Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Was one of three Hokies named to the VaSID all-state team, making the second team as a utility player.
at the plate – Made 27 starts – 24 in right and three in center – and played in 28 games total … Posted 14 multi-hit games, including four games with three hits and a four-hit game … Also had five multi-run and six multi-RBI games … Had a 10-game hitting streak during the season … Batted .414 with 41 hits, including five doubles, four triples (led team) and four home runs for 66 total bases and a .667 slugging percentage … Scored 26 runs and drove in 19 … Drew 13 walks, had a .483 on-base percentage, and was 6-for-7 on stolen base attempts … Had four hits, four RBI and five runs scored in the Kennesaw State Tournament (2/17-19), which included a two-hit day versus Bradley (2/17) with a two-run home run, a two-hit day against the Owls the same day, and a two-RBI, two-run scored game versus the Braves (2/18) ... Had four hits at the Baseball at the Beach Tournament (2/24-26), which included a double and a run scored versus West Virginia (2/24), a triple and a run scored at Coastal Carolina (2/25), a two-hit day with a triple and run scored against George Mason (2/25) and a sacrifice fly RBI versus Iowa (2/26) ... Notched another double, run and RBI at High Point (2/28) ... In four-game series against Yale (3/3-4), had seven hits including a triple and home run, drew three walks, scored six runs and added three RBI ... Had five hits in the Virginia series (3/9-11), with a pair of doubles, an RBI, a run scored and three stolen bases ... Against Radford (3/13) and Wagner (3/14), combined for three hits, five RBI and three runs ... Had a career day in second game of series at Georgia Tech (3/17), with two home runs - hitting the first pitch of the game out - three RBI, four runs scored, four hits total, two stolen bases and a walk ... Reached base six times in the Duke series (3/23-25) with four hits, including a triple, and two walks, but was only brought home once ... Inserted as a pinch runner against VMI (5/2), his first time used on the bases in more than a month … In first weekend back in seven weeks, went 6-for-10 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI at North Carolina (5/17-19).
on the mound – Appeared in 10 games out of the pen … Posted a 0-1 record and earned a save with a 2.45 ERA … Threw a total of 7.1 innings and struck out five batters … Allowed just two earned runs in his time on the mound … Earned his only save of the year versus Bradley (2/17), throwing a scoreless ninth inning in the season opener ... Threw a scoreless seventh frame with one strikeout in Hokies’ 3-1 win at Coastal Carolina (2/25) ... Struck out two in one inning pitched at Virginia (3/10), but allowed a run on two hits ... In first time on mound in 35 games (almost two months), threw a scoreless inning against Davidson (4/24) allowing just a single ... Appeared in two games in the Maryland series (4/27, 29), faced the same batter each time, threw a total of eight pitches and did his job - getting a double play on Friday and a flyout on Sunday ... In NC State series (5/11-13), threw 0.2 scoreless innings in both outings out of the pen ... Also had a scoreless outing - 0.1 innings with a strikeout - against Liberty (5/15) … Threw 0.2 innings at North Carolina (5/19) and surrendered two hits and one run.
