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22   Rhett James
Rhett James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pensacola, FL

High School:
Escambia

Last College:
Pensacola JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
10/17/1982

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right


03/09/2014

Compton's Complete Game Shutout Paces FSU

The redshirt sophomore holds the Terrapins to just two hits, while striking out a career-high 10 batters in the win.

At Florida State: Junior college All-American who emerged as one of FSU's top relievers in 2003...helped lead the Orleans Cardinals to win the Cape Cod League Championship over the summer and was named to the Eastern Division All-Star Team...led the Cape in wins with seven (7-1, 2.60 ERA) and was third in strikeouts with 65...could see time as both a starter and a reliever.

Junior Year (2003): Finished second in the ACC with 36 appearances behind Seminole senior Daniel Hodges...took the first loss of his career in Florida State's 2-1, 12 inning loss at Stanford (2/7) after giving up one run in 1.1 innings of work...recorded two big strikeouts vs. UF (3/7) to secure an FSU win...worked three scoreless innings against the Gators (3/9) as FSU's comeback fell one run short...pitched in eight straight games from March 2-11...had two appearances vs. UNC and worked a combined 3.1 innings without giving up an earned run while striking out three...worked a scoreless inning of relief vs. Wake Forest (4/6)...went three innings in relief and didn't allow a run on two hits vs. Clemson (4/12)...retired the only batter he faced in the 1-0 win over Miami (4/25)...did not allow an earned run in two innings at Georgia Tech (5/3), striking out two...pitched a scoreleess inning on 5/4 at Tech...had three scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in the Duke series...earned his first career victory in the game vs. NC State in the ACC Tournament with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief of starter Mark Sauls...got the win vs. South Alabama (6/1) in the NCAA Regional, allowing one run on two hits in 4.1 innings...also pitched 0.2 scoreless innings vs. South Alabama (5/31)...recorded two strikeouts and gave up one run on one hit in 0.2 innings of work in game one of the Super Regional against Texas (6/8)...pitched 2.2 innings and only allowed one run on three hits and struck out four Longhorn batters in the final game of the season (6/9).

Junior College: Holds the single season strikeout record at PJC (113)...set the season ERA record with an ERA of 0.78...national first team JUCO All-American as a sophomore in 2002...first team All-State following his sophomore year...Pitcher of the Year in the state of Florida in 2002...voted to the All-Panhandle Conference first team as a sophomore...Junior College Freshman of the Year in 2001...played on the National Junior College team against China in the summer of 2002...totaled 18 victories as a starter and closer over two years at PJC.

Prep: Attended Escambia High School in Pensacola...voted All-District as a junior and senior.

Personal: Born on October 17, 1982...majoring in Sport Management...son of Gary and Tina James...lives with shortstop Stephen Drew and former FSU pitcher Robby Read.

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