The Penn State Nittany Lions meet the Horned Frogs for the second game of the series at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth.
• Drafted in the 17th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros
• 2016 Big 12 Championships All-Tournament team
• 2016 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team
• 2016 Shriner's Hospital for Children College Classic All-Tournament team
Moved to the starting rotation and made 17 starts on the season... tied for first in the Big 12 with 10 victories and a .228 batting average against, while ranking second in the league with 98 2/3 innings pitched and fifth with 93 strikeouts... his 3.19 ERA was eighth in the Big 12... team posted a 14-3 record in games he started... tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings in his first start of the season on Feb. 20 against Loyola Marymount... struck out seven and allowed a run on five hits to move to 2-0 with the win over Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 26)... earned win No. 3 after allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings against Gonzaga (March 5)... got a no-decision after lasting just 3 1/3 innings against USC on March 12... bounced back with eight strikeouts and one run allowed over seven innings against West Virginia (March 19)... was the tough-luck loser after allowing two runs and striking out nine in his first career complete game at Texas (March 25)... was touched for five runs on six hits in three innings at Wichita State (April 2)... tossed seven shutout innings against Oklahoma (April 16) to move to 5-1 on the season... suffered his final loss of the season at Oklahoma State (April 24)... got a no-decision in a four-inning start against Texas Tech (April 30)... turned in seven shutout innings at Penn State on May 7... got no-decisions in starts at Baylor (May 13) and against Kansas State (May 19)... picked up his seventh win of the season after allowing two runs on five hits in six innings against Texas in the Big 12 Championships (May 28)... struck out a career-high nine and retired the final 17 batters he faced in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional Championship game against Arizona State on June 5... was equally as impressive at Texas A&M in the NCAA College Station Super Regional in improving to 9-2... allowed just a run on two hits and struck out eight in seven innings... pitched TCU to a win over Coastal Carolina on June 21 at the College World Series... allowed a run on six hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings.
Made four starts as part of 17 appearances on the season... posted a 4-0 record to go along with a 3.52 ERA in 46 innings pitched... collected 46 strikeouts on the season and held opponents to a .246 batting average... team posted a 4-0 record in games he started and a 13-4 record in games he pitched... earned his first victory of the season in his first appearance, a two inning stint against Southern Illinois on Feb. 14... tossed three innings of relief at Arizona State on Feb. 21... improved to 2-0 on the season, earning the win in relief at Loyola Marymount on March 10... allowed a run on two hits in 2 1/3 innings with five strikeouts... made his first start of the season on March 18 against UT Pan American... picked up his third win of the season with four scoreless innings against the Broncs... went 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Oklahoma State... pitched an inning each against Wichita State (March 29) and at Texas Tech (April 2)... second start of the season came at Abilene Christian on April 6... allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in three innings of work... after a 5 1/3 inning bullpen stint at Kansas State on April 10, returned to the mound as a starter against Incarnate Word on April 21... struck out a career-high seven and allowed just two hits in five innings of work to improve to 4-0 on the season... tossed two scoreless innings against Texas on April 26... retired the only batter he faced against Kansas on May 9... turned in 3 1/3 innings of work against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament on May 21... started an elimination game against Stony Brook in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on May 31... allowed three runs on two hits in 4 1/3 innings... pitched two scoreless innings against Texas A&M on June 8 in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional... lone appearance of the College World Series came on June 14 against LSU.
Appeared in nine games as a true freshman... posted a 2.77 ERA in 13 innings pitched... team was 7-2 in games he pitched... allowed just one of four inherited runners to score... held opponents scoreless in seven of his nine appearances... fanned 14 and walked 10... made his collegiate debut on Feb. 18, striking out the side against Northern Colorado... faced four batters with a walk against UT Arlington on Feb. 25... surrendered a hit and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings against Dallas Baptist on March 4... retired all three batters he faced against Dartmouth (March 16)... gave up two runs on three hits with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings against Texas Tech (March 22)... gave up three hits but didn't surrender a run in one inning of work against Houston Baptist on April 15... allowed a pair of runs on a hit and three walks at Stephen F. Austin (April 29)... walked two and struck out one in an inning of work against Oklahoma on May 9... tossed a career-high four innings in TCU's 22-inning game against Sam Houston State on May 31... allowed a hit, walked two and struck out a career-high six batters.
Was a four-year letterwinner at St. Louis University High School... ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in Missouri... was ranked as the No. 279 national prospect by Baseball America... earned the St. Louis metro area and the Metro Catholic Conference Pitcher of the Year... named first-team all-metro, first-team all-district and first-team all-state as a senior... was selected as a PNC Bank All-Star... compiled a 10-0 record with a 1.54 ERA as a sophomore... went 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA as a junior... was 8-2 with a 0.54 ERA as a senior.
Parents are Daniel and Denise... has a sister, Mary.