2010: Appeared in 22 games, making 11 starts on the season ... Opened the year as a closer before moving into the starting role against Mississippi State (3/30) in the Governor's Cup game ... Posted a 1-6 record with three saves and a 9.43 ERA ... Struck out 43 and walked 38 in 56.1 innings of work ... His win came over Mississippi State at the Governor's Cup game in his first start ... Worked 5.2 innings with two runs on three hits with two walks and a strikeout ... Suffered losses at the hands of No. 8 Louisville (3/12), at Georgia (4/11), No. 9 Arkansas (5/9), at Alabama (5/16), No. 16 Auburn (5/22) and vs. St. John's (6/6) in the NCAA Tournament ... Posted his three saves against Arkansas State (2/23), and in two games at Tulane (3/5, 3/6) ... Worked a season-long 6.1 innings as a starter at Alabama, allowing four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk ... Worked a season-long 2.1 innings in relief against No. 8 Louisville (3/14), holding the Cardinals scoreless on one hit with a strikeout ... Struck out a season-high eight batters at No. 5 South Carolina (4/18) ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Suffered the loss in a start against St. John's in an elimination game ...
2009: Made 25 relief appearances on the season, posting a 1-1 record with three saves ... Tallied a 2.80 ERA as he allowed 14 runs - 11 earned - in 35.1 innings of work ... Walked 20 and struck out 36 on the season ... Picked up saves against Austin Peay (3/11), Arkansas State (3/30) and at Southern Miss (4/22) ... His relief win came over Jackson State (3/31) ... Worked a season-long 3.2 innings against No. 24 Alabama (2/22) as he allowed only two hits with one walk and four strikeouts ... In the save at Southern Miss (4/22) he held the Golden Eagles hitless for 3.0 innings with a season-high five strikeouts and one walk ... NCAA REGIONAL: Made two relief appearances, both against Western Kentucky ... Worked 0.1 innings against WKU (5/30) with a walk in the 7-4 win ... Worked 0.2 innings with a walk and a hit against WKU (5/31) in a 10-9 loss ... NCAA SUPER REGIONAL: Made two appearances against No. 5 Virginia ... Worked 2.0 innings against UVA (6/5) with three strikeouts and a hit in the 4-3 win in the opening game ... Worked 1.0 inning against UVA (6/6) with a walk, a hit and two runs in a 4-3 loss in game two ...
2008: Redshirted ...
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years for Brian Jones at Neshoba Central High School ... Two-time Most Valuable Player selection (2006, 2007) ... Also named a two-time All-District First Team selection (2006, 2007) ... Named First Team All-State selection and Dandy Dozen selection by The Clarion Ledger as a senior ... Also named Best Offensive Player in 2007 ... Hit .430 with 11 home runs and 65 RBI during his senior campaign ... Also came up with 16 doubles, two triples and 40 runs scored ... Posted a 10-3 record on the mound with a 1.97 ERA as he struck out 140 and walked only 35 in 68.2 IP ... For his career, posted a 22-8 record with a 2.13 ERA and six saves ... Struck out 283 and only walked 78 in 185.0 IP in three seasons ... Also lettered two years in basketball ...
MISCELLANEOUS: Full name is David Paul Goforth ... Son of Tracy Henderson and Paul Goforth ... Has twin brothers, Jace and Kyle (8) ... Mom, Tracy, played basketball for East Central Community College ... Competed with the Mississippi Prospects summer league team ... Helped lead the Prospects to a second-place finish in the UnderArmour World Series ... Named to the All-Tournament Team.
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