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#26 Mark Appel
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Monte Vista (CA)
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Honors and Awards
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (Perfect Game)
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (Louisville Slugger)
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (NCBWA)
• 2013 Preseason First Team All-America (Baseball America)
• 2013 Senior CLASS Award candidate
• 2013 Golden Spikes Award Watch List
• 2013 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 4)
• 2013 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 11)
• 2013 Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week (March 5)
• 2013 NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (March 5)
• 2013 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 11)
• 2013 Baseball America Midseason Top Pitcher (April 4)
• 2012 NCBWA Pitcher of the Year
• 2012 First Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
• 2012 First Team All-America (NCBWA)
• 2012 Second Team All-America (Baseball America)
• 2012 First Team All-Pac-12
• 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional Most Outstanding Player
• 2012 Golden Spikes Award finalist
• 2012 Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist

Off The Farm
• Selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2012 MLB Draft
• Selected in the 15th round (450th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in the 2009 MLB Draft
• Named 2011 Team USA's No. 1 prospect by Baseball America
• Pitched for Team USA in the summer of 2011 (4 APP, 5.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 11 K, 2 BB, 0 ER)
• Named the No. 2 prospect in the Cape Cod League by PerfectGame.org in 2011
• Pitched for Yarmouth-Dennis in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2011 (20.0 IP, 25 K, 3 BB, 3 ER)
• Pitched for Newport in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 2010 (6-1, 1.87 ERA, 43.1 IP, 33 H, 24 K)
• 2010 New England Collegiate Baseball League Mid-Summer All-Star
• Named the No. 2 prospect in the New England Collegiate Baseball League by Baseball American in 2011

As a Junior (2012)
• NCBWA Pitcher of the Year
• First team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
• First team All-America (NCBWA)
• Second team All-America (Baseball America)
• First team All-Pac-12
• Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Stanford Regional
• Golden Spikes finalist
• Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist
• 10-2, 2.56 ERA, 123.0 IP, 5 CG 130 K, 30 BB, 97 H, .213 opp/avg.
• Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 14 of 16 starts
• Two nine-inning no-decisions that went extra innings
• Struck out at least 10 batters in eight starts (four against top-10 teams)
• Led Pac-12 in strikeouts, third in opp. average, fourth in innings pitched, fifth in wins during regular season
• 7-0 in final 11 regular-season starts
• Opened campaign with four no-hit innings, 5 K in 7.0 innings against No. 10 Vanderbilt
• Picked up win over No. 7 Texas with (then) career-best 10 K, 3 BB and 3 H in 7.0 innings
• Eleven strikeouts at Fresno State
• Fourteen strikeouts, two runs and four hits in 9.0 innings during a no-decision at No. 4 Rice (retired 12- and 11-straight batters during the outing)
• Thirteen strikeouts in 9.0 frames during no-decision against No. 10 Oregon
• Improved to 4-0 against top 25 teams with April wins against No. 20 Arizona State and No. 10 UCLA
• Ten strikeouts in 7.0 innings against UCLA
• Cruised through May with wins over Oregon State, Washington State, Utah and Cal
• Ten strikeouts in first career complete-game shutout against Washington State
• Lone losses came at Fresno State (8.0 IP, 7 ER, 11 K, 8 H) and Florida State (4.0 IP, 7 R)

As a Sophomore (2011)
• Top starter on Friday nights
• 6-7, 3.02 ERA, 110.1 IP, 17 GS, 86 K, 29 BB, 114 H, .277 opp/avg.
• Surrendered only two home runs on the season
• Reached the sixth inning in each of 15 weekend starts
• Fanned at least five in 12 of 15 starts
• Fanned at least seven in five starts
• Nine hits and three runs allowed in 7.0 frames during 4-1 win over UCLA
• Tossed second career complete game in NCAA Regional opener vs. Kansas State (8 K, 3 R, 7 H)
• Gave up four earned runs over 24.1 innings (2-0) heading into Super Regionals
• Six no-hit innings in first career complete game at USC, finishing with seven strikeouts and no walks
• Twice fanned nine batters in eight-inning wins over Washington and Arizona
• Eight shutout innings against Arizona

As a Freshman (2010)
• Reliever and spot starter
• 2-1, 5.92 ERA, 38.0 IP, 44 H, 26 K, 19 BB, .295 opp/avg. as a starter
• 3.45 ERA, 31.1 IP, 21 APP, 12 ER out of the bullpen
• Started campaign without allowing a run over first five appearances spanning 6.1 innings
• Five strikeouts and one hit in 2.0 shutout innings for first career win against UC Santa Barbara
• Second win came against Pepperdine in 2.2 innings while allowing two runs
• Two strikeouts and one earned run in 1.0 inning against Arizona State
• Two shutout innings against Hawaii
• First save came after 3.0 scoreless innings at Oregon State
• Second career save came with 5.0 innings of one-run ball against Santa Clara
• Retired first eight batters against Santa Clara

The Appel File
• Two-time letterman in basketball and baseball at Monte Vista (Calif.)
• Named one of the top-100 prep players in 2009 by Baseball America, Perfect Game, Rivals, Maxpreps and Baseball Factory
• 2009 Contra Costa Times Baseball Prep Athlete of the Year
• 2009 Contra Costa Times Basketball Prep Athlete of the Year
• 4-0, 0.90 ERA, 31.0 IP, 9 GP, 5 GS, 3 S, 21 H, 45 K, 6 BB during senior season
• Ended senior season with 24.0 consecutive scoreless innings, including a no-hitter against defending league champion Livermore
• Led baseball team to North Coast Sectionals in 2008 and 2009
• Led basketball team to 2009 D1 North Coast Sectional title
• Three-time scholar athlete
• Basketball team's most improved player as a junior
• Son of Patrick and Sondra Appel
• Older brother, John, was a 6-10 reserve center for back-to-back Division III national champion Washington University (St. Louis)
• Number of family members attended Rice, including uncle, John Casbarian, who is the dean of Rice's architecture school
• Majoring in management, science and engineering

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