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Patrick Ezell
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Patrick Ezell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Petal, Miss.

High School:
Petal HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
08/13/1985

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Adds depth to the pitching staff...Will be used in either short or middle relief or as the team's closer ... Needs to provide leadership to the pitching staff ... Has worked hard in the offseason and is looking to close his career with a solid senior season ... Excellent composure and presence on the mound ... Has excellent command and fills the zone ... Throws three pitches for strikes, fastball, curve and change-up ... President's List ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ...

2006 (Jr.): Made 20 appearances, including five starts ... Finished with a 1-3 record with a 5.17 ERA in 47 innings pitched ... Struck out 33 batters and walked only 13 ... Five or more strikeouts five times ... Struck out a season-high six batters against Southeastern Louisiana (3/1), giving up no earned runs and six hits ... Earned his first win against Louisiana-Monroe (3/7), pitching five innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out five ... Pitched 2.2 innings, giving up two hits and striking out three against East Carolina in game one of the series (5/5) ... Pitched 2.2 innings against Ole Miss (4/4), giving up two hits and striking out three ... Five strikeouts in four innings at Alabama (3/15) ... Struck out two batters in 2.1 innings against Rice in the second game of the Conference USA Tournament, giving up two hits and walking one (5/25) ...

2005 (So.): Made 17 appearances, including 15 starts ... Registered a 7-3 record, the most wins on the pitching staff, and a 6.62 ERA in a team-high 84.1 innings ... Struck out 62 batters, walked 22 and opponents hit .333 against him ... Posted a 4-2 record with a 8.36 ERA in 42.0 innings in Conference USA action ... Struck out 26, walked 10 and opponents hit .366 ... Finished with five or more strikeouts five times ... Season-high eight strikeouts in a season-high 8.0 innings against New Orleans (4/12) to pick up his fourth win of the season ... Pitched 6.0 innings at Houston (5/21) to earn his seventh win of the season, giving up five runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out six ... Hurled 7.0 innings against Marshall (2/18), giving up one run on seven hits, walking one and striking out three ... Picked up a win against UNC-Wilmington (3/4), giving up four runs, two earned, on eight hits, walking two and striking out six ... Pitched 5.0 innings against Saint Louis (4/17) to earn his fifth win, giving up one run on four hits, walking one and striking out six ... Gave up two runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings, walked two and struck out two to earn his sixth win at Louisville (4/30) ...

2004 (Fr.): 2004 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... 2004 Conference USA All- Freshman Team ... Made 17 appearances and started 13 ... Finished with a 6-2 record with a team-low 3.57 ERA in 90.2 innings pitched ... Struck out a team-high 73 batters and walked a team-low 14 batters among the starters ... Struck out five or more batters seven times ... Posted a 4-2 record in Conference USA action with a 4.06 ERA in 57.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 48 batters and walked 10 ... In his last 10 appearances, he went 3-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 54 innings pitched ... Struck out 44 batters and walked 10 ... In Conference USA stats in overall games, Ezell was No. 5 in ERA, No. 6 in strikeouts looking and No. 10 in strikeouts ... In conference games only, he was No. 4 in batters struck out looking, No. 7 in strikeouts, Tied for No. 8 in wins and No. 10 in ERA ... Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings against Eastern Illinois (3/14), giving up six hits and striking out a season-high 10 batters ... Picked up his second win of the season at USF (3/28), pitching 6.0 innings, giving up three runs on five hits, walked one and struck out three ... Picked up his third win against TCU (4/4), pitching 8.0 innings, giving up five runs on 10 hits and striking out five ... His fourth win was a complete game victory at Saint Louis (4/11), pitching 7.0 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven ... His fifth win was at Charlotte (5/14), pitching 7.0 innings, giving up three hits, walking two and striking out five ... He registered his sixth win against Tulane (5/27) in the Conference USA Tournament, where he pitched 4.0 innings in relief, gave up three hits and struck out two ... Struck out eight in 6.1 innings pitched against Louisville (5/7) in a no-decision ... Struck out six in 5.0 innings pitched against UAB (5/1) ... Pitched 5.1 innings of relief against TCU in the championship game of the C-USA Tournament (5/30), giving up four hits, walking one and striking out two ...

Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Larry Watkins at Petal High School ... Posted a 6-3 record with a 1.76 ERA in 47 innings pitched ... Struck out 79 while only walking four ... Helped lead Petal to a 20-4 record his senior season ... Named third-team all-state as a third baseman and pitcher ... The Clarion Ledger "Dandy Dozen" ... Mississippi 4A-5A All-Star Game ... Played in the Mississippi Private School Association vs. Mississippi High School Activities Association All-Star Game ... Petal High School's Most Valuable Player ... An all-district and all-area performer ... As a junior, he finished with 79 strikeouts, walked only 13 batters and posted a 2.16 ERA in 55 innings of work ... Earned all-district honors and the team's outstanding pitcher award ... Named one of the top 100 players in the Team One National Showcase ... Finished his high school career with a 3.7 GPA and graduated with special honors ...

Personal: Son of Phillip and Sherlaine Ezell ... Majoring in history with a minor in coaching and sport administration ... Born Aug. 13, 1985.

Ezell's Career Statistics

Year ERA W-L G-GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO

2006 (Jr.) 5.17 1-3 20-5 0 0/0 47.0 62 35 27 14 73

2005 (So.) 6.62 7-3 17-15 0 0/0 84.1 120 69 62 22 62

2004 (Fr.) 3.57 6-2 17-13 0 0/1 90.2 101 44 36 14 73

Totals 5.04 13-5 34-28 0 0/1 175.0 221 113 98 36 135

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