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Michael Hurst
Michael Hurst

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vestavia, Ala.

High School:
Vestavia Hills

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 180

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
08/11/1986

Experience:
3L

B-T:
R-R

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2009 - JUNIOR YEAR
Was 4-0 with a 4.94 ERA in 16 appearances ... Went a season-long 3 2/3 innings in the 8-2 loss to Ole Miss, striking out four and allowing one run (on a home run) ... Moved to 4-0 by picking up the win at Troy ... Threw 3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out a season-high three ... Earned a second straight win with 1 2/3 innings of work against Georgia State, allowing an unearned run ... Entered in the 6th following Dexter Price and the scored tied at 1-1 with a runner on and only one out ... Did not allow the inherited runner to score ... Picked up his second win of the season in Friday night's 9-8, comeback win at Mississippi State, throwing the 8th inning and allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts ... Threw a 1-2-3 ninth at Samford with no ball getting out of the infield ... Earned first win of the season by throwing just 1/3 of an inning against Florida State (2/28) ... Allowed two base-runners but did not allow any runs to score before Auburn scored four runs in bottom of the inning to retake the lead en route to a 10-9 win.

2008 - SOPHOMORE YEAR
Went 3-5 with a 4.76 ERA in 39.2 innings ... Used primarily in middle relief ... 27 appearances was third most on the team ... Had 30 strikeouts against 13 walks ... Six holds was tied for the team lead ... Did not allow any of the eight inherited runners to score and held the first batter he faced to a .091 batting average ... Had a string of 7.1 IP where he had eight strikeouts against just two hits in five combined appearances (March 5-18) ... Was 1-0 with a 3.75 in nine appearances (12.0 IP) in March, striking out 12 while walking just five ... Held opponents to a .244 batting average ... Did not allow a walk in first 6.2 IP in `08 before issuing one to first batter he faced on March 12 vs. Appalachian State ... Earned the win in a career-long 5.0 IP outing at Mercer on May 13, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits ... Struckout a career-high five in 3.0 IP at Florida on March 14 ... Fanned at least one hitter in 17 out of 27 appearances ... Retired all six hitters he faced in 2.0 IP against Miss. Valley State on April 9, striking out the side in the ninth ... Earned his first collegiate win by pitching a scoreless ninth in Auburn's 4-3, come-from-behind win over Tennessee on March 30 ... Earned the win in 12-10, extra-inning victory at Arkansas on April 6, retiring all five hitters he faced, striking out three after entering in the ninth with a runner on second and one out in a tie ballgame ... Suffered first career loss at South Alabama on April 1, allowing an unearned run in 2.0 IP ... Made first career appearance at Plainsman Park on February 22 vs. East Tennessee State, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 IP.

2007 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR
Made one appearance, throwing the final inning at South Carolina on April 15 ... Allowed one hit to the Gamecocks.

2006 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-year letterwinner for Dal Davis and the late Sammy Dunn at Vestavia Hills High School ... Went 4-1 with five saves in 33 innings as a senior ... Also sported a 1.32 ERA in his final season at VHHS ... Named to the East-West All-Star team ... Posted a 5-1 record with six saves and a 1.45 ERA in 31 innings in his first season on the varsity team ... Vestavia went a combined 51-14 during his two years on the team ... Listed in Who's Who of American High School Students ... Named Academic All-State both his junior and senior years as he maintained a 3.8 GPA.

PERSONAL
Michael Hurst ... Son of Mike and Helen Hurst ... He has three siblings: Brian (32), Lenley (28) and Ashley (25) ... Brother-in-law, Adam Faust, played baseball at Auburn ... Majoring in marketing.