2005: Appeared in 22 games, second-most on squad ... also started five games ... struck out team-best 58 batters ... fired 58.1 innings, third-highest on team ... went career-high 6.2 innings out of bullpen at Ohio (4/15) ... struck out career-best seven hitters in that game ... earned first win at Jacksonville State (2/26) after tossing 4.2 innings of relief ... earned win March 26 in second game of doubleheader vs. Eastern Michigan, firing 3.2 innings of one-hit relief ... in final appearance of season, tossed five innings of one-run, three-hit ball with four strikeouts ... pitched for Omaha Varsity Gold for MINK League, going 4-2 with 3.06 ERA and 48 strikeouts.
Barton County Community College: Went 3-0 with 3.02 ERA in sophomore season at Barton ... had 42 strikeouts and one save that season ... played in Strike Zone Summer League (Omaha, Neb.) and Rocky Top (Lincoln, Neb.).
High School: As senior at Lincoln Southeast High School, went 4-3 with 4.34 ERA and 44 strikeouts ... awards included All-City, Honorable Mention Super State and Cornhusker League All-Star.
Personal: Born Sept. 12, 1983 ... parents are Owen and Sandra Knippelmeyer ... has older sister, Brenda (24) ... major is parks and recreation.