2003: Proved to be one of the most effective relief pitchers for the Vols ... Made 12 appearances, posting a 2-2 mark with one save and a 2.12 ERA in 17.0 innings while striking out 20 and walking nine ... Earned wins over The Citadel 2/14 and Tusculum 5/12 ... Got his lone save versus Bowling Green G2 2/23 ... Did not allow an earned run in 10 of 12 relief stints ... Opponents hit just .155 off him, collecting one extrabase hit among the nine hits allowed ... Allowed only one of 13 inherited runners to score ... Pitched a season-high 3.0 innings with four strikeouts against Morehead State 2/7 ... Struckout three batters on four other occasions ... Did not allow an earned run in his last six appearances, covering 9.0 innings ... Gave up two hits during that span with 12 strikeouts and four walks ... Made seven of his 12 appearances in SEC play where he posted a 4.50 ERA in 8.0 innings, striking out 10 ... Was extremely tough on right-handed hitters, holding them to a .116 average (5-for-43).
2002: The top short reliever on the staff who made 19 relief appearances, the second most on the staff ... Led team with a 3.35 ERA while going 1-1 with one save in 37.2 innings ... Was extremely tough on right-handers as they hit just .194, while lefties hit .224 ... Did not allow a home run ... Picked up victory over Vanderbilt 5/17 in 2.2 no-hit innings, while earning save over Kentucky 4/6 in 3.1 innings ... Logged a career-high 4.2 innings twice against Arizona State 2/9 and South Carolina 5/10 ... Had a 9.2 inning stretch covering five appearances 2/9-3/15 where he did not give up an earned run ... Worked at least two innings eight times ... Appeared in relief in five consecutive games from 4/17-24 (ETSU, Arkansas and Tennessee Tech) ... Struckout a career-high four batters three times ... Made at least two appearances in four of 10 SEC series ... Went 1-1 with a 3.91 ERA in league play.
2001: Went 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA in nine relief appearances, covering 13.0 innings ... Picked up his lone victory against the College of Charleston 2/19 in 3.0 shutout innings ... Worked more than one inning in five appearances ... Gave up one earned run in his first six appearances, covering 10.2 innings ... Struckout three in 2.0 innings versus Morehead State 3/6.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, Tenn. ... Honorable Mention USA Today 2000 All-USA team selection from Tennessee ... 2000 First-team All-State at third ... Suffered broken collar bone during senior campaign, but managed to hit .579 with eight home runs and 20 RBI while playing third base ... His .472 career average ranks second in Jefferson County HS history, while his 19 career home runs is fifth ... First baseball player in school history to have number retired ... Also went 4-0 on the hill with a 0.91 ERA in 23 innings with 33 strikeouts ... Was a two-time first team All-East Tennessee selection, a two-time All-Lakeway Region choice and a three-time All-Inter Mountain Conference honoree ... Set school record by belting three home runs in first three at-bats ... Helped team to three district tournament titles, one conference championship and two second place finishes in the regional tournament ... Member of the Johnson City Press "Super 22" team in 2000 ... Played in the 2000 East-West All-Star game ... Hit .528 as a junior with eight home runs and 22 RBI, while going 3-3 with a 2.37 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 27 innings ... Batted .370 with three home runs and 18 RBI during sophomore season, while posting a 3-3 mark on the mound ... Coached by David Holland.