100 strikeouts in a season. Recorded 16 strikeouts while walking none in MSUis 6-2 win at Campbell on March 7, 1998. Fanned 14 in seven innings against Indiana on April 11, 1998. Fanned 10 while walking none in six scoreless innings vs. Oakland University on April 7, 1998. Leads Michigan State in every pitching statistic category, excluding saves. Has been MSUis top hitter, leading the squad in batting average and on-base percentage. ---Named MSUis Most Valuable Player. Third-team pre-season All-American by Louisville Slugger. First-team pre-season All-American by Baseball America survey of Major League Scouting Directors.

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS 1997 Big Ten ERA Leader (2.26). First-team All-Big Ten, 1997. Second-team All-Mideast Region, 1997. Starting pitcher in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game after 5-2, 1.47 ERA season. Voted top prospect in the Cape Cod League in a poll of league managers. Participated in 1997 USA Baseball National Trials, allowing no runs while on the hill. Led Michigan State in wins, ERA, strikeouts and saves in 1997, a feat never before accomplished in Spartan history. Named 1997 Spartan Most Valuable Player and MSU Pitcher of the Year.


 

 

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