#18 Casey Weathers
Coach Corbin Quote: Casey will take on the closer role for us this year. He is constantly developing into a very good pitcher. He has very good arm strength with a hard breaking ball and has matured both physically and mentally.
2006: Went 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 21 relief appearances … Recorded three saves while striking out 38 batters in 27 innings with 16 walks … Earned Alaska Summer League Closer of the Year honors and was a late addition to the USA National Team that captured a gold medal in the FISU World Championships in Havana, Cuba in August … Was 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine appearances in SEC play with 13 strikeouts and 10 walks in 10.2 innings … Picked up third save of the year with two innings of relief against Michigan (6/4) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional. Gave up one run, unearned, on three hits with three strikeouts against the Wolverines … Allowed a run on one hit in 0.2 innings against Ole Miss (5/28) in championship game of the SEC tourney … Gave up three runs on one hit in a third of an inning against Georgia (5/27) in tournament semifinal … Struck out two in an inning of hitless relief against Georgia (5/24) in opening game of tournament … Picked up second save of the year with 1.2 innings of one-hit scoreless relief against South Carolina (5/19) with three strikeouts … Struck out lone batter he faced against the Gamecocks (5/18) … Earned first save of the year with 1.1 innings of one-hit relief against Middle Tennessee (5/16) … Did not allow a run in 0.2 innings against Lipscomb (5/10) … Gave up two runs on two hits in 0.1 innings against Kentucky (4/30) … Allowed a run on no hits with two walks in 1.2 innings against Kentucky (4/29) … Pitched an inning of one-hit scoreless relief against Austin Peay (4/25) … Did not allow a run in 0.2 innings of work against Alabama (4/23) … Gave up a hit in an inning of scoreless relief against Middle Tennessee (4/18) … Allowed one run on two hits in 1.1 innings of work against Georgia (4/16) … Did not allow a run on four hits in 1.2 innings of work against Georgia (4/14) … Pitched two innings of scoreless relief against Lipscomb (4/12) … Was charged with the loss against Arkansas (4/8) after giving up two runs on two hits in 1.1 innings … Struck out a career high six batters in 3.1 innings of relief against Austin Peay (4/5) … Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt[apos]s school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) … Struck out four with three walks in 1.2 innings of scoreless work against Auburn (3/25) … Struck out five in two innings of work against Butler (3/14) … Made his first appearance against Brown (3/11) and struck out two in an inning of scoreless relief … Went 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA and eight saves for Anchorage. Struck out 25 with just six walks in 21.1 innings while holding opponents to a .085 batting average. Was named the No. 4 pro prospect out of the league by Baseball America … Struck out 17 with eight walks in nine innings of relief for Team USA … Drafted by Detroit in the 25th round of the June draft.
2004-2005: Played at Sacramento City College … Helped lead team to 23-12 record and second place conference finish in 2005 … Went 1-2 with a 3.83 ERA in 42.1 innings … Struck out 36 while walking 23 … Was used as an outfielder as a freshman, playing in 18 games and scoring eight runs in 23 at bats.
High School: Was a two-time all-league pick at Laguna Creek High School in 2002-03 … Also earned all-city honors by the Sacramento Bee in 2003 … Received the team’s 2002-03 Hit Award (hustle, intensity, team) … A two year letterwinner and starter … Was the Pitcher of the Year in 2003 for his summer team, Norte Del Rio.
Personal: Casey McGhee Weathers … Born 6/10/85 …. Son of Jay and Warene Weathers … Has a sister, Jillian … Favorites include the movies Old School and Snatch; Barry Bonds, Dirk Nowitzki, Ed Norton and Seinfeld … Considers Barry Bonds to be the greatest baseball player of all-time.