2003: Went 3-0 on the mound with wins over Wayne State, Indiana Tech and Penn State...made 21 appearances in relief, tied for most on the team...fifth on the team with a 5.48 ERA...posted an opposing batting average of .253, second on the team...earned first win of season in a 13-12 battle against Wayne State on April 15...posted a 12-9 victory May 6 against Indiana Tech...final win of season came May 17 in a 3-0 win against Penn State, his only win in Big Ten action...finished ninth in the Big Ten in appearances with 21...made three starts in left field in the Penn State series with nine at bats, two hits and one RBI...recorded six putouts in final game of season against Penn State
2002: Did Not Pitch
2001: Made 13 appearances and threw 9.2 innings of relief...struck out six batters.
High School: Three-time member of the all-city and Bud Roth Tournament teams...named to the all-district and all-state teams twice...team captain in baseball in 1998 and `99...compiled a 14-3 career record...had a 1.44 ERA his senior season...hit .519 his junior season...Who's Who in High School Academics.
Personal: Born April 29, 1981 in Toledo, Ohio, to Ralph and Barb Kurtz...majoring in building construction mangement...favorite player is Pete Rose...lists his high school coach Don Kober as his biggest baseball influence.