At Central Arizona College
Played two seasons at Central Arizona... drafted in the 30th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies... ranked by Baseball American as Arizona's No. 22 prospect for the 2013 draft... named second-team All-American as a sophomore... also tabbed a first-team all-conference performer... earned Central Arizona Male Athlete of the Year accolades as a freshman... went 9-3 with a 2.78 ERA and fanned 76 in 90 2/3 innings... was 10-2 with a 1.32 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 81 2/3 innings.
Was a three-year letterwinner at Mountain Pointe High School... teammates with current Horned Frog Kevin Cron... drafted in the 39th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers... drove in the game-winning run to help Mountain Pointe win the 2011 Class 5A Division I championship... was a 2011 Perfect Game All-West region honorable mention... earned 2010 Perfect Game underclassman high honorable mention All-American honors.
Parents are Bruce and Julie... has a sister, Kiley... grandfather Thornton Kipper played professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1952-55... Thornton also participated in the 1950 College World Series as a member of the Wisconsin baseball squad.