|Joe McRae - 25
• Appeared in 11 games, started eight (was 3-2 as a starter with three no-decisions)...received medical redshirt status because of a shoulder injury...had a 3-2 overall record with a 4.53 ERA (second lowest on the team); worked 49.2 innings... pitched one complete game, working nine full innings in the Blazers’ 5-2 win over Evansville (3/12)...had an outstanding outing in the win over Eastern Illinois (2/26), working eight innings, allowing no runs and striking out 10 batters.
1999 (Junior): Had a decision (W/L/S) in all but three outings...led UAB in ERA, strikeouts and complete games, and tied for the team lead in wins (5)...posted a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.1-to-1 (65 K/31 BB) and 6.5 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...won five straight decisions (3/20-3/24)...threw six-hitter at Cincinnati (3/19)...threw UAB’s first shutout since 3/21/97 with three-hitter (with 11 strikeouts) vs. Butler (3/10)...had season relief high five strikeouts at Tennessee Tech (3/7)..had season relief long 6.2 innings pitched vs. Minnesota (2/20) in first round of Coca-Cola Classic.
Jefferson Davis (Ala.) Community College:
Played two seasons at Jefferson Davis (Ala.) Community College in suburban Birmingham (1997, 1998)...posted an 8-2 mark with a 3.12 ERA in his sophomore year (1998)... War Hawks won NJCAA National Championship (1998).
High School:Graduated from J.M. Tate High School in Gonzalez, Fla. (1996)...earned two varsity letters in baseball for the Aggies...Aggies were Florida district champions twice (1995, 1996)..winner of school’s Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior.
• Born Jan. 12, 1977 in Ft. Hood, Texas...full name is Joseph Armand McRae...parents are Sam and Betty McRae...major is finance.