MSU, KU Will Square Off in 6 p.m. Non-Conference Game in Lawrence
MSU Relies on Big First Start From Andy Cheray and Balanced Offensive Attack to Even Season and Overall Series With Tigers
MSU Opens Four-Game Home Stretch With Alumni Night Contest Against Missouri
MSU Halts Nine-Game Skid on Matt Dezort's RBI Single
Season-High Four MSU Errors Help Redhawks Overcome Early 4-0 Deficit to Send Bears to Third-Consecutive Defeat
Andy Cheray Reflects on Sunday Pitching Performance, Wichita State Series
Andy Cheray Talks About His First Win as a Bear
2013: Cheray posted a strong freshman campaign, stepping into the Bears' weekend rotation in mid-April and posting a 3.14 earned run average, which was good for 10th in the Missouri Valley Conference...Held the opposition to a .223 batting average (sixth in the MVC) in 12 appearances (10 starts) spanning 57.1 innings...Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings in his first start as a Bear March 12 at Arkansas State, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks in a no-decision...Limited Missouri (April 9) to two runs on eight hits while striking out five over 6.2 innings in a 5-4 loss...Logged his first career win April 21 to complete a three-game sweep of Bradley, fanning a season-high six hitters and giving up just two runs on five hits over 5.2 frames...Worked three consecutive quality starts, April 28-May 12, beginning with 6 1/3 innings against Evansville in which he allowed just one run on four hits while striking out five...Registered a career-long 8.2 inning effort against Wichita State (May 5), permitting just two runs on two hits in a 3-0 setback...Struck out six Wright State (May 12) hitters over 7.0 innings, allowing five hits and one run in a no-decision...Received MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and Honor Roll recognition for his work in the classroom...Posted a 2-2 mark with a 3.86 ERA in 10 appearances for the Glens Falls of the Perfect Game Collegiate League over the summer.
Background: Joined the Missouri State program from Kansas City's Rockhurst High School, where he helped the Hawklets to a state quarterfinal appearance as a senior...Earned first-team all-state honors from the MSSA and the MHSBCA in 2012...The left-handed hurler went 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA as a junior after lifting Rockhurst to district and conference titles, as well as a third-place Missouri Class 4 state tournament finish, as a sophomore in 2010.
Personal: Andrew Michael Cheray is the son of James Cheray...Born February 7, 1994, in Overland Park, Kan...Brother, James, played baseball at Regis University...Cousin of current Bear Eric Cheray...Plans to major in chemistry and pursue a pre-med course of study at MSU.