Mason Molina - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#21 Mason Molina

LHP | Jr. | 6-2 | 230 | R/L | Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. | Trabuco Hills HS / Texas Tech

MLB Draft
2024 – Milwaukee Brewers, 7th round (No. 215 overall)

Junior (2024)
Made 15 appearances with 13 starts on the mound … Posted a 4-2 record with a 4.47 ERA and 81 strikeouts over 58.1 innings of work … Limited opposing hitters to a .193 batting average … Logged one quality start and three double-digit strikeouts games on the year … In SEC play, went 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 36.0 innings over nine appearances with eight starts … Held conference opponents to a .219 batting average against … In his Razorback debut, struck out nine over 3.2 innings of two-run ball in a start against James Madison (Feb. 18) … Struck out 10 in five no-hit innings vs. Michigan (Feb. 25) in the Kubota College Baseball Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas … Turned in his second consecutive double-digit strikeout performance in his start against Murray State (March 3), punching out 10 over five innings of one-run ball … In his SEC debut against Missouri (March 17), carded his third double-digit strikeout performance over 5.1 scoreless innings to earn his third win of the season … On the road at #23 Auburn (March 23), logged four strikeouts over five innings of one-run ball … Racked up seven strikeouts over five innings of three-run ball against #8 LSU (March 29) … Fanned five over 4.1 innings of three-run ball against Ole Miss (April 5) … Turned in his first quality start of the season on the road at #25 Alabama (April 13), allowing two runs over six innings with six strikeouts … Made his first relief appearance of the year on the road at #5 Texas A&M (May 17), spinning three shutout frames with two strikeouts to help Arkansas clinch an SEC Western Division championship … Second relief outing of the season came against #2 Kentucky (May 23) in the SEC Tournament, throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts … Started on the mound against SEMO (May 31) in the opening game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

Sophomore at Texas Tech (2023)
» All-Big 12 (Second Team)
» ABCA All-Region (Second Team)
» NCAA Gainesville All-Regional Team

Started 16 games on the mound … Finished the season with a 6-2 record and a 3.67 ERA over a team-high 83.1 innings … Racked up a team-leading 108 strikeouts to go with 35 walks on the year … Team leader in wins (6) … Limited opposing hitters to a .208 batting average … In Big 12 play, made eight starts and went 1-2 with a 4.29 ERA in a team-high 42.0 innings … Struck out 53 and limited hitters to a .227 batting average in league action … Logged a quality start vs. Michigan (March 4), allowing three runs on three hits and striking out 11 over six innings … Punched out 12 in a season-long seven two-hit innings against Baylor (April 21) … Racked up a season-high 13 strikeouts against Kansas (May 18), matching his season long in innings pitched (7.0) in the effort … In the NCAA Gainesville Regional, turned in a quality start against UConn (June 2) with six innings of one-hit, two-run ball and 10 strikeouts … Before the season, named to the preseason All-Big 12 Team.

Freshman at Texas Tech (2022)
» Big 12 All-Freshman Team

Appeared in 20 games with nine starts on the mound … Made the fourth-most starts for the Red Raiders … Owned a 1.96 ERA out of the pen in 11 relief appearances over 18.1 innings of work … In total, logged 57.2 innings pitched as a true freshman, third-most on the team … Ranked fourth on the team with 71 strikeouts … Of the four pitchers in 2022 that tossed 55 or more innings, owned the best opposing batting average (.215) … His start in the Big 12 tournament was arguably highlight of the season as he led the team with to a win behind a season-long outing of 6.2 innings and a season-high 10 strikeouts in a 5-3 win vs. Kansas State … Carried a no-hitter through 6.1 innings in the start and struck out six of the first seven batters he faced … Prior to the start in the Big 12 tournament, previous top start came on the road at Iowa (March 20), his fifth career start, when he pitched five complete innings allowing one hit while striking out eight and walking two … Had one save, earned in the NCAA Statesboro Regional … Needed nine pitches for the final three outs for a 3-1 win and eliminate the host Georgia Southern (June 5) … Struck out five consecutive hitters in second career start against Kent State (Feb. 27).

High School
Attended Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, Calif. … Received All-League MVP and first team All-League honors … Received 2021 Silver Academic Achievement honors … Played summer ball for the So-Cal Birds.