Michael Roth Drafted By Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim
June 5, 2012
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina senior left-hander Michael Roth has been selected in the ninth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Roth was the No. 297 overall pick in the draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Roth is the fourth current Gamecock player to be selected in this year's draft. The Baltimore Orioles earlier selected Christian Walker and Matt Price with the Arizona Diamondbacks also taking Evan Marzilli.
A two-time captain and the 2012 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Roth is 6-1 with a 2.68 ERA in 16 starts with 107.1 innings pitched. He has 76 strikeouts to 35 walks and opponents are batting just .215 against him. In SEC games, Roth went 3-1 with a 3.43 ERA. He hurled 65.2 innings in 10 league starts. Roth earned Consensus All-America honors in 2011 and was CollegeBaseballInsider.com's National Player of the Year. He started both the championship-clinching games of the 2010 and 2011 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Roth has a career record of 23-6 at South Carolina. He has 90 career appearances as a Gamecock, second only to current teammate Matt Price. He also has hurled 324.2 innings in his career, just four innings shy of the Top 10 career list.
Michael Roth'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2011 - Captain ... National Player of the Year by CollegeBaseballInsider.com ... Consensus All-America honors from ABCA, Baseball America, CollegeBaseballInsider.com, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Perfect Game USA ... Earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors ... Semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award presented by USA Baseball ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors ... Quarterfinalist for National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame ... Named to Academic All-District Team ... 2011 MLB Draft Selection (31st round/Cleveland Indians) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team ... Earned NCAA Elite 88 Award with highest grade point average of all student-athletes from eight schools at College World Series ... Impressive season with a 14-3 record and a 1.06 ERA in 21 games with 112 strikeouts in 145 innings pitched ... Won 14th game of the season with 7.2 innings and just two runs allowed in five hits as Gamecocks clinched second straight national championship in 5-2 win over Florida at College World Series ... Quality start and no-decision in 3-2 win over Virginia at College World Series (6/24); allowed just on run on four hits with three strikeouts in seven innings ... Quality start in 5-4 win over Texas A&M at College World Series (6/19); did not allow an earned run in 7.1 innings and struck out eight batters ... Allowed one unearned run on six hits in 8.1 innings to pick up 13th win of the season in the 5-1 win over Connecticut in the NCAA Super Regional (6/11) ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Allowed one unearned run in seven innings of work and picked up 12th win of the year in 2-1 win over Georgia Southern in NCAA Regional (6/3) ... Named to SEC All-Tournament Team after pitching first complete game of the season and second of his career in 7-3 win over Auburn; allowed three runs, all unearned, on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks ... Posted 10th win of the season in 6-1 win at Ole Miss (5/6); allowed one run on six hits with six strikeouts and a walk ... No-decision in 2-1 win vs. Auburn (4/29); allowed one run on seven hits in eight innings with six strikeouts and one walk ... Two-run pinch-hit single in 9-6 win vs. Liberty (4/26) ... Earned ninth win of the year with 6.1 innings allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 8-2 win at Mississippi State (4/22) ... SEC Pitcher of the Week as he improved to 8-1 with win vs. Vanderbilt in 3-1 victory (4/15); allowed one run on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks ... Won seventh game of the year in 4-0 win at Tennessee (4/7); 7.2 scoreless innings with just six hits allowed and four strikeouts ... Improved to 6-1 on the year with eight innings of work against Kentucky; allowed just one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk (4/1) ... Strong start to earn win in 9-2 victory at Florida (3/25); worked season-high 8.1 innings and allowed two runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and two walks (3/25) ... 