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25 Mike Ford

At Princeton

2012: Second-Team All-Ivy selection … started all 35 games played in … split time between first base and starting pitching rotation … tallied 34 hits, 31 RBI, 23 runs, four doubles, three triples and a home run … on the mound, went 4-for-4 with a 3.60 ERA … made nine appearances and eight starts, pitching five complete games and a shutout … threw 50.0 innings, tallying 26 strikeouts … made pitching debut in game one at Florida Atlantic, going 3.0 innings and tallying three strikeouts (Mar. 3) … tallied a pair of hits, an RBI and a walk at South Carolina (Mar. 9-11) … threw three strikeouts in 5.0 innings of starting work at South Carolina (Mar. 10) … started and pitched four innings, tallying four strikeouts at Richmond (Mar. 16) … tallied three hits, three runs, three walks and a pair of RBI at Richmond (Mar. 17-18) … tallied four hits, two RBI, a pair of runs and walks, and a double at Navy (Mar. 23, 25) … came in and pitched four innings in relief, throwing two strikeouts at Navy (Mar. 25) … had a hit, two runs and  two walks versus Dartmouth (Mar. 31) … pitched 7.0 innings, tallying a strikeout in 8-0 shutout complete game victory versus Dartmouth (Mar. 31) … tallied two hits, three runs, two RBI, a double and a walk versus Harvard (Apr. 1) … won second game of the year at Yale, tallying three strikeouts in 6-3 seven inning complete game victory (Apr. 7) … tallied two hits, three RBI, a run and a walk in doubleheader at Brown (Apr. 8) … went 2-for-4 with the RBI, two runs and a walk versus Seton Hall (Apr. 10) … tallied four hits, six RBI, two runs and a double versus Penn in four-game series (Apr. 14-15) … three a pair of strikeouts in seven inning complete game victory, 7-3, versus Penn (Apr. 14) … had three hits, a run, an RBI and a triple at Columbia (Apr. 20-21) … went 2-for-3 with four RBI, a home run and a double at Rider (Apr. 25) … tallied six hits, four runs, three RBI and two walks versus Cornell (Apr. 27, 29) … won fourth game, 13-3, in six strikeout performance at Cornell (Apr. 27).

2011: Appeared in each of Princeton's 47 games as a freshman as a starting pitcher and first baseman named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year and a second-team All-Ivy at both positions … named to the the College Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team … won the team's Kellogg Award as Rookie of the Year … batted .300 with 51 hits in 170 at-bats … drove in 31 runs and scored 30 times … added nine doubles, a triple and three home runs … was 5-4 on the mound with a 3.95 ERA … lowered his ERA over each of his last nine starts … drove in two runs with a single in his first collegiate game at LSU … had three hits and five RBIs in the LSU series … drove in two runs with a double in a win at VCU … first multiple-hit game came at UNC Greensboro … had two hits and scored two runs in a loss at Georgetown … laced three hits, including a home run and scored three runs in a win at Navy … had four hits, three RBIs and four runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of Brown … had a season-high four hits and two RBIs in a win at Rutgers … homered and added three hits in a loss at Dartmouth … had six hits in Princeton’s series with Columbia … had two doubles and a home run in the Ivy League Championship Series … added two RBIs and scored four runs … drove in a run in the NCAA Regionals against Texas … singled twice in a loss to Texas State at the NCAA Regionals … allowed a run on six hits in a complete game win over Yale … did not allow an earned run in 8.2 innings at Dartmouth … scattered two runs on six hits for a win at Penn … allowed two runs on two hits in a complete game win over Columbia … held Cornell to a single run over six innings … allowed two runs over eight and struck out seven in Game 1 of the Ivy League Championship Series … pitched 7.1 innings and allowed three runs on nine hits in the NCAA Regionals against Texas State.

At the Hun School
Spent three years playing baseball at the Hun School … played as a freshman at Montgomery High School.

Personal
Son of Robert Ford and Barbara Marroccoli ... both parents attended Rutgers and are doctors ... has a brother Robert that attends Georgetown ... birthday is July 4.

Career Batting and Fielding Stats

 Season Avg.  GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
TB
SLG% BB HBP SO
SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2011 .300 47-47 170 30 51 9 1 3 31 71 .418 24 3 29 2 1 1-1 252 18 5 .982
2012 .272 35-35 125 23 34 4 1 1 31 43 .344 17 5 29 5 1 0-0 229 16 3 .988
Career .288 82-82 295 53 85 13 2 4 62 114 .386 41 8 58 7 2 1-1 481 34 8 .985

 Career Batting Highs
 Hits
 4, at Rutgers (4/5/11)
 Runs  2, at Navy (3/27/11)
 RBIs
 4 at Rider (4/25/12)
 Hitting Streak
 7 Games (3/26/11-4/3/11)

Career Home Runs

1. March 27, 2011 at Navy (solo)
2. April 10, 2011 at Dartmouth (2-run)
3. May 7, 2011 vs. Dartmouth (2-run)
4. April 25, 2012 at Rider (grand slam)

Career Pitching Stats

 Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H
R
ER BB SO 2B
3B HR BF BAVG WP HBP BK WHIP
2011 3.95 5-4 11 11 4 0/0 0 70.2 74 38 31 17 38 16 4 0 305 .269 3 6 3 1.29
2012 3.60 4-4 9 8 5 1/0 0 50.0 58 25 20 17 26 9 1 5 229 .282 4 2 0 1.5
Career 3.80 9-8 20 19 9 1/0 0 120.2 132 63 51 34 64 25 5 5 534 .274 7 8 3 1.38

 


 Career Pitching Highs
 Strikeouts
 7, 5x MR at Cornell (4/27/12)
 Innings Pitched
 8.2 at Dartmouth (4/20/11)
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Infielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
City/State: Belle Mead, N.J.
High School: Hun School
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