How would you describe yourself as a pitcher? Are there any guys in Major League Baseball you try to emulate?
"I like to be a competitor on the mound and someone the guys can trust every weekend for my school or summer ball. I kind of pitch like David Price with how he pitches to contact. I’m not very overpowering. I like to hit my spots, go out there and compete, and just focus on that game or that pitch. And I love to win."
You stepped into the rotation right away as a freshman, winning six games and Rookie and Pitcher of the Year honors in the America East Conference. What would you point to as the keys to your success?
"I talked to a lot of my friends who play college ball and they mentioned that just being consistent will take you very far. You pitch once a week as a starting pitcher, so I try to keep the same routine or have a set process about how I want to attack that week. It’s always about throwing with a purpose, whether it’s in the bullpen, playing catch or right before the game. You just want to pitch with a purpose and not just go out there to throw."