|Hometown:||Santa Clarita, Calif.|
|High School:||Hart H.S.|
Had a difficult time matching stellar freshman season...Posted 3-3 record with 7.00 ERA in 14 appearances...Tossed third most innings of any pitcher with 54...Finished tied for fewest walks per game in Big West with a 1.33 average.
True freshman was very impressive on the mound for UCSB. Had a 6-1 record in nine starts, including a complete game conference victory against UOP.
Pitched at Hart High School...Coached by Jim Ozella and Bud Murray...All-Foothill league and All-CIF as a junior and senior...Made the Los Angeles Dodger Elite team in 2000 and the Daily news All-Star team in 2001...In all four years of high school, team was Foothill league Champions...CIF Southern Section champs in 1999...As a senior posted an 8-2 record with a 2.33 ERA while striking out 64 batters...As a junior went a perfect 11-0 with a 1.67 ERA and 60 K's...Threw one no-hitter and three shutouts in high school career...Academic honors include, Academic All-American, Honor Scholar Award and Honors Society...Also participated in basketball and cross country.
Born November 1, 1982 in Santa Clarita, CA...Biopsychology major...Nicknamed Bird...Roots for the Dodgers...Favorite athletes are Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens...Favorite movies are The Matrix and Dumb and Dumber...Enjoys watching The Simpsons...Most memorable sports moment was pitching in the 2001 CIF Southern Section Championship game...Has two sisters, Julie and Jamie...Son of Jim and Carol Posthumus.