Selected by the Houston Astros in the 38th
round of the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Appeared in 16 games, making seven starts ... Went 3-3 with a 5.20
ERA and 44 Ks in 55 1/3 IP ... NCAA
Wichita Regional (June 1-4): Made his seventh start of the season in the
regional championship games against the Shockers and was charged the loss
despite giving up just three runs on five hits over four innings. Tied his
season-high with five strikeouts and walked none ... at No. 6 Arizona State (May 23-25): Tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings
of relief in the series finale ... Washington (May 18-20): Picked up his third win
of the year in his sixth start. Allowed two earned runs on six hits over five
innings ... USC (May 12-14): Allowed
just two earned runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Trojans
(May 4-6): Struck out four over a career-high six innings in a no-decision
start against the Flames ... at UCLA (April
27-29): Tied his season-high with five Ks in a no-decision start. Allowed just
one earned run on nine hits 5 2/3 innings of work ... at Hawaii-Hilo (March 13): Earned his second win of the season with
4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Struck out a season-high five batters ... Eastern Michigan (March 2-4): Allowed
just one run on two hits over 3 1/3 innings of relief ... New Mexico (Feb. 9-11): Struck out four over four innings in a
no-decision start against the Lobos. Allowed just two runs on three hits ... Gonzaga (Feb. 2-4): Picked up his first
career victory with 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Struck out three and
walked one while allowing just two hits.
Appeared in 20 games, making three starts ... Went 0-1 with a
8.32 ERA in 40 innings of work ... Washington
State (May 13-15): Worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings in two appearances ... Southern Utah (April 25-26): Struck out
a season-high six batters against one walk in 4 2/3 innings ... Loyola Marymount (Feb. 3-6): Made first
collegiate start in UA's second game of the year.
Graduated from Clovis
School in Fresno,
Calif., where he earned four
varsity letters in baseball for coach Tim Thiessen ...
Two-time team captain ... Two-time all-state selection his junior and senior
years ... 2004 Fresno Bee Player of the
Year ... 2004 Clovis Independent Player
of the Year ... Fresno MVP of the City in 2004 ... Fresno Pitcher of the Year his
senior season in 2005 ... Fresno Grizzles 2004 Player of the Year ... All-Tri-City Athletic
Conference in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... Two-time All-Valley selection in 2004-05 ...
Clovis West High School Pitcher of the Year all four seasons ... 2005 Clovis West
MVP and Pitcher of the Year ... Went 12-2 with a 1.14 ERA and 115 strikeouts in
86 innings pitched his senior year ... Clovis West lost in the Central Coast
title game his senior season to Buchanan High School ... Went 9-2 and helped lead
Clovis West to its first-ever Central Coast championship his junior year ... Tossed
the first no-hitter in the Central Coast championship game to help win the
title in 2004 ... Is fifth all-time in the Central Coast Section with 34 career
Participated at the 2004 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.
Full name: Michael Jeffrey Colla ... Born: 12/23/86 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Son of Jeff and Becci Colla ... Has one sister, Cristina ... Became the uncle
of Benson Michael Elbert on Nov. 8, 2007 ... Is majoring in regional development.