Rodriguez, Hagel provide heroics in ninth-inning comeback victory
Cleary gets three hits for second day in a row; Reed strong in 6.1 innings
Maryland is 9-8 against ranked teams this year
Seven-run third inning propels Maryland to victory
Maryland reaches 30 wins for the third time in program history
As a Senior (2012): A dual-role player who was the starting center field and also made 20 appearances on the mound ... has a strong arm and led the team with eight outfield assists ... tied for second on the team with 15 stolen bases on 17 attempts ... had a .250 batting average with 14 runs scored and 12 RBI ... went 5-0 with a 3.33 ERA in 24-1/2 innings pitched ... ranked second on the team with two saves ... used primarily on the mound in the first month of the season before taking over as the starting center field when Charlie White broke his hand ... in his season debut on the mound, pitched 2-2/3 scoreless innings while striking out three batters at No. 14 UCLA (2/18) ... did not give up a run in his next four appearances in which he pitched 5-2/3 innings and struck out five batters ... pitched 2/3 of a inning in the Wake Forest series (3/9-11) giving up one run on two hits ...earned his third win of the season after pitching two scoreless innings against St. Peter's (3/14) ... earned his first save of the season against North Carolina (3/18) ... in his first ACC series starting in center field (at Miami), went 7-for-11 with two runs and two RBIs ... that included a 5-for-5 performance in the series finale (3/25) which marked the first time a Terp had five hits in a game since 4/18/07 ... recorded three multiple-hit games in a four-game span from 3/31 to 4/6, getting two each against Boston College (3/31), George Mason (4/3) and NC State (4/6) ... threw five innings and gave up three runs on three hits in the NC State series (4/6-8) earning the win in the series finale ... set a career high with three stolen bases against NC State on 4/8 ... put together a season-high seven-game hitting streak from 4/21 vs. Clemson to 5/1 against Norfolk State ... earned his second save of the season against James Madison (4/17) with a perfect inning of work ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in the Florida State series (5/5-7) ... won his fifth game at Florida State (5/7) with two innings of scoreless baseball while striking out three batters ... went 1-for-2 with two RBI in the series opener against Virginia (5/17).
As a Junior (2011)
At the Plate: Started 53 games in center field and hit .250 ... 14-for-21 on stolen base attempts ... had a team-high nine sacrifice hits ... finished third on the team with 21 RBI ... went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored at Texas (2/19) ... against Navy (2/23) went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a double ... went 2-for-5 against Army (2/25) ...was 3-for-3 with one RBI and one stolen base against Army (2/26) ... drew three walks and went 1-for-2 with a RBI double against Canisius (3/5) ... went 3-for-4 with a RBI, stolen base and run scored against Liberty (3/16) ... drove in two runs against Boston College (3/19) ... went 2-for-2 against George Mason (3/30) with a walk and sacrifice fly ... drove in two after going 2-for-6 at James Madison (4/13) ... recorded multiple hits in eight of the last 16 games [against Virginia Tech (4/23), Saint Joseph's (4/26), George Mason (4/27), NC State (4/29), NC State (5/1), Towson (5/3), North Carolina (5/8), Delaware (5/10)].
On the Mound: Led the team with a 2.73 ERA ... led the team with three saves ... made 17 appearances and logged 26 1/3 innings ... held opponents to a .211 batting average ... considered the closer, though also pitched in middle and long relief ... pitched a perfect inning five of the seven times he has entered at the start of the ninth: 2/23 vs. Navy; 3/8 vs. Delaware; 3/16 vs. Liberty; 3/19 vs. Boston College; 4/27 vs. George Mason ... exceptions were 4/5 at West Virginia, when he allowed a pair of runs in a 10-6 win, and 4/29 at NC State, when he allowed one run in a 13-11 win ... didn't allow an earned run in seven of his first eight appearances ... pitched the final four innings of a 7-6, 13-inning win over Army on 2/25, holding the Black Knights to one hit to earn his first win ... picked up his first save by pitching a perfect ninth against Boston College on 3/19 ... entered with a one-run lead in the eighth and earned his second save with two innings of no-hit work against George Mason (3/30) ... logged a season-high 4 1/3 innings in which he allowed just one run on three hits to earn a win over Clemson on 4/10 ... pitched a scoreless inning of relief at George Mason (4/27).
As a Sophomore at Temple College (2010): Led the team with a .385 batting average and had a .470 on-base percentage ... recorded 72 hits and stole 18 bases ...first team All-Conference ... 2009-10 Academic All-American ... pitched the final two innings of a 6-5, 13-inning win in the NJCAA Region V Tournament title game that sent Temple to the JUCO World Series.
As a Freshman at Temple College (2009): Batted .290 in 100 at bats ... recorded 20 walks and 10 stolen bases ... helped Temple finish with a 44-16 record.
At Harker Heights: Three-year starter ... finished senior year with 1.01 ERA in 70 innings pitched and hit .343 with 40 runs scored and 20 stolen bases ... 2008 District 13-5A first team and MVP in 2007 ... Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... also played football in 2006.
Personal: Son of Robert Wacker ... has four younger sisters, Kyleigha, Kiona, Reagan and Madison ... biggest sports thrill is pitching final two innings at the JUCO Regionals to send team to World Series ... also recruited by Baylor, Nebraska and Oklahoma State ... favorite sports hero is Ken Griffey Jr.
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