Senior (2009)... Made four starts in 13 appearances... Earned lone win in first appearance against North Florida (Feb 25)... Went 3.1 innings and struck out five... Earned a no decision in the first start of the year against IPFW (Mar 22)... Struck out five and gave up one run on six hits and two walks over 5.0 innings... Struck out 23 and walked 24 over 27.0 innings...
Michigan Honors/Awards... 2008 Big Ten All-Tournament team ... 2007 All-Big Ten first team (SP) ... 2007 ABCA and Rawlings All-Mideast Region second team as a pitcher... 2008 Collegiate Baseball player to watch ... co-recipient of U-M's 2007 Betty Simmons Award as team Most Improved Player with sophomore SS Jason Christian ... recipient of 2007-08 Walter S. Harms Scholarship for Baseball.
Junior (2008) ... Made 15 appearances and 9 starts... compiled a 2-4 record with a 9.00 ERA in 34.0 IP... Four losses on season were tied most on team... Had fourth most strikeouts on team with 36... Picked off a team high 3 baserunners... Wolverines were 6-3 in his nine starts... Earned second win of the season when he went a season high 5.1 innings allowing no runs and struck out five versus Eastern Michigan (4/15).
Sophomore (2007) ... Named to the 2007 ABCA and Rawlings All-Mideast Region second team as a pitcher ... All-Big Ten first team as starting pitcher ... co-recipient of U-M's Betty Simmons Award as team Most Improved Player with Jason Christian ... 3-0 with 4.17 ERA in Big Ten play ... finished second on team with 64 Ks in 71.2 innings ... collected first career win vs. Bethune-Cookman #3 working three extra innings, allowed one hit and six walks but had five strikeouts including two with the bases loaded and one out in top of 13th inning ... worked then career-best 5.2 innings for win over Oklahoma allowing five hits, one run, three Ks ... made first start and earned win vs. Oak. #4, pitching seven innings with one hit, nine Ks, five assists to account for 14 of 21 outs ... doubled season total of strikeouts from nine to 18 ... worked four innings in start at NU #4, allowed two hits, one run with five strikeouts ... pitched 11 innings vs. EMU #2 and OSU #3 allowing two hits, one run (unearned) and nine Ks ... pitched five no-hit innings in start at EMU #2 with five Ks for fourth win ... pitched six innings for first Big Ten win at OSU #3 allowing two hits and an unearned run ... collected sixth win vs. Purdue #2 allowing seven hits and five runs, four earned with three Ks ... pitched two-hit shut out to beat MSU #2, 8-0, with four Ks ... no decision working six innings and allowing seven hits, four runs with five wild pitches and two Ks vs. Illinois #2 ... no decision vs. PSU #2 allowing six hits, four runs with five Ks in six innings in eventual 5-4 extra-inning loss ... pitched 3.2 innings with four Ks in no decision at Iowa #2 in eventual 11-5 win ... pitched 5.1 innings allowing five runs, three earned, in no decision vs. PSU #5 in Big Ten Tournament ... worked 7.1 innings in no decision start at Vanderbilt #2 allowing three runs with six Ks ... suffered first loss of career working 1.1 innings of NCAA Super Regional at Oregon State #2, allowed four runs without allowing a hit, had four strikeouts in the first inning and three walks and hit batter in four-run second inning ... Summer Ball ... Played for Alexandria Beetles in Northwoods League with teammate Ben Jenzen and former U-M teammate Doug Pickens.
Freshman (2006) ... In career debut allowed walk, earned run facing one batter vs. Troy ... worked scoreless eighth inning and recorded first career strikeout at Georgia Southern ... faced five batters at Baylor allowing three runs on one hit, two walks, two HBPs ... worked two scoreless innings at CMU with season-best four strikeouts ... made first career start and left after 1-2-3 first after allowing homer to only batter faced in the second inning ... pitched scoreless seventh inning with strikeout vs. Eastern Michigan #2 ... allowed three runs, four hits in Big Ten debut in two innings at Penn State #3 ... Summer Ball ... Played for Grand Lakes Mariners coached by Scott French in Great Lakes League ... played on championship team with U-M teammates Adam Abraham, Kevin Cislo ... named seventh best prospect in the league by Baseball America.
Prep ... Honor roll student ... Provincial Math Award in 2000 ... earned Perdita Felicien Award as senior, honoring a student-athlete who will compete at the college level internationally ... ranked first by Baseball America on 2005 Canadian High School prospect list and was 213th on the North American list ... selected to high school all-star team by the Toronto Star ... winner of the Award of Excellence by the Ontario Volleyball Association ... Summer Ball ... Played for Team Toronto Mets in Ontario Junior League for coach Jason Chee Aloy ... played two seasons with Team Ontario (2003, '04) with 1.86 ERA, 127 Ks, just 43 walks in more than 90 innings ... helped Team Ontario to runner-up slot in 2004 NABF World Series.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in economics ... born 2-28-87 in Toronto, Ont. ... three former teammates playing collegiate baseball ... enjoys volleyball ... good luck superstition is "doing same routine before each inning" ... selected Michigan because the "history of competitiveness and a great education" ... greatest sports memory was being member of Canadian Bantam national championship team in volleyball ... most famous people met include Wayne Gretzky, former Toronto Blue Jays Carlos Delgado and George Bell ... member 2004-05 of Canadian National Junior Team program.
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