Right Handed Pitcher
Beverly Hills, Fla.
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2016 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
Selected in 24th round of 2017 MLB Draft by Colorado Rockies (No. 716 overall)…Saw action in 15 games and made 13 starts…Finished with 1-6 record and 4.83 ERA…Ranked second on team with 69.0 innings…Struck out 56 batters and issued 31 walks…Tossed 6.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts and no walks to pick up win on Opening Day against Rutgers (Feb. 17)…Suffered hard-luck loss at Florida (Feb. 24), allowing just one run in 6.0 innings with six strikeouts…Went career-long 8.0 innings and surrendered just one run on four hits, but fell to Dartmouth (March 3) in third start of season…Threw 5.2 innings at NC State with six strikeouts (March 17)…Went 6.0 strong innings vs. Wake Forest (March 31), striking out four batters and allowing just two runs…Allowed one earned run in 5.0 innings with four strikeouts against FIU (April 26)…Delivered impressive relief outing vs. Bethune-Cookman (May 6), striking out six batters and allowing just two runs over 6.1 innings…Started at Virginia (May 14) and surrendered one earned run in 5.0 innings…Struck out seven batters in 5.0 innings against Virginia Tech (May 20)…Started in ACC Championship finale against North Carolina (May 27) in Louisville, Ky., throwing 3.0 innings before rain delay prematurely ended outing.
Served as team’s midweek starter and finished with 9-0 record and 2.20 ERA…Made 14 appearances, including 13 starts…Struck out 57 batters in 73.2 innings and held opponents to .221 average…Earned first win of career with seven-strikeout performance in 5.2 innings against FGCU (March 2)…Struck out six batters in win over Maine (March 8)…Earned back-to-back road wins at UCF (March 16) and at FGCU (April 5), combining for 10 strikeouts and two earned runs over 12 innings…Struck out career-high eight batters in win over FGCU (May 17) in final regular season start…Earned first win over ACC opponent with six innings against Georgia Tech (May 25) at ACC Championship in Durham, N.C…Started Coral Gables Regional finale vs. Long Beach State (June 5) but was removed after three innings due to injury…Did not pitch in NCAA Super Regional or College World Series.
True Freshman (2015)…
Saw action in 10 games in first season and recorded 1.93 ERA…Struck out 10 batters in 14.0 innings…Made career debut vs. Rutgers (Feb. 14)…Tossed 2.0 innings at Florida (Feb. 20)…Recorded first career strikeout at FGCU (March 10)…Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning at Wake Forest (March 20)…Struck out two batters in 2.0 scoreless innings vs. Florida State (April 24)…Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning vs. Bethune-Cookman (May 6) with two strikeouts…Made final appearance of season vs. NYIT (May 8), striking out career-high four batters and surrendering just one hit.
Ranked No. 210 national high school prospect by Perfect Game…Four-year letterwinner at Trinity Catholic…Led team to state championship in final season…Named 2014 FACA 4A Player of the Year and 2014 Florida Dairy Farmers 4A Player of the Year..Earned Pitcher of the Year recognition from Ocala Star-Banner in 2014…Finished final season with 8-1 record…Struck out 97 batters in 55.1 innings, allowing just five earned runs with 0.63 ERA…Struck out 111 batters junior season, finishing with 1.2 ERA.
Son of John and Linda…Has two brothers, Jon (25) and Joe (23)…Won English Award and Student-Athlete Award in final year at Trinity Catholic…Boasted 4.4 cumulative GPA…Member of Spanish Honor Society…Intends to major in sports administration.