Mike Oczypok and Conner Short media press conference
CAREER ACCOLADES 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2016) Maryland (2/20): Tossed 1.0 inning and notched one strikeout against the Terps, his first action since 2013. Nicholls State (2/24): Earned his first win since June 1, 2013, working 3.0 innings of one-run baseball ... recorded four punchouts while issuing three walks against the Colonels. Troy (3/1): Entered as the first reliever following the Tide starter, working 1.2 innings and allowing one hit while striking out one Trojan batter. Niagara (3/5): Made his first start since 2013, working 5.0 innings of one-run baseball ... allowed three hits and issued one walk while striking out a season-high six batters. Southern Miss (3/15): Suffered his first loss in his second start of 2016 … worked 5.0 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits with one walk and one strikeout … tossed a season-high 82 pitches in the outing. UAB (3/22): Took his second loss of the season, working 2.2 innings and allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits … did not walk a batter and struck out four.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2015) Sat out the 2015 season recovering from an injury.
SOPHOMORE (2014) Underwent season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on March 18.
FRESHMAN (2013) Named to the 2013 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... finished his walk-on freshman campaign with a 5-2 record to tie for the most wins on the team ... across 12 appearances, including five starts, owned a 3.02 ERA (15 ER/44.2 IP), the lowest of any Alabama pitcher in the freshman class ... made three appearances in relief during SEC action, losing his only decision ... logged two starts during the postseason, posting a 1-1 record with a 1.72 ERA across a team-high 15.2 IP ... earned the win in all three of his midweek starts during the regular season. Memphis (3/12): Made his first career appearance with the Crimson Tide. Southeastern Louisiana (4/2): Earned his first win with the Tide against SELU in relief, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts in one inning of work. Alcorn State (4/10): Earned the win in his first collegiate start, going 5.0 innings and surrendering one walk with one strikeout. UAB (4/16): Picked up the win in his second collegiate start, giving up one run on five hits with two strikeouts over 6.0 innings of work against the Blazers. Mississippi Valley State (5/7): Earned his fourth win of the season in his third start of the year, going 5.0 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits with a season-high six strikeouts. LSU (5/24): Charged with the tough-luck loss against the No. 2 Tigers in the SEC Tournament, falling one strike short of earning the complete game victory ... threw 8.2 innings in that game, allowing three runs on 10 hits. Savannah State (6/1): Blanked the Tigers over 7.0 innings of work to help Alabama stay alive in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, giving up six hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Helped Spring-Ford High School win the 2011 Pioneer Athletic Conference Championship his senior year ... started the championship game against the defending champions, the Owen J. Roberts Wildcats, and picked up the 4-3 win ... during his senior season, went 14-0 and had a 1.09 ERA for the Rams ... before the Class 4A Tournament, had allowed only one earned run in 44.0 innings ... struck out 106 batters overall in 2012, spanning 83.2 IP ... named the 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year and the 2011 Southeast Pennsylvania Player of the Year ... was a first team all-state selection and a MaxPreps Second Team All-American in 2011 ... played some first base while at Spring-Ford and batted .388 as a junior ... also a 2011 First Team All-Pac-10 selection in golf at SFHS ... son of Dave and Lorri Oczypok ... has two younger brothers, John and Alex ... born Michael Oczypok on March 31, 1993 ... double-majoring in management and marketing.