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#29 Sean Tierney
Position: Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
High School: Clover Hill/Virginia
Major: Sports Management
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As a redshirt senior:

  • NCBWA Second Team Preseason All-American
  • CollegeBaseballinsider.com Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
  • Preseason All-CAA
  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete
  • One run allowed with five strikeouts in opening game of Bucknell series
  • Three-hit, seven-inning shutout vs. Lafayette with four strikeouts

As a redshirt junior:

  • Third Team All-CAA
  • Second Team All-Region in East Region by American Baseball Coaches Association
  • Honored by team with its Most Valuable Pitcher Award
  • Heads into senior season tied for JMU record for career winning percentage at .909 with a 10-1 record
  • Within the CAA, ranked ninth for ERA (3.43), ninth opponent averagfe (.254), first wins (10), fifth fewest hits allowed (62), fourth fewest runs allowed (30), fourth fewest earned runs allowed (24)
  • During 30 league games primarily as the Friday starter, ranked second for ERA (2.55), second opponent average (.200), third wins (6), second fewest hits allowed (26), second fewest runs allowed (11), second fewest earned runs allowed (10), second fewest home runs allowed (2)
  • Recorded third-most wins in a season in school history (10) while ranking 24th in the nation for the season
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete
  • Dean's List Spring 2011
  • JMU home debut in Bucknell finale while earning first collegiate victory
  • 3 2/3 innings of relief in Mason finale with one run allowed by no hits with three strikeouts while earning fourth victory in JMU rally
  • Earned his fifth win with 2 2/3 shutout innings allowing just one hit as JMU rallied past Georgia State 9-6
  • Worked seven innnings of relief in 12-inning victory at UNCG, allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts. Innings and Ks were both twice his previous career highs (3 2/3 innings, 3 strikeouts)
  • Made first career CAA start in Delaware opener, earning no decision after two runs allowed on six hits in 6 2/3 innings
  • Matched season high with seven innings in UNCW opener allowing six hits and an unearned run while striking out 11, matching the JMU season high and setting a career high
  • Seven innings in Towson opener allowing one run on six hits with five strikeouts
  • Allowed just one hit in four innings of final regular season start at Northeastern while earning ninth victory
  • Collected CAA All-Tournament honors after tossing JMU's first nine-inning shutout since 2006, allowed Georgia State five hits with six strikeouts in tournament opener

As a redshirt sophomore:

  • Left second appearance, a start against #6 UC Irvine, with arm injury and missed remainder of the season.
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

As a sophomore:

  • Redshirted 2009 after transferring from Virginia
  • Invited to Cape Cod League for summer by the Brewster Whitecaps, but injuries prevented any game appearances.

Before JMU:

  • Played for Tim Lowery and the Post 137 South Richmond American Legion team
  • Played high school for the Clover Hill Cavaliers
  • Junior year was named first-team all-district pitcher, second-team all-region pitcher, and second-team all-metro pitcher
  • Named team M.V.P. junior year
  • Senior year was named third-team All-American by Baseball America, Rawlings, and Perfect Game
  • Was drafted in the 35th round by the Boston Red Sox
  • Began his collegiate career at Virginia in 2008
  • Appeared in two games for the Cavaliers (Coppin St., Cornell), throwing a total of 1 1/3 innings as a freshman.


  • Son of Karen and Donald Tierney
  • Enjoys playing football and basketball, playing video games, and watching movies
  • Sports Management Major.

Year eraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso2b3bhrbfbavgwphbpbksfasha
2010.... 11.57 0-0 2 1 0 0/0 0 2.1 8 5 3 2 2 3 0 0 18 .500 0 0 0 0 0
2011.... 3.43 10-1 18 8 1 1/1 0 63.0 62 30 24 25 47 17 0 7 276 .254 1 3 0 2 2
2012.... 6.00 2-3 5 5 1 1/0 0 27.0 28 18 18 14 13 8 1 2 121 .277 4 4 0 2 0
TOTAL... 4.39 12-4 25 14 2 2/1 0 92.1 98 53 45 41 62 28 1 9 415 .271 5 7 0 4 2

Career Highs

Innings: 9.0, Georgia State 5/26/11
Strikeouts: 11, UNCW 4/29/11

Getting to know Sean.

What's your favorite JMU baseball memory thus far?
Winning the CAA Championship in 2011 and pitching in a regional down at UNC.

The 3 reasons you chose JMU are...
Academics, Athletics, and the friendly atmosphere.

What is your major and why did you chose it?
Sports Management because I want to be involved with sports when my baseball career is over.

Who is your favorite character on Jersey Shore?
Pauly D Yeahhhh Budddy

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?
The Chinese place at Festival

Who has the most/least "swag" on the team?
Most- Sean Tierney Least- Johnny Bladel

Who is your favorite artist/singer?
Lil Wayne

What is your favorite class while attending JMU?
Sports Ethics and Law taught by Dr. Ben Carr

Who has been the biggest influence on your baseball career thus far?
My father, Don

Where is your favorite place to play other than JMU?
Davenport Field at UVA

3 hobbies/interests I enjoy besides baseball are...
Golf, football, and hanging out with my friends.

Who is your favorite MLB player and why?
Derek Jeter because he plays the game the right way.

What is your biggest fear?
Not living up to my own personal expectations.

What is your favorite baseball memory pre-college?
Getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2007

The funniest player on the team is... 
Ian Haynes

What is your pre-game music choice?
My walkout song from last year... Wale- Nike Boots.

What do you want to accomplish this season?
Win a CAA championship, win a regional championship, and play in the College World Series.

What do you want to do after college?
Be involved in sports any way I can whether playing professionally or working with professional sports.

Fast Five:

Guilty pleasure song on your iPod? Katy Perry Last Friday Night
Fast food? McDonalds
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
"I play real sports, not trying to be the best at exercising." Kenny Powers
MLB team? New York Yankees