Walter on Cooney
"Tim has turned himself into a legitimate Friday night guy. He has great stuff, command, poise and the ability to make pitches when it counts. He gives a chance to win every time he takes the ball and will set the tone for our ballclub every weekend."
2012 (Junior) Served as the ace of the staff and the team's Friday night starter throughout the season ... Finished the year with a 6-7 record and a 3.82 ERA in 15 starts ... Was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round with the 117th overall pick in the MLB First Year Player Draft after the season ... Earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors on two separate occasions (Feb. 27 and Apr. 16) ... The first ACC Pitcher of the Week award came after throwing 7.0 innings against Cincinnati while striking out 10 batters and giving up just three hits and three walks ... He then earned the honor after pitching eight innings of scoreless baseball against Georgia Tech and striking out five without surrendering a walk ... Led the Deacs with 99.0 innings pitched, 90 strikeouts, 15 games started and 10 pickoffs ... He was also second with six wins and third with a 3.82 ERA ... Recorded 10+ strikeouts three times ... Went 8.0 innings in three straight starts from April 13-27, allowing just two earned runs in 24.0 innings ... Pitched only complete game of the year at Boston College on April 27 in a 1-0 loss to the Eagles ... Ended the season with a 10-strikeout performance against North Carolina in the ACC Baseball Championship ... Went at least 7.0 innings in eight of his 15 starts on the year.
2011 (Sophomore) Turned in a spectacular sophomore season that culminated in earning 2011 All-ACC Baseball honors ... Earned Second Team All-ACC and was the first Demon Deacon to earn All-Conference since Allan Dykstra did so in 2007 ... Finished the year with a 7-3 record, which was the most wins for a Wake pitcher in a season since Ben Hunter went 8-6 in 2007 ... Pitched far more than any other Deacon hurler, leading the team with 98.2 innings of work ... Recorded a 3.01 ERA and had a team-leading 91 strikeouts in 14 starts ... Had an excellent strikeout-to-walk ration with 91 Ks and just 18 BBs ... His 91 strikeouts are tied for the 10th most in school history ... Struck out 14 batters in just six innings vs. Radford on March 6, tying him with John Stokoe for the second-most strikeouts in school history ... Helped Wake Forest to its first shutout vs. Florida State (March 26) on the road since 1967 by pitching 7.2 innings of scoreless baseball and striking out 11 batters ... He also gave up just five hits and walked one batter against the `Noles ... His effort against Florida State earned him ACC Pitcher of the Week accolades on March 28, making him the first Deac to earn the award since Eric Niesen did so in 2007 ... Turned in his first-career complete game at Clemson on April 23 ... Gave up just two earned runs and struck out seven Tigers en route to earning the victory ... Put together a 6-1 record in 10 conference starts, posting a 2.61 ERA in 72.1 innings of action ... Was extremely reliable, pitching into the eighth inning on seven occasions ... In ACC games only, he finished in the top 10 in several categories, including ERA (2.61, 6th), innings pitched (72.1, 2nd), wins (6, t5th), strikeouts (65, t7th) and complete games (1, t2nd).
Pitched in 14 games, including 13 starts, and had a 4-6 record with a 5.49 ERA ... Finished the season in the top 10 in games started (13, T-2nd), innings pitched (80.1, 6th) and strikeouts (54, 10th) by a freshman in Wake Forest history ... Turned in impressive collegiate debut, picking up a win against Dayton (2.20), Allowed just two runs on five hits over 6.1 innings against the Flyers, while fanning six and not walking a batter. ... Received a no decision in start against Kent State (2.27), giving up three runs, none of them earned, on seven hits in 6.0 innings. Struck out seven and walked one in the outing ... Improved record to 2-0 with win against Xavier (3.6), throwing a career-long 7.2 innings and giving up one run on six hits, while striking out four ... Earned third win of the season at Virginia Tech (3.27), throwing a career-long 8.0 shutout innings with five hits, two strikeouts and a walk ... Received a no decision at Miami (4.3), giving up five runs, only two of which were earned, on three hits with three strikeouts and five walks in 5.2 innings ... Pitched a career-long 8.2 innings, but suffered the loss against Duke (4.23), giving up eight runs, five earned, on eight hits with four strikeouts ... Earned the win in series-clinching game against Clemson (5.16), throwing 8.0 innings and allowing just two runs on four hits, while fanning four ... Threw two perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts in season finale against Maryland (5.22).
Four-year letterwinner at Malvern Prep ... Compiled an overall record of 25-6 as starting varsity pitcher during his high school career ... Helped his team to a state championship in 2009 ... High school team posted a 40-3 record and received a national ranking in 2008 ... Twice named All Inter-Ac ... Two-time Philadelphia Daily News All-City ... Named to Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Team in 2007, 2008 and 2009... Tabbed as a Rise Magazine Philadelphia Area Player to Watch in 2008 ... Earned Inter-Ac League MVP honors in 2007 ... Semifinalist in 2008 WWBA World Championship ... High School teammate of freshman catcher Mike Lubanski ... Also was on the swimming team during senior season.
Born on December 19, 1990 ... Son of Chris and Candace Cooney.