2013 Spring Stats: 1-0, 8.10 ERA, 8 App, 1 GS, 10.0 IP
Cherry, a 6'9", 260-pound native of Dayton, Ohio will join the Mallards after his first season in Chapel Hill. His lone win on the season came in the ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech, when he made his first start of the season and went five innings and allowed one run on five hits.
Cherry attended Vandalia-Butler High School in Vandalia, Ohio and was ranked the No. 21 player in the nation by Perfect Game and No. 2 in the state of Ohio. Baseball America also ranked Cherry as the No. 38 player in the nation. He played in the Perfect Game All-American game in 2012 and was named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year his junior season.
Cherry went 9-2 with a 2.19 ERA and four shutouts in his senior season while striking out 84 batters in 60.2 innings. He was 6-1 with a 1.38 ERA in his junior season and struck out 94 batters in 56 innings of work.