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6-2 / 185
Went 1-2 with two saves and a 4.71 ERA in seven appearances, all in relief ... Recorded 31 strikeouts, a team high, against 12 walks in 21.0 innings ... Allowed one run on three hits and a walk with one strikeout over 2.0 innings of relief against Texas (10/14).
Played for Weatherford of the Texas Collegiate League ... Pitched three games, all starts ... Went 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA.
JUNIOR COLLEGE (McLENNAN CC)
Pitched for head coach Pete Mejia at McLennan Community College in Waco ... Pitching coach freshman year was current Baylor pitching coach Chris Clemons ... Led McLennan to a 44-16 record and a regional finals appearance as a freshman ... Helped MCC to a conference title with 24-8 record that season ... Participated in the 2006 Junior College All-Star Game ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Went 8-1 with a 2.18 ERA during freshman season ... Logged 57.2 innings that season with 57 strikeouts against 21 walks ... Earned victory over Odessa Junior College in the 2006 NJCAA Regional Tournament ... Was 6-4 with a 3.98 ERA as a sophomore and threw a no-hitter against Weatherford (3/21) ... Recorded 73 strikeouts against 34 walks over 74.2 innings that season ... 2007 teammate of fellow Bears Howell Finch and Adam Hornung ... Drafted in the 46th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas ... Pitched for head coach Jim Darilek ... Led Westlake to bi-district championship as a senior ... Two-time all-district selection ... 2005 honorable mention Super CenTex ... 2005 Austin Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game, earning the game's Fireman Award ... Posted a 1.30 ERA with 130 strikeouts as a senior ... Established district record with 18 strikeouts in a game in 2005 ... Drafted in the 36th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Full name is Mace Baxter Thurman ... Born April 5, 1987, in Austin, Texas ... Son of Mace and Connie Thurman ... General studies major.