Adds depth to the pitching
staff from the left side ... Looks to compete for
the closer spot or a key set up man in 2008 after
working out of the bullpen in either a short or middle
relief role last season ... Throws three pitches for
strikes, including an above-average change-up ...
2007 (Jr.): posted a 1-2 record in 31 relief appearances
... Recorded five saves on the season ...
Had 19 outings where he allowed one hit or less,
including five games without giving up a hit ... Did
not allow a run in his first 12 appearances, which
spanned over 17 innings ... Struck out 33 batters
in 46.2 innings of work ... Alowed only eight extra
base hits ... Picked up first Southern Miss victory
with 2.2 innings of work without allowing a run vs.
UAB (5/23) ... Gained his first save vs. Kent State
(5/18) with 2.1 innings of work ... Wore jersey No.
37 for his junior campaign ... Junior College: Twoyear
letterwinner at Gulf Coast Community College
for Coaches Cooper Farris and Ryan Beggs, seeing
time as a starter and in relief ... Pitched in 15
games as a sophomore ... Finished with a 6-3 record
with a 4.92 ERA in 67 innings pitched ... Struck out
71 batters, ranking No. 13 in the nation in strikeouts
... Struck out nine batters four different times ...
Selected to participate in the South Mississippi
All-Star Game ... Saw limited time as a freshman
... Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Jesse
Kanode at Ocean Springs High School ... Finished
with a 7-2 record as a senior and helped lead Ocean
Springs to the state championships ... Named
honorable-mention all-state as a senior ... Twotime
All-South Mississippi by The Sun Herald ...
Four-year letterwinner in basketball ... Also named
All-South Mississippi ... Personal: Son of Tony and
Ginny Conn ... Majoring in business administration
... Enjoys water sports in his spare time ... Born
Nov. 9, 1985.