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  Dennis McCraney

Dennis McCraney

Player Profile

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Catawba, SC

High School:
Rock Hill

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
LHP

Academic Major:
Business Adminstration

2008: Appeared in 21 games, the second-most on the pitching staff ... Posted an 8.26 ERA and a 2-3 record in 28 1/3 innings ... Struck out 20 and walked 15 ... Posted a 3.68 in first six outings, a span of 7.1 innings ... Pitched three scoreless innings against North Florida, allowing five hits and a walk (3/22) ... Pitched three more scoreless frames, allowing two hits and two walks, and striking out two for first win of season against Presbyterian (3/26) ... Pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings to lead Spartans to come-from-behind win over High Point for second win ... Had a 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 innings from March 22 to April 2 ... Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out three against 10th-ranked South Carolina (4/15) ... Held opponents scoreless in 10 of 21 outings.

Summer 2007: Appeared in eight games for the Carolina Sox in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League ... Posted 4.07 ERA in 24 1/3 innings, allowing just 27 hits and 11 runs ... Finished season 1-0 and recorded 24 strikeouts against three walks.

2007: Appeared in 24 games, all in relief ... 24 appearances was seventh in school history ... Finished year with 4-1 record and 4.94 ERA, throwing 31 innings, walking 17 and striking out 22 ... Held opponents scoreless in 12 of his 24 outings ... Picked up first win of the year with 2 1/3 innings of four-hit, one-run baseball against Presbyterian (3/6) ... Struck out season-high three in game ... Notched win with three innings of relief against Coker, allowing two hits, two walks and one run (3/21) ... Posted win in next appearance getting one out in 8-6 win over USC Aiken (3/24) ... Added win against Armstrong Atlantic State, pitching 2/3 innings of scoreless ball (4/20) ... Had 2.77 ERA and 1-1 record in 13 innings of relief on the road.

2006: Appeared in 12 games and started nine mid-week games for the Spartans ... Pitched 37 1/3 innings, allowing 18 walks and striking out 20 en route to a 3-0 record and 7.23 ERA ... Spartans were a perfect 9-0 in games he started ... Picked up first career win in relief at Southern Wesleyan (2/14) ... Posted 12-6 win over Coker, pitching career-high six innings and allowing six hits and three runs ... Also earned win with 5 1/3 innings of eight-hit, two-run baseball against North Greenville (4/6) ... Struck out career-high six in five innings of work against Belmont Abbey (3/15). High School: Played for Eddie Hill at Rock Hill High ... Finished prep career with 15-14 overall record and a 3.00 ERA ... Struck out 170 batters in 210 innings ... Was an all-area selection as a junior and a senior ... Posted a slot on the Charlotte Observer All-Upper South Carolina team as an infielder as a senior ... Earned an academic letter.

Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1987 ... Son of Mike and Lisa McCraney ... Has a brother, Kyle ... Majoring in business management ... Favorite movie is "Caddyshack" ... Favorite TV show is "Ghost Hunters" ... Favorite musical artist is Kenny Chesney ... Favorite song is "Baby Got Back" ... Admires his parents ... Worked at State Farm Insurance Company this summer.

 
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