8  Marcus Barnes
Marcus Barnes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Oakland HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/L


Outlook for 2010
Will be counted on to hold down a significant role in the Tiger bullpen as a "go-to guy"...Excellent competitor who has coaches excited with his swing-and-miss stuff.

2009 (Sophomore)
Memphis' top reliever...Led staff with a 3.86 ERA and 19 appearances...Went 2-1 with two saves...Compiled 35 strikeouts and held opponents to a .211 batting average...Averaged nine strikeouts per nine innings...Was 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in C-USA action...League hitters batted .183 against him...Had a stretch of nine-straight innings (five outings) without giving up an earned run (Apr.11-21)...Fanned eight and limited Marshall (0 er, 2 so, 1.1 ip), Rice (0 er, 2 so, 1.2 ip) and Houston (0 er, 4 so, 3.0 ip) to a combined three unearned runs in first three C-USA outings...Had a string of nine innings without surrendering an earned run (4/11-4/21)...Struck out a season-high four in three innings to for first win of the year vs. Houston (4/18/09)...Held Tulane to one run in 3.2 innings to earn win (4/25/09)...Allowed one hit in three scoreless relief innings versus USM (5/10/09)...Recorded saves in consecutive outings against SIU-Edwardsville (4/11/09) and UCA (4/14/09).

2008 (Freshman)
One of two true freshmen to see significant time on the mound in the 2008 season...Talented southpaw that garnered valuable experience in his freshman campaign...Posted a 5.14 ERA in 14 relief appearances...Went 1-4...Struck out 33 and walked 21 in 28.0 innings of work...Held opposing hitters to a .292 batting average...Averaged 10.61 strikeouts per nine innings pitched...Fanned five in two innings of relief to pick up the win over Air Force in his collegiate debut (2/24/08)...Struck out a pair in two-thirds innings of action to help Memphis to a 7-6 win over eventual National Runner-Up Georgia...Allowed just five earned runs in his first 17.1 innings of action...Struck out five and allowed just one earned run in a 2.2 inning outing vs. Southeast Missouri (3/14/08)...Helped Memphis past UCF with six strikeouts in three innings (4/12/08)...Was tagged with losses against Ohio, SEMO, Marshall and Houston.

Prep
Lettered for three years on the mound and in the outfield for coach Mack Hawks at Murfreesboro Oakland High School...2007: TSWA AAA All-State pitcher...TCBA AAA/D-II All-State selection...All-TBR Second Team pick as a utility player...Hit .375 with 11 homers, 56 RBI and 22 stolen bases in his final prep campaign...Also garnered TBR All Two-Way Team accolades after going 9-1 on the mound with 76 strikeouts...Finished eighth in the Tennessee State stats with a 1.01 ERA...2006: Went 4-3 with a 3.83 ERA in his junior campaign at OHS...Fanned 95 in just 49 innings of work en route to guiding Oakland to an 18-17 finish and a 7-AAA District Tournament quarterfinals appearance in 2006...Earned a spot on Tennessee's Junior SunBelt Tournament team...Helped Tennessee go 7-3 and finish as the tournament's runner-up.

Personal
Full name is Marcus Wyatt Barnes...Born Aug. 29, 1988 to Wyatt and Beverly Barnes...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies. Full name is Marcus Wyatt Barnes...Born Aug. 29, 1988 to Wyatt and Beverly Barnes...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Barnes' Career Stats
Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/AVG
2008 5.14 1-4 14 0 0 0/0 0 28.0 33 18 16 21 33 .292
2009 3.86 2-1 19 0 0 0/1 2 35.0 27 31 15 15 35 .211
2010 ------- ---- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- -- -- ----
Career 4.43 3-5 33 0 0 0/1 2 63.0 60 49 31 36 68 .248

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