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#16 Michael Kraft
Position: Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 160
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Churchill HS
Experience: High School

Junior (2013)

Appeared in 17 games, including 15 starts … finished with a 5-5 record and 4.10 ERA in 68 innings pitched … led team with 62 strikeouts and had a team-best .269 batting average against among starters … struck out a career-high 11 against Washington State (3/8).

Sophomore (2012)
Had a breakout year and emerged as the most consistent starter in the rotation … led the rotation with an 8-6 record and 4.91 ERA in addition to logging 53 strikeouts in 80.2 innings of work … recorded six quality starts … led UTSA to a 5-2 win over Louisiana-Lafayette (3/4) after scattering three hits and one run over six frames … logged a complete-game win at Stephen F. Austin (3/25) … two starts later, he took a no-hitter into the ninth inning at McNeese State (4/6) … it marked the longest no-hit bid by a Roadrunners since Josh Ruffin went 6.2 panels without allong a hit on March 18, 2006, at Lamar … went seven innings and combined with classmate Matt Sims to shut out Texas State (5/13).

Freshman (2011)
Made 14 appearances on the mound, including eight starts … posted a 2-3 record with a 5.01 ERA over 55.2 innings of work … struck out 43 batters and held opponents to a .288 batting average … made first career start at Louisiana-Monroe (2/20) and struck out three in 3.2 innings … logged his first career win and quality start against St. Joseph’s (2/27) after working 6.2 innings and giving up an unearned run on three hits while striking out four … had his best outing against No. 9 Texas A&M (5/3) when he led the Roadrunners to a 3-2 win … in that contest, he held the Aggies to one hit over seven innings (including 5.2 innings of no-hit ball) and an unearned run while striking out a season-high 10 batters … excelled while pitching at Wolff Stadium during the year … in three starts against St. Joseph’s (2/27), Baylor (4/26) and Texas A&M (5/3) he posted a 2-1 record with a 1.02 ERA and 17 strikeouts while giving up only seven hits.

High School
Three-year starter as a pitcher for head coach Chad Marshall … posted a 10-3 record with a 1.01 ERA and 140 strikeouts during his senior season … hurled a pair of no-hitters in his career, including one in the third round of the playoffs … two-time All-District 26-5A honoree … tabbed 5A All-Area MVP by the San Antonio Express-News … guided team to a District 26-5A Championship in 2010 … graduated summa cum laude.

Born Sept. 3, 1991, in San Antonio, Texas … son of Steve and Mary Kraft … has two younger sisters, Katie and Elizabeth … majoring in business.

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