Owls Begin 2018 Campaign In Orlando
Chilly Temps Did Not Stop Third Annual FanFest
Game Times Set For 6:30 PM, 2 PM and 1 PM
Start Time Set For 6:30 PM at Reckling Park
2016-2017: Did not pitch after being sidelined just prior to the start of the 2016 season... Continues to work hard to rejoin his teammates on the field.
2015: Pitched a total of 19.0 innings over a span of 14 games, his first competitive action since his senior year of high school in 2013... Each appearance was out of the bullpen... Recorded a win against national-powerhouse Stanford (Feb. 28), and a save against Conference USA rival Southern Miss (March 27)... Held a total of 76 hitters to a composite .250 batting average... Recorded 27 strikeouts, an average of 12.8 per 9.0 innings that was second-best on the staff... Maintained a 2.5-to-1 strikeouts to walks ratio... Made his Division I debut on the road at Pac-12 foe Arizona (Feb. 22)... Returned to pitch again a week later at home against Stanford and proceeded to fire 2.1 scoreless innings without allowing any hits nor walks for the win... Fanned two of the three batters he faced at No. 1 ranked TCU... Brilliant 1.1 inning outing at C-USA foe Charlotte began by coming into a two-out, bases-loaded, situation in the bottom of the eighth and recording a rally-killing strikeout -- followed by striking out the only three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth for a career-best four K's... Returned four days later and notched another four-strikeout outing in 2.1 frames against longtime foe Texas State... Did not allow any runs in a career-long 2.2 innings against league opponent Middle Tennessee... Outing vs. the Blue Raiders was part of a stretch where he maintained a 1.17 ERA, a .193 opponents' batting average and 22 strikeouts in 15.1 innings during a span of ten relief outings over the course of a month.
Baylor University - Attended Baylor University during 2013-2014... Did not appear in any games for the Bears... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the fall of 2013.
High School - A 2013 graduate of Deer Park High School in Pasadena, Texas... Was selected in the 37th round of the major league draft by the New York Yankees... Second-team All-America honoree by MaxPreps as a senior... First team all-state and a Rawlings All-Texas Region selection... Helped lead baseball program to three-straight District 23-5A titles, and to the Area round of the 2013 state playoffs... Played in Texas High School All-Star Game as a senior... Registered an 11-0 record with a 0.65 ERA in 13 appearances in 2013... Threw complete games in all 11 starts with six shutouts in 75 innings, compiling 105 strikeouts and just 10 walks and 43 hits... Broke the school's strikeouts and ERA records... Fired two no-hitters in the state playoffs... Accomplished hitter who batted .370 with 22 RBI and eight doubles as a senior... Coached by Emerick Jagenaux and Chris Rupp.
Personal - Full name: Joshua Blake Pettitte...Parents: Andy and Laura Pettite of Houston (two brothers, one sister). Father played 18 years in the major leagues where he won over 250 games and was a three-time all-star pitcher for the Yankees and Astros. Before his major league career, Andy Pettitte also played for Coach Graham at San Jacinto College in 1991. College: Will Rice
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