2003 First Team Academic All-District IV
2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 Named First Team Academic All-District IV and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Led the Vols and ranked ninth in the SEC with a 3.04 ERA while tying for the team-lead in wins ... Posted a career-best 6-1 mark in 56.1 innings with 41 strikeouts and 15 walks ... Picked up wins over Old Dominion 2/16, Bowling Green G2 2/23, Wofford 4/1, UNC Asheville 4/16, Tennessee Wesleyan 4/21 and UNC Asheville 4/29 ... Was 4-0 with a 4.23 ERA in 38.1 innings as a starter ... Went 2-1 with a 0.50 ERA in 18.0 innings of relief ... Opened season with a career-best 13.0 scoreless innings in his first six appearances ... Pitched at least five innings in five of seven starts ... Tossed a career-high 8.1 innings with a career-high tying seven strikeouts against Tennessee Wesleyan ... Also struckout seven in seven shutout innings versus Wofford.
2002: Worked as a long reliever and part-time starter, fashioning a 2-1 slate with a 6.28 ERA ... Had four starts among his 12 appearances ... Made just three appearances the last two months while battling a sore elbow ... Went 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA in four starts, picking up victories over Morehead State 3/6 and Florida 4/14 ... Worked at least five innings in three starts ... Pitched at least three innings in five of eight relief stints ... Logged a season-high 6.2 shutout innings of relief against Eastern Michigan 2/24 ... Struckout a career-high five versus Morehead State 3/6.
2001: An effective left-hander who
fashioned a 4-1 record with a 4.72 ERA ... Made six starts among his 14 appearances
... Went 3-1 in his six starts with a 4.96 ERA ... Pitched a season-high 8.0
innings in win over Middle Tennessee 5/9, retiring nine straight and 16 of the
last 19 he faced ... Allowed just two Blue Raider hits after the third inning
... Threw 7.0 innings in victory against Virginia Tech and worked 6.0 innings
versus Vanderbilt 5/13 ... Posted a win in first career start against Tennessee
Tech 3/28, pitching five shutout innings ... Credited with win in UT's 13-10
victory over East Carolina 6/2 in the Kinston Super Regional ... Did not allow
a run in first four relief appearances covering 8.0 innings ... Played with
Northern Ohio in the Great Lakes League over the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn. ... A three-time All-District, All-District Tournament, All-KIL selection and two-time All-Region choices ... Named the 1999 KIL Player of the Year, All-State, All-State Tournament and Honorable Mention USA Today All-America ... Hit .376 with 14 doubles and 26 RBI as a senior, while going 8-3 with a 2.29 ERA on the mound with 62 strikeouts in 62 innings ... Went a perfect 11-0 with a 0.60 ERA as a junior, while batting .410 with 16 doubles ... Posted a 9-0 mark as a sophomore with a 1.85 ERA, posting 60 strikeouts in 53 innings ... Also hit .316 with one home run and 19 RBI ... Helped lead team to three-year record of 97-25, three district titles, three region titles and the state runner-up in 1999 ... Had a 4.0 GPA in high school ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the yearbook staff and DECA ... Coached by Tommy Pharr.