Overview—One of the leading candidates for a starting job in 2002 … Large physical stature can make him team’s most intimidating pitcher … “Wade has life on his fastball and can be our most dominant guy, but he needs to become more consistent,” noted pitching coach Gary Adcock.
2001 — Earned two victories in 18 appearances … Pitched five innings of effective long relief, allowing just three earned to LMU (February 6), and one unearned run to Washington State (Apr. 1 - second game) to pick up victories… Compiled a 5.25 ERA in 18 appearances, including two starts … Worked three or more innings six times, allowing no more than one run in five of those games … Struck out three and did not allow a hit in 3.0 innings of work at Kansas State on April 21 … Allowed just one hit and struck out a career-high four in 3.1 innings vs. CSUN on March 26.
2000 (Summer) — Pitched for the Salinas Packers of the California Coastal Collegiate League … Appeared in 10 games, pitching 15.1 innings … Picked up one win and struck out 18 batters … In one appearance against the Novato Knicks he struck out eight players in three innings … Team finished second in the league.
2000 — Used as a relief pitcher, saw time in five games …His longest apperance was on April 24 vs. San Diego when he allowed only one earned run in 2.2 innings of relief … Pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout at UC Santa Barbara on April 11. 1999 (Summer) — Pitched for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate Coastal League…Helped team to first place league finish…Started against Fresno, going five innings while allowing three hits and striking out eight en route to the victory…Also finished the summer with two saves.
1999 — Redshirted.
1998 (Summer) – Participated in the NBC World Series with the Santa Barbara Foresters under coach Bill Pintard ... Teamed up with former Bruins Jon Brandt, Bill Scott and Charles Merricks to help lead the Foresters to the league title.
Santa Ynez Union Valley HS (Los Olivos, CA) – Lettered in baseball for three years under coach Dave Kuehn and in football for one year ... Received the Central Coast MVP award his senior season ... Served as team captain his senior campaign ... Earned first-team All Central Coast League honors his junior season … Named as an All-Area selection by the Santa Maria Times … Named as Most Inspirational Player his junior campaign ... Pitched a no -hitter in 1997 ... A three-time Student-Athlete award recipient.
Personal — Chosen in the 47th round by the Minnesota Twins in the 1998 draft ... Also recruited by Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara, Wake Forest, Loyola Marymount and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... Caddied for Michael Jordan at a celebrity golf tournament while in high school ... Favorite aspect of baseball other than the game itself is the team camaraderie that builds over the course of the season ... His parents are Greg and Ann Clark ... Has an older sister, Brenda ... Full name is Wade Ryan Clark ... Born on July 1, 1980, in Santa Maria, California ... Economics major.