* 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Conference
Stuck out eight in 6.1 innings pitched against Arizona State on March 1, allowing just one run on six hits ... Set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 6.2 innings on the mound against Ball State on March 8, earning his first win of the year ... Turned in a career-long performance of 8.0 innings pitched against Texas on March 15, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out four ... Struck out nine in 5.2 inning pitched in the final game of the series with Texas A&M on March 22 ... Had nine strikeouts in six inning of work against Oklahoma on April 5, allowing four runs on six hits to record his second win of the season ... Allowed two runs in seven innings pitched against Texas Tech on April 26, striking out nine to earn the victory, his fourth of the year ... Won his second-straight start, allowing three runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and no walks in six innings against Nebraska on May 3 ... Retired the final two batters against Texas A&M on May 20 in the Big 12 Tournament to pick up his first save of the year and the fifth of his career ... Recorded his sixth victory of the season with seven innings pitched against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament, striking out six batters.
Pitched in 22 games for Missouri, starting once, and was part of two combined shutouts on the year ... Was second on the team with four saves on the season ... Did not allow an earned run in 1.2 innings pitched against Michigan State on Feb. 23, in his first appearance for MU ... Did not allow an earned run in six of his first seven appearances (8.2 IP) ... Picked up his first save of the season with 1.1 scoreless innings of work against Indiana State on March 8 ... Earned his second save as he pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning in game one of a doubleheader against Toledo on March 16 ... Was perfect in two innings of work against Baylor on March 22 for his third save of the year ... Pitched a scoreless ninth inning to close a shutout of Texas Tech on March 28 for save number four ... Had a season-long outing of three innings against Texas on April 13 ... Set a season-high mark with three strikeouts against Oklahoma in 1.2 innings pitched on April 19 and earned the victory ... Pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings against Southern Illinois on April 23 ... Started on the mound against Nebraska on May 18 and struck out three in 3.2 innings pitched, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits ... Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, against Miami in the NCAA Regional.
Was 9-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 79 strikeouts as a senior at Blue Springs High School ... Also hit .410 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 2007 ... Was named the Area Player of the Year by the Kansas City Star and Eastern Jackson County Examiner in 2007 ... Named Louisville Slugger Missouri Player of the Year his senior season ... Was the Gatorade Player of the Year for Missouri in 2007 ... Earned Louisville Slugger 2007 All-America honors ... Selected to the all-state first team by the coaches and media and earned all-conference and all-metro first team recognition in 2007 ... Team won the Missouri State Championship his senior season ... Was a member of the Honor Roll, finishing with a 4.0 GPA.
Born in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Tom and Penny Tepesch ... Is a general agriculture major ... Was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 28th round of the 2007 MLB Draft.