5 Jay Friedman
5 Jay Friedman
Height: 5-11
Weight: 192
Year: Junior
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Mountain Brook H.S.
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

Furman: Versatile hurler who has positioned himself as a key member of the Paladin staff...can contribute in short or long relief, and as a spot starter...sports excellent control and the ability to consume innings...throws a quality curveball, sinking fastball, and slider. 2009 -- Emerged as a solid contributor in his second campaign, logging 25 appearances, including four starts...tallied a 2-5 record and 5.93 ERA with two saves...issued only 11 walks in 68 1/3 innings -- the best ratio on the staff... had one stretch of 14 appearances (Mar. 11-Apr. 25) and 35.0 innings in which he issued one walk...ranked third in innings pitched behind starters Ian Parry and Barry Benton...recorded several strong outings, including 3.0 innings of scoreless relief (2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) in 4-2, 14-inning victory over Clemson and 6.0 frames of shutout relief (3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, career high 8 K) vs. Davidson (4-3 loss)...picked up his first save in an 11-2 victory over Samford (4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K)...earned his first win in relief in an 8-5 decision over Presbyterian (3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K)...registered his second victory in relief against Georgia Southern (11-7 win)...delivered solid relief work in Furman's 7-6 Southern Conference victory over Western Carolina (4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K)...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll...played summer ball with the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League along with Furman teammate Reese Wade...in 13 appearances (2 GS), went 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA (35.1 IP, 25 H, 17 R, 10 ER, 9 BB, 19 K)...opponents hit just .203 against him...team went 24-24. 2008 -- Made 10 appearances, all in relief...went 1-0 with a 7.50 ERA...longest and most effective outing (5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) came in 8-7 victory over UNC Asheville...came back in his next outing (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB) to pick up his first victory in a 9-5 triumph over High Point.

High School: 2007 graduate of Mountain Brook (6A) High School...coach was Lee Gann...served as team captain his senior year, helping his squad to a 24-12 record, region championship, and state playoff semi-finals...recorded 86 strikeouts and set school season record for fewest walks (8) over 66 innings...selected to play in Alabama North-South All-Star Game.

Personal: Full name is Jeffrey Edwin Friedman, Jr....son of Jeff and Anise Friedman...born November 10, 1988, in Birmingham, Alabama...has two sisters, Ellie and Annabelle...is a self-taught guitarist...political science major...has a 3.27 GPA.