UCLA Baseball BIO
Adam Plutko
Player Profile:
Adam Plutko 1264508
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 192
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glendora, Calif.
High School: Glendora HS
Finished his three-year career with the second-most wins in school history (29)...also made the second-most starts (52) and logged the second-most innings pitched (351.1) in UCLA history...his career ERA of 2.25 and 272 career strikeouts both rank seventh on UCLA's all-time lists...finished his career with the most postseason wins (7), games started (8), innings pitched (57.2) and lowest ERA (0.94) in school history...is one of just four players in UCLA history to earn All-Pac-12 honors three years in a row...combined with teammate Nick Vander Tuig to compile the most pitching wins by two teammates in program history (56)...selected in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.

Went 10-3 in 19 starts as UCLA's Friday starter...compiled 81 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched...allowed an opposing batting average of .208 against him, the fifth-lowest mark in the Pac-12...honorable mention All-America selection by CollegeBaseballInsider.com/Louisville Slugger...pitched one complete game...ranked in the top-10 in the Pac-12 in numerous categories, including eighth in ERA (2.25), fourth in innings pitched (124), seventh in strikeouts (81) and sixth in wins (10)...named to the All-Pac-12 team for the third consecutive year...went 11-1 in his final 12 starts, posting a 1.58 ERA...pitched at least six innings in 17 of his 19 starts...posted a record of 4-3 with a 2.94 ERA in 10 Pac-12 starts, fanning 46 and allowing a .202 opposing batting average...pitched seven scoreless innings in back-to-back starts against Loyola Marymount on April 12 and Oregon on April 19, earning wins in both games and striking out a combined 16 hitters...allowed two runs or fewer in each of this final 12 starts...in four postseason starts, went 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA and a .206 opposing batting average...walked only five batters in the entire postseason...gave up two runs in seven innings against San Diego State in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional opener, earning the win in UCLA's 5-3 victory over the Aztecs...named to the NCAA Los Angeles Regional All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year...allowed one run on six hits in seven innings of work in the Fullerton Super Regional, helping UCLA to a 5-3 win over Cal State Fullerton on June 7...went 2-0 in two starts at the College World Series, posting a 1.38 ERA...earned the win over LSU on June 16, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on just four hits...picked up the win in game one of the CWS Finals vs. Mississippi State on June 24, throwing six innings and giving up one run while striking out two...named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player.

2012 (summer)
Logged a 2.63 ERA with 12 strikeouts and a 1.02 WHIP for the USA Collegiate National Team...helped lead the U.S. Collegiate National Team to a third place finish at the Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week in Haarlem, The Netherlands...pitched 5.2 innings in a game against Cuba in Havana on July 7...named the No. 15 overall prospect from the U.S. Collegiate National Team by Baseball America.

Went 12-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 18 starts as UCLA's Friday night starting pitcher...totaled 99 strikeouts and 47 walks in a team-high 119.2 innings...threw two complete games...captured third-team All-America honors from Baseball America and second-team All-America acclaim from Perfect Game USA...named to the All-Pac-12 Conference team for the second straight season...secured second-team ABCA All-West Region honors...ranked among the top-10 in multiple Pac-12 pitching categories, including fourth in strikeouts (99), eighth in ERA (2.48), fifth in innings pitched (119.2), third in opposing batting average (.215)...tied for second in victories (12) and tied for third in games started (18)...went 7-0 with a 0.89 ERA and a .180 opposing batting average in his final seven starts (May 5 through June 15)...in three postseason starts, went 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA, registering 21 strikeouts and seven walks in 23.0 innings...threw a complete-game two-hit shutout against Creighton in UCLA's opening contest at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional (June 1), totaling seven strikeouts and three walks...also fired a complete-game shutout at No. 9-ranked Georgia (March 9), recording a season-high 11 strikeouts and no walks while scattering five hits in the Bruins' 2-0 victory...allowed one run and five hits in seven strong innings to notch the victory in UCLA's 9-1 win over Stony Brook (June 15) in the opening game of the College World Series...allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to notch the victory in Game 1 of the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional versus TCU (June 8), striking out seven batters and issuing two walks...scattered five hits in seven scoreless innings at Safeco Field against Washington (May 11), earning the win in UCLA's 2-0 victory...allowed one run and two hits in 8.1 innings in the opening game of a doubleheader against Purdue (May 5), earning the victory as UCLA defeated the Boilermakers, 5-1...allowed two hits in 7.2 scoreless innings in the Bruins' series opener at Oregon State to pick up the victory (April 20)...recorded 10 strikeouts and one walk in UCLA's season opener versus Maryland (Feb. 17, no-decision), scattering five hits in seven scoreless innings.

