Entering his first season as an assistant coach, Vasquez will help with all aspects of the program. In particular, he will work with MIT's pitchers who will undoubtedly benefit from his experience as both a starting and relief pitcher for the Engineers. During his four year career at MIT, Vasquez served a key role for Head Coach Andy Barlow. In his final two seasons he was the team's top relief pitcher and was called upon to secure outs in some very important game situations. In 2008 Vasquez led the team and ranked amongst the NEWMAC league leaders in saves with 4. During his career Vasquez also had wins over regional powers such as Babson and Williams and currently holds MIT's all-time record for appearances with 56. Even more impressive than any of his personal statistics is the fact that Vasquez, who captained the team in 2008, played a large role in MIT's resurgence onto the New England baseball scene. His contributions on and off the field were a key ingredient in MIT's first ever back-to-back 20 win seasons and ECAC appearances. The most notable team accomplishment, however, was the program's first ever appearance in the NEWMAC Championship game in 2006 where the Engineers were defeated by World Series runner-up and #2 nationally ranked Wheaton College. Mike currently resides in Boston and is working towards his master's degree from MIT.
VASQUEZ'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AT MIT:
2008: tri-captain appeared in a team-best 16 games, all in relief...owned a 0-1 record and a team-leading 4 saves to go along with a 5.40 E.R.A. over 25.0 innings of work...led team in appearances and saves...threw a scoreless and hitless inning vs. RIC (3/18)...threw a scoreless inning (0 BB, 2 K) to pick up a save in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Vassar (3/21)...was effective in relief (3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, K, 0 BB) in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (3/22)...gave up no earned runs over 2 innings (H, 4 K) in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Gustavus Adolphus (3/25)...threw a perfect inning of relief in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Colby (3/27)...picked up a strikeout during a perfect inning of relief vs. Brandeis (4/1)...threw 2.2 one-hit innings (0 R, K) in a conference game vs. Coast Guard (4/3)...picked up a save (1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K, 0 BB) vs. conference opponent Clark (4/8)...gave up only one run over 2.1 innings of relief (4 H, ER, K, 0 BB) in NEWMAC Tournament game vs. Wheaton (4/24)...gave up no runs in 0.1 innings vs. Fitchburg State (5/6).
2007: appeared in 15 games, all in relief...posted a 1-1 record and an E.R.A. of 7.91 over 19.1 innings of work...led team in appearances, games in relief, and games finished (8)...picked up two key outs in the late innings in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Babson (4/1)...threw 1.1 innings of scoreless ball in the first game of a conference doubleheader vs. Wheaton (4/7)...threw 2 innings of scoreless work (4 H, 0 BB, K) vs. conference opponent Clark (4/10)...threw a scoreless and hitless inning in the first game of a conference doubleheader vs. WPI (4/14)...gave up no runs over 0.1 innings of work in a conference game vs. Clark (4/19)...retired the only batter he faced to pick up a crucial out in a NEWMAC Semifinal contest vs. Coast Guard (4/28)...did not give up a run over 0.1 innings of work vs. Wheaton in the Semifinal Round of the NEWMAC Tournament (4/28)...threw a scoreless inning in a NEWMAC Semifinal game vs. Babson (4/29)...had longest outing of the season (4.2 IP, 2 H, R, ER, BB, 0 K) to pick up a win in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/5).
2006: lefty appeared in 12 games and started 3...1-1 record with a 9.00 ERA over 22.0 innings of work...3rd on the team in appearances (12)...started and threw 4 effective innings while receiving a no-decision in a win vs. defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/27)...gave up no runs and only one hit over 1.2 innings in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Coast Guard (4/9)...retired the only batter he faced in a key spot in the 9th inning to preserve the lead in the second game of a conference doubleheader vs. Worcester Polytechnic (4/15)...picked up a win in relief going three innings and giving up two earned runs vs. Bates (4/24)...threw 1.1 innings of scoreless, one hit ball in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Williams (5/6)...had one plate appearance as a hitter and drew a walk vs. conference opponent Babson (4/20).
2005: tied for 13th in the NEWMAC in winning percentage (.750) and 20th in E.R.A. (5.73)...appeared in 13 games and started 5 as a pitcher...posted a 3-1 record over 37.2 innings of total work...pitched scoreless innings of relief vs. Southeastern (3/19) and Bates (3/20) to begin his collegiate career...picked up his first career victory vs. Elms (4/10) giving up 3 runs over 6 innings...improved to 2-0 with a stellar performance (7 IP, 5 H, K, 0 BB) vs. Eastern Nazarene (4/14)...posted his third straight excellent outing (8 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K) to pick up a win vs. conference powerhouse Babson (4/21)...posted a .333 average in 6 appearance and two starts as a hitter...picked up his first collegiate hit in his only at bat vs. Suffolk (3/31)...came in as a pinch hitter and had a hit and scored a run vs. Wentworth Institute (4/4).