2006: Appeared in seven games, with one start on the mound ... threw three innings of scoreless relief at Northern Illinois (4/4) ... made first career start against Big Ten foe Purdue (4/12) ... only one of two Redbird pitchers with more than five appearances to not allow a home run ... AFNI Honor Roll Spring `06 ... 2005-06 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll member.
2005: Made five appearances on the mound, but did not record a decision ... gave up 12 hits in 8.2 innings of work ... pitched a season-high 2.1 innings against Indiana (3/15) ... AFNI Honor Roll Fall `05.
2004: Yielded only one earned run in four appearances on the season ... had his best outing of the season against Missouri State (5/8) as he struck out four batters and allowed only one hit over two innings of work ... AFNI Honor Roll Fall `03 and both semesters in `04.
Joliet West HS: Went 4-for-4 his senior year at Joliet West ... part of a combined no-hitter ... awarded Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award ... named Gatorade "Will to Win" Athlete ... graduated with a 4.45 GPA on a 5.00 scale in honors classes.
Personal: Born 3-4-85 in Joliet, Ill. ... son of Dave and Karen Puntney ... major: marketing.