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27 - Ian Parry
Ian Parry
Height: 5-11
Weight: 178
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
High School: Barron Collier H.S.
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

Furman: Competitive, strike throwing right-hander who is expected to again anchor the Paladins' starting rotation...should get the call in Friday series openers...best pitch is a slider that he mixes effectively with off-speed stuff...ranks ninth on Furman's career strikeouts chart (189)...poised to complete his career among the program's all-time leaders in several categories. 2009 -- Made the successful switch from bullpen to starting rotation...served as the Paladins' Friday starter...delivered solid consistency, working at least five innings in 12 of his 15 starts and in 10 of 11 starts against Southern Conference opposition...worked at least six frames in his final eight outings versus league foes...went 3-5 with a 4.87 ERA...led the staff in innings pitched (77.2) and ranked fourth in the SoCon in strikeouts (86)...9.96 strikeouts per nine innings pitched ratio was fourth highest season mark in school history, and 3.17 strikeout to walk ratio was ninth best mark ever by a Paladin hurler...earned SoCon wins against Samford (5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) and Appalachian State (6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)...worked a season long 7 1/3 innings (7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, career high 10 K) but received no decision in an eventual 3-2 win over UNC Greensboro...hurled six frames (8H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) against SoCon regular season champion Elon (10-8 loss) in SoCon Tournament first round action...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2008 -- Played a major role in Furman's bullpen, serving effectively in a set-up role and as an occasional closer...also had one start...registered a 5-5 record with a 3.88 ERA and two saves...played a key role in Furman posting a school record 33 wins (33-24), third place (17-10) SoCon regular season finish, and school record 13 straight SoCon victories...ranked third on the staff with 28 appearances...recorded 54 strikeouts in 58 innings and issued only 16 walks...made his only start of the season and recorded his first win in a 13-1 triumph over New Jersey Tech (5.0 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)...earned his second victory in relief in a 4-2 decision over 10th-ranked South Carolina (2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)...pitched effectively (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) to pick up a decision in a 6-5 triumph over Western Carolina that completed a three-game sweep of the Catamounts...was outstanding (3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K) in Furman's 13-12, come-from-behind win over Appalachian State in Southern Conference Tournament play...notched saves in back-to-back appearances vs. Gardner-Webb (12-10 win) and College of Charleston (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K), a 5-3 victory...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. 2007 -- Put together a fine inaugural season, going 3-3 with two saves...hurled 55 innings, recording 49 strikeouts while surrendering only 16 walks...made 23 appearances, all but one in relief...went 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in Southern Conference play, limiting league foes to only a .245 batting average...was roughed up in his first collegiate appearance (0.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER) vs. Kentucky (16-3 loss)...bounced back strong in his next three outings (5.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K)...notched his first win in with no-hit relief (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) in 12-5 triumph over Davidson...also earned victories versus Gardner-Webb (14-9 win) and UNC Greensboro (7-3 win)...outing versus UNCG (4.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) ranked among his best of the campaign...turned in a strong outing in an 11-2 win over Elon (3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) to notch his first career save...other save (3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) came against UNC-Asheville (10-6 win)....issued only one walk over his final six appearances (14 IP, 9 K)...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2006 graduate of Barron Collier (5A) High School...baseball coaches were Ted Parson and Rick Raymer...posted a 23-6 career pitching record, including a 9-4 record with a 1.39 ERA as a senior...earned second team all-state honors after helping his squad to a 28-4 record and state semifinal finish in 2006...program won over 100 games in his four seasons...three-time all-area and All-Collier County selection...began his prep career as a catcher.

Personal: Full name is Ian Andrew Parry...son of Tim and Ingrid Parry...born August 8, 1988, in Naples, Florida...has a brother, Ryan, and sister Erika...uncle, Robert Parry, was a member of national championship lacrosse team at Syracuse...grandfather, Edward Parry, was drafted out of high school by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1942...cousin, Allesandra Parry, played softball at Akron...carries a 3.26 GPA...accounting major.