- position RHP
- height 6-4
- Weight 220
- class Sophomore
- Hometown Mason, Ohio
- SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2021)
- No. 166 Incoming Freshman (Perfect Game, 2020)
- 2020 Preseason High Honorable Mention (Perfect Game)
- 2020 Preseason First-Team All-Central Region (Perfect Game)
Pitched for the Waynesboro Generals of the Valley Baseball League…After serving as a reliever during the 2021 regular season he was stretched out to starter over the summer…In six starts he went 4-1 in 25.0 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits while striking out 21.
Appeared in 16 games with one start…In 20.2 innings, allowing 23 hits, walked 11 and struck out 11 with a 5.23 ERA…Made career debut on Feb. 23 vs. Miami (Ohio)…Had two appearances against Bellarmine, striking out nine in 4.0 total innings…Made first career start on May 18 vs. Tennessee Tech.
Considered by both Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report to be the top pitcher and No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Ohio…Ranked the No. 70 right-handed pitcher and No. 207 overall player in the 2020 class…Member of the Elite 25 of Ohio in 2020…Fastball has touched 95 MPH…2020 First-Team All-State by PBR Ohio…Played for coach Bob Sherlock at St. Xavier HS…Saw time in the outfield and at first base in addition to the mound…St. Xavier was the conference champion in both 2017 and 2019…Two-time preseason all-state honoree…Played summer ball with Canes National…Also played football and basketball.
Born in Columbus, Miss….Son of Jim and Michelle…Has two younger sisters, Sophia and Savannah…Father served in the Air Force and now is a pilot…Uncle, Joe Hudepohl, won three Olympic medals in swimming, including two gold during the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics and is a former world record-holder…Named Academic All-American and All-Ohio in 2020…Worked with the Big Brothers community service program and Special Olympics for bowling…Chose UK because of the coaching staff’s passion to win and help its players excel in all areas of life.