|Height / Weight:|
6-9 / 250
Professional Career ...
Made Major League debut on August 20, 2008 for the Baltimore Orioles, becoming Utah Valley's first player to play in MLB ... drafted in the 18th by the Seattle Mariners in 2006 ... traded to Baltimore along with other players for Erik Bedard.
At Utah Valley ...
SENIOR - (2006): Led Utah Valley with six wins (6-6 overall) and innings pitched (91.2) ... struck out 54 batters while finishing with a 5.30 ERA ... tossed five-hit shutout at Sacramento State on March 17th, striking out four ... threw his second career shutout at Nevada on April 21st, striking out five and allowing just four hits ... went 8.2 innings in his final career collegiate start, earning a win against New York Tech.
JUNIOR - (2005): Finished with a 2-10 record and a 7.98 ERA in his first season of DIvision I baseball ... Pitched 73 1/3 innings, striking out 44 ...
Before Utah Valley State ...
Prepped at Belgrade High School ... there is not high school baseball in Montana ... played Legion baseball ... in 11 games started, he posted a 9-2 overall record with 115 strikeouts in 88.0 innings pitched ... also recorded 5 shutouts and 5 complete games ... hit .386 with 6 homeruns and led his Legion team to a 32-20 overall record and third place finish in state.
Born May 10, 1984 ... graduated from Belgrade High School in 2002 with a 2.9 GPA ... majoring in Business Management ... parents are Gene and Julie.
Other College ...
SOPHOMORE - (2004): Played in the Region 18 Fall Sophomore Showcase for College of Eastern Utah ... started all 14 games he appeared in ... played in one of the only wood bat junior college conferences in the country (SWAC) ... finished the season with a 3-6 record and 7.49 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 57.2 innings pitched.
FRESHMAN - (2003): Made 9 appearances, with 8 starts on the mound for CEU ... played for current Utah Valley State Assistant Coach, Eric Madsen ... finished the season with a 3-3 record, and was third on the team with a 3.05 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched ... recorded one complete game and 22 strikeouts ... was selected in the 38th round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball Amatuer Draft.