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#37 Josh Walker
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rio Rancho, N.M.
High School: Rio Rancho HS
Other College: Howard JC
Experience: 1 Letter
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SENIOR (2014): Drafted in the 22nd round by the Baltimore Orioles in the MLB Draft … earned second team All-Mountain West honors after going 7-5 with a 3.87 ERA in 15 starts as he finished his career second all-time in wins for both UNM and the Mountain West with 26 … struck out 36 and walked just 13 in a team-high 107.0 innings … hurled a pair of complete games, including a shutout of Missouri State on Feb. 23, which earned him Mountain West Pitcher of the Week honors … allowed one run on four hits in his other complete game vs. Fresno State on April 13, which also earned him Mountain West Pitcher of the Week honors … tossed a career-high 9.1 innings against UNLV on March 9 … was the staff workhorse, pitching at least six innings in 13 of his 15 starts … did not walk a batter in his first 39.2 innings of the season … pitched 16.2 scoreless innings over two starts on Feb. 23 and March 2, the longest such streak by one pitcher for UNM since 2007 … finished his career eighth all-time in innings pitched for UNM, and tied for eighth in both appearances (62) and saves (8).

JUNIOR (2013): Began the season as UNM's closer but moved into the starting rotation near the end of the regular season ... finished with an 11-1 record, seven saves and a 3.66 ERA in 29 appearances totaling 78.2 innings ... became only the fifth Lobo pitcher to record double-digit wins in a season ... his 11 wins are the second most a Lobo has ever had in a single season, his 29 appearances tied for fourth most, and his seven saves tied for third most ... in his first start of the season May 10 at Fresno St., threw a three-hit shutout and was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week for his performance ... earned a rare five-inning save in the second game of a doubleheader against UC Riverside on March 9 when he did not allow a run and struck out a season-high nine ... earned wins in eight straight appearances from April 21 to May 23 ... allowed just one earned run in 7.1 innings vs. Arizona St. in the NCAA Fullerton regional ... lefties hit just .204 against him ... allowed one earned run or fewer in 20 of his 29 appearances.

SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in 18 games and made 11 starts on the mound for UNM ... posted a 4.19 ERA and an 8-3 record ... threw 81.2 innings, struck out 66 and walked only 14 batters all season ... named to the All-Mountain West second team ... began the year in the bullpen and recorded his first career save Mar. 11 against Gonzaga by pitching two scoreless innings ... made first start Mar. 6 at New Mexico State ... earned his first career win by pitching four innings of relief against San Diego St. on Mar. 16 ... joined the rotation for good on Mar. 30 against Fresno St. and threw a complete game ... struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings at Air Force on Apr. 6 ... earned the win in the MW Tournament championship game by allowing only one earned run in seven innings against San Diego St.

PERSONAL: Born December 18, 1991 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... mother is Grace Marie Aragon, and has an older brother, Gabe, and a younger brother, Jeremy ... attended Rio Rancho High School where he played basketball and baseball and ran cross country ... was a two-time state champion in baseball ('07 and '09) ... enjoys spending time with his family, especially on camping trips, and golfing ... favorite athletes are Michael Jordan, Sammy Sosa, and Luis Tiant ... majoring in electrical engineering.

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