Bo Wilson - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 30


  • height 5-11
  • Weight 180
  • class Senior
  • Previous School Air Force Academy
• 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Transferred from Air Force Academy for the 2015 season and became a go-to weapon late in the year … Arrived at Kentucky with a low arm slot and has dropped down to a true sidearm delivery, which presents matchup problems for right-handed hitters … Is a tough as nails competitor with good athleticism and an ability to pitch in key situations … Is a great story, as he was the top reliever for his first two seasons at Air Force … A civil engineering major at AFA, he did not pass the vision test in depth perception required for pilots following his sophomore year in 2014 … After his junior season, Wilson would have been committed to five years of active duty, for a total commitment of nine years, without the option of becoming a pilot, his lifelong goal … Because the opportunity to live out his dream and follow in in his father’s footsteps of being a pilot was no longer an option, the NCAA granted a waiver that allowed him to compete immediately … Appeared in 48 games in two years with Air Force, with two saves in 81.2 innings. 
Worked in 12 games in relief in the regular season for Aldie, owning a 2-0 record and a 5.92 ERA with five saves in 13.2 innings … Allowed only three walks, with 18 hits and six strikeouts … Earned a three-inning save with only a hit allowed on June 25. 
Came on strong as a relief weapon late in the year, finishing with a 0.82 ERA and a save in 11 appearances … Tossed 11 innings, allowing 10 hits and one earned run, walking six and striking out eight … Allowed opponents to hit .244, with just one of his 10 hits surrendered going for extra bases … Worked five shutout appearances in SEC play, with a save and four hits allowed in 4.2 innings, walking two and striking out two … Did not allow an earned run in four innings, walking three and striking out three … Inherited seven runners, allowing only three to score … Allowed a run in his first appearance of the year at Southern California and unearned runs in his following two appearances, before working scoreless outings in his following seven outings … Worked out of a jam in a win over Missouri, stranding two runners and getting his first career save in 1.1 innings, striking out two … Fanned two in a shutout inning vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament. 
Air Force (2014)
Appeared in a team-leading 27 games, with seven starts, owning a 5-3 record and a 4.92 ERA … Worked 56.2 innings, allowing 68 hits and just 13 walks, striking out 43, not allowing a homer … The leading pitcher on the staff in conference games, owning a 3-2 mark and a 3.73 ERA in 16 games and two starts, tossing 31.1 innings with eight walks and 23 strikeouts.
Air Force (2013)
Served as the closer for the club in his collegiate debut, appearing in 21 games in relief … Had two saves, ninth in the league, and 11 games finished, seventh-best in the conference … Led all Air Force relievers with a 5.40 ERA … Struck out 17 and walked only three in 25 innings, sporting a 1-0 record … Picked up first career win vs. San Diego State, earning saves vs. St. Bonaventure and Nevada … Had a stretch of 10 consecutive outings without allowing an earned run … Pitched in a career-long four innings vs. Gardner-Webb … Earned Academic All-Mountain West honors. 
High School
Lettered four years in baseball, basketball and football at Meade County High School … Earned all-state, all-area, all-region, area pitcher of the year accolades as a senior … All-region as a sophomore and junior … All-area as a freshman … All-area in football and basketball as a junior and senior … All-region in basketball as a senior … National Honors Society member … Academic all-state in all three sports … High school baseball coach was Todd Clanton … Played summer ball for the Louisville Baseball Club, coached by Corky Morse.
Born on July 28, 1993 in Newman, Ga. … Son of Ben and Maggie Wilson … Has two younger siblings, brother Tate (19) and sister Katie (16) … Grandfather, Bud Wilson, attended UK … Was the fifth member of his family to attend the Air Force Academy, including his father, who played baseball. 
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