As a junior (`02): Acted as the number one or two starter during the season...led the team with 17 starts...after starting the season 0-2 he posted seven consecutive wins...his season-high nine strikeouts came against ranked opponent Stetson... earned a spot on the A-Sun All- Tournament Team after pitching a complete game against Jacksonville University, allowing two runs and striking out five in FAU's first win in the A-Sun Tournament...earned All- Conference honors after finishing the A-Sun season 6- 2...pitched six complete games, five against conference foes.
As a Sophomore (`01): Saw action in 19 games as the number two starter...pitched his first complete game and struck out 13 against Jacksonville in the A-Sun Tournament (5/17), both were career-highs...fanned 103 batters in 108 innings of work, while holding opponents to a .238 batting average...ranked fifth in the Atlantic Sun in strikeouts...got his second win of the season against no. 19 ranked Oklahoma State.
Summer League (`00): Played for the Hyannis Mets, a member of the Cape Cod League.
As a Freshman (`00): Earned his first collegiate start, two days into the season against Arizona State...pitched seven and one-third innings in that game and earned seven strikeouts...in his following start he tallied a season-high nine strikeouts against Bethune-Cookman and matched that strikeout mark versus Georgia State at the A-Sun Tournament...was predominately used as a middle reliever, but also saw time as a closer...his longest outing was his first... held opponents to a .269 batting average...tallied 59.6 innings of work which was the more than any pitcher on the staff other than the weekend three...retired 72 strikeouts, the most for a FAU freshman...ended the year with a 5-3 record and was forced into a starting role late in the season after working most of the season as a middle reliever/closer, due to injury.
Olympic Team (Summer `99): Played for the United states Junior Olympic team, which captured a Gold Medal...Olympics were held in Taiwan.
High School: Played for Rich Hoffman at Westminister Academy...earned a spot on the Olympic team...Player of the Year 3 1A, named All-American...posted a 30-1 high school record.
Personal: Criminal Justice major...son of Melinda Ayala...born July 17, 1981 in New York.