Defending conference champion UCLA looks to build upon recent success in 2012
Made 11 appearances (one start) for the MLB Academy Barons of the California Collegiate League...went 0-3 with a 4.15 ERA and one save, totaling 15 strikeouts and four walks in 13.0 innings...played in the California Collegiate League All-Star Game in Glendale, Calif.
Two-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Long Beach City College under head coach Casey Crook...was limited to six relief appearances (injury) as a sophomore in 2011 at LBCC...went 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA during his sophomore season, collecting 10 strikeouts and three walks in 8.0 innings...earned first-team All-South Coast Conference honors as a reliever in 2010 at Long Beach City College...led his team in appearances as a freshman (2010), logging a 1.82 ERA and one save in 24.2 innings...totaled 22 strikeouts and four walks as a freshman, limiting the opposition to a .232 batting average in 2010...voted as the South Coast Conference's top relief pitcher in 2010...nominated to the all-state team and was named to the 2010 Mizuno All-Star Team as a freshman...was ranked the No. 7 junior college RHP by Baseball America at the start of the 2011 season.
Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Beverly Hills High School under head coach Vonzie Paysinger...batted .262 with four home runs, three doubles and 21 RBI as a senior (2009)...batted .339 as a junior (2007) with two homers and 13 RBI...batted .305 as a freshman (2006)...also was a two-year varsity football letterwinner at Beverly Hills under head coach Carter Paysinger.
Full name: Michael Asher Kerman...born Jan. 1, 1991 in Los Angeles...Michael is the older of Daniel and Donna kerman's two sons...has one younger brother, Aaron...admires New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Mariano Rivera...both his father and mother attended UCLA...intends to major in history.