Hawk Item – Played summer ball in the Great Lakes League for the Great Lake Mariners (2009-2010)… played summer ball in the Iowa Valley for the Cedar Rapids Cougars (2008)… three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Honors – Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2011 – Saw action in 12 games, with three starts… finished season with a 4.91 ERA and an 0-3 record… allowed 14 earned runs in a career-high 25.2 innings pitched… opposing hitters batted .299 against the lefty… tallied 15 strikeouts… tossed best career outing against Creighton in home finale, allowing three runs in a career-high seven innings while allowing only three hits… did not allow a run in five of his final six outings… limited batters to a .218 average with runners on base and a .194 mark with two outs… notched a 1.35 ERA on the road and 3.60 ERA in conference action.
2010 Honors – Named Academic All-Big Ten. 2010 — Appeared in 10 games, all in relief… finished his junior campaign with a 9.00 ERA… appeared in two Big Ten contests… went a career-long three and one-third innings against Northern Illinois allowing no runs with two hits with a career-best six strikeouts (Apr. 21)… averaged 3.5 strikeouts per walk… compiled 14 strikeouts in 15 innings… academic all-Big Ten honoree.
2009 Honors – Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2009 – Played in 23 games with five starts… five starts in left field… three appearances on the mound… hit a .273 batting average… swiped only stolen base attempt… with one appearance and one inning pitched in the Big Ten, compiled a 0.00 ERA after allowing no hits or runs against Michigan State (Apr. 25)… hit .500 with two outs… all four RBI came with two outs… hit first collegiate double against Creighton (Apr. 29)… recorded one multi-RBI game… went 1-for-1 with two RBI against Western Illinois (Apr. 21)… longest hit streak was five games… academic all-Big Ten honoree.
2008 — Saw action in 13 games, with one start… got his first collegiate hit at Penn State (May 10)… appeared in seven games as a pitcher, with one start… finished with a 1-0 record… received his first win against Valparaiso (May 6)… had a 4.50 ERA with 10 innings pitched… was most effective against left handed hitters allowing only a .154 batting average… allowed no extra base hits with runners in scoring position… had the team[apos]s lowest opposing batting average with a .225… finished the season with a 1.000 win-loss percentage… was tied for second with the least amount of hits allowed (9)… allowed no home runs.
High School — Three-time first team all-state, all-district and all conference honoree… school record leader in doubles in a season and career strikeouts with a total of 248… posted a .505 batting average his senior year with 36 RBI and 20 steals… senior all-star series selection… played with the Johnson Country legion team… part of the 2005 and 2006 legion state champion squads and was the 2006 state tournament MVP runner up… earned two letters in football and basketball and four letters in track… was starting receiver on 2005 state championship football team… football team captain his senior year… three-year state track qualifier and place winner… 4×100 state champion in 2006… school record holder in 4×100, 4×200, 4×400… Iowa High School Athletic Association Bernie Sagau Award Winner in 2007 from…three-year National Honor Society member… member of the key club four years…three-year retreat team leader.
Personal — Born 3/16/89… parents are Matt and Elaine Pacha… finance major.