J.J. Pannell enters his final season with Mason and is expected to be a starter in the weekend rotation... Has excellent fastball and good command of the strike zone.
2007: Led the Patriots in starts, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts... Made 14 appearances, all starts, compiling a 7-4 mark in 91 innings with 58 strikeouts and a 6.03 ERA... Was selected second-team All-CAA... Is top 20 all-time at Mason in wins, winning percentage, appearances, strikeouts, strikeouts per nine innings and fewest walks per nine innings... Opened the season with a loss at then-No. 1 Clemson before winning next six decisions... Best stretch of the year came in a four-start span againsrt Hofstra, Northeastern, Georgia State and VCU... In those four starts, was 3-0 with a 2.40 ERA allowing 27 hits and eight walks with 22 strikeouts in 30 innings... Best start of the season came against Old Dominion (May 4) when he allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out nine in eight and one-third innings.
2006: Appeared in 15 games with nine starts for the Patriots... Struck out 51 batters in 62 and two-thirds innings pitched... Had a 2-5 record on the season... Began the year in the starting rotation but was move to bullpen after an 0-4 start... Pitched effectively in relief, lowering ERA from 10.24 to 6.19... Moved back into the starting rotatino and had excellent starts against Virginia Commonwealth and Hofstra... Gave up just two runs in each of those games, going eight and two-thirds innings against VCU and seven innings againts Hofstra... Struck out eight batters in four inning against UNC Wilmington and twice struck out seven batters in a game.. Earned a win in relief against Delaware with two scoreless innings and grabbed the win nin start against Hofstra.
2005: Was second on the team in appearances with 18 and led the team in ERA with a 2.73 mark... Limited the opposition to a .248 batting average... Was the set-up man over the second half of the season for closer Jason Mills... Allowed the opposition to bat .214 with two outs, third-best on the team... Patriots were 13-5 in games in which he appeared... ERA was never higher than 3.60... Pitched three hitless inning against Richmond, walking one and striking out five to earn first save of career on April 12... Struck out five in two and one-third innings against VCU on April 21... Earned first career win with one and one-third hitless innings against Delaware on May 7... Went four innings, striking out four and walking none to pick up win against James Madison on May 21... Grabbed win in CAA Tournament against Delaware allowing no earned runs in three innings.
Prep: Completed outstanding three-year varsity career at nearby Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School by being named to the All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) first team as a senior ... Posted 7-3 record with 0.89 ERA and 98 strikeouts in addition to pitching a no-hitter for the Knights ... Also named to All-Metropolitan Washington (by The Washington Post) second team ... Was 8-1 with a 1.08 ERA as a sophomore, earning All-WCAC second-team honors ... Was 7-0 with a 0.54 ERA and 110 strikeouts for American Legion Post 176 in Summer 2002 ... Played for Atlanta Braves team at East Coast Professional Showcase in 2002, joining current Patriot teammate Dan Jaycox ... Also played for Faris Braves travel team ... Participated in Perfect Game camps in Jupiter and Ft. Myer, FL ... Named to "90-plus Club" at Perfect Game.
Personal: Full name is Jonathon Law Pannell ... Born September 22, 1985 ... Son of Gene and Cynthia Pannell ... Has two brothers ... Father played baseball at Maryland ... 2003 graduate of Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School ... Earned first or second honors for academics every quarter in high school ... Invited to join National Honor Society ... Joins high school teammate Billy Tinsley as a Patriot this season.
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