General: Will help shore up the bullpen ... Could find work as a starter during the mid-week ... Has the experience to be effective in nearly any situation.
2001: Did not earn a decision in 11 appearances ... Struck out two in 1.1 innings against Memphis ... Returned from an elbow injury to work a perfect inning against Tennessee.
2000: Put together a five-appearance streak without allowing an earned run ... Struck out three in two innings against Vanderbilt ... Struck out 18 hitters in 22-1/3 innings ... His longest outing of the year was three innings in the NCAA Regional against Clemson.
1999: Made 19 appearances with two starts ... Went 1-3 with three saves ... Struck out 34 in 26.2 innings ... Finished with an 8.44 ERA.
High School: Went 24-9 during his career at Overton High School under coach James Fuller ... Had 298 career strikeouts ... Went 6-3 with a 1.53 ERA as a senior including 92 K's ... Named All-District, All-Region, and All-Midstate.
Personal: Justin Kyle Sparkman has not yet declared a major ... Chose MT over Belmont, Union University, and Columbia State C.C. ... Born February 12, 1980 ... Son of Danny and Deborah Sparkman.