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No. 10
Jeremy Sowers

Sophomore-1L
LHP

Left/Left
6-1 * 175

Louisville, Ky.
(Ballard)

Corbin's Comments: "Will be a leader on the Commodore pitching staff as a sophomore. Has the chance to be one of the top pitchers in both the SEC and the country. A smart and savvy pitcher who can field his position and hold runners."

As a Freshman (2002): Named to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team as one of the 19 starting pitchers and 71 players honored nationwide... Made 13 starts in 15 appearances on the mound... Led all Commodore pitchers in wins (six), ERA (4.37), innings pitched (101.0), strikeouts (85) and pickoffs (12)... His 101.0 innings pitched set a single-season record for VU freshmen hurlers while his 85 strikeouts were the third-most by a VU freshman pitcher in school history... His 85 strikeouts ranked sixth-best in the league among all pitchers and first among all freshmen hurlers... Eighty of the 104 hits he surrendered were singles... Pitched seven or more innings in 12 of 13 starts and registered a pair of complete games... Led all SEC pitchers with 12 pickoffs... Ranked fourth in the league with 85 strikeouts... Named SEC Pitcher of the Week after he scattered four hits, two walks and an earned run while striking out 10 at Louisville (2/24) in his collegiate debut... Struck out a season-high 12 and allowed only three hits in eight innings of work against Iowa (3/2) in his Hawkins Field debut... Struck out 10 and gave up six hits and two earned runs in a 9.0-inning no-decision effort at Central Florida (3/8)... Scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out eight against Mississippi State (4/28) to post his first collegiate complete-game shutout victory in his top conference performance... Helped guide the Wareham Gatemen to the Cape Cop Baseball League championship during the summer... Recorded a 5-4 record with a 1.52 ERA and team-high 56 strikeouts during the regular season with the Gatemen... Shared the Albert Bigelow Award for the team's most valuable pitcher with Texas A&M left-hander Kyle Parcus.

High School: Selected by Cincinnati in the first round (20th pick overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft... Named National High School All-American by Baseball America... Named Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, Mr. Kentucky Baseball and Kentucky High School Coaches Association Athlete of the Year as a senior at Ballard High School... Recorded a 10-2 record and 0.75 ERA, with 156 strikeouts, 18 walks and nine earned runs in 89 innings as a senior... Threw 13 complete games and eight shutouts in his final high school season... Posted a 13-0 mark and 0.16 ERA with 129 strikeouts in 85.2 innings pitched as a junior... Threw 13 complete games with seven shutouts as a junior... Tossed four career no-hitters as a Bruin... Named All-State, All-Section, All-Region and County Player of the Year while leading the team to consecutive appearances in the state championship game as a junior and senior... Member of BETA club and National Honor Society... Led the USA Baseball Junior National Team to a silver medal finish at the Pan American Tournament in Camaguey, Cuba in July 2001, registering a 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA, with 28 strikeouts and eight walks while limiting the opposition to a .148 batting average... Named to the 2001 Pan American All-Tournament team.

Personal: Jeremy Bryan Sowers... Born on 5/17/83 in St. Clairsville, Ohio... Parents are Jerry and Beth Sowers and Rob and Becky Campbell... Has a sister Brianna and twin brother, Josh, who is a right-handed pitcher and infielder at Yale... Majoring in Political Science... Chose Vanderbilt over Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida and Duke... Favorites include steak, the television show "Seinfeld," 80s music and comedian Eddie Murphy... Word that best describes him is composed... Most treasured possession is the support of his family... If he had another career it would be as a 1980s hair-band lead singer... Advice to youngsters is "Be like Steve Perry, don't stop believing."

Career Highs
Innings Pitched: 9.0, 3x; last at Auburn (3/5/02)
Strikeouts: 12 vs. Iowa (3/2/02)

Pitching vs. The SEC
Team W-L ERA G IP H ER BB SO HR
Arkansas 1-0 3.86 1 7.0 4 3 4 6 0
Auburn 0-0 6.00 1 9.0 12 6 2 4 0
Florida 0-1 10.80 1 5.0 10 6 4 2 2
Georgia 0-1 8.59 1 7.1 11 7 4 6 2
Kentucky 1-0 3.86 1 7.0 7 3 3 5 0
LSU 0-1 7.04 1 7.2 9 6 2 8 2
Ole Miss 0-1 6.75 1 8.0 8 6 2 7 1
Miss. State 1-0 0.00 1 9.0 7 0 1 8 0
USC 0-1 5.14 1 7.0 12 4 2 3 1
Tennessee 1-0 5.62 1 8.0 11 5 2 1 1
Career 4-5 5.52 10 75.0 91 46 26 50 9

Sower's Career Statistics

Year ERA W L App GS CG Sho CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg WP HBP SFA SHA
2002 4.37 6 5 15 13 2 1 0 2 101 104 53 49 31 85 14 1 9 425 .278 5 10 4 6
Tot 4.37 6 5 15 13 2 1 0 2 101 104 53 49 31 85 14 1 9 425 .278 5 10 4 6

Sowers' Career Game-by-Game Pitching Statistics
2002 - Freshman Year (15 Appearances: 13 Starts/ 2 Relief)

Date Opponent W-L-Sv IP H R ER BB SO
2/24/02 S-at Louisville W 7.0 4 1 1 2 10
3/2/02 S-Iowa W 8.0 3 0 0 2 12
3/8/02 S-at Central Fla. - 9.0 6 3 2 1 10
3/15/02 S-at LSU L 7.2 9 6 6 2 8
3/22/02 S-Georgia L 7.1 11 8 7 4 6
3/30/02 S-Arkansas W 7.0 4 3 3 4 6
4/6/02 S- at Mississippi L 8.0 8 6 6 2 7
4/12/02 S-South Carolina L 7.0 12 5 4 1 0
4/16/02 R-Evansville Sv 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
4/19/02 S-at Florida L 5.0 10 7 6 4 2
4/23/02 R-Middle Tenn. Sv 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
4/28/02 S-Miss. St. W 9.0 7 0 0 1 8
5/5/02 S-at Auburn - 9.0 12 6 6 2 4
5/12/02 S-Kentucky W 7.0 7 3 3 3 5
5/18/02 S-at Tennessee W 8.0 11 5 5 2 1
Totals   6-5-1 101.0 104 53 49 31 85
 






 



 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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