UALR Baseball BIO
42 Travis McDonald
2014: Made 14 appearances with 11 starts with a 4-6 record… Led the team’s qualified pitchers with a 4.04 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 69.0 innings pitched… Started two games in which the Trojans shut out the opponent… Pitched 6.1 innings allowing four hits and struck out seven as UALR beat Bradley 3-0 on Feb. 21… Went 5.2 innings striking out six and allowing just two hits in the 3-0 win against Texas State on May 9… Made his longest outing against Arkansas State on May 15 in his final appearance going 7.1 innings while picking up the win as the Trojans won 5-2… Went 6.1 innings against No. 15 Ole Miss without allowing a run as he earned a no decision… Got the win on opening day against Creighton with five innings with just one run scored against him in the 5-1 win on Feb. 14.
2013: Appeared in 16 games with six starts as a junior in 2013 … Compiled a 2-2 record and 3.79 ERA over 40.1 innings pitched … Struck out 33 batters against just 15 walks for a 2.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio … Held opposing hitters to a .261 batting average … Made his first appearance against Evansville (Feb. 17), giving up one run on one hit in 1.0 inning of work … Struck out four and held Louisiana Tech scoreless over 4.3 innings of relief work(March 19) … Picked up his first win of the season in game one of UALR’s doubleheader sweep of No. 10 Oklahoma, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6.2 innings of work … Earned Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after allowing no runs on four hits over 8.1 innings in UALR’s 1-0 win over FIU (May 11).
Prior to UALR: Played in 2010 and 2011 at Central Arizona College under head coach Jon Wente.
High School: Played four years for Colingford HS ... Helped Team Australia to the silver medal at the 2010 IBAF World Junior Baseball Championships.
Personal: Full name is Travis Norman McDonald ... Born March 31, 1992 in Sydney, Australia ... Parents are John and Debra McDonald ... Has one sister, Kirby ... Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in health science.