2005: Underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2004 and did not pitch all season.
2004 (Sophomore): Lefthander who started eight games and made 11 appearances, posting 1-4 mark with 6.86 ERA ... Struck out 44 in 39.1 innings of work ... Struck out six in four innings at Lipscomb in first outing of the year ... Allowed two runs in 6.1 innings with 10 strikeouts, the longest and best outing of his career, but suffered the loss versus Troy State ... Gave up one run and struck out seven in five innings at Tennessee Tech ... Had seven strikeouts at Austin Peay in 4.2 innings ... Suffered the loss in relief versus Vanderbilt ... Worked five innings at Memphis to get his first win of the season ... Tossed 3.2 innings at Vanderbilt, his first outing in three weeks ... Worked 3.1 innings in SBC Tournament championship game ... Gave up one earned run in two innings with two strikeouts versus Georgia in NCAA Athens Regional.
2003 (Freshman): Finished third on the team in strikeouts but was inconsistent during his 14 outings, six as a starter ... Posted 3-2 mark with 61 strikeouts and just 16 walks in 40.2 innings of work ... Struck out 13.5 batters per nine innings ... Suffered a tough-luck loss in first career outing in second game of a doubleheader against Jacksonville State, allowing one run on two hits with five strikeouts ... Struck out six in three innings to get the win versus Kansas ... Drew first career start at Tennessee Tech ... Worked 2.2 scoreless innings versus Purdue ... Worked five innings in second start of the year to get the win at Austin Peay, striking out five ... Worked out of numerous jams in going five innings to get a win versus Memphis, allowing 10 hits and four runs with seven strikeouts ... Struck out a career-high nine in 5.2 innings against Southeast Missouri, getting no decision ... Entered the Saturday game at Western Kentucky as a pinch runner ... Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings versus Mississippi State in Starkville Regional, striking out seven.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Roger Robinson at Anderson County HS ... Voted All-District four times ... Named All-Region and All-District Tourney as freshman, junior and senior ... Voted All-State as junior and Region Player of the Year as senior ... Posted 8-2 mark with 1.84 ERA and 108 strikeouts as senior ... Had 10-2 record with 0.58 ERA and 119 strikeouts as junior ... Owns school record with 358 career strikeouts.
Personal: Nathaniel Shay Horseman ... Born January 4, 1984 ... Son of Ray and JoAnn Carter ... Majoring in Exercise Science ... Second cousin, Phil Garner, played professionally for Houston Astros and Oakland A's and managed Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers.