Sunday, December 29, 2013

47 Days until First Pitch - #47 Jonathan Waszak

It's 47 days until the 2014 season's first pitch and the first three game home series against the Ohio Bobcats.

#47 Jonathan Waszak


Class:  Sophomore
Hometown:  Wendell, N.C.
High School:  East Wake HS
Height / Weight:  6-6 / 245
Position:  RHP
B/T:  R/R




2013 (Freshman): Ranked tied for second on the team with 32 appearances on the season, 31 coming in relief with one start ... Posted a 4.81 ERA with 19 strikeouts against 10 walks ... Allowed 20 runs with 18 going as earned ... Of his 32 appearances, held opponents scoreless in 23 of them ... Just six of the 40 hits allowed went for extra bases ... Named to the Southern Conference's All-Freshman team ... Made his collegiate debut against Pac-12 foe, Washington State (Feb. 16-17), twice tossing a third of an inning out of the bullpen ... Pitched a career-long five innings against Eastern Kentucky (March 13) ... Made his first collegiate start at nationally-ranked Clemson (April 24) ... Struck out a career-high three in a road win at Appalachian State (May 17), earning his first career save with four innings of relief work; Summer League: Tossed 5.1 innings through four appearances on the mound for the Winchester Royals of the Valley League before leaving the team on June 20 to take the remainder of the summer off ... Countered three walks with four strikeouts, surrendering three hits without allowing a run ... Opponents were hitting just .188 against him.

Prior to Western Carolina: A three-year varsity letter winner, was a two-time All-Greater Neuse Conference selection as a junior and senior after posting back-to-back 5-3 records with five complete games ... Additionally named Academic All-Conference in his final two seasons as a prep ... Made the North Carolina State Games twice including after his senior season ... Also played basketball as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Lee Waszak ... Is the son of Donna Waszak ... Has one sibling, Caitlin.


Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations