Freshmen Bradley Strong, Jacob Hoyle record two hits apiece
2012 (Junior): Saw action in 15 games on the season, all out of the bullpen, finishing with a 1-2 overall record and a 7.36 ERA ... Tossed 14.2 innings on the year before missing the final month of the season due to soreness in his pitching arm ... Recorded 12 strikeouts against 12 walks with four hit batters ... Limited opponents to a .232 batting average against ... Only three of the 13 hits allowed on the year were for extra bases ... Tossed a season-long 3.1 innings in the first game of a home double-header against Davidson (March 31), striking out a season-high three.
2011 (Sophomore): Made a career-high 23 appearances out of the bullpen pitching 21.1 innings with a 7.17 ERA ... Recorded a career-best 24 strikeouts against 16 walks in the season ... Tallied at least one punch out in 14 of his 23 appearances ... Limited foes to a .256 batting average against ... Tossed a career-long four innings of one-run, one-hit relief against Morehead State (2/20), matching his then career-high four strikeouts ... Picked up his first career save ... Fanned a career-best five in three and two-thirds innings at High Point (4/26).
2010 (Freshman): Made 19 appearances, tossing 21.2 innings all in relief out of the bullpen ... Finished with a 5.40 ERA ... Struck out 23 batters against only nine walks with just nine of the 27 hits allowed going for extra bases ... Made his collegiate debut in relief against New York Tech, fanning one in an inning of hitless, scoreless relief ... Tossed his two career longs of 3.0 and 3.2 innings against SEC foe, Tennessee, and ACC opponent Clemson, respectively, striking out a then career-best four at Tennessee.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a standout at local A.C. Reynolds High in Asheville ... Joined the Catamount baseball team as a walk-on pitcher ... Boasted an ERA of under 2.00 during his senior season on the mound at Reynolds ... Graduated with high honors and a 4.2 GPA.
Personal: Full name is Jeremy Ryan Sluder ... Is the son of Eddie and Stephanie Sluder ... Has three siblings - one older, Ashlee, and two younger in Aubree and Jonathan.
Career Game Highs: Innings Pitched: 4.0, MOREHEAD STATE (2/20/11) Strikeouts: 5, at High Point (4/23/11) Walks: 3, GEORGIA SOUTHERN (4/17/11) Consecutive Scoreless Innings: 4.1 (3/31/12 - 4/14/12)