Iowa Western CC
|Height / Weight:|
6-0 / 187
2010: Appeared in 16 games with 11 starts ... racked up at least six strikeouts in six games ... earned first-career win vs. Oklahoma Christian (3/2) with three innings of scoreless relief in which he recorded six strikeouts ... struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings vs. Alabama A&M (3/24) ... collected a career-best 11 strikeouts in seven innings of scoreless work against Texas-Arlington (4/27) ... drafted in the 22nd round of the 2010 MLB Draft by Oakland.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two years at Iowa Western in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... team was conference and district champions ... named to the all-conference team ... drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Draft ... also recruited by Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina State, Kansas State and Auburn.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years at Stillwater High School ... also played hockey ... went 6-1 with a 1.07 earned run average and 69 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched ... named to the all-state team.PERSONAL: Majoring in sociology ... born Nov., 17, 1988 ... son of Bill and Jill Strong ... has an older brother, Adam, and sister, Kaylin ... enjoys sports, fishing, and hanging out with friends ... favorite team is the Minnesota Twins ... favorite musician is Lil Wayne ... favorite movie is The Hangover.