Volunteer State CC
2003 Season: Was named All-Southern Conference first-team shortstop following the season ... Howdeshell burst onto the scene to rank among the best middle infielders in the Southern Conference ... Was the only Buccaneer to play in all 51 games of the season, starting 26 games at shortstop and 25 games at second base ... Finished sixth in the SoCon in batting average (.354), seventh in hits (74), fifth in home runs (10) and slugging percentage (.593) and fourth in total bases (124) and hit by pitch (11) ... Led the team in those categories as well, but also led the Bucs in runs scored (40), doubles (14), triples (3), RBI (33), and on-base percentage (.435) ... Also ranked second on the squad with nine stolen bases ... Had the second-longest hitting streak of the season for the Bucs, with a 15-game streak from Mar. 2-Apr. 2 ... Had a streak of seven games (Apr. 26-May 6) where he had at least two base hits in each game ... Had a season-high five hits in two games, Apr. 5 against Appalachian State and May 16 against Georgia Southern ... Spent most of the season as the leadoff man in the ETSU lineup, batting .368 in the first spot ... Had three lead-off home runs on the season, vs. Tennessee on Apr. 15, vs. Davidson on Apr. 25 and vs. Tennessee Tech on May 12 ... Drove in a season-high three runs on four occasions ... Scored a season-high three runs twice ... Ended the season on a tear, batting .412 in his final 20 games ... Batted .435 against lefthanded pitching, .337 with runners on base and .667 with the bases loaded ... Batted an amazing .923 (12-13) with runners on third and less than two outs ... Led the team by a wide margin with 21 multi-hit games ... Also had eight multi-RBI games on the season. Prior to ETSU: Howdeshell played two seasons at Volunteer State Community College for Jeff Smith ... Batted .292 with 19 doubles and five home runs for a 2001 Volunteer State team that was the No. 1 ranked NJCAA team in the country, was TJCAA and Region VII Champions and was NJCAA Dictrict II runners-up … In 2002, Howdeshell batted .368 with 22 doubles, nine home runs and 21 stolen bases … He was a TJCAA All-State player and was named to the NJCAA All-Region VII Team and was an NJCAA All-America honorable mention. High School: Howdeshell was a four-year starter for coach Danny Wilson at Heritage High School in Maryville, Tenn. ... Howdeshell compiled a career batting average of .442 at Heritage ... Was a three-time all-district, three-time all-region, three-time All-Blount County selection, the 1999 Blount County Player-of-the-Year and a 2000 TBCA All-State selection … Is among the all-time Tennessee high school statistical leaders in: career runs scored (161), season runs scored (65), career hits (165), career batting average (.442) and career walks (78). Personal: Born on Sept. 26, 1981 … Majoring in sociology at ETSU … Andy is the son of Bob and Sue Howdeshell.
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