In high school, led team to 4-A state title, going a team-best 10-2 with
a 0.87 ERA, 117 strikeouts and three saves as the squad went 27-8...
Also batted .410, three home runs and 23 RBI... Named 4A Player of the
Year in North Carolina by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches
Association, SW4A Conference Player of the Year, All-State... Louisville
Slugger All-State and All-Region selection