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Mike Colla
Mike Colla


Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Clovis West

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220



Selected by the Houston Astros in the 38th round of the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Arizona 2007

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 ... Liberty (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.

Arizona 2006

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.

High School

Graduated from Clovis West High 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 wins.

Summer Leagues

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.