OUTLOOK: A short reliever who will have a shot at being the closer ...
2001: A short reliever who made 19 appearances, working 18.2 innings ... Pitched more than one inning on four occasions, logging a season-high 2.2 against Mississippi 5/16 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament ... Pitched two shutout innings in two appearances in the NCAA Tournament with three strikeouts ... Struckout 21 in 18.2 innings, posting at least two strikeouts seven times ... Played with the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plain League during the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Germantown High School in Germantown, Tenn. ... Compiled a 5-3 mark with a 2.89 ERA as Germantown reached the state semifinals ... Named all-region and all-metro while being ranked as the No. 5 senior in the Shelby-Metro area by the Memphis Commercial Appeal ... Helped lead Houston High School to the state semifinals as a junior ... He posted a 1.93 ERA and hit .333 as an outfielder ... Also wrestled in the 145 and 160-pound weight classes ... Was the Regional Champion in his varsity weight division as a sophomore ... Coached by Phil Clark at Germantown High School ... Played for the Pepsi Tigers during the summer of 2000.