Jack Armstrong - 21
Innings Pitched: 8.0, vs. South Carolina (4/10/10)
Strikeouts: 5, most recently vs. Florida (5/28/10)
Hits Allowed: 10, vs. Kentucky (Gm 2) (3/27/10)
Walks Allowed: 6, vs. Illinois State (6/6/10)
Runs Allowed: 8, vs. Auburn (4/17/10)
Coach Corbin Quote: Jack bolstered our pitching staff last year as a weekend starter and I expect that he will be in that role again this year. There are not many kids out there that possess the athleticism and pitching tools that Jack does. He continues to make strides every time we give him the baseball. He was the winner of our Omaha Challenge for the pitchers as well.
2011: Gave up his first run of the year in one inning of work against UT-Martin 3/29... Walked one batter in his scoreless inning of work against Tennessee Tech 3/22... Made his season debut striking out the side around two walks and a hit batter against Purdue 3/15.
2010: Went 7-4 with a 4.71 ERA in 16 starts on the mound as a sophomore... Allowed four runs on four hits in 1.1 innings, earning the loss against Florida State in game three of the NCAA Super Regional (6/13)... Allowed three runs on one hit while walking a career-high six batters in four innings against Illinois State at the NCAA Regional (6/6)... Handed second straight loss allowing five runs, four earned on four hits in 4.1 innings against Florida in elimination game at the SEC Tournament (5/28)... Allowed five runs, four earned, on five hits in 2.1 innings with three strikeouts and two walks against Arkansas (5/22) to drop to 7-2 on the year... Notched seventh win of season while scattering nine hits over seven innings, allowing two runs while striking out four and walking two in Sunday game at Mississippi St (5/16)... Improved to 6-1 after allowing two runs, on six hits, (only one extra-base hit) with two walks and three strikeouts in 7.2 innings against LSU (5/9)... Allowed two runs, zero earned with three walks and one strikeout in 4.2 inning no-decision against Tennessee (4/25)... Allowed a career-high eight runs, five earned with three walks and two strikeouts in 2.1 innings, earning the loss against Auburn (4/17)... Won fifth game of year with stellar outing against South Carolina (4/10)... Allowed two runs, one earned, scattering six hits with four strikeouts and two walks in career-high eight innings vs. South Carolina... Improved to 4-0 on the year with strong outing against Florida in series finale... Allowed only four hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six shutout innings against the Gators (4/4)... Allowed career highs in runs (7) and hits (10) while striking out five in five-inning no decision against Kentucky (3/27)... Notched third win of the season in Sunday game against Alabama (3/21), giving up four runs, one earned, scattering eight hits with three strikeouts and three walks in 6.1 innings of work... Allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 6.2 innings of work, earning second win of the season against Ohio (3/14)... Allowed three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 4.2 inning no-decision against Indiana (3/7)... Allowed four runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk in three-inning start against Oklahoma St. in Dodgertown Classic (2/28)... Allowed three runs scattering nine hits with three strikeouts and three walks while earning first win of his career against Niagara (2/21).
2009: Went 0-0 with a 12.91 ERA in six relief appearances on the season... Struck out eight batters in 7.2 innings of work on the season... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in four at-bats as pinch hitter on the year... Allowed one run, one hit and five walks while striking out three in three innings of relief against Georgia (5/8), earning first save of the season... Notched his second hit of his collegiate career with pinch-hit single to right-center in Saturday game of South Carolina series (5/2)... Threw one-inning of scoreless relief in Friday game against South Carolina (5/1)... Gave up three runs on three hits in inning of relief against Belmont (4/1) ... Struck out the side in the final inning against Austin Peay (3/24)... Recorded first hit of collegiate career with single against Belmont (3/18)... Went 0-for-1 with RBI and run scored in pinch-hitting role against Lipscomb (3/10)... Recorded first collegiate strikeout in one inning of relief against Vermont (3/1)... Allowed seven earned while walking three in collegiate debut at Stanford (2/21) ... Named a Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star after going a team best 4-1 with 2.57 ERA while striking out 31 in 35 innings of work for Wareham. Recipient of the Albert Bigelow Award, an award given to the team's most outstanding pitcher. Armstrong's four wins tied for tops in the CCBL. Was named Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week by the CCBL after tossing complete game shutout against Hyannis.
High School: Named 2007-08 Second Team All-Conference and AFLAC All-American Team... Was also named the 2008 Rawlings Preseason All-American and First Team All-Region Baseball... 2008 Homerun Derby winner... Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 36th round out of high school... Helped his team to the 2007 conference championship... Played on an All-American Prospects team... Ranked among the nation's top-200 draft prospects by Perfect Game... Three-year letter winner and starter in baseball and basketball... Named 2007-08 First Team All-Conference in Basketball and also 2008 MVP at Naples Daily Shoot-out Tournament... Led basketball team to 2008 District Championship... Captain of baseball and basketball teams in senior year... Earned the Order of the Arrow (maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher while playing a sport) and the Lamp of Knowledge (3.5 GPA or higher).
Personal: Jack William Armstrong, Jr. ... Born 12/14/89... son of Jack and Kristine Armstrong... Has 3 siblings, Erik, Jessica and Kristofer... Dad pitched in the Major Leagues with the Reds, Indians, Marlins and Rangers. Father was a former pitcher for the Nashville Sounds... Undecided on a major ... Favorite vacation spot is Costa Rica... Favorites include the movie Braveheart, ESPN, Sushi and Lobster... Ten years from now he wants to be playing in the Majors... Most memorable athletic experience is striking out the side in the bottom of the ninth to get the win in the 2007 AFLAC All-American Game... Chose Vanderbilt because of the combination of great athletics and education.