2013 - JUNIOR YEAR
Auburn's most consistent starting pitcher in his first year ... Led Auburn with an 8-4 record and a 2.73 ERA ... Recorded decisions in 12 of 14 starts ... His eight wins tied for sixth in the SEC and were the most by an Auburn pitcher since Grant Dayton finished the 2010 season with an 8-3 record ... Had eight of the 13 wins by Auburn starters in 2013 ... Pitched 89.0 innings, which led the staff and ranked eighth in the SEC ... Held opponents to a .223 batting average, ninth-best in the SEC ... Lefthander held righties to a .200 average (47-for-235) ... Had eight quality starts on the year and two complete games ... Got plenty of run support as team averaged 5.1 runs per game in his 14 starts ... Won each of his first four starts ... Picked up first win vs. Maine, giving up three runs in 5.2 innings (2/16) ... Pitched six innings of shutout ball vs. College of Charleston, scattering four hits and striking out five for his second win (2/23) ... Gave up four runs on three hits but picked up the win vs. Eastern Illinois after leaving with an 8-4 lead through five innings (3/2) ... Pitched his first career complete-game shutout vs. Brown, scattering six hits while recording a season-high six strikeouts in a 6-0 win (3/9); threw a career-high 115 pitches with 83 strikes in the game ... Was first complete-game shutout for Auburn since Derek Varnadore in 2011 ... Charged with first loss vs. #2 Vanderbilt, giving up three runs in six innings in an 8-1 loss (3/16) ... Gave up a season-high five runs on seven hits in his shortest outing of the year (4.0 IP) in a loss at #3 LSU (3/23) ... Got back on the winning track vs. Alabama, pitching 7.2 innings and giving up three runs (none earned) in the Tigers' first SEC win of the year (3/29) ... Got his first road win at #18 Texas A&M with 6.0 innings of work, giving up three runs in a 10-5 Auburn victory (4/6) ... Third-straight SEC win came at home with 7.0 innings of work against Georgia, where he gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out three to clinch a series win (4/13) ... Moved to 8-2 and got his fourth SEC win at #10 Mississippi State, shutting out the Bulldogs for 7.0 innings and scattering five hits while striking out four (4/19) ... Got no run support in a 3-1 loss at Missouri, despite giving up just three hits (4/28) ... Did not factor in the decision in an 8-5 win over Ole Miss (5/4) ... Had a 4-1 lead over Florida with 2 outs in 9th before giving up a 3-run homer; left with no decision as the Tigers narrowly missed sweeping the Gators on the road (5/11) ... Hard-luck loss vs. Arkansas as he gave up just one run on four hits over 7.0 innings in a 1-0 loss (5/17); was the first 1-0 Auburn loss in 17 years ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Played for Adam Thomas at Chattahoochee Valley CC ... Finished his career fourth in career strikeouts with 189 ... All-time leader is former Auburn pitcher Derek Varnadore (197) and second is former Auburn pitcher Tim Hudson (193) ... 212 1/3 innings pitched in his career is a school record ... Tied for third in career wins (15) and fourth in single-season wins (11) ... 10 complete games in 2011 tied the school record ... 121 innings pitched in 2011 is a school record ... 110 strike outs in 2011 is fourth for a single-season ... Was 4-7 with a 3.65 ERA as a sophomore ... Threw 91 1/3 innings, striking out 79 ... 2012 Academic All-America ... Held opponents to a .266 batting average ... Was 11-2 with four saves and a 2.30 ERA in 121 innings of work as a freshman, striking out 110 against just 11 walks and throwing 10 complete games ... 2011 First Team All-State ... 2011 Great Lakes League All-Star.
Four-year starter at Pacelli for Ken Miller ... Earned 31 wins during his high school career ... Also was a football starter for four years ... Two-time Georgia Dugout Club All-State First Team Class A pitcher ... 2008 Class A Georgia State Champion.
Michael Christopher O'Neal .. Son of Katharine O'Neal and David O'Neal ... Has two brothers, Brian (29) and Conner (10) ... Major: exercise science.