Wake Forest defeated Georgia Tech 11-3 to take the series on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Walter on McLeod
"After spending most of his college career in the bullpen, John moves into a starting role for us this year. His stuff is electric and he has great feel and command of three pitches. He will have a great year for us at the front of our rotation."
2014 (Redshirt Junior)
Had a great season as the Saturday night starter ... Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles (21st round, 631st overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft ... Suffered a season-ending hand injury on April 19 against Florida State ... Had a 2.33 ERA with a 5-2 record in 10 starts ... Pitched 58.0 innings and gave up just 15 earned runs and 22 runs total ... Struck out 48 while not giving up a home run ... Made his season debut starting against Georgetown (Feb. 16) and struck out a career-high 10 batters while not giving up any runs in 6.0 innings ... Struck out five in 6.2 innings against Missouri (Feb. 22) ... Went 7.0 innings and struck out five, earning the win against Saint Louis (March 1) ... Gave up just one hit and struck out nine at Boston College (March 21) ... Earned his fourth win of the season at Notre Dame (March 30) and his fifth win against Maryland (April 5) ... Struck out two against Florida State (April 19) in his final appearance.
Missed the entire season due to injury.
2012 (Sophomore) Made 23 appearances out of the bullpen and posted a 4.71 ERA in 21.0 innings ... Struck out 18 batters and walked just seven ... Allowed opponents to hit at a .266 clip for the season ... Did not record a decision all year ... Had two strikeouts in an outing on four different occasions, including vs. Valparaiso (3/6), vs. Florida State (3/24), at North Carolina (4/1) and vs. Virginia Tech (4/20) ... Went a season-long 2.1 innings the Seminoles on 3/24 ... Did not allow an earned run in 18 of his 23 appearances.
2011 (Freshman) Was a go-to left-handed arm out of the bullpen, ranking third on the team with 26 appearances ... Made two midweek starts, while 24 of his appearances were in relief ... His 26 appearances are tied for the third-most by any freshman in Wake Forest history ... Finished the year with a 6.11 ERA in 28.0 innings of work, while striking out 22 batters ... Did not allow a run in his first four appearances, spanning 3.0 innings ... Picked up his first-career victory in 1.2 innings of work against North Carolina on March 13 ... Allowed just one hit and one walk in the win over the Tar Heels ... Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings against Charlotte on March 22 ... Recorded a season-high three strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against Virginia Tech on April 10 ... Made his first-career start against Winthrop on April 19, and started his very next appearance against Elon on April 27.
Member of the Washington Nationals team at the 2009 Area Code Games ... Named First Team All-State as a junior ... Recorded a 7-0 record with a 1.63 ERA and 46 strikeouts during junior season ... Led his team to a 20-2 record and a league championship in 2009 ... Team captain during sophomore and junior seasons.
Born June 3, 1992 ... Son of Stew and Darlene McLeod ... Sociology major.