Mike Oczypok throws five no-hit innings in first collegiate start
FRESHMAN (2013) Capped off his first season at Alabama with a .308 batting average ... collected four hits in 13 at-bats with a RBI and four runs scored ... appeared in 12 games with two as a starter ... made both starts at third base, once against Alcorn State (4.9) and once against UAB (4.16) ... was a late-inning defensive replacement at second base three times ... appeared in five games off the bench during SEC play, posting a .200 (1-for-5) average with an RBI and a run scored ... as a pinch-runner, he scored the game-winning run in Alabama's 7-5, 10-inning win over No. 18 Mississippi in the SEC Tournament ... pinch-ran and finished game two of the Vanderbilt (5.17) at second base, also got an at-bat in the game ... pinch-ran and saw action at second base and recorded an 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 career-high three times on a single and two walks, with a run scored in his second career start, which came against UAB (4.16) ... made his first career start versus Alcorn State (4.9), going 2-for-4 for the first multi-hit game of his career ... drew a walk as a pinch-hitter and got playing time as a shortstop in the second game of the Alcorn State (4.10) series ... drew his first career walk and had a run scored versus Southeastern Louisiana (4.2) ... had an at-bat and came in to play third base at Samford (3.19) ... got his first hit, scored his first run and first RBI in the Tennessee series ... had an RBI base hit in the series finale versus Tennessee (3.17) ... came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning at FAU (2.22) ... made an appearance as a defensive replacement at third base in game two of the VMI series.
HIGH SCHOOL 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 runs batted in 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 in 2012 ... selected to the 2012 LHSCA all-star game ... played on the Mets Scout team in 2011 with future Alabama teammate Mikey White ... high school coach was Tim Hulett ... also competed in tennis and football.
PERSONAL 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 is an outfielder for the Hawaii softball team ... member of student council throughout high school ... major is general business.