At Michigan... Earned U-M Athletic Achievement Award ... Big Ten Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week for shutout performance vs. Youngstown State at Kentucky Invitational ... recipient of the Don Lund/Ray Fisher Scholarship for Baseball for the 2004-05 school year ... recipient of the Foussianes Family Scholarship for Baseball for 2003-04 ... enters 2005 with 50 career appearances (31 at Michigan) and a 10-15 overall record (9-14 at Michigan) ... shared team lead in wins (7) with Jim Brauer in 2004 ... a regular in 'M's Big Ten rotation the past two seasons with 15 conference starts and four complete game Big Ten wins at Iowa (2), vs. Northwestern and vs. Penn State ... has three shutouts as a Wolverine with nine-inning shutout of Youngstown State in 2004 and pair of seven-innings shutouts at Iowa (2003 & 2004) ... touted by Baseball America as one of top three newcomers in Big Ten when he transferred from Ball State prior to 2003 season ... hard-throwing right-hander can pitch as starter or from bullpen.
Senior (2005)... Co-captain ... Named All-Big Ten First Team Starting Pitcher ... named winner of Betty Simmons Award as UM's Most Improved Player for 2005 ... 7-2 with 2.79 ERA in 14 starts ... pitched five innings in win vs. UIC #1 in season opener ... took 2-1 loss at East Carolina allowing two hits in 7.2 innings ... worked five innings in no decision at Lamar #1 ... pitched five innings with four Ks in eventual 10-4 win at Ohio #2 ... fanned career-best 11 (team high in 2005) in 6.1 innings and retired 15 consecutive batters in no decision start vs. Oak #2 despite allowing just two hits, both in first inning ... worked five innings in no decision at Minn. #2 allowing three hits and two runs, one earned ... worked 6.1 innings in third career win vs. Iowa allowing four hits and two runs ... pitched 6.1 innings allowing five hits and a run in win at Ill. #2 ... 4 of last five outs Ks at Ill #2 ... pitched complete game with four Ks to beat MSU #2 ... pitched second straight complete game (7th career) in 2-1 loss to Purdue #2 allowing nine hits one earned run with six Ks and no walks ...pitched third straight complete game to beat IU #2 by 5-2 score allowing five hits ... worked three innings in no decision start at PSU #3 ... pitched 5.2 innings allowing five hits and three earned runs in Big Ten playoffs to beat Iowa for fourth time in career ... worked 4.1 innings in no decision start vs. Furman in NCAA regional play ... has 17-17 career record (16-16 at U-M) ... has 64 career appearances (48 at U-M) ... selected by Kansas City in 11th round (322nd pick) in 2005 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Junior (2004)... Earned U-M Athletic Achievement Award ... Big Ten Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week for performance beating Youngstown State at Kentucky Invitational tossing four-hit shutout, 7-0 ... made 17 appearances and shared team lead in wins (7) and starts (14) and was second on team in innings pitched (80.2) ... first Wolverine starter to pitch five innings in no decision vs. UIC #2 in eventual loss in 11 innings ... worked five innings allowing nine hits and five runs with five Ks in no decision at Duke #3 ... first pitcher with nine-inning complete game with four-hit shutout over Youngstown State ... took loss vs. Harvard #2 allowing four runs, three earned and seven hits in 6.1 innings ... worked 7.2 innings and allowed six hits and one earned run with seven Ks in win over Oakland #2 ... worked 3.1 innings allowing seven hits and eight runs in no decision vs. Minn. #4 (Apr. 4) ... tossed four-hit shutout at Iowa #3 for third career shutout (all four-hitters) ... second career shutout at Iowa ... took loss working 3.1 innings vs. Ill. #3 allowing six hits and five runs, three earned ... collected win at OSU #3 allowing three hits and four runs and retired 16 of 17 batters after allowing three runs and three hits to first three batters of the game ... pitched seven innings and took loss vs. MSU #4 allowing seven hits and four runs, three earned ... retired three batters faced at EMU ... took loss at Purdue #3 allowing nine hits and three runs in four innings ... pitched first inning vs. Notre Dame and allowed three runs, two earned, and took loss ... worked five innings out of bullpen at IU #4 and earned fifth win of season allowing five hits, one run with four strikeouts ... earned second straight win out of bullpen with .2 innings vs. WMU ... pitched third complete game of season beating Penn State #3, 5-1 ... worked three innings in losing start at Minn. #5 in Big Ten Tournament allowing four hits and five runs ... has 50 career appearances (34 at Michigan) and a 10-15 overall record (9-14 at Michigan) ... earned three wins in six games over eight days vs. Indiana (May 16), Western Michigan (May 19) and Penn State (May 23) ... Summer Ball: was 2-4 with 3.30 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 56 innings pitching for Athlete in Action team in the Alaskan League playing with Wolverine teammate A.J. Scheidt for coach Dan Fitzgerald.
