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#22 Justin Wood
Position: Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dayton, Va.
High School: Turner Ashby
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As a senior: 

  • Team captain
  • Started season opener against Southern Illinois and struck out six
  • Worked 7 1/3 innings and only allowed one run on four hits against Maryland to earn first win of the season
  • Came in for relief work against Radford and completed a shutout inning
  • Worked five innings against Virginia Tech while striking out a career-high seven hitters
  • Struck out four batters in three innings of work while only allowing one run against Old Dominion
  • Recorded first save of the season, and second of career, after three innings of work and three strikeouts at VCU
  • Tossed a scoreless inning at home against George Washington
  • Struck out four batters in 3 2/3 work in the series finale against Georgia State
  • Four innings pitched in start at Longwood with all three runs allowed in the first inning before then retiring eight straight
  • After starting season opener, also started season finale and final game ever at Long Field/Mauck Stadium, allowing five runs in four innings in a JMU win over GMU.

As a junior:

  • Ranked 57th in the NCAA in walks allowed per nine innings (1.71)
  • Tied for 13th in CAA in runs allowed (49)
  • Went 3 2/3 innings against Binghamton in game one of a doubleheader in his first start of the season
  • Gave up seven runs off eight hits, but only two were earned in his no-decision
  • Recorded a career-high six strikeouts against William and Mary while giving up five Hits and three earned runs in another no-decision
  • Recorded his first win of the year against Georgia State by going seven innings and only allowing one run off six hits and tying his career-high of six strikeouts
  • Got a no-decision against Towson as the starter where he went 6 1/3 innings while giving up four runs and striking out two
  • Pitched his first collegiate complete game against Hofstra going all nine innings while allowing just four hits, giving up no earned runs, walking just one, and fanning six
  • Pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against VMI allowing just two hits and striking out one
  • Earned his third win of the season against VCU in game two as he came in for Kurt Houck after the game was suspended going four innings allowing just two runs off four hits
  • Went three innings of relief at Radford allowing two hits and no runs
  • Tossed seven innings in CAA tournament win over George Mason, matching career high six strikeous.

As a sophomore:

  • One unearned run and four strikeouts during two innings versus GWU
  • Four runs, three earned, in four innings during final start against Towson
  • Tossed one shutout inning vs Richmond
  • Picked up his third win of the season against #3 Virginia
  • Pitched five innings of relief, giving up six hits and four runs, with just three being earned
  • It was his fourth relief appearance of the season
  • Started against George Mason, and threw 4 2/3 innings giving up three runs on five hits
  • Made his first relief appearance of the season against George Washington
  • Threw one inning giving up one hit and no runs
  • Match his career-high with 7 1/3 innings pitched against UNCW
  • He surrendered nine hits and two runs, with just one being earned to pick up his second win of the season
  • Set a career-high with 7 1/3 innings pitched against Richmond
  • He gave up just four runs, but was still credited with the loss
  • Set a career-high with four strikeouts against Marshall
  • Picked up his first victory of the season against Liberty
  • He threw 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and just one run
  • He also struck out three
  • In his third start versus ODU he went six innings giving up eight hits and three runs
  • He received a no-decision
  • Threw six innings and gave up three runs, while striking out three in his second start of the season against Charlotte
  • Made his first start of the season against Kansas State
  • Excelled in summer 2007 with Athletes in Action Fire in Alaska Baseball League
  • Led league with 65 innings pitched and seven wins, 10th with 2.49 ERA
  • Went 7-2 overall with 36 strikeouts and 16 walks in 12 appearances while leading Fire to 26-15 record and the league championship.

As a freshman:

  • Made appearance against UNCW in third game of CAA tournament
  • Pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief at George Washington, allowing four hits, two walks and struck out two to pick up his second win of the season
  • Started in final game against Hofstra and threw two frames, allowing two runs on two hits, walking two and striking out one
  • Got the start against Richmond throwing four innings and allowing two runs on three hits while walking two and fanning two
  • Threw five innings, giving up two runs on seven hits walked three and struck out two to pick up first win of JMU career, against Radford, which was also first career start
  • Threw 1/3 of an inning, walking one while fanning one in first game at Marshall
  • Picked up his first save of the season in game two against Virginia Tech
  • Finished the first game against Virginia Tech giving up no hits, no runs and struck out two
  • Pitched eighth inning in win against Longwood
  • Tossed one inning in the final Wagner game, giving up one run on two hits
  • Tossed one inning each in games one and three versus Fairfield
  • Picked off a runner in game three
  • Was called out of the pen in game two of the Clemson series for his college debut
  • There were more fans in the stands than people in his hometown
  • Played for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley Baseball League during the 2006 Summer
  • Named to the VBL All-Star team for the Southern Division
  • Ranked 11th in the league with a 3.02 ERA, and went 4-3 with 33 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings

Before JMU:

  • Two-sport athlete for nearby Turner Ashby High School playing both baseball and basketball
  • Baseball team was Valley District Champions 2003-'05 under the leadership of head coach Bill Buracker
  • Region II champions and state runner-up in 2005
  • First-team All-District and All-Region pitcher as a senior for the Knights
  • Two-time champion of the "3-point shootout" in the Christmas Classic Basketball Tournament
  • Played summer baseball for the 2004 and 2005 Rockingham County Baseball League champion Clover Hill Bucks.

Personal:

  • Son of Lorrie and Bryan Wood
  • Kinesiology major concentrating in sports management with a business minor.

Year

G/ GS

CG

SHO

 IP

H

R

ER

ERA

 SO

BB

W

L

Sv

PCT

2006

19/3

0

0

25.2

29

19

16

5.61

16

16

2

0

1

1.000

2007

18/11

0

0

73.2

109

57

52

6.35

40

12

3

6

0

.333

2008

17/11

1

0

68.1

85

49

42

5.53

45

13

4

3

0

.571

2009

19/7

0

0

58.0

91

63

58

9.00

40

19

1

4

1

.200

Total

73/32

1

0

225.2

314

188

168

6.70

141

60

10

13

2

.435

Getting to Know Justin

Why did you choose JMU?

It is the best baseball that is closest to home

What are your goals for the year?

Have fun playing the game

What is your major?

Sports Management

What do you want to do after college?

Play baseball as long as possible

What activities or hobbies do you enjoy other than baseball?

Hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and all other sports

Who was your baseball idol growing up?

Chipper Jones

What was your greatest baseball moment pre-college?

Two undefeated little league seasons

What influenced you the most in your decision to play baseball?

Dad

Do you have a nickname on the team?

Woody

What was your favorite moment from last year's championship season?

Winning the CAA Tournament

What is one thing you would change about baseball?

Wood bats all around

Who or What is your favorite:

Fast Food? Taco Bell

Movie? Shooter

Pre-Game Music? Country

MLB Team? Braves

MLB Player? Chipper Jones

TV Show? Sportscenter

Place to eat on Campus? Festival