Returns after missing most of the 2004 season after undergoing surgery for a torn-rotator cuff... has good enough stuff to be a weekend starter... definitely looked upon as leader on pitching staff... a sinker-slider type pitcher... comes in on the righties and away from the lefties... touches 90 on the radar gun and regularly throws in the upper-80's... a tough competitor... a communication major... born June 16, 1982.
Recorded a 2-5 campaign with a 5.15 ERA... appeared in 10 games, starting in four of the contests... went 1-4 in games started with a record of 1-1 in relief... pitched a season-high six innings in a start against High Point, giving up no earned runs and striking out six in a winning effort... threw three innings of relief versus Liberty allowing two runs, one earned in earning a win... against Virginia Tech, threw two innings of one-hit ball to help in the 15-2 win over the Hokies... made relief apperances in the ACC versus North Carolina and at Duke, while starting conference tilts against both Georgia Tech and Clemson... allowed just three homeruns all season long... recorded 24 strikeouts on the year to just 11 walks... had four wild pitches and eight hit batters in 36.2 innings on the year... season ended early on April 11 with Tommy John surgery.
Recorded another 6-2 season, but sliced his ERA almost in half, with a 3.89 mark... pitched in 15 games with 10 starts... threw six innings of effective relief against Nebraska at the Metrodome on March 1, allowing just one run on three hits with a pair of strikeouts... won his first start of the year, throwing seven strong innings against West Virginia with seven strikeouts... twice defeated UNC Greensboro with spectacular outings... pitched eight innings at Ernie Shore Field, allowed three runs with a career-high nine strikeouts and only one walk... went 8.1 innings at UNCG, yielding just two runs with two strikeouts and no walks... got the victories in both of those efforts... threw a complete game victory against Davidson on April 17, allowing three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts... also picked up wins against Albany (five innings of one-run baseball) and High Point (three scoreless innings on a Staff Day start)... made relief appearances in the ACC against North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia... one of his two losses of the season came on April 13 in a start against NC State... allowed four earned runs and did not escape the first inning, the shortest start of his career... was the hard-luck loser on May 12 against Elon... allowed just three earned runs through 5.1 innings with four strikeouts, but did not get enough run support to come away with a win.
Posted a 6-2 record an a 6.60 ERA... appeared in 17 games with six starts... threw a total of 45 innings and struck out 33 hitters against 20 walks... named Honorable Mention Freshman All-American... pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief at the ACC Tournament... three of his six wins came against ACC teams (vs. Georgia Tech, at NC State, at Virginia)... defeated Georgia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia... struck out a career-high eight batters vs. Georgia on March 19 to get the win... tossed a complete game at Virginia Tech on April 24 with seven strikeouts and no walks... his complete game came one day after fellow freshman Tim Morley threw one at Charlotte.
At Mount Tabor HS:
The 2001 Central Piedmont Conference Player of the Year at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem... led his USSSA team, the Carolina Hurricanes, to a national championship with a 1.00 ERA... was a two-time all-conference pick at Mount Tabor under coach Trey Massie... batted .486 as a senior for the Spartans with a 1.20 ERA... helped his team to a North Carolina State Games gold medal... also earned a letter in basketball and track.