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GrantMacciocchi

  • height 6-4
  • Weight 190
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown West Chester Township, Ohio
  • Previous School Murray State College

• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2018)
• Second-Team JUCO All-American (2017)
• 2017 No. 127 JUCO Prospect (Perfect Game)

Outlook
Junior college All-American…Began his career as a pitcher at Missouri so owns SEC experience…Was a two-way threat in JUCO…Expected to see action in the field and on the mound for Cats…Reliable glove with plus instincts…Baseball player…Fast-twitch guy that is a doubles machine…Base stealer.

SUMMER 2018
Played for the Cincinnati Steam of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League…Served primarily as a pitcher but also saw time as a position player…On the mound, appeared in eight games with seven starts…Went 3-2 with a 5.34 ERA in 32.0 innings, allowing 36 hits while walking nine and striking out 33…Had a three-start stretch where he was fantastic, winning all three games while going at least six innings in each…In those starts he allowed just three runs and 10 hits in 18.1 innings, while striking out 22…Had 17 at bats, hitting .294 with four runs, four walks, two steals and an RBI…Played with UK teammates Thomas Bennett and Marshall Gei.

2018
Redshirted.

JUNIOR COLLEGE (MURRAY STATE COLLEGE)
In 2017, played in 61 games at Murray State College, hitting .393 (95-242) with a .491 on-base percentage and .595 slugging percentage…Murray State played in the NJCAA Division II World Series…Was a Second-Team All-American…Led the nation in runs (98), hits (95) and at bats (242)…Added 23 doubles, seven triples, four home runs and 50 RBI with 43 walks and just 23 strikeouts…His 32 steals ranked 11th nationally… Ranked seventh in triples and eighth in total bases…Owns Murray State single-season school records for runs, at bats, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases…Appeared in 11 games on the mound, posting a 7-0 record with a 2.30 ERA in 58.2 innings…Gave up 15 earned runs with 13 walks, 52 strikeouts with three complete games…Rated No. 127 JUCO prospect by Perfect Game…Played for Zach Crabtree.

2016 (MISSOURI)
Played at Missouri as a freshman…Appeared in six games, starting two…Went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA…Allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 10.1 innings, striking out three and walking just two…Did not allow a hit in five innings against non-conference foes…Opponents hit just .244 against him, second-lowest mark on the team behind star pitcher Tanner Houck…Was a pitcher only for the Tigers.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Cincinnati Moeller High School, which also produced former UK players Riley Mahan and Zach Logue…Went 10-0 with a 0.97 ERA in 11 starts as a senior in 2015…Did not allow a home run and yielded just nine earned runs during his high school career…Was a two-way star who also hit .406…Moeller won the 2015 Ohio State Championship…In that game he earned the win and drove in the game-winning run during a 3-for-4, four-RBI effort…Was named 2015 Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game…Ohio Player of the Year in 2015…Played for Tim Held.
 

PERSONAL
Full name is Grant William Macciocchi…Born in Cincinnati…Son of Vince and Lisa…Has an older brother, Bradley, who played baseball at Wright State…Has a younger sister, Kayla, who also attends Kentucky, and a younger brother, Drew…Father played basketball at Eastern Illinois…Honor Roll student at Moeller HS…Favorite MLB team is the Cincinnati Reds…Picked UK because he loved what the coaches and program had to offer and also wanted to return to the SEC.

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