Michael Palazzone
44 Michael Palazzone
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Lassiter

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
05/06/1989

Experience:
3L

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

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

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