Week eight of the NIU Baseball Podcast, reviewing the sweep of the Akron series, highlights of the weekend and previewing the upcoming series with Central Michigan.
2013: Pitched four innings over five relief appearances ... Hurled a scoreless frame and recorded his first strikeout at Murray State (March 12) ... Threw a seaon-best two innings versus Bradley (April 16).
PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons for the Dragons ... Made eight appearances in freshman and sophomore seasons, with one start each season ... Totaled a 1-0 record in 2012, with 10 strikeouts and a 4.67 ERA in 17.1 innings ... Struck out 10 and only surrendered six earned runs in 13 innings (4.15 ERA) in rookie campaign. JUSTIN WAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time letter winner on baseball squad ... Team reached the Texas 4A State semifinals in senior season ... 3A regional semifinalist in sophomore year ... Second team all-conference in junior season, hurling 32 innings with a 3.94 earned run average ... Used a pinch runner and batter in senior season after sustaining injury. PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born July 14, 1992 ... Son of John and Kelley Justice ... Was on the President's List in final semester at Paris JC (Spring '12) ... Named to the Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges list in 2012 ... Would like to major in corporate communications ... Intends to pursue a career in the sport management field ... Enjoys fishing, running and playing video games ... Admires Justin Verlander because of his respect and approach to the game of baseball ... Member of the DeKalb County Liners during Summer of 2012 ... Won a state championship with the DBAT Mustangs.