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#51 Evan Mitchell
Position: RHP
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Marietta, GA
High School: Wheeler HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2012:
Saw mound time in 13 games as a sophomore, finishing the season with a 2-1 record and a 3.52 earned run average and 43 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched • Used primarily in long relief but drew four late-season starts in league competition • Worked a season-longest 4.1 innings and registered a season-high eight strikeouts in his season debut against Washington State (Feb. 19) •  Earned his first win against Kansas (Feb. 25) with 2.2 innings of relief • Also worked 4.1 innings in his SEC season debut at LSU (Mar. 17) and against South Carolina (Apr. 15) in the first of his four starts • Took the loss against the defending NCAA Champion Gamecocks • Drew additional SEC starts against Tennessee, at Florida and in MSU's home finale against Kentucky (May 19) • Earned a win in relief at Alabama (May 5) and concluded the season with a 1-1 worksheet and 3.76 earned run average in nine appearances (26.1 innings) of league competition • Named to the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll • Pitched last summer in the Cape Cod Collegiate League for the Harwich Mariners.

 

2011:
Appeared in 15 rookie season games, compiling a 6-2 record with a 4.62 earned run average • Registered 49 strikeouts in 48.2 innings and ranked fifth on the staff with seven games started • Named to the NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team after tossing a career-best eight-inning, eight-strikeout gem against Austin Peay (June 4) near his hometown in Marietta, Ga. • Picked up a win in his collegiate debut with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief against Lamar (Feb. 20) • Earned wins in his next two appearances, starts at home against Belmont (Feb. 27) and Georgia State (Mar. 6) • Made the first of his six SEC appearances against Auburn (Mar. 26) • Also notched wins in relief against Alabama (May 1) and at Memphis (May 17) • Absorbed losses in starts against Sacred Heart (Mar. 13) and at top-ranked Florida (June 10) in the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional • Piled up a season-high 11 strikeouts in 4.1 innings of relief against Memphis at AutoZone Park (May 17) • Appeared in six SEC games, posting a 1-0 mark with a 3.48 ERA in 10.1 innings of mound work • Allowed one unearned run and overcame five walks to pick up a win in a 3.2-inning relief effort against Alabama (May 1) • Posted a 1-1 mark in NCAA postseason play with 10 strikeouts over 10 innings • One of three Bulldogs who played summer league baseball with the Danville (Ill.) Dans in the Prospect League, posting a 3-0 mark with an 0.39 ERA.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Three-year starter and four-year baseball letterman at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. • Coached by David McDonald • Earned all-region honors following an injury-curtailed senior season • Right-hander who compiled a 2-1 record with a 4.67 earned run average over 18 innings of mound duty for the Wildcats in 2010 • Also hit .310 with five RBI • Compiled a 1-2 pitching record with a 4.02 ERA as a junior • Hit .306 with 26 hits and 11 RBI en route to second-team All-Region 6 honors in 2009 • Shared team MVP honors and was recognized as his club's top defensive player as a junior • Registered a school-record 10 putouts in one game • Earned coaches award as a sophomore in 2008 • Also played basketball two seasons at Wheeler HS • Member of the Leadership Club, the Future Business Leaders of America and Wheeler High School's chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Played summer league baseball for the Georgia Knights, coached by Bob McDaniel.

PERSONAL:
Born Evan Renick Mitchell on March 18, 1992 in Marietta, Ga. • Son of Sally and Lynn Mitchell of Marietta, Ga. • Majoring in business administration.


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