2007 - JUNIOR
Tennessee's all-time "Strikeout King", Adkins boasts 380 career strikeouts to rank ninth on the Southeastern Conference's all-time list ... Adkins ranks second in school history in games started (52), third in innings pitched (355.1) and tied for third in wins (25) ... Was selected by the SEC coaches as a second-team All-SEC honoree ... His 2007 totals included a 7-7 record in 17 appearances (all starts), during which he allowed 54 runs (38 earned) on 104 hits with 44 walks against 133 strikeouts in a team-high 122.0 innings ... Surrendered just 20 extra-base hits on the season ... Allowed just one earned run in five innings of work at No. 13 Florida State Feb. 3, striking out five and walking two while taking the loss to start the season at 0-1 ... Took another hard-luck loss Feb. 10 vs. Eastern Michigan, allowing two runs on nine hits with two walks and eight Ks through six innings ... Started vs. Bethune-Cookman Feb. 18 and tossed five strong innings of two-hit ball with one run allowed, but earned a no-decision after the Wildcats rallied following his departure ... Notched his first win of the season with an overpowering, eight-inning performance vs. IPFW Feb. 24 (Game 1) ... He held IPFW to no runs on just four hits with one walk and a season-high 12 strikeouts and was named SEC Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career ... Earned yet another no-decision during a seven-inning outing against Illinois-Chicago during which he allowed five runs (three earned) on 10 hits with five Ks March 2 ... Improved to 2-2 on the year with a sparkling eight-inning outing against Siena March 10, in which he scattered five hits, issued two walks and struck out six... In his victory over Siena, he passed former Vol great Luke Hochevar (2003-05) and moved into second place on UT's career strikeouts list ... Absorbed his third loss of the season March 17 at No. 22 Alabama after being touched for nine runs on 12 hits with two walks and seven Ks ... The Alabama series marked his season debut as UT's Friday pitcher ... Passed the 300 career strikeout mark during his win over Georgia March 23, during which he allowed three runs on six hits with five walks and 10 Ks in eight innings ... Surrendered six runs (only two of which were earned) on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in a losing effort against No. 7 Arkansas March 30 ... Struck out eight and allowed two runs on four hits through 7 1/3 innings while earning his fourth win of the year at No. 11 Kentucky April 7 (Game 2) ... Took the loss while giving up four runs on a career-high 13 hits with no walks and seven Ks vs. No. 18 Mississippi State April 13 ... Threw his sixth career complete game in a 3-1 loss at top-ranked Vanderbilt April 20, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits with two walks and nine strikeouts ... Pitched a masterful complete-game three-hitter at LSU April 27, during which he broke the Tennessee school record for strikeouts with his 346th career K ... His dominant win over the Tigers earned him National Pitcher of the Week honors from Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA as well as SEC Pitcher of the Week acclaim ... Was touched for one earned run on eight hits through 7 2/3 innings of work against Ole Miss May 6 ... His final loss of the season came against No. 7 South Carolina on May 11, when he surrendered five runs (four earned) on six hits with 11 strikeouts through seven innings ... Picked up his sixth win of the season May 17 at Florida by allowing four runs on seven hits with nine Ks in 6 2/3 innings of work ... His final appearance as a Vol was one of his most dominant, as he logged a win against Vanderbilt - the nation's top-ranked team - in the SEC Tournament May 23 ... Adkins took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Commodores and finished the day with no earned runs on one hit through 8 1/3 innings ... The win boosted his hard-luck 2007 record to 7-7; the Vols averaged just 4.4 hits in his seven losses ... Finished the season with an opponents' batting average of .230 ... Left-handers hit .228 against him, while right-handers hit .231 ... Was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the supplemental first round of the 2007 MLB draft (39th overall pick).
2006 - SOPHOMORE
Posted an 8-6 record with a 4.50 ERA in 16 appearances (all starts) ... Fashioned a 6.08 ERA in SEC play ... Recorded 112 strikeouts and 42 walks in 106 innings of action ... Named to the initial watch list for the 2006 Rogers Clemens National Pitcher of the Year Award ... Began the season by posting wins in each of his first three outings, with victories against 18th-ranked Florida Atlantic, Eastern Michigan and Morehead State ... Suffered his first loss of the year Feb. 26 vs. third-ranked Georgia Tech at the Baseball at the Beach Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... Tossed six shutout innings and struck out 10 during a winning effort vs. Oakland (Mich.) March 3 ... Struck out 12 while logging his fourth win of the year March 10 vs. Akron ... Incurred his second loss of the season during the SEC opener at sixth-ranked Mississippi State March 17, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits ... Recorded a no-decision against No. 26 Kentucky (March 24) after giving up five runs on seven hits with one walk and six Ks through 6 1/3 innings ... Took his third loss of the year March 31 at No. 10 Arkansas, allowing six runs on nine hits through eight full innings ... Suffered his fourth setback of the year against No. 21 LSU April 7 ... Threw a complete-game win April 15 vs. Florida, giving up just one run on seven hits with 11 strikeouts to just one walk ... Posted his second straight SEC win April 23 at Georgia, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits with four walks and 11 Ks through eight innings ... Was touched for a loss at No. 22 Ole Miss after working five innings April 29 ... Recorded a win over No. 23 Vanderbilt May 6 (G1) while allowing two runs on six hits with no walks and nine strikeouts through eight innings ... Logged a win on national television May 13 at South Carolina, allowing five runs on five hits with seven Ks through 6 2/3 innings ... Absorbed five runs on seven hits during a loss to No. 8 Alabama May 19 ... Finished the season with an opponents' batting average of .238 ... Left-handers hit .284 against him, while right-handers hit .219.
2005 - FRESHMAN
Rookie phenom earned Freshman All-America honors (Baseball America, Louisville Slugger) after posting a 10-5 record with a 3.32 ERA as the Vols' Saturday/Sunday starter ... Became the first freshman in UT history to log more than 100 strikeouts, finishing with 135 to rank second in the SEC ... Baseball America Midseason All-Freshman Team ... NCAA Knoxville Regional All-Tournament Team ... NCAA Knoxville Regional Most Outstanding Player ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... Made his first career start in the Houston Astros' Minute Maid Park vs. No. 25 Oklahoma State and logged the win while striking out eight and allowing one run on four hits through seven innings ... Allowed no runs on four hits while striking out 12 and facing just 24 batters through seven innings (three over the minimum) vs. Radford March 13 ... Threw his first complete game March 20 at Auburn, allowing two runs on eight hits while picking up the win to improve to 4-1 on the year ... Worked a seven-inning, complete-game win during an abbreviated doubleheader vs. Mississippi State April 3, allowing one unearned run on seven hits ... Set a new Tennessee record for strikeouts in an SEC tournament game when he fanned 12 South Carolina batters during a one-run, three-hit, eight-inning outing May 27 ... Struck out a career-high 15 in a four-hit, complete-game win over Winthrop in the NCAA Knoxville Regional June 4 ... Improved to 3-0 in the postseason when he posted 12 strikeouts in 7.2 innings during UT's NCAA Super Regional-clinching victory at Georgia Tech June 11 ... Totaled 46 strikeouts and a 3-1 record in four postseason starts ... Ranked second in the SEC with 127.1 innings pitched while ranking tied for third with 10 wins ... Opponents hit just .230 against him.
Attended Wilson Central High School in Mt Juliet, Tenn. ... Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 13th round in 2004 ... Struck out 120 in 58 innings as a senior while posting a 3.60 ERA and earning All-Mid District honors ... As a junior, he struck out 123 and walked 52 in 60.1 innings while posting a 4-7 record with a 3.40 ERA ... Was rated as the No. 5 prospect at the 2003 East Coast Showcase with his outstanding curve ball ... Also participated at the 2003 WWBA in Jupiter, Fla., in October ... Coached by Anthony Ford.
Full name is James Edward Adkins ... Born Nov. 26, 1985, in Nashville ... Son of Jimmy and Kristi Adkins ... Has one brother, Travis ... Enjoys hunting and fishing ... Models his pitching style after MLB standout Randy Johnson ... His father played basketball at Cumberland University and his mother was a member of Mt. Juliet's 1983 state championship basketball team ... Arts & sciences.