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      Craig Cobb
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
Pitcher

Experience:
4L

B/T:
R/R

Cobb Spotlight

2007 - SENIOR
Tennessee's lone senior led the Vols with eight wins in 2007 and capped his distinguished career by establishing himself as a prominent fixture in the school's all-time records book ... Closed out his four-year career holding the school record for appearances (85) and ranking second in wins (27), second in innings pitched (383.0), third in games started (48), tied for fifth in complete games (12) and seventh in strikeouts (214) ... His 2007 totals included a 5.91 ERA in 17 appearances (all starts) with 72 runs (67 earned) on 143 hits with 56 strikeouts and 23 walks in 102.0 innings ... Built a 3-4 record in SEC play with a 7.23 ERA in eight league appearances ... Allowed nine runs on 14 hits through 6 2/3 innings in the season-opener at No. 13 Florida State Feb. 2 ... Rebounded from his 0-1 start with a career-high nine strikeouts vs. Eastern Michigan Feb. 9 (allowing one run in eight full innings with no walks) ... Threw his first complete game of the season Feb. 16 vs. Bethune-Cookman; it was his 11th career CG ... Held B-CC to three runs (two earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks through nine innings while improving to 2-1 on the year ... Picked up another complete-game win Feb. 23 vs. IPFW, allowing one run on six hits with one walk and nine Ks ... Worked eight innings against Illinois-Chicago March 2, allowing five runs (four earned) on 12 hits while earning a no-decision ... Logged his fourth win of the year with a seven-inning outing against Siena March 9 in which he gave up five runs on five hits with four Ks and no walks ... His Siena outing marked his school-record 74th career pitching appearance ... Suffered a loss at No. 22 Alabama March 16 after allowing seven runs on 11 hits through five innings ... Allowed one run on 11 hits while logging his fifth win of the season during a 7 1/3 inning performance vs. Georgia March 24 ... Earned a no-decision after throwing six full innings and surrendering three runs on seven hits vs. No. 7 Arkansas March 31 ... Improved to 6-2 on the year with a strong eight-inning performance at No. 11 Kentucky April 7 (Game 1), during which he gave up five runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts ... Earned a no-decision after allowing five runs on 11 hits through 5.2 innings vs. Furman April 17 ... Fell to 6-3 after giving up four run on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings at No. 1 Vanderbilt April 21 ... Lasted just two innings during a rocky start at LSU April 28 and took the loss to fall to 6-4 ... Entered UT's game against Tennessee Temple on May 8 as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and sent the first pitch of his first career plate appearance into right field for a line-drive double (he later scored) ... Started on the mound vs. Belmont May 9 and earned his seventh win by allowing three runs on five hits through six innings ... Fell to 7-5 after giving up six runs on six hits during a 3 1/3 inning start against No. 7 South Carolina May 13 ... His final career win came at Florida May 19 and propelled UT into the SEC Tournament (it was his second victory in as many tries in Gainesville and his third against the Gators) ... His 6 1/3 innings vs. Florida included six runs (five earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts ... His final outing as a Vol lasted just 1/3 inning, as UT fell behind early against top-ranked Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament May 25 ... Opponents hit .340 against him on the year, with left-handers batting .368 and right-handers hitting .320.

2006 - JUNIOR
Moved into a setup role for the start of the 2006 season, where he was viewed by the coaching staff as a tremendously valuable asset out of the bullpen ... Midway through the season, however, he was inserted into the starting rotation, eventually moving into the No. 1 starter's slot ... ABCA All-South Region second-team selection ... Named to SEBaseball.com's All-SEC second team ... Finished with a 9-3 record, one save and a team-best 3.31 ERA ... Logged 26 appearances, including 10 starts ... Recorded 64 strikeouts and 21 walks in 111.1 innings of action ... Led the team with a 3.0 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief at 18th-ranked Florida Atlantic March 5 and picked up his first win of the year ... Also logged a win out of the bullpen Feb. 26 vs. Coastal Carolina after working 3 1/3 shutout innings ... Recorded a win and a save during UT's two-game sweep of Akron March 10-11 ... Boasted a team-high 0.73 ERA through the first 15 games of the season, during which he allowed just two earned runs in 24.2 innings of action ... Did not pitch in the SEC opener March 17 at Mississippi State after appearing in a Tennessee-record six consecutive games from March 4-15 ... Improved to 4-0 on the year with a solid outing against Tennessee Tech March 21, during which he allowed one run on six hits with two Ks through five full innings ... Was moved into the Vols starting weekend rotation for the series against No. 26 Kentucky ... Started against the Wildcats on Saturday, March 25, and suffered his first loss of the season after being touched for six runs (five earned) on nine hits with a walk and six strikeouts through 8 2/3 innings ... Had a complete-game victory at No. 10 Arkansas April 1, allowing six runs on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts ... Gave Tennessee its first-ever shutout win over LSU by tossing a four-hit, complete-game win against the Tigers April 8 ... Named to the College Baseball Foundation's weekly National Honor Roll after his standout performance vs. LSU ... Reeled off his third straight complete-game win April 14 in the series-opener vs. Florida, limiting the Gators to two runs on eight hits ... Earned a no-decision after working eight solid innings at Georgia April 21 ... Suffered just his second loss of the year April 28 at No. 22 Ole Miss after allowing seven runs on nine hits through six full innings ... Threw a five-hit complete game win against No. 23 Vanderbilt May 5, allowing three runs with six strikeouts and no walks to improve to 8-2 on the year ... Picked up a nationally-televised win May 12 at South Carolina while allowing four runs on nine hits through eight innings ... Suffered just his third loss of the season May 18 after surrendering 11 runs (eight earned) on a career-high 18 hits through seven innings vs. No. 8 Alabama ... Finished the year with an opponents' batting average of .267 ... Left-handers hit .224 against him, while right-handers hit .300.

