Entered the season ranked 63rd among starting pitchers in D1 Baseball’s Preseason Position Power Rankings … Started three games on the mound for the Razorbacks in 2020 … Put together a 2-0 record, winning each of the first two games he started … Finished with a 2.00 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 18.0 innings on the mound … Allowed seven runs, four earned, on 13 hits and four walks, as opponents hit .203 against him … One of seven Hogs to strike out 10 or more batters in 2020 … Started Opening Day for the Hogs … Went 6.2 innings of two-hit, one run (unearned) ball with one walk and 11 strikeouts against Eastern Illinois (Feb. 14) … Career-high K’s vs. the Panthers … Last time an Arkansas pitcher struck out 11 batters was Isaiah Campbell vs. Missouri on March 15, 2019 … One of six Razorbacks to strike out 11 or more in a game since 2011 … Eighth career performance with 1 or fewer runs allowed … Picked up his second win of the season after tossing 6.0 innings against Gonzaga on Feb. 21 … Allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits & three walks, striking out three … Reached two wins in two games, taking 11 starts to do so in 2019 … Went 5.1 innings against No. 22 Oklahoma in Houston, allowing three runs, two earned, with five strikeouts … Did not receive a decision vs. OU … Eighth start with no walks allowed … Part of a pitching staff that finished with a 3.68 ERA and 143 strikeouts over 142.0 innings of work.
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Made 20 appearances on the mound, 19 being starts … Named to Opening Week rotation, starting game two against Eastern Illinois (Feb. 16) … Built up a 4.02 ERA over 78.1 innings, the second most by a Razorback pitcher in 2019 … Had six outings of five or more innings (Louisiana Tech – March 9, Mississippi State – April 20, Tennessee – April 28, LSU – May 11, Ole Miss – May 24, Central Connecticut – May 31) … Went 3-5 with wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (April 16), Mississippi State (April 20) and Central Connecticut (May 31) in the NCAA Regional … His lone relief appearance came against Missouri State (March 26) where he threw one scoreless inning on 12 pitches … Struck out 55 batters during the season and walked only 14 for a 3.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio, the 14th-highest in the SEC … Never allowed more than two walks in an appearance … Walk total (14) tied for the 37th-lowest in the nation and tied for third-lowest in the SEC … Pitched a season-high 7.2 scoreless innings in his 11th start of the year, coming against No. 2 Mississippi State (April 20), striking out five with no walks and only four hits allowed … Followed it up with a second-straight 7+ inning outing, going 7.0 against No. 18 Tennessee (April 28) and striking out a season-high 10 batters with only two hits allowed and one walk … Started the opening game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional vs. Central Connecticut (May 31), going 5.1 innings with two hits allowed, one earned run, one walk and two strikeouts on 58 pitches … Combined during the NCAA Tournament, made three starts, throwing 10.1 innings and allowing only one walk.
Played for head coach Trey Holloway at Greenwood HS … Four-star athlete in football, according to ESPN and the No. 6 overall ranked player in the state of Arkansas by Perfect Game … A 2018 Preseason All-American by Perfect Game and top-500 ranking among all players in the nation … Compiled a 0.45 ERA over his final two years of high school, including a 0.42 ERA as a senior … Was a perfect 10-0 on the mound in 2018, allowing just four earned runs in 66.2 innings … Also struck out 123 batters and walked only 14 … Notched seven games throughout the year with at least 10 strikeouts … Did not allow a run in his final eight starts, including a 4-0 win over Benton in the Class 6A state championship game … Struck out 12 in the championship game in 2018 … 2018 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas Preps baseball player of the year … Also was a force, offensively, hitting .424 with four home runs and 37 RBI.
July 20, 1999