#5 Billy Strode
Position: Left Handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Parkland, FL
Other College: Indian River Community College

* FSU Dean’s List (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014).
* All-ACC Academic Team (2014).
* ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012-13, 2013-14).

2014: Made 24 appearances including four starts while finishing his junior season with a 2-1 record and a 2.62 ERA…collected 49 strikeouts in 48.0 innings pitched…threw at least one inning in 17 of his 24 appearances…struck out a season-high five batters in two scoreless relief innings at Jacksonville (2/18)…matched that feat on two other occasions with five strikeouts in a start against Stetson (4/22) and over 6.0 scoreless innings against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament…finished the year not allowing a run in his last 10.1 innings of work…first start of the season came against Florida (4/8) in Tallahassee as he allowed a run on two hits over 4.0 innings in suffering the loss…second start came a week later against Jacksonville (4/15), allowing a run in six innings…picked up his first win of the season against Stetson (4/22), going 6.0 innings without allowing a run while striking out five…preserved the shutout win of No. 1 Virginia 7-0 with 2.2 relief innings as he struck out three…was the first time the Cavaliers had been shutout since February 2012, a string of 156 games, the longest in the nation…relieved Luke Weaver at North Carolina (5/9), throwing the final two innings to lock up the shutout of the Tar Heels, the ‘Noles first against UNC since March 23, 2001…in four starts (22.0 innings), allowed two earned runs and struck out 18 (0.82 ERA)…in three appearances against UNC, including a start in the ACC Tournament, went 9.1 innings, allowing an earned run on six hits while striking out six (0.96 ERA)…against the Tar Heels in the ACC Tournament (5/21), did not allow a run over six innings while striking out five on only 71 pitches in notching his second win of the season and third of his career…had a string of 17.2 innings without allowing an earned run…worked 2.2 shutout innings pitched against Georgia Southern in NCAA Tournament (5/30)…matched career-highs with 6.0 innings pitched in three outings, his final three starts of the year…had at least four strikeouts in seven appearances, including all four starts.

2013: Made 20 appearances, including three starts, in 2013…finished with a 1-0 record with one save and a 2.43 ERA…posted 33 strikeouts in 37.0 innings…allowed only one hit and struck out two over 2.0 innings in his FSU debut against Rhode Island (2/17)…made his first career start against Presbyterian (3/6) going 1.2 inning without earning a decision…earned his first career win against Stetson (3/20) and posted career-highs in innings pitched (6.0) and strikeouts (9)…registered four strikeouts in 3.0 scoreless innings in the second game of a doubleheader against Duke (4/13)…did not give up a run in any of his first nine relief appearances – a span that covered 13.1 innings…pitched 4.0 scoreless innings to finish the game against Clemson (5/18) to earn his first career save…limited opposing batters to a .140 average (6-for-43) with two outs…finished the season allowing only three walks over his final 18.1 innings pitched…played over the summer with the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League.

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE: Went 6-4 on the mound with a 0.35 ERA in his first season at Indian River State College in 2012…worked 77.1 innings, allowing just three earned runs and six hits as he posted 71 strikeouts and 21 walks.

HIGH SCHOOL: (American Heritage High School): Earned first team All-State and first team All-County honors in 2009-11…chosen as the Connie Mack Pitcher of the Game during the 2011 Connie Mack World Series…posted an undefeated record on the mound as a senior in 2011 going 11-0.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Jodi Strode…two sisters, Kristin and Lauren…full name is William Strode…member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Fall 2012)…majoring in sport management…born on August 10, 1992.

Strode's Career Stats:


  ERA W-L SV App. Starts IP H R ER BB SO
2013 2.43 1-0 1 20 3 37.0 30 12 10 8 33
2014 2.62 2-1 0 24 4 48.0 38 15 14 23 49
Total 2.54 3-1 1 44 7 85.0 68 27 24 31 82


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