Posted: Aug 20, 2012 2:32 PM by Q2 Sports
BILLINGS - Montana State Billings head baseball coach Rob Bishop Monday announced the signing of Division I pitching transfer Kole Mickolio. Mickolio will have one yaer of eligibility left after spending the last three seasons at Utah Valley University.
"Kole will be a great addition to our pitching staff," said coach Rob Bishop. "He was an all-star this summer in the New York Collegiate League and also brings three years of Division I baseball experience. We are looking forward to seeing great things from Kole this year."
Mickolio is a big arm right-handed hurler who has been battled tested in the Great West Conference. He has a 5.2 career earned run average in 71 innings pitched. In 2011 coming primarily out of the bullpen, he made eight appearances pitching nine innings, finishing with a 3.00 earned run average en route to a 1-0 record.
Prior to redshirting in 2010, Mickolio recorded strong sophomore and freshman campaigns. As a sophomore he made 15 appearances and seven starts. The high point of this season was pitching four scoreless innings with three strikeouts at the University of Hawaii on May 15, 2009. During his freshman season he recorded the second lowest earned run average on the team. In total Mickolio made 12 appearances out of the bullpen recording a 4.20 earned run average, striking out 10 batters in 15.0 innings of work.
Before attending Utah Valley University, Mickolio was a three sport letter winner at Belgrade High School. He lettered in baseball for three years, basketball for four and football for one. During his tenure at Belgrade he had a career earned run average of 3.2 and during his senior season he had a .427 batting average. Mickolio's play on the field earned him all-conference honors in 2006 and 2007. He also was an all-conference basketball player in 2007.