Started 12 games on the mound and made 15 total appearances in his first year as a member of the Blazers' weekend rotation ... ranked third on the team with 60 strikeouts and 61.1 innings pitched ... made first start of the year March 8 at No. 6 Baylor, shutting out the Bears through five innings and finishing with three runs allowed in six innings with a career-best eight strikeouts ... also fanned eight in his next outing March 14 against Harvard as he held the Crimson scoreless over five innings to earn his first win of the year ... also earned wins March 31 against Samford in midweek action and April 10 at Marshall ... his ERA was at 2.45 following the Samford win at the midpoint of the season after holding opponents without an earned run in four of his first eight appearances ... pitched a season-high 6.2 innings on two occasions -- March 20 at Houston and April 17 at Southern Miss ... held opponents to a .283 batting average for the year ... recorded at least five strikeouts six times ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Made 13 appearances and started three games ... struck out 19 batters in 21.0 innings of work ... made his first start of the season Feb. 24 against Ball State ... also started April 23 versus Samford and May 10 against UCF, striking out a season-high four batters in both of those contests ... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings April 19 versus Houston and April 23 against Samford ... pitched a season-high 3.2 innings out of the bullpen April 12 versus Rice.
2006-2007 (Freshman and Redshirt Season)
at Gulf Coast Community College
Drafted in 45th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the New York Mets ... went 3-1 in his first season with two saves and a 5.94 ERA ... held opponents to a .231 batting average ... selected to the all-state academic team.
Played three seasons for head coach Carlen Martin at Mariannna High School ... held a 0.89 ERA with 119 strikeouts his senior season ... held a record of 6-6 ... was his class valedictorian ... was vice president of the National Honor Society ... was a Student Government Association Representative.
William Beau Pender ... born Sept. 10, 1986 ... parents are Bryant Pender and Pam Bondurant ... has one sister and one brother ... majoring in health science.