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Michael Mayer

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midland Park, N.J.

High School:
Midland Park

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 194

Position:
Relief Pitcher

Birthdate:
01/04/1987

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Career: Has pitched in 22 games in relief over the past two seasons after redshirting as a freshman in 2006 ... Has no record and a 5.65 ERA in 28 2/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 30 hits and 18 earned runs with nine walks and 22 strikeouts ... Holds opposing hitters to a .256 batting average ... Has given up just one home run to 131 batters faced.

2008: Made 17 appearances out of the bullpen and logged 22.0 innings pitched with no record and a 6.55 ERA ... Allowed 24 hits and 16 earned runs while walking eight and striking out 13 ... Opposing batters hit .267 against him ... Pitched at least two innings in six of his 17 outings ... Logged two scoreless innings in which he retired all six batters he faced and had one strikeout against first place St. John's in the second to last game of the regular season ... During that game Villanova rallied from seven runs down in the final inning to eventually win 8-7 and claim its second straight BIG EAST Championship berth ... Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against Western Michigan and registered two scoreless frames in wins over Penn and Lafayette ... Did not allow an earned run in 11 of his 17 games.

2007: Logged a total of 6.2 innings over five appearances in relief ... Had no record and a 2.70 ERA ... Allowed six hits and two earned runs while walking just one and striking out nine ... Opponents had a .222 batting average against him ... Made his collegiate debut against New Jersey Tech when he entered in the eighth inning and promptly struck out the side ... Pitched a 1-2-3 inning in a win over St. Peter's and went two innings without allowing an earned run in a victory over Saint Joseph's.

2006: Redshirted.

Midland Park High School: Lettered in baseball and basketball ... Third Team All-County selection as a senior ... First Team All-League player as a junior and senior ... Registered 96 strikeouts during senior season ... Second Team All-League during freshman and sophomore seasons ... First Team All-League in basketball as a junior and senior ... Third Team All-County as a senior ... Averaged 9.2 points per game as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Recipient of the Math Award as a freshman and Physical Education Award as a junior.

Personal: Born 1/4/87 in Ridgewood, N.J. ... Younger of two sons of Edward and Ellen Mayer ... Has an older brother Eddie (22) ... Chose Villanova for its community atmosphere and the baseball team's traditionally strong pitching ... Management major.

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