As a freshman (2012) - First freshman in conference history named ACC Pitcher of the Year - ACC Freshman of the Year - Louisville Slugger's National Freshman Pitcher of the Year - Consensus first team All-America and Freshman All-America - First Division I freshman to make Golden Spikes Award finals - Set the NC State freshman record with 135 strikeouts, breaking the previous record by 50 - One of two undefeated pitchers in the NCAA in 2012 with nine or more wins, tying the NC State freshman record. - Earned a spot on USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team, ranked as the top prospect on the team by PerfectGame.org. - Led the ACC in ERA (1.57), innings pitched (114.2), complete games (2), and opponent's batting average (.176). Finished second in the conference in strikeouts, one shy of Marcus Stroman. - Fourth nationally in ERA, tied for third in strikeouts.
Struck out the first three collegiate hitters he faced in his debut against Marshall Threw four innings, giving up only one hit and one unearned run while striking out seven to record the win Made his first career start against UNC Wilmington, pitching five scoreless innings, striking out three Hit an RBI double into the right center gap in his first collegiate plate appearance, pinch hitting against Youngstown State Fanned 10 over four innings against Coastal Carolina, taking a no decision after giving up one earned run on three hits with two walks Dominated seven innings against UNC-Wilmington and received the win by striking out five, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk Earned the win during game two in the series against Georgia Tech by throwing seven innings with six strikeouts, allowing one earned run on four hits and two walks Received the win by throwing eight innings, striking out nine and giving up one earned run on four hits and two walks in game two of the Pack's series sweep over Wake Forest Battled through a rough patch early to provide 6 2/3 innings in State's second game against UNC, allowing three runs, one earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven for a no decision in the Wolfpack's 4-3 loss Ended up with another no decision after leaving during a weather delay against Virginia after 6 2/3 innings, a career-high 12 strikeouts, no walks, and two earned allowed on four hits Pitched a complete game five hitter in a Saturday game at Maryland, taking the win on two runs, one earned, striking out eight and walking three Struck out eight in an eight-inning performance Saturday against Clemson, holding the Tigers to one earned run on three hits and four walks Earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for an eight-inning, 10 strikeout, shutout performance against Boston College in game one of Saturday's doubleheader, taking the win while allowing five hits and one walk Went the distance for the second time in his career Saturday against Duke, taking the win on three earned from five hits and one walk, while tying a career-high with 12 strikeouts Fanned 11 in 7 1/3 innings for a no decision against Virginia Tech Tied a career-high with 12 Ks over nine shutout innings against UNC in the ACC Tournament Gave up three earned over 6 2/3 innings, striking out six in a no decision against Vanderbilt, State's lone loss of the Raleigh Regional No-hit No. 1 Florida through three innings before being pulled because of a two hour, 23 minute rain delay
High school Named the preseason No. 3 freshman in the nation according to Baseball America. Aaron Fitt's selection for preseason freshman of the year. Was one of the top high school pitchers in the country following an all-star career at Holly Springs high School for head coach Rod Whitesell Named a third-team high school All-America by Baseball America and the North Carolina High School Player of the Year by the NCHSAA Went 11-0 with a 1.40 ERA and 135 strikeouts as a senior in 2011 Led Holly Springs to a 27-2 record and the state 4-A championship Batted .370 with three home runs and 25 RBIs Named Tri-Nine Conference player of the year for the second year in a row Had a three-year record of 23-2 Went 10-1 with a 0.80 ERA and 115 strikeouts Was named all-state by the NCBCA as a junior in 2010 Threw a no-hitter, two one-hitters and four shutouts as a junior Played in the State Games of North Carolina in Charlotte and in the Tournament of Stars in Cary during June 2010 Pitched in the 2010 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars, a tournament with eight teams featuring some of the best 18-U players in the country Batted .330 with four home runs and 30 RBIs as a sophomore in 2009, and was 2-1 on the mound with 67 strikeouts in 40 innings
MLB Draft Taken in the 16th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 MLB draft