At Michigan ... Awards ... All-Big Ten Third Team, Starting Pitcher (2010).
Senior (2010)... All-Big Ten Third Team, Starting Pitcher ... Started 15 games as Friday night pitcher ... Compiled a 6-5 record with a 3.82 ERA ... Struck out 71 while walking 42 over 92.0 innings ... Shared the team lead with six victories ... Led the team in opponent batting average (.240), innings pitched (92.0) and batters struck out looking (25) ... Earned win in season debut against Jacksonville State (Feb. 20) ... Struck out seven batters vs. Louisville (Feb. 26) and at Coastal Carolina (March 14) ... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in longest outing of his career against Fordham #1 (March 20) ... Fourth year in a row to start on the home opener - RF in 2007 and 2008, DH in 2009 and starting pitcher in 2010 against IPFW (March 26) ... Went a career long eight innings while striking out five in win over Illinois (April 16).
Junior (2009) ... Played in 41 games, including 33 starts ... First at-bat of season was a pinch-hit home run to drive in two against Siena (Mar 6) ... Picked up two hits against IPFW (Mar 20), including one HR ... Went 3-for-4 with a 2B against IPFW (Mar 22) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a HR and two 2B against Penn State #2 (April 4) ... Made first appearance on the mound against Penn State (April 5), striking out one in one inning of work ... Made first start of the season against Michigan State (April 18) ... Went 7.2 innings while striking out four and giving up three runs on five hits and two walks ... Earned lone win against Minnesota (May 10) while going 7.0 innings ... Went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored against Northwestern (May 14) ... Finished the season with a 1-3 record with a 5.28 ERA ... Struck out 15 and walked 11 in 30.2 innings of work.
Sophomore (2008) ... Played in 48 games including 39 starts... Was 2-2 in stolen base attempts... Led the team in strikeouts with 42... Hit two doubles vs. IPFW (3/26)... Made the most starts in RF for the team (35) and had 4 starts at DH... Had 8 multi-hit games including two three hit games (3/16 at Coastal Carolina and 3/26 vs. IPFW)... Went 3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI at Coastal Carolina (3/16)... Had a six game hit streak from 4/5 - 4/13... Six home runs was sixth best by a Wolverine... Three sacrafice flies were third most on the team... Was 0-1 in final game of season against Kentucky in NCAA Super Regionals (6/1)
Freshman (2007) ... Made 13 starts (RF-11, DH-2) ... both homers came as pinch hitter ... two multi-hit games (one 3-hit game) ... walked in first career at bat in opener vs. Bethune-Cookman ... walked vs. Troy #1 and scored first run of career ... RBI-2B vs. Oakland #1 was first career hit ... had 2B vs. Oak. #2 ... 3-for-5 with 2B, 3B and RBI-1B vs. Oak. #4 ... 1-for-4 with RBI-2B vs. IPFW ... pinch hit homer at NU #4 for first Big Ten hit ... walked as PH vs. Purdue #4 ... played defense at MSU #1 and #4 ... 2-for-4 with RBI-2B at WMU #2 ... had sac fly at EMU #5 in RF start and made career pitching debut allowing one run in third of an inning ... made two catches in RF in 11th inning of 4-3 win at Iowa #1 ... pitched 1.2 innings vs. Vanderbilt #2 and fanned All-America Pedro Alvarez for first career strikeout ... pinch homer for first career gamer in Regional championship game vs. Vanderbilt #3 off All-American David Price ... had .469 slugging percentage with five doubles, one triple and two homers among 10 hits.
Prep ... Graduated with high honors from Divine Child in Dearborn, Mich. ... four-year member of academic honor roll ... earned President's Award for Academic Excellence ... earned State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship Certificate ... member of Spanish Club and Varsity Club ... earned four varsity letters in baseball - three at U. of D. Jesuit and as a senior at Dearborn Divine Child for coach Tony DeMare ... played every inning of every game for all four seasons ... hit .422 with 13 doubles, seven homers and 47 RBI and was 7-4 on the mound with 1.44 ERA, 74 strikeouts in 66.2 innings ... ranks in the top 20 in career RBI (143) in Michigan High School (MHSAA) record books ... drew 93 walks in career ... 36 doubles and 21 homers while hitting better than .400 in final three years ... 47 RBI as sophomore and matched career best total as a senior ... recorded 127 strikeouts in final two seasons ... earned two varsity letters in hockey at U. of D. and served as team captain in junior season for coach Rick Bennetts as team reached the final four in state tournament ... three-time All-Catholic, all-league and all-district in baseball ... all-state first team, Dream Team, was finalist for Mr. Baseball, Detroit News All-Metro first team, National High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District team, Louisville Slugger All-American honorable mention as a senior ... high school highlight was going 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk and two no-hit innings on mound and earning MVP for winning East team in the Michigan High School Coaches Association all-star game at Comerica Park ... ranked No. 1 prep player in Michigan and No. 154 nationally by Baseball America ... Summer Ball ... Played two seasons for Midland Redskins in Cincinnati ... played in Connie Mack World Series twice in Farmington, N.M., with U-M teammate Jason Christian and played against U-M teammates Zach Putnam and Adam Abraham in 2005 and U-M teammates Matt Gerbe and Eric Katzman in 2006 ... played on two Little League state championship teams for Commerce Little League.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 4-4-88 in Southfield, Mich. ... brother, Aaron, is a student manager for hockey at Michigan Tech ... most famous people met list includes Ken Griffey, Jr., Craig Monroe and Dmitri Young ... five former teammates playing college baseball ... favorites include ... book - Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, movie - Happy Gilmore, food - hot dog at `The Fish,' team - Detroit Tigers, athletes - Derek Jeter and Manny Ramirez ... enjoys taking batting practice and shooting hoops ... good luck superstition includes 'tying my cleats the same way every game and keeping gum if I get a hit or getting new piece if I make an out' ... selected Michigan for its great coaching staff and the tradition of academic and athletic excellence.
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