Returning as one of the top three pitchers from last year… senior two-year varsity letterwinner with junior eligibility… sat our his freshman season of 2005 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder Feb. 14, 2005… is halfway to a 20-win career, having won ten of 12 decisions in his career… one of three active pitchers with double-digit career wins and is second among regular pitchers with a career 3.06 ERA… ranks third in most career categories among active pitchers… has won his last nine decisions…
COACH HOLOWATY: "JJ gave us some quality innings last year. At the end of theyear, he pitched some great games. I think he will have a good year this year. He has a breaking ball, he has a changeup, he is capable of being a very good pitcher, and I think he will be."
LAST YEAR: Second-team All-Little East Conference… selected LEC Pitcher-of-the-Week once when he pitched a seven-hitter (no decision) with no walks over 8 1/3 innings in a 3-2 win at Keene State College on the final day of the regular season that made Eastern the first team to win all 14 of its LEC regular-season games… posted the eighth-best ERA (3.22) in the conference, was second in innings (72 2/3), and third in strikeouts (58) and had the most wins (7) without a loss in the LEC… led starters last year with a 2.86 ERA in post-season play… won two games in post-season play for the second straight year… in three starts last year, was 2-0 in 22.0 innings with 14 strikeouts and four walks… went eight innings in a 6-3 win over Western New England College in the second round of the regional tournament… despite giving up only five hits in seven innings, did not get a decision in the team’s 5-4 loss to Emory in the second game of the national tournament… was saddled with four unearned runs in that game… equaled his career high with 11 strikeouts (against one walk) in seven innings in an 8-1 win over Calvin College March 21at Scottsdale, AZ… after being charged with four earned runs in four innings in his first start, bounced back to surrender only three earned runs over his next four starts (31.0 innings) that dropped his ERA to a season-low 1.80…
AS A FRESHMAN: Redshirt freshman who sat out the 2005 season due to shoulder problems… one of five first-year pitchers to make a significant contribution… teamed with other first-year pitchers Justin Davis, Shawn Gilblair and Mike Tingley to start nearly 60 per cent (32) of the team's 56 games… one of four pitchers with at least 50 innings to record an ERA under 3.00… had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.8-to-1 and averaged 7.8 strikeouts per game… started four games in the post season, winning both of his decisions, with 19 strikeouts and five walks and a 3.10 ERA in 20 1/3 innings… selected to the regional all-tournament team… started and won the third game of the regional, 16-3, over Centenary, NJ, and starting the regional championship game without a decision in the 10-7 victory over Cortland… against Centenary, fanned ten, allowed eight hits and one earned run and one walk in eight innings… pitched Eastern into the LEC championship series with a dominant 5-4 win which eliminated top-seeded Southern Maine… scattered seven singles and two walks while fanning six and leaving with a 5-0 lead in the seventh… in his fourth start, pitched a complete-game one-hitter with a season-high 11 strikeouts in a +6-0 win over visiting Albertus Magnus… carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning of that game – allowing only one ball out of the infield – before giving up an opposite-field 'handle' hit on a 3-2 pitch leading off the inning… faced the minimum 27 batters in the game… gained three innings of national tournament experience by starting the season-ending loss to Montclair State…
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state and all-conference selections in baseball for the Class “LL” school as a senior, when he was 7-1 with 73 strikeouts and ten walks in 55 innings in helping the Cardinals to the conference title...
PERSONAL: born James Jagodzinski, Jr. March 7, 1986 (turns 22 during the season)... major: Physical Education… hobbies: sports, television… parents: Maryann and James... residence: Greenwich, CT...
Career Statistics Thru 2008
Favorite aspect of Eastern: Sam Iverson graduating
Favorite subject: Sleeping
Your personal goal for the season: National Champions
Favorite aspect of your sport: Sam not being on the team anymore
Favorite sport to play other than your own: Basketball
Pre-game ritual: Listin to I pod
Your most overused phrase: "So stressed"
Most visited web site: Espn.com
Favorite restaurant: Anything Italian
Dream job: Bar owner
The best concert ever attended?: Jay-Z at MSG
Last movie you’ve seen: American Gangster
Favorite professional team: The boys
Most despised professional athlete: Eli Manning
Favorite sport to watch on TV: Football
If your life could be made into a movie, what would be its soundtrack? Jim's house
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?Italy
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