• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
AT GEORGIA STATE:: Two-year letterwinner as a left-handed pitcher who was both a starter and a reliever ... Pitched in 37 games in two seasons and averaged more than one strikeout per inning ... Joined the program in 2015-16 after one season at Georgia Perimeter.
2017: Second on the team with 23 appearances, including five starts ... Had 32 strikeouts in 28.2 innings ... Had the best outing of his GSU career in 2-0, 11-inning win at No. 14 Ole Miss. Making a spot start, he pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks with four strikeouts ... Struck out three in a scoreless inning in combined shutout of Savannah State (5-10-17).
2016: Made 14 appearances, including five starts but was hampered by injury ... Had an 0-3 record but collected 27 strikeouts in 24.2 innings ... Struck out four in four innings vs. VCU (2-20-16) in his GSU debut ... Had a strong start vs. Savannah State (3-22-16), allowing just one run on two hits with six strikeouts in five innings but did not figure in the decision ... Followed with another good start at Mercer (3-30-16), allowing just one run on one hit in 4.2 innings with five strikeouts.
JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL: Compiled a 4-3 record with a 3.44 ERA for Georgia Perimeter in 2015 ... Struck out 58 in 55 innings while allowing just 47 hits ... Tossed one complete game ... Also spent one year at Polk (Fla.) State College … Posted a 6-4 record with a 5.86 ERA in 2014 at Polk … Lettered two years for coach Mike Santoro at Riverwood High School … 2013 Southeast Region honorable mention by Perfect Game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Devin Frank Vainer … Born September 10, 1994 … Parents are Alon and Lori Vainer ... Younger brother Davis is a pitcher at Alabama ... Majoring in film and entertainment.