The Golden Eagles win their first three-game series of the year.
2014 (Jr.): Named second-team Conference USA at relief pitcher, appearing in 18 contests...Also played third base, first base and served as the team's closer during the season...Started at third base 24 times, at first base on 15 occasions and as the designated hitter three times...Despite missing about a month on the mound to rest his arm, he posted a 2-0 mark with a team-high 12 saves...Registered a 1.24 ERA and fanned 38, while walking 16 in 36 1/3 innings...Converted 12-of-14 save opportunities, including his first 10 to start the season...Fanned at least one batter in all but one outing... Finished the year with 30 career saves, which ties him with Collin Cargill (2008-11), as the school's leader in that category...Had a string of 15 1/3 innings over 10 appearances in which he did not allow a run...Threw a career-high seven innings against East Carolina (5/10), but did not figure in the decision in the 15-inning contest...Fanned a season-high four in three different contests...Recorded first victory at Ole Miss (4/30), allowing just a hit an whiffing two in two innings of work...Limited UTSA (5/24) to a hit with four strikeouts over the final 3 2/3 innings to garner a victory in the C-USA Tournament...Hit .201 with six doubles, a pair of homers and 12 RBI in 144 at bats...Was second on the team in getting hit by a pitch 16 times which is tied for sixth on the school's single-season chart.
Played at both third base and at pitcher for the Golden Eagles ... Appeared in 46 games in the field, which included 44 starts at third base ... Hit .250 with seven doubles, a triple and three home runs with 20 RBI ... Added a 1-0 record with seven saves and ranks No. 5 in that category for his career at the school with 18 total ... Converted seven of his eight save opportunities ... Posted a 5.93 ERA over 13 2/3 innings and fanned 15, while walking 11 ... Enjoyed a season-high, seven-game hitting streak from April 19-27 ... Finished the year by collecting a hit in six of his final eight games, batting 11-for-29 (.379) over that span with a double, a triple, a home run and four RBI ... Drove in a career-best five runs in the opening game of a doubleheader against UAB (4/27) on two hits, including a home run ... Had 10 multi-hit contests including nine, two-hit games and one, three-hit game at Houston (5/18) ... Captured lone decision, a victory, in 3 1/3 frames at East Carolina (5/4), allowing a pair of runs on four hits with a walk ... Added a two-inning save against Central Arkansas (3/17) and threw at least one inning in nine of 12 appearances ... Tallied a season-high three strikeouts in that UCA save ... Played for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League during the summer, posting a 0-1 record with a 1.58 ERA in 13 appearances ... Fanned 21 in 17 innings while giving up just nine hits and 10 walks ... Tallied a summer-high four strikeouts twice during the season ... Made the Cape League All-Star game
Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by the publication Collegiate Baseball ... Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman team ... Saw action at third base and on the mound as the school's closer ... Posted a 2-1 record with a freshman record 11 saves at the school ... His saves mark ranks tied for fifth on the single-season chart and he is ninth on the career Southern Miss charts ... Did not allow a run in his first five appearances, spanning 4 1/3 frames ... Registered first victory of the season by throwing five shutout frames in a 1-0, 14-inning contest against UCF (4/13) ... Fanned a season-high five in the contest ... Collected a victory in the C-USA Tournament against Houston (5/24), throwing three innings, before the Golden Eagles won in the 10th inning ... Also scored the game-winning run in the top of the 10th after drawing a leadoff walk ... Converted 11 of 12 save opportunities during the campaign ... Only surrendered runs in five of 20 outings with the most of two runs in which he gave up twice ... Fanned 26 over 26 innings and surrendered just 18 hits and 14 walks ... Allowed only three extra-base hits, all doubles ... Posted a .227 batting average with a double, two home runs and 10 RBI on the season ... Belted first homer at Louisiana-Lafayette (3/9), a two-run shot, and also a round-tripper to lead off the ninth against UAB (5/19) which tied the score and allowed the Golden Eagles to go on and win the contest in which he added his 11th save by pitching the bottom half of the frame ... Hit safely in five of his final six games, going 8-for-21 (.381), which included three, two-hit games and a pair of three-RBI contests over that final stretch ... Did not make an error in 22 fielding chances, which included 16 at third base...Named the No. 7 newcomer to Conference USA by Baseball America heading into the campaign
Taken in the 18th round (545th pick) by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... A Class 6A Alabama Sports Writer Association first-team all-state pick at utility for coach Ray Mullino at Wetumpka High School ... Hit .393 with four home runs and 19 RBI to go along with 22 stolen bases ... Was 5-3 on the mound with a 2.21 earned run average ... Fanned 76 and walked 21 in 50 2/3 innings of work ... Participated in the North-South All-Star baseball game as part of the Alabama Sports Week in Huntsville
Son of Rick Roney and Diane Roney ... Undecided on an academic major ... Born on Sept. 1, 1992