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6-3 / 212
2007: Oliver pitched in 13 games for the Cowboys, starting 11 of those ... tied for second on the team with six wins ... first-career win came against Ball State (2/18) as he struck out five in five innings ... was 2-1 in conference games with victories over Kansas (3/25) and Texas Tech (5/13) ... had five or more strikeouts in six starts, including a career-high eight in a five-inning outing against Texas Tech ... did not allow a hit through the first five innings against the Red Raiders ... racked up 42 strikeouts in 44 innings ... pitched for the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League over the summer and was 1-1 with a 1.41 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 45 innings of work ... was named the 10th-best pro prospect in the league by Baseball America.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterman and all-state performer at Vermilion High School in Ohio ... as a senior, he was 6-0 with an 0.40 ERA and racked up 108 strikeouts in 52.7 innings ... for his career, he was 21-4 with three saves and an 0.96 ERA and had 354 strikeouts in 196 innings ... a 17th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins ... also considered North Carolina and LSU.
PERSONAL: A business management major ... son of Dave and Marilyn Oliver ... born Dec. 3, 1987 ... has a brother, Michael, and a sister, Ashley ... enjoys playing golf ... favorite movie is Major League ... favorite athlete is Roger Clemens ... chose OSU because of the coaches' ability to make him a better player.