2012 Second-team All-Mountain West
Drafted in the 23rd round (703 overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals
Made 28 appearances out of the bullpen... posted a 5-3 record... tied for the team lead with five saves... fanned 43 batters in 30 1/3 innings... limited opponents to a .202 batting average with just 23 hits on the season... had a 2.97 ERA on the season... allowed just nine of 33 inherited runners to score... held opponents scoreless in 20 of 28 appearances... team posted a 17-11 record in games he pitched... did not allow an earned run in his first 13 appearances, spanning 17 2/3 innings... made his TCU debut on Feb. 21 at Baylor... both outs he recorded came via the strikeout... struck out two and walked one in 1 1/3 innings against Texas State on Feb. 28... retired all four batters he faced against Oklahoma State on March 2... struck out three in 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cowboys on March 4... picked up his first career win on March 6 against Baylor... fanned three in 1 1/3 innings of work... struck out the only batter he faced on March 11 against Texas Tech... improved to 2-0 on the season with a brilliant relief performance at UTSA on March 13... allowed just one hit and struck out four in four innings of work against the Roadrunners... struck out two of the four batters he face at UNLV on March 18... pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two strikeouts at New Mexico on March 24 to earn his first save of the season... was victimized by the defense at UT Arlington on March 27... allowed three unearned runs on three hits and three walks to fall to 2-1... fanned three batters in the outing... gave up his first earned run of the season on April 5 against UNC Wilmington... picked up his second save of the season, striking out the only batter he faced against the Seahawks on April 7... save No. 3 came on April 20 at San Diego State... allowed two hits in 1 1/3 innings of work against the Aztecs... fell to 2-2 on the season after allowing two runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings against Texas A&M on April 24... bounced back to get his third win on April 27 against Manhattan... struck out three and allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings... improved to 4-2 after striking out two around a hit in one inning of work against Oklahoma on May 1... struck out the only batter he faced to earn save No. 4 against New Mexico on May 4... improved to 5-2 on the season despite giving up a run on one hit in an inning of work against the Lobos on May 6... got the save at Oklahoma on May 15 after striking out the final batter of the game... took the loss against San Diego State on May 26 after giving up two runs in 2/3 of an inning of work.
Played two seasons at Weatherford Junior College... earned a spot on the 2011 JUCO All-Star team... appeared in 17 games as a sophomore... tallied 56 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings pitched... posted a 2.84 ERA... tallied 44 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched as a freshman with a 3.68 ERA.... posted a 5-1 record that season.
Was a three-year letterwinner at Northeast Christian Academy... earned first-team all-district honors three times... selected to the all-state all-tournament team as a junior and senior... was a two-time first-team all-state performer... earned honorable mention all-state as a sophomore... named the Team MVP as a senior... was selected as a 2009 all-regional player by Perfect Game... tallied over 300 strikeouts in his career and posted a career record of 29-7.
Parents are Donald and Lauri... has a younger sister Kelly... majoring in communications.