Talented sophomore righthander who struggled with an injury as a freshman ... could also miss sophomore season due to injury ... very impressive as a freshman ... will be one of the Tigers' starting pitchers this season if healthy ... earned Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week award after picking up first collegiate victory in March ... very smart pitcher who throws very hard.
2012 SEASON: Pitched in 10 games with eight starts ... compiled a 1-4 record with a 3.88 E.R.A. ... pitched 46.1 innings and struck out 44 batters with only 12 walks ... pitched 3.1 innings of relief against Liberty and allowed two earned runs on five hits ... made first collegiate start at Louisiana Lafayette and allowed five runs on seven hits in four innings ... earned first collegiate win by pitching six no-hit innings against Central Connecticut ... allowed one hit and no runs in six innings with four walks and five strikeouts in 6-0 victory ... earned CAA Rookie of the Week award after win over Central Connecticut ... struck out seven and did not issue any walks at Virginia Commonwealth ... pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two runs on nine hits in game Tigers won in ninth inning ... earned a no-decision in Tigers' 11-3 win over George Mason ... pitched 4.2 innings against the Patriots and allowed three runs on nine hits ... threw Tigers' only complete game of the season in heart-breaking loss at Delaware ... pitched eight innings and allowed one earned run in 2-1 loss ... gave up five hits and struck out five with one walk ... gave up four earned runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings of loss at William & Mary ... threw 6.1 innings against Old Dominion, allowing three earned runs on six hits in 7-0 loss ... had career high nine strikeouts against ODU ... picthed one shutout inning against Maryland ... made final appearance of season at Northeastern and pitched three shutout innings in no-decision start ... allowed three hits and struck out five at Northeastern in Tigers' 2-0 loss.
BACKGROUND: First team All-State selection in Virginia while playing at Broad Run H.S. ... honored as District Player of the Year for Coach Patrick Cassidy ... led the Spartans to the 2011 district championship and a school record 22 wins ... set a school record by posting a 23-4 pitching record during career ... compiled a 10-1 record with one save as a senior ... earned lone save in regional championship game ... batted .400 as a senior with five home runs and 30 runs batted in ... pitched the Spartans to a 5-2 win over Jamestown in state quarter-finals with nine strikeouts ... two-time All-District pick ... also named to All-Metro team ... compiled a 9-1 record with a 1.83 E.R.A. as a junior ... struck out 72 batters with only three walks in 2010 ... also played basketball for the Spartans ... three-year performer for the Spartans' golf team.
PERSONAL: Has two brothers ... career goal is to become a pro baseball player ... lists parents as people he admires most ... favorite video game is "Call of Duty" .... favorite TV show is "South Park" ... devoted fan of the New York Mets ... favorite major league player is David Wright ... lists Mark Wahlberg as his favorite actor ... father is a sales representative ... mother is a graduate of Cornell who is a teacher ... son of Noel and Patricia Clarke ... born on May 13, 1993 in Centerville, Va. ... major is sports management.