|Michael Stallings - 27
Sat out the season as a redshirt after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder.
2000 (Junior): Appeared in 23 games, working a team-high 86.1 innings ... started 13 games; had a 7-9 record with a 5.84 ERA.
1999 (Sophomore): His 103.1 innings pitched was tenth in UAB single season history ...tied for fifth in overall starts (16), among C-USA pitchers, seventh in innings pitched (103.1), and tied for sixth in strikeouts looking (33) ... was second on the team in ERA (5.23), led team in innings pitched, tied for 1st in victories (5) ...led the Blazers in lowest opponent batting average (100 or more AB) with .296 ... won his first four decisions (Feb. 13-3/26). ... pitched complete game in loss at #24 Houston (May 9). had season high eight strikeouts vs. Middle Tennessee (May 4) .. pitched a complete game victory over UNC Charlotte (4/25) ... worked a team season long 9.1 inning complete game (143 pitches) at Southern Miss (4/11).
1998 (Freshman): Made 21 appearances (4 starts) for the Blazers ... led the team in holds (4) and tied for the team lead in saves (3; T-10th in C-USA) ... was 3-5 in save opportunities ... posted season highs in both innings pitched (6.0) and strikeouts (7) in first start vs. Auburn (4/1) ... got first win in relief vs. Southern Miss (3/20) as he worked the 10th inning ... pitched season relief long 4.0 innings pitched at Tennessee Tech (3/1).
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in AlexanderCity , Ala. (1997) ... earned three varsity letters in baseball for the Wildcats ... posted 7-1 record with a 2.31 ERA as a senior (1997) ... played in the Alabama East-West All-Star Game (1997) ... member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born Aug. 10, 1979 in Sylacauga, Ala...full name is Michael Arthur Stallings ... parents are Mike Stallings and Pat Sims ... major is history.