Iowa Item: First round pick (17th overall) of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1989 Major League draft...rated the number two college prospect by Collegiate Baseball prior to the draft...career strikeout total of 177 is fourth best in school history...career innings total of 218 is fifth best in school annals.
1989: Led the pitching staff in strikeouts (64) and tied for lead in wins (7)...tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a 3-1 record...missed three starts with a shoulder problem...recorded career high 12 strikeouts in a complete game victory over St. Xavier...ten strikeouts in loss to then-top-ranked Texas A&M...complete game victory with 10 strikeouts vs. Mankato State...string of four complete games...hit .444 in five games as a DH...went two-for-four with a home run (his first collegiate home run) and three RBis (including the game winner) vs. Massachusettes...three hitsi n first game as DH vs. Kentucky...two run single vs. Quincy.
1988: Complete game victories vs. SW Missouri (1 ER), Mankato State, Indiana, Minnesota (5 H, 1 ER), Purdue and Michigan State (6 H)...led staff in innings pitched (78.3), starts (12) and complete games (7)...hit .167 in six at bats in pinch hitting role...won seven of nice decisions (with a 2.10 ERA) in Alaska Summer League.
1987: Pitched one-hit complete-game victory at Northwestern...complete-game triumphs over NW Missouri and Wisconsin and earned a win in relief vs. Grand View...gave up only two earned runs (14.2 innings) in his last two appearances (vs. Minnesota and Michigan)...hit .214 in 26 at bats as a pinch hitter...game-winning RBI vs. St. Ambrose.
High School: Picked by the New York Mets in 1986 Amateur free agent draft out of Urbana High School...two-time all-state in baseball and basketball...third team high school all-American in baseball...posted 11-2 mark with a 0.88 ERA as a senior...high school career numbers were: 51-13 record, 1.58 ERA, 365.1 innings and 635 strikeouts...a .445 career batting average with 90 stolen bases...averaged 27 points and 14 rebounds for basketball team.
Personal: Prep baseball and basketball coach was former Iowa pitching coach Scott Broghamer...born November 24, 1967.