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Eric Callender

Eric  Callender

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Parkview Baptist

Last College:
Meridian

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
RHP

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R

2010: Appeared in 24 games, making one start on the season ... Posted a 4-1 record with three saves and a 6.19 ERA ... Struck out 38 while walking 23 in 48.0 innings for work ... Combined for two shutouts on the year (UL-Monroe - 2/20; at No. 20 Kentucky - 3/19) ... His wins came against Southern Miss (3/23), at Georgia (4/10), UT-Martin (4/28) and at Mississippi State (5/2) ... His lone loss came at the hands of Arkansas-Little Rock (4/7) ... Posted saves against ULM, Oakland (2/27) and at No. 20 Kentucky ... Made his only start against UT-Martin in a win, pitching a season-long 5.0 innings and allowing four runs - three earned - on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts ... Turned in a season-high six strikeouts in the relief win vs. Southern Miss at Trustmark Park ... Worked a season-long 4.0 innings in relief against the Golden Eagles, allowing two runs on four hits with the six strikeouts and no walks ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Made one appearance with 1.2 innings of work against St. John's ... Allowed three runs on two hits with four walks ...

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Transferred to Meridian Community College after a freshman year at Southeastern Louisiana ... Lettered one year under head coach Chris Rose at Meridian Community College ... Helped lead Meridian to the 2009 Region 23 Championship and a 37-17 record on the year ... Tallied a 2-1 record with a 2.26 ERA as he allowed 11 earned runs on 42 hits in 43.1 innings of work ...

AT SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA: Lettered one year at Southeastern Louisiana ... Posted an 0-2 record with a 3.10 ERA as he allowed 14 runs - seven earned - in 20.1 innings of work ... Walked nine and struck out 17 ... Made 13 appearances with one start ... His two decisions came against Nicholls State (5/17) and Lamar (5/24) ... Drew the start against Lamar in the season finale as he allowed three runs on three hits with a strikeout in 1.2 innings of work ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ... Played in the outfield and pitched ... Helped lead Parkview Baptist to four State Championships in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Named All-State as a Pitcher and as a Utility player ... As a senior, posted a 7-2 record in 10 appearances ... Also batted .427 with six home runs ...

MISCELLANEOUS: Son of David and Martha Callender ... Has three siblings - sisters Samantha and Victoria and brother Chris ... Born September 3, 1987 ... Full name is David Eric Callender Jr. ... Played summer league ball for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plains League in the summer of 2008.

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