#42 Maddux Conger
Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 4.2, 3/7 vs. Central Arkansas
Strikeouts: 6, 2/22 vs. Evansville
Hits Allowed: 7, 2/28 vs. SE Louisiana
Walks Allowed: 5, 3/7 vs. Central Arkansas
Runs Allowed: 5, 2/28 vs. SE Louisiana
Coach Corbin Quote: Maddux is going to take that next step in our program and fill a key role. He received limited time during his freshman year, but you could see the ability and compete trait come out in competition. His ball has natural action and life that is very difficult for the hitter to pick up. When he is on the mound, he is a very aggressive young man. We really like the progress he has made from last year, to the summer, to this point now.
2017 – Gave up two runs and two walks in one inning against Clemson 6/4 at Clemson Regional… Walked one and recorded one out against Alabama 5/20… Gave up three runs on two home runs off the right field foul pole in the same inning of loss at Arkansas 5/14, gave up five hits over 2.1 innings… Allowed two unearned runs on three hits over two innings of relief at Louisville 5/9… Pinned with the loss in relief against Missouri 5/6 giving up one run on two hits over 2.1 innings… Gave up one run on three hits over two innings of relief against Austin Peay 5/2… Twirled a scoreless inning at Middle Tennessee 4/18 with a punch out and hit allowed… Recorded the final out of the ninth in loss to Florida 4/15 stranding two inherited runners… Tossed three no-hit innings of relief at South Carolina 4/8… Earned his second win of the season and first in relief at Kentucky 4/2 with 1.1 innings, allowing two runs on one hit with two strikeouts… Walked a career-high five over 4.2 innings of start against Central Arkansas 3/7 giving up three runs on five hits… Tagged for five runs on seven hits over four-plus innings of a no decision against SE Louisiana 2/28 in his second career start… Earned the win in his first collegiate start against Evansville 2/22 allowing one run on six hits over a career-best 4.1 innings with a career-best six strikeouts… Dominated in season debut at San Diego 2/16 with three scoreless innings of relief and five strikeouts.
2016 – Pitched in nine games as a true freshman, allowing three runs over 11.1 innings… Allowed two unearned runs vs. Xavier 6/4 in NCAA Regional in a career-long 2.2 innings, walking three and striking out two… Saw his first action in nearly two months in the SEC Tournament against Ole Miss 5/26 turning in a perfect inning of relief… Walked two and punched out two in a scoreless frame vs. Belmont 3/29… Recorded two outs in eighth inning at Middle Tennessee 3/22… Struck out a pair in a perfect inning vs. Xavier 3/12… Punched out a career-best three over two innings vs. Radford 3/8 allowing one run on three hits… Worked a scoreless inning out of the pen vs. UIC 2/28… Worked a perfect inning in win over UIC 2/26… Made his collegiate debut vs. San Diego 2/21 working a clean inning with a strikeout… SUMMER BALL – Pitched in 10 games, two starts, for Harwich in the Cape Cod League striking out 14 in 14.2 innings with a 6.13 ERA.
High School – Named a Perfect Game All-American in 2015… Lettered three years in baseball at Stephenville HS in Stephenville, Texas… Helped lead team to state playoffs all three years, winning a District title as a junior… Named to the All-District Academic team all three years, earning All-District honors as an outfielder and District co-Offensive MVP as a junior… Tagged as the District’s Most Valuable Pitcher and All-District as a senior… Won the 2014 Connie Mack World Series playing for DBAT Gallegos… Played high school and/or summer ball with Milwaukee 2015 first round pick Trent Clark and several college players, including Sean Wymer (TCU), Dillon Meadows (TCU), Josh Watson (TCU), Doak Dosier (Virginia), Branden Williams (Texas Tech), Wren Petty (Dallas Baptist), Josh Ragen (Dallas Baptist) and Noah Hill (BYU).
Academics – Conger is majoring in American studies
Personal – Mark Maddux Conger… Born 6/28/96 in Stephenville, Texas… Son of Bryan and Melanie Conger… Has one sister, Kaleigh, and one brother, Jacoby… Dad is the head baseball coach at Tarleton State (Division II), sister is a two-sport high school standout in volleyball and the high jump… Nickname is Maddawg… Favorites include: Sonny Gray and Alex Gordon (baseball players), Kansas City Royals (team), The Sandlot and American Sniper (movies), The Big Bang Theory (TV show), Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence (actor/actress), grilled chicken, corn and a Caesar salad (meal), Christian rap and country (music), peanut butter (late night snack)… Says he would be a teach and a coach if he was not an athlete… Names either Matt Damon (for his looks) or Morgan Freeman (for his personality) as the actors who would play him in a movie… Uses determined as the one word to describe himself… Roomates with Julian Infante… Says his most memorable athletic moment will be the “first time I get to play with Vanderbilt across my chest”… Chose Vanderbilt because of the “relationships I built with the coaching staff.”