26 Drew Clothier
Drew Clothier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Tenn.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
LHP

Experience:
1VL

Major:
Systems Management



Talented left-handed hurler ... expected to vie for spot in head coach Joe Sottolano's weekend rotation this spring ... high-ceiling southpaw with great deal of natural ability ... features two plus breaking pitches ... boasts nasty split-finger fastball and improving changeup ... adept at working both sides of plate ... not afraid to pitch inside ... touches upper-80s on radar gun ... impact player ... will work toward harnessing wealth of talent ... pitching consistently in strike zone will be key to success ... contributed significantly in rookie campaign ... utilized mostly as midweek starter ... filled valuable role in Black Knights' bullpen as well ... could return to those roles during sophomore campaign ... letterman.

2005: Appeared in 10 contests ... started three of those outings ... fashioned 0-2 record with deceiving 10.89 earned run average ... allowed 30 base hits in 19.0 innings of mound work ... opened season in starting rotation ... struggled through rough collegiate debut against highly regarded College of Charleston ... allowed six hits and eight earned runs over three innings of work ... struggles continued following week at Duke ... touched for seven hits and eight runs (seven earned) in 1.1-inning relief stint versus Blue Devils ... settled down nicely from that point on ... permitted earned runs in just three of final eight outings ... drew starting assignments against Quinnipiac and Connecticut ... posted scoreless relief outings against Fairfield, Siena and Rhode Island ... flashed signs of brilliant potential with "filthy" performance versus Siena ... fired two perfect innings of relief against Saints ... fanned pair of batters in dominant showing ... came on to retire Rhode Island batter to help preserve victory over Atlantic 10 Conference-champion Rams.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Buster Kelso at Christian Brothers High ... two-time letterwinner ... focused attention on pitching responsibilities ... fired three no-hitters as a senior ... all-metro selection ... named to all-state tournament team ... attended all-male high school.

PERSONAL: Given name is James Andrew Clothier ... born Feb. 18, 1986, in Memphis, Tenn. ... parents' names are Pam Emerson and Jim Clothier ... stepmother's name is Michelle Clothier ... stepfather's name is George Emerson ... majoring in Systems Management.

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