Coach Corbin Quote: Jason went from student manager to pitcher a year ago. He was put in some difficult situations and did very well. He works off of deception and continues to get better.
2007: Former team manager who tried out and made the team in the fall ... Pitched 4.2 innings of two-hit scoreless relief against Ole Miss (5/26) at the SEC tournament in a win that pushed the Commodores into the tourney finale. Walked three and struck out two in longest performance of his career ... Gave up a run on two hits in 0.1 innings against Tennessee Tech (4/25) ... Pitched two scoreless innings of three-hit relief against Arkansas (3/25) with a strikeout ... Made first collegiate appearance against Western Kentucky (3/20) and recorded an out.
2006: Served as a team manager ... On Deeg Sezna Scholarship.
High School: A four-year letterwinner in baseball at Greater Atlanta Christian School ... Was the school's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year during his senior year in 2005 ... Earned the Baseball Spartan Spirit Award as a senior and also named to the Gwinnett Dugout Club Academic All-County team ... Helped lead team to the state Final Four in 2002 and 2004 and to the state runner-up finish in 2003 ... Also lettered one season in basketball ... Was an exceptional student, earning salutatorian plaudits at graduation and was a National Merit Finalist ... Also a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and earned star student recognition for registering the highest SAT score in the school.
Personal: Jason Bayer Cunningham ... Majoring in mathematics ... Born 9/26/86 in Decatur, Ga. ... Son of Ed and Patricia Cunningham ... Has a brother Doug, who played baseball for Birmingham Southern ... Mother was on the golf team at Florida while father played tennis for Williams College ... Favorites include: Tom Glavine, Danny Wuerfel, movie Gangs of New York, TV Show: Heroes, Denzel Washington and Waffle House...Lists Ty Cobb as the greatest baseball player of all time ... If he could change one thing about his sport it would be to get rid of radar guns ... His advice to youngsters is to not take no for an answer and if you want it, to make it happen.