Career Notes: One of the hardest throwers on the team...in search of consistent command with overpowering fastball...made only one appearance sophomore year due to season-ending surgery...sees innings out of the bullpen...drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 40th round of the MLB draft at conclusion of 2011 season...redrafted in 2012 in the 17th round by the San Diego Padres.
2012: Struck out 37 hitters in 28.2 innings (11.62 SO/9)...37:14 SO:BB ratio...owned a perfect 2-0 record at the season's end...did not allow a hit in 10 of his 20 appearances...did not allow any earned runs in 15 of those 20 game appearances...struck out the side three times in 16 chances...allowed only one extra base hit all season.
2011: Appeared in 13 games in first season back from surgery...held a 0.00 earned run average through his first three appearances (four innings) back...went 2-2 with an earned run average of 8.31 for the season...pitched 13 innings, all out of the bullpen.
2010: Pitched in one game at Samford (2/19) before requiring season-ending surgery...received a medical redshirt.
2009: Made six appearances out of the bullpen...tossed 5.1 innings and recorded eight strikeouts...held opponents to a .167 batting average...held left-handed batters hitless (0-for-7)...averaged 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings...fired an inning of relief with a strikeout in collegiate debut vs. Radford (2/27)...struck out the side vs. UAB (4/12)...pitched a perfect inning out of the pen with a pair of punch outs at No. 2 Rice (4/18).
High School: Was a 2007 all-state selection while at PikeView HS...was a two-time member of the Charlotte Megastars...played one summer season with Beckley Bash Post 32 squad...ranked 115 in the Perfect Game 2008 Class...registered a 3.3-3.5 GPA in high school...was a member of FCA, FCCLA, Pep, Natural Helpers and Environmental clubs.
Personal: Born Sept. 29, 1989...son of Joe and Tina Church...father played football at Concord University...has one sibling: Darrell...majoring in physical education.