Graves, 6 feet 1, 180 pounds, is a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who also played shortstop and first base. As Howell's table-setting leadoff hitter, he made an impact whenever he took the field.
A Missouri signee, Graves went 9-1 with two saves and a 1.95 ERA in 61 innings pitched, striking out 70 batters, walking 21 and holding opponents to a .194 batting average.
He batted .441 with 12 doubles, six homers, 35 RBIs, 45 runs scored, 12 stolen bases and a .537 on-base percentage.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Mizzou Baseball Recruits
■ Howell's Graves reflects on achievements, looks forward to more (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)