At Michigan ... Awards ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference (2008-10) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2008-10).
Senior (2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Saw action in five games out of the bullpen ... Tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in season debut vs. Jacksonville State (Feb. 20) ... Did not allow a hit in an inning of relief at North Carolina (March 6).
Junior (2009) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Appeared in five games including one start ... Started versus Eastern Michigan (April 15) ... Recorded four strikeouts in relief appearance against Siena #2 (Mar 7) ... Finished the season with six strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work.
Sophomore (2008) ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Saw action in eight games with two starts ... Finished season with 2-1 record with a 4.80 ERA ... Posted 18 strikeouts in 15 innings of work ... Held opponents to .179 batting average ... Worked 4.0 innings of relief vs. Villanova (2/24), with three strikeouts and no runs to earn his first win of the season ... Started vs. Portland (2/29), 2.0 innings, with four K's, four walks, three hits and a run in a no decision ... Worked career-long 4.1 innings of relief for win number two on the year, striking out career-best six vs. Notre Dame (5/13) ... Started vs. Kentucky in NCAA Ann Arbor Regional, but did not register an out, allowing a hit, two walks and three runs for only loss of year.
Freshman (2007) ... Made spring trip but did not see action ... made Northwestern trip ... made career debut with start at WMU and allowed just one hit in 3.1 innings of no-decision, allowing three runs, two earned with five strikeouts ... collected win at EMU #5 in second career start with three shutout innings, allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts ... took loss in first career Big Ten start vs. Penn State #4, allowing five hits and five runs in an inning.
Prep ... Honor roll student at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass. ... two-time member of Spanish National Honor Society ... named to Principal's List and Headmasters List ... winner of Social Studies Gold Medal as senior ... earned three varsity letters in baseball ... 6-1 as a senior, hit .387 with 26 RBI ... 6-3 with a save and 1.88 ERA as a junior ... fanned 107 batters in 115.2 career innings ... listed on preseason players to watch list as junior and senior ... named to Catholic Conference All-Star team and Boston Herald all-scholastic team as junior ... Salem Evening News All-Star as a senior ... had at least one homer in each of his three varsity seasons ... considers tossing no-hitter against defending state champ Xaverian as a junior as greatest sports memory ... high school highlight was collecting 14 strikeouts in a complete game win vs. Swampscott ... Summer Ball ... Played for Chuck Andre's Chiefs in the Greater Boston Intercity League in 2006 ... played for Team Connecticut Blue Jays for coach Dan Kennedy in 2005 and was Sandlot and World Series All-America first-team pick.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 8-9-88 in Malden, Mass. ... named to Perfect Game Underclass Top Prospect team in 2004 ... 2005 Perfect Game Northeast Top Prospect and named to Showcase Top Prospect team ... in 2006, rated 32nd-best prospect in Northeast ... famous people met include ... former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin McGlinchy, Wake Forest All-American Matt Antonelli, ESPN's Dan Patrick, author Stephen King, Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, former Red Sox players Mike Pagliarulo and Rich Gale ... favorites include ... book - The Da Vinci Code; movie - Oceans Eleven; music - Coldplay; team - Red Sox; food - turkey; athlete - Tom Brady ... enjoys ping pong, bocce ball, running, biking, basketball, wiffle ball, watching movies and college football ... considers cross-town rival Danvers High School toughest opponent faced because "we couldn't beat them for three years" ... selected Michigan for "the elite academics and to be part of a baseball program that is on the rise" ... five former teammates playing collegiate baseball.
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