2008 - Junior: Had 11 appearances on the season, all in a starting role ... Tossed a five-hit shutout against Maryland-Baltimore County on March 18 with a career high-tying five strikeouts ... Tossed four shutout innings against Indiana State to get the win ... Threw five shutout innings in his first start of the season against Lamar, picking up his first win ... Took the hard-luck loss at Michigan State, allowing just two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings ... Allowed just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings against Northwestern but took the loss ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Went 5-2 with a 1.48 ERA, the fifth-best ERA in the league, while playing for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League during the summer with teammates Ben Reeser and Nick Chmielewski.
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.
Named All-Area by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette in 2004 ... Helped Danville Post 210 to second place at the Illinois American Legion tournament in 2003 ... Named first team All-Vermilion County 2002-05 and All-Illini Central Conference 2003-05 ... Won 12 varsity letters at Georgetown-Ridge Farm, four each in baseball and basketball, two in football and two in soccer ... Earned All-Area, All-County and All-Conference in basketball in 2004 ... Reached the finals of the Country Insurance Three-Point Showdown in 2003.
Born Aug. 25, 1986 in Danville, Ill. ... Parents are John and Judy Martin ... Majoring in tourism management ... Has two brothers, Douglas (17) and Garrett (12) ... His biggest sports thrill was throwing a no-hitter in summer baseball ... His favorite athlete is Roger Clemens because batters fear him ... Has worked with his father in his plumbing business in past summers ... His earliest baseball memory is going on the field at Busch Stadium with his parents ... Enjoys fishing, golfing and weight lifting outside baseball.