18 Mike Couch
18 - Mike Couch
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Menlo Park, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine College Prep
Position: RHP

RS JUNIOR (2012): Started and pitched 5.2 innings giving up 10 hits, 2 ER, and 1 BB while fanning 7 against Louisiana-Lafayette … in 5.1 IP yielded nine hits, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, and 3 K’s vs. Illinois-Chicago … twirled a complete-game shutout on six hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, and 7 K’s in a masterful performance vs. San Jose State … recorded 8 IP, 12 hits, 4 ER, 2 K’s at San Jose State … pitched 2.0 innings and gave up five hits, 7 ER, 3 BB with 2 K’s, taking the loss … tossed a quality start at CSU Bakersfield with 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, and 4 K’s in defeat … notched 8 IP, 7 hits, 4 ER, 5 K’s at Gonzaga as SCU came up short 4-1 … shut down Pepperdine with 6 IP, 5 hits, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, and 6 K’s, recording a no-decision.

RS SOPHOMORE (2011): Pitched nine innings in the 2011 season, posting a 3.00 ERA..made his season debut at Cal on Mar. 8, pitching 1.1 innings…appeared for 1/3 of an inning in a 17-3 victory over Brown (Mar. 28)…pitched in late-inning relief against Gonzaga, retiring three straight batters on five pitches (Apr. 30)…appeared in one inning of work against Cal on May 3...pitched a solid inning vs.  San Diego, allowing just one hit (5/21)…tossed 3.1 inning of scoreless baseball in the series finale vs.  USD on May 22…pitched a perfect inning vs.  Portland on May 27.

RS FRESHMAN (2010): Reliever who made three appearances in late March … his collegiate debut came against Princeton (3/26), throwing an inning of two-hit ball and recording a strike out in a game Santa Clara won … he pitched the next day against the Tigers (3/27), retiring a pair batters with another strike out … called upon to pitch against Albany (3/30) in a close game the Broncos won 11-10.

(2009): Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 graduate of Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, Calif. ... played for Gary Cunningham ... named to the All-Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) Team in 2007 and 2008 ... All-Central Coast Section (CCS) Honorable Mention in 2008 ... held the lowest ERA in the WCAL at 1.37 ... Bellarmine was ranked No. 2 in the country in 2007 ... was named to the Bay Area World Series All-Tournament Team in 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in St. Louis, Mo. ... parents are Bob and Suzanne Couch ... has two older brothers, Ted and Dan ... brother Ted plays soccer at Pomona College and grandpa Jim Groom played football at the University of Cincinnati ... cousin Andy Groom played football at Ohio State ... enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, fishing and eating ... wants to work in sports marketing after earning degree ... majoring in Marketing.