Veteran pitcher who will give the pitching staff depth out of the bullpen ... Will be used in short and middle relief ... If he improves his command on the mound, could see a lot of time this season ... Big-framed lefty who throws hard and locates three pitches for strikes, fastball, curve and change-up ... His overhand curve is his out-pitch ... Can overpower hitters because he throws hard and then brings a hard breaking pitch ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2005 (Jr.): Made 15 appearances, including six starts ... Finished with a 4-2 record with a 7.23 ERA and one save in 47.1 innings pitched ... Struck out 31, walked 27 and opponents hit .316 against him ... Pitched eight innings, giving up one run on seven hits, walking three and striking out eight against Indiana State (3/5), picking up his first win ... Earned a win at South Alabama (3/22), pitching five innings, giving up seven runs, five earned, on five hits, walked four and struck out four ... Picked up third win against Alabama (3/29), pitching one inning of relief, giving up a run on a hit, walking one and striking out one ... Earned a save at Louisville (4/30), pitching 3.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits, walking three and striking out one ... Pitched 2.1 innings of relief at Mississippi State (4/26), giving up one unearned run, walking one and striking out one ... Pitched three innings of relief against USF (5/7), earning his fourth win of the season, giving up two hits, walking one and striking out one.
Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Wayne Larker at Faulkner State Community College ... Two-time All-Alabama Community College Conference ... Finished with an 8-2 record with a 3.07 ERA as a sophomore in 2004 ... Helped lead Faulkner State to the Alabama state championship as a freshman and sophomore and appearances in the region championship both years.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach James Moody at Demopolis High School ... Posted a 10-0 record with a 1.17 ERA as a senior ... Also had 110 strikeouts and only two walks ... Hit .416 with 13 home runs ... Selected to play in the Lion's Club East/West All-Star Game as a senior.
Personal: Son of Glenn and Katy Basinger ... Majoring in criminal justice ... Enjoys playing the guitar in his spare time ... Born October 12, 1983.
Basinger's Career Stats
Year ERA W-L G-GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO 2005 7.23 4-2 15-6 0 1 47.1 60 43 38 27 31