Jeff Howell Biography -—Official Web Site of Gardner-Webb Athletics
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#23 Jeff Howell
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kings Mountain, N.C.
High School: Kings Mountain HS
Howell Photos
Jeff Howell Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 02/22/2010

* Ranks second in school history with 83 appearances (Needs one to tie record)

2012 at Gardner-Webb: Set a school single-season record with 33 appearances, all out of the bullpen … Went 3-4 with a 3.21 ERA and one save in 42.0 innings pitched … Fanned 37 batters and held opponents to a .270 batting average … Allowed only two home runs all season, which was second best among pitchers with at least 40 innings of work … Had 22 appearances without an earned run allowed … Hurled 3.0 innings of relief twice … Picked up relief wins vs. Albany (3/4), VMI (4/28) and Radford (5/4) … Struck out the final two batters of the game to pick up save vs. Charleston Southern in the Big South Conference Tournament (5/23).

2011 at Gardner-Webb: Ranked second on the team with a career-best 30 appearances, all in relief ... Went 4-1 with a 1.89 ERA and a team-high seven saves in 47.2 innings of work ... Also registered seven holds, which also led the team ... Limited opponents to a .202 batting average ... Struck out a team-high 52 batters (9.81 per nine innings) and walked just 13 ... Allowed only eight extra base hits (all doubles) ... Made three appearances in the Big South Conference Tournament, hurling 7.1 scoreless innings with only four hits allowed and six strikeouts (one walk) ... Hurled three hitless innings with two strikeouts in a combined shutout win vs. Charleston Southern (5/27) ... Had at least 2.0 innings pitched in 11 of his 30 appearances, including the final six of the season ... Picked up a 4.0 inning save vs. Charleston Southern (4/10) during the regular season ... Had relief wins Butler (2/26), St. John's (3/11), at Furman (4/27) and vs. Liberty (5/13) ... Did not walk a batter through seven appearances of the season ... Issued more than one walk just twice on the season ... Fanned a season-high four batters vs. Butler (2/26), St. John's (3/11) and Liberty (5/13) ... Had at least two strikeouts in 15 appearances ... Made 23 scoreless appearances.

2010 at Gardner-Webb: Made 20 appearances overall and two starts as a true freshman ... Ranked fourth on the team in appearances, and was second in that category among freshmen ... Was 2-4 with a 4.33 ERA and two saves in 43.2 innings ... Fanned 35 and walked 16, while holding opponents to a .231 batting average ... Had scoreless relief appearances in 13 games ... Made six consecutive relief appearances without allowing an earned run from April 18-May 14 ... Hurled 7.0 innings of relief with just two runs allowed to pick up a win at Presbyterian (3/27) ... Had 2.0 scoreless innings to earn a win at Charleston Southern (4/24).

High School: Played at nearby Kings Mountain (N.C.) High ... Named Gaston Gazette Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year in 2009 ... Forged a 9-1 record and 1.49 ERA with two saves on the mound ... Batted .338 with eight home runs and 21 RBI at the plate ... Won 18 games on the mound combined as a junior and senior ... Two-time All-Conference choice ... Chose GWU over UNC Asheville, Appalachian State and USC Upstate, among others.

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