2007 Sophomore: Made three appearances on the season ...Worked scoreless innings against Blackburn and Greenville ...Pitched three innings against Minnesota in the doubleheader opener on 4/28.
2006 Redshirt Freshman: Made eight appearances and two starts ...Threw scoreless innings of relief against Vermont, Western Michigan (4/4) and at Eastern Illinois ...Tossed two shutout innings in a start against St. Xavier, giving up three hits and a walk ...Saw his first Big Ten action at Michigan State on 5/19, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings ...Played for the Granville Settlers of the Great Lakes League in the summer.
2005 Freshman: Redshirted the 2005 season.
Earned two varsity letters for baseball at Kirkwood (Mo.) High School ...Named unanimous first team All-Suburban West Conference in 2004 ...Named American Legion District 10 Pitcher of the Year in 2004, an award that goes to the pitcher with the lowest ERA ...Named the starting pitcher of the 2004 American Legion District 10 All-Star game ...Named the starting pitcher of the 2004 American Legion District 9-District 10 All-Star game.
Born June 18, 1986 ...Parents are Mark and Rosie Obukowicz ...Majoring in civil engineering ...Has a sister, Lucy (17) ...Lists his biggest thrill in sports as pitching in the District 10 All-Star game ...Names Scott Rolen as his favorite athlete because he plays the game the way it's supposed to be played ...Lists his earliest baseball memory as going to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play at Busch Stadium with his dad ...Names his coaches throughout high school as most influencing his athletic career because they all taught him something different about baseball.