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21 Ryan Arrowood

Career: Comes into the season tied for 10th among active NCAA Division I pitchers with 17 career victories … 17 wins rank eighth in school history (record: 26 - Matt Andress, 2007-10) … 36 starts rank ninth in school history (record: 56 - Andress) … 159 strikeouts just eight away from ASU's all-time top 10 (record: 248 - Andress) … 199.1 innings pitched just 4.1 away from ASU's all-time top 10 (record: 316.0 - Andress).

2011: Turned in one of the finest seasons by a pitcher in ASU history, going 8-3 with a 2.96 ERA over 94.1 innings … became only the second Mountaineer pitcher to ever win as many as eight games in back-to-back seasons, joining Kevin Simmons who accomplished the feat in 1985-86 … eight victories were tied for the second-most in single-season school history … struck out 83 while issuing only 31 walks … the 83 strikeouts rank second in ASU single-season history … 94.1 innings pitched rank fourth in school history … named second-team all-Southern Conference by the league's media … tied for fourth in the SoCon in wins and ranked third in strikeouts, tied for fourth in innings pitched, sixth in ERA, 14th in opponents' batting average … was twice named the SoCon's Pitcher of the Week (April 4 and April 18) and was the league's Pitcher of the Month for April … was not a member of the weekend rotation to open the season, making his first three starts of the campaign in mid-week affairs versus Gardner-Webb (Feb. 22), North Carolina A&T (March 2) and LaSalle (March 8) while also appearing in relief roles versus Maryland-Eastern Shore (Feb. 19) and Elon (March 12 and 13) … allowed just one earned run in his first five appearances of the season, going 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA … was especially impressive in a win over Gardner-Webb (6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 6 K, 0 BB) and a tough-luck no decision versus LaSalle (7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB) … despite being roughed up in the second of back-to-back relief appearances versus Elon (March 13), he moved to the front end of ASU's rotation versus UNC Greensboro (March 18) … suffered the loss in his debut as the Friday night starter but then reeled off four-straight impressive outings, going 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA, 37 strikeouts and just five walked in 31.2 innings of work … the fantastic run began somewhat inauspiciously, as he allowed 10 hits in eight innings versus Cornell (March 24) but struck out a season high-tying 10, walked one and allowed just three runs in the Mountaineers' 8-3 victory … fanned 10 in a second-straight start versus Wofford (April 1), allowing just one run on six hits over 8.0 IP to move to 4-1 with a 3-1 victory, earning his first SoCon Pitcher of the Week award in the process … stuck out nine, walked two and allowed just five hits in 6.2 scoreless innings at Furman (April 8) but did not figure in the decision … turned in the most impressive outing of his career versus Samford (April 15), a 4-0 complete-game gem … allowed just five hits (all singles) and a walk while striking out five to become the first Mountaineer in three years to toss a complete-game shutout and be named SoCon Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks … had to leave his next start at Davidson (April 21) after just 2.2 innings due to an ankle injury but returned two days later to work two scoreless relief innings … made two abbreviated non-conference starts on either end of final exams, picking up a win over N.C. A&T (April 27 - 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K, 1 BB) and not figuring in the decision versus East Tennessee State (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB) … was a bit erratic to close the season, walking 17 over his final four starts of the year, compared with just 14 walks over his first 15 appearances of the year … earned wins over Western Carolina (May 7) and Georgia Southern (May 19) and suffered losses at College of Charleston (May 13) and in the SoCon Tournament opener versus Samford (may 25) to finish the season at 8-3 … also made seven early-season starts in left field, hitting .130 (3-for-23) with a double (Feb. 20 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore) and two RBI (Feb. 19 vs. UMES and March 5 at The Citadel).

2010: A member of ASU's weekend rotation for first half of the season, holding down the Sunday starting role before becoming staff's primary Tuesday starter and a weekend reliever late in the year ... ranked second on the team, tied for seventh in the SoCon and tied for seventh in school history with eight wins ... made 14 starts (tied for ninth in school history) and worked 69.2 innings, both good for second on squad ... team was 10-3-1 in his 14 starts ... ranked third on club with 57 strikeouts ... turned in perhaps his best performances of the year in his first two starts, combining for 16 strikeouts (season-high eight in each start) and just two walks while scattering 10 hits over 11 scoreless innings in wins over USC Upstate (Feb. 20) and Niagara (Feb. 28) ... moved to 3-0 by battling through five innings, allowing just four runs despite giving up 10 hits in an 8-6 win over Rider (March 7) ... after struggling through first four conference starts of the year (0-2, 10.52 ERA), was bumped back to role as Tuesday starter ... in first mid-week start, earned fourth win of year by limiting High Point to just two runs on five hits over season-best 7.0 innings of work (April 13) ... picked up fifth and sixth victories with wins over UNC Asheville on April 27 (5.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 K) and May 12 (5.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 K) ... started final SoCon game of the regular season, allowing just one run, striking out four and walking none to earn win over Wofford (May 22) ... started versus eventual NCAA Regional participant College of Charleston in third game of SoCon Tournament (May 28), striking out five and walking none while limiting Charleston's high-powered offense to six runs in six innings and earning the win in ASU's 10-6 triumph that eliminated the Cougars from the field ... also made six starts in the field (two at third base, two in left field and two in right field) ... had one hit and scored one run in 20 at-bats ... once again played summer ball for hometown Forest City Owls, registering a 1.99 ERA and .202 opponents' batting average over six starts ... helped lead Forest City to  second-straight Coastal Plain League championship and No. 4 national ranking among all national collegiate summer league teams by Perfect Game Crosschecker.

2009: Saw action in a total of 31 games, including 11 pitching appearances ... became a regular mid-week starter midway through the season and made seven starts on the mound in all ... also started 20 games as a position player (12 in right field, six at designated hitter and two at first base) ... hit home runs in each of his first two collegiate at-bats, a pinch-hit solo shot at Gardner-Webb (Feb. 25) and a two-run blast as the starting DH versus High Point (March 4) ... had two hits, including a double, in ASU's 9-7 win at Tennessee (April 7) ... went a season-best 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI at High Point (April 22) ... settled in as ASU's regular right fielder down the stretch, starting seven of the final eight games of the season and hitting safely in five of those seven, including two-hit performances at UNC Greensboro (May 9), versus Longwood (May 14) and in a SoCon Tournament loss to Georgia Southern (May 21) ... also hit his final two home runs of the season at UNCG (May 10) and against Longwood (May 14) ... picked up only win of the season by allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking none in six innings of work versus N.C. A&T (March 24) ... following his freshman season, was named Coastal Plain League Co-Defensive Player of the Year after going 10-0 with a 1.88 ERA and .204 opp. BA in 10 regular-season starts for his hometown Forest City Owls ... went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two postseason starts to help lead the Owls to the CPL championship and No. 1 summer ranking by Perfect Game Crosschecker.

High School : Two-time all-state and Southwestern 2A/3A Conference Player of the Year ... Charlotte Observer Piedmont Player of the Year and all-area honoree ... won 14 games and struck out 157 as a junior and went 10-0 with a 0.77 ERA as a senior ... two-way threat also hit .490 with nine home runs and 40 RBI as a senior ... coached by Chris White ... represented North Carolina as one of the state’s top 15 players in the 2008 North Carolina-South Carolina Challenge ... 2007 State Games participant.

Personal : Full name is Justin Ryan Arrowood ... born Aug. 24, 1990 (21 years old) ... son of Mollie and Keith Arrowood ... majoring in exercise science.

Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Outfield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
City/State: Rutherfordton, N.C.
High School: R-S Central
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