Two-Out Rally In The Eighth Clinches Series For Rebels
2012: Made 17 appearances on the season, including three starts ... Posted a 2-2 record with a 3.86 ERA as he allowed 14 runs on 21 hits through 32.2 innings of work ... Struck out 35 and walked only eight while holding opponents to a .188 batting average against ... Combined for one shutout over Jackson State (3/27) ... Worked a season-long 5.0 innings in relief and struck out a season-high eight batters against Tennessee (5/12) to help the Rebels clinch the weekend series ... Made his first start with 4.0 perfect innings pitched at Memphis (4/24) and struck out four ... Picked up his first win in relief at No. 22 Louisville (3/14) with 3.0 hitless innings but allowed two runs on three walks with a strikeout ... Picked up his second win in relief against No. 4 LSU (5/5) with 2.0 scoreless innings pitched, allowing two hits and two strikeouts ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Made one relief appearance at the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M ... Worked 1.2 scoreless innings against TCU (6/4) in the championship game ...
2011: Redshirted and did not see action ...
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lettered two years under head coach Will Bolt at Texarkana College in Texarkana, Texas ... Helped lead Texarkana College to a conference championship in 2009 and 2010 ... Two-time All-Conference selection (2009, 2010) ... Posted a 15-6 record in 23 appearances in his time at Texarkana College ... Tallied a 3.50 ERA with 138 strikeouts and 41 walks allowed in 128.0 innings of work for his career ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years under head coach Justin Kramer at Little Rock Christian Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas ... Two-time All-Conference selection (2007 2008) ... Named an All-State selection in 2008 ... Helped lead Little Rock Christian Academy to a runner-up finish in the state championships in 2006 ... Hit .330 for his career with 13 home runs and 65 RBI ... Turned in a 7-2 record in 11 appearances in 2008 with one save ... Posted a 1.25 ERA with 121 strikeouts and 24 walks in 65.0 IP his senior season ... Also lettered three years in basketball ... Helped lead Little Rock Christian Academy to a state championship in 2006 and a runner-up finish in 2005 ... Named an All-State selection in basketball in 2008 ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Rodney Bailey and Tracy Springer .... Born: July 6, 1990 ... Father, Rodney, played basketball at Centenary University.
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