Michael Palazzone
Michael  Palazzone


Marietta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195





Lawlor Tosses Complete Game Gem To Lead Bulldogs Over UT

Lawlor Tosses Complete Game Gem To Lead Bulldogs Over UT


Bulldog Graduates Include Taylor and Veazey

Bulldog Graduates Include Taylor and Veazey


Thirty-Nine Student-Athletes Receiving Degrees

Thirty-Nine Student-Athletes Receiving Degrees


19 Bulldogs Earn SEC Academic Honors

19 Bulldogs Earn SEC Academic Honors


UGA Leads SEC Academic Honor Roll List

UGA Leads SEC Academic Honor Roll List

UGA Career Total: 19-18, 1 SV, 5.00 ERA and 6 CGs in 71 appearances including 43 starts...Tallied 300.1 innings with 66 walks and 240 strikeouts in four seasons

2012 (Senior):Ended career tied for ninth in school history with 19 career victories and 300.1 innings pitched

*Appeared in 16 games with 14 starts going 2-7 with a 4.96 ERA as team went 31-26

*In line for win at Vanderbilt (7 IP, 6H, 2R, 7K) but bullpen allowed 3 runs in 9th on March 24

*Tossed complete game to beat #18 Ole Miss on ESPNU Thursday Night Game of the Week on April 12

*Excellent in road win over #5 Florida on April 21 (8 IP, 3R, 6K)

*No decision in impressive start against #4 South Carolina, 7 IP, 1R on May 12

*Pitched Complete Game in last regular season start but lost 4-0 at Alabama on May 18

*Ranked No. 18 among Top 50 Senior Draft prospects by Baseball America

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Junior): Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 24th round of the 2011 MLB Draft
*One of the best pitchers in the SEC and among leaders in wins at 10-5 plus 120.1 innings pitched in helping team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Ranked 5th nationally in Fewest BB allowed (11 in 120.1 IP)
*Made 18 appearances and 16 starts with three complete games
*Posted six wins over ranked opponents and went 7-2 with a 3.22 ERA in SEC action including three complete games
*Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors after blanking #14 Arkansas 3-0 in Athens on April 30
*From March 12-April 16 had a streak of 38.2 IP without a walk
*Came back on two days rest to toss 4.1 innings, allowing just one unearned run to defeat #3 Florida at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., with Georgia's season and NCAA hopes on the line on May 28 and named to SEC All-Tournament Team
*Recipient of the William K. Holmes Baseball Scholarship endowment

*Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010 (Sophomore): Selected in the 32nd round by the Cleveland Indians (960th overall pick) in MLB June draft (eligible because he was 21)
*Made 16 appearances including 13 starts, going 4-6 with an 8.66 ERA
*Tossed 61.1 innings and had 49 strikeouts and 25 walks
*Earned win in first career start, beat Duke in Waco, Texas on Feb. 21
*Registered wins over Duke, Stetson, Siena and #15 Ole Miss
*Solid start at Miss. State (7 IP, 5H, 2R, 4BB, 9K) and left with a 10-2 lead and Bulldogs lost 11-10
*Tossed 6.1 strong innings, allowing just two runs with no walks and seven strikeouts in a win over #15 Ole Miss on April 11
*Career-long relief outing against Tennessee on May 9 (6 IP, 10H, 4R, 3K)
*Named to the UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll
*Recipient of the William K. Holmes Baseball Scholarship endowment

2009 (Freshman):
*Pitched a perfect ninth and struck out the side to earn his first career save at Kentucky on April 11
*Earned the win at Tennessee on March 28 with 3.0 innings of relief work
*Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings, struck out five batters and earned the win over #25 Mississippi State on March 21
*Worked 2.0 scoreless innings in relief vs. Quinnipiac on March 8
*Did not allow a run in first five appearances and 9.0 innings to start the season
*Threw 2.0 innings of scoreless relief in first career appearance vs. Youngstown State on Feb. 21

High School:

*A graduate of Lassiter where he played for Mickey McMurtry
*An 18th round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2008 MLB draft
*Ranked 20th among Baseball America Top 100 prep prospects for 2008
*Named AFLAC High School All-American and was starting pitcher at the AFLAC game in San Diego where he was named the top pitching prospect
*Posted a 6-3 mark, 3.03 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 15 walks in 57.2 innings in helping the Trojans to the region 6-AAAAA title
*Tied the Lassiter school record with 24 career wins
*Named to the 2008 Marietta Daily Journal All-County Team
*Lassiter Cy Young winner (top pitcher award ) in 2006 and 2008
*Went 11-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 87 Ks in 72 innings as a sophomore
*Helped Trojans to a state title in 2006, limited to 20 innings and recorded 30 strikeouts as a junior in 2007
*Member of the East Cobb Braves and part of two summer national titles

*Born May 6, 1989
*Son of Gary and Kim Palazzone
*Major: Finance

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