(2007): One of the team's weekend starters, he missed nearly two months of the season with a rib cage injury in his back from mid-February to early April ... went 5-3 overall with a 4.25 ERA over 12 games and 11 starts, tossing 59.1 innings, giving up 59 hits... struck out 30 and walked 15 with a .260 opponent batting average.... won his first Division-I start on February 3 against USC, tossing 6.1 innings, giving up five runs (three earned)... pitched just 1.2 innings against Texas in a start on February 10 before leaving the contest... would not pitch again until a start against Oral Roberts on April 6, where he lasted just 2.2 innings, giving up three runs... returned to form by the end of April, winning his fourth start back with seven strong innings on a Tuesday against San Diego State, retiring the first nine, 18 of the first 20 and 21 of 25, giving up just two hits over seven innings while striking out five... won another start against Cal Poly on May 4, posting a streak of 21.2 innings of not allowing a walk, going seven innings giving up an unearned run on eight hits... won his second start at UC Santa Barbara with seven innings of two-run baseball, moving up to 4-1 since his return... despited a loss in a start against UC Riverside, he posted a 1.86 ERA and 3-1 record over the previous five appearances... would finish the year with a loss to Illinois-Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Regional, losing on a one-hitter in the opening game.
Junior College: Junior College All-American after going 10-1 with a 1.97 ERA at Bakersfield CC... made 14 starts in 2006, tossing 105.0 innings, giving up 95 hits and striking out 47 and walking 14... named first team all-conference, earning Pitcher of the Year honors as a sophomore in the Western States Conference... also named first team all-Southern California... as a freshman went 2-0 with one save over 12 appearances and one start, tossing 26.2 innings, for a 4.39 ERA... struck out 14 and walked 11.
High School: Three-sport athlete earned two varsity letters in baseball, football and wrestling... named first team all-state in baseball out of Bishop Manogue in Reno... went 12-1 as a senior in 2004... baseball and football team won league both seasons and were two-time defending state champions.
Personal: Son of George and Elizabeth McElroy ... brother, Cody, played football at Nevada, the alma mater of their father, George ... majoring in sociology.
Innings Pitched - 7.2, vs. Illinois-Chicago (6/1/07)
Strikeouts - 6, vs. Cal Poly (5/4/07)
Walks - 4, vs. UC Riverside (5/18/07)
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