Michael Rieker
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Michael  Rieker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, FL

High School:
Olympia

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 235

Position:
RHP

07/18/2017

Falcons place record 41 student-athletes on MW Scholar Athlete team

The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only

07/17/2017

75 cadet-athletes earn Mountain West all-academic honors

The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000

- 2016 MW Scholar-Athlete
- 2015 MW Scholar-Athlete

- 2016 Academic All-Mountain West
- 2015 Academic All-Mountain West

Sophomore (2016):
- Pitched in four games before gettig shut down due to injury.
- Struck out three in 4.1 innings pitched.
- 2016 MW Scholar-Athlete
- 2016 Academic All-Mountain West

Freshman (2015):
- Pitched in 14 games, the most of any Air Force freshman.
- Lowest ERA amongst relievers at 3.70.
- Struck out 11 in 24.0 innings pitched.
- Posted 1-1 record.
- Made collegiate debut at Savannah State.
- Earned win at Jacksonville State.
- Pitched a season-high four innings at Missouri.
- Struck out season-high three batters at San Diego State.
- Had six scoreless outings.
- 2015 MW Scholar-Athlete.
- 2015 Academic All-MW.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in baseball ... National Honor Society member, Mu Alpha Theta, Science NHS member, Key Club and Beta Club ... high school baseball coach was Chuck Schall ... played summer ball for Chet Lemon’s Juice, coached by former Detroit Tiger Chet Lemon.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 35 ... son of Richard and Kathleen Rieker ... has an older brother ... father is a former Major League Baseball umpire and current Director of Umpire Development for MLB ... favorite food is chicken, favorite class subject is math, favorite book is 1984, favorite TV show is ESPN, favorite movie is The Hobbit ... person in history he’d most like to meet is Rosa Parks because he’d like to meet someone who had a tremendous amount of bravery and courage ... credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career because he would always practice with him and give encouragement when he needed him ... most noteworthy thing about his hometown is Gus’ Pretzels ... greatest personal moment in sports is pitching a perfect game in Georgia.

Why I came to the Academy: “I came to the Academy to receive a great education and become the best person I could be.

Rieker Career Statistics

Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2015 (Fr.) 3.70 1-1 14 0 0 0/0 0 24.1 30 11 10 14 11 6 2 1 115 .316 0 1 2 2 3
2016 (So.) 14.54 0-0 4 0 0 0/0 0 4.1 7 8 7 2 3 0 1 0 23 .350 0 1 0 0 0
2017 (Jr.) 6.75 0-0 8 0 0 0/0 0 8.0 13 6 6 5 6 4 1 0 42 .351 0 0 0 0 0
Career 5.65 1-1 26 0 0 0/0 0 36.2 50 25 23 21 20 10 4 1 180 .329 0 2 2 2 3
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