Sophomore (2003)... Made 17 appearances and 12 starts in debut with Wolverines ... was hard luck pitcher on staff with 2-8 record and a save despite ranking sixth on squad with 5.11 ERA ... had eight conference starts and complete game Big Ten wins at Iowa and vs. Northwestern ... tied for second on team with 10 decisions ... made most appearances (17) by pitcher in starting rotation ... tied for second on team with 51 strikeouts and was third with 75.2 innings ... worked two innings in opener at Armstrong Atlantic allowing two hits and a run ... worked four innings in first 'M' start leaving with 3-2 lead at Stetson ... earned first save retiring both hitters faced with a strikeout in 7-5 win at Bethune-Cookman #1 ... worked 5.2 innings with then season-high six strikeouts in loss at Oklahoma #2 ... took loss in start vs. Northern Illinois allowing six hits and three earned runs in 5.2 innings ... took loss vs. Western Michigan at Butler Classic working 7.1 innings and allowing five hits and one earned run ... pitched first complete game, first shutout and first win for coach Rich Maloney in Big Ten start at Iowa #2 and had season high eight strikeouts ... took loss working 6.1 innings vs. Minnesota in series opener allowing nine hits and nine runs, eight earned ... worked 6.2 innings with five strikeouts and allowed six earned runs in 8-7 loss to Illinois #2...took loss at Michigan State #1 working 3.1 innings allowing nine hits and eight runs ...worked 4.2 innings vs. Penn State #3 in eventual 6-5 win allowing five hits, five runs (four earned)... worked 6.1 innings allowing three hits and two runs in 2-1 loss to OSU #1 ... appeared in relief at Western Michigan #2 and collected strikeout ...pitched nine-inning complete game in opener of Northwestern series allowing three runs and six hits, but allowed just three hits in last 8.1 innings ... had two strikeouts in one inning at Eastern Michigan ... worked 4.2 innings at Purdue #4 allowing nine hits and four runs, two earned in eighth loss of season ... worked one inning, retiring final three batters of the season with one strikeout vs. PSU #5 in Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis ... Summer Baseball: Was 4-2 in 33 innings pitching for the Delaware Cows in the Great Lakes League for coach Bruce Heine.
Prior to Michigan... Made 16 appearances with three starts as a freshman under head coach Rich Maloney at Ball State and worked 30.1 innings with 27 strikeouts ... the 16 appearances was one more than Wolverine leader Rich Hill (15) in 2002 ... had 1-1 record at Ball State with loss at Purdue in April and a Mid-American Conference win over Western Michigan in start in the final regular season conference game of the season ... considers Kent State as toughest opponent faced because 'their lineup top to bottom was solid.'
Prep... National Honor Society ... earned Daniel Award for character ... earned six varsity letters at Worthington Christian High School with four in baseball for coach Tom Ensign and two in basketball ... set high school record hitting .623 as a senior and had .359 career batting average ... showed leadership as two-time co-captain in baseball as a junior and senior and co-captain of basketball squad as a senior ... winner of Silver Spike Award for team leadership ... All-Ohio Academic in basketball ... served as class chaplain for four years ... an All-Mid-Buckeye Conference selection three times in baseball ... was conference MVP in baseball, district player of the year and all-state as a senior ... honorable mention all-conference in basketball as a senior ... played in basketball state semi-finals as a junior and regional finals as a senior ... high school highlight was winning state basketball championship as a sophomore beating Fort Recovery 95-90 in three overtimes and playing final 6.7 seconds as a sophomore ... greatest sports memory was watching on television as Cal Ripken, Jr. played in game 2,131 to break Lou Gehrig's all-time consecutive games played streak (2,130 games) on 9-6-95.
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts majoring in general studies ... born 4-21-82 in Columbus, Ohio ... selected Michigan because 'I believe these are some of the best coaches in the nation and they add much more than baseball knowledge' ... most famous people met include former Wolverine catcher Mike Matheny, Ron Taylor, Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi, Andy Benes and former Ball State teammate and first draft pick in 2002 Major League entry draft Bryan Bullington ... father, Mike Penn, pitched at Ohio State earning letter in 1972 ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... favorites include country music, The Bible and Mom's homemade chicken.
Note: 2002 stats at Ball State; 2003, 2004& 2005 stats at Michigan.
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