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Summer 2009: Tossed 26 innings for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League ... Finished 0-3, but struck out 18.
2009: Appeared in 16 games, starting nine ... Posted two quality starts, finishing with a 1-7 record in 46 1/3 innings of work ... Walked 34 and struck out 29 ... Debuted by tossing a scoreless inning of relief against SIU Edwardsville (2/21) ... Made first collegiate start at Gardner-Webb, tossing 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing five hits and three walks to earn first win (2/24) ... Struck out three ... Added another scoreless inning at Tennessee in relief, striking out one ... Stretched scoreless inning streak to 9 1/3 innings before allowing his first run ... Pitched six innings and struck out career-high six, allowing just four hits and three runs in hard-luck loss at Lipscomb (3/15) ... Pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Gardner-Webb (4/1) ... Pitched five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs in loss to ETSU (4/18).
High School: Earned two letters at powerhouse Winter Springs High School, which was ranked as high as ninth in the nation by Baseball America in 2007 ... Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the mound for the Bears en route to a 27-2 overall record and district and conference championships ... Led the Bears to a 20-7 overall record as a starting right fielder as a senior ... Hit .297 at the plate with eight doubles, three homers and 19 RBIs ... Served as the team's closer, going 1-2 with a 1.91 ERA and five saves ... Struck out 24 and walked 10 in 22 innings ... Played with the Central Florida Black Racers that competed in the 2007 World Wood Bat National Championship.
Personal: Born on Dec. 12, 1989 ... Son of James and Debbi Fern ... Major is undeclared ... Favorite food is chicken alfredo ... Favorite movie is "300" ... Favorite actor is Jim Carrey ... Favorite sports figure is Michael Jordan ... Admires his grandfather ... Hero growing up was his father.