1-for-2 with a double, run scored and a RBI in 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) ... Quality start despite a loss in 4-2 defeat to Georgia (3/18); allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in 6.1 innings of work ... Earned fourth win of the season in eight innings allowing just one run, unearned, on five hits and with nine strikeouts as Carolina defeated CSU Bakersfield 5-1 (3/11) ... Pinch hit RBI groundout in 10-5 loss at Clemson (3/6) ... Earned third win of the year in 6-3 victory vs. Clemson (3/4); allowed three runs, all unearned, on seven hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and three walks ... Improved to 2-0 with win vs. Southern Illinois in 10-6 victory (2/25); worked 6.2 innings and struck out nine batters, allowed just two runs on four hits ... Starting designated hitter in 6-0 win vs. Santa Clara; recorded first hit of the season (2/20) ... Opening Day starter on the mound, struck out six batters in 5.2 innings of work and earned victory in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2010 - Quality start in 2-1 victory over UCLA in national championship series victory (6/29); allowed one run on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks ... In first start of the season, pitched a complete game and limited Clemson to just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 5-1 victory at College World Series (6/25) ... Picked up first win of the season and retired all 10 batters he faced with 3.1 perfect innings and five strikeouts in 9-5 win over Bucknell in NCAA Regional (6/4) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 3-1 loss to Auburn at SEC Tournament (5/27) ... 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 3-0 loss to Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (5/26) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 5-2 loss to Florida (5/21) ... One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 3-2 loss to Florida (5/21) ... Struck out lone batter he faced in 5-3 win at Arkansas (5/16) ... Struck out lone batter he faced in 3-2 win at Arkansas (5/14) ... One scoreless inning of relief in 13-9 win at Kentucky (5/7) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 9-7 win over Alabama (4/30) ... Struck out the lone batter he faced in 4-2 win over USC Upstate (4/20) ... 0.2 scoreless inning of relief in 2-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/11) ... 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 3-2 win at Vanderbilt (4/9) ... Picked up save with a perfect 1.2 innings of relief in 6-3 win over College of Charleston (4/7) ... Made first start at designated hitter and hit a solo home run in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 2-0 win at Auburn (3/27) ... 0.1 scoreless inning of relief in 8-5 win at Georgia Southern (3/23) ... 0.1 inning of relief with a strikeout in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) ... 0.2 perfect innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 4-2 win over Tennessee (3/19) ... Pitched one scoreless inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts in 8-3 win over Davidson (3/17) ... Tallied save recording final out in 10-7 win over Brown (3/13) ... Earned first career save recording final out in 7-5 win vs. Clemson (3/6) ... Pitched 1.2 innings of relief allowing one run on hit in 4-3 loss at East Carolina (2/27) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 6-2 win at East Carolina (2/26) ... 0.1 perfect inning of relief in 5-3 win over Duquesne (2/21), also scored a run in one plate appearance. ... 0.1 perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 13-3 win over Duquesne (2/20) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009 - Pitched two innings of relief at SEC Tournament vs. Vanderbilt; allowed one run, unearned, on two hits with a strikeout and a walk ... Four scoreless innings of relief with just two hits allowed in 9-5 loss to Florida (4/26) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout in 12-2 loss to Clemson (4/22) ... 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in 14-6 win at USC Upstate (4/21) ... 1.1 scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts in 6-4 loss to Auburn (4/18) ... Second career start vs. College of Charleston (4/14), allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work ... 3.0 innings of relief, allowed just one run, unearned, on one hit with three strikeouts and four walks in 7-6 win over Clemson (4/7) ... 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in 6-4 loss to Arkansas (4/3) ... One scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) ... First career start vs. Georgia Southern, allowed one run on three hits in two innings with three strikeouts (3/25) ... One perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts in 11-3 loss to LSU (3/22) ... Three no-hit innings of relief to pick up first win in 6-5 victory over Presbyterian (3/9) ... Pinch-hit RBI double in 15-8 win over Long Beach State (3/6) ... First career appearance on the mound vs. Charleston Southern (3/4), pitched one inning and allowed one run on two hits ... Pinch-hit single and a RBI in first career at-bat in 13-0 win over Duquesne (2/21) ... Named to SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.