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Wayne Daniel Ough
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
Ough pitched for the Australian junior national team in 1996. He pitched for the Gold Coast Cougars in the 1996-1997 Australian Baseball League, going 1-0 with a 9.72 ERA in 8 games. He allowed 13 hits and 7 walks in only 8 1/3 IP. In 1997-1998, Ough gave up 9 hits (3 homers) and 8 runs in 4 innings for Gold Coast.
Wayne was picked by the New York Mets in the 15th round of the 2000 amateur draft. He made his professional debut in 2000 with the Kingsport Mets, going 3-2 with a save and a 3.56 ERA. Ough was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA for the '01 Brooklyn Cyclones with 17 walks in 16 2/3 IP.
In 2002, the right-hander went 5-7 with 2 saves and a 3.61 ERA for the Capital City Bombers and 1-4 with a 4.64 ERA for the Cyclones; overall, he walked 62 in 110 1/3 IP, an improvement if still not good. Ough posted a 7-5, 2.86 record with a save for the 2003 St. Lucie Mets, walking only 37 in 103 2/3 IP while fanning 97. Had he qualified, he would have been 8th in the Florida State League in ERA.
Ough backslid in 2004 with St. Lucie (1-3, 8.82) and the Binghamton Mets (2-5, 6.63). He allowed 111 hits in 89 2/3 IP and walked 46 while striking out 61. He still made the Australian squad in the 2004 Olympics, tossing four shutout innings for the AROOs, including one against Cuba. Australia finished with a Silver Medal; Ough did not appear in the Gold Medal game loss to Cuba.
Ough made his first appearance in the Australian leagues in 7 years when he was with the Queensland Rams in the 2005 Claxton Shield. He was 1-1 in the event with 3 runs (all unearned) in 8 innings. Out of the Mets system, Ough signed with the Brockton Rox but had little success, with 28 hits, 10 walks and 10 runs in 17 2/3 IP; he got a save.
In the 2006 Claxton Shield, Ough was hammered for 14 hits and 7 runs in 9 innings. He was 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA for the 2006 Quebec Capitales to end his career in the Western Hemisphere.
Ough tossed two shutout innings in the 2007 Claxton Shield.
Ough pitched for Draci Brno in the 2009 Czech Extraliga, helping them to a pennant. He was 1-1 with two saves, allowing only 2 runs (1 earned) in 18 2/3 IP. He struck out 30 and held opponents to a .133 average. He outperformed all of his moundmates, including former major leaguer Greg McCarthy and Czech national team mainstays Jakub Toufar, Petr Minařík and Radek Procházka.
In 2012, he was named manager for Technika Brno.