JUNIOR YEAR / 2015
Made 13 appearances with eight starts on the mound for the Green and Gold during his junior season … Finished the season with a 7.31 ERA, logging 48.0 innings … Allowed 42 runs (39 earned), while striking out 32 batters … Finished the year with a 1-3 record and a save … Limited hitters to a .317 batting average against … Made his season debut in a start at Ole Miss (2/14) … Recorded five strikeouts in a start against Northern Kentucky (3/1) … Scattered two runs on five hits with three strikeouts against UMass Lowell (3/9) … Pitched the final three innings allowing a run and his first save of the season (4/5) … Tossed 5.1 innings allowing two runs on eight hits with four punchouts at Virginia (4/15) … Pitched a season-high 6.2 innings allowing two runs on four hits to go along with a season-high six strikeouts in his first win of the season at VMI (4/21) … Went 5.2 innings of relief allowing two runs (one earned) and struck out five at Delaware (4/26) … Finished the year going five innings of relief and allowing a run on four hits at George Washington (5/15).
Made 10 appearances, all starts for the Green and Gold in 2014 … Posted a 4-1 record with a 4.10 ERA … Finished the season with 48.1 innings pitched, allowed 54 hits, 24 runs (22 earned), with 14 walks and 29 strikeouts … Recorded four quality starts (6 innings pitched and less then 3 earned runs) … Made his first career start against Army (2/16) … Tossed a career high 7.1 innings against UMBC (3/2), scattering two runs on three hits, and striking out five batters … Pitched seven scoreless innings against Iona (3/16) allowing three hits, while striking out a career-high seven batters … Threw seven innings of scoreless baseball against Hofstra (4/27) surrendering three hits and had three punches.
Made 24 relief appearances for the Green and Gold … Compiled a record 1-1 and an ERA of 5.26 to go along with five saves … Saw 25.2 innings of work and fanned 19 batters … Made collegiate debut, and worked a scoreless inning of relief, in the season opening game at Clemson on Feb. 16 … Earned his first career save in the victory over Penn on March 1 … Picked up the win against Rutgers on March 10 … Earned his fifth save of the season after striking out three in a scoreless inning of relief against Longwood on March 20.
Three-year letter winnner for coach Bill Emerson at Paul VI ... Earned Perfect Game First-Team All-Region accolades in 2012 ... Garnered Perfect Game All-American honors in 2011 and 2012 ... Played travel baseball for the NVTBL Prospect All-Stars.
Son of Michael and Jacqueline Aker ... Father played football at Concordia University (St. Paul) ... Intends to major in finance at the College ... Enjoys hunting and fishing, going to the beach and playing basketball.