Opens 2007 season on the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List. Tabbed by Collegiate Baseball as the "Projected Pitcher of the Year" for the Mid-American Conference.
2006 Summer: Earned the Fireman of the Year award in Central Illinois Collegiate League while pitching for the Quincy Stars ... Named to CICL end of season all-star team ... Saved nine games and had one victory with 0.73 ERA in 22 appearences ... Pitched 24.2 innings, allowing just two earned runs and fanning 28 ... Factored in all 10 of team's wins ... Named to CICL All-Star Game and earned save with scoreless ninth to close out contest.
2006: Named First-Team All-Mideast Region by American Baseball Coaches Association & Rawlings, becoming first Huskie to receive that honor ... Earned First-Team All-MAC accolade ... Notched 11 saves while posting a 2-1 record with a microscopic 0.49 ERA in 29 appearances ... Save total was second-most in NIU season history and ranked third in MAC for 2006 ... Struck out 45 and allowed just 15 hits and two earned runs in 36.2 innings while opponents batted .117 ... Went 1-1 with four saves in 12 MAC appearances ... Struck out 16 while yielding six hits, one earned run, and a .115 opponent batting average in 15.1 conference innings ... Began season by not allowing an earned run in first 16.1 innings pitched and ran streak to 22.2 innings dating back to 2005 ... Set down first 10 batters faced to open season, six by strikeout ... Fanned both batters faced at Arizona State (2/3) ... Threw two scoreless innings of relief at ASU (2/5) ... Struck out three in one inning vs. Eastern Illinois (2/24) ... Notched first save with 1.1 innings of work at Evansville (2/25) ... Pitched final two innings with three strikeouts at Southern Illinois (3/5) ... Retired side, fanning two, at St. Mary's (3/11) ... Entered game with bases loaded and earned save with 1.2 inning outing, striking out two at San Jose State (3/13) ... Struck out two in one inning of work at Nevada (3/16) ... Threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout at Nevada (3/19) ... Pitched scoreless inning with strikeout to preserve win in game two at Ohio (3/25) ... Notched save and struck out three in 1.2 innings at Ohio (3/26) ... Picked up win in relief in game one of doubleheader vs. Bradley (3/28) ... Earned save in game two vs. BU (3/28) ... Notched save with scoreless inning while fanning two vs. Akron (3/31) ... Garnered save by retiring final out vs. Kent State (4/9) ... Earned save with two innings of scoreless relief while striking out two at Northern Iowa (4/12) ... Earned win by retiring all seven batters faced over final 2.2 innings at Miami (4/16) ... Fanned two in inning vs. Chicago State (4/19) ... Notched save and struck out one in inning vs. Central Michigan (4/21) ... Earned save with 1.1 scoreless innings and one strikeout vs. UIC (4/25) ... Fanned three in 1.1 scoreless innings at Eastern Michigan (4/30) ... Collected save with one inning of work at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Notched save with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings vs. Northwestern (5/3) ... Threw final 2.2 innings but took loss on unearned run at Western Michigan (5/6) ... Fanned one in scoreless inning of relief vs. Toledo (5/19) ... Retired all five batters faced, striking out three, in 1.2 innings of hitless work vs. UT (5/20).
2005: Anchored bullpen by establishing new school and conference record with 33 appearances ... Went 1-3 with 3.15 ERA and two saves in 34.1 innings of work, striking out 29 along the way ... Earned first win of season with 2.0 innings of work, fanning two, at Bradley (3/30) ... Notched save with two shutout innings against Illinois State (4/5) ... Earned save by recording final two outs against Bowling Green (4/17) ... Worked three innings against Central Michigan (4/24) ... Tossed season-high 4.0 innings and struck out five vs. Purdue-North Central (4/26).
2004: Appeared in nine games, making three starts, and compiled a 1-0 record ... Pitched 5.0 innings in rain-shortened six-inning contest and allowed just one hit while striking out two vs. North Central College (5/12).
High School: Named First-Team All-Suburban Catholic Conference and garnered All-Area accolades from the Daily Herald, Aurora Beacon-News and Kane County Chronicle as senior ... Named team's MVP after posting 1.94 ERA with 99 strikeouts in 57.2 innings ... Totaled three wins and 84 strikeouts with 4.53 ERA as junior ... Team captain each of final two seasons.
Personal: Son of Dean and Cheri German ... Born June 27, 1984 ... Majoring in Business Management.
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