|14 Shawn Armstrong|
Electric right-hander with three quality pitches who continued his development over the summer in the Coastal Plain League ... Will compete for a starting spot in the weekend rotation ... 2010: Appeared in 22 games making three starts on the mound ... Worked 44.0 innings where he posted a 0-2 record with 45 strikeouts, 15 walks and a 4.30 ERA ... Finished the season with a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio ... Allowed 29 runs (21 earned) on 45 hits ... Held opposing hitters to a .268 average ... Started games against Cal State Northridge, James Madison and Houston ... Tossed a career-best five innings twice (Cal State Northridge and Tulane) ...In relief, worked two or more innings seven times ... Fanned a career-best four batters five times and had multiple punch outs in 13 outings ... Did not allow a run in nine of 22 outings ... In league play allowed 15 runs (nine earned) in 19.2 innings with 13 strikeouts, two walks and posted a 4.12 ERA (team-best for relievers) in 10 games (tied for team lead) ... Issued one or fewer walks in 20 of 22 outings (none in 11 games) ... Out of the bullpen sported a 3.89 ERA in 19 games working 34.2 innings with 36 strikeouts and 11 walks ... Enjoyed equal success against lefties (.262) and right-handers (.271) ... Leadoff hitters were held to a .211 average ... Recorded a 3.00 ERA or better when working the first (3.00), second (2.25), third (3.00), fifth (2.35) and sixth (1.12) innings ... Did not appear in post-season play ... Preferred pitching inside Clark-LeClair Stadium where he sported a 2.90 ERA (third-best on team) than on the road with a 7.62 ERA ... When pitching during the day his ERA was one run lower (3.90) than at night (4.96) ... Appeared in four games against nationally-ranked teams recording seven strikeouts to just two walks with a 6.75 ERA ... Took home the 2010 Fire of Blackbeard individual title ... 2010 Summer: Played in the Coastal Plain League with current teammate D.J. Jauss for the Morehead City Marlins ... Helped the Marlins to the South Division title with a 4-3 overall record in 12 appearances (nine starts) ... Sported a 2.25 ERA and ranked among the league leaders in strikeouts (4th/72), IP (4th/64.0) and opposing batting average (5th/.178) ... 2009: Granted a medical redshirt after re-injuring arm ... Appeared in two games, both starts at Clark-LeClair Stadium ... Posted a 1-0 record allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits in 6.1 innings ... Notched first collegiate win in first career start against UNC Asheville (3/11), where he worked four innings allowing two hits and one walk in a 21-1 Pirate win ... Second career start was against Norfolk State (3/18) where he surrendered four runs (three earned) on three hits in 2.1 innings ... West Craven High School: Two-sport athlete that lettered in baseball (four) and cross country (two) ... Two-time Coastal 8 All-Conference selection (junior and senior) ... As a senior picked up pre-season Rawlings and Louisville Slugger All America honors ... Named all-area as a senior ... Helped the Eagles to a 14-10 overall record under the direction of head coach Ryan Whitney ... Limited in action during senior season due to labrum surgery ... During junior campaign posted a 5-3 record, with a 2.36 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 44 innings ... Named team's Most Outstanding Pitcher ... Hit three home runs, drove in 21 runs and was selected to pitch in the State Games of North Carolina and also invited by Major League Baseball to participate in the East Coast Professional Showcase in Lakeland Florida last August ... Impact Baseball Ranked Armstrong third in the state in the "Top 50 Seniors in North Carolina" ... Baseball America ranked Armstrong No. 60 in the country in its Top Prospect Ranking in the Fall of 2007 ... Four-time honor roll student at West Craven ... In the summer of 2007 continued stellar play pitching for the Bayside Yankees and Manager Mark Cuseta posting a 3-0 record with a 2.50 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 39 innings allowing only 25 hits ... Personal: Full name is Shawn Michael Armstrong ... Born September 11, 1990 in New Bern, N.C. ... Son of Michael and Teresa Armstrong ... Has two siblings (Michael and Alexis) ... Majoring in exercise physiology ... Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2008-09, 2009-10) ... Three-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall `08, Spring `09, Fall `09).
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 5.0 (twice, last vs. Tulane-2 4/3/10); strikeouts: 4 (five times, last vs. James Madison 5/18/10); walks: 3 (twice, last vs. Tulane-2 4/3/10); hits: 7 vs. Cal State Northridge (3/10/10); runs: 5 vs. Cal State Northridge (3/10/10); earned runs: 5 vs. Cal State Northridge (3/10/10).