2010 - Sophomore: Made 20 appearances on the season, all in a relief role ... Made great strides in his sophomore year, going 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA and two saves, posting 15 scoreless outings on the season ... Recorded his first two career saves against Akron on March 19 and Dartmouth on March 24 ... Tossed three scoreless innings against Penn State to earn a win ... Finished the season with 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Indiana to notch a victory ... Ended the season with a seven-inning scoreless streak over six appearances ... Didn't allow a run in 7 2/3 innings at home in 2010 ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League during the summer alongside Illini teammate Davis Hendrickson ... Went 5-1 with a 2.64 ERA, fourth-best in the league, with a league-best three complete games, during the summer.
2009 - Freshman: Made 17 appearances on the season, all out of the bullpen ... Had six scoreless outings on the season and eight without allowing an earned run ... Didn't allow an earned run in his first four career appearances ... Struck out two batters in an inning of work against Notre Dame in his first career outing ... Struck out the Nos. 3-4-5 hitters against No. 1 LSU on 12 pitches in the eighth inning on March 6 to earn his first career win ... Also tossed scoreless innings against Akron (March 15) and Hartford (March 21) ... Earned his second win of the season against Minnesota on April 18 ... Posted consecutive scoreless outings against Saint Louis and Penn State on April 22 and April 24, striking out two at Penn State ... Pitched for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League during the summer alongside Illini teammates Willie Argo and Mike Giller, where he started 3-0 before finishing 3-3 in 13 appearances.
Ranked No. 27 in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... PBR called his fastball "one of the best in the state" ... Recorded 166 strikeouts with just 53 walks in two varsity seasons at Ottawa ... Three-time All-NCIC first team selection ... Had an 11-7 varsity record with a 3.01 ERA in two seasons ... Named second-team All-NCIC in basketball in 2008 ... Won three letters in baseball and two in basketball.
Born May 2, 1990 ... Parents are Keith and Kathryn Kimes ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Has a younger sister, Haley.