Fifth-Year Senior (2011)... Made 13 appearances on the mound for the Wolverines in 2011 ... Earned the start on Senior Day against Penn State (May 21) ... Struck out a career high five batters in 4.1 innings of work ... Earned the win against Western Michigan (May 17), striking out four and not allowing a hit in 2.2 innings of relief ... Went 4.1 innings of relief against Illinois (April 15), allowing three hits and striking out three while not allowing a run ... Had three punchouts against Notre Dame (May 4) ... Had 24 strikeouts in 30.2 innings pitched ... In his last three appearances, had 13 strikeouts ... Allowed a hit in two innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts against Bowling Green (April 12).
Senior/Junior (2010) ... Made 17 appearances, including two starts, on the mound for Michigan ... Led the team in ERA (3.34) ... Tossed three innings of one-hit ball out of the bullpen at North Carolina (March 6) ... Earned the victory in his first career start, going 3.2 innings and not allowing an earned run vs. Central Michigan (April 7) ... Collected second save of the season at Western Michigan (May 4).
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... Made 14 appearances on the mound ... Was 0-1 with a 7.09 ERA ... Struck out 23 batters and walked seven in 26.2 innings of work ... Recorded four strikeouts in 2.0 inning against Siena #1 (Mar 7) ... Struck out four in 2.2 innings against Minnesota (May 8)..
Sophomore/Freshman (2008)... Saw action in nine games working 12.2 innings ... Earned first career win in first appearance of the year, tossing 3.0 scoreless and hitless innings to go along with a career-best four strikeouts in the season opener vs. Villanova (2/22) ... Stuck out two of three batters faced, pitching the final 0.2 innings vs. Western Michigan (4/29) ... Worked 2.0 innings at Ball State (5/6) and struck out two, allowing two hits and a run ... Tossed the final 1.0 inning of the Wolverines' regular season complying a pair of strikeouts vs. Northwestern (5/17).
Freshman (2007)... Redshirted due to injury after two spring trip appearances, missed final 56 games of season ... pitched scoreless top of 10th inning vs. Bethune-Cookman #3 in career debut ... appeared at plate in bottom of the 10th and took a swing before getting removed for PH in eventual 13-inning win ... allowed three hits, one run and had K in two innings vs. Troy #1 ... injured and missed final 56 games ... Summer Ball ... Spent summer rehabbing.
Prep... Excellent student at Eisenhower HS ... named to MAC Red All-Academic team three straight years ... earned three varsity letters in baseball for Doug Noch in 2004 and 2005 and coach Derek D'Angelo in 2006 ... team MVP and team Offensive MVP as a junior with a 5-4 record on the mound while hitting .415 with four homers as a junior ... earned All-MAC Red honors as a junior ... considers high school highlight hitting two homers in a game vs. Stevenson as a junior ... named to the Macomb Daily All-County team as junior and senior ... hit .398 as a senior and was 5-3 with a 1.52 ERA ... had 74 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 51 innings and was named team pitching MVP ... all-region, all-area, all-conference and all-state second team as a senior ... pitched for the East squad in the 25th annual MHSBCA All-Star game at Comerica Park in Detroit, the first time the game was played at night ... Summer Ball ... Played for former Detroit Tiger Dave Bergman's Grosse Pointe Redbirds.
Personal... Enrolled in Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 7-15-88 in Detroit ... comes from an athletic family that includes father, John, who played baseball at Wayne State ... brother, Jeff, pitched four years at Michigan State and was 16th round draft pick of Detroit in June 2006 and was Oneonta teammate of U-M's 2006 MVP Jeff Kunkel in the New York-Penn League ... cousin Joe Young pitched at Michigan and was a co-captain in 2002 ... most famous people met include former Detroit Tigers first baseman Dave Bergman ... favorites include ... book - To Kill A Mockingbird; team - Detroit Tigers; athlete - Justin Verlander ... enjoys running and working out ... four former teammates playing college baseball ... selected Michigan because of the "great coaches, athletic history and academic reputation."
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