University of Maryland Eastern Shore
2009: Was 0-0 in nine appearances out of the bullpen with an 8.22 ERA ... Threw 15.1 innings, allowing 24 hits and 16 runs (14 earned) ... Struck out four and walked five ... Threw a season-high four innings at home against Navy on April 23 ... Earned a three-inning save versus North Carolina Central on May 8, closing a 17-5 victory ... Appeared in six games as a pinch runner.
2008: Appeared in 12 games ... Was 0-2 with a 16.62 ERA ... Threw 13 innings, giving 25 runs (24 earned) ... Also surrendered 23 hits and 15 walks ... Recorded two strikeouts ... Had one at-bat and one run scored in four games not on the mound ... Tossed two innings, giving up only one hit on March 15 against St. Joseph's.
2007: Did not make an appearance.
Virginia Union University
2006: School does not sponsor NCAA baseball.
High School: Attended Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md. ... Graduated Parkside with a 3.2 GPA ... Received letters in four sports (baseball, football, basketball and track & field).
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1986 in Salisbury, Md. ... Son of Gwen Wright ... Has one sister, Chalonte' Martin, and two brothers, David and Mike Yarrell ... Enjoys helping kids at the park ... Major is Exercise Science.
Out of the Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Pray before the game, never touch the line and put my number behind the mound before pitching.
Personal best non-athletic accomplishment: Graduating high school with a 3.2 GPA.
Best advice received/favorite saying: "If you want it, go get it," "Never give up."
Favorite movies: "Bad Boyz II," "Forrest Gump."
Athletic goal for the season: Have an ERA below 4.00, make 25 appearances and my first collegiate win.
Athletic goal before graduation: Win the MEAC Championship.
Hobbies outside of sports: Fishing.
Most influential person: My mother, because she has been with me all the way.
Anything else that is important to know about you: I was born with one kidney and people always said I was too small or too short, but through hard work you can do what you want. I'm a D-I baseball player and no one can take that away from me. Not everyone can say they're a D-I baseball player.
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