Born in Waterloo, Iowa ... parents are Bonnie and Kurtis ... is an Eagle Scout ... played in the summers of 2005 and 2006 for the Withnell Dodgers in American Legion ball ... recruited by Oregon State.
Prepped at Sprague High where he was all-state and all-league pitcher and played in the state all-star game in 2006 ... team was state champions in 2005 and two-time league champion ... was also all-league as an outfielder in 2005 ... was a three-year starter and three-year letterman in baseball ... threw a one-walk no-hitter in spring of 2006 ... played on the Seattle Mariners Area Code team in 2005 ... in football he played for the 2004 state champions, was all-league as a linebacker in 2005, defensive player of the year for his league and region in 2005, two-time all state and played in the state all-star game ... made the honor roll all four years and was coached by Brian Champion.
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2007 1.19 2-0 17 0 0 2 22.2 23 7 3 13 14
Entered the 4-3 Portland game with two on and two out and struck out his first batter in the sixth inning ... shut out UNLV in game one at Provo in three innings for the first of his two wins ... his second win came in the second of two 13-inning games at San Diego State.