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    Joey Devine

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Junction City, Kan.

    High School:
    Junction City

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 212

    Position:
    RHP

    Birthdate:
    09/19/1983

    B/T:
    R/R


    Is the NC State record holder for career saves with 24, and is the only reliever in school history to record 10 or more saves in a season twice ... Has earned All-America honors each of his first two seasons at NC State ... Spent the summer of 2004 pitching for USA Baseball, and led the Team USA staff with a 1-0 record, a 0.55 ERA in 10 appearances ... Allowed just one run on nine hits in 16 1/3 innings, walking eight and striking out 26. As a sophomore (2004): Made 23 relief appearances, 16 of which were scoreless ... Stranded 10 of 13 inherited runners ... Did not allow a run in his first six appearances, covering six innings ... Allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 15 hits in 25 innings (2.88 ERA) over his first 19 appearances ... Picked up his first save of the year with a perfect 1-2-3 ninth inning in the season opener February 13 at Campbell ... Got save No. 2 with another 1-2-3 ninth on February 20 vs. Elon ... Struck out the only two men he faced February 29 in the first game of a doubleheader vs. College of Charleston to record his fourth save in as many attempts ... Retired all three men he faced March 5 at San Diego State to earn his fifth save ... Tied the school record for career saves with his 20th when he worked a scoreless ninth inning March 10 vs. George Mason ... Snapped the school record with his 21st career save on March 13 vs. Northeastern, striking out the side in the process ... Set down all four men he faced March 28 against Virginia to record his eighth save of the season and clinch the series vs. the Cavaliers for the Wolfpack, two games to one ... Allowed three hits, walked two and struck out a season-high six in 2 2/3 innings of relief on April 3 at Florida State ... Got his first college RBI on April 17 vs. Wake Forest ... Worked a scoreless ninth inning April 28 at UNC Greensboro, striking out the side ... Worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in the second game of a doubleheader May 2 vs. Georgia Tech ... Worked two perfect innings May 18 vs. UNC Wilmington, striking out three, to record his 10th save of the season, becoming the first NC State reliever ever to record at least 10 saves in more than one season. As a freshman (2003): Arguably the most celebrated freshman in the history of the program ... Earned second-team All-America honors from the CollegeBaseballInsider.com website, and was a consensus Freshman All-American after compiling a 6-3 record, a 2.19 ERA and an ACC-freshman-record 14 saves ... Was a first-team All-ACC selection ... Notched the second most saves in a single season in school history, and tied the school's single-season record for appearances with 36 ... Stranded 17 of 26 inherited baserunners for the season ... Got his first save February 16 at UCLA after allowing three runs on two hits in 2 1/3 innings ... Got his first win February 19 at East Carolina, entering the game with the bases loaded, two outs and the ECU leadoff hitter at the plate ... Got out of the inning on a fly ball, and allowed just one run on two hits in 3 1/3 innings ... Had a six-game stretch from March 22 vs. Florida State through April 4 vs. Duke during which he pitched nine scoreless innings, allowed four hits, all singles, walked four and struck out 17 of the 34 men he faced ... Allowed just three hitters to hit the ball out of the infield during that stretch, and three of the four hits allowed were infield singles ... Held opposing hitters to a .143 batting average, and notched two wins and three saves in the six games ... Had a streak of 23 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings snapped April 6 at Duke ... Had his longest and most important outing of the year May 24 vs. North Carolina in the third round of the ACC Tournament ... Held the hard-hitting Tar Heels scoreless for 4 1/3 innings, walking none and striking out a career-high seven to pick up his fifth win of the season ... Had a huge series in the NCAA Wilson Regional, picking up a win and a save in NC State's three victories. High school: Earned all-state recognition as a senior, and was a first team all-conference selection all four years at Junction City High School ... Batted .408 with seven homers and 22 RBIs in 20 games as a senior in 2002 ... Also stood out on the mound, compiling a 5-1 record with four saves and a 1.08 ERA ... Walked six and fanned 58 in 39 innings ... Played the summer of 2002 with the Salina Blue Jays, a college-level team that uses wooden bats and frequently plays teams in the Jayhawk League, a semi-pro league in the Midwest ... Batted .395 with five home runs for the Blue Jays ... Also earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior in football. Personal: Is the younger brother of Wolfpack teammate Matt Devine ... Enrolled in the First-Year College ... Born September 19, 1983.

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