2014: The lone returning starter from last year’s rotation, he’s ready to assume the role of ace if his elbow responds well to off-season surgery…he’ll be counted on to go deep in games and give his team a chance to win every time out…pounding the strike zone consistently will enable him to do just that…keeping his pitches down will make him even more effective…very competitive and mechanically sound, he doesn’t back down from hitters, using three pitches to get them out.
2013: Thrived as a key starter on the GSAC’s top pitching staff, giving the coaches a dependable No. 2 or No. 3 man in the rotation…improved his numbers across the board, finishing second in innings pitched, and third in wins, starts, strikeouts, and ERA…allowed a staff-best .235 opponents’ batting average…allowed no earned runs in five of his starts…earned his first win of the season vs. Simpson on 1/19/13, allowing three hits over five scoreless innings…hurled a complete-game gem vs. Arizona Christian on 2/23/13, giving up just three hits and striking out seven…pitched magnificently in relief of an injured Tyler Elrod vs. Concordia on 5/3/13 in a second-round GSAC Tournament game, hurling 7.1 innings and striking out four as the Mustangs won 9-1…a week later, he gave up no earned runs and allowed just four hits over seven innings to post his final win of the season as the Mustangs beat San Diego Christian in a NAIA National Championship Opening Round game…played some first base, too, becoming a regular there when starter Spencer Downs went down with an injury late in the season…walloped a big, three-run, game-tying homer vs. San Diego Christian on 5/11/13, paving the way for the Mustangs’ NAIA National Championship Opening Round-clinching victory.
2012: Made a credible transition from the bullpen to a place in the rotation…tied for third on the staff with 10 starts, five wins, 65 innings pitched, and 43 strikeouts…won three of his first five starts…the first of those came on 2/4/12 when he blanked Arizona on three hits in a seven-inning complete game…a week later, he improved to 2-0 when he struck out a season-best seven batters vs. Patten…posted his final win of the year vs. Azusa Pacific on 4/2/12, going four innings and giving up just two hits.
2011: First-year hurler became the club’s closer, notching five saves in 18 appearances…struck out 29 in 30 innings of work…whiffed four batters twice, the second coming vs. California Baptist on 3/26/11 over three innings when he picked up his second win of the season…struck out the side vs. Pt. Loma Nazarene on 4/9/11 to pick up his fifth and final save of the year.
Hart HS: Played one year for the Indians and Coach Jim Ozella…hit .279 with a .397 slugging percentage and drove in 11 runs.