Getting to know baseball newcomers continues with pitcher K.C. Abney
2014 - Sophomore Made four appearances out of the bullpen during his sophomore campaign without recording a decision ... Pitched 2.2 innings with a 0.00 ERA, allowing two hits and striking out three ... Held batters hitless in five opportunities with runners on base ... Made his first appearance for the Tigers, retiring the only batter he faced against Alcorn State on April 20 ... Struck out a pair in 1.0 inning of work against Rutgers on May 16.
East Mississippi Community College Appeared in 11 games with two starts for the Lions as a redshirt freshman ... Compiled a 1-2 record with two saves for a 4.34 ERA in 29.0 innings on the mound ... Finished with 26 strikeouts on the season while giving up 30 hits, 14 earned runs and 13 walks ... Picked up his lone win of the season against Coahoma Community College, throwing 3.0 innings with three strikeouts and allowing two hits ... Threw a season-high 5.2 innings against Bishop State CC, totaling seven strikeouts in EMCC's 4-3 win ... Recorded saves against East Central CC and Southeastern CC ... Did not allow a hit in his 4.0 innings on the mound against East Central while posting four strikeouts ... Struck out five batters in 3.0 innings of work against Southeastern.
Prep Lettered two years as a pitcher and outfielder for former Tiger Phil Clark at Bartlett High School ... Team won the District 14-AAA title and appeared in the regional finals in 2010 ... Played with current Tiger Zach Willis.
Personal Son of Kenneth and Pam Abney ... Full name is Kenneth Charles Abney II ... Lettered two seasons as a guard on the Bartlett basketball team ... Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies.