Freshman A.J. Reed Tosses Six One-Run Innings, adds Homer, Three Hits and Three RBI
Outlook Strong right-hander had a productive fall on the mound for UK ... Showed a good feel for pitching during the fall ... Will have the ability to have an immediate impact on the UK pitching staff ... One of three Eastern High School alumni on UK's roster, including Tyler Dunaway and Zach Strecker ... Tossed 16.2 innings during the fall, with a 1.62 ERA, striking out 18.
High School Played at Louisville Eastern High School earning three letters under John Morris...Listed as a top-five player in the state by Perfect Game ... Jefferson County's top sophomore in 2009 ... Selected as a final 100 member for Team USA, as well as being awarded second-team All State during his junior campaign ... Led Eastern in ERA with a 1.24 also posting the most complete games (five) and most shutouts (two)... First-team All State senior year...Named to the seventh region all-star team junior and senior seasons ... Started the most games for the Eagles with 10 ... Was Eastern's leader for the second consecutive year in ERA with a 1.22 as well as fanning 97 batters in 53.1 innings on the bump.
Personal Son of Rick and Kim Drake ... One older brother Blake (22) is currently a member of the Chicago White Sox organization, father Rick played college baseball at Indiana State ... Born Dec. 7, 1992 ... Blake appeared in 17 games in relief for the Rookie Pioneer League Great Falls Voyagers, posting a 3-2 record and a 4.39 ERA.