2003: Won the Craig Hendricks Sportsmanship Award at the end of the season...was a dependable second starter with 84.1 innings pitched, which was fourth-most in the Big Ten...came up on the short end of many close games, including an eight-strikeout, complete-game loss to Northwestern (4/6)...allowed only 16 earned runs in his last 46 innings, but had just one Big Ten win to his credit....Named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-American...Baseball America Preseason All-Big Ten Pitcher.
2002: Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after setting an MSU single-season mark for wins with an 11-3 record...posted a 2.43 ERA in Big Ten action, allowing only 11 earned runs in over 40 innings on the mound...struck out 60 batters and walked just 13 in 81.1 innings of work...made 16 appearances and 13 starts...second on the team with five complete games...in the face of elimination, struck out a career-high 10 batters and only gave up one run on five hits in an eight-inning win over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament (5/24)...threw a complete-game shutout at Penn State (5/18)...tossed back-to-back complete games in wins over Minnesota (3/30) and Northwestern (4/6)...struck out nine and allowed one run in win at Eastern Kentucky (3/17)...won his first collegiate game against Charlotte (3/4)...made collegiate debut vs. UNLV (2/23).
High School: Earned three letters while playing for Coach Ray Hamilton at Lakota East...earned team MVP honors, best infielder honors, honorable mention all-city and second team all-conference...named first-team all-conference as a junior...set school record for batting average (.524)...captained baseball and basketball teams as a senior.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1982, to Tim and Maureen Day...a kinesiology major...favorite player is Ken Griffey Jr., and favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds...father is his biggest baseball influence.
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