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James McMurphy

Ames, Okla.
Previous School:
Seward County Comm. Coll. (Kan.)


2010 (Junior): Appeared in seven games and started in four while turning in a 1-2 record on the mound... Pitched 12.2 innings and had an 8.53 earned run average... Struck out nine batters... Win came against Tabor (Kan.), allowing only two hits while striking out five in six innings pitched...

2009 (Sophomore): Turned in the best record on the mound at 6-1 in seven starts and had the team’s best earned run average with a 6.23... Only game he lost was in his final outing of the season against Southern Nazarene on April 25... Appeared in eight games and pitched two complete games, one against Central Christian (Kan.) and the other against Sterling (Kan.)... Threw 34.2 innings and struck out 26 batters... Allowed opponents to hit .281, the lowest of any Ranger... Pitched a team-high of 4.33 innings per appearance and had a team-low of 9.87 hits per game... Averaged 6.75 strikeouts per game... Struck out a season-high of six batters in both complete games... Had a streak of six consecutive wins from March 9-April 19... 

2008 (Freshman): Started on the mound in six games... Pitched 28.2 innings and struck out 13 batters... Appeared in 10 games... Had a 13.50 earned run average... Longest outing was 5.1 innings against Mid-America Christian and Lubbock Christian... Had four strikeouts against Sterling (Kan.) and Mid-America Christian...

Previous College: Spent a semester at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan...

High School: A Great Plains all-conference pitcher during his sophomore, junior and senior years at Cimarron High School... Was all-state honorable mention and a Western Oklahoma All-Star... Named the Ripley Tournament Most Valuable Player during his senior year... Also played third base and shortstop in addition to pitching... Held a .313 batting average with 11 doubles, two triples and three home runs... Had 28 runs batted in and 19 stolen bases in 32 games played... Had a 9-2 record on the mound with a 2.17 earned run average... Member of the 2006 Enid American Legion State Championship Team... Also played prep basketball...

Personal: Born September 23, 1987, in Ames... Son of John and Nancy McMurphy...