2008: Appeared in 13 games, with nine starts ... made the move into the weekend rotation after beginning the season in the bullpen, due to recovery from an arm injury ... recorded a win in his first start of the season against Bucknell (3/12) ... threw seven scoreless innings and combined with teammate Eric Theisen to throw a two-hit shutout at Evansville (4/5) ... allowed only one run on eight hits in a complete-game win over Chicago State (4/20) ... also struck out a career-high 10 batters and pitched a career-high seven innings during that game ... third on the team with a 4.55 ERA ... second on the team with four wins and 63.1 innings pitched ... picked up his first win of the season after allowing only one earned run in 2.2 innings of relief against Indiana (2/29). Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2007 SUMMER: Played for the Quincy Gems of the Central Illinois Collegiate Baseball League.
2007: Appeared in 20 games, with four starts ... one of three relievers with three wins ... second on the team with a 3.22 ERA ... pitched one scoreless inning in first-career appearance in a 9-0 shutout of New Mexico (2/17) ... earned first-career victory in two innings of relief at Louisville (3/4) ... picked up second victory of the season in four innings of relief against Missouri State (4/1) ... made first-career start against Northern Illinois (4/10) ... won first-career game as a starter at Eastern Illinois (4/25) ... threw a season-high six innings and struck out a season-best five batters against Saint Xavier.
Parkland College: Helped the Cobras to a second-place finish in the 2005 National Junior Colledge Athletic Association Division II Baseball Championship ... followed that effort with a 4-0 record and a 2.59 ERA in 14 games for Parkland in 2006.
Schlarman HS: First-team all-conference and all-area selection as a senior ... Commercial News Player of the Year ... high school team was undefeated in conference play for two-consecutive seasons.
Personal: Born 4-19-86 in Danville, Ill. ... son of Don and Mary Cox ... major: university studies.