9 - M.J. Hurley Height: 6-5
    Weight: 212
    Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
    Bat/Throw: R/R
    Position: Pitcher photo         A newcomer with plenty of talent ... Could step in and challenge for one of the top starting positions ... Combines excellent size with an outstanding arm ... Has good velocity and movement on his fastball ... Showed improvement with his breaking ball during the fall ... Possesses the potential to develop into a dominating pitcher as he gains experience and adjusts to the college game ... Was listed as one of the Top 5 newcomers in the BIG EAST Conference by Baseball America ... Figures to get a lot of innings as a freshman ...

    High School: Was named Hoggard High's MVP and the conference player of the year after registering an 11-1 pitching mark in 2002 ... Carried a 0.46 earned run average and struck out 101 batters in 76.1 innings ... Earned all-state honors and played in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game ... Turned in a 6-3 record and 1.89 ERA as a junior ... Fanned 76 batters that season in 55.2 innings on the mound ... Helped his team to a 42-10 record and a conference championship during his varsity career ... Was a two-year letterman for Coach Jeep St. Ledger ...

    Personal: Michael John Hurley ... Born 3/11/84 in Wilmington, NC ... Son of Mike and Pam Hurley ... Enrolled in university studies.

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