2005 - SOPHOMORE
Started 15 games and pitched 99.1 innings in 21 appearances for the Vols in 2005 ... Finished the year with a 7-4 record and a 4.53 ERA ... Notched 54 strikeouts to just 22 walks ... Started vs. Tennessee Tech Feb. 22, and worked four shutout innings while earning his first win of the year ... Threw a perfect two innings of middle relief against Morehead State March 5 ... Picked up a victory after striking out six in five scoreless innings vs. Oakland March 9 ... Got his third win of the season April 5, against Eastern Kentucky ... Started and struck out six through 5.2 innings while logging a win at Tennessee Tech April 20 ... Allowed two runs on six hits in a complete-game, series-clinching win at Florida May 1 ... Logged a complete-game win over Georgia May 21, striking out a season-high eight batters and allowing just two runs in nine innings of work ... Posted his third complete-game victory of the season when he gave up just two runs to Wichita State in the final game of the NCAA Knoxville Regional ... Opponents hit .288 against him all season ... Played for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League during the summer, ranking second on the team with 21 strikeouts and posting a record of 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA.

2004 - FRESHMAN
A short reliever who was inserted into the starting rotation for the final six weeks of the season ... His 3-5 record was deceptive, as the Vols scored four total runs in his final four starts (all losses), including being shut out twice ... Led the team with three complete games while posting a 3.45 in 70.1 innings with 40 strikeouts and 21 walks ... Opponents hit .249 off him ... Made six starts in his 21 mound appearances ... Allowed three or fewer runs in four of his six starts, pitching at least seven innings in each outing ... Was 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA as a starter and 1-1 with a save and a 3.47 ERA in relief ... Became the first pitcher since R.A. Dickey in 1996 to throw three straight complete games as he performed the trifecta against Arkansas April 30, Vanderbilt May 8 and South Carolina May 15 ... The win over Arkansas was his first SEC start ... Also picked up a save over the Razorbacks in the SEC tournament ... Struckout a season-high seven in a 2-0 loss at South Carolina ... Earned his first win in 3.2 innings of relief over No. 3 Miami (Fla.) Feb. 21, striking out four ... Picked up a win in his first career start against Niagara (G1) March 10 ... Went 1-3 with a 2.88 ERA in SEC play ... Played with the league champion Sanford Mainers in the New England Collegiate League during the summer ... Compiled a 4-3 mark with a 1.78 ERA in seven starts ... Tossed one complete-game shutout ... Pitched 50.2 innings with 24 strikeouts and nine walks as opponents hit .226 off him.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Named the 2003 co-Knoxville Interscholastic League Player of Year with teammate Michael McKenry ... Helped the Admirals set a state record for victories (48-1) en route to the 2003 Class AAA state championship and No. 2 national ranking by Baseball America ... Compiled a 13-0 record with a microscopic 0.44 ERA ... Struck out 74 batters with only nine walks in 79 innings ... Worked seven innings in four of his 13 victories ... Nine of his victories came in run-rule decisions ... Named the Tennessee Pitcher of the Year by the TSSAA ... Team finished as state runner-up in 2001 and 2002 ... Compiled a 28-4 career record ... Was a two-time All-District and All-Region pitcher ... Coached by Tommy Pharr.

PERSONAL
Full name is Craig Ryan Cobb ... Born Feb. 7, 1985, in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Clifford and Kathy Cobb ... Admires the pitching prowess of Roger Clemens ... Enjoys golf as an off-the-field activity ... Academic major: Business.

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG%
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%
2007
1.000
1
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
2
2.000
0
0
0
0
1.000
0
0
0
0
9
11
0
1.000
Year
ERA
W
L
App
GS
CG
SHO
CBO
SV
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
2B
3B
HR
BF
B/Avg
WP
HBP
SFA
SHA
2004
3.45
3
5
21
6
3
0
1
1
70.1
64
28
27
21
40
13
2
2
288
.249
9
1
4
5
2005
4.53
7
4
21
15
3
0
1
0
99.1
113
61
50
22
54
22
3
7
431
.288
2
6
2
7
2006
3.31
9
3
26
10
4
1
1
1
111.1
117
57
41
21
64
23
5
9
479
.267
2
5
7
6
2007
5.91
8
6
17
17
2
0
0
0
102.0
143
72
67
23
56
22
1
16
465
.340
1
9
5
7
TOTAL
4.35
27
18
85
48
12
1
3
2
383.0
437
218
185
87
214
80
11
34
1663
.289
14
21
18
25
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