Drake  Owenby

28Drake Owenby


Powell, Tenn.

High School:
Powell HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210



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2015 - JUNIOR
•Owenby appeared in 15 games for the Vols in 2015, going 2-6 with a 4.83 ERA and 60 strikeouts through 69.0 innings of work.
•Threw one strikeout and allowed one hit through 1.2 innings of work versus Arkansas in the SEC Tournament (May 19).
•Tossed 4.1 innings against Mississippi State, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out three batters (May 15).
•Delivered four strikeouts against Arkansas through 4.2 innings of work on May 10.
•Charged with his sixth loss after pitching 6.1 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and striking out four against Texas A&M (May 3).
•Received a no-decision after tossing three strikeouts and giving up three runs and four hits in 2.0 innings against South Carolina (April 26).
•Struck out four batters and gave up two runs on six hits in 2.1 innings of work at Kentucky in his fifth loss of the season (April 18).
•Charged with his fourth loss of the season after striking out five and allowing five runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings against Missouri (April 11).
•Earned his second win of the season at Ole Miss after throwing 8.0 innings, allowing only two runs and registering six strikeouts (April 5).
•Pitched 2.2 innings against Vanderbilt, striking out three and giving up five runs on four hits and a walk (March 28).
•Given his third loss after pitching 7.0 innings versus Georgia, allowing four runs on four hits (March 21).
•Allowed four runs on six hits and one walk at Florida in 4.1 innings, recording his second loss of the season (March 14).
•Charged with his first loss after 8.0 innings against Grand Canyon in which he struck out four and allowed one run on four hits and two walks (March 7).
•Received a no-decision after allowing six earned runs over 3.2 innings, while recording three strikeouts at UC Irvine (Feb. 28).
•Tossed 3.2 shutout innings while striking out six against Lipscomb (Feb. 20).
•Started game two at Florida International and recorded a win after firing 6.0 shutout innings, allowing only three hits and recording seven strikeouts (Feb. 14).

•Made 21 appearances (one start) in 2014, going 2-3 with a 3.20 ERA and five saves through 25.1 total innings pitched.
• Picked up his first save of the season in a season-opening 3-0 win against Purdue (Feb. 16).
• Earned a four-out save - highlighted by two strikeouts - in a 5-3 win over Appalachian State on Feb. 19.
• Notched his third save in as many appearances over a six-day span, striking out the only batter he faced in a 8-7 UT win over No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 21).
• Blew his first save of the season against No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 22), but got the win as the Vols' walked off a 5-4 winner in the bottom of the ninth. •Recorded his fourth save of the 2014 campaign in a 6-5 win at Arizona State (March 8).
•Fired 2.0 shutout innings allowing only one hit and striking out two at MTSU (March 11).
•Picked up his second win of the year while tossing 3.1 shutout innings at Missouri (March 15).
•Recorded his fifth save of the season while tossing 0.2 hitless innings against Auburn (March 23).
•Went six consecutive outings, 9.0 innings, without allowing an earned run (March 5-23).
•Charged with his first loss of the 2014 season after giving up three unearned runs in a 9-6 defeat at South Carolina (March 29).
•Allowed one earned run through 2.0 innings while recording a season-hith four strikeouts against Western Carolina (April 16).
•Finished the regular season with 3.1 innings stretch without allowing an earned run, spanning two appearances (May 6 vs. UNC Asheville, May 13 vs. Morehead State).
•Pitched in 15 games (one start)for the Cape Cod League Champion Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, posting a 5.52 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 14.2 total innings.
•Threw 1.2 scoreless innings in relief during the Cape Cod League's playoff series (Aug. 8).

• Made 16 appearances, including one start, going 2-1 with two saves and a 5.60 ERA over 27.1 innings of work.
• Opposing hitters found him difficult to hit, as he led the team with a .204 batting average against.
• Had a streak of four straight appearances from March 9-16 in which he did not allow a single hit.
• Made his collegiate debut in Las Vegas, firing three innings out of the bullpen against UNLV on Feb. 16.
• Hurled four innings of scoreless relief in UT's 11-2 win over No. 20 Arizona State on Feb. 23, striking out two and allowing just two hits.
• Struck out the only batter he faced against No. 22 Notre Dame on Feb. 23.
• Made his first collegiate start against Alcorn State on March 12, throwing three hitless innings.
• Recorded his first career save in a 7-6 win at Alabama on March 16, coming out of the bullpen to get the final four outs of the game.
• Struck out the side in the ninth inning of a 10-5 win over Western Carolina on March 20.

• Graduated from Powell High School where he was coached by Jeff Inman.
• Named a 2012 Rawlings Southeast Region Honorable Mention.
• Was a 2011 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American.
• Tabbed to the Knoxville News Sentinel's PrepXtra First Team in 2011 and 2012.
• Honored as the District 3-AAA Pitcher of the Year as a junior.
• Was 7-2 with a miniscule 0.60 ERA, 97 strikeouts and just seven walks in 58 innings during his senior campaign.
• Went 7-3 with a 1.71 ERA and a 91:18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 63 innings of work as a junior.
• Listed as a Top 1000 prospect in the nation and 12th-best player in Tennessee by Perfect Game.
• Also played tight end, linebacker and defensive end for the football team that went 11-1 in 2010 and 12-2 in 2012.
• Caught 19 passes for 254 yards and six TDs and made 30 tackles in his three years on the Panthers' varsity squad.

• Full name is Drake Austin Owenby
• Born January 7, 1994
• Son of Tony and Kristie Owenby
• Has one sibling, Hagen
• Majoring in Sociology
• Recipient of the Capps Athletic Endowment and the Catherine & Paul Mountcastle Scholarship Fund


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