Mike Kool
Mike Kool


Davenport, Iowa

High School:
Davenport Central

Last College:
Black Hawk College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185




Appeared in 15 games, making 12 starts...turned in five quality starts (at least six innings, no more than three earned runs)...made first appearance of the season a quality start, allowing just three runs in seven innings against fourth-ranked Texas on Feb. 21...picked up first victory of the season with six innings of two-run ball against Cleveland State on Mar. 21...earned the win with two innings of scoreless one-hit relief against Missouri on Mar. 24...allowed only two runs in eight innings against Youngstown State on Mar. 28...struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings to beat Butler on Apr. 12...went the distance with eight strikeouts in his final appearance of the year, notching the win in a 4-0 UIC victory against Wright State May 23 in the Horizon League Tournament...named to the 2009 Horizon League All-Tournament Team.

2008: Started 14 games...made 19 total appearances on the hill...posted a 4.07 earned run average in 90.2 innings of work...went 6-5...struck out 33 hitters...went 3-1 down the stretch and allowed just five earned runs in his final 29.1 innings of work on the year...pitched a pair of complete games...won three consecutive starts heading into the NCAA College Station Regional, where he was the Flames' opening game starter against Texas A&M on May 30...picked up first Division I win with three innings of one-hit ball against Illinois on Mar. 2...scattered six hits and allowed just one earned run during a seven-inning gem in the rain at Wright State on Mar. 30...allowed just five hits in going the distance at Youngstown State on Apr. 12...allowed just two runs (one earned) in a complete-game victory over Cleveland State on May 11...did not allow an earned run in getting the win during an eight-inning start against Valparaiso on May 16...defeated Valpo for the second time in six days by giving up just two earned runs and matching a season-high of four strikeouts in 7.1 innings in the Flames' Horizon League Championship opener on May 22.

Prior to UIC: Pitched for two years at Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill....won Arrowhead Conference and sectional titles with the Braves in 2006...two-time Academic All-Arrowhead...posted a 3.26 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 52.1 innings of work in 2007.

Prep/Personal: Lettered for three seasons as a pitcher and shortstop for Davenport Central High School...earned All-Mississippi Athletic Conference, All-District, All-State and Mississippi Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2005...guided the Blue Devils to a conference crown in 2005...posted a 1.83 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 57.1 innings as a senior...went 8-2 with a pair of saves in his final prep the plate hit .418, drove in 51 runs, scored 27 runs and hit 13 doubles as a senior...born March 12, 1987...son of Ron and Sherryl Kool...majoring in communications.


Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2008....  4.07   6-5    19  14   2   0/1     0   90.2  106   53   41   25   33  26   1   7   402   .302   9   9   0   7 10
2009.... 6.15 5-7 15 12 1 1/1 0 74.2 103 58 51 23 37 18 1 7 342 .334 2 4 0 7 0
TOTAL... 5.01 11-12 34 26 3 1/2 0 165.1 209 111 92 48 70 44 2 14 744 .317 11 13 7 17 0