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#29 Trent Howard
Position: Left-Handed Pitcher
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 198
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hammond, Ind.
High School: Clark HS
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Trent Howard
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/08/2011

Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft ... 213 career strikeouts rank 10th in school history.

2011: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Started 14 games ... named to the All-MAC team ... boasts the best ERA (2.78), opponent batting average (.234) and strikeouts (96) for the Chippewas ... 96 strikeouts are the eighth most in a season in CMU history ... started the season-opener on the mound against Florida Gulf Coast (2/18) ... fanned a season-high 11 against Columbia (3/5) ... tossed a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against Indiana (3/12) ... named MAC West Pitcher of the Week on March 16 ... fanned a season-high 13 strikeouts in nine innings of work at Miami (3/26) ... allowed one unearned run, scattering four hits in seven innings of work in 3-2 win at Akron (4/9) ... struck out 11 in seven innings against Kent State (4/15) ... named MAC West Pitcher of the week for the second time this season on April 18 ... picked up fourth win as a starter after allowing three unearned runs on seven hits and fanning eight at Ball State (4/23) ... pitched 6 1/3 innings in start at Western Michigan (5/13), allowing only two hits and an earned run.

2010: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Earned second-team All-MAC honors ... named MAC West Pitcher of the Week on March 11 ... stranded 10 of 14 inherited base runners on the year ... went 1-2 as a starter, including a complete-game shutout against UCF (3/6) ... posted a 2.34 ERA as a reliever with a 3-1 record and five saves ... served as the opening day starter against Cal (2/26) ... fanned 11 while giving up just four hits and a walk in the shutout victory over UCF ... worked multiple innings out of the pen in 12 of his 13 relief appearances ... earned saves against Miami (3/26, 3/27) Ohio (4/4) and Kent State (4/16, 4/18) ... got the start against Bowling Green in the MAC Tournament championship play-in game (5/29) despite not having started since March 19 ... gave up three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning six in 6 2/3 innings against the Falcons ... owned a 2.41 ERA in MAC play with a 3-1 record and five saves ... held MAC batters to a .223 batting average ... overall ERA ranked third in the MAC ... also ranked fourth in saves and opponent's batting average ... ranked third in MAC ERA, second in saves, fourth in opponent's batting average and first in games finished (12).

2009: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Earned second-team All-MAC honors … ERA was sixth-best among MAC starters and his opponent’s batting average was third-best (.268) … started the season as a reliever before working his way into the weekend rotation … made six quality starts … tossed at least six innings seven times … shut out Toledo (4/26) on seven hits and two walks over nine innings while fanning eight … in a must-win game in order for CMU to make the conference tournament, Howard tossed 8.0 innings of four-hit, two-run ball against Eastern Michigan in the regular-season finale (5/16) … went 7.1 innings against Miami in the MAC Tournament (5/22), giving up two earned runs on six hits while fanning four … had a rotation-best 4.26 ERA in MAC games, going 4-2 while holding opponents to a .247 batting average.

High School: Was a 2008 Hoosier Diamond All-State honoree … named a 2008 Mr. Baseball Indiana candidate … was a four-time all-conference choice and three-time all-area selection … holds school records for career wins (30) and strikeouts (328) … finished career with a 30-7 mark … went 8-1 with a 1.06 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 55 innings as a senior … coached by Pat Montalbano, Gary Ridgely and Matt Saliga … played club ball for the Indiana Playmakers, Hammond Seminoles and Hammond Chiefs.