2007 - Sophomore: Made 13 appearances and eight starts ... Had a career day against Massachusetts, tossing eight shutout innings for his first win of the season, allowing eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts ... Threw six solid innings against Indiana State, giving up two runs on five hits, but took the loss ... Earned the win at Illinois State, giving up just one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts ... Got the win against Greenville with three solid innings, giving up just one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League over the summer along with Illini teammates Dominic Altobelli, Ben Reeser and former Illini John Schlichter ... Named a midseason All-Star in the CPL.
2006 - Freshman: Made 11 appearances and four starts ... Had solid starts against Western Michigan (April 5) and at Bradley (April 11), going three innings in both ... Gave up a run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts against Western Michigan to pick up his first collegiate win ... Allowed an unearned run, two hits and a walk at Bradley ... Earned a save in the series finale vs. Northwestern (April 16) with two shutout innings of relief, giving up four hits and striking out one ... Threw two perfect innings of relief against St. Xavier, striking out one ... Made his first Big Ten start against Michigan State on May 19, giving up eight runs on six hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings, taking the loss ... Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League in the summer along with Illini teammates Dominic Altobelli, Shawn Roof and former Illini Ryan Snowden ... Posted a 1.59 ERA in 45 1/3 innings with Fayetteville, limiting opponents to a .179 batting average.