Experienced righthanded pitcher who is a transfer from CCBC Catonsville ... will add depth to the Tigers' pitching staff ... could contribute as a spot starter or relief pitcher ... showed significant progress during the Fall season.
2009 SEASON: Appeared in 13 games with three starts ... pitched 20.1 innings and issued 16 walks ... had 20 strikeouts ... made Tiger debut in season opener at New Orleans and pitched one-third of an inning ... started series finale at New Orleans and pitched five innings ... received a no-decision in Tigers' 9-5 win ... suffered only loss of season as a starter against South Florida ... pitched three innings against USF and allowed seven runs in 15-9 loss ... pitched one perfect inning of relief in Tigers' 13-6 win over Yale ... started series finale against Yale and pitched two innings, allowing one run ... received no-decision in Tigers' 16-8 win over the Bulldogs ... pitched one inning of relief in series opener against James Madison ... struck out five batters in 2.1 innings of relief against Navy ... struck out lone batter faced in 11-2 win over Mount St. Mary's ... helped Tigers to an 8-4 win over George Washington by pitching two innings and allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts ... also pitched in relief at Hofstra and Georgia State.
BACKGROUND: Two-year pitcher for CCBC-Catonsville ... pitched in 12 games in 2008 and had a 6-1 record with a 3.94 E.R.A. ... helped Catonsville win Maryland Juco championship in 2007 with a 6-0 record and a 4.13 E.R.A. ... two-time All-Howard County performer at Hammond High School ... three-year starter for Coach Mike Lerner ... had a career batting average over .300 ... also played football for the Bears ... honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Has one older brother ... lists parents as the people he admires most ... father is a graduate of the University of Ottawa who played football ... had summer job as a landscaper ... favorite movie is "The Rock" ... favorite actress is Jessica Biel ... Atlanta Braves fan who lists Chipper Jones as favorite athlete ... enjoys music by Owl City ... favorite restaurant is Fogo De Chao ... most memorable experience was trip to Europe in middle school ... father is a senior sales engineer ... son of John and Michele Schmeer ... born on October 16, 1988 in Coilumbia, Md. ... major is Sport Management.