CAREER HIGHS: Strikeouts: 8, 3/9/08 vs. Columbia; Walks: 5, 2/25/07 vs. Fresno State; IP (start): 8.2, 4/7/07 vs. Loyola Marymount; IP (relief): 2.1, 3/26/06 at Cal State Fullerton; Winning Streak: 4g, 3/26-4/14/07; Losing Streak: 2g, 4/21-4/29/07; Low-hit CG: None.
2009 FALL: Served as a team co-captain with Nate Johnson for the Orange team at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Started game two (11/14) and pitched 4.2 innings ... Allowed three runs on five hits, two of which were home runs, and struck out four ... Issued two bases on balls and hit one batter ... Left game trailing 3-2 after Cody Yount singled with two outs in the fifth ... Gave up a leadoff home run to Joe Sever in the first inning and a two-run shot off the bat of Trent Diedrich in the fourth inning ... Escaped a minor jam in the second inning by getting a ground ball to with runners at first and second base.
2009 SUMMER: Studied biology in the Galapagos Islands and Amazon rain forest of Ecuador.
2009 SPRING: Started the third game of Cal State Northridge series (2/22), which was his lone appearance of the season ... Pitched five innings against the Matadors, giving up one run on six hits and three walks ... Struck out six batters and stranded six more along the base paths ... Left game following a leadoff double in the sixth inning while holding onto a 1-0 lead ... Tossed 83 pitches, 54 for strikes ... Granted a redshirt season due to injury and plans to play again for the Waves in 2010 as a fifth-year senior ... Appeared as a color commentator during a handful of Pepperdine home baseball games.
2008 FALL: Led the Blue Team with seven strikeouts during the Blue and Orange World Series ... Started game 1 (11/12) of the three-game set, striking out three and surrendering one hit through two innings ... Pitched two scoreless inning of relief in game 3 (11/15) with four strikeouts ... Was only one of two Blue pitchers along with Jordan Durrance not to allow an earned run to the Orange Team ... Helped catch Colin Rooney trying to swipe second on a 1-3-6 put out ... Made two appearances out of the bullpen during a two-game exhibition series vs. Long Beach State ... In the fifth inning of game 1 (11/1), retired the Dirtbags in order on two groundouts and a fly out ... Pitched two innings in game 2 (11/9), giving up an earned run on three hits and a walk ... Turned a 1-3 double play to get out of a fourth-inning jam, catching a Jordan Casas bunt before doubling off Steve Tinoco retreating back to first base.
2008 SPRING: Made 17 appearances and tied for the team lead with Matt Bywater with 14 starts ... His 14 starts were also tied with four other WCC pitchers for the conference lead ... Finished year with a 3-5 record and 5.54 earned-run average ... Lasted through 66.2 innings, giving up 88 hits and 45 runs, 41 of which were earned ... Struck out 37 batters while issuing 18 walks ... 22 of his 37Ks were swinging strikeouts ... Combined with three relievers (Jordan Durrance, Doug Konoske, Kevin Gelinas) to shut out Columbia, 9-0 (3/9), on five hits ... Lasted six innings, struck out a game high eight batters, picked off a base runner, and surrendered three hits to the Lions in recording his first victory of the season ... Pitched seven scoreless innings of five-hit ball against Cal State Fullerton (3/18); a game which Pepperdine won 13-2 ... His seven innings marked longest appearance of the season ... Nailed down a victory over Long Beach State (3/25), giving up two earned runs through 5.1 innings and striking out three ... Gave up both those runs in the first inning, however, the Waves' offense responded in the bottom half with a five spot ... Came out of bullpen in games against Oregon State (3/22), Loyola Marymount (4/19) and San Diego (5/24), totaling 3.2 innings ... Pitched two scoreless innings with a strikeout in 22-3 win over the Lions, and one scoreless frame in 12-4 loss to the Toreros ... Waves were 2-1 in games which he pitched out of the bullpen ... In conference games, batters only hit .200 against him (5-for-25) with runners on base, and .214 (3-for-14) with two outs ... One of the toughest Waves' pitchers to steal a base on, as only seven of 12 base runners were successful (.583) in swiping a base ... Did not commit an error through 18 fielding chances.
2007 SPRING: Won a spot in the starting rotation as a sophomore in his first season at Pepperdine ... Went 6-4 with a 3.96 ERA ... Started 17 games and pitched 84.0 innings with 48 strikeouts ... Earned his first collegiate win with 5.1 innings of work vs. Fresno State (2/25) ... Went a season-best 8.2 innings in a win vs. Loyola Marymount (4/7) ... Struck out a season-best six batters in six innings vs. Wichita State (2/18) ... Gave up just one run in seven innings in a win vs. Saint Mary's (4/1) ... Played with Alexandria of the Northwoods League during summer 2007.
2006 SPRING (UCLA): Made six appearances in relief as a freshman at UCLA ... Worked 4.1 innings and allowed eight hits, five runs and three walks while striking out one ... Did not pick up a decision and had a 10.38 ERA ... Pitched a season-high 2.1 innings at Cal State Fullerton (3/26) ... Played summer ball with Alexandria of the Northwoods League.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Notre Dame High School, located in Sherman Oaks, Calif., in 2005 ... Lettered for three years and was a three-time All-Mission League selection as a pitcher and outfielder ... Posted an 8-2 record with a 1.34 ERA as a senior ... Named Mission League MVP as a junior ... Earned Mission League academic honors ... Played summer ball with the 2005 Angels Elite and the Dodgers Elite and played in the 2005 Area Code Games with the Brewers.
PERSONAL: Born in Van Nuys, Calif. ... Son of Robert and Regina Dickmann ... Has two brothers, Matt and Jeff ... Majoring in sociology ... Chose Pepperdine because "of the great balance of academic and athletic strengths, plus the beach."
FAVORITES: Enjoys golfing, drawing, skateboarding, movies, water sports and rock climbing ... Favorite pro baseball player is Steve Finley ... Favorite pro baseball team is the Arizona Diamondbacks ... Favorite book is Lord of the Flies ... Favorite movie is The Last Samurai ... Favorite TV show is Friends ... Favorite musical artist is George Strait ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite sport other than baseball is golf ... Favorite thing about baseball is "you can never be perfect, and that makes it the greatest challenge."