Bears' Left-Hander Becomes Sixth MSU Player Chosen for CCBL All-Star Game in Last Seven Seasons
2009: Meade earned first-team all-MVC honors after going 9-2 with a 3.39 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 90.1 innings ... Ranked second in the MVC in wins, fourth in strikeouts and seventh in ERA ... Was the MVC Pitcher of the Week April 20 after carrying a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Wichita State before finishing with six strikeouts and one single allowed over eight frames ... Tossed at least eight innings in five starts, including a complete game win versus Bradley (3/22) ... Fanned a career-high 12 batters against eventual CWS participant Arkansas (3/31) ... Struck out eight hitters in eight innings in consecutive starts against Creighton (5/8) and Indiana State (5/14), earning the win in both contests to propel the Bears to the MVC title ... Threw eight innings in a win at Evansville (4/26) ... Threw the final three innings versus No. 23 Oregon State (3/15) for a save before starting the second game that day and throwing six scoreless frames with six strikeouts to earn a victory ... Held opponents to a .232 batting average ... Earned an all-star nod in the Cape Cod League over the summer, going 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA for Harwich Mariners ... Ranked ninth in the Cape in ERA and fourth with 47 strikeouts, while opponents hit .224 in 42.1 innings ... Taken in the 28th round of the June draft by the New York Yankees.
2008: Meade was the Bears' third starter much of the season, beginning 13 of the 16 games he pitched in ... Was 4-3 with a 5.06 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 58.2 innings, averaging 9.97 Ks per nine innings ... Was voted the Danny Cook MSU Rookie of the Year by his teammates ... Debuted with five strikeouts and one hit allowed against UALR (2/24) ... Got wins against Central Arkansas (3/1), Iowa (3/9) and Northern Colorado (3/16), going five innings in each start and not allowing more than two runs ... Struck out a season-high eight versus UNC, a total he would match versus Middle Tennessee (5/11) when he tossed a seven inning, two-hit gem ... Defeated Southern Illinois (3/30) with 7.2 innings of scoreless ball, fanning seven and yielding only four hits ... Struck out six Wichita State hitters in 5.1 innings (4/6) ... Allowed the opposition to hit .259 against him and gave up just two home runs on the year ... Meade followed his first season of college ball with a successful summer campaign, going 4-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 50 innings for the Chillicothe (Mo.) Mudcats of the MINK League.
Background: Aaron Meade was the Rockhurst High pitcher of the year as a senior, going 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA ... He was an all-Kansas City Metro selection and pitched in the Missouri All-State East/West game ... Led Rockhurst in strikeouts as a junior with 72 ... Had a 7-1 record and 2.00 ERA for the independent Kansas City Giants in the summer of 2007.
Personal: Aaron Meade is the son of Richard and Sharon Meade ... Born May 2, 1988, in Kansas City, Mo. ... Has one sister, Sarah ... Hospitality and restaurant administration major.