- position RHP
- height 6-4
- Weight 215
- class Junior
- Hometown Lexington, Ky.
- Previous School Lipscomb
First-Team All-America (Baseball America, NCBWA, Perfect Game)
Second-Team Midwest All-District (ABCA/Rawlings)
National Stopper of the Year, Finalist
Second-Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
SEC Pitcher of the Week (Week 12)
Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun (2021)
Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team (2019)
Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week (2019)
PRIOR TO KENTUCKY
Pitched three seasons at Lipscomb University…Was one of the top relief pitchers in the Atlantic Sun Conference…Went 6-2 overall with 13 saves in 45 appearances…Pitched 87.0 innings, striking out 125 for a 12.9 strikeouts-per-nine innings rate…Was named ASUN All-Freshman Team (2019) and Second-Team All-ASUN (2021).
Appeared in 17 games for the Bisons, going 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA in 36.0 innings…Named All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second-Team…Led the team in strikeouts with 53…Struck out 13.3 batters per nine innings…Led the team with five saves, which ranked sixth in the conference…Held opponents to a .214 batting average.
Appeared in eight games during the pandemic-shortened season…Was untouchable, not allowing an earned run in 13.0 innings…Led the conference in saves with six…Earned a save or win in seven of his eight outings…Struck out 18 batters and held opponents to a .071 batting average.
Appeared in 20 games with one start…Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team…Went 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA in 38.0 innings…Collected a pair of saves…Struck out 54…Named ASUN Pitcher of the Week after recording his first career win over Western Kentucky and earning a four-inning save against Western Michigan.
Star pitcher at Lafayette High School in Lexington, where he led the Generals to four straight district championships (2015-18)…Was selected a Kentucky East/West All-Star three times (2015-17) and All-City in 2017…Three-time Academic All-State…Was ranked the No. 13 right-handed pitcher in Kentucky by Perfect Game…Was a 2017 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American…As a senior he had a 1.64 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 40 innings…Named all-state in 2018 and the district tournament MVP in both 2017 and 2018.
Hometown is Lexington, Ky. … Son of Duane and Connie…Has two older sisters, Lauren and Emma…All four attended Kentucky as well…Major is mechanical engineering…Grew up one mile from Kentucky’s campus.