BIOGRAPHY
27   Andrew Oliver
Andrew Oliver
Hometown:
Vermilion, Ohio

High School:
Vermilion HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 212

Position:
LHP

Bats/Throws:
L/L


2008: Was one of the nation's top performers on the mound ... earned first-team All-Big 12 honors ... named a second-team All-American by Rivals.com ... ranked third in the Big 12 and 16th nationally with a 2.20 ERA ... allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 of his 14 starts ... led OSU and ranked third in the Big 12 with 96 strikeouts ... allowed just 6.59 hits per nine innings, which ranked 17th in the nation ... opponents hit just .211 against him ... had a 2.48 ERA in nine Big 12 starts ... was the winning pitcher in OSU's season-opening victory over Gonzaga (2/22) after allowing just one run on two hits in 5.2 innings ... racked up 10 strikeouts in seven innings against Baylor (3/14) ... tossed a complete game shutout with a three-hit, 10-strikeout performance against Nebraska (4/11) to lead the Cowboys to a 1-0 win ... retired the first 15 Nebraska hitters in order and took a perfect game into the sixth inning ... was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on April 14 following his gem against NU ... earned a win against Baylor in the Big 12 Championship (5/23) by racking up 11 strikeouts in just 6.1 innings ... pitched for Team USA during the summer ... made four starts and was 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA ... recorded 24 strikeouts in 19.1 innings ... part of Team USA club that led the United States to a 24-0 record and a gold medal at the FISU World Championships.

2007: Oliver pitched in 13 games for the Cowboys, starting 11 of those ... tied for second on the team with six wins ... first-career win came against Ball State (2/18) as he struck out five in five innings ... was 2-1 in conference games with victories over Kansas (3/25) and Texas Tech (5/13) ... had five or more strikeouts in six starts, including a career-high eight in a five-inning outing against Texas Tech ... did not allow a hit through the first five innings against the Red Raiders ... racked up 42 strikeouts in 44 innings ... pitched for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League over the summer and was 1-1 with a 1.41 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 45 innings of work ... was named the 10th-best pro prospect in the league by Baseball America.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterman and all-state performer at Vermilion High School in Ohio ... as a senior, he was 6-0 with an 0.40 ERA and racked up 108 strikeouts in 52.7 innings ... for his career, he was 21-4 with three saves and an 0.96 ERA and had 354 strikeouts in 196 innings ... a 17th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins ... also considered North Carolina and LSU.

PERSONAL: A business management major ... son of Dave and Marilyn Oliver ... born Dec. 3, 1987 ... has a brother, Michael, and a sister, Ashley ... enjoys playing golf ... favorite movie is Major League ... favorite athlete is Roger Clemens ... chose OSU because of the coaches' ability to make him a better player.

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