Bears win at TCU for first time since 2009
Newman throws six strong despite not having best stuff
Bare logs five innings of scoreless relief with career-high eight strikeouts
Bears top New Orleans before falling to Houston
Bears score two runs in ninth for comeback win over LA Tech
Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2013)
Appeared in 20 games with three starts as designated hitter ... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2013) ... Went 2-for4 with two singles in first career start versus New Orleans (March 16) ... Hit 2-for-4 with two RBI on double and homer against UT San Antonio (May 14).
Played in 13 games, all as pinch hitter ... Saw late-inning action in outfield twice ... Went 4-for-12 as pinch hitter, only player on team with more than two pinch hits ... Also drew one walk as pinch hitter ... Had pinch-hit single at Sam Houston State (3/21) ... Drew pinch walk at Houston (3/27) ... Drove in run with pinch-hit single vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4/17) ... Had pinch-hit single and run scored vs. UTSA (5/15) ... Delivered two-run pinch-hit single in win vs. Texas (5/17)
Played in 11 games, all as pinch hitter ... Was Bears' most-used pinch hitter ... Led team with three pinch hits, also drew one walk as pinch hitter ... Four hits on season were single, double, triple and home run ... In first appearance of season, hit first pitch he saw over right-field scoreboard for three-run homer in series-clinching win at Georgia (2/27) ... Stayed in game vs. UGA as DH and doubled and scored in only other at-bat ... Intentionally walked as ninth-inning pinch hitter in win vs. No. 21 Rice (3/6) ... Delivered pinch-hit, two-run triple vs. Louisiana Tech (3/12) ... Drove in Bears' only run of game with pinch-hit RBI single in ninth inning vs. No. 5 Texas A&M (4/15) ... Saw two at-bats over final 24 games.
Saw action in three games, twice as pinch runner, once as pinch hitter ... Scored as pinch runner vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/14) ... Reached on pinch-hit infield single and came around to score vs. Northwestern State (4/7) in only plate appearance of season.
Sat out season as redshirt.
Played outfield and pitched for head coach Rocky Manuel at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas ... Cardinals posted 71-12 record over two seasons on team ... Two-year letterwinner ... Helped team to 32-3 record and District 20-5A championship as junior ... Led Cardinals to school-record 39 wins and state semi-finals in senior season ... Hit .357 with six home runs, 26 RBI and 14 stolen bases as senior ... Two-time first-team All-District 20-5A ... 2008 Under Armour preseason All-American ... Won 2008 Ray Knoblauch Award, given to Bellaire senior who shows excellence on and off the field ... Participated in Houston Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Graduated with 4.0 GPA.
Full name is Wesley Rhodes Mercurio ... Born Oct. 23, 1989, in London, England ... Son of Jim and Deirdre Mercurio ... Older brother, Relly, plays baseball at TCU ... Father played soccer at Indiana ... Business major.