Tracey returns as Texas Tech's No. 2 starter after finishing a 9-1, 3.52 ERA season in 1999. Two of his best outings came at San Diego State and against Texas A&M. Against SDSU, Tracey held the Aztecs to four hits and two runs in a complete game victory and limited A&M to one run and eight hits in a complete game effort. Look for Tracey to make even more of an impact in 2000.
1999 Honors: Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (for week of March 8) ? Big 12 Commissioner's Honor List.
1999 National/Conference Rankings: 8th in Big 12 in ERA (3.52) ? 11th in Big 12 in opposing batting average (.254) ? 11th in Big 12 in games started (16) ? 2nd in Big 12 games only in wins (6) ? 11th in Big 12 games only in ERA (3.58) ? 15thin Big 12 games only in innings pitched (55.1).
1999: Became Texas Tech No. 2 and Saturday starter ? earned win, went 7.0 innings, struck out five and allowed three runs on seven hits vs. Iowa State ? earned victory and went 7.1 IP with three strikeouts vs. Texas ? ? .shut out Kansas with 9.0 complete game, six strikeouts in victory ? went 9.0 complete game, struck out six batters, allowed eight hits and one run in victory vs. Texas A&M ? lowered ERA to season-low 1.68 following 5.0 inning, four strikeout outing vs. UT-Pan American ? earned victory in 9.0 complete game, allowed four hits and two runs and struck out career-high nine batters at San Diego State.
1997-98 at Santa Rosa J.C.: Played two years at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, Calif. for coaches Ron Meyers and Damon Neidlinger ... earned First Team All Conference status ... finished 8-2 with a 1.85 ERA in 97.1 innings ... walked only 27 batters and struck out 74 in 1998 ... allowed 86 hits and 35 runs (20 earned) for Santa Rosa ... led team to 33-7 record, Santa Rosa's best season ever in 1998 ... came within one game of advancing to the Final Four ... Dean's List student ... recipient of the Doyle Scholarship.
High School: A 1996 graduate of Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Ore. where he played baseball for coaches Mike Bubalo and Dave Gasser ... named Third Team All State and first team all-conference as a senior ... won Metro vs. State All Star series ... member of the National Honor Society ... honor roll student.
Personal: Born Kevin Tracy on April 21, 1978 in Portland, Ore. ... son of Tom and Patty Tracey ... has brother, Tommy (23) ... father, Tom, played baseball at Oregon State ... mother attended Portland State ... relative Eddie Adams was a AAA catcher for the Portland Beavers ... hobbies include golf, sleeping and eating ... career goals include becoming a meteorologist or playing baseball ... majors in Public Relations and minors in Computer Science.
Tracey's Career Highs - Innings Pitched: 9.0, three times; Hits: 9, at Southern California, 2/13/99; Earned Runs: 5, twice (last at Kansas State, 4/24/99); Walks: 7, vs. Kansas 2/27/99; Strikeouts: 9, at San Diego State, 2/18/99