BIOGRAPHY
35   Vince Wheeland
Vince Wheeland
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Turlock, Calif.

High School:
Turlock HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 188

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R


2013: Named to the All-Big 12 First Team as a relief pitcher ... was one of 41 hurlers named to the College Baseball Hall of Fame's 2013 Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List ... logged 73 innings in 30 appearances ... his 30 appearances tied for the second most in a single season in school history ... ranked fifth in the Big 12 with eight wins and sixth with a 1.97 ERA (1.97) ... also ranked in the top 10 in the conference in opponent batting average (.219) ... struck out 64 batters and finished with an 8-2 record ... picked up two saves -- vs. TCU (4/13) and vs. Miami in an elimination game at the NCAA Louisville Regional (6/2) ... was 2-1 with a save and a 0.68 ERA in 11 Big 12 appearances ... collected wins against Texas (3/30) and Kansas State (4/20) ... recorded a career-high seven strikeouts against NJIT in his only start of the season (2/23).

2012: Appeared in 18 games, starting nine of those ... earned first save of career vs. Dallas Baptist (2/21) with 1.1 innings of scoreless work ... made first-career start vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (3/27) and struck out four in five innings ... worked 6.1 innings in first-ever Big 12 start at Baylor (4/1) and recorded five strikeouts .... earned first Big 12 win with 6.2 innings vs. Kansas (4/8) in which he allowed just two runs ... tossed a complete game at Texas (4/14) and allowed just two earned runs but suffered loss ... racked up career-high six strikeouts in 5.2 innings vs. Oklahoma (5/6).

2011: Made six appearances, all in relief ... first career outing came against Bryant (2/19) ... had career highs with three innings pitched and four strikeouts against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/22).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Turlock High School ...helped team to a league championship ... named all-state, all-district MVP, all-league MVP and team MVP his senior year ... as a senior he was 13-0 on the mound with a 0.74 ERA, and racked up 147 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched ... also recruited by Baylor, Kansas, Cal State Fullerton, Fresno State, Arizona and Oregon among others.

PERSONAL: Majoring in education ... born Jan. 10, 1992 ... son of Vince and Diane Wheeland ... has two siblings, Trevor and Will ... favorite athlete is Tim Lincecum ... favorite movie is Step Brothers ... favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... enjoys hunting, fishing and wakeboarding.

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