Baseball's Bourque Inks Contract with Washington Nationals
Bourque's Near No-Hitter Carries Baseball Past Notre Dame
Postgame Notes: Michigan 8, Notre Dame 2
Maezes' Three Hits, Stifling Relief Allow Baseball to Sneak Past PSU
Postgame Notes: Michigan 4, #18 Notre Dame 1
Junior (2014) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 14th round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Made 25 appearances with one start on the mound for the Maize and Blue ... Was 2-2 with a 4.24 earned-run average and one save ... Had 33 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched ... Earned the win in the Big Ten Tournament game against Minnesota (May 21), striking out three and not allowing a run in three innings of work ... Struck out a season-high five in four innings of relief to earn the win against Central Michigan (April 2) ... Collected a save at UCF (March 5), striking out four and allowing an unearned run in three innings ... Also had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings against the College of Charleston (March 15) ... Pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless relief against Northwestern (May 2) ... Had three strikeouts in 1.2 innings at Indiana (March 21).
Sophomore (2013) ... Made a team-high 23 appearances with 10 starts on the mound for the Maize and Blue ... Picked up five wins, a save, and had 53 strikeouts in 58.1 innings pitched ... Pitched in two of Michigan's five shutouts on the year ... Was tied for 10th in the Big Ten in appearances and tied for fourth in the conference with four pickoffs ... Struck out a career-high eight batters and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a win over Notre Dame (April 16) ... Had five strikeouts in a three-inning start in a shutout win over Central Michigan (April 3) ... In a relief performance at Nebraska (May 16), struck out six in 3.2 innings pitched while allowing two hits and no run in a 7-5 win ... Picked up his first win of 2013 against Fordham (Feb. 22), striking out four and allowing just one run in 5.2 innings ... Allowed just one run while striking out four in 5.1 innings at Notre Dame (April 9) ... Pitched six innings in his season debut at California (Feb. 16), striking out four and allowing seven hits and three runs ... Struck out five batters in 4.1 innings in the Big Ten Tournament game vs. Nebraska (May 22) ... Earned a save against Iowa (May 5), allowing a hit and striking out a batter in the ninth.
Freshman (2012) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2011) ... Had a 2-1 record with a pair of saves and 25 strikeouts in 33.2 innings pitched in 15 appearances his freshman season ... Made four starts on the year ... Earned his first career win in the victory over Notre Dame (March 11), allowing a hit and an earned run with a strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief ... Also picked up the win against Central Michigan (April 4), allowing two hits and a run while striking out three in three innings of work ... Had a career-high six strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched against Bowling Green (April 10) ... Struck out four in a three-inning save against Iona (Feb. 25) ... Also picked up a save in the win over IPFW (March 24) ... Had four strikeouts in three innings in a start against Chicago State (March 3) ... Had three strikeouts in 2.1 innings at Penn State (April 14) ... Pitched a hitless inning against Coastal Carolina (May 8).
Prep ... Huron (2011) ... Rawlings Preseason Regional honorable mention (2011) ... Captained the Huron baseball team in 2011 ... Academic All-District for baseball (2010) ... Lettered in water polo (2008, '09, '10) ... Member of the 2008 state championship water polo team ... Regional champion for water polo (2010) ... Lettered in swimming (2007, '08) ... Member of the Division I state championship swimming team ... Four-year member of the honor roll and the National Honor Society.
Personal ... Given Name: James Buchanan Bourque ... Born July 9, 1993 ... Son of Tom and Debra Bourque ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... History major.