MISCELLANEOUS: Versatile athlete who shouldered additional infield role last spring after concentrating efforts solely on pitcher's mound first two years ... rangy hurler with great physical makeup ... filled starting role since entering academy as a plebe ... claimed regular turn in weekend patriot league pitching rotation all three years ... boasts tremendous passion and great athleticism ... flashes above-average arm strength ... features effective fastball and biting slider ... assumed duties as black knights' starting second baseman last season when not on mound ...solid defensively ... displays effective range and soft hands ... line-drive hitter with excellent power to gaps ... handles pressure situations well ... could shift to outfield to fill void there this season ... one of club's top base-runners ... legitimate base-stealing threat ... "big-game" pitcher with savvy mound composure ... impact player ... expected to return to regular spot in head coach joe Sottolano's weekend pitching rotation ... lone senior on squad ... will be counted on to provide veteran leadership to youthful pitching staff ... "innings-eater" with "workhorse" mentality ... logged more than 44.0 innings on mound during each of first three seasons ... boasts solid 4.51 career earned run average ... owns sound 93-48 career strikeout-walk ratio ... completed 9 of 25 career starts ... enters senior season ranked 15th on Army's career innings pitched chart (157.2) ... also stands tied for 22nd in career victories (9) ... voted one of team's co-captains for this season ... three-year letterman.
2003: Added duties as club's starting second baseman to familiar pitching responsibilities ... one of six players to see action in all 43 contests ... assumed regular turn in squad's Patriot League pitching rotation for third consecutive season ... registered 2-4 overall record on mound with 5.24 earned run average ... recorded seven starts in nine pitching appearances ... ranked fifth on club with 44.2 innings pitched ... notched impressive 27-12 strikeout-walk ratio ... second on club with three complete games ... finished 2-3 with 6.59 ERA in Patriot League action ... garnered victories against league foes Lehigh and Lafayette ... allowed just four hits and one run in complete-game verdict over Mountain Hawks ... fanned six and walked only one in that season-best showing ... carried two-hit shutout into seventh inning of win against Lafayette ... opened year with solid seven-inning stint versus Niagara ... yielded Purple Eagles just one unearned run and seven singles before leaving with no-decision ... struck out four and walked only one ... batted .261 to list fifth among team leaders ... collected six doubles, two triples and 19 runs batted in ... RBI total ranked fourth on squad ... also listed fourth on team with nine stolen bases ... nabbed on basepaths only once ... finished with six two-out RBI ... delivered baserunner from third base with less than two outs on 8 of 15 opportunities (.533) ...batted .258 in 62 Patriot League plate appearances ... closed season on high note after struggling during early stages ... batted just .167 (8-48) with four RBI over season's first 17 contests ... increased offensive production dramatically during second half of season ... posted .309 batting average (29-94) across season's final 26 outings ... piled up 15 runs batted in during that span ... finished with 10 multiple-hit performances overall ... added four multiple-RBI efforts ... authored season-long nine-game hitting streak during middle of season ... rapped out three hits on three occasions ... went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI to help lead home defeat of Manhattan ... also registered three hits in showings opposite Holy Cross and Siena ... closed junior campaign with season-best offensive outing versus Saints ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI to aid wild come-from-behind victory ... drilled bases-clearing three-run double to key comeback ... batted .400 (6-15) with four runs batted in across season's final three contests.
2002: Followed impressive freshman showing with solid sophomore campaign ... final statistics belied effectiveness ... battled through midseason slump that skewed final numbers ... closed season on quite a roll ... finished 2-4 with 4.35 earned run average ... latter figure ranked 12th among Patriot League leaders ... allowed just 59 hits in 62.0 innings of work ... fanned 37 and walked 18 ... strikeout total ranked second on club, fifth among conference leaders ... listed third among strikeout leaders in conference action ... limited opponents to .238 batting average to list third among conference leaders ... held right-handed batters to .218 mark ... posted 2-2 record with 5.06 ERA in Patriot League play ... drew 11 appearances in all ... registered 10 starts and four complete games ... opened year with four consecutive losses, despite early season success ... allowed just four hits and two runs in complete-game loss at Hofstra ... yielded two runs and seven hits over 6.2 innings of no-decision against Wright State ... posted similar numbers in earlier no-decision against Sacred Heart ... did not pick up first victory of season until late-April ... ended season with flourish ... allowed total of just two earned runs over final three starts that spanned 20.0 innings ... scattered six hits and did not allow an earned run in 11-2 Patriot League thumping of Bucknell for initial win of year ... fanned seven and walked two in triumph over Bison ... followed that effort with sterling three-hit conference shutout of Holy Cross (6-0) ... struck out five and did not walk a single batter in that season-best performance ... faced only four batters over minimum while allowing just one Crusader past first base ... copped Patriot League "Pitcher of the Week" honors based on that showing ... closed year with strong six-inning stint opposite Pace ... registered sparkling 0.90 ERA during final three starts ... struck out 18, walked four and allowed just 12 hits during dominating stretch that spanned 20.0 innings ... lowered season earned run average by nearly two full runs with late-season surge.
2001: Held regular turn in Black Knights' Patriot League pitching rotation during rookie campaign ... assumed No. 2 spot in weekend hurling lineup ... wasted little time making mark with big club ... began season with five victories in first six decisions ... boasted team-best 2.38 earned run average through that period ... suffered losses in final two starting assignments to finish at 5-3 with solid 4.06 earned run average ... allowed one earned run or less in six of nine appearances ... tied for team lead with five wins ... second on squad with 29 strikeouts ... drew eight starting assignments ... allowed 52 hits in 51.0 innings of work ... second figure ranked second on club ... held opponents to .265 batting average ... chalked up two complete games ... fired impressive two-hitter during early season road defeat of Maryland-Baltimore County ... tossed 6.1 strong innings, yielding just five hits and two unearned runs, during Patriot League defeat of Navy ... impressive effort helped Army complete meaningful doubleheader sweep of Mids ... victory also assured Black Knights of second consecutive "star" against arch rivals ... did not allow single earned run in 11.0 innings of work against Navy ... surrendered just six hits and one earned run in strong eight-inning outing in extra inning road win versus Lehigh ... roughed up in late season conference road loss at Lafayette ... touched for 11 earned runs across four innings of work ... seasonal earned run average spiked nearly two full runs following that subpar performance ... posted flashy 2.30 ERA when discounting that showing ... hitless in four plate appearances ... shouldered spot duty at first base early in year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Greg Connor at Forestview High ... three-sport standout ... earned four varsity letters in baseball, two in both soccer and basketball ... two-time team captain in baseball ... saw action at pitcher and shortstop ... all-conference selection in soccer ... all-region on diamond.
PERSONAL: Given name is John Wesley Bumgardner ... born March 25, 1982, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... parents' names are Joy and David Bumgardner ... brother, Kyle, lettered in baseball at Furman University ... majoring in Geospatial Information Science.