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Mitch Herold

Mitch Herold

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Merritt Island, Fla.

High School:
Cocoa

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
LHP


2008 (Junior): Finished with a 3.04 ERA and a 4-4 record in 13 starts, including one complete game...Set career-highs with 70 strikeouts and 74.0 innings...Held opposing batters to a .239 average and just 11 extra-base hits...Hurled at least 5.0 innings in first four starts and final four starts...Racked up six strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work for the victory over Florida A&M (Feb. 24)...Fanned six while working 5.0 innings in a start vs. Central Michigan (March 2)...Worked 6.0 innings without an earned run, giving up just three hits and striking out two...Went 7.0 innings vs. Siena (March 16) without giving up a run and striking out eight in the win...Struck out four in 2.1 hitless innings of relief at Houston (April 5)...Recorded UCF's first complete game since 2006, defeating Stetson (April 9) on a three-hitter with just one walk and nine strikeouts...Picked up seven strikeouts in 7.0 innings, not earning a decision against North Florida (April 15)...Worked 4.0 innings with two strikeouts vs. Rice (April 26)...Tallied six strikeouts in 5.0 innings at Tulane (May 3)...Gave up just two hits in 7.0 scoreless innings vs. UAB (May 10), striking out seven and not walking a batter for the win...Tossed 5.1 innings vs. Clemson (May 16), surrendering just two earned runs and striking out three...Added six strikeouts and did not get the decision after giving up just two runs in 5.1 innings at Tulane in the C-USA Championship (May 23).

2007 (Sophomore): Appeared in 16 games, sitting 34 down on strikes in 26.2 innings...Earned starts in the regular-season finale vs. Marshall (May 19) and vs. Rice in UCF's opening game at the C-USA Championship (May 23)...Set a career-high with nine strikeouts in a start at Stetson (May 8), holding the Hatters hitless until the fifth inning...Fanned one batter and did not allow a run in the eighth inning at Memphis (May 5)...Struck out one in 0.2 innings of relief vs. Stetson (May 2)...Pitched a scoreless seventh at Stetson (March 27), striking out two...Struck out three in an inning of relief vs. UMass (March 11)...Made first start of the season vs. Maryland (Feb. 17)...Helped keep TCU (Feb. 11) at bay, coming out of the pen to pitch 4.0 scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and striking out three as UCF came back to win, 8-6...Struck out one in 0.1 innings of relief vs. FIU (Feb. 3).

2006 (Freshman): Made nine starts out of 12 appearances...Finished with a 5.23 ERA and a 1-4 record, striking out 39 in 41.1 innings...First collegiate appearance out of the bullpen came in game two at Florida International (Feb. 5)...First career start was in the third game of the North Florida series (Feb. 19), not allowing a hit in 3.2 innings of work with six strikeouts and five walks...Tied a career-high with six strikeouts in start vs. No. 13 Florida (March 14)...Grabbed first career victory at TCU (March 25), limiting the Horned Frogs to one run on four hits in a career-high seven innings of work...Allowed one run in 4.2 innings of work vs. East Carolina (April 8) with five strikeouts...Did not give up a run in final two outings, striking out four in 2.0 innings at Houston (May 5) and posting three strikeouts in 2.1 innings at Southern Miss (May 19).

Prior to UCF: Three-year letterwinner at Cocoa High School for head coach Chuck Goldfarb...Posted a 9-2 record as a senior with a 1.78 ERA...Tied for third in the Central Florida area with 103 strikeouts in 63 innings pitched...Named team's MVP and team captain as a senior...Was 2-1 with a 2.52 ERA as a junior...Also had 32 strikeouts in 25 innings with one save...Allowed just 21 hits in 25 innings of work, holding a 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Personal: Mitchell Todd Herold was born June 18, 1986 in Richmond, Ind. ... son of Mike and Mindy Herold ... member of the National Honor Society in high school ... chose UCF over USF, Louisiana-Lafayette, Stetson and Clemson ... has yet to declare a major.

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