2008 Wallace Award candidate...Spent last season as the Salukis' pivotal game two starter, but will move to the front of the rotation this year...Projected to be a top-five round draft pick...Has a nasty fastball ranging in the low-to-mid 90s...Ranks among SIU single-season leaders in wins (t5th), innings pitched (6th) and games started (t3rd).
2007: Honorable mention all-MVC selection...Ranked 16th in the nation in wins...Stormed to the top of SIU's staff after going undefeated in his first seven starts...Led the MVC with 11 wins, becoming the first Saluki pitcher to win 10 or more games in a season since 1981 (Rob Clark, 10)...Finished at 11-5 with a team-best 3.01 ERA in 16 starts...Tossed three complete games, twirled one shutout and boasted a 4:1 (89 Ks, 22 BB) strikeout-to-walk ratio in 107.2 innings...Limited opponents to a .251 average, allowing just 36 earned runs...Fell only one win shy of tying the school's single-season record in pitching wins...Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowed only two hits in a complete game shutout against Valparaiso (4/8)...Named MVC Pitcher-of-the-Week for the first time in his career on Apr. 9...A day later, he was named to the College Baseball Foundation's national honor roll...Earned first career Valley win as a starter vs. Illinois State (3/24)...Ended the year with a team-high four wins in league play...Garnered a share of the team's MVP Award.
2006: Began the year as part of the starting rotation, making six starts in his first 10 appearances...Went 4-4 in 27 appearances, including 21 in relief...Those 27 appearances rank among SIU single-season leaders...Struck out 32 and walked 18 in 58.2 innings...His four wins were the most of any freshman on the team...Went 18 consecutive innings without issuing a walk from Mar. 21-Apr. 28...Registered first collegiate win after recording a season-high six strikeouts in seven innings against Central Michigan (2/25)...Did not give up an earned run for 14.2-straight relief innings from Apr. 7-28...Threw 10.2 consecutive innings of shutout baseball over nine relief appearances from Apr. 7-26...Picked up his only MVC win in relief against Creighton (4/14).
Pre-SIU: Four-year all-conference and all-area pick at Sherrard High School...Was also named first-team all-state as a senior...Posted 108 strikeouts, walked 20 and boasted a 0.82 ERA his senior year...As a junior, he achieved a 0.94 ERA, while striking out 121 and walking 14.
Personal: Full name is Thomas Cody Adams...Majors in Recreation..Born November 26, 1986...Son of Scott and Diana Adams.
Last Updated February 7, 2008
Cody Adams' Career Statistics at SIU