Junior righthander who has been one of the Tigers' most reliable pitchers the last two seasons ... enters junior season with a career record of 9-2 and a 5.97 E.R.A. ... hard thrower who has made plenty of improvement ... will return to the bullpen this season as the Tigers' closer ... earned a berth on the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team in 2008 ... also named Freshman All-American by LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ... hard worker who has improved his command of pitches ... pitched very well in the Cal Ripken Senior Baseball League last summer ... ranked among top pitchers in the league while compiling a 4-1 record with a 3.19 E.R.A. for Youse's Orioles ... pitched 36.2 innings and struck out 30 batters with only nine walks, earning a berth on the CRSBL all-star team.
2009 SEASON: Pitched in 13 games as a sophomore with 12 starts ... posted a 3-2 record with a 6.24 E.R.A. ... led Tigers with 62 strikeouts in 62 innings ... pitched Tigers' lone complete game of season ... had five no-decisions ... made first start of season at Florida Gulf Coast and did not figure in decision ... also started against Youngstown State and did not receive a decision in Tigers' 7-5 win ... struck out 11 batters in six innings to earn first win, an 8-6 victory over Holy Cross ... had eight strikeouts in start against Delaware and did not figure in decision ... allowed one run on three hits in 2.1 innings of relief at Virginia ... had back-to-back no-decisions as starter in Tiger wins over James Madison and George Washington ... made very effective start at 25th-ranked George Mason but received a no-decision in Tigers' 9-4 win ... suffered first loss of season at William & Mary ... pitched Tigers to a 3-2 win over UNC Wilmington with a complete game five-hitter ... allowed one earned run with two walks and seven strikeouts against UNCW ... suffered loss to Hofstra in tenth start of season ... pitched Tigers to a 7-6 win over Georgia State by allowing two runs on six hits in 6.1 innings of work against eventual Colonial Athletic Association champions ... allowed four earned runs in five innings of 13-11 loss to Northeastern.
2008 SEASON: Appeared in 21 games as a freshman with three starts ... compiled a 6-0 record to tie school record for single season winning percentage .... led Tigers with six victories ... also made one save ... had a 5.62 E.R.A., third on the team ... pitched 48 innings as a freshman with only 15 walks and 33 strikeouts ... named to CAA All-Rookie team ... named to LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Freshman All-America team ... earned relief win in first college appearance, an 11-6 win at Maryland ... pitched 2.2 innings against the Terps, allowing three runs on three hits ... threw 1.2 innings of relief in Tigers' loss at Georgia Southern ... threw one inning of relief at UNC Wilmington ... earned 4-2 win over Mount St. Mary's with one inning of perfect relief, striking out two in eighth inning as Tiger Coach Mike Gottlieb picked up 500th career victory ... threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief at James Madison ... pitched one-third of an inning at North Carolina State ... threw two shutout innings at Navy ... made first career start against Albany and had a no-decision in Tigers' 9-3 win ... pitched five innings against Albany and allowed one run on three hits with no walks and four strikeouts ... picked up third win of season in Tigers' 7-6 victory over George Mason, pitching 3.2 innings of shutout ball ... had five strikeouts against the Patriots ... picked up 12-9 victory in relief against Old Dominion, pitching one shutout inning against ODU ... earned fifth win of season against Delaware State ... started against the Hornets and pitched four innings, allowing no runs on three hits with five strikeouts ... earned first save of season in 6-4 victory at Northeastern ... pitched 0.2 innings against the Huskies and preserved win by retiring both hitters he faced ... pitched one shutout inning in 12-3 victory over Maryland ... threw 3 innings of relief against William & Mary, earning sixth win of season in Tigers' 15-12 victory ... pitched one inning of relief in 8-7 victory at Delaware ... threw 5.1 innings of six-hit relief in 10-6 loss to Georgia State ... made third start of season in CAA Tournament against William & Mary ... pitched four innings and allowed three runs on seven hits ... did not receive a decision in Tigers' 16-9 win over the Tribe.
BACKGROUND: Two-time All-Howard County pitcher at Oakland Mills High School ... had 89 strikeouts and a 1.90 E.R.A. for the Scorpions as a senior in 2007 ... selected to pitch in the MSABC all-star game in 2007 ... top pitcher for Coach Rod Clifford.
PERSONAL: Lists mother as the person he admires the most ... mother is a registered nurse and a Towson University graduate ... mother was a student athletic trainer for Terry O'Brien while an undergraduate at Towson ... hobbies include playing golf ... favorite athlete is former major league pitcher Roger Clemens ... lists Adam Sandler as his favorite actor ... favorite movie is "Saw" ... son of Paula Permison ... born on February 24, 1989 in Columbia, Md.