24 Leigh Harrell
Leigh Harrell


Windsor, N.C.

High School:
John A. Holmes


Right-hand Pitcher

3 VL

Miscellaneous: Tabbed for the top spot in Army's pitching rotation this spring following last year's breakout season ... cracked 10-win plateau for first time with 15 wins, more than doubling mark recorded first two seasons ... confident leader and one of top returning Patriot League hurlers after earning all-star honors in 2004 ... will shoulder significant time once again playing key role as leader of young pitching staff ... tough and confident competitor who leads by example ... thrives in pressure situations ... boasts a great deal of natural ability ... repertoire includes dropball, riseball, screwball and effective changeup ... live ball with good location around the plate ... has drawn 85 appearances and 2.23 ERA to rank fifth on career chart for both ... 21 wins ranks among Top 10 and just four shy of No. 5 spot ... Dean's List student ... three-year letterwinner.

2004: Army's workhorse in the circle after logging 172 innings ... mark ranks fourth on school's single-season pitching chart ... finished year as the Black Knights' top hurler with 15 wins and tied for the second-best mark in the Patriot League ... topped the team and league in innings pitched, appearances (37) and games started (25) ... appearances ranks first on school's single-season chart ... posted an 8-2 record in league play with 1.74 earned run, while overall record a personal best 1.75 ERA ... ... picked up first career and lone league save against Holy Cross ... took over the circle with bases loaded and no outs in the top of the seventh ... induced a double play and recorded a strikeout to get out unscathed in 7-2 win to gain doubleheader split in series opener ... recorded a win along with a save as Army posted a 3-1 mark in series ... fanned five batters in picking up second career save in 5-3 nightcap win over Manhattan after going the distance on a three-hit shutout to blank the Jaspers 2-0 in the opener for first career shutout ... career-high seven strikeouts recorded in 4-1 loss to Iona ... tossed career one-hit shut-out in 5-0 blanking of Colgate in third game of series ... pitcher of record in all three league wins over Bucknell, including two the final day ... starter in 12-8 win in the first game, while coming on board in the fifth inning of the nightcap with the score tied 4-4 ... Army went on to win that game 5-4 .... also picked up a pair of wins in Colgate series ... first win of season came in relief role in one-hit shutout over final six frames in 3-2 Wagner victory at Rebel Games ... 9.2 innings longest stretch in circle in 2-1 loss to Marist.

2003: Appeared in 29 games with 12 starts ... posted four wins and 3.36 ERA over 91.2 innings of work holding opponents to a .283 batting average ... fanned 34 batters ... first win of season came as reliever in 4-3 decision over St. Peter's ... career-long seven-inning stint recorded against Colgate in regular-season Patriot League game, Seton Hall and Lehigh at the conference tournament ... biggest win of the season came in latter, hurling Army to elimination-win over top-seeded Mountain Hawks in losers' bracket at the league tournament ... outdueled the league's top pitcher in 3-1 upset victory that snapped a five-game series losing string to Lehigh ... scattered three hits over the first six frames before being touched for two along with a run in the final seventh in losing out on shutout bid ... did not give up an extra base hit and walked just two batters en route to sixth career win ... best performance in the circle came against Albany ... took a perfect game into the bottom of the sixth before losing out after being touched for a pair of hits and run ... season-high six strikeouts recorded against Seton Hall ... two of four wins were earned in relief role ... ranked ninth in league games with 2.51 ERA and 11 appearances tied for second-highest.

2002: Drew seven starting assignments during 19 appearances in the circle ... yielded 48 hits over 50.1 innings of work in authoring a 1.81 ERA and 2-4 record ... issued just nine walks and struck out 22 batters ... drew first collegiate start against 2001 NCAA participant Hofstra ... scattered two hits over the first three frames in the nightcap before being touched for three runs, just one earned, in 4.1 innings ... turned in shutout relief nine times, the last after hurling 3.0 innings in 9-0 blanking of Holy Cross in winners' bracket round at the Patriot League Tournament ... picked up first collegiate win throwing shutout ball in 2.0 innings of relief opposite league foe Bucknell in second doubleheader game in the series ... in addition to Hofstra, drew non-league starts against Maryland-Eastern Shore, Wagner and Albany ... recorded second win opposite Wagner in hurling the first 4.0 innings along with a season-high five strikeouts ... yielded a run in 10-2 decision ... tagged with 2-0 Albany loss ... allowed just three hits and one earned run in season-long six-inning stint ... bettered that in the next outing, pitching 6.1 innings as starter in league series opener with Holy Cross ... in spite of limited plate appearances, has a solid bat ... collected two hits in six at-bats along with an RBI in batting .333 ... first collegiate hit knocked in the final run in 5-1 victory over Siena at the Rebel Spring Games.

High School: Three-sport standout at John A. Holmes High ... four-time all-conference selection in softball along with garnering all-area honors ... led team to conference title and third place at the state championship as co-captain senior year ... spun a 1.34 ERA along with 140 strikeouts ... equally as dominating at the plate in batting .316 along with .519 slugging percentage ... garnered team's defensive award senior year after twice winning the offensive title ... three-year member of North Carolina Triangle Patriots ASA Junior Olympic Fast Pitch Team ... also a four-year letterwinner and conference pick in volleyball ... earned three varsity letters in basketball.

Personal: Given name is Leigh Anne Harrell ... born April 8, 1983 ... parents' names are Lori and Rick Harrell ... majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

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