Fort Myers, Fla.
The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.
2021 NCBWA ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2021 PERFECT GAME ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2021 Baseball America ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM, RP
2021 D1 BASEBALL ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM, RP
2021 Collegiate Baseball ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM, RP
2021 ABCA/RAWLINGS ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM, RP
2021 Baseball America FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2021 NCBWA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, RP
2021 Collegiate Baseball FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA, RP
2021 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM, RP
2021 ACC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM, RP
2021 ABCA/RAWLINGS SOUTHEAST ALL-REGION, FIRST TEAM, RP
2021 DICK HOWSER TROPHY SEMIFINALIST
2021 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR FINALIST
2021 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR PRESEASON WATCH LIST
2021 USA BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM
*Freshman (2021): Made 25 appearances as All-American closer for the Hurricanes…Led ACC and ranked third nationally with 14 saves…Went 1-1 with a 2.22 ERA over 44.2 innings…Struck out 75 batters while walking just eight…Held opponents to .143 batting average…Was the only freshman among the 10 finalists for the 2021 NCBWA Stopper of the Year…Averaged 15.1 strikeouts per nine innings pitched with a 9.4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio…His 14 saves tie him for 10th place in a single season in Miami history, joining former standouts Robbie Morrison (1996) and George Huguet (2001)…Opened the season with a 14.2-inning scoreless streak…Struck out four batters over three shutout innings in season debut at No. 1 Florida (Feb. 20)…Earned first career save after throwing a scoreless frame to help Miami take series at No. 1 Florida (Feb. 21)…Struck out a batter and earned a save after a scoreless inning vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 27)…Earned a save after striking out three batters over two shutout innings at NC State (Mar. 6)…Picked up his fourth save of the year after fanning three batters over two scoreless innings to take series at NC State (Mar. 7)…Struck out four batters over 2.1 shutout innings vs. Wake Forest (Mar. 13) to earn his fifth save of the year…Fanned four batters over two shutout innings against Florida State (Mar. 21)…Struck out season-high six batters over 2.1 innings to earn save at Virginia (Mar. 26)…Picked up seventh save of season after scoreless inning to take series at Virginia (Mar. 28)…Earned eighth save after four strikeouts over two scoreless innings vs. Duke (Apr. 2)…Fanned five over two shutout innings to earn save vs. Duke (Apr. 4)…Struck out four in two innings at Pitt (Apr. 11)…Matched season-best six strikeouts over three innings vs. Clemson (Apr. 18)…Struck out three batters in 2.2 innings over two appearances at North Carolina (Apr. 23, 25)…Fanned three batters over two innings at Boston College (May 1) to pick up 10th save of the season…Tied season-high six strikeouts over two innings vs. App State (May 7), earning 11th save of the year…Had two strikeouts in scoreless inning vs. Georgia Tech (May 15)…Fanned three batters in two shutout innings vs. Georgia Tech (May 16) to earn 12th save…Struck out five batters in two scoreless innings at Louisville (May 20)…Picked up 13th save after 1.2 shutout innings to sweep Louisville (May 21)…Made ACC tournament debut vs. Duke (May 27)…Made NCAA tournament debut and picked up final save of season in win over South Alabama in Gainesville Regional (June 4).
*True Freshman (2020): Made eight appearances as a reliever out of the Miami bullpen in shortened 2020 college baseball season…Went 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA…Struck out 15 batters while walking five over 11.2 innings pitched…Held opponents to a .146 batting average…Made Miami debut vs. No. 2 Florida (Feb. 23), striking out a career-high five batters over three hitless, shutout innings…Earned first career win after tossing two scoreless innings vs. USF (Feb. 26)…Tossed a scoreless inning in sweep-clinching win over Towson (Mar. 1)…Threw two shutout innings in win over Pitt (Mar. 8)…Struck out two batters in one inning at No. 12 UCF (Mar. 11).
High School: Four-year varsity starter at Riverdale High School, where he was named team captain and led team to regionals in his senior campaign…Did not allow an earned run in his junior and senior years with 106 strikeouts in his senior season…Earned two varsity letters as a basketball player, averaging 10 points and six rebounds per game.
Personal: Parents are Cindy and Chris Palmquist…Has one brother, Cody…Intends to major in criminal justice.