Game two scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday
Owls win 3-2
Owls look to improve Conference USA standing
Owls and Herd have never met
Owls fall 5-0
Sophomore (2013): Pitched six innings with six strikeouts in the team's first season win against Cincinnati (2/16)...carried the team to its first Sun Belt Conference victory with a 6-0 win over FIU (3/15) pitching 7.1 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week...held the lowest earned run average in the Sun Belt Conference at 2.97 and the fourth lowest opposing batting average of .236...was the starting pitcher in 17 of 18 appearances...named by the Sun Belt All-Conference as first team pitcher with an 8-4 record on the season, conference best earned run average of 2.80, 88 strikeouts and 25 walks in 86.2 innings...ranked first on the team with 103 strikeouts and second overall in the Sun Belt Conference, and had the most team wins as a pitcher...held the lowest opposing team batting average with .236...had a season low 1.37 era versus Arkansas State (3/23) and a record 10 strikeouts, which contributed to the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference baseball honors by Perfect Game.
Freshman (2012) :Ranked second on the team with 63 strikeouts...started 12 games, including nine in Sun Belt Conference action...posted a 3.82 earned run average and finished second on the team with 61.1 innings...had a career-best 10 strikeouts in six innings to complete a three-game sweep against FIU (3/18)...tossed six shutouts innings in a road win over Middle Tennessee (3/25)...had seven strikeouts and allowed just one hit in five innings against Louisiana (4/1)...tossed a career-high 6.1 innings at Troy (4/29)...played summer baseball for the Luray Wranglers in the Valley League for coach Mike Bocock...considered ace of the pitching staff...averaged more than a strikeout per inning and 15 strikeouts per nine innings.
High School: First team all-conference selection following his junior season at West Orange High School, playing for Head Coach Jesse Marlo.
Personal: Son of Renee Gomber...criminal justice major...hobbies include fishing and hunting.
Favorites: TV Show.....The Office
Ice Cream Flavor.....Oreo