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Jarod Wright
Jarod  Wright

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Arlington, Tenn.

Last College:
Northwest CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 196

Position:
RHP

Experience:
TR

Named to the President’s List for the 2017 Fall semester.

Junior College: Played for coach Mark Carson at Northwest Mississippi Community College…F
inished his sophomore campaign 9-3 with a 3.51 ERA, including three complete games and 64 strikeouts over 81.2 innings as a sophomore…His 162 career innings pitched and 705 batters faced ranks first all-time while his 14 career wins and 129 strikeouts rank third all-time….Earned second team All-MACJC… Appeared in 15 games on the season, 13 starts, going 5-6 with a 3.05 ERA...Logged a team-high 80.1 innings and 65 strikeouts against 27 walks...Tossed three complete games...Opened the season with 20 strikeouts and no walks in his first four appearances...Had eight quality starts on the year... First Team All-MACJC...MACJC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 23)...Named a 2015-16 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete...Also a two-time member of the Dean's List and fall 2016 President's List honoree...Inducted into the 2016-17 Northwest Hall of Fame.

High School: Played for head coach Chris Ring at Arlington (Tenn.) High School...Helped the Tigers to a 29-7 record, Class AAA state playoff berth and District 14 runner-up finish last season...Was 6-1 with five saves and a 1.16 ERA...Struck out 67 in 42 innings of work with a 1.095 WHIP...In a sub-state loss to Houston, came on in relief to strike out eight of nine batters faced in 3 innings...As a junior, was 6-1 with a 1.27 ERA and 1.045 WHIP...Team won District 14-AAA...An all-district and all-region selection...Named Perfect Game Southeast Region Honorable Mention...participated in the TSSAA Public vs. Private All-Star Game...Named Pepsi-Commercial Appeal Best of Preps Scholar-Athlete of the Year…A member of the National Honor Society for English, math and science…Graduated within the top two percent of his senior class.

Personal: Son of Merrie and Skipper Wright...father played baseball at Ole Miss (1983-86) and spent time in the Atlanta Braves organization (1986-91)...has two younger siblings, Audrey and Caroline...Majoring in Liberal Studies...

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