Madison on Wade: "We're very pleased to have a pitcher of Scott's ability and experience back for his senior year. During the fall he pitched every bit as well as he did his freshman and sophomore years - maybe even better. We're very excited about the way he's pitching now and he's providing some valuable leadership to this young staff."
2002: Moved into fourth place on UK's career innings pitched list with 267.2... Needs only 77.0 innings on the mound to break Scott Smith's all-time mark of 344.1 tallied from 1990-93... Awarded the Myrill Lynch Player of the Game by the media in his first win of the season at Birmingham-Southern on Feb. 16... In the 5-4 win over BSC, he tossed six scoreless innings while allowing only three hits and striking out five... Pitched season-high eight innings and fanned a season-high 10 batters while walking none in a 6-3 win over Miami (Ohio) at Applebee?s Park on March 2... Picked up his third win in relief duties, throwing four scoreless innings with five strikeouts in a 4-3 comeback win over Austin Peay (3/13)... Took the mound in relief of Mark Galvin and tossed five complete innings with seven strikeouts and no walks but suffered the loss in the Cats? 11-inning, 3-1 setback to Morehead State (5/7)... Second on the team in starts (11), strikeouts (60) and innings pitched 72.1.
2001: Led the staff with 10 starts and 66.2 innings pitched against SEC competition? Posted a team-low 4.73 ERA against league foes? Tied Rob Corrado in games started with 15? Recorded the lowest ERA among the UK starting rotation, finishing the season with a 3.83 in a team-high 103 innings of work? His 103.0 innings pitched ranks 8th on the UK single-season list? Ranked third on the team with 52 strikeouts behing Cory Hahn?s 60 and Joseph Blanton?s 54? Only starting pitcher to complete the 2001 campaign with an ERA under 4.00? Went the distance a team-leading four times on the mound? Tossed his first complete game of the year, yielding only five hits, two earned runs, and striking out seven en route to a 4-2 victory over Kent State (3/2)? Threw his first collegiate shutout, striking out six while allowing only three hits and no runner to advance past second base in a 6-0 decision over Ole Miss (3/9)? Worked seven innings against Vanderbilt, allowing one earned run and fanning five Commodore hitters to lead UK to a 6-4 SEC win (4/13)? Pitched his fourth complete game of the season as the UK defense turned four double plays to pick up his fourth win in a 3-1 defeat of Winthrop (5/8).
2000: Honorable mention selection to the 2000 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team... His seven wins tied him for most on the UK staff? Started 18 games, tying the school record for most starts in a season... Went 7-7 while posting a 4.00 ERA, lowest on the Cats' staff... Allowed only 15 bases on balls in 92.1 innings pitched... Accounted for two of the Cats' five complete games... Won his collegiate debut going 5.2 innings, striking out four and allowing no earned runs in UK's 13-2 victory over Charleston Southern (2/12)... Went the distance allowing only five hits and two earned runs in the Cats' 5-2 defeat of Eastern Illinois (2/26)... Threw a stellar complete game versus Georgia (4/15), giving up just six hits and one earned run to claim the win... Had a strong outing against eventual national champion LSU, going 6.2 innings, giving up only two runs and striking out four (5/6).
High School: A 19th-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft... Was a four-year letterman for Scott Fitzpatrick at Sullivan South... Was an All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection as a junior and senior... Was Conference Player of the Year as junior... Went 28-10 with a 0.96 ERA in four years, posting a 0.64 ERA with 94 K's as a senior... Was a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is Michael Scott Wade... Born Dec. 31, 1980 in Kingsport... Son of Mary and Jack Wade... Has one sister, Heather, 18, who is a freshman at Tennessee? Lists being drafted by the Atlanta Braves as his highlight in athletics... Chose UK for its excellent physical therapy program... Picked UK over Western Carolina and East Tennessee State... Enjoys photography, fishing and golf.