Preseason All-America returns for his second-straight season as the Friday night starter • Enters the season with the sixth-lowest career ERA in school history.
Louisville Slugger Third Team
All-America • Appeared in 17 games with 16 starts, posting a 1.96 ERA • Registered
an 8-4 mark • Threw 110 innings, allowing 24 earned runs • Struck out a
team-high 100, while walking 23 • Opponents hit .228 against him for the season
• Struck out season-high nine batters three times, against Wake Forest (3/30),
Georgia Tech (4/20) and Miami (5/24) • Earned five wins in a row in first five starts
against Xavier (2/17), Wright State (2/24), Southern California (3/2), Clemson
(3/9) and Maryland (3/16) • Earned an ACC win in eight innings for one earned
run in a pitching duel at Duke (5/11) • Also picked up ACC wins at Clemson
(5/9), at Maryland (3/16) and against Boston College (5/4) • Named to 2012
Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List.
Baseball America Freshman All-America • Appeared in 20 games with 16 starts posting a team-low 2.33 ERA • Registered a 9-1 mark with two complete games • Threw 104.1 innings allowing 27 earned runs • Struck out 89, while walking a starter-low 23 • Opponents hit .246 against him for the season • Earned NCAA Chapel Hill All-Regional Team honors by tossing eight shutout innings with five punch outs against Maine (6/3) • His best performance of the year came against Texas (6/20) at the College World Series • The southpaw completed the first CWS shutout since UNC's Robert Woodard in 2006 when he allowed just three hits over nine innings against the Longhorns • Struck out a season-high nine batters against Charlotte (3/1) in his first career start • Struck out nine against Virginia Tech (3/19) for his first career ACC win • Picked up a key ACC victory against Miami (4/24) with a complete game one-run performance • Struck out seven against No. 1 Virginia (5/20). Summer 2011: Made five starts for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League • Threw 23.2 innings and struck out 13 batters.
Woodstock High School
Drafted in the 19th round (567th) by the Pittsburgh Pirates • Played for coach Scott Krug at Woodstock High School • Ranked as the No. 39 prospect in Georgia and the No. 493 prospect in the country by Perfect Game • All-county, all-region and all-state selection as a senior • All-county and all-region pick as a junior in 2009 and was named Cherokee County male athlete of the year • Participated in the East Coast Professional Showcase • Named county pitcher of the year and earned all-county honors as a sophomore • Helped lead team to state playoffs in back-to-back years for first time in school history • Also a standout basketball player • Three-year member of the honor roll and won the Superintendent's Key Scholar Award as a junior •
Kent Jeffrey Emanuel is the son of Steve and Joanne Emanuel • Born June 4, 1992 in Des Plaines, Ill. • Mother played volleyball and basketball in college • Majoring in exercise and sports science at Carolina.