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#12 Michael Howerton
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Chesterfield, Va.
High School: Matoaca
Major: Sport & recreaction management
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As a sophomore:

  • Led JMU with 45 batters struck out
  • Six innings allowing one run on just three hits in first home start against Binghamton
  • Allowed just one run on three hits in 5 1/3 innings to pick up his third win in Mason finale
  • Allowed one earned run and five hits in seven innings of work against George Washington and earned no-decision as JMU rallied for 12-inning win
  • Pitched for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League.

As a redshirt freshman:

  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU debut allowing an unearned run in 2/3 of an inning in season opener
  • 1 1/3 inning of relief with two strikeouts in Bucknell finale
  • After hits to first two batters faced, allowed just two walks to next 14 batters faced with six strikeouts vs. Mount St. Mary's
  • Pitched scoreless in ninth inning against GSU to earn first career save and first of the season for JMU in team's 24th game
  • Worked second-longest outing of the season, four innings, with two runs allowed in Delaware opener
  • Made first career start on the mound in Northeastern middle game and earned no decision with two runs allowed on five hits in five innings as JMU rallied for a 3-2 win
  • Career-best six innings in start against George Mason to earn first collegiate win

Before JMU:

  • Played for Fred Stoots at Matoaca High School
  • Played for Dan Gitzen with the Mid-Atlantic Mets
  • Matoaca won three-consecutive Central Region championships 2008-2010
  • 2009 Central District champions
  • Ranked #1 in the state by Virginia Preps
  • Ranked as high as 28th in the country on Rivals.com
  • Honorable Mention All-Region third baseman and First Team All District third baseman as a junior and senior
  • Honorable Mention All-District third baseman as a sophomore
  • Second Team All-Region and First Team All-District utility player as a junior
  • All-Region Academic and All-District Academic

Personal:

  • Son of Lisa and Bart Howerton
  • Sport and recreation management major
  • Enjoys golf, snow and water skiing, swimming, and exercising

Career Statistics

Yeareraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso2b3bhrbfbavgwphbpbksfasha
2012.... 6.52 1-4 20 7 0 0/0 1 48.1 60 45 35 28 36 12 5 6 243 .305 9 11 2 3 4
2013.... 7.08 3-6 13 13 0 0/0 0 67.1 82 63 53 28 45 15 4 3 315 .314 5 13 1 5 7
TOTAL... 6.85 4-10 33 20 0 0/0 1 115.2 142 108 88 56 81 27 9 9 558 .310 14 24 3 8 11

Career Highs

Innings: 7.2, William and Mary 4/14/13
Strikeouts: 6, 2x, Georgia State 4/20/13


Getting to know Michael...

What is your current major?
Sport and Rec Management


Why did you choose JMU?
Great location and the baseball program


What is your favorite thing about JMU?
The overall atmosphere


What is your Favorite place to eat on campus?
Dukes


Most people don’t know that I…
Enjoy long walks on the beach


Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
Derek Jeter


What is your “walk out” song?
“Hell and back” by Kid Ink


What is your Favorite pregame meal?
Crushing Food at DHall


Who is your Favorite Athlete?
Tiger Woods


What is your Favorite Movie?
Warrior


What is your biggest fear?
Snakes


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


If you could travel to one place, where would it be?
Cancun, Mexico


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


What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who chew loudly


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

Within the team, who is the…
Most looked up to:
Matt Tenaglia
Team Clown:
Taylor Krugh
Best Dressed:
Conner Brown
Most likely to be late:
Michael Church
Most likely to break out in a song:
Myself
Best Dancer:
Ben Garner
Best Motivator:
Chris Huffman
Most likely to become famous (from baseball or nonbaseball related):
Aaron Hoover