2011: Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 38th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft ... named Horizon League Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Horizon League ... named to Capital One Academic All-District baseball Team and Horizon Academic All-League baseball team for the second-straight season ... earned the men's Panther Senior Athlete Award, given to the senior who has the best combined academic, athletic and community excellence ... put together impressive totals that all ranked among the league leaders in 2011 ... finished 6-4 with a 3.21 ERA, striking out 82 batters in 101.0 innings of work while allowing opponents to bat just .236 on the year ... his 15 starts were second-most in program history ... innings pitched and strikeouts total were both third-best all-time and ERA by a starter was fourth ... ranked third in the league in ERA, victories, strikeouts and innings pitched ... was unbeaten in league play, posting a 5-0 mark in eight starts, which included a pair of nine-inning no-decisions ... against league foes, he struck out 49 batters in 60.1 innings, giving up just 50 hits with an ERA of 2.39 ... in just two seasons at UWM, finishes career ranked second in program history in ERA at 3.62 (minimum 100 IP), sixth with 146 strikeouts and ninth in victories ... U.S. Army ROTC Athlete of the Month for April ... took a perfect game into the fifth inning in combined shutout of Santa Clara March 12, working 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing three hits and striking out three ... shut out Butler April 1, earning Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors after striking out a career-high nine batters in the complete game effort, giving up just four hits ... won his next start at UIC April 8, striking out six in 8.0 innings ... threw 9.0 frames against Wright State April 22, allowing just one earned run while recording nine K's in the no-decision ... threw a one-hitter against Youngstown State at Miller Park April 29, allowing just a leadoff single in the sixth ... beat Valparaiso May 14, giving up two earned runs in the complete-game ... again pitched 9.0 innings but did not get a decision against the Crusaders May 19 after UWM won in extra innings, walking none and striking out six ... also made 27 starts in the field, batting .269 ... recorded 28 hits, scored 18 runs and drove in six ... had two hits, two runs and two RBI against #16 Arkansas March 5 ... tied career-high with three-hit games against IPFW March 26, Butler April 2 and also against the Bulldogs May 15 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Enjoyed a stellar year on the mound, earning Horizon League Co-Newcomer of the Year honors after going 7-5 with a 4.03 ERA in 16 games, all starts ... also named to the league all-newcomer team ... selected a member of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team and also to the Horizon Academic All-League baseball team ... compiled team-leading totals of 64 strikeouts, 102.2 innings pitched and two complete games ... earned MVP and all-tournament team honors after his performance in the Horizon League Tournament ... his 16 starts set a team record and led the league ... his innings total was second in the league and second in program history ... second in Horizon League in victories, sixth in strikeouts ... ranked first or second all season long in ERA, finishing second in the league overall ... .261 opponent batting average also ranked second ... made UWM debut against Arkansas State Feb. 28 ... earned first win against SIU Edwardsville March 6 ... pitched well in return to Arkansas March 13, pitching into the seventh against the #14 Razorbacks ... named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after striking out seven and taking a shutout into the eighth against #25 Kansas State March 19 ... allowed no earned runs in 8.0 innings against UIC March 26, striking out seven while allowing just three hits ... threw a complete game against Cleveland State April 2, striking out six ... picked up the win against St. Norbert April 9 ... allowed just two earned runs in 6.2 innings of a win against Wright State May 7 ... Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for a second time after beating Youngstown State May 22, allowing just one earned run in 8.0 innings ... threw 150 pitches in a complete-game gem against Valparaiso in the opener of the Horizon League Tournament ... scattered six hits and struck out four in the 3-1 win, earning U.S. Army Player of the Game honors ... came back on short rest to pitch UWM to the league title against Wright State May 30, going 6.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out four ... earned the start against #1 Arizona State in the NCAA Tournament opener June 4 ... also batted .250 in 18 games at the plate ... started the season-opener at DH ... went 2-for-2 at #14 Arkansas March 12, driving in and scoring a run ... tripled against Northern Illinois May 18 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to UWM: A transfer from the University of Arkansas who had to sit out the 2009 season due to NCAA regulations ... appeared in 13 games in his two seasons at Arkansas, going 1-0 with 12 strikeouts in 13.2 innings of work while earning SEC All-Academic honors both years ... saw action on the mound only at Arkansas; will also catch at Milwaukee, his position in high school.
High School: Enjoyed a stellar high school career where he was named the No. 5 pro prospect in the state of Wisconsin by Baseball America ... earned Wisconsin Coaches Association All-State, all-district and Fox Valley Athletics All-Conference honors three times ... batted .362 as a senior with three doubles, a home run and 11 runs batted in while earning District 4 Player of the Year honors ... also posted a 7-3 record on the mound with a 1.89 ERA, two saves and 58 strikeouts in 44.1 innings ... batted .322 and went 7-2 with a 1.03 ERA as a junior en route to his first district player of the year award ... that followed a sophomore campaign that saw him post a .542 average ... a Wisconsin Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Son of Tim and Nancy Pierce ... majoring in education and minoring in math and social studies ... career goals are to win a league championship, make regionals and end up at the College World Series ... lists video games, watching sports, football and baseball as hobbies and interests ... considers winning the Horizon League Tournament and going to NCAA Regionals in 2010 to be his most memorable sports experience ... born Nov. 20, 1987.