Born in Asheville, N.C., ... mother is Laurin Buchanan ... sang in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Craig Jessop of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir ... once threw a two-hitter ... played in the World Wooden Bat Championships ... plans to major in business management ... verbally committed to North Carolina and was also recruited by UNC Wilmington and Elon ... serving a Spanish-speaking mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Santa Rosa, Calif.
Led A.C. Reynolds High with the lowest ERA ... was first-team All-Western North Carolina ... posted a 6-2 record with a 2.07 ERA as a junior ... first player from his high school to be drafted (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 25th round) ... played for North Carolina in the North Carolina vs. South Carolina Classic ... all-state in choir, too ... coached by Bryan Craig.
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2007 4.56 2-2 14 8 0 0 51.1 54 30 26 24 42
Had impressive outings in a 2-1 victory at Utah Valley State and a 2-1 loss at Washington State ... at WSU he pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, giving up two runs ... at UVSC he had a shutout going through eight innings and registered seven strikeouts ... struck out eight in six innings against Southern Utah and eight in 5.2 innings against UVSC ... has a 2-2 record with a 4.63 ERA in 44.2 innings and 13 appearances.