9 - Mike Thater
Mike Thater
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danbury, Conn.
High School: Immaculate
Position: P
AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Appeared in 14 games...pitched 16.0 innings and gave up 12 runs on 28 hits...struck out 12...walked three...had four strikeouts and gave up three hits in 3.0 innings in two games against Navy (3/31, 4/1)...struck out two in 1.1 innings pitched while giving up four hits and two runs in the 9-8 loss to Army (4/14)...struck out two batters and gave up one hit in 1.0 innings during the 6-5 win over Bucknell (4/21). AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll...made 12 appearances with two starts...pitched in 25 innings...had a 3-1 record...earned the win in three innings of relief allowing one earned run on two hits in the 7-6 victory over Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (3/7)...made the start and pitched seven innings allowing five earned runs to earn the victory in the 12-8 win over Hartford (4/12). AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Appeared in nine games...made one start... threw 23.2 innings and allowed 21 runs (20 earned) on 32 hits...struck out 20...walked seven...made his first career start at Hartford on 4/13...pitched a season-high 6.1 innings at Rhode Island on 5/3 and struck out a season-high six batters. HIGH SCHOOL: All-Conference selection 2002, 2003, 2004...All Patriot-League selection 2002, 2003, 2004...All-State 2004...Hartford Courant All-State 2004...Connecticut All-Star 2004...All-Area selection 2004...led Immaculate to the state finals each of his four years, winning three state championships (2001,2003,2004)...20-4 record as a starting pitcher over the course of his high school career...team Most Valuable Player 2004...team Captain 2004.