Appeared in 13 games and started two on the mound ... compiled an ERA of 5.10 and 15 strikeouts through 30 innings of work ... allowed just one earned run during his first outing of the season at Lamar on Feb. 16 ... tossed back-to-back scoreless and hitless innings against Milwaukee and Youngstown State on March 29 and April 5, respectively, throwing one frame per contest ... matched a career-high with six strikeouts against Wright State on April 17, tossing 5.1 innings on two-hit ball, and allowing zero earned runs.
Made 10 appearances and four starts on the mound for UIC ... tallied 29.1 innings of work with a record of 2-2 ... picked up the win against Edgewood on March 25 by tossing 5.1 frames and allowing a mere five hits and two runs ... notched his second win versus Chicago State on April 16 with 3.0 innings of shutout ball and zero hits.
Appeared in 17 games with 12 starts ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... made his collegiate debut against No. 5 Texas A&M on Feb. 19, allowing just three hits and two runs in 3.0 innings while striking out three batters ... held a 4.70 ERA and limited opponents to a .272 batting average, both team-highs among regular starters ... threw his first complete game against first-place Valparaiso on May 12 in an 8-3 win ... tallied a season-high six strikeouts in 5.0 innings vs. Northwestern on March 9, allowing no runs and four hits and garnered Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors for his effort (March 12).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in baseball at Plainfield North (Ill.) ... undefeated in his freshman year ... four-time conference and two-time regional champion ... team captain during his senior campaign ... named MVP twice ... all-conference, all-region and all-state honoree in his senior season ... biggest athletic thrill to date is winning the regional championship two years in a row ... born March 22, 1993, in Hinsdale, Ill. ... son of Marty and Kari Evak ... has two siblings, Brett and Corey ... Currently enrolled as a Finance major.