3 Marc DeDecker
3 Marc DeDecker
Height: 5-11
Weight: 172
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lighthouse Point, Fla.
High School: Highlands Christian School
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

Furman: Experienced performer who has battled back from serious injury to add depth to the pitching staff...potential mid-week starter...could also see action as a long reliever... sports good fastball with movement and a quality slider. 2009 -- Completed comeback from a torn labrum that sidelined him for the entire 2008 campaign...injury occurred in 2007 while pitching for the Leesburg Lightning of the Florida Collegiate Summer League (FCSL)...made 20 appearances (three starts) and posted a 2-1 record and 9.17 ERA...earned his first victory in 5-3 triumph over UNC Asheville (1.0 IP 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K)...registered his second start and second win in season's finest outing, a 4-3 decision over Gardner-Webb (6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)...followed that by hurling 2.0 innings of scoreless relief (1 H 1 K) in eventual 11-10, 15-inning Furman win over Western Carolina...tied a career high four strikeouts in 3.0 innings of work versus Gardner-Webb (9-8 win). 2008 -- Did not see any action due to injury. 2007 -- Endured a rough first season at Furman, appearing in 13 games and working 20 2/3 innings...posted a 1-3 record...started two contests...picked up his first collegiate win in a 6-5 triumph over Lafayette (2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2K)....followed up the Lafayette outing with a solid performance in an 8-7 loss to Yale (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K)...allowed only a run on four hits while striking out four in season high 4.0 innings in a 15-4 loss at Elon...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2006 graduate of Highlands (AA) Christian Academy...baseball coach was Scott Holloway...pitched and played outfield...in three seasons posted a career record of 20-6 and 1.86 ERA with 166 strikeouts...went 10-1 with a 1.18 ERA and 66 strikeouts his senior year in helping Highlands to a 21-4 record that included a 17-game winning streak and district championship...opponents hit just .186 against him in 2006...named first team all-county and second team all-state...also played basketball and football.

Personal: Full name is Marc Arthur DeDecker, Jr...son of Marc and Denise DeDecker...born May 19, 1988, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida...has a sister, Kelli...information technology major.