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2005 Baseball Roster


Chase Swing

Class: SR-3L
Position: P
Height: 6-4
Weight: 207 pounds
Previous School: Shelbyville HS
Hometown: Shelbyville, Tenn.

2004 (Junior): Righthander who started the season as the closer but struggled after a month and was relegated to middle relief ... Made 20 appearances with four saves, one away from tying the school record for saves in a career ... Posted 3-1 record with 4.50 ERA, striking out 29 in 30.0 innings ... Opponents batted .254 with runners on base ... Allowed just 5-of-14 inherited runners to score ... Worked three scoreless innings on Saturday versus IP-Fort Wayne, combining with John Williams to throw a no-hitter, the third in school history ... Got the final out in second game of doubleheader at Southeastern Louisiana to get second save ... Allowed one run in 1.1 innings and struck out three on Sunday at SLU for third save ... Did not allow an earned run in next three outings, covering 3.1 innings ... Roughed up in next two appearances, giving up two runs in 1.1 innings against Troy State and four runs in three innings at New Mexico State ... Worked four shutout innings versus Tennessee Tech, striking out five for fourth save ... Gave up three runs in two outings versus Louisiana-Lafayette without recording an out ... Worked two scoreless innings at Memphis ... Made his first start since the end of his freshman season and first appearance in two weeks versus Memphis ... Picked up a win with five innings of work, giving up one earned run on two hits with five strikeouts ... Struck out one in a scoreless inning at Vanderbilt ... Worked twice in Sun Belt Championships, both versus Louisiana-Lafayette ... 2004 Third Team Preseason All-America by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, joining teammate Brett Carroll on the squad.

2003 (Sophomore): Valuable righthander who assumed the closer's role for the Blue Raiders in mid-April ... Team-leader with 27 appearances, all in relief, picking up 11 saves and two wins in 51.1 innings while striking out 53 ... Moved into first place on the single-season saves list with 11 at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, and is also second on the career saves list ... Valuable member of bullpen that posted 4.58 ERA with 206 strikeouts in 224 innings, posting 13 of team's 33 victories ... Finished season tied for 24th in nation in saves with six others ... Tied for third in the SBC in opponent batting average (.214) ... Also tied for first in saves and fifth in appearances ... Allowed only eight of 25 inherited runners to score for season ... Opponents batted only .190 with runners on base ... Took the loss in season-opener versus Jacksonville State, allowing four runs, two earned, in three innings with three strikeouts ... Again roughed up in second appearance of the year, versus Rutgers ... Struck out three in 2.2 innings of shutout work at Southwest Missouri State, allowing just two hits ... Fanned six in 3.1 innings versus Samford to get a win ... Allowed just one hit in three shutout innings versus Tennessee Tech, striking out three ... Struck out four in 2.1 innings in conference opener versus New Mexico State to get first save ... Tossed 1.2 shutout innings two days later in finale versus NMSU ... Gave up a run in an inning at Memphis to suffer loss in first game of doubleheader ... Again a tough-luck loser in next appearance, allowing a run on two hits in an inning at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Picked up three saves in next four appearances, allowing two runs in nine innings of work with six strikeouts ... Got the save in Friday win at Arkansas State, tossing two scoreless innings ... Struck out three in 2.1 innings versus Vanderbilt ... Picked up another save in series-opening win over South Alabama, tossing three scoreless innings ... Picked up his fourth save in five appearances with a scoreless inning versus Austin Peay ... Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings at Western Kentucky, allowing just two hits with two strikeouts ... Blew first save opportunity on Friday versus New Orleans but came back to get the win, striking out two in 1.2 scoreless innings ... Picked up his sixth save in his last eight outings in second game of twinbill versus Lipscomb, striking out the final two batters of the game ... Got another save with 2.2 hitless innings at Vanderbilt, striking out two ... Picked up three saves in three appearances at the SBC Tournament ... Got the final three outs in the opening-round win over Louisiana-Lafayette, striking out the side ... Walked a batter before getting the final out in victory over Arkansas-Little Rock ... Came on for the final four outs in the championship game against Western Kentucky ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings versus Missouri in Starkville Regional.

2002 (Freshman): Named to Sun Belt Commissioner's List ... Made 13 appearances with five starts, posting 1-2 record in 36.0 innings of work ... Drew first start of year versus Southwest Missouri State, suffering loss by allowing seven runs on eight hits with five strikeouts ... Suffered loss in another start, at Memphis, giving up two runs on five hits in six innings with three strikeouts ... Threw one shutout inning at East Tennessee and 2.1 shutout innings versus Western Kentucky ... Also got two outs versus Louisiana-Lafayette ... Got win with five shutout innings of relief versus Arkansas State, allowing one hit with five strikeouts ... Went five shutout innings in start versus Vanderbilt, striking out six and giving up just three hits ... Allowed four runs on five hits in 4.1 innings in start against UNO at conference tournament.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Scott Hall at Shelbyville HS ... Turned in 2.84 ERA as senior, striking out 107 batters while walking only 27 in 82.1 innings of work ... Posted 9-5 record with one save ... Limited opposition to .210 batting average ... Attended Boys State ... Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Jonathan Chase Swing ... Born January 2, 1983 ... Son of Frankie and Sherri Swing ... Majoring in Construction Management.



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