2015 Season (Redshirt Sophomore): Made seven appearances from the bullpen, going 9.2 innings ... tossed 3.0 innings of relief against Toledo (3/15) with two strikeouts and no runs allowed ... earned a save in the season-opener against Miami (Ohio) (2/14), allowing just one hit in 1.1 innings of work.
2014 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 13 games with one start on the season ... ranked fifth in the American Athletic Conference with five saves ... had a 3.40 ERA in 45.0 innings pitched ... recorded 22 strikeouts and only 10 walks ... went 4.0 innings in an 8-5 win over Memphis (5/11) with three strikeouts ...pitched 7.2 innings of one-hit baseball from the bullpen against Rutgers (3/18) while retiring 22-straight RU batters with a career-high five strikeouts, zero walks and zero hit batsman ... picked up his third save of the season against Wright State (4/8) in the first game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic ... earned a three-inning save in an 11-5 win over Temple (4/5) ... made his first-career start against USF (3/30) ... earned his first-career save against Akron (3/14) ... made his Cincinnati debut with 7.0 innings pitched from the bullpen against UMass-Lowell (3/1).
2013 Season (Freshman): Did not play.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Lexington Catholic ... helped Knights win 2012 District 43 championship, as well as 2011 Region 11 title ... named District 43 Most Valuable Player, a Lexington Herald-Leader second-team all-city selection and a KHSAA all-state honorable mention his senior season ... posted a 6-2 record with a 1.17 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 59.2 innings pitched as a senior.
Personal: Colton Troy Cleary ... born Sept. 29, 1993 ... son of Johnnie and Judy Cleary ... has one younger brother, Connor, and an older sister, Casey, who played softball at Bellermine University from 2008-2012 ... cousin Michael Collins was a linebacker at West Virginia University from 1990-1993 ... majoring in exploratory studies.