At Michigan ... Awards ... All-Big Ten Second Team, Relief Pitcher (2010) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2008-10) ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (4/19/10) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2010) ... Notable ... Ranks second on Michigan's career saves list (19) ... Tied for single-season saves record (10, 2010).
Junior (2010)... All-Big Ten Second Team, Relief Pitcher ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Tied program record for saves in a season (10) ... Led the Wolverines in appearances (23), strikeouts (72), wins (6) and saves (10) ... Was second on the team in ERA (3.71) and opposing batting average (.265) ... Was 4-3 with 10 saves and a 2.23 ERA in his 20 appearances out of the bullpen ... Struck out five en route to first win of the season against Jacksonville State (Feb. 19) ... Collected a career-high seven strikeouts in victory over USF (Feb. 28) ... Tossed 5.1 innings of relief to earn the win at Illinois (April 18) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (April 19) after going 1-0 with two saves, not allowing a run and striking out 11 in 8.0 innings ... Worked the final five innings, striking out five to earn the win vs. Iowa (April 24).
Sophomore (2009) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Made 21 appearances on the mound including one start in the second game of a double header against Ohio State (May 2) ... Went 4.0 innings against Purdue (Feb. 21) to pick up second win of the season, striking out season-high four batters while giving up three hits... Recorded first save of the season against North Florida (Feb. 25) allowing just a one hit while striking out one and walking one in 2.1 innings of work ... Suffered first loss of the season during lone start against Ohio State (May 2).
Freshman (2008) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Appeared in 19 games with lone start in second game of doubleheader at Minnesota (5/11) ... Was 2-0 with five saves and 4.86 ERA ... Posted a strikeout in 15-of-19 outings, including two four-K performances ... Made career-debut in first game of 2008, working 2.0 innings of relief with a strikeout ... Earned first-career save working 2.0 innings with two K's, allowing two hits and a run vs. Ball State at the Centex Homes Invitational (3/15) ... Posted second save vs. Oakland in opening game of the Wilpon Baseball Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium (3/20) ... Worked an inning with two K's vs. IPFW (3/26) ... Earned his first career win, pitching the final two innings of U-M's 4-3 10th inning win vs. Iowa (3/29) in the Big Ten season opener ... Saved his fourth game of the year pitching the ninth inning at Penn State (4/4) ... Worked 4.0 innings at Illinois #2 (4/12) for his fifth save ... Tossed career-long 5.1 innings, allowing six hits and five runs at Indiana (4/27) ... Pitched 5.0-shutout innings, allowing three hits with four strikeouts vs. Ohio State #2 (5/3) ... Threw 0.2 innings in only start of the year with five hits and four runs at Minnesota #2 (5/13) ... Tossed 4.1 innings of relief to earn his second career-win, striking out three in a 3-2 win vs. Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game (5/24) ... Struck out 29 on the year (19 righties, 10 lefties) ... Inherited 19 runners, allowing only six to score.
Prep ... Graduated with honors ... member of National Honor Society ... maintained 4.0 grade point throughout high school ... earned five varsity letters at Defiance ... three in baseball, two in golf ... All-Western Buckeye League first team and first-team all-district as junior and senior ... first-team all-state for coach Tom Held as senior ... Player of the Year for State of Ohio Division 2 as senior ... Western Buckeye League Player of the Year and District 1 Player of the Year ... Louisville Slugger High School All-America as multi-position player ... tossed one-hitter with 13 strikeouts vs. St. Mary's as senior ... hit .420 as a senior with 28 stolen bases, scored 44 runs and drove in 20 ... 11-0 on the mound as senior with 122 strikeouts in 72.2 innings, limiting opponents to .141 batting average ... 25-3 in three varsity seasons with 256 strikeouts in 177 innings ... Summer Ball ... Hit .356 with three homers and 20 RBI and had 10-0 record with 93 strikeouts in 66 innings as team MVP for Napoleon River Bandits coached by Shane Coleman in American Legion action ... team won district championship and faced current Wolverine teammate Ryan LaMarre in Troy tournament.
Personal ...Enrolled in School of Kinesiology ... born 4-25-89 in Defiance, Ohio ... most famous people met include Muhammad Ali ... favorites include ... book - Angels and Demons; movie - Happy Gilmour; team - Detroit Tigers; food - prime rib; musical artists - O.A.R. and Tom Petty ... enjoys golf ... selected the Wolverines because "Michigan has a great academic and athletic history" ... considers Walsh Jesuit High School toughest opponent faced ... greatest sports memory is signing with Michigan ... good luck superstition as starting pitcher is giving game ball plastic cover to teammate to put in back pocket ... 10 former teammates playing sports at collegiate level.
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