Had an outstanding junior season and looks to close out his career wih an even better senior campaign ... Slated to be the ace of the staff as the team's No. 1 pitcher ... Tied for the team lead last season for most wins (8) ... Competitive player who worked hard in the offseason and showed a great deal of improvement ... Already has an above-average curve, but is locating his fastball better and improved his secondary pitchs, especially his change-up ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ...
2006 (Jr.): Made 24 appearances and started five ... Posted an 8-3 record with a 3.82 ERA in 66.0 innings pitched ... Struck out a teamhigh 62 batters and walked 24 ... Also finished with a save ... Tied for No. 4 in Conference USA in victories, tied for No. 7 in batters struck out looking (28) and tied for No. 10 in earned run average ... Five or more strikeouts five times ... Earned a win in his first start against Mississippi State (4/26), pitching 7.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on 11 hits, didn't walk any and struck out a season-high 10 batters ... Pitched 6.2 shutout innings against UCF (5/19), giving up eight hits, walking two and striking
out six ... Earned his fourth win against South Alabama (3/21), pitching 3.1 innings in relief, giving up four hits and striking out five ... Struck out four in 1.2 innings of relief at Rice (4/22) ... Pitched two innings of relief against Birmingham Southern (2/26), earning his second win, giving up four hits, one walk and striking out one ... Pitched five innings, giving up one run on four hits, walking one and striking out five against Mississippi Valley State (2/21) to earn his first win ... Earned a save against Stetson (2/18), giving up a hit, walking one and striking out six ...
Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Keith Case at Copiah-Lincoln Community College ... Helped lead the Wolves to a 32-28-1 record as a sophomore, a third-place finish in the state, the NJCAA Division II Southeast Super Regional Championship and a third-place finish at the NJCAA Division II College World Series ... Two-time Mississippi Association of Community and
Junior Colleges All-State selection ... Named to the NJCAA All-World Series and All-Region teams as a sophomore ... Broke the school's single-season strikeout record, formerly held by his brother, Brandon, by fanning 134 batters as a sophomore ... Posted a 7-8 record with a 2.36 ERA in 103 innings and walked only 25 batters ... Top performance of the season was a one-hit shutout against Itawamba in the NJCAA Super Regional ... Struck out a career-high 17 batters and only issued one walk ...
In the National Tournament, he pitched eight innings against Elgin CC, giving up two earned runs on six hits and struck out nine ... As a freshman, he finished with a 6-2 record with a 2.55 ERA and collected four saves in 60 innings pitched ... Struck out 71 batters and walked only 24 ... Named MACJC All- State and NJCAA All-Region ... Helped lead Co-Lin to a 32-17 record, a second-place finish in the MACJC state tournament and advance to the
NJCAA DII Regional Tournament ....
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Calvin Buxton at Vanderbilt Catholic High School ... As a senior, he posted a 6-2 record with a 1.17 ERA in 70 innings
pitched ... Struck out 112 and walked only 13 in leading Vanderbilt Catholic to an appearance in the state championship game ... A two-time all-state selection, four-time all-district, four-time all-region and two-time team's most valuable player ... Named to the Louisiana High School All-Star Game ...
Personal: Son of Brud and Karen Belanger ... Older brother, Brandon, was an All-American pitcher at Tulane and pitched for two years in the San Diego Padres organization ... Majoring in sport administration ... Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time, as well, as spending time with his family ... Born April 26, 1985.
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