23 Wade Greenlee
Wade Greenlee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bourbonnais, Ill.

High School:
Bradley-Bourbonnais

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 233

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3VL



Hard-throwing righty ... impressive physical specimen with thick muscle mass ... rising fastball routinely touches upper-80s ... emerged as Patriot League's premier relief pitcher last spring ... boasts ability to dominate hitters ... repertoire includes crisp breaking ball and effective changeup ... can locate all three pitches for strikes ... intimidating presence on mound ... spent fall of freshman year as reserve tight end on Army football team ... capable of handling heavy workload ... boasts ability to close out games ... will be given opportunity at starting spot this spring ... three-year letterman.

MILESTONES: Listed by Collegiate Baseball as one of Patriot League's "Top Players to Watch" this spring ... sports 4.61 career earned run average.

2004: Second team All-Patriot League selection ... flourished in set-up role out of Army bullpen ... spelled Milan Dinga in closer's role for brief stretch ... served as valuable bridge to Black Knights' stopper most of year ... registered gaudy numbers in relief ... authored 4-0 record with two saves and stingy 2.78 earned run average ... struck out 29 batters and walked only two for gaudy 14-1 strikeout-walk ratio ... allowed 44 hits in 45.1 innings of work ... ranked fourth on club in innings pitched, third in appearances with 19 ... posted 2-0 record with one save and 3.06 ERA in Patriot League action ... fanned 12 and walked only one in conference action ... drew one starting assignment ... stranded six of nine runners inherited ... held opponents to .251 batting average ... ranked third among Patriot League leaders in earned run average and tied for sixth in both victories and appearances ... registered relief wins against UMBC, Sacred Heart, Lafayette and arch-rival Navy ... fired 3.2 innings of shutout bullpen work to pick up early season victory against Sacred Heart ... combined with Ben Mayhew, Brad Johnson and Wes Bumgardner on shutout ... saved finest effort of season for road date against Navy ... tossed 4.0 innings of scoreless relief to help Black Knights to exciting come-from-behind extra-inning victory over Mids ... fanned three and did not walk batter in that clutch performance ... fired 2.0 shutout innings of relief versus College of Charleston in NCAA Regional showing ... allowed just one earned run over final 10 appearances, spanning 16.2 innings ... recorded saves against Lehigh and Columbia.

2003: Emerged as one of Black Knights' most dependable starting pitchers throughout solid sophomore showing ... appeared in 11 contests ... gained six starting nods ... emerged as candidate for Patriot League pitching rotation by midseason ... earned pair of conference starting assignments at year's end ... compiled 2-5 mark with 4.93 earned run average overall ... logged 49.1 innings pitched ... total ranked second among team leaders ... struck out 34 and walked only 16 ... did not post a decision in three Patriot League showings ... registered 4.80 ERA across 15.0 innings of league work ... struck out nine and walked three ... drew league starts against Bucknell and Holy Cross ... Black Knights captured both those decisions ... combined with two relievers on 5-0 shutout of Quinnipiac ... fired 7.0 shutout innings to lead victory ... struck out eight and walked just one in season-best performance ... allowed only one earned run and five hits over 8.0 innings during road defeat of Sacred Heart ... yielded three hits and two runs over 5.2 innings of work in no-decision against Holy Cross ... dropped final three verdicts of season ... turned in solid 4.1-inning relief stint against Lafayette ... permitted just one earned run during lone conference bullpen showing ... outing led to later Patriot League starts.

2002: Made immediate contributions to Army squad as a freshman ... appeared in eight contests ... drew five starting assignments ... posted 2-3 record with 6.32 earned run average ... allowed 36 hits in 30.1 innings of mound work ... fanned 19, while walking 15 ... did not appear in Patriot League contest ... fired complete-game, two-hit shutout against Hofstra in collegiate debut ... struck out five and walked five against Pride ... performance led to Patriot League "Rookie of the Week" citation ... tossed 7.0 scoreless innings during late-season win over St. Francis (N.Y.) ... yielded just three singles in picking up second collegiate win ... recorded other starts against C.W. Post, Brown and New York Tech ... closed rookie year on high note ... allowed just two earned runs and nine hits over final 14.0 innings ... impressive stretch spanned three games ... posted flashy 1.29 earned run average during that period ... club prevailed in two of those three outings.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Mike Mulligan at Bradley-Bourbonnais High ... three-sport standout ... garnered three varsity letters in baseball and basketball, two in football ... captained all three squads during busy senior year ... split time between pitching mound and outfield on diamond ... helped team to state championship during final year ... state player of the year ... earned all-state, all-conference and all-area honors as well ... established five school pitching records, including season marks for strikeouts, innings pitched, wins and winning percentage.

PERSONAL: Given name is Gerald Wade Greenlee ... born April 3, 1983, in Kankakee, Ill. ... parents' names are Pam and Bruce Greenlee ... majoring in Engineering Management.

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