#31 Caleb Bolden

RHP | So. | 6-2 | R/R | 170 | Texarkana, Texas / Pleasant Grove HS

As a Freshman (2018)
Made 10 appearances with four starts … Compiled a 4.40 ERA with a 3-0 record … One of five freshmen to make at least one start during the season … Made his first collegiate appearance against Bucknell (Feb. 18), throwing three scoreless innings and two hits allowed … In his first career start (vs. Dayton), he threw six scoreless innings, scattering seven hits while striking out a season-high six and picked up his first win … Also earned the victory after three innings of scoreless relief against Texas (March 14) with one hit allowed and three strikeouts … All three of his starts (vs. Dayton – Feb. 28; vs. ULM – April 4; vs. Grambling State – April 10; vs. Missouri State – April 17) … Matched his season-high strikeout total with six against Grambling State over five innings … Went a season-long seven innings against ULM without giving up a run and striking out five on 94 pitches.

In the Draft
2017 – Tampa Bay Rays, 16th round (469 overall)

Pleasant Grove High School
Lost only two games in three seasons at Pleasant Grove High School … Recorded a 0.91 ERA as a senior, one year after recording a 0.43 ERA as a junior … The No. 53 right-handed pitcher in Texas, No. 174 overall according to Perfect Game … Led Pleasant Grove to the Texas Class 4A state semifinals in 2016 and 2017 … Earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior with a combined record of 26-2 … During his senior year, he went 14-2 with a 1.17 ERA, 150 strikeouts, and 20 walks in 95.1 innings … Held opponents to a .152 batting average in 2017 … Unanimous selection as District 14-4A Player of the Year … Played for Riley Fincher at Pleasant Grove High School.

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