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Navy vs. Army

April 12, 2008

Career Honors
  • Patriot League Rookie of the Week (March 6, 2007)
  • Career Statistics

    Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
    2007....  3.22   3-3    14  10   2   0/0     0  67.0   63   35   24   21   52
    TOTAL...  3.22   3-3    14  10   2   0/0     0  67.0   63   35   24   21   52

    Game-by-Game Statistics
    Produced one of the best freshman seasons on the mound in Navy history ... developed into the team's No. 3 starter during league play ... concluded the year with a 3.22 ERA in 67.0 innings and a 3-3 record ... two of his losses came when Navy was shutout ... appeared in 14 games, 10 of which he started ... tossed a pair of complete games ... walked only 21 and struck out 52 ... limited the opposition to a .246 (63-for-256) batting average ... his 10 starts and 52 strikeouts were a Navy freshman record ... his 67.0 innings were second most in school history by a plebe (Toby Moore - 68.0 IP, 1993) ... ranked among the Patriot League's top-10 pitchers in strikeouts (seventh), opposing batting average (seventh), innings pitched (eighth), ERA (ninth) and games started (tenth) ... opponents only successful in seven of 11 stolen base attempts ... recorded four quality starts (6.0+ IP and 3- ER) ... pitched quite well in league action despite a 2-3 mark ... produced a 3.86 ERA in 30.1 innings with only eight walks and 20 strikeouts ... allowed less than a hit per inning (29 H/30.1 IP) ... on the road, he boasted a miniscule 1.61 ERA in 22.1 innings with only three walks allowed ... extremely effective in getting the ball hit on the ground, as he registered a 2.0 groundout/flyout ratio ... able to get out of trouble in an inning, evidenced by an opponent .222 (10-for-45) batting average with runners on base and two outs ... extremely tough in the early going, as he owned a 1.31 ERA in 20.2 innings of action between the first and second innings ... in that span, he allowed only 12 hits and fanned 23 batters ... came out of the bullpen and fired four innings of three-hit, one-run relief with no walks and a strikeout in his collegiate debut at Florida A&M (Feb. 10) ... made his first-career start against Iona, as he fanned six in 4.2 innings (Feb. 18) ... did not allow an earned in run in 6.2 innings during his next start against Georgetown (Feb. 28) ... retired six batters via strikeout in 4.2 innings of relief during Navy's 11-inning win over Yale (March 25) ... picked up his first-career win in front of many friends, family, former high school teammates and coaches against Holy Cross (April 1) ... scattered three hits in a complete-game performance with only one walk and four strikeouts ... came one out away from becoming just the fourth Navy freshman in program history to fire a complete game shutout ... earned his second win of the year against Lehigh, fanning seven in 6.1 innings of two-run baseball (April 16) ... followed with a gutsy performance against Army on week later (April 22) ... allowed only one run on eight hits in a complete-game, extra-inning loss to the Black Knights ... in his final outing of the year against UMES, he allowed only one hit and no earned runs over 5.0 innings with five strikeouts to collect the win (May 6) ... he held the Hawks hitless over the first-5.0 innings of that contest.

    High School:
    Attended Northfield Mount Hermon High School ... earned four letters in baseball and three in hockey ... First-Team All-Central New England Prep School League selection as a junior and senior ... named team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... winner of the Thompson Blanket Award, Ralph E. Jillson Award and Nettie M. Johnson Memorial Award as a senior ... recorded a 3.34 ERA in 44.0 innings of work during his senior year on the mound ... averaged more than a strikeout per inning as he struck out 55 hitters ... as a junior, he went 4-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 37.0 innings ... fanned 46 batters while allowing 38 hits ... at the plate, he batted .373 as a junior with three doubles, four triples, two home runs and 12 RBIs.

    Son of Jay and Celeste Drake ... born Jan. 13, 1987, in Worcester, Mass. ... majoring in quantitative economics.

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