2003 (Junior): First baseman who struggled in his limited opportunities ... Had one hit in 15 at-bats for the season ... Went 0-for-2 with a run and a walk in first start of season, in first game against Jacksonville State ... Played in seven other games before drawing next start in first game at Arkansas State ... Drew start as the designated hitter on Friday at ASU, singling in three at-bats ... Entered the Saturday game at ASU as the DH, going 0-for-1 ... Went 0-for-3 in first start of the year at first base, against Belmont.
Volunteer State CC: Batted .340 with six homers as freshman and .350 with four homers as sophomore in 19 games due of injury.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Hendersonville HS ... Voted All-District and All-Region selection as junior and senior ... Named All-State as senior ... Hit .390 with seven home runs as senior ... Also earned three letters in football, earning All-Midstate and All-State honors.
Personal: Joseph Ryan Darnell ... Born August 24, 1981 ... Son of Randy and Terry Darnell ... Majoring in Concrete Industry Management.