Last updated on Jan. 8, 2010
2009: Tied for the team lead with 14 starts on the mound ...Made 15 appearances and compiled a 2-2 record with a 3.26 ERA, the lowest of any returning starter...SIU had an 11-3 record in games he started...Threw 66.1 innings and allowed 50 hits, the fewest among MVC pitchers that appeared in 20 percent of games or threw 1.0 innings per contest...Opponents hit just .216 against him, which was the lowest opposing batting average in the conference...Gave up just two home runs against 291 batters faced and did not allow a single triple on the year...With runners in scoring position, he held opposing hitters to a .221 batting average...Struck out 66 and walked 40... Allowed 28 runs and 24 earned runs...Picked up his first win against Arkansas State (3/25) where he didn't surrender a run in 5.0 innings and only gave up three hits...Threw six scoreless innings to register the win over Southeast Missouri State (4/7)...Fanned a career-high nine batters against Illinois State (4/25), which was the most in a game by anyone on the staff...Had five or more strikeouts in 7-of-15 appearances...Threw 7.0 innings in three consecutive starts, from April 18 through May 2.
2008: Went 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 16 relief appearances...Earned his only win at SE Missouri (4/8)...Struck out 24 in 20.2 innings on the year...Recorded a career-high six strikeouts in four innings at Northern Iowa (4/26)...Did not allow a walk in six-straight appearances (4/1-4/23)...Struck out a combined 14 in his last 12.2 innings out of the Saluki bullpen.
Prior to SIU: Recorded a 5-3 record and ranked second on the team in strikeouts with 54 Ks in 48.1 innings during his only season at Three Rivers Community College...Was among national leaders in strikeouts per inning...Two-time first-team all-state pitcher at Twin Rivers High School...Went a combined 19-3 over his junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1987...Majors in economics...Son of Karen Cornell.
Jimmy Cornell's Career Statistics at Southern Illinois