Senior (2010) ... Made 15 appearances, including five starts, on the mound ... Was tied for second on the team in wins (5) ... Made season debut out of the bullpen at Texas Tech (Feb. 21) ... Collected the victory in first start of the season, not allowing a run in three innings vs. Eastern Michigan (March 30) ... Earned the victory out of the bullpen, not allowing a hit in five scoreless innings of work vs. Toledo (April 13) ... Tossed five innings, allowing four hits and one run in win vs. Notre Dame (April 20) ... Earned Friday start, allowing one run over 5.1 innings vs. Ohio State (April 30) ... Pitched two-thirds of an inning and was credited with the win in his final game in Ray Fisher Stadium (May 19).
Junior (2009) ... Appeared in 17 games, 14 as a starter ... Compiled a 7-4 record with a 3.53 ERA ... Struck out 64 while walking 41 over 74.0 innings ... Shared the team lead with seven victories ... Led the Big Ten in fewest hits allowed (65) and finished second in runs allowed (36), fourth in ERA (3.53) and opposing batting average (.248) and tied for seventh in wins (7) ... Recorded first win in his first start of the season vs. St. John's (Feb 22) ... Gave up one run on seven hits and four strikeouts through 7.0 innings ... Posted a career-high 10 strikeouts while picking up his third win of the season over IPFW (Mar 21) ... Went 7.1 innings with five strikeouts to earn fifth win of the season over Penn State #2 (April 4) ... Yielded three runs in 7.1 innings of work, striking out four Indiana batters (April 26) ... Seventh win of the season came at Ohio State (May 3) in a 9-2 win ... Earned lone save of the season against Ball State (May 12).
Sophomore (2008) ... Saw action in 17 games with five starts ... Was 1-1 in seven appearances (three starts) with a team-best 1.71 ERA, while holding opponents to a .197 batting average in Big Ten play ... Struck out a career best 33 in only 38.1 innings of work ... Pitched in two postseason outings, including a start in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game ... Recorded the first hit of his career with a base hit down the leftfield line leading off the bottom of the eighth inning vs. Michigan State (4/20) ... Tossed 3.0-scoreless innings, allowing two hits with a strikeout vs. Toledo (4/9) ... Earned first win of season vs. Western Michigan (4/29) pitching 2.0-scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts ... Started just five days later vs. Ohio State (5/4) and improved his record to 2-0 tossing a career-best 6.2 innings of shutout ball, fanning four in his first-career Big Ten Conference start and victory ... Worked 4.0 innings vs. Minnesota and posted career-best six K's ... Suffered lone loss of year, allowing two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings, with two strikeouts and three walks vs. Northwestern (5/16) ... Started the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Purdue (5/24) and went 2.2 innings with three strikeouts, allowing two runs on three hits ... Pitched 2.1 innings of relief vs. Kentucky (5/31) after the game was suspended due to rain the night before, registering five strikeouts and four runs ... Struck out New York Met 1B Carlos Delgado on 3-2 fastball in exhibition play (2/26) at the Mets Spring Training Complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Freshman (2007) ... Pitched three times on spring trip ... made career debut in season-opener vs. Bethune-Cookman and allowed walk, collected a strikeout and hit two batters ... allowed one hit and one run in third of an inning vs. BCC #3 ... pitched sixth inning vs. Troy #1 allowing two hits and one run and took loss after allowing single and hit by pitch to open the seventh inning as both runners scored at start of seven-run inning ... worked scoreless ninth inning vs. Oak. #1 ... collected first career win allowing three hits and no runs with five strikeouts vs. IPFW in first career start ... earned second win in start vs. CMU allowing six hits, two runs, both unearned with career-best six strikeouts ... allowed two runs in third of an inning at OSU #3 ... worked scoreless eighth vs. Purdue #4 ... earned third win in start at WMU #1 allowing three hits and an unearned run ... worked 2.1 innings at EMU #5 allowing three hits, four runs, three earned including a grand slam homer ... had two Ks at EMU #5 ... pitched 2.1 innings in NCAA Nashville Regional vs. Vanderbilt #2 allowing one hit and one run ... Summer Ball ... Had 3-2 record with 2.75 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 39 innings for Sanford Mariners in New England Collegiate League for coach Mike Coutts.
Prep ... Earned the Tom Allgor Memorial Scholarship honoring a long time Old Tappan teacher and coach ... 11-0 with an ERA of 0.30, 91 strikeouts and just 21 walks in 70 innings as a senior for the Golden Knights ... Associated Press first-team all-state as a senior ... Golden Knights were 29-2 winning the North 1, Group 3 state sectional title and went undefeated to win the NBIL Division 1 title ... 30-4 career record in four years after 2-0 mark as a freshman ... 28-4 record in final three seasons with 261 strikeouts ... 8-1 as a sophomore and 8-3 with a 1.15 ERA as a junior ... first-team all-county twice and all-league first team three times ... MVP for the 2004 Bergen County tournament ... second-team all-state and All-North Jersey as a junior ... earned NJ Sports Male Athlete of the Week after tossing first no-hitter of career, beating Fair Lawn 11-0 ... fanned 12 in one-hitter to beat arch rival Northern Valley Demarest as a senior ... had three hits including the game-winner against Demarest in a game played at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y., site of the Baseball Hall of Fame ... Summer Ball ... Played with South Troy (N.Y.) Dodgers in Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. and pitched 2.1 hitless innings in relief to close out win over Midland Redskins team that included current U-M teammates Jason Christian and Alan Oaks.
Personal ... Enrolled in School of Kinesiology, majoring in sports management ... born 10-8-87 in New York City ...First baseball letterwinner at U-M from New Jersey since All-American third baseman Tim Flannelly (1989-91) and former NHL forward Matt Herr, who lettered in hockey (1994-95 to 1997-98) and baseball (1994-98) ... most famous people met include ... New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya, New York Yankees LHP Ron Villone ... favorites include ... movie - Happy Gilmore; food - pasta ... good luck superstition is "never touching the foul line" ... enjoys fishing and playing video games ... selected Michigan for the coaching staff, the school and the sports facilities.
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