Scouting MacFarlane: Strong-armed right-hander who also possesses solid defensive skills on the infield...throws an above-average fastball and good off-speed pitches...will compete for a spot in the rotation or could pitch at the end of the game in late-inning relief...will also provide depth at the corner infield positions.
2007: Compiled a 1-0 record with a 5.83 ERA in 12 appearances...also appeared in two games as an infielder...started three contests on the mound...pitched 29.1 innings, striking out 15 and walking nine...hitless in one at-bat...walked and scored versus Quinnipiac (3/11)...made first career mound appearance versus St. Joseph's, pitching one scoreless frame and striking out one (3/4)...made first career start against Western Michigan, striking out five and giving up just one run over 3.1 innings (4/10)...pitched a shutout inning and fanned a pair at Minnesota (4/22)...worked 3.1 innings of relief at Michigan (4/28)...made best start of season at Western Michigan, allowing just three hits and just four baserunners over seven scoreless innings en route to getting the win (5/8)...started final game of the season, pitching 5.2 innings at Illinois (5/20).
Southeastern Illinois Community College (2005, 2006): Played two years for coach Paul McSparin at Southeastern Illinois Community College in Harrisburg, Ill.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for Coach Jeff Keener at Murphysboro High School...hit .340 with 16 doubles to earn all-conference honors as his team went 24-7 his senior year...his team won the regional title in 2004...was named American Legion District MVP in 2003 and 2005...also lettered in basketball and golf.
Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1986...son of Shawn and Leah MacFarlane...health studies major...enjoys playing any sport...favorite athlete is Derek Jeter...lists his father, his uncle and Mike Clough as his biggest baseball influences...pitched for the Quincy Gems in the Central Illinois Collegiate League in the summer of 2007.
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