2007 - Sophomore: Made 18 appearances with three starts on the season ... Started at Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 25, versus Eastern Illinois and versus Minnesota on April 28 ... Tossed a scoreless ninth inning to combine with Aaron Martin on a shutout of Massachusetts ... Earned his first win of the season at Northwestern on April 14, tossing 4 1/3 innings of relief ... Followed that up with two innings of work to get the win against Robert Morris on April 18 ... Shut out Eastern Illinois through four innings to get the win ... Tossed a scoreless inning at Iowa on April 21 and against Greenville ... Threw an inning of shutout relief against Michigan State in the doubleheader opener on May 19 ... Struck out a season-high four batters against Minnesota during two scoreless innings of work in the Big Ten Tournament ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League during the summer along with Illini teammates Dominic Altobelli, Aaron Martin and former Illini John Schlichter ... Named a midseason all-star in the CPL ... Named the CPL Defensive Player of the Year after finishing the summer with an 8-0 record and a 1.61 ERA.
2006 - Freshman: Made 14 appearances and five starts with all five starts coming in the Big Ten ... Finished fifth on the team in innings pitched (47 2/3) and third in walks allowed (10) ... Earned two relief wins on Spring Trip against Northern Iowa and Cornell (March 23) ... Tossed four shutout innings of relief against UNI, giving up just two hits and striking out a career-high five ... Gave up three runs on three hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings of relief against Cornell while striking out three ... Threw two shutout innnings of relief at Bradley, walking one and striking out one ... Earned a win in his first collegiate start, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings against Iowa (April 22) while striking out three ... Along with Tanner Roark, became the first Illini freshman duo to sweep a Big Ten doubleheader (vs. Iowa) since 1990 ... Was masterful against Michigan on May 6, throwing a five-hit seven-inning complete game, but allowed a solo home run that was the difference in a 1-0 loss ... Named a George Huff Award winner ... During the summer, played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League with Illini teammates Joe Bonadonna and former Illini Lars Davis and the Twin City Stars of the Central Illinois Collegiate League ... Posted a 2.59 ERA in 24 1/3 innings with Twin City, striking out 16 and walking four.