At A Glance
YEAR GRADUATED 2002 EMPLOYED BY Wal-Mart CURRENT RESIDENCE Bentonville NOTABLE Was the winning pitcher in Bentonville’s 4-3 victory over Fayetteville in the 2002 Class 5A state championship baseball game at Baum Stadium … Pitched five-plus innings before an estimated attendance of 5,500, a record crowd for a high school baseball game in Arkansas at that time. … Allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out eight, seven of them coming in the first three innings. … Had a 6-2 record with a 2.31 ERA over his senior season, while leading the Tigers with five complete games and 52 strikeouts. … Went to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, but his college baseball career was shortened by injuries. … Had a tryout in Fayetteville with the Chicago White Sox after his senior season, then tried out for three teams after his freshman year in college. … Became a student strength and conditioning coach at Arkansas, then went to Chicago for a year as a physical trainer. … Plans to begin nursing school in August.