Michael Potter
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Aliso Niguel HS '02

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
LP

Major:
Managerial Economics

2005: Started 15 games, second only to Dave McKae on UC Davis pitching staff... Finished 5-6 with 4.71 ERA in 86.0 innings... Only Aggie besides McKae to post a complete game, surrendering just 5 hits and 2 ER in 8.0-inning loss at Cal Poly (4/16)... Struck out 8 batters in 5.1 innings vs. UC Santa Barbara (4/10)... Finished season strong: lasted 7.0 innings with no ER vs. Cal State Northridge (5/11), then gave up a lone run in 7.2 innings at Pacific during final weekend (5/28)... Moved into school's career top 10s in wins (T3rd, 21), innings (9th, 264.1), strikeouts (8th, 182), games started (T4th, 40)... Needs just three wins to break school record held jointly by Luke Steidlmayer (2000-02) and former major leaguer Steve Brown (1975-78)... Also in range to break John Clay's career innings total of 318.1, set from 1966-70.

2004: NCBWA ALL-WEST REGION SECOND TEAM... CCAA PITCHER OF THE YEAR... ALL-CCAA FIRST TEAM... Became fourth Aggie in span of six years to earn conference Pitcher of the Year award... Started 12 games, posting 7-1 mark with 4.22 ERA... All eight decisions came in conference games... Struck out 56 batters against 19 walks in 85.1 innings... Hurled three complete games, including his final two starts... Scattered 6 hits and fanned 8 in complete-game win over Chico (3/5)... Yielded 4 hits and struck out 7 in 7.0 innings for victory vs. S.F. State (2/20), beginning run of 6 straight decisions.

2003: Started 13 games, posting team-best 9-4 record with 3.77 ERA... Struck out 57 against just 20 walks... Went 4-0 with 0.72 ERA in 25.0 innings during month of March, then fired 4-hit shutout at San Bernardino on 4/5... Threw 8.0 innings of 3-hit shutout ball vs. Grand Canyon (3/29) during that run... Credited for win vs. Abilene Christian at nationals, surrendering just one earned run in 6.2 innings.

ALISO NIGUEL HS '02: Named All-Seaview League as a senior, leading team to 19-9 record... Selected as Los Angeles Times Player of the Week after allowing just three hits and fanning 16 batters in 7.0 innings... Four-year Scholar-Athlete honoree... National Merit Scholar, was selected as class valedictorian.

PERSONAL: Born in Orange, Calif.... Majoring in managerial economics... Parents are Andrew & Charmaine Potter... Proudest personal accomplishment was earning a win (Game 2) in 2003 Division II World Series.