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John DesChamps
John DesChamps

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Bayside H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175

Position:
P

B/T:
R/L

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

2009: Was 3-5 with an 8.25 ERA in 23 games ... Made six starts and threw one complete game ... Earned one of the team's three saves ... Sixth in the MEAC in innings pitched (79.2) ... Was second in the conference in appearances ... Tied for 10th in the league in strikeouts (47) ... Gave up 127 hits and 92 runs (73 earned) ... Walked 29 batters and picked off two runners ... Seven-inning complete-game win came against Niagara in game one of a doubleheader (March 1) ... Struck out a season-high six in six innings at Navy on April 21 ... Threw one inning of one-hit ball to nail down 4-1 win against Norfolk State on April 4 ... Best relief outing was came May 6 versus Temple ... Tossed 1.2 no-hit innings with one strikeout in 8-3 win.

High School/Club: Graduated with honors from Bayside High School ... Was on the honor roll all four years of high school ... Earned three varsity letters in baseball ... Made all-tournament team in 2006 as a sophomore ... Had best record on the team in 2008 as a senior ... Was 5-0 with two no decisions in district the same season ... Played for the Norfolk (Va.) Redbirds in an adult wood-bat league.

Personal: Born May 15, 1990 in Virginia Beach, Va. ... Son of Lori and John DesChamps ... Has one sister, Shelby ... Major is Exercise Science.

Out of the Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Lots of stretching.

Best Sports Moment: Being named to the all-tournament team of the Wheels Baseball Invitational in South Carolina in 10th grade.

Person who has most influenced me: My mom, she is always there for support.

When I graduate, I plan to: Pursue a career as a physical therapist.

Best advice received/favorite saying: "Strive for your best."

Hobbies outside of sports: Hanging out, cars, sleeping.

Favorite Movie: "Boyz in the Hood."

Athletic goals for the season: Have an ERA below 3.00.

Athletic goals before graduation: Make the dean's list at least once.

Anything else that is important to know about you: I always strive to be the best.