CAREER ACCOLADES 2014 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American 2014 NCBWA Freshman All-American 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
Alabama’s all-time career saves leader with 29 … named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List on April 28 as part of the 40-man roster vying for the award given to the nation’s top closer. Maryland (2/19): Earned his first save of the season on eight pitches in the opener, working 1.0 IP and striking out one. Maryland (2/21): Notched his second save in the series finale, tossing 2.0 innings and striking out four across 26 total pitches. North Dakota (2/27): Nailed down his third save in as many chances, working a 1-2-3 frame with two strikeouts. North Dakota (2/28): Began warming in a save situation, but a four-run eighth eliminated his chances at collecting a save ... sat down the hitters in order and collected one strikeout. Troy (3/1): Entered with two down in the eighth and retired four straight hitters, three by way of the strikeout, to earn his fourth save of 2016 ... the stop was his 22nd career save to set the Alabama all-time mark. N.C. State (3/5): Worked 1.2 innings, allowing two hits and two walks in the Tide’s losing effort ... added two strikeouts to his season total. Georgia (3/31): Entered in the 13th inning, loading the bases with three straight walks before striking out the final three batters to collect his fifth save of the year. Alcorn State (4/5): Collected his sixth save of the season in game one against the Braves, working 1.0 inning with a walk and three strikeouts. Kentucky (4/10): Earned his seventh save of the season, throwing 1.1 inning and allowing two hits while striking out two help the Crimson Tide avoid the sweep on Sunday. UAB (4/12): Collected his eighth save of the year, striking out three batters in the outing. Ole Miss (4/16): Earned his ninth save of the season working 2.0 innings, allowing one hit while striking out two. Troy (4/19): Notched his tenth save of the year, throwing 1.0 inning, allowing one hit with a strikeout and a walk. Texas A&M (4/23): Allowed his first run of the season, working 1.0 inning and giving up two hits with a strikeout. Texas A&M (4/24): Gave up the game-winning hit to the lone batter he faced. Mississippi State (4/30): Threw 1.0 inning in game one of the doubleheader. Auburn (5/7): Collected his first win of the season, working the final 2.0 innings and allowing two hits while striking out three. Arkansas (5/13): Notched his career-high tying 11th save of the season, throwing 1.2 innings with a walk and two strikeouts against the Hogs. Arkansas (5/15): Blew his first save of the season, but rallied back to secure his second win of the year … worked 2.0 innings, allowing only one hit – a two-run home run (both runs unearned) in the eighth … the Crimson Tide rallied for four runs in the ninth and the eventual 7-4 win.
SOPHOMORE (2015) Finished his sophomore campaign as the team leader in saves with seven across his team-high 27 appearances out of the Crimson Tide bullpen ... went 1-3 and worked 36.1 innings, allowing 13 earned runs for a 3.22 ERA ... collected 38 strikeouts and limited opposing hitters to a .252 average ... in conference play, owned a 3.80 ERA (9 ER/21.1 IP) with a 1-1 record and three saves across his team-leading 14 appearances ... made five consecutive scoreless relief outings from March 3-15 (6.2 IP) and six scoreless appearances starting on May 8 until the end of the season (7.1 IP) ... heated up in the final month, going 1-0 with three saves and sporting a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP) with 10 punchouts in his seven appearances, all against conference foes. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/15): Made his first appearance of the season, tossing 1.0 inning and allowing one hit while striking out three. Savannah State (2/24): Worked a season-high 2.2 IP in game one against the Tigers, striking out three with a hit and a walk allowed. Louisiana-Lafayette (2/28): Suffered the loss despite striking out a season-high five batters across 2.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. Lipscomb (3/6): Worked a perfect 1-2-3 ninth inning, striking out the side for his first save of the year. Lipscomb (3/8): Collected his second save of the weekend and season, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning to help the Tide claim the 3-0 shutout win and the series in Mobile. Mississippi State (3/14): Made his first appearance in conference action, tossing 2.0 innings and allowing a hit and walk while striking out one. Mississippi State (3/15): Wrapped up the series finale with a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his third save of the season and first against an SEC foe. Samford (3/17): Collected his third save in as many games and fourth overall with 1.0 inning of work, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two