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Josh Walker

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rio Rancho, N.M.

High School:
Rio Rancho HS

Last College:
Howard JC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
12/18/1991

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R

04/22/2013

Lobos Back in the Rankings

UNM is ranked No. 24 by Baseball America thanks to a seven-game win streak and six straight MW series wins

04/21/2013

Eight-Run Ninth Propels UNM to Seventh Straight Win

The 15-11 win gave the Lobos their second straight sweep in the Mountain West as they maintained their three-game lead in the conference

04/19/2013

Melendez's Home Run in Eighth Paces Lobos to 5-2 Win

UNM's victory over Nevada keeps the Lobos in sole possession of first in the Mountain West

04/14/2013

Wild Ending Sees Lobos Walk Off With 4-3 Victory

Back-to-back wild pitches allow Jared Holley to score the winning run as UNM sweeps Fresno St.

04/13/2013

UNM Scores 12 in the Eighth to Blow Past Bulldogs 14-3

The first 12 Lobo batters reached base and scored in the inning as UNM clinched its fifth straight MW series victory

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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