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  • RHP
  • 6-3 · 185
  • R/R · Jr.
  • Cocoa, Fla./Brevard C.C./Cocoa
  • Major: Advertising

2002 Draft Pick (Colorado Rockies)
2004 Draft Pick (Cleveland Indians)

Career: Was Florida's highest draft pick since 1998 as he was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the second round with the 47th overall pick … Is 19-8 (.703) with a 2.98 ERA in 251.0 career innings pitched … Has made 35 starts and has 11 complete games while striking out 166 with just 68 walks .. The career ERA is sixth best all time while the 251.0 innings is tied for ninth all time.

2004: Named a first team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and second team All-American by NCBWA, ESPN/Sports Weekly and Baseball America … Was named SEC Pitcher of the Year … Was one of 10 semifinalists for Roger Clemens Award and one of 30 semifinalists for Dick Howser Trophy for Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year …. ABCA All-South Region first team selection … Finished the season tied for 22nd in the country with 11 victories …. Finished the season 11-2 with a 2.71 ERA in 19 starts and 139.2 innings on the mound … Won his first 10 games of the season which was the second longest win streak ever on the mound for a Florida pitcher … Had five complete games and gave up just 42 earned while striking out 89 with just 38 walks … Held opponents to a .223 batting average … The 2.71 ERA was the lowest for a Florida starting pitcher since John Burke held a 2.25 ERA in 1991 ... Led the SEC in innings pitched and was tied for first in starts while being second in wins … Also ranked fourth in batters struck out looking, sixth in ERA and seventh in opponent batting average … Started the season with 14 straight shutout innings against Gardner-Webb and Miami (Fla.) … In week two he pitched the seven shutout innings giving up just one hit with two walks and seven strikeouts against top ranked Miami … Pitched a complete game in two straight starts May 8 and May 15 and in three of last four starts during that period … Went 14 straight starts with a decision before getting a no decision in outing Feb. 20 when he threw 6.1 innings and gave up nine hits and seven runs (five earned) with five K's against Miami (Ohio) … Struck out five or more in 11 of 17=9 starts and had a career high 13 strikeout against Brown March 12 when he earned his fourth victory … Started SEC opener March 19 against Arkansas as he threw his eighth career complete game giving up four hits and one run. while striking out five … Improved to 6-0 after winning March 26 against Kentucky … Against the Wildcats he fell just one out short of a complete game as he went 8.2 innings and gave up six hits and four runs (two earned) with seven strikeouts … In start against Georgia April 2 he came out after one inning due to back spasms and the following start April 11 against South Carolina he gave up one run on two hits before being removed due to a blister on his middle finger after six innings … Improved to 7-0 at Mississippi State April 17 after going 8.1 innings and giving up six hits and six runs (three earned) with three walks and six strikeouts … Pitched ninth career complete game as he ran record to 8-0 in start April 24 against Vanderbilt as he gave up six hits and one earned while not striking out a batter. … Improved to 9-0 in start April 30 against Auburn with his six solid innings of work where he gave up six hits and four runs (one earned) with five strikeouts … Was first SEC pitcher to 10 wins as he picked up 10th victory at Alabama May 8 in complete game victory … He gave up four earned runs and struck out two … In start May 15 he took his first loss of the season as he threw a complete game against Ole Miss giving up six hits and two earned runs while walking three … In start May 26 at SEC Tournament he received his second straight no decision as he gave up nine hits and three earned runs over his 7.1 innings pitched against LSU … In start at regional against Central Connecticut State June 4 he went eight innings and gave up six hits and one run to improve to 11-1 … In final start of season he earned the loss against Miami (Fla.) in Super Regional as he gave up 10 hits and eight runs (two earned) over seven innings of work … Gave up two or less earned runs in 11 of 19 starts and only allowed four or more earned runs in four of 19 starts … Pitched at least seven innings in last six starts of the season and in 15 of 19 starts in 2004 … Had seven strikeouts in four of 19 starts this season.

2003: Had a team leading eight wins and 3.31 ERA … All 16 appearances were as a starter …Held opponents to a .239 batting average … Led the SEC in complete games with six and was fourth in innings pitched (111.1) and tied for seventh in wins (8) … In SEC only games he was second in the league in innings pitched (76.1), fourth in batters struck out looking (19) and 11th in ERA (3.18) ... In last 12 straight appearances he figured into the decision … In last regular season start May 16 against Kentucky he faced just one batter over the minimum as he pitched a complete game three hitter … He threw just 92 pitches over the nine innings and struck out six without a walk … In start April 27 versus Mississippi State he threw a career-high 122 pitches after going eight innings and striking out seven in earning his seventh win … Struck out seven or more in six starts and had a career-high eight strikeouts against Alabama March 22 … Struck out five or more in 10 of 16 starts … Pitched fourth complete game of the year against Georgia April 19 as he gave up just six singles and three runs (one earned) with seven strikeouts ... Went six or more innings in 11 of 16 starts and in nine of his last 10 … Pitched back-to-back complete games Mar. 22 and Mar. 29 … Named SEC Pitcher of the Week in week eight March 24 as he pitched a complete game against Alabama and gave up just a pair of hits and one unearned run … Struck out a career-high eight while walking one in that outing ... Made nine Saturday starts in 2003 ... Did not give up an earned run in his first 10.1 innings pitched ... Did not record a strikeout in first two starts and struck out first career batter after 10.2 innings thrown … In start versus Florida State March 9 he recorded the first seven outs via the K and struck out seven of the first eight batters … In March 1 start against Siena he threw 4.0 innings and gave up three hits and one runs with two walks and two strikeouts before being removed due to a blister on his middle finger … Threw seven inning complete game giving up two hits and two runs while striking out season-best five against Hofstra Feb. 23 … Gave up only 19 extra base hits all season (15 doubles and four homers) … Hit only one batter in his last 10 starts after having eight HBP's in his first six starts … Only had four wild pitches in last nine starts and 69.1 innings

2001-2002 AT BREVARD C.C.: Played one season at Brevard Community College for head coach Ernie Rosseau … Earned first-team all-conference and first-team all-state honors … Earned Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year Award … Finished 10-3 with 1.96 ERA, 96 strikeouts in 106 innings pitched … Brevard finished fourth in the state with a 29-21 record … Named to Dean's List.

PREP: Pitched and played shortstop for head coach Ken Auxier at Cocoa High School … Earned four letters in both soccer and baseball at Cocoa … Named all-state honorable mention, second-team all-conference and selected to play in conference all star game … Hit .340 with four home runs, finished with 2-4 record, 1.17 ERA in 60 innings pitched as a senior … Also named first team all conference in soccer.

Overall Season Statistics
2003 3.31 8 6 16 16 6 1 0 0 111.1 100 51 41 30 77
2004 2.71 11 2 19 19 5 0 2 0 139.2 116 63 42 38 89
Career 2.98 19 8 35 35 11 1 2 0 251.0 216 114 83 68 166
SEC Regular Season Statistics
2003 3.18 5 5 10 10 4 1 0 0 76.1 73 35 27 17 57
2004 2.33 6 1 10 10 4 0 0 0 73.1 57 30 19 22 36
Career 3.18 11 6 20 20 8 1 0 0 149.2 130 65 46 39 93
NCAA Postseason Statistics
2003 4.50 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 7 4 4 1 6
2004 1.80 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.0 16 9 3 3 5
Career 2.74 1 2 3 3 1 0 0 0 23.0 23 13 7 4 11


Innings Pitched: 11 Complete Games, last vs. Ole Miss, 5/15/04
Strikeouts: 13 vs. Brown, 3/12/04

Innings Pitched: N/A
Strikeouts: N/A

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