Bruins advance to third NCAA Super Regional in four years
Plutko becomes winningest postseason pitcher in UCLA history.
The junior pitchers answer more twitter questions in this week's episode
Bruins will take on Aztecs at 6 p.m. on Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Berg named Pitcher of the Year while Valaika earns Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Has gone 19-7 with a 2.26 ERA in two seasons as a weekend starting pitcher for UCLA...will enter his junior season (2013) with 191 career strikeouts and 71 walks through 227.1 innings, having limited the opposition to a .205 batting average...served as UCLA's Friday starter in 2012 and as the Bruins' Sunday starter in 2011...has gone 4-0 with a 0.88 ERA in four career postseason starts, logging 27 strikeouts and nine walks in 30.2 innings (.146 opposing batting average)...with four postseason victories, has tied Trevor Bauer for the program record for career playoff wins...postseason 0.88 ERA is the lowest mark in school history, among pitchers with at least 12.0 playoff innings.
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.
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.
Innings Pitched - 9.0 (three times), last vs. Creighton (6/1/12)
Strikeouts - 12 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (5/15/11)
ADAM PLUTKO'S CAREER STATISTICS