Tigers need series win at SEMO ahead of C-USA Tournament next week
2011 Appeared in school record 30 games and had a 1.58 ERA with eight saves ... His eight saves ranked him tied for second in single-season program history ... Had a 6-2 record in 40 innings of work ... Held opponents to a .255 average against and had 33 strikeouts to 19 walks ... Had 10-straight outings from April 14 (East Carolina) to May 11 (at Missouri) without allowing a run ... Picked up win at Mississippi State (2/29) with three strikeouts in 1.2 innings of relief ... Allowed two hits in two innings of work against Bradley, but earned his first save of the season ... Earned second win with one scoreless inning against Austin Peay (3/13) ... Picked up second save with 2.2 innings of two hit ball at Marshall (4/6) ... Retired all five batters he faced in save against East Carolina (4/14) ... Notched fourth save in his next outing, striking out three of the four batters he faced at Murray State (4/18) ... Retired the two batters he faced against Ole Miss (4/24) to record fifth save ... Notched sixth save in next outing, striking out one in one inning of relief at UCF (4/28) ... Allowed no hits in one and one-third inning against UAB to pick up third win ... The next day, improved to 4-2 with two inning outing against the Blazers ... Converted seventh save at Missouri (5/11), retiring all four batters he faced ... Clinched Memphis' spot in the C-USA Tournament Championship game with eighth save coming against Rice at C-USA Tournament.
2011 Made 11 appearances and finished with a 6.48 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 16.2 innings of work...Struck out one and posted a scoreless inning in relief versus Arkansas (3/23/11)...Allowed no runs on one hit in one inning of work against Alcorn State (4/1/11)...Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings against UAB (5/27/11) at C-USA Tournament to earn first win.
2010 Redshirted 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Prep Was a four-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Ring at Arlington High School...Put up record-setting numbers in his prep career at AHS...Holds Arlington's career marks for wins (15), innings pitched (185) and strikeouts (184)...Is also the Tigers' single-season record holder with 68 strikeouts in 78 innings in 2008...Earned first team All-Metro and All-Region accolades in 2008-09...Was a three-time 14AAA All-District selection (2006, 2008-09)...Helped Arlington to its first state tournament appearance in 2008 and a 22-15 finish in 2009...Was 2009 USA Classic National High School All-Tournament pick...Went 5-2 as a senior to guide AHS to a fourth-place finish in the TBR West Tennessee PollLettered two seasons on the gridiron at Arlington High.
Personal Son of Diana and Tim Van Eaton...An interdisciplinary studies major.