2013: Selected in 15th Round (460th overall) of 2013 MLB Draft by Texas Rangers. Set a school record for single season pitching appearances with 38, all out of the bullpen. Was 4-1 with a save and a 1.04 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched. Recorded final two outs, including a strikeout for the last out, to earn first career save in Cardinals' NCAA Super Regional clinching win at Vanderbilt. Pitched one inning of scoreless relief in Super Regional opener at Vanderbilt. Had two shutout relief appearances in Cardinals' NCAA Regional sweep. Struck out two in 1.1 innings of shutout relief against UConn in BIG EAST Championship opener. Made a pair of scoreless relief outings in sweep of Pittsburgh. Had two strikeouts in one inning of shutout work in the opener with the Panthers before adding 1.1 innings of work with two more strikeouts in finale. Struck out four in two innings of shutout relief in the Cardinals' 6-3 win at Ohio State on May 14. Made two scoreless relief appearances in sweep at UConn, including striking out four in 1.2 innings of shutout work in the finale. Struck out a career best six in matching a career long with three innings of shutout relief in Cards' win over No. 14 Indiana on May 8. Had two more scoreless relief outings for the Cardinals in the three-game sweep at Villanova. Made a pair of shutout relief appearances in Cardinals' sweep of Georgetown. Came out of the bullpen for 2.2 innings of relief allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts to earn his third win of the season. Recorded a pair of outs in a scoreless relief appearance at WKU on April 9. Made a pair of scoreless relief appearances in Cardinals' series sweep at Cincinnati. Pitched career best three innings of shutout relief allowing only one hit with two strikeouts against No. 6 Kentucky on April 2. Made two lefty-on-lefty appearances against No. 15 Notre Dame and earned strikeouts in both outings. Had a pair of strikeouts in less than an inning of shutout relief at No. 19 Indiana on March 27. Made longest outing of the season with 1.2 innings of shutout relief while striking out two. Struck out the only batter he faced in Louisville's 8-7 win over Alabama on March 10. Earned first loss of the after the only batter he faced reached on an infield single and later scored the go-ahead run in the Cards' March 3 loss to Kent State. Retired the only batter he faced to bridge the gap for the Louisville bullpen in a 2-1 win over Akron on Feb. 24. Made two shutout appearances out of the Cardinals' bullpen in the opening weekend. Had one strikeout in a scoreless frame against Purdue. Struck out only batter he faced in season-opener against Indiana.
2012: Was 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 21 relief appearances and 15.0 innings of work. Pitched a scoreless inning of relief in Cards' April 17 win at Indiana. Had two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of shutout relief on April 3 against WKU. Made his second straight scoreless relief appearance with an inning of work against Cincinnati on March 23. Pitched a perfect inning of relief against Ohio State on March 20. Matched a career-high with 2.0 innings of relief against No. 12 Ole Miss on March 14 while allowing one run on three hits with season-high three strikeouts. Had career best scoreless streak halted at 7.2 innings with an unearned run against Oakland on Feb. 25. Retired the final out of the seventh inning against EKU with one pitch to extend scoreless streak to 6.2 innings. Made season debut by recording a pair of outs against Minnesota on Feb. 17.
2011: Was 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in 19 relief appearances on the mound. Also hit .143 in limited appearances as a position player. Came out of the bullpen for two scoreless appearances against Notre Dame. Made first career start in the outfield as the Cardinals' leftfielder on May 6 at Seton Hall. Had first career hit at the plate with a pinch hit single against Eastern Michigan on May 4. Struck out the side with a perfect seventh inning of relief at Western Kentucky on April 5. Pitched 0.2 innings of shutout relief at USC on March 15. Retired the only batter he faced in a brief relief appearance on March 5 against Kent State. Came out of the bullpen for first career appearance and earned the win against Toledo on Feb. 27 after allowing just one run on one hit with one strikeout in 2.0 innings of relief.
High School: Ege was a three-time All-State selection and finished with the seventh-lowest ERA in Iowa high school baseball history during his prep career at Washington High School, where he earned five letters and made five straight state tournament appearances with head coach Scott Koch. As a senior, he pitched a no-hitter with 21 strikeouts. He was an All-State honoree during his senior season after finishing with a 6-2 record on the mound with a 0.97 ERA and 130 strikeouts to go along with a .456 average at the plate with nine home runs, 34 RBI and 32 runs. He earned First Team All-State honors as a junior when he hit .477 with four home runs, 30 RBI, 29 runs scored and 14 stolen bases, while on the mound, he was 9-1 with a 0.22 ERA, the seventh-best ERA in Iowa prep history, and 115 strikeouts in 64 innings pitched. As a sophomore, he hit .478 with three home runs, 45 RBI, 36 runs scored and 19 stolen bases and was 12-0 on the mound with a 1.04 ERA and 84 strikeouts as Washington HS earned a state runner-up finish. As a freshman in 2007, he hit .369 with 24 RBI and 24 runs scored as Washington won the state title. He competed in the 2009 World Wood Bat Association World Championship, the 2009 WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship and the 2009 Top Prospect Midwest Showcase. He has also earned three letters in basketball.
Personal: Born Cody Paul Ege on May 8, 1991, in Sioux City, Iowa. Son of John Ege and Jayme and Barb Messerole. Has five siblings, Jeff, Cory, Curtis, Amber and Kayla. Majoring in exercise science at the University of Louisville. Plans to teach and become a coach after college. People with the greatest influences on his career are his father and his brother Cory because they always pushed him to be the best. Hobbies and outside interests include competing in anything, playing other sports and trying new things. Favorite movies are Shooter, The Mechanic and Into the Blue. Enjoys watching Prison Break. Favorite athletes are Alex Rodriguez, LeBron James and Robinson Cano. Favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries. Favorite foods are seafood, Chinese and Mexican. Enjoys eating at Qdoba and Red Lobster. Favorite teams are the New York Yankees and the Miami Dolphins. Enjoys listening to most anything but primarily hip hop and R&B. Favorite quote is "Winners never quit; quitters never win." If he could have dinner with three people, he would choose Michael Jordan, Robinson Cano and Lil Wayne. Something not many people know about Cody is that a Super Glue bottle blew up in his face and glued his eyes shut when he was young.