2006/2007: Attended Elizabethtown High School. During senior season the team was 17th District Champions and 5th region Champions. He was named to the All 17th District and All 5th Region Tournament Teams. He also was selected to the News Enterprise All Area Team. Led the 17th District in hits and RBIs.
2007/2008: Attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a member of the Varsity baseball team.
2008/2009: Kentucky Wesleyan College and was the # 2 Tetris Player in KY.
2009/2010: Transferred to UC where he appeared in 11 games with 10 starts (6 complete games). He had a 5-3 record with a 5.17 ERA in 62.2 innings pitched with 64 strikeouts. During the summer he played in the New York City Baseball League (NYCBL) for the Albany Dutchmen. Earned the Spotlight Player of the Week honor for his complete game win while with the Dutchmen.