Senior (2010)... Played in 34 games with 15 starts (8-LF, 5-2B, 2-3B) ... Had seven multi-RBI games ... Had eight multi-hit games ... Collected a pair of two-run singles as a pinch hitter against Fordham (March 20) ... Notched first career three-hit game against Indiana (April 2) ... Went 2-for-4 against Indiana (April 4) for fifth multi-hit game of season, sixth of his career ... Hit first career home run against Bowling Green (April 14).
Junior (2009) ... Played in 26 games, including six starts at second base ... Earned first hit of the season against Jacksonville #1 (Feb 28) ... Scored a run and walked twice in first start of the year against Oakland (April 1) ... Picked up two hits against Minnesota (May 8).
Sophomore (2008) ... Appeared in seven games as a sophomore ... Went 1-for-9 with a run scored ... Made collegiate debut vs. Villanova (Feb. 22) on spring trip ... recorded first collegiate hit with a single vs. Eastern Michigan (Apr. 16).
Freshman (2007) ... Made spring trip but did not see action.
Prep ... Honor Roll student ... U.S. Army Scholar Athlete ... earned eight varsity letters for the Wolves with four each in baseball and football ... named Clarkston's Athlete of the Year as a senior ... earned all-league (OAA) honors in football and baseball three straight years, all-district in baseball twice ... all-area and second team all-state in baseball as a senior when he hit .424 and had a 10-1 pitching record with a 0.87 ERA ... played baseball for coach Phil Price, a former Wolverine baseball captain (1990) ... served as captain at Clarkston in football for two seasons while playing quarterback, running back, wide receiver and safety ... 17-3 career pitching record ... high school highlight was pitching shutout victory in regional action ... played 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.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 10-22-87 in Grosse Pointe, Mich. ... most famous people met include Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland and N.Y. Yankee Derek Jeter ... favorites include ... book - Friday Night Lights; movie - Caddyshack; athlete - Derek Jeter ... enjoys football, music and movies ... greatest sports memory was "being offered (scholarship) to come to U-M" ... selected Michigan because of the "great reputation, academics, tradition and I wanted to win" ... considers Brother Rice toughest opponent faced because "we could never get by them."
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