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Cole Stupp

  • position RHP
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 205
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Milton, Ga.

• SEC Newcomer of the Week (3/22/2021)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020)

Made 13 starts as the Wildcats’ top weekend starter…Went 4-5 with a 4.76 ERA in 75.2 innings…Struck out 71 and walked only 15… Had nearly 5:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio…Logged eight quality starts…Named inaugural SEC Newcomer of Week after his virtuoso performance vs. Missouri on Mar. 19 – 7.0 IP, five hits, one run, 10 strikeouts…In first three road SEC starts went 2-0 with 2.45 ERA (22 IP, 6 R, 2 BB, 18 K)…On Apr. 16 at Georgia he twirled 8.0 innings of one-run baseball with eight strikeouts in his home state…Set the tone for road series sweep at Auburn with 7.0 innings of two-run ball…In his first nine starts he struck out 53 against just six walks…Closed his season with seven terrific innings at national runner-up Vanderbilt…In two starts against the final two teams standing at College World Series (Mississippi State and Vanderbilt), both on the road, he allowed just five runs in 14.0 innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

Appeared in six games with two starts…Went 1-1 with a 7.63 ERA…Struck out 17 and walked five in 15.1 innings… Made sensational debut on Feb. 15 at TCU, entering game with two on and no outs and getting out of the inning unscathed…Earned first start on Feb. 25 vs. Tennessee Tech, striking out seven in 4.0 innings, including five straight.

Rated No. 225 overall by Prep Baseball Report…Named Second-Team Class 7-A All-State by Georgia Dugout Preview…First-Team Class 7-A All-Region…Helped guide Milton to the 2019 regional championship…Was the team’s Pitcher of the Year…Coached by Jeff Heusing…Also played basketball.

Full name is Cole Richard Stupp…Hometown is Milton, Ga. … Son of Brian Stupp and Heather Klatt…Has two sisters, Lauren and Abbey…Born in Chicago…Father played baseball at Washington University St. Louis…Volunteered at the Salvation Army…Claims to be able to defeat anyone in “Rock, Paper, Scissors”…Superstition: Has an arm sleeve in his back right pocket when he pitches.

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