2011: at the plate – Made 30 starts – 16 as designated hitter, six in right, five in left and three in center – and played in 38 games total … Posted 14 multi-hit games, including three games with three hits … Also had six multi-run and five multi-RBI games … Had a team-long 11-game hitting streak and reached base in 13 straight … Batted .304 with 38 hits, including five doubles, three triples and two home runs for 55 total bases and a .440 slugging percentage … Scored 30 runs and drove in 19 … Drew 18 walks (third on the team), had a .397 on-base percentage, and was 5-for-6 on stolen base attempts … Finished tied for fourth in ACC-only triples with three … Stole a base versus Indiana (2/18) and singled and scored a run against Tennessee Tech (2/19) ... In a start versus Niagara (2/27) drew three walks and scored a run ... Against North Carolina (3/20), had two hits, drove in a run and scored another ... Hit a pinch-hit single at Liberty (3/22) and also drew an intentional walk ... Had a two-hit game against Virginia (4/2) – which started his hitting streak – and had a double and run scored ... Had a season-high day at VMI (4/6), with three hits, including a double, three runs and two stolen bases ... Had five hits in Wake Forest series, which included a double, RBI, and run scored (4/8), a three-run home run (4/10-G1) and a three-hit effort with a triple and a run (4/10-G2) ... Had another three-hit game at Radford (4/13), scoring two runs and driving in two more ... Registered a hit in all three games versus Florida State (4-15-17) ... In game one, hit an RBI triple and scored the winning run on wild pitch in the 2-1 victory ... In second game, had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored ... In third game, had two hits - a double and triple - an RBI and two runs scored ... Knocked in three runs and scored once at ETSU (4/19) ... Had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs at Maryland (4/22), extending his hitting streak to a team-season long 11 games ... Drew a walk and scored a run the next day (4/23), but hitting streak came to an end ... Against the Terrapins Sunday, had two hits, a walk, and a run scored, extending his streak to 13 straight games with a run scored ... Hit a two-run home run and drove in three total with two hits at Duke (5/1) ... Had a pair of hits and scored a run versus USC Upstate (5/4) ... Had two hits and scored a run against James Madison (5/7) ... On Sunday (5/8), was hit by a pair of pitches and scored both times ... Had two hits, an RBI and a run scored against Clemson (5/14-G1) … In second game, failed to score a run marking a streak of 19 games in which he scored a run in 18 … Went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks against Georgia Tech (5/19) … Has one hit and scored in second game (5/20).
on the mound – Appeared in 18 games out of the pen … Earned a save and combined on one shutout while posting a 3.48 ERA … Threw a total of 20.2 innings and struck out 18 batters … Opponents batted just .266 against him … Pitched at least 1.0 innings in 15 games and did not allow an earned run in 10 of those, 12 total … Struck out at least two in seven games … Pitched a perfect seventh inning at USC Upstate (2/22), striking out two in a combined 10-0 shutout ... Appeared in two games during the Niagara series, striking out the side in the eighth (2/25) and allowing one hit and striking out two in 1.2 IP (2/27) ... Struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief versus Bryant (3/5-G2) ... Allowed first run at Florida Atlantic (3/8), but fanned two in one inning of work ... Went 1.2 IP at Miami (3/13) and allowed another run ... Threw a perfect eighth versus Hartford (3/16-G2) with two strikeouts ... Pitched one inning against North Carolina (3/20) in interesting fashion, getting two outs in the seventh and the final out in the ninth ... Struck out two versus Radford (3/29) in 1.2 innings ... Struck out one working the final inning at VMI (4/6) ... Allowed a run in one inning pitched at Radford (4/13) ... Earned first save as a Hokie with 2.2 scoreless frames against Florida State (4/15), allowing just two hits and striking out two ... Also worked a scoreless inning on Sunday against the Seminoles (4/17) ... Tossed the final inning at Maryland (4/24), allowing one earned run ... Worked 1.1 innings versus USC Upstate (5/4) and allowed just a single ... Struck out one in 0.2 innings of relief work versus James Madison (5/7).
2009 – 2010 (at Northeast Texas): Played two seasons for the Eagles earning all-conference honors both years … In the two seasons, batted a combined .379 with 157 hits, 90 RBI, 97 runs scored, while hitting 24 doubles, 11 triples and seven home runs … Drew 57 walks and stole 33 bases … In 2010, helped team to regional tournament and hit .438 with two doubles, nine RBI and four runs scored in 16 at bats.
High School: Played outfield and pitched for Coach Mark Looney at Parkers Chapel High, earning varsity letters all four seasons … Was a three-time all-state selection and earned all-conference honors all four years … Helped Parkers Chapel to the 2007 Arkansas State Championship and was named the state tournament MVP.
Personal: Jacob Spencer Atwell … Born 6/6/90 in El Dorado, Ark. … Son of Randy and Leah Atwell … Enrolled in business management.