11  Sthil Sowers
Sthil Sowers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hugo, N.C.

High School:
North Lenoir

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 157

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
12/13/1988

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


Has good command of three pitches ... Could find himself in the mix as a midweek starter or in long relief ... Brings experience to the pitching staff appearing in 29 career games ... 2009: Appeared in 14 games with three starts ... Posted a 1-2 record with 24 strikeouts and 14 walks in 26.0 innings ... Allowed 29 runs (25 earned) on 44 hits with a 8.65 ERA ... Picked up lone win of the season in his first relief outing of the season against Monmouth, where he tossed 1.2 shutout innings with a strikeout ...Struck out three batters in first start of the season against No. 11 Oklahoma State (2/26) ... Also recorded starts against Georgia Southern (3/8) and Campbell (3/24) ... Fanned a season-high four against in-state rival UNC Wilmington (4/8) ... Added three-strikeout performances against Georgia Southern (3/8), Richmond (3/17) and Campbell (3/24) ... Had three outings without allowing a hit (Richmond, N.C. State and Rice) ... In six of 14 outings did not surrender a walk ... Registered at least one strikeout in 10 games with two or more coming in eight contests ... When starting a game, ECU posted a 2-1 overall record ... Had better success against lefties (.324/12-for-37) than right-handers (.390/32-for-82) ... Held leadoff hitters to a .333 (8-for-24) batting average ... Boasted a 0.00 ERA when working the sixth and ninth innings ... Allowed just two hits in the first inning (3.00 ERA) ... Made one appearance in post-season play working 1.1 scoreless innings against South Carolina (5/30) allowing two hits, striking out two and walking one ... Appeared in four league games surrendering three runs (all earned) on nine hits ... Enjoyed greater success on the road (6.75 ERA) than inside Clark-LeClair Stadium (11.25 ERA) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (1-0, 14.54 ERA, 0 saves in two games), March (0-2, 9.24, 0, 5), April (0-0, 5.87, 0, 6), May (0-0, 0.00, 0, 1) and June (0-0, 0.00, 0, 0) ... 2008: Named C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Week (4/28) after tossing first career complete game against No. 27 UNC Wilmington ... Posted a 4-4 record with 37 strikeouts, 20 walks with a 4.66 ERA in 58 innings ... Started 10 of 15 games on the mound ... Made collegiate debut against South Carolina (2/24) working 4.1 innings of relief allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts and a pair of walks ... Recorded first collegiate win against VCU (3/11) after giving up three runs with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work ... Also had wins in non-conference action against Campbell and ODU ... Lone save came against UAB (5/4) ... Fanned a season-high seven hitters against Houston (5/23) ... Had three games with five or more punch outs (Campbell, UNC Wilmington and Houston) ... Registered at least one strikeout in 11 games with two or more coming in nine contests ... Worked into the fifth inning seven times and the sixth five times ... Made relief outings against South Carolina, Monmouth, UAB, Tulane and Memphis ... Ranked among the team leaders in saves (t-3rd); starts (4th); wins (t-4th); batters struck out looking (5th) ... When starting a game, ECU posted a 6-4 overall record ... Had better success against right-handers (.265/39-for-147) than lefties (.299/23-for-77) ... Held leadoff hitters to a .211 (12-for-57) batting average ... Allowed just six hits with runners in scoring position and 2-outs (.250), while holding opponents hitless with the bases loaded (0-for-5) ... Recorded an ERA of 2.00 or better when working the second (2.00), eighth (0.00) and 10th or later (0.00) innings ... Made one appearance in the Conway Regional starting against Coastal lasting 1.1 frames allowing four runs on five hits with one walk ... In the C USA Tournament made one start (Houston) lasting 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts, two walks, allowing two runs on five hits ... Sported a 1.59 ERA in three league outings giving up one run on five hits in 5.2 innings ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 4.12 ERA with eight punch outs against nationally-ranked teams ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (0-1, 6.75 ERA, 0 saves in two games), March (2-0, 5.09, 0, 4), April (2-2, 3.38, 0, 4), May (0-1, 2.45, 1, 4) and June (0-0, 27.00, 0, 1) ... High School: A five-time letter winner (4-baseball, 1-soccer) that helped head coach Jim Montague and the Hawks to a pair of state championships (2005 and 2006) ... Three-time Eastern Plain Conference champion ... Helped the Hawks to a 94-22 four-year record ... Earned MVP honors of the Easter Tournament and Rookie-of-the-Year honors as a freshman ... As a sophomore posted an amazing 10-1 record on the mound with two saves ... Struck out 100 batters, walked 21, allowed 37 hits and posted a 0.98 ERA in 72 innings ... Earned Eastern Plains All-Conference accolades ... During junior season went 13-0 with a 0.75 ERA surrendering just 47 hits, with 99 strikeouts and 17 walks ... Picked up team MVP honors as well as Conference Player-of- the Year, MVP of the State Championship and all-state honors ... As a senior was 7-0 with one save ... Sported a 0.31 ERA in 45 innings with 56 strikeouts and 10 walks ... Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 22 round (pick 677) in the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... Member of the Carolina Cubs travel team coached by Ricky Keith ... Two-time participant of the N.C. State Games (2005-06) ... Selected to pitch in the East Coast Professional Showcase in the summer of 2006 ... Rated by Impact Baseball as one of the top-25 players in North Carolina ... Personal: Full name is Henry Sthil Sowers ... Born December 13, 1988 in Greenville, N.C. ... Son of Danny and Marsha Sowers ... Has one sibling (Lee) ... Intended major is sports studies ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in the Fall of '07 ... Named to 2007-08 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 9.0 vs. UNC Wilmington (4/22/08); strikeouts: 7 vs. Houston (5/23/08); walks: 6 vs. Elon (3/18/08); hits: 9 vs. Oklahoma State (2/26/09); runs: 7 (twice, last vs. Campbell 3/24/09); earned runs: 7 vs. Oklahoma State (2/26/09).