|Hometown:||Oak Park, Ill.|
|High School:||Oak Park|
|Previous College:||St. Joseph's|
|Seasons at Butler:||1st season|
ransfer from St. Joseph's College...compiled a 5-2 record with a 3.12 ERA as a freshman at St. Joseph's...led the Great Lakes Conference with five saves...High School: All-State pitcher at Oak Park High School...first team all-area performer...two-time all-conference pick...named team MVP as a senior...set a school record with 30.3 consecutive scoreless innings...posted a 13-1 record with a 0.98 ERA as a junior and finished 8-4 with a 1.64 ERA as a senior...helped prep squad to a state runner-up finish as a junior...chalked up 195 strikeouts in three seasons...earned three varsity baseball letters...high school coach: Chris Ledbetter...Personal: Born January 7, 1984...son of Jim and Karen Matthews...journalism major.