CAREER: Used as a starter and out of the bullpen during three seasons at Pepperdine . . . Gained valuable experience working primarily out of the bullpen in 2005 . . . Used out of the bullpen and as a starter in 2006 and 2007 . . . Possesses a live arm and has great velocity . . . Ranks 13th in program history with a .268 opponents' batting average . . . Part of a 2004 Pepperdine recruiting class that was ranked No. 7 nationally by Baseball America . . . Enjoyed a standout career at Cleveland High in Los Angeles.
2007: Named All-West Coast Conference (WCC) . . . Posted a 5-3 record, 2.90 ERA and one save while making career-high 22 appearances, including four starts . . . . Established career-highs for innings pitched (68.1), wins and strikeouts (41) . . . Allowed 60 hits, 27 runs (22 earned) and walked 20 . . . Yielded a .244 opponents' batting average . . . Went 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA in WCC play while making seven relief appearances . . . Finished fifth in the WCC in ERA . . . Made first appearance of the season in relief versus USC (2-13) and earned a win after pitching 4.0 innings, allowing three hits, a run and walking two . . . Received first start of the year versus UC Irvine (2-27) and earned the victory after pitching 5.0 innings, allowing five hits and striking two . . . Named the WCC Co-Pitcher of the Week (3-5) after registering two wins while making a start and pitching in relief . . . Worked 7.1 innings, allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six . . . Started against UC Irvine (2-27) and went five innings, allowed five hits and struck out two . . . Picked up a win versus Western Carolina (3-3) after working 2.1 innings, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out a season-high four . . . Earned a win at UC Santa Barbara (3-6) after pitching two innings of relief, allowing four hits, three runs and one walk while striking out four . . . Suffered first loss of the season at Cal State Fullerton (3-13) after working 2.1 innings, allowing four hits, five runs, walking one striking out one . . . Made second start of the season at USC (3-20) and earned the win after pitching 6.1 innings, allowing two unearned runs, five hits and striking out two . . . Had a streak of 17 consecutive batters retired against the Trojans . . . Followed that outing with 5.2 innings of relief vs. UC Santa Barbara (3-26) and allowed three hits, a run, a walk and struck out three . . . Set down 15 of the final 16 batters, including the last 10 . . . Appeared in relief vs. Loyola Marymount (4-6) and pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit, two walks and striking out two . . . Made a start at Long Beach State (4-10) and received a no-decision after working 2.0 innings, allowing four hits, three runs, walking one and striking out one . . . Pitched 3.0 innings of relief at San Francisco (4-14) and allowed two hits, a run, walked one and struck out one . . . Started at UCLA (4-17) and pitched 4.0 innings, allowed five hits, three unearned runs and struck out one in a losing effort . . . Tossed five perfect innings of relief while striking out four versus Santa Clara (4-21) . . . Combined with Robert Dickman on a shutout at Portland (5-18) after working 3.0 innings of relief and allowing two hits and a walk while recording first career save . . . Tossed 6.0 innings of relief versus Long Beach State in the Long Beach Regional (6-2) and was a tough luck loser after allowing two hits, a run, walking one and striking out two.
SUMMER 2006: Played for the Vienna Senators of the Clark Griffith Collegiate League . . . Appeared in 10 games, six as a starter, and posted a 4-2 mark and 1.10 ERA with one complete game . . . Worked 49.0 innings, allowed 28 hits, six earned runs, walked 17 and struck out 56 . . . Named the Cark Griffith Collegiate League's top pro prospect by Baseball America.
2006: Appeared in 11 games, seven as a starter . . . Registered a 2-4 record and 4.61 ERA . . . Tossed 41.0 innings, allowed 53 hits, 21 earned runs, walked 17 and struck out 20 . . . First seven outings came in a starting role . . . Made season debut in the series finale against UNLV (2-5) and earned a victory after pitching five innings, allowing six hits, one run, walking one and striking out one . . . Struck out a then season-high four batters in five innings at Tulane (2-25) . . . Started against Oklahoma State (3-12) and worked a career-high 7.2 innings, allowing five hits, two runs and striking out a season-high tying four batters . . . Tossed 1.1 innings and struck three batters in an 11-0 victory over San Francisco (5-27) in Game 2 of the WCC Championship Series.
2005: Made 11 appearances, 10 in relief, and went 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA . . . Logged 17.1 innings, allowed 16 hits, 11 runs (eight earned), walked nine and struck out 16 . . . Made collegiate debut in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Cal Poly (2-13) and earned first career victory after working 1.1 innings of relief, allowing two hits and one run . . . Struck out a career-high six batters in two innings of work at Cal State Fullerton (5-10) . . . Pitched a career-high four innings, allowed five hits and struck out two vs. San Francisco (5-21) . . . Was the winning pitcher after pitching three innings of relief, allowing three hits and one run at Loyola Marymount in Game 3 of the WCC Championship Series (5-29) . . . Made first career start against USC in the championship game of the Long Beach Regional and pitched 1.1 innings, allowed two runs, walked four and struck out three . . . Turned in a solid outing for the Rockville Express of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League during the summer . . . Posted a 4-2 record, 1.45 ERA and struck out 31 while working 43.1 innings over nine appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Cleveland High in Los Angeles, California . . . Enjoyed a solid senior campaign as he went 5-0 with a 0.21 ERA and struck out 61 batters in 32.2 innings . . . Earned all-league honors as a junior . . . Starting right fielder for 2002 Los Angeles City Champions . . . Title marked the only time in four years that Chatsworth did not win the championship . . . Named to the Los Angeles Times' 2004 "Players To Watch List."
PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1986 . . . A resident of Los Angeles, California . . . Attended Cleveland High in Los Angeles . . . A Governor's Scholar at Cleveland . . . An Area Code Games selection . . . A Dodger Elite selection and Angel Elite pick . . . Majoring in political science . . . Considered Arizona, Arizona State, California, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, Rice, Santa Clara, UCLA and USC before choosing Pepperdine.