'Jacks take No. 6 seed in SLC Tourney; will play No. 3 Texas State on Wednesday.
'Jacks can clinch a postseason berth this weekend in regular-season finale.
The SFA bullpen put up a 3.08 ERA in 2012.
2011: Made 18 appearances ... all out of the bullpen ... posted a 4.50 ERA, with 1-0 record and one save, through 28 innings pitched ... eight scoreless appearances ... six appearances with more than one strikeout ... .263 opponents batting average ... allowed just 30 hits ... 16 runs ... 14 earned runs ... finished with 18 strikeouts and eight walks ... surrendered just three extra base hits and two home runs ... surrendered just one run in four innings of relief work against Ark-Little Rock (2/18) ... tossed a scoreless inning and fanning one hitter against Central Arkansas (3/11) ... tossed 0.2 of an inning of scoreless relief and again fanning one two days later in series conclusion against Central Arkansas (3/13) ... tossed one scoreless inning the following weekend and picked up his first win of the season at Northwestern St. (3/18) ... got the save against Lamar tossing three scoreless innings and fanning two (5/20) ... faced Lamar again five days later tossing 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in the Conference Tournament (5/25) ... also used during the season as a pinch runner ... scored three runs ... with one stolen base.
Junior College: Two-year starter for Cisco Junior College ... went 12-5 in 94.2 innings over two seasons ... was 9-5 as a freshman with a 4.56 ERA, throwing one complete game in eight starts and striking out 66 in 73.0 innings ... was 3-0 with a 2.49 in three games as a sophomore, striking out 29 and walking 10 in 21.2 innings before suffering an injury ... won first five starts of season and finished second in NTJCAC in 2008 with nine wins, and 11th in league in ERA.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Decatur High School ... 2007 District 8-3A Pitcher of the Year ... led DHS to 2007 Class 3A Region I quarterfinals ... 2006 Class 3A first team all-state ... 2006 District 7-3A MVP ... led Eagles to district title and to Class 3A Region I finals, picking up the win in game one of finals series against Abilene Wylie ... 2007 first team all-District 7-3A defensive back, 2006 second team all-state defensive back.
Personal: Born August 1, 1989 ... son of Gayle Oates ... a kinesiology major.