Three Bears go deep, Cheray tosses 6.1 scoreless innings in first MSU shutout of 2016
Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award
Returning Bears competing in leagues from California to North Carolina
Senior infielder earns third-straight selection to the Valley's all-academic squad, while Perez and Cheray also recognized for work in the classroom
MSU will enter postseason on 16-game win streak after rallying to take MVC crown
Andy Cheray Reflects on Sunday Pitching Performance, Wichita State Series
Andy Cheray Talks About His First Win as a Bear
• MVC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 16, 2015)
• Coors MSU Player of the Week (Feb. 18, 2015)
• MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 18, 2015)
• MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Honorable Mention (Feb. 18, 2015)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2013)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014 and 2015)
2015: Cheray logged a career-best three victories on the mound for the Bears as a junior, making 15 total appearances and holding the opposition to a .263 batting average…Combined on a two-hit shutout of Washington State (Feb. 15), allowing two hits while striking out four over 7.0 innings to earn MVC Pitcher of the Week and Valley Scholar-Athlete of the Week recognition…Defeated eventual NCAA Regional qualifier Wright State (March 7) with 7.0 shutdown innings, allowing just one run on five hits while fanning six hitters…Worked 5.1 innings of four-hit baseball as part of a 2-0 win at Arkansas (March 31) that marked the Bears’ first shutout of the Razorbacks in 46 years…Recorded a career-high seven punchouts vs. Bradley (May 16), then helped the Bears to their third MVC Tournament championship with 4.2 innings against the Braves (May 24) in the title game in which he allowed just two unearned runs on three hits…Received honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete team recognition and picked up MVC Academic Honor Roll recognition for the third consecutive season.
2014: Made nine appearances, including five starts, for the Bears as a sophomore, going 1-2 with a 4.25 ERA over 29.2 innings...Made three scoreless relief appearances to start the season, including a 1.1-inning stint at UCA (Feb. 16)...Tossed 7.0 shutout innings against Missouri (April 15) in his first start of the season; allowed just four hits while matching a career high with six strikeouts in the 9-0 victory...Held Kansas to two runs over 5.0 frames on April 23 to help the Bears earn a 6-5 win...Allowed three earned runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings against Oral Roberts (May 6), striking out six Golden Eagles in a 5-1 setback...Named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
Personal: Andrew Michael Cheray is the son of James Cheray...Born Feb. 7, 1994, in Overland Park, Kan...Brother, James, played baseball at Regis University...Cousin of former MSU teammate Eric Cheray...Majoring in chemistry and pursuing a pre-med course of study at MSU.