Career Honors Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for March 10, 2014
Made 30 appearances all in relief ... Ranked first on the team in saves with 21 ... Ranked second on the team in appearances with 30 ... Ranked fifth in appearances in the Big 12 with 30 ... Ranked first in saves in the Big 12 with 21 ... Ranked second in the nation in saves with 21… Recorded the most saves in Baylor history with 21… Recorded the fifth most appearances in Baylor history with 30 ... Recorded six straight saves between 3/5 and 3/21 ... Pitched 10 and 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings from 3/5 to 3/23… Pitched five consecutive games with a strikeout between 2/14 and 3/5 ... Earned his 21st save of the season by allowing no runs on one hit in one inning pitched versus Kansas (5/220.
2013 (Jr.) Pitched in relief in a career-high 22 games and 47.2 innings ... Ranked second on the team with four wins - the first four of his career ... Set career-lows in ERA (2.64) and opponent batting average (.213) ... With .213 opponent batting average, ranked ninth on the Baylor all-time single-season list for relievers ... In first relief appearance, threw five strikeouts in three innings at UC Irvine (Feb. 15) ... Earned first career win with 1.1 innings of hitless relief against Louisiana Tech (March 5) ... Picked up second win with 4.2 innings at Sam Houston State (March 20), allowing three hits and walk, with four strikeouts ... Third win came against Kansas State (March 29) as he threw 5.1 innings, allowing a hit and walk with three strikeouts ... In fourth win, threw career-best seven strikeouts in three innings of relief versus UT Arlington (April 9) ... Worked a career-high 6.1 innings at TCU (April 20) while giving up one run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts ... Had 12 scoreless outings and four hitless outings ... Threw three or more innings on six occasions ... Threw multiple innings 16 times ... Posted multiple strikeouts in nine appearances ... Allowed only six extra base hits.
Made four appearances, all in relief ... Held opponents scoreless in three of four outings ... Worked eighth inning of series-opening win at No. 22 TCU (2/24), allowing one run in 15-3 victory ... Stranded inherited runner in scoring position by getting final two outs of eighth inning vs. Lamar (3/3) ... Pitched scoreless sixth inning vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/18), as Bears won 11-1 to break school record with 21st consecutive win.
Pitched in three games, all in relief ... Didn't allow an earned run in two of three outings ... Came on to work seventh inning with Bears trailing No. 4 TCU 2-0 (2/22) ... Worked around pair of hit batters in scoreless inning, recorded two groundouts and one flyout ... Recorded first out of ninth inning in 19-12 series-clinching win at Georgia (2/27) ... Worked seventh inning against Texas State (3/1), allowed pair of unearned runs, but limited damage by inducing double play grounder.
Pitched for head coach Jeremy York at Memorial (Houston, Texas) High School ... Two-year letterwinner ... Helped team to district championship and regional finals ... Named honorable mention all-district as senior ... Also lettered in basketball.
Full name is Joshua Thomas Michalec ... Born June 20, 1992, in Houston, Texas ... Son of Thomas Michalec and Wendy Allen ... Biology major.