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    Joe Muraski
    Joe Muraski

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rothschild, Wis.

    High School:
    D.C. Everest

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 200

    Position:
    LHP

    Bats/Throws:
    L/L



    2010: Led the team with 14 starts on the mound ... Paced the Wildcats with 66 strikeouts ... Picked up a no-decision despite hurling 6.1 strong innings in the team's win over Connecticut (2/26) ... Struck out 6 batters over 5 innings vs. Oklahoma State (3/5) ... Allowed only two runs in 5 innings while tying a season-high with 7 strikeouts at Stetson (3/25) ... Also fanned 7 at UNLV (3/11) and vs. Minnesota (4/18) ... Surrendered only one run over 5 innings in the team's win over the Golden Gophers ... Went 6.1 strong innings, giving up just two earned runs in the team's win over Michigan State (5/22) in the regular season finale.

    2009: Paced all Wildcat starting pitchers with a 5.31 ERA and 65 strikeouts and was second with 81.1 innings pitched ... Struck out seven while allowing just three hits and one run in six innings of work against Northeastern (3/1) ... Surrendered only one run in 8.1 innings to earn a win over UIC (3/14) ... Fanned eight and allowed one run over six innings to defeat Purdue (3/28) ... Went seven innings to pick up a victory against Iowa (4/17) ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters over just six innings in the Wildcats' win over Michigan (5/16) in the season finale.

    2008: Made 14 appearances on the year, including 11 starts ... Named Co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after pitching back-to-back complete-game shutouts vs. Chicago State (4/8) and Minnesota (4/14) ... Led the team in shutouts (2), and was second on the team in complete games (3), wins (4), and innings pitched (60.2) ... Ranked third on the team with 32 strikeouts ... Established career highs in complete games (3), shutouts (2), and tied a career high in wins (4) ... Had seven strikeouts in 10-0 victory vs. Minnesota (4/13).

    2007: Finished freshman campaign tied with a team-best four wins ... Recorded 38 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched ... Threw first career complete game in a 4-2 win against Massachusetts (3/20) ... Started 10 games, finishing with a 6.25 ERA ... Personal-best six-strikeout performance vs. Michigan (4/1), Iowa (4/29), and Purdue (5/19) ... Won three of his final four starts.

    High School: Earned all-district honors for his play at first base in 2005 ... Named to the WVC All-Conference team as both a pitcher and first baseman ... Recognized by his fellow teammates as the team MVP ... Earned the win for D.C. Everest in regional semifinal, regional final, sectional final and state semifinal during their run to the Wisconsin state championship game in 2004 ... Batted .475 and boasted an ERA of 1.20 throughout tournament ... Participated in the Jim Gantner Classic and White Sox Wisconsin/Minnesota All-Star Game ... Also made the WVC All-Conference team in 2004 as a utility player ... Batted .407 and knocked in 24 runs during 2005 season ... Has a combined 12-4 varsity record in his two years as a pitcher ... Also honored as an all-conference team member for both basketball and football ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Honor Roll student ... High school baseball coach was Mark Simon.

    Personal: Born Joseph Anthony Muraski ... Son of John and Terri Muraski ... Sociology major.