2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Did not allow an earned run in his first eight appearances led the team with six saves and six wins (6-4 record) led the team with 21 appearances ranked seventh in the Big Ten in saves overall, and tied for fourth with four within conference play had a 2.62 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 44.2 innings held Big Ten hitters to a .233 batting average overall opposing average of .231 ranked ninth in the conference tallied a season-high four strikeouts in 3.0 innings against Northern Illinois (2/14) did not allow a run, while striking out three in 3.2 innings at Louisiana Tech (3/1) picked up a three-inning save by not allowing a run at Sacramento State (3/14) earned his third save over Northwestern (3/22) while striking out two entered the game with bases loaded and one out and struck out two batters to end the eighth and keep the game tied at Iowa (4/18) pitched a total of 4.2 innings in back-to-back appearances against Purdue, picking up two wins (5/9-5/10-11) struck out three, gave up just one hit and got the win in a two-inning outing at Indiana (5/15) struck out three over 2.2 innings against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (5/21) Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Threw 35.2 innings to a 4.92 ERA appearing in 18 games letter winner had a 3.09 ERA in 32 innings of relief fourth on the team in games finished (5) was the second most used player out of the bullpen with 17 appearances in relief had a 36:18 K:BB ratio held opponents to a .240 batting average and .216 in Big Ten play had five scoreless relief appearances in a row (2/27-3/12) struck out five in his second appearance as a Gopher in 2.2 innings against North Dakota St. (2/27) allowed no runs and struck out two in 3.2 innings in an extra innings (10) loss to Texas (3/23) pitched a career high 6.0 innings allowing no runs and striking out five in a 5-2 losing effort to Ohio St. (4/6) picked up his first colligate win against Augsburg College (4/16) in 1.1 innings of work did not allow an earned run and struck out two, but received the loss in 1.2 innings against Milwaukee (5/8) went 2.1 innings without allowing a run and striking out four for his second win against Nebraska (5/11) made his first career start against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament and struck out three in 3.2 innings.
Played at Waconia High School Lions All-Star member all-conference selection in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011 season best statistics include a 1.03 earned run average, 77 strikeouts in 44 innings of work as a junior had 45 strikeouts and a 4-3 record held a batting average of .358 with 13 RBIgave up both football and basketball to play with the Minnesota Blizzard travel team went 5-1 in 25.1 innings pitched and struck out 44 and held a 1.08 ERA in 2011 as the team went 28-5 and 7-3 in the league graduated with a 3.6 grade point average and a member of the National Honor Society.
Born November 22, 1993 son of Duane and Kathy Sawyer father, Duane, played football at Northwestern has two younger siblings plans to major in finance.