|JAY BELFLOWER #24
Belflower led Florida with five saves last year as the squad's closer. This year the hard throwing righthander could return to his role as a starter.
2000: SEC Academic Honor member...Emerged as team's closer as he led Gators with five saves...Made 31 appearances on the season with five starts...Posted a 7-3 record with a 5.35 ERA with a team-best five saves...Ranked tied for fifth in SEC in saves (5), tied for third in appearances (31), eighth in games finished (16)...Recorded a 2-2 record in five starts with a 8.92 ERA (21 ER/21.2 IP)...Picked up two saves versus Georgia...Earned win at Mississippi State (5/5) with four scoreless innings of relief...Set career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts in relief against Kentucky (4/7) with six innings pitched and six strikeouts while picking up the win...Tied career-high with 7.2 innings against UMass (3/3), earning the win...Took the loss in first start of the season at top-ranked FSU (2/26), allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits...Allowed one run on four hits against No. 1 FSU over a career-high tying 4.0 innings of relief...Earned win in season debut with five innings of relief at Hawaii (1/20).
1999: Made 20 appearances with 11 starts...Posted a 1-4 record with an 8.04 ERA over 62.2 innings...11 starts ranked second in the team...All five decisions came in starts while posting a 6.99 ERA (36 earned runs in 46.1 innings)...Also made eight appearances out of the bullpen without a decision, totaling 16.1 innings with a 11.02 ERA (20 earned runs)...Florida was 4-7 in his starts...Held LSU to three runs (two earned) on three hits over 5.1 innings in no decision...Struck-out a career-high nine batters over a career-high 7.2 innings in no decision against Winthrop...Earned first career win against Central Michigan, allowing one earned run on five hits over 6.1 innings and a career-high six strikeouts....Made first collegiate start against No. 1 Florida State on the road, allowing five runs on four hits over one inning to earn first loss...Allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 3.1 innings at Miami....Made first career appearance against Miami, allowing three runs (two earned) over four innings.
SUMMER BASEBALL: Played 2000 summer in the Cape Cod League for the Harwich Mariners...Finished 2-0 with one save in five starts...Finished with seven saves in 1999.
PREP: A 1998 graduate of Sebring High School where he was coached by Rick Hitt...Four-year letterwinner who was selected to the FHSWA Class 4A First Team All-State squad...Selected the District Player of the Year in 1996...Named Heartland Player of the Year...Posted a 10-1 record with 0.91 ERA and 103 strikeouts during senior season, while belting seven HR with a .350 batting average...Listed among Baseball America top 100 picks...Participated in the 1997 Team One Showcase and Area Code Games...As a junior posted a 1.43 ERA with 90 strikeouts despite a 1-9 overall record with one save...Hit .369 with five HR and a .586 slugging percentage...Also lettered four years in football.
|BELFLOWER'S CAREER STATISTICS|
|Overall Season Statistics|
|SEC Regular Season Statistics|
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|Career vs. Opponents|
|Alabama||Did Not Pitch vs. Alabama|
Innings Pitched (start): 7.2, two times- last vs. Massachussetts, 3/3/00
Strikeouts (start): 9 vs. Winthrop, 3/9/99
Innings Pitched (relief): 6 at Kentucky, 4/6/00
Strikeouts (relief): 6, two times- last vs. Kentucky, 4/6/00.