Bulldogs. Auburn (5/8): Earned his first win of 2015, tossing 1.2 innings and allowing two walks with three punchouts ... entered with the game knotted at 2-2 before the Tide used back-to-back solo homers in the top of the ninth to pull in front for the series-opening win. Auburn (5/9): Earned his fifth save of the season, working 1.1 innings with one strikeout to help the Tide claim the series victory. Auburn (5/10): Entered in his third consecutive game to ensure the series sweep, working the final inning and walking one with one strikeout. Vanderbilt (5/16): Notched his sixth save, working 1.2 scoreless innings to help hand the seventh-ranked Commodores their first shutout all year. Missouri (5/21): Tossed a perfect ninth that included two strikeouts for his seventh and final save, helping the Crimson Tide advance to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
FRESHMAN (2014) Was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA ... also chosen as the relief pitcher on the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team ... one of four freshmen that was named to the NCBWA Mid-Season Stopper of the Year Watch List ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 21 - his second time in 2014 - after recording one save against UAB and two at No. 29 Tennessee ... in that week's contests, he tossed 4.1 scoreless IP with six strikeouts while allowing just one hit ... also earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on March 17 after striking out five in 3.2 scoreless, hitless IP against Samford and the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats ... led the 2014 team in saves with 11 ... finished the season tied with Lance Cormier (1999) for saves in a freshman season with 11, one short of teammate Ray Castillo's 12 in 2013 ... owned a 4-2 record with a 2.15 ERA (9 ER/37.2 IP) and a .173 average against in a team-high 24 relief appearances. St. Louis (2/15): Picked up the win in his first career appearance against Saint Louis, striking out one and allowing no hits. Auburn (3/5): Was named MVP of the Capital City Classic in the win versus Auburn thanks to his 3.0 scoreless, no-hit IP and three strikeouts. Samford (3/11): Pitched a perfect final inning to close out the Bulldogs and earn the save. Kentucky (3/15): Collected his third win of the season after striking out one in a perfect 10th inning against the 20th-ranked Wildcats. Ole Miss (3/28): Earned his second save of the season after blanking the No. 9 Rebels in the final 2.1 innings of the series opener. Louisiana-Monroe (4/1): Notched his third save of the season against ULM after striking out one in an unblemished ninth inning. UAB (4/16): Got a five-out, hitless save versus the Blazers inside Regions Field. Tennessee (4/19): Registered the save after striking out one in a scoreless, one-hit inning in Knoxville. South Carolina (4/26): Allowed one hit and struck out three in an eight-out save in Columbia against the No. 8 Gamecocks. Mississippi State (5/17): Picked up his 10th save of the year after tossing the final 2.1 IP against the 16th-ranked Bulldogs.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Ranked as the state of Alabama's No. 2 left-handed pitcher and 13th overall in the state by Perfect Game USA ... also rated by PG as the 52nd best lefty nationally ... named to the 2013 Rawlings Southeast All-Region Second Team ... named Alabama Sportswriter Association 3A Pitcher of the Year for 2013 and was part of the ASWA Super All-State team, as well as the ASWA 3A All-State team ... selected by USA TODAY to the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Alabama Baseball team ... named 2013 Times Daily Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year ... posted a 12-1 record as a senior at Mars Hill Bible School ... helped his team finish as the state runner-up in 2013 ... ASWA Class 2A First Team All-State selection in 2011 and 2012 as a first baseman ... named the Class 2A Hitter and Player of the Year by the ASWA in 2012 ... also named 2012 player of the year by the Times Daily ... selected to the Forrest Green North Squad for the 2012 ABCA All-Star Event ... helped MBHS earn its fourth state championship when he was named the MVP of the 2012 state tournament ... as a junior, led the team in hitting with a .484 average, 27 doubles, nine home runs and 77 RBI ... posted a 9-1 record on the mound in 2012, including a perfect game, two saves, a 0.88 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 63.0 IP ... took home state finals MVP as part of the MHBS squad that won the state title in 2010 ... set the school record for RBI in a single season and became the school's all-time leader with 28 career home runs ... parents are Ed and Amy Burrows ... has one brother, Ben ... cousin Tom McCrary played defensive tackle for Alabama from 1982-84 ... born Thomas Burrows on Sept. 14, 1994, in Florence, Ala. ... majoring in finance.