TCU moved to the championship game with a 4-1 win over Baylor Saturday.
Drafted in the 26th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships MOP
2012 MW All-Tournament team
2012 NCAA College Station All-Regional team
Made 46 starts as part of 51 appearances on the season... missed 11 games with an injury... appeared in three games as a pinch hitter and two as a defensive replacement... 38 of his starts came as the designated hitter, five at first base and three in right field... tallied a base hit in 33 games and reached base safely in 36... collected 13 multi-hit games and eight multiple RBI contests... hit .273 with 12 doubles... 11 of his 29 RBIs on the season came with two outs... was successful in five of six stolen base attempts... was TCU's opening day starter in right field against Jacksonville on Feb. 14... went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the contest... went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in game two against the Dolphins (Feb. 15)... doubled and drove in a run as part of a two-hit day at TAMU-Corpus Christi (Feb. 22)... had an RBI double against UT Arlington (Feb. 25)... collected a pinch-hit double against Sam Houston State on Feb. 28... suffered an injury in his second at-bat of the game against Dallas Baptist on March 4... returned to action in a defensive role on March 25 against UT Pan American... made his first start since the injury on March 29 at Oklahoma State... went 2-for-4 in the contest... followed with a 2-for-3 day with three RBIs against the Cowboys on March 30... continued his hot streak with three more hits and three RBIs at UT Arlington (April 1)... came off the bench with a pinch-hit two run single in game two against West Virginia (April 5)... became a regular in the starting lineup on April 15 against Houston Baptist... collected three hits, scored a run and drove in a run in the series at Texas (April 17-19)... had two doubles in the series finale against Cal State Northridge on April 27... game started a season-long 10 game hitting streak that saw him hit .591 (13-for-22)... doubled and drove in two at Stephen F. Austin (April 29)... went 4-for-11 with three runs scored in the series against Kansas State (May 2-4)... had five hits in the Oklahoma series (May 9-11)... had a monster Big 12 Tournament en route to earning MOP honors... had an RBI in all four games and hit .364 (4-for-11)... was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the opening game of the tournament against Baylor (May 21)... picked up two RBIs vs. West Virginia (May 22)... went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the championship game against Oklahoma State (May 25)... drove in two runs in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional championship game against Sam Houston State on June 1... went 5-for-13 with an RBI in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional series against Pepperdine (June 7-9)... collected just two hits in the College World Series.
Appeared in 43 games and made 35 starts... appeared in five games as a pinch hitter and three as a defensive replacement... of his 35 starts, 14 came in right field, eight in left field, eight as the designated hitter and five as the catcher... was 1-for-4 as a pinch hitter... recorded a base hit in 17 games and reached base safely in 26 contests... tallied five multi-hit games and two multiple RBI contests... made his first appearance behind the plate on Feb. 22 against Cal State Fullerton... walked and scored a run in the contest... singled in the final two games against the Titans on Feb. 23 and 24... drove in a season-high three runs at Jacksonville on March 2... contest marked his first career start as the catcher... went 2-for-2 with an RBI in the series opener against Pacific on March 8... helped lead the Frogs to a win over UT Arlington on March 19 at The Ballpark in Arlington... doubled and drove in two runs as part of a two hit game... contest spurred a four-game hitting streak... recorded a hit in all three games at Oklahoma (March 22-24)... went 2-for-4 with a run scored at Texas Tech on March 30... had two hits and an RBI in the series finale against Baylor on April 21... came off the bench and drew two walks and stole a base against Texas Southern on April 30... doubled in the tying run against USC on May 2... collected his third double of the season and drove in a run as part of a two-hit day against Texas on May 17.
Split time between the plate and the mound... made 44 appearances at the plate and six appearances as a pitcher... started 38 games and made six appearances as a pinch hitter... started two games and relieved four on the mound... of his 38 starts, 20 came as the designated hitter, 10 as the left fielder, six as the right fielder and two in center field... tallied a hit in 30 games and reached base safely in 33 contests... recorded 10 multi-hit games and six multiple RBI contests... hit .310 on the season with four doubles and three triples... collected 19 RBIs, 11 of which came with two outs... stole four bases in eight attempts... was 3-for-6 with two triples and three RBIs as a pinch hitter... on the mound he held opponents scoreless in all four relief appearances... allowed just one of three inherited runners to score... made his collegiate debut on the mound at Baylor... walked two and got two outs in the eighth inning against the Bears... tripled in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning on the first pitch he saw of his collegiate career at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 24... went 1-for-4 as the starting DH the following day against the Titans... started a six-game hitting streak with a 1-for-3 day at the plate against Oklahoma State on March 2... hit .500 (11-for-22) during the streak with four RBIs... was 2-for-2 in the second game against the Cowboys on March 3... had a pair of hits and two runs scored in the series finale against Oklahoma State on March 4... singled in a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning as part of a three-hit game against Baylor on March 6... was 3-for-7 with two RBIs in the series against Texas Tech March 11-12... returned to the mound on March 20 at Texas State... pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts... collected his second pinch hit, RBI triple at New Mexico on March 25... made his first career start on the mound on March 27 at UT Arlington... allowed a run on four hits, walked one and struck out four in a career-high 4 2/3 innings pitched... second start of the season came on April 3 against Dallas Baptist... took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings... improved to 3-for-3 as a pinch hitter with a pinch hit single against UNC Wilmington on April 5... drove in two runs on two hits against the Seahawks on April 6... collected two more RBIs in the series finale against UNC Wilmington on April 7... started all three games against Air Force April 13-15... had two hits and two RBIs in game two against the Falcons (April 14)... pitched scoreless innings on April 28 against Manhattan and May 12 at Air Force... became the everyday left fielder on May 24... started the final 10 games of the season and raised his batting average 55 points with a 10-game hitting streak... hit .462 (18-for-39) during the streak... had a monster conference tournament as he tallied multi-hits in all three games... was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored in the tournament opener against San Diego State May 24... had three more hits in four at-bats against New Mexico on May 25... went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against the Aztecs on May 26... went 1-for-3 in the NCAA College Station Regional opener against Ole Miss... had a career day at the plate against Dayton on June 2... went 5-for-6 with a double, a triple and three RBIs... collected a hit in each of the next five games to close out the season.
Was a four-time letterwinner at Valparaiso High School... drafted in the 35th round of the MLB First Year Player Draft by Toronto... named the Indiana Times Male Athlete of the Year in 2011... earned third-team All-American honors as a senior... was a first-team all-region performer... named the conference Co-MVP as a senior... pitched in the Under Armour All-American game as a junior... ranked as the No. 9 top prospect in the state of Indiana by Baseball America... also a standout basketball and football player.
Parents are Eric and Jeanette... has a younger sister, Danielle, and a younger brother, Carter... father, Eric, played basketball at Valparaiso... majoring in deaf education.