Born in St. George ... parents are Russ and Ann ... served a Church mission to Santiago, Chile ... wife's name is Ashley ... grandfather coached at Dixie college and played football at Utah State, father played baseball and football at Dixie College ... brother played Fall baseball at Dixie ... majoring in business.
Prepped at Dixie High School where he was coached by former Cougar Randy Green ... two-time first team all-state ... MVP of the prep all-star game as a senior ... two-time first team all-region ... second team all-region as a sophomore ... four-time team MVP ... once had 18 strikeouts in one game ... also lettered in football and basketball ... received the "Diamond D" award, the highest honor accorded by Dixie High.
Coached by former Cougar Mike Littlewood at Dixie State ... team won the national championship in 2004 ... was first-team all-conference as a freshman ... was 9-1 as a with a 1.08 ERA in 13 starts and 60.2 innings, striking out 56 and walking only 18 in 2001 ... drafted in the 49th round in 2003 by the Cleveland Indians while he was still serving his Church mission in Chile.
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2005 3.80 6-2 15 3 0 0 94.2 97 46 40 28 82
TOTAL 3.80 6-2 15 3 0 0 94.2 97 46 40 28 82
Selected to the Mountain West Conference all-tournament team and All-MWC squad ... threw a four-hitter in a 5-0 shutout at UNLV in a complete game and was named MWC Pitcher of the Week ... also pitched a complete game in a semi-final victory over UNLV in the MWC Tourney ... struck out 10 in eight-plus innings in a loss at New Mexico ... struck out nine in eight innings in a victory at the Air Force Academy ... struck out eight in a complete game loss at No. 30 Oral Roberts ... tied an MWC Games record for most games started at 10 ... drafted in the 8th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 256th pick overall in the 2005 Major League Draft.