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Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
High School: Green Hope


2013 (Sophomore): Made a team-high 14 appearances (all starts) on the bump as UNCG’s Friday starter … compiled a 4-4 record and 4.75 earned run average over 77.2 innings while fanning a squad-best 81 batters … opponents hit just .248 against him … tallied at least three strikeouts in every game he pitched … tossed the first complete-game shutout of his career at College of Charleston (April 5), allowing just five hits and striking out seven in a 12-0 Spartan victory … averaged at least five innings pitched in all of his starts … held opposing batters to a .185 average with runners on base … picked up his first win of the campaign against Marist (March 9), giving up just one earned run on three hits in 5.1 innings while adding six strikeouts … produced a quality start at Furman and was credited with the win after hurling six innings and allowing just three earned runs with five strikeouts … threw at least 100 pitches in nine of his appearances … fanned a career-high nine against No. 22 Georgia Southern (March 28) at the UNCG Baseball Stadium.

2012 (Freshman): Earned a spot in the Spartans’ weekend rotation, making 15 appearances and starting 14 games … threw 57.2 innings and racked up 47 strikeouts … pitched six complete innings in games against Penn State (2/26) and Western Carolina (3/25), earning wins in both contests … allowed just two hits and fanned five against the Nittany Lions … hurled a season-best 100 pitches against Presbyterian (4/6) over 5.1 innings and tallied six strikeouts … posted multiple strikeouts in 12 of his 16 appearances … was impressive in his UNCG debut, throwing four innings (52 pitches), scattering three hits and striking out four batters against Delaware State (2/18) … recorded one inning in relief at NC State (5/27) and tallied a strikeout.

High School: Earned four varsity letters at Green Hope High School in Cary, N.C. for coach Mike Miragliuolo … drafted in the 42nd round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers … earned all-conference honors as a senior … set a new school record by striking out 18 batters in just eight innings against Middle Creek … broke the school record for lowest ERA in a season with a 0.74 mark as a senior … finished his career No. 2 in school history for career ERA at 1.91 … high school teammate of current Spartan pitcher Adam Boghosian … also played four years of basketball and earned three varsity letters as a center … named all-conference in basketball.

Personal: Max Walter Povse … born Aug. 23, 1993 In Raleigh, N.C. … son of Max  and Elizabeth Povse … has two older sisters, Megan and Rachel … majoring in communication studies at UNCG.

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