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Cole Cook
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Cole Cook

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Palisades Charter HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220

Position:
RHP

Experience:
1VL

Bats/Throws:
R/R

CAREER HIGHS: Strikeouts: 10, 4/4/09 vs. Gonzaga; Walks: 4 (2x), Last: 4/24/09 at San Francisco; IP (start): 8.0 (2x), Last: 4/18/09 vs. Loyola Marymount; IP (relief): 6.0, 3/14/09 at Wichita State; Winning Streak: 4g, 3/3-3/28/09; Losing Streak: 2g, 3/28-4/10-09; Low-hit CG: 2 (8.0), 3/28/09 at San Diego.

2009 FALL: Started and lost game two (11/14) for Blue at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Gave up two runs on four hits and a walk over 3.1 innings while striking out five ... Allowed the first run to score on a Jordan Luvisi RBI double and another on Chris Amezquita's solo home run ... Left runners stranded at the corners in the third inning after getting Chris Vasquez to ground out to second.

2009 SUMMER: Played for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Finished the summer with a 1-2 record, 4.72 ERA and 25 strikeouts through six starts (eight appearances) ... In recognition of his efforts, was selected as one of two Firebirds to receive the Harry Hossfeld Spirit Award for hard work, sportsmanship, leadership and courage.

2009 SPRING: Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... 2009 All-Ping! Freshman Second Team ... Voted to the All-WCC Freshman Team ... In early May was one of just 50 pitchers nationwide named to the Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List presented by the College Baseball Foundation and Mizuno ... In his first active season as a Wave, led the team in wins (7) and innings pitched (83.0), and led the West Coast Conference through all games with a.195 opponents' batting average ... His opponent's batting average tied him with current major leaguer and former Wave Randy Wolf for the fourth-lowest season total in team history behind Cade Gaspar (.183 - 1994), Jason Dietrich (.186 - 1994) and Steve Montgomery (.193 - 1992) ... Tied senior Nathan Newman for the team lead in strikeouts (79) ... Of his 79Ks, 61 batters went down swinging and 18 were caught looking ... Allowed the fewest number of walks of any Waves' starter with 20 and averaged 2.17 per game ... Held left-handed hitters to a .163 batting average, limited sluggers to a .170 average when there were two outs ... Finished the regular season with a No. 8 national ranking for the fewest hits allowed per nine innings at 6.18 ... Gave up an equal number of ground and fly ball outs (84) for a fly/ground out ratio of 1.00 ... Made 16 appearances, including eight starts, and was the lone Wave this season to earn a save (2/27 at UC Davis) and work a complete game - a losing eight-inning effort at San Diego (3/28) ... Named WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week on 4/20 after combining with senior Nick Gaudi on a three-hit shutout of Loyola Marymount (4/18) ... Struck out seven Lions in the 2-0 victory and also received a mention from prospectsparadise.blogspot.com, which ranked his outing among the ten best in the nation for that week ... Made his collegiate debut at Cal State Northridge (2/21) and struck out six Matadors through three innings of relief ... Picked up first collegiate victory following a 5-4 triumph at UCLA (3/3) ... Entered game in the fifth in relief of Matt Bywater and retired the first eight batters he faced ... Lasted four innings on the mound at Jackie Robinson Stadium, totaling four strikeouts, and was the pitcher of record when Colin Rooney blasted his eventual game-winning home run in the top of the ninth ... His first victory marked the start of a four-game winning streak, in which he won four consecutive relief appearances in as many chances from March 3 through 14 ... Win No. 2 came at home vs. Evansville (3/7), striking out four Purple Aces through three hitless innings ... Gave up one run through 4.1 innings of work with four strikeouts in a 16-6 win over then-No. 25 Cal Poly (3/10) for win No. 3 ... Entered game vs. the Mustangs with two outs in the third and struck out their cleanup batter on three pitches to end the inning ... Retired the next nine Cal Poly batters in order prior to giving up a leadoff double in the eighth ... Pitched a team and season high six innings of relief at Wichita State (3/14) as Pepperdine rallied for five runs in the ninth to win 7-4 ... Twice was nominated for WCC Pitcher of the Week during this stretch, but did not receive the honor; however, he did capture the conference's Player of the Month Award after finishing March with a 4-1 record, 30 strikeouts, .149 opponents' batting average and a 2.59 earned-run average ... Made one more 'relief' appearance (5/4 at UC Santa Barbara, which was the continuation of a rainout from April 7) following game at Wichita State as he was promoted to the weekend starting rotation ... Retired the first batter he faced in all eight of his relief appearances and the team posted a 7-1 record in games in which he appeared as a reliever ... Went 0-2 through his first three weekend starts despite posting solid numbers vs. Chicago State (3/21), San Diego (3/28) and Gonzaga (4/4) ... Struck out six Cougars and did not walk a batter in his first career start ... Went the distance at USD, giving up just two hits through eight innings in a 4-0 loss ... Tossed 119 pitches vs. the Toreros and retired as many as 11 batters in a row ... Punched out a season and career high 10 batters vs. Gonzaga ... Of the five hits he allowed to the Bulldogs, four of them were collected by Ryan Wiegand and Tyson Van Winkle, while the rest of the Gonzaga lineup was 1-for-21 against him ... Won his first game as a starter vs. Saint Mary's (4/10) after pitching seven innings of four-hit ball, while striking out four batters and issuing one walk, which was one of five he gave up at home all season ... Finished the year at home with a 6.40:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (32 K to 5 BB) ... Following his WCC Pitcher of the Week performance vs. LMU, was shelled at San Francisco (4/24) over six innings in his first Friday/Game 1 start ... Gave up 12 earned runs on 14 hits - six for extra bases, two of which left the yard - and four walks, which tied a season high ... His hits and runs allowed totals were among the program's highest over the past decade and the most since Kevin Beavers allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 12 hits at Portland (4/28/02) ... Rebounded from that outing with three scoreless relief innings at UC Santa Barbara (5/4), maintaining Pepperdine's 8-5 lead, which it established close to a month earlier before the game was postponed due to rain ... Allowed just one Gaucho base runner via walk ... Finished the year 5-0 as a reliever ... Could not secure the victory in either of his final two weekend starts at Portland (5/9) and vs. Santa Clara (5/16) ... Left game vs. Pilots in the eighth with a 4-2 lead and runner at second base, but Gaudi blew the save opportunity after giving up a game-winning three-run home run to Chase Powell ... Exited Santa Clara game with score tied at 4-4 ... Struck out five Broncos and did not walk a batter.

2008 FALL: Posted a 0.00 earned-run average and limited opposing hitters to a .167 batting average through six innings of relief work spread over three appearances ... Against Long Beach State in game 1 (11/1) of a two-game exhibition series, pitched a scoreless sixth inning while giving up a hit and walk, and striking out one ... Pitched the fifth and sixth inning of game 2 (11/9) ... Escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth by picking off Dirtbag runner Tre Dennis at first ... Left two more Dirtbag baserunners stranded in the sixth inning after inducing consecutive groundouts ... Pitched the final three innings of Orange's game 2 (11/14) loss at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Allowed an unearned run in the fifth inning ... Retired six batters in order through the sixth and seventh innings.

2008 SPRING: Did not play as a true freshman ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Palisades Charter High School, located in Pacific Palisades, Calif., in 2007 ... A three-year letterman ... Earned All-American and All-City honors in both 2006 and 2007 ... An All-League first team selection as a senior after finishing 10-2 with 113 strikeouts ... Led Palisades to the league championship each of his three seasons ... On the honor roll all four years ... Played for the Angels Elite team in summer 2006 and 2007 and the Brewers Area Code team in 2006 ... Drafted in the 36th round of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft (Seattle Mariners).

PERSONAL: Born in New York, N.Y. ... Son of Peter Cook and Lili Flanders ... Has two siblings, Niles and Edin ... Majoring in creative writing ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the team's prestige, the location and the coaches."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include reading, writing, ping pong, tennis, video games and surfing ... Favorite pro baseball player is Jared Weaver ... Favorite pro baseball team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ... Favorite book is The Things They Carried ... Favorite movie is Braveheart ... Favorite TV show is The Office ... Favorite musical artist is Eminem ... Favorite thing about baseball is "I can compete on the highest plane that my body can achieve."

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