|23 Chris Powell|
Awarded the honorary No. 23 jersey after the former Pirate head coach Keith LeClair ... Becomes the first Pirate pitcher and fifth player to receive this honor ... 2006: Made 17 appearances with one start during sophomore season posting an 0-1 record ... Allowed 30 hits in 22.2 innings of work with a 5.12 earned run average ... Fanned 14 batters and walked nine ... Opposing hitters batted .313 (30-for-96) against him ... Lone start came against Coastal Carolina (5/10) where he worked 2.2 innings, allowing two runs (earned), on five hits while fanning two and walking two ... Worked a season-high 3.2 innings on two occasions: College of Charleston (2/19) and UCF (4/7) ... Fanned at least two batters in five outings ... Did not surrender a home run on the season ... In 6-of-17 appearances did not allow a hit ... Made one appearance in post-season play against Houston (5/25) working 1.2 innings, striking out one and allowing four hits with no runs ... Had greater success outside of league play sporting a 3.07 ERA in 14.2 innings with ten strikeouts and five walks ... In conference action pitched just eight innings with a 9.00 ERA and four strikeouts ... Ranked among the team leaders in games finished (t-3rd) and appearances (fifth) ... Left-handed batters hit .258 (8-for-31) against him oppose to right-handers hitting .338 (22-for-65) ... Did not allow a single run when working in the first (1.0 IP), second (1.0 IP), fourth (0.2 IP), seventh (6.0 IP) or tenth (0.1 IP) innings ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (0-1, 2.25 ERA, 0 saves in two games), March (0-0, 4.50, 0, 6), April (0-0, 6.00, 0, 3) and May (0-0, 6.23, 0, 6) ... Played summer ball for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League ... Posted a 2-3 record in 28 appearances with a 2.19 ERA ... Combined on one shutout ... Worked 37.0 innings with 42 strikeouts and 12 walks ... Opposing batters collected a .229 average ... Played along side current teammate Harrison Eldridge ... 2005: Appeared in 16 games in his initial season with the Pirate program ... Posted a 1-3 record with a 9.21 earned run average ... Played a pivotal role for a depleted pitching staff logging 28.1 innings which included a pair of starts ... Made season debut against College of Charleston (2/12) pitching 0.2 innings of work ... Recorded first collegiate win against Campbell (3/30) after working 2.2 innings and allowing one run ... Had back-to-back starts against Atlantic Coast Conference schools N.C. State (5/10) and UNC (5/17) ... Against N.C. State allowed eight hits and three runs in a career-high 7.0 innings pitched ... In his next start allowed four runs in 4.1 innings of work while striking out three ... Made lone post-season appearance against Tulane in the Conference USA Tournament recording one inning of work and fanning two ... In three C-USA appearances, recorded a 3.38 ERA in 2.2 innings of work ... Best month came in May (5.11 ERA, 0-2 record with two starts, 12.1 innings of work and seven K's) ... 2004: Did not experience game action during initial season in Pirates' program ... Earned spot on club's developmental roster, working on repertoire and mechanics during redshirt campaign ... High School: A three-year letterman as a pitcher at Asheboro High School... Named all-county, all-conference and team MVP during senior campaign ... Became to first player in school history to pitch a perfect game ... Finished 5-3 on the mound and hit .379 in 2003 ... Named Asheboro's 2003 Mr. Blue Comet Athlete-of- the-Year ... Earned a total of 14 athletic letters (four in swimming and soccer, two in track and one in cross country) ... Picked up all-conference honors in every sport during course of career ... Named to the "Principal's List" because of academic success ... Personal: Full name is Christopher Richard Powell ... Nickname: "CP" ... Born April 23, 1985 in High Point, N.C. ... Son of Robert and Martha Powell ... Has older brother (Robert) ... An English major ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll three semesters ... Two-time C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient (2004-05 and 2005-06).
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 7.0 vs. N.C. State (5/10/05); strikeouts: 3 vs. UNC (5/17/05).