Ended the season 1-0 with a team-best 0.52 earned run average, allowing just one ER in 17.1 innings pitched, with 21 strikeouts and three walks…named the Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week in FSU’s 2-0 win over No. 1 Florida…earned the win against the Gators in Gainesville, allowing just one hit and striking out a career-high seven in 6.0 innings pitched, his first start of the season and just the fourth of his FSU career…innings pitched against Florida was also a career high…struck out the side in the sixth inning on Opening Day against Niagara…did not allow a run in 2.2 innings at No. 12 Duke, his only ACC appearance…ranked 10th nationally with a 0.58 WHIP, 17th with 3.63 hits allowed per nine innings and 22nd in ERA…threw at least 2.0 innings in all five appearances out of the bullpen…only run allowed came against Cincinnati on February 22, a 10-5 FSU win.
Finished 5-2 with a 4.17 earned run average and a save…in the postseason, appeared in four of FSU’s 8 games, allowing just two runs in 10 innings with 13 strikeouts…won both games of the Baton Rouge Super Regional against LSU…in the CWS-clinching game two, allowed just four hits and struck out six in 4.2 innings, keeping the Tigers off the board before Drew Mendoza’s walk-off single in the 12th inning led FSU to its 23rd College World Series…struck out all three hitters in his one scoreless inning in the College World Series against Texas Tech…his one save came against FAU in the Athens Regional opener, pitching the final 3.1 innings of FSU’s 13-7 win…made three starts during the season…had a season-high 6.0 innings pitched against Jacksonville…struck out a season-high six batters three different times.
Went 4-4 with 80 strikeouts in 14 appearances at Hillsborough Community College…No. 73 left-handed pitcher coming out of Brandon High in 2016…went 27-7 at Brandon, compiling a 1.34 earned run average in 61 appearances…as a senior, went 10-3 with a 0.92 ERA and 151 strikeouts…at the plate, hit .400 with two home runs and 16 RBI…his 151 strikeouts were the fifth-most in the country in 2016…named the Florida 7A Player of the Year by the FACA…named All-Tampa and All-Hillsborough County by the Tampa Bay Times…struck out 122 batters as a junior, second-most in Florida…2015 Hillsborough County Pitcher of the Year by the Tampa Bay Times…mom is Vanessa Velez…majoring in social science…born March 31, 1997.