Coach Corbin Quote: Caleb had a great summer in the Cape Cod League and continued his progress this fall. He has developed into a quality SEC starter. He has a heavy fastball with two quality secondary pitches. He is a very competitive kid who has improved a great deal over the last year.
2008: Finished 7-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 appearances, including 14 starts... Tied for the team lead in wins, and was second on the team in strikeouts with 90...Made first collegiate appearance and picked up first save in season-opening win against Oregon State (2/22)...Pitched three innings of no-hit baseball, allowing two walks and striking out three against Oregon State...Recorded first career start in home-opener against Evansville...Received no decision against Evansville (2/27) after allowing no runs and five hits in four innings...Struck out three batters and walked two against the Purple Aces...Struck out career-high nine batters and allowed four runs in 7.1 innings to pick up first career win against Louisville (3/4)...Picked up second win of the season against Western Carolina (3/11), allowing one hit and one unearned run in four innings pitched...Made first SEC start against South Carolina (3/16) and picked up the victory, allowing two runs on five hits in 5.2 innings ...Tied a then career high with nine strikeouts against the Gamecocks...Picked up fourth win of the season in relief against Arkansas, throwing three innings and allowing two runs on five hits...Pitched seven shutout innings against Mississippi State (4/12). Allowed just five hits while striking out seven and walking four to pick up fifth win of the year...Struck out a career-high 11 in 8.1 innings in start against Auburn (4/19). Allowed two runs on six hits and walked just one...Charged with loss against Kentucky (4/26) after giving up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks in 4.1 innings ... Picked up seventh win of the year with seven inning start against Tennessee (5/3). Allowed two runs on six hits with six strikeouts and four walks...Threw seven shutout innings against Georgia (5/10) with seven strikeouts and three walks. Allowed just three hits and left the game with a 2-0 lead ... Took the loss after giving up five runs on five hits in four innings with four strikeouts and three walks against Florida (5/16)...Picked up the loss against LSU (5/22) in the SEC Tournament after allowing seven runs on eight hits in five innings pitched ... Took the loss against Oklahoma (5/30) in the NCAA Regional in Tempe. Allowed seven runs, five earned, on nine hits in 5.2 innings with three strikeouts and three walks ... Went a team-best 5-1 with 2.54 ERA in eight starts for Brewster in the Cape Cod League over the summer. Struck out 51 in 46 innings of work. Opponents hit just .209 off him. He was named a Cape Cod League All-Star reserve.
2007: Appeared in three games, did not allow a run while striking out one and walking two in 2.2 innings ... Received Redshirt ... Played for the Keane Swampbats of the New England Collegiate League over the summer. Made eight starts and went 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA with 37 strikeouts and 15 walks in 37.2 innings.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Mt. Juliet High ... Was a three-time all-district selection ... Was the 9-AAA tournament MVP as a senior ... Was the district MVP and also earned all-region and all-state honors as a junior in 2005 ... Earned all-region honors in 2004 ...Helped lead the team to the sectional playoffs in 2006, district championships in 2005-06 and regionals in 2004 ... Two-year captain on the baseball team ... Also lettered one season in basketball ... Was the junior class president and member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Caleb Kent Cotham ... Born 11/6/87 .... Son of Dave and Melinda Cotham ... Has a brother, Josh, who is a freshman baseball player at Lipscomb ... An economics major... Favorites include Tiger Woods, movies Blow and Dark Knight, Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Family Guy, Johnny Depp and John Mayer ... One person, living or dead, he would like to have dinner with is Thomas Jefferson.