#8 Aaron Wilkerson
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Waco, Texas/Midway HS (Panola [TX] CC)|
2011 (SENIOR): Voted First Team All-American by the NAIA, one of only two CU players to earn First or Second Team honors more than once in program history … Set NAIA records for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in one season (54.0) and consecutive victories in a career (26) … Voted First Team All-TranSouth after posting a 12-0 record with a 1.49 ERA in 90.1 innings in 14 appearances with 13 starts … Allowed just 56 hits with 22 walks and 90 strikeouts and opponents batted only .179 … Ranked third nationally in victories, fifth in total runs allowed (15), seventh in opponent batting average and hits allowed per nine innings (5.58) and ninth in ERA … Named TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week three times during the season … Allowed two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work in a victory at Belhaven Univ. … Tossed seven shutout innings versus Brewton-Parker, giving up just one hit with four strikeouts and earning TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week honors … Struck out 11 in a complete-game, two-hit shutout at Freed-Hardeman … Worked eight scoreless frames versus Trevecca Nazarene, allowing five hits and striking out five … Tossed eight shutout innings at Blue Mountain, giving up only three hits with nine strikeouts, garnering TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades … Struck out seven in seven scoreless innings against Union Univ., allowing just three hits and again earning TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week honors … Scoreless streak came to an end at Bethel Univ., allowing two runs in the sixth inning and five hits overall with six strikeouts … Tossed complete game versus Martin Methodist, giving up one run on four hits with seven strikeouts … Recorded 10 strikeouts in complete game at Lyon College, allowing one run on five hits … Gave up a three-run homer but struck out nine in complete-game victory over Mid-Continent … Allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings versus Freed-Hardeman in TranSouth Championships, striking out seven … Lasted just three innings versus Tennessee Wesleyan in NAIA Championships Opening Round, allowing three runs on eight hits in only no-decision of the season.
2010 (JUNIOR): Named Second Team All-American and to the NAIA World Series All-Tournament Team … Won pair of games in World Series, the opener versus Embry-Riddle and championship game against Lee Univ. … Voted First Team All-TranSouth … Posted 14-1 mark with 14 consecutive victories and team-best 2.13 ERA in 17 appearances with 15 starts ... Compiled 11 complete games and three shutouts with 125 strikeouts in 101.1 innings of work ... Led the nation in strikeouts and tied teammate Shawn Schaefer for first in victories … Also ranked eighth in the country in ERA and 10th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.10) … Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in season opener at North Alabama … Suffered loss in first start, giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits with seven strikeouts in five innings versus the Univ. of St. Francis … Tossed six innings against Viterbo Univ. for first victory, allowing two runs on six hits with six strikeouts … Worked complete game at Oklahoma City Univ., striking out 12 and giving up three runs on seven hits … Tossed complete versus Embry-Riddle, allowing one run on three hits with nine strikeouts … Worked one hitless inning of relief versus Campbellsville Univ. … Allowed five runs, two earned, on seven hits with six strikeouts in five-inning victory at Union Univ. … Tossed one-hit shutout against Bethel Univ. with four strikeouts … Battled through complete game at Trevecca Nazarene, giving up three runs on eight hits with four walks and nine strikeouts … Gave up one run on four hits with four strikeouts against Freed-Hardeman … Struck out nine in five innings, allowing one run at Martin Methodist … Knocked around against Lyon College but still picked up the victory, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in six innings … Allowed three hits and no runs with five strikeouts in four innings at Mid-Continent … Struck out 11 and allowed seven hits in complete-game shutout against Bethel in TranSouth Championships … Sealed trip to Lewiston with complete game three-hitter, walking two and striking out 17 versus Campbellsville Univ. … Tossed eight innings in NAIA World Series opener versus Embry-Riddle, striking out 13 and giving up just one run on four hits … Allowed just four hits in eight-plus innings in championship game against Lee Univ. … Gave up three-run homer in ninth but started game-ending doubleplay to give Bulldogs the national championship, striking out seven while allowing seven hits and three walks in complete-game victory.
BEFORE CUMBERLAND: Played baseball at Panola CC in Carthage, Texas … Led the Ponies with a 9-3 record, 78.2 IP and 103 strikeouts as sophomore … Recorded team low 1.59 ERA with 57 IP and 61 strikeouts as freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played baseball and football at Midway HS in Waco, Texas.
PERSONAL: Aaron Daniel Wilkerson … Son of James Wilkerson … Born May 24, 1989.