2006 (Junior): Earned first team all-Missouri Valley Conference ... Was draftetd in the 26th round by the Milwaukee Brewers ... Went 7-0 in 14 starts … Had a 2.81 ERA in 64 innings pitched … Longest outing of the year was 7.1 innings versus Indiana State (5/13) … Pitched seven innings three times, last was against Northern Iowa (5/19) … Recorded seven strikeouts in the 4-3 victory over Northern Iowa (5/19) ... Picked up his first win of the season versus Saint Louis (2/25) … Opponents had a .257 batting average against him ... Went 6-0 in MVC play with a 1.72 ERA ... Led the team in wins ... Team won 13 of his 14 starts.
2005 (Sophomore): Made 10 starts and one relief appearance before suffering an elbow injury in April, which later required him to have Tommy John surgery … Struck out 49 batters in 49 innings … Opened the year with three scoreless innings against Sam Houston State (2/12) … Tied his career high in strikeouts with eight against South Dakota State (3/15) and Southern Illinois (4/2) … Second on the team with 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings, and tops among pitchers with double-digit appearances … Pitched five shutout innings against South Dakota State (3/15) … Allowed the fewest extra-base hits among the six Bluejay pitchers to throw over 44 innings … Threw six innings of one-hit ball against Southern Illinois (4/2) … Finished the year with a 4.41 ERA.
2004 (Freshman): After coming out of the bullpen eight times, received his first start against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on April 14, pitching three innings of five-hit ball without giving up a run ... Made his first career appearance at Air Force (2/15) … Limited left-handed hitters to a .216 batting average … Struck out eight in 4.2 innings of work at Northern Iowa (5/2) ... Earned his first victory by pitching 2.1 innings out of the bullpen against Evansville (4/4) ... Pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief at Bradley (5/16) … Second on the team with 9.51 strikeouts per nine innings.
High School: Earned three varsity letters in baseball ... Named first-team all-conference his junior and senior years and first-team all-state his senior year ... A Daily Herald all-area selection his junior and senior seasons ... Played in the ESCC, Illinois and Jack Kaiser All-Star games ... Led team to a 26-4 record and a conference championship as a junior and a 25-6 mark, a second-place conference finish and a regional championship as a senior ... Played in and started every game his final two seasons ... Hit .380 with 45 RBI while going 10-1 on the mound with 89 strikeouts as a senior ... Set a new school record with 20 doubles ... Compiled a career record of 19-5 with 208 strikeouts ... Summer team, the Midland Redskins, finished second in the Connie Mack World Series in 2003 and he set the team's all-time ERA record at 0.35 ... His 2002 summer team, the Upper Deck Cougars, won the CABIA national championship ... Played on the same summer league team which produced major leaguers Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Larkin, Mark Mulder, Corey Patterson and Zack Greinke.
Personal: The son of Keith and Debbie Lewis ... Born Oct. 3, 1984 in
|High School:||Benet Acedemy|