Andy Cheray
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Andy  Cheray

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
Rockhurst HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
Left-Handed Pitcher

05/24/2015

Bears Claim Third Valley Tournament Title With 5-2 Victory Over Bradley

MSU will enter postseason on 16-game win streak after rallying to take MVC crown

05/18/2015

Hall Extends Bears' Stranglehold on Valley Pitcher of the Week Honor

Junior left-hander notches seventh MVC Pitcher of the Week award for MSU's talented pitching staff

05/16/2015

Bears Cap Valley Stretch Run With 9-4 Win Over Bradley

MSU claims 10th consecutive MVC win, 12th straight victory overall to complete three-game sweep of Braves

05/12/2015

Bears' Bid for Valley Supremacy Comes Down to Final Series With Bradley

MSU looks to close regular season on a high note with three-game set against upstart Braves

05/05/2015

Becker, Perez Spark Bears in 8-2 Victory Over Saint Louis

MSU claims 18th come-from-behind victory behind Becker's four hits, Perez's 10 strikeouts

05/05/2013

Andy Cheray Reflects on Sunday Pitching Performance, Wichita State Series

Andy Cheray Reflects on Sunday Pitching Performance, Wichita State Series

04/21/2013

Andy Cheray Talks About His First Win as a Bear

Andy Cheray Talks About His First Win as a Bear

Honors
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2013)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2013 and 2014)

2014: Cheray 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.

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.

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