#2 - Andy Howdeshell
2003-04 Baseball
5' 10"
Maryville, Tenn.
Volunteer State CC
Andy Howdeshell
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.
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky