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Honors

2017
SoCon Honor Roll

2016
SoCon Honor Roll 

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in five games, earning a 3.00 Earned Run Average… Struck out six hitters in 6.0 innings… Allowed five hits and two earned runs while limiting opponents to a .217 average against… First appearance against UNC Asheville (Mar. 28) where he tossed 1.0 innings, striking out two of three batters faced… Season long 2.0 innings pitched against NC State (Apr. 11) without allowing a run or a hit and struck out a batter… Worked a perfect frame against Elon (May 2) with a strikeout.

2016 (Sophomore): Received a redshirt after not competing due to an injury.

2015 (Freshman): Appeared in 13 games and made 10 starts on the mound … Worked his way into the weekend rotation as the Spartans' Sunday man and toed the rubber for the first four Southern Conference contests … Struck out 22 batters in 32 innings pitched … Picked up his first collegiate victory at North Carolina (April 28) tossing 5.1 strong innings and allowing just one earned run on five hits with two strikeouts as UNCG beat the nationally-ranked Tar Heels at Boshamer Stadium … Made his collegiate debut against St. John's (Feb. 22) and threw three innings with two strikeouts … Went a career-best 5.2 innings in the series finale at ETSU (March 29) … Threw three scoreless innings and struck out four against Columbia (March 15) in Wilmington … Fanned a career-high five batters in four innings against Princeton (March 8) … Recorded multiple strikeouts in six appearances. 

High School: Listed as the 36th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina as well as 500th nationally by Perfect Game … Played three seasons of varsity baseball for West Forsyth … Helped lead the Titans to the 2014 North Carolina 4A state title and a No. 38 national ranking … Threw a complete game with six strikeouts in a victory in the opener of the state championship series against Richmond County … Was named the Central Piedmont Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second-straight season in 2014 … Earned all-conference honors and was tabbed to the Atlantic Region Second Team by Perfect Game … Racked up a 6-1 record as a junior with his only loss to eventual state champion South Mecklenburg … In 64 innings pitched, he compiled a 0.76 earned run average and WHIP as well as striking out 66 batters against just 15 walks … Tabbed to the Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America list … Named the 2013 Central Piedmont Conference Pitcher of the Year while also earning recognition on the all-conference and all-county teams … Led the Titans to last season's CPC regular season title, a berth in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs and a 24-7 overall record …  Competed as a pitcher and outfielder under head coach Justin Smith for The Hitting Zone team based out of Winston-Salem.

Personal: Michael Ryan Bates … Born June 30, 1995 … Majoring in business administration … Son of Warren and Jeri Bates.

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