Biography and Career Highlights
2011: Appeared 15 times as a reliever ... established a 3.79 ERA with two saves ... struck out seven through 19 innings ... earned the save after pitching three shutout innings with one strikeout to secure the Redbird win at Miami (3/9) ... earned his second save by pitching the final 1.1 innings of scoreless relief at Purdue (3/22) ... did not allow an earned run in his appearances at Belmont (2/19), versus Milwaukee (2/26), against Xavier (3/5), versus Bowling Green (3/6), at Miami (3/9), against SIU Edwardsville (3/16), at Purdue (3/22), versus Chicago State (4/2), against Creighton (4/9) and versus Evansville (5/21).
2010: Made 11 appearances out of the bullpen ... went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA ... struck out 11 in 16.0 innings ... struck out a season-best three batters over 1.2 innings of work against Purdue (4/14)... pitched three scoreless innings of relief without giving up a hit and striking out two at Northwestern (4/21).
2009: Appeared in 12 games, all as a reliever ... went 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA ... struck out 16 in 15.1 innings ... combined with Corey Maines on a shutout against Texas-Pan American (3/14) ... earned first career victory after two innings of scoreless relief at Purdue (4/8) ... arm trouble forced an early end to his year ... underwent successful ulnar transposition surgery after the season.
2008: Made six relief appearances on the season ... allowed one run and struck out one in his collegiate debut at Tennessee Tech (2/22) ... threw a scoreless inning of relief versus Bucknell (3/12) ... pitched one inning of scoreless relief against Northern Iowa (4/13) ... threw a career-high 3.1 innings against Saint Louis (4/30).
McHenry HS: A letter winner in both football and baseball ... used primarily as a closer, and recorded eight saves and four wins as a senior ... named the team captain in baseball his senior year ... helped his team to a second-place finish in the conference and a regional championship with a 21-7 record ... member of the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born 1-9-89 in Mt. Prospect, Ill. ... son of Ron and Char Werderitch ... has two sisters, Jackie and Julia ... major: industrial technology