June 8, 2011
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina junior left-handed pitcher Michael Roth was selected in the 31st round of the 2011 MLB Draft as the No. 938 overall pick by the Cleveland Indians. Roth is the eighth current Gamecock to be drafted this year. Jackie Bradley Jr. was selected in the supplemental round by the Boston Red Sox with Matt Price a sixth round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks and Scott Wingo an 11th round selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peter Mooney was selected in the 21st round by the Toronto Blue Jays with senior right-hander John Taylor selected in the 22nd round by the Seattle Mariners, Adam Matthews in the 23rd round by the Baltimore Orioles and Bryan Harper in the 30th round by the Washington Nationals.
Roth keeps garnering awards as his successful 2011 season continues. Roth, a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes award, was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team last week as announced by Collegiate Baseball. He has also been named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). An international business major, Roth has been successful both on and off the field at Carolina. Last week, Roth improved to 12-3 as he hurled seven innings and allowed just one unearned run as South Carolina defeated Georgia Southern 2-1in the NCAA Regional as Roth earned All-Tournament Team accolades. He also earned All-Tournament Team honors at the SEC Tournament, as he earned his 11th win of the season hurling his the first complete game by a Gamecock this year in the 7-3 win over Auburn. It marked Roth’s second career complete game as well.
ROTH’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2011 – Captain … Named to third-team Louisville Slugger All-America team by Collegiate Baseball … Earned first-team Academic All-America honors … Semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award presented by USA Baseball … Earned first-team All-SEC honors … Quarterfinalist for National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame … Named to Academic All-District Team … NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … Allowed one unearned run in seven innings of work and picked up 12th win of the year in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern in NCAA Regional (6/3) … Named to SEC All-Tournament Team after pitching first complete game of the season and second of his career in 7-3 win over Auburn; allowed three runs, all unearned, on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks … Posted 10th win of the season in 6-1 win at Ole Miss (5/6); allowed one run on six hits with six strikeouts and a walk … No-decision in 2-1 win vs. Auburn (4/29); allowed one run on seven hits in eight innings with six strikeouts and one walk … Two-run pinch-hit single in 9-6 win vs. Liberty (4/26) … Earned ninth win of the year with 6.1 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 8-2 win at Mississippi State (4/22) … SEC Pitcher of the Week as he improved to 8-1 with win vs. Vanderbilt in 3-1 victory (4/15); allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks … Won seventh game of the year in 4-0 win at Tennessee (4/7); 7.2 scoreless innings with just six hits allowed and four strikeouts … Improved to 6-1 on the year with eight innings of work against Kentucky; allowed just one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk (4/1) … Strong start to earn win in 9-2 victory at Florida (3/25); worked season-high 8.1 innings and allowed two runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and two walks (3/25) … 1-for-2 with a double, run scored and a RBI in 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) … Quality start despite a loss in 4-2 defeat to Georgia (3/18); allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in 6.1 innings of work … Earned fourth win of the season in eight innings allowing just one run, unearned, on five hits and tied career-high with nine strikeouts as Carolina defeated CSU Bakersfield 5-1 (3/11) … Pinch hit RBI groundout in 10-5 loss at Clemson (3/6) … Earned third win of the year in 6-3 victory vs. Clemson (3/4); allowed three runs, all unearned, on seven hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and three walks … Improved to 2-0 with win vs. Southern Illinois in 10-6 victory (2/25); worked 6.2 innings and struck out career-high nine batters, allowed just two runs on four hits … Starting designated hitter in 6-0 win vs. Santa Clara; recorded first hit of the season (2/20) … Opening Day starter on the mound, struck out six batters in 5.2 innings of work and earned victory in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18).
2010 – Quality start in 2-1 victory over UCLA in national championship series victory (6/29); allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks … In first start of the season, pitched a complete game and limited Clemson to just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 5-1 victory at College World Series (6/25) … Picked up first win of the season and retired all 10 batters he faced with 3.1 perfect innings and five strikeouts in 9-5 win over Bucknell in NCAA Regional (6/4) … Retired lone batter he faced in 3-1 loss to Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/27) … 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 3-0 loss to Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (5/26) … One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 5-2 loss to Florida (5/21) … One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 3-2 loss to Florida (5/21) … Struck out lone batter he faced in 5-3 win at Arkansas (5/16) … Struck out lone batter he faced in 3-2 win at Arkansas (5/14) … One scoreless inning of relief in 13-9 win at Kentucky (5/7) … Retired lone batter he faced in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) … Retired lone batter he faced in 9-7 win over Alabama (4/30) … Struck out the lone batter he faced in 4-2 win over USC Upstate (4/20) … 0.2 scoreless inning of relief in 2-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/11) … 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 3-2 win at Vanderbilt (4/9) … Picked up save with a perfect 1.2 innings of relief in 6-3 win over College of Charleston (4/7) … Made first start at designated hitter and hit a solo home run in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) … 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 2-0 win at Auburn (3/27) … 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) … 0.1 inning of relief with a strikeout in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) … 0.2 perfect innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 4-2 win over Tennessee (3/19) … Pitched one scoreless inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 8-3 win over Davidson (3/17) … Tallied save recording final out in 10-7 win over Brown (3/13) … Earned first career save recording final out in 7-5 win vs. Clemson (3/6) … Pitched 1.2 innings of relief allowing one run on hit in 4-3 loss at East Carolina (2/27) … 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 6-2 win at East Carolina (2/26) … 0.1 perfect inning of relief in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21), also scored a run in one plate appearance. … 0.1 perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 13-3 win over Duquesne (2/20) … 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2009 – Pitched two innings of relief at SEC Tournament vs. Vanderbilt; allowed one run, unearned, on two hits with a strikeout and a walk … Four scoreless innings of relief with just two hits allowed in 9-5 loss to Florida (4/26) … 0.2 scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout in 12-2 loss to Clemson (4/22) … 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in 14-6 win at USC Upstate (4/21) … 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 6-4 loss to Auburn (4/18) … Second career start vs. College of Charleston (4/14), allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work … 3.0 innings of relief, allowed just one run, unearned, on one hit with three strikeouts and four walks in 7-6 win over Clemson (4/7) … 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in 6-4 loss to Arkansas (4/3) … One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) … First career start vs. Georgia Southern, allowed one run on three hits in two innings with three strikeouts (3/25 ) … One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 11-3 loss to LSU (3/22) … Three no-hit innings of relief to pick up first win in 6-5 victory over Presbyterian (3/9) … Pinch-hit RBI double in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) … First career appearance on the mound vs. Charleston Southern (3/4), pitched one inning and allowed one run on two hits … Pinch-hit single and a RBI in first career at-bat in 13-0 win over Duquesne (2/21) … 2009 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll member.