Walter on Dimock
"Michael emerged last year as a true closer. He has always featured a good hard fastball and a dominant slider, but now he commands them both and has added a solid changeup. Look for him to set the standard for end of the game guys in our league this year."
2012 (Senior) Made 28 appearances out of the bullpen as the Demon Deacon closer and recorded a career-best 12 saves ... Was named Second Team All-ACC after collecting a career-best 12 saves ... Was then selected by the Houston Astros with the 1,119th pick in the 37th Round in the MLB First Year Player Draft ... Earned a spot on the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List ... Four of his 12 saves came against ACC competition ... Ended his career with 19 saves, putting him in second place on Wake Forest's all time list, only behind Dave Bush (38 from 1999-02) ... Struck out 38 batters in 42.0 innings ... Had at least one strike out in 22 of his 28 appearances on the season ... Struck out at least three batters on five occasions ... Went 3-3 on the year, with wins at North Carolina (3/30), vs. Virginia Tech (4/21) and vs. Clemson (5/18) ... Held opponents to a .248 batting average ... Earned his first save of the year in the team's first win of the season at New Mexico St. (2/18) ... Recorded a save in three straight and five out of six appearances from Feb. 28 vs. UNC Asheville to Mar. 11 vs. Maryland ... Struck out four in 2.0 innings of work vs. Maryland on Mar. 10.
2011 (Junior) Was dominant for Wake Forest out of the bullpen, turning in a stingy 1.87 ERA in 53.0 innings ... Also posted a 5-1 record while recording four saves as the Deacs' closer ... Displayed a great deal of control, striking out 55 and walking just 10 batters on the year ... Surrendered just 11 earned runs on the season ... Went 10 straight appearances without giving up an earned run from March 6 to April 5, plummeting his ERA to a season-low 1.23 ... His only loss of the season came in a gutsy performance in the series finale against Georgia Tech, pitching the final six innings of a 12-inning setback and striking out a season-high six batters ... Turned in a pair of five-strikeout performances, with one coming against Fordham on March 4 and the other coming against Elon on April 27 ... Recorded saves against High Point (April 5), Georgia Tech (April 16), Boston College (May 8) and Maryland (May 21) ... Averaged over a strikeout an inning for the year (1.04 K/IP) ... Had multiple strikeouts in 14 of his 28 appearances ... Held opponents to a .224 average on the season.
Appeared in 15 games, including 12 starts, and compiled a 3-9 record with a save and a 6.32 ERA ... Earned first save of the season against Dayton (2.20), throwing a hitless ninth inning with a strikeout and a walk ... Pitched two perfect innings against Coastal Carolina (2.23), including a strikeout ... Earned a win in his first start of the season against Xavier (3.5). Gave up two unearned runs on four hits in 6.0 innings against the Musketeers ... Pitched well, but got the loss at Virginia Tech (3.26), allowing six runs, only three of which were earned, on eight hits while striking out a career-high tying seven batters in 6.2 innings of work ... Received a no decision in start against Elon (4.14), giving up five runs, four earned, on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks in 6.0 innings ... Turned in a solid start at Charlotte (4.20), but suffered the loss, giving up five runs on nine hits with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings ... Earned second win of the season in start against Duke (4.25), throwing a career-high tying 8.0 innings of one-run baseball with a career-high 11 strikeouts and no walks ... Picked up the win in final start of the season against Maryland (5.21), giving up just one run on four hits with six strikeouts over 7.0 innings.
Appeared in 21 games, including eight starts, and had a 4-4 record and two saves with a 6.46 ERA ... Led the team in innings pitched (62.2) and strikeouts (51), while also tying for the team lead in victories ... Ranks second in school history for strikeout-walk ratio by a freshman with 3.19 (51-16) and tied for ninth in appearances by a freshman ... Made first collegiate start against Marshall (2.22), allowing five runs, only two earned, and six hits in 5 1/3 innings ... Made relief outing against UNC Wilmington (3.4), giving up a run on three hits in two innings of work. Struck out two Seahawks and did not walk a batter ... Threw a scoreless ninth inning against Elon (3.11), allowing a hit and a walk ... Picked up first collegiate win at Appalachian State (3.17), tossing 6 2/3 innings and allowing one run on six hits ... Earned first save in series opener against NC State (3.20), retiring the only batter he faced in the ninth ... Notched second save of the season against Davidson (3.24), retiring the only batter he faced in the 11th inning ... Recorded second win of the season against Charlotte (3.31), throwing seven innings and giving up three runs on four hits ... Picked up third win of the season in relief against Virginia Tech (4.4), tossing 1 1/3 hitless innings and striking out one ... Pitched a perfect inning of relief against UNC Greensboro (4.15) and struck out two of the three batters he faced ... Threw well in relief against Georgia Tech (4.19), allowing a run on four hits, while fanning three in 2 2/3 innings ... Earned fourth win of the season against Davidson (4.28), throwing a career-best eight innings and allowing just one run on five hits. Struck out a career-high seven batters against the Wildcats and did not walk a man ... Started season finale against Miami (5.16) and allowed three runs, two of them earned, on 11 hits in six innings pitched. Struck out six Hurricanes and did not allow a base on balls.
Ranked the 20th-best prospect in the state of North Carolina by Impact Baseball ... Four-year starter at Wesleyan High School where he was named an all-conference player four times and an all-state selection three times ... High school team won the state championship during his senior year ... Named All-State Player of the Year his senior season ... Threw three no-hitters and recorded 96 strikeouts as a junior ... Was the number one pitcher on a league team that went to a summer league world series ... Member of the Beta Club.
Born on October 26, 1989 ... Son of Ken and Susan Dimock ... Majoring in sociology.