Mike Oczypok throws five no-hit innings in first collegiate start
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Capped off his first season at Alabama with a .308 batting average ... collected four hits in 13 at-bats with an RBI and four runs scored ... appeared in 12 games, twice as a starter ... made both starts at third base, once against Alcorn State (4.9) and once against UAB (4.16) ... late-inning defensive replacement at second base three times ... appeared in five games off the bench during SEC play, batting 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored ... as a pinch-runner, scored the game-winning run in Alabama's 7-5, 10-inning victory over No. 18 Mississippi in the SEC Tournament ... pinch-ran and finished game two of the Vanderbilt series (5.17) at second base, also earning an at-bat in that game ... pinch-ran and saw action at second base, with one at-bat, in the final game of the series with No. 15 Mississippi State (5.5) ... pinch-hit in the designated hitter spot in the 16-inning game against No. 2 LSU (4.20) ... reached base a season-high three times on a single and two walks, with a run scored in his second start, which came against UAB (4.16) ... made his first start versus Alcorn State (4.9), going 2-for-4 ... drew a walk as a pinch-hitter and earned playing time as a shortstop in the second game of the Alcorn State (4.10) series ... drew his first walk of the season and scored a run versus Southeastern Louisiana (4.2) ... had an at-bat and came in to play third base at Samford (3.19) ... registered his first hit, first run and first RBI in the Tennessee series, with his RBI base hit coming in the series finale (3.17) ... came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning at Florida Atlantic (2.22) ... made an appearance as a defensive replacement at third base in game two of the season-opening VMI series.
Prepped at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La. .... helped ECA win class 2A state championships in 2009 and 2011 and three straight district I championships from 2009-11 ... hit .432 as a senior with 42 RBI and a .508 on-base percentage ... 2012 first team all-district and first team all-city ... 2012 class 2A first team all-state selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... selected to the 2012 LHSCA all-star game ... played on the Mets Scout team in 2011 with future Alabama classmate Mikey White ... his high school coach was Tim Hulett ... also competed in tennis and football at ECA.
Born Daniel James Cucjen on May 4, 1993 ... son of Romy and Christine Cucjen ... has two sisters, Camille and Alissa ... father Romy played professional baseball at the AAA level and college baseball at Arizona State ... cousin Kelly Majam was a four-year starting center fielder for the University of Hawaii softball team from 2010-13 ... member of student council throughout high school ... majoring in general business.