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      Patrick Hicklen
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Oakland

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 204

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

HONORS & AWARDS:
2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 Team co-captain
2002 Team co-captain
2001 NCAA Knoxville Regional All-Tournament Team

2003: Used a medical redshirt season while rehabiliting from Tommy John surgery ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2002: The No. 2 pitcher and team co-captain who underwent ulnar lateral ligament reconstruction surgery on right elbow (Tommy John surgery) in May ... He will redshirt during the 2003 season while rehabilitating ... Missed the last month of the season after going down with a tender elbow following his last start in the Florida series, 4/13 ... Did fashion a 5-3 mark with a 6.14 ERA in 55.2 innings with 48 strikeouts and 22 walks ... Tied for the team lead in victories, while his 10 starts, innings pitched and strikeouts ranked third on the staff ... Tossed his third career complete game against Florida Atlantic 3/2 at the Hormel Foods Classic in the Metrodome ... Struckout a career-high 12 in the contest while giving up two runs on eight hits ... Dropped his first two starts before going 5-1 in his last eight starts ... Worked at least five innings in six starts ... Got first win of season with 5.2 no-hit innings against Eastern Michigan 2/23 ... Went 2-1 with a 5.88 ERA in SEC play ... Picked up wins in the league over Auburn 3/23 in 7.2 innings with seven strikeouts, and Kentucky 4/6 ... Shutout Georgia 3/30 on two hits in four innings before game was suspended due to rain.

2001: A true freshman who showed flashes of brilliance, coming up with two clutch pitching performances in the postseason to send the Vols to the Super Regional and the College World Series ... Made nine starts in 16 appearances, compiling a 5-4 mark with three saves and a 5.27 ERA ... Had a 22.1 scoreless innings streak, covering six outings (one start) from 2/16-3/25, going 1-0 with three saves, striking out 20 with three walks ... Named to the NCAA Knoxville Regional All-Tournament team after tossing second complete game of season against Wake Forest 5/27 to send Vols to the Super Regional ... Struckout nine with no walks against the Deacons ... Allowed three runs on 11 hits in 8.0 innings against East Carolina 6/3 to put the Vols in the College World Series ... Tossed a five-hit shutout at Kentucky 3/25 in first career start, striking out seven ... Logged first save against George Mason 2/16, striking out four in three innings ... Picked up two more saves versus Florida 3/10 in 3.2 innings and South Carolina 3/17 in 2.0 innings ... Was dominating in first appearance against Virginia Commonwealth 2/10, retiring the first seven batters en route to his first win.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ...Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 34th round in 2000 ...Rated as the No. 9 prospect in Tennessee by Baseball America ...Pitched a complete game in leading Oakland to a 4-1 opening round state tournament victory over Hendersonville, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts ...Team won the 1999 and 2000 Class 3A state titles with 36-2 and 40-3 records respectively ...Posted a perfect 9-0 mark as a senior with 1.49 ERA in 56.2 innings, striking out 70 ...Also hit .342 with 18 doubles, two home runs and 34 RBI ...Named to the 7-AAA All-District team as well as being selected All-Midstate as a pitcher ...Selected on the Class 3A All-Tournament team ...Given the Most Valuable Player Award by the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal ...Voted Best Pitcher of the USA Classic Tournament ...Went 6-1 with a 4.02 ERA as a junior with 30 strikeouts in 33.1 innings ...Was 3-0 with a save as as a sophomore and 4-4 during freshman year ...Coached by Mack Hawks.

PERSONAL: Full Name is Patrick Dale Hicklen ...Born Dec. 30, 1981 in Murfreesboro, Tenn,. ...Son of Bruce and Gina Hicklen ...Has one brother, Shawn ... Major: Sport management.

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