First pitch on Friday set for 6 p.m. at Bob Wren Stadium
2013: Appeared in 16 games on the mound... Started 15 games... Finished second on the team with 77 innings... Led the Bobcats with 55 strikeouts... Took two wins along with six losses... Had a 4.91 ERA... Picked up his first win of the season with an eight-inning outing against Boston College a game in which he struck out seven and allowed only three hits in route to winning MAC East Pitcher of the Week... Had another standout game against Oakland (March 9) working 8.0 innings and allowing four hits and one earned run... Had a personal-best nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings against Akron (April 12)... Earned his second winning performance with 6.2 innings against Northern Illinois (April 19)... Finished a strong April with seven strikeouts in seven innings against Ball State (April 26).
Prior to Ohio: Attended Westerville North High School... Played for Coach Sean Ring... Earned four varsity letters... Served as team captain in 2011 and 2012... Awarded MVP in 2011 and 2012... Earned First Team All-OCC and First Team All-District 2012... Earned Honorable Mention All-OCC and All-OCC Scholar Athlete... Also played club baseball for Ohio Elite for four years under Coach Pete Shier and Coach Kelly Ratcliff. Personal: Born July 29, 1994... Son of Steve and Julie... He has two sisters Jordan and Jessica... Also enjoys playing disc golf and cooking... His favorite athlete is Justin Verlander... His favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds... A Business major.