Junior (2011): Situational specialist pitched in 13 games, all in relief...fourth amongst relievers with 5.40 ERA...struck out seven in 13 innings pitched...did not allow an earned run in 10 appearances...did not allow a hit or run in eight appearances...had four outings where he faced just one batter.
Sophomore (2010): Pitched in four games, all in relief...struck out two in two innings pitched.
Freshman (2009): Pitched in 14 games, making one start...fourth amongst freshmen in games pitched...struck out nine in 16 innings pitched...made debut against Kansas, tossing one scoreless innings of relief...notched career high's of 3.2 innings pitched and three strikeouts vs. Northern Colorado and New Mexico...made first-career start vs. Northern Colorado.
Heritage HS (Littleton, Colo.):Lettered three years in baseball and one year in football...all-conference...Colorado Class 5A All-State...high school baseball coach was Scott Horman...played summer ball for the Colorado Khaos, coached by Jason Livernois...played for the Colorado Rockies Select Scout team as a junior...on the silver honor roll all four years.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26...nickname is Kazo...on the Dean's and Commandant's list...favorite TV show is Family Guy...favorite movie is The Town...favorite non-traditional sport to watch on TV is ultimate fighting...credits his youth minister as having the biggest influence on his sports career...enjoys training four-degrees (freshmen) and climbing Eagle's Peak on weekends...has an older sister, Megan...son of Katherine Kazakoff.
Getting to know Mike:
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Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy because I wanted to serve and give back to America. When I look at other countries and compare their lifestyles to the way we are able to live in America it makes me so proud to be a part of this country and the least I can do is give back a few years of service to defend our countries and the principles that makes our country so much better than any other country in the world. I came to the academy to live the right way and do the right things and have the ability in the future to lead others to live that way as well."