40 Hunter Baker
40 Hunter Baker
Height: 6-7
Weight: 240
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
High School: Wake Christian Academy / Spartanburg Methodist College
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: RHP

2017 — Made 10 appearances and six starts in his first season with the Paladins...worked 29 1/3 innings, going 1-2 with an 8.28 ERA...began the season as a mid-week starter, performing brilliantly (7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) in his debut versus Presbyterian (6-0 win) in Clinton...followed that with a start (4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K) at USC Upstate (7-4 win)...made five starts thereafter, including season finale (2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) against UNCG in SoCon Tournament championship game (13-1 loss).

Junior College/High School:  2016 graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College, where he played alongside fellow-Furman signees Nik Verbeke and Tyler Kimbrell...coach at SMC was Tim Wallace...made 11 appearances and eight starts over two seasons for the Pioneers, logging 25 2/3 innings and recording 44 strikeouts...2013 graduate of Harnett Central High School...sat out his senior year after undergoing Tommy John surgery...spent his sophomore and junior years at Wake Christian Academy (WCA) and attended Ravenscroft as a freshman...two-time all-conference and all-region selection at WCA, where he played for Randy Johnson on a pair of state championship teams, going a combined 47-6...also starred in basketball as a prep, collecting all-conference and all-region laurels as a junior and participating in North Carolina’s East-West All-Star Game...served as team captain his senior year at Harnett Central...runner-up at state chess championship...played summer ball with Evo Shield Canes South...was a 2013 Atlantic All-Region second team honoree and rated the No. 7 right-handed pitcher in North Carolina by Perfect Game prior to injury.

Personal: Full name is Hunter Lane Baker...born March 5, 1994, in Raleigh, North Carolina...son of Sterling and Kim Baker...father played basketball at Atlantic Christian College...sister, Kristen, played soccer at Campbell (2009-10)...brother, Storm, played football at Coastal Carolina (2012-14).