2003 (Freshman): Lefthander who 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 13.50 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 ... Allowed a run in one inning at Southwest Missouri State ... Gave up a run but struck out the side in one inning against Samford ... Worked 2.2 scoreless innings versus Purdue ... Tossed one scoreless inning against New Mexico State, striking out two ... Gave up two runs with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings at Louisiana-Lafayette ... 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 ... Had first outing in almost three weeks in start at Vanderbilt, going two-plus innings and striking out four ... 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 ... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Nathaniel Shay Horseman ... Born January 4, 1984 ... Son of Ray and JoAnn Carter ... Undecided major ... Second cousin, Phil Garner, played professionally for Houston Astros and Oakland A's and managed Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers.