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#17 Trent Cundiff
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
City/State: Roanoke, Va.
High School: Northside
Major: Sport & recreation management
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As a junior:

  • JMU co-captain
  • Three hits and no runs allowed in 3 1/3 innings with two strikeouts in middle game of Mason series
  • Consecutive games to open Old Dominion series with a scoreless inning of relief with a strikeout
  • Earned second win of the season by shutting down GW for 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing just one hit
  • Pitched two-thirds of a scoreless inning in CAA Championship vs. William and Mary
  • Pitched for the Roanoke Rails of the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League and won three games

As a sophomore:

  • Recipient of JMU's Relief Pitcher award
  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Ranked ninth in the CAA with 25 pitching appearances
  • Moved into eighth in JMU history with 25 appearances in a season\
  • Spring 2012 Dean's List
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Two scoreless innings of relief to silence Longwood's comeback attempt and earn JMU's first victory of the season
  • Three total scoreless innings in two appearances in Bucknell series
  • Winning pitcher in relief in in win in GSU finale to snap 12-game losing streak
  • Retired all nine batters faced over season-high three innings and earned win as JMU rallied for 3-2 win in middle game vs. Northeastern
  • Earned the win in relief in ODU opener with no runs charged against him in one inning of work
  • Scoreless inning of relief in middle game of Mason series as JMU defeated Patriots
  • Scoreless inning of work at Radford
  • 1 2/3 scoreless innings in VCU finale
  • Scoreless for 1 2/3 innings in series at Towson
  • Earned All-Star honors with the Roanoke Rails in the Carolina-Virginia Collegiate League during the summer of 2012 with a 5.81 ERA and team-best 10 appearances, pitching 31 innings

As a freshman:

  • Ranked 15th in CAA for pitching appearances with 23
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete
  • JMU debut with one scoreless inning in season debut vs. Bucknell
  • Scoreless inning at Maryland
  • Scoreless inning of relief at VMI
  • First collegiate start hosting Longwood with three runs allowed in career-long 3 2/3 innings
  • First collegiate save after working final inning of JMU's 4-2 win in regular season finale at Northeastern
  • Cundiff played in the Rockingham County Baseball League in the summer of 2011 for the Broadway Bruins.

Before JMU:

  • Played for Ed Culicerto at Northside High School
  • Played for the Richmond Braves National Team, only one loss as pitcher in four years
  • Won 2009 Tournament of Champions with the Richmond Braves
  • Won the 16U World Wood Bat National Championship in 2008
  • Finalist for the Salem/Roanoke County Baseball Hall of Fame Player of the Year as a senior
  • First Team All-Blue Ridge District, First Team All-Region III, and First Team All-Timesland as a senior
  • Honorable Mention All-State as a senior
  • 3-2 record as a senior with two no-decisions and a save, 44 strikeouts in 32 innings, .523 batting average, 41 RBIs, and five home runs
  • First Team All-Blue Ridge District and First Team All-Timesland as a junior
  • Second Team All-Region III as a junior
  • 2-2 record as a junior with six no-decisions and two saves, 56 strikeouts in 31 innings, .398 batting average, 23 RBIs, and two home runs
  • 1-0 record as a sophomore with one no-decision, 12 strikeouts, .289 batting average, 12 RBIs, and one home run
  • Member of National Honor Society and Honor Roll student


  • Son of Margie and Greg Cundiff
  • Sport and recreation management major 
  • Enjoys video games, hanging out with friends, and movies

Career Statistics

2011.... 7.53 1-2 23 1 0 0/0 1 28.2 38 26 24 18 14 8 2 7 140 .339 3 6 0 1 3
2012.... 6.67 4-1 25 0 0 0/0 0 29.2 41 23 22 10 21 7 1 5 146 .333 3 9 0 2 2
2013.... 5.76 2-2 17 0 0 0/0 0 29.2 33 28 19 21 16 10 0 2 153 .273 8 8 0 2 1
TOTAL... 6.65 7-5 65 1 0 0/0 1 88.0 112 77 65 49 51 25 3 14 439 .315 14 23 0 5 6

Career Highs

Innings: 3.2, Longwood 5/10/11
Strikeouts: 3, Le Moyne 2/25/11

Getting to know Trent...

What is your current major?
Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Business

Why did you choose JMU?
Location and Tradition

What is your favorite thing about JMU?

What is your Favorite place to eat on campus?

Most people don’t know that I…
Have webbed toes

Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
My family

What is your “walk out” song?
Church Clap by KB

What is your Favorite pre-game meal?

Who is your Favorite Athlete?
LeBron James

What is your Favorite Movie?
Billy Madison and Caddyshack

What is your biggest fear?
Losing a loved one

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Be able to run as fast as possible as long as possible 

If you could travel to one place, where would it be?
Ancient Rome and Greece

If you could sit down and talk to any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
Martin Luther King Jr. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Tardiness and Unmotivated people

Pick one.
Hamburger or Hot Dog:
Hot Dog
Gray, White, Gold, Purple, or Black Uniform:
Ski or Snowboard:
Facebook or Twitter:
Chinese Food or Mexican Food:
Skittles or M&M’s:
Country Music or Hip Hop:

Within the team, who is the…
Most looked up to:
Everyone that puts their full time and effort into the program
Team Clown:
Chad Carroll
Best Dressed:
Nick Merullo
Most likely to be late:
Michael Church
Most likely to break out in a song:
Michael Howerton
Best Dancer:
Conner Brown
Best Motivator:
Coach Cohen
Most likely to become famous (from baseball or non-baseball related):
Ty Carroll (Artist)