photo A talented left-hander who could help the Tech pitching corps if he returns to full strength ... Has been trying to bounce back from elbow problems since the end of the 2004 season when he missed the final three weeks of play ... Returned to action last spring, but was sidelined after just two appearances ... Underwent surgery on his left elbow and missed the remainder of the season ... Qualified for a medical redshirt ... Will try again this spring ... Has thrown some short bullpens and seems to be making steady progress ... Was in the starting rotation his first two seasons ... Tied for the team lead in starts as a freshman with 12 ... A polished pitcher with a good command of his pitches when healthy ... Works down in the zone and changes speeds well ... Was selected in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft following his senior year of high school.

    2004-05: Worked 3.1 shutout innings in relief during the opener against Villanova ... Gave up just two hits ... Struck out seven batters and walked two ... Started the second High Point game, allowing three hits and one run before leaving with two outs in the fifth inning ... Underwent elbow surgery and was lost for of the season ... Pitched a total of eight innings, allowing five hits and one run ... Did not have a decision ... Struck out eight batters and walked four.

    2003-04: Posted a 4-6 record, but had a 3.91 earned run average ... The Hokies scored two runs or less in five of his six losses ... Appeared in 11 games, 10 as a starter ... Pitched 50.2 innings and turned in one complete game ... Struck out 28 batters and walked 12 ... Opened with a win against South Florida ... Did not allow an earned run in 6.1 innings of work ... Lost consecutive starts to George Mason, UNC Wilmington and Wake Forest ... Allowed just one run in five innings for a road win at Richmond ... Gave up just two runs (one earned) over eight innings during a loss at St. John's ... Pitched six shutout innings for a win over Connecticut and gave up just one run in six innings to earn a win at Villanova ... Had an 0.89 ERA in his four BIG EAST appearances ... Missed the final three weeks of the season after spraining his left elbow.

    2002-03: Pitched in 15 games and tied for the team lead for starts with 12 ... Worked a total of 67.2 innings on the mound ... Compiled a 4-4 record with a 4.92 earned run average ... Earned his first collegiate victory with two scoreless innings of relief at Charleston Southern ... Pitched eight innings against James Madison in his first start ... Lost despite allowing just five hits and three runs ... Struck out six and did not issue a walk in that game ... Picked up a win at JMU eight days later, working five innings and allowing two hits and one run ... Pitched seven innings on the way to a victory at Liberty ... Gave up just two runs (one earned) in seven innings during a loss at West Virginia ... Posted a BIG EAST win against St. John's ... Carried a 3.25 ERA through his first 12 appearances before struggling a bit in his last three games.

    High School: Won numerous honors as a pitcher for Coach Jerry Howell at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School ... Named first-team All-Metro by The Washington Post in 2002 ... A two-time selection as the Alexandria Sportsman's Club Player of the Year ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Twice named team MVP ... Finished his senior year with a 5-2 pitching record ... Carried a 0.55 earned run average and added a pair of saves ... Registered 79 strikeouts and just 14 walks in 51 innings on the mound ... Also saw action at first base and in the outfield ... Compiled a .484 batting average in 2002 with eight doubles, three home runs and 21 RBIs ... Struck out the first 11 batters he faced during a game against Episcopal his junior year ... Fanned 14 of the 16 batters he faced ... Had a 4-2 record with two saves and a 0.42 ERA ... Was 8-1 as a freshman and 6-3 his sophomore year ... Holds numerous school season and career records ... Finished with 335 career strikeouts in 218.2 innings ... Had a career ERA of 0.70 and turned in 20 career complete games ... Opponents' combined batting average against him during his four seasons was .151.

    Personal: Andrew Martin Wells ... Born 6/6/83 in Alexandria, VA ... Son of Michael and Pamela Wells ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management.

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