|Joe Yarbrough - 33
Appeared in 21 games, started nine ... had a 4-5 record with a 3.59 ERA in 80.1 innings of work (the most innings pitched by any UAB pitcher in 2001) ... was second on the team with 60 strikeouts (including 25 "looking" - a team high) ...was 2-0 and had a team-high four saves as a relief pitcher (wins vs. Southern Illinois, Feb.16 and Saint Louis, Mar. 16) ...also had a 1.54 ERA in 23.1 innings out of the bullpen ... had saves vs. Tennessee Tech (Mar. 4), Southern Miss (Mar. 7), at Missississippi State (Apr. 3) and at Alabama (Apr. 10).
JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Jefferson State Community College in suburban Birmingham ... had an 8-3 record with 92 strikeouts in 94 innings pitched as a sophomore ... earned All-Conference and All-Region VIII honors as a sophomore ... had a 7-7 record with 98 strikeouts in 92 innings pitched as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Hazel Green (Ala.) High School (1998) ... was a three-year letterwinner in baseball ... had a 9-3 record with 110 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched (with 15 walks) as a senior ... earned All-State (Birmingham News) honors as a senior ... earned All-Metro Madison County honors (Huntsville Times) as a junior and senior ... earned All-County honors for three seasons (1996-98) ... had an 8-2 record with 87 strikeouts in 65 innings pitched (with 23 walks) as a junior ...pitched a no-hitter in each of his junior and senior seasons.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born Apr. 16, 1980 in Denver, Colo. ... full name is Joseph Alan Yarbrough ... parents are Mary and Frank Yarbrough ... major is business/management, minor is marketing.