Junior (2009): Opened the season in the starting rotation before moving to the bullpen after seven starts...last appearance was on April 15 due to an elbow injury...appeared in 10 games, logging 36.2 innings with a 4-2 record and 5.40 ERA...fanned 35...won first start, holding Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to one run on four hits while striking out a season-high seven...struck out six over four innings in his next start on Feb. 28 against Northern Colorado, but did not factor into the decision...pitched a season-high six innings on four different occasions, including three starts in a row for three wins in a row...tossed two innings of relief work over three outings, allowing three hits and no runs.
Summer 2008: Played summer ball for the Brazos Valley Bombers in Bryan, Texas...3.06 ERA.
Navarro Junior College (2008 & 2007): Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 (44th round) when a freshman and the bulldogs closer.
High School: 2006 graduate of Stephenville High School in Stephenville, Texas... lettered in baseball and football.
Personal: Born June 9, 1987 in Hays, Kan., to Dee Dee and Duane Dirk...has two older brothers, DJ and John, and one older sister, Jennifer...John plays football at Sam Houston State...hobbies include hunting and fishing...favorite player is Josh Beckett...favorite food is ribeye steak.