Went 7-4 with a 2.01 ERA in 16 appearances (15 starts) in a terrific freshman campaign...secured Freshman All-America acclaim from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association...earned All-Pac-10 team honors...posted a 2.01 ERA, the second-lowest mark in the Pac-10 Conference...registered 92 strikeouts and 24 walks in 107.2 innings, limiting the opposition to a .193 batting average...ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in opposing batting average (.193), eighth in strikeouts (92) and tied for 10th in victories (seven)...in nine Pac-10 starts, went 3-2 with a 2.51 ERA, 44 strikeouts, 13 walks and a .210 opposing batting average in 61.0 innings...allowed two runs or fewer in 13 of 15 starts...pitched at least 6.0 innings or more in 14 of 16 appearances...earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing a two-hit complete game shutout at Oregon (May 8), striking out seven batters and walking one...in an elimination game, earned the victory against San Francisco (June 5) by limiting the Dons to one hit in 7.2 scoreless innings, logging six strikeouts and two walks...in a crucial Pac-10 series finale, limited California (May 22) to two runs and three hits, striking out three batters and walking one through eight innings...logged a season-high 12 strikeouts and walked one, allowing two runs and four hits in eight innings to secure the win against Cal State Bakersfield (May 15)...allowed one run (unearned) and four hits in 6.1 innings at Stanford (April 23, no-decision)...allowed one run and two hits in eight-plus innings at Washington State (April 10, no-decision)...allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings against Washington (April 3, no-decision)...scattered six hits in six scoreless innings at Nebraska (March 6, no-decision)...earned victory against San Jose State in the second game of a doubleheader (Feb. 27), allowing one run and four hits in seven innings...notched the win in his first collegiate start, scattering two hits in six scoreless frames against San Francisco (Feb. 20)...surrendered one run through his first 19.0 innings as a freshman.

High School
Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Glendora High School under head coach Dan Henley...also was a one-year varsity football letterwinner at Glendora under head coach Mark Pasquerella (served as team's kicker in fall 2006)...selected in the sixth round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros...went 10-1 with a 1.36 ERA, 97 strikeouts and 18 walks in 67.0 innings as a senior (2010)...went 7-3 with a 2.60 ERA, 62 strikeouts and a .216 opponent batting average in 64.0 innings as a junior (2009)...went 2-5 with a 4.24 ERA, 35 strikeouts and one save in 39.2 innings as a sophomore (2008)...went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 27.1 innings as a freshman (2007)...earned CIF Southern Section Division II Player of the Year honors as a senior...helped lead Glendora High School to the 2010 CIF Southern Section Division II championship...selected as a 2010 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America selection...played in USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars in 2008 and 2009...competed in the Area Code Games in 2008 and 2009...played for the Brewers Elite Team in 2008 and 2009 and for the Red Sox Scout Team from 2006-09...was a three-time Sierra League All-Academic Team selection (2007-09), posting a 3.7 GPA...listed among the top 75 draft prospects for 2010 by Perfect Game...selected to the ESPN Rise All-Area Code Team in 2009...was named a top California underclassman by ESPN Rise in 2009.

Full name: Adam Gregory Plutko...born October 3, 1991 in Pomona, Calif...Adam is the younger of Gregory and Philomena Plutko's two children...has one older sister, Sara, who was a three-year women's soccer letterwinner at Oregon...History major.

Career Highs
Innings Pitched - 9.0 (three times), last vs. Creighton (6/1/12)
Strikeouts - 12 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/15/11)


2011 Fr. 2.01 7-4 16 15 1 0 107.2 73 28 24 24 92 14 1 3 425 .193 2 5 3 15 0
2012 So. 2.48 12-3 18 18 2 0 119.2 91 35 33 47 99 13 2 7 490 .215 2 6 2 12 0
2013 Jr. 2.25 10-3 19 19 1 0 124.0 92 35 31 30 81 20 4 6 496 .207 2 9 3 10 3
TOTALS   2.25 29-10 53 52 4 0 351.1 256 98 88 101 272 47 7 16 1411 .206 6 20 8 37 3



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