2005 Season: Appeared in 16 games last season, starting two ... Was 1-0 with one save, posting a 6.29 ERA in 24.1 innings of work ... Allowed a .240 batting average to opposing left-handed hitters ... Batters that led off an inning hit just .190 (4-for-21) off McCown ... Earned the save against Furman on Mar.. 11, recording the final out in a a 10-8 Buccaneer victory ... Tyhe next day, McCown picked up his first collegiate win, pitching one-third of an inning in a 15-14 ETSU win over the Paladins ... Pitched well in his first start, going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on five hits but did not figure in the decision on Apr. 19 at Virginia Tech. High School: McCown was a four-year starter at Alcoa High School, playing outfield in addition to pitching ... During his career with the Tornadoes, McCown was 21-5 with four saves ... He had a 2.79 overall ERA and struck out 262 batters while walking just 56 ... During his senior year, Joey was 7-1 with two saves and a 3.63 ERA ... He struck out 117 batters and walked only 24 in 73.1 innings ... McCown has played for the Knoxville Thunder AAU team over the summers since 2001 ... The 2001 team that finished fifth at the AAU National Championships also featured Buccaneer rising sophomore catcher John Weddle and was coached by ETSU assistant Nate Goulet ... Joey was the closer for the 2002 Thunder team that was the national runners-up ... McCown posted a 1.48 ERA in 29.2 innings, striking out 30 batters while walking six ... In 16 appearances, he was 2-0 with seven saves.
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