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#10 Aaron Hoover
Position: Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
High School: Westfield
Major: Crime & Criminology
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As a redshirt- sophomore:

  • In season debut after 2013 wiped out by injury, worked three scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts in season opener at East Carolina

 

As a sophomore:

  • Two-way player will be a key left-handed arm out of the bullpen while providing depth at multiple field positions
  • Faced just one batter over the minimum while allowing two hits in 5 1/3 innings of relief at Coastal
  • Four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of relief against Binghamton with an unearned run allowed
  • Pitched four shutout innings of relief in middle game of Hofstra series for his first win
  • Out with injury since late March

As a freshman:

  • Ranked third in the CAA for fewest doubles allowed (6)
  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Made JMU debut with seven innings of relief against Boston College while striking out five
  • Two hits with two RBIs and a run scored vs. Lafayette
  • Allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings of long relief vs. UNCW
  • 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief vs. W&M March 18
  • 2-for-3 with a run scored at the plate in GSU finale
  • Hit an RBI double in only plate appearance at Virginia
  • Turned in consecutive strong relief outings with two scoreless innings in NU finale followed by 2 2/3 scoreless the next game at Liberty. Also added an RBI single and a walk in the same NU game
  • Went 2-for-3 at the plate with a two-run double in ODU finale
  • Doubled, hit by a pitch three times and drove in career-high three runs in win over Hofstra
  • Picked up first career save with three innings of work against Mason
  • Tossed 31 1/3 innings for the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plains League during the summer of 2012, posting a 3-4 record and 5.74 ERA in 17 appearances

Before JMU:

  • Played for head coach Chuck Welch and the Westfield Bulldogs
  • Westfield was 16-7 in 2011
  • Concorde District Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-District as a senior along with First Team All-Region and honorable mention to the Washington Post All-Met Team
  • Represented West squad in 7-5 loss to East during Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game July 13, 2011 at Christopher Newport University
  • As a senior, went 5-3 on the mound with a 1.94 ERA over 10 starts. Struck out 61 while walking just 15 over 54 innings with two shutouts
  • For his career, went 19-6 with one save and a 1.49 ERA in 154 2/3 innings while striking out 144 and walking 33 in 36 appearances with 25 starts
  • Also hit .438 as a senior with 16 RBIs and 32 hits, including four doubles and four home runs
  • Bulldogs went 17-5 and won the Concorde District championship in 2010
  • First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region as a junior in 2010 while hitting .350 with 10 doubles and 15 RBIs as well as going 6-3 on the mound with a 2.10 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 46 innings
  • Was also First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region as a sophomore when he set a school record with a 0.90 ERA in 46 2/3 innings
  • Tossed a perfect game in the 2009 Concorde District playoffs as Westfield went 21-2 and won the Concorde District
  • Named to Hanahan Invitational All-Tournament Team as a sophomore and the Orlando National Baseball Classic All-Tournament Team as a freshman
  • Four-year baseball letterwinner
  • Also played for head coach Carson Carroll and the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL) Stars
  • NVTBL Stars were champions of the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Mid-Summer Classic and 2010 DI Draftable 18U Tournament while also placing in the top 16 at the 2010 World Wooden Bat 18U National Championship
  • NVTBL Fall Prospect Stars were champions of the 2010 Fall Wood Bat Tournament
  • Also played basketball ninth and 10th grades
  • Coaches community youth basketball during junior and senior years
  • National Honor Society and honor roll student

Personal:

  • Son of Sharon and Chris Hoover
  • Enjoys paintball, basketball, fishing, snorkeling and church activities
  • Crime and Criminology Major

Career Statistics

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2012.... .326 27-13 43 7 14 4 0 0 10 18 .419 5 3 8 2 .431 0 3 0-1 94 16 5 .957
2013.... .200 16-0 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0 0 1 0 .200 0 0 0-0 6 6 1 .923
TOTAL... .313 43-13 48 8 15 4 0 0 10 19 .396 5 3 9 2 .411 0 3 0-1 100 22 6 .953
 
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2012.... 6.55 0-2 21 4 0 0/0 1 56.1 71 44 41 26 31 9 6 4 267 .307 2 5 1 1 4
2013.... 4.22 1-0 11 0 0 0/0 0 21.1 18 14 10 6 13 5 2 0 89 .217 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL... 5.91 1-2 32 4 0 0/0 1 77.2 89 58 51 32 44 14 8 4 356 .283 4 5 1 1 4

Career Highs

Runs: 1, 8x, Longwood 2/20/13
Hits: 2, 3x, Old Dominion 4/15/12
RBIs: 3, Hofstra 4/20/12
Steals: 0
Hitting Streak: 7, 3/30/12-4/20/12

Innings: 7.0, Boston College 2/18/12
Strikeouts: 5, Boston College 2/18/12


Getting to know Aaron...

What is your current major?
Crime and Criminology


Why did you choose JMU?
Because of the yummy food


What is your favorite thing about JMU?
The plethora of females


What is your Favorite place to eat on campus?
Festival


Most people don’t know that I…
Have a pet snake


Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
My dad


What is your “walk out” song?
Game of Thrones Intro


What is your Favorite pregame meal?
Subway Sub. Italian BMT on Honey Oat bread, with lettuce, pepperjack cheese, spinach, pickles, vinegar, parmesan cheese, honey mustard, and a dash of hot pepper.


Who is your Favorite Athlete?
Chipper Jones


What is your Favorite Movie?
Dumb and Dumber


What is your biggest fear?
Lipstick


If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation


If you could travel to one place, where would it be?
New Zealand


If you could sit down and talk to any person, living or deceased, who would it be?
Jesus


What is your biggest pet peeve?
Someone taking the elevator for only one floor.


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

Within the team, who is the…
Most looked up to:
Pat Toohers (He’s really tall)
Team Clown:
Chad Carroll
Best Dressed:
Ky Parott
Most likely to be late:
Michael Church
Most likely to break out in a song:
Michael Howerton
Best Dancer:
Ben Garner (ask him to do the Carlton)
Best Motivator:
Coach Cohen
Most likely to become famous (from baseball or nonbaseball related):
Conner Brown, flipping houses for that TV show.