Jay Swinford
43 Jay Swinford
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Athens, Ga.

High School:
Clarke Central

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 192

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
04/25/1992

Experience:
1L

2013 (Sophomore): Did not see any action as team went 21-32

2012 (RS-Freshman):Appeared in 22 games, all in relief, going 1-1, 2.01 ERA as team went 31-26

*Tallied 31.1 innings with 14 strikeouts and 10 walks

*Notched first career win with career-high three innings pitched at #4 LSU on April 29

*Only allowed one of 15 inherited runners to score on the season, which was a team-best

*Registered career-high three strikeouts in 1.1 IP versus Western Illinois on March 3

*Posted a 1-1 mark and 1.59 ERA in 12 relief appearances in SEC action

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Freshman): Redshirted as team posted a 33-32 mark and advanced to the NCAA Corvallis Regional Final.

High School: A graduate of Clarke Central where he played for Kyle Kirk

*Batted .441 with three home runs and 20 RBI as a senior for the Gladiators

*Posted a .514 on-base percentage and .634 slugging percentage in 2010

*Registered a 6-5 record on the mound with a 3.85 ERA in 53 innings pitched

*Pitched two complete games, one no-hitter versus Apalachee and had two saves

*Named 2010 Most Outstanding Pitcher and Team Captain for the Gladiators

*A member of 2010 Team Georgia and a First Team All-Region selection

*Named a Northeast Georgia All-Star in 2009 and 2010

*A Second Team All-Region pick in 2009, Most Outstanding Pitcher and Zach Kirk Gladiator Award recipient

Personal: Born April 25, 1992

*Son of Wayne and Susan Swinford

*Jay's father was a standout Bulldog football lettermen who led the SEC in punt returns in 1964 and played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1965-67

*Major: Biology

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