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#27

Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Hudson, N.C.
High School: South Caldwell HS

Bio

2018 (Redshirt Junior): Made 18 appearances on the season including a team-best 15 starts … Finished with a 3-13 overall record, tied for the team lead in victories and a 6.97 ERA … Paced the squad with 100 strikeouts, recording at least one K in each appearance – and tallying five-or-more strikeouts in 11 appearances … Made his WCU debut in the season-opening weekend at East Carolina (Feb. 17), tossing five and a third innings in his first start … Fanned nine in a road loss at The Citadel (March 24) … Struck out a career-high 13 and was credited with a complete game in a 6.0 inning start in a seven-inning game two at VMI (April 14) … Pitched a career-long 8.1 innings in scoring a road victory at Furman (May 6) … Made three appearances for the Catamounts during the six-game SoCon Tournament run including two starts, finishing with three decisions -- a 1-1 overall record and a save, recording a 1.69 ERA in earning SoCon All-Tournament team plaudits … Finished with a team-high tying 15 strikeouts in the tournament in tossing a combined 10.2 innings including scoring the victory after a seven-inning, seven-strikeout start against top-seeded UNCG (May 23) in Wednesday's victory before striking out four of the five outs he recorded in picking up the save on short rest against the Spartans (May 26) on Saturday afternoon ... After securing the save, he rolled right into Saturday night's rematch with fifth-seeded Mercer (May 26), striking out four over two innings before exiting.

2017 (Junior): Did not see game action while doing rehab work after off-season surgery ... Expected to take a redshirt. Summer League: Made 11 appearances with three stars for the Fond du Loc Dock Spiders of the Northwoods League ... Finished 0-2 with a 12.53 ERA, striking out 18 batters over 18.2 innings while issuing 16 walks ... Tossed a summer-long 4.1 innings with four strikeouts against Rockford on July 12.

Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Catawba Valley CC ... Made 14 appearances a season ago including 12 starts ... Tossed 53.0 innings with an ERA of 4.92 ... Struck out 63 against 38 walks ... Played prep baseball at South Caldwell HS.

Career Game Highs:

  • Innings Pitched: 8.1, at Furman (5/6/18)
  • Strikeouts: 13, at VMI-2 (4/14/18)
  • Walks: 7, twice (MR: at VMI-2, 4/14/18)
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