Mason Hazelwood - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 50


  • position LHP
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 235
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Salvisa, Ky.

• SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award
• SEC Community Service Team

• No. 78 Starting Pitcher (D1Baseball, 2020)
• No. 215 2020 MLB Draft Prospect (D1Baseball)
• No. 15 LHP prospect, Cape Cod League (D1Baseball, 2019)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020, 2021)
• Dean’s List (Fall 2018, 2020; Spring 2020)

• Rawlings/Perfect Game First-Team Summer Collegiate All-America (2018)
• Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year (2018)
• First-Team All-Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (2018)
• Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League All-Star (2018)
• Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League co-Pitcher of the Week (6/25/18)
• Set Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League record for strikeouts in season (2018)

Appeared in 11 games with eight starts for the Elmira Pioneers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League…Voted Pitcher of the Year…Went 5-1 with a league-leading 1.80 ERA in 50.0 innings…Five wins led the league…His 84 strikeouts set a new PGCBL summer record…Named First-Team All-League…Opponents hit just .189 against him and had an on-base percentage of a paltry .273…Allowed more than two earned runs just once…Records games of 16, 11 and 10 strikeouts…Shined in the PGCBL All-Star game, pitching a perfect inning with three strikeouts…Added to a start just days after the all-star game that saw him strike out 16 in seven innings, he finished the week of 7/16-22 with 8.0 innings, two hits, no runs, one walk and 18 strikeouts, earning PGCBL Pitcher of the Week honors….Played with UK teammates Tanner Johnson and Jimmy Ramsey.

Pitched in 18 games, going 1-2 with a 6.63 ERA…Recorded 19 strikeouts in 19 innings and opponents hit .243 against him…Allowed just two home runs as a true freshman…Made his collegiate debut on 2/17 at USC Upstate, pitching 1.0 inning and allowing a hit, walk and striking out a batter…Did not allow a run in five of his last seven outings…Was brilliant in middle relief on 5/12 against Mississippi State in a game the Cats would eventually win, striking out a career-high three and allowing just one hit, no runs in 3.1 innings…Followed that outing up with 2.0 scoreless innings against Murray State on 5/15 for his first career win.

Named First-Team All-State in 2017 and Second-Team All-State in 2016…Struck out a Mercer County school-record 17 batters in a game…2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American…2017 Perfect Game Central Region Honorable Mention…2016 Underclass High Honorable Mention…Rated the No. 130 left-handed pitching prospect in the country and No. 13 overall prospect in Kentucky…Coached by Jeremy Shope and Adam Shartzer at MCHS.

Full name is Mason Brandt Hazelwood…Son of Anthony Hazelwood and Amy Currens…Has a brother, Trent, who pitched at Berea College…Was a member of the Honor Roll all four years at Mercer County Senior HS…Major is Education…Picked UK because he had dreamed of being a Wildcat his entire life.

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