31st round pick RHP Abraham Woody Baylor U.
• 2004 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Waco Tribune-Herald)
• 2004 Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference (Big12Baseball.com)
• 2004 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
• 2003 Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
• 2003 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (coaches)
Baylor Career Records Book
• 7th in relief appearances (53)
• 6th in saves (8)
• 9th in Big 12 appearances (23)
• t-6th in Big 12 relief appearances (21)
• 4th in Big 12 saves (4)
• 3rd in Big 12 opponents' batting average (.240)
Appeared in four games for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League before returning to Baylor for rehabilitation.
Started season as primary set-up man before taking over closer duties in early March ... Posted a 4-1 record with a 3.97 ERA and three saves in 22.2 innings in Big 12 play ... Big 12 ERA ranked eighth among relievers at Baylor ... Appeared in 14 Big 12 games, fifth in school history ... Big 12 saves total tied for fifth at Baylor ... Allowed 7.97 hits and 3.98 walks per nine innings in Big 12 play, sixth and eighth, respectively, among relievers in Baylor history ... Was 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA under the lights ... Did not allow an earned run in first six appearances ... Pitched 2.0 no-hit innings with a walk and one strikeout Feb. 14 against LMU ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings and allowed two hits with four consecutive strikeouts Feb. 17 against UTSA ... Allowed one hit and faced the minimum in 2.0 relief innings Feb. 21 doubleheader at Long Beach State ... Extended scoreless-innings streak to 7.1 with 2.0 innings March 6 against UC Irvine ... Entered game with two on and one out in bottom of ninth in Baylor's 8-7 victory at Texas A&M and induced a game-ending double play from only batter he faced to record first save of season ... Allowed two hits and two walks in 1.2 innings March 28 at Oklahoma ... Tossed 4.1 one-hit scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts April 4 at Missouri to earn the win ... Earned the save April 13 against Sam Houston State ... Faced five batters in that game, inducing an eighth-inning-ending double play and striking out the side in the ninth ... Tossed 3.0 innings of no-hit relief with one strikeout to earn the win April 17 at top-ranked Texas ... Earned the victory in relief April 23 against Kansas ... Earned a save with 1.1 scoreless innings and three strikeouts April 27 at TCU ... Moved to 10-0 on Baylor career with a win in relief May 4 against Dallas Baptist with 2.0 one-hit innings ... Closed out all three games of the Nebraska series to pick up a win and a pair of saves.
Went 1-0 with an 0.77 ERA in 17 games for the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod League ... Struck out 28 batters against 10 walks in 23.1 innings as Orleans finished second in the Eastern Division and won the Cape Cod championship.
Threw 3.0 scoreless innings Feb. 4 against Texas State in his collegiate debut ... Earned first collegiate victory Feb. 8 at Arizona, pitching the final 4.0 innings of a 12-10, 10-inning win ... Hurled 4.1 shutout innings Feb. 15 against then-No. 2 Rice at the Minute Maid Park College Classic ... Earned a win Feb. 22 against then-No. 7 USC by pitching the final 2.0 innings of a 2-1, 12-inning victory ... Struck out six with one walk in 2.0 no-hit innings in closing out a 4-0 win Feb. 28 at UC Irvine ... Earned first save by tossing 2.0 shutout innings March 4 against UTA ... Pitched the final 2.0 innings and struck out the side in the ninth to earn a win March 7 against then-No. 8 Long Beach State ... Recorded a save in the Bears' conference opener March 14 against Texas Tech, striking out two in 2.0 shutout innings ... Earned the win March 21 against Oklahoma after entering a 5-5 game with no outs in the eighth and runners on second and third, and pitching out of the jam without allowing a run ... Pitched 4.0 innings in relief March 30 at Texas A&M, allowing just one run on one hit ... Went a career-long 5.2 innings in relief and tied his career high in strikeouts with six April 5 against Texas ... Made first career start April 12 at Oklahoma State ... Lasted 6.0 innings against OSU, giving up five earned runs but striking out five and earning a no-decision in a 16-11 Baylor win ... Improved record to 5-0 with 3.2 innings of relief April 27 against Kansas ... Held the Jayhawks to two unearned runs on two hits ... Picked up sixth win with 3.0 innings of relief April 30 against Houston ... Pitched the final 2.0 innings of a 6-2 Big 12 Tournament win May 24 against Nebraska that knocked the Huskers from the tournament ... Did not allow a hit or run in the game and earned the save ... Finished tied for sixth in the Big 12 in appearances.
Went 3-2 with five saves and a 1.50 ERA as the closer for Jayhawk League champion Hays ... Struck out 30 in 24.0 innings and held opponents to a .159 batting average.
Sat out season as a non-medical redshirt.
Played for coach John Langerhans at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas ... Named all-state and first-team all-district as a senior and was team MVP ... In 2001, played in the all-state game and the Sun Belt Classic ... Honorable mention all-state selection as a designated hitter in 2000 ... Played for the Slam Senators during the summer of 2000, notching a 1-0 record with one save and a 1.68 ERA in 8.1 innings; the Senators went on to a fifth-place finish in the AAU National Tournament.
Full name is Abe Sterling Woody ... Born Nov. 9, 1982, in Tulsa, Okla. ... Son of Sterling and Leigh Woody ... Cousin Chad Elsey earned two letters at Baylor on the men's basketball team ... Both parents and two of his grandparents also attended Baylor ... Majoring in sports management ... Lists Nolan Ryan as his favorite player.
Innings: 6.0 at Oklahoma State (4/12/03)
Long Start: 6.0 at Oklahoma State (4/12/03)
Short Start: 1.0 vs. Missouri (4/19/03)
Long Relief: 5.2 vs. Texas (4/5/03)
Hits Allowed: 8 at Oklahoma State (4/12/03)
Strikeouts: 6, twice
Walks: 3 at Oklahoma State (4/12/03)
Runs Allowed: 6, twice
ER Allowed: 6 vs. Missouri (4/19/03)
HR Allowed: 2 at Oklahoma State (4/12/03)