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Josh McAlister
Player Profile:
Josh McAlister 1262938
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 171
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: La Cueva
Experience: 4 Letters

--Click here for more information on Barrett, The Honors College, as Josh is a student there along with several other Sun Devil student-athletes.



  • Appeared in 28 games with a 1.89 career ERA and a .232 opposing batting average
  • Went 0-1 in 38 innings with 27 strikeouts and 19 walks
  • Four-time Scholar Baller honoree and 2013 FIrst-Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • 2013 ASU graduate
  • 2014 Tillman Award winner and 2012 Casey Myers Academic Award winner

Senior (2014):

  • Pitched 5.1 innings across seven appearances
  • Did not allow an earned run in his final six appearances of the season
  • Entered the game with two outs vs Utah on Senior Night and struck out the final batter of the game (5/17)
  • Threw a season-long 1.2 perfect innings with a season-high two strikeouts vs Washington (3/15)
  • Tossed a perfect eighth inning in a win over Arizona (3/26)
  • Graduated Fall 2013 with a degree in accounting and is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Accountancy program at ASU
  • Two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Fall ‘13 and Spring ‘14)
  • Earned the Tillman Award at the team’s annual awards banquet

Junior (2013): 

  • Led the team with a 0.89 ERA and allowed just two earned runs in 20.1 innings
  • Set career marks in innings pitched, appearances, strikeouts and opposing batting average
  • Made 13 appearances and finished with a 0-1 record
  • Held opponents to a .211 batting average, second lowest on the team
  • Put together the best outing of his career as he allowed just three hits and three walks and struck out two in a career-high 5.1 scoreless relief innings in a loss to Cal State Fullerton June 2 in the Devils’ final game of the season
  • First-Team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • Surrendered just four hits in 6.1 scoreless innings in two appearances in a doubleheader June 2 at the 2013 NCAA Regional
  • Threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and gave up just two hits and no walks in an 8-5 win over Texas Tech May 15
  • Also tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings with just two hits and walk in a 7-6 loss to Arizona May 19
  • Two-time Scholar Baller honoree (Spring '13, Fall '12)
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude in Fall 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting

Sophomore (2012):

  • Made five relief appearances, including three to finish the game, and pitched 7.1 innings
  • Recorded a strikeout in four of his five appearances
  • Pitched two innings in three appearances
  • Gave up no runs on one hit in two innings at New Mexico April 9
  • Scattered two hits across two scoreless innings vs. Arizona May 16

Freshman (2011):

  • Saw action in three games out of the bullpen, including the NCAA Regional
  • Had a 1.80 ERA in five innings.

High School:

  • A 2010 graduate of La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Earned four varsity letters in baseball
  • Helped lead La Cueva to state titles in 2008 and 2010
  • Earned First Team All-District honors his junior and senior seasons
  • Was a First Team All-State selection during his senior season, when he was named the La Cueva Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year
  • Is the only pitcher in New Mexico history to start three different state title games
  • Compiled a 20-4 record on the mound, including a 9-1 mark his senior season
  • Led the state with his 0.92 ERA in his sophomore year

Personal: Parents are Jamie and Laurie McAlister of Albuquerque, New Mexico...has two sisters, Hannah and Jessica, and a brother, Caleb...his father played quarterback for New Mexico State...his cousin is former MLB Pitcher pitcher Justin Duchscherer...was Student Body Vice President of La Cueva High in his senior year...enjoys playing ping pong and poker...chose ASU because it gives him "best chance to win the national title"...his favorite movie is Miracle...lists the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite team...born May 19, 1991...full name is Joshua James McAlister.

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