Tigers have four players drafted for only the fifth time since 1985
2014 - Junior Made 16 appearances, including 14 starts, and posted a 6-5 record ... Finished with a 2.44 ERA in 88.2 innings ... Had 70 strikeouts against 24 walks ... Held opponets to a .237 average against ... Had nine quality starts and pitched six or more innings in 11 starts ... Pitched 3.2 innings in relief, earning a win against Western Michigan (February 15)... Did not allow earned run in first 26.1 innings of season ... Allowed one total run over first 26.1 innings of work ... First start game at Mississippi State (February 19) in which he pitched four innings and allowed no runs on three hits while striking out two ... Pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run, in 2-1 win over Belmont (February 25) and struck out six ... Pitched six shutout innings in win at Ole Miss (March 5) ... Had seven shutout innings in win over Houston (March 28) and struck out six ... Finished league play with 2-4 record and 2.68 ERA ... Earned American Athletic Conference First Team honors.
McLennan Community College/Kansas State Pitched one season for McLennan Community College, throwing 72.1 innings for the Highlanders to compile a 4-6 record ... Tied a single-season school record with 14 starts ... Recorded four complete games on the season, including a complete game shutout against Eastfield College ... Began his collegiate career at Kansas State, making 13 appearances with two starts (Northern Colorado, Kansas) for the Wildcats ... Totaled 18.0 innings on the mound, throwing a season-high five innings against Kansas ... Made his first collegiate start against Northern Colorado, pitching 2.2 innings with four strikeouts, four walks, four hits and three earned runs in a 7-5 KSU win.
Prep Lettered three years under coach Steve Frey at Elkhorn High School ... Went 5-2 with a 1.64 ERA in 2011 to help the Antlers to a district championship and state runner-up finish ... Earned Eastern Midlands All-Conference First Team, Second Team Superstate, Nebraska Class B First Team All-State and Under Armour and Rawlings Preseason All-American honors ... Set school records for most strikeouts in a game with 15 against Lincoln in 2010 along with most single season strikeouts in 2011 with 68.
Personal Son of Scott and Shannon Wallingford ... Also lettered three years as a quarterback and a forward ... Threw for 1,750 yards and 15 touchdowns his senior year in addition to six rushing touchdowns to help EHS to a state runner-up finish ... Named first team all-conference, first team all-district and was tabbed a First Team All-Omaha Area selection in football ... Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies.