Biography and Career Highlights
2011: Established a 1.69 ERA (third-lowest) and a 1-1 record with one save ... appeared a career-high 24 times out of the bullpen ... pitched 26.2 innings ... struck out 30 batters and walked just 15 ... limited opposing batters to a .182 average against him ... opened the season at Belmont with a three-inning, one-earned run performance, with four strikeouts (2/19) ... notched the save with a two-inning, two strikeout, shutout effort against Creighton (4/8) ... earned the win after pitching 1.2 shutout innings at Eastern Illinois (5/11) ... did not allow an earned run versus Milwaukee (2/26 and 2/27), against Xavier (3/5), at Miami (3/8), versus North Dakota State (3/13), against SIU Edwardsville (3/16), versus Austin Peay (3/18), against Oakland (3/25), versus Chicago State (4/1 and 4/3), against Creighton (4/8), at Wichita State (4/23), versus Indiana State (4/29), at Eastern Illinois (5/11), at Southern Illinois (5/13 and 5/15), at Western Illinois (5/17) and against Evansville (5/19, 5/20 and 5/21).
2010: Appeared six times out of the bullpen ... pitched 3.2 innings, amassing an 0-0 record with a 24.55 ERA ... recorded three strikeouts ... pitched 0.2 without allowing an earned run and recording a strikeout against Indiana (3/5) ... tossed a season-high one inning of relief against Eastern Illinois, allowing just one earned run (5/12).
2009: Made four appearances, all in relief ... pitched in three games during team's spring trip and in the conference opener against Evansville (3/20) before arm issues ended his season ... was granted a medical hardship ... struck out nine batters in 7.0 innings ... limited opposing hitters to a .231 batting average ... struck out a career-high six batters in two innings at Texas-San Antonio (3/10) ... pitched two perfect innings of relief against UTPA (3/14).
2008: Appeared in seven games with two starts ... threw two scoreless innings in his first appearance of the season at Tennessee Tech (2/22) ... allowed only one run on three hits in 2.1 innings of work against Bucknell (3/12) ... earned the win after throwing two innings of relief at Northern Illinois (4/23) ... made his first-career start at Illinois Wesleyan (4/29) ... allowed only two runs in a career-high four innings pitched in that game ... made his second-career start at Western Michigan (5/13) ... also made his debut in the batter's box, getting an at-bat against Northern Iowa (4/13) ... played for the Grand Lake Mariners in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
2007: Appeared in three games, all in relief ... earned the win in one inning of relief in first-career appearance at Memphis (3/14) ... also pitched against Big Ten foes Iowa (3/28) and Illinois (4/17) ... missed the latter part of the season due to injury.
Hinsdale South HS: Did not play his senior year due to injury ... named to the Dean's List as a senior ... went 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA as a junior ... added 52 strikeouts in 52.1 innings pitched ... all-area honorable mention selection ... named the team's most valuable pitcher ... threw a no-hitter in a regional playoff game ... also threw a regular-season no-hitter as a sophomore.
Personal: Born 10-14-87 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... son of John and Joanne Wielebnicki ... has two brothers, Josh and Jimmy, and a sister, Jaynia ... brother, Josh, is an assistant volleyball coach at Western Carolina, and played volleyball at Lewis University ... brother, Jimmy, plays volleyball at Cal State-Northridge ... major: construction management