Spent the 2008 season as a starter in the weekend rotation and ended the year with 12 starts and 50 innings pitched ... posted a record of 3-6 and an ERA of 8.46 ... struck out 48 batters ... IN BIG 12 PLAY
... finished with a 2-5 record and an 8.59 ERA ... logged 36 2/3 innings of work ... notched his first win of the year at the Minute Maid College Classic against Tennessee as he worked five innings and held the Volunteers to just three runs and struck out five ... earned his second win at home against Kansas State on April 20 in another five inning outing ... picked up his final win of the season in his last start against Baylor in which he held the Bears to just two runs over five frames and struck out five.
AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE
As a freshman for the Wolfpack he went 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA in nine appearances and eight starts ... logged 30 1/3 innings of work while registering 24 strikeouts and 17 walks ... was part of a club that finished the season 38-23 and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals.
A 2006 graduate of James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas ... was a two-sport letterwinner in baseball and football ... coached by Ronnie Lawrence (football) and Curt Colbertson (baseball) ... was part of two district championship teams in 2005 and 2006 ... first-team All-District in both 2005 and 2006 ... drafted in the 10th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros.
Born on Nov. 25, 1987, in Franklin, Pa., ... son of David and Tambra Karns ... his father David is in the United States Military and his mother Tambra is an interior designer ... has one younger sister, Amanda ... majoring in business.