|High School:||Collins Hill/Marion Military|
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Fall, 2014, Fall 2015; Spring 2016
AT GEORGIA STATE
Three-year letterwinner as a left-hand pitched who was effective as both a starter and a reliever ... Played one year at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., before transferring to Georgia State.
Won eight games over his final two seasons, compiling a 4.72 ERA over 46 appearances and 112 innings ... Totalled 59 appearances for his three years.
2016: Spent most of his senior season as the Panthers’ Friday starter ... Entering the season, he was expected to be the closer named to the Preseason Watch List for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award but moved to the rotation when injuries thinned the staff ... Posted a 4-6 record with a 5.14 ERA ... Led the team with 80.1 innings.
Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and Sun Belt Baseball Community Coffee Pitcher of the Week on April 25 after he just missed a perfect game vs. Appalachian State (4-22-16). Pitched perhaps the best game in school history as he retired the first 25 batters in order, including a strikeout for the first out in the ninth before allowing a pinch hit single. Finished the 10-0, one-hit shutout with a strikeout and a popup. Struck out a career-high nine. Threw 104 pitches, going to a three-ball count just three times. Threw the fourth one-hitter in GSU history.
Won three straight starts with Friday night road wins at Little Rock and ULM before App State ... At ULM (4-15-16) he allowed just one hit (double in third inning) in seven scoreless innings and had six strikeouts ... At Little Rock (4-8-16), he allowed three run on seven hits with six strikeouts in 6.2 innings ... Threw 18 consecutive scoreless innings over those three games before allowing a first-inning run vs. South Alabama.
Came out of the bullpen on short rest to record four key outs in the ninth and 10th innings of the 10-9, 11-inning win at Texas State (5-8-16) ... Had another strong start vs. Troy (5-13-16), allowing just two runs on five hits in seven innings but did not figure in the decision.
Earned a victory on Opening Day with 3.2 innings in relief in the 12-inning walk-off vs. Western Michigan (2-19-16) ... Made his first start in nearly two years vs. Jackson State (3-13-16); struck out five while allowing just one earned run in 4.2 innings ... Outstanding start at UL Lafayette (3-24-17) as he allowed just two runs (one earned) on two hits with six strikeouts in seven innings but did not figure in the decision.
2015: Led the team with 26 appearances, just two shy of the GSU season record ... 4-0 with 3.77 ERA ... Led all Panther pitchers with a .171 average against, allowing jut 19 hits in 31 innings ... Struck out 31.
The winning pitcher in Georgia State’s Sun Belt tournament victory over Georgia Southern. Pitched 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings with two strikeouts in the 3-2 win.
Earned his first victory with 1.1 innings of relief against UMass Lowell ... Pitched a scoreless top of the 11th to earn victory over Florida A&M (3-17-15) ... Recorded his third win vs. UALR (4-3-15). Entered the game with bases loaded and two outs in the eighth and GSU trailing 7-6. Worked out of the jam with a strikeout and then the Panthers took the lead in the bottom of the eighth ... Tossed one scoreless inning in GSU’s combined shutout of ULM (4-12-15).
2013 (MARION MILITARY): Posted a 3.91 ERA over 69 innings in 2013 … Made 13 appearances for coach Jake Rowell at Marion Military, including 10 starts … Allowed 67 hits and struck out 44.
HIGH SCHOOL: At Collins Hill High School, he was honored as the 2012 Player of the Year in Region 7-AAAAA by the league’s head coaches … All-Gwinnett County selection by the Gwinnett Daily Post and by the Gwinnett County Dugout Club, which also honored him as Player of the Month … Rawlings/Perfect Game Southeast Region Honorable Mention for 2012 … Threw 67.2 innings and posted a 1.41 ERA … Also played center field for coach Paul Pierce and stole 21 bases.
PERSONAL: Full name is Wayne Michael Wages ... Son of Johnnie and the late Becky Wages ... Born June 6, 1994 ... Majoring in exercise science.