Career Bests Innings: 6.0 vs. Eastern Kentucky (3/11/08) Strikeouts: 5, three times, last at Purdue (4/8/09)
Biography and Career Highlights
2008: Appeared in 17 games, with five starts on the mound ... threw back-to-back scoreless outings to start off his college career against Valparaiso (3/1) and at Bethune-Cookman (3/8) ... threw a career-high six innings and struck out five in his first-career start versus Eastern Kentucky (3/11) ... pitched an inning of scoreless relief at Creighton (3/28) and Iowa (4/2) ... threw three scoreless innings to pick up his first-career save at Evansville (4/6) ... struck out four in 4.1 innings of work against Illinois-Chicago (4/15) ... tied his career-high with five strikeouts and picked up his first-career win against Chicago State (4/20) ... made his first-career Missouri Valley Conference start at Missouri State (4/27) ... pitched two scoreless innings of relief at Western Michigan (5/13) ... played for the Joplin Slashers in the Jayhawk League during the summer.
Joplin HS: Helped his team to back-to-back conference and district championships ... was a three-year letterwinner ... two-time first-team all-conference selection and first-team all-area honoree his senior year ... finished with a 6-2 record his senior season, and went 7-1 during his junior campaign ... was also a four-year member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born 4-20-89 in St. Louis, Mo. ... son of Robert and Lisa Hays ... has one sister, Emma ... major: business administration.