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25 JOSH EDMONDSON
  • RHP
  • 6-1 · 200
  • R/R
  • Sophomore · 1L
  • LaGrange, Ga. · LaGrange High School
  • Major: Food and Resource Economics

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Tied Georgia's Joshua Fields for the SEC lead with 35 appearances…Sported a perfect 5-0 season ledger and rated third on the Gators with a 3.21 earned run average…Was 2-for-2 in save opportunities, both against UNC Greensboro…Tallied 37 strikeouts and yielded 10 walks in 67.1 innings, the third-most frames pitched on the squad…Did not walk more than one batter in any stint…Left-handers batted .270 (24-for-89) against him, while right-handers had a .274 (46-for-168) clip…Saw action against every SEC club that Florida faced and was 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 17 outings…Logged a career-high 4.2 innings and surrendered one run against Auburn on April 21…Earned back-to-back wins at Tennessee (3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R) and Florida State (1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R) in mid-April…Collected the 6-5 win over South Florida with 1.2 scoreless innings…Whiffed four of the six batters he faced versus Florida A&M and was the pitcher of record in the hosts' 15-5 victory…Picked up first career win at No. 16 Miami (Fla.) in the wild 11-10 finale…Totaled three strikeouts over three innings in UF's 10-0 whitewash of Cincinnati on opening night.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Appeared in four games as a rookie, logging 3.2 innings and recording five strikeouts…Allowed one earned run in an inning of work versus Michigan State on March 12, as the Gators cruised to a 13-2 win over the Spartans…Struck out both batters he faced in the opener of the series with Villanova on March 4…Tossed a scoreless frame with two K against Florida A&M on Feb. 22…Made collegiate debut in the finale against Charleston Southern on Feb. 13, giving up three hits and two earned runs…Florida posted a 15-6 triumph over the Buccaneers to take two-out-of-three at McKethan Stadium.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at LaGrange High School for head coach Donnie Branch…Helped the Grangers to the Class AAA State Championship and a 31-6 overall record last season…The victory total was a school record…Finished 11-1 on the mound, recorded a 1.20 earned run average and delivered three one-hitters as a senior…Named as his club's Most Valuable Pitcher two years in a row and received the team's Leadership Award in 2004…Pitched against future UF teammate Matt Hightower of Cartersville High School in the opener of the best-of-three final series at the state tourney…Edmondson won game one, 4-1, and earned the decision in the decisive third game, 13-10…GHS was 26-7 and reached the semifinals of the state tournament during his junior campaign…Selected to the West Georgia All-Area team and played for Team Georgia during the summer…Chosen as the best pitching prospect at the Georgia Tech Fall Exposure Camp in 2003…Twirled a perfect game against Southwest Macon as a sophomore…Played football at LaGrange with current Gator running back Skyler Thornton…Lettered twice in basketball as a freshman and sophomore…Listed in the publication Who's Who Among American High School Students.


EDMONDSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Innings (Starter): None
Innings (Reliever): 4.2 vs. Auburn (4/21/06)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Florida A&M (2/22/06)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Auburn (4/21/06)
Runs: 4 vs. Vanderbilt (4/2/06)
Earned Runs: 3 (three times)
Walks: 1 (12 times)

EDMONDSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
Overall Season Statistics
YEAR ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2005 7.36 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 4 3 3 2 5
2006 3.21 5 0 35 0 0 0 1 2 67.1 70 28 24 10 37
CAREER 3.42 5 0 39 0 0 0 1 2 71.0 74 31 27 12 42
SEC Regular-Season Statistics
YEAR ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2006 2.89 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 37.1 39 15 12 4 17
CAREER 2.89 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 37.1 39 15 12 4 17
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