34  Marc Ashley
Marc Ashley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Collierville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 168

Position:
RHP/INF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


Outlook for 2010
A fifth-year pitcher, Ashley is expected to pitch in a variety of roles in 2010, as well as add depth to the Tiger infield...Coaching staff is encouraged by his athleticism and knowledge of the game.

2009 (Junior)
Spilt time as a starter and reliever in 2009...Received the starting nod in five of the 10 games he pitched in...Started in his first outing of the year before moving to the bullpen for the next five appearances...Worked his way into a midweek starter's role and finished the year as the Tiger's Sunday starter...Posted a 1-3 mark with a 6.23 ERA as a junior...Fanned 27 and walked 21 in 39 innings of action...Opponents hit .295 against him...Made two starts in three C-USA appearances...Was 0-2 with a 7.11 ERA against league competition...As a starter, held a 5.25 ERA and struck out 14 in 24 innings...Had five no-decision outings to go with a 7.80 ERA out of the bullpen...Struck out five in career-long relief stint of 6.1 innings vs. UT-Martin (3.17.09)...Scattered nine hits and tied a career-long starting performance of seven innings to pick up his lone win of the year against UT-Martin (4.22.09)...Matched a career-high with six strikeouts in five innings against eventual College World Series participant Southern Miss (5.10.09).

2008 (Sophomore)
Suffered from nagging injury that limited his effectiveness in 2008...Made five starts in his 11 appearances...Started the season as Memphis' No. 2 starter before moving to the bullpen for his final five outings...Went 1-3 with a 9.51 ERA...Struck out 20 in 35 innings...Got the year started off strong with five strikeouts and one-run in five innings in a 1-0 loss to Ohio State (2/23/08)...Picked up his first win of the year after holding Ohio to four runs on seven hits and striking out three in a six-inning start (3/1/08)...Fanned a career-high six batters in five innings to help Memphis defeat Mississippi State (4/8/08).

2007 (Freshman)
Was Memphis's Sunday starter before suffering a season-ending injury...Started in all five games he pitched in...Memphis was victorious in three of his five starts...Registered a 1-1 record with a 6.66 ERA...Struck out 10 in 24.1 innings of work...Gave up 31 hits and allowed 18 runs...Made his collegiate debut vs. Missouri (2/25/07)...Held MU scoreless through a season-long 5.2 innings...Picked up his first collegiate win after striking out five in five innings in a 12-6 win over Akron (3/18/07)...Struck out three and held No. 6 Clemson to two runs through five innings (3/10/07)...Fanned a career and season-high five batters vs. Eastern Illinois (3/4/07)...Made his final appearance of the year vs. ECU (3/25/07).

2006
Redshirted 2006 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery following his senior year at Collierville High School.

Summer 2006
Got his first taste of collegiate baseball as a dual-position player for the Union City Greyhounds of the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League...On the mound, went 1-2 with a save and 25 strikeouts...Logged a 2.97 ERA in 10 outings...Played 42 games in the Greyhound infield...Hit .294 with 16 RBI and 11 stolen bases.

Prep
Was a four-year letterwinner for former Tiger coach, Jeff Hopkins, at Collierville High School...Won 20 straight games on the mound for Collierville...2005 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Champion...The right-handed Ashley went 10-1 and helped guide the Dragons to a 37-9 mark and a third-place tie in the Class AAA state tournament...Posted a 1.09 ERA with 54 strikeouts...Listed as one of Tennessee's top players as a senior...Named to The Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) 2005 All-State Baseball Team...All-Tennessee Baseball Report Second Team selection...2004 Team Tennessee Junior Sunbelt Team...2004 TBCA Worth Showcase...2004 Commercial Appeal All-Metro selection...Went 10-1 as a junior...Helped guide CHS to district championships in 2003 and 2004...The Dragons also won sectional and regional championships while going 34-9 in 2004...Was named All-District, All-Region, and was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal Best of Preps...On the mound, he went 10-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 75.0 innings of work...Also played second base and shortstop and saw some time in centerfield...Hit .307 with 40 runs scored, 21 stolen bases, 13 doubles and a home run.

Personal
Full name is Marc Stephen Ashley...Son of William and Judy Ashley...Was a member of Who's Who Among American High School Students, the United States Achievement Academy, and the National Society of High School Scholars...Was a high school teammate of former U of M pitcher Matt Yokely...Majoring in business finance.

Ashley's Career Stats
Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/AVG
2007 6.66 1-1 10 5 0 0/0 0 24.1 31 18 18 9 10 .310
2008 9.51 1-3 16 5 0 0/0 0 35.0 61 46 37 12 20 .379
2009 6.23 1-3 10 5 0 0/0 0 39.0 44 30 27 21 27 .295
2010 ------- ---- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- -- -- ----
Career 7.52 3-7 36 15 0 0/0 0 98.1 136 94 82 42 57 .331

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