As a Sophomore (2009): Finished the season 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA ... started four games but made 22 appearances in relief ... pitched three shutout innings against Quinnipiac to earn first career save (2/28) ... started game against Towson and allowed only one run on two hits in four innings (4/7) ... pitched four shutout innings in no-decision against La Salle, striking out season-high four batters (4/21) ... winning pitcher against James Madison, throwing two scoreless innings (4/28) ... pitched two shutout innings in relief against Delaware (5/12).
As a Freshman (2008): Made 21 appearances, all in relief ... finished with a 4.26 ERA and 24 strikeouts to 13 walks ... averaged nearly a strikeout per inning pitched ... did not allow an earned run in six of last seven appearances ... made first-career appearance in season opener at Coastal Carolina (2/23) ... pitched one shutout inning in win at William & Mary (3/19) ... tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings against North Carolina (3/23) ... had breakout performance against Clemson, pitching 4 1/3 shutout innings, allowing only two hits to earn first collegiate victory (3/29) ... retired one batter to earn the victory against Georgia Tech (4/19) ... struck out career-high five batters in 3 1/3 shutout innings against NC State (5/10).
At Catonsville: Three-year pitcher and outfielder for the Comets ... hit .397 as a senior and went 8-2 with a 1.05 ERA on the mound ... made First-Team All-Metro as an outfielder in 2006 and as a pitcher in 2007 ... preseason all-state as a senior ... Brooks Robinson All Star in 2007 as well as all-academic team from 2005-2007.
Personal: Adam John Kolarek ... son of Frank and Dorothy Kolarek ... has three sisters, Karen, Kelly and K.C. ... father Frank played baseball at Maryland from 1973-75 before playing professionally for the Oakland Athletics from 1976-1982 ... likes working baseball camps and helping disabled children in spare time ... favorite athlete is New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... also recruited by UMBC, West Virginia and Delaware ... majoring in education.
Kolarek's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV 2008 4.26 2-1 21 0 25.1 29 13 12 13 24 0
Kolarek's Career Game Highs