As a freshman (2005): Did not join the Wolfpack baseball team until March 26 and did not make his debut on the mound until April 2, but still made a huge contribution as NC State won every game in which he appeared ... Made three appearances out of the bullpen and had a 1.29 ERA with no record in those games ... Went 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA as a starter ... Allowed more than one earned run in a game just twice in 10 appearances ... Made his debut April 2 against Virginia Tech, throwing four innings of middle relief, allowing no earned runs on three hits and one walk while fanning five ... Closed the East Carolina game April 6 with a scoreless inning of relief ... Struck out five in six scoreless innings of his first start, April 20 at East Carolina, allowing just two hits in the Wolfpack's 3-0 win ... Started April 29 against seventh-ranked North Carolina and struck out 12 in seven innings of work ... The 12 strikeouts were the most by an NC State pitcher since March 5, 2004, when Michael Rogers fanned 12 at San Diego State and the most by an NC State freshman since April 26, 1987, when Preston Woods fanned 13 in a 6-1 loss to Georgia Tech ... Combined with Jason Duncan and Joey Devine to strike out 18 Tar Heels that night, the most by NC State pitching ever in an ACC game ... Started again May 12 at ECU and allowed just two hits while striking out three in five innings of work, picking up another 3-0 win ... Allowed three hits, walked two and struck out five in five scoreless innings pitched in a start May 15 at Duke ... Pitched a gem May 25 against eighth-ranked Miami in the first round of the ACC Tournament, allowing one run on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts in seven innings to earn the win.
Basketball (2004-05): Played forward and played in all 35 games, starting 14 times ... Averaged 7.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 18.7 minutes-per-game while shooting .806 from the free throw line ... Joined the baseball team the day after helping the Wolfpack basketball squad reach the NCAA Sweet 16 -- and took the mound seven days later.
High school: One of the top high school pitchers in the country, and a two-sport standout for Moeller High School ... Had a career ERA of 1.04, which is the seventh best in the history of Ohio high school baseball ... Helped lead Moeller to a 28-3 record and the Ohio state championship as a senior ... Ranked as the No. 18 senior in America by Team One Baseball ... Listed as the No. 4 prospect in Ohio for the 2004 draft by Baseball America ... Had a perfect 7-0 record with one save and a 0.60 ERA ... Worked 47 1/3 innings, and allowed 21 hits and 14 walks while striking out 83 ... Went 6-1 with one save and a 1.19 ERA as a junior in 2003, helping Moeller to a 19-7 record and the conference championship ... Allowed 31 hits while walking 14 and striking out 63 in 47 innings ... Made seven starts and threw four complete games ... Signed to a basketball grant-in-aid, and will play both sports for NC State ... Was runner-up for Mr. Basketball in Ohio by the Associated Press ... Shared Ohio's Division I Player of the Year honors, and was named first-team all-state ... Averaged 20.2 points and 6.5 rebounds as a senior ... Led conference in scoring and field-goal percentage (.654), and was second in free-throw percentage (.882) ... Team went 22-3, losing in the regional finals ... Rated the No. 42 prospect nationally by Insiders.com and No. 43 by PrepStars following his senior season.
Personal: Enrolled in the First-Year College ... Born December 